Riverdale

TV Show • 2017 • Mystery  

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Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
This tv show contains 100 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
149 supporters
Yes
19
No
79
3
dontkillanimals
This show contains every trigger. There’s just 24/7 coming new episodes and seasons, so the answers here are not up to date.
Yes. A dog die. Not on screen but mentioned.
Also mentioned a off-ground dog fight circle. (Where dogs die)
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
37 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
0
emory
Reggie has a complicated relationship with his physically abusive father
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is there on-screen pooping?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is autism misrepresented?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
0
S7
 E16
betty’s older sister, polly, is abandoned by their parents
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Abuse
Yes
5
No
0
1
S7
 E16
betty’s mother slaps her after abandoning her older sister
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Yes
51
No
1
2
Blah
In season 4 pretty much all of the houses in the neighbourhood have been sent a tape that shows a six hour long footage of the house.
2 comments | Add comment
2
Hello
Its mentioned

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1
6od
*****SPOILER***** betty’s father who was abused as a kid ends up being a serial killer.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
42
No
7
3
Blah
In Season 4 episode 4 a character makes their partner question their sanity by making them believe that their home is haunted.
1 comment | Add comment
Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
72
No
1
3
meganjohnstonn
Cheryl is verbally abused by her mother throughout the entirety of the show. Veronica’s father is extremely emotionally abusive and manipulative
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Addiction
3
ImnormalJustlikeyou
Jingle jangle it’s called, many kids in town take it but not much can be seen of kids taking it
3 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
6 supporters
Yes
61
No
5
3
HogwartsAvenger
Drug addictions
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
80
No
0
6
SilkyHearted
Jughead's father, was, at one point, a heavy alcoholic, and we see that early on in the series.
1 comment | Add comment
Animal
0
S7
 E5
when betty is d*ad on the table, that’s when spiders will happen soon. skip about 30 seconds.
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Does a horse die?
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
54
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Add comment
Yes
76
No
6
Are animals abused?
94 supporters
Yes
65
No
14
6
Srimayaa
There are two replayed scenes in season four where Betty kills a cat as a child. You don't see the cat but it makes a sound
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1
Amanda2
On 5-13 it’s revealed that dog fighting is in riverdale, however nothing is shown and the ringleader is beaten up and the dogs are saved
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
52
No
4
0
LaviniaTemple
Betty kills her cat as a child because she (the cat) has been hit by a car. It’s not super graphic but there is a noise as the cat is killed with a rock.
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Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
71
No
28
7
Anonymous
season 4 episode 5 betty murders a cat that got hit by a car gets shown twice
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
1
Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
60
Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
14
No
39
2
Cheryl wears a golden spider broach throughout the show & black widow spiders are shown on or around Veronica as she develops her powers in s6.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there snakes?
9 supporters
Yes
86
No
1
3
Tcktstcrckts
But only on the southside.~
6 comments | Add comment
Are there bugs?
13 supporters
Yes
20
No
49
13
ImnormalJustlikeyou
Only bughead 😉
3 comments | Add comment
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
S1
 E1
In the first episode a sophmore student and teacher sleep together
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Is someone held under water?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Is rape mentioned?
35 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Is someone restrained?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Yes
62
No
4
3
Hello
Cheryl gets drugged at the beginning of season two but she is saved before she can get raped
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
46
No
3
Does someone struggle to breathe?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
30
No
0
Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
Yes
6
No
17
1
ariya
No, but in episode 7 of season 4 a character lies to members of their family that they ate another member of the family in order to scare them away.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone crushed to death?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
41
No
15
2
Srimayaa
In season four Veronica burns someone alive in self-defence. It is not graphic you just see flames on their jacket
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
2
3
Srimayaa
In season 4 a character is placed in a coffin overnight, but they aren't buried
3 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Is there amputation?
10 supporters
Yes
39
No
0
3
emetophobiacheck
In season 3, Betty's father, Hal Cooper, Cuts off his own hand in order to fake his own death.
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Does a head get squashed?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
48
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there a hanging?
