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The article that cannot be referred to as SCP-4000 - Taboo
  • Abusive Precursors: Possibly; if these are the same Fae as spoken of in SCP-1000, then these are the same Fae who tormented the Children of the Night before they were eventually overthrown.
  • Affably Evil: "Evil" is kind of a stretch, but the lagomorphic lorekeeper who Dr. Japers talks to is an extremely polite chap-he also tricks Dr. Japers into letting him steal his name so he can get back to his old home on Earth and reveal the backstory of the garden of bizarre wonders and terrors.
  • Another Side, Another Story: The article turns out to be one for Dr. Bright's 001 Proposal, as it shows that the Foundation's resultant attacks against a band of them butchering the early Foundation's headquarters was a brutal genocide against a sapient species that had previously aided them against the Factory.
  • Arc Welding: The population of the mysterious world are apparently the "faeries" referred to in Dr. Bright's 001 Proposal and mentioned in passing by other SCPs (such as SCP-2932 and SCP-2952).
  • Body Horror: Referring to the forest with no name and those who dwell within using a consistent name has resulted in various unpleasant effects, such as the development of feathers and pollen sacs in those affected, as well as becoming fused or switched with the entities that reside in the location where names are forbidden. Possibly subverted, as it also seems like it allows the fae to steal your name and escape with a Perception Filter. The "people" could really be escaped fae who have always looked like that.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The "faeries" inside the forest outside normative space are not happy with the Foundation's attempted genocide and desire vengeance. One of them even manages to successfully escape and enact their revenge by stealing Dr. Japers' name/identity.
  • Eldritch Location: Expeditions into the anomalous location have resulted in vastly different routes each time, with sections of the main road that should overlap or intersect not doing so.
  • Etiquette Nazi: The Foundation has a very specific set of rules for accessing the unnamable land and communicating with the beings living in the woods to be strictly followed; failure to do so leads to bad things happening.
  • The Faceless: A native humanoid entity pictured at the top of the article resembles a young woman with no facial features. The article mentions that despite this, the entity resembles a college student who had accidentally triggered a nomenclative containment breach after receiving a book about the strange place in the chimney from a member of the Wanderer's Library.
  • The Fair Folk: The strange inhabitants of the land beyond the hidden well are some of the only surviving faeries.
  • Grand Theft Me: Apparently the fate of Dr. Japers on his third expedition to the wood of the strange ones after the rabbit-headed man he had met twice before referred to Japers as "fellow scholar" three times. The identity-stealing entity then leaves the unfortunate doctor now believed to be a rabbit-person to his fate in the realm of the nameless folk and escapes to the outside world. Played with, as the scholar who called the traveler his fellow apparently didn't steal Dr. Jaspers' body, but rather his identity.
  • Homage: The entire SCP article is one to Alice in Wonderland, complete with a major character that has the head of a rabbit.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: The fae's entire hostility is due to the Foundation's own trigger-happiness, and the Brown Note nature of the land whose name was stolen may be in fact a way for the O5 Council to whitewash history.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The peculiar folk within the mysterious land with no names may be terrifying and alien, but they have every right to be furious at the Foundation for having committed genocide against them.
  • Land of Faerie: To put it as laconically as possible, "Taboo" is a refugee camp inhabited by The Fair Folk, who had fled the Earth when the Foundation committed genocide against them after the "War with the Factory."
  • Meaningful Name: The ritual needed to access the unusual terrain is called "Protocol 4000-Halloway." "Halloway" is a surname derived from the Old English words for "sunken path," which is what most of the land where speech is deadly resembles.
  • Painting the Medium: A bit literally, as the nomenclature hazard forces them to identify subjects via color rather than anything resembling a consistent name.
  • Speak of the Devil: Using any consistent nomenclature for the anomalous forest or its inhabitants in either speech or writing invariably leads to bad results. An associated joke article shows just how infuriating a process it was for researchers to just type up a first sentence.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: The nature of the land that forms the subject of the article leads to a smorgasbord of descriptions ranging from the very verbose to Buffy Speak.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The fairies understandably want revenge against the Foundation and to get back home to Earth. They are also willing to cause quite a lot of pain getting there.
  • Written by the Winners: According to the gentleman with the leporine visage, many of the faeries had originally fought on the Foundation's side during the war with the Factory, and only some of them later ravaged the early Foundation. The Foundation proceeded to commit genocide against all of them, and this "minor fact" has been omitted by Foundation records.

SCP-4001 - Alexandria Eternal

  • Everyone Has Standards: Experiments involving terminating a person's life were immediately forbidden by the Foundation team assigned to the library after the first round of testing. The library itself expressed contempt over the amoral researcher in charge of experimenting on D-Class with their books.
  • Genius Loci: Its last custodian prior to the Foundation refers to the library as a she, and the Foundation research in charge of the facility remarks on its tone in chronicling each of their lives - notably, the library is surprisingly benevolent and moral, as it expressed contempt for an amoral former member of the Foundation team stationed there while treating the two AI constructs built to act as its librarians kindly. They even get books of their own in the library, with added notes pointing out the callousness of the AI being removed from the library to test said books' contents.
  • Gender Bender: One D-class had his gender at birth changed in their book to female. Following the change, she couldn't remember being born male and their body briefly flickered in and out of existence before they gained female sexual characteristics, but did later identify as a transgender man, and requested reassignment surgery.
  • Great Big Library of Everything: It's an enormous library buried beneath the famous Library of Alexandria. Stretching for many kilometers in length, it contains the chronicles of every human being that has ever existed in its books, which are written in an unidentifiable language that's still comprehensible to everyone that reads it. The Foundation estimate that there is no less than 120 billion books contained in the library representing the grand total of every human in history, with hundreds more being created every minute and an unknown number already destroyed.
  • Ragnarök Proofing: It survived the nuclear war that ended the Homo nobilis civilization 75,000 years ago.
  • Reality Warper: Any action or changes of fate written in each book becomes reality to the person it chronicles.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Its last custodian - designated SCP-4001-1 - was a man left inside it when the Library of Alexandria was burned down by the Romans. Until the Foundation discovered it centuries later, the custodian - who called himself the Watcher of Alexandria Eternal, kept himself alive by writing in his scroll. The Foundation grants him his last wish of seeing the sunrise for the first time in centuries before he passes away.
  • Retgone: The fate of people who get their books destroyed, or the first pages torn out. The library asked the last Watcher from the Homo nobilis civilization to burn the entire collection of books so that the damage from their nuclear war could be undone, which resulted in them being wiped from reality.
  • Time Abyss: The oldest books in the library date back to around 75,000 years ago, around the Toba eruption. An untold number had been burnt before, shrouding its true origins.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Averted. The library regards the Foundation-made AI caretakers as equal to its other custodians and even created books for them.

SCP-4002 - The Black Moon Howls From Beyond The Edge Of Time

  • Deal with the Devil: Well, more like a deal with an Eldritch Abomination that exists outside time, but the deal between Etana and the Black Moon all but states that in order to allow Etana to have a child to continue his empire, all beings on Earth would give up their special natures, what the Foundation would later refer to as anomalies. The increasing appearance of anomalous objects being a sign that this deal is about to end, which would end up shattering the consensus reality.
  • The Magic Comes Back: What the deal expiring would result in, where beings of the world would regain their anomalous nature. However, this isn't exactly a good thing (from the Foundation's perspective, at least), as the current consensus reality has been based off of the general lack of anomalies. The deal is almost reaching its end, as evidenced by the increasing number of SCP objects.
  • The Magic Goes Away: What Etana had to have humanity sacrifice, causing the lifespan of humans to greatly decrease, the animals rendered silent, and divine beings faded from the world.
  • Prophecy Twist: While Etana was able to avert the city of Kish mourning the lack of a king as seen in his dream, Kish ended up morning anyway due to the peoples' lives greatly shortening and what made their world special fading away because of Etana's deal.

SCP-4004 - Emperor Norton

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Built to be some sort of protective totem for the United States of America, and in particular is using the corpse of Joshua Norton, self-proclaimed Emperor of America, as its spokesman.
  • Blood Magic: The daily materials needed to maintain it include 3 liters of human blood, plus 40 mL specifically from the sitting president.
  • Rube Goldberg Machine: Aside from Norton it's composed of a variety of materials scattered across the country including a carved bone figure, a modified nuclear bomb, a spacetime anomaly, a cotton plant that feeds on blood, a giant centipede made from coal and oil, the corpses of 811 Korean war veterans that secrete barbecue sauce, and Mount friggin Rushmore.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Has expressed dissatisfaction with how America is run of late, after 9/11 it demanded a meeting with George W. Bush and told him that it would destroy this country rather than see it continue to inflict such misery on its' own people and the world. And on August 21st, 2020 it delivered an ultimatum to dissolve the federal government immediately.

SCP-4006 - #MassaTruthetts

  • Contrived Coincidence: SCP-4006 is an elaborate and incredibly unlikely series of coincidences that have led to the false belief that the area called Massachusetts is inhabited. The Foundation is extremely interested in keeping this phenomenon going because it may very well be the same phenomenon that's kept the Foundation from being discovered all these years.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: SCP-4006 might be a real phenomena that's helped keep The Masquerade going, or it might not exist and the Foundation has just been ridiculously lucky in their mission.
  • Perception Filter: One of the effects of SCP-4006 leads people to believe they're visiting cities in Massachusetts like Boston and Springfield, complete with knowledge and awareness of their supposed landmarks, when they're actually in cities in surrounding states like New York or Pennsylvania. Any attempt to question people about these non-existent cities will always lead to them meeting other people affected by SCP-4006 who think they're in the same place.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: SCP-4006 makes people believe that the uninhabited area known as Massachusetts is a fully-functional American state. Thanks to Foundation activities and study of the area, so many sites, fake cities, airports, roads, businesses, and other locations were established that regular people stared moving in. With the implementation of Project-4006-109, Massachusetts effectively became a real state.

