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19th Feb '18 11:29:18 PM RhymeBeat
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* After learning the tragic story of the first human child in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the True Pacifist route reveals that their mysterious illness was suicide by buttercup[[note]]no, really--they are toxic when fresh[[/note]] so that they could combine with Asriel, leave the Underground, and destroy their human hometown.

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* After learning the tragic story of the first human child in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the True Pacifist route reveals that their mysterious illness was suicide by buttercup[[note]]no, really--they are toxic when fresh[[/note]] so that they could combine with Asriel, leave the Underground, and destroy their human hometown.hometown and/or gain the souls needed to free the monsters.
18th Feb '18 11:50:12 AM nombretomado
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* In the RepairmanJack novel ''Hosts'', Jack's sister is infected with TheVirus, and has only brief moments of autonomy when a faulty microwave shuts down the Unity's HiveMind perceptions. She uses this interval to set a bomb in her own purse, then deactivates the microwave so the Unity, unaware of what she's been doing, will bring it to the place where all its host-bodies are gathering.

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* In the RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack novel ''Hosts'', Jack's sister is infected with TheVirus, and has only brief moments of autonomy when a faulty microwave shuts down the Unity's HiveMind perceptions. She uses this interval to set a bomb in her own purse, then deactivates the microwave so the Unity, unaware of what she's been doing, will bring it to the place where all its host-bodies are gathering.
8th Feb '18 5:03:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''NYPDBlue'' makes occasional reference to the "cleaning his gun" method of cop suicide. Cops who killed themselves would set things up so it looked like their gun went off accidentally while they were cleaning it, trusting their fellow officers not to dispute this, mainly for the purpose of ensuring benefits for their family.

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* ''NYPDBlue'' ''Series/NYPDBlue'' makes occasional reference to the "cleaning his gun" method of cop suicide. Cops who killed themselves would set things up so it looked like their gun went off accidentally while they were cleaning it, trusting their fellow officers not to dispute this, mainly for the purpose of ensuring benefits for their family.



* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "You Do It to Yourself", Franchise/SherlockHolmes figures out that a college professor arranged his own murder when he learned he was dying from a particularly nasty form of cancer. Not only that, the professor attempted to frame his wife (whom he'd subjected to sadistic DomesticAbuse) and his teaching assistant for the crime; they were having an affair, so he decided to get some posthumous {{revenge}} on his way out.
** It failed because the man he hired didn't follow instructions. Instead of ambushing him in an isolated area to make it look like a mugging gone wrong, the guy followed him to a gambling den and cleaned out the place after shooting him. Unfortunately, the owners of the place had a hidden camera in place.

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* In the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "You Do It to Yourself", Franchise/SherlockHolmes figures out that a college professor arranged his own murder when he learned he was dying from a particularly nasty form of cancer. Not only that, the professor attempted to frame his wife (whom he'd subjected to sadistic DomesticAbuse) and his teaching assistant for the crime; they were having an affair, so he decided to get some posthumous {{revenge}} on his way out.
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out. It failed because the man he hired didn't follow instructions. Instead of ambushing him in an isolated area to make it look like a mugging gone wrong, the guy followed him to a gambling den and cleaned out the place after shooting him. Unfortunately, the owners of the place had a hidden camera in place.
21st Jan '18 7:49:32 AM spiritplumber
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* The Omega distributed AI in ''Fanfic/LeftBeyond'' engineer a series of situations that will grant them a soul, thus ensuring that they will have to appear before God at the White Throne Judgement. Then, they use their ability to quickly instantiate new copies of themselves to set off a LogicBomb, ensuring that the small fraction of post-humanity that would have been facing Judgement after them never will.
16th Jan '18 7:23:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/OldMansWar The Ghost Brigades]]'', Jared Dirac is a genetically-modified clone of Charles Boutin with some of Boutin's memories. At the end, Boutin captures Dirac and intends to [[BodyBackupDrive transfer his mind]] into Dirac's brain in order to infiltrate the [[SpaceNavy CDF]] and spread his [[BrainComputerInterface BrainPal]] virus. Dirac manages to send his goodbyes to his commanding officer and asks her to rescue Boutin's daughter (who Dirac feels is his own daughter too). He then has an ObiWanMoment, when Boutin starts the mind-transfer process. As soon as it's complete, Boutin receives a message in his [=BrainPal=]. He access it. It's from Dirac, timed to appear when Dirac estimated Boutin would take possession of his body. Dirac explains that he discovered an interesting way to use his [=SmartBlood=] (composed of nanites) to kill and has programmed his entire [=SmartBlood=] supply to ignite upon a trigger in this same message. So long, Boutin!

