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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.
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: It is not specified exact how long the man was send back, but the language of the document, especially the use of the word "negro" still being commonplace, implies that the poor guy was definitely sent back to a time predating the Civil Rights Movement, likely the early 20th century.
- Unlucky Everydude: Imprisoned by the SCP when he was sent back in time. He eventually died in imprisonment, with all his requests to be taken back to his own time being ignored by the higher-ups of the Temporal Anomalies Department.
- 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 were all denied, and Xyank makes his displeasure with the Foundation for pointlessly keeping the poor guy imprisoned until he died quite clear.
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".
- Old Shame: In-Universe. Dr. Cartwright might have rigorously believed the highly racist beliefs he was spewing when he drafted the original document, but one of his descendants later tries to have it quietly deleted from from the Foundation's archives, due to how badly it reflects on his family's legacy.
- Orwellian Editor: Defied. In 1916, after the language of the document has been rendered unacceptable and highly offensive, a member of the later generations of the Cartwright family puts in a request for it, as well all copies and all records of it being destroyed, due to his family involvement with the racist politics expressed in the document having been rendered an Old Shame. The O5 council refuses this requests, and basically tells Dr. Cartwright that they won't whitewash history just for his or his family's sake, and that is better that they remember the organisation's ugly past than try to sweep it under the rug and to pretend it never existed.
- 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. One of his descendants, painfully aware of this fact, later attempts to have the document deleted as a result.
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.
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".
SCP-083-D - Duke
- Godzilla Threshold: The tale Duke 'til Dawn details SCP-083-D's decommissioning, in which Dr. Kondraki tries to kill SCP-083-D in an unauthorized procedure. Practically every mundane and anomalous method fails, but what comes close to killing it is when Dr. Kondraki incurs SCP-682's wrath and baits it into battling SCP-083-D, leading to it being Eaten Alive, at the cost of letting SCP-682 breach containment and utterly wreck the Site.
- Healing Factor: Sported one strong enough to nullify most forms of damage.
- Logical Weakness: SCP-083-D had a powerful Healing Factor that rendered even being eaten and digested alive harmless, but as a vampire, depriving it of its blood would be an effective way to starve it out. It was successfully decommissioned when SCP-298 was used on it, an organ whose Brown Note paralyzes and exsanguinates listeners.
- Our Vampires Are Different: SCP-083-D was a vampire capable of only safely drinking the blood of virgin females, with O-Blood types, non-virgin blood and the blood of rape victims enraging it.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Dr. Kondraki in the tale Duke 'til Dawn brought stereotypical weapons to try and decommission SCP-083-D in the middle of an interview; a wooden stake, a gun with silver bullets, and a bottle containing silver nitrate, garlic, and cat urine. None of them worked and only served to anger SCP-083-D.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: Described as having had an alluring aura against women. Subverted however, as sexual harassment was an apparent issue female staff had complained about when interacting with SCP-083-D.
SCP-122-D - Large Canine
- Body to Jewel: SCP-122-D was decommissioned when it tried to attack Dr. Crow, who was walking by with SCP-244-ARC (a spherical device capable of dozens of autonomous actions, such as self-defense and entertainment). SCP-122-D was struck with a beam that crystalized its entire body after repeated attempts to keep it at bay. Because of this, SCP-122-D was considered decommissioned.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: When the request for better meals was denied by Gen. Roth, he was later attacked by a gang of D-Class acting on behalf of SCP-122-D for the act of disrespect. Whether this was a psychic influence or done out of affection remained a mystery.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: It sported bat wings on its humanoid dog's body.
- Skewed Priorities: It has been noted that roughly 50% of Site-██'s budget was to be used/was used in purchasing gourmet meals and expensive whiskey and wines for SCP-122-D to dine on. This was later denied by a Gen. Roth.
- Take That!: Twice, done in both the main article and the incident report and likely in reference to SCP-122-D's unpopularity.
(Found in Crow's personal log regarding SCP-122-D's death by crystallization): "Huh... Bastard had it coming. Nobody liked that mutt anyway. Make a nice lawn ornament though..."
- From Incident 239-B - Clef-Kondraki:
(Final Addendum 122): "Upon further investigation and review, I have discovered a possible correlation with affection towards SCP-122, and inevitable death. Dr. Tibor's recent death due to cancer is an obvious example, as are all the D-class personnel who attacked Roth."
- From the main article:
- Wolf Man: SCP-122-D was a humanoid canine with wings, and was capable of intelligent communication through written language.
SCP-135-D - The Shape Shifter
- Literally Shattered Lives: SCP-135-D, and a D-Class used as bait, were struck with a large amount of nitrogen that left them completely solid. Dr. Iceberg would then produce a shotgun to fire at them, shattering them into pieces (SCP-135-D had shapeshifted into the D-class's form, and was thus destructible by organic standards).
