In the elusive world of the SCP Foundation, thousands of entities exist. Knowing how to separate the safe from the dangerous is essential. Euclid entities are like that mysterious neighbor down the street who keeps you on your toes. They exhibit anomalies or properties that are not fully understood, making their behavior unpredictable or variable. These entities can range from harmless to potentially dangerous, demanding careful observation and containment measures. Euclid SCP entities require a certain level of vigilance, as their actions and effects may fluctuate, causing researchers to remain on alert.
Origin of the Category
The name “Euclid” draws its inspiration from Euclidean geometry, developed by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid. Euclidean geometry is based on a set of principles and axioms that define geometric shapes and their relationships within a three-dimensional space.
The term “Euclid” serves as a classification for abnormalities who are less dangerous and more predictable than their more dangerous, Keter, counterparts. These entities require continuous observation and cautious containment due to their unpredictable nature.
Examples of Euclid Entities
While there are thousands of abnormalities that fall between the bending “Safe” and the dangerous “Keter”, here are a few that stand out.
SCP-049: The Plague Doctor
SCP-049 appears as a humanoid figure dressed in a long, black robe and wearing a traditional plague doctor’s mask. It seeks to “cure” individuals it deems to be infected with an incurable disease, referred to as the “Pestilence.”
Their touch is lethal. But that’s not the end of things. The Plague Doctor will produce a black leather bag containing various medical tools, including scalpels and vials of an unidentified substance. The “surgery” will revive the victim, but in a feral and aggressive state. It will seek out others to attack.
SCP-173: The Sculpture
If ever there was an expert at catching you off guard, it’s SCP-173. A seemingly harmless concrete sculpture, SCP-173 possesses the uncanny ability to move at staggering speeds whenever you blink. It cannot move while being looked at. However, looking away, even for an instant, will allow it to move significantly closer to you. If it reaches you, it will snap your neck.
SCP-1609: The Remains of a Chair
SCP-1609 used to be a chair. It was created by an unknown man only known as “The Carpenter”. The object was meant to help people by instantly teleporting to anyone who needed to sit down and rest.
The Global Occult Coalition seeks to protect humanity from anomalous entities. Thus they put the chair through a wood chipper. Although reduced to wood chips, SCP-1609 retained its sentience, though now obviously hurt and scared. It harbors a deep hatred for the GOC and now will teleport into the lungs of those that anger it, killing the person from the inside.
To keep the entity safe, the SCP Foundation uses the wood chips as a mulch for a flower garden. Operatives pacify the entity by complementing it on the beautiful flowers it has grown.
SCP-3008: The Infinite IKEA
Imagine stepping into an IKEA store and never finding a way out. Welcome to SCP-3008, where shopping becomes an otherworldly ordeal. Once inside this innocuous furniture store, the surroundings stretch out indefinitely, trapping unfortunate customers within its maze-like aisles. Survivors must navigate a bizarre retail landscape, braving strange humanoid creatures known as “Staff Members”.
“Staff Members” look humanoid, but with no facial features. They wear an IKEA-like uniform and during the daylight hours will not bother anyone walking through the store. However, at night, they pursue you, saying things like “The store is now closed. Please exit the building.” If killed, they will not bleed or decay.
Navigating the Euclid SCP entities is akin to playing interdimensional hopscotch blindfolded. Each step unravels a new layer of strangeness. These strange anomalies are a testament to the mind-expanding wonders that exist just beyond our ordinary perceptions.