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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Neutralized

Special Containment Procedures: The American alt-rock music group Ween is to be closely monitored for any changes in information regarding the "supposed disappearance" of Mickey Melchiondo, and the meaning of the lyrics to the band's song The Golden Eel. Cover stories and amnestics should be administered accordingly. The remains of SCP-XXXX have been laid to rest in a barren field near New Hope, Pennsylvania, at SCP-XXXX's request.

Description: SCP-XXXX was a specimen of Gymnothorax javanicus (giant moray eel), with bright yellow skin coloration. Its body measures 2.3 meters in length, weighing 24kg. During most of its life, SCP-XXXX was sapient and capable of speaking fluently in English, often conversing with research staff about subjects of its interest, primarily music. However, during the final two months of its lifespan, SCP-XXXX began to gradually lose its ability to speak, becoming more and more juvenile with an increasingly limited vocabulary. SCP-XXXX appeared to completely lose its anomalous ability and became indistinguishable from a non-anomalous animal three days prior to abruptly dying of unknown causes.

SCP-XXXX claims to be musician Mickey Melchiondo (known by his stage name Dean Ween). SCP-XXXX demonstrated itself capable of recounting personal information about Melchiondo unknown to the general public at the time, and cooperated in multiple interviews to assess its identity.

SCP-XXXX is believed to be connected to one Emanuel Brisby, an outcast member of the Serpent's Hand. Although raids on Brisby's homes have recovered little information regarding these supposed experiments, it is almost certain that Melchiondo was kidnapped by Brisby sometime in October 1996 and turned into SCP-XXXX via unknown means. The recovery of SCP-XXXX coincided with the brief disappearance of Melchiondo during that period of time. A body double was dispatched to replace Melchiondo in public appearances and performances with the band, following containment assessment and initial interviews with SCP-XXXX. Said body double has effectively replaced Melchiondo ever since.

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was discovered by an embedded Foundation agent in the ███████ █████████ Aquarium, following the addition of several giant moray eels to the facility. Agent ████ claims that SCP-XXXX communicated with him and requested help in order to escape. The Foundation was notified and SCP-XXXX was secured and kept in a temporary containment tank during the first two weeks of containment.