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18th Sep '16 4:15:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "Mutiny" and "Retribution": [[InsaneAdmiral Crazy Captain]] Sawyer is all kinds of insane, paranoid and senile. Among other things, he wants to die and would love to go with all the glory of dying in battle as a legend of the Navy. Never mind taking all his men with him as well. At one point, he pleads Horatio, his third lieutenant, to shoot him, and later in the story gets his ship ''Renown'' aground and under heavy fire. They are helpless, and it was a freaking miracle that his lieutenants got the ship afloat and that they were not blown to pieces or burnt down by hot shots. His wish does come true eventually. He is surprisingly able to FaceDeathWithDignity when their Spanish prisoners escape and take them. His last command was taken from him, but the Admiralty take some pains to see that his reputation is not destroyed.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', ''Series/HoratioHornblower'':
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"Mutiny" and "Retribution": [[InsaneAdmiral Crazy Captain]] Sawyer is all kinds of insane, paranoid and senile. Among other things, he wants to die and would love to go with all the glory of dying in battle as a legend of the Navy. Never mind taking all his men with him as well. At one point, he pleads Horatio, his third lieutenant, to shoot him, and later in the story gets his ship ''Renown'' aground and under heavy fire. They are helpless, and it was a freaking miracle that his lieutenants got the ship afloat and that they were not blown to pieces or burnt down by hot shots. His wish does come true eventually. He is surprisingly able to FaceDeathWithDignity when their Spanish prisoners escape and take them. His last command was taken from him, but the Admiralty take some pains to see that his reputation is not destroyed.
18th Sep '16 2:18:36 PM kazokuhouou
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** In "The Even Chance" Horatio becomes one of these when he proposes a duel between him and Simpson: either he dies and is free of Simpson or Simpson dies and he's free of Simpson. Either way, he wins. This is more obvious in the book.


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* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' with the Jester, who specifically wants to be ''lynched'', so he can haunt someone and kill them after his death. Getting killed in the middle of the night by a murderer doesn't count.
6th Sep '16 8:01:53 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', [[AxCrazy Kamanosuke]] only joins the Braves so that he can get [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Saizo to kill him]] after a good, [[BloodLust bloody]] fight.
29th Aug '16 5:48:30 AM eliaskelham
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* Kirito from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' goes through a phase of this after learning that his quest to revive his dead girlfriend was futile. He planned to banzai charge the boss monsters until one killed him. A recorded message from said dead girlfriend talks him out of it.

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* Kirito from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' goes through a phase of this after learning a lower-level guild he joins ends up dying. He initially attempts an extremely dangerous boss fight so that his quest to revive his dead girlfriend he can get a revival item for Sachi, a female member he was futile. He planned particularly close to. When that doesn't work, he plans to banzai charge the boss monsters until one killed him. A kills him, but a posthumous recorded message from said dead girlfriend Sachi talks him out of it.
28th Aug '16 7:25:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FalconRising'': At the start of the film John is suicidal, both considering using a gun on himself and interrupting a liquor store robbery by taunting one of the robbers to shoot him.
24th Aug '16 8:11:38 AM Willbyr
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* [[BlackButler Grell]] when we first meet her.

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* [[BlackButler [[Manga/BlackButler Grell]] when we first meet her.



* In ''{{Trigun}}'', it's heavily implied that [[spoiler: Legato Bluesummers]] is this.

