fiction Fictional Characters Who Committed Suicide  

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In fiction we see characters go through the worst experiences of their lives. Sometimes they lose everything, from all their wealth to the love of their lives. Sometimes they have to deal with a great deal of adversity. Every character deals with their problems in their own unique way. While some fictional characters fight hard to fix their life’s problems, others are swallowed up by them. In those cases, sometimes the fictional characters choose to end their own lives.

The characters on this list, from books, movies, TV, plays, and other sources, all committed suicide. In the works of William Shakespeare, many characters choose to commit suicide to end their suffering, such as Romeo and Juliet. A lot of classic books and plays end with amain character’s death, such as Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina. Television and movies sometimes kill off a character for a shocking moment, such as in the case of "House" and "Mad Men."

This list features characters who killed themselves in some sort of fictional work, from books to movies. Though they ended their lives, many of these characters are some of the most iconic in all of fiction. Vote up the best characters who committed suicide below.

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Jean Grey


Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Characters Who Committed Suicide
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Jean Grey is a founding member of the X-Men. She was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the early 1960s. Jean was taken over by the Phoenix Force, but when she becomes an evil entity, the true Jean takes hold of the situation and commits suicide to protect the universe.

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Appears In: Marvel Universe

Powers/Abilities: Extrasensory perception, Flight, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Eidetic memory, + more

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#12 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

#23 on The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

#6 on The Best Female Comic Book Characters

#5 on Superheroes You Can Take Home to Mom and Dad

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Javert


Javert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Characters Who Committed Suicide
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Javert is a police inspector and primary antagonist of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables," which was published in 1862. After having his core beliefs shook through several encounters with Jean Valjean, he drowns himself in the river Seine.

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Appears In: Les Misérables, Les Misérables, Les Misérables, Les Misérables, Les Misérables, + more

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Juliet Capulet


Juliet Capulet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Characters Who Committed Suicide
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Juliet Capulet is one of the title characters of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," which was first published in 1597. Juliet stabs herself with Romeo's dagger after she wakes to find that her love is dead.

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Appears In: Romeo and Juliet

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#33 on The Best Female Title Characters

#20 on The All-Time Best Shakespeare Characters

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Lady Macbeth


Lady Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Characters Who Committed Suicide
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Lady Macbeth is the wife of the title character in Shakespeare's "Macbeth," which was first performed in 1606. She dies of an apparent suicide in the last act of the play, as she feels guilty for encouraging her husband to commit regicide.

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Appears In: Macbeth

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