The Magicians

TV Show • 2015 • Drama  

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Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.
This tv show contains 106 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
190 supporters
Yes
87
No
4
10
amc
S1E5, is not shown on screen but you can hear the dog cry
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
51 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is autism misrepresented?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Are there sudden loud noises?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Is there throat mutilation?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
Yes
2
No
1
1
TBN1994
Penny’s mother abandoned him as a child for magical reasons, discussed in season 5
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
31 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Is someone stalked?
17 supporters
Yes
22
No
2
3
Silverr1
Reynard stalks Julia
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Is there domestic violence?
52 supporters
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Yes
10
No
17
2
wallflowers
The main villain of season 1 was abused as a child
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Yes
38
No
1
8
Ocelian
A spell is used against a character, making him believe that he was in a mental institution the whole time
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Is a child abused?
69 supporters
Yes
71
No
1
9
kingofmeebs
The main villain of the first season was abused as a child
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Addiction
6
KiddoNumber3
Most characters do. Outside of the significant amount of recreational drug use, there are also times when drugs (such as Archie) are required to enter into mystical realms.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
59
No
1
5
KiddoNumber3
There is a lot of this... Especially from Elliot.
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Yes
69
No
1
5
EliotWaugh
Eliot is often seen drinking, sometimes binge drinking
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
68 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does a horse die?
55 supporters
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Yes
0
No
33
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
98 supporters
Yes
76
No
2
11
Anonymous
There is a rabbit that is murdered and it is very gory :(
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Are animals abused?
113 supporters
Yes
55
No
2
9
AlisonEmmert
Season 1, episode 8, fast forward when you see the bunny. Season 2, episode 3, fast forward when Reynaud picks up the cat until the next scene.
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Yes
1
No
35
Yes
35
No
1
3
WillowFae
s1 e2 a dead rat is shown/stepped over on a warehouse floor.
3 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are rabbits harmed?
37 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
1
tddog
S1
 E8
A rabbit is brutally killed to retrieve a knife hidden inside it.
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Does a cat die?
101 supporters
Yes
93
No
2
13
Charlie Valentine Thompson-Bard
A cat is also killed in season 2 episode 3. It’s bloody and the cat is turned inside out while still alive before it is killed.
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Does a pet die?
85 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
0
GameCats
S3
 E2
A cat becomes aware of some paranormal entity and hisses at it, so the "entity" kills it. It happens at the 33:12 mark.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
36
Are there spiders?
26 supporters
Yes
35
No
3
2
jackalriot
A tarantula in a glass jar on a table, at around 17:33 to 17:34 in episode 7 of season 1, when Mayakovsky talks about the students learning mind control.
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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Yes
29
No
3
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
Yes
57
No
2
7
Anonymous
The season one antagonist is often covered in moths, a character is attacked by moths once, and well... they're everywhere
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
0
TBN1994
Multiple people are “truth-ied” throughout the show, a potion is slipped into their drink that forces them to tell the truth
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Is there pedophilia?
64 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Is rape mentioned?
43 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
0
tddog
S4
 E5
A young Eliot is beaten up by his classmates in a flashback.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
17
No
1
1
Kids restrained by someone who’s abusing them, and women restrained in chains.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
89
No
2
20
Nims
Season 1 episode 13 contains a somewhat graphic onscreen rape scene. The scene is shown in part during recaps and flashbacks throughout the second season
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
9
Season 1, Episode 13

A main character is raped and it is shown through flashbacks. There's no nudity, but a graphic depiction of the victim's face during the assault.
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Bodily Harm
Yes
41
No
1
5
McPicklebreath
It happens occasionally, usually for another purpose than to kill themselves but it is still upsetting. Times i remember are the first episode julia cuts into her forearm so she will remember what has happened earlier in the episode. In season 3 e8 a character has to cut into her arm to keep a spell up this is the most graphic because its shown on screen repeatedly and we see many more cuts on her arm. And in season 4 a main character slits her wrists open it is not shown on screen but we see the aftermath and its very bloody. that scene is also shown on the recap the next episode. she has another purpose to her actions but still
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Yes
5
No
0
0
tddog
S1 E13: A character has both hands cut off by magic.
