The Thing That Kills You
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SCP-XXXX

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in a standard Safe-Class container. SCP-XXXX is only to be used with the approval of the O5 council.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a standard switch knife. SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties are known to manifest should it:

  • Injure an individual such that they lose 40% of their blood
  • Injure an individual to cause significant damage to the brain
  • Injure an individual to cause significant damage to the heart
  • Injure an individual such that they are incapable of respiration

Investigation is underway to discover additional ways to trigger SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties.

Should an individual be injured by SCP-XXXX in such a way that activates its anomalous properties, that individual will die.1

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was recovered following a violent altercation between two inebriated individuals. The quarrel resulted in SCP-XXXX being used to kill one of the involved persons. Foundation personnel were alerted after the local paper published a story covering the event, who administered amnestics to all witnessing parties. A disinformation campaign was run thereafter to discredit the news agency.

Experiment Log:

Experiment #: 1

Subject: D-3314, a healthy, 36-year-old caucasian female

Procedure: Subject is to be given a minor incision (0.125cm deep, 3cm long) into her arm with SCP-XXXX.

Result: Subject survived.

Experiment #: 2

Subject: D-3314, a healthy, 36-year-old caucasian female

Procedure: Subject is to be sedated and given a major incision (1cm deep, 10 cm long) into her leg with SCP-XXXX. Afterwards, the wound is to be stitched together.

Result: Subject survived.

Experiment #: 3

Subject: D-8833, a 93-year-old asian male with inhibited cerebral function

Procedure: Subject is to be sedated, and then punctured with SCP-XXXXX. The puncture is to target the brain, and occur as swiftly as possible.

Result: Subject expired.

Experiment #: 4

Subject: D-11424, a 106 year-old latin american male suffering from muscle spasms, and numbness due to complications arising from neck surgery.

Procedure: Subject is to be sedated, and given a major incision (1cm deep, 10 cm long) across his midsection. If the subject is still alive after 50% of the subject's blood has left his body through the incision, the wound is to be stitched together, and an adequate amount of blood is to be siphoned back into the subject.

Result: Subject expired after 40% of its blood left his body.

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Experiment #: 47

Subject: Researcher George Haus, a 132 year-old caucasian male

Procedure: A small portion of SCP-XXXX is to be removed, and melted. It is to be fused with a standard 45 caliber bullet. The subject is to be sedated and then shot in the head with the bullet.

Result: Subject expired.

Experiment #: 48

Subject: Researcher Tanya Luvoi, a 89 year-old caucasian female

Procedure: Subject is to be sedated. Pressure is to be applied to the subject's throat using the handle of SCP-XXXX such that the subject suffocates.

Result: Subject expired.

Experiment #: 49

Subject: Site Director Charles Panthe, a 149 year-old caucasian male

Procedure: Subject is to be sedated, and then punctured with SCP-XXXX. The puncture is to be performed by a mechanical arm.

Result: Subject expired.

Addendum: The following is a copy of the memo sent to SCP-XXXX project lead Emily Young regarding the cessation of testing, and her removal from the project.

Dr. Young,

We have reviewed your experiment logs, and deemed them excessive, and unwarranted.

However, if we are to be honest, we noticed your excessive testing of SCP-XXXX a while ago. It's rare to have D-Class actively line up for testing. Moving to actual employees was only inevitable, given the service being offered.

We needed to discuss what the next step should be: create a standardized process for choosing SCP-XXXX test subjects, offer this to the public, etc.

In the end, as you can tell, we returned to our core principles as an organization. The world has forced us to redefine the status quo, but it is not our job to change it back. No matter how much we want rest, we cannot ignore the fact that normalcy dictates an eternity of vitality.

Officially, you are hereby removed from the SCP-XXXX project.

Unofficially, we get it. Life's a bitch.

- Dr. Violet Mesmur, Ethics Committee

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