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[[caption-width-right:350:[[KarmaHoudini To ensure the bad guys don't get arrested.]]]]

A character kills one or more victims and then kills themselves at the end, either because they planned to from the beginning to avoid the inevitable consequences, because they've gone on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and they have [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty nothing left to live for]], or because they were DrivenToSuicide and decided that they were TakingYouWithMe.

This does not count if the murderer attempts to get away with their crimes and continue their life. It has to be part of the same crime, not a later attempt to avoid guilt or punishment.

This is often a SuperTrope to SuicideAttack, when a soldier or terrorist simultaneously kills both themselves and other people (usually with explosives). Also related to PaterFamilicide, where a parent kills their [[TilMurderDoUsPart partner]] and [[OffingTheOffspring children]], (possibly) before ending their own life. Not to be confused with the mutually-consensual SuicidePact. Related to SuicideByCop if they organize it so that someone else kills them. Sister tropes to SelfDisposingVillain and DrivenToSuicide.

This is TruthInTelevision, and it has happened ''way'' too many times. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement That's all we say]] [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease about the topic]]. [[noreallife]]

'''As a DeathTrope, many if not all spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/SteinsGate'', after revealing that he is FB, Tennouji shoots and kills Moeka, and then kills himself to protect his daughter.
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'': DiscussedTrope when Riza tells Roy that she is willing to keep her word and shoot him if there is no other option, but then she'll kill herself too as [[SubordinateExcuse she sees no point in living without him]].
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
** Elsa murdered her handler Lauro and then killed herself because she felt that he could never love her the way she did him, and he actually treated her like shit.
** Jose later does this to Henrietta as a part of a SuicidePact. Henrietta accidentally shot Jose and so they decided to die together. This was foreshadowed when Henrietta discussed Elsa's murder-suicide earlier in the manga.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** Attempted by Asuka's mother Kyouko, except the "Asuka" that was murdered was the rag doll that Kyouko thought to be Asuka. It's not clear whether Asuka's more angry that her mother committed suicide or that she didn't get to die along with her mother.
** Naoko Akagi also may have killed herself after murdering Rei Mark I, via throwing herself off a platform (or so Fuyutsuki remembers in flashback--he specifically mentions her suicide in the manga). Though it's also possible (in both the anime and the manga) that Gendo was the culprit.
* Attempted at the end of ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. Prince Forsynth stabs Pacifica and then himself.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** Mami [[BewareTheNiceOnes of all people]] attempts this in episode 10. In one of the alternate timelines, the poor girl completely snaps when she finds out that Magical Girls eventually become the witches they fight, which makes her believe that she and her friends should die before this happens. (And it's not helped by ''how'' she finds out: via Sayaka becoming a witch and having to be put down.) With her mind completely shattered, Mami succeeds in killing Kyouko via shooting off her Soul Gem and is ''this'' close to doing the same to Homura, but is then {{mercy kill}}ed by Madoka who shatters ''Mami's'' Soul Gem with her beam arrows before she can kill everyone and herself, and then collapses in tears due to the trauma.
** And then there's the PaterFamilicide carried out by Kyouko's preacher father as a result of him finding out that the increased number of followers at his church was not due to people actually believing him, but because of Kyouko's powers as a Puella Magi (born from her wish to get him more followers) making them listen. Kyouko was the only survivor, and [[BreakTheCutie man, did that little episode ever mess her up]].
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'': In the manga and ''[[Anime/SailorMoonCrystal Crystal]]'', the titular heroine attempted to do this on a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tuxedo Kamen, but fortunately, neither died. (He was protected by [[PocketProtector his watch]], she by the just-manifested MacGuffin.) In the first anime, however, Moon [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight managed to get to Tuxedo Kamen without killing him]].
* Minai from ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' did this in her backstory. She killed her boyfriend after being beat and abused by him and then committed suicide, only to come back to become a Shikabane Hime.
