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7th Oct '16 3:25:33 PM Generality
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* A plot device in ''Film/TheMajestic''.

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* A plot device in ''Film/TheMajestic''.''Film/TheMajestic'': the main character, a Hollywood writer, loses most of his memory in an accident, and the people who rescue him mistake him for a missing person from their town, causing him to create an accidental false identity. His memory returns when he sees one of his own films.
31st Aug '16 8:27:28 PM PaulA
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** The same thing happens to the protagonist of [[spoiler: Saberhagen's ''The Frankenstein Papers'']]. Justified in the report he files, after regaining his memory and realizing he's [[spoiler: an alien who'd been investigating the electrical activity in Frankenstein's lab: amnesia is a typical side-effect of exposure to high voltages in his species, and the lab's equipment wasn't properly insulated]].

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** The same thing happens to the protagonist of [[spoiler: Saberhagen's * In Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''The Frankenstein Papers'']]. Justified in the report he files, after regaining his memory and realizing he's [[spoiler: Papers'', [[spoiler:it turns out that Frankenstein's creature was actually an alien who'd been struck with amnesia while investigating the electrical activity in Frankenstein's lab: amnesia is a typical side-effect of exposure to high voltages in his species, and the lab's equipment wasn't properly insulated]].
31st Aug '16 8:07:49 PM Pamina
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* This trope is central to the plot of ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', by Creator/RichardWagner.

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* This A magically-enduced version of this trope is central to the plot of ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', by Creator/RichardWagner.Creator/RichardWagner, as Siegfried is given a potion that makes him forget he ever met Brünnhilde.
23rd Aug '16 2:45:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zigzagged in one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' story where Simon bar Sinister's Forget-me-Net causes the hero to forget who he is and think's he's an apple peddler. When Sweet Polly realizes this, she and several citizens try to hit him over the head to cure him, but seeing as he's invulnerable, none of it works; even attempting it with a ''steam shovel'' only breaks the machine. Eventually, Polly accidentally invokes the flaw in Simon's device (which is simply, saying his name when he can hear it) and he snaps out of it.
* Zigzagged in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales''. Chumley is hit on the head and thinks he's a rich businessman; once Tennessee finds out what's wrong with him, he takes the smart option for once, and attempts to take him to a doctor. However, Chumley resists his attempts, and after HillarityEnsues, he knocks himself on the head again and is cured.
14th Aug '16 12:47:32 PM Adam43
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* In one chapter of ''Manga/SquidGirl'' (and in one episode of season 2 in the anime) Squid Girl loses her memory after she falls down some stairs. Eiko and the others try to restore Squid Girl's memory, but things do not work out well. That is where the "decorative hat" Squid Girl has comes into play with another role. One may recall at one point that according to Squid Girl, if her "hat" is taken off, she dies. That is what restores Squid Girl's memory when Squid Girl tries to take it off, and everything is back to normal.

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* In one chapter of ''Manga/SquidGirl'' ''SquidGirl'' (and in one episode of season 2 in the anime) Squid Girl loses her memory after she falls down some stairs. Eiko and the others try to restore Squid Girl's memory, but things do not work out well. That is where the "decorative hat" hat Squid Girl has comes into play with another role. One may recall at one point that according to Squid Girl, if her "hat" hat is taken off, she dies. That is what restores Squid Girl's memory at the end of the chapter/episode when Squid Girl tries to take it off, and everything is back to normal.
14th Aug '16 12:45:36 PM Adam43
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* In one chaper of ''Manga/SquidGirl'' (and in one episode of season 2 in the anime) Squid Girl loses her memory after she falls down some stairs. Eiko and the others try to restore Squid Girl's memory, but things do not work out well. That is where the "decorative hat" Squid Girl has comes into play with another role. One may recall at one point that according to Squid Girl, if her "hat" is taken off, she dies. That is what restores Squid Girl's memory when Squid Girl tries to take it off, and everything is back to normal.

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* In one chaper chapter of ''Manga/SquidGirl'' (and in one episode of season 2 in the anime) Squid Girl loses her memory after she falls down some stairs. Eiko and the others try to restore Squid Girl's memory, but things do not work out well. That is where the "decorative hat" Squid Girl has comes into play with another role. One may recall at one point that according to Squid Girl, if her "hat" is taken off, she dies. That is what restores Squid Girl's memory when Squid Girl tries to take it off, and everything is back to normal.
14th Aug '16 12:44:51 PM Adam43
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* In one chaper of ''Manga/SquidGirl'' (and in one episode of season 2 in the anime) Squid Girl loses her memory after she falls down some stairs. Eiko and the others try to restore Squid Girl's memory, but things do not work out well. That is where the "decorative hat" Squid Girl has comes into play with another role. One may recall at one point that according to Squid Girl, if her "hat" is taken off, she dies. That is what restores Squid Girl's memory when Squid Girl tries to take it off, and everything is back to normal.
4th Aug '16 8:35:42 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{Sisters}}''. Second-oldest sister Teddy doesn't remember anything about her life after being shot in the head. But within one episode that only takes place over several days, she regains her memory and never again suffers any ill effects from her injury.
* Subverted on most [[SoapOpera soap operas]]. While characters being injured and not remembering anything about their past life is a very common plot, the recovery is somewhat realistic--occurring over a period of time, with intermittent flashbacks.
** Completely averted with ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Jason Quartermaine after he suffered brain damage in a car accident. When he woke up not remembering anything about his life beforehand, viewers naturally assumed this trope would play out. Only for him to never remember anything and adapt a completely new identity as Jason Morgan.
4th Aug '16 9:30:16 AM Discar
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Referenced. Aizawa, an alien investigating the Earth for her highly advanced species, believes that humans can have their memories erased by blunt force trauma. We have no idea if this would actually work, because everyone refuses to let her use her "memory erasure device" on them because it's just an ordinary hammer.
13th Jul '16 6:02:32 PM Adept
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* Rachel [=McKenna=] from ''ShortlandStreet'' lost her memory and underwent a total personality change when she was struck by lightning. After several weeks all it took was a simple electric shock from a lamp to get her memory and her old personality back. Only now she couldn't remember anything that happened when she suffered from the amnesia.

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* Rachel [=McKenna=] from ''ShortlandStreet'' ''Series/ShortlandStreet'' lost her memory and underwent a total personality change when she was struck by lightning. After several weeks all it took was a simple electric shock from a lamp to get her memory and her old personality back. Only now she couldn't remember anything that happened when she suffered from the amnesia.
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