Other Recurring Characters
- all lowercase letters: How he writes. He says it's because his uppercase key is broken.
- Ambiguously Human: It's hard to tell if dado is a foreigner with a bad grasp of English, or a foreigner with a bad grasp of human. That he also markets to anomalous entities and never asks if you're human or not only makes things more confusing.
- Ambiguous Syntax: dado often gets confused during conversations, mostly because he thinks very literally. Unfortunately, he doesn't know he's misunderstanding.
- Catchphrase: "u trust dado"
- Crippling Overspecialization: The one time he made a product that satisfied all of the client's requests to a tee, it worked in such a way that only the client would maximize its benefits, while anyone else who took the product would end up being harmed by the effects.
- Ditzy Genius: dado is a brilliant pharmacist who can make medicine that does just about anything. Unfortunately, he is a terrible communicator and often misunderstands requests. Even when he does understand a request, his solutions are distinctly off-the-wall, as seen with SCP-3521.
- Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: dado is completely unaware of his poor grasp of English.
- Literal-Minded: dado doesn't do well with turns of phrase or words that sound identical.
- Mad Doctor: Well, mad pharmacist.
- Obliviously Evil: dado's not malicious, just prone to misunderstanding his clients' requests. Unfortunately, his misunderstandings often result in some prime nightmare fuel.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: A couple of times dado tries to speak live. Its in the same broken syntax, but in a bizarre inconsistent high pitched accent halfway between Latka, Popeye and a space alien.
- Poor Communication Kills: His entire motif. He misunderstands euphemisms, syntax, homophones and even forgets to ask if the customer's human when he's marketing to anomalous beings too.
- Side-Effects Include...: When getting into actual marketing rather than commissions, he at least had the decency of bringing up the fact the product was not for human consumption.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Jeff Bezos seems to be one for him, overlapping with Unknown Rival.
- Stylistic Suck: Anything he tries that isn't actual product effectiveness generally turns out pretty terrible, especially packaging (beaten-up aluminum cans with sharpie scribbles) and advertising (comic sans on a white background for TV ads).
- Villains Out Shopping: SCP-888-EX gets the Foundation into a tizzy when bizarre, seemingly threatening flyers and billboards show up from dado promising "cleaner clothes and dirtier skin" at a certain location. It turns out to be a legitimate, perfectly non-anomalous laundromat and tanning salon that dado bought and operates, which he was trying to advertise for in typically confusing and ham-fisted fashion.
- Wild Card: He'll gladly do requests for assassins and scammers, but was also willing to work pro bono for a child with cancer; whoever makes a request is good with dado, so long as they're not competitors.
A divine demon, untold amounts of eons old, whom the SCP Foundation apparently keeps at bay via Procedure 110-Montauk. Also has an SCP-001 Proposal entry
The Scarlet King
- Apocalypse Cult: The Children of the Scarlet King that worship this thing. Or more accurately, want to cause the Apocalypse so it stops existing in its active form; they believe the Nature Is Not Nice world it would create is better than anything modern.
- Arch-Enemy: According to Dust and Blood, his most hated enemy is the Tree of Knowledge, a metaphor for the Wanderer's Library. The Burning of the Library is often used as a sign of the end times in the Foundation universe.
- As Long as There is Evil: It's the embodiment of the conflict between modernism and pre-modernism and the suffering brought about as a result, and was more specifically focused and manifested when the SCP Foundation began its activies. Its essence will remain as long as modernism and premodernism clash, but the SCP Foundation is what allows it to exist as the Scarlet King.
- Big Bad: It's the true Scarlet King itself, so natch for any of the skips in the Scarlet King mythos. Even ones that aren't actually it to a slight degree, such as 2317, due to its past-altering Clap Your Hands If You Believe properties. In fact, it may be something of a candidate for Big Bad of the Foundation as a whole, as its very existence will always be something that runs counter to the Foundation's own existence.
- Big Red Devil: He's a massive, cataclysmic entity of pure, undiluted evil and destruction that is usually associated with the color red. They don't call him "Scarlet King" for nothing. And he's also quite a Satanic Archetype on his own.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: It is the conflict between modernism and premodernism given life (referred to as the 'law of blood' vs the 'law of concrete', and its form and even its past is dependent on what its believers and worshippers perceive it to be.
- Dark Is Evil: At least, he came from the dark, arising from the Abyss with the intent of destroying the Tree of Life and the rest of creation.
- Dystopia Justifies the Means: Its followers wish to enslave the whole world to it to show the meaninglessness of modernism and premodernism.
- Eldritch Abomination: A powerful Lovecraftian demon who aims to destroy all of existence itself. In the 001 entry, it doesn't even have a true form, only defined by the meme of its own existence.