* Attempted by the emotionally broken Countess Francoise in ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', as punishment for her husband Germont's evil deeds.
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', there are at least two attempts of this:
** In the first one, Mariko snaps after Nanako tries to leave her home late at night and threatens with this. Luckily, Mariko's mother Hisako reacts fast enough to grab her daughter in a CooldownHug and let Nanako go.
** In the second, a Rei who's feverish ''and'' drugged attempts to follow her and Fukiko's old SuicidePact... with Nanako, whom she mistakes for Fukiko due to the fever. Nanako manages to make her react, and she stops herself only to collapse in tears.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Einosuke Okuda's suicide kills his already dying daughter Takiko by proxy, as by killing himself he somehow [[note]](probably because he had the ''Universe of the Four Gods'' book ''and'' Takiko's hair ribbons with him when he did so)[[/note]] manages to kill the whole Okuda bloodline -- and Takiko was the last one left.
* At the height of her horrifying BreakTheCutie process, Kagero from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' tries to do this to Gennosuke, the man she's always loved but cannot be with, via giving him a KissOfDeath right before falling victim to terrible internal injuries coming from ColdBloodedTorture. Subverted in that right in the moment when she's about to fatally kiss him, her love rival Oboro manages to use her AntiMagic powers and stops her from killing him. Though at least she has the small consolation of managing to die right next to Gennosuke.
* Avoided in ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun''. Late into the series we learn Punpun's mom wanted to commit this with him as a child. His father stopped her, however Punpun came it at the wrong moment and it looked like his dad was abusing her. This caused them to divorce. Punpun's dad was also charged by the police.

[[folder:Audio Play]]
* Iori from volume 2 of ''AudioPlay/YandereNoOnnaNoKo'', who is unable to cope with the protagonist attracting other girls' attention and her inability to maintain faith in her god, decides to kill the protagonist and herself so that they can be TogetherInDeath.
* Nahiro from volume 3 of ''AudioPlay/YandereHeaven'' threatens to do this to him and his sister if she apposes him or doesn't return his feelings.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'':
** In ''That Yellow Bastard'', John Hartigan commits suicide after killing Roark, Jr., realizing that he's the only link left leading to Nancy (the latest victim). By killing himself, he ensures that she is left alone.
** Officer Mort, a minor character in ''A Dame To Kill For'' is seduced into helping the FemmeFatale, and murders his partner when he tries to make Mort listen to reason. He then kills himself out of remorse.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} attempts this, tracking down {{Wolverine}} with the intent of killing him and then herself to permanently put an end to the Weapon X project, and because she's so broken by everything that's happened to her to this point that [[DrivenToSuicide she feels it's the only way out]]. Logan manages to defuse the situation by accepting responsibility for what was done to her since he willingly participated in Weapon X, but pleads with her not to throw her own life away because she wasn't allowed the same choice, making her an innocent victim rather than a guilty party.
* A minor incident in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' involves a man murdering his two young children and then killing himself due to increasing paranoia [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar about a brewing war with Russia]].
* Happens in a re-telling of the opera ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'' in comic book format. A Liu who [[TheOphelia has been driven insane]] after all the BreakTheCutie stabs Prince Calaf to death right before he gives Turandot a TrueLovesKiss, then cradles Calaf's lifeless body in her arms and tells Turandot this is her punishment for her cruelty, before stabbing herself as well.

* This is Richard's plan in ''Film/DeadMansShoes''.
* At the end of ''Film/TheStrangeLoveOfMarthaIvers'', Walter shots Martha and then kills himself.
* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': After Private Pyle kills [[DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Hartman]], he seems to realize that he'll be severely punished, perhaps even executed, for his crime, and [[AteHisGun shoots himself in the mouth]].
