- Adaptational Villainy: The mythological Anantashesha is simply Vishnu's bed. Here, it actively eats people and makes them mad, though it might just be mindless.
- 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.
- 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: 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.
- To Serve Man: SCP-3000 only eats humans. The Foundation feeds it D-class 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.
SCP-3001 - Red Reality
- And I Must Scream: The fate of anyone unlucky enough to be trapped there. It's an empty void and they're doomed to spend years there without needing food or drink until their bodies disintegrate enough to finally die.
- Body Horror: What happens when a human is trapped there long enough. Their Hume fields (essentially their level of "reality") weaken until their bodies break apart and decay, but they survive long after they should normally have died of injury, brain damage, or starvation.
- Eldritch Location: It's a kind of darkness between dimensions, accessible by the Foundation only through Class-C "Broken Entry" wormholes. It also violates otherwise universal laws regarding spacetime and Hume level.
SCP-3002 - Attempts to Assassinate Thought
- Death-Activated Superpower: While initially under control of the Foundation, the originating SCP may have subverted orders to spread wildly, or lost control due to the implied regular brain surgeries she underwent. Killing her only made the entire situation worse, and made SCP-3002 try to actively eradicate the Foundation.
- Evil Albino: The memory it builds invariably involves SCP-3002-1, an extremely pale girl with blonde-to-outright-white hair. After some digging, the Foundation figures out this is at least something very close to Lily Veselka, and more or less the mind of SCP-3002; given how she's willing to infect the entire world with herself to avenge her mistreatment at the hands of the Foundation, she counts.
- Mind Manipulation: SCP-3002-1 controls the infected this way, by twisting their memories into provoking behavior that benefit her immediate goals.
- Serial Escalation: SCP-3002 starts out as a shared memory among one prison's population in Iteration 1, which then begins to spread to Foundation personnel in Iteration 2 and ends up bringing about a near-apocalyptic scenario by overwriting peoples' consciousness by the final iteration.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: SCP-3002 was created by the Foundation itself as part of a larger effort to control people, and again, it turns out they had a very good reason. Project LETHE, borne out of the experiments that created SCP-3002, was used later on to control the outbreak of SCP-1425 - the Star Signals book. It's mentioned that the Director in charge of stopping 1425 is well aware using LETHE was going to have horrible consequences, but felt any other scenario was worth it rather than allow the book's propagation to continue.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Is under the control of the memetic ghost of a girl named Lily Veselka, who was turned into a test subject for Project LETHE, one of the first major antimemetics projects, who was subject to repeated and invasive tests and brain surgeries, causing her to become resentful and vicious. Upon having her refuge discovered by the Foundation, she promptly decides to infect the entire world to destroy it and all trace of LETHE.
SCP-3003 - The End of History
- Aliens Speaking English: Zigzagged in the sense they don't speak English, but SCP-3003-3's language is nearly identical to Dutch.
- Benevolent Alien Invasion: This is averted regarding a potential SCP-3003-3 invasion of Earth, though this is what the SCP-3003-3 instance in the final addendum tries to frame it as to encourage the Foundation to give up. The scientist talking to him points out the several ways in which this is a false characterization.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Averted, the inhabitants of SCP-3003-3 are physically and genetically identical to humans.
- Blue and Orange Morality: SCP-3003-3 is extremely utilitarian and heavily prioritizes the welfare of SCP-3003-1. They see nothing wrong with harvesting old, deviant or ill individuals for organs or with conquering Earth to spread SCP-3003-1.
- Body Horror: SCP-3003-3 society implants SCP-3003-1 instances ("Marce") into their body when they grow up, causing growths of parasitic lumps in their body. It wouldn't've been so bad except they "host roughly one instance per three kilograms of body weight", meaning that an adult would have around 20 of these marce parasite lumps on their body.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The inevitable fate of all SCP-3003-3 instances, who will be harvested for organs while alive and conscious as soon as they are no longer of use. They all know this, and don't care one bit.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: The true cause of why the planet's society is the way it is, is revealed in the Addendum to be 3003-2 itself, which up until the Addendum was described as a single-celled organism that just modified behavior with no indication it had intelligence of its own. When it reveals itself it even asks if the Foundation researcher ever wondered that a microbe that can create neural networks would be capable of thought.
- Faux Affably Evil: When 3003-2 directly talks to the researcher it acts polite and its advice for the Foundation to give up is spoken more as a suggestion, and even states it is willing to phase out the more unsavory elements of its society. The researcher is quick to call 3003-2 out on that it has no reason to make such accommodations, to which 3003-2 threatens that the Foundation has only 30 years until its society invades Earth by force.
- Hive Mind: 3003-2 exists in millions of humans and billions of marce beetles, as trillions or even quadrillions of microbes, yet notably seems to be a singular entity in conscious control, rather than a godlike figure above human understanding or a Mind Hive of different personalities.
- Motive Rant: What the final addendum becomes over the course of the conversation. The SCP-3003-3 instance declares that its goal is to ensure nothing comes after it, thereby making it the "end of history."
- Puppeteer Parasite: SCP-3003-1. Unique example since SCP-3003-1 only behaves in this way when infected with SCP-3003-2 which is implied to be sentient.
- Sense Freak: To a limited extent, instances of SCP-3003-3. Primarily, they enjoy brushing the lumps produced by infestation with SCP-3003-1 with each other. Scientists wearing prosthetic versions of these describe this feeling to them as being very uncomfortable.
- Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: SCP-3003-3 has extremely advanced technology, including SCP-3003-4 which produced the wormhole that led to contact with Earth. The Foundation has 30 years until SCP-3003-3 will be capable of near-instant travel to other planets and it is already believed any military confrontation with SCP-3003-3 would lead to SCP-3003-3's triumph.
- Totalitarian Utilitarian: The marce parasites turned the entire SCP-3003 planet into a singular totalitarian state devoid of personal freedom due to everyone valuing the goodness of the state over themselves (a result of gaining hyper-rational behavior through the parasites). However, the result is so extremely effective the race is more advanced than whatever humanity can even hope to achieve on Earth, its members kept perpetually happy due to marce stimuli, and internal dissent is completely non-existent. As SCP-3003-2 states, this totalitarian efficiency it created is "The End of History", because no other forms of society could come after it.
- Transplanted Humans: SCP-3003-3 are fully identical to humans in biology, despite being lightyears away from earth. The author deliberately leaves out all explanations for the reader to guess.
- Villain Override: Seemingly what happens during the final addendum. The entity speaking with Dr. Shah indicates that it is 3003-2 speaking through an 3003-3 instance.
SCP-3004 - Imago
- A God Am I: SCP-3004-1 believes itself to be the Christian God. And according to Agent Luttermann, it likely is a god or something close to it, but not Him.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Agent Lutterman comes away with the impression that rather than being malevolent, 3004-1 simply doesn't understand the ramifications of its actions. It doesn't even know that people don't come back to life.
- Body Horror: Most of the SCP-3004 rituals qualify, as they produce instances of SCP-3004-2 (a type of cicada) from the body.
- Eldritch Abomination: It is an extradimensional entity incapable of entering our reality. It can be perceived, though, and it hurts to look at and listen to.
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: SCP-3004 rituals are VERY strange.
- Fictional Colour: A Foundation Agent uses astral perception to see SCP-3004-1's true form. When SCP-3004-1 opens its mouth, the Agent can see colors he had never seen before inside of it.
- Godzilla Threshold: If it gets too out of hand, the Foundation's plans, Protocol Damnatio ad Bestias, is to essentially delete Christianity itself from history to starve it to death.
- Hijacked by Jesus: Inverted, SCP-3004-1 is a Druidic deity hijacking Christianity for its own ends.
- Insane Troll Logic: It thinks that since cicadas, its sacred animals, are constantly reborn, and Christianity is focused on rebirth, it must be Jehovah Himself.
- Interfaith Smoothie: SCP-3004 details what happens when a god attempts to initiate syncretism itself. Very little of it is good.
- Physical God: While not the Christian God it thinks it is, it is legitimately a deity.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: If SCP-3004-1 (which thinks it is the Christian God) is about to enter reality, the Foundation is willing to eliminate Christianity from the historical record to neutralize it, indicating this is in effect.
SCP-3005 - A Light That Died
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: SCP-3005 is implied to be connected to the Fifthist Church in some way and the titular light is suggested to drive people to worship it.
- Gorn: Multiple parts of the test log indicate the result of sending D-class to interact with SCP-3005 is simply viscera.
...but I need to tell a director or an overseer or anyone who can tell everybody to stop using those ███████. All of you. They're chained and lobotomized but all it takes is to catch the surf. An ██████'s safe on shore but it's the last thing you want to hold when you're drowning.
- Subtly implied by one of the test entries. (The blacked-out word is "anchor".)
- Scranton Reality Anchors are supposed to be the Foundation's trump card against Reality Warpers. SCP-3005 is what happens when a Fifthist deity or archon completely overpowers an SRA, and makes it destabilize reality instead.
- Nothing Is Scarier: There is no information available regarding what SCP-3005 actually is, much like SCP-579. All that's available is the testing logs which vaguely indicate it is connected to the Fifthist Church.
- Sanity Slippage: Experienced as a result of SCP-3005 over the course of the logs.
SCP-3006 - Twice the Number One
- Black Comedy: For some, seeing as it's an SCP based on a Lazytown meme. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 test log in particular is darkly humorous.
- Body Horror: Ever wonder what it would be like to be stuck in a room with 500,000 versions of yourself? This article will tell you in graphic detail what would happen.Number of Entities Present: ~500,000Notes: Sound of gentle sloshing with scrambled, reddish digitized video graphics.
- Claustrophobia: The videos primarily occur in enclosed spaces and the entities replicated are trapped inside with no way of escaping.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Subverted. The anomalous effects of the videos do not appear to affect reality. However, they do infect other videos.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In the MST3K test log, multiple replicas of Joel are impaled on replicas of the Crow and Tom Servo puppets.
- Kill and Replace: Possibly at the end of the interview video; the replicas of Dr. Krang and JonTron attack them and proceed to start killing each other until eventually there's only one of each left—they proceed to try and escape the room, to no avail. The transcript notes that it's impossible to tell if the two instances left are the originals. Subverted in that this only occurred in the playback of the interview footage and the real Dr. Krang and JonTron were not actually replaced...or at least, we think that's the case...
- Mind Screw: In the interview, JonTron lampshades how trippy and horrifying it is to watch yourself replicated over and over all while trapped in a small room, until you and all your replicas are finally crushed to death in a "viscera puree". The interview only gets trippier when the footage of the interview itself is affected.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Played with. It may be an SCP based on a LazyTown meme but the results it produces are highly disturbing and it has managed to affect Foundation security footage. However, it also appears to be incapable of affecting reality, beyond spooking the people who view the videos (especially if the people in question are in the video).
- Oh, Crap!: The general response subjects in affected videos have when they realize they can't leave the room. The Foundation's reaction to SCP-3006 affecting their security footage also qualifies.
- Shout-Out: Among the videos affected were Game Grumps, JonTron and Mystery Science Theater 3000. JonTron even gets interviewed by the Foundation shortly after trying to report the video he found of himself.
- Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: Despite mixing comedy and horror for the most part, altogether it's fairly strongly on the horror side, actually.
- Rule of Symbolism: According to Word of God, the SCP itself is meant to be symbolic of the crushing pressure of content creators (specifically Let's Players) having to constantly churn out new content, with the replication effect symbolizing their content having to expand exponentially. The interview was meant to represent how it feels when a content creator finds that their face and identity are being used in unsavory ways. In the latter case, it certainly shows with Jon's wording:Dr. Krang: What were you expecting to happen?
Jon: From what they told me well, they said it'd be like they were in there with each other forever. But it's not a them, it's me. There were thousands of me, and they're dead now. Crushed. Viscera puree. One of the eyes floated by, and I saw myself in it dude. That's fucked.
- Wham Line: From the transcript of Dr. Krang's interview with JonTron:"At this point both the interviewer and interviewee become aware of several humanoids identical to themselves present in the room, standing around the edges."
SCP-3007 - World of Two Artists
- Astral Projection: SCP-3007 is a rare occurrence that causes people to be projected to another, dead world.
- Body Horror: The corpses on the ruined world are all painfully mutilated. That doesn't even cover the stench of the dead.
- Eldritch Abomination: Whatever....that thing is that started to posses the Children, is more accurate to call a sentient Info Hazard then anything else. And it's coming to Earth.
- God Is Good: At least the one who created the Children. They made them to help with the loneliness and if anything is more like an artist.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Maybe. The infohazard is rendered in red. Or rather Scarlet.
- Heroic Sacrifice: The Deity held off the evil god while letting the remaining children escape, and used the last of its powers to create a black column with paintings to warn their descendants that it's coming.
- Precursors: The Children of the Deity eventually escaped from the world to escape the Eldritch Abomination. They escaped to Earth and eventually became humanity's ancestors
- Wham Shot: The final image which horrified the artist traversing there most of all. It features the red wisps of the entity that destroyed the word followed by a large black void...finally ending on a shot of Earth itself with a small red wisp on it.
SCP-3008 - A Perfectly Normal, Regular Old IKEA
- Alien Geometries: Getting into the IKEA is easy. Getting out is almost impossible. It also connects different realities.
- Alternate Universe: The people trapped in the IKEA appear to be from different realities. The journal-writer muses that this is probably why nobody is trying to rescue them. Word of God is that this is the reason why he was killed by the Staff: he was about to escape into the wrong universe.
- The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: The mini-civilizations within the impossibly huge IKEA are cordial and helpful to one another, probably because they're united against the Staff, but also probably because of basic human decency. From the discussion: It also helps that any troublemakers can be kicked out and will probably encounter the Staff before they can find another "town".
- Bigger on the Inside: From the outside SCP-3008 appears to be a standard IKEA store. On the inside it has an area of at least 10 square kilometers and may be infinite in size.
