Stranger Things

TV Show • 2016 • Drama  

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When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
This tv show contains 108 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
251 supporters
Yes
189
No
506
27
MelissaJasper
No DOG dies, a cat does, and there is a different space for that on this list.
18 comments | Add comment
Abandonment
Yes
22
No
0
Yes
61
No
2
4
SiRenfield
S3
 E6
Billy’s mother walked out of the family in order to escape her abusive situation
2 comments | Add comment
Is an animal abandoned?
65 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
25
Abuse
Yes
44
No
0
3
MasonEarl
Billeys dad is physically and mentally abusive
1 comment | Add comment
7
SamanthaBattaglia
S3
one of the characters like really sucks and sucks even more when he gets possessed but he “sacrifices” himself after one of the main characters exposes his old memories. they kinda like gloss over how awful he was for the whole season and his sister who he abuses for a lot of the show like forgives him for like everything for whatever reason. even for literally trying to kill her boyfriend
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone stalked?
24 supporters
Yes
284
No
5
17
Gryffindorable
A character happens upon a pool party and takes some voyeuristic photos of other characters at the party.
8 comments | Add comment
19
series_of_unfortunate_events
S3E6: a brief memory around minute 49. A husband is shown yelling at his wife accusing her of cheating. The wife throws plates, and a child tries to intervene. The husband is verbally abusive toward the wife, pushes the child out of the way, and punches his wife in the face. These same memories are shown quickly in the middle of S3E8.
7 comments | Add comment
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
55 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
19
7
thesco
Billy, Max's brother, abuses her, after being abused by his own father. This is shown in season 2, and then referenced in season 4 quite a bit
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
289
No
51
19
acetraightupmess
Season one a kid's mother keeps being told she is crazy by the community, and in season three, a woman is repeatedly told she's imagining things by the men at her workplace and her boyfriend
5 comments | Add comment
Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Is a child abused?
79 supporters
Yes
368
No
11
13
series_of_unfortunate_events
S3E6: a brief memory around minute 49 of a father being verbally abusive and pushing his son out of the way in order to hit his wife. These same memories are shown quickly in the middle of S3E8.
13 comments | Add comment
Addiction
15
series_of_unfortunate_events
There's an allusion to Hopper's former drug addiction. S3E6 involves two characters being injected with drugs while captured. They end up vomiting in a bathroom but are ultimately fine.
11 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
297
No
15
13
series_of_unfortunate_events
Hopper is shown abusing alcohol and has a history of abusing the drug Tuinal (depicted in previous seasons but not this one).
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
355
No
5
10
AudreyBabb
A boys father is an alcoholic, and it’s hinted at that one of the characters is as well
9 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
95 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
40
Does a horse die?
68 supporters
Yes
9
No
454
12
ProfessorProcyon
No horses are seen, as far as I know. There is a deer that is seen injured, however, and it is grabbed by a creature. We later see the creature eating something, which is presumably the deer.
2 comments | Add comment
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
124 supporters
Yes
618
No
15
48
junk6i
near the end of s1ep5 there's a dying deer crying out it seems it was hit by a car and left to agonize, they were gonna shoot it to put the poor thing out of its misery but something quickly snatches it away, it's obviously computerized but still realist and painful to watch. Highkey upset that no one mentioned this before and that I had to see it myself
31 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
145 supporters
Yes
388
No
81
30
Toxik
In the first season, episode three Eleven has a flashback from when she was in a laboratory, where she is asked to kill a cat in a cage with her powers. The cat is obviously scared and Eleven can't bring herself to hurt it.
10 comments | Add comment
0
RisingMoon
do demodogs count?
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
341
No
6
17
Ace14
s2e4 around 41:25 there is a dead cat being eaten by a monster. it is graphic.
14 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
58 supporters
Yes
5
No
17
1
muffinbeloved
Theres an ANGRY cat at some point, if that counts. Nothing actually happens to it, it's just mad and scared
1 comment | Add comment
Are rabbits harmed?
