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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Foxfire}}''. Since Li's amnesia made him less angry and more friendlier, he has more friends and allies. On the other hand, Li nearly suffocates to death when Katara encases his head in ice blocking his airways. Katara did it to buy herself time, knowing that Zuko would melt it. However Li couldn't. More subtly, lacking Zuko's memories and experiences through trauma makes Li much more vulnerable emotionally as he's re-experiencing past trauma and living through new trauma for the first time without any of his coping mechanisms.


* Happens to TekkamanBlade as his memories start to get damaged as a result of the Blaster transformation. He knows his powers, but forgets how to use them properly. Specifically that his Transformation Crystal was broken and incorperated into his robot Pegas instead, and Pegas lacks the intelligence to realize the problem, simply asking him over and over why he isn't transforming. Eventually Aki shows up and manually triggers Pegas's function and he he's retaught how to use it afterwards.

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* Happens to TekkamanBlade ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' as his memories start to get damaged as a result of the Blaster transformation. He knows his powers, but forgets how to use them properly. Specifically that his Transformation Crystal was broken and incorperated into his robot Pegas instead, and Pegas lacks the intelligence to realize the problem, simply asking him over and over why he isn't transforming. Eventually Aki shows up and manually triggers Pegas's function and he he's retaught how to use it afterwards.


* A mid-80's Cocoa Puffs ad campaign guest-starred {{Popeye}} with the cereal's mascot Sonny the Cuckoo Bird. Popeye is trying to help Sonny escape the kids who constantly amuse themselves by tempting him to cave in to his Cocoa Puffs addiction. Popeye's ship runs aground and he gets hit on the head, forgetting all about spinach! Kids were asked to write in to remind Popeye of his secret weapon. Naturally, the sailor eventually remembers, but [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop even spinach isn't strong enough to fight the addictive power of Cocoa Puffs!]]

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* A mid-80's Cocoa Puffs ad campaign guest-starred {{Popeye}} Franchise/{{Popeye}} with the cereal's mascot Sonny the Cuckoo Bird. Popeye is trying to help Sonny escape the kids who constantly amuse themselves by tempting him to cave in to his Cocoa Puffs addiction. Popeye's ship runs aground and he gets hit on the head, forgetting all about spinach! Kids were asked to write in to remind Popeye of his secret weapon. Naturally, the sailor eventually remembers, but [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop even spinach isn't strong enough to fight the addictive power of Cocoa Puffs!]]


** This is the main threat of [[spoiler:the Silents: you can only remember them when you're actually looking at them. As soon as you've looked away for even a couple of seconds, you forget what you saw.]]

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** This is the main threat of [[spoiler:the Silents: Silence: you can only remember them when you're actually looking at them. As soon as you've looked away for even a couple of seconds, you forget what you saw.]]


** In "Conundrum", the entire crew of the Enterprise have their memories erased by aliens, in order to trick them into attacking the aliens' enemies.
** In "Thine Own Self", Data wanders into a village on a primitive planet, with no knowledge of who or what he is, bearing a case full of radioactive metal fragments; not knowing the danger, he sells the fragments to the local blacksmith.
** In "Clues", the crew of the Enterprise discovers evidence that their memories and records have been tampered with and backtracks...[[AmnesiaLoop only to discover that one of the things they've forgotten is that they had]] ''[[AmnesiaLoop agreed]]'' [[AmnesiaLoop to having their minds wiped in the first place]].

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** In "Conundrum", "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E14Conundrum Conundrum]]", the entire crew of the Enterprise have their memories erased by aliens, in order to trick them into attacking the aliens' enemies.
** In "Thine "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E15ThineOwnSelf Thine Own Self", Self]]", Data wanders into a village on a primitive planet, with no knowledge of who or what he is, bearing a case full of radioactive metal fragments; not knowing the danger, he sells the fragments to the local blacksmith.
** In "Clues", "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E14Clues Clues]]", the crew of the Enterprise discovers evidence that their memories and records have been tampered with and backtracks...[[AmnesiaLoop only to discover that one of the things they've forgotten is that they had]] ''[[AmnesiaLoop agreed]]'' [[AmnesiaLoop to having their minds wiped in the first place]].


