The Sandman

TV Show • 2021 • Sci-Fi  Report
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cassandrasaur
I’m guessing it’s folks who read the comics marking yes. To clarify, no cats die in Season 1. The only cat that appears in Season 1 is actually Morpheus shapeshifting and he is unharmed while in this form. However, cat death will likely show up in Season 2 when/if they cover A Dream of A Thousand Cats.
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SateiaC
Episode 2, dog lovers will consider Gregory to be exactly like a dog and he dies or is "re-absorbed" by Dream. This was an extremely upsetting scene. For anyone looking if Susie the Rottweiler is ok, she is safe!
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SydneyMain2468
No, but a snake slithers into a womens mouth and down her throat, appearing to be eaten
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Are there bugs?
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Does an animal die?
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cassandrasaur
(Mild spoilers for S1E1) A “raven” (actually a pied crow) named Jessamy shot and killed at 29 minutes. Definitely sad and fairly bloody. (Mild spoilers for S1E2) Gregory the Gargoyle, who resembles a dragon and behaves like a dog, is killed voluntarily. It’s not bloody, he is magically disintegrated into dream sand, but it’s still very sad and he is mourned.
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SateiaC
First episode, Jessamy the bird is killed quite in a very graphic scene.
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basilange
During a fight with Lucifer, she imagines herself as a serpent with poison fangs that bite a horse, implying the imaginary horse dies. Small, but implied.
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dling
Episodes 2 and 4. In episode 2, there are two instances. First, when Dream steps into the waters to collect the gifts for The Fates. The final gift involves a hiss hiss. Second, when The Fates arrive, The Maiden consumes the hiss hiss as they tell Dream he gets to ask one question of them each. So as soon as The Fates all appear and they've done the camera zoom on each one as they speak as a sort of intro, I'd recommend looking away until The Maiden starts to tell Dream about his bag of sand. In episode 4, when Dream and Morningstar duel, the counter from Morningstar is a serpent.
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182times
the credits of S1 E8 right after the corinthian drives away
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SateiaC
Technically a gargoyle, but appears to be a dragon. Second episode, extremely heart breaking as he is very similar to a dog in how he acts.
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cassandrasaur
No obvious gaslighting yet as of S1, but we start to see hints of Ken gaslighting Barbie.
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MimosaVendetta
S1E1 - implied intent to force an abortion though it isn't carried out.
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cassandrasaur
S1E1 features a father who abuses his son both as a child and later as a teenager. S1E7 & S1E8: A child is abused by his foster father. The foster father locks the child in the basement as “punishment” and purposefully neglects him. Physical abuse is repeatedly threatened (and heavily implied to have occurred in the past) but not explicitly shown.
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cassandrasaur
S1E3 a character is addicted to a magical substance which causes their mind and body to wither. They eventually succumb.
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Lwbs
EP 6 - woman is taken by ‘Death’ due to drug overdose, needle markings on arm
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cassandrasaur
As of S1: in S1E6, there’s some drunkenness in a tavern plus a very minor character who seems to drink frequently but no serious or detailed depictions of alcoholism.
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TaraHH
Someone is kept in a bubble type cage for many years.
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Lwbs
Peoples heads explode Bird explodes when shot Someone chops off their fingers A character uses a hammer to nail their hand to a counter Someone uses two screw drivers to plunge into their eyes Another slits their throat
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Lwbs
Woman slits wrists in EP 5
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cassandrasaur
One character has teeth for eyes and another character has a partially exposed skull (including the mouth area) so that may have some phobia/trigger overlap. However, I don’t recall any explicit tooth damage otherwise. (As of S1)
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cassandrasaur
There’s a character whose MO is to eat people’s eyes. Technically, he’s not human so it’s not cannibalism in the strictest sense, but his appearance is mostly human.
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cassandrasaur
During the wedding in episode 3, a demon bursts out of a person’s mouth at 37:27 until 38:00. The process kills the host and it’s pretty graphic. That’s the only one that sticks out in my memory but there may be more instances of head damage that I’m forgetting, will add more details as I rewatch.
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SateiaC
Episode 5, man chops off fingers, also the guy with the nail in his hand goes to amputate his arm, not shown but the aftermath is.
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Lwbs
You see fingers get chopped off
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cassandrasaur
S1E2 there is a hanging from a gallows in a dream.
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SateiaC
Episode 5, guy gets strangled and can't breathe.
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cassandrasaur
Some instances of events that resemble seizures (eyes rolling back) but no true seizures.
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One of the characters has mouths for eyes and is shown with one of his victims who is now also eyeless
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cassandrasaur
S1E1 many people, including a little girl, fall into a coma (of sorts) and don’t wake up until almost a century later or, in most cases, never again. S1E3 Someone has a nightmare/memory about a child dying horribly. Skip from 19 mins until 20. S1E6 A baby is taken (gently) by Death, about 16 minutes in. Also in S1E6, a character mentions two of his children dying. S1E8-S1E10 There’s a serial killer character whose victims are all children. Nothing is shown, it’s just discussed in vague detail, mostly how he finds the children and gets them to trust him.
