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* ''WebComic/SamAndFuzzy'': As revealed during the "Noosehead" arc, Fuzzy lost all memories related to his own identity a few years prior to the start of the comic. He kept a lot of non-personal information and motor reflexes (as well as a lot of skills related to thievery and bluffs), but no clues as to his own identity. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that this kind of amnesia can happen randomly to anyone who has their mind drained by a Tar Demon, as well as humans who get exposed to the Tar.]]


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* A mostly silent character has this as a psi power in Anime/NightRaid1931. It is not clear just how extensively it is employed.

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* A mostly silent character has this as a psi power in Anime/NightRaid1931.''Anime/NightRaid1931''. It is not clear just how extensively it is employed.


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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoCCS6E1TalesFromTheVault Tales from the Vault]]'': The Second Doctor encounters a gang staging robberies and then using an alien crystal to wipe the minds of any witnesses so they cannot remember any details of the robbery. The Doctor eventually uses the crystal to wipe the gang leader's memory of the crystal and how to use. Captain Matheson explains that UNIT Secret Ops now uses the crystal to remove memories of alien incursions and UNIT operations from people who are not amenable to other forms of coercion.
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* A sequence in the end-game of ''VisualNovel/SpiritHunterNG'' has Kakuya wiping Akira's memories of Seiji and Kaoru, out of [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] that he's closer to them than he is to Kakuya.

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** The last wish to be made on the Dragon Balls in ''Z''--at least, [[NonSerialMovie canonically]]--is for Earth's population to forget everything about Majin Buu, so the now-reformed Mr. Buu could live a new life without his many, ''[[KillEmAll many]]'' have-been-victims being afraid of him.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}:'' [[AllThereInTheManual Thanks to]] ''[[Literature:RwbyAfterTheFall After the Fall]]'', viewers now know that this is Yatsuhashi's semblance. He has the ability to remove memories as he sees fit, but rarely uses his ability due to a belief that memory is something that should be held dear.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}:'' [[AllThereInTheManual Thanks to]] ''[[Literature:RwbyAfterTheFall ''[[Literature/RWBYAfterTheFall After the Fall]]'', viewers now know that this is Yatsuhashi's semblance. He has the ability to remove memories as he sees fit, but rarely uses his ability due to a belief that memory is something that should be held dear.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}:'' [[AllThereInTheManual Thanks to]] ''[[Literature:RwbyAfterTheFall After the Fall]]'', viewers now know that this is Yatsuhashi's semblance. He has the ability to remove memories as he sees fit, but rarely uses his ability due to a belief that memory is something that should be held dear.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': The movie's villain, Spinel, has a SinisterScythe-like weapon called a "rejuvenator" that was apparently used by Homeworld to "reset" disobedient Gems, erasing their memories and reverting them to their original intended roles. The original Crystal Gems get zapped, which causes Pearl to become an obedient servant who bonds to "Um-Greg Universe" as her new master, Sapphire and Ruby to revert to their pre-Garnet roles as an aloof seer and her bodyguard, and Amethyst to revert to a child-like BlankSlate who randomly shape-shifts into other people and parrots what they say. It has no effects on [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]]'s memories, but it does cause him to [[BroughtDownToNormal start losing control of his powers]]. [[spoiler: When Spinel gets hit with her own weapon, she goes from being a vengeful MonsterClown to [[NonIronicClown a friendly, happy-go-lucky jester]]. Unfortunately, this means doesn't know anything about the enormous injector-like device she brought along that's threatening to wipe out all life on Earth, from why she wanted to use it in the first place to [[AmnesiaDanger how to turn it off]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': The movie's villain, Spinel, has a SinisterScythe-like weapon called a "rejuvenator" that was apparently used by Homeworld to "reset" disobedient Gems, erasing their memories and reverting them to their original intended roles. The original Crystal Gems get zapped, which causes Pearl to become an obedient servant who bonds to "Um-Greg Universe" as her new master, Sapphire and Ruby to revert to their pre-Garnet roles as an aloof seer and her bodyguard, and Amethyst to revert to a child-like BlankSlate who randomly shape-shifts into other people and parrots what they say. It has no effects on [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]]'s memories, but it does cause him to [[BroughtDownToNormal start losing control of his powers]]. [[spoiler: When Spinel [[HoistByHisOwnPetard gets hit with her own weapon, weapon]], she goes from being a vengeful MonsterClown to [[NonIronicClown a friendly, happy-go-lucky jester]]. Unfortunately, this means she doesn't know anything about the enormous injector-like device she brought along that's threatening to wipe out all life on Earth, from why she wanted to use it in the first place to [[AmnesiaDanger how to turn it off]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': The movie's villain, Spinel, has a SinisterScythe-like weapon called a "rejuvenator" that was apparently used by Homeworld to "reset" disobedient Gems, erasing their memories and reverting them to their original intended roles. The original Crystal Gems get zapped, which causes Pearl to become an obedient servant who bonds to "Um-Greg Universe" as her new master, Sapphire and Ruby to revert to their pre-Garnet roles as an aloof seer and her bodyguard, and Amethyst to revert to a child-like BlankSlate who randomly shape-shifts into other people and parrots what they say. It has no effects on [[HalfHumanHybrid Steven]]'s memories, but it does cause him to [[BroughtDownToNormal start losing control of his powers]]. [[spoiler: When Spinel gets hit with her own weapon, she goes from being a vengeful MonsterClown to [[NonIronicClown a friendly, happy-go-lucky jester]]. Unfortunately, this means doesn't know anything about the enormous injector-like device she brought along that's threatening to wipe out all life on Earth, from why she wanted to use it in the first place to [[AmnesiaDanger how to turn it off]].]]


