Gods and Demons Wiki
Advertisement

Loathsome parasites... Believing you are the evolutionary pinnacle... masters of your own design... your delusions of self-importance... Laughable...
Atanti on his hatred of humans

Atanti-ql-Paneu, also known as SCP-682, is a Keter level SCP object and one of the most well-known and dangerous objects in the SCP Foundation's care.

Overview

Atanti is a large, vaguely reptile-like creature with potent regenerative and adaptive abilities. One of the most infamous SCPs known to the Foundation, Atanti is thought impossible to kill. Atanti has a hatred of all life, due to both viewing them as humans view cockroaches as well as having been tortured by them for decades, and because of this, it expresses extreme horror at humanoid life, and will attempt to kill most humanoid people on sight. Atanti's regenerative capabilities and resilience are staggering, as it has been seen moving and speaking with over 95% of its body destroyed or rotted.

Appearance

Atanti is described as an enormous, vaguely reptilian beast with four legs, a tail, and a head, and has only one official photo to date, taken shortly after escaping confinement where it was kept immersed in acid. Specific details about its anatomy are unknown other than it has razor-sharp claws, a mouth full of sharp teeth, scaly skin, and at least two eyes. However, in the SCP game Hard to Destroy Reptile in which a player or several players must contain the escaped beast again, it appears as a vaguely crocodile-esque creature with multiple yellow eyes and large patches of exposed muscle and bone, as well as a pair of partially digested human arms dangling from its open chest cavity, likely its most recent victim. Despite being described as a "reptile", Atanti is truly an alien beast that is unrelated to any other being in the known universe.

Personality

Atanti is an undisputed monster that finds all forms of life, from people to plants, to be so unforgivably unnatural and disgusting that it stops at nothing to kill absolutely everything it sees. Atanti is also extremely intelligent and capable of speech, though it rarely converses willingly with staff, and cannot be reasoned with at all. It even has a blasphemous and vulgar streak, referring to SCP-999 as a "feculent little [unintelligible]". Despite its malevolence, Atanti does seem to have a soft spot for SCP-053, a little girl also contained by the foundation. SCP-053's uncontrollable ability causes all who stay near her for more than ten minutes to spontaneously attack each other, then try to kill her, though they immediately die of a heart attack before they can do so. In contrast, Atanti became docile when exposed to 053, allowing her to interact with it and even draw on its skin with a set of crayons before falling asleep beside the monster. After 053 was removed from Atanti's containment chamber, Atanti became noticeably more enraged and initiated a breach of its containment.

During a containment breach of an unrelated SCP, SCP-079, an A.I. was put in the same containment cell. Atanti interacted with the machine and the two talked, with both SCPs growing fond for one another, likely due to SCP-079 not being an actual lifeform. After they separated, SCP-079 saved the information regarding Atanti in its database, and both SCPs asked to meet each other again.

Another SCP that Atanti seemingly befriended was its fellow half brother SCP-999. Though Atanti was initially hostile after being met with SCP-999, SCP-999's healing and positive emotions resulted in Atanti becoming jovial for as long as it was exposed to SCP-999, though it became extremely hostile after SCP-999 was removed from its chamber, creating an unknown form of sound waves that resulted in several staff members becoming crippled by laughter, allowing Atanti to break containment and rampage throughout the facility, resulting in many deaths. It also stated that it wished to never again meet 999.

Powers and Abilities

Atanti can easily tear through reinforced steel walls with its bare claws and rip apart being easily. It takes very high level weaponry and/or other SCPs to do any actual damage to Atanti. Atanti has proven absolutely unkillable to even the most advanced human technologies. Methods have included being cut in half by a laser, having its neck snapped over and over for ten straight hours by SCP-173, entangled and squeezed until limbs popped off by SCP-162, and eaten by the ants drawn by SCP-743's fluids. Atanti can regenerate from any injury it sustains, even when missing limbs and when cut in half. After being cut in half, Atanti was able to fuse its two halves back together again. One of Atanti's main powers and its most dangerous ability, Atanti can adapt to almost every solution which includes growing dozens of eyes to constantly keep an eye on 173 (forcing security to enter and shoot them out) and growing an anteater tongue to defend itself against the antswarm from 743. Atanti seems to be completely immune to the pains caused by being constantly submerged in acid and even having its eyes shot out by security barely got a reaction.

Despite usually being seen as a mindless hateful brute, Atanti possesses genius level intelligence and is very manipulative. In an attempt to destroy it with extreme heat, it created helium armor to shield itself. When researchers entered the room, it broke apart the armor and shredded several personnel in attendance.

