Cheshirecat Sphinx

Item #: SCP-4230
Object Class: Safe

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Item #: SCP-4230
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-4230 is contained in an object class container, 45cm by 85cm by 33cm, allowing enough room for its arbitrary movements. The locker is sound-proof and odor-proof to prevent any accidental production of 4230-1 or its anomalous effects, respectively. Only Level 3 and above personnel are allowed access to SCP-4230. Any attempt to initiate a production of 4230-1 is to be reported to assigned personnel prior to its production.

Description:
SCP-4230 is a plaster statue measuring 178cm to the top of its chef hat. The statue has the appearance of a caricature of a baker with a chef’s hat, apron, and oven mitts on its hands. Observers often describe SCP-4230 as having a jolly appearance owing to its red cheeks, rotund body, and perpetual smile. A door and handle similar to the ones found on conventional cooking ovens are fixed in the center of SCP-4230’s abdomen and will only open after a instance of 4230-1 has been produced. Behind the door is a rectangular compartment with smooth, cream-colored surfaces.

X Rays indicate that SCP-4230 contains no internal components but is somehow capable of perpetual movement. This movement is limited to it swaying its body back and forth to the tune of the classic nursery rhyme The Muffin Man, which it is constantly humming. Although SCP 4320 is capable of vocalization, it only seems capable of singing the Muffin Man Song and two key phrases at the conclusion of a 4230-1 production. It is unknown if SCP 4320 is sapient as all attempts at communication have been fruitless.

SCP-4230’s major anomalous property is its ability to override the law of conservation of mass by creating matter from nothing. If any sapient being says the word muffin within approximately three meters of SCP-4230 it will begin to sing the Muffin Man nursery rhyme. At the conclusion of the rhyme a sharp chime similar to that of an egg timer will sound, the oven door in SCP-4230’s abdomen will open revealing a freshly baked muffin hereby referred to as 4230-1, and SCP-4230 will vocalize either one of two key phrases: “A good muffin for a good boy/girl” or “A bad muffin for a bad boy/girl.” Instances of 4230-1 will be classified as either good or bad depending on which key phrase was vocalized by SCP 4230 after its production.

An instance of 4230-1 will vary in type and appearance. Past versions of 4230-1 have included all typical muffin types including chocolate, poppyseed, banana nut, blueberry, and chocolate chip. There is no discernible difference in appearance between a good or bad 4230-1.

Any subject with working olfactory senses will feel a strong compulsion to consume the 4230-1 as soon as they smell it. Subjects barred from reaching an instance of 4230-1 but still able to smell it will display high levels of distress, some going as far as punching/clawing solid walls or bullet-proof glass until their hands become unusable to try to reach it. Compulsion to consume the 4230-1 will eventually fade approximately one hour after its production.

Any subject who consumes a good 4230-1 will experience a random anomalous effect as well as a general feeling of euphoria. The effects so far documented include the following: the subject sprouts bunny ears, showers of confetti rain down upon the subject from overhead, flowers bloom from the ground around the subject’s feet, the subject’s skin changes colors, tiny fireworks launch from the subject’s mouth and explode in puffs of glitter.

Any subject who consumes a bad 4230-1 will almost immediately experience intense stomach pains and nausea. Within approximately five minutes of consumption, the subject’s skin will have transformed in both texture, composition, and appearance to that of the 4230-1 they just consumed, turning them into an instance of 4230-2. This transformation causes the subject intense pain as most subjects scream for the entire duration of the transformation. Examinations of 4230-2s shows that the transformation occurs internally as well as externally with bones becoming more stale and organs becoming more moist variations of the 4230-1 consumed.

After the transformation is complete, any being with functioning olfactory senses will feel an overwhelming compulsion to eat the flesh of the 4230-2, including the 4230-2 itself. This compulsion lasts for approximately an hour after transformation or until the 4230-2 is fully consumed. If the 4230-2 is alone, it will consume itself until it becomes too weak from the injuries caused by its self mutilation or until it dies. Interestingly, the subject seems to still feel pain equal to that of someone actually rending the flesh from their bodies, but will continue to consume regardless.

