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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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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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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]].
10th Oct '17 6:08:18 PM creader
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* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', Yubaba binds people to her service by stealing their names and memories. Even Chihiro, who is there for less than a day already begins to forget her real name.



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* In ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', Yubaba binds people to her service by stealing their names and memories. Even Chihiro, who is there for less than a day already begins to forget her real name.
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6th Sep '17 9:08:17 PM Berrenta
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* A crucial part of TheHerosJourney, frequently manifested in the BellyOfTheWhale.

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* A crucial part of TheHerosJourney, frequently manifested in [[CantRefuseTheCallAnymore the BellyOfTheWhale.belly of the whale]].
7th Aug '17 6:02:02 AM Malachi108
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has an unusual example in Bran Stark. He retained all of his original memories just fine, but he also had multiple lifetimes worth of other memories uploaded into his mind as well, many from well before he was born. As a result, he becomes extremely distant even to his closest companions and family and when confronted, does not deny that ThatManIsDead.
21st Jul '17 12:38:35 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', a jinn known only as the Unbound did this to ''itself'', literally eating its name so that such could not be [[IKnowYourTrueName used to command it]]. Regardless, King Solomon managed to successfully trick it in order to imprison it.
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