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18th Mar '17 5:56:26 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Extreme Risk", B'Elanna Torres had been playing high-risk holodeck programs with the safety protocols removed. She's been treating the subsequent injuries herself so the Doctor won't find out what she's up to, but this trope is also implied when B'Elanna admits that she just wants to feel something, after the [[EveryonesDeadDave death of most of her Maquis friends]] back in the Alpha Quadrant.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Extreme Risk", B'Elanna Torres had been playing high-risk holodeck programs with the safety protocols removed. She's been treating the subsequent injuries herself so the Doctor won't find out what she's up to, but this trope is also implied when B'Elanna admits that she just wants to feel something, after receiving news of the [[EveryonesDeadDave death [[EverybodysDeadDave annihilation of most of her Maquis friends]] the Maquis]] back in the Alpha Quadrant.
18th Mar '17 5:54:55 PM JackG
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** After discovering [[spoiler:that she isn't a real person]], Dawn is discovered with a knife in one hand and a large gash on the other arm. She then asks "Is this blood?", suggesting that the incident [[spoiler:was an attempt to see if she was human]].
** Faith is a bit of an atypical variant, as she's harming her body while her mind isn't actually occupying it. (As such, this could be argued not to be harming "herself" per se. That said, all of the self-loathing and rage of a self-harmer is present as she lays into her Buffy-occupied body.)

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** After discovering [[spoiler:that she isn't a real person]], was BornOfMagic, Dawn is discovered with a knife in one hand and a large gash on the other arm. She then asks "Is this blood?", suggesting that the incident [[spoiler:was was an attempt to see if she was human]].
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** Faith is a bit of an atypical variant, as she's harming her body [[GrandTheftMe while her mind isn't actually occupying it.it]]. (As such, this could be argued not to be harming "herself" per se. That said, all of the self-loathing and rage of a self-harmer is present as she lays into her Buffy-occupied body.)



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': A crew member enacts dangerous behavior and self-harming.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': A crew member enacts dangerous behavior and self-harming.''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Extreme Risk", B'Elanna Torres had been playing high-risk holodeck programs with the safety protocols removed. She's been treating the subsequent injuries herself so the Doctor won't find out what she's up to, but this trope is also implied when B'Elanna admits that she just wants to feel something, after the [[EveryonesDeadDave death of most of her Maquis friends]] back in the Alpha Quadrant.
18th Mar '17 5:47:09 PM JackG
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** In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', [[ComicBook/X23 Laura]] is seen on a video recording cutting herself and [[HealingFactor watching the injuries heal]] while she's an experimental subject in a Transigen lab.

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** In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', [[ComicBook/X23 [[ComicBook/{{X23}} Laura]] is seen on a video recording cutting herself and [[HealingFactor watching the injuries heal]] while she's an experimental subject in a Transigen lab.
18th Mar '17 5:45:15 PM JackG
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** In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', [[ComicBook/X23 Laura]] is seen on a video recording cutting herself and [[HealingFactor watching the injuries heal]] while she's an experimental subject in a Transigen lab.
21st Feb '17 8:44:13 AM moto12
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* In a season 2 episode of ''Series/{{Quantico}},'' Dayana is seen making herself a cup of tea, but then she pours some of the hot water onto her hand.
7th Feb '17 5:47:55 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Finder}}'', Jaeger, the protagonist of several arcs, sometimes has to resort to self-harm if he doesn't get injured in some other way, as he has a very strong HealingFactor that, if not activated every so often, gives him an auto-immune disease. This is played for black humour in one story where he starts cutting himself in his girlfriend's bathroom, gets too enthusiastic, leaves the bathroom looking like a slaughterhouse, and jumps out of the window and runs away in embarassment when she gets home. She muses that it was the first time she had a boyfriend who ran away '''and''' killed himself.
22nd Jan '17 1:29:38 AM coralina33
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* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' has had three self-injurers:

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* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' has had three four self-injurers:


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** Zoe began burning herself as a way to cope with forcing herself in the closet.
2nd Dec '16 9:50:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* Some of the most stereotypical portrayals of self-harm come from bad fanfiction, perhaps most notably ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', where self-injury (specifically cutting) is used as an indication of "goffikness", with none of the emotional nuances characteristic of real SI attached.



* ''Very'' common in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanworks centered around the M's. A popular {{Fanon}} explanation for the fact that Matt wears long sleeves and gauntlet gloves in LA is that it's to hide evidence of self-harm and/or [[DrugsAreBad needle-drug use]] brought on by a period of painful [[DontSplitUsUp separation]] from Mello following the latter's InUniverse decision to leave Wammy's. (It should be noted, however, that he has the gloves and sleeves while they're both at Wammy's.)
* In chapter 11 of ''[[{{Fanfic/Facade}} Façade]]'', [[spoiler: Chie]] was revealed to have cut herself.



