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* Happens early on in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' when the professor tries to hang himself.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' an unnamed woman does this before almost suffering a PsychicAssistedSuicide.
* A humorous subversion happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where Nami takes off her sandals before ''pretending'' to jump off a cliff in Weatheria, to trick some old men into letting her stay for two years.
* When Asuka is found naked in a bathtub in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' after undergoing the TropeNamer for MindRape one of the indications that she's trying to kill herself (either by [[BathSuicide possibly slitting her wrists]] or simply starving herself) is the fact that her shoes are placed on top of her clothes which are folded neatly to the side of the tub.
* In the movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' it's strongly implied that Anthy is about to jump off the side of the Rose Garden when Utena goes to confront her, with one shot lingering on her bare feet on the edge. This mirrors a scene in the TV series when the same thing happens but with the addition of Anthy being in her nightgown and more explicitly about to jump off the roof of the dorm, and she actually does go over the edge before Utena catches her and pulls her back up.

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* Happens early on in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' when the professor tries to hang himself.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' an unnamed woman does this before almost suffering a PsychicAssistedSuicide.
* A humorous subversion happens in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where Nami takes off her sandals before ''pretending'' to jump off a cliff in Weatheria, to trick some old men into letting her stay for two years.
* When Asuka is found naked in a bathtub in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' after undergoing the TropeNamer for MindRape one of the indications that she's trying to kill herself (either by [[BathSuicide possibly slitting her wrists]] or simply starving herself) is the fact that her shoes are placed on top of her clothes which are folded neatly to the side of the tub.
* In the movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' it's strongly implied that Anthy is about to jump off the side of the Rose Garden when Utena goes to confront her, with one shot lingering on her bare feet on the edge. This mirrors a scene in the TV series when the same thing happens but with the addition of Anthy being in her nightgown and more explicitly about to jump off the roof of the dorm, and she actually does go over the edge before Utena catches her and pulls her back up.
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* In the first chapter of ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', a student's body is found hung behind the gym. The fact that her shoes are kicked off, helter-skelter, is taken at first as a sign that it she committed suicide - but Lili, her classmate, remembers that the girl was always very neat and tidy in life, and would doubtless have put her shoes down neatly. She then deduces that the real killer hung her body there, walked away backwards in her own shoes to leave no second trail, and then threw her shoes towards her body.
* At one point in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', a character notes that if she wanted to kill herself, she'd take her shoes off and jump off a bridge. Behind her, a woman is preparing to do exactly that. Thankfully, she realizes it and stops her.

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* In the first chapter of ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', a student's body When Asuka is found hung behind naked in a bathtub in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' after undergoing the gym. The TropeNamer for MindRape one of the indications that she's trying to kill herself (either by [[BathSuicide possibly slitting her wrists]] or simply starving herself) is the fact that her shoes are kicked off, helter-skelter, is taken at first as a sign that it she committed suicide - but Lili, placed on top of her classmate, remembers that clothes which are folded neatly to the girl was always very neat and tidy side of the tub.
* A humorous subversion happens
in life, and would doubtless have put ''Manga/OnePiece'', where Nami takes off her shoes down neatly. She then deduces that the real killer hung her body there, walked away backwards in her own shoes sandals before ''pretending'' to leave no second trail, and then threw her shoes towards her body.
* At one point in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', a character notes that if she wanted to kill herself, she'd take her shoes off and
jump off a bridge. Behind her, a woman is preparing cliff in Weatheria, to do exactly that. Thankfully, she realizes it and stops her.trick some old men into letting her stay for two years.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' an unnamed woman does this before almost suffering a PsychicAssistedSuicide.
* In the movie of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' it's strongly implied that Anthy is about to jump off the side of the Rose Garden when Utena goes to confront her, with one shot lingering on her bare feet on the edge. This mirrors a scene in the TV series when the same thing happens but with the addition of Anthy being in her nightgown and more explicitly about to jump off the roof of the dorm, and she actually does go over the edge before Utena catches her and pulls her back up.
* Happens early on in ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' when the professor tries to hang himself.



