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10th Jan '17 2:54:52 AM WillBGood
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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Bear", the reason why Victoria is unable to remember who she is and what is going on around her is because [[spoiler:the White Bear employees are keeping her in an AmnesiaLoop, psychologically breaking her down through a TrumaCongaLine [[FateWorseThanDeath again and again]]. The reason why this is happening is because [[spoiler:the little girl she saw in a photograph she thought was her daughter was actually her and her boyfriend's ''victim'', and she recorded the six year-old's torture and death at her boyfriend's hands]].

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* In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Bear", the reason why Victoria is unable to remember who she is and what is going on around her is because [[spoiler:the White Bear employees are keeping her in an AmnesiaLoop, psychologically breaking her down through a TrumaCongaLine TraumaCongaLine [[FateWorseThanDeath again and again]]. The reason why this is happening is because [[spoiler:the little girl she saw in a photograph she thought was her daughter was actually her and her boyfriend's ''victim'', and she recorded the six year-old's torture and death at her boyfriend's hands]].
8th Jan '17 11:59:21 AM nombretomado
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* The trope is played with throughout the first half of [[{{Marvel 2099}} Doom 2099]]. Doom claims he jumped to the future due to a failed experiment, which also damaged some of his memory. People note strange discrepancies at first (he's too young, his face isn't scarred [at first], etc). Then Doom learns he was the son of a political enemy to Latveria, who was kidnapped by the REAL Doctor Doom and {{Brainwashed}} into thinking he was the real Doom. [[spoiler:Then it gets massively subverted. Doom really ''was'' the real deal; his youth and failed memories were because of a regeneration tank. There was no Gambit; it was just Doom's former lover getting bored and screwing with him.]]

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* The trope is played with throughout the first half of [[{{Marvel 2099}} [[ComicBook/Marvel2099 Doom 2099]]. Doom claims he jumped to the future due to a failed experiment, which also damaged some of his memory. People note strange discrepancies at first (he's too young, his face isn't scarred [at first], etc). Then Doom learns he was the son of a political enemy to Latveria, who was kidnapped by the REAL Doctor Doom and {{Brainwashed}} into thinking he was the real Doom. [[spoiler:Then it gets massively subverted. Doom really ''was'' the real deal; his youth and failed memories were because of a regeneration tank. There was no Gambit; it was just Doom's former lover getting bored and screwing with him.]]
5th Jan '17 11:23:43 AM Malitia
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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', when Gwen explains that their world is really a comic book, Batroc the Leaper dismisses this as nonsense. To prove it, Gwen asks him to tell her something about his life from before he met Captain America for the first time. He cannot recall anything, and she explains that he literally didn't exist before he was introduced in the comics. He takes the revelation in stride.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'', when Gwen explains that their world is really a comic book, Batroc the Leaper dismisses this as nonsense. To prove it, Gwen asks him to tell her something about his life from before he met Captain America for the first time. He cannot recall anything, and she explains that he literally didn't exist before he was introduced in the comics. He takes the revelation in stride. Actually she is right for the wrong reasons though. Batroc ''should'' remember his backstory no matter when it was established relative to his first appearance (that's how {{retcon}}s work), but unfortunately for Batroc no writer ever bothered to establish one for him. This probably just makes the revelation sadder.
3rd Jan '17 7:28:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* MutekiKanbanMusume: Parodied after Kankuro reveals to ShopKeeper Akihiko that he is not a [[{{Sentai}} Star Ranger]], merely a guy who CannotTellFictionFromReality:

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* MutekiKanbanMusume: ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': Parodied after Kankuro reveals to ShopKeeper Akihiko that he is not a [[{{Sentai}} Star Ranger]], merely a guy who CannotTellFictionFromReality:
31st Dec '16 8:03:35 PM EmperorMax2019
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* In ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' the audience knows that [[spoiler:Liz]] is dead, however when Chloe tells her she goes into denial until someone else later confirms it

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* In ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' the audience knows that [[spoiler:Liz]] is dead, however when Chloe tells her she goes into denial until someone else later confirms itit.
31st Dec '16 7:30:31 AM ACW
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* Season 2 of ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' gives us Zoom, a CompleteMonster from Earth-2 who murders cops left and right and nearly kills Barry a couple of times. Who is he? Well, his real name is Hunter Zolomon; but we know him better as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, friend of Barry, Caitlyn's boyfriend, all around good guy. All the more shocking because his introduction comes on the heels of him murdering his own time remnant.