* ExaggeratedTrope for laughs: At the end of ''Penn and Teller Get Killed'', Teller accidentally kills Penn, then shoots himself. A guy who was just an actor, hired by Penn to play a trick on Teller to make it look like someone was trying to kill Penn, realizes that What With One Thing And Another there was no proof that it wasn't him, so he kills himself. Then his friend and a friend of his show up, whom he had invited to party with P&T after the planned [[TheReveal Reveal]] to Teller. They kill themselves because there was nothing to prove that ''they'' didn't do it. Then the cops come in, see the situation, and off themselves too. A long {{Zoom}} Out occurs, as more and more people come in, discover all the dead bodies, and shoot themselves. We hear these rather than see them. TheEnd.
* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'': William Murdoch shoots and kills a fictional third class Irish passenger, then commits suicide from guilt. A HistoricalVillainUpgrade, as the real William Murdoch was regarded as a hero and was last seen helping passengers.
* ''Film/RobinAndMarian'': This film reinterprets Robin Hood's death scene from the medieval ballads, in which he is left to die by a treacherous abbess as he is being medically bled, into this. Marian, in the role of the abbess, poisons him as he lies wounded following a duel with the Sheriff, then takes the poison herself.
* The pilot in the introductory story of ''Film/WildTales'' gathers all people who contributed to his failed career as a composer on an airplane which he then rams into the ground, killing himself, all the people on the plane.
* ''Film/TheSixthSense'': [[spoiler:In the opening of the film, Malcolm's former patient Vincent shoots him before committing suicide. It appears that Malcolm survived the incident until the ending reveals that he has been DeadAllAlong.]]
* ''Film/StellaMaris'':
** While learning about the outside world, Stella reads in a newspaper how a mother killed herself and her child rather than watch them starve to death.
** The protagonist, Unity, kills Louise and then herself at the end of the film. Everyone thinks it was in revenge for Louise beating her up three years ago, however John and Stella know better. Unity was trying to protect them from Louise.

* ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'': At the novel's climax, Cabal has been driven to utter villainy to get souls signed over to Satan (for most of the book his victims were going to hell anyway) and Horst's brother is disgusted by this, disgusted that he was a part of it. He reveals to Cabal that he had stolen a contract (planning to get it signed for Cabal if he was doing it the right way) but Horst considers his brother too far gone. They have a brief conversation and Horst realizes he can't make Johannes understand his position, and vice-versa. Horst doesn't actually kill Cabal himself, but knows that losing his wager with Satan means Cabal will die all the same-Horst considers it a kind of KarmicDeath, since Cabal was responsible for Horst becoming a vampire himself, a kind of death itself. This is ultimately subverted since while Horst does kill himself by walking into a sunlight field, Cabal is able to outsmart the Devil in the end but it still stands since Horst and Cabal were both believed he would die.
* Creator/AgathaChristie often uses this trope to deliver KarmicDeath to particularly nasty murderers:
** In ''Literature/TheABCMurders'', the murderer tries to commit suicide, but Poirot prevents it, because he doesn't believe that the murderer deserves an easy death.
** ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'': [[spoiler:Judge Wargrave]] commits suicide after arranging the deaths of everyone else, as he felt himself to be no better than his victims ''and'' he was fatally ill anyway.
** In ''Appointment with Death'', the perpetrator commits suicide to avoid exposure and prosecution.
** In ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' the perpetrator commits one final murder (of an accomplice) before turning the gun on themselves.
** In ''Elephants can remember'', Poirot eventually finds out that [[spoiler: General Ravenscroft kills Dolly (who [[FakeTwinGambit was impersonating his dead wife Molly]]... [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry whom]] [[CainAndAbel she murdered]]) and then himself.]]
** And in ''Literature/{{Curtain}}'', [[spoiler:Poirot himself kills Mr. X (i.e., Stephen Norton) in his only-ever VigilanteExecution to prevent him from committing any more murders-by-proxy; though Poirot doesn't shoot himself but sets the murder weapon (i.e., the gun) into Norton's hands, he does, however, choose an alternative way to die as atonement by keeping his heart medication out of reach so that he can have [[FaceDeathWithDignity a calm, dignified end via heart condition]] with hours to spare.]]
