Dragon Age: 2

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This video game contains 49 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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Alecia
There are multiple occasions where you have to fight dogs and kill them, but they do not appear in cutscenes. The dogs you have to kill look very much like your dog companion from "Dragon Age: Origins", so it can be distressing.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
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Corellon
Some of the dialogue from Hawke's mother has themes of emotional abuse especially relevant for eldest children. Relying too much on them, blaming them for things, etc.
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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ulixes
Someone close to the main character is stalked and kidnapped offscreen
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roseatespoonbill
an NPC, possessed by a demon, murders his spouse.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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roseatespoonbill
If you rival romance Anders, who is both possessed by a spirit and mentally ill, you basically gaslight him into thinking he's wrong about things he's literally seen happen in the mage prisons.
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
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Anonymous
Many mentions, but rarely anything on screen. Fenris for one, many many mage children mentioned for another. The Templar character Ser Alrik is seen threatening a young girl to (essentially) lobotomize and abuse her as he has been doing to others throughout the game.
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Addiction
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Alecia
No drug use is shown, but a Templar character, Samson, is shown as being a serious lyrium addict and deals with you mainly to get more lyrium.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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RainWolfheart
There are several references to templars being addicted to lyrium, including a minor character who is going through withdrawal. There are also some minor characters who may be implied to be alcoholic.
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Alecia
If you exiled Alistair in the previous game, he is shown in the bar as a wandering alcoholic.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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RainWolfheart
Enemies you have to fight include brontos (rhino-like), spiders, deepstalkers (lizard/raptor-like), dragons and dragonlings, and wyverns.
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Are animals abused?
125 supporters
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berrylightmode
The player character has a war hound that can accompany the party in combat. During Act 1, the protagonist's uncle is also verbally abusive towards the dog and it is somewhat implied that he is neglectful towards it when the protagonist is not home.
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tollthedead
A dog is used in combat, but there isn't dog fighting per se
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Alecia
The characters mentions that he was forced to give away his cat. The cat did not die and was unharmed.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Alecia
You can choose not to kill dragons, but there are many instances of baby dragons and two fully grown dragons that must be killed for you to do major side quests.
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Are there spiders?
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umbravas
Some enemies are giant spiders.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Alecia
You must fight a lot of giant spiders.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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zaidelles
A side quest contains a criminal who preys upon young elven children because they're "too beautiful", which can have pedophilic undertones.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is someone restrained?
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Corellon
Overheard dialogue discussing templars assaulting mages because they know they have the power to get away with it.
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Bodily Harm
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RainWolfheart
Blood magic usually involves cutting, and Merrill, one of the companions, is a blood mage.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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RainWolfheart
A character potentially commits suicide by fire magic in the quest "Shepherding Wolves". Mages, both allied and enemy, may use fire spells in combat, though it's possible to limit this by not choosing or disabling fire spells for your party. Other enemies include fire-breathing dragons and fiery rage demons, who may knock out your party members. There are also a few instances where you may come across burned corpses, and a major antagonist is killed in a way reminiscent of burning alive, but no actual fire is involved. Finally, the major religion in the games is centered around a martyr who was burned on a pyre, and some text and dialogue references this.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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umbravas
At the end of the game, there are boss fights against people who turn into horrible creatures.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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RainWolfheart
An antagonist falls to their death in Mark of the Assassin DLC.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Corellon
So many opportunities for the player character to stab someone that the specific knife shown in the cutscenes has a fandom nickname.
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curls101
As with most Dragon Age games - there is a setting to minimise gore, but it is "cartoonish" and non detailed in the first place
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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RainWolfheart
In addition to references to children dying, one of the player character's younger siblings, who is about 18-19 years old, dies early in the story. The other can die depending on player choices.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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GingerThree
Several characters close to the player can be kidnapped across various quests, potentially including their mother, their brother/sister or their love interest
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Does a parent die?
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eyesinthehills
A character's mother is killed and reanimated for use in a ritual. Not extremely gory but the scene is rather upsetting due to the nature of her death/body.
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Does someone cheat?
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angstdroid
You can attempt to romance more than one person, but generally once you have progressed far enough with one relationship, you are unable to romance anyone else.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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tollthedead
No jumpscares, but a major quest involves objects suddenly moving, scaring the party
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dorian1234
I should add to the above comment that the possession is largely consensual - the character agreed to become possessed - but the spirit at times causes the character to lose control of his emotions, and it is implied that the spirit is influencing him and his actions.
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Are there ghosts?
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SucculentSkittles
The DLC questline 'Legacy' heavily features the ghost of your father, though it is easy to see it as ghosts of memories or a sort of magic-based diary that shows a ghostly projection of him. Additionally, the 'Haunted' companion questline for Varric in act 3 references ghosts, and has some ghost-like moments.
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Are there clowns?
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RainWolfheart
In Mark of the Assassin, there are a few enemies dressed as harlequins.
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Are there razors?
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9 supporters
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curls101
There are no razors, but other forms of self harm are present within the game
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Mindori
Your companion Aveline is part of the city guard and her actions are largely unquestioned. Additionally the narrative's tendency to sympathize with Templars over the mages they are the literal jailers for could be seen as copaganda.
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LGBTQ+
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Alecia
One of your companions works as a healer for the poor, and when you first meet him, he is using magic to heal a child that is injured. There is no gore or trauma shown, and it is a brief scene.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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roseatespoonbill
Everyone.
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Anonymous
Merrill cuts herself to perform blood magic.
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ulixes
This is an extremely frequent part of the game
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BlueRhys
Anders could be seen as similar to a person with DID as he has another presence living in his mind, but he does not actually have DID.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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RainWolfheart
Anders (who has bipolar disorder) has a few anxiety attacks in the main game and in Legacy DLC. Merrill also has a few scenes where she is very anxious.
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RainWolfheart
The characters travel through narrow caves and corridors, but are never in danger of being trapped. The main setting (Kirkwall) is kind of a claustrophobic place, with high walls, narrow streets, and many underground passages and areas without much natural light.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Anonymous
There is a quest that can end with a character intentionally burning himself to death after a long discussion about it with the player character. The only way to avoid this is to hand him over to be executed.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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RainWolfheart
The player character's family's appearance matches your choices in character creation. If you make Hawke Black, their family members will also be Black, and their brother or sister is the first character to die.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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berrylightmode
Elves are heavily Jewish-coded and experience frequent prejudice and hatespeech that very closely mirrors antisemetism
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roseatespoonbill
Basically. In the Mark of the Assassin DLC, you can encounter an NPC who has a female elf model but a deep, masculine voice, and Tallis says to "back away slowly". It's not very nice.
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Is there hate speech?
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Lolaf
Particularly aimed at mages and elves though dwarves also get a little bit. Elves face racial slurs, ghettoization, being treated like petty thieves, having been made slaves and not being allowed in settlements. There is at least one in universe slur aimed at elves. Many quests deal with the plight of elves in the city and hightlight their treatment. One character is a former slave and his experience is not always respected by other party members.

