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18th Apr '16 9:48:48 PM MasoTey
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Compare to ThePrecariousLedge.

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ThePrecariousLedge. See also FakeAssistedSuicide.
17th Apr '16 9:14:47 PM Stormseed
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** If he isn't exposed, he'll try to shoot the player character instead.
17th Apr '16 6:09:22 AM iowaforever
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* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie 7'' has a crowd of people attempting to talk down a jumper. Unfortunately for them, the "Everybody Do The Flop" guy shows up, and everybody (including the Jumper) does the Flop.
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17th Apr '16 6:01:49 AM iowaforever
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Colonel Potter encounters a soldier that had extensive facial injuries and wanted to kill himself because he feared that all of his loved ones would reject him. Potter does his best to convince the soldier otherwise, but to little avail. Eventually, he catches the soldier trying to use some of the camp's anesthetic gas to kill himself, and Potter feigns outrage before trying to "assist" the soldier with the deed. The soldier panics and tries to flee, proving Potter's point that he had not truly lost his will to live.
22nd Mar '16 6:29:29 PM FekketCantenel
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* As soon as the title character in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' awakens to find she's been infected with an immortal alien needle symbiote, she puts a shotgun in her mouth. When her best friend is unable to talk her out of it, the psychopath who infected her tries to point out that the symbiote will keep her alive. In the end, [[spoiler:all that saves her is the fact that the gun is empty]].
8th Mar '16 5:58:38 PM SnowLeopard84
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* Music/TheFray's song "How to Save a Life" is about someone attempting and failing to talk down a suicidal boy. The lead singer was inspired to write it by his time spent working at a camp for troubled teenagers, and a boy he met there, whom he said "no one could write a manual on how to save him."
3rd Mar '16 2:38:39 AM Tron80
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* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic "[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/no-good-deed-worm-au.379762/ No Good Deed]]", hero Assault tried to talk down Taylor when she was on the verge of jumping off a building after accidentally killing several thugs.
16th Feb '16 11:54:19 AM Jacob175
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* During one ''Broom Hilda'' Sunday strip, Hilda sees a man on a ledge about to jump, listing all the recent horrible things he's had. Hilda tells him of the even worse things in her life and the man decides that his life isn't so bad and decides not to jump. Upon now realizing how bad her own life is, she takes a plunge instead.



* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 12 Shinji found [[spoiler:Asuka]] when she was about to commit suicide. Firstly he tried to talk her out of it with the usual lines ("Please, don't do this"), but when he realized that she was prepared to resist his pleas, he decided [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit decieve her into allowing him get close enough to pry her gun away her]]. It worked.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 12 Shinji found [[spoiler:Asuka]] when she was about to commit suicide. Firstly he tried to talk her out of it with the usual lines ("Please, don't do this"), but when he realized that she was prepared to resist his pleas, he decided [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit decieve to deceive her into allowing him get close enough to pry her gun away her]]. It worked.]]



* Often turns up in ''Series/{{CSI}}''. It's usually the murderer of the week trying to take an easy way out, however one occassion combined this with an odd mix of SuicideByCop where a suicidal young man, who's failed suicide had led to his girlfriend doing the same, tried to jump off a ledge and tried to get said girlfriend's neighbour (who assumed that he murderered her) to kill him when the cops showed up to talk him down ([[spoiler: the neighbour's talked down, but the guy jumps...into a crash pad the fire department had time to set up while he was distracted]]).
* On an episode of ''ThePretender'', Jarod does this while working as a TV news cameraman.

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* Often turns up in ''Series/{{CSI}}''. It's usually the murderer of the week trying to take an easy way out, however one occassion occasion combined this with an odd mix of SuicideByCop where a suicidal young man, who's whose failed suicide had led to his girlfriend doing the same, tried to jump off a ledge and tried to get said girlfriend's neighbour (who assumed that he murderered murdered her) to kill him when the cops showed up to talk him down down. ([[spoiler: the The neighbour's talked down, but the guy jumps...into a crash pad the fire department had time to set up while he was distracted]]).
* On an episode of ''ThePretender'', ''Series/ThePretender'', Jarod does this while working as a TV news cameraman.



