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20th Mar '16 3:20:11 PM Aiguille
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* InMediaRes: The film basically starts over In Medias Res ''every three minutes''. The main character can't form new memories, and so the entire story takes place backwards so that the audience has the same kind of experience that the main character does.

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* InMediaRes: InMediasRes: The film basically starts over In Medias Res ''every three minutes''. The main character can't form new memories, and so the entire story takes place backwards so that the audience has the same kind of experience that the main character does.
29th Feb '16 6:28:31 PM Wuz
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* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Teddy Gammel]]. Complicated because his intentions aren't purely evil. While he's manipulating Lenny for his own purposes, [[spoiler:he also does it to help Lenny function in daily life, and Lenny is also manipulating ''himself'' into killing innocent people just so he has a purpose in life. Teddy is a smug and greedy enabler, while Lenny is a willing serial killer... and tragically doesn't even remember it.]]

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* TreacherousAdvisor: [[spoiler:Teddy Gammel]].[[spoiler:Teddy, a.k.a. John Gammell]]. Complicated because his intentions aren't purely evil. While he's manipulating Lenny for his own purposes, [[spoiler:he also does it to help Lenny function in daily life, and Lenny is also manipulating ''himself'' into killing innocent people just so he has a purpose in life. Teddy is a smug and greedy enabler, while Lenny is a willing serial killer... and tragically doesn't even remember it.]]
17th Feb '16 10:08:34 AM eroock
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* CountryMatters: That's how Natalie finally gets Leonard to snap [[WouldHitAGirl and punch her]].

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* CountryMatters: That's how Natalie finally gets Leonard to snap [[RageBreakingPoint snap]] and [[WouldHitAGirl and punch her]].



* WouldHitAGirl: Lenny, although it took Natalie [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech some]] [[CountryMatters effort]] to get him reach his RageBreakingPoint.



14th Feb '16 4:20:06 PM eroock
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* VictoryGuidedAmnesia: A variation is used, but only because the main character suffers from short-term memory loss.
14th Feb '16 4:19:08 PM eroock
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* SubliminalSeduction: After his wife's death, Sammy is shown sitting in a mental institution. [[spoiler:Briefly, just after someone walks in front of him and before the scene cuts back to Leonard on phone, Sammy's character is actually replaced by Leonard sitting in the same chair.]]
14th Feb '16 4:18:31 PM eroock
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* RealIsBrown: The film uses mostly muted tones and director Creator/ChristopherNolan originally intended it to have a completely blue pallette, but included greens and greys as well. The scenes that take place in chronological order are in black and white.
14th Feb '16 4:17:29 PM eroock
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* DynamicEntry: Subverted in one of the only funny moments in the movie. Leonard knocks on a guy's hotel room door, and kicks the door open and knocks him out as soon as he looked through the peep-hole. Then Leonard looks at the unconscious man, and realizes that he just kicked in the wrong door.

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* DynamicEntry: Subverted in one of the only funny moments in the movie. Leonard knocks on a guy's hotel room door, and kicks the door open and knocks him out as soon as he looked through the peep-hole. Then Leonard looks at the unconscious man, man [[SixIsNine and his note]], and realizes that he just kicked in the wrong door.



** Even worse, but seemingly more innocent: "Remember Sammy Jenkis." [[spoiler:This is Leonard's way of [[MindRape using his own condition against himself]], to continue perpetuating the lie that is Sammy Jenkis as a existing person and that he's not a walking, talking Evidence Dungeon. By putting it on his hand, he ensures he'll look at it every so often.]]

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** Even worse, but seemingly more innocent: "Remember Sammy Jenkis." [[spoiler:This is Leonard's way of [[MindRape [[MemoryGambit using his own condition against himself]], to continue perpetuating the lie that is Sammy Jenkis as a existing person and that he's not a walking, talking Evidence Dungeon. By putting it on his hand, he ensures he'll look at it every so often.]]
14th Feb '16 4:16:30 PM eroock
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* DrosteImage: While not in the film itself, there's the [[http://chasenchamberlain.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/memento.jpg box art]] for the film.

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* DrosteImage: While not in the film itself, there's the [[http://chasenchamberlain.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/memento.[[http://thecineclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Memento.jpg box art]] for the film.
14th Feb '16 4:15:47 PM eroock
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* AmnesiaDanger: At one point, Leonard assumes he's chasing a man until said man starts shooting at him, at which point he realizes that the man is chasing ''him.'' He escapes, but upon having reached the hotel room of the man, he hides in the bathroom and prepares to ambush his quarry with a wine bottle. However, he forgets why he is there as well and assumes he was about take a shower, leaving him unprepared for when the enemy does arrive.
* AmnesiaLoop: Implied to have happened several times with Leonard. [[spoiler: Leonard is implied to have killed several people who he thought killed his wife, than destroyed the evidence of "success" after the killings, then was driven to find a killer all over again. If Teddy is to be believed, they killed the person who broke into Leonard's house a long time ago and on top of that, its actually Leonard himself who accidentally killed her, though she's as much to blame. ]]



* AmnesiaDanger: At one point, Leonard assumes he's chasing a man until said man starts shooting at him, at which point he realizes that the man is chasing ''him.'' He escapes, but upon having reached the hotel room of the man, he hides in the bathroom and prepares to ambush his quarry with a wine bottle. However, he forgets why he is there as well and assumes he was about take a shower, leaving him unprepared for when the enemy does arrive.
* AmnesiaLoop: Implied to have happened several times with Leonard. [[spoiler: Leonard is implied to have killed several people who he thought killed his wife, than destroyed the evidence of "success" after the killings, then was driven to find a killer all over again. If Teddy is to be believed, they killed the person who broke into Leonard's house a long time ago and on top of that, its actually Leonard himself who accidentally killed her, though she's as much to blame. ]]



* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Constantly, to the point where it's more like "What Did I Do Thirty Seconds Ago?"


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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Constantly, to the point where it's more like "What Did I Do Thirty Seconds Ago?"
14th Feb '16 4:15:05 PM eroock
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* BathroomEscape: Lenny escapes from the tattoo parlor through a backroom window.

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* BathroomEscape: BathroomBreakOut: Lenny escapes from the tattoo parlor through a backroom window.
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