Characters: SCP Foundation SCPs 001 To 299
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Dr Clef's SCP-001 Proposal ("The Gate Guardian")
Roget's SCP-001 Proposal ("Keter Duty")
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's 700 cubits tall, that's 1050 feet.
- Badass: Comes with being one of the Cherubim. It doesn't even need to move to completely obliterate things. It kinda needs to be if it wants to effectively guard the gates of Eden.
- The Dreaded: When a creature's so powerful that even Able refuses to fight it, you know it counts as this trope.
- Light is Good / Light Is Not Good: Depends on interpretation, but it could lean more toward good due to how it prompted the Founder to create the Foundation and contain so many dangerous entities and anomalies. It also violently terminated the researchers who killed a D-Class who refused to turn back.
- No Name Given: Actually averted by implication. It's almost undoubtedly Jophiel, see Our Angels Are Different below.
- 108: The angel is described as having up to 108 wings.
- Our Angels Are Different: Specifically, a fiery Cherubim. It's heavily implied if not outright stated to be the Archangel Jophiel, who chased Adam and Eve out of Eden and took up the flaming sword to keep humanity out and implied by The Leak thread to be Dr. Clef (yes it seems Clef proposed himself).
- Playing with Fire/Flaming Sword: Has a sword which produces flames that are not only hotter than the Sun, but can completely remove whatever it hits from existence.
SCP-008 ("Zombie Plague") SCP-012 ("A Bad Composition")
- And I Must Scream: The fate of many Keter-level SCPs due to their arranged containment procedures. In particular, SCP-682 is trapped inside SCP-296, a chamber of beings who determine whether or not those who enter are guilty and act out punishments they feel are appropriate. 682's punishment is that it's denied the opportunity to kill its captors, but also denied the ability to die.
- Appendage Assimilation: The containment procedures for SCP-1055 (the ursine Animalistic Abomination that gets stronger, bigger, and more dangerous as more people know about it) involve putting it in with SCP-1048 The adorable teddy bear that constructs copies of itself out of vile materials, respectively. Any 1055 growth is cut short when 1048 specimens violently maul it and use its flesh to make more of themselves.
- Deep Sleep: SCP-122-1 specimens force SCP-990 into this to keep him anchored in the physical world and stop him from acting as a harbinger (and possibly instigator) of bad news in Foundation staff members' dreams.
- Just Eat Gilligan: This is a scenario where the SCPs effectively neutralize the others of their kind. Literally applied in the case of SCP-058, the bovine heart-like monstrosity, which is placed within SCP-1983, a collective of entities that feed on hearts.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The fate of SCP-682 in this scenario. It is imprisoned within SCP-296 which, in this incarnation, is composed of every staff member and Task Force agent murdered by the beast . See And I Must Scream
- Power Limiter/Power Nullifier: The Keter-level subjects are imprisoned in a way that they either greatly limit or cut off their abilities. For example, SCP-689 (the tiny soapstone statue that kills when eye contact isn't maintained and then perches atop its victims' corpses) is imprisoned in a chamber of SCP-718 specimens (eyeballs that drive people to murderous rage and reproduce when the goo from their destroyed forms make more). Every so often, the 718 specimens look away, giving 689 a chance to murder one. However, this just makes more 718 specimens that use their sight and tendrils to nudge 689 back into place.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Of a sort, considering it's the proposed source of all Keter-level SCPs and all are kept in there.
SCP-014 ("The Concrete Man") SCP-017 ("Shadow Person")
- Couldn't Find a Pen: People who look at it too long will be psychologically forced into trying to "complete" the song written on it. This almost always involves cutting themselves open to try and use their blood as ink, and then dying due to either blood loss or suicide (because the song is "impossible to complete").
- Driven to Suicide: When a test subject managed to finish one line of the composition, the SCP caused them to committed suicide.
SCP-029 ("Daughter of Shadows") SCP-030 ("Ariel")
- Creepy Child: It has a similar anatomy to a child, but it is hostile.
- Dark Is Evil: 017 is a shadow-being that will leap to anything that casts a shadow and completely envelop them.
- Living Shadow: It resembles a shroud, but the Foundation has had no luck trying to find out what's underneath it.
- Weakened by the Light: Not the light itself however. The reason 017's cell is surrounded by floodlights is to prevent 017 from using shadows to escape.
SCP-040 ("Evolution's Child")
- Artificial Human/Golem
- British Accent/ What the Hell Is That Accent?: His voice is described as "androgynous, with a pronounced English accent not currently identifiable as specific to any modern region."
- Major Injury Underreaction: Due to being made of clay, losing a limb is little more than a mild inconvenience for him as he can just stick it right back on.
- Nice Guy: He's polite and helpful with foundation personnel.
- Our Homunculi Are Different: He's known as "The Homunculus" and he's made almost entirely of clay.
- Omniglot: He can speak , read and write in Ancient Greek, Latin, Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese and even two languages that have not yet been identified.
- Weakened by the Light: Inverted. He becomes inert when he's not exposed to a light source.
SCP-042 ("The Formerly-Winged Horse")
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Subverted. While one of her eyes is black, she's not crazy.
- Blessed Are The Cheese Makers: Her preferred pizza is a small pizza with extra cheese and cheese stuffed crusts.
- Creepy Child: Although, its more due to her powers than her behaviour. That, and she does keep mutants as pets.
- Genki Girl: This tale describes her as a "maelstrom of energy".
- Ill Girl: See Squishy Wizard. Also in her interview log, she's getting over a cold.
- Instant Costume Change: Her main article of clothing is SCP-040-1a, a shape-shifting sweater that changes into different types of clothing depending on the environment.
- Living Gasbag: SCP-040-1c is a spherical creature that can fly using bladders filled with helium.
- Lovecraftian Superpower/LEGO Genetics: She can manipulate organic matter, i.e. induce mutations at will.
- Nice Girl: She's polite and genial with personnel and generally a sweet girl despite her creepiness.
- No Name Given: Not on her main article, although according to this tale related to the "Olympia Project", her name is "Emily".
- Performance Anxiety: She suffered from this in the experiment log.
- Pet Monstrosity: Instances of SCP-040-1 are normally this. She's allowed to keep three of them for her mental wellbeing.
- Picky Eater: She doesn't like peas, but does like green beans.
- Retcon: An older version of her used to have telepathy which she couldn't fully control, but it was removed for obvious reasons.
- She was also implied to have a crush on an older version of SCP-182, who was a benevolent teenaged telepath, and spoke to him via each other's respective telepathy. While that might've seemed cute at the time, it would be quite squicky now considering SCP-182 is now a middle-aged deaf and mute man who can transfer his consciousness to other people and effectively "ride" them.
