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25th Feb '17 4:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheFiveStarStories'', Blreno, wracked with guilt over losing both the war against Colus and his entire battalion attempts Seppuku during an audience with his king, only for the king to knock the sword from his hand. Turns out the king is just glad he made it back alive and wants him to keep fighting to learn from his mistakes so he can improve, rather than kill himself over them.

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* In ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', Blreno, wracked with guilt over losing both the war against Colus and his entire battalion attempts Seppuku during an audience with his king, only for the king to knock the sword from his hand. Turns out the king is just glad he made it back alive and wants him to keep fighting to learn from his mistakes so he can improve, rather than kill himself over them.
25th Feb '17 2:17:18 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal. The Prospectus issued as a guide to prospective parents and students of the Assassins' guild School devotes [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10383608/3/The-Prospectus a proud chapter]] to its brand-new Agatean Studies Department. Set texts are issued to students explaining the purpose and philosophy underlying seppuko. however, titles like ''Today is a Good Day for '''Somebody Else''' to Commit Seppuko'' suggest the particular slant the assassins put on the practice. Assisted seppuko for others, most certainly...

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* Parodied in the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal. The Prospectus issued as a guide to prospective parents and students of the Assassins' guild School devotes [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10383608/3/The-Prospectus a proud chapter]] to its brand-new Agatean Studies Department. Set texts are issued to students explaining the purpose and philosophy underlying seppuko. however, titles like ''Today is a Good Day for '''Somebody Else''' to Commit Seppuko'' suggest the particular slant the assassins put on the practice. Assisted seppuko for others, most certainly...
20th Feb '17 1:26:51 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The hilariously infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vhOjmwlB2g "POTATO-DONO!"]] scene from ''Anime/DaiMahouTouge'' is a rather... epic parody of this. "Potato-dono" (Mr. Potato) speaks like an oldschool samurai, is seen kneeling in front of the peeler in a way that mirrors a samurai preparing to go through seppuku, then peels himself rather epically and ultimately throws himself into the curry while saluting his fellow vegetables.
2nd Feb '17 12:16:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book ''Secret of the Ninja'', TheProtagonist and his best friend Danai pull TimeTravel to evade a powerful curse. One of the paths leads them to meet the samurai Sashami, who's about to abandon a village he was ordered to protect since he knows it's a hopeless mission. Choosing to run away with him will lead to being caught by a local lord who will give them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, force the time travelers to become his servants, and order Sashami to commit seppuku as punishment.

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* In the ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book ''Secret of the Ninja'', TheProtagonist and his their best friend Danai pull TimeTravel to evade a powerful curse. One of the paths leads them to meet the samurai Sashami, who's about to abandon a village he was ordered to protect since he knows it's a hopeless mission. Choosing to run away with him will lead to being caught by a local lord who will give them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, force the time travelers to become his servants, and order Sashami to commit seppuku as punishment.
2nd Feb '17 12:06:42 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book ''Secret of the Ninja'', TheProtagonist and his best friend Danai pull TimeTravel to evade a powerful curse. One of the paths leads them to meet the samurai Sashami, who's about to abandon a village he was ordered to protect since he knows it's a hopeless mission. Choosing to run away with him will lead to being caught by a local lord who will give them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, force the time travelers to become his servants, and order Sashami to commit seppuku as punishment.



* A (supposedly) RippedFromTheHeadlines case from ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' features a Japanese rock star who, after causing [[FatalMethodActing the death of his group's lead singer onstage]] ([[ContinuityNod also featured earlier]]) and then thinking of himself as a total disgrace for the music industry, kills himself through ''seppuku''. He slits his belly open with a katana, and then one of his bandmates (acting as his ''kaishakunnin'') [[OffWithHisHead decapitates him.]] The case itself is called "Bull-Shido", a PunnyName based on ''bushido'' and [[PrecisionFStrike "bullshit"]].

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* A (supposedly) ([[BlatantLies supposedly]]) RippedFromTheHeadlines case from ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' features a Japanese rock star who, after causing [[FatalMethodActing the death of his group's lead singer onstage]] ([[ContinuityNod also featured earlier]]) and then thinking of himself as a total disgrace for the music industry, kills himself through ''seppuku''. He slits his belly open with a katana, and then one of his bandmates (acting as his ''kaishakunnin'') [[OffWithHisHead decapitates him.]] The case itself is called "Bull-Shido", a PunnyName based on ''bushido'' and [[PrecisionFStrike "bullshit"]].
21st Jan '17 11:00:57 AM Specialist290
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* Prime Minister UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo attempted suicide by pistol after Japan lost WorldWarTwo. He was saved by a blood transfusion. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Then sentenced to hanging by the Allied military tribunal.]] (He still went off with ''style'', sorta..)

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* Prime Minister UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo attempted suicide by pistol after Japan lost WorldWarTwo. He was saved by a blood transfusion. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Then sentenced to hanging by the Allied military tribunal.]] The Allies wanted to make the point that they weren't allowing him to take the easy way out, and that he would die at ''their'' pleasure for his crimes. (He still went off with ''style'', sorta..)
8th Jan '17 4:52:58 PM nombretomado
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* In the old Commodore 64 game of ''UsagiYojimbo'', if the eponymous {{ronin}}'s honor got below a certain point, he would commit suicide right there.

