This is a list of incidents of suicide–the intentional killing of one's self–depicted in fictional works, including movies, television series, anime and manga, comics, novels, etc.

Suicides in fiction[]

A - C[]


  • Aegeus, a character from Greek mythology, drowned himself after mistakenly believing that Theseus (his son), was dead[1]
  • Ajax the Great, a character from the Greek mythology, stabbed himself with a sword [his death is described by Sophocles, Pindar and Ovid; the suicide is, however only implied in Homer when, in the Odyssey, the ghost of Ajax refuses to speak to Odysseus in Hades][2]
  • Naoko Akagi (Neon Genesis Evangelion), jumps off a control tower after murdering Rei I[3]
  • Misa Amane (Death Note), unknown cause. In the anime, she was last seen standing at the top of a very tall building; it is assumed that she jumped. In the manga it was suggested that she hanged herself.[4]
  • Alia Atreides (Dune, defenistration[5]


  • Gary Barkovitch (The Long Walk) tears his throat out [6]
  • John Barton (Looking For Alibrandi), slit his wrists [7]
  • Jacqueline de Bellefort (Death on the Nile), shoots herself after killing her lover Simon to escape justice [8]
  • Georg Bendemann (The Judgment), threw himself off a bridge [9]


  • Juliet Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), knife wounds[10]
  • Richard Cory (Richard Cory), gunshot to the head[11]

D - F[]


  • Daisy (Girl, Interrupted), method was unknown in the novel[12] while in the movie, she hanged herself and cut her wrists


  • Jimmy "Thunder" Early (Dreamgirls), heroin overdose
  • Martin Eden, (Jack London's Martin Eden), drowning
  • Jimmy Edwards (One Tree Hill), shot himself in the chest
  • Nat Emmet (Mr Emmet Takes a Walk) lies in the path of an oncoming train
  • April Ericsson (Rent), slits her wrists after finding out she has AIDS and has infected her boyfriend Roger
  • Anne Ervin (The Chrysalids), hanging
  • Eugene (Wristcutters: A Love Story), pours a can of beer on his guitar during a performance, electrocuting himself
  • Brett Evans (NCIS), shot himself


  • Father Time (Jude the Obscure), hanged himself
  • Camilla Figg (Dexter), active euthanasia through Dexter Morgan
  • C. T. Finney (Third Watch), carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Ray Fiske (Damages), shoots himself in the mouth
  • William Foster (Falling Down), suicide by cop
  • Fox (Wanted), shoots herself
  • Rika Furude (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni), stabs herself multiple times in the head
  • Fuyubachi (Paranoia Agent), overdosing or carbon monoxide poisoning

G - I[]


  • Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler), shoots herself in the head
  • Michael Garfield (Hallowe'en Party), swallows the poison he had intended for his illegitimate daughter Miranda Butler to drink
  • Anavel Gato (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory) kamikazes his Neue Ziel into a Federation cruiser
  • Edwin Gibs (Darkest Fear), cyanide poisoning
  • Hans Giebenrath (Beneath the Wheel), drowning (suspicious circumstances)
  • Seymour Glass (A Perfect Day for Bananafish), shoots himself
  • Godric (True Blood), exposes himself to sunlight
  • Frances Goering (Criminal Minds), blows himself up
  • Emily Gold (The Pact), had her boyfriend Chris help her shoot herself.
  • Gorman (Aliens), grenade
  • Okada Gou (Alive: The Final Evolution), kills himself by breaking the promise of his own "Shinigami Contract"
  • Ash Gray (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray) exits his mobile suit in space without sealing his pilot suit
  • Allan Grey (A Streetcar Named Desire), shot himself
  • Cynthia Swann Griffin (The First Wives Club), jumped from her high rise apartment building
  • Guillame (Heroes), jumps off a mountain


