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An SCP is considered explained when it is no longer considered to be anomalous due to being proven to not be abnormal, or due to becoming so widespread that nobody thinks they are abnormal anymore. They are still considered in-universe articles.

SCP-711-EX - Man from the future/present

  • The Everyman: Poor guy from our time got sent back in time and his gadgets were seen as SCPs.
  • Unlucky Everydude: imprisoned by the SCP when he was sent back in time
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Not the man himself, but the writer of the SCP refers to him as a "negro."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Dr. Xyank of the Temporal Anomalies Department repeatedly requests to take the guy back to his own time after it was verified that he was non-anomalous. They are all denied, and Xyank isn't exactly happy with the Foundation for pointlessly keeping him imprisoned.

SCP-1851-EX - Drapetomania

  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: The whole file is shaped by the racist attitudes of the 19th century.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In-universe. It's an old article from a 19th-century precursor organisation to the Foundation. The "anomaly" is founded not in research and more the racial beliefs and propaganda of the time.
  • Master Race: The writer of the document tends to mention 'white masters' and 'inferior statuses'.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Whoever makes a document passing off a "Negro" slave's want for freedom as an anomalous mental disorder is not going to be looked on upon in a good light nowadays.

SCP-8900-EX - Sky Blue Sky

  • Monochrome Past: The past was black-and-white, until an unexplained anomaly created the colors we see today. All photographs are color photographs, what we think of as the advance of photo technology is actually just the effect spreading.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The Foundation releases an amnestic into the atmosphere to make everyone forget that the world's colors used to be different.

Out of Universe, Archived SCPs are SCPs that normally would have been deleted, but have been preserved off of the main list either because they were referenced in other documents or by staff purview.

SCP-049-ARC - Plague Doctor

SCP-157-ARC - The "Shot Heard 'Round The World"

  • Chekhov's Boomerang: It tends to manifest somewhere else after its uses, and has notably reappeared throughout history.
  • Real Event, Fictional Cause: SCP-157-ARC was the bullet that Gavrilo Princip used to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and later Lee Harvey Oswald on President John F. Kennedy.
  • Who Shot JFK?: Less of "who", more of "what shot JFK".

Out of Universe, in the early days of the site, poorly written SCPs, instead of being deleted, had tales written about them being destroyed and were placed on a wall of shame. This is no longer permitted by site rules.

     International SCPs 

Out of Universe, the Foundation website has gained a large international following, at first with just translating articles, but also writing their own. Note that some sites (Such as SCP-CN and SCP-PL) format their SCPs as SCP-INT-###, while others (such as SCP-JP or SCP-FR) format their SCPs as SCP-###-INT.

Chinese SCPs

SCP-CN-994 - I See You (Epilepsy Warning)

  • Dead-End Room: Doors and windows in rooms affected by SCP-CN-994 become impossible to open from the inside, leaving the subject trapped until the room is breached from the outside.
  • Driven to Suicide: To date, all victims of SCP-CN-994 have attempted suicide. Amnestics reduce the effect but do not eliminate it completely, and the suicidal urges come back even worse when the subject next finds themselves in a confined space.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Hence the "meta" tag. Shortly after opening the article, the text will be replaced by countless repetitions of the text "I see you" flashing across the screen (hence the epilepsy warning), which will itself be replaced by a giant ASCII art eyeball and a notification that MTF GengWu-23 has seen you and is en route to break you out.
  • Haunted Headquarters: The anomaly manifests at random in enclosed spaces at Site CN-34. But may not be restricted just to that site...
  • The Walls Have Eyes: One of the anomaly's effects is causing eyes to appear on surfaces surrounding the victim. Including your device's screen.
  • Word-Salad Horror: Electronic devices being used during SCP-CN-994 manifestations will display large amounts of meaningless text. Or maybe not so meaningless I SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOUI SEE YOU

French SCPs

SCP-054-FR - Blue Fear

  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: SCP-054-FR manifests on, and seemingly has the ability to control these, as waves it appears on somehow move faster than a normal wave.
  • Sea Monster: In the sense that the monster is the sea— whatever this is causes ocean waves that are at least 4m tall to randomly take on the properties of Great White Sharks!
  • Threatening Shark: Large waves that can eat people stuck out at sea whole.

