Arcane

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CetiCeltic
In episode 1 they introduce the cat, then off it at the very last scene. TLDR of the last scene, Kid that started the street fight snitches on Vi and the gang. Head bad guy says plans have moved up and has Henchman 1 show him a potion that gives creatures super strength and demonizes them. Then they chuck the cat in with a rat that got fed the potion. Cat dies. If you're sensitive, I'd just read this summary and then skip the entire last scene.
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4
cherry
no dogs.
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11
cherry
animal experimentation involving violence late in episode one, more experimentation causing distress/pain to an animal in episode six
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5
Risu
Butterflies and fireflies; and there's a firefly close-up in a music video for Imagine Dragons' "Enemy" which is related to the series
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11
cherry
not exactly but animals are made to fight each other as part of an experiment
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
Yes
102
No
1
7
Lucretia
In addition to the cat scene, a bird is shot in episode 5 around the 17-minute mark. Death is not shown, but gunshot and cawing are heard.
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16
Minfilia
A cat gets killed in the final scene. The cat gets put into a locked terrarium with a mouse given a special potion which empowers it.
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Yes
0
No
71
Yes
0
No
55
Yes
0
No
55
Yes
0
No
71
6
cherry
characters are followed and observed without their knowledge a few times
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4
cherry
or at least heavily manipulated
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9
cherry
siblings/those with a sibling-like bond physically fight multiple times.
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10
cherry
many adult antagonists in the show are willing to physically fight and even kill young children. it’s also mentioned that a young boy was left overnight with a foot stuck in a gutter after he fled police- they saw it and decided to leave him there with no attempt to help. children are manipulated. the character mentioned in the other comment is not intentionally abandoned.
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8
cherry
most prominent in episode six- discussed, and people are shown to be desperate to obtain more of a fantasy drug equivalent
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6
gobtooth
purple vials called the shimmer = fantasy steroids, make people hulk out and over time warps them physically (like huck, shown episode 6) or gives them brain damage (like is shown with decker in episode 6). also addictive.
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8
cherry
characters are shown drinking alcohol but there’s no indication of alcohol addiction/etc
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8
keysmashing
A girl very briefly tortures her father figure in episode 7. Description of the scene, spoilers ahead: He needs to take a medication applied via syringe that she is shown to have helped him with before. Believing he has lied to her, she pokes him twice in the face with it, visibly causing pain. The scene only lasts a minute and the torture aspect is relatively mild, but it could still upset some viewers.
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2
cherry
some blood and injuries, but it's usually mild to moderate. no exposed organs, spurting blood, etc
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4
cherry
a character’s face is cut by a shard blown towards him. it’s not a very serious wound, but there is blood. this happens i believe twice.
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5
s0r0
One character spit a tooth after a fight
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Yes
53
No
0
5
beepixiedream
there is no actual cannibalism but (spoilers) there is a scene in episode 9 where jinx leads vi to believe that she killed caitlyn and turned her into a dinner dish but it is quickly revealed that caitlyn is alive and unharmed (somewhat)
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5
cherry
several violent blows to heads, and huge pieces of debris fall on people, but no crushed heads are shown.
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10
cherry
sort of- characters are crushed by debris
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6
s0r0
Explicit decapitation scene at the beginning of ep8 from 2:38 to 2:54
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4
cherry
body horror involving hands growing unnaturally, some minor injuries to hands/fingers
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Yes
0
No
47
7
cherry
people are choked on screen, once apparently fatally
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0
beeistyping
no, but there are tons of flashing lights, so if you suffer from seizures, be aware of any scenes that may trigger one.
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11
gobtooth
episode 4, jinx administers silco some kind of medication (possibly shimmer) via a needle to the eye. camera is very close up.
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5
CetiCeltic
Someone's nose is broken in a fight. No blood shown.
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5
cherry
explicitly in episode 8/9, unclear/potentially a few more times.
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6
cherry
multiple times, shown most explicitly in three, eight, and nine. discussed throughout the series.
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Yes
1
No
49
3
keysmashing
At the end of episode 3 a character kidnaps a young girl but suggests it is to protect her. At the end of episode 6 two main characters are knocked unconscious during a fight and kidnapped by their assailants. About halfway through episode 9 a main character wakes up to find that she and two other characters have been kidnapped and tied to chairs.
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8
cherry
sort of. a child talks about missing her favorite toy, which was taken and thrown within sight but unable to be retrieved. another child makes explosive weapons resembling toys, and at one point gets frustrated/upset and damages one.
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9
keysmashing
At the very beginning of episode 1 two children see their biological parents die. While the deaths are not explicitly shown, we do see a body. SPOILERS AHEAD: The same children later see their adoptive parents die as well, at the end of episode 3 and episode 9.
