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19th Aug '17 4:02:35 PM EdwardGil
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19th Aug '17 3:58:15 PM Gamermaster
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* In one of the endings for ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness'' Sicily sacrifices her life for her older brother Laharl ([[HisStoryRepeatsItself much like how their mother did when he was a child]]). The narration states that Laharl was so overcome with grief that he simply waited a the spot where she disappeared until he eventually died.

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* In one of the endings for ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness'' Sicily sacrifices her life for her older brother Laharl ([[HisStoryRepeatsItself much like how their mother did when he was a child]]). The narration states that Laharl was so overcome with grief that he simply waited a at the spot where she disappeared until he eventually died.
17th Aug '17 3:01:44 AM bt8257
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!!'''As a DeathTrope, a good part of the Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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!!'''As a DeathTrope, a good part of the many Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''
14th Aug '17 10:23:36 PM Gamermaster
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* In one of the endings for ''VideoGame/DisgaeaD2ABrighterDarkness'' Sicily sacrifices her life for her older brother Laharl ([[HisStoryRepeatsItself much like how their mother did when he was a child]]). The narration states that Laharl was so overcome with grief that he simply waited a the spot where she disappeared until he eventually died.
6th Aug '17 5:41:29 PM WillBGood
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* Seen in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' in episode "My House", when a patient whose husband had just passed was suffering from "Broken Heart Syndrome" (see Real Life examples of this trope), though she didn't die from it. This happens to lead to one of the show's all-time great {{Imagine Spot}}s: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVebMKT3uDs "Get me a box of kittens, STAT!"]]

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* Seen in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' in episode "My House", when a patient whose husband had just passed was suffering from "Broken Heart Syndrome" (see Real Life examples of this trope), above), though she didn't die from it. This happens to lead to one of the show's all-time great {{Imagine Spot}}s: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVebMKT3uDs "Get me a box of kittens, STAT!"]]
23rd Jul '17 11:33:49 AM Fliegenbein400
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** Prince Mamilius in ''Theatre/AWinter's Tale'' after his mother is accused of adultery and thrown into prison.

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** Prince Mamilius in ''Theatre/AWinter's Tale'' ''Theatre/TheWintersTale'' after his mother is accused of adultery and thrown into prison.
23rd Jul '17 11:31:31 AM Fliegenbein400
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* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' contains two examples, one played straight and one subverted. Lady Montague is said to have died of despair after she learned about Romeo's banishment. Also, Juliet is believed to have died of grief over the death of her cousin Tybalt. Subverted because Juliet isn't dead, and wasn't grieving that much over Tybalt anyway... though despair ''does'' drive her to kill herself when Romeo kicks it.
* Enobarbus in ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' after he realizes betraying Antony was too much for him. Manages a long monologue before he dies (and there's also an opera of the play, where he sings an aria in good ol' operatic tradition).

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* Lots of characters in Shakespeare, especially:
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''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' contains two examples, one played straight and one subverted. Lady Montague is said to have died of despair after she learned about Romeo's banishment. Also, Juliet is believed to have died of grief over the death of her cousin Tybalt. Subverted because Juliet isn't dead, and wasn't grieving that much over Tybalt anyway... though despair ''does'' drive her to kill herself when Romeo kicks it.
* ** Enobarbus in ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' after he realizes betraying Antony was too much for him. Manages a long monologue before he dies (and there's also an opera of the play, where he sings an aria in good ol' operatic tradition).tradition).
** John of Gaunt in ''Theatre/RichardII'', when his son is sent into exile.
** Falstaff in ''Theatre/HenryV'' after Hal breaks off contact with him. Arguably the most poignant death in the play, despite its being the offstage death of a character who never appears in this play, as we hear Mistress Quickly describing his death. Perhaps it had to be unseen to be believed - if we actually watched Falstaff die, we would probably assume he was faking again, as in ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1''
** Prince Mamilius in ''Theatre/AWinter's Tale'' after his mother is accused of adultery and thrown into prison.
** King Lear, when he eventually realises that Cordelia is dead.
12th Jul '17 11:16:09 PM AwesomeMcAwesomePants
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* Padme in ''Film/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' suffered this according to the medbot attending her. Watching her husband become Darth Vader was apparently too much and even giving birth to twin future heroes of the galaxy wasn't enough to salvage her will to live. Apparently getting force choked hard enough to break bones wouldn't have killed her if she hadn't given up, though saying "there is still good in him" kinda contradicts that. [[FanWank Fans have their theories of other possible causes for Padme's death.]]

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* Padme in ''Film/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' suffered this according to the medbot attending her. Watching her husband become Darth Vader turn evil and everything she worked for come crashing down around her as she witnesses the rise of a totalitarian government was apparently likely too much and even giving birth to twin future heroes of the galaxy wasn't enough to salvage for her will to live. Apparently getting force choked hard enough to break bones wouldn't have killed although it's unclear how much her if she hadn't given up, though saying "there is still good in him" kinda contradicts that. [[FanWank husband choking her had to do with it. [[WildMassGuessing Fans have their theories of other possible causes for Padme's death.]]
5th Jul '17 8:57:51 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' gives this as the demise of Tailtiu, a seemingly bright and cheerful young mage in the first generation, by [[spoiler:having her survive the horrific Battle of Belhalla which took the lives of many of her friends and possible husband, separated with her son and then enduring physical and mental abuse by her completely evil sister-in-law to protect her infant daughter, all these taking a great toll to her own psyche that she degraded to a sorrowful woman that there is no day without her crying until at one point she succumbed to illness after losing her will to live.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' gives this as the demise of Tailtiu, [[spoiler:Tailtiu, a seemingly bright and cheerful young mage in the first generation, by [[spoiler:having having her survive the horrific Battle of Belhalla which took the lives of many of her friends and possible husband, separated with her son and then enduring physical and mental abuse by her completely evil sister-in-law to protect her infant daughter, all these taking a great toll to her own psyche that she degraded to a sorrowful woman that there is no day without her crying until at one point she succumbed to illness after losing her will to live.]]
5th Jul '17 8:56:55 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' gives this as the demise of Tailtiu, a seemingly bright and cheerful young mage in the first generation, by [[spoiler:having her survive the horrific Battle of Belhalla which took the lives of many of her friends and possible husband, separated with her son and then enduring physical and mental abuse by her completely evil sister-in-law to protect her infant daughter, all these taking a great toll to her own psyche that she degraded to a sorrowful woman that there is no day without her crying until at one point she succumbed to illness after losing her will to live.]]
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