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* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester the Cat]] cartoon "Life With Feathers" starred a lovebird who tries to get Sylvester to eat him due marital troubles, but Sylvester thinks the bird is poisoned (the bird never thinking to say ''why'' he wants to be eaten). The bird taunts Sylvester with a radio cooking show and pictures in a cookbook to the point where Sylvester, now skin and bones, finally caves in:

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* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester the Cat]] cartoon "Life With Feathers" starred a lovebird who tries to get Sylvester to eat him due marital troubles, but Sylvester he thinks the bird is poisoned (the bird never thinking to say ''why'' he wants to be eaten). The bird taunts Sylvester him with a radio cooking show and pictures in a cookbook to the point where Sylvester, now skin and bones, finally caves in:


* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester the Cat]] cartoon "Life With Feathers" starred alovebird who tries to get Sylvester to eat him due marital troubles, but Sylvester thinks the bird is poisoned (the bird never thinking to say ''why'' he wants to be eaten). The bird taunts Sylvester with a radio cooking show and pictures in a cookbook to the point where Sylvester, now skin and bones, finally caves in:

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* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester the Cat]] cartoon "Life With Feathers" starred alovebird a lovebird who tries to get Sylvester to eat him due marital troubles, but Sylvester thinks the bird is poisoned (the bird never thinking to say ''why'' he wants to be eaten). The bird taunts Sylvester with a radio cooking show and pictures in a cookbook to the point where Sylvester, now skin and bones, finally caves in:

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* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester the Cat]] cartoon "Life With Feathers" starred alovebird who tries to get Sylvester to eat him due marital troubles, but Sylvester thinks the bird is poisoned (the bird never thinking to say ''why'' he wants to be eaten). The bird taunts Sylvester with a radio cooking show and pictures in a cookbook to the point where Sylvester, now skin and bones, finally caves in:
-->'''Sylvester:''' All right. I'll do it. I'd rather die than starve to death!
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* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the [[Website/FourChan 4-cent Garbage]] building, two [[{{Troll}} "villains"]] who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It was actually pretty touching]].

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* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the [[Website/FourChan 4-cent Garbage]] building, two [[{{Troll}} "villains"]] who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It was actually pretty touching]].touching.


A situation where a character commits suicide rather than face capture, imminent death, [[MadeASlave enslavement]], [[ComeToGawk public humiliation]] followed by (possibly [[CruelAndUnusualDeath grisly]]) execution, or [[FateWorseThanDeath something even worse]]. If there is no way to avoid death, characters will often prefer to go on their own terms rather than let their enemy decide their fate. Sometimes it's just to deny the enemy the ''right'' to kill them.

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A situation where a character commits suicide rather than face capture, imminent death, [[MadeASlave enslavement]], [[ComeToGawk public humiliation]] followed by (possibly [[CruelAndUnusualDeath grisly]]) execution, or [[FateWorseThanDeath something even worse]]. If there is no way to avoid death, characters will often prefer to go on their own terms rather than let their enemy decide their fate. Sometimes it's just to deny the enemy the ''right'' to kill ''satisfaction'' of killing them.


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* In Seneca's version of ''The Trojan Women'', the child Astyanax jumps from the battlements of Troy before he can be thrown from them.

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* In the Music/SetItOff song '' Partners in Crime'', the female half of a Bonnie and Clyde style couple claims in the chorus "They'll never take us alive". After the couple is gunned down in a shoot-out with the police and are bleeding out on the ground, she practically boasts to the cops who shot them that "you never took us alive." In the music video, they're so badly outgunned (all they have is a single snub-nose revolver between the two of them, while all of the police have at least their service pistol) that it borders on the SuicideByCop variation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'': In a NeverSayDie version, Melody, the only one who knows the key to the Diamond Castle and who happens to be trapped in a mirror, shatters the mirror rather than let the castle fall into the [[VainSorceress villain's]] hands, in essence trapping herself in the mirror forever. She gets better.
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* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the 4-cent Garbage building, two villains who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It was actually pretty touching]].

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* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the [[Website/FourChan 4-cent Garbage Garbage]] building, two villains [[{{Troll}} "villains"]] who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It was actually pretty touching]].

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* In ''Theatre/{{Tamburlaine}}'': Agydas.


* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the 4-cent Garbage building, two villains who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[HeartwarmingMoment It was actually pretty touching]].

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* In issue 10 of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', AuthorAvatar Chris and his "band" the Hedgehog Boys (which are pretty much some of the various Sonichus around in his series) use a song to destroy the 4-cent Garbage building, two villains who are left behind, Clyde Cash and Jack Thaddeus, opt to leap down an elevator shaft holding hands (they were apparently lovers) than let Chris kill them. [[HeartwarmingMoment [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It was actually pretty touching]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': During his fight against Kore, Forgath is grievously wounded and about to be killed by the cursed paladin, [[spoiler:who at this point has lost his helmet and is revealed to be an HumanoidAbomination with the face of his previous victims imbedded in his own. By now convinced that his very soul is in danger]], Forgath choose instead to die by dropping from the very high bridge they were fighting on.
-->'''Forgath:''' I'm willing to die, but you can't have my soul.

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* One High Elf King in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' jumped overboard and drowned himself rather than be taken by Dark Elves when his ship was captured. Considering that Dark Elves make Chaos Warriors look benevolent this was probably justified.

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