  • Sheriff Hague (Planet Terror), blows himself up
  • J.T. Hague (Planet Terror) blows himself up
  • Clu Haid (The Final Detail), shot himself in the head.
  • Vincent Hanlan (NCIS) slits his throat
  • Veronica Harnden (Children of the Dust), drug overdose taken to end her suffering from radiation sickness
  • Katy Harris (Coronation Street), drinks water mixed with sugar (a deadly solution, because of her diabetes)
  • John Hartigan, (Sin City), gunshot to the head
  • Sakumo Hatake (Naruto), committing Seppuku after being looked down on after saving his comrades instead of completing the mission.
  • John Hatcher (Doomsday), shoots self
  • Brooks Hatlen, (The Shawshank Redemption), hanging
  • Ensign Evan Hayes (NCIS), suicide-by-cop
  • Sir Hercules (Sir Hercules), slashing of wrists
  • Captain Hero (Drawn Together), self-inflicted beheading
  • Betty Heslop (Muriel's Wedding), overdoseage on sleeping pills
  • Spencer Hill (Hold Tight), taking vodka and tablets
  • Hina (Yu Yu Hakusho) kills herself after being forced to throw away her male child, Hiei
  • John Hobbes, (Fallen), smokes cigarettes laced with poison
  • Seth "Cherry" Hoffner (Prison Break), hanging
  • Sadojima Hoji (Rurouni Kenshin), slits his throat
  • Mr. Hollis (South Park) shoots himself after losing a pinewood derby car race
  • Midshipsman Hollom (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), drowning
  • David Hoope (Death Note) shoots himself, possibly under influence of the Death Note
  • Benjamin Horlacher (NCIS), shoots himself
  • Peter Houghton (Nineteen Minutes), suffocating himself with a sock in his cell
  • Sayuri Houshou (Bloody Monday) a combination of suicide-by-cop and jumping to her death
  • Waring Hudsucker (The Hudsucker Proxy), defenistration
  • Amanda Hunsaker (Lethal Weapon), jumps off her apartment balcony


  • Shuji Ikutsuki (Persona 3) jumps to his death
  • James Orin Incandenza Jr. (Infinite Jest) uses a drillbit, hacksaw, and aluminum foil to microwave his own head
  • Celeste Inpax (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All), hanging
  • Gina Inviere (Battlestar Galactica), sets off a nuclear warhead
  • Rio Izumi (Full Moon o Sagashite), jumps in front of a train

J - M[]


  • Javert (Les Misérables), jumped off bridge and drowned [13]
  • Carl Jenkins (Oz), hangs himself
  • Albert Jerska (Das Leben der Anderen), hangs himself
  • Alexandra 'Sasha' Jobson (Blassreiter), incinerated with her Bow Rider when it overheats
  • Johann (Blassreiter) hangs himself
  • John the Savage (Brave New World) hangs himself [14]
  • Mrs. Jones (The Happening), smashes her head through the windows of her house
  • Ryu Jose (Mobile Suit Gundam), executes a kamikaze attack with his Core Fighter to destroy Crowley Hamon's Magella Top
  • Josh (Pulse), hangs himself with an Ethernet cable
  • Julian (The Happening), slits his wrists with a shard of glass
  • Julie (The Walking Dead), shot as part of a suicide pact
  • Junior (The Last House on the Left) shoots himself
  • Dayna Jurgens (The Stand), breaks a window and impales herself on the broken glass


  • Kamome (Paranoia Agent), jumping or carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Father Damien Karras (The Exorcist) defenistration
  • Kana (Hostel), jumps in front of a train
  • Kana (My Lovely Ghost Kana) stabs herself repeatedly
  • Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina), by throwing herself in the path of a train
  • Katarina (Doctor Who), jettisons herself out of a spaceship's airlock
  • Kawahara (Saikano), shoots himself
  • Chris Keller (Oz), throws himself over a railing
  • Morio Kenichirou (Alive: The Final Evolution), cuts himself with his own wind blade
  • Kim (Miss Saigon), self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Charles Kingshaw (I'm the King of the Castle), drowned himself because of relentless bullying by Edmund Hooper
  • Aleksei Kirillov (The Possessed), self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Jeff Kohlver (Hard Candy), hangs himself
  • Major T. J. "King" Kong (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), "rides" on a dropping nuclear bomb to his death
  • Yoji Kuramoto (Battle Royale film) hangs himself alongside Yoshimi Yahagi
  • Detective Kuroda (Suicide Club), shoots himself
  • Hiroshi Kurokawa (Manhole), swallowed a screw before he was given an MRI exam; the magnetic force from the machine ripped the screw out of his throat
  • Raiga Kurosuki (Naruto), uses lightning to incinerate himself
  • Lawrence Kutner (House), shoots himself
  • Takuto Kira (Full Moon o Sagashite), jumps from the roof of a hospital
  • Kelly (2:37), cuts her wrist


