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25th Nov '16 5:21:10 PM ultimomant
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** [[spoiler:And now in ''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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** [[spoiler:And now in ''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]]fade.]]



* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' there's 2 examples of this trope. In "Out of Time", Barry accidentally goes so fast that he goes back in time to one day in the past. At first Barry is the only person who remembers the events of "Out of Time", until "The Trap" when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Cisco]] has dreams about the AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: in which Harrison Wells kills him. In the season finale it's further revealed that the reason why Cisco remembers this is because he is a metahuman.]]
** As time travel becomes increasingly frequent in the series, RippleEffectProofMmeory is usually the norm. The one exception is in the Season 3 premiere ''Flashpoint'' in which [[spoiler: Barry gradually starts to lose memories of his original timeline, the more he uses his speed in the Flashpoint timeline. Once the Flashpoint timeline is undone and a new CloseEnoughTimeline is established however, Barry retains his memories of the original Season 1/2 timeline and of the months he spent in the Flashpoint timeline, but doesn't remember the unfamiliar aspects of the new timeline, such as the death of Cisco's brother Dante or the new CSI Julian Dorn whom he's supposedly been sharing a lab with for the past year]].

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'' there's 2 examples of this trope. ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
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In "Out of Time", Barry accidentally goes so fast that he goes back in time to one day in the past. At first Barry is the only person who remembers the events of "Out of Time", until "The Trap" when it is revealed that [[spoiler: Cisco]] has dreams about the AlternateTimeline [[spoiler: in which Harrison Wells kills him. In the season finale it's further revealed that the reason why Cisco remembers this is because he is a metahuman.]]
** As time travel becomes increasingly frequent in the series, RippleEffectProofMmeory RippleEffectProofMemory is usually the norm. The one exception is in the Season 3 premiere ''Flashpoint'' in which [[spoiler: Barry gradually starts to lose memories of his original timeline, the more he uses his speed in the Flashpoint timeline. Once the Flashpoint timeline is undone and a new CloseEnoughTimeline is established however, Barry retains his memories of the original Season 1/2 timeline and of the months he spent in the Flashpoint timeline, but doesn't remember the unfamiliar aspects of the new timeline, such as the death of Cisco's brother Dante or the new CSI Julian Dorn whom he's supposedly been sharing a lab with for the past year]].
13th Nov '16 12:38:49 AM Tsar673
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** As time travel becomes increasingly frequent in the series, RippleEffectProofMmeory is usually the norm. The one exception is in the Season 3 premiere ''Flashpoint'' in which [[spoiler: Barry gradually starts to lose memories of his original timeline, the more he uses his speed in the Flashpoint timeline. Once the Flashpoint timeline is undone and a new CloseEnoughTimeline is established however, Barry retains his memories of the original Season 1/2 timeline and of the months he spent in the Flashpoint timeline, but doesn't remember the unfamiliar aspects of the new timeline, such as the death of Cisco's brother Dante or the new CSI Julian Dorn whom he's supposedly been sharing a lab with for the past year]].
** The Season 3 BigBad Dr. Alchemy has effectively weaponized RippleEffectProofMemory. [[spoiler: He has the ability to not only reawaken the memories of people's lives in the alternate Flashpoint timeline, but also restore the metahuman abilities they had in that timeline]].
26th Oct '16 6:22:54 AM Tightwire
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* In ComicBook/MoreThanMeetsTheEye, everybody on the Lost Light has this, relative to the StableTimeLoop or twenty they've gone and caused. This appears to be ''caused'' by them being in proximity to the activation and use of the time machine in the first place, with the rest of the universe temporarily pulling to a halt.
11th Oct '16 1:03:23 PM MikeW
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** When Lucy tries to explain this to Mason, the inventor of the time machine, and their NSA contact, they're confused as her file shows no sister. Lucy shows them a locket with Amy's picture that she'd been wearing during the trip so it still survives. Mason is astounded to realize Lucy has an artifact of a timeline that no longer exists.
10th Oct '16 1:44:50 PM MikeW
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* In ''Series/Timeless'' the trio who go through time to stop a criminal are immune to changes brought about. Thus, when they return from their first mission, they find that according to history books, the ''Hindenburgh'' was destroyed a day later by "anarchists" (actually, them) and only two people died. Meanwhile, historian Lucy returns home to discover that her comatose mother is alive and well, Lucy is engaged to a man she's never met and her sister Lucy was never born.
* In ''Series/Frequency,'' Raimy Sullivan is the only one who sees how the present changes due to her father Frank affecting things in 1996 (the two linked by talking via a ham radio). Raimy remembers the old timeline but now has memories of this new history. However, they're not instant; it takes being told a body has been identified as her mother for Raimy to "remember" her mom vanishing in 1997.

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* In ''Series/Timeless'' ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' the trio who go through time to stop a criminal are immune to changes brought about. Thus, when they return from their first mission, they find that according to history books, the ''Hindenburgh'' was destroyed a day later by "anarchists" (actually, them) and only two people died. Meanwhile, historian Lucy returns home to discover that her comatose mother is alive and well, Lucy is engaged to a man she's never met and her sister Lucy Amy was never born.
* In ''Series/Frequency,'' ''Series/{{Frequency}}'' Raimy Sullivan is the only one who sees how the present changes due to her father Frank affecting things in 1996 (the two linked by talking via a ham radio). Raimy remembers the old timeline but now has memories of this new history. However, they're not instant; it takes being told a body has been identified as her mother for Raimy to "remember" her mom vanishing in 1997.
10th Oct '16 1:43:55 PM MikeW
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* In ''Series/Timeless'' the trio who go through time to stop a criminal are immune to changes brought about. Thus, when they return from their first mission, they find that according to history books, the ''Hindenburgh'' was destroyed a day later by "anarchists" (actually, them) and only two people died. Meanwhile, historian Lucy returns home to discover that her comatose mother is alive and well, Lucy is engaged to a man she's never met and her sister Lucy was never born.
* In ''Series/Frequency,'' Raimy Sullivan is the only one who sees how the present changes due to her father Frank affecting things in 1996 (the two linked by talking via a ham radio). Raimy remembers the old timeline but now has memories of this new history. However, they're not instant; it takes being told a body has been identified as her mother for Raimy to "remember" her mom vanishing in 1997.
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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* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'':
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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.
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