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Intruders was a paranormal thriller television series starring John Simm as a former Los Angeles police officer whose wife goes missing. On her trail, he begins to uncover strange occurrences. The first episode aired on Saturday 23rd August 2014 on BBC America. It was canceled after one season.

It also starred Mira Sorvino, James Frain and Millie Bobby Brown.

Intruders contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adult Fear: Your nine year-old daughter goes missing suddenly and it turns out her body has been taken over by the soul of a dead man bent on revenge.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: Qui Reverti.
  • And I Must Scream: Qui Reverti punishes Marcus Fox for nearly exposing them by putting him inside a wall alive.
  • Arc Number: 9.
  • Arc Words: "In the beginning there was death."
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Among the famous members of the Returned are Nikola Tesla and Ronald Reagan.
  • Born-Again Immortality: The entire point of Qui Reverti.
  • Catchphrase: "What goes around, comes around" is a favorite saying of Marcus. Even in his past lives.
    • Gets tossed back at him when Madison takes back control of her body, and leaves him in limbo.
      Madison: What goes around, stays. right. here!
  • The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: A conspiracy theory radio host finds out a lot of quite accurate information on Qui Reverti. This gets him killed, along with his source.
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  • Creepy Child: Madison is this when she's possessed by Marcus.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Madison proves to be harder to keep suppressed than Marcus expected.
  • He Knows Too Much: Before Bill Anderson can reveal anything besides "the Ghost Machine", Shepard marches in and caps him.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Jack desperately believes that he can somehow still reach Amy even after he realizes that Rose has taken over.
  • Irony: Marcus, a suspected pedophile, is stuck in the body of a nine year old.
  • Knife Nut: Marcus had quite the collection in his past life.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Averted. John Simm's American accent is impeccable, along with James Frain's.
  • Past-Life Memories: The Qui Reverti members have them, and even keep "triggers" (objects from their past lives) to bring them up.
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  • Pyrrhic Victory: While Jack manages to burn Qui Reverti's archives to the ground, Rose escapes with Richard, Amy appears to be gone for good, and he was unable to prevent Gary from killing himself.
  • Reincarnation: Qui Reverti has found a controlled way for people to live again in new bodies.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: When Jack goes after Amy. Unfortunately, by this point Amy's gone and Rose isn't interested.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: George does this in episode 2.
  • Serial Killer: Marcus Fox was this over all of his many lives, killing people across the centuries.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Tim Truth is one for Oz Turner.
  • Villainous Rescue: Shepard of all people saves Jack from getting plugged by Frank.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Rose killed Amy's unborn baby because she did not want a child, unlike Amy and Jack.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: Mr. Shephard's inability to kill Madison is what sets the plot of the show in motion.

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