Parasyte -the maxim-

TV Show • 2014 • Animation  

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Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites. Shinichi and Migi find themselves caught in between these two sides of the struggle over planet earth.
This tv show contains 39 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
1 supporters
Yes
20
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0
5
canidaeTrot
one dog is possessed by one of the parasytes, and another was hit by a car
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
61 supporters
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0
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0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
50 supporters
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0
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0
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is someone burned alive?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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11
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1
1
amwhite91
The parasites are able to know where all other nearby parasites are, and sometimes seek them out. A human girl also has a similar ability and develops a crush on the protagonist. She keeps trying to follow him and seek him out using this ability.
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Is there domestic violence?
57 supporters
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0
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8
Yes
0
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7
0
BlatantSharp
There clearly is emotional (not to mention physical) abuse in the show, but various villains have a habit of being more direct and blunt about their feelings of hatred. They do not lie about their intentions in the way gaslighting does. At the very least, they are honest about being villains.
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
0
No
5
2
Envy
Not necessarily abuse, but a baby is repeatedly held by the back of his clothes and the mother of the child threatens to use him as a shield when the protagonist mentions something about attacking her. Another character also threatens to toss him off of a balcony. He remains unharmed though.
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Addiction
Yes
0
No
6
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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0
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5
Yes
8
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2
1
amwhite91
As a result of grief over losing his wife, the protagonist's father starts drinking heavily. This seems to get resolved later on, as no consequences for this drinking take place.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
82 supporters
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0
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3
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Are animals abused?
129 supporters
Yes
13
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1
4
canidaeTrot
a cat's lower body is placed in sand and some guys try throwing rocks at it, it's saved by the main guy
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3
amwhite91
If you want to get technical, a dog taken over by a parasite kills and eats another dog.
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Is there a dead animal?
73 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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1
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2
Does a cat die?
114 supporters
Yes
0
No
9
1
canidaeTrot
there are some guys trying to throw rocks at a cat, but the cat isn't hit and gets saved by the main guy
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Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
Yes
7
No
3
2
radtrash
Twice we see the a spider crawling on the table at breakfast with the protagonist, but they are not close up shots.
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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0
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9
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
1
amwhite91
The parasites have a bug-like appearance (specifically looking like worms) before they take over a host.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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0
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3
Is rape mentioned?
47 supporters
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1
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4
Yes
9
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3
8
elliottcoka
A character in the first episode is assaulted when the main character gropes her breast. I believe it’s implied it wasn’t meant to happen, that it was a parasyte controlling his hand. Nonetheless, it was unconsensual & qualifies as assault.
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3
Bodily Harm
Yes
7
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amwhite91
The parasite characters attack by turning their bodies into blades. As such, there is a lot of cutting/stabbing throughout.
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1
amwhite91
Often when the parasites are killed/cut off from their hosts, they make sounds as if they are struggling to breathe.
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Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
10
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0
0
Yes. People get infected my a parasite and want to eat other humans
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Is someone buried alive?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
Serenity17
The entirety of the show is full of heads (and limbs) morphing in unnatural ways.
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
1
Envy
Repetitive amputation, as parasytes decapitate their hosts to take over their bodies. Limbs are also chopped off during various fights with other parasytes throughout the show.
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Yes
9
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0
2
amwhite91
Many times. In particular, there is a scene where a parasite pushes someone's head against a wall so hard his skull is crushed.
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Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are any teeth damaged?
31 supporters
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Yes
1
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4
Does someone break a bone?
17 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
10
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0
4
amwhite91
The main character has a parasite living in his right hand for most of the show. Consequently, when the parasite is in charge, the hand and fingers are able to take unnatural shapes.
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Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
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0