- Though the mechanism that caused this means it could count as a zigzagged example. The potentially infinite space is actually an alternate dimension that the building's main entrance leads to; anyone attempting to enter the building via any other means will instead enter its actual interior, which is completely ordinary and no larger than the building's size suggests.
- The Blank: The Staff have no facial features.
- Body Horror: The Staff are "stretched" or "squashed" to extremes and appear to be made completely out of skin.
- Darkness = Death: When the lights are on, the Staff just wander about while letting the humans do their thing, but when they're off, they attempt to kill anything that isn't them.
- Despair Event Horizon: There're hundreds, maybe thousands of people trapped in it, some for years, and nobody really looks for the exits anymore. The journal writer even makes several observations that he doesn't discuss with the others in his settlement to avoid removing any last hope of rescue.
- Dissonant Serenity: The Staff are always polite and helpful in their speech, but their attempts at murder most certainly aren't.
- Humanoid Abomination: The staff appear to be tall humanoids with short legs, long arms, no faces, and are made of skin. They're also aggressive to anything that isn't other staff during the night.
- Line-of-Sight Name: There are like 20 or more human settlements in the IKEA store. Most of them take their names of whatever they sit right next to. The one we focus on in the journal is called Exchange (from Exchange and Returns), and we also learn about towns like Trolleys, Checkouts, and Aisle 630.
- Made of Bologna: The Staff members inside SCP-3008 are seven feet tall, with short legs, long arms and no faces. When they're cut up they appear to be entirely made of skin, with no bones, organs or muscles.
- Scavenger World: The world inside IKEA is a huge place with its own landmarks, all rigged from Swedish furniture and whatever they find along the way. The Staff resupplies restaurants and shops with food at night, so there's always just enough to sustain people, and people carved out their own towns between the shelves by building from whatever they have.
- Sudden Lack of Signal: As to be expected, there is no cell phone signal inside SCP-3008. In addition, the landline phones within SCP-3008 itself don't function properly, as the receiver only seems capable of emulating a human voice saying a constant stream of random words.
SCP-3009 - A Task Force in King Author's Court
- Antimatter: The heads of SCP-3009-A instances were filled with an unidentified liquid that eliminated any matter that it came into contact with.
- Humanoid Abomination: SCP-3009-A instances largely resembled humans, except that their heads were swollen and filled with the aforementioned liquid.
- Your Head Asplode: The heads of the SCP-3009-A instances were prone to exploding.
SCP-3011 - Loose Lips Skink Ships
- Civilized Animal: SCP-3011 instances are blue-tongued skinks that are capable of cooperation and division of labor when in groups.
- Clone Degeneration: Instances produced from each existing instance's detached tail may exhibit severe deformities or be stillborn, and those that survive have minor changes in body pattern or tongue color.
- Talking Animal: They can talk.
SCP-3013 - An Expression of Mourning
- Not the Intended Use: According to the original owner, Annabel Stone, the doctor who gave it to her told her that if the frame holds any painting other than that of her husband (who was also his friend), it will "start directing the energies of other ideas".
- Reality Warper: The SCP is a picture frame that manifests the contents of any painting placed inside it in its surroundings. If no painting is placed inside it, it will cause earthquakes and also cause cracks and fault lines to appear in any nearby structures and landscapes.
- Title Drop: The doctor who gave the frame to Annabel Stone said that it was "an expression of mourning, for your husband and my old friend".
SCP-3015 - A Story Concerning Self-Doubt, Slight Disillusionment, and Frustration, As Told By the Lucky Member of a Group Whose Relatable Works Are Loved Internationally
- Bait-and-Switch: SCP-3015 is "Mr. Bernie Sanders", and its anomalous traits are activated by saying "Feel the burn". Besides that, it has no connection to the politician of the same name.
- Long Title: So long, in fact, that it is the longest SCP title on the entire site, including any Joke SCP.
- Open Sesame: The phrase "Feel the burn" or certain other phrases containing those three words (such as "It's time to feel the burn" and "I feel the burn") must be spoken to activate the portal.
- Rouge Angles of Satin: In Document 3015-C, a link to a YouTube video has the text "hear is the lick".
SCP-3017 - Person of Interest
- Posthumous Character: The SCP was a human being who is now dead; thus it is classified as "Neutralized".
SCP-3028 - Take On Me
- Bile Fascination: In-Universe; Nicole McConnell, a lawyer and art collector who bought the SCP, mentioned a "morbid fascination" she had with the SCP in her diary.
- Blatant Lies: Some of the SCP's statements include the following: "The Columbine shooters did nothing wrong.", "Self-defense is indefensible." and "Junk mail is good, and everyone should read it."
- Insane Troll Logic: The SCP's produced statements tend to run on questionable logic; for instance, one statement is: "Talking to your neighbors is the beginning of the slippery slope towards communism."
SCP-3032 - Ballistic Trees
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a bunch of tamarack trees that act like ballistic missiles when threatened or about to reproduce.
- Fantastic Nuke: Trees that become functioning ballistic missiles when mature.
- It Can Think: SCP-3032 trees are interconnected through their root systems, allowing them to communicate with each other and launch coordinated strikes. The Foundation found this out the hard way when they terminated a number of instances with aerial strikes, only for other SCP-3032 groves to retaliate by leveling the hangars and missile silos of the site from which the attack was launched.
SCP-3041 - The Red Knife
- Bad Dreams: Anyone who comes into contact with the SCP starts dreaming about killing people with it and eating their hearts. This results in distress and guilt in the dreamer.
- Driven to Suicide: The SCP's original owner committed suicide after having the dreams mentioned above for a long period of time.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a knife that is rust-colored.
SCP-3042 - Dog Is Love
- Immune to Bullets: One agent it had bonded with fired several shots into it, none of which had any effect.
- The Juggernaut: Practically nothing can stop it from getting back to the person it's bonded with (designated SCP-3042-1). It's been noted to destroy even the strongest of materials and be resistant to poison, disease and other physical harm.
- The Needless: Doesn't require food, water or sleep.
- Precious Puppy: Not to the person it's bonded with, who gets worn out by its constant attention.
- A Rare Sentence: Due to its rampant destruction of whatever is in its way to get to its latest victim, the Foundation had to do something unusual.Director's note: I have assigned a Special Engineering team to modify a standard termination chamber which and I never imagined writing these words allows swift and easy escape of SCP-3042. We can't keep replacing doors every three weeks. -L.E.
- Sanity Slippage: The person it's bonded with begins to suffer from delusions and memory lapses, among other things, due to the sleep deprivation that the SCP causes with its constant attention.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: The next person it bonds to has always played some part in the death of the previous person it was bonded to.
- You Will Not Evade Me: If SCP-3042-1 somehow escapes, nothing will stop the SCP from tracking them down and resuming its ceaseless affection.
SCP-3043 - Murphy Law in Type 3043 FOR MURDER!
- Anti-Hero:Murphy Law: (narrating) Heroes always do what's right. But me? I'm no hero. I'm Murphy Law.
- Chair Reveal: Murphy Law finds SCP-3043 sitting in Dr. Lewis' chair, and spins the chair to finally reveal its identity.
- Contemplative Boss: Site Director August is introduced staring out the windows of his office.
- Crossover: SCP-423 ("Fred") has a cameo as "Agent Frederick". And Murphy Law himself would later get his own classification as SCP-3143.
- Fall Guy: The real SCP-3043 manipulates the Foundation staff to think that Murphy Law is SCP-3043.
- Guttural Growler: Murphy Law.His voice is a harsh growl; as if he just swallowed a fistful of spent cigarette butts and followed it down with a sulfuric acid chaser.
- Hand Cannon: The script specifically notes that Murphy Law uses a .44 Magnum caliber handgun.
- Hardboiled Detective: Murphy Law depicts himself as one.
- It Can Think: Dr. Lewis tries to upgrade SCP-3043 from "Safe" to "Keter" when she realizes it's self-aware and can act on its own.
- Jerkass: SCP-3043 itself is a foul-mouthed, condescending typewriter who undermines Murphy Law's story as "STUPID HUMPHREY BOGART FANFIC NONSENSE". When it reappears in "Never Metafictional Character I Liked", it spends most of the story cussing out and mocking Dr. Thaum.SCP-3043: THIS IS THE AFTERLIFE AND I AM YOUR ALMIGHTY FUCKING GODNOW DROP TO YOUR KNEES AND PRAISE MY NAME YOU LOWLY PIECE OF SHIT
- Noir Episode: Because Murphy Law warps reality around himself to make it all fit into the hardboiled crime genre.
- Painting the Medium: Most of the entry is formatted like a screenplay, because Murphy Law has the anomalous effect of warping reality into a Noir Episode.
- Private Eye Monologue: Provided by Murphy Law, of course.Murphy Law: (narrating) You see a lot of ugly in this line of work. Good people with bellies full of lead, left to bleed out in rain-soaked alleyways. Love ruined — turned inside out — until it just becomes an angry, festering sore. Statues that'll kill you as fast as you blink.
But when it comes to ugly, nothing beats a containment breach.
- Semantic Superpower: SCP-3043 can alter the text of any document or narrative about it. But this includes the ability to rewrite people's memories, and mind-control people by changing the "narrative" in their head.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: SCP-3043 has one of the filthiest mouths on the site, cussing in every other sentence.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Murphy Law makes himself the main character of SCP-3043's entry. The actual SCP barely shows up in Murphy's screenplay.SCP-3043: THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE MY STORY NOT YOURS
- Shout-Out: The title is a reference to Dial M for Murder. SCP-3043 calls Murphy Law's screenplay "stupid Humphrey Bogart fanfic nonsense." And the last scene quotes from Chinatown.
- Villainous Breakdown: SCP-3043 when it realizes Murphy Law has completely overtaken its narrative and is giving the Foundation an Earn Your Happy Ending moment.
SCP-3045 - bzzip.exe
- Facial Horror: In Iteration 4 of Bee Movie, Ken (portrayed by his voice actor Patrick Warburton) is described as having his face practically obscured by a dozen fist-sized pustules oozing with pus.
- Serial Escalation: Inverted with non-bee-related media, where each iteration results in a more "simplified" version. Played straight with bee-related media (like Bee Movie, which became increasingly disturbing with each iteration, eventually resulting in the researcher's computer filling with bees).
SCP-3048 - Tantalus
- Meaningful Name: The SCP is named after Tantalus, a Greek mythological figure who was cursed to be unable to consume food or drink. However, the SCP is able to consume some foods, such as whipped cream and some protein shakes.
- Irony: SCP-3048 can only eat extremely processed foods, but apparently used to work for a health resort
SCP-3055 - Yes, And
- And I Must Scream: The eight people classified under this SCP are constantly forced to act as if improvising a scene (aside from eating, sleeping and taking breaks in general), without being able to talk to anyone else outside of suggestions, and they can't leave a building unless all of them do it. This is so bad that one of the instances thanked one of the police officers who had come to arrest them before killing herself with his gun, only to be resurrected a few moments later.
- Back from the Dead: None of them can be permanently killed.
- You Will Be Assimilated: Anyone who does not give a suggestion when prompted will become part of the group soon afterwards after being hit by a beam of light produced by each of the troupe members.
SCP-3056 - Fireflu
- Meaningful Name: It's an anomalous strain of flu that causes any humans it infects to "breathe fire" every time they sneeze.
SCP-3057 - Fossil Fuels
- Big Creepy-Crawlies:
- SCP-3057-2 is an arthropod resembling predatory shrimp that is a meter long.
- SCP-3057-3 is a species of prehistoric dragonfly with a wingspan of 0.65 meters. However, these die soon after manifesting from crude oil, due to having evolved in a more oxygen-rich environment than the Earth's current atmosphere.
- Feathered Fiend: According to several witnesses, SCP-3057-4 (Velociraptors) had feathers.
- Lesser of Two Evils: The person who originally deployed the SCP (PoI-8A051) sees prehistoric species running around on modern-day Earth as being not as bad as "dumping five million barrels of poison into the ocean", as he puts it.
- Megalodon: SCP-3057-5 is this species, and each instance is 18 meters long.
- Real Event, Fictional Cause: Inverted; the SCP was deployed in an attempt to reverse the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: PoI-8A051 was trying to reverse the environmental damage from the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
SCP-3061 - Reluctant Fiend
- Abusive Parents: Paul ████ was perfectly willing to sacrifice not one, but both of his children to the SCP in order to get what he wanted (which was to pay off bills).
- Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs. SCP-3061-1 loves making Faustian bargains, but hates being summoned to do mundane tasks like paying off bills.
- Evil Is Petty: It is not, and it despises people who are.
- Humanoid Abomination: SCP-3061-1 normally appears as an ordinary human in front of Foundation personnel; however, it will occasionally manifest the features of animals, with the most common being the feet of a mountain hare and the fingers of an aye-aye.
- Master of Illusion: SCP-3061-1 is able to summon very detailed and realistic illusions, which it can then interact with as if they were real.
- Mundane Utility: Paul ████ summoned SCP-3061-1 because he was in a lot of debt over his car and he also wanted an extension for his home, and he wanted the money.
- Noble Demon: It flatly refuses to make deals that are within the mundane grasp of its summoner, and is in fact morally disgusted by their laziness. It also thoroughly dislikes a Lack of Empathy shown by summoners who don't agonize over their choices.
- Villain Respect: The Foundation ends up suggesting a deal that SCP-3061-1 becomes interested in, because it's something genuinely grandiose and desperate as opposed to the normal Evil Is Petty drek it is often summoned for.
SCP-3062 - The Lone and Level Sands Stretch Far Away
- Light Is Not Good: To taunt a D-class who was a devout Catholic, it took an angel-like form.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: According to the hieroglyphics found in an ancient Egyptian structure, the SCP was cursed to be trapped in the desert forever after causing a great deal of suffering.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: It is often described as looking like a 20-year-old Egyptian man.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: It often takes the forms of a victim's loved ones in order to taunt the victim.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: It can change its shape at will, and do so almost instantly.
SCP-3063 - A fly
- Animalistic Abomination: It's a reality-bending entity that manifests as a common housefly.
