History Main / Unperson

6th Dec '17 4:53:45 PM mcgrew
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* A very localized version occurs in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', where Monk meets a stranger at an inn. The man disappears, and then the next day everyone acts like the guy never existed, prompting Monk to worry that he might have hallucinated him (he was under the influence of alcohol at the time). [[spoiler:Tthe man really did exist; the other guests found him dead then covered it up so they could steal his money]].

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* A very localized version occurs in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', where Monk meets a stranger at an inn. The man disappears, and then the next day everyone acts like the guy never existed, prompting Monk to worry that he might have hallucinated him (he was under the influence of alcohol at the time). [[spoiler:Tthe [[spoiler:The man really did exist; the other guests found him dead then covered it up so they could steal his money]].
2nd Dec '17 12:55:22 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon. On a somewhat related note, any accomplishments you made from the rank at which you lost your honor onward gets erased from your military record when you leave the army; just ask the high-ranking JAG attorney who had lied about his having earlier been disbarred as a civilian and was forced to retire as a first lieutenant when his superiors found out.

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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon. On a somewhat related note, any accomplishments you made from the rank at which you lost your honor onward gets erased from your military record when you leave the army; just ask the high-ranking Colonel Michael Murphy, a JAG attorney who had lied about his having earlier been disbarred as a civilian and was forced to retire on an honorable discharge as a first lieutenant when his superiors found out.
2nd Dec '17 12:53:34 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon. On a related note, any accomplishments you made from the rank at which you lost your honor onward gets erased from your military record; just ask the high-ranking JAG attorney who had lied about his having earlier been disbarred as a civilian and was forced to retire as a first lieutenant when his superiors found out.

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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon. On a somewhat related note, any accomplishments you made from the rank at which you lost your honor onward gets erased from your military record; record when you leave the army; just ask the high-ranking JAG attorney who had lied about his having earlier been disbarred as a civilian and was forced to retire as a first lieutenant when his superiors found out.
2nd Dec '17 12:52:48 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon.

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* Being dishonorably discharged effectively makes you this in the eyes of the military; not only are you drummed out of your branch, typically unceremoniously, you are [[PersonaNonGrata forever barred]] from joining any other branch of the military. And in civilian life, it's on par with a felony as you lose any rights to apply state and federal programs (including job training, scholarships, grants, etc.) and lose the right to purchase a weapon. On a related note, any accomplishments you made from the rank at which you lost your honor onward gets erased from your military record; just ask the high-ranking JAG attorney who had lied about his having earlier been disbarred as a civilian and was forced to retire as a first lieutenant when his superiors found out.
1st Dec '17 5:56:37 PM Ambara
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See also IHaveNoSon, where a child is disavowed by his/her family; ExpendableClone, where clones aren't given person status (or it's revoked upon [[TomatoInTheMirror discovery they're a clone]]); IWasNeverHere, which is requested on one's own behalf; and NameAmnesia, for characters who accidentally or intentionally un-person themselves. Compare RetGone, where the affected person is ''literally'' erased from existence, and ItsAWonderfulPlot, where they are not, but it's shown what the world would be like if they were. Contrast InventedIndividual (who never existed but is made to appear that they do), DeathOfPersonality (when someone ceases to exist from their perspective), the {{Outlaw}} (whose existence isn't covered up but no longer exists ''legally'') and TheSpook (who actively works to keep themselves unpersoned). If the unpersoning is executed poorly, it may lead to the StreisandEffect (see Herostratus under Real life). When this happens because of meta reasons, for example, if there are copyrights or other laws involved and someone cannot use a certain character anymore, or because the writers have just opted to write them out with no explanation, see ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. When GodsNeedPrayerBadly, this is a good way to [[KillTheGod kill them]]. Not to be confused with a [[UsefulNotes/UnitedNations UN person]].