- Passed-Over Promotion: Essentially the plotline of the tale involve SCP-135-D's destruction. Dr. Iceberg was dissatisfied over having held the same Level 2 clearance level for a decade when Dr. Clef and his associates held Level 4 clearance. He assumes that it's because they can easily decommission unwanted SCP items, and takes initiative to destroy a dangerous object slated for decommissioning: the then SCP-135.
- Shapeshifting: SCP-135-D could transform into objects sitting near it, creating a perfect copy. It should be noted that the item doesn't seem to be alive in any sense, so copying a living form essentially just creates a lobotomized version of the individual.
- Roswell That Ends Well: SCP-135-D is said to have been found at the Roswell crash site after the UFO incident, where the fauna and wildlife around it had been killed from exposure to it.
- I Love Nuclear Power: The object in question produces an ungodly amount of radiation near it, killing living beings in a matter of time.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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-835-JP- X̶e̶n̶o̶p̶h̶o̶b̶i̶a̶ Keteru Yamiko
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Once every 1-3 months, a Foundation employee would randomly disappear, leaving nothing behind but a pool of their blood. Staff found a notable decrease in activity after a research assistant was reprimanded for drawing a Cliché Storm Original Character, "Keteru Yamiko", to attribute the disappearances to.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Staff disappearances ended due to Protocol-Idol-835, as knowledge of Keteru spread among Foundation members, and the bloody phenomenon dwindled under the newfound popularity.
- Meaningful Name
- "Keteru", from SCP-835-JP's object class from before the character's creation.
- "Yamiko", meaning "dark child"
- The former codename "xenophobia" referred to how bizarre it was and that knowing Nothing Is Scarier. Once a human face was put to it, it had a more tangible, oddly-comforting reasoning behind it.
- Moe: Keteru Yamiko herself, depicted as a Raven Haired, Ivory Skinned Magical Girl Warrior in a black Sailor Fuku wielding a kitchen knife.
- Black Hole Sue: In-Universe. SCP-1973-JP has all the traits, as a result of its reality warping ability. In addition, anyone who interacts with it will either have an extremely positive or extremely negative opinion of it, but without being able to clearly articulate why, and their behaviour will also be affected, such as an MTF team that broke protocol to ask it to join their team.
- Reality Warper: Will distort reality to ensure that it "wins" any confrontation, no matter how implausible the result.
- Self-Demonstrating Article: Yup, except it's not translated.
SCP-ES-061- Alternative VHS Player
- Alternate History:
- Any VHS tape put in and played by the VHS player will show a What Could Have Been version of the medium. For example, when A New Hope was played, Luke Skywalker is renamed Luke Starkiller, Han Solo is a hairy bat-faced alien, and Moff Tarkin is played by Vincent Price instead of Peter Cushing, among other changes.
- This is also true of documentaries; when a tape chronicling the rise and election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa was played, it instead showed South Africa being torn apart by racial conflicts, culminating in a bloody civil war.
- Interdimensional Travel Device: In a sense. The VHS player seems to tap into Alternate Universe versions of the tapes being played by it, and playing those instead.
- Nothing Is Scarier: The test reports in which documentaries about the Cuban missile crisis and evolution of human-lineage hominids were played are completely expunged. While the altercations to the former aren't too hard to guess, apparently what was played in the latter was so unspeakable, that further testing with documentaries was banned.
- Porn Without Plot: Two pornographic tapes were played by the VHS player and there was no change to either, because there was no narrative that could be changed.
SCP-119-PT- The Pompous Girl
- Beware the Nice Ones: Kind and joyful when calm. However, she has the capacity to compromise an entire facility when angry.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Doesnt judge others superficially and treats everyone equally, but she also doesnt see a problem in taking advantage of others for her own benefits, treating them, oftentimes, like mere disposable pawns.
- Blood from the Mouth: One of the adverse symptoms of those affected by SCP-119-PT.
- Compelling Voice: The main aspect of SCP-119-PTs anomaly is hypnotizing people through conversation and direct contact.
- Emotional Powers: Her anomaly is amplified through anger, frustration and discomfort.
- Luxury Prison Suite: SCP-119-PTs containment cell has things like: expensive furniture, perfume, a tea set, carpeted floor and even a bathroom with a bathtub.
- Mass Hypnosis: The aura of the anomaly affects, at the same time, everyone near her, being the proximity and effectiveness proportional to her current emotional state. From calm and pleased to furious and spiteful.
- Sweet Tooth: One of the ways to calm down SCP-119-PT is by giving her sweets. Chocolate being the most effective until now.
- Your Days Are Numbered: No one who has ever gotten in touch with SCP-119-PT survived more than 74 hours after exposure.
The Original 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.SCP-1548: I don't want to go.
- 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.