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->''"If you remain callous and obdurate, I\\
Shall perish as he did and you will know why\\
Though I probably shall not exclaim as I die\\
'Oh, willow, titwillow, titwillow'.''"
-->-- '''Ko-Ko''', ''Theatre/TheMikado''

"[[IfICantHaveYou If I can't have you]], [[DrivenToSuicide I'd rather die!]]"

Someone (occasionally a {{Yandere}}) [[NotGoodWithRejection can't deal with the fact that the person they love wants to leave them, has no interest in them, becomes attracted to someone else, or is already in love with somebody else.]] Instead of killing their [[MurderTheHypotenuse love rival]] or the [[IfICantHaveYou object of their affections]] so they won't ever belong to someone else, they decide/threaten to kill themselves. Might also be used to [[PleaseDontLeaveMe guilt the object of their affections into choosing/staying with them.]] Of course, sometimes they even [[TogetherInDeath attempt to take the object of their affections with them in death]] as well.

When played more sympathetically or for tragedy, the rejected's despair and pain alone can be considered the impetus for suicide. Rather than spending the rest of their days with the intense psychache of unrequited love (because UnrequitedLoveLastsForever), removing themselves from the equation seems to be the easier solution. In lighter or very sarcastic works this trope may overlap with SuicideAsComedy, even when people often say DudeNotFunny in regards to it. See also, NotGoodWithRejection.

Obviously, this is known to happen in RealLife.

!!'''As a DeathTrope, there will be marked AND unmarked spoilers ahead. Beware.'''
'''For anybody that either is feeling this way, or knows someone else who feels like this, click on [[UsefulNotes/{{Suicide}} this suicide prevention page]].''' No matter how bad things may feel, you or your acquaintance ''will'' be happy again.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'' Sayaka threatens to jump off a cliff when Tooru tells her outright that he only ever thought of her as a sister, saying that "If Tooru-kun doesn't choose me, I'd rather die!" He gets her to come to her senses by slapping her and saying "Don't say you want to die so easily! If you kill yourself we won't be able to see each other anymore!"
* PlayedForLaughs [[SuicideAsComedy in]] ''Manga/SlamDunk''. When the HotBlooded protagonist Sakuragi Hanamichi is yelled at by the girl he likes (she thought he'd beaten up the guy she liked), he tried to jump off the roof of the building while crying BerserkerTears. Of course, his friends kept him from jumping [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and it was never mentioned again.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** Happens at least twice. The first time, the guy not only killed himself... but he made it look as if the IdolSinger who rejected him actually murdered him.
** Subverted in a case where it ''seemed'' that a beautiful girl had drowned herself after her DrJerk ex-boyfriend got in an ArrangedMarriage, but she actually was murdered by said DrJerk [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse so she wouldn't get between him and such a convenient union]]. Additionally, the victim's best friend immediately realised what had happened and it was up to Conan and Kogoro to prove it at the other girl's request.
** Subverted very cruelly when [[spoiler: a half-Japanese/half-American woman hung herself, apparently because she got heartlessly dumped by her fiancè right before their wedding. The real reason was that [[TheWoobie the poor girl]] commited suicide ''after having learned that the guy had been fatally hit by a car''. (She even was one of the persons who identified his corpse.)]]
* Played straight and subverted in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
** [[spoiler:First we have Elsa, who shot her handler Lauro and then put a bullet through her eye (the cyborg girls's only weak point) because Lauro did not return her feelings ''and'' was incredibly neglectful of her anyway.]]
** Many chapters later, [[spoiler:Henrietta, who as of late had been ignored by Jose, frags him during a rampage against Dante's men brought about by Ski Mask Guy. Jose has her finish the job, but Henrietta puts one more through Jose... and Jose subverts the trope when he uses his last shot to shoot '''her''' [[EyeScream through the eye]], [[MurderSuicide killing her instantly]].]]
* Almost played straight ([[SuicideAsComedy and for lulz]]) by [[spoiler:Ai Ebihara]] in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''. [[spoiler: After she overhears that Kou doesn't care for her romantically and likes Chie better, Ai is so distraught that she runs off crying to the roof of the school and prepares to climb over the fence and jump over the edge. Luckily, TheProtagonist Narukami gives chase and manages to talk her out of it.]]
