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2nd May '16 7:09:16 PM Willbyr
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* In ''ComicBook/TheCrow'', to vent his anguish Eric uses a straight razor to slash one forearm, and later cuts a stylized crown of thorns into his chest. These leave nasty scars, unlike other injuries which appear to completely heal.



* In chapter 6 of AKingdomDivided, [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]] cuts herself to stop the hallucinations.
* In Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, an age-regressed Reimu is prone to this, being that she is mentally detached from any sort of pain stimuli that would make her stop.

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* In chapter 6 of AKingdomDivided, ''AKingdomDivided'', [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]] cuts herself to stop the hallucinations.
* In Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', an age-regressed Reimu is prone to this, being that she is mentally detached from any sort of pain stimuli that would make her stop.
2nd May '16 6:51:12 PM Willbyr
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* Gaara of ''{{Naruto}}'' attempted to slash his own wrists as a child, but was blocked by his own sand barrier. This is after a classic example of a [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Past]], since while he had never actually been injured due to said sand barrier and was only half-halfheartedly trying out of curiosity, the fact that a child would casually try something like that is still rather indicative of Gaara's state of mind.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Gaara of ''{{Naruto}}'' attempted to slash his own wrists as a child, but was blocked by his own sand barrier. This is after a classic example of a [[DarkAndTroubledPast Dark and Troubled Past]], DarkAndTroubledPast, since while he had never actually been injured due to said sand barrier and was only half-halfheartedly trying out of curiosity, the fact that a child would casually try something like that is still rather indicative of Gaara's state of mind.



** Additionally, one early draft of episode 24 would've shown Kaworu with scars on his wrists and neck, with the implications that they were from suicide attempts. This was apparently cut in the final draft, but it does help explain why Kaworu was so willing to [[spoiler:have Shinji kill him]].

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** Additionally, one One early draft of episode 24 would've shown Kaworu with scars on his wrists and neck, with the implications that they were from suicide attempts. This was apparently cut in the final draft, but it does help explain why Kaworu was so willing to [[spoiler:have Shinji kill him]].



* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.

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* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.
30th Apr '16 3:07:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* While she may or may not have tried to speed the process by [[BungledSuicide cutting her wrists]] and [[BathSuicide lying in a bathtub]], Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was implied to have taken a more indirect route by starving herself. She's found naked with her clothes folded neatly (a hallmark of people committing suicide) and is too weak to avoid being taken into custody when Section 2 agents find her.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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While she may or may not have tried to speed the process by [[BungledSuicide cutting her wrists]] and [[BathSuicide lying in a bathtub]], Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was implied to have taken a more indirect route by starving herself. She's found naked with her clothes folded neatly (a hallmark of people committing suicide) and is too weak to avoid being taken into custody when Section 2 agents find her.



* Very early in ''OnePiece'', during the Arlong arc, Arlong's ally, corrupt marine officer Nezumi, "confiscates" the ransom money that Nami spent the last 8 years collecting. Arlong tells her that he didn't break their deal and the villagers decide that she has fought enough, and goes to fight him, which would lead to their certain deaths. Distraught and hopeless, Nami grabs a knife and starts violently defacing the Arlong tattoo on her arm, not stopping until Luffy grabs her hand.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Very early in ''OnePiece'', early, during the Arlong arc, Arlong's ally, corrupt marine officer Nezumi, "confiscates" the ransom money that Nami spent the last 8 years collecting. Arlong tells her that he didn't break their deal and the villagers decide that she has fought enough, and goes to fight him, which would lead to their certain deaths. Distraught and hopeless, Nami grabs a knife and starts violently defacing the Arlong tattoo on her arm, not stopping until Luffy grabs her hand.


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* In ''I Am J'', J's friend Melissa cuts herself. It makes her mad whenever J brings it up.
21st Mar '16 11:10:46 PM karategal
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* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.


