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4th Sep '16 8:13:57 AM binaroid
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** In [[Anime/GhostInTheShell the first movie]], the antagonist gets a random garbage man to do some jobs for him by promising to help him getting back his wife and daughter, which both never existed. Another mook seems to have been completely mind wiped, leaving only the basics of his cover identity with no knowledge about his actual boss. In both cases, it works flawlessly.

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** In [[Anime/GhostInTheShell the first movie]], the antagonist gets a random garbage man to do some jobs for him by promising to help him getting back his wife and daughter, which both never existed. Another mook who was the garbage man's direct contact seems to have been completely mind wiped, leaving only the basics of his cover identity with no knowledge about his actual boss. In both cases, it works flawlessly.flawlessly until someone [[PullTheThread Pulls The Thread]]. The garbage man is told that it's impossible to completely erase the false memories.
14th Aug '16 2:33:28 PM GM_3826
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** [[spoiler: To sum up: Biolizard is created as an ultimate life form. Shadow is then created as the ultimate life form as well, using extra alien DNA. Then, Shadow nearly died, got recovered by Eggman with Amnesia. He used Shadow's template to create a bunch of robots. So, Shadow's fake memories are real memories... but since (as Eggman acknowledges) this was not the result of Project Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog is the "real" one.]]

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** [[spoiler: To sum up: Biolizard is created as an ultimate life form. Shadow is then created as the ultimate life form as well, using extra alien DNA. Then, Shadow nearly died, got recovered by Eggman with Amnesia.amnesia. He used Shadow's template to create a bunch of robots. So, Shadow's fake memories are real memories... but since (as Eggman acknowledges) this was not the result of Project Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog is the "real" one.]]
14th Aug '16 2:32:27 PM GM_3826
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** [[spoiler: To sum up: Biolizard is created as an ultimate life form. Shadow is then created as the ultimate life form as well, using extra alien DNA. So, Shadow is a more advanced prototype then Biolizard. Then, Shadow nearly died, got recovered by Eggman with Amnesia. He used Shadow's template to create a bunch of robots. So, Shadow's fake memories are real memories.]]

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** [[spoiler: To sum up: Biolizard is created as an ultimate life form. Shadow is then created as the ultimate life form as well, using extra alien DNA. So, Shadow is a more advanced prototype then Biolizard. Then, Shadow nearly died, got recovered by Eggman with Amnesia. He used Shadow's template to create a bunch of robots. So, Shadow's fake memories are real memories.memories... but since (as Eggman acknowledges) this was not the result of Project Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog is the "real" one.]]
8th Aug '16 6:12:43 PM jormis29
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* There a several magical abilities in ''{{Exalted}}'' that can modify or remove memories. Most such effects cause false memories in the place of whatever was tampered with. For example, the Sidereal charm Avoidance Kata teleports the user out of a fight and makes everyone present forget that he was ever there to begin with. If the Sidereal has done something important during the scene, then those present misremember the deed as being done by someone else.

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* There a several magical abilities in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' that can modify or remove memories. Most such effects cause false memories in the place of whatever was tampered with. For example, the Sidereal charm Avoidance Kata teleports the user out of a fight and makes everyone present forget that he was ever there to begin with. If the Sidereal has done something important during the scene, then those present misremember the deed as being done by someone else.
30th Jul '16 2:49:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main issue driving James Sunderland through ''SilentHill2'' is that he has immersed himself in a fantasy quest based completely around a fabricated recollection of his wife's death, which has replaced the truth in his mind.

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* The main issue driving James Sunderland through ''SilentHill2'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' is that he has immersed himself in a fantasy quest based completely around a fabricated recollection of his wife's death, which has replaced the truth in his mind.



* This is the premise behind ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic's'' TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter is former Sith Lord Darth Revan, reprogrammed to act as a Jedi agent and pursue the [[ArtifactOfDoom Star Forge]].]]

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* This is the premise behind ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic's'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic's'' TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter is former Sith Lord Darth Revan, reprogrammed to act as a Jedi agent and pursue the [[ArtifactOfDoom Star Forge]].]]



* In ''VagrantStory'', main character Ashley's generic tragic {{Backstory}} is picked apart through the game to explain his [[CursedWithAwesome incredible fighting prowess]], but neither one seems to quite add up. Ultimately he chooses to leave his past behind him, and [[TheUnreveal we never find out which one is true]].

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* In ''VagrantStory'', ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', main character Ashley's generic tragic {{Backstory}} is picked apart through the game to explain his [[CursedWithAwesome incredible fighting prowess]], but neither one seems to quite add up. Ultimately he chooses to leave his past behind him, and [[TheUnreveal we never find out which one is true]].



* In ''StarCraft'', many marines and other low-ranking Terran infantry have their memories altered (usually to remove criminal character traits such as serial killing, cannibalism, etc) using technology; this is called neural resocialization. The technology acts as a RestrainingBolt. Ghosts underwent a similar treatment, but the newest generation of Ghosts just undergo LaserGuidedAmnesia instead (since that's harder to fix). The main character of one of the novels has been resocialized, and several supporting characters in the book have undergone the same treatment.

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* In ''StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', many marines and other low-ranking Terran infantry have their memories altered (usually to remove criminal character traits such as serial killing, cannibalism, etc) using technology; this is called neural resocialization. The technology acts as a RestrainingBolt. Ghosts underwent a similar treatment, but the newest generation of Ghosts just undergo LaserGuidedAmnesia instead (since that's harder to fix). The main character of one of the novels has been resocialized, and several supporting characters in the book have undergone the same treatment.



