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16th Nov '16 12:38:15 PM Tallens
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Late in season 4, Sheridan is set up for capture by [[Michael Garibaldi, his former security chief.]] When he comes leading a party to extract Sheridan, who's been subjected to a long "processing" routine designed to break his spirit, the captain looks at him and says "I was going to kick your butt for something, but I don't remember what".
13th Nov '16 11:46:49 PM Adept
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* [[spoiler: Now his daughter[=/=]OppositeSexClone ComicBook/{{X 23}} has gone through the same thing, and doesn't even realize she's a mutant when she first turns up in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''. She was last seen being rescued by Wolverine from [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]] and in her very next appearance is being pursued by [[KnightTemplar Purifiers]], but what happened in-between has yet to be revealed.]]

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* [[spoiler: Now his daughter[=/=]OppositeSexClone ComicBook/{{X 23}} has gone through the same thing, and doesn't even realize she's a mutant when she first turns up in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''. She was last seen being rescued by Wolverine from [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]] and in her very next appearance is being pursued by [[KnightTemplar Purifiers]], but what happened in-between has yet to be revealed.]]



* In TheReveal it turns out to be what the whole plot of [[spoiler: ''Film/TheMachinist'']] really was about: [[spoiler:Trevor Reznik]] is psychologically and physically decaying from a past incident which he has mentally suppressed. [[spoiler:He accidentally ran over a small boy with his car, but fled the scene to escape the consequences. He has since become an emaciated husk and suffered a psychotic break due to the guilt driving him mad.]]

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* In TheReveal it turns out to be what the whole plot of [[spoiler: ''Film/TheMachinist'']] ''Film/TheMachinist'' really was about: [[spoiler:Trevor Reznik]] is psychologically and physically decaying from a past incident which he has mentally suppressed. [[spoiler:He accidentally ran over a small boy with his car, but fled the scene to escape the consequences. He has since become an emaciated husk and suffered a psychotic break due to the guilt driving him mad.]]



* In the ''CalLeandros'' series, Cal was kidnapped by the Auphe when he was fourteen and dragged through a portal to their home world/dimension/whatever. When he escaped, he had no memory of what went on during those two years. [[spoiler:Darkling mentioned that it involved torture and learning how to open portals in preparation for the Auphes' plan to destroy humanity.]]

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* In the ''CalLeandros'' ''Literature/CalLeandros'' series, Cal was kidnapped by the Auphe when he was fourteen and dragged through a portal to their home world/dimension/whatever. When he escaped, he had no memory of what went on during those two years. [[spoiler:Darkling mentioned that it involved torture and learning how to open portals in preparation for the Auphes' plan to destroy humanity.]]
13th Nov '16 11:45:24 PM Adept
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* [[spoiler:Kiri]] from ''[[Anime/GaReiZero Ga-Rei Zero]]'' loses her memories and subsequently reverts to the personality of a young child after being nearly killed by [[spoiler:Yomi.]] The final episode does show that she is at least making progress towards recovery.

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* [[spoiler:Kiri]] from ''[[Anime/GaReiZero Ga-Rei Zero]]'' ''Anime/GaReiZero'' loses her memories and subsequently reverts to the personality of a young child after being nearly killed by [[spoiler:Yomi.]] The final episode does show that she is at least making progress towards recovery.



* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]] forgot two things after the massacre of his family. One is that he [[spoiler: activated his Sharingan for the first time and chased Itachi]]. The second is that [[spoiler: Itachi was [[CryCute cry]][[TearJerker ing]] before he left Sasuke]]. He doesn't remember either event until Itachi's [[spoiler: death]].

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* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Sasuke Uchiha]] Uchiha forgot two things after the massacre of his family. One is that he [[spoiler: activated his Sharingan for the first time and chased Itachi]]. The second is that [[spoiler: Itachi was [[CryCute cry]][[TearJerker ing]] before he left Sasuke]]. He doesn't remember either event until Itachi's [[spoiler: death]].
10th Nov '16 1:54:43 PM DrOO7
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* A favorite trope of soap operas, with the most famous example being with ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Jason Quartermaine, who never regained the memories of his old life before the car accident that caused his head injury.

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* A favorite trope of soap operas, with the SoapOpera trope. The most famous example being with ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Jason Quartermaine, who never Quartermaine. Unlike nearly all other examples of this trope, he ''never'' regained the memories of his old life before the car accident that caused his head injury.



* One of the most complicated (and saddest) episodes of ''Series/ColdCase'' had a woman emerge from a two-year coma suffering from this in regards to her lost memories of her daughter's unsolved murder. Through a series of flashbacks and other evidence, it was eventually pieced together that [[spoiler: she had killed her daughter in a failed attempt at a double suicide.]] To wit, she was physically and sexually abused by [[ParentalIncest her father]] as a child, the [[DepartmentOfChildDisservices corrupt social worker who fudged the records about the "bad" parents so he could sexually abuse the clients' little girls]] [[KarmaHoudini and use his clout not only to get away with the abuse but to make the mothers look crazy/unfit to care for the children and lose the children permanently to the system.]] He had even declared her unfit and said that he would be knocking on her door and come to take her away at any moment. Horrified of this happening, she [[spoiler: thought a pizza delivery boy who was a friend of hers knocking on the door to give her pizza was the social worker and [[TearJerker she ended up jumping out of the window with her daughter in her arms.]]]]

