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10th May '16 10:43:16 PM erforce
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* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''. There might just be a time-traveling, implacable killing machine hiding inside the walls, floors, or ceiling of your house, right now, with a weapon, waiting to burst out and kill you. Or, if not in your house, in someone else's. Or inside any other building. Waiting. Waiting...

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* ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. There might just be a time-traveling, implacable killing machine hiding inside the walls, floors, or ceiling of your house, right now, with a weapon, waiting to burst out and kill you. Or, if not in your house, in someone else's. Or inside any other building. Waiting. Waiting...
12th Apr '16 5:54:51 PM TheScandinadian
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* ''Series/{{Six Feet Under}}'' features many unexpected or unusual deaths that will make you see everything as a potential way to kill you.
18th Mar '16 8:08:28 AM JamesSwann
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime''' now has the MemeticMutation of "EVERYONE IS CORA"... because, at some point, she ''has actually posed as everyone''. The paranoia fuel is working out if it's ''actually'' the character... or her in disguise.
** Occasionally, Rumple gets in on the act, but that's much less common.
12th Mar '16 5:13:49 AM StFan
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* ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'': This trope looks to be the remake's bread and butter. Not only do the humans have to worry about anyone being a Visitor, but the Visitors have to worry about anyone being part of the Resistance, even other Vs. It gets even worse in "It's Only The Beginning". You know that swine flu cure that everyone's been so desperate to get? There might be V chemicals in there that will eventually turn you into a mummified, dessicated corpse. And there's no way to tell if the chemicals are present or not.
** See also the Vs tagging humans.

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* ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'': ''Series/{{V|2009}}'': This trope looks to be the remake's bread and butter. Not only do the humans have to worry about anyone being a Visitor, but the Visitors have to worry about anyone being part of the Resistance, even other Vs. It gets even worse in "It's Only The yhe Beginning". You know that swine flu cure that everyone's been so desperate to get? There might be V chemicals in there that will eventually turn you into a mummified, dessicated desiccated corpse. And there's no way to tell if the chemicals are present or not.
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not. See also the Vs tagging humans.
17th Jan '16 11:26:55 AM nombretomado
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* Original flavor ''Series/LawAndOrder'' usually deals with murders, which while horrible are usually over quickly. Now, watch ''LawAndOrderSVU'' while you're a woman alone in the house and you'll be sleeping with a knife under your pillow just in case someone breaks into your house to torture and rape you.
** The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Confrontation" ensures that you will never sleep soundly again. It opens with a rapist leaving the apartment of his most recent victim. When she calls one of the SVU detectives, we find out that this is not the first time this woman was raped by that man. She follows the guy down an alley where he looms suddenly out of the shadows and they fight. Then Detective Stabler shows up to a crime scene and finds her dead body. ...Did I mention this is only the pre-credits teaser?

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* Original flavor ''Series/LawAndOrder'' usually deals with murders, which while horrible are usually over quickly. Now, watch ''LawAndOrderSVU'' ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order: SVU]]'' while you're a woman alone in the house and you'll be sleeping with a knife under your pillow just in case someone breaks into your house to torture and rape you.
** The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''SVU'' episode "Confrontation" ensures that you will never sleep soundly again. It opens with a rapist leaving the apartment of his most recent victim. When she calls one of the SVU detectives, we find out that this is not the first time this woman was raped by that man. She follows the guy down an alley where he looms suddenly out of the shadows and they fight. Then Detective Stabler shows up to a crime scene and finds her dead body. ...Did I mention this is only the pre-credits teaser?



** You think that's bad? In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Perverted" Olivia Benson is framed for murder. How? By replacing the DNA in a blood sample with hers using a standard laboratory centrifuge! The only way the culprit is discovered is because of his poorly-timed [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter speech]]. But, to quote the lab technician responsible, "Any biology undergrad can do it. It's a whole new world. Guess your free ride is over." Or so you would think. The very next episode Olivia Benson proceeds to threaten a suspect (unsuccessfully) with ... [[FridgeHorror DNA evidence]].

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** You think that's bad? In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Perverted" another ''SVU'' episode, "Perverted", Olivia Benson is framed for murder. How? By replacing the DNA in a blood sample with hers using a standard laboratory centrifuge! The only way the culprit is discovered is because of his poorly-timed [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter speech]]. But, to quote the lab technician responsible, "Any biology undergrad can do it. It's a whole new world. Guess your free ride is over." Or so you would think. The very next episode Olivia Benson proceeds to threaten a suspect (unsuccessfully) with ... [[FridgeHorror DNA evidence]].
23rd Nov '15 6:16:39 AM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' thoroughly explores the idea of how terrifying it would be to have a StalkerWithACrush who also had mind control (or MindRape) powers after you. ''Anyone'' could be a hidden sleeper agent and you'll never know.
12th Aug '15 6:23:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Creator/StevenMoffat strikes again with the BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Anybody want to watch "A Study in Pink" while waiting for a cab? And that's just the beginning.
** And "The Reichenbach Fall"... What if everything you read in newspapers and watch on television and accept as accurate is as ''far from the truth as you can get?'' [[spoiler:How many people watching the episode were horrified at themselves for starting to doubt who Sherlock really was? I know I was.]]

