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#17 - Amnesia (Season 1)
Screenplay & Synopsis: Alain Serluppus
First aired in France on 24 December 2003 (France 3)
First aired in the USA on 11 May 2004 (Cartoon Network)

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Official summary
Using a new machine in the school’s physics and chemistry lab, XANA manages to create nano viruses, tiny machines capable of attacking memory cells in the human brain. Our heroes are XANA’s principle targets and Ulrich is the first one to go down. Seeing that her heart’s desire is suffering from amnesia, Sissi takes full advantage of the situation : she fools him into thinking that she is his girlfriend and that Odd, Yumi and Jeremy are his sworn enemies… It’s a difficult situation, all the more so because the nano viruses are starting to affect the whole population ! Luckily, our heroes can once again join forces on Lyokô and save the world from amnesia!

Detailed summary
A tower is infected in the Ice Sector. In the science room, a spectre enters a high-tech machine borrowed by the school. It allows for work in the field of nanotechnology. The machine creates a bizarre substance…
The next day, when Ms Hertz opens it, we can see it. The action releases the nanovirus into the air to attack the students, infecting them…

Ulrich is the first to fall victim. Sissi visits him when he’s unconscious and helps him wake up, but Ulrich seems to have amnesia… Jumping on the opportunity, Sissi leads him to believe that they’re a couple, and turns him against his friends…
Said friends are stupefied to see the teen seem to avoid them and stick to Sissi. Ulrich even threatens to harm Odd. During this time, more victims arise as students and teachers fall unconscious… It’s an epidemic.

Ulrich rediscovers his memories through flashbacks and wanders away from Sissi aimlessly. Jeremy understands the situation and analyses the substance: he finds the nanovirus inside. XANA wants to create a world without memory which it can control however it wants… The group, minus Ulrich, head to the factory, passing several amnesiacs on their way.

The Scan doesn’t find a tower, the heroes explore Lyoko the proper way… In the Ice Sector, Krabes attack them, proving that there’s a tower somewhere nearby…
On his end, Ulrich, guided by fleeting memories that keep harassing him, gradually finds his way to the factory…

Jeremy, yielding to anxiety, sends his friend to Lyoko, knowing he’ll be needed for something… Before he arrives, Odd and Yumi defeat a Krabe. The Japanese girl leaves with Aelita in the direction of the tower. Odd stays to re-teach Ulrich how to fight… Thinking it’s a video game, the samurai enthusiastically accepts his teachings.

The two young girls are cornered by four Krabes. Aelita cuts two off with a wall of ice, while the geisha is forced into a two-on-one fight… Odd soon arrives with Ulrich for reinforcements…

Still thinking he’s in a video game, he confronts the Krabes with impeccable will to save Aelita. The fake crustaceans are destroyed one by one until only one remains, which is then taken out in a combined assault by Odd and Ulrich…

Aelita enters the tower, while Odd explains to his friend that they have to return home… Ulrich asks how while Aelita enters the Code Lyoko… Odd’s response is in time with the Return to the Past, saying they’ll get home by use of magic…

Now our heroes’ only obstacle is sitting through Ms Hertz’ class once again… and this time, to remember it…

- Attack: Send out a nanovirus which renders anyone infected an amnesiac.
- Virtualisations: Yumi/Odd; Ulrich (amnesiac)
- Visited Sector: Ice
- Enemies met: Krabes (5)

- Return to the past to stop the spread of the amnesia.


About the characters

- Jeremy is interested in working in science later in life.
- Odd uses gel to spike up his hair.
- Ulrich’s flashbacks are extracts from episodes: Teddygozilla, Log Book, Big Bug, End of Take, Satellite, Swarming Attack, Laughing Fit and Claustrophobia.

