EarthBound

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Does the dog die?
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desertbluffx
There are several dog-like enemies toward the beginning of the game that can be fought, but the flavor text after battle states "The Runaway Dog became tame!" and it is implied that they do not die.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there excessive gore?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Does a pet die?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is the r-slur used?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there misophonia?
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Vio
Debatably, there is a type of enemy that makes burping noises, which can be gross
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Abuse
Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is a child abused?
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charcolor
Pokey/Porky and Picky Minch have abusive parents. (In the Japanese version they are implied to be physically abusive.)
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blukirby
Pokey/Porky is an a dysfunctional household and in the Japanese release is beat by his father for sneaking out at night. In the localization, it was heavily toned down.
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Addiction
Is there addiction?
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Muskwalker
There is a building in Fourside that the text refers to as a café where people drink coffee, but is visually implied to be a bar with drunks.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Vio
You can fight against multiple dogs but dogs don’t fight against each other.
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pelmandna
There are zombified dogs as an enemy in one part of the game. They are cartoonish in nature, however, and "become tame" when defeated.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Vio
No but there are dinosaurs
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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pelmandna
Snakes are a prominent enemy in multiple parts of the game.
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Are there bugs?
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desertbluffx
Many enemies in the game are bugs, and the player's psychic powers can be recharged using a magic butterfly.
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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teapotcutie
PSI Fire can be used, but it's not graphic when used.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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teapotcutie
Two characters are stuck in a room underground.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Muskwalker
During Poo's spiritual training, the player is required to consent to the character's eyes being removed, which is visually represented by a fade to black. (This does turn out to be an illusion.)
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Does someone break a bone?
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Is someone tortured?
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Is there amputation?
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Muskwalker
While undergoing spiritual training as Poo, the player is, in an illusion, required to consent to their character's legs and arms being removed and "thrown to the crows" (during which the character takes damage), then ears (after which game audio is muted), then eyes being removed (after which the screen fades to black).

The amputation is not depicted visually and the character is shown whole in subsequent scenes.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Vio
No characters have seizures but in Earthbound there are a lot of “trippy” visuals and flashing lights/images.
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Is there a hanging?
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Vio
There is an enemy inspired by a noose but nothing else
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Muskwalker
The player characters are children who can be defeated in battle. While the game refers to them as "unconscious" and they can be recovered at a hospital, while they are in this state they are depicted as angels (transparent, winged, with halos).
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Vio
The teddy bears can be destroyed
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Is someone kidnapped?
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rollcakes
The character Paula is introduced by being kidnapped and held captive for a human sacrifice ritual (which is thwarted and not described with much seriousness).
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there clowns?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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rollcakes
One of the towns, Threed, is overrun by zombies.
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Gross
Does someone spit?
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Muskwalker
A main character is said to be prone to wet the bed, and in dialogue it's said people will wet themselves or have wet themselves, but this is not depicted.
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Does someone vomit?
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rollcakes
One of the villains is based off of vomit, and there are jokes here and there about it as well.
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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teapotcutie
You fight several police officers who are corrupt and portrayed as such.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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frostfilleddreams
You have the option of going to hospitals to heal your party.
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Mental Health
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Muskwalker
A couple of enemy types are named to indicate mental illness (the 'Psychic Psycho' and the 'Insane Cultist').
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Muskwalker
Monotoli laments the shape and weakness of his body after losing the power of the Mani Mani statue.

Buzz Buzz is taunted about being stuck in the body of an insect.

Brick Road does not express unhappiness with his body but carries out an ambition to have a doctor drastically change his body.
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Does someone die by suicide?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone self harm?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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rollcakes
The use of certain attacks, specifically psychic (or PSI) attacks, make use of many incredibly jarring, bright, and colorful strobe lights. Even as a person without sensitivities and playing in a well-lit room on a small screen, I was bothered by it; people with epilepsy should stay away.
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Pregnancy
Does someone miscarry?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Are there abortions?
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Is there childbirth?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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RhiPuyo
Tony, a gay kid, is kidnapped at some point alongside several other characters but he is later saved and is alive at the end of the game.
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Is there hate speech?
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Is there ableist language or behavior?
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Are there fat jokes?
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blukirby
The main character, Ness, is made fun of for being fat by several characters on 2 different occasions despite his sprite not indicating that he's overweight. Pokey/Porky, a character who is overweight, is commonly referred to as "some chubby kid" by npcs who do not know his name, and there are quite a few jokes about his weight and how much he eats.
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Are there n-words?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Muskwalker
One NPC states they "heard [Giygas] might be female", then says they're "not really sure whether Giygas is a
male or a female."
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Does the black guy die first?
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Religious
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teapotcutie
The Happy Happy Cult is based off a real life religious cult and thus shares a few elements. Furthermore, Paula is religious (likely Christian) and has pray as a command.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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supernintendo64
A strange woman in a bikini lures you and your companion into a strange hotel, which ends up being a trap. This is required to progress. One NPC says that he would "like to spend some time with her".
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Sexism
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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teapotcutie
No, but does have a cliffhanger after.
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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Muskwalker
No planes, but the Sky Runner (which looks more like a spaceship/flying saucer) does crash.
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teapotcutie
Cars will stop for you in Onett.
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Does a car crash?
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Violence
Does someone drown?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Is there gun violence?
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Vio
Technically?? Jeff’s main weapons are guns (as well as bombs and bottle rockets)
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Is there a nuclear explosion?
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