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5th Apr '17 2:49:49 PM Calandir
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* In ''The Hydrogen Sonata'' Ngaroe QiRia is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all.
5th Mar '17 10:57:21 AM Occidensill
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* Sadly, too many people in retirement homes follow this way of thinking. As a culture (in the United States at least), we feel that once you're in a home, it's over. Time to just wait for death. [[YourMindMakesItReal And this attitude causes quick degradation of physical and mental abilities and become a self fulfilling prophecy.]] A lot of Developmental Psych textbooks and experts say that retirement homes need to avert this trope with their residents.

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* Sadly, too many Many people in retirement homes end up follow this way line of thinking. As a culture (in the United States at least), we feel that once you're in a home, it's over. Time to just wait for death. [[YourMindMakesItReal And this attitude causes quick degradation of physical and mental abilities and become a self fulfilling prophecy.]] A lot of Developmental Psych textbooks and experts say that retirement homes need to avert this trope with their residents.
22nd Dec '16 10:36:50 AM Vilui
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* Done by Light Yagami in an AlternateEnding of the manga version of ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's now in his 50's or 60's and has been ruling as Kira for many years...and decides he's bored. So he asks Ryuk to write his name in the book. [[spoiler: In the afterlife, he gets killed many times over, for every name he wrote in the notebook. Light, being who he is, chooses not to take that sitting down, and goes to bargain with the Shinigami King. This may or may not tie into the popular fan theory that Light became a Shinigami after he died.]]

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* Done by Light Yagami in an AlternateEnding of the manga version of ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's now in his 50's 50s or 60's 60s and has been ruling as Kira for many years...and decides he's bored. So he asks Ryuk to write his name in the book. [[spoiler: In the afterlife, he gets killed many times over, for every name he wrote in the notebook. Light, being who he is, chooses not to take that sitting down, and goes to bargain with the Shinigami King. This may or may not tie into the popular fan theory that Light became a Shinigami after he died.]]



** He's also nearing his [[NumberOfTheBeast 666'th]] birthday (depending on when the book Hermione was reading from was published).

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** He's also nearing his [[NumberOfTheBeast 666'th]] 666th]] birthday (depending on when the book Hermione was reading from was published).
25th Nov '16 11:34:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The reason the BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', [[spoiler:the [[BlackKnight Ebony Warrior]]]], seeks out the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] [[DeathSeeker for a fight to the death]]. And given the power needed to attract his attention, [[{{Badass}} let]] [[HealingFactor alone]] [[MagicKnight defeat]] [[MakeMeWannaShout him]], at this point this could be true for the Dovahkiin as well.

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* The reason the BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', [[spoiler:the [[BlackKnight Ebony Warrior]]]], seeks out the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] [[DeathSeeker for a fight to the death]]. And given the power needed to attract his attention, [[{{Badass}} let]] let [[HealingFactor alone]] [[MagicKnight defeat]] [[MakeMeWannaShout him]], at this point this could be true for the Dovahkiin as well.
15th Oct '16 11:47:47 AM ZerroDefex
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** In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]

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** In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]
3rd Oct '16 9:36:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when JD listens to an old patient saying she's lived a long life, he believes it's code for being ready to die. Dr. Cox soon sets him straight.

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when JD listens to an old patient saying she's lived a long life, he believes it's code for being ready to die. Dr. Cox soon sets him straight. Played straight in an earlier episode, where JD is forced to accept an old woman's desire to refuse the treatment and die, claiming to have lived a full life and seen it all. His attempt to show her that she hasn't only reveals that she has done all the things he comes up with for her.
22nd Sep '16 1:46:26 AM DannWoolf
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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}, when JD listens to an old patient saying she's lived a long life, he believes it's code for being ready to die. Dr. Cox soon sets him straight.

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}, ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when JD listens to an old patient saying she's lived a long life, he believes it's code for being ready to die. Dr. Cox soon sets him straight.
13th Sep '16 1:49:15 PM MrDeath
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** In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]

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** In ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]
10th Sep '16 10:36:09 PM WillBGood
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* [[http://www.exitmundi.nl/suicide.htm This site]] suggests the possibility that humanity could all one day evolve into a super intelligent [[{{Instrumentality}} singularity]], learn everything there is to learn, get bored and decide to end their own existence.

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* [[http://www.exitmundi.nl/suicide.htm This site]] suggests the possibility that humanity could all one day evolve into a super intelligent [[{{Instrumentality}} [[AssimilationPlot singularity]], learn everything there is to learn, get bored and decide to end their own existence.
21st Aug '16 4:37:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Maiza's]] reasoning for approaching Firo and [[ICannotSelfTerminate asking the kid to kill him]] (more specifically, he's both SeenItAll and finally received closure over his dead younger brother) at the end of the first arc of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Firo's response is to nod, smile...and then give a number of entirely bullshit reasons for why he [[TwoThousandOne can't do that, Dave]], before admitting that he really just doesn't want to lose his mentor.

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* This is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Maiza's]] reasoning for approaching Firo and [[ICannotSelfTerminate asking the kid to kill him]] (more specifically, he's both SeenItAll and finally received closure over his dead younger brother) at the end of the first arc of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Firo's response is to nod, smile...and then give a number of entirely bullshit reasons for why he [[TwoThousandOne [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey can't do that, Dave]], before admitting that he really just doesn't want to lose his mentor.
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