  • L (Death Note live-action film) writes his own name in the Death Note
  • Lancelot (Romeo x Juliet), posing as The Red Whirlwind dies through means of self-immolation to avoid capture of himself and Juliet, and to free wrongly accused victims
  • Faldio Landzaat (Valkyria Chronicles), falls to his death, dragging Maximillian with him.
  • Harold Lauder (The Stand), shot himself
  • Jae Lee (Lost) jumps from his apartment building
  • Lee Woo-Jin (Oldboy), shot himself
  • Lee Soo-Ah (Oldboy), threw himself into river
  • Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence (Full Metal Jacket), shot himself
  • Leopold, Crown Prince of Austria (The Illusionist) shoots himself in the head
  • Lester (Doctor Who, Revenge of the Cybermen), detonates explosive charged backpack
  • Su Lin (Enter The Dragon), stabs herself with a shard of glass
  • Ling-Ling (Drawn Together), seppuku, defenestration
  • Bonnie Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides), hang herself
  • Cecilia Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides), jumped from second story window onto spiked fence.
  • Lux Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides), carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Mary Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides), inhaled gas by placing her head in the oven
  • Therese Lisbon (The Virgin Suicides), overdosed on sleeping pills
  • Little Bill (Boogie Nights), shot himself
  • Willy Loman (Death of a Salesman), exact method not specified, car related
  • Mary Ann Lomax (The Devil's Advocate), slit her throat
  • Louise (Thelma & Louise), drives off of a cliff into the Grand Canyon
  • Foxxy Love (Drawn Together), defenestration
  • Lucie (Martyrs), slits her throat
  • Alvin Lutz (Blassreiter), shot himself
  • Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale), locks herself in underwater cage and drowns (film) or overdoses on painkillers (novel)


  • Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), defenstration, unknown if she was pushed, or she jumped[15]
  • Bob Maconel(He Was a Quiet Man) kills himself after realizing that everything he experienced since he killed his fellow co-worker was a delusion
  • Madmoiselle (Martyrs), shoots herself
  • Sara Maguire (30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust) turns to ash upon contact with sunlight
  • Jamal Malik (NCIS), blows himself up in a suicide bombing
  • Mamuwalde (Blacula), intentionally exposes himself to direct sunlight
  • Mark (Possession), jumps from a high floor
  • Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson (A Few Good Men), self-inflicted gunshot
  • Mary (Diary of the Dead) shoots herself
  • Masa (Suicide Club), throws himself off the roof of a building
  • George Mason (24), nuclear explosion on Day 2
  • Eden McCain (Heroes), self-inflicted gunshot
  • Lee McCall (Stander), suicide by cop
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park), drowns himself in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool (see: The episode Super Best Friends)
  • Luke McDonald (True Blood), blows himself up in a suicide bombing
  • Sean McTaggert (The Believers), shot himself
  • Michael (Dawn of the Dead), shoots himself.
  • Michelle (Dante's Cove) stabs herself
  • Mr. Milbauer (Days of Our Lives) shoots himself
  • Teru Mikami (Death Note) stabs himself
  • Julia Miliken (24), self-inflicted gunshot to head after murdering Sherry Palmer in Day 3
  • Min Hyo-Shin (Memento Mori), jumps off the roof of her school
  • Miori Mikage ("Ceres, Celestial Legend"), falls several stories
  • Kiyomitsu Misaki (Alive: The Final Evolution), throws himself down a flight of stairs
  • Mitsuhirato (The Adventures of Tintin comic - The Blue Lotus), commits seppuku
  • Fernand Mondego (The Count of Monte Cristo), gunshot wounds
  • Romeo Montague, (Romeo & Juliet), takes poison after finding Juliet whom he believed to be dead.[16]
  • Anna Morgan (The Ring), jumps from a cliff
  • Harry Morgan (Dexter), overdoses on his medication
  • Jerome Eugene Morrow (Gattaca), self-immolation

N - P[]


  • Neal (Cold Case), shoots himself in a suicide pact
  • Samuel Norton (The Shawshank Redemption), self-inflicted gunshot
  • Princess Nuala (Hellboy II: The Golden Army), stabs herself to kill Nuada
  • Hasan Numair (24), detonates a suitcase nuke to prevent it from being confiscated