S2 E3: A character has a finger bitten off.
S2 E4: A character has both hands cut off again with a hatchet.
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Yes
24
No
1
3
AlisonEmmert
In season 2, episode 7, someone is locked in a vault that is running out of air. In the same episode, a girl is choked and rendered unconscious.
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Yes
4
No
0
0
GoblinPrince
S3
 E5
During a wedding ceremony someone is decapitated. We don’t see the cut itself but we see the blood splatter, the head roll off the body (from an over shoulder view, if that makes any sense), and the body collapsing.
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Is there cannibalism?
24 supporters
Yes
24
No
2
3
Crisses
Someone eats someone's heart at the end of Season 1.
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Is someone choked?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
22
No
4
0
tddog
The process of becoming a niffin looks like being consumed by blue fire, with screaming. Seen in S1 E3 and S2 E3.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
20
No
1
2
Ocelian
When astral projecting, a character is trapped in a coffin underground
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Is there body horror?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is there amputation?
14 supporters
Yes
28
No
1
6
A character has both hands cut off
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
8
No
14
0
robynpan
Elizas Head gets exploded by force to the throat in Episode 8 Season 1
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1
TBN1994
Can’t remember the precise episode but in season 5 there’s a fighting tournament and a main character slices her opponents ankle.
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Is there a hanging?
24 supporters
Yes
5
No
15
1
tddog
S5
A character's death by hanging is shown both as a ghost echo that speaks to other characters, and in effigy for entertainment.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
1
TBN1994
Julia is choked by an invisible monster on two separate occasions. The second time she passes out after being released
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
31
No
2
3
Anonymous
There is a scene where someone has a tooth pulled out with magic, but you can't see anything
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
13 supporters
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Yes
43
No
1
Yes
31
No
2
3
_____
It happens to one of the main characters as a byproduct of over using someone else magic that that person gave them. it happens while trying to create a new body for another main character who cant return to their own.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
39
No
2
3
AlisonEmmert
It is not shown, but in season 2, episode 13, it is said that a woman has given her toes away.
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Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
53
No
1
3
AlisonEmmert
In season 1, there are several flashes to a woman in shackles in a dungeon being kept presumably to be tortured.
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Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
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Yes
9
No
8
Yes
57
No
1
4
Anonymous
Someone's eyes are ripped out and another person stabs themself through the eye
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Is someone stabbed?
6 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Yes
16
No
0
4
GhostAddict
The show doesn’t shy away from gore at all. There’s a lot of it, and it can be pretty gruesome
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does a kid die?
28 supporters
Yes
49
No
4
6
AlisonEmmert
Season 1, episode 9, two children die in ghost flashbacks. Fast forward when the woman grabs the boy to drag him to the "quiet place" and when the little girl drinks the tea. Season 2, episode 3, there is a monster that looks like a child. It doesn't show the killing, but it shows the aftermath from far away.
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Is a minor sexualized?
61 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Does a major character die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
0
tddog
S1
 E9
A minor character is implied to have some kind of motor neuron disease, but is able-bodied when another character astral projects into her mind.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Family
Yes
24
No
1
2
AlisonEmmert
In season 2, episode 9, a senator is kidnapped and put in a closet.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
49
No
4
4
AltheaRodriguez
S4E4 - Q’s dad
3 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
43
No
1
6
Scarsacrifices
Quentin cheats on Alice with Eliot and Margo
4 comments | Add comment
Is a child's toy destroyed?
15 supporters
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Yes
9
No
1
Does a family member die?