- The End of the World as We Know It: Just as with all the other skips in its mythos, if it manages to breach into our reality, the world is doomed. After all, that's what the Foundation thinks it will do, and so it will.
- Fire and Brimstone Hell: Its home dimension is heavily implied to be this, with all the red smoke and screaming coming from rifts it opens and the entity's fire motifs.
- God-Eating: In his origin story, he rose to power and declared his war on creation by devouring his fellow divine brothers and sisters.
- God of Evil: A god of evil and chaos worshipped by the Children of the Scarlet King.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Is by far the most powerful evil in the mythos, but has not been encountered directly by the Foundation. According to SCP-4231, he's also indirectly responsible for Clef's insanity.
- I Have Many Names: Is called Khahrahk, and later Khnith-hgor, before laying with the subjugated goddess Sanna for seven nights. Upon rising in her blood, he is known by the name of Shormaush Urdal, the Scarlet King. If SCP-2317 is not a Red Herring, his true name is "(REDACTED), Devourer of Worlds".
- Killed Off for Real:
- If the Destroyer mentioned in SCP-4100 is indeed the Scarlet King himself, he is finally killed when the Foundation uses the now-abandoned planet Earth as a faster-than-light projectile aimed directly at the bastard.
- Also happened in When We Came Home, a tale chronicling the end of the multiverse in one canon. The King succeeds in burning the Library, but all forces of divinity and humanity come together to halt him, including the Broken God, made whole, and even the three brothers Death let their host march on the King. He is ultimately killed by seven recurring characters, most notably Isabel Wondertainment, who sets about remaking the universe.
- Nature Is Not Nice: Is the very concept of the trope being given new permutations by those who fight against "old" concepts.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Wants very much to destroy the whole world and enslave any survivors. It, or at least its cult, sees the conflict that the King itself -IS- and believe the only way to assuage it is to show that no one has any agency or control of their lives. All must surrender to Chaos to satisfy the Scarlet King's wrath.
- Order Versus Chaos: It's practically the embodiment of the Chaos to the Foundation's Order; in a sense, it only exists due to the conflict in the first place.
- Parental Incest: Forced his daughters to be his brides after Sanna gave birth to them, and fathered abominations with them. According to one canon, SCP-682 is one such creature, and is merely a hatchling.
- The Power of Hate: What sustains its form as the Scarlet King, the chaos against the order of the Foundation.
- Satanic Archetype: He used to be a god who fell from grace after devouring all of his brothers and sisters, cursing him to be a deadly demon who is a constant menacing presence through the Foundation's mythos.
- Straw Nihilist: His entire motivation. When he was born as Kharahk, he was a weak, small and pathetic being feeling an unbearable amount of pain and loneliness in the darkness below. After consuming all of his brothers and sisters, his hatred increased and he cursed the Creation and its Creator, deeming existence as nothing but a painful, twisted punishment and vowing to destroy it.
- Alien Geometries: So much that even He-Who-Made-Dark's shadow will remake the very structure of space where it touches.
- Dark Is Evil: He-Who-Made-Dark is an Omnicidal Maniac of darkness that wants to annihilate all life in existence, should he be free from any light source for a mere 90 seconds.
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Apparently, "He-Who-Made-Dark" has the appearance of a four-dimensional fractal which looks kinda like a cephalopod when projected into 3-D space.
- Light Is Not Good: He-Who-Made-Light isn't any more friendly towards humans than his brother. His definition of light also encompasses the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including ionizing radiation.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He-Who-Made-Dark, inside SCP-435-1. And he's going to be unsealed if it's in the dark for longer than a minute and a half.
- Sibling Rivalry: They don't like each other.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Sort of. At the very least there's the obvious light/dark dichotomy.
- Butt-Monkey: Deer's been hunted down and killed repeatedly by the Church and related parties since the late 1600s, and is considered to be an absolute joke by the Horizon Initiative.
- Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: As seen in "Letters to a Prophet" and its sequel, Deer tends to get quite a bit of in-universe mail.
- Historical-Domain Character: Word of God states that Saturn Deer is based off of Sabbatai Zevi, a 17th century Messiah claimant.
- Jerkass: A troll/con artist wannabe who encourages someone to kill himself.
- Meta Guy: He knows the kind of world he lives in, and he shows it.
- Name's the Same: In-Universe, not to be mistaken with the deer that hangs around Saturn.
- Snake Oil Salesman: Markets bootleg and scam products to the anomalous world.
PanglossA mysterious, benevolent figure whose only interactions with the Foundation have been via various notes left at the sites of several SCPs. The messages on the notes are cryptic, but always idealistic and poetic in nature.
