Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter (Previously safe, see addendums XXXX-01 and XXXX-02)

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 3x3 meter room with electrified walls 15x15 meter vault 40 meters below the surface. The room is to be checked daily for changes watched 24 hours a day. All power sources are to be run from a generator separate from the rest of the facility. Any movement is to be reported, and lockdown is to be initiated. Utmost care must be taken to avoid any open wounds within the area of effect, and any injuries are to be reported to an officer of level 4 or higher for Protocol-4047

Description: SCP-XXXX is a swarming cloud of electrically vulnerable metal shards, each of which is, on average, 1 cm. in height and 3 cm. in length. In its "dormant" state, the center of the cloud will not move from its position. If an open wound of any size occurs on a mammal within 30 meters 50 meters1, the mammal becomes SCP-XXXX-1, and SCP-XXXX begins floating towards the wound at 2 meters a second. If SCP-XXX encounters a wall, then it will carve its way through without slowing, using the extreme speed of the cloud to cut through any metal tested to date. It will continue to follow SCP-XXXX-1, even if the subject leaves the area of effect, unless the subject expires. If SCP-XXXX-1 expires while SCP-XXXX is chasing it, SCP-XXXX will stop moving, and enter a dormant state. If SCP-XXXX touches an electrified metal, then it will re-enter a dormant state. SCP-XXXX seems to use this electricity as material for growth through unknown means, increasing its size by a slight amount. If SCP-XXXX reaches SCP-XXXX-1, it will enter the body through the wound, destroy and replace all bones, and force SCP-XXXX-1 to wander around until the host dies of infection attempt to reach an electricity source (ie. power outlets, light-bulb sockets). It will then force one of its shards through the skin of SCP-XXXX-1 and into the electricity source, absorbing all the power connected to the source, leading to power failures and the death of the host. If the host is killed in any way, including through electrocution, then SCP-XXXX will exit the body through the wound it entered, and re-enter a dormant state. The difficulty in re-containing SCP-XXXX is clear, due to destruction of the containment center and an inability to move it without killing personnel.

Listed here are the events that lead to SCP-XXXX’s change from Euclid to Safe.

09:34: Dr. J██████ got a paper cut straighting loose papers; SCP-XXXX began moving.

09:35:Lockdown was initiated, an intercom announcement asked anyone who had recently received an injury to come to Officer T██████’s office for Protocol 4047.2

09:37 Dr. J██████ runs into an empty office, tipping over a filing cabinet in an attempt to slow SCP-XXXX, despite understanding its properties. SCP-XXXX enters the room through the floor, tearing through a water pipe in the process. Water sprays against a nearby socket, and puddles near the fallen cabinet, electrifying it. SCP-XXXX runs into the electrocuted cabinet, and

SCP-XXXX’s containment procedures were changed to reflect the new information, and were tested.

Test-01: A D-class was restrained against a table within range of SCP-XXXX’s area of effect, and given a small cut on his palm. SCP-XXXX was observed moving towards the subject, before hitting the wall and returning to a dormant state.

Dr. S██████: Because of the new information and ease of containment, I request that SCP-XXXX be changed to Safe.


On ███/██/███, a power spike was noticed by lab technicians after a assistant slipped and scraped his knee. After the issue was investigated further, it was noted that the observation room for SCP-XXXX hadn’t been accessed in ██ days. SCP-XXXX had grown in size to ██ meters in size, apparently feeding off the electricity in the walls. The guard in charge of checking SCP-XXXX had stopped checking after 2 days. “It hadn’t done anything, I figured it was a waste of time.” The guard was given Class-F Amnestics and released.

Dr. S██████’s report of the incident.
“This is the reason daily checks are in place on almost every safe SCP in this facility. Even the safest have weekly checks just to be sure nothing new is occurring. Imagine if this hadn’t been caught? How big would it have gotten? We only noticed when the power requirements to keep the thing in almost caused a blackout. If nobody caught this, the range of its effect might’ve reached across the building. One bad fall later, our facility now has a gaping hole cut through the middle. I am requesting that SCP-XXXX is returned to Keter status.”