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16th Oct '17 12:49:29 PM bitemytail
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has [[SarcasmMode lovingly]] prepared a double-whammy special tomato puree surprise for you. [[spoiler:You, as the Avatar, are [[OmnicidalManiac Val]][[TheDragon idar]]'s child. Yes, the spawn of the madman who heads a ReligionOfEvil dedicated to the evil Dragon Grima; the same man who attempted to have your friends assassinated in cold blood in the middle of the night and the one who eventually helps Grima mind control you to attempt to murder your best friend (And quite possibly your husband, if your Avatar is female). That's the ''[[FromBadToWorse least]]'' of your worries. Have you ever wondered why your Avatar and your children are so stupidly strong? It's because you are the most perfect result of a SuperBreedingProgram by said ReligionOfEvil, designed to create [[SoulJar a suitable vessel]] for their dragon master [[GrrandTHeftMe to possess]].[[ApocalypseMaiden You]] '''are''' to have your body stolen for use by Grima. And TimeTravel is involved in this game. And guess what? Nothing quite feels like a kick in the nuts like hearing the impending realization of your dark destiny coming from the mouth of ''your own body'' from a BadFuture where you were possessed by Grima, were ForcedtoWatch Grima kill your best friend/possible husband, and proceeded to lay waste to the world, bringing unmeasureable death and destruction to all that lives with you in the front seat.'''YIKES.''' Fortunately for everyone not from the Grimleal, you can and WILL ScrewDestiny to prevent the present from turning into that ruined future.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has [[SarcasmMode lovingly]] prepared a double-whammy special tomato puree surprise for you. [[spoiler:You, as the Avatar, are [[OmnicidalManiac Val]][[TheDragon idar]]'s child. Yes, the spawn of the madman who heads a ReligionOfEvil dedicated to the evil Dragon Grima; the same man who attempted to have your friends assassinated in cold blood in the middle of the night and the one who eventually helps Grima mind control you to attempt to murder your best friend (And quite possibly your husband, if your Avatar is female). That's the ''[[FromBadToWorse least]]'' of your worries. Have you ever wondered why your Avatar and your children are so stupidly strong? It's because you are the most perfect result of a SuperBreedingProgram by said ReligionOfEvil, designed to create [[SoulJar a suitable vessel]] for their dragon master [[GrrandTHeftMe [[GrandTHeftMe to possess]].[[ApocalypseMaiden You]] '''are''' to have your body stolen for use by Grima. And TimeTravel is involved in this game. And guess what? Nothing quite feels like a kick in the nuts like hearing the impending realization of your dark destiny coming from the mouth of ''your own body'' from a BadFuture where you were possessed by Grima, were ForcedtoWatch Grima kill your best friend/possible husband, and proceeded to lay waste to the world, bringing unmeasureable death and destruction to all that lives with you in the front seat.'''YIKES.''' Fortunately for everyone not from the Grimleal, you can and WILL ScrewDestiny to prevent the present from turning into that ruined future.]]
12th Oct '17 9:48:19 PM AFP
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** ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' takes this one further: [[spoiler: K comes to the gradual realization that rather than being a Replicant, he is actually Deckard and Rachel's son, a discovery heralded by a brief FreakOut.]] [[spoiler: And then he later learns that they actually had a ''daughter'', and he's actually a Replicant after all. He is crushed by this revelation.]]
10th Oct '17 1:30:02 PM Dialh
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* In Nike's commercial for [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2016]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU4kvqMJhZY "The Switch"]], [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Christiano Ronaldo]] and a British teenager learned that they have [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies]] after each of them look into the mirror.
10th Oct '17 7:33:46 AM Flame
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** [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderBuild Sento and Ryuuga are human Smash]].]]
24th Sep '17 8:18:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', Shiro [[spoiler:is the Red Man]].

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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'': Shiro [[spoiler:is the Red Man]].



