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7th Jan '17 11:27:28 AM XDiakos
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* Played with in ''Series/DowntonAbby'', where [[spoiler:Thomas's]] suicide attempt seems to be viewed as shameful by the more old-fashioned Carson but treated with sympathy by the rest of the cast.

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* Played with in ''Series/DowntonAbby'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', where [[spoiler:Thomas's]] suicide attempt seems to be viewed as shameful by the more old-fashioned Carson but treated with sympathy by the rest of the cast.
8th Dec '16 9:10:33 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheRapture'': After [[spoiler: she kills her daughter]], Sharon can't go through with killing herself, no doubt due to the belief she'll go to hell rather than heaven.
29th Nov '16 5:42:02 PM HopeFox
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', suicide generates a huge opinion penalty from every single other character in the game. This obviously wouldn't matter, except that half of such penalties are then applied against the character's successor, so the player's next character will have to deal with the stigma of their predecessor (usually father) committing suicide. This makes it much harder to use suicide as a tactical way to manipulate truces and inheritance law and stuff.
18th Oct '16 6:39:07 PM Fireblood
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* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is revealed that Matilda was banished from her tribe because she supposedly killed her brother. In reality, her brother had committed suicide and she covered it up by claiming she had killed him to hide the shame.

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* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is it's revealed that Matilda was banished from her tribe because she supposedly killed her brother. In reality, her brother had committed suicide and she covered it up by claiming she had killed him to hide the shame.
17th Oct '16 10:22:47 PM legendaryweredragon
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* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is revealed that Matilda was banished from her tribe because she supposedly killed her brother. In reality her, brother had committed suicide and she covered it up by claiming she had killed him to hide the shame.

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* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is revealed that Matilda was banished from her tribe because she supposedly killed her brother. In reality her, reality, her brother had committed suicide and she covered it up by claiming she had killed him to hide the shame.
17th Oct '16 10:21:55 PM legendaryweredragon
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* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' is revealed that Matilda was banished from her tribe because she supposedly killed her brother. In reality her, brother had committed suicide and she covered it up by claiming she had killed him to hide the shame.
22nd Aug '16 11:49:15 AM Timjames98
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This is absolutely TruthInTelevision since there are some cultures which not only discourage suicide, but also outlaw it (English common law termed it the crime of ''felo de se''), although the criminalization of it in Western countries (mostly for the purpose of property forfeiture) has declined (ironically, people who attempted suicide would be ''hanged'' under this principle originally). Always remember that it's best not to list any real life examples that will [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement lead to a hostile editing war.]]

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This trope is absolutely TruthInTelevision since in that there are some cultures which not only discourage suicide, but also outlaw it (English common law termed it the crime of ''felo de se''), although the criminalization of it in Western countries (mostly for the purpose of property forfeiture) has declined (ironically, people who attempted suicide would be ''hanged'' under this principle originally). Always remember that it's best not to list any real life examples that will [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement lead to a hostile editing war.]]
9th Aug '16 6:52:37 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Literature/AFineAndPrivatePlace'', as a result of the finding that [[spoiler:Michael committed suicide rather than being murdered]], [[spoiler:his]] body is removed from the cemetary to unhallowed ground, splitting this couple up.
21st Jul '16 8:02:18 AM wusch
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This trope is often cited as a reason ICannotSelfTerminate. This can be a harsh manner in TalkingDownTheSuicidal. It can also be the cause of SuicideNotMurder if someone tries to make a suicide look like murder in order to avoid this stigma (and make sure that life insurance pays out). This can also trigger SuicideNotAccident. Compare/Contrast HowDareYouDieOnMe. Contrast MartyrdomCulture, NotAfraidToDie. Contrast HeroicSacrifice. {{Seppuku}}, while still suicide, is usually considered heroic and noble (at least in Japan). The opposite of HeroicSuicide.

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This trope is often cited as a reason ICannotSelfTerminate. This can be a harsh manner in TalkingDownTheSuicidal. But you should be extremely sure that it works when you try it this way as this can as well be a good method to make a suicidal person actually kill himself. It can also be the cause of SuicideNotMurder if someone tries to make a suicide look like murder in order to avoid this stigma (and make sure that life insurance pays out). This can also trigger SuicideNotAccident. Compare/Contrast HowDareYouDieOnMe. Contrast MartyrdomCulture, NotAfraidToDie. Contrast HeroicSacrifice. {{Seppuku}}, while still suicide, is usually considered heroic and noble (at least in Japan). The opposite of HeroicSuicide.
3rd Apr '16 2:20:32 PM LordGro
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* In ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' the Countess Mircalla committed suicide and rose as a vampire. Unfortunately her lover heard that slaying her would condemn her to something even worse and he left her alone to prey upon young girls for centuries under a variety of anagramic aliases.
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