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8th Feb '18 2:46:47 PM eroock
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Related to HeroicBSOD. Subtrope of LaserGuidedAmnesia. Frequently occurs as a result of a HeroicSacrifice. Can be ended with a InjuryBookend.

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Related to HeroicBSOD. Subtrope of LaserGuidedAmnesia. Frequently occurs as a result of a HeroicSacrifice. Can be ended with a InjuryBookend.
InjuryBookend. Also see RepressedMemories.
8th Feb '18 2:46:04 PM eroock
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Related to HeroicBSOD. Subtrope of LaserGuidedAmnesia. Frequently occurs as a result of a HeroicSacrifice.

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Related to HeroicBSOD. Subtrope of LaserGuidedAmnesia. Frequently occurs as a result of a HeroicSacrifice.
HeroicSacrifice. Can be ended with a InjuryBookend.
23rd Jan '18 10:20:29 AM WillyFourEyes
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** Usagi aka does this in the ''Sailor Stars'' [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], after [[spoiler: Sailor Galaxia kills Mamoru in front of her.]] She's so traumatised that she blocks the incident out of her mind. Boy, does it hurt when she remembers. (In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], she was spared of seeing this since [[spoiler: Mamoru got PutOnABus First, and ''then'' Galaxia [[BusCrash crashed it]]; she truly had no idea of what had happened, and only realized it upon seeing Mamoru's Star Seed in Galaxia's possession... right after she had killed the Inner Senshi]])

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** Usagi aka does this in the ''Sailor Stars'' [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], after [[spoiler: Sailor Galaxia kills Mamoru in front of her.]] She's so traumatised that she blocks the incident out of her mind. Boy, does it hurt when she remembers. (In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], she was spared of seeing this since [[spoiler: Mamoru got PutOnABus First, and ''then'' Galaxia [[BusCrash crashed it]]; she truly had no idea of what had happened, and only realized it upon seeing Mamoru's Star Seed in Galaxia's possession... right after she had killed the Inner Senshi]])Senshi]].)
31st Dec '17 7:49:43 AM RedScharlach
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** Also happens to a teenager named Touma Tachihara in the fifteenth movie (''Quarter of Silence''). He wakes up after an eight-years-long, without any memories of the certain incident that caused it in the first place; the key to solve the mystery relies on him getting his memories back. [[spoiler: It turns out that Touma witnessed a hit-and-run, was kidnapped by the culprit (a friend of his mom), and while trying to escape he fell off a cliff...]]

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** Also happens to a teenager named Touma Tachihara in the fifteenth movie (''Quarter of Silence''). He wakes up after an eight-years-long, eight-year-long coma, without any memories of the certain incident that caused it in the first place; the key to solve the mystery relies on him getting his memories back. [[spoiler: It turns out that Touma witnessed a hit-and-run, was kidnapped by the culprit (a friend of his mom), and while trying to escape he fell off a cliff...]]



* [[spoiler: Yogi]] from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' was the only survivor of a nationwide experiment which resulted in complete annihilation of his country and it's citizens. The, by then, [[spoiler: 10 year-old prince]] had to witness the decapitation of his caretakers at the hands of Varuga, was experimented on for an unknown amount of time and once gaining consciousness was strapped to his surgery table and {{forced to watch}} a video where his [[spoiler: little sister]] was literary torn to shreds, all while pleading for his help. The trauma caused him to not only [[spoiler: develop a SplitPersonality]] but made him forget that the event ever took place. When found and saved he had murdered all of the scientists and was brought to [[spoiler: Circus to ''once again'' be experimented on]]. [[spoiler: He still believes his family is alive, but was told that he couldn't meet them due to the danger of them being targeted]]
* [[spoiler: Harlequin]] from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' fell victim for this 700 years prior to the main plot after an old knight ambushed and struck him from behind, while he was checking on the corpses of his fallen comrades. An event which ultimately resulted in [[spoiler:the Fairy King's sin through an unconscious ''500 year'' leave from his duties]]
* The main character of the manga ''Manga/{{Kuro}}'', Coco, is said to have fallen victim to this following the deaths of her parents. She lives all alone with only her pet cat, Kuro, and seems to have no inclination to wonder why her parents aren't around. Her tutor, Brenda, also discovers that, while Coco keeps an otherwise immaculate house, her paernts' room is so covered with dust it's clear she hasn't been near it in ages.