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* One of the most complicated (and saddest) episodes of ''Series/ColdCase'' had a woman emerge from a two-year coma suffering from this in regards to her lost memories of her daughter's unsolved murder. Through a series of flashbacks and other evidence, it was eventually pieced together that [[spoiler: she had killed her daughter in a failed attempt at a double suicide.]] To wit, she was physically and sexually abused by [[ParentalIncest her father]] as a child, the [[DepartmentOfChildDisservices corrupt social worker who fudged the records about the "bad" parents so he could sexually abuse the clients' little girls]] [[KarmaHoudini and use his clout not only to get away with the abuse but to make the mothers look crazy/unfit to care for the children and lose the children permanently to the system.]] He had even declared her unfit and said that he would be knocking on her door and come coming to take her away at any moment. Horrified of this happening, she [[spoiler: thought a pizza delivery boy who was a friend of hers knocking on the door to give her pizza was the social worker and [[TearJerker she ended up jumping out of the window with her daughter in her arms.]]]]
6th Sep '16 4:05:13 PM OgreProdigy
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* Shirou of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', ''Heaven's Feel'' route: [[spoiler: erases all his memories of Saber due to his crushing guilt at killing her (though she was corrupted at the time).]]
** Even before that, Shirou has no memory of his life before the Fuyuki City fire. His first memory is of his adoptive father Kiritsugu pulling him out of the flames.

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* Shirou of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'', ''Heaven's Feel'' route: [[spoiler: erases all his memories of Saber due to his crushing guilt at killing her (though she was corrupted at the time).]]
** Even before that, Shirou
night]]'' has no memory of his life before the Fuyuki City fire. His first memory is of his adoptive father Kiritsugu pulling him out of the flames. This is explicitly a result of extreme trauma; most of his [[ChronicHeroSyndrome personal]] [[AmbiguousDisorder issues]] are about getting over the trauma, and as the story goes on, he remembers more of the event.
** However, the''Heaven's Feel'' route has a case that's ambiguous as to whether it's mental trauma, or [[HeroicRROD just physical]]: [[spoiler: after having Archer's arm grafted onto his body, Shirou starts having a physical and mental breakdown as a result of his powers. When he kills a BrainwashedAndCrazy [[LoveAtFirstSight Saber]], he immediately forgets everything about her; it's not clear if it was due to the trauma of the incident, or just his brain finally giving in to his [[HeroicRROD breakdown.]]]]
16th Aug '16 6:41:07 PM LadyNorbert
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* This is what happens to the player character of the PC mystery game ''Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek''. She knows she's in her current location in search of the answers to a case, and she finds her own notes and realizes she was approaching a breakthrough, but she doesn't know what happened next or why she can't remember. The player must help her reclaim her memories, solve the murder mystery, and get the hell out of Dodge before someone kills her too.





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* This may be the case with Charles and Delia in ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes''. It's not actually stated why they have no memory of the [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} backstory]] of the comic, but given the nightmarish events they survived, it could very well be this.
14th Aug '16 8:50:13 PM Minni128
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*Ryuuko during the events ''Concerning a Drifter'' is having a hard time remembering her life before and around the time of her captivity and [[spoiler: rapes]] due to the resulting trauma and mental illness. Said amnesia in this case doesn't just happen with what had happened to her, it also extends to happy memories of before or her name. When she does recall anything, she either doesn't remember it too well or she mostly recalls anything that isn't specific about it. She mostly borders on RepressedMemories.
14th Aug '16 6:54:51 PM PaulA
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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]]'', Miles Vorkosigan suffers from amnesia after [[spoiler:being killed, frozen, and then revived]].
** This is more of a subversion, since the amnesia is the result of a medical procedure, rather than emotional stress or obvious brain trauma.
16th Jul '16 9:21:25 AM Katsuhagi
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* Holocaust Survivor Zoltan Zinn Collis, who was saved from Bergin Belsen concentration camp at the age of five, claims to remember atrocities, but to have no memory of his own emotional response to them at the time. This is known as disassociation and is quite common among those who have lived through a trauma.

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* Holocaust Survivor Zoltan Zinn Collis, who was saved from Bergin Belsen concentration camp at the age of five, claims to remember atrocities, but to have no memory of his own emotional response to them at the time. This is known as disassociation dissociation and is quite common among those who have lived through a trauma.
16th Jul '16 9:20:30 AM Katsuhagi
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* Holocaust Survivor Zoltan Zinn Collis, who was saved from Bergin Belsen concentration camp at the age of five, claims to remember atrocities, but to have no memory of his own emotional response to them at the time.

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* Holocaust Survivor Zoltan Zinn Collis, who was saved from Bergin Belsen concentration camp at the age of five, claims to remember atrocities, but to have no memory of his own emotional response to them at the time. This is known as disassociation and is quite common among those who have lived through a trauma.
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