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  • In one of the secret endings of Arfenhouse 3, Licorice Guy, the arch-nemesis of Candyland, throws himself over the waterfall, overcome both by the shame of having killed his mother there and by the realization that he's in an Arfenhouse game. Joseph, tired of being the Only Sane Man in the party, then decides to follow his example.
  • Bio Inc/Bio Inc Redemption: In the Death campaign, a secret and easier way of killing the patient, rather than having them succumb to diseases, is to give them the workaholic risk factor, then inflict major depression upon them, followed by dementia. This combination, if not cured by the doctor, will cause the patient to die by their own hand, complete with an animation of them crying, putting a revolver to their temple, and pulling the trigger!
  • From the BioShock franchise:
    • Happens in both Bioshock 1 and Bioshock 2. Andrew Ryan mind controls the player into killing him, but a quick look at audio diaries, corpse placement, and a few other things will show that quite a few people in Rapture elected that way out. One of the easiest examples to find is in the apartments. Some girls, their parents, and a jar of poison while the TV shows "please stand by".
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    • In Bioshock Infinite, human enemies hit with the Possession vigor will kill themselves when it expires. It's not quite clear whether the mind control is instructing them to do so or whether they just can't live with themselves after being being controlled by the man they've been told is The Antichrist.
  • Blank Dream opens with Mishiro attempting suicide, transporting her to the purgatory-like Mirror Realm. In order to get closer to granting her wish, she needs to find all of the mirrors holding her reflection, relive the memories inside, and find some way of killing herself within them.
  • In Camp Sunshine, a survival horror slasher game, the supernatural killer's backstory eventually shows that his father, Jacob, was forced to kill him a couple of years ago when he went on his first murder spree. Jacob was so distraught at this that he killed himself soon afterward.
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  • A central element of the plot of The Cat Lady, which kicks off (no pun intended) with Susan, the main character, killing herself by overdosing on sleeping pills.
  • Clarence's Big Chance: Clarence in the Worst Ending. Subverted, however; he survives due to his Super Not-Drowning Skills.
  • In The Classroom Trilogy this happen multiple times.
    • On the fourth day of the first game, a student "can't take it any more" and throws themselves out of the window.
    • On the Last day of the first game, A student arrive and unexpectedly pulls a gun on the teacher and shoots him and an other student, before shooting themselves.
    • Once you complete the game, Alex snaps after escaping the shooting and walks out onto the street. Though the first car misses them for what looks to be a Happily Failed Suicide, the second car doesn't , he still survive though.
    • At the end of the second game Mr. Henderson throw himself out of the window like the student from the first game, Samuel note that it must be a déjà vu for Alex.
  • In The Council of Hanwell, at least one of the titular Council members kills herself probably to avoid being murdered by an anomaly. You find Taylor Walsh hanging from the ceiling in her office in the hospital.
  • A possibility for depressed or particularly ancient immortal characters in Crusader Kings is to commit suicide. This can actually be useful if the depressed character is utterly incompetent, but has an excellent heir waiting in the wings. The event text for doing so, however, is chilling enough that even veteran Crusader Kings players hesitate to use it.
  • Darkest Dungeon: The Heir commits suicide after the final boss fight, having been broken by the words of the Heart of Darkness and all the terrifying things they'd seen.
  • Dead Island has several examples, from a couple in one of the trailers to Jin essentially attempting Suicide by Cop.
  • Dead Rising 2:
    • Brandon Whittaker slits his throat with a shard of glass after getting bitten by a zombie he kept in a bathroom stall to "spread the goodwill".
    • Leon Bell lit himself on fire for quadruple points rather than get killed by Chuck.
    • Amber or Crystal Bailey, depending on which one you kill.
  • The Dead Space franchise:
    • In the original Dead Space, several members of the USG Ishimura crew who already haven't been turned into Necromorphs commit suicide; examples include the man who headbutts a bulkhead until his head is pulped, the woman in the medical bay who severs her throat with a surgical saw, and a woman in Doctor Challus Mercer's evil Unitology Room Full of Crazy who blasts her own head off. Challus Mercer himself, after a fashion; he's convinced exposing himself to an Infector will turn him into some kind of godlike being, so he intentionally does just that - and suffers the same fate as everyone else. Also Isaac's girlfriend Nicole killed herself via lethal injection before the game began; Isaac just doesn't realize it until the end.
    • Dead Space 2:
      • The Unitology cathedral contains groups of dead bodies with plastic bags over their heads and an empty chalice nearby. It's implied that they committed mass suicide so they could be reborn as Necromorphs.
      • This can also happen to Isaac himself near the end, if you let Nicole grab him. And, like every other death scene, it's... not pretty, to say the least. He puts himself out with the javelin gun. TO THE HEAD.
  • Demon's Souls:
    • Mistress Astria will kill herself if you manage to kill her loyal guard first, and considering the game this is actually the easier path. It can turn the whole thing into an Anti-Climax Boss depending on how you take out the guard, as you can wear enchantments and stand just out of his sight and make a cloud of poison to slowly kill him.
    • Ostrova, son of the king, will be driven to this no matter what, at least if you don't kill him first anyway. You have to face his vengeful/sorrowful spirit later.
