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6th Apr '18 1:26:51 PM Gamermaster
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** Done in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' where [[spoiler: the Phantom, an international spy and assassin who caused the HAT-1 incident and is the murderer of Clay and Metis, claims he cannot remember who he once was or what he used to look like due to taking on the disguises of other people for so long.]]

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** Done in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' where [[spoiler: the Phantom, phantom, an international spy and assassin who caused the HAT-1 incident and is the murderer of Clay and Metis, claims he cannot remember who he once was or what he used to look like due to taking on the disguises of other people for so long.]]
8th Mar '18 6:46:28 AM Materioptikon
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* In ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Flat Escardos summons Jack the Ripper as his Servant. However, unlike the ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' version, this Jack is an incarnation of the ''legend'' of the killer, and as thus unaware of the real identity of the Whitechapel murderer. The result is a hollow, bloodthirsty spirit that perfectly disguise as anyone, since, well... Jack could have been ''anyone''... even a demon, perhaps...

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* In ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Flat Escardos summons Jack the Ripper as his Servant. However, unlike the ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' version, this Jack is an incarnation of the ''legend'' of the killer, and as thus unaware of the real identity of the Whitechapel murderer. The result is a hollow, bloodthirsty spirit that perfectly disguise as anyone, since, well... Jack could have been ''anyone''... a doctor, a prostitute, perhaps an organized group; even a demon, perhaps...maybe...
8th Mar '18 6:45:25 AM Materioptikon
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* In ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Flat Escardos summons Jack the Ripper as his Servant. However, unlike the ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' version, this Jack is an incarnation of the ''legend'' of the killer, and as thus unaware of the real identity of the Whitechapel murderer. The result is a hollow, bloodthirsty spirit that perfectly disguise as anyone, since, well... Jack could have been ''anyone''... even a demon, perhaps...
29th Jan '18 12:40:53 PM Flame
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* [[TheChessmaster Blood]] [[ManBehindTheMan Stalk]] of ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' induces this trope in people by erasing their memories and, if it serves his plans, also switching their faces. He does it either for funzies or to manipulate people, but for most of the [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs time]] it appears he manipulates people for funzies.
21st Dec '17 4:19:33 PM Viira
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* The brutish but human Agent Maine in ''RedVsBlue'' becomes the ruthless, savage killing machine known as [[ImplacableMan the Meta]] as a result of his AI [[TheCorrupter Sigma]]'s influence on him.

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* The brutish but human Agent Maine in ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' becomes the ruthless, savage killing machine known as [[ImplacableMan the Meta]] as a result of his AI [[TheCorrupter Sigma]]'s influence on him.
29th Nov '17 8:00:15 AM nighttrainfm
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** The Tenth Doctor, while insisting to Rose that he's still the Doctor, admits that everything about himself ''besides'' that is "untested." His first full episode is largely about him trying to figure this out. Come the end of his tenure, he notes that regeneration still [[PainfulTransformation feels like dying]], with "some new man" walking off.

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** The Tenth Doctor, while insisting to Rose that he's still the Doctor, admits that everything about himself ''besides'' that is "untested." His first full episode is largely about him trying to figure this out. Come the end of his tenure, he notes that regeneration still ''feels'' [[PainfulTransformation feels like dying]], with "some new man" walking off.
23rd Nov '17 5:44:23 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': Doa has no idea who she is or how she got to the moon. [[spoiler: Until chapter 6, where it's all explained to her... and she subsequently overcomes this the next time she's killed and reawakens.]]
19th Nov '17 10:22:34 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor's ability to [[TheNthDoctor regenerate]] is an interesting twist on this: the many incarnations of the Doctor have entirely different looks and personalities, yet they somehow remain fundamentally the same character.
** It's lampshaded [[TearJerker heartbreakingly]] by the Tenth Doctor, who viewed each regeneration as the death of his current self.

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The Doctor's ability to [[TheNthDoctor regenerate]] is an interesting twist on this: the many incarnations of the Doctor have entirely different looks and personalities, yet they somehow remain fundamentally the same character.
** It's lampshaded [[TearJerker heartbreakingly]] by the The Tenth Doctor, who viewed each while insisting to Rose that he's still the Doctor, admits that everything about himself ''besides'' that is "untested." His first full episode is largely about him trying to figure this out. Come the end of his tenure, he notes that regeneration as the death of his current self.still [[PainfulTransformation feels like dying]], with "some new man" walking off.
27th Oct '17 1:44:34 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha faces "erasure" if the Patrol catches her.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', Ziantha faces "erasure" if the Patrol catches her.
18th Oct '17 7:10:40 PM PaulA
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* One of the major characters in ''[[Literature/KnownSpace The World of Ptavvs]]'' is a telepath who seeks to understand aliens by absorbing their memories and worldviews, which become just as "real" to him as his own. Only the fact that he's still in his own body allows him to know which memories are his. Then he absorbs memories from another telepath, an alien who has much more experience with other species than he does, and spends most of the book identifying as and acting like that alien--first thinking he was somehow switched into another body, then being unable to emotionally accept that he's really an [[PunyEarthlings inferior human]] rather than an advanced alien. [[spoiler:He snaps out of it when he discovers that he needn't feel inferior--the alien is actually incredibly stupid]].

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* One of the major characters in ''[[Literature/KnownSpace The World of Ptavvs]]'' ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'' is a telepath who seeks to understand aliens by absorbing their memories and worldviews, which become just as "real" to him as his own. Only the fact that he's still in his own body allows him to know which memories are his. Then he absorbs memories from another telepath, an alien who has much more experience with other species than he does, and spends most of the book identifying as and acting like that alien--first thinking he was somehow switched into another body, then being unable to emotionally accept that he's really an [[PunyEarthlings inferior human]] rather than an advanced alien. [[spoiler:He snaps out of it when he discovers that he needn't feel inferior--the alien is actually incredibly stupid]].
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