* In ''Manga/DeathNote: LightNovel/AnotherNote'', Beyond Birthday is his own final victim.
* ''Literature/BraveStory'', Mitsuru's father killed Mitsuru's mother and sister and then himself, which is Mitsuru's FreudianExcuse for being a complete dick. Another character also attempts murder-suicide, but fortunately doesn't succeed at either.
* This is how Deanna lost her family in ''Literature/TheGirlIn6E'': Her mother killed her other two children, her husband, and then herself.
** Later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Deanna was the one who killed her mother.]] It was assumed to be a suicide because Deanna was assumed to have been at her grandparents' house the whole time even by her grandparents]].
* In ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', George Wilson shoots himself over the death of his wife Myrtle, taking Gatsby with him.
* This comes up in a few Literature/LordPeterWimsey books:
** In ''Whose Body?'', Peter stops the exposed murderer from committing suicide, so he can stand trial.
** Conversely, in ''Murder Must Advertise'', he reluctantly encourages the murderer to take actions that are tantamount to suicide (going out alone at night when there's a gang of drug smugglers who want to kill him) to prevent his inevitable exposure from ruining the lives of his family.
* An accidental case in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. [[spoiler: Keifer got his wives to take him to a theater that his family had rigged to explode. He was supposed to get to a bathroom where he could weather the blast, but didn't show; the head of his family went in to fetch him and they both died, along with half the royal family.]]
* Jonathan Stonagal's and Joshua Todd-Cothran's death at the hands of Nicolae Carpathia in the Literature/LeftBehind series is made out to be this through Carpathia brainwashing those present to witness the event at a secret meeting at the United Nations, with Buck Williams being the only one present not affected by the brainwashing because of God's protection on him. Chaim Rosenzweig, who at the time was brainwashed into believing this was the case, would later come to learn the truth once he becomes a believer.
* In ''Literature/MyAntonia'', it happens to a nasty couple of money-lenders. Mr. Cutter kills his wife and then himself. He does it because he doesn't want her family to inherit their money.
* In ''LightNovel/EvilFoodEaterConchita'' from the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles, Carlos Marlon attempts this after becoming afraid of [[ImAHumanitarian what]] his beloved Banica had become. It didn't work out as planned. Namely, [[spoiler: he tried to poison both of them and she was at that point immune to all poison.]]
* Occurs in ''Literature/HouseOfSandAndFog'', although it is changed to a double suicide in the film version.
* Near the end of ''Literature/TheBadSeed'', Christine decides to do this with her EnfantTerrible eight year old daughter after finding out that she murdered two people, [[spoiler:one right in front of her]] at that. She shoots herself and overdoses her daughter on sleeping pills. [[spoiler:Christine]] ends up dying however [[spoiler:Rhoda]] survives. Subverted in the 1956 adaptation. UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode had a rule that antagonists could not get off scot-free. As a result, [[spoiler:Rhoda]] was KilledByTheAdaptation by [[DeusExMachina getting hit by lightning]] at the end while [[spoiler:Christine]] was SparedByTheAdaptation.
* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Éponine attempts to do this [[SuicideByCop By Cop]] when she sends Marius to the barricade, then follows him there. She intends for them to die together [[IfICantHaveYou rather than lose him to Cosette forever.]] Fortunately for Marius, she ultimately backtracks on the "murder" part by TakingTheBullet for him. Note that this only applies to the novel: in [[Theatre/LesMiserables the popular musical]], Marius's decision to go to the barricade is an independent one, Éponine is given substantial AdaptationalHeroism, and she only follows him there to "be with him."
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Helena Ravenclaw is killed by the Bloody Baron before he committed suicide.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/TwentyFour'', Julia Milliken does this in the season 3 finale, killing Sherry Palmer (whose earlier actions led to the death of her husband) and then turning the gun on herself.
* Generally played straight on ''Series/{{CSI}}'', though it was inverted in one episode where a stalker attempted suicide in his crush's house, resulting in three people dying.
