Pigeon infected by SCP-XXXX-W1, with multiple appendages


SCP-XXXX-G1 feeding with grease (darker)

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-G1 and SCP-XXXX-G2 are currently located in Cold Room 6B from Site-23.

Any instance found of SCP-XXXX that weighs more than 250g must be immediately eliminated by calcination, unless it is being result of a controlled experiment. Any instance found of SCP-XXXX that weighs less than 250g must be acquired for further research and evaluation before proceeding to its elimination.

SCP-XXXX instances must be only conserved long term to produce new test subjects. In that case, the instance must be contained in a cold room (with temperatures below -50º C, in order to slow down its metabolism) inside a glass container. To keep the instance nourished and its growing controlled, it must be fed with 20g of glucose every 92h.

No test should be done without supervision of the assigned containment specialist (currently Dr. Rommelier).

For further information, please contact with Containment Specialist Dr. Rommelier LEVEL 3 REQUIRED

Description: As far as it is known, SCP-XXXX appears to be a parasitive trasparent slime mold. It can live in both aerial and underwater environments, and it can contaminate almost all kinds of multicellular life, even though its development is much more noticeable in reptiles, birds and mammals. SCP-XXXX is vulnerable to temperatures above 70º C and below -130º C, which allows it to survive in many of the extreme natural circumstances. In any way, SCP-XXXX does not have any kind of protection against fire, which is thought to be the best method of elimination of SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX anomalous effect is shown in different ways, depending on which kind of living being is parasiting at that moment (See Addendum-XXXXTLΛ and Addendum-XXXXTLΣ for further information). However, in all cases, this property consits in the same. SCP-XXXX is capable of keeping alive cells from the host and reordering and using them for the benefit of the SCP-XXXX instance in exceptional ways. SCP-XXXX cells will keep the cells from the tissues it is interested in, and will consume the remaining cells to obtain energy and produce new SCP-XXXX cells. SCP-XXXX can not replicate the cells from the parasitized being, but can have complete control over them, as the tests have shown.

SCP-XXXX reproduces asexually. An instance will grow by mitosis of its cells, and in consequence, any part that for any reason gets separated from the instance body can grow independently and give a new instance in proper conditions. Lone cells are rarely capable of giving a new body without artificial intervention. More than 4200 cells are needed to form the essential structures properly so the new instance can develop. Fortunately, SCP-XXXX seems to reproduce only under dangerous circumstances1, fact that prevents it for being a plague.

Another important property, related to the first one, is the resistance that SCP-XXXX and hosts cells show against any kind of pathogens. Biochemical analysis have proven that SCP-XXXX acquires all the inmunities from all its hosts, even if it leaves them, which makes it extremely difficult for any pathogen to infect neither it or the host. Biological elimination procedures succeed or fail depending on which inmunities the SCP-XXXX instance has integrated. This inmunities do not seem to be lost in the cells reproduction short term, but it is believed that some are lost after several generations. If the host becomes free from SCP-XXXX and survives, this one will not keep SCP-XXXX inmunities.

At the moment, The Foundation only posses 2 instances of SCP-XXXX: SCP-XXXX-G1 and SCP-XXXX-G2, which are utilized to produce test subjects (called until then SCP-XXXX-S#2) by asexual reproduction. They are the only instances remaining that have been found in the wild3 (See Addendum-XXXXFL for Finding Logs).