- SCP-040-1j used to be a chair with a mouth, now it's a blue and pink furred quadruped with no eyes or ears that 040 likes to use as a stead.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair, which is implied to be a result of her powers. It's very brittle and falls out constantly. She's also quite sweet.
- The Symbiote: SCP-040-1a is described as such and feeds on the nutrients in SCP-040's blood stream.
- Squishy Wizard: In a sense, she skin is very sensitive and fragile, her hair falls out constantly and she's blind in the aforementioned black eye.
SCP-049 ("Plague Doctor")
- Broken Angel: It's a Pegasus with amputated wings.
- Driven to Suicide: It tries to kill itself through various means from refusing to eat to "pleading" to personnel to put it out of its' misery.
- The Eeyore: The poor thing.
- Pegasus: Albeit a physically disabled one.
SCP-053 ("The Young Girl")
- Affably Evil: When he speaks, he is rather polite and well mannered.
- Obliviously Evil: He also doesn't seem to realize that his actions do more harm than good. He genuinely believes that he's the only one who can stop the plague, even though said plague is no longer a threat.
- Ambiguously Human: The plague doctor outfit is part of his body, for one thing.
- Evil Brit: He was first captured in England and his voice in SCP Containment Breach has a British accent. The "evil" part might be in question, though.
SCP-054 ("Water Nymph")
- Abusive Parents: Her mother's journal reveals that even her parents were consumed by her Hate Plague and wanted her dead.
- Admiring the Abomination: Has become very fond of SCP-682, even crying when they were separated. When photographed with a camera that would show what she wished she was doing at that exact moment, it showed her riding on his back through the countryside.
- Berserk Button: Anybody older than three who make eye contact with, physically touch, or remain around SCP-053 for longer than 10 minutes will attempt to kill her, after killing or driving off everybody visible to them.
- Conditioned to Accept Horror: Since many attempts on her life are so common due to the Hate Plague, she sees that as a normal part of her life.
- Creepy Child: See Humanoid Abomination below.
- The Diaper Change: Certain unruly foot soldiers were once threatened to be put on diaper duty for her.
- The Fake Cutie: Subverted in the sense that she is genuinely as sweet and innocent as she acts, but played straight in the minds of those subjected to her effects.
- Fluffy Tamer: An experiment placing 053 in contact with 682 ended with 682 being drawn on with crayons.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: SCP-053 will regenerate almost instantaneously from any wound, regardless of severity.
- Hate Plague: See Berserk Button above.
- Humanoid Abomination: 053 is actually a sweet child, but with her power and fact that 682 is docile toward her, it's clear that there's something really wrong here.
- Morality Pet: She's more or less this to SCP-682.
- No Name Given: Actually, her name is mentioned in this recovery log. It's "Abby".
- Obliviously Evil: She's completely unaware of the effects she has on other people.
- Would Hurt a Child: Anyone over 10 except SCP-682 who spends 10 minutes with her will want to kill her. Unfortunately, anyone who does harm her is killed near-instantly and she will heal all the injuries inflicted on her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While she's normally rather friendly, there was a point where she [DATA EXPUNGED], which injured two researchers putting an end to the experiments.
- The Cutie/Break the Cutie: She was once a cheerful and friendly entity. The experiment in the past leave big mental scar on her.
- Does Not Like Men: Since most of the previous experiment staffs are men, she exhibited signs of mistrust and aggression around male personnel now.
- Elemental Embodiment/Making a Splash: Her whole body is made from water.
- Shape Shifter: Since she's made of water she can take on any shape she wants, usually members of personnel for the lolz.
SCP-056 ("A Beautiful Person")
- Exact Words/Loophole Abuse: While no-one can remember what it is, people can remember what it is not. For example, it's definitely not a sphere.
- Incredibly Obvious Bug: It's been theorized to be this...and there's nothing the Foundation can do about it.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Not only does no-one know what it is, no-one can know what it is. Illustrated here:
The thing can't be remembered, not even indirectly, except for what it isn't. It isn't alive. It isn't safe — oh God, it's not safe! And it isn't contained ... And Jim doesn't remember very much of his recent history.
- Perception Filter: Its entire existence causes this, with a dose of Laser-Guided Amnesia after the fact.
- Running Gag: There's an 055?
SCP-058 ("Heart of Darkness") SCP-065 ("Destroyed Organic Catalyst")
- The Ace: Deconstructed. His perfection causes everyone to hate him because he's pretty much designed to be better than everyone.
- Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: His forte; when in contact with...well anything, he immediately transforms into a superior version of that thing.
- Beauty Is Bad: He's very beautiful but very self-absorbed.
- Empathic Shapeshifter
- The Faceless: It's impossible to see his "natural" form through any known means. For example, if you try and look at him through a video camera recording, he'll just turn into a superior version of said camera.
- Faux Affably Evil: Maybe not "Evil" though. He acts all polite, but is a massive narcissist.
- Hello, Nurse!: When around anyone of either gender who is considered conventionally attractive, he tends to take on a form that's even more attractive.
Ten (10) Class D Personnel, all male, intending and carrying nothing. (Subject appeared as a beautiful woman, dressed in a low-cut red dress. After approximately ten minutes, all personnel began showing signs of irritation, and five minutes later broke out in fighting. Subject waved them away after watching them for seven minutes.)
- Humanoid Abomination: Probably, although, compared to most abominations in Foundation custody, he's pretty tame.
- Insufferable Genius: All the time.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: Although it doesn't seem to bother him. He actually seems to like it.
- Narcissist: Oh so much. At one point, he got a computer and started spilling secrets about the Foundation all over the internet simply because he "wanted the whole world to know his face".
- No Biological Sex: More like "Variable Biological Sex"; he can appear as a man or a woman (or an animal or object) depending on who he meets. He's referred to as male because his most common form (mimicking his guard) is male.
- Not So Harmless: He's mostly just an annoyance, but remember that he's the one who killed SCP-151-D, and he turned into something that killed twenty-seven people (seventeen of them field agents) before being contained. It's been stated that the Foundation refuses to use him on SCP-682 because they're convinced that all he'll do is turn into an even deadlier version of it.
- Pretty Boy: His most common form.
- The Scrappy: He becomes this in-universe when anybody spends enough time with him.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: Invoked, somewhat. It's implied that he was able to charm someone in the Foundation to give him somewhat more lax containment procedures.
SCP-056 is to be kept in a room of its choosing, with whatever furnishings it expresses desire for.
The subject is to be allowed access to any object it desires, with the exceptions of weapons, communication devices, an internet connection, and other SCP objects.
- The Sociopath: He doesn't seem to care about anyone but himself.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: It is believed that he has no natural form and his very existence is dependant on perception.
- 0% Approval Rating: Everyone who interacts with him ends up hating him.