Atanti has razor sharp claws capable of ripping apart humans on all four feet, and razor sharp teeth capable of ripping legs off of people with single pulls. When attacked by SCP-743's ants, it grew a massive tongue which it used to eat them all. It has since lost this.

Atanti's primary weakness and how it is kept detained. Strong corrosive acid will damage its body and force its to constantly regenerate, rendering it unable to move. However, this is not a permanent solution since it will eventually regenerate faster than the acid can damage it and cause a breach. Although open fire will not kill it, it still takes time for Atanti to regenerate which is how it is often re-contained.

If given a high enough dose of sedatives, Atanti will be knocked out. This option is almost never utilized however since it requires getting well in range of the creature's claws and teeth.

History

Origin

Atanti was the offspring of the Scarlet King. It was one of the many leviathan spawned from the fourth bride of the king, A'zieb. Her children were said to be like her, they feared no weapon nor magical spell, for their injuries were healed, and their hides impenetrable.

Atanti along with the rest of the leviathan spawn festered the Multiverse's roots, rotting them away. The Scarlet King then led his army of leviathans towards the Taproots, the center of worlds.

Atanti is running for its life, presumably from the Koitern. Atanti ran into some of the Koiterns men, which would have been bad for Atanti, thankfully they were just explorers just like it, which meant the Koitern was still worlds away.

Still, these explorers were violent and outnumbered Atanti eight to one. Atanti managed to escape by ducking into a familiar tunnel, and after a few more minutes of running, it managed to shake off the pursuers. Atanti chose to explore further, and after a few hours of traversing, it eventually found itself in the Grand Chamber of Sutkak.

While reveling in the beauty of the room and the thoughts of its people, the doors of the chamber slammed shut behind it. This allowed it to survive the storm (presumably the flood caused by the All-Mighty), but it still cried as its thoughts turned to his wife and child.

At some point, after a great flood, he was later exiled down to Earth by God and forced into his current form as a punishment, preventing him from ever dying, returning to his true form, or leaving Earth while causing all of humanity to endlessly seek his death. He was often compared to many mythological reptiles, such as that of the Leviathan and Tarasque.

On Earth

On May 14th of 1883, the monster appeared in the village of Tarascon in France where he began taunting and laying waste on the innocent people before proceeding to go to other populated areas just for fun. The French government evacuated as many people as possible and quarantined the zone. Seeing that the creature was not affected by their assault, the government gathered the famous hunters, Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Harris, Mr. Dukov, and Lord Blackwood in order to deal with the threat of Atanti.

The four gentlemen, hunted Atanti to Belleville where they used their advanced weaponry on the monster even blowing up a piece of its head, but Atanti easily shrugged it off and charged them. Luckily the four gentlemen had managed to escape it and tried to attack it a second the next day, but to no avail. However, the heroes then decided to set a trap for Atanti, so they dug up a pit, filled it with poisoned spikes, built a bridge over it capable of holding only a man and a horse and then covered it with leaves. The next day, Roosevelt lured Atanti to the pit in which the monster fell getting pierced by the poisoned spikes. The four gentlemen used the chance to unload all of their weaponry onto the monster until only a skeleton remained.

Thinking they had finally killed the abomination, they took its head and buried the rest of the body. While taking photos of their prize, Atanti's head came to life and ate Dukov. Then the rest of its regenerating body dug itself out and reunited with the head, while the rest of the gentlemen and the French army panicked. Mr. Harris decided to use his secret weapon, which was revealed to be Able. After Able killed Harris and fought Blackwood and Roosevelt, he took notice of the monster and the two fought. The battle was long and brutal with both parties delivering heavy damage to each other, until Able used the core of one of Dukov's weapons, turning it into a bomb. After detonating it, all that remained of the military's base was just a barren land, with Atanti seemingly retreating away.

It is unknown when or how the Foundation acquired Atanti but presumably it happened shortly after the creature attacked a farm and slaughtered everything on it. It bore a particular hatred for the humans of the farm and when questioned about its motives, it simply says "They were...disgusting...".

Atanti has escaped containment at least six times and has killed hundreds of staff during its time in the Foundation. A termination order has been issued to Atanti, but it has adapted and evolved every time the Foundation tries to kill it. Using either conventional means such as using bombs or depressurizing the environment, or using other anomalies such as facing off this anomaly with SCP-173 and SCP-096. All attempts have failed, resulting in SCP-204 only being used for a last resort to slow it down.

Myths and Legends

Revised Entry

In the "revised entry" of SCP-173, in which SCP-173 was able to multiply itself and seemingly create a hive mind, they were able to rip apart Atanti, which put a smile on the face of Dr. Jack Bright.

