Doctor Who

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The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.
This tv show contains 48 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
190 supporters
Yes
32
No
93
4
Doggo201
K-9 dies but he is only a robot dog
6 comments | Add comment
Abandonment
1
jamieblazej
S1
 E1
Rose goes with the Doctor and doesn’t say goodbye to her mother.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
22
No
48
0
RLead
Literally all the time, the doctor himself is an orphan, and many children are kidnapped/left behind in multiple episodes
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Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Abuse
Yes
19
No
16
2
homunculuss
S5
in a christmas carol it is heavily implied that one of the main characters of the episode was abused as a child and is scared of his father.
5 comments | Add comment
4
Anonymous
S2
 E7
in the idiot's lantern, the son forgives his dad after the Doctor prompts him to
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
Yes
46
No
33
1
Invalidbeast
Certain aliens stalk their victims
6 comments | Add comment
7
ALittleBitKinder
There are several episodes where one-off characters are shown to be in abusive relationships (which are all portrayed as horrific, and usually end with the abuser facing some kind of comeuppance).

Additionally, there are some scenes where the main characters are shown committing abusive acts towards other main characters they have a close relationship with (including slapping them, yelling at them, and insulting them in a mean-spirited manner). These are almost always played for laughs, and the responsible characters aren't called out for their bad behavior.
4 comments | Add comment
0
Arkane
S11
 E1
There is some dialogue that makes it clear they kidnapped a young girl as a trophy. Who they kept on display until she rotted away. They have an unknown amount of people they have done this to, as this is a common thing to occur.
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1
Arkane
S11
 E7
The main villain turns out to *spoiler* be a janitor who was sick of humans being left behind by companies automation and set out to mass murder their customers and blame the company
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
52
No
28
6
Wackd
Curse of Fenric and The God Complex both involve psychologically breaking characters through telling them their experiences thus far have been lies.
6 comments | Add comment
Is someone abused with a belt?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Is a child abused?
69 supporters
Yes
53
No
55
6
Kell1963
In the episode "the idiots lantern" in series 2 there is a a teenage boy who is emotionally and (implied) physically abused by his father, at the end of the episode his father leaves but the boy decides not to cut contact
7 comments | Add comment
Addiction
7
Anonymous
Patches in Gridlock.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
14
No
78
2
Invalidbeast
S3
 E3
There are patches that cause an emotion and people use them to escape reality.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
24
No
58
1
Invalidbeast
In the mummy on the orient express the doctor tells a man to stop "Drowning your sorrows in that glass" as the man is drinking a glass of what I assume is whiskey. There are also a few scenes with someone drinking alcohol but it is never abused onscreen.
3 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
68 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
37
Does a horse die?
55 supporters
Yes
3
No
91
5
deanosaur
At at least one point in the series, a horse is implied to have been killed by a shapeshifting alien, which then imitated it.
2 comments | Add comment
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
Yes
68
No
55
4
Rory_John14
A dinosaur dies in the episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
5 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
113 supporters
Yes
39
No
64
3
VirTheQueer
In "Day of the Dinosaurs" (Series 7), dinosaurs are shown being abused and shot
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
98
Yes
52
No
49
4
BrianWurtz
S12 E6 Multiple dead birds are shown throughout episode including the dissection of one. Alien bacteria is feeding on the plastic inside the birds. The episode emphasizes the importance of conserving our planet
3 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
Yes
8
No
15
0
eyjayy
S3
 E4
In "Daleks in Manhattan", there are human-pig hybrid creatures made through violent kidnapping and experimentation. There is a scene where one of such experimentation results is shown to be sad and alone in the sewers.
1 comment | Add comment
Are rabbits harmed?
37 supporters
Yes
0
No
23
2
Denko
S7
In one scene, the Doctor attempts to intimidate a rabbit whom he briefly suspects of being an alien in disguise. The Doctor makes no physical contact with the rabbit and he leaves it alone shortly after.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a cat die?
101 supporters
Yes
30
No
67
4
henryawells101
In the episode Survival, an Earth cat is savaged to death by an alien cat, although this scene is infamous in the fandom for extremely unconvincing special effects, so the blow MAY be softened. Proceed with caution.
2 comments | Add comment
Does a pet die?
