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Dearest Helena,

By the time you receive this message, news of our defeat will have reached the Earth. The creatures we were sent here to tame are untameable. The colonies we were sent here to reclaim proved to be more formidable than we anticipated.

Whatever you may know about what happened here today, know this: Alexei did not die gloriously in battle. I killed him. My pride killed him. My pride continues to consume me even now.

You will never see me again, Helena.

Tell our children that I love them, and that their father died in defense of their future.

Au revoir
Admiral DuGalle's final letter, StarCraft: Brood War, shortly before he self-terminated

This death...This death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.
Huron-Fal, Flight Of The Eisenstein, shortly before overloading his internal reactor rather than succumb to a viral weapon

I would rather go out in a blaze, than give 'em the glory...
MF DOOM, Deep Fried Frenz

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit."
Bill Maher

This is no time for suicide! We're about to be killed!
Uncle Gabby, The Drinky Crow Show

The teeth of his old enemies, these ancient brothers and sisters of a thing which had called itself Kurt Barlow, sank into him like stingers. Callahan felt them not at all. He was smiling as he pulled the trigger and escaped them for good.

"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier."

"You can't have me."
Chloe, Harper's Island

John: Aeryn, if Scorpius gets me...
Aeryn: I know. Shoot you.
John: No! Shoot him!

—A captured program, TRON: Legacy

"It is inside me. I feel it spreading, clawing at my will, tearing at my thoughts. It moves me against my will, to this cavern. Here it will end. I do not wish this, do not want my body to become a weapon for the Ing within me. It hates. It demands obedience. I will fight to the end. I shall self-terminate before I will become a pawn of a filthy Ing."
—D-Isl's Testament, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Freeza: Someone of my strength could never fall to the likes of you. I'll die by my own hands before I let that happen!
Goku: What are you waiting for?

And no one is ever gonna take my life from me
I lay it down
A ghost is born
A ghost is born
A ghost is born
Wilco, "Theologians"

"I choose death!"
Garrosh's Concede quote, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

"You have no idea what you've unleashed here today. There are some things far more frightening than death."
The Grand Inquisitor, choosing to fall to his death rather than face the wrath of Darth Vader, Star Wars Rebels

Morninglight are worse than vampires: they don't just suck you dry and let you go, that's too easy. They change you, empty out your mind and body, fill what's left of you with nightmares, strip you down until you're just a thing, and it's still not over. There's no release. Only the changing. It's best when the eyes are gone: you can't look into a - what do you say, tentacle? - and see what's trapped behind it. I'm not ending up like that, no way. I won't have the oblivion I dreamed of, but I'll take death cheap and dirty over the Morninglight.
Alina Florea, The Secret World

"My life is mine to spend."
Abaddon, if he kills himself casting Mist Coil, Dota 2

Urian's cruelty was as legendary as his skill: his foes said that he had the heart of a daemon, and that if you were captured by him, it was better to swallow your own tongue and choke to death than survive the horrors the following hours or days would bring. When Urian learnt of this, he made sure that, in future, his prisoners had no tongues to choke on.
Warhammer: Dark Elves Army Book (4th Edition)

"It doesn't matter. Nothing matters—not anymore. The time is now... I can still save Hoshido, even without the blade of salvation... You can't keep me prisoner... See? Do you see?! You shouldn't have left me a way... a way to escape..."
Takumi, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest


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