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SCP-3000 - Anantashesha
  • Adaptational Villainy: The mythological Anantashesha is simply Vishnu's bed. Here, it actively eats people and makes them mad, though it might just be mindless.
  • Animalistic Abomination: It resembles a massive moray eel. However...
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unclear if SCP-3000 is the actual deity Anantashesha or merely a powerful being. The doctor who initially thought SCP-3000 was Anantashesha changed his mind immediately before he was consumed by SCP-3000.
  • Apocalyptic Log: Dr. Anand Mannava's journal qualifies as this given that he evidentally dies from consuming raw Y-909.
  • Driven to Suicide: Dr. Mannava, after learning that his "wife" was in fact his best friend's first wife. It's implied that an unsavoury interaction happened between them at that time, the realisation of which (coupled with the sense of insignificance brought on by SCP-3000's effects) drove Dr. Mannava to drink raw Y-909.
  • Eldritch Abomination: SCP-3000 shows heavy shades of this, given its effect on memory, dreams and cognition. It's implied that looking at the eel makes one realise how insignificant their life is, and that they will return to inert matter and be forgotten in the span of the Time Abyss, in which the eel will continue to live on forever.
    • In addition, while it will readily snap up the humans offered to it, it does not digest them. Scans indicate that its insides are full of intact human bodies. Given what it does to peoples' minds, it is entirely possible every human it's eaten are trapped in some And I Must Scream phenomenon, still aware but otherwise with their minds destroyed entirely.
  • Human Sacrifice: The eel may or may not be a god, but the Foundation is sacrificing humans to it anyway for an extremely important asset in preserving their masquerade.
  • Mind Rape: Does this by its sheer presence. People's memories are affected, and they start losing themselves. It gets worse the closer to the eel you get, with the initial dive team eventually having their minds entirely destroyed.
    • Worse, it also can give you the memories of others. One scientist got a nasty shock when he realized his wife and child were actually the relatives of his deceased coworker, while he was single and childless. He still remembered rasing the child and being in love with the woman despite never having done so. This drove him mad.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The memorandum from the Ethics Committee basically admits that the Atzak Project was a big mistake and a massive breach of ethics, but now the use of modern amnestics is so needed that there's no option but to continue it.
  • Necessarily Evil: Feeding SCP-3000 humans and harvesting the resulting Y-909 is considered this by the Ethics Committee and O5 Council. They are working to minimize human interaction with SCP-3000, but still designate it as a Thaumiel-class entity given the use of Y-909 in amnestics and feed it humans periodically.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted, the waste SCP-3000 produces (designated Y-909) is necessary for use in amnestics. This is why the Foundation needs to feed it D-class.
  • Sanity Slippage: A side-effect, given the eel's powerful Mind Rape abilities, is that any people in its vicinity will slowly begin to lose touch with reality. It is designated a major cognitohazard.
  • To Serve Man: SCP-3000 only eats humans. The Foundation feeds it D-class to harvest Y-909.
  • Unobtanium: The Y-909 compound SCP-3000 produces, which so far has no artificial equal. It is critical to modern amnestics and can only be produced if SCP-3000 is fed humans.

SCP-3001 - Red Reality
  • Adult Fear: Losing your spouse in a work-related accident as experienced by Dr. Anna Lang. Dr. Robert Scranton experiences isolation from her as well as all other people, which also arguably qualifies.
  • The Aloner: Dr. Scranton in SCP-3001, an empty pocket dimension. The only stimulus in the entire void is the winking red light of the recording panel, and his own body.
  • And I Must Scream: Dr. Robert Scranton, who ends up trapped in a Class-C "Broken Wormhole," which leads him into an endless black void. If his math is right, what's left of him in the void will be "restabilized" for another five years, which means constant agony until he comes back.
  • Apocalyptic Log: All the Foundation knows about the "Broken Entry" wormholes was retrieved from logs in an old reality-bending device and the Foundation scientist that were sent there. While the doctor slowly lost his mind after a while, he was such an expert that he still managed to convey everything the Foundation needs to know about it.
  • Ascended Extra: Dr. Robert Scranton was only the namesake for the Scranton Reality Anchors used to contain certain SCPs and never directly appeared. Here he's the main victim of SCP-3001 and provides the exploration logs.
  • Auto Cannibalism: It's implied he ate parts of himself, either in delusion or due to hunger, which he still expreienced. This is implied to include half of his brain and possibly, his genitals.
  • Blank White Void: Black, but same idea. At one point, Robert Scranton traveled in a straight line for two months, and found nothing.
  • Body Horror: As Robert and the LSS's Hume levels begin to reach the same as the void around them, Robert's body begins to deteriorate, losing most of his organs and blood, yet able to still function. While not all of Robert returns from the void, enough defining characteristics of him, such as one of his eyes, return with the LSS, which is how Anna is able to identify him.
  • Companion Cube: Robert eventually comes to view the LSS as a sentient being, naming it "Red" after the small red blinking light. Also, the picture of Robert's wife Anna, and their wedding ring.
  • Driven to Suicide: After several years, Robert repeatedly tries to kill himself. It never works.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: The second-to-last entry log from Robert has him telling Anna and Red that he loves them.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Robert slowly loses his mind as he remains trapped in the void. According to the testing logs, it was for nearly six years.
  • Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: SCP-3001 has a very low Hume level, and makes things decay at a far slower rate than normal, which leads to all kinds of Body Horror for anything alive inside of it. The logs that prove the existence of SCP-3001 make the Foundation upgrade all reality-bending technology just to avoid sending anything else into it.
  • Madness Mantra: Robert has several of them. Most notably, after he loses the picture of his wife Anna in the blackness, he begins repeating Anna's physical features over and over.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: As his body keeps breaking down, Robert loses far more blood than a human can normally have, yet he still lives. When the LSS returns to the testing lab, there's a gigantic pool of it around the device.
  • Uncertain Doom: Part of Robert's head and torso were still trapped in the void when the LSS returned to our world. According to the article's author, he may or may not still be alive.
  • Void Between the Worlds: This is what SCP-3001 is classified as; a featureless, empty black void with an extremely low Hume level that allows objects to survive in it far longer than they would normally be able to.

SCP-3002 - Attempts to Assassinate Thought
  • After the End: The final iteration is amidst an apocalyptic scenario caused by SCP-3002.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: The last vote by the O5 council listed in Iteration 4 is a tie (of 1 to 1) and it is unclear how or if the situation will be resolved.
  • Death-Activated Superpower: While initially under control of the Foundation, the originating SCP may have subverted orders to spread wildly, or lost control due to the implied regular brain surgeries she underwent. Killing her only made the entire situation worse, and made SCP-3002 try to end all conscious thought.
  • Dwindling Party: The Foundation as a whole by the end, as demonstrated by the decreasing number of O5 Council members voting on each proposed solution to SCP-3002. Most Groups of Interest also qualify.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It is implied SCP-3002 was created by the Foundation (O5-1 in particular) as part of an effort to better control people. By the end, most of the population has been overtaken by it. Implied to have been an initial experiment in memetics for rapidly changing memories on a large scale, hidden from the Foundation itself and accidentally discovered by another branch, but one which spread wider and wider until almost the entire population was infected.
  • Serial Escalation: SCP-3002 starts out as a shared memory among one prison's population in Iteration 1, which then begins to spread to Foundation personnel in Iteration 2 and ends up bringing about a near-apocalyptic scenario by overwriting peoples' consciousness by the final iteration.

SCP-3003 - The End of History
  • Aliens Speaking English: Zigzagged in the sense they don't speak English, but SCP-3003-3's language is nearly identical to Dutch.
  • Assimilation Plot: Something like this happened on SCP-3003, apparently due to 3003-2, resulting in the society currently on the planet.
  • Benevolent Alien Invasion: This is averted regarding a potential SCP-3003-3 invasion of Earth, though this is what the SCP-3003-3 instance in the final addendum tries to frame it as to encourage the Foundation to give up. The scientist talking to him points out the several ways in which this is a false characterization.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Averted, the inhabitants of SCP-3003-3 are physically and genetically identical to humans.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: SCP-3003-3 is extremely utilitarian and heavily prioritizes the welfare of SCP-3003-1. They see nothing wrong with harvesting old, deviant or ill individuals for organs or with conquering Earth to spread SCP-3003-1.
  • Body Horror: SCP-3003-3 society implants SCP-3003-1 instances ("Marce") into their body when they grow up, causing growths of parasitic lumps in their body. It wouldn't've been so bad except they "host roughly one instance per three kilograms of body weight", meaning that an adult would have around 20 of these marce parasite lumps on their body.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The inevitable fate of all SCP-3003-3 instances, who will be harvested for organs while alive and conscious as soon as they are no longer of use. They all know this, and don't care one bit.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: The true cause of why the planet's society is the way it is, is revealed in the Addendum to be 3003-2 itself, which up until the Addendum was described as a single-celled organism that just modified behavior with no indication it had intelligence of its own. When it reveals itself it even asks if the Foundation researcher ever wondered that a microbe that can create neural networks would be capable of thought.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When 3003-2 directly talks to the researcher it acts polite and its advice for the Foundation to give up is spoken more as a suggestion, and even states it is willing to phase out the more unsavory elements of its society. The researcher is quick to call 3003-2 out on that it has no reason to make such accommodations, to which 3003-2 threatens that the Foundation has only 30 years until its society invades Earth by force.
  • Hive Mind: 3003-2 exists in millions of humans and billions of marce beetles, as trillions or even quadrillions of microbes, yet notably seems to be a singular entity in conscious control, rather than a godlike figure above human understanding or a Mind Hive of different personalities.
  • Motive Rant: What the final addendum becomes over the course of the conversation. The SCP-3003-3 instance declares that its goal is to ensure nothing comes after it, thereby making it the "end of history."
  • Puppeteer Parasite: SCP-3003-1. Unique example since SCP-3003-1 only behaves in this way when infected with SCP-3003-2 which is implied to be sentient.
  • Sense Freak: To a limited extent, instances of SCP-3003-3. Primarily, they enjoy brushing the lumps produced by infestation with SCP-3003-1 with each other. Scientists wearing prosthetic versions of these describe this feeling to them as being very uncomfortable.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: SCP-3003-3 has extremely advanced technology, including SCP-3003-4 which produced the wormhole that led to contact with Earth. The Foundation has 30 years until SCP-3003-3 will be capable of near-instant travel to other planets and it is already believed any military confrontation with SCP-3003-3 would lead to SCP-3003-3's triumph.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: The marce parasites turned the entire SCP-3003 planet into a singular totalitarian state devoid of personal freedom due to everyone valuing the goodness of the state over themselves (a result of gaining hyper-rational behavior through the parasites). However, the result is so extremely effective the race is more advanced than whatever humanity can even hope to achieve on Earth, its members kept perpetually happy due to marce stimuli, and internal dissent is completely non-existent. As SCP-3003-2 states, this totalitarian efficiency it created is "The End of History", because no other forms of society could come after it.
  • Transplanted Humans: SCP-3003-3 are fully identical to humans in biology, despite being lightyears away from earth. The author deliberately leaves out all explanations for the reader to guess.
  • Villain Override: Seemingly what happens during the final addendum. The entity speaking with Dr. Shah indicates that it is 3003-2 speaking through an 3003-3 instance.