German SCPs

SCP-125-DE- The Imprisoned Regent

  • Alien Geometries: The inside of the Kyffhäuser is seemingly bigger on the inside.
  • Flowery Elizabethan English: In the translated version, SCP-125-DE's speech is rendered in this, rather anachronistically. In the original German, they just use archaic German grammar.
  • Ghostapo: The Nazi-revivalist GOI known as the Fourth Reich wants SCP-125-DE on their side.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Frederick Barbarossa, a Holy Roman Emperor, waiting to awaken and reclaim Germany in its time of need.
  • King in the Mountain: SCP-125-DE depicts what is arguably the Trope Namer. Specifically, they're Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, and the Foundation is keeping a healthy population of Ravens around the place where he sleeps so that he doesn't awaken.
  • Large and in Charge: He's the Holy Roman Emperor, and is stated to be over 4 metres tall, and estimated to weigh around 800 kilogramsnote .
  • Sealed Army in a Can: SCP-125-DE is buried with his entire court of knights and servants, as in the original myth.

Japanese SCPs

SCP-488-JP- Werewolves

  • Artistic License – Biology: A pack of Grey Wolves (Canis lupus) found in Japan; while they did exist at one point in time, they went extinct in Japan during the Meiji restoration era, in an effort to stop them from invading ranches.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: SCP-488-JP is incapable of affecting red text.
  • Expospeak Gag: Throughout the SCP, one might notice that certain linguistic choices are made that aren't exactly in line with the Foundation's writing voice; this is a result of SCP-488-JP affecting the file.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite their terrifying description, SCP-488-JP instances are just grey wolves who alter information.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: They aren't actually werewolves. They've just got an anomaly that alters information about them to make them seem like werewolves.

SCP-1973-JP- Monster of Mary Sue


SCP-1548 - The Hateful Star

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Video Killed the Radio Star explains its disappearance. Its reversing direction caused its anomalous properties to make it collapse. Its last transmission being the first time not declaring its misanthropy and practically pleading with them.
  • Cessation of Existence: Its implied ultimate fate as it collapsed on itself, considering it just stopped sending transmissions.
  • Colony Drop: One thing that could possibly have happened had it eventually arrived to Earth was for it to hurl itself against our planet.
  • Famous Last Words: It says "I don't want to go" as it collapses on itself.
  • Husky Russkie: For some reason it apparently broadcast its Morse messages in Russian. (Either that or the agent who received it happened to be Russian and the star adapted its message in consequence).
  • Lampshade Hanging: The star was thousands of light-years away, but it still managed to communicate directly with people observing it from Earth. What this means is that the star must have known that it was going to be observed thousands of years before it actually happens, and timed its messages so that the pulses reach us exactly on time. The Foundation actually acknowledges this, and admits they have no idea how the star was able to do that.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: If its wrathful messages are anything to go by. Fortunately, it was so far away in space that, barring unforeseen circumstances, it wasn't due to arrive for around five thousand years, though now it is no longer an issue now that it has imploded on itself.
  • The Omniscient: Though at first it mostly broadcasted generic threats, later transmissions revealed that it knew a lot about us. Everything about the top-secret Foundation itself, even the personal information of the leaders. It could apparently also see into the future. This may or may not have been dependent on direct observation, as in each instance it only did this in response to Foundation personnel, the leaders included, directing telescopes at it.
  • The Rival: To 682, in a who-knows-if-it-happened-or-not tale, complete with a morse code rap battle.
  • Sentient Stars: It was a sentient star that intended to destroy all of humanity, and was headed our way until it accidentally imploded on itself.
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: While it's not actually careening towards Earth at near-light speeds nor broadcasting messages of impending doom, the pulsar in question actually exists. It's at the heart of the Crab Nebula.
  • Weird Sun: Well, technically more of a Weird Star. It also seems to regularly broadcast messages after solar flares. If that means it is connected to the solar flares (as in causing them), then we may be doomed long before it actually reaches us.

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