Doki Doki Literature Club

Video Game • 2017  Report
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HaloCollies
There are no dogs on this game, but be careful:This game is still disturbing.
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lunaiichxn
yes, but actually no, there is an audio clip somewhere in the game files which when played many assumed to be audio of a rat/mouse being ripped apart due to the squeaking noises and the sounds of veins pulsing and flesh stretching, but (MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING) other people think that this was most likely the sounds of sayori when she hanged her self and was struggling to breathe
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JoyFlameball
None of the characters have pets that we know of.
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nyancatspunksibling
No dogs in the game.
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v4mp1r3b4tz
spiders are mentioned in a poem, but there are no pictures of spiders.
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meganf3000
no animals other than humans in this game
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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7
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SirDerpymister
Besides humans, no live animals are seen throughout the entire game.
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nyancatspunksibling
Yeah, natsuki /j
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lulaawashere
No images of spiders, but there is a poem with mentions of spiders.
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nyancatspunksibling
No cats in the game. Natsuki does wear an adorable shirt with a cat though :)
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Jadespade
In Act 2 Monika gaslights the other girls, especially Yuri, by saying that her supposed weird behavior is being exaggerated by them and that they are the ones who are being too clingy to MC.
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nyancatspunksibling
Yuri is extremely creepy towards the player in the second play through, including using the players pen for self pleasure. There are some scenes that imply stalking by Yuri. Monika’s entire “i see what’s in your computer” thing is extremely triggering to paranoia.
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pond
It is implied that Natsuki’s father physically harms her, but it is never shown on screen.
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
Natsuki's father is neglectful and abusive, to the point that he forgets to give his child money for food at school and usually forgets to buy food for her at home. It's implied that he also beats her (moreso in the second playthrough when an alternate speech bubble of Natsuki's states that her dad would beat the s**t out of me" if he caught her reading manga at home).
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robinner
Natsuki’s father is implied to abuse alcoholic substances.
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Moominland
Yuri seems to be addicted to self harming
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nyancatspunksibling
No, but an avoidable scene with Natsuki could be described as being very creepy. Just don’t do the weekend with Natsuki to avoid it
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pigeonhead
Natsuki's father does neglect her and physically abuse her, however it is left up to interpretation whether or not he sexually abuses her. It is possible, but never explicitly stated.
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nyancatspunksibling
Yes. Natsuki is held up against a wall in a baking scene, while it is avoidable. A non avoidable scene shows Yuri holding the player in a closet.
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cdx7
Your finger gets a small cut on it if you make the banner for the festival with Yuri.
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HaloCollies
Sayori's body is shown hanging followed by a really disturbing sequence of images.
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Rain
Several jumpscares involving distorted eyes, some which show blood spurting from a character's eye.
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mistersandman
Arguably, yes— multiple characters are not in control of their own feelings and are subjected to horrible actions and fates at the hands of another character controlling them.
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nyancatspunksibling
If you look too far into Sayori’s scene, her fingers are bloody. Monika tells you about her death in detail if you continue to talk to her in the third playthrough. Yuri’s scenes depict self harm and an extremely gorey and unavoidable stabbing scene, including audible depictions of stabbing and scenes of the blood drying. In a secret ending, there’s audio gore. In a “lucky” scene, Yuri has bloody eyes. If Natsuki hates your poem (a bit hard to do, make it extremely based on Yuri) her eyes will pop out. There is also a neck snapping jumpscare scene which includes audio.
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
One of the girls you can date, Yuri, self-harms with knives. This is made plainly evident in the second playthrough of the game, whereas it's only alluded to in the first (it's in this playthrough that, if the player pursues her, there is a scene where the player character accidentally cuts his finger with one of Yuri's knives).
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thedogmightdie
We can assume that because *SPOILERS* Sayori has bloody fingertips in her hanging scene that she didn't instantly die and asphyxiated/was alive long enough to try and get out of the noose
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Redstoneboi
Monika may reveal to the player in the third playthrough that Sayori improperly hanged herself and suffocated from the rope, instead of snapping her neck quickly like it should have.
