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SCP-XXXX prior to containment

(Still re-working this; I've gotten some feedback and I'm adding/changing a lot, so keep that in mind.)

Item Number: TBD

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a standard-sized containment garage. In the event that SCP-XXXX must be transported, it is to be covered with an opaque dust cover to prevent visual contact. Personnel with a history of violence towards others are not to work directly with SCP-XXXX. All individuals tasked with coming into direct visual contact with the object, such as for purposes of maintenance, should be at least mildly resistant to acting on impulsive behavior, or notably nonviolent. Staff who regularly work with SCP-XXXX are to be evaluated at least every 6 months for signs of developing violent tendencies. Should an individual begin showing signs of violence, they are to be reassigned at the discretion of their supervisor.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a model standard ███ Volkswagen Beetle. It is physically identical to non-anomalous cars of the same make and model; however, when viewed by a human, the viewer is given the urge to commit acts of violence towards other individuals nearby. This effect can influence multiple persons at once, with no upper limit discovered to date. The intensity and type of violence someone is compelled to commit varies between individuals. All those effected do experience the compulsion, however not all of them act on it. Being previously briefed on SCP-XXXX 's anomalous nature can help increase resistance to its influence.

When an individual is under the influence of SCP-XXXX's effect, they will feel a need to lash out with physical violence to everyone within a 2 meter radius. If there is no one within this range, individuals will instead target the nearest single individual in their range of sight. If no viable targets exist, individuals will report that they "felt the need to hit someone", but the feeling dissipated quickly. It is to note that not every effected individual actually responds with violence.

When effected by SCP-XXXX, individuals who choose to act on the urge will continue to attack targeted persons until "spent", which can vary from a light tap on the arm to [REDACTED], or until removed from 30 meters of the targeted individual. Persons viewing SCP-XXXX while alone are to be considered "spent" immediately, as the compulsion passes quickly as noted above.

SCP-XXXX does not affect the blind. SCP-XXXX does not require a driver to operate. When placed running on a public road, SCP-XXXX will drive of its own accord, obeying all traffic laws. How SCP-XXXX does this is still under investigation.

When an individual sees SCP-XXXX in motion the effect tends to intensify and be harder to resist. When questioned, individuals will report that they felt the need to act "before it got away".