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29th Mar '17 3:38:07 AM Juste_Morai
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* It is often debated among fans of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' whether or not Sally (Numbuh 3's granddaughter from a BadFuture) inadvertently (or even ''purposely'') prevented her own birth in "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." by helping to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. [[spoiler:(See clearly was not related to Numbah 4 in that timeline, and "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W." shows the adult Wally and Kuki married.)) If true, it may count as the most heroic of {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s.

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* It is often debated among fans of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' whether or not Sally (Numbuh 3's granddaughter from a BadFuture) inadvertently (or even ''purposely'') prevented her own birth in "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." by helping to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong. [[spoiler:(See clearly was not related to Numbah 4 in that timeline, and "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W." shows the adult Wally and Kuki married.)) ]] If true, it may count as the most heroic of {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s.
18th Mar '17 5:03:05 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** ''ComicBook/XMen Legacy'' introduced a character named "Forget-Me-Not", a member of the X-Men whose mutant power made everyone forget he existed the second his existence drifted from their minds. (That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates.) He was used tongue-in-cheek to explain why certain bad guys tend to have something happen to their super awesome weapons at the last moment and things like that. (Why did the team luck out and escape that death trap that seemed flawless? How could they have survived those rigged explosions that were strong enough to vaporize the island? Forget-Me-Not disarmed it. He seems to be the catch-all way to describe any confusing DeusExMachina in the Mutant Books. The only one who remembered him was Xavier, who put in an "alarm clock" telepathicly to remind him of his existence and the guy took it hard when Xavier died during ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.

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** ''ComicBook/XMen Legacy'' introduced a character named "Forget-Me-Not", a member of the X-Men whose mutant power made everyone forget he existed the second his existence drifted from their minds. (That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates.) He was used tongue-in-cheek to explain why certain bad guys tend to have something happen to their super awesome weapons at the last moment and things like that. (Why did the team luck out and escape that death trap that seemed flawless? Forget-Me-Not sabotaged it. How could they have survived those rigged explosions that were strong enough to vaporize the island? Forget-Me-Not disarmed it. He seems to be the catch-all way to describe any confusing DeusExMachina in the Mutant Books. ) The only one who remembered him was Xavier, who put in an "alarm clock" telepathicly to remind him of his existence and the guy took it hard when Xavier died during ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.
17th Mar '17 6:07:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Describes the mutant power of X-Men member [=ForgetMeNot=] pretty well. That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates countless times, but his contributions go unnoticed and uncredited due to the nature of his powers. See, his power works like this: You can talk to and interact with him normally, but the second he's out of your view, all the memory you have of him and the interaction is deleted from your memory. (There are ways to counter this, however. For instance, Xavier places a "psychic reminder" in his own mind that can keep him from forgetting his existence, but this only works once per hour.) On the plus side, this makes it quite easy for writers to explain any lapses of continuity that might arise in the mutant books where some villain or cataclysm makes a current situation unworkable; [[AuthorsSavingThrow they can just say [=ForgetMeNot=] dealt with it.]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen Legacy'' introduced a character named "Forget-Me-Not", a man whose mutant power made everyone forget he existed the second his existence drifted from their minds. He was used tongue-in-cheek to explain why certain bad guys tend to have something happen to their super awesome weapons at the last moment and things like that. The only one who remembered him was Xavier, who put in an "alarm clock" telepathicly to remind him of his existence and the guy took it hard when Xavier died during ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.

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** Describes ''ComicBook/XMen Legacy'' introduced a character named "Forget-Me-Not", a member of the X-Men whose mutant power of X-Men member [=ForgetMeNot=] pretty well. That's made everyone forget he existed the second his existence drifted from their minds. (That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates countless times, but his contributions go unnoticed and uncredited due to the nature of his powers. See, his power works like this: You can talk to and interact with him normally, but the second he's out of your view, all the memory you have of him and the interaction is deleted from your memory. (There are ways to counter this, however. For instance, Xavier places a "psychic reminder" in his own mind that can keep him from forgetting his existence, but this only works once per hour.fates.) On the plus side, this makes it quite easy for writers to explain any lapses of continuity that might arise in the mutant books where some villain or cataclysm makes a current situation unworkable; [[AuthorsSavingThrow they can just say [=ForgetMeNot=] dealt with it.]]
* ''ComicBook/XMen Legacy'' introduced a character named "Forget-Me-Not", a man whose mutant power made everyone forget he existed the second his existence drifted from their minds.
He was used tongue-in-cheek to explain why certain bad guys tend to have something happen to their super awesome weapons at the last moment and things like that.that. (Why did the team luck out and escape that death trap that seemed flawless? How could they have survived those rigged explosions that were strong enough to vaporize the island? Forget-Me-Not disarmed it. He seems to be the catch-all way to describe any confusing DeusExMachina in the Mutant Books. The only one who remembered him was Xavier, who put in an "alarm clock" telepathicly to remind him of his existence and the guy took it hard when Xavier died during ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.
17th Mar '17 5:56:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Describes the mutant power of X-Men member [=ForgetMeNot=] pretty well. That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates countless times, but his contributions go unnoticed and uncredited due to the nature of his powers. See, his power works like this: You can talk to and interact with him normally, but the second he's out of your view, all the memory you have of him and the interaction is deleted from your memory. (There are ways to counter this, however. For instance, Xavier places a "psychic reminder" in his own mind that can keep him from forgetting his existence, but this only works once per hour.) On the plus side, this makes it quite easy for writers to explain any lapses of continuity that might arise in the mutant books where some villain or cataclysm makes a current situation unworkable; [[AuthorsSavingThrow they can just say [=ForgetMeNot=] dealt with it.]]


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** Describes the mutant power of X-Men member [=ForgetMeNot=] pretty well. That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates countless times, but his contributions go unnoticed and uncredited due to the nature of his powers. See, his power works like this: You can talk to and interact with him normally, but the second he's out of your view, all the memory you have of him and the interaction is deleted from your memory. (There are ways to counter this, however. For instance, Xavier places a "psychic reminder" in his own mind that can keep him from forgetting his existence, but this only works once per hour.) On the plus side, this makes it quite easy for writers to explain any lapses of continuity that might arise in the mutant books where some villain or cataclysm makes a current situation unworkable; [[AuthorsSavingThrow they can just say [=ForgetMeNot=] dealt with it.]]