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* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.
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* The main character of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' by Keiko Suenobu begins cutting after her best friend turns on her. In the LiveActionAdaptation, this is replaced by an ImportantHaircut and it focuses harder on the bullying.
* Very early in ''OnePiece'', during the Arlong arc, Arlongs ally, corrupt marine officer Nezumi, "confiscates" the ransom money that Nami spent the last 8 years collecting. Arlong tells her that he didn't break their deal and the villagers decide that she has fought enough, and goes to fight him, which would lead to their certain deaths. Distraught and hopeless, Nami grabs a knife and starts violently defacing the Arlong tattoo on her arm, not stopping until Luffy grabs her hand.
** The scar under Luffy's left eye is self-inflicted, but it wasn't for much of an emotional reason. [[IdiotHero He just wanted to show how tough he was to the other pirates when he was a kid]].
* A contractor in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has to cut himself in order to activate his powers.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lune]] is stabbing herself to relieve the frustration of being unable to harm humans.
* While she may or may not have tried to speed the process by [[BungledSuicide cutting her wrists]] and [[BathSuicide lying in a bathtub]], Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was implied to have taken a more indirect route by starving herself. She's found naked with her clothes folded neatly (a hallmark of people committing suicide) and is too weak to avoid being taken into custody when Section 2 agents find her.
** Additionally, one early draft of episode 24 would've shown Kaworu with scars on his wrists and neck, with the implications that they were from suicide attempts. This was apparently cut in the final draft, but it does help explain why Kaworu was so willing to [[spoiler:have Shinji kill him]].

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* The main character of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' by Keiko Suenobu begins cutting after her best friend turns on her. In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:this is the LiveActionAdaptation, this is replaced by an ImportantHaircut and it focuses harder on the bullying.
* Very early in ''OnePiece'', during the Arlong arc, Arlongs ally, corrupt marine officer Nezumi, "confiscates" the ransom money
primary method that Nami spent the last 8 years collecting. Arlong tells her that he didn't break their deal and the villagers decide that she has fought enough, and goes to fight him, which would lead to their certain deaths. Distraught and hopeless, Nami grabs a knife and starts violently defacing the Arlong tattoo on her arm, not stopping until Luffy grabs her hand.
** The scar under Luffy's left eye is self-inflicted, but it wasn't for much of an emotional reason. [[IdiotHero He just wanted to show how tough he was to the other pirates when he was a kid]].
* A contractor in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has to cut himself in order
Titan Shifters use to activate their transformation, since injury (and a clear goal) are required]]. Eren has a tendency to bite his powers.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lune]]
hand hard enough to draw blood, which others note is stabbing herself to relieve the frustration of being unable to harm humans.
actually harder than it looks.
* While she may or may not have tried to speed the process by [[BungledSuicide cutting her wrists]] and [[BathSuicide lying in a bathtub]], Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was implied to have taken a more indirect route by starving herself. She's found naked with her clothes folded neatly (a hallmark of people committing suicide) and is too weak to avoid being taken into custody when Section 2 agents find her.
** Additionally, one early draft of episode 24 would've shown Kaworu with scars on his wrists and neck, with the implications that they were from suicide attempts. This was apparently cut
At several points in the final draft, but it does help explain why Kaworu was so willing ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' manga, Griffith claws at his arms deeply enough to [[spoiler:have Shinji kill him]].bleed, usually due to going through some bad things mentally.



* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Around a year after Sandra and Greg's deaths, Jeremy begins slamming his head and body into walls and door frames when he [[FreakOut becomes too distressed]] or during [[HeroicBSOD moments of confusion]].
* A contractor in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has to cut himself in order to activate his powers.
* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Yui attempts to commit suicide by wrist-slashing when she believes she's been gang-raped by some thugs in the book [[spoiler: it turns out Nakago rescued her before that could happen, but [[ManipulativeBastard let her come to her own conclusions so that she'd be more willing to be the Priestess of Seiryuu.]]]] [[InterruptedSuicide Nakago stops her]], and she is left with a scar on her wrist.



* The main character of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' by Keiko Suenobu begins cutting after her best friend turns on her. In the LiveActionAdaptation, this is replaced by an ImportantHaircut and it focuses harder on the bullying.



