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* ''Series/TheILand'': The people on the island are all shocked when they discover their past crimes with the exception of [[spoiler:Brody, who was killed off before he could find out. Considering he fell right back into his old habits even after the memory wipe, it's likely he wouldn't have cared anyway.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': [[spoiler:The main Crystal Gems, and villain Spinel,]] are hit by a weapon that causes IdentityAmnesia by reverting them back to their personalities when they first formed. All of them behave like this, but none more so than [[spoiler:Spinel, who is ''much'' more cheerful and happy while rejuvenated]].


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AQGo-PTXU This video]] features the RealLife (or so it claims) a girl who woke up in a hospital having lost her memory in a car accident... and when she got home, was horrified to discover she was an AlphaBitch.

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* [[https://www.The ''WebAnimation/MyStoryAnimated'' video "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AQGo-PTXU This video]] I Lost My Memory And Was Shocked When I Found Who I am]]" features the RealLife (or so it claims) story of a girl who woke up in a hospital having lost her memory in a car accident... and when she got home, was horrified to discover she was an AlphaBitch.


* In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', when Lucy loses her memories, she goes from being a violent mass murderer to an innocent, harmless ad ''extremely'' [[ManChild child-like]] Nyu.

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* In ''Manga/ElfenLied'', when Lucy loses her memories, she goes from being a violent mass murderer to an innocent, harmless ad and ''extremely'' [[ManChild child-like]] Nyu.

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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Florence Nightingale first appears as an NPC in Prison Tower event as an amnesiac, gentle CoolBigSis who strictly non-combatant. When she appears in-story chapter with her memory intact, Nightingale is an extremely hot-headed, passionate, somewhat violent CombatMedic who threatens even her patients at gunpoint if they resist treatments. The only thing that both versions of Nightingale share is [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect their tendency to gravitate tortured soldiers in the battlefield toward them]], for no matter what personality she has, she's still Florence Nightingale - the Angel of Mercy.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AQGo-PTXU This video]] features a girl who woke up in a hospital having lost her memory in a car accident... and when she got home, was horrified to discover she was an AlphaBitch.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AQGo-PTXU This video]] features the RealLife (or so it claims) a girl who woke up in a hospital having lost her memory in a car accident... and when she got home, was horrified to discover she was an AlphaBitch.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AQGo-PTXU This video]] features a girl who woke up in a hospital having lost her memory in a car accident... and when she got home, was horrified to discover she was an AlphaBitch.


** [[spoiler:Jellal]] gets called out for all his past crimes by Erza during the Oracion Seis arc when she's trying to prove she's not going to fall for his tricks again and buy his lie about having amnesia. Except he really does have amnesia, and since neither of them know that [[spoiler:he was brainwashed into committing those crimes]], and he's actually a good person at heart he's horrified to learn what kind of a person he was.

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** [[spoiler:Jellal]] gets called out for all his past crimes by Erza during the Oracion Seis arc when she's trying to prove she's not going to fall for his tricks again and buy his lie about having amnesia. Except he really does have amnesia, and since neither of them know that [[spoiler:he was brainwashed into committing those crimes]], and he's actually a good person at heart he's horrified to learn what kind of a person he was. [[spoiler:He slowly regains his memories over the seven-year {{Timeskip}} Erza spends trapped in suspended animation, including the memories of his brainwashed days, but he still remains a good guy.]]


* Becomes a DiscussedTrope in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1''. Neptune is fully aware that she could only form her band of TrueCompanions due to her amnesia, and while she "knows" who she is, having her memory restored would mean recalling ''centuries'' of murderous resentment towards her closest friends. [[spoiler: For this reason, she refuses to have her memory restored, much preferring the life and memories she's already made.]]

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* Becomes a DiscussedTrope [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and DefiedTrope in ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1''. Neptune is fully aware that she could only form her band of TrueCompanions due to her amnesia, and while she "knows" who she truly is, having her memory memories restored would mean recalling ''centuries'' ''milennia'' of murderous resentment towards her now closest friends. [[spoiler: For this reason, she refuses to have her memory restored, much preferring the life and memories she's already made.]]


* Played with in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Frame of Mind": Commander Riker finds himself in an alien BedlamHouse. The wardens tell him that he has gone crazy and has brutally stabbed another person to death. But Riker doesn't remember having ever done this, and is of course reacting quite aghast. (It is even implied that he never was the respected Starfleet officer he considers himself, and any memories of his time on the ''Enterprise'' are just part of his delusion.) [[spoiler:In the end, all this turns out to be just an elaborate ruse by the aliens, as an attempt to extract information from the mind of the Starfleet officer, with Riker protecting himself by focusing on his own memory of a play he was taking part in before thismission.]]

