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19th Sep '17 6:52:06 AM StardustSoldier
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* Ever since his departure from WebVideo/GameGrumps, WebVideo/JonTron hasn't been mentioned by [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin]] or any of the new Grumps -- all of whom were apparently good friends with him -- in their newer videos, and almost any mention of him is done so in a roundabout way to not say his name or include his involvement. While speculation abounds as to whether he had a falling out with the rest of the cast or not, Arin's only official mention of him so far has been to say that it's not out of disrespect or to ignore his contribution, but because he feels talking about Jon on the show unintentionally drags him back to it and stops all of them from moving on.
** As of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aVgIkFu36Q&ab_channel=GameGrumps Episode 109]] of their [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed]] series, Jon has been mentioned occasionally by name, more than a year and a half after his departure.

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* Ever since Following his departure from WebVideo/GameGrumps, WebVideo/JonTron hasn't been was not mentioned by [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin]] or any of the new Grumps -- all of whom were apparently good friends with him -- in their newer videos, and almost any mention of him is was done so in a roundabout way so as to not say his name or include his involvement. While speculation abounds as to whether he had a falling out with the rest of the cast or not, Arin's only official mention of him so far has been Jon was to say that it's not out of disrespect or to ignore his contribution, but because he Arin feels talking about Jon on the show unintentionally drags him back to it and stops all of them from moving on.
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on. As of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aVgIkFu36Q&ab_channel=GameGrumps Episode 109]] of their Arin & Danny's [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokemon FireRed]] series, however, Jon has been mentioned occasionally by name, more than a year and a half after his departure.
15th Sep '17 1:21:59 PM Byzantine
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** "Person or Persons Unknown" concerned an average man who wakes up one morning and finds that no one recognizes or has any memory of him. Not his wife, his boss and coworkers or the bartender he sees once a week. He knows all of them and the facts are unchanged but no memory of him (pictures with his wife have her standing alone) exists. The episode ends with an inversion: the man wakes from his nightmare only to find that he doesn't recognize his wife.

