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13th May '17 4:48:16 PM StrixObscuro
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* Half way through the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', [[spoiler: Shiro]] realizes that all of his memories are false, and he has no idea who he really is. The first thing he remembers is [[spoiler: being kicked out of an airship and crash landing in the school's gym.]] From then on, he not only has to [[spoiler: clear his name]], he also has to figure out who he truly is. [[spoiler: Of course, the two goals end up being connected...]]

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* Half way through the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', [[spoiler: Shiro]] [[spoiler:Shiro]] realizes that all of his memories are false, and he has no idea who he really is. The first thing he remembers is [[spoiler: being kicked out of an airship and crash landing in the school's gym.]] From then on, he not only has to [[spoiler: clear his name]], he also has to figure out who he truly is. [[spoiler: Of course, the two goals end up being connected...]]



* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', Beautie has no memories of a time before she flew over a meadow. Periodically she tries to fix this -- having difficulty because her LaserGuidedAmnesia keeps erasing what she learned.

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* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'', Beautie has no memories of a time before she flew over a meadow. Periodically she tries to fix this -- - having difficulty because her LaserGuidedAmnesia keeps erasing what she learned.



* ''MulhollandDrive'': A woman has amnesia after what seems to be a car accident. Recovering herself is not ontologically safe.

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* ''MulhollandDrive'': ''Film/MulhollandDrive'': A woman has amnesia after what seems to be a car accident. Recovering herself is not ontologically safe.



* Tzigone from ''CounselorsAndKings''. [[spoiler: She puts things together piecemeal throughout the trilogy, only learning the final bit- her real name- during the climax]].

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* Tzigone from ''CounselorsAndKings''. [[spoiler: She ''Literature/CounselorsAndKings''. [[spoiler:She puts things together piecemeal throughout the trilogy, only learning the final bit- bit - her real name- name - during the climax]].



* This is partially what happens in ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus The Lost Hero]]'', but in the second book it's not really mentioned since the readers already know what happened, even though the character himself does not remember.

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* This is partially what happens in ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus ''[[Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus The Lost Hero]]'', but in the second book it's not really mentioned since the readers already know what happened, even though the character himself does not remember.



* This is the initial driving question for [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Aglaciel]] in ''ImagineSomeday''.

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* This is the initial driving question for [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Aglaciel]] in ''ImagineSomeday''.''Literature/ImagineSomeday''.



* Played with in the ''Literature/VenusPrime'' series, where Sparta is aware that she used to be Linda Nagy, daughter of a pair of behavioral scientists, but can't remember anything about the three years prior to her waking up in a mental hospital.



* In the BlackMirror episode White Bear, the protagonist wakes up in a house surrounded by pills with no memory of who she is and a crazed maniac trying to kill her.

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* In the BlackMirror ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode White Bear, "White Bear", the protagonist wakes up in a house surrounded by pills with no memory of who she is and a crazed maniac trying to kill her.
13th May '17 4:06:02 PM eroock
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->''This story of the loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature.''

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->''This ->''"This story of the loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature.''"''
1st Apr '17 9:08:04 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Robin's side of the plot is the mystery of who and what he is.
4th Mar '17 12:20:01 PM LightningPrincess
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* In the BlackMirror episode White Bear, the protagonist wakes up in a house surrounded by pills with no memory of who she is and a crazed maniac trying to kill her.
17th Sep '16 4:57:45 PM NWolfman
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* In-between the themes of race relations in TheNewTens, ''Film/DearWhitePeople'' is, at it's core, a story of how we see ourselves based on our morals, our opinions and how other people see ''us''.
17th Aug '16 11:59:00 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan in ''Mirror Dance'', goes through several chapters not knowing who he is, [[spoiler: due to amnesia induced by him being killed, frozen, and then revived. His doctors have some idea who he is, but since he has a clone, and they believe the rumor that says he has ''two'' clones, they're not sure which one he is.]]

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': In ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Miles Vorkosigan in ''Mirror Dance'', goes through several chapters not knowing who he is, [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to amnesia induced by him being killed, frozen, and then revived. His doctors have some idea who he is, but since he has a clone, and they believe the rumor that says he has ''two'' clones, they're not sure which one ''which'' he is.]]
2nd Jul '16 10:20:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s Takua. After already having had his memory and identity wiped ''twice'', Takua managed to land on his head and erased his identity ''again''. What followed was a long quest to try and piece together who he is, all the while learning of the Legend of Bionicle, and helping his people fight against darkness.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s Takua. After already having had his memory and identity wiped ''twice'', Takua managed to land on his head and erased his identity ''again''. What followed was a long quest to try and piece together who he is, all the while learning of the Legend of Bionicle, and helping his people fight against darkness.
25th Jun '16 12:06:48 AM lavendermintrose
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* Half way through the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', [[spoiler: Shiro]] realizes that all of his memories are false, and he has no idea who he really is. The first thing he remembers is [[spoiler: being kicked out of an airship and crash landing in the school's gym.]] From then on, he not only has to [[spoiler: clear his name]], he also has to figure out who he truly is. [[spoiler: Of course, the two goals end up being connected...]]
24th May '16 6:51:40 AM DenisK21
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Roxas was sick of being in the dark, realizing just how little he really knew of himself. So he ditched Organization XIII to find out who he was before becoming a Nobody, or even if he WAS someone before that. At least, that was the idea; DiZ had other plans for him.
10th Apr '16 9:25:14 AM VVK
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* ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords Knights of the Old Republic II]]'': you wake up in an abandoned mining facility, and the first act is all about finding out how the hell you got there. The original has shades of this, but in that case the "amnesia" is so complete you don't even realize you ''have'' it until TheReveal.
** [=KotOR II=] is interesting in this regard; the first planet revolves around finding out what happened, but because The Exile was unconscious, not because she forgot. The rest of the game actually averts this trope: The Exile knows and hints at who she is and it is the player who must figure it out.
** There's an interesting conversation in the first game between your PlayerCharacter and the possible LoveInterest Bastila. She subjects to a couple of questions that are supposed to be a test of your honesty and the Force-bond that the two of you share. However, after TheReveal, the questions may have actually been [[spoiler:a test to make sure that Revan hasn't remembered who he/she is]].

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* Both ''Knights of the Old Republic'' games twist this around in complicated ways.
** More simple is
''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords Knights of the Old Republic II]]'': you wake up in an abandoned mining facility, and the first act is all about finding out how the hell you got there. The original has shades of this, but in that case the "amnesia" is so complete you don't even realize you ''have'' it until TheReveal.
** [=KotOR II=] is interesting in this regard;
So the first planet part revolves around finding out what happened, but it's because The Exile was unconscious, not because she forgot. The rest of the game actually averts this trope: The Exile knows and hints at who she is and it is the player who must figure it out.
** There's an interesting conversation ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' twists it around in the first game between your PlayerCharacter a [[WalkingSpoiler spoilerriffic]] way. Basically, [[spoiler: this sort of applies to one character, but they don't ''know'' it. As in, they don't know that there are vital things about their past they don't remember and the possible LoveInterest Bastila. She subjects to a couple of questions that are supposed part of what they're trying to be a test of your honesty and the Force-bond that the two of you share. However, after TheReveal, the questions may have actually been [[spoiler:a test to make sure that Revan hasn't remembered who he/she is]].find out, until TheReveal.]]
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