* A number of killers in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' do this rather than be caught.
* In the Korean Historical Drama ''Emperor Wang Guhn'' when Gung Ye is deposed and on the run, he [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled has his highest General kill him]] by cutting off his head. The general has his second kill him, and then the second commits {{Seppuku}}.
* The horror anthology ''Series/TheHunger'' has this in its second-season premiere "Sanctuary" as the backstory of its host character, MadArtist Julian Priest: having lost his audience via his increasingly grisly work, even his agent no longer believed in him. Julian murdered the agent and proceeded to turn his own death into a grisly piece of performance art, figuring he would attain immortality as an artist this way...
* In ''Series/{{Breaking Bad}}'', Hector Salamanca did this when he and Walt colluded to find a way to kill Gus. Walt attached a car bomb to Hector's wheelchair and Hector detonated it when both Gus and Tyrus were in the same room as him, killing all of them.
* This happens in an episode of ''Series/InspectorRex'', namely [[spoiler:[[SpoilerTitle Moser's death]]]]. After [[spoiler:Kurt Hauff]] inflicts [[spoiler:Moser a fatal shot]], he shoots himself.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': In a season 6 episode Dexter solves one case of murder/suicide super quickly and the new detective is very impressed with his skills in blood spatter analysis.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Demons": Agent Mulder's weapon has been used in a crime and he doesn't remember what happened. He's suspected of murder and arrested, but it's found out that the couple's death was as a result of a murder-suicide.
* The ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Cigarette Burns". At the end Kirby kills his late girlfriend Annie's murderously unhinged father under the evil film's effects because they both keep bringing her back with their remaining love for her. Moments afterwards he eats his own gun after pleading at another vision of her that he's sorry for everything.
* "Lines of Fire", a season 7 episode of ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', dealing with a hostage negotiation with an unstable father holding his son and daughter hostage ended this way: the daughter escaped unharmed, but the father killed the son and himself. Mike Giardello, the cop in charge of the negotiations, ended up repeatedly kicking the man's dead body, screaming he didn't care that the man killed himself, but should of left his son alone.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Guillaume Tarrant, a weak inmate who got his stint after demolishing an important statue, quickly finds himself bullied by several other inmates. When he gains possession of a gun through Adebisi, he [[TheDogBitesBack kills his tormentors]] in front of everyone. He then turns the gun around on himself when the SORT team corners him.
* ''Series/TheFall'': At the end of series three, Spector strangles a fellow patient and then himself, the former act being to hide himself in the man's room where he wouldn't be found right away.
* ''Series/Supernatural'':
** The [[CreepyChild]] killed her parents, her parents who adopted her and her own family, and then herself.
** At the orphanage, Mrs. Gire killed three orphans before committing suicide.

* The concept album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory by Music/DreamTheater involves this concept. A man named Nicholas undergoes hypnotherapy to discover that he lived a previous life as a woman named Victoria, who was murdered by her former lover - he arranged it to look as though her current lover (his brother) shot her and then committed suicide himself.

* Arguably, Brutus and Cassius in ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', though the suicides happen well after the murder.
* In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Othello stabs himself after he realizes that his wife who he just killed wasn't actually cheating on him.
* ''Theatre/KingLear'': Goneril stabs herself off-stage after an MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment after poisoning her younger sister Regan out of jealousy and lust for Edmund during the final scene.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Remember11}}'', Utsumi does this in two {{Bad End}}s, killing Keiko and then herself (and Satoru in the second one).
* This is actually required for the ''good'' ending of ''VideoGame/{{Rule Of Rose}}''. When Stray Dog (Gregory Wilson) is made to murder the girls in the orphanage, he succeeds, and the following revelation that Wendy was masquerading as Joshua to manipulate him drives him to kill her, then kill himself. The other option is to simply kill him, which results in the [[DownerEnding other ending]].
