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Series I

     The Gate Guardian 

Dr Clef's Proposal - The Gate Guardian
SCP-001 photographed from the vantage point at Site 0. Note the four flaming "wing" appendages located above and to either side of the figure.
Dr. Clef’s proposal for SCP-001, a flaming humanoid figure resembling an angel that is heavily implied to be Archangel Jophiel, the angel who cast Adam and Eve out of Eden.
  • Angelic Abomination: A vastly powerful flaming angel that can destroy anything near it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's 700 cubits tall, that's 1,050 feet (or 320 meters).
  • Big Damn Heroes: In SCP-1730, it flies in to clash with the giant black worm monster and SCP-2845, giving the survivors more time to run.
  • Compelling Voice: Issues commands to those who come too close. The most common is "Forget," which results in the person walking away with no memory of the encounter. Supposedly, it gave The Founder the order "Prepare," which he claimed formed the impetus for creating the SCP Foundation.
  • Deader Than Dead: Anything approaching within 1km of it is effectively annihilated.
  • The Dreaded: When an entity is so powerful that even Able refuses to fight it, you know it counts as this trope.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The Foundation sent a D-Class to approach it, and it commanded the D-Class to leave. After the Foundation ordered him to resume the experiment and he continued to disobey, the Foundation terminated him. SCP-001 immediately destroyed the research staff conducting the experiment. Do not murder a guy following his orders.
  • Flaming Sword: Has a sword which produces flames that are not only hotter than the Sun, but can completely remove whatever it hits from existence.
  • Garden of Eden: What it seems to be protecting.
  • "Instant Death" Radius: Any entity that gets within a 1km radius of it will be immediately struck by its Flaming Sword and instantly obliterated from existence.
  • Light Is Good: Depends on interpretation, but it could lean more toward good due to how it prompted the Founder to create the Foundation and contain so many dangerous entities and anomalies. It also violently terminated the researchers who killed a D-Class who refused to turn back. Its 'rescue' of the survivors in SCP-1730 could be interpreted as genuine concern for their safety, unless the Guardian simply wanted a good fight.
    • It will also forcibly order anyone approaching it to turn back instead of destroying them, either because it thinks they are Not Worth Killing or out of genuine desire to preserve their lives.
  • Masquerade Enforcer: Possibly. It inspired the creation of the SCP. In addition, its actions during the battle at SCP-1730 suggests that it will violently attack any being that threatens to cause a masquerade breach.
  • No Name Given: Actually averted by implication. It's almost undoubtedly Jophiel, see Our Angels Are Different below.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Specifically, a fiery Cherub. It's heavily implied if not outright stated to be the Archangel Jophiel, who chased Adam and Eve out of Eden and took up the flaming sword to keep humanity out and implied by The Leak thread to be Dr. Clef (yes, it seems Clef proposed himself).
  • Super Reflexes: It's capale of striking out at intruders in its radius at such a fast speed that it doesn't even appear to have moved.

    Possessive Mask 

SCP-035 - Possessive Mask
A depiction of SCP-035 without its ever-present secretions.
"Touch me my saviour, my love, and touch one of the humans. Cure it. Cure it, and let me wear it, my sweet doctor."
SCP-035 appears to be a white porcelain comedic mask, though it occasionally changes to tragedy. Those within its immediate vicinity will feel a strong urge to wear it. The wearer will immediately die and be possessed by the mask. The mask has a sadistic personality and is a master of psychological manipulation. Because of this, 035 is kept inside a glass case away from Foundation personnel.The mask's main weakness is that any body it possesses will soon decompose, as the mask secretes a corrosive slime that decays whatever comes into contact with it.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He is one to SCP-049.
  • Break Them by Talking: During the boldest escape attempt it's made, it drove several researchers to unintelligible insanity by talking to them about past traumas.
  • The Corruption: Everything around it will decay and distort from its constant sludge or its telepathic whispering, from the specially alloyed containment chamber it is locked in to the minds of personnel assigned to guard it. Even its host bodies are not safe from its corrosive influence (to the entity's chagrin), and they all rot to uselessness after a few hours.
  • Cool Mask: An old style Italian drama mask. Whether it appears as a comedy mask or a tragedy mask to the viewer is random.
  • Covered in Gunge: Constantly emits a corrosive black slime from its eyeholes and mouth.
  • Demonic Possession: What the mask does when put on a wearer (a dummy will do as well as a human body), enabling it to speak and move about. Unfortunately for the mask, its power rapidly burns through hosts (and automatically kills living ones). It seeks to remedy this problem by possessing SCP-682.
  • Evil Mask: As if the corrosive secretion isn't enough, it kills wearers, drives anyone around crazy, and turns the nearby environment into a World Gone Mad.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When in possession of a host, the mask is unfailingly polite and amiable to questioners. That said, like any good Satanic archetype, the mask is also seductive and manipulative, with its eventual goal being to escape from containment (and presumably doing whatever it was doing before the Foundation imprisoned it). It also stops being friendly once it is denied host privileges, and starts trying to corrode or madden its way out.
  • Make Them Rot: The physical danger of the mask and its main offensive ability.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Based on its psychological profile, the mask is skilled at flattery and guile, knowing the human mind inside and out.
  • Mask of Power: It possess anything that has a humanoid shape, including mannequins, corpses, and statues, enabling movement, and also sustains living wearers despite their decaying bodies (albeit not indefinitely).
  • Murderous Mask: Kills anyone who wears it, therefore it seeks the unkillable.
  • Our Demons Are Different:
  • Possession Burnout: Anything that wears the mask (including living humanoids) will eventually rot away after some time. Naturally the mask is annoyed by this and wants to find a host that won't wither away.
  • Psychic Powers: He can read minds in order to determine just what to say to break someone. When he doesn't have a host he can compel people to put him on. If he isn't worn for a very long time he steps it up to causing mental damage to people around him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can; The mask is merely an indestructible container, the evil itself lies within.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The only creature other than himself that he seems to genuinely care for is SCP-049, whom he is head over heels in love with.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After it was denied the privilege of host bodies after an escape attempt, it stopped trying to be nice and started psychologically and physically lashing out at anyone and everyone to try and intimidate the Foundation into getting what it wants. The Foundation refuses to humor it.
  • White Mask of Doom: Beneath the black sludge.

    The Young Girl 

SCP-053 - The Young Girl

SCP-053 looks and acts no different than a cheerful little girl, but there is something very wrong with her. Anyone over 3 years old who touches her, makes eye contact with her, or stays in her presence for longer than 10 minutes becomes violently paranoid and attempts to kill her. Should they manage to inflict injury, they instantly drop dead of either a heart attack or a seizure, while the injury she sustains heals instantly. Despite the effects she has on the people around her, she continues to maintain the same cheerful behavior, acting like she doesn't even notice them. Strangely, she has the opposite effect on SCP-682 and they get along very well.
  • Abusive Parents: Her father's journal reveals that even her parents were consumed by her Hate Plague and wanted her dead.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Has become very fond of SCP-682, even crying when they were separated. When photographed with a camera that would show what she wished she was doing at that exact moment, it showed her riding on his back through the countryside.
  • Came Back Wrong: The journal listed above implies the Hate Plague started once she survived a would-be fatal playground accident.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Since many attempts on her life are so common due to the Hate Plague, she sees that as a normal part of her life.
  • Creepy Child: Despite being a Cheerful Child, it's clear that there's an inherent wrongness lurking within 053 that makes any human looking at her think she needs to stop existing.
  • The Diaper Change: Certain unruly foot soldiers were once threatened to be put on diaper duty for her.
  • The Fake Cutie: Subverted in the sense that she is genuinely as sweet and innocent as she acts, but played straight in the minds of those subjected to her effects.
  • Fluffy Tamer: An experiment placing 053 in contact with 682 ended with 682 being drawn on with crayons.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal!: SCP-053 will regenerate almost instantaneously from any wound, regardless of severity.
  • Hate Plague: Anyone over the age of three who make eye contact with, physically touch, or remain around SCP-053 for longer than 10 minutes will attempt to kill her, after killing or driving off everybody visible to them, then suffer massive heart attacks or seizures. She simply instantaneously heals all the injuries inflicted on her.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: She is Death in the Competitive Eschatology canon.
  • Humanoid Abomination: 053 is actually a sweet child, but with her power and fact that 682 is docile toward her, it's clear that there's something really wrong here. According to Word of God, part of the reason for her Hate Plague is because humans instinctively know what she is and want to dispose of her ASAP.
  • Morality Pet: She's one of the only things that SCP-682 doesn't hate. They get along very well.
  • No Name Given: Actually, her name is mentioned in this recovery log. It's "Abby".
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: According to Word of God, she's physically incapable of change of any kind.
  • Obliviously Evil: She's completely unaware of the effects she has on other people.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Here's Gears' own words.
    When I first conceived 053 (no pun intended), I thought of her as unchanging and unchanging. To me, she is something that looks and acts like a little girl. What that is, I have no idea… maybe she's something very, very old, and the reaction people have is some kind of genetic imprinting that says this thing has to die ASAP. Some food for thought…
  • Reincarnation: According to the Those Who Lived On tale series, she's a being from the previous universe reborn as a human.
  • The Undead: It is suggested that the reason why SCP-682 likes her is because she isn't alive in the same way that other people are.

    Heart of Darkness 

SCP-058 - Heart of Darkness

SCP-058 is one of the more bizarre anomalies contained: a cow's heart covered in various appendages that speaks in word salads. These appendages include tentacles that can be used as whips, spiny legs that allow it to move with impressive speed, and a stinger that is loaded with an intensely corrosive acid. With these advantages at its disposal, the heart proves itself as a formidable killing machine.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It has a scorpion-like tail.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: It's only the size of a bovine heart but it probably still applies.
  • Combat Tentacles: It has four of these, covered with razor sharp spines, and can use them as whips.
  • Evil Brit: Or at least its voice has a British accent.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: It looks like a heart with appendages that somehow can speak weird\disturbing phrases without a mouth of any sorts. But whatever it is, who can guess?
  • Stealth Pun: It's a literal heart of darkness. i.e. a heart (biological organ) of darkness (evil).
  • Word-Salad Horror: All of what it says is pretty ominous and creepy, but none of it makes sense.


SCP-073 - Cain
Cain in SCP-6666
"I was young and jealous. I got older. Time carved its wisdom into me."
The first murderer. The wanderer. The plainswalker. Cain. Cast out of his father's kingdom and with a mark placed on him, Cain has been wandering the Earth for 6,000 years now and has only recently been taken into Foundation custody. As a result of his mark, all plant life in his immediate area will begin to rot and all damage dealt unto him will reflect back onto the attacker. He is functionally immortal, but he can still feel pain. Ironically, Cain is generally friendly and polite to his fellow humans and is the exact opposite of what one would expect of the first murderer.

A list of his appearances can be found here.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: SCP-073 article does not describe Cain's appearance in detail, but SCP-6666 portrays him as a handsome young man, leading a number of forum commentators to dub this version of the character "Hot Cain".
  • Artificial Limbs: His arms, shoulder blades, legs and spinal cord. He's bordering on Cyborg.
  • Attack Reflector: He has an ability similar to this. When a person inflicts injuries on him, that person receives the injury, leaving Cain unharmed.
  • Blessed with Suck: Although he is invulnerable, he still he feels the pain of all injuries inflicted on him.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the Cain. Notably, 6,000 years of cursed life has reversed his role; he's now more of an Abel than Able himself (see below).
  • Creepy Monotone: He's described as being cold and somewhat mechanical in his speech.
  • Disappeared Dad: Neither him nor Able have said much on where is Adam. However, SCP-2932 (a Thaumiel-class center that is implied to have been the SCP predecessor formed by the Children of the Night) mentions a certain Adam El Asem as being there, a human (or Children of the Sun as also known) with Reality Warper powers. Both he and the Children of the Night hated him; SCP-4840 further reveals that Cain attempted to claim his father's crown, and was exiled and received the Mark of Cain as a punishment.
  • Make Them Rot: He withers all plant matter in a small radius around himself.
  • Mundane Utility: The organization has an immortal, indestructible person with a photographic memory. They decide to use him as a backup data storage system.
  • Mythology Gag: The reason why he's so hesitant to approach The Gate Guardian is because he's (possibly) Archangel Jophiel, the angel who cast his parents out of Eden.
  • My Greatest Failure: His murder of Able in a fit of jealousy, naturally.
  • Nice Guy: The opposite of what one would expect of someone based on the first murderer.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Due to his reflecting back all damage.
  • No-Sell: Any damage done to him will simply appear on the person who attempted to harm him; relates to the Biblical Mark of Cain, which prevented people from killing him.
  • Not So Stoic: It's rare, but things can make him visibly nervous. The first time it happened, the Foundation suggested a test between him and 076, he stated that "it would be best for everyone involved if they didn't meet". The second time was when he was ordered to approach the Gate Guardian, where despite complying with orders kept urging the Foundation to let him back out. In SCP-6666 he also expresses regret over being estranged from his younger brother Seth, wondering if he is still alive and wishing that he'd had a chance to apologize to him.
  • The Omniscient: He knows a lot about historical events and can speak commonly spoken languages fluently. Having a photographic memory also helps.
  • Photographic Memory: Another of his notable traits, such that the Foundation uses him to back up records.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Due to his effect on vegetation.
  • Secret-Keeper: The SCP Foundation is using him as a living data storage system.
  • The Stoic: It's not easy to faze him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: A gang got themselves killed by trying to kill him.
  • Walking Wasteland: Fitting the original curse placed on the biblical Cain.

    Hand-drawn "Cassy" 

SCP-085 - Hand-drawn "Cassy"
A static reproduction of "Cassy".
"It's pretty, I guess. Would make a neat exercise track."
This animated drawing of a woman prefers to be called "Cassy", and is aware of being stuck in the 2-dimensional plane. She can move from a different 2D medium to the other, with only comic books allowing her to communicate in speech bubbles. 085 is friendly and amicable with the Foundation, with the Foundation in return being shockingly protective of Cassy.
  • And I Must Scream: Downplayed. She never seems to make a big deal out of it, but her situation does leave her feeling very lonely.
  • Art Initiates Life: She is an animated drawing.
  • Art Shift: If she transfers on to a painting, her body will take on that painting's style. (In a meta sense, Cassie used to be an anime-styled drawing, until the artist requested it to be taken down.)
  • Big Brother Instinct: The Foundation seems to have a collective one toward her. For example, it's stated that anyone caught intentionally causing harm to her will be demoted to Keter duty.
  • The Cutie: Admit it. You want to give her a hug.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: The Foundation in its entirety is startlingly protective of her.
  • Living Drawing: She is a living drawing of a woman who can move from one paper or canvas to another if their surfaces are flush and can interact with drawn objects as if they are real. Unfortunately, characters in those drawings don't animate when she enters them - it's like being surrounded by statues.
  • Medium Awareness: Deconstructed. Her being aware of her medium has led to her having a severe existential crisis.
  • Nice Girl: She's a total sweet heart.
  • Pet the Dog: The Foundation's treatment of her is better than most other sentient SCPs, even when they're also harmless.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: She wants to be real.
  • Plucky Girl: She's described as amicable and motivated.
  • Speech Bubbles: She can communicate with these if she transfers onto a comic book.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She wears a summer dress, but also likes exercise and working on cars (see below).
  • Wrench Wench: She assembled a 1964 Ford Mustang from parts she found in a design document; the Foundation then let her use a Norman Rockwell print of a gas station to fuel it up and drive it. In addition, when her picture was taken with SCP-978, her strongest desire was shown to be working on cars as a real human.

    The "Shy Guy" 

SCP-096 - The "Shy Guy"
096 as he appears in SCP – Containment Breach, thankfully with its back faced to the camera.
This monster is a skinny humanoid whose face must not be seen. If someone looks at its face, it will not just kill the viewer, but destroy him completely. Those who view the face will bear the designation SCP-096-1.

Tropes associated with the Shy Guy:

  • Berserk Button: Looking at its face will send it into a rage. Hell, one of SCP-096's most damaging escapes was because a guy accidentally caught it in a picture, the creature's face only being represented by four pixels total. Interestingly, the effect doesn't work with artistic renderings of its face.
  • Breakout Villain: He is one of the most recognizable SCPs. His being included in SCP Containment Breach helped.
  • Cactus Person: A 2020 April Fools' Day prank had some articles rewritten to turn the SCPs into plants. SCP-096 became a cactus.
  • Can't Stop the Signal: The Foundation fears that if any news network manages to catch 096 onscreen, then it will hunt down every single person that sees the footage and cause The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Creepily Long Arms: Its arms are 1.5 meters long. For comparison, 096's body is 2.38 meters tall.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Since when is being chased forever by a monstrous bogeyman who is out for your blood a good way to go?
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Since when should viewing your face sentence someone to death!?
  • Don't Look at Me!: Its face, specifically. See Berserk Button.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: For a freakishly strong, spindly monster who will inevitably eviscerate anyone who is unlucky enough to see his face, "Shy Guy" seems rather... underwhelming.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Dr. Dan is just as desparate to kill this thing as it is to kill people who say its face. It's just he's a little bit more subtle about it.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It's a tall, non-sapient humanoid creature with no hair or pigmentation in its eyes or skin, but it does have a human voice. It can also find whoever looked at its face with little to no effort at all.
  • Immune to Bullets: Downplayed — its flesh can be damaged by gunfire, but its skeletal structure remains intact and it just goes right on attacking. The flesh apparently regenerates after some time.
  • Invincible Boogeymen: It will kill anyone who looks at its face. However, it doesn't matter how you look at its face, be it in person, via a security camera, or even a photo. It will somehow sense anyone who has seen its face and will hunt them down no matter where they are with nothing able to deter it until it's accomplished its goal. It's also borderline Nigh-Invulnerable, with many attempts made to exterminate it that have ended in failure.
  • The Juggernaut: Once someone looks at its face, nothing will stop it from killing them, not even a GAU-19. The Foundation put someone in a bathysphere eleven kilometers underwater in a deep-sea trench hundreds of kilometers away from SCP-096's containment site with a photograph and a sketch pad to get an artist's impression. It bought them an hour. 096 also took out an AWACS plane that was tracking it during an unrelated containment breach.
  • Lean and Mean: It's inhumanly tall and appears to be malnourished.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Able to cross hundreds of kilometers in an hour and take the brunt of missiles, an anti-materiel rifle, and a minigun without much hassle, if any.
  • Made of Iron: SCP-096 was shot in the leg and head by a modified XM500 anti-materiel rifle and was described as having a hole blown through its torso but it still failed to stop its rampage. Even if shot with thousands of rounds of ammo or hit with an anti-tank launcher it will keep on attacking.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: It has very little muscle mass yet can smash his way through virtually anything.
  • Name's the Same: This thing has nothing to do with the Shy Guys from the Super Mario Bros. series.
  • No Body Left Behind: Absolutely nothing is left of its victims, not even a puddle of blood.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: Its in-game model in SCP – Containment Breach has no visible genitals.
  • Obliviously Evil: 096 isn't sapient and does not seem to be aware of the harm it causes. In fact, it's stated to be fairly docile as long as nobody's looking at its face.
  • Only Friend: For some reason, it didn't even try to kill SCP-049. Instead, it just sat and cried while 049 held it. Both were distressed when Foundation workers separated them.
  • Perpetual-Motion Monster: It will not stop until it's killed the person who saw its face.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The Initial Retrieval team got wiped out, almost to a man, because no one warned them about its Berserk Button.
    Capt. █████████: They told us to "bag and tag." Didn't tell us jackshit about not looking at the damn thing.
  • Rasputinian Death: In this tale, it's ultimately killed via a Neck Snap from SCP-173, followed by generous application of Hollywood Acid and More Dakka.
  • Rock Beats Laser: The simplest way to contain 096 is to put a bag over its head. When the Foundation tried to create a high-tech alternative, Project SCRAMBLE, it failed miserably and got an entire task force killed. This was actually intended by its inventor, see Well-Intentioned Extremist below.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Not only does it know when someone is looking at its face, be it through video feed or even just a photograph, but it knows the location of that person and will charge towards them regardless of their distance or how difficult it is to reach them.
  • To Serve Man: What it does with its victims' corpses is expunged, but its unhinging jaw and the fact that there's nothing left of them heavily implies this.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's currently slated for termination, but due to the nature of the site, it's unclear when or if that will actually happen.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: It was one of the SCPs that the Foundation tried to kill SCP-682 with. After 27 HOURS of the two of them fighting, 682 was found with 85% of its body mass missing, and 096 was staring at it from the other side of the room in a Troubled Fetal Position.
  • Unstoppable Rage: It will fly into a rage if someone looks at its face, with their complete reduction of survival rate and Cruel and Unusual Death following afterwards.
  • Volumetric Mouth: Its mouth is 4x larger than a normal human's and it screams when someone looks at it. It can even unhinge its jaws in a snake-like manner.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dr. Dan recognized its potential to cause The End of the World as We Know It if it got out of control, and sabotaged Project SCRAMBLE so that it would backfire spectacularly. He hoped the ensuing bloodbath would convince the O5s to approve his request to terminate it. It worked, but they figured out what he did and scheduled his own termination to follow soon after.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The Foundation attempted to get 096 and 682 to fight again after their aforementioned battle. Upon being introduced to 682, 096 would start screaming and clawing at its own face and wouldn't even make the attempt to engage 682, every single time. The reason for this is anyone's guess, but it says something about 682 when even 096 refuses to fight it.

