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SCP-XXXX's composition under high intensity microscope.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held within a steel thermos of approximately 1 liter capacity. SCP-XXXX’s container is to be kept at 4.5° Celsius at all times. All personnel are to wear hermetically sealed protective suits featuring their own oxygen supply when studying the entity. At no point should SCP-XXXX come into contact with air, food, or water shared by researchers.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a pool of red viscous liquid resembling melted glass in both form and color. It varies in measurement from half a liter to three quarters of a liter. Its movements show clear signs of intelligence, and it has been observed exerting ripples throughout its body in various patterns. The entity’s assigned research team, lead by Dr. A. Ernhar, hypothesize this to be the entity’s only form of non-symbiotic communication. The team’s current priority is to catalog and analyze SCP-XXXX’s various vibrations and ripples in order to form a functional line of communication with the entity.

Additionally, SCP-XXXX is capable of bonding itself to living creatures, indicating it is a symbiotic life-form. Initially, SCP-XXXX was discovered already bonded to a human male, though that subject was killed during an interview shortly after capture. Attempts have been made to bond the entity with non-humanoids, though each has ended with the host’s death in the following hours. After bonding with non-humanoids, SCP-XXXX exhibits a state of reduced activity, and its color becomes more pale than is typical. The research team is sure that bonding non-viable subjects to the entity causes it to become “sick.” No attempts have been made to bond the entity to another human, though the team awaits authorization to do so. However, analyzing recordings immediately following the capture of SCP-XXXX has illuminated some of the effects it has on its host body. These effects include:

  • Psychological trauma. The host exhibited extreme paranoia, and became increasingly hostile toward Dr. Ernhar during their interview. Looking into the host’s background revealed no indication that they suffered any psychological damage prior to being bonded to SCP-XXXX.
  • A change in skin, hair, and eye pigment. After bonding with a host, that host’s irises, skin, and hair all change to match the red hue of SCP-XXXX.
  • Increased strength, speed, and endurance. The initial host was witnessed performing feats of ability that by typical standards would be impossible.
  • Vivid hallucinations. The initial host described the hallucinations as the “spirits of his children.” When asked to elaborate on this the host described the hallucinations as specters of various sizes and colors haunting him. The research team is unsure as to whether this is a direct effect of SCP-XXXX or a manifestation of the psychological trauma caused by bonding with SCP-XXXX.

When exposed to increasingly colder temperatures, SCP-XXXX will enter a forced state of controlled hibernation, allowing the research team to safely study the entity’s composition and physical form. Dr. Ernhar has referred to this state as SCP-XXXX “sleeping” on multiple occasions, though there is no evidence that points toward the entity having any physiological need for rest. The official hypothesis presented by the research team is that this hibernation is form of automatic defense mechanism to preserve the entity through periods of long exposure to extreme cold. SCP-XXXX was briefly exposed to extreme heat, though its reaction became sporadic, described as violent by the research team. Several of the team members including Dr. Ernhar reported believing that heat caused the entity extreme pain, though there has been no physiological confirmation of this.

As of now research into SCP-XXXX has predominantly come to a standstill, and Dr. Ernhar has submitted an official request to begin experimentation with human subjects.