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19th May '16 8:57:16 AM Seanette
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* An episode of [[Series/TheOuterLimits1995 the remake of ''The Outer Limits'' had almost the same plot as on ''Deep Space Nine'', with [[{{Series/Frasier}} David Hyde Pierce]] as the creator of a virtual prison which works by implanted memories. However, it works ''too'' well, such that the first prisoner put into it dies of shock after he gets caught up in a virtual riot. Then the creator is himself sent to prison when he's convicted of causing the man's death by negligence. [[spoiler: It turns out this all happened inside of his head after he went inside the virtual prison to save the man. Feeling guilty in creating it, he sent ''himself'' to a virtual prison for twenty years]]. It was titled ''The Sentence'' , fittingly enough.

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* An episode of [[Series/TheOuterLimits1995 the remake of ''The Outer Limits'' Limits'']] had almost the same plot as on ''Deep Space Nine'', with [[{{Series/Frasier}} David Hyde Pierce]] as the creator of a virtual prison which works by implanted memories. However, it works ''too'' well, such that the first prisoner put into it dies of shock after he gets caught up in a virtual riot. Then the creator is himself sent to prison when he's convicted of causing the man's death by negligence. [[spoiler: It turns out this all happened inside of his head after he went inside the virtual prison to save the man. Feeling guilty in creating it, he sent ''himself'' to a virtual prison for twenty years]]. It was titled ''The Sentence'' , fittingly enough.
19th May '16 8:56:23 AM Seanette
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* An episode of [[Series/TheOuterLimits1995 the remake of ''The Outer Limits'' had almost the same plot as on ''Deep Space Nine'', with [[{{Series/Frasier David Hyde Pierce]] as the creator of a virtual prison which works by implanted memories. However, it works ''too'' well, such that the first prisoner put into it dies of shock after he gets caught up in a virtual riot. Then the creator is himself sent to prison when he's convicted of causing the man's death by negligence. [[spoiler: It turns out this all happened inside of his head after he went inside the virtual prison to save the man. Feeling guilty in creating it, he sent ''himself'' to a virtual prison for twenty years]]. It was titled ''The Sentence'' , fittingly enough.

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* An episode of [[Series/TheOuterLimits1995 the remake of ''The Outer Limits'' had almost the same plot as on ''Deep Space Nine'', with [[{{Series/Frasier [[{{Series/Frasier}} David Hyde Pierce]] as the creator of a virtual prison which works by implanted memories. However, it works ''too'' well, such that the first prisoner put into it dies of shock after he gets caught up in a virtual riot. Then the creator is himself sent to prison when he's convicted of causing the man's death by negligence. [[spoiler: It turns out this all happened inside of his head after he went inside the virtual prison to save the man. Feeling guilty in creating it, he sent ''himself'' to a virtual prison for twenty years]]. It was titled ''The Sentence'' , fittingly enough.
17th May '16 1:39:38 PM Willbyr
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** [[spoiler: Asuna]] has fake memories of a normal childhood in the mundane world as part of her success at [[IJustWantToBeNormal becoming normal]] ten years prior.

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** [[spoiler: Asuna]] [[spoiler:Asuna]] has fake memories of a normal childhood in the mundane world as part of her success at [[IJustWantToBeNormal becoming normal]] ten years prior.



* ''[[{{VideoGame/DeusEx}} Deus Ex]]'': An email suggests that [[spoiler: JC has these of his younger days, and is actually only a few years old in reality. However, other emails also talk about his time in school, and Bob Page mentions his parents in one taunt, so the truth is still up in the air.]]

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* ''[[{{VideoGame/DeusEx}} Deus Ex]]'': ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': An email suggests that [[spoiler: JC has these of his younger days, and is actually only a few years old in reality. However, other emails also talk about his time in school, and Bob Page mentions his parents in one taunt, so the truth is still up in the air.]]



* Pratically the entire premise of ''KingdomHearts: Chain of Memories'', as [[spoiler: the character of Namine]] has the power to rewrite memories.
** Also, in the second game, "VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII", [[spoiler: Roxas]] has a false past of happy friends and a pretty hometown. [[spoiler: He's really a Nobody, who has to effectively die to wake the player character Sora from a Naminé-induced coma.]]

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Pratically the entire premise of ''KingdomHearts: Chain of Memories'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the character of Namine]] has the power to rewrite memories.
** Also, in the second game, "VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII", In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', [[spoiler: Roxas]] has a false past of happy friends and a pretty hometown. [[spoiler: He's really a Nobody, who has to effectively die to wake the player character Sora from a Naminé-induced coma.]]
4th May '16 12:18:05 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Aigami altered the memories of everyone in Domino City, implanting the notion that he was a new student at Domino High School.
24th Mar '16 12:17:47 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[spoiler: Fate]] and her memories of a happier childhood with [[spoiler: a kinder [[EvilMatriarch mother]]. The memories themselves ''are'' real, but they belonged to someone else: Alicia Testarossa, the little girl [[CloningBlues that she was cloned from]].]] [[HeroicBSOD She doesn't take the realization that they're not her own very well]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has [[spoiler: Fate]] and her memories of a happier childhood with [[spoiler: a kinder [[EvilMatriarch mother]]. The memories themselves ''are'' real, but they belonged to someone else: Alicia Testarossa, the little girl [[CloningBlues that she was cloned from]].]] [[HeroicBSOD She doesn't take the realization that they're not her own very well]].
20th Mar '16 8:29:47 PM Fireblood
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* ''Frameshift'' by Creator/RobertJSawyer has a side plot where one character's daughter says he molested her. However, it turns out that she went to a therapist (to treat an unrelated condition) who's convinced virtually ''everyone'' has been molested, and implanted memories of this during hypnosis. This turns out to be because she and her sister were themselves molested, so they take pity on her rather than filing a lawsuit.