* At several points in the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' manga, Griffith claws at his arms deeply enough to bleed, usually due to going through some bad things mentally.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:this is the primary method that Titan Shifters use to activate their transformation, since injury (and a clear goal) are required]]. Eren has a tendency to bite his hand hard enough to draw blood, which others note is actually harder than it looks.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Around a year after Sandra and Greg's deaths, Jeremy begins slamming his head and body into walls and door frames when he [[FreakOut becomes too distressed]] or during [[HeroicBSOD moments of confusion]].
* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut on his face that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Yui attempts to commit suicide by wrist-slashing when she believes she's been gang-raped by some thugs in the book [[spoiler: it turns out Nakago rescued her before that could happen, but [[ManipulativeBastard let her come to her own conclusions so that she'd be more willing to be the Priestess of Seiryuu.]]]] [[InterruptedSuicide Nakago stops her]], and she is left with a scar on her wrist.

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* At several points in While she may or may not have tried to speed the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' manga, Griffith claws at his arms deeply enough to bleed, usually due to going through some bad things mentally.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:this is the primary method that Titan Shifters use to activate their transformation, since injury (and a clear goal) are required]]. Eren has a tendency to bite his hand hard enough to draw blood, which others note is actually harder than it looks.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Around a year after Sandra
process by [[BungledSuicide cutting her wrists]] and Greg's deaths, Jeremy begins slamming his head [[BathSuicide lying in a bathtub]], Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was implied to have taken a more indirect route by starving herself. She's found naked with her clothes folded neatly (a hallmark of people committing suicide) and body is too weak to avoid being taken into walls and door frames custody when he [[FreakOut becomes too distressed]] or during [[HeroicBSOD moments Section 2 agents find her.
** Additionally, one early draft
of confusion]].
* One of the ''many'' signs of mental instability
episode 24 would've shown by Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is how he picks at the cut Kaworu with scars on his face wrists and neck, with the implications that [[TheHero Van]] gave him early in the series and reopens it while brooding. One of his {{Mook}}s points out that this is preventing it they were from healing properly and gets promptly [[BadBoss backhanded]] for it.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Yui attempts to commit
suicide by wrist-slashing when she believes she's been gang-raped by some thugs attempts. This was apparently cut in the book [[spoiler: it turns out Nakago rescued her before that could happen, final draft, but [[ManipulativeBastard let her come to her own conclusions it does help explain why Kaworu was so that she'd be more willing to be [[spoiler:have Shinji kill him]].
* Very early in ''OnePiece'', during
the Priestess of Seiryuu.]]]] [[InterruptedSuicide Nakago stops her]], Arlong arc, Arlong's ally, corrupt marine officer Nezumi, "confiscates" the ransom money that Nami spent the last 8 years collecting. Arlong tells her that he didn't break their deal and the villagers decide that she is left with has fought enough, and goes to fight him, which would lead to their certain deaths. Distraught and hopeless, Nami grabs a scar knife and starts violently defacing the Arlong tattoo on her wrist.arm, not stopping until Luffy grabs her hand.
** The scar under Luffy's left eye is self-inflicted, but it wasn't for much of an emotional reason. [[IdiotHero He just wanted to show how tough he was to the other pirates when he was a kid]].
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lune]] is stabbing herself to relieve the frustration of being unable to harm humans.



* In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', Amadeus Arkham's patient, serial killer Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, states that he cuts his arms with a razor "[j]ust to feel. Just to feel ''something.''"
* Speedball, aka Robbie Baldwin of ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' wound up needing to do this to use his powers because of his guilt following the disastrous explosion in Stamford Connecticut that claimed the lives of 612 people. For a time he wears a special suit that constantly injures him so he can unlock them and dubs himself Penance, but even after he gets rid of the suit and goes back to his old persona he admits that he still cuts himself to store up the energy he uses as Penance because this power is more useful in a fight, but he realizes how harmful this is and Hank Pym offers to get him help.
* In the first arc of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico uses a pocket knife to cut her arm, whenever she has to summon the Staff of One (which only appears when she bleeds). Though Nico is a PerkyGoth though, she actually is not normally a cutter. In fact, after the first arc is over, she can't bring herself to use the pocket knife and instead resorts to more imaginative ways to bleed (including making use of that time of the month).
* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Despair]] habitually tears her skin with the hooked ring she wears. At one point she cut her ''[[EyeScream eyeball]]'' open, which was mercifully only narrated, not shown. It doesn't leave permanent marks, presumably because she's as immortal as the rest of the Endless.



* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Despair]] habitually tears her skin with the hooked ring she wears. At one point she cut her ''[[EyeScream eyeball]]'' open, which was mercifully only narrated, not shown. It doesn't leave permanent marks, presumably because she's as immortal as the rest of the Endless.



* In the first arc of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico uses a pocket knife to cut her arm, whenever she has to summon the Staff of One (which only appears when she bleeds). Though Nico is a PerkyGoth though, she actually is not normally a cutter. In fact, after the first arc is over, she can't bring herself to use the pocket knife and instead resorts to more imaginative ways to bleed (including making use of that time of the month).
* In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', Amadeus Arkham's patient, serial killer Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, states that he cuts his arms with a razor "[j]ust to feel. Just to feel ''something.''"
* Speedball, aka Robbie Baldwin of ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' wound up needing to do this to use his powers because of his guilt following the disastrous explosion in Stamford Connecticut that claimed the lives of 612 people. For a time he wears a special suit that constantly injures him so he can unlock them and dubs himself Penance, but even after he gets rid of the suit and goes back to his old persona he admits that he still cuts himself to store up the energy he uses as Penance because this power is more useful in a fight, but he realizes how harmful this is and Hank Pym offers to get him help.



* This trope is often used in hurt/comfort fan fics

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* This trope is often used in hurt/comfort fan ficsfics.



* The main character of ''{{Film/Thirteen}}'' is a cutter.
* In ''Film/TheAbyss'', self-harm is one of the signs of Lt. Coffey's descent into insanity.



%%* ''Film/BoysDontCry''
* In ''Film/TheAbyss'', self-harm is one of the signs of Lt. Coffey's descent into insanity.
* The main character of ''{{Film/Thirteen}}'' is a cutter.

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%%* ''Film/BoysDontCry''
* In ''Film/TheAbyss'', self-harm is one One of the signs characters in the 80s horror film ''Bad Dreams''. "I just make a little hole, and it all goes away."
* Karin from ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'' has a lot
of Lt. Coffey's descent into insanity.
* The main character
issues, really, with pent-up rage and an inability to express love and a dickhead of ''{{Film/Thirteen}}'' is a cutter.husband. So she stabs herself in the vagina with a shard of glass. And then she smears the blood all over her face.



* In ''Film/CleanShaven'' the schizophrenic main character cuts into his own head and fingernail because he believes that there are transmitters in there.

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* In ''Film/CleanShaven'' the schizophrenic main character cuts into his own head Discussed in ''Film/HighFidelity''. After [[spoiler: Laura's father dies, she has sex with Rob and fingernail because he believes they get back together.]] She says it's either that there or stick her hand in the fire.
* The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it both to cope with life as a SexSlave and to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.
** The same kind of scars can be seen for a split second on Furiosa's wrist while she activates the Rig's killswitches, although in another closeup a second later they
are transmitters no longer visible. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:she was a former Wife as well.]]
* Amanda
in there.the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise, previously a drug addict, started self-harming (via cutting) which is what lands her in another trap in ''Film/SawII'' [[spoiler:(actually, that was part of the plan but she did self-harm)]]. She is shown cutting her legs in ''Film/SawIII'', laying out all the tools before she starts (in an attempt to gain control over her situation), and later tightly grips a knife until she begins to bleed (because she's starting to lose control -- in comparison to the previous scenes in the film).



