Item#: 5415
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A counternarrative produced as part of Operation: EX MACHINA.

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation agents embedded at major publishing houses are to check submitted material for potential SCP-5415 interference as part of their daily responsibilities. Foundation webcrawlers are to conduct automatic searches for SCP-5415 influenced material, prioritising fiction-writing websites and resources.

Upon encountering any new material displaying potential SCP-5415 influence, Protocol: EX MACHINA is to be enacted, disseminating counter-narratives and neutralising attempts at dimensional intrusion.

Description: SCP-5415 is a hostile entity, currently residing in dimension λ-674, which has made repeated attempts to gain access to our baseline reality. SCP-5415 has demonstrated an ability to influence otherwise non-anomalous individuals in our reality to aid it in this goal through the creation of fictional material, henceforth referred to as SCP-5415-1. Individuals affected are predominantly male, with the majority experiencing issues relating to anger management, violent tendencies, and dissatisfaction with their lives.

SCP-5415-1 take the form of unofficial sequels, retellings, or reimaginations of existing literary works. All these existing works demonstrate a combination of the following facets:

  • An emphasis on the inherent evil and fallibility of humanity;
  • A society which displays ambivalence or enjoyment towards the suffering of others;
  • Protagonists who display ambivalence or enjoyment towards the suffering of others;
  • Protagonists who, by the end of the work, have not achieved their goals or have met with a tragic end;
  • Scenes of gratuitous violence and/or body horror.

The first recorded instance of SCP-5415-1 was material based on "The 120 Days of Sodom" by Marquis de Sade. Other material SCP-5415-1 have been based upon include: Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr., Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Uzumaki by Junji Ito, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and the Book of Judges from the Christian Old Testament.

It is currently theorised that SCP-5415 is drawn to these works due to a set of shared values or a familiarity with its home dimension's social environment. Due to this, the actions of SCP-5415-1 authors, and the frequency of interdimensional breach attempts, SCP-5415 is considered a code-RED hostile threat.


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