SCP-3004 - Imago
  • A God Am I: SCP-3004-1 believes itself to be the Christian God. And according to Agent Luttermann, it likely is a god or something close to it, but not Him.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Agent Lutterman comes away with the impression that rather than being malevolent, 3004-1 simply doesn't understand the ramifications of its actions. It doesn't even know that people don't come back to life.
  • Body Horror: Most of the SCP-3004 rituals qualify, as they produce instances of SCP-3004-2 (a type of cicada) from the body.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It is an extradimensional entity incapable of entering our reality. It can be perceived, though, and it hurts to look at and listen to.
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: SCP-3004 rituals are VERY strange.
  • Fictional Colour: A Foundation Agent uses astral perception to see SCP-3004-1's true form. When SCP-3004-1 opens its mouth, the Agent can see colors he had never seen before inside of it.
  • Godzilla Threshold: If it gets too out of hand, the Foundation's plans, Protocol Damnatio ad Bestias, is to essentially delete Christianity itself from history to starve it to death.
  • Hijacked by Jesus: Inverted, SCP-3004-1 is a Druidic deity hijacking Christianity for its own ends.
  • Insane Troll Logic: It thinks that since cicadas, its sacred animals, are constantly reborn, and Christianity is focused on rebirth, it must be Jehovah Himself.
  • Interfaith Smoothie: SCP-3004 details what happens when a god attempts to initiate syncretism itself. Very little of it is good.
  • Physical God: While not the Christian God it thinks it is, it is legitimately a deity.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: If SCP-3004-1 (which thinks it is the Christian God) is about to enter reality, the Foundation is willing to eliminate Christianity from the historical record to neutralize it, indicating this is in effect.

SCP-3005 - A Light That Died
  • Apocalyptic Log: The testing logs get steadily weirder until SCP-3005 breaches containment.
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: SCP-3005 is implied to be connected to the Fifthist Church in some way and the titular light is suggested to drive people to worship it.
  • Gorn: Multiple parts of the test log indicate the result of sending D-class to interact with SCP-3005 is simply viscera.
  • No-Sell: Subtly implied by one of the test entries. (The blacked-out word is "anchor".)
    ...but I need to tell a director or an overseer or anyone who can tell everybody to stop using those ███████. All of you. They're chained and lobotomized but all it takes is to catch the surf. An ██████'s safe on shore but it's the last thing you want to hold when you're drowning.
    • Scranton Reality Anchors are supposed to be the Foundation's trump card against Reality Warpers. SCP-3005 is what happens when a Fifthist deity or archon completely overpowers an SRA, and makes it destabilize reality instead.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: There is no information available regarding what SCP-3005 actually is, much like SCP-579. All that's available is the testing logs which vaguely indicate it is connected to the Fifthist Church.
  • Sanity Slippage: Experienced as a result of SCP-3005 over the course of the logs.

SCP-3006 - Twice the Number One
  • Black Comedy: For some, seeing as it's an SCP based on a Lazytown meme. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 test log in particular is darkly humorous.
  • Body Horror: Ever wonder what it would be like to be stuck in a room with 500,000 versions of yourself? This article will tell you in graphic detail what would happen.
    Number of Entities Present: ~500,000
    Notes: Sound of gentle sloshing with scrambled, reddish digitized video graphics.
  • Claustrophobia: The videos primarily occur in enclosed spaces and the entities replicated are trapped inside with no way of escaping.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Subverted. The anomalous effects of the videos do not appear to affect reality. However, they do infect other videos.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the MST3K test log, multiple replicas of Joel are impaled on replicas of the Crow and Tom Servo puppets.
  • Kill and Replace: Possibly at the end of the interview video; the replicas of Dr. Krang and Jon Tron attack them and proceed to start killing each other until eventually there's only one of each left—they proceed to try and escape the room, to no avail. The transcript notes that it's impossible to tell if the two instances left are the originals. Subverted in that this only occurred in the playback of the interview footage and the real Dr. Krang and Jon Tron were not actually replaced...or at least, we think that's the case...
  • Mind Screw: In the interview, Jon Tron lampshades how trippy and horrifying it is to watch yourself replicated over and over all while trapped in a small room, until you and all your replicas are finally crushed to death in a "viscera puree". The interview only gets trippier when the footage of the interview itself is affected.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Played with. It may be an SCP based on a LazyTown meme but the results it produces are highly disturbing and it has managed to affect Foundation security footage. However, it also appears to be incapable of affecting reality, beyond spooking the people who view the videos (especially if the people in question are in the video).
  • Oh, Crap!: The general response subjects in affected videos have when they realize they can't leave the room. The Foundation's reaction to SCP-3006 affecting their security footage also qualifies.
  • Shout-Out: Among the videos affected were Game Grumps, JonTron and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Jon Tron even gets interviewed by the Foundation shortly after trying to report the video he found of himself.
  • Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: Despite mixing comedy and horror for the most part, altogether it's fairly strongly on the horror side, actually.
  • Rule of Symbolism: According to Word of God, the SCP itself is meant to be symbolic of the crushing pressure of content creators (specifically Let's Players) having to constantly churn out new content, with the replication effect symbolizing their content having to expand exponentially. The interview was meant to represent how it feels when a content creator finds that their face and identity are being used in unsavory ways. In the latter case, it certainly shows with Jon's wording:
    Dr. Krang: What were you expecting to happen?
    Jon: From what they told me… well, they said it'd be like they were in there with each other forever. But it's not a them, it's me. There were thousands of me, and they're dead now. Crushed. Viscera puree. One of the eyes floated by, and I saw myself in it dude. That's fucked.
  • Wham Line: From the transcript of Dr. Krang's interview with Jon Tron:
    "At this point both the interviewer and interviewee become aware of several humanoids identical to themselves present in the room, standing around the edges."

SCP-3007 - World of Two Artists
  • Astral Projection: SCP-3007 is a rare occurance that causes people to be projected to another, dead world.
  • Body Horror: The corpses on the ruined world are all painfully mutilated. That doesn't even cover the stench of the dead.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Whatever....that thing is that started to posses the Children, is more accurate to call a sentient Info Hazard then anything else. And it's coming to Earth.
  • God Is Good: At least the one who created the Children. They made them to help with the loneliness and if anything is more like an artist.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The Deity held off the evil god while letting the remaining children escape, and used the last of its powers to create a black column with paintings to warn their descendants that it's coming.
  • Precursors: The Children of the Deity eventually escaped from the world to escape the Eldritch Abomination. They escaped to Earth and eventually became humanity's ancestors
  • Wham Shot: The final image which horrified the artist traversing there most of all. It features the red wisps of the entity that destroyed the word followed by a large black void...finally ending on a shot of Earth itself with a small red wisp on it.

SCP-3008 - A Perfectly Normal, Regular Old IKEA
  • Alternate Universe: The people trapped in the IKEA appear to be from different realities. The journal-writer muses that this is probably why nobody is trying to rescue them. Word of God is that this is the reason why he was killed by the Staff: he was about to escape into the wrong universe.
  • The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: The mini-civilizations within the impossibly huge IKEA are cordial and helpful to one another, probably because they're united against the Staff, but also probably because of basic human decency. From the discussion: It also helps that any troublemakers can be kicked out and will probably encounter the Staff before they can find another "town".
  • Apocalyptic Log: The meat of the article consists of a journal written by a captive who managed to get out, but was sadly chased down by one of the Staff and killed.
  • Bigger on the Inside: From the outside SCP-3008 appears to be a standard IKEA store. On the inside it has an area of at least 10 square kilometers and may be infinite in size.
  • The Blank: The Staff have no facial features.
  • Body Horror: The Staff are "stretched" or "squashed" to extremes and appear to be made completely out of skin.
  • Darkness Equals Death: When the lights are on, the Staff just wander about while letting the humans do their thing, but when they're off, they attempt to kill anything that isn't them.
  • Dissonant Serenity: The Staff are always polite and helpful in their speech, but their attempts at murder most certainly aren't.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: There are like 20 or more human settlements in the IKEA store. Most of them take their names of whatever they sit right next to. The one we focus on in the journal is called Exchange (from Exchange and Returns), and we also learn about towns like Trolleys, Checkouts, and Aisle 630.
  • Made of Bologna: The Staff members inside SCP-3008 are seven feet tall, with short legs, long arms and no faces. When they're cut up they appear to be entirely made of skin, with no bones, organs or muscles.
  • Scavenger World: The world inside IKEA is a huge place with its own landmarks, all rigged from Swedish furniture and whatever they find along the way. The Staff resupplies restaurants and shops with food at night, so there's always just enough to sustain people, and people carved out their own towns between the shelves by building from whatever they have.
  • That Was the Last Entry: One of the people trapped inside SCP-3008 kept a journal of his adventures. Near the end he wrote "If this is the final entry here, I hope whoever is reading this is doing so from outside of this place." Shortly thereafter he escaped from SCP-3008, but was pursued outside and killed.

SCP-3009 - Wise-Cracking Alien
  • Deadpan Snarker: It tends to crack jokes at players' expense, particularly weaker ones.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a mechanical alien that happens to be a Deadpan Snarker.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It tends to insult players who are weak, but also tends to encourage them if they manage to improve their score, and also shows respect for players who manage to achieve a high score.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: One of its insults toward a D-class is "If you're gonna throw like your grandma, you ought to look like her!" when dispensing a grey wig and reading glasses as a prize.

SCP-3011 - Loose Lips Skink Ships
  • Civilized Animal: SCP-3011 instances are blue-tongued skinks that are capable of cooperation and division of labour when in groups.
  • Clone Degeneration: Instances produced from each existing instance's detached tail may exhibit severe deformities or be stillborn, and those that survive have minor changes in body pattern or tongue color.
  • Talking Animal: They can talk.

