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1st Jul '17 9:53:44 AM JackG
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Claes suffered a TraumaInducedBreakdown after the death of her handler, so the Agency deleted her memories of him. In "A Day in the Life of Claes" she experiences an unaccountable sadness on watching a movie showing a man fishing, which they used to do together.

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Claes suffered a TraumaInducedBreakdown traumatic breakdown after the death of her handler, so and as it's too difficult to [[MoreThanMindControl condition the cyborgs onto another handler]], the Agency deleted decided to just delete her memories memory of him. In "A Day in the Life of Claes" she experiences an unaccountable sadness on watching a movie showing a man fishing, which they used to do together.
1st Jul '17 9:50:32 AM JackG
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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Claes suffered a TraumaInducedBreakdown after the death of her handler, so the Agency deleted her memories of him. In "A Day in the Life of Claes" she experiences an unaccountable sadness on watching a movie showing a man fishing, which they used to do together.
-->'''Claes:''' Have you ever been tremendously sad, but the tears won't come out?\\
'''Jean:''' Sure...it happens.\\
'''Claes:''' That's how I feel right now. My heart is overflowing with tears, but they just won't come out of my eyes. At night when I'm asleep, they quietly spill out onto the pillow without my noticing.
25th Jun '17 9:40:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheExorcist'' book and film have one of the most beautiful examples of this. Chris tells Father Dyer that Regan remembers nothing of her hellish ordeal. But when she meets Dyer a few minutes later: ''She was frowning at him, as at a sudden remembrance of forgotten concern. Impulsively, she reached up her arms to him. He leaned over and she kissed him. Then she stood for a moment, still staring at him oddly. No, not at him: at his round Roman collar.''

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* ''TheExorcist'' ''Literature/TheExorcist'' book and film have one of the most beautiful examples of this. Chris tells Father Dyer that Regan remembers nothing of her hellish ordeal. But when she meets Dyer a few minutes later: ''She was frowning at him, as at a sudden remembrance of forgotten concern. Impulsively, she reached up her arms to him. He leaned over and she kissed him. Then she stood for a moment, still staring at him oddly. No, not at him: at his round Roman collar.''
21st Apr '17 6:49:19 PM Gamermaster
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** Kairi still has a very vague recollection of Sora during the prologue, even though she isn't supposed to remember him yet due Naminé's memory tampering.

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** Kairi still has a very vague recollection of Sora during the prologue, even though she isn't supposed to remember him yet due to Naminé's memory tampering.
9th Apr '17 11:39:18 PM MadCat221
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* At the end of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Jacob Kowalski has to be obliviated as per laws to uphold TheMasquerade, despite being [[UnfazedEveryman rather chill]] with all the magical phenomenon he was witness to over the previous few days. He still has a notion that he forgot ''some''thing after the oblivation takes effect, and fragments semi-consciously are recalled as evident in [[spoiler:his new and wildly successful bakery selling pastry sculptures of all of Newt's beasts. And then [[LoveInterest Queenie]] pays him a visit and the supposedly obliviated memories start coming back even stronger.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', team {{Muggle}} Jacob Kowalski has to be obliviated as per laws to uphold TheMasquerade, despite being [[UnfazedEveryman rather chill]] with all the magical phenomenon he was witness to over the previous few days. He still has a notion that he forgot ''some''thing after the oblivation takes effect, and fragments semi-consciously are recalled as evident in [[spoiler:his new and wildly successful bakery selling pastry sculptures of all of Newt's beasts. And then [[LoveInterest Queenie]] pays him a visit and the supposedly obliviated memories start coming back even stronger.]]
9th Apr '17 11:38:36 PM MadCat221
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* At the end of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Jacob Kowalski has to be obliviated as per laws to uphold TheMasquerade, despite being [[UnfazedEveryman rather chill]] with all the magical phenomenon he was witness to over the previous few days. He still has a notion that he forgot ''some''thing after the oblivation takes effect, and fragments semi-consciously are recalled as evident in his new and wildly successful bakery selling pastry sculptures of all of Newt's beasts. And then [[LoveInterest Queenie]] pays him a visit and the supposedly obliviated memories start coming back even stronger.

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* At the end of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Jacob Kowalski has to be obliviated as per laws to uphold TheMasquerade, despite being [[UnfazedEveryman rather chill]] with all the magical phenomenon he was witness to over the previous few days. He still has a notion that he forgot ''some''thing after the oblivation takes effect, and fragments semi-consciously are recalled as evident in his [[spoiler:his new and wildly successful bakery selling pastry sculptures of all of Newt's beasts. And then [[LoveInterest Queenie]] pays him a visit and the supposedly obliviated memories start coming back even stronger.]]
9th Apr '17 11:37:43 PM MadCat221
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* At the end of ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Jacob Kowalski has to be obliviated as per laws to uphold TheMasquerade, despite being [[UnfazedEveryman rather chill]] with all the magical phenomenon he was witness to over the previous few days. He still has a notion that he forgot ''some''thing after the oblivation takes effect, and fragments semi-consciously are recalled as evident in his new and wildly successful bakery selling pastry sculptures of all of Newt's beasts. And then [[LoveInterest Queenie]] pays him a visit and the supposedly obliviated memories start coming back even stronger.
22nd Mar '17 4:41:50 PM AthenaBlue
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** In the two-parter "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood" the Doctor's personality and memories have been wiped, replacing it with that of average school teacher John Smith. Despite being decidedly average, Smith displays the occasional feats of bravery, and has strange dreams of "the Doctor" and a blue box, which he writes stories about. His love interest Joan Redfern speculates that this is the man he ''wants'' to be. Subverted, however, that when he realises the truth, he's absolutely terrified by it, and wants to remain himself.
** Professor Yana in "Utopia", a man who is one of the most brilliant scientists ever, but stuck at the literal end of time, unable to truly realise his greatness. [[spoiler: He's actually the Master, and regaining his memory also makes him regain his evil personality.]]
** And [[spoiler: Donna, in the end of season 4]].

