Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 5 m in diameter, circular grow bed in a visually isolated 8 m x 6 m x 5 m concrete cell outfitted with a fourteen (14) hours per day active 300 Watts UV-Lamp and overhead mister system. The climate inside the cell is to be maintained at 22°C and 63% humidity. Outside of authorized testing, SCP-XXXX is only to be viewed through a CCTV system and administered 4 liters of water every three (3) hours via an overhead mister. Repairs on aforementioned devices should only be conducted by staff members equipped with standard edition night vision goggles. Testing proposals need to be approved by SCP-XXXX's head of research,
Dr.██████ ██████████.
Any instances of SCP-XXXX-2 are to be kept in a standard 1 m x 2 m humanoid containment cell and should be neutralized after a maximum of fourteen (14) days and never be present in a room with above D-Class personnel, additionally, any corpses of SCP-XXXX-2 instances are to be incinerated. Personnel attending to SCP-XXXX are to undergo psychological screening on a biweekly basis.
Additionally, if any uncontained instances of SCP-XXXX's are discovered, by field agents briefed on SCP-XXXX's properties,
Mobile Task Force Eta-10 ("See No Evil") is to be dispatched to neutralize the instance(s) and perform cover-up protocol XXXX-C-H10.
Field agents undercover within law enforcement agencies are to be briefed on SCP-XXXX's properties
and report any incidents that could have been caused by SCP-XXXX.
Finding and containing new instances of SCP-XXXX are considered a Delta-Level priority.

SCP-XXXX appears to be a cluster of Vitis vinifera, currently supported by a 3m x 3.5 m Teflon trellis.
Instances of SCP-XXXX cannot be differentiated from mundane instances of Vitis vinifera, apart from its unusually high growth rate and water consumption until witnessing one of SCP-XXXX's effects manifest. If an omnivore or herbivore subject establishes visual contact with it, they are exposed to SCP-XXXX's secondary effect.

If a suitable subject is exposed to SCP-XXXX's secondary effect, the subject develops an intense urge to approach SCP-XXXX and consume it's "grapes", from this point on referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, until the subject has consumed enough to suffer SCP-XXXX's primary effect, upon which the subject immediately stops consuming instances of SCP-XXXX-1 and seemingly becomes immune to SCP-XXXX's secondary effect.
The number of instances of SCP-XXXX-1 a subject needs to consume to suffer SCP-XXXX's primary effect seems to depend on overall bodyweight and constitution of the subject. If a subject is interrupted from consuming a sufficient amount of SCP-XXXX-1 instances, to suffer from SCP-XXXX's primary effect, and visual contact to SCP-XXXX is broken, the subject immediately stops being affected by SCP-XXXXs secondary property, if visual contact is maintained or reestablished the subject will resume its behavior prior to being interrupted.
If this interrupted exposure to SCP-XXXXs secondary effect, especially after having consumed at least one instance of SCP-XXXX-1, causes any lasting harm to the targets psychological and physical health is currently unknown.
Subjects observing SCP-XXXX through non-direct means, like recordings, live-feeds, night vision goggles, etc. are not exposed to SCP-XXXX's secondary effects.

After a subject, from this point on referred to as SCP-XXXX-2, suffers SCP-XXXX's primary effect,
it undergoes immediate, permanent and currently irreversible psychological changes.
Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 develop a behavior similar to patients of severe depression.
When interviewed, instances of SCP-XXXX-2 generally express views and opinions of extreme pessimistic and nihilistic nature and will attempt to persuade the interviewer to consume instances of SCP-XXXX-1.
While alive, instances of SCP-XXXX-2 pose little to no threat but also rarely cooperate or perform any simple task unless physically forced to, even if threatened with termination. After approximately five (5) to ten (10) days, instances of SCP-XXXX-2 will show suicidal behavior and will attempt to kill themselves, if given the opportunity.

If the corpse of an instance of SCP-XXXX-2 is left unattended, an instance of SCP-XXXX will begin to grow from the corpse's intestines within one (1) to two (2) hours and sprout up to twelve (12) instances of SCP-XXXX-1 shortly after emerging, presumably using the corpse as soil.
Corpses inhabited by instances of SCP-XXXX begin to show signs of advanced dehydration after approximately five (5) hours after the emergence.
The new instance of SCP-XXXX will wither within three (3) days if it can not grow into fresh soil after emergence.

The reproduction SCP-XXXX's primary effect through chemical means
have been deemed impossible.

rating: 0+x