* Akari from ''Manga/GirlGotGame'' is a Type 2 {{Yandere}} for poor Kyo. She'd never try to hurt "him", no matter how much "he" refuses, but she is willing to threaten suicide for a date.
* In chapter 11 Rune of ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'' is perfectly willing to kill his best friend because he doesn't love him back and then commit suicide.
* ''Manga/SakuraGari'':
** [[spoiler: Yoshino]], who after being thrown out of the [[spoiler: Saiki]] household tries to stab his ex-lover [[spoiler: Souma]] in the streets, and then commits suicide.
** Not to forget Souma himself, who tries to kill himself after Masataka got fed up of his RomanticizedAbuse and told him "IWishedYouWereDead", and then [[BastardBoyfriend all the terrible crap that he had done to Masataka]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sinks in]]...
* [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies The main character]]]] of Creator/RiyokoIkeda's ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', who [[spoiler: shoots himself in the head when his third girlfriend [[SiblingTriangle leaves him for his older brother]].]]
* Played with in Manga/HaouAiren, since [[spoiler: Reilan sets a cruel ThanatosGambit in which she ends up being shot dead by the BastardBoyfriend that abandoned her to hook up with the female lead -- ''specifically'' to both spit on the boyfriend's face and [[BreakTheCutie traumatise her love rival]] into hating the dude forever.]]
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' provides a particularly depressing example with Griffith. After enduring a year of torture that left him permanently crippled, seeing all his dreams and ambitions go up in smoke, and finding out that [[DepravedBisexual both his love interests]] hooked up with each other, he tries to kill himself and fails.
* In ''Manga/NatsuENoTobira'', [[spoiler:Claude]] commits suicide after Marion rejects his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove while he tries to [[spoiler:rape Marion while being drugged.]] The next day, [[spoiler:his body is found floating on the river, with his wrists slit.]] Marion [[MyGreatestFailure heavily blames himself]] for this, [[spoiler: as he believes that Claude didn't know what to do with his feelings [[NotSoDifferent like Marion himself in regards to his love for Sara]].]]
* It's implied that this ''may'' have part of the motive behind Asuka's mother Kyoko's suicide in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', since her husband was already seeing Kyoko's own doctor behind her back [[TheNotSecret and everyone around them knew about it -- Asuka herself included.]]; and with Kyouko already being [[TheOphelia very mentally unstable]] after [[spoiler: having half her soul sucked out into Unit 02]], it's not implausible. It's also implied Asuka's distance with her father may at least be a result of her firmly believing that his actions played a role in her mother's death.
* Took place in ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', more exactly in the manga's BackStory. [[spoiler: Meroko once was a girl named Moe, who was in a LoveTriangle with a guy named Seijuurou and her best friend Fuzuki (Mitsuki's grandmother). When she learned that Seijuurou and Fuzuki loved each other, mistakenly believing that they would ditch her (they weren't) ''and'' later being almost raped by Fuzuki's angry arranged fiancè Kimiharu, [[BreakTheCutie Moe was so heartbroken]] that she killed herself.]]
* In the anime season II of ''Manga/BlackButler'' Alois attempts to throw himself off a clock tower. It's implied his decision to do this is because he thinks Claude prefers Ciel over him.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Tsukiyama is implied to have feelings for Kaneki. Kaneki's repeated refusal of him and Kaneki's apparent death sends Tsukiyama into a years-long depression that has left him an emaciated husk, prone to bouts of losing control over his kagune and at very serious risk of dying should things continue. He only comes out of his depression when [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Kaneki is revealed to still be alive]]. He eventually [[spoiler: gives up on Kaneki and chooses his family]].
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': When Ichigo refused to go with Quiche over her love interest Quiche says he has no choice but to kill her and die with her together before attempting to murder her love interest.
* ''LightNovel/BookGirl'': Miu. Well, the first time. She was so sad and angry with Konoha for not telling her about him writing the book (thus feeling that he was distancing himself away from her and being as Yandere as she is) that she decided to kill herself right in front of him, so that he'd regret and suffer his entire life.
* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': Inari [[SlippingAMickey puts drugs in Shu's drink]], makes it look like she and Shu spent the night together, and threatens to expose the pictures if he refuses her. Subverted, when she pretended to be upset by Shu's rejection and decided to "end it". It turns out to be a very cruel joke and she just shrugs it off. Shu doesn't respond well to this.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Komui is implied to be [[BrotherSisterIncest in love with his sister Lenalee]] and [[CrazyJealousGuy goes nuts if there's even a hint of a guy being interested in her]]. In fact, a way to wake him up is to say "Lenalee's getting married." In the novel, when Bak (who also has feelings for her) gives Komui a tea that makes one tell the truth he has a breakdown when Bak asks Komui "Isn't Lenalee free to love who she wants?" He takes this to mean that Lenalee is in love with someone and immediately pulls out a machine gun saying "Then I'll kill everyone and then die!"
* ''LightNovel/WelcomeToTheNHK'': Misaki somehow knows an awful lot about Satou, and she is very obsessed about making sure that he always attends her counseling every night. After he rejects her romantic advances, she attempts suicide.
* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'': Miyokichi still pursues Kiku even after he broke up with her. She, during the inn confrontation, wanted to kill herself and take Kiku with her because he would not love her.
* One of the popular IdolSinger's Harada's girlfriends in ''Anime/DeathParade'' killed herself after he left her. This caused her distraught sister to send him a ''bomb'', resulting in his death

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In an unusual instance of BlackComedy for an ''ComicBook/ArchieComics story'', Big Ethel, standing on a bridge with Jughead, threatens to climb onto the ledge and jump off if he won't be hers. "Well," she says, "aren't you going to do anything?" Jughead smiles and gets down on his hands and knees, as though to give her a boost.
* Narrowly averted in ''ComicBook/DeCapesEtDeCrocs'': Having learned that Sélené doesn't love him (having spent the entire series pining for him), Armand is ready to jump off a cliff. Fortunately, the team's PetRock comes up to warn him that his other friends are in danger.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Dredd once had a stalker who becomes obsessed with him after rescuing her from some criminals. She arranges a meeting to make a marrriage proposal, but Dredd is only MarriedToTheJob. After getting rejected she immediately tries to throw herself off a bridge.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A now infamous series of strips in the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse newspaper comic had Mickey attempting to commit suicide after being rejected by Minnie.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9380246/1/Amidst-the-Debris this]] ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' badfic, Henry spends almost all his time [[{{wangst}} pining]] [[{{Wimpification}} quietly]] [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden and beautifully]] for [[UnrequitedLove his best friend]] Ricken and, at the end, [[DeathOfThehypotenuse throws himself]] [[DeathByFallingOver off a cliff]] when Ricken marries their common friend Nowi and has a kid with her, more or less around the time the Chrom's Shepherds are disbanded.
* In ''FanFic/SonOfTheDesert'' Trisha makes Hohenheim hold her at knife-point, having finally snapped from the pressure caused by her many suitors after she nearly kills one of them on accident. She tells him that she won't let go out the knife unless he admits that he loves her. Otherwise he must kill her. Hohenheim tearfully admits his feelings.
* It's mentioned in the ''Sound Euphonium'' fic ''Fanfic/AmbitiousLove'' that the second time Reina left Kumiko, Kumiko became a wreck. She drowned herself in nothing but ice cream and sleeping pills for a week and barely did anything. She attempted suicide, but Natsumi found her before she bled out. As a result, Kumiko's big sister ''really'' dislikes Reina for hurting her sister so much in the past.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The originally planned ending of ''Film/FatalAttraction'' had the trope namer for [[StalkerWithACrush Bunny Boiler]] commit suicide at the end... before Test Audiences said no.
** Moreover, Alex almost gets away with framing Dan for her murder.
** Even earlier in the film, she slits her wrists when he prepares to leave after their weekend fling.
* This is prominent plot point in ''Film/TheRulesOfAttraction'' and is also subverted in it (when Sean Batemen repeatedly and ineffectually tries to kill himself after Lauren Hynde rejects him).
* This happens in the first five or so minutes of ''Film/WristcuttersALoveStory''.
* In ''Film/DonJuanDemarco'', rejection by the one woman who really mattered is what prompts the title character to attempt suicide, and so set the plot in motion.
