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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.
20th Jul '17 12:43:22 PM ironballs16
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** Related to the CloningBlues, provided the clone has the same memories as the original.
20th Jul '17 12:41:53 PM ironballs16
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** This trope is the reason that Justin refuses to allow himself to be permanently transformed into a girl (he knows that a girl being attracted to guys would earn him less ridicule than being a guy attracted to guys). Even if it would make his life easier, he still identifies as a man.

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** This trope is the reason that Justin refuses to allow himself to be permanently transformed into a girl (he knows that a girl being attracted to guys would earn him less ridicule than being a guy attracted to guys). guys, not to mention [[IncompatibleOrientation easier in another aspect]]). Even if it would make his life easier, he still identifies as a man.man.
** The Immortals ''have'' to do this, as their lives lead to emotional and mental instability if they don't periodically wipe their memories, which is described as being like reading those experiences out of a book.
12th Jul '17 1:32:05 PM Dravencour
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* Carefully analyzed in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', where the entirety of [[spoiler:Fate's DarkMagicalGirl]] role stems from being considered a mere tool by her "mother" and having the identity of her genuinely loved dead sister, to which her "mother" hates to no end.

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* Carefully analyzed in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', where the entirety of [[spoiler:Fate's DarkMagicalGirl]] role stems from being considered a mere tool by her "mother" and having the identity of her genuinely loved dead sister, to which her "mother" hates to no end.end for having her own personality.
10th Jul '17 10:05:24 AM Piterpicher
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* {{Supertramp}}'s "The Logical Song":

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* {{Supertramp}}'s Music/{{Supertramp}}'s "The Logical Song":
23rd Jun '17 1:49:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', this is part of [[spoiler:Ini/Mimi Miney's]] motivation to murder. [[spoiler:She was in a horrible car accident in which the real Ini, her younger sister, was killed. She gave them Ini's photo to reconstruct her face with because she was ashamed of being the nurse whose mistakes (she partially blames on [[AssholeVictim the victim]]) killed patients. Then in her breakdown, she despairs that she had to keep living as her sister for the rest of her life.]]
** Also 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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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', this is part of [[spoiler:Ini/Mimi Miney's]] motivation to murder. [[spoiler:She was in a horrible car accident in which the real Ini, her younger sister, was killed. She gave them Ini's photo to reconstruct her face with because she was ashamed of being the nurse whose mistakes (she partially blames on [[AssholeVictim the victim]]) killed patients. Then in her breakdown, she despairs that she had to keep living as her sister for the rest of her life.]]
** 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.]]
2nd Jun '17 4:00:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg Ninja]] slices off Revolver Ocelot's hand, he has a FreakOut upon seeing Solid Snake: He starts to bang his head against the floor while exclaiming that he's losing himself. To fix it, he picks a fight with Solid Snake, egging him on to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan hit him]]. It works, because he ''has'' been on the receiving end of Solid Snake's punches before, as [[spoiler:Gray Fox]]. Muscle memory trumps brainwashing.
** And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[TheReveal someone learns rather bluntly that]] [[spoiler: they're nothing more than a fake created to take the heat and assassination attempts off of the real deal.]] The problem? [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror That someone is Big Boss, or rather his phantom we played throughout the game,]] who lost all their memories and sense of identity to become a sort of collective identity of Big Boss himself and further the legend. By the end, he only smirks at realizing his role and accepting it regardless of the truth.]]

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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', after the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg Ninja]] slices off Revolver Ocelot's hand, he has a FreakOut upon seeing Solid Snake: He starts to bang his head against the floor while exclaiming that he's losing himself. To fix it, he picks a fight with Solid Snake, egging him on to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan hit him]]. It works, because he ''has'' been on the receiving end of Solid Snake's punches before, as [[spoiler:Gray Fox]]. Muscle memory trumps brainwashing.
** And in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[TheReveal someone learns rather bluntly that]] [[spoiler: they're nothing more than a fake created to take the heat and assassination attempts off of the real deal.]] The problem? [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror That someone is Big Boss, or rather his phantom we played throughout the game,]] game]], who lost all their memories and sense of identity to become a sort of collective identity of Big Boss himself and further the legend. By the end, he only smirks at realizing his role and accepting accepts it regardless of the truth.]]
21st May '17 10:11:26 PM Rotide
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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.
18th May '17 10:09:33 PM wedekit
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** [[spoiler: Arya Stark]] ends up joining "The Faceless Men" a guild of assassins that trains all its members to become 'no-one'. On the outside she claims it, but on the inside she struggles to let go of her previous identity.

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** [[spoiler: Arya Stark]] ends up joining "The Faceless Men" a guild of assassins that trains all its members to become 'no-one'. On the outside she claims it, but on the inside she struggles to let go of her previous identity.original identity. Her storyline has her regularly shifting from one name/identity to a new one in order to remain safe and anonymous. Significantly, many identities require her to alter her appearance, beginning with Yoren cutting her hair short so she can pose as a boy. The most prominent ones are [[spoiler: Arry the boy heading North for the Wall; Weasel the steward girl working for Weese; Nymeria "Nan" the girl cupbearer to Roose Bolton; Squab the escaped servant from Harrenhal; Salty, the girl sailing to Braavos to become a Faceless Man; Cat of the Canals, a street urchin; Blind Beth, a blind beggar girl; the Ugly Girl, who receives Arya's first assination target; Mercedene "Mercy," a mummer girl who is late for her rape.]]
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