These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
SCP-076-2 is constantly bored unless killing something, can produce an infinite quantity of weapons, and respawns on death. He is a videogame character.
Clef (the creator) sees Clef (the character) and Kondraki as having an inimical view of eachother. However, many Foundation tales written by others depict Clef and Kondraki to be more like Vitriolic Best Buds (without the "best" part, at least). This is horribly subverted in Incident 239-B when Kondraki snaps Clef's neck out of pure rage.
SCP-173 isn't a homicidal statue which loses the ability to move when a human is looking at it. Rather, it's a piece of art that wants people to look at it, and so is content to stay still when someone is looking at it. If someone is present but no one is looking at it, it tries to force that person to look at it, but since it doesn't know its own strength it ends up snapping their necks when it tries. A bit weakened by the fact it will do this to someone looking straight at it when they blink (which would not be helped by moving someone's head around). And due to this page, appropriately titled "crunch". Of cause, there is no canon and you can ignore that story.
SCP-085, "Cassy": Moeblob who has her every wish tended to by the Foundation or a good-natured entity stuck in a horrifyingly lonely and alienating existence?
Are We Cool Yet?: People tend to either despise them as douchey hipster warlocks who plaster their inane catchphrase on everything or love them as a new and fresh Group of Interest with a disorganized, guerilla art mentality that allows for plenty of possibility. The tendency of some authors to needlessly shoehorn in an AWCY reference into random articles has not helped.
Fandom Berserk Button: It's "SCP". Not "SPC". (If you make the typo, somone's bound to joke that it means "Shark Punching Center".)
Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the snacks SCP-261 produced was a Pepsi drink flavored with dragonfruit that the Foundation said PepsiCo did not produce. In 2012, the real PepsiCo did produce a dragonfruit flavored Pepsi called Pepsi X to promote the show The X Factor.
Hype Backlash: 682 and Able are almost reviled by some members for being so ridiculously popular. It doesn't help that they're the leading causes of Broken Base on the site, either.
Iron Woobie: SCP-053, a little girl that induces homicidal hatred in anyone over the age of 3 around her. Considering she'll never be able to interact with anyone, even her own parents, without being violently attacked, its hard not to feel sorry for her. Despite that, she always seems to be cheerful and have a the same bright-eyed disposition any child would have.
One interpretation of 682, if you think about it from its point of view. Not only is it surrounded by creatures which, to its eyes, are so completely disgusting it can't bear to be near them without attacking them, but they keep it in an acid bath to stop it doing so and only take it out to perform painful, humiliating, and (in the case of its reaction to SCP-173) terrifying experiments on it.
Averted with SCP-076-2. Despite being (some argue) overpowered and (everyone agrees) a total badass, Able is not written as likable in any way, is not always victorious, is not the center of attention, and is not (thankfully, or there'd be a lot of badfic) capable of forming relationships. The wiki has an unofficial Mary-Sueness threshold called "The Able Line"—if a humanoid SCP is more of a superherobeing than Able, it probably sucks. Also, Able turns out to be a homicidal maniac who now hates everything.
Deconstructed with SCP-056, a being that changes its form to always be better than everyone/everything else present — among dogs, it appears as a bigger/fancier/better-groomed dog; given an IQ test, it scores 30 points higher than the smartest person in the room; in a gym, it can always lift 30 lbs more than the strongest person in the room; with no one present, it'll focus on the surveillance camera and turn into a better one. Anyone talking to it for too long usually ends up violently hating it. Its incredible narcissism doesn't help.
It has gotten to the point that the Foundation will not use it against SCP-682 for fear of there now being an even stronger SCP-682 let loose in the world, and it has been in the termination of one of the aforementioned Marty Stu characters.
Played straight with SCPs such as 316-D, who are blatant self inserts. They used to be promptly terminated in amusing reports such as this, but nowadays they're just deleted. Because the decomming of aforementioned self-inserts actually started birthing others - namely, the researchers, who gave themselves god-like competence in order to deal with them. While those over-the-top adventures are still in continuity, the writers are trying really hard to avoid that sort of writing in the future.
Memetic Badass: Dr. Clef is immune to seduction because his crotch is a hand, and that hand holds a gun.
SCP-682 "The Hard-to-Destroy Reptile"
Memetic Molester: SCP-106, mostly due to him looking like a typical creepy smiling old man.
Their dealings with 352 are more worrying. 352 is Baba Yaga; carnivorous, strong, fast, tough, fond of human flesh, and rated Keter for her aggression. It's been discovered that while she likes human flesh, she prefers the flesh of young infants. They are considering altering her diet to accommodate this fact. However, altering 352's diet isn't so horrifying when you consider that SCP-604 can turn normal food into infant flesh. So, theoretically, they won't need to go kidnap (or breed) children for 352.
MST3K Mantra - Any contributor who asks the senior staff about some of the more questionable aspects of the setting's backstory - like where the Foundation keeps getting like Class D personnel (even in the United States, there are only so many people serving life sentences/on death row), or where do they keep getting the billions of dollars that would logically be necessary to keep everything running - will be greeting with this. If the contributor catches them on a good day, he or she may get a Hand Wave explanation, but even then, they will urge the contributor not to overthink it too much.
Narm: The bit about skeletons coming to life and hanging themselves from the otherwise excellently creepy 097.
166, which sounds like the premise of some awful hentai.
Nausea Fuel: Your imagination filling in the details for the DATA EXPUNGED bits on the really creepy SCPs.
The uncensored report for SCP-835 also qualifies. Urghh...
