Gentleman Thief

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard humanoid containment cell at Site-24. Interaction with personnel is to be kept to an absolute minimum, with feeding being performed by automated drones. In circumstances wherein direct interaction is necessary, SCP-XXXX is to be equipped with a gag, blindfold, and earmuffs for the duration of the interaction except during approved testing. Access to SCP-XXXX is to be granted only with approval of the Site Director and 2 Level 3 or higher personnel, at least two of whom must have had no prior interactions with SCP-XXXX.

Should SCP-XXXX derive an SCP-XXXX-1 instance designating a member of Class C or higher personnel, said personnel are to be amnesticized, denied all future access to SCP-XXXX, transferred off-site, and placed under surveillance for a minimum of 1 year.

Update: Drones used to feed SCP-XXXX may be used for this purpose for no more than a total of 2 days, after which they are to be dismantled and replaced. SCP-XXXX is to be rotated into a new containment cell every week; previous containment cells are to have their door control mechanisms dismantled and replaced immediately after each rotation. SCP-XXXX is to be transferred to a new containment site every 3 months, and may not be transferred back to a previous site for at least 2 years post-transfer.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an old Caucasian woman of Central European descent. Subject's appearance suggests an age of approximately 60-70 years, although statements made by it imply a lifespan dating back to at least the 15th century CE.

SCP-XXXX demonstrates high-level regenerative capabilities, surviving and recovering from injuries as severe as decapitation. This regeneration is relatively slow, taking up to a week to recover from more severe injuries. The subject also appears to have an eidetic memory and is able to recall any information presented to it with perfect accuracy. Update: These abilities are now believed to be the result of SCP-XXXX having previously employed its primary anomaly to acquire them.

SCP-XXXX's primary anomaly is its ability to derive an SCP-XXXX-1 designation for individuals when provided with sufficient information on them. SCP-XXXX describes these designations as the subject's "true name", claiming that these designations are "perfect descriptions" of the subject's "body, mind, and soul". Each SCP-XXXX-1 instance is a unique selective auditory cognitohazard, it affects only the individual described and no others. Upon hearing the SCP-XXXX-1 instance describing them, the subject will be compelled to follow any and all orders given by the speaker for a period of 30 minutes to 1 hour, varying between individuals. Affected subjects will consider these orders to be their own thoughts and perceive themselves to be acting solely on their own initiative, even after the duration of control has expired. Subjects can be convinced of their lack of control after the effects expire, but not while under the influence of SCP-XXXX-1 instances.

Testing has shown that the speaker need not be SCP-XXXX for SCP-XXXX-1 to have an effect, however, due to the length of SCP-XXXX-1 instances (none have been observed to have fewer than 20 syllables) and the level of precision required in speaking them, non-SCP-XXXX subjects have had a <1% success rate in eliciting their anomalous effects. SCP-XXXX has not been observed to mispronounce any instance of SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX is remarkably observant and possesses extensive knowledge of human psychology, making it highly proficient and profiling and manipulating people. It makes use of these abilities to trick people into divulging personal information, often without the individual's knowledge. SCP-XXXX has been observed to extract enough data to derive an SCP-XXXX-1 instance after less than 20 minutes of conversation. Whether this ability is anomalous in nature or simply the result of practice and experience is unknown.

Discovery and Initial Containment: SCP-XXXX was discovered on 08/13/1998 in ███████, Bulgaria when Agent █████ ███████ disappeared while investigating rumors of an unrelated anomaly in the area. MTF Delta-12 ("I'll think of a nickname later") was dispatched to investigate, eventually tracking Agent ███████'s location to a remote cabin in the █████ Forest 5 days after his disappearance. Agent ███████ was found unconscious and injured but in stable condition inside the cabin, with SCP-XXXX providing medical attention. SCP-XXXX claimed to have found Agent ███████ after he had been attacked by the aforementioned anomaly. Agent ███████ was extracted to Foundation medical care and SCP-XXXX was detained for questioning about the anomaly.

Agent ███████ regained consciousness shortly after his return to Foundation custody. He initially corroborated SCP-XXXX's claims about the attack, but admitted to gaps in his memory. Mnestic treatment was administered to restore his memory, allowing him to recall that the attack was fabricated by SCP-XXXX to cover up the fact that it had captured and interrogated him using its anomalous capabilities.

Addendum - Incident XXXX/1: On ██/██/████, SCP-XXXX breached containment when Dr. J█████, the Senior Researcher in charge of the SCP-XXXX project, attempted to smuggle it out of Site-24 under the guise of approved testing. Dr. J█████ was aided by 11 other personnel, including Junior Researchers, site security, and Class D personnel. The breach was discovered when [DATA EXPUNGED].