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Item #: SCP-4000

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Addendum:

Abandoned Drafts are stuff I've put on hold. You know the stuff you see where the author post has something like 'been sitting in my sandbox for β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ? These are those articles.


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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawlers are to monitor online forums for reports of behavior matching SCP-XXXX, and particularly any case in which a user mentions symptoms of SCP-XXXX's memetic effect. Foundation assets are to work within video game development studios to ensure online titles are produced with features that limit the frequency of SCP-XXXX manifestations.

MTF Kappa-10 ("Skynet") is tasked with locating and neutralizing SCP-XXXX. Current efforts are hindered by a combination of anomalous influence and GoI-operated virtual private networks.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous online identity with several accounts on internet gaming platforms.1 While SCP-XXXX can theoretically join any online multiplayer game, certain gameplay factors are known to increase the likelihood of SCP-XXXX appearing. These include:

  • A high emphasis on cooperation with other players.
  • An inability to remove or 'kick' players from a lobby.
  • Methods to damage players of the same team or otherwise impede their progress.
  • Limited opportunities to save progress, or scenarios where losing will result in a substantial amount of lost time.
  • Integrated voice communication.

As such, SCP-XXXX frequently appears in cooperative multiplayer games with mechanics such as friendly-fire or player collisions enabled.

Once in a game, SCP-XXXX will act in a manner which interferes with normal gameplay for the remaining players. Actions shown during this time are within the capabilities of a non-anomalous player.

SCP-XXXX's anomolous abilites appear when any player in the lobby reacts to SCP-XXXX's actions with frustration or anger. SCP-XXXX will then use a targeted auditory memetic which makes the player feel compelled to finish the game and attempt to 'defeat' SCP-XXXX. This memetic will also increase the player's emotional response, typically resulting in an even stronger reaction to SCP-XXXX's actions. This cycle will continue until either the player leaves2 or is forced away from the game, the game either reaches a failstate or is completed, or if the player stops or is unable to react to SCP-XXXX. At this point, the memetic influence will cease. SCP-XXXX has not been observed to target multiple players at once; while other players may still react to SCP-XXXX, these reactions are entirely non-anomalous, and SCP-XXXX either will not or cannot use another memetic phrase if one player is already affected.

SCP-XXXX was designed by the GoI-5869, "Gamers Against Weed", as a program to produce large volumes of "trolling" content for the group's amusement - all instances where SCP-XXXX activates its anomolous properties are recored from SCP-XXXX's perspective and transmitted to a currently untraced GoI-5869 server.

The program of SCP-XXXX is suspected to be anomalous in nature. The intellegence displayed by SCP-XXXX far surpases that of any current public artificial intelligence, and rivals the capabilities of the Foundation-operated AIAD. Whenever SCP-XXXX utilizes voice communication, it speaks through a highly advanced, though distinctly artificial, text-to-speech application with a male voice.

Addendum XXXX.1: On 05/25/19, Researchers Hayden, Casey, and Palmer encountered SCP-XXXX while on break. Researcher Palmer, a memetic researcher, recognized the use of a memetic phrase and notified IT security staff and began recording the incident.

Credits, for people who gave me feedback and crit.

  • North Sentinel Ignotus: Zyn for brainstorming with me and convincing me to make this a tale.
  • Welcome to Foundation Psychiatric:
  • Don't Feed the Trolls: Credit to Blastfyre186 and SaladOfCaesar for crit - without them, this'd be a 'X that does Y Really Well' trope and probably couldn't exist on the main list.