  • The Game Over sequence in the old management game Detroit, which happens if you end your year in the red too many times, shows your CEO drinking a last glass of water and climbing out of a skyscraper window.
  • The Dragon Age franchise:
    • Dragon Age: Origins:
      • The "Paragon of Her Kind" quest has several possible suicides:
      • If the Warden sides with Caridin in the quest, he gives the Warden a crown before jumping to his death from a high ledge, into a river of lava, to atone for making golems from living dwarves.
      • Branka does the same as Caridin if the Warden sides with her and then convinces her to destroy the Anvil rather than continuing to make golems.
      • Hespith apparently commits suicide offscreen, understandably as she was in the process of being turned into a Broodmother.
      • Zathrian can be persuaded to end his life—which ends the curse on the werewolves, and frees the Lady of the Forest—in "Nature of the Beast". It's considered the best ending, being a third option between killing all the werewolves and killing all the elves.
    • Anders very clearly has a death wish by the end of Dragon Age II, and it is both creepy and heartbreaking.
  • Drakengard has two examples.
    • The first one is Leonard, who comes home to see his family dead and his home razed by the evil Empire. Feeling that he has failed to protect them, he gets very close to cutting his own throat, only being stopped by a malicious fairy.
    • The second is the protagonist's sister, who, due to Mind Rape and her brother being disgusted by her incestuous feelings for him, commits suicide to escape disgrace.
  • Duke Nukem 3D has a hanged monk in Deathrow as a reference to Rise of the Triad as well as a literal hung jury in Pigsty.
  • The Elder Scrolls franchise:
  • In Fallen London at one point Seekers will need to commit suicide to advance the Seeking Mr Eaten's Name storyline by jumping down a well made of jagged glass. If you fail it, you bleed out from being torn open by the fall and if you succeed you survive the fall and drown yourself. This isn't even the most horrifying thing that happens in that story.
  • The Fallout franchise:
    • You can talk the Big Bad Load-Bearing Boss of the first game into activating the Self-Destruct Mechanism of his Supervillain Lair, thus committing suicide, by bringing evidence that as Super Mutants are infertile, his plan to have them be the wasteland's dominant species will fail.
    • Fallout 3:
      • You can also talk the Big Bad Load-Bearing Boss of Fallout 3 into activating the Self-Destruct Mechanism of his Supervillain Lair, thus committing suicide.
      • Rivet City has Mister Lopez, a suicidal senior whose family was killed by Raiders, standing at the top of the Bridge Tower. You can either convince him to jump to his death (bad Karma), or talk him out of it (good Karma).
      • Rivet City also has Mei Wong, an escaped slave. She's terrified of a man named Sister who's a former slaver and thinks he's coming after her. You can either give her money to buy a gun for protection (good Karma), or tell Sister (who doesn't really care) she's a slave and let Mei know you told him, causing her to overreact and kill herself (bad Karma).
      • In the add-on "Operation Anchorage", if you have a high enough level in Speech you can prompt General Jingwei to commit suicide by falling on his own sword, after he decides he would rather die than be captured.
      • You can sometimes come across skeletal remains with bloodstains caked into the walls and guns lying next to them. Presumably when the nuclear holocaust happened, some people decided to die on their own terms.
    • Fallout: New Vegas:
      • If you tell Ranger Chief Hanlon that you know he's the one behind the bizarre intelligence reports to get the Rangers out of what he considers a Hopeless War, he'll excuse himself, announce his misdeeds to Camp Golf over the PA system, and shoot himself in the head.
      • Captain Curtis, a Legion mole in Camp McCarran, also kills himself after you report him to Colonel Hsu, providing you didn't kill him yourself.
      • In the Dead Money DLC, when the security came on-line at the Sierra Madre Casino, some of the guests killed themselves to avoid dying of starvation or being killed by security. This was the ultimate fate of Vera Keyes, the singer for whom the casino was built.
      • If General Oliver was talked down in the House ending, Mr. House will state that Oliver has a roughly 40% chance of committing suicide since he'll be publicly disgraced and held responsible for losing the war once he returns to NCR territory, with his hopes of pursuing a political career dashed to the ground. The same probably applies in the Independent Vegas ending.
      • If you turn Arcade Gannon into a slave for Caesar's Legion, and win the game for the Legion, the ending narration says that after years of unwilling servitude, he saw an opportunity to off himself when nobody was looking and took it, disemboweling himself with a surgical scalpel. Since he was the Legion's only doctor (which is why they wanted him as a slave in the first place), they weren't able to save him.
      • Near the end of Dead Money, Dog decides to kill himself to stop his Split Personality from constantly nagging him. Unfortunately, his method involves blowing himself up and taking the whole Sierra Madre Casino with him. You must stealthily turn off the three gas valves in the area and then talk to him, at which point you can either convince him to kill himself by snapping his own neck instead, cause either personality to do a Split-Personality Takeover, or cause a Split-Personality Merge. If you don't have the Speech skill for any of that, you will have to fight him and kill him yourself.
