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19th Apr '17 10:04:30 AM xanthopinna
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* The movie ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' is mostly this. Although it isn't always pensive, and is a "flashback" to an alternative history.
18th Mar '17 5:49:33 PM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.
20th Feb '17 11:59:42 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Three-Eyed Raven has Bran go through several of them to explore his family's past.
19th Feb '17 5:49:55 PM azul120
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* In ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' a {{pensieve flashback}} is invoked during the climax of the story.

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* In ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' a {{pensieve flashback}} pensieve flashback is invoked during the climax of the story.
19th Feb '17 5:48:40 PM azul120
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* Played with in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Itachi]] puts Sasuke in a PensieveFlashback via [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] to show him [[spoiler:the history of Madara Uchiha and the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan]] explaining what he wants out of Sasuke, but it later appears that his account [[UnreliableExpositor may not have been completely accurate]].

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* Played with in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler:Itachi]] puts Sasuke in a PensieveFlashback Pensieve Flashback via [[MasterOfIllusion genjutsu]] to show him [[spoiler:the history of Madara Uchiha and the Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan]] explaining what he wants out of Sasuke, but it later appears that his account [[UnreliableExpositor may not have been completely accurate]].



* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': The [[{{Cyberspace}} Bonus Stage]] in Friend Land is effectively a PensieveFlashback to [[spoiler:the area and time period Kenji and his classmates grew up in]], albeit one where you can interact with the virtual people [[spoiler:and certain details are missing.]] This is played with in at least one scene where what appeared to be a genuine flashback only the audience sees [[TomatoSurprise is really just another visit to Bonus Stage]].

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* ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': The [[{{Cyberspace}} Bonus Stage]] in Friend Land is effectively a PensieveFlashback Pensieve Flashback to [[spoiler:the area and time period Kenji and his classmates grew up in]], albeit one where you can interact with the virtual people [[spoiler:and certain details are missing.]] This is played with in at least one scene where what appeared to be a genuine flashback only the audience sees [[TomatoSurprise is really just another visit to Bonus Stage]].



** When you reach Zanarkand and find out that [[spoiler:Zanarkand is the Fayth's dreams of their memories of the old city, making it one big PensieveFlashback that carried on where the real city left off when it was destroyed]].
* The Memory Maze in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', which had [[spoiler: the Sword Magess, Anastasia]] guiding Ashley through her memories.

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** When you reach Zanarkand and find out that [[spoiler:Zanarkand is the Fayth's dreams of their memories of the old city, making it one big PensieveFlashback Pensieve Flashback that carried on where the real city left off when it was destroyed]].
* The Memory Maze in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', ''VideoGame/WildARMs2'', which had [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Sword Magess, Anastasia]] guiding Ashley through her memories.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Arvval and Faevv watch this way Faerun's [[spoiler: disappereance.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', Liz's portion of the RashomonStyle flashback involves Hester and Mary stepping directly into her memory. ("This is cool, right? [[LampshadeHanging Just like in]] ''Literature/HarryPotter.''") Memory!Liz within the flashback acts as the mouthpiece for modern-day Liz, and Hester (briefly forgetting that these are not actual events) punches one of the memories.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Arvval and Faevv watch this way Faerun's [[spoiler: disappereance.[[spoiler:disapperance.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', Liz's portion of the RashomonStyle flashback involves Hester and Mary stepping directly into her memory. ("This is cool, right? [[LampshadeHanging Just like in]] ''Literature/HarryPotter.''") ''Literature/HarryPotter''".) Memory!Liz within the flashback acts as the mouthpiece for modern-day Liz, and Hester (briefly forgetting that these are not actual events) punches one of the memories.



** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The Return of Harmony, Part 2"]], Discord shows Twilight one of these (using his RealityWarper abilities) to show her the [[RiddleMeThis riddle he gave her]] near the beginning of her quest, in order to reveal that [[spoiler: she was taking it the wrong way the whole time and he was JustToyingWithThem.]]