    Iris Thompson 

SCP-105 - Iris Thompson
SCP-105-B, Iris' camera.
"You weren't there. I lost friends. All of them."
Iris Thompson is a European female currently detained by the Foundation, who has been locked up for most of her life. The camera she operates (known as SCP 105-B) can show real-time photographs which she, and only she, can manipulate in real time. She joined Mobile Task Force Omega-7 as its second humanoid member, but the amoral things she was forced to do and the traumatizing Able Incident has made her extremely depressed. And yet the Foundation keeps her locked up, even though she poses no threat to them and the world at large.

A list of her appearances can be found here.
  • Broken Bird: It's obvious that her confinement in the Foundation is depressing her. Besides her ability, she's just a normal girl. Her time in Omega-7 and the ensuing Able Incident couldn't have helped either.
  • Clear Their Name: She was accused of murdering her boyfriend.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acted as a sort of surrogate sister for SCP-239 before she was put into a coma.
  • The Dog Bites Back: If she really was the girl used in project LETHE, she eventually got back at the Foundation for their abuse by destroying humanity.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: If you take Project Isorropía as canon, she went through unjust imprisonment by the Foundation, the Omega-7 disaster, and project LETHE, but ultimately became a Watcher of Alexandria Eternal.
    Iris Thompson is welcomed inside the library as a Watcher of Alexandria Eternal. She is forgiven, but the people she once hated are not.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: invoked A non-time travel example. Given that she's been locked up for most of her life and only allowed to roam off-site after being press-ganged into Alpha-9, Iris is incredibly behind the times; for instance, just finding film for her camera is a challenge because digital cameras took over in the meantime.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Anomalous or not, Iris is ultimately a not particularily dangerous girl who's kept imprisoned by the Foundation. Working with Omega-7 and later Alpha-9 turned her into a skilled specialist soldier. And if you believe she's Lily from 3002, she eventually destroyed human consciousness entirely.
  • Granola Girl: She shows signs of this considering she prefers healthy food, as seen on her choice of pizza from SCP-458.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Just as sweet as can be, with the hair to match.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: She's often the subject of many personnel and humanoid SCPs' affections in various tales. For better or worse.
  • Magical Camera: She can turn photographs taken by her personal camera (SCP-105-B) into Portal Pictures. It's only limited to the photographs taken by SCP-105-B. The Resurrection canon reveals that she can also manipulate images from other cameras, although by the time she gets to try she's horribly out-of-practice and reports that it feels weird with a digital camera.
  • Motor Mouth: Her interview implies that she can be quite chatty when on a certain subject.
  • Nice Girl: Very nice, which makes her predicament all the more tragic.
  • Odd Friendship: With SCP-073, due to their shared experiences in the Foundation (especially concerning Pandora's Box).
  • Portal Picture: When she manipulates photos taken with her camera, her disembodied hand can be seen in the location depicted.
  • Reluctant Warrior: As a team leader of Last Hope. Iris was never too keen on the whole idea, and only joined them so that they wouldn't grab someone else who had no idea what they were getting into... but when push comes to shove, she can throw down with the Foundation's best, and most definitely has racked up a body count.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: In the Resurrection canon (where the Foundation decides to re-form Pandora's Box as MTF Alpha-9 "Last Hope"), they naturally approach Iris to join them, and she understandably doesn't take it well.
    Iris: No. I'm sorry, but I can't do this again. You weren't there. I lost friends. All of them.

    Teenage Gaea 

SCP-166 - Teenage Gaea

A young lady who happens to be the child of a pagan nature goddess. As such, she has the antlers, ears, hooves, and tail of a reindeer, as well as an ability to corrode any and all manmade electronic items within her vicinity. In spite of her pagan origins, she is a devout Christian, having been adopted and raised in a convent full of nuns.
  • Anti Anti Christ: She's implied to be the daughter of Clef/Satan or a demon. She is also implied to be the granddaughter of the Scarlet King on her mother's side.
  • Child by Rape: SCP-4321 implies she's the result of Lilith sexually assaulting the man who would become Dr. Clef.
  • Green Thumb: She can make plants grow, especially in inorganic materials.
  • Horned Humanoid: She possesses reindeer antlers.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She generally looks human, but has the antlers, hooves and tail of a reindeer.
  • Retcon: SCP-166 used to be a teenaged succubus instead of a teenaged Gaea because the author decided to rewrite it.
  • Square Race, Round Class: A pagan demigoddess who's also a devout Christian.
  • Walking Techbane: She destroys any electronic items within her vicinity.

    The Sculpture 

SCP-173 - The Sculpture
SCP-173 in containment
The first SCP ever written, which inspired the creation of the entire SCP universe. This abomination looks like a shoddily-made sculpture...but once eyes are taken off the thing it moves at the speed of light and snaps the necks of anything in its immediate vicinity.

The photo that inspired and is used on the SCP-173 article is actually a picture of an art piece called "Untitled 2004" by Izumi Kato. Because the image is so iconic, it is a rare exception to the SCP wiki's usual image use policies, and thus for legal reasons the SCP-173 page has been edited to include warnings about how the image and its likeness can be used.
  • And I Must Scream: According to the story "Crunch", 173 hates being frozen in stone. It's only happy when there are no people around (or alive) and it can move about freely. Since 173 is a lab specimen, this doesn't happen often.
  • Can't Move While Being Watched: It becomes a harmless statue when it's observed, but the second eyes are taken off it... Hence constant surveillance must be on SCP-173 while there are people with it, with a minimum of three people at any given time. Even so much as blinking, sneezing, or closing your eyes for any amount of time, for any reason, will cause it to move next to you. You close your eyes again, crunch.
  • Cruel Mercy: In Crunch, it refuses to kill SCP-451 even when he closed his eyes in front of it, thinking it would be far more horrific for him if he was allowed a slow death.
  • The Dreaded: Even SCP-682 is afraid of this guy, cramming itself against the farthest wall, staring for hours on end, and evolving extra, armored sets of eyes rather than trying to kill it.
  • Hive Mind: The army of duplicates in the revised entry are theorised to have a hive consciousness.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Even the most horrifiying of SCPs freeze upon seeing this thing. It says something when even 682 backs away upon seeing 173.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Possibly. When SCP-187 (who can see the present and future states of anything she's looking at) saw this thing, all she could do was scream until she collapsed, slipped into a coma for two days and had no recollection of what she saw upon waking up.
  • Implacable Man: In Containment Breach. You can sometimes hear scraping stone coming from the walls; SCP-173 can navigate vents.
  • Invincible Boogeymen: It is in all respects, unkillable, and the only defense against it is to maintain eye contact with it at all times.
  • Living Statue: Like many items on this list, 173 is a mundane-looking, manmade object which has supernatural powers. Also, a mixture of human blood and feces inexplicably appears in any room it's stored in. Needless to say, D-class personnel are used to clean it up.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Since the original article never gave any explanation for where it came from, several writers have come up with their own ideas for its origin.
  • Murderous Mannequin: A tacky totem which looks like it was cobbled together by a high school art student.
  • Neck Snap: Its method of attack. Suffocation will also do in a pinch.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: It delivered one to 682. Researchers theorized that the only reason 173 didn't finish the job was the difference in mass between the two objects.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted somehow. SCP-173's cell has a combination of blood and feces accumulate across the floor through an unknown method, requiring that it be cleaned on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: It moves extremely quickly when not being seen, similar to that of the Weeping Angels.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: To a certain extent. It doesn't discriminate between whose neck it snaps, be they human or SCP.
  • Self-Duplication: In one story, it duplicates into an army in the revised entry that overturns both North and South America, leading to both continents being nuked.


SCP-179 - Sauelsuesor

An immense celestial being who resides in a corner of the solar system. She is particularly fond of the sun, who she refers to as her brother. Communication with her through a satellite leads the Foundation to discover that she is kind and loving towards all life, earthly or otherwise. As per her own words, she acts as a lookout for the planet, pointing out astronomical threats from as far as Neptune.
  • Big Good: On a cosmic level, she and her "brother" (the SUN) are the most benign and helpful superpowered entities which the Foundation has encountered to date. In the universe of the SCP Foundation, that quality is vanishingly rare. Sauelsuesor is not classified Thaumiel for nothing.
    • On the other hand, the Foundation restricts access to her to prevent their enemies of knowing about any potential attacks they may launch.
  • Guardian Entity: For every sapient species living in (or around, or beside, or looking in) Earth's solar system, of which humans are simply one of the most talkative. She points towards incoming or active threats to life in the system, at times growing extra arms to point. When a threat is addressed by the Foundation, she will nod, and then put the arm down.
  • Indo-European Alien Language: Played with. While she can speak in modern French, her name- see below, is composed of Indo European words, albeit ancient ones, despite even the oldest dates for the proto-language being thousands of years younger than she is. Also stretches the definition of alien for reasons further below.
  • Meaningful Name: A rather obscure one; her name means "the sister of the Sun" in what appears to be ancient Indo-European. Some of the additional names listed in the link below also relate to the sun, with references to Amaterasu and Phoebe.
  • Multi-Armed Multitasking: When having to point at multiple objects, more arms will be formed.
  • The Needless: Floats in space just a few thousand miles below Sol, having no need for food, rest, or air.
  • Power of the Sun: Apparentlynote  possesses a metabolism based on the reaction/fusion of solar wind.
  • Power Tattoo: A series of glowing alchemy symbols over her matte black body.
  • Prophet Eyes: According to this tale her eyes are "A moon-silver color"note  and she can detect threats from beyond Neptune to boot.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Over 34 kilometers long. In the SCP's discussion, the author has said the SCP herself is no taller than two metres.
  • Sensor Character: Sensitive to all forms of electromagnetic radiation, and also capable of detecting specifically harmful objects at astronomical distances.
  • Space Is Slow Motion: Subverted; while she only appears to move once every few weeks, the interview shows that she is capable of moving in real time. And while there's a several minute long break between her lines of dialogue, that's just due to the time delay between Earth and the Sun.
  • Time Abyss: In the discussion, a user calculated her age by comparing the normal rate at which human hair grows to the current length of her hair (which is over 34 kilometers long). They came to the conclusion that she is roughly 22,700 years old, which the author confirmed.
  • Was Once a Man: Formerly a hunter-gatherer woman from prehistoric Earth. She also speaks fluent French.

    Cyborg Child 

SCP-191 - Cyborg Child

A kidnapped little girl who was shoddily turned into a cyborg. She was brought into the Foundation's custody when they and the Global Occult Coalition raided the laboratory of the mad scientist responsible for her condition, who had killed himself to escape custody. Ever since her transformation, she refers to herself as a machine, and is content with not knowing any details about her former life as a human.
  • Adult Fear: She was a normal girl that was abducted and turned into a cyborg.
  • Back from the Dead: Her lungs, heart, and major blood vessels have been replaced with mechanical parts that can "restart" her bodily system after death.
  • Body Horror: She had plenty of body parts removed (for starters, she lost half her face plus mouth) and replaced with horrific implements, along with weird substitutes to keep the biological systems working.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: The experiment log (see below) seem to imply that she sees herself as a machine rather than a human being.
  • Cyborg: Hence why she's known as the "Cyborg Child".
  • Electronic Eyes: Her left eye was changed with one that glows red (but can change to green in "data reading" mode) and can see radiation outside the visible spectrum.
  • Flawed Prototype: It's believed that she's simply a testbed for other subjects. Some of her modifications seem to be pointless. She's susceptible to injury and infection, and the modification leave her with impaired motor skills.
  • The Grotesque: Her hideous mechanical form and the fact that she was forcibly altered into said form makes it hard not feel sorry for the poor girl.
  • Robot Girl: An example without the trope's usual sex appeal (helps she's less than 10 years old).
  • Schizo Tech: Along with technology so advanced it made the Foundation keep her, there are serial buses for obsolete interfaces such as Firewire and DIN-8.
  • Shrinking Violet: The experiment log hint that she's this.
  • Sole Survivor: Other subjects were destroyed during the raid on the laboratory of her creator Mad Scientist.
  • The Speechless: Given her mouth and larynx were removed, she cannot speak. "Typing" while connected to a computer is another deal.
  • Technopath: A limited example, as she can connect with electronic equipment and use it.
  • Techno Wizard: Can perform some amazing feats when linked to a computer. She can draw perfect copies of photographs with MS Paint using only the pencil tool, copy and load the contents of a broken game disc onto a console and make a perfect run-through - despite the console being the Wii, which is all about motion control, and she was able to dub the Wiimote controls "despite the fact that it did not make any physical movements consistent".note  and perform impossible video-enhancement techniques (from cop shows) using a normal program. The last one isn't perfect (she made-up license plate numbers for cars she could not identify, and substitutes Foundation staff for individuals she can't make out), but they're good enough that many on-site personnel were unable to tell they were the forgeries.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Prefers to stay in this position out of comfort, thanks to all the haphazard machinery sticking out of her flesh.

    Special Personnel Requirements / The Seventh Bride 

SCP-231 - Special Personnel Requirements

One of the most infamous of all SCPs contained, SCP-231 used to be a group of seven young women who were impregnated with otherworldly horrors by a demonic cult known as the Children of the Scarlet King. A majority of the seven women have died from birthing their demonic spawn, so now only the seventh remains. As it is acknowledged that the world will end if the seventh woman gives birth, she is regularly subjected to an unspeakable procedure known as "110-Montauk" in an attempt to keep whatever she is pregnant with from being born.
  • And I Must Scream: One of the better examples of why "less" is "more"; she has to be constantly subjected to this, or else the monster fetus inside her will destroy the world.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Not of her own choice, though; the creepy sex cult that impregnated her put some kind of abomination in her womb that could end the world.
  • Death by Childbirth: Happened to 231-5. Removing the SCP-██ also leads to death, even in a case where SCP-500 was used.
  • Driven to Suicide:
    • 231-3 is stated to have killed herself due to what 110-Montauk causes.
    • When the effectiveness of 110-Montauk was dropping due to 231-7 getting used to the procedure, one researcher proposed that the horror of the torture could be maintained if she was mind-wiped regularly. It worked, and the researcher committed suicide "from heightened emotional stress."
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Assumed to be what will happen if Procedure 110-Montauk is not regularly carried out on SCP-231-7, as each time a member of SCP-231 gives birth, something horrible happens that kills lot of people, and each subsequent birth kills more than the previous.
  • Fetus Terrible: The SCP-██ she carries is some kind of horrific, inhuman... thing that will apparently end the world if not kept in check with Procedure 110-Montauk.
  • Harmful to Minors: Whatever Procedure 110-Montauk is. After all, the poor girl's age can be in the single digits.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: She was supposed to be Conquest in the Competitive Eschatology canon. She quits the job.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Word of God, Procedure 110-Montauk is named after the Montauk Project, which has some nasty implications.
  • Morton's Fork: Regardless if an instance of SCP-231 successfully gives birth, dies, or has the fetus removed through some method, as soon as the fetus exits their body, █████████████ event will initiate, resulting in massive and ever-increasing amounts of casualties and destruction.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Procedure 110-Montauk. Which is probably for the best, given what we do know about it:
      • One of the girls subjected to it was Driven to Suicide because of it, and Foundation personnel assigned to this SCP had a very high suicide rate before routine memory wipes were implemented.
      • The emotional trauma it causes is absolutely necessary for the procedure to have full effect; even her getting a little used to the procedure could cause it to fail.
      • SCP 1459 absolutely refuses to use the procedure in its games, despite allowing all sorts of horrible demises. It gives a cyanide cookie to the researcher who made the request.
    • The Fetus Terrible that SCP-231 instances give birth to are all designated SCP-██, which implies that the entity is known and contained by the Foundation. The problem is, the Foundation doesn't have two-digit designations; SCPs before 100 are referred to as 001 through 099.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: SCP-231-7 is the can for... whatever End of the World as We Know It entity it is that she carries. And the Foundation has to do some horrible stuff to keep it in there. Trust us, You Do NOT Want to Know.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The New Job article claims that SCP-231-7 was allowed to give birth by the 05 Council when they found evidence that her child wouldn't destroy the world, but would instead save it from the Scarlet King. As a result she gave birth to SCP-999 who cured her trauma. Afterwards, she was returned to her family; all of them were given class F amnestics; they received new identities and were relocated away from the closest known location of the Scarlet King's cult; and the Foundation's Ethics Committee saw to it that the families of all seven SCP-231s were each given a "seven figure payout" as compensation for the misdeeds done against their daughters.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kind of; anyone who is assigned for Procedure 110-Montauk needs to be fully willing to do something horrific to a girl... though violent criminals are not to be used to avoid the risk of killing her.

