Sehnsucht

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX should be kept in a standard humanoid containment cell. Interaction with personnel is discouraged ; however, caution should still be taken to avoid a “trigger”. There should be a bookshelf in the room, with several books written in Swedish and German. It is advisable to place an object related to Sweden or Germany in the cell, such as a flag or souvenir.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a seemingly anthropic humanoid, approximately 1.8 meters tall and appearing to be of Oriental descent, though it identifies itself as northern European. It is dressed in dark-colored street clothing that would fit cold climates and northern European fashion norms. A pale mask resembling the upper face of a Caucasian male is also worn by the subject. Tests reveal this mask to be made of a mix of plaster and silicone. Its skin has a bluish tint – the cause is unknown. It is “triggered” by certain facial expressions, words, and sounds. Upon being introduced to a “trigger”, SCP-XXXX will violently convulse and emit a cloud of white steam, which appears to be expelled from the ears and neck. Exposure to the steam has been known to induce depression, mania, tremors, and in some cases, death. (See Incident Log XXXX-A.)

The subject mainly speaks in broken Swedish, but is fluent in English. It displays some level of social skills, and has been known to communicate with staff on its own accord, mainly verbally. When approached and asked questions, it will typically respond with a simple “ja” or “nej”. Common conversation topics for SCP-XXXX are Swedish and German culture. It frequently expresses a desire to visit those two countries, and has been observed to read and write material related to them. Its handwriting is runelike and the strokes appear to be forceful. It reacts well to having a Swedish or German flag hung on the wall of its cell. However, removing an object of interest causes the subject to express anger and release small amounts of steam.