The Originals

TV Show • 2013 • Sci-Fi  

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A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid and a werewolf.
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Does the dog die?
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Dislauname
Wolves die, not dogs but they may look like dogs to some
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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amy1
Most of the of the main characters, mainly Klaus, frequently display abusive behaviours and exhibit toxic co-dependency towards each other, and are often overly ruthless towards their enemies as a direct result of their childhood trauma. It's a major theme of the show that none of them can fully escape it. However they still succeed at giving Hope a much better childhood than they had. So, ultimately it ends with a note of optimism that the Mikaelson legacy will be less toxic with Hope, but the trope is played straight throughout the series, with much of Klaus' behaviour clearly stemming from a fear of being victimized again - a 'they can't hurt me if I hurt them first' mentality.
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Kris
Throughout season 1 a woman is repeatedly forced to forget things she has learnt through magical means and has to leave notes for herself to remember them, only to have this knowledge taken away again.
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Is a child abused?
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Kris
Throughout the show there are frequent flashbacks and references to violent child abuse on screen.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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amy1
S2
 E2
You don't see anything onscreen, but in a flashback it is mentioned that a character's horse has been killed and its head displayed on a pike in the town square
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Kris
Lots of animals die on screen, especially snakes which are gutted and burnt alive.
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Are animals abused?
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Kris
Lots of dead animals throughout the series that are killed on screen for sacrifices and the like, particularly snakes.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Kris
Many snakes are used and killed graphically for the purpose of sacrifices.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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amy1
S2
additional information on the age gap - due to most characters not having clear ages and the actors aging while their characters don't, the age gap looks worse than it is, but it's actually around 1-3 years, 4 at most. While we don't have a canon age for Kol, we can extrapolate from knowing the approximate ages of Freya, Finn and Elijah, that he was likely 18-20 when he was turned. Davina is 17/18 during season 2. Of course he's still hiding his identity at the beginning of their relationship, but the way the earlier comment is phrased makes it sound like the body he's possessing is significantly younger than his own when they're both late teens/early 20's. (Of course he's still over 1000 (minus probably a few hundred years spent daggered) but it's stated that vampires cannot mature past the age they were turned.)
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Bodily Harm
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Kris
Characters slice their own hands open with knives frequently.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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amy1
S5
 E1
Probably not technically quite cannibalism as humans and vampires are different species, but Klaus is shown taking a bite of a human's heart he rips out.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Technically they are not "alive" since they are vampires. But as a form of punishment they are stabbed in the heart and buried or put in a coffin until they decide to pull the dagger out and then they are fine
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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JJbean
Season 5 episode 2 near the end of the episode
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Kris
Broken bones and broken necks are frequent. Werewolf transformations involve the graphic and painful breaking of bones.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Kris
Commonly and extensively. Characters are often starved, bled out, physically and mentally tortured and forced to endure various punishments throughout the show.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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JCH1
yes. decapitation occurs. just be aware of potential gore during fighting scenes
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Kris
A town is lead to believe that a baby has died and a corpse of a stillborn is used for the ruse, including having the baby's body in a box.
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Kris
The main character exists because of his mother's infidelity and this is a major plot point for the series.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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SophiePatrice24
Someone PLEASE tell me where and when, I’m an extreme emetephobe
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Kris
Sounds of breaking bones and sounds accompanying people having their hearts ripped out are frequent.
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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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Medical
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Kris
A character tries to cure her uncle of a hex by using electro-shock therapy. This is done on screen and is a long and graphic scene.
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Laura_x01
S1
 E11
Only briefly, but Rebekah uses a needle to sedate Davina
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Kris
There is a plot line in season 2 revolving around characters being trapped in an abandoned sanatorium, coupled with hallucinations and various horror elements.
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Kris
Many of the villains are portrayed as being mentally ill or neurodivergent in some manner and are very violent.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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amy1
S2
 E21
A character is compelled by another to commit suicide by stepping into sunlight.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Kris
One of the main characters is a baby who cries frequently.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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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Kris
Season 1 finale features and very graphic and traumatising birth scene.
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Are there abortions?
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SarahTollemache1
Yes! Hayley considers and at one point tries to terminate her pregnancy! I don’t know why people have said no!!!
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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kaynolz
S2E16 about midway through the episode a character describes losing her baby
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amy1
S1
 E22
She doesn't stay dead, but a character is murdered moments after giving birth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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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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Kris
A gay man dies violently on screen on season 3.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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amy1
No actual incest, but lots of pseudo-incestuous weirdness. One of the main relationships is between two characters who are kinda aunt/nephew by adoption. They obviously don't view each other that way, and she presumably had no part in raising him, but it still might bother some people that he's dating his adopted father's sister/her brother's adopted son.

There's a lot of overlap with various family members dating the same people - one of the main relationships is between a man and a woman who is the mother of his niece, which begins while she is pregnant. Two characters briefly date early in the show before she becomes involved with his adopted father instead.

It's briefly mentioned that a character once took his sister as his date to a party before he knew she was his sister.

In season 3 a villainous brother/sister have an uncomfortably close/obsessive relationship.

No overt incest, but the unhealthy and abusive dynamic between a protagonist brother/sister, especially in season 1, could be enough to trigger some survivors - he behaves possessively towards her, murdering her lovers because 'they're not good enough for her' and appears jealous of her relationships with any other men.
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Sexism
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amy1
An abusive father frequently berates his son for being weak, cowardly, emotional and unmanly.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Klaus and Elijah stab each other with white oak stakes and both disintegrate/ die.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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amy1
S2
 E11
flashbacks to WWI
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