List of suicides in fiction

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This is a list of incidents of suicide — the intentional killing of oneself — depicted in fictional works, including movies, television series, anime and manga, comics, novels, etc.





  • Max Da Costa (Elysium), a cyborg, knowingly tells his friend to activate a program that will kill him.
  • Dagonet (King Arthur), breaks the ice-covered lake below him in a battle with an axe in a suicide attack, sacrificing himself so that Arthur and the rest of his party can escape to safety.
  • Ken Daley (In Bruges), jumps from a bell tower.
  • Nathan Dawkins (Beyond: Two Souls), commits suicide via self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as a final act of reparation for the myriad of execrable misdeeds he committed during his own personal earthly existence, and to reunite with his deceased wife and daughter.
  • Jason "J.D." Dean (Heathers), blows himself up
  • Thelma Dickinson (Thelma & Louise), drives off Grand Canyon cliff side with Louise to escape arrest
  • Martha Dobie (The Children's Hour), hangs herself.
  • Carrie Dollanganger (Petals on the Wind), ingestion of arsenic-laced doughnuts
  • Maya Driscoll (24), slit her wrists
  • Dyne (Final Fantasy VII), jumps off a cliff






  • Iván (Julia's Eyes), slits his own throat with a knife.
  • Imhotep (The Mummy Returns), who is holding on for dear life from being dragged down into a pit to the underworld, willingly lets go when he sees that his lover has forsaken him.





  • Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), method unspecified, "Who, as 'tis thought, by self and violent hands took off her life"[28]
  • Prince Mamuwalde/Blacula - (Blacula), intentionally exposes himself to sunlight
  • Benigno Martín (Talk to Her), half-believes that he can "escape" into a coma if he takes the right amount sleeping pills, but overdoses.
  • Habib Marwan (24), while hanging from the upper floors of a parking structure, separates himself from a Jack Bauer who is trying to pull him up to safety, falling to his death.
  • Mary ("Happy Endings"), overdoses on sleeping pills and aspirins in plot B.
  • Bertha Mason (Jane Eyre), sets fire to Thornfield Hall and dies by jumping off the roof of the burning building.
  • George Mason (24), who has no more than a few hours to live due to exposure to plutonium radiation, convinces Jack Bauer to let him finish flying a plane carrying a live nuclear warhead into the Mojave Desert, dying from the blast.
  • Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson (A Few Good Men), shoots himself
  • McWatt (Catch-22), flies his plane into a mountain
  • Julia Milliken (24), shoots herself.
  • Teru Mikami (Death Note), commits suicide in prison
  • Naomi Misora (Death Note), commits suicide
  • Romeo Montague (Romeo & Juliet), takes poison after finding Juliet whom he believed to be dead.[29]
  • Medora (Il corsaro), poisons herself.
  • Darren Mullet (Tormented), hangs himself
  • Madotsuki (Yume Nikki), throws herself off her apartment balcony.
  • "Papa" Monzano (Cat's Cradle), swallows ice-nine
  • Tom Morgan (Eagle Eye), rams his car into a large piece of metal in a suicide attack.
  • Jerome Morrow (Gattaca), sets himself on fire in the incinerator in his house
  • Myron (Portrait of a Suicide), drives his car into a tree.
  • M.C. (Cabaret) In the 1998 Revival, the M.C. is taken to a concentration camp where he throws himself onto the electric fence.


  • Nanny (The Omen) publicly hangs herself.
  • Naoko (Norwegian Wood) commits suicide; her older sister also committed suicide before the action of the novel.
  • Robert Neville (I Am Legend) takes cyanide pills to avoid brutal execution from his zombified captors.
  • Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption) shoots himself
  • Newt (The Death Cure) Tried to jump from a high distance but he survived, but he has a limp now, so he can't run normal anymore.
  • Nineteen-hundred (The Legend of 1900), or 1900, knowingly stays on a ship rigged to explode.
  • Norma (Norma), immolates herself.
  • Nux (Mad Max: Fury Road), crashes his vehicle to collapse a canyon in a suicide attack.













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