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16th May '16 4:36:59 AM harostar
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* In the final arc of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Yomo suggests that [[spoiler: Yoshimura, Enji Koma, and Kaya Irimi]] have gone into battle with the intention of dying to redeem themselves. Touka argues that she should join them, because she's a murderer as well -- he sternly reminds her that ''her'' task is to honor their sacrifice by continuing to live with the pain. In a slightly more comical moment, Kaneki is briefly scolded for ruining everything by coming to rescue them.

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In the final arc of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the original series, Yomo suggests that [[spoiler: Yoshimura, Enji Koma, and Kaya Irimi]] have gone into battle with the intention of dying to redeem themselves. Touka argues that she should join them, because she's a murderer as well -- he sternly reminds her that ''her'' task is to honor their sacrifice by continuing to live with the pain. In a slightly more comical moment, Kaneki is briefly scolded for ruining everything by coming to rescue them.
** In the sequel, [[spoiler: after regaining his memories, Kaneki realizes that he wanted to die when he confronted Arima at V14. He decides that he wants to "die in style", and spends several months preparing to carry out a suitably dramatic death. After months of wearing a JerkassFacade, he betrays the CCG and breaks Hinami out of Cochlea.....all while intending to use her escape to [[SuicideByCop provoke Arima]] into killing him. Arima ends up seeing through this ruse, lecturing him over his misguided actions and repeatedly baiting him into fighting harder. After a brutal CurbStompBattle, he realizes that a part of him doesn't really wish for death and resolves to go on living in spite of it not being "cool"]].
9th May '16 11:33:02 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** Subverted. The three pilots had been actively seeking (Rei) or passively wanting to die during the War, but they started to get better after the death of Kaworu.
** Played straight with [[spoiler:Keiko,]] who wanted to die after her mother's death.
8th May '16 6:13:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Detective Inspector William "Jack" Frost in ''ATouchOfFrost'' tried and failed to commit suicide by confronting an armed criminal. He got the George Cross for his troubles.

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* Detective Inspector William "Jack" Frost in ''ATouchOfFrost'' ''Series/ATouchOfFrost'' tried and failed to commit suicide by confronting an armed criminal. He got the George Cross for his troubles.
27th Apr '16 11:33:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': [[ColdSniper Sasha]] has become one of these following [[spoiler:[[BreakTheCutie her boyfriend and her brother's deaths]]]].

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':
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[[ColdSniper Sasha]] has become one of these following [[spoiler:[[BreakTheCutie her boyfriend and her brother's deaths]]]].
27th Apr '16 2:46:09 AM DarkHunter
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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' takes this to a new extreme: he doesn't just want to die; he wants to cause a paradox so big that reality itself will cause him to [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble cease to ever having started to exist.]] He gets better during the events of the Unlimited Blade Works route.

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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' takes this to a new extreme: he doesn't just want to die; he wants to die, but because he exists as a Counter Guardian/Heroic Spirit, unbound by time, the only way it would even be possible for him to die would be to cause a paradox so big that reality itself will cause him to [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble cease to ever having started to exist.]] He gets better during the events of the Unlimited Blade Works route.
5th Apr '16 4:01:33 PM Gravityman
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** When Rick reunites with Morgan in Season 3, he's been become to this. Morgan considers himself a failure for being unable to put down his now undead wife, who then bites and turns his son, so he's lost all hope and reason. When he finally sees Rick again, he attacks him, not because he mistook him for a stranger, but because he was hoping Rick would kill him.
** Carol becomes one in Season 6. After having adopted the philosophy that she must be willing to do awful things to survive and protect her group over the past few seasons, which includes killing innocents and children, the guilt of it all finally catches up to her. When a Savior has her pinned down and is shooting her in the arm as revenge for her killing his friends, she keeps trying to goad him into doing it. When he begins to walk away without killing her, she practically begs him to finish her off.


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** Henry from ''Awakening'' also counts, although in his case it seems to be less out of despair and [[NightmareFetishist more out of curiosity about what dying would feel like]]. He makes several comments about wanting to die in a very bloody, yet painless manner, and his death quote has him call it beautiful. [[spoiler: His solo ending also strongly implies that he eventually killed himself]].
27th Mar '16 11:23:03 PM Materioptikon
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* All the Undead Pilgrims seen in the intro of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' are this, since the Fire has faded so much that most all of them are stuck as slowly decaying near-Hollows. By going on Pilgrimage to Lothric, they hope to get close enough to the embers of the First Flame that they can finally be granted death. [[spoiler: Yoel of Londor is the only one of the group to survive, a fact that he seriously isn't happy about, but if you allow him to "tease out your potential" (read: give you a free level at the cost of inflicting you with a Dark Sigil) five times he'll finally perish as he was supposed to.]]

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* ** All the Undead Pilgrims seen in the intro of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' are this, since the Fire has faded so much that most all of them are stuck as slowly decaying near-Hollows. By going on Pilgrimage to Lothric, they hope to get close enough to the embers of the First Flame that they can finally be granted death. [[spoiler: Yoel of Londor is the only one of the group to survive, a fact that he seriously isn't happy about, but if you allow him to "tease out your potential" (read: give you a free level at the cost of inflicting you with a Dark Sigil) five times he'll finally perish as he was supposed to.]]
27th Mar '16 11:16:37 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[spoiler:Gehrman is one, according to him, he stays in the Dream for too long, and wished to be unshackled from it.]] He begs [[spoiler: Laurence, Master Willem]], and eventually [[spoiler: The Hunter]]. He [[spoiler: offers the Hunter "[[MercyKill mercy]]", just to [[TheLastDance provoke them to put him out of his misery]].]] The night, and the dream, were long...



