'''Basic Trope''': Characters view suicide as a shameful and reprehensible act.
* '''Straight''': Bob is suffering major depression and kills himself. When Alice and the others hear about this, they react bitterly and claim that Bob has crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
* '''Exaggerated''': Anyone who kills themselves is labeled as worse than a murderer, and their corpses will be dumped over the sea.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice berates Bob for being a DeathSeeker.
* '''Justified''':
** Suicide is strictly illegal and Alice knows this.
** Alice believes that suicide is [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], implying that Bob will leave all of those who care about him behind with so much grief.
** Alice believes that suicide is the [[DirtyCoward easy way out of problems that people have to deal with]], no matter how hard they are.
** [[AntiNihilist Alice]] believes that even if Bob's life is terrible, [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers that doesn't give him the license to kill himself.]]
** Alice is a "religious" follower who believes that suicide is a sin that will lead one to {{Hell}}, and also believes that only {{God}} is allowed to take one's life away.
** Bob is convicted of a murder, and he only killed himself to [[KarmaHoudini get away from being sentenced to prison.]]
* '''Inverted''': Suicide is [[RedemptionEqualsDeath seen an]] [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath honorable act.]]
* '''Subverted''':
** It is found out that allegations of Bob being depressed and killing himself are false and that he made a HeroicSacrifice to save someone from being hit by a car.
** When Alice interrupts Bob's suicide attempt and asks him how he could do something "so selfish", Bob replies by listing all the ways in which he (unfairly) considers himself a burden on those around him. In other words, Bob believes it would be selfish of him not to kill himself.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But Alice wasn't really phased by the act and believed that Bob sacrificed himself on purpose.
** Alice is too stubborn to see the difference.
* '''Parodied''': Anyone who attempts to kill themselves is forced to clean up the toilets for eternity!
* '''Zigzagged''': Some characters demonize suicide while others encourage it.
* '''Averted''': Characters show no disgust for those who kill themselves.
* '''Enforced''': This is an AuthorTract and the author wants his work to shame suicide.
* '''Lampshaded''': "These people sure aren't very sympathetic towards suicidal people."
* '''Invoked''': Alice is thinking of a reason for why Bob shouldn't kill himself, so she decides to consider it an evil act.
* '''Exploited''':
** Bob's abusers use this trope in effect just so [[CruelMercy they can keep him alive to abuse him even further]].
** Knowing the social stigma of suicide, [[TheBully Greg]] [[SuicideDare coerces Bob to kill himself]] to anger his loved ones.
* '''Defied''':
** Bob plans to stage his suicide a murder in order to avoid receiving backlash from everyone.
** When Alice talks badly about Bob for committing suicide, Bob's grieving uncle Cyrus slaps her in the face, gives a long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to everybody at the wake (both for condemning Bob for his suicide and for having the gall to do so after ignoring Bob's severe depression). He ends by threatening to murder the next person who calls his nephew selfish, and nobody doubts that he means business.
* '''Discussed''': "So if you kill someone, it's bad, but if you kill yourself, that's even worse?"
* '''Conversed''': "Characters don't generally commit suicide because it's the right thing, so shaming them doesn't really work."
* '''Implied''': Alice looks at Bob's suicide note and expresses a very disappointed look on her face.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The conception that suicide is immoral never changes Bob's mind about suicide; in fact, it increases his depression [[FromBadToWorse even further]] in that he kills himself anyway. Bob's friends find Bob's [[GoodbyeCruelWorld suicide note]] which states how he has never gotten over his depression thanks to his ''[[WithFriendsLikeThese "sorry excuses of friends"]]'' and is ''"happy that he is no longer around a cruel world"''. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone The friends, especially Alice, are in deep shock and regret.]]
** Bob dresses down his friends for holding the anti-suicide belief, and [[WhatTheHellHero instead tells them]] [[{{Hypocrite}} that they are selfish]] for wanting him to stay around while he becomes progressively depressed, and more importantly, they don't have the right to use that argument against him because it's his life and not theirs.
** Bob's society is shown to be a CrapsackWorld where no one minds people ruining the lives of others or selfishly refusing to help those in need or even sympathize with them. Instead, they [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming blindly scapegoat those who truly suffered and paint them as the only bad people.]]
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Despite society still condemning suicide, and even if Alice and the gang are upset at Bob's decision, they still give him a proper burial, showing that they cared about him nonetheless.
** Bob's friends eventually honored his decision to end his life, Alice even volunteered to MakeItLookLikeAnAccident as a MercyKill so Bob won't go to hell for committing suicide.
** On his way to high cliffs to kill himself, Bob saved a little girl from getting hit by a car. After discovering how precious life is, Bob decides not to end his life, and [[WorthLivingFor finds a new purpose in his life]] by helping others with depression.
* '''Played For Laughs''': After Bob was sent to hell, he and the others who killed themselves were kicked out because hell is overflowing. [[BlackComedy Now all the people are resurrected]] and seen as the lowest of the low by the entire world [[WhoWantsToLiveForever while living forever.]]
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob plans on killing himself, but he doesn't die, [[BungledSuicide although he is badly injured in the process]]. To make matters worse, Bob is not only sentenced to life in prison, but is also shamed by society by being labeled as a despicable coward for trying to give up on life while his loved ones abandon him, making Bob feel physically and emotionally devastated.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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