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22nd Aug '16 5:28:01 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.

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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', ''Film/CrocodileDundee''II, Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.
22nd Aug '16 5:18:50 PM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Mickey sees a would-be jumper on a ledge so he goes up to the floor, goes out on the opposite side of the building and acts like he's just taking a stroll when he comes around the corner the jumper is on. As the jumper is near the edge, Mickey asks him if he could please step aside and let him pass. When the man tells him the he's going to jump, Mick takes a look down, like he never heard of the concept, and remarks, "You'd kill yourself, mate." Eventually, Mickey talks him down.
22nd Aug '16 3:31:56 PM Statzkeen
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* Aravis, the heroine of ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'', nearly takes her own life rather than be forced into a marriage as a teenager with a man several times her own age. Her horse, Hwin, who turns out to be a Narnian talking horse, tries to talk her out of suicide. It works partially because Hwin convinces her that "If you live, your fortunes may yet improve, but if you die, then they can't", partially because partnering with a talking horse gives her a means of escape, and partially because ''holy crap, a talking horse?!'' helps snap her out of it.
25th Jul '16 3:04:41 PM fdsa1234567890
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** In "If-Then-Else" Shaw has to do this to a guy in a bomb vest in a dramatic rather than comedic take. As it is made more difficult by the fact that she is a sociopath, she tries to call another team member for help. The question of which team member is best able to help her is a question that The Machine is trying to answer in its GroundhogDayLoop simulation. In the failed versions, Shaw shoots the guy and ends up arrested.
** Played for even more drama when Shaw is the one being talked down, as a result of the fact that [[HeroicBSOD she is questioning reality]] based on [[LotusEaterMachine her experiences]] as a prisoner of Samaritan in which she experienced thousands of simulations. When Shaw puts a gun to her own head, [[StopOrIShootMyself Root does the same.]]
15th Jul '16 6:43:17 PM AriRockefeller
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* In ''VideoGame/UnderTale'': Undyne reveals that she first met Dr. Alphys while Alphys was staring into the abyss (a waterfall with no visible bottom) and remarks that she looked, "contemplative." Undyne asked Alphys what she thought of the abyss...which led to Alphys spending ''hours'' explaining every single theory she had to a now captivated Undyne.
26th Jun '16 12:18:45 AM NerdySaxophone
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* "A Better Place, A Better Time" by StreetlightManifesto is about this.
19th Jun '16 10:39:07 AM LDSTroper1
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*In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, [[spoiler:although he doesn't act on it, when Snape and Dumbledore talk after Lily Potter's death, Snape makes the much forgotten remark "I wish... I wish I were dead...". Dumbledore quickly shoots this down by saying in a harsh tone "And what use would that be to anyone?"]]
29th May '16 5:49:30 AM LazuLazuli
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* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mP6LCQc0I8 My R]] is about a suicidal girl that keeps running into other girls when she goes to jump. She's shown making the first two girls realize that their issues aren't worth dying over and convincing [[AbusiveParents the third one]] to wait a bit longer. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] at the end of the song, when it's revealed that there never were any other girls. The song is actually about the girl going over her own motives for suicide and talking ''herself'' down. [[DrivenToSuicide By the end, she's given up on trying.]]]]

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* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mP6LCQc0I8 My R]] is about a suicidal girl that keeps running into other girls when she goes to jump. She's shown making the first two girls realize that their issues aren't worth dying over and convincing [[AbusiveParents the third one]] to wait a bit longer. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] at the end of the song, when it's revealed that there never were any other girls. The song is actually about the girl going over her own motives for suicide and talking ''herself'' down. [[DrivenToSuicide By the end, she's given she gives up on trying.this and jumps.]]]]
29th May '16 5:36:31 AM LazuLazuli
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* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mP6LCQc0I8 My R]] is about a suicidal girl that keeps running into other girls when she goes to jump. She's shown making the first two girls realize that their issues aren't worth dying over and convincing [[AbusiveParents the third one]] to wait a bit longer. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] at the end of the song, when it's revealed that there never were any other girls. The song is actually about the girl going over her own motives for suicide and talking ''herself'' down. [[DrivenToSuicide By the end, she's given up on trying.]]]]
18th Apr '16 9:48:48 PM MasoTey
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Compare to ThePrecariousLedge.

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Compare to ThePrecariousLedge.
ThePrecariousLedge. See also FakeAssistedSuicide.
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