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heibonna
in one of the jumpscares, natsuki's neck bends at an awful angle
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HaloCollies
No, but there are violent glitches and flashing lights.
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Azencar
No, nobody falls to their death. Falling to your death refers to dying from the impact of the fall, such as falling off a building or cliff. The only deaths are suicides by hanging and stabbing.
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SiRenfield
All the characters are 18 (presumably in their senior year) albeit Natsuki looks much younger than she actually is due to being underdeveloped so that might still make some a bit uncomfortable. And granted even then there’s no explicit sexual content in the game
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princesscelestiastardis
Two of the characters, both high schoolers, commit suicide.
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nyancatspunksibling
(SPOILER FREE: Very lightly.) Monika could be described as sacrificing herself, as well as Sayori’s whole “now everyone can be happy…” thing.
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Lego_Lover
While the main character flirts with several girls at once, there is no commitment involved unless you actively choose one of the girls.
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meganf3000
no parents seen or even mentioned (other than natsuki's abusive father)
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LaurenKing
There is an extended sequence in act 3 where the player is held against their will. Note that this is not the player CHARACTER but they player themselves. The character holding the player will address them directly.
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CormorantColors
No, but stuffed toys are shown prominently in the background of Sayori’s hanging which might make the scene slightly more distressing to some
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cdx7
The bodies or images of characters who have died are shown momentarily or as images that slowly combine with or are patched into another, as if they are haunting the player.
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
[SPOILERS] In the first playthough, it could be argued that the player character discovering Sayori's hanging body could be considered a jump scare, since there is no music in the minutes leading up to it and the screen is black immediately before (upon making the discovery, loud, distorted music starts playing). In the second playthrough, there are plenty of jumpscares, from glitches" to characters literally jumping at the player.
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nyancatspunksibling
Yeah, the player character (JOKE)
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Liatai
Not by a spirit or haunt, but characters' actions and thoughts are manipulated heavily by a near-supernatural influence beyond their control and in-universe understanding. [SPOILERS] It depends whether you count manipulating a video game character's code by another character to make them act a specific way" as possession, really. [END SPOILERS]
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CalamityTrack
Near the end of act 2 Yuri gives you a poem covered in blood and a yellow substance that's assumed to be pee, she isn't shown doing it and it was (most likely) done on purpose but it's worth noting anyway
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cuddlybeagle
One of the characters (Natsuki) is shown throwing up after seeing another character's (Yuri) dead body.
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lunaiichxn
there is the sounds of flesh stretching and veins pulsing in the game files, which is heavily implied to be the sounds of sayori being slowly suffocated, and there’s also the sound of the knife going into yuri’s body, and there’s also often some audio where there is heart beating (in a disturbing way) although i don’t know if that last bit counts
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UltraDespairBear
There are no cops or any mention of cops in the game, so there is no copaganda present.
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nyancatspunksibling
They are described in Portrait of Marcov but nothing else and it’s avoidable
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nyancatspunksibling
In Yuri’s book there are extreme depictions of medical torture. Can be avoided by writing poems for Natsuki in the second playthrough
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sushi
While there are no explicit straightforward anxiety attacks, there are many instances of characters displaying mental health issues explicitly, most notably depression.
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koroneinugami
there's heart beating noises, as well as some disturbing audio in the files. it really just depends on what bothers you.
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potiondevotion
Yes.. (and they both succeed)
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runasoul
It’s arguable that the characters could after the events of the game, but no one has explicit PTSD over the game’s duration
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heibonna
someone is deprived of food, though
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JudgeAngels
Yuri is very obviously mentally ill even though she's not violent towards others she is violent to herself
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princesscelestiastardis
Two characters commit suicide; you only see the aftermath of the hanging, but the stabbing happens in front of you and is extremely disturbing. You are then forced by the game to watch the character's body over the in-game weekend. The still image/scene of the previous suicide by hanging can turn up in randomized events.
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princesscelestiastardis
Yuri is shown having cut herself in the second act. You don't see the action take place, but the wounds on her arm are rather graphic.
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zjoast
I don't think you all know what body dysmorphia is. No, no character expresses dysmorphia. No, body dysmorphia is not the same thing as body horror.
