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* In ''Fanfic/MyNameIsMolly'', children's memories are repressed when they're given "the Operation" to turn them into {{Funny Animal}}s. Removing their memories is impossible because that would require a {{lobotomy}}. As a result, the characters still lapse into hazy memories of their old life.





* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Slade implies that Terra forcibly erased her own memories after being revived by unknown means since she felt the damage she had done after betraying the team would have caused more pain for her.



* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, because she doesn't ''want'' to remember them.

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* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s Horseman, Bojack's mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, because she doesn't ''want'' to remember them.


** Similarly, also serving as a from of TraumaInducedAmnesia, the poem, ''What Became Unearthed'', has the subject recollecting a traumatic event from her childhood, implying this, especially since the poem mentions said memory haunting her subconscious until had to be dealt with.

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** Similarly, also serving as a from of TraumaInducedAmnesia, the poem, ''What Became Unearthed'', has the subject recollecting a traumatic event from her childhood, implying this, especially since the poem mentions said memory haunting her subconscious until they had to be dealt with.with.
* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' has a non-parental example. The White Queen doesn't remember why Kyousuke hates her, because she blocked the memories out of shame. [[spoiler:She killed his sister.]]


* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' it's implied Shinji's memory of his mother's death was this as flashbacks show he was present when it happened. It's possible he simply forgot because he was very young at the time, but when brought to the place where it happened he knows he's been there before and Akagi mocks him for being unable to recall exactly what happened to her.

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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' it's implied Shinji's memory of his mother's death was this as flashbacks show he was present when it happened. It's possible he simply forgot because he was very young at the time, but in a dream sequence, he confesses that he does remember bits and piece from the fateful day, but that he also lied to himself about remember these small glimpses. Finally, when brought to the place where it happened he knows he's been there before and Akagi mocks him for being unable to recall exactly what happened to her.his mother.

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* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', James Sunderland has [[TraumaInducedAmnesia repressed memories]] of the past three years of his wife's [[AmbiguousDisorder unspecified]] [[YourDaysAreNumbered terminal illness]] and [[MoodSwinger subsequent change]] [[NotHimself in personality]]; as well as of [[TheKillerInMe killing her]] within the past week. He comes to Silent Hill [[MurderMakesYouCrazy under the pretense]] that she died of her illness three years ago, but seemingly [[PhoneCallFromTheDead sent him a letter]] beckoning him to their old vacation spot. ([[{{Hallucinations}} The letter's blank.]])


** Similarly,also serving as a from of TraumaInducedAmnesia, the poem, ''What Became Unearthed'', has the subject recollecting a traumatic event from her childhood, implying this, especially since the poem mentions said memory haunting her subconscious until had to be dealt with.

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** Similarly,also Similarly, also serving as a from of TraumaInducedAmnesia, the poem, ''What Became Unearthed'', has the subject recollecting a traumatic event from her childhood, implying this, especially since the poem mentions said memory haunting her subconscious until had to be dealt with.

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**Similarly,also serving as a from of TraumaInducedAmnesia, the poem, ''What Became Unearthed'', has the subject recollecting a traumatic event from her childhood, implying this, especially since the poem mentions said memory haunting her subconscious until had to be dealt with.


* The poem,''Repression'', has something like this, as, while the subject can't forget the ones who hurt her (nor the related events), even though she wants to, she resolves to scribble out their faces and pretend they don't exist (and that the events related, didn't happen), like the ''[=BoJack=] Horseman'' example below.

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* The poem,''Repression'', poem, ''Repression'', has something like this, as, while the subject can't forget the ones who hurt her (nor the related events), even though she wants to, she resolves to scribble out their faces and pretend they don't exist (and that the events related, didn't happen), like the ''[=BoJack=] Horseman'' example below.



* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, because she doesn't''want'' to remember them.

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* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, because she doesn't''want'' doesn't ''want'' to remember them.


*The poem,''Repression'', has something like this, as, while the subject can't forget the ones who hurt her (nor the related events), even though she wants to, she resolves to scribble out their faces and pretend they don't exist (and that the events related, didn't happen), like the ''[=BoJack=] Horseman'' example below.



* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, as though she doesn't ''want'' to remember them.