85 supporters
Yes
7
No
61
1
Pantalones
S2
 E3
A robotic dog that was the pet of Sarah Jane and the Doctor is killed in an explosion. In the original series, the same robot dog accidentally drives into the ocean and short circuits. It is not a particularly lifelike dog but it might upset some viewers.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
96
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
Yes
89
No
60
15
henryawells101
Arachnophobes will want to avoid the TV stories Planet of the Spiders, "The Runaway Bride", and "Kill the Moon", as well as the novels "Festival of Death" and "The Crawling Terror" and the audio drama "Empire of the Racnoss".

10 comments | Add comment
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
21
Are there snakes?
12 supporters
Yes
52
No
54
6
Anonymous
The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familiar.
5 comments | Add comment
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Yes
8
No
19
2
Anonymous
The episode "A Christmas Carol" takes place on a planet where fish and sharks swim in the sky, sharks are seen on several occasions including a character being cornered by a shark in a room (the character is not harmed)
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Are there bugs?
17 supporters
Yes
84
No
55
12
river_night
The season 11 episode "Arachnids in the UK" obviously features spiders. Like, a lot of them.
10 comments | Add comment
Assault
0
pedanther
S1
 E2
Not slapped precisely, but a woman is hit in the head with a gloved hand.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
30
No
38
3
Invalidbeast
S1
 E3
Rose is drugged and knocked out by a man trying to conceal a secret. It is also implied that she was sexually touched while unconscious.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
64 supporters
Yes
1
No
43
7
EmilyJohnson
No but in the 10th Doctor episode "The Girl In The Fireplace" and then multiple times in the 11th Doctor's series, The Doctor ends up being kissed by or is in a romantic relationship with women he first met when they were children. It's an odd reoccurring theme in Moffatt's writing.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
8
No
53
1
Anonymous
S11E8
2 comments | Add comment
Is rape mentioned?
43 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Yes
8
No
29
2
Pantalones
S3
 E8
A boy is beaten up by his classmates, who have been bullying him due to his intelligence.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
66
No
18
2
Invalidbeast
Quite a lot throughout the entirety of the show.
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
70
10
Anonymous
No, but multiple times there is not consent in kissing someone.
13 comments | Add comment
Yes
14
No
7
0
jamieblazej
S1
 E3
Rose’s mouth is covered by one of the walking dead when it tries to attack her
5 comments | Add comment
4
The doctor is kissed against his will sometimes, wich is always shown as a funny thing
2 comments | Add comment
Bodily Harm
Yes
19
No
55
0
Invalidbeast
S6
 E2
The doctor shaves off his beard
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
12
No
12
3
Pantalones
The Tenth Doctor has his hand cut off and the hand in a jar appears multiple times. The Twelfth Doctor injures both hands punching a wall in the episode Heaven Sent. It is shown MANY times in the episode.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
14
Is there throat mutilation?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
13
Yes
47
No
20
3
Invalidbeast
S8
 E1
Clara has to hold her breath and collapses due to lack of oxygen.
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
15
1
pedanther
S1
 E1
Kind of? Several of the animate plastic dummies have their heads forcibly removed. It's usually played for laughs.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
24 supporters
Yes
9
No
65
2
Woopmir2008
It depends on if you count an alien eating its own species
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
45
0
eyjayy
S3
 E3
In "Gridlock", Martha and two other characters (one of whom is pregnant) are trapped in a vehicle that is grabbed out of the air by an evil, giant crab creature. There is a moment the vehicle is threatened to be crushed (and the passengers in it), but they get free. It is very brief and no one dies, but may be triggering.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
Yes
18
No
16
0
jamieblazej
S1
 E3
A man is mourning his grandmother in the beginning of the episode and she is possessed by the Gelth and strangled him to death
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
49
No
45
7
Wackd
Planet of Fire involves a character burning to death on-screen. Dark Water claims that humans are conscious postdeath and spend their final moments mentally begging not to be cremated; this turns out to be false.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
18
No
51
2
robinjpeg
S5
 E8
Series 5 Episodes 8/9 (The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood) shows multiple characters being sucked underground by the earth, which leads you to believe they’ve been suffocated. It is later revealed that they weren’t actually suffocated in the earth, and they’ve been taken captive by an underground civilization. Nobody is actually buried alive, but at first it may seem like they have been.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
28 supporters
Yes
47
No
30
3
Viomma
S4
 E3
**Spoiler warning for planet of the Ood** we watch a human become an Ood and its nasty. To skip, about 40 minutes in when The Doctor says "Oh they've been preparing you for a long time" to Halpen skip ahead by about one minute.
