->''"I have done all that can be done. There is nothing left. No quests to be undertaken. No villains to be slain. No challenges to face."''
-->-- '''The Ebony Warrior''', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

One of the reasons that {{immortality}} or [[TheAgeless agelessness]] sometimes [[WhoWantsToLiveForever sucks]] is boredom. Eventually you've [[SeenItAll seen everything]], done everything, eaten everything, [[AnythingThatMoves had sex]] with [[BoldlyComing every]][[ExtremeOmnisexual thing]] in [[ExoticEquipment every possible way]], and you haven't read, seen, heard or played anything for a thousand years that seemed truly new or original. So, it's time to end it all.

This is when a pseudo-immortal (can die in some particular way but doesn't die of old age) character decides to kill themselves simply because they're bored.

Can occasionally happen with a character with human lifespan, if they're very old or if their life has been '''very''' eventful.

See SeenItAllSuicide for when a disposable character is shown to do this as a gag to hammer home how weird some event they've just seen is. Contrast LivingIsMoreThanSurviving and WorthLivingFor.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Shiba from ''Manga/ZombieLoan'' kills himself just because he was bored with life, but wound up being the undead BigBad of a StoryArc.
* This is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Maiza's]] reasoning for approaching Firo and [[ICannotSelfTerminate asking the kid to kill him]] (more specifically, he's both SeenItAll and finally received closure over his dead younger brother) at the end of the first arc of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Firo's response is to nod, smile...and then give a number of entirely bullshit reasons for why he [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey can't do that, Dave]], before admitting that he really just doesn't want to lose his mentor.
* Done by Light Yagami in an AlternateEnding of the manga version of ''Manga/DeathNote''. He's now in his 50s or 60s and has been ruling as Kira for many years...and decides he's bored. So he asks Ryuk to write his name in the book. [[spoiler: In the afterlife, he gets killed many times over, for every name he wrote in the notebook. Light, being who he is, chooses not to take that sitting down, and goes to bargain with the Shinigami King. This may or may not tie into the popular fan theory that Light became a Shinigami after he died.]]

* Creator/DCComics: this was the origin story of the first Mr. Terrific, who was seriously considering suicide because he was just too damn good at everything to find anything interesting anymore. Then he discovered crime-fighting. Problem solved.
* After [[ComicBook/KravensLastHunt shooting and burying]] his nemesis Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, [[EgomaniacHunter Kraven]] had no further goals and committed suicide.
* One of the possible motivations for Morpheus's probable suicide in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
** But not Morpheus's long-time friend Hob Gadling. Despite being nearly a thousand years old, having held innumerable jobs and done and seen as much as a human can, and after losing countless friends and wives and lovers, and generally holding a cynical view of his fellow human beings, he's finally offered a chance to die by none other than Death herself. After thinking about it for a minute, he tells her, "I can't die yet. There's still too much to do."
* At the end of ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' [[spoiler:it's the far future, humanity has become quasi-immortal and the Earth is about to be swallowed by the Sun which has grown into a red giant. Lex Luthor's distant descendant Jor-El tried to come up with a plan to stop it but was ignored, theorizing that the trope is applying to the species as a whole. [[StableTimeLoop He then decides to send his son Kal-El to the past]] so that humanity doesn't become "[[WeHaveBecomeComplacent this cold complacent lot]]"...]]
* At the end of ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'', the last remaining superhero, [[spoiler: the Punisher himself]], decides to end it all for this reason.

* Inverted in an advertisement for high-end bathroom fixtures, when a bedridden grandmother reassures her gathered relatives that she's already experienced everything good in life, so is content to pass on. Then she glances out a window and notices the fancy new tub in a neighbor's bathroom, and uses her last breath to curse that she missed her chance to try it.

* Phil fails to do this in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Or, rather, he succeeds multiple times...CrowningMomentOfFunny too.
* In ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Captain Hook remarks, "There is no adventure here," and puts a flintlock to his head, but Smee stops him from killing himself. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Hook has no intention of actually killing himself, and has to order the dumbfounded Smee to stop him from doing so. It's implied that he does this a lot.]]

