Life Is Strange

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This video game contains 87 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
251 supporters
Yes
141
No
8
26
Anonymous
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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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
1
WinterWalkman
(SPOILER!) In the Farewell episode of Before the Storm, Max leaves a cassette tape saying goodbye to Chloe.
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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Yes
3
No
10
Yes
0
No
8
0
An animal is rescued, actually :)
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Abuse
Yes
14
No
0
1
CMster
Step parent
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Yes
1
No
4
Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
Yes
58
No
2
2
Dreamdust1600
It isn't very noticeable but in the second episode if you look out the window at the right time you can see warren trying to look into your window
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8
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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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
55 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
0
FlannelPants
One of the main characters, abused by the villains, can be seen as harmful to some.
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Yes
39
No
20
6
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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Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is a child abused?
79 supporters
Yes
102
No
0
14
hfamiliaris
a 19 year old is slapped by her stepfather during an argument
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Addiction
12
Anonymous
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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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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Yes
79
No
1
Does someone abuse alcohol?
8 supporters
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Yes
92
No
0
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
95 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Does a horse die?
68 supporters
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Yes
0
No
85
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
Yes
111
No
1
17
Lara Magyar-Groom
Multiple birds through out the series
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Are animals abused?
145 supporters
Yes
61
No
5
1
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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18
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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Yes
72
No
1
10
rociovol6
There are dead birds and whales.
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Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Are rabbits harmed?
49 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does a cat die?
126 supporters
Yes
66
No
8
10
Anonymous
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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Does a pet die?
114 supporters
Yes
13
No
0
0
kkcoolcat
There is a character who’s dog may be killed as a result of the player’s choices in the game. The player has the option to reverse these choices and replay immediately until they find a solution where the dog lives, but this still may result in the player seeing the dog killed (if not multiple times based on the amount of attempts).
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Does a dragon die?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
91
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
79
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
76
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
89
No
2
11
AngelPrincess
Butterflies play a big role in this game
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
14 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
2
CMster
A major plot point. Extremely disturbing.
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Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
Yes
1
No
9
2
cherry
i believe all of the characters involved are eighteen or slightly older, but there are large age gaps/unhealthy power dynamics
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Is someone held under water?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is rape mentioned?
50 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
2
Yesn't. The major villian of the game grooms and mistreats young adults, as well as kidnapping and photographing them while drugged. It's implied he assaults them.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
15 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Yes
22
No
0
2
NeutralGoodDruid
yes- in the fifth episode Max is tied to a chair, and in the second Chloe gets stuck in railroad tracks.
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Yes
79
No
0
4
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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Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Yes
0
No
8
3
Viomma
No, but there is some pretty triggering stuff implied, see sexual assault tag for more details.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
25 supporters
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Yes
2
No
59
Are any hands damaged?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there throat mutilation?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone struggle to breathe?
23 supporters
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Yes
6
No
32
Is there decapitation?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Yes
5
No
8
1
CMster
It is possible to see a character get hit by a train. This can be prevented.
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Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is someone burned alive?
29 supporters
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Yes
1
No
69
Is someone buried alive?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
47
Is there body horror?
35 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Is there amputation?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
41
Does a head get squashed?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
77
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there a hanging?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
53
Does someone asphyxiate?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are any teeth damaged?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
0
CMster
A number of characters are drugged, one is shown on-screen
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Does someone break a bone?
19 supporters
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Yes
6
No
52
Does someone have a seizure?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
4
Anonymous
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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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
38 supporters
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Yes
1
No
68
Is someone tortured?
67 supporters
Yes
106
No
0
5
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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Does someone fall down stairs?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
116
No
1
15
AugustPerez
In episode 2, a character can commit suicide by jumping from a rooftop, however it's avoidable.
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Is there eye mutilation?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
Is someone stabbed?
9 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
WonderNeverlandSystem
Depends, I consider getting injected by a needle to be a form of stabbing, especially since it is not consented to and results in kidnapping and such.
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Yes
5
No
16
1
gaywad69
in the 4th episode theres a bunch of gore
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does a kid die?
34 supporters
Yes
109
No
0
14
nepetalei
In one ending, the entire town dies which includes a 16 year old boy, and obviously more unmentioned children.
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Yes
3
No
8
0
FlannelPants
There is a 16 year old character that has says some sexual dialogue.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Death
1
gaywad69
in one ending, yes
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Yes
15
No
0
1
FlannelPants
No matter what, a major character is going to die. Its unavoidable.
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Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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Yes
14
No
1
Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
Yes
20
No
0
5
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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Yes
0
No
5
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
11
No
5
0
ArcherDevon
Not on screen, but it is described how one character overdosed another.
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Family
Yes
81
No
0
12
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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Does a parent die?
14 supporters
Yes
123
No
0
16
Anonymous
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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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
77
No
1
12
Dddd
A minor character gets cheated on with her boyfriend and was tricked into thinking her friend was involved
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
20 supporters
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Yes
2
No
33
Yes
14
No
0
0
CMster
There is a flashback where you can't prevent a character's death
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Fear
Yes
86
No
6
4
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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Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
64
Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
Yes
76
No
22
10
Anonymous
A semi-transparent deer seen several times is strongly implied to be the ghostly presence of a deceased character.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
2
No
80
1
CMster
It's animated, but there is a lot of water. Can definitely be disturbing/triggering.
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Is trypophobic content shown?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
94
No
0
18
nepetalei
There is a short shower scene that doesn't show any nudity and is non sexual.
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Are there mannequins?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
84
No
4
12
nepetalei
A girl vomits after digging up a dead body.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there on-screen pooping?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
2
No
56
Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
21 supporters
Yes
3
No
24
5
jdpamv
Chloe’s stepfather is very much not celebrated.
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Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there transphobic slurs?
42 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
67
Yes
102
No
0
10
Julia Rose Stevens
A man administers drugs to tends using syringes
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18
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.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
107
No
0
9
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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Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
71
Mental Health
Yes
17
No
2
1
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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1
WonderNeverlandSystem
Nathan, Chloe, Kate, and Dave are all mentally ill in some way or another, whether it be PTSD, Depression, a potential ED, BPD, etc.
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
54 supporters
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Yes
13
No
59
Is autism misrepresented?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
33
No
1
6
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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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
1
jaimeslovesgaimes
(SPOILER!!) a friend of the main character can attempt suicide by jumping off the girls dorm roof, but depending on your choices you can stop her from jumping
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Yes
12
No
0
1
CMster
Kind of a theme throughout the game.