* In chapter 11 of ''[[{{Fanfic/Facade}} Façade]]'', [[spoiler: Chie]] was revealed to have cut herself.
* ''Very'' common in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanworks centered around the M's. A popular {{Fanon}} explanation for the fact that Matt wears long sleeves and gauntlet gloves in LA is that it's to hide evidence of self-harm and/or [[DrugsAreBad needle-drug use]] brought on by a period of painful [[DontSplitUsUp separation]] from Mello following the latter's InUniverse decision to leave Wammy's. (It should be noted, however, that he has the gloves and sleeves while they're both at Wammy's.)

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* In chapter 11 Some of ''[[{{Fanfic/Facade}} Façade]]'', [[spoiler: Chie]] was revealed to have cut herself.
* ''Very'' common in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanworks centered around
the M's. A popular {{Fanon}} explanation for the fact that Matt wears long sleeves and gauntlet gloves in LA is that it's to hide evidence most stereotypical portrayals of self-harm and/or [[DrugsAreBad needle-drug use]] brought on by a period of painful [[DontSplitUsUp separation]] come from Mello following bad fanfiction, perhaps most notably ''FanFic/MyImmortal'', where self-injury (specifically cutting) is used as an indication of "goffikness", with none of the latter's InUniverse decision to leave Wammy's. (It should be noted, however, that he has the gloves and sleeves while they're both at Wammy's.) emotional nuances characteristic of real SI attached.



* In one of the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' books, Hans runs his fingers over the rough wood of the table and finds the pain the splinters cause to be "oddly pleasant. Physical pain he could handle."



* Between The Trees' "The Way She Feels" is about a teenage girl who cuts herself. She eventually stops after her father discovers her self-harm and gets her help.
* "Small Cuts" by Music/TheBrobecks.



* Music/TheDresdenDolls' song "Bad Habit" is about cutting too, with lyrics like ''"Happiness is just a gash away"''.
* The title character in Music/{{Eminem}}'s "Stan" mentions this: "Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds, it's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me".
* The Music/{{Evanescence}} song "Tourniquet" is very suggestive of a struggle with cutting, leading to accidental or intentional suicide necessitating the titular tourniquet. (The opening line: "I tried to kill the pain/but only brought more/so much more/I lay dying, and I'm pouring/crimson regret and/betrayal.")
* "Accidents with Scalpels" by Fockewolf.
* "Little House" by Music/TheFray.
* "Bleed Like Me" by Music/{{Garbage}} contains a vignette about Doodle, who cuts herself. The band's lead singer, Shirley Manson, has talked about her own self-harm.



* Music/NineInchNails' song "Hurt" (which was memorably CoveredUp by Music/JohnnyCash) appears to be about the disassociation type, opening with the lines "I hurt myself today/to see if I still feel/I focus on the pain/the only thing that's real"
* "Ana's Song" by Music/{{Silverchair}} is about anorexia.
* Several songs by punk-rock band Music/TheUsed are about self-injury. Their second album, ''In Love and Death'', is particularly preoccupied with it, perhaps due to CreatorBreakdown, as much of the album was written in response to the death of lead singer Bert [=McCracken=]'s fiancee.

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* Music/NineInchNails' song "Hurt" (which was memorably CoveredUp "Blood and Fire" by Music/JohnnyCash) appears to be about the disassociation type, opening with the lines "I hurt myself today/to see if I still feel/I focus on the pain/the only thing that's real"
* "Ana's Song" by Music/{{Silverchair}} is about anorexia.
* Several songs by punk-rock band Music/TheUsed are about self-injury. Their second album, ''In Love and Death'', is particularly preoccupied with it, perhaps due to CreatorBreakdown, as much of the album was written in response to the death of lead singer Bert [=McCracken=]'s fiancee.
Indigo Girls.



* "Bleed Like Me" by Music/{{Garbage}} contains a vignette about Doodle, who cuts herself. The band's lead singer, Shirley Manson, has talked about her own self-harm.
* "Cut" by Music/{{Plumb}} is quite obviously about this; it talks about the relief that can be gained by self-harm.
* Music/TheDresdenDolls' song "Bad Habit" is about cutting too, with lyrics like ''"Happiness is just a gash away"''.

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* "Bleed Like Me" "Self-Inflicted" by Music/{{Garbage}} contains a vignette about Doodle, who cuts herself. The band's lead singer, Shirley Manson, has talked about her own self-harm.
* "Cut" by Music/{{Plumb}} is quite obviously about this; it talks about the relief that can be gained by self-harm.
* Music/TheDresdenDolls' song "Bad Habit" is about cutting too, with lyrics like ''"Happiness is just a gash away"''.
Music/KatyPerry.