About errors

- In this episode, one of Odd’s arrows appears to have homing capabilities (made to look like he angled the shot).
- At the moment when Jeremy leaves the infirmary, the door is green.
- The red halo of the activated tower disappears after Jeremy announces Yumi’s loss of life points.
- When Odd takes his skateboard, we see Yumi’s resting on the wall even though she picked it up in the shot beforehand.
- At the moment when the factory computer says “Ulrich and Odd vs Krabe” there’s only one red and one green icon instead of two of each. The back of Ulrich’s card also has Odd’s paw print symbol instead of his own circular symbol.
- When Yumi is devirtualised, the back of her card shows Ulrich’s circular symbol instead of her own, which is the same flower pattern as on her Lyoko outfit.
- The open hours of the infirmary disappear when Yolande tells Sissi that Ulrich is well and when she watches the two leave.
- The factory microphone disappears from Jeremy’s ear when he tells Yumi that Ulrich still has amnesia, and it changes often (wired or wireless).
- During Ms Hertz’ class, we see Pierre François, Tristan Brossard, Mohamed Kantaoui of year 7, and Sandra Dialo and Anne-Sophie Munier of year 6.
- Ulrich’s flashbacks with dialogue were re-voiced with new lines, meaning they’re inconsistent with what actually happened.
- In the Ice Sector, Ulrich said “ouch” when he fell onto the ground, but since they don’t have a sense of touch on Lyoko, he shouldn’t have felt pain…

About the series

- French title: Mémoire morte

- First time we see XANA virtualise its monsters.


Ms Hertz: Who can tell us what nanotechnology is?
(Herb raises his hand keenly and Jeremy calmly raises one finger)
Ms Hertz: Jeremy, go on.
Jeremy: It’s microscopic-sized technology. There are nano-motors, nano-circuitboards and nano-gears.
Ms Hertz: Exactly.
Herb: Hmph!

Sissi: Are these robots capable of fighting pimples, cellulite and things like that?
Ms Hertz: Haha, yes they can, but the priority is for more serious illnesses!
(Whole class laughs)
Odd: And nanotechnology can’t do a thing about stupidity! Poor Sissi, what a shame!

Ms Hertz: There’s gelatine inside!
Ulrich: Looks like the greasy stuff Odd puts on his hair every day!

Ulrich: It looks an awful lot like jam!
(Odd pushes Ulrich’s head into the gelatine!)
Odd: Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist!
Ulrich: Dah, I’ll get you for that, Odd!
Ms Hertz: This is a science class, children, not a comedy club!

Yumi: I have enough trouble with normal-sized technology, much less microscopic…
Odd: Hey, that looks good! Can I have some?
Ulrich: Here! (squishes the chocolate bar onto Odd’s forehead) I warned you!
Odd: Yeah, but taking advantage of my sweet tooth wasn’t fair!

Sissi (talking to Yolande about Ulrich): You see, I’m his best friend!

Sissi (to Ulrich, unconscious): You’re so handsome when you sleep!
Ulrich (waking up): Oh! Where am I anyway?
Sissi: In the infirmary. You passed out.
Ulrich: The infirmary? What infirmary? W-who am I? What’s my name?
Sissi: Wh- ah…Ulrich! You must have hit your head when you fell down!
Ulrich: And who are you?
Sissi: Me? I’m Sissi…Sissi! Your sweetheart!

Sissi (pointing to Odd, Jeremy and Yumi): See those three kids over there? They’re your worst enemies!

Odd: Hey, it’s Ulrich!
Yumi: What’s going on? Why is he with Sissi?

Odd: You feelin’ better, good buddy?
Ulrich: Who are you, huh? Leave me alone, creep!
Odd: Come on, Ulrich! It’s me, Odd!
Sissi: That’s enough! Can’t you see? He doesn’t wanna know you! So stay away from us, understand?

Sissi: Ulrich, these are your good friends, Nicolas and Herb!
Jeremy:He didn’t recognise us, it’s crazy! Could be amnesia…
Yumi: Let’s go see what the nurse says.
Odd: I’ve gotta bring him back to his senses. Sissi and Ulrich? Can you believe that?

