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A Car Honks/Screeching Brakes
Although the category of "Does a Car Crash?" is helpful, there are often times when the answer to that question is no, but someone slams on the horn or screeches their brakes and this can still be triggering to those impacted by car crashes, even if a crash is not present.
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A Character Cheats
A character interacts romantically or sexually with someone while in a relationship with a different character. This could be triggering to someone who has been cheated on, or is uncomfortable with the subject.
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A character gets gaslighted
“Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. (Wikipedia)” As someone who was gaslighted by an abusive ex i get triggered by movies with scenes involving gaslighting (like “V for Vendetta” a great film but I would have loved a warning). It’s no fun to be watching a film only for a character to find out they’ve been lied to and/or manipulated the whole movie.
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A character gets kidnapped
Being kidnapped is a very traumatic experience and can be very distressing to read/watch as it almost always against the person's will.
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A character is stalked
Stalking can often appear as something small online but builds up over time and can lead to harassment and even violence from the perpetrator. It is an uncomfortable and distressing subject that some may not wish to view.
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A Character That is Diabetic
"A Character That is Diabetic" -- this fact about Them could be shown on screen, hinted at in passing, told by a 2nd party or only in the origial book adaptation. Such as; one of The Main Characters in the GodFather is a servere Diabetic in the Book, ( to the point they needs 3 doses of insulin a day to live). However, this fact is not told in the film...So their death come out of Nowhere. All becouse the character was in a place where they could not get their insulin in time -- And lead to a lot of Film fans to get angery for not being told about this important fact thats only in the book. (Years later)
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A Character Uses Obscene Language/Gestures
Obscene language and gestures could make some people uncomfortable, and many parents do not want their children to be exposed to such things. While obscene language is often included in the rations for films, gestures are not. Additionally, there is less of a warning for language on other types of media, such as books.
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A child has a dear toy destroyed
Similar to having Santa (et al) ruined for a child, a child being in distress due to the damage or destruction of a dear toy such as a sentimental stuffed animal, or a gift from a beloved relative.
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A pregnant woman dies
A woman who is pregnant, not yet given birth dies before the baby is born.
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Abduction of Infant
If an infant dies or gets taken away from its mother it triggers a heavy depressive episode in me and I can't be the only one. I know that's a specific one but you see triggers are specific .
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Ableist language or behaviour
This category refers to use of slurs, demeaning language, or abuse of neurodiverse and disabled people. This includes using "autistic" as an insult. This category is important because mocking disabled people or comparing their conditions to being bad is an ableist trope found in many forms of media that feed into a stereotypical narrative.
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Abortion
Some people have discovered that their parents would have preferred to have aborted them for a variety of reasons. Also some people have been forced to have abortions which can be very traumatic.
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Abortion performed
Some people do not want to watch a show/movie where an abortion procedure is performed. Parents like myself do not want my kids to see abortion scenarios on screen. Examples include "Cider House Rules," "Grey's Anatomy," "Dirty Dancing," "Scandal," and many others. The current category on your site only mentions characters who wished they'd aborted a child, or a character being forced into an abortion, which are different concerns than my own.
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Achilles heel damage
Any strain, sprain, pain in the Achilles heel, and especially any cutting or stabbing or pulling or biting.
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Amputation
Removal of a limb (arm, leg, etc.), often by surgical means.
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an old person dies
Seeing old people die in movies is so upsetting to me and makes me cry.
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Annoying Children
Many people are totally annoyed by boys like "Caaaaarl" of "The Walking Dead" or "Zaaaaaack" in "The Strain". Children like them think they are entitled to lots of attention by their parents(or parent in both cases), get on the nerves of a lot of viewers and aren't really good for anything.
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Any struggles breathing (choking, suffocation, etc.)
Choking, suffocation, strangling, hyperventilating, and things similar can make people incredibly nervous for multiple reasons, such as personal experience.
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Apparitions or mentions of zombies
It can causes panic attacks, crying or being unable to sleep for a period of time for people who fear (or are terrified or have a phobia) of zombies
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Appearance of medication
The appearance of medication can cause panic attacks, or a longing depressive episode when reminded of a time of taking medication, or when others took medication that did not work for them. I had a father who took medication for his cancer, and it would be bags full laid across the table, and he passed away, so seeing medication makes it impossible to watch or play the rest due to the memory
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