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SCP-Diotoir-3, entering the Robot Wars Arena

Item #: SCP-Diotoir

Object Class: Euclid Safe Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All robots attempting to enter Robot Wars any robot combat gameshow are to be checked for instances of SCP-Diotoir. All robots that are directly affected by SCP-Diotoir are to be routinely undermined by Foundation personnel prior to battles between other machines. During a battle, robots indirectly affected by SCP-Diotoir are to have their fur burnt. Spectators whose clothes are affected by SCP-Diotoir-B must be administed Class-C Amnestics before and after the battle, before instances of SCP-Diotoir-B are seized by Foundation personnel and are completely burned.

Under no circumstances may any Foundation personnel attempt to seize a robot directly affected by SCP-Diotoir that currently still has its fur. Instances of SCP-Diotoir must have its fur be completely burned away before being secured at an air-tight vault at Foundation Site 13. A small batch of fur generated by SCP-Diotoir is to be kept in a secure air-tight vault located at Foundation Site 15. Experiments requiring the use of the fur must be approved by the SCP-Diotoir research team.

As of ██/██/████, the transferring of any robot onto new owners must be overseen be Foundation personnel.

Description: SCP-Diotoir is a phenomenon affecting robots entering the British robot combat gameshow Robot Wars robot combat gameshows, and various forms of clothing. Originating from Dublin, Ireland, the exact location where instances are created remains unknown. Instances consist of flammable red and black polkadot fur, with a pair of bloodshot eyes, eyebrows and a large grin, which attaches itself to affected robots. All robots directly affected by SCP-Diotoir, bar SCP-Diotoir-1 are named "Diotoir, Son of Nemesis", although instances are known simply as "Diotoir" (Irish for Annihilator), on Robot Wars.

Many of the affected robots generally exhibit strong pushing power, with SCP-Diotoir-1 being able to successfully outpush Robot Wars House Robot Shunt, and SCP-Diotoir-3 withstanding repeated blows from eventual Series 6 champions Tornado before ultimately pitting it. However, a general weakness among the robots concerns the lack of a reliable self-righting mechanism, which has been exploited by several competitors during battles on Robot Wars.

Robots that come into contact with competitors affected by SCP-Diotoir will begin to generate small patches of fur onto their armour and in some cases weaponry. Usually, this can be removed by burning the fur during battle. If left unchecked, the fur will begin to spread all over the affected machine, before eventually developing its own bloodshot eyes and wide grin within one week of initial contact. This has ultimately established new instances of SCP-Diotoir, designated as SCP-Diotoir-7 and SCP-Diotoir-8. SCP-Diotoir can also give affected robots advantages and disadvantages; for example, Thor, upon having its axe affected by SCP-Diotoir, was able to burn it, creating a temporary "fireaxe" with more damage potential. Other robots, including Tornado, have experienced decreased reliability when battling instances of SCP-Diotoir, often causing them to lose battles as a consequence.

SCP-Diotoir can yield notables effects on clothing, including shirts, trousers, footwear and [REDACTED]. At the start of transmission, the instance is generally weak, and affected clothing can be cured relatively easily by burning the fur attached to it. However, after a couple of days, SCP-Diotoir will begin to modify the clothes, turning the materials to flammable red fur with black polkadots, becoming instances of SCP-Diotoir-B. Testing on Class-D personnel has revealed that not only does it not become more difficult to wear instances SCP-Diotoir-B, but according to the subjects it still feels exactly the same, regardless of what fabrics the clothing was originally created with.

The rate through which SCP-Diotoir spreads depends greatly on the number of battles it competes in a given time. The worst outbreak occurred in 2001, where SCP-Diotoir-3 competed in Extreme 1's Tag Team Terror competition. It teamed alongside tag partners Mega Morg (which was forcibly withdrawn by the Foundation after experiencing a strong instance of SCP-Diotoir), and Pussycat, ultimately winning the competition and affecting ██ other robots and clothing. As such, the Foundation have generally been attempting to limit exposure by sabotaging instances prior to its battles. This included the creation of a Robot Wars House Robot with a flamethrower, known as Sergeant Bash, to continually pitting instances against robots with flippers.

SCP-Diotoir was brought to the attention of the Foundation during filming for Series 1 of Robot Wars, after roboteers began to report batches of fur on their robots. After the fur was burned by SCP personnel, all eyewitnesses were administed Class-C Amnestics and robots taken over by SCP-Diotoir were claimed as being part of a series of joke robots designed to entertain the audience. Spectators whose clothes are affected by SCP-Diotoir-B are administed Class-C Amnestics before a battle involving an instance of SCP-Diotoir, in order to make them believe they purchased the clothing as 'mechandise'. After battles, Class-C Amnestics are administed against to affected specators, to make them forget they ever wore instances of SCP-Diotoir-B and thus allow for Foundation to seize instances without trouble. Because of the immense popularity of the Diotoir machines on Robot Wars, attempting to seize instances of SCP-Diotoir before they have battled and have had their fur burnt is forbidden. Attempting to administer Class-A Amnestics onto viewers of robot combat gameshows in order to make them forget SCP-Diotoir is deemed unfeasible by the Foundation due to the worldwide popularity of the shows.

SCP-Diotoir-1 was the first instance to be successfully contained by the Foundation, after having its fur being completely burnt off on December 18th, ████, enabling containment. Situated in an air-tight vault, no instance of SCP-Diotoir has successfully been able to regrow any fur. A small batch of fur is also stored in an air-tight vault, which cannot grow while within, leading to the SCP-Diotoir research team theorising oxygen is required for growth. It was also originally theorised by SCP-Diotoir research team that the instances only occurred on Robot Wars. However, this was disproven on March 9, ████, when the Foundation discovered SCP-Diotoir-4, a walkerbot covered with the red and dot polka fur, entered Techno Games, a spin-off of Robot Wars.

All instances of SCP-Diotoir were successfully contained and reclassified as Safe on were believed to have been successfully contained on January 17th, ████, after SCP-Diotoir-6 was defeated in battle and had its fur completely burnt, being reclassified as Safe. However, on December 31st, ████, exposure to undiscovered SCP-Diotoir caused spinner Kadeena Machina to become an instance of SCP-Diotoir, designated as SCP-Diotoir-7. SCP-Diotoir-7 managed to affect ████ other robots and established instances of SCP-Diotoir-B, but was successfully contained on the same day as its discovery.

SCP-Diotoir-8 was discovered by the Foundation during the transferring of Iron-Awe 7 whilst it was travelling to China to compete in the FMB (Fighting My Bots) World Finals, taking over the machine on January ████, ████. It is the only known instance of SCP-Diotoir that has not been neutralised, as well as becoming the first instance that has travelled outside of Ireland and the United Kingdom, increasing its potential of spreading. The Foundation therefore reclassified SCP-Diotoir as Euclid.