Sissi: Ulrich, what do you feel knowing you’re with the prettiest girl in school?
Ulrich: Well, to be honest, uh…nothing.
Sissi: What did you say?
Ulrich: What I mean is…you’re really not my type…
Odd: Well at least he’s not completely out of his head yet!

Ulrich: Hey, what are you doin’, spying on me?!
Odd: Uh, no! I-I was just-
Ulrich (aggressive): You’re a liar!
Odd: Ulrich, cut that out! We’re buddies, remember?!
Ulrich: That’s not what she says! So get out of here, and make it fast!

Yumi: We can stay and help you if you want!
Yolande: The best way to help is to stay out of my way!

Yumi: Maybe Odd had more luck…
Odd (puffed): No doubt about it, Ulrich’s got amnesia! I thought he was gonna slug me just now!

Odd: A world without memory…
Yumi: Under XANA’s control!

Odd: And Ulrich, we’re gonna need him!
Yumi: No, Odd, it’s Ulrich who needs our help. He’ll only get well if we can deactivate the tower.
Jeremy: Yumi’s right. Besides, if he can’t remember anything, he won’t be much good to us.

Ulrich (to Kiwi): I don’t know who you are, but it seems we’re friends!

Jeremy: He’s coming towards you, Yumi!
Yumi: Don’t worry, he just wants to play hide and seek. Playful little beast!

Ulrich: Look, I can’t remember anything, but I know I have something important to do here! Tell me what it is!
Jeremy: Well, uh…sure! Why not? Once you’re on Lyoko you’ll have to do something, amnesia or not!
Ulrich: What’s Lyoko?

Jeremy: Two things, guys! One: Aelita’s waiting on the other side of the glacier! Two: Ulrich’s on the way!

Ulrich (falling to the ground): Ah! Ouch!
(Looks at his virtual outfit)
Odd: Welcome to the virtual world, Ulrich!
Ulrich: What is this place? What are we here for?
Odd: To fight, of course!
Ulrich: Fight? I don’t know how to fight!
Odd: But of course you do! You just forgot. But I’ll refresh your memory.

Ulrich: You’re just dodging my blows! Don’t you have a weapon?
Odd: I have a few arrows, but I’d rather save them for now. And I don’t want to hurt you with them either!

Yumi: Seems almost too easy. I have a funny feeling about this! (four Krabes appear!) Oh, I’m sick of always being right! Four against one. Well, it’s better than five or six!
Jeremy: Hang in there, girls! I’ll try to send you reinforcements!
Aelita: First let’s get rid of two of them!

Ulrich: Are there other levels?

Ulrich (tackling Odd): There! I win the game!
Odd: Yeah, but you beat an ally!
Ulrich: What?
Odd: Now that you know who your friends are, it’s time to meet your enemies!

Yumi: It’s good to see Ulrich with his memory back again!
Jeremy: You’re wrong. He’s still got amnesia!

Aelita (running to the tower): Thanks for clearing the passage!
Ulrich: Huh? She’s leaving?
Jeremy: Uh…not exactly total recall…

Ulrich: Jeremy, I’m coming!
Odd: No, I’m Odd!

Jeremy: Great, guys! You’re one heck of a team!

Ulrich: Is that it? No other players?
Odd: No, we can go home. The game’s over!
Ulrich: Huh? But how?
Odd: Magic, watch! (more like time travel)
Jeremy: Return to the past now!

Ms Hertz: How dare you destroy school equipment?! I’ll have to punish you severely for that! And it’s going to be a punishment you won’t forget!
Ulrich: I hope not, Ms Hertz! I sure hope not!


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Comment from TAFFOREAU - Posted on 01-04-2013 à 10:35


Comment from bastrouille6915 - Posted on 05-01-2013 à 21:24

Bon épisode et bon résumé de la création de la série 8-)

Comment from William_fan - Posted on 22-07-2011 à 10:48

Moi j'ai bien aimé cet épisode ! Quelle cruche cette Sissi... De l'avanture, j'adore ça ! J'adore Yumi elle est trop forte (love) VIVE CODE LYOKO ET YUMI !!!!!!!!!!!

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