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21st Jun '16 12:47:45 PM delightfulCheshire
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* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', [[spoiler:Ovan]] has a plan that will solve all the problems plaguing The World. Problem is, said plan requires him to die, and the AIDA possessing him will not allow him to commit suicide. Thus, he spends the series trying to pull a SuicideByCop.

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* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', [[spoiler:Ovan]] has a plan that will solve all the problems plaguing The World. Problem is, said plan [[ThanatosGambit requires him to die, die]], and the AIDA possessing him will not allow him to commit suicide. Thus, he spends the series trying to pull a SuicideByCop.
21st Jun '16 12:16:42 PM delightfulCheshire
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*** [[spoiler:If you get the BadEnding, Julius Mode is literally Julius [[MercyKill keeping his promise]].]]
13th Jun '16 12:28:28 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', Tommy finds his girlfriend Jen but she has been fused onto a monster and he is forced to fight her. In the end, she begs him to kill her.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', ''VideoGame/Prey2006'', Tommy finds his girlfriend Jen but she has been fused onto a monster and he is forced to fight her. In the end, she begs him to kill her.
10th Jun '16 8:58:02 PM Gamermaster
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** And later, we learn that this is ''not'' the first time Rukia has done that. The guy she had to kill back then was actually her BigBrotherMentor and first love, Kaien Shiba, whose body had been taken over by the same Hollow that had just killed his wife Miyako aka Ruki'as CoolBigSis. Poor Rukia was so badly traumatised that she saw her upcoming execution in Soul Society as a way to get a SuicideByCop and atone for her actions.

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** And later, we learn that this is ''not'' the first time Rukia has done that. The guy she had to kill back then was actually her BigBrotherMentor and first love, Kaien Shiba, whose body had been taken over by the same Hollow that had just killed his wife Miyako aka Ruki'as Rukia's CoolBigSis. Poor Rukia was so badly traumatised traumatized that she saw her upcoming execution in Soul Society as a way to get a SuicideByCop and atone for her actions.
27th May '16 1:14:34 PM Saber15
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* In ''An Exaltation of Larks'' by Creator/RobertReed, the dean of a university is ousted for corruption by the journalist protagonist. The dean invites the journalist to his office just in time for him to [[AteHisGun blown his own brains out with a revolver]]. Fortunately for everyone involved, TheSingularity has come and gone without anyone realizing it, and the dean surprisingly finds himself very much not dead despite half his head decorating the wallpaper. As the protagonist leaves the room, he hears five more shots. The dean later shows up working as agent for the time travelers that kicked off the singularity and is none the worse for wear.
18th May '16 2:13:24 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' had a rather literal version of the trope: Bruce Banner reveals that he at one point he tried to commit suicide (presumably by [[AteHisGun orally shooting himself]] with a pistol), but he went Hulk and spat the bullet back out. Unlike most examples of ICannotSelfTerminate, he also strongly advises the other main characters from trying to kill him because he realizes that it wouldn't work.

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* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' had a rather literal version of the trope: Bruce Banner reveals that he at one point he tried to commit suicide (presumably by [[AteHisGun orally shooting himself]] with a pistol), but he went Hulk and spat the bullet back out. Unlike most examples of ICannotSelfTerminate, I Cannot Self-Terminate, he also strongly advises the other main characters from trying to kill him because he realizes that it wouldn't work.



* While Seppuku is frowned upon now, there is still a large cultural mindset in Japan towards self-punishment for dishonor. Although it doesn't usually reach ICannotSelfTerminate levels, it can result in an odd (for Westerners) predeliction towards redemption.

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* While Seppuku is frowned upon now, there is still a large cultural mindset in Japan towards self-punishment for dishonor. Although it doesn't usually reach ICannotSelfTerminate I Cannot Self-Terminate levels, it can result in an odd (for Westerners) predeliction towards redemption.
11th May '16 12:19:36 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Ourselves Alone," Cameron's continued uncertainty about her own ability to control her actions following the damage to her chip prompts her to build a self-destruct device. She gives this to John, saying that she can't self-terminate, so she'll trust him with the device in case she goes rogue again.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Ourselves Alone," Cameron's continued uncertainty about her own ability to control her actions following the damage to her chip prompts her to build a self-destruct device. She gives this to John, saying that she can't self-terminate, so she'll trust him with the device in case she goes rogue again.
24th Apr '16 4:55:08 AM Sigge
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* In an alternate timeline in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' where Chloe's father William [[spoiler: is still alive, Chloe is quadriplegic after being in a car accident with the car William gave her]]. After meeting up and spending a day together, Chloe explain that [[spoiler: her respiratory system is breaking down and ask Max to increase the morphine amount and kill her since she can't do it herself.]] [[SadisticChoice It's up to the player whether or not to go through it]].
17th Apr '16 11:47:43 AM billybobfred
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* TruthInTelevision example: The phenomenon of "[[SuicideByCop police-assisted suicide]]," in which people who can't bring themselves to end their own lives commit a violent crime, such as taking a hostage, in order to provoke the police into shooting them. Only officially considered "suicide" if the person left a note to that effect.

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* TruthInTelevision example: The phenomenon of "[[SuicideByCop police-assisted suicide]]," in which people who can't bring themselves to end their own lives commit a violent crime, such as taking a hostage, in order to provoke the police into shooting them. Only officially considered "suicide" if the person left a note to that effect.
16th Apr '16 2:14:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The 1990 comedy ''Film/ShortTime'' stars Dabney Coleman as a police officer who erroneously finds out he has a terminal illness. The problem is, his wife ([[HeyItsThatGuy Marge]] in Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld) only gets his pension pre-retirement if he is killed in the line of duty. Since suicide is also out of the question, he starts taking massive risks on the job in an effort to get a perp to kill him.

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* The 1990 comedy ''Film/ShortTime'' stars Dabney Coleman as a police officer who erroneously finds out he has a terminal illness. The problem is, his wife ([[HeyItsThatGuy Marge]] (Marge in Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld) only gets his pension pre-retirement if he is killed in the line of duty. Since suicide is also out of the question, he starts taking massive risks on the job in an effort to get a perp to kill him.
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