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SCP-XXXX prior to containment. Click to enlarge.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: The building in which SCP-XXXX is painted on and all surrounding property is to be purchased by the Foundation. Testing is to be approved and supervised by at least one Level 3 personnel. Any personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are to be trained in public speaking in case acquisition from SCP-XXXX is needed.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a painted mural measuring ██ meters wide and ██ meters tall located in ██████, Libya. All paint on SCP-XXXX appears to be indestructible and will regenerate from damage over a period of several minutes. The text painted on SCP-XXXX appears to be non-anomalous.

SCP-XXXX will always depict the portraits of two individuals, designated SCP-XXXX-1A and SCP-XXXX-1B1. When left alone, SCP-XXXX-1A and -1B will cease all visible anomalous activity.

If approached by a sentient being, SCP-XXXX will enter an active state. SCP-XXXX-1A and -1B will become sentient and aware of their surroundings, past events, and the number of people2 currently within visual and audible range, designated SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX-1A and -1B will proceed to perform a structured debate against each other over a seemingly random subject. Known subjects include politics, sports, economics, and popular culture. Interviews of SCP-XXXX-1A and -1B suggest little to no public speaking experience prior to being incorporated into SCP-XXXX, often reducing the professionalism of a debate. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 will immediately devote complete attention to the current debate and will become unresponsive to any form of outside stimuli or communication, even when threatened. The duration of debates vary with some lasting under an hour and others lasting for days, but all have been recorded to end when both instances of SCP-XXXX-1 state the entirety of their arguments to SCP-XXXX-2 instances. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 will incorporate previously unknown knowledge of debate criteria and general public speaking attitude and will proceed to judge the aforementioned debate3. Either SCP-XXXX-1A or -1B will be chosen as a winner.

The victorious SCP-XXXX-1 instance will dematerialize from SCP-XXXX and a random instance of SCP-XXXX-2 will take its place. This process appears to be instant, with the winning SCP-XXXX-1 instance manifesting among SCP-XXXX-2 instances and usually expressing great happiness and pleasure. The losing instance of SCP-XXXX-1 will show dismay, confusion, and anger at SCP-XXXX-2 instances. New SCP-XXXX-1 instances will show no recollection the time spent as an SCP-XXXX-2 instance and will generally show great surprise and fear, often attempting to physically break out of the mural.

New SCP-XXXX-1 instances describe the incorporation into SCP-XXXX as 'extremely painful' and an unknown voice instructing them to debate the opposite SCP-XXXX-1 instance followed by the topic.