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28th Aug '16 7:26:00 AM MitchellProductions
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* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Gradius}} Gradius Gaiden]]'', when the Deltatry in Formidable Guardians is defeated, it uses its two Intruders to destroy itself because it cannot explode after the core is destroyed.
14th Aug '16 12:13:58 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Bogardius pleads with Melodía to kill him, as Raguel has turned him into a puppet, leaving him only with freedom to speak.
26th Jul '16 11:35:51 AM LordGro
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* "Literature/TheBrideOfCorinth": When discovered, an undead young woman who has left her grave to consort with her former fiancé asks from her mother to be burnt on a pyre, because every man she sleeps with must die, and she knows that she would return to kill more young men if her body is not destroyed.
25th Jul '16 1:13:00 AM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/{{Chalion}} novel ''The Hallowed Hunt'', Wencel kin Horseriver is perfectly capable of killing his current body -- too bad his soul and consciousness will simply jump to the body of his next living heir, devouring that individual's mind in the process. Actually ''dying'' requires two other people and a lot of magical oomph. His plan to arrange just that is, it turns out, his primary goal.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Literature/{{Chalion}} novel ''The Hallowed Hunt'', Wencel Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/TheHallowedHunt'', [[spoiler:Wencel kin Horseriver Horseriver]] is perfectly capable of killing his current body -- too bad his soul and consciousness will simply jump to the body of his next living heir, devouring that individual's mind in the process. Actually ''dying'' requires two other people and a lot of magical oomph. His plan to arrange just that is, it turns out, his primary goal.
21st Jul '16 1:21:01 AM Leo40Troper
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* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'', Duke comes across various attractive young women with BodyHorror problems who beg you to kill them. Given the nature of Duke to "borrow" lines from other sources this is very likely a ShoutOut to ''Film{{Aliens}}''.

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* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'', Duke comes across various attractive young women with BodyHorror problems who beg you to kill them. Given the nature of Duke to "borrow" lines from other sources this is very likely a ShoutOut to ''Film{{Aliens}}''.''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
15th Jul '16 9:11:54 AM totoofze47
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* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho story "Peri and the Piscon Paradox", the Fifth Doctor and Peri encounter an alien fish named Zarl, who believes that if he dies on Earth, he will be reincarnated as a human and reunited with his already-reincarnated wife. Since he has a limiter chip in his brain which prevents him from committing suicide, he commits various acts of villainy to encourage the Doctor to kill him. [[spoiler: Subverted, however, as this story is made up: "Zarl" is actually the Sixth Doctor, who killed the real Zarl by accident, and now wants the Fifth Doctor to "defeat" him as he remembers and thus preserve the Web of Time.]]

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* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho story "Peri and the Piscon Paradox", the Fifth Doctor and Peri encounter an alien fish named Zarl, who believes that if he dies on Earth, he will be reincarnated as a human and reunited with his already-reincarnated wife. Since he has a limiter chip in his brain which prevents him from committing suicide, he commits various acts of villainy to encourage the Doctor to kill him. [[spoiler: Subverted, however, as this story is made up: "Zarl" is actually the Sixth Doctor, who killed the real Zarl by accident, and now wants the Fifth Doctor to "defeat" him as he remembers and thus preserve the Web of Time.]]



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfOpium'', [[spoiler: Cienfuegos]] and other "high-functioning" eejits cannot kill themselves, as their chips prevent them from doing so.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfOpium'', [[spoiler: Cienfuegos]] Cienfuegos and other "high-functioning" eejits cannot kill themselves, as their chips prevent them from doing so.



* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Oreg reveals that, although thought of as a ghost and immortal, he ''can'' feel pain. He is a slave, bound by magic to the heir of a title, and ... let's just say, he flinches away whenever he thinks he may have insulted his new "owner",[[GentleGiant Ward]]. He can't kill himself, only his owner can kill him ... and his attempt to provoke a former owner into doing this ended in him being whipped by ''someone else''. Which he survived, because of the near-immortality. [[spoiler: In the end, Ward is the one who kills him, on his own request]]

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Oreg reveals that, although thought of as a ghost and immortal, he ''can'' feel pain. He is a slave, bound by magic to the heir of a title, and ... let's just say, he flinches away whenever he thinks he may have insulted his new "owner",[[GentleGiant Ward]]. He can't kill himself, only his owner can kill him ... and his attempt to provoke a former owner into doing this ended in him being whipped by ''someone else''. Which he survived, because of the near-immortality. [[spoiler: In the end, Ward is the one who kills him, on his own request]]request.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Lloyd Slate to Harry once Mab begins torturing the former. [[spoiler: Harry eventually does, but refuses to think of it this way because that would be the easy way out and he did it for ultimately selfish reasons.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Lloyd Slate to Harry once Mab begins torturing the former. [[spoiler: Harry eventually does, but refuses to think of it this way because that would be the easy way out and he did it for ultimately selfish reasons.]]



* In ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' [[spoiler:Jonathan Tulvey, who wants to die but can only grow progressively older.]]
* [[spoiler:Asha is immortal, enduring excruciating pain, and cannot grant her own wishes]] in ''Literature/TheWishingMaiden''.
%% * In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', [[spoiler:Newt asks Thomas to kill him after he gets the Flare]].

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* In ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' [[spoiler:Jonathan Jonathan Tulvey, who wants to die but can only grow progressively older.]]
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* [[spoiler:Asha Asha is immortal, enduring excruciating pain, and cannot grant her own wishes]] wishes in ''Literature/TheWishingMaiden''.
%% * In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', [[spoiler:Newt Newt asks Thomas to kill him after he gets the Flare]].Flare.



** Played with by [[spoiler: The Grey Wardens]]. While it isn't stated that they can't commit suicide one of them do, despite suffering a FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler: of turning into tainted creatures because of their contact with Darkspawn blood]] instead choosing to go on a kamikaze strike in the Deep Roads, killing as many Darkspawn as they can before they are [[ZergRush overwhelmed through sheer numbers]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' takes the trope further: not only can't an [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/HK-series_assassin_droid HK-series assassin droid]] self-terminate, it also can't harm other HK droids because its programming still considers other units to be parts of itself. [[spoiler:In his cut solo mission against the HK-50's, they would weaponize this by informing him over the intercom that various actions would be harming them, and thus himself as far as his programming was concerned; he'd eventually get around it by disabling the intercom, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wiping their messages from his memory]] and then altering his programming to allow himself to harm them.]]

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** Played with by [[spoiler: The the Grey Wardens]]. Wardens. While it isn't stated that they can't commit suicide one of them do, despite suffering a FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler: of turning into tainted creatures because of their contact with Darkspawn blood]] blood instead choosing to go on a kamikaze strike in the Deep Roads, killing as many Darkspawn as they can before they are [[ZergRush overwhelmed through sheer numbers]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' takes the trope further: not only can't an [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/HK-series_assassin_droid HK-series assassin droid]] self-terminate, it also can't harm other HK droids because its programming still considers other units to be parts of itself. [[spoiler:In In his cut solo mission against the HK-50's, they would weaponize this by informing him over the intercom that various actions would be harming them, and thus himself as far as his programming was concerned; he'd eventually get around it by disabling the intercom, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wiping their messages from his memory]] and then altering his programming to allow himself to harm them.]]



*** [[spoiler:If you get the BadEnding, Julius Mode is literally Julius [[MercyKill keeping his promise]].]]

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*** [[spoiler:If If you get the BadEnding, Julius Mode is literally Julius [[MercyKill keeping his promise]].]]



* 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]], 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]] Ovan has a plan that will solve all the problems plaguing The World. Problem is, said plan [[ThanatosGambit 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.



* 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]].

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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]]. her. After meeting up and spending a day together, Chloe explain that [[spoiler: that her respiratory system is breaking down and ask Max to increase the morphine amount and kill her since she can't do it herself.]] herself. [[SadisticChoice It's up to the player whether or not to go through it]].it]].
* In the final chapter of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', Lao and [[BigBad Luxaar]] fall in the Lifehold Core's protoplasm, containing all the stored human DNA. While Luxaar dissolves, Lao mutates into a montrous chimera, and since he doesn't have control over his body anymore, he requests his former teammates put him out before he destroys the Core.
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.
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