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19th Sep '16 8:50:07 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist of Creator/PiersAnthony's first ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book ''On a Pale Horse'' is about to commit suicide when he's interrupted by The Grim Reaper, showing up in time to collect his soul. Face to face with mortality, he turns the gun upon and shoots Death, and then Fate shows up and tells him "Congratulations, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt you're the new Death]]."

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* The protagonist of Creator/PiersAnthony's first ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' book ''On a Pale Horse'' ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'' is about to commit suicide when he's interrupted by The Grim Reaper, TheGrimReaper, showing up in time to collect his soul. Face to face with mortality, he turns the gun upon and shoots Death, and then Fate shows up and tells him "Congratulations, [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt you're the new Death]]."
18th Sep '16 12:10:37 AM CaptainTedium
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* Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' short "Malcolm and Melvin". Melvin prepares to commit suicide by jumping off his window ledge, but he decides life is worth living when he hears Malcolm playing his trumpet.
10th Sep '16 12:18:11 PM ElegantVamp
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** His interview was featured in the documentary ''The Golden Gate Bridge Suicides'' which includes multiple variations on this situation. One man talks about taking pictures of the bridge and needing a few minutes to realize that he's taking pictures of a woman who has stepped over the ledge and is about to jump.

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** His interview was featured in the documentary ''The Golden Gate Bridge Suicides'' Bridge'' which includes multiple variations on this situation. One man talks about taking pictures of the bridge and needing a few minutes to realize that he's taking pictures of a woman who has stepped over the ledge and is about to jump.
25th Aug '16 3:29:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ArchipelagoExodus''' EmotionlessGirl Rie Nepas tries to kill herself after the death of her [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]]. She [[BurialInSpace rigs his ashes to a rocket]] and quietly stands inside the blast radius, only to be rescued by her on-again-off-again friend Natalie.

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* ''ArchipelagoExodus''' ''Roleplay/ArchipelagoExodus''' EmotionlessGirl Rie Nepas tries to kill herself after the death of her [[HeterosexualLifePartners Heterosexual Life Partner]]. She [[BurialInSpace rigs his ashes to a rocket]] and quietly stands inside the blast radius, only to be rescued by her on-again-off-again friend Natalie.
16th Aug '16 11:02:44 PM PaulA
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* A couple of instances from the Literature/VorkosiganSaga:
** In ''Barrayar'', Cordelia interrupts Kou, when he is about to slit his throat with the sword she had acquired for him. He tries to pretend that he wasn't serious about it.

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* A couple of instances from the Literature/VorkosiganSaga:
''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Barrayar'', ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'', Cordelia interrupts Kou, when he is about to slit his throat with the sword she had acquired for him. He tries to pretend that he wasn't serious about it.
24th Jul '16 3:03:17 PM nombretomado
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* A 1940s ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Happy Birthdaze" has Popeye meeting Shorty, a friendless nebbish who is about to shoot himself - in a Paramount Pictures in-joke, Popeye tries to compliment him by saying he looks like BobHope, and a horrified Shorty puts a ''bigger'' gun to his head! By the end of the cartoon [[spoiler: Shorty has messed things up for Popeye so bad that ''Popeye'' shoots the little shnook!]]

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* A 1940s ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "Happy Birthdaze" has Popeye meeting Shorty, a friendless nebbish who is about to shoot himself - in a Paramount Pictures in-joke, Popeye tries to compliment him by saying he looks like BobHope, Creator/BobHope, and a horrified Shorty puts a ''bigger'' gun to his head! By the end of the cartoon [[spoiler: Shorty has messed things up for Popeye so bad that ''Popeye'' shoots the little shnook!]]
17th Jul '16 6:18:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/CityLights'' [[Creator/CharlieChaplin The Tramp]] convinces a man not to drown himself. They become friends afterwards. Apparently the man gets suicidal often when drunk.
10th Jul '16 11:04:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' Fluttershy has crippling social anxiety. During Show And Tell one day she was convinced to bring one of her birds. The bird was startled and a pony hit it in panic. The bird died of its injuries. Fluttershy felt so terrible over the incident that she tried to kill herself, though she was caught before she bled out.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' Fluttershy has crippling social anxiety.anxiety and is in an asylum. During Show And Tell one day she was convinced to bring one of her birds. The bird was startled and a pony hit it in panic. The bird died of its injuries. Fluttershy felt so terrible over the incident that she tried to kill herself, though she was caught before she bled out.


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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10593518/1/Darkness-Burning Darkness Burning]]'' takes place in an AlternateUniverse where Elsa's parents didn't die. After reaching adulthood, her sister Anna ended up married and moved to another kingdom while Elsa stayed stuck in the same depressed state she was prior to her IAmBecomingSong. Elsa attempted suicide but was found by her parents. Afterwards Anna came back to see her and she wasn't allowed to be alone for weeks.
28th Jun '16 3:37:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Buy Mitsui, in ''JenniferGovernment''. He calls the titular character for help after he first pulled the trigger because ''he does not know how to work the safety on the gun.'' They wind up in a relationship which pretty thoroughly removes any of his suicidal inclinations.

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* Buy Mitsui, in ''JenniferGovernment''.''Literature/JenniferGovernment''. He calls the titular character for help after he first pulled the trigger because ''he does not know how to work the safety on the gun.'' They wind up in a relationship which pretty thoroughly removes any of his suicidal inclinations.
25th Jun '16 9:21:41 PM nombretomado
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* At the very beginning of ''BaldursGate'', you encounter a man about to jump into a gorge. He decides not to jump no matter what you say to him.

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* At the very beginning of ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', you encounter a man about to jump into a gorge. He decides not to jump no matter what you say to him.
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