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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard anomalous object locker at Site-19, and monitored by one (1) armed guard when not being used for testing.

Objects produced by instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are to be designated either SCP-XXXX-1-A (objects observed to exhibit anomalous properties) or SCP-XXXX-1-B (objects observed to exhibit no anomalous properties) and placed in one of the adjacent containment units (Locker-XXXX-1-A or Locker-XXXX-1-B, respectively).

Description: SCP-XXXX is a standard Compact Disc (CD) with the words, "FOR HISTORY 213[[footnote] History 213 was later discovered to be a course available at ███████ University. The course was an introduction to various dictators throughout history, and their campaigns for world conquest. [[/footnote]]" handwritten in blue marker across its surface. It was recovered with two (2) notes. the first note [See Document Transcript-01] appears to provide some information regarding the origin of SCP-XXXX. The second note [See Document Transcript-02] provides directions on how to operate SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties take effect whenever SCP-XXXX is placed in a working CD player, turned on, and given a command. SCP-XXXX will not begin operating until a subject interacting with SCP-XXXX vocalizes the full name/title of a well known dictator or conqueror from history. After the requested name has been stated, SCP-XXXX will begin to play an audio recording of the song, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by the band "Tears for Fears".

Before the lyrics of the song begin, SCP-XXXX will produce an entity henceforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 will always appear within a 10m radius of SCP-XXXX. Observation of the manifestation of SCP-XXXX-1 have proven unsuccessful, as it appears to only do so when not being directly observed. Video surveillance is also ineffective when attempting to record SCP-XXXX-1's materialization process, as the entity seems cognizant of such methods. SCP-XXXX-1 will not form until it has a sufficiently large enough "blind spot" in its manifestation radius. SCP-XXXX will simply begin to "skip" (i.e. replay the song's introduction repeatedly) before the lyrics start until these conditions are met.

SCP-XXXX-1 takes on the appearance of the dictator that was requested by the subject[[footnote]]After SCP-XXXX-1 manifests the CD that produces it appears to become inconsequential, with the removal of the CD or the CD player's power supply having no effect on the music or SCP-XXXX-1.[[/footnote]. SCP-XXXX-1 is always dressed in time period accurate clothing, but with a theme reminiscent of music videos of the 1980's. SCP-XXXX-1 will sing the lyrics of the song in the dictator's preferred language. All attempts to communicate with SCP-XXXX-1 have proven ineffective. After the song has ended, SCP-XXXX-1 will self detonate, producing varying amounts of glitter, smoke, and ribbons. Later analysis of these materials have shown them to be non-anomalous.

Each time an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 detonates, an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 is left behind. SCP-XXXX-2 are objects that SCP-XXXX-1 creates as a result of detonating. These objects vary widely in both appearance, and whether they are anomalous or not. Each instance of SCP-XXXX-2, seems to reference some form of trivia fact about the dictator SCP-XXXX-1 reflected prior to detonation [See Experiment Logs 1-4].

SCP-XXXX was discovered on 06/07/19██ in the office of Professor ██████ at ███████ University. It was recovered by Foundation agents after receiving a report of a student observing SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects shortly after Professor ██████ was terminated from his position at the university. The student and all other witnesses were administered Class B amnesiacs, and Professor ██████ is currently being tracked as a person of interest.

Experiment Logs:
Testing on SCP-XXXX is permitted by any research staff member. Please see Research Director Floyd before and after experimentation.

Research Notes:

  • Attempts to replicate SCP-XXXX have proven unsuccessful; each copy made produces no anomalous effects.
  • Attempts to burn additional songs onto SCP-XXXX is possible, though each song other than "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" has exceedingly poor audio quality consistent with extensive damage and erosion.