17th Mar '17 5:55:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** Describes the mutant power of X-Men member [=ForgetMeNot=] pretty well. That's right, this guy is ''a member of the core team'' of mainstream Marvel, and has been so since M-Day at least; his heroic actions include fighting the Brood, acting as a soldier during the Age of X, and saving the other members from death, enslavement, and many other horrid fates countless times, but his contributions go unnoticed and uncredited due to the nature of his powers. See, his power works like this: You can talk to and interact with him normally, but the second he's out of your view, all the memory you have of him and the interaction is deleted from your memory. (There are ways to counter this, however. For instance, Xavier places a "psychic reminder" in his own mind that can keep him from forgetting his existence, but this only works once per hour.) On the plus side, this makes it quite easy for writers to explain any lapses of continuity that might arise in the mutant books where some villain or cataclysm makes a current situation unworkable; [[AuthorsSavingThrow they can just say [=ForgetMeNot=] dealt with it.]]
13th Mar '17 8:03:04 PM Zerukin
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** In the [[VideoGame/DragonBalllXenoverse2 sequel]], Towa does this to the [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo previous game's]] Future Warrior by killing Shenron before Trunks has the chance to wish for them.
13th Mar '17 4:59:52 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** In the episode "Remember Me", this happened to the entire crew of the Enterprise; only Dr. Crusher remembered the missing people. This leads to a rather odd scene in which only Picard and Crusher were left on the ship, and he insisted that it made sense that they could run the ship with only two people - then the computer insists after Picard vanishes that she has always run the entire ''Enterprise'' alone. Only after everyone was gone did Dr Crusher figure out that [[spoiler:she was trapped in a pocket universe based on her own thoughts]]. And it's ''shrinking''.
** This is also Q's main threat to Picard in the first ("Encounter At Farpoint") and last episode ("All Good Things..."): To wipe humanity itself out so completely that it will never have existed.
** In "Yesterday's Enterprise", Tasha Yar finds out she shouldn't exist because she ''died'' in the "real" timeline. The episode causes a TimeParadox when Yar "sacrifices" her life to restore the timeline - but later it's learned she was taken prisoner and gave birth to Sela.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Children of Time": The crew find out they started a colony 200 years in the past, and to prevent the non-existence of several thousand people, they agree to go back and strand themselves. However, Odo, having lived those 200 years, was distressed that Kira was going to die in this timeline from some severe injury. So he fixes the ''Defiant'' and causes the non-existence of those thousands of people, including himself.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' two-parter "Year of Hell", the episode's villain, Annorax, has a weapon ship that can erase entire civilizations from history. When he originally fired the weapon at his people's greatest enemy, it restored the Krenim Empire, only to collapse due to an unforeseen plague (which also killed his wife) that only occurred because the enemy race had never introduced a vital immunity genome to the Krenim. In desperation, he fired it ''again'' to try fixing his mistake, managing to restore everyone, ''except'' for the colony in which his wife lived! This has led to his 200-year-long crusade to [[{{Necromantic}} resurrect her]] that has failed every single time, causing him to become obsessed to the point where he's conducting a one man war [[RageAgainstTheHeavens against time itself!]] The plot is resolved when [[spoiler:Janeway's [[RammingAlwaysWorks kamikaze]] attack on the weapon ship causes the weapon ship ''itself'' to be [[ResetButton erased from history]], resetting time and reuniting Annorax with his wife.]]
-->'''Janeway:''' [[BondOneLiner Time's. ]][[PunctuatedForEmphasis Up.]]
* The same plot as ''TNG'' episode "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two." [[spoiler:It turns out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** In "Revisions", there's a community of people living under a shield dome on an otherwise hellish planet: they all had devices on their heads which wired them into a central mainframe to retrieve knowledge from it. However, the shield was losing power, so the computer slowly shrank it over the years, [[PopulationControl controlling the excess population]] in their sleep and sending them out to die in the boiling atmosphere outside, and then editing the remaining people's memories so they thought the town had always been that size and didn't remember the dead ones.
** Inverted in an episode where a new character who the audience doesn't remember appears.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** In the episode "Remember Me",
''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' once did this happened to the entire crew its title characters (all 4400 of the Enterprise; only Dr. Crusher remembered the missing people. This leads to a rather odd scene in which only Picard and Crusher were left on the ship, and he insisted that it made sense that they could run the ship with only two people - then the computer insists after Picard vanishes that she has always run the entire ''Enterprise'' alone. Only after everyone was gone did Dr Crusher figure out that [[spoiler:she was trapped in a pocket universe based on her own thoughts]]. And it's ''shrinking''.
** This is also Q's main threat to Picard in the first ("Encounter At Farpoint") and last episode ("All Good Things..."): To wipe humanity itself out so completely that it will never have existed.
**
them). In "Yesterday's Enterprise", Tasha Yar finds out she shouldn't exist because she ''died'' in the "real" timeline. The episode causes a TimeParadox when Yar "sacrifices" her life to restore the timeline - but later it's learned she was taken prisoner and gave birth to Sela.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Children of Time": The crew find out they started a colony 200 years in the past, and to prevent the non-existence of several thousand people, they agree to go back and strand themselves. However, Odo, having lived those 200 years, was distressed that Kira was going to die in this timeline from some severe injury. So he fixes the ''Defiant'' and causes the non-existence of those thousands of people, including himself.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' two-parter "Year of Hell", the episode's villain, Annorax, has a weapon ship that can erase entire civilizations from history. When he originally fired the weapon at his people's greatest enemy, it restored the Krenim Empire, only to collapse due to an unforeseen plague (which also killed his wife) that only occurred because the enemy race had never introduced a vital immunity genome to the Krenim. In desperation, he fired it ''again'' to try fixing his mistake, managing to restore everyone, ''except'' for the colony in which his wife lived! This has led to his 200-year-long crusade to [[{{Necromantic}} resurrect her]] that has failed every single time, causing him to become obsessed to the point where he's conducting a
one man war [[RageAgainstTheHeavens against time itself!]] The plot is resolved when [[spoiler:Janeway's [[RammingAlwaysWorks kamikaze]] attack on the weapon ship causes the weapon ship ''itself'' to be [[ResetButton erased from history]], resetting time and reuniting Annorax with his wife.]]
-->'''Janeway:''' [[BondOneLiner Time's. ]][[PunctuatedForEmphasis Up.]]