      • If you convince Boone to become vengeful over the events at Bitter Springs and win the game for the NCR, the ending narration says that Boone went back to California to track down the officer who ordered the Bitter Springs attack, and brought along a pistol loaded with only two bullets. If you make him vengeful but win the game for the Legion, the ending says that Boone committed Suicide by Cop, recklessly slaughtering as many Legionaries as he could until he was inevitably captured and crucified.
    • Fallout 4 has Liam Binet, a Reverse Mole for the Railroad working for the Institute. If the player sides with the Railroad and destroys the Institute, he kills himself out of the grief of his family having been murdered and leaves behind a "The Reason You Suck" Speech directed at the player in the form of a suicide note.
  • Happens a few times in the Fatal Frame series:
    • Lord Himuro kills himself after slaughtering everyone else in the mansion when the Calamity happened.
    • Yae Munakata hung herself after her daughter went missing. Years later, her granddaughter Miyuki does the same when she's no longer able to cope with seeing spirits.
    • It's unclear if Sae Kurosawa hung herself or if the priests hung her, but Sae knew she was going to die and accepted it, certainly putting it close to suicide. To make matters worse, she's Yae's twin sister. They died the exact same way.
    • Itsuki Tachibana hangs himself after an attempt at helping Yae and Sae escape, not wanting to see them suffer the way he did after he killed his twin brother.
    • The fifth game, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, has suicide as a prominent theme, seeing as how the cursed setting this time is a suicide hotspot, and how the ritual of the past involved shrine maidens witnessing suicides.
  • The Final Fantasy franchise:
    • Twice possible in Final Fantasy VI:
      • If you fail to save Cid after The End of the World as We Know It, Celes, having lost everything, decides to climb a cliff to leap off onto the rocks below (which, according to Cid, all other survivors in the island had done when they succumbed to despair). She survives on a miracle, sees Locke's bandanna wrapped around a pigeon's wing, and regains her will to live.
      • Shadow does this in his segment of the game's ending if you have him in your party. To sum up his motivations, he'd let a friend die a very painful death instead of finishing him himself and has carried the guilt for years with him. With the world saved, he stays in the collapsing final dungeon to die and join his friend in death. Complete with him telling his dog to go on without him. Tear Jerker, ahoy.
    • In Final Fantasy VII, when Barret confronts his old friend Dyne, they duke it out. After defeat brings him back to his senses, Dyne realizes the horrible things he's done and tells Barret to keep taking care of Marlene, who was his child by birth, saying his hands are too stained to carry her anymore. Then he drags himself to a cliff and throws himself off it. The game conveniently forgets that he actually survived that same drop years before.
    • Final Fantasy XIII has Sazh almost doing this after his 6-year old son gets turned into crystal, and upon learning that his partner Vanilie was involved with his son's fate.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • In Genealogy of the Holy War, Arvis and Azelle's father Lord Victor of Velthomer committed suicide when Arvis was a pre-teen and Azelle was a little boy. Arvis started raising his half-brother from then on.
    • Several examples in The Blazing Blade.
      • The ultimate fate of Priscilla and Raven's parents, Lord and Lady Cornwell. For worse, Raven believes they were murdered, thus fueling his desire for Revenge.
      • Also, it's hinted that Ninian and Nils seriously considered killing themselves at some point, driven into despair after being summoned, captured and hunted down by the Black Fang. Thankfully, they don't go through it.
      • In the English version of the same game, the ending for Karla and Barte mentions that Karla dies of an illness. Afterwards her husband Barte gives their child to a relative and kills himself. However, the Japanese ending implies no such thing, and Bartre killing himself directly contradicts The Binding Blade, where he appears alive and well.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening:
      • Someone killing themselves is actually a plot point in this game. The dead person is Chrom's sister Emmeryn, who throws herself off a cliff to avert a war between Plegia and Ylisse that would tear the world apart. This selfless Heroic Suicide raises the Ylissean cause and causes almost everyone to desert Gangrel, the King of Plegia. Subverted later: Emmeryn is found to have survived (though at the cost of suffering Trauma-Induced Amnesia) and can be recruited as a playable character.
      • In a more traditional manner, Henry commits suicide in his ending if he's unmarried. Then again, it's Henry we're talking about, so no one (even in-universe) is surprised.
    • There are a couple of instances in Fire Emblem Fates.
      • In the Birthright route, after the player defeats Flora, Felicia's sister, she sets herself on fire due to her sadness and guilt of double-crossing the Avatar. Later on, after accidentally killing Elise, Xander falls into despair and commits Suicide by Avatar.
      • From the Conquest route:
      • Takumi is manipulated into jumping off the Great Wall of Suzanoh by the Big Bad. This then has further consequences as the Greater-Scope Villain fully possesses Takumi's corpse and uses it as the Final Boss.
      • At the end of Chapter 25, Ryoma commits Seppuku to prevent the Avatar from killing him. Unlike Flora, this counts as a Heroic Suicide, as he wants to prevent Garon from executing the Avatar for not carrying out his order to execute Ryoma.
      • In the Revelation route, Gunter attempts this after the Greater-Scope Villain possesses him and forces him to attack the party, but the Avatar saves him and convinces him to atone with his life instead of his death.
  • The whole goal of Five Minutes To Kill Yourself is to commit suicide using the various items and events provided.