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cassandrasaur
Not as of Season 1.
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Not in a traditional sense, the main character is summoned and trapped for decades
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Lwbs
A mother and father
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cassandrasaur
Lots of explicit cheating in S1E5, shown on screen. Cheating also briefly mentioned in S1E8 and S1E10.
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cassandrasaur
There are some characters who are dead, who are seen in the afterlife and other planes of existence. Some characters have spectral or corpselike appearances.
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cassandrasaur
Yes. In S1E3. The demon is exorcised and the process literally rips the host apart.
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SateiaC
An absurd amount of audio gore that often reaches the point of misophonia.
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SateiaC
Sort of. Episode 3 someone starts gagging and instead of puking a person not so nicely enters the world from their mouth.
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Lwbs
Woman in episode 6 is taken by ‘Death’ from a bed in a hospice, possible that she has terminal cancer
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RenW
There is one character kept in a "mental institution" but it is not a traditional one. No wards or other patients are seen. Just one room with security. In some ways it is more like a cell.
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cassandrasaur
Constantine has nightmares about past traumatic events.
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ChloeG
No disordered eating, however in episode 2 one character comments on another character's weight and in episode 4 an extremely emaciated woman appears onscreen.
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cassandrasaur
In S1E5 (spoilers for this episode), misuse of a magical artifact causes a lot of people to self-harm and commit suicide in especially gruesome ways. Some serial killers commit suicide in S1E10 after they are forced to confront their past actions. Some characters throughout the series contemplate self-sacrifice and/or giving up thier waking/mortal lives. Some do end up self-sacrificing.
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cassandrasaur
As of S1: Characters contemplate suicide, self-sacrifice and/or giving up their waking/mortal lives (for various reasons) but I do not think anyone outright says they’ll kill themselves. I will say that suicide and talk of suicide is likely to continue throughout the series if they continue to follow the comics.
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cassandrasaur
Mostly seen in S1E5 and S1E10, it’s frequent and hard to avoid in S1E5.
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Does a baby cry?
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TaraHH
There are many scenes with flashing lights including lightning.
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Lwbs
In the first episode, a woman is told she has to have an abortion but doesn’t go through with it.
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Lwbs
Trigger warning - in episode 6 ‘Death’ enters a home to a happy mother and baby, the mother puts the baby in the cot whilst she goes to get her some food. Whilst the mother is out the room, Death takes the baby and you hear the mother cry out for the baby as obviously, they have died very suddenly.
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cassandrasaur
A woman goes into labor in S1E10. She’s only shown in early labor, not active labor.
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cassandrasaur
N*gro is used (in the vernacular of 18th century England).
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cassandrasaur
In S1E6, “n*gro” is used and a character discusses the enslavement of Africans enthusiastically. He is immediately called out for this by the main character. For context, the setting in this scene is England in the 1700s.
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cassandrasaur
Yes, in S1E3, S1E5, S1E9 and S1E10.
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cassandrasaur
Not slurs but a character says some homophobic stuff in S1E5.
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cassandrasaur
No jokes but a character’s weight and eating habits are criticized and tightly controlled by their spouse in S1E5. Could be triggering for anyone who has experienced this kind of abuse from a loved one.
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cassandrasaur
The first character to die is not black.
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cassandrasaur
Yes. . . In S1E5, characters are magically manipulated to behave in ways they normally would not, this includes having sex with strangers/acquaintances. In S1E6, it is briefly mentioned that a minor character was r**ed in the past by her cousin. (Spoilers) In S1E7, it is revealed that a character was impregnated while they were in a coma and could not consent.
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cassandrasaur
Lots of sex scenes and talk in S1E5. One sex scene in S1E8. Sex occasionally discussed throughout.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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cassandrasaur
There’s a couple iffy but potentially triggering plot points: . . 1) In S1E5 (warning: minor spoilers for this episode) it is revealed that a character is sleeping with both a woman and her adult son… not at the same time but in the same house and often the same night. The woman didn’t know about it. 2) In S1E6 it is briefly mentioned that a minor character was r**ed by her cousin.
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cassandrasaur
S1E4 at around 14 minutes, a character is momentarily distracted while driving and the car swerves, you hear tires screeching and honking horns.
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cassandrasaur
In S1E6, a man is hit by a car and killed at around 20:30. You mostly only hear it, and you see his body from a distance as Death walks with his spirit/soul. It’s not gory. S1E7 A character’s spouse died because someone “ran a red light.” Mentioned only.
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cassandrasaur
Not a whole lot but there is some gun violence throughout the series.
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cassandrasaur
People drowning is mentioned a couple times in S1E9. Not shown.
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cassandrasaur
Yes, quite a bit throughout the series. Some scenes are quite gruesome and it’s not really avoidable without losing some important story points.
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