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3rd Jan '18 12:12:59 AM Polokun
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** Seemingly subverted but actually played straight by Xehanort. [[It's assumed that he lost his memory after the fight against Aqua at the end of Birth By Sleep, but Braig in a flashback in Dream Drop Distance thinks he never lost his memory at all. The truth is he did lose his memory, he just recovered it quicker then people think.]]

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** Seemingly subverted but actually played straight by Xehanort. [[It's [[spoiler: It's assumed that he lost his memory after the fight against Aqua at the end of Birth By Sleep, but Braig in a flashback in Dream Drop Distance thinks he never lost his memory at all. The truth is he did lose his memory, he just recovered it quicker then people think.]]
3rd Jan '18 12:12:41 AM Polokun
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** Seemingly subverted but actually played straight by Xehanort. [[It's assumed that he lost his memory after the fight against Aqua at the end of Birth By Sleep, but Braig in a flashback in Dream Drop Distance thinks he never lost his memory at all. The truth is he did lose his memory, he just recovered it quicker then people think.]]
10th Dec '17 2:21:26 PM bwburke94
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27th Nov '17 2:47:49 PM Unicorndance
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->'''Mrs Burns''': "Right, what's this about losing your memory?"
->'''Bertie''': "Um ... yes. It just seems to keep um ... going."
->'''Mrs Burns''': "Really? So you don't remember Angela's invitation?"
->'''Bertie''': "What invitation?"
->'''Mrs Burns''': "That's a pity, because there's a film you wanted to see at the weekend. I expect you've forgotten that too?"
->'''Bertie''': "''Pirates of Blood Island''!"
->'''Mrs Burns''': "Ah, so your memory ''is'' working!"
->'''Bertie''': "I ... um ... remember some things. But other things I forget."
-->'''''Literature/DirtyBertie''''', "Worms"


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* In the ''Literature/DirtyBertie'' story "Worms!", Bertie pretends to have a very selective form of amnesia to try and get out of going to [[NosyNeighbour Angela]]'s party, but it doesn't work.
26th Oct '17 1:25:31 PM FF32
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* In the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fallen Idols", a high school cheerleader goes missing after a DeadlyPrank on her cheating boyfriend. When she's found heavily injured later, she pretends not to remember anything, but Grissom quickly calls her out.
-->'''Grissom''': I wish I could get selective amnesia. There's a lot in my past I'd like to forget about.
18th Sep '17 6:11:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Nuremberg Trials and the lead-up to it, former Nazi Party deputy Rudolf Hess pretended that he had lost most of his memories, making a show out of not recognizing the other defendants. None of the prosecutors nor any of his former colleagues were buying it.
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14th Jul '17 10:25:20 AM thegiggleloop
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* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', Mulder jokingly pretends to not know who Scully is for a brief moment in the episode "Deadalive".
28th Jun '17 6:40:21 PM Flynt_Coal
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleWesker'' has the titular villain do this to keep the ponies from finding out about his DarkAndTroubledPast, and more importantly, his former status as the BigBad of his [[Franchise/ResidentEvil home series]].
26th May '17 10:59:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', Blaine takes the second version of the zombie cure and loses his memory. He becomes a much more pleasant person, and Peyton falls for him again. Ravi's attempt to cure the amnesia fails to work, but Don E suspects that Blaine is lying and tells Ravi. Ravi tells Peyton, who asks Blaine. He admits that he did lose his memories for a few days, but then everything came flooding back. He decided that he liked who he was as an amnesiac far more than his typical persona. Unfortunately for him, Peyton doesn't buy it and leaves, setting Blaine back onto the dark path. Of course, at that point, he can't hide the truth any more, as Major has also taken the cure, which means that everyone will know anyway in a few days.
25th Apr '17 1:24:59 PM StFan
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* In French movie ''[[Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez The Gendarme to Stroll]]'', Gendarme Fougasse suffered only from a short amnesia after an accident, but he likes so much the convalescent home he's staying in, he pretends in order to remain longer.



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