Item #: SCP-XXXX
Image: [[https://i.imgur.com/dISzwHa.jpg]]
Gallery: [[https://imgur.com/gallery/jnaES]]
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX and its collective products are to be stored in Warehouse 15 on Site 12. Due to the ease of storage, there is no further procedure necessary for containment. A written proposal must be submitted and approved before testing can be done on SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a collection of products found in a small-town general store in [REDACTED], Denmark. The products are new and unopened pool toys and floatation devices to be used by children ages 5-16. There are two variations of packaging for SCP-XXXX: small boxes and plastic packages with cardboard inserts. The packages all depict children demonstrating the items within the box on a flat white background with the waves of water, the shore, and sand drawn in black in a simplistic manner. In most images, a middle-aged caucasian male in a plain gray tee-shirt and red shorts with no footwear is shown standing with his arms crossed (SCP-XXXX-1) with a slight smile on his face. In only one package, "Inflatable Pool Battle" (SCP-XXXXD), is the man not wearing a shirt and is only seen from the shoulders-up, drawn behind an illustrated wave implying he is in the water.

Variations of SCP-XXXX: There are four known variations: SCP-XXXXA, SCP-XXXXB, SCP-XXXXC, and SCP-XXXXD.

SCP-XXXXA: "Inflatable <EXPUNGED> Ring" - <EXPUNGED>

SCP-XXXXB: "Inflatable Swim Ring" - Thick plastic packaging with cardboard insert depicting a young boy 10-14 years old wearing swimwear. He is holding a large donut floatation device that designed to look like a pineapple. The boy is looking down with a somber expression. Within the packaging is a deflated pineapple-shaped inner tube. Close behind him is SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 will only look over one child.

SCP-XXXXC: "Inflatable Sea Turtle" - Box with the front image depicts a young girl 5-7 years old wearing a one-piece swimsuit. She is on a large orange inflatable turtle with a colored blue shell. The item inside is a dark orange inflatable turtle that a child can sit on. She is smiling but the smile is not sincere. On the cartoon shore behind her stands SCP-XXXX-1. Next to SCP-XXXX-1 is a simple, black illustrated sand castle SCP-XXXX-1 will only look over one child.

SCP-XXXXD: "Inflatable Pool Battle" - Box with the front image depicting two girls between 10-14 years old. Both are wearing one piece swimsuits. They are both on colored inflatable pillars and are holding inflatable batons with enlarged ends. They are hitting each other with the batons in a playful manner. Within the box are two matching sets of deflated batons and pillars. One set is red and white, the other blue and white. In the water behind them is SCP-XXXX-1. Though he is not wearing a shirt, the facial expression is the same as on previous products. SCP-XXXX-1 will protect up to three children but will primarily protect the first two children to use the items.

Discovery: SCP-XXXXA was the first variant of SCP-XXXX to be found in XX/XX/2004. At a pool party of Mrs. [REDACTED] in [REDACTED], Ohio, a child, "Barry" age 7, used the item within SCP-XXXXA's packaging to safely float on the water with the other children as he could not swim. The guests mentioned seeing SCP-XXXX-1 but could not recall actually seeing SCP-XXXX-1 entering the party area. SCP-XXXX-1 made small talk with Ms. [REDACTED], the parent of another child at the party, and watched "Barry" for 20 minutes, referring to him many times as "my child, Samuel". After that time, "Barry" slipped off of the floatation device and fell into the pool water.

Before other attendees could react, SCP-XXXX-1 dove into the water and retrieved "Barry". He kept the gathering crowd at bay and performed CPR to "Barry". "Barry" was successfully revived and SCP-XXXX-1 hugged him. The child's parents then approached and SCP-XXXX-1 kept them at bay as well despite them demanding to hold their son. During the entire event, he only spoke to "Barry" and did not directly acknowledge the parents aside from keeping them away from their son.

