Life Is Strange

Video Game  Report
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princesscelestiastardis
In the episode Farewell of Before the Storm, which takes place several years before the main story, a character's pet cat passed away before the episode took place. It's not dwelled upon too much, but you do have the option to place a flower at the cat's grave, which will be noted by the characters if you choose to do so.
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beeblebrox
The scene in which a dog dies happens as the result of player choices, and not all players will see it. However, it is not obvious which choices will lead to this outcome. Discretion advised.
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Dreamdust1600
There is a dog who is mentioned to have been saved from a dog fighter, there is a choice that can lead to the dogs death, there are dead birds, and dead whales
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AngelPrincess
Butterflies play a big role in this game
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Sylvester
It's mentioned that one character rescued his dog from a dog fighting ring, but there's no dog fighting in the game
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Lara Magyar-Groom
Multiple birds through out the series
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rociovol6
There are dead birds and whales.
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nepetalei
In the prequel game, a boy stalks the main character and follows her to her love interest's home. This character is incredibly obsessive over her throughout the game.
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hfamiliaris
a 19 year old is slapped by her stepfather during an argument
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mad_melody
Max has frequent opportunities to get private information about people through conversations or looking through their things, then has the option to rewind time and use this private information to get those people to trust her.
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meganf3000
chloe's stepfather is emotionally and mentally abusive towards chloe and her mother, joyce, and depending on one of your choices on the first episode, physically abusive towards chloe.
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princesscelestiastardis
Several characters use drugs, although the most you see actually used on screen is pot. One character is a drug dealer, and a major puzzle involves using the drug dealer's list of customer contacts in order to find a culprit. Most, if not all the contacts are underage. Some of the drugs sold are hard drugs too. Additionally, the main antagonist drugs their victims so that they lie prone for their disturbing art pieces.
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shrubblanket
this may not count, but the main antagonist talks about a dead character and necrophilia with her. this is in a dream-like state where everything is very extreme and exaggerated though.
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frootsnak
The main villain is a man who drugs and kidnaps teenage girls, then photographs them while they are unconscious. Near the end of the game the protagonist is abducted by him and wakes up tied to a chair in a bunker
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AugustPerez
In episode 2, a character can commit suicide by jumping from a rooftop, however it's avoidable.
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nepetalei
In one ending, the entire town dies which includes a 16 year old boy, and obviously more unmentioned children.
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jdpamv
Not with an r but “t*rd” appears as graffiti in episode 1 and “libt*rd” in an email in episode 4.
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Dddd
A minor character gets cheated on with her boyfriend and was tricked into thinking her friend was involved
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princesscelestiastardis
The father of one of the main characters passed away in a car accident prior to the events of the game. This was a major turning point for said character's life, so it's brought up fairly frequently.
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eweeys
The main character is kidnapped in the final episode, and many other characters have been kidnapped before that as well.
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cutegoblingirl42
A semi-transparent deer seen several times is strongly implied to be the ghostly presence of a deceased character.
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scaredmystery
There's a minor jumpscare while looking for somebody. If I remember correctly, it takes place at the beginning of episode 3.
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nepetalei
There is a short shower scene that doesn't show any nudity and is non sexual.
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nepetalei
A girl vomits after digging up a dead body.
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shrubblanket
there are cops, but they are presented in a pretty neutral way
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Julia Rose Stevens
A man administers drugs to tends using syringes
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nepetalei
In the first game, a friend of the main character goes to the hospital after a failed suicide attempt (depending on the player's choice) and the main character visits her in the hospital. In the prequel game, the main characters love interest/best friend (depending on the player's choice) in the hospital after she is stabbed. This scene will happen regardless of player choice.
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Lovethefutureisthine
Depending on various choices, you may visit a character in a hospital. She is being treated for depression and attempted suicide. It doesn't specify it's a mental hospital.
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1289279
The pills mentioned above are an antidepressant (iirc fluoxetine) which, yes, is used to treat bulimia, but also commonly used to treat anxiety and depression. Since there's no other indication for an ED, it's far more likely the AD was prescribed for the latter.
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shrubblanket
there is a brief use of a variation of the r-slur (libt*rd) in an email. This is in episode 4. (!!SPOILERS!! you can only read the email if you blame david and he gets suspended from blackwell) there is also "t*rd" written as graffiti in the car park in episode 1. you will go there regardless of your choices. just a heads up for people who are sensitive to the r-slur :)
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princesscelestiastardis
Episode 2 culminates in a character attempting suicide. You intervene, and depending on what you choose, they can live or die. If they live, they recover and you visit them in a later episode, and get well cards are placed outside their dorm room, but if they die, then they remain dead for the rest of the game [it cannot be reversed like other near death experiences in the game] and it will be mentioned frequently by the characters and story. There will also be a memorial set up by the dorm room. Late in the game, you also have the option to assist a disabled character's suicide, as well.
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corpsepride
A character is heavily implied to be mentally ill through prescribed medication and doctors notes from therapists who are concerned for his safety. He attacks and threatens people multiple times, and also murders two people depending on the timeline.
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Dreamdust1600
Chloe has some ptsd from her dads death but it is not shown much in the first game, only the prequel
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Does a baby cry?
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VicM
There’s a flashing light at the Vortex Club party. It doesn’t stop while you’re there.
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Beelilys
In ep 5, if the main character fails a number code puzzle 50 times, she'll say she's going to get revenge on the devs for the number puzzles. It's most likely not going to happen unless you look for it though
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meganf3000
If Max looks at the home pregnancy test in Dana's room, then rewinds and doesn't touch it, only brings it up, Dana tells Max that she was pregnant, and strongly implies that she got an abortion previously. Nothing happens on screen, and Max can find a doctor's note which shows a previous appointment at a women's health clinic where she most likely got the abortion.
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AngelPrincess
One villain uses slurs against lesbians
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eweeys
There is a lot of ableism directed towards mentally ill characters, and the word 'psycho'/'psychotic' is used in a derogatory manner a ton.
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AngelPrincess
One villain uses slurs against lesbians
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princesscelestiastardis
Depending on your final decision, yes. Another character that was implied to be LGBT+ in the main game [and more or less confirmed to be in the prequel game depending on how you play it] has died by the time that the main story has started.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Dreamdust1600
It isn't shown on screen but there is a character who was drugged at a party and she says she felt gross, implying SA
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16Dork01
Several characters are said to have sex and it's brought up pretty often, but it all happens off screen. There's a plot point that involves a man taking photos of young girls in slightly sexually provocative poses against their will.
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persimmonx
You can interact with a homeless woman.
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princesscelestiastardis
There are two possible endings, and both are pretty big downers. One is slightly better than the other, but not by much.
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Zahraabed
At the beginning of episode 1, Chloe’s car screeches to get max in the car
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Thomas Veil
The car crash is a major plot point. The player deals with the aftermath of the crash, and especially the emotional trauma, at great length.
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Lovethefutureisthine
A dog can be hit by a car depending on a choice (I didn't make that choice so I'm not 100% certain of this)
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PengJHowell
After the opening credits of episode 1, a character reveals a gun and shoots another character in a school bathroom.
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viva
max will sometimes get a nosebleed when she has to time travel; blood due to gun violence is frequently shown, especially at the start of the game when a character is shot and a wound forms
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