* The plot of Creator/CoryDoctorow's novel ''Literature/DownAndOutInTheMagicKingdom'' is driven by a character's desire to commit suicide after succeeding in his life's mission to convince every human being on earth to join the Bitchun Society, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever since they cured death a long time ago]]. Because he put it off too long for it to count as going out with a bang, he couldn't go through with it, and so the protagonist spends the rest of the book helping him try to top it. One of the kicking-off points is hearing that a friend of theirs did the closest thing possible and had themselves [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] indefinitely.
* Creator/LarryNiven wrote a short story set in the Draco Tavern called ''The Schumann Computer'' where the title AI does this. The builders/investors are then told that this eventually happens to ''every'' AI.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', Lazarus Long thinks he really has seen it all (in over two thousand years) and decides to die. He only agrees to continue living if ''someone'' can find ''something'' he hasn't yet experienced. His millions of descendants, who practically worship him, succeed twice over. [[spoiler: They manage to develop a pair of [[OppositeSexClone female clones]] of him, and a time machine.]]
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel okay the destruction of the Philosopher's Stone because they've had enough of life and are ready to move on. Of course, this choice is less remarkable than most because they've both been alive since the fourteenth century.
** He's also nearing his [[NumberOfTheBeast 666th]] birthday (depending on when the book Hermione was reading from was published).
* Paulo Coelho's ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Veronica Decides To Die]]''. The titular character decides that she's seen all that there is to be seen in life (at age 24), and that once she gets old, everything will only go downhill from there.
* Subverted in ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire''. Gladia describes to D.G. how the long-lived Spacers someday reach a point when life becomes boring, and they feel they have seen it all. However, when he asks her how common suicide is among Spacers, she answers "Zero. Suicide is impossible when surrounded by ThreeLawsCompliant robots."
* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** Referenced in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse''. The planet Ursa Minor Beta is so beautiful that when a travel guide announced, "When you are tired of Ursa Minor Beta you are tired of life", the suicide rate there quadrupled overnight.
** In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' and ''Literature/AndAnotherThing,'' we have Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged. In an accident that has never been successfully repeated, he made himself immortal. In the former volume, he is using his immortality along with time travel to insult every single being in the galaxy. To their faces. One at a time. In alphabetical order. In the latter, he's given up on that and spends the entire book trying to find a way to die. [[spoiler:He eventually finds a reason to live when he falls in love with Trillian, but he still goes through with it. Fortunately, the chosen method doesn't kill him immediately but restores his mortality so he can grow old with her.]]
* ''Literature/{{Strata}}'' by Creator/TerryPratchett has really good life-extension treatment that effectively leads to immortality. People still tend to die after three hundred years or so, though. Generally it's not ''technically'' suicide, it's just that they get bored enough that only increasingly risky stunts hold any interest for them, and eventually the risk doesn't pan out.
* In ''Grendel'', by Creator/LarryNiven, Larchmont Bellamy dies in an extremely risky stunt that he was doing to liven up a life made incredibly dull by its length allowing him to have done so much.
* Creator/HBeamPiper wrote a story titled "Last Enemy," about a culture that had accepted reincarnation as a scientifically proven fact. As a result, they'd developed a rather ''different'' attitude toward death -- it was, at worst, a (temporary) inconvenience; often enough, it was a social event. "Evidently when the Akor-Neb people get tired of their current reincarnation they invite in their friends, throw a big party, and then do themselves in in an atmosphere of general conviviality."
* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''[[http://www.thrivenotes.com/the-last-answer/ The Last Answer]]'' (not to be confused with the more widely known ''The Last Question'') deals with a superior entity which turns out to have created the universe and everything in it, but isn't in fact any sort of god as imagined by humankind. It has grown to know everything, with the exception of anything concerning its own origin and ending. Thus it collects countless intellects from the universe, and gives them just one thing to do: think. The intellects soon find out that they can do nothing else as they are disembodied, and even suicide is easily reversed by the entity; left with no alternatives, all the intellects eventually resolve to find a way to destroy the entity so they themselves can cease existing. The entity is satisfied, for that is exactly why it has created the intellects in the first place.
--> "For what could any Entity, conscious of eternal existence, want but an end?"
* Creator/VernorVinge's ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'' series, beginning with ''A Fire Upon The Deep'', includes a region beyond the rim of the galaxy, the Transcend, where technologies impossible everywhere else are commonplace. Civilizations that move from the Beyond (where Faster-than-Light travel is possible) to the Transcend routinely go through TheSingularity into incomprehensible digital forms (Powers) whose interaction with the Beyond rarely lasts more than ten years; it is unknown whether they die of boredom, burn out or wind down, or merely lose interest in the limited people of the Beyond and move further out. However, a Transcendent Power can in one month evolve more than humans in ten thousand years, so that comes out to something like a million years subjective time, if such a comparison has any meaning. Yes, they get very bored, judging by the actions of a Power called The Old One because it is more than ten years old at the time of the story, [[spoiler:playing with one of the characters as a meat puppet]] just before [[spoiler:it gets eaten alive by a hostile power known as The Blight.]]
* In ''The Lady of Shalott'' by Creator/AlfredLordTennyson, the eponymous Lady is kept in isolation by a magical curse which will kill her if she looks upon the world through any means other than her magic mirror. When she sees the image of her love interest, she is driven to go and find him, knowing that it will mean her death.
* In ''The Hydrogen Sonata'' Ngaroe QiRia is a deliberate if narrow aversion. He's the oldest biological citizen in the Culture and has seen pretty everything the galaxy has to offer in 10,000 years and still keeps living, albeit in a rather jaded, eccentric way. In the rest of the Culture, living forever is completely possible but considered rather tacky, so most hyper-elderly citizens tend to euthanize themselves when they've seen it all.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Shows up in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', where one member of the Q continuum, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever bored from reliving eternity from start to finish]], begs sanctuary on Voyager so as to be able to commit suicide. [[spoiler: Which he eventually manages, with the help of the Q who had originally argued against him.]] A quite literal case of committing suicide after having seen everything. Multiple times. From every possible point of view.
-->'''Q:''' "We've ''all'' been the scarecrow."
* In ''Series/TrueBlood'', Godric, a bored 2000-year-old vampire, [[SuicideBySunlight decides to stay in the sun]].
** "Bored" may be the wrong word. Godric has seen human death and suffering in all variations, and his attempts to end vampire-human conflict goes poorly. He may just be tired of the futile cycles vampires and humans go through.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when JD listens to an old patient saying she's lived a long life, he believes it's code for being ready to die. Dr. Cox soon sets him straight. Played straight in an earlier episode, where JD is forced to accept an old woman's desire to refuse the treatment and die, claiming to have lived a full life and seen it all. His attempt to show her that she hasn't only reveals that she has done all the things he comes up with for her.

