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20th May '16 9:58:00 PM TSBasilisk
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** [[spoiler:The Eden entity]] had planned to use this as part of her LongGame, removing any memories or thoughts that would make others suspicious of her.
14th May '16 12:58:44 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* In ''Manga/{{Switch}}'', Kai lost all his memories from before he turned six.

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* In ''Manga/{{Switch}}'', ''Manga/Switch2002'', Kai lost all his memories from before he turned six.
11th May '16 8:37:37 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the [[OmnicidalManiac Slaughterhouse Nine]] creates a plague which inflicts retrograde amnesia, which she uses against the heroes and [[EnemyMine villains]] that have gathered to destroy the Nine, forcing them to all strike on their own, as they can all remember they're fighting the Nine but don't remember who's ''in'' the Nine.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the [[OmnicidalManiac Slaughterhouse Nine]] creates a plague which inflicts retrograde amnesia, which she amnesia. She uses it against the heroes and [[EnemyMine villains]] that have gathered to destroy the Nine, forcing them to all strike on their own, Nine as a final resort. The heroes and villains fall apart as while they can all remember they're fighting the Nine but they don't remember who's ''in'' the Nine.
9th May '16 11:11:58 PM TSBasilisk
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** Every parahuman sees a vision of two massive entities when they or somebody nearby triggers, though the content varies. Aside from Miss Militia they immediately forget what they saw or even that they saw it. [[spoiler:This is a safety measure installed by Scion to prevent humans learning too much about the nature of the entities]].
9th May '16 7:00:31 PM monkeypizzasonic
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** A more straightforward example occurs later in the Dressrosa Arc with Sugar, who's fruit power not only turns people into toys but erases everyone else's memories of those people. Which makes for some drama when the toys try to get their friends and family to remember them and are seen as defective and taken away, more drama when [[spoiler:Robin]] is turned into a toy, and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when Usopp manages to knock Sugar out and undo her powers causing all the toys to transform back into humans and everyone else to remember them.
9th May '16 8:26:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* One skillfully executed example is the 2004 film ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', which concerns a company that can specifically erase your memory of a particular person, used (for example) when a subject wishes to forget a devastating love affair. The explanation of the process is mainly technobabble, but is believable and internally consistent, with some noticeable secondary memory loss.

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* One skillfully executed example is the 2004 film ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', which concerns a company that can specifically erase your memory of a particular person, used (for example) when a subject wishes to forget a devastating love affair. The explanation of the process is mainly technobabble, but is believable and internally consistent, with some noticeable secondary memory loss.
4th May '16 3:48:53 PM mickey211
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* Happens a few times on ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** In "[[Recap/TheXFilesS02E08OneBreath One Breath]]" when Scully first returns after her abduction, she doesn't remember anything that happened while she was gone.
** In "[[Recap/TheXFilesS04E23Demons Demons]]" Mulder [[YouWakeUpInARoom wakes up in a hotel room]] with blood on his clothes and no memory of how he got there.
** Averted in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS08E15Deadalive Deadalive]]" when Mulder wakes up from his coma. He slowly asks Scully, "...Who are you?" sufficiently freaking her out, until she realizes he's just messing with her.
*** Later played straight in that he says he has forgotten what happened to him while he was taken, but he seems to remember, partially at least, by the next episode.
4th May '16 11:21:52 AM EDP
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** Also from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', Everett Ducklair has ray guns that cause this effect (and planned to use one on Paperinik to make him forget what he knows of his secrets, but [[spoiler:ends up using it on himself to forget Paperinik's secret identity in gratitude for him saving his daughter]]), and the TimePolice is prone to enact memory wipes on people who know too much and are believed can't be trusted with their secret.
** In ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' the Agency has the Total Reset Button, a treatment that erases someone's memory of something that is used on former members that quit ([[GenreSavvy they also make them record a video message to prove their identity and that they were paid for their job in case they must recall them in service]]) or people who know too much. The Agency can reverse it, but it's a difficult procedure that doesn't guarantee full results.
18th Apr '16 1:21:44 PM Kakai
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* In the prologue of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', an Angel whose arrival on Paradise is witnessed by a farm boy wipes the memory of the encounter from boy's mind, but leaves everything else intact, making it seem as if the kid fell asleep on the job.
11th Apr '16 1:20:09 PM towercurator
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* Neither Juliana nor Shalise can remember how they ended up in [[spoiler: Hell]] in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.
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