Persona 5

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Connoror
Multiple horse-like personas may be killed.
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aftglow
A dog you can see in the Yongen-Jaya alleyways is implied to die of old age/sickness. The death does not happen on screen.
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ionasd
In the mission "Justice for cats" you fight a man who is a cat murderer.
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Does a pet die?
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mishimishi
Many enemies resemble bugs. A boss transforms into a fly-like creature.
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Connoror
Mentions of dead cats can be seen in a side mission.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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miramead
Some enemies take the shape of animals.
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mistersandman
Some personas have snakelike bodies.
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mishimishi
In a side quest there is a man who repeatedly abuses and kills alley cats. Additionally there is a scene where a main character cat tries to save another character who is in danger and ends up being harshly kicked against a wall. The cat survives but it could still be a pretty disturbing moment.
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tial
Iwai states that his adopted son was abandoned by his biological mother at his door. This isn’t shown only stated.
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GuyofMinimalImportance
A young girl is literally gaslighted by the government to have believed that she was responsible for her mother's death. Several other characters lie throughout the plot. Even the protagonist is technically gas-lighting his parental guardian by claiming to not be involved with the Phantom Thieves, which he is.
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blueeagles10
There's a girl in the school who stalks a guy she likes, and there is a Mementos request to make her stop.
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mishimishi
A major character talks about his abusive father who used to abuse both him and his mother
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mishimishi
A teacher is both mentioned and shows on screen physical and verbal abuse of his students. Additionally many characters have abusive parents that they talk about when you talk with them.
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mishimishi
A major character talks about his alcoholic abusive father. A supporting character you can talk to is almost always seen very drunk and talks about abusing alcohol to relieve stress.
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cyk3s
several social links have addictions, particularly an alcoholic and a smoker.
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BillyRaymond
At the start of the game, the player character is drugged by police forces during his interrogation. Early on in the story, the player visits a back-alley doctor, and is able to purchase medicines from her to heal the party during dungeon-crawling segments, in return for being her test subject on an experimental new drug.
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DidADogDie
It's never stated explicitly, but a teacher is heavily implied to be assaulting students
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baylaurels
The main character is detained by the police - the frame narrative of the game is that he is being held and interrogated about the actions that lead to it. The Velvet Room (a supernatural location the main character visits in his dreams) is also depicted as a jail cell he is being held in, and the personas themselves also have some imagery of restraints/chains, especially during persona fusion
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WolfMoon2845
Some Persona's origins in the Compendium mention cannibalism, however none is ever shown in game
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tial
A lot of the shadows contort in inhumane ways
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Connoror
A main character can be seen scratching the floor so hard that his fingertips bleed.
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EonFlare
Head gets stepped on by officer near start of game but not squashed
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baylaurels
You can use fire-based attacks to kill enemies, and some enemies in turn use fire-based attacks that could kill the player character.
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BillyRaymond
Once you have reached a certain progression point in the game, you unlock a set of Gallows, where you can tribute one of your current Personas to power up another with higher stats, and a skill inherited from the sacrificed Persona.
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BriBunny
In the scenes mentioned above eyes bulge out of the head and have more prominent veins than usual
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mishimishi
At the beginning of the interrogation scene the protagonist is drugged and beaten up by police officials. In a palace there are "dungeons" of students going through different types of torture to symbolize how the teacher abuses those students in the real world.
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baylaurels
There is violence throughout the game but quite minimal blood. The most notable scenes of gore are when characters unlock their persona powers - a mask appears in their face and they must rip it off, and it is seen to hurt and cause some blood. **SPOILERS** There is also a scene where a character is shot in the head, blood is seen
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Arso
Yes, but this is during a panic attack which happens throughout the game, and also some cases where characters come down with a mysterious illness.
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mishimishi
A main character broke his leg from the abuse of a teacher. Additionally at the start of the game if you initially refuse to sign a confession under your name a police officer stomps on your leg and it makes a snapping/crunching noise very reminiscent of breaking a leg.
