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27th Nov '16 1:44:37 PM NonoRobot
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* In [[http://lynxgriffin.tumblr.com/post/145243002663/dogs-of-future-past-masterpost Dogs of Future Past]], an Videogame/{{Undertale}} fanfiction, this is [[spoiler:Chara]]'s true wish: be able to move on, instead of being stuck with just his consciousness without a body nor a soul. Considering that until [[spoiler:Frisk]]'s arrival his consciousness [[FateWorseThanDeath was trapped in his rotting corpse in the ground]], and that without a soul he is unable to feel emotions like he used to, his wish for an end to his misery is quite understandable. In the end, [[spoiler:Frisk is able to grant him the rest he so longed for, thanks to their godlike powers. His reaction is one of profound, genuine relief, and his consciousness finally passes on, after a final goodbye to Asriel.]]

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* In [[http://lynxgriffin.tumblr.com/post/145243002663/dogs-of-future-past-masterpost Dogs of Future Past]], an Videogame/{{Undertale}} fanfiction, this is [[spoiler:Chara]]'s true wish: be able to move on, instead of being [[spoiler:being stuck with just his consciousness without a body nor a soul. soul]]. Considering that until [[spoiler:Frisk]]'s [[spoiler:Frisk's arrival his consciousness [[FateWorseThanDeath was trapped in his rotting corpse in the ground]], and that without a soul he is unable to feel emotions like he used to, his wish for an end to his misery is quite understandable.understandable]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Frisk is able to grant him the rest he so longed for, thanks to their godlike powers. His reaction is one of profound, genuine relief, and his consciousness finally passes on, after a final goodbye to Asriel.]]
27th Nov '16 1:43:06 PM NonoRobot
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* In [[http://lynxgriffin.tumblr.com/post/145243002663/dogs-of-future-past-masterpost Dogs of Future Past]], an Videogame/{{Undertale}} fanfiction, this is [[spoiler:Chara]]'s true wish: be able to move on, instead of being stuck with just his consciousness without a body nor a soul. Considering that until [[spoiler:Frisk]]'s arrival his consciousness [[FateWorseThanDeath was trapped in his rotting corpse in the ground]], and that without a soul he is unable to feel emotions like he used to, his wish for an end to his misery is quite understandable. In the end, [[spoiler:Frisk is able to grant him the rest he so longed for, thanks to their godlike powers. His reaction is one of profound, genuine relief, and his consciousness finally passes on, after a final goodbye to Asriel.]]
24th Nov '16 3:07:42 PM jeez
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the queen herself repeatedly states that she knows she won't leave the prison alive, and seems to have made peace with that thought.
21st Nov '16 9:16:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Sontarans of ''Series/DoctorWho'' are similarly eager to die in honorable combat, a trait [[PlanetOfHats brought forward particularly]] in the new series. This trope is played with in the episode "A Good Man Goes To War" when a Sontaran slowly dying of a painful wound quips that the experience is not quite as glorious as he anticipated. Of course, he's a nurse. He's later resurrected off-screen to become Vastra and Jenny's assistant in crime-fighting, so...good deal.

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The Sontarans of ''Series/DoctorWho'' are similarly eager to die in honorable combat, a trait [[PlanetOfHats brought forward particularly]] in the new series. This trope is played with in the episode "A Good Man Goes To War" when a Sontaran slowly dying of a painful wound quips that the experience is not quite as glorious as he anticipated. Of course, he's a nurse. He's later resurrected off-screen to become Vastra and Jenny's assistant in crime-fighting, so...good deal.
21st Nov '16 9:16:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HumanTarget'': People from [[TheAtoner Christopher Chance's]] [[ProfessionalKiller old life]] are ''constantly'' accusing him of being this, often using this exact phrase. Given his new line of work, they sort of have a point. His clients sometimes ask him the same question, too:

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* ''HumanTarget'': ''Series/HumanTarget'': People from [[TheAtoner Christopher Chance's]] [[ProfessionalKiller old life]] are ''constantly'' accusing him of being this, often using this exact phrase. Given his new line of work, they sort of have a point. His clients sometimes ask him the same question, too:
16th Nov '16 11:58:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} wants to die. Death is in love with him and vice versa, so jealous Thanos cursed him with [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. In the Age of Stryfe, an alternate future timeline Deadpool is still alive because of the curse and not his healing factor. The voices in Deadpool confirm his deathwish among other things :the only reason he desperately wants to be accepted is so his friends will care and put him out of his misery. If that doesn't work out he antagonizes them so they can extract their revenge on him. The later "Dead" storyline finally gives this to him via Franchise/SpiderMan villain Tombstone. However, it doesn't stick - he comes back, but [[spoiler:he loses his healing factor, but his body is totally healed and he's regained his true face.]] More importantly, [[spoiler:he doesn't want to die anymore.]]

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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} wants to die. Death is in love with him and vice versa, so jealous Thanos cursed him with [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. In the Age of Stryfe, an alternate future timeline Deadpool is still alive because of the curse and not his healing factor. The voices in Deadpool confirm his deathwish among other things :the things: the only reason he desperately wants to be accepted is so his friends will care and put him out of his misery. If that doesn't work out he antagonizes them so they can extract their revenge on him. The later "Dead" storyline finally gives this to him via Franchise/SpiderMan villain Tombstone. However, it doesn't stick - he comes back, but [[spoiler:he loses his healing factor, but his body is totally healed and he's regained his true face.]] More importantly, [[spoiler:he doesn't want to die anymore.]]
16th Nov '16 11:56:49 PM Tron80
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* Kaine, the imperfect clone of ComicBook/SpiderMan. He's not the typical death seeker as he sometimes changes his mind or even runs from a fatal fight. In the Grim Hunt back stories it's revealed he's too much of a coward to commit suicide, yet when he has a pre-cog vision about his own death at the hands of Kraven the Hunter he still challenges him.[[spoiler:He finally got what he wanted by duping the Kravinoff hunters into thinking he was Spider-Man. They sacrificed him to revive Kraven the hunter. Afterwards Kaine is resurrected with tarantula features, and is [[ComicBook/SpiderIsland ultimately reborn possessing Spider-Man's enhanced powers from Avengers Disassembled]].]]

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* Kaine, the imperfect clone of ComicBook/SpiderMan.Franchise/SpiderMan. He's not the typical death seeker as he sometimes changes his mind or even runs from a fatal fight. In the Grim Hunt back stories it's revealed he's too much of a coward to commit suicide, yet when he has a pre-cog vision about his own death at the hands of Kraven the Hunter he still challenges him.[[spoiler:He finally got what he wanted by duping the Kravinoff hunters into thinking he was Spider-Man. They sacrificed him to revive Kraven the hunter. Afterwards Kaine is resurrected with tarantula features, and is [[ComicBook/SpiderIsland ultimately reborn possessing Spider-Man's enhanced powers from Avengers Disassembled]].]]



* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} wants to die. Death is in love with him and vice versa, so jealous Thanos cursed him with [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. In the Age of Stryfe, an alternate future timeline Deadpool is still alive because of the curse and not his healing factor. The voices in Deadpool confirm his deathwish among other things :the only reason he desperately wants to be accepted is so his friends will care and put him out of his misery. If that doesn't work out he antagonizes them so they can extract their revenge on him. The later "Dead" storyline finally gives this to him via SpiderMan villain Tombstone. However, it doesn't stick - he comes back, but [[spoiler:he loses his healing factor, but his body is totally healed and he's regained his true face.]] More importantly, [[spoiler:he doesn't want to die anymore.]]
* Kraven the Hunter's main reason for hunting was to escape the harshness of life:"in the midst of pursuit...or a kill...I do not exist..all the petty pain of living falls away..all unrealized desires...until only the hunt is left". In the end he killed himself with a rifle in his mouth but he was resurrected years later against his wishes by the remaining kravinoff members. The ceremony of resurrection was corrupted so Kraven cannot die. Only the antithesis of a hunter (the spider) can kill him, so he hunts down spiders. Looking for a way to die with honor he went after {{Spider-man}} but he refused to kill him.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} wants to die. Death is in love with him and vice versa, so jealous Thanos cursed him with [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. In the Age of Stryfe, an alternate future timeline Deadpool is still alive because of the curse and not his healing factor. The voices in Deadpool confirm his deathwish among other things :the only reason he desperately wants to be accepted is so his friends will care and put him out of his misery. If that doesn't work out he antagonizes them so they can extract their revenge on him. The later "Dead" storyline finally gives this to him via SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan villain Tombstone. However, it doesn't stick - he comes back, but [[spoiler:he loses his healing factor, but his body is totally healed and he's regained his true face.]] More importantly, [[spoiler:he doesn't want to die anymore.]]
* ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'': Kraven the Hunter's main reason for hunting was to escape the harshness of life:"in the midst of pursuit...or a kill...I do not exist..all the petty pain of living falls away..all unrealized desires...until only the hunt is left". In the end he killed himself with a rifle in his mouth but he was resurrected years later against his wishes by the remaining kravinoff members. The ceremony of resurrection was corrupted so Kraven cannot die. Only the antithesis of a hunter (the spider) can kill him, so he hunts down spiders. Looking for a way to die with honor he went after {{Spider-man}} but he refused to kill him.



* In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', Doomsday the monster that nearly killed {{Superman}} becomes this millions of years in the future. Filled with self-loathing, he has gone back in time to remove every last trace of himself from the past, present, and future. Since people on Earth know how to clone him, he figures he needs to get rid of Earth as well.

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* In ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', Doomsday the monster that nearly killed {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} becomes this millions of years in the future. Filled with self-loathing, he has gone back in time to remove every last trace of himself from the past, present, and future. Since people on Earth know how to clone him, he figures he needs to get rid of Earth as well.well.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', the titular heroine fights Nightflame, a villain who is actually [[EnemyWithout her dying wish's embodiment]].
15th Nov '16 9:09:47 AM ConMan1226
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* Downplayed in ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}''. [[spoiler: By chapter 25, Riley doesn't want to ''die'' exactly, but she does seem intent on cutting off all ties with the real world and staying in the mind world forever, giving little regard to her family and friends.]]
11th Nov '16 10:55:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novels, in particular, tell the story of Felix Jaeger, a young poet who finds himself honor bound to accompany a Slayer and record his heroic doom. Unfortunately for Felix, Gotrek Grunnisson just happens to be the worst Slayer in history, on account of him being the most BadAss Dwarf, if not being, on the planet. He has killed everything from incarnations of rage and blood to dragons the length of football fields. Even if anything ''could'' kill Gotrek, Felix has no illusions about the fact that it would kill him soon after.

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** The ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novels, in particular, tell the story of Felix Jaeger, a young poet who finds himself honor bound to accompany a Slayer and record his heroic doom. Unfortunately for Felix, Gotrek Grunnisson just happens to be the worst Slayer in history, on account of him being the most BadAss badass Dwarf, if not being, on the planet. He has killed everything from incarnations of rage and blood to dragons the length of football fields. Even if anything ''could'' kill Gotrek, Felix has no illusions about the fact that it would kill him soon after.
10th Nov '16 3:35:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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'''Jim:''' (eagerly) When?

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'''Jim:''' (eagerly) (wistfully) When?


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* ''Film/TheyLookLikePeople'': Both Wyatt and Christian have shades of this.
** At one point, Wyatt puts the barrel of nailgun in his mouth as if on a whim and pauses for a long time before taking it out. He tries to put a nail through his hand, but the nailgun jams.
** Christian admits to contemplating suicide in the previous year before seeing a therapist for a single session. In the climax, [[spoiler:he volunteers to let Wyatt tie him up and gag him, knowing that Wyatt might murder him in a fit of paranoid psychosis]].
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