    The Witch Child / Sigurrós Stefánsdóttir 

SCP-239 - The Witch Child

SCP-239, known by the name of Sigurrós Stefánsdóttir, was once a cheerful little girl who was able to warp reality with surprising ease. The Foundation had convinced her that she was a witch in an effort to control her naivety and thus reel in her immense powers. After a particular incident in which her powers had gone out of control, the Foundation was forced to put her into a permanent, medically induced coma.
A list of her appearances can be found here.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Dr Clef. Maybe. It's implied he may have accidentally influenced her into thinking that he might kill her.
  • Charm Person: Her powers can be implemented in this way, converting people into her "friends".
  • Child Mage: One of the ways the Foundation tried to control her was by convincing her that she was actually a Witch, hence why she's known as "The Witch Child", and that she was unable to use her powers without the aid of a specially-created spellbook. This, sadly, no longer works.
  • Cosmic Chess Game: She doesn't play chess, so when SCP-343 challenges her to a cosmic chess game, she turns her side of board into Yu-Gi-Oh!.
  • Creepy Child: Although not malevolent, as only her glowing features, capacity of influencing others, and potentially world wrecking powers make her disturbing.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: For the Reality Warper. Even if she is just a sweet little kid, her mere existence offers up so many terrifying possibilities that could go horribly wrong that the "safest" option for the rest of the world to keep her in a perpetual coma-like state. She had to be put permanently into a coma because of problems her unconscious alteration of reality caused (though she can't fully be blamed since she's a child and Dr. Clef's suspicion of her actually ended up sparking the trouble in the first place).
  • Deep Sleep: She's to be kept in a medically induced coma until further notice.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: A possibility, if she starts becoming malevolent, and one of the reasons why she is still in a coma.
  • God: One of many theories. Of course, it's one of Clef's theories.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes emit a previously unknown but classified form of radiation. In low concentrations, the waves are harmless, but if concentrated can break down matter on a subatomic level.
  • Goo Goo God Like: She's incredibly powerful and dangerous, but she doesn't even know it.
  • Little Miss Almighty: Deconstructed. She's all powerful but being a child, has little knowledge or control to make herself a Person of Mass Destruction.
  • Meaningful Name: She shares her last name with that of Erla Stefánsdóttir, an Icelandic piano-teacher and self-proclaimed seer who is best known for having frequently given public comments on the huldufólk of Iceland. She also takes her first name from a popular Icelandic Alternative Rock band.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: The reason for her Keter classification despite being non-malevolent.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being Keter-class, she wants to be a "good girl" but her power makes her too dangerous and too difficult to control. Just to prove how not evil she is, she brought a dead bird back to life because its chicks were crying for it.
  • Nice Hat: She was given a witch's hat to further strengthen her belief that she's a witch.
  • Nightmare of Normality: Downplayed, as she was encouraged to think of herself as a witch with a limited number of spells rather than an all-powerful reality-bender.
  • Reality Warper: Whatever she wants becomes reality. For instance, when Clef threatens her after she's seen Sleeping Beauty, he turns into a dragon.
  • Self-Made Orphan: After she was born, she caused an enormous explosion that only she survived, so we can assume that her parents didn't make it.
  • Spell Book: She was given one in an attempt to limit her power to only casting certain spells.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Depending how you look at her situation and what could happen if she ever wakes up.

    Child of Man / Sarah Bright 

SCP-321 - Child of Man

The stillborn daughter of a certain Foundation researcher, whose father utilized several different SCPs to bring her back to life. As a result, she became freakishly tall and developed an instant healing factor, but retained her infant state of mind, essentially rendering her mentally ill.


SCP-343 - "God"
"God" as he appears in SCP-6666.
"I’m very old now, Doctor. I’m not sure how useful I can be. Sometimes, I look for books, but I can’t remember their names. And they’re just not there anymore."

This entity is a well-spoken reality warper who resembles an old man and claims to be the creator of the universe. Being able to teleport seemingly at will makes him unable to be contained by normal means and thus the Foundation leaves him alone and gives him whatever he desires. Has a past history with Dr. Alto Clef, spanning back to his days in the GOC as "Agent Ukulele".

  • Affably Evil: One perspective of him, anyway. He's affable, but his morality is pretty ambiguous and in the Competitive Eschatology, he's part of the world-ending Big Bad Ensemble.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: This is actually one of the reasons why the article hasn't been deleted, as — unlike the aggressive, demanding reality warpers like 531-D — "God" makes no demands of the staff and poses no (apparent) threat to the world at large.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He is somehow influencing the Foundation into giving him whatever he wants, but we don't know his end goal or if he even has one.
  • Bigger on the Inside: A Foundation Doctor noted that after SCP-343 renovated his cell, it seemed to be many times larger on the inside than when viewed from the outside.
  • Break the Badass: In SCP-6666, he tells Clef of a time when he was still a mortal sorcerer named Methuselah, and how he was captured and tortured by the Children of the Night. He was clearly traumatized by the events, and is still terrified of the Children. He even asks Clef if the Foundation have found any signs of the Children still existing, in which case he intends to flee to another realm immediately.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's rather cheerful and pleasant. Personnel who interact with him tend to feel happier afterwards.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Clef to stop 239 in "Unfinished Business".
  • The End of the World as We Know It: He's one of the main players in the Competitive Eschatology canon, as Yahve (or somebody who merely believes he's Yahve).
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: It is absolutely impossible to contain 343; in fact, the only reason he remains in captivity is because he seems to like the Foundation.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: In "Unfinished Business", it's revealed that he's a Type Green, like 239 and 531-D; however, he's also one of the rare few who was able to stop himself from descending into destructive megalomania, hence the reason why Clef hasn't recommended his termination or revealed his true nature. Of course, since there's no canon, the validity of this story is up to you.
  • The Omnipotent: He's described as having apparent omnipotence.
  • The Omniscient: SCP-343 seems to have a knowledge of all topics, allowing him to speak with anyone about anything.
  • Reality Warper: Though he prefers the term "Shaper".
  • Rule of Seven: He's SCP-343, which is 7 cubed. 7 x 7 x 7, a number that's mentioned in the Bible as the number of times you have to forgive someone in a day, as well as practically the divine version of 666.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Subverted. Any attempts to seal SCP-343 are basically futile, and he's only there because he wants to be. Also, the "good" part is debatable.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: In SCP-6666, after realizing that Cain told the Foundation who he is, he has some choice words directed at the first son of Adam.
    343: God dammit, Cain. Cain the Wanderer. Plainswalker. Bastard.
  • Super Power Lottery: He's an apparently omnipotent man who is god. Or at least, a Reality Warper that claims to be god.
  • Troll: Though generally benign, he did once delete a doctor's orders just to annoy him.
  • Was Once a Man: According to Cain in SCP-6666, he was once a mortal sorcerer named Methuselah the Arcanist, though how he became an all-powerful reality warper is unknown.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Theorized to be one of the few reality benders to avert this, which is why he's one of the only ones who hasn't been Clefforated.

    Illusory Butterflies 

SCP-408 - Illusory Butterflies

SCP-408 is a large swarm of sentient butterflies that are able to take on the form of whatever is in their vicinity. They often utilize this ability to engage Foundation staff in conversation, or protect themselves from potential threats.

    Self-Inserting Character / Fred 

SCP-423 - Self-Inserting Character

SCP-423, referred to as "Fred", is an entity who exists within textual narratives. While he is normally contained in a journal, where the staff usually have him answer questions, Fred, true to his nickname, will insert himself into nearly any form of literature he is presented with, editing the story so that he becomes a minor character.
A list of his appearances can be found here.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: When inserted into the German edition of Mein Kampf, Fred's additions are noted to contain a number of grammatical and stylistic mistakes.
  • Coconut Superpowers: In a weird case of this, Fred can only edit the text in a story, so when he was sent into an old issue of X-Men, he took the form of a mutant whose powers, coincidentally, happened to make him invisible and inaudible.
  • Divide by Zero: An evident risk the Foundation is intent on avoiding. Not only is any attempt to cross 423 with any SCP that exhibits literary manipulation or effects not even considered, but even a proposal to have him enter a perfectly normal book involving a character who can, themselves, enter works of fiction was summarily rejected.
  • Gender Bender: In one case, the Foundation decided to force Fred as a main character by writing a story in a fantasy world where all people were female except for a legendary hero drawn from another world. The only change Fred made was that one of a queen's servants was now named Frederica.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Averted; due to his apparent desire to simply witness literary events in person, Fred typically casts himself as a minor character, and in some cases writes himself out of the story's main drama (such as in 12 Angry Men, where he is a guard "disappointed to be excluded from the jurors' deliberations"). Though he did rewrite an experiment log to describe himself as "ruggedly handsome".
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: He's managed to make appearances in at least two other SCP files, meaning he's not exactly all that well contained. The second of the appearances, in SCP-3143, actually reveals that the Foundation has lost track of him.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Sorta. Fred suddenly gains any powers that'd be considered "normal" for him to be a minor character in a story, and only in that story. If he's in Harry Potter, for instance, he becomes a wizard, and in a story with talking animals, he becomes one of the animals.
  • Nice Guy: Fred is polite, courteous, resists temptation, and criticizes the Foundation for its We Have Reserves attitude toward D-Classes. invoked
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: His reaction to Atlanta Nights is "You bastards. I'm not going back in there, you can't make me." Given the book already has a minor character called Frederick note  it ends up intriguing the Foundation.
  • One Steve Limit: This is averted if Fred's inserted into a story that already has a character named Fred, such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as he will still be called Fred despite multiple characters now having that same name.
  • Self-Insert Fic: He's a sapient character that automatically adjusts all stories he "enters" to have him featured in some fashion or another, so every story he's been in technically counts as one.

    Reluctant Dimension Hopper / Grabnok the Destroyer 

SCP-507 - Reluctant Dimension Hopper

Known by many different names, SCP-507 is a man who randomly and involuntarily teleports to alternate dimensions. His travels have him facing sights that no human has ever witnessed, and often conquering insurmountable odds. His ability makes him borderline impossible to contain, so the Foundation advises their staff not to touch him and just let him go where he will.

A list of his appearances can be found here.

  • The Ace: Hilariously, he often arrives in realities with an SCP equivalent to his own. In one, he actually became a very valuable field agent in about three months. Upon arriving back to his reality, he details several SCP's that haven't been contained by his reality yet and they are found and captured. He then requests to join his own reality's field team, which is, of course, denied. It's probably for the best given his unpredictable shifting (which could occur in the middle of a mission).
  • Action Survivor: The man has been in several realities with near-fatal conditions. He survives everything these worlds throw at him, including fighting a polar bear bare-handed for a moment or two.
  • Aliens Speaking English: The denizens of the dimensions he visits usually speak English even if they don't resemble humans.
  • Binary Suns: He once went to a world with two suns but realized they were the eyes of a giant when it turned away. 507 spent the rest of his time on that world hiding in a cave.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's clearly a bit touched in the head, especially because his powers make him suffer.
  • Cosmic Plaything: His "ability" naturally leads him getting put through the wringer, through no fault of his own or anyone else.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Not that he wanted to become one, because he cannot control his dimension travels at all. Besides, many of the dimensions he travels to are really dangerous and/or weird.
  • Eldritch Location: He usually ends up in these type of places.
  • Extreme Doormat: The reason he's given so much freedom by the Foundation is because he's completely obedient to their will.
  • I Have Many Names: He'll respond to the names "Tommy", "Steve", "Bruto", "Guy", "Houdini", and "Grabnok the Destroyer".
  • Klingon Promotion: Document 507-3B is a list of the Alternate Universes SCP-507 has been to while in Foundation custody. In universe 7F2-WA3-193, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by his Vice President in order to assume the Presidency. Over time this became a standard procedure in which any qualified candidate could become President by assassinating the current President. It seems that SCP-507-B hails from this reality.
  • Lovable Coward: The attached document implies that he's quite cowardly, but can you blame the poor guy?
  • Mirror Universe: One of the universes he wound up in had a "Church of the Mending God" and a version of the Global Occult Coalition that worshiped the supernatural.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Interview 507-G documents an aversion, with a twist ending. He also met another version of himself during one of his shifts as well. As well as a female version of himself in a universe where everyone is the opposite sex.
  • Power Incontinence: Has absolutely no control over his "shifts" and when they occur. They can even occur while he is sleeping or in mid-sentence.
  • Properly Paranoid: When two of him show up at the same time, they refuse to reveal which is from a different reality so that the Foundation won't dissect the spare. When one teleports, the other accidentally lets slip a detail that ID's both of them as alternates. The last line of the log is a typical clinical research log indicating that 507's powers do still apply to "severed limbs". The original 507 reappears a few days later, and is never informed about the events.
  • Random Transportation: He has no control over when the shifts happen and where they take him to. There is a reason he is called the "reluctant" dimension hopper.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Although he can't control his power, he always ends up on worlds where he can survive. Never appearing in mid-air, inside a solid object or outer space etc and he always comes back before he can be killed. This suggests that his anomaly comes with at least some safeguards.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: He has no outstanding physical characteristics outside of being slightly overweight and an unknown accent.
  • Running Gag: Pudding. The guy's encounters caused him to have a small sub-plot regarding pudding.
    • He first adopts a full-pudding diet for two weeks after coming back from a world where all the plants scream telepathically when eaten.
    • He then becomes addicted to pudding for a short while after he travels to a dimension full of [REDACTED] that appeared as pudding to him.
    • He then completely avoids pudding after traveling to another dimension and experiencing some [DATA EXPUNGED], causing him to return much, much fatter.
  • Silicon-Based Life: On one of SCP-507's trips, he ended up in a dimension with living, moving crystals based on silicon. They're described as looking like crustaceans and may be connected to SCP-440, which also creates crustacean-like silicon-based life.
  • Spot the Imposter: Multiple versions of 507 have shown up in Foundation custody at the same time, leaving agents to guess which, if either is theirs.
  • Telepathy: Document 507-3B is a list of the Alternate Universes SCP-507 has been to while in Foundation custody. In universe 9E2-66V-7HG5 he encountered plants that gave off a "telepathic scream" when eaten.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: After SCP-507-A blows his cover and exposes himself as hailing from a different universe:
    507-A: Oh, bugger.
  • Thought They Knew Already: One dimension's version of the Foundation accidentally revealed information to SCP-507 because they thought he already knew.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Paradoxically, for as many weird Eldritch Locations as SCP-507 finds himself in, he never winds up in a location where he would be mortally wounded or instantly killed, like, say, in the middle of space. He doesn't even manage to ever bring back anything dangerous with him.
  • Unlucky Everydude: He's just a normal guy with the bad luck of being randomly teleported to different dimensions.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In a deleted SCP, SCP-507 wound up in a game store during one of his trips. He bought a couple of booster packs of an expy of Magic: the Gathering for a couple of agents he knew. The problem was that when they used the cards, in this case, a fireball card, it set the opposite player on fire. Later, when interviewed about the game store, he said he did find it odd that the two guys playing it there were doing so in a steel cage. However, he figured that was just how they played it.
  • We Are as Mayflies: He once ended up in a dimension where humans live full lifespans in 24 hours. He became internationally famous due to his normal lifespan allowing him to live for two months. He even became regarded as a wise elder who was consulted on world affecting decisions.
  • Weird Moon: Once went to a world that had Earth floating in the sky. He asked a local alien who said it was the moon.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: He speaks with an accent of... disputable origin.

    He Feels Your Pain / TJ Bright 

SCP-590 - He Feels Your Pain
A boy with ability to heals people by touching them. When touched, all of their ailments and injuries are transferred to him. This has left him deeply scarred and with the mental facility of a child.
  • The Ageless: He looks like a 16 year old but he actually is much older.
  • Empathic Healer: When he touches somebody, all of their injuries and disease are transfered to him, hence his nickname "He Feels Your Pain". Didn't end well for him in the long run, though.
  • Fate Worse than Death: What the Foundation (or, to be more accurate, his brother Dr. Bright) ultimately did to him after he cured his stillborn sister; he was reduced to a Manchild who was no longer able to speak and is strapped down to act as nothing more than a disease repository for the Foundation. And it gets worse;, this was actually Dr. Bright's method of being NICE to him, considering the mental pain of healing a stillborn infant before being turned into a Manchild.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Subverted. Even though the Foundation makes it clear that he’s not to be given a proper name or be viewed as anything other than a tool, he’s continuously referred to as a “he”, and is one of the few humanoids to get such treatment.
  • Kick the Dog: Pretty much everything that happens to him, including (as the Leak Thread states) being forced by his own father to heal his stillborn sister, SCP-321, which left him bedridden until healing by SCP-500, and, after that came, they had to reduce him to a Manchild so that his mind wouldn't have to comprehend the mental pain he went through.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's Dr. Bright's brother.
  • Manchild: He was forcibly turned into one. Although he's a teenager, he now has the mind of a toddler.
  • The Protagonist: Of Dating Sim The Sisters of Cheyenne Point. Things get better for him there, but, considering that it has so many bad endings, not very.
  • Red Headed Step Child: He has red hair and is basically a guinea pig for the Foundation's experiments at this point.

    The Flesh that Hates 

SCP-610 - The Flesh that Hates

One of the most rampant and destructive forces encountered by the Foundation, SCP-610 is an extremely contagious skin disease that mutates those it infects into fleshy, non-humanoid creatures who are strongly hostile to those not infected. The Foundation has currently contained the infected in an isolated village somewhere in Siberia with cooperation by the Russian Government, ensuring that any instances that leave the village are terminated ASAP.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A few of the research teams encounter an absolutely gigantic specimen. Said specimen is responsible for most of their deaths, and is seemingly invulnerable.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Not only does it turn people into instances of itself with varying mutations, but it can also turn other living creatures and even inanimate objects into instances. They also exhibit some strange uses with their powers, such as one instance seemingly tearing off some of its tendrils and using them as food.
  • Body Horror: The infected suffer horrifying transformations. There's a picture of it, too.
  • Combat Tentacles: "SCP-610-L5 - Manned exploration of the Site A tunnels". While the assault team is escaping from the underground church, a tendril emerges from the ground, grabs one of them, and flings them away. The tendril came from a SCP-610 infected creature hiding under the ground.
  • Expy
    • A virus that horribly mutates infectees. Sound familiar? Just that it lacks the disguising ability that would normally cause paranoia. They also seem to be similar to Necromorphs and the Flood in appearance and variations in mutations. The church-like structure the final exploration team found helps.
    • With the Adytum mythos, the resemblance to the Flood strengthens in some ways; 610 is just a part of a much nastier and widespread whole, with a brilliant, manipulative, well-read, and eternally patient mind at the head ala Gravemind.
  • External Retcon: Another author wrote SCP-610 into the mythos (and modern-day schemes) of Adytum and the Grand Karcist Ion's Sarkic cults, a worldwide Lovecraftian religion of fleshcrafting sorcerers. It is also confirmed that both 610 and Adytum's cults are the FLESH that the Church of the Broken God despises. The loathing is mutual.
  • Hidden Elf Village: More like a Hidden Abomination Village. Site B is an entire ancient, hidden village completely inhabited by SCP-610 instances, and is where the Foundation discovers signs of the Religion of Evil.
  • Hive Mind:
    • Somewhat. While the different instances for the most part seem to carry some sort of link with each other, such as them shrieking when an orb-like structure they created was destroyed, even though some of the infected were in a different part of town, they also seem to exhibit individual behaviors, such as one instance randomly beating up another instance.
    • Retcons have made the 610 infestation in Baikal one contingent of a global (and extradimensional) whole: The Sarkic cults of Adytum.
  • Human Resources: Every structure, weapon, and tool the contagion uses is made from flesh and/or bone taken from a victim.
  • Kill It with Fire: This is how specimens and infected subjects are terminated. Also seems to be at least partially why it hasn't spread outside of its point of origin, located in Siberia.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Plague Zombie with the Body Horror value turned up to eleven, with some heavy Religion of Evil elements added on top.
  • Religion of Evil: The final exploration team discovers a church-like structure underground where the surrounding instances seem to be exhibiting strange, trance-like behaviors, and then another outside, complete with a village. The latter of these plays host to a cannibalistic ritual (seemingly led by a "priest" in a hooded cloak), and features a metal Ouroboros symbol. See External Retcon above for how this religion was expanded on.
  • Time Abyss: The aforementioned churches and other structures are centuries, if not millennia old. Since the contagion has been alive and active for centuries, thousands will have died or worse to make up their tunnel network.
  • The Virus: SCP-610 is a skin disease that spreads via body contact. A very horrible skin disease.
  • Viral Transformation: SCP-610 infected will undergo some rather... unpleasant transformation after the disease spreads to the whole body.
  • You Will Be Assimilated: SCP-610 infected are openly aggressive and actively attempt to spread the disease to non-infected.

