SCP-3988
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Item #: SCP-3988

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3988 is to be housed in a Teflon-coated, stainless steel standard humanoid containment cell. An automatic drainage system constructed of the same materials is to be included, and must route all collected fluids to a hazardous liquids storage tank for containment and future disposal. This cell is also to be equipped with a ceiling-mounted, externally-exhausted ventilation system capable of exchanging 1500 litres of air per hour alongside a triply-redundant, smoke-activated standard Class IV automatic fire extinguishing system.

SCP-3988's vital signs are to be monitored remotely via surgically implanted probes, in addition to uninterrupted visual observation via security camera. Any change, whether physiological or behavioral, should be reported to the lead researcher immediately.

Under no circumstances should open flames or spark-producing equipment be introduced to SCP-3988's containment cell at any time.

Description: SCP-3988 is a humanoid organism that is genetically human, but displays significant physiological degradation and mutation. Its integumentary, muscular, and skeletal systems are atrophied, and its remaining organs are either weakened or nonfunctional. Exceptions are the brain, which appears to function normally, and the heart.

As a result of these abnormalities, SCP-3988 is physically weak, and can only walk with a great amount of difficulty. Its skin is a mottled, dark orange in coloration, and is fragile and easily damaged. Open sores are present on 70% of its body. It can communicate in fluent English and German, but its speech is often halting and strained due to its damaged vocal cords, mouth, and tongue. It requires no sustenance and does not sleep, but does require oxygen to at least some extent despite its impaired respiratory system. It will display signs of distress if deprived of oxygen, but its vital signs will not cease if its air supply is not restored.

SCP-3988 constantly secretes a substance, designated SCP-3988-1, from its skin and all external orifices. SCP-3988-1 is a viscous, transparent orange-brown liquid that displays a number of anomalous properties. Its chemical makeup is highly complex; after analysis, it has been shown to be a mixture containing varying amounts of volatile hydrocarbons including butane and heptane, nitroglycerin, and dozens of other volatile and explosive compounds. It also contains a number of exotic compounds that as of yet remain unidentified. While generally stable, it possesses a specific energy far in excess of what its known constituent compounds would suggest (~500 MJ/kg, more than three times that of pure compressed hydrogen), rendering it and its fumes violently explosive at atmospheric pressure. SCP-3988-1 in all its forms has an autoignition point of roughly 150° C.

SCP-3988-1 is also acidic, corrosive, and toxic when pure, with a pH of roughly -1.0 and an LD50 of approximately 5 µg/kg.

SCP-3988 generally remains motionless in its cell and has not been observed to speak unless spoken to. It has been cooperative with Foundation personnel, and has willingly participated in all testing trials, examinations, and interviews.

Further interviews with SCP-3988 have resulted in the mobilization of Foundation agents in Germany, for the purposes of locating and obtaining the machine described by SCP-3988, tentatively designated SCP-████.

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