* At one point in ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', a character notes that if she wanted to kill herself, she'd take her shoes off and jump off a bridge. Behind her, a woman is preparing to do exactly that. Thankfully, she realizes it and stops her.
* In the first chapter of ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', a student's body is found hung behind the gym. The fact that her shoes are kicked off, helter-skelter, is taken at first as a sign that it she committed suicide - but Lili, her classmate, remembers that the girl was always very neat and tidy in life, and would doubtless have put her shoes down neatly. She then deduces that the real killer hung her body there, walked away backwards in her own shoes to leave no second trail, and then threw her shoes towards her body.



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* In the 2010 Argentinian production of the musical ''Spring Awakeing'', Moritz takes off his shoes and socks before shooting himself.

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* In gensoukoumuten's ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' {{doujin}} ''Tiny, Tiny Daiyousei'', the 2010 Argentinian production story kicks off when a woman on a riverbank during a storm notices Daiyousei struggling in the water and jumps in to rescue her. Sharp-eyed readers noticed that the woman's shoes were on the ground beside her at the start of the musical ''Spring Awakeing'', Moritz takes off his shoes and socks before shooting himself.story, the implications of which are confirmed later when Keine shows up to check on her former student, who had lost her own daughter three years prior in a similar storm.



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* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'': Jenny absentmindedly slips out of one of her shoes while standing by a bridge, asking if she'd fly if she jumped off. Forrest is a little worried to hear her say that. Later on she actually does try to commit suicide, but doesn't take her shoes off and ultimately grows too scared to jump off.



* In Lenny Abrahamson's ''Garage'', Josie takes off his baseball cap and shoes and neatly arranges them before committing suicide in a river.



* Subverted in ''Film/ForrestGump'': Jenny absentmindedly slips out of one of her shoes while standing by a bridge, asking if she'd fly if she jumped off. Forrest is a little worried to hear her say that. Later on she actually does try to commit suicide, but doesn't take her shoes off and ultimately grows too scared to jump off.
* In Lenny Abrahamson's ''Garage'', Josie takes off his baseball cap and shoes and neatly arranges them before committing suicide in a river.



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* In the [[StartsWithASuicide opening scene]] of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Beth Childs takes off her shoes and blazer before walking into the path of a moving train.

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* In the [[StartsWithASuicide opening scene]] of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Beth Childs takes off her shoes and blazer before walking into the path of a moving train.
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* In the [[StartsWithASuicide opening scene]] of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Beth Childs takes off her shoes and blazer before walking into the path of a moving train.



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* [[spoiler:Rika's mother (supposedly)]] does this in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. She drowned herself and left her shoes. [[spoiler:[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident She was actually murdered.]]]]

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* In the 2010 Argentinian production of the musical ''Spring Awakeing'', Moritz takes off his shoes and socks before shooting himself.
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* [[spoiler:Rika's mother (supposedly)]] does this In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', you can find an uninhabited island surrounded by footwear bobbing in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. She drowned herself the surf, implying that they pulled this.
* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' provides an interesting take on this. It's possible to kill other students by shoving them off of the school rooftop. In doing this, you'll automatically tear their shoes off as they fall
and left her shoes. [[spoiler:[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident She was actually murdered.]]]]place them by the railing to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident make it]] ''[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident look]]'' [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident like a suicide]]. You can even leave a note with a high enough Language skill. This provides an excellent means of disposing of a rival without getting caught. If the body is found, [[RealityEnsues the school will take notice]] and put up a chain-link fence around the rooftop; if you dispose of the body another way (such as making your rival 'land' in a dumpster and then cover the body with trash to hide it) but leave the shoes, the school officials will dismiss it as a mean-spirited prank.



* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'': [[spoiler:Ibuki]] is found hanged with her slippers on. This is a hint that [[spoiler:[[NeverSuicide she was actually murdered.]]]]
* [[spoiler:Moeka]] is found with her shoes off after she hangs herself this way in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''.
* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' provides an interesting take on this. It's possible to kill other students by shoving them off of the school rooftop. In doing this, you'll automatically tear their shoes off as they fall and place them by the railing to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident make it]] ''[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident look]]'' [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident like a suicide]]. You can even leave a note with a high enough Language skill. This provides an excellent means of disposing of a rival without getting caught. If the body is found, [[RealityEnsues the school will take notice]] and put up a chain-link fence around the rooftop; if you dispose of the body another way (such as making your rival 'land' in a dumpster and then cover the body with trash to hide it) but leave the shoes, the school officials will dismiss it as a mean-spirited prank.
* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', you can find an uninhabited island surrounded by footwear bobbing in the surf, implying that they pulled this.