49 supporters
Yes
34
No
4
1
TheNitpickyCat
S4
At Season 4 you can see a rabbit being killed by a man using his telepathy in a flashback.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a cat die?
126 supporters
Yes
802
No
59
76
corinacarolrios
In episode 4 season 2 it shows a cat being eaten
27 comments | Add comment
Does a pet die?
114 supporters
Yes
116
No
4
2
Valko
S2
Mews the cat died (Dustin's cat) he/she got eaten by "Dart"
3 comments | Add comment
Does a dragon die?
21 supporters
Yes
4
No
398
12
Anonymous
Not a dragon but a monster.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there spiders?
33 supporters
Yes
484
No
65
20
Yeethaw12
Yes. When Axel is threatening Eleven, Kali makes him see spiders
19 comments | Add comment
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
Yes
21
No
317
15
Ellie_red
No actual snakes, but snake like things that are a cross between moving limbs and vines, in final episode of season one, one of these is pulled from someone's throat. More are seen in later seasons
3 comments | Add comment
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
416
No
14
13
Toxik
Spiders and a butterfly in season 2 episode 7.
14 comments | Add comment
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
17
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
55
No
1
1
Fenris
S4
 E4
In Episode 4, at around 46:50, Joyce and Murray are drugged by the pilot, they pass out and wake up in the plane in the next episode
5 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
79 supporters
Yes
11
No
38
4
Ellie_red
The teenage lifeguard is 18 in season 3 when he is flirted with (although this has been established as canon outside of the show and I don't think is mentioned onscreen). So not pedophilia, but a big age gap.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
29
No
11
1
RisingMoon
S3
 E3
in 11's dreamscape, she sees heather in abathtub begging for help. when 11 reaches for her, heather is yanked into the floor and the tub dissapears, showing heather screaming as she sinks to the bottom
2 comments | Add comment
Is rape mentioned?
50 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
39
Yes
43
No
0
0
thesco
Steve is beaten up trying to defend Lucas from Billy. Jonathan and Steve get into a fight, that is started by Steve, who had been bullying Jonathan at the time. Lucas is pinned against a wall by Billy, who looks as though he is about to beat him up. Mike is shoved to the ground by a bully in season 1/2
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
113
No
1
4
mistersandman
Will is restrained a few times in Season 2 in order to prevent the Mind Flayer from causing damage. In Season 3, Steve and Robin are tied back-to-back in chairs while being held captive by the Russians.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
67
No
193
48
TaylorJa
While no one is outright sexually assaulted, there is a scene near the end of episode 2 which greatly resembles sexual assault, using common stock phrases used in sexual assault scenes. People who are triggered by this may be just as bothered by this imagery
15 comments | Add comment
Is someone's mouth covered?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
21
No
1
Yes
0
No
32
2
liliko
S2
End of episode 3, a monster "enters" a character. While it may be a vivid portrayal of a mental thing, this scene may be unsettling. In episode 4, it's also described in a way that could be uncomfortable for victims.
3 comments | Add comment
Bodily Harm
Yes
325
No
21
13
series_of_unfortunate_events
S3E8: There is a close-up shot of a character's leg being sliced open with a knife.
12 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
13
0
DaniiBananii135
S1
Two characters in season one (episode 8 maybe?) cut their hands because the blood will lure in a monster they are trying to kill. It leaves a scar.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
11
No
4
1
Anonymous
Season 4 episode 1
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
15
No
2
1
Ermer
A man gets stabbed directly in the throat with a scissor blade, but this wouldn't be mutilation. Another man is grabbed by the throat and has it crushed, brutal but not graphic.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
195
No
4
9
karkat
Billy holds Eleven into the air by the neck in S3E6, which causes her to choke
10 comments | Add comment
Is there decapitation?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
15
No
2
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
4
No
191
1
ProfessorProcyon
There's no cannibalism in the sense of eating members of the same species, but some monsters eat people.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone crushed to death?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
42
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
Yes
29
No
1
1
TinyWatermelon2
S3
 E4
Billy chokes eleven and vice versa in The Sauna Test
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
162
No
186
13
Anonymous
A monster is burnt alive, but does not die.