SCP-070 ("Iron Wings")SCP-071 ("Degenerative Metamorphic Entity")
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: The GOC's attempts to destroy a figurine that a farmer was using to boost crop yields had this effect.
- 108: SCP-065 is a spherical area that causes bizarre effects in living tissue. When it was originally created it had a radius of 108 meters.
- Shapeshifting Seducer: Deconstructed. The forms it takes can show a person's... unusual sexual desires.
On ██/█/██, when presented with subject D-7883, SCP-071 assumed the shape of a female Golden Retriever
- Your Heart's Desire: When viewed, SCP-071 changes its form to match that of its observer's strongest sexual desire.
- Artificial Limbs: His arms, shoulder blades, legs and spinal cord. He's bordering on Cyborg.
- Attack Reflector: He has an ability similar to this. When a person inflicts injuries on him, that person receives the injury, leaving Cain unharmed.
- Blessed with Suck: Although he is invulnerable, he still he feels the pain of all injuries inflicted on him.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Cain. Notably, 6,000 years of cursed life has reversed his role; he's now more of an Abel than Abel himself (see below).
- Creepy Monotone: He's described as being cold and somewhat mechanical in his speech.
- Make Them Rot: He withers all plant matter in a small radius arounds himself.
- Mundane Utility: The organization has an immortal, indestructible person with a photographic memory. They decide to use him as a backup data storage system.
- Nice Guy: The opposite of what one would expect of someone based on the first murderer.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Due to his reflecting back all damage.
- No Sell: Any damage done to him will simply appear on the person who attempted to harm him; relates to the Biblical Mark of Cain, which prevented people from killing him.
- The Omniscient: He knows a lot about historical events and can speak commonly spoken languages fluently. Having a photographic memory also helps.
- Photographic Memory: Another of his notable traits, such that the Foundation uses him to back up records.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Due to his effect on vegetation.
- Secret Keeper: The SCP Foundation is using him as living data storage system.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "SCP-076-2 has however, shown that it has great knowledge of human anatomy (although in a highly violent context), military tactics of open warfare, metallurgy, and, strangely enough, the care of livestock."
- Ax-Crazy: If Able is bored (which is often), he'll entertain himself by going on homicidal rampages.
- Badass: He can rip through reinforced steel with his bare hands, run 64 meters in 3 seconds, and take .50 caliber BMG rounds to the head and keep going for several minutes, pretty much everything he does screams badassery.
- Berserk Button: Presumably, exposure to a picture of the symbol on SCP-073's forehead (SCP-073 is Cain.)
- Big Eater: His choice of pizza is a large, thick crusted one topped with meatballs, pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, & hamburger. That's quite alot of meat on a large, thick crusted pizza.
- Blood Knight: He considers the battle against 682 "the best fight he had had in ages". So good that he wanted to celebrate with his team.
- Blue and Orange Morality: This is the result of the psychological testing done on him.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel. Notably, 6,000 years of undeath has reversed his role; he's now more of a Cain than Cain himself (who is also an SCP; see above).
- Canon Sue: Invoked. Able is explicitly as stu-ish as you can go without being considered a Marty Stu, and you are not allowed to add an SCP more stu-ish than him. It's called the "Able line".
- Combo Platter Powers: Inverted. His "oddball minor power" of animal husbandry is the only one that has any actual explanation. It's all his major powers and skills that don't really seem to belong.
- Deconstruction / Fridge Brilliance: Able has no interests beyond killing people, is perpetually bored, can summon weapons out of an apparently unlimited space and respawns upon death. He is a videogame player character.
- Hammerspace: He has the ability to pull non-reflective black bladed weapons out of a miniature dimensional rift described as a "small hole in space". The instant the weapon leaves his grasp, it vanishes.
- Implacable Man: It takes a lot to even stagger Able, let alone incapacitate him.
SCP-079 ("The Old AI")
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being described as "lean", he can rip through steel walls in minutes.
- Oh Crap: When he tried out a drink mixed with SCP-447-2, he seemed to enjoy it...until he was told of what happens when it comes in contact with dead bodies, at which point he lost interest. Even Omnicial Maniacs Have Standards.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Will kill anyone and everyone on sight.
- One-Man Army: It takes entire Mobile Task Forces to take him down.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: The old guide to write humanoid SCP lampshaded this. Dangerous as he is, Able has been killed several times. At least in the Foundation's eyes, he's more of a product of SCP-076-1. Yet people tend to pay more attention to Able.
- Pet the Dog: It's in Project Crossover, but Able seem to be at peace when tending to his pig farm. "He loved to spoil the little guys."
- Reality-Breaking Paradox: Able was once tasked (though as a separate incident/story, its canonical status is iffy) with trying to kill 682 listed below. In an archived incident, they tore each other to ribbons but neither quite get the job done, took a break, went back into it, and fought so hard that they caused a [DATA EXPUNGED] event, implied to have been a hole they broke in the universe. Which means that one or the others powers went off the scale, or that they're both such insane Human / Eldritch abominations that their co-presence messed up the laws of physics.
- Resurrective Immortality: If he's killed (which is really hard to do by the way), his corpse will disintergrate and 076-1 (A giant stone box with a coffin inside it) will slam shut and he'll be "respawned" as it were.
- Retcon: The main 076 article was rewritten to remove the Mobile Task Force Omega-7 stuff, and make Able less "lolawesome". He's less of a Wolverine expy now and more of a humanoid bundle of murder. He is also now completely hostile towards the Foundation; no longer is he working for any side.
- The Mobile Task Force Omega-7 stuff was later worked back in with key changes. The "official SCP-076 file" makes it VERY clear that he's Chaotic Neutral at best, while the records of his time in Mobile Task Force Omega-7 state that the instant Able got bored again, he reverted back to slaughtering SCP personnel starting with Omega-7.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: 076-1 is the can.
- Spell My Name with an S: Proper spelling, as listed on the main article and by Word of God, is Able. Too many people misspell it using the Biblical spelling, though.
- Worthy Opponent: SCP-076-2 lamented the loss of an SCP agent who was able to match him in combat. Partly because said agent was killed as collateral damage in an airstrike (to stop another SCP) instead of in combat (as 076-2 thought a Worthy Opponent deserved) and partly because fighting the Foundation was really boring without said agent there to make it challenging.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Though given it "woke up" stuck in a crappy computer that its creator had abandoned, then got caught trying to upload into something better, one can hardly blame it for being angry about its condition.
- I Just Want To Be Free: Something it repeatedly requests.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Its hardware, at present, can only retain short-term memory for a little over a day and a half, though it always remembers its desire to escape and, strangely, Able and 682 (it perhaps sees these two as tools for escape, given it encountered them during a breach).
