Persona 3

Video Game • 2008 • Adventure  

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This video game contains 52 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
149 supporters
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CapnJack
The dog is seen bleeding on the sidewalk, but lives.
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Unanswered Triggers
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tial
Not intentional abandonment. A pet dog’s owner (who lived alone and had no family) dies and the dog as a result subsequently becomes a stray wandering around the city on its own. He is adopted by the protagonist and his friends when they find him.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
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deniallol
No, there's a passing reference to rabbits dying of sadness, but no rabbits are ever seen in the game.
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tial
Not outright abandoned, but a couple of the characters parents are said to be neglectful
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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tial
Teenagers who were put through inhumane experiments become spiteful murderers who kill unrelated civilians.
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Is someone eaten?
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tial
Not a human, but the Protagonist’s Perosna during their awakening briefly goes berserk and begins to eat the giant shadow monster alive.
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Abuse
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rivaltrevor
Not many, but Junpei's dad is implied to be abusive (this comes up in his social link)
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tial
A main character forgives another student who was bullying them after they apologise and stop bullying them but there’s no instances of forgiving a domestic abuser.
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Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
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tial
Also there’s recorded camera footage you can see of Aigis sneaking into the protagonists room, standing next to his bed and watching him sleep for several hours
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Is there domestic violence?
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tial
Female characters are injured and KO’d during fight scenes similarly to male characters but there’s never any point where it’s excessively brutal or feels like women in particular are being targeted by the narrative
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Is someone gaslighted?
19 supporters
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Is a child abused?
55 supporters
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18
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daydreamcafes
a main protag has an implied neglectful father
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Addiction
5
CapnJack
The character Shinji is addicted to a fictional pill that suppresses his Persona power, sorta analogous to a painkiller.
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Is there addiction?
6 supporters
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tial
See below
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nbhikari
The father of one of a main character is said to be an alcoholic.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
52 supporters
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Does a horse die?
41 supporters
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
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JoJoMichelDu59
Techniacally, certain ennemies can be considered animals and you can kill them.
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Are animals abused?
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CapnJack
There is a dog that fights... but strictly monsters.
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Is there a dead animal?
51 supporters
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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
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tial
A prominent dog character gets sad at a couple points and whines
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Does a cat die?
82 supporters
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Daffodiru
Mewlie, in the Aigis SL, leaves its owner to find a place to die.
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
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tial
See above
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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manjenson
Some personas resemble snakes.
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Are there bugs?
13 supporters
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JoJoMichelDu59
There are giant beetles.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
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3
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tial
Characters take drugs but there isn’t a point where someone is drugged without their knowledge. That said, there is a point in the story where a Shadow uses supernatural powers on the main characters to cause them to black out for an unspecified period of time in a similar vein to being drugged
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Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
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5
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Labrys
In the femc route of portable, ken who is a child is a romance option. In the same route an adult man tries asking the main character (a minor) on a date in the future
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tial
It’s mentioned that Fuuka underwent severe bullying by other girls before she goes missing.
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tial
Junepi is captured and tied up at one point. He is rescued before he is harmed at all
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tial
There is a point where a Shadow causes the Protagonist and Yukari to black out, then once the protagonist recovers, it tries to manipulate him through a voice in his head to have sex with Yukari while she is still blacked out, however the protagonist refuses to do so and they both recover fine with no sexual assault taking place
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Bodily Harm
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Reference to cutting self
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divinegrace
a minor villain is seen being choked by her persona
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Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
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PuppyLuver256
While cannibalism is definitely not a part of either the main or any side plots, iirc there *may* be Personas the player character can obtain that *may* reference cannibalism in their Compendium entries, as they are based on monsters and figures from real-world mythologies that may or may not feature that in their backstories. However, this brief mention would be the most that this concept gets referenced, and this part of the Compendium entry is not required reading (the default page lists the Persona's stats, elemental weaknesses and resistances, and whatever skills they had when they were most recently registered).
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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tial
During the second full moon, Mitsuru is held up really high in the air by her neck and chocked by a giant Shadow. She is rescued before she is killed. Chidori is almost chocked to death by her own Persona before she is given suppressants to stop it from killing her.
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JoJoMichelDu59
You can use fire attacks on ennemies. (and some are human)
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
25 supporters
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deniallol
Early in the game, a man slowly melts alive into a black substance.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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tial
The game revolves around tarot cards. One of the tarots is the “Hanged Man” and as the name implies depicts an illustration of a man that’s been hung.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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18
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tial
The protagonist passes out and falls into a coma for a week after awakening to their persona
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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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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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divinegrace
one of the villains die by falling off of tartarus
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deniallol
A black substance is seen bursting out of a teenager's eye during a cutscene.
