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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], a man named Jackson Lake became [[TitleDrop the next Doctor]] [[spoiler:when a gadget called an "infostamp" backfired and disgorged its contents into his mind. He also watched as the Cybermen killed his wife and kidnap his son. His already-broken mind readily accepted the information.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], a man named Jackson Lake became [[TitleDrop the next Doctor]] [[spoiler:when a gadget called an "infostamp" backfired and disgorged its contents into his mind. He also watched as the Cybermen killed kill his wife and kidnap his son. His already-broken mind readily accepted the information.]]


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* Sharon "Athena" Valerii still had all of the memories of Sharon "Boomer" Valerii up to a certain point in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. This goes true for other Cylon models as well, but the Eights are the only model who we have seen sharing memories. Another Eight does it again in 'The Hub'.



* Sharon "Athena" Valerii still had all of the memories of Sharon "Boomer" Valerii up to a certain point in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. This goes true for other Cylon models as well, but the Eights are the only model who we have seen sharing memories. Another Eight does it again in 'The Hub'.

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* Sharon "Athena" Valerii still had all of ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]], a man named Jackson Lake became [[TitleDrop the memories of Sharon "Boomer" Valerii up to next Doctor]] [[spoiler:when a certain point in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. This goes true for other Cylon models gadget called an "infostamp" backfired and disgorged its contents into his mind. He also watched as well, but the Eights are Cybermen killed his wife and kidnap his son. His already-broken mind readily accepted the only model who we have seen sharing memories. Another Eight does it again in 'The Hub'.information.]]



* ''Series/{{Proof}}'':
** In "Memento Vivere", three comatose patients in one hospital ward suddenly flatline all at the same time, just as another patient in the same room regains consciousness. She cannot recall anything about herself, but mysteriously has the memories of the other three patients who died.
** In "Reborn", a woman claims that her son Matthew, who has been dead for 8 years, was somehow reincarnated as Kyle, another woman's child. Both boys were piano prodigies, who exhibited the same tics while playing the piano, had the same favorite piece, and had the same extremely rare heart condition. A recurring dream Kyle had also happened to match an event in Matthew's early childhood.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasEpisode, "The Next Doctor," a man named Jackson Lake became [[TitleDrop the next Doctor]] [[spoiler: when a gadget called an "infostamp" backfired and disgorged its contents into his mind. He also watched as the Cybermen killed his wife and kidnapped his son. His already-broken mind readily accepted the information]].
* ''Series/{{Proof}}'':
** In "Memento Vivere," three comatose patients in one hospital ward suddenly flatline all at the same time, just as another patient in the same room regains consciousness. She cannot recall anything about herself, but mysteriously has the memories of the other three patients who died.
** In "Reborn," a woman claims that her son Matthew, who has been dead for 8 years, was somehow reincarnated as Kyle, another woman's child. Both boys were piano prodigies, who exhibited the same tics while playing the piano, had the same favorite piece, and had the same extremely rare heart condition. A recurring dream Kyle had also happened to match an event in Matthew's early childhood.



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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': some of the more ancient wargear available to humans and Eldar can retain a "ghost" of previous users' experiences. This tends to go badly when the equipmet is wired directly into the user's brain, such as Titans, or a previous user turned to Chaos.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': some of the more ancient wargear available to humans and Eldar can retain a "ghost" of previous users' experiences. This tends to go badly when the equipmet equipment is wired directly into the user's brain, such as Titans, or a previous user turned to Chaos.
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* In ''ComicBook/XForce'', ComicBook/{{Sunspot}} is telepathically possessed by the villain Reignfire. Team leader ComicBook/{{Cable}} uses his own telepathy to sever the connection, but in the process leaves some of his memories in Sunspot's head. This teaches Sunspot how to speak Askani, and sometimes he subconsciously acts on the memories that aren't his (such as humming a melody that Cable learned in his youth).


* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater, The Sorrow was a telepath who would channel the spirits of dead soldiers to imbue himself with combat prowess.

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* In VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', The Sorrow was a telepath who would channel the spirits of dead soldiers to imbue himself with combat prowess.



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* In ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera'', the main character can use [[MentalTimeTravel merecasters]] to change the pasts of others, causing a RetGone of a number of things. People whose memories (and past) you alter will remember [[RippleEffectProofMemory both the original timeline]] and their new timeline at the same time, often causing no small amount of confusion. Matkina, whose original timeline gave her LaserGuidedAmnesia, gets the Ghost Memory of amnesia about things she now remembers fully due to you altering the past.



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* ''Literature/TheCityAndTheDungeon'': Using a skill from a skillstone feels like reliving memories you've never had; you have a vague recollection of past mistakes and how to avoid them. Spellstones don't have the same feeling, which Xavier theorizes is because no one outside the Dungeon has ever cast a spell, so spellstones are only giving the most basic knowledge.


* In one ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, they visit the [[ProudMerchantRaceGuy Iskoort]], who have a booming trade where people have their memories copied and then sold to others for entertainment. They use the money from selling their own memories to fund everything they need (helped by the fact that Erek, who has [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld several millennia]] worth, is with them). This technology also proves valuable in finally defeating the Howlers and striking a major blow against [[CosmicHorror Crayak]].
** The [[OmnicidalManiac Howlers]] themselves have a collective memory shared by the entire species. The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] also gain memories from anyone they infest.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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In one ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' one book, they visit the [[ProudMerchantRaceGuy Iskoort]], who have a booming trade where people have their memories copied and then sold to others for entertainment. They use the money from selling their own memories to fund everything they need (helped by the fact that Erek, who has [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld several millennia]] worth, is with them). This technology also proves valuable in finally defeating the Howlers and striking a major blow against [[CosmicHorror Crayak]].
** The [[OmnicidalManiac Howlers]] themselves have a collective memory shared by the entire species. The [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] also gain memories from anyone they infest. \n It turns out the reverse is true as well: one Yeerk died in the host's brain, and thus his own memories overlap with the Yeerk's.
** The Arn have mastered genetic manipulation to the point where they can keep someone's memories in a flask and transfer it to someone else, who then has not just memories but the actual personality in their body.