** In Fleetway's ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', when Super Sonic was split off from Sonic, he completely lost all memory of what he was. He forgot that he was an embodiment of pure malevolent evil. He even lost his super-super-speed and world-destroying powers because he forgot he had them and became just a regular kid for a while. Of course, Super Sonic being normal is exactly as interesting as it sounds, especially since he was portrayed as a borderline loser, and it didn't last.
** On the other side of the ocean, in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic suffers a bonk on the head and loses all memory of who he is. Dr. Robotnik takes advantage of it and turns him against the Freedom Fighters.

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** In Fleetway's ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic suffers a bonk on the head and loses all memory of who he is. Dr. Robotnik takes advantage of it and turns him against the Freedom Fighters.
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''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', when Super Sonic was split off from Sonic, he completely lost all memory of what he was. He forgot that he was an embodiment of pure malevolent evil. He even lost his super-super-speed and world-destroying powers because he forgot he had them and became just a regular kid for a while. Of course, Super Sonic being normal is exactly as interesting as it sounds, especially since he was portrayed as a borderline loser, and it didn't last.
** On the other side of the ocean, in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic suffers a bonk on the head and loses all memory of who he is. Dr. Robotnik takes advantage of it and turns him against the Freedom Fighters.
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* Parodied in episode six of ''Podcast/MysteryShow,'' when Starlee jokes about a conspiracy revolving around the ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' lunchbox, including witnesses having their memories wiped.


Very useful in maintaining that things are NoBigDeal. To this end, it's pretty standard for TheMenInBlack to use this on anyone who's seen too much, often employing a MemoryWipingCrew. Contrast ExpositionBeam. Can cause an AmnesiacHero to be born.

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Very useful in maintaining that things are NoBigDeal.no big deal. To this end, it's pretty standard for TheMenInBlack to use this on anyone who's seen too much, often employing a MemoryWipingCrew. Contrast ExpositionBeam. Can cause an AmnesiacHero to be born.


