LISA: the Painful

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This video game contains 86 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
210 supporters
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23
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5
LordGabbe
first enemy you fight, not graphic whatsoever
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Skullboye
Queen Roger seems like a stereotypical mischaracterization of a queer person, but in reality he's a badass crossdresser that can pull his weight in combat.
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Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
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Is there BDSM?
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Is someone choked?
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Abandonment
1
Rat404
Yes. Buddy is abandoned by her biological father.
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Abuse
Yes
7
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1
Sibelos
At the start of the game Brad's father throws a beer bottle at him.
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infyrnal
The main character confronts his abusive father later in life, who claims to have changed. He is not forgiven, but the main character's daughter sides with the abusive father, creating a moral dilemma.
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Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
Yes
13
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3
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Rat404
Buzzo stalks Brad in LISA: The Painful. It seems as though Dr. Yado stalks him as well, even more than Buzzo does.
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5
sushi
The game centers around domestic violence and abusive parents, both past and, debatably, present, and the trauma of being a survivor of an abusive situation.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
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1
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7angerine
A number of the central characters were in violent/abusive relationships with partners/parents and go on to become violent and abusive in other relationships.
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Is someone gaslighted?
28 supporters
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18
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Is someone abused with a belt?
10 supporters
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1
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5
Is a child abused?
71 supporters
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28
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8
sushi
Child abuse and the trauma of survivors is a big, central, and unvoidable theme of the game.
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Addiction
6
Teavo
A particular drug, Joy, is a big part of the game, and is even somewhat encouraged for the player to use.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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22
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sushi
Addiction is a big and unavoidably part of the game, both narratively and mechanically.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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25
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
72 supporters
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Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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1
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12
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Ciel_9
Dried meat of a horse is a healing item.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
22
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Rat404
There is a very high chance of having to fight and kill at least one snake.
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Are animals abused?
1 supporters
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13
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3
parappaonps2
well, dogs don't fight eachother. you fight a dog though
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11
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infyrnal
Multiple animals die during non-graphic combat, including a dog, squirrel, multiple snakes, deer, et cetera. A rival's deer is shot in the head during said rival's suicide.
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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1
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2
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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4
Does a cat die?
105 supporters
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1
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13
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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1
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3
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Rat404
The creator has stated that the first enemy you encounter was originally going to be a pet given to the protagonist's child. However, the enemy is killed. Technically the pet is never given to the child, so no, a pet is not killed.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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15
Are there spiders?
31 supporters
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21
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wotur
Spider-like enemies (a human head with long thin legs) are an enemy encounter- they move quickly around the map in a short section of the game.
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Are there snakes?
0 supporters
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23
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3
wotur
Snakes are a recurring random enemy encounter in areas with long grass
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Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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Yes
18
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1
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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3
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1
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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5
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Rat404
At one point, Buzzo forcefeeds Brad a large amount of Joy.
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Is there pedophilia?
68 supporters
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4
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2
Sibelos
It's not shown but its a common theme.
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Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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4
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
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5
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Sibelos
I don't remember if the word is used. But it is heavily implied throughout what most enemies plan to do with Buddy.
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Sibelos
Happens at the beginning of the game.
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Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
5
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1
Is someone sexually assaulted?
114 supporters
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24
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OJAndToothpaste
There are frequent references to men being sexually abused against their will, some of which are played for morbid laughs.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
21 supporters
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15
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Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
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3
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Rat404
We see characters hanging several times. However, they are all already dead when we see them.
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Is there decapitation?
18 supporters
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Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
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12
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FineLine
The menu of wally burger is made from wally himself.
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Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
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2
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1
Yes
18
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Rat404
You see a group of orphans be burned alive and killed in an optional sidequest. This quest is completely optional and has no reward for completion, but you are not warned about the burning.
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Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
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2
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6
Is there body horror?
30 supporters
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6
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3
Sibelos
The joy mutants.
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Is there amputation?
16 supporters
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13
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3
LordGabbe
main character can lose both arms
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Does a head get squashed?
39 supporters
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3
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7
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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3
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
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22
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6
sushi
Hanging imagery is present since the title screen.
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Are any teeth damaged?
27 supporters
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17
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0
Rat404
Brad is knocked out several times throughout the game.
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Does someone break a bone?
15 supporters
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17
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Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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10
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
1 supporters
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5
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1
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
32 supporters
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3
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7
Is someone tortured?
58 supporters
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22
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2
HunterHikari
Yep. You can too, if you walk off a ledge.
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Is there eye mutilation?
63 supporters
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13
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0
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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3
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Yes
5
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2
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Rat404
There is blood onscreen very, very frequently.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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3
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1
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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24
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3
LordGabbe
several children burn to death
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Yes
4
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1
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OJAndToothpaste
It's a bit complicated, but the short answer is yes. The plot involves a catastrophic event that causes the disappearance of all women. When a young girl is discovered to have survived, many of the antagonistic characters express a desire to repopulate the human race with her. It's worth mentioning that this is NOT played for titillation in the slightest, Brad himself finds it as repulsive as the audience will.
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Death
1
Rat404
In the sequel/DLC, a character sacrifices himself for Buddy.
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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3
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0
Yes
4
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0
1
Rat404
One of your party members can be an actual, literal fish. He can die if an enemy kills him/he loses at Russian Roulette.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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3
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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0
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3
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Sibelos
Game has no voice acting, only text boxes.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
2
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2
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Rat404
Brad has a horrible hallucination after being forcefed an extreme amount of Joy. However, he does not die.
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Family
Yes
22
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0
8
cryptdove
literally like the whole plot of the game
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
22
No
0
3
starboymomota
The parent can die, and there is a scene that allows the adoptive child of the character to see their dead and/or dying parent.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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3
No
5
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Rat404
It is very strongly implied that Rick's wife cheated on him.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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3
Yes
4
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Sibelos
Brad's sister Lisa, commits suicide.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
Yes
17
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Squizzymax
1) every time you sleep at a campfire you wake up without warning to something random each time, perhaps it's a creepy guy watching you sleep, or maybe it's a present. it's all random but I've been startled a few times by this