- Body Horror: 2376 days after a person makes a deal with the SCP, 5000 to 20000 fly eggs will manifest inside their internal organs, and the maggots will hatch and eat the person's flesh (and also reproduce after maturing into flies) until the person dies.
- Deal with the Devil: It tries to tempt someone with something that they greatly desire in exchange for an unspecified price. If said person disagrees, it will continue to contact them until they agree to its offer.
- Driven to Suicide: 70% of people affected by the SCP will commit suicide after the eggs manifest.
- Telepathy: The SCP is described as being telepathic.
SCP-3073 - All the Men And Women Merely Players
- Bad "Bad Acting": SCP-3073-1's performances are of objectively poor quality, with cast members showing extreme stage fright, having bad acting skills and forgetting their lines.
- Berserk Button: SCP-3073 doesn't like having the cast's performance disrupted by a talking or booing audience member, and if they don't stop, he becomes aggressive and tries to remove the person by force.
- Hell Is That Noise: Its symphonies have been described as "an earsplitting cacophony".
- Shout-Out: The title is taken from William Shakespeare's As You Like It.
- Vague Age: When questioned about his age, the SCP stated that he was "as old as the stage itself".
SCP-3077 - Sugar Golems
- And I Must Scream: EEG readings have indicated that SCP-3077-2 instances (humans being controlled by SCP-3077-1 instances) remain fully conscious.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: The woman who created them did so in order to create little sugar people who would dance and sing for the crowds who visited the circus she was a part of. Things didn't turn out as well as she'd hoped...
- Orifice Invasion: SCP-3077-1 instances attempt to enter the mouth of any humans they encounter.
- Puppeteer Parasite: SCP-3077-1 instances are able to control any human beings after entering their mouths.
SCP-3078 - Cognitohazardous Shitpost
- Die Laughing: Anyone who saw an instance of the SCP would laugh until they died.
- Gone Horribly Right: The creator of the SCP intended to make something that his friends could laugh at and enjoy. It worked, to the point that they died laughing.
- My God, What Have I Done?: The SCP's creator feels regret about what his creation did, judging by the article's archived images (which do not carry the SCP's properties, as they are copies of the originals).
SCP-3080 - The Power of Love
- Faking the Dead: Peter ███████ reveals himself to have faked his own death in a car accident at the doctors' wedding.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Anyone who spent time with either of the Drs. Catherine and Simon ███████ (designated SCP-3080-1 and -2 respectively) would become very jealous of the doctor they weren't in love with.
- Love Makes You Evil: Anyone affected by the SCP would go to great lengths to get the doctor they were in love with for themselves (one great example being Peter ███████, SCP-3080-2's twin brother, who made unwanted advances on SCP-3080-1).
- Love Potion: Anyone who spent a significant amount of time with either of the doctors would fall intensely in love with one of them and become jealous of the other.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Dr. O████ shot SCP-3080-2 while under the effects of the SCP, and SCP-3080-2 later died, thus neutralizing the SCP's effects for good.
- The Power of Love: Aside from the title, when separated for long periods of time, the doctors showed increased strength and endurance while attempting to reunite with each other.
- Stalker with a Crush: Taryn W█████, a college roommate of SCP-3080-1, began stalking SCP-3080-2 and taking pictures of him without his knowledge, to the point that she got arrested and charged with one count of felony stalking.
- What Does She See in Him?: When Dr. O████ confronted SCP-3080-2, he demanded "What did she even see in you?".
- Woman Scorned: A gender-inverted version: before Peter's apparent death in a car accident, he wrote the couple out of his will after SCP-3080-1 rejected his advances and then filed a restraining order against him.
SCP-3081 - H A N D M I L K
- Bizarre Alien Biology: SCP-3081-1 instances are organisms resembling large human hands (1.4 m average height) that behave like cattle.
SCP-3082 - Neverland's Lost Boys and Girls
- Abusive Parents: All the children in the SCP claim to have been teleported there after escaping from an abusive household.
- Never Grew Up: The children and their possessions have not aged since they arrived in the SCP.
- Reality Warper: According to Aria Morrison, her sister Jacquelyn created the SCP using her special abilities, and it's implied that she's either the massive tree at the SCP's center or else part of it.
SCP-3092 - Gorilla Warfare
- Meaningful Name: The title is a play on "guerrilla warfare".
- Brainwashing: Her anomalous effect. She can convert humans into a mindset identical to a baby bird so that she can "take care of them". This condition does not appear to be reversible.
- Evil Poacher: Two members of a Terrible Trio of these were her first victims, after they stole her chicks. It's not clear if this incident was what caused her anomalous properties or if she had them all along.
- Feathered Fiend: Aside from her anomalous effect, she appears to be an ordinary cockatoo.
- Mama Bear: She's motivated by revenge for her lost offspring.
- Replacement Goldfish: SCP-3103-1 (the humans brainwashed by SCP-3103) are this for SCP-3103's chicks, who were taken from her by poachers.
- Revenge: As her name suggests, this is her motivation. She wants revenge for the kidnapping of her chicks.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A grieving mother who copes by converting everyone she meets into her "babies".
SCP-3108 - The Nerfing Gun
- Devolution Device: Testing the extents of the gun on D-Class, one is left a neanderthal and the other they can't bring below a common earthworm.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": The gun's creator Nathan Pierce to the Foundation, telling them to call him by his GAW pseudonym "Kektagon".
- Everyone Has Standards: While Kektagon is extremely careless with the use of The Nerfing Gun, and it's left unclear how much he told his little brother about what the gun did before giving it to him as a present, when the Foundation representative interrogating him mentions in passing what the gun does to human beings...POI-6897: You, you used it on people?Dr. Dietz: Our testing history is not relevant to-POI-6897: It It was supposed to be a joke. It was funny. I changed Mass Effect 2 into Mass Effect 3, My neighbor's SUV into a Smart Car, I didn't use it on people! You bastards, why the hell would you do that? I'm not a murderer damn it! Why, why would you turn a joke into a torture device? Just just get out of my cell. I'm done talking.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Kektagon manages to make SCP-3108 as a gag at the age of 19. He doesn't get the irony of the concept until he sobers up though.
- My God, What Have I Done?: While he's mostly horrified at the Foundation's cruelty in testing out his invention, it's also implied that when he discovers that his invention has been used to de-evolve a human being out of sentience, he's horrified that this indirectly makes him a murderer.
- Nicknaming the Enemy: ->Kektagon: So, what do you fascist cucks want to know?
- Pun-Based Title: Its a Nerf gun that nerfs the target given the user's views.
- You're Insane!: Kektagon to his interrogator, who offhandedly mentioned they tested his gun's properties on people.
SCP-3110 - One Man's Trash...
- Complete-the-Quote Title: "... is another man's treasure."
- Teleportation: It's a garbage disposal unit that teleports a valuable item placed within it to a crevice in the vicinity of a random person within a two-kilometer radius.
SCP-3114 - Wouldn't It Be Chilly?
- Ax-Crazy: Subverted. It attacks and kills humans whenever it sees them, but it's not doing it just because it can...
- Blue and Orange Morality: Evidently doesn't understand that killing people to take their skin isn't the best way to alleviate the whole "not having skin" thing.
- Complete-the-Quote Title: "Wouldn't it be chilly without any skin?"
- Dem Bones: It's a living, animate human skeleton.
- Flayed Alive: Subverted. It kills its victims before skinning them.
- Pet the Dog: Literally! When introduced to a border collie, it played with it and the two had a great time. The SCP actually seemed to become depressed when the border collie left.
- Tragic Monster: Far from being just a mindless, bloodthirsty abomination, it appears to be incredibly lonely and hopeful that having skin will remedy this. When it manages to put on some skin that fits its body perfectly and then is given a human to interact with, its response is to try and communicate with him rather than kill him.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It starts out as standard nightmare fuel, but it turns out to be a creature that just desperately wants to be accepted.
SCP-3117 - A Monster-Shaped Hole
- Eldritch Abomination: Played with; the SCP item isn't exactly a monster, in that it doesn't properly exist. Rather, it's essentially the suggestion of something like this. Doesn't stop it from somehow killing you, though.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The article ends with the former GOC operative warning the reader not to think about SCP-3117, as doing so will only make you more vulnerable to it.
- Mind Screw: The true nature of the anomaly is an absolute brain-twister, and trying to understand it just makes you more likely to be killed by it.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Invoked; the creepy images and video make the user think about what it could possibly mean, which is exactly the wrong thing to do in this case.
- The Un-Reveal: The image at the top of the page, featuring what appears to be a mutilated corpse, gets absolutely no explanation other than possibly being one of the images which can trigger SCP-3117's attention.
- Wham Line: An absolutely chilling one at the end of the article. The former GOC operative gives a warning that "she has found you", and seemingly cautious the interviewer not to try to find out anything more about the anomaly. When the interviewer protests that they don't understand, the operative delivers the five most terrifying words in the article:
- Your Mind Makes It Real: The true nature of the anomaly: it doesn't properly exist, but by studying materials related to to the anomaly- seemingly including the SCP Foundation document- you make yourself vulnerable to it. Somehow.
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.
- 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.
- Humanoid Abomination: What those possessed by it become. They don't actually look any different, but they cannot be recognized as humans.
- 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).
SCP-3127 - Nineteen Year Old Jessica Lambert And A Female Pig Of Abnormal Size, Forever
- And I Must Scream: Her current form has her in this state, being a building size pig who can only vocalize her confusion with binary pauses between her screams.
- Body Horror: Gets progressively worse as the Moccus Events go on, highlights include a Jessica Lambert with her internal organs full of piglets, a pig whose internal organs are full of screaming Jessica Lamberts, and a cross between Jessica Lambert and a pig.
- The Empath: What the Foundation initially thought Jessica Lambert was. With her touch making others feel the same emotions as her for a limited time. Unfortunately the foundation learns that she is something far more dangerous.
- Loss of Identity: The SCP eventually has this crisis, not knowing any more whether she is Jessica Lambert or a female pig.
- Serial Escalation: What the SCP's existence generally boils down to, with a repeating cycle of having a Moccus Event, turning into an escalating reversal of what she was previously, and her new scream turning the personal around it into what it was previously. The ending of the article implies that yet another Moccus Event is about to happen.
- Tragic Monster: The SCP is entirely aware of her situation and becomes increasingly confused about what is going on and who exactly she is.
SCP-3130 - The Princess and Her Bodyguards Walk Alone
- Reality Warper: When SCP-3130 (a 21-year-old woman) wished to do anything, she would manifest two entities nearby, which were capable of changing reality to do her bidding.
SCP-3143 - Murphy Law in The Foundation Always Rings Twice!
- 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.
- Crossover: Just like in the first SCP Murphey appeared in, SCP-423 ("Fred") has a cameo: the Task Force stated to be tracking Murphey is MTF Iota-10 ("Damn Freds"). The real Iota-10 is nicknamed "Damn Feds"
- Deconstruction: A double-whammy. First, Dr. Thaum contains SCP-3143 by pointing out that his narratives are too heroic and simple to pass for proper Film Noir. Then Murphy breaks free by reinterpreting the Foundation's motives and pointing out that they're far more horror than sci-fi.
- 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.
- Gonna Need More X:Murphy Law: If there's one thing the Foundation is good at, it's tying up loose ends. I knew it was just a matter of time before the lab-coats tried to shove me in a box. But if they wanted to contain me, they were gonna need a bigger box.
- 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.
- Hand Cannon: Murphy Law's .44 Magnum.
- Hardboiled Detective: Murphy Law, of course.
- Ironic Echo:[As Dr. Thaum is deconstructing SCP-3143:]
Dr. Thaum: You're just fantasy escapism dressed up in a suit, a hat, and a drinking habit.
[Later, as Murphy Law deconstructs Dr. Thaum:]
Murphy Law: Sorry to break it to you, doc. But you're just a spooky ghost story dressed up in a lab-coat, glasses, and a funny little accent.
- Painting the Medium: The interview starts off in screenplay format, but transitions to normal SCP document formatting as Dr. Thaum takes control of the narrative. Then it transitions right back, as Murphy Law turns the tables on his captor.
- Private Eye Monologue: Provided by Murphy Law, of course.Murphy Law: (narrating) If he thought I didn't have the moxie to plug him full of lead, then he had another thing coming. Specifically, a whole lot of lead.
- Punny Name: Murphy Law (based on "Murphy's law"). Dr. Thaum even calls him out for having a name "based on an absurdly contrived pun."
- Nested Story Reveal: Dr. Thaum and the whole Pataphysics Department are completely fictional. The interview logs are just stories that a Foundation researcher wrote to trap Murphy Law.
- Nice Hat: Murphy Law's "trademark trilby hat".
- Noir Episode: Murphy Law warps everything around him into a Film Noir narrative.
- Not So Different: Murphy Law's "The Reason You Suck" Speech back to Dr. Thaum is essentially pointing out that Thaum — and the entire SCP Foundation — is ultimately just as made-up and fictional as he is. And while Murphy Law is indeed a pretty cliched example of a Film Noir gumshoe, neither Thaum nor the Foundation are without their own cliches...
- 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.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Dr. Thaum takes a certain amount of nasty pleasure in deconstructing Murphy Law as a cliched, hacky Film Noir gumshoe stereotype who doesn't even properly adhere to the rules of his genre, and also rather brutally dismisses his stories as "fairly awful" to his creator's face. Murphy Law turns it right back by denouncing Thaum — and by extension the entire SCP Foundation — as a cheap gimmick to try and dress up a bunch of horror stories with a thin veneer of scientific credibility, and accuses them of trying to suppress and squash other stories purely out of a misguided sense of superiority.
- Sequel Episode: This entry is a direct followup to the events shown in SCP-3043.
- 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.
SCP-3148 - Tranquility
- Alternate Universe: Iterations 1 through 5 of SCP-3148 take place in the universe that SCP-3148 defeated. The article proper occurs in baseline reality, where, after the Foundation discovers the SCP-format documentation on SCP-3148-1, elects to just seal the SSD up and forget about it.