** In the episode "Earshot," Buffy talks [[spoiler:Jonathan Levinson]] out of killing himself, although she thinks that she is [[spoiler:convinving him not to commit mass murder instead]].

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** In the episode "Earshot," Buffy talks [[spoiler:Jonathan Levinson]] out of killing himself, although she thinks that she is [[spoiler:convinving [[spoiler:convincing him not to commit mass murder instead]].



* A semi-regular occurance on ''Series/BarneyMiller'', where the squad will get a call about a jumper and then return with the would-be suicide. In one episode Fish goes out to talk someone down while a woman is having a baby at the precinct. After she delivers Fish shows up and is told about the delivery. "You win some, you lose some." He was unsuccessful.

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* A semi-regular occurance occurrence on ''Series/BarneyMiller'', where the squad will get a call about a jumper and then return with the would-be suicide. In one episode Fish goes out to talk someone down while a woman is having a baby at the precinct. After she delivers Fish shows up and is told about the delivery. "You win some, you lose some." He was unsuccessful.



* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxBeyondTimeAndSpace'' episode one, the title pair have to talk [[spoiler:Jimmy Two-Teeth]] out of jumping to his death. Unfortunately, Sam's attempts to talk him out of jumping are countered by Max's encoouragement to jump. They finally go to get the only one who can talk him out of it: [[spoiler:his wife.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxBeyondTimeAndSpace'' episode one, the title pair have to talk [[spoiler:Jimmy Two-Teeth]] out of jumping to his death. Unfortunately, Sam's attempts to talk him out of jumping are countered by Max's encoouragement encouragement to jump. They finally go to get the only one who can talk him out of it: [[spoiler:his wife.]]



* In GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas, CJ comes across a rapper threatening to jump. He makes a token effort to get him down, but in the end steals a straw truck so he lands semi-safely.
* In ''HatePlus'', during the {{harem}} route, you have to help *Hyun-ae, an AI, stop another AI, *Mute, from essentially committing suicide by wiping everything but her core data, done by selecting pre-set arguments appealing to *Mute's coded directives of duty and honor.

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* In GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas, VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas, CJ comes across a rapper threatening to jump. He makes a token effort to get him down, but in the end steals a straw truck so he lands semi-safely.
* In ''HatePlus'', ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', during the {{harem}} route, you have to help *Hyun-ae, an AI, stop another AI, *Mute, from essentially committing suicide by wiping everything but her core data, done by selecting pre-set arguments appealing to *Mute's coded directives of duty and honor.



* Played for humor in Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace. In the superhero arc, Kingman comes across a jumper and gives an somewhat overly-peppy and sugary speech. The man agrees not to jump if Kingman would stop talking.



* Parodied in an episode of ''BeavisAndButthead'': the title characters encounter a banker who attempts suicide when his embezzlement are exposed by the police. When they argue in favor of suicide, the man misinterprets their argument as assurance that he is not alone and other people care about him. He then embraces the duo, much to their displeasure.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''BeavisAndButthead'': ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'': the title characters encounter a banker who attempts suicide when his embezzlement are exposed by the police. When they argue in favor of suicide, the man misinterprets their argument as assurance that he is not alone and other people care about him. He then embraces the duo, much to their displeasure.



