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* In ''Anime/Gundam00'', [[spoiler:Soma Peries]] experienced a rather complicated version of this. [[spoiler:She was originally Marie Parfacy, a kind-hearted girl who was a friend of Allelujah Haptism during their childhood until she was implanted with the Soma Peries personality. After the persona was implanted, she lost her memories as Marie and became]] a ruthless and fearless antagonist of the Human Reform League in Season 1 and then later, A-LAWS in Season 2. [[spoiler:Thanks to Allelujah, she regained her memories and returned to her former self and switched allegiances to Celestial Being later in Season 2. Both personalities coexisted until Sergei Smirnov (her commander who she views as a father figure throughout Season 1) was killed which led to Marie reverting back to Soma. After the final battle, Marie's personality returned and has remained dominate ever-since. The Soma persona only resurfaces for combat as Marie doesn't have the stomach for war.]]
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** The episode "Mimic Madness" features [=SpongeBob=] doing imitations of everyone in Bikini Bottom so much that he develops "Mocking Mimicry Madness" and forgets who he really is.
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* Rion, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Galerians}}'', has no memories of his life before waking up StrappedToAnOperatingTable. He wouldn't know his own name if other people hadn't told him. [[spoiler:This ends up being a {{subver|ted trope}}sion - he's not really an amnesiac, but rather a BlankSlate who spends the game "becoming Rion."]]
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* In ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'', Misao Amano's alter ego Pixy Misa likes to torment the main cast with her magical powers. When Misao reverts to her normal self she doesn't remember any of what she did while transformed.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' has one of them with Ota who didn't remember anything after a big party and woke up with an terrible hangover not knowing who he is. Worse, [[spoiler: looking at the mayhem around him and his unconscious team-mate, he believes himself to be a murderer and runs away from every person who could have explained the jokes his friend played on him (in an attempt to make him avoid [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption unnecessary violence]]). As you can expect, after a really deep introspection, he will completely forget any lesson he could have learned during his amnesia when he wakes up at the hospital.]]
* A blow to the head during a [[TrainingFromHell weird training method]] involving [[SmashingWatermelons watermelons]] changed [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Kuno]] from an ineffectual, harmless buffoon with weird (but funny) romantic notions, to a nigh-unbeatable stalker who might have succeeded in [[AttemptedRape forcing himself on]] female Ranma if she hadn't knocked him back to his senses first.
** In an anime {{Filler}} episode, Ranma Saotome gets struck with something that's one part this, one part LossOfIdentity after Akane knocks him into the koi pond with a frying pan, causing him to smack his head hard against one of the rocks on the edges. When Ranma regains consciousness, "she" remembers that she is Ranma Saotome and who everyone is... but "her" personality has done a complete 180, turning the gender-bending boy into a parody of an ultra girly girl.
* In episode 16 of ''ScrappedPrincess'', Pacifica gets amnesia after being blasted out of the mobile fortress she was in, and spends most of that episode in town under the assumed name of "Pamela". She spends two more episodes like this, even insisting that her name is "Pamela" when her friends recognize her. She later regains her memory after being captured by Chris and later rescued again by Shannon, at which point she has no memories of her time as "Pamela".
** It's implied that her memories are trying to surface from the time she meets up with her siblings and that she unconsciously suppresses them, as her current life is quite peaceful and idyllic compared to, well, the rest of the show. After the first meeting, Raquel advises that they let her be content for at least a little while.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' uses this as its central plot device: ruthless killer Lucy is hit in the head with a .50 caliber bullet[[note]]she was wearing a helmet and it wasn't a direct hit, in case you're wondering.[[/note]] and becomes a very child-like girl that can only say "Nyu." However, another blow to the head reverts her back to Lucy, often resulting in at least one person getting themselves killed before the effect returns.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'', Misao Amano's alter ego Pixy Misa likes to torment ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''' Tooya is the main cast with her magical powers. When Misao reverts to her normal self she doesn't remember any victim of what she did while transformed.
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' has one of them with Ota who didn't remember anything after a big party and woke up with an terrible hangover not knowing who
this trope. [[spoiler:A plot point, as he is. Worse, [[spoiler: looking at the mayhem around him and his unconscious team-mate, he believes himself is later revealed to be a murderer and runs away from every person who could have explained the jokes his friend played on him (in an attempt to make him avoid [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption unnecessary violence]]). As you can expect, after a really deep introspection, he will completely forget any lesson he could have learned during his amnesia when he wakes up at [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman personification of the hospital.highly-coveted hagoromo]].]]
* A blow ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'' has a {{Reincarnation}} variation. Among all the reincarnated characters in the series, Zeze can remember some vague details about his past life, but isn't quite sure who he was. (He seems to think he's better off not knowing, though.)
** The protagonist Harusumi [[FakingAmnesia pretends to have this]], in order to throw off potential enemies of his past life, Veronica.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Kamijou Touma forgot a lot about who he was when he took a feather of St. George’s Sanctuary
to the head during face and it is irrecoverable. He forgot a [[TrainingFromHell weird training method]] involving [[SmashingWatermelons watermelons]] changed [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Kuno]] from an ineffectual, harmless buffoon with weird (but funny) romantic notions, lot of people he knew; he forgot why he said people were indebted to a nigh-unbeatable stalker who might have succeeded in [[AttemptedRape forcing himself on]] female Ranma if she hadn't knocked him back to him; school; he even forgot what his senses first.
** In an anime {{Filler}} episode, Ranma Saotome gets struck with something that's one part this, one part LossOfIdentity after Akane knocks him into the koi pond with
parents looked like ([[spoiler:plot point]]). While a frying pan, causing thank you letter had allowed him to smack his head hard against one of the rocks on the edges. When Ranma regains consciousness, "she" remembers that she is Ranma Saotome obfuscate competence and who convince everyone is... but "her" personality has done a complete 180, turning the gender-bending boy into a parody of an ultra girly girl.
* In episode 16 of ''ScrappedPrincess'', Pacifica gets amnesia after being blasted out of the mobile fortress she was in, and spends most of
that episode in town under the assumed name of "Pamela". She spends two more episodes like this, even insisting that her name is "Pamela" when her friends recognize her. She later regains her memory after being captured by Chris and later rescued again by Shannon, at which point she has no memories of her time as "Pamela".
** It's implied that her memories are trying to surface from the time she meets up with her siblings and that she unconsciously suppresses them, as her current life is quite peaceful and idyllic compared to, well, the rest of the show. After the first meeting, Raquel advises that they let her be content for
he's fine, at least a little while.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' uses this as its central plot device: ruthless killer Lucy is hit in the head with a .50 caliber bullet[[note]]she was wearing a helmet and it wasn't a direct hit, in case you're wondering.[[/note]] and becomes a very child-like girl
twice he had to gamble that can only say "Nyu." However, another blow he should have known someone because they [[HighlyConspicuousUniform dressed weirdly]]. [[spoiler:Eventually, he fesses up to the head reverts her back to Lucy, often resulting in at least one person getting themselves killed before the effect returns.someone about it.]]



