For such a ubiquitous action trope, this is not thriving. 12 wicks, not a great deal of examples on the page.
In case it's not clear from the title (which sounds like either "Jump Off a Bridge" Rebuttal or suicide attempt), it's that classic escape trope where you leap off an overpass onto a moving car/train below and make your escape on top of it. I think a clearer name is in order. This is much more prevalent than the page indicates.
From playing Guess That Trope, I thought it was like those threats I make a lot, often in jest ("Why don't you stuff your nose with fire ants and jump into a canyon?" "Why don't you choke on crayons and throw yourself off the Taipei 101?") This is a trope I see a lot of times, but never bothered to find. Support renaming.
Just like to raise the question of Missing Supertrope Syndrome:
Do we really have a trope for jumping onto a moving vehicle from a bridge, but not for simply jumping onto a moving vehicle?
The much more stereotypical use of that trope, I would have thought, would be the endlessly-parodied Speed-esque "jumping from one vehicle to another" scene, which wouldn't be covered by the overly-specific definition we seem to be working with here.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
Alternative Titles: Jump Off A Bridge
25th Aug '13 9:30:37 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.