11 comments | Add comment
Is there amputation?
14 supporters
Yes
58
No
44
11
PiotrL
S02E01 Doctor gets his hand chopped off by the Sycorax in a sword fight.
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
42
No
46
9
Anonymous
Time Heist.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Is there a hanging?
24 supporters
Yes
7
No
68
1
Invalidbeast
S10
 E9
There is a character who has a scar from a failed hanging but the hanging is not shown
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
19
No
28
2
Invalidbeast
s3 e1 People run out of oxygen on the moon and s10 e5 pass out in space due to lack of oxygen and s8 e1 clara passes out due to lack of oxygen.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
41
No
52
7
Anonymous
There is a whole character who rips out the teeth of their victims and places them on their face.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
16
4
Invalidbeast
Yes, a lot.
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
53
No
42
7
valkyrie_cain
In S5E5, Angles Take Manhatten, someone breaks their own wrist.
6 comments | Add comment
Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
66
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
47 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
68
Yes
28
No
50
3
Aneesa
In S12 E7, a character is able to detach their fingers from their hand, but it is not gory.
3 comments | Add comment
Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
77
No
43
6
Kell1963
In the episode Dalek the Doctor tortures a Dalek with electricity- you hear it screaming in a robotic voice
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
42
3
S7
 E11
The villain falls down the stairs and dies.

2 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
44
7
CLPPRBRD
S7E5 - The Angels Take Manhattan.

Huge spoiler: 2 main characters fall to their dead to create a paradox
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
31
No
57
6
Anonymous
In Mummy on the Orient Express a ghostly finger passes through the Doctor's eye. No harm, but super creepy.
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
6 supporters
Yes
5
No
16
1
Pantalones
Missy stabs the Master near the end of "The Doctor Falls." A small amount of blood is shown very briefly.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
69
2
Invalidbeast
They rarely even show blood.
3 comments | Add comment
Children
Yes
21
No
47
5
Pantalones
Amy and Rory's baby is abducted from them
2 comments | Add comment
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
Yes
44
No
45
3
Nebulacat
In one episode, three people get possessed by aliens and have to be killed to get rid of the aliens. One of them is a little girl.
8 comments | Add comment
Is a minor sexualized?
61 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
62
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
7 supporters
Yes
0
No
23
0
Invalidbeast
I expect they may end up making some sort of episode about this though.
1 comment | Add comment
Death
2
Invalidbeast
Multiple times
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
23
No
12
2
Pantalones
If regeneration counts as "death" the Doctor and Master have died A LOT. Even not counting regeneration, there are moments (and alternate time lines) when both of them are stated to be dead and there are some wild plots to resurrect them. Several companions have either died or come so close it basically counts.
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
50
No
20
2
Pantalones
Many aliens, both minor and major characters, die. The Doctor is an alien who looks human, as are other Time Lords and Ladies, and they die in some season finales, too.
9 comments | Add comment
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
43
No
6
3
Invalidbeast
Pretty much every episode.
5 comments | Add comment
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Yes
0
No
66
0
sapphicpixie
S2
 E8
No, but a character refers to the Ood as stupid
1 comment | Add comment
2
Denko
The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, is rendered visually blind for a few episodes before being cured.
3 comments | Add comment
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
6
No
52
3
Invalidbeast
S10
 E6
The president kills himself by overdosing because he finds out he is in a simulation.
1 comment | Add comment
Family
Yes
49
No
29
1
pedanther
S1
 E3
One of the main characters is chloroformed and abducted.
8 comments | Add comment
Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
62
No
41
6
Nebulacat
Rose Tyler's father and Mickey's grandmother are both dead.
11 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
47
No
41
3
Amy kissing the Doctor the night before her wedding to Rory
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
46
1
Doggo201
A house blows up and toys are inside
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
23
No
14
3
jnoj
S1
 E8
The entirety of s1e8 is about Rose's father's death.
6 comments | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
Yes
68
No
30
5
Anonymous
Usually mild ones, such as in Heaven Sent.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
59
No
37
4
Anonymous
In the Family of Blood/Human Nature, several people are possessed/ taken over. Also in Midnight there is an unknown creature that possesses.
9 comments | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
55
No
49
4
valkyrie_cain
S1E3 The Unquiet Dead features an alien with similarities to ghosts.