25% of casualties among soldiers sent to explore 835 were due to "aspiration of vomit" and suits were specially designed with equipment to counter any further deaths by said cause. They had to specially design diving suits so that when people vomited in them out of sheer disgust, they wouldn't drown in their own vomit and die.
which are funny if not childish. Then we have SCP-682-J, which are his drawings of SCP-682 and his versions of it's descripton. One of the picture is SCP-682 eating a researcher. Accidental Nightmare Fuel at it's finest.
Humorous "Added notes" regarding why the Doctors are no longer able/allowed to do so-and-so or a humorous event happening (often with commentary along the lines of "Seriously, what the hell, people?") can lighten up otherwise dark articles. Note that, humorous addenda are increasingly frowned upon, precisely because of this trope.
Reading the entry for a genuinely frightening SCP can have its impact taken away when you move on to an indestructible pizza box.
Not according to the other wiki. The episode with the weeping angels was filmed sometime before March 2007 (the short-story which is the basis for it was written sometime in 2006). SCP-173 was written "back in 2007". So, more likely neither is based on the other.
SCP-198. You'll be picking up cups very gingerly for the next week or so.
SCP-096. Any photograph you view could contain even a single pixel of it, and you don't even have to be consciously aware that you saw it - at that point, it will come after you, and it will kill you.
SCP-650, though not apparently dangerous, literally does nothing but teleport right behind you as soon as you turn around to scare you. You'll always be waiting to see it whenever you turn to leave a room...
And others, especially if you wonder what's behind all those ████████ and [DATA EXPUNGED]s.
One Bad Mother, written by Dr. Mann. Combining Mr. Seahorse with Herr Chirurg, two-into-one body grafting and one of the most mentally depraved individuals the Foundation boasts was sure to lead to a lot of vomiting. It's played for laughs, though, and non-canon because no way in hell would the Foundation allow anyone (specifically two men) to start an active relationship with an SCP like Herr Chirurg, let alone bear their child. But still...
Stoic Woobie: Cain, he shows very little emotion despite the fact that he cannot touch any plant life or even anything derived from plant life, such as pizza and bread and paper. It sucks to be Cain sometimes.
SCP-042. A formerly winged horse, now in suicidal depression.
SCP-187 is a seer. Specifically, she sees whatever significant changes the things she's looking at will undergo. She had to be fed intravenously for months because whenever she looked at food, she saw it digested.
SCP-105, a normal teenage girl who was framed for the murder of her boyfriend and is now a prisoner for the rest of her life.
SCP-085 ("Cassy"), thanks to accidental exposure to the report on her nature, is now fully aware of her 2D status and her subsequent limitations. She immediately became clinically depressed at the realization as to how lonely she really was.
SCP-1324. An extraordinarily sensitive anteater that is harmed by even the faintest of stimuli, but just wants to be friendly to the personnel
SCP-590. A young man who has the power to heal injuries, both mental and physical, with a touch, taking them into himself. The Foundation use him as a disease repository to clean out personnel who get sick. Then he was given mental retardation after being used to take so many injuries that they basically wiped out his mind as a form of Mercy Kill. This was done by Dr. Bright, who is SCP-590's brother. What makes it worse it the results of experimentation with SCP-978, the camera that shows you a photo of what a person desires when photographed.
Photographed Activity: Subject is playing with blocks.
Photo Result: SCP-590's face is close up to the camera, filling the entire photo. His hands are displayed as if pressed against the lens. His mouth is open, and tears fill his eyes.
SCP-135 is a young girl who promotes rapid, uncontrolled cell growth around her. She is always in fetal position, has never been observed to move, and is continuously being buried under a mass of plant/fungal matter and micro-organisms. Her organs are ruptured, and she has no skin. And EEGs have "confirmed full brain activity." When she was found, she was in a ball of growth with her biological mother. Her mother was covered in cancerous cells, presumably caused by SCP-135. Considering the permanent torture she is going through, the fact that she is conscious for all of it, and that she must be going through some serious guilt for presumably unintentionally killing her own mother, it's hard to not weep for her a little. Read the article closer and we learn that she's was like that since before she was born. She might not even understand what happened, since she never left her mother's womb.
SCP-507 is an Everyman who periodically shifts into alternate earths every two weeks or so. These are rarely pleasant places. When he shifts back, he is usually curled into a ball crying.
SCP-1951. A non malicious entity of living radiation. Unable to interact with regular people (as a few unlucky guards found out) he apparently made himself a family. A wife, and a few kids... which were wiped out by Gv20 EMP grenades, due to the increased levels of radiation they were producing. The poor guy left a last message, and hasn't appeared again since.
SCP-1467, a man who is in a constant state of fading out of existence and will disappear completely if he isn't reminded of his own name periodically. He's starting to lose it.
451, an agent who, after being exposed to some sort of anomalous artifact, became unable to see or communicate with anyone else, even indirectly. He thinks he's the only survivor of an apocalypse he caused and that the world is constantly altering for no apparent reason, and has repeatedly tried to commit suicide. The Foundation is trying to give him a fake Scrapbook Story to follow in order to keep his hopes up long enough for them to find a cure but it's not clear how long that will work...
The guy who created SCP-1976 as a Replacement Goldfish of himself for his family after he died of a brain tumor only for it to not work at all the way he planned his wife thought it was her father while his kids were too young for the effect to work.
SCP-1504, who can't be killed and can't quite communicate or physically interact with anyone. Becomes rather less sympathetic when he kills half the Foundation staff at his site and, when that doesn't work, causes a mass containment breach that forces them to nuke themselves.
One of the D-Class used to communicate with SCP-1140 — an inter-dimensional being who's stuck in a drawer and needs people who are both easily suggestible and uncomprehending of whatever horrible things it wants them to do — was institutionalized as a child and later lobotomized. The author's comments reveal she and her twin sister were taking a bath when someone or something drowned her sister in front of her and she wouldn't or couldn't say what happened.