The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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starlyaj
Horses are common in Skyrim and are almost always killable. (You can kill Shadowmere but she respawns at her death place after a while) and in Helgen, a dragon is shown to kill a horse in the middle of the town.
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johnpaulrossfeld
Dogs can be killed, but it is not forced in game.
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imbalancedMortician
It depends on whether you consider wolf fighting rings to be abuse. The quests concerning these rings are entirely optional but are easy to stumble upon in normal gameplay.
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Does a pet die?
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Lolaf
Some bandit/enemy camps double as dog fighting rings, usually using wolves instead of the ingame dog models. It's not always easy to tell until you are outside the camp.
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Maria Catherine
Frostbite spiders, charus, charus hunters, are all enemies
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CarolineHumes
Many dead animals, even if you don't kill them yourself. You will stumble across them in the wilderness. They include sabrecats, bears, foxes, goats, and deer.
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starlyaj
In Skyrim, dragons are a common enemy, and you are forced to kill many of them such as Alduin, the main antagonist.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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starlyaj
There are many other animals in Skyrim such as chickens, wolves, foxes, hawks, and etc. Some of them are programmed to be killed in certain events, and some NPCs will be seen hunting them.
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MichaelLutz
In many puzzle rooms, you will encounter carved stones in which a snake may be on one of them.
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starlyaj
Frostbite Spiders are a common enemy which are just giant, venomous spiders.
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starlyaj
There are no cats in Skyrim that resemble housecats, but there are giant sabrecats that are often hunted by NPCs but they don't resemble cats very much other than their paws and body structure.
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Boopers
Daedra frequently lie to other characters in order to get what they want.
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AnExcellentMedic
In the Thieves Guild questline you have to stalk Gulum Ei, an Argonian dockworker.
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starlyaj
The player has the ability to attack anyone in the game at any time.
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starlyaj
In Riften, there is an orphanage in which there is an old lady seen abusing children verbally, and implied to abuse them physically too.
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starlyaj
Skooma is a common drug in Skyrim, and there are many quests involving skooma addicts. In the Redwater Den added by the Dawnguard DLC, there is a dead khajiit bandit who died from skooma overdose.
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QuintusHazard
A few characters are addicted to alcohol, and a few are addicted to the drug Skooma - one optional side quest has you retrieving some Skooma for an addict who is experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
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starlyaj
There are many drunk NPCs in Skyrim that spend their septims on ale and mead, and often ask the player for some money.
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Your hands are bound at the beginning of the game up until another character cuts you free. Multiple characters seen in the beginning of the game also have bound hands, and one is gagged. Several characters and/corpses can be found in cages. One character and many corpses are webbed up by spiders. During a Dark Brotherhood quest there are three characters whose hands have been bound and sacks are over their heads. When entering a specific city for the first time, a man with bound hands will be lead to be executed. There are many more examples...
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NellBGC
Sapphire in Riften mentions sexual abuse in her past
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starlyaj
When opening Skyhaven Temple, the player cuts their hand with a dagger and uses the blood to open the door. This is all shown in an animation.
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ApathyAndroid
Sabre cat teeth are an alchemy ingredient that can be looted from enemy sabre cats, alchemists, or found in loot containers such as alchemist pouches. Mammoth tusks are a similar item, and although they are not an alchemy ingredient, they are requested by NPCs in a few minor quests as crafting materials. Horker tusks are also similar to mammoth tusks, but can be ignored entirely, as they can only be sold to general goods stores or used to craft optional mounted trophies if the player wishes to add that to a Hearthfire DLC home. There is no gore on the models, however, and looting an enemy's teeth or tusks does not affect its corpse in any way.
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Tffr
Beyond vampires, there are straight up cannibals in Skyrim. One quest line involves the player eating someone, and you may play alongside Eola, a cannibal. There are also innumerable caves with body parts strewn about even on plates on tables, strongly implying cannibalism has taken place.
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CaptainFrostyPaws
You can decapitate human enemies during specific kill screens.
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Mastermindhen
Giants' toes can be harvested for use in alchemy, although there is no animation or gore involved.
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t.learoyd
If you follow the Dark Brotherhood questline, there is a head-squashing.
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starlyaj
In some places, you can find burnt corpses. (Ex. In Helgen some burnt corpses are found, burnt to death by a dragon.)
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angeltoycole
there is no hanging in this game. there is, however, beheadings.
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QuintusHazard
Optional, but in the character creation screen, the player can choose to give their character scars over their eyes, which could imply mutilation depending on the player's personal lore for the character.
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starlyaj
The Thalmor can be found torturing Stormcloaks in their embassy, and in the Dark Brotherhood questline, you have the chance to torture some people until they give you money.
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Marsyas767
Your character can drown underwater which is accompanied by breathing sound effects
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Thomas Veil
I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
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QuintusHazard
If the player jumps or falls from a high place, they can be killed by the fall damage. NPCs can also be "Fus-Ro-Dah"d from high places, which can kill them.
