Pathologic

Video Game • 2005 • Horror  

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This video game contains 61 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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lilich
Although rare, it is possible to encounter and therefore kill a dog in-game. This is completely avoidable and actually quite difficult to do.
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MariaMiranda
It's possible to abandon rats, but those were already wild to begin with and you can only pick them up for your inventory and for rat races, not really as pets.
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Is an animal sad?
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MariaMiranda
There's a scene of a mob burning a woman alive. It's not for the spectacle of the audience, as the depiction isn't very focused nor explicit, but the woman is killed in front of a crowd.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Abandonment
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angeldog
No, but there are many orphans.
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Abuse
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MariaMiranda
One character is disowned by her parents and another was raised by her kidnapper.
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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angeldog
The Bachelor is implied to be gaslit by The Powers That Be, the Inquisitor, and possibly the Kains, especially near the end of the game. However, it is only implied. There are constant examples of all of the main characters being manipulated and lied to, but not under the intent of convincing them that they are crazy (which is what gaslighting is).
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Is a child abused?
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AndreeaDan
Several children are neglected or altogether orphaned.
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Addiction
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AndreeaDan
A character is addicted to morfine.
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Is there addiction?
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Bluejays
A character is said to be an alcoholic and there are empty bottles in their house.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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lilich
Rats are a common enemy in the game, and thus can be killed. No gore is shown, the rat just falls on its side.

Bulls are sacrificed for a ritual, though this is not depicted on-screen.
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Are animals abused?
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Bluejays
There is at least one dead bull in the game. Rats can be killed and on rare occasions dogs too.
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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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lilich
There is a painting of a spider in a character's home.
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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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angeldog
There is a painting of a spider and clouds of smoke that somewhat resemble insect swarms.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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WestWitch
One of the plotlines in the Bachelor's route involving Var, Willow, and Anna Angel/the circus has possibly triggering implications.
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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angeldog
Yes, but it is not directly portrayed and can be missed. Here is any mention or implication I can remember.
1. Though easy to miss in the game, one of the dancers in the Broken Heart pub is a minor.
2. Through his quest on day 5 in the Bachelor Route, it is easy to interpret the usurer Var as being predatory to his adoptive daughter Willow.
3. A missable conversation with Andrey in the Changeling Route (I don't remember the day, my apologies—I think it's near the middle of the game) brings up the possibility of Clara, also a minor, dancing in his pub.
4. In the Haruspex route, I believe one or two female NPCs (Eva and Lara, I think?) will express fear of you, implying fear of SA.
5. One of the Dogheads in the Stillwater in the Haruspex route references townsfolk keeping their children from interacting with the Kin out of (racist) fear of SA.
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Bodily Harm
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Horse333
If you speak to Eva again on Day 2 of the Bachelor's route after the conclusion of the "Let's run!" sidequest, a line of dialogue by Eva expresses intent to commit suicide this way, and an available response by the player suggests hypothetically lending his assistance.

Straight razors can be found (e.g., in garbage bins) and either traded or sold, but are not otherwise utilized. Knives are wielded as weapons by the most common enemy type in the game, and possibly by the player. The player can also wield a scalpel this way.
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MariaMiranda
Characters often voice they are struggling to breathe due to the quality of the air.
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Is there cannibalism?
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AndreeaDan
Tinctures made in the Haruspex route can contain human organs.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
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lilich
On Day 1, a woman is burned at the stake by a group of townsfolk. This is depicted on-screen, and her screams can be heard. This can be encountered in any route.

On Day 10 of the Bachelor route, a character attempts suicide by self-immolation. This attempt is not successful, and the character is unharmed.
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lilich
The reverse - a character wakes up in a grave and gets out of it, rather than being buried.
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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 a hanging?
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lilich
Several people are hanged in a cutscene on the beginning of Day 7. This happens in every route regardless of the player character that's chosen, or choices made during a quest. The bodies are depicted on-screen at the very end of the cutscene, only the aftermath is seen and not the process of hanging. The bodies are not present anywhere in the game, only in this cutscene.

