Persona 4

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Does an animal die?
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ranaoranos
There's a fishing minigame.
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mistersandman
There are multiple Shadows that appear as bugs and mentions of bugs throughout.
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Does a cat die?
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tial
Some of the Shadow’s you fight are snakes. Additionally there’s a persona you can obtain which is a multi-headed snake.
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tial
Adachi and Dojima get drunk at several points in the game and need someone to take care of them.
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ywlcom
you and enemies can use burn attacks
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PuppyLuver256
While cannibalism is definitely not a part of either the main or any side plots, iirc there *may* be Personas the player character can obtain that *may* reference cannibalism in their Compendium entries, as they are based on monsters and figures from real-world mythologies that may or may not feature that in their backstories. However, this brief mention would be the most that this concept gets referenced, and this part of the Compendium entry is not required reading (the default page lists the Persona's stats, elemental weaknesses and resistances, and whatever skills they had when they were most recently registered).
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timbeon
The shadow of the secret lab dungeon talks about preparing to perform a "body-alteration procedure" on themselves due to struggling with their gender identity and the gender roles expected of them.
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AStandardSkrub
One character has a scandal in game where he cheats on his wife with another women
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ranaoranos
Nanako's mother is dead before the game starts, but her death is never directly shown.
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ranaoranos
Depends on the ending- a young child is in critical condition near the end of the game, and if the player chooses badly in a cutscene, will die. However, they recover in the better endings.
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BluHood
The story revolves around characters being kidnapped and thrown into a TV world, and the main characters must save them.
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tial
There are 2 different instances in the game of a god possessing a human and using their body to communicate and fight.
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ywlcom
hot springs scene
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tial
No but Chie misremembers a scene from early in the game of Yusuke urinating in a corner as him wetting himself when this didn’t actually happen. The expression “I almost pissed myself” is used multiple times throughout as an expression of shock but isn’t meant literally.
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Pokefluteimmune
Mr. Morooka throws up into a river during the camping trip. Its not shown on screen, but you can hear him.
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Ravenwing134
around the end of the game multiple major characters are hospitalized and/or injured. Depending on the ending a character can die but in the "True" Ending all hospitalized characters are still alive
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BloodyJinxii
A main character's story revolves around them being uncomfortable in their own body.
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akiras
There is no suicide death, but there are multiple references to suicide such as a noose in one area, and characters contemplating their deaths but not going through with it.
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aI3x
sort of. the killer of the game is definitely not the peak of mental health, and displays antisocial behavior, but its never stated if they have any specific mental illness.
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BloodyJinxii
Whenever a character is confronted with their "Shadow" or the secret they want to keep hidden, they have a breakdown that can be akin to an anxiety attack.
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supernintendo64
Not word-for-word, but in one social link event, one character stands near the edge of the school roof and threatens to jump after discovering that her crush doesn't have feelings for her. She does not go through with it, though. In a story-related cutscene, one character suspected to be the killer threatens to run into a busy street with the intention of being ran over. However, the protagonists tackle him before he can go through with it.
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Does a baby cry?
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BloodyJinxii
Several characters' dungeons feature heavy innuendo in dialogue, and mentions of explicit content, but none is shown on screen.
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BloodyJinxii
One of the main villains kills two young women after they refuse his sexual advances.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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akiras
The q slur is used once in the moments before the boss fight in Kanji's dungeon.
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CapnJack
In his dungeon, Kanji talks about people calling him a “queer”.
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tial
The guys are forced to participate in a cross-dressing competition by the girls as revenge for the guys forcing the girls to participate in a swimsuit competition. Only Teddie Is shown to be comfortable doing this (and the protagonist is given dialogue choices for their reaction ranging from comfortable, uncomfortable and apathetic) and the audience watching this laughs at the other guys’ expense.
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Connoror
An overweight side character is repeatedly played for laughs
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supernintendo64
One character, who is implied to be bisexual, can die if not rescued from the killer. However, this sequence is non-canon and avoidable by rescuing them on time.
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tial
Yes and no. The protagonist’s uncle is a cop and is portrayed positively but [SPOILERS] one of the main villains of the game is a corrupt cop who heavily abuses his position and outright admits to only joining the police force for the position of power, the ability to carry a gun, to use his position to manipulate people and to instigate crimes.
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BloodyJinxii
A main character's secret revolves around them crossdressing as another gender, and their "Shadow" or dark self, believes they need a sex change, which can be read as a transgender narrative. However, the character identifies as their assigned gender at birth, and is referred to as such after their Shadow is defeated. The situation is ambiguous, and should be approached with caution.
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AdamBaldwin
A brief mention in the classroom says that the North Pole is only water.
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ranaoranos
There are bad endings, but they clearly aren't meant to be the end of the game, and can be avoided via the right dialogue choices. Both the real" end and the much more difficult to find true end are positive.
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PlainBunny
There are two characters whose story revolves around a family member being killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident, and additionally, there is a scene later in the game depicting a chase scene which results in both vehicles skidding and crashing into one another. One character is badly injured, but nobody dies.
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ranaoranos
There's a workaholic and neglectful father with a fraught relationship with his daughter, but he's usually not actively unkind to her.
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tial
There’s far less blood than in Persona’s 3 and 5, but there’s still some.
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BloodyJinxii
A main character wields a revolver as their main weapon. A villain uses a gun to threaten the protagonist, and as their main weapon in their boss fight.
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CapnJack
Technically no, but a character’s dead body is found tangled up in telephone wires, and the main characters come across a room with a noose and a chair underneath it.
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PlainBunny
Two character's stories revolve around a family member being killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident before the start of the game. There is also a chase scene later in the game which results in both vehicles skidding and crashing into one another, but nobody dies.
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