Pyrexia Madness
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: The entity is to be kept in an air-tight containment cell of at least 3.0 m3 at STP.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a bipedal entity of variable height, averaging 2.6 meters (m) at sea level. The entity has two arms, each with three claws averaging 0.3 meters in length and 0.2 centimeters (cm) in thickness. The legs of the entity are always 1/2 of the total height of the entity, with broad, bovine toes. The entity has two white eyes with no apparent pupils. The entity's size changes as an ideal gas in similar environmental conditions would, regardless of the entity's state of matter. The entity can change its state of matter between a solid and gaseous phase, maintaining its silhouette in either case.

When near a human subject, the entity will attempt to infect the human by first making several incisions in the corners of the victim's mouth and the right eye. The entity will then change to a gaseous state to be absorbed by the newly created instance of SCP-XXXX-1 (henceforth referred to as "the host") via the injured eye. Once infected, the host's eyes become blinded and black, excreting a liquid similar to the entity's body, which is highly caustic to anything besides the host. The jaw of the host will be broken and open at the endpoint of the incisions received from the initial attack. From the time of infection, the host will exhibit an intention to harm/kill others, specifically targeting people whom the host considered an enemy prior to the infection. After the host has either killed/fatally injured their target(s), or the host dies of their own injuries, the entity will exit the host's body via the right eye and return to a solid state.

Addendum: The entity was obtained by the Foundation after a living host was apprehended by the state government in ████. The entity was expelled from the host by use of a hyperbaric chamber. Although the host's injuries could not be reversed, either by medicine or surgery, the injuries no longer cause pain after pressure treatment. The whereabouts of the host is currently the town of ████, ████. During treatment, the entity solidified in the host's mouth to a size of approximately 5.0 cm3 and remained unable to move while pressurized. Within five minutes after treatment, the immobile entity was submerged in liquid nitrogen and transported to the nearest containment facility in ██████, ████.