19 supporters
Yes
65
No
2
1
Hello
Clifford hangs himself
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone asphyxiate?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Yes
44
No
14
2
charlotteanne_l
In season 3 a character’s teeth are pulled out
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Does someone become unconscious?
0 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
63
No
1
3
thatothergirl
A character breaks his hand/arm (?) punching through ice in an attempt to rescue another character
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
78
No
1
4
Anonymous
season 3 episodes 1 and 3 ( or maybe 2) both have seizure scenes
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
35 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
12
Yes
41
No
13
2
emetophobiacheck
The janitor of the High School sends Betty his cut off finger in a little gift box.
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Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
69
No
3
7
Anonymous
season 2 at some point- someones serpent tattoo is carved off their skin
season 2 end- a character is beaten close to death
season 3 achie is used in prison to be part of an underground fight club run by warden
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
2
1
Scarecrow113
Penelope Blossom, Cheryl's mom, pushes her mother-in-law down the stairs, but it happens offscreen
1 comment | Add comment
3
riah
season 3 someone jumps out of a window and falls to their death
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
23
2
JenNe
In season 5 ep. 2 someone is murdered and has their eyes gouged out by the killer, nothing is shown, only discussed in the morgue
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Is there excessive gore?
42 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
1
Children
Yes
4
No
1
0
Giizmo
There are mentions, but it never happens
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Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
77
No
1
2
LaviniaTemple
In season one a seventeen year old is murdered by being shot in the head, and in season three several teenagers are murdered at a school dance.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
0
CallstoCorrina
honestly all through seasons 1-4 but it gets excessive for like the first half of season 7 where there’s a redicuolous amount of sex talk and sexualisation of the characters who are juniors (i beleive) in season 7. the show is notorious for sexualising minor characters (but there like no sexualisation really when they are adults just when they’re teens)
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
40
No
0
Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
75
No
2
3
thatothergirl
There are several parents who die
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
49
No
0
Is a child's toy destroyed?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
15
Does a family member die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Yes
58
No
4
2
hanakoyugi
a lot
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
14
No
37
3
Briefly during a seance in season 6, episode 2.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Yes
55
No
4
4
Anonymous
One character sees a hallucination of her dead twin brother with his fatal injury present. He reaches toward her and she's frightened.
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Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
47
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
Are there razors?
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5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
67
No
1
3
Boiiiiiii
Shower seeexxxxx
1 comment | Add comment
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
2
Does someone vomit?
49 supporters
Yes
77
No
4
19
emetophobiacheck
S2 E13 at 11:00. S3 E1 at 40:00. S3 E4 at 27:00. S3 E5 at 41:00. S3 E8 at 1:00.
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Does someone spit?
5 supporters
Yes
36
No
9
1
Saranya0103
In an episode in Season 3 titled “The Midnight Club,” characters spit on their hands.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
21
No
2
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
1
Medical
Yes
8
No
36
4
HogwartsAvenger
No but a a woman from soqm threatens a girl with "The shock chair"
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
52
No
4
0
Hello
Not used but shown
2 comments | Add comment
9
Anonymous
during season 2 cheryl is sent by her mother to a gay conversion therapy facility
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
68
No
0
2
McKenzieWilkes
There are occasional hospital scenes with characters being shot or injured throughout the duration of the show.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have cancer?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
42
Mental Health
Yes
12
No
1
0
NekoKitten
Several characters struggling with PTSD starting in season 4 or 5
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Yes
62
No
3
7
meganjohnstonn
A self harm joke is made in season 1. Something veronica says along the lines of, “that is so sad it makes you want to cut your wrists” refering to one of archie’s songs
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
16
No
0
0
emmamarie.c_
multiple psychopaths and murderers
1 comment | Add comment
0
Scarecrow113
S1
 E13
Cheryl tries to drown herself, but is rescued by Archie
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Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
Yes
4
No
7
0
Bozjudd
occasional eating scenes - all of the characters chew relatively softly and its not to triggering mostly but there are a few bad ones - usually not a concern
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Is there body dysmorphia?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
30
Yes
12
No
2
Yes
52
No
1
0
undeadcoymolly
Cheryl had one the first game after her brother died where someone else wore his number. For a moment, he looked like her brother and she broke down and ran to the locker room.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
40
No
8
6
Srimayaa
In season four a character is put into a coffin overnight
1 comment | Add comment
9
Anonymous
In one episode Cheryl's mother mocks her anorexia in an attempt to belittle her.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
0
ImNotOkay
but one character can be in the spectrum
2 comments | Add comment
5
Anonymous
ending of season 1 a character attempts suicide by drowning.
