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Ambiguous Name (new crowner 8/26/13): Jump Off A Bridge get usage counts

 1 Larkmarn, Tue, 20th Aug '13 10:54:44 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
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.

 2 Rethkir, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:13:11 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
The name is too broad and too specific at the same time. This trope happens a lot with rooves, as well. A better name would be Jumping As A Last Resort, or Jumping Escape, or something like that.

edited 20th Aug '13 11:13:47 AM by Rethkir

 3 Larkmarn, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:14:35 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
That just winds up sounding like it's interchangeable with No Escape but Down.

 4 Rethkir, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:16:10 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
[up] Then I think we should cut this.

 5 Septimus Heap, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:17:35 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
I think this could work as a subtrope, but the lack of wicks is concerning.

 6 StarSword, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:41:20 AM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
Off Bridge, onto Vehicle could work as a name. And I think this is distinct enough to be worth keeping as a subtrope of No Escape but Down given the added twist of landing on a vehicle.

edited 20th Aug '13 11:42:37 AM by StarSword

 7 Larkmarn, Tue, 20th Aug '13 11:45:52 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I agree with pretty much everything StarSword said. It's definitely distinct enough to be a subtrope, and his suggested name is better than anything I've come up with so far.

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.

 9 Spark 9, Wed, 21st Aug '13 2:41:14 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up][up][up] That works.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 10 Rethkir, Wed, 21st Aug '13 12:44:19 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
 11 Larkmarn, Wed, 21st Aug '13 12:52:05 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Potential other title: Overpass Escape.

 12 Willbyr, Wed, 21st Aug '13 2:09:18 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
[up][up] Single prop crowner's hooked.
This may have been launched somewhat prematurely, with only five replies and the last one saying Needs More Examples, but that was back in January 2011. I thought this was a renamed "Jump Off a Bridge" Rebuttal to be honest.

edited 21st Aug '13 6:15:57 PM by MorganWick

 14 Septimus Heap, Thu, 22nd Aug '13 12:04:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
I'll do some crosswicking on this after it's renamed.

It looks pretty unanimous, hollering for this to be called

 16 Willbyr, Sun, 25th Aug '13 7:44:00 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
I'mma go ahead and call this one for renaming.

edited 25th Aug '13 7:44:40 PM by Willbyr

Alternative Titles crowner. One of the variations listed says it can be off anything and not just a bridge, making it redundant with No Escape but Down.

 18 Willbyr, Mon, 26th Aug '13 6:09:02 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
[up] New crowner's hooked and the title's adjusted.
 19 Larkmarn, Tue, 17th Sep '13 8:34:46 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Bump.

 20 Septimus Heap, Wed, 16th Oct '13 11:09:39 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Let's try a votes bump: Off Bridge, onto Vehicle is at 8-1 votes.

 21 johnnye, Thu, 17th Oct '13 5:29:02 AM from Brighton, UK Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
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.
 22 StarSword, Thu, 17th Oct '13 8:45:22 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
SF-81A Black Knight
EDIT: Ignore, I misunderstood what he was talking about.

EDIT 2: What the guy above me is talking about could also sometimes be the supertrope to High Speed Hijack.

edited 17th Oct '13 8:50:12 PM by StarSword

 23 Septimus Heap, Thu, 17th Oct '13 10:23:00 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
^^We don't have it, as far as I know.

 24 Septimus Heap, Mon, 18th Nov '13 2:03:18 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
A last votes bump, since it's only 13 votes:

All else in red.

The only supertrope we have is No Escape but Down.

 25 Willbyr, Wed, 18th Dec '13 4:06:49 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling this one for Off Bridge, onto Vehicle.

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 name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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