I saw the questions about "Why can J remember everything about K?" and stuff, but there's something I don't get.

J actually changed the past going to 1969 and helping K with the ArcNet.

Ok, so logically, K must remember J coming from future and helping him, because that was what really happened now. That is now the true story about July 16th 1969. J, as a time traveller, came from future and helped his friend K.

So, while all this is logical, why the hell can't Agent K remember J as a time traveller who came from future?

  • I'm not sure what context you're asking about, regarding the K that doesn't seem to remember J. Are you talking about K from MiB 1, or K from MiB 2 after the memory wipe, or one of the Ks in MiB 3?
    – Iszi
    Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 13:48
  • sorry for not specify this... but i was talking about MiB3
    – user8785
    Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 16:22
  • @Iszi has a point: K was memory wiped; in MIB2 we find out that he was wiped more than once, the first time of which before the events in MIB1.
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Jul 17, 2016 at 13:48

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K does remember J. It's even implied that K kept a watchful eye over J as he grew up after his father died. But like a good agent he knows better than to play around with causality, so he never lets J find out about their link.

  • Friends don't let friends screw around with Time.
    – Jeff
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 15:00

From watching MiB 3, I was under the impression that K in the future did remember J. He just didn't let on because it may change the future until J also knew about it.

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    Yeah... so then... when K recruited J in MiB 1, you suppose he already knew who J is? Yeah... actually your awnser is the most convincent. Thanks! (sorry for my bad english)
    – user8785
    Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 16:27

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