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16th Jun '18 7:06:50 PM Daefaroth
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* Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire'' is so haunted by his past that he gets drunk one night and tries to shoot himself, but the bullet doesn't fire. He takes this as a sign that he's supposed to live, and [[ChekovsGun keeps the bullet as a reminder]] (because "the bullet never lies"). He stops drinking, opens himself up to human connections again, and starts to turn himself around. Just in time for things to start going really bad.

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* Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire'' is so haunted by his past that he gets drunk one night and tries to shoot himself, but the bullet doesn't fire. He takes this as a sign that he's supposed to live, and [[ChekovsGun [[ChekhovsGun keeps the bullet as a reminder]] (because "the bullet never lies"). He stops drinking, opens himself up to human connections again, and starts to turn himself around. Just in time for things to start going really bad.
6th Apr '18 7:55:58 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheGoodFight'', Maia's father Henry, accused of running a Ponzi scheme, writes a suicide note, call his daughter's girlfriend to say goodbye, puts on a nice suit, and prepares to hang himself in his barn. Then he accidentally falls from the second floor while trying to grab the noose. His daughter and her girlfriend find him motionless on the barn floor. He then calmly tells her to hide all traces of an attempted suicide and make it look like an accident, as he doesn't want to be put on suicide watch in prison. He doesn't attempt any more suicides after that, although he does [[spoiler:skip on his bail and hide with his other wife]].
3rd Apr '18 8:46:05 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'': Henry Allen attempted to commit suicide after the disappearance and presumed death of his son, Barry Allen. He was stopped, and manages to cope thanks to the visits of Barry's childhood best friend Iris; which immediately pays off when Barry is found alive and returns to Central City.

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* ''FanFic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'': Henry Allen attempted to commit suicide after the disappearance and presumed death of his son, Barry Allen. He was stopped, and manages to cope thanks to the visits of Barry's childhood best friend Iris; Iris West; which immediately pays off ten years later when Barry is found alive and returns to Central City.
3rd Apr '18 7:04:08 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'': Henry Allen attempted to commit suicide after the disappearance and presumed death of his son, Barry Allen. He was stopped, and manages to cope thanks to the visits of Barry's childhood best friend Iris; which immediately pays off when Barry is found alive and returns to Central City.
24th Mar '18 3:12:58 PM LizardOfAus
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* In the animated film MaryAndMax, Mary unintentionally deeply offends her friend Max, which begins a spiralling descent in her life that culminates in an attempt to kill herself, [[spoiler: and, unknowingly, her unborn child. Thankfully, the day is saved when Mary's neighbour overcomes his own fears just in time to deliver a letter to her, in which Max tells her that all is forgiven.]]
29th Jan '18 7:36:36 AM tromag
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* Creasy in ''Film/ManOnFire'' is so haunted by his past that he gets drunk one night and tries to shoot himself, but the bullet doesn't fire. He takes this as a sign that he's supposed to live, and [[ChekovsGun keeps the bullet as a reminder]] (because "the bullet never lies"). He stops drinking, opens himself up to human connections again, and starts to turn himself around. Just in time for things to start going really bad.
5th Jan '18 8:00:16 AM Koveras
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* ''Film/TheHandmaiden'': Lady Hideko is driven to despair upon realizing that she has fallen in love with Sook-hee, whom she has been planning to con and who has, apparently, been trying to con her, in turn, without requiting her feelings. As she tries to hang herself, Sook-hee catches her mid-air and holds her up, tearfully proclaiming to have abandoned her con because she loves her, too. Eventually, Hideko is taken out of the noose, and the girls hatch a ''new'' con, that would see them escape together.
14th Oct '17 10:38:03 PM SchmittLenin
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* Music/LudwigVanBeethoven contemplated suicide after his loss of hearing, which usually would be a death sentence to a musician. Instead, he [[HeroicWillpower resolved to live his life as a composer]]. It's likely that this was a ''happily'' averted suicide for Beethoven himself, and it's definitely so for us today. This is because Beethoven went on to create some [[AwesomeMusic awesome works, such as the ''Moonlight Sonata'' and his ''Eroica/Pastoral/Choral Symphonies'']], leaving his mark in the history of classical music.

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* Music/LudwigVanBeethoven contemplated suicide after his loss of hearing, which usually would be a death sentence to a musician. Instead, he [[HeroicWillpower resolved to live his life as a composer]]. It's likely that this was a ''happily'' averted suicide for Beethoven himself, and it's definitely so for us today. This is because Beethoven went on to create some [[AwesomeMusic awesome works, such as the ''Moonlight Sonata'' and his ''Eroica/Pastoral/Choral Symphonies'']], leaving his mark as one of the greatest composer ever in the history of classical music.
19th Jun '17 11:32:57 AM Ciabella
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* In ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', Louis attempts to commit SuicideBySunlight, after breaking his solemn vow and turning Merrick into a vampire. He does burn, but there is enough of him left that when his friends pour their vampire blood over his body he comes back to life. The incident ends up permanently waking up Lestat from his years long stupor and bringing everyone involved closer together. Lestat, Louis, David and Merrick form "a new coven, lively, and delighted in each other's company, and excusing each other all past sins."
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.
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