%%* The protagonist in ''My First Mister''.
* One of the characters in the 80s horror film ''Bad Dreams''. "I just make a little hole, and it all goes away."
* Amanda in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise, previously a drug addict, started self-harming (via cutting) which is what lands her in another trap in ''Film/SawII'' [[spoiler:(actually, that was part of the plan but she did self-harm)]]. She is shown cutting her legs in ''Film/SawIII'', laying out all the tools before she starts (in an attempt to gain control over her situation), and later tightly grips a knife until she begins to bleed (because she's starting to lose control - in comparison to the previous scenes in the film).
* In ''Film/VampireGirlVsFrankensteinGirl'', there is a school club devoted to this.



* Discussed in ''Film/HighFidelity." After [[spoiler: Laura's father dies, she has sex with Rob and they get back together.]] She says it's either that or stick her hand in the fire.

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* Discussed in ''Film/HighFidelity." After [[spoiler: Laura's father dies, she has sex with Rob and they get back together.]] She says it's either that or stick her hand in the fire. In ''Film/VampireGirlVsFrankensteinGirl'', there is a school club devoted to this.



* The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it both to cope with life as a SexSlave and to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.
** The same kind of scars can be seen for a split second on Furiosa's wrist while she activates the Rig's killswitches, although in another closeup a second later they are no longer visible. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:she was a former Wife as well.]]
* Karin from ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'' has a lot of issues, really, with pent-up rage and an inability to express love and a dickhead of a husband. So she stabs herself in the vagina with a shard of glass. And then she smears the blood all over her face.



* In Creator/JodiPicoult's ''Literature/HandleWithCare'', Amelia, the older daughter of the main character, begins cutting (in addition to developing bulimia), to deal with her feelings of neglect and loneliness.
* One scene in ''Literature/{{Speak}}'' features Melinda scratching herself with a paperclip until she bleeds.
* Julia Hoban's novel ''Willow'' is about a cutter.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': The [[WolfMan Canim]] Ritualist Morak has arms covered in self-harm scars. In Creator/JodiPicoult's ''Literature/HandleWithCare'', Amelia, the older daughter his case, this is to establish him as a good guy and follower of the main character, begins cutting (in addition to developing bulimia), to deal with her feelings of neglect GoodOldWays. Canim Ritualists use BloodMagic, and loneliness.
* One scene
have to spill blood in ''Literature/{{Speak}}'' features Melinda scratching herself with a paperclip until she bleeds.
* Julia Hoban's novel ''Willow'' is about a cutter.
order to make it work. Good ones, who emphasize community service and self-sacrifice as part of their art spill their own blood, the ones who are only in it for the power tend to use [[HumanSacrifice someone else's.]]



* In ''Literature/GirlInterrupted'', Susanna bites her hands due to feelings of depersonalization. This is omitted from the film.

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* In ''Literature/GirlInterrupted'', Susanna bites her hands due to feelings of depersonalization. This is omitted from the film.Shows up ''a lot'' in Creator/EllenHopkins's young adult books.



* Hayleigh from ''Literature/{{Fat}}'' does this, but it's to fake her periods.
* Ann from the ''Literature/GemmaDoyle'' trilogy is ''not'' a fan of herself. This is to the point of self-harm.
* In ''Literature/GirlInterrupted'', Susanna bites her hands due to feelings of depersonalization. This is omitted from the film.
* In Creator/JodiPicoult's ''Literature/HandleWithCare'', Amelia, the older daughter of the main character, begins cutting (in addition to developing bulimia), to deal with her feelings of neglect and loneliness.



* Ann from the ''Literature/GemmaDoyle'' trilogy is ''not'' a fan of herself. This is to the point of self-harm.
* Shows up ''a lot'' in Creator/EllenHopkins's young adult books.
* Steven Levenkron's ''The Luckiest Girl in the World'' is about this trope. The author also wrote a non-fiction book on the subject.

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* Ann from Serena d'Angelus, an artist in ''[[Literature/HorusHeresy Fulgrim]]'', cuts herself to deal with her frustrations. After the ''Literature/GemmaDoyle'' trilogy is ''not'' a fan corruption of herself. This is to Slaanesh infects the point of self-harm.
* Shows up ''a lot'' in Creator/EllenHopkins's young adult books.
* Steven Levenkron's ''The Luckiest Girl in
remembrancers that went to Laeran, her self-mutilation gets worse and then she discovers that mixing blood with her paints makes the World'' is about this trope. The author also wrote a non-fiction book on the subject. shades that she cannot replicate normally.