- All There in the Manual: "The Leak" reveals an interesting thing or two about Eric, straight from the author themself; apparently, he is a Reality Warper. Oh, and he does drugs.
- Creepy Child: Considering what his toys and other possessions are like, he is likely to be this.
- The Ghost: There used to be an entire tag devoted to him until the mods decided that it made more sense to keep Eric an enigmatic, unknown individual, invoking this trope in the process.
- Mook Maker: Many SCPs have turned out to be his "toys", and according to Word of God, he's the one who brought them to life. A few of them, like his calculator, don't like being separated from him.
- Reality Warper: How he brought his toys to life. He appears to be a relatively low end one though.
Drs. Jean Durand and Mátyás NemeşOstensibly, a pair of eccentric doctors from 20th century France and Hungary, respectively, who create terrifying engines of war. Both seek to end all wars, but approach their task with completely different mindsets; Durand intends to use his inventions to make the very concept of warfare a terrifying and unthinkable thing, while Nemeş seeks peace through conquest. However, neither are at all what they seem...
- Ambiguously Human: Both of them. Nemeş borders more on Humanoid Abomination, with Durand even implying that he isn't human at all, but is literally wearing someone's skin. Durand himself is heavily implied to not really be human, as he says he will lead "these humans" to peace.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Neither of them were actually historic figures, but Durand was involved in creating SCP-2776, an automaton that was the same George Washington that led America through the Revolutionary War.
- Body Horror: Their weapons do absolutely terrifying things to the human body, such as fast-growing malignant tumors, preventing men from dying (but still vulnerable to damage), and inducing hallucinations that make the victim tear themselves apart to escape. And that's just scratching the surface.
- Humanoid Abomination: One or both are implied to be this.
- Long-Lived: Implied-to-stated with both. Durand speculates that Nemeş was "born" at the Battle of Inkerman, more than 60 years prior to their first encounter, while Durand is confirmed as having been alive since the American Revolutionary War due to his work with SCP-2776.
- Meatgrinder Surgery: Nemeş' response to wounds is to practice this on himself. Borrowing from donors who are still alive.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Both of the scientists seek simply to bring an end to war once and for all, but their methods are absolutely horrifying.
The Class of '76
In the Foundation universe, something wrong happened to various high schools in 1976, affecting their graduating classes. At first, it started with an organization known as the Syncope Symphony exercising its influence on the Kirk Lonwood high school through their marching band, but some kind of phenomenon has spread throughout the Midwestern US and some of Appalachia, connected to Syncope and bodies appearing in the water...
- Alien Geometries: Under the high school in Salvation, Indiana is an archway that leads to a space that's non-Euclidian in nature. Just before it's uncovered, the entire town starts going completely wrong.
- Arc Number: 76. Several SCPs featuring it have "76" in their number.
- Arc Words: "I do not recognize the bodies in the water". Alternatively, "We've had a great year, haven't we?"
- Assimilation Academy: Students at Kirk Lonwood had all rights taken away, outside of the marching band, who were the only ones even allowed to leave campus.
- Best Years of Your Life: A lot of the horror from the Class of '76 comes from the idea that High School is some of the best years of your life, and that the people of the class are literally incapable of moving past high school, often due to anomalous factors.
- Dying Town: Syncope's influence causes the town where Kirk Lonwood High is located to seemingly fade into nothingness after a few years. During part one of Remembrance, the only stores open after a while are a convenience store, and the Syncope Symphony music store.
- Ghost Town: The entirety of Salvation, Indiana is condemned due to the anomaly present in the basement of its high school driving the entire town mad.
- Jump Scare: In SCP-3935 (which is a Class of '76 SCP in all but tag), after a couple of minutes, you'll hear a voice whisper 'hello' out of the right sound output of your computer.
- Surreal Horror: It's not entirely clear what happened in 1976 to cause all of this.
A metafictional entity who has adopted the form of a stereotypical 1930s Private Investigator from a pulp mystery thriller. Something of a wild card, he has the ability and tendency to enter the text of various SCP reports and distort them into something resembling a film noir script, but seems to be roughly on the side of the angels and often only does so to prevent a more dangerous anomaly from wreaking havoc. As such, he has a rather ambiguous relationship with the Foundation.
- Affectionate Parody: Of 1930s-1950s film noir gumshoes.
- Catchphrase: "I'm Murphy Law. I'm who you call when whatever can go wrong... did."
- Film Noir: His aesthetic draws from this, but it's downplayed as he's more on the lighter "hardbidden Anti-Hero with a good-hearted streak" (think Philip Marlowe and his ilk) rather than the darker "doomed Villain Protagonist with a weak will" side of things.