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26th Jul '16 1:51:02 PM Willbyr
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* This happens a few times in ''TwinSpica''.

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* This happens a few times in ''TwinSpica''.''Manga/FutatsuNoSpica''.
15th Jul '16 9:39:48 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna use a spell to get an OutOfClothesExperience inside Negi's memories of the destruction of his DoomedHometown. "It's a lot quicker than talking", you see. [[spoiler: Later in the [[MagicLand Magic world]], Rakan reveals a kind of [[{{Magitek}} technology]] that can read memories and turn them into a film reel, since Raken hates talking. This helped the drama considerably]].

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna use a spell to get an OutOfClothesExperience inside Negi's memories of the destruction of his DoomedHometown. "It's a lot quicker than talking", you see. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later in the [[MagicLand Magic world]], Rakan reveals a kind of [[{{Magitek}} technology]] that can read memories and turn them into a film reel, since Raken hates talking. This helped the drama considerably]].



* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Syaoran picks up a magic book that shows him Kurogane's past. He is unable to close the book until he finishes watching Kurogane's youth, though he can't interfere.

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* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Syaoran picks up a magic book that shows him Kurogane's past. He is unable to close the book until he finishes watching Kurogane's youth, though he can't interfere.
18th Apr '16 5:34:59 AM JapaneseTeeth
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** In "The Cutie Re-Mark" Starlight uses a time travel spell to actually take Twilight back in time to show her an event from her past. It's more literal than most examples, but it plays out almost exactly the same as this trope.
24th Mar '16 9:08:03 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''TheBoondockSaints''.

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%%* ''TheBoondockSaints''.''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
19th Mar '16 5:12:28 PM eroock
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* Towards the end of ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' when Hisako fills Anna in on Marnie's life story, we see Anna being present in the flashbacks.
9th Mar '16 7:57:22 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the sitcom ''KingOfQueens'', One episode has each of the three core characters going to a therapist. Each time the character and the therapist become observers of some kind of event in that character's childlife. They then go on to argue with someone in the flashback. The last one even has him getting into a fight with his younger self.

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* In the sitcom ''KingOfQueens'', ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', One episode has each of the three core characters going to a therapist. Each time the character and the therapist become observers of some kind of event in that character's childlife. They then go on to argue with someone in the flashback. The last one even has him getting into a fight with his younger self.
3rd Feb '16 1:28:02 PM Gamermaster
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* Caro's flashback in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had her observing her past self. Also, the [[AllThereInTheManual sound stages]] had Hayate and Reinforce Zwei accessing the memories of the Book of Darkness on two separate occasions, allowing them to observe the past of the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter]] with the first Reinforce to guide them.

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* Caro's flashback in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' had her observing her past self. Also, the [[AllThereInTheManual sound stages]] had Hayate and Reinforce Zwei accessing the memories of the Book of Darkness on two separate occasions, allowing them to observe the past of the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter]] with the first Reinforce to guide them.
18th Dec '15 2:35:10 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna use a spell to get an OutOfClothesExperience inside Negi's memories of the destruction of his DoomedHometown. "It's a lot quicker than talking", you see. [[spoiler: Later in the [[MagicLand Magic world]], Rakan reveals a kind of [[{{Magitek}} technology]] that can read memories and turn them into a film reel, since Raken hates talking. This helped the drama considerably]].

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi and Asuna use a spell to get an OutOfClothesExperience inside Negi's memories of the destruction of his DoomedHometown. "It's a lot quicker than talking", you see. [[spoiler: Later in the [[MagicLand Magic world]], Rakan reveals a kind of [[{{Magitek}} technology]] that can read memories and turn them into a film reel, since Raken hates talking. This helped the drama considerably]].



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* Woody Allen's older movie, ''Film/AnnieHall'', used this.
** Also, the use of NoFourthWall sometimes let other characters speak to the audience, such as when he asks his former classmates from elementary school what they're doing now.

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* Woody Allen's older movie, ''Film/AnnieHall'', used this.
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this. Also, the use of NoFourthWall sometimes let other characters speak to the audience, such as when he asks his former classmates from elementary school what they're doing now.



* The titular character in ''Film/{{Spider}}'', a mentally ill man, has Pensieve Flashbacks to his childhood in which he follows himself as a young boy play out a key drama in his life. We see alternately through the boy's point of view and the man's.
* The film ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' halfway uses this, in that the character who is flashing back (as his memory is being erased) is participating in the action, but he's also commenting on it to his girlfriend. When he breaks course and flashes back to his childhood, he and his girlfriend are still themselves (that is, played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet), but they are still acting out his memories (he's in his five-year-old's rocket pajamas, she's dressed up like his mom. It plays out a lot better on-screen.

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* The titular title character in ''Film/{{Spider}}'', a mentally ill man, has Pensieve Flashbacks to his childhood in which he follows himself as a young boy play out a key drama in his life. We see alternately through the boy's point of view and the man's.
* The film ''EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'' halfway uses this, in that the character who is flashing back (as his memory is being erased) is participating in the action, but he's also commenting on it to his girlfriend. When he breaks course and flashes back to his childhood, he and his girlfriend are still themselves (that is, played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet), but they are still acting out his memories (he's in his five-year-old's rocket pajamas, she's dressed up like his mom. It plays out a lot better on-screen.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': During their first test drive together of Gipsy Danger, thanks to the Drift allowing to share memories, when Mako relives Onibaba's attack on Tokyo she experienced as a little girl, Raleigh is present in the flashback, standing next to her while witnessing everything, and trying to convince her to come back.



* The Pensieve in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' from which [[TropeNamer this trope gets its name]] allows people to relive or share memories in this manner.
** Tom Riddle's diary from the second ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Chamber of Secrets}}'' book also does this.

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The Pensieve in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' from which [[TropeNamer this trope gets its name]] allows people to relive or share memories in this manner.
** Tom Riddle's diary from the second ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Chamber of Secrets}}'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' book also does this.



* The title character of the Literature/AgentPendergast novels, [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers due to his studies in esoteric mental disciplines]], is able to mentally reconstruct and experience the past in his own mind.

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* The title character of the Literature/AgentPendergast ''Literature/AgentPendergast'' novels, [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers due to his studies in esoteric mental disciplines]], is able to mentally reconstruct and experience the past in his own mind.



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* 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.]]

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* The nameless protagonist of ''{{Webcomic/HERO}}'', ''Webcomic/[[HERO}}'', when he picks up a compass containing a memory, experiences one of these--though 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.]]






7th Dec '15 12:18:24 PM eroock
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* The short flashback nightmare at the beginning of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "[[Recap/TheXFilesS04E23Demons Demons]]" shows Mulder as his younger self as well as him as an adult observing the scene.
7th Dec '15 12:15:04 PM eroock
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