The X-Files

TV Show • 1993 • Sci-Fi  Report
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17
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LilithStanley
Season 3 Episode 22, a dog is eaten by what seems to be a lake monster
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Season 1 episode 12 a guy is seen kicking a dog, not graphic and the dog is shown to be fine after, just a heads up
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malovela
Perhaps more like an animal friend... In S2 E18, a gorilla (who speaks in sign language a few times) to whom a woman is extremely attached dies, and the woman wails by its dead body. It's easy to see in most scenes that the gorilla is an actor in a gorilla suit, but still.
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iwantanap__
S01E20 "Darkness Falls" - the episode is about very small bugs that swarm. S02E20 "Humbug" - there is a brief appearance of a man who eats live crickets. S03E12 "War of the Coprophages" - the episode is about an infestation in a small town of cockroaches.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E15: a partially decomposed animal corpse is shown on screen S2E24: Some scenes take place in a meat processing plant with chicken carcasses S4E2: A severed pigs head is shown on screen briefly
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0
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19
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
Yes
12
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11
3
iwantanap__
S02E18 "Fearful Symmetry" - an elephant, gorilla, and tiger die.
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iwantanap__
S02E14 "Die Hand Die Verletzt" - a very large snake (a python, most likely) is featured multiple times. S07E09 "Signs & Wonders" - the episode features multiple different venomous snakes, multiple different times. Two people die due to snakebites, and a woman gives birth to snakes.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S5E15 has a brief scene of an alien creature that resembles a large spider.
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3
iwantanap__
S03E13 Syzygy - the cat owned by one of the detectives in town is said to have been killed. The death is not shown on screen.
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2
DoctorOctagonapus
S6E7
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0
gay_melapples
S1
 E16
Someone follows Mulder around, takes photos of him without him knowing and leaves him threatening messages
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1
S6E14 a woman is obviously afraid of her boyfriend and at some points in the episode he purposely intimidates her S8E8 a man is verbally abusive to his girlfriend and sometimes physically intimidates her, she's obviously afraid of him. Overall there isn't any graphic or violent depictions of abuse in the series but there are some episodes with couples that have obviously unhealthy dynamics and sometimes couples will threaten each other or one person (usually a woman) will be obviously afraid of their partner.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E14: No abuse shown on screen but a victim gives a detailed spoken account of extreme sexual abuse by her stepfather and several others. S4E10 is about a serial killer who targets children. By the time of the events of the episode he is already in prison. S5E9, two children are stated to have been abused by their fathers.
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malovela
S2 E20: A man is often seen drinking from a flask that he seems to carry everywhere, and not in the context of socialising. Towards the end, we learn part of what he has to deal with emotionally. In the end, we're told that he's died of advanced cirrhosis of the liver.
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5
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10
0
malovela
S3 E12: Not use, but a meth lab, where a teen praises the effects of meth and tries to get a teen girl to try it.
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There is no rape on-screen, however numerous episodes describe rape and it is strongly implied that one happened off-screen. Full list of these episodes: https://www.unconsentingmedia.org/items/1407
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2
S3E4 there's a glimpse of attempted sexual assault in the opening scene and later briefly mentioned. It's later revealed it might have actually been consensual. S4E20 it's not shown on screen but we're told a man who can shape shift changes his appearance then sleeps with women by pretending to be their husband or crush, aka r*pe by deception.
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malovela
In S2 E6, a conscious person lies tied up and gagged in the trunk of a car for a long time, and we see it. --- S3 E5 takes place in a prison (death row), and we see an execution in the electric chair - so, straps.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E5, actual mutilation of teeth described but not depicted, visual shows an open mouth with a laser pointed inside.
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3
Charlino
S01E3 there is a serial killer who eats the victims livers but nothing is shown
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0
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1
1
DoctorOctagonapus
S5E11 has a scene in a hospital where a main character appears to have had both of his arms amputated involuntarily. The surgery itself is not seen. This is later shown to have been a computer-controlled illusion.