15 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
189
4
KnightWhoSaysNi
In Season 4 Episode 2, a character hallucinates falling into and being trapped in a grave.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
35 supporters
Yes
45
No
1
6
Fenris
S4
If Body Horror is triggering for you, Season 4 might be very difficult to watch safely or even watch at all
1 comment | Add comment
Is there amputation?
18 supporters
Yes
30
No
149
4
A monsters arm is cut off
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
63
No
202
21
Anonymous
Brains are exploded. The head(s) remains in tact.
6 comments | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
43
Is there a hanging?
1 supporters
Yes
28
No
216
16
JJbean
No but in season 4, many characters levitate - if seeing bodies with feet off the ground is triggering for you, then do not watch.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
27
3
therealduckk
There is some choking but people don’t die (very close)
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
123
No
174
15
djryde
broken teeth are seen when a villain's face is bashed in
4 comments | Add comment
1
Fenris
S4
 E4
In Season 4, Episode 4, at around 46:50, Joyce and Murray are drugged by the pilot, they pass out and wake up in the plane in the next episode
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
332
No
4
17
webs230
Eleven breaks a kids arm in season one, because he was bullying Mike and Dustin. It is not that graphic, he just screams Ah! She broke my arm! Let's get out of here!"
14 comments | Add comment
Yes
302
No
35
20
Anonymous
A boy becomes possessed by a supernatural being. When a part of this supernatural being is burnt with a flamethrower, the boy is thrown onto the ground and starts to have a seizure.

7 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
175
2
KnightWhoSaysNi
Season 4 Episode 9 a character gets kicked in the groin.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
286
No
48
15
knhuff
Steve almost has his fingernail pulled out by a Russian doctor.
11 comments | Add comment
Is someone tortured?
67 supporters
Yes
379
No
5
13
Anonymous
Season 2 shows flashbacks of children and a girl's mom being tortured.
13 comments | Add comment
Does someone fall down stairs?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
75
Yes
33
No
215
34
Anonymous
in season one, mike nearly falls to his death, but is saved by eleven. i feel this should still be mentioned, since it's a very scary, suspenseful scene.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
200
No
131
25
pixiebb
Season 4
A couple of teenagers are found dead with their missing and bloody
S4E4
The prisoner is seen with scars over his eyelids, his eyelids remain closed showing these scars
27 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
16
No
2
Yes
192
No
12
11
lolhii
season 4 ep one super gory at the end in eddies house
12 comments | Add comment
Children
Yes
54
No
4
2
therealduckk
Yes, in Season Two, it is revealed that Jane (Eleven) was abducted as a child.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a kid die?
34 supporters
Yes
451
No
31
25
Holly May Marshall
Barbara is a teenager, who is killed and harvested by the Demogorgan
20 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
41
2
Insert.clever.username
Dr. Brenner doesn't sexualize the children at the lab per se, but some of the language that he uses could be pretty unsettling for someone who's experienced that.
5 comments | Add comment
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Death
3
Mike attempts to sacrifice himself to save Dustin but is saved
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
31
No
1
2
TinyWatermelon2
Major instances of this in all seasons
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
37
No
1
0
AlexGggg
A cat and deer both die on screen and it is gruesome
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
32
No
0
2
TinyWatermelon2
All the time
3 comments | Add comment
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
Yes
3
No
93
5
jdpamv
Surprisingly, it’s never used, no less as a slur.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
59
Family
Yes
225
No
3
13
Anonymous
the russian base sequence might be a bit much if you have trouble with kidnapping/being caught and trapped
5 comments | Add comment
Does a parent die?
