Elden Ring

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Does the dog die?
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ActuallyAshlee
At points in the game you must kill guard dogs to progress. You may be able to avoid killing them, but it is very difficult.
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Dr.Teatime
No, but you can pick up feces as a crafting material and spend a chunk of time running through sewers.
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there decapitation?
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October_Numbers
There are a few enemies in the game (Black Knife Assassins) that have a grab attack where they grab you from behind and slice your neck. There isn't visible mutilation, per se, but there is a lot of on-screen blood when this happens, and your character may or may not die as a result, depending on how much health you have when the attack occurs.
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Abandonment
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There’s a character who’s disowned by her father figure because she didn’t approve of him killing a village of innocent albinaurics (magic weirdos)
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partyvampire
If you start Latenna's side quest she leaves her beloved pet wolf behind
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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abel
Throughout Stormveil Castle, the gatekeeper Gostoc will stalk you and steal a portion of your runes if you die.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Reniachii
Yes, it is hinted that Millicent is under gaslighting by Gowry.
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Is a child abused?
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ranni
Miquella is eternally living in a child’s body due to a curse and is kidnapped by his half-brother who intends to make him his consort. You can see him taking him in the opening cinematic and later on he is found unrecognizable and decaying in Mohg’s boss arena. Though you can only see his hand, it’s clear he is in very bad shape.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Reniachii
Yes, your horse is not immortal. You can kill enemy horses aswell.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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ActuallyAshlee
Animals can be hunted and many are killed throughout.
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Are animals abused?
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Nawafsss
A boss is designed to look like a massive man riding on a tiny horse that can't support his weight. Lore-wise the horse isn't actually carrying him but it does look like the horse is struggling.
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bananabanana
There are enemy wolves and you can summon other wolves that will fight them, if that counts.
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Reniachii
Yes. Not restricted to player choice, although not part of the main story.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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griffyfresh
springhares are a common creature found in the lands between that can be killed but real life springhares are rodents rather than lagomorphs (aka true rabbits and hares)
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Does a cat die?
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Salatik
Yes and no. There's a cat-like looking statue creature and there are some stone imps with cat masks, but standard normal cats aren't killed.

There's a bloody murder of a lion though. (It happens offscreen but blood splashes onto the ground).
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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bananabanana
Even if the player doesn't kill one of the living dragons, there are areas where the landscape contains the bodies of dead dragons.
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Are there spiders?
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Reniachii
No, but there are hand enemies that walk with all of their fingers down, almost looking like spiders, despite being pale hands.
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Are there snakes?
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abel
One of the main (albeit technically optional) bosses is a giant snake with a grotesque human face.
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Are there bugs?
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Reniachii
Yes. Giant ones too.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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abel
Seluvis does this to turn people into subservient puppets, and you can optionally drug certain npcs for him.
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Is there pedophilia?
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LuckyFox
A character is stuck in the body of a child, and the story of his current whereabouts can give off pedo vibes.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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ranni
The lore between Mohg and Miquella can be interpreted as such, with the former kidnapping the latter and trying to force him into being his consort. It is said he “tried to share his bloody bedchamber but received no response”.

There’s also the Dung Eater questline where his goal is to “defile” and kill victims to spread his curse; you can find a “seedbed curse” item on the groin area various victims of his.

