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18th Sep '17 7:36:45 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has eidetic memory and mnemonic augmentation available as [[BioAugmentation bioware]] and cyberware, respectively. There is also an eidetic memory trait that can be part of the character's ego and thus [[BrainUploading transferable]] to [[BodyBackupDrive new]] [[BodySurf morphs]].

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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has eidetic memory and mnemonic augmentation available as [[BioAugmentation bioware]] and cyberware, respectively. There is also an eidetic memory trait that can be part of the character's ego and thus [[BrainUploading transferable]] to [[BodyBackupDrive new]] [[BodySurf morphs]]. While hyperthymesia, like several other [[NeurodiversityIsSupernatural savant traits]], is a [[PsychicPowers Psi-Chi sleight]].
18th Sep '17 7:05:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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On TV, every third character has a photographic memory, which here means only that they recall everything they see. When needed for the plot. In this sense, their memory is closer to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthymesia Hyperthymesia]] than eidetic memory. Sometimes paired with LaserGuidedAmnesia for ironic effect. If the narrator has this, he is an InfallibleNarrator.

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On TV, every third character has a photographic memory, which here means only that they recall everything they see. When needed for the plot. In this sense, their memory is closer to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthymesia Hyperthymesia]] than eidetic memory. Sometimes paired with LaserGuidedAmnesia for ironic effect. If the narrator has this, he is an InfallibleNarrator.
9th Sep '17 5:19:58 PM nombretomado
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* Olive in ''ANTFarm'' has a perfect memory as her talent.

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* Olive in ''ANTFarm'' ''Series/ANTFarm'' has a perfect memory as her talent.
12th Aug '17 10:41:34 PM zzedar
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On TV, every third character has a photographic memory, which here means only that they recall everything they see. When needed for the plot. Sometimes paired with LaserGuidedAmnesia for ironic effect. If the narrator has this, he is an InfallibleNarrator.

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On TV, every third character has a photographic memory, which here means only that they recall everything they see. When needed for the plot. In this sense, their memory is closer to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthymesia Hyperthymesia]] than eidetic memory. Sometimes paired with LaserGuidedAmnesia for ironic effect. If the narrator has this, he is an InfallibleNarrator.
30th Jun '17 2:06:28 PM TheKaizerreich
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* A man in Russia was born with this. While initially this helped him become a scholar, it also eventually drove him mad because he remembered every last horrible thing ever done to him, culminating in his suicide at age 30.
29th Jun '17 12:24:44 PM BeerBaron
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* During the [[MagicalSociety Mage's Guild]] questline in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', [[TheArchmage Shalidor]] is revealed to have this through use of a spell, though it is limited to written texts. [[spoiler: At the end of the questline he grants this ability to the player, expanding their Lore Library.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is said to be a racial trait of the Sload, a race of "slugmen" native to the archipelago of Thras to the southwest of Tamriel. It is said they have perfect recall of everything they see or hear.
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During the [[MagicalSociety Mage's Guild]] questline in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', [[TheArchmage Shalidor]] is revealed to have this through use of a spell, though it is limited to written texts. [[spoiler: At the end of the questline he grants this ability to the player, expanding their Lore Library.]]
27th May '17 11:35:58 AM nombretomado
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%%* Lisbeth Salander of the "''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium]]''" trilogy.

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%%* Lisbeth Salander of the "''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy "''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium]]''" trilogy.
27th May '17 3:46:23 AM Geoduck
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* As previously noted, actress Marilu Henner of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' fame possesses some form of this. Ironically, her late co-star Andy Kaufman was also blessed with a phenomenal memory, being able to perform his role without rehearsal.
20th May '17 12:55:11 PM nombretomado
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* Shawn Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'', another USANetwork show, has a true photographic memory, being able to recall old memories and see new details in them. He also has an uncanny ability to remember several long serial numbers after nothing but a glance. This is coupled together with HyperAwareness to make him able to notice and remember pretty much everything.

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* Shawn Spencer from ''Series/{{Psych}}'', another USANetwork Creator/USANetwork show, has a true photographic memory, being able to recall old memories and see new details in them. He also has an uncanny ability to remember several long serial numbers after nothing but a glance. This is coupled together with HyperAwareness to make him able to notice and remember pretty much everything.
29th Apr '17 4:16:05 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* The ComicBook/RedSkull recalls verbatim conversations he had decades earlier. Justified, since his character is roughly based on Hitler, who seems to have had something like this in real life.
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