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->'''Chun-Li:''' My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away. A hero at a thousand paces.\\
'''M. Bison:''' I'm sorry. I don't remember any of it.\\
'''Chun-Li:''' You don't remember?!\\
'''Bison:''' For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.
-->-- ''Film/StreetFighter''

A critical event that started TheProtagonist on their journey was an action by TheAntagonist. The antagonist, however, has long forgotten this event, because to them, it's just another horrible thing they've done. It can go hand in hand with UnknownRival.

This is often used to show just how evil the antagonist is. If TheHero is upset over their murdered father, and TheVillain barely remembers killing the guy, then clearly the villain has murdered a lot of people in their life, and they have a pretty callous attitude about it. It can be done in a casually hurtful manner, but a CardCarryingVillain may even ''mock'' the hero as being nothing special, just to be a bit more of a {{jerkass}}.

A heroic variation exists where a hero is unable to remember foiling some villain's scheme or putting them in jail simply due to how many bad guys they've defeated/put away, which can really tick off the villain. This is especially true if the forgotten enemy was a {{mook|s}} in their previous appearance(s). Alternatively, the hero may have saved someone who is now a devoted fan of the hero as a result, but when the rescuee later shows up to thank the hero, they could be hurt by their idol failing to recognize them.

Another variation exists where a character is so used to strange or dangerous situations being a part of their everyday life that they're unable to remember a particular event which greatly affected someone else.

Villainous variations are very frequently associated with TheSociopath and LackOfEmpathy; to the person, whatever [[KickTheDog reprehensible act]] he just did is just like any other mundane activity to a normal person in terms of emotional impact.

Even among Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, this happens: superfans see tropes of their show (that they have a great knowledge of) on a regular occurrence, but people new to that same show would find the tropes applying rather fascinating (and thus would be mystified if the [[Administrivia/HowToPickAGoodImage images]] do not make sense to them).

Could also be seen as a form of narcissism for the victim who will automatically assume that the one responsible would specifically remember the event because of how important it is to them.

Compare ForgottenFirstMeeting. Contrast ReminiscingAboutYourVictims and WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied.

* ButForMeItWasTuesday/AnimeAndManga
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/ComicBooks
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/FanFiction
* [[ButForMeItWasTuesday/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Literature}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/LiveActionTV
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Music}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/ReligionAndMythology
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/{{Theater}}
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/VideoGames
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebAnimation
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebComics
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WebOriginal
* ButForMeItWasTuesday/WesternAnimation

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1998/07/25 "It's kick-Odie-across-the-room-day!]] Also known in some cultures as "Saturday"."

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