Especially pronounced in a scene toward the end where the main character travels through a maze with scenes and characters and situations from throughout the game. Definitely unsettling, I'd consider it unstable/unhinged reality.
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Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
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Yes
1
No
15
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there body dysmorphia?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
63
Yes
29
No
0
Yes
58
No
1
0
WonderNeverlandSystem
Yes. Although the main one I think of is more of a meltdown than an anxiety attack, Nathan (if you're the kind of asshole who let's Warren beat him up in the dorms) rolls around on the floor mumbling to himself apologies and is clearly not okay.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
16 supporters
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Yes
9
No
47
9
Anonymous
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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Yes
5
No
36
6
Anonymous
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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21
Anonymous
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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Noxious
Yes
7
No
0
0
WonderNeverlandSystem
Everytime a flash(back?) to the tornado vision happens it is pretty sudden and for me the noises are pretty loud. As well as the sound of guns going off throughout the game.
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Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
Yes
71
No
3
0
FlannelPants
During certain points humming is heard in the background while the screen goes monochrome and shakes strongly, and while utilizing the main mechanic of the game the screen shakes.
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
0
There's some swearing and Chloe gives the middle finger sometimes
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9
VicM
There’s a flashing light at the Vortex Club party. It doesn’t stop while you’re there.
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Paranoia
0
FlannelPants
The beginning of episode two one of the characters is shown looking at the main character through a window. This is very avoidable however, and only lasts for a few seconds.
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Yes
23
No
2
7
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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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
53
Are there abortions?
15 supporters
Yes
33
No
25
10
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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Are there babies or unborn children?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
16
Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
68
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
48
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
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Yes
5
No
50
Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
59
Yes
47
No
4
14
AngelPrincess
One villain uses slurs against lesbians
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Yes
0
No
39
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
Yes
79
No
1
8
AngelPrincess
One villain uses slurs against lesbians
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
19 supporters
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Yes
5
No
2
Yes
159
No
0
28
Anonymous
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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20
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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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Race
Is there blackface?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Relationships
Yes
10
No
3
0
CMster
One storyline with major age gap/power imbalance, but definitely not a relationship.

Another storyline where a teenage character is revealed to have had a secret relationship with a much older character.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Sex
Yes
74
No
0
12
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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Is someone sexually objectified?
31 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Are there nude scenes?
28 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
1 supporters
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Yes
1
No
62
Sexism
Yes
2
No
9
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does someone have a chronic illness?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Yes
8
No
0
0
CMster
A character has survived a car crash but is left parapalegic. Their prognosis is terminal and you have the option to kill them.
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Social
Yes
18
No
1
5
persimmonx
You can interact with a homeless woman.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there fat suits?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Anonymous
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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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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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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Zahraabed
At the beginning of episode 1, Chloe’s car screeches to get max in the car
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Does a plane crash?
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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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Violence
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CMster
Not nuclear, but there is at least one massive explosion
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Is there blood/gore?
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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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Does someone drown?
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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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