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4th Jun '18 11:48:16 PM narm00
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* The {{backstory}} of the {{retcon}} hero ComicBook/TheSentry says that he erased the ''entire world's'' memory of his existence.

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* The {{backstory}} of the {{retcon}} hero ComicBook/TheSentry says that he erased the ''entire world's'' memory of his existence. Himself included.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: Cosmic adventures in the 8th grade'' Belinda flicks a "memory erasure pressure point" on Lena Thorul's head, which makes her forget all about [[spoiler:Supergirl's secret identity]]. Supergirl [[LampshadeHanging refuses to believe it worked]]. [[spoiler: The actual amnesia was caused by Streaky the Super-Cat's psychic powers.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: Cosmic adventures in the 8th grade'' ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' Belinda flicks a "memory erasure pressure point" on Lena Thorul's head, which makes her forget all about [[spoiler:Supergirl's secret identity]]. Supergirl [[LampshadeHanging refuses to believe it worked]]. [[spoiler: The actual amnesia was caused by Streaky the Super-Cat's psychic powers.]]
30th May '18 6:23:33 AM Andyroid
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* There are [[{{Foreshadowing}} increasingly obvious hints]] in ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'', starting with the chapter "Gems and Journals", that [[spoiler: the Crystal Gems deliberately had their memories of the Author of the Journals erased, to keep his research from falling into the wrong hands.]]

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* There are [[{{Foreshadowing}} increasingly obvious hints]] in ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'', starting with the chapter "Gems and Journals", that [[spoiler: the Crystal Gems deliberately had their memories of the Author of the Journals erased, to keep his research from falling into erased. "Lost and Found" reveals [[spoiler:''Rose Quartz'' had their memories erased with the wrong hands.help of the Society of the Blind Eye, and hid their memories in Lion's mane. The Gems are rather distressed when they get their memories back and find out why in the process, their reactions hinting it had something to do with [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]].]]
30th May '18 2:37:49 AM Chabal2
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* ''Manga/Overlord2012'': Ainz' first contact with the natives of the new world is with two little girls who are understandably terrified of the giant skeleton who just murdered an armored knight intent on killing them and turned him into an undead abomination. So he edits their memories so they remember he saved them, but not what he looks like (he always wears a mask, a helmet or an illusory face from that point on).


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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': "The Naked And The Dead" reveals that the Medic is easily capable of replacing the Demoman's missing eyeball, and has in fact done so on several occasions. The problem is that Demoman's eye socket is haunted, causing the eye grows batwings and attacks the rest of the team every Halloween.
--> ''Demoman:''' Wait, why don't I remember any of this?\\
'''Medic:''' Oh, that. I scooped that part of your brain out so you'd stop asking me.\\
-{{beat}}-\\
'''Demoman:''' Aye, fair enough.\\
22nd May '18 1:53:10 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'': Tsukasa has this. Subverted as he knows his name, the fact that he is from another world, and recognizes specific people and places in detail.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'': Tsukasa has this. Subverted as he knows ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The first instance of this comes in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'', where the protagonist was found washed ashore with no memory of
his name, the fact identity; because he was clutching a letter addressed to Shoichi Tsugami in his hand, it was assumed that he is from another world, and recognizes specific people and places in detail.that was his name.



** [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]] has the power to [[InvokedTrope invoke this]] [[InvertedTrope on others]] by simply ''transforming''. The explanation is that his [[TransformationTrinket Zeronos cards]] run on people's memories of himself. After he's done using the card, that person forgets who he is. [[spoiler: The Zeronos Cards that enable his [[SuperMode Zero Form]], on the other hand, wipe out ''his'' memories of a certain person.]]
*** Played Straight with Airi.
** This was first done in Series/KamenRiderAgito with the protagonist himself.
** This also happens to Phillip from Series/KamenRiderDouble, to the point in which he is unable to find ''anything'' about his family in his all-knowing Gaia Library. [[spoiler:Later on, it's revealed to be an InvokedTrope by the BigBad]].

