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19th Mar '17 4:46:48 AM NightShade96
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A little public service announcement that we at Wiki/TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately]]. Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. There ''is'' help out there, no matter what you might believe.

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A little public service announcement that we at Wiki/TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately]]. Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. There ''is'' [[YouAreNotAlone There]] ''[[YouAreNotAlone is]]'' [[YouAreNotAlone help out there, there]], no matter what you might believe.
18th Feb '17 12:04:51 AM NightShade96
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'''James:''' No. I... I won't.\\

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'''James:''' No. I... I I won't.\\



* DrivenToSuicide/{{FairyTales}}

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* DrivenToSuicide/{{FairyTales}}DrivenToSuicide/FairyTales
18th Feb '17 12:00:29 AM NightShade96
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Whatever the reason; ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a guilty conscience]], [[CrapsackWorld the world is simply too much to bear]], or [[InternalizedCategorism self-hatred, whether reasonable or unreasonable]]) a character may be driven to commit suicide. This may be as little as pondering their existence or as much as holding a gun to one's head. Most times, the character will have second thoughts, or will be talked down by a friend, but in shows where AnyoneCanDie, the character may go through with it. In any case this is a powerful way to underscore the desperation of the character. In a {{backstory}}, being Driven To Suicide can [[IncrediblyLamePun illuminate]] the character's DarkAndTroubledPast. On desperate occasions, this can be a happy ending, but only if a majority of the viewers agree, and this is very rare.

In some cases, the reason for suicide may not be depression, but honor, as with [[{{Seppuku}} ritual suicide.]] This obviously is more common in Japanese works (as in Japanese culture, traditionally suicide can be done to cleanse one's honor) than in Western ones (as in most Christian sects, suicide traditionally is a shameful act -- but classical settings allow it to be presented as honourable, e.g. in Shakespeare). It was also accepted by various ancient Greek philosophies, particularly that of the Stoics, as well as the ancient Romans and Egyptians; both of whom [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled lauded it as a dignified and timely alternative to illness, dementia, or disgrace]]. Some {{Proud Warrior Race}}s, such as the nomadic Scythians, preferred suicide as an alternative to dying in bed, thus making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. By contrast, Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, et al.) abhor suicide, believing that only {{God}} is permitted to say when a life may be ended -- however, there is considerable debate over issues like [[MercyKill euthanasia]], capital punishment, and killing in war.

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Whatever the reason; reason, ([[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a guilty conscience]], [[CrapsackWorld the world is simply too much to bear]], or [[InternalizedCategorism self-hatred, whether reasonable or unreasonable]]) a character may be driven to commit suicide. This may be as little as pondering their existence or as much as holding a gun to one's head. Most times, the character will have second thoughts, or will be [[TalkingDownTheSuicidal talked down down]] by a friend, but in shows where AnyoneCanDie, the character may go through with it. In any case case, this is a powerful way to underscore the desperation of the character. In a {{backstory}}, being Driven To Suicide can [[IncrediblyLamePun illuminate]] the character's DarkAndTroubledPast. On desperate occasions, this can be a happy ending, but only if a majority of the viewers agree, and this is very rare.

In some cases, the reason for suicide may not be depression, but honor, as with [[{{Seppuku}} ritual suicide.]] suicide]]. This is obviously is more common in Japanese works (as in Japanese culture, traditionally suicide can be done to cleanse one's honor) than in Western ones (as in most Christian sects, suicide traditionally is a shameful act -- but classical settings allow it to be presented as honourable, e.g. in Shakespeare). It was also accepted by various ancient Greek philosophies, particularly that of the Stoics, as well as the ancient Romans and Egyptians; Egyptians, both of whom [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled lauded it as a dignified and timely alternative to illness, dementia, or disgrace]]. Some {{Proud Warrior Race}}s, such as the nomadic Scythians, preferred suicide as an alternative to dying in bed, thus making this trope OlderThanFeudalism. By contrast, Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, et al.) abhor suicide, believing that only {{God}} is permitted to say when a life may be ended -- however, there is considerable debate over issues like [[MercyKill euthanasia]], capital punishment, and killing in war.



A little public service announcement that we at TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately.]] Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. There ''is''' help out there, no matter what you might believe.

