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"... though details remain sketchy due to amnesia inflicted on the hostages, apparently via some sort of hypnosis."
Epilogue-giving reporter, The Batman vs. Dracula

Just about every single important character: What happened?

K: Searching for a handle on the moment? I can't help you. The only comfort I can offer... is my promise that tomorrow morning you won't remember a thing.
James (the future J): That's not exactly some shit you just forget...
K: Ever seen one of those? [cue literal Laser-Guided Amnesia]

"I've lost my memory, I'm not an idiot."
Peter, Heroes

"I may have amnesia, but I'm not stupid!"
Jackie Chan, Who Am I?

"There are no amnesias that work conveniently like that!"
Yuuichi, Kanon

"You don’t remember anyone or anything, except when you do, of course. You can’t operate the TARDIS any more, except when you can. You don’t know what happens in the future, except when you do. Drop the act, it got old years ago."

Burns: Smithers, use the Amnesia Ray!
Smithers: You mean the revolver sir?
Burns: Yes, that's the one.

"Please tell me the amnesia was just a sick joke? Boy, this is some cliche."
Braig to Xehanort, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

"I never built an Amnesia-Inator! I think I'd remember building something like that."

Joel: But couldn't this cause brain damage?
Doctor: Well, technically the procedure is brain damage.

Serena: You forgot me? AGAIN? Do you have some sort of memory problem?''
Darian: Well, yeah.

How to Use: XXII
The individuals who lose the ownership of the Death Note will also lose their memory of the usage of the Death Note. This does not mean that he will lose all the memory from the day he owned it to the day he loses possession, but means he will only lose the memory involving the Death Note.

"Something must have happened to us in the stasis pods, right? Except it couldn't be a total mind-wipe. If it were we wouldn't know what a pod was, or what space was, even the concept of language itself would be totally alien to us."
One, Dark Matter

“Yes, that’s part of the same damn debriefing I keep hearing. Incidentally, isn’t there some way to give me laser guided amnesia instead of just wiping out the past three months when we’re done here?”
Shinji, Thousand Shinji

"It's a very specific sort of amnesia where you forget Jesus but intimately recall Halloween catalogs."

Crichton: Don't get too comfortable. I'm gonna get that chip out of my head.
Harvey: There's no chip in your head, John.
Crichton: Yeah there is. You... told... me... [struggling to articulate] there's a um.... Mmmmmm...
Harvey: You were saying?
Crichton: [Barely coherent] Mmmmmmental chip! Mmm...
Harvey: You were saying?
Crichton: ...What am I saying? I'm...
Harvey: As it should be.'

Marluxia: You idiot poop face. In this castle, you forget stuff really quickly. Also, you can only attack with your cards.
Sora: Come forth, Blue-Eyes White Dragon!
Marluxia: You stinky. That is not how it works.
Sora: Understood. Come forth, Blue-Eyes White Dr—
Marluxia: Please stop deleting his memories of what I said.
Naminé: Sorry about that.
Sora: At least I will never forget about Karrie (Kairi).
5 seconds later
Sora: Who the hell is Karrie? I only care about Naminé.

I thought I knew what you wanted done. A former lover, a political rival, an inconvenience on the way up; the client has the clout to make someone disappear for a day and return as though nothing as changed, except it has. A habit of reverse-alphabetizing personal correspondence, a preference for Kir Jaengmi's poetry over An Puna's, a subversive fascination with foreign politics, excised or altered by my work. Sometimes only a favorite catchphrase or a preference for ginseng over green tea is changed, and the reprogramming serves as a warning once the patient encounters dissonance from family and acquaintances. Sometimes the person who returns is no longer recognizable. The setup can take months, depending on the compatibility of available data with preset models, but the reprogramming itself only takes hours.
Between Two Dragons, by Yoon Ha Lee


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