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8th Mar '17 4:46:13 PM TwilightLord
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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' claims to not remember which Heroic Spirit he is in order to carry out his plan to kill Shirou while making it seem like he was just another casualty of the Holy Grail War.

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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' claims to not remember which Heroic Spirit he is in order to carry out his plan to kill Shirou while making it seem like he was just another casualty of the Holy Grail War. (A Main/DoubleSubversion, as he mentions that at first he really didn't know who he was, but he remembered fairly quickly. He just never let on that he had.)
26th Feb '17 12:15:23 PM WileK209
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[[caption-width-right:223:Dad isn't fooled...]]
19th Dec '16 12:18:58 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Batman suspects that Kara is pulling this trick. [[spoiler:However it is subverted: she really suffers from memory loss owing to kryptonite poisoning]].
29th Mar '16 1:11:45 PM howdotheyriseup
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Lucrezia [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061117#.VvrgLuIrLIU pulls this]] whilst [[GrandTheftMe possessing Agatha's body]], telling Agatha's rescue party that she's been drugged and can't remember any of them. She manages to pull it off for a while, too, since no-one imagines for a second that it could be anyone ''other'' than Agatha talking to them. It isn't until she encounters someone that knew the original Lucrezia and recognises her mannerisms that it all goes downhill.
10th Dec '15 10:42:11 PM Scrounge
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** One episode features the "recovers but keeps it secret" variant with a witness who had been mentally stuck in the 1970's.
20th Nov '15 8:58:55 AM Morgenthaler
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FakingAmnesia is usually more believable to others when the individual has recently gone through some kind of trauma, like a [[EasyAmnesia blow to the head]] or DemonicPossession. A suspicious character may attempt to trick the faux amnesiac into mentioning something about the events to prove that they remember it after all. If the faker accidentally slips up and gives themselves away, they may make a big show about their "miraculous recovery." A character who really had amnesia at some point may recover but keep it secret and feign to still have amnesia, to take advantage of it (for example, because AmnesiacsAreInnocent).

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FakingAmnesia Faking amnesia is usually more believable to others when the individual has recently gone through some kind of trauma, like a [[EasyAmnesia blow to the head]] or DemonicPossession. A suspicious character may attempt to trick the faux amnesiac into mentioning something about the events to prove that they remember it after all. If the faker accidentally slips up and gives themselves away, they may make a big show about their "miraculous recovery." A character who really had amnesia at some point may recover but keep it secret and feign to still have amnesia, to take advantage of it (for example, because AmnesiacsAreInnocent).
8th Nov '15 4:34:07 AM Blazer
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* In the Creator/{{Marvel comic|s}} ''ComicBook/AgentX'', The Taskmaster accuses Alex Hayden of being [[{{Deadpool}} Wade Wilson]] pulling this trick. [[spoiler:This ends up being a subversion, as while it's unclear whether he is Deadpool or not, the amnesia is very real.]]

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* In the Creator/{{Marvel comic|s}} ''ComicBook/AgentX'', The Taskmaster accuses Alex Hayden of being [[{{Deadpool}} Wade Wilson]] pulling this trick. [[spoiler:This ends up being a subversion, as while it's unclear whether he is Deadpool or not, the amnesia is very real.]] Then, it turns out Alex Hayden isn't even Wade!]]
10th Oct '15 9:29:04 AM nombretomado
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* The {{New52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'''s cover story in the "small town" simulation.

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* The {{New52}} ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}'''s cover story in the "small town" simulation.
12th Sep '15 12:03:50 PM Grade0
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* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' claims to not remember which Heroic Spirit he is in order to carry out his plan to kill Shirou while making it seem like he was just another casualty of the Holy Grail War.
11th Sep '15 11:02:15 AM Ptorquemada
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* In "Series/BreakingBad'', Walt pretends to not remember anything so he won't have to explain where he's been or what he's done for a period of time. He ''does'' admit to his psychiatrist that he's faking it (so that he can be released from the hospital rather than being held for evaluation), but also points out that doctor/patient confidentiality prevents the psychiatrist from telling anyone else.

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* In "Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walt pretends to not remember anything so he won't have to explain where he's been or what he's done for a period of time. He ''does'' admit to his psychiatrist that he's faking it (so that he can be released from the hospital rather than being held for evaluation), but also points out that doctor/patient confidentiality prevents the psychiatrist from telling anyone else.
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