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The SCP Foundation Fanimation

  • Awesome Music:
    • "Come a Little Bit Closer" by Jay and the Americans, which plays during Connor's fight with SCP-1360 in "The Robot".
    • "Into the Pines", the series' theme which perfectly captures the creepiness and dark tone of the SCP Foundation.
    • "Fine and Dandy", an upbeat tune with a darkly comedic edge that perfectly captures the series' Black Comedy tone and sums up Connor's character.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
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    • The fact that Connor doesn't cheat on Natalie even after losing his memories. Damn that man is devoted to her.
    • From the music video "Fine and Dandy", we have a montage of all the people Connor's met over the years set to the line "But if it don't feel good, what are you doing it for?", ending on him and Natalie together. Apparently, Connor's doing it for The Power of Friendship.
  • Moe: Young Connor is absolutely adorable.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Par for the course in an SCP-Foundation related thing.
    • The double Wham Shot in episode 1 of Ferdinand biting Connor's head off and then Connor flashing back to life. Ferdinand proceeds to kill Connor multiple times afterward (doubles as Black Comedy).
    • The effect the Singing Forest has on Connor in episode 2.
    • In episode 3, we have the lovely image of SCP-1360 disemboweling Connor to death, then trying to hang him with his own intestines when he regenerates.
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    • Connor's backstory in episode 4, which is also a Tear Jerker. Apparently, the Foundation discovered a car full of dead children and Connor was one of them. Or, more accurately, he was all of them...
    • The opening to episode 4 shows a black screen, the sound of a priest singing, a small child whimpering and flesh being cleaved with a sharp instrument. It's promptly revealed to be a recurring nightmare Connor has and he has no idea what it means.
    • Episode 5 ends quite eerily as Dr. Powers looks up Connor's SCP file, which is fully blacked out as creepy music plays. It than cuts to an image of what could be some kind of demon.
      • Connor's article is scary for reasons other than being completely blacked out. It's so classified that even his SCP Number and Object Class are blacked out. O5 or whoever was in charge of his article really don't want people to find out what's going on with him.
      • Connor also came the closest he ever has to actually dying for real this episode when SCP-2200 confronts him directly and tries to execute his soul. The only thing that saved him was a shadowy force either neutralizing or outright destroying SCP-2200.
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    • The music video for the theme of the series, "In the Pines", has some moments as well. For instance, one of the SCPs it teases is none other than SCP-106, AKA "The Old Man". The intro also shows a silhouette that very much resembles SCP-682. The idea of Connor going up against these two juggernauts of the SCP Foundation's history is chilling to say the least, especially when the latter is, like Connor, effectively unkillable.
      • The shot of 106 emerging from the wall is especially chilling, since it's set to the lyrics Hey girl, hey girl, don't lie to me....
      • SCP-231-7 makes an appearance, as a corpse that has been split in half from giving birth to the spawn of the Scarlet King, which burst through a concrete wall after being born. We don't see its body, only its tail flicking up towards the stormy sky... and perhaps it's best that way.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The ending to episode 4. Connor seemed to genuinely befriend SCP-1836 over their similar backstories to the point where in the short span of time they spent together he learned some crude Inuktitut. And then she's gone, all the instances of SCP-1836-1 are dead and all that's left is to pass on what he learned and bunker down for a long depressing trip home.
    • To really bring the tears, Alex Turner's "Stuck on the Puzzle" plays all throughout the ending.
    • Connor's backstory in the same episode. Turns out his mother left him in a car in a parking lot when he was a baby, without a note or anything explaining why. After he overheated to death over and over and over (leaving numerous baby corpses in the process), the Foundation found him and he's been in their captivity ever since.
    • In the Special, Connor recounts that, as a child, he finally got a friend in the form of a psychic octopus named Gilbert. Unfortunately, Gilbert's "mom" (aka SCP-2967) really didn't approve, and sent Connor running with a psychic attack when he went to go meet them. He and Gilbert never saw each other again.
    • In the short Christmas special, Connor is sent out to investigate a ginger-bread-house SCP who's denizens promptly bakes him into a living ginger bread child. They then treat him as though he was their actual son and a touched Connor gets to experience what is probably his first Christmas with a loving family. Then they all get shot by the foundation.
    • "Fine and Dandy" further establishes Connor as a Stepford Smiler.
    Hey! Ho! Here he goes!
    Either a little too high or a little too low
    Got low self-esteem and vertigo
    But he thinks he's fine and dandy
  • Unexpected Character: The first SCP Connor has to deal with? Fernand the Cannibal. Quite a few SCP fans were pleased with this, as many would have expected them to start with the more well-known skips.
    • So far, just about every SCP featured prominently in the series is one of the more obscure ones be they the main focus or just in the background. Episode 2 even features the extremely obscure SCP-2427-3, who doesn't even have an image depicting it.
    • Not so much a character but a location: in Episode 6 Connor goes up against SCP-3008: A Perfectly Normal, Regular Old IKEA.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Connor has shades of this, though he's usually a Deadpan Snarker. He's sure that the Foundation will let Ian return to his normal life if they ever find out how to give him his body back. Turns out, he's right.
  • The Woobie: Connor, to some degree. Even moreso in episode 4, where we learn his backstory.
    • Also Connor's childhood friend Gilbert from the Special.
    • The Canopy Tribe as well, particularly Steth
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