Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored within a standard containment cell on Site-20 with access granted to Level-2 personnel. SCP-XXXX is to receive daily examination and interview on an occasional basis. Any testing of SCP-XXXX must be approved by a Level 2 Researcher.
SCP-XXXX-B is to be stored within a standard containment cell on Site-20 with access granted to Level-2 personnel. Any testing of SCP-XXXX-B must be approved by a Level 2 Researcher.
Description: SCP-XXXX was discovered in ███████, Tibet, during the ███████-█████ ███, by General ███ ██████, who had submitted it to the Foundation shortly after his victory there. It was recovered from the wreckage of an adjunct sect of Buddhist monastery. SCP-XXXX is a plain white ceramic bust, approximately 14.5 cm x 8.5 cm in size, resembling Siddhartha Gautama. Though it appears that no sound emitting mechanisms are present on/in SCP-XXXX, it is fully capable of creating sound. When observed in infrared, SCP-XXXX inexplicably emits radiation at the wavelength of 12 microns, similar to that of a human, however other than this, SCP-XXXX shares no familiarity to human composition.
Upon being approached, SCP-XXXX will begin normal conversation with the individual. SCP-XXXX's voice is recorded as sounding like an elderly East Asian male, almost always retaining a calm and comforting tone of voice. SCP-XXXX seems to be able to speak in twelve different languages, though it confirms that it is capable of speaking many more.
Interaction with SCP-XXXX will often result in the individual becoming docile towards it. SCP-XXXX has been recorded as saying that it possesses no empathic or psychic ability, though studies have shown during exposure the subject's dopamine levels increase twofold. SCP-XXXX has refrained from sharing information regarding its history, other than labeling itself the Buddha.
During discussion, SCP-XXXX will offer the subject its "dharma" ensuring them that they will reach enlightenment. SCP-XXXX will continue to prompt the individual of its offer throughout any further conversation. Upon accepting SCP-XXXX's offer, the subject will immediately fall unconscious and begin a metamorphosis. Once awaking approximately 15 minutes afterwards, subjects will lose all pigment within their iris as well as their sense of sight. Though often alarmed, subjects will maintain that the encounter had been enriching and that they feel predominately happier. At this point, subjects have shown to become infatuated with SCP-XXXX and during suspension from SCP-XXXX grow into a detrimental obsession with it.
After this experience, which will hitherto be referred to as SCP-XXXX-A1-3, SCP-XXXX will conduct lectures with subjects that will last anywhere from 10-52 hours. These lectures primarily consist of traditional Buddhist sermons and meditation but have also included the advocacy and practice of self mutilation. Following these lectures, subjects will immediately fall unconscious, begin a metamorphosis, and awake 10 minutes afterwards, losing all pigmentation within their skin.
Illness relating to SCP-XXXX-A2 is known to arise within subjects. Most commonly, subjects' average blood pressure drops to less than 75 mm systolic and 35 mm diastolic. Other cardiovascular problems have also occurred including, but not limited to, stroke, heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, and coronary heart disease. SCP-XXXX-A2 will often result in major fatigue, lightheadedness, syncope, dehydration, nausea, and rapid breathing.
Though subjects experience these effects, most will ensure that SCP-XXXX-A2 had improved their character. Subjects will also show considerable loss in their ability to communicate, seemingly losing considerable awareness of their surroundings.
Lessons similar to before will continue. These lessons will last anywhere from 2-6 hours and will consist of violent self abusive activities including removal of skin and nails, laceration of the torso and limbs, and bashing of the skull. On many occasions subjects are not able to endure these lessons primarily due to blood thinning caused by SCP-XXXX-A2.
Thereafter, subjects will immediately fall unconscious for a period of 5 minutes. Most cases of SCP-XXXX-A3 result in total organ failure or brain death. Subjects who endure SCP-XXXX-A3, which will hitherto be referred to as SCP-XXXX-B, will be rendered completely incoherent to anyone/thing other than SCP-XXXX. Interactions between SCP-XXXX and SCP-XXXX-B will consist of traditional Buddhist sermons and meditation.
SCP-XXXX-B will appear to be suffering from serious brain damage, however will show to be capable of some of the most basic forms of cognitive abilities. SCP-XXXX-B will suffer from total hair loss within a few hours. Autopsies have shown that the innards of SCP-XXXX-B will be completely void of pigment and that SCP-XXXX-B will develop a sizable amount of brain tumors.