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MariaClocktower
Not technically a seizure but a character is seen breaking down and losing control of their motor functions in a rather disturbing scene
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Tsukaretaaa
A main character’s close friend attempts suicide. She survives, but suffers serious injuries.
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m0th
Ann, a teenager who was almost sexually assaulted by a teacher, is objectified and utilized for fanservice throughout the game. She wears a dominatrix leather catsuit and does suggestive poses in it.
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mistersandman
[SPOILERS] At a certain point in the game, the main character will appear to have been shot in the head point-blank, and you can see blood running down his face as well as in a puddle under his head on the table. Near the end of the game, another teenager sacrifices himself to save the others, and while this is not seen, you can hear him being shot multiple times followed by a character confirming that she can no longer receive a signal from him.
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tial
[SPOILERS] Akechi after defeating him, although what happened is obscured an only gunshots are heard. In the original release, he never appears again implying he died, however the Royal true ending implies he might still be alive
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syukoshiomy
you can choose to do so as the main protagonist. this will have consequences come valentine's day in-game, particularly if you decide to date every available girl in the game. this consequence has no bearing on the plot, however.
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mishimishi
Offscreen multiple major characters have deceased parents. On screen the father of a major character dies however he is very clearly depicted as a villain.
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Connoror
In the Kaneshiro arc, Makoto is kidnapped and forced to pay ransom.
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CapnJack
The boys are seen chilling in a Japanese-style public bath house, and your male player character can go back any time you choose.
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MariaClocktower
Personas act as spirits of people
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mistersandman
Not in the sense of things attacking you out of nowhere (though random encounters may be startling if you don’t see them coming), but there is a particular cutscene after Okumura’s palace where a character is well one minute and then very abruptly begins dying, and there is a zoom on his face which has become very disturbing in appearance.
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Are there razors?
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baylaurels
The main characters have "personas," which are effectively demons that represent their internal spirits manifested outside of their bodies to give them fighting powers. Especially in their introductory scenes of "awaking" their personas, this can seem a little bit like possession, though it is not exactly the case. A main part of the mystery also includes "mental shutdowns," where people lose control of themselves and act erratically, which [SPOILER] is revealed to have been caused intentionally by a third party.
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Arso
Definitely not fart, but iirc, some Persona awakening scenes - you can see drool. It's not spitting, it's just drool.
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tial
“I almost pissed myself” is used as an expression but not meant literally.
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Connoror
In the Hawaii trip arc, a side character is implied to have gotten sick in the bathroom from the American tap water.
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stardustnewspapers
as mentioned above, in the start of the game there is an optional dialog option which can lead to hearing the main character get hurt
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paintedrocket
While there are examples of the police being corrupt (such as beating up and drugging the player character), their actions are not celebrated and are framed as immoral by the game itself
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dustsommelier
You can use an electric chair to turn your Personas into items
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BloodyJinxii
No mental institutions are shown, however a character you can talk to mentions their friend being in one.
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mishimishi
The main character is drugged with a truth serum throughout the interrogation scenes. Needles are displayed haphazardly across the floor.
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tial
In the Royal expanded version of the game, A woman is in a catatonic depression state after her family was murdered in front of her. While in the hospital, she has a PTSD attack when her boyfriend attempts to comfort her.
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liliavanrouge
someones family member who has cancer is mentioned, but never important
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gummicorn
a girl, who believes that she's responsible for her mother's death, has several anxiety attacks during the course of the fourth palace in-game
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liliavanrouge
the leg crunching noises that (can) happen in the beginning of the game, theres also lots of like. gorey noises?? heavy breathing also happens a number of times
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mistersandman
A teenage girl commits suicide in the first arc after being sexually and physically abused by her teacher.
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tial
Maruki’s ex-girlfriend is hospitalised because of her severe PTSD after witnessing her whole family being murdered. She has a panic attack when Maruki accidentally triggers her PTSD while trying to calm her. Kasumi is repressing traumatic memories of her sister’s death because she is unable to deal with the weight of being partly responsible for her death.