* Hayleigh from ''Literature/{{Fat}}'' does this, but it's to fake her periods.

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* Hayleigh from ''Literature/{{Fat}}'' does this, but it's to fake her periods.Steven Levenkron's ''The Luckiest Girl in the World'' is about this trope. The author also wrote a non-fiction book on the subject.
* An odd example of a villain, and someone who's not a teenager: Annie Wilkes in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.



* [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] does this for a few books in the late ''Literature/NewJediOrder''. It's eventually revealed that this is her repressed [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[SplitPersonality personality]], Riina, trying to assert herself (the Vong practice ritual scarring- and at high level, other forms of BodyHorror- as a status symbol and religious rite). After pulling a SplitPersonalityMerge, Tahiri stops having the impulse, though she remains Vong enough inside that she won't let anyone remove the scars.



* [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] does this for a few books in the late ''Literature/NewJediOrder''. It's eventually revealed that this is her repressed [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[SplitPersonality personality]], Riina, trying to assert herself (the Vong practice ritual scarring- and at high level, other forms of BodyHorror- as a status symbol and religious rite). After pulling a SplitPersonalityMerge, Tahiri stops having the impulse, though she remains Vong enough inside that she won't let anyone remove the scars.

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* [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] does this for Lily from ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' has a few books in the late ''Literature/NewJediOrder''. It's eventually revealed that this is habit of picking her repressed [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[SplitPersonality personality]], Riina, trying to assert herself (the Vong practice ritual scarring- and at high level, other forms of BodyHorror- as a status symbol and religious rite). After pulling a SplitPersonalityMerge, Tahiri stops having the impulse, though she remains Vong enough inside that she won't let anyone remove the scars. scabs or biting her nails 'till they bleed when nervous.



* Serena d'Angelus, an artist in ''[[Literature/HorusHeresy Fulgrim]]'', cuts herself to deal with her frustrations. After the corruption of Slaanesh infects the remembrancers that went to Laeran, her self-mutilation gets worse and then she discovers that mixing blood with her paints makes the shades that she cannot replicate normally.

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* Serena d'Angelus, an artist One scene in ''[[Literature/HorusHeresy Fulgrim]]'', cuts ''Literature/{{Speak}}'' features Melinda scratching herself to deal with her frustrations. After the corruption of Slaanesh infects the remembrancers that went to Laeran, her self-mutilation gets worse and then a paperclip until she discovers that mixing blood with her paints makes the shades that she cannot replicate normally.bleeds.



* An odd example of a villain, and someone who's not a teenager: Annie Wilkes in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': The [[WolfMan Canim]] Ritualist Morak has arms covered in self-harm scars. In his case, this is to establish him as a good guy and follower of the GoodOldWays. Canim Ritualists use BloodMagic, and have to spill blood in order to make it work. Good ones, who emphasize community service and self-sacrifice as part of their art spill their own blood, the ones who are only in it for the power tend to use [[HumanSacrifice someone else's.]]
* Lily from ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' has a habit of picking her scabs or biting her nails 'till they bleed when nervous.

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* An odd example of a villain, and someone who's not a teenager: Annie Wilkes in ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.
* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': The [[WolfMan Canim]] Ritualist Morak has arms covered in self-harm scars. In his case, this
Julia Hoban's novel ''Willow'' is to establish him as about a good guy and follower of the GoodOldWays. Canim Ritualists use BloodMagic, and have to spill blood in order to make it work. Good ones, who emphasize community service and self-sacrifice as part of their art spill their own blood, the ones who are only in it for the power tend to use [[HumanSacrifice someone else's.]]
* Lily from ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' has a habit of picking her scabs or biting her nails 'till they bleed when nervous.
cutter.