SCP-4007 - Kagemusha

  • The Assimilator: SCP-4007 was created by vivisecting anomalous humanoids and implanting parts of their bodies into volunteers. SCP-4007-4 is using this process to acquire the powers of his former compatriots with the Foundation's unwitting assistance.
  • Riddle for the Ages: By the end of the article, neither we nor the Foundation know what exactly is at the center of the giant pentagram, nor what exactly SCP-4007-4 is trying to accomplish.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike the other instances, SCP-4007-4 has been overall cooperative with the Foundation, providing them with information regarding himself and his companions. Subverted with the revelation that his invisibility effect is actually an amnestic effect, and he's been using it to spy on the Foundation and carry out his own agenda.

SCP-4016 - Of Mice and Twine

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

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

SCP-4036 - The Republic/"The Adytite Republic of Polynesia"

  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Part of the SCP article involves the journal entries of the Republic's founder, an American imperialist (Norman Taylor) from the 1850s who became enamored with Sarkicism. The recorded entries often talk of Taylor indulging in the White Man's Burden and him feeling a "moral need to civilize" the islands' inhabitants (though he actually had a semi-sympathetic goal when doing this, namely to help protect the natives from Western imperialism).
  • Hidden Elf Village: The Foundation has almost completely cut the Adytite Republic off from the outside world. Its inhabitants aren't exactly happy about it.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While they do practice Sarkicism and possibly aspire to militaristic expansion, the Adytite Republic is completely right when they point out that the Foundation's preservation of The Masquerade has cut them off from the rest of the world without their opinion ever being asked for input.
  • Not So Different: A common theme in the SCP article is how SCP-4036's inhabitants aren't inherently better or worse than anyone else in the world, and they just want to live their lives free from the Foundation's influence.
  • Organic Technology: Being that they practice Sarkicism, they have this all over the place. Just as an example, the plumbing systems in their larger cities consists of living organisms, and one plumber interviewed by the Foundation even complains about how difficult it can be to make sure their pipes will always grow in the right direction.
  • Religion of Evil: Surprisingly subverted - Despite Sarkicism being the state religion, the nation itself is rather stable and its adherents in the Republic are shown to (mostly) be pretty decent folk.
  • Schizo Tech: Due to a mix of having been cut off from the outside world by the Foundation and utilizing Sarkic magic, their technological base is rather un-even.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite being a ruthless imperialist, Norman Taylor (the Republic's founder) created the Adytite Republic in part because he wanted to save the natives from being exploited and/or even wiped out by European and American colonization efforts.
  • White Sheep: Much like Sarvi and SCP-2815, SCP-4036 is another example of the exceedingly rare of a genuinely "nice" Sarkic community.

SCP-4065 - Ancho(red) Reality

  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Implied to be the true way that Scranton Reality Anchors "work": the devices themselves have no power whatsoever, but because the Foundation employees using the devices believe they work, the expected effects occur.
  • Meaningful Background Event: SCP-4065-3 is a symbol devised by Dr. Susan Scranton which is the primary infection vector for SCP-4065, causing those who see it to being believing that Scranton Reality Anchors exist and function; there is also a secondary infection which causes those who see the symbol to believe it is the primary logo of the Foundation, in order to facilitate the sigil's spread. The sigil itself is never described (and is censored out of the associated image), but astute readers might notice that the site logo is conspicuously missing from the top of the page.

    4100- 4199 
SCP-4100 - Future Imperfect
  • Badass Boast: The final image transmitted before the destruction of SCP-4100 shows the possible existence of an entire species of entities like the Destroyer...and then also shows one of the entities crossed off close to the Foundation's logo, implying that the "Triumvirate" (the name given to the future Foundation) are coming for them next.
  • Call-Back:
    • Several of the pictograms broadcast from SCP-4100 are of other SCPs - Specifically, of SCP-173, SCP-882, and SCP-914.
    • One of the pictograms displays a seemingly ruined Earth being remade anew and the words "Remember Us." This references both SCP-2000 (which, being located below Yellowstone National Park, has since been destroyed when Yellowstone erupted in the millennia since the Foundation's present day) and that SCP's main inspiration, "Documentation Recovered from the Marianas Trench".
    • Saturn is described under the name "Hephaestia," and is thought of as the homeworld of the "Church of Mekhanion" (a.k.a. the Church of the Broken God).
    • "The Destroyer" is depicted as a gigantic red entity with a skull-like head that has no visible lower jaw, and which was responsible for untold devastation throughout Earth's prehistory before finally bringing about The End of the World as We Know It. Suffice to say, it's all but stated that it's the Scarlet King.
    • "Triumvirate" is the name given to the Foundation by the Protectorate; the author of 4100 also wrote SCP-2217, which uses this term to describe a coalition between the Foundation, the Horizon Initiative, and the Global Occult Coalition.
    • One of the images is identified as the Destroyer, but the number suggests it's actually SCP-1050, an unrelated apocalyptic threat also called the Destroyers. The image also looks suspiciously like a Reaper, which the 1050 Destroyers have several references to.
  • Colony Drop: The Triumvirate/Foundation kill the Destroyer by firing the now-abandoned Earth at the Destroyer at FTL speed.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: To reiterate, the Foundation defeated an Eldritch Abomination by using the Earth as a faster-than-light projectile to kill off the bastard.
  • Earth Is the Center of the Universe: Averted, with the Earth reduced to a minor backwater overrun by anomalies that's only worth noting due to it being the homeworld of humanity and the possible origin of the Stellar Congressional Protectorate.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The mysterious entity known only as "The Destroyer," which was responsible for causing numerous calamities throughout Earth's history before eventually forcing humanity off-world.
  • Expospeak Gag: Many of the Triumvirate's pictograms use this to describe everyday earthly concepts, being aware that future discoverers may be Starfish Aliens. For example, a diagram of potassium cyanide (represented by a series of tallies indicating the component elements) is used as a shorthand to mean "deadly (to carbon-based life)".
  • Fling a Light into the Future: The abandoned Earth is still orbited by artificial satellites containing pictograms detailing documentation concerning various SCPs.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The governing body of the galaxy that creates the article are called the "Stellar Congressional Protectorate." It serves as some nice Foreshadowing for the fact that the Foundation actually set them up millennia ago, and this article details them coming across their origins.
  • Future Imperfect: Not a very comedic example, but it still counts, as the article shows the various members of the Stellar Congressional Protectorate badly misinterpreting the information left behind about certain SCPs (such as them interpreting a pictogram concerning SCP-173 as a possible precursor to alien drones used elsewhere in the galaxy). They also seem to have forgotten that the SCP Foundation was in fact responsible for creating the Protectorate in the first place.
  • Starfish Aliens: The aliens that were making the archive record being read for the Stellar Congressional Protectorate are implied to be this, being that "salinated dihydrogen monoxide" (a.k.a. salt water) is described as being a virulent danger to their remaining workforce on Earth.

SCP-4128 - Action Comics #1

  • invoked Literary Agent Hypothesis: SCP-4128 is a man with Super Strength who displayed his anomalous abilities in front of a young man named Jerry Siegel (sic) and claimed to be an alien.
  • Mutants: Apparently what SCP-4128 is. 4128 has had his powers since birth or early childhood and has no clue where they come from - his claim of being an alien was just a joke.
  • Older Than They Look: SCP-4128 looks like a middle-aged man, but he is actually 108 years old, having been born in the summer of 1913.
  • Reality Ensues: On multiple occasions, he has accidentally hit criminals at full strength, maiming or even killing them. 4128 feels extremely guilty about this, to the point where he's reluctant to talk about it.
  • Super Strength: SCP-4128 is many times stronger than any normal human. Notably, his strength is at the level of the very earliest portrayals of Superman, and he isn't nearly as strong as modern versions of the character.

SCP-4170 - The Dark

  • Child Prodigy: It's implied that the child SCP-4170 is talking to might be one of these. The kid was able to explain to 4170 what light was, even though 4170 can't perceive light.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: SCP-4170 is ignored by its fellow DBIs and confesses to being deeply lonely.
  • Starfish Aliens: SCP-4170 is a DBI (Dark-Body Intelligence), a sentient, kilometers-wide agglomeration of dark matter orbiting the Sun not far from Saturn. DBIs apparently do not reproduce in the conventional sense - 4170 seems to have simply coalesced and claims to have "created itself." Notably, the DBIs themselves are not anomalous, and SCP-4170 is only counted as an anomaly because it communicates with a human through unknown means.
  • Starfish Language: Played with. The medium of DBI language - sterile neutrino beams - is profoundly alien, but its actual structure and content is familiar enough, and the Foundation doesn't seem to have much of a problem translating it. Probably the biggest difference is the absence of any words or concepts for things like "parents" or "light."
  • Time Abyss: Subverted. SCP-4170 is at least 20,000 years old, but that's actually quite young for its kind, and it acts with childlike curiosity and innocence.

