Gotham

TV Show • 2014 • Crime  Report
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jcat
Into The Woods (S2E17)
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Does a pet die?
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No, but theres a brief mention of chicken fights.
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Are there bugs?
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Does an animal die?
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jcat
A snake appears in The Blind Fortune Teller (S1E16).
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jcat
Cats are shown, but none die.
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jcat
A character lies to his mother about his life of crime, despite all evidence. It's not with the intent of gaslighting her, but it's worth noting if this is a relevant trigger. Especially intense in Under The Knife (S1E20). Potentially Beware The Green-Eyed Monster (S3E11) & Light The Wick (S3E18) also qualify.
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jcat
Spirit of the Goat (S1E6) centers around a serial killer who stalks; Under The Knife (S1E20) shows a character stalking another character outside her home. Stalking also shown in They Who Hide Behind Masks (S4E3).
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cassian
Kristen Kringle is abused by her boyfriend who is one of the cops at the gcpd. Ed later strangles her to death which I believe could count also. In season four Alfred meets a waitress who is also being abused by her boyfriend, whom later kills her.
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jcat
Shown in Strike Force (S2E4). Mentioned in The Last Laugh (S2E3) & Pinewood (S2E18). Arc involving a child character's ongoing abduction and brainwashing starting in How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15) & ending in Destiny Calling (S3E21).
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jcat
Drug use in Viper (S1E5) & How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15). Characters are drugged in Transference (S2E22) & Red Queen (S3E7).
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jcat
Beasts of Prey (S1E19), How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15)
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jcat
Throughout, a few characters are alcoholics and it's rarely addressed. Especially intense in Season 2 Episodes 4-6.
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jcat
No one is sexually assaulted. A female character is sexually harassed in Penguin's Umbrella (S1E7), but not harmed. Sex trafficking victims are shown being held captive in By Fire (S2E6), but they are eventually freed.
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jcat
Cutting shown in Penguin's Umbrella (S1E7). A throat is cut in The Anvil or The Hammer (S1E21), but the victim survives. Throats are also cut in A Bitter Pill To Swallow (S2E9), The Son Of Gotham (S2E10), Pinewood (S2E18), Better To Reign In Hell... (S3E1), These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16), All Will Be Judged (S3E19), Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20), Destiny Calling (S3E21), The Demon's Head (S4E4). A character hallucinates a loved one who has slit their wrists in The Fear Reaper (S4E2) and is almost baited into cutting their own, the hallucination cuts are shown.
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jcat
Time Bomb (S3E10)
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OneFezzyBoi
There are maybe 2 or 3 instances where people are fed human flesh without their knowledge, and there are some references to cannibalism.
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Archimedes
A character gets his hand cut off
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jcat
The Mask (S1E8), Beasts of Prey (S1E19), & Burn The Witch (S3E2), All Will Be Judged (S3E19), Pax Penguina (S4E1). Threatened in The Son Of Gotham (S2E10), This Ball Of Mud And Meanness (S2E14), & New Day Rising (S3E4) but not actually performed.
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jcat
In Viper (S1E5) an entire body, including a head, is crushed. A head is also squashed in New Day Rising (S3E4), Beware The Green-Eyed Monster (S3E11)
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jcat
A burning person appears in a hallucination in The Scarecrow (S1E15). Many people nearly burn to death in Knock Knock (S2E2), but are saved. People are burned to death in Scarification (S2E5) & By Fire (S2E6), & Light The Wick (S3E18). Characters are very briefly on fire in Legion of Horribles (S2E21) & The Blade's Path (S4E5). A body is set on fire in Look Into My Eyes (S3E3).
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jcat
A character is buried alive in Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20), but is able to escape.
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jcat
The Fearsome Dr. Crane (S1E14)
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jcat
Eye mutilation shown in Selina Kyle (S1E2), The Scarecrow (S1E15), Red Hood (S1E17), The Last Laugh (S2E3), A Bitter Pill To Swallow (S2E9), Mr. Freeze (S2E12), Time Bomb (S3E10). Strongly implied in Scarification (S2E5).
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jcat
The Ogre episodes (Season 1 Episodes 19-21) contains torture; implied, only effects shown. Torture also implied but not shown in Season 2 Episodes 4-7. Torture also shown in These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16), Destiny Calling (S3E21)
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jcat
What The Little Bird Told Him (S1E12), Damned If You Do (S2E1), The Last Laugh (S2E3), By Fire (S2E6), Mr. Freeze (S2E12), Legion of Horribles (S2E21), Anything For You (S3E5), Blood Rush (S3E8), & The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14), These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16), All Will Be Judged (S3E19), Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20), Destiny Calling (S3E21), The Blade's Path (S4E5)
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jcat
No, however events similar to seizures are shown in The Scarecrow (S1E15), A Dead Man Feels No Cold (S2E13), This Ball Of Mud And Meanness (S2E14).
