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22nd Sep '17 2:42:56 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' #19 [[spoiler:, Red Hood has S'aru remove every single memory of his that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker touched to let him start anew. Unfortunately, this is almost everything he remembers. By the end, he doesn't have the slightest clue who Arsenal or Starfire are.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' #19 [[spoiler:, Red Hood has S'aru remove every single memory of his that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker touched to let him start anew. Unfortunately, this is almost everything he remembers. By the end, he doesn't have the slightest clue who Arsenal or Starfire are.]]
17th Sep '17 11:29:57 AM WolfMattGrey
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* In ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers, Agatha Harkness removes the Scarlet Witch's memories of [[spoiler:her children]] after it is discovered [[spoiler:they don't exist]], because the trauma is too much for her to handle.

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* In ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers, Agatha Harkness removes the Scarlet Witch's ComicBook/ScarletWitch's memories of [[spoiler:her children]] after it is discovered [[spoiler:they don't exist]], because the trauma is too much for her to handle.
17th Sep '17 11:28:17 AM WolfMattGrey
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* In ComicBook/WestCoastAvengers, Agatha Harkness removes the Scarlet Witch's memories of [[spoiler:her children]] after it is discovered [[spoiler:they don't exist]], because the trauma is too much for her to handle.
14th Sep '17 9:17:03 PM MagiMecha
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** Which causes still-unexplained plotholes, as several people implied affected expressly would not be given the storyline. While it's unlikely that, for instance, Kilowog would bring Max up in casual conversation, or that an egomaniac like Manga Khan would give Lord a second thought, [[spoiler: Wonder Woman was expressly described as immune to his powers, which is why she was able to kill him in the first place. She's affected like all the rest.]]

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** Which causes still-unexplained plotholes, as several people implied affected expressly would not be given the storyline. While it's unlikely that, for instance, Kilowog would bring Max up in casual conversation, or that an egomaniac like Manga Khan would give Lord a second thought, [[spoiler: Wonder Woman was expressly described as immune to his powers, which is why she was able to kill him in the first place. She's affected like all the rest. However, this is due to the fact, at the time ''Generation Lost'' was going on, Wonder Woman was going through a CosmicRetcon which altered everything about her.]]


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** On the other side of the ocean, in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic suffers a bonk on the head and loses all memory of who he is. Dr. Robotnik takes advantage of it and turns him against the Freedom Fighters.
14th Sep '17 9:13:58 PM MagiMecha
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', it's revealed that Goku, as a child, fell off a waterfall and bonked his head, erasing any memories he had as the low-class Saiyan warrior Kakarot. This proved to be a good thing as Goku was planned to raze Earth to be sold by Freeza. Instead, he became instrumental to Freeza's defeat. Twice!
30th Aug '17 6:19:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* The plot of ''Film/TheForgotten'' revolves around the protagonist realizing that no one remembers that her missing son even existed (even her husband), except for her. [[spoiler:In the end, she discovers that it's all a part of an alien experiment to test parental connection to their children. She's the outlier, who retains her memories, even when the alien manages to forcibly rip the memories of her son's life from her. Luckily, she still remembers being pregnant, causing the memories to come back. The alien is punished by his superiors for his failure, and her son is brought back, along with the other kids.]]
30th Aug '17 6:16:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'', after discovering that [[spoiler:[[BigBad Savitar]] is Barry's future time remnant with all his memories]], Cisco suggests zapping Barry with a device that will temporarily prevent him from forming new memories, thus [[spoiler:preventing Savitar from learning their plans]]. Unfortunately, Barry's speedster physiology affects him deeper than intended, and he loses all his memories. While everyone is disturbed, Iris finds that she has missed this carefree and cheerful Barry, without the weight of the world on his shoulders. [[spoiler:Savitar also forgets who he is, causing Killer Frost to return to STAR Labs and work with the team to restore Barry's memories. Because of that, Wally is no longer a speedster, until Barry's memories are restored].
30th Aug '17 6:10:59 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', the [[StunGun Tesla]] has a side effect of wiping short-term memory, which usually means the stunned person wakes up not remembering the last few minutes before being knocked out, helping Warehouse agents remain anonymous.
30th Aug '17 5:59:36 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted in one episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', where a woman uses Jimmy to power her age-reducing machine, and after he manages to run away says that it disrupts short-term memory -- so the boy will come home and will wonder how he got there. That's precisely what happens; the next day, Jimmy has no clear memories of a couple hours both sides of the incident.

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Averted in one episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', episode, where a woman uses Jimmy to power her age-reducing machine, and after he manages to run away says that it disrupts short-term memory -- so the boy will come home and will wonder how he got there. That's precisely what happens; the next day, Jimmy has no clear memories of a couple hours both sides of the incident.incident.
** In another episode, Supes is asked to destroy an asteroid heading for Earth. He slams into it, gets knocked unconscious, and falls back down. The impact causes him to forget who he is. He ends up going back to his day job at the ''Daily Planet'' and, like everyone, wonders where this Superman guy is, as another asteroid is on its way. When he tells his parents that, they sigh and try to explain that ''he is Superman''. They try their best to cause him to use his powers (which he doesn't, since he doesn't know he has them), and his dad demonstrates his MadeOfIron power by hitting him with a baseball bat, which shatters into pieces. Finally, at the end of the episode, he remembers everything and diverts the second asteroid with minutes to spare.
30th Aug '17 5:48:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the 2009 film ''Film/{{Push}}'', there exist people called Wipers, who can temporarily or permanently erase memories, useful as there are other people in that universe who can read minds and memories. Wipers can wipe all memory up to a certain point, or try to wipe only certain memories relating to specific topic, but the accuracy of the wipe is determined by their skill.

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* In the 2009 film ''Film/{{Push}}'', there exist people called Wipers, who can temporarily or permanently erase memories, useful as there are other people in that universe who can read minds and memories. Wipers can wipe all memory up to a certain point, or try to wipe only certain memories relating to specific topic, but the accuracy of the wipe is determined by their skill. Pushers can do the opposite and convince someone that a specific event really happened, when it really didn't (then again, this is just a more effective means of something humans can already do perfectly well, since memory is a very pliable thing). They can also convince someone that something ''didn't'' happen, making them think that the real memory was imagined.
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