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->''"Mankind must not go back to hiding in fear. No one else will protect us, we must stand up for ourselves. While the rest of mankind dwell in the light, we must stand in the darkness to combat it, contain it, and shield it from the eyes of the public, so that others may live in a sane, normal world.\\
[[BadassCreed We secure. We contain. We protect.]]"''
-->-- '''"The Administrator"''', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/about-the-scp-foundation About the SCP Organization]]

'''Item #:''' [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4445-j SCP-4445]]

'''Object Class:''' Safe

'''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Special Containment Procedures]]:''' Security of these data has been compromised, rendering further secrecy counter-productive. In accordance with Information Security Protocol 008-C-1 ("Class C breach") and the recommendation of General Bowe, our current orders are to allow all but the most sensitive data to remain freely available, [DATA EXPUNGED], that these data are ██████████ of ██████████ released from the {{imageboard|s}} "4chan" and uploaded to a community-edited website (i.e. a "wiki"): [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/ here]].

'''Description:''' SCP-4445 is the incomplete archives of the Wiki/SCPFoundation, a secret, global [[ArtifactCollectionAgency organization]] which exists to study, catalogue, and contain SCP Objects: artifacts and "items which jeopardize normalcy". These range from humans with strange powers, to creatures of extraterrestrial or extradimensional origin, to objects causing unexplainable phenomena, to [DATA EXPUNGED]. All of them represent clear threats to human normalcy, human society, human sanity, human lives, or quite simply the universe at large.

Of course, the nature of SCP Objects means that those who contain and study them must possess certain qualities: keen intelligence, a clinical outlook, and complete ruthlessness. The stakes are far too high to allow concerns like morality or the loss of human lives to interfere...

'''In layman's terms''', the SCP Foundation is a wiki that serves as a collection of reports on fictional artifacts/humanoids, based around the idea of an international agency that contains items that threaten the normality of the world. These items are referred to as [=SCPs=], with each one given containment procedures, a description, and history of experiments on them. Originated as "CreepyPasta" on 4chan's /x/ (paranormal) board, and then moved to its own site.

"SCP" stands for "Special Containment Procedures" (with an unofficial backronym motto of "Secure, Contain, Protect") - which sums up both the goals and methods of the foundation's supposed actions. Supplementary information includes short stories, profiles of "researchers" (authors), and an associated IRC chat room. There is also roleplay, but it's still getting off the ground, not counting a "fan made" GaiaOnline guild that was disliked for having much lower standards. And to prevent any future fandom flame wars, the SCP Foundation website predated the TV series ''{{Warehouse 13}}'', but not ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.

An independently developed SurvivalHorror game called ''[[VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach SCP - Containment Breach]]'' revolves around a Class-D trying to escape a site that is undergoing a containment breach. [[http://www.scpcbgame.com/ It can be found here]].

[[http://scpfoundation.ru/ Now in Russian]], [[http://fondationscp.wikidot.com/ French]], [[http://scpkoreahq.wikidot.com/ Korean]], [[http://www.scp-wiki-cn.net/ Chinese]], [[http://scp-th.wikidot.com/ Thai]], [[http://scp-jp.wikidot.com/ Japanese]], [[http://lafundacionscp.wikidot.com/ Spanish]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.pl/Strona_g%C5%82%C3%B3wna Polish]]!

Has a sister site, TheWanderersLibrary, that focuses on the Serpent's Hand GOI and their headquarters.

Note: Due to the ever changing nature of the SCP Foundation site, some of the entries may no longer be entirely accurate.

!!Addendum 4445-01: For specific SCP items, please [[Characters/SCPFoundationSCPs001To299 see]] [[Characters/SCPFoundationSCPs300To999 these]] [[Characters/SCPFoundationSCPs1000AndBeyond lists]].

!!Addendum 4445-02: SCP-4445 provides examples of tropes in these subpages:
* [[SCPFoundation/TropesAToD Tropes A - D]]
* [[SCPFoundation/TropesEToM Tropes E - M]]
* [[SCPFoundation/TropesNToR Tropes N - R]]
* [[SCPFoundation/TropesSToZ Tropes S - Z]]
->''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-4445-j We See You Seeing Us Seeing You Too.]]''