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* Near the end of ''Webcomic/AndersLovesMaria'', [[spoiler:Tina]] is seen slipping out of her shoes before jumping in front of a truck.

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* Near the end of ''Webcomic/AndersLovesMaria'', [[spoiler:Tina]] In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:Rika's mother ''supposedly'' drowned herself and left her shoes. [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident She was actually murdered.]]]]
* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', [[spoiler:Moeka]]
is seen slipping out of found with her shoes before jumping in front of off after she hangs herself.
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'': [[spoiler:Ibuki]] is found hanged with her slippers on. This is
a truck.hint that [[spoiler:[[NeverSuicide she was actually murdered.]]]]



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* When Evelyn [=McHale=] jumped off the Empire State Building in 1947 and landed on a limousine, it seems [[http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evelyn-McHale-612x700.jpg she took her shoes off first.]] (Image is not super gory. She looks asleep, but she is dead.)
* It is not uncommon, at least in the West, for suicides to take off not only their shoes but all their clothes before the act. Opinion is divided: it might be a symbolic parting with the last things that bind them to this world before leaving, or an instinctive wish to leave the world in the same state in which they arrived, or a final act of intent that they are going to go through with it. It would be embarrassing to ''fail'' in the attempt and to be found with no clothes on, after all...

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* When Evelyn [=McHale=] jumped off Near the Empire State Building in 1947 and landed on a limousine, it seems [[http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evelyn-McHale-612x700.jpg she took end of ''Webcomic/AndersLovesMaria'', [[spoiler:Tina]] is seen slipping out of her shoes off first.]] (Image is not super gory. She looks asleep, but she is dead.)
* It is not uncommon, at least in the West, for suicides to take off not only their shoes but all their clothes
before the act. Opinion is divided: it might be a symbolic parting with the last things that bind them to this world before leaving, or an instinctive wish to leave the world jumping in the same state in which they arrived, or a final act front of intent that they are going to go through with it. It would be embarrassing to ''fail'' in the attempt and to be found with no clothes on, after all...a truck.


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* When Evelyn [=McHale=] jumped off the Empire State Building in 1947 and landed on a limousine, it seems [[http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evelyn-McHale-612x700.jpg she took her shoes off first.]] (Image is not super gory. She looks asleep, but she is dead.)
* It is not uncommon, at least in the West, for suicides to take off not only their shoes but all their clothes before the act. Opinion is divided: it might be a symbolic parting with the last things that bind them to this world before leaving, or an instinctive wish to leave the world in the same state in which they arrived, or a final act of intent that they are going to go through with it. It would be embarrassing to ''fail'' in the attempt and to be found with no clothes on, after all...
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* When Evelyn [=McHale=] jumped off the Empire State Building in 1947 and landed on a limosine, it seems [[http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evelyn-McHale-612x700.jpg she took her shoes off first.]] (Image is not super gory. She looks asleep, but she is dead.)

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* When Evelyn [=McHale=] jumped off the Empire State Building in 1947 and landed on a limosine, limousine, it seems [[http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Evelyn-McHale-612x700.jpg she took her shoes off first.]] (Image is not super gory. She looks asleep, but she is dead.)


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[[folder: Theater]]
*In the 2010 Argentinian production of the musical ''Spring Awakeing'', Moritz takes off his shoes and socks before shooting himself.
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* A woman does this early on after being DrivenToSuicide in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.

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* A In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' an unnamed woman does this early on after being DrivenToSuicide in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.before almost suffering a PsychicAssistedSuicide.

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* In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', you can find an uninhabited island surrounded by footwear bobbing in the surf, implying that they pulled this.


* In one episode of ''Series/MadMen'', Don Draper tries to sell his ad idea for a hotel in Hawaii. The proposal has a tag "The jumping off point" and the scene implies suicide (in several ways) there are left shoes on the beach and footprints in the sand. The clients voice their concern, but Don insists it might be just a personal association. Then the others start discussing a movie with a similar scene (later identified as ''Film/AStarIsBorn''). When Don asks later his creative director if that seriously makes him think of suicide, he answers eagerly while munching on a Danish pastry: "Of course! That's what's so great about it!"