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See also IHaveNoSon, where a child is disavowed by his/her family; ExpendableClone, where clones aren't given person status (or it's revoked upon [[TomatoInTheMirror discovery they're a clone]]); IWasNeverHere, which is requested on one's own behalf; and NameAmnesia, for characters who accidentally or intentionally un-person themselves. Compare RetGone, where the affected person is ''literally'' erased from existence, and ItsAWonderfulPlot, where they are not, but it's shown what the world would be like if they were. Contrast InventedIndividual (who never existed but is made to appear that they do), DeathOfPersonality (when someone ceases to exist from their perspective), the {{Outlaw}} (whose existence isn't covered up but no longer exists ''legally'') and TheSpook (who actively works to keep themselves unpersoned). If the unpersoning is executed poorly, it may lead to the StreisandEffect (see Herostratus under Real life).Life -- History). When this happens because of meta reasons, for example, if there are copyrights or other laws involved and someone cannot use a certain character anymore, or because the writers have just opted to write them out with no explanation, see ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. When GodsNeedPrayerBadly, this is a good way to [[KillTheGod kill them]]. Not to be confused with a [[UsefulNotes/UnitedNations UN person]].
26th Nov '17 10:10:03 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* In ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'', [[spoiler: after Sayori's suicide, the game restarts the opening scene, but her name and sprite are glitched out. The game then abruptly cuts to a different version where, instead of talking about how he and Sayori always walk to school together, the main character says that he's always walked there alone. The rest of the game carries on as if she never existed. [[FromBadToWorse This only marks the beginning of the game's horror.]]]]
26th Nov '17 9:37:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' has the forced disappearance and the deletion of all the records of anyone that had something to do with alien artifacts. Juni finding this out is the moment that kickstarts the ConspiracyTheory plot.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' has the forced disappearance and the deletion of all the records of anyone that had something to do with alien artifacts. Juni finding this out is the moment that kickstarts the ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory plot.
25th Nov '17 7:50:25 AM Scoutstr295
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** Sex scandals can even lead to ''an entire movie'' getting entirely Unpersonned. After Creator/LouisCK admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him following the Weinstein and Spacey scandals, he was kicked out of everything he had been working on up that point. This included the film ''I Love You, Daddy'' -- about [[AudienceAlienatingPremise a 17-year-old girl falling in love with a 68-year-old man]] -- which was pulled just days before its scheduled release, most likely due to the [[UnfortunateImplications inevitable comparison]] between the premise and the allegations against CK.

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** Sex scandals can even lead to ''an entire movie'' getting entirely Unpersonned. After Creator/LouisCK admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him following the Weinstein and Spacey scandals, he was kicked out of everything he had been working on up to that point. This included the film ''I Love You, Daddy'' -- about [[AudienceAlienatingPremise a 17-year-old girl falling in love with a 68-year-old man]] -- which was pulled just days before its scheduled release, most likely due to the [[UnfortunateImplications inevitable comparison]] comparisons]] between the film's premise and the allegations against CK.C.K.
25th Nov '17 7:48:44 AM Scoutstr295
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25th Nov '17 7:45:57 AM Scoutstr295
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* Sex scandals can even lead to ''an entire movie'' getting entirely Unpersonned. After Creator/LouisCK admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him following the Weinstein and Spacey scandals, he was kicked out of everything he had been working on up that point. This included the film ''I Love You, Daddy'' -- about [[AudienceAlienatingPremise a 17-year-old girl falling in love with a 68-year-old man]] -- which was pulled just days before its scheduled release, most likely due to the [[UnfortunateImplications inevitable comparison]] between the premise and the allegations against CK.

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* ** Sex scandals can even lead to ''an entire movie'' getting entirely Unpersonned. After Creator/LouisCK admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him following the Weinstein and Spacey scandals, he was kicked out of everything he had been working on up that point. This included the film ''I Love You, Daddy'' -- about [[AudienceAlienatingPremise a 17-year-old girl falling in love with a 68-year-old man]] -- which was pulled just days before its scheduled release, most likely due to the [[UnfortunateImplications inevitable comparison]] between the premise and the allegations against CK.
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