->'''Picard:''' Guinan, what are you doing here? ...I thought you were on board the ''Enterprise''.\\
'''Guinan:''' I am. I'm also here.... Think of me as an echo of the person you know. A part of herself she left behind.
-->-- ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''

The flesh is weak compared to the mind, heart and soul, especially when in the [[HotBlooded throes of passionate emotion]]. Some places are especially malleable to psychic phenomena. Combine the two and you have the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Living Memory]], an echo of a person who either is still alive or has [[KilledOffForReal definitively]] gone on to a final reward (or punishment).

The Living Memory is a very strange "being" and similar to [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts]] in a lot of ways. Physically they're usually [[IntangibleMan intangible]] (though YourMindMakesItReal can make them dangerous regardless), but some are in physical (though probably non-human) bodies. They may be fully sapient and can be reasoned with, a chunk of memories with a bit of personality, or just vinyl records on an endless loop. What they all have in common is that they are not the real deal, the original, just an [[UncannyValley eerie simulacrum]]... and [[TearJerker some]] even [[WhatHaveIBecome realize it]].

When characters encounter a living memory, it's usually a highly emotional encounter. The Living Memory may distress the character emotionally, try to attack them... or offer encouragement and absolution for past sins. Like we said, Living Memories are strange.

This trope has a few variants.
* The character has a [[SoulFragment piece of their soul]] split off and [[strike:live]] haunt a person or location. This is especially common if the character "removed their dark side", in which case their [[TheHeartless Heartless]] will torment loved ones.
* The Living Memory is inside another character's head due to side effects from a MentalFusion. A good chunk of the SplitPersonality tropes may apply, for good and ill.
* There's no soul or anything of the like involved, the place itself is a GeniusLoci and is using the psychic/spiritual equivalent of a plaster mold of the Living Memory's original as a marionette, constantly replaying past events.
* Due to TimeTravel related shenanigans, a long dead character can still make the SpecialGuest Star spot without actually coming back to life.
* The VirtualGhost is an AI construct with the personality and memories of the character, or a (near) exact copy via BrainUploading. '''NOTE:''' If the original it's based on is dead, then it's a VirtualGhost and the example should go there.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kikyo in ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', she CameBackWrong from the attempted resurrection since Kagome wouldn't give up her whole soul, so while the Kikyo golem does have (most? all?) of her memories, she only has a fraction of her original soul, the part that carried all the dark emotions about Inuyasha's "betrayal". She's not psycho, but she's not really the original either.
* ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}:'' the eponymous mononoke are spirits which fused with strong human feelings, and in at least one case, with the memory one person had of an other one.
* Seems to appear as well in ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom'', though given the amount of MindScrew involved, it's difficult to assert with certainty.
* The magical hologram of Queen Serenity on the moon in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* Manga/{{Naruto}} meets [[spoiler: his dead parents]] thanks to a form of this, but they only had enough chakra to last a few minutes. He later meets [[spoiler:the Sage of Six Paths]] who had used a more complete version of this to watch over the followers of his discipline.
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', one of the manga- (and later, DS-) only Yoigoshi-hen takes place twenty years after the [[spoiler: Great Hinamizawa Gas Disaster]]. Throughout the arc, various echoes of the main characters appear, showing varying levels of self-awareness, from Keiichi and Rena, who really looked to be nothing more than an echo of the memory of them racing to school, to [[spoiler: Mion herself]], who apparently was not only self-aware, but actually [[spoiler: possessed Shion]]. She may have actually been closer to your traditional ghost.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has, at one point, [[spoiler: "Zero" Beatrice]] speaking to [[spoiler: her "former self", who had its soul and memories intact, meaning her personality was the same as it had been before her "death".]]
* [[Manga/YuGiOh Bakura]] places a piece of his soul inside the Millennium Puzzle, allowing him to follow the rest of the cast in a rare villainous example played straight. This splits off into EpilepticTrees when you learn that [[spoiler:Yami!Bakura is a bizarre fusion of Present!Bakura, the original Thief King!Bakura, and Zorc, living embodiment of all darkness, complete with [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries his dragon willy.]]]]
* In ''Manga/DGrayman'', the Noah clan survives by passing their "memories" to a new host every time they are killed. While only Wisely and the Millennium Earl fully recall the past 7,000 years, the memories do tend to cause emotional reactions to things that range from feeling recognition of the Noah's original name to crying when a Noah dies to urges to kill Exorcists while in their presence, not to mention causing them to...[[TomatoinTheMirror see things in mirrors]]. This is made for a stronger trope when [[spoiler:Allen Walker meets the deceased Nea, the 14th Noah, in his head.]]
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Stein gets a shadow of Medusa in his head, who taunts him about him getting mad.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has a interesting version. The 'Will' of the previous Vongola Bosses lives on in the ring.
--> '''Vongola Primo:''' Our hour was engraved on the Ring.
** Also, the fact that [[spoiler: Yuni was able to summon the Will of Primo from the Vongola Rings (and subsequently the First-Generation Guardians) suggests that the Vongola Bosses probably weren't the only ones 'living on' through the Vongola Rings.]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': A pilot who [[spoiler:uses a Psychoframe leaves an imprint of themselves in the system]], meaning recycled frames can experience this. Loni's [[spoiler:rampage through Torrington]] was caused by the [[spoiler:imprint of the Shamblo's previous Federation-hating pilot]].
* A particularly [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] (although not without its heartwarming moments) story made by, would you believe it, Creator/JunjiIto has this as its central theme. In ''Lingering Farewell'', the protagonist married into a wealthy family who would perform a ritual on their recently deceased to create an 'after-image', to give them plenty of time to say their farewells and accept their death. [[spoiler: What she didn't know was that she died on her wedding day, [[TomatoInTheMirror and she really is one of such after-images.]]]]