* An episode of [[Series/TheOuterLimits1995 the remake of ''The Outer Limits'' had almost the same plot as on ''Deep Space Nine'', with [[{{Series/Frasier David Hyde Pierce]] as the creator of a virtual prison which works by implanted memories. However, it works ''too'' well, such that the first prisoner put into it dies of shock after he gets caught up in a virtual riot. Then the creator is himself sent to prison when he's convicted of causing the man's death by negligence. [[spoiler: It turns out this all happened inside of his head after he went inside the virtual prison to save the man. Feeling guilty in creating it, he sent ''himself'' to a virtual prison for twenty years]]. It was titled ''The Sentence'' , fittingly enough.



* A similarly themed episode goes in a different but still typically dark direction. When her imprisoned father reaches out to her, a young woman testifies in court that the testimony she gave as a child that sent him to prison for raping her was false and that her mother had convinced her the rape took place. [[spoiler:Her father's conviction is overturned; however, she ends up unsure if her mother convinced her as a child that her father raped her, or, as the prosecutor argued, her father convinced her as an adult that he didn't.]]

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* ** A similarly themed episode goes in a different but still typically dark direction. When her imprisoned father reaches out to her, a young woman testifies in court that the testimony she gave as a child that sent him to prison for raping her was false and that her mother had convinced her the rape took place. [[spoiler:Her father's conviction is overturned; however, she ends up unsure if her mother convinced her as a child that her father raped her, or, as the prosecutor argued, her father convinced her as an adult that he didn't.]]
15th Mar '16 1:21:35 AM heichou
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* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}, Kintoki does this to the residents of Kabukicho [[spoiler: replacing Gintoki with himself as the main character of the story.]] Only Tama (robot) and Sadaharu (dog) are immune.
20th Feb '16 9:38:03 AM nombretomado
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* Agent Phil Coulson, of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', was given memories of a beautiful tropical paradise to account for his recovery following his death at the hands of Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers''. Every time someone mentioned Tahiti, the place he supposed to have recovered, he parrot back, "It's a magical place." [[spoiler:When he found out the truth, he responded, "It sucked!"]]

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* Agent Phil Coulson, of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', was given memories of a beautiful tropical paradise to account for his recovery following his death at the hands of Loki in ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Every time someone mentioned Tahiti, the place he supposed to have recovered, he parrot back, "It's a magical place." [[spoiler:When he found out the truth, he responded, "It sucked!"]]
5th Feb '16 12:17:59 PM DrOO7
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* On ''Sisters'', second-youngest sister Georgie's therapist queries whether she had been molested by anyone, citing that it is frequently a cause of the depression and anxiety that she's been battling. That very night, Georgie apparently has a flashback of her father touching her inappropriately. Within weeks, she's not only convinced that her father repeatedly molested her, she accuses her mother of turning a blind eye to it and her sisters of being in denial as well (when they repeatedly deny being similarly abused), claiming that it would explain the myriad of problems that ''they've'' had, accusing her husband of being unsupportive, ultimately cutting them all out of her life, all with her therapist's encouragement. Only months later, watching one of her sisters, a doctor, examining her ill son, does she realize that what she remembered was not her father abusing her, but ''examining'' her (he was a doctor as well). She's horrified to realize that the whole thing was a ploy by her therapist to isolate her from her loved ones and ultimately seduce her.

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* On ''Sisters'', ''Series/{{Sisters}}'', second-youngest sister Georgie's therapist queries whether she had been molested by anyone, citing that it is frequently a cause of the depression and anxiety that she's been battling. That very night, Georgie apparently has a flashback of her father touching her inappropriately. Within weeks, she's not only convinced that her father repeatedly molested her, she accuses her mother of turning a blind eye to it and her sisters of being in denial as well (when they repeatedly deny being similarly abused), claiming that it would explain the myriad of problems that ''they've'' had, accusing her husband of being unsupportive, ultimately cutting them all out of her life, all with her therapist's encouragement. Only months later, watching one of her sisters, a doctor, examining her ill son, does she realize that what she remembered was not her father abusing her, but ''examining'' her (he was a doctor as well). She's horrified to realize that the whole thing was a ploy by her therapist to isolate her from her loved ones and ultimately seduce her.
21st Jan '16 7:42:01 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Traveler in Black'', Creator/JohnBrunner uses this in one city; an evil magician takes a seat on the city Ruling Council, the better to cause the citizens to make a choice that will increase Chaos in the area. His plan includes implanting Fake Memories that he has always been a member of the Council himself in the rest of the Council members.

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* In ''The Traveler in Black'', ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'', Creator/JohnBrunner uses this in one city; an evil magician takes a seat on the city Ruling Council, the better to cause the citizens to make a choice that will increase Chaos in the area. His plan includes implanting Fake Memories in the rest of the Council members that he has always been a member of the Council himself in the rest of the Council members.himself.
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