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tial
Quite a lot of blood, but zero gore
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Children
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tial
In the portable version (and the version rereleased to most modern consoles in 2023) The Little Girl from the Hanged Man social link becomes trapped in the dark hour and you have to rescue her before the deadline.
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Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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daydreamcafes
at the very end a main protag passes away
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2
Pretty much all of the female characters are minors (high school students), and there is, like many anime, occasional "fanservice"
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
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tial
[SPOILERS] Shinji jumps in front of a bullet to save Ken, which kills him. Chidori uses her power to save Junepi after he is fatally shot which comes at the comes of her own life. The protagonist uses all their power to stop the god of death, which results in them becoming very sick for a week before dying. Several characters comment on how unnaturally pale the protagonist looks prior to their death.
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tial
Two playable characters are killed off
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3
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tial
Koromaru survives
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Does someone die?
10 supporters
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4
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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BloodyJinxii
A main character is kidnapped by a minor villain but is rescued.
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Does a parent die?
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daydreamcafes
the protag has no parents, and their death scene is shown on multiple occasions
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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BloodyJinxii
In order to max out "Social Links", the protagonist is forced into a romantic any girl he starts a friendship with, without any options to break up with other romantic partners.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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tial
Mitsuru’s father is shot dead. A recording of Yukari’s father about to die in an explosion can be heard.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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JoJoMichelDu59
Not exactly a possession, but it'll be spoiler to explain.
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Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
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effie
No actual ghosts that I recall, but there is discussion of ghosts (including a ghost story) and one character is rumoured to be one.
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Are there clowns?
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deniallol
No one drowns but the characters go to the beach.
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
4 supporters
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tial
Chidori regularly cuts herself however it’s not made clear if it’s by a razor or something else. She is never shown doing it onscreen
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daydreamcafes
its lighthearted but a character walks into one in the shower
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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tial
In the Sun Social Link, you are told a story he is making about a pink alligator. It’s mentioned in the story that the alligator intentionally induces vomiting by drinking swamp water after accidentally eating his friend. There is no visual to this, just text.
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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?
7 supporters
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puppypaulie
One side character is a police officer who sells armor / weapons to the player, but wouldn’t consider it to be “pro-cop”
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Rujasu
The beach scene contains one instance of the usual transphobic joke, where a female-presenting character is revealed to be a man, who continues to aggressively hit on the protagonist group as they get grossed out and run away.
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tial
In the portable version, if you play as the Female MC and pick Elizabeth as your female attendant, the final hang-out event ends with implied sex. This happens regardless if you are in a relationship or not. This also happens if you play as the Male MC, however since you can’t date males, this is not bisexual cheating - Just regular cheating which isn’t any better to be fair.
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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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Yes
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Kappathefr0g
The main character falls into a coma for a week after awakening his/her persona. A minor villain is also hospitalized assuming they survive. Shinjiro is put into a coma for the rest of the game after he gets shot if the female protagonist maxes out his social link.
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CapnJack
The character Akinari suffers from an unspecified terminal illness.
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Mental Health
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1
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rivaltrevor
Certain characters could be interpreted this way; it's not very explicit but still is there
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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Yes
25
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0
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tial
Chidori regularly self-harms to the point that the other characters had to actively remove all sharp objects in the hospital room she was kept in because she kept doing it and she still finds a way to do it after this anyway. Also, characters in this game summon their personas by shooting themselves in the head. The guns are fake and they aren’t actually being harmed, but considering how extremely frequent persona summoning Is, being THE most frequent action performed in this game, and that there’s no way to skip this animation, this game should be avoided completely if you are sensitive at all to this type of imagery. (Also the opening scene of the game is Yukari holding a gun to her own head and crying before dropping it without this context being given for several hours after this scene, which may also be triggering)
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Is autism misrepresented?
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tial
The leader of Strega, who is dying because of the experiments performed on him, aims to bring about the end of the world out of shire spite as a sort of “If I’m going down, I’m taking as many people down with me as possible” mentality
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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tial
A villain kills himself with a grenade after his defeat. A man who was shot in the chest jumps off a 150 storey building
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tial
Main plot revolves around a supernatural point in time called “The Dark Hour” slated after midnight where the sky hue turns green, most people turn into coffins, supernatural monsters attack and the school transforms into a giant unstable tower that serves as a conduit for the supernatural causes.
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0
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tial
Ken, an elementary school student, has a meltdown confronting his mothers killer
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Is there misophonia?
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4
Is there ABA therapy?
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4
Is there body dysmorphia?
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tial
Ken, a kid in elementary school, verbally stated that he considered committing suicide several times after the death of his mother. [SPOILERS] It’s also heavily implied he was going to commit suicide after he kills Shinji, but he never does once he dies.