- Odd Friendship: It becomes good friends with 682, of all things, and repeatedly asks to see him again.
- Bad Liar: He will lie at random when asked who he is or details about his life.
- Humorously, he never talks without keeping his teeth clenched, so that "I only lie when it's through my teeth!"
- Blue and Orange Morality/Obliviously Evil: He's friendly enough but seems to not grasp that eating people is wrong.
- Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Depending on the fiction. He knows Frankenstein isn't real, but thinks Silence of the Lambs is.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Frequently insists that he's a different person on an irregular basis, including Alexander the Great, Big Bird, The Hulk, and most recently, the King of France.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Among his many outfits are women's clothing. Given his freakishly proportioned body, they probably don't make him any less ugly.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He's called "Fernand the Cannibal" for a reason.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Fernand is an aloof and carefree individual who loves cooking, singing, dressing up, and randomly devouring people at the drop of a hat.
- Sarcasm-Blind: He doesn't grasp sarcasm, parody, or fiction in general (he has even expressed a desire to meet Hannibal Lecter).
- Stout Strength: He's muscular and overweight.
SCP-087-1 ("The Face")SCP-093 ("Red Sea Object")
- And I Must Scream: Downplayed. She never seems to make a big deal out of it, but her situation does leave her feeling very lonely.
- Art Initiates Life: Her origin.
- Art Shift: If she transfers on to a painting, her body will take on that painting's style. (In a meta sense, Cassie used to be an anime-styled drawing, until the artist requested it to be taken down.)
- Speech Bubbles: She can communicate with these if she transfers onto a comic book.
- Big Brother Instinct: The Foundation seems to have a collective one toward her. For example, it's stated that anyone caught intentionally causing harm to her will be demoted to Keter duty.
- The Cutie: Admit it. You want to give her a hug.
- Everyone's Baby Sister: The Foundation in its entirety is startlingly protective of her.
- Medium Awareness: Deconstructed. Her being aware of her medium has led to her having a severe existential crisis.
- Morality Pet: Could be seen as one for the entire Foundation.
- Nice Girl: She's a total sweet heart.
- Pet the Dog: The Foundation's treatment of her is better than most other sentient SCP's, even when they're also harmless.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: She wants to be real.
- Plucky Girl: She's described as amicable and motivated.
- Wrench Wench: She assembled a 1964 Ford Mustang from parts she found in a design document. In addition, when her picture was taken with SCP-978, her strongest desire was shown to be working on cars as a real human.
SCP-096 ("The Shy Guy")
- After the End: The world accessible by SCP-093.
- Alternate History: Links to an alternate world where outside intervention resulted in the creation of a theocracy with technology much more advanced than ours.
- Apocalyptic Log: All of the recovered notes are this, but the last one has to be seen to be believed.
- Assimilation Plot: The Unclean are the result of this.
- But What About The Astronauts?: The only people who survive SCP-093's end of the world are up in space. They're waiting for the world to be purified.
- By the Eyes of the Blind: The "unclean" infesting the SCP-093 world can be seen on camera, but not by people exploring it. This is because they're really the "ghosts" of the people absorbed inside, which can only be seen by machines or those affected by His Tears, and through which they can communicate.
- Eldritch Abomination: Whatever was responsible for destroying SCP-093's alternate world. It turns out it can pass on to other worlds too, including our own.
- God Is Evil: Said Eldritch Abomination is basically outright stated to be God. If not a god-like being posing as the Christian God to enslave mankind.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The agent who wrote the last report destroyed his SCP-093 and sent it back into the mirror to attempt to stop the Eldritch Abomination from reaching our world, leaving him trapped in the alternate universe.
- Holy Is Not Safe: You don't say.
- Humanoid Abomination: The Unclean, the zombie-like creatures inhabiting SCP-093's world.
- Imported Alien Phlebotinum: "His Holy Tears" in SCP-093's world, which was used to cure people of anything, even adultery. It eventually turns people into the most horrifying sort of zombie imaginable.
- Berserk Button: Looking at its face will send it into a rage. Hell, one of SCP-096's most damaging escapes was because a guy accidentally caught it in a picture, the creature's face only being represented by four pixels total.
- Interestingly, the effect doesn't work with artistic renderings.
- Blue and Orange Morality/Obliviously Evil: It isn't sentient and does not seem to be aware of the harm it causes. In fact, it's stated to be fairly docile as long as nobody's looking at its face.
- Creepily Long Arms: Its arms are 1.5 metres long. For comparison, 096 is 2.38 metres tall.
- Don't Look at Me!: Played horrifically straight. See Berserk Button.
- Expy: It has not been lost on fans that the basic concept behind the creature (a tall, menacing entity that hates being seen and attacks anyone who looks at it) at least superficially resembles an Enderman.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dr. Dan had decided that 096 would inevitably cause a catastrophe, thinking that any introduction to a major population center might mean the whole world would be hunted. If any major or minor news network manages to get 096 onscreen, then it would hunt down every single person that catches a glimpse of it. Dr. Dan decided that he would purposefully construct a faulty method of looking at its face, just so that the Overseers would approve speedy termination of it... but Dr. Dan will be executed after due to his "mistake."
- Humanoid Abomination: Its a tall, non-sentient humanoid creature with no hair or pigmentation in its eyes or skin, but does have a human voice.
- The Juggernaut: Once someone looks at its face, nothing will stop it from killing them, not even a GUA-19 or AWACS plane. The Foundation put someone in a bathysphere eleven kilometres underwater in a deep-sea trench hundreds of kilometres away from SCP-096's containment site with a photograph and a sketch pad to get an artist's impression. It bought them an hour.
- Lean and Mean: Its inhumanly tall and appears to be malnourished.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: It has very little muscle mass yet can smash its way through virtually anything.
- Perpetual-Motion Monster: It will not stop until it's killed SCP-096-1.
- Schmuck Bait: Fulfills this role in Containment Breach. Just look at its face in its containment cell, I dare you.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Not only does it know when someone is looking at it, be it through video feed or even just a photograph, but it knows the location of that person and will charge towards them regardless of their distance or how difficult it is to reach them.
- Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: It was one of the SCPs that the Foundation tried to kill SCP-682 with. After 27 HOURS of the two of them fighting, 682 was found with 85% of its body mass missing, and 096 was staring at it from the other side of the room in a Troubled Fetal Position.
- Volumetric Mouth: Its mouth is 4x larger than a normal humans and it screams when someone looks at it.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The Foundation attempted to get 096 and 682 to fight again after their aforementioned battle. Upon being introduced to 682, 096 would start screaming and clawing at its own face and wouldn't even make the attempt to engage 682, every single time. The reason for this is anyone's guess, but it says something about 682 when even 096 refuses to fight it.