    Butler's Hand Bell / Mr. Deeds 

SCP-662 - Butler's Hand Bell
An artistic depiction of Deeds with a buck knife and SCP-662.
"My apologies for the delay, finding a way out was troublesome. But not to worry, I’ve brought the tea, just as you asked. I do hope you enjoy it."

SCP-662 appears to be an ordinary silver hand bell. Ringing the bell, however, will end up summoning Mr. Deeds, a British butler who wishes to perform nearly any task the ringer of his bell desires. Deeds can even kill someone with suprising accuracy, should his bell owner ask him to do so. If that isn't enough, Deeds can even be asked to kill himself, which he accepts without question. Should Deeds do so, he returns to life the next time his bell is rung, provided that his corpse is out of the ringer's range of vision.

  • Battle Butler: Well, Deeds is a butler... and you can send him to kill people.
  • Benevolent Genie: Deeds will always try to fulfill his master's wishes as intended, and if he is incapable of doing so, will politely say so and suggest an alternative.
  • Decapitation Strike: His role in SCP-5000 is to assassinate the world's leaders using any tools available. He strangely disappears after the first day, implying that he managed to kill all the major heads of state in a single day.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Deeds refuses to carry out some orders, such as preparing a human flesh sandwich.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He doesn't remember exactly when he was born, but believes it wasn't in this era. He recalls seeing the Horse and Buggy, and that bicycles were just becoming a fad with the wealthy, suggesting he's from the late 19th century.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Deeds, with the bell serving as his bottle.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • A number of "experiments" done with this SCP amount to Dr. Mirth getting Deeds to do his own personal errands. The Council had to tell him to knock it off.
    • How the bell itself was found also qualifies. It came to the Foundation's attention when a petty thief was trying to sell it to a pawn shop.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: His loyalties to whoever holds the bell doesn't seem to make a difference to him, even if that person purposely got him killed last time he did what they asked.
  • Nice Guy: He's a friendly fellow who will do anything requested of him to the best of his ability, and the worst he does outside of his job is act uncomfortable when pressed on his origins or how his abilities work.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: He needs to be unobserved to bring back items, and knows if he is being observed. If there are cameras, they simply malfunction for a minute or two, with Deeds not knowing or caring how he got the item.
  • Resurrective Immortality: If he is killed, he will revive the next time the bell is rung.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Whenever Deeds is killed, no matter how severe his injuries, he comes right back once his corpse is out of sight and the bell is rung.
  • A Wizard Did It: Not even Deeds himself is quite sure how he's able to do what he does. Thinking about it too much seems to distress him.

    Liquid Polecat 

SCP-845 - Liquid Polecat

A species of mustelid that is able to convert themselves into a liquid form. The ability to do so manifests when these creatures are hunting, startled, or at play. They have been known to slip inside the canteens of nearby campers, and will often return to soild form and burrow their way out of the body if ingested.
  • Chest Burster: If SCP-845 is swallowed while in liquid form, it will change back into its animal form in the victim's stomach and burrow its way out of the victim's body through the abdomen.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: SCP-845 is a polecat that can change into a light brown liquid similar to water.


SCP-846 - Robo-Dude
SCP-846 in its dormant state.
SCP-846, better known as "Robo-Dude", is a talking plastic toy robot created by Dr. Wondertainment. It claims to possess 350 "Robo-Accessories" that can be accessed using voice commands, these "Robo-Accessories" range from harmless water guns to fully functional firearms to implied mini-nukes.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: "DO NOT INTIMIDATE ROBO-DUDE." This thing may look like a typical goofy toy, but watch out, it can and will murder you with its weapons if it has the chance.
  • Dance Sensation: Its "ROBO-DANCE", which it will perform without being asked.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Its "Fire Drill", which is essentially a flamethrower.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: It has 350 "Robo-Accessories".
  • Killer Robot: An example that's meant to be a toy.
  • My Little Panzer: It's a children's toy armed with numerous weapons. And they all work!
  • Nuke 'em: Presumably what its "Atomic Grenade" is. Understandably, the Foundation didn't try to test it.
  • Third-Person Person: It constantly refers to itself as "Robo-Dude".
  • Zeerust: It closely resembles a 1950's-style toy robot.

    The Clockworks 

SCP-914 - The Clockworks
One of the least complex sections of SCP-914 in a non-active state.
SCP-914 is a large device made up of various clockwork materials that will "refine" any object that is placed inside inside of it. The "quality" of the refining is dictated by a knob that has the words Rough and Coarse (degrading the object) on one side and Fine and Very Fine (amplifying or upgrading the object) on another with 1:1 (just in between) in the middle.
  • Amplifier Artifact: When on Fine or Very Fine. For instance, a CD became a flash drive, and a printed copy of the Mona Lisa results in a version painted on either canvas (Fine) or wood (Very Fine, as that is the material of the original). Notably, the Very Fine Mona Lisa is completely indistinguishable from the original, even appearing as though aged five centuries.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Several experiments have teased the possibility of controlling the machine to actually give out the expected results; however, the means of doing so are impossible to apply in practice. A Bob Ross video changed to feature the artist fiddling with 914 and obtaining perfectly viable products at the end, even if he has to regress considerably in the process and even break several pieces for parts; the problem is that several factors affecting the end result include temperature, humidity, light, and specific thoughts or visualizations. At no point does Ross explain how this affects 914, merely mentioning the factors as a means to an end - and it doesn't help it's impossibly counterintuitive to begin with. Mr. Deeds is also capable, at lower settings, to produce exactly what he wants, but 914 is uncooperative and it's clear doing this is damaging it, so experimentation is discontinued before attempting this on higher settings.
  • Awesomeness Is Volatile: Items gained from the Very Fine setting have a high chance of breaking spectacularly at some point. Recursively refined items using this setting are increasingly prone to this.
    • At one point, Dr. Veritas had the idea to summon Mr. Deeds to see if his abilities were conductive in controlling 914's output. While Deeds was successful in delivering somewhat expected results rather than 914's usual Wild Card results, 914 seemed remarkably uncooperative and future tests were cancelled when it became obvious gaming the system this way was damaging the machine.
  • Bio Manipulation: Averted. It can do this, but the biological risks of playing with living matter are so appalling the O-5 Council have passed a blanket ban on biological experimentation with it, making it only possible in an extremely limited fashion and only with special dispensation from the Council. While this has not deterred the very occasional moron trying to play God, they are nearly always gunned down by Site security as soon as the results leave the cubbyhole.
  • Black Box: Nobody's sure how the collection of gears works.
  • Clock Punk: It's made entirely from clockwork parts.
  • Combinatorial Explosion: It has five quality settings, "Rough", "Coarse", "1:1", "Fine" and "Very Fine" and the results are different every time.
  • Equivalent Exchange:
    • The 1:1 setting—the machine converts the item to a similar item of the same quality.
    • In a more scientific take on the trope, SCP-914 won't break the laws of thermodynamics, and anything sent into it must be made of the same materials on the atomic scale once it comes out.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Attempting to use 914 to Kick the Dog generally results in the machine refusing to play along, even breaking its own rules to do so.
    • When a janitor tries to use it to destroy Jeff the Mug Cat, the most 914 does (even on Very Fine) is change Jeff's fur pattern, and when a researcher tried to destroy a laptop with evidence that he was a human trafficker by putting the device in 914 on Rough results in the laptop being neatly disassembled and easy to reassemble.
    • 914 hates SCP-1459, the puppy-killing arcade game. Giving it a copy of 1459's file results in suggestions of possible painful demises for the device.
  • Fusion Dance: Generally from two items on the Fine setting. Reversed with the Rough setting, which tends to turn the item back into its raw materials.
  • Godwin's Law: Feeding it Mein Kampf results in a series of increasingly elaborate and creative insults at Hitler's expense, eventually culminating in a doddering and clumsy but entirely animate paper mache model of Hitler that the staff are encouraged to punt with no consequence.
  • Hand Cannon: A Colt Python ran through on the Very Fine setting became powerful enough to completely disintegrate anything it hit.
  • It Amused Me: One theory to its purpose is that it's actually a sort of bizarre entertainment device.
  • It Can Think: While considered most likely non-sentient by the Foundation, the testing logs indicate that 914 has at least some form of awareness. At the very least, it's smart enough to play chess. Further tests gave it a 500-800 ELO rating, meaning that while it's a good match against novices, better or more experienced players have little difficulty in winning.
    • When its picture was taken by SCP-978, it showed a subtle change (showing it with a setting higher than "Very Fine"), indicating that 914 at least has desires. Notably, no changes were found in numerous other non-animate SCPs, indicating, at the very least, it has a higher level of awareness than a typical object.
    • Perhaps more saliently, it's implied to emote in some of its testing logs, showing fear of SCP-882, frustration at crossword puzzles, marked preferences for certain researchers (and the inverse, as it constantly torments Darby), and even gets bored at an experiment that just tests teapots on 1:1 over and over again.
  • Literal Genie: At times. Put a E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game cartridge on Fine, and it returns a boxed copy.
  • Mad Artist:
    • If it is truly sentient, then this is probably the best way to describe what it does. In the words of Dr. Gears:
      "After extended time spent in research on and with SCP-914, the following proposal regarding its nature may be made with a significant degree of certainty: SCP-914 was not designed as an industrial device. Nor was it primarily a scientific device. Its primary function appears to be as a form of entertainment. After review of the recovery notes, and evaluation of the test logs, it appears that SCP-914 was designed to create the most “novel” items possible, with no regard for practicality or function."
    • If you decide to accept this tale into your headcanon, then SCP-914 certainly takes after its creator.
    • Likewise for this tale, where it tells the Church of the Broken God to take a hike because the Foundation lets it make stuff its owners never did.
  • Morality Dial: When two duplicate dial panels were put in on 1:1 setting, one of the the resulting panels gave it "mood" settings ranging from Jovial, Curious, Insightful, and Malicious, which were additive to the previous settings. Testing with the alternative dials were suspended after one too many "Malicious" tests produced virulent flesh-eating microbes.
  • Mundane Utility: At one point someone had the idea to send through a bunch of degreaser and various other chemicals used for machine maintenance with a note saying to use it to help itself out on 1:1. The results was a bunch of used chemicals and SCP-914 running smoother for a few days.
  • No-Sell: Not often, but sometimes the machine is unable/unwilling to damage in any way the item placed within. Once, a frustrated janitor tossed Intern Lunar's mug cat (an anomalous fusion between a cat and a mug), then kept trying to send it in Rough, only for the cat to remain whole and unchanged after going through 914 68 times. He then had the brilliant idea of changing the setting to Very Fine. The Cat Came Back with only a slight modification to its fur. Another time, a researcher tossed a laptop at the same setting; 914 returned the entire laptop, disassembled. It turned out the researcher was guilty of human trafficking and other vile charges; it's implied the force behind SCP-3922 arranged for the incident, to ensure the Foundation dispatched an attack team and a group of paramedics to save a group of people. In one case, 914 got tired of the researchers inputting the same thing on the same setting in a row too many times and refused to change the items into anything after a certain point.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: One of the scientists assigned to it, Dr. Nukea, managed to first piss off and then drag 914 to absolute despair with his insistence on sending in copies of 17 Again for processing — once chucking in literally thousands of copies of the movie. After one such incident too many, 914 produced a plastic entity made of a bunch of copies of the movie to kill Dr. Nukea. However, after a while, an earlier produced machine successfully restored Nukea. The next time he dropped by for an experiment (a pen), 914 returned an empty pen with "OH GOD NO" scribbled on the walls.
  • Only Sane Man: Veritas feels he is this, surrounded by incompetent, "creative", and/or overly enterprising staff.
  • Pet the Dog: Although 914 likes to send out dangerous or extremely finicky creations to mess with its researchers, sometimes it'll spit out something actually useful... but rarely. In one case, a technician sent in a bunch of cleaning supplies and a note telling 914 to give itself a fixer-upper. It spat out a lot of soot, used cleaning supplies, and a statuette of the technician which mentally influenced anyone nearby into giving him a pay raise or promotion (whichever would end up giving him more money). Notably, 914 still remembered the technician several months later and spat out an identical statuette with the same effect when a photo of him and a chunk of metal was inputed.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: Its greatest fear is to be abandoned and left to rust.
  • Pungeon Master: 914 is capable of some absolutely awful ones, such as "Peak hatch who?".
  • Rage Quit:
    • When presented with an unfinished crossword puzzle and set to "Very Fine", instead of transmuting the puzzle, it hurled the crumpled and still unfinished crossword puzzle from its output at high velocity and on fire.
    • When a researcher attempted to play a full game of chess with it and they managed to place SCP-914 in checkmate, the chessboard was received flipped with the pieces scattered all over.
  • Rule 34: Has produced pornographic imagery and texts involving "Clockwork-chan" entirely without prompting. On 1:1 setting. Yes, it came up with an anthropomorphic female version of itself and wrote/drew lewd fanfiction and fanart of itself, the most infamous example being altering its own SCP file and testing logs into what is basically a hentai fanfic, resulting in Dr. Veritas ordering everyone who had seen the file to take amnestics and ordering every copy of said file to be destroyed.
  • Serial Escalation: Cumulative/recursive tests — Coarse are refined to the atomic scale, Fine/Very Fine are increasingly improved.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: It seems to have a crush on Maintenance Technician Johnson.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Researcher Darby; 99% of his tests end in disaster and near death. In one particularly hilarious example, a ball inserted on Very Fine proceeded to bounce around the facility looking for Darby at crotch level.
  • Smart People Play Chess:
    Professor "Q": Yes, I've been playing chess with 914… Yes, I'm aware it's supposed to be non-sentient, but that hardly explains why it's winning.
  • Snarky Inanimate Object: When Dr. Hertz put a music album in it containing recordings of songs he had written and performed himself, the resulting output was a CD with chapters from various audiobooks including "Learn to Sing", "Teach Yourself to Play Guitar", and "Songwriting for Dummies". This caused Dr. Hertz to attempt to attack the SCP.
  • Sturgeon's Law: 914's experiment log is open to the public. Naturally, most of the stuff added has had to be deleted. New log posts now go through a simple quality control process before they're posted to the log itself.
  • Take That!: Many from the test log, which are full of in-jokes, sly references, and the occasional snarky output from 914.
    • One test log on a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the smartphone with an infamous battery defect that led to devices catching fire or exploding, resulted in a grenade on the 1:1 setting.
    • Feeding it a crossword puzzle resulted in 914 actually responding with frustrated confusion, and then finally ejecting the crossword at high velocity and on fire. The attending researcher notes that he can relate.
    • Likewise, not even 914 can assemble IKEA furniture correctly. Higher levels result in a chair that is almost correct, with evidence that someone had been banging on it in frustration. Trying again on Very Fine with words of encouragement resulted in 914 creating an automaton do to it instead. Said automaton was also unable to do so. Again, the attending researcher expresses sympathy. A separate test with a different furniture set resulted in the parts being assembled in the shape of a giraffe and a set of origami throwing stars made from the instructions that shot out of the output booth at speeds of up to 526 km per hour, hitting the unfortunate researcher in multiple places, including the face and the crotch.
    • Putting a Steam gift card through it on Fine results in the user being given Monopoly money.
    • Entering a sheet of paper with the GOC symbol resulted in a drawing of a monkey chewing on the barrel of a loaded gun, and a sheet with Prometheus Labs' symbol resulted in a drawing of a giant setting itself on fire.
    • When given a blu-ray of Shrek on the "Coarse" setting, it output a copy of Shrek the Third.
  • Telepathy: It has at least some ability to read minds. When it was given a silver ring belonging to a D-class that she claimed was a family heirloom, it produced a ring engraved with "In loving memory of" and the name of one of her deceased relatives.
  • Tempting Fate: A Running Gag with the scientists of Facility 19-23. Personnel very often make What Could Possibly Go Wrong? remarks and run Too Dumb to Live tests (especially last-ditch efforts to see what 914 does and/or whether they could produce something useful). Predictably, things go wrong, and sometimes very quickly. Darby's continued access to 914 is another, despite his Sitcom Archnemesis status with 914.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: It at least cares enough about its research director Lucius Veritas to understand his misery and have even the slightest idea of what makes the man happy.
  • Troll: It has shades of one... one of which is apparently pink.
    I hate [EXPLETIVES REDACTED] pink! — Dr. Hale
    • Once, the janitorial team begged the scientists to put a can of cleaning agent in the hopes 914 would create something useful for cleaning. The annoyed researcher, utterly confident that it would horribly backfire, agreed if the janitors would accept the consequences. Instead of the expected catastrophe, the machine created a miniature harpsichord with anomalous strings made from the cleaning agent, which has a sudsing effect on dirty surfaces whenever it's properly played. The scientist accepted that she only had herself to blame, knowing of 914's tendency to play with expectations - even if they are of the usual disaster.
    • The other way to control 914's results is relying on the inherent randomness of the machine to eventually cough up the desired results. That said, it's not amused by the repetitive testing and will find other ways to screw with the offending researcher.
  • Up to Eleven: The end results of the Very Fine setting break as much physical laws as they can get away with, usually with at least one casualty. Some are nearly given their own SCP classifications (and at least one test result actually did, though the input for that test was also an SCP item). Its greatest desire, as seen with SCP-978, is to have a setting even higher than that.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: SCP-914 is terrified of SCP-882, a conglomeration of gears that consumes all metal objects it comes in contact with. When Dr. Stern put a photo of 882 into the intake booth, the first output was two pieces of paper with the letters N and O, several hundred tiny scraps of paper, and one small puddle of brownish ink. The second test produced a piece of paper with the word "NO" in 83 different languages and a series of cognitohazardous symbols that caused fear and discomfort when viewed. The third test resulted in an origami model that, when unfolded, resembled a human body torn into four pieces. Dr. Stern wisely decided to cancel the fourth test.
  • Wild Card: Infamously so. It can produce everything from the highly dangerous, to the uniquely anomalous , to things very beneficial to mankind, or something completely mundane. You typically reap what you sow with 914 and should remain safe as long as you don't push common sense, but it does sometimes get... creative. Yet most of the things it produces are worth a look even if worthless, if you can accept the risk that you won't know if it might reduce you to atoms instead until you try.