SCP-3015 - A Story Concerning Self-Doubt, Slight Disillusionment, and Frustration, As Told By the Lucky Member of a Group Whose Relatable Works Are Loved Internationally
  • Bait-and-Switch: SCP-3015 is "Mr. Bernie Sanders", and its anomalous traits are activated by saying "Feel the burn". Besides that, it has no connection to the politician of the same name.
  • Long Title: So long, in fact, that it is the longest SCP title on the entire site, including any Joke SCP.
  • Open Sesame: The phrase "Feel the burn" or certain other phrases containing those three words (such as "It's time to feel the burn" and "I feel the burn") must be spoken to activate the portal.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: In Document 3015-C, a link to a YouTube video has the text "hear is the lick".

SCP-3028 - The Nightmares We Love
  • Blood from the Mouth: One subject who had been sleeping with the help of the SCP for several days vomited blood when he woke up in one test.
  • Deep Sleep: In one test, the observing Agent (who fell asleep soon after the test subject did) reported that he "had the best damn sleep in a long time."
  • Erotic Dream: One D-class subject dreamed that he was having sex with his girlfriend. This was even reflected in the auditory hallucinations.
  • Forced Sleep: The SCP causes anyone who holds it to quickly fall asleep.
  • Hallucinations: It induces auditory hallucinations which can be recorded, and these are related to whatever the subject is dreaming about.
  • Parental Incest: Implied with the D-class who dreamed of having sex with his girlfriend; he described her as looking more like his mother, and a researcher's analysis stated that he wasn't troubled by his actions.

SCP-3042 - Dog Is Love
  • A Rare Sentence: Due to its rampant destruction of whatever is in its way to get to its latest victim, the Foundation had to do something unusual.
    Directors note: I have assigned a Special Engineering team to modify a standard termination chamber which… and I never imagined writing these words… allows swift and easy escape of SCP-3042. We can't keep replacing doors every three weeks. -L.E.
  • Immune to Bullets: One agent it had bonded with fired several shots into it, none of which had any effect.
  • The Juggernaut: Practically nothing can stop it from getting back to the person it's bonded with (designated SCP-3042-1). It's been noted to destroy even the strongest of materials and be resistant to poison, disease and other physical harm.
  • The Needless: Doesn't require food, water or sleep.
  • Precious Puppy: Not to the person it's bonded with, who gets worn out by its constant attention.
  • Sanity Slippage: The person it's bonded with begins to suffer from delusions and memory lapses, among other things, due to the sleep deprivation that the SCP causes with its constant attention.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: The next person it bonds to has always played some part in the death of the previous person it was bonded to.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: If SCP-3042-1 somehow escapes, nothing will stop the SCP from tracking them down and resuming its ceaseless affection.

SCP-3043 - Murphy Law in… Type 3043 — FOR MURDER!
  • Anti-Hero:
    Murphy Law: (narrating) Heroes always do what's right. But me? I'm no hero. I'm Murphy Law.
  • Chair Reveal: Murphy Law finds SCP-3043 sitting in Dr. Lewis' chair, and spins the chair to finally reveal its identity.
  • Contemplative Boss: Site Director August is introduced staring out the windows of his office.
  • Crossover: SCP-423 ("Fred") has a cameo as "Agent Frederick". And Murphy Law himself would later get his own classification as SCP-3143.
  • Fall Guy: The real SCP-3043 manipulates the Foundation staff to think that Murphy Law is SCP-3043.
  • Guttural Growler: Murphy Law.
    His voice is a harsh growl; as if he just swallowed a fistful of spent cigarette butts and followed it down with a sulfuric acid chaser.
  • Hand Cannon: The script specifically notes that Murphy Law uses a .44 Magnum caliber handgun.
  • Hardboiled Detective: Murphy Law depicts himself as one.
  • It Can Think: Dr. Lewis tries to upgrade SCP-3043 from "Safe" to "Keter" when she realizes it's self-aware and can act on its own.
  • Noir Episode: Because Murphy Law warps reality around himself to make it all fit into the hardboiled crime genre.
  • Painting the Medium: Most of the entry is formatted like a screenplay, because Murphy Law has the anomalous effect of warping reality into a Noir Episode.
  • Private Eye Monologue: Provided by Murphy Law, of course.
    Murphy Law: (narrating) You see a lot of ugly in this line of work. Good people with bellies full of lead, left to bleed out in rain-soaked alleyways. Love ruined — turned inside out — until it just becomes an angry, festering sore. Statues that'll kill you as fast as you blink.
    But when it comes to ugly, nothing beats a containment breach.
  • Semantic Superpower: SCP-3043 can alter the text of any document or narrative about it. But this includes the ability to rewrite people's memories, and mind-control people by changing the "narrative" in their head.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Murphy Law makes himself the main character of SCP-3043's entry. The actual SCP barely shows up in Murphy's screenplay.
  • Shout-Out: The title is a reference to Dial M for Murder. SCP-3043 calls Murphy Law's screenplay "stupid Humphrey Bogart fanfic nonsense." And the last scene quotes from Chinatown.

SCP-3045 - bzzip.exe
  • Facial Horror: In Iteration 4 of Bee Movie, Ken (portrayed by his voice actor Patrick Warburton) is described as having his face practically obscured by a dozen fist-sized pustules oozing with pus.
  • Serial Escalation: Inverted with non-bee-related media, where each iteration results in a more "simplified" version. Played straight with bee-related media (like Bee Movie, which became increasingly disturbing with each iteration, eventually resulting in the researcher's computer filling with bees).

SCP-3063 - A fly
  • Animalistic Abomination: It's a reality-bending entity that manifests as a common housefly.
  • Body Horror: 2376 days after a person makes a deal with the SCP, 5000 to 20000 fly eggs will manifest inside their internal organs, and the maggots will hatch and eat the person's flesh (and also reproduce after maturing into flies) until the person dies.
  • Deal with the Devil: It tries to tempt someone with something that they greatly desire in exchange for an unspecified price. If said person disagrees, it will continue to contact them until they agree to its offer.
  • Driven to Suicide: 70% of people affected by the SCP will commit suicide after the eggs manifest.
  • Telepathy: The SCP is described as being telepathic.

SCP-3073 - All the Men And Women Merely Players
  • Bad "Bad Acting": SCP-3073-1's performances are of objectively poor quality, with cast members showing extreme stage fright, having bad acting skills and forgetting their lines.
  • Berserk Button: SCP-3073 doesn't like having the cast's performance disrupted by a talking or booing audience member, and if they don't stop, he becomes aggressive and tries to remove the person by force.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Its symphonies have been described as "an earsplitting cacophony".
  • Vague Age: When questioned about his age, the SCP stated that he was "as old as the stage itself".

SCP-3077 - Sugar Golems
  • And I Must Scream: EEG readings have indicated that SCP-3077-2 instances (humans being controlled by SCP-3077-1 instances) remain fully conscious.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The woman who created them did so in order to create little sugar people who would dance and sing for the crowds who visited the circus she was a part of. Things didn't turn out as well as she'd hoped...
  • Orifice Invasion: SCP-3077-1 instances attempt to enter the mouth of any humans they encounter.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: SCP-3077-1 instances are able to control any human beings after entering their mouths.

SCP-3080 - The Power of Love
  • Faking the Dead: Peter ███████ reveals himself to have faked his own death in a car accident at the doctors' wedding.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Anyone who spent time with either of the Drs. Catherine and Simon ███████ (designated SCP-3080-1 and -2 respectively) would become very jealous of the doctor they weren't in love with.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Anyone affected by the SCP would go to great lengths to get the doctor they were in love with for themselves (one great example being Peter ███████, SCP-3080-2's twin brother, who made unwanted advances on SCP-3080-1).
  • Love Potion: Anyone who spent a significant amount of time with either of the doctors would fall intensely in love with one of them and become jealous of the other.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Dr. O████ shot SCP-3080-2 while under the effects of the SCP, and SCP-3080-2 later died, thus neutralising the SCP's effects for good.
  • The Power of Love: Aside from the title, when separated for long periods of time, the doctors showed increased strength and endurance while attempting to reunite with each other.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Taryn W█████, a college roommate of SCP-3080-1, began stalking SCP-3080-2 and taking pictures of him without his knowledge, to the point that she got arrested and charged with one count of felony stalking.
  • What Does She See in Him?: When Dr. O████ confronted SCP-3080-2, he demanded "What did she even see in you?".
  • Woman Scorned: A gender-inverted version: before Peter's apparent death in a car accident, he wrote the couple out of his will after SCP-3080-1 rejected his advances and then filed a restraining order against him.

SCP-3103 - Vengeful Wings
  • Brainwashing: Her anomalous effect. She can convert humans into a mindset identical to a baby bird so that she can "take care of them". This condition does not appear to be reversible.
  • Evil Poacher: Two members of a Terrible Trio of these were her first victims, after they stole her chicks. It's not clear if this incident was what caused her anomalous properties or if she had them all along.
  • Feathered Fiend: Aside from her anomalous effect, she appears to be an ordinary cockatoo.
  • Mama Bear: She's motivated by revenge for her lost offspring.
  • Replacement Goldfish: SCP-3103-1 (the humans brainwashed by SCP-3103) are this for SCP-3103's chicks, who were taken from her by poachers.
  • Revenge: As her name suggests, this is her motivation. She wants revenge for the kidnapping of her chicks.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A grieving mother who copes by converting everyone she meets into her "babies".

SCP-3108 - The Nerfing Gun
  • Devolution Device: Testing the extents of the gun on D-Class, one is left a neanderthal and the other they can't bring below a common earthworm.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": The gun's creator Nathan Pierce to the Foundation, telling them to call him by his GAW pseudonym "Kektagon".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Kektagon manages to make SCP-3108 as a gag at the age of 19. He doesn't get the irony of the concept until he sobers up though.
  • Nicknaming the Enemy: ->Kektagon: So, what do you fascist cucks want to know?
  • Pun-Based Title: Its a Nerf gun that nerfs the target given the user's views.
  • You're Insane!: Kektagon to his interogator, who off-handedly meantioned they tested his gun's properties on people.

SCP-3110 - One Man's Trash...
  • Complete-the-Quote Title: "... is another man's treasure."
  • Teleportation: It's a garbage disposal unit that teleports a valuable item placed within it to a crevice in the vicinity of a random person within a two-kilometre radius.