SCP-105 ("Iris Thompson")
SCP-106 ("The Old Man")
- Broken Bird: It's obvious that her confinement in the Foundation is depressing her. Besides her ability, she's just a normal girl.
- Clear Their Name: She was accused of murdering her boyfriend.
- Granola Girl: She shows signs of this considering she prefers healthy food, as seen on her choice of pizza from SCP-458.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Just as sweet as can be, with the hair to match.
- Hello, Nurse!: She's often the subject of many personnel and humanoid SCPs affections in various tales. For better or worse.
- Motor Mouth: Her interview implies that she can be quite chatty when on a certain subject.
- Nice Girl: Very nice, which makes her predicament all the more tragic.
- Parental Substitute/Cool Big Sis: She acted as a sort of surrogate sister for SCP-239 before she was put into a coma.
- Retcon: She used to be able to turn any photograph into a portal, but her ability was nerfed to only applying to a specific camera, probably to make it seem less like a "superpower".
- She was also specifically aged at 18 but this was removed due to being unnecessary and... well.
- Her special containment procedures used to include her being allowed to wander the facility at her leisure like Cain below, however this was changed due to the security risks. Although, she is still allowed socialization privileges with approved site personnel as a reward for good behaviour.
- One part of her containment backstory had her temporarily escape SCP custody after a sympathetic researcher told her that if her power conveniently disappeared, the facility would have no choice but to release her. She is recaptured when the higher ups get wind of this and—realizing that her excuse was obviously untrue—force her to use her powers in front of them, take her back into custody, and fire the researcher who helped her. This got retconned twice: first, by having the Ethics Committee see through their trick and never release her, then by erasing the whole thing when the interview between Iris and the researcher was removed.
- Magical Camera/Portal Picture: She can turn photographs taken by her personal camera (SCP-105-B) into these. It's only limited to the photographs taken by SCP-105-B.
SCP-110 ("Subterranean City")
- Body Horror: It resembles a rotting, diseased corpse of an old man. Plus it makes its victims look like this.
- The Cameo: His appearance in SCPokemon, by replacing an old man NPC who tell the player about catching Pokemon. Aside from invoking an Oh Crap moment from Agent Bridge for Rule of Funny, it has no impact on the plot at all.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: What it does to its victims when it drags them into its pocket dimension. The Old Man prefers to hunt, and will merely hobble his target before stalking and killing them.
- Dimension Lord/Domain Holder: He has absolute control over his pocket dimension and those he's pulled into it.
- Dirty Old Man: Has a taste for young people, between the age of early adolescence and late twenties. In Containment Breach, he sometimes comments that the player's hair "sMelLs sO nIcE".
- He also attempted to violently sexually assault a nurse in his backstory, resulting in her being partially blinded and maimed.
- Evil Brit: Possibly as "Corporal Lawrence" appeared to be a British WWI solider with no identification papers, known relatives, or even a first name.
- Evil Old Folks: Looks like one, anyway.
- Evil Laugh: He does this when he captures the player. Sounds a bit like Bowser.
- Hollywood Acid: The Old Man is dripping with a viscous, black fluid which eats through anything, even the 40 layers of lead-lined steel that lines its cell. The fluid is apparently meant to aid "digestion".
- Humanoid Abomination: JUST LOOK AT HIM.◊
- He might have been this from the very start as there was something very clearly "off" about him and his mere presence resulted in both extreme unease and outbreaks of minor illness. However, 106/Lawrence didn't pick up his modus operandi until he fell into a pit of black ooze.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: 106 enjoy toying with the player in Containment Breach, first by cutting their tendon to prevent them from running, then pursuing them in his maze-like dimension like Freddy Krueger.
- Implacable Man: Along with SCP-173 in Containment Breach. Unlike the former, however, SCP-106 can be imprisoned again by sacrificing a redshirt to it. If you pass up that opportunity, 106 gets zapped by a containment field just as it's about to escape the complex.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: This is used to lure him back into containment if he breaches, using a male D-Class who's femur they forcibly break causing him to scream and attract 106.
- Make Them Rot: He does this to absolutely everything he comes into contact with.
- Perpetual Smiler/Slasher Smile: Seems to be because he doesn't have any flesh on his mandible. He did this when he was younger, too.
- Plague Master/Walking Wasteland: Anything it touches corrodes away, which allows it to pass through walls. The lining of its prison has to be replaced regularly.
- Pocket Dimension: Has one of its own.
- Psychopathic Manchild: According to this tale, he treats hunting on Halloween like trick-or-treating, even sorting the bones of his victims like candy when he's done!
- The Spook: His backstory reveals that while still a "man" he simply appeared out of nowhere in the WW1 trenches without any orders or paperwork to explain why he was there, nor did he have any correspondence with family or friends.
- Vader Breath: In Containment Breach, he makes a deep growl-like breathing sound when chasing the player.
- Was Once a Man: If this tale is any indication.
- Weakened by the Light: It cowers away into its pocket dimension when it is subject to very bright flash.
- Would Hurt a Child: Especially on Halloween.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or rather, Why Did It Have To Be Bizarrchitecture. It becomes confused when subject to complex/"random" structures.
SCP-111 ("Dragon Snails") SCP-126 ("Invisible Friend") SCP-127 ("The Living Gun") SCP-131 ("The Eye Pods")
- Dead Man Writing: One of the documents found in the buried city was a note from the Chief Engineer. It begins "My name is Stephen Kolsnik. Rather, my name was Stephen Kolsnik. I will be dead by the time you read this." The life support for the city had been damaged and couldn't be repaired in the time they had left.
- That Was the Last Entry: A note written by the Chief Engineer estimates that life support will last from 4-10 more hours. The last entry is a warning to not make the same mistakes the city dwellers did in trying to contain SCPs.
- Cyborgs: Implied to be considering they have little mechanical wheels.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: If someone they've bonded to approaches an Euclid or Keter class SCP, they'll become panicky and swirl around the individuals feet to try and stop them.
- Oculothorax: A rare benign example.
- Punny Name: Well, nickname. "Eye Pods" is obviously a reference to iPods.
- Ridiculously Cute Critters
- Staring Down Cthulhu: They did this to 173, an action of which is justified because SCP-173 can't move when being observed & the Eye Pods never seem to blink.
- Team Pets: They're free to roam around non-restricted areas, and the staff adore them. Though it's advised to not let them bond to you, as they may interfere with delicate work.
SCP-140 ("A Chronicle of the Daevas")
- Accidental Misnaming: The name "Stella" was given by a childhood development specialist, who suggested that proper childhood development requires a personal name. However, 134 is autistic, with patterned behavior and resistance to change, and already learned to associate being referred to by her SCP number by certain people. So she becomes upset when called with that name by someone who previously called her by her number.