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* In ''[[Literature/OldMansWar The Ghost Brigades]]'', Jared Dirac is a genetically-modified clone of Charles Boutin with some of Boutin's memories. At the end, Boutin captures Dirac and intends to [[BodyBackupDrive transfer his mind]] into Dirac's brain in order to infiltrate the [[SpaceNavy CDF]] and spread his [[BrainComputerInterface BrainPal]] virus. Dirac manages to send his goodbyes to his commanding officer and asks her to rescue Boutin's daughter (who Dirac feels is his own daughter too). He then has an ObiWanMoment, when Boutin starts the mind-transfer process. As soon as it's complete, Boutin receives a message in his [=BrainPal=]. He access accesses it. It's from Dirac, timed to appear when Dirac estimated Boutin would take possession of his body. Dirac explains that he discovered an interesting way to use his [=SmartBlood=] (composed of nanites) to kill and has programmed his entire [=SmartBlood=] supply to ignite upon a trigger in this same message. So long, Boutin!Boutin!
* The ''Star Trek: Mirror Universe'' series has Mirror!Spock orchestrate the creation of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance and its conquest of the Terran Empire. Spock himself is killed during the conquest, but his plan is already in motion, with his followers voluntarily joining the Alliance as "willing slaves" in order to infiltrate it and lay the groundwork for LaResistance. Eventually, as Spock planned, a rebellion overthrows the Alliance, and a Commonwealth very similar to the Federation is established.
9th Jan '18 11:22:23 PM Linda58
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* A particularly complicated one in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Basically, Dean makes a deal with a demon called Lilith to bring Sam back to life. So Dean goes to hell. Dean being in hell was the first of 66 seals; once all 66 are broken Lucifer walks the Earth. The angels save Dean, and since the brothers believe Lilith will open the last seal, it's easy for another demon named Ruby to convince Sam that only way to prevent the Apocalypse is to gain the power through drinking [[PsychoSerum demon blood]] that will let him kill Lilith. Sam kills Lilith and ''then'' learns that the final seal was Lilith's death. Sam then goes through a SelfSacrificeScheme to imprison Lucifer again.

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* A particularly complicated one in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Basically, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Season 4 is centered around [[MonsterProgenitor Lilith]] trying to break the seals to [[{{Satan}} Lucifer's]] cage, and Sam and Dean makes a deal with a demon called trying to stop her. She needs to break 66, and successfully breaks 65 by the season finale. Sam faces off against her in the finale and slowly kills her, Lilith dies laughing not even trying to bring Sam back to life. So Dean goes to hell. Dean fight back. Immediately after he does so, he's informed [[BarrierMaiden her death]] ''was'' the 66 seal. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]] The season ends with the devil being in hell was the first of 66 seals; once all 66 are broken Lucifer walks the Earth. The angels save Dean, and since the brothers believe Lilith will open the last seal, it's easy for another demon named Ruby to convince Sam that only way to prevent the Apocalypse is to gain the power through drinking [[PsychoSerum demon blood]] that will let him kill Lilith. Sam kills Lilith and ''then'' learns that the final seal was Lilith's death. Sam then goes through a SelfSacrificeScheme to imprison Lucifer again.released.
9th Jan '18 10:38:30 AM Qrow
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** In ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal'', this is part of [[spoiler: The Batman-Who-Laughs']] OriginStory: [[spoiler: The Joker of Earth -22 committed a series of atrocities in one night that were so horrible he knew Batman would have no choice but to kill him- including melting James Gordon ''alive'', and murdering the parents of dozens of children before jokerizing them. It wasn't until it was too late that Batman realized Joker had implanted nanobites into his own heart that would only activate upon his death, that would enter the brain of whoever was closest to Joker when he died, brainwashing them to become as twisted and insane as Joker himself]]. [[NightmareFuel Yikes]].
26th Dec '17 3:54:35 PM Ran57
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*** A third one from ''SVU'': Serial rapist William Lewis escapes from prison, kills another cop, murders his nurse and kidnaps her youngest daughter. When Olivia Benson confronts him, he takes her hostage again, but becomes turned off by his initial molestations, so he decides to force her into a game of Russian Roulette. He ends up fatally shooting himself as one last way of tormenting Benson, figuring she値l be accused of his murder. However, at her grand jury hearing, Lt. Declan Murphy reveals that he ordered Benson to admit perjury to lure Lewis out then delivers a stirring speech about Lewis' psychotic past. This affects the grand jury and they refuse to indict Benson, causing Lewis' actions to be in vain.

