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7th Jul '17 4:53:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* Averted with [[Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise Captain Graham French]], who has very vivid memories of his life spanning 20,000 years, although, to be fair, thanks to TimeDilation, he's only [[TheAgeless 2000 years old]]. He not only remembers details of his own life but recalls details of planetary histories and great literary authors. True, there are some things he's a bit foggy on, but no more than an ordinary person having trouble recalling some obscure event or detail.

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* Averted with [[Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise Captain Graham French]], who has very vivid memories of his life spanning 20,000 years, although, to be fair, thanks to TimeDilation, he's only [[TheAgeless 2000 years old]]. He not only remembers details of his own life but recalls details of planetary histories and great literary authors. True, there are some things he's a bit foggy on, but no more than an ordinary person having trouble recalling some obscure event or detail. At the same time, he mentions to his wife that the model she befriended on Barsoom has already likely forgotten her (decades have already passed for the universe outside their ship).
7th Jul '17 4:50:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* Khayman in ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'' suffers from this. As the third vampire ever in existence, he has spent the last 6000 years continuously active, alternatively losing and regaining his mind over the centuries, thus remembers little of his own life. It's been implied that during his periods of sanity, he engages in a game of manhunt with the Talamasca, who study the supernatural, while simultaneously writing many treaties on the origins of the vampire race as a ''member'' simply because [[RefugeInAudacity he likes to mess with them]].

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* Khayman in ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'' suffers from this. As the third vampire ever in existence, he has spent the last 6000 years continuously active, alternatively losing and regaining his mind over the centuries, thus remembers little of his own life. It's been implied that during his periods of sanity, he engages in a game of manhunt with the Talamasca, who study the supernatural, while simultaneously writing many treaties on the origins of the vampire race as a ''member'' simply because [[RefugeInAudacity he likes to mess with them]]. Averted with his contemporary Maharet, who holds on to the memories because of her connection to the numerous descendants of her human daughtet, but played straight with her twin sister Mekare, who has gone insane over the millennia.


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* Averted with [[Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise Captain Graham French]], who has very vivid memories of his life spanning 20,000 years, although, to be fair, thanks to TimeDilation, he's only [[TheAgeless 2000 years old]]. He not only remembers details of his own life but recalls details of planetary histories and great literary authors. True, there are some things he's a bit foggy on, but no more than an ordinary person having trouble recalling some obscure event or detail.
7th Jul '17 4:43:40 AM ChronoLegion
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*** She even has pages that she ripped out of some journals. She can't remember the events but does remember she ripped out the pages because the memory of the events were too painful.

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*** She even has pages that she ripped out of some journals. She can't remember the events but does remember she ripped out the pages because the memory of the events were too painful. She does, however, keep the pages describing the deaths of her children, so that she remembers not to have any more.
7th Jul '17 4:42:33 AM ChronoLegion
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** In the Twelfth Doctor's debut episode, he's reminded of the S.S Madame Du Pompadour which was seen way back in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace]]'' where the Doctor met and had a love affair with the real Madame Du Pompadour and had his heart broken by it... except that now 1100 years later, he only remembers the name as something slightly familiar.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl who Died]]'', the Doctor suddenly pierces through the fog of his fading memories and remembers where he got his face from - a man whose family he once saved 1100 years ago.

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** In the Twelfth Doctor's debut episode, he's reminded of the S.S Madame SS ''Madame Du Pompadour Pompadour'' which was seen way back in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace]]'' where the Doctor met and had a love affair with the real Madame Du Pompadour and had his heart broken by it... except that now 1100 years later, he only remembers the name as something slightly familiar.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl who Died]]'', the Doctor suddenly pierces through the fog of his fading memories and remembers where he got his face from - [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii a man whose family he once saved 1100 years ago.ago]].
9th Jun '17 9:11:22 PM JackG
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** Schreck is asked to read the novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', and later says the saddest part of the book is when this fog is lifted for Dracula, when he's seen preparing a meal for his guest Jonathan Harker.
-->"He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it: how to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to."
9th Jun '17 2:40:01 PM crimmar
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* ''Fanfic/TheLunarGuardsman'': Raegdan, the lone human in the story, has fallen victim to this. He has forgotten most of his life through the rifts (as he called them it was all too similar), and many other things, including his own name as there hadn't been anyone to call him by it for so long that it's completely gone for him now.
30th May '17 7:45:36 PM TroperDoper
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], the Doctor encounters a woman who was made immortal 60 years ago by her father with the help of extraterrestrial termites. Things quickly don't add up when her elderly father is still alive and not affected with the same condition as her. It's revealed that [[spoiler:he's actually her son who told her he was her father to explain his age because she could retain her memory over the years.]]