SCP-3125 - The Escapee
  • Alien Geometries: It takes the "form" of an immense, Θ'-dimensional fractal topology, with Θ' being SCP-033, the "missing" integer.
  • The Assimilator: Any human who comes into contact with it has their mind destroyed and replaced with 3125's core ideas, which they become wholly devoted to serving and spreading.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It is a massive, extradimensional meme complex that intersects the entire universe except for its containment. It also hails from a realm where ideas are far more aggressive than those humans are capable of having, making it incredibly dangerous.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: What the results of its arrival will be, since "humanity" will cease to be as meaningful as a concept. The Foundation has no way to prevent this from happening.
  • Humanoid Abomination: What those possessed by it become. They don't actually look any different, but they cannot be recognized as humans.
  • Meaningful Name: There's a popular theory that SCP-3125 is the central deity of the Fifth Church. If true, then its SCP number (3125 = 55) is very significant.
  • Ret Gone: Anyone who perceives 3125's true shape is instantly obliterated in this fashion by its defense mechanism, along with "mental bystanders" like colleagues and family.

SCP-3127 - Nineteen Year Old Jessica Lambert And A Female Pig Of Abnormal Size, Forever
  • And I Must Scream: Her current form has her in this state, being a building size pig who can only vocalize her confusion with binary pauses between her screams.
  • Body Horror: Gets progressively worse as the Moccus Events go on, highlights include a Jessica Lambert with her internal organs full of piglets, a pig whose internal organs are full of screaming Jessica Lamberts, and a cross between Jessica Lambert and a pig.
  • The Empath: What the Foundation initially thought Jessica Lambert was. With her touch making others feel the same emotions as her for a limited time. Unfortunately the foundation learns that she is something far more dangerous.
  • Loss of Identity: The SCP eventually has this crisis, not knowing any more whether she is Jessica Lambert or a female pig.
  • Serial Escalation: What the SCP's existence generally boils down to, with a repeating cycle of having a Moccus Event, turning into an escalating reversal of what she was previously, and her new scream turning the personal around it into what it was previously. The ending of the article implies that yet another Moccus Event is about to happen.
  • Tragic Monster: The SCP is entirely aware of her situation and becomes increasingly confused about what is going on and who exactly she is.

SCP-3130 - The Princess and Her Bodyguards Walk Alone
  • Reality Warper: When SCP-3130 (a 21-year-old woman) wished to do anything, she would manifest two entities nearby, which were capable of changing reality to do her bidding.

SCP-3143 - Murphy Law in… The Foundation Always Rings Twice!
  • Author Avatar: SCP-3143 ("Murphy Law") is really just a self-insert for his author, Murphy Lawden (designated SCP-3143-A). Except this is just a lie cooked up by the Foundation to deconstruct and contain SCP-3143. Murphy Law doesn't really have an author, as far as anyone can tell.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: When Dr. Thaum contains SCP-3143 by deconstructing him, Murphy Law escapes by deconstructing Dr. Thaum—and the baseline reality Foundation to boot.
  • Deconstruction: A double-whammy. First, Dr. Thaum contains SCP-3143 by pointing out that his narratives are too heroic and simple to pass for proper Film Noir. Then Murphy breaks free by reinterpreting the Foundation's motives and pointing out that they're far more horror than sci-fi.
  • Epiphanic Prison: All it takes for Murphy to break out of containment is to question the Foundation's narrative. Then they can't stop him from just walking out.
  • Gonna Need More X:
    Murphy Law: If there's one thing the Foundation is good at, it's tying up loose ends. I knew it was just a matter of time before the lab-coats tried to shove me in a box. But if they wanted to contain me, they were gonna need a bigger box.
  • Guttural Growler: Murphy Law.
    His voice is a husky snarl; as if he's got a throat stuffed full of sand-paper and rusty nails.
  • Hand Cannon: Murphy Law's .44 Magnum.
  • Hardboiled Detective: Murphy Law, of course.
  • Ironic Echo:
    [As Dr. Thaum is deconstructing SCP-3143:]
    Dr. Thaum: You're just fantasy escapism dressed up in a suit, a hat, and a drinking habit.
    [Later, as Murphy Law deconstructs Dr. Thaum:]
    Murphy Law: Sorry to break it to you, doc. But you're just a spooky ghost story dressed up in a lab-coat, glasses, and a funny little accent.
  • Painting the Medium: The interview starts off in screenplay format, but transitions to normal SCP document formatting as Dr. Thaum takes control of the narrative. Then it transitions right back, as Murphy Law turns the tables on his captor.
  • Private Eye Monologue: Provided by Murphy Law, of course.
    Murphy Law: (narrating) If he thought I didn't have the moxie to plug him full of lead, then he had another thing coming. Specifically, a whole lot of lead.
  • Punny Name: Murphy Law (based on "Murphy's law"). Dr. Thaum even calls him out for having a name "based on an absurdly contrived pun."
  • Reality Warper: SCP-3143 (aka Murphy Law) blurs the line between this and Author Powers. He has the ability to merge multiple layers of fiction and reality into a single narrative, which he then warps into a hardboiled crime story, with himself as the protagonist. When he leaves records of his activities, they always take the form of a Film Noir screenplay.
  • Nested Story Reveal: Dr. Thaum and the whole Pataphysics Department are completely fictional. The interview logs are just stories that a Foundation researcher wrote to trap Murphy Law.
  • Nice Hat: Murphy Law's "trademark trilby hat".
  • Noir Episode: Murphy Law warps everything around him into a Film Noir narrative.
  • Sequel Episode: This entry is a direct followup to the events shown in SCP-3043.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Murphy Law" is the Author Avatar of one Murphy Lawden. Except Murphy Lawden doesn't really exist. That's just a story cooked up by the Foundation.

SCP-3148 - Tranquility
  • Alternate Universe: Iterations 1 through 5 of SCP-3148 take place in the universe that SCP-3148 defeated. The article proper occurs in baseline reality, where, after the Foundation discovers the SCP-format documentation on SCP-3148-1, elects to just seal the SSD up and forget about it.
  • Badass Boast: SCP-3148 writes a poem insulting the Foundation for losing to them in the first place. While it reeks of narcissism, some merit should probably be given for the decent writing put into it.
  • The Chessmaster: SCP-3148 infects the Overseers and slowly strings along events until the Keter-level containment protocol is abolished, and upgrades itself to Thaumiel and disseminates its effects across the world.
  • Cultured Badass: As eldritch, heinous, and sociopathic as SCP-3148 is, it's fully capable of writing good poetry, something that takes quite a bit of culturing to do.
  • Eldritch Abomination: SCP-3148 is an infohazardous entity that transcends multiversal boundaries, picking off random universes for fun by scaring its inhabitants into destroying themselves.
  • Historical In-Joke: The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by SCP-3148 infection.
  • It Amused Me: Why SCP-3148 destroys the worlds it comes across. Nothing more, nothing less.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Let's not dance around the issue - it's a wonder the world of the SCP Foundation is still alive by now. With nearly 4000 recorded anomalies in containment, many of them world-ending, and plenty of normal weapons that could easily destroy the world, it almost makes SCP-3148 rather sympathetic... until you realize that it destroyed the parallel universe because It Amused Me.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After destroying what is implied to be countless parallel worlds through paranoia and deception, SCP-3148's regime bites it when it gets stuck in an SSD which the Foundation elects to lock up after discovering its contents.
  • Logical Weakness: SCP-3148 may be an extradimensional entity and the chessmaster of apocalyptic scenarios, but it's still just a Sealed Evil in a Can. The Foundation in baseline reality just takes the SSD containing it (along with an unlimited-energy battery that happened to be blasted with it) and throws it in a box.
  • Red Herring: SCP-3148-2 has nothing to do with the anomaly on its own. It's merely a Foundation-built device that somehow got flung into baseline reality with the SSD that SCP-3148 itself is currently rotting in.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Intentionally presents itself initially sealed in some form of information involving war in the hopes that human curiosity will allow it to become unsealed and spread. However, knowing exactly that opens up the option of just letting it rot in complete isolation, i.e. its containment protocols.
  • The Sociopath: SCP-3148 uses the universes it has access to for its own amusement, deluding and then destroying them just because it's fun.
  • Technology Is Evil: Zig-zagged. While SCP-3148 uses modern technology in its films, it's not what scares its victims into becoming unhealthily paranoid about the apocalypse - that's just its own abilities at work. However, modern technology, especially nukes, is what is used to bring about the world's end for whoever unseals SCP-3148.

SCP-3199 - Humanity, Refuted
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: They can reproduce asexually and a single instance can vomit up eggs by themselves. When they vomit up their eggs they also leak a blood-like substance and emit a cry that sounds very similar to a human scream.
  • Body Horror: The image shows SCP-3199 to be some sort of bald, naked chicken-man... thing, and to put it crudely, they vomit up huge, virtually indestructible eggs along with a blood-like corrosive substance. Worse yet, they scream during the whole process.
  • Brown Note: A man interviewed had a bit of this effect after witnessing firsthand one of these instances giving birth with its human-like scream. Ever since then whenever he hears his child cry he is instantly reminded of the abomination.
  • Explosive Breeder:
    • One individual always carries one egg in their stomach at a time to puke up later, so it's hard to truly eradicate the beasts.
    • They can breed exponentially quickly, for example when an egg in containment hatched before the foundation could exterminate the newly hatched instance it already layed multiple more eggs. It is primarily for this reason why it was changed to a Keter class, as it would breed so quickly it could overwhelm the human population.
  • Gone Horribly Right/Gone Horribly Wrong: It isn't certain in either direction but notes imply that the first instance of this SCP was from a person from the 70s who used a self transfiguration ritual to rise beyond his humanity.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Has an elongated head and limbs. In addition it has a bloated chicken-like abdomen. It also has the ability to spit corrosive acid and vomit up eggs.
  • Made of Indestructium: Whatever substance they seem to be made of, their eggs consist of nacre, enamel and an unknown carbon compound composed tightly in crystals, making them nearly impossible to destroy.
  • Meaningful Name: Also doubles as Genius Bonus. At first it can be hard to understand it's nickname since it has nothing to do with humans. Its name comes from a class by Plato and Diogenes where Plato thought that humans would be described as "featherless, wingless bipeds" and Diogenes came into the class with a plucked chicken and declared "Behold, a man". Fitting since -3199 looks like what would happen if you plucked a chicken and stretched it to human proportions.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Tissue samples taken from instances of SCP-3199 show traces of chicken and chimpanzee DNA in the beasts.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: One of the main reasons why these things are so dangerous is their eggs are extremely hard to destroy, meaning that once an instance starts laying eggs, more are certain to be born.
  • Super Spit: What exactly it does is redacted but it is highly implied to hunt humans that are near its eggs by using an extremely corrosive spit that liquefies the victim's internal organs and bones.