Several characters make reference to being hanged by The Powers That Be, should they return to the Capital without achieving their goal. This is never depicted on-screen.
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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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ScherzoSeven
On Day 7 of the Bachelor route, a character commits suicide by jumping from the upper levels of the Cathedral
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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
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circle2
A minor plot-point has to do with an off-screen group kidnapping children, and a character is revealed to most likely have been a part of this group, having abducted a baby.
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Does a kid die?
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treoieopiteopeproro
On Day 01 of the Haruspex route, their is a side quest to kill a kid. You can choose to not or completely skip it.
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DitisEmile
Andrey Stamatin makes some very inappropriate comments toward Clara.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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angeldog
Non-human characters can die if killes by the PC.
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Does someone 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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AndreeaDan
Not on screen, but part of a few characters' backstories.
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Does a parent die?
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jasontodd
Several characters have dead parent(s) and the town has a many children with no parents present. The Haraspux's route references his dead father many times.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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ScherzoSeven
There's a statue at the top of the stairs to Peter Stamatin's loft that can be pretty startling
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Is someone possessed?
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AndreeaDan
Semi-metaphorical, semi-literal.
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Are there ghosts?
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treoieopiteopeproro
There are no literal ghosts, but the plague clouds resemble ghosts and appear randomly / chase you. Two characters are able to speak to the dead and multiple characters mention seeing ghosts.
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Are there razors?
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angeldog
Yes, but they don't look like modern razors.
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Is there a shower scene?
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angeldog
No, but the tragedians wear blank masks and skin-tight suits that may make them look mannequin-esque to some.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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treoieopiteopeproro
There is no gore audio, but pained and horrific screaming can be heard from the Termitary when entered and in the plague districts.
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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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angeldog
The police and military are shown to be very flawed and complex. The Changeling Route has in-universe copaganda that she believes in and champions for, though. Meanwhile, the Bachelor and Haruspex routes involve a lot of soldier and/or police murder and disdain.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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AndreeaDan
Implied to be used, but not shown on screen.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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jasontodd
No but medical themes are present throughout the game.
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Is there menstruation?
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circle2
Cancer is mentioned once in passing.
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Mental Health
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angeldog
Arguably the entire cast.
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Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
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Is autism misrepresented?
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angeldog
Yes, but not in "oooh mentally ill people are scary" way. Many characters are violent, some of which are mentally ill. It's quite nuanced and not portrayed in an ableist way.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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circle2
One of the player characters receives a suicide note from one of their friends, to later find that they have died. Later in the same route, the player must talk another friend character out of their on-screen suicide attempt.
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MariaMiranda
One storyline revolves around the dubious existence of a character's twin sister.
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Is there misophonia?
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Bluejays
Wet squishing sounds can be heard in infected districts.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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treoieopiteopeproro
Three characters mention wanting to commit suicide. Two of them write a suicidal note which is sent to you. (Both on Day 07 of Haruspex / Bachelor routes)
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angeldog
One could interpret the conversation in the Haruspex route on day 7 with Dankovsky as him having an anxiety attack.
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AndreeaDan
A series of tunnels - can be very claustrophobic and confusing
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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lilich
In addition to the aforementioned character death, on Day 10 of the Bachelor's route, another character attempts suicide by self-immolation. This attempt is not successful and he survives the rest of the game.

As well as this, several characters will express suicidal thoughts or ideation when under stress.

Self-sacrifice through giving up one's own life is a reoccuring theme throughout the game.
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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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Bluejays
A baby can occasionally be heard crying in infected districts.
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Whyareall
While infected by the plague, you may randomly, without warning, start gasping while the camera quickly zooms in before slowly zooming back out.
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Fishyartist
Not sure if there are intentional strobe effects, but the game is somewhat buggy and some visual effects may cause the screen to flash
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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angeldog
Yes, the tutorial characters talk through the PC to the player throughout the game. There is also fourth wall breaking in the secret endings.
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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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jasontodd
There is a character named Big Vlad who has many fatphobic tropes used in reference to him.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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jasontodd
Many characters are racist towards indigenous people. Very prominent in the Haruspex route since he is mixed.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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angeldog
An LGBT character commits suicide, though it is unrelated to her sexuality. Another LGBT NPC has the possibility to die, though it is not a scripted death.
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angeldog
The treatment of the usurer, both from a writing standpoint and in-universe, is questionable. (He is referred to as "the Hunchback", but from what I remember it doesn't get much beyond that.)
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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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DitisEmile
Eva Yan is much younger than Andrey Stamatin, but they are heavily implied to be in a relationship.
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Religious
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MariaMiranda
Religion is a recurrent theme in the game.
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Sex
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lilich
No explicit sexual content is present in the game, but several characters can flirt/make passes at one another in a suggestive fashion, or have dialogue that can be interpreted as sexual.

Several women are scantily clad in-game.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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angeldog
No, but the herb brides are nearly nude with how they're dressed.
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there BDSM?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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angeldog
Not directly. It is possible to interpret Var the usurer as mistreating his adoptive daughter.
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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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Horse333
A contagious terminal disease is the central subject matter of the game.
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Social
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circle2
Notkin and his gang are homeless children, other homeless children are both mentioned and shown (such as one that lives in an abandoned building), the Haruspex is briefly without a home/shelter and the Changelings parents permanently kick her out of their home on a certain day.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Bluejays
There are multiple endings, none of which are especially happy.
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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
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bachelorette
Not a nuclear explosion, but the town can be bombed in one of the endings.
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Is there blood/gore?
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MariaMiranda
Many mentions of blood, not that much depiction
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Does someone drown?
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jasontodd
You can use guns and several npcs use guns including against the player character
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