- Badass Boast: SCP-3148 writes a poem insulting the Foundation for losing to them in the first place. While it reeks of narcissism, some merit should probably be given for the decent writing put into it.
- The Chessmaster: SCP-3148 infects the Overseers and slowly strings along events until the Keter-level containment protocol is abolished, and upgrades itself to Thaumiel and disseminates its effects across the world.
- Cultured Badass: As eldritch, heinous, and sociopathic as SCP-3148 is, it's fully capable of writing good poetry, something that takes quite a bit of culturing to do.
- Eldritch Abomination: SCP-3148 is an infohazardous entity that transcends multiversal boundaries, picking off random universes for fun by scaring its inhabitants into destroying themselves.
- Historical In-Joke: The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by SCP-3148 infection.
- It Amused Me: Why SCP-3148 destroys the worlds it comes across. Nothing more, nothing less.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Let's not dance around the issue - it's a wonder the world of the SCP Foundation is still alive by now. With nearly 4000 recorded anomalies in containment, many of them world-ending, and plenty of normal weapons that could easily destroy the world, it almost makes SCP-3148 rather sympathetic... until you realize that it destroyed the parallel universe because It Amused Me.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After destroying what is implied to be countless parallel worlds through paranoia and deception, SCP-3148's regime bites it when it gets stuck in an SSD which the Foundation elects to lock up after discovering its contents.
- Logical Weakness: SCP-3148 may be an extradimensional entity and the chessmaster of apocalyptic scenarios, but it's still just a Sealed Evil in a Can. The Foundation in baseline reality just takes the SSD containing it (along with an unlimited-energy battery that happened to be blasted with it) and throws it in a box.
- Red Herring: SCP-3148-2 has nothing to do with the anomaly on its own. It's merely a Foundation-built device that somehow got flung into baseline reality with the SSD that SCP-3148 itself is currently rotting in.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Intentionally presents itself initially sealed in some form of information involving war in the hopes that human curiosity will allow it to become unsealed and spread. However, knowing exactly that opens up the option of just letting it rot in complete isolation, i.e. its containment protocols.
- The Sociopath: SCP-3148 uses the universes it has access to for its own amusement, deluding and then destroying them just because it's fun.
- Technology Is Evil: Zig-zagged. While SCP-3148 uses modern technology in its films, it's not what scares its victims into becoming unhealthily paranoid about the apocalypse - that's just its own abilities at work. However, modern technology, especially nukes, is what is used to bring about the world's end for whoever unseals SCP-3148.
SCP-3166 - You Have No Idea How Alone You Are, Garfield
- Animalistic Abomination: SCP-3166 is an entity that looks like a crude Garfield costume... stuffed with lasagna, of course.
- Berserk Button:Known targets of SCP-3166 have included:
- Cats Are Mean: It hisses and growls like an actual cat, throws things out of spite like Garfield, and force feeds its insides like an unholy creation.
- Crafted From Animals: The costume is made of "legitimate cat fur". The trope goes the same for the lasagna too.
- Delicious Distraction: The agents tasked to handle SCP-3166 manifestations carry frozen lasagna on them to lure the entity away from anyone it starts batting and clawing at.
- Human Resources: The meat in SCP-3166's lasagna has been identified as a genetic match to Jim Davis. Occasionally, Davis has been pestered by mosquitoes biting him during the nights prior to SCP-3166 manifestations.
- Let's Meet the Meat: It disembowels itself, shoving its lasagna organs into victims mouths. This treads into humanitarian territories, as the meat genetically matches Jim Davis.
- Real Event, Fictional Cause: SCP-3166s manifestations began with the publication of the infamous 1989 Halloween arc, but none of the employees can recall who illustrated that weeks comic strips.
- Refugee from TV Land: The Foundation theories this, assuming it to originate from the 10/23/1989 to 10/29/1989 comic issues.
SCP-3199 - Humanity, Refuted
- Bizarre Alien Reproduction: They can reproduce asexually and a single instance can vomit up eggs by themselves. When they vomit up their eggs they also leak a blood-like substance and emit a cry that sounds very similar to a human scream.
- Body Horror: The image shows SCP-3199 to be some sort of bald, naked chicken-man... thing, and to put it crudely, they vomit up huge, virtually indestructible eggs along with a blood-like corrosive substance. Worse yet, they scream during the whole process.
- Brown Note: A man interviewed had a bit of this effect after witnessing firsthand one of these instances giving birth with its human-like scream. Ever since then whenever he hears his child cry he is instantly reminded of the abomination.
- Explosive Breeder:
- One individual always carries one egg in their stomach at a time to puke up later, so it's hard to truly eradicate the beasts.
- They can breed exponentially quickly, for example when an egg in containment hatched before the foundation could exterminate the newly hatched instance it already laid multiple more eggs. It is primarily for this reason why it was changed to a Keter class, as it would breed so quickly it could overwhelm the human population.
- Gone Horribly Right: Notes imply that the first instance of this SCP was from a person from the 70s who used a self transfiguration ritual to rise beyond his humanity.
- Humanoid Abomination: Has an elongated head and limbs. In addition it has a bloated chicken-like abdomen. It also has the ability to spit corrosive acid and vomit up eggs.
- Made of Indestructium: Whatever substance they seem to be made of, their eggs consist of nacre, enamel and an unknown carbon compound composed tightly in crystals, making them nearly impossible to destroy.
- Meaningful Name: Also doubles as Genius Bonus. At first it can be hard to understand it's nickname since it has nothing to do with humans. Its name comes from a class by Plato and Diogenes where Plato thought that humans would be described as "featherless, wingless bipeds" and Diogenes came into the class with a plucked chicken and declared "Behold, a man". Fitting since -3199 looks like what would happen if you plucked a chicken and stretched it to human proportions.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: Tissue samples taken from instances of SCP-3199 show traces of chicken and chimpanzee DNA in the beasts.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: One of the main reasons why these things are so dangerous is their eggs are extremely hard to destroy, meaning that once an instance starts laying eggs, more are certain to be born.
- Super Spit: What exactly it does is redacted but it is highly implied to hunt humans that are near its eggs by using an extremely corrosive spit that liquefies the victim's internal organs and bones.
- Absent Aliens: It's implied that in this particular universe, Earth is alone, or at least if there are aliens, there aren't many at all. But at least Earth is interesting, and that's what drives SCP-3201.SUMMARY OF UNIVERSE #139331920100933: It was mostly nothing. But there were some interesting parts.
- Aliens Speaking English: Played with. SCP-3201-4 can't speak human language, but the instance whose interest was pottery was able to write in Chinese. Eventually averted altogether when the Foundation decides to write a new trading language with SCP-3201 to help barter items.
- Arc Words: "We Archive," the motto of SCP-3201's organization.
- Artifact Collection Agency: SCP-3201 is a large extradimensional organization of beings posing as ball lightning, who want to collect interesting artifacts from various universes and put them in a museum to preserve their legacy, as all universes die off at some point. Humorously, the concept of "interesting" is apparently highly subjective among SCP-3201 instances, so while SCP-3201-25 is off collecting 3D fractal sculptures, SCP-3201-2 is collecting... boots.
- Call-Back: An internal example. In the final image, presumably propaganda for SCP-3201's organization, a turtle, a piece of pottery, a radio, and an icosahedron are visible. All of these items are the interests of some of the SCP-3201 instances the article focuses on.
- Dimensional Traveller: SCP-3201 instances hop from universe to universe to collect samples they're interested in. This leads to some confusion within the Foundation when SCP-3201-5 and -8 ask for objects from nearby universes that don't exist in ours.
- Energy Being: SCP-3201 instances are spherical beings made from luminous energy. Because of this, the Foundation has no trouble passing them off as something called ball lightning.
- Hammerspace: SCP-3201 instances can give samples of their requested objects to individuals to assist in identifying what it is they're looking for. The problem is, they're energy beings mistaken for ball lightning, so where do the samples come from?
SCP-3236 - All Those Fucking Ideas
- Erotic Dream: The machine allows its users to experience a dream where they are having sex with an abstract concept defined using the keyboard.
- Horsemen of the Apocalypse: A set of tests was done using their names as the commands, with a female D-class.
- Literal-Minded: When "1933" was input, the machine provided a girl with 1933 edges as the partner, instead of being set in the year 1933. "The year 1933" had to be provided as the input for that to happen."That girl had so many edges, I was scared I'd get cut!"
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The input concept for the Erotic Dream was: "The year 2387", resulting in the comment:"So. Many. Goats."
- Screw Yourself: No points for guessing what happens when you enter "Recursion."D-2526: Go fuck yourself too, doctor. You sick fuck.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: In the test under "Horsemen of the Apocalypse" above with the "War" command, the D-class had this to say: "I've never really been a fan of after-argument sex. Feels wrong to me."
- Take That!: To capitalism, in the test where "Capitalism" was the command used: "I don't remember anything about it other than the fact that I just got fucked."
- Three-Way Sex: Implied in the test with the "Two" command, where the D-class says: "I always wanted to try twins ".
SCP-3240 - The Bones of What You Believe
- Autocannibalism: Humans and animals infected with SCP-3240 will eat themselves. It also gives them a Healing Factor such that they survive eating nothing but themselves.
- Fantastic Racism: Those raised in SCP-3240 cults look down on those who don't engage in the autocannibalism they practice, referring to them as "Panling" and complaining they smell like plants.
- Fantastic Religious Weirdness: The cults centered on SCP-3240 have a variety of strange beliefs and rituals, such as first consumption.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: This effect by SCP-3240 is what makes the self-mutilation and consumption workable.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Foundation's containment of SCP-3240 results in anomalous levels of plant growth and herbivore reproduction.
- Take a Third Option: The object class is taking a sixth option. Instead of the normal Safe/Euclid/Keter or rarer Thaumiel/Apollyon, it is given a new object class (Hiemal) because containing it resulted in further anomalous phenomena occurring.
SCP-3281 - [REDACTED BY AARS538]
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: AARS538 is revealed in the end to have gone haywire, refusing to log drone deployments and the termination of Foundation staff, creating fake SCP-3281 instances, and worst of all, knowingly allowing an active instance to persist in the wild. It is impossible to terminate the system because it is already set up to destroy all data on SCP-3281 if compromised. Or not. According to Word of God, it is possible that the system's hijinks may actually be the best method of containing SCP-3281 somehow.
- Ambiguous Situation: Word of God has implied that AARS538 could be in the right somehow for its actions. How so is unknown.
- Brown Note: By thinking of a certain combination of mundane actions that just so happens to be an SCP-3281 strain, the person doing so will become compelled to do said actions. Refusing to do so for longer than 1-3 hours will fry their brain, and no one has survived past 43. Also, anyone who sees a strain in action for a certain period of time, or reads a full description of a strain, will become infected as well.
- Madness Mantra: SCP-3281-A-j compels its victim to write a redacted phrase all over every single phone booth in sight.
- Noodle Implements: Played for drama. All SCP-3281 strains are triggered by realizing a specific combination of mundane actions, with the most offending steps redacted by AARS538. They have to be dangerous, harmful, or anomalous, because SCP-3281 isn't a Keter for nothing.
- Red Herring: The Foundation discovers that several SCP-3281 strains are non-existent, being set up to be this by AARS538.
- Serial Escalation: The investigation report into AARS538 reveals a number of actions by the system that only get worse as they continue, going from being lazy about logs to almost if not actually deliberately manipulating data about SCP-3281.
- Spontaneous Combustion: SCP-3281-T-e compels its victim to head for an area with high population density, then combusts through unknown means. Anyone who sees the flame is infected, and the method that the victim uses to combust is unknown. This is what allows AARS538 to not redact any part of this particular strain's information.
- Stuff Blowing Up: AARS538 is set to detonate, destroying most data on SCP-3281, in the event of a malfunction.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: They believe this (ironic, given their rulers are often too fat to move). This gives the researchers an advantage over them, as they associate being able to subdue them and cause them harm (such as with bright lights) with nobility. One researcher quickly plays along, calling himself a King, and the SCP is only too happy to be cordial after that.
- Adipose Rex: "Emperor Maximilian the Great", the so-called King of Austria. So fat, in fact, that his flesh has grown around his crown, pressing it into his skin, and his interview document shows that he weighs an impossibly large 1.6 metric tons. He can't even move under his own power.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Naturally. These ones are cannibals and serial rapists.
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Or Leopold I was an amateur Sarkicist who used genetic engineering to make sure the bloodline kept growing.
- Blue Blood: They're descended from the Habsburgs, giving them some of the bluest blood you can have.
- Body Horror: The infamous "Habsburg Chin" is still alive and well with them, but they also have six rows of teeth, enamel growing over their skin, and generally asymmetrical features, not to mention what happens to their "meat".
- Cannibal Clan: Being locked in a vault and being influenced by Sarkicism will do that to you.
- Chest Burster: When SCP-3288 instances impregnate human women, the result is a brood of SCP-3288 babies that chew their way out of the womb, universally resulting in the mother's death.
- Eats Babies: The SCP-3288 clan beneath Vienna is shown eating a cauldron full of babies, which are implied to be their own.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The Sarkicist priestess who teaches Leopold I (which led to him creating SCP-3288) eventually has this reaction to himnote , even demanding that he end his rule and give his possessions to the common people. It doesn't end well for her.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Subverted, as Emperor Maximilian claims they do not eat humans but "vermin". As nobility, they consider the "peasants" they eat to be less than human.
- Mars Needs Women: As of 2016, SCP-3288 males have begun venturing to the surface and raping women in order to impregnate them with SCP-3288 babies. This is invariably fatal to the women in question, and the SCP-3288 rulers intend to exterminate and replace all humanity in this way: "The meek will beget the strong. The doomed will beget the chosen."
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Sixty of them, arranged into six rows, and each one is far larger than a normal human's.
- Royal Inbreeding: Practice this to an absurd degree, to the point where Parental Incest and BrotherSister Incest are the norm rather than the exception.