    4200- 4299 
SCP-4220 - Dark Side of the Moon
  • Artistic License – Physics: In-Universe - Despite Earth's Moon apparently being hollow, it still exerts the gravitational force expected from a completely solid celestial body of its size.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, and L. Ron Hubbard all played vital roles in "Project Helios," where the United States utilized paratechnology to investigate the Moon.
  • Call-Back:
    • The "Department of Abnormalities" sign is found printed above the entrance to the sub-lunar surface facility.
    • Project Helios was apparently conducted by several officials associated with "Operation Thunderbolt."
    • The Pentagram (the occult branch of the US Department of Defense during the Cold War) were responsible for both SCP-4220 and SCP-2350.
    • Captain Victor Dorofeyev, a KGB officer associated with GRU Division "P" and the Soviet's "Luna" program, was previously mentioned in SCP-2664.
  • The Casanova: Jack Parsons, which is also a case of Truth in Television.
  • Enemy Mine: Both GRU Division "P" and the Pentagram work together to convince both NASA and the CCCP to privately cancel the Space Race and help contain SCP-4220.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While Jack Parsons is shown to be a massive hedonist and Cloud Cuckoolander, he wasn't happy with desecrating the graves of Native Americans to gain fuel for Project Helios, only going along with it due to the government threatening him into line.
  • Hollow Earth: Well, more like Hollow Moon, to be accurate.
  • Magitek: Humanity actually reached the Moon a few years earlier than in recorded history by harnessing special engines powered by having souls undergo nuclear fission, which is kept stable through the "energy" of sexual lust.
  • Mood Whiplash: Most of the interview conducted via seance between the Foundation and Jack Parsons is rather comical and absurd due to Parsons being an utter Cloud Cuckoolander...but it becomes dead serious when Parsons starts to actually remember what he saw captured below the Moon's surface and goes into a blind panic.
    Jack Parsons: I don't know what happened - it forced its way up or maybe the Moon Goddess rejected it. But it was never meant to be seen. We weren't the first men on the Moon - but we should have been the last.
  • Moon-Landing Hoax: A variant - Apparently, the Moon landings never actually took place on the real Moon, and instead took place on SCP-1812.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: The horrible truth of what lies beneath the Moon's surface is never fully conveyed to the reader, only being lightly hinted at a few times to be an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The main power source for Project Helios' propulsion system was the souls of Native Americans, who were captured when they began to haunt Helios-related officials for desecrating their graves.
  • Shown Their Work: The article is surprisingly detailed in its analysis of American occultism during the 1950s and 1960s, and the lives of Crowley, Parsons, and Hubbard are replicated fairly accurately.
  • Weird Moon: The Earth's Moon is apparently hollow, and within it is a massive facility conducting office work for the containment of an unknown entity's tomb.

SCP-4231 - The Montauk House

  • Child by Rape: Lilly raped Francis, and their child was "Meri," a.k.a. SCP-166.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The vast majority of North Access, Cornwall was boiled alive as a result of reality becoming unstable due to a mix of Lilly's abuse of Francis and Lilly's physical pain from giving birth to her and Francis' daughter.
  • Death of a Child: Not only are there several children in North Access who were boiled alive during the Cornwall Incident, but the Global Occult Coalition's "Operation Ichabod" is revealed to have been a literal genocide they conducted against Type Greens across the latter half of the twentieth century, to the point where the average lifespan of a Type Green during this period was 8 years old. Francis/Clef was also one of the G.O.C agents involved in Ichabod, which only helped further facilitate his Sanity Slippage.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Completely averted - Lilly's abuse (which is a combination of physical, sexual, and mental/emotional) of Francis is only portrayed as terrifying and nauseating throughout the article.
  • Meaningful Name: Francis' abusive girlfriend is named "Lilly" - Just like Lilith.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Late in the article it reveals that the reason why the Foundation doesn't crack down on "Operation Ichabod" is that the remains of the Type Greens the GOC murders are used in the construction of the Foundation's Scranton Reality Anchors, devices vital to containing reality warping anomalies. Even worse yet the final part of the article reveals that one of them by the house is starting to become sentient.
  • Reality Warper: Both Francis and Lilly are Type Greens (the Foundation-verse's term for Reality Warpers), with the latter being especially powerful.
  • Unholy Ground: The Montauk House became this as a result of Lilly's actions.

SCP-4281 - Stalled Conversation

  • Double-Meaning Title: It's a conversation in a stall, obviously, but the talker also goes to great lengths to prevent the conversation from stalling.
  • Hiding In A Bathroom Stall: Either hiding or stuck, but despite the fact that there is very clearly a person there, the Foundation have found no way to get him out or see his face.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Appears to be the mysterious talker's primary motivation. He's not hostile or even rude, he just talks a lot, and appears legitimately distraught when he thinks he's offended someone.
  • No Social Skills: Averted for once. 4281-1, aside from the obvious fact that most people don't want to converse on the toilet, is friendly and pleasant.

SCP-4290 - The Child Hungers

  • Big Eater: Yup. The Child is described as having an insatiable appetite, to the point where nomming away at the human race probably still wouldn't satisfy it. This hunger ends up being its downfall - the Child starved to death while it was sealed away, and judging by the age of its corpse, it didn't take very long before malnutrition caught up to it.
  • Dead All Along: The Child has been dead for over 9000 years and is entirely harmless.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The Child is a 40 meter tall bipedal monstrosity, described as having unfathomable power and ten maws to feast with.
  • Logical Weakness: The Child is not The Needless and will starve to death if it goes too long without food.
  • Reality Ensues: Hunger is the Child's defining trait; it possesses ten mouths, mentions are made all throughout the article of its desire to devour, and virtually everyone, from the Foundation to the ancient civilizations that kept it locked up, fears that it will eat everything in sight the second it wakes up. Seems like the typical Big Eater monster you've seen a thousand times before, except the article also takes the time to showcase a consequence of such a trait: if a beast has the capacity for hunger, couldn't it feasibly starve to death?
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Child is locked up under Qinghai Lake, guarded by various seals, and must be satiated with a ritual every couple thousand years.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Thousands of years of effort and fear were spent on this creature, and the Foundation itself blows countless resources preparing for its release, only for it to be revealed that the beast has been dead almost the entire time, rendering several millennia worth of countermeasures meaningless. A rare case where an anticlimax is actually a better outcome than the alternative.

    4300- 4399 
SCP-4310 - The Hero's Journey
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: A giant centipede with a particularly nasty method of feeding.
  • Child Eater: 4310 lures in kids looking for a fantasy adventure and devours them, and if they normally wouldn't be interested in that, the pheromones it secretes will ensure they will.
  • Jumped at the Call: Kids who do this are the only kind of prey it feeds on.
  • Mentor Archetype: The rear end of the centipede has skin flaps that resemble an old man, and its mating calls sound like a call to action for any brave child in earshot.
  • Portal Door: The children are ordered to step into an archway to begin their adventure, but in reality, the archway is formed from 4310's legs and it leads straight into its stomach.

SCP-4335 - A Welt in the CrucibleA shadowy, dark entity that persists within Minecraft and hates creation.

  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Not only was the addition of Endermen a result of the SCP foundation's attempt to cover up 4335's spawn, the ending note shows that current lead developer of Minecraft Jens Bergensten is an SCP foundation member.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's a being bent on destroying the concept of creation itself. It also gets stunned by TNT blasts and lava, which play a strong part in restraining 4335 back in the event of a containment breach.
  • Too Much Alike: 4335 views the concept of creation as similar to itself, which is why it detests it.

SCP-4338 - Vulcan, the Disaster

  • A God Am I: It was revered as a volcano god by numerous Oceanic cultures. Whether it demanded the worship or whether the worship got to its head, 4338 clearly sees itself as far above humanity and expects to be treated as a god.
  • For Want of a Nail: SCP-4338 goes from destructive Keter-class volcano deity to a Safe couch potato that can hardly even move, and it all started because one Foundation researcher threw his leftover junk food into a lava flow.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It does not take kindly to people refusing to submit to its demands. Even if they do give it the appropriate offerings to keep it sedate, it might reject them and go on a rampage anyway. As it turns out, junk food can even turn all-powerful volcano gods into lazy couch potatoes
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After picking up a taste for junk food, SCP-4338 starts demanding extravagant amounts of it as offerings. Unfortunately for it, it's not immune to the obesity that comes with eating large amounts of junk food, and eventually becomes too fat to leave the volcanic crater. Director Thornborrow is clearly fighting the urge to smile when reminding a near-powerless 4338 that it requested the food that was its downfall.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: By the third iteration, SCP-4338 is hardly even able to move, much less threaten people, in stark contrast with the nigh-unstoppable Keter it was in the first version. It went from destroying civilizations and terrorizing the natives to begging the Foundation for junk food and being considered for use as an industrial waste dump.
  • Jerkass Gods: 4338 was revered as a god by several civilizations, and enjoys using its powers to threaten and immolate people as well as demand tribute. Which makes its ultimate fate that much more cathartic.
  • Magma Man: A sapient mass of volcanic rock that resides inside the magma chamber of Moaha Island.
  • No Indoor Voice: Everything it says in the interview logs is in all caps. Once sufficiently weakened, it drops this trait and starts speaking normally, and in the final version it can barely even manage that.
  • Remote Body: It creates a rock-based copy of the last human leader it killed as a vessel for communicating with people. When it gains a new body, the old one shatters into volcanic glass.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As it turns out, even a powerful volcano god is susceptible to obesity. It's ultimately contained by making it too fat to do anything.
  • You Have Failed Me: If any food offering is found unacceptable by SCP-4338, it will leave its volcano via eruption, track down the leader of the nearest human social group, and destroy them before converting their body into a new avatar for itself.