11 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
30 supporters
Yes
5
No
17
2
_____
There are a few instances where things happen suddenly which might jumpscare someone. The only example that comes to mind at the moment is when julia and josh travel to timeline 23 and they must search the library for the spell that can kill the beast which 'some stundents' attempted but it got them killed and they have become ghosts. While searching, the ghost of one of said students suddenly appears in front of julia and marina 23 which julia realises is the ghost of eliot (the ghosts are eliot and margo), which is full of blood and looks very creepy as it appears (if i remember correctly he was smiling)
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Yes
54
No
0
3
Dewdropsintheriver
Season 4 includes a possession arc.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
51
No
1
4
Madison Kuehn
An alternate timeline shown in season 3 features two of the main character's counterparts as ghosts, both normal-looking and then mutilated/covered in blood
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
No
23
0
tddog
Fillory has many ponds and lakes and significant time is spent at sea in season 3.
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Are there razors?
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6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
31
No
2
1
AlisonEmmert
Season 2, episode 5, there is a sexual shower scene in Emily's apartment.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does someone vomit?
58 supporters
Yes
48
No
1
4
Silverr1
for sure in s4e3 and s4e4
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Is there on-screen pooping?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
29
No
1
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
17
No
1
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Yes
3
No
1
0
tddog
S4
Alice is kept in a cell for awhile.
1 comment | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there transphobic slurs?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
6
No
0
3
amy1
S1
 E11
Under the influence of alcohol and emotion magic, a character cheats on his girlfriend with two of their other friends.
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Medical
Yes
8
No
18
2
AlisonEmmert
In season 1, episode 4, there is the threat of ECT (stereotypical version), but he escapes beforehand. Season 1, episode 7, there is a sort of electrode attached to foreheads.
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Yes
43
No
0
2
McPicklebreath
they are used a couple of times with a few skin to needle shots but they are fast.
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4
_____
the first episode starts with a main character getting checked out of said mental instituiton. in ep 4 he is back inside during a very realistic dream that he gets stuck inside of
6 comments | Add comment
Is there a hospital scene?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
46
No
0
Yes
3
No
0
0
Anonymous
S4
Blood is needed to unlock a page in a book and Margo uses her bloody tampon.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
59
No
2
6
Madison Kuehn
Quentin's dad is diagnosed with brain cancer.
4 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
14
No
1
5
Violetpet43Pet
Multiple characters have PTSD symptoms, but it is especially apparent with Julia.
1 comment | Add comment
0
tddog
S1
 E1
Quentin is being treated for depression at the start of the series.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
56
No
0
5
Anonymous
Multiple instances of people cutting themselves, starting in episode 1, but usually is for a purpose other than self-harm, such as a spell requirement
6 comments | Add comment
Is a mentally ill person violent?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
4
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
1
tddog
S3
A character jumps from the deck of a ship under the influence of depression magic.
2 comments | Add comment
0
tddog
S1
 E4
Quentin is trapped in a spell that makes him believe he never left the mental hospital.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there misophonia?
25 supporters
Yes
1
No
6
0
20llux
There are multiple points where there are intense high-pitched noises
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Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
18
Yes
4
No
7
Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
34
No
1
Yes
38
No
1
2
Ocelian
When astral projecting, a character is trapped in a coffin underground
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have an eating disorder?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
23
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
12
9
Anonymous
A character dies by suicide in season 3, episode 6. The death involves the character jumping overboard a ship, no blood or injury is shown.
13 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is there shakey cam?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
19
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
3
JefferySchwarz
They go to a number of parties that literally have strobes or flashing colorful lights.
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Paranoia
0
tddog
A young child hides while watching an older child be abused by an adult. There are several location spells that involve watching someone without their knowledge.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
8
No
2
0
TBN1994
Ember does a “previously on” directed to the audience (s02e13)
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
0
TBN1994
Not shown but alluded to that fen/Elliot’s baby was stillborn
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Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
8
No
16
4
KiddoNumber3
Season 5; Episode 13- Nothing graphic is shown. There is no screaming nor obvious pain from the mother.