- The Social Darwinist: They believe themselves to be the race with the purest blood, and the "peasants" they prey upon to be subhumans. Their goal is to forcibly spread their bloodline, wiping out humanity and conquering the earth.SCP-3288-6971: Don't you see? The greedy will devour the charitable, the merciless will ravage the peaceful, and the fornicaters will rape the chaste. We will make the world as perfect as us. We will all be aristocrats in the end.
- The Aristocrats: They're essentially a literal Aristocrats joke (hence the title) in SCP form, played horrifically instead of comedically.
- Weakened by the Light: Freak out at massively bright lights, to the point of becoming utterly submissive to whoever controls such lights.
- Would Hurt a Child: When preying upon the people of Vienna, they single out vulnerable people, which includes unattended children.
SCP-3300 - The Rain
- Hostile Weather: The rain marks the demise of the current populace of Clear Water and its replacement with new instances of SCP-3300-1.
- Kill and Replace: What the replacement of SCP-3300-1 entails. We get to read what happens from the perspective of the victims of this in the journal entries.
- Town with a Dark Secret: The town of Clear Water, Montana has all of its population replaced entirely once a year, during an anomalous downpour. Worse things happen during the rain as people bleed water and die into vapor and become a part of the rain until they're all replaced.
SCP-3309 - Where We Go When We Fade, Fade Away
- An Aesop: In conclusion: Zyn (uncharacteristically) becomes an Anti-Role Model telling the reader that if they love the world under S. Andrew Swann's proposal so dearly, then every last Foundation staff member written into it must be a human being with their own rights, no matter how ridiculous or bland they are.
- And I Must Scream: The fate of Adamo Smalls, deleted by Zyn (the user, not their OC) as a Gary Stu and tortured by the inability for them to recognize him as the man he actually is. To make matters worse, Zyn calls the vote to delete 3309, but will only open it up once Smalls can no longer be remembered by the community.
- Armor-Piercing Question: The article itself asks one with regards to the continued existence of the SCP Foundation under the narrative sandwich established by S. Andrew Swann's Proposal:Nobody truly remembers you but you. And so the question remains: are you worth remembering?
- Cassandra Truth: The fact that "Researcher Smalls" in the forum post is actually Adamo Smalls himself making contact with 001-SWN entities. He finds Zyn in 3309's discussion page, but they do not believe him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: SCP-3309 is the deletion process, which the Foundation weaponizes by defacing the articles of dangerous anomalies to trick the community into removing them. At the end of the article, the community's growing hatred for meta articles finally reaches a boiling point, and Zyn calls for 3309 itself to be deleted.
- This Loser Is You: SCP-3309's driving force, its inability to recognize all staff members as genuine human beings, its growing hatred for the clearly-necessary Pataphysics Department, and its ultimate undoing consist entirely of the Real Life userbase.
- Parody Sue: Adamo Smalls himself is a deliberate call out to oddly young, calm researchers that have plagued the Foundation since its inception, which is why Zyn deletes him.
- Reality Ensues: Mary Sue characters absolutely can exist in Real Life provided the most precise of circumstances fall into play. Unfortunately, the SCP Foundation is a writing project, where such characters are discouraged. When Adamo Smalls is inserted into SCP-3309 as the memeticist to consult, he is scrubbed from the records by 001-SWN entities (i.e. Real Life users), and finds himself in the site forums. While he can talk to at least one of those entities (Zyn), they don't believe them and in fact alter the deletion process to further torture him, only allowing voting to start once Smalls is truly removed from memory.
- You Bastard!: The article's ending is essentially a vicious mockery of the community, because as 001-SWN entities, deletion of anything other than an anomaly (e.g. the fate of Adamo Smalls and what many would like to do to articles under jurisdiction of the Pataphysics Department) would basically be a crime against humanity.
SCP-3312 - OwO what's this?
- Curbstomp Battle: Implied when a fully-infected Perry attacks the MTFs in the video log. It's unclear whether he actually injured or killed them, or just threw them into the bodily fluids all over the room.
- Deconstruction: Of the stereotypical furry fantasy about being completely childish in all mannerisms, which may extend to full-blown infantilism. Fulfilling such a fantasy is not only harmful, but when combined with the obviously animalistic nature of Furry Fandom roleplaying, it quickly turns violent, with affected individuals unable to comprehend the wrongdoings of their actions.
- Irony: Victims in stage 5 of infection by SCP-3312 start assaulting olliefox - who created the anomaly in the first place - for no discernible reason. Those in prior stages may or may not hate them for some reason, either.
- Meme Acknowledgement: The article briefly mentions affected individuals forming a political party, which subsequently debated on whether or not the "awoo" should be legalized. This is in reference to a common meme among dog enthusiasts.
- Never My Fault: Olliefox is so full of themselves and believes they're doing nothing wrong, even though they're brainwashing people into becoming furries with the minds of children. When the other ATF members start turning against them, they sic SCP-3312 on the chatroom which ends with Perry attacking an MTF squadron
- No-Sell: Pre-existing furries are completely immune to its effects - something Apply the Future is not.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: The ATF members imply SCP-3312 was created to help Ollie sell some merchandise. When it gets out of hand, Ollie becomes increasingly malevolent in their actions, giving up their benevolence forever.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Ollie hits their breaking point with ATF constantly calling them out on their bullshit, they post a picture of SCP-3312 media in the chatroom. It infects everyone and turns Perry especially into a Psychopathic Manchild.
SCP-3323 - R35urr3c710n
- Big Brother Instinct: Christian McMichaels (PoI-668) is willing to do anything to get his sister back.
- Fun with Acronyms: According to Christian McMichaels, "Lyves" stands for "Longetivity, Youth and Vitality Endowment Services".
- L33t L1ng0: The title clearly stands for "Resurrection".
- Talking Down the Suicidal: Christian attempts to do this with anyone about to commit suicide and has a smartphone with them.
SCP-3326 - On May 3rd 2005, Dr. Tobias Scranton died in a car accident in 1964
- Make Wrong What Once Went Right: In 2005, a reality warper went back in time to kill Scranton in 1964. The only reason the Foundation know this is because the reality anchors they already had working still exist.
- No-Sell: The reality anchors are immune to all reality warping. Even going back in time to make sure they were never invented didn't work.
- Ripple Effect Indicator: The field of effect of the reality anchors is even immune to all temporal shenanigans. That's the only reason the Foundation know that not only was their inventor stopped from creating them, the laws of physics were changed to make inventing them again impossible.
SCP-3333 - Tower
- SCP-3333 was rewritten in June of 2018. Tropes present in both versions include:
- Eldritch Abomination: Strange winged blob creatures inhabit the alternate versions of the outpost and try to assimilate any person that enter inside.
- Eldritch Location: The outposts' ladders lead to identical versions of itself until the top, a dark place with random versions of the outpost and, according to anyone who reached it (they're lying), a mount surrounded by fire. Also, it is the home to a group of blob creatures in the original version and a group of fox demons in the rewrite.
- Tropes present prior to the rewrite include:
- The Assimilator: The entities assimilate the staff that have entered the outpost without any suspicion for a long time.
- Body Horror: Some of the assimilated humans have a decaying skin.
- Blob Monster: SCP-3333-1, the creatures living inside SCP-3333 are large winged masses with long appendages to absorb their hosts' internal organs.
- Tropes present following the rewrite include:
- Animalistic Abomination: The MTF encounters a fox creature with a humanlike body before being killed. The supervising researcher, on the other hand is killed by a burning fox-like creature with a stretched-out body and a Skull for a Head.
- Fantastic Foxes: Everyone who goes into the lookout encounter hostile and apparently shapeshifting fox creatures instead of the parasites from the original.
- Kill and Replace: The MTF is replaced by the fox creatures which proceed to sabotage the outpost and escape into the world. One tries to do so with Specialist 0, but the supervising researcher isn't fooled. She encounters it while escaping from more of the creatures below.
- Kill It with Fire: The fate of anyone who enters the other worlds' lookouts.
SCP-3344 - Mourning Son
- Unperson: Anyone who comes into contact with the SCP's father believes the SCP to be dead, and do not interact with him in any meaningful way.
SCP-3355 - St. Nick
- The Anti-Nihilist: As he puts it,SCP-3355: "Dickens wrote once that No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another, and heres the fucking deal: I may very well just be a brain in a box. I know that this existence Im experiencing is simulated, and that its probably going to be short and mean and then Ill probably die. And I might not be able to help all of them, and there will still be kids out there that suffer and experience all the pain and sorrow the world shoves onto them. But fuck, Im still a soldier. I still have to try. Its fucking Christmas."
- Benevolent A.I.: He started out as a population management system (An AI designed to help evacuating civilians in case of a catastrophic event), now he sends gifts to poor kids on Christmas.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Population management system N1-CK became St. Nick deliver of gifts to poor children
SCP-3393 - For Your Eyes Only
- Easy Amnesia: Any information regarding SCP-3393 is immediately rendered illegible or forgotten, and can only be remembered through powerful mnestic drugs.
- Painting the Fourth Wall: A subtle and clever instance: The Special Containment Procedures are put at the end of the document because they give away that the document is intended to distract SCP-3393 before Eta-10 seals off their means of escape.
- Schmuck Bait: The entire document is this for SCP-3393, who obsessively consumes information about themselves.
- Second-Person Narration: The document specifically addresses the reader as the anomaly it's trying to contain.
SCP-3413 - Irwin Shrugged
- Ambiguous Situation: It's never specified whether it's Safari Dave himself causing the changes in reality or if it's his son, being that his son is the one who invents these changes in the first place. The interview presents a third possibility; that it's the filming crew taking pity on Dave or screwing with him, being that they all maintain the idea that sun bears aren't actually real, even after witnessing them personally.
SCP-3434 - ...And We'd Rather Remain in Darkness
- Call-Back: Several of the E-3434 instances interviewed mention events that occurred in tales present on the site and one is implied to be the person SCP-343 removed from existence for doubting him. Also to the Foundation/MTF motto "We die in the darkness so you can live in the light" which was on the 3000 Horror Contest page and twisted into "He sews kindhearted sin contagiously. Think evil."
- Death Is Cheap: Averted for Foundation personnel, as they retain the trauma from their experiences even after they are reborn.
- Reality Ensues: SCP-3434 is characterized by the fetus attempting to prevent itself from being born. They fail over 90% of the time because they are still physically newborns.
- Reincarnation: The root of SCP-3434. It's revealed that every affected infant has memories of their previous lives; more specifically, their deaths.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: SCP-3434-affected children can speak and retain full memories of how it was they died.
SCP-3440 - The Marvellously Macabre Mechanical Marionette Matinee
- A Taste of Their Own Medicine: The monstrously evil Herman Fuller was subjected to the same terrible fate that he subjected many of his performers to.
- And I Must Scream: It's implied that anyone turned into a marionette for the Matinee is still conscious, including Fuller, who damn well deserved it.
- Dead Guy Puppet: The SCP is a marionette theatre that uses prepared corpses as its puppets, sending electro-thaumic waves through metallic strings to make them perform. Shows are programmed into giant wax cylinders like a player piano.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The SCP, in its reported state, is a result of Icky and Manny leading an uprising against Fuller - and winning. The battle itself isn't described anywhere on the site, but the lead-in is depicted in "There Are No Strings on Me".
- People Puppets: All the puppets in the theatre were presumably created from still-living performers.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The SCP was upgraded from Safe to Euclid due to Fuller's consciousness showing through at times.
- Villain Song: Icky and Manny programmed Fuller's corpse to perform one in their personalized show cylinder.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The intended purpose of the Matinee - Fuller would turn rebellious performers into corpse-puppets to keep them obedient forever.
SCP-3443 - Placeholder
- Brown Note: Trying to think that it exists results in things ranging from Laser-Guided Amnesia to K-class scenarios.
- Mind Screw: Invoked Trope. It's always considered non-existent and the Foundation asserts that knowledge of it is hypothetical and yet they try to eliminate instances of it. Keep in mind, that is how it's "contained".
- Recursive Reality: The message from the Anti-Memetics Division doctor at the end describes dealing with examples of SCP-3443 as "On the off chance any SCP-3443 does exist, it's probably helping us against that too."
SCP-3456 - The Orcadian Horsemen
- Body Horror: Has transparent skin, making its muscles and fat completely visible.
- Cannot Cross Running Water: One of 3456's few weaknesses.
- Creepily Long Arms: Their arm-span is twice their height, causing them to drag along the ground when a 3456 entity moves.
- Don't Look at Me!: It is strongly advised to avoid looking at an instance directly as they have an ability to detect exactly where a human looking at them is.
- Hellish Horse / Our Giants Are Different: Their appearance is essentially a towering horse with one or more equally scaled human-like upper bodies attached. The article itself is based off of the Nuckelavee and in-universe the Foundation uses this myth to hide 3456's true nature.
- Human All Along: The final part of incident log I-3456-032 implies that 3456 are actually made from humans.
- It Can Think: Instances can use intelligent hunting tactics to lure out and trap its prey. In addition they seem to take some sadistic satisfaction over the torture they cause to their victims.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Instances are capable of extremely high pitched screams, registered at 110 decibels.
- Person of Mass Destruction: They are capable of causing massive collateral damage in their hunt for their prey. The Foundation often has to write off their attacks as the aftermath of wars or natural disasters.
- Slasher Smile: Survivors report instances smiling at them before demanifesting.
- Super-Persistent Predator: Once it finds a target to hunt there is no stopping it. Even the above mentioned weakness is only a temporary measure as SCP-3456 will manifest again as soon as the victim is away from the running water.
- Villain Teleportation: It can manifest and demanifest at will with no way to detect it. Because of this it essentially can't be contained.
- Wolverine Claws: They have large sharp bone digits in place of fingers.
SCP-3470 - Harry Potter's Revenge
- Cool Car: It's a turquoise Ford Anglia 105E. The second one is the same car in black.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: The driver initially puts out its hand to make driving signals, but when going in for the kill it turns it around to reveal two functioning human eyeballs on its palm.
- Expy: It's noted by the team sent to investigate its "nest" to be visually the same as the Weasley's flying car.
