The Vampire Diaries

TV Show • 2009  

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The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
This tv show contains 127 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
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Does the dog die?
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62
Unanswered Triggers
Is there BDSM?
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0
Is there aphobia?
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0
Abandonment
Yes
8
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Yes
15
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2
2
sarahtollemache
Bonnie is abandoned by her mother
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Is an animal abandoned?
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0
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7
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
30 supporters
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Yes
10
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0
Yes
9
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0
Is someone stalked?
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Yes
50
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2
7
EzraVogel
I don't know what the hell is up with all these No responses. There is absolutely domestic violence. Tyler Lockwood is repeatedly verbally abused and is also slapped by his father. Anna is slapped by her mother. etc.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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1
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5
Yes
11
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1
Yes
47
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3
4
EzraVogel
This is especially common and can be very triggering, as the vampires have a compulsion ability that allows them to make people forget things and that forces them to believe what they're being told
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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0
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7
Is a child abused?
65 supporters
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42
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4
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EzraVogel
Yes, there are characters slapped by their parents all the time. at least twice in season 1. Unsure of after that, I'm rewatching currently
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Addiction
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EzraVogel
There's use and abuse of prescription drugs, most notably in the first season
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Is there addiction?
7 supporters
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52
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1
2
EzraVogel
Addiction to pills
Abuse of prescription drugs
Addiction to blood (Stefan's lack of control is written exactly like addiction and could be triggering)

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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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55
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0
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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1
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5
Does a horse die?
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0
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53
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
96 supporters
Yes
57
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3
2
EzraVogel
A bird dies at least once from hitting a windshield. I believe there are more instances of bird deaths. Unsure about other animals
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Are animals abused?
111 supporters
Yes
7
No
34
0
bananawagon
I mean, Stefan drinks mainly animal blood.
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37
Is there a dead animal?
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43
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Is an animal sad?
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2
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5
Are rabbits harmed?
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7
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3
Does a cat die?
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0
No
49
Does a pet die?
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Yes
1
No
8
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
51
Are there spiders?
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Yes
31
No
10
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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7
Are there snakes?
1 supporters
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28
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20
1
cswick2010
Season 2 there are some in a well
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Are there sharks?
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6
Are there bugs?
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2
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32
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
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7
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0
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
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12
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0
0
AKWoman
Vervain is used against vampires as a roofie-type drug, can incapacitate them and even render them unconscious. It's slipped into drinks without their knowledge and also forced into them with syringes.
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Is there pedophilia?
62 supporters
Yes
4
No
8
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Synech
Most of the characters start off as teenagers and get into relationships with century+ old vampires. Examples include [SPOILERS FROM HERE ON], Elena, who starts the show being 17, dating Stephan and Damon who are 146 and 153 years older than her. Another example is Caroline, who is frozen at 17 years old, is paired with a 1000-year-old vampire at one point.
The ages get a little blurry near the end of the show, but it still gets really uncomfortable, especially in the earlier seasons.
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Is someone held under water?
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13
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0
Is rape mentioned?
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0
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8
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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7
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1
Yes
16
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1
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bananawagon
Several times the brothers will restrain and torture people. (Mason, The vampire after Elena, Alaric, etc.)
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38
No
17
8
There are multiple times, especially in the first season, in which a character is under compulsion and has sex with a main character. Technically the character expressed interest, but after being compelled, they can’t really give proper consent.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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8
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0
Yes
1
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Anonymous
And it shows her trying to quietly sneak out in her underwear but being caught
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Bodily Harm
Yes
47
No
2
2
Self harm by c*tting wrists in S4 Ep 22. Someone is compelled to do it, and they make the comment “I have to keep c*tting” before a graphic scene of the person doing the action.
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Are any hands damaged?
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9
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0
Are there dislocations?
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Yes
6
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0
Is there throat mutilation?
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10
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Yes
40
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1
Elliewolstenholme1
There are multiple scenes of people drowning or choking.
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
23 supporters
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33
No
1
1
KayVenedam
Vampires talk about eating people, and take bites out of them so in a way its like cannibalism
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Is someone crushed to death?
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9
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1
Is someone choked?
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12
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0
Yes
60
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0
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EzraVogel
First instance to come to mind is in 1x22 where it shows many people people being burned alive. I believe people being burned alive is a recurring thing though.
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44
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1
1
kurose
A character ends up in a safe at the bottom of a river whilst alive.
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Is there body horror?
28 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Is there amputation?
12 supporters
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35
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0
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EzraVogel
I believe this happens more than once but specifically in 1x22 and 2x1 they show someone getting their fingers cut off with a knife, at the end and beginning of the episodes respectively
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Does a head get squashed?
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Yes
44
No
2
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
1 supporters
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1
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5
Is there a hanging?
22 supporters
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38
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1
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JJbean
A character hangs themselves in season 2 episode 9
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9
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0
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Anonymous
Plastic bag is put over someone’s head but they survive
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Are any teeth damaged?
23 supporters
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Yes
35
No
1
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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12
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1
Yes
47
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0
0
jonivanrijswijk
When werewolf's turn they break every bone in their body
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Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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5
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29
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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1
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14
Yes
52
No
3
6
Jake
Katharine cuts uncle Johns fingers off