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* [[spoiler: Yogi]] from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' was the only survivor of a nationwide experiment which resulted in complete annihilation of his country and it's its citizens. The, by then, [[spoiler: 10 year-old [[spoiler:10-year-old prince]] had to witness the decapitation of his caretakers at the hands of Varuga, was experimented on for an unknown amount of time and once gaining consciousness was strapped to his surgery table and {{forced to watch}} a video where his [[spoiler: little sister]] was literary torn to shreds, all while pleading for his help. The trauma caused him to not only [[spoiler: develop a SplitPersonality]] but made him forget that the event ever took place. When found and saved he had murdered all of the scientists and was brought to [[spoiler: Circus to ''once again'' be experimented on]]. [[spoiler: He still believes his family is alive, but was told that he couldn't meet them due to the danger of them being targeted]]
* [[spoiler: Harlequin]] from ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' fell victim for this 700 years prior to the main plot after an old knight ambushed and struck him from behind, while he was checking on the corpses of his fallen comrades. An event which ultimately resulted in [[spoiler:the Fairy King's sin through an unconscious ''500 year'' ''500-year'' leave from his duties]]
* The main character of the manga ''Manga/{{Kuro}}'', Coco, is said to have fallen victim to this following the deaths of her parents. She lives all alone with only her pet cat, Kuro, and seems to have no inclination to wonder why her parents aren't around. Her tutor, Brenda, also discovers that, while Coco keeps an otherwise immaculate house, her paernts' parents' room is so covered with dust it's clear she hasn't been near it in ages.



* The main plot of the episode ''A Clean Escape'' from MastersOfScienceFiction, which revolves around a psychiatrist treating a patient with a severe case of retroactive amnesia, he cant seem to form new memories beyond leaving his house and being sent to her office, which occurred 24 years prior. [[spoiler: The "office" is inside a goverment bunker, and the patient is the former president of the United States. Having ordered a nuclear strike, the Kill Sat that was used had a much stronger effect than intended, and ended up causing a nuclear holocaust that wiped out humanity. Faced with this and his family's death in the retaliatory strike on Washington, the Presidents mind cracked, and sealed away all memories of him ever having been President, with his last memory being of him still being a goverment weapons contractor]]

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* The main plot of the episode ''A Clean Escape'' from MastersOfScienceFiction, which revolves around a psychiatrist treating a patient with a severe case of retroactive amnesia, he cant seem to form new memories beyond leaving his house and being sent to her office, which occurred 24 years prior. [[spoiler: The "office" is inside a goverment government bunker, and the patient is the former president of the United States. Having ordered a nuclear strike, the Kill Sat that was used had a much stronger effect than intended, and ended up causing a nuclear holocaust that wiped out humanity. Faced with this and his family's death in the retaliatory strike on Washington, the Presidents mind cracked, and sealed away all memories of him ever having been President, with his last memory being of him still being a goverment government weapons contractor]]



** Dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue disorder[[note]]a condition characterized by long-term departure from one's home and the psychological creation of a new identity.[[/note]], and dissociative identity disorder [[note]]a condition characterized by the presence of multiple, independent identities and one that is the subject of a great deal of debate among psychologists.[[/note]] are the most extreme cases. Of course debate rages on as to how many true or planted examples there have been, but theoretically the brain is malleable enough when young so that if you experience emotional trauma as a very small child, your mind can protect itself by "pushing away" the memories, believing it didn't happen or it happened to someone else. But even if you don't remember it, it's still there. The brain can protect itself from immediate damage by blocking out the harmful memories themselves, but the trauma will always find some other way to manifest itself until it's dealt with

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** Dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue disorder[[note]]a condition characterized by long-term departure from one's home and the psychological creation of a new identity.[[/note]], and dissociative identity disorder [[note]]a condition characterized by the presence of multiple, independent identities and one that is the subject of a great deal of debate among psychologists.[[/note]] are the most extreme cases. Of course debate rages on as to how many true or planted examples there have been, but theoretically the brain is malleable enough when young so that if you experience emotional trauma as a very small child, your mind can protect itself by "pushing away" the memories, believing it didn't happen or it happened to someone else. But even if you don't remember it, it's still there. The brain can protect itself from immediate damage by blocking out the harmful memories themselves, but the trauma will always find some other way to manifest itself until it's dealt withwith.
31st Dec '17 7:46:23 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' episode "Through A Glass Darkly": An Immortal has a kind of mental meltdown in which he takes his student's head and the trauma triggers amnesia and a Fugue State.

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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' episode "Through A Glass Darkly": An Immortal has a kind of mental meltdown in which he takes his student's head and the trauma triggers amnesia and a Fugue State.fugue state.