* In a ComicBook/PostCrisis ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'' story, Golden Age Wonder Woman's daughter Hippolyta Trevor (Fury) has trouble coping with the fact that not only was her mother and her father General Steve Trevor gone from the mortal realm to be with each other for eternity on Mount Olympus, but that her parents no longer existed in the Post-Crisis DC Universe that emerged. To help Lyta out, her fellow member Brainwave Jr. used his telepathic powers to erase any memory she had of her Pre-Crisis parents, eventually causing her to go on a quest where she discovered that she was the daughter of Helena Kosmatos, who in the Post-Crisis DC Universe was the Golden Age Fury, and that she was adopted and raised by Joan Dale Trevor, the Freedom Fighter known as Miss America, and her husband Admiral Derek Trevor. (The cover of the issue makes it look like Brainwave Jr. was subjecting Fury to a bit of MindRape.)

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* In a ComicBook/PostCrisis ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'' story, Golden Age Wonder Woman's ComicBook/WonderWoman's daughter Hippolyta Trevor (Fury) has trouble coping with the fact that not only was her mother and her father General Steve Trevor ComicBook/SteveTrevor gone from the mortal realm to be with each other for eternity on Mount Olympus, but that her parents no longer existed in the Post-Crisis DC Universe that emerged. To help Lyta out, her fellow member Brainwave Jr. used his telepathic powers to erase any memory she had of her Pre-Crisis parents, eventually causing her to go on a quest where she discovered that she was the daughter of Helena Kosmatos, who in the Post-Crisis DC Universe was the Golden Age Fury, and that she was adopted and raised by Joan Dale Trevor, the Freedom Fighter known as Miss America, and her husband Admiral Derek Trevor. (The cover of the issue makes it look like Brainwave Jr. was subjecting Fury to a bit of MindRape.)


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* ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfWonderWoman2016'': Any non-Amazons who end up inside the magical barrier around Themyscira lose their memories of anything which happened there once they leave. This affects Steve Trevor but enough interaction with Diana eventually brings those memories back.


* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9279403/1/Stuck-in-a-World-of-Fiction Stuck in a World of Fiction]]'' the protaganist's memory is almost completely erased in the process of being sent from the real world to the world of Franchise/MassEffect . It's later revealed [[spoiler: there is more to the memory loss than simply how he got there,as the Reaper's efforts to make him a super soldier included implanting entire other minds and overwriting his own,]] but it still qualifies for this trope as he still remembers every detail of the games, and most of what he'd ever watched in terms of media. His memory is also otherwise perfect, perhaps making this an [[PlayingWithATrope Inverted/Subverted trope]]

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9279403/1/Stuck-in-a-World-of-Fiction Stuck in a World of Fiction]]'' the protaganist's memory is almost completely erased in the process of being sent from the real world to the world of Franchise/MassEffect .''Franchise/MassEffect''. It's later revealed [[spoiler: there is more to the memory loss than simply how he got there,as the Reaper's efforts to make him a super soldier included implanting entire other minds and overwriting his own,]] but it still qualifies for this trope as he still remembers every detail of the games, and most of what he'd ever watched in terms of media. His memory is also otherwise perfect, perhaps making this an [[PlayingWithATrope Inverted/Subverted trope]]



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, one of the villains is revealed to have had this done. More specifically, [[spoiler:after the Eridian Reform faction created Sarah to uphold the Mantle of Responsibility in their stead, she decides they are the ones in need of punishment for breaking the rules they themselves have laid down. After subduing her, they both mind-wipe their "Selfless Servant" and suppress any emotions she might feel. Which makes sense, considering she went into an [=Unstoppable Rage=] after she found out what they'd done to try to get out of doing their sacred duty.]]

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, one of the villains is revealed to have had this done. More specifically, [[spoiler:after the Eridian Reform faction created Sarah to uphold the Mantle of Responsibility in their stead, she decides they are the ones in need of punishment for breaking the rules they themselves have laid down. After subduing her, they both mind-wipe their "Selfless Servant" and suppress any emotions she might feel. Which makes sense, considering she went into an [=Unstoppable Rage=] after she found out what they'd done to try to get out of doing their sacred duty.]]

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* ''{{Film/Vamps}}'': Vampires can compel people to forget specific memories with their {{hypnotic eyes}}.

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