Tropedia

  • Before making a single edit, Tropedia EXPECTS our site policy and manual of style to be followed. Failure to do so may result in deletion of contributions and blocks of users who refuse to learn to do so. Our policies can be reviewed here.
  • All images MUST now have proper attribution, those who neglect to assign at least the "fair use" licensing to an image may have it deleted. All new pages should use the preloadable templates feature on the edit page to add the appropriate basic page markup. Pages that don't do this will be subject to deletion, with or without explanation.
  • All new trope pages will be made with the "Trope Workshop" found on the "Troper Tools" menu and worked on until they have at least three examples. The Trope workshop specific templates can then be removed and it will be regarded as a regular trope page after being moved to the Main namespace. THIS SHOULD BE WORKING NOW, REPORT ANY ISSUES TO Janna2000, SelfCloak or RRabbit42. DON'T MAKE PAGES MANUALLY UNLESS A TEMPLATE IS BROKEN, AND REPORT IT THAT IS THE CASE. PAGES WILL BE DELETED OTHERWISE IF THEY ARE MISSING BASIC MARKUP.

READ MORE

Tropedia
Advertisement
WikEd fancyquotes.pngQuotesBug-silk.pngHeadscratchersIcons-mini-icon extension.gifPlaying WithUseful NotesMagnifier.pngAnalysisPhoto link.pngImage LinksHaiku-wide-icon.pngHaikuLaconic

A character whose defining characteristic is that he is ridiculously forgetful. Usually played for comedy, this trope does not cover characters with Alzheimer's or brain injuries that legitimately impair their short-term or long-term memory. Compare Absent-Minded Professor

Examples of Forgetful Jones include:


Anime and Manga

  • Yuma forgot his invitation to the WDC Finals party and forgot the Heart Pieces he spent a whole arc collecting when he went to the Finals.

Comic Books

  • Ira West (Iris' adoptive father, Wally's grandfather) in The Flash. In his first appearance, he was told Barry Allen's Secret Identity and helped create his super-compressed costume, but had forgotten all about it the next day.
  • Quinton Zempfester from Thieves & Kings.

Film

Cquote1.svg

 I suffer from short-term memory loss. It runs in my family. Well, at least I think it does... Where are they?

Cquote2.svg


Literature

  • "Biffy" Biffen from the Jeeves stories, who has found the girl of his dreams, but can't remember her last name! Also applies to the TV show.
  • Professor Plum from the Clue book series.

Live Action TV

Radio

Web Comics

  • Jade Harley of Homestuck starts out somewhat like this, hence why her fingers are covered in reminder strings.
Advertisement