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19th Feb '17 4:48:42 AM jamespolk
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* ''The End'', a 1978 film starring Burt Reynolds as a self-centered man named Sonny who, after learning he is terminally ill, is determined to end his life, especially after getting little sympathy from others. Sonny's attempts to kill himself, however, all fail ... including in the climatic scene, where he attempts to drown himself in the middle of the ocean, only to change his mind at the last moment and bargain with God to let him live. Of course ... there's also some comic attempts by Sonny's deranged friend to kill him off, which also fail.

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* ''The End'', a 1978 film starring Burt Reynolds as a self-centered man named Sonny who, after learning he is terminally ill, is determined ''Film/MonOncleDAmerique'': Rene tries to end his life, especially after getting little sympathy from others. Sonny's attempts to kill himself, however, all fail ... including in the climatic scene, where he attempts to drown hang himself in the middle of the ocean, only to change but is saved when his mind at the last moment and bargain with God landlady enters his room to let tell him live. Of course ... there's also some comic attempts by Sonny's deranged friend to kill him off, which also fail.that his wife called.
16th Feb '17 6:40:32 PM FF32
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* In the Gingerbread House-chapter of ''RuleOfRose'' Jennifer walks in on Gregory with a gun on his temple. Considering all that happens later on, it might have been a good idea to leave him be, though whether he would have gone through with it anyway is hard to say.

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* In the Gingerbread House-chapter of ''RuleOfRose'' ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' Jennifer walks in on Gregory with a gun on his temple. Considering all that happens later on, it might have been a good idea to leave him be, though whether he would have gone through with it anyway is hard to say.
14th Feb '17 8:43:34 PM Mullon
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* In a very early GoldenAge ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic, Superman saved the life of a man who jumped off a bridge. He turned out to be a former champion boxer whose career had fallen apart when his crooked agent drugged him so that he would lose a title bout. Superman then spent the rest of the issue helping the man win back his title (And getting Clark Kent a promotion for his articles predicting the boxer's comeback).
* In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', Superman [[http://deemah122.tumblr.com/post/55953506713/overland-frost-youre-much-stronger-than-you goes to help a desperate teenage girl who's about to throw herself off a building]]. He hugs her and convinces her not to do so:

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} does this a lot when he's not TalkingDownTheSuicidal.
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In a very early GoldenAge ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comic, Superman saved the life of a man who jumped off a bridge. He turned out to be a former champion boxer whose career had fallen apart when his crooked agent drugged him so that he would lose a title bout. Superman then spent the rest of the issue helping the man win back his title (And getting Clark Kent a promotion for his articles predicting the boxer's comeback).
* ** In ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', Superman [[http://deemah122.tumblr.com/post/55953506713/overland-frost-youre-much-stronger-than-you goes to help a desperate teenage girl who's about to throw herself off a building]]. He hugs her and convinces her not to do so:



* ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin'': {{Subverted|Trope}}; After a nasty moment with Luthor, Superman comes up to the ''Daily Planet'' roof and finds ComicBook/JimmyOlsen standing on the edge, his head down. Supes flies toward him, shouting, "Don't jump!" but then finds out that Jimmy ''wasn't'' planning on jumping; he was just saying a final, depressed goodbye to Metropolis before his planned departure.

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* ** ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin'': {{Subverted|Trope}}; After a nasty moment with Luthor, Superman comes up to the ''Daily Planet'' roof and finds ComicBook/JimmyOlsen standing on the edge, his head down. Supes flies toward him, shouting, "Don't jump!" but then finds out that Jimmy ''wasn't'' planning on jumping; he was just saying a final, depressed goodbye to Metropolis before his planned departure.departure.
** In ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'' Bizarro saves Lucy Lane's life when she decides she can't stand being blind anymore. This is before Bizarro's CloneDegeneration fully set in.
** In ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' the Superman from ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' saves a girl (who looks an awful lot like the ''All-Star Superman'' girl) after she deliberately walks off a roof.
-->"Giving up never helped anyone, miss. Trust me on that."
8th Feb '17 3:00:20 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'': "I CAN'T GET THE CAP OFF!"

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* ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'': ''Film/Cyberbully2011'': "I CAN'T GET THE CAP OFF!"
5th Feb '17 2:12:24 PM Dcoetzee
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* In ''LifeIsStrange'', one pivotal moment revolves around you arriving just in time to witness a suicide. Fortunately, your time-rewinding powers allow you to reverse it and try to talk them down. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, your powers fail just as the conversation begins, giving you only one chance to talk them down. It's very difficult to succeed.]]