* The same plot as ''TNG'' episode "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play." Much like the TNG
episode, it comes down appeared to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population do it (again) to all but one of Eureka is "two." [[spoiler:It turns them, but it turned out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** In "Revisions", there's
really a community of people living under a shield dome on an otherwise hellish planet: they all had devices on their heads which wired them into a central mainframe to retrieve knowledge from it. However, the shield was losing power, so the computer slowly shrank it over the years, [[PopulationControl controlling the excess population]] in their sleep and sending them out to die in the boiling atmosphere outside, and then editing the remaining people's memories so they thought the town had always been that size and didn't remember the dead ones.
** Inverted in an episode where a new character who the audience doesn't remember appears.
dream world created by said character.



* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "And When the Sky Was Opened". Three astronauts return from a trip into space and disappear one at a time. As each disappears, only one of the astronauts remembers that the others existed, until he disappears too, then the spacecraft they returned in vanishes as well. Every time someone disappears, the audience sees that day's newspaper, saying something along these lines each time: "Three men return from space", "Two men return from space", "Lone man returns from space", And something about a "miracle birth".
** One of the episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' series called "Upgrade" was about a woman who wished for a perfect family. She gets her wish, and her children are replaced by more perfect children. However, eventually she is replaced.

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* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "And When In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka the Sky Was Opened". Three astronauts Reverse-Flash, disintegrates into nothingness when [[spoiler:his ancestor, Eddie, kills himself.]] However, since he's such an important part of the timeline, history didn't change and everyone still remembers him. A younger version of him later arrives to trouble the heroes again. [[spoiler:Barry defeats the younger version of Thawne and tries to imprison him forever, but is forced to allow him to return to the future because he became a key part of Cisco/Vibe's origin story. Cisco almost vanished from a trip existence before Thawne was released.]]
** In the Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Barry goes back and saves his mother from Thawne. He then watches his past self, the one who failed to save her, smile and vanish
into space thin air. After Barry fixes the above timeline in season 3, Diggle's daughter Sara is erased from existence, and disappear one at John Diggle Jr. is the Diggle baby now, possibly setting the BadFuture of [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow the 2030s and 2040s in motion]].]] Additionally, [[spoiler:Cisco's brother Dante has been killed by a drunk driver several months prior in the new timeline, so he fits too]]. Interestingly, it's stated that time ripples don't cross into parallel universes, even if their timelines are intertwined. This means that [[spoiler:Harry and Jesse are unaffected by Barry's changes to Earth 1's timeline, and they immediately start noticing changes upon returning]].
** In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', this is how the Pilgrim kills her targets. Instead of killing them in their present, she finds their younger version and kill it, thus causing the future version to disintegrate. This is also why all Time Masters use fake names and conceal their past, since that makes it much more difficult to do this to them. In season 2, [[spoiler:the Legends meet Rex Tyler (AKA Hourman), the leader of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, who has been sent by a future version of Mick to warn the Legends about coming to 1942 (Tyler's time). However, Tyler disappears halfway through his warning. Later on, the team travels to 1942 and meets members of the JSA, while Tyler has no idea who they are. At the end of that episode, the Reverse-Flash kills him, so Tyler doesn't thwart his plans by warning the Legends (thus explaining his disappearance in the middle of his warning)]].
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Inverted on ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''. Dawn popped into existence, leaving the viewers scratching their heads for a while since all the characters acted as if Dawn had always been with them. It turns out that Dawn is fabricated and all the characters have false memories. Just what their memories of the first four seasons were changed to is never specified, but they all remember Dawn being there alongside them the entire
time. As each disappears, A number of the official comics set during the first four seasons have Dawn as a character, with notes attached saying, in effect, "Yeah, she didn't exist back then, but everyone remembers her being there, so..."
** ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
*** Angel has memories of his son Connor removed from all of his friends' minds, so that
only he remembers Connor ever existed. The difference here is that Connor still exists, just not in the minds of the supporting cast. Their modified memories of what happened the previous seasons are never fully explained, even after certain characters get their memories back.
*** From that same season, every mention and memory of The Beast was erased from our dimension [[spoiler:by [[EldritchAbomination Jasmine]]. The Beast is still mentioned in a book from another dimension, where his information was not removed. Angelus also recalls the Beast because he was not in control of Angel when the erasure occured.]]
* In one skit, [[Series/ChappellesShow Dave Chappelle]] took a woman on a MagicalNegro ride into [[AlternateHistory a world where]] her sizeable breasts [[DCupDistress she'd been complaining about]] were Ret Goned. [[ACupAngst It wasn't such A Wonderful Life for her.]]
* In an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode of ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' a demon shows JR Ewing what everyone's life would be like had he not existed. After seeing how well off everyone would be it convinces JR to shoot himself which concludes the series.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs "Invasion of the Dinosaurs"]], [[spoiler:the {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s would have Retgoned everyone outside the protection field. This would have included nearly all humanity, as well as the entire Silurian species.]]
** Let's not forget the De-Mat gun in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime "The Invasion of Time"]], which not only erases its target from history, but erases itself after being fired, as well as a bit of the wielder's memory.
** Since the Doctor is said to be the last of the Time Lords no matter what era of history he's in, the removal of Gallifrey and (most) of the Daleks could count as this.
** The armies of Neverweres and Might-Have-Beens in the Time War are theorized to be people erased by the Time Lords or other nutjobs (see the ''Big Finish'' examples in Radio).
** The [[TimeyWimeyBall cracks in time]] driving the plot of Series 5 have this effect:
*** The cracks are first explained starting in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]]. Time travellers can still [[RippleEffectProofMemory remember the victims]] -- ''unless'' they were part of the traveller's own history, as we learn in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood "Cold Blood"]] when [[spoiler:Rory is erased]]. Things get worse in "The Pandorica Opens", where [[spoiler:the TARDIS blows up, triggering the explosion that [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble caused/will cause/is causing]] the cracks and threatening to Ret Gone the ''universe.'']] In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]], both [[spoiler:Rory and the universe]] get better.
*** The cracks only sort of scrape things off the surface; no one remembers the lost events, but they still ''happened''. The best example is probably Amy Pond. She has no parents, she never had any parents, and she lives in a big empty house with her biological aunt, who is an only child. None of that makes the slightest amount of sense, but everyone's brains just sort of [[WeirdnessCensor skip over it]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]], the Great Intelligence attempts a massive Ret Gone on the Doctor himself. It almost works.