* Used rather cleverly in ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot''. [[spoiler:The first half of the movie sets up that a girl named Angélique is the lover of a doctor and nearly commits suicide upon learning that he will not be leaving his wife to marry her]].
* ''Film/PlayMistyForMe'': Dave (Eastwood) is a womanizing DJ who constantly gets calls from a woman asking him to play the song "Misty". He eventually meets the woman, named Evelyn, and has a one-night-stand with her. Evelyn insists on making herself part of Dave's life and, at first, Dave likes the attention. However, his ex-girlfriend, Tobie, moves back to town and Dave decides to patch things up. After he attempts to tell Evelyn that he's not interested, she responds by attempting suicide.
* [[spoiler: Susanna]] from ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'' [[spoiler: kills herself after Tristan rejects her.]]
* It's revealed in ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' that Frank attempted to commit suicide because of his ex-boyfriend who had left him for an academic rival.
* In the 1987 thriller ''Film/NoWayOut'', Scott Pritchard, Defense Secretary David Brice's aide, helps him cover up his involvement in the death of his mistress. As the situation devolves, Pritchard becomes increasingly psychopathic until, at the end, it is revealed that he's been harboring an UnrequitedLove for Brice. He commits suicide upon being rejected.
* ''Film/{{Birdman}}'': In the ShowWithinAShow, Riggan plays a character that commits suicide because his wife doesn't love him anymore.
* Maida's unnamed lover (who she loves) in ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}'' killed himself because Maida married another man, not for love, but for his money.
* In ''Film/InThisOurLife'', Peter kills himself because Stanley admits to hating him after only a few weeks of marriage.
* The Music/JoyDivision biopic ''Control'' posits that Ian Curtis decided to hang himself after an argument with his wife Debbie.
* in ''Film/Gigi'', Gaston and Honoré exposé Leanne's affair with her skating instructor and humiliate her. The next scene is their celebration that Leanne has attempted suicide by poison, with Honoré declaring it his "first suicide". Subverted in that Leanne did not actually die, and it's implied that she never intended to and was just being dramatic.
* Downplayed in ‘’Film/SunsetBoulevard’’. When Joe ditches WhiteDwarfStarlet Norma to go to a New Year’s Eve party with his friends from the studio, she slits her wrists. He hurries back to her in alarm, and this results in her going full {{Yandere}} for him- he is the only person except for her faithful butler Max to have come back for her in any way, shape, or form.
* After being embarrassed by her teacher when she gives him a love letter, one of the students in ''Literature/UpTheDownStaircase'' jumps out of a school window. She survives.

* There's a Polish joke about a man who comes home early to find his wife in bed with her lover. He pulls out a gun and holds it to his own head. His wife starts laughing, and he responds, "What are you laughing about? You're next!"

* Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe's ''Literature/TheSorrowsOfYoungWerther'': a young {{wangst}}er kills himself because his lover Charlotte is married to his friend.
** In the Chilean novel ''Golondrina de Invierno'', a young would-be poet and {{Expy}} of Werther commits suicide when the female lead's cousin, whom he fancies, is engaged to marry a rich friend of hers.
* ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' and ''Literature/LastOfTheMohicans'' feature similar endings, i.e. the spurned lover sacrifices himself to save the one she chooses; effectively, they are spurned into suicide and take IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to its biggest extremes.
* ''Les amitiés particulières'' (Special Friendships). Fourteen-year-old George is forced to return his twelve-year-old boyfriend Alexandre's letters, a classic method of breaking up. Alexandre promptly takes poison.
* Borderline example in ''Literature/DaddyLongLegs'' After Judy rejects his marriage proposal, [[spoiler: Jervis Pendleton]] believes she doesn't love him (which she actually ''does'', but [[spoiler: she refuses him [[UptownGirl due to the social class difference]] ]], so he goes hunting in Canada, gets ''seriously'' sick and nearly dies as a result. He wasn't ''deliberately'' trying to kill himself, [[HeroicBSOD but he was so utterly depressed]] that he had a very difficult time recovering. [[spoiler: And he still isn't recovered when Judy visits him, learns that he's her dear DLL, and they reconcile.]]
* Dido in ''Literature/TheAeneid'' kills herself after Aeneas leaves her. She had sacrificed her honor for him and betrayed her late husband, as widows were not supposed to remarry or take a lover. Add this to the fact that her feelings were goddess-induced and rather obsessive, and that [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Aeneas was kind of a jerk]]...
