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26th Mar '17 1:32:27 PM nombretomado
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* Oichi from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. It's revealed that after her [[spoiler:husband Nagamasa]] was murdered before her eyes by her [[OdaNobunaga brother]], she went crazy and was enslaved by her dark powers, which made her forget it all. By the third game, she's basically a blank slate.

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* Oichi from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. It's revealed that after her [[spoiler:husband Nagamasa]] was murdered before her eyes by her [[OdaNobunaga [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga brother]], she went crazy and was enslaved by her dark powers, which made her forget it all. By the third game, she's basically a blank slate.
3rd Jan '17 10:27:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is the inciting incident for the domestic drama ''Regarding Henry'', starring Creator/HarrisonFord. In it, the title character [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain survives a gunshot wound to the head]], only for the resulting pinched artery to affect his memory. Cue the rest of the movie depicting him [[QuestForIdentity coming to terms]] with [[LossOfIdentity not remembering anything]] about [[MissingTime his life before]] the [[TraumaInducedAmnesia shot]].

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* This is the inciting incident for the domestic drama ''Regarding Henry'', ''Film/RegardingHenry'', starring Creator/HarrisonFord. In it, the title character [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain survives a gunshot wound to the head]], only for the resulting pinched artery to affect his memory. Cue the rest of the movie depicting him [[QuestForIdentity coming to terms]] with [[LossOfIdentity not remembering anything]] about [[MissingTime his life before]] the [[TraumaInducedAmnesia shot]].
3rd Jan '17 10:25:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SilentHill2'', [[spoiler: the protagonist has this caused by his guilt over killing his wife, even though it was a a MercyKilling]].

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* In ''SilentHill2'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', [[spoiler: the protagonist has this caused by his guilt over killing his wife, even though it was a a MercyKilling]].



* QuantumConundrum has this with Professor Quadwrangle. Thankfully, the only thing he forgot is what went wrong during his experiment and how he got stranded in a pocket dimension.

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* QuantumConundrum ''VideoGame/QuantumConundrum'' has this with Professor Quadwrangle. Thankfully, the only thing he forgot is what went wrong during his experiment and how he got stranded in a pocket dimension.
31st Dec '16 9:22:57 PM nombretomado
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* The PC of ''GeneForge 5'' has this, from what information the player is able to gather. Many significant NPC's from throughout the series claim to vaguely recognize you, and new characters describe your past behavior from senseless rage to SuperPowerMeltdown. Though [[WildMassGuessing speculation is rampant]], the true identity is only answered by the ShrugOfGod. Maybe it's just a device to justify re-explaining everything previous players should know, but new players wouldn't, and explain why the PC wouldn't have any defined relationship to previously famous NPC's.

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* The PC of ''GeneForge ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}} 5'' has this, from what information the player is able to gather. Many significant NPC's from throughout the series claim to vaguely recognize you, and new characters describe your past behavior from senseless rage to SuperPowerMeltdown. Though [[WildMassGuessing speculation is rampant]], the true identity is only answered by the ShrugOfGod. Maybe it's just a device to justify re-explaining everything previous players should know, but new players wouldn't, and explain why the PC wouldn't have any defined relationship to previously famous NPC's.
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.
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