* The same plot as ''TNG'' episode "Remember Me", with a research facility substituted for the ship and virtual reality goggles substituted for a NegativeSpaceWedgie, appeared in the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Games People Play". Much like the TNG episode, it comes down to the ludicrous yet creepy statement that the population of Eureka is "two". [[spoiler:It turns out that the VR goggles are part of a psychiatric treatment program. In Carter's case, it was trying to get him to accept the thought of his daughter going off to college]].
* In the season 3 finale of ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', [[spoiler:this happens to Peter Bishop]]. [[spoiler:He eventually gets better]]. The trope is apparently played to full effect regarding [[spoiler:Peter's infant son Henry]], though.
** Although [[spoiler:Henry]] has an equivalent in the new timeline which results from [[spoiler:Peter's]] return, [[spoiler:his daughter Henrietta]].
** In the series finale, this happens to the Observers.
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "The Way We Almost Weren't", Jackson and Miley begin to undergo this after preventing their parents from meeting.
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Silent Night", this happens one-by-one to everyone in Haven, with only Audrey Parker and the Troubled person causing it being able to remember them. Although no one else can remember them, they do notice something is wrong if they think about it, like Duke asking Nathan, "Why are there only two people in your class photo?" One guy whose wife was erased realizes that he must have a wife, even if he can't remember her, because his daughter must have a mother. When Audrey saves the day, everyone reappears with no memory of that day.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** [[NextSundayAD five years in the future]] some of the characters had settled down (or undergone a HeelFaceTurn) and had families of cute little children that won't exist now because the future has changed and the mothers of said children have been StuffedInTheFridge.
** There's also Caitlin. Peter utterly ruins her life just by crossing paths with her and for all her trouble she gets left behind in a BadFuture that's subsequently erased from existence, again thanks to [[IdiotHero Peter]].
* An episode of ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'' has Dan accidentally leave a digital camera in the early [[TheEighties 80s]]. He returns home to not only find a [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin more advanced technological level]] (including newspapers that play video and holographic screens) but a daughter instead of a son. Since he remembers the night his son was originally conceived, he asks his wife about it. She explains that they were about to get it on, when he received a call about malfunctioning nano-systems at his work and had to go. They ended up having sex sometime later and conceiving a daughter. He resolves to go back and change things back, despite his wife pleading him not to (as far as she knows, they never had a son, and Dan is about to erase her daughter from existence). He does that anyway and doesn't tell his wife what happened.
* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', [[spoiler:the Greatest Treasure in the Universe has the power to do this to Zangyack, which would retroactively undo all the damage they've done to the universe. However, using it would also erase the history and legacy of the SuperSentai, so the Gokaiger ultimately decide not to use it.]]
* In ''Series/TheLostRoom'', this happens to room 10 of the Sunshine Motel as well as everything in it, in the same event that gave all of the objects inside it extraordinary powers. After the event, the room was never built and the motel owners don't remember it ever existing. It can only be accessed by using
one of the astronauts remembers that objects, the others existed, until he disappears too, then the spacecraft they returned in vanishes as well. Every time someone disappears, the audience sees that day's newspaper, saying something along these lines each time: "Three men return from space", "Two men return from space", "Lone man returns from space", And something about key to it, to open a "miracle birth".
** One
door (any door). [[spoiler:One of the episodes objects is a man who was occupying the room at the time of ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' the event. Afterwards, he came home to find that his wife no longer remembered him.]]
* This is a standard side effect of entering ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' has this as the
series called "Upgrade" was about premise. In the end Veil discovers [[spoiler: he really did never exist. He's a woman who wished for a perfect family. She gets her wish, and her children are replaced by more perfect children. However, eventually she is replaced.brainwashed federal agent.]]



* ''Series/NowhereMan'' has this as the series premise. In the end Veil discovers [[spoiler: he really did never exist. He's a brainwashed federal agent.]]

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* ''Series/NowhereMan'' ''Series/{{Primeval}}'':
** At the start of the second series, Claudia Brown
has never existed, though this was foreshadowed. There were other differences, such as that they had a new base, and the series premise. In identical Jenny Lewis existed.
** At
the end Veil discovers [[spoiler: of S3 it is revealed that [[spoiler:Helen's plan is to do this with the [[MoralEventHorizon entirety of humanity]], thankfully the punishment for trying that is [[KarmicDeath death by velociraptor]].]]
* In one episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'', Sam's actions accidentally cause Al to be convicted of murder and executed in the 1960s. Al is immediately replaced by another character (played by Roddy [=MacDowell=]) who in the new time line has always been Sam's connection to the Project. When Sam fixes things, Al comes back, with no idea that
he really did never exist. He's a brainwashed federal agent.]]had ever stopped being there.



* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'':
** At the start of the second series, Claudia Brown has never existed, though this was foreshadowed. There were other differences, such as that they had a new base, and the identical Jenny Lewis existed.
** At the end of S3 it is revealed that [[spoiler:Helen's plan is to do this with the [[MoralEventHorizon entirety of humanity]], thankfully the punishment for trying that is [[KarmicDeath death by velociraptor]].]]
* This is a standard side effect of entering ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* In ''Series/TheLostRoom'', this happens to room 10 of the Sunshine motel, as well as everything in it, in the same event that gave all of the objects inside it extraordinary powers. After the event, the room was never built and the motel owners don't remember it ever existing. It can only be accessed by using one of the objects, the key to it, to open a door (any door). [[spoiler:One of the objects is a man who was occupying the room at the time of the event. Afterwards, he came home to find that his wife no longer remembered him.]]
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' once did this to its title characters (all 4400 of them). In one episode,it appeared to do it (again) to all but one of them, but it turned out that it was really a dream world created by said character.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angel has memories of his son Connor removed from all of his friends minds, so that only he remembers Connor ever existed. The difference here is that Connor still exists, just not in the minds of the supporting cast. Their modified memories of what happened the previous seasons are never fully explained, even after certain characters get their memories back.
** From that same season, every mention and memory of The Beast was erased from our dimension [[spoiler:by [[EldritchAbomination Jasmine]]. The Beast is still mentioned in a book from another dimension, where his information was not removed. Angelus also recalls the Beast because he was not in control of Angel when the erasure occured.]]