[[folder:Audio Drama]]
* The ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho Companion Chronicles'' play ''Tales from the Vault'' is a ScrapbookStory built from different recordings held by U.N.I.T., including a living memory of Zoe Heriot stored in an alien memory crystal

[[folder:Card Games]]
* The colored spirits on every Artifact monsters' art in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG'' are said to be memories of the greatest warriors that once wielded them.

* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Barry Allen's fondness for time travel made it possible for him to appear several times between his death and resurrection.
* For a while, ComicBook/{{Rogue}}, who had wiped out all of Mrs Marvel's memories, had her talking to her in her head, and sometimes trying to take control.
** Still in ''ComicBook/XMen'', Xavier had a copy of Magneto in his head after mind-wiping him. It later became ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', Mindf**k psychically left one to Sistah Spooky, [[spoiler:to explain that she wasn't angry about their breakup. It was supposed to activate while she was still alive, though.]][[/folder]]

* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5441465/chapters/12663329 I'll Be Home for Christmas.]]'' Jim learns about Guinan's echo (see ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' below) and recalls hearing from Spock Prime that he [[NeverFoundTheBody never found Kirk Prime's body]], and theorises that echoes can leave the Nexus for a short time before disappearing based on his own research. He combines the three and realises that the Kirk Picard met might have been just another echo, meaning that Jim and Spock may have already succeeded with Jim's plan to retrieve his counterpart, which they can now implement without worrying about changing the original timeline. [[FridgeBrilliance Essentially]], the LivingMemory would form the basis for a StableTimeLoop (or TrickedOutTime, depending on whether or not this is the first time the loop has run) - Picard enters the Nexus in the twenty-fourth century, learns about Kirk Prime's fate, joins forces with him, defeats Soran, watches Kirk Prime die, and informs Spock Prime of his passing, [[CrossThrough which provides a vector for the information to reach Jim, who pulls Kirk Prime out of the Nexus in the alternate twenty-third century]] [[TimeTravelEscape before he meets Picard and dies]] and leaves behind an echo to assist Picard, thus restarting the cycle.