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0
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11
1
DoctorOctagonapus
S5E18 has a scene where a character is tortured for information by breaking his fingers. He has his hand in a splint for the rest of the episode.
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Yes
1
No
12
2
iwantanap__
S01E12 "Fire" - someone is burned alive in the first minute of the episode. Remnants of another burned body are found at 38:10 and shown until 38:16. One final person is burned alive starting at 41:54 and going to 42:30.
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malovela
S2
 E15
We see a man screaming and hammering on the inside of the coffin as the grave is being filled with dirt.
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1
iwantanap__
S03E13 Syzygy - a high school student is hanged off the edge of a cliff.
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1
DoctorOctagonapus
S3E18, S5E10, S5E17
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1
DoctorOctagonapus
S5E18
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Tchotchke
There is gore but not excessively. Sometimes gross bodies are shown but they usually look pretty fake
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1
DoctorOctagonapus
Autopsy scenes are commonplace throughout the series with occasional close-up shots.
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malovela
S2 E6. Bad. --- S3 E5: A lawyer is suffocated with a pillow (although the camera cuts away while he's still yelling and struggling).
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1
gay_melapples
S1
 E9
It's not shown on screen, but astronauts on a shuttle are running out of oxygen, they don't get to the point where there is none left at all
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1
There are numerous episodes where people are knocked unconscious or are unconscious and have things done to their body, ie: abduction.
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Yes
6
No
9
2
JWood316
S1E10
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iwantanap__
S01E09 "Space" - someone jumps out of a hospital window. The fall is shown on-screen but the death is not. News of the death is then relayed to the main characters later.
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2
PoeDameron
S6
 E7
A baby is forcibly delivered, taken, and killed.
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0
belligerentboghag
S2
 E14
Minor sexual abuse is discussed
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1
PoeDameron
S7
 E9
A teen
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Yes
2
No
16
Yes
0
No
11
1
DoctorOctagonapus
S2E12: One of the main characters of that episode is having an affair with her boss, conceiving a child the process. S2E24: One character is described as a serial cheater and is shown pursuing an affair at the start of the episode. S6E7: One of the main characters of this episode is leading a double life with two separate wives who are unaware of each other.
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iwantanap__
S01E11 "Eve" - the dads of two separate children are killed. Deaths aren't depicted on-screen, but the dead bodies are.
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1
huviks
Also, a major theme throughout the series is alien abduction
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5
huviks
No--sadly, that creepy doll is still up to no good in Maine
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Yes
7
No
9
1
softcurrxnts
s6e6
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Yes
10
No
8
Yes
2
No
20
Yes
0
No
1
0
belligerentboghag
S2
 E14
Someone kills themselves with a scalpel
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gay_melapples
S1
 E8
People's minds are taken over by alien parasites
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1
PoeDameron
S6
 E19
It’s baseball so quite a bit of spitting
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2
Tchotchke
Se.1 ep.5 Jersey Devil a man vomits off camera but you can hear it. Happens 22 mins in.
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YourLocalINTJ
Every now and then there will be a bit of audible gore but I don't think any of it is too extreme
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Yes
0
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14
Yes
3
No
3
0
malovela
(Lots of electric shocks in S3 E3.)
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1
softcurrxnts
in s1e11 there is a character in a prison-like mental institution, the character also talks about her mistreatment in that institution. In the very end of that episode, that character along with some other characters from the episode are shown to be in that same mental institution.
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malovela
S1
 E8
"Ice": An out-of-control ferocious dog is injected with a sedative. We don't see the needle going in.
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4
iwantanap__
Hospital scenes are common in this show; they're shown in pretty much every episode.