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** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The Return of Harmony, Part 2"]], Discord shows Twilight one of these (using his RealityWarper abilities) to show her the [[RiddleMeThis riddle he gave her]] near the beginning of her quest, in order to reveal that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was taking it the wrong way the whole time and he was JustToyingWithThem.]]
25th Jan '17 7:48:08 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'': Batman has several, mostly of his memories of Jason Todd as Robin.
24th Jan '17 7:15:43 PM thatother1dude
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has this be the solution to Mung's teacher telling everyone awful stories about him. They make him tell the story, then jump into his flashback to alter the past. It works flawlessly...except that Chowder decided to grab his past self and pull him to the present...

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has this be the solution to Mung's teacher telling everyone awful stories about him. They make him tell the story, then jump into his flashback to alter the past. It works flawlessly...except that Chowder decided to grab his past self [[TemporalParadox and pull him to the present...]]
12th Dec '16 2:20:57 PM dasuberkaiser
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is how the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The nameless protagonist of ''Webcomic/[[HERO}}'', when he picks up a compass containing a memory, experiences one of these -- though he experiences it in first person, the only thing he can do that deviates from the memory is to think, [[spoiler:and technically, it's Eira's memory.]]
* This happens to Skye in ''Webcomic/{{Alternate}}'', accompanied by his [[TheConscience conscience]] Dominique.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Arvval and Faevv watch this way Faerun's [[spoiler: disappereance.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', Liz's portion of the RashomonStyle flashback involves Hester and Mary stepping directly into her memory. ("This is cool, right? [[LampshadeHanging Just like in]] ''Literature/HarryPotter.''") Memory!Liz within the flashback acts as the mouthpiece for modern-day Liz, and Hester (briefly forgetting that these are not actual events) punches one of the memories.
* The dream bubbles in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. They act both as the dream world and the afterlife, and are composed of the memories of the dreaming/dead people. The main twist is, originally when dreaming the character's memory is retold verbatim, but once they realize it isn't a memory they are free to manipulate stuff at their will.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is how the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The nameless protagonist of ''Webcomic/[[HERO}}'', when he picks up a compass containing a memory, experiences one of these -- though he experiences it in first person, the only thing he can do that deviates from the memory is to think, [[spoiler:and technically, it's Eira's memory.]]
* This is how happens to Skye in ''Webcomic/{{Alternate}}'', accompanied by his [[TheConscience conscience]] Dominique.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', Arvval and Faevv watch this way Faerun's [[spoiler: disappereance.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', Liz's portion of
the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias RashomonStyle flashback involves Hester and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known
Mary stepping directly into her memory. ("This is cool, right? [[LampshadeHanging Just like in]] ''Literature/HarryPotter.''") Memory!Liz within the flashback acts as the Red Thirst, where mouthpiece for modern-day Liz, and Hester (briefly forgetting that these are not actual events) punches one of the memories.
* The dream bubbles in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. They act both as the dream world and the afterlife, and are composed of the memories of the dreaming/dead people. The main twist is, originally when dreaming the character's memory is retold verbatim, but once
they relive the agonizing final moments of realize it isn't a memory they are free to manipulate stuff at their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.will.
12th Dec '16 2:20:04 PM dasuberkaiser
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* A rather interesting case occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as a crucial part of game's story. The heroine Tifa enters the catatonic hero Cloud's mind and helps him sort through his muddled memories. Together, she and Cloud (his subconsciousness, really) go over experiences they shared in the past to determine what memories were real, which were invented, and which were implanted.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also uses this for the orphanage revelation.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' had three variations:
** The pyreflies can form visions of people or events when there are enough of them, such as in the Farplane or especially [[spoiler:Zanarkand Dome]], where you see visions of [[spoiler:Jecht, Auron, and Braska]].
** When you reach Zanarkand and find out that [[spoiler:Zanarkand is the Fayth's dreams of their memories of the old city, making it one big PensieveFlashback that carried on where the real city left off when it was destroyed]].
* The Memory Maze in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', which had [[spoiler: the Sword Magess, Anastasia]] guiding Ashley through her memories.
* ''Videogame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' did this while going through the four fields on Disk 2

