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* One Walker commits suicide this way in ''Literature/TheLongWalk''.


Lastly, it's not always played for self-harm: It's also a frequent reflex for characters that are strangled or [[Franchise/StarWars force-choked]].

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strangled, [[PsychicStrangle especially telekinetically]].


* Tomura Shigaraki from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is the image source for this page, and has a habit of scratching his neck when irritated.

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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: advanced stages of the HatePlague infection manifest themselves in the infected]] clawing at their own skin, particularly the throat. This is shown repeatedly throughout the series:

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* Tomura Shigaraki from ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' is the image source for this page, and has a habit of scratching his neck when irritated.

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* In Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons the terminal madness the titular planetary defense system induces in intruders makes this the least you do to yourself.
* In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', [[spoiler:this is how Joffrey Baratheon meets his end]] when the character drinks poison that prevents them from breathing. In a desperate attempt to breathe, the character claws at their own neck. It just kills them faster.


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* In Mother Hitton's ''Littul Kittons'', the terminal madness the titular planetary defense system induces in intruders makes this the least you do to yourself.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', [[spoiler:this is how Joffrey Baratheon meets his end]] when the character drinks poison that prevents them from breathing. In a desperate attempt to breathe, the character claws at their own neck. It just kills them faster.

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* Adrien does this ''Fanfic/TheSevenMisfortunesOfLadyFortune'' upon learning that Marinette was Ladybug and it was her who had been shot a few months ago.





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* Tomura Shigaraki from ''Anime/{{MyHeroAcademia}}'' is the image source for this page, and has a habit of scratching his neck when irritated

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* Tomura Shigaraki from [[Anime/MyHeroAcademia]] ''Anime/{{MyHeroAcademia}}'' is the image source for this page, and has a habit of scratching his neck when irritated



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* Zelda does this in ''Fanfic/TheirBond'' when describing [[spoiler:her past sexual abuse by Ganondorf]] to Impa. Impa has to stop her from hurting herself [[spoiler:more than she already has by her InterruptedSuicide]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: advanced stages of the HatePlague infection manifest themselves in the infected]] clawing at their own skin, particularly the throat. Tomitake is repeatedly found having clawed his own throat out. In Onikakushihen, [[spoiler: Keiichi kills himself by clawing at his throat after killing Mion and Rena]]. In Tsumihoroboshi, Rena starts to scratch at her own throat [[spoiler: but Keiichi manages to stop her from killing herself.]] In the DS and [=PS3=] adaptation of Meakashi-hen, there is a "Bad Ending" ([[spoiler:though on net, fewer people actually die in it than the "Good" Ending]]) where [[spoiler:Keiichi correctly guesses that the "Mion" preparing to torture him is actually Shion]], and then she promptly claws her own throat out. And in Someutsushi-hen (a DS and [=PS3=]-only adaptation of the manga-only Onisarashi-hen), [[spoiler:Natsumi]] claws her throat out after Akira resists her [[spoiler:attempted double suicide with him]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: advanced stages of the HatePlague infection manifest themselves in the infected]] clawing at their own skin, particularly the throat. Tomitake is repeatedly found having clawed his own throat out. In Onikakushihen, [[spoiler: Keiichi kills himself by clawing at his throat after killing Mion and Rena]]. In Tsumihoroboshi, Rena starts to scratch at her own throat [[spoiler: but Keiichi manages to stop her from killing herself.]] In the DS and [=PS3=] adaptation of Meakashi-hen, there is a "Bad Ending" ([[spoiler:though on net, fewer people actually die in it than the "Good" Ending]]) where [[spoiler:Keiichi correctly guesses that the "Mion" preparing to torture him is actually Shion]], and then she promptly claws her own throat out. And in Someutsushi-hen (a DS and [=PS3=]-only adaptation of the manga-only Onisarashi-hen), [[spoiler:Natsumi]] claws her throat out after Akira resists her [[spoiler:attempted double suicide with him]].
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: advanced stages of the HatePlague infection manifest themselves in the infected]] clawing at their own skin, particularly the throat. This is shown repeatedly throughout the series:
** Tomitake is repeatedly found having clawed his own throat out.
** In ''Onikakushia-hen'', [[spoiler: Keiichi]] kills himself by clawing at his throat after killing [[spoiler:Mion and Rena]]. He was talking to Ooishi in a phone-booth when he started uncontrollably clawing at his neck.
** In ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'', Rena starts to scratch at her own throat [[spoiler: but Keiichi manages to stop her from killing herself.]] It's shown that she hallucinates bugs under her skin.
** In the DS and [=PS3=] adaptation of ''Meakashi-hen'', there is a "Bad Ending" ([[spoiler:though on net, fewer people actually die in it than the "Good" Ending]]) where [[spoiler:Keiichi correctly guesses that the "Mion" preparing to torture him is actually Shion]], and then she promptly claws her own throat out.
** In ''Someutsushi-hen'' (a DS and [=PS3=]-only adaptation of the manga-only ''Onisarashi-hen''), [[spoiler:Natsumi]] claws her throat out after Akira resists her [[spoiler:attempted double suicide with him]].

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