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4
1
amwhite91
In the very last episode, it looks as if Murano will fall to her death, but Shinichi manages to catch her.
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Is there eye mutilation?
68 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Yes
4
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0
0
Serenity17
S1
Many of the parasites’ victims are stabbed or cut in half, often with large amounts of blood.
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Children
Yes
3
No
1
1
Serenity17
S1
 E17
In episode 17, one character abducts a parasite’s baby and threatens to throw them off a cliff.
They are returned to their mother unharmed.
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Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
1
amwhite91
The detective character's child is killed by a parasite. A parasite also kills a number of the protagonists' high school classmates.
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Is a minor sexualized?
68 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Family
Yes
6
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2
0
KittycatStudios
In one scene the main protagonist and his friend kidnap a private eye who saw their parasites.
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Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
1
amwhite91
The protagonist's mother is killed by a parasite. A detective character's wife, who is the mother of his child, is also killed by a parasite. Finally, a parasite who gives birth to a human child gets killed.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a family member die?
15 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
37 supporters
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Yes
7
No
3
Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
Yes
13
No
0
1
AidanAJ
The show is about people getting possessed by parasites
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
0
BlatantSharp
More of a science fiction show than a supernatural show.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there a shower scene?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Gross
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
3
amwhite91
A human character vomits upon seeing a parasite kill a human.
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Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is there audio gore?
36 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Yes there’s a lot of audio gore
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are needles/syringes used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there a mental institution scene?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
7
No
0
0
amwhite91
The protagonists' father ends up in a hospital due to a head injury after his wife is murdered.
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Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Mental Health
Yes
5
No
4
1
KittycatStudios
In an early scene, a parasite who infected someone cuts off his own hand while trying to convince Migi (the main character's parasite) to come with him.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
9
No
0
1
BlatantSharp
Having a parasyte take over your hand is going to make someone really hate their bodies.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
1
BlatantSharp
Various individuals and crowds of people are repeatedly shown to be sent in a panic across various episodes of the show, often accompanied by action dubstep or electronic music.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
3
Anonymous
A character in a flash back is described to have attempted suicide but did not go through with it
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
26 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Are there flashing lights or images?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
1
amwhite91
A parasite becomes pregnant with a human child, but we only ever see her before and after the birth of the child, not the birth itself.
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Are there abortions?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
0
There is a parasite woman who becomes and is shown pregnant, but there are no birth scenes or images.
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Does someone miscarry?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
8
1
AidanAJ
A woman dies with a baby in her arms
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does the black guy die first?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
0
No
5
1
amwhite91
No slurs, but at one point, when the protagonist attempts to defend a classmate who is being beat up by a gang, a member of the gang calls the victim of the beating the protagonists' boyfriend.
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Yes
4
No
4
Are there n-words?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Sex
Yes
12
No
1
2
canidaeTrot
There's a non-graphic scene between two adult figures standing naked together, meant to be symbolic of their attempts to create a child-- the second instance is (SPOILER) a sex scene between two main characters- it is however, tasteful and not too graphic [both are 18 at that point in time]
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Yes
1
No
2
0
Demonkittycat666
Breifly we see some nudity but, nothing too graphic
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Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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61 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
0
No
9
1
BlatantSharp
(Spoilers) Not a sad ending, but not much of a happy ending either. In the manga, the parasyte in the main character’s hand eventually becomes good, and when everything is resolved, disappears into his body. It reappears after a long period of time, to save him from being killed, and it is the last time it reappears. The parasyte said that it is processing a lot of inward research to understand much of the universe, in solitude, and talking or fighting will just take much of the time away from this process. So it said goodbye a final time, feeling for the first time, some hint of warm emotions.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
1
Envy
In one of the early episodes, the main character saves a child from being hit by a car. What happened to the person in the car is never shown.

Later on, a truck also collides with one of the parasytes.
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
2
No
6
1
AidanAJ
Someone almost gets hit by a car
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
12
No
0
2
amwhite91
There is an extreme amount of blood and gore throughout.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
5
1
canidaeTrot
a man almost drowns, but is saved before it occurs
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
0
Envy
A woman is shot to death by police in later episodes. Police also later raid a building in search of parasytes and kill several people, many of them human, with guns.
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