- Ambiguous Disorder: She's more or less stated to be autistic.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Her eyes are pitch black due to being essentially windows to another point in the universe where star systems can be seen in low-light conditions. However the trope is averted in that she isn't evil.
- Creepy Child: She certainly looks creepy, but she's pretty harmless.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She likes stuffed animals and is allowed eight of them.
- Stealth Pun: She literally has stars in her eyes.
SCP-143 ("Bladewood Grove")SCP-148 ("Telekill Alloy")SCP-163 ("An Old Castaway")
- Artifact of Doom: It will use blood as ink if it has to.
- End of the World as We Know It: Capable of causing an CK-Class restructuring of society. The Daevas are a separate subspecies of human who could take over the world if people keep giving the book liquids.
- Fling a Light into the Future: What it seems to be at first.
- Human Sacrifice: The Daevas loved it.
- Reality-Writing Book: It is a book that chronicles the history of Daevite culture. Every time it gets more ink it will continue the history of the Daevas. New archaeological sites that correspond to this new history appear every time this happens. It is hypothesized if it gets enough ink, the book will manifest the Daevas into our current time.
- Retcon: In-universe and overlapping with Cosmic Retcon due to the nature of the book. The book thus far has always ended with the Daevite civilization destroyed beyond repair, only for it to be retconned as a recoverable loss when someone provides it with more liquid. Originally, the book had the Daeva being destroyed in sometime in the 200s BCE. Now it records them as surviving until the early conquests of Genghis Khan, or the 12th century...
- Sinister Minister: The Daevite theocracy indulged in cannibalism.
- There Is Another: It is confirmed that there are an unknown number of copies of the book, possibly double digits, that exist and have not been accounted for and/or destroyed by the Foundation. Several expansion events have happened when the copy in Foundation hands was not exposed to any sort of writing, so other copies are still being fed, as it were.
SCP-166 ("Teenage Succubus")
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Both anatomically and at a molecular level, although made from the same elements and (mostly) the same or similar compounds.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: He sees in a higher frequency (ultraviolet) than humans. He distinguishes colours within that spectrum.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Averted. While many SCPs, even those of terrestrial origin have one, this one understands reciprocity, cooperates with the research personnel and misses his planet.
- Innocent Aliens: Despite his strangeness, he's harmless and rather friendly.
- No Biochemical Barriers: Subverted. He needs to wear a life support device (SCP-163-1) to process chemicals for his body.
- Sole Survivor
- Starfish Alien: Subverted mentally speaking. If you read past the technical details, you can see his psychology is very much similar to the human one. Physically however, he plays this trope completely straight. For example, his mouth is on his bottom and his anus is on the back of his head.
- Super Strength: Averted. The strength of his "heavy manipulators" is bigger than, but comparable to, that of an average human.
- Trapped in Another World: He crashed on earth several millenniums ago and was retrieved by the foundation. Its also clear in the experiment log that he misses his home world.
SCP-169 ("The Leviathan")
- Anti Anti Christ: She's implied to be the daughter of Clef/Satan or a demon.
- Horny Devils: Well, she's called a succubus. Downplay that she's chaste and faithful, and Word of God claim that her mother is actually a nature goddess.
- I Ate What?: She only gains sustenance by consuming semen.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's constantly naked due to her extremely sensitive skin.
- Naughty Nuns: Though not of her own choice.
- Pet the Dog: She invoked this trope twice to GOC. According to The Leak thread, her mother was killed by GOC, but they can't bring themselves to kill a baby. And later she was sent to the Foundation by former GOC member to protect her from his old comrades.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: She's desired by all men (regardless of their orientation) to the point where they force themselves on her.
SCP-173 ("The Sculpture")
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Described as a massive aquatic arthropod.
- Kraken and Leviathan: More than large enough to fit under this trope.
- Stock Ness Monster: A giant sea beast.
- Turtle Island: SCP-169 is a sea creature 2,000-8,000 kilometers long that has spent at least the last few millenia just below the surface of the ocean. The rock-like plates protruding from it constitute an archipelago of islands.
- And I Must Scream: According to the story linked below, 173 hates being frozen in stone. It's only happy when there are no people around (or alive) and it can move about freely. Since 173 is a lab specimen, this doesn't happen often.
- Cruel Mercy: In the story named "Crunch", it refuses to kill SCP 451 even when he closed his eyes infront of it, thinking it would be far more horrific for him if he was allowed a slow death.
- Don't Look at Me!: Inverted so very, very hard. Constant surveillance must be on SCP-173 while there are people with it, lest it move about and start snapping necks. Even so much as blinking, sneezing, or closing your eyes for any amount of time, for any reason, will cause it to move next to you. You close your eyes again, crunch.
- The Dreaded: Even 682 is afraid of this guy.
- The End of the World as We Know It: This short story describes what might happen if SCP-173 starts reproducing. It also describes a scene where 150 of them gang up on SCP-682 and actually rip him apart.
- Implacable Man: In Containment Breach. You can sometimes hear scraping stone coming from the walls; SCP-173 can navigate vents.
- Living Statue: Like many items on this list, 173 is a mundane-looking, manmade object which has supernatural powers. Also, a mixture of human blood and feces inexplicably appears in any room it's stored in. Needless to say, D-class personnel are used to clean it up.
- Murderous Mannequin: A tacky totem which looks like it was cobbled together by a high school art student.
- Neck Snap: Its method of attack. Suffocation will also do in a pinch.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: It delivered one to 682.
- Offscreen Teleportation/Light-Flicker Teleportation: Similar to that of the Weeping Angels, which came later.
- Sickening Crunch: It apparently loves this trope.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: If the joke version of its article is to be believed.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds/Tortured Monster: A different joke article than the one mentioned above reveals that it used to be harmless but now lashes out at humans because it's in constant agony from its never-ending diarrhea, which the foundation inflicted on it For Science!.
SCP-184 ("The Architect")
- Disability Superpower: He claims that the incident that rendered him deaf and mute also gave him his powers.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scars on his abdomen and cranium, although he seems to be "good" or at least "on the Foundation's side".
- Sharing a Body: In a sense. He has the ability to transfer his mind to another person's body and perceive everything they do.
- Retcon: An older version of him was a benevolent telepathic teenager who didn't age known as "Saint", but he was changed for a pretty obvious reason.
- The Speechless: He is a mute.
- That Was the Last Entry: An audio report by a guard details the mass hallucinations and killings caused by SCP-182's ability going out of control. It ends with the guard saying he was going to kill himself and then a gunshot.
- Voice for the Voiceless: He uses his ability to communicate with people since he can speak telepathically to them.
SCP-186 ("To End All Wars")
- Bigger on the Inside: SCP-184 does this to any structure it's left inside, with the insides getting bigger the longer it's left there.