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** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'': Tsukasa starts off like this, knowing his own name, the fact that he is from another world, and recognizing specific people and places in detail.
** [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]] has the power to [[InvokedTrope invoke this]] [[InvertedTrope on others]] by simply ''transforming''. The explanation is that his [[TransformationTrinket Zeronos cards]] run on people's memories of himself. After he's done using the card, that person forgets who he is. [[spoiler: The Zeronos Cards that enable power his [[SuperMode transformation work by using up the memories people have of [[MyFutureSelfAndMe his older self, Sakurai]], which explains why nobody seems to remember him. [[spoiler:Later in the series Sakurai gives him red cards that let him access his SuperMode, Zero Form]], on the other hand, wipe out ''his'' Form, but these use up memories of a certain person.the younger Yuto (Zeronos himself). During the GrandFinale, Yuto is given the last of the original green cards and uses it during the FinalBattle, which seemingly causes Sakurai to disappear completely.]]
*** Played Straight straight with Airi.
** This was first done
Ryotaro's sister Airi, who seemingly has absolutely no memory of her fiancé Sakurai. [[spoiler:It ultimately turns out that she and Sakurai were in Series/KamenRiderAgito with on it together, erasing her memories to protect their future daughter, who would become the protagonist himself.
Junction Point and the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Imagins]]' primary target.]]
** This also happens to Phillip from Series/KamenRiderDouble, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' doesn't have any knowledge of his own past, to the point where when he tries to look up "Family" in which he is unable to find ''anything'' about his family in his the [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything all-knowing Gaia Library. Library]], all he finds is a blank book. [[spoiler:Later on, it's revealed to be an InvokedTrope by the BigBad]].BigBad]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' uses a similar plot to ''Agito'', with protagonist Sento Kiryu being discovered in an alleyway with no memory of his identity[[note]]"Sento Kiryu" is the name given to him by his rescuer[[/note]], but still possessing incredible scientific knowledge and engineering skill. [[spoiler:His real identity is eventually revealed as Takumi Katsuragi, the less-than-scrupulous scientist who invented Build's TransformationTrinket in the first place. His example is also invoked since his memory was deliberately erased by the villain Blood Stalk, who still needed Katsuragi's knowledge and skill for his own goals. Stalk also altered his face to make it harder for him to be identified.]]
*** ''Build'' has another example with the fact that the process of turning humans into [[MonsterOfTheWeek Smash]] often causes memory loss. The villains invoke this once in order to keep a turncoat from ratting them out to Build. [[spoiler:However, the amnesia is also temporary; one such victim does regain his memories several episodes later and calls up Sento because he knows Blood Stalk's true identity.]]
20th May '18 1:26:21 AM Freezer
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** Naturally, ComicBook/DoctorDoom was able to retain the knowledge. When Tony asks him how, Doom simply shows him: [[RockBeatsLaser he wrote it down.]]
20th May '18 1:22:02 AM Freezer
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* ComicBook/UncannyXMen: This is one of the powers of the Genoshan Magistrate Wipeout, along with erasing mutant powers.
20th May '18 1:08:38 AM Freezer
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* In ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept Juxtaposition'', the Adverse Adepts set a trap for Stile: sending a brainwashed unicorn mare to approach him, then shake herself dry, having been covered in Lethe water. Lady Blue and Neysa, having spotted the mare's odd behavior, shield Stile and end up having their memories wiped. Once Stile realizes what happened, he was able to immediately reverse the memory loss. [[note]]At that point in the story, Stile didn't have an Adept ally capable of restoring his memory, so had the attack hit, he would've been eliminated as a threat.[[/note]]
* In the ''Literature/GriffinsDaughter'' series, Sadaiyo has this done to himself: Having his memories of [[spoiler: betraying his brother, Ashinji via setting him up to be captured by humans]] removed in order to hide his actions from his mother, a powerful mage who would verify his story via mind reading. The memories return on their own later, but save a brief wave of WhatHaveIDone, they don't factor in to the rest of the story.

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* In ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept Juxtaposition'', Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/ApprenticeAdept Juxtaposition]]'', the Adverse Adepts set a trap for Stile: the Blue Adept Stile: sending a brainwashed unicorn mare to approach him, then shake herself dry, having been covered in Lethe water. water. Lady Blue and Neysa, having spotted the mare's odd behavior, shield Stile and end up having their memories wiped. Once Stile realizes what happened, he was able to immediately reverse the memory loss. [[note]]At that point in the story, Stile didn't have an Adept ally capable of restoring his memory, so had the attack hit, he would've been eliminated as a threat.[[/note]]
* In the ''Literature/GriffinsDaughter'' series, Sadaiyo has this done to himself: himself: Having his memories of [[spoiler: betraying his brother, Ashinji via setting him up to be captured by humans]] removed in order to hide his actions from his mother, a powerful mage who would verify his story via mind reading. reading. The memories return on their own later, but save a brief wave of WhatHaveIDone, they don't factor in to the rest of the story.
20th May '18 1:06:36 AM Freezer
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* In ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept Juxtaposition'', the Adverse Adepts set a trap for Stile: sending a brainwashed unicorn mare to approach him, then shake herself dry, having been covered in Lethe water. Lady Blue and Neysa, having spotted the mare's odd behavior, shield Stile and end up having their memories wiped. Once Stile realizes what happened, he was able to immediately reverse the memory loss. [[note]]At that point in the story, Stile didn't have an Adept ally capable of restoring his memory, so had the attack hit, he would've been eliminated as a threat.[[/note]]
* In the ''Literature/GriffinsDaughter'' series, Sadaiyo has this done to himself: Having his memories of [[spoiler: betraying his brother, Ashinji via setting him up to be captured by humans]] removed in order to hide his actions from his mother, a powerful mage who would verify his story via mind reading. The memories return on their own later, but save a brief wave of WhatHaveIDone, they don't factor in to the rest of the story.
16th May '18 3:19:35 PM Triscon42
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-->'''Chrom''': "[[{{Lampshade}} ... Finding amnesiacs is apparently my special talent.]]"

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-->'''Chrom''': --->'''Chrom''': "[[{{Lampshade}} ... Finding amnesiacs is apparently my special talent.]]"
16th May '18 3:18:56 PM Triscon42
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-->'''Chrom''': "[[{{Lampshade}} ... Finding amnesiacs is apparently my special talent.]]"
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