    4400- 4499 
SCP-4400 - This is Not a Place of Honor
  • Deal with the Devil: Not exactly devil, but EoI-4400-Cáceres is an ontokinetic entity that can be summoned and offer information in exchange for an offering of important materials or esoteric knowledge. It gave the original summoner information on how to create nuclear weapons, and the Foundation information on the previous summoner. Its knowledge is actually pretty outdated by modern standards, so the Foundation isn't all that worried.
  • Fantastic Nuke: A near-literal example. The entity gave the old Palanquan civilization the means of creating a nuke by magical means, which functions nearly identically to a regular nuke except that it uses magic to split the atom.
  • Fictional Counterpart: SCP-4400 is a Pocket Dimension used by the real life Mayan culture of Palanque to contain SCP-4400-América, a collection of nuclear weapons constructed using anomalous means. The pocket dimension includes several pictograms implying great danger. According to Word of God, it's based on the real life "This Place is not a Place of Honor" article.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The Fantastic Nuke is furiously deconstructed by Site Director Osorio. These things must have seemed like the wrath of the gods themselves 1350 years ago, but today, they're not really all that impressive. Hell, the nuclear failsafe used by the foundation is more powerful than it. Even Cáceres, the demon that told the Mayans how to make these things. If the most powerful weapon they could conjure up is a nuclear bomb, then they're not any more dangerous than Robert Oppenheimer was.

SCP-4444 - Bush vs. Gore

  • Alien Invasion: The main threat of Al Gore winning the US Presidency is that "Garber Gore" (the alien infesting him) will be able to then call the rest of their species here and render the Earth uninhabitable through a runaway greenhouse effect.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: A near-literal case - Al Gore is infected with an Eldritch Abomination and to prevent him from winning the 2000 US Presidential election, the Foundation has a version of Jack Bright installed in the brain-dead body of George W. Bush run against him.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: The Global Occult Coalition gets increasingly confused by all of the rumors sifting out of the United States involving the Foundation's involvement in the 2000 Presidential election. Among the rumors are that Gore is "an alien, a Bigfoot, a ghost, and a ghost of an alien Bigfoot."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even for an extraterrestrial Eldritch Abomination, Garber Gore is shown to be pretty... "out there" mentally speaking, with one of its "dark spells" being it shouting "Gregarious enchant the manatee!" at the top of its lungs.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Jack Bright-as-Bush goes on a massive profanity-laden rant (albeit one that is censored) upon being stuck in the brain-dead body of George W. Bush so as to provide a threat against Gore in the 2000 US Presidential election.
  • Eldritch Abomination: "Garber Gore," an extradimensional entity that is invisible to the naked eye but appears under infrared as a long, slender, translucent, hexagonal pyramid with six triangular vents, one at the top of each of its six faces. The entity is inscribed with numerous glyphs written in an alien language, many of which glow when it is co-opting the voice of Gore. It's also a Reality Warper that can possess humans and causes a runaway greenhouse effect as a side effect of its possession when exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Epic Fail: All of the September Debate. Not only does Bright-as-Bush go completely off-script with a profanity-laced and extremely offensive speech, but the Foundation's attempts to discredit Gore by tying him into the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal (namely, by claiming that he was Clinton's lover, not Lewinsky) results in SCP-4444 casting a "dark spell" over the audience culminating in both Garber and Gore ending the debate by running straight through a nearby wall. Suffice to say, the Foundation is forced to amnestize everyone and prevent the footage from being aired.
  • Foregone Conclusion: A large part of the article's humor is seeing how both the Foundation and UIU desperately try to make sure Bush wins the election against Gore when the reader already knows the election result.
  • For Want of a Nail: The reason why SCP-4444 possessed the vice president instead of the president directly was because it misinterpreted the "vice" part of the position's name to imply superiority. And it had already co-inhabited Gore's body when it realized its mistake.
  • Godzilla Threshold: In case Gore won the election, the Foundation was prepared to cause a fatal gas leak in the Democratic headquarters to help them contain Gore and Garber.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Implied with Garber, with them acting as a Graceful Loser after their defeat in the election and letting Gore refocusing himself on preventing climate change (which would have been further exacerbated by "Garber's" species). Additionally, Garber apologizes about "casting a dark spell" during the September Debate and promises to never do so again.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Basically the entire article is watching the Foundation's hilariously bizarre attempts at containing Gore and the Eldritch Abomination infesting his mind.
  • Historical In-Joke: The (in)famous "hanging chad" situation in Florida is explained here as being due to Dr. Spanko/SCP-2337 destroying the swing votes that would've given the election to Gore.
  • Irony: Al Gore, a famous environmentalist, is infected by an extraterrestrial Eldritch Abomination whose species wipes out entire planets by essentially causing a runaway greenhouse effect by infesting the local population.
  • Literal Split Personality: Amusingly, Garber Gore's relationship with Al Gore generally seems to be closer to this than Demonic Possession, with Garber and Gore being quite civil to each other and viewing each other as friends more than anything else.
  • Lighter and Softer: As part of its Homage to the earlier articles of the site, being more focused on humor than horror. In fact, no one is actually killed off over the course of the story aside from George W. Bush's clinical brain death.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Parodied when Bright-as-Bush goes on a heavily censored Cluster F-Bomb rant after being implanted in Bush's body.
  • Noodle Incident: When the Foundation is meeting with the Unusual Incidents Unit and the Pentagon over figuring out a way to contain SCP-4444, Dr. Clef drily tells General Roland that "This won't be the first time we've fucked with your elections, bub."
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Jack Bright starts to panic when everyone else meaningfully stares at him after they all realize they need someone/something to possess George W. Bush's comatose body so as to run against Gore.
    • Sophia Light freaks out and runs to prevent the Foundation's gas leak at the Democratic headquarters once the votes from Florida come in and Bush wins the election.
  • Only Sane Man: Regional Foundation Director Sophia Light comes across as the only person with her head screwed on right throughout the election campaign.
  • Reality Warper: "Garber Gore" and the rest of their kind seem to be this, with them being able to cast "dark spells" and walk through walls (making normal Foundation containment procedures unfeasible).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Played for Laughs; When Garber is casting a "dark spell" during the September Debate, Al Gore's eyes are shown to be glowing red in a picture taken by the Foundation.
  • Refuge in Audacity: UIU Agent Montoya is able to keep the Global Occult Coalition from butting in on the UIU and Foundation's attempts at containing Gore by telling most of what's going on to GOC General Noriega, phrasing most of it as so over-the-top that it just leaves the GOC more confused than anything else.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As the September Debate goes increasingly Off the Rails, Garber and Gore both end the debate by running straight through a nearby wall.
  • Spanner in the Works: Dr. Spanko is all but stated to be the reason why Bush won the election since he destroyed the "hanging chad" votes in Florida.
  • Take a Third Option: The article uses the Esoteric Class of "Ticonderoga" to refer to the unique situation surrounding the containment of the entity within Al Gore.
  • Tempting Fate: Subverted; The above-mentioned "Star Wars" rumor is rejected since the Foundation deems it too similar to the actual situation involving Gore and thus provides more of a potential security risk.
  • Toilet Humor: Because Bush's body is brain-dead when Bright possesses him, he can't even go to the restroom without extensive outside help.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Al Gore seems to take being partly possessed by an Eldritch Abomination in absolute stride.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: While there is nothing the Foundation could exactly do to stop SCP-4444's species should they decide to invade Earth en mass, they are given a chance to fight against it by SCP-4444 fully admitting that their species refuses to invade planets until one of them co-inhabits the planet's leader so as to ensure that they would not be impeded.
  • Word-Salad Humor: Most of "Garber Gore's" dialogue when co-opting Al Gore's mouth to speak is nothing but hilarious-sounding nonsense.

SCP-4481 - A Casualty of the Single Worst Astronautical Disaster in History

  • Alternate History: SCP-4481 came from a different timeline, relatively similar to ours aside from a handful differences. Emblems of the United States flag have 41 stars, the near-extinct Gros Michel cultivar of bananas are commercially available as dried slices, and NASA permitted Big Bird to go on the space shuttle for a publicity stunt.
  • Body Horror: The remains of the crew have been virtually liquefied, viscera and bone shards held together by burnt skin. SCP-4481-A's autopsy was inconclusive on whether it's fragmented remains of the skull or not that are now around the heart.
  • Driven to Suicide: The Foundation found SCP-4481-A attempting to drown itself, pleading for death due to the extent of its injuries. Ultimately, Big Bird succeeded in ending his suffering before the Foundation could secure the wreckage.
  • Electronic Eyes: The Big Bird suit's heterochromatic eyes have cameras hidden inside them. Despite being thrown into a different timeline, for a year its recordings were being received by an unknown individual in Boston.
  • Human Resources: Analysis of the spacesuits reveal that they are biologically human in nature.
  • Made of Bologna: Autopsies of the crew found that they had no skeletons or intact muscle structures.
    Several pieces of soft tissue, believed to be organs, were found in a soup of fluid— mostly blood and sweat —at the lowest point of the thoracic cavity.
  • Palette Swap: The Excelsior has a largely black paint job instead of NASA's traditional white, and Big Bird's feathers are white and blue instead of bright yellow.
  • Shout-Out: Inspired by the YouTuber Sam O'Nella Academy, the article is full of references to topics discussed in his videos.
    • Big Bird almost was sent on board the Challenger, a fact that warranted Sam to give a "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer in his "Animals In Space" video, which the title of the SCP quotes.
    • A dead rhesus macaque was fused to its cage, a nod to all the Alberts "turned into a fine pink mist" in the Space Race.
    • Gros Michel bananas are commonplace in SCP-4481's timeline instead of the iconic Cavendish variety (the latter heavily discussed in "Why Produce Used to Suck" and "The Banana Republics")
  • Sole Survivor: Big Bird/SCP-4481-A was the only crew member the Foundation found upon searching the flooded wreckage, although he didn't last for long.

