Final Fantasy XVI

Video Game • 2023 • Fantasy  

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This video game contains 80 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Samsa
Torgal will survive. Good Boy.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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mistersandman
You must sometimes squeeze through cracks in walls to move forward, but there are no instances that I can recall of being confined in a small space for a prolonged period of time.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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mistersandman
Clive pretty clearly has PTSD.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Does someone drown?
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Abandonment
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doggofriendo
The main character is outcast by his own mother who is an antagonist.
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EvenSpoonier
Not precisely, but arguably close enough. Early in the game, a wolf pup's home is attacked, and all of his humans are killed or carried off or otherwise vanish in the confusion. Some years later the wolf, now grown, is reunited with his humans, and he recognizes them and everything is happy again. But it *is* made clear that he had some feral years, during which he pined for his humans.
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Abuse
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mistersandman
Anabella is very cruel to Clive and to her stepson.
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TheSpooniest
The game makes a point of abused characters not forgiving their abusers.
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Is someone stalked?
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Astrologian
A quest describes a woman who is made uncomfortable by a man who is alleged to have followed her and gone so far as to enter her room on multiple occasions.
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Is there domestic violence?
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It's iffy cause a main female character was going to be executed
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TheSpooniest
While some abused characters do seek vengeance, including bloody vengeance, this typically results in a quick death for their abusers, not torture or any other sort of prolonged agony. Nobody voices any desire to "turn the tables", as it were. At most they say these people need to be stopped, which they do with grim efficiency.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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mistersandman
Clive was abused as a child, which is only shown through Anabella behaving coldly towards him and speaking ill of him when he is not present; no physical abuse is shown. Other than that, children, especially Bearer children, are shown to be abused throughout the game. There is a sidequest from Herman in the endgame that I would suggest avoiding (it is not plot relevant) if child abuse is a sensitive topic for you; it contains disturbing details of children being tortured and dying.
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Addiction
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doggofriendo
One character carries a long pipe she lights with magic with unknown herbal contents . Others are seen using crystals on drinks to.... Spike them? Unclear.
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doggofriendo
"abuse" might be debatable but there is a lot of excess alcohol consumption at a feast in the intro where everyone is encouraged to drink and be merry.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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mistersandman
No, but chocobos (the FF equivalent of horses) can be killed in the wild and sometimes must be killed as enemies in the main questline.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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RachelWilkes94
During the prologue chapters of the game, chocobos and owls are directly and indirectly killed, on- and off-screen.
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
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In the demo there are multiple animals killed.
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You have a pet dog who fights with you. There are also enemy dogs you have to fight/kill at times.
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Even in the demo there is a chocobo killed.
You must fight beasts throughout.
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Is an animal sad?
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TheSpooniest
Late in the game, as most of the cast is mourning the death of a major character, the party's wolf also mourns, howling in the way things like this are usually portrayed.

