Guide to Gore Filters

Last edited by leafjelly, 18 June 2024 03:14:56 AM



Gore refers to any sort of violence, harm, or physical trauma to the body.
Warning: This page includes descriptions and depictions of gore with examples hidden under a spoiler tag.

Blood / Wounds

Small amounts of blood, like a nose bleed, small cuts, scraped knees or blood drop to show a character’s blood color is okay without a filter. Large amounts of gore, like deep cuts and wounds need a moderate gore filter.


"Fake" Gore

Candy gore, sparkle gore, fungus growth, and any sort of non-realistic blood needs to be filtered. However, robotic, flower and plush gore is OK without a filter as long as there is no (real/fake) blood present. Small amounts of gore to show a character's blood color is okay without a filter. Fake gore needs a moderate or ⚠extreme filter depending on the intensity of the representation to real gore/organs.


Small bruises, such as a black eye or a bumped knee are fine without a filter. However, extreme bruising (large or multiple bruises) should be under a moderate gore filter.

Flayed/Missing Skin

Visible muscles/tissue and torn skin need to be filtered. If there is no detail beneath the missing skin (i.e., just a color), this uses the moderate gore filter. Detailed tissue and muscle needs an ⚠ extreme filter.

Realistic Meat

Cartoony meat with little detail does not need a filter. Realistic meat with no or minor amounts of blood need a moderate gore filter. If the meat resembles a creature/character, or appears realistic with large amounts of blood it needs an ⚠ extreme filter. See also the Flayed Skin category above.

Visible Innards

Visible cartoonish hearts do not need to be filtered. All other organs (e.g. brains/intestines/lungs) need to be filtered regardless if it is cartoonish or not. If the organs contain extreme detailing, it needs an ⚠ extreme gore filter.
* Bones are not considered innards and do not need a filter.

Spilling Guts/Organs

Any sort of organs or innards (cartoonish or otherwise) outside of the body need an ⚠ extreme gore filter.

Missing Limbs

Simplified or cartoonish bone stumps with a single color are fine without a mask. Those that show moderate detail should be under a moderate gore filter. Detailed musculature requires an ⚠ extreme gore filter. Healed amputations are fine with no filter.

Nail Trauma

Nail trauma, like extremely injured or ripped off nails, need a moderate gore filter.

Eye Trauma

Hollowed, black eyes are ok without a filter. Eyes with injuries and eyeless sockets with visible gore or insides need to a moderate gore filter.

Cheat Sheet

Needs Filtering

Doesn’t Need Filtering

Large amounts of blood (Moderate Filter)Small amounts of blood, like nose bleed
Deep cuts and infected injuries (Moderate Filter) Small cuts
Extreme bruising (Moderate Filter)Small bruises, like a black eye
Fake gore with blood, or blood of any color (Moderate Filter) A cartoon bone stump with a single color
Stump showing musculature (Moderate Filter)Healed amputations
Eye or nail trauma (Moderate Filter)Clean body stitches
Scars or burn marks
Realistic meat or meat with some blood (Moderate Filter)Cartoony meat (no blood)
Visible innards (Moderate Gore) Realistic innards (Extreme Gore) Plush, Flower and Robot gore
Realistic meat (Moderate Gore) Realistic meat with large amounts of blood (Extreme Gore)Hollow eyes or black eyeballs
Detailed musculature (Extreme Gore)Cartoon hearts
Spilling guts (Extreme Gore)Surgical Scars / Top surgery scars