* ''Series/TheAffair'': After Noah sees scars on Alison's legs, she admits that she cuts herself to cope with the death of her son Gabriel. Later in the series she's seen doing it again during an emotional breakdown.
* ''The Bad Girls Club'': Zara cuts herself after getting into a fight with the rest of the members of the group.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has this on one episode, when Jeff admits to cutting himself in 7th grade to [[spoiler:fake appendicitis, just so someone would care about him]] He still has the scar, 22 years later.



* Later on in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', after Sylar has gained the power of shapeshifting, he ends up having a ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis and at one point carves his name into his arm. It heals away, an extra bit of symbolism, but it still shows that he's struggling with this new power.
* One of the students in ''Series/HigherGround'', Juliette, is a cutter.



* Played with in ''Series/{{Jekyll}}''; Hyde will often do things that hurt him, but they usually hurt Jackman more (and in any case he has an extremely high threshold for pain). In his first episode, he intimidates someone by slowly [[CigaretteBurns stubbing out a cigarette on his own palm]], commenting "It'll hurt more tomorrow" (when Jackman will be back in control), and at a bar deliberately orders something that's "really bad for hangovers".
* Connor in ''Series/TheLAComplex'' deliberately crashed his car, poured boiling water over his arm and set his house on fire.



* In the penultimate Season 2 episode of {{Shameless}} U.S., [[spoiler:Monica, the Gallagher matriarch ([[MissingMom in name, not in practice mind you]]), is shown with her slit wrists on the floor during the Thanksgiving dinner. She is bipolar, and had not been taking her medication for some time prior to the incident.]]
** In Season 4, Debbie Gallagher self-harms after a complicated breakup with her boyfriend.



* In the penultimate Season 2 episode of {{Shameless}} U.S., [[spoiler:Monica, the Gallagher matriarch ([[MissingMom in name, not in practice mind you]]), is shown with her slit wrists on the floor during the Thanksgiving dinner. She is bipolar, and had not been taking her medication for some time prior to the incident.]]
** In Season 4, Debbie Gallagher self-harms after a complicated breakup with her boyfriend.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': Cassie. It's never seen though, only mentioned.



* ''The Bad Girls Club'': Zara cuts herself after getting into a fight with the rest of the members of the group.
* ''Series/TheLWord''; In one episode, Jenny is found on the bathroom floor cutting her legs by her roommate Shane.
* One of the students in ''Series/HigherGround'', Juliette, is a cutter.
* Later on in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', after Sylar has gained the power of shapeshifting, he ends up having a ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis and at one point carves his name into his arm. It heals away, an extra bit of symbolism, but it still shows that he's struggling with this new power.
* Connor in ''Series/TheLAComplex'' deliberately crashed his car, poured boiling water over his arm and set his house on fire.
* Played with in Series/{{Jekyll}}; Hyde will often do things that hurt him, but they usually hurt Jackman more (and in any case he has an extremely high threshold for pain). In his first episode, he intimidates someone by slowly [[CigaretteBurns stubbing out a cigarette on his own palm]], commenting "It'll hurt more tomorrow" (when Jackman will be back in control), and at a bar deliberately orders something that's "really bad for hangovers".
* In the penultimate Season 2 episode of {{Shameless}} U.S., [[spoiler:Monica, the Gallagher matriarch ([[MissingMom in name, not in practice mind you]]), is shown with her slit wrists on the floor during the Thanksgiving dinner. She is bipolar, and had not been taking her medication for some time prior to the incident.]]
** In season 4, Debbie Gallagher self-harms after a complicated breakup with her boyfriend.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': Cassie. It's never seen though, only mentioned.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has this on one episode, when Jeff admits to cutting himself in 7th grade to [[spoiler:fake appendicitis, just so someone would care about him]] He still has the scar, 22 years later
* ''Series/TheAffair'': After Noah sees scars on Alison's legs, she admits that she cuts herself to cope with the death of her son Gabriel. Later in the series she's seen doing it again during an emotional breakdown.



* ''Coming Down'' by Music/FiveFingerDeathPunch

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* ''Coming Down'' by Music/FiveFingerDeathPunchMusic/FiveFingerDeathPunch.



