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11th Mar '17 10:22:37 AM Getta
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A subtrope of RousseauWasRight, since the amnesiac is operating without the social conditioning of their life experience so far, and by extension opposed to InTheBlood, since if wickedness were genetic an amnesiac would be just as evil without their memories as with them. Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness. On a darker note, DeathOfPersonality may be employed to invoke this.

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A subtrope of RousseauWasRight, since the amnesiac is operating without the social conditioning of their life experience so far, and by extension opposed to InTheBlood, since if wickedness were genetic an amnesiac would be just as evil without their memories as with them. Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness. On a darker note, DeathOfPersonality may be employed to invoke this.
this, and people who do MemoryGambit also abuses this trope in order to further their (usually bad_ plans.
2nd Feb '17 8:47:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the fangame ''TouhouMother'', Porky loses his memories when he lands in Gensokyo. He's actually a decent person during this period, and makes particular friends with Marisa. Then he gets his memories back and [[spoiler:almost immediately begins taking over Gensokyo, becoming the game's BigBad.]]

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* In the fangame ''TouhouMother'', ''VideoGame/TouhouMother'', Porky loses his memories when he lands in Gensokyo. He's actually a decent person during this period, and makes particular friends with Marisa. Then he gets his memories back and [[spoiler:almost immediately begins taking over Gensokyo, becoming the game's BigBad.]]



* ''TwoKinds'': Pre-amnesia Trace Legacy is a genocidal {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t. Post-amnesia Trace Legacy falls in LoveAtFirstSight [[InterspeciesRomance with a]] [[PettingZooPeople Keidran]].
* The infamous ''Avatar'' comic ''HowIBecameYours'' uses this trope to redeem Azula (and hook her up with Sokka).

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* ''TwoKinds'': ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'': Pre-amnesia Trace Legacy is a genocidal {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t. Post-amnesia Trace Legacy falls in LoveAtFirstSight [[InterspeciesRomance with a]] [[PettingZooPeople Keidran]].
* The infamous ''Avatar'' comic ''HowIBecameYours'' ''Webcomic/HowIBecameYours'' uses this trope to redeem Azula (and hook her up with Sokka).



* Mike from ''TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'' often has no memory of what he does regardless of good or bad whenever one of his personas take control of him.

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* Mike from ''TotalDrama ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Revenge of the Island'' often has no memory of what he does regardless of good or bad whenever one of his personas take control of him.
30th Jan '17 3:12:03 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* Subverted and Deconstructed like crazy on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where Peter loses ''all'' his life memories and thus is rendered childlike. Lois eventually teaches him sex since they're husband and wife, and sex is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Peter decides sex feels great! and proceeds to sleep around on her. When Lois protest that he's supposed to just sleep with her because they're married, he thinks that's a stupid idea because sex feels great, and thus ([[AmbiguousInnocence like a]] [[PureIsNotGood child]]) he feels he should be able to enjoy it with whomever he wants, whenever he wants. He also goes around acting like an excessively [[TheHedonist hedonistic]], [[ItsAllAboutMe entitled]] ManChild. When he gains his memories back [[WeWantOurOldJerkBack the family is relieved]], and he apologizes to Lois for cheating on her since he was an amnesiac at the time, and thus he didn't know any better.

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* Subverted and Deconstructed like crazy on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where Peter loses ''all'' his life memories and thus is rendered childlike. Lois eventually teaches him sex since they're husband and wife, and sex is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Peter decides sex feels great! and proceeds to sleep around on her. When Lois protest that he's supposed to just sleep with her because they're married, he thinks that's a stupid idea because sex feels great, and thus ([[AmbiguousInnocence like a]] [[PureIsNotGood child]]) he feels he should be able to enjoy it with whomever he wants, whenever he wants. He also goes around acting like an excessively [[TheHedonist hedonistic]], [[ItsAllAboutMe entitled]] ManChild. When he gains his memories back [[WeWantOurOldJerkBack [[WeWantOurJerkBack the family is relieved]], and he apologizes to Lois for cheating on her since he was an amnesiac at the time, and thus he didn't know any better.
22nd Jan '17 9:47:01 AM WarriorsGate
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Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness. On a darker note, DeathOfPersonality may be employed to invoke this.