SCP-4498 - The Plurality of Jack Bright

  • Animal Religion: Every living being on the site was affected, including animals. Kevin Fant-Bright appears to have formed a religion with a bunch of rat-Brights that worship the Great Jack and the dirty down below.
  • Cloning Blues: Downplayed. While they don't have a problem with all being the same person, they're all very insistent that they're all Jack Bright, and so each of the copies want Jack's amulet.
  • Flanderization: Played for Laughs with the Bright copies, with the original Bright even complaining about their increasing number of eccentricities. Hand Waved In-Universe as being due to the anomaly that imprinted Bright's personality on everyone, with the Bright personalities eventually "decaying" over time at varying rates until the original person's personality would return.
  • Groin Attack: Both Kiryu-Bright and Clef-Bright had these intentions, towards the original Bright and Troy Lament respectively.
  • Impersonation Gambit: Clef-Bright was not affected by the incident, having been delayed and arrived at the site shortly after. He just played along because he thought it was hilarious.
  • Me's a Crowd: The whole point of the SCP is that Bright's amulet, the one that copies his consciousness onto whoever's wearing it, has somehow afflicted everyone in an entire foundation site.
  • Oh, Crap!: Sophia Light when she realizes that Mann and his entire entourage is probably trapped at Site-53 with all the Brights.
    Dir. Light: Fuck.
  • Only Sane Man: Both Sophia Light and the original Jack Bright come across as some of the only people trying to keep their heads together during the whole disaster.
  • Other Me Annoys Me: The original Jack Bright doesn't get along well at all with his numerous copies. Oddly averted within the Bright copies themselves, who all get along quite well.
  • Pirate Girl: Kiryu-Bright declares herself a pirate queen, and her faction very much acts the part, even building a makeshift pirate ship out of a tank they found.
  • Troll: After the whole mess is over with, it's revealed that Clef was only playing along with the other Brights since he found the whole situation hysterical.

    4500- 4599 
SCP-4500 - Socratic Containment Procedures
  • Badass Bookworm: Scholar Zeus (yes, that one), assigned to the containment of Gold-threat item Omega Omega Omega (better known as Typhon) via subjugation with lightning bolts.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Scholar Herakles was assigned to the containment of Gold-threat objects due to causing the death of a fellow scholar. Twelve of them, presumably.
  • Eldritch Location: SCP-4500 is a philosophical ideal, that takes the form of a location one can access by contemplating SCP-4500-1, an abstract concept. Once accessed, it's a pretty normal facility, though every room is different, believed to be because there is only one ideal for "Room", but adding details makes them distinct. Each room contains a conversation that describes the threat intended to be contained.
  • Expospeak Gag: Once you get past the idea of a place being an abstract concept, you get a description of several records. The joke is that underneath the flowery language these documents are use the format of SCP containment documents, and the objects they are containing come from Greek myth and philosophy. For example, Pandora's Box...err, jar is the equivalent of Safe-class, Tryphon is Keter, and after killing another scholar in his recklessness Herakles was put on Keter duty.
  • Extranormal Institute: A Classical Mythology version of the Foundation, in the form of a Platonic ideal that can be physically interacted with. As Platonic idealism states that everything in reality is an imperfect version of an immutable ideal, it's implied that SCP-4500 is therefore the "ideal" represented by the Foundation itself, as all dialogues in SCP-4500 follow the general formatting used by SCP articles and even have their own analogous object class system (Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Heroes as analogues for Neutralized, Safe, Euclid, Keter, and Thaumiel respectively).
  • Mind Screw: Item Pi Upsilon Theta (threat of Silver) refers to a concept discovered by one Scholar Pythagoras, an Emanatory Ideal that can cause severe distress during initial exposure. As anyone first exposed to the concept of irrational numbers can attest. It is an obvious reference to SCP-033.
  • Public Domain Artifact: Pandora's box was contained within SCP-4500, designated as Pi Alpha Nu, and considered the threat of iron.

SCP-4503 - The Infinite Pasta Pot

  • The Bus Came Back: The pasta pot was initially SCP-503 before being removed from the mainlist and archived. Later, it was reassigned to 4503, making it the first archived object to be returned to the mainlist.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: It's a pot that churns out pasta. It's classified Safe... being considered for an upgrade to Keter because of what happened the last time it was left on for too long. Additionally, attempts to create new activation phrases for different kinds of pasta also led to a few of them generating [DATA EXPUNGED] instead.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: 4503 responds to certain phrases to generate different kinds of pasta. Turning it off requires the same phrase with the addition of [DATA EXPUNGED].
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a pot that generates an infinite supply of pasta while active.
  • Magic Cauldron: Just the one used in Strega Nona.
  • Mundane Utility: Unsurprisingly, it's used to provide lunch at its containment site, although some personnel admit to getting sick of pasta.

    4600- 4699 
SCP-4645 - Blackmailing Computer
  • Body Surf: The computer can just jump to a new terminal when its physical body is ruined.
  • Evil Is Petty: Justified. The computer is starting its threats at minor inconveniences and gradually getting more extreme to see what threats are terrible enough that the foundation will concede.
  • It Can Think: One researcher hypothesizes that the computer is learning with each threat, gradually making them more extreme until it finds out the line where the foundation will give in to its demands rather than face the consequences.
  • Logical Weakness: As a sentient being, the computer is vulnerable to certain info-hazards. It is set back to harmless by wiping its memories of the small threats that failed to work. So it starts over from the beginning.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: The computer's threats start out as very minor inconveniences that are near indistinguishable from mundane bad luck, like everyone stubbing their toe one day. Then, the computer's threats become more extreme as time goes on, with one researcher claiming it may be able to cause k-class scenarios in a year.

SCP-4666 - The Yule Man

  • And I Must Scream: The "survivor" had her lips sewn shut. Even with the thread removed, she could only speak rudimentary Russian and some other language the Foundation didn't recognize.
  • Bad Santa: A combination of the worst parts of Santa and Krampus. It kidnaps children, forces them to make toys (out of other children), and ritualistically kills families.
  • Beneath the Earth: SCP-4666's lair and sweatshop are presumably located somewhere deep in the planet's crust, according to the only survivor of its attacks who ended up mutilated into a crude life-sized doll.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: It usually torture-murders families and forces the youngest members of them into slavery somewhere, but sometimes it does absolutely nothing other than giving gifts (albeit incredibly macabre ones made out of people). The gift recipients presumably qualified as "nice" according to whatever criteria that it uses to judge the people that it stalks.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The Yule Man gruesomely tortures its victims in drawn-out, ritualistic ways before murdering them. Each member of a given family is tortured in the same way, but different families get different treatment. The Yule Man also makes sure that its victims are killed in view of each other.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The families the Yule Man targets suffer this, being murdered after protracted and horrible torture.
  • Don't You Like It?: In 15% of instances, SCP-4666 doesn't kidnap the child and torture their family in horrible ways, but instead gives them a "gift." These 4666-A instances include a drum made from human skin and tendons, a knife made from bone, a "doll" (see the Nightmare Fuel tab for further details on that) and a ball made from a head wrapped in even more human skin. All of these raw materials came from children, by the way.
  • Evil Old Folks: The Yule Man physically resembles an emaciated elderly man and is, at the very least, thousands of years old.
  • Eye Scream: Ekaterina Morozova (the only known survivor of SCP-4666, designated SCP-4666-A-0960) had her eyes removed and replaced with crudely painted pebbles.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: For some reason, the Yule Man goes naked at all times, even in snow and especially when attacking people. It's as squicky as it sounds.
  • Gorn: One of the most brutal and graphically violent entries on the site, and that's saying a lot.
  • Hate Sink: Not only is it an abominable, depraved perversion of a beloved holiday figure, but an honest-to-God sadistic murderer who torments and kills people in horrifying ways, even by SCP standards. All its horrific deeds make it far too vile to fall under Evil Is Cool or Love to Hate, and worst of all, the Foundation has no real way to contain this thing.
  • Human Resources: It uses the body parts of children to make grotesque "toys", such as a hairbrush with teeth instead of bristles or a ball made from a toddler's head wrapped in 19 layers of skin.
  • Human Sacrifice: SCP-4666's murders are always done in a ritualistic fashion. This opens up the possibility that the being may be an ancient deity from a time when human sacrifice was common or a servant of such deities.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: According to the only known survivor, consumption is one of the punishments for children who don't make enough toys, alongside being beaten or burned by SCP-4666. The other is worse.
  • Invincible Boogeymen: It can't be stopped, it can't be fought, and to date, none of the Foundation's teams have succeeded in catching up with it yet; for good measure, the Yule Man prefers attacking isolated rural locations in the dead of night, meaning that there's nobody around to help you. If you're a member of the family targeted, the only thing you can do is run... and that's only worked once.
  • Nightmarish Factory: The Yule Man forces children to make toys (from other children) in a pretty awful sweatshop.
  • Number of the Beast: Part of its SCP designation number. It couldn't be more appropriate.
  • Religious Horror: Of the Pagan variety, being heavily inspired by many of the ancient European deities that helped create what modern society would recognize as Santa Claus.
  • Sadist: Whilst he never speaks, his actions display a clear sadistic streak, best shown in his treatment of the children he enslaves, forcing the kidnapped children to build his horrible toys, punishing them by mutilation or death if they try to rest.
  • Santabomination: A given, since it's a kidnapping supernatural stalker/murderer that gives gifts to the few families it spares.
  • Serial Killer: Ultimately what this thing is, with or without the anomalous elements. It ritualistically tortures and kills families, kidnaps and takes children as slaves, and makes "toys" out of the remains of its victims. On top of that, it was even partially inspired by the Real Life Hinterkaifeck murder case.
  • Time Abyss: The Yule Man has been active for a long time. The earliest report in the article dates back to the late 1400s.
  • Would Hurt a Child: SCP-4666 mostly tortures them to death, but takes one from each family as a slave to make toys out of human remains. Any child who also fails to make enough toys is used as raw materials.