* [[spoiler: Chidori]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is eventually discovered to do this.



* [[spoiler: Chidori]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is eventually discovered to do this.



* Saha of ''Webcomic/RasputinCatamite'' constantly cuts into his arms and wrists with a small blade, for no apparent reason.

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* Saha of ''Webcomic/RasputinCatamite'' constantly cuts into his It has been confirmed via WordOfGod that in ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' the scars on the title character's upper arms and wrists with are from self-harm. Michelle has also revealed that Ava's signature scarf is to hide SH scars on her chest.
* Nikki from ''Webcomic/BetweenTheLines'' apparently has
a small blade, for no apparent reason.history of cutting herself.



* It has been confirmed via WordOfGod that in ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' the scars on the title character's upper arms are from self-harm. Michelle has also revealed that Ava's signature scarf is to hide SH scars on her chest.
* Nikki from ''Webcomic/BetweenTheLines'' apparently has a history of cutting herself.

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* It has been confirmed via WordOfGod that in ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' the scars on the title character's upper Saha of ''Webcomic/RasputinCatamite'' constantly cuts into his arms are from self-harm. Michelle has also revealed that Ava's signature scarf is to hide SH scars on her chest.
* Nikki from ''Webcomic/BetweenTheLines'' apparently has
and wrists with a history of cutting herself.small blade, for no apparent reason.



* [[TheMentallyDisturbed Lemongrab]] of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' seems to have a habit of jumping out of high windows when he's in distress.
* Toot on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' giggles as she tells us she cuts herself to dull the pain.



* Toot on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' giggles as she tells us she cuts herself to dull the pain.



* [[TheMentallyDisturbed Lemongrab]] of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' seems to have a habit of jumping out of high windows when he's in distress.
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* In ''CrossboneGundam'', protagonist Tobia is being held captive by someone who thinks [[PsychicPowers Newtypes]] have evolved beyond the concerns of {{Muggles}} and is trying to convince him to not care about the war going on right outside. Tobia's ShutUpHannibal is to steal a knife from a nearby guard, cut his arm, and say (paraphrased) "Newtypes and Oldtypes bleed the same blood; we aren't superior, just different."
* In {{Narutaru}}, [[spoiler:Akira Sakura]] does this - hardly surprising considering how dark the series is.

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* In ''CrossboneGundam'', ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'', protagonist Tobia is being held captive by someone who thinks [[PsychicPowers Newtypes]] have evolved beyond the concerns of {{Muggles}} and is trying to convince him to not care about the war going on right outside. Tobia's ShutUpHannibal is to steal a knife from a nearby guard, cut his arm, and say (paraphrased) "Newtypes and Oldtypes bleed the same blood; we aren't superior, just different."
* In {{Narutaru}}, ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', [[spoiler:Akira Sakura]] does this - hardly surprising considering how dark the series is.
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* Lily from ''Literature/TheSecretLifeOfBees'' has a habit of picking her scabs or biting her nails 'till they bleed when nervous.
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* Karin from ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'' has a lot of issues, really, with pent-up rage and an inability to express love and a dickhead of a husband. So she stabs herself in the vagina with a shard of glass. And then she smears the blood all over her face.
4th Mar '16 2:38:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Rena Ryuuguu]] did this out of paranoia (and likely depression, given her StepfordSmiler tendencies) in her backstory.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** A symptom of [[spoiler:[[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]]]] is self-harm, normally scratching at the neck or hallucinations of bugs under your skin.
** [[spoiler:Rena]] harmed herself out of paranoia and likely depression in the past.
* ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is still in development and thus subject to change, however concept art and official art suggests Katja cuts herself.
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* The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.
** The same kind of scars can be seen for a split second on Furiosa's wrist while she activates the Rig's killswitches, although in another closeup a second later they are no longer visible.

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* The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it both to cope with life as a SexSlave and to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.
** The same kind of scars can be seen for a split second on Furiosa's wrist while she activates the Rig's killswitches, although in another closeup a second later they are no longer visible. It's strongly implied that [[spoiler:she was a former Wife as well.]]
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