  • Tai Kaliso in Gears of War 2, after being rescued from Locust torture, is given a shotgun for the purpose of defending himself from the incoming Locust reinforcements. Without a word, he puts it to his chin instead and blows his brains out. One of the comics focuses on Tai's time in captivity, where Tai's narration states that he was tortured so badly that his soul felt the need to escape his body. And since his religion considers a body with no soul to be just a useless empty husk, well...
  • In Gleaner Heights you can drive the mayor to suicide if you expose his relationship with a deceased underage girl.
  • God of War starts with Kratos throwing himself off a cliff, with the game being a How We Got Here. The Gods decide that You Kill It, You Bought It and therefore promote him as the new God of War. This turns out badly for them when they renege on this decision.
  • Grand Theft Auto:
  • Cliff from Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is implied to be suicidal. This was toned down in future games.
  • When you scare someone too much in Haunt The House, they will run to the nearest window and jump out.
  • Heavy Rain:
    • Ethan Mars kills himself in three of his possible endings. They all require him to survive the main storyline but fail to rescue his son, Shaun.
    • Jayden will kill himself via drug overdose if he survives the storyline but Shaun dies.
  • In Illusion of Gaia, Will is forced into a game of Russian Roulette using a poisoned drink. Will's psychic powers allow him him to dodge the poison, but the other player, Straw Hat, drinks the poisoned shot anyway, out of sheer wounded pride. After this, you read a letter from him telling you he had a terminal disease and was playing the Russian Glass Game so that his pregnant wife would be financially secure after his death. He had nothing to lose by drinking the poison.
  • The concept of freeware puzzler Karoshi is that the player character has been driven to suicide, and the goal is to kill him to advance to the next level.
  • In Kindergarten, Cindy's mission involves dropping a bucket of blood on her regular bullying victim Lily. Go through with this and Lily will decide she can't take Cindy's constant harassment anymore and jump into the Nugget Cave, an incredibly deep pit in the sandbox.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
  • HK-47 jokes about this in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, however he cannot self-terminate.
    HK-47: Statement: Oh, yes. My master had quite the collection of tortured individuals that seemed unable to confront their basic personality conflicts. Let me cite some specific examples. Mockery: [mimicking Carth's voice] "Oh, master, I do not trust you! I cannot trust you or anyone ever again!" Mockery: [mimicking Bastila's voice] "Oh, master, I love you but I hate all you stand for, but I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!" Conclusion: Such pheromone-driven responses never cease to decrease the charge in my capacitors and make me wish I could put a blaster pistol to my behavior core and pull the trigger.
  • Kind of a fact of life in The Last of Us. Many people in the zombie-infected wasteland you encounter choose to kill themselves rather than succumb to the infection. Part of a consequence of living in a Crapsack World. Just a few of these:
    • At the very beginning you run into a man who is trapped and has a broken mask, exposing him to spores. He begs you to kill him so he doesn't turn. Whether you grant his request is up to you.
    • Your partner, Tess, gets infected early on and chooses to die in a blaze of glory, rather than succumb to infection.
    • You come across Bill's partner, Frank, who killed himself after getting bitten.
    • Henry kills himself after crossing the Despair Event Horizon once he is forced to kill his infected brother.
    • Through letters you find in a sewer, you learn the story of a failed colony that got overrun by infected. One of the colonists chose to kill himself and his kids to spare them from a fate worse than death. You find the message "they didn't suffer" carved into the floor near the bodies.
  • Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Larry commits suicide with a gun once the sun rises. Weirdly enough, the sun is smiling as he does it.
  • The Lemme Fatale enemy in Lemmings Chronicles is an Enthralling Siren who drives Lemmings who get near her to suicide.
  • Kate Marsh from Life Is Strange will try and kill herself in Episode 2. How that turns out is determined by the player's choices.
  • In the pirated game The Lion King 5 Simba, Timon and Pumbaa will do this on the game over screen. Timon's and Pumbaa's are at least kinda comical, but Simba just plain hangs himself. And they sold this to kids?
  • Semolina from Magical Starsign allows herself to be eaten by a heterotrophous plant. It's partly Heroic Sacrifice, but mostly this. If Semolina didn't, Sorbet WOULD have. Yeah...
  • In the Mai-HiME video game, if the main player gets Natsuki Kuga as a love interest, Natsuki's best friend Shizuru Fujino will go mad and kill herself.
  • Erica in the backstory for Malicious. Weak and frail, the girl was in the middle of a grand-scale war started by her own father King Eldrake, a tyrant who corrupted his own kingdom and had his wife, Queen Ashlelei, imprisoned. When Erica and her brother freed their mother to start a revolution, Eldrake started an alliance with barbarians. In the battlefield, Erica could not fight, so she chose to hurt her father by killing herself in front of him. This was to no avail, as King Eldrake felt not remorse at the sight of his daughter taking her own life before him.
  • Mass Effect:
    • The original Mass Effect:
      • Fai Dan shoots himself to escape the Thorian's mind control.
      • Saren can be talked to this during his Villainous BSoD.
    • In Mass Effect 2, Ronald Taylor can be left a pistol with which to kill himself.
    • In Mass Effect 3 loves this trope. The characters listed below? That's not even half the number that this can happen to. For understandable reasons.
