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16th Mar '16 8:58:40 PM PaulA
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* In the works of Creator/TimPowers, particularly the novel ''Literature/ExpirationDate'', all ghosts are psychic echoes created during traumatic events. If the person survives, the ghost merges back into their psyche, but if they die, the ghost is left hanging around.
3rd Mar '16 8:21:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheFlash Barry Allen]]'s fondness for time travel made it possible for him to appear several times between his death and resurrection.

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* [[TheFlash ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Barry Allen]]'s Allen's fondness for time travel made it possible for him to appear several times between his death and resurrection.



* Mal in ''{{Inception}}'' is literally Cobb's memory of his dead wife which has taken on a life of its own (her own?) in his dreams and any other dreams he enters. Said life generally involves sabotaging whatever Cobb's trying to do, in an attempt to make him [[spoiler: commit suicide like she did, thinking that she was still dreaming and unable to wake up. The reason this particular memory is so powerful is the guilt Cobb feels for accidentally driving his wife to suicide.]]

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* Mal in ''{{Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' is literally Cobb's memory of his dead wife which has taken on a life of its own (her own?) in his dreams and any other dreams he enters. Said life generally involves sabotaging whatever Cobb's trying to do, in an attempt to make him [[spoiler: commit suicide like she did, thinking that she was still dreaming and unable to wake up. The reason this particular memory is so powerful is the guilt Cobb feels for accidentally driving his wife to suicide.]]



* Not a character but still effectively this trope, in the ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' the character Osseric is pulled in the a living memory of the Raraku desert by his father. The memory goes so far back into prehistoric times back to when Raraku was a lush swamp.

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* Not a character but still effectively this trope, in the ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' the character Osseric is pulled in the a living memory of the Raraku desert by his father. The memory goes so far back into prehistoric times back to when Raraku was a lush swamp.



* An episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' had Sarah, hallucinating from the trauma of a gunshot wound, imagine that Kyle Reese was with her, giving her advice and helping her to stay rational.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' had Sarah, hallucinating from the trauma of a gunshot wound, imagine that Kyle Reese was with her, giving her advice and helping her to stay rational.
16th Dec '15 8:16:52 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Ghosts in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are defined as echoes of a person's dying moments -- they don't know they're dead because they can't realize they're dead. Harry himself gets an eyeful of this in ''Blood Rites'' when [[spoiler: a meeting with his unknown half-brother results in a pre-recorded vision of his dead mother]].

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Ghosts in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are defined as echoes of a person's dying moments -- they moments--they don't know they're dead because they can't realize they're dead. Harry himself gets an eyeful of this in ''Blood Rites'' ''Literature/BloodRites'' when [[spoiler: a meeting with his unknown half-brother results in a pre-recorded vision of his dead mother]].
24th Nov '15 9:36:56 AM SirHandel3
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* The Living memory is inside another character's head due to side effects from a MentalFusion. A good chunk of the SplitPersonality tropes may apply, for good and ill.

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* The Living memory Memory is inside another character's head due to side effects from a MentalFusion. A good chunk of the SplitPersonality tropes may apply, for good and ill.
8th Nov '15 10:45:17 AM nombretomado
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* The ''[[RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue]] Recollections'' trilogy focuses on the Alpha [=AI=], a smart [=AI=] created from the brain of the Director of Project Freelancer, in the same vein as those featured in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (see above example). Because of the various experiments in torture performed on it, the Alpha was forced to separate its worst memories from itself, creating yet another [=AI=] that contains all of the Director's ''and'' the Alpha's most anguished memories. Meanwhile, the Alpha (who caused IdentityAmnesia through its actions) ended up reliving much of the same life events (read: failures, most notably the frustration generated by pursuing a lost love) that defined the Director's life. The final series in the trilogy, ''Revelation'', reveals that [[spoiler:this process is a cycle, wherein the new [=AI=] will follow in the Alpha's footsteps and eventually fragment off those memories into yet another [=AI=], which will fragment the memories again into another [=AI=], ad nauseum. The Epsilon [=AI=], the last in the chain thus far, believes it has finally figured out how to break the cycle.]]

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* The ''[[RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue]] Recollections'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection'' trilogy focuses on the Alpha [=AI=], a smart [=AI=] created from the brain of the Director of Project Freelancer, in the same vein as those featured in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (see above example). Because of the various experiments in torture performed on it, the Alpha was forced to separate its worst memories from itself, creating yet another [=AI=] that contains all of the Director's ''and'' the Alpha's most anguished memories. Meanwhile, the Alpha (who caused IdentityAmnesia through its actions) ended up reliving much of the same life events (read: failures, most notably the frustration generated by pursuing a lost love) that defined the Director's life. The final series in the trilogy, ''Revelation'', reveals that [[spoiler:this process is a cycle, wherein the new [=AI=] will follow in the Alpha's footsteps and eventually fragment off those memories into yet another [=AI=], which will fragment the memories again into another [=AI=], ad nauseum. The Epsilon [=AI=], the last in the chain thus far, believes it has finally figured out how to break the cycle.]]
30th Sep '15 4:14:50 PM nombretomado
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** Still in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', Xavier had a copy of Magneto in his head after mind-wiping him. It later became {{Onslaught}}.

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** Still in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', Xavier had a copy of Magneto in his head after mind-wiping him. It later became {{Onslaught}}.ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}.
27th Sep '15 10:49:57 PM Gitaxias
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', [[spoiler: When Nick's memories are erased, his new personality is trapped rather than destroyed, and manages to partly reassert itself by sharing memories with Nicholas. Eventually, when his friends show their support, it is revealed that this was done deliberately and that by [[SecretTestOfCharacter having his friends willing to risk death to protect him but trying to convince them not to]], he passed the test to be allowed to return permanently.]]
6th Sep '15 6:59:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Neuromancer}}'' hints at these being made by [[spoiler: the eponymous AI from various characters, including the lead. They're supposedly "perfect", as in the whole deal]]

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* ''{{Neuromancer}}'' ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' hints at these being made by [[spoiler: the eponymous AI from various characters, including the lead. They're supposedly "perfect", as in the whole deal]]
23rd Aug '15 7:20:40 PM Austin
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* For a while, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]], who had wiped out all of Mrs Marvel's memories, had her talking to her in her head, and sometimes trying to take control.

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* For a while, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]], ComicBook/{{Rogue}}, who had wiped out all of Mrs Marvel's memories, had her talking to her in her head, and sometimes trying to take control.
21st Aug '15 9:31:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''GundamUnicorn'': A pilot who [[spoiler:uses a Psychoframe leaves an imprint of themselves in the system]], meaning recycled frames can experience this. Loni's [[spoiler:rampage through Torrington]] was caused by the [[spoiler:imprint of the Shamblo's previous Federation-hating pilot]].

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* ''GundamUnicorn'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': A pilot who [[spoiler:uses a Psychoframe leaves an imprint of themselves in the system]], meaning recycled frames can experience this. Loni's [[spoiler:rampage through Torrington]] was caused by the [[spoiler:imprint of the Shamblo's previous Federation-hating pilot]].
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