* Mal in ''Film/{{Inception}}'' is literally Cobb's memory of his dead wife which has taken on a life of its own (her own?) in his dreams and any other dreams he enters. Said life generally involves sabotaging whatever Cobb's trying to do, in an attempt to make him [[spoiler: commit suicide like she did, thinking that she was still dreaming and unable to wake up. The reason this particular memory is so powerful is the guilt Cobb feels for accidentally driving his wife to suicide.]]
* In ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', an echo of Guinan is present in the Nexus, and helps Picard find Kirk so they can stop Soran from destroying an inhabited planet so he can get back to the Nexus.
* Cody, from ''Film/GhostFromTheMachine'' at least thinks the ghosts conjured by his machine are this, chewing out his neighbor for LovingAShadow after stealing it so he can coexist with his dead wife.

* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', [[spoiler:when Nick's memories are erased, his new personality is trapped rather than destroyed, and manages to partly reassert itself by sharing memories with Nicholas. Eventually, when his friends show their support, it is revealed that this was done deliberately and that by [[SecretTestOfCharacter having his friends willing to risk death to protect him but trying to convince them not to]], he passed the test to be allowed to return permanently.]]
* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** Not a character but still effectively this trope. In ''Literature/HouseOfChains'', while looking for his father Osserc, the mage L'oric is pulled into the a living memory of the Raraku desert, where Osserc is hiding. The memory goes so far back into prehistoric times that the notoriously dry Raraku is a lush swamp there.
** In ''Literature/TheCrippledGod'', [[HeroicAlbino Silchas Ruin]] stubles into a corner of the chaos between realms in which realms fold one upon another to such a degree that it leaves a stain on time itself. There he finds the reflections of gods whose mortal bodies are walking various realms. These reflections retain their originals' memories and personalities, but have taken on lives of their own, including planning to murder [[BigBad the Crippled God]] to siphon his power.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' Expanded Universe, the Jedi holocrons serve such a purpose, allowing long-dead masters to share their wisdom.
** Not quite; it's unclear what the projections really are, beyond being able to converse with people.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Ghosts are defined as echoes of a person's dying moments--they don't know they're dead because they can't realize they're dead. Harry himself gets an eyeful of this in ''Literature/BloodRites'' when [[spoiler: a meeting with his unknown half-brother results in a pre-recorded vision of his dead mother]].
** The Denarian demons work similarly to this, being [[SealedEvilInACan trapped inside their coins]] but able to grant their shape and powers to their bearer even if they don't have the actual coin. [[spoiler: More specifically, Lasciel imprints a copy of herself into Dresden's brain when he inadvertently touches her coin. Harry promptly buries her coin inside an insulating magic circle and pours concrete over it, doing his best to protect himself from its corrupting influence. She freely admits that she's not actually Lasciel, just a copy that lives in his brain, but she's still able to grant Harry several useful abilities as much as he permits her to. The copy spends years tempting him to let her out of her prison before she finally dies absorbing a psychic attack.]].
* ''Literature/{{A Tale of Time City}}'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones has the Time Ghosts, which daily re-enact emotionally-charged moments from the City's history. Due to the timey-wimey involved in the City's construction, this includes the parts of the City's history that haven't actually occurred yet.
* In ''Literature/{{Eon}}'', by Creator/GregBear, Hexamon citizens can create "partials", which are (usually shallow) copies of a personality that can act independently, for use in dangerous situations or if a person is simply not available for some reason, and which can be re-integrated into the original person's memory once their task is complete. Partials are usually aware of their nature, but aren't bothered by it (presumably because the personality they come from isn't). It's considered mildly impolite to send one when you were expected to turn up in person. Also, once a citizen has used both of their state-allocated physical incarnations, they're stored as a VirtualGhost in the City Memory, where they can still communicate with other people by digital means (and be reincarnated again if there's ever a need).
* [[Literature/MatthewSwift Robert Bakker]] is this through his former apprentice inhaling his dying breath.
* ''Literature/{{Solaris}}'' revolves around these, created by an intelligent ocean on an alien planet. Each represents someone that a specific human astronaut felt guilt towards--a child, a lover, and so on. Killing or otherwise disposing of them results in the creation of another one, which has no memory of the first one's fate.
* ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' hints at these being made by [[spoiler: the eponymous AI from various characters, including the lead. They're supposedly "perfect", as in the whole deal]]
* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'':
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', the person behind the mysterious attacks at Hogwarts turns out to be a living memory of the BigBad from when ''he'' was at school. At first, he could only communicate via the diary he was preserved in, but once he got [[spoiler: Ginny]] to trust him with enough secrets, [[EmotionEater he grew steadily more powerful]]. The entity referred to itself as an animated memory. Four books later, it turned out that the diary was one of several [[SoulJar soul-jars]] Voldemort created, although this was by far the most dangerous; however, the small but vocal part of the fandom that declared FanonDiscontinuity on the later books and ignores the SoulJar plot-point maintain the boy in the diary really was a living memory.
** The many ghosts that dwell in Hogwarts may be this as well: some characters they are souls that refused to pass on, but others (such as the notoriously cynical Professor Snape) describe them as magical "imprints" of the once-living person.
** It's never explored in much detail, but the animated portraits of deceased persons seem to work this way. They have the personality of the deceased (or at least an approximation thereof), and at least ''some'' of their memories, but it's unclear whether they have free will or the ability to truly act of their own accord. (According to AllThereInTheManual, they are only as accurate to their originals as the magician-artist's understanding of the model was.)
* Ghosts in ''Literature/{{Pact}}'' are soulless impressions of experiences of great emotion that have been left on the world, who fulfill this trope by forcing the memory of the event that created them onto others or simply playing through it over and over. You don't necessarily have to have died to generate them--at one point, Blake Thorburn, the protagonist, encounters several ghosts that ''he'' left in his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* In the works of Creator/TimPowers, particularly the novel ''Literature/ExpirationDate'', all ghosts are psychic echoes created during traumatic events. If the person survives, the ghost merges back into their psyche, but if they die, the ghost is left hanging around.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* There were a few ghosts on ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' who were like this -- the ones that made Buffy & Riley have lots of sex.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had a few of these. In the new series, Steven Moffat absolutely loves this trope, especially with CreepyChild characters.
* "Harvey", the mental clone of Scorpius inside Crichton's head (and Crichton's clone in Scorpius's head) in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* In ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', the "mind meld" Olivia and John Scott go through left traces of his memories and personality in her mind, which would occasionally surface and offer her useful information.
* From a slightly different genre: the episode "Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M." of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ted see and talk with his own subconscious in the form of his long-distance girlfriend.
* Also from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', not sure how many of these count.
** Lt. Barclay has a bizarre hobby of creating holodeck parodies of his coworkers. On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the ship's doctor does this as well.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Skin of Evil", Armus is the cast off evil of a race that has AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. As such, he is basically MadeOfEvil and stuck haunting his planet.
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe Vulcans can store their 'katra', which is a cross between mind, soul, and mystical technobabble, and one can communicate with them, although they do slowly fade.
* ''Film/TheStoneTape'' (1972). Paranormal television play whose key idea is that suitably traumatic events will be recorded and repeated by the environment witnessing it.
* An episode of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' had Sarah, hallucinating from the trauma of a gunshot wound, imagine that Kyle Reese was with her, giving her advice and helping her to stay rational.
* After Sam's soul is returned in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', he continues to see and hear Lucifer, who had used him as a vessel.
* In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Bunglay has the ability to read people's memories and create copies of living things from them. This power is often used to resurrect previously-defeated [[MonsterOfTheWeek Dethgaliens]], but it's occasionally been used to copy humans as well. The copies are not necessarily evil, but even if they believe themselves to be the real thing, they tend to play into the villain's plans anyway.

