Lord of the Rings

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Does the dog die?
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Is an animal sad?
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StaleOrchid
Bill, the pony, is said to have been clearly miserable before the Hobbits take him wity them
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there blackface?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Abandonment
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Lomion
Outside of the Mines of Moria, Bill the Pony is left behind. However, Bill is later reunited with Sam.
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Abuse
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Lomion
Denethor.
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Is someone stalked?
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Anonymous
Gollum follows Frodo for hundreds of miles before being confronted, and Gríma is hinted to have been following Éowyn around.
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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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MisterBadGuy
Parents in the books are almost universally described as good: the sole exception is Denethor, who is rather cold in his treatment of his adult son Faramir, but it is not framed in an abusive fashion so much as a willingness to use Faramir as a gamepiece in the war.
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Addiction
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hobbitishgay
No, but the addiction to the One Ring may be reminiscent of a drug addiction
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Is there addiction?
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EverettHuband
The Ring Itself is an addiction, as proved by gollum.
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hobbitishgay
Characters drink multiple times, but there is no mention of alcoholism or addiction
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Quite a few unnamed and background horses die, but Bill the Pony and Shadowfax make it out okay.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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MisterBadGuy
Early in their journey, the Fellowship is attacked by a large pack of wolves and kills many of them. Gollum eats a number of fish over the course of the story, and kills some rabbits.
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Are animals abused?
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StaleOrchid
In Bree, the Hobbits aquire a pony who is said to have been mistreated by its previous owner
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Crow75
Rabbits are killed and eaten once.
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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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TelevisionMarie19
Large flying monsters called Fellbeasts are killed, but they are more birdlike than dragonlike.
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Are there spiders?
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hobbitishgay
Book 4 chapter 9
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Are there snakes?
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Lomion
There are metal snakes on Aragorn's ring, the Ring of Barahir.
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Are there bugs?
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hobbitishgay
Giant spider in book 4 chapter 9
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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hobbitishgay
Possibly implied in book 6 chapter 8
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Lomion
In the Council of Elrond, the death of an Elven King who was burned alive is described.
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Anonymous
The Hobbits are briefly taken into a tomb by a barrow-wight before being rescued by Tom Bombadil.
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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hobbitishgay
A finger is lost, no limbs are lost
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baharv89
No beheadings described but in Book 5 Chapter 4 "The Siege of Gondor" heads of fallen soldiers are catapulted into a city under siege and it's pretty gruesome
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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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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hobbitishgay
Book 6 chapter 3
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Is someone tortured?
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LimeadeIsLife
There is one example in Fellowship of the Ring where the character later comes back to life, as the other commenter mentioned. But there is another example in Return of the King where the character really does die.
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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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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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baharv89
A major theme is the corrupting influence of power and evil, particularly in relation to Sauron and/or the One Ring. Everyone who has the Ring for a long time eventually becomes possessed by it, though some are better at resisting this than others.
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Are there ghosts?
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baharv89
There is a whole legion of ghosts in Book 5 Chapter 2 "The Passage of the Grey Company"
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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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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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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MisterBadGuy
The books take place before the existence of modern law enforcement. The closest thing is an organization called the Shiriffs, who are co-opted into the foot soldiers of a street gang in "The Scouring of the Shire"; they are framed as ineffectual buffoons.
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LGBTQ+
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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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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The chapter "The Houses of Healing" in Return of the King has several major characters near death in a hospital following a major battle.
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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 self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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baharv89
Book 4 Chapter 9 "Shelob's Lair" is fairly claustrophobic
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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hobbitishgay
Book 5 chapter 7
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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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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MisterBadGuy
The hobbits, who are described as well-fed, often make jokes about either their own weight or each other's, which is usually framed in a playful manner. A few minor characters, though treated positively, are largely defined by being fat, including a hobbit named Fatty Bolger and a commander named Forlong the Fat.
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baharv89
No misgendering. One character disguises herself as a man so she can go fight in battle.
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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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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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MisterBadGuy
There are a few relationships that feature some kind of age gap - for instance, a 26-year-old woman bearing a crush on an 87-year-old man who marries a 2000-year-old woman - but it is not treated as such, as the characters have hugely varying lifespans and nearly all of those romantically involved appear similar in age.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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MisterBadGuy
There are a number of scenes featuring male nudity, with the most notable appearing in "Fog on the Barrow-Downs", "The White Rider", and "The Tower of Cirith Ungol." In no instance is it framed as sexual.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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MisterBadGuy
Though many characters cry or weep, it is never framed as negative.
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Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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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?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Anonymous
Bittersweet. Sauron is defeated, but the world will never be the same and several major characters ultimately leave Middle-Earth forever.
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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
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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EverettHuband
There are huge bloody battles with crazy high casualties.
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
Frodo's mom and dad are explicitly mentioned to have died in a boating accident.
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Is there gun violence?
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