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30th Jan '16 8:42:47 AM Willbyr
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* ''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]].]] * Averted in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Although [[spoiler: Asuna Kagurazaka]] is shown to have a drastic shift in personality between her self-induced amnesia at the conclusion of the backstory and the kicking off of the plot (she went from EmotionlessGirl to a HotBlooded {{Tsundere}}), it is shown to have happened over the course of several years, implied to be the consequence of frequent interactions with a RichBitch {{Ojou}}.
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* ''AyashiNoCeres''' ''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]].]] * Averted in ''MahouSenseiNegima''.''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Although [[spoiler: Asuna Kagurazaka]] is shown to have a drastic shift in personality between her self-induced amnesia at the conclusion of the backstory and the kicking off of the plot (she went from EmotionlessGirl to a HotBlooded {{Tsundere}}), it is shown to have happened over the course of several years, implied to be the consequence of frequent interactions with a RichBitch {{Ojou}}.

* This is what happened to [[spoiler: Seiya's older sister Seika]] in ''SaintSeiya''.
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* This is what happened to [[spoiler: Seiya's older sister Seika]] in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
22nd Jan '16 9:37:48 AM TheUnknownUploader
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[[EasyAmnesia Amnesia comes easy in fiction]]. It is also [[LaserGuidedAmnesia conveniently specific]]. A taste of AppliedPhlebotinum, a particularly shocking [[TraumaInducedAmnesia traumatic event]], or even a simple TapOnTheHead will be sufficient to make your character forget all about [[LossOfIdentity who]] or [[TheMasquerade what]] they are.
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[[EasyAmnesia Amnesia comes easy in fiction]]. It is also [[LaserGuidedAmnesia conveniently specific]]. A taste of AppliedPhlebotinum, a particularly shocking [[TraumaInducedAmnesia traumatic event]], or even a simple TapOnTheHead will be sufficient to make your character forget all about [[LossOfIdentity who]] or or [[TheMasquerade what]] they are.
10th Jan '16 5:34:11 PM nombretomado
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** SpongeBob himself gets a similar bonk and somehow ends up as the mayor of New Kelp City (the undersea Expy of NYC). This is not necessarily a good thing.
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** SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] himself gets a similar bonk and somehow ends up as the mayor of New Kelp City (the undersea Expy of NYC). This is not necessarily a good thing.
9th Jan '16 12:20:26 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Ferit doesn't know his own background, but hears "whispers" which are probably [[AmnesiacResonance remnants of his lost memories]]. It turns out he was a warlock whose memory was wiped by the horror of a thing he summoned, which is why his fragmentary "whispers" know that the planned re-summoning is a Bad Thing.
8th Jan '16 8:36:35 PM Revolsin
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* In ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', the protagonist Ein is a grim angel with the duty of activating the Retribution and, through it, destroying Riviera and the demon threat. At the end of the first chapter, his memories of being a grim angel are taken away to show him an unbiased view of the people living in Riviera and what he was trying to accomplish. At the end of the second chapter, his memories are granted back, but Ein now has a changed mindset and is willing to rebel against his duty to protect Riviera.

* In ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', the protagonist Ein is a grim angel with the duty of activating the Retribution and, through it, destroying Riviera and the demon threat. At the end of the first chapter, his memories of being a grim angel are taken away to show him an unbiased view of the people living in Riviera and what he was trying to accomplish. At the end of the second chapter, his memories are granted back, but Ein now has a changed mindset and is willing to rebel against his duty to protect Riviera.
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* In ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', the protagonist Ein is a grim angel with the duty of activating the Retribution and, through it, destroying Riviera and the demon threat. At the end of the first chapter, his memories of being a grim angel are taken away to show him an unbiased view of the people living in Riviera and what he was trying to accomplish. At the end of the second chapter, his memories are granted back, but Ein now has a changed mindset and is willing to rebel against his duty to protect Riviera.
8th Jan '16 8:34:30 PM Revolsin
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* In ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'', the protagonist Ein is a grim angel with the duty of activating the Retribution and, through it, destroying Riviera and the demon threat. At the end of the first chapter, his memories of being a grim angel are taken away to show him an unbiased view of the people living in Riviera and what he was trying to accomplish. At the end of the second chapter, his memories are granted back, but Ein now has a changed mindset and is willing to rebel against his duty to protect Riviera.
29th Dec '15 5:28:52 AM NozzDogg
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* As far as we can tell no roboman in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', be it Ancient Martian or otherwise, can remember their original job or time period. {{Justified}}, as robomen are usually millennia old.
