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21st Mar '18 12:14:08 PM TheTropper
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* ''[[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 Dangan Ronpa V3: Killing Harmony]]'': In Chapter 4, the group enters a virtual world to learn anything about the outside, [[spoiler:during their investigation, Gonta is manipulated by Kokichi into murdering Miu after he believed he would be performing a MercyKill for everyone. However, prior to entering the virtual world, Gonta accidentally placed his virtual headset plugins into the wrong outlets, as a result, he had no recollection of anything he did during his time in the virtual world, including killing Miu.]]



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. [[spoiler:The protagonist]] is a perfect example of this trope: not only were their memories gone, they were also [[spoiler:programmed with a new identity, loyal to the Republic]]. That is, if you follow the light side path.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': [[spoiler:The protagonist]] is a perfect example of this trope: not only were their memories gone, they were also [[spoiler:programmed with a new identity, loyal to the Republic]]. That is, if you follow the light side path.
22nd Jan '18 3:55:05 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Tabula Rasa," the main characters all get LaserGuidedAmnesia due to a spell cast by Willow. This trope comes into play with [[TokenEvilTeammate Spike]]--as a vampire, he [[OurSoulsAreDifferent has no soul]] and thus literally no sense of innate morality, and only avoids killing people because he has a RestrainingBolt. Without his memories you would assume that his amoral instincts would take over, but no, even when he discovers that he's a vampire he assumes that he's a good one.
6th Jan '18 12:01:44 PM shawn_allen
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** In an ironic twist, the man who triggered the monk's memory freely admitted to it, and was also given a memory wash, becoming another monk in the same order, in effect, his replacement.
6th Jan '18 3:31:28 AM jormis29
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* The patient known as Bob Smith fits this category in ''Cherry Ames at Hilton Hospital'' by Helen Wells.

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* The patient known as Bob Smith fits this category in ''Cherry Ames ''Literature/CherryAmes at Hilton Hospital'' by Helen Wells.
4th Dec '17 8:29:55 AM Spacedragon1999
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** Averted in the Akito the Exiled OVA, in which [[spoiler: Lelouch is brainwashed to serve the Britannian Emperor (whom he loathes and wants dead) with complete and utter loyalty, while leaving his cleverness, ruthlessness and cunning. The result is the new Imperial Military Advisor, Lord Julius Kingsley, who is everything Lelouch despises; he carries out multiple aircraft bombings throughout the territory of Euro Britannia, each with the approximate strength of a F.L.E.I.J.A. nuclear warhead, then initiates massive war strikes with absolutely no concern for the massive loss of civilian life, enough to halt his fellow Britannian war leaders in their tracks.]]
27th Oct '17 8:34:45 PM Jacob175
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* An issue of the {{Transformers}} comics had Starscream lose his memories in a freak accident once. Optimus considered this as Starscream's chance to start over with a clean slate. But of course StatusQuoIsGod...

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* An issue of the {{Transformers}} ComicBook/TheTransformers comics had Starscream lose his memories in a freak accident once. Optimus considered this as Starscream's chance to start over with a clean slate. But of course StatusQuoIsGod...









* Henry Crawford in the MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries after being shot is this. He's quite bewildered to find a bunch of strangers are really annoyed with him.

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* Henry Crawford in the MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries ''Literature/MrAndMrsDarcyMysteries'' after being shot is this. He's quite bewildered to find a bunch of strangers are really annoyed with him.


















* ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'': [[spoiler:Sarah may or may not be this, depending on how you play. Consider her pre-amnesia life that we see involved murdering the rest of the crew, you'd have to work to make her as bad as that.]]



** Tangerine lost her memories through being transformed to succubus. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-28 The effect is more child-like than evil]].

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** Tangerine lost her memories through being transformed to into a succubus. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-28 The effect is more child-like than evil]].



* 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 [[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.

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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 "sex feels great! 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 back, [[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.
27th Jun '17 6:37:07 PM Scraggle
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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, and people who do MemoryGambit also abuses this trope in order to further their (usually bad_ plans.

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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, and people who do MemoryGambit also abuses this trope in order to further their (usually bad_ plans.
6th Jun '17 6:35:49 PM DokutaMaki
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* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'': the protagonists meet and befriend a childish and somewhat clumsy GentleGiant whom they end up nicknaming "Dai-chan," on account of his size and inability to remember anything about himself, even his name. When "Dai-chan" recovers his memories, however, all of his innocence is destroyed by the revelation that he is actually [[spoiler: the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent fangire]] Rook, a merciless mass murderer who makes a game out of killing as many people as he can in a set time limit, and is solely responsible for at least one genocide.]]
25th May '17 4:27:42 AM Fuyumoto
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** Kagura is a more straight example. She has done ''absolutely'' nothing wrong.

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** Kagura is a more straight example. She has done ''absolutely'' nothing wrong.another example, but isn't focused on as much.
24th May '17 10:52:44 PM Fuyumoto
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* [[AmnesiacHero Abe no Seimei]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' definitely qualifies, even though he often fears that he might have [[AmnesiacDissonance done bad things in the past]]. [[spoiler: The only crime he committed then was to ''accidentally'' create [[EvilCounterpart Kuro]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality Seimei]].]]

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* [[AmnesiacHero Abe no Seimei]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' definitely qualifies, even though he often fears that he might have [[AmnesiacDissonance done bad things in the past]]. [[spoiler: The only crime he committed then was to ''accidentally'' create [[CreateYourOwnVillain create]] [[EvilCounterpart Kuro]] [[LiteralSplitPersonality Seimei]].]]
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