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* [[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, as though because she doesn't ''want'' doesn't''want'' to remember them.


* In Book 6 of ''TheGatewayChronicles'', Darcy's mind represses her memories of her [[spoiler:(first)]] death. Considering that she was shot by Colin so her corpse could be used in opening a gateway to Tselloch's world, it's not something she would want to remember.

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* In Book 6 of ''TheGatewayChronicles'', ''Literature/TheGatewayChronicles'', Darcy's mind represses her memories of her [[spoiler:(first)]] death. Considering that she was shot by Colin so her corpse could be used in opening a gateway to Tselloch's world, it's not something she would want to remember.


* Much of what Ryuuko remembers in ''Fanfic/ConcerningADrifter'' teeters on this, as, due to her trauma and mental illness (due to being held captive and raped for about four years), she can't remember much of anything (positive or negative) and, when she does recall anything, she can't remember it too well or she can't recall anything too specific. The story implies that she probably wanted to forget what happened.

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* Much of what Ryuuko remembers in ''Fanfic/ConcerningADrifter'' teeters on this, as, due to her trauma and mental illness (due to being held captive and raped for about four years), she can't remember much of anything (positive or negative) and, when she does recall anything, she can't remember it too well or she can't recall anything too specific.any specifics about the event. The story implies that she probably wanted to forget what happened.


* ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Karen Wexler couldn't understand why she kept freaking out every time she and boyfriend Jagger tried to have sex. Until her mother's sleazy ex-boyfriend returned to town. She began having frightening flashbacks of him approaching her bed and finally remembered that he'd molested her as a child.

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* [[SoapOpera Soaps]] like to pair this with RapeAsBackstory to explain why it was never mentioned before:
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''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Karen Wexler couldn't understand why she kept freaking out every time she and boyfriend Jagger tried to have sex. Until her mother's sleazy ex-boyfriend returned to town. She began having frightening flashbacks of him approaching her bed and finally remembered that he'd molested her as a child.child.
*** A non-sexual example from the same show involved Holly remembering a twin sister that she'd been separated from.
** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Viki had this so badly regarding her father's sexual abuse of her that she sincerely went about singing his praises every chance she got. Her rival Dorian Lord finally got fed up and told her the truth.

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*[[WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman Beatrice Horseman]], [=BoJack=]'s mother, is a rather odd case as she's currently suffering senile dementia and can't recall specific details anyway, however, some of the ones that have significant part in her memories (like [[spoiler: Henrietta, her ex-maid and Hollyhock's mother]] for example) have their faces scribbled out, as though she doesn't ''want'' to remember them.


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* In Book 6 of ''TheGatewayChronicles'', Darcy's mind represses her memories of her [[spoiler:(first)]] death. Considering that she was shot by Colin so her corpse could be used in opening a gateway to Tselloch's world, it's not something she would want to remember.
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Gensokyo 20XX}}V'', chapter 46, it was noted Reimu actually did remember what had happened in Gensokyo 20XXIV with Ran and Chen's suicide attempts and it wasn't made all that clear up until then, then again, her age regression age was three, if not four, an age in which permanent memories can be formed. However, it is noted that her lack of comprehension and innocence at the time said memories were formed left her unable to cope with them in the future, leading for her to develop mental illness

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Gensokyo 20XX}}V'', chapter 46, it was noted Reimu actually did remember what had happened in Gensokyo 20XXIV with Ran and Chen's suicide attempts and it wasn't made all that clear up until then, then again, her age regression age was three, if not four, an age in which permanent memories can be formed. However, it is noted that her lack of comprehension and innocence at the time said memories were formed left her unable to cope with them in the future, leading for her to develop mental illness.
*Much of what Ryuuko remembers in ''Fanfic/ConcerningADrifter'' teeters on this, as, due to her trauma and mental
illness (due to being held captive and raped for about four years), she can't remember much of anything (positive or negative) and, when she does recall anything, she can't remember it too well or she can't recall anything too specific. The story implies that she probably wanted to forget what happened.


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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Book 6 of ''TheGatewayChronicles'', Darcy's mind represses her memories of her [[spoiler:(first)]] death. Considering that she was shot by Colin so her corpse could be used in opening a gateway to Tselloch's world, it's not something she would want to remember.
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