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A subtrope of RousseauWasRight, since the amnesiac is operating without the social conditioning of their life experience so far, and by extension opposed to InTheBlood, since if wickedness were genetic an amnesiac would be just as evil without their memories as with them. Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness. On a darker note, DeathOfPersonality may be employed to invoke this.
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* ''Series/DarkMatter'': After the crew of the Raza discover the things they're done before their memories were wiped clean, they are all thoroughly disgusted with themselves.
15th Jan '17 4:55:57 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted and Deconstructed like crazy on an episode of ''FamilyGuy'', where Peter loses ''all'' his life memories and thus is rendered childlike. Lois eventually teaches him sex since they're husband and wife, and sex is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Peter decides sex feels great! and proceeds to sleep around on her. When Lois protest that he's supposed to just sleep with her because they're married, he thinks that's a stupid idea because sex feels great, and thus ([[AmbiguousInnocence like a]] [[PureIsNotGood child]]) he feels he should be able to enjoy it with whomever he wants, whenever he wants. He also goes around acting like an excessively [[TheHedonist hedonistic]], [[ItsAllAboutMe entitled]] ManChild. When he gains his memories back [[WeWantOurOldJerkBack the family is relieved]], and he apologizes to Lois for cheating on her since he was an amnesiac at the time, and thus he didn't know any better.

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\n* Subverted and Deconstructed like crazy on an episode of ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where Peter loses ''all'' his life memories and thus is rendered childlike. Lois eventually teaches him sex since they're husband and wife, and sex is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Peter decides sex feels great! and proceeds to sleep around on her. When Lois protest that he's supposed to just sleep with her because they're married, he thinks that's a stupid idea because sex feels great, and thus ([[AmbiguousInnocence like a]] [[PureIsNotGood child]]) he feels he should be able to enjoy it with whomever he wants, whenever he wants. He also goes around acting like an excessively [[TheHedonist hedonistic]], [[ItsAllAboutMe entitled]] ManChild. When he gains his memories back [[WeWantOurOldJerkBack the family is relieved]], and he apologizes to Lois for cheating on her since he was an amnesiac at the time, and thus he didn't know any better.



12th Dec '16 1:46:29 AM Tron80
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* Subverted with Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} in ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''. Kara is a pretty innocent, naive, scared teenager that cannot remember anything of her past. Batman suspects that her innocence may be an act, especially after Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} kidnaps her and brainwashes her. After being rescued Kara also wonders what kind of person she was. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} When some of her memories appear to return]]'', they are pretty terrible and she believes she was a bad person before losing her memory. However, [[spoiler:she eventually got her real memories back, which proved she was always a good, well-meaning girl]].
5th Nov '16 7:22:26 PM zarpaulus
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Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness.

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Because they are innocent and not actively good, it may also lead to CriminalAmnesiac, through being too trusting. They may also wreak all kinds of havoc through innocent unawareness.
unawareness. On a darker note, DeathOfPersonality may be employed to invoke this.
18th Sep '16 2:11:43 PM kazokuhouou
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* The Amnesiac starts out as this in every game of ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem''. Whether he ''stays'' that way or not depends on what role he picks.
20th Aug '16 2:09:27 PM Give1Take2
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* Subverted and Deconstructed like crazy on an episode of ''FamilyGuy'', where Peter loses ''all'' his life memories and thus is rendered childlike. Lois eventually teaches him sex since they're husband and wife, and sex is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Peter decides sex feels great! and proceeds to sleep around on her. When Lois protest that he's supposed to just sleep with her because they're married, he thinks that's a stupid idea because sex feels great, and thus ([[AmbiguousInnocence like a]] [[PureIsNotGood child]]) he feels he should be able to enjoy it with whomever he wants, whenever he wants. He also goes around acting like an excessively [[TheHedonist hedonistic]], [[ItsAllAboutMe entitled]] ManChild. When he gains his memories back [[WeWantOurOldJerkBack the family is relieved]], and he apologizes to Lois for cheating on her since he was an amnesiac at the time, and thus he didn't know any better.
7th May '16 11:16:26 PM Statzkeen
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ChildrenAreInnocent. Amnesiacs have memories as short as children's. Therefore, amnesiacs are innocent -- and may have other childlike, or childish, traits to boot.

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ChildrenAreInnocent. Amnesiacs have memories as short as children's. Therefore, amnesiacs are innocent -- and may have other childlike, or childish, traits to boot.
boot. In addition, even if they actually have committed crimes, they may honestly have no memory of having done so.
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