Addendum:

Experiment Log 4230-1:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/1
Procedure: D/4230/1 was asked to consume one of the instances of 4230-1 produced during SCP 4230’s initial discovery.
Details: SCP 4230 produced a poppyseed 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A good muffin, for a good boy.” D/4230/1 ate 4230-1 before being instructed, saying it was “really good.” After approximately fourteen seconds, D/4230/1 began giggling uncontrollably, rose from his chair, and skipped around the room. D/4230/1 was asked to sit back in his seat to which he replied, “Okey-Dokey” before promptly complying. When asked why he acted as he did, D/4230/1 replied that he “just felt really good.”

Experiment Log 4230-2:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/2
Procedure: D/4230/2 was placed in a room with SCP 4230 and told to ask for a muffin. Commands for the subject to eat the 4230-1 were no longer needed as every subject was eager to consume it immediately upon production.
Details: SCP 4230 produced a chocolate chip 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A good muffin, for a good girl.” D/4230/2 ate the chocolate chip 4230-1 and stated it was the best muffin she had ever eaten. After approximately ten seconds, D/4230/2 begins floating off the ground while giggling. D/4230/2 hovers approximately three feet off the ground for five minutes before floating back down.

Addendum:

Several instances of 4230-1 were examined and aside from the usual ingredients found in common muffins, there were ██ ingredients that could not be identified and are pending further testing.

Experiment Log 4230-8:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/8
Procedure:
D/4230/8 was placed in a room with SCP 4230 and told to ask for a muffin.
Details: SCP 4230 produced a blueberry 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A bad muffin, for a bad boy.” This was the first time SCP 4230 used this phrase. After consumption, D/4230/8 stated the 4230-1 was, “Not bad.” Approximately ten seconds later, D/4230/8 complained of a burning sensation in his stomach. His complaints and levels of distress rapidly intensified before he fell to the floor, screaming and writhing. His skin appeared to actually churn until it had the appearance of the 4230-1 he consumed, complete with blueberries breaching the surface of his flesh.

Two members of security were in the room at the time of the subject’s transformation into an instance of 4230-2. Immediately after the transformation was complete, both guards sniffed the air before lunging at the 4230-2 and pinning it to the ground. The guards began to ravenously consume the 4230-2, stopping only once it had been fully consumed. As soon as the compulsion faded, one guard had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the other to prevent him from choking on a mass of 4230-2. Apparently, he had not taken time to chew at all during the frenzy.

Addendum:
To find out why D/4230/8 received such a radically different experience from all previous D class personnel who interacted with SCP 4230, their criminal histories were compared. It was determined that the outlier was that D/4230/8 was the only one with a history of violence against children. This theory was supported by D/4230/9, a convicted child abuser, who received a bad 4230-1 after requesting a muffin. After consumption, D/4230/8 transformed into a chocolate chip variation of 4230-2. Security had been moved outside the chamber for the experiment. After the transformation was complete, the 4230-2 began to tear flesh from its arms with its teeth and consuming it. . Further testing is required to actually prove this connection but know we at least know that SCP 4230 has some form of telepathic cognizance that allows it to know someone’s past.

Incident report
Dr. ███ stopped by SCP 4230’s testing chamber to speak with a member of personnel whom he was collaborating with on a project. Dr. ███, unaware of SCP 4230’s properties, asked, “Who’s humming the Muffin Man?” SCP 4230 sang the muffin man song as soon as Dr.███ uttered the word “muffin” and produced a banana nut 4230-1. SCP 4230 then vocalized the phrase, “A bad muffin, for a bad boy.” Dr.███ was detained for questioning. A close examination of his office revealed a hidden panel in his desk where SCP 573 was found. It was later determined that the SCP-573 that was in storage at the time was a nearly perfect 3D printed copy. SCP-1146’s involvement is suspected. Dr.███ is currently awaiting trial by the Ethics Committee.

Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-4230 is contained in an object class container, 45cm by 85cm by 33cm, allowing enough room for its arbitrary movements. The locker is sound-proof and odor-proof to prevent any accidental production of 4230-1 or its anomalous effects, respectively. Only Level 3 and above personnel are allowed access to SCP-4230. Any attempt to initiate a production of 4230-1 is to be reported to assigned personnel prior to its production.

Description:
SCP-4230 is a plaster statue measuring 178cm to the top of its chef hat. The statue has the appearance of a caricature of a baker with a chef’s hat, apron, and oven mitts on its hands. Observers often describe SCP-4230 as having a jolly appearance owing to its red cheeks, rotund body, and perpetual smile. A door and handle similar to the ones found on conventional cooking ovens are fixed in the center of SCP-4230’s abdomen and will only open after a instance of 4230-1 has been produced. Behind the door is a rectangular compartment with smooth, cream-colored surfaces.

X Rays indicate that SCP-4230 contains no internal components but is somehow capable of perpetual movement. This movement is limited to it swaying its body back and forth to the tune of the classic nursery rhyme The Muffin Man, which it is constantly humming. Although SCP-4320 is capable of vocalization, it only seems capable of singing the Muffin Man Song and two key phrases at the conclusion of a 4230-1 production. It is unknown if SCP-4320 is sapient as all attempts at communication have been fruitless.

SCP-4230’s major anomalous property is its ability to override the law of conservation of mass by creating matter from nothing. If any sapient being says the word muffin within approximately three meters of SCP-4230 it will begin to sing the Muffin Man nursery rhyme. At the conclusion of the rhyme a sharp chime similar to that of an egg timer will sound, the oven door in SCP-4230’s abdomen will open revealing a freshly baked muffin hereby referred to as 4230-1, and SCP-4230 will vocalize either one of two key phrases: “A good muffin for a good boy/girl” or “A bad muffin for a bad boy/girl.” Instances of 4230-1 will be classified as either good or bad depending on which key phrase was vocalized by SCP-4230 after its production.

An instance of 4230-1 will vary in type and appearance. Past versions of 4230-1 have included all typical muffin types including chocolate, poppyseed, banana nut, blueberry, cinnamon, and chocolate chip. There is no discernible difference in appearance between a good or bad 4230-1.

Any subject with working olfactory senses will feel a strong compulsion to consume the 4230-1 as soon as they smell it. Subjects barred from reaching an instance of 4230-1 but still able to smell it will display high levels of distress, some going as far as punching/clawing solid walls or bullet-proof glass until their hands become unusable to try to reach it. Compulsion to consume the 4230-1 will eventually fade approximately one hour after its production.

Any subject who consumes a good 4230-1 will experience a random anomalous effect as well as a general feeling of euphoria. The effects so far documented include the following: the subject sprouts bunny ears, showers of confetti rain down upon the subject from overhead, flowers bloom from the ground around the subject’s feet, the subject’s skin changes colors, tiny fireworks launch from the subject’s mouth and explode in puffs of glitter.

Any subject who consumes a bad 4230-1 will almost immediately experience intense stomach pains and nausea. Within approximately five minutes of consumption, the subject’s skin will have transformed in both texture, composition, and appearance to that of the 4230-1 they just consumed, turning them into an instance of 4230-2. This transformation causes the subject intense pain as most subjects scream for the entire duration of the transformation. Examinations of 4230-2s shows that the transformation occurs internally as well as externally with bones becoming more stale and organs becoming more moist variations of the 4230-1 consumed.

After the transformation is complete, any being with functioning olfactory senses will feel an overwhelming compulsion to eat the flesh of the 4230-2, including the 4230-2 itself. This compulsion lasts for approximately an hour after transformation or until the 4230-2 is fully consumed. If the 4230-2 is alone, it will consume itself until it becomes too weak from the injuries caused by its self mutilation or until it dies. Interestingly, the subject seems to still feel pain equal to that of someone actually rending the flesh from their bodies, but will continue to consume regardless.