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A little public service announcement that we at TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately.]] immediately]]. Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. There ''is''' ''is'' help out there, no matter what you might believe.
16th Feb '17 10:16:31 AM a83hg
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For any tropers who feel this way... '''YouAreNotAlone. [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention There are numbers you can call. Please, talk to someone.]]'''

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For any tropers who feel this way... '''YouAreNotAlone. A little public service announcement that we at TVTropes would be very remiss not to make here: If you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention get help immediately.]] Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. There are numbers ''is''' help out there, no matter what you can call. Please, talk to someone.]]'''might believe.
1st Jan '17 5:11:04 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide/{{FairyTales}}



* DrivenToSuicide/{{FairyTales}}
2nd Aug '16 10:45:16 AM Jeduthun
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This is regularly [[SuicideAsComedy played for laughs]], despite the risk of falling into "DudeNotFunny" territory. Also incidentally, deliberately pushing someone into suicide is treated the same as premeditated first-degree murder in many countries. Unfortunately, [[KidsAreCruel minors can be total monsters]] to each other, and [[NightmareFuel grave bullying at school]] or elsewhere often can have very sad consequences (the bully more often than not also gets off with a simple slap on the wrist, too).

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This is regularly [[SuicideAsComedy played for laughs]], despite the risk of falling into "DudeNotFunny" territory. Also incidentally, [[SuicideDare deliberately pushing someone into suicide suicide]] is treated the same as premeditated first-degree murder in many countries. Unfortunately, [[KidsAreCruel minors can be total monsters]] to each other, and [[NightmareFuel grave bullying at school]] or elsewhere often can have very sad consequences (the bully more often than not also gets off with a simple slap on the wrist, too).
14th Jun '16 7:22:10 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-405 SCP-405 ("Telepathy Virus")]]. SCP-405 is a contagious effect that causes the victim to gain the power of uncontrollable {{Telepathy}}. The constant mental "noise" and resulting sleep deprivation cause most victims to attempt suicide.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-405 SCP-405 ("Telepathy Virus")]]. SCP-405 is a contagious effect that causes the victim to gain the power of uncontrollable {{Telepathy}}. The constant mental "noise" and resulting sleep deprivation cause most victims to attempt suicide.
21st Apr '16 6:02:51 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-405 SCP-405 ("Telepathy Virus")]]. SCP-405 is a contagious effect that causes the victim to gain the power of uncontrollable {{Telepathy}}. The constant mental "noise" and resulting sleep deprivation cause most victims to attempt suicide.
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* Samuel Shaw tried to commit suicide in Wrestling/{{TNA}} when he realized Christie Hemme, [[StalkerWithaCrush whom he had been stalking]], did not share his affections. This eventually lead to him being put in a padded cell.[[/folder]]

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* Samuel Shaw tried to commit suicide in Wrestling/{{TNA}} when he realized Christie Hemme, [[StalkerWithaCrush whom he had been stalking]], did not share his affections. This eventually lead to him being put in a padded cell.[[/folder]]cell.
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31st Jan '16 2:21:44 AM Dravencour
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Tragically, this is an all too common occurrence in RealLife, but due to the nature of this trope, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please do not add real life examples]]. [[norealife]]

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Tragically, this is an all too common occurrence in RealLife, but due to the nature of this trope, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please do not add real life examples]]. [[norealife]]\n
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24th Jan '16 9:34:40 AM DoctorCooper
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This is regularly [[SuicideAsComedy played for laughs]], despite being DudeNotFunny. Also incidentally, deliberately pushing someone into suicide is treated the same as premeditated first-degree murder in many countries. Unfortunately, [[KidsAreCruel minors can be total monsters]] to each other, and [[NightmareFuel grave bullying at school]] or elsewhere often can have very sad consequences (the bully more often than not also gets off with a simple slap on the wrist, too).

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This is regularly [[SuicideAsComedy played for laughs]], despite being DudeNotFunny.the risk of falling into "DudeNotFunny" territory. Also incidentally, deliberately pushing someone into suicide is treated the same as premeditated first-degree murder in many countries. Unfortunately, [[KidsAreCruel minors can be total monsters]] to each other, and [[NightmareFuel grave bullying at school]] or elsewhere often can have very sad consequences (the bully more often than not also gets off with a simple slap on the wrist, too).
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