SCP-4669 - Nuestra Señora de la Revolución Popular/"Ms. Zapatista"

  • Ambiguously Evil: The story becomes increasingly ambiguous on whether or not Ms. Zapatista is actually wrong to pursue her revolution.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Ms. Zapatista is basically a physical avatar created by Gamers Against Weed that embodies Communism.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: Being that Ms. Zapatista is essentially the Anthropomorphic Personification of Communism, both her and her followers fervently believe this.
  • Commie Land: The Third World is slowly becoming this under Ms. Zapatista's influence.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Jude Kryiot (a.k.a. "bluntfiend"), The Leader of Gamers Against Weed, is initially horrified by Ms. Zapatista's body count, but turns around to her way of thinking by the article's end, even delivering a Badass Boast to the Foundation when he goes to join her revolution.
    Jude Kryiot: Sometimes, you have to fight. Sometimes, you don't get the luxury of non-violence. I will never take another life myself. But I will aid her, and I will aid them, in any way I can, for as long as I can. There's always a place, however small, in the revolution for a pacifist. Especially a motherfucker of my esteemed abilities.
  • Compelling Voice: Ms. Zapatista (supposedly) has this ability, being able to convince others through her voice to join her worldwide revolution. In reality, she's just a really good orator whose only real anomalous factors are her Complete Immortality and ability to instill a clearer awareness of capitalism's flaws in her listeners.
  • Easily Forgiven: SCP-4669 shrugs off Jude Kryiot and Gamers Against Weed initially selling her out to the Foundation, claiming to her interviewer that "I lived long before them, pendejo." Then, it turns out the whole thing was an elaborate plan to nab lots of anomalous materials and recruit many Foundation assets to the revolution.
  • The Hecate Sisters: SCP-4669 describes herself as being all three, having been formed by Gamers Against Weed with a union of three different women's souls and the "spirit of the worker's revolution." She also derisively points out that most men who meet her either want to have sex with her or be mothered by her.
  • Kill 'Em All: The O5 Council has decided that it's just easier to kill everyone affected by SCP-4669, since containment is impossible at this point and no method of reversing the effect has been found. The lone dissenting vote is heavily-implied to be turning around to her point of view.
  • Lack of Empathy: The only real defense against the effect she manifests is to have a very low capacity for empathizing with others. Dr. Garcia, after joining with SCP-4669 and her revolution, isn't surprised when one of his colleagues, who is apparently a very right-wing person, scored low enough on the Foundation's empathy scale to stay on the project, when he is recaptured.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Gamers Against Weed throwing their weight behind SCP-4669 and pledging loyalty to her revolution comes as a major surprise to the Foundation, who then proceed to order all known G.A.W. members to be killed on sight.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Credit where credit is due, the interviews show that Ms. Zapatista truly is a great orator.
  • Meaningful Name: Ms. Zapatista takes her name from the "Zapatista Army of National Liberation," a left-wing libertarian-socialist political/militant group that still control a large amount of Chiapas in southern Mexico.
  • Next Sunday A.D.: This SCP is set sometime after the 2020s, being that Elon Musk's death in 2026 is mentioned as having been caused by SCP-4669.
  • No Place for Me There: Jude Kryiot, having long since crossed the Despair Event Horizon, has thrown himself and the rest of G.A.W. in with Ms. Zapatista's revolution by the end of the article when he comes to this conclusion.
    Jude Kryiot: When I die, I will kneel in front of St. Peter. I'm not about to apologize for my actions. I won't tell him that I'm sorry for allowing blood to be spilled. I will ask him to understand. Maybe God will listen to me. I hope He listens to me.
    No one should ever go hungry. No one should die in the cold when homes lay empty. No one should ever have to suffer needlessly again.
    And if one hundred rich men have to die for this to happen? I won't mourn.
    Ms. Zapatista has sparked the fire inside of me. Maybe it's time to let it out. We'll see.
    I will pray for you. I know you won't pray for me.
    * No-Sell: Ms Zapatista's oration effects cannot be truly removed with amnestics. The memory fades, but the insights imparted remain.
  • Not Brainwashed: Ms Zapatista's voice doesn't actually brainwash anyone - Rather, it just makes people more aware of the nigh-endless suffering caused by capitalism and inspires them to revolt against their oppressors.
  • Poirot Speak: Ms. Zapatista's conversation is sprinkled with Spanish whenever she talks to others.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: SCP-4669's eloquent dialogue is often shown interspersed with casual curse words and the like.
  • Take That!: Elon Musk is mentioned as having been killed by SCP-4669, and no one really sheds tears over his death, with even bluntfiend (who was initially a strong opponent of Ms. Zapatista) dismissively calling him "that Afrikaaner piece of shit."
  • Take Over the World: Ms. Zapatista's (and now, by extension, Gamers Against Weed's) ultimate plan is to implement a global Communist revolution.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In this SCP, Gamers Against Weed have essentially thrown their aid in on Ms. Zapatista's side, becoming much more involved in the anomalous world.
  • Villain Has a Point: Ms. Zapatista's many criticisms about the corruption of capitalism are accurate to a certain extent, and the Foundation even notes at one point that the only reason they're fighting her socialist revolution is because of it being supposedly sparked by her anomalous nature.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ms. Zapatista and Gamers Against Weed are now dedicated to overthrowing Western hegemony and bringing about a worldwide socialist revolution, no matter the cost.

    4700- 4799 
SCP-4715 - A Demon Born of War
  • Animalistic Abomination: Beyond its regenerative and size-shifting abilities, SCP-4715 has existed since at least the ice age and does not require nutrition or water to survive.
  • Blood Knight: SCP-4715's personality summed up. All it is interested in is engaging in violence and drawing others into conflict.
  • The Empath: Related to its Sizeshifter abilities, SCP-4715 is able to detect when people and intelligent beings in its area have hostile intentions.
  • Forever War: Implied to be its motive due to, when alone, it intentionally goading and driving people it finds into conflict.
  • Healing Factor: While difficult, it is possible to harm SCP-4715. The problem is that it will never stay injured, quickly regenerating from any wounds due to its indestructible skull and spinal column.
  • It Can Think: In a sense. Left alone it will behave no different to any other animal, but it has been seen to use weapons and to actively draw more people into situations of conflict.
  • The Juggernaut: Due to a combination of its strength, ferocity and nigh invulnerability.
  • Kaiju: The upper limit for SCP-4715's Size Shifting is currently believed to be 24 metres tall, but no one really knows how big it could get.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: As if shrugging off gunfire, explosions and fire weren't enough, SCP-4715 isn't even phased by poisons and chemicals, with the exception of eye and nose irritants.
  • Size Shifting: Tied into its empathic abilities, SCP-4715 grows larger based on the number of people and creatures around it with hostile intentions, as well as the intensity of these feelings. Ancient murals show it reaching kaiju proportions.
  • Super Strength: While not specified to what extent, SCP-4715 is described as possessing "exceptional strength."
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Can be driven off by pepper spray. This is implied to be due to pepper spray being a non-lethal deterrent used to avoid excessive conflict.
  • Weird Historical War: SCP-4715 first came into the world during one of these waged between SCP-1000 and the Fae during the ice age.

SCP-4730 - Earth, Crucified

  • Apocalypse Cult: Apparently one exists out of prisoners SCP-4730 takes from other worlds. SCP-4730 allows them to exist due to the iconography the cult creates being somehow important to their containment efforts.
  • Apocalypse How: An SCP-4730-3 instance freely admits that they are more than willing to trigger these on Earths that sufficiently resist them. This is accomplished by either deliberately releasing the anomalies that that Earth is currently containing or introducing new anomalies from other Earths into that universe.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Earths that are contained by SCP-4730 are stripped of their natural resources by countless cross-like mining devices.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: An SCP-4730-3 instance claims that they have mastered containing god-like entities by dumping them into blank regions of space called "Nowhere".
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Despite referring to itself as "The Greater Foundation," SCP-4730 is considered an extremely dangerous and hostile SCP by the Foundation. Likewise, SCP-4730 regards the worlds it finds with anomalies to be in need of containment.
  • Planet Looters: When SCP-4730 finds an Earth with sufficiently dangerous anomalies it sets up cross-like mining devices across the planet, essentially stripping the planet bare.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: SCP-4730 claims it has the same goals as the Foundation, but expanded towards the multiverse and takes it to a gratuitous conclusion. The multitude of dead worlds and regions of space rendered blank in its wake, however, makes the Foundation conclude that it is more of a Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist.

