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11th Jul '17 11:12:16 PM Nulono
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** In general, though, the protagonists tend to invoke this trope, such as wishing to retain their memories when altering the timeline.
7th Jul '17 5:30:18 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': After setting history back on course, Jeffrey and Bogg are the only ones who remember the alternative timelines.
19th Jun '17 9:11:24 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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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 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 or get jumbled with the New 52 timeline. While he mostly remembers the pre-Flashpoint timeline, he's also starting to remember his newer, New 52 timeline.
** Eobard Thawne returns during the ''Rebirth'' run of ''The Flash'', possessing his New 52 counterpart and overriding the latter's powers and costume. He ''only'' remembers the timeline right until the New 52 began (he died right before it), and this becomes a plot point later when he finds that his knowledge of the Flashes and their history is in need of updating.
** Jay Garrick in ''Rebirth'' is found stuck in the Speed Force, and seems to remember his history with Wally West and Barry Allen, which didn't exist in the New 52. Like Wally, his being stuck in the Speed Force seemed to allow him to view both histories, and unlike Wally, Jay doesn't ''exist'' in the New 52 timeline.


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** In ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, the original Wally West appears to Johnny Thunder. His narration makes it clear that Johnny remembers the pre-Flashpoint timeline as well, including the history of the JSA, who don't exist in the New 52. As a result of his ramblings, he's been diagnosed as insane.
9th Jun '17 7:57:33 PM DPsycho
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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' animated series, an enemy uses time travel to slowly reduce the [=MiB=] to a small backroom operation. Jay is the only one who notices the changes, as he had been previously affected by an alien device that made super-intelligent and immune to the ripple effect.

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' animated series, an enemy uses time travel to slowly reduce the [=MiB=] to a small backroom operation. Jay is the only one who notices the changes, as he had been previously affected by an alien device that made him super-intelligent and immune to the ripple effect.
9th Jun '17 7:18:01 PM DPsycho
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'' has the USS ''Premonition'' a time-ship from the future, be immune to the Borg's altering history, and is able to end back a ship to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and to do it themselvesi n the ending cinematic.

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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'' has the USS ''Premonition'' a time-ship from the future, be immune to the Borg's altering history, and is able to end send back a ship to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and to do it themselvesi n themselves in the ending cinematic.
9th Jun '17 7:09:36 PM DPsycho
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* The main party in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Anyone that time-travels, for that matter. The fansite "Chrono Compendium" calls this phenomenon "Time-Traveller's Immunity", and extends it to include total immunity to any change that occurs due to their own travel. (Except, oddly, at the beginning of the game when Marle [[spoiler: prevents her own birth accidentally and subsequently disappears (there is also a joke alternate ending where everyone is turned into a Reptite.]] But that seems to be the exception in the game, not the rule.)
** The most commonly accepted theory is that it was done by [[AWizardDidIt The Entity]] in order to set the rest of the games events in motion. There's no WordOfGod on it though.

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* The main party in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Anyone that time-travels, for that matter. The fansite "Chrono Compendium" calls this phenomenon "Time-Traveller's Immunity", and extends it to include total immunity to any change that occurs due to their own travel. (Except, oddly, at the beginning of the game when Marle [[spoiler: prevents her own birth accidentally and subsequently disappears (there is also a joke alternate ending where everyone is turned into a Reptite.Reptite, and another where Frog becomes Marle's ancestor with newly-apparent effects.]] But that seems to be the exception in the game, not the rule.)
** The most commonly accepted theory is that it was done by [[AWizardDidIt The Entity]] in order to set the rest of the games game's events in motion. There's no WordOfGod on it though.
9th Jun '17 6:50:30 PM DPsycho
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* On ''Series/((Timeless}}'' time-travelers have RippleEffectProofMemory - whenever they return to the present after a time trip, they are surprised to discover how certain details in history have changed. Played to tragic effect in the first episode where [[spoiler: the protagonist, Lucy, returns home after her first time-jump only to discover that in the new reality, her sister was never born and she has a fiancee.]]
9th Jun '17 5:43:25 PM DPsycho
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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', "Five Years Gone", Future Hiro remembers the timeline where Claire wasn't saved, but nobody else does. Interestingly, because Claire's survival is kept a secret from Future Hiro, he doesn't notice a difference between the timeline in which Claire was killed and the one in which she wasn't. Because of this, it's debatable whether he has Ripple-Proof Memory or not - because there's no difference, we wouldn't know if he previous memory was overwritten as soon as he sent Peter to save Claire.

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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', "Five Years Gone", Future Hiro remembers the timeline where Claire wasn't saved, but nobody else does. Interestingly, because Claire's survival is kept a secret from Future Hiro, he doesn't notice a difference between the timeline in which Claire was killed and the one in which she wasn't. Because of this, it's debatable whether he has Ripple-Proof Memory or not - because there's no difference, we wouldn't know if he his previous memory was overwritten as soon as he sent Peter to save Claire.
7th Jun '17 6:36:16 PM DPsycho
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* Occurs in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' and its sister series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' several times due to some major futzing with the time-space continuum, but the most obvious example is [[spoiler:Yuuko]] who is {{Ret Gone}}d from the memories of every except close friends and relations once [[spoiler:her time starts moving again and the universe is rewritten to be as it would have been had she died when she was supposed to]]. Interestingly, despite being one of the few people who do remember, Watanuki is still terrified he'll one day lose his memories too, which is part of why [[spoiler: he goes through such a drastic personality change after her death.]]

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* Occurs in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' and its sister series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' several times due to some major futzing with the time-space continuum, but the most obvious example is [[spoiler:Yuuko]] who is {{Ret Gone}}d from the memories of every everyone except close friends and relations once [[spoiler:her time starts moving again and the universe is rewritten to be as it would have been had she died when she was supposed to]]. Interestingly, despite being one of the few people who do remember, Watanuki is still terrified he'll one day lose his memories too, which is part of why [[spoiler: he goes through such a drastic personality change after her death.]]
27th May '17 4:53:46 PM darkemyst
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** Bart Allen, the hero known as Impulse, Kid Flash II and (briefly) Flash IV, has a permanent version as a result of being sent from the future. On the more notable occasions Wally West's wife was removed from time, the entire Flash lineage was erased and [[FutureMeScaresMe scary future versions of the Titans]] went back and [[TemporalParadox changed the future they came from]], and he was entirely unaffected. Bart wakes up in the 30th Century during ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' and is still fully aware. However, being stuck 1000 years in the future leaves him almost completely unable to help with the main story. [[spoiler: Naturally he is killed off at the end of his miniseries, presumably so that no one will be able to remember the old timeline once the ComicBook/{{New 52}} came around…]]

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** [[ComicBook/{{Impulse}} Bart Allen, Allen]], the hero known as Impulse, ComicBook/{{Impulse}}, Kid Flash II and (briefly) Flash IV, has a permanent version as a result of being sent from the future. On the more notable occasions Wally West's wife was removed from time, the entire Flash lineage was erased and [[FutureMeScaresMe scary future versions of the Titans]] went back and [[TemporalParadox changed the future they came from]], and he was entirely unaffected. Bart wakes up in the 30th Century during ''Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}'' and is still fully aware. However, being stuck 1000 years in the future leaves him almost completely unable to help with the main story. [[spoiler: Naturally he is killed off at the end of his miniseries, presumably so that no one will be able to remember the old timeline once the ComicBook/{{New 52}} came around…]]
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