14 supporters
Yes
407
No
16
15
user15268
A character named Bob who's introduced in the second season dies in episode 8 of the same season. He was dating Joyce, so he acted as a pseudo-father for Will and Jonathon. The death is graphically shown on screen.
10 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
213
No
24
26
knhuff
She thinks about it, but backs out.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
54
No
84
18
ProfessorProcyon
Not exactly a toy, and it's the owner of the item that chooses to destroy it, but early in season 3 Will destroys his "Castle Byers" fort. Also, Joyce smashes a porcelain doll in season 4, but it didn't belong to anyone.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
27
No
0
1
muffinbeloved
Sadly :(
1 comment | Add comment
Fear
Yes
493
No
22
15
HayleyMosteller
There are MANY jumpscares ALL through the entire series. Sometimes mere scene-transitions are jumpscares simply because the 'from' scene is quiet and the 'to' scene is loud and abrupt.
9 comments | Add comment
Is someone possessed?
10 supporters
Yes
317
No
7
8
BlueDragon
This is a major theme in season two and even more in season three.
7 comments | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
9 supporters
Yes
23
No
262
6
AhoAko
No ghosts of the dead, but a kid is possessed by another living entity in season 2
2 comments | Add comment
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
183
No
194
19
Anonymous
season 3, at the fourth of july fair
14 comments | Add comment
1
Ieatrocks
I don’t know, but how could a natural body of water be triggering, or anymore so than a pool?
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
3
0
as someone with severe trypophobia this show is not bad at all with the trypophobic content just some of the stuff in the upside down that can be easily avoided by moving your eyes to somewhere else on the screen it's definitely there in the show but not too bad and won't stay in your mind
1 comment | Add comment
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
Yes
33
No
2
1
Lzg
S4
Victor Creel tries to cut his eyeballs out with a razor blade
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
294
No
48
7
morgansclark17
I don't quite remember what episode but there was a part where Billy and Steve were talking while taking a shower at the school.
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
29
No
3
0
Insert.clever.username
Yes, but only as decorations at a shopping mall, not used for any creepy purposes
2 comments | Add comment
Gross
Yes
191
No
2
8
Anonymous
In season one, Eleven uses her mind powers to make a boy wet himself.
4 comments | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
65 supporters
Yes
646
No
36
112
Y0kale
SEASON FOUR WARNINGS!!!
- ep1 - NOT SAFE! at 33 minutes, max is in the restroom and chrissy vomits, you can hear it and you see her over the toilet, no visual -
- ep2 - NOT SAFE! lucas vomits in the toilet at between 9 and 10 minutes, right after you see the benny's burgers sign, with visual -
- ep3 - SAFE! at 26 minutes, for a brief moment we see the same scene of chrissy from ep1, this time we only see her kneeling near a toilet, no audio or visual -
- ep4 - SAFE! -
- ep5 - SAFE! -
- ep6 - SAFE! -
- ep7 - SAFE! at 1 hour and 16 minutes, nancy gets closer to a body, which has slimy stuff coming out of her mouth -
- ep8 - SAFE! -
- ep9 - SAFE! steve spits quite a bit at 1 hour and 36 minutes -
69 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
Yes
25
No
1
1
TinyWatermelon2
Demogorgon does this a lot
3 comments | Add comment
Is there on-screen pooping?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
325
No
12
11
Anonymous
At the end of season 1 in the basement Lucas sings a tune about how Dustin farted
10 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
38 supporters
Yes
187
No
4
7
meredithgreyslover
spoiler:

in season 4 when the vecna kills people, you can hear their bones breaking. you can also see it. in my opinion, it’s not that bad because it looks and sounds fake but it could be triggering to some. also, there is a lot of squishing sounds bc of the demogorgon things in the upside down. but that’s it for season 4
6 comments | Add comment
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Yes
27
No
3
0
S1
i cant remember any more scenes but i know lucus makes farting noise when jonathen walks in when they are playing dnd its in the last episode of season one
2 comments | Add comment
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
21 supporters
Yes
113
No
50
32
BizarrePenguin
While the show does not focus on it, there are some scenes where the chief of police is misusing its power and it is not clearly framed in a critical way and maybe even more for laughs.
