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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX instances are to be placed in separate security lockers in Site 33. Requests for access are to be delivered to Head Researcher Dr. Peirano.
Mobile Task Force Eszett-3 ("Good Will Hunting") is to monitor the actors and properties detailed in List XXXX-A for abnormal behavior or any anomalous activity. The detainment of Person of Interest-1373 is considered a high priority.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a set of four plastic masks depicting the faces of American actors M███ D████, T██ C█████, B██████ P███, and C██████ S████. Instances of SCP-XXXX appear to have been directly molded from face casts of the actors; however, the anomalous level of detail and accuracy in the objects suggests that they were created using a process separate from those widely employed by artists in the special effects industry. So far, ███ non-anomalous replicas have been recovered in areas such as hotels, resorts, night clubs, beaches, and other locales frequented by high-income individuals.1As █% of recovered replicas bear a resemblance to other American actors, other uncontained instances of SCP-XXXX are believed to exist. See Event Log XXXX-01.

An individual who wears an instance of SCP-XXXX, henceforth known as SCP-XXXX-1, will experience an alteration in personality and memory, believing themselves to be the actor depicted by their appropriate mask, as of their current state. Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will typically experience confusion and agitation regarding their present whereabouts. Interrogation of SCP-XXXX-1 instances has revealed a 85% rate of accuracy in memory recall regarding the actor's activities during the day of the interrogation, as well as an average rate of memory recall concerning their life and personal details.

Observers with a PRS (Psychic Resistance Scale) rating higher than 50 will experience cognitive dissonance and an overwhelming sensation of déjà vu when exposed to an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, but will suffer no further effects. Observers with a PRS rating lower than 50 are subject to a separate memetic effect in which they will mistake an SCP-XXXX-1 instance to be the actor portrayed by their respective SCP-XXXX. This occurs regardless of how the individual is observed. On average, 37% of all observers will instead identify the wearer as a random character portrayed by the actor in various live action films, regardless of PRS rating. Rigorous testing has shown that observers with a positive reaction to the actor's film career will be subject to this effect. SCP-XXXX-1 instances retain full knowledge of their behavior and actions during this period after removing their respective SCP-XXXX, but will lack the imprinted memories of the actor or their characters. Additionally, former instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will express fondness or admiration for the actor, irrespective of previous opinion.

The continual use of SCP-XXXX for a period of over ██ hours or repeated usage will invariably result in mental deterioration. SCP-XXXX-1 instances suffering from these effects have exhibited varying symptoms resembling those found in sufferers of multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, or depersonalization disorder. Delusions will usually revolve around the life and memories of the actor; however, in approximately 10% of cases, instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will claim that these delusions involve the actor's perceptional experiences in real-time. The reason for this effect is unknown.

  • Event Log XXXX-01

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Addendum XXXX-01:
On ██/██/06, Foundation webcrawler KNIPP-133L detected a series of anomalous videos uploaded in close succession throughout multiple websites. Analysis using the memetic detection software on KNIP-133L discovered the presence of several triggers associated with instances of SCP-XXXX. The videos in question depict acts of sexual intercourse between two unidentified individuals, male and female. Notably, the male wears an instance of SCP-XXXX resembling actor P███ R███, while the female wears an instance of SCP-XXXX depicting celebrity performer B██████ S██████, the first instance of SCP-XXXX depicting a female actress. The uploads were tracked to the general Central Los Angeles area; however, an exact location could not be triangulated. Class-A amnestics were administered to the ███ viewers who had viewed the videos.

Addendum XXXX-02:
On ██/██/07, MTF Eszett-3 had reported that celebrity B██████ S██████ was displaying highly atypical behavior one day after checking out of the rehabilitation center she was frequenting. Agent Vargas followed her to [REDACTED], where she began recording B██████ S██████'s remarks towards the store owner, E█████ T███████. A partial transcript is available below.

S██████: I'm not going to ask you again, shave my fucking hair right now!

T███████: You need to calm down. Ms. S██████, I'm not going to liable for any potential-

S██████: You don't fucking get it, do you? It doesn't fucking matter.

T███████:
It's all fake, all of it.

S██████ It's sounds like it's going to be fun working with [REDACTED] again. It's an action movie, like your previous ones, but—Well, let's just take a look.

(The film clip plays. It appears to originate from a scene where the protagonist (played by Mr. D████) is captured and interrogated by a group of terrorists. At the point where his character introduces himself, audible "gurgling" can be heard in the background. The audience begins to react in alarm. Editors cut the clip early, presumably out of panic. Cameras show Mr. D████ convulsing and scratching frantically at both of his cheeks. Several open wounds are visible, with blood and an unknown white viscous fluid running down his face.)

O'Brien: Jesus fucking Christ! Somebody help him!

Under request by Dr. Peirano, Site Director Steve Costanzo ordered the individuals in List XXXX-A to be closely observed.

Addendum XXXX-03: end addendum
As of ██/██/19, 45% of the individuals in List XXXX-A have developed symptoms of depersonalization disorder, suspected to be caused by withdrawal from lacking their respective SCP-XXXX instance. Following approval by Site Director Steve Costanzo, MTF Eszett-3 has taken action to guide affected individuals to seek help at Santa Clarita Psychotherapy, a Foundation front organization specializing in the treatment of psychiatric diseases. Researchers hope to rehabilitate the individuals, as well as gather more information pertaining to the function and origin of SCP-XXXX.

Addendum XXXX-04:
Progress has been made in determining the function of SCP-XXXX instances as well as determining the origin of instances. The individual responsible for the creation for these instances has been designated PoI-1373. Access to full session transcripts are restricted to Level 3 clearance.

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- Eventually, the masks start showing up in Goodie bags