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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All known instances of SCP-XXXX are kept in Site-19's standard anomalous object containment unit, if not neutralized. Standard surveillance protocols are in place for detection of new instances.

Proposals for strategic use of SCP-XXXX is currently under review. Pending a decision, all testing with SCP-XXXX is forbidden. Pending a decision, all excess instances of Tom Cruise are to be terminated.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a set of media of various types stored on various types of devices, ranging from pictures to home videos to music to full length films. (for a list of recovered instances, see Addendum XXXX-A). Its anomalous effect is linked to both the storage device and the file; moving or copying files to a different storage device neutralizes the effect and files added to the storage devices do not develop anomalous effects.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects develop over multiple viewings or listenings of the object. All sentient entities present in the media will gradually become American actor Tom Cruise with repeated viewings or listenings. The rate at which entities transform into Tom Cruise is directly proportional to the amount of major entities (for example, the cast of a film outside of extras, the members of a band who recorded a song, the number of subjects in a recorded video) in the media, and all entities have invariably become Tom Cruise after 14 viewings of affected media.

The content of the media does not change otherwis; however, entities that have transformed into Tom Cruise will be limited to the abilities of the actual Tom Cruise at the time of manifestation. This never permanently interferes with the overall media, even in cases where all entities have already become Tom Cruise, but will often lead to mild divergences at certain parts (see Addendum XXXX-A for details on each instance).

SCP-XXXX is capable of spreading its effect to other media and data storage, as well as reality. These properties are not yet fully understood. See Addendum XXXX-B.

Addendum XXXX-A: Abridged list of instances. Contact Senior Researcher Burton for a complete list.

Addendum XXXX-B: Testing of previously unknown properties of SCP-XXXX.