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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid (gonna set it to Euclid for now. Also I'll write comments in blue.)

Special Containment Procedures: Containment of SCP-XXXX currently revolves around removing documents distributed by the entity from public circulation. To this end, MTF Chi-9 ("Page Turners") have been tasked with tracking and apprehending any such documents, references to such documents, or mentions of "Adrian Smith" in conjunction with possibly anomalous activity.

Should SCP-XXXX at any point manifest anywhere within the civilian population, a response team will be deployed to the location to monitor the ensuing anomalous activity. After the completion of the Delta Event, amnestics will be distributed to any civilians involved, and signs of SCP-XXXX's presence will be destroyed. It has been decided by Ethic's Committee vote that no efforts to revert the subsequent effects should be taken. (Iffy about that aspect. Maybe change it later?)

Description: SCP-XXXX is a male human of Caucasian descent who claims its name is "Adrian Smith". SCP-XXXX possesses a number of anomalous capabilities, the most relevant of which is its ability to seamlessly move itself from one point to another without travelling the intervening space. While there is no known physical limit to this ability, SCP-XXXX has only been known to transport itself to the place(s) of residence of persons already aware of its existence. The entity has not yet provided a suitable reason for this limitation, besides the fact that it would be "impolite to intrude where [it] wasn't wanted".

SCP-XXXX claims to be the CEO and sole employee of "DEMON REMOVAL INC", a company dedicated to the removal of vices and malicious habits. This company does not appear in any public records. To this end, SCP-XXXX has a phone number, email address, and a PayPal account for the purposes of scheduling and negotiations, and business cards which they distribute at every available opportunity.

If a meeting is scheduled with SCP-XXXX, it will use its traveling capabilities to instantaneously teleport to the scheduler's (hereby referred to as "subject") current location. After pleasantries and, if necessary, monetary transaction, SCP-XXXX will slap the subject across the face, producing an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. (Trying to figure out a better word than "slap" to use here) SCP-XXXX will then proceed to physically assault the instance of SCP-XXXX-1 into unconsciousness or expiration. This is referred to as a "Delta Event".

SCP-XXXX-1 are entities, usually humanoid, conceptually representing a detrimental habit or vice of the subject. The size, shape, and overall appearance of SCP-XXXX-1 instances varies according to the precise nature of the vice, but they are invariably thematically related. To-date, upwards of 300 different SCP-XXXX instances have been observed, ranging in height from eighteen centimetres (a temptation to run up 'down' escalators) to fourteen metres (arachnophobia).

After Delta Events, subjects report not being affected by the vice or habit targeted by SCP-XXXX and embodied by the SCP-XXXX-1 instance. Attempts to reintroduce removed vices and habits into affected subject have universally failed.