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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.
4th Feb '16 2:21:04 PM joepro9950
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** [[spoiler: The Avatar may count as well. We don't know what they were like before their mind got wiped, but we do know that they [[WeCanRuleTogether made a very different choice]] in the timeline where they didn't get amnesia.]]
24th Jan '16 6:47:37 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Metallo suffers from amnesia after being caught in an explosion. He ends up befriending a pair of children, and even saves their lives. As soon as his memories return he immediately reverts to evil.

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* In an episode of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Metallo suffers from amnesia after being caught in an explosion. He ends up befriending a pair of children, and even saves their lives. As soon as his memories return he immediately reverts to evil.
22nd Jan '16 5:35:40 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* Ben Chang of ''Series/{{Community}}'' claims to be suffering from 'Changnesia' for the duration of season four, presenting himself as the confused and harmless amnesic Kevin. This convinces nearly everyone to let him off the fact that he briefly ''took over the school via armed coup''. When he casually admits in season five to have faked the whole thing, he's still not brought to account for what he did.

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* Ben Chang of ''Series/{{Community}}'' claims to be suffering from 'Changnesia' for the duration of season four, presenting himself as the confused and harmless amnesic Kevin. This convinces nearly everyone to let him off the fact that he briefly ''took over the school via armed coup''. [[spoiler: When he casually Chang admits in season five to have he faked the whole thing, he's still not he finally gets brought to account for what he did.justice...[[CardboardPrison sort of.]]]]
12th Jan '16 4:26:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the Red Axe quest series' finale in ''{{RuneScape}}'', the player finds and defeats the Ogre shaman that had been manipulated into brainwashing many dwarves into Chaos dwarves over the years, the player is then given the chance to kill him for his crimes or to leave it alive. If the player lets him go, afterwards the shaman can be found in Gu'Tanoth, having given himself amnesia to forget about his past and living a normal ogre life.

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* In the Red Axe quest series' finale in ''{{RuneScape}}'', ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', the player finds and defeats the Ogre shaman that had been manipulated into brainwashing many dwarves into Chaos dwarves over the years, the player is then given the chance to kill him for his crimes or to leave it alive. If the player lets him go, afterwards the shaman can be found in Gu'Tanoth, having given himself amnesia to forget about his past and living a normal ogre life.
24th Nov '15 2:17:52 PM rixion
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5th Nov '15 10:37:58 AM Willbyr
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* Joshua Christopher from ''ChronoCrusade'' has this happen to him in the anime version--despite being 15, the insanity [[ComesGreatInsanity caused by Chrono's horns]] make him forget most of his backstory, and he even seems unaware that he's grown older and still acts like a child the majority of the time. In the end, [[spoiler: he loses the horns and becomes sane again--but forgets even MORE of his past than he did before and becomes even more childlike!]]

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* Joshua Christopher from ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has this happen to him in the anime version--despite being 15, the insanity [[ComesGreatInsanity caused by Chrono's horns]] make him forget most of his backstory, and he even seems unaware that he's grown older and still acts like a child the majority of the time. In the end, [[spoiler: he loses the horns and becomes sane again--but forgets even MORE of his past than he did before and becomes even more childlike!]]
4th Nov '15 12:14:35 PM eowynjedi
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* Terra of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has no memories but her name and is a TechnicalPacifist and TheIngenue.

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* Terra of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has no memories but her name and is a TechnicalPacifist and TheIngenue. She had previously been used as a living weapon by TheEmpire and initially must flee the town she doesn't remember attacking. Locke and Edgar make a point of telling people who resent her that she shouldn't be held responsible for acts she doesn't remember and was mind-controlled into committing.
9th Oct '15 2:48:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* When [[spoiler:Eric]] in ''TrueBlood'' loses his memory, he forgets his bloody and violent past and becomes innocent. This is responsible for much of the character development in season three and he even states at one point that he doesn't want to go back to who he used to be.

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* When [[spoiler:Eric]] in ''TrueBlood'' ''Series/TrueBlood'' loses his memory, he forgets his bloody and violent past and becomes innocent. This is responsible for much of the character development in season three and he even states at one point that he doesn't want to go back to who he used to be.



* ''SamanthaWho'' is built on this trope. The idea that Sam could ever have been "Bad Sam" strains plausibility -- she does good and bad things like anyone else, but she never comes ''close'' to the casual nastiness of her past self.
* Reversed in ''GilligansIsland.'' When Skipper gets amnesia, he turns into a lech and starts chasing Ginger around the island.

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* ''SamanthaWho'' ''Series/SamanthaWho'' is built on this trope. The idea that Sam could ever have been "Bad Sam" strains plausibility -- she does good and bad things like anyone else, but she never comes ''close'' to the casual nastiness of her past self.
* Reversed in ''GilligansIsland.''Series/GilligansIsland.'' When Skipper gets amnesia, he turns into a lech and starts chasing Ginger around the island.
2nd Oct '15 7:01:06 PM nombretomado
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* Once the vampire [[spoiler:Herik]] was resurrected in ''Series/BeingHuman'' it was as an amnesiac because the ritual wasn't performed by his {{Familiar}} who safeguarded his memories. As a result he's completely free of sin, to the point that crosses and stars of David have ''no effect on him''. Of course, being a vampire he has a HorrorHunger all the same, and being an amnesiac he has no context for what's wrong with him.

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* Once the vampire [[spoiler:Herik]] was resurrected in ''Series/BeingHuman'' ''Series/BeingHumanUK'' it was as an amnesiac because the ritual wasn't performed by his {{Familiar}} who safeguarded his memories. As a result he's completely free of sin, to the point that crosses and stars of David have ''no effect on him''. Of course, being a vampire he has a HorrorHunger all the same, and being an amnesiac he has no context for what's wrong with him.
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