    Polymorphic Humanoid 

SCP-953 - Polymorphic Humanoid
SCP-953 mid-transformation. The green lights represent her tails.
SCP-953 is a manipulative and incredibly hostile entity resembling a red fox, later revealed to be a Korean Kumiho, that is able to change forms between her "true" fox form and her attractive human form (which it uses to charm human males). She has a habit of devouring human organs (preferring the heart and liver) and with torturing and brutally murdering innocent people for no other reason then her own amusement, leaving their corpses horrifically mutilated in the process.
  • All Myths Are True: The Sole Survivor of the team sent to capture her only does so because he remembers the tales his grandmother told him (note the similarity between the After-Action Report and the tale of The Fox Sister). While a Foundation scientist ridicules the idea in favor of a more scientific approach, several escape attempts causing fatalities convince everyone concerned that this folklore needs to be taken seriously, and may well have been a crude version of Special Containment Procedures.
  • And Show It to You: When one of the agents was sleeping with her, she sadistically tore off his testicles and showed them to him before killing him.
  • Ax-Crazy: She is hostile to human life and extremely dangerous. She can penetrate a person's abdomen with her hand and extract the victim's liver with surgical precision, but prefers to slowly torture her prey.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a kitsune. "Personnel asking what the difference is are to be reminded of the difference between a Cherokee Indian and a New Delhi Indian". And Mekhane help you if you're a furry, as she's been on record as killing 27 attendees of a furry convention.
  • Call a Pegasus a "Hippogriff": Invoked In-Universe. Kitsune and kumiho are similar in appearance, but not so much behavior. The distinction is a major plot point in the capture report. The Korean agent is aware that kumihos are Always Chaotic Evil, which ends up saving his life. The Japanese agents, on the other hand, think of 953 as a kitsune, who may be friendly and even form a bond with a human. Guess how well that turns out for them.
  • Charm Person: Has somewhat weak mind manipulation abilities, but those who fall under her sway will more or less do anything she asks. These things include roasting and cannibalizing one's own child, allowing her to perform necrophilia upon the corpse of an entranced person's fiancé in full view, and succeed in serial murder with zero repercussions, among other effects.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: She's a nine-tailed fox spirit - a kumiho - and as such, is incredibly wily.
  • The Fair Folk: This is technically what a kumiho is, but her sheer malevolence makes the Court Unseelie look perfectly benign by comparison.
  • Fantastic Foxes: She's a Korean fox — a Kumiho, not a Kitsune.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has glowing yellow eyes, regardless of its form. See Morphic Resonance.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Of the Revenge variety. She has a fantastic memory and remembers anyone who has caused any slight to her and tries to enact revenge on them the first chance she gets. Also the main reason some of the Foundation staff are trying to get higher security to contain her than the dog kennels listed below.
  • Horny Devils: Violently murders a team member during sex, and it's suggested that the only survivor of the massacre has an unhealthy fascination for her. You should keep the Furry Fandom away, too.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Downplayed. Her human form is beautiful, but at her core, she's still a vicious seductress who can and will charm you into doing whatever she wants.
  • I Love the Dead: Has, on at least one occasion, used the powers of Charm Person to perform acts of necrophilia upon an agent's fiancé in full view of said agent. Whether this was out of preference or spite is unknown.
  • Insistent Terminology: She's not a kitsune, she's a kumiho. As noted above, the two are as different as a Cherokee Indian and a New Delhi Indian. Not only are kumihos from Korea, they are Always Chaotic Evil, always female spirits who need to consume human hearts and livers for survival. Basically, the only similarity is that both are shapeshifting fox-spirits with illusionary powers.
  • Kitsune: The team sent to capture her think she's this, but she isn't. Instead, she's a kumiho, which only one member of the team recognizes. It ends up saving his ass.
  • Made of Iron: Can take gunshots from a .45 with little issue. However, it is assumed by the Foundation that she can be killed with guns anyway in an emergency.
  • Morphic Resonance: Any form she takes has some fox-like features (ears, tail, paws, yellow glowing eyes, fur, voice, mannerisms).
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Has nine tails.
  • Noodle Incident: The last time she escaped, she ended up at a furry convention where she killed more than two dozen attendees and convention staff. Apparently, something else happened to her there, because when Foundation agents arrived to recapture her, she appeared listless and apathetic, and didn't resist. She hasn't killed anyone or attempted to escape Foundation custody since then.
  • Picky People Eater: SCP-953 can reach inside a person's abdomen, extract their liver, and swallow it whole.
  • Psychic Powers: She has the psionic powers of suggestion and telepathy.
  • Red Right Hand: She can disguise herself as a human, but there will always be some fox-like part of her body she can't cover up.
  • Shapeshifting Trickster: In-between eating humans, she loves to play sick tricks on them, seemingly purely For the Evulz. She tricks a mother into eating her own child. Also, when a team of agents arrives to apprehend her, she mentally dominates them and feeds them meat with rice... only the meat turns out to be rotting human flesh, and the rice is live maggots.
  • Telepathy: SCP-953 uses its telepathic ability to find out what its opponents' loved ones look like. It then uses its Voluntary Shapeshifting ability to take the form of one of the loved ones.
  • To Serve Man: Like the mythological kumiho she resembles, she has a preference for the heart and the liver, but will eat any human flesh she can get.
  • The Vamp: She seemingly exploited this to bite off an agent's genitals, before showing them to him and proceeding to tear out his liver.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: SCP-953 normally has the form of a small red fox, but can take the form of objects and living creatures, including that of an attractive Korean woman.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The Immune to Bullets murderous fox demon turns into a quivering, terrified wreck at the sight of dogs.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has a fear of dogs, so her containment procedures involve her containment chamber being lined with open-cage dog kennels.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Invoked at times to increase her mental hold over her victims. The after-action interview actually notes that [Agent 1] calls her this explicitly, though the data is blacked out.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: To add to her fox-like manner.

    Dream Man 

SCP-990 - Dream Man
Artist's depiction of SCP-990.
"You look afraid. Don't be afraid. This is a dream. The last dream you may ever have, for nightmares are coming."
SCP-990, nicknamed "Dream Man" by the Foundation personnel, is an old gentleman wearing a Cold War era business suit who appears in the dreams of Foundation employees. He warns them about various disasters and tragedies in advance, and it is not clear whether he's responsible for those events he predicts or not.
  • Affably Evil: If he's responsible for the events in his warnings, he's a remarkably sporting and fair creature.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It's unclear whether his predictions of catastrophic events are threats or just helpful warnings.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a Keter-class man wearing a black suit who only shows up in nightmares... and is only classified as Keter because he is absolutely uncontainable and anything he warns about always requires urgent attention. Otherwise, he's a perfectly Nice Guy that tells people about future dangers.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In SCP-001-KLN, he's portrayed as the hero he claims to be, is immune to the effects and malice of the aliens, and helps O5-2 get away from the chaos and relay some information about the aliens' raison-d'etre, suggesting he will be the true protagonist of the Foundation's resistance efforts. However, the aliens somehow find him, and he dies for good the next time O5-2 meets him. In his stead, he's replaced with a separate entity serving as the head honcho's Mouth of Sauron.
  • Destructive Savior: He gives people all the information they need to prevent disasters. If only he could do it without overloading their minds with trauma and putting them to sleep for days, he might actually be the hero he thinks he is.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: His purpose, more or less, is to clear up the symbolism of prophetic dreams and bluntly tell people what's going to happen. Whether he causes this is unknown.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Warns the interviewer about an unknown female SCP that he refers to as "the bad guy". When the interviewer tells him there's no such SCP by that number, he replies that she hasn't been born yet, but ominously adds "She will."
  • Our Founder: In the Competitive Eschatology canon, he's the founder of the Foundation. It's unknown how or why he became anomalous, if he wasn't to begin with.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Competitive Eschatology canon again. He's a World Ender, one of the deific figures summoned by the Harbringer to end the world. Unlike Yahweh, Fenris, Yaldabaoth, and others, however, he's trying to make sure humanity comes out on top.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: He defensively asks if his predictions have caused any harm, clearly expecting to be told "no". At which point a doctor informs him that the last guy to receive one died of shock.
  • The Rival: In Competitive Eschatology, his relations with the current Foundation administrator is... strained.
  • The Men in Black: The most striking feature people remember about him is that he looks like this, with his "Cold War era business suit".
  • Nice Guy: A little morbid and strange to be certain, but he only showed his existence to the Foundation to help them stop a nuclear war and seemed genuinely perturbed when his chosen "prophet" for that died.
  • Noble Demon: If he's responsible for the events in his warnings, he's a remarkably sporting and fair creature.
  • Screw Destiny: His ultimate goal, it seems, is to stop a more hostile SCP who hasn't been born yet, and he helps people do this himself.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Some of the things he warns about happen anyway.

    Bobble the Clown 

SCP-993 - Bobble the Clown
Still image from an episode of SCP-993: 'Bobble's Kitchen Surprise'
"You're very selfish, taking me away from the children like that, you know."
SCP-993 is a humanoid entity resembling a clown who runs his titular TV Show "Bobble the Clown". His show has him commit various criminal acts like arson, stalking, torture and cannibalism and teach them to his viewerbase, who are often under the age of 10. The kids who watch his show develop schizophrenic and psychotic tendencies, which seems to be Bobble's goal.

A list of his appearances can be found here. For tropes regarding his "show" visit here.
  • Ax-Crazy: Bobble loves murder, torture, arson, cannibalism, and [DATA EXPUNGED].
  • Brainwashed: Anyone under 10 who watches the show will regularly do the things he teaches them (arson, cannibalism, etc) until the Foundation erases all memories of the show from the child's mind.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Kids who watch enough episodes of Bobble's show develop psychotic and schizophrenic tendencies. In Behind the Scenes, he claims that he's "been making little savages for quite a while now".
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: What else can you call a kid's show host that teaches kids to murder, torture, and stalk people?
  • Eldritch Abomination: A sentient TV show. What's more, it claims to have had attempted existing in previous forms (wrap your head around that one), namely cave paintings. The way it affects the real world is inconsistent and tenuous, able to kidnap people and film them, but not fight back against its containment procedures.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the logs accompanying SCP-1730, which take place in an alternate timeline where the Foundation became much more brutal and cruel after fusing with the Global Occult Coalition, even he is horrified by Dr. Emerson's mass slaughter and torture of humanoid SCPs and the brutal experiments he conducted.
    Bobble: How many, hee hee hee, how many entities were swallowed by Site-13? (laughs) You silly silly out of place boy. Silly little boy. Everything made its way into Site-13. If the Foundation could find it and the Coalition could catch it, it was fed into the meat grinder down here. Everything. They mulched us all, if there was nothing to gain. Some got lucky. Bobble got lucky. Stuffed in a funny box and played with. Toyed with. Experimented with. To see what sounds we made when we wanted to die. Others were not so lucky.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Bobble initially acts like a friendly kid show host despite the contents of his show being anything but kid-friendly, but upon his episodes being blocked by the Foundation he has a Villainous Breakdown (represented by the last two episodes being named "Bobble Hates You" and "'[EXPLETIVE] YOU [EXPLETIVE] YOU [EXPLETIVE] YOU'" respectively) in which threateningly stares at the camera and he angrily details methods of breaching several SCPs and killing researchers involved in his containment.
  • It Can Think: At first, the SCP just seems like it's a collection of disturbing cartoons with some supernatural phenomena attached. Then the last two observed episodes reveal that it's aware that the Foundation is blocking its signal. And it's pissed.
  • Knife Nut: At least two episodes feature him carving up victims, one of them a Foundation doctor, with a huge butcher's knife.
  • Logical Weakness: He can only affect things through his show, so the Foundation can completely contain him by intercepting the show's signal, hence his 'safe' rating. Bobble can do no more than glare angrily and broadcast an anti-foundation episode (which is also intercepted).
  • Magical Clown: Bobble is implied to be an Eldritch Abomination in the guise of an educational cartoon character.
  • Monster Clown: Bobble himself and he is one of the worst.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In the episode "Bobble Hates You", he just stares angrily at the viewer for 30 minutes straight. Also, in "Bobble's Back", he claims that there's... something he wants to do to the parents of his target audience, but refuses to divulge any further information on it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He apparently introduced mankind to fire and inspired the Navajo legends of skinwalkers. Or so he says.
  • Skin Walker: Claims that it's one of his previous forms, implying he was the basis of the myth.
  • Subverted Kids' Show: Bobble the Clown is most definitely NOT a show for kids. It is about a clown teaching the viewer various useful life skills, which all involve violence or other disturbing actions.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The last episode log "'[EXPLETIVE] YOU [EXPLETIVE] YOU [EXPLETIVE] YOU'" comes off like this, where Bobble angrily details methods of breaching containment for several SCPs and murdering researchers involved in his containment.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He brainwashes children into committing horrible acts, including torturing and killing other kids.

    The Tickle Monster 

SCP-999 - The Tickle Monster
A depiction of SCP-999 by ProfSnider.
SCP-999 is a cute, playful, and ecstatic orange blob who doesn't have a bad bone in its body. He shows unlimited love to everything and will attempt to get in tickle fights with Foundation personnel.
  • Adorable Abomination: SCP-999 is a small, happy and friendly orange blob that's absolutely adorable. And according to one story, it's also a child of the Scarlet King, a horrifically evil and extremely powerful Eldritch Abomination.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Acts like a dog, anyway.
  • All-Loving Hero: SCP-999 has unlimited love and compassion to all it encounters, including SCP-682. In fact, SCP-999 risks its own safety to save the lives of others as much as possible.
  • Anti Anti Christ: According to New Job, 999 is the thing that 231-7 was carrying, and thus a child of the Scarlet King. However, the 7th Bride of the Scarlet King, in contrast to her sisters, gave birth to heroes instead of monsters.
  • Badass Adorable: A friendly, cute little blob of jello that spreads happiness through touch and gets in tickle fights with 682. It even rescues hapless staff and comforts the survivors when 682 makes another murderous rampage-escape attempt.
  • Blob Monster: He is a rare benevolent example.
  • Breakout Character: He is the most iconic heroic SCP and is basically the series' mascot.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: Personnel are not allowed to give SCP-999 soda, because the last time somebody did, it was literally bouncing off the walls for half an hour.
  • Cuddle Bug: It likes to hug people with its pseudopods.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: How does it respond to 682 trying to murder it and escape? It thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and asked for another 'play date.'
  • Fantastic Drug: Touching it induces a drug-like euphoria in people, and it even seems at the very least greatly alleviate the symptoms of depression and PSTD, if not outright cure them.
  • Friend to All Living Things: It loves all forms of life, including SCP-682! After the two were put into a cell together, 999 requested another encounter, seemingly seeing it as a 'play date'.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: Its favorite activity, it envelops a person from the neck down and tickles them until asked to stop (though it does not always comply with this request, but it always seems to feel guilty when it realizes that it has gone too far).
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Its interaction with SCP-682 had it force 682 into become happy against its will, despite the lizard trying to crush and kill it as soon as they met.
  • Nice Guy: It's nice to everyone and everything it meets, even 682! The only exception ever was E-999-A.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: 999 is ordinarily an all-loving being that shows love even to the most evil monsters, the fact it acts hostile to E-999-A (a clone of it the Foundation created) is surprising to say the least.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The complete opposite of 682, who is its half-sibling, according to lore that says they are both children of the Scarlet King.
  • Sweet Tooth: Its diet is composed entirely of sweets. M&Ms and wafers are its favorite.
  • Taking the Bullet: SCP-999 loves all animals (including humans) so much that it will leap in front of a person to take a bullet fired at them.
  • Team Pet: Is allowed to wander the site and the staff generally treat it like a well loved family pet.
  • Your Favorite: With scents instead of food. SCP-999 emits a smell that is pleasing to every person who comes into contact with it, but the smell is different for each person. Different people have reported it smelling like chocolate, fresh laundry, bacon, roses, and Play-Doh.

Series II

    Builder Bear 

SCP-1048 - Builder Bear
A picture of SCP-1048.
SCP-1048, also referred to as the Builder Bear, is a hostile Keter-class object that looks like a teddy bear. It tricks humans into thinking it's harmless, but uses anything it can get its hands on in creating malicious copies of itself. These malicious copies manage to brutally murder humans in horrible ways and make no attempt to be friendly with any human it comes across.
  • Alliterative Name: Its nickname, Builder Bear.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Its so-called "family." See Killer Teddy Bear below for more information.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Don't let its appearance fool you. The last thing you want is for this thing to find your soft spot. Its creations are highly dangerous and deserves to be classed as Keter.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It managed to lull the Foundation into a false sense of security by acting cute and affectionate. Then it began to build its more malicious copies, usually from human body parts.
  • Body Horror: It used a fetus to make a bear, for God's sake!
  • Cute Is Evil: The teddy bears it makes can be made from anything. It decided to make them from human body parts.
  • Faux Affably Evil: It possesses a friendly, amicable personality but in truth is a manipulative sociopath who used its charms to make the Foundation drop its guard. Its creations, on the other hand make no attempt at being friendly.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: SCP-1048 is a cute teddy bear who makes new teddy bears, from things like human ears (SCP-1048-A), an aborted baby (SCP-1048-B) and rusted metal scraps (SCP-1048-C). These creations have killed multiple human beings in horrible ways.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: One of SCP-1048's creations, SCP-1048-A (a teddy bear made out of human ears) gave off a high-pitched shriek that caused intense pain in the ears and eyes of everyone within 10 meters. All persons within five meters started growing ears all over their bodies and asphyxiated within three minutes due to ears growing inside their mouths and throats.
  • Mook Maker: It makes other versions of itself using whatever it can find. There's three so far, SCP-1048-A (a bear composed entirely of ears), SCP-1048-B (see below) and SCP-1048-C (Which is composed of scrap metal).
  • Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear: SCP-1048 had always been malicious. It's just that it was playing nice early on to earn the trust of others.
  • The Sociopath: It pretends to be a charming and adorable teddy bear to lull others into a false sense of security but in actual fact is extremely cruel and ruthless in its pursuit to create its copies, even willing to use an aborted fetus that it was heavily implied it took from its pregnant mother.
  • Traumatic C-Section: One of its duplicates, (SCP-1048-B), was made from an 8 month old fetus.
  • Would Hurt a Child: It used a fetus to make a bear.

    The absense of a Shark 

SCP-1057 - The Absensce of a Shark
An artistic depiction of SCP-1057 by TheMorbidMemories.
SCP-1057 is an animated mass of water, five (5) meters long, in the shape of an adult tiger shark that is capable of displacing water by unknown means. Despite this, 1057 functions like a normal tiger shark, but is more dangerous due to being hard to spot.
  • Animalistic Abomination: It's a mass of water shaped like a shark, and it's very aggressive.
  • The Reveal: The end of the article reveals that this invisible monstrosity was created by Are We Cool Yet?
  • The Shadow Knows: Bright lights in water are the only way of knowing where this thing is.
  • Surreal Horror: An animate, empty space with no mass shaped like a shark that is capable of displacing water and is just as dangerous as an actual shark, if not more.
  • Threatening Shark: Non-traditional example. It's mass of water in the SHAPE of a shark, but it's just as dangerous.

    The Lunatic 

SCP-1233 - The Lunatic
SCP-1233, circa 1986.
"I am the Moon's Champion. I am all Moons' Champion, and they are my companions. No Moon Monster is safe, while I soar the skies!"
SCP-1233, called "The Lunatic" by the Foundation and calling himself "Moon Champion", is a humanoid entity of unknown composition, which visually resembles an individual wearing an EMU2-type spacesuit with opaque visor and attached extravehicular propulsion jetpack who dedicated in protecting the "Moon Kingdom" and innocents from the evil "Moon Monsters". He doesn't have the best understanding of Earth, with him collecting dogs as currency and attempting to exchange them at coffee shops being the least strange thing he does.

A list of his appearances can be found here.
  • Ambiguous Gender: While it speaks in a loud, male voice, its featureless visage and the Foundations intent on not gendering the anomalous objects still puts 1233's gender into question.
  • Beyond the Impossible: SCP-1233's physical strength breaks multiple physical laws, such as being able to lift and throw cars without fatigue. SCP-1233's jetpack is, in theory, only supposed to work well in low gravity areas due to it being fueled by nitrogen, though its backpack can propel it to a maximum of 40,500 kilometers per hour.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Played for laughs. SCP-1233 is so unaware and mistaken about how human culture operates that it comes across as a Cloud Cuckoo Lander. Examples include stacking cars on top of each other, ramming food into its visor in an attempt to eat, trying to talk to animals, and even collecting dogs to use as currency to buy more dogs.
  • The Faceless: SCP-1233's face is obscured by its pitch black visor.
  • Gratuitous Animal Sidekick: In search of one, at least. In it's conversation with Parsons, a bakery employee, it stated a desire to befriend a puppy, name her "Moon Pup", and take her on space adventures.
  • Hero of Another Story: According to it, it is the Moon Champion, who came to Earth in an attempt to find able-bodied individuals to fight a war on its planet against the "Moon Monsters".
  • Hero with an F in Good: Has so far been unable to recruit anybody in his fight against the "Moon Monsters".
  • Jet Pack: SCP-1233 has one that propels it with nitrogen.
  • Literal-Minded: When someone by the name of "Godsall" had sarcastically told SCP-1233 that he would go with him to space, it took this as a genuine offer and flew off with him.
  • Living Currency: One of its odd behaviors was collecting dogs and attempting to use them as currency... to buy more dogs.
  • There Was a Door: After its conversation with a bakery employee, it crashes through a concrete wall not 10 feet away from the entrance to the shop.