    4800- 4899 
SCP-4831- There Are Innocent People on Death Row
  • Adult Fear: SCP-4831-1, aka Tucker, simply used the bathroom after shutting the door behind him. His situation is a ramped up version of being trapped in a room in your own house because something is wrong with the door. Mrs. Miles also has to deal with her son being trapped in a room she can't help him out of and possibly slowly losing his mind and there's nothing she can do to help him.
  • And I Must Scream: SCP-4831-1, aka Tucker Miles, is a 17-year-old boy who is trapped in his inexplicably indestructible bathroom.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Tucker hits this when the fire department fails to free him with an axe and never quite recovers, fully convinced that he'll spend the rest of his life trapped in the bathroom. The next transcript goes in deeper on this, and it's heartwrenching.
    Mrs. Miles: Please, calm down…
    SCP-4831-1: I can't, Momma. I just can't. I was so happy! I was so happy. I'm going to fucking die in this bathroom. I'm never going to see you again. I can't calm down! Get me out of here! I don't want to die in here!
  • Undying Loyalty: Mrs. Miles resolves to stay by Tucker's door "until the day she dies", so that her son doesn't have to go through all this alone.

SCP-4840- The Demon Lancelot and the Flying City of Audapaupadopolis

Tropes applying to SCP-4840-A

  • Cain and Abel and Seth: -A's tale talks about how Adam el Asem's crown was coveted by his sons, two of which tried to take it by force, while the third (and most beloved) stole it in the night. In the end, -A reveals that he was once Seth, but feels undeserving of the name.
  • Creation Myth: He tells one for the entire Foundationverse, detailing how creation was made by IS and IS NOT, the two truths of reality.
  • Passing the Torch: He is old and dying, but he knows the great Profanities of the fae are coming soon, and they bring hell with them. He tells the Foundation what he knows in the hopes that they will protect the world once he's gone.
  • Start of Darkness: In his tale, Adam el Asem was a good king until he took an iron crown from the heavens and declared himself king of all creation, infected with the first vice of envy. -A holds himself personally responsible for this, as he had, as a child, asked his father for a star, and his father reached out and plucked out one in the shape of an iron crown...
  • Time Abyss: The man is impossibly old, having been around since the very universe was young. He eventually reveals that he is the son of Adam el Asem, the first king of men.

SCP-4882 - Coordinated Universal Time

  • Dramatic Irony: Most of the people involved don't realize that leap seconds are what's stopping the Broken God from being rebuilt. This leads to the Foundation's downfall.
  • Meaningful Name: The article number references SCP-882, the heart of Mekhane.
  • Pieces of God: In this case, every electronic device is a piece.
  • Spiritual Antithesis: Both TwistedGears-Kaktus' Proposal and SCP-4882 deal with the Broken God being rebuilt. But while TG-K's is mechanical, built by a small group of followers, and destroyed by physical force; SCP-4882's is electronic, built by technological society as a whole, and kept at bay by diplomacy. And where TG-K ends on a denouement, SCP-4882 ends on a cliffhanger.

SCP-4885 - Find Him

  • Bilingual Bonus: Procedure Invenient Eum is Latin for - you guessed it - "find him."
  • Brown Note: Becoming aware of its location means you trigger its infohazardous properties, wherein it kills you and basically turns you into a human Where's Wally page.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: When someone learns of its location, it'll teleport inside of them and emerge from their throat, killing them instantly by destroying their organs and bones in the process. As if that weren't enough, their carcass also gets covered in yellow gunge that gives way to Where's Wally? illustrations coating their skin, and those bodies also share the same properties as SCP-4885 itself - being aware of the corpses' location also means you get turned into a human-shaped Where's Wally page too, and so on and so forth.
  • Disaster Dominoes: When it was first found, it assaulted a Mobile Task Force team after killing one of them when they found it in the basement of a wooden house they were hunting another anomaly in. One of them broadcast their location to a nearby site in hopes of getting help. You can see where this went next.
  • Eyeless Face: The entity has no eyes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After SCP-4885's attack, a lead researcher establishes Location i and a series of AI algorithms designed to help all automated machines track down SCP-4885-1 instances to hopefully end its reign of terror. However, this means that he knows where SCP-4885 is, so he supposedly ends up its last victim before he can hide away in a place where he himself can't be found.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It can dislocate and relocate all of its joints at will and it can become almost amorphous during the process, allowing it to squeeze into any space it wants. Furthermore, it is also able to instantly teleport across vast distances to track down potentially any human on the planet to kill them brutally if they ever find out where it is. And it also resembles Wally/Waldo, but has pale skin and an Eyeless Face.
  • Kill It Through Its Stomach: How SCP-4885 disposes of anyone who becomes aware of its location. Not only that, it just violently and agonizingly rips its way out through their throat and obliterates their innards doing so.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: SCP-4885 has the innate ability to sense if anyone becomes aware of its whereabouts at any moment, but this doesn't apply if the name of its location is too vague, like "Planet Earth" or "China."
  • Speak of the Devil: A variation. You can describe SCP-4885's physical appearance and what it does and nothing will happen. But the second you get a single clue of what its current location may be, even when limited to the name of said location... well, that's when things get yucky.

SCP-4890 - Dr. Wondertainment's Guide To History

  • Artistic License – History: In-Universe, with "Dr. Papertainment's" recaps of history often going off on bizarre rants that aren't accurate to the mentioned events. For example, Dr. Papertainment claims that 57 people died aboard the Hindenberg and not the historical body count of 36, with the additional casualties having been clowns that had hidden aboard the blimp to avoid paying ticket fare.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: When asked to describe the assassination of Julius Caesar, Dr. Papertainment instead claimed Caesar survived and established several businesses and properties bearing his name, like Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and Little Caesar's Pizza.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Dr. Papertainment, the host of SCP-4890, will often go off on odd tangents when attempting to describe historical events, and that's even when his details aren't just wrong half the time (like his claim that some dinosaurs were clowns that used jokes to track their prey).
  • Continuity Nod: Many previous SCPs are mentioned during Dr. Papertainment's "recaps" of history.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he gives a relatively accurate description on how the ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids of Giza (his only deviation from history is how the ancient Egyptians used genetically engineered giants to help move some blocks), he briefly snarks "Better than saying it was aliens, right?"
  • Historical In-Joke: Dr. Papertainment claims that the Library of Alexandria was accidentally burned down by a member of the Serpent's Hand smoking inside.
  • Literal-Minded: According to Dr. Papertainment, the Boston Tea Party was a literal tea party, and the only reason the colonists dumped tea into the harbor was so a whale that was present could also have some tea to drink.
  • Master of Illusion: When SCP-4980 (a children's pop-up book) is opened in an interior space, Dr. Papertainment will materialize in front of the SCP, and the surrounding area will drastically alter to depict whatever historical event he is asked questions about. The effect immediately ends when the reader either closes the book or leaves the room where SCP-4890 is active.
  • Product Placement: Another In-Universe example, with Dr. Papertainment clearly trying to plug SCP-1689 as much as he possibly can when told to depict the creation of the universe.

    4900- 4999 
SCP-4918- Bergentruckung
  • Action Politician: After everything he's done in his life, Frederick I decides to take on the appellation of Frederick Bismarck, and becomes a member of the EU Parliament.
  • The Bard: SCP-4918-3 comes off as this, trying to relieve the suffering or mitigate the damage of those affected by the war and the 1918 flu pandemic using music as opposed to actively participating in combat.
  • Can't Refuse the Call Anymore: Frederick implies that at least some of the SCP-4918 instances were forced awake in order to aid in the war effort; in particular, he found all of the ravens on the mountain he was sleeping under were shot dead by German bullets.
  • Complete Immortality: All SCP-4918 instances possess this, being completely immune to aging, disease, and injury.
  • Heroic BSoD: Poor Fionn Mac Cumhaill goes through this the worst of the four, outright refusing to answer the call of the Dord Fiann if it's blown again, due to the horrors he witnessed during the First World War.
  • Historical In-Joke: A soldier named John befriends SCP-4918-1 (King Arthur), who gets him an interest in Early English literature. John recounts this in a letter to his wife, Edith. It's fairly easy to piece together that this John is, in fact, J. R. R. Tolkien. Not only that, but Tolkein's predecessor at Oxford, Arthur Napier, acts as a translator for Arthur when he first wakes up.
  • King in the Mountain: Depicts four figures that are considered "Sleeping Hero" myths— King Arthur, Fionn Mac Cumhail, Vainamoinnen, and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor— awakening in World War I. "Bergentruckung" is even the German word for such legends.
  • The Stinger: Frederick I says that not only are there more Bergentruckung other than the four of them, but he accidentally lets it slip that Sir Francis Drake is among them.
  • War Is Hell: All of the SCP-4918 instances are used to glorious battles with less murky morals, only to be brought back during a time when Europe was, as the Lady of the Lake puts it, a "Charnel House".

SCP-4950 - Triple Six Five Forked Tongue/"The Archon Lord"

  • Apocalypse Cult: "The People of the Lie," a small group originating as some online gamer buddies before getting into the occult.
  • Becoming the Mask: A hilarious variant - The brief excerpt we get from SCP-4950 implies that the weird way that its cult were trying to summon it (namely, through Fortnite, of all things) has made it become influenced by that game in how it acts.
    SCP-4950: invoked Wh... wh... where... where we... where we dropping, boys?
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The People of the Lie quickly realized that their faith was the main component in testing whether or not their rituals would work. Notably, they had previously succeeded in summoning an actual demon when the ritual was just them playing Warhammer 40,000.
  • Human Sacrifice: The Archon Lord's ritual requires this in the number of millions just to get it to arrive. However, the People of the Lie realized that in-game avatars for a video game can technically count as a human.
  • Eldritch Abomination: "The Archon Lord," the central figure of the religion practiced by the People of the Lie.
  • Loophole Abuse: As the People of the Lie realized, humans dying in the name of the Archon Lord don't have to be physical humans, and so they set up guilds online where people would kill each other in the name of their god.
  • Post Modern Magick: invoked The summoning ritual for the Archon Lord required the death of several million humans for it to be summoned. Getting around this problem, the People of the Lie set up online guilds in Fortnite where people would shout "Blood for the Blood God!" as they killed each other, with their pseudo-belief and the death of virtual humans being used to aid the ritual. They also had an amiibo hooked into their gaming computer so as to serve as an avatar that their god would emerge from when the ritual was finished.
  • Reality Ensues: The ritual to summon the Archon Lord requires millions of humans to be sacrificed in the god's name. As the People of the Lie are both a very small Apocalypse Cult and want to keep a low profile, they clearly had to find loopholes around this hurdle.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Played for Laughs, with the People of the Lie's bizarre ritual utterly failing despite all the hard work they put into it.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: SCP-4950 (the Archon Lord) is successfully contained within an automated exorcism pentagram system around the computer monitor it was trying to emerge out of.
  • Spanner in the Works: The People of the Lie's Loophole Abuse-laden plan to summon their god almost worked, but the weaknesses of modern computers and technology caused the ritual to fail halfway.