* The main plot of the episode ''A Clean Escape'' from MastersOfScienceFiction, which revolves around a psychiatrist treating a patient with a severe case of retroactive amnesia, he cant seem to form new memories beyond leaving his house and being sent to her office, which occured 24 years prior. [[spoiler: The "office" is inside a goverment bunker, and the patient is the former president of the United States. Having ordered a nuclear strike, the Kill Sat that was used had a much stronger effect than intended, and ended up causing a nuclear holocaust that wiped out humanity. Faced with this and his family's death in the retaliatory strike on Washington, the Presidents mind cracked, and sealed away all memories of him ever having been President, with his last memory being of him still being a goverment weapons contractor]]

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* The main plot of the episode ''A Clean Escape'' from MastersOfScienceFiction, which revolves around a psychiatrist treating a patient with a severe case of retroactive amnesia, he cant seem to form new memories beyond leaving his house and being sent to her office, which occured occurred 24 years prior. [[spoiler: The "office" is inside a goverment bunker, and the patient is the former president of the United States. Having ordered a nuclear strike, the Kill Sat that was used had a much stronger effect than intended, and ended up causing a nuclear holocaust that wiped out humanity. Faced with this and his family's death in the retaliatory strike on Washington, the Presidents mind cracked, and sealed away all memories of him ever having been President, with his last memory being of him still being a goverment weapons contractor]]
28th Dec '17 12:25:01 PM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'': [[ScienceHero Sento Kiryu]] was experimented on by [[NebulousEvilOrganization Faust's]] scientists and lost all earlier memories as a result. QuestForIdentity is his motivation for Build's first part. [[spoiler: His memory was actually deliberately erased so he could be manipulated into villainous plans.]]
9th Dec '17 8:09:20 PM CyokieRevott
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Sometimes, when somebody goes through a severe, emotionally traumatic experience or suffers a physical head injury, their brain removes the memory of that event; this causes Trauma Induced Amnesia. These memories can be often recovered over time through therapy, magic, or whatever is appropriate in the setting; but sometimes, another traumatic experience will bring them to the surface in FlashBack form. Sometimes depicted as appearing only in BadDreams, which often results in DreamingTheTruth. Sometimes, the memories simply come back on their own.

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Sometimes, when somebody goes through a severe, emotionally traumatic experience or suffers a physical head injury, their brain removes the memory of that event; this causes Trauma Induced Trauma-Induced Amnesia. These memories can be often recovered over time through therapy, magic, or whatever is appropriate in the setting; but sometimes, another traumatic experience will bring them to the surface in FlashBack form. Sometimes depicted as appearing only in BadDreams, which often results in DreamingTheTruth. Sometimes, the memories simply come back on their own.
21st Nov '17 1:36:57 AM Siempie
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** In "The Time of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor promises Clara [[TemptingFate he won't forget a single moment of his run]]. Then he regenerates into the Twelfth... who promptly forgets how to fly the TARDIS.
10th Nov '17 7:03:19 AM PikaHikariKT
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, there is a gap in Lillie's memory because of an incident that caused her to be afraid to touch Pokemon. The reason why is easily the darkest thing in ''Sun and Moon'' at that point. [[spoiler:When she was younger, Lillie was attacked by a Nihilego and was saved by Silvally. However, her memories got a bit mixed up in that when she runs across Silvally again as Type: Null, she thought that ''it'' was the one that had attacked her (temporarily undoing all the progress she had made until then) until it rescues her similarly in the present day.]]
6th Nov '17 8:26:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem]]'' has [[spoiler: Frey]] suffering this after [[spoiler: he offers himself as a decoy to lure the invading Gra/Grust army away from Marth, and being beaten within an inch of his life as a result. When he recovers in both body and mind, he rejoins the group.]]
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', [[spoiler: while [[AntiVillain Camus]] ''did'' survive his battle against Marth's forces, he lost his memories ''on top'' of being grievously wounded. He's taken in by Emperor Rudolf of Rigel and kinda rebuilds his life there as Rudolf's liutenant Ezequiel/Zeke, and even [[SecondLove falls for]] [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect his nurse]] Tatiana, but doesn't remember his past until pretty much the end of the game. Then he takes off to Archanea under a PaperThinDisguise to tie any loose ends there...]]
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', Ninian briefly suffers of amnesia after [[spoiler: she and her little brother Nils escape from the Black Fang with the help of Eliwood's father Elbert, but during their escape Nils falls into the sea and goes missing. The already emotionally unstable Ninian gets hit with this and becomes TheOphelia when she believes her brother is dead, and doesn't recover until Nils returns and snaps her out of a BrainwashedAndCrazy state.]]
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