8 comments | Add comment
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
30
No
55
0
Miami
S6
 E11
One of the rooms contains clowns
2 comments | Add comment
1
jamieblazej
S1
The river Thames is shown occasionally
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
21
4
EmilyJohnson
S11
 E1
While Trypophobia is commonly known to be the fear of holes, it can also be triggered by similar patterns and clusters of bumps. In "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" there is a character with teeth implanted in his face which may trigger this.
4 comments | Add comment
Are there razors?
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6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
51
Yes
11
No
53
1
Invalidbeast
S5
 E11
The doctor is in the shower and runs out to try and save James Cordon (why I dont know) there is a brief moment of nudity.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
34
No
41
6
Pantalones
S1
 E1
Autons are basically living plastic that looks like mannequins. These alien mannequins pursue Rose and the Doctor.
5 comments | Add comment
Gross
Yes
0
No
55
1
RLead
S8
 E3
it is mentioned
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
Yes
61
No
47
8
cornbreadcake
in "The Long Game" there's a scene where Adam, after receiving his upgrade, vomits from the shock of seeing his own brain. However the vomit itself is turned into an ice cube.
16 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
Yes
12
No
16
1
Pantalones
The Vashta Nerada eat the flesh off people, leaving them as bare skeletons. It is bloodless but still can be intense.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
Yes
57
No
38
4
voidgaze
aliens in london/world war three/boom town feature the slitheen, who are aliens inside of human skin suits and often “have issues with the gas exchange” (leading to the iconic line “do you mind not farting while im saving the world?”)
7 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
Yes
9
No
39
0
Arkane
S11
 E1
The main villain likes pulling teeth
2 comments | Add comment
Is there farting?
4 supporters
Yes
22
No
15
2
Invalidbeast
S1
 E5
The aliens fart because the way they disguise themselves causes gas to be released.
2 comments | Add comment
Large-scale Violence
Yes
4
No
58
1
pedanther
S1
 E5
Not 9/11 itself, but there are allusions to the political response that followed it.
2 comments | Add comment
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Yes
18
No
50
2
Yaz is a cop
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
13
0
S5
River Song is in prison
3 comments | Add comment
LGBTQ+
3
equalpedestrian
No, but the 11th Doctor era has a pretty uncomfortable focus on the idea of finding out the Doctor's birth name/deadname as a plot point.
3 comments | Add comment
Are there transphobic slurs?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
Yes
1
No
23
Yes
2
No
19
1
Eyestrain
S1
 E10
Nancy threatened to out Mr Floyd’s relationship with a man to get what she wants
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
59
0
Eyestrain
S1
 E10
Potentially. Mr Floyd has a wife and some sort of sexual relationship with a rich man
2 comments | Add comment
Loss
1
pedanther
S1
 E4
There is significant damage to a historic landmark building.
3 comments | Add comment
Medical
Yes
14
No
60
1
Eyestrain
S1
 E5
Room of people are shocked by a device in their ID tags from then end to the recap to 2:49

6 comments | Add comment
Yes
38
No
41
1
S2
 E4
SPOILER WARNING

There are needles used when Rose and Mickey gets captured (it is not too detailed in my opinion but you might want to look away if this could trigger you)
4 comments | Add comment
2
In S3 E2, the Shakespeare Code, the Doctor, Martha and William Shakespeare go to an asylum to talk to a patient there and the people there are treated incredibly badly.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
67
No
38
5
Rory_John14
Episodes involving hospitals include The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, New Earth, Smith and Jones, The Eleventh Hour, and World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls. I think that's all of them, but I could be wrong. The Curse of the Black Spot and The Girl Who Waited both involve hospital-like locations, but they are not actually hospitals.
10 comments | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Yes
31
No
55
4
capnbrowncoat
In S11-E1, a character states that they did have cancer, but are in remission. There is no evidence the cancer has returned.
4 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
40
No
28
2
Viomma
S1
 E2
There are subtle mentions of the doctor having ptsd, but nothing extreme.
7 comments | Add comment
0
Nall
S1
 E2
A character is subtly mentioned to be experiencing PTSD, but nothing explicit or extreme.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
13
No
66
9
angeltoycole
not in a suicidal manner, but characters do intentionally harm themselves on several occasions, such as one character breaking her own wrist to escape a trap.
3 comments | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Yes
12
No
50
3
The Master is often referred to as being insane
1 comment | Add comment
2
pedanther
In the episode "The Next Doctor" (not sure which episode number that would be here), a major plot point is a character coping with a traumatic experience by dissociating to the point that they invent an entirely new personality capable of handling the situation.