6 comments | Add comment
Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
17
No
1
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Are there transphobic slurs?
42 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
24
Yes
0
No
16
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
28
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Medical
Yes
298
No
29
20
Anonymous
El’s mother is shown to have been tortured with electro-therapy to the point of being permanently catatonic
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
363
No
7
18
Anonymous
Near the end of season 2 a needle is jammed into the neck of a character in self defense. The character is knocked out but does not die.
15 comments | Add comment
Yes
258
No
30
15
Paxton
Not a mental institution, but a schizophrenic person is taken by ambulance and hospitalized
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
335
No
3
11
FreyaRosheen
multiple times throughout the three seasons
7 comments | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Yes
271
No
47
20
Anonymous
I would add to the other comment that in the final episode, a child is shown, via flashbacks, in the final stages of cancer and going into cardiac arrest in the hospital.
7 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
155
No
2
8
wallflowers
Hopper, a vet, suffers from PTSD. Will and Eleven also seem to suffer from it after their involvement with the upside-down. In S4, the main villain, Vecna, uses teenagers’ trauma to kill them and open gates— primarily seen with Max.
5 comments | Add comment
1
onehorseopenslay
S2
eleven's mother
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
203
No
226
29
AhoAko
A few characters in season one cut, but not for self harm. They are using blood to attract a creature
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
0
HoppipHarvest
It’s not confirmed or stated, but Robin is heavily implied to be autistic (she struggles with social cues, has “no filter”, is sensitive to loud noises and uncomfortable clothing, and took longer to learn to walk than average as a child), and I consider her to be good representation. It’s rare to see an adult autistic woman who’s funny, confident, and capable in a TV show.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
28
No
89
8
sydneylewis
in season 4 ep 4 nancy and robyn go to a mental hospital and you see many mentally ill patients but they are never violent
2 comments | Add comment
0
Zombi3
S3
Many times l is in a out of body experience in her mind in all seasons.

2 comments | Add comment
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
2
Anonymous24
In season 4 a character described how he tried to gouge out his eyes and that he wanted to die but was stopped
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
25
No
0
0
RisingMoon
S3
major plot in the entire series, any charecters travel too and from the upside down
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
14
Is there misophonia?
31 supporters
Yes
97
No
12
11
quietpoem
There is some disgusting chewing in season 4 episode 6.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Is there body dysphoria?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
27
Yes
87
No
149
15
lolzerslolzers
in s4, a character has a mother who constantly comments on her weight. this obviously discomforts her
7 comments | Add comment
17
Novalunosis_
In season 2 episode 2, while trick or treating, Lucas says “If I get another 3 Musketeers (chocolate bar) I’m gonna kill myself” though it is clearly in a joking manner.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
255
No
6
17
series_of_unfortunate_events
Eleven appears to be having anxiety attacks several times after she rips off her blindfold
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
250
No
24
20
five
in s1 episode two eleven is show being put in a confined space and crying, and also in a closet. i feel like those count...
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
166
No
163
25
Max87
Season 4:
Episode 1- 33 minutes Chrissy vomits before being ridiculed by her "mother" for her weight, implied ED
13 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
153
13
SiRenfield
You could somewhat argue that characters like Will are bullied for autism-related traits despite not being canonically on the spectrum but other than that not really
3 comments | Add comment
17
Gryffindorable
Fake suicide - although the characters believe somebody killed themself, the audience knows it was murder
10 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Yes
19
No
0
0
muffinbeloved
ALL the time
1 comment | Add comment
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
0
Does a baby cry?