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* Season 2 of ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' gives us Zoom, a CompleteMonster from Earth-2 Earth-2, who murders cops left and right and nearly kills Barry a couple of times. Who is he? Well, his real name is Hunter Zolomon; but we know him better as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, friend of Barry, Caitlyn's boyfriend, all around good guy. All the more shocking because his introduction comes on the heels of him murdering his own time remnant.
30th Dec '16 4:40:05 PM nombretomado
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* Still in the {{DCAU}}: ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Bizarro is full of FakeMemories that have him convinced he's Superman. He even convincingly looked and acted like the real Superman, at least, initially...

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* Still in the {{DCAU}}: Franchise/{{DCAU}}: ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Bizarro is full of FakeMemories that have him convinced he's Superman. He even convincingly looked and acted like the real Superman, at least, initially...
27th Dec '16 4:39:14 PM jtvectorsigma
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* Season 2 of ''Series/Flash2014'' gives us Zoom, a CompleteMonster from Earth-2 who murders cops left and right and nearly kills Barry a couple of times. Who is he? Well, his real name is Hunter Zolomon; but we know him better as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, friend of Barry, Caitlyn's boyfriend, all around good guy. All the more shocking because his introduction comes on the heels of him murdering his own time remnant.

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* Season 2 of ''Series/Flash2014'' ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' gives us Zoom, a CompleteMonster from Earth-2 who murders cops left and right and nearly kills Barry a couple of times. Who is he? Well, his real name is Hunter Zolomon; but we know him better as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, friend of Barry, Caitlyn's boyfriend, all around good guy. All the more shocking because his introduction comes on the heels of him murdering his own time remnant.
27th Dec '16 4:36:47 PM jtvectorsigma
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* ''{{Series/Arrow}}'' does this in season 3 with Sara's killer. Roy/Arsenal has been having bad dreams ever since that night; in the dreams, he kills Sara by throwing three arrows into her chest. Since Roy was injected a while back with a super-serum whose cure was experimental, there seems a possibility that the dreams are real. It turns out they aren't. In season 2, whilst under the effects of said super-serum, Roy blacked out and killed a cop. Those suppressed memories are resurfacing and mixing with his feelings of grief for Sara.
** Played straighter with the reveal of who actually killed Sara- it was Thea, drugged by Malcolm Merlyn. She's horrified and furious to discover what he made her do.
** Played with again in season 5. The villain Prometheus has decided to play massive mind-games with all of Team Arrow, starting with convincing Quentin Lance that he ''is'' Prometheus. Due to Quentin's previous animosity towards Oliver (both his daughter's got involved with Oliver and both have died [[spoiler: ''and'' come back to life]], and Oliver has ignored/twisted the law for years), plus his relapse into alcoholism, we almost believe it. Until he goes straight to Thea and tells her what's been happening, and she sets him straight.
*** Prometheus then tries to make Oliver into the villain by showing him his past brutality with a recreated crime scene. Oliver in season 1 had no problems killing anyone that got in his way. At this particular scene, he left a trail of largely unnecessary bodies about a mile long. The topper is when Prometheus dresses up his hostage (Felicity's current boyfriend and a good man) in his costume and sends him out for Oliver to kill. The fact that Oliver didn't realize the trick in time makes it all the more worse.
* Season 2 of ''Series/Flash2014'' gives us Zoom, a CompleteMonster from Earth-2 who murders cops left and right and nearly kills Barry a couple of times. Who is he? Well, his real name is Hunter Zolomon; but we know him better as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2, friend of Barry, Caitlyn's boyfriend, all around good guy. All the more shocking because his introduction comes on the heels of him murdering his own time remnant.
** The show pulls another one with The Man in the Mask, a prisoner of Zoom's who identity was a 'shocking secret' for about half the season. The season finale shows that, not only is he the ''real'' Jay Garrick, from Earth-3, but he's a doppel-ganger of '''Barry's dad'''. Who was just murdered by Zoom.
27th Dec '16 12:47:47 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'' [[spoiler:Shiraori]] discovers that the gaps and inaccuracies in her memories are due to [[spoiler:her originally being an ordinary ''house spider'' in Japan. When she was killed and reincarnated like the class, [[JerkassGods D]] attached a piece of her soul and a lazily modified set of memories to the spider so it could act as a ''decoy'' while D slacked off]]. She was never expected to survive past a few years.
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