Addendum:

Experiment Log 4230-1:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/1
Procedure: D/4230/1 was asked to consume one of the instances of 4230-1 produced during SCP 4230’s initial discovery.
Details: SCP-4230 produced a poppyseed 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A good muffin, for a good boy.” D/4230/1 ate 4230-1 before being instructed, saying it was “really good.” After approximately fourteen seconds, D/4230/1 began giggling uncontrollably, rose from his chair, and skipped around the room. D/4230/1 was asked to sit back in his seat to which he replied, “Okey-Dokey” before promptly complying. When asked why he acted as he did, D/4230/1 replied that he “just felt really good.”

Experiment Log 4230-2:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/2
Procedure: D/4230/2 was placed in a room with SCP 4230 and told to ask for a muffin. Commands for the subject to eat the 4230-1 were no longer needed as every subject was eager to consume it immediately upon production.
Details: SCP 4230 produced a chocolate chip 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A good muffin, for a good girl.” D/4230/2 ate the chocolate chip 4230-1 and stated it was the best muffin she had ever eaten. After approximately ten seconds, D/4230/2 begins floating off the ground while giggling. D/4230/2 hovers approximately three feet off the ground for five minutes before floating back down.

Addendum:

Several instances of 4230-1 were examined and aside from the usual ingredients found in common muffins, there were ██ ingredients that could not be identified and are pending further testing.

Experiment Log 4230-8:
Date: ██-██-████
Subject: D-class personnel D/4230/8
Procedure:
D/4230/8 was placed in a room with SCP 4230 and told to ask for a muffin.
Details: SCP 4230 produced a blueberry 4230-1 and vocalized the phrase, “A bad muffin, for a bad boy.” This was the first time SCP 4230 used this phrase. After consumption, D/4230/8 stated the 4230-1 was, “Not bad.” Approximately ten seconds later, D/4230/8 complained of a burning sensation in his stomach. His complaints and levels of distress rapidly intensified before he fell to the floor, screaming and writhing. His skin appeared to actually churn until it had the appearance of the 4230-1 he consumed, complete with blueberries breaching the surface of his flesh.

Two members of security were in the room at the time of the subject’s transformation into an instance of 4230-2. Immediately after the transformation was complete, both guards sniffed the air before lunging at the 4230-2 and pinning it to the ground. The guards began to ravenously consume the 4230-2, stopping only once it had been fully consumed. As soon as the compulsion faded, one guard had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the other to prevent him from choking on a mass of 4230-2. Apparently, he had not taken time to chew at all during the frenzy.

Addendum:
To find out why D/4230/8 received such a radically different experience from all previous D class personnel who interacted with SCP 4230, their criminal histories were compared. It was determined that the outlier was that D/4230/8 was the only one with a history of violence against children. This theory was supported by D/4230/9, a convicted child abuser, who received a bad 4230-1 after requesting a muffin. After consumption, D/4230/8 transformed into a chocolate chip variation of 4230-2. Security had been moved outside the chamber for the experiment. After the transformation was complete, the 4230-2 began to tear flesh from its arms with its teeth and consuming it. . Further testing is required to actually prove this connection but know we at least know that SCP 4230 has some form of telepathic cognizance that allows it to know someone’s past.

Incident report
Dr. ███ stopped by SCP 4230’s testing chamber to speak with a member of personnel whom he was collaborating with on a project. Dr. ███, unaware of SCP 4230’s properties, asked, “Who’s humming the Muffin Man?” SCP 4230 sang the muffin man song as soon as Dr.███ uttered the word “muffin” and produced a banana nut 4230-1. SCP 4230 then vocalized the phrase, “A bad muffin, for a bad boy.” Dr.███ was detained for questioning. A close examination of his office revealed a hidden panel in his desk where SCP 573 was found. It was later determined that the SCP-573 that was in storage at the time was a nearly perfect 3D printed copy. SCP-1146’s involvement is suspected. Dr.███ is currently awaiting trial by the Ethics Committee.