* Elie, one of the main characters in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is actually [[spoiler:Resha Valentine, who faked her death and put herself into a deep magic induced sleep to defeat an enemy predicted to appear 50 years in the future]]. Not that she remembers this thanks to either [[spoiler: possibly erasing her own memories as a side effect of her deep sleep]] or Sieg Hart blowing up the building she was in. When she's introduced she tells Haru that she's actually looking for someone who knows her.

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* Elie, one of the main characters in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' ''Manga/ElfenLied'' uses this as its central plot device: ruthless killer Lucy is actually [[spoiler:Resha Valentine, who faked her death and put herself into a deep magic induced sleep to defeat an enemy predicted to appear 50 years hit in the future]]. Not head with a .50 caliber bullet[[note]]she was wearing a helmet and it wasn't a direct hit, in case you're wondering.[[/note]] and becomes a very child-like girl that she remembers this thanks can only say "Nyu." However, another blow to either [[spoiler: possibly erasing the head reverts her own back to Lucy, often resulting in at least one person getting themselves killed before the effect returns.
* In the ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' movie ending, it is widely believed that when Eureka offered up her
memories as a side effect of to Image, she lost all her deep sleep]] or Sieg Hart blowing up memories and even basic fundamental knowledge like language (she became unable to speak any language, only making noises). Thus for her case, it is 100% memory wipe, and poor Renton has to live with this fact.
* ''Series/{{Golgo 13}}''. In
the building she anime series, Duke Togo has a loss of memory after a bomb explosion, and is aided by the requisite beautiful female bystander. Being TheDeterminator, even without knowing he's a ProfessionalKiller at first, Togo gathers enough information and fragments of memory to make it to the kill zone he's selected, but the question remains: who was in. When she's introduced she tells Haru he meant to kill among the people assembled in the kill zone? [[spoiler:Togo fires his gun in the air, and the hail of bullets from the bodyguards somehow restore his memories. Then he's faced with killing the woman who helped him, as he must LeaveNoWitnesses. A stray bullet however takes care of that she's actually looking for someone who knows her.problem.]]



