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|“||We are certain of only one thing: Everybody was once a child.||„|
|~ From the "GoI Field Guide"|
|“||We hope you'll share these with a few more of your guests and get some top-notch results!
With all honesty though, we make these products because many don't get the chance to experience a proper childhood, or even celebrate such a unique time of year. So during that magical time when the mundane blend with the uncanny, we want to celebrate it right and give a little more.
Cause that’s what it’s all about, right?
|~ Dr. Wondertainment to the SCP Foundation in SCP-3992.|
|“||Crafting joy, madness,
misters, toys, and happiness!
Just while supplies last!
|~ From "SCPoems"|
Dr. Wondertainment is the name given for an anonymous entity separate from the SCP Foundation. It is either a reality bending individual or a business that supplies an assortment of toys and gadgets that exhibit anomalous properties (many of which are contained by the SCP Foundation).
The group is one of the most well-known elements of the SCP universe, being featured in numerous articles. It is one of the many "SCP-001" proposals and the overarching protagonist in the "What a Wonderful World" canon.
It is unclear who Dr. Wondertainment is or when exactly it was formed. Although the Foundation suggests it could be the name of either the individual that founded the company or perhaps the actual name of the company itself.
Spark of Wonder
In the early times, a man named Polyakov discovered the plant notes of Pangloss and began farming them. After Pangloss took notice of this he rewarded Polyakov by teaching him how to use the Flame of Wonder present between the world and the living beings. Polyakov used his new ability to create machines and miracles of wonder which earned him the title of Wonder-Maker.
However, one night some people broke inside the workshop of Polyakov, with the intention of stealing his wonders, but when one member of their group named Wan began messing with one of the complex objects it exploded on her face. This caused the burglars to flee from the now partially destroyed workshop, leaving behind a wounded Wan. Polyakov woke up because of the explosion and when he entered his workshop he became dismayed that most of his creations were destroyed before finding Wan unconscious. Holding no resentment towards her he healed the young woman by replacing her damaged body parts with metal. He taught her just like Pangloss had taught him. She became his disciple until Polyakov retired due to his age leaving Wan to use her new powers to explore the universe.
What a Wonderful World
The company of Doctor Wondertainment was founded in 1909 by Chester Williams, an African-American, non-anomalous man from Boston, and was later joined by magician Maria Herring who helped in creating magical products. Williams was the original holder of the Dr. Wondertainment mantle and the face of the company while Herring mostly helped behind the scenes. The company was first started in a back alley since that was all that Williams could afford, but thanks to its success Dr. Wondertainment began to grow but they were then warned that magical stuff wouldn't last as they got bigger so they should instead stay low from public view. Because of this, the duo bought from an extradimensional estate agent some interdimensional space in the back of the shop and as time went on the space grew and became known as Wonder World where the employees hired would help create many wonderful products.
The company of Doctor Wondertainment was founded by African-American toymaker John Schuster in 1845 in Chicago after he left his job at The Factory. He became determined to spread the joy of Wonder and Entertainment throughout the world, and so he became the original Dr. Wondertainment, creating the platonic thought form that would become known as Dr. Wondertainment. Schuster was succeeded by Dr. Mortimer Carlyle from Marshall Carlyle and Darke after he was moved by the spirit of Wondertainment into spreading joy and turned the Dr. Wondertainment brand into a proper company, but it also became more capitalistic in nature, in order to establish more market dominance.
Dr. Wondertainment follows a list of essential key concepts to its creations:
- It is a Capitalist Construct.
- It makes toys aimed towards children.
- It is "childish and playful" (whether or not this claim is true is up for debate).
The Company produces a number of "children's toys" and magical inventions meant as a form of entertainment to express imagination and fun. Although some of the products are considered safe and harmless (such as SCP-1997 and SCP-3301), others are considered terrible (such as SCP-1799), dangerous (such as SCP-609), or even controversial (pretty much every one of its products).
Despite its reputation, Dr. Wondertainment considers itself well-meaning to its purpose and does not mean to create its products as a form of weapons, rather as a form of curiosity.
Relationship with anomalous factions
Dr. Wondertainment claims that it has an affiliation with the SCP Foundation after the latter first contained the company's specially branded Super Paper (dubbed SCP-445 by the Foundation).
The group known as Gamers Against Weed have created their own line of misters as a parody of Wondertainment's line. Apparently, Dr. Wondertainment is unaware of this, since when Herman Fuller tried to start his own line of Little Misters, he was threatened with a lawsuit.
Dr. Wondertainment has an extreme animosity and hatred towards The Factory due to their past history and can be considered as archenemies. They also seem to have a complicated relationship since they had an agreement that The Factory would contribute to Dr. Wondertainment by providing products but this agreement was eventually dissolved by Holly Light.
The Chaos Insurgency once attempted to take over the company of Dr. Wondertainment by having their double agent Jubal Gollancz to become their puppet leader. However, Gollancz became overwhelmed by the spirit of the company and abandoned the Insurgency, becoming a full member of Dr. Wondertainment.
Among their employees, Dr. Wondertainment has also hired a number of Are We Cool Yet? members mostly due to their ability at creating anomalous objects.
Manna Charitable Foundation seems to have a mutual and friendly relationship with Wondertainment as it has accepted various donations from the company in form of anomalous and non-anomalous products.
Dr. Wondertainment has a mutual agreement with Marshall, Carter and Dark Ltd. since the company is known to supply the English auction house with various and even limited products.
Dr. Wondertainment seems to also have a good relationship with the Serpent's Hand. It has even been suggested that there are Ways, interdimensional roads connected to the Wanderer's Library, leading to Wonder World.
The criminal organization known as the Chicago Spirits have used Wonder World for storage from 1929 to 1932.
Between Dr. Wondertainment and Wilson's Wildlife Solutions there haven't been that many interactions, apart from SCP-3879's case, mostly due to the Foundation prohibiting WWS from interacting with the company.
Dr. Wondertainment is a notable presenter in Deer College's bi-annual career fair and has hired from time to time from its alumni.
Dr. Wondertainment also has a mutual agreement with Ambrose Restaurant in which the toy company sells to Ambrose toys for the Restaurant to give to clients along with children's food in a "Happy Meal" style.
Dr. Wondertainment is one of the many sponsors of "Professor Abnormal's Science Lab" educational show for children.
- It appears that the concept of Dr. Wondertainment was based on the idea of Willy Wonka.
- The SCP Foundation formed a special department dedicated to solely study products of Dr. Wondertainment. This department was known as GoI-386 Research & Investigation Department with Dr. Justine Everwood acting as its director.
- In the "Broken Masquerade" canon in which the anomalies and the GoIs became public knowledge, as people were getting hurt from Dr. Wondertainment's anomalous products the company was forced to recall most of their products and assured the public that they would create more child-friendly toys.
- Dr. Wondertainment at the VS Battles Wiki
- Dr. Wondertainment at the Omniverse Wiki
- Dr. Wondertainment at the Fun and Goi Scp Home Wiki