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Playing With: Spurned Into Suicide
Basic Trope: A character gets rejected, so they commit suicide.
  • Straight: Alice tells Bob she's not interested in him, and this tears him up inside - so he kills himself.
  • Exaggerated: Every one of Alice's failed suitors has killed himself.
  • Downplayed: After Alice tells Bob she's not interested, he self-harms, but doesn't aim for suicide.
  • Justified:
    • Bob isn't all there mentally.
    • Alice was extremely harsh with her rejection.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice has to muster up the courage to tell Bob she's not interested. He takes it well but it gives her such tremendous guilt that she decides to off herself.
    • Alice rejects Bob, and this inspires him to better his life and improve himself.
  • Subverted: Alice rejects Bob. He takes his pistol and goes into an empty room...where he's set up a makeshift shooting range, as that's what helps calm him down.
  • Double Subverted: He was firing in the range to make sure his gun works - he doesn't want any problems when he turns the gun on himself.
  • Parodied: Alice's rejection of Bob is longwinded and full of many of a Hope Spot, so he varies between suicidal and ecstatic.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob is sad at the rejection for a while, but gets over it.
  • Enforced: The writers want to both kill off Bob and resolve the Unresolved Sexual Tension between him and Alice.
  • Lampshaded: "Bob, you're not taking this too well, are you." "No, you could say hearing it would be the...death of me."
  • Invoked: Before Alice rejects Bob, her friend tells her to really lay it on thick so Bob doesn't get his hopes up.
  • Exploited:
    • Alice really does hate Bob and wants him dead, so she makes her rejection speech ultra-callous.
    • Bob uses the threat of suicide to browbeat Alice into dating him anyway.
  • Defied: As Bob is about to end it all, Alice bursts into the room and tells him that she doesn't hate him, and that he is important to her.
  • Discussed: "No matter how harsh Alice's rejection was, she's not worth killing yourself over, Bob."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Alice rejects Bob, and a few days later, she's at Bob's funeral.
  • Deconstructed:
    • After reading Bob's suicide note, his friends and family start to guilt Alice, who they hold responsible.
    • Alice holds herself responsible for Bob's suicide, and it haunts her for the rest of her days, turning her into a broken woman.
  • Reconstructed: After finishing mourning Bob, Alice takes a good long look at how she treats others, and ultimately becomes a better person.

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