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.
Able 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 course, that is not canon and you can ignore that story.
The Foundation as a whole. The Weirdness Cops who sometimes have to do unpleasant things in the name of preserving all of humanity, but try to do so with a minimum loss of human life and while retaining what morals they can? Or callous Science Nazis, out to control every item of power they can as much for the sociopathic thrill as anything else, willing to order the cold-blooded slaughter of entire towns on a whim? Articles are written from both viewpoints and a number in between, and there's plenty of arguing over which is the "correct" one.
To a lesser extent but in the same general way, the GOC. Paranoid and trigger-happy soldiers who destroy what they can't understand, or the real last line of defence who will do things the Foundation can't or won't? (The GOC-focused stories also suggest that the "destroy everything" strategy may not actually be true, and is just how the Foundation see them.)
The Church of the Broken God: Are they a group of madmen trying to bring about the apocalypse, or are they just a standard religion that the Foundation have decided to pick on, and will fight back with the fervor of any other group who are persecuted in the same way?
And the biggest one of all - what if they're right, and the world is screwed up because God is lying broken into pieces and cannot intervene? And the Foundation has responded by, among pother things, continually droning God?
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, guerrilla 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.
SCP-105, "Iris": Once beloved by contributors, now is considered a badly-written Mary Sue and the article was even under threat of deletion due to low ratings. Remained popular enough to evade that fate though, instead getting a rewrite to downplay her "ability".
Everything stated about SCP-105 applies to SCP-239. However, she also has one tale that's really well-received.
SCP-231 is considered by some to be a well-written tragic article about just how cruel the Foundation in the name of the greater good can be and by others to be a poorly written sob-story that uses implied rape for shock value.
The SCP Foundation Heritage Collection, a "Hall of Fame" for older articles considered important to the site's history and culture. Some think it's a good way to preserve the "classics" and recognize their impact on the site, while others think it shows favoritism or will encourage people to emulate the old writing style. It doesn't help that some of the Base Breaker SCP's listed above are in that collection.
It probably would generate a great deal of revenue if sold in Japan but still, 682 on Granny, Jesus Christ man.
There is fan art of AbleXIris. Keep in mind that Able is sociopath and incapable of feeling love.
Some people like to ship 682 with 999. This one could work in theory, considering the way they interacted, but it also caused 682 to unleash a wave of liquid happiness that killed a huge amount of people and while 999 wants to see 682 again, 682 responded to the idea of them meeting again with:
“That feculent little snot wad can [DATA EXPUNGED] and die."
There is also 073 and 191 pairing. Aside from having cybernetic arm, there doesn't seem to be any connection between them. On the light side, fan arts of this pairing seem to alway show them with platonic relationship.
It's not as well known as IrisXAble, but there is a couple of pieces of fan art of 106 and 811. However, since this is 106 we're talking about, the consent of 811 in the pics is... questionable at best.
Crazy Awesome: Many of the better-known researchers swing back and forth between this and just plain crazy. Some of the more notable moments:
Dr. Bright once attempted to disprove 343's existence, to 343.
Draco in Leather Pants: 682, of all things, gets this frequently, from those who believes that it only wants to kill everything because everything wants to kill it. Those who believe this rarely mention two incidents in which 682 killed completely innocent children who had been left in its cell. They also rarely consider that the Foundation must have a reason for wanting to kill it, as they don't terminate SCPs very often.
Fandom Berserk Button: It's "SCP". Not "SPC". If you make the typo, someone'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.
SCP-811. Despite the fact that she was a normal human girl who was transformed into a swamp monster and lived her entire life in a swamp and now a glass cylinder, she doesn't seem that upset by it. Although SCP-978 revealed that she wants to be human again.
Professor Crow feels this way about SCP-040 in this tale, saying that, beneath all her biology-warping power and energy, she is just a lonely little girl that just wants some friends.
SCP-1156 who, despite being taken away from his family and will likely never see them again, has an an upbeat attitude and is complacent with working for the foundation.
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.
Memetic Molester: SCP-106, mostly due to him looking like a typical creepy smiling old man.
SCP-953, considering she raped the corpse of a Foundation agent's fiancée while said agent was watching.
Cassy. For bonus point, her appearance changed to match the art style of the picture she's in.
Despite how creepy she is, you can't deny that 053 looks adorable.
Memetic Sex God: Downplayed with SCP-105; she is often portrayed as desired by other characters (such as Parody Sues 'claiming' her as a girlfriend) and implied to be attractive, and nearly every joke involving an in-universe female will usually use "Iris". (In her actual article, very limited information on her physical appearance is given, and her SCP ability/anomaly is totally unrelated.)
This trope is actually somewhat deconstructed with SCP-166, a teenage girl who is desired by every man who sees her to the point where they try to rape her, and it causes her severe distress.
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.
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.
Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Junior Researcher James, who is implied to be Dr. Bright's son. Two of his SCP's , SCP-789-J and SCP-078-J, which are funny if not childish. Then we have SCP-682-J, which are his drawings of SCP-682 and his versions of its description. One of the picture is SCP-682 eating a researcher.
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...
SCP-870, predatory monsters that are only visible to schizophrenics. And all schizophrenics describe them differently, so you can never tell if it's a hallucination or if one of the "Maybe There Monsters" really is there, waiting for its prey to be alone...
SCP-1974, parasites that are indistinguishable from food (unless sprayed with insecticide) and, once they get into your body, intestine anatomy (unless biopsied, but how would you know what to look for?).
Speaking of Moe Anthropomorphism, some of other SCPs also got same treatment. Some are mild, like Iris and 053 who simply got draw in cute style, or 191 who usually got her the missing mouth back and has less severe wound. The more bizarre case would be 682 as Cute Monster Girl.
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 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-054, a friendly water nymph who is psychologically scarred by several harsh experiments. She almost becomes a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
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. 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.
SCP-1926-2. Sure, Snoozee wasn't able to prevent the death of an epileptic child during its night terrors as a Mewt but he's still a friendly toy who wants to get along with the other Mewts, even if they continue to abuse him.
SCP-239 during the events of Incident 239-B. She's being chased by a lunatic who wants to kill her and she was put in a medically induced coma and may be that way for the rest of her life.
SCP-321. Just read the entry on how hard her father tries to rescue her from a life of imprisonment and fails. According to Dr Bright(the Admin) who created her character she's Dr Bright(the scientist)'s sister.
D-132 from SCP-1590's experiment log, with those rooms give you some hints about her traumatic life. Most importantly, the Room 32 indicates that she's innocent for the crime she was accused, and at the end of experiment, the Foundation put her on sedation, and then moved her into the portal leads to Room 12, where it indicates that she was a child rape victim.
SCP-818. Imagine SCP-239, but male, mute, severely autistic, and absolutely miserable. And then, just as he starts making progress in finally stopping his loop, they neutralize him.
SCP-1481, a drug-addicted Benevolent Genie who used to be all powerful that can't properly grant wishes anymore due to an owner wishing him to be an "alcoholic j-j-j-junkie tweaker crackhead" and making sure that the wish cannot be reversed.
SCP-1342-3. They're aliens from far future which were almost destroyed by humans, and the rest won't last long. Unlike Bigfoot, they didn't do anything to deserve it. They have only one chance to save themselves by destroy Earth in the present, so our successors won't have a chance to attack them. They decide against it, and instead send warning to us in hope that we can change our future selves. No threat, just a friendly warning.