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"Confinement" is a Black Comedy animated series centered around the SCP Foundation. It is created and animated by Lord Bung.
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The series focuses on one of those delightfully expendable folks known as a D-Class personnel, this one being a young man named Connor. But there's one twist: Connor can't die.

Naturally, the Foundation loves using him for experiments as a result, and the series focuses on the wacky, painful and bloody encounters he has to deal with as a result of this. Needless to say, extremely dark Hilarity Ensues!

It can be viewed here.

Not to be confused with the fanfic of the same name.

See also Bung Chronicles, another series created by Lord Bung.

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  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Connor got over his depression over his mother's Parental Abandonment when he learned how to masturbate. He quickly adds to Dr. Powers that he was not masturbating to the thought of his mother.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: As Connor points out, people already believe in aliens, ghosts, and resurrecting Jews, yet the Foundation insists he has to be kept in a sealed, windowless truck while being taken to Nunavut just to hide him on the off-chance they crash and someone sees him resurrect.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The tribes of SCP-3008 (The Infinite IKEA) are cordial and helpful to each other in the official SCP entry. The tribes in episode 6 are involved in a bloody war with each other.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While she's still dangerous, Sanna (a.k.a. SCP-1836) was heavily implied to be the actual sea goddess of the same name from Inuit theology in her SCP article. Episode 4 doesn't necessarily imply a different origin for her, but also portrays her as being on Death's door by the point Connor meets her.
    • The SCP Foundation itself is portrayed as dysfunctional and disorganized in this series, reflecting some of the sillier or more comedic incident reports and canons relative to the more serious ones.
  • Affably Evil:
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    • Fernand in the first episode. What ends up irking him enough to kill Connor is thinking that he's being rude.
    • Dr. Powers is just as complicit with subjecting Connor to deadly experimentation, but she's very nice about it and is genuinely concerned for his psychological well-being. It likely helps that she has a crush on Connor.
    • Dr. Hilda straddles the line between this and Token Good Teammate, due to her status as a Naïve Newcomer. She's quite nice to Connor, is actually depressed by the amount of death that goes on in the Foundation, and actually acknowledges that the experiment some other doctors performed on Connor (temporarily turning him into a frog like creature and spraying him with acid multiple times, all while laughing) was actually upsetting to him, and is honestly surprised Connor hasn't started suppressing memories sooner.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In Episode 2, the effects of the Singing Forest cause Connor to regenerate as a plant creature.
    Connor: Christ, I hope this isn't permanent...
  • Bi the Way: Connor himself, though it doesn't feature in the plot.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Episode 3 has Connor making peace with the fact that he is, essentially, a prisoner of the Foundation. Because on the upside, the company he keeps is always interesting.
    • Reminded that her time is running out anyway, Sanna (SCP-1836) decides to leave for the afterlife with her ex-husband Anguta so she can make peace with her father there, leaving Connor alone and confused in the remains of her lair.
  • Black Comedy: All over the place.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Connor likes to think of himself as an employee of the Foundation because he's not overtly freakish and his powers are relatively benign unlike every other deadly SCP.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Connor has to deal with a lot, due to a mix of his powers and his job.
  • Catchphrase: The members of D.I.N.G.U.S have "Dude, no way" and several punny variants.
  • Call-Back: Connor nervously repeats to himself "Walk in, ask questions, get out" during Episode 1 before he goes in to interview Ferdinand. Dr. Powers then nervously repeats to herself "Walk in, ask questions, ask him out" during the "Only Us" special (which is set between Episodes 2 & 3).
    • Dr. Wilson, the doctor who sent Connor into SCP-093 to fetch his favorite clipboard in Episode 3, is seen in Episode 5 at Soulberg having sided with the town's residents.
  • Conveniently Interrupted Document: At the end of Episode 5, Connor is revealed to be an SCP, and we get a good look at his file: It's completely classified.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • Connor is subjected to this a lot.