SCP-1370 - Pesterbot
SCP-1730 threatening researchers from its case.
"Who dares. All souls will burn. You will feel the sharp sting of my wrath. Identify yourself so that I may sing damnation upon you as you die."
SCP-1730, given the names "Patheticon the Garglemost" and "Pesterbot" by the staff, is best described as an SCP that has "all bark and no bite". It is a bombastic self-aware robot who is hostile to all sapient beings in its immediate surroundings, and will attempt to engage the being in combat. Despite his hammy verbal threats, numerous tests have been done each confirming that SCP-1370 lacks the physical aptitude to cause damage to any living being and even inanimate objects.
  • Absolute Xenophobe: Hates just about everything that is sapient, and some that are not. An offhand comment from the article implies that it tried attacking its own reflection, for crying out loud.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: Looking cool was clearly more of a priority than functionality when it was built. Among other things, its center of gravity is poorly placed that it can barely walk or even balance upright.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: "I am Doom-Master Thirteen Seventy Master Of All Doom."
  • Epic Fail: Every single one of his attempts to engage anything in combat results in this. He managed to incapacitate himself while battling a potted plant. His Dance Off against SCP-846 in "Challenge Accepted" has him fall over no less than 7 times.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: His dream, as photographied by SCP-978, includes a clockwork tower reaching towards the full moon.
  • Harmless Villain: If SCP-1370 had its way, it would destroy you and everything you hold dear. Too bad it's physically incapable of harming even a potted plant.
  • I Have Many Names: It tends to use multiples names even within the same would-be Badass Boast.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Poor guy can't even defeat a plant.
  • Killer Robot: That's what he'd like to be. Doesn't work out too well, though.
  • Large Ham: "I am ShivaTron, Despoiler of Mirth." And lots more.
  • Pathetically Weak: Once again: lost to a plant.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Its face is that of an upside-down voltmeter, giving the impression of a permanent friendly smile.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Being hysterically funny while not having much in the way of creepiness, he is definitely this compared to the majority of SCPs. Probably best shown in SCP-5000, where the only method the Foundation can think of to make him useful is to let him on the public broadcast so that he can rant about his plans to conquer humanity... which was proclaimed to be not actually that bad.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Foundation personnel poking fun at it managed to convince it to add "Patheticon the Garglemost" and "Pesterbot" to the list of names it refers to itself as, so it's apparently unaware of the stupidity of said names.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Omnicidal, megalomaniacal... and entirely unable to actually carry out its threats.
  • Sucks at Dancing: In "Challenge Accepted", he met SCP-846 "Robo-Dude" and challenged him to a Dance Off. Thanks to his poor center of gravity and balance, Pesterbot was terrible at it, falling over no less than seven times.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: His self-appointed titles include, among others, "DoomBot 2000, RoboLord the Destructor, Prime Minister Sinister and Darth Claw Killflex".

    The Old Man From Nowhere 

SCP-1440 - The Old Man From Nowhere
1440, as he was last seen.
Should you choose to challenge Death to a game of cards for your life, there is one thing you must never do. Win."
A well...wandering old man who once upon a time challenged Death to a game of cards for his life. Surprisingly, the old man won and gained immortality in the process. But Death and his brothers were enraged at their loss, and are making his eternal life a meaningless one for him by destroying everything in his immediate vicinity. This inadvertently makes him a walking harbinger of doom, and he currently stays away from the rest of humanity by any means possible.

    MalO ver1.0.0 

SCP-1471 - MalO ver1.0.0
Last image received by SCP-1471-9405 before being rendered inoperative
SCP-1471 is a free 9.8MB application for mobile devices named "MalO ver1.0.0" that advertises itself as a "social substitute" for socially anxious and awkward people. When installed however, the app will send the downloader pictures of places the downloader frequently visits with a humanoid creature, nicknamed SCP-1471-A, in the background or foreground. As time goes on, the pictures become more and more recent until the victim can see the creature in real life.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The... creature it produces is scary, but does not express any hostility toward any of the people who purchase it. The problem is that it won't leave you alone.
  • Harmless Villain: To date, no instance of SCP-1471-A has ever attacked those it was used to test on.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Invoked, as the app it embodies is meant to alleviate loneliness.
  • Imaginary Friend: The app's description claims that it was made for companionship, and using it for long enough will stick you with SCP-1471-A showing up everywhere in peripheral vision and reflective objects for the user. SCP-1471-A is not stated to appear to anyone other than its designated individual. However, how well it actually works as one depends on the user; the tale linked in the article tells of one user that got accustomed to 1471-A as a companion, while a second user was Driven to Suicide from the thing stalking it everywhere.
  • Mirror Monster: Once it's been used for 90 hours, SCP-1471-A will begin to manifest in reflective objects.
  • Nightmare Face: SCP-1471-A has one. Like a dog's skull with blank white eyes.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Although its appearance can cause significant psychological distress and has driven at least one person to suicide, it doesn't seem to want to cause any harm. The app's description implies that it exists to keep people from feeling lonely.
  • Skull for a Head: It looks like a shaggy humanoid with a canine skull for a face. The image that inspired it is actually a picture of a furry wearing a "skullsuit."
  • Stalker Without a Crush: SCP-1471 starts by sending its user pictures of their vicinity with SCP-1471-A near them, getting closer to them over time. Using it for too long results in the user seeing SCP-1471-A everywhere in real life, and it won't go away.
  • The Unintelligible: Nothing SCP-1471-A tries to do to communicate can be understood by the app's user, as it can't make any sound and only makes gestures. The only known method of communicating with it is to teach it sign language, which reveals it to be a Deadpan Snarker.

    Animal Kingdom 

SCP-1845 - Animal Kingdom
"Official Royal Portrait" of SCP-1845-1.
SCP-1845 is a large group of seemingly normal animals, however upon closer inspection they are shown to possess near-human intelligence, the ability to construct simple tools, and a system of government modeled on medieval European feudalism with SCP-1845-1, a 3-year old fox, as their monarch. Despite not being able to talk, 1845-1 is able to communicate using a typewriter provided by the Foundation. SCP-1845-1 makes various requests to the Foundation using this typewriter, revealing more knowledge than a fox like him is supposed to have.
  • Animal Talk: Although certain members of the community know how to read and write several languages. SCP-1845-1 primarily communicates to the Foundation via typewriter.
  • Arch-Nemesis: SCP-1845-1 and Duke Baxter of the West Bay. (A black-tailed deer.) The very reason SCP-1845 was ever found in the first place was because the Duke started a Civil War in the community. According to SCP-1845-1, the Duke’s misdeeds include “having accused them falsely of witchcraft, assassinated our Queen Consort, and kidnapped the Prince of █████ █████ and our other royal issue.” The Duke is still at large, or at least the Foundation Never Found the Body. SCP-1845-1 also commented that Duke Baxter is “a most uncouth usurper, rogue, and Protestant.
  • Banned in China: In-Universe. The most often request SCP-1845-1 makes is literature. Only about half of the books are approved. For example, SCP-1845-1 requested the entire works of William Shakespeare. The Foundation approved this, but omitted all the plays that featured regicide. Other denied requests include: The Aeneid, The Prince, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Latin is their preferred written language. For communication between the Foundation, Middle French is used.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Downplayed. Three instances did SCP-1845-1 ever request clothing for any member of his community: A priest’s robes for a deer (denied), a jeweled crown (denied), and costumes for a live reenactment of the Nativity scene. (Granted.)
  • Literal Metaphor: A small kingdom of animals.
  • Must Have Caffeine: SCP-1845-1 has made three subsequent requests for some form of coffee. Fresh and dried coffee beans were denied but the coffee-flavored ice cream was granted.
  • No Cartoon Fish: The carnivores get their protein from insects and nutrient-supplemented plant-based foods provided by Foundation personnel. SCP-1845-1 tried to get some live fish for their habitat's pond but was denied, though he was granted dead fish as a dietary supplement during Lent.
  • The Red Baron: The nobles of 1845 are dubbed elaborate titles, such as "Duke of the Elm", "Countess of the █████████ Trail", or "Knight of the Thistle".
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: SCP-1845-1’s FULL title is “His Royal Highness, Eugenio the Second, by the Grace of God, King of the Forest, Lord of the Plains, Duke of the Grand Fir and the Undergrowth, Count of the Swamp, Margrave of ██ ███████, Warden of All the Streams and Rivers, and Lord Protector of the Cities of Man, Defender of the Faith.”
  • We Can Rule Together: SCP-1845-1 holds a great amount of respect for O5-█, referring him as "His most serene and glorious Holy Roman Emperor." and expressing the desire for an alliance. Attempts to form this alliance comes in the form of SCP-1845-1’s many, many requests. In chronological order:
    • An audience with O5-█. Denied.
    • A political marriage to his daughter. Denied. Directly afterward: The addition to the habitat of a female fox, "of marriageable age, noble blood, and chastity true." Approval pending. (Meaning that the Foundation has no way of finding a fox that even meets those qualifications.)
    • Permission to send a letter to O5-█, which offered a promise of vassalage and tribute in the form of wool, freshly-picked fruits and berries, and woodcrafts in exchange for release from captivity and military assistance in reclaiming its lands from Duke Baxter. Granted; O5-█ has chosen to take no action on the letter.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: On the Foundation’s shoulders. SCP-1845-1 has made a very long list of requests, with varying degrees of success. This includes wanting to get a member of his community officially ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest and SCP-1845-1 personally attending the next Papal conclave as a voting member. Both were denied.

    A Gentleman / Lord Blackwood 

SCP-1867 - A Gentleman
SCP-1867 in containment.
"Nonsense! I would never fabricate any of my work. Why, it’s against the very heart of being a naturalist! While I am repeatedly amazed by your institution here, you seem to be missing the explorer’s spirit."

SCP-1867 is a telepathic sea slug that claims to be “Lord Theodore Thomas Blackwood”, a nineteenth century British explorer and naturalist, and also denies being a sea slug. The slug has shown extensive knowledge of fields associated with his claimed profession. It has also made claims of past accomplishments that are filled with expeditions to remote parts of the world and encounters with rare creatures and uncontacted peoples. Investigations by the Foundation have shown that there is substantial evidence to back up 1867’s claim of being a British explorer.

A list of his appearances can be found here.

  • Ambiguous Situation: He is apparently a man who was turned into a sea slug. Or maybe a slug who believes he is a man.
  • Cool Old Guy: As cool and old as a sea slug can be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite mostly having the personality of a grandfatherly Brit, he can still snark in his scholarly tone.
    Good heavens, boy, have you been drinking? That’s utterly ridiculous.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: Claims to be one anyway. The fact that the Foundation has reliably tracked down anomalies based on his accounts seems to imply that he's right.
  • Intellectual Animal: Possibly. Sort of. Physically, Lord Blackwood appears to be a perfectly ordinary sea slug. He seems oblivious to this fact.
  • The Münchausen: He's always telling personnel of his escapades, one even called him out on it.
    You do realize that you’re a sea slug, right?
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Downplayed. In SCP-001 "Amoni-Ram", he's surprised that the interviewing doctor is female, calling her "the gentler sex". At the same time, however, he's happy to see a woman in such a position, showing that he's ahead of his time.
  • Telepathy: Lord Blackwood is a sea slug that can communicate telepathically with anyone within 5 meters of it.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Lord Blackwood thinks he's a British gentleman adventurer. He does exaggerate his tales, but there's considerable evidence that they aren't entirely delusional.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If the accounts are correct, Lord Blackwood may have just been the one that inspired SCP-319's maker to try and travel to another universe, and given him the means to attempt it. A short read of that particular file lets us know that attempt essentially doomed this universe.

    The Lost Cosmonaut 

SCP-1959 - The Lost Cosmonaut
Photograph of SCP-1959 taken at ██/██/2010
"I am a forgotten, lost human, whose efforts will be remembered by no one. That truth reminds me when I am at my most lucid."

SCP-1959 is an indestructible entity that resembles Soviet space suit containing some hapless Cosmonaut that is currently orbiting the Earth at a reasonably constant speed. The cosmonaut has been battling the suit for forty years now and is keeping it at bay, as the suit crashing into Earth would spell doom for the planet.

Series III

    Too Spooky 

SCP-2006 - Too Spooky
A screenshoot of Ro-Man from "Robot Monster".
"I scare people because it's fun. And, you know, it's what I do. Just like you do doctor-y stuff; I do scary stuff. I'm the best at it! I don't really see what else there is about it."

SCP-2006 is a shapeshifting anomalous entity who wants to strike as much fear into humanity as possible, and takes the form of various movie monsters and villains from the movies it has watched...said movies being low-quality horror and science fiction films that are filled to the brim with Nightmare Retardant. 2006 will jumpscare those come in contact with it but will be friendly and somewhat cooperative the moment it stops "scaring".

  • Affably Evil: It will attempt to scare the bejeezus out of anyone it comes into contact with, but is otherwise actually pretty friendly and cooperative after it's done scaring.
  • B-Movie: Part of its containment procedures require that SCP-2006 be shown extremely low-quality B-Movies to keep it under the impression that the less than scary content affiliated with them are the pinnacle of nightmare inducing terror.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
    • A lot of personnel find SCP-2006 to be utterly hilarious and non-threatening (the fact that it is seemingly cooperative helps). But it should be reminded that it is a Keter-class object for a reason, described under Not-So-Harmless Villain below. Also doubles as Beware the Nice Ones, considering how friendly it acts towards the researchers.
    • This story, written by the same author, suggests that SCP-2006 is not only fully aware of what actually frightens the Foundation, it's not even phased by its containment and just humoring them by sticking around.
  • For the Evulz: It pretty much scares people for the fun of it.
  • Harmless Villain: Considering it assumes the forms of creatures like Ro-Man, SCP-2006 is not really all that scary or harmful beyond cheap jump scares. It also often fails to recognize a lot of what really scares people and misses subtle emotional cues. Nevertheless, the personnel are to convince it that it is indeed scary. But...
  • Implacable Man: As the Foundation currently understands 2006, there's no known way to damage it. Combined with its desire to scare people and the off-chance it might find out what really scares people...
  • Jump Scare: How it typically greets personnel.
  • Nightmare Retardant: In-universe, its attempts to scare are invariably this, to the point that it has received some mocking from personnel. A Site Director had to provide a reminder that it's only this because SCP has kept it that way, and how dangerous it could be if it ever realized that it wasn't scary and made a concerted effort to figure out what really does scare people.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: 2006 is also a Keter-level SCP. As the note from the Site 118 Director points out, it wants to scare and, considering it can shapeshift into seemingly anything and can't be stopped, very bad things will happen if it should ever find out what people are really afraid of.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: In a sense. It doesn't seem to grasp that the B movies it watches are actually pure schlock, but containment procedures instruct that anyone who comes in contact with it must take acting lessons first, so that they can convincingly pretend to be genuinely frightened by its antics.
  • Shapeshifter: Its true form is a spherical entity, but it has the ability to alter its entire being in any way possible to achieve its goal of scaring people.

    The Black Rabbit Company 

SCP-2085 - The Black Rabbit Company

Researcher ████: Mm. We’re getting off topic, I think. You were about to tell me about the aim of your organization?

SCP-2085-A-1: Escape. Until then, direct action towards the destruction of fascism and the dismantling of the capitalist and colonial structures that support it. Everything else is commentary.

SCP-2085 is a militant anarchist organization consisting of six cybernetically-enchanced individuals (A-1 through A-5 and B) operating under the name Kuroi Usagi Shidan or the “Black Rabbit Company”. Five of them are Cat girls, nicknamed SCP-2085-A, and one of them is a heavily scarred and in poor health adult male nicknamed SCP-2085-B. All of them escaped from a laboratory long ago and killed their captors and have dedicated their efforts to “direct action towards the destruction of fascism and the dismantling of the capitalist and colonial structures that support it”.

A list of their appearances can be found here.

  • Cat Girl: Five of the six members of SCP-2085 are humans who have undergone genetic and cybernetic enhancements to turn them into cyborg cat girls.
  • Cyborg: All of them have cybernetic implants, the cat girls unwillingly, And the guy with them willingly just to fight off the thing within him.
  • Decoy Protagonist: While the Cat Girls are important, it's actually SCP-2085 and 2085-1 that are the real reason for containment.
  • Escaped from the Lab: The Cat Girls that make up most of SCP-2085 were originally created in a laboratory. They managed to kill their creators and escape from it.
  • Mood Whiplash: It's an SCP about cybernetic Cat Girls, until you learn about the guy they're with and the thing that's eating him from the inside.
  • Secret Project Refugee Family: After they Escaped from the Lab, the Cat Girls that make up most of SCP-2085 decided to stick together and form a mercenary group called The Black Rabbit Company.

    Major Alexei Belitrov 

SCP-2273 - Major Alexei Belitrov, of the Red Army's 22nd Armored Infantry Division

  • Alternate Universe: SCP-2273 is a soldier from another universe where the U.S. and U.S.S.R. got into a nuclear war.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: SCP-1000 is more numerous in his universe and supplies technology to both sides of the war, hoping they'll wipe eachother out.
  • Bio-Armor: SCP-2273-2 is this. Apparently in the universe SCP-2273 is from, instances of SCP-1000 have become known as engineers and are responsible for growing and creating weapons for Americans and Russians alike. SCP-2273-2 is such a weapon.
  • Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: Atheism is Russia's official religion in his universe but 2273 finds solace in religion in the Broken Masquerade setting.
  • Soviet Super Science: Is a Russian Super Soldier:
  • Surrender Backfire: While on a mission inside American territory, SCP-2273 ordered its fellow troops to surrender to the Americans so they could become POWs and not have to fight any more. Instead, the Americans cold-bloodedly murdered the surrendering soldiers but kept SCP-2273 alive for some reason.