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It is possible for characters to fall down stairs when they are knocked backwards or killed.
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Emilia Wennqvist
As other comments show, there are storyline child deaths. In gameplay outside of quests however, children cannot be harmed outside of Player-made modifications to the game.
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Burd
In the Companions questline, one of the possible side quests is to go rescue a random NPC who was kidnapped and bring them home safely.
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Spookfella
Wtf?
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stardustsweater
At the first scene in Helgen you’ll see a boy and his father. Later in the game you can encounter said boy who will say that his father has died. You are also capable of killing the parents of some children
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starlyaj
There are lots of ghosts found in Skyrim, as NPCs in quests are random encounters in dungeons. There's even children spirits in some quests.
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starlyaj
In a special dungeon, there are thralls kept by a man whose will is trapped inside of soul gems. If the soul gem is removed from the pedestal, the thralls will turn on their master and attempt to kill him for imprisoning them.
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breehcnicdoll
Kind of. There is a jester.
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Marsyas767
Many of the dungeons are very dark and enemies can sometimes come out when you don't expect them too. This happened quite a lot to me however the game is usually pretty good about giving you audio cues for enemies.
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starlyaj
The afflicted are a group of mortals cursed/blessed by the Daedric Prince of disease, Peryite. They have the ability to projectile vomit poison on opponents.
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imbalancedMortician
There is a quest called Discerning The Transmundane in which blood of an extinct elf species is needed to open a box. You can synthesize the blood you need using blood from all the other elf species still alive, and the device used looks like a box made of four tubes with needles sticking out.
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eyesinthehills
Some places of worship are populated with comatose sick people being tended to by priests, but the resemblance to a hospital ends there as they lack any modern technology.
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eyesinthehills
In order to open a door during a main questline as well as in Dawnguard and a few other scenes, the player character must slit/impale their own hand to draw blood. This is shown onscreen.
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starlyaj
In many dungeons, it's very crowded or small. And if you get arrested in Skyrim, many jail cells are very small. (Especially the one in Windhelm.)
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Jacqui Harrison
There is a woman in Windhelm who will commit suicide if her daughter is killed during a quest. NPCs in the city who knew the character can occasionally comment on this as you walk past them.
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OneirosDream
Yes, in the opening scenes and sometimes when dragons are attacking.
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Does a baby cry?
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JCHall110
At various points in the game, different spells or effects cause bright flashes. There are also several cutscenes which feature bright flashes. I don't believe there are any repeated flashes.
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chellethefish
Seren, the pregnant Dawnstar blacksmith can be killed.
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OneirosDream
In the Dark Brotherhood quest line, your first contract option is to kill a homeless man named Narfi who seems to have some developmental disability, based on the dialog options, voice-acting and other context (including a separate side quest involving Narfi not knowing his sister/ caregiver is unable to return to him because she died). Some might interpret murdering the disabled guy as ableist behavior. It's not clear who ordered the contract or why but seems implied someone in his community considers him a nuisance and wants him gone. He has no weapons or ability to defend himself.
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Sheogorath
The closest thing is that during one quest called The Mind of Madness, in Pelagius's Mind; there is an attractive-looking woman called "Sultry Maiden" who doesn't have any voice lines and doesn't have much relevance to the quest, but in early versions of the game she had a deep male voice, and that may have been some small attempt at a transphobic joke, but it was very hard to notice even when it was in the game
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schadd
there might be one somewhere in the billion lines of dialogue but it's not the sort of thing in the vast majority of the game
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starlyaj
Bandits may often yell at you depending on your race. (Ex. 'You'll make a fine rug, cat! if you're a khajiit) (Ex. "Die, you Orc filth!" if you're an orc)
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Travis
first guy to die is Lokir of rorkistead and hes white
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sferris1998
No character is explicitly called out as LGBT, but the player character and some NPCs (revealed to be LGB by being same-gender romance options) can die during gameplay.
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leylo
Never anything explicit, but it is talked about occasionally.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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CaptainFrostyPaws
Astrid speaks about how her uncle would assault her, but nothing it shown. Only talked about.
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There are homeless beggars and wanderers in most of the game's locales.
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angeltoycole
you do not have to kill paarthurnax! you are given a choice whether or not to do it, and you can very much say no.
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Calkesh
Santa (et al) are not mentioned in this game. However, there are some fan-made mods which introduce "Saturalia", an in-universe equivalent of Christmas, including Father Saturalia and his workshop.
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Bengelix
The game has no cars, only horse-drawn carts.
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CaptainFrostyPaws
Guns are not in skyrim, unless you get a mod. Only bows.
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starlyaj
When fighting, there is alot of blood, and you can even decapitate your opponents, and in some quests, you can harvest human flesh and human hearts.
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CaptainFrostyPaws
Bomb type things go off in specific quests, but nothing nuclear. Only smaller explosions. Also, specific types of magic will explode.
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starlyaj
Underneath Dragonsreach, there is the skeleton of an unknown person, floating in the water. The player can drown if they are underwater for a long period of time.
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