* Inverted on ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''. Dawn popped into existence, leaving the viewers scratching their heads for a while since all the characters acted as if Dawn had always been with them. It turns out that Dawn is fabricated and all the characters have false memories. Just what their memories of the first four seasons were changed to is never specified, but they all remember Dawn being there alongside them the entire time. A number of the official comics set during the first four seasons have Dawn as a character, with notes attached saying, in effect, "Yeah, she didn't exist back then, but everyone remembers her being there, so..."
* In one episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'', Sam's actions accidentally cause Al to be convicted of murder and executed in the 1960s. Al is immediately replaced by another character (played by Roddy [=MacDowell=]) who in the new time line has always been Sam's connection to the Project. When Sam fixes things, Al comes back, with no idea that he had ever stopped being there.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** [[NextSundayAD five years in the future]] some of the characters had settled down (or undergone a HeelFaceTurn) and had families of cute little children that won't exist now because the future has changed and the mothers of said children have been StuffedInTheFridge.
** There's also Caitlin. Peter utterly ruins her life just by crossing paths with her and for all her trouble she gets left behind in a BadFuture that's subsequently erased from existence, again thanks to [[IdiotHero Peter]].

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* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'':
** At the start of the second series, Claudia Brown has never existed, though this was foreshadowed. There were other differences, such as that they had a new base, and the identical Jenny Lewis existed.
** At the end of S3 it is revealed that [[spoiler:Helen's plan is to do this with the [[MoralEventHorizon entirety of humanity]], thankfully the punishment for trying that is [[KarmicDeath death by velociraptor]].]]
* This is a standard side effect of entering ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* In ''Series/TheLostRoom'', this happens to room 10 of the Sunshine motel, as well as everything in it, in the same event that gave all of the objects inside it extraordinary powers. After the event, the room was never built and the motel owners don't remember it ever existing. It can only be accessed by using one of the objects, the key to it, to open a door (any door). [[spoiler:One of the objects is a man who was occupying the room at the time of the event. Afterwards, he came home to find that his wife no longer remembered him.]]
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' once did this to its title characters (all 4400 of them). In one episode,it appeared to do it (again) to all but one of them, but it turned out that it was really a dream world created by said character.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angel has memories of his son Connor removed from all of his friends minds, so that only he remembers Connor ever existed. The difference here is that Connor still exists, just not in the minds of the supporting cast. Their modified memories of what happened the previous seasons are never fully explained, even after certain characters get their memories back.
** From that same season, every mention and memory of The Beast was erased from our dimension [[spoiler:by [[EldritchAbomination Jasmine]]. The Beast is still mentioned in a book from another dimension, where his information was not removed. Angelus also recalls the Beast because he was not in control of Angel when the erasure occured.]]
* Inverted on ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}''. Dawn popped into existence, leaving the viewers scratching their heads for a while since all the characters acted as if Dawn had always been with them. It turns out that Dawn is fabricated and all the characters have false memories. Just what their memories of the first four seasons were changed to is never specified, but they all remember Dawn being there alongside them the entire time. A number of the official comics set during the first four seasons have Dawn as a character, with notes attached saying, in effect, "Yeah, she didn't exist back then, but everyone remembers her being there, so..."
* In one episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'', Sam's actions accidentally cause Al ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', this very nearly happens to be convicted of murder and executed in the 1960s. Al is immediately replaced by entire holiday of Christmas. According to Salem, it has already happened to another character (played by Roddy [=MacDowell=]) who in holiday, called Bobunk.
-->'''Salem''': Ah,
the new time line has always been Sam's connection to the Project. When Sam fixes things, Al comes back, days of Bobunk...
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Sarah Jane gets eradicated,
with no idea that he had ever stopped being there.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** [[NextSundayAD five years in
Maria the future]] some of the characters had settled down (or undergone a HeelFaceTurn) and had families of cute little children that won't exist now because the future has changed and the mothers of said children have been StuffedInTheFridge.
** There's also Caitlin. Peter utterly ruins her life just by crossing paths
only person with her and for all her trouble she any memory of her. And later, Maria gets left behind in a BadFuture that's subsequently erased from existence, again thanks to [[IdiotHero Peter]].eradicated, with only her father remembering her. It nearly goes one step further.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In the original series story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs", [[spoiler:the {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s would have Ret Goned everyone outside the protection field. This would have included nearly all Humanity, as well as the entire Silurian species.]]
** The [[TimeyWimeyBall cracks in time]] driving the plot of Series 5 have this effect:
*** The cracks are first explained starting in "Flesh and Stone". Time travellers can still [[RippleEffectProofMemory remember the victims]] - ''unless'' they were part of the traveller's own history, as we learn in "Cold Blood" when [[spoiler:Rory is erased]]. Things get worse in "The Pandorica Opens", where [[spoiler:the TARDIS blows up, triggering the explosion that [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble caused/will cause/is causing]] the cracks and threatening to Ret Gone the ''universe.'']] In "The Big Bang", both [[spoiler:Rory and the universe]] get better.
*** The cracks only sort of scrape things off the surface; no one remembers the lost events, but they still ''happened''. The best example is probably Amy Pond. She has no parents, she never had any parents, and she lives in a big empty house with her biological aunt, who is an only child. None of that makes the slightest amount of sense, but everyone's brains just sort of [[WeirdnessCensor skip over it]].
** Since the Doctor is said to be the last of the Time Lords no matter what era of history he's in, the removal of Gallifrey and (most) of the Daleks could count as this.
** The armies of Neverweres and Might-Have-Beens in the Time War are theorised to be people erased by the Time Lords or other nutjobs (see the ''Big Finish'' examples in Radio)
** In the series 7 finale, the Great Intelligence attempts a massive Ret Gone on the Doctor himself. It almost works.
** Let's not forget the De-Mat gun in "The Invasion of Time", which not only erases its target from history, but erases itself after being fired, as well as a bit of the wielder's memory.
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Sarah Jane gets eradicated, with Maria the only person with any memory of her. And later, Maria gets eradicated, with only her father remembering her. It nearly goes one step further.
* In one skit, [[Series/ChappellesShow Dave Chappelle]] took a woman on a MagicalNegro ride into [[AlternateHistory a world where]] her sizeable breasts [[DCupDistress she'd been complaining about]] were Ret Goned. [[ACupAngst It wasn't such A Wonderful Life for her.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', this very nearly happens to the entire holiday of Christmas. According to Salem, it has already happened to another holiday, called Bobunk.