* In the ''Franchies/MassEffect'' fic ''Fanfic/Project Delta'', Jane is implanted with some augments on which the past cycles worked like on the Crucible. She somehow gets the pain and vague memories of all the past augmented.

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* In the ''Franchies/MassEffect'' fic ''Fanfic/Project Delta'', ''Fanfic/ProjectDelta'', Jane is implanted with some augments on which the past cycles worked like on the Crucible. She somehow gets the pain and vague memories of all the past augmented.



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* In the ''Franchies/MassEffect'' fic ''Fanfic/Project Delta'', Jane is implanted with some augments on which the past cycles worked like on the Crucible. She somehow gets the pain and vague memories of all the past augmented.


** The extinct Ayleids (Wild Elves) had memory crystals which could store memories and release them to the user. Overuse of these crystals was said to cause a "problem of capacity" for mortal minds.

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*** Such a memory stone shows up in an ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' quest which allows one to witness the final days of the legendary Redguard hero, Gaiden Shinji, prior to his death via CavalryBetrayal during the siege of Orsinium.


** The extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] counted among their many [[LostTechnology technological achievements]] a machine which could safely read an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]] and imprint the information gained from it on a special cube where it could be more-safely accessed.

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** The extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] counted among their many [[LostTechnology technological achievements]] a machine which could safely read an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]] and imprint the information gained from it on a special cube where it could be more-safely accessed. ("More-safely" is a relative term, as the cubes have still been known to drive non-Dwemer mad.)



In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', if Shepard does a certain quest early in the game, they receive a small and apparently useless Prothean device as a reward. Much later while exploring an alien planet, they can find a Prothean artifact that will react with the device, uploading several years worth of memory from an ancient human that the Protheans had been studying into Shepard's brain. The Beacon encountered on Eden Prime also worked in this way, but due to its damaged state the images it uploaded were indistinct and required Shepard to find several other parts before they made sense.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', if Shepard does a certain quest early in the game, they receive a small and apparently useless Prothean device as a reward. Much later while exploring an alien planet, they can find a Prothean artifact that will react with the device, uploading several years worth of memory from an ancient human that the Protheans had been studying into Shepard's brain. The Beacon encountered on Eden Prime also worked in this way, but due to its damaged state the images it uploaded were indistinct and required Shepard to find several other parts before they made sense.



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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', if Shepard does a certain quest early in the game, they receive a small and apparently useless Prothean device as a reward. Much later while exploring an alien planet, they can find a Prothean artifact that will react with the device, uploading several years worth of memory from an ancient human that the Protheans had been studying into Shepard's brain. The Beacon encountered on Eden Prime also worked in this way, but due to its damaged state the images it uploaded were indistinct and required Shepard to find several other parts before they made sense.


* This trope affects Chromedome in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' as a ''severe'' side effect of his [[MindMeld mnemosurgery abilities]]. The thing is, he can [[InterrogatingTheDead read the memories of the dead]], but the side effect of that is that by reading their memories, he also ends up experiencing them, which is in turn [[TransferableMemory recorded in his memory from his perspective]]. The big problem with that is that ''he now knows how it feels to die,'' repeatedly, innumerable times, and in innumerable ways. They have become literal NightmareFuel for him, in that [[BadDreams these memories torment him irregularly and unexpectedly]] while he recharges until he [[CatapultNightmare flings himself awake in a terror]]. It's little wonder he was DrivenToSuicide (though fortunately [[HappilyFailedSuicide he never went through with it]]).

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* This trope affects Chromedome in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' as a ''severe'' side effect of his [[MindMeld mnemosurgery abilities]]. The thing is, he can [[InterrogatingTheDead read the memories of the dead]], but the side effect of that is that by reading their memories, he also ends up experiencing them, which is in turn [[TransferableMemory recorded in his memory from his perspective]]. The big problem with that is that ''he now knows how it feels to die,'' repeatedly, innumerable times, and in innumerable ways. They have become literal NightmareFuel for him, in that [[BadDreams these memories torment him irregularly and unexpectedly]] while he recharges until he [[CatapultNightmare flings himself awake in a terror]]. It's little wonder he was DrivenToSuicide (though fortunately [[HappilyFailedSuicide he never went through with it]]). To make it even worse, it's revealed that mnemosurgery is addictive and eventually kills its practitioners.


** The ancient Yokudans, ancestors of the Redguards, had memory stones which enabled those who used them [[InstantExpert to master complex sword techniques overnight]], although many of the maneuvers required extensive physical training to actually understand the knowledge, let alone use them in battle.

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** The ancient Yokudans, ancestors [[{{Precursors}} ancestors]] of the Redguards, had memory stones memory-stones which enabled those who used them to [[InstantExpert to master complex sword techniques overnight]], although the user needed to have some knowledge already to understand what was being taught and many of the maneuvers required extensive physical training to actually understand the knowledge, let alone use ''use'' them in battle.
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