      • Tali can commit suicide if the geth destroy the entire Migrant Fleet.
      • Samara will do so if she's forced to make a choice between obeying the Justicar Code or killing her daughter.
      • Like Saren before him, The Illusive Man can also be convinced to kill himself to escape Reaper indoctrination in the Grand Finale.
      • Clone!Shepard does this in the Paragon Ending of the Citadel DLC, refusing to take Shepard's hand and letting themselves fall from the edge of the Normandy ramp. It's implied that their Despair Event Horizon came after Shepard's friends rushed to save them from falling, while s/he was callously left to die by Brooks, thus answering their earlier rant "What makes you so damn special?" Shepard has friends.
        Shepard: Take my hand, and you can live.
        Clone!Shepard: For what?
      • At one point, when you meet Dr. Archer from the Ovelord DLC of 2. Depending on several factors, including whether or not you've done the Grissom Academy sidequest in time or whether or not you've dealt with the Geth at that point, he may take out a pistol and walk away so he can end it all.
        Archer: God be with you, Commander. He was never with me.
      • Glyph and Liara have a conversation about the colony world of Tyvor, with the latter wondering why they stopped reporting in. Glyph informs her that the colonists detonated nuclear bombs in all of their cities rather than be captured by the Reapers, making this a planet-wide example.
  • Metal Gear Solid:
    • Metal Gear Solid 2:
      • It's revealed that Otacon's father drowned himself after finding out that his wife (Otacon's step-mother) and son were having an affair.
      • Fortune's mother committed suicide after her husband's death and her son-in-law's imprisonment.
    • In Metal Gear Solid 3, it's implied that the reason why the Cobra Unit was still utilizing their microbombs essentially dealt with this trope.
    • In Metal Gear Solid 4, Vamp and Naomi go out this way after disabling the nanomachines keeping them alive.
  • Claus, aka the Masked Man, commits suicide by reflecting a lightning attack off of Lucas's Courage Badge at the end of Mother 3, shortly after he comes to his senses.
  • In Myst III: Exile, if you make the crueler choice at the end, it is implied Saavedro kills himself.
  • This happens if you scare the teddy bears enough in Naughty Bear.
  • In ObsCure II, Kenny drives Corey to kill himself right before the Final Battle after the latter's girlfriend, and most of his friends, have been killed in the "incident" at the school. (By incident we mean the survival horror plot.) The sequel is Darker and Edgier than the original, which is no small feat seeing as in the first game everyone dies in horrible experiments except for the playable characters.
  • The second Oddworld game has several kinds of Mudokons working as slaves for the evil meat-making corporation. In-between others there are hyperactive ones who you have to slap to snap them back to sanity, and depressed mopey ones who need to be cuddled to bring up their spirits. But slap a depressed one and watch as he goes over the edge, and repeatedly hits himself in the head until he dies.
  • Okaeri: After opening the case and finding the debt inside, the girl can go down to the living room to find her mom hanging from a noose.
    • The girl then hangs herself in the woods at the end of the game.
  • In Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, Raban Vhart kills himself after it is revealed he did not save any students at a school he was principal of.
  • Randal's Monday: Matt is constantly brought to this during the loops. He thrusts himself into an oven, a blender, the fridge...
  • Receiver 2: The Threat's greatest weapon is its ability to corrupt media and cause people to have intrusive thoughts, including making normal people turn on each-other and cause depression to the point where they try to kill themselves. The Treat will also try to do this to you. If you collect a tape of someone's last words, The Threat will force you to turn your own gun on yourself. There's only one defense against this attack.
  • Rehm in The Reconstruction after passing the Despair Event Horizon, though he isn't even able to finish it; some Nalian Officers find him and sell him into slavery instead.
  • In RefleX, Raiwat commander-in-chief Tsukikagerou is so utterly ashamed of failing to capture the ZODIAC Ophiuchus and being forced to retreat that he kills himself.
  • In Remember Me, one of Nilin's memory remixes makes Forlan believe that he killed his wife, causing him to commit suicide.
  • In Resident Evil: Outbreak, certain members of your team will commit suicide if they have a gun and have been cornered by zombies or have incurred too much damage. Also, in the first level, you can recruit a sick (infected) security guard named Bob; if you help him up to the roof, he says something akin to the hunger being too painful and that he can't go on, then blows his brains out.
  • In Robot Alchemic Drive, Nanao kills herself if the building where she works is crushed too many times.
  • In the Serial Experiments Lain Playstation game, Lain shoots herself at the end.
  • Shadow Warrior has a humorous version: the standard mooks that shoot Uzis at the player character seem to have a high enough sense of honour that they'll take their failure to kill him in the only way a honourable warrior would: by eating their gun and shooting half their skull off. Then again, they might just be completely insane - occasionally they eat their guns for no apparent reason at all, sometimes at the mere sight of the player.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Persona 2: Innocent Sin:
      • The heroes meet a ghost of a teacher who threw himself into the gears of the school's clock tower. Officially it was ruled a suicide, as he had just gone through a very acrimonious divorce and was showing signs of depression. His ghost says that he was trying to prevent the end of the world, having interpreted an obscure prophecy as alluding to the clock signaling the beginning of the end, and he thought that if he killed himself in the tower the school would turn it off permanently. It was a little of both and then some, because he was haunted by the Big Bad, had his life ruined, and finally at the end was given a little "push".
