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PS: Characters Who Accept Their Death or Even Beg for Being Killed

Intro:

In some movies characters agree to be killed or kill themselves because of his/her/* reasons, which force them to do so. No matter which kind of reason it is, the death is free chosen at the end. To make sequences like these authentically, it needs quiet good acting.

Which of these sequences was done best by all involved actors? (The descriptions are covered with spoiler bars for not spoiling you.)

Discuss here.

If you think of suicide, please find medical help. Live is too short to waste.

Suggestions:

Characters like in my examples that make clear it's ok to die here and now. Movies, no tv-series. Animated ok, no documentations. No real-life, just fictitious caracters. No plain self-murderers, they must be forced by circumstances like being hunt, or irreversible and painful deseases like cancer or war injuries. Something that puts them into a place they can't quit. Please give me an IMDb-Link to the movie, to the character and a description for the option. Better not below a rating of 6/10. In special cases I do amens to that.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls088354198/

Poll: TBD

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13 d ago

Since uploading it, I changed the intro a little as well as the options.

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13 d ago

Changed the title to make it more versatile for suggestions.

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13 d ago

Title change: Characters Who Accept or Even Beg to Be Killed

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@RaviNathan 

Sounds like a good change. I just leaved the word killed out. Death is more flexible

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"Characters Who Accept Their Death or Even Beg for Being Killed"

... seems to be a little long.

RaviNathan

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Yes, how you have it now is also more grammatically correct.

👍

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Thank you. You know I try, but sometimes the people I learn from themselves have a bad english grammar. But I keep on learning. Sometimes it rocks and sometimes I write like having a stroke. Hah hah hah!

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I think about William Wallace as an option for this PS, but have no clue how to formulate it.

"Freedom !"

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13 d ago

I think it looks good, just needs some more options. I'm aiming for 25, but I think 20 would be good enough.

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12 d ago

FYC: Avengers: Infinity War

Vision

After failing to remove the Soul Gem from his body in time, Vision asks Wanda to destroy the gem in his head to prevent Thanos from taking it even if the process will kill him.

Knives Out

Harlan Thrombey

Believing his nurse Marta Cabrera has accidentally poisoned him, and wishing to leave his inheritance to her, Harlan Instructs her to create a false alibi and then kills himself slitting his own throat.

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@Pencho15 

Excellent! Thank you.

RaviNathan

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Good ones!

RaviNathan

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FYC Rorschach in Watchmen (2009)

(Questionable, but I think he was at least 95% sure Osterman would not let him reveal Veidt's deception. But he would not compromise - love that about him.)

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@RaviNathan 

I saw the movie, but it was years ago and I have to admit that sequence isn't fresh enough in my mind. But I know that Rorschach stated that he doesn't live anymore in that world. So Osterman zapped him away. Seems like it was Rorschach's way to beg for being killed. It's questionable, yes. But I put it on the list until a better candidate is available. I need a line for the option. I guess you can describe it better.

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Rorschach [to Osterman]: Outta my way; people have to be told.

Osterman: You know I can't do that.

Rorschach: Suddenly you discover humanity. Convenient. [removes mask] You should have cared from the start; none of this would have happened.

Osterman: I can change almost anything, but I can't change human nature.

Rorschach: Of course you must protect Veidt's new Utopia. What's one more body among the foundations? [pause] What are you waiting for? Do it. DO IT!

*splat*

Yeh, I think it definitely qualifies.

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It does.

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10 d ago

It seems there are no more suggestions. I would say this one is ready to go.

Still open about typos or grammar, formulation - thing like that.

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FYC:

Man of Steel

Jonathan Kent

After a tornado forms in Smallville and injuring his ankle while saving the family dog, Jonathan is unable to take shelter, while his son Clark Kent (still not Superman) attempts to save him, this would mean revealing his powers, and Jonathan makes him a gesture indicating him he should not do this and accepting his death being swept away from the tornado.

Wonder Woman

Steve Trevor

Steve hijacks a bomber plane filled with gas bombs that will be dropped in London and realizing only he is able to stop a tragedy, he flies away, shoots the bombs in the air and sacrifices himself when the plane blows up.

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@Pencho15 

Thank you, very good suggestions. I've put them on the list. If someone else has suggestions, I'm still open, also for typos and edits.  25 is the limit for this list. If no one else suggests, it's ready to go. 19 is also a good number.

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Option 17: Corrected.

RaviNathan

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Awake (2007) - When Lilith (Lena Olin) figures out her son's (Hayden Christensen) medical team's plot to sabotage his heart transplant and have him die on the operating table, she kills herself to provide a viable heart for the transplant.

Armageddon (1998) - When the bomb's remote trigger is damaged, someone needs to activate it manually. A.J. (Affleck) draws the short straw, but Stamper (Willis) intervenes, sacrificing himself.

Rogue One (2016) - Everyone, lol.

Looper (2012) - Young Joe (Levitt) kills himself when he realises it is the only way to to stop the cycle of death and violence caused by his older self (Willis') actions.

Titanic (1997) - Obvious.

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@RaviNathan 

Very good. I'm just a little uncomfortable with Rogue One. But I've put the other four suggestions on the list. Thank you for suggesting.

RaviNathan

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Don't forget Rorschach. I rewatched the scene, & it definitely qualifies. 😀

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I'm also not very happy with 'Awake'. The mother wasn't forced into a non-escape-situation. If there comes a better suggestion for it, I will change it. Depending on the reaching of 25 options. It's another situation with Johnathan in 'Man of Steel', because he got into a life-threatening situation for himself. And in 'Armageddon' it's the same, except that fact that the whole crew was in a life-threatening situation. By pulling the right straw he was prefered to return to earth. But I let them stay on the list as long as there is no better suggestion.

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Thank you for reminding me on Rorschach.

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FYC:

Aliens: Mortally injured Private Vasquez and Lieutenant Gorman sacrifice themselves while taking out a few xenomorphs and slowing down others rather than be captured by the Xenomorphs for impregnation.

Black Panther: Wounded Erik Killmonger would rather die than live the remainder of his life locked up in a Wakandan prison.

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@Tsarstepan 

The sacrifice of Gorman and Vasquez is an excellent example of what my idea is about. So I've put it on the list. Thank you.

Erik's death is also on the list. T'Challa offered him to help him. On this aspect, his situation wasn't really inevitable deadly. But it wasn't clear, if the Wakandians can save his live, so I take it. It is still better than the example in 'Awake'. I've put 'Awake' off the list for 25 options.

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