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Sex & Nudity

  • A female naked life model decoy is seen, no nudity is shown
  • It is mentioned a few times that two agents have a sexual relationship, but nothing is ever actually shown onscreen.
  • In one episode two characters are shown making out in a bedroom while taking off each others clothes. The scene ends there, but later it is shown they are together in the same room in their underwear. It is implied they had sex, and directly state in a later episode.
  • In one episode two characters are seen in a hotel room with a bottle of wine. They kiss passionately, and later are shown together in the room wrapped in sheets. It is implied they are naked, but no nudity is actually shown.
  • There are brief comedic references, nothing over-the-top. The word penis has been said once. A female character mentions the attractiveness of a mans built arms. A character jokingly implies she would repay a man who saved her.

Violence & Gore

  • A man crushes another man's skull while he is screaming for help. We can see his face getting crushed.
  • Season 5 contains more graphic violence than the previous seasons. Includes throats sliced, blood splattering, severed limbs, characters crushed to death, etc. One minor character's heart is ripped out of his chest.
  • There is frequent hand-to-hand combat in the series, as well as gunfights and brutal action violence. Injuries are usually bloody, and characters beaten or bruised, but although the action is intense at times the main characters are generally good guys who win in the end. However, villains often die as well as side characters.
  • We see a severed hand on the floor of a train. Slightly graphic. (in "Eye Spy")
  • A woman is burnt to a crisp by a man with pyrokinetic powers. We see her body turn completely to ash. (in "Girl in the Flower Dress")
  • In the first season finale "Beginning of the End", a man tears through another man's chest and pulls out a rib, which is seen clearly. Both the rib and his hand are bloody.
  • A young man freezes another man with his cryokinetic powers and his body breaks when it is pushed to the ground. (in "Making Friends and Influencing People")
  • A woman electrocutes another woman's face with a wire. (in "Face My Enemy")
  • A man with alien markings all over his body uses a knife to make some cuts on another man's body and he screams. (in "The Writing on the Wall")
  • In "The Things We Bury", a woman is vivisected by a HYDRA leader to obtain her regeneration powers to make himself younger. We see a sequence of disturbing images of her skin being sliced open during the operation and also see her insides, with some organs being removed. (
  • Many random henchmen characters are shot down throughout the series.


  • Frequent use of very mild profanities such as "damn" and "hell", but some stronger words have been used occasionally such as "son of a bitch" or "bastard".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Occasionally drinking has been depicted.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Even after Coulson's revival arc, the series is still intense and violent. This can get quite graphic. Season 3 on is definitely a lot worse than season 1 and 2.
  • There is some scary content, such as jump scares and paranormal content. This is very infrequent, though.


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Violence & Gore

  • In episode 11 of Season 5, Yoyo's arms get sliced off with blood dripping out to the ground. We then see the arms on the ground.
  • A main character is shown in a disturbing flashback with his brain exposed and being operated on by machines while conscious and yelling, "Let me die!" repeatedly. (in "The Magical Place")
  • May is forced to shoot an "Inhuman" little girl to death after she had killed the mother. (shooting happens offscreen, with only the sound of the gunshot heard) (in "Melinda")

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a small section of the show that involves what appears to be a ghost that causes people to slowly go insane while seeing those around them having no eyes - slightly disturbing.
  • The two-part episode revealing the truth about Agent Coulson is a bit intense. He is kept beaten and bloodied in an abandoned town in the desert and routinely tortured for information. He is shown reliving physically painful memories while shouting "Let me die!" The flashback shows his brain being operated on against his will, while he is awake, although it is brief.
  • The HYDRA takeover storyline is rather intense at times.

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