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Is someone tortured?
55 supporters
Yes
61
No
0
0
EzraVogel
First instance that comes to mind is a vampire being tortured by being bound with vervain (an herb that harms them) soaked ropes and then cut. There are numerous other occasions though.
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Yes
13
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0
0
superwoman
Someone is pushed down stairs
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Does someone fall to their death?
7 supporters
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39
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0
Yes
43
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2
0
S1
A vampire’s eyes get mutilated. Another vampire’s eyes are getting vervain put in them
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Is someone stabbed?
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9
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1
Yes
12
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0
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bananawagon
You see people with blood smeared across their lips and chin rather often. Pretty much with every vampire there is.
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Children
Yes
8
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3
0
sarahtollemache
Yes Alaric’s children
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Does a kid die?
27 supporters
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Yes
49
No
2
Yes
8
No
4
1
AKWoman
I don't get the "no" comments. Elena (main character) is 17 and while she is consensual with her boyfriend (who is over 150 years old, btw), she is absolutely sexualized by his older brother, who makes inappropriate comments, ogles her openly, and fondles her undergarments on one occasion (the 2nd undergarment fonding was was she was 18 and no longer a minor). This same man compels a 17-yr-old Caroline to be his "girlfriend" as well. Pretty much all of the main teenagers are sexually active, from age 15 and up, though mostly that's with other teens.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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11
No
0
Does a major character die?
12 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Yes
11
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0
0
AKWoman
Well, yes, it's a show about supernaturals, LOL. Of course they die. Dozens of vampires and multiple werewolves die in the first 3 seasons alone. Witches are human, but many of them die as well.
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
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Yes
12
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Yes
7
No
2
0
Used once by Damon later on in the serie’s
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Synech
S7
Beau (one of the Heretics) is mute, however, his actor (Jaiden Kaine) is not.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
8
No
2
0
jonivanrijswijk
A characters does it in season 1 or 2
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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Yes
46
No
1
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
64
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0
3
JustHereForTheJests7
Pretty much everyone's parents have died by the end of the series
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
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Yes
46
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0
Yes
6
No
14
1
Marusia
In season 6 there is a teddy bear wich literally fell apart cause of being old and in the ground for years (later they mend him). It's also kicked (actually it was very funny scene but propably not for everyone)
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Does a family member die?
10 supporters
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Yes
12
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
29 supporters
Yes
49
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3
5
bellaswanemotiongenerator234
damon
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Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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Yes
46
No
2
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
54
No
1
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
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1
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42
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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6
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
12 supporters
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1
No
4
Are there razors?
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5 supporters
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7
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1
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AKWoman
A razor blade is briefly shown. Nothing is done with it.
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Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
49
No
1
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
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0
No
9
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
Yes
87
No
9
9
Rainbowtash
*spoilers* In season 2, both Mason and Tyler retch and gag and possibly vomit from drinking Wolfsbane before they turn into a werewolf. I forgot which episode Mason was but Tyler is episode 11. Masons is a little hard to catch (and it’s on a video that is watched), but Tyler’s is easy because you know it’s coming from seeing what happened to Mason. Sound is bad, not so much visual.
Also in season 3, ep 18, Sage and another guy gag and then vomit blood or liquid around the 28 minute mark.