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Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
37
No
1
6
ijustsettheworldonfire
One of the characters actively seeks and ultimately terminates her pregnancy
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Are there babies or unborn children?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
Yes
15
No
14
6
JefferySchwarz
a child dies in birth but there isn't a miscarriage.
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Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
Yes
4
No
16
1
AlisonEmmert
Margo at one point makes a fat joke, but it is not in reference to a particular character. There have been no plus-size main characters that I've seen. The joke is in season 2, episode 3 and is made to Quentin while he is aiming an arrow. He does give a chiding look.
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8
Phoenix59
After being elected King, Margo (a female) is referred to as male a couple of times by Ember in dreams, in a sexist “you look like a girl but there’s no way a king could be a girl” kind of way
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
29
7
Crisses
No, but the first person to get horribly assaulted on camera in the show is black.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
14
No
1
5
Ocelian
The slurs aren't normalized, but shown as "bad"

There are violences specifically against LGBT people tho
1 comment | Add comment
5
AlisonEmmert
Not that I've noticed, but there is mention of "eugenics" books destroying a "Jewish" author's book in the school's library and having to be locked up in a restricted section afterward. (The books are alive) I assume it was more a dig at the antisemitics.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
5
No
18
1
Anonymous
There is a kind of dream sequence where the main character unconsciously gives his friend a stereotypical indian accent.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
Yes
82
No
2
22
vipertooth
This show does not treat their LGBT characters well. Many spoilers ahead:

- Eliot's boyfriend Mike is possessed and he is forced to kill him
- One of Julia's friends played by a trans actress is killed
- Marina 40 is tortured and killed
- Martin Chatwin (queer coded) is sexually abused as a child and must be killed as it turns him into a villain
- Side lesbian in vegetable state has Julia kill her
- A mlm ghost is shown to have been choked to death by his dad
- The fairy queen, played by a trans actress, sacrifices herself
- Eliot & Quentin die in an alternate timeline, albeit of old age
- Eliot 23 & Margo 23 are dead and appear as ghosts in that timeline
- Quentin kills himself in the timeline where he lost his shade
- Quentin sacrifices himself in the s4 finale
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Yes
19
No
1
Are there n-words?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
4
No
1
2
Not an age gap relationship but there is child sa
1 comment | Add comment
Sex
Yes
64
No
1
4
AlisonEmmert
This show has a lot of sexual content. I will return with more instances, but I would not watch if you are a minor or around children. Or if sexual content is triggering. There is also sexual assault, and a lot of talk about sexual assault. There are also many sexual innuendos and jokes.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Are there nude scenes?
23 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there bestiality?
46 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
1
TBN1994
Not necessarily on screen. But Margo wins the high king election by accidentally endorsing beastiality
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
19
Sexism
Yes
3
No
0
Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Yes
4
No
0
0
tddog
Quentin's dad is diagnosed with brain cancer.
1 comment | Add comment
Social
Is someone homeless?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Spoiler
Yes
4
No
23
8
Silverr1
in S4 Santa is a prisoner of the library, though the rest of Santa's mythology is incorporated.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
33
No
2
1
KiddoNumber3
Plot points are resolved and the series is still ongoing. Although most parts are sad as fuck, some people have their happy ending.
(Updated after watching Season 5)
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
19
Does a car honk or tires screech?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Yes
28
No
4
2
McPicklebreath
a minor character gets hit by a bus.
2 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Is there blood/gore?
31 supporters
Yes
55
No
0
4
sorryboutit
S1E1 at the end of the episode the dean's eyes get pulled out and placed on a desk
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
24
No
1
Yes
28
No
1
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In season 1, episode twelve, there is a scene where the main characters are attempting to sneak through somewhere they shouldn't be, and they are found. Margo pulls out a gun and shoots the person that found them. In season 3, episode 13, the main characters are in a castle that is home to a god-like monster, and Eliot attempts to kill it using a god-killing bullet, but instead it leaves the body it was in and possesses another person.
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