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24th Aug '16 12:26:34 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel [[Recap/NewSeriesAdventuresEnginesofWar "Engines of War"]], when people are erased by the Daleks Temporal Weapons memories are retained but people can't put them together. However, the Doctor knows what has happened.

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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel [[Recap/NewSeriesAdventuresEnginesofWar "Engines ''[[Recap/NewSeriesAdventuresEnginesofWar Engines of War"]], War]]'', when people are erased by the Daleks Temporal Weapons memories are retained but people can't put them together. However, the Doctor knows what has happened.happened.
** In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' short story "Brief Encounter: A Romantic Evening", the Brig and Doris have a partially ripple-proof memory; the more they look at their wedding photos and see that the Doctor was there, the more they remember that happening, but they ''also'' remember that they used to remember it differently.
** Similarly, in "Literature/ContinuityErrors", Andrea can sense that her backstory used to be different before the Doctor started mucking about with it.


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23rd Aug '16 8:59:53 PM PaulA
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* "Empty Graves", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, has a subtler variation where, once Martha Kent has taken steps to prevent a BadFuture coming about, she no longer consciously remembers the old timeline but it still leaves unconscious traces (so that, for instance, she remembers having decided that young Clark needs to learn to dissemble even though she no longer recalls that she decided this after catching a glimpse of a future in which he never had a secret identity).
22nd Aug '16 7:14:57 AM Kilaknux
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*** Also averted in the same episode - Reading through the Monk's journal, they discover Leonardo da Vinci was given the ideas for his flying machines from him.
16th Jul '16 4:11:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' where Robotnik, Scratch, Grounder, Sonic and Tails go back to an Ancient Egypt-like era, Scratch and Grounder make it so that two of Sonic's ancestors don't meet, resulting in Sonic not being born. But though Sonic disappears from existence, for plot convenience Tails is still there and remembers him, allowing him to set Sonic's ancestors back up.

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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' where Robotnik, Scratch, Grounder, Sonic and Tails go back to an Ancient Egypt-like era, Scratch and Grounder make it so that two of Sonic's ancestors don't meet, resulting in Sonic not being born. But though Sonic disappears from existence, for plot convenience Tails is still there and remembers him, allowing him to set Sonic's ancestors back up.
8th Jul '16 3:34:26 AM Sabrewing
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* This is a core tenant of the ''Franchise/ZeroEscape'' series. Several main characters across all three games can transfer their consciousness across spacetime, a process known as [=SHIFTing=], to explore the consequences of their actions and "reset" to earlier points and try another path. The route to the GoldenEnding in each game will inescapably involve dying in "incorrect" paths in order to obtain information not otherwise possible.
5th Jul '16 5:12:03 PM nombretomado
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* For some unexplained reason, when history began to change in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', Riku had this. He managed to get Axel and Zexion to remember the proper timeline when he got them to remember that AndrewJackson [[spoiler: (who they fuse into)]] is on the twenty dollar bill, and not [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]].

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* For some unexplained reason, when history began to change in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', Riku had this. He managed to get Axel and Zexion to remember the proper timeline when he got them to remember that AndrewJackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson [[spoiler: (who they fuse into)]] is on the twenty dollar bill, and not [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]].
25th Jun '16 12:37:01 PM Prfnoff
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* This comes with the RealityWarper abilities of the Star Singers in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesRingOfFates''. It only applies to the one doing the altering at the time. [[spoiler: The multiplayer mode however demonstrates that powerful entities, even if they have current timeline versions, can leak through. One even returning as a boss in the original CrystalChronicles, and the current versions may have déjà vu (or in one case a relapse) of their previous selves.]]

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* This comes with the RealityWarper abilities of the Star Singers in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesRingOfFates''. It only applies to the one doing the altering at the time. [[spoiler: The multiplayer mode however demonstrates that powerful entities, even if they have current timeline versions, can leak through. One even returning as a boss in the original CrystalChronicles, ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles Crystal Chronicles]]'', and the current versions may have déjà vu (or in one case a relapse) of their previous selves.]]
14th Jun '16 3:34:41 PM VampireBuddha
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* {{Subverted| trope}} in ''Westernanimation/{{Phantom 2040}}''. The team receives messages allegedly from the Phantom of 2157 urging him to forsake [[{{thou shallt not kill}} the Phantom's Pledge]] and kill Rebecca Madison. Guran dismisses the idea of a message from the future, but Archer thinks it's possible. As proof, the future Phantom tells the present characters about a shipment of illegal substances about to come in, which the Phantom of 2040 destroys; Phantom of 2157 sends another message, telling them that as a result of his actions, Cyberville was now constructed 87 days later than before. Archer immediately realises that this proves it's a hoax, since obviously the future Phantom wouldn't remember the unaltered timeline.
11th Jun '16 11:31:17 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', Shinji retains his full memories of the original timeline, and due to Instrumentality he also keeps other people’s memories of the original events.
8th Jun '16 1:35:05 PM cdrood
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** [[spoiler:And now in ''Comic/DCUniverseRebirth'' is the pre-Flashpoint Wally West who has been stuck in the Speed Force since the New 52 began. He remembers the past relationships, at least until he's pulled out and the old memories begin to fade]]

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** [[spoiler:And now in ''Comic/DCUniverseRebirth'' ''Comic/DCRebirth'' is the pre-Flashpoint Wally West who has been stuck in the Speed Force since the New 52 began. He remembers the past relationships, at least until he's pulled out and the old memories begin to fade]]
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