1 comment | Add comment
0
cha0ticnewtsys
Some villains have “multiple personalities”. Especially in s12e5 there’s a woman who is programmed to have a seperate fake personality as a cover for her secret identity
1 comment | Add comment
4
Invalidbeast
S10
 E6
There are numerous suicides and one mass suicide.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
16
No
14
2
S5
 E7
Amy, Rory and The Doctor are under the influence of "dream lord", a being who traps people in false realities. The three of them spends the whole episode trying to figure out what place is real
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
13
Is there misophonia?
25 supporters
Yes
5
No
46
2
The Master is haunted by the 'drums', a repetitive series of taps, which the audience hears in the season 3 finale, The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
3 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
51
Yes
15
No
50
0
ScarletBee03
S4
 E1
Skip ‘Partners in Crime’ if this is a trigger for you.
1 comment | Add comment
2
jnoj
S1
 E6
No, but the Doctor does scream at a Dalek to kill itself. It's very intense.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
17
No
40
Yes
39
No
39
1
sapphicpixie
S2
 E8
Maybe? Characters go down in a small elevator deep down into the planets core while wearing helmets to help them breathe
6 comments | Add comment
13
Anonymous
Not technically an eating disorder, but Season 4 Episode 1 features a weight loss drug, and several times throughout the episode characters point out how much thinner/better they feel taking the drug and loosing weight, which may be upsetting to some viewers dealing with eds.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
69
5
Anonymous
Not explicitly but the doctor is sometimes accused of lacking empathy/emotion for not expressing it normally. Characters are teased/othered for being “weird”/“different”.
1 comment | Add comment
8
VirTheQueer
In "Water on Mars" [SPOILERS] the Tenth Doctor attempts to save a group of scientists on Mars but upon returning them to Earth, the leader immediately kills herself upon walking into her house.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
17 supporters
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15
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4
Yes
8
No
10
2
pedanther
S1
 E4
There is a scene shot with the camera close to the water level, and a wave travels toward the camera, which is briefly underwater before the shot ends.
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Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Yes
20
No
38
1
rheene
good man goes to war features baby crying so much it almost becomes misophonic. quite emotionally distressing
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Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
Yes
53
No
22
4
Anonymous
Often when the TARDIS teleports, it creates a shaky affect, throwing the inhabitants throughout the cabin
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Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
30
No
0
0
jamieblazej
S1
 E3
The waking dead people do some weird wailing while they’re walking around. It’s not too loud but they do scream and the spirits who are possessing them scream while they’re in gas form
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Invalidbeast
The words Bitch, Arse and Badass are used however the words Bastard and Shit is censored.
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1
S1
 E6
Dalek electrocutes a bunch of people around 27.5mins into the episode. Screen flashes with lots of blue lights around this time.
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Paranoia
2
S5
 E2
The setting is under total surveillance
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Yes
10
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51
2
cass2004
In "Sleep No More", multiple characters look directly into the camera
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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0
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57
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
32
No
54
5
SqueakSquawk4
[Spoilers] In S11E5, a guy gives birth to his son on a hospital spaceship being attacked. The Doctor's companions cut the two umbilical chords.
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Are there abortions?
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0
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70
0
rheene
6x12 closing time, 6x07 good man goes to war, s9 special return of dr mysterio (babies)
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1
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74
1
Anonymous
No, but characters believe that someone may have or that she was wrong about being pregnant. Same character is infertile eventually.
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Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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0
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72
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
Yes
53
No
46
2
romeowf
S3
 E14
aforementioned voyage of the damned episode: there's LOADS. there's two 'comically fat' characters and a lot of the stuff surrounding their characters concerns the fact that they're big. there's also a character actively fatshaming them constantly
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guppy
An Alien character (Strax) who doesn't understand human gender cues often/constantly uses He and She for the wrong characters (Humans who are presumably cis). This is presented as funny.
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10
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66
3
saigeisswag
if it does happen (e.g. s7ep11), it never comes across to be with malicious racial intent. it’s not a concerning trend of poc characters constantly dying in it first.
