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— Maria Jones, Director, RAISA

Item #: SCP-XXXX (Mania)

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained within a 5 cm thick, 2 m by 2 m by 2 m metal cage coated with at least 3 coats of Telekill alloy, centrally suspended 50cm within a concrete room measuring 3m by 3m by 3m at least 50cm thick. The two holding units must be separated with a vacuum. Energy dampeners and Spacial distortion detectors are to be attached on the floor, ceiling and walls or the room, backup generators must always be checked and ready for a power outage. Personnel assigned in the SCP-XXXX control room must ensure the functionality of the dampeners, detectors and back-up generators and call for a maintenance crew immediately in an instance of a broken dampener or an issue with the generators.

Guards and monitors assigned to SCP-XXXX must score high in the mental strength test and are to be psychologically tested once every week every day for any signs of unusual fanaticism and mental disorders.

Personnel suspected of becoming SCP-XXXX-1 are to be quarantined in a separate site than the one containing SPC-XXXX and for selected personnel to be treated with Class C amnestics. Confirmed instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are to be terminated on site immediately.

In case SCP-XXXX breaches containment, the site director is to report immediately to the O5 Council. Every personnel on-site are advised to flee immediately to commit suicide in order to not become another instance of SCP-XXXX-1 and increase SCP-XXXX's range.

Under NO circumstances must another sentient SCP be brought into the infection radius of SCP-XXXX, SCP-XXXX be relocated, or tested without at least 3/4 votes from the O5 Command.
SCP-XXXX must NOT be contained near public centers or cities. Failure to follow this containment procedure may allow SCP-XXXX to increase its effect radius exponentially and will evoke an AK-Class End-of-the-World Scenario.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black smoke free floating in space around 1 m in height and 500 cm wide. SCP-XXXX can change it's form, shape, density, and size and can do this even during daytime, therefore, accurate measurements cannot be taken. Some personnel and staff claim to have seen take a female humanoid form with luminous red eyes and a devilish grin, however, no known documentation as of yet has captured this form.


SCP-XXXX in temporary containment.

Reports suggest that SCP-XXXX can and will only move when the sun has set and near the end of the day, its smoke-like form will transform to become more solid and dense. Testing for the mass of SCP-XXXX cannot be conducted because of its incorporeal abilities. SCP-XXXX will start crashing on the walls of its containment area, potentially trying to phase through the titanium walls of its cage.

After Incident XXXX-1a, approximately 200 Energy dampeners and Spacial Distortion Detectors are to be placed inside and outside its containment area to prevent SCP-XXXX from phasing through the walls of its cage, and to swiftly know when it does so.

SCP-XXXX causes insanity and mania to any and every sentient life in a 50m 90m 100m radius from itself. The 'infected' individual, SCP-XXXX-1 (but commonly called 'Excites' by personnel on site) will continue in a mad rage looking for any sentient life and attacking any living creature that it finds until it or its target are terminated.

Stages of Madness:

  1. The First Stage - Any sentient life will start to feel unease, paranoia and anxiety. Most animals run away at this point. The following stages will be avoidable if the subject is brought away form the infection radius.
  2. The Middle Stage - Unease and paranoia will start to increase in severity. Subjects report feeling uncharacteristic hate or fear towards their companions. Class D Amnestics are to be given to the subject if necessary.
  3. Infection Stage - Unease and paranoia stops, subjects report to be "awakened". Subjects will now start the Greek Goddess of Madness and Insanity. They will start to refer to SCP-XXXX as 'Mistress' or 'Goddess' and will try any possible means to get SCP-XXXX out of its containment cell. The individuals within this stage can already be considered as SCP-XXXX-1.
  4. Madness Stage - This stage does not occur to all subjects, some only stay in the Infection Stage. Researchers agree that SCP-XXXX and instances of SCP-XXXX-1s relationship are similar to ants and their queen. an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 that is stuck on stage 3 are the workers and harvesters, tasked to follow the queen's commands and fulfill it's needs. Those that are on stage 4, however are the soldiers that are tasked to eliminate any potential threats to the queen. Another striking similarity is that when a worker is killed, it can be replaced by a soldier or vice versa. Individuals within this stage will start to have erratic behavior and murderous tendencies. They will try to kill any human on sight.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 have significantly boosted capabilities than most humans, specifically a 20-30% increase for speed, strength, reflexes and endurance. Brain scans show that the amygdala shows significantly more amount of activity within this stage.

Every time SCP-XXXX infects another sentient life, the infection radius rate increases. Increases varies from 10cm and 1m for every SCP-XXXX-1 it creates. Regardless whether the infected individual stays alive or not, the radius does not decrease.

SCP-XXXX is considered to be sentient and sapient. Communication has not yet been established, but the entity shows signs of higher mental function and enhanced problem-solving skills.

Those things were like zombies, Pete! They were damn fast! It didn't even stop coming after me even after both its legs were blasted by a grenade! Sure, it died soon after, but it was hella scary. -Agent Nikita A█████ of MTF MU-13 "Ghostbusters", speaking to Dr. Peter █████ after Incident XXXX-1a

Addendum XXXX-1a: Whilst trying to contain the entity, 14 agents were maddened, 4 were killed by the attacks and, 1 was injured, 116 townspeople, and 8 cultists died during the anomaly.

Addendum XXXX-1b: It has been noted that Agent Alpha has showed high mental resistance on an earlier test

Addendum XXXX-1c: It was later found out that Agent Marqueses (Delta) recited an excerpt from "The Madness of Heracles”