  • Conan O'Brien (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) , a real life persona whose fictional counterpart kills himself out of remorse by jumping out of the window of a skyscraper
  • Orgo (Santa Sangre) slits his throat
  • Otto 'Doc Ock' Ocatvius (Spider-Man 2), drowns
  • Okonkwo (Things Fall Apart), hangs himself after he realizes there is no hope for his culture.
  • Sakura Ogawa (Battle Royale), jumps off a cliff in a suicide pact with Kazuhiko Yamamoto
  • Eben Olemaun (30 Days of Night), turns to ash upon contact with sunlight
  • Carlos Olivera (Resident Evil: Extinction), blows himself up with a gas tanker to clear a path for the survivors and to prevent him from transforming into a zombie
  • Ophelia (Hamlet), drowning (ambiguous)[17]
  • Ronald Opus, used as a hypothetical example of a complex death investigation
  • Othello (Othello), stabs himself[18]


  • Hoyte Parker (Tell No One), shot himself after killing Griffin Scope
  • Charles "Haywire" Patoshik (Prison Break), jumping
  • Frank Pentangeli (The Godfather Part II), slit wrists
  • Cheryl Perkins (Law & Order) hanged herself
  • Petunia (Happy Tree Friends), slit wrists
  • Phoenix I, in the form of Jean Grey (Uncanny X-Men), telekinetically activates an energy cannon that disintegrates her.[19]
  • Edna Pontellier (The Awakening), drowning
  • Ryan Francis Purdy (Stripper), jumping
  • Phantom (MÄR), forces Purific Ave into his chest
  • Neil Perry (Dead Poet's Society), gunshot
  • Phaedra (Phèdre), poison
  • Dr. Anton Phibes (The Abominable Dr. Phibes), replaces his blood with embalming fluid
  • Emmy Poole (NCIS), slits her wrists
  • Madelyne Pryor, villainess in Marvel Comics, telepathically shuts down her mind

Q - S[]


  • Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), exact cause is unknown as his remains are not found until many years later, with his skeleton hugging the skeleton of Esmeralda.[20]
  • Quentin (The Sound and the Fury), drowning
  • Quinn (Star Trek: Voyager episode Death Wish), poisoning with the fictional nogatch hemlock


  • Ramba Ral (Mobile Suit Gundam), blows himself to prevent capture
  • Rawler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), castrates himself while sitting on the toilet and bleeds to death
  • Ray (Cell), shoots himself
  • Ellen Ripley (Alien 3), throws herself into a gigantic furnace.
  • General Jack D. Ripper (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), shoots himself
  • General Alistair Ravenscroft (Elephants Can Remember), shot himself after killing his sister in law Dolly
  • Merritt Rook (Law & Order SVU), jumps into a river handcuffed
  • Sol Roth (Soylent Green), "goes home" (assisted suicide, whilst watching forbidden images of a pristine Earth prior to its ecological destruction)
  • Andrew Ryan (BioShock), forces his brainwashed son with his post-hypnotic activation phrase "Would you kindly..." to beat him to death with a golf club
  • Bernard Ryder/Mr. Blue (Taking of Pelham One Two Three), electrocution to avoid arrest


  • Yuko Sakaki (Battle Royale) jumps to her death from a lighthouse
  • Sakyo (Yu Yu Hakusho) stays in the arena he had set to self-destruct
  • Samuel (Diary of the Dead), stabs himself in the face with a sickle
  • Sam (Luster) Unknown
  • Eva Smith (An Inspector Calls), poisoning
  • Searle (Sunshine), stays behind on Icarus I resulting in him being incinerated from exposure to the sun
  • Gary Searle (Give A Boy A Gun), shoots himself
  • Hazel Shade (Pale Fire), drowns herself in frozen lake
  • Elsa de Sica (Gunslinger Girl), shoots her handler and then herself
  • The (nameless) Scientist (9), splits his soul in 9 parts to animate his 9 Homunculi.
  • Ira Silverstine (The Woods), shot himself in the mouth after he attempted to kill Paul Copeland
  • David Sinclair (Permanent Record), jumps off a cliff
  • Dr Soames (The Day of the Triffids), defenestration
  • Smerdjakov (The Brothers Karamazov), hanging
  • Septimus Smith (Mrs. Dalloway), defenestration
  • Wooldoor Sockbat (Drawn Together), defenestration
  • Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion), hangs herself in her hospital room after becoming mentally unstable during an experiment
  • Nikolai Stavrogin (The Possessed), hanging
  • Terrence Steadman (Prison Break), shoots himself in the head
  • Ms. Stephenson (South Park), jumps to her death
  • Grace Stewart (The Others), self-inflicted gunshot
  • Stevens (King Rat), drowning
  • Moritz Stiefel (Spring Awakening), shot himself
  • Lucy Stiles (24), unknown method to avoid radiation poisoning
  • Greg Stillson (The Dead Zone), shoots himself
  • Naozumi Sudo (Narutaru a.k.a. Shadow Star), starves himself
  • Holly Summers (No More Heroes), places a grenade in her mouth
  • James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2), drives into a lake in the "In Water" ending.
  • Arkady Svidrigailov (Crime and Punishment), self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Sam ([Luster (film)]) Unknown