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*** A third one from ''SVU'': Serial rapist William Lewis escapes from prison, kills another cop, murders his nurse and kidnaps her youngest daughter. When Olivia Benson confronts him, he takes her hostage again, but becomes turned off by his initial molestations, so he decides to force her into a game of Russian Roulette. He ends up fatally shooting himself as one last way of tormenting Benson, figuring she値l be accused of his murder. However, at her Benson's grand jury hearing, Lt. Declan Murphy reveals that he ordered Benson her to admit perjury to lure Lewis out then delivers a stirring speech about Lewis' psychotic past. This affects the grand jury and they refuse to indict Benson, causing Lewis' actions to be in vain.
26th Dec '17 3:53:55 PM Ran57
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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': In both the anime and the manga Legato Bluesummers's final act of cruelty to Vash was to make the TechnicalPacifist kill him in order to save his remaining friend/s (Meryl and Millie in the anime, Livio in the manga). How did he do that? Via brainwashing a whole hometown into capturing the other/s and threatening their lives, then telling Vash that the only way to undo this was to put a bullet through his head. As expected, this [[HeroicBSOD completely broke Vash]] until either Meryl snapped him out of it by using his [[ThouShaltNotKill pacifistic ideals]] to save Vash from the local enraged townspeople (anime), or he realised that Knives was right about to slaughter all of the planet Gunsmoke (manga).

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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': In both the anime and the manga Legato Bluesummers's Bluesummers' final act of cruelty to Vash was to make the TechnicalPacifist kill him in order to save his remaining friend/s (Meryl and Millie in the anime, Livio in the manga). How did he do that? Via brainwashing a whole hometown into capturing the other/s and threatening their lives, then telling Vash that the only way to undo this was to put a bullet through his head. As expected, this [[HeroicBSOD completely broke Vash]] until either Meryl snapped him out of it by using his [[ThouShaltNotKill pacifistic ideals]] to save Vash from the local enraged townspeople (anime), or he realised that Knives was right about to slaughter all of the planet Gunsmoke (manga).



* In the original ending for ''Film/FatalAttraction'', Glenn Close's character commits suicide and leaves a recorded message implicating Michael Douglas's character for her murder.

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* In the original ending for ''Film/FatalAttraction'', Glenn Close's character commits suicide and leaves a recorded message implicating Michael Douglas's Douglas' character for her murder.



* [[Literature/TheHungerGames Cinna]] makes Katniss's wedding dress turn into a mockingjay on live TV resulting in the Peacekeepers coming after him the next morning.

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* [[Literature/TheHungerGames Cinna]] makes Katniss's Katniss' wedding dress turn into a mockingjay on live TV resulting in the Peacekeepers coming after him the next morning.



*** A third example from ''SVU'': Serial rapist William Lewis escapes from prison, kills another cop, murders his nurse and kidnaps a young girl. When Benson confronts him, he takes her hostage again, but becomes turned off by his initial molestations, so he decides to force her into a game of Russian Roulette. He ends up fatally shooting himself as one last way of tormenting Olivia, figuring she値l be accused of his murder. However, at Benson's grand jury hearing, Lt. Declan Murphy reveals that he ordered Benson to admit perjury to lure Lewis out then delivers a stirring speech about Lewis' psychotic past. This affects the grand jury and they refuse to indict Benson, causing Lewis' actions to be in vain.