Season 4, ep 2. At 4:30ish immediately after Stefan and Elena make out against the tree, she quickly runs away and is shown gagging/possibly vomiting on the ground. Same episode at just before 17 min, after Elena talks to April in the church it cuts to her vomiting blood in a toilet and then in the sink. Very graphic. Season 4, Episode 10: At about 26:20 April starts coughing in a classroom with Bonnie and then vomits up a bunch of water. Season 5, ep 2. Just before 2:30 Katherine is shown in the woods looking sick and possibly vomits by a tree. Same episode a few minutes later, Elena is with Stefan by the water and she starts vomiting a TON of water, it was very graphic and the sound was bad. Season 5, ep. 7. Around the two minute mark when Silas and the couple are at the bus stop, the male starts vomiting blood and retching. Season 6, ep 4. At about 5 minutes in, Jeremy suddenly vomits into a blue bag. It’s extremely sudden, it cuts right to the scene after Elena and Stefan are talking on his motorcycle. Season 6, ep 15 (to add to other comment) after Jo vomits, Kai shows up at the door and also suddenly vomits. He also vomits again at 11 minutes in. Season 7, ep 6. “Jo” vomits right after Caroline feeds her her blood at about 19:45. Season 7, ep 17. At about 13 minutes in, Stefan is running thru the woods handcuffed and he drops to his knees and gags and vomits. Same episode he vomits again around 29:30. Season 7, ep 18. “Stefan” suddenly vomits blood into a bag while in the car with Damon. Opening scene, 50 seconds in. Season 8, ep 1. A girl vomits blood with Caroline at 27:45ish. Season 8, ep 6. Enzo gags and vomits in a bowl at 12 minutes. It’s a cut scene so be careful. Mute/look away after Caroline and Alaric go into the empty diner. Season 8, ep 15. (Multiple scenes, all same person): Matt’s mom goes into a bathroom with a bloody nose and vomits blood in the sink at about 10:40. Same episode at 20:15, she vomits again after Peter says “I gave it to Stefan already”. Same episode, at 35:40 at the wedding right after Damon grabs her throat. And again at 41:05 after Vicki rings the bell.
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Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
0
Anonymous
Last season storyline involves supernatural cannibal creatures
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Is there on-screen pooping?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone spit?
1 supporters
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Yes
37
No
3
Is there audio gore?
29 supporters
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Yes
22
No
0
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Yes
10
No
2
1
bananawagon
Caroline's mom is a cop and there's a lot of corruption.
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Is there incarceration?
1 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
5
No
0
0
Anonymous
S1
First season a brief line using a slur
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0
No
4
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
2
No
7
0
caroline's dad is said to have divorced her mom to be gay, but i don't know if he cheated before that but he does come back in a few episodes and it could be triggering
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
No
34
Yes
57
No
0
2
Ness
Yes in a ton of episodes
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Is there a mental institution scene?
16 supporters
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Yes
29
No
3
Is there a hospital scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
46
No
0
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Yes
48
No
1
5
Anonymous
Only in season 6.
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Mental Health
Yes
14
No
0
1
sgm1028
Stefan has PTSD from being locked in a safe for 3 months. He is also put through exposure therapy. Damon has PTSD from the augustine society. It is handled until he is put back in the same cell and his traumatic experience rush back to him.
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Does someone have a mental illness?
12 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Yes
47
No
1
4
SilkyHearted
There's a very graphic scene of Caroline (as a vampire) being mind controlled to cut her wrist repeatedly.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Yes
0
No
6
0
RuthKouamedjo
damaond crazy
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0
Anonymous
There are storylines around characters having other personalities but I don’t think they ever actually reference did
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0
S1
 E22
jeremy attempts to kill himself but is unsuccessful
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
10 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Does someone have a meltdown?
1 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there misophonia?
23 supporters
Yes
6
No
3
0
sgm1028
The vampires have an ability to make them hear better. In some episodes, sounds that could trigger people are magnified to show how their hearing works.
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Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Is there body dysmorphia?
17 supporters
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Yes
3
No
33
0
kberry
idk who's saying no but literally in season 2 when elijah finds elena at her lake house, she holds a knife to neck and says "ill kill myself" while elijah is at the threshold of the door.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
1 supporters
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Yes
35
No
1
3
Jake
Stephan and the safe
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1
DogGodess101
I say yes, but only if you want to count when Elena gets turned and she cant drink from blood bags or animals. but thats more like a blood disorder/problem
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Yes
0
No
27
-1
Cavalier_Avocado
There is a LOT of suicide in this show. No content warnings are provided.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Yes
6
No
0
1
S4
Spoilers:

Mayor Lockwood is visibly drowned by Klaus at the winter formal

The professor is water boarder by one of the hybrids or one of the originals I think


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Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Yes
12
No
0
0
SarahTollemache1
Throughout a number of seasons… To avoid spoilers I will not name who’s babies, but from Season 2 until the final season…
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Yes
8
No
21
0
DogGodess101
if by shakey cam, do you mean when they record themselves LOL
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Is there screaming?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
23 supporters
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Yes
33
No
0
Paranoia
0
in s2 elena is watched by klauses hybrids and she doesn't realise it.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
37
No
1
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
1
AndreaTEddy
There are several flashback scenes of Katherine having a baby and it being taken away from her.
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Yes
29
No
3
0
Anonymous
It is mentioned sometime in season 7.
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Yes
34
No
2
0
e_cont
jo dies while pregnant with twins
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Yes
0
No
31
3
ShoSheepy
A significant number of black people and people of color are murdered by vampires.

The town is historically racist (slavery).

*Making notes here since there is still no "racism" category on this site.
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Yes
24
No
8
6
Hexe
"Tr*nny" joke in the first 5 minutes of episode 1
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0
emsdog28
The lore of vampires is based on antisemitism.
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1
TaylorRobert
Early in the first episode they use "tranny" as a slur.super out of nowhere and messed up
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Is there hate speech?
19 supporters
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Yes
6
No
22
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
46
No
0
0
e_cont
nora and mary lou
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Anonymous
S6
 E3
Someone says “are you slow”
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Are there n-words?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Race
Is there blackface?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
9
No
0
0
The brother (Damon) is physically in his mid 20’s but is actually over 100. He takes interest in two highschool girls, and has relationships with both.
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Sex
Yes
44
No
0
0
bananawagon
You see people go at it and sometimes it's rough.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
24 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Yes
4
No
2
0
PaulaLaurenco
Only the back
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Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
8 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
50 supporters
Yes
0
No
31
0
bananawagon
No, but Damon was with Isobel as well as Elena so that's kinda sus and gross. Not to mention Katherine, who is related to both.
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Sexism
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bananawagon
There's a lot of 'be a man' and 'toughen up' type of sh*t.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
4
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Yes
3
No
1
0
Anonymous
When someone gets a warewolf bite
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Yes
4
No
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caroline's mother has cancer in s6 and dies after it being animated by caroline trying to save her by turning her into a vampire, but it makes the cancer go faster, to the point her mother has stage 10 cancer and eventually dies.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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5
Are there fat suits?
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4
Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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5
Are there end credit scenes?
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JustHereForTheJests7
Some characters end good, some don't. The ending is subject. Depends if you think it's good or not
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Ness
Yes it’s all started about elenas car crashing and killing her parents but she survived
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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36
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EzraVogel
This happens many times. First time is episode one in the first few minutes. Most often, it's a vampire attempting to injure people in cars and kill them.
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Violence
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bellaswanemotiongenerator234
unfortunately not
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Is there blood/gore?
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Ness
In almost every episode
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Does someone drown?
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sgm1028
Stefan drowns over and over again and Elena, Matt, Greyson and Miranda are shown to be drowning. Carol Lockwood is drowned by Klaus.
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There are a lot of guns. Wooden and normal bullets.
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