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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.]]
6th Mar '16 12:01:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' story ''The Dead Man'', a young boy finds the burned body of a stranger in the wilderness and takes him back to his village. He can't even remember his name, but he turns out to be damn good with a gun and is being pursued by evil spirits from beyond. After healing sufficiently, the man goes on a journey to find out who he is. [[spoiler:He's Judge Dredd.]]
4th Mar '16 12:59:58 PM Morgenthaler
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1st Jan '16 10:55:55 PM nombretomado
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* Chester Tate from ''{{Soap}}'' goes on one of these after he loses his memories in season two after his surgery for [[spoiler:his brain defect that had been causing him blackouts and amnesia]].

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* Chester Tate from ''{{Soap}}'' ''Series/{{Soap}}'' goes on one of these after he loses his memories in season two after his surgery for [[spoiler:his brain defect that had been causing him blackouts and amnesia]].
11th Nov '15 7:41:25 PM Cannox
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* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''. The protagonist's back story is revealed through the PlotCoupons scattered throughout the game.

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* ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood''. The protagonist's back story is revealed through the PlotCoupons scattered throughout the game. [[spoiler:Namely that ''he doesn't have one'': he was literally made in the room he woke up in.]]
27th Oct '15 7:40:18 PM sgamer82
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* The final episode of the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' segment "Down on Moonshine Holler" ends with one of these at Banjo Bindlestuff finally reunites with the Hobo Princess he has long sought. He learns that [[spoiler:she had infiltrated high society looking for him, just has he became a hobo to find her. She confesses that she has done it for so long she feels she has lost touch with the Hobo Princess she originally was. Banjo suggests the two of them go on a quest together to rediscover who she is]].
17th Oct '15 6:56:26 PM HeraldAlberich
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* The center of ''Series/{{Blindspot}}'': A woman is left in a duffel bag in Times Square with no memory of who she is or why her whole body is covered in mysterious tattoos. The tats help the FBI solve cases while the woman, with the temporary identity of Jane Doe, helps them in the hope of finding clues to her past.
9th Oct '15 2:53:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SamanthaWho?''
* ''Series/KyleXY''
* ''Nowhere Man'': The main character thought he was a photographer whose life had been taken away. Granted, he ''starts the series'' thinking he knows who he is and what he does ... "and in one instant, it was all taken away", if I remember the dialogue right.

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* ''SamanthaWho?''
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''Series/KyleXY''
* ''Nowhere Man'': ''Series/NowhereMan'': The main character thought he was a photographer whose life had been taken away. Granted, he ''starts the series'' thinking he knows who he is and what he does ... "and in one instant, it was all taken away", if I remember the dialogue right.
3rd Aug '15 10:46:01 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'', the final episode of ''Down on Moonshine Holler'', "The Hobo Princess," ends with one of these at Banjo Bindlestuff [[spoiler:finally reunites with the Hobo Princess he has sought. She had infiltrated high society looking for him, just has he became a hobo to find her, but has done it for so long she feels she has lost touch with the Hobo Princess she originally was. Banjo suggests the two of them go on a quest together to rediscover who she is]].

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* In ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'', the The final episode of ''Down the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour's'' segment "Down on Moonshine Holler'', "The Hobo Princess," Holler" ends with one of these at Banjo Bindlestuff [[spoiler:finally finally reunites with the Hobo Princess he has long sought. She He learns that [[spoiler:she had infiltrated high society looking for him, just has he became a hobo to find her, but her. She confesses that she has done it for so long she feels she has lost touch with the Hobo Princess she originally was. Banjo suggests the two of them go on a quest together to rediscover who she is]].
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