** [[spoiler: Gherman, The First Hunter]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' wishes for this, as he has been [[spoiler: trapped in the Hunter's Dream for so long that it's basically become his prison. Should you refuse his offer to be freed of the Dream and the Nightmare, you can give him his death.]]
** All the Undead Pilgrims seen in the intro of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' are this, since the Fire has faded so much that most all of them are stuck as slowly decaying near-Hollows. By going on Pilgrimage to Lothric, they hope to get close enough to the embers of the First Flame that they can finally be granted death. [[spoiler: Yoel of Londor is the only one of the group to survive, a fact that he seriously isn't happy about, but if you allow him to "tease out your potential" (read: give you a free level at the cost of inflicting you with a Dark Sigil) five times he'll finally perish as he was supposed to.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[spoiler:Gehrman is one, according to him, he stays in the Dream for too long, and wished to be unshackled from it.]] He begs [[spoiler: Gherman, The First Hunter]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' wishes for this, as he has been Laurence, Master Willem]], and eventually [[spoiler: trapped in The Hunter]]. He [[spoiler: offers the Hunter's Dream for so long that it's basically become Hunter "[[MercyKill mercy]]", just to [[TheLastDance provoke them to put him out of his prison. Should you refuse his offer to be freed of the Dream misery]].]] The night, and the Nightmare, you can give him his death.]]
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dream, were long...
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All the Undead Pilgrims seen in the intro of ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' are this, since the Fire has faded so much that most all of them are stuck as slowly decaying near-Hollows. By going on Pilgrimage to Lothric, they hope to get close enough to the embers of the First Flame that they can finally be granted death. [[spoiler: Yoel of Londor is the only one of the group to survive, a fact that he seriously isn't happy about, but if you allow him to "tease out your potential" (read: give you a free level at the cost of inflicting you with a Dark Sigil) five times he'll finally perish as he was supposed to.]]
26th Mar '16 7:28:40 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Suzaku Kururugi's exceptional piloting skills and willingness to put himself in mortal danger in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' are revealed to be because he is a Death Seeker of the RedemptionEqualsDeath variety: [[spoiler:after he murdered his father, ex-Prime Minister Genbu Kururugi, and doomed Japan to Britannian tyranny because of that, he seeks to be punished for the crime he was never blamed for]]. This gets a whole lot trickier when Lelouch places a [[MindControl Geass]] on him instructing him to "Live!" with no duration or parameters. Thus, whenever he tries to do something suicidal, or even just accepts that death will be the result of his current situation, the Geass command forces him to take any action he possibly can to avoid dying. [[spoiler:Given the [[CrapsackWorld nature of ''Code Geass'']], this has predictably tragic results.]] It doesn't stop him from trying, though, which leads to [[spoiler: Suzaku destroying the Tokyo settlement when he tried to let Kallen kill him while carrying a nuke]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero on both sides. However, he does use the Geass to his advantage at one point. [[spoiler:When he fights an enemy with a Geass that allows him to see into the future, Suzaku uses the "Live!" effect to enhance his performance and move too fast for his opponent to keep up.]] Lampshaded by Lelouch, who comments on how powerful his mental discipline is. The Geass even provides him with knowledge he shouldn't even be able to have; [[spoiler: his reflexes tell him when to throw a spear that will disable a FLEJA nuke]].

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* Suzaku Kururugi's exceptional piloting skills and willingness to put himself in mortal danger in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' are revealed to be because he is a Death Seeker of the RedemptionEqualsDeath variety: [[spoiler:after he murdered his father, ex-Prime Minister Genbu Kururugi, and doomed Japan to Britannian tyranny because of that, he seeks to be punished for the crime he was never blamed for]]. This gets a whole lot trickier when Lelouch places a [[MindControl Geass]] on him instructing him to "Live!" with no duration or parameters. Thus, whenever he tries to do something suicidal, or even just accepts that death will be the result of his current situation, the Geass command forces him to take any action he possibly can to avoid dying. [[spoiler:Given the [[CrapsackWorld nature of ''Code Geass'']], the series]], this has predictably tragic results.]] It doesn't stop him from trying, though, which leads to [[spoiler: Suzaku destroying the Tokyo settlement when he tried to let Kallen kill him while carrying a nuke]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero on both sides. However, he does use the Geass to his advantage at one point. [[spoiler:When he fights an enemy with a Geass that allows him to see into the future, Suzaku uses the "Live!" effect to enhance his performance and move too fast for his opponent to keep up.]] Lampshaded by Lelouch, who comments on how powerful his mental discipline is. The Geass even provides him with knowledge he shouldn't even be able to have; [[spoiler: his reflexes tell him when to throw a spear that will disable a FLEJA nuke]].



** Pretty much every Undead that has yet to go Hollow wants to die a good death in some way, shape, or form so that they don't degenerate into a mindless husk of their former selves.

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** Pretty much every Every Undead that has yet to go Hollow wants to die a good death in some way, shape, or form so that they don't degenerate into a mindless husk of their former selves.
26th Mar '16 7:04:07 PM portaljumper339
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* The ''Souls'' series by FromSoftware seems to have its fair share of them. Given that they live in CrapsackWorlds where death can be ''very'' hard to come by if you get dealt a bad hand in life, it makes sense. To wit;

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* The ''Souls'' series by FromSoftware seems to have its fair share of them. Given that they live in CrapsackWorlds [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Worlds]] where death can be ''very'' hard to come by if you get dealt a bad hand in life, it makes sense. To wit;
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