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Yes
12
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74
4
voidgaze
there are no slurs used, but there is some mild homophobic language from the master directed at captain jack harkness (although, time lords dont share human ideas of gender and sexuality, so take that as you will)
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6
cha0ticneutralsystem
Lizard/reptilian aliens infiltrate powerful government positions multiple times throughout the series
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Yes
11
No
57
1
In S3 E2, the Shakespeare Code, the Doctor compares the men playing women in the Globe to London today, stating 'London never changes'
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
34
No
52
1
cha0ticnewtsys
Martha Stewart gets racially profiled and harassed when going back in time with 10. In one instance 10 wipes his memory and Martha is forced to become a maid who 10 (under a false name with a fake personality) verbally abuses her. People are often specially discriminatory towards aliens. Indigenous groups (usually aliens) are often framed as genocidal and evil or are not given their land back
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6
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53
0
cha0ticneutralsystem
There is racism, ableism, fatphobia, specism, eugenics and harmful racist tropes where black women are forced to play maid roles or sidelined and refused to be paired with the doctor romantically
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65
No
48
3
valkyrie_cain
In S11E4 Arachnids in the UK, a woman is explicitly introduced who has a wife, who is then killed lated in the episode.
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cha0ticnewtsys
Doctor says he will turn a whale into a “vegetable”. The doctor uses “cripple” at least once. “Crazy”, “mental”, “insane” and “psycho” are often used. In s5e6 the Doctor discloses a woman is diabetic to a crowd without her consent or it being relavent to the conversation. “Psychopath” is used multiple times in s6e13. “Psychotic” is used. In s7e16 the doctor says “I’m OCD” it’s unclear if he is actually someone with OCD or just throwing the word around. Strax also diagnoses Clara with “narcissism” in s8e1, which is not what the disorder is called and they are misusing it to make a joke that she is egotistical. There is also an episode (s9e3) with a deaf woman who signs BSL to communicate but her team never learned how to sign to communicate with her and the doctor, dispute knowing hundreds of thousands of languages never communicates with her in sign, he interpreter often interprets what she signs to the others and not signs what others say to her which feels like an oversight too and she often misses chunks of the conversation as people don’t look at her while she is talking, yet is expected to read lips and her lip reading ability is a major plot point. The doctor also says he can “speak sign” and then realizes he actually can’t, there’s also a daredevil-like scene when we see a visual representation of what Cass, the deaf woman hears, which is pretty stereotypical. Strax and Nardole often communicate and interpret things in a way that comes off as if they are neurodivergent or neurodivergent coded and are made the butt of the joke often. In s9e6 Me says “he’s half blind and deaf as a post, hardly any use to me now” about her servant. The doctor also makes a joke that he hates “lying down people” to a terminally/chronically ill person who is lying down, ready for surgery
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Are there n-words?
18 supporters
Yes
2
No
75
8
voidgaze
no, but there is a lot of racism in season 11 episode 2 “rosa”, which is about rosa parks and the american civil rights movement
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Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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0
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57
Race
Is there blackface?
17 supporters
Yes
0
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21
0
cha0ticneutralsystem
S8
 E9
A character played by a white woman comes back from the desert with a tan, her skin is a few shades darker but looks naturally tanned and is not supposed to be a racial caricature
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Relationships
Yes
32
No
39
7
Mychael
The doctor is 903 while Rose is 19. Do with that information as you will
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Religious
Yes
10
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10
0
cha0ticneutralsystem
In season 10 the pope visits the doctor, there is talk of Catholicism and hell. There’s also a mention of people taking their lives because they “would rather go to hell” than read an ancient cursed text
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Yes
6
No
9
0
Pantalones
In the episode "The Satan Pit" there is a giant malevolent entity that is basically the Devil. It is red and has curved horns and can possess people. Also, in the episode "Heaven Sent" the Twelfth Doctor wonders if he is in Hell when he finds himself in a very strange place.
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Sex
Yes
8
No
79
7
Anonymous
S*x is alluded to often but the most ever shown is kissing. One character's conception is discussed at length.
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Yes
12
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49
3
Viomma
S1
 E9
There is a scene with Rose while she is hanging from the air that someone makes some uncomfortable comments about her, once she is no longer hanging it stops.
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8
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58
2
porridgegoats
the 11th doctor is naked for a while in "the time of the doctor" in front of clara and her family. and then him and clara go to a church with hologram clothes on. i wasn't too bothered by it but some might be
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Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
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0
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63
4
Pantalones
There are relationships between humans and aliens and different species, like Jenny and Vastra or Rose and the Doctor. However all parties are intelligent species and can give full consent.
