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Item #: SCP-9999

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-9999 is to be contained within a standard anomalous objects containment vault. Testing requires approval from one Level 4 personnel or higher. All instances of SCP-9999-01 are to be contained at Site-48, where they are to be employed as Level-0 Foundation researchers.

Description: SCP-9999 is a device composed of two ellipsoidal chambers (hereafter referred to as antechamber and pod) with opaque glass doors, both measuring 3mx1mx1m along the axes. The anomalous effect triggers when the pod is filled with at least 185 kg of raw meat and a human being, hereafter prime subject, lies within the antechamber. Thereafter both chamber doors lock and sleeping gas is released into the antechamber. After a sleep lasting approximately 14-16 hours, the prime subject will emerge unharmed from the antechamber. A further half-hour later, SCP-9999-01 will emerge from the pod. SCP-9999-01 looks identical to the prime subject, possesses the same memories as the prime subject, and will believe itself to be the prime subject.

It was initially hypothesized that SCP-9999 is a cloning machine. However, subsequent analysis has pinpointed several ways in which SCP-9999-01s differ from the prime subjects:

  • SCP-9999-01s display increased intelligence, with the size of the increase ranging from 42-51% depending on the test and metric. Higher intelligence of the prime subject has been found to be associated with a larger cognitive gain.
  • On the Goldberg NEO-IPIP personality model, SCP-9999-01s display higher conscientiousness and much higher neuroticism.
  • Conflict aversion. Relative to the prime subjects, SCP-9999-01s are significantly more likely to deescalate personal disagreements. The effect is strongest with in-person interactions. Likely as a consequence, in Milgram-style experiments SCP-9999-01s were approximately 70-80% quicker to press a button causing serious harm to an unknown participant to avoid a confrontation with the researcher directing the experiment.
  • Sleep activity features a higher ratio of deep sleep relative to REM and light sleep. As a result, SCP-9999-01s are typically awake 18-19 hours per day.
  • Reduced claustrophobia: SCP-9999-01s do not appear to experience discomfort in small or confined spaces.
  • The circadian cycle of SCP-9999-01s is unconnected to sunlight. Experiments revealed no detrimental effects of extended underground confinement.
  • Reduced lifespan: due to a novel and poorly understood mechanism of cellular decay, the lifespan of SCP-9999-01s ranges from 7.1 to 8.2 years. During this time, SCP-XXXX-01 do not appear to age.
  • Each SCP-9999-01 exhibits a strong desire to please the first three human beings seen upon emergence from the pod. Experiments have shown that SCP-9999-01s experience large oxytocin spikes when interacting with these individuals.

SCP-9999 was recovered from the ruins of a Prometheus Labs facility in Fairbanks, Alaska. No documentation on SCP-9999 was found in the facility, with the exception of several copies of a flyer recovered from the mailroom.