T - W[]


  • Taguchi (Kairo), hangs himself
  • Claude Tanner (Degrassi High), shot himself in the head after being rejected by Caitlin
  • General Tanz (The Night of the Generals) shoots himself
  • Tarek (Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv/For my Father), blows himself up
  • Beatrice Taylor (Ten Little Indians), drowns herself in the river
  • Captain Clark Terrell (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), self-inflicted phaser shot
  • Thelma (Thelma & Louise) drives off of a cliff into the Grand Canyon
  • Tim Thomas (Seven Pounds), allows himself to be stung by a poisonous jellyfish.
  • Leroy Tidd (Oz), stabbed while defending Kareem Said
  • Toni (Red Dawn), grenade
  • Floria Tosca (Tosca), opera heroine leaps to her death from the walls of the Castel Sant Angelo in Rome to escape Scarpia's henchmen
  • Samuel Travis (NCIS), suffocates himself
  • Trey (Sunshine), slits his wrists
  • Sam Tyler (Life on Mars), jumps off a roof to return to his imaginary life


  • Jin-e Udo (Rurouni Kenshin), stabs himself after losing in battle to Kenshin Himura
  • Stan Uris (It), slit wrists in bathtub


  • Sibyl Vane (The Picture of Dorian Gray), poisoning
  • Private Vasquez (Aliens), she and Lieutenant Gorman kill themselves with a grenade.
  • Vegeta (Dragonball Z), blew himself up in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Buu
  • Shane Vendrell (The Shield), shoots himself after poisoning his son and pregnant wife
  • Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca (Angels and Demons), self-immolation
  • Jordy Verrill (Creepshow, segment entitled The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill) shoots himself
  • Heloise de Villefort (The Count of Monte Cristo), poisoning
  • Son Vago (The Gang Catastrophe 3), shot himself with AK-47


  • Toby Jay Wadenah (The Pledge), shoots himself
  • Judge Lawrence Wargrave (Ten Little Indians), shot himself
  • Garth Watkins (In the Heat of the Night), shot himself
  • Werther (The Sorrows of Young Werther), shot wounds (caused by borrowed pistols)
  • Frank White (King of New York), shot himself
  • Xandir P. Wifflebottom (Drawn Together), stabbed self with sword
  • Eli Wicner (One False Move), shot himself in the mouth with a shotgun
  • George Wilson (The Great Gatsby), gunshot wounds
  • Dallas Winston (The Outsiders), suicide by police
  • Henry Winter (The Secret History) gunshot
  • Charles "Corky" Withers (Magic) knife wounds
  • Frank Wolff (Explorers on the Moon, The Adventures of Tintin), jettisoned himself out of a rocket in outer space
  • Johann von Wolfhausen (Beerfest) pulls the plug on his life support machine
  • Sid Worley (An Officer and a Gentleman), suicide by hanging

X - Z[]


  • Yoshimi Yahagi (Battle Royale), in the film, hangs herself alongside Yoji Kuramoto
  • Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Battle Royale), jumps off a cliff in a suicide pact with Sakura Ogawa
  • Yuriko Yamamoto (Revelations: Persona), means unknown
  • Adam Yates (The Innocent), shot himself
  • Dinna Yeller (Drop Shot), shot herself in the head
  • Utsunomiya Yoshikatsu (Alive: The Final Evolution), jumps off a bridge
  • Mary Alice Young (Desperate Housewives), shot herself in the head
  • Meroko Yui (Full Moon o Sagashite),slits wrists


  • Victor Zakhaev (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare), self-inflict gunshot to the head
  • Iya Zetnick (Father), self-inflict gunshot to the head
  • Zia (Wristcutters: A Love Story), slits his wrists
  • Dr. David Ziegler (The West Wing), commits suicide by gas exhaust inhalation after learning that he has terminal cancer

See also[]

  • List of suicides


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