    3200- 3399 
SCP-3201 - well, it was low-entropy while it lasted.
  • Absent Aliens: It's implied that in this particular universe, Earth is alone, or at least if there are aliens, there aren't many at all. But at least Earth is interesting, and that's what drives SCP-3201.
    SUMMARY OF UNIVERSE #139331920100933: It was mostly nothing. But there were some interesting parts.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Played with. SCP-3201-4 can't speak human language, but the instance whose interest was pottery was able to write in Chinese. Eventually averted altogether when the Foundation decides to write a new trading language with SCP-3201 to help barter items.
  • Arc Words: "We Archive," the motto of SCP-3201's organization.
  • Artifact Collection Agency: SCP-3201 is a large extradimensional organization of beings posing as ball lightning, who want to collect interesting artifacts from various universes and put them in a museum to preserve their legacy, as all universes die off at some point. Humorously, the concept of "interesting" is apparently highly subjective among SCP-3201 instances, so while SCP-3201-25 is off collecting 3D fractal sculptures, SCP-3201-2 is collecting... boots.
  • Call-Back: An internal example. In the final image, presumably propaganda for SCP-3201's organization, a turtle, a piece of pottery, a radio, and an icosahedron are visible. All of these items are the interests of some of the SCP-3201 instances the article focuses on.
  • Dimensional Traveller: SCP-3201 instances hop from universe to universe to collect samples they're interested in. This leads to some confusion within the Foundation when SCP-3201-5 and -8 ask for objects from nearby universes that don't exist in ours.
  • Energy Being: SCP-3201 instances are spherical beings made from luminous energy. Because of this, the Foundation has no trouble passing them off as something called ball lightning.
  • Hammerspace: SCP-3201 instances can give samples of their requested objects to individuals to assist in identifying what it is they're looking for. The problem is, they're energy beings mistaken for ball lightning, so where do the samples come from?

SCP-3236 - All Those Fucking Ideas
  • Erotic Dream: The machine allows its users to experience a dream where they are having sex with an abstract concept defined using the keyboard.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: A set of tests was done using their names as the commands, with a female D-class.
  • Literal-Minded: When "1933" was input, the machine provided a girl with 1933 edges as the partner, instead of being set in the year 1933. "The year 1933" had to be provided as the input for that to happen.
    "That girl had so many edges, I was scared I'd get cut!"
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: In the test under "Horsemen of the Apocalypse" above with the "War" command, the D-class had this to say: "I've never really been a fan of after-argument sex. Feels wrong to me."
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The input concept for the Erotic Dream was: "The year 2387", resulting in the comment:
    "So. Many. Goats."
  • Take That!: To capitalism, in the test where "Capitalism" was the command used: "I don't remember anything about it other than the fact that I just got fucked."
  • Three-Way Sex: Implied in the test with the "Two" command, where the D-class says: "I always wanted to try twins…".

SCP-3240 - The Bones of What You Believe
  • Autocannibalism: Humans and animals infected with SCP-3240 will eat themselves. It also gives them a Healing Factor such that they survive eating nothing but themselves.
  • Fantastic Racism: Those raised in SCP-3240 cults look down on those who don't engage in the autocannibalism they practice, referring to them as "Panling" and complaining they smell like plants.
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: The cults centered on SCP-3240 have a variety of strange beliefs and rituals, such as first consumption.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: This effect by SCP-3240 is what makes the self-mutilation and consumption workable.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Foundation's containment of SCP-3240 results in anomalous levels of plant growth and herbivore reproduction.
  • Take a Third Option: The object class is taking a sixth option. Instead of the normal Safe/Euclid/Keter or rarer Thaumiel/Apollyon, it is given a new object class (Hiemal) because containing it resulted in further anomalous phenomena occurring.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: AARS538 is revealed in the end to have gone haywire, refusing to log drone deployments and the termination of Foundation staff, creating fake SCP-3281 instances, and worst of all, knowingly allowing an active instance to persist in the wild. It is impossible to terminate the system because it is already set up to destroy all data on SCP-3281 if compromised. Or not. According to Word of God, it is possible that the system's hijinks may actually be the best method of containing SCP-3281 somehow.]]
  • Ambiguous Situation: Word of God has implied that AARS538 could be in the right somehow for its actions. How so is unknown.
  • Brown Note: By thinking of a certain combination of mundane actions that just so happens to be an SCP-3281 strain, the person doing so will become compelled to do said actions. Refusing to do so for longer than 1-3 hours will fry their brain, and no one has survived past 43. Also, anyone who sees a strain in action for a certain period of time, or reads a full description of a strain, will become infected as well.
  • Madness Mantra: SCP-3281-A-j compels its victim to write a redacted phrase all over every single phone booth in sight.
  • Noodle Implements: Played for drama. All SCP-3281 strains are triggered by realizing a specific combination of mundane actions, with the most offending steps redacted by AARS538. They have to be dangerous, harmful, or anomalous, because SCP-3281 isn't a Keter for nothing.
  • Red Herring: The Foundation discovers that several SCP-3281 strains are non-existent, being set up to be this by AARS538.
  • Serial Escalation: The investigation report into AARS538 reveals a number of actions by the system that only get worse as they continue, going from being lazy about logs to almost if not actually deliberately manipulating data about SCP-3281.
  • Spontaneous Combustion: SCP-3281-T-e compels its victim to head for an area with high population density, then combusts through unknown means. Anyone who sees the flame is infected, and the method that the victim uses to combust is unknown. This is what allows AARS538 to not redact any part of this particular strain's information.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: AARS538 is set to detonate, destroying most data on SCP-3281, in the event of a malfunction.

SCP-3288 - The Aristocrats
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: They believe this (ironic, given their rulers are often too fat to move). This gives the researchers an advantage over them, as they associate being able to subdue them and cause them harm (such as with bright lights) with nobility. One researcher quickly plays along, calling himself a King, and the SCP is only too happy to be cordial after that.
  • Adipose Rex: "Emperor Maximilian the Great", the so-called King of Austria. So fat, in fact, that his flesh has grown around his crown, pressing it into his skin, and his interview document shows that he weighs an impossibly large 1.6 metric tons. He can't even move under his own power.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Naturally. These ones are cannibals and serial rapists.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Or Leopold I was an amateur Sarkicist who used genetic engineering to make sure the bloodline kept growing.
  • Blue Blood: They're descended from the Habsburgs, giving them some of the bluest blood you can have.
  • Body Horror: The infamous "Habsburg Chin" is still alive and well with them, but they also have six rows of teeth, enamel growing over their skin, and generally asymmetrical features, not to mention what happens to their "meat".
  • Cannibal Clan: Being locked in a vault and being influenced by Sarkicism will do that to you.
  • Chest Burster: When SCP-3288 instances impregnate human women, the result is a brood of SCP-3288 babies that chew their way out of the womb, universally resulting in the mother's death.
  • Eats Babies: The SCP-3288 clan beneath Vienna is shown eating a cauldron full of babies, which are implied to be their own.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Sarkicist priestess who teaches Leopold I (which led to him creating SCP-3288) eventually has this reaction to himnote , even demanding that he end his rule and give his possessions to the common people. It doesn't end well for her.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Subverted, as Emperor Maximilian claims they do not eat humans but "vermin". As nobility, they consider the "peasants" they eat to be less than human.
  • Mars Needs Women: As of 2016, SCP-3288 males have begun venturing to the surface and raping women in order to impregnate them with SCP-3288 babies. This is invariably fatal to the women in question, and the SCP-3288 rulers intend to exterminate and replace all humanity in this way: "The meek will beget the strong. The doomed will beget the chosen."
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Sixty of them, arranged into six rows, and each one is far larger than a normal human's.
  • Royal Inbreeding: Practice this to an absurd degree, to the point where Parental Incest and Brother–Sister Incest are the norm rather than the exception.
  • The Social Darwinist: They believe themselves to be the race with the purest blood, and the "peasants" they prey upon to be subhumans. Their goal is to forcibly spread their bloodline, wiping out humanity and conquering the earth.
    SCP-3288-6971: Don't you see? The greedy will devour the charitable, the merciless will ravage the peaceful, and the fornicaters will rape the chaste. We will make the world as perfect as us. We will all be aristocrats in the end.
  • The Aristocrats: They're essentially a literal Aristocrats joke (hence the title) in SCP form, played horrifically instead of comedically.
  • Weakened by the Light: Freak out at massively bright lights, to the point of becoming utterly submissive to whoever controls such lights.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When preying upon the people of Vienna, they single out vulnerable people, which includes unattended children.

SCP-3300 - The Rain
  • Apocalyptic Log: The journal of Margaret Lane, which chronicles what happens during the SCP-3300 events.
  • Dwindling Party: Margaret Lane and her friends over the course of the journal entries. Ultimately they are all replaced.
  • Hostile Weather: The rain marks the demise of the current populace of Clear Water and its replacement with new instances of SCP-3300-1.
  • Kill and Replace: What the replacement of SCP-3300-1 entails. We get to read what happens from the perspective of the victims of this in the journal entries.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: The town of Clear Water, Montana has all of its population replaced entirely once a year, during an anomalous downpour. Worse things happen during the rain as people bleed water and die into vapor and become a part of the rain until they're all replaced.

SCP-3312 - OwO what's this?
  • Curbstomp Battle: Implied when a fully-infected Perry attacks the MTFs in the video log. It's unclear whether he actually injured or killed them, or just threw them into the bodily fluids all over the room.
  • Deconstruction: Of the stereotypical furry fantasy about being completely childish in all mannerisms, which may extend to full-blown infantilism. Fulfilling such a fantasy is not only harmful, but when combined with the obviously animalistic nature of Furry Fandom roleplaying, it quickly turns violent, with affected individuals unable to comprehend the wrongdoings of their actions.
  • Irony: Victims in stage 5 of infection by SCP-3312 start assaulting olliefox - who created the anomaly in the first place - for no discernible reason. Those in prior stages may or may not hate them for some reason, either.
  • Hope Spot: It's implied some ATF members survived Ollie's initial attack on the chatroom and could possibly escape.
  • Meme Acknowledgement: The article briefly mentions affected individuals forming a political party, which subsequently debated on whether or not the "awoo" should be legalized. This is in reference to a common meme among dog enthusiasts.
  • No-Sell: Pre-existing furries are completely immune to its effects - something Apply the Future is not.
  • Pride: Olliefox is so full of themselves and believes they're doing nothing wrong, even though they're brainwashing people into becoming furries with the minds of children. When the other ATF members start turning against them, they sic SCP-3312 on the chatroom which ends with Perry attacking an MTF squadron.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: The ATF members imply SCP-3312 was created to help Ollie sell some merchandise. When it gets out of hand, Ollie becomes increasingly malevolent in their actions, giving up their benevolence forever.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Ollie hits their breaking point with ATF constantly calling them out on their bullshit, they post a picture of SCP-3312 media in the chatroom. It infects everyone and turns Perry especially into a Psychopathic Manchild.