* As a general rule, any event referenced in ''GeminiRue'' that isn't explicitly shown onscreen has at least a chance of having been artificially implanted. [[spoiler:In the end, Kane is the only surviving main character who knows anything of his real backstory.]]

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* As a general rule, any event referenced in ''GeminiRue'' ''VideoGame/GeminiRue'' that isn't explicitly shown onscreen has at least a chance of having been artificially implanted. [[spoiler:In the end, Kane is the only surviving main character who knows anything of his real backstory.]]
29th Jul '16 1:58:29 PM Willbyr
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* Eirin of the {{Touhou}} doujin ''The Silence of the Rabbits'' turns out to be quite skilled at this. [[spoiler:Her experiments in cloning were responsible for the creation of Reisen as a SuperSoldier, and Reisen's memories of her past turn out to be these. In addition, Eirin, after finishing off the monstrously evil clone that is responsible for the doujin's copious amounts of NightmareFuel, does a heroic variant of this by rewriting both Reisen and Tewi's memories so that the horrible things they endured at the clone's hands (which necessitated putting their brains into new bodies) is remembered as nothing but a bad dream]].

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* Eirin of the {{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin ''The Silence of the Rabbits'' turns out to be quite skilled at this. [[spoiler:Her experiments in cloning were responsible for the creation of Reisen as a SuperSoldier, and Reisen's memories of her past turn out to be these. In addition, Eirin, after finishing off the monstrously evil clone that is responsible for the doujin's copious amounts of NightmareFuel, does a heroic variant of this by rewriting both Reisen and Tewi's memories so that the horrible things they endured at the clone's hands (which necessitated putting their brains into new bodies) is remembered as nothing but a bad dream]].
27th Jul '16 6:33:36 AM igordebraga
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* Many viewers supposedly remember scenes from the film ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' when it was shown in theaters such as Ron playing Quidditch. This is impossible as those things were ''never'' shot for this film.
* When the film ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' was first released on VHS, a ToBeContinued caption was added at the end to set up the coming sequel. Many people "remember" seeing this caption when the movie was originally in theaters and the filmmakers have had a hard time convincing them that this would be impossible. At the time, most of the films directed by Creator/RobertZemeckis had flopped and so his only hope for ''Back to the Future'' was that it would make its money back. There were certainly no sequels planned at that stage.

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* Even the collective memory is prone to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confabulation fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world]], at times totally different from recorded evidence.
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Many viewers supposedly remember scenes from the film ''Harry Potter ''Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix'' when it was shown in theaters such as Ron playing Quidditch. This is impossible as those things were ''never'' shot for this film.
* ** When the film ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' was first released on VHS, a ToBeContinued caption was added at the end to set up the coming sequel. Many people "remember" seeing this caption when the movie was originally in theaters and the filmmakers have had a hard time convincing them that this would be impossible. At the time, most of the films directed by Creator/RobertZemeckis had flopped and so his only hope for ''Back to the Future'' was that it would make its money back. There were certainly no sequels planned at that stage.



* During the 2002 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beltway_sniper_attacks Beltway sniper attacks]], many witnesses reported having seen a white van; it turned out the killers used a blue Chevy Caprice.
* The Mandela Effect stems from this trope; [[WildMassGuessing it theorizes]] that fake memories are in fact glimpses into alternate universes. Its name is derived from a blog post where the OP said that she thought she remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison, and shared that memory with several people at Dragoncon 2005, when in fact he was still alive at the time (he died in 2013).

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* ** During the 2002 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beltway_sniper_attacks Beltway sniper attacks]], many witnesses reported having seen a white van; it turned out the killers used a blue Chevy Caprice.
* ** The Mandela Effect stems from this trope; [[WildMassGuessing it theorizes]] that fake memories are in fact glimpses into alternate universes. Its name is derived from a blog post where the OP said that she thought she remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison, and shared that memory with several people at Dragoncon 2005, when in fact he was still alive at the time (he died in 2013).
13th Jul '16 9:16:13 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* Many viewers supposedly remember scenes from the film ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' when it was shown in theaters such as Ron playing Quidditch. This is impossible as those things were ''never'' shot for this film.
22nd Jun '16 2:01:59 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Kikaider}}'' in the four part OVA [[spoiler:It is revealed that Reiko was actually a robot without anyone, including her, knowing. All of her memories were made up and the false memories was purposely made to lead her and her friends to their doom.]]

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* In ''{{Kikaider}}'' ''Series/{{Kikaider}}'' in the four part OVA [[spoiler:It is revealed that Reiko was actually a robot without anyone, including her, knowing. All of her memories were made up and the false memories was purposely made to lead her and her friends to their doom.]]
21st Jun '16 5:20:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'' [[spoiler:Albert Maverick, the CEO of [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV,]] has the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] ability to implant and alter memories. He uses his powers twice on Barnaby in order to frame a well-known NEXT criminal for the murder of the latter's parents (though it's implied that his manipulation of Barnaby's memories is ''far more extensive'' than what was shown on-screen), and also on a number of other characters to make them [[{{Unperson}} forget Kotetsu's very existence.]]]]

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' [[spoiler:Albert Maverick, the CEO of [[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV,]] has the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] ability to implant and alter memories. He uses his powers twice on Barnaby in order to frame a well-known NEXT criminal for the murder of the latter's parents (though it's implied that his manipulation of Barnaby's memories is ''far more extensive'' than what was shown on-screen), and also on a number of other characters to make them [[{{Unperson}} forget Kotetsu's very existence.]]]]
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