Dune

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Does a cat die?
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Dame
The sandworms are huge, dragon-like invertebrates that are majorly significant to the plot.
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Does an animal die?
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An infant is said to have been murdered, but this is not described. A toddler is taken prisoner by a military force, but is unharmed.
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Several fictional drugs are used and are significant to the plot. A minor character's drug addiction is leveraged by his superior to control him.
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A scene in which a character is drunk and unintentionally reveals sensitive information to another.
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A major character experiences a torture-like test at the beginning of the book. Later, a great deal of torture is implied to be used against other characters, and a villainous character describes methods he will use to torture a major character.
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Characters fight and are cut regularly with bladed weapons. A prisoner having his hair shaved by his captors is mentioned but not described.
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TKushnarev
A tooth is carefully removed in a non-painful way.
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A major character is buried alive beneath a large amount of sand, but is unharmed.
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A character is buried alive under a large amount of sand. They use a special technique to survive with limited air, and are ultimately unharmed.
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DylanOke
An infant is stated to have been killed, but the scene is not described. Later, a toddler is attacked and threatened by other characters, but is not harmed.
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Characters are regularly imprisoned by enemy forces. Late in the story, a toddler is captured by a military force, but is unharmed.
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Characters share the consciousness of those who have passed away by undertaking a drug-induced trance, but nobody is actually 'possessed'.
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Characters spit as a sign of respect in their fictional culture.
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Characters are threatened with deadly needles several times. A character is killed with a small needle, and later another character commits suicide with one.
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A character asks his allies to kill him as penance for his actions.
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Someone gets buried alive under the sand.
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One character bites down on a poisoned tooth during an assassination attempt.
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Does a baby cry?
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A pregnant woman is threatened and attacked, but she and the unborn child are ultimately unharmed.
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Two children are born in the events of the novel but both births take place in a time jump that occurs around the middle of the story. Childbirth is not actually described.
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A major character is extremely obese and uses high-tech equipment to walk and stand.
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A major LGBT character is killed, but the killing is unrelated to their orientation.
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SDrost
No jokes, but being fat is equated to being 'gross'
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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A powerful force arranges for the careful 'breeding' of noble people to control bloodlines, and it is explained that two characters who are unknowingly cousins would have been 'bred' together under different circumstances. A major villain openly lusts after his teenaged nephew.
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A major character is threatened with sexual assault, but is unharmed. Several villainous characters regularly rape enslaved people, but these instances are never described.
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The ending is bittersweet, with it being implied that the positive outcome of the story will lead to terrible things in the future.
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Several "thopters", comparable to futuristic helicopters, crash during battles or from sabotage.
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Nuclear weapons are used to disable a force field near the end of the book. They do not result in casualties.
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