SCP-3333 - Tower
  • The Assimilator: The entities assimilate the staff that have entered the outpost without any suspicion for a long time.
  • Body Horror: Some of the assimilated humans have a decaying skin.
  • Blob Monster: SCP-3333-1, the creatures living inside SCP-3333 are large winged masses with long appendages to absorb their hosts' internal organs.
  • Downer Ending: The staff in charge of SCP-3333 end up being assimilated by the blob entities living in the alternate versions of the outpost which causes an alarm in the Foundation to search anyone possesed by said entities.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Strange winged blob creatures inhabitate the alternate versions of the outpost and try to assimilate any person that enter inside.
  • Eldritch Location: The outposts' ladders lead to identical versions of itself until the top, a dark place with random versions of the outpost and, according to anyone who reached it (they're lying), a mount surrounded by fire. Also, it is the home to a group of blob creatures.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: During the explorations, interferences occur in the camera feed of the staff inside the outpost mostly when they reach the summit. It's actually the entities that switch off the cameras in order to assimilate the personnel involved and seeming like they lost contact for a short period of time.
  • Red Herring: Over the course of the expedition, the climbers claim to see writing on the walls and a burning mountain, neither of which show up on camera. They actually see nothing of the sort; they've already been assimilated, and they're claiming to see things that aren't on camera to give the impression that there are cogitohazards when there's nothing of the sort.

SCP-3323 - R35urr3c710n
  • Big Brother Instinct: Christian McMichaels (PoI-668) is willing to do anything to get his sister back.
  • Fun with Acronyms: According to Christian McMichaels, "Lyves" stands for "Longetivity, Youth and Vitality Endowment Services".
  • L33t L1ng0: The title clearly stands for "Resurrection".
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: Christian attempts to do this with anyone about to commit suicide and has a smartphone with them.

SCP-3344 - Mourning Son
  • Unperson: Anyone who comes into contact with the SCP's father believes the SCP to be dead, and do not interact with him in any meaningful way.

SCP-3355 - St. Nick
  • The Anti-Nihilist: As he puts it,
    SCP-3355: "Dickens wrote once that “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another,” and here’s the fucking deal: I may very well just be a brain in a box. I know that this existence I’m experiencing is simulated, and that it’s probably going to be short and mean and then I’ll probably die. And I might not be able to help all of them, and there will still be kids out there that suffer and experience all the pain and sorrow the world shoves onto them. But fuck, I’m still a soldier. I still have to try. It’s fucking Christmas."
  • Benevolent A.I.: He started out as a population management system (An AI designed to help evacuating civilians in case of a catastrophic event), now he sends gifts to poor kids on Christmas.
  • Pet the Dog: The Foundation simply set up a charity as a front to hide his existence.
  • Santa Claus: He labels his gifts from “St. Nick”.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Population management system N1-CK became “St. Nick” deliver of gifts to poor children

SCP-3393 - For Your Eyes Only

  • Easy Amnesia: Any information regarding SCP-3393 is immediately rendered illegible or forgotten, and can only be remembered through powerful mnestic drugs.
  • Painting the Fourth Wall: A subtle and clever instance: The Special Containment Procedures are put at the end of the document because they give away that the document is intended to distract SCP-3393 before Eta-10 seals off their means of escape.
  • Schmuck Bait: The entire document is this for SCP-3393, who obsessively consumes information about themselves.
  • Second-Person Narration: The document specifically addresses the reader as the anomaly it's trying to contain.

    3400- 3599 
SCP-3434 - ...And We'd Rather Remain in Darkness
  • Call-Back: Several of the E-3434 instances interviewed mention events that occurred in tales present on the site and one is implied to be the person SCP-343 removed from existence for doubting him. Also to the Foundation/MTF motto "We die in the darkness so you can live in the light" which was on the 3000 Horror Contest page and twisted into "He sews kindhearted sin contagiously. Think evil."
  • Death Is Cheap: Averted for Foundation personnel, as they retain the trauma from their experiences even after they are reborn.
  • Reality Ensues: SCP-3434 is characterized by the fetus attempting to prevent itself from being born. They fail over 90% of the time because they are still physically newborns.
  • Reincarnation: The root of SCP-3434. It's revealed that every affected infant has memories of their previous lives; more specifically, their deaths.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: SCP-3434-affected children can speak and retain full memories of how it was they died.

SCP-3440 - The Marvellously Macabre Mechanical Marionette Matinee
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: The monstrously evil Herman Fuller was subjected to the same terrible fate that he subjected many of his performers to.
  • And I Must Scream: It's implied that anyone turned into a marionette for the Matinee is still conscious, including Fuller, who damn well deserved it.
  • Dead Guy Puppet: The SCP is a marionette theatre that uses prepared corpses as its puppets, sending electro-thaumic waves through metallic strings to make them perform. Shows are programmed into giant wax cylinders like a player piano.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The SCP, in its reported state, is a result of Icky and Manny leading an uprising against Fuller - and winning. The battle itself isn't described anywhere on the site, but the lead-in is depicted in "There Are No Strings on Me".
  • People Puppets: All the puppets in the theatre were presumably created from still-living performers.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The SCP was upgraded from Safe to Euclid due to Fuller's consciousness showing through at times.
  • Villain Song: Icky and Manny programmed Fuller's corpse to perform one in their personalized show cylinder.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The intended purpose of the Matinee - Fuller would turn rebellious performers into corpse-puppets to keep them obedient forever.

SCP-3443 - Placeholder
  • Brown Note: Trying to think that it exists results in things ranging from Laser-Guided Amnesia to K-class scenarios.
  • Mind Screw: Invoked Trope. It's always considered non-existent and the Foundation asserts that knowledge of it is hypothetical and yet they try to eliminate instances of it. Keep in mind, that is how it's "contained".
  • Recursive Reality: The message from the Anti-Memetics Division doctor at the end describes dealing with examples of SCP-3443 as "On the off chance any SCP-3443 does exist, it's probably helping us against that too."

SCP-3470 - Harry Potter's Revenge
  • Cool Car: It's a turquoise Ford Anglia 105E. The second one is the same car in black.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: The driver initially puts out its hand to make driving signals, but when going in for the kill it turns it around to reveal two functioning human eyeballs on its palm.
  • Expy: It's noted by the team sent to investigate its "nest" to be visually the same as the Weasley's flying car.
  • The Faceless: The driver of the car's face is noted to always be obscured by fog on the windshield.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Despite all of the Foundation's resources, we never do get to know how 3470 eats it's prey.
  • Wham Line: When the team sent to investigate it's nest is confronted by the car upon collecting some of it's eggs, one noticeable feature causes an Oh, Crap! reaction from one of the members.
    L3: SCP-3470 is supposed to be, uh, turquoise, right? That one was black.

SCP-3500 - Instructions Unclear, Got Dick Stuck in Roget
  • Author Avatar: The anomaly affects several Foundation personnel who are these to their authors, causing said authors' personal work to spill out (or collapse inward, rather) into their world as a large amount of clones. This is because the authors involved have cranked out a ton of SCPs, which is putting strain on the Foundation universe.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A complete unifying of all Foundation narratives would be a complete and utter chaotic mess. The Foundation only realizes this when it's too late and the damage is already done.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Foundation's attempt to take the matter of fixing the "there is no canon" issue in their world into their own hands led to catastrophic damages to their layer of the multiverse.
  • No Fourth Wall: Part of the Operation OverMeta canon, where the Foundation acknowledges their existence as fictional entities in a multiverse of fictional narratives, below their authors. There are also many, many references to actual site procedure, such as the Grand Crosslinking, the Series 4 page, the 3000 contest, and the authors themselves in relation to S. Andrew Swann's SCP-001 proposal and their characters. In addition, SCP-3500 is the result of the Grand Crosslinking and prolific authors putting extreme stress on the Foundation's layer of the narrative multiverse, and to prevent reality from converging into a cesspool of chaos, the Foundation has resorted to manipulating the authors to avoid crosslinking, while targeting Roget (the author) specifically.

SCP-3519 - These Quiet Days
  • After the End: By the end of the article, there's only one known survivor.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The SCP-3519 article itself qualifies as one to an extent.
  • Downer Ending: SCP-3519 is neutralized only because March 5th has passed and now there's nobody left alive for it to affect.
  • Driven to Suicide: Being affected by SCP-3519 results in people suffering this fate to avoid the apocalypse they believe awaits on March 5th. Nearly everyone on Earth has killed themselves by March 5th.
  • Meaningful Name: Or number in this case. SCP-3519 is the belief the world will end on March 5th, 2019. Or 3/5/19 according to normal methods of writing the date in the United States.
  • Prophecy Twist: SCP-3519 takes the form of a memetic plague that convinces those affected an apocalyptic event will occur on March 5th, 2019. There is no sign of any apocalyptic event on that date except for the near-total demise of humanity as a result of SCP-3519-induced mass suicides.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Neil deGrasse Tyson is the only person in the interview excerpt who isn't fully convinced of SCP-3519's plausibility.
    • Rory Jones, the lone confirmed survivor, may also qualify. That is, assuming choosing to live as the last person on Earth qualifies as "sane."
  • Real-Person Fic: Anderson Cooper, Kellyanne Conway and Neil deGrasse Tyson all appear in an interview excerpt included in the article. Donald Trump is also alluded to via a tweet about the apocalypse but is never identified by name. Pope Francis also appears, if only for the Global Occult Coalition to forcibly sequester him so he can't absolve those who kill themselves because of SCP-3519 in an attempt prevent further suicides.
  • Twenty Minutes In The Future: The setting of the article. Justified by the fact that SCP-3519 causes an apocalypse, which would make setting it in the immediate present impractical.

    3600- 3699 
SCP-3602 - The Monkey King's Legacy
  • Civilized Animal: They are capable of using tools and utilizing fire as a source of warmth.
  • Immortality: SCP-3602-A instances are immortal.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: SCP-3602-B instances are the children of the SCP-3602-A instances, but unlike them are mortal, having similar lifespans to ordinary golden snub-nosed monkeys.
  • Self-Immolation: SCP-3602-A-9 attempted to do this to herself, but failed due to her immortality.
  • Talking Animal: They can talk, preferring to use Mandarin.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: This is SCP-3602-A-9's reasoning for trying to kill herself; she feels bitter about having to live like the animal she once was after challenging the gods.