[[folder:Tabletop RPG]]
* Phantoms in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' before 3rd Edition are the soulless shells of creatures who died hideous or surprising deaths. They almost always recreate images of their death or what they were thinking most about when they died, like a 3-dimensional movie, at the same place, over and over. Variant phantoms may be sounds or smells. Technically "monsters", but without a rhyme or reason to their existence beyond accidentally scaring or warning a passer-by, and nearly indestructible (dispelled only via remove curse spell).
* Shades in ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'', they're insubstantial beings of living thought and emotion obsessed with something. [[PsychicPowers Green and Purple mages]] are the only people who can effectively communicate with them. But there are also ghosts and phantoms which actually are spirits of the restless dead.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Thanks to all the TimeTravel and Dimensional contorting, by the end of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' Serge and co. run into three ghostly doubles of the main trio from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger.''
** ...though for some reason they all appear to be significantly younger than they were in ''Trigger'', which has led some to speculate that they may not actually be related to the cast of ''Trigger'' at all beyond their visages.
* ''KingdomHearts'':
** Pretty much the entire supporting cast of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' are literal living memories of Sora's who are playing out (and being deleted) via Naminé's powers. Of special interest is [[spoiler:the Riku Replica]], a [[ArtificialHuman creation of Vexen's]] who is identical to [[spoiler:Riku]] (albeit with more access to dark powers) and survives the end of the story in a gag (manga exclusive) ending.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', [[spoiler:Xion is a clone of Sora made ''entirely'' out of memories.]]
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', the characters native to the Worlds of Sleep are echoes of people who once lived in the Worlds of Sleep, even if they left those worlds before they fell into darkness. This leads to some confusion when Sora meets a Donald, Mickey, and Goofy who don't remember him. [[spoiler: The BigBad uses this to his advantage, confusing Sora and Riku about his true plan which involves [[AssimilationPlot making real copies of himself]].]]
*** Also of note, [[spoiler:everyone from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' except for Joshua is this. Joshua explains that after their world fell to the Heartless, he journeyed to Traverse Town and put his friends back together with "piece of their dreams."]] This revelation helps Riku to figure out the Big Bad's plan before it's too late.
* The above picture is aptly named "Memory of Alessa", a boss in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. She tries to kill Heather, who is basically her reincarnation, in order to help her avoid the pain and horror of birthing an EldritchAbomination.
** Also, [[spoiler: Harry Mason]] in ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' is (arguably) one of these.
* In the first 4 .Hack games, scenes from the anime series .hack//Sign can be witnessed by visiting the frequent hangout, Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground, at certain points in the storyline. They're described in a similar manner to LivingMemory. At the end of the game, [[spoiler:AI Subaru, AI Tsukasa, and AI Sora]] will join the party. They are noticeably out of place chronologically in their behavior, and players familiar with other aspects of the .Hack Universe will know there's no possible way it's the real versions, who are still alive but simply not playing The World.
** It can also be seen in the G.U. series with Azure Kite, Balmung, and Orca, who are recreated versions of heroes from the first series integrated into the system to find bugs and glitches. They lack personality of the originals, however.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the [[CallARabbitASmeerp pyreflies]] create this sort of effect on [[TheLifestream the Farplane]].
** It's not entirely clear whether these are the actual ghosts or what exactly. They don't talk and just kind of stand there. Only the dead (but not the Unsent) appear on the Farplane (Tidus is able to see his mom but not his dad when they first visit in the game).
** Also, In ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Lucretia's memories are stored as data inside Shelke.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Most smart [=AI=]s are [[BrainUploading created from the brains]] of dead people (as the process usually destroys the brain), but Cortana is the product of a cloned mind rather than a dead one. She and her creator, Dr. Halsey, often share many of the same attributes and opinions, especially regarding Master Chief John-117.
** Forerunner AI [[spoiler:343 Guilty Spark]] was copied off the mind of [[spoiler:a prehistoric human named Chakas, plus some other ones]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'': [[spoiler:spoiler:The Librarian]] may have been dead for 100,000 years, but she left helpful imprints of herself on Requiem.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Wrath of the Lich King'' Argent Confessor Paletress summons a "memory" of an enemy the players previously defeated.[[labelnote:Examples]] This includes Edwin VanCleef, Lady Vashj, Onyxia, [[MemeticBadass Hogger]], Archimonde, and Illidan Stormrage.[[/labelnote]] The spell description for her ability implies these are the player's darkest memories, though they are nowhere near as strong as when previously faced.
** In ''Legion'' the ruined eredar capital of Mac'aree was abandoned after the majority of their race joined the Legion. Memories of the eredar who lived during that fateful time manifest as spirits that repeat the same events over and over again. Interestingly this includes not only those who died but many characters who are still alive.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', [[spoiler:Nero and Blanck]] end up as this in a DLC quest. Though they died in the main story, [[spoiler:they appear after the final boss battle as mirages to help Red escape and]] they are eventually revealed to still be "alive" in Red's mind. [[spoiler:Merveille even suggests that she will be able to create bodies for them to live in.]]
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'', Jonathan fights the Whip's Memory which takes the form of [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood Richter Belmont]]]] to unlock the Vampire Killer's true power.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', [[spoiler: the main characters are all Living Memories, dream spirits of their true forms that were defeated by the Dread Fiend Murdaw. Once they realise this, they have to find their true selves, which in one case was turned to stone, and in the case of the Hero, is running around just as amnesiac as his dream-self was at the start.]] In addition, [[spoiler: nearly everyone]] seem to have [[spoiler:dream-world versions of themselves, which can manifest as ideal versions, painful fears, or even dreams of the past, returning to haunt them]].