      • If you end up making the wrong choice at a certain point, Anna Yoshizaka will commit suicide by jumping off a bridge.
    • In Persona 3, the method of summoning Personas by firing a remarkably-realistic gun replica at one's own head is not at all subtle in its symbolism of teen suicide. Judging by the way the user's head jerks back when they fire the Evoker, along with Yukari breaking down and being unable to pull the trigger in the opening, it's obvious the Evokers are a bit more than just toy guns. It's implied that the party are all at least just a bit suicidal (at least, before Character Development helps them over some of their issues), and in the case of poor Ken, it's all but explicitly stated. By the end of the game, the only actual suicide that occurs is an injured Jin blowing himself up when Shadows begin attacking him.
    • In both the Law and Chaos paths of Shin Megami Tensei IV, you will fight Isabeau. In both cases, you manage to beat them. Saddened both of your paths diverge so wildly, and lamenting they could not remain together, they slit their throat. In the White/Emptiness/Bad Ending, you are convinced by the White that nothing will ever change and that everyone will be better off dead, combining this with Put Them All Out of My Misery.
    • Persona 5:
      • While Coach Kamoshida is already a serious asshole who exploits those around him and literally strikes down anyone who resists, he takes it even further by blackmailing Ann into paying a "visit" to him by putting her friend Shiho's spot on the volleyball team at risk. When Ann turns it down... well, it's implied that Shiho was assaulted by Kamoshida both physically and sexually, resulting in her taking a dive off the roof of Shujin Academy. Shiho survives, but she's out of commission for a good long time.
      • In the story arc right after the above-described one, the Phantom Thieves are asked to take down a famous artist, Ichiryuusai Madarame, by a former pupil of his. This pupil tells the thieves that one of Madarame's other students killed himself due to Madarame plagiarizing his work, and he's concerned that eventually Madarame's current (and only) student, future party member Yusuke, might have the same fate if he isn't rescued from the situation in time.
      • After you beat the Big Bad's Shadow and he realizes he is about to have his heart changed, he does a unique variant where he takes some pills that will temporarily kill him in the hopes of collapsing his Palace with the Phantom Thieves in it.
      • Persona 4: Dancing All Night's story mode begins with a girl hanging herself. Over the course of the plot, she's revealed to be Yuko Osada, an Idol Singer who could no longer handle the pressures of her job.
  • Silent Hill:
  • Spec Ops: The Line:
    • Konrad, before the events of the game.
    • Walker will do this in one of the game's endings, if the player shoots their own reflection, or makes no input during their last confrontation with Konrad. Another ending has Walker pull a Suicide by Cop instead.
    • Adams is last seen making a likely-fatal Last Stand, and seems in no doubt that he deserves to die by that point.
  • In The Spectrum Retreat, it's heavily implied that Alex would've killed himself if Maddie didn't put him in the Penrose.
  • In STALKER: Call of Pripyat, if you manage to solve the mystery behind the missing stalkers in the first map, you'll find that The Medic from the main wrecked ship was responsible for their deaths. He explains that he used to work in a surgeon's clinic and became terrified of seeing his patients undergo gruesome procedures. Over time, however, he developed a clinical condition that causes him to crave the taste of blood and made him lose his sanity. When he came to the Zone, he snapped from the inside and started to secretly murder stalkers when they least expected it and disguised them as bloodsucker attacks. After he tells his story, he guns himself on his chin. However, you can avert this by shooting him yourself, though you have a couple of seconds to do it before he offs himself.
  • Starcraft: Gerard DuGalle commits suicide after his defeat, in remorse over his gullibility and murder of Alexei Stukov.
  • Starflight
    • In 2, the free Leghk killed themselves than be subjected to Uhl's influence.
    • If you have a G'nunk crewmember and speak to another alien in a weak manner, she'll kill herself rather than be stuck on your ship.
  • M. Bison's canon fate in Street Fighter II according to C. Viper's segment in Aftermath. After being defeated by the World Warriors, M. Bison was forced to surrender by Guile, along with Guile stating that Shadaloo is no more. M. Bison, instead of surrendering, decides to blow himself up using his Psycho Power to kill everyone. Everyone survives, but M. Bison instantly dies from his own explosion. This would eventually lead to M. Bison's transfer to a new body in Street Fighter IV.
  • Many, many examples can be found in The Suffering:
    • At the beginning of the game, for example, several inmates in Cell Block T hang themselves following the earthquake.
    • In a vision of the past, a military commander shoots himself rather than face a court-martial.
    • Another flashback reveals that in 1681, three little girls hurled themselves off a cliff after realising that their seemingly harmless prank had resulted in the execution of eleven innocent people. Unfortunately, they don't stay dead.
    • Hermes Haight, the prison's most infamous executioner, killed himself in the gas chamber; according to his poisonous ghost, this was the final step in a very long obsession with learning what his victims felt.
    • A heroin addict blows his brains out with a shotgun, apparently unable to "weather the low."
    • Three inmates in solitary confinement at East Baltimore Correctional committed suicide rather than spend another six months alone in the darkness.