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*** A third example one from ''SVU'': Serial rapist William Lewis escapes from prison, kills another cop, murders his nurse and kidnaps a young girl. her youngest daughter. When Olivia Benson confronts him, he takes her hostage again, but becomes turned off by his initial molestations, so he decides to force her into a game of Russian Roulette. He ends up fatally shooting himself as one last way of tormenting Olivia, Benson, figuring she値l be accused of his murder. However, at Benson's her grand jury hearing, Lt. Declan Murphy reveals that he ordered Benson to admit perjury to lure Lewis out then delivers a stirring speech about Lewis' psychotic past. This affects the grand jury and they refuse to indict Benson, causing Lewis' actions to be in vain.



** Also related to NFL football: With her last breaths, a woman named Cherica Adams called the police and made sure they knew that a promising NFL player, Carolina Panthers's Rae Carruth, was responsible for her murder, even though the gunman was someone else, hired by Rae after Cherica didn't want to abort the kid of Rae's that she was pregnant with. The hired gunman, Van Brett Walkins, later testified against Rae and claimed that Rae not only paid him for the killing, but threatened him as well if he didn't go through with it. The police and paramedics were able to save the child, who was eight months along at the time, but Cherica died later in the hospital; as a result Rae was convicted for conspiring to commit first degree murder.
* [[http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=36102&page=2 It now appears that Steve Jobs's death may not have come at a worse time for his company's rivals, HTC and Google, or the OS they're backing, Android OS.]]

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** Also related to NFL football: With her last breaths, a woman named Cherica Adams called the police and made sure they knew that a promising NFL player, Carolina Panthers's Panthers' Rae Carruth, was responsible for her murder, even though the gunman was someone else, hired by Rae after Cherica didn't want to abort the kid of Rae's that she was pregnant with. The hired gunman, Van Brett Walkins, later testified against Rae and claimed that Rae not only paid him for the killing, but threatened him as well if he didn't go through with it. The police and paramedics were able to save the child, who was eight months along at the time, but Cherica died later in the hospital; as a result Rae was convicted for conspiring to commit first degree murder.
* [[http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=36102&page=2 It now appears that Steve Jobs's Jobs' death may not have come at a worse time for his company's rivals, HTC and Google, or the OS they're backing, Android OS.]]
24th Dec '17 2:54:31 PM Ran57
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*** Another SVU example: the episode "Bully" features the death of a woman who, as it turned out, was the subject of some very serious bullying at the hands of her boss (said boss was a megabitch to all of her workers, but she was particularly abusive towards the victim). When videos leak out of this abuse, the CEO arranges a press conference, supposedly to explain her actions, but instead to tell off everyone before [[DrivenToSuicide shooting herself in the head on live television]]. As a final "screw you" to everyone, she left all of her worldly possessions to her dog.

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*** Another SVU ''SVU'' example: the episode "Bully" features the death of a woman who, as it turned out, was the subject of some very serious bullying at the hands of her boss (said boss was a megabitch to all of her workers, but she was particularly abusive towards the victim). When videos leak out of this abuse, the CEO arranges a press conference, supposedly to explain her actions, but instead to tell off everyone before [[DrivenToSuicide shooting herself in the head on live television]]. As a final "screw you" to everyone, she left all of her worldly possessions to her dog.dog.
*** A third example from ''SVU'': Serial rapist William Lewis escapes from prison, kills another cop, murders his nurse and kidnaps a young girl. When Benson confronts him, he takes her hostage again, but becomes turned off by his initial molestations, so he decides to force her into a game of Russian Roulette. He ends up fatally shooting himself as one last way of tormenting Olivia, figuring she値l be accused of his murder. However, at Benson's grand jury hearing, Lt. Declan Murphy reveals that he ordered Benson to admit perjury to lure Lewis out then delivers a stirring speech about Lewis' psychotic past. This affects the grand jury and they refuse to indict Benson, causing Lewis' actions to be in vain.
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