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Animated tales from the SCP Foundation.

SCP Animated - Tales From The Foundation is YouTube channel presenting animated takes on various entries from the SCP Foundation. Sometimes unconnected shorts of random SCPs, sometimes following a cast of original characters in a series continuity.

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  • A God Am I: Satan.
  • Adapted Out: Able is absent in the Hunt For The Hard To Destroy Reptile. He is also left out of Bright's origin story.
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: The (Now taken down) episode that focused on Sirenhead.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • Joe Schmo is unable to directly interact with anyone because they see and hear a polite man instead of the real him.
    • The victims of SCP-2774 are only able to move for 5 minutes a day. The rest of the time, they are under the control of the Slow-Burn Sloth.
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  • Anti-Hero: The SCP scientists and staff. Case in point, the overseers watching SCP-001 allow an intruder on their grounds to meet with the entity instead of executing him outright because they want to see the angel (presumably) kill something.
  • Art Evolution: Very, very noticeable. The earliest shorts were basically sound over still pictures. The later shorts are a big step-up. Most of the time.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: Dropped almost verbatim during the episode on SCP-2571.
    Gustav: Are researchers allowed to conduct interviews if they themselves have been exposed to SCP-2571?
    Director Jones: Why are you asking? Have you been to Cragglewood Park?
    Gustav: Well, no. I just-
    Director Jones: Then that was a really stupid question, wasn't it? Thanks for wasting everyone's time.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: Some of the lesser known SCPs like Joe Schmo and Bananazilla have videos made about them.
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  • Blessed with Suck: SCP-590 can heal anyone he touches, but absorbs the illness himself.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Joe Schmo talks to the audience in his video.
  • The Cameo: 682 cameos in 035's video.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Satan's encounter with the Gate Guardian goes about as well as the first time he crossed him.
  • The Dreaded: Like in canon, SCP-106 is this. Even Dr. Buck is afraid of him.
  • Genre Shift: As a more concrete cast of SCP personnel is established, the episodes gradually shift from SCP entities as the focus, and use them more as facilitators for inter-office rivalries and dramas.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: D-4444 sacrifices his life to distract the entities visible through SCP-178 from killing Agent Green.
  • Hope Spot: Bill and Lawrence learn of the generator going back on, right before 106 attacks them.
  • Limited Animation: Many of the videos are just still frames with voiceovers or Talking Heads. Although there are bursts in quality. Usually reserved for when things go wrong.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Like in canon, 035 is this. He uses his powers to manipulate Ruth into putting him on.
  • Origins Episode: 106, 999 and Dr. Bright have one.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted. Dr. Buck seems to be acting nicer when interviewing a victim of SCP-2571, but that's only because all her dialogue is taken from a segment from the original website entry which featured a genuinely nicer scientist doing the talking.
  • Race Lift: The African-American D-Class whose disastrous test inspired the one shown in The Blue Key is replaced by a pair of caucasian, ginger twins.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: After bungling things in "The Blue Key", Dr. Buck is reassigned to SCP-178. Which is indicated to be a rather dead-end assignment.
  • Technology Marches On: An In-Universe example during the video on SCP-2030. Which due to being in written 2014, mentions DVD rental kiosks as a frequent spawning point for 2030. Dr. Collingwood quickly scoffs that no one uses those anymore.
  • Ship Tease: "Laugh Is Fun" hints that Dr. Collingwood and Agent Lawrence are a thing.
  • The Unapologetic: Satan asks the Gate Guardian to forgive him and let him back into Heaven, all while pointedly not being sorry or expressing any real remorse for his misdeeds before and after his fall.
  • Villain Protagonist: Joe Schmo is this for his video.

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