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17th Oct '16 5:12:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/NightWatch Sixth Watch]]'', the characters wonder how extremely important information about the origins and true nature of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] could have been hidden or forgotten. [[spoiler:It was the Great Others themselves, who have wiped their own and others' memories in order to keep that knowledge from interfering with their plans for a perfect world. One, a witch, has managed to retain the memories by imparting them onto an artifact. Her memories were restored as soon as she touched it]].



* In ''[[Literature/NightWatch Sixth Watch]]'', the characters wonder how extremely important information about the origins and true nature of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] could have been hidden or forgotten. [[spoiler:It was the Great Others themselves, who have wiped their own and others' memories in order to keep that knowledge from interfering with their plans for a perfect world. One, a witch, has managed to retain the memories by imparting them onto an artifact. Her memories were restored as soon as she touched it]].
17th Oct '16 5:12:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/NightWatch Sixth Watch]]'', the characters wonder how extremely important information about the origins and true nature of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] could have been hidden or forgotten. [[spoiler:It was the Great Others themselves, who have wiped their own and others' memories in order to keep that knowledge from interfering with their plans for a perfect world. One, a witch, has managed to retain the memories by imparting them onto an artifact. Her memories were restored as soon as she touched it]].
30th Apr '16 7:59:34 PM KhymChanur
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/a-man-at-the-top-of-his-profession One "tale" horrifically subverts this]], in that "Class A amnestics" are just what agents put down on reports to make themselves feel better. The actual memory loss is caused by a TortureTechnician via MindRape and beating witnesses until they [[TraumaInducedAmnesia no longer remember what happened]]. Thankfully, the not-quite-canon nature of the SCP tales lets you decide whether this is true or not.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/a-man-at-the-top-of-his-profession One "tale" horrifically subverts this]], in that "Class A amnestics" are just what agents put down on reports to make themselves feel better. The actual memory loss is caused by a TortureTechnician via MindRape and beating witnesses until they [[TraumaInducedAmnesia no longer remember what happened]]. Thankfully, the [[UnreliableCanon not-quite-canon nature nature]] of the SCP tales lets you decide whether this is true or not.
23rd Mar '16 11:29:09 PM Ghostninja109
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* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' has DATS, an organization responsible for keeping Digimon a secret from normal people. Memory-wiping via a neutralizer-type device is how they deal with any potential witnesses.
23rd Mar '16 1:44:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{UFO}}''. The SHADO organization captures people who see real [=UFO=]s and has its medical department use a drug to erase their recent memories, thus preventing the public from learning about UFO attacks.
* ''TheTroop'' has a little alien whose song causes short-term memory loss so they can cover breaches of TheMasquerade. However, ordinary ear plugs can protect one from the effect.

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* ''{{UFO}}''.''Series/{{UFO}}''. The SHADO organization captures people who see real [=UFO=]s and has its medical department use a drug to erase their recent memories, thus preventing the public from learning about UFO attacks.
* ''TheTroop'' ''Series/TheTroop'' has a little alien whose song causes short-term memory loss so they can cover breaches of TheMasquerade. However, ordinary ear plugs can protect one from the effect.



* Any kindred in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' with [[MindControl Dominate 3]] can be a one-vamp memory wiping crew. Not only can they make the victim forget, they can implant false memories. However, these memories don't always stay undone...

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* Any kindred in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' with [[MindControl Dominate 3]] can be a one-vamp memory wiping crew. Not only can they make the victim forget, they can implant false memories. However, these memories don't always stay undone...
16th Mar '16 11:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack II'' they even use a gigantic neuralizer hidden in the Statue of Liberty, capable of wiping the memories of all New York City.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack II'' ''Film/MenInBlackII'' they even use a gigantic neuralizer hidden in the Statue of Liberty, capable of wiping the memories of all New York City.
20th Feb '16 8:50:21 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' frequently administers a drug called RetCon to people who stumble across aliens. Though they stopped bothering to cover up the big events after the Sycorax invasion.




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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' [[BenevolentConspiracy Firewall]], [[TheMenInBlack Project Ozma]], and Titanian intelligence all have agents that erase memories with psychosurgery or drugs. Though given the ubiquity of {{Body Backup Drive}}s in the setting it's just as frequent that they simply kill someone and revert them to a backup made before they saw whatever they saw.
13th Dec '15 6:00:08 PM nombretomado
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* Professor X often plays this role in early versions of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} such as ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', wiping memories when TheMasquerade has been blown. During an episode of ''Evolution'' where the Brotherhood show off their powers in the middle of a school football game, he dangerously overexerts his powers by modifying the memory of every spectator. Naturally, the one person whose mind he doesn't ''completely'' wipe is Principal Kelly...

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* Professor X often plays this role in early versions of the Franchise/{{X-Men}} Franchise/XMen such as ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', wiping memories when TheMasquerade has been blown. During an episode of ''Evolution'' where the Brotherhood show off their powers in the middle of a school football game, he dangerously overexerts his powers by modifying the memory of every spectator. Naturally, the one person whose mind he doesn't ''completely'' wipe is Principal Kelly...
8th Sep '15 12:33:24 PM RevDave
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': "Class A Amnesiac administered to all survivors."
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/a-man-at-the-top-of-his-profession One story horrifically subverts this]], in that "Class A amnesiacs" are just what agents put down on reports to make themselves feel better. The actual memory loss is caused by a TortureTechnician via MindRape and beating witnesses until they [[TraumaInducedAmnesia no longer remember what happened]]. Thankfully, the indecisive-canon nature of the SCP lets you decide whether this is true or not.

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': "Class A Amnesiac Amnestic administered to all survivors."
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/a-man-at-the-top-of-his-profession One story "tale" horrifically subverts this]], in that "Class A amnesiacs" amnestics" are just what agents put down on reports to make themselves feel better. The actual memory loss is caused by a TortureTechnician via MindRape and beating witnesses until they [[TraumaInducedAmnesia no longer remember what happened]]. Thankfully, the indecisive-canon not-quite-canon nature of the SCP tales lets you decide whether this is true or not.
25th Jun '15 6:50:03 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''KolchakTheNightStalker'' had Kolchak narrating the events into a tape recorder, because the government had done this to him, and it hadn't quite taken, or rather not all at once. His memory of the incident ''was'' fading rapidly, and he had to make the recording while he still remembered most of the details.

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* One episode of ''KolchakTheNightStalker'' ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker'' had Kolchak narrating the events into a tape recorder, because the government had done this to him, and it hadn't quite taken, or rather not all at once. His memory of the incident ''was'' fading rapidly, and he had to make the recording while he still remembered most of the details.
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