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** "Person or Persons Unknown" concerned an average man who wakes up one morning and finds that no one recognizes him or has any memory of him. Not his wife, his boss and coworkers coworkers, or the bartender he sees once a week. He knows all of them and the facts are unchanged but no memory of him (pictures with his wife have her standing alone) exists. The episode ends with an inversion: the man wakes from his nightmare only to find that he doesn't does not recognize his wife.
15th Sep '17 1:17:56 PM Byzantine
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is a television example of making someone an "[=unperson=]" – a character that has some importance to the show's main premise will be dropped, with no proper farewell or explanation, and are not referred to again. [[{{Retcon}} Even "dated" photographs will have the ex-family member cropped out]]. This "[=unperson=]" trope was named for a ''Series/HappyDays'' character who was Richie Cunningham's older brother, Chuck. Chuck ended up being a superfluous character who usually appeared only in transitional scenes, was never given any meaningful dialogue, and was eventually written out without explanation. In fact, in the series' 1984 finale ("Passages," where Joanie and Chachi are married), Cunningham patriarch Howard toasts his family and mentions that his '''two''' children have married well ... leading longtime fans of the show, who were aware that originally there were three children, to scratch their heads and wonder "Where's Chuck?" (In a blooper reel, Tom Bosley indeed asks that question after the final cut.) Numerous other "[=unperson=]" examples of the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome exist; see that page for more details.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome is a television example of making someone an "[=unperson=]" – a character that has some importance to the show's main premise will be dropped, with no proper farewell or explanation, and they are not referred to again. [[{{Retcon}} Even "dated" photographs will have the ex-family member cropped out]]. This "[=unperson=]" trope was named for a ''Series/HappyDays'' character who was Richie Cunningham's older brother, Chuck. Chuck ended up being a superfluous character who usually appeared only in transitional scenes, was never given any meaningful dialogue, and was eventually written out without explanation. In fact, in the series' 1984 finale ("Passages," where Joanie and Chachi are married), Cunningham patriarch Howard toasts his family and mentions that his '''two''' children have married well ... leading longtime fans of the show, who were aware that originally there were three children, to scratch their heads and wonder "Where's Chuck?" (In a blooper reel, Tom Bosley indeed asks that question after the final cut.) Numerous other "[=unperson=]" examples of the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome exist; see that page for more details.
10th Sep '17 11:59:22 PM thecarolinabull01
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* For some reason Wrestling/RandySavage never returned to WWE after the Monday Night Wars ended and was rarely acknowledged or celebrated on-camera. (though there was a rumor going around the IWC that he had sex with Stephanie [=McMahon=], and that she may or may not have still been a minor when this happened). After his death in 2011, he was acknowledged far more often, and in early 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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* For some reason Wrestling/RandySavage never returned to WWE after the Monday Night Wars ended and was rarely acknowledged or celebrated on-camera. (though there (There was a rumor going around the IWC that this banishment was because he had sex with Stephanie [=McMahon=], and that she may or may not have still been a minor when this happened). After his death in 2011, he was acknowledged far more often, and in early 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
10th Sep '17 11:58:44 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Not even two months after the above Hogan example, Wrestling/JimmySnuka is now having this done to him as well. He was arrested for the death of his girlfriend in September 2015 (She died in 1983, and Jimmy Snuka was the prime suspect in her death, but no charges were filed. However, the case was never closed, and 32 years later, Snuka was finally arrested for the crime) and, much like Hulk Hogan, the WWE was quick to terminate his contract and remove any references to him from their website. This serves as a bit of an issue, as Snuka's daughter Wrestling/TaminaSnuka is currently a diva in the WWE and uses a lot of his mannerisms when competing, including his famous splash. After the case against him was dropped in January 2017, and he passed away not long after, an article about his passing was posted on the WWE website, Repersoning him posthumously.
* Wrestling/RandySavage was this, post retirement, for unknown reasons (though there was a rumor going around the IWC that he had sex with Stephanie [=McMahon=] when she was still a minor). After his death in 2011, this ended, and in early 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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* Not even two months after the above Hogan example, Wrestling/JimmySnuka is now having this done to him as well. He was arrested for the death of his girlfriend in September 2015 (She died in 1983, and Jimmy Snuka was the prime suspect in her death, but no charges were filed. However, the case was never closed, and 32 years later, Snuka was finally arrested for the crime) and, much like Hulk Hogan, the WWE was quick to terminate his contract and remove any references to him from their website. This serves as a bit of an issue, as Snuka's daughter Wrestling/TaminaSnuka is currently a diva in the WWE and uses a lot of his mannerisms when competing, including his famous splash.splash, though they ditched her surname and she was never really a big player, getting start-stop pushes. After the case against him was dropped in January 2017, and he passed away not long after, an article about his passing was posted on the WWE website, Repersoning him posthumously.
* For some reason Wrestling/RandySavage never returned to WWE after the Monday Night Wars ended and was this, post retirement, for unknown reasons rarely acknowledged or celebrated on-camera. (though there was a rumor going around the IWC that he had sex with Stephanie [=McMahon=] when [=McMahon=], and that she was may or may not have still been a minor). minor when this happened). After his death in 2011, this ended, he was acknowledged far more often, and in early 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
10th Sep '17 11:02:59 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* Spoofed in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (specifically, the episode featuring the movie ''Film/DevilFish''). In the teaser, Mike tells the audience that a mysterious government conspiracy erased his whole identity and life. Midway through his speech about he'll never rest until he rights this wrong, we learn the truth: he just lost his wallet. Tom & Crow find it and return it. Identity back, problem solved...until it happens again.

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* Spoofed in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (specifically, the episode featuring the movie ''Film/DevilFish''). In the teaser, Mike tells the audience that a mysterious government conspiracy erased his whole identity and life. Midway through his speech about he'll never rest until he rights this wrong, we learn the truth: he just lost his wallet. Tom & and Crow find it and return it. Identity back, problem solved...until it happens again.



* In a case of "too expensive to keep" instead of falling out with the person, many Wrestling/JesseVentura commentaries are cut from recent [=DVDs=]. That said, there actually was a falling out between Wrestling/{{WWE}} & Ventura over video game rights in 1990. The next year, Jesse sued WWE over home video royalties that were withheld from him. He won almost $900,000 in back royalties and walked away with a court decision that significantly increased his royalties for subsequent WWE video releases. When WWE began releasing WCW footage as part of compilation [=DVDs=], Jesse's commentary (unless absolutely necessary) was muted, resulting in many cases where Wrestling/TonySchiavone would be heard on commentary in between periods of silence.

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* In a case of "too expensive to keep" instead of falling out with the person, many Wrestling/JesseVentura commentaries are cut from recent [=DVDs=]. That said, there actually was a falling out between Wrestling/{{WWE}} & and Ventura over video game rights in 1990. The next year, Jesse sued WWE over home video royalties that were withheld from him. He won almost $900,000 in back royalties and walked away with a court decision that significantly increased his royalties for subsequent WWE video releases. When WWE began releasing WCW footage as part of compilation [=DVDs=], Jesse's commentary (unless absolutely necessary) was muted, resulting in many cases where Wrestling/TonySchiavone would be heard on commentary in between periods of silence.