    • Mr. Pierce's death in Episode 3 is pretty horrific too, with his body being essentially melted into the doorframe before petrifying.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: What SCP-1360 wants to do to Connor in Episode 3.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Connor. It's hard to blame him, really.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Episode 7 seems to end with Connor successfully rescuing his "tribe" from the Infinite Ikea until a latent flaw in his teleporting stapler causes them all to merge together into a horrific (if not necessarily unhappy) mass of flesh.
  • Did Not Think This Through: SCP-1360 planned far enough ahead to get him and Connor in a situation where they'd be alone, but as Episode 3 comes to an end, it becomes clear that he doesn't have the technology to supplant Connor's consciousness with his own.
  • Doom Magnet: This seems to be another facet of Connor's powers. While he himself cannot die, people and SCPs Connor comes into contact with tend to die with disturbing frequency.
  • Eldritch Abomination: This being the SCP Foundation, a bunch of these are bound to appear somewhere.
  • Empty Shell: Because of his powers, SCP-2200 cannot turn Connor into a resident of Soulberg. What it instead produces are empty husks that rain on the town.
  • Fantastic Caste System: Keter and Euclid SCP specimens/artifacts are given special (and oftentimes very large) restraining environments while the more benign prisoners are given much more cramped living quarters although they do have relatively more freedom (as they cannot leave the facility either) to walk the compound. Connor himself has to share his room with two other test subjects. Though this is less because Keters and Euclids are treated better and more that they require more specialized facilities to contain.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Connor would rather experience a potentially agonizing demise over listening to SCP-1846 drone on about farming corn.
  • Female Gaze: Dr. Powers blushes and averts her eyes when Connor strips in Episode 2.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Mr. Pierce's "Department of Internal Negotiations Guild and Unanimous Settlements". Or "D.I.N.G.U.S".
    • The "Autocratic State of Soulsberg" or "A.S.S." Connor doesn't let that one pass him by.
    Connor Go deep in the A.S.S. and pull out the staff. Got it.
  • Homage: Downplayed, but the generally goofier tone and focus on cross-testing SCPs can be seen as an homage to the "lolFoundation" period on the site.
  • Immortality Seeker: SCP-1360 wants to consume Connor's consciousness for this reason.
  • Insistent Terminology: It's not nightmare dimension, it's nightterror dimension. Exactly which one they're referring to is ambiguous, but the Darkness Bellow and Corbenic are both options.
  • Karmic Death: Because of his abilities, the scientists and guards that exploit Connor for tests are more likely to horribly (and permanently) perish when things go pear-shaped.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Connor is an SCP who respawns after he's killed.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Justified as all Class Ds are required to wear orange jumpsuits.
  • Magic Pants: Connor's clothes typically regenerate with him when he dies. The only reason they don't at the end of Episode 2 is because Connor had taken his clothes off before dying.
  • Mistaken for Racist: The Foundation jumps to the conclusion that since the only survivors of SCP-1836 were of Inuit descent, then that must mean that Connor can approach her without fear because he's part-Inuit. He soon learns this is not the case when she and multiple instances of 1836-1 try to kill him. Sanna later explains that she only attacked fishing boats that failed to ask "permission" to hunt in her territory and that the racial link of the survivors was coincidental.
  • Mood Whiplash: Much like the website it's based off, this series jumps all over the place, often within the same scene.
  • Mythology Gag: Countless ones towards the SCP Foundation and its many canons.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In Episode 2, Connor succumbs to the memetic effect of the Singing Forest and starts to get an all over rash. In a futile attempt to remedy this, he of course strips naked.
  • #1 Dime: Played for Black Comedy when Connor is sent into SCP-093 to retrieve a researcher's favorite clipboard.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Averted. Dr. Wilson views his bosses at the Foundation as this, and hates them for it, but in reality they're doing logical stuff like refusing to let him send an entire Mobile Taskforce into SCP-093 just to retrieve his favourite clipboard. He also claims that they do stuff like sip on champagne all-day, when he's the one who does that, to the point that it's the only thing he has to drink in his office.
  • Off Screen Villainy: Anguta is described as an evil spirit in Episode 4 by Sanna, but the only "evil" action he's shown doing is killing two Foundation guards who wanted to kill the bird-version of him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In Episode 4, Connor is transported to a site marked as a construction site for a "NEW LOWES", in a Foundation truck with the label "NORMAL TRUCK" hastily slapped over the SCP Foundation logo.