Lastly, there’s Seluvis who administers a potion to turn people into his subservient puppets, and while not explicitly confirmed, there are indications of possible sexual abuse.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Reniachii
Yes. One of the shardbearers went mad and is currently eating the bodies of his fallen comrades.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Reniachii
Yes. Castle Mourne has a pile of corpses being burnt.
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HYBRITONIUM
Yes, an entire clan of people is entombed before the events of the game. You can go down inside and see the result. It's quite horrifying, yet an optional area and rather obscure to find.
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Is there body horror?
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Sibelos
The grafting
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Is there amputation?
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Reniachii
First shardbearer literally has like 6 hands and plans to get even more.
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Does a head get squashed?
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CS_Leko
One of the bosses required to complete the game is a giant who initially fights standing fully upright, leaving only his ankles and feet open to attack by the player. (Unless the player uses ranged weaponry/magic.)
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Is there a hanging?
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bananabanana
There are hanged bodies in numerous locations, though none that I've seen are ever shown alive or being actively killed this way.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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abel
One of the items you can get as a material is old fangs from certain enemies, there's possibly more examples of this I'm unable to remember currently.
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Beeeeeen
There is a scene where a giant breaks his bone and eventually tears it off in frustration
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Does someone have a seizure?
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abel
Potentially, yes. The bodies of the Dung Eater's victims you get seedbed curses from all have bloody cloth specifically around their crotches, implying this could be one thing he does to them.
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bananabanana
Numerous types of severed fingers are items in-game used for various aspects of co-op play.
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Is someone tortured?
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gorfield
There are torture chambers in the Volcano Manor and one field enemy is implied to be designed as a torture chamber on wheels.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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ranni
Usually it’s you
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Reniachii
Yes. There's an item called "Shabiri Grapes" that are literally eyes. Key items part of a side-quest.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Sibelos
You can perform a backstab if you hold the light attack button behind someone.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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HYBRITONIUM
Kind of? They're an adult, but cursed with eternal childhood. Not really an infant.
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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LuckyFox
A major character does.
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griffyfresh
you can basically kill everyone ingame including major demi-gods and legends
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abel
Many animals and inhuman beings you will have to fight in this game.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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griffyfresh
why would the hard R be used in a souls game?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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ranni
Miquella, who is eternally in the body of a child due to a curse, is kidnapped by his half-brother who wants to force him to be his consort
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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abel
I believe Radagon technically was "divorced" from Rennala, but he still suddenly left her for Marika and this could be upsetting to hear about.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
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bananabanana
Many areas are intentionally designed so that if you do not look around very carefully, you will be ambushed by enemies you did not realize were there.
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Is someone possessed?
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Maxxo
It’s not intended to be frightening, but there’s a character you can meet very early on who is actually a spirit possessing a doll, you can see her real ghostly face next to the doll’s face. She’s not possessing a live person, but could be triggering for some.
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Are there ghosts?
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abel
You can even summon a good number of them to help you in battle.
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Are there clowns?
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abel
I am unsure as to why someone would say yes to this, there are definitely no clowns or even clown-adjacent beings in this game.
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southstar_
Shallow lakes which are walked through within the confines of the continent, deep oceans which kill the player instantly surround the continent.
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Is there a shower scene?
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OtakuNonGrata
A major NPC (who is nevertheless easy to miss) possesses a doll-like body.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Reniachii
Hyetta's quest is about a blind girl that needs to eat eyes to see her path. After her third eye, she will ask you what is she eating. If you tell her they're human eyes, she'll gag and puke as soon as you're camera does not see her.
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Is someone eaten?
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Hubcap7288
You can be eaten by various enemies
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Does someone spit?
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Reniachii
There are many enemies that spit at you.
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Is there audio gore?
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Reniachii
Quite a lot
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Large-scale Violence
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griffyfresh
9/11 isn't canon to elden ring
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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LuckyFox
No confirmed trans people in the game.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Reniachii
Millicent quest involves the search of one, but the screen turns black with no gory sounds when it's used.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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gorfield
There is an early game NPC who discusses her survivor's guilt, but it is not heavily emphasized beyond your first interaction with her.
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Nawafsss
A boss intentionally mutilates themselves. There's also a seppuku animation used by the player to buff weapons.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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HYBRITONIUM
No, but there are some sacrificial themes.
An optional quest sees a character challenge you to a fight they no they'll lose. Another optional quest sees a character ask you to remove the soul from their body, and place it in another body, if that counts for you.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Reniachii
Caves. A lot.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Salatik
One of the NPC is incurably ill and one of the endings of this NPC's quest has them voluntary stop using the only thing that still kept them alive. It's sort of a passive euthanasia situation where the character doesn't kill themselves outright but just allows the disease to kill them. You can find their corpse later but you don't see the moment they die.