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* In the old Commodore 64 game of ''UsagiYojimbo'', ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'', if the eponymous {{ronin}}'s honor got below a certain point, he would commit suicide right there.
3rd Jan '17 11:49:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunaga_Hisahide Matsunaga Hisahide]] deserves some credit for perhaps the most spiteful ''seppuku'' in history. The man himself was WickedCultured and a notorious schemer--history credits him with several made-and-broken alliances with ''and'' against several contemporary warlords including UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, and always in the name of self-interest. Finally fed up with the man's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Nobunaga eventually laid siege to Hisahide's Shigisan castle and demanded Hisahide's head as well as a priceless teapot (known as the ''Hiragumo'' kettle for its lovely patterns) owned by Hisahide as his price for ending the siege. Hisahide's response was to smash the teapot, commit ''seppuku'', have his son sever then destroy his head, and finally blow up the castle. (Or [[http://kissakoculture.blogspot.cl/2013/04/the-strange-fate-of-hiragumo-kettle.html according to "others"]], going to the castle tower, ranting at Nobunaga while carrying the kettle ''full of gunpowder'', then blowing himself up when done.) There are no historical records of Nobunaga's response to all this, [[AtomicFbomb possibly because it was not fit to print]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunaga_Hisahide Matsunaga Hisahide]] deserves some credit for perhaps the most spiteful ''seppuku'' in history. The man himself was WickedCultured and a notorious schemer--history credits him with several made-and-broken alliances with ''and'' against several contemporary warlords including UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, and always in the name of self-interest. Finally fed up with the man's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Nobunaga eventually laid siege to Hisahide's Shigisan castle and demanded Hisahide's head as well as a priceless teapot (known as the ''Hiragumo'' kettle for its lovely patterns) owned by Hisahide as his price for ending the siege. [[DefiantToTheEnd Hisahide's response response]] was to smash smashing the teapot, commit commiting ''seppuku'', have having his son sever then destroy his head, and finally blow blowing up the castle. (Or [[http://kissakoculture.blogspot.cl/2013/04/the-strange-fate-of-hiragumo-kettle.html according to "others"]], going to the castle tower, ranting at Nobunaga while carrying the kettle ''full of gunpowder'', then [[SelfImmolation blowing himself up up]] when done.) There are no historical records of Nobunaga's response to all this, [[AtomicFbomb possibly because it was not fit to print]].
3rd Jan '17 11:45:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunaga_Hisahide Matsunaga Hisahide]] deserves some credit for perhaps the most spiteful ''seppuku'' in history. The man himself was WickedCultured and a notorious schemer--history credits him with several made-and-broken alliances with ''and'' against several contemporary warlords including UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, and always in the name of self-interest. Finally fed up with the man's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Nobunaga eventually laid siege to Hisahide's Shigisan castle and demanded Hisahide's head as well as a priceless teapot (known as the ''Hiragumo'' kettle for its lovely patterns) owned by Hisahide as his price for ending the siege. Hisahide's response was to smash the teapot, commit ''seppuku'', have his son sever then destroy his head, and finally blow up the castle. (Or [[http://kissakoculture.blogspot.cl/2013/04/the-strange-fate-of-hiragumo-kettle.html according to "others"]], go to the castle tower, rant at Nobunaga while carrying the kettle, break it and then go through SelfImmolation) There are no historical records of Nobunaga's response to all this, [[AtomicFbomb possibly because it was not fit to print]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunaga_Hisahide Matsunaga Hisahide]] deserves some credit for perhaps the most spiteful ''seppuku'' in history. The man himself was WickedCultured and a notorious schemer--history credits him with several made-and-broken alliances with ''and'' against several contemporary warlords including UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, and always in the name of self-interest. Finally fed up with the man's ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, Nobunaga eventually laid siege to Hisahide's Shigisan castle and demanded Hisahide's head as well as a priceless teapot (known as the ''Hiragumo'' kettle for its lovely patterns) owned by Hisahide as his price for ending the siege. Hisahide's response was to smash the teapot, commit ''seppuku'', have his son sever then destroy his head, and finally blow up the castle. (Or [[http://kissakoculture.blogspot.cl/2013/04/the-strange-fate-of-hiragumo-kettle.html according to "others"]], go going to the castle tower, rant ranting at Nobunaga while carrying the kettle, break it and kettle ''full of gunpowder'', then go through SelfImmolation) blowing himself up when done.) There are no historical records of Nobunaga's response to all this, [[AtomicFbomb possibly because it was not fit to print]].
3rd Jan '17 10:52:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* After the forces of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeda_Katsuyori Takeda Katsuyori]] (son and heir of UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen) were destroyed by the combined armies of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu at Temmokuzan in 1582, Katsuyori, his [[MayDecemberRomance much younger]] second wife Masako, his eldest son Nobukatsu and several maids of their retinue committed seppuku.
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