* Happens a lot on ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' with the character Walter Bishop, who can't remember science experiments he conducted before entering a mental hospital. Often this information is vital to the case they are trying to solve.

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* Happens a lot on ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' with the character Walter Bishop, who can't remember science experiments he conducted before entering a mental hospital. Often Often, this information is vital to the case they are trying to solve.



** Specifically, an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, so the government asks Super to destroy it. He ends up flying at it with high speed and slams into the rock. While the asteroid is destroyed, Supes is thrown to the ground and loses his memories from the impact. So when it turns out a large enough piece of the asteroid is still on a collision course, Superman is nowhere to be found, only an amnesiac Clark whom his parents try to convince is Superman (by hitting him with a baseball bat and throwing him off the roof). Unfortunately, Supes has [[RememberedICouldFly forgotten how to use his powers]] until the very end of the episode, when he flies up and gently pushes the piece of the asteroid away.

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** Specifically, an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth, so the government asks Super Superman to destroy it. He ends up flying at it with at high speed and slams into the rock. While the asteroid is destroyed, Supes is thrown to the ground and loses his memories from the impact. So when it turns out a large enough piece of the asteroid is still on a collision course, Superman is nowhere to be found, only an amnesiac Clark whom his parents try to convince is Superman (by hitting him with a baseball bat and throwing him off the roof). Unfortunately, Supes has [[RememberedICouldFly forgotten how to use his powers]] until the very end of the episode, when he flies up and gently pushes the piece of the asteroid away.


* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has an example where a character thinks this is the case, but it actually isn't. Terra of the Left notes that Touma isn't using the full potential of Imagine Breaker, and correctly deduces that he has amnesia. However, the little that is shown of Touma before the amnesia indicates that he still didn't fully understand his power.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has an example where a character thinks this is the case, but it actually isn't. Terra of the Left notes that Touma isn't using the full potential of Imagine Breaker, and correctly deduces that he has amnesia. However, the little that is shown of Touma before the amnesia indicates that he still didn't fully understand his power.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the Slaughterhouse Nine creates a plague that inflicts prosopagnosia[[note]]inability to recognize faces[[/note]] on the people infected. Skitter, the protagonist, is attempting to find and kill the last surviving members of the Nine after she and the Protectorate have managed to eliminate or neutralize the others, before the plague hits and they all end up fighting one another. It's at that point that she runs into a handsome older white man and a prepubescent girl, whom she believes to be her teammates Grue and Tattletale. As the readers know but Skitter doesn't, the real Grue is black and both he and Tattletale are teenagers. The fake Grue is actually [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] and the fake Tattletale is [[spoiler:Bonesaw herself]].


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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the Slaughterhouse Nine creates a plague that inflicts prosopagnosia[[note]]inability to recognize faces[[/note]] on the people infected. Skitter, the protagonist, is attempting to find and kill the last surviving members of the Nine after she and the Protectorate have managed to eliminate or neutralize the others, before the plague hits and they all end up fighting one another. It's at that point that she runs into a handsome older white man and a prepubescent girl, whom she believes to be her teammates Grue and Tattletale. As the readers know but Skitter doesn't, the real Grue is black and both he and Tattletale are teenagers. The fake Grue is actually [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] and the fake Tattletale is [[spoiler:Bonesaw herself]].
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Prue becomes a teenager and loses her memories in "Be Careful What You Witch For", getting her in trouble with an evil dragon warlock. Piper loses her memories in "Valhalley of the Dolls", causing explosions galore. Leo loses his memories in "The Seven Year Witch", making it almost impossible to make his way home and return to Piper and his sons.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'':
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Prue becomes a teenager and loses her memories in "Be Careful What You Witch For", getting her in trouble with an evil dragon warlock. warlock.
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Piper loses her memories in "Valhalley of the Dolls", causing explosions galore. galore.
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Leo loses his memories in "The Seven Year Witch", making it almost impossible to make his way home and return to Piper and his sons.


* Comicbook/MsMarvel's origin involved the character not knowing she was a superhero and having blackout spells whenever the titular character would go out and do some superheroin', but was "just an ordinary woman" when she wasn't. Similar to Harry and ComicBook/NormanOsborn in the ''Spider-Man'' comics not knowing they were Green Goblin from time to time.