Another NPC kills their physical body to transfer their soul into a doll. It is not shown in the game and only talked about, but you can later find their corpse.

Another NPC can voluntary sacrifice their life by burning themselves for your goal. This option can be avoided, the cutscene can be skipped, and the burning itself doesn't look explicit as there are no signs of burnt flesh or any symptoms of discomfort during it.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Reniachii
In a cutscene after using a key item on the divine tower of Liurna.
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Is there screaming?
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0
Lots. Some enemies (i.e. the grafted scion at the start of the hake) have scream-based attacks.
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HYBRITONIUM
There's one character in the game who uses small vulgarities, but his quest is optional. (He's the one cooking in the swamp)
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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HYBRITONIUM
Only if you count rebirth. (Stat respec) Nothing's shown, of course.
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Are there abortions?
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abel
If you count Rennala's "children", and there is also the Omen Bairn item which is a doll made in the image of an Omen baby.
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Does someone miscarry?
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Azzazel
Maybe? Somewhat late in the game, a character says they will bear the child of a demigod. You can later find them dead, though it is unclear if they actually got pregnant.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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abel
No, though it's worth noting that Mohg could be considered a particularly horrific combination of homophobic stereotypes, as he is predatory toward his younger (and physically a child) brother, as well as him being an Omen, a being whose blood is considered to be "tainted" by nearly every other sentient race in the game. I can only hope it was unintentional since it seems Miquella's entire story was revised late in development, but as a gay man it's frankly sickening to see such a character in something that came out in 2022, even if it's just unfortunate coincidence.
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CS_Leko
The player is told that a lord "hid himself among the womenfolk" in order to escape his besieged city. This is not shown, nor mentioned again.
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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KaijuKiri
A relationship of substantial age difference takes place between mohg and miquella
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Salatik
One of the bosses is completely naked in the second phase. However, her genitals and nipples are covered by crust/mold, so the nudity is more artistic then sexual.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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abel
Mohg kidnapped his half-brother Miquella and tries to become his "consort" against his will to obtain power. It is uncertain whether or not any physical assault took place, but could be read as implied due to one item description. There is also a relationship between two people who are technically the same person, if you count that as such.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Salatik
There are no real-life chronical illnesses, but within the game's universe exists a sickness called Scarlet Rot.

Lore-wise, it is incurable and makes the victim slowly rot, causing them to loose limbs, eyesight and their mind (causing amnesia and plainly degrading them to animalistic state).

A method of slowing Scarlet Rot's progression and lessening the pain of the patient exists, but the method does not completely eradicate the disease.

The slow destruction of the organism, coupled with a cure that can only alleviate the symptoms but not cure the disease completely make it viable for classification as a chornic disease.

A lot of players in the community even make some from of AIDS jokes about it.

One of the NPCs with their own quest and two major bosses are affected by it, plus there are at least two regions that have Rot in them. All of these are not obligatory to interact with to complete the game, but there are high chances the players would stumble into them on accident.
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abel
Near the end of the game after a required story event, one character in the hub area seems to be suddenly forgetting nearly all of their memories, and it was very upsetting as someone who had a family member with Alzheimer's.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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abel
If you count the Godskin Noble armor set, many players consider it "humorous" for making your character look fat, unfortunately.
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Spoiler
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HYBRITONIUM
No, but on an unrelated note, there's a character early on who wears clothes that look like Santa, and I find that funny.
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Boopers
Just about every NPC at the end of the game is either dead or in a terrible predicament due to your actions.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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abel
Chariots can crash into each other in one dungeon should you choose to make them do so, though the steps can be a bit obscure.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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abel
Unless you count a chariot as one, there are no cars in this game. You can and likely will be hit by the chariots though.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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MsAnaheim
Oh god is there ever
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Does someone drown?
13 supporters
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Reniachii
You can't swim in this game. Player-choice.
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Is there gun violence?
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