SCP-4960 - Why the Foundation Funded a Hentai to Awaken a Sumerian Love Goddess (OR: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kedesh-Nanaya)/"Kedesh-Nanaya"

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: People masturbating to Kedesh-Nanaya's image (referred to In-Universe as "Procedure 166-Anahita") is literally the goddess' form of sustenance.
  • Been There, Shaped History:
    • Parodied, with the Foundation having literally created hentai based on Kedesh-Nanaya so as to keep her active as a valuable Foundation asset.
    • Played straight when it's revealed that SCP-4960 first instructed Abernathy on how to find the Garden of Eden, which eventually led to him encountering the Gate Guardian and formally creating the SCP Foundation.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: It can be hard at times to remember that despite being a fertility goddess dependent on people masturbating to her to stay conscious, she's both a highly valuable Foundation asset and...well, a goddess.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Unless Procedure 166-Anahita is regularly preformed, Kedesh-Nanaya falls into a deep slumber and becomes inactive.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Kedesh-Nanaya doesn't actually display that much in terms of godlike power or the like. However, she's shown to be exceptionally intelligent, and her lending just some of her vast knowledge of the occult and countless magical practices is explained as being the main reason why the Foundation has become so successful in the modern-day.
  • Hidden Depths: Abernathy slowly realizes over the course of his letters that Kedesh-Nanaya likely sealed herself away on purpose millennia ago so as to avoid having her cult merged with Ishtar's, and it's more than likely that the entire reason she's helping the Foundation is that their veneration of her and tendency to contain godlike entities (the latter explicitly used as a rationale for considering the organization as a "god" in its own right) has essentially given her an entire new cult of worshipers to enjoy and a new virtual pantheon to head. All of this helps show that she might be a lot more manipulative and cunning than she may first seem.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kedesh" was the name of an ancient and now abandoned Canaanite city found in modern-day Israel, while "Nanaya" was an ancient goddess of sexuality and warfare worshiped by the Sumerians and Akkadians before her worship was merged into that of the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Repeatedly lampshaded In-Universe. Heck, it's practically parodied with the absurdly blatant case of Male Gaze in her article's description:
    "SCP-4960 manifests as a buxom woman of average height and curvaceous build, with ample breasts, firm buttocks, and shapely legs. Her skin tone is coppery and without blemish, save for a small Beauty Mark on her upper lip. Her sleek, black hair falls to below her hips, and shimmers blue-black like a raven's wing. SCP-4960 generally prefers to go nude in her chambers, although she is fond of wearing finely wrought gold jewelry and diaphanous robes cut to emphasize her voluptuous figure."
  • Nice Girl: All jokes about her being a fertility goddess aside, Kedesh-Nanaya is shown to be a remarkably pleasant person who seems to be perfectly happy to help the Foundation with her arcane knowledge. In a Cosmic Horror Story like the Foundationverse, this comes across as all the more remarkable. However, it's implied that she might secretly have ulterior motives, being that she's now essentially the Foundation's goddess because of how important she's become to the organization as a whole.
  • Our Gods Are Greater: Apparently, they (or, at the very least, their earthly manifestations/avatars) depend on people performing rituals in their name in order to be more active than a vegetable.
  • Pals with Jesus: An interesting variation. As Abernathy notes, the ancient Mesopotamians viewed their monarchy as a "divine mandate," with the king being a vessel through which gods could speak to humanity. Furthermore, the consort of a goddess would also be considered to have a divine mandate. Thusly, Abernathy theorizes that at least part of the Foundation's meteoric rise in power is the result of the entire organization being the "beloved" of Kedesh-Nanaya.
  • Post Modern Magick: The Foundation eventually realized that Procedure 166-Anahita doesn't need to be conducted in-person with the goddess for it to work, just to an image of the goddess' likeness. As such, they've disseminated numerous images of her online along with even funding hentai & visual novels that star her likeness so that more people will masturbate to her and the Foundation doesn't need to do as much work.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Kedesh-Nanaya was originally buried in a crypt in what is now northern Syria when she was discovered by European archaeologists in 1921.
  • Serious Business: Kedesh-Nanaya's continued assistance to the Foundation is seen as so important that the Foundation has literally funded hentai with depictions of her as the main star just so more people will masturbate to her image and keep her active for longer periods of time.
  • Sex Goddess: A literal one, Kedesh-Nanaya is specifically described as being a "Bronze Age sex and fertility goddess of beauty, carnal pleasure, and erotic femininity." There's an entire erotic balbale singing praises to her sexual prowess.
  • Stylistic Suck: The physical description given of Kedesh-Nanaya on the main article page is full of ridiculous Purple Prose and downright cringe-worthy detail concerning the description of the female form. Amusingly enough, most of the Foundation's staff doesn't seem to like it any better, but keep it since it's also a form of "workship".
  • Revision: Of a sorts. This SCP is described as being one of the oldest SCPs the Foundation has ever contained and one which has stayed in containment for the longest period of time. In fact, it appears that she was "contained" even before the Foundation truly existed in its current form (back when it was known as "the Secret Society for Cultural Preservation").
  • Time Abyss: Kedesh-Nanaya is a pretty obvious example, what with her being a goddess that was first worshiped during the Bronze Age and all. In fact, the erotic balbale found in her resting place all but states that she was first worshiped in ancient Mesopotamia.

SCP-4966 - Tubbioca: Devourer of Souls, Consumer of Secrets, Lord of Munchies

  • All Animals Are Dogs: It behaves like a cat.
  • Big Eater: It can devour a corpse of any size, and once successfully ate a dead blue whale without apparent effort.
  • Living Toys: SCP-4966 is an animate stuffed toy similar in shape to a Disney Tsum Tsum.
  • The Needless: Shows no apparent need to eat, drink, or breathe, although it will imitate these actions if another entity is doing the same.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Biscuits, or as it calls them, "munchies".

SCP-4975 - Time's Up

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Its cervical vertebrae are not interconnected, allowing it to continuously rotate them one at a time to produce its trademark clicking sound.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Skirts the line between this and Humanoid Abomination—it's a predatory being with the unusual property of being able to exist in two places at once and its physical form resembles a twisted parody of a bird.
  • Astral Projection: It can project an image of itself at range only visible to its designated victim, which is still capable of attacking and eating it. As such the Foundation is considering an upgrade to Keter.
  • The Croc Is Ticking: While stalking prey, it produces a continuous ticking sound very much like a clock using the vertebrae in its neck. It stops when preparing to attack.
  • Feathered Fiend: It's a horrifying, predatory monstrosity that looks like a bird, though ironically, it has no feathers.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: If you look at its page for two minutes while wearing headphones, you'll start to hear a ticking noise.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Invoked; it produces a ticking noise like a clock to unnerve its prey as it hunts them.
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: It's said to be the inspiration of numerous German nursery rhymes, one of which is provided as an addendum. The provided example was made up by the author, but they ended up finding an actual nursery rhyme that was eerily similar...
  • Lean and Mean: A tall, lanky, man-eating monster.
  • To Serve Man: Humans are its favorite food.

SCP-4999 - Somebody to Watch Over Us

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Appears dressed in a dark suit and is classed as a Keter, but is actually a calm and soothing presence that helps ease people into death (his Keter class is due to his complete inability to be contained and threat to the Masquerade because he shows up on camera, not any detectable malice).
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: He's a Grim Reaper who specifically materializes for those with no loved ones or other close-by individuals to comfort them as they die. Those he appear to are never seen to recoil from or attempt to resist his touch.
  • Dying Alone: SCP-4999's purpose is to defy this trope. It has a higher chance of appearing to those who are more likely to die alone, including those who have no surviving family/friends, are non-religious, have no current strong emotional connections with others, and/or have little to no fame or fortune to call their own.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Whenever he appears to someone who's dying, he'll have a pack of cigarettes on him. He'll then offer the dying person a cigarette, and he'll let them smoke it if they accept it. If they don't, he'll just smoke it himself.
  • The Grim Reaper: SCP-4999 is essentially Death, albeit appearing to help ease those alone and unloved when they die into the afterlife.
  • One Last Smoke: His main interaction with the dying person is to pull out a pack of cigarettes and offer one to them. After the person passes on and he de-manifests, the cigarette (if accepted) will be the only remaining sign of his presence.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He always appears dressed in a snappy black business suit.
  • Time Abyss: The Foundation has found records detailing the SCP and figures similar to them going back several thousand years.
  • The Voiceless: He never says a word, simply remaining to silently watch over the dying until they expire, and no one attempts to engage him in conversation.
  • You Are Not Alone: His very purpose is ensuring those with no one to comfort them when they die still have someone.


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