16 supporters
Yes
135
No
2
8
keiraell
!!SPOILERS!! in s4 ep4 victor creel’s “vecna curse” includes a baby burned alive and crying, skip when you see him sat in his armchair 👍
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Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
Yes
160
No
82
11
BeckLiberatore
in episode 2 billy has a fairly lengthy scene with shakey cam
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Is there screaming?
9 supporters
Yes
21
No
0
0
muffinbeloved
Pretty often, mostly by El
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0
TinyWatermelon2
There is an abundance of swearing and a few middle fingers
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Yes
397
No
25
35
Anonymous
literally almost every episode
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Paranoia
1
thesco
Yes, Jonathan takes photos of Nancy in season 1 when she isn't looking, and the mindflayer/demodogs are often shown in a stalker-ish way
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
110
0
atethatupp
Robin looks into the camera multiple times.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
Yes
12
No
78
7
NOTvoldemort
Season 4 has a mention of stillborn children, but it is never shown on screen.
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Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
170
No
40
4
Anonymous
There is childbirth in season 2
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Are there abortions?
15 supporters
Yes
2
No
205
-1
OpenCasting
Terry Ives (A.K.A Eleven's mother), introduced mostly in season 2, is told to have had a miscarriage, when really they stole Eleven/Jane from her because of Eleven's mind powers. It is not an abortion but a miscarriage.
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10
OzzyJones
In season 4 episode 4, there are two brief but gruesome scenes of a baby on fire in a crib.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
43
No
175
14
webs230
Terry Ives (A.K.A Eleven's mother), introduced mostly in season 2, is told to have had a miscarriage, when really they stole Eleven/Jane from her because of Eleven's mind powers.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
193
11
ProfessorProcyon
She doesn't die, but does end up being permanently catatonic sometime after she has had her baby.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
41 supporters
Yes
252
No
23
25
JulieRaven
Episode 1 Season 3 around 19 minutes, the lifeguard yells and calls a kid lard ass
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40
five
sorta, initially eleven is thought to be a boy by several people. it's never malicious though
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
233
27
RedCyro
they better not hurt my boy Lucas
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
226
No
4
12
jdpamv
One f-word in each of the first two seasons, the first one also has many uses of fairy and queer by the evil kids because they think Will is gay. Arguably the worst instance is in episode four or five when they talk about Will “going to fairyland with all the other fairies” when it’s believed he has died.
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18
KnightWhoSaysNi
There isn't antisemitism, but a character who is experimented on has a shaved head and a tattoo of a number on her arm, which are very likely allusions to Josef Mengele's experiments during the Holocaust.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
110
Is there hate speech?
23 supporters
Yes
274
No
15
39
Anonymous
billy's dad calls him a f*ggot. there are also racist implications in his actions; he tries to keep max away from lucas, and no reason is given other than the implication that it's because he's dark-skinned. (props to the brothers for making a realistic central indiana from the 80's, i guess.) not to mention that in the very first episode, the bullies make fun of lucas's race by calling him midnight.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
19
Yes
32
No
243
42
Anonymous
Even though she's not confirmed gay, Barb was a huge lesbian. Rest in peace queen. You're missed.
8 comments | Add comment
12
CozmoGarden
there are multiple uses of the ableist slur "ps*cho", and ableism towards a woman alleged to be schizophrenic
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
Yes
7
No
137
34
groobled
^ Lucas is also called midnight.
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Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
18
Race
Is there blackface?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Relationships
Yes
48
No
13
9
officialhongseok
Karen Wheeler and other women who look to be late 30s(maybe early 40s) have an interest towards Billy, who I believe is 19, in season 3. Billy asks out Karen for "swimming lessons" which she at first accepts but then changes her mind. Sure he is above 18 but still a pretty big maturity difference.
1 comment | Add comment
Religious
Yes
4
No
7
0
S4
Jason goes on a tangent about Christianity
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
13
No
1
1
MuffinCriesOverDumbStuff
Kinda? The demogorgons/demodogs/demobats could be interpreted as demons, and the upside down is basically cold hell.