    • It's revealed that inmate Ranse Truman tried to slit his wrists with a sharpened spoon after spending a few months on Carnate Island and exploring its unique history. When you meet him in the second game, he appears to have tried to cut his throat at some point.
  • In Sunless Sea, if you kill a thalatte you can try to render it edible. Failing causes the crewmember that tried it to kindly excuse themselves, then walk into a furnace to erase all memory of the taste.
  • In Super Mario RPG, Boomer, the second-to-last boss to fight before entering The Gate to Smithy's world, ends the fight before Mario and co. attempt to finish him off, saying he'd rather kill himself than lose to them. Mario tries to talk him out of it, but Boomer refuses to take his sympathy. With one swing, Boomer hits Chandeli-Ho, who releases the chandelier and sends him plummeting to his doom... or so we'd think, if that same Chandeli-Ho didn't say he wouldn't be killed by the impact, or even harmed for that matter right afterwards.
  • In the end of Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2 (and Advance too), being the "only survivor" of the Shadow Mirror, Lamia Loveless thinks that she has failed her mission, killed her teammates and superiors, and is a defective product all around, and thus she attempts to self destruct... only to be stopped by her new teammates just in time and be persuaded to live her life in the current world. She actually has more self-destruct attempts throughout the series, but only this occasion fits the trope.
  • Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special features a story where, about halfway through, things get worse, and worse, and worse... First, you suffer a string of defeats. Then, your coach winds up dead. Then, you accidentally kill your opponent in one match. Then, your girlfriend leaves you. Then, your opponent for the championship, a Ric Flair Expy, kills your tag-team partner AND reveals that he was the one who killed your coach. Once you defeat the murderer and take the championship for your own, though, the hero realizes that it really is lonely at the top. He shoots himself in the head three days later. Would it be any surprise that this particular game's story was written by a rookie Suda51?
  • In Sword of the Stars, Liir Black Swimmers who have had to put enemy civilians to the torch usually pilot their spacecraft into nearby stars after hostilities conclude.
  • In the 2012 reboot of Syndicate, it's possible to hack other people's DART chips to force them to kill themselves.
  • At the end of Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, Shen Rei shoots himself to prevent his capture and interrogation.
  • System Shock 2:
    • Dr. Janice Polito was driven to suicide when she found out that she unleashed SHODAN. You find her corpse in her office, and her suicide note in the Rickenbacker church.
    • A "ghost" crew member snaps under the horror of what's happening, says sorry to his wife and children, and shoots himself. Several corpses are found sitting with a gun in their hands, implying they've chosen the same way out.
  • Telling Lies: David kills himself in an act of eco-terrorism, in what is chronologically the last video of the game.
  • If you go bankrupt in Theme Park, the game shows a cutscene of the park owner jumping from a window while a family photograph fades, and Chopin's Funeral March plays. Though it turns out he was actually jumping out of a first-story window, as he turns around, grabs the windowsill, and pulls himself back up. As it was a game for all ages, even joking about suicide was pretty controversial. It even describes what will happen if you go bankrupt in the manual. It's actually pretty creepy; watch at your own risk. The Mega Drive/Genesis version contains only a still image of that scene, which happens to be the park owner in mid jump.
  • In The Thing (2002), if your teammates get scared enough, they will pull out a pistol and shoot themselves in the head.
  • In This War of Mine, any survivors that delve too far into depression without any respite will eventually take their own lives.
  • One popular backstory of the Touhou character Yuyuko Saigyouji is her committing suicide after learning about her power evolving from controlling dead spirits into invoking the death of anything. Fortunately (?) Yukari ensured her spirit could never "cross over" completely, allowing her to continue existing as a Cute Ghost Girl. Many popular Yuyuko/Yukari fan works have the two be friends, or even a couple, back when Yuyuko was still human. This delves far past Tear Jerker and into soul-crushing territory when you realize Yuyuko doesn't seem to remember anything about her past life, or Yukari. Indeed, some of Yukari's personality characteristics, such as constant sleeping and over-friendliness, are symptoms of depression.
  • In Town of Salem, if the Vigilante role shoots and kills another town player, they will be unable to shoot again in the following night and kill themselves by the end of it, with the message that they died of guilt come the next morning.
  • Transistor has a few cases.
    • Asher and Grant Kendrall kill themselves before you can fight them, after the former confesses to their crimes.
    • In the end, Red does this herself to be in the Transistor with her boyfriend.
  • In Turgor the Nameless Sister does this about halfway into the game. Some of the Void dwellers think it was murder, a Heroic Sacrifice, or simply a Senseless Sacrifice.
  • In the 2012 reboot of Twisted Metal, the original ending to Dollface's campaign would've had her taking off her mask and being beautiful, only for her imagination to exaggerate every tiny imperfection to horrific extremes. She puts the mask back on and lets herself get run over rather than let anyone see her "hideous" face.
  • Uncommon Time has three examples:
    • In Ending 6, Meirin is absolutely distraught after the party fails to save her Love Interest, and kills herself in the hotel room the next day.
    • In Ending 4, Saki and Meirin both commit suicide. In his suicide note, Saki explains that he's terminally ill, and preferred to die by his own hand rather than let it catch up to him. Meirin's reasoning is less clear; presumably, she couldn't bear to live without him.
