Persona 4

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This video game contains 56 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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tial
No but a man attempts to bash a woman’s head open on a TV but is surprised when she falls through the screen into another world.
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Is religion discussed?
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Is there screaming?
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Are there dislocations?
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Are there mannequins?
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Abandonment
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StafkiGTN
Only in alternative endings, i'd say.
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SiRenfield
Not long term but Dojima frequently leaves Nanako home alone while he works leaving her to have to learn domestic skills like how to cook at a young age
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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tial
A character stalks people who he suspects to be targeted by the serial killer and kidnaps them before they can get murdered to save their lives. Although he has good intentions in saving their lives from a serial killer, his methods are very, VERY questionable and still classify as stalking and kidnapping.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
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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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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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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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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baylaurels
There are no horses in the game. A very small few shadows/personas are horse-like, but very visibly different from a real horse and even if defeated do not have any kind of realistic "death" that would resemble harm coming to a real horse
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
There's a fishing minigame.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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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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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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mistersandman
There are multiple Shadows that appear as bugs and mentions of bugs throughout.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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tial
Several of the kidnapping victims recall being drugged right as they are kidnapped
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Is there pedophilia?
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tial
The killer is an adult man who kills a high schooler after they refuse his advances
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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StafkiGTN
Generally, i wouldn't be surprised if the killer wasn't going to do such a thing if they didn't have their power.. But no, there isn't any.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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baylaurels
Some imagery of restraints/chains are used in designs of the shadow enemies. Police officer characters are seen performing arrests
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BloodyJinxii
One of the main villains kills two young women after they refuse his sexual advances.
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tial
The Devil Arcana character is an adult woman nurse who constantly sexually harasses the underage male main character while he works at the hospital. What makes this worse is the fact that picking responses where the main character is uncomfortable or telling her to stop actually grants more rank points and a positive response from her rather than responses where he is comfortable or going along with it.
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OJAndToothpaste
No, but we do see a man push unconsented advanced onto a younger girl.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Are any hands damaged?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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StafkiGTN
Without major spoilers, a character struggles to breathe after breathing in too much of the the fog in the "Heaven" Dungeon, which leaves them hospitalized.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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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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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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ywlcom
you and enemies can use burn attacks
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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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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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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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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MysticMaknae
In battle, when your party’s health reaches 0, they’re considered “unconscious”. At another point, one character is in a coma.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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OJAndToothpaste
An early gag involves a main character being struck in the groin by his friend.
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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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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Anonymous
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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lilpig
Unfortunately there's a lot of crude humor that revolves around your teenage characters getting involved in sexual situations. It is also explored more seriously through the story. One of teenagers has a character arc about being seen in a sexual light, and the pressures of working in an entertainment industry that sexualizes young girls.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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absuty
During the very last fight, your three teammates will sacrifice themselves one after the other to save you. But they come back.
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SiRenfield
If you get a bad ending a side character dies but is not considered the “true ending”
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tial
Teddie survives
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Does someone die?
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tial
Overarching plot is a murder mystery
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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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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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Does a parent die?
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Anonymous
Nanako's mother is dead before the game starts, but her death is never directly shown.
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Does someone cheat?
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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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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Labrys
Nanako, the main character's cousin (though more of a sister) in some bad endings will die
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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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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Are there ghosts?
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tial
Twice in the game, characters tell ghost stories to freak each other out which are followed by a strange “paranormal” situation which is later shown to just be something innocuous or stupid. No actual ghosts are seen.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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ywlcom
hot springs scene
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Gross
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tial
No but Chie misremembers a scene from early in the game of Yosuke urinating in a corner as him wetting himself when this didn’t actually happen. The phrase “I almost pissed myself” is used multiple times throughout as an expression of shock but isn’t meant literally.
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Does someone vomit?
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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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Is someone eaten?
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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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Is there farting?
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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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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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thenumbereleven
Police arrest, detain, and interrogate multiple suspects throughout the game, protagonist included.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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tial
Every person who is kidnapped and thrown into the TV World has their insecurities publicly aired on the midnight channel for the town residents to see. This includes Kanji and his internal struggles with Toxic Masculinity and his Sexuality
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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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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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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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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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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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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tial
A major character intentionally throws themself into the other world with the intent of killing themselves in a way that will erase their existence from everyone else’s memories. They are stopped before they are successful
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OJAndToothpaste
Towards the end of the game it definitely gets this way
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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BloodyJinxii
A main character's story revolves around them being uncomfortable in their own body.
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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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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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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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sh2206
The character Ai Ebihara is implied to have dealt with an eating disorder due to bullying about her weight.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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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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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Are there underwater scenes?
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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
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tial
Namatame is watching the main group from a distance at multiple points throughout the game
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tial
Not really. Game narration text boxes refer to the protagonist as “you” in the sense that the protagonist is meant to be a self-insert for the player but no character ever breaks the fourth wall, displays awareness of being in a video game or directly speaks to the player.
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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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0
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Connoror
An overweight side character is repeatedly played for laughs
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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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Does the black guy die first?
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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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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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Is there hate speech?
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CapnJack
In his dungeon, Kanji talks about people calling him a “queer”.
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SiRenfield
Shadow Kanji is an over the top gay stereotype albeit that’s partially the point since he represents Kanji’s internalized homophobia/insecure sense of masculinity ,but can still be wince inducing to a lot of people
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tial
To clarify, the aforementioned scene results in a game over and being forced to retry the rescue. You can not progress the story or beat the game at all without saving him, so this classifies as a no.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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rivaltrevor
One social link (Devil; who is very likely an adult) acts in a suggestive manner to the player character (a teenager), the latter of which is very uncomfortable by the notion. This can be avoided by choosing to avoid taking on the nurse job.
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Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
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Sex
Yes
26
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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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tial
There’s a sequence where the female party members participate in a swimsuit competition because they were signed up without their knowledge by Yosuke even though they are uncomfortable about it. one of them outright runs away. In addition, two of the main villains are incels who violently lash out when rejected by a woman.
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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OJAndToothpaste
Loosely. One of the early bosses is themed after a dominatrix.
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
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GrayWizard
The protagonist's younger cousin/surrogate sister, late in the game, says something about wanting to marry him.
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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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0
Mentions of a character suffering with dementia in the Death (Hisano Kuroda) Social Link.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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3
Is existentialism debated?
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3
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0
Spoiler
Yes
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AdamBaldwin
A brief mention in the classroom says that the North Pole is only water.
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tial
No but there is a point where the game will seem like it’s over when it’s not and you can very easily miss out on the game’s real ending with a proper conclusion. At the end of the game when you say goodbye to everyone, return to Junes a second time to get the real ending.
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Anonymous
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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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
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0
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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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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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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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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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tial
Despite the main plot being of an ongoing serial murderer, this game is more tame than Personas 3 and 5 when it comes to blood, but there’s still a fair bit.
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Does someone drown?
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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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