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daydreamcafes
a main protag is slightly implied to starve herself
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aI3x
sort of. the black mask is never stated to have a specific mental illness, but they’re definitely not mentally well either.
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ender.girl747.24
A female character is shown attempting suicide but survives.
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Arso
It depends. A character is autistic-coded, and it is implied that she was verbally abused by men in black suits following her mother's death, and then neglected by an uncle of hers following her mother's death.
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GuyofMinimalImportance
A Teenage girl jumps off of a building in a failed attempt to kill herself.
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daydreamcafes
a character is very insecure and thinks very lowly of herself, and her body
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mistersandman
A character says he’ll commit suicide to atone for his crimes. Another character berates him for saying so, and he doesn’t do it.
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GuyofMinimalImportance
The player frequently crawls through ventilation shafts, during which the camera will switch to a first person perspective.
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tial
The screen briefly flashes to an inverted colour when the protagonist is presumably shot dead in the previously mentioned scene. One of the last palaces is a Casino (which you also see during the flashforward prologue)
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Does a baby cry?
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Connoror
Yes, these can be turned off in the game settings.
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sulsul
If you choose the dialogue where you refuse to acknowledge that the game is a work of fiction, a voice will say you're not allowed to play the game and send you back to the main menu.
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MayoiSnail
There are a pair of very minor characters that are stereotypes of gay men, including feminine speech, makeup and clothing (although it is not literally a dress). During their (fortunately brief) time on screen, they make unwanted advanced towards a male main character, and exist solely for the purpose of jokes at their expense and jokes trivializing male on male sexual assault. The undated re-release Persona 5: Royal makes them more sympathetic, but they remain very stereotypical.
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groovymonty
Arguably, a lot people people think Ryuji has ADHD and he is shown repeatedly to be the butt of the joke.
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PixelSys
The character Igor resembles an antisemitic caricature.
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Nothing hateful is said about Gay people; but there is one scene of comic relief where two gay stereotypes pursue a straight character who is clearly upset by their advances. The re-release of the game "Persona 5 Royal" changes the scene to make these two characters more sympathetic, but still stereotypical.
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syukoshiomy
not specifically stated outright, but two very minor characters appear who are very overt homophobic stereotypes. one main protagonist expresses slight disgust over the implications of these two.
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mishimishi
A female character dresses up in lots of layers of clothing and the end result is very much reminiscent of a "haha she's fat" kind of joke.
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Emma
It's a Japanese game and there are little to no black people in this series at all.
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Jayfell
Optionally: Some of the teenaged main character's romantic interests are adults, including his own teacher.
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his imperious compensation
Some sexual language is used and hinted at, and there's some nude demon characters, but no actual sexual content
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ohheyitsyouagain
there are a few scenes where female (often teenaged) characters are objectified.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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RainM
You have the option to date a girl who is technically your adoptive sister.
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lilpig
While not exactly scenes, some of the demons that appear regularly in gameplay are somewhat nude. One is essentially a giant penis.
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mistersandman
Yusuke has an unstable living situation for a period of time.
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blueeagles10
There are unhappy endings, but these come as a consequence of failing to complete missions or making certain decisions.
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ionasd
Goro jokes during an interview that he wishes Santa was real.
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CapnJack
Near the beginning of the game a subway train derails and plows into the crowd at one of the stops.
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tial
In the Royal expanded version of the game, A high school girl is hit and killed by a car. The impact isn’t shown but her bloody corpse after the impact is.
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Tsukaretaaa
Guns are one of the main weapons in the game
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samecio
One main character has nuclear skills as her persona and when some are used a small explosion happen on an enemy. The main protagonist can use some of these powers as well.
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CapnJack
A character is shot point-blank in the forehead with a pistol, and blood is seen pouring down their face and splattering onto a table. Other characters are killed by a fictional catastrophic illness which causes them to leak black bile from their face and die.
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GrayWizard
There is a scene where a major character is assumed to have died on a boat, but that's about it. Said character was completely fine, anyway.
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