-->'''Salem''': Ah, the days of Bobunk...
* In the season 3 finale of ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', [[spoiler:this happens to Peter Bishop]]. [[spoiler:He eventually gets better]]. The trope is apparently played to full effect regarding [[spoiler:Peter's infant son Henry]], though.
** Although [[spoiler:Henry]] has an equivalent in the new timeline which results from [[spoiler:Peter's]] return, [[spoiler:his daughter Henrietta]].
** In the series finale, this happens to the Observers.
* In an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode of ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' a demon shows JR Ewing what everyone's life would be like had he not existed. After seeing how well off everyone would be it convinces JR to shoot himself which concludes the series.
* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', [[spoiler:the Greatest Treasure in the Universe has the power to do this to Zangyack, which would retroactively undo all the damage they've done to the universe. However, using it would also erase the history and legacy of the SuperSentai, so the Gokaiger ultimately decide not to use it.]]
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Silent Night", this happens one-by-one to everyone in Haven, with only Audrey Parker and the Troubled person causing it being able to remember them. Although no one else can remember them, they do notice something is wrong if they think about it, like Duke asking Nathan, "Why are there only two people in your class photo?" One guy whose wife was erased realizes that he must have a wife, even if he can't remember her, because his daughter must have a mother. When Audrey saves the day, everyone reappears with no memory of that day.
* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash, disintegrates into nothingness when [[spoiler:his ancestor, Eddie, kills himself.]] However, since he's such an important part of the timeline, history didn't change and everyone still remembers him. A younger version of him later arrives to trouble the heroes again. [[spoiler:Barry defeats the younger version of Thawne and tries to imprison him forever, but is forced to allow him to return to the future because he became a key part of Cisco/Vibe's origin story. Cisco almost vanished from existence before Thawne was released.]]
** In the Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Barry goes back and saves his mother from Thawne. He then watches his past self, the one who failed to save her, smile and vanish into thin air. After Barry fixes the above timeline in season 3, Diggle's daughter Sara is erased from existence, and John Diggle Jr. is the Diggle baby now, possibly setting the BadFuture of [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow the 2030s and 2040s in motion]].]] Additionally, [[spoiler:Cisco's brother Dante has been killed by a drunk driver several months prior in the new timeline, so he fits too]]. Interestingly, it's stated that time ripples don't cross into parallel universes, even if their timelines are intertwined. This means that [[spoiler:Harry and Jesse are unaffected by Barry's changes to Earth 1's timeline, and they immediately start noticing changes upon returning]].
* An episode of ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'' has Dan accidentally leave a digital camera in the early [[TheEighties 80s]]. He returns home to not only find a [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin more advanced technological level]] (including newspapers that play video and holographic screens) but a daughter instead of a son. Since he remembers the night his son was originally conceived, he asks his wife about it. She explains that they were about to get it on, when he received a call about malfunctioning nano-systems at his work and had to go. They ended up having sex sometime later and conceiving a daughter. He resolves to go back and change things back, despite his wife pleading him not to (as far as she knows, they never had a son, and Dan is about to erase her daughter from existence). He does that anyway and doesn't tell his wife what happened.
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "The Way We Almost Weren't", Jackson and Miley begin to undergo this after preventing their parents from meeting.
* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', this is how the Pilgrim kills her targets. Instead of killing them in their present, she finds their younger version and kill it, thus causing the future version to disintegrate. This is also why all Time Masters use fake names and conceal their past, since that makes it much more difficult to do this to them. In season 2, [[spoiler:the Legends meet Rex Tyler (AKA Hourman), the leader of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, who has been sent by a future version of Mick to warn the Legends about coming to 1942 (Tyler's time). However, Tyler disappears halfway through his warning. Later on, the team travels to 1942 and meets members of the JSA, while Tyler has no idea who they are. At the end of that episode, the Reverse-Flash kills him, so Tyler doesn't thwart his plans by warning the Legends (thus explaining his disappearance in the middle of his warning)]].
* In the ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' pilot, after Lucy comes back from 1937, she is shocked to discover that her previously-comatose mother is perfectly fine. Then she gets a second dose, when she realizes that her sister Amy never existed. It turns out, when Flynn saved the original passengers of the ''Hindenburg'', a descendant of one of the people, who died in the original timeline, married the man, whom Lucy has always thought as her father. Thus, her sister was never born. She also realizes that her mother has been lying to her about who her real father is. In a later episode, [[spoiler:Wyatt intentionally tries to erase the man he thinks killed his wife from existence by preventing his parents from having a one-night stand. He accidentally causes the father's death, but, upon returning to the present, is shocked to find out that his wife is still dead. Someone else must have killed her]]. Agent Christopher gives Lucy a flash drive with the information on her wife and kids, just in case something accidentally causes them to cease to exist as well. She asks Lucy to keep the flash drive in the time machine and give it to her in that eventuality. [[spoiler:This is Flynn's end goal as well - to erase [[AncientConspiracy Rittenhouse]] from existence in order to bring back his wife and daughter, who were murdered by Rittenhouse agents. This is also why Rittenhouse has financed the time travel projet in the first place, planning to use the time machine to cleanly remove people they don't like from reality]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
''Series/StargateSG1'':
** In "Revisions", there's a community of people living under a shield dome on an otherwise hellish planet: they all had devices on their heads which wired them into a central mainframe to retrieve knowledge from it. However, the shield was losing power, so the computer slowly shrank it over the years, [[PopulationControl controlling the excess population]] in their sleep and sending them out to die in the boiling atmosphere outside, and then editing the remaining people's memories so they thought the town had always been that size and didn't remember the dead ones.
** Inverted in an episode where a new character who the audience doesn't remember appears.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** In the original series story "Invasion of the Dinosaurs", [[spoiler:the {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s would have Ret Goned everyone outside the protection field. This would have included nearly all Humanity, as well as episode "Remember Me", this happened to the entire Silurian species.crew of the Enterprise; only Dr. Crusher remembered the missing people. This leads to a rather odd scene in which only Picard and Crusher were left on the ship, and he insisted that it made sense that they could run the ship with only two people - then the computer insists after Picard vanishes that she has always run the entire ''Enterprise'' alone. Only after everyone was gone did Dr Crusher figure out that [[spoiler:she was trapped in a pocket universe based on her own thoughts]]. And it's ''shrinking''.
