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4th Apr '16 2:18:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': In "Time Lapse", an orderly finds himself suffering repeated blackouts where another consciousness takes over his body and travels out of the state, acquiring a weapon to be used in an apparent assassination of the U.S. President. [[spoiler:The other person is in fact a Secret Service Agent who was trying to stop a plot to kill the President, but ended up in a coma and discovered that he could project his mind into a nearby body.]]
26th Mar '16 10:12:41 AM JackG
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* ''Fear'', the pulp horror story by Creator/LRonHubbard starts with a professor who realises he's missing both his hat and memories of the past four hours. Despite warnings he investigates; [[GoMadFromTheRevelation it doesn't end well for him]].
26th Mar '16 1:41:21 AM JackG
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One" (S02, Ep21)]], the is PlayedStraight for Sam who wakes up the next day in Cold Oak, South Dakota. But, it is a SubvertedTrope for Ava, who pretends not to realize that 5 months have passed, so that the others will not realize what she has become.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One" (S02, Ep21)]], the trope is PlayedStraight for Sam who wakes up the next day in Cold Oak, South Dakota. But, But it is a SubvertedTrope for Ava, who pretends not to realize that 5 months have passed, so that the others will not realize what she has become. become.
** Played for BlackComedy when Dean is apparently abducted by a UFO. On his return he's rather annoyed to find Soulless!Sam in bed with a GirlOfTheWeek instead of desperately searching for his missing brother. Sam has to explain that Dean has been gone all night, not just for the past hour as he believes.
19th Mar '16 8:00:57 AM benda
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* Aaron Stampler in ''Film/PrimalFear'' mentions that he "loses" time over his childhood. [[spoiler:This is explained as his alter-ego taking over during times of stress.]]

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* Aaron Stampler in ''Film/PrimalFear'' mentions that he "loses" time over his childhood. [[spoiler:This is explained as his alter-ego taking over during times of stress.[[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]].]]
12th Mar '16 9:48:51 PM KatanaCat
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* Happens in ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'' to [[spoiler: the main character and his sister]]. Doesn't help that they forget that they've forgotten things, and need someone to talk about what they were doing to even realise they don't remember it.

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* Happens in ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'' to [[spoiler: the main character and his sister]]. Doesn't help that they forget that they've forgotten things, and need someone to talk about what they were doing to even realise realize they don't remember it.


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* [[http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/absence-seizures Absence seizures]] can also cause this effect, with the person looking up at the clock and finding that it's an hour later, with no memory of the intervening time because it was spent having constant absence seizures. Depending on the exact type of seizure, simple actions may still be performed, leading to someone recording a movie being aired on TV, carefully pausing the recording during each commercial break, and later having no memory that the movie even exists.
28th Oct '15 9:47:14 AM wormandaduck
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* ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'' has literal missing time. Using powerful magic can cause "glitches" in the fabric of reality. One of them causes a group of people to vanish for hours before suddenly returning, with no memory of any time passing. To make it even weirder, this never happens in front of people outside of the glitch; they only vanish when out of sight.
30th Jun '15 11:33:08 AM nombretomado
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* Happens to Sharon Valerii onboard the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', when her Cylon programming kicks in, leading to her sabotage the ship's water tanks without realising it.

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* Happens to Sharon Valerii onboard the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'', Galactica|2003}}'', when her Cylon programming kicks in, leading to her sabotage the ship's water tanks without realising it.
28th Jun '15 5:34:05 PM W3irdN3rd
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** If you're having a [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream lucid dream]] in RealLife, this is actually a [[AluminumChristmasTrees valid method]] to verify you're dreaming.
10th May '15 10:49:49 PM GrantMK2
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* Genocider Syo, the famous serial killer in Dangan Ronpa, experiences this. Why? Because [[spoiler: she]]'s really [[spoiler: the second personality of Touko Fukawa, who kills whenever Touko blacks out or sneezes.]] Poor kid.
** This was how [[spoiler: Mondo Oowada]] killed [[spoiler: Chihiro]], even though they immediately knew what they had done from the body lying on the floor at their feet.

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' both the [[spoiler:serial killer Genocider Syo, the famous serial killer in Dangan Ronpa, experiences Syo]] and [[spoiler: Touko Fukawa]] experience this. Why? Because [[spoiler: she]]'s they're]] really [[spoiler: the second same person with Syo a split personality of Touko Fukawa, who kills that appears whenever Touko blacks out or sneezes.Fukawa sees blood and faints.]] Poor kid.
kid. This becomes a point for a trial late in the game when Naegi realizes that even if [[spoiler: Touko's memories of what happened to the world are gone, Syo might still know]].
** This was how occurred when [[spoiler: Mondo Oowada]] killed [[spoiler: Chihiro]], even though they immediately knew what they had done from the body lying on the floor at their feet.
26th Apr '15 3:08:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''In Like Flint''. While playing golf with the U.S. President, Z.O.W.I.E. chief Lloyd Cramden uses his stopwatch to time the President's golf swing. When he checks the watch, he finds that the swing took 3 minutes. His investigation of the missing 3 minutes leads to the discovery of a plan to take control of the minds of women all over the world and put a nuclear sword of Damocles in orbit around the Earth.

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* ''In Like Flint''.''Film/InLikeFlint''. While playing golf with the U.S. President, Z.O.W.I.E. chief Lloyd Cramden uses his stopwatch to time the President's golf swing. When he checks the watch, he finds that the swing took 3 minutes. His investigation of the missing 3 minutes leads to the discovery of a plan to take control of the minds of women all over the world and put a nuclear sword of Damocles in orbit around the Earth.
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