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6th Mar '17 7:24:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'', Woody Allen's character considers life to be meaningless and tries to shoot himself, failing at it. Roaming the streets, he goes to see a MarxBrothers movie, enjoys himself, and decides life is worth it for such things.

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* In ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'', Woody Allen's character considers life to be meaningless and tries to shoot himself, failing at it. Roaming the streets, he goes to see a MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers movie, enjoys himself, and decides life is worth it for such things.
6th Feb '17 4:08:17 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', if you keep Kate from jumping off the school building, she will later express how happy she feels to still be alive.
3rd Jan '17 7:09:04 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the title song from Music/PinkFloyd's album ''Music/TheFinalCut''. The protagonist's (Who [[EpilepticTrees some speculate]] to be Pink from ''Music/TheWall'') suicide attempt is averted, but the way it is portrayed only makes things even more bleak and depressing.
27th Nov '16 3:09:15 PM nombretomado
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* Aravis in TheHorseAndHisBoy.

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* %%* Aravis in TheHorseAndHisBoy.''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy''.
20th Nov '16 12:12:20 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts this]] in the ColdOpen of "Hunteri Heroici": A man tries to walk off the edge of a building just as ToonPhysics start to kick in due to the FreakOfTheWeak: The man begins to celebrate the fact that he isn't falling, only to look down at the ground below. Since this is ToonPhysics we're talking about, [[GravityIsAHarshMistress you can probably guess what happens next...]]
11th Nov '16 8:31:55 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[spoiler: Akiko Aoshika tries to jump off the hospital's terrace when she hears about Inugami being dead; she is stopped by a wolf who resembled Inugami, and she realizes that he could be alive somewhere and that she has to live in his place and honor. In truth the wolf was local IntrepidReporter Jin, Aoshika discovers this by herself and talks to Jin in Alaska about it, thanks to this she now can recognize each wolf individually and finds a new respect for them, that's where she decides to live in Alaska, rebuilding herself from scratch... which [[RapeAsDrama considering what]] [[BreakTheCutie just happened to]] [[TheWoobie her]], [[PluckyGirl is a massive feat]].]]

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* In ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[spoiler: Akiko [[spoiler:Akiko Aoshika tries to jump off the hospital's terrace when she hears about Inugami being dead; she is stopped by a wolf who resembled Inugami, and she realizes that he could be alive somewhere and that she has to live in his place and honor. In truth the wolf was local IntrepidReporter Jin, Aoshika discovers this by herself and talks to Jin in Alaska about it, thanks to this she now can recognize each wolf individually and finds a new respect for them, that's where she decides to live in Alaska, rebuilding herself from scratch... which [[RapeAsDrama considering what]] [[BreakTheCutie just happened to]] [[TheWoobie her]], [[PluckyGirl is a massive feat]].]]
22nd Oct '16 5:07:22 AM Adept
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* In [[Creator/NickHornby Nick Hornby's]] ''Literature/ALongWayDown'', four people meet while trying to jump from the roof of a popular suicide spot on New Year's Eve. Feeling the mood's been spoiled, they end up going to a diner and forming a mutual support group. Ultimately, though, the trope's subverted as the characters don't like each other and only continue to hang out together because they have no one else to turn to, and what happiness they find is only just enough to keep them going.

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* In [[Creator/NickHornby Nick Hornby's]] Creator/NickHornby's ''Literature/ALongWayDown'', four people meet while trying to jump from the roof of a popular suicide spot on New Year's Eve. Feeling the mood's been spoiled, they end up going to a diner and forming a mutual support group. Ultimately, though, the trope's subverted as the characters don't like each other and only continue to hang out together because they have no one else to turn to, and what happiness they find is only just enough to keep them going.



* [=MacWhirter=] in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Towards Zero''.
** [=MacWhirter=] is somewhat of an ambigious case, because he explicitly asks himself at one point if he's glad he was saved and decides that, even though his life has turned around and he has no desire to try again, he's not. However, almost immediately after he thinks that, he stops someone else from killing herself, telling her it's always better to live. Ultimately it's hard to say if he was really unhappy about having been saved or it just being stubborn.
* The Dover cliff scene in ''Theatre/KingLear''.

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* Angus [=MacWhirter=] in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Towards Zero''.
** [=MacWhirter=] is somewhat of an ambigious case, because he explicitly asks himself at one point if he's glad he was saved
from ''Literature/TowardsZero'' attempted suicide by jumping off Gull's Point after losing his job and decides that, even though his life has turned around family. He survives the fall and is bitter about it. A year later, he has no desire secured a new job offer in South America; and while visiting the place where he had tried to try again, he's not. However, almost immediately after kill himself, he thinks that, he stops someone else from killing saved a woman also trying to kill herself, telling convinced her it's always that it is better to live. Ultimately it's hard to say if he was really unhappy about having been saved or it just being stubborn.
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live, and marries her by the end of the novel.
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The Dover cliff scene in ''Theatre/KingLear''.
22nd Oct '16 3:27:44 AM rafi
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[[caption-width-right:350:"''Fuck'' that!"]]
22nd Oct '16 1:03:25 AM AnotherDuck
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* This is very much TruthInTelevision for many, and that's [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention something to be taken into consideration]] if you're thinking of it.
** Of course, the "Happily" in Happily Failed Suicide [[RealityEnsues might take a while to kick in.]] Clinical depression doesn't always adhere to logic.



* There's a number of survivors of suicide jumping that report they change their minds halfway through the leap.
** One was quoted as saying, "On my way down, I realized that every problem in my life could be fixed, except for the fact that I had just jumped off a bridge."

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* There's a number of survivors of One person trying (but failing) to suicide by jumping that report they change their minds halfway through the leap.
** One
off a bridge was quoted as saying, "On my way down, I realized that every problem in my life could be fixed, except for the fact that I had just jumped off a bridge."
16th Oct '16 11:07:27 PM indigoazure
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* In some sense the foundation of ''Fanfic/TimeOutOfMind'', which is set off by John Laurens' interrupted suicide attempt.
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