Dragon Age Inquisition

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RainWolfheart
Your mount can fall in combat, but it returns when summoned, unharmed. Some of the mount options are zombie/skeleton horses. I believe there are also a few spots where you may come across the remains of horses, and some creatures you can hunt or accidentally kill are horse-like (halla in particular).
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imbalancedMortician
You don’t personally own a dog but there are canine enemies.
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Alfie
You, as the player character, can hunt and kill animals, among other sorts of tortures (i.e. burning or freezing to death).
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Does a pet die?
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RainWolfheart
There are many spiders and spider-like creatures. There are also some areas with ambient flies and buzzing noises, but spiders are the only bugs that are really visible.
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dorian1234
There are many optional dragons that you can fight or avoid throughout the game, but one of the final bosses of the game is a dragon that you have to kill, and, depending on your game choices, you may have to fight another one, although you won't have to kill it. Iron Bull's romance questline also requires killing a dragon.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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RainWolfheart
There are many animals that can be killed and it's next to impossible to avoid doing so. August rams (antelope-like), bears, bogfishers (hippopotamus-like?), brontos (rhino-like), deepstalkers (lizard/raptor-like), dogs, dragons and dragonlings, druffalo (bison-like), fearlings (spider-like), fennecs, gurguts (big lizards), gurns (rhino-like), halla (deer/antelope-like), hyenas, lurkers (lizard/raptor-like), nugs (rabbit-like), phoenixes (raptor-like), quillbacks (sort of a four-legged vulture?), rams, snoufleurs (tapir-like), spiders, tuskets (pig-like), wolves, wyverns, and varghests (sort of a long armadillo?). In The Descent DLC, there are also cretahls (kind of a carnivorous triceratops?). Some of these are hostile, others only become hostile if attacked. Unfortunately, it's very easy to accidentally attack non-hostile creatures during combat with AOE or auto-targeting. Only one sidequest, to my knowledge, involves actively hunting non-hostile animals. You also have mounts which can fall in combat, but they come back when summoned. These include dracolisks (lizardy horses), nuggalopes (pig/hippopotamus-like), and harts. There are also dialogue and text references to sacrificing, hunting, and eating animals, particularly nugs, and there is a potentially upsetting cutscene that involves a goat dying, though it's framed as comedic.
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Alfie
Yes, a lot. There are giant cave spiders, smaller "fear" (ghost/demon) spiders, and an absolutely humongous spider boss - though you don't actually fight it yourself. It is stated that the player character is afraid of spiders, no matter what you yourself choose, and this is heavily played/preyed upon.
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Does a cat die?
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kitsebbet
a friendship arc/romance arc with one character will lead to a conversation about past emotional abuse by a caregiver, which mentions some forms of gaslighting. Other companions in the company can also insult her, calling her crazy and erratic
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Alecia
If you are in a relationship with one of your companions, there are conversations that are emotionally abusive and controlling, including a conversation where the character confronts your character (if an elf) about believing in Elven gods and implies that they could break up if she won't renounce her beliefs.
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dorian1234
There is a gay character whose backstory is that his father attempted to force him to undergo magical conversion therapy, and also kept him captive in their home for months. If the player progresses his questline, there is a confrontation between the character and his father. The character is an adult, and was an adult at the time of all the events described in his backstory.
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lonesomecowboy
Plotline with multiple cutscenes dealing with a character's previous addiction, and how he is affected by not taking the addictive substance (lyrium). In the end you can either have him start taking lyrium again, which leads down the road to addiction, as shown in end slides and a later DLC, or you can have him not take it.
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Aceofspadescosplay
In the Trespasser DLC you can lose an arm
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imbalancedMortician
One character is a mercenary and lost the ends of two fingers on one hand. The attack isn't shown and his hand has since healed when you meet him.
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RainWolfheart
During the main quest In Your Heart Shall Burn, it's possible for several minor characters to die in a fire, but it's also possible to rescue them. In the Iron Bull's companion quest Demands of the Qun, it's possible for many unseen people to die in an explosion. The major religion in the game centers around a martyr who was burned at the stake, and this is referenced in dialogue and text. Additionally, mages (enemy and ally) often use fire spells in combat, but this can be somewhat mitigated by not choosing or disabling fire spells for your party. There are also dragons, fiery rage demons, and non-magical fire attacks and explosions that might knock out party members temporarily.
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RainWolfheart
You may come across hanged corpses, and there is a scene where someone is about to be hanged for a crime that is interrupted. I don't believe there are any scenes of someone actually dying, only references to it and the aftermath.
