Ethan is in prison, having been sucessfully framed as the Origami Killer, with scrambled origami figures all over his cell. Unable to take the suffering, he hangs himself in his jail cell for being unable to save either Shaun or Jason.
- Ethan has to either:
- Shaun has to die (which means that Madison and Norman must both either die or fail to get to The Old Warehouse)
- This ending along with Dead Heroine, Uploaded, and Unpunished are considered by many to be the worst combination of endings, since, as a result, all main characters die with the exception of Scott, including Shaun and Lauren.
- Helpless is considered to be Ethan's worst epilogue due to him being falsely accused as the Origami Killer, and losing Shaun.
- It is interesting to note that Ethan's suicide would not usually be possible in the real world, as prison guards and personnel would generally not allow an inmate time alone with a length of rope which could be suitably fashioned into a noose.