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2nd May '16 2:52:57 PM margdean56
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Just like other forms of TV amnesia, this variety is often rectified by just smacking the character in the head a second time; they are usually very resistant to seeking out help on their own, as far as they're concerned, nothing is wrong.

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Just like other forms of TV amnesia, this variety is often rectified by just smacking the character in the head a second time; they are usually very resistant to seeking out help on their own, as own. As far as they're concerned, nothing is wrong.



Once their JekyllAndHyde nature has been demonstrated, it's a foregone conclusion that should the character in question get tapped in the head at a later date, the alternate persona will be [[SplitPersonalityTakeover right back in the saddle again.]]

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Once their JekyllAndHyde nature has been demonstrated, it's a foregone conclusion that should the character in question get tapped in on the head at a later date, the alternate persona will be [[SplitPersonalityTakeover right back in the saddle again.]]
21st Apr '16 6:20:26 AM MeerkatMario
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* More or less done in the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode "Bowser Junior Gets Rabies!". After [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin getting rabies from being bit by a squirrel]], Bowser Junior starts hallucinating and saying {{Non Sequitur}}s, until [[WhamShot Wham.]] Junior becomes a rabid foaming creature with no presence of his former identity who tries to bite anyone near him. That served, the rest of the episode has Chef Pee Pee and the Brooklyn Guy trying to cure Junior and restore his memory.
18th Apr '16 1:15:42 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', mercenary lord Karyl loses all memory of who he is as a result of being whacked over the head with an axe and then spending several hours being carried downstream by cold waters. He's quickly brought up to speed by others, but doesn't regain his own memories.
23rd Mar '16 11:08:30 AM MeerkatMario
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': "I Dream of Cosmo" has Cosmo getting knocked on the ground after hiding in a genie lamp, and Timmy's dad makes him think that he is a "magic weenie" (which the latter says is "part-witch, part-genie") named Grant who is supposed to grant wishes for him. HilarityEnsues, with Cosmo and Mr. Turner's wishes causing shenanigans such as [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Timmy, Wanda and Poof being shrunken to the size of ants]], the Turner's house becoming the city dump, the Sun becoming closer to the Earth, and to top it all off, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Mr. Turner getting fired]].
18th Mar '16 10:37:14 AM lavendermintrose
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* 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.]]
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.
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