* [[spoiler: Sybil Vane]] in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', who [[spoiler: takes a fatal dose of poison right after Dorian cruelly dumps her.]]
* The ending of Francoise Sagan's novel ''Bonjour tristesse'' (''Hello, sadness''). [[spoiler: The protagonist [[FilleFatale Cécile]] [[ShippingTorpedo interfers way too much]] in the relationship of her dad Raymond with a his girlfriend Anne, an old friend of Cécile's MissingMom, since she fears that her and her dad's [[TheHedonist carefree and hedonistic lifestyle]] won't last if he marries Anne. Hoping that Anne will break off her and Raymond's engagement and leave, [[ManipulativeBitch Cécile]] ultimately manipulates her father into visiting his old mistress Elsa, and Anne sees them kissing in a forest; she [[DespairEventhorizon completely cracks]], then drives her car into a cliff. Everyone believes it was just an accident, and Cécile is the only one who knows the truth.]]
* In Peter Moore's ''Caught In The Act'' Ethan tries to tell Lydia (who's {{Yandere}} for him) that he is not dating her. Apparently heartbroken by the news, she attempts to take hers and Ethan's lives.
* This is the ''modus operandi'' of the Deathtalker in the ''Literature/{{Portals}}'' series.
* Part of Shada D'ukal's plan to sneak up on the Solo residence in the StarWars novel ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Specter of the Past]]'' involves pretending to be this, in order to [[WoundedGazelleGambit distract the house guards]]. She climbs up to the roof and threatens to jump, leading to a strange moment where one of Leia's characteristically [[TheStoic stoic]] Noghri bodyguards is trying to talk her around, before she disables him and rappels down the side of the building. Good thing she's ultimately on their side...

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' episode "A Ditch in Time". Sam Malone gets involved with Amanda Boyer (Carol Kane), who becomes obsessed with and possessive of men she goes out with. When he tries to break up with her she implies that she'll commit suicide if he does.
* Parodied in the Chilean telenovela ''Sucupira'', where the local pharmacist Don Segundo constantly tries to commit suicide whenever he doubts about his FemmeFatale wife's fidelity. [[TheChewToy And since that happened very often, well...]] Among other methods, he tried to: I.e: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ldh7Iwfv5A hang himself]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_ZWkAP2bfw blow his brains out]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOWHSH2TOPg throw himself in front of a train]], etc.
** This was ''so'' PlayedForLaughs that the poor guy was featured trying to hang himself ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7awFUWlXARo in the OP sequence of the series]]''. (around 1:07)
* Sophia in ''Series/{{Skins}}''. Bonus points because this suicide is how we first become aware of her existence, and the reasons for her death and her importance to other characters lives are only discovered later.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Sam and Dean have to protect a girl from a spirit who kills people who have been involved in other's deaths. The girl's past includes a boyfriend who threatened her with this trope when she tried to break up with him. When she left anyway, he ''did'' go through with it and [[MyGreatestFailure she's felt guilty ever since.]]
* In ''Series/{{Oz}}'' after [[spoiler: Beecher rejects him for the final time Keller ultimately responds by committing suicide.]]
* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': When his wife left him, Walden tried to drown himself in the ocean. Apparently he didn't realize that the water would be really cold.
* Fran of ''Series/TheNanny'' gets her own stalker in the form of Jeffrey Needleman, an old classmate from middle and high school. He threatens to fling himself out a window if Fran doesn't start a relationship with him.
* In ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' George became very obsessed with Bree after she rejected him and ultimately killed himself by overdosing on sleeping pills.
* On ''Series/{{Soap}}'', Billy Tate is in a relationship with his teacher Leslie Walker. When he ultimately breaks it off, Leslie makes numerous PlayedForLaughs attempts at committing suicide in front of him, which generally fail spectacularly (often due to intentional or incidental interference by other members of the Tate or Campbell families). Billy eventually tries to convince her that it's not worth killing herself over. [[GoneHorriblyRight It works]], and she then decides to kill ''[[IfICantHaveYou him]]'' instead.