* The Music/{{Evanescence}} song "Tourniquet" is very suggestive of a struggle with cutting, leading to accidental or intentional suicide necessitating the titular tourniquet. (The opening line: "I tried to kill the pain/but only brought more/so much more/I lay dying, and I'm pouring/crimson regret and/betrayal.")
* "Self-Inflicted" by Music/KatyPerry



* "Accidents with Scalpels" by Fockewolf.
* The title character in Music/{{Eminem}}'s "Stan" mentions this: "Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds, it's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me".



* "Blood and Fire" by the Indigo Girls.

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* "Blood Music/NineInchNails' song "Hurt" (which was memorably CoveredUp by Music/JohnnyCash) appears to be about the disassociation type, opening with the lines "I hurt myself today/to see if I still feel/I focus on the pain/the only thing that's real"
* "Cut" by Music/{{Plumb}} is quite obviously about this; it talks about the relief that can be gained by self-harm.
* "Ana's Song" by Music/{{Silverchair}} is about anorexia.
* This is referenced in the first line of "The Last Night" by Music/{{Skillet}}. It's about a man whose friend has [[AbusiveParents demeaning parents]] who blame her for their problems
and Fire" by consider a depression to be "just a phase".
-->''You come to me with scars on your wrist.\\
You tell me "This will be
the Indigo Girls.last night feeling like this".''
* Several songs by punk-rock band Music/TheUsed are about self-injury. Their second album, ''In Love and Death'', is particularly preoccupied with it, perhaps due to CreatorBreakdown, as much of the album was written in response to the death of lead singer Bert [=McCracken=]'s fiancee.



* "Little House" by Music/TheFray.
* "Small Cuts" by Music/TheBrobecks.
* The mentally unstable protagonist of Music/MelanieMartinez's "Mad Hatter" self harms.
-->''I'm peeling the skin off my face''
-->'''Cause I really hate being safe''
-->''The normal's, they make me afraid''
-->''The crazies, they make me feel sane''
* This is referenced in the first line of "The Last Night" by Music/{{Skillet}}. It's about a man whose friend has [[AbusiveParents demeaning parents]] who blame her for their problems and consider a depression to be "just a phase".
-->''You come to me with scars on your wrist.\\
You tell me "This will be the last night feeling like this".''
* Between The Trees' "The Way She Feels" is about a teenage girl who cuts herself. She eventually stops after her father discovers her self-harm and gets her help.



* Simon from ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' has several gashes on his left wrist, which he had apparently cut prior to the game's start. They are visible when he injects himself with morphine.
** The opening scene of the non-canon "Memories" bonus story involves Simon cutting while having flashbacks to the events of the main game.

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* Simon from ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' has several gashes on his left wrist, which he had apparently cut prior to the game's start. They are visible when he injects himself with morphine.
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morphine. The opening scene of the non-canon "Memories" bonus story involves Simon cutting while having flashbacks to the events of the main game.
2nd Dec '16 9:28:31 PM Pichu-kun
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-->''[Rarity is in the midst of a HeroicBSOD.]''\\
'''Twilight:''' We have to do something, guys. If she gets too depressed, she might start hurting herself.\\
'''Fluttershy:''' But she does that anyway.\\
'''Twilight:''' Oh, yeah. Rarity, you're not hurting yourself in there, are you?\\
'''Rarity:''' Do I ''sound'' like I'm in a good mood?
2nd Dec '16 9:27:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', [[spoiler:Tambi Baker used to cut herself while in the employ of Darcy Parker.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'', [[spoiler:Tambi Baker Baker]] used to cut herself while in the employ of Darcy [[spoiler:Darcy Parker.]]



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* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', Rarity is a huge masochist and enjoys pain. She hurts herself often, purely for fun.



** 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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** A symptom of [[spoiler:[[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]]]] is self-harm, normally scratching at the neck or due to hallucinations of having bugs under your skin.
** [[spoiler:Rena]] harmed used to cut herself out of paranoia and likely depression in the past.
* ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is still in development development, and thus is subject to change, however concept art and official art suggests Katja cuts herself.



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* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', Rarity is a huge masochist and enjoys pain. She hurts herself often, purely for fun.
-->''[Rarity is in the midst of a HeroicBSOD.]''\\
'''Twilight:''' We have to do something, guys. If she gets too depressed, she might start hurting herself.\\
'''Fluttershy:''' But she does that anyway.\\
'''Twilight:''' Oh, yeah. Rarity, you're not hurting yourself in there, are you?\\
'''Rarity:''' Do I ''sound'' like I'm in a good mood?
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