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4
Risu
The water sequence in episode 3 has sudden movement and sounds that could be considered a jumpscare
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Yes
0
No
55
8
cherry
not quite, but a character hallucinations deceased characters
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8
s0r0
Shower scene at the end of ep 8
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9
cherry
not conventionally, but a character’s behavior is modified against his will
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6
cherry
no. this is different but perhaps relevant- in one scene, characters travel through an unsanitary sewage/trash (?) area.
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Yes
54
No
0
6
five
about 9 minutes into s1e2 a guy spits on an enforcer
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12
s0r0
Explicit scene of character vomiting around 5:50 in ep 8
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27
cherry
the enforcers have been shown as aggressive and cruel, or often more passively enabling brutality and inequality. some attempt to change the system from the inside, but are met with intense resistance including violence from their superiors.
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8
gobtooth
episode 5, just patient's tiny room and hospital bed. brief scene.
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Yes
1
No
51
6
Charliedunham
Graphic scenes of a character administering medicine directly into his eyeball. The needle is shown piercing the eye close up
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1
chuumi
its not a mental institution but there is what looks like an electric chair where someone is being held, but not electrocuted
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12
cherry
unclear. a character has an illness of some kind that is believed to be terminal.
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Yes
69
No
0
9
cherry
mildly early on- a child having a breakdown hits her own face a few times and a character under the influence of a dangerous substance crushes a glass vial in his bare hands, drawing blood quite possibly accidentally. see other comments for other more intense instances.
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13
cabinboy
nobody outright says it, but it may be relevant to know that in episodes 2 and 9 two characters stand on high ledges with suicidal intent. however, before they can jump, both characters are interrupted and neither are hurt.
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1
cherry
no clear diagnoses, but multiple characters are deeply affected by trauma, and may be seen as having ptsd/c-ptsd
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14
cherry
a character who struggles with likely ptsd and psychosis traits is violent sometimes. she is portrayed sympathetically. + honestly i’d say she isn’t the only character with mental health issues in the show. many of the characters are shown in fights at some point.
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Yes
0
No
44
7
cherry
characters are forcibly restrained and pinned under debris
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8
cassandrasaur
It’s difficult to unravel Powder/Jinx’s psychology as there are solid arguments to be made for cPTSD, autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, trauma-induced psychosis or some combination of these. Suffice it to say, she is likely neurodivergent and she is at times mistreated for traits and behaviors that are often associated with autism.
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19
cherry
minor spoilers — in episode 2 a character seems about to step off a high ledge, but doesn’t
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2
dogfruut
vi eats slop
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14
cherry
fairly often, especially in scenes about hextech
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Yes
43
No
0
8
cherry
young children, but iirc no babies.
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Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
47
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
44
Yes
0
No
48
Yes
0
No
49
Yes
0
No
50
16
cherry
a character with a physical disability describes himself as a “cr-pple”; it may be seen as a reclaimed use of the term
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Yes
0
No
48
8
Cinderlad
The one fat kid in the group is shown stuffing a cupcake into his mouth during a heist. Aside from this, fat jokes are scarce.
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15
cherry
“cr-pple” is used in self reference by a physically disabled character, and he alludes to facing prejudice.
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6
wotur
There's 1 shot of what looks like a caricature of a crossdresser or trans sex worker during the "welcome to the playground" song number
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9
tobioiisms
id just like to add to the comment above: during the situations where jinx is upset by their relationship, it is quite obvious that shes upset because she is an enforcer / feels as if shes being replaced. it is thankfully not misleading
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8
Jay02
There is a sex scene in episode 5, relatively discreet. No frontal nudity shown, all that is clearly revealed is a man's bare back, but sexual activity is clearly displayed. No view below torso, and scene is interrupted repeatedly as the show switches between two story segments in bursts. Doesn't last very long and as of yet it isn't referenced more than once.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
Yes
1
No
58
0
Not explicitly, but a lot of YouTube reactors get creepy vibes from the relationship between an older man and his quasi adopted daughter, so it could ping a sensitive viewer as incestuous.
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11
cherry
a young woman is approached by a stranger who gets uncomfortably close but that’s all, she ends up fine. wrt the second comment- i do believe the guy is a young adult and he never expresses discomfort but the age gap may still make some upset.
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11
cherry
series has not ended, but first season ends very tragically
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Yes
0
No
44
Yes
0
No
43
Yes
0
No
40
5
cherry
no cars in focus
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3
Birdlover
Frequently in multiple episodes
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10
cherry
animated blood, sometimes rather intense. some shots of injuries.
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15
cherry
in episode 3 there are flashbacks and general imagery involving drowning, though the character survives it.
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17
cherry
not nuclear, but multiple large scale explosions
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