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Number 66, formerly Barry the Chopper, causes Alphonse to doubt that he ever was human. This, coupled with his lack of memories regarding certain events about his childhood -- well, you do the math. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be the case; the reason for Al's memory gaps is simply that he was a little kid, and logically wouldn't remember a lot of things from when he was so young]].
** Also, the sigil that binds the soul to the armor-body was a little faded. Ed made a point about fixing it up later on.
** Plus, all bodies and souls not belonging to each other will eventually begin to reject each other. Though what "reject" means exactly is never explained, it could be reasonably assumed that memory gaps would be a possible effect.
** And a [[BilingualBonus bonus in the original language]]: his name "Al" is pronounced "Aru" in Japanese, which is identical to the verb 'aru', which means "to exist" ''as an inanimate object'' -- 'iru' is for living things that exist...
* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', this is what happens with Kishimoto. Apparently, she actually ''failed'' suicide, and the her that was sent to Gantz was actually a clone. When she gets sent back to the normal world, she sees that the other her is living normally at home, and she has no place to go.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Number 66, formerly Barry the Chopper, causes Alphonse to doubt that he ever was human. This, coupled with his lack of memories regarding certain events about his childhood -- well, you do the math. [[spoiler:Turns out not to be the case; the reason for Al's memory gaps is simply that he was a little kid, and logically wouldn't remember a lot of things from when he was so young]].
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young]]. Also, the sigil that binds the soul to the armor-body was a little faded. Ed made a point about fixing it up later on.
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on. Plus, all bodies and souls not belonging to each other will eventually begin to reject each other. Though what "reject" means exactly is never explained, it could be reasonably assumed that memory gaps would be a possible effect.
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effect. And a [[BilingualBonus bonus in the original language]]: his name "Al" is pronounced "Aru" in Japanese, which is identical to the verb 'aru', which means "to exist" ''as an inanimate object'' -- 'iru' is for living things that exist...
* In ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', this ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'':
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is what happens with Kishimoto. Apparently, she actually ''failed'' suicide, and the her that was sent to Gantz was actually a clone. When she gets sent back to the normal world, she sees that the other her is living normally at home, and she has no place to go.



* In ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'' Daisuke Ido is driven into a HeroicBSOD when he discovers that he has no brain. It was removed and replaced with a microchip at the age of 19, as with all citizens of Tiphares, [[PoweredByAForsakenChild in order to make him less likely to violate the law]].

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* In ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'' ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'':
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Daisuke Ido is driven into a HeroicBSOD when he discovers that he has no brain. It was removed and replaced with a microchip at the age of 19, as with all citizens of Tiphares, [[PoweredByAForsakenChild in order to make him less likely to violate the law]].



* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'': One set of Éclair and Lumières has a slightly subverted version of this, as they realize something is not quite right first, before realizing they were clones and breaking free of Alv's MindControl.
** This also happens in the Reverse manga when Éclair and Lumière that the readers are reading about turned out to be fakes that Alv and Dvergr made as a test (tying in to the aforementioned event in the anime).

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* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'': ''Anime/KiddyGrade'':
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One set of Éclair and Lumières has a slightly subverted version of this, as they realize something is not quite right first, before realizing they were clones and breaking free of Alv's MindControl.
** This also happens in the Reverse ''Reverse'' manga when Éclair and Lumière that the readers are reading about turned out to be fakes that Alv and Dvergr made as a test (tying in to the aforementioned event in the anime).



* A version occurs in ''Manga/DeathNote'' when Light loses his memory of being Kira, spends several episodes working with the investigation to uncover Kira while vowing to bring him to justice, and finally recovers his lost Death Note, at which point he realizes that he is indeed a mass-murderer [[AGodAmI with a god complex]], and his memory loss was part of his own BatmanGambit.
** Subverted in that he's totally fine with it

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* A version occurs in ''Manga/DeathNote'' when Light loses his memory of being Kira, spends several episodes working with the investigation to uncover Kira while vowing to bring him to justice, and finally recovers his lost Death Note, at which point he realizes that he is indeed a mass-murderer [[AGodAmI with a god complex]], and his memory loss was part of his own BatmanGambit.
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BatmanGambit. Subverted in that he's totally fine with it