** Very darkly subverted in the second Christmas special, which parodies ItsAWonderfulLife. Charlie is given the mission to get Butthead to kill himself after the duo's antics over the past year has caused so much damage that it causes everyone in town to desperately pray to the Powers That Be to make them go away. It fails, as Butthead is extremely unimpressed with the idyllic Highland that would apparently exist if he had never been born.
* Moe Syzlak on TheSimpsons has been used to parody this trope several times, as his frequent suicide attempts usually fail on their own volition, and when the townsfolk do attempt to talk him down, they don't exactly do it in the most understanding way.
* An unusual spin on this trope shows up in CodeLyoko. Aelita shuts off the supercomputer (previously shown to have devastating and possibly lethal consequences for her). Jeremie finds her and turns the computer back on. When she comes to, he scolds her about throwing her life away. Unlike most examples, Aelita has a legitimate reason for suicide; her death would also remove the threat of the computer virus XANA who has nearly killed her friends multiple times.

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** Very darkly subverted in the second Christmas special, which parodies ItsAWonderfulLife.Film/ItsAWonderfulLife. Charlie is given the mission to get Butthead to kill himself after the duo's antics over the past year has caused so much damage that it causes everyone in town to desperately pray to the Powers That Be to make them go away. It fails, as Butthead is extremely unimpressed with the idyllic Highland that would apparently exist if he had never been born.
* Moe Syzlak on TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons has been used to parody this trope several times, as his frequent suicide attempts usually fail on their own volition, and when the townsfolk do attempt to talk him down, they don't exactly do it in the most understanding way.
* An unusual spin on this trope shows up in CodeLyoko.WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko. Aelita shuts off the supercomputer (previously shown to have devastating and possibly lethal consequences for her). Jeremie finds her and turns the computer back on. When she comes to, he scolds her about throwing her life away. Unlike most examples, Aelita has a legitimate reason for suicide; her death would also remove the threat of the computer virus XANA who has nearly killed her friends multiple times.
18th Jan '16 6:50:44 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Parodied in an episode of ''BeavisAndButthead'': the title characters encounter a banker who attempts suicide when his embezzlements are exposed by the police. When they argue in favor of suicide, the man misinterprets their arguement as assurance that he is not alone and other people care about him. He then embraces the duo, much to their displeasure.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''BeavisAndButthead'': the title characters encounter a banker who attempts suicide when his embezzlements embezzlement are exposed by the police. When they argue in favor of suicide, the man misinterprets their arguement argument as assurance that he is not alone and other people care about him. He then embraces the duo, much to their displeasure.



** Very darkly subverted in the second christmas special, which parodies ItsAWonderfulLife. Charlie is given the mission to get Butthead to kill himself after the duo's antics over the past year has caused so much damage that it causes everyone in town to desperatly pray to the Powers That Be to make them go away. It fails, as Butthead is extremely unimpressed with the idyllic Highland that would apparently exist if he had never been born.
* Moe Syzlak on TheSimpsons has been used to parody this trope several times, as his frequent suicide attempts usually fail on their own volition, and when the townsfolk do attempt to talk him down, they dont exactly do it in the most understanding way.

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** Very darkly subverted in the second christmas Christmas special, which parodies ItsAWonderfulLife. Charlie is given the mission to get Butthead to kill himself after the duo's antics over the past year has caused so much damage that it causes everyone in town to desperatly desperately pray to the Powers That Be to make them go away. It fails, as Butthead is extremely unimpressed with the idyllic Highland that would apparently exist if he had never been born.
* Moe Syzlak on TheSimpsons has been used to parody this trope several times, as his frequent suicide attempts usually fail on their own volition, and when the townsfolk do attempt to talk him down, they dont don't exactly do it in the most understanding way.way.
* An unusual spin on this trope shows up in CodeLyoko. Aelita shuts off the supercomputer (previously shown to have devastating and possibly lethal consequences for her). Jeremie finds her and turns the computer back on. When she comes to, he scolds her about throwing her life away. Unlike most examples, Aelita has a legitimate reason for suicide; her death would also remove the threat of the computer virus XANA who has nearly killed her friends multiple times.
24th Dec '15 9:51:33 AM FF32
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* Inverted in a ''Series/{{Tosh0}}'' skit, where Tosh's idea of talking someone off a ledge was yelling "Jump!" and tripping them.
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