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* Played with in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Frame of Mind": Commander Riker finds himself in an alien BedlamHouse. The wardens tell him that he has gone crazy and has brutally stabbed another person to death. But Riker doesn't remember having ever done this, and is of course reacting quite aghast. (It is even implied that he never was the respected Starfleet officer he considers himself, and any memories of his time on the ''Enterprise'' are just part of his delusion.) [[spoiler:In the end, all this turns out to be just an elaborate ruse by the aliens, as an attempt to extract information from the mind of the Starfleet officer, with Riker protecting himself by focusing on his own memory of a play he was taking part in before thismission.this mission.]]


* Played with in ''Manga/DragonBall''. About halfway into the story, Goku's brother Raditz shows up from outer space to reveal that he isn't a human with ridiculous strength, a monkey tail, and the ability to turn into a giant ape, but instead an alien sent to destroy Earth and part of a ruthless warrior race. Raditz tries to convince him of this by kidnapping his only son and demanding Goku pile up 100 dead Earthling, but it doesn't fly because Goku got his amnesia as an infant and thus doesn't remember his prior wilder side in the first place. It isn't until Namek that Goku acknowledges his Saiyan brethren in a positive light, by honoring the fallen Vegeta and representing his race by fighting their tyrannical oppressor, Frieza.

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* Played with in ''Manga/DragonBall''. About halfway into ''Franchise/DragonBall''. From all the story, Goku's brother Raditz shows up from outer space to reveal adventures the main characters had in [[Manga/DragonBall the first series]], everyone thought that he isn't our main hero Goku was just a human with ridiculous strength, a monkey tail, and the ability to turn into a giant ape, ape. Just a coincidence right? Wrong! In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Goku's long-lost brother, Raditz, shows up from outer space to reveal that he isn't human, but instead an alien sent to destroy Earth and part of from a ruthless warrior race.race sent to destroy every life on Earth. Raditz tries to convince him of this by kidnapping his only son and demanding Goku pile up 100 dead Earthling, but it doesn't fly because Goku got his amnesia as an infant and thus doesn't remember his prior wilder side in the first place. It isn't until the Namek Saga that Goku acknowledges his Saiyan brethren in a positive light, by honoring the fallen Vegeta and representing his race by fighting their tyrannical oppressor, Frieza.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In "Damnesia", Norbert loses his memory, and finds a video tape [[CrazyPrepared he made for just such an occasion]]. It consists of old home movies spliced together, which mostly consist of Norbert pranking and tormenting his little brother Dagget. Norbert [[JerkassRealization is horrified to see that he was so obnoxious]], and resolves to be a better person... which [[StatusQuoIsGod doesn't last]], mostly because Dagget [[WeWantOurJerkBack starts to miss the old Norbert]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': In "Damnesia", Norbert loses his memory, and finds a video tape [[CrazyPrepared he made for just such an occasion]]. It consists of old home movies spliced together, which mostly consist of Norbert pranking and tormenting his little brother Dagget. Norbert (or "Troy", as he starts calling himself) [[JerkassRealization is horrified to see that he was so obnoxious]], and resolves to be a better person... which [[StatusQuoIsGod doesn't last]], mostly because Dagget [[WeWantOurJerkBack starts to miss the old Norbert]].


* In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play ''Master'', the Master is given 10 years of an amnesia-induced normal life if the Doctor agrees to kill him at the end of it. Things get complicated to where the Master has to decide whether to become evil again for the right reasons, or to stay who he is for the wrong reasons.
** Also happens in the audio drama ''The Holy Terror'': [[spoiler: when Eugene Tacitus remembers that he killed his own son and that the entire fictional world he lives in is designed to torture him for it, he is so overcome with guilt that, despite the Doctor's pleas, he makes the CreepyChild that represents his son stab him with the knife he was going to use to kill it]].

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In the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play ''Master'', the Master is given 10 years of an amnesia-induced normal life if the Doctor agrees to kill him at the end of it. Things get complicated to where the Master has to decide whether to become evil again for the right reasons, or to stay who he is for the wrong reasons.
** Also happens in the audio drama ''The Holy Terror'': [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:When Eugene Tacitus remembers that he killed his own son and that the entire fictional world he lives in is designed to torture him for it, he is so overcome with guilt that, despite the Doctor's pleas, he makes the CreepyChild that represents his son stab him with the knife he was going to use to kill it]].