  • Parental Abandonment: Connor was abandoned by his mother to suffocate and die of exposure and starvation in a locked car. He was eventually discovered when a civilian chanced upon the vehicle filled with dozens of his corpses and his current still-living body. Once the Foundation told him this was the case, he was depressed for a little while, but consoled himself with masturbation once he found out how to perform it.
  • The Power of Love: Parodied during the "Only Us" special, with Dr. Powers' and Connor's sexual tension being powerful enough to return Connor's former psychiatrist from the Night Terror Dimension. Said psychiatrist believes the fact they were both virgins might have had something to do with it.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Connor has this, and it's referred to as regenerative immortality in the second episode. He still ages, but every time he's killed he just rematerializes next to his corpse.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: Stanley is clearly in love with Stethoscope, and monologues to himself in his journal about how they are together and how her love is all that keeps him going. From the expression she gives him as he monologues this, her flirting with Conner, and the looks she gives him during the montage, it's quite clear Stanley is deluding himself.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Mr. Pierce is killed by SCP-1360 in the middle of Episode 3, right before the episode gets surprisingly dark.
  • Shout-Out: The ending scene of Episode 1 showing the many different SCPs in their containment cells is more than a little similar to the famous sequence showing countless different prisons for the monsters from The Cabin in the Woods.
  • Smug Snake: SCP-1360 believes that he is more deserving of Connor's gifts as he actually escaped his captors at Anderson Robotics, making him superior. He soon learns that he was never really free.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance:
    • "Come On Get Happy" plays in the first episode after Connor returns to his cell... and the camera pans up to show how many levels of cells the Foundation has for various low threat anomalous people, most of whom are completely innocent of anything beyond not being normal.
    • "Come a Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the Americans plays while Connor is getting in a fight to the (kind of) death with SCP-1360 in Episode 3. It also doubles as a bit of a Villain Song given how it compliments SCP-1360's stated goals.
    • The trailer for Episode 5 has the jaunty (and oddly appropriate) "Turn to Stone" by Electric Light Orchestra playing over footage of the citizens of SCP-2200-3 violently rebelling against the SCP Foundation and putting up a barricade.
    • "Fine and Dandy" is a music video that's chiefly composed of footage from past episodes until the very end that shows Connor as the Sole Survivor of a mass containment breach that's resulted in the deaths of all the other anomalies and SCP staff in the building.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Dr. Powers seems to imply that Connor has this at the end of Episode 2, noting that he expressed happiness at the idea of escaping when the possibility was given to him, then started denying said happiness when the window of opportunity closed.
  • Take That!: In the second episode, Connor is told that the music on SCP-407 will kill him at least once during testing. Connor snarkily asks if it's Ed Sheeran.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Connor, due to his power.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Connor, if Dr. Powers' reaction to him in Episode 2 and SCP-1360's assessment of him in Episode 3 are to be believed.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 5. It's revealed that the extent of Connor's abilities may be more sinister than previously thought. At the end we get a glimpse of Connor's file, which is nearly completely redacted.
  • Wham Line:
    SCP-2200: If a demon is not in possession of your soul, then your very soul must be a creature of the devil himself.
  • Wham Shot: A double one in Episode 1: Connor, our protagonist, is killed by Fernand in the first few minutes of the show, although if you're familiar with the source material, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. But not a second afterward, however, he suddenly flashes back to life, showing that this isn't an ordinary D-Class we're dealing with...
    • The shot in Episode 5 of Connor's SCP file. It's completely redacted, right down to his SCP Number and Object Class.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: SCP-1360 in Episode 3 and Sanna in Episode 4.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Part of the reason why SCP-1360's plan to hijack Connor's immortality fails is because he assumed he was Nigh Invulnerable instead of "respawning" upon death.
  • Yandere: Stethoscope towards Connor.
    Stethoscope: One of these days, I'll wear you down, bitch. And we'll finally be together forever, like conjoined twins, uh but not like blood-related conjoined twins, that's incest.

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