2) There are quite a few scenes I'd consider "jumpscares" involving the joy mutants. If you find the cave with the long neck going throughout it and you take the man's record, there will be his head waiting for you when you leave the room. Another notable instance is when you're climbing the snowy mountain and a mutant jumps down from the mountain and falls right in front of you.

3) When you enter or leave a room there is a chance the main character will be having a hallucination where strange and sometimes disturbing things happen abruptly. These are scripted and aren't random but it's easy to be caught by surprise with these.

LISA: the Painful is a fantastic RPG with a wonderful story but if you're sensitive to topics such as suicide and abuse I'd recommend you skip out on it. To everyone else, I'd suggest you play this indie masterpiece!!
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Is someone possessed?
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1
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10
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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20
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0
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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22
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0
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wotur
Wally, the boss of WcDonalds at the top of the snowy mountain area, resembles a clown
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Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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1
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3
Are there razors?
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7 supporters
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1
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3
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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1
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12
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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1
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2
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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0
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4
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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19
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0
1
Rat404
I think optional party member Fly Minetti's mechanic is vomiting on opponents.
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Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
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2
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
5
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0
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
19
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1
Is there audio gore?
1 supporters
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Yes
8
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0
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there transphobic slurs?
31 supporters
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1
No
3
0
jdpamv
Violent drag queens who have been accused of resembling transmisogynistic stereotypes
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
11
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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13
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
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Yes
7
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0
Does someone have a mental illness?
1 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Yes
18
No
3
5
Teavo
It heavily implied that Brad's sister, Lisa, cut herself.
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Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
22 supporters
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Yes
10
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0
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
4
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0
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
11 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is there misophonia?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
1
KeyboardNoise
No but some characters are suicidal
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Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
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Yes
13
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0
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
1 supporters
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Yes
15
No
0
Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
13
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
6
sushi
The game's opening screen is the aftermath of a suicide, and it is central to the story. Please stay away from this game if you are sensible to this topic.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
19 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
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10
No
0
0
DiscoPolarBear
A baby cries at the beginning of the game.
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
9
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2
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
1
Sibelos
Instances of the word f**k and sh*t are common, there is also an easter egg of hand giving the middle finger.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
27 supporters
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Yes
17
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0
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
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Rat404
There is a baby.
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Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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10
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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0
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9
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
Yes
22
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0
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CapnJack
An unnamed character mocks you and says you’re too fat to try jumping a gap that’s impeding your progress.
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Rat404
A man is forced to pretend to be a girl, and characters assume he's just a very ugly girl. However, he is not transgender, so this is not misgendering.
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Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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0
No
14
Yes
11
No
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actualleviathan
Queen Roger, a drag queen, refers to his workers as "queers". In the same conversation, there's a lot of homophobic sentiment from another character.
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Yes
0
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8
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JiroGyro
One scene in particular the main character is forced to ware feminine clothing and is called “sexy boy”
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
19
No
0
Yes
20
No
5
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LordGabbe
all characters in game are men, and many of them are implied to be gay
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Yes
12
No
1
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
Yes
0
No
5
0
Sibelos
Not quite but the original version had a flashback scene with a kid that could be seen as resembling blackface. This was altered in the definitive edition.
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Relationships
Yes
4
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0
1
Rat404
Buddy is the last girl on earth, and many/all of the men going after her are much older than her.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
0
Rat404
In addition to the objectification of Buddy, a group of men falsely advertise the man Fardy Herndandez as being a woman. He is subsequently sexually objectified and abused.
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Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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0
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5
Is there bestiality?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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55 supporters
Yes
13
No
2
4
actualleviathan
it's heavily implied throughout the game that marty, brad and lisa's father, sexually abused lisa. it's even more blatantly hinted at in lisa the first
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Yes
0
No
11
0
Sibelos
No mention of santa anywhere iirc. But kids should not play this game (see that M rating). It covers extremely dark topics.
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Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Does it have a sad ending?
27 supporters
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Yes
21
No
0
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
2
HunterHikari
Technically a truck, but it counts.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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14
Yes
18
No
1
1
LordGabbe
you get hit by a truck early in the game
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Violence
Yes
4
No
12
0
wotur
The game is set in the aftermath of something called "The Flash" which sounds similar to a nuclear explosion. characters talk about where they were when it happened, but it's not seen on screen.
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Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
22
No
0
3
HunterHikari
Oh, is there! Is there ever.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Is there gun violence?
12 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0