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MayoiSnail
No character says anything to the effect of "I'll kill myself", but characters do tell other characters to kill themselves and suicide is shown onscreen and discussed.
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itsjadeharley413
In the second playthrough, Yuri pulls the protagonist into a closet and stares at him with human eyes while breathing heavily.
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heibonna
no flashing strobe, but there are quick and bright movements along the story.
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Does a baby cry?
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heibonna
not in the same way of movies, but slightly moving around the characters to create tension when the screen gets darker and fuzzier for a jumpscare
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runasoul
A self-aware character near the game’s end will find your PC or Steam name (in a safe, virus-free way) and address you with it instead of the name you chose at the game’s start. Smaller, less noticeable fourth wall breaks are made by the character beforehand to hint at the truth.
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nyancatspunksibling
Why did someone say yes
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hyperjenb
Some insensitive remarks about depressed characters, but it's not usually intentionally cruel. Specifically, a character gets playfully mocked for her poor sleeping and eating habits, which are later revealed to be depression symptoms. The player character later remarks on her for not trying hard enough to get out of bed but quickly corrects himself that it's not that simple for her. A more cruel example in Act 2 is a character getting made fun of for self-harm, but it's not clear if her self-harm is due to depression anyway.
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normelmutant
(SPOILERS) monika expresses romantic interest in the player, regardless of gender, and eventually has to be deleted from the game's files in order to progress
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starboymomota
[SPOILERS!] While all of the characters are cisgender and are not misgendered, the player themselves can be misgendered by Monika, who wonders what gender the player is and then continues to refer to them as her boyfriend." This can be upsetting/triggering for some.
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meganf3000
Not really a fat joke but there is a bit of talk about Yuri's big chest (Yuri requesting to sit on the floor against the wall rather than in a desk when you spend time with her due to backaches caused by her massive chest and Natsuki says her chest grew bigger since the player joined the club) but overall there is no fat-shaming, body shaming, or fat jokes.
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HunterHikari
The 5 characters you see in the game are all light-skinned Japanese people, so no.
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starsong
all characters are highschoolers
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
Not explicitly shown, but heavily alluded to: in the second playthrough, Yuri becomes obsessed with the player character, to the point that she admits to stealing a pen from him and using it to touch herself inappropriately. She even at one point speaks of wanting to crawl inside" his skin to be close to him.
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idonom
I don't think some of you guys know what sexual objectification means. it's when someone is boiled down to their appearance and is treated like an object instead of a person. In a visual novel like this, it would be done via outfits, poses, or the angle of the CGs. With this in mind, I can't find any kind of sexual objectification in the game. The closest thing I can think of is Monika (SPOILER) only being attracted to the player because they're "real", but I think that one's a bit of a stretch. So, unless I'm missing something, I'm gonna say there's none in this game.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Jaylin
While not EXPLICITLY stated, there is a poem written by Natsuki which MAY imply sexual abuse, but is likely to just mean parental abuse in the form of lack of privacy (no locked doors, phone checks, no friends over or going out, etc)
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Felicia Flutters Schuman
The easiest endings to get are not happy ones, no [and there are many different endings, much like the Japanese dating sims on which the game is based]. There is a true", happy ending that you can get but it requires a lot of extra time and effort that most players don't put in (it requires the player to make several save files and pursue each girl individually right up to the point where one of the girls commits suicide, which cannot be prevented - the true, happy ending features the characters who committed suicide, Sayori and Yuri, being alive and happy, and Sayori thanks the player for devoting so much time and energy to make each girl feel special).
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Gjhurd
There are no cars at all in this game
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CupcakeTheSpoilerer
No. All of the suicides commited are either by hanging or stabbing and no character ever uses a gun
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HollyRogan
There isn't a lot of blood until *SPOILERS* Yuri stabs herself to death after confessing her love to the main character. Sayori's fingers are slightly bloody during her hanging scene, possibly implying she changed her mind and started to claw at her noose.
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probablyapineapple
you don't see anyone drown, but there is a chance of unlocking a "special poem" where a character describes a dream involving drowning
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