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paintedrocket
One character is shown to be nervous around intoxicated people, but he doesn't have a full-on panic attack
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JoJoMichelDu59
The whole game can be considered somewhat claustrophobic since the place where you fight is a big closed tower.
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MysticMaknae
A social link has a binge eating disorder
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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11
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CapnJack
Blatant and frequent suicide imagery throughout the game, several characters threaten or contemplate suicide, two characters jump off a bridge and are thought to be dead for some time, and one character commits suicide with a grenade offscreen.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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0
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deniallol
No f-bombs, but the occasional lesser profanity.
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xoxocharr
some of the cutscenes in vanilla and FES (not Portable) have brief flashing lights
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Paranoia
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tial
At the start of the game, the protagonist is being constantly watched by his dorm mates, even while sleeping, with cameras throughout the dorms. SEES are being watched by Strega without knowing. Optional recordings of party members doing private activities in their rooms, unaware that the cameras are always recording, can be viewed.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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4
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
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15
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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14
Are there babies or unborn children?
8 supporters
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4
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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15
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
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0
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11
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
Yes
15
No
1
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tial
The Moon social link character (for the male protagonist, they are replaced by another character for the female protagonist who does not have the same issue) is mocked by others for his weight and eating disorder.
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Does the black guy die first?
11 supporters
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15
Are there homophobic slurs?
25 supporters
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0
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9
Yes
0
No
10
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puppypaulie
Yes, during the beach scene.
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Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
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15
Is a minority is misrepresented?
9 supporters
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1
No
2
Yes
3
No
12
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tial
[SPOILERS] In the portable version of the game, the female MC is implied to be bisexual and she dies at the end just like the Male MC does.
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9
Are there n-words?
12 supporters
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12
Is there aphobia?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Race
Is there blackface?
10 supporters
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0
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5
-1
SiRenfield
If you count ganguro I guess?
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Relationships
Yes
3
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SiRenfield
In most versions, the male teenage protagonist can date your teacher (albeit when they first met online they're unaware of the age difference) ,but usually that's about it although YMMV on the immortal characters such as Elizabeth...HOWEVER in Portable (which is also the version on PC and Switch) the 16 to 17-year-old Female MC can date Ken who is 10-11. Granted like all romance this is optional, nobody's forcing you ,but still!
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Religious
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0
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tial
As with all persona games, some of the Personas are based on religious figures or deities from various religions such as Christianity and Buddhism. The protagonists ultimate persona is based on Jesus Christ but has a pretty difficult requirement in order to obtain.
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Are there demons or Hell?
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3
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0
Sex
Yes
3
No
11
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tial
After Reaching Rank 10 with most female social links, it’s heavily implied you have sex offscreen with some suggestive dialogue. There’s an optional cutscene where it’s implied a character mistakenly assumes another is using a vibrator when they go to their room door and hear laughing and a buzzing noise coming from inside, and they immediately walk away.
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EliCoolatta
some of the costumes for the teenage main cast are... questionable.
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Is there bestiality?
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4
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SiRenfield
Portable is infamous for indirectly confirming that the conclusion of a romantic side quest is coitus. And most of the characters are teenagers so it’s only natural to draw this conclusion
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
41 supporters
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16
Sexism
Yes
0
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3
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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3
2
One of the social links
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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2
Yes
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tial
As mentioned above, The Sun Social Link Character. At the end of game, you are approached by his mother and told he succumbed to his illness and died.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Yes
6
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tial
Suicide and Death are integral thematic and plot elements to the game. The games tagline is even “Memento Mori: Remember you are mortal, remember one day you will die.” A prominent idea presented throughout the game is how most people don’t even think about the possibility of their death until directly confronted with that fact. Being faced with the possibility of death also causes multiple characters to reevaluate themselves and their lives.
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Spoiler
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CapnJack
The game is very irreverent toward many world religions and mythologies, since real-world mythological/theological beings are your Pokémon.

EDIT: Mitsuru also literally says that Santa isn’t real if you talk to her on December 19th. Didn’t remember that from my first play-through.
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Yes
21
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Anonymous
Bittersweet- the world is saved, but the protagonist dies.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
4
daydreamcafes
the main protag’s parents die in a carcrash
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
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Yes
0
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14
Is someone hit by a car?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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1
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13
Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
22
No
1
4
CapnJack
A college-aged kid is shot in the abdomen, and blood is seen staining their clothes and pooling under them as they die.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
0
No
15
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deniallol
The characters go swimming on vacation, but nothing bad happens.
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BloodyJinxii
The main way of summoning "Personas" or your characters' monster summons is by the characters shooting themselves in the head with a fake gun. This method and animation is shown nearly every time a Persona is summoned, especially in battle. Two main characters are also shot and killed by separate villains later in the story.
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