* Senri from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' [[spoiler: gets this. TWICE. Once while he was young and went berserk]],([[spoiler:This prompted Crystala to give him his pressed flower book to remember people]].)[[spoiler: the other time he goes berserk with Husky, Nana, and Cooro there. He can't remember them and tries to attack. He is eventually stopped when Cooro slaps his EyepatchOfPower on]].
* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''' Tooya is the victim of this trope. [[spoiler:A plot point, as he is later revealed to be the [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman personification of the highly-coveted hagoromo]].]]

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* Senri Josuke, from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' part 8 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Turns out [[spoiler:he's an entirely new being, the result of a FusionDance]].
* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', at first Shiro seems like he really is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, not the Colorless King who was caught on video murdering a Red Clansman, inciting the Red Clan to seek revenge. But half way through season 1, things start to indicate that Shiro's memories are actually false. He is without any knowledge of who he is from them until
[[spoiler: gets this. TWICE. Once while episode 11, when he was young and went berserk]],([[spoiler:This prompted Crystala to give him regains his pressed flower book memory - he is another king, forcibly [[GrandTheftMe body-swapped]] with the Colorless King.]]
* In ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'', Misao Amano's alter ego Pixy Misa likes
to torment the main cast with her magical powers. When Misao reverts to her normal self she doesn't remember people]].)[[spoiler: the other time he goes berserk with Husky, Nana, and Cooro there. He can't remember them and tries to attack. He is eventually stopped when Cooro slaps his EyepatchOfPower on]].
* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''' Tooya is the victim
any of this trope. [[spoiler:A plot point, as he is later revealed to be the [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman personification of the highly-coveted hagoromo]].]]what she did while transformed.



* In the ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' movie ending, it is widely believed that when Eureka offered up her memories to Image, she lost all her memories and even basic fundamental knowledge like language (she became unable to speak any language, only making noises). Thus for her case, it is 100% memory wipe, and poor Renton has to live with this fact.
* This is what happened to [[spoiler: Seiya's older sister Seika]] in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* Kirika Yumura of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' starts out with this. She only knows what her name is due to it being printed on her student ID, and a comment from Chloe towards the end of the series implies that not only is 'Kirika Yumura' not her real name, it was entirely possible that nobody remembered what her real name was.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Kamijou Touma forgot a lot about who he was when he took a feather of St. George’s Sanctuary to the face and it is irrecoverable. He forgot a lot of people he knew; he forgot why he said people were indebted to him; school; he even forgot what his parents looked like ([[spoiler:plot point]]). While a thank you letter had allowed him to obfuscate competence and convince everyone that he's fine, at least twice he had to gamble that he should have known someone because they [[HighlyConspicuousUniform dressed weirdly]]. [[spoiler:Eventually, he fesses up to someone about it.]]



* Invoked by Usopp in ''OnePiece'''s filler [[Recap/OnePieceGEightArc G8 arc]] to pull one over the Marines. He pretends that Inspector Shepard, who Robin was impersonating at the time and the Marines mistaken him for a Straw Hat, had suffered an identity amnesia, couldn't recognize him and thus "believes" he is Shepard and not really their friend "Condoriano".
* ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'' has a {{Reincarnation}} variation. Among all the reincarnated characters in the series, Zeze can remember some vague details about his past life, but isn't quite sure who he was. (He seems to think he's better off not knowing, though.)
** The protagonist Harusumi [[FakingAmnesia pretends to have this]], in order to throw off potential enemies of his past life, Veronica.
* Josuke, from part 8 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Turns out [[spoiler:he's an entirely new being, the result of a FusionDance]].