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', this is a possible ending for Boone if you complete his companion quest by making him vengeful over the events of Bitter Springs, and complete the game as an NCR-allied character. It's stated that he loaded a pistol with only two bullets and travelled back to California in search of the NCR officer who ordered the attack on Bitter Springs.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 97'', [[spoiler: Yashiro kills Chris and Shermie and then himself in the New Face Team ending, to make the three into {{human sacrifice}}s for {{Orochi}}. As Shermie dies in Yashiro's arms, he lampshades the trope by promising her that [[TogetherInDeath he will join her and Chris soon]].]]
* You can *ahem* [[ColdBloodedTorture ''persuade'']] someone to do this for you in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' as a way of getting rid of your current [[TheRival rival]] whilst getting no blood on your own hands. [[NightmareFuel Honestly, just killing them both yourself is the kinder fate]]. The Promo Concept video implies that Yandere-chan herself can choose to do this should she fail to get rid of a rival, but so far it's just that, a concept.
* In the flash game ''The Classroom'', [[spoiler: this is the first part of the TwistEnding, with the "late" third student pulling a gun on the teacher and the second student, before turning it on himself, fortunately allowing you to escape. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Unfortunately, your character has]] [[DrivenToSuicide other ideas]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog afterwards.]]]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' has an example where it's played for laughs when the bug [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ exacts revenge on his web server]] by doing this.
* ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy'' has [[http://www.twogag.com/archives/2481 a report]] of this happening.
* The [[spoiler:protagonists mother]] attempted to do this in ''Webcomic/YuMeDream''. She succeeded but only in the "suicide" part.
* In [[http://inklingstudioshub.deviantart.com/gallery/59844196/Swageon-and-Glacigeon?set=59844196&offset=48 Swageon and Glacigeon]], [[spoiler: Sylveon]] kills a dragon and then kills herself by the next comic.
* ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell'' begins with Sock burying his parents after (accidentally) killing them. He then proceeds to stab himself in the chest. Afterwards, he wakes up in hell.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Spoofed in CollegeUniversity:
-->'''SantaClaus''': "Looks like it's time for a good old murder-suicide."
* The Bad Seeds in ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' do this to the parents of the children they've [[KillAndReplace replaced]], essentially single use assassination weapons in the forms of children.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'',[[spoiler: [[TheAtoner Tarrlok]] does this to himself and his brother Noatak, AKA [[BigBad Amon]], when the two are escaping Republic City in the boat after the latter's defeat, using one of the Equalists' shock gloves to ignite the boat's fuel supply. It had been revealed that both were the sons of a powerful bloodbending criminal who raised them as agents of his revenge after being {{depower}}ed and escaping the city, and Tarrlok had realized that the two of them would only continue their father's cycle of evil in spite of both having tried to change things. And yes, even though the series is DarkerAndEdgier than ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids it remains a kid's show,]] on which the murder suicide is not merely implied or given a DiscretionShot, but happens on-screen.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' did this in the episode in which the kids pretend to be detectives and actually join the real thing. Towards the end, they find out two cops were in with the mob. Then one of them killed his partner, fearing that he'd betray him. Then he figured the only one left who could possibly betray him is... himself, [[TooDumbToLive so he ties up the last loose end.]]
* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Ghost Bride". The titular phantom was a woman whose fiance left her at the altar and married her sister instead. She murdered her sister and brother-in-law, and when the police showed up and saw her, she jumped out the window and died.
* This happened at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'' ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' special where Dr. Frankenstein destroyed the monster's lab, taking both him and the monster with it.
* One flashback in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' shows us that William Murderface's parents died that way; his father killed his mother with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]], then killed himself. With the same weapon. [[{{Gorn}} By cutting off his own limbs]]. [[UpToEleven And face]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': In "Baby-Doll", the title character kidnaps the rest of the cast of her old show and gathers them around a cake with a DynamiteCandle, with no sign that she intends to get out of the blast range. Fortunately, one of the captives is a disguised Robin ready for his BigDamnHeroes moment.