There are also a number of sidequests where the wolf seems to be depressed or at least preoccupied. The player can resolve these issues.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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doggofriendo
Not housecats but one boss is a war panther (and so you have to kill it to proceed)
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Does a pet die?
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mistersandman
In the optional sidequest “All Bark”, a boy’s pet wolf is killed (that it is a pet is unknown to the protagonist at the time; its owner was pretending to be attacked by a wolf as part of a “game” resulting in the wolf mauling his would-be rescuer)
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Does a dragon die?
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mistersandman
Unavoidable; dragons are killed as miniboss fights in the main questline.
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Are there spiders?
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MojoCelebean
various sized spiders
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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mistersandman
A character is briefly chained by his wrists while jailed, presumably as a safety precaution (his jailer means him no ill will). He’s let go in the same scene we first see him chained.
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Azraphael
It isn't direct but HEAVILY implied for 2 of the female characters.
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Bodily Harm
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RachelWilkes94
Several characters have their throats slit in the prologue chapters alone.
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AdmiralCraymen
A character gets his hands cut off.
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mistersandman
Throats are slit on-screen in the prologue.
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qwerty
A main character is choked for a while during a main story cutscene and struggles a bit to breathe after.
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Azraphael
Very much on-screen and you do see the separated body and head after.
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Is there cannibalism?
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derring
Debatably. In one scene, a group of monstrous humanoids are seen devouring slain humans, although the corpses are out of sight.
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RachelWilkes94
A skyscraper-sized rock monster arises during the opening battle sequence, and crushes both allies and enemies as he walks. His every movement also causes rocks to fly everywhere, which crushes one of the protagonist's allies.
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Is someone choked?
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qwerty
A main character is choked by an antagonist during a main quest cutscene.
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RachelWilkes94
In the prologue chapters, two characters transform into gigantic fire monsters, and the resultant heat burns several nearby people to death.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Azraphael
It isn't directly a rope around the neck but there is one town where many of the citizens are tied up in a manner that evokes the imagery of hanging.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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The protagonist blacks out in the demo.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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mistersandman
The fingers and toes of Bearers (along with the extremities as a whole) gradually turn to stone over time due to the crystals’ curse.
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Astrologian
Many characters of both human and animal origin receive eye injuries that result in permanent loss of the eye.
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Is someone stabbed?
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doggofriendo
Just saw a guy's hands get chopped off in slow motion, is that excessive? Relative to most Final Fantasy games, probably, maybe.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Srebba
A side quest has an implied off screen death of a child and his father
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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Samsa
Lots of characters sacrifice themselves to save the MC and/or the world.
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Samsa
Yes, most of them, actually.
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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mistersandman
Many, many people, including major characters.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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mistersandman
A main character is kidnapped both in her backstory and near the end of the game.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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RachelWilkes94
Benedikta is in sexual relationship with Hugo, but is shown to only be manipulating him on behalf of her other sexual partner (and superior) Barnabas.
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TheSpooniest
A child's toy is shown in the wake of a massacre, but it is not destroyed. The child, however, is implied to be gone.
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mistersandman
Brothers, fathers, mothers all die.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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mistersandman
Dominants are possessed by Gods, and they can call on their power in battle. Sometimes, however, they can lose control, being completely possessed and not in control of their actions.
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Are there ghosts?
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qwerty
Creatures that might be considered similar to ghosts can be fought.
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Are there clowns?
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mistersandman
Valisthea is surrounded and separated by water, there are scenes in and around the strait between islands.
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
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Azraphael
It is mentioned in a sidequest antagonist character's past but not shown.
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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doggofriendo
A very humanoid goblin is devoured whole by a morbol
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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mistersandman
The main character is briefly jailed, though it is for the safety of himself and those around him. He is distressed in this scene, but this is due to the events immediately preceding it rather than his incarceration.
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LGBTQ+
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mistersandman
Confused by the yes answers. I’m assuming this may be due to Clive being called “Mythos” by two antagonists— which he does vocally state his distaste for— but that is not his deadname/birthname.
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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doggofriendo
Sort of. Not a hospital per se but a room effectively serving as medieval hospice care for some terminally ill Bearers.
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Is there menstruation?
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Azraphael
No but there is an incurable disease that could be associated with it.
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Mental Health
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Protagonist has flashbacks to past traumatic event and it fuels their story.
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mistersandman
Some characters continue to use powers while knowing it is actively killing them.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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doggofriendo
Allegorically speaking --- those with a certain type of magical poisoning are described as "losing their minds" and become permanently aggressive (this happens to both humans and nonhumans) and your only interaction with this is to kill them.
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TheSpooniest
Inflicted deliberately by an antagonist to undermine his victim's willpower. He does this to a variety of characters, both allied and opposed.
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doggofriendo
Main character has a very dissociative experience or two talking to multiple versions of himself but these are not depicted as DID
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qwerty
While the character does not actually attempt it, they are shown in a way that implies they at least consider it.
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majorspacebirb
Main character and party member brought to alternate realm for boss fight and following cutscenes which switch between environments and characters present.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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qwerty
There are various (quite loud) chewing and slurping noises during quests where there's any sort of eating/drinking.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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doggofriendo
Sort of. Main character struggles with identity and part of that involves his body's ability to change form...
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Srebba
Not specifically that but someone does find out they were the cause of people’s deaths and says to another “kill me please!” all frantic
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There is a panic attack-like reaction that a character has as they are approached by someone who murdered a person in front of them. Heart pounding and heavy breathing with flashbacks.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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doggofriendo
An antagonist commits suicide right in front of you.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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TheSpooniest
You do hear a baby fussing a little during the ending, but I would not say that the baby cries.
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Is there shakey cam?
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mistersandman
Camera speed can be adjusted in settings.
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Is there screaming?
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4
Many many Fs are given, right from the start.
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Lightning fights are rough. The flashback scene at the climax of the demo also has bright flashes between scenes.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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TheSpooniest
A pregnant woman appears late in the game, and she and her pregnancy are a topic of frequent conversation from that point on. In the game's ending, we see that the child has just been born. However, nothing about the birth itself is shown.
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Are there abortions?
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Sp33chless
Pregnant woman that you find in the endgame has her baby after the final boss
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Azraphael
There is an initial accidental misgendering but the moment the characters find out the referenced character identifies as male they immediately switch to the correct pronouns so I wouldn't personally count it.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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mistersandman
Bearers are treated as subhuman by general society, which is vocalized extremely often in the game.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Yes
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Azraphael
The series' first openly bisexual male protagonist and first openly homosexual male protagonist both die.
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doggofriendo
Bearers are frequently treated
as subhuman and used because of their abilities and then cast aside when they become disabled.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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TheSpooniest
Ages are only noted in supplemental materials, but the backstory contains a 16-year age gap, while the main story contains a 10-year age gap and a 37-year age gap. All three of these involve the same younger partner, who is 28 years old for the last two. But the first one happened earlier, and we do not know how old she was then.
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Sex
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qwerty
There is no on-screen sex, but there's some cutscenes that suggest it immediately follows, as well as on-screen kissing and touching.
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qwerty
Various characters comment suggestively about Clive.
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doggofriendo
Nipples and genitals are avoided through careful camera angles
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Samsa
It's not explicitly stated and nothing is shown. But one could assume so.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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derring
Main character's parents are cousins. His love interest is described as having been "like a sister" when growing up, but they aren't blood-related.

A major antagonist puts his head in the lap of an illusion of his dead mother while both are naked.
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Sexism
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doggofriendo
Sort of...MC is crying on the floor nude and NPC bluntly tells him to get dressed and jokes that he's not his type.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Azraphael
Many characters do and a chronic illness that affects magic users is a major plot point for most of the game.
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Azraphael
There is an elderly man in one village who clearly suffers from dementia/Alzheimer's and thinks the main character is the main character's father and also wanders off from the village.
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doggofriendo
It's revealed fairly early that Bearers who use their powers enough tend to become terminally ill with a magical sickness causing immense pain and eventually turning them to stone.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Samsa
Kinda mixed. Happy ending all in all, but we lose important people for that victory. So it's bitter-sweet.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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RachelWilkes94
In the prologue, a fight between two large fire monsters culminates in a large explosion that could be considered reminiscent of a nuclear explosion.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Lots of scenes with blood splatters or splashes. Decapitated head shown briefly. Gore isn't focused on to make it gross, but is used to make a point in the story.
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TheSpooniest
Some antagonists wield huge cannons (as melee weapons as well as for shooting), but this doesn't really resemble what we tend to think of as gun violence.
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