SCP-4035
rating: +29+x
Lamp

SCP-4035

Item #: SCP-4035

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4035 is to be kept within a standard containment chamber guarded by at least one member of site security at all times. Testing involving SCP-4035 must be approved by Dr. Bannock. Any personnel who attempt to gain unauthorized access to SCP-4035 will be subject to disciplinary action. SCP-4035’s containment chamber is to be regularly stocked with working lightbulbs for testing purposes.

Description: SCP-4035 is a table lamp with a stained glass patterned lampshade and an iron base. SCP-4035 does not appear to have any form of wiring or electrical components within it, other than a standard lightbulb socket. When a lightbulb is inserted into SCP-4035, an entity made of an unknown gaseous substance will apparate from within SCP-4035. This entity, referred to as SCP-4035-1, has the appearance of a balding Caucasian male between the ages of 40 and 50, wearing a patchy suit coat. The legs and abdomen of SCP-4035-1 appear as a cloudy blue gas that leads to within SCP-4035. SCP-4035-1 does not appear to be able to move freely, and has not attempted to do so.

When SCP-4035-1 manifests, it will direct its attention towards the person who placed the lightbulb inside of SCP-4035. SCP-4035-1 has not reacted to outside stimuli when it manifests, and will not respond to questioning from any parties. Once SCP-4035-1 has fully manifested, it will introduce itself, and ask “What are ya in the market for?”. SCP-4035-1 has introduced itself by a variety of names, such as Bobby Spiff, Danny Fry, and Giuseppe Krakowski.

Once the subject that placed the lightbulb inside of SCP-4035 responds in any way, SCP-4035-1 will give the subject a biological modification or unnatural ability through unknown means. This ability will always relate to what the subject responded, but will be described by the subjects as “lackluster” and “disappointing.” These abilities have been shown to be often detrimental to the subject and in some cases severely harmful to their well being.

SCP-4035 also does not seem to understand the difference between answers and statements, giving the subject an ability based on their first response to SCP-4035. Upon granting these abilities, SCP-4035-1 will quickly become a gaseous substance and recede back into SCP-4035. Once SCP-4035 has vanished, the lightbulb within SCP-4035 will lose power. If a subject that has previously interacted with SCP-4035-1 attempts to make it manifest again, the voice of SCP-4035-1 will be heard by all sapient creatures within the area stating, “Sorry kid, no refunds.”

Addendum 1: The following are several testing logs to determine the extent of SCP-4035-1’s abilities.

Testing Log 4035-1

Researcher: Dr. Bannock

Subject: D-4088

Statement: Subject was instructed to request “Telepathic abilities” from SCP-4035-1. Upon manifestation of SCP-4035-1, subject instead exclaimed, “What kinda shit is this?”

Resulting Ability: Subject was able to identify the chemical composition of all types of feces, as well as the creature it originated from.

Testing Log 4035-2

Researcher: Dr. Bannock

Subject: D-1433

Statement: Subject was instructed to request “Telepathic abilities” from SCP-4035-1. Upon manifestation, subject asked SCP-4035-1 to “be able to read minds.”

Resulting Ability: Testing showed that D-1433 had not developed telepathic abilities, and was held until further notice. It was found several weeks later that the subject had gained the ability to understand any form of writing, under the condition that it was written onto the forehead of a living being. This was discovered after a violent altercation when the subject revealed to D-3475 that the tattoo of Chinese characters on his forehead read “Cuban butter mustache.”

Testing Log 4035-3

Researcher: Dr. Bannock

Subject: D-0672

Statement: Subject was instructed to request “Muscle regeneration” from SCP-4035-1. Subject requested this without issue.

Resulting Ability: Once SCP-4035-1 what manifested, D-0672 was shot twice in the chest by onsite security. Upon the second impact, subject’s muscular system began to swell and multiply to approximately 245% of its original size. Subject began showing signs of extreme distress until his vital signs ceased 3 seconds later. Autopsies revealed no abnormalities and the corpse was incinerated.

Testing Log 4035-4

Researcher: Dr. Bannock

Subject: D-1899

Statement: Subject was instructed to request “Flight” from SCP-4035-1. Subject requested this without issue.

Resulting Ability: Subject appears to be unaffected by Earth’s gravitational pull. Subject does not appear to to able to control their flight, only being able to propel herself by pushing off of objects.

Testing Log 4035-5

Researcher: None

Subject: Junior Researcher Jacobson

Statement: This was an unauthorized usage of SCP-4035. Security footage shows Junior Researcher Jacobson entering SCP-4035’s containment chamber and requesting SCP-4035-1 to “make him more attractive.”

Resulting Ability: Footage shows that after the demanifestation of SCP-4035-1, Jacobson suddenly impacted the wall of the containment chamber with a large amount of force. Jacobson was discovered 2 hours later, still adheared to the wall. During this time, his epidermis was shown to have properties similar to that of a magnet. Due to this, personnel were unable to remove Jacobson from the wall, later dying of a spinal injury suffered during the impact. Upon his death, Jacobson’s corpse ceased all anomalous properties. The corpse was autopsied and incinerated as per protocol.

Addendum 2: After extensive testing with SCP-4035, it has been theorized that while in proximity to SCP-4035, sapient beings are more likely to experience sudden speech problems such as parapraxis1 or signs of ankyloglossia.2 Studies have revealed that subjects communicating within 20 meters of SCP-4035 are 68% more likely to experience parapraxis, which often results in unintended modifications when speaking with SCP-4035-1. Further research into this effect is currently ongoing. All further testing is to be recorded in Experiment Log-4035.

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