    • In Aubrey's Uncommon Time, we learn that their decision to participate in the hibernation experiment was effectively this; their depression was so extreme they felt that the only way they could have worth was to sacrifice themselves for Altair's success.
  • Undertale:
    • Implied to be the fate of Dr. Alphys in certain Neutral endings. Broadly speaking, this usually occurs if you kill Undyne or Mettaton. Does not occur in the Golden Ending, but on the way there, you'll have a conversation with that character, after learning just why they might have "done something... cowardly" even if you did everything right.
    • Also a part of Flowey's backstory. After awaking as a flower in Asgore's garden, he eventually found that he couldn't feel any love or warmth from his parents. Not wanting to live in a world without love, he committed suicide. The only reason he is still alive is because, during his attempt, he realized he was afraid of actually dying, and that unwillingness to die caused him to wake back up in the garden as though nothing had ever happened. This is how he discovered his ability to save and load.
    • If you fight Asgore again (before befriending Alphys) and spare him again, he will kill himself in order for you to take his soul.
    • Asriel also wonders if this might be the reason the protagonist climbed Mt. Ebott at the start of the game.
    Frisk... Why did you come here? Everyone knows the legend, right...? "Travellers who climb Mt. Ebott are said to disappear." ... Frisk. Why would you ever climb a mountain like that? Was it foolishness? Was it fate? Or was it... Because you...?
  • Late in Valkyria Chronicles II, when the Rebels actually succeed in completely taking over Gallia, the sheer hopelessness of the situation causes Lanseal's headmaster to have a mental breakdown that ultimately culminates in him shooting himself in the mouth.
  • In Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, you can help Imalia, a fallen idol turned Nosferatu, to exact revenge on her old rival, Tawni Sessions, who became a mainstream model after some time in the pornographic industry. After the player installs a bunch of webcams in Tawni's apartment, the press gets ahold of footage featuring Tawni, her boyfriend, and a llama having sexual intercourse. When the player visits Imalia again, she gleefully reports that Tawni committed suicide using pills and alcohol.
  • If Joshua has failed to save both of his Unlucky Childhood Friends in Vandal Hearts 2, he will arrive at the parapets of his third Unlucky Childhood Friend and love Adele's castle just in time for her to say she's had enough of being used and leap off.
  • Fairly late in The Way 2, the main character comes across a guy threatening to jump off a cliff. Given the proper dialogue choices, you can talk him down or convince him to jump, or, if you're feeling really cruel, push him off yourself.
  • When Geralt meets the Bloody Baron Philip Strenger in The Witcher 3, he's hired by the Baron to track down his wife and daughter in exchange for information about Ciri. His daughter ran off to join the Church of the Eternal Fire and refuses to return, resenting him for his alcoholism and wife-beating. His wife Anna made a pact with a coven of witches known as the Crones to have them abort her unborn daughter, but in exchange they forced her into slavery and drove her mad. If Geralt saves the children they were going to kill, then the Crones turn Anna into a Water Hag and she dies in front of the Baron and their daughter Tamara. The Baron later hangs himself from the tree in front of their castle.
  • The World Ends with You:
    • Joshua, supposedly. He's likely to be lying, but if it was suicide it didn't occur recently.
    • It's implied somewhat that Shiki committed suicide too.
  • Yandere Simulator:
    • In the currently under-development Yandere Simulator, Yandere-chan can lower the reputation of a rival within the school to dire levels with malicious gossip either at school or on the internet, which will lead to the girl suffering serious bullying. If you lower a girl's reputation to -100, Senpai will reject her Love Confession, which is enough for Yandere-chan to eliminate her as a rival for his affection. Lowering her reputation even further than that is a pure exercise in cruelty, and will eventually make things so bad for her that not only does the entire school hate her, but they want her to die, which ultimately results in the poor girl hanging herself.
    • Yandere-chan can also stage her murders as suicides by pushing girls off the roof and leaving their shoes and forged suicide notes above their bodies. The suicide notes all include a unique instigating cause for the suicide (e.g. sexual abuse, drug use), which Yandere-chan must obtain through eavesdropping earlier on.
    • Furthermore, Yandere-chan can kidnap students and quite literally torture them until they are broken mind slaves who will commit murder-suicide on Yandere-chan's command.
    • The Promo Concept video hints that Yandere-chan herself could be driven to this should someone else confess to Senpai before she can, but so far it's just a concept.
  • Yes, Your Grace: If the Player Character doesn't figure out how to help a certain recurring petitioner, said petitioner will eventually take his own life.
  • Yume Nikki: After dropping the 24 effects off in the Nexus, Madotsuki wakes up from her dream, walks out onto the balcony... and leaps off the edge. Cut to black and a bloody red smear on the canvas.
  • A rare variation of this happens in The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki since it happens not to a conventional living being. Demiourgos, Sept-Terrion of Mirage capable of manipulating knowledge and perception, realized that "her" attempt at guiding humanity through her power was abused by the civilization she intended to guide. Thus, she erased her own existence in order to prevent further misuse, starting the 1200-year legacy of attempts at recreating said treasure.

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