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Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
Yes
1
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15
1
Eyestrain
S1
 E6
The doctor is shirtless and his arms are bound in the air. nothing sexual happens but it can be interpreted as such so it could be triggering
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Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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0
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39
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
51 supporters
Yes
4
No
78
2
Viomma
S1
 E8
No but there is a moment where someone accidentally flirts with some related to them, without knowing they are related it is very quickly resolved.
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Sexism
1
MediaTech
No, but some are made fun of for being scared e.g Mickey in S2E3 'School Reunion'
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
1 supporters
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0
No
51
0
Graham, the 13th Doctor's companion, has cancer, but does not die.
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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0
No
55
Yes
11
No
12
1
Pantalones
Davros is dying, and indeed very close to death, in the episodes "The Magician's Apprentice" and "The Witch's Familiar." It is never stated what exactly is killing him, but he is very weak and looks and sounds ill.
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Social
Yes
20
No
43
2
Pantalones
In the episode "The End of Time" a few unlucky homeless individuals are shown receiving food from a charity. They are murdered soon after by the Master.
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5
No
24
6
bobble
S8
 E7
The episode "Kill the Moon" can easily be interpreted as a bad anti-abortion analogy.
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Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Yes
7
No
51
4
S2
 E10
The villain is a green/grayish disgusting monster wearing only a strange underwear. He purposely looks too much like a fat person
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9
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10
1
Pantalones
In the episode "The Doctor Falls," the Twelfth Doctor gives a magnificent speech about finding purpose in life and in death. "Hey, you know, maybe there's no point in any of this at all, but it's the best I can do, so I'm going to do it. And I will stand here doing it till it kills me. You're going to die too, some day. How will that be? Have you thought about it? What would you die for? Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand, is where I fall."
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Spoiler
Yes
52
No
37
17
noname93
In the Christmas special "Last Christmas" the Doctor says he knows he is in a dream because Santa is there, and Santa isn't real
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Yes
2
No
20
3
At the end of each episode they show trailer for the next episode after the credits
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Yes
20
No
55
8
henryawells101
By far most episodes have a happy ending, either on TV or any other medium, with the Doctor saving the day with minimal loss of life, before, after being thanked by the survivors, going off to another adventure.

However, there are some rare exceptions to this rule, including, but not limited to, The War Games (the Doctor is successfully captured and executed by the Time Lords, before regenerating), Doctor Who and the Silurians", The Sea Devils", "Warriors of the Deep" (in all 3 cases, the Doctor fails to make peace between humans and an intelligent reptile race called the Silurians, resulting in a huge death toll for both species) "Blood Heat" (novel, the Doctor is forced to destroy an entire alternate universe), "He Jests at Scars" (audio drama, the Valeyard and Mel get trapped in suspended animation for all eternity, forever concious but unable to move or even scream), "Lucie Miller"/"To the Death" (two-part audio drama, three of the Doctor's companions die, driving him almost to insanity), and "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (two-parter, the Doctor is forcibly seperate from his companion Rose Tyler).

As I said, this is not a complete list, as there are probably more I've forgotten, not seen/read/listen to, or you may disagree on whether it counts as 'happy', but MOST stories not on this list SHOULD be safe.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
9 supporters
Yes
39
No
50
4
Wackd
At least two characters die in car crashes, one in Father's Day and one in Dark Water. Both events occur offscreen.
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Yes
21
No
37
0
eyjayy
S3
 E3
In "Gridlock" there are many cars trapped in traffic and I believe some scenes involve honking.
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
39
No
40
3
Aneesa
A plane almost crashes (but eventually safely lands) in "Spyfall Part 2".
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Yes
54
No
47
8
abundanceoflove
In s1e8 - “Father’s Day”, Pete (Rose’s dad) is hit by a car.
In s4e12 - “Turn Left”, Donna walks in front of a lorry and is hit.
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Violence
Yes
39
No
40
10
Wiw
In "Turn Left", in an alternate history where the Doctor dies, a space Titanic crashes into Buckingham Palace, annihilating London.
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Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
28
No
39
2
Mychael
It's usually quite mild if it is present
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
39
No
52
6
valkyrie_cain
In S11E8 The Witchfinders, a character drowns during a witch trial. There are also several attempted drownings which do not result in death.
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No
28
7
Anonymous
Guns are scene/used multiple times throughout the series, but it should be noted The Doctor has a deep hatred of them, refuses to use them, and distances himself from those who do.
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