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SCP-XXXX during initial containment.1 Source

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in a standard banker's box within a standard Safe-class locker at Site-67. Research on SCP-XXXX is restricted to Level 4 Personnel and above. Personnel are to avoid directly observing SCP-XXXX under any circumstances2.

Addendum ██/██/████: Any personnel discovered to be instances of SCP-XXXX-1 must be contained in a standard Humanoid cell immediately. Interviews with SCP-XXXX-1 may only be conducted by personnel with Level 4 clearance regarding the Chaos Insurgency.

Description (Revised ██/██/████): SCP-XXXX is a table lamp, weighing approximately 3.3kg and measuring approximately 0.5m tall, with cognitohazardous properties. Any members of the genus Homo who directly observe SCP-XXXX will experience assimilation by SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a sapient hive mind which actively bears hostility to the Foundation. It is capable of mimicking assimilated subjects with perfect accuracy. SCP-XXXX-1 has previously taken advantage of this ability in order to convince the Foundation that SCP-XXXX's cognitohazardous properties were limited to creating the perception of all table lamps as identical to SCP-XXXX. Amnestics are incapable of releasing subjects from its control, nor are they capable of affecting SCP-XXXX-1's memory. It is unknown how many subjects3 are under its control.

Incident XXXX-15d: On ██/██/████, SCP-XXXX-1 initiated a containment breach. During the ensuing confusion, Chaos Insurgency members raided Site-67 and stole, released, or destroyed [REDACTED] SCP objects. In the aftermath, all known instances of SCP-XXXX-1 were either terminated or apprehended.

Interview XXXX-15d:

Foreword: Interview between Dr. Steven Geraldi and an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, formerly Dr. Francis Harvey, in the aftermath of Incident XXXX-15d. Dr. Harvey was assimilated during SCP-XXXX's initial containment, and was the researcher in charge of SCP-XXXX.

<BEGIN LOG>

Dr. Geraldi: Dr. Harvey, why did you initiate a containment breach?

SCP-XXXX-1: I ain't Dr. Harvey no more, moron. If you haven't figured this out already, I guess this whole ruse was pointless. After all, you Foundation numbskulls wouldn't even'a noticed!

Dr. Geraldi: If you aren't Dr. Harvey, then who- what- are you?

SCP-XXXX-1: I like to go by "Chandler." I used to call myself "The Legion," but, y'know, stuff like that just makes me sound like a total tool these days. If I know you Foundation pricks, you're gonna be calling me SCP-XXXX-1 real soon.

Dr. Geraldi: You have experience with us?

SCP-XXXX-1: (SCP-XXXX-1 begins to imitate Dr. Harvey's mannerisms.) Steven, I was at your birthday party last month. I got you that brand-new phone, remember? You loved that thing. You kept using it to show me the most adorable videos of your cat, Oscar. He really is a sweet little thing. I'm so glad that you invited me over that one time so I could meet him.

Dr. Geraldi recoils, nearly falling out of his chair.

Dr. Geraldi: S-stay away from me.

SCP-XXXX-1: (SCP-XXXX-1 smirks.) Why, Steven? Don't you trust your old friend, Frank Harvey?

Dr. Geraldi: Stop that! You're not him!

SCP-XXXX-1: Oh, but I am. All of your memories with him from the past year are really memories with me, are they not? You didn't even really know each other that well until after he became a part of me. It was wonderfully convenient for me that you never got suspicious that I was using our friendship as a means to leak your research.

Dr. Geraldi: Oh, god…

SCP-XXXX-1: You know what the worst part is, Steven? I'm still out there. I'm not contained. You have no idea how many of my bodies are out and about in the world. And, well, as much as you don't want to admit it, Dr. Francis Harvey is a part of me. At this very moment, I'm telling Delta Command everything he knew. Everything we knew. Everything I knew. Speaking of Delta Command, they told me something very fascinating. Did the O5 ever tell you that [DATA EXPUNGED]?

<END LOG>

Closing Statement: Immediately after this interview, Dr. Geraldi was administered Class-A Amnestics and reassigned to SCP-████.

Addendum XXXX-15d: