Tony6987 - "Ace Up The Sleeve"
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be sealed inside an envelope and kept in a standard containment locker at Site-19. Testing is not to be performed on SCP-XXXX without the authorization of a Level-3 staff.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an ace of spades from a standard 52 playing card deck manufactured by [DATA EXPUNGED]. It measures 6.35 cm by 8.89 cm.

When a human, henceforth referred to as the master, views the front side of the card, the master becomes obsessed with control, authority, and power. The master will then attempt to show the backside of the card to another human, henceforth referred to as the target. Only one master and one target can exist at any given time.

If successful, the target will experience dizziness and fatigue before collapsing. After one minute, the target reawakens, with the master having complete control of the target's actions. By picturing an action in their mind, the target is then able to follow the "picture" with complete accuracy. The anomalous effects of SCP-XXXX wear off after 2 days, with both the master and the target unable to remember any events while under SCP-XXXX's control.

SCP-XXXX was recovered in █/██/19██ after Dr. ███████ witnessed it accidentally dropped by Mr. ███████ ██████, a poker world champion. After containing and examining SCP-XXXX, Dr. ███████ informed the head of the tournament. Mr. ██████ confessed to controlling the minds of his opponents at the poker table in order to make them reveal their hands via subtle cues, and was subsequently banned from all future poker tournaments.