The police were called. While the crowd waited for the police, SCP-XXXX-1 continually hugged and comforted "Barry" all while calling him "Samuel". When the police arrived, "Barry" was forcibly removed from SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-1 was handcuffed. Though the entire ordeal, SCP-XXXX-1 never acknowledged the police but instead continually smiled at "Barry". The pool toys were packed up and in the confusion of cleanup, SCP-XXXX-1 disappeared from the sidewalk, leaving just the handcuffs, still closed, on the concrete.

A member of the party interviewed noted that SCP-XXXX-1 looked "remarkably similar" to the man on the cover of SCP-XXXXA. At this point the Foundation was called in, SCP-XXXXA was confiscated for testing and the anomalous properties were verified. Later that year, a shipment of other SCP-XXXX variations was discovered.

Primary Anomalous Event: SCP-XXXXs anomalous properties display when an item is opened and used by a child. Opening the package and using the item will generate an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX-1 will watch the child for the duration of play and should anything threaten the child's well-being, SCP-XXXX-1 will intervene and prevent harm from coming to the child to the best of his ability.

Triggering Anomalous Event: An SCP-XXXX package must be opened by or near a minor and the item must be first used by a minor. SCP-XXXX-1 will remain watching over the child until the item is returned to the packaging or the child is farther than 50 meters from the item and packaging for longer than 10 minutes and 43 seconds. If the packaging and item of the opened SCP-XXXX variation are separated by more than 20 meters, SCP-XXXX-1 will only watch over the child if the child is within 50 meters of the item.

Response to External Stimuli: SCP-XXXX-1 will make no effort to defend himself against bodily harm but cannot be killed. Any damage inflicted upon SCP-XXXX-1 will not prompt any verbal or physical response greater than initial grunts nor will it sway SCP-XXXX-1 from observing and protecting the child (See Experiment Log). SCP-XXXX-1 will not directly acknowledge other people and will only watch over up to the number of kids listed on the box. If a number is not given, SCP-XXXX-1 will only watch over the number of children pictured on the packaging. Regardless of the number of kids, the primary child SCP-XXXX-1 will protect is the child who first touched the item.

SCP-XXXX-1 will only speak with the primary child or children he is watching, though he will also respond to, converse with, and sometimes flirt with single mothers between 30 and 40 years old.

Variations of SCP-XXXX-1 Activity: Though SCP-XXXX-1 is depicted as being shirtless in SCP-XXXXD, when the item within SCP-XXXXD is used, SCP-XXXX-1 is wearing the standard gray shirt and red shorts.

Adulthood of Child: SCP-XXXX-1 is only interested in children until they reach 16. No person older than 16 can initiate an event.

Test Log:

Description of Testing Room 12: The room is 25ft. by 25ft. by 15ft. with a built in pool similar to a standard recreational pool at a park with the minimum depth being 3ft. and the maximum depth being 6ft.

SCP-XXXX Test 1: (Initial Control Test) SCP-XXXXB used in enclosed environment by one child. Observers did not see SCP-XXXX-1 enter the room. One observer mentions that he came into their peripheral vision as if SCP-XXXX-1 had been just behind him and had stepped forward. SCP-XXXX-1 stayed and watched the child subject until the item was stored back in the box, at which point SCP-XXXX-1 disappeared immediately by redshifting and then fading to black then fading from view. Researcher <REDACTED> mentions that this disappearance is remarkably like theoretical explanation of what it would look like to view an object falling into a blackhole.
Note: Remove observers from the room.

SCP-XXXX Test 2: (Multiple Children Test) SCP-XXXXB used in an enclosed environment by three children. Observers are outside the test area and observing through one-way glass windows. Upon SCP-XXXX being opened, SCP-XXXX-1 enters the test environment by walking out from an unobserved corner of the room. SCP-XXXX-1

SCP-XXXX Test 3: (Age Limit Test)

SCP-XXXX Test 4: (Children Pitted Against Each Other)

SCP-XXXX Test 5: (Distance Test)

SCP-XXXX Test 6: (Vision/Obscured Vision Test)