* In one ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' story, Jonah is buried by a rockslide while dressed in the clothes of a preacher. Digging himself out, he cannot remember who he is. Finding a letter addressed to the preacher in his pocket, he assumes that he is the preacher and takes the preacher's new posting as an army chaplain.


* Used in an episode of ''Series/MyHero'' in which Thermoman, whose powers include erasing people's memories, inadvertently erases his own memory of being Thermoman. This, of course, conincides with the discovery of a giant meteor hurtling towards the Earth.

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* Used in an episode of ''Series/MyHero'' in which Thermoman, whose powers include erasing people's memories, inadvertently erases his own memory of being Thermoman. This, of course, conincides coincides with the discovery of a giant meteor hurtling towards the Earth.

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* During the Polybius review by the WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd, The Nerd finds video footage of himself locking... well, himself inside of the warehouse he is in. It's very clear that he didn't do so under his own will, but worse yet, he locked himself in with a combination lock and doesn't know what word he chose. He even admits trying all the words he would commonly use, indicating that whatever he chose when he did this is something he doesn't know.


* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the Slaughterhouse Nine creates a plague that inflicts prosopagnosia[[note]]inability to recognize faces[[/note]] on the people infected. Skitter, the protagonist, is attempting to find and kill the last surviving members of the Nine after she and the Protectorate have managed to eliminate or neutralize the others, before the plague hits and they all end up fighting one another. It's at that point that she runs into a handsome older white man and a prepubescent girl, whom she believes to be her teammates Grue and Tattletale. As the readers know but Skitter doesn't, the real Grue is black and both he and Tattletale are teenagers. The fake Grue is actually [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] and the fake Tattletale is [[spoiler:Bonesaw herself]].



** This is the main threat of [[spoiler:the Silence: you can only remember them when you're actually looking at them. As soon as you've looked away for even a couple of seconds, you forget what you saw.]]

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** This is the main threat of [[spoiler:the Silence: Silents: you can only remember them when you're actually looking at them. As soon as you've looked away for even a couple of seconds, you forget what you saw.]]



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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the Slaughterhouse Nine creates a plague that inflicts retrogade amnesia on the people infected. Skitter, the protagonist, is attempting to find and kill the last surviving members of the Nine after she and the Protectorate have managed to eliminate or neutralize the others, before the plague hits and they all end up fighting one another. It's at that point that she runs into Grue and Tattletale, her teammates, a handsome, older white man and a prepubescent girl. Except that, as the readers know but Taylor can't remember, Grue is black and both he and Tattletale are her age. Skitter's actually found Jack Slash and Bonesaw.

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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Bonesaw of the Slaughterhouse Nine creates a plague that inflicts retrogade amnesia on the people infected. Skitter, the protagonist, is attempting to find and kill the last surviving members of the Nine after she and the Protectorate have managed to eliminate or neutralize the others, before the plague hits and they all end up fighting one another. It's at that point that she runs into Grue and Tattletale, her teammates, a handsome, older white man and a prepubescent girl. Except that, as the readers know but Taylor can't remember, Grue is black and both he and Tattletale are her age. Skitter's actually found Jack Slash and Bonesaw.
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* Occurs in at least three ''Series/MacGyver'' episodes, where Mac loses his memory due to being drugged, shot in the head, etc.

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* Occurs in at least three ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episodes, where Mac loses his memory due to being drugged, shot in the head, etc.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has an example where a character thinks this is the case, but it actually isn't. Terra of the Left notes that Touma isn't using the full potential of Imagine Breaker, and correctly deduces that he has amnesia. However, the little that is shown of Touma before the amnesia indicates that he still didn't fully understand his power.


* Considering the sheer amounts of experience the protagonist from ''PlanescapeTorment'' would have had were it not for his amnesia, the entire game could be considered an example of the trope, especially seeing that [[spoiler: you start in the room with the entrance to TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.]]

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* Considering the sheer amounts of experience the protagonist from ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' would have had were it not for his amnesia, the entire game could be considered an example of the trope, especially seeing that [[spoiler: you start in the room with the entrance to TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.]]

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