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], the Doctor encounters a woman who was made immortal 60 years ago by her father with the help of extraterrestrial termites. Things quickly don't add up when her elderly father is still alive and not affected with the same condition as her. It's revealed [[spoiler:It turns that [[spoiler:he's he's actually her son who told her he was her father to explain his age because she could not retain her memory over the years.]]
30th May '17 7:41:51 PM TroperDoper
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], the Doctor encounters a woman who was made immortal 60 years ago by her father with the help of extraterrestrial termites. Things quickly don't add up when her elderly father is still alive and not affected with the same condition as her. It's revealed that [[spoiler:he's actually her son who told her he was her father to explain his age because she could retain her memory over the years.]]
26th May '17 4:39:23 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Averted with theoretical lifeforms that could exist[[note]]Better said, lifeforms that adapted themselves to those harsh conditions[[/note]] in the ''[[TimeAbyss very far]]'' future if the Universe keeps expanding, when all things-even black holes-have gone away and there's nothing but photons, electrons, and positrons. If the Universe keeps accelerating its expansion as is happening now, basically dearth of resources because of that means that they'd be forced to nothing but [[AndIMustScream replaying again and again their memories, unable to learn something new]][[note]][[http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000ApJ...531...22K Fortunately for them]], they'd not live forever and sooner or later would die.[[/note]].

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* Averted Played straight with theoretical lifeforms that could exist[[note]]Better said, lifeforms that adapted themselves to those harsh conditions[[/note]] in the ''[[TimeAbyss very far]]'' future if the Universe keeps expanding, when all things-even things -even black holes-have holes- have gone away and there's nothing but little more than photons, neutrinos, electrons, and positrons. If the Universe keeps accelerating its expansion as is happening now, basically dearth of resources because of that means that they'd be forced to nothing but [[AndIMustScream replaying again and again their memories, unable to learn something new]][[note]][[http://adsabs.[[http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000ApJ...531...22K Fortunately for them]], Both]] a severe dearth of resources because of that and quantum effects mean that in order to survive foreve they'd not live forever be forced to nothing but [[AndIMustScream replaying again and sooner or later would die.[[/note]].again their memories, unable to learn something new]] and with no communications of any kind with the outside.
14th May '17 9:11:45 PM Fireblood
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* Averted with theoretical lifeforms that could exist[[note]]Better said, lifeforms that adapted themselves to those harsh conditions[[/note]] in the ''[[TimeAbyss very far]]'' future if the Universe keeps expanding, when all matter -even black holes- have gone away and there's nothing but photons, electrons, and positrons. If the Universe keeps accelerating its expansion as is happening now, basically dearth of resources because of that means that they'd be forced to nothing but [[AndIMustScream replaying again and again their memories, unable to learn something new]][[note]][[http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000ApJ...531...22K Fortunately for them]], they'd not live forever and sooner or later would die.[[/note]].

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* Averted with theoretical lifeforms that could exist[[note]]Better said, lifeforms that adapted themselves to those harsh conditions[[/note]] in the ''[[TimeAbyss very far]]'' future if the Universe keeps expanding, when all matter -even things-even black holes- have holes-have gone away and there's nothing but photons, electrons, and positrons. If the Universe keeps accelerating its expansion as is happening now, basically dearth of resources because of that means that they'd be forced to nothing but [[AndIMustScream replaying again and again their memories, unable to learn something new]][[note]][[http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000ApJ...531...22K Fortunately for them]], they'd not live forever and sooner or later would die.[[/note]].
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