* Senna of the first ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' movie is horrified when she learns herself to be nothing more than the merged memories of the Blanks. The trope is zigzagged as she refuses to accept that she never actually existed and her dying request is that Ichigo take her to her grave, which is proof of her existence. Even though the grave does not exist, Ichigo chooses to tell her it does so she can die happy having never accepted the truth about herself.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Senna of the first ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' movie is horrified when she learns herself to be nothing more than the merged memories of the Blanks. The trope is zigzagged as she refuses to accept that she never actually existed and her dying request is that Ichigo take her to her grave, which is proof of her existence. Even though the grave does not exist, Ichigo chooses to tell her it does so she can die happy having never accepted the truth about herself.



* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'':

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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a Main/StoryWithinAStory called "The God of Peace" that uses this trope.

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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a Main/StoryWithinAStory StoryWithinAStory called "The God of Peace" that uses this trope.



** The second one involves [[spoiler:CoolBigSis Yuuri]] and [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]]. After undergoing a SanitySlippage due to the stress of trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse, she finds [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]] in an abandoned building and saves her. [[spoiler:Ruu]] becomes the TagalongKid and [[spoiler:Rii]] is ''very'' protective of her. This however comes with the cost of her becoming TheLoad of the gang. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Ruu]] does not exist, at least not anymore. [[spoiler:"Ruu" is actually a teddy bear Rii found and is hallucinating is her sister while the real Ruu is implied to be DeadAllAlong.]]
* Isao from ''Manga/InsideMari'' believes himself to be a man [[GrandTheftMe stuck in the body]] of teenage girl named Mari. Over the course of the manga it's revealed that [[spoiler:Mari has a SplitPersonality and never was a bodyswap.]]
* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' does this. After Mirai and Yuki finally make it home, we find out that [[spoiler: Yuki died a few episodes earlier, and is actually a ghost/hallucination.]]

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** The second one involves [[spoiler:CoolBigSis Yuuri]] and [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]]. After undergoing a SanitySlippage due to the stress of trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse, she finds [[spoiler:her little sister Ruu]] in an abandoned building and saves her. [[spoiler:Ruu]] becomes the TagalongKid and [[spoiler:Rii]] is ''very'' protective of her. This however comes with the cost of her becoming TheLoad of the gang. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Ruu]] does not exist, at least not anymore. [[spoiler:"Ruu" is actually a teddy bear Rii found and found. She is hallucinating that it is her sister while the real Ruu is implied to be DeadAllAlong.DeadAllAlong]]. [[spoiler:Rii]] doesn't break out of her delusion. She instead [[spoiler:[[PutOnTheBus leaves the teddy bear behind]].]]
* Isao from ''Manga/InsideMari'' believes himself to be a man [[GrandTheftMe stuck in the body]] of teenage girl named Mari. Over the course of the manga it's revealed that [[spoiler:Mari has a SplitPersonality and that there never was a bodyswap.]]
* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' does this. After Mirai and Yuki finally make it home, we find out that [[spoiler: Yuki died a few episodes earlier, and earlier. He is actually now a ghost/hallucination.]]
23rd Sep '17 12:04:16 PM Lanes17B
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** In the episode "Rule of Dumb," when Squidward makes all of Bikini Bottom realize that [[AuthorityInNameOnly "king" Patrick has no real power of authority,]] he goes on an angry tirade against Spongebob, insisting he's not a corrupt ruler. When he realizes Spongebob fearfully snuck out, Patrick decides to get himself the drink he ordered Spongebob to get him, when he sees his monstrous reflection in the mirror. Only then does he realizes why ended up alone, and happily abdicates the throne.
21st Sep '17 3:10:21 AM jormis29
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* ''REAH: Face The Unknown'' ends with a disturbing explanation from the phantom alchemist who accompanied you throughout the whole game. [[spoiler: Instead of being a journalist who was brought to Reah by soldiers to investigate a portal, you are some kind of explorer being tested on Reah by the alchemist - who is actually the planet's AI that built everything you saw. And this wasn't the only time you've gone through; Everyone's seen you before, but you have no memory of this. And to make things worse, [[AndIMustScream he wants you to try it all again for as many times as he sees fit.]] There's no other ending or alternate path to completing the game. ]]