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* In ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', it's heavily implied that [[spoiler: Legato Bluesummers]] is this.
19th Aug '16 5:19:31 PM CountDorku
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', Chromedome certainly seems less than eager to continue living. During the War, he was actively suicidal, to the point where he met his current conjunx endura, Rewind, at an assisted suicide clinic. In the plot, he has continued to engage in mnemosurgery despite its tendency to slowly kill its practitioners, and he got so reckless when performing it on a near-unstoppable captive Decepticon SuperSoldier that he stopped telling anyone he was going in. [[spoiler:When he finds out that Rewind's former conjunx endura has been {{Mode Lock}}ed as the Pet of the DJD, he attempts to bring back Dominus at the cost of his own life; Rewind has to sever his arm to get him to stop.]] [[BloodKnight Whirl]] also has elements of this, with his complete refusal to ever retreat and the time he actively asked a traumatised hostage taker to shoot him, but Chromedome is the one who spends the most screentime actively doing something that is pushing him closer to death every time he does it.
16th Aug '16 4:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Troll Slayers are a player career path in ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', though after advancing through the Giant and Daemon Slayer stages their only exit career is "Glorious Death," so a note advises players to "think it over carefully" before picking the class. The class evades GameBreaker status because anyone playing a slayer is expected to act like one; you are supposed to pick fights even when the odds aren't good, sleep deprivation, mental instability and rampant alcoholism is the best way to spend your downtime, and armour is for people without a death wish (i.e. people who are not you). Your impressive combat prowess is there to make the party want to hang out with you anyway. Their only non-combat abilities are limited to "resistance to getting drunk" and "scaring people," so the only thing a Slayer is good for outside of a fight is ''starting'' one.

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** Troll Slayers are a player career path in ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'', though after advancing through the Giant and Daemon Slayer stages their only exit career is "Glorious Death," so a note advises players to "think it over carefully" before picking the class. The class evades GameBreaker status because anyone playing a slayer is expected to act like one; you are supposed to pick fights even when the odds aren't good, sleep deprivation, mental instability and rampant alcoholism is the best way to spend your downtime, and armour is for people without a death wish (i.e. people who are not you). Your impressive combat prowess is there to make the party want to hang out with you anyway. Their only non-combat abilities are limited to "resistance to getting drunk" and "scaring people," so the only thing a Slayer is good for outside of a fight is ''starting'' one.
7th Aug '16 10:59:19 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/LadyShiva of TheDCU is a Death Seeker like Cassandra Cain [[spoiler: her own daughter]] mentioned earlier. Shiva has always regretted that her sister was killed for the sake of her own potential as a martial artist and confessed to Cassandra that she misses her every day. As a result, Shiva is a mix of a BloodKnight and a Death Seeker. She continues to challenge and train gifted martial artists out of a need to validate her sister's death by proving that she is the strongest, but at the same time she secretly hopes to die at the hands of someone better due to her guilt.

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* ComicBook/LadyShiva of TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU is a Death Seeker like Cassandra Cain [[spoiler: her own daughter]] mentioned earlier. Shiva has always regretted that her sister was killed for the sake of her own potential as a martial artist and confessed to Cassandra that she misses her every day. As a result, Shiva is a mix of a BloodKnight and a Death Seeker. She continues to challenge and train gifted martial artists out of a need to validate her sister's death by proving that she is the strongest, but at the same time she secretly hopes to die at the hands of someone better due to her guilt.
7th Aug '16 10:55:37 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, an assassin in TheDCU. His death wish stems from an incident in his childhood; his wealthy parents hated each other, and mom tried to hire her sons to kill their father. The younger brother, Floyd, tried to prevent his older brother from doing so, but his brother kicked him out of the house. Floyd got his hands on a gun and stood on a tree branch, hoping to [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands simply wound his brother]], but the branch snapped and he missed. So he killed the brother he loved to save a father he hated. Eventually, Floyd became an assassin for hire, assuming the Deadshot identity. After multiple stints on the aptly named SuicideSquad and a few fights against other badass assassins, he's still alive.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, an assassin in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. His death wish stems from an incident in his childhood; his wealthy parents hated each other, and mom tried to hire her sons to kill their father. The younger brother, Floyd, tried to prevent his older brother from doing so, but his brother kicked him out of the house. Floyd got his hands on a gun and stood on a tree branch, hoping to [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands simply wound his brother]], but the branch snapped and he missed. So he killed the brother he loved to save a father he hated. Eventually, Floyd became an assassin for hire, assuming the Deadshot identity. After multiple stints on the aptly named SuicideSquad and a few fights against other badass assassins, he's still alive.
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