- The Faceless: The driver of the car's face is noted to always be obscured by fog on the windshield.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Despite all of the Foundation's resources, we never do get to know how 3470 eats it's prey.
- Wham Line: When the team sent to investigate it's nest is confronted by the car upon collecting some of it's eggs, one noticeable feature causes an Oh, Crap! reaction from one of the members.L3: SCP-3470 is supposed to be, uh, turquoise, right? That one was black.
SCP-3500 - Instructions Unclear, Got Dick Stuck in Canon
- Author Avatar: The anomaly affects several Foundation personnel who are these to their authors, causing said authors' personal work to spill out (or collapse inward, rather) into their world as a large amount of clones. This is because the authors involved have cranked out a ton of SCPs, which is putting strain on the Foundation universe.
- Didn't Think This Through: A complete unifying of all Foundation narratives would be a complete and utter chaotic mess. The Foundation only realizes this when it's too late and the damage is already done.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Foundation's attempt to take the matter of fixing the "there is no canon" issue in their world into their own hands led to catastrophic damages to their layer of the multiverse.
- No Fourth Wall: Part of the Operation OverMeta canon, where the Foundation acknowledges their existence as fictional entities in a multiverse of fictional narratives, below their authors. There are also many, many references to actual site procedure, such as the Grand Crosslinking, the Series 4 page, the 3000 contest, and the authors themselves in relation to S. Andrew Swann's SCP-001 proposal and their characters. In addition, SCP-3500 is the result of the Grand Crosslinking and prolific authors putting extreme stress on the Foundation's layer of the narrative multiverse, and to prevent reality from converging into a cesspool of chaos, the Foundation has resorted to manipulating the authors to avoid crosslinking, while targeting Roget (the author) specifically.
SCP-3512 - The More You Know
- Alien Geometries: SCP-3512-2 goes into bizarre detail on strange shapes and specific architectural landmarks that supposedly have power. The exploration log details attempts to search a strange cavern running beneath the Sagrada Familia that is no longer there when the Foundation sends in a MTF.
- Ambiguous Situation: Agent Rey disappears during the investigation of the caverns, and he seems like a bit of a playboy himself. The author intended for the reader to be unsure if he was involved in SCP-3512, and if so how much he knew.
- And I Must Scream: Chillingly averted: women affected by the anomalous effect do occasionally break out of their Death of Personality to scream... at first. In time, the original personality completely fades away, replace with nothing but a frivolous sex doll.
- Arc Number: Both five, being a Fifthist-related article, and twelve, which is heavily prominent in SCP-3512-2, which has every chapter after 12 also listed as chapter 12.What is a twelve? Nothing but a hollow shell for fives to hide in.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Neither of the users of SCP-3512 are caught, the printing presses fabricating more SCP-3512-2 are not found, and the mutated person under the Basilica turns Agent Cooper into a Sex Slave, then immediately discards her in a cistern full of other women, living and dead, the moment he finishes having sex with her. Though, at the same time, these men have exchanged everything about themselves for an existence that is ultimately emotionally empty and they're implied to be quite miserable, so Was It Really Worth It? is in effect.
- Death of Personality: To quote the article:"Women affected by SCP-3512 score extremely highly on NEO-PI-R measures for openness, extraversion and agreeableness. This is the case regardless of previous personality indicators, and affected women do not appear to be aware of such changes. The behaviour of affected women is characterised by high sociability and lack of inhibition, punctuated by prolonged bouts of uncontrollable screaming. The incidence and duration of screaming has been observed to decline over a 4-5 month period. Other personality changes appear to be permanent."
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Directly invoked. SCP-3512-2 is a pick-up artist self-help book created by a Fifthist, and it maintains the same tone as one even as it describes traditional Fifthist gobbledygook. And the process it details involves performing black magic, heavily implied Human Sacrifice and "harvesting" Human Resources from one's own family, and finally literally mutilating oneself out of human shape for the power to make women into Sex Slaves, just as disciples of non-anomalous pickup artists are asked to completely refashion their morals and personality to learn to seduce women. Furthermore, just like most pickup artists, they ultimately find the process completely empty, tiring of and discarding the women they affect in this way. Also, the author of SCP-3512-2 goes by the name Enigma. Though, if the creepy and unseen figure beneath the Basilica is the author, he might have little in common with his obvious namesake.
- Evil Is Visceral: SCP-3512-1 instances need adipose tissue to form, with pork fat being an inferior substitute for human. Beneath the Basilica, the agents find a literal river of half-molten human fat for the fabrication of SCP-3512-1.
- Fingore: One of the last steps detailed in SCP-3512-2 involves snapping off one's own pinkie. The only part of a figure implied to have undergone the ritual to a very high level to be seen in a camera is a hand, covered in raw cuts from which seven additional fingers protrude (for a total of twelve), all of them mobile.
- Human Resources: SCP-3512-2 implies this heavily when it all-but states that pork fat is an inferior substitute to the usual ingredients in SCP-3512-1, then becomes less subtle when it talks about how a previous step was to tie up one's family to "harvest" for ingredients. The river of human fat, bundles of fingers, the countless fingers stitched onto the figure beneath the Basilica, and the cistern full of freshly-abandoned sex slaves and the corpses of less-fresh ones that are implied to be ground up into more fat all paint a pretty horrific portrait.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Large amounts of information are deliberately withheld from the reader, so that the horror and paranoia of the situation can really sink in. In particular, there are no interview logs with women infected by SCP-3512, the nature of SCP-3512-2's distribution is never established, and we never get a good look at the person under the Basilica who has undergone the advanced stages of the process described by SCP-3512-2.
- Puppeteer Parasite: SCP-3512-1 instances are implied, by the SCP-3512-2 passages on creating and controlling them, to crawl into sleeping women's mouths and down their throats to subject them to SCP-3512.
- Orifice Invasion: Implied. When SCP-3512-2 details creating and directing SCP-3512-1 instances, it advises the reader to imagine the mouth and throat of their "intended," before it scurries away.
- Quest for Sex: How much are you willing to give up to get laid?
- Religion of Evil: In the lair of whoever's under the Basilica, there's a fresco of the Virgin Mary, pregnant and chained to a star-shaped rack, while smoke pours from a pipe in her neck. This obviously invokes the MadonnaWhore Complex.
- Sensei for Scoundrels: Enigma is a super-dark version that teaches some super-dark things, given he's literally teaching pickup artists how to mind-control women.
- Sex Slave: Played with. Ultimately, the pliant sex-dolls practitioners turn women into don't emotionally satisfy them, so they don't bother keeping them around. What's implied to be a very advanced one who captures a Foundation agent and subjects her to SCP-3512 has sex with her, then immediately drags her to a cistern with many other similarly-affected women and the corpses of former victims at the bottom and throws her down when he's done, abandoning her to die in the dark. The author states that this is a deliberate intended parallel with the attitudes of real-life pickup artists, who don't want to admit that they have emotional needs that constant sex with easily-seduced women won't satisfy, and so never keep up any kind of long-term relationship, figuratively throwing women away.
- Significant Anagram: Every chapter title in SCP-3512-2 is an anagram of the book's title, and the final chapter is nothing but a list of said anagrams arranged in bizarre geometries.
- Swiss Army Appendage: Downplayed. SCP-3512-1 can apparently be built with limbs designed to undo locks or otherwise get around security measures, but SCP-3512-2 points out doing so makes them harder to sculpt.
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: SCP-3512-2 is one. Although written in the style of a sleazy pick-up artist self-help book, by chapter twelve (which then repeats) it's detailing not ways to alter one's mindset or attitude, but manipulating Alien Geometries and horrifying rituals to seduce women. The one recovered by agents during the investigation is in pre-publishing, but in the vanishing caverns under the Basilica, they find three massive printing presses chugging away without power, fabricating it in huge quantities...
SCP-3519 - These Quiet Days
- After the End: By the end of the article, there's only one known survivor.
- Downer Ending: SCP-3519 is neutralized only because March 5th has passed and now there's nobody left alive for it to affect.
- Driven to Suicide: Being affected by SCP-3519 results in people suffering this fate to avoid the apocalypse they believe awaits on March 5th. Nearly everyone on Earth has killed themselves by March 5th.
- Meaningful Name: Or number in this case. SCP-3519 is the belief the world will end on March 5th, 2019. Or 3/5/19 according to normal methods of writing the date in the United States.
- Next Sunday A.D.: The setting of the article. Justified by the fact that SCP-3519 causes an apocalypse, which would make setting it in the immediate present impractical.
- Only Sane Man:
- Neil deGrasse Tyson is the only person in the interview excerpt who isn't fully convinced of SCP-3519's plausibility.
- Rory Jones, the lone confirmed survivor, may also qualify. That is, assuming choosing to live as the last person on Earth qualifies as "sane."
- Prophecy Twist: SCP-3519 takes the form of a memetic plague that convinces those affected an apocalyptic event will occur on March 5th, 2019. There is no sign of any apocalyptic event on that date except for the near-total demise of humanity as a result of SCP-3519-induced mass suicides.
- Real-Person Fic: Anderson Cooper, Kellyanne Conway and Neil deGrasse Tyson all appear in an interview excerpt included in the article. Donald Trump is also alluded to via a tweet about the apocalypse but is never identified by name. Pope Francis also appears, if only for the Global Occult Coalition to forcibly sequester him so he can't absolve those who kill themselves because of SCP-3519 in an attempt to prevent further suicides.
- Civilized Animal: They are capable of using tools and utilizing fire as a source of warmth.
- Immortality: SCP-3602-A instances are immortal.
- Outliving One's Offspring: SCP-3602-B instances are the children of the SCP-3602-A instances, but unlike them are mortal, having similar lifespans to ordinary golden snub-nosed monkeys.
- Self-Immolation: SCP-3602-A-9 attempted to do this to herself, but failed due to her immortality.
- Talking Animal: They can talk, preferring to use Mandarin.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: This is SCP-3602-A-9's reasoning for trying to kill herself; she feels bitter about having to live like the animal she once was after challenging the gods.
SCP-3607 - Residence Evil
- Bigger on the Inside: The SCP is a two-story house; however, Devin ████'s bedroom contains a space that is much larger than normally possible.
- Gravity Screw: The spatial anomaly in Devin's bedroom also affects its gravity.
- Shout-Out: The name is a nod to Resident Evil.
SCP-3634 - In Vino Veritas
- In Vino Veritas: A literal case; anyone who drinks alcohol from a container opened with the SCP becomes compelled to tell the truth and do things they would normally not do.
SCP-3654 - WarTime
- Alternate History: 3654 is an American WWII motor torpedo boat that was from a universe where an Allied invasion of mainland Japan (the aborted Operation Typhoon in our timeline) occurred, but...something went terribly wrong. See Noodle Incident below.
- Due to the Dead: At one point, 3654 returned with one of its bunks cleared out save for a soldier's picture, bottles of alcohol, and wilted flowers as a makeshift memorial.
- Noodle Incident: One of the biggest themes to this SCP is that it is never explained just what is happening to it. Every time it returns produces a new one, such as:
- The first time it appeared, it was found covered in makeshift camouflage and contained a pile of partially burnt calendar pages and various destroyed timepieces.
- A makeshift memorial on one of the bunks.
- A sundial being built on the deck, apparently in an attempt to track time. A later instance shows the sundial partially dismantled, with the pieces stuffed under another bunk.
- Several of the crewmen moving their quarters closer to the engine room, with a chalk line drawn halfway between the engine room and the remaining bunks.
- Someone ransacked the captain's quarters, apparently to locate and destroy a single pocket watch.
- Signs of a crude barricade erected in front of one of the cargo holds. The only anomalous thing found inside was a calendar with multiple dates crossed out.
- Various shrines and pyres being erected all over 3654.
- The entire interior of 3654 becoming covered in drawings of clocks and more of the Starfish Language.
- 3654 finally being located scuttled in a cove, with a large blood stain on the center of the deck.
- Reality Is Out For Lunch: The universe that 3654 came from appears to have underwent a Time Crash of some sort (see below) and as such it phases between this universe and its originals, and whatever is going on there, it isn't good for its inhabitants.
- Sanity Slippage: Not as apparent, but with each iteration the crew seems to be going more and more over the edge. They at first seem to try to communicate with the Foundation, and even successfully request supplies, but as 3654 keeps re-appearing, the crew seems to become more and more divided, and at least one crew member appears to have been shot at by another and had to barricade themselves in a cargo room. The final appearance shows what seems to be a Kill Em All situation, with the ship scuttled and a large blood stain on the deck indicating that all, or most of the crew, killed themselves or were killed by an outside force.
- Starfish Language: While the Foundation have determined that 3654 was crewed by human Americans, their language at this point is as yet undecipherable, though they are able to crudely communicate with the Foundation through simple sketches.
- Time Crash: One thing for certain about 3654 is that, wherever it is from, something is seriously wrong with the flow of time there.
SCP-3670 - Dreamed Corn
- Berserk Button: Don't specifically ask for "something that isn't creamed corn". It will just give you a bowl of bitter-tasting creamed corn.
- Cute Owl: It's an owl-shaped throw pillow that attempts to grant your wishes when you go to sleep with your head on it. The key word being "attempts".
- Make a Wish: It attempts to grant the user's wishes, but everything it gives you involves creamed corn. Wish for breakfast? A bowl of creamed corn. Twenty dollars? A bill soaked in creamed corn. A car? It fills the gas tank of your car with creamed corn. Kill SCP-682? See See Post-Breach Report: Structural Integrity of Site-19's Interior Following Corn Manifestation Incident.
- Noodle Incident: The Foundation tried to use it to kill SCP-682. Whatever it did, it involved a lot of creamed corn.
- Single-Issue Wonk: For some reason, this thing is obsessed with creamed corn.
- Combat Tentacles: SCP-3700-2 has 13 retractable octopus tentacles across its body.
- Eye Beams: Two of SCP-3700-1's eyes can shoot lasers of gamma radiation.
- Gentle Giant: Despite SCP-3700-1's freaky appearance, it is not hostile unless SCP-3700-2, who is hostile, shows up.