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* ''REAH: Face The Unknown'' ''VideoGame/ReahFaceTheUnknown'' ends with a disturbing explanation from the phantom alchemist who accompanied you throughout the whole game. [[spoiler: Instead of being a journalist who was brought to Reah by soldiers to investigate a portal, you are some kind of explorer being tested on Reah by the alchemist - who is actually the planet's AI that built everything you saw. And this wasn't the only time you've gone through; Everyone's seen you before, but you have no memory of this. And to make things worse, [[AndIMustScream he wants you to try it all again for as many times as he sees fit.]] There's no other ending or alternate path to completing the game. ]]
11th Sep '17 1:50:11 PM Owlorange1995
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*** [[spoiler: Barry Allen]] has a moment of this in the Season 3 episode "I Know Who You Are", when Savitar kneels, removes his armor, and reveals himself to be [[spoiler: Future Flash. The very last scene of the episode is a side shot of Barry and Future Flash staring at each other.]]
6th Sep '17 6:07:46 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', When the Order discovers Girard's gate, they find that all of the powerful sorcerers who are supposed to be guarding the gate are dead. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html While looking for clues as to what occurred to kill the mages]], [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius discovers that s/he killed them while performing the Familicide spell on the Black dragon that threatened to kill his/her mate and children]]. Cue HeroicBSOD moment.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', When the Order discovers Girard's gate, they find that all of the entire Draketooth clan of powerful sorcerers who are supposed to be guarding the gate are dead.have all simultaneously dropped dead a few weeks ago. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html While looking for clues as to what occurred to kill the mages]], [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius discovers their family tree, with a black dragon prominently at the top. Given that s/he killed them while performing the Familicide a few weeks ago they cast a spell on the Black another black dragon that threatened kills everyone related to kill his/her mate and children]]. the target, the implication is obvious.]] Cue HeroicBSOD moment.
2nd Sep '17 10:32:48 AM MajinAkuma
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* In ''LightNovel/DanganronpaZero'', protagonist [[AmnesiacHero Ryouko Otonashi]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:[[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia with all her memories removed]]]]. Her boyfriend, Yasuke Matsuda, had been [[spoiler:wiping her memories and planting fake ones in a journal she created by her own request. All just as a method of testing out memory-erasing methods for the killing school life]]. The HeyYou treatment she gets from everyone is already a big hint that [[spoiler:her name isn't real]] and other character who do recognize her as [[spoiler:Enoshima]] never get to call her by name to misdirect the reader.



* In ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaZero'', protagonist [[AmnesiacHero Ryouko Otonashi]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia with all her memories removed]]]]. Her boyfriend, Yasuke Matsuda, had been [[spoiler: wiping her memories and planting fake ones in a journal she created by her own request. All just as a method of testing out memory-erasing methods for the killing school life.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', no one could have predicted that the cast was really [[spoiler: former members of the terrorist organization Ultimate Despair]], least of all Hajime Hinata, the protagonist who is merely [[spoiler:a reconstruction of pre-surgery Izuru Kamukura, the former Ultimate Hope.]] Talentless? [[spoiler: Not even close.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaZero'', protagonist [[AmnesiacHero Ryouko Otonashi]] is revealed to be [[spoiler: [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia with all her memories removed]]]]. Her boyfriend, Yasuke Matsuda, had been [[spoiler: wiping her memories and planting fake ones in a journal she created by her own request. All just as a method of testing out memory-erasing methods for the killing school life.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', no one could have predicted that the cast was really [[spoiler: former [[spoiler:former members of the terrorist organization Ultimate Despair]], least of all Hajime Hinata, the protagonist who is merely [[spoiler:a reconstruction of pre-surgery Izuru Kamukura, the former Ultimate Hope.]] Hope]]. Talentless? [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[TheAce Not even close.close]].]]
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