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jcat
Pilot (S1E1), Viper (S1E5). Mentioned in The Blade's Path (S4E5).
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jcat
Characters fall to their deaths in Beasts of Prey (S1E19), Knock Knock (S2E2), Follow The White Rabbit (S3E6), & Light The Wick (S3E18). In Better To Reign In Hell... (S3E1) a character appears to, but survives with no injuries. In The Primal Riddle (S3E17) a character is pushed out a window and is injured, but ultimately survives. Threatened but not carried out in Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20).
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jcat
The Demon's Head (S4E4)
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jcat
Shown in By Fire (S2E6), Tonight's The Night (S2E8), Worse Than A Crime... (S2E11), Better To Reign In Hell (S3E1)/Burn The Witch (S3E2), Time Bomb (S3E10), They Who Hide Behind Masks (S4E3), The Blade's Path (S4E5); in these the victims escape/are rescued/are returned. Staged/faked kidnappings in The Son Of Gotham (S2E10) & Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13) but some characters don't know they're fake. Kidnapping also shown in New Day Rising (S3E4). Arc involving a character's ongoing abduction and brainwashing starting in How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15) & ending in Destiny Calling (S3E21).
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jcat
Two parents die in Pilot (S1E1), flashbacks are shown throughout. Parents also die in The Scarecrow (S1E15), The Blind Fortune Teller (S1E16), Everyone Has A Cobblepot (S1E18), The Anvil or The Hammer (S1E21), The Last Laugh (S2E3), Mommy's Little Monster (S2E7), Prisoners (S2E16), The Demon's Head (S4E4)
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jcat
There is a ghost in Ghosts (S3E12), but it turns out to be faked.
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jcat
Non-evil clowns are shown in The Blind Fortune Teller (S1E16), in the context of a circus. Evil clowns shown in The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14), The Fear Reaper (S4E2)
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jcat
Spitting in Arkham (S1E4), Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (S1E13), Knock, Knock (S2E2)
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cassian
there is a character in season 4 whose brain gets fried and he pisses himself in one scene
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jcat
Gordon, and to an extent his friend-cops, are very much "the only good cops in a precinct of bad cops" trope. However, Gordon regularly breaks laws to terrorize and intimidate citizens of Gotham. The framing on this is neutral to positive. Given the difference between the actions and framing, it's unlikely to persuade anyone critical of policing that cops are actually good. Most critique of policing in the show is focused on how cops are effected by their job, though it does have moments. Ultimately a Yes for me because it is a police procedural at the end of the day, and consumed completely uncritically Gordon makes at least 3 speeches per season about how cops are good.
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jcat
The Fearsome Dr. Crane (S1E14), The Scarecrow (S1E15), Tonight's The Night (S2E8), A Bitter Pill To Swallow (S2E9), Transference (S2E22), New Day Rising (S3E4), Beware The Green-Eyed Monster (S3E11), Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13), How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15), These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16), Light The Wick (S3E18), All Will Be Judged (S3E19), Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20), Heavydirtysoul (S3E22), They Who Hide Behind Masks (S4E3)
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jcat
Used as torture in Rogues' Gallery (S1E11), What The Little Bird Told Him (S1E12), A Dead Man Feels No Cold (S2E13), This Ball Of Mud And Meanness (S2E14), A Legion Of Horribles (S2E21), Follow The White Rabbit (S3E6), Time Bomb (S3E10), Ghosts (S3E12), Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13), How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15), Destiny Calling (S3E21), Heavydirtysoul (S3E22)
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Jello
A character states that he is 'dying' and the cause of it is unknown.
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jcat
Many scenes take place in Arkham Asylum
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jcat
Scenes in hospital setting in Red Hood (S1E17), Everyone Has A Cobblepot (S1E18), All Happy Families Are Alike (S1E21), This Ball Of Mud And Meanness (S2E14), Unleashed (S2E20), Follow The White Rabbit (S3E6)/Red Queen (S3E7), The Primal Riddle (S3E17), Light The Wick (S3E18), Heavydirtysoul (S3E22)
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jcat
A recurring character self-harms, shown explicitly in Penguin's Umbrella (S1E7) though it's mentioned at other points. A cult is shown/said to self-harm in The Son Of Gotham (S2E10). Self-harm also shown in Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13), & The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14). Mentioned/evident in How The Riddler Got His Name (S3E15). A character hallucinates a loved one who has slit their wrists in The Fear Reaper (S4E2) and is almost baited into cutting their own, the hallucination cuts are shown.