    A DOOR TO ANOTHER WORLD / The ████████ ████, Devourer of Worlds 


SCP-2317-K is a massive demonic entity which is trapped in a prison in another dimension and bound in seven chains made from the bones of a similar demon, six of which are already broken. It may or may not be the same entity as the Scarlet King, or possibly is an aspect of such. The original version of the SCP-2317 document implied that it is actually not related to the Scarlet King, but in 2018 it was rewritten and now it is implied that it is.
  • Another Dimension: It is a door to one.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: Information omitted from lower security levels is written in blue in the level that it becomes visible, so a reader viewing the document going by increasing security level can easily skip paragraphs that contain redundant information. The exception is the version with O5-level security, which is completely different from any version with less security clearance.
  • Big Red Devil: May or may not be red (Clef said it can be the Scarlet King if the reader wishes to think so), but the Devourer does have the big part, being at least 200 kilometers tall, and it's also got horns resembling tree branches. Though some accounts think his size might be a deterrent...
  • Eldritch Abomination: It contains one. A 200 kilometer tall humanoid entity designated SCP-2317-K, implied to be the Scarlet King himself from SCP-231. The last part you just read is a lie perpetrated by the Foundation. SCP-2317-K is actually named "The ████, Devourer of Worlds" (name redacted intentionally).
  • Empty Promise: Its entire containment procedure is this. In actuality, this is all a ruse; there is no known possible method to prevent it from destroying the entire world once it escapes, which is estimated to happen within roughly 30 years. The suggested method to "handle" 2317 is implemented only to prevent widespread panic within the organization.
  • Facial Horror: SCP-2317-K is specified to not have a lower jaw.
  • Fat Bastard: SCP-2317-K is explicitly described as an obese humanoid-ish entity.
  • Human Resources: More like eldritch resources; the chains that hold the Devourer in place were made using the bones and sinew of another Devourer entity. How it was done and the materials themselves have both been lost to time, meaning it's impossible for the Foundation to fix or replace the chains.
  • Lost Technology: With a touch of Bamboo Technology. SCP-2317-K was originally sealed in 1894 BCE with parts made from a similar being. Both the methods and the materials are lost to time. The Foundation also has no idea how the 19th-century makers of the door made it work.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Its SCP designation at least. SCP-231-7 and SCP-2317 have many similarities with each other: both are protected by seven seals, six of which have been broken (and both of which are likely to break in the near future.) and will both destroy the world if let loose. Both were even created by the same writer. This trope was invoked by the O5 council. It actually has nothing to do with 231, though events related to the breaking of the chains escalated in a similar manner. It's much, much worse.
    • The same goes for the name of the devil: Apollyon, the Greek name for Abaddon the Destroyer. I Lied. That's its Object Class. The beast itself is treated as Speak of the Devil (whether saying its true name can summon it or not is unknown), its name intentionally lost to the ages by both the ancient civilization that sealed it and the Foundation themselves.
    • By a Retcon applied in 2018, instead of Object Class: Apollyon, it's "Special Access Designation: CODE NIGHTMARE REGENT RED", the last words being synonyms with the Scarlet King from 231-7, furthering the connection.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Anything called the Devourer of Worlds is this.
  • Offerings to the Gods: Procedure 220-Calabassas requires this be made to SCP-2317-K in the form of a blood sacrifice. Thankfully, the blood of a single chicken in a fairly simple ritual is all that's required...or not, as the entire procedure is a ruse.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Reasonable assumption for SCP-2317-K, given the text explicits it being free results in an XK-Class End of the World Scenario.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": Played straight with the lowest security level, according to the access logs for this SCP — Jonathan Vance's password is "password9910" — but higher security levels avert this increasingly.
    • Dr. Crow's password is a short sentence with inconsistent letter repetition. He gets it wrong twice while trying to access the file, almost getting security called on him by accident.
    • Attempting to access the file with O5-level permissions requires two passwords; the first is a series of random phonetic alphabet letters with random capitalization, number replacement, and the word "CASpER", which isn't a phonetic alphabet letter. The second is a semi-lengthy keyphrase, with inconsistent capitalization and punctuation marks near the end.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: As noted above, it's a giant demon trapped in a massive underground cavern, with seven colossal hooks with chains embedded into its back. Six of them have already been broken. The seventh is expected to break sometime in the next 30 to 100 hundred years and the Foundation has no way of repairing them.

    Dr. Spanko 

SCP-2337 - Dr. Spanko
A still image of SCP-2337.
"Cack! Am christened Herr Doktor Spankoflex. Am colloquially namesplapped with Essy-Pee toothreethree and Steven, am complicate across the state."

"Dr. Spanko" is a sapient male corn crake who is capable of speaking. Spanko's voice is terrifically loud (at a minimum observed volume of 90 dB and can go much higher) and his speech is unintelligible to the point that its mostly gibberish, as he speaks in a very strange dialect of English that sound like word salad. These eccentricities aside, Spanko is generally friendly and cooperative with the Foundation despite being classified as a Euclid.

A list of his appearances can be found here.

  • Been There, Shaped History: According to SCP-4444, Dr. Spanko is responsible for destroying the swing votes in Florida that would've granted Al Gore the Presidency in 2000.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Dr. Spanko's taste in drinks is as strange as his speech. His favorite drink is "Moose Juice", a combination of tomato juice, horseradish sauce, Sunny Delight and melted M&Ms. And he can get mildly drunk off of it, despite none of the ingredients being alcoholic.
  • Catchphrase: Cack!
  • Character Blog: Ask Dr. Spanko.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Thanks to his only tangential relationship to the English language, virtually everything he says is absurd nonsense. It's also made clear that even when reading in-between the lines, he's pretty "kooky."
  • Face–Heel Turn: Played for Laughs; He goes from helping the Foundation save the world by helping get George W. Bush elected President in SCP-4444 to hindering their attempts at fighting a hostile demon under the White House in SCP-5004 by serving as the FBI informant who helped kick off the Mueller investigation.
  • Funny Animal: Bizarre speech patterns aside, SCP-2337 is quite intelligent for a talking bird.
  • Historical In-Joke: The (in)famous "hanging chad" situation in Florida from during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election is explained here as being due to Dr. Spanko destroying the swing votes that would've given the election to Gore. He's also the anonymous informant who would help later instigate the Mueller investigation.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: At its quietest his voice is still loud enough to cause hearing damage. When he is angry his voice can become loud enough to create destructive shockwaves and causing things to disintegrate.
  • Nice Guy: Dr. Spanko is generally quite civil and friendly to others, with the main problem being that he's almost completely incomprehensible rather than any malicious actions on his behalf.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: In this Tale, he becomes the last survivor of an XK-class end-of-the-world scenario set off by SCP-2317-K breaking containment, because for some reason he's unharmed by cyanide gas, nuclear explosions, and radioactive fallout.
  • Noodle Incident: It's considered something of an authority by other SCPs, but the current version of the article doesn't provide any examples of this.
  • No Indoor Voice: Deconstructed. SCP-2337 is unable to talk at a volume below 90 db (approximately the volume of a train whistle), and is apparently able to be much, much louder, to the point that an attempt to make friendly conversation caused eardrum-rupturing blasts of sound.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: There is no indication of what, if anything, SCP-2337 is a doctor of.
  • Power Incontinence: As noted above, SCP-2337 takes the concept of having No Indoor Voice to comically absurd levels, and doesn't seem to realize that it's so loud in the first place.
  • Refugee from TV Land: According to the Leak thread, Dr. Spanko is a character in another reality's cartoon.
  • Shaped Like Itself: One of his doctorates is in... "doctorology".
  • Seemingly Profound Fool Downplayed: The Foundation knows he's a gibberish-spouting lunatic, but they think that because other SCPs are familiar with him he's some sort of authority figure, when he only holds as much authority as Mickey Mouse does to humans.
  • Spanner in the Works: He saved the world from an Alien Invasion by Eldritch Abominations through destroying the votes that would've given the 2000 Presidential election to Al Gore (who was possessed by a hostile alien wizard at the time).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: SCP-2337 loves gummy worms ("Stranglefruits" in Spankospeak) - To the point that when SCP-2317-K breaks containment and destroys human civilization, all he's concerned about is finding the remaining gummy worms in the debris.
  • Wild Card: He goes from aiding the Foundation in SCP-4444 to hindering them in SCP-5004.
  • Word-Salad Humor: Speaks in an utterly incomprehensible dialect of English.


SCP-2521 - ●●|●●●●●|●●|●
SCP-2521 is a strange entity that kidnaps any person who talks about it and steals any text written about it, so its SCP file only uses pictograms.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He doesn't seem to be actively malicious for a Keter SCP, but nobody knows what he does to the people that he abducts, and it's probable that his victims are actually being treated well.
    • Considering that a cartoon heart appears over his face in the pictograms before he steals information or people who talk about him, he may do what he does out of love.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the dark version of the Keter Duty SCP-001 proposal, he's placed into permanent containment by being exposed to SCP-INTEGER, an Eldritch Abomination who rules over the land of empowered nomenclature. INTEGER abstracts 2521 into the aptly-named "NARCISSIST," which obviously sets him off and gets him to go on a hunt for INTEGER... but since he's not focusing on anything else, that's one less problem the Foundation has to take care of. Two, actually, since INTEGER is apparently in hiding because of this.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He's just barely humanoid, but looks more like a featureless Living Shadow covered in black tentacles.
  • Idiot Hair: A few bristles stand up on his head, notable enough to be a feature depicted in his pictograms.
  • Intangibility: Can easily phase through any walls, floors, and ceilings at will.
  • Mugging the Monster: According to the dark version of the Keter Duty SCP-001 proposal, he's powerful enough that SCP-INTEGER, the eldritch ruler of the fae forest that must not be named, ran like hell when it tried to attack him with its powers, reducing him to "NARCISSIST" but at the same time describing him for eternity. Based on the nature of the proposal, it's still hiding.
  • Narcissist: One possible interpretation of its motives. That is, it might perceive verbal information about it as its "reflections" while being unable to recognize drawings and photos as being of itself. SCP-INTEGER even calls him such when they meet in the dark version of the Keter Duty SCP-001 proposal, though this comes at the expense of the both of them.
  • Speak of the Devil: If you describe him using words (either spoken or written), he appears and takes away either the speaker or what is written. His infohazard properties don't work on pictograms, symbols or images though.
  • The Spook: Because of his abilities, he cannot be contained or written about and thus little is known about him.
  • Teleportation: Uses this ability to appear from nowhere and steal any info, and then takes it back with him.

    Eli and Lyris 

SCP-2721 - Eli and Lyris

A list of Eli's appearances can be found here.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Lyris is giant fleshy mass covered in eyes. She doesn't like her form and identifies as a transwoman.
  • Kill Sat: SCP-2721 is a satellite consisting of a mechanical part and a biological part. It is a superweapon capable of wiping out planets.
  • The Spock: Eli does not understand emotions and believes that Lyris is malfunctioning.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Eli is confused by Lyris learning how to love and isn't able to return her feelings but it seems like he is slowly starting to get it.



  • Mind over Matter: It can transmute and reconstruct any and all matter within it's line of sight. It often makes orbs of helium and hydrogen.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: It's an extremely hard-to-beat Physical God.
  • No Conservation of Mass: Averted. The brain now takes up the entirety of the transformed people's insides and the added mass is equal to that of their previous organs.
  • Physical God: More emphasis on it being a god than it being corporeal.
  • Ritual Magic: A very complex ritual is used to contain SCP-2845. It turns out that the actual content of the ritual isn't important. What matters is that it is a ritual in the first place and SCP-2845 believes that that's what containing it.
  • Transformation Ray: It likes to turn humans into hexagons.

    Cousin Johnny 

SCP-2852 - Cousin Johnny
SCP-2852 at a Black-Level event.
"I'm the monster that comes out when you think your God takes away the crops. I'm the monster that takes your teeth away when you get old then older. I'm your body's betrayal."

SCP-2852 is a mysterious being that visits important Catholic and Anglican events under the guise of a non-existent middle-aged Caucasian family member named "Cousin Johnny" which will be remembered by all present. The events at which it appears are increasingly nightmarish, distrubing and squicky, ultimately leading to all those attending suffering a terrible fate.

A list of his appearances can be found here.

  • Animal Motif: Cicadas.
  • Backstory Invader: When Cousin Johnny shows up, no one under his spell will find his sudden appearance surprising and will act like he's apart of the family.
  • Black Speech: SCP-2852 instances speak in a "word salad". People under its effect will perceive this as normal speech.
  • The Corrupter: SCP-2852's presence at any event results in the emergence of Cluster B personality disorders, juvenile delinquency, premature deaths, suicides, domestic violence, divorces, disfigurements, sterility, and extreme behavioral changes in the attendees. It's theorized that up to 1/3 of all Catholic and Anglican D-class may have been involved in Black-Level Events.
  • Creepy Uncle: Whenever SCP-2852 manifests at a family gathering, everyone will perceive it as a member of the family, even if they look nothing alike, and will refer to the SCP-2852 instance as "Cousin Johnny," who they will describe as playful and having a crude sense of humor. Of course, it only seems creepy to people who aren't part of the event.
  • From Bad to Worse: The Events at which SCP-2852 appears are increasingly disturbing and severe.
    • Blue-level Events: Baptisms. During the ritual, SCP-2852 will act as a third godparent. The events will proceed like normal until the child is submerged in the water. The child's top layer of skin will slough off in one piece and the godparents will eat it. The rest of the mass will go on like normal and SCP-2852 will exit along with the family.
    • White-level Events: Weddings. SCP-2852 will insert itself as a groomsman and, after the rings have been exchanged, will offer tools to the bride and groom to rip out each others' teeth, after which they'll feed them to each other. The groom will them emit an unknown cicada song loud enough to deafen the bride and everyone at the alter. SCP-2852 will then give a nonsensical speech before giving the newlyweds a gift. This gift is always the same at every White-level event: a cardboard box full of 3.5 kilograms of human hair, 23 human teeth, and 13 dead cicadas.
    • Black-level Events: Funerals. SCP-2852 will take the place of the eulogizer, give a nonsensical speech, then the person closest to the deceased will open the casket and produce a long knife. Two-by-two, the attendants will use the knife to cut their wrists or throats to bleed into the casket. SCP-2852's speech will eventually devolve into a cicada song, which all participants will join in. Once everyone has bled into the coffin, SCP-2852 will walk over and vomit a mixture of blood, wood pulp, and dead cicadas into it as well. The event usually ends once the coffin is lowered into the ground. If there was another gathering afterward, SCP-2852 will vomit the same mixture into a bowl and feed it to children before stripping and allowing the other attendants to feed on its flesh. Black-level events not only have the worst outcomes for participants, but any and all attempts to stop or end them result in those attempting to do so becoming part of the event itself. There's nothing the Foundation can do once a Black-level event starts except watch it happen.
  • Humanoid Abomination: SCP-2852 instances look human and contain human DNA, but don't have any internal organs, their hair and teeth are made of cicada chitin, their eyes that are not connected to anything, they speak in Word Salad, and they drastically alter the events of family gatherings through their presence alone.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: People at SCP-2852-affected events will hear its Black Speech as normal language unless warned beforehand.
  • Religious Horror: SCP-2852 (so far) only appears at gatherings of those of Roman Catholic or Anglican faith.
  • Sterility Plague: SCP-2852 sterilizes most, if not all people at the gatherings, which is odd since it doesn't seem to affect anything related to fertility.
  • Would Hurt a Child: SCP-2852's effects are most prominent within children.

Series IV


SCP-3000 - Anantashesha
  • Adaptational Villainy: The mythological Anantashesha is simply Vishnu's bed. Here, it actively eats people and destroys their sanity, though it might just be an anomalous animal operating on pure instinct.
  • Animalistic Abomination: It resembles a massive moray eel. However, it is clearly nothing of the kind. It may or may not be a deity, but either way it's a huge serpentine monster that destroys people's minds with its mere presence.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unclear if SCP-3000 is the actual deity Anantashesha or merely a powerful being. The doctor who initially thought SCP-3000 was Anantashesha changed his mind immediately before he was consumed by SCP-3000.
  • Eldritch Abomination: SCP-3000 shows heavy shades of this, given its effect on memory, dreams and cognition. It's implied that looking at the eel makes one realize how insignificant their life is, and that they will return to inert matter and be forgotten in the span of the Time Abyss, in which the eel will continue to live on forever. While it will readily snap up the humans offered to it, it does not digest them. Scans indicate that its insides are full of intact human bodies. Given what it does to peoples' minds, it is entirely possible every human it's eaten are trapped in some And I Must Scream phenomenon, still aware but otherwise with their minds destroyed entirely.
  • Evil Counterpart: According to SCP-4840-A, Anantashesha is the dark counterpart and shadow to the Serpent, each representing one truth of creation; What IS and what IS NOT.
  • Human Sacrifice: The eel may or may not be a god, but the Foundation is sacrificing humans to it anyway for an extremely important asset in preserving their masquerade.
  • Mind Rape: It does this by its sheer presence. People's memories are affected, and they start losing themselves. It gets worse the closer to the eel you get, with the initial dive team eventually having their minds entirely destroyed. Worse, it also can give you the memories of others. One scientist got a nasty shock when he realized his wife and child were actually the relatives of his deceased coworker, while he was single and childless. He still remembered raising the child and being in love with the woman despite never having done so. This drove him mad.
  • Necessarily Evil: Feeding SCP-3000 humans and harvesting the resulting Y-909 is considered this by the Ethics Committee and O5 Council. They are working to minimize human interaction with SCP-3000, but still designate it as a Thaumiel-class entity given the use of Y-909 in amnestics and feed it humans periodically.
  • Nobody Poops: Zig-zagged. A sudden horror comes from the fact that it's stuffed with undigested, decaying prey, but the waste SCP-3000 produces from seemingly breaking down sapience/the soul/some other supernatural facet of the mind (designated Y-909) is necessary for use in amnestics. This is why the Foundation needs to feed it D-class.
  • Sanity Slippage: A side-effect, given the eel's powerful Mind Rape abilities, is that any people in its vicinity will slowly begin to lose touch with reality. It is designated a major cognitohazard.
  • Slippery as an Eel: A gigantic moray eel estimated between 600 and 900 kilometers long, living off of the Ganges delta.
  • To Serve Man: SCP-3000 only eats humans. The Foundation feeds it D-class personnel to harvest Y-909.
  • Unobtanium: The Y-909 compound SCP-3000 produces, which so far has no artificial equal. It is critical to modern amnestics and can only be produced if SCP-3000 is fed humans.

    The Escapee 

SCP-3125 - The Escapee

  • Alien Geometries: It takes the "form" of an immense, Θ'-dimensional fractal topology, with Θ' being SCP-033, the "missing" integer.
  • The Assimilator: Any human who comes into contact with it has their mind destroyed and replaced with 3125's core ideas, which they become wholly devoted to serving and spreading.
  • Big Bad: It is the main antagonist of the Antimemetics Division Hub tales and the biggest threat the Division has to deal with.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It is a massive, extradimensional meme complex that intersects the entire universe except for its "containment chamber" (actually an area of exclusion). It also hails from a realm where ideas are far more aggressive than those humans are capable of having, making it incredibly dangerous.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: What the results of its arrival will be, since "humanity" as we know it will cease to be as meaningful as a concept. The Foundation has no way to prevent this from happening.
  • Giant Spider: While not one itself, 3125 is associated with huge antimemetic spiders that seem to be parts of its greater whole.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: According to the tales in the Antimemetics Division Hub (specifically CASE COLOURLESS GREEN, SCP-3125 is responsible for Fifthist Church, as well as a large number of other memetic and interdimensional anomalies.
  • Humanoid Abomination: What those possessed by it become. They don't actually look any different, but they cannot be recognized as humans.
    • In the Antimemetics Division tales, it also has an apparent "avatar" that looks like a man in his early twenties.
  • Meaningful Name: There's a popular theory that SCP-3125 is the central deity of the Fifth Church. If true, then its SCP number (3125 = 55) is very significant.
  • Ret-Gone: Anyone who perceives 3125's true shape is instantly obliterated in this fashion by its defense mechanism, along with "mental bystanders" connected to ideas held by the victim (usually colleagues and family).
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Once you do, you and every "mental bystander" of yours is gone.

    Murphy Law 

SCP-3143 - Murphy Law in… The Foundation Always Rings Twice!

