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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.]]
24th Apr '17 5:40:12 AM Svartalfar
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* Poor Rei in ''Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion. [[spoiler:After she has sacrificed herself and EVA-00 against Bardiel, she is resurrected with her soul reunited, but not reintegrated, so to speak. Thus she questions who she is: Rei I? Rei I in the EVA? Rei II? A fully new Rei III?]] Though there is one thing certain for her: "I am not her." (Lilith)
23rd Apr '17 2:30:05 AM CountDorku
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** In the fanmade ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', Geniuses are essentially humans who have tapped some inhuman well of Inspiration that allows them to perform mad science. The problem is that if they start losing their connection to humanity, represented by their Obligation rating, that Inspiration starts to eat away the human side and replace it, leaving something with superficial traits of the real person but no real drives left beyond the need to create Wonders - [[HumanResources and the people around them only register to it as raw materials.]]


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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', this is one of [[MindRape many]], [[BodyHorror many]], ''[[NightmareFuel many]]'' reasons you should be careful around [[TheVirus the Exsurgent virus]] ("careful" here meaning either "avoid at all costs" or "[[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure kill as thoroughly as possible]]"). ''X-Risks'' goes into detail on how it feels to be an infected sleeper agent, and it could basically be compared to having your personality gradually overwritten with that of some alien monster. Your human side is used mostly as a disguise for the entity within, kept around only as long as it's useful and driven to actions that don't make sense and sensations that you shouldn't be getting (phantom-limb pains in limbs humans don't have, for example).
-->''[[DrivenToSuicide Please kill me now]]...Use that plasma cutter. [[KilledOffForReal Melt my stack.]] Destroy my body. Burn it all. The void is getting out. I can feel it.''
6th Apr '17 7:28:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'''s entire story is arguably about this trope. [[RuleOfFun Up until the point where the player took over]], The Nameless One lost his identity every time he died. Trying to recover just who it is you 'are' through the multitudes of former yous who have existed across time is a cornerstone of the entire game.

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'''s ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'''s entire story is arguably about this trope. [[RuleOfFun Up until the point where the player took over]], The Nameless One lost his identity every time he died. Trying to recover just who it is you 'are' through the multitudes of former yous who have existed across time is a cornerstone of the entire game.
23rd Dec '16 9:00:11 AM flodoris
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** "Tobi" attempts to invoke this about himself, burying his old identity under layers of ObfuscatingStupidity and other lies. When it turns out he's neither the harmless goofball or the stoic Uchiha Madara, he claims that he doesn't ''have'' a real self and is just a vessel for his master plan. However this is simply how he runs away from his painful past rather than accept [[spoiler:that Rin willingly died to protect Konoha]].

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** "Tobi" attempts to invoke this about himself, burying his old identity under layers of ObfuscatingStupidity and other lies. When it turns out he's neither the harmless goofball or the stoic Uchiha Madara, he claims that he doesn't ''have'' a real self and is just a vessel for his master plan. However this is simply how he runs away from his painful past rather than accept [[spoiler:that Rin willingly died to protect Konoha]].past.
4th Nov '16 11:36:04 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. It may even be [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody altered whether you like it or not]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnate]]?

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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. It may even be [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody outright altered whether you like it or not]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnate]]?
4th Nov '16 7:24:36 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. It may even be [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody altered whether you like it or not]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you [[Reincarnation reincarnate]]?

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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. It may even be [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody altered whether you like it or not]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you [[Reincarnation [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnate]]?
4th Nov '16 7:07:06 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you reincarnate?

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Is it your memories? Those can be [[LaserGuidedAmnesia removed]] or [[FakeMemories altered.]] (Oh, are there [[EasyAmnesia ever]] [[MemoryWipingCrew so]] [[MindVirus many]] [[ForgotTheCall ways]].) How about your personality? Well, that [[CharacterDevelopment changes over time naturally]] like it or not, but then again [[DeadPersonImpersonation you can play someone else]] and find [[BecomingTheMask you like being them better]]. It may even be [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody altered whether you like it or not]]. Is it your body... or your [[WasOnceAMan humanity]]? Less luck there, if it isn't a [[FreakyFridayFlip body swap]] it's a [[GenderBender gender swap]] or [[WhatHaveIBecome something]] [[EmergencyTransformation much]] [[TransformationTrauma worse]]. Does the soul have anything to do with this? Are you still "you" if you reincarnate?
[[Reincarnation reincarnate]]?



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, Fixit tries to "repair" Cyborg by taking away all that made him human and replacing it with fully mechanical parts and a mechanical brain. Cyborg is justifiably freaked out, because, without his humanity, he'd be just a emotionless machine with his memories. Eventually, it is Cyborg's humanity that causes Fixit to remember what ''he'' lost.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, Fixit tries to "repair" Cyborg by taking away all that made him human and replacing it with fully mechanical parts and a mechanical brain. Cyborg is justifiably freaked out, because, without his humanity, he'd be just a emotionless machine with his memories. Eventually, it is Cyborg's humanity that causes Fixit to remember [[WasOnceAMan what ''he'' lost.lost]].
27th Oct '16 11:16:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton Count To A Trillion]]'', the princess's revelations leave Menelaus wondering who he is.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton Count To A Trillion]]'', the princess's revelations leave Menelaus wondering who he is.



* Several characters in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' go through this.

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* Several characters in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' go through this.
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