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Playing With: Driven to Suicide
Basic Trope: A character ends his suffering by killing himself.
  • Straight: Bob kills himself since Alice no longer loves him.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Every character kills him or herself due to suffering, leaving no one alive by the end.
    • Alternatively: Bob kills himself after getting a ham sandwich, when what he really wanted was a hamburger.
    • Losing Alice turns Bob into an Omnicidal Maniac, and he kills everyone including himself.
  • Downplayed: Bob turns emo, and possibly disappears later, with no straightforward explanation provided.
  • Justified:
    • Bob kills himself since Alice no longer loves him and he has no one left to live for.
    • Bob suffers from depression; losing Alice was the last straw in his long battle with his psyche, and he sees no other way out.
    • Alice had an actual magic aura that caused Bob's pain to ease whenever they were together, and Bob found quickly that he was in love with Alice. Now that the pain is back, he can't stand both it and losing Alice.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Bob jumps off the cliff to kill himself, but he has a grappling hook attached to his waist.
    • Suicidal Gotcha
    • Bob feels suicidal because he's immortal and can't die.
    • Bob begins to kill himself because he believes Alice no longer loves him, but Alice comes in and reassures him otherwise.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The grappling hook breaks.
    • But, later on, he really does commit suicide.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob kills himself over a papercut that won't heal.
    • Bob kills himself WITH a papercut that won't heal.
    • Bob decides to kill himself over the tiniest, most outlandish theory that the world sucks and he should kill himself to relieve the suffering. Think of Itoshiki.
    • Bob pulls off a Funny Background Event by preparing and performing his suicide while Alice tries to tell Bob that there's still hope in the world.
  • Zig Zagged: A character ends his suffering by killing himself, but this brings him to Hell. So he resurrects to end his eternal torment.... just so he can take down all of existence with him.
  • Averted:
    • Bob is depressed, but does not consider killing himself.
    • Bob says "I Cannot Self-Terminate".
    • Alice mercy kills Bob instead.
    • No one is depressed enough to consider suicide.
  • Enforced: "We need to show Bob's anguish over Alice's rejection, but we DON'T want to have any Wangst...Oh! Let's just end it quickly and have Bob kill himself."
  • Lampshaded: Looks like this man... made himself taller. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
  • Invoked: Alice wants Bob's money, so she comes up with a plan to marry him and ruin his life in order to drive him to suicide.
  • Exploited: Bob kills himself...because his ghost is an extra-dimensional demon, and the only being that can legally kill Alice on purpose.
  • Defied:
    • Bob considers suicide, but decides to get over Alice and not use a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
    • "Everyone hates me. I'm gonna take care of myself and live to be 108, just to be spiteful. Think they can get ol' Bob to off himself eh? Well, I WON'T GIVE YOU F***ERS THE SATISFACTION!!!"
    • Someone close to Bob notices behaviour that hints that he's suicidal, and makes him get help. Bob learns An Aesop that even though life may seem hopeless at times, it gets better.
  • Discussed: "Maybe I only have one option left..."
  • Conversed: "Seriously, someone ought to found the Good Samaritans in that city or something".
  • Implied: Bob is depressed for several episodes, and then disappears and is never mentioned again. No one seems to notice his absence.
  • Deconstructed:
    • Characters debate at length whether Bob was too mentally ill to "choose" suicide or if suffering makes suicide noble.
    • Bob's suicide is the cause of anger and sadness for everyone in society; others label him as a coward for giving up on life whereas his loved ones consider him selfish for leaving them behind, causing them so much grief.
  • Reconstructed:
    • A character ends his suffering by killing himself after settling his affairs. The character makes his death seem like an accident so his loved ones would not feel guilty for his suffering (and/or to make sure the insurance policy on him gets paid out).
    • But it doesn't help that everyone is rather dismissive of Bob's claims of being depressed, and even his loved ones didn't bother to help him deal with his depression, so Bob made the right choice in escaping from these humans.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob is a villain, and everyone celebrates his death.
  • Played For Drama: Bob is totally depressed due to how people dismiss his claims of having problems, even by his own loved ones. As he chooses to take his life, this causes others to vehemently point out that Bob has really crossed the Moral Event Horizon.

There was a link here, but it was unfortunately Driven to Suicide.

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