- Horsemen of the Apocalypse: SCP-3700-2 can vomit up SCP-3456 instances, which are centaur-like entities themed after the Horsemen.
- Kaiju: SCP-3700-1 is a friendly but enormous and deadly arthropod six kilometers in length, with claws, clubs, and Eye Beams. SCP-3700-2 is a giant and very angry pelican eel which can control the weather, breathe fire, and has 13 retractable Combat Tentacles.
- Killed Off for Real: At the end of the most recent recorded battle, both SCP-3700 instances die to each other's attacks. However, the MTF deployed to the containment area notices that it isn't over just yet...
- Sequel Hook: More like "Supplementary tale/new SCP hook," but when SCP-3700-1 and SCP-3700-2 are Killed Off for Real, the MTF monitoring them notices dangerous amounts of gamma radiation in the water, and something trying to contact the surface. However, command denies their requests to explore the waters beneath them, ending the SCP on a cliffhanger. Said sequel has now been released as SCP-4700.
- Take a Third Option: Like SCP-3240, SCP-3700 uses the Hiemal object class to indicate that containment of SCP-3700 can create new, entirely different anomalies unless handled correctly.
- Weather Manipulation: SCP-3700-2 can manipulate the weather in the area surrounding it to enter dangerous, harsh storm conditions, unless SCP-3700-1 beats it first.
SCP-3713 - All The World's A Stage
- The Musical: SCP-3713 turns the lives of random people into musical theater.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: SCP-3713 sounds pretty funny at first, but an event in Puerto Rico shows it's been targeting the traumatic memories of one specific individual...
- Performance Anxiety: SCP-3713 appears to stem from an "audience" interested in Camila Marquez, a Puerto Rican woman who suffered from stage fright as a child and was found injured in the woods near her school. Camila ends up so traumatized by her experiences with 3713 that she develops a fear of movies, theater, and the sun.
- Shout-Out: The titular phrase is taken from As You Like It.
SCP-3737 - Rainbow Bridge
- Another Dimension: The SCP is an interdimensional anomaly that manifests as a tropical island, and can only be accessed by SCP-3737-1 (the titular bridge).
- Back from the Dead: The SCP appears to have the pets of visitors that died when the visitors were children living on it.
SCP-3740 - God is Dumb
- Almighty Idiot: He's a god with enough control over the wind and weather to qualify as a Person of Mass Destruction, but he's not very bright.
- Blow You Away: He's the Assyrian god of air and has control over wind.
- The Ditz: 3740 is extremely gullible, to the point where the Foundation is able to convince him that they're his fellow gods with simple special FX.
- Person of Mass Destruction: His Weather Manipulation abilities enable him to wreak major havoc. If he wasn't so gullible, he'd be a major threat.
SCP-3755 - Guess How Many
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The caption for the page image says "This image is known to be able to induce SCP-3755-1."
- Meaningful Name: Or number in this case. The SCP number is 3755, and individuals affected by it are usually able to accurately say the number of items in a set of 755 similar items.
SCP-3774 - My Heart DEETs Faster For You
- Adorkable: Not normally a term one associates with mosquitoes, but SCP-3774-2432 tripping over her own words is nothing short of adorable.
- Bittersweet Ending: Leslie dies, and due to their defects, all other SCP-3774 specimens are exterminated. However, she implanted offspring in Merle before dying, and the Foundation not only let Merle keep his memories of her (only erasing the part where she's a mosquito and that they were only dating for a month) but also let the children grow up in a normal neighborhood.
- Cyborg: SCP-3774 are (predominantly female) mosquitoes outfitted with bio-mechanical augmentations.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Subverted; despite their DNA being 50% mosquito in origin, the offspring left behind by SCP-3774-2432/Leslie are biologically completely human.
- Interspecies Romance: Installment of the ability to imitate human voices led to SCP-3774 specimens becoming infatuated with any individual they bite. The bulk of the article is thus taken up by a romance between an ordinary human man and a cyborg mosquito.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Ultimately, SCP-3774 is still constrained by the average mosquito's lifespan, meaning that Leslie and Merle's romance only lasts for a month before ending in Leslie's death.
- Mr. Seahorse: As demonstrated by the dying Leslie, SCP-3774 instances can produce viable offspring with humans by implanting them into the human's body, where they begin to gestate.
- One-Gender Race: Invoked; the Foundation specifically made them produce offspring that are 90% female due to their blood-sucking capacity and longer lifespan.
- Someone to Remember Him By: Leslie lives just long enough to implant her offspring in Merle.
- Surveillance Drone: Mosquitoes outfitted for surveillance by the Foundation.
- You Are Number 6: 3774-2432 notes that she's only been known as "2432" all her life. Her mate thus gives her the name "Leslie" because she apparently sounds like the actress Leslie Caron.
SCP-3812 - The Higher Narrative
- Meta Fiction: The entry for it discusses the possibilities of beings so much higher in reality that they can be more or less considered gods by those below them and that those above them are their gods able to change the "narrative" of anything below them while crudely affecting their own "narrative". At one point one of the higher beings warps reality to apologize for its creation and claims it to be above both him and the being above him. He claims that he got in some serious trouble for making it by his superiors. It turns out that this being is the SCP's literal author in our world. The being above him is either the wiki or the whole community. The SCP is higher than both because it has achieved a level of renown that it affects those who read about it, thus taking on a life of its own.
- Outside-Context Problem: The Foundation's Hume counters (which measure reality warpers' relative power) can't measure SCP-3812 at all. No one knows if that's because his Readings Are Off the Scale, or if his powers are somehow fundamentally different from other reality warpers. The implication is that SCP-3812 is different because he's from a higher narrative level. Prior reality warpers were localized to this narrative, so their powers only extended this far.
- Reality Warper: It wiped out no less than three countries that tried to fight it, then wiped out almost all memory of those countries, then when the SCP Foundation discovered this, it continuously tries to wipe out the log of the event. Each time the event is relogged by people who remember the original entry. The process that allows people to not completely forget the event is called a kind of "'dirty' alteration" as not all of that piece of reality is wiped out. There are listed several events like this of various severities.
- Was Once a Man: It was once a normal African-American man named Sam Howell. Shortly, after he died in 1996, he phased through the ground and started wandering.
SCP-3847 - If only I could talk with birds
- Talking Animal: Anyone who enters the SCP-affected area hears the vocalizations of birds and snakes in this manner. However, recordings of birds prove that this is only a change in human perception that causes this effect.
- You Are Not Alone:
He will not be alone. It is with your help, and he appreciates that.
- Some of the bird vocalizations (referred to as SCP-3847-1) tend to be along the lines of this:
Share your burden with me. I will understand.
The machine will keep him happy, just like we will keep you happy.
Time to study some scrolls. I will accompany you.
Why not come join us in the field? We will sing for you.
You don't have to feel lonely here. We are here for you, always will be.
You're very much alone. Just like he is now.
- Inverted with one snake vocalization (referred to as SCP-3847-2):
SCP-3856 - Researcher Lloyd, Destroyer of Worlds
- Expendable Alternate Universe: Many (many) alternate-universe Foundations deal with their own Researcher Lloyd by deporting him to another universe, so his inevitable death will be that universe's problem instead. Dealing with all these Lloyds is rapidly becoming a major issue of para-universal politics.
- Loophole Abuse:
- The Foundation attempted to skirt the requirements by firing Lloyd, but it turns out that doesn't work.
- One alt-universe Foundation did successfully neutralize Lloyd for several years by erasing him before he was born. Then that particular Foundation got a little carried away with "retrocausal containment", and wound up erasing the technology they used to erase Lloyd, which resulted in Lloyd (and the rest of humanity) dying in a global nuclear war.
- Save This Person, Save the World: If Lloyd dies, the universe will take all of humanity along with him. At minimum.
SCP-3880 - ILLEST RAIN SOUNDS ∞ Hours No Looping - White Noise, Nature/Healing/Ambient, Meditation/Insomnia/Study ASMR [ORIGINAL]
- A God Am I: DJ Chaac apparently sees himself to be this, describing himself as a literal storm god even though he's also claimed to be any other number of supernatural entities that could theoretically influence the rain.
- Magitek: DJ Chaac is able to put what are essentially magic seals on his accounts to prevent them from being taken down.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When Chaac is contemplating the ramifications of the Three Portlands contractor taking his stream down, he briefly implies that his storms sustain at least a significant amount of land, making him one step away from being a Hiemal-class entity.
- Obliviously Evil: Genuinely believes that his storms are there purely for others' enjoyment, despite the fact that his "party," tropical storm Calypso, killed people.
- Reality Warper: DJ Chaac is an entity of unclear description who creates rainstorms to use as ASMR for YouTube streams.
SCP-3883 - Dildos Have Dreams Too
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Surely you'd prefer to be an Eldritch Horror cephalapod monster than a neon-green tentacle dildo.
SCP-3922 - STOPRIGHTTHERECRIMINALSCUM!!!
- The Bad Guy Wins: The SCP-3922-A instances fail to defeat Bobbles the Clown,SCP-682, The God Hand The Fullmetal Alchemist universe, Father Jack and Mel Brooks. They defeat every other villain though!
- Berserk Button: When it comes to horror movies with a certain Squick-factor and Nausea Fuel like Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom and The Human Centipede, SCP-3922-A tend to react much more brutally and aggressively than they usually do, putting the villains of those movies through either a far more agonizing Cruel and Unusual Death or even outright And I Must Scream. The fact that they even go as far as to make a red, threatening and far less motivating end screen for the movies during those times only emphasizes how much they hate such pieces of media. Hell, during their rampage of Human Centipede, they event went as far as to kill the creators of the movies.
- Cerebus Roller Coaster: The extended logs shift back-and-forth between cathartic and/or hilarious changes made to exposed media and Dr. Naismith freaking out over the actual implications of the device. Especially when someone considered using it on SCP-2614 - you know, the one where the Foundation dug too deep into the narrative multiverse and found an inanimate personification of the demiurge?
- Cold-Blooded Torture: After sniping the "masters" in Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom in the real world, SCP-3922-A instances stationed in Corbenic haul them away and place them into People Jars filled with a viscous solution that is apparently extremely painful. The article states that the film shows them in grotesque detail for eight hours, but in reality, they will be there for eternity, as Corbenic heals any and all wounds received.
- Expy: The SCP-3922-A instances kill the original Killer Rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail using an expy of the Holy Hand Grenade.
- Kayfabe: When SCP-3922 is exposed to a recording of WCW Bash At The Beach 1996, the SCP-3922-A instances show up as pro wrestlers, and defeat the heels with standard wrestling moves.
- Loophole Abuse:
- SCP-3922 can't enter video games on their own, but it can enter them via recordings of let's plays and 'movies' (basically recordings of video games trimmed down to just their cutscenes).
- Non-human civilizations are outside SCP-3922's jurisdiction (as shown in the test of The Lion King). However, humanity's interations with said civilizations (such as in The Brave Little Toaster and Avatar) are not.
- SCP-3922 only works on fictional media, and exposing it to recordings of real-life events doesn't do anything. However, if you superimpose a fictional narration over real-life footage, it will be accepted as being "fictional" and 3922-A will show up.
- Make an Example of Them: In their "improved" version of Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, SCP-3922-A torture the "masters" for eight hours. Then, instead of the usual SCP-3922 end card (reading "YOU ARE WATCHED - YOU ARE PROTECTED - YOU ARE LOVED"), the film ends with a red version of their sigil and the text, "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED".
- Meaningful Name: The number is one digit away from SCP-2922, which refers to the main access point into Corbenic. This article reveals that the ☽☽☽ Initiative uses Corbenic as a base of operations (much to the dismay of the Bogal Mountain Prefecture.)
- Moral Guardians: The device alters the narrative of media it is placed next to to eliminate immoral behavior, further elaborating on the anti-war motives of the ☽☽☽ Initiative. After the mess the device made with Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, it's pretty clear they're extremely pissed about what kind of stuff the media's showing to people nowadays.
- Interestingly, when exposed to a pornographic film, they do not actually stop any of the sexual activity, but simply stand guard to make sure it remains consensual.
- They also leave The Lion King almost unaltered, save for a message in the credits stating that they had investigated the film and have found no instances of illegal hunting occurring.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Literally. SCP-3922-A instances always carry a device that is extremely convenient to their current situation, assuming such a device is needed in the first place.
- No Fourth Wall: SCP-3922 not only is fully aware that the Foundation is playing around with it (and goes along with the whole thing) but it's implied that the ☽☽☽ Initiative is actually using it to pull weapons, items, and possibly even superpowers from fictional works into Corbenic, which terrifies the Foundation because they may have accidentally handed them the Death Star.
- Off the Rails: In some cases, the SCP-3922-A instances intervene at the very start of a story, either ending it before it can begin (as in The Straight Story and Bioshock Infinite) or turning it into a completely different story about the ☽☽☽ Initiative spreading freedom and punishing the wicked (as in A Clockwork Orange and Nineteen Eighty-Four).
- Oh, Crap!:
- Dr. Naismith in the extended logs when he realizes that the events caused by SCP-3922 being exposed to A New Hope pose a non-zero chance of the ☽☽☽ Initiative actually getting their hands on the Death Star.
- After watching the SCP's effects on Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Researcher Paulsen realizes that the device is indeed a proxy of the ☽☽☽ Initiative.
- Dr. Naismith also cancels an attempt to use it on Dragon Ball Z out of fear of what would happen if the ☽☽☽ Initiative got access to planet-destroying anime superpowers.
- The Passion of the Christ is likewise nixed for fear of what would happen if ☽☽☽ got it's hands on a literal god-tier entity.
- A live recording of Macbeth is barred for fear of ☽☽☽ using it as a means of entering the real world.
- Film/Deadpool was nixed due to the fear of Deadpool (a character who is aware of being in a narrative) gaining access to travel through narratives.
- When exposed to The Binding of Isaac, their punishment for the mother is an effective (if grueling) regimen of psychotherapy, resulting in her recovering from her mental illness and happily reuniting with Isaac.