Mages are distrusted, often face sever physical and emotional abuse, are imprisoned and threatened with magical lobotomy. Most characters shy away from or openly display distrust of mages. One party member will constantly spout his distrust of mages at your other mage party member.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Anonymous
Karl. Bi party member Anders' former lover. Also -HEAVY SPOILERS- Anders himself, depending on player character choice near the end of the game.
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RainWolfheart
Some of the dialogue about Sandal, who is autistic-coded, is kind of ableist. Characters can also be very hurtful towards Anders (who has bipolar disorder and is severely depressed by the end of the game) and Merrill (who may be mentally ill, though it's not specified) in a way that borders on ableism.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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RainWolfheart
There is no explicit sexual content, but there is plenty of innuendo and some fade-to-black sex scenes. There's also at least one scene (in The Exiled Prince DLC) where the party interrupts a sexual encounter between NPCs, but the characters are in underwear.
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DitisEmile
Isabela and Fenris are constantly objectified by everyone around them.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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byuone
You can encounter many homeless people throughout the game, especially in the area labeled “Darktown” which you have to go to often to progress the main story.
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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Anonymous
You end the game with your entire family dead including your father, mother and one (possibly two) siblings, a war just started over the horrific oppression you've witnessed all game, and the PC fleeing their home -again- and on the run / known as a dangerous criminal or potential war hero.

The game could alternatively be titled How Hawke's life just kept getting worse: The Game". ABSOLUTELY not a happy ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Yes
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tollthedead
No, but there is a major explosion
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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RainWolfheart
Isabela makes a few references to shipwrecks and sailors dying at sea. It's all off-screen.
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Is there gun violence?
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