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* In one episode of ''Series/MadMen'', Don Draper tries to sell his ad idea for a hotel in Hawaii. The proposal has a tag "The jumping off point" and the scene implies suicide (in several ways) there are left shoes on the beach and footprints in the sand. The clients voice their concern, but Don insists it might be just a personal association. Then the others start discussing a movie with a similar scene (later identified as ''Film/AStarIsBorn'').''Film/{{A Star Is Born|1954}}''). When Don asks later his creative director if that seriously makes him think of suicide, he answers eagerly while munching on a Danish pastry: "Of course! That's what's so great about it!"

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* It is not uncommon, at least in the West, for suicides to take off not only their shoes but all their clothes before the act. Opinion is divided: it might be a symbolic parting with the last things that bind them to this world before leaving, or an instinctive wish to leave the world in the same state in which they arrived, or a final act of intent that they are going to go through with it. It would be embarrassing to ''fail'' in the attempt and to be found with no clothes on, after all...


As a result of this TruthInTelevision, abandoned pairs of shoes in Japanese media have become symbolic of suicides. Despite this it seems to pop up in non-Japanese media a lot. This is due to a common psychological effect. Suicidal people tend to plam the act meticulously and leave all their valuables and belongings behind before taking their life.

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As a result of this TruthInTelevision, abandoned pairs of shoes in Japanese media have become symbolic of suicides. Despite this it seems to pop up in non-Japanese media a lot. This is due to a common psychological effect. Suicidal people tend to plam plan the act meticulously and leave all their valuables and belongings behind before taking their life.


As a result of this TruthInTelevision, abandoned pairs of shoes in Japanese media have become symbolic of suicides. Despite this it seems to pop up in non-Japanese media a lot. This is due to a common psychological effect. Suicides tend to be planned meticulously and leave all their valuables and belongings behind before taking their life.

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As a result of this TruthInTelevision, abandoned pairs of shoes in Japanese media have become symbolic of suicides. Despite this it seems to pop up in non-Japanese media a lot. This is due to a common psychological effect. Suicides Suicidal people tend to be planned plam the act meticulously and leave all their valuables and belongings behind before taking their life.

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* Implied in chapter 59 of ''Manga/SchoolLive''. The girls find shoes next to a neatly-folded lab coat. In the same classroom there's a blackboard with "NO FUTURE!" scribbled on it.


* The Music/Vocaloid song "My R" is about a suicidal girl who sees a different person (actually herself) whenever she takes her shoes off to commit suicide.

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* The Music/Vocaloid Music/{{Vocaloid}} song "My R" is about a suicidal girl who sees a different person (actually herself) whenever she takes her shoes off to commit suicide.


* The {{Vocaloid}} song "My R" is about a suicidal girl who sees a different person (actually herself) whenever she takes her shoes off to commit suicide.

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* The {{Vocaloid}} Music/Vocaloid song "My R" is about a suicidal girl who sees a different person (actually herself) whenever she takes her shoes off to commit suicide.

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* The {{Vocaloid}} song "My R" is about a suicidal girl who sees a different person (actually herself) whenever she takes her shoes off to commit suicide.


* In one episode of ''Series/MadMen'', Don Draper tries to sell his ad idea for a hotel in Hawaii. The proposal has a tag "The jumping off point" and the scene implies suicide (in several ways) there are left shoes on the beach and footprints in the sand. The clients voice their concern, but Don insists it might be just a personal association. Then the others start discussing a movie with a similar scene (later identified as ''Film/AStarIsBorn''). When Don asks later his cretive director if that seriously makes him think of suicide, he answers eagerly while munching on a Danish pastry: "Of course! That's what's so great about it!"

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* In one episode of ''Series/MadMen'', Don Draper tries to sell his ad idea for a hotel in Hawaii. The proposal has a tag "The jumping off point" and the scene implies suicide (in several ways) there are left shoes on the beach and footprints in the sand. The clients voice their concern, but Don insists it might be just a personal association. Then the others start discussing a movie with a similar scene (later identified as ''Film/AStarIsBorn''). When Don asks later his cretive creative director if that seriously makes him think of suicide, he answers eagerly while munching on a Danish pastry: "Of course! That's what's so great about it!"

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