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thesunandtherainfall
most of the rogues gallery are mentally ill.
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jcat
Body horror shown briefly that involves this in Everyone Has A Cobblepot (S1E17), The Fear Reaper (S4E2)
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jcat
One character centers around this, beginning in The Scarecrow (S1E15). Also shown in By Fire (S2E6), Pax Penguina (S4E1)
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jcat
A character narrowly escapes being crushed in a car inside a car compactor in The Fearsome Dr. Crane (S1E14). There are scenes where characters crawl through vents in Scarification (S2E5) & Unleashed (S2E20). A character is buried alive in Pretty Hate Machine (S3E20). A character is trapped in a trunk in Hog Day Afternoon (S4E6).
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thesunandtherainfall
there is a few episodes where the mad hatter uses his watch to manipulate people.
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jcat
The Son Of Gotham (S2E10), A Dead Man Feels No Cold (S2E13), This Ball Of Mud And Meanness (S2E14), These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16). Suicidal impulses discussed in Look Into My Eyes (S3E3) & New Day Rising (S3E4). A character hallucinates a loved one who has slit their wrists in The Fear Reaper (S4E2) and is almost baited into cutting their own, the hallucination cuts are shown. A character requests assisted suicide in The Blade's Path (S4E5), & is killed as they asked.
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SiRenfield
Edward Nygma is heavily coded autistic and even semi-confirmed by the creators. And he is regularly ostracized for his “quirks”
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Does a baby cry?
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jcat
A Dead Man Feels No Cold (S2E13), Azrael (S2E19)
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OneFezzyBoi
One of the characters are said to have miscarried, though nothing is shown
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Jello
There are several mentions of miscarriage.
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jcat
There are actually a couple acknowledgements of nonbinary people. It's not explicit representation or anything, but it's a nice gesture.
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HonestlyAwesome
A character does get mocked for his limp, though this isn't rewarded inside of the narrative
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jcat
A character mentions that another character they have not seen in years has gained weight in The Beginning... (S5E12). It isn't a joke, but it's worth noting.
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cassian
Not explicitly, but The Penguin has historically been an antisemetic stereotype in other media.
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Don’t know if I’d call it a slur, but Oswald gets called a fruitcake lol
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jcat
Allegorical hate speech/xenophobic hate crimes in Burn The Witch (S3E2).
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jcat
No. However, named black characters die in Arkham (S1E4), A Bitter Pill To Swallow (S2E9), Better To Reign In Hell (S3E1), & Time Bomb (S3E10).
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jcat
A canonically LGBT character dies permanently in Destiny Calling (S3E21). Canonically LGBT characters appear to die, or die and are later resurrected, in All Happy Families Are Alike (S1E22), The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14), & Heavydirtysoul (S3E22).
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cassian
there are many "sexual" scenes but no actual sex scenes.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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jcat
Relationships, no; however, a recurring character has feelings for his sister. They do not have a romantic relationship, and he is very abusive towards her; she actively wants him dead. Discussed mostly in Look Into My Eyes (S3E3), New Day Rising (S3E4), & Follow The White Rabbit (S3E6). There are also some iffy comments between a brother and sister in the first half of season 2. Additional iffy moment in Prisoners (S2E16) when a woman tries to seduce her step-sibling (not reciprocated, incest framed as disgusting).
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Selina Kyle is heavily implied to have no home
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jcat
The Son Of Gotham (S2E10), Better To Reign In Hell... (S3E1), & Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13). A child is nearly hit by a truck in Follow The White Rabbit (S3E6), but is saved.
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HonestlyAwesome
A plane doesn't, but a helicopter does in season 5. I was unsure if that would still be triggering for this so I put "yes"
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jcat
Tonight's The Night (S2E8), Transference (S2E22), Red Queen (S3E7), Blood Rush (S3E8)
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jcat
Every episode, or close to it.
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jcat
Blood is shown very often, though with varying levels of "realness". Gore not noted in other categories in The Anvil or The Hammer (S1E21), Mr. Freeze (S2E12), Smile Like You Mean It (S3E13)/The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14), These Delicate And Dark Obsessions (S3E16), All Will Be Judged (S3E19)
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Jello
There are explosions, but none nuclear.
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jcat
The Fearsome Dr. Crane (S1E14), a character almost drowns but is saved and survives. Characters are implied to have drowned in Better To Reign In Hell... (S3E1)/Burn The Witch (S3E2) & The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies (S3E14), but they survive.
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