** This is also Q's main threat to Picard in the first ("Encounter At Farpoint") and last episode ("All Good Things..."): To wipe humanity itself out so completely that it will never have existed.
** In "Yesterday's Enterprise", Tasha Yar finds out she shouldn't exist because she ''died'' in the "real" timeline. The episode causes a TimeParadox when Yar "sacrifices" her life to restore the timeline - but later it's learned she was taken prisoner and gave birth to Sela.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Children of Time": The crew find out they started a colony 200 years in the past, and to prevent the non-existence of several thousand people, they agree to go back and strand themselves. However, Odo, having lived those 200 years, was distressed that Kira was going to die in this timeline from some severe injury. So he fixes the ''Defiant'' and causes the non-existence of those thousands of people, including himself.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' two-parter "Year of Hell", the episode's villain, Annorax, has a weapon ship that can erase entire civilizations from history. When he originally fired the weapon at his people's greatest enemy, it restored the Krenim Empire, only to collapse due to an unforeseen plague (which also killed his wife) that only occurred because the enemy race had never introduced a vital immunity genome to the Krenim. In desperation, he fired it ''again'' to try fixing his mistake, managing to restore everyone, ''except'' for the colony in which his wife lived! This has led to his 200-year-long crusade to [[{{Necromantic}} resurrect her]] that has failed every single time, causing him to become obsessed to the point where he's conducting a one man war [[RageAgainstTheHeavens against time itself!]] The plot is resolved when [[spoiler:Janeway's [[RammingAlwaysWorks kamikaze]] attack on the weapon ship causes the weapon ship ''itself'' to be [[ResetButton erased from history]], resetting time and reuniting Annorax with his wife.
]]
** The [[TimeyWimeyBall cracks in time]] driving the plot of Series 5 have this effect:
*** The cracks are first explained starting in "Flesh and Stone". Time travellers can still [[RippleEffectProofMemory remember the victims]] - ''unless'' they were part of the traveller's own history, as we learn in "Cold Blood" when [[spoiler:Rory is erased]]. Things get worse in "The Pandorica Opens", where [[spoiler:the TARDIS blows up, triggering the explosion that [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble caused/will cause/is causing]] the cracks and threatening to Ret Gone the ''universe.'']] In "The Big Bang", both [[spoiler:Rory and the universe]] get better.
*** The cracks only sort of scrape things off the surface; no one remembers the lost events, but they still ''happened''. The best example is probably Amy Pond. She has no parents, she never had any parents, and she lives in a big empty house with her biological aunt, who is an only child. None of that makes the slightest amount of sense, but everyone's brains just sort of [[WeirdnessCensor skip over it]].
** Since the Doctor is said to be the last of the Time Lords no matter what era of history he's in, the removal of Gallifrey and (most) of the Daleks could count as this.
** The armies of Neverweres and Might-Have-Beens in the Time War are theorised to be people erased by the Time Lords or other nutjobs (see the ''Big Finish'' examples in Radio)
** In the series 7 finale, the Great Intelligence attempts a massive Ret Gone on the Doctor himself. It almost works.
** Let's not forget the De-Mat gun in "The Invasion of Time", which not only erases its target from history, but erases itself after being fired, as well as a bit of the wielder's memory.
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Sarah Jane gets eradicated, with Maria the only person with any memory of her. And later, Maria gets eradicated, with only her father remembering her. It nearly goes one step further.
* In one skit, [[Series/ChappellesShow Dave Chappelle]] took a woman on a MagicalNegro ride into [[AlternateHistory a world where]] her sizeable breasts [[DCupDistress she'd been complaining about]] were Ret Goned. [[ACupAngst It wasn't such A Wonderful Life for her.
-->'''Janeway:''' [[BondOneLiner Time's. ]][[PunctuatedForEmphasis Up.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', this very nearly happens to the entire holiday of Christmas. According to Salem, it has already happened to another holiday, called Bobunk.
-->'''Salem''': Ah, the days of Bobunk...
* In the season 3 finale of ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', [[spoiler:this happens to Peter Bishop]]. [[spoiler:He eventually gets better]]. The trope is apparently played to full effect regarding [[spoiler:Peter's infant son Henry]], though.
** Although [[spoiler:Henry]] has an equivalent in the new timeline which results from [[spoiler:Peter's]] return, [[spoiler:his daughter Henrietta]].
** In the series finale, this happens to the Observers.
* In an ItsAWonderfulPlot episode of ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' a demon shows JR Ewing what everyone's life would be like had he not existed. After seeing how well off everyone would be it convinces JR to shoot himself which concludes the series.
* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', [[spoiler:the Greatest Treasure in the Universe has the power to do this to Zangyack, which would retroactively undo all the damage they've done to the universe. However, using it would also erase the history and legacy of the SuperSentai, so the Gokaiger ultimately decide not to use it.]]
* In the ''Series/{{Haven}}'' episode "Silent Night", this happens one-by-one to everyone in Haven, with only Audrey Parker and the Troubled person causing it being able to remember them. Although no one else can remember them, they do notice something is wrong if they think about it, like Duke asking Nathan, "Why are there only two people in your class photo?" One guy whose wife was erased realizes that he must have a wife, even if he can't remember her, because his daughter must have a mother. When Audrey saves the day, everyone reappears with no memory of that day.
* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harrison Wells, aka Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse-Flash, disintegrates into nothingness when [[spoiler:his ancestor, Eddie, kills himself.]] However, since he's such an important part of the timeline, history didn't change and everyone still remembers him. A younger version of him later arrives to trouble the heroes again. [[spoiler:Barry defeats the younger version of Thawne and tries to imprison him forever, but is forced to allow him to return to the future because he became a key part of Cisco/Vibe's origin story. Cisco almost vanished from existence before Thawne was released.]]
** In the Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Barry goes back and saves his mother from Thawne. He then watches his past self, the one who failed to save her, smile and vanish into thin air. After Barry fixes the above timeline in season 3, Diggle's daughter Sara is erased from existence, and John Diggle Jr. is the Diggle baby now, possibly setting the BadFuture of [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow the 2030s and 2040s in motion]].]] Additionally, [[spoiler:Cisco's brother Dante has been killed by a drunk driver several months prior in the new timeline, so he fits too]]. Interestingly, it's stated that time ripples don't cross into parallel universes, even if their timelines are intertwined. This means that [[spoiler:Harry and Jesse are unaffected by Barry's changes to Earth 1's timeline, and they immediately start noticing changes upon returning]].