The End of All but Me

There is a tale about Atanti titled "The End of All but Me" written by the authors of the SCP wiki, which is not present in the wiki itself and non-canon. This tale tells about Atanti outliving humanity and the universe itself. Although it was content at first of life finally expiring, it quickly grew bored and eventually depressed, realizing that humanity and life gave meaning to its existence, and that in truth, it has actually sought to kill itself all this time.

Others

The only SCP that could kill Atanti is the joke SCP known as SCP-729-J. It isn't described how he was killed, it only states "You don't even want to f-cking know how this little f-cker killed it.".

Quotes

...They were... disgusting...
Atanti stating his reason over killing some farmers
This monster is nothing to scoff at. Despite looking like a cheap copy of the Predators, it has killed over ten of our men since we captured it. We must find a way to contain it or else it will continue its killing spree restless.
A scientist

Gallery

Trivia

  • SCP-053 and Dr. Clef are the only beings that Atanti won't try to kill. It appears to view SCP-053 as a friend, to the point where she able to draw on his hide without reaction and whereas he just stared at Clef.
    • The former is likely because of her passive abilities and the latter is the go-to guy when you want an SCP terminated.
    • Atanti considers SCP-1129 and SCP-303 old friends from the old world.
  • It is speculated that Atanti may originate from SCP-4343-A.
  • As documented in the termination logs, there was an infamous occasion where a person referred to as "Guest Researcher Dr. W" decided to feed children to Atanti for reasons never explained (although it was implied that he was just a completely sick psychopath) which ended after two tests when Dr. Clef (now assistant director of Site-19) having him fed to the SCP as revenge.
    • Why Dr. W decided that feeding ordinary children to Atanti is never made clear but his choice of wording ("Okay, so that didn't work so well. Maybe the fact that the kid was crying made Atanti perceive it as hostile intent") implies that he was just plain sick in the head.
      • Another reason could be the success with 053 (a young girl) and this being some kind of twisted self-justification to himself.
  • SCP-079 is seemingly a friend to Atanti, which may be due to SCP-079 being an A.I. and not a conventional lifeform.
    • The Foundation used this friendship in one of their termination attempts. They presented Atanti a computer which resembled SCP-079, but was linked to SCP-938, a Keter-class entity made of electricity, which caused Atanti to get electrified for an hour before spending days to regenerate from the damage.
  • Atanti has a history with SCP-082. SCP-082 considers Atanti a friend but Atanti states it isn't mutual.
  • It is aware of SCP-1364 and considers him its opposite.
  • Dr. Wondertainment is also attempting to find a way to destroy him after one of their products failed to kill him.
  • SCP-2935 is a cave that leads to an alternate reality where everything is the same, but all forms of life are dead. Atanti is found dead in this alternate reality, unaided by its immortality and healing properties, much to the shock of the people who discovered this.
  • SCP-076-2 was by far one of the few SCPs who dealt intense damage to Atanti.
  • Dr. Bright, a scientist of the Foundation whose soul was trapped inside SCP-963 and could take possession of its wearer, once tried to make Atanti his new host. However, this didn't work, causing Atanti to breach containment. However didn't kill anyone and was safely recaptured without casualties, while SCP-963 was removed from the creature and given to a D-Class for Bright to possess.
  • The Foundation once introduced Atanti to a human with ideals similar to its own. It talked the man into killing people and himself.
  • After their second interaction resulted in a whole site being consumed, they are keeping SCP-017 away from Atanti, believing that a third meeting will result in a XK-Class end of the world scenario.
  • Dr. Curtis once made a clone of its using SCP-914 and bacon. The bacon Atanti was about as hostile as the original, although it is nowhere as dangerous due to being small and made of bacon.
  • When Atanti was confronted by SCP-173, it was greatly startled by the sculpture and refused to attack it, which never happened before when confronting other SCPs, and even grew multiple eyes to never break eyesight.
  • One researcher, Isla Stewart, has suggested taking advantage of its regenerative abilities to create cures for diseases and infection based SCPs.
  • When SCP-028 was used to try to kill it, it blew up a star cluster instead.
  • In the "Classical Revival" continuity, Atanti was created as a result of Dr. Adam Pathos Crow's experiments.
  • When D-77544 looked to Atanti through some glasses which let their wearer know how much costs the objects the wearer sees, he said that Atanti costs "All of humanity… Alexandria… and that Giant Eel so you never forget." The glasses broke afterwards and Atanti is suspected to be responsible.
  • It is implied that Atanti is somehow correlated with SCP-1124.
Advertisement