23rd Dec '15 4:53:52 PM MarkLungo
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* ''The Recognition of Shakuntala'', an episode from the [[OlderThanYouThink Ancient]] [[IndianLanguages Sanskrit]] epic ''{{Mahabharata}}'' that was later [[AscendedExtra Expanded]] into a theatrical drama by the Indian playwright Kalidasa around the 1st century BC, is probably the UrExample of this trope. It's a [[BoyMeetsGirl Girl Meets Boy]] story about a woman named Shakuntala who meets Dushyanta and marries him, only for him to get cursed with [[LaseGuidedAmnesia Amnesia]] and completely forget her. The only way to lift the curse is to show him the ring that he gave her, but she loses the ring in a river. She eventually finds the ring by the end of the story, makes him remember, and then they live HappilyEverAfter. * Subverted in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Father Time''. It seems that the Eighth Doctor, of whom it was once said that "he [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell lives in hope]]" of a communist revolution, and reacts worse to accusations of being bourgeoisie[[note]]the GorgeousPeriodDress is not helping your case, Doctor![[/note]] than threats against his life, but now has amnesia, has become "[[MargaretThatcher Thatcher]]ism personified", and has a proper 9-to-5 job eliminating redundancies from companies, which is to say, getting people laid off[[note]]KarlMarxHatesYourGuts is not actually applicable, but he sure does[[/note]]. However, it is in short order revealed that he's doing it because he has [[ChildrenRaiseYou adopted a young girl]][[note]]a la MonsterIsAMommy, if you, like him, would probably [[WhyDontYouMarryIt marry]] Karl Marx given the chance[[/note]], and, DitzyGenius that he is, doesn't see the full implications of what he's doing and merely sees it as a fun challenge. As in the rest of the novels in which he has amnesia, his personality remains fundamentally the same as before.
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* ''The Recognition of Shakuntala'', an episode from the [[OlderThanYouThink Ancient]] [[IndianLanguages [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Sanskrit]] epic ''{{Mahabharata}}'' ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'' that was later [[AscendedExtra Expanded]] into a theatrical drama by the Indian playwright Kalidasa around the 1st century BC, is probably the UrExample of this trope. It's a [[BoyMeetsGirl Girl Meets Boy]] story about a woman named Shakuntala who meets Dushyanta and marries him, only for him to get cursed with [[LaseGuidedAmnesia Amnesia]] and completely forget her. The only way to lift the curse is to show him the ring that he gave her, but she loses the ring in a river. She eventually finds the ring by the end of the story, makes him remember, and then they live HappilyEverAfter. * Subverted in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Father Time''. It seems that the Eighth Doctor, of whom it was once said that "he [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell lives in hope]]" of a communist revolution, and reacts worse to accusations of being bourgeoisie[[note]]the GorgeousPeriodDress is not helping your case, Doctor![[/note]] than threats against his life, but now has amnesia, has become "[[MargaretThatcher "[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcher]]ism personified", and has a proper 9-to-5 job eliminating redundancies from companies, which is to say, getting people laid off[[note]]KarlMarxHatesYourGuts is not actually applicable, but he sure does[[/note]]. However, it is in short order revealed that he's doing it because he has [[ChildrenRaiseYou adopted a young girl]][[note]]a la MonsterIsAMommy, if you, like him, would probably [[WhyDontYouMarryIt marry]] Karl Marx given the chance[[/note]], and, DitzyGenius that he is, doesn't see the full implications of what he's doing and merely sees it as a fun challenge. As in the rest of the novels in which he has amnesia, his personality remains fundamentally the same as before.
18th Dec '15 11:23:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the "bad" ending of ''ShadowHeartsCovenant'', Yuri loses his memories due to the curse and lives with Roger thereafter.
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* In the "bad" ending of ''ShadowHeartsCovenant'', ''VideoGame/ShadowHeartsCovenant'', Yuri loses his memories due to the curse and lives with Roger thereafter.
18th Dec '15 4:08:15 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* ''AyashiNoCeres''' Tooya is the victim of this trope. [[spoiler:A plot point, as he is later revealed to be the [[MacGuffinGirl personification of the highly-coveted hagoromo]].]]
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* ''AyashiNoCeres''' Tooya is the victim of this trope. [[spoiler:A plot point, as he is later revealed to be the [[MacGuffinGirl [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman personification of the highly-coveted hagoromo]].]]
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