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[[folder:Theater]]
* A rather interesting case occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as a crucial part In the third act of game's story. ''Theatre/OurTown'', Emily, now deceased, is given the chance to relive one day of her life. She is advised to make it an unimportant one, since the experience of watching herself alive will be painful for her. The heroine Tifa enters the catatonic hero Cloud's mind and helps him sort through his muddled memories. Together, date she and Cloud (his subconsciousness, really) go over experiences they shared in the past to determine what memories were real, which were invented, and which were implanted.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also uses this for the orphanage revelation.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' had three variations:
** The pyreflies can form visions of people or events when there are enough of them, such as in the Farplane or especially [[spoiler:Zanarkand Dome]], where you see visions of [[spoiler:Jecht, Auron, and Braska]].
** When you reach Zanarkand and find out
chooses is that [[spoiler:Zanarkand is the Fayth's dreams of their memories of the old city, making it one big PensieveFlashback that carried on where the real city left off when it was destroyed]].
* The Memory Maze in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', which had [[spoiler: the Sword Magess, Anastasia]] guiding Ashley through
her memories.
* ''Videogame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' did this while going through the four fields on Disk 2
twelfth birthday (Tuesday, February 11th, 1899).



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is how the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* In the third act of ''Theatre/OurTown'', Emily, now deceased, is given the chance to relive one day of her life. She is advised to make it an unimportant one, since the experience of watching herself alive will be painful for her. The date she chooses is that of her twelfth birthday (Tuesday, February 11th, 1899).
[[/folder]]

to:

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is how the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* In the third act of ''Theatre/OurTown'', Emily, now deceased, is given the chance to relive one day of her life. She is advised to make it an unimportant one, since the experience of watching herself alive will be painful for her. The date she chooses is that of her twelfth birthday (Tuesday, February 11th, 1899).
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* Psychics in ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' can use their powers to allow people and Pokémon within a certain radius to see the memories of themselves and others as observers. Aura can be kneaded into the projection to get around the difficulties most Dark types have with this.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Psychics A rather interesting case occurs in ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as a crucial part of game's story. The heroine Tifa enters the catatonic hero Cloud's mind and helps him sort through his muddled memories. Together, she and Cloud (his subconsciousness, really) go over experiences they shared in the past to determine what memories were real, which were invented, and which were implanted.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also uses this for the orphanage revelation.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' had three variations:
** The pyreflies
can use their powers to allow form visions of people or events when there are enough of them, such as in the Farplane or especially [[spoiler:Zanarkand Dome]], where you see visions of [[spoiler:Jecht, Auron, and Pokémon within a certain radius to see Braska]].
** When you reach Zanarkand and find out that [[spoiler:Zanarkand is
the Fayth's dreams of their memories of themselves and others as observers. Aura can be kneaded into the projection to get around old city, making it one big PensieveFlashback that carried on where the difficulties most Dark types have with this.real city left off when it was destroyed]].
* The Memory Maze in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'', which had [[spoiler: the Sword Magess, Anastasia]] guiding Ashley through her memories.
* ''Videogame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' did this while going through the four fields on Disk 2




to:

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is how the AkashicRecords work in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}.'' As a metaphysical record of all events, recorded automatically as they happen, visitors can select moments to experience in flawless clarity, free of personal bias and perception. This allows these flashbacks for clear retrospection.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Blood Angels chapter of Space Marines collectively suffers from a disease known as the Red Thirst, where they relive the agonizing final moments of their Primarch Sanguinius (due to the implants being taken from his own genetic material), going absolutely berserk.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Psychics in ''RolePlay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' can use their powers to allow people and Pokémon within a certain radius to see the memories of themselves and others as observers. Aura can be kneaded into the projection to get around the difficulties most Dark types have with this.
[[/folder]]
25th Nov '16 11:26:53 AM DustSnitch
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* The Magical Congress of the United States in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' uses magic that resemble the Pensieve from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (they are in the same universe, after all) as part of their execution process. The person to be executed has their memories extracted from their brains and put into a pool, which displays their fondest memories in order to keep them calm enough to allow the execution to go off without a hitch.



** Tom Riddle's diary from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' book also does this.

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** Tom Riddle's diary from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' book also does this.has the ability to show people the memories of Tom Riddle as he saw them, similar to the mechanics of a Pensieve that would be introduced in later books.
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