* An episode of ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'' has Dan accidentally leave a digital camera in the early [[TheEighties 80s]]. He returns home to not only find a [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin more advanced technological level]] (including newspapers that play video and holographic screens) but a daughter instead of a son. Since he remembers the night his son was originally conceived, he asks his wife about it. She explains that they were about to get it on, when he received a call about malfunctioning nano-systems at his work and had to go. They ended up having sex sometime later and conceiving a daughter. He resolves to go back and change things back, despite his wife pleading him not to (as far as she knows, they never had a son, and Dan is about to erase her daughter from existence). He does that anyway and doesn't tell his wife what happened.
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "The Way We Almost Weren't", Jackson and Miley begin to undergo this after preventing their parents from meeting.
* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', this is how the Pilgrim kills her targets. Instead of killing them in their present, she finds their younger version and kill it, thus causing the future version to disintegrate. This is also why all Time Masters use fake names and conceal their past, since that makes it much more difficult to do this to them. In season 2, [[spoiler:the Legends meet Rex Tyler (AKA Hourman), the leader of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, who has been sent by a future version of Mick to warn the Legends about coming to 1942 (Tyler's time). However, Tyler disappears halfway through his warning. Later on, the team travels to 1942 and meets members of the JSA, while Tyler has no idea who they are. At the end of that episode, the Reverse-Flash kills him, so Tyler doesn't thwart his plans by warning the Legends (thus explaining his disappearance in the middle of his warning)]].
* In the ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' pilot, after Lucy comes back from 1937, she is shocked to discover that her previously-comatose mother is perfectly fine. Then she gets a second dose, when she realizes that her sister Amy never existed. It turns out, when Flynn saved the original passengers of the ''Hindenburg'', a descendant of one of the people, people who died in the original timeline, timeline married the man, man whom Lucy has always thought as her father. Thus, her sister was never born. She also realizes that her mother has been lying to her about who her real father is. In a later episode, [[spoiler:Wyatt intentionally tries to erase the man he thinks killed his wife from existence by preventing his parents from having a one-night stand. He accidentally causes the father's death, but, upon returning to the present, is shocked to find out that his wife is still dead. Someone else must have killed her]]. Agent Christopher gives Lucy a flash drive with the information on her wife and kids, just in case something accidentally causes them to cease to exist as well. She asks Lucy to keep the flash drive in the time machine and give it to her in that eventuality. [[spoiler:This is Flynn's end goal as well - to erase [[AncientConspiracy Rittenhouse]] from existence in order to bring back his wife and daughter, who were murdered by Rittenhouse agents. This is also why Rittenhouse has financed the time travel projet project in the first place, planning to use the time machine to cleanly remove people they don't like from reality]].reality]].
* ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'':
** ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "And When the Sky Was Opened". Three astronauts return from a trip into space and disappear one at a time. As each disappears, only one of the astronauts remembers that the others existed, until he disappears too, then the spacecraft they returned in vanishes as well. Every time someone disappears, the audience sees that day's newspaper, saying something along these lines each time: "Three men return from space", "Two men return from space", "Lone man returns from space", And something about a "miracle birth".
** One of the episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'' series called "Upgrade" was about a woman who wished for a perfect family. She gets her wish, and her children are replaced by more perfect children. However, eventually she is replaced.
8th Mar '17 5:46:04 PM rjd1922
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* The sequel to ''VideoGame/IMMeen'' called "Chill Manor" has the villain take over history. If you get a game over; the player character [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o9GumafGKg is erased from history. Forever. And she villain even cackles as she erases you.]]

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* The sequel to ''VideoGame/IMMeen'' called "Chill Manor" has the villain take over history. If you get a game over; the player character [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o9GumafGKg com/watch?v=e_p0k4tJPgs is erased from history. Forever. And she villain even cackles as she erases you.]]
25th Feb '17 11:14:23 AM Steven
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* This is one of the ways you can die in ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject''. Due to the BigBad altering the timeline, the main character will cease to exist. You only get uncreated if you go anywhere besides the TSA or faff about and let the temporal wave hit the present after being warned about it.
24th Feb '17 11:29:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' pilot, after Lucy comes back from 1937, she is shocked to discover that her previously-comatose mother is perfectly fine. Then she gets a second dose, when she realizes that her sister Amy never existed. It turns out, when Flynn saved the original passengers of the ''Hindenburg'', a descendant of one of the people, who died in the original timeline, married the man, whom Lucy has always thought as her father. Thus, her sister was never born. She also realizes that her mother has been lying to her about who her real father is. In a later episode, [[spoiler:Wyatt intentionally tries to erase the man he thinks killed his wife from existence by preventing his parents from having a one-night stand. He accidentally causes the father's death, but, upon returning to the present, is shocked to find out that his wife is still dead. Someone else must have killed her]]. Agent Christopher gives Lucy a flash drive with the information on her wife and kids, just in case something accidentally causes them to cease to exist as well. She asks Lucy to keep the flash drive in the time machine and give it to her in that eventuality.

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* In the ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' pilot, after Lucy comes back from 1937, she is shocked to discover that her previously-comatose mother is perfectly fine. Then she gets a second dose, when she realizes that her sister Amy never existed. It turns out, when Flynn saved the original passengers of the ''Hindenburg'', a descendant of one of the people, who died in the original timeline, married the man, whom Lucy has always thought as her father. Thus, her sister was never born. She also realizes that her mother has been lying to her about who her real father is. In a later episode, [[spoiler:Wyatt intentionally tries to erase the man he thinks killed his wife from existence by preventing his parents from having a one-night stand. He accidentally causes the father's death, but, upon returning to the present, is shocked to find out that his wife is still dead. Someone else must have killed her]]. Agent Christopher gives Lucy a flash drive with the information on her wife and kids, just in case something accidentally causes them to cease to exist as well. She asks Lucy to keep the flash drive in the time machine and give it to her in that eventuality. [[spoiler:This is Flynn's end goal as well - to erase [[AncientConspiracy Rittenhouse]] from existence in order to bring back his wife and daughter, who were murdered by Rittenhouse agents. This is also why Rittenhouse has financed the time travel projet in the first place, planning to use the time machine to cleanly remove people they don't like from reality]].
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