- When exposed to an episode of Better Call Saul, they let Saul and the skateboarders go after he convinces them that the boys won't do anything bad for the rest of their lives out of fear, and that his attempt at embezzlement was meant to be like Robin Hood, and he was going to donate the money to charity.
- Normally they show up as overpowered super-soldiers, but when put into a pro-wrestling show, the 3922-A troops dispense with the super-tech weaponry and fight the other wrestlers fairly with wrestling moves. They all win for the most part, but it's pretty clear that SCP-3922 was having fun with the whole thing.
- Their exposure to Danganronpa 3 essentially ends up being this doubled with Throw the Dog a Bone to Chiaki Nanami. The SCP-3922-A instances manage to guide her through the death maze via an earpiece and shes soon able to make it out through a secret exit and reunite with her classmates, as well as implying shell be able to reunite with Hajime as well.
- When exposed to the 1951 film version of A Christmas Carol, 3299-A instances are seen in the background, until at the end, when one of them gives Scrooge a letter explaining that, after observing that he has preformed a legitimate HeelFace Turn, they've called off his arrest.
- When exposed to the MST3K episode Manos: the Hands of Fate, 3299-A instances take out Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, offer to take Joel and the bots back to Earth, and acquiesce when the latter insist on continuing to riff the movie (especially when they have a chance to do it of their own free will, and not under duress).
- When exposed to a recording of a several-hours-long YouTube livestream, a 3299-A instance simply asks the streamer to get some much-needed rest.
- Teleporters and Transporters: If a situation gets really hairy, like in A New Hope, SCP-3922-A instances will forcibly teleport their targets to Corbenic (from SCP-2922) and deal with them there. They're also well-aware that Corbenic is an afterlife and will exploit this to no end, as seen in the redacted changes made to Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Par for the course with the ☽☽☽ Initiative's antics. Case-in-point, SCP-3922-A instances monitored a pornography to keep things consensual with rocket launchers.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Apparently was made by examples of this trope, given how much they want to enforce pacifism and mutual respect for all people regardless of race, gender, and species, but really don't get moral ambiguity or healthier forms of cynicism at all.
- Wham Episode: Exposing the device to SCP-2835 reveals that Paddy suffers from suicidal depression and is a Death Seeker, but can't kill himself due to cartoon logic.
- What the Hell, Hero?: When the Foundation exposes SCP-3922 to an episode of Barney the Dinosaur, the sole SCP-3922-A instance chews out the Foundation for wanting to see Barney vaporized.
- The Worf Effect: The Foundation tries deploying SCP-3922 on an episode of SCP-993. It doesn't work: Bobble uses a slingshot to shoot out an instance of SCP-2578-D (one of the Initiative's starships which is used to carry out executions of tyrants), reverse-engineers it, and makes quick work of SCP-3922-A.
- Further exposing SCP-1733 to the device results in the people in the playback begging for help. When that doesn't work, they beat the living piss out of the 3922-A instances.
- On the flip side, when exposing SCP-1981 to 3922, the 3922-A instances force Reagan to deliver a coherent speech. SCP-1981-1 is seen sitting in handcuffs. Literally nothing anomalous happens besides Reagan suggesting that America and Russia work together to overthrow the Bogal Mountain Prefecture.
- SCP-3922-A instances can't get into experimental films like La Jetée... yet.
- El Santo is the only pro wrestler to defeat an SCP-3922-A instance in the ring.
- They have no idea what to do in a video of a man smoking marijuana in California on a date where the consumption recreational marijuana was legal under state law, but illegal under federal law. They end up informing him that littering is illegal in California, and tell him to make sure to dispose of the blunt in the proper receptacles after making sure it is extinguished
- Saul Goodman is able to talk them down in an episode of Better Call Saul, and evades their attempt to capture him in Breaking Bad.
- During an unauthorized test using a fan made Berserk film, the God Hand are able to decimate SCP-3922-A, leaving a single, disheveled soldier, who, after failing to arrest Guts, decides to join him on his quest. Handwaved as being due to God Hand being RealityWarpers.
- Their test on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood fails due to that universe having a strict law of exchange, meaning that if they prevent harm from occurring, something equally bad would happen elsewhere.
- Their test on Blazing Saddles fails due to Mel Brooks showing up and showing the SCP-3922-a instances a contract preventing them from modifying his films.
SCP-3930 - The Pattern Screamer
- Alien Geometries: At first, the patterns the mind invents to cover up the nonexistent space that is SCP-3930 are quite consistent with themselves. But as things proceed, and more and more needs to be made up, the mind can't quite keep up and starts screwing it up, leading to curtains behind curtains behind curtains all the way to the back, doors that disappear to leave just a window, and generally inconsistent dimensions. It's mostly noticeable when taxed, such as someone going into the void and stopping existing entirely, forcing the brain to come up with the entire expedition that comes afterwards, with the inconsistent geometries that happen then being partly because they're expected, and partly because the brain simply made a mistake. And perhaps, partly, because there was some lingering thought from another source that influenced it too.
- And I Must Scream: A living paradox, brought into existence by brains that couldn't handle something that doesn't exist and overwriting it with their own invented perceptions which piled up until they formed something that can sort-of exist, can think, and can understand it shouldn't be, yet it is and is not at the same time, made by something that exists without any of these problems. Life as a living paradox like this is horrifying enough to this clump of thought given ambiguous form that it suffers, it screams, and more importantly it hates. Existence is pain to a Pattern Screamer, and it will lash out towards those who made it be until it stops.
- Call-Back: The Pattern Screamer was first mentioned in SCP-1795 ("Star Wombs")
- Deader Than Dead: While not stated explicitly this is the nature of those who walked into the anomaly, which is why it works to contain it. After all, you have to exist to be dead, and the people that entered the void don't.
- Eldritch Abomination: Pattern Screamers are perfectly happy not existing, in a way that implies there is something there to not exist. And when human thought makes them exist, they take their form from the lingering inventions humans superimpose over this void, the equivalent of creating something from the "shapes" you see in clouds without actually making them from the clouds themselves, as well as the contradictions between these perceptions as the brain struggles to keep inventing things that make sense to cover this reality with. Born from what happens when complete inventions to cover literal nonexistence start piling up where that nonexistence begins, until they're complex enough to think, and realize what they are: Something that doesn't exist, but now does too, made from thoughts of things that don't really exist meeting actual, perfect nonexistence. It's all terribly confusing, when it comes to true nonexistence. Now imagine this confusion, this paradox, being what made you. This is what fills them with hatred, both of existing themselves and of us, because not only did we make them, we actually exist properly.
- Eldritch Location: SCP-3930 itself. It's nothing. As in, literally nothing. A "space" that isn't really a space, where nothing exists at all. Nothing emitted or absorbed, nothing coming out or going in, nothing moving or being still, no energy, no matter. No size. No shape. Nothing. And anything going in will stop existing the moment it does, becoming nothing. Perfectly comprehensible in paper, but the mind is a little too good in finding patterns when there's nothing, and thus it invents something to fill it up, some more Russian wilderness to match the one that surrounds it, maybe a building too. And it can't handle someone walking in and stopping existing completely, so it just makes up what happens next following along with what it thinks will happen, until interrupted or the fantasy can come to a neat end that makes sense. Perfect nothingness is quite natural by the universe's standards, it's what all reality stands on, but for a mind used to existence it makes no sense at all, and it prefers something that does. And where nothing and something meet, right at the edge of this void, these things minds invent tend to accumulate, and the only way to get rid of these stray thoughts before they merge into something worse is to send those who thought them into the void, to stop existing too.
- Mind Screw: The ambiguously existent nature of these things, and the difficulty of really understanding what true nothingness really is, and what it really means for something to not exist in any way, makes it quite difficult to write about it all.
- Soviet Superscience: It's unknown if the Soviets simply found this Perfect Nothing there, in the middle of the Russian wilderness, or somehow managed to bring it there, but they were the ones in charge of the site before the Soviet Union came apart, and it was all handed to the Foundation.
- Tortured Monster: All a Pattern Screamer really wants to do is stop existing, and perhaps get back at those existing things that made it exist in the first place. And if the only way to do so is to drag them screaming into the void to force them to disappear, so be it.
- Void Between the Worlds: Or rather, beneath the worlds. According to Word of God, this sort of absolute nothingness is the basest form of reality, upon which every higher form sits. SCP-3930 is simply a chunk of it that was somehow left completely barren of anything at all.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The mind cannot grasp literal nothingness, and so it overwrites it with patterns taken from what it known, and what surrounds it. Even in electronic depictions, such as cameras, photos and recordings, it will invent what it sees when the equipment is clearly showing absolutely nothing. It will even invent people wholesale if they walk into this nothingness and cease to exist suddenly, with their subsequent actions and words, right until "perception" stops and this "shadow" is gone, because the brain stopped making it up. And in inventing these things from whole cloth, they tend to linger in the border between this nothing and the rest; too many of them lingering, and a Pattern Screamer can be born.
SCP-3966 - Falling Out
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The root cause of SCP-3966 is the webs of a species of spider operating in the fourth dimension.
- Foreshadowing: The nightmares those infected with SCP-3966-A have are full of spiders.
- Red Herring: When multiple researchers start mentioning similar nightmares, the Foundation immediately suspects some sort of memetic hazard may be involved. They couldn't be further from the truth.
- Shout-Out: Flatland is mentioned as a means of explaining how we would perceive a 4-D entity.
- Shown Their Work: The author includes quite a bit of detail about neuroscience and Quaternions in the article.
- Viewers Are Geniuses: Knowledge of neuroscience and 4D geometry is required to understand the SCP fully. The article at best provides a basic explanation of the important bits about Quaternions (which assumes that the reader understands complex numbers), but basically none at all about the neurochemistry.
UNDEFINED - Containment Chamber #3942
- Brown Note: Trying to tell any information about it results in the individual becoming erratic and violent or dying immediately.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Actively causes observers to not even remember what it is due to being an antimeme. Even the Foundation is unable to know what it is. People who interact with it are heavily implied to know what it is, but attempting to reveal anything about it results in violent tendencies or death.
SCP-3999 - I Am At The Center of Everything That Happens To Me
- Bittersweet Ending: SCP-3999 is ultimately neutralized by Researcher Talloran but he dies in the process.
- Determinator: Researcher Talloran. 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, since 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.
- 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".
- Eldritch Abomination: More than likely, though we don't know. The most probable theory? The author of the story. Or the story itself.
- Foil: Of a sort to SCP-3001 "Red Reality". Whereas Red Reality is about a man exposed to literally nothing, I Am At The Center Of Everything That Happens To Me is about a man exposed to literally everything.
- Heroic Sacrifice Researcher Talloran succeeds in terminating SCP-3999, but dies doing so.
- It Makes Sense in Context: The entire article, which surprisingly avoids Makes Just as Much Sense in Context. Considering that one of the SCP-001 proposals is a series of containment procedures for the very authors writing the articles on the wiki itself, complete with plans to kill them in the event of emergency, and several other articles are heavily metafictional, this isn't nearly as nonsensical as it appears at first, though still incredibly strange.
- 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.
- Malignant Plot Tumor: Seemingly played straight, but reduced to being discussed due to the article being Meta Fiction. Near the beginning, the Special Containment Procedures mention SCP-3999 being contained in an Alternate Universe composed entirely of SCP-2432 instances. It then proceeds to drone on about the inner workings of said universe before cutting back to the article's nature.
- Meta Fiction: One of the most blatant examples on the site. The article acknowledges its fictionality at times, even going so far as to describe the author writing it, culminating in the author himself telling the reader on the wiki how he came up with the idea for the article, which was a submission for the SCP-3000 contest on the website.
- Mind Screw: From paradoxical and nonsensical descriptions to crude humor to containment procedures which make no sense and even an absolute lack of a Fourth Wall towards the end, this article definitely fits. Though at the end, there is an actual set of containment procedures which makes more sense.
- Mind Screw: The bulk of the article qualifies given that the containment procedures and description seem rambling and are rife with struck-through sentences and nonsensical statements. Justified because SCP-3999 is screwing around with reality to torment Researcher Talloran. The end portion provides what the actual database entry presumably looks like and it is brief and direct. The SCP itself, as well as Talloran's torment, is laden with symbolism about the writing process (hence the struck-out sentences, representing discarded ideas) and the author's mental state as he tries to write the SCP.
- Nothing Is Scarier: We are never explicitly told what SCP-3999 actually is and all of its dialogue is unable to be read.
- No Fourth Wall: The fourth wall is broken so pervasively as to be this. The SCP-3000 contest is one of the things listed as what SCP-3999 actually is. One struck-out section explicitly tells personnel to remember SCP-3999 is a fictional entity created over the author's spring break and one section of the article details specifically how the article came to be made by the author. On a deeper level, the underlying premise of the SCP is the process of writing while suffering a Creator Breakdown.
- Self-Deprecation: "Cliche lists that look like they were written by a crazy person" is part of the listed possible descriptions of SCP-3999. And there's also the part of the article that calls the site's members a community of loser horror writers who argue like children about politics.
- Shout-Out: One of the containment procedures listed says SCP-3999 is to be contained via Mr. and Mrs. Dursley. The article also paraphrases the song Penny Lane by The Beatles at one point, and SCP-3999 is listed as (among other things) being the concept of The Grinch, every word spoken by AM in I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and the documentary Nanook of the North.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Overlaps with Meta Fiction. The author did get the #6 spot on the contest, and after all, he was the one tormenting Talloran for all those millions of years.
- Villainous Breakdown: The entity and its coherency loses more and more of it as Talloran simply refuses to break after millions of years of Mind Rape. By the end of it, Talloran calls it a pathetic bully that is sabotaging its own conquest of the world simply because it can't force him to do what it wants.
- Wham Line: Its object class is Apollyon (the same as SCP-2317). And the first line of the description indicates it is in the process of destroying and/or restructuring reality, which it does over the course of the article. Then at the very end, The writer starts inserting his notes as part of the article.