* The Creator/AdultSwim series ''Million Dollar Extreme Presents World Peace'' burned through their six episodes in late summer 2016 without much buzz, holding middling million-viewer ratings in a Friday night slot, but remained in contention for a second season. However, once it was found out that the ''MDE'' comedy troupe had trafficked in racist, misogynistic and homophobic humor in the past, had somehow gotten through things like a blackface sketch which had to be edited considerably by [[MoralGuardians Standards & Practices]], and eventually began to become heavily involved in the alt-right scene online, things quickly went downhill. Network stalwart Brett Gelman quit working with the network in disgust because of how he saw the network promoting the humor of ''MDE'' while turning down several woman-led projects, the network faced hostile reaction during the entire show's run from their staff, and even more S&P editing had to be done to get through the run, including the removal of subtle swastika imagery. Even the show's musical guests regretted their appearances; all but one performer/band (and that one just couldn't be found) distanced themselves from the show, repudiating the views of ''MDE'' in whole. Adult Swim washed their hands of the show in December 2016, for a short time removing all signs that it existed from its website. It returned later in the month, but the network certainly isn't doing anything to promote its existence.

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* The Creator/AdultSwim series ''Million Dollar Extreme Presents World Peace'' burned through their six episodes in late summer 2016 without much buzz, holding middling million-viewer ratings in a Friday night slot, but remained in contention for a second season. However, once it was found out that the ''MDE'' comedy troupe had trafficked in racist, misogynistic and homophobic humor in the past, had somehow gotten through things like a blackface sketch which had to be edited considerably by [[MoralGuardians Standards & and Practices]], and eventually began to become heavily involved in the alt-right scene online, things quickly went downhill. Network stalwart Brett Gelman quit working with the network in disgust because of how he saw the network promoting the humor of ''MDE'' while turning down several woman-led projects, the network faced hostile reaction during the entire show's run from their staff, and even more S&P editing had to be done to get through the run, including the removal of subtle swastika imagery. Even the show's musical guests regretted their appearances; all but one performer/band (and that one just couldn't be found) distanced themselves from the show, repudiating the views of ''MDE'' in whole. Adult Swim washed their hands of the show in December 2016, for a short time removing all signs that it existed from its website. It returned later in the month, but the network certainly isn't doing anything to promote its existence.
28th Aug '17 12:31:14 PM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has this in the form of the [[spoiler:Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. When it was stolen from the Daedra Prince Nocturnal, she cursed the cowl to erase the identity of its bearer from history. The cowl's owner took on the identity of the thief known as the Gray Fox, and the curse was passed on each grandmaster of the Thieves Guild. The Thieves Guild questline culminates in the player stealing an Elder Scroll for the Gray Fox, who uses it to break the curse on the Cowl before passing it and the title of the guild's leader to you.]]

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has this in Oblivion]]'', the form of curse on the [[spoiler:Gray Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. When it Nocturnal ''causes'' this to happen to the wearer. The Cowl was stolen from the Daedra Prince Nocturnal, she the the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[TheSacredDarkness Darkness and the Night]] who is also associated with Thieves and Luck, centuries prior. She [[DoNotTauntCthulhu cursed the cowl to erase the identity of its bearer from history.history]]. The cowl's owner took on the identity of the thief known as the Gray Fox, and the curse was passed on each grandmaster of the Thieves Guild. The Thieves Guild [[spoiler:The plot of the ThievesGuild questline culminates in the player stealing is, ultimately, to steal an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll for the Gray Fox, who uses it Scroll]] and use its power to break the curse on once and for all]]. Regarding the Cowl before passing curse:
---> ''"Whosoever wears
it shall be lost in the shadows. His true nature shall be unknown to all who meet him. His identity shall be struck from all records and histories. Memory will hide in the title shadows, refusing to record the name of the guild's leader owner to you.]]any who meet him. He shall be known by the cowl and only by the cowl."''
16th Aug '17 2:43:40 AM LinTaylor
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*** ''Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection'' adds to this by introducing [[spoiler:Clara Lanfranc, who was the ''first'' Geass Cult spy/"substitute Nunnally". She came into conflict with the Zevon twins and was killed, leading her to be replaced by Rolo, with the Emperor erasing everyone's memories of Clara.]]
11th Aug '17 11:10:11 AM Randomwaffle23
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* In a rare case, ''Fanfic/BackgroundPony'' has a character un-personed while still alive and well. The main character's un-personing is a curse—anypony who interacts with her will [[LaserGuidedAmnesia completely forget]] the interaction shortly after. [[spoiler:And she's not the only one with this curse… but how was she to know that?]]
10th Aug '17 9:14:39 AM LondonKdS
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* Convicted murderer Malcolm Webster is completely airbrushed out of the history of his first wife, Claire Morris. Not only was her gravestone altered to use her maiden name, he is even legally forbidden to be buried next to her.

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* Convicted murderer Malcolm Webster is completely airbrushed out of the history of his first wife, Claire Morris.Morris, who he killed. Not only was her gravestone altered to use her maiden name, he is even legally forbidden to be buried next to her.
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