* In a {{Flashback}} episode of ''Series/MadAboutYou'' showing how Paul & Jamie first met and started dating:
-->'''Jamie:''' You do realize if this doesn't work out, I'll have to blow my brains out.\\
'''Paul:''' Well, just as long as there's no pressure.
* ''Series/{{Nashville}}'': Juliette goes through a serious depression which worsens when Avery breaks up with her and her manager rejects her. She responds by wandering to a building to jump off it but her manager saves her [[spoiler: and accidentally falls in her place]].

* "The Letters" by Music/KingCrimson.
* The song "I Can't Stand Losing You" by Music/ThePolice is a darkly humorous example. It's implied that he won't go through with it, though.
* The traditional folk song "The Butcher's Boy" (also known as "The Railroad Boy").
* The Armor For Sleep song "Car Underwater" is about the protagonist of the album sitting in a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin car which he drove into the water]] thinking about the pain of losing his beloved.
-->I didn't care that you left and abandoned me
-->What hurts more, is I would still die for you
* "I Can Make You Love Me" by British India.
-->You're gonna fall in love with my world of lies
-->You're gonna hate the way you left me behind
* Music/{{Eminem}}: From the album ''The Marshall Mathers LP'', Eminem gives us the song "Stan" about a yandere stalker's descent into madness when he thinks Slim (the star he's yandere for) is rejecting him by not sending him letters. He ends up killing himself and his girlfriend who's pregnant with their child. Turns out Slim gets them ''after'' Stan kills himself.
* ''Whiskey Lullaby'' by Music/BradPaisley.

* Cio Cio San, the protagonist of Puccini's opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', commits ''[[{{Seppuku}} jigai]]'' after being abandoned by Pinkerton in favor of an American wife and made to give up the child that she had by him.
* Kim in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', a Broadway adaptation of the above opera, does something similar, only she shoots herself rather than slash her throat.
* "Tit Willow" from ''Theatre/TheMikado'' is about a bird who commits suicide due to "blighted affection"; the song is Ko-Ko trying to persuade Katisha that he feels similarly infatuated with her. Earlier in the show, Nanki-Poo is threatening to hang himself or commit {{Seppuku}} if Ko-Ko marries Yum-Yum, which gives Ko-Ko an idea of fulfilling his duties as the Lord High Executioner by executing someone who has already made his mind up to die.
** Also happens in ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'' when Ralph Rackstraw decides to say GoodbyeCruelWorld after being turned down by Josephine. [[spoiler: Fortunately, this moves her to declare that she loves him after all.]]
* Henry Purcell's ''Dido and Aeneas'' ends with Dido committing suicide after Aeneas is tricked into leaving Carthage by a false "Mercury". The story is loosely based on Book IV of Creator/{{Virgil}}'s ''Literature/{{Aeneid}}''.
* The title character in Stanisław Moniuszko's ''{{Halka}}'' is jilted at the beginning of the opera, and kills herself over it at the very end; the plot is basically her spiral into despair.
* In ''Theatre/{{Follies}}'', when Young Ben walks out on Young Sally, she pleads with him not to leave her, saying she'll kill herself. It's implied that Sally attempted suicide at least once since then.
-->'''Ben''': She said she'd kill herself. I didn't think she meant it...
* ''Theatre/CactusFlower'' begins with Toni's neighbor, Igor Sullivan, smelling the gas in her apartment and breaking in to save her life, much to her annoyance. He thinks Toni was trying to kill herself because she [[OopsIForgotIWasMarried just found out about Julian having a wife and three children]], but her actual reason was that Julian canceled a date with her at the last minute on the one-year anniversary of their first meeting, when he told her that he was a married man. She also mailed Julian a suicide note, which reaches him before Igor does, causing further confusion.
* In the Kaufman and Hart play ''Theatre/MerrilyWeRollAlong'', Althea Royce tells her favorite playwright and future second husband Richard Niles that she's made her mind up to divorce her husband, a fast-fading former vaudeville headliner who helped launch her acting career. Shortly after, she receives the news that her husband has shot himself. She stands shocked for only a moment before falling passionately into Richard's arms.
* ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'' includes this in the too-sarcastic-by-half society drama "Exit Laughing," one of Ruth Sherwood's unoriginal and overdone exercises in genre fiction:
-->'''Trent''': Tracy--I'm leaving--I have found someone who needs me--appreciates me--\\
'''Tracy''': You cahn't!\\
'''Trent''' ''(Exiting with girl)'': You are not a woman, Tracy. You are a billboard.\\
'''Tracy''' ''(After him)'': No, no, Trent--I'll be different--I will--Don't go!\\
'''Baker''' ''(Reading)'': "Everyone agreed that Tracy was a hypochondriac. Otherwise, why did she always carry a bottle of iodine?"\\
''(Tracy, throughout speech, is rummaging through her purse, pulls out red bottle of iodine and downs the contents.)''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[spoiler: Azel and Alvis's father, Lord Viktor of Velthomer]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]''.
* If you manage to hook up with [[spoiler: Natsuki Kuga]] in the ''Anime/MaiHime'' DatingSim, [[spoiler: Shizuru Fujino]] will commit suicide out of spite and despair.
* Alexander can fake this in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI''.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In one of the [[BadEnd bad endings]] of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[TheOjou Kotonoha]] [[DespairEventHorizon falls into such a despair]] after being rejected by [[TheCasanova Makoto]] in favor of her love rival [[GirlNextDoor Sekai]], that she throws herself off the top of the building Makoto lives in and dies in front of both of them. [[spoiler: We later learn that the trauma drove them to break up a while later, [[TheMourningAfter and Makoto felt so guilty that he decided to never ever fall in love again]].]]
* In ''VisualNovel/CrescendoEienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro'', it's implied that [[spoiler: the ''other'' reason why SchoolNurse Kaori is reluctant to go the HotForTeacher way with Ryo is that she once rejected the affections of a student... and he swore by this trope.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has Therkla, although in her case it was more "made a conscious decision [[DeathIsCheap not to come back to life]]" than commit suicide. It also wasn't the only factor in her decision- [[spoiler:she had just been betrayed by her long-term mentor, and was likely to face prison time for her assistance in his crimes, HeelFaceTurn notwithstanding]].
** Note that it is possible to deliberately fail saving throws, such as a fortitude save against secondary poison damage.
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', Davan's old friend Scotty committed suicide after his relationship with Donna went sour. Some of their mutual acquaintances blamed Donna for it, but later strips reveal that Scotty had been suffering from clinical depression and generally felt so worthless that he believed the world was better off without him.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* During the 2014 Scottish independence vote, Website/TheOnion parodied this trope with an [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/david-cameron-to-scottish-people-ill-kill-myself-i,36941/ article]] of UsefulNotes/DavidCameron threatening suicide if Scotland left.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "WesternAnimation/BlueCatBlues", a very depressed Tom is sitting on a railroad track, waiting to be run over, after his girlfriend leaves him for another. The cartoon itself is a WholeEpisodeFlashback explaining [[HowWeGotHere how this took place]]. At the end, [[spoiler:Jerry joins him after his own girlfriend does the same.]]
* The Planet Express Ship from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. She tries to kill herself and the rest of the crew after Bender breaks up with her.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "Barely Legal", Meg threatens to kill herself after her date for the dance rejects her and also threatens to kill herself if Brian refuses to go to the dance with her.
** It also happens in "I Take Thee Quagmire". When Quagmire wants to annul the marriage, his wife suddenly holds a knife to her wrist in response and also threatens to cut him.
** Peter discovers his boss Angela attempting to commit suicide in her garage by inhaling the exhaust from her car. Quickly resuscitating her, Angela confesses that she has no hope in life, after not having been with another man for more than ten years. Deciding to help her out by getting her a date with another man, Peter disguises himself as a high society Englishman named "Reginald Knickerbocker." The two then have dinner together, before Angela brings her date back to the house and tries to seduce him, while still threatening to kill herself if he refuses.
* In the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short ''For Scent-imental Reasons'', Pepe Le Pew is chasing Penelope Pussycat again and, at one point, she locks herself in a glass cabinet. The scene is done in mime with him trying to lure her out sweetly and then demanding her to come out, and her refusing, followed by her indicating that it's because of his odor. Pepe finally gets the picture and then sadly aims a gun at his head before walking out of sight. A gunshot is heard and a horrified Penelope rushes outside only to land in Pepe's arms. "I missed, fortunately for you."