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2nd Feb '16 11:02:52 PM Karxrida
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* In ''ChainOfMemories'', Sora gradually loses some memories and has others rearranged. Recovering them leaves him in a coma for a year, causing him to forget everything that happened while his memories were scrambled. And for some reason, when Sora doesn't have his memories, everyone who knew him doesn't remember ''him'', either! (Although given the way memories seem to work in ''Kingdom Hearts'', this makes a certain degree of sense.) This is clarified in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', where Kairi is barely able to remember that there was a second boy she hung out with. Selphie cannot even recall that there was ever somebody Kairi hung out with other than Riku.
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* In ''ChainOfMemories'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', Sora gradually loses some memories and has others rearranged. Recovering them leaves him in a coma for a year, causing him to forget everything that happened while his memories were scrambled. And for some reason, when Sora doesn't have his memories, everyone who knew him doesn't remember ''him'', either! (Although given the way memories seem to work in ''Kingdom Hearts'', this makes a certain degree of sense.) This is clarified in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', where Kairi is barely able to remember that there was a second boy she hung out with. Selphie cannot even recall that there was ever somebody Kairi hung out with other than Riku.
27th Jan '16 7:27:04 AM Discar
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* In ''Series/TheMagicians'', students who fail to enter Brakebills get their memories wiped. In Julia's case, this fails and she remembers enough to become obsessed with doing magic.
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* In ''Series/TheMagicians'', ''Series/TheMagicians2016'', students who fail to enter Brakebills get their memories wiped. In Julia's case, this fails and she remembers enough to become obsessed with doing magic.
24th Jan '16 8:12:32 PM Aquillion
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* Scientists managed to selectively wipe the memory about a specific event out of a mouse's brain and in the future it might be possible with humans too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7685541.stm
23rd Jan '16 8:22:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''{{Stormwatch}}'', the ComicBook/MartianManhunter wipes the memories of superheroes he's forced to interact with, so they don't know about Stormwatch. When he leaves the team, he wipes all their memories of him. He implies he's done this sort of thing before, which may be considered a FridgeBrilliance RetCon as to why Stormwatch think he's also been a conventional superhero, but the heroes he contacted have never heard of him; he's already wiped their memories of his public career!
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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''{{Stormwatch}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'', the ComicBook/MartianManhunter wipes the memories of superheroes he's forced to interact with, so they don't know about Stormwatch. When he leaves the team, he wipes all their memories of him. He implies he's done this sort of thing before, which may be considered a FridgeBrilliance RetCon as to why Stormwatch think he's also been a conventional superhero, but the heroes he contacted have never heard of him; he's already wiped their memories of his public career!
20th Jan '16 11:58:24 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'', Jocelyn hired Magnus to erase Clary's memories of being attacked by a monster when she was a child.
19th Jan '16 7:49:39 AM johnsmithxxi
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[[folder:Radio]] * ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': "Mr. Conklin is Honored" begins with Mrs. Davis relating her sister Angela's recent brush with laser-guided amnesia. Later, Mr. Conklin ''fakes'' a case of his own. [[/folder]]
15th Jan '16 6:03:29 PM Sark0TAG
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* The final resolution of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[spoiler: ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]:'' all the kids agree to have their memories of the day wiped in order to keep Perry.]]
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* The final resolution of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[spoiler: ''[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across the 2nd Dimension]]:'' all the kids agree to have their memories of the day wiped in order to keep Perry. Though Perry kept a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming secret stash of photos]] on his digital camera.]]
9th Jan '16 6:51:40 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', the space police and bounty hunters come standardly equipped with the ability to make people on the worlds they're visiting forget any of the things they see that are out of the ordinary, including inducing laser-guided amnesia and building back structures that were damaged in combat that the visitors were involved in.
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* In ''Film/JupiterAscending'', the space police and bounty hunters come standardly equipped with the ability to make people on the worlds they're visiting forget any of the things they see that are out of the ordinary, including inducing laser-guided amnesia and building back structures that were damaged in combat that the visitors were involved in. However, the fact that the people killed during combat wasn't brought up.
9th Jan '16 5:09:05 AM LentilSandEater
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* Creator/TerryPratchett often uses the concept that humans forget events that are too vast to be comprehended in order to remain sane. This often leaves lead characters remembering saving the world only to have everyone else think they've gone off the rocker. Since they're usually wizards, nobody really cares.
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* Creator/TerryPratchett Creator/TerryPratchett: ** He often uses the concept that humans forget events that are too vast to be comprehended in order to remain sane. This often leaves lead characters remembering saving the world only to have everyone else think they've gone off the rocker. Since they're usually wizards, nobody really cares.cares. ** In the Discworld novel ''Literature/SoulMusic'', Death goes to join the Klatchian Foreign Legion out in the desert in order to forget his duties. It doesn't really work for him but the humans there have forgotten nearly everything, including their own ''names''. The only things they remember is the sand, you won't forget the sand.
7th Jan '16 11:02:11 AM nombretomado
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* Happens to Yumina in one of the bonus episodes of ''SoRaNoWoTo'', when she and the main cast [[NeverGetsDrunk (except Kureha)]] get extremely drunk. Their secret distillery is semi-illegal, and Yumina is a priestess, so she conveniently forgets about the whole thing. Somewhat justified since alcohol can have this effect, but it's awfully weird that she doesn't notice having no memories of the previous night, and she doesn't even get a hangover to go with the blackout.
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* Happens to Yumina in one of the bonus episodes of ''SoRaNoWoTo'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', when she and the main cast [[NeverGetsDrunk (except Kureha)]] get extremely drunk. Their secret distillery is semi-illegal, and Yumina is a priestess, so she conveniently forgets about the whole thing. Somewhat justified since alcohol can have this effect, but it's awfully weird that she doesn't notice having no memories of the previous night, and she doesn't even get a hangover to go with the blackout.
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