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* Creator/StevenMoffat strikes again with the BBC series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Anybody ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''.
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want to watch "A Study in Pink" while waiting for a cab? Cab driving is the perfect job for a serial killer; people will jump into your arms without a thought of caution, you can drive them to a quiet and isolated place without them noticing, and no one will ever connect your face to the crime because no one ever bothers to look at a Cabbie's face. Jeff even wonders why "more of us don't branch out." Feel like taking a cab now? And that's just the beginning.
** And "The Reichenbach Fall"... What if everything you read in newspapers and watch on television and accept as accurate is as ''far from the truth as you can get?'' [[spoiler:How many people watching the episode were horrified at themselves for starting to doubt who Sherlock really was? I know I was.]]was?]]
10th Aug '15 4:10:31 AM tsstevens
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* ''Series/CSICyber'' '''runs''' on this fuel, the premise being the world of technology is out to get you. Use a baby cam? Your child will be kidnapped and sold online, said criminals will hack online gaming (which, by the way, is a hot bed for pedophiles) and threaten to kill a little boy or girl if the FBI continues investigating. This is the ''first'' episode. To the show's credit most of the show's characters are themselves internet users and avid gamers with the exception of [[BigGood Simon]] and even if he's not he wants to learn not just for the job but himself.
30th Jul '15 3:20:37 AM Plactus
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', You are being watched. There is a government surveillance system that sees everything. Every security camera, cell phone, webcam, and everything you do on the internet are all being monitored. If you ever find out anything about they try and kill you. Just try and walk anywhere around security cameras without thinking about this.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
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You are being watched. There is a government surveillance system that sees everything. Every security camera, cell phone, webcam, and everything you do on the internet are all being monitored. If you ever find out anything about they try and kill you. Just try and walk anywhere around security cameras without thinking about this. this.
** Season 4 kicks it UpToEleven with Samaritan. Samaritan has all the capabilities of the Machine, but unlike the Machine which [[BenevolentAI is protecting the world for humanity]], Samaritan is determined to remake the world in its image. And it's winning.
30th Jun '15 2:07:45 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** The Silents. They look as creepy as hell, [[spoiler: may kill you [[ForTheEvulz for the lulz]], ''and you forget about them the moment you stop looking at them.'' Not helped in "the Day of the Moon," in scenes which seem to run continuously... and then you realise something has happened off-camera between frames. The camera hasn't shown everything... Or has it? Are you sure you haven't just forgotten?]] [[spoiler: To make matters worse, the Silence are not all that memorable looking.]] Ever watch footage of the moon landing? How many Silents have [[spoiler: you killed]]?

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** The Silents. They look as creepy as hell, [[spoiler: may kill you [[ForTheEvulz for the lulz]], ''and you forget about them the moment you stop looking at them.'' Not It is helped in by "the Day of the Moon," in scenes which seem to run continuously... and then you realise something has happened off-camera between frames. The camera hasn't shown everything... Or has it? Are you sure you haven't just forgotten?]] [[spoiler: To make matters worse, the Silence are not all that memorable looking.]] Ever watch footage of the moon landing? How many Silents have [[spoiler: you killed]]?



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor "Vincent and the Doctor"]] has a monster that only [[Creator/VincentVanGogh one person]] can see? For a delightfully dark alternative interpretation, consider this; you are an unsuccessful and unstable artist. You are convinced a monster is stalking you. Then a man shows up who tells you ''there really is'' an invisible monster -- oh, and after you've killed it, he takes you in a time machine to a museum in the future to see your paintings on the wall and have the curator tell you that you're the greatest artist in the history of ever. Then he dumps you back where you were and disappears, and ''you never see him again''. You find yourself back among people who are certain you're mad, and who think your art is dreadful. How long do you think it would take before you began wondering if any of it had actually happened? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero About a year, say?]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor "Vincent and the Doctor"]] has a monster that only [[Creator/VincentVanGogh one person]] can see? For a delightfully dark alternative interpretation, consider this; you are an unsuccessful and unstable artist. You are convinced a monster is stalking you. Then a man shows up who tells you ''there really is'' an invisible monster -- oh, monster, and after you've killed it, he takes you in a time machine to a museum in it is responsible for all the future to see inexplicable murders that happened in your paintings on the wall and have the curator tell you that you're the greatest artist in the history of ever. area. Then he dumps you back where you were says there are ''packs'' of these things in space and disappears, and ''you never see him again''. You find yourself back among people who are certain you're mad, and who think your art is dreadful. How long do you think it would take before you began wondering if any of it had actually happened? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero About a year, say?]] they randomly fall to Earth.



** How about the little girl in the mirror. Every mirror.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersofMars "The Waters of Mars"]]. Water that will turn you into a martian zombie-thing. With one drop. Anyone thirsty?
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' managed to pull this off with TheFairFolk in "Small Worlds." They exist outside of time, so they can never truly be tracked down. They can kill invisibly. They control the weather, and can possibly drown the world if they're ever angry enough. And every so often, they get attached to a human, and will do anything to get her to "play" with them. By the way, shouldn't your kid be back from school by now? How would you feel if you found out that your elected government is perfectly willing to let 10% of its children be forcibly taken from their parents and handed over to aliens to be kept in an AndIMustScream state, so their bodies can be pumped for substances that get said aliens high? Also, how do you know that any person around you isn't affiliated with [[spoiler:the Families]]?

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** How about the The little girl in the mirror. Every mirror.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersofMars "The Waters of Mars"]]. Water that will turn you into a martian zombie-thing. With zombie-thing with one drop. drop; just one drop. Anyone thirsty?
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' managed to pull this off with TheFairFolk in "Small Worlds." They exist outside of time, so they can never truly be tracked down. They can kill invisibly. They control the weather, and can possibly drown the world if they're ever angry enough. And every Every so often, they get attached to a human, and will do anything to get her to "play" with them. By the way, shouldn't your kid be back from school by now? How would you feel if you found out that your elected government is perfectly willing to let 10% of its children be forcibly taken from their parents and handed over to aliens to be kept in an AndIMustScream state, so their bodies can be pumped for substances that get said aliens high? Also, how do you know that any person around you isn't affiliated with [[spoiler:the Families]]?
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