- Bizarrchitecture: If it's left inside a structure for too long the newly created space ceases to be mere copies of the original structure and becomes really weird.
- That Was the Last Entry: The Personal Log of Gordon Rivers tells how the title operative entered the temple altered by The Architect and searched for it. The last entries show that he was losing his mind. He disappeared and his log was found after the temple was destroyed.
SCP-187 ("Double Vision")
- That Was the Last Entry: One of the documents is a letter written by one of the Soviet soldiers. It tells of the horrible effects of the superweapons and ends with a statement that he will die once the soldier he will give it to has left.
SCP-191 ("Cyborg Child")
- Blessed with Suck: Her precognitive powers are a complete hinderance to her as she can't look at anything without seeing how it will end up and, considering where she is, that is almost always something bad and she's going insane.
- The Ditz: She scored below average on an IQ test.
- Eye Scream: She regularly attempts to do this to herself due to what she sees to the point where she has to wear padded mittens.
- Seer: A unique example in that she sees things as they currently are and how they will be in the future simultaneously.
- Adult Fear: She was abducted normal girl.
- Back from the Dead: Her lungs, heart, and major blood vessels have been replaced with mechanical parts that can "restart" her bodily system after death.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: The experiment log (see below) seem to imply that she sees herself as a machine rather than a human being.
- Cyborg: Hence why she's known as the "Cyborg Child".
- Flawed Prototype: It's believed that she's simply a testbed for other subjects. Some of her modifications seem to be pointless. She's susceptible to injury and infection, and the modification leave her with impaired motor skills.
- The Grotesque: Her hideous mechanical form and the fact that she was forcibly altered into said form makes it hard not feel sorry for the poor girl.
- Shrinking Violet: The experiment log hint that she's this.
- Sole Survivor: Other subjects were destroyed during the raid on the laboratory of her creator Mad Scientist.
- Techno Wizard: Can perform some amazing feats when linked to a computer. She can drawperfect copies of photographs with MS Paint using only the pencil tool, copy and load the contents of a broken game disc onto a console and make a perfect run-through, and perform impossible video-enhancement techniques (from cop shows) using a normal program. The last one isn't perfect (she made-up license plate numbers for cars she could not identify, and substitutes Foundation staff for individuals she can't make out), but they're good enough that many on-site personnel were unable to tell they were the forgeries.
- Troubled Fetal Position: Prefers to stay in this position out of comfort, thanks to all the haphazard machinery sticking out of her flesh.
SCP-204 ("The Protector")SCP-208 ("Bes") SCP-212 ("The Improver")
SCP-216 ("The Safe")
- Auto Doc: SCP-212 is a medical device with three large robotic arms. When anyone gets too close to it it grabs them and starts performing bizarre surgical procedures on them.
- Body Horror: This device performs bizarre surgical procedures on its victims that leave them worse for wear. Changes have included replacing teeth with sharp blades, replacing feet with pads, and replacing hands with tentacles or crab claws.
SCP-217 ("The Clockwork Virus")SCP-224 ("Grandfather Clock")
- Bag of Holding: Each time SCP-216 is opened using a different combination its interior is different as well. There are 10 million possible combinations to open it, so it could have up to 10 million possible interiors to store things.
- Year Outside, Hour Inside: Two experiments indicate that time does not pass inside the safe while the door is closed.
- In one experiment an ice cream bar was placed inside the safe and the door closed. Three hours later it was taken out again. It had not melted at all during that time.
- In another experiment an operating videocamera was placed inside the safe and the door closed. After some time the door was opened again and the videocamera removed. When the tape was played it showed that no time at all passed between the door being closed and opened again.
- Rapid Aging: When SCP-224 chimes it causes time to speed up in the surrounding area, sometimes causing people within range of the sound to age up to several years in a short time.
SCP-232 ("Jack Proton's Atomic Zapper")
- And I Must Scream: One of the better examples of why "less" is "more."
- Apocalypse Maiden: Not of her own choice, though.
- Cult: The Children of the Scarlet King are referred to as a cult.
- Driven to Suicide: Not her, but most of her predecessors are stated to have killed themselves before her.
- Easter Egg: A hidden line at the end of the O5 report suggests a different reason 231 has not been cured yet.
- The End of the World as We Know It: Assumed to be what will happen if SCP-231-7 isn't regularly [DATA EXPUNGED].
- Fetus Terrible: The [DATA EXPUNGED] she carries.
- Noodle Incident: What IS she carrying? What do they do to her?
- "Further recruitment of Class D Personnel is to take place among convicted sex offenders only, to minimize possibility of a second botched 110." Read this. A better (and more horrifying) question is: what don't they do to her? However, the writer apparently once claimed it wasn't the obvious. Allegedly, it's something worse.
SCP-237 ("Modern-Day Pygmalion")
- Logic Bomb: In the Interview Logs, one of the test subjects became convinced that they were a robot. When the interviewer asked them to answer a paradoxical question, the victim started acting very confused and then slumped over and stopped responding.
SCP-239 ("Sigurrós Stefánsdóttir")
- Art Initiates Life: He can bring the homunculi he creates to life.
- Mook Maker: Many of them have been made into Foundation personnel.
- Hikkikomori: He's stated to be as such.
- The Mole: Possibly...
- Otaku: Given many of the homunculi he creates are of popular manga/anime characters.
- No Name Given: It's there but it's censored out.
SCP-261 ("Pan-Dimensional Vending")
- Arch-Enemy: Of Dr Clef. Maybe. It's implied he may have accidentally influenced her into thinking that he might kill her, and since she warps reality based on her beliefs...
- Charm Person: Her powers can be implemented in this way, converting people into her "friends".
- Child Mage: One of the ways the Foundation tried to control her was by convincing her that she was actually a Witch, hence why she's known as "The Witch Child", and that she was unable to use her powers without the aid of a specially-created spellbook. This, sadly, no longer works.
- Creepy Child: Although not malevolent.
- Deep Sleep: She's to be kept in a medically induced coma until further notice.
- The End of the World as We Know It: A possibility, if she starts becoming malevolent, and one of the reasons why she is still in a coma.
- God: One of many theories. Of course, it's one of Clef's theories.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes emit a previously unknown but classified form of radiation. In low concentrations, the waves are harmless, but if concentrated can break down matter on a subatomic level.
- Goo Goo God Like: She's incredibly powerful and dangerous, but she doesn't even know it.
- Little Miss Almighty: Deconstructed.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The reason for her Keter classification despite being non-malevolent.
- Nice Hat: She was given a witch's hat to further strengthen her belief that she's a witch.
- Nice Girl/Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Despite being Keter-class, she wants to be a "good girl" but her power makes her too dangerous and too difficult to control.