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** In the two-parter [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"/"Family Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood" Blood"]], the Doctor's personality and memories have been wiped, replacing it with that of average school teacher John Smith. Despite being decidedly average, Smith displays the occasional feats of bravery, and has strange dreams of "the Doctor" and a blue box, which he writes stories about. His love interest Joan Redfern speculates that this is the man he ''wants'' to be. Subverted, however, that when he realises the truth, he's absolutely terrified by it, and wants to remain himself.
** Professor Yana in "Utopia", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], a man who is one of the most brilliant scientists ever, but stuck at the literal end of time, unable to truly realise his greatness. [[spoiler: He's actually the Master, and regaining his memory also makes him regain his evil personality.]]
** And [[spoiler: Donna, in In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], it's revealed that [[spoiler:Donna Noble has this, after [[VictoryGuidedAmnesia having her memories of the end Doctor and their adventures wiped]] for her own protection after she got a large chunk of season 4]].his knowledge copied into her head. As her grandfather Wilf puts it, sometimes she's "so sad, but can't remember why".]]



** Gwen in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Everything Changes". She manages to piece together her memories though.

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** Gwen in the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode [[Recap/TorchwoodS1E1EverythingChanges "Everything Changes".Changes"]]. She manages to piece together her memories though.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', [[spoiler: The Ice King]] is under the effect of an ArtifactOfDoom, giving him superpowers but robbing him of all sanity and memory. While he doesn't even remember that he's lost anything, he still knows at some very deep level that he misses his beloved fiance, Betty, and the identity/existence of his adopted daughter. Unfortunately, without the memory, he reacts to the forgotten longing by kidnapping any girl that subconsciously reminds him of his fiance and bugging (and trying to romance) his adopted daughter whenever he can on the basis that he's always romancing girls and he knows she's important ''somehow''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', [[spoiler: The Ice King]] is under the effect of an ArtifactOfDoom, giving him superpowers but robbing him of all sanity and memory. While he doesn't even remember that he's lost anything, he still knows at some very deep level that he misses his beloved fiance, Betty, and the identity/existence of his adopted daughter. Unfortunately, without the memory, he reacts to the forgotten longing by kidnapping any girl that subconsciously reminds him of his fiance and bugging (and trying to romance) his adopted daughter whenever he can on the basis that he's always romancing girls and he knows she's important ''somehow''.
23rd Feb '17 3:20:52 AM WillBGood
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** Lelouch uses his Geass to alter the memories of a classmate who happened to find out his role as the terrorist [[SecretIdentity Zero]]. Psychological torture at the hands of one of his enemies left [[spoiler:her]] emotionally devastated and very nearly homicidal/suicidal, so he erased ''all'' memories of himself from [[spoiler:her]] mind (not just his identity as Zero). Humorously enough, everyone else at school can't seem to understand why [[spoiler:Shirley]] has forgotten him, and Lelouch convinces them that the whole thing is an act the amnesia-ee is putting on because [[spoiler:she]]'s angry from an argument with him.

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** Lelouch uses his Geass to alter the memories of a classmate who happened to find out his role as the terrorist [[SecretIdentity Zero]]. Psychological torture at the hands of one of his enemies left [[spoiler:her]] them emotionally devastated and very nearly homicidal/suicidal, so he erased ''all'' memories of himself from [[spoiler:her]] their mind (not just his identity as Zero). Humorously enough, everyone else at school can't seem to understand why [[spoiler:Shirley]] has forgotten him, and Lelouch convinces them that the whole thing is an act the amnesia-ee is putting on because [[spoiler:she]]'s they're angry from an argument with him.
24th Nov '16 6:59:36 PM PaulA
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* At the conclusion of ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series, this form of amnesia is inflicted upon [[spoiler:the Drew children and Bran Davies]], as their destiny is to live in the mortal world and leave memories of the (now concluded) conflict between the Light and the Dark behind. However, Merriman tells them that they may still remember the supernatural world in dreams, and they will always carry with them a sense of the wonder that is now past.

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* At the conclusion of ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' series, in ''Literature/SilverOnTheTree'', this form of amnesia is inflicted upon [[spoiler:the Drew children and Bran Davies]], as their destiny is to live in the mortal world and leave memories of the (now concluded) conflict between the Light and the Dark behind. However, Merriman tells them that they may still remember the supernatural world in dreams, and they will always carry with them a sense of the wonder that is now past.
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