in season 3 episodes 1 2 and 3 (all thats realeased so far) theres more kids trying to. in the ifrst 2 kids sacrifice themselves in a cult like fashion. one of them lives , only to jump out of his hospital room window. in the 3rd a girl assosiated with the 2 boys tries drinking poision but is taken to the hospital.

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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Yes
14
No
26
0
amanaplanacanalpanama
There are multiple episodes where there is a heavy amount of camera footage, a few documentary style episodes, and a lot of camera panning and quick movements.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
2
Are there flashing lights or images?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
25
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Yes
7
No
3
1
Season 6, episode 5. It explains the previous 4 episodes of the season and the designation of Jughead as narrator. These first 5 episodes of season 6 are part of a special event/parallel universe to make the Sabrina crossover make sense. You can skip these episodes without missing canon plot.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
Yes
7
No
28
0
Blah
Not on screen just mentioned.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
6
No
38
1
amanaplanacanalpanama
For two characters, they were both attempted to be forced to have an abortion, but it didn't happen. There is some other talk, but nothing on screen and nothing actually happens.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
0
Yes
6
No
36
1
devour
Loads of people are saying no do I'm assuming these answers aren't up to date; in season 6 someone gets pregnant but she loses her baby.
2 comments | Add comment
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
36
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
Yes
44
No
3
4
thatothergirl
A character makes a comment about another's weight in the first episode
4 comments | Add comment
Does the black guy die first?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
40
Yes
35
No
2
3
emmaannealy
cheryl's mother does not accept her homesexuality, she has hurtful words against her daugter (season 2, ep 15)
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Yes
39
No
4
0
bellaswanemotiongenerator234
script
1 comment | Add comment
0
jdpamv
Queer people and drag queens are misrepresented. Kevin’s only trait is being the “soft gay guy” stereotype. The show is known for queerbaiting with scenes of Betty and Veronica kissing but no acknowledgement of their feelings for each other. They also do the same thing with Joaquin and Archie. An asexual character is straightwashed.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
61
No
12
10
Tilugerna
joaquin died bro he was gay
6 comments | Add comment
0
emory
Lots of calling people "crazy" etc.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there n-words?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
Yes
25
No
3
9
SiRenfield
A character that is asexual in the source material is straightwashed into an allosexual much to the backlash of fans and even their own actor
1 comment | Add comment
Relationships
Yes
9
No
1
3
punkymuppet
S1
Student/teacher relationship for the first part of the season.
1 comment | Add comment
Sex
Yes
69
No
1
9
Hello
Literally every episode
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
Are there nude scenes?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
4
Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
Yes
67
No
1
4
thatothergirl
A character gets pregnant with a boy she didn't know was her cousin
2 comments | Add comment
Sexism
Yes
6
No
1
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
5
No
2
0
Giizmo
It’s heavily implied that nana rose has memory loss
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Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
Yes
27
No
5
3
Mallory10100
technically the show isn’t over yet
1 comment | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
53
No
0
Does a car honk or tires screech?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
0
Does a plane crash?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
42
Yes
34
No
14
6
thatothergirl
in season 4 a character is killed in a hit-and-run
4 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
40
Is there blood/gore?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
59
No
0
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
60
No
3
6
Anonymous
A teenager is presumed to have drowned, but it is later revealed said character was murdered. Another teenager is held underwater in a hot tub until he sputters for air, but he survives.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
50
No
1
2
HogwartsAvenger
Guns are often used and many gunshots sound.
3 comments | Add comment