SCP-3607 - Residence Evil
  • Bigger on the Inside: The SCP is a two-story house; however, Devin ████'s bedroom contains a space that is much larger than normally possible.
  • Gravity Screw: The spatial anomaly in Devin's bedroom also affects its gravity.
  • Shout-Out: The name is a nod to Resident Evil.

    3700- 3799 
SCP-3700 - Tides of War
  • Combat Tentacles: SCP-3700-2 has 13 retractable octopus tentacles across its body.
  • Eye Beams: Two of SCP-3700-1's eyes can shoot lasers of gamma radiation.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite SCP-3700-1's freaky appearance, it is not hostile unless SCP-3700-2, who is hostile, shows up.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: SCP-3700-2 can vomit up SCP-3456 instances, which are centaur-like entities themed after the Horsemen.
  • Kaiju: SCP-3700-1 is a friendly but enormous and deadly arthropod six kilometers in length, with claws, clubs, and Eye Beams. SCP-3700-2 is a giant and very angry pelican eel which can control the weather, breathe fire, and has 13 retractable Combat Tentacles.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of the most recent recorded battle, both SCP-3700 instances die to each other's attacks. However, the MTF deployed to the containment area notices that it isn't over just yet...
  • Sequel Hook: More like "Supplementary tale/new SCP hook," but when SCP-3700-1 and SCP-3700-2 are Killed Off for Real, the MTF monitoring them notices dangerous amounts of gamma radiation in the water, and something trying to contact the surface. However, command denies their requests to explore the waters beneath them, ending the SCP on a cliffhanger.
  • Take a Third Option: Like SCP-3240, SCP-3700 uses the Hiemal object class to indicate that containment of SCP-3700 can create new, entirely different anomalies unless handled correctly.
  • Weather Manipulation: SCP-3700-2 can manipulate the weather in the area surrounding it to enter dangerous, harsh storm conditions, unless SCP-3700-1 beats it first.

SCP-3713 - All The World's A Stage
  • The Musical: SCP-3713 turns the lives of random people into musical theater.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: SCP-3713 sounds pretty funny at first, but an event in Puerto Rico shows it's been targeting the traumatic memories of one specific individual...
  • Performance Anxiety: SCP-3713 appears to stem from an "audience" interested in Camila Marquez, a Puerto Rican woman who suffered from stage fright as a child and was found injured in the woods near her school. Camila ends up so traumatized by her experiences with 3713 that she develops a fear of movies, theater, and the sun.
  • Shout-Out: The titular phrase is taken from As You Like It.

SCP-3737 - Rainbow Bridge
  • Another Dimension: The SCP is an interdimensional anomaly that manifests as a tropical island, and can only be accessed by SCP-3737-1 (the titular bridge).
  • Back from the Dead: The SCP appears to have the pets of visitors that died when the visitors were children living on it.

SCP-3755 - Guess How Many
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The caption for the page image says "This image is known to be able to induce SCP-3755-1."
  • Meaningful Name: Or number in this case. The SCP number is 3755, and individuals affected by it are usually able to accurately say the number of items in a set of 755 similar items.

SCP-3780 - Who Shot J.F.K.?

    3800- 3999 

SCP-3812 - The Higher Narrative
  • Meta Fiction: The entry for it discusses the possibilities of beings so much higher in reality that they can be more or less considered gods by those below them and that those above them are their gods able to change the "narrative" of anything below them while crudely affecting their own "narrative". At one point one of the higher beings warps reality to apologize for its creation and claims it to be above both him and the being above him. He claims that he got in some serious trouble for making it by his superiors. It turns out that this being is the SCP's literal author in our world. The being above him is either the wiki or the whole community. The SCP is higher than both because it has achieved a level of renown that it affects those who read about it, thus taking on a life of its own.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The Foundation's Hume counters (which measure reality warpers' relative power) can't measure SCP-3812 at all. No one knows if that's because his Readings Are Off the Scale, or if his powers are somehow fundamentally different from other reality warpers. The implication is that SCP-3812 is different because he's from a higher narrative level. Prior reality warpers were localized to this narrative, so their powers only extended this far.
  • Reality Warper: It wiped out no less than three countries that tried to fight it, then wiped out almost all memory of those countries, then when the SCP Foundation discovered this, it continuously tries to wipe out the log of the event. Each time the event is relogged by people who remember the original entry. The process that allows people to not completely forget the event is called a kind of "'dirty' alteration" as not all of that piece of reality is wiped out. There are listed several events like this of various severities.
  • Was Once a Man: It was once a normal African-American man named Sam Howell. Shortly, after he died in 1996, he phased through the ground and started wandering.

SCP-3847 - If only I could talk with birds
  • Talking Animal: Anyone who enters the SCP-affected area hears the vocalizations of birds and snakes in this manner. However, recordings of birds prove that this is only a change in human perception that causes this effect.
  • You Are Not Alone:
    • Some of the bird vocalizations (referred to as SCP-3847-1) tend to be along the lines of this:
    He will not be alone. It is with your help, and he appreciates that.
    Share your burden with me. I will understand.
    The machine will keep him happy, just like we will keep you happy.
    Time to study some scrolls. I will accompany you.
    Why not come join us in the field? We will sing for you.
    You don't have to feel lonely here. We are here for you, always will be.
    • Inverted with one snake vocalization (referred to as SCP-3847-2):
    You're very much alone. Just like he is now.

SCP-3856 - Researcher Lloyd, Destroyer of Worlds
  • Expendable Alternate Universe: Many (many) alternate-universe Foundations deal with their own Researcher Lloyd by deporting him to another universe, so his inevitable death will be that universe's problem instead. Dealing with all these Lloyd's is rapidly becoming a major issue of para-universal politics.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • The Foundation attempted to skirt the requirements by firing Lloyd, but it turns out that doesn't work.
    • One alt-universe Foundation did successfully neutralize Lloyd for several years by erasing him before he was born. Then that particular Foundation got a little carried away with "retrocausal containment", and wound up erasing the technology they used to erase Lloyd, which resulted in Lloyd (and the rest of humanity) dying in a global nuclear war.
  • Save This Person, Save the World: If Lloyd dies, the universe will take all of humanity along with him. At minimum.

SCP-3880 - ILLEST RAIN SOUNDS ∞ Hours No Looping - White Noise, Nature/Healing/Ambient, Meditation/Insomnia/Study ASMR [ORIGINAL]
  • A God Am I: DJ Chaac apparently sees himself to be this, describing himself as a literal storm god even though he's also claimed to be any other number of supernatural entities that could theoretically influence the rain.
  • Magitek: DJ Chaac is able to put what are essentially magic seals on his accounts to prevent them from being taken down.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When Chaac is contemplating the ramifications of the Three Portlands contractor taking his stream down, he briefly implies that his storms sustain at least a significant amount of land, making him one step away from being a Hiemal-class entity.
  • Obliviously Evil: Genuinely believes that his storms are there purely for others' enjoyment, despite the fact that his "party," tropical storm Calypso, killed people.
  • Reality Warper: DJ Chaac is an entity of unclear description who creates rainstorms to use as ASMR for YouTube streams.

SCP-3883 - Dildos Have Dreams Too

  • Cerebus Roller Coaster: The extended logs shift back-and-forth between cathartic and/or hilarious changes made to exposed media and Dr. Naismith freaking out over the actual implications of the device. Especially when someone considered using it on SCP-2614 - you know, the one where the Foundation dug too deep into the narrative multiverse and found an inanimate personification of the demiurge?
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: After sniping the "masters" in Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom in the real world, SCP-3922-A instances stationed in Corbenic haul them away and place them into People Jars filled with a viscous solution that is apparently extremely painful. The article states that the film shows them in grotesque detail for eight hours, but in reality, they will be there for eternity, as Corbenic heals any and all wounds received.
  • Expy: The SCP-3922-A instances kill the original Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail using an expy of the Holy Hand Grenade.
  • Kayfabe: When SCP-3922 is exposed to a recording of WCW Bash At The Beach 1996, the SCP-3922-A instances show up as pro wrestlers, and defeat the heels with standard wrestling moves.
  • Make an Example of Them: In their "improved" version of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, SCP-3922-A torture the "masters" for eight hours. Then, instead of the usual SCP-3922 end card (reading "YOU ARE WATCHED - YOU ARE PROTECTED - YOU ARE LOVED"), the film ends with a red version of their sigil and the text, "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED".
  • Meaningful Name: The number is one digit away from SCP-2922, which refers to the main access point into Corbenic. This article reveals that the ☽☽☽ Initiative uses Corbenic as a base of operations (much to the dismay of the Bogal Mountain Prefecture.)
  • Moral Guardians: The device alters the narrative of media it is placed next to to eliminate immoral behavior, further elaborating on the anti-war motives of the ☽☽☽ Initiative. After the mess the device made with Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, it's pretty clear they're extremely pissed about what kind of stuff the media's showing to people nowadays.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Literally. SCP-3922-A instances always carry a device that is extremely convenient to their current situation, assuming such a device is needed in the first place.
  • Off the Rails: In some cases, the SCP-3922-A instances intervene at the very start of a story, either ending it before it can begin (as in The Straight Story and Bioshock Infinite) or turning it into a completely different story about the ☽☽☽ Initiative spreading freedom and punishing the wicked (as in A Clockwork Orange and Nineteen Eighty-Four).
  • Oh, Crap!: Dr. Naismith in the extended logs when he realizes that the events caused by SCP-3922 being exposed to A New Hope pose a non-zero chance of the ☽☽☽ Initiative actually getting their hands on the Death Star.
    • After watching the SCP's effects on Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Researcher Paulsen realizes that the device is indeed a proxy of the ☽☽☽ Initiative.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: If a situation gets really hairy, like in A New Hope, SCP-3922-A instances will forcibly teleport their targets to Corbenic (from SCP-2922) and deal with them there. They're also well-aware that Corbenic is an afterlife and will exploit this to no end, as seen in the redacted changes made to Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Par for the course with the ☽☽☽ Initiative's antics. Case-in-point, SCP-3922-A instances monitored a pornography to keep things consensual with rocket launchers.
  • Wham Episode: Exposing the device to SCP-2835 reveals that Paddy suffers from suicidal depression and is a Death Seeker, but can't kill himself due to cartoon logic.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When the Foundation exposes SCP-3922 to an episode of Barney the Dinosaur, the sole SCP-3922-A instance chews out the Foundation for wanting to see Barney vaporized.
  • The Worf Effect: The Foundation tries deploying SCP-3922 on an episode of SCP-993. It doesn't work: Bobble uses a slingshot to shoot out an instance of SCP-2578-D (one of the Initiative's starships which is used to carry out executions of tyrants), reverse-engineers it, and makes quick work of SCP-3922-A.
    • Further exposing SCP-1733 to the device results in the people in the playback begging for help. When that doesn't work, they beat the living piss out of the 3922-A instances.
    • On the flip side, when exposing SCP-1981 to 3922, the 3922-A instances force Reagan to deliver a coherent speech. SCP-1981-1 is seen sitting in handcuffs. Literally nothing anomalous happens besides Reagan suggesting that America and Russia work together to overthrow the Bogal Mountain Prefecture.
    • SCP-3922-A instances can't get into experimental films like La Jetée... yet.
    • El Santo is the only pro wrestler to defeat an SCP-3922-A instance in the ring.

