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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a small, password-secured safe. The entity is to be kept within the safe at all times except for use in Procedure Mu-15 or by request by personnel with Level 2/XXXX clearance or above.

Procedure Mu-15 shall be done once every fourteen (14) days to maintain containment of SCP-XXXX. A designated personnel member familiar with the procedure shall wear the entity on the head, temporary serve as SCP-XXXX-A, and use it in a performance. The performance shall be in the form of a magic show, with the all the following parameters in place:

  • An 5 m x 5 m area shall be designated as a stage and treated as such.
  • At least eleven personnel shall act as the audience, and assume the proper behavior of such, e.g., watching the entire performance, clapping after every trick, not loudly crinkling candy wrappers, etc.
  • The performance shall consist of at least six tricks, or acts involving illusions to amaze the audience. These tricks can be of any nature, but mundane yet elaborate is preferred.
  • One of the tricks shall involve the use of SCP-XXXX's anomalous property. [See Description.]
  • The performance shall last at least twenty minutes, with no more than two minutes between tricks. If twenty minutes have passed, an intermission is allowed.
  • No two performances in a row can consist the same tricks.

Note that the parameters are not set, as research and experimentation on their exact nature are ongoing.

One (1) security officer shall be present during the duration of Procedure Mu-15.

If SCP-XXXX is to become animate, Procedure Mu-15 should be executed as soon as possible with the proper parameters. If not all parameters can be met, it must still be executed, with an extra security officer in place.

If a performance can not be made within the day, SCP-XXXX shall be reduced to dust or ashes with reasonable means. A search party is to be sent to scout within a five (5) kilometer radius of SCP-XXXX's origin of destruction to retrieve it once it reappears so Procedure Mu-15 can be implemented.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a top hat composed of black-and-white-spotted rabbit skin, with a black fabric ribbon around its base. It is Size 7 1/4, and measures 58 cm (22 5/8 in) wide. It has no abnormalities in terms of physical properties.

Within fourteen days of the last execution of Procedure Mu-15, SCP-XXXX is inanimate. During this time, it only possesses one anomalous property. When used in a performance that is considered a magic show, SCP-XXXX's interior expands to 5 cubic meters, disproportionate to its apparent size. At the end of the performance, any objects remaining within SCP-XXXX are expelled, and SCP-XXXX's dimensions revert to normal.

Fourteen days after Procedure Mu-15, SCP-XXXX becomes animate, reacts to stimuli, and demonstrates several anomalous and dangerous properties. Its main objective is to be involved in a magic show with the parameters outlined under Procedure Mu-15, with no regard to anyone's safety, even its own. SCP-XXXX sometimes will harm those who obscure its actions through either brute force (e.g., crushing victims with large objects) or through violent versions of magic tricks (e.g., shoving coins into victims' ear canals and damaging their cochleas).

SCP-XXXX has displayed the following abilities:

  • The ability to teleport in yet-to-be-determined distances predicted to be beyond 5 km.
  • The ability to use telekinesis on objects weighing up to 4000 kg, and propel them in speeds up to 100 km/h. Coordination is on the average human's level.
  • The ability to forcibly place itself onto a person and control their movement, including their speech. Those possessed by SCP-XXXX do not appear controlled unless observed closely.
  • The ability to trap anything or anyone within it and release them.

When damaged to the point of being unable to be recognized as a hat, SCP-XXXX reappears intact about eight hours later within 5 km of its origin of destruction.

SCP-XXXX has shown signs of sapience. It has been observed using a sense of judgement when attacking anyone interfering with its actions, along with implementing basic communication via writing. See Addendum XXXX-a for an example of his sapience.

Recovery Log: SCP-XXXX was originally owned by stage magician Martin ██████, who acted under the name "The Marvelous Martin" from 196█ to 2012. The entity was created from the skin of a rabbit used in his performances until its death. From that point, SCP-XXXX was used in all of ███████ performances. Tricks the entity was used in involved shoving impossibly large objects into its interior, including brooms, water cooler jugs, and later, computer screens.

On ██/██/2012, three weeks after retiring, ██████ was found dead in his home in ██████, MO. His corpse was sawed in half across the waist, and a broom was shoved through his mouth and halfway down his esophagus. His murder case is officially closed.

SCP-XXXX was first discovered by the Foundation on ██/██/2012, after its actions in ██████, MO. SCP-XXXX trapped ███ local residents within a local theater, and used █████████████, the son of Martin ██████, as SCP-XXXX-A. At least █ people died because of SCP-XXXX's actions, with ███ people injured. SCP-XXXX was successfully captured by a retrieval team and Class-B amnesics were administered to all witnesses.

Addendum XXXX-a:

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Dr. ████████

Foreword: The following is an interview done on ██/██/2012, fifteen days after SCP-XXXX's capture. SCP-XXXX breached containment and attempted to herd D-Class personnel assigned to SCP-████. Dr. ████████ managed to lure SCP-XXXX into a research room.

<Begin Log>

Dr. ████████: Aren't you a fellow?

SCP-XXXX: [bobs in the air]

Dr. ████████: If you can understand me, tilt yourself up and down as if you're on a person nodding his head.

SCP-XXXX: [continues bobbing]

Dr. ████████: How about this then? [moves a whiteboard and uncaps a marker] I heard from your retrievers that you were able to communicate through a chalkboard for one of the tricks. While this isn't the same, I think this board here is close enough. Here. [tosses the marker to SCP-XXXX]

[The marker orbits around SCP-XXXX.]

SCP-XXXX: [SCP-XXXX moves toward whiteboard and writes with the marker: THE SHOW MUST GO ON. It writes the same message six more times.]

Dr. ████████: The show? As in, a magic show?

SCP-XXXX: [writes the words "THE SHOW MUST GO ON. PLEASE."]

Dr. ████████: Well, stop using your magic mojo on the D-Class. I bet they will be willing to watch once you stop chasing them through doors.

<End Log>

Closing Statement: Afterwards, the first iteration of Mu-15 was established. SCP-XXXX became less violent in its outbreaks until the current parameters were made, when it stopped breaching containment.

Note: Despite SCP-XXXX's plead during this "interview", personnel are not to treat it as a friend. It is a malicious object that is willing to hurt civilians and personnel to fulfill its goal. It sawed its owner in half and shoved a broom down his throat when he stopped performing "magic". SCP-XXXX's actions are excessively cruel. As shown numerous times in the past, befriending an SCP ends in pain and misery. Every single time. —O5-██