  • Affectionate Parody: Of 1930s-1950s film noir gumshoes.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Law's original author, TheGreatHippo, has stated that they see Law as being homosexual. However, in the actual articles and Tales featuring Law, he's portrayed as being hyper-focused on solving the current case to the point of being completely dismissive of any Fanservice on offer (regardless of what audience it is intended for), to the point where Law comes across as more asexual than anything else.
  • Author Avatar: SCP-3143 ("Murphy Law") is really just a self-insert for his author, Murphy Lawden (designated SCP-3143-A). Except this is just a lie cooked up by the Foundation to deconstruct and contain SCP-3143. Murphy Law doesn't really have an author, as far as anyone can tell.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: When Dr. Thaum contains SCP-3143 by deconstructing him, Murphy Law escapes by deconstructing Dr. Thaum—and the baseline reality Foundation to boot.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm Murphy Law. I'm who you call when whatever can go wrong... did."
  • Epiphanic Prison: All it takes for Murphy to break out of containment is to question the Foundation's narrative. Then they can't stop him from just walking out.
  • Expy: invoked As lampshaded per Word of God, Murphy Law is essentially what would happen if Tracer Bullet ever became a sapient Reality Warper.
  • Film Noir: His aesthetic draws from this, but it's downplayed as he's more on the lighter "hardbitten 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.
  • Guttural Growler: Murphy Law.
    His voice is a husky snarl; as if he's got a throat stuffed full of sand-paper and rusty nails.
  • Noir Episode: Murphy Law warps everything around him into a Film Noir narrative.
  • Reality Warper: SCP-3143 (aka Murphy Law) blurs the line between this and Author Powers. He has the ability to merge multiple layers of fiction and reality into a single narrative, which he then warps into a hardboiled crime story, with himself as the protagonist. When he leaves records of his activities, they always take the form of a Film Noir screenplay. It seems he can override SCP-3043's powers this way, though he needs to follow the "rules" of his own powers/genre to do so.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Murphy Law" is the Author Avatar of one Murphy Lawden. Except Murphy Lawden doesn't really exist. That's just a story cooked up by the Foundation.

    My Heart DEETs Faster For You / Leslie 

SCP-3774 - My Heart DEETs Faster For You

A list of Leslie's appearances can be found here.

    Exploding Zombie Gearheads 

SCP-3885 The High-Octane Full-Throttle Adventures of the Exploding Zombie Gearheads

  • Achievements in Ignorance: They manage to set a rock on fire. They consider this a success.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Most of their vehicle builds look awesome or have over-the-top functions, but tend to break apart easily, explode, or just flat-out cannot work.
  • Awesome McCoolname: The mayor of the town is named Joey Fucknuts. A few of the other zombies have cool names too. One of them is actually named Awesome. Joey Fucknuts starts being called Joey Steelwings after succesffully making a working airplane.
  • Cool Car: They try to build these, but they're lucky if they just get a pile of useless parts.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: They're known to make threats to get more car parts, but they've never actually hurt anybody, and they're fine with the Foundation sealing them up behind a concrete barrier as long as the Foundation keeps providing them with parts.
  • The Ditz: The spend all of their time building or altering vehicles, which almost always fail because they don't know anything about mechanical engineering. A conversation between two shows that they don't know much about anything else, either.
  • Elemental Punch: Joey is able to perform a highly destructive flaming punch when he is mad enough.
  • Expy: They're based off of the typical villains from Mad Max, though they're more interested in building cars than the Rape, Pillage, and Burn.
  • Incendiary Exponent: They like adding flamethrowers to their cars, which tends to lead to creations that work better as bombs.
  • Made of Iron: Setting yourself on fire or driving your car into another are just fun ways for them to pass the time.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Despite looking like decayed, desiccated corpses, they somehow are Made of Iron and are extremely strong, but they are also quite stupid.
  • Rule of Cool: Their main goal is to build the coolest vehicles they can think of.
  • Silly Spook: They are zombies that spend all their time smoking tobacco and trying and failing to build vehicles and despite threatening people, they never actually deliberately hurt anyone.
  • Super Strength: They are way stronger than normal humans. They can shape metal using only their fists.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Joey has this reaction when he successfully builds a plane and gets to see the world outside of Vulture Gulch.

    Researcher Talloran and The Being 

SCP-3999 - I Am At The Center of Everything That Happens To Me

A list of Researcher Talloran's appearances can be found here.

Tropes associated with Researcher Talloran:

  • Bored with Insanity: Talloran admits that for the first million years or so, he legitimately was broken down several times; it's just that even millions of years of torture eventually becomes nothing new if it goes on for long enough.
    "I am numb to your bullshit, because here's the thing about horror and weirdness: the more you reveal of it, the less effect it has. I am sick of your horror. I am sick of you."
  • Determinator: After millions of years of torture unfolding from his perspective, he not only keeps his sanity, but actively continues to fight against his captor the entire time. In the SCP Foundation universe, where people lose their sanity as a result of being merely tortured by paranormal entities for decades, Talloran's sheer resilience is a remarkable thing in the Foundation universe. Though there's also a deconstruction, see Bored with Insanity above.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Talloran brings reality under order for a while, then conducts an interview with SCP-3999 and proceeds to mock it for repeatedly torturing him through exceedingly cruel and stupid methods.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Talloran actually overcomes his captor, ending the continuous rewriting of reality, at the cost of his own life.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Researcher Talloran's view on everything happening to him. He does not appreciate the monkier of "3D printer".
  • Heroic Sacrifice Researcher Talloran succeeds in terminating SCP-3999, but dies doing so.
  • Living Macguffin: Researcher Talloran is heavily connected to SCP-3999. It is indicated SCP-3999 has been tormenting him for (from his perspective) millions of years. And of course, SCP-3999 is the author struggling to find some situation to put Talloran in prior to the SCP-3000 contest.
  • Plot Bunny: SCP-3999 was written because the author just couldn't get the character Talloran out of their head. It gnawed at them until they ended up writing SCP-3999.

Tropes associated with SCP-3999:

  • Author Avatar: SCP-3999 is a representation of LordStonefish as he tries to write SCP-3999.
  • Author Powers: Extensively uses them to torture researcher Talloran.
  • Creator Breakdown: SCP-3999 is the writer going through a breakdown and suffering writer's block as they try to write SCP-3999.
  • Madness Mantra: "Only only only only only only only only only only only ..."
  • Reality Warper: SCP-3999 causes reality to break down and warp into all kinds of different horrifying situations centered around Researcher Talloran.

Series V

Warning: Due to the nature of the article associated with the wandering wood, coupled with the formatting of this site, the entry contains unmarkable spoilers.


The article that cannot be referred to as SCP-4000 - Taboo

  • Abusive Precursors: Possibly; if these are the same Fae as spoken of in SCP-1000, then these are the same Fae who tormented the Children of the Night before they were eventually overthrown.
  • Affably Evil: "Evil" is kind of a stretch, but the lagomorphic lorekeeper who Dr. Japers talks to is an extremely polite chap-he also tricks Dr. Japers into letting him steal his name so he can get back to his old home on Earth and reveal the backstory of the garden of bizarre wonders and terrors.
  • Body Horror: Referring to the forest with no name and those who dwell within using a consistent name has resulted in various unpleasant effects, such as the development of feathers and pollen sacs in those affected, as well as becoming fused or switched with the entities that reside in the location where names are forbidden. Possibly subverted, as it also seems like it allows the wood-bound name-thirsty to steal your name and escape with a Perception Filter. The "people" could really be escaped anomalous denizens who have always looked like that.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The dwellers in myth inside the forest outside normative space are not happy with the Foundation's attempted genocide and desire vengeance. One of them even manages to successfully escape and enact their revenge by stealing Dr. Japers' name/identity.
  • Eldritch Location: Expeditions into the anomalous location have resulted in vastly different routes each time, with sections of the main road that should overlap or intersect not doing so.
  • Etiquette Nazi: The Foundation has a very specific set of rules for accessing the unnamable land and communicating with the beings living in the woods to be strictly followed; failure to do so leads to bad things happening.
  • The Faceless: A native humanoid entity pictured at the top of the article resembles a young woman with no facial features. The article mentions that despite this, the entity resembles a college student who had accidentally triggered a nomenclative containment breach after receiving a book about the strange place in the chimney from a member of the Wanderer's Library.
  • The Fair Folk: The strange inhabitants of the land beyond the hidden well are its last survivors.
  • Grand Theft Me: Apparently the fate of Dr. Japers on his third expedition to the wood of the strange ones after the rabbit-headed man he had met twice before referred to Japers as "fellow scholar" three times. The identity-stealing entity then leaves the unfortunate doctor now believed to be a rabbit-person to his fate in the realm of the nameless folk and escapes to the outside world. Played with, as the scholar who called the traveler his fellow apparently didn't steal Dr. Japers' body, but rather his identity.
  • Homage: The entire SCP article is one to Alice in Wonderland, complete with a major character that has the head of a rabbit.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The Gentry's entire hostility is due to the Foundation's own trigger-happiness, and the Brown Note nature of the land whose name was stolen may be in fact a way for the O5 Council to whitewash history.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The peculiar folk within the mysterious land with no names may be terrifying and alien, but they have every right to be furious at the Foundation for having committed genocide against them.
  • Land of Faerie: To put it as laconically as possible, "Taboo" is a refugee camp inhabited by The Fair Folk, who had fled the Earth when the Foundation committed genocide against them after the "War with the Factory."
  • Meaningful Name: The ritual needed to access the unusual terrain is called "Protocol 4000-Halloway." "Halloway" is a surname derived from the Old English words for "sunken path," which is what most of the land where speech is deadly resembles.
  • Never My Fault: The informative fellow in SCP-6666 recounts the history of the goddess Titania and her Children of the Night to a Foundation researcher. According to it, the Children were created by Titania, but mostly kept to themselves, until they attacked the Fae and nearly wiped them out. The Foundation digs around a bit and discovers that the Children were created by Titania at the behest of the Fae, who were her favored children at the time. After the Children had fulfilled their purpose in destroying Adam el Asem's kingdom, the Fae stuffed them away and ignored them. Eventually, Titania took pity on the Children and turned against the Fae, making the Children of the Night her new favored mortals and aiding them in destroying their former masters. The avian gentleman notably avoids mentioning any part of the story that would imply the Fae are in any way responsible.
  • Painting the Medium: A bit literally, as the nomenclature hazard forces them to identify subjects via color rather than anything resembling a consistent name.
  • Speak of the Devil: Using any consistent nomenclature for the anomalous forest or its inhabitants in either speech or writing invariably leads to bad results. An associated joke article shows just how infuriating a process it was for researchers to just type up a first sentence.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: The nature of the land that forms the subject of the article leads to a smorgasbord of descriptions ranging from the very verbose to Buffy Speak.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Kind Folk understandably want revenge against the Foundation and to get back home to Earth. They are also willing to cause quite a lot of pain getting there.
  • Written by the Winners: According to the gentleman with the leporine visage, many of the faeries had originally fought on the Foundation's side during the war with the Factory, and only some of them later ravaged the early Foundation. The Foundation proceeded to commit genocide against all of them, and this "minor fact" has been omitted by Foundation records.

    Don Quixote 

SCP-4028 - La Historia de Don Quixote de la Mancha

  • Beyond the Impossible: The second iteration of the article depicts Don Quixote as performing multiple tasks which are considered either utterly impossible or insanely difficult, including battling SCP-076 to a standstill and actually slaying SCP-682. Of course, this is played with in that none of it is actually happening; these are simply stories that Quixote inserts into the Foundation database as he continues on his real mission, which is to rescue the real Don Quixote- otherwise known as Dr. Menard- from "captivity" with the Foundation.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: Fred finds out the hard way that Don Quixote is not a man that does "complicated". To him, you're either a paragon of knightly virtue, or you're an obstacle in his way. Pierre Menard, the Foundation's head of the Pataphysics Department and expert on Don Quixote, gives up on containing him because there's no reasoning with the guy. The real reason is that Alfonso has crossed the Despair Event Horizon upon realizing how hollow his life is and doesn't think he's worth "rescuing" by Sancho.
  • Crossover: It's kind of like an SCP Foundation/Don Quixote fanfiction.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's Don Quixote, the madman who fights windmills. How dangerous could he be? Well, he's a metafictional anomaly classified as Keter, for starters. When he invades the Foundation's database, he singlehandedly unveils SCP-055, fights Able to a draw, and kills 682 (again, in the database only). To put it in perspective, Fred is more afraid of this guy than he is of SCP-2747, an anomaly that eats narratives.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: He inherits the values of Don Quixote, which were deliberately antiquated even at the time. He believes that the benign witchcraft in Harry Potter is Satanic, and seems to have a great dislike for pornography.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Don Quixote's exploits in fictionland are commented on in the footnotes by an individual - Dr. Pierre Menard - who criticizes all of Quixote's actions both as an SCP and in his original story. The footnotes even outright call him an imbecile. This makes sense when it's revealed Menard is the real Don Quixote.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Implied to happen to Sancho in the arms of Dr. Menard / Alonso Quixano at the end of the second iteration. He ultimately lives, as the final iteration mentions two unknown windmill assailants.
  • Fixer Sue: In-universe, this is how he operates: he walks into the story, resolves all problems, and rewrites the narrative to fit with his sense of good storytelling, often sticking on obvious morality parables.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: SCP-4028 is capable of drawing on commonalities between works to basically jump between them; as Fred puts it, "his fourth wall breaks have fourth wall breaks". In the later portions of the second iteration and in the final iteration, SCP-4028 has finally made the jump into the Foundation's reality... although, thankfully, they've contented themselves with assaulting wind turbines.
  • Gary Stu: Invoked in-universe; Don Quixote (or rather, Sancho) is a sentient fictional character with the power to insert himself into other works of literature, where he usually singlehandedly resolves the plot. The second iteration has him do this with the Foundation database itself, inserting stories where he overcomes various anomalies that the real Foundation has struggled with for years.
  • Old Shame:invoked Menard regards his time as Quixote as this, given how thoroughly he criticizes himself in the footnotes. Though in the end, he goes back to tilting at windmills - but with a certain amount of self-awareness.
  • Shout-Out: Dr. Pierre Menard is named after a character from one of Jorge Luis Borges's short stories. Specifically, "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote", which is about a man trying to recreate Don Quixote's story. This is a clue to Dr. Menard's identity.
  • Tomato Surprise: The fictional character who has been infecting the Foundation database is actually not Don Quixote, but rather Sancho taking on his identity; the true Don Quixote is actually Dr. Pierre Menard, head of the Foundation's Pataphysics Department.
  • Windmill Crusader: The Windmill Crusader. After being "rescued" by Sancho, Menard/Alonso settles down around La Mancha with him and they spend their days attacking windmills, with their "reasoning" being cited in a footnote as "they might be giants". Old habits die hard.

    Your Friendly Neighborhood Keter / Rainer Miller 

SCP-4051 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Keter

A young man with the ability to generate portals to a dimension that contains anything he can think of, including abstract things.

A list of his appearances can be found here.

    The Spectre 

SCP-4494 - The Spectre
SCP-4494 immediately prior to demanifestation.
"Denizens of the night! Your time has come, for now you face-THE SPECTER!"
SCP-4494, calling itself The Spectre, is a mysterious entity claiming to be the embodiment of fighting crime who manifests at night to intervene in various law enforcement activities in which the criminal element has the advantage to aid the law enforcement. Should SCP-4494 be somehow be prevented from aiding the law enforcement group, areas in his immediate area will immediately cease civilian and governmental activity, leading to complete anarchy in the area.

A list of his appearances can be found here.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: He is the physical embodiment of fighting crime.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Will only appear in a law enforcement activity where the criminal element has the upper hand to turn the tables on the criminals.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He appears almost entirely black, but is a crime fighting vigilante who aids law enforcement agencies in their time of need.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Thinks that the Foundation is a law enforcement agency, even though some of their more amoral acts (like forcibly applying anasthesia to witnesses of SCPs) are very very illegal.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Uses his fists in addition to fireams when fighting criminals.
  • Nice Guy: He's surprisingly cordial to a group of MTF members he aids despite his terrifying visage.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Vigilante Man: He's the physical embodiment of fighting crime through vigilantism.

    Ulysses B. Donkman 

SCP-4768 - The Tall Tales of Ulysses B. Donkman

SCP-4768 a man with the head of a donkey who is a legendary hero in parts of the southern United States, known for pulling off a number of feats. His main ability is perception alteration, which he uses to appear as a normal human.

As list of his appearances can be found here.

  • The Ageless: He does not age and was born sometime in the early 1800's.
  • Faking the Dead: When an assassin is sent after him he uses his abilitities to fake his death in order to find out who sent the assassin.
  • Folk Hero: He is a legendary hero in parts of the southern United States. He is the subject of a number of stories about his impossible deeds, which may actually be true if he is a Reality Warper.
  • Glamour Failure: His illusion powers don't effect camera recordings.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He usually fights with his bare hands. He pulls out a slingshot if the enemy is too far away.
  • Hammerspace: He can always pull out whatever tool he needs from his jacket.
  • The Münchausen: He likes to tell Tall Tales about himself and his adventures.
  • Non-Human Head: He has the head of a donkey.
  • Master of Illusion: He can make people see him as an ordinary human and visually alter his environment.
  • Reality Warper: Word of God confirms that he is in fact a reality warper, but he isn't aware that he is one. His abilities are limited by how he thinks that they work.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He has an evil brother named Aloysius.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Because he isn't aware of his nature as a Reality Warper, he will be just strong and fast enough to solve whatever situation he gets into.

    Somebody to Watch Over Us 

SCP-4999 - Somebody to Watch Over Us
SCP-4999, circa 1973. Photo taken by professional photographer Gustav Bürger, three minutes before his death.
An entity heavily implied to be the Grim Reaper that resembles a well-dressed man, he appears beside those who are dying alone without anyone by their side and comforts them before their inevitable death by offering them one last cigarette.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Appears dressed in a dark suit and is classed as a Keter, but is actually a calm and soothing presence that helps ease people into death (his Keter class is due to his complete inability to be contained and threat to the Masquerade because he shows up on camera, not any detectable malice).
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: He's a Grim Reaper who specifically materializes for those with no loved ones or other close-by individuals to comfort them as they die. Those he appear to are never seen to recoil from or attempt to resist his touch.
  • Dying Alone: SCP-4999's purpose is to defy this trope. It has a higher chance of appearing to those who are more likely to die alone, including those who have no surviving family/friends, are non-religious, have no current strong emotional connections with others, and/or have little to no fame or fortune to call their own.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Is notably less likely to appear beside those who have a history of violent crime.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Whenever he appears to someone who's dying, he'll have a pack of cigarettes on him. He'll then offer the dying person a cigarette, and he'll let them smoke it if they accept it. If they don't, he'll just smoke it himself.
  • The Grim Reaper: SCP-4999 is essentially Death, albeit appearing to help ease those alone and unloved when they die into the afterlife.
  • Nice Guy: The only thing he does is manifest around people who are dying alone and serve as a companion for them before they pass. While he's classed as Keter, that's only because it's impossible to contain him and hide his presence. He's otherwise totally harmless.
  • One Last Smoke: His main interaction with the dying person is to pull out a pack of cigarettes and offer one to them. After the person passes on and he de-manifests, the cigarette (if accepted) will be the only remaining sign of his presence.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He always appears dressed in a snappy black business suit.
  • Time Abyss: The Foundation has found records detailing the SCP and figures similar to them going back several thousand years.
  • The Voiceless: He never says a word, simply remaining to silently watch over the dying until they expire, and no one attempts to engage him in conversation.
  • You Are Not Alone: His very purpose is ensuring those with no one to comfort them when they die still have someone.