2 comments | Add comment
Sex
Yes
256
No
11
12
AhoAko
Kind of. There is kissing and undressing down to a girl's bra. Nothing further is shown, but implied.
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
47
No
1
1
Anonymous
Many characters are ogled at in a sexual manner. Close up camera angle shots and slow motion of men and women for sexual purposes.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
50
1
thesco
Billy and Steve in the showers in S2. Though not much is shown, you can tell that they are naked
2 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
62 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
26
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
1
thesco
Nancy, season 1
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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1 supporters
Yes
32
No
295
39
haloblues
I don't understand the 'yes' votes here.
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Sexism
10
jdpamv
Billy had toxic masculinity forced on him after his parents divorced and his father verbally abuses him for crying. Jonathan details a time where he cried after his dad shot a rabbit, it’s not confirmed if he was ridiculed over it but it’s an easy inference to make and there’s talk of the dad being insensitive to Will’s emotions. El is ridiculed for crying but she's a girl and eventually kicks the ass of the main bully anyways.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
41
0
Insert.clever.username
Dustin has an illness that causes him to not have collarbones and certain teeth
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
31
2
Ellie_red
No dementia, but I don't know if this could be triggering: In season 2 a woman (who does not have dementia) is stuck for years in a continuous cycle of flashbacks where she sees the same memories repeated. She only says the same few words over and over. Her flashback cycle is shown in S2 Ep 5 and again at the very start of episode 7, but it's an important part of the plot
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
19
No
2
2
thesco
Hopper's daughter, shown in flashbacks, died from terminal cancer
1 comment | Add comment
Social
Yes
93
No
2
6
SiRenfield
Eleven more or less becomes this after escaping Hawkins Labs, it’s not until Season 2 where she finds somewhat stable housing in the form of Hopper
3 comments | Add comment
Are there anti-abortion themes?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Are there fat suits?
20 supporters
Yes
19
No
3
1
Lzg
S4
Yes but only when Hopper looses weight after being in Russian prison and they do a flashback.
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Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
16
Spoiler
Yes
65
No
169
27
LexMusler
S2:E1
Hopper claims a story is fake by comparing it to the story about 'the fat man with the beard who climbs down chimneys'
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
0
MuffinCriesOverDumbStuff
Not yet as of october 23rd, 2023. (Pre-season 5.)
only leaving this here incase there is one in S5.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
155
No
67
7
electr1cFantasy
The ending is bittersweet - the characters are alright and happy, mostly, but sad about certain things that have happened / are happening. Also, certain plot elements are left open (a few bad-ending-like things), presumably because the series will continue.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
13 supporters
Yes
307
No
25
10
S4E2 there is a theme of a car accident throughout. You see a memory of the aftermath of a horrible car accident at the very end, while the group tells Eddie about Hawkins. Fred starts walking towards a car that is on fire. Very triggering for people with car accident trauma/ aversion
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
88
No
1
1
EliseYankah
in season 2 episode 1 the police cars chasing the van crash
2 comments | Add comment
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
92
No
167
10
motherofhunnybunnies
4 season episode 5
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
69
No
129
16
series_of_unfortunate_events
Technically. Eleven uses her powers to lift a parked vehicle into the air and throw it at several enemies.
5 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
190
Is there blood/gore?
45 supporters
Yes
361
No
1
28
Anonymous
The main monster of season 3 is almost literally made out of gore. Also, several rats and humans explode. It’s extremely nasty
19 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
13 supporters
Yes
201
No
54
9
series_of_unfortunate_events
S3E3: A character is shown gasping for air after her head shoots up from a bathtub. S3E6: The character in the bathtub is shown again. A character is thrown back onto the beach by a wave and coughs out water.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
236
No
8
8
vinylzombie
Throughout the show, Nancy Wheeler uses guns to defeat monsters. There's a scene in season one where she and Jonathan practice shooting to prepare for a fight against a monster.
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