* Brain Ghost Dirk in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The ''Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection'' trilogy focuses on the Alpha [=AI=], a smart [=AI=] created from the brain of the Director of Project Freelancer, in the same vein as those featured in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (see above example). Because of the various experiments in torture performed on it, the Alpha was forced to separate its worst memories from itself, creating yet another [=AI=] that contains all of the Director's ''and'' the Alpha's most anguished memories. Meanwhile, the Alpha (who caused IdentityAmnesia through its actions) ended up reliving much of the same life events (read: failures, most notably the frustration generated by pursuing a lost love) that defined the Director's life. The final series in the trilogy, ''Revelation'', reveals that [[spoiler:this process is a cycle, wherein the new [=AI=] will follow in the Alpha's footsteps and eventually fragment off those memories into yet another [=AI=], which will fragment the memories again into another [=AI=], ad nauseum. The Epsilon [=AI=], the last in the chain thus far, believes it has finally figured out how to break the cycle.]]
** Not quite. WordOfGod confirms that all on-screen events, with the exception of the Blood Gulch sequences in season 9, are real. The recursive cycle only occurs within the memory storage unit while Epsilon searches for Tex, who is also trapped somewhere inside it. Also, since the cycle of events begins well after Epsilon fragmented from Alpha, further fragmentation is not part of the process.
** After the events of up to Season 10, Epsilon developed a habit of simulating the other Alpha fragments from his own memories of them, long after the original fragments are destroyed. He splits up different tasks between them during battle. Though they act more or less the same as their original counterparts, they are aware of just being Epsilon's memories, as the second Delta is quick to remind Epsilon of. [[spoiler:In the Season 13 finale, Epsilon concludes that he doesn't have the processing power to help his friends out of a tight spot, and decides that his main "Church" self is just holding him back too much. [[DeathOfPersonality He intends to erase this main self]] and [[HeroicSacrifice give his memory buddies enough strength to save the day for him.]]]]

* The past avatars in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are Living Memories to their future incarnations, and when the current avatar dies they join the ranks of past avatars. Since the avatar is continually {{Reincarnat|ion}}ed, there are hundreds if not thousands of past lives the living avatar can call upon for advice and to draw upon during the [[SuperMode Avatar State]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} In the episode "Superhell!" all of the inmates worst memories come to life during the climax to help destroy Superhell.