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* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'': The [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]], [[RunningGag amnesia-prone as he is]], runs into this problem in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' after a particularly [[TraumaInducedAmnesia nasty]] and [[MythArc long-lasting]] bout. It's brought up near the end of the series's run by his companion Fitz that perhaps he remembers much more than he lets on, but doesn't want to accept [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed the implications of the cause of his amnesia]]. Later, he would turn down multiple offers to restore his memories, to the point it became quite suspicious. [[spoiler:Turns out, the first time he destroyed Gallifrey, he uploaded its population into the Matrix, which he placed into his own head, causing the multiple memory shorts. Restoring his mind would have doomed the Time Lords.]]

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* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'': ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: The [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]], Doctor, [[RunningGag amnesia-prone as he is]], runs into this problem in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' after a particularly [[TraumaInducedAmnesia nasty]] and [[MythArc long-lasting]] bout. It's brought up near the end of the series's run by his companion Fitz that perhaps he remembers much more than he lets on, but doesn't want to accept [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed the implications of the cause of his amnesia]]. Later, he would turn down multiple offers to restore his memories, to the point it became quite suspicious. [[spoiler:Turns out, the first time he destroyed Gallifrey, he uploaded its population into the Matrix, which he placed into his own head, causing the multiple memory shorts. Restoring his mind would have doomed the Time Lords.]]



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* ''Le voyageur sans bagage'' (''Traveler without luggage'') is a Jean Anouilh play about a thoughtful, peaceful man who lost his memory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and spent years in a psychiatric institution, oblivious to his identity. When his true family comes to reclaim him, he discovers that their missing son was a violent, borderline sociopathic egotist. Soon, though, the evidence that this man was him is undeniable. [[spoiler: Disgusted, he denies it anyway, lying in order to leave with another, much nicer family he met earlier in the play.]]

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* ''Le voyageur sans bagage'' (''Traveler without luggage'') is a Jean Anouilh play about a thoughtful, peaceful man who lost his memory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and spent years in a psychiatric institution, oblivious to his identity. When his true family comes to reclaim him, he discovers that their missing son was a violent, borderline sociopathic egotist. Soon, though, the evidence that this man was him is undeniable. [[spoiler: Disgusted, he denies it anyway, lying in order to leave with another, much nicer family he met earlier in the play.]]
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* ''Le voyageur sans bagage'' (''Traveler without luggage'') is a Jean Anouilh play about a thoughtful, peaceful man who lost his memory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and spent years in a psychiatric institution, oblivious to his identity. When his true family comes to reclaim him, he discovers that their missing son was a violent, borderline sociopathic egotist. Soon, though, the evidence that this man was him is undeniable. [[spoiler: Disgusted, he denies it anyway, lying in order to leave with another, much nicer family he met earlier in the play.]]


* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW'': When [[spoiler: Doctor Eggman]] appears in Issue 5, he's suffering from [[IdentityAmnesia total amnesia]], with no knowledge of his past deeds. He's also lacking in his past ambitions, instead being a helpful neighbor and mechanic to the village which takes him in. However, it's [[AmbiguousSituation left unclear if he's really amnesic, or just faking it]].

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW'': When [[spoiler: Doctor Eggman]] appears in Issue 5, #5, he's suffering from [[IdentityAmnesia total amnesia]], with no knowledge of his past deeds. He's also lacking in his past ambitions, instead being a helpful neighbor and mechanic to the village which takes him in. However, it's [[AmbiguousSituation left unclear if he's really amnesic, or just faking it]]. [[spoiler: Issue #11 reveals that it's legitimate, as shown by his terror at [[MadScientist Doctor Starline's]] promise to restore his old persona, which he succeeds in doing during the following issue.]]


* ''TableTopGames/MagicTheGathering'': Jace Beleren spends a lot of the Ixalan Storyline having lost his memories [[spoiler: after the Gatewatch's defeat by Nicol Bolas in ''Hour Of Devastation'']], and winds up being a great deal more open, innocent, and friendly than his usual brooding and guarded ByronicHero personality, possibly due to forgetting about his DarkAndTroubledPast. However, unlike most examples, he decides to keep his new personality after getting his memories back. Instead, his expieriences on Ixalan led him to decide not to let his past shape him any longer.

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* ''TableTopGames/MagicTheGathering'': ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Jace Beleren spends a lot of the Ixalan Storyline having lost his memories [[spoiler: after the Gatewatch's defeat by Nicol Bolas in ''Hour Of Devastation'']], and winds up being a great deal more open, innocent, and friendly than his usual brooding and guarded ByronicHero personality, possibly due to forgetting about his DarkAndTroubledPast. However, unlike most examples, he decides to keep his new personality after getting his memories back. Instead, his expieriences on Ixalan led him to decide not to let his past shape him any longer.

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