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iwantanap__
The show features Agent Scully's "cancer arc" beginning in S04E12 "Leonard Betts" where her cancer is revealed and ending in S05E02 "Redux II" where her cancer is cured. There is mention in earlier episodes of abductees developing cancer and dying.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E3 uses phobia as a plot element, with one character in particular suffering multiple panic attacks. S2E14, a character has a severe panic attack triggered by dissection in a science class
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Yes
0
No
12
1
malovela
S3 E7: A man has tried to kill himself - due to his family having been killed in a fire - just before the episode starts, and we're told that it was his third attempt. He's been failing because a supernatural entity won't let him die. Soon after, we see him jump into a huge pot of boiling water; again, it doesn't kill him, but it leaves him badly burned. Later on, another man points a gun at his own temple and pulls the trigger - because his son and wife have been murdered - but the gun doesn't fire.
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ACABspocky
Season 7, Episode 4 Antagonist has discussion with therapist about eating disorders, including Mentions of "behaviors" (iykyk.) Antagonist also is seen taking appetite suppressants and experiencing hunger pangs.
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malovela
S3 E8: The villain, who kidnaps girls and holds them captive, is a man who's been diagnosed with "a bipolar condition".
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DoctorOctagonapus
S1E9, a character jumps out of a window to his death. S2E14, a character survives a suicide attempt S3E4, a character commits suicide at the end of the episode S3E7, a character attempts in the opening scenes of the episode but survives. Dialogue establishes that he has attempted multiple times before. S3E17 deals with a fugitive with the ability to influence people's decisions. It is stated that he has used this to drive people to suicide a number of times. One of his victims self-immolates on screen, other suicide victims are shown but the act itself is not. S4E5 culminates in a mass suicide with a lot of similarities to the real-life events at Jonestown. S4E23, a police officer shoots himself about halfway through the episode. Additionally two dead people discovered earlier in the episode are determined to have died in a murder/suicide incident. S5E6, a woman apparently takes her own life towards the start of the episode. Her death is not shown on screen but her body is, and a police photo of her wrist is displayed later on in the episode. At the end of the episode it is determined not to be a suicide. S5E8, a woman deliberately electrocutes herself about 2/3 of the way through the episode. Later one of the main characters appears to shoot herself, but this is revealed to be an illusion. S5E10, multiple suicides throughout the episode.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S4E22 has a scene in which a nurse torments someone with severe autism, including calling him the R word.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E14, suicide attempt with a scalpel S3E7, suicide attempt in a boiling water bath resulting in massive burns S4E13, a man burns his own arm in a furnace while hallucinating. Not a suicide attempt.
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Yes
4
No
10
0
Charlino
S01E21 Agent moulder is chased through a narrow tunnel
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E5, flashback scenes at various points in the episode with flashing images throughout S3E2 and E3, S5E9, scenes of a thunderstorm with flashing lightning. S4E6, flashing lights from a police car S4E23, flashback sequences throughout the episode with some flashing images S5E1, one scene in a facility features one room lit by strobe lights.
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Does a baby cry?
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Yes
6
No
10
0
Pilot, during plane turbulence
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Yes
1
No
16
Yes
0
No
15
1
PoeDameron
s6e13 Scully is forced to deliver a baby in a high stress situation. Both baby and mother are fine
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E12: A spoken narrative states that a pregnant woman tried to self-abort, but was stopped. The attempt is not shown on screen. S4E2: Not an abortion per-se but a newborn baby is buried alive at the start of the episode. Their remains are shown on screen later. S6E7 deals with multiple cases of apparent self-abortion
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softcurrxnts
no, but one of the main characters, Dana Scully, is given reproductive trauma during multiple arcs. In s4e14 there is a mention of women's ova being taken from them against their will, this is being brought up again in s5e6-7 with added themes of adoption, failed adoption and death of a child. s8e13 talks about infertility and has a failed IVF attempt.
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PoeDameron
S7
 E9
In a way. Their is pregnancy.
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Yes
2
No
16
2
DoctorOctagonapus
S2E11 is set in a nursing home for Alzheimers patients, who are regularly abused in this way by staff. S4E22 has a scene in which a nurse torments someone with severe autism, including calling him the R word.