* Music/FallOutBoy's song "Thriller" (no, not a cover of the Music/MichaelJackson song) contains the lines "The only thing I haven't done yet is die/and it's me and my plus-one at the afterlife."
* Music/{{REM}}'s song "Try Not To Breathe" appears to be written from the point of view of someone with this attitude.
* "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies" by Music/TheAssociation is all about this. The final line of the song changes the chorus' "all that's left/for me to do is cry" to "And all that will be left/for me to do is die"

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Happened in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''- in the First Age, some Celestial Exalted died because they were just bored and wanted to start over.
* Not quite suicide, but similar: in the Classic ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' game, characters who attain supreme Immortal status, but get bored with playing super-godlings, can forfeit their Immortality to be reborn as a mortal again. Characters who do this once, then work their way up to supreme Immortal status ''again'', AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and are permanently removed from play.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'', there's a character named Niobe. Ever hear the story from Myth/GreekMythology about how the gods created a cloud that looked like Hera to test Ixion's intentions? She was that cloud. She's lived for thousands of years, taken hundreds of husbands and borne thousands of children, and she can't die. Even if someone kills her, she comes back a few minutes later. Players can get on her good side by either rejuvenating her will to live or coming up with a way to end her life for good. (A major reason to do so: she ''always'' knows where the Golden Fleece is.)

* If successful at the button input at the end of [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Zasalamel's]] story in ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur 3'', he sits down and writes book after book (eventually enough to fill a city library), all based on his past lives. With the last book done and his quill dry, he just sits back and waits for his long-welcomed end.
* The reason the BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', [[spoiler:the [[BlackKnight Ebony Warrior]]]], seeks out the [[PlayerCharacter Dovahkiin]] [[DeathSeeker for a fight to the death]]. And given the power needed to attract his attention, let [[HealingFactor alone]] [[MagicKnight defeat]] [[MakeMeWannaShout him]], at this point this could be true for the Dovahkiin as well.
-->I have done all that can be done. There is nothing left. No quests to be undertaken. No villains to be slain. No challenges to face.

* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' Dracula considers dying for this reason. However, first he wants to do some research on what will happen to him next.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' did it with [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF055-Dinosaur_Meteors.jpg dinosaurs]].

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[http://www.exitmundi.nl/suicide.htm This site]] suggests the possibility that humanity could all one day evolve into a super intelligent [[AssimilationPlot singularity]], learn everything there is to learn, get bored and decide to end their own existence.
* After [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] poked [[AndThenWhat a MASSIVE hole]] in [[spoiler: Missingno's plan to absorb all of existence]], he followed that up by suggesting [[spoiler: that it kill itself]]. ''And it works.''
* From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', The Shield is a superhero whose sole power is utter and complete indestructibility. He literally cannot be hurt by anything. What he hasn't told his teammates is that he's actually over 20,000 years old, his immunity to harm includes being immune to ''time'', and that he started superheroics because he desperately hopes he'll eventually find someone who can nullify his indestructibility. His entire career as a superhero is a slow form of [[SuicideByCop Suicide by Supervillain]].

* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' combines this with AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence with [[spoiler:Iroh]], who didn't so much die as he did decide he'd done everything he had to do in the real world and retire to the Spirit World.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Many people in retirement homes end up follow this line of thinking. As a culture (in the United States at least), we feel that once you're in a home, it's over. Time to just wait for death. [[YourMindMakesItReal And this attitude causes quick degradation of physical and mental abilities and become a self fulfilling prophecy.]] A lot of Developmental Psych textbooks and experts say that retirement homes need to avert this trope with their residents.
* Deliberate suicide by self-starvation as a response to the belief that you have become as spiritually advanced as is possible in your current life is an accepted (albeit rare) practice in certain religions that believe in reincarnation, such as Jainism (where it's known as "Sallekhana"), Hinduism ("Paryopavesa"), and in the past in Japanese Buddhism ("Sokushinbutsu").