SCP-3930 - The Pattern Screamer
  • Alien Geometries: At first, the patterns the mind invents to cover up the nonexistant space that is SCP-3930 are quite consistent with themselves. But as things proceed, and more and more needs to be made up, the mind can't quite keep up and starts screwing it up, leading to curtains behind curtains behind curtains all the way to the back, doors that disappear to leave just a window, and generally inconsistent dimensions. It's mostly noticeable when taxed, such as someone going into the void and stopping existing entirely, forcing the brain to come up with the entire expedition that comes afterwards, with the inconsistent geometries that happen then being partly because they're expected, and partly because the brain simply made a mistake. And perhaps, partly, because there was some lingering thought from another source that influenced it too.
  • And I Must Scream: A living paradox, brought into existence by brains that couldn't handle something that doesn't exist and overwriting it with their own invented perceptions which piled up until they formed something that can sort-of exist, can think, and can understand it shouldn't be, yet it is and is not at the same time, made by something that exists without any of these problems. Life as a living paradox like this is horrifying enough to this clump of thought given ambiguous form that it suffers, it screams, and more importantly it hates. Existence is pain to a Pattern Screamer, and it will lash out towards those who made it be until it stops.
  • Deader Than Dead: While not stated explicitly this is the nature of those who walked into the anomaly, which is why it works to contain it. After all, you have to exist to be dead, and the people that entered the void don't.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Pattern Screamers are perfectly happy not existing, in a way that implies there is something there to not exist. And when human thought makes them exist, they take their form from the lingering inventions humans superimpose over this void, the equivalent of creating something from the "shapes" you see in clouds without actually making them from the clouds themselves, as well as the contradictions between these perceptions as the brain struggles to keep inventing things that make sense to cover this reality with. Born from what happens when complete inventions to cover literal nonexistence start piling up where that nonexistence begins, until they're complex enough to think, and realize what they are: Something that doesn't exist, but now does too, made from thoughts of things that don't really exist meeting actual, perfect nonexistence. It's all terribly confusing, when it comes to true nonexistence. Now imagine this confusion, this paradox, being what made you. This is what fills them with hatred, both of existing themselves and of us, because not only did we make them, we actually exist properly.
  • Eldritch Location: SCP-3930 itself. It's nothing. As in, literally nothing. A "space" that isn't really a space, where nothing exists at all. Nothing emitted or absorbed, nothing coming out or going in, nothing moving or being still, no energy, no matter. No size. No shape. Nothing. And anything going in will stop existing the moment it does, becoming nothing. Perfectly comprehensible in paper, but the mind is a little too good in finding patterns when there's nothing, and thus it invents something to fill it up, some more Russian wilderness to match the one that surrounds it, maybe a building too. And it can't handle someone walking in and stopping existing completely, so it just makes up what happens next following along with what it thinks will happen, until interrupted or the fantasy can come to a neat end that makes sense. Perfect nothingness is quite natural by the universe's standards, it's what all reality stands on, but for a mind used to existence it makes no sense at all, and it prefers something that does. And where nothing and something meet, right at the edge of this void, these things minds invent tend to accumulate, and the only way to get rid of these stray thoughts before they merge into something worse is to send those who thought them into the void, to stop existing too.
  • Mind Screw: The ambiguously existent nature of these things, and the difficulty of really understanding what true nothingness really is, and what it really means for something to not exist in any way, makes it quite difficult to write about it all.
  • Soviet Superscience: It's unknown if the Soviets simply found this Perfect Nothing there, in the middle of the Russian wilderness, or somehow managed to bring it there, but they were the ones in charge of the site before the Soviet Union came apart, and it was all handed to the Foundation.
  • Tortured Monster: All a Pattern Screamer really wants to do is stop existing, and perhaps get back at those existing things that made it exist in the first place. And if the only way to do so is to drag them screaming into the void to force them to disappear, so be it.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The mind cannot grasp literal nothingness, and so it overwrites it with patterns taken from what it known, and what surrounds it. Even in electronic depictions, such as cameras, photos and recordings, it will invent what it sees when the equipment is clearly showing absolutely nothing. It will even invent people wholesale if they walk into this nothingness and cease to exist suddenly, with their subsequent actions and words, right until "perception" stops and this "shadow" is gone, because the brain stopped making it up. And in inventing these things from whole cloth, they tend to linger in the border between this nothing and the rest; too many of them lingering, and a Pattern Screamer can be born.

SCP-3966 - Falling Out
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The root cause of SCP-3966 is the webs of a species of spider operating in the fourth dimension.
  • Foreshadowing: The nightmares those infected with SCP-3966-A have are full of spiders.
  • Paranoia Fuel: SCP-3966 provides an explanation for the sensation of feeling like you're falling while sleeping: It's to escape the webbing of 4-dimensional spiders.
  • Red Herring: When multiple researchers start mentioning similar nightmares, the Foundation immediately suspects some sort of memetic hazard may be involved. They couldn't be further from the truth.
  • Shout-Out: Flatland is mentioned as a means of explaining how we would perceive a 4-D entity.
  • Shown Their Work: The author includes quite a bit of detail about neuroscience and Quaternions in the article.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Knowledge of neuroscience and 4D geometry is required to understand the SCP fully. The article at best provides a basic explanation of the important bits about Quaternions (which assumes that the reader understands complex numbers), but basically none at all about the neurochemistry.

UNDEFINED - Containment Chamber #3942

SCP-3999 - I Am At The Center of Everything That Happens To Me
  • Bittersweet Ending: SCP-3999 is ultimately neutralized by Researcher Talloran but he dies in the process.
  • Determinator: Researcher Talloran. After millions of years of torture unfolding from his perspective, he not only keeps his sanity, but actively continues to fight against his captor the entire time. In the SCP Foundation universe, where people lose their sanity as a result of being merely tortured by paranormal entities for decades,, Talloran's sheer resillience is a remarkable thing in the Foundation universe.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Talloran brings reality under order for a while, then conducts an interview with SCP-3999 and proceeds to mock it for repeatedly torturing him through exceedingly cruel and stupid methods.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Talloran actually overcomes his captor, ending the continuous rewriting of reality, at the cost of his own life.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Researcher Talloran's view on everything happening to him. He does not appreciate the monkier of "3D printer".
  • Eldritch Abomination: More than likely, though we don't know. The most probable theory? The author of the story. Or the story itself.
  • Heroic Sacrifice Researcher Talloran succeeds in terminating SCP-3999, but dies doing so.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: The entire article, which surprisingly avoids Makes Just as Much Sense in Context. Considering that one of the SCP-001 proposals is a series of containment procedures for the very authors writing the articles on the wiki itself, complete with plans to kill them in the event of emergency, and several other articles are heavily metafictional, this isn't nearly as nonsensical as it appears at first, though still incredibly strange.
  • Living Macguffin: Researcher Talloran is heavily connected to SCP-3999. It is indicated SCP-3999 has been tormenting him for (from his perspective) millions of years. And of course, SCP-3999 is the author struggling to find some situation to put Talloran in prior to the SCP-3000 contest.
  • Malignant Plot Tumor: Seemingly played straight, but reduced to being discussed due to the article being Meta Fiction. Near the beginning, the Special Containment Procedures mention SCP-3999 being contained in an Alternate Universe composed entirely of SCP-2432 instances. It then proceeds to drone on about the inner workings of said universe before cutting back to the article's nature.
  • Meta Fiction: One of the most blatant examples on the site. The article acknowledges its fictionality at times, even going so far as to describe the author writing it, culminating in the author himself telling the reader on the wiki how he came up with the idea for the article, which was a submission for the SCP-3000 contest on the website.
  • Mind Screw: From paradoxical and nonsensical descriptions to crude humor to containment procedures which make no sense and even an absolute lack of a Fourth Wall towards the end, this article definitely fits. Though at the end, there is an actual set of containment procedures which makes more sense.
  • Mind Screw: The bulk of the article qualifies given that the containment procedures and description seem rambling and are rife with struck-through sentences and nonsensical statements. Justified because SCP-3999 is screwing around with reality to torment Researcher Talloran. The end portion provides what the actual database entry presumbly looks like and it is brief and direct. The SCP itself, as well as Talloran's torment, is laden with symbolism about the writing process (hence the struck-out sentences, representing discarded ideas) and the author's mental state as he tries to write the SCP.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: We are never explicitly told what SCP-3999 actually is and all of its dialogue is unable to be read.
  • No Fourth Wall: The fourth wall is broken so pervasively as to be this. The SCP-3000 contest is one of the things listed as what SCP-3999 actually is. One struck-out section explicitly tells personnel to remember SCP-3999 is a fictional entity created over the author's spring break and one section of the article details specifically how the article came to be made by the author. On a deeper level, the underlying premise of the SCP is the process of writing while suffering a Creator Breakdown.
  • Self-Deprecation: "Cliche lists that look like they were written by a crazy person" is part of the listed possible descriptions of SCP-3999. And there's also the part of the article that calls the site's members a community of loser horror writers who argue like children about politics.
  • Shout-Out: One of the containment procedures listed says SCP-3999 is to be contained via Mr. and Mrs. Dursley. The article also paraphrases the song Penny Lane by The Beatles at one point, and SCP-3999 is listed as (among other things) being the concept of The Grinch, every word spoken by AM in I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and the documentary Nanook of the North.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Overlaps with Meta Fiction. The author did get the #6 spot on the contest, and after all, he was the one tormenting Talloran for all those millions of years.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The entity and its coherency loses more and more of it as Talloran simply refuses to break after millions of years of Mind Rape. By the end of it, Talloran calls it a pathetic bully that is sabotaging its own conquest of the world simply because it can't force him to do what it wants.
  • Wham Line: Its object class is Apollyon (the same as SCP-2317). And the first line of the description indicates it is in the process of destroying and/or restructuring reality, which it does over the course of the article.

Alternative Title(s): SCP Foundation SC Ps 3000 To 3999