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18th Sep '17 8:42:52 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Speaking of similar practices outside Japan, records exist of HornyVikings asking their friends to MercyKill them [[ICannotSelfTerminate on their deathbeds]]. See, in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."

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* Speaking of similar practices outside Japan, records exist of HornyVikings asking their friends to MercyKill them [[ICannotSelfTerminate on their deathbeds]]. See, in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, according to Myth/NorseMythology, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
18th Sep '17 8:35:15 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Speaking of similar practices outside Japan, records exist of HornyVikings asking their friends to MercyKill them [[ICannotSelfTerminate on their deathbeds]]. See, in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."



* Records exist of HornyVikings who asked their friends to MercyKill them [[ICannotSelfTerminate on their deathbeds]]. See, in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
17th Sep '17 8:17:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Records exist of HornyVikings who asked their friends to MercyKill them on their deathbeds. This held a religious significance too: in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."

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* Records exist of HornyVikings who asked their friends to MercyKill them [[ICannotSelfTerminate on their deathbeds. This held a religious significance too: deathbeds]]. See, in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."
17th Sep '17 8:16:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]] had a similar practice. Dying outside of battle (the "straw death," as in dying on a straw bed) was considered dishonorable and wouldn't get the victim into WarriorHeaven. So warriors who didn't die in battle might have someone else MercyKill them on their deathbeds, [[LoopholeAbuse meaning they'd have technically "died by the sword."]]

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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]] had a similar practice. Dying outside Records exist of battle (the "straw death," as in dying on a straw bed) was considered dishonorable and wouldn't get the victim into WarriorHeaven. So warriors HornyVikings who didn't die in battle might have someone else asked their friends to MercyKill them on their deathbeds, [[LoopholeAbuse meaning they'd have technically deathbeds. This held a religious significance too: in the Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} faith, dying outside of battle wouldn't get you into WarriorHeaven, but if your friend finished you off, then you ''[[LoopholeAbuse technically]]'' "died by the sword."]]"
17th Sep '17 8:09:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]] had a similar practice. Dying outside of battle (the "straw death," as in dying on a straw bed) was considered dishonorable and wouldn't get the victim into WarriorHeaven. So if a warrior didn't die instantly from a battle wound, someone else might agree to finish him [[note]]or possibly her, since some Norse remains buried with weapons have been revealed to be female[[/note]] off on the deathbed, [[LoopholeAbuse so the warrior would technically have "died by the sword."]] This also functioned as a MercyKill, arguably the Old Norse equivalent of today's physician-assisted suicide.

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* [[HornyVikings Vikings]] had a similar practice. Dying outside of battle (the "straw death," as in dying on a straw bed) was considered dishonorable and wouldn't get the victim into WarriorHeaven. So if a warrior warriors who didn't die instantly from a in battle wound, might have someone else might agree to finish him [[note]]or possibly her, since some Norse remains buried with weapons have been revealed to be female[[/note]] off MercyKill them on the deathbed, their deathbeds, [[LoopholeAbuse so the warrior would meaning they'd have technically have "died by the sword."]] This also functioned as a MercyKill, arguably the Old Norse equivalent of today's physician-assisted suicide."]]
11th Sep '17 10:30:50 AM gilruingaraf
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* Kazuhira Miller of ''Videogame/MetalGear'' fame completely flips the idea of an honorable death the bird when, upon being soundly defeated by Big Boss, he asks him to be his kaishakunin. Except this was actually a ploy to get Big Boss to walk close enough for Kaz to blow both of them up with a grenade. It doesn't work, but needless to say, the fact that Kaz was willing to kick honor to the curb just to go out in a blaze of glory really makes an impression on Snake.
4th Sep '17 12:08:48 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/XCOM2'''s ''War Of The Chosen'' ExpansionPack, the Chosen Assassin [[GracefulLoser will wish you luck]] in overthrowing her masters and then commit seppuku upon defeat.
2nd Aug '17 6:16:26 PM krimzonflygon2
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* A tanto appears in ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}'' as the game's answer to the [[VideoGame/DarkSouls Darksign]] or [[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} Hunter's Mark]]; that is to say, an item that will warp the player back to the last shrine checkpoint they visited at the cost of all the Amrita they're holding. Not something the player would use all that often, but handy on the off-chance they get hopelessly lost or [[GameBreakingBug stuck in the scenery]].
28th Jul '17 7:03:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* While not involving Japan there are many examples of this from Roman society, the most famous being the suicides of the killers of Julius Caesar at the Battle of Phillipi (dramatized by Shakespeare) and the case of General Quintilius Varus falling on his sword during the defeat at the Battle of Teuteborg Wald. This cued Augustus' famous BigNo response of, "Varus give me back my legions!"

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* While not involving Japan there are many examples of this from Roman society, the society:
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most famous being the suicides of the killers of Julius Caesar at the Battle of Phillipi (dramatized by Shakespeare) and the case of General Quintilius Varus falling on his sword during the defeat at the Battle of Teuteborg Wald. This cued Augustus' famous BigNo response of, "Varus give me back my legions!"



* Roman nobles in general, in fact, were expected to commit suicide to avoid shame or to redress big wrongs. This is where the idiom ''to fall on one's sword'' ultimately originated. Also the Roman state, like many others, seized the property of convicted criminals. By killing oneself rather than being executed, a Roman could insure their family kept their wealth.

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* ** Roman nobles in general, in fact, were expected to commit suicide to avoid shame or to redress big wrongs. This is where the idiom ''to fall on one's sword'' ultimately originated. Also the Roman state, like many others, seized the property of convicted criminals. By killing oneself rather than being executed, a Roman could insure their family kept their wealth.
26th Jul '17 2:20:22 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Obviously, this takes place in ''Film/FortySevenRonin''. [[spoiler: Kai, the half-MightyWhitey protagonist, goes through it with the ronin themselves.]]

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* Obviously, this takes place in ''Film/FortySevenRonin''.''Film/FortySevenRonin'' (a very, ''very'' fictionalised version of the story). [[spoiler: Kai, the half-MightyWhitey protagonist, goes through it with the ronin themselves.]]



*** Ushijima himself, however, ended up commiting seppuku alongside Liutenant General [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Cho Isamu Cho]].

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*** Ushijima himself, however, ended up commiting seppuku alongside Liutenant General [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isamu_Cho Isamu Cho]]. Yahara was captured by the Americans, wrote a book about the Battle of Okinawa years later, and lived until 1981.
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