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* In ''LifeIsStrange'', one pivotal moment revolves around you arriving just in time to witness a suicide. Fortunately, your time-rewinding powers allow you to reverse it and try to talk them down. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, your powers fail just as the conversation begins, giving you only one chance to talk them down. It's very difficult to succeed.succeed, requiring a deep knowledge of the suicidal character that can only be gleamed from a thorough examination of their belongings.]]
5th Feb '17 12:12:39 PM Rodrigokun
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton attempts suicide because he feels he can no longer provide for his family, just as he's pointed the barrel at his temple and is about to pull the trigger his wife Didi interrupts him by telling him he needs to take care of their baby too, he sets the gun on the floor and realizes that G.H. needs him so he can provide for him, we then see him pick up the gun at this point Hank arrives and tries to talk him out of it and hears a shot he bursts through the door and finds Cotton slumped over seemingly dead but as it turns out he put the gun in G.H.'s hands and pulled the trigger to shoot a mattress.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton attempts suicide because he feels he can no longer provide for his family, just family. Just as he's pointed the barrel at his temple and is about to pull the trigger his wife Didi interrupts him by telling him he needs to take care of their baby too, too; he sets the gun on the floor and realizes that G.H. needs him so he can provide for him, we him. We then see him pick up the gun gun; at this point Hank arrives and tries to talk him out of it and hears a shot he shot. He bursts through the door and finds Cotton slumped over seemingly dead but as it turns out he put the gun in G.H.'s hands and pulled the trigger to shoot a mattress.
5th Feb '17 12:05:55 PM Rodrigokun
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* Happened on the first episode of the (original) ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''. In despair over finding himself stuck in 1973 Manchester and wanting desperately to return to the present day (2006), Sam Tyler climbs onto the roof of the police headquarters, fully intending to jump. Annie Cartwright, the WPC with a degree in psychology, tries to talk him down and her words do reach him, but what ultimately convinces him to quit is noticing some grains of sand on Annie's hand (from when she was climbing up to save him). Thinking that amount of detail could never be conceived in his own mind, he takes her words to heart and climbs down with her.
* Happened in ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' Episode 1.18: "April Is the Cruelest Month". Roger Azarian writes a screenplay which leads Brandon Walsh to believe he wants to kill his father. As Roger points the gun to his face, this is clearly not the case and he talks him out of it. In hindsight, one two occasions Roger had mentioned "Not being there anymore". The episode ends with Brandon visiting Roger in the Psych ward and incredibly cheesy friendship music playing.

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* Happened on the first episode of the (original) (the original) ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''. In despair over finding himself stuck in 1973 Manchester and wanting desperately to return to the present day (2006), Sam Tyler climbs onto the roof of the police headquarters, fully intending to jump. Annie Cartwright, the WPC with a degree in psychology, tries to talk him down and her words do reach him, but what ultimately convinces him to quit is noticing some grains of sand on Annie's hand (from when she was climbing up to save him). Thinking that amount of detail could never be conceived in his own mind, he takes her words to heart and climbs down with her.
* Happened in ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' Episode 1.18: "April Is the Cruelest Month". Roger Azarian writes a screenplay which leads Brandon Walsh to believe he wants to kill his father. As Roger points the gun to his face, this is clearly not the case and he talks him out of it. In hindsight, one on two occasions Roger had mentioned "Not "not being there anymore". The episode ends with Brandon visiting Roger in the Psych ward and incredibly cheesy friendship music playing.
5th Feb '17 11:54:33 AM Rodrigokun
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** Later that season, [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Charles Logan]] is about to commit suicide with his own personal firearm after he he thinks that his part in the grand conspiracy is about to be exposed. Cue a call from a mysterious benefactor...]]

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** Later that season, [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Charles Logan]] is about to commit suicide with his own personal firearm after he he thinks that his part in the grand conspiracy is about to be exposed. Cue a call from a mysterious benefactor...]]
5th Feb '17 11:06:10 AM Dcoetzee
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* In ''LifeIsStrange'', one pivotal moment revolves around you arriving just in time to witness a suicide. Fortunately, your time-rewinding powers allow you to reverse it and try to talk them down. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, your powers fail just as the conversation begins, giving you only one chance to talk them down. It's very difficult to succeed.]]
8th Jan '17 10:37:56 PM Ragitsu
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** Later that season, [[spoiler: [[PresidentEvil Charles Logan]] is about to commit suicide with his own personal firearm after he he thinks that his part in the grand conspiracy is about to be exposed. Cue a call from a mysterious benefactor...]]
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