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SCP-533 (also known as Crystalline Butterflies) is a safe-class SCP under the containment of SCP Foundation. It also appears in Unity's 2018 remake version of SCP - Containment Breach as minor antagonists.


SCP-553 refers to a colony of winged organisms superficially resembling butterflies, approximately One hundred, forty-four thousand of them. They possess silicon-based biochemistry and are composed primarily of calcium and silicate compounds. The swarm communicated via echos and would warn the colony when danger occurred.

The swarm of SCP-553 would gather when an adult instance met with danger and sent their message. They attack their target with their solid wings, cutting their skin and causing damage. The target would die of their injury either instantly, or through infections afterward.



In Video Games

SCP - Containment Breach Remake

The swarm of SCP-553 appears as minor antagonists in the 2018 remake of SCP - Containment Breach, where it is found in its temporary containment chamber underground.

Current Version

The swarm of SCP-553 can be seen at the end of the tunnel and would attack the player if they came too close. They would rapidly attack the player for one damage each though it would stack up easily. SCP-553 has no impact on the game as a whole and is a showcase.

Unlike SCP-173, SCP-106 or SCP-650, SCP-533 would only be discovered in their containment room and would not go anywhere but there.

Future Version

The current version of SCP-553's containment chamber is a temporary one. It is revealed that in a future update, SCP-553's true containment chamber will be added. However, it will be damaged and empty.



  • This silicate impurity adds rigidity to the creature, giving it a rating from 3.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

External Links

  • SCP-553 on the SCP Foundation Wiki.
  • SCP-553 on the SCP: Containment Breach Unity Edition Wiki.


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