So I have been reading my share of comics lately and I came across the point in the story of Deadpool when he SPOILER wants to spend a loving time with Death (the entity) but can't because he literally became immortal, and can't reach Death real for more than a few minutes. It gave a really interesting point of view and exploit of the character.

The only other characters I can think of who wanted to die was one of the main villain in the series "Charmed" (please don't hate me) and maybe "Spawn" at some point and I'm looking for the same kind of character.

For this question I would like to limit myself to comic book superheros, but any other mention is welcome.

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    Jack Harkness immortal in Doctor Who/Torchwood ? – Tensibai Jun 29 '17 at 8:43
  • It's a fairly common trope that immortals, or at least those with long lifespans, want to die because they've lived too long, so just look up a list of comic book immortals. – DisturbedNeo Jun 29 '17 at 8:48
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    This looks like a list question, which are normally off topic. Unless you can narrow it down. So maybe just consider the Marvel or DC entities? – Edlothiad Jun 29 '17 at 8:51
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    Element Girl in Sandman is my favourite example. But I agree, this question is too broad. – Royal Canadian Bandit Jun 29 '17 at 9:06
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    Pretty sure Wolverine tries to kill himself a few times. – Bellerophon Jun 29 '17 at 9:22

Avengers (2012) , Bruce Banner says he put a bullet in his mouth "but the Other Guy just spit it out.".


General Knoxx in Borderlands

Due to the regeneration capabilities in this universe, Knoxx can't die. He even endlessly respawns as a robot clone in Claptrap's robolution extension. Did I mention he is depressed and suicidal ?

Marvin in H2G2

In the French version of the movie, Zaphod aims a gun at the hitchhikers (Ford and Arthur) and says "Freeze", Marvin then answers "Hey I'm not a refrigerator". In French Zaphod says roughly "Do not move" and Marvin answers "The only move I would do is suicidal". Obviously he doesn't die, maybe he has some "3rd rule of robtics" implemented in his brain. Marvin cannot die in the books, he even is aged twice the age of the universe!

Phil Connors in Groundhog day

When Phil has enough of restarting the same day, he tries to suicide.

  • None of these examples are superheroes. – DisturbedNeo Jun 29 '17 at 12:50
  • I answered before OP edited his question so I didn't see the "comic book superhero" criteria. After all, technically Phil Connors is a superhero with the power of rewinding time and Marvin has a brain as complex as a galaxy which saves earth from the vogons at the end of the movie ;) – Goufalite Jun 29 '17 at 13:52
  • Don't wanna bust your bubble, but check the edit, the "comic book superhero" criteria was always there. All the edit changed was the title. – DisturbedNeo Jun 29 '17 at 15:27

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