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25th Jan '16 7:52:20 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': A variant in "To Catch a Rat". A agent suffering crippling injuries in an attempt on his life and loses all of his memories. Unlike most uses of this trope, his memory stays gone for 17 years. The Easy Amnesia comes into play when a blow to his head (from a child's swing) restores his memory instantly.
19th Jan '16 4:38:33 PM LinTaylor
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** Another realistic treatment is Piccolo's, or rather, Kami's memories. After arriving on Earth in a spaceship as a child, he had absolutely no memories of who he is or what he's doing there - he speculates that he probably hit his head. He also never recovers from it, and unlike Goku he never even finds out what his real name was (no, Piccolo is not his name; after Piccolo and Kami [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge back together and restore their original pre-split self to life]], the combined being refers to himself as "the Namek who has long since forgotten his name" but continues to go by Piccolo as a matter of convenience since he's no longer the Kami of Earth and has no real name to go by).
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** Another realistic treatment is Piccolo's, or rather, Kami's memories. After arriving on Earth in a spaceship as a child, he had absolutely no memories of who he is or what he's doing there - he speculates that he probably hit his head. He also never recovers from it, and unlike Goku he never even finds out what his real name was (no, Piccolo is not his name; (not that the reader ever finds out, either; he's called "the son of Katas" by Elder Guru or, after Piccolo and Kami [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge back together and restore their original pre-split self to life]], the combined being refers to re-merge into a single being]], he calls himself as "the Namek who Nameless Namekian"). ** Some ''DBZ'' video games have re-used this plot device for WhatIf stories; ''Budokai Tenkaichi 2'' has long since forgotten his name" it happen to Raditz while ''Supersonic Warriors 2'' does it to Broly. Both eventually get their memories back, but continues to go by Piccolo as a matter of convenience since he's no longer have been changed for the Kami of Earth better thanks to their time among the heroes (Raditz sacrifices himself to prevent the other Saiyans from attacking Earth, while Broly stays Mr. Satan's friend and has no real name to go by).student -- but still gets fired up when Goku is around).
7th Jan '16 7:00:19 PM nombretomado
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*** The game was indeed created, but was flushed down a toilet by Roger Wilco in ''SpaceQuestIV''. This temporal paradox caused the game to never be published.
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*** The game was indeed created, but was flushed down a toilet by Roger Wilco in ''SpaceQuestIV''.''VideoGame/{{Space Quest IV|Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers}}''. This temporal paradox caused the game to never be published.
29th Dec '15 3:19:04 PM margdean56
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* The "bump on the head" concept is taken to its logical extreme in a ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' storyline where the various antagonists, some who needs Groo to keep his memory, and some who needs him to forget, literally turns Groo's memory on and off by hitting him repeatedly on the head.
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* The "bump on the head" concept is taken to its logical extreme in a ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' storyline where the various antagonists, some who needs need Groo to keep his memory, and some who needs need him to forget, literally turns turn Groo's memory on and off by hitting him repeatedly on the head.
23rd Dec '15 4:50:27 PM MarkLungo
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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''The Recognition of Shakuntala'', an episode from the Ancient [[IndianLanguages Sanskrit]] epic ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' that was later [[AscendedExtra Expanded]] into a theatrical drama by the Indian playwright Kalidasa around the 1st century BC, is probably the UrExample of this trope. It's a [[BoyMeetsGirl Girl Meets Boy]] story about a woman named Shakuntala who meets Dushyanta and they get married him, only for him to get cursed with [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesia]] and completely forget her. The only way to lift the curse is to show him the ring that he gave her, but she loses the ring in a river. She eventually finds the ring by the end of the story, makes him remember, and then they live HappilyEverAfter.
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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''The Recognition of Shakuntala'', an episode from the Ancient [[IndianLanguages [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Sanskrit]] epic ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' that was later [[AscendedExtra Expanded]] into a theatrical drama by the Indian playwright Kalidasa around the 1st century BC, is probably the UrExample of this trope. It's a [[BoyMeetsGirl Girl Meets Boy]] story about a woman named Shakuntala who meets Dushyanta and they get married him, only for him to get cursed with [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Amnesia]] and completely forget her. The only way to lift the curse is to show him the ring that he gave her, but she loses the ring in a river. She eventually finds the ring by the end of the story, makes him remember, and then they live HappilyEverAfter.

7th Dec '15 9:09:51 AM Hossmeister
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* In the first case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'', Phoenix gets clubbed on the head just before the trial, and (naturally) loses his memory. This [[JustifiedTrope makes a bit more sense]] when you realize the level is the tutorial of a sequel.
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* In the first case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', Phoenix gets clubbed on the head just before the trial, and (naturally) loses his memory. This [[JustifiedTrope makes a bit more sense]] when you realize the level is the tutorial of a sequel.
6th Dec '15 7:29:33 AM kchishol
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode, "The Old Man and the Seaduck" had Baloo lose his memory of his flying skills. Thankfully, the cliche of the second bump on the head is avoided in the story and his memories return when a mysterious flight instructor reintroduces him to the joys of flying.
4th Dec '15 5:18:34 AM sorako
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* ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'' has a slightly more realistic example. A bump on the head eliminates a minor character's knowledge of Seiji's secret. Not only was this unnecessary to resolve the story, it also alters his personality a bit. The brain is a fragile thing.
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* ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'' ''Manga/MidoriDays'' has a slightly more realistic example. A bump on the head eliminates a minor character's knowledge of Seiji's secret. Not only was this unnecessary to resolve the story, it also alters his personality a bit. The brain is a fragile thing.
20th Nov '15 10:19:15 PM Freezer
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Kyle does remember. It's why he leaves at the end of the first half.
* Every ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' protagonist so far, except for the second of the second game. Raguna and Kyle don't recover at all. Aden and Sonja in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans'' break this trend, being the first ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' protagonists not to lose their memories. Lest and Frey will pick it back up in ''Rune Factory 4'', though.
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* Every ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' protagonist so far, except for the second of the second game. Raguna Raguna's memories are seemingly gone for good, [[VideoGame/RuneFactory3 Micah]] only gets some of his back and Kyle don't recover at all.[[VideoGame/RuneFactory2 Kyle]] seems to get his back in full, but [[TakeOurWordForIt we're never told]] who he really is. Aden and Sonja in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryOceans'' break this trend, being the first ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' protagonists not to lose their memories. Lest and Frey will pick it back picked up the thread in ''Rune Factory 4'', ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'', though.
12th Nov '15 10:04:02 PM Premonition45
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* Parodied in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', when Truman's father's inconvenient reappearance after being PutOnABus is to be explained as down to amnesia. When he admits this, the director looks suitably shame-faced.
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* Parodied in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', when Truman's father's inconvenient reappearance after being PutOnABus McLeaned is to be explained as down to amnesia. When he admits this, the director looks suitably shame-faced.
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