The 8 Best Apollyon SCPs on the SCP-Wiki

What are Apollyon SCPs? Apollyon is a containment class denoting a specific subset of SCPs, namely those who are impossible to contain or who will break irrevocably break containment.

During my time on the SCP-Wiki and while creating my list of the best SCPs of all time, I read countless SCPs, some of them Apollyon SCPs.

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I came to enjoy many of them because they were always of an entirely different magnitude than other SCPs. What was first meant to be an especially dangerous Keter SCP was soon the de facto class for SCPs who’d eventually bring the apocalypse and destroy the world.

As with many other types of SCPs and with the SCP-Wiki in general, I enjoyed some more than others. For this article, I present to you my favorite eight Apollyon SCPs.

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Meta Ike’s Proposal – The Solution by Jack Ike

The Solution is a different type of Apollyon SCP because it doubles as a Thaumiel SCP. Once you read the article, you will surely come to understand why it has this dual nature. It’s one of the most complex, complicated and confusing Apollyon SCPs and for a good reason. It’s, however, extremely-well written and well put-together. To truly understand it, however, you might need multiple read-throughs or check the related declassified thread on Reddit. Once you come to understand this Apollyon SCP, however, you will realize just how genius it truly is.

S. D. Locke’s Proposal – When Day Breaks by S D Locke

When Day Breaks is a 001-proposal and one of the most popular Apollyon SPCs on the entire SCP-Wiki. While most Apollyon SCPs detail dangerous entities, When Day Breaks describes the apocalypse, a horrible, Lovecraftian one at that. It’s one of the few genuine horror 001-proposals, but one that’s much more character driven than one might expect. It details, in essence, how someone handles the apocalypse and comes to terms with the world ending.

SCP-4005 – The Holy and Heavenly City of Fabled China by Tufto

The Holy and Heavenly City of Fabled China differs from many other Apollyon SCPs. It describes the end of our world, but it does so not in horrible fashion, but in a more positive, even wholesome way. It’s written by Tufto, one of my favorite writers on the entire SCP-Wiki, and I was absolutely blown away by it. The anomalous object in question is an old glass lamp. Should one stare into it, one sees a strange, mysterious dream city. The people who saw it grow obsessed with it and eventually set out to find the fabled city. One of the greatest parts of this Apollyon SCP is the diaries of Omar Ibn Rashid, an Egyptian novelist, who set out in search of inspiration and eventually came upon the glass lamp. It’s without a doubt one of the best Apollyon SCPs out there, albeit different from others.

SCP-4485 – Such Black Light by Woedenaz

Such Black Light is one of the longest, most ambitious Apollyon SCPs out there. I loved the idea behind it and truly appreciated the many pieces of art that accompanied it. It revolves around a small leather-bound book written by one Jean Arp (Hans Arp). What seems safe at first hand is soon revealed to be much, much more dangerous and might bring forth the end of the world. While I thought certain parts were overblown, I can’t help but love this Apollyon SCP. It’s truly fantastic.

SCP-5500 – Death of the Authors by Ihp

Meta-SCPs and those related to pataphysics are always a tough sell. This makes Death of the Author one of the weirder Apollyon SCPs. It’s related to Swann’s 001 proposal which stated that the writers of the SCP-Wiki are the true SCP-001. Death of the Authors pushes things even further. It’s not only about the interactions between the SCP Foundation and these writers. No, it centers on what happens should those writers die and the horrible consequences it has for the world of the SCP Foundation. I think this is one of the most interesting Apollyon SCPs out there, but it might not be for everyone.

SCP-5956 – THEREISNOCANNON by HarryBlank

HarryBlank is one of the best writers on the entire SCP-Wiki. This Apollyon SCP centers on a certain time-paradox that could have apocalyptic consequences for the world. It’s one of the most complex and well put-together Apollyon SCPs out there. To truly appreciate it, however, one should be familiar with some of HarryBlank’s other SCPs and the characters who populated his work. Nonetheless, I believe HarryBlank’s work is always worth reading and this Apollyon SCP is no different. It’s truly one of the best works on the entire SCP-Wiki.

SCP-6000 – The Serpent, the Moose, and the Wanderer’s Library by Rounderhouse

Apollyon SCPs are usually dangerous, world-ending entities. How does the Wanderer’s Library fit into this? If you read this Apollyon SCP by Rounderhouse, you learn it fits perfectly. This is one of the greatest SCPs on the entire SCP-Wiki. Rounderhouse is a fantastic writer and for his prose alone, this SCPs worth reading. And yet, this is one of the more wholesome, less grimdark Apollyon SCPs out there. It’s this, however, that makes it so much more satisfying. What I came to enjoy the most, however, was the tale of Tilda Moose and her character. The Serpent, the Moose, and the Wanderer’s Library is, without a doubt, one of the best Apollyon SCPs on the entire SCP-Wiki.

SCP-6820 – TERMINATION ATTEMPT by Placeholder McD

Anyone who’s looked into the SCP-Wiki should be familiar with SCP-682, the Indestructible Reptile. While I was never a fan of the SCP itself, one has to admit it’s a classic and on the SCP-Wiki for a good reason. This Apollyon SCP is a love letter, an homage to the old reptile and its experimentation log. And yet, this Apollyon SCP brings much more to the table. It’s one of the most complex and in-depth articles on the entire SCP-Wiki. It’s an outstanding piece of writing and one of the greatest Apollyon SCPs of all time.

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