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Yes
2
No
21
1
softcurrxnts
s6e19 tells a story set in the 1940s via flashbacks and characters use the ne-word a lot, even outside of the flashbacks it is used a few times.
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iwantanap__
S04E15 "Kaddish" - A Jewish person is murdered by three antisemites. There is antisemitic propaganda shown in the episode in addition to N**i memorabilia.
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softcurrxnts
No, but s1e14 portrays very outdated views on gender and sexuality and the way the topic is presented can be read in a very harmful way. People who can "change ther gender/sex"(again, outdated views) are presented to be sexual predators.
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PoeDameron
S6
 E19
Period typical for the southern US in the 40s. Hard r n words, KKK imagery, casual references to antisemitism, etc
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Yes
2
No
13
1
PoeDameron
S6
 E19
***SPOILERS*** Killed by the KKK
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Yes
2
No
12
0
belligerentboghag
S2
 E14
Sexual abuse is discussed
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
Yes
13
No
12
2
JWood316
S4E2
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Yes
0
No
12
0
PoeDameron
Not on screen and a full recovery is made
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malovela
S2 E11 takes place at a "recovery facility" (stupid name for it) that takes (badly) care of people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. We see some of the caregivers talking disrespectfully to and about patients and being rough, indifferent or insolent towards them. General physical deterioration and dementia are mentioned, but thankfully, no more specific symptoms are mentioned. Throughout most of the episode, the patients that we follow function just fine, because they're being treated with a special drug (fictional), but in the end, the treatment stops, and we see a few of them "put out", i.e. saying nothing, having unexpressive faces and doing very little. All of them are elderly. I actually don't think we see any patients whom we know to have Parkinson's. I'm extremely sensitive to Parkinson's depictions, since my father has it, and I made it through the episode okay. There are no scenes in which a patient overtly can't remember something, doesn't recognise someone or fumbles while trying to perform a task - they're "just" unresponsive. One of the patients is an artist, and while he's doing well because of the drug, we see him painting amazingly - a big mural worthy of any artist - but when he's back to being sick, we see him making a very simple drawing on a piece of paper. --- S2 E24: An autopsy shows that a woman had Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and would've died from it within a few months if what killed her hadn't killed her. We're later told that 27 people had the disease.
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gay_melapples
S1
 E6
A homeless man is murdered, Mulder goes to talk to other homeless people who might have known the victim
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2
DoctorOctagonapus
Many episodes end with the villains victorious, especially episodes related to the main series arc.
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Yes
0
No
16
0
malovela
S2 E25. ... S3 E12.
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malovela
S2 E24: A truck full of chickens crashes into a lake after the driver loses control of the vehicle. --- S3 E3: T-bone crash in the scene with two youngsters sitting on a billboard platform. No one dies. --- S3 E5 ends with a fatal crash against a tree. --- S3 E11: Mother and young son drive into a ditch because she's losing conscience; the mother dies.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E10, a plane crash and fireball explosion with no survivors is part of the plot and shown on screen.
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gay_melapples
S1
 E6
The two main characters are in a car that suddenly starts driving out of control because of supernatural interference. It crashes into another car at an intersection, but there are no apparent injuries.
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1
DoctorOctagonapus
Nearly every episode has guns used, multiple characters are shot dead throughout the series run.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S5E1 briefly shows a pastiche of archive footage, including footage of a mushroom cloud explosion. No sound.
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DoctorOctagonapus
Many episodes feature an autopsy scene, though the amount of gore shown is limited. Blood is a common occurrence. In addition, S3E4 features a CG animation of a decomposing body. S4E2 is a particularly gruesome episode with a lot of blood and graphic violence. S4E6 contains a scene with someone cutting and beginning to remove his own face. S4E12 shows someone decapitated in a road accident. His body and severed head are shown in separate scenes. S5E17, deals with a flesh-eating contageon.
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DoctorOctagonapus
S2E11, two characters trapped in a room that is slowly filling with water, but no one actually dies. S3E7, character drowns in a swimming pool
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