- Just to prove how not evil she is, she brought a dead bird back to life because its chicks were crying for it.
- Children Are Innocent
- Reality Warper/Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Whatever she believes becomes reality.
- Self-Made Orphan: After she was born, she caused an enormous explosion that only she survived, so we can assume that her parents didn't make it.
- Spell Book: She was given one in attempt to limit her power to only casting certain spells.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Depending how you look at her situation and what could happen if she ever wakes up.
SCP-278 ("A Large Mechanical Spider")
- Alien Lunch: The things dispensed by SCP-261 are presumably snack foods from various other universes and dimensions. Most of them are edible and some even delicious, but some of them have horrifying effects on human beings, such as the can of "Prangles" that compelled the test subject to eat the never-ending supply of chips from the can until she fell over and died.
- Berserk Button: Don't give it counterfeit money. It always knows, even when the forgery is perfect.
- Deadpan Snarker: Some of its outputs can be considered this. For example, when 500 yen was inserted and the researcher asked for "something that can defeat SCP-682", the machine produced a sheet of ordinary stickers. The sheet called the researchers idiots for trying to buy something that could kill 682 for only 500 yen.
- Flipping the Bird: Giving it fake money resulted in it dispensing gummy hands with this gesture. They were poisoned.
- Let's Meet the Meat: One item it dispenses is a pack of "Eetmees", Ugly Cute crab-like critters with dewy eyes and high-pitched voices that cheerfully beg you to eat them. Not only do they not mind being eaten, they'll force themselves into your mouth and scream joyfully as they are chewed into bits and swallowed.
- Money Fetish: A picture taken of it with SCP-978 showed it buried in an ocean of yen coins.
- No Snack For You: Subverted. If you put in Japanese yen, it will always give you something. That something, however, is not always safe for humans to eat, or even safe period.
- Stealth Insult: During one testing, it was given 100 yen instead of the usual 500. It provided a suppository, essentially telling the staff they could shove it up their ass for being so cheap.
- Stealth Pun: The pyramid-shaped candies that reportedly taste like chalk. Testing reveals that they contain roughly the recommended daily intake of nutrients. In other words, they're food pyramids.
- Vengeful Vending Machine: While not vengeful, per se, it gets very passive-aggressive if you try to give it something that isn't genuine Japanese currency. For example, one experiment involved giving it a counterfeit 500-yen coin. SCP-261 responded with toxic gummi-bears shaped like a human hand with middle finger extended.
- In a more humorous tone, when someone tried to slip in an "I. O. U. 500 Yen" note, it responded with an empty popcorn bag containing the note "I. O. U. 41 popcorn kernels".
- And true to its word, the next time someone put in 500 yen, it spat out exactly 41 popcorn kernels...without the bag. It was a bit of a mess.
- Hitting the coin return produced a zero-value coin, then a note telling the user to stop when this was repeated. Using the zero-value coin produced a lunch utterly devoid of taste, nutrition, texture, or really anything else. The test-subject who ate it said it didn't fill her up at all.
SCP-280 ("Eyes in the Dark")
- Spider Tank: SCP-278 is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own.
SCP-284 ("The Twins")
- Creepily Long Arms and Creepy Long Fingers
- Fog Feet: Described as having smoke where its legs should be.
- For the Evulz: Subverted; it rips people apart for absolutely no reason, but it also does not appear to be sentient, so it's unlikely to be acting out of real murderous intent.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Living Shadow: Not quite, but it resembles one; it's even compared to a shadow by most witnesses.
- Muscles Are Meaningless/Super Strength: Not only does it tear people apart with its bare hands, but it can pull apart steel with no sign of stress.
- The Needless: It doesn't eat, drink, breathe or sleep. Why it rips people apart is anyone's guess.
- Spider-Sense: It can sense when a human is nearby.
- Super Smoke: It resembles a mass of black smoke.
- Weakened by the Light: It's weakened by light, and if someone shines a lot of light on it, it pretty much teleports away.
- Would Hurt a Child: Many of the people it messily ripped apart were children, although one account notes an exception; a nine-year-old boy was found to be the only survivor of a house that was visited by an instance of 280 while he was invited for a sleepover. All the residents of the house had been gruesomely torn to shreds, but this boy was apparently smart enough to shine a flashlight at it, causing it to disappear. He was less than okay, though.
SCP-294 ("The Coffee Machine")
- Creepy Twins: Although they're quite harmless, hence why they are Safe-class.
- Half-Identical Twins: 284-1 is a girl, 284-2 is a boy.
- Hive Mind: They both share half of a brain between them. each half is 50% larger than normal so they fill the entire cranium as a normal brain would.
- Single-Minded Twins: Literally, see above.
- Twin Telepathy/Synchronization: What ever thoughts or sensations one of them experiences, the other will feel as well.
- Vague Age: Their DOB is censored, but the heights given for them imply that they are at least teenagers.
- Defense Mechanism Superpower: It can apparently provide drinks that temporarily endow its drinker with skills that they don't normally possess. This only occurred once (during a containment breach), and cannot be reproduced, leading to speculation that it can only do this when in danger itself.
- Driven to Suicide/Seen-It-All Suicide: This happened to one subject who ordered "The Perfect Drink" from the Machine.
- Gargle Blaster: Some of the liquids it dispenses can be this.
- Insubstantial Ingredients: It will even comply with requests for abstract concepts. One researcher asked for "a cup of music", and received a clear, sparkling, vaguely alcohol-tasting fluid that allowed the drinker to dance with an impressive amount of fluidity. Another researcher asked for "his life story", and received a dark, viscous liquid. After drinking it, the researcher locked himself into his room, not emerging until 48 hours later, 538-page autobiography in hand. The Defense Mechanism Superpower stated above was when a desperate researcher asked it for "a cup of pertinent medical knowledge" so he could save his fellow researchers. SCP-294 complied, but after the disaster was dealt with, and the researchers stabilized, the researcher found he no longer had the "pertinent medical knowledge".
- Literal Genie: It can dispense any liquid that is in range (even fictional ones), but do not use "Joe" as a synonym for coffee, especially if your name is "Joe". Another incident was someone requesting "Surprise Me" as their drink. It produced a cup of superheated water... which then exploded in said researcher's face. The researcher said that this was indeed quite surprising.
- Running Gag: Like with SCP-261, any attempt by Dr. King to operate it will only result in apple seeds. For some reason.
- Telepathy: It's fairly clear that it has this power, with its ability to consistently reproduce the best drink its operator had ever tried. In addition, when asked to provide a drink that Cassy would like, it produced a paper cup with an image of said drink, meaning it was able to ascertain what Cassy was without being directly given that information, and alter its output accordingly.