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eyesinthehills
A supporting character and possible follower is missing an eye, and there are visible scars under their eyepatch. The story of how they lost their eye is briefly recounted by their friend.
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Anneliese
Several times, worst is during the subquest you have to do when you decided to side with the mages. No on screen torture is shown, but one of the side characters' face will be mutilated.
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Alecia
There is a scene where a companion can kill a man (if you allow it), and it is depicted with the sound of bones breaking, as she kicks and stomps him.
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RainWolfheart
There are a few references to children dying in dialogue and text, including children being sacrificed. The closest it comes on-screen, if I recall correctly, is that you may hear a teenager be killed during the quest In Hushed Whispers, but this is then undone by time travel. Also, a major character's sister died when they were children, and this is referenced in dialogue.
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RainWolfheart
Various quests involve rescuing kidnapped or imprisoned people. I wouldn't say that any significant characters get kidnapped.
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Alecia
There are many mentions of "The Game" in Orlais, which involves mentions of cheating and sexual manipulation.
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RainWolfheart
There are sidequests and codex entries that mention parents dying. It is possible for Alistair or Loghain, who may be the birth parent of a child but not involved in his life, to die. The estranged parent of an adult character also appears to die at the end of the game.
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RainWolfheart
Clown-like harlequins appear (most prominently, during the main quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts)
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Alecia
There are no hospitals, but there are scenes with people set up at a healer camp that are injured and suffering. In one scene, a companion (if you allow it) kills someone who he deems to be beyond help.
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estonia76
One of your advisors has ptsd from a previous game in which he was held captive and tortured by mage abominations. He doesn't have any sort of vivid flashbacks or traumatic events in this game though.
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angeltoycole
there is no body dysmorphia shown in this game. i think those who voted yes perhaps don't know what this refers to (a mental condition that means you see your body as something different than how others see it, e.g. bigger or as in some way deformed, often accompanies eating disorders etcetera)
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RainWolfheart
There are corpses throughout various areas that may or may not be suicide victims, and some sidequests reference suicide. I believe the only case where a character commits suicide on-screen is if you choose to execute a prisoner who requests it. There is also at least one instance where a major character sacrifices themself for others, and it's implied that they die.
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Alfie
Only a couple times in some cut scenes and/after explosions.
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Does a baby cry?
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Lypse
Some of the abilities. Mainly those of the mage build. There's also the rifts and the mark the player character bears. Rift spirits are also glowy, green. Proceed with caution especially when you have to close a rift in a dark area/a cave. Some of the maps like the Storm Coast tend to be dark and thunderstorms/lightning flashes may happen.
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centauriempire
It is possible for the player character to misgender a transgender man. This is intended as a learning experience for cisgender players, and they are quickly corrected if they do this.
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kitsebbet
as well as "blind", "crazy", "stupid", and "insane" are also used pejoratively
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Anneliese
There is not BUT the group who's discriminated against, the elves, is Jewish-coded (this was confirmed by the creators, who drew inspiration from the Jewish diaspora).
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Alecia
There is a side character that is a female to male transgender person, and you are potentially brought into a conversation where you can comment about him. You can choose to make slurs, support the character, or avoid the discussion. One of your companions is homosexual, and he suffered abuse at the hands of his father. You can talk to the companion about it, where he discusses his father as seeing him as damaged. You can also go with him to confront his father about the situation.
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centauriempire
There is a brief recounting of an instance where a Black woman overheard a man making racist remarks about her. No slurs are used.
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centauriempire
Depending on player choice, a transgender man, a pansexual man, and a lesbian can all die. However, all of these deaths are avoidable.
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eyesinthehills
The player character can become sexual with a number of partners, often initiating a scene featuring upper-body and rear nudity of of both genders
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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berrylightmode
If the player chooses the male Human Noble background, it is mentioned that they are a distant cousin of the companion Dorian, and are still able to romance him. They were not raised together or know eachother as family, but if you have a strong aversion or fear, I recommend choosing a different player background or playing as a female character.
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estonia76
The game is filled with refugees who have lost their homes, particularly in the first act (The Hinterlands)
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RainWolfheart
It may depend on your choices. The player character and most (if not all) of their friends are alive and well in the end, and succeed at saving the world, but it's possible for them to lose some specific companions, including love interests, and face repercussions from decisions that may be disappointing/sad. It's really up to you how your character feels about it.
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Alfie
No, however there are regular fire explosions.
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RainWolfheart
It's possible for a ship to explode and sink, implying the people aboard die. There is also a questline that involves learning about a mass drowning that occurred in the past.
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