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* Kirika Yumura of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' starts out with this. She only knows what her name is due to it being printed on her student ID, and a comment from Chloe towards the end of the series implies that not only is 'Kirika Yumura' not her real name, it was entirely possible that nobody remembered what her real name was.
* Invoked by Usopp in ''OnePiece'''s ''Manga/OnePiece'''s filler [[Recap/OnePieceGEightArc G8 arc]] to pull one over the Marines. He pretends that Inspector Shepard, who Robin was impersonating at the time and the Marines mistaken him for a Straw Hat, had suffered an identity amnesia, couldn't recognize him and thus "believes" he is Shepard and not really their friend "Condoriano".
* ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki'' ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' has one of them with Ota who didn't remember anything after a {{Reincarnation}} variation. Among all big party and woke up with an terrible hangover not knowing who he is. Worse, [[spoiler: looking at the reincarnated mayhem around him and his unconscious team-mate, he believes himself to be a murderer and runs away from every person who could have explained the jokes his friend played on him (in an attempt to make him avoid [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption unnecessary violence]]). As you can expect, after a really deep introspection, he will completely forget any lesson he could have learned during his amnesia when he wakes up at the hospital.]]
* Senri from ''Manga/PlusAnima'' [[spoiler: gets this. TWICE. Once while he was young and went berserk]],([[spoiler:This prompted Crystala to give him his pressed flower book to remember people]].)[[spoiler: the other time he goes berserk with Husky, Nana, and Cooro there. He can't remember them and tries to attack. He is eventually stopped when Cooro slaps his EyepatchOfPower on]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** A blow to the head during a [[TrainingFromHell weird training method]] involving [[SmashingWatermelons watermelons]] changed Kuno from an ineffectual, harmless buffoon with weird (but funny) romantic notions, to a nigh-unbeatable stalker who might have succeeded in [[AttemptedRape forcing himself on]] female Ranma if she hadn't knocked him back to his senses first.
** In an anime {{Filler}} episode, Ranma Saotome gets struck with something that's one part this, one part LossOfIdentity after Akane knocks him into the koi pond with a frying pan, causing him to smack his head hard against one of the rocks on the edges. When Ranma regains consciousness, "she" remembers that she is Ranma Saotome and who everyone is... but "her" personality has done a complete 180, turning the gender-bending boy into a parody of an ultra girly girl.
* Elie, one of the main
characters in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is actually [[spoiler:Resha Valentine, who faked her death and put herself into a deep magic induced sleep to defeat an enemy predicted to appear 50 years in the series, Zeze can remember some vague details about his past life, but isn't future]]. Not that she remembers this thanks to either [[spoiler: possibly erasing her own memories as a side effect of her deep sleep]] or Sieg Hart blowing up the building she was in. When she's introduced she tells Haru that she's actually looking for someone who knows her.
* This is what happened to [[spoiler: Seiya's older sister Seika]] in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* In episode 16 of ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'', Pacifica gets amnesia after being blasted out of the mobile fortress she was in, and spends most of that episode in town under the assumed name of "Pamela". She spends two more episodes like this, even insisting that her name is "Pamela" when her friends recognize her. She later regains her memory after being captured by Chris and later rescued again by Shannon, at which point she has no memories of her time as "Pamela".
** It's implied that her memories are trying to surface from the time she meets up with her siblings and that she unconsciously suppresses them, as her current life is
quite sure who he was. (He seems to think he's better off not knowing, though.)
** The protagonist Harusumi [[FakingAmnesia pretends to have this]], in order to throw off potential enemies of his past life, Veronica.
* Josuke, from part 8 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Turns out [[spoiler:he's an entirely new being,
peaceful and idyllic compared to, well, the result rest of the show. After the first meeting, Raquel advises that they let her be content for at least a FusionDance]].little while.



* ''Series/{{Golgo 13}}''. In the anime series, Duke Togo has a loss of memory after a bomb explosion, and is aided by the requisite beautiful female bystander. Being TheDeterminator, even without knowing he's a ProfessionalKiller at first, Togo gathers enough information and fragments of memory to make it to the kill zone he's selected, but the question remains: who was he meant to kill among the people assembled in the kill zone? [[spoiler:Togo fires his gun in the air, and the hail of bullets from the bodyguards somehow restore his memories. Then he's faced with killing the woman who helped him, as he must LeaveNoWitnesses. A stray bullet however takes care of that problem.]]
* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', at first Shiro seems like he really is an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, not the Colorless King who was caught on video murdering a Red Clansman, inciting the Red Clan to seek revenge. But half way through season 1, things start to indicate that Shiro's memories are actually false. He is without any knowledge of who he is from them until [[spoiler: episode 11, when he regains his memory - he is another king, forcibly [[GrandTheftMe body-swapped]] with the Colorless King.]]
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Toon for a Day" had Sergeant Grating get hit on the head and think he was the cartoon character Bucky Buzzsaw.
4th Nov '16 8:16:57 AM Ccook1956
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* The 1960 ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" takes this to absurd psycho-semantic extremes. Popeye, Olive, Wimpy and Swee'Pea are enjoying a day in each's company, and while Popeye is playing "bullfight" with Swee'Pea, he conks his head and in the process conks Swee'Pea in the head. The two suddenly exchange personalities and voices with each other. In attempting to cure them with a mallet, Wimpy hits himself and Olive in the head, causing ''them'' to switch personalities and voices.
30th Oct '16 11:28:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheFlintstones'' often had Fred switch to an alternate persona as a result of a bowling ball to the head. Years later, an episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ("The Dabba Don") would reference this, as Harvey uses the Bowling Ball To The Head defense to explain Fred's apparent Mob connections.

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* ''TheFlintstones'' often had Fred switch to an alternate persona as a result of a bowling ball to the head. Years later, an episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ("The Dabba Don") would reference this, as Harvey uses the Bowling Ball To The Head defense to explain Fred's apparent Mob connections.
25th Oct '16 1:21:03 AM Chabal2
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* AmnesiacCostumeIdentity - The character thinks the clothes they're wearing are their own.
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