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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.


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


  • "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


Web Comics

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