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Item #: SCP-049

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-049 is to be contained in a secure holding cell in Research Sector-██. SCP-049 is not to be removed from its cell unless approved by a Level Two or higher personnel, before which SCP-049 must be heavily sedated. Even so, at such times SCP-049 is to be accompanied by two (2) armed guards and guided by an iron collar, secured to two (2) iron poles 2 m in length, and held firmly by two (2) Level One or higher personnel while in transit. Any experiments performed on SCP-049 are to be conducted inside of specifically prepared rooms (see document 042-D-3-18).

SCP-049’s cell should be monitored at all times via a security camera. Should any abnormal behavior occur, Doctor ████ is to be alerted at once.

Description: SCP-049 is humanoid in appearance, standing at 1.9 m tall and weighing 95.3 kg; however, the Foundation is currently incapable of studying its face and body more fully, as it is covered in what appears to be the garb of the traditional “Plague Doctor” from 15-16th century Europe. This material is actually a part of SCP-049’s body, as microscopic and genetic testing show it to be similar in structure to muscle, although it feels much like rough leather, and the mask much like ceramic. It was originally discovered in ██████, England, by local police. Mobile task force [REDACTED] responded to a suspected outbreak of [DATA EXPUNGED]. All civilians within a .5km radius were given class A amnestics as part of the initial containment procedure.

SCP-049 does not speak (See addendum A-1), although it seems to understand English perfectly well, and is completely docile until it tries to perform surgery. SCP-049’s touch is invariably lethal to humans. After contact with SCP-049’s hand(s), the victim (hereafter referred to as SCP-049-2) suffers [DATA EXPUNGED] and dies within moments. SCP-049 will then attempt to kill all humans it can see in a similar manner, supposedly to avoid interruption, before returning to SCP-049-2. It produces a bag made of [DATA EXPUNGED] containing scalpels, needle, thread, and several vials of an as-yet-unidentified substance, from somewhere within its body (research has been unable to locate these tools when inside of SCP-049 through X-ray and similar techniques) and begins dissecting SCP-049-2, as well as inserting various chemicals into the body. After approximately 20 minutes, SCP-049 will sew SCP-049-2 back up and become docile once more.

After a period of a few minutes, SCP-049-2 will resume vital signs and appears to reanimate. However, SCP-049-2 seems completely without higher brain functions, and will wander aimlessly until it encounters another living human. At that point, SCP-049-2's adrenaline and endorphin levels increase to approximately three-hundred (300) percent as it attempts to kill and ██████ any human beings it can find, before returning to its mindless state and wandering until it comes across more humans. At this stage, termination with extreme prejudice is allowed. Failure to enforce this protocol outside of testing scenarios (see addendum T-049-12) is punishable by termination.

Detailed autopsies of SCP-049-2 have found several unusual substances (along with usual substances in large amounts) within the bodies, including [DATA EXPUNGED]. However, several have yet to be identified (researchers with level 3 or higher authorization, refer to Addendum C-1).

Addendum A-1: SCP-049 spoke for the first time today, 12-6-20██, addressing Dr. ████. A full account of the conversation is attached.
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xxFalconArasxx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional
It kind of bothers me how the SCP Foundation doesn't seem to have a clue when the "Beaked" Plague Doctor Outfit was introduced. The article says 15th-16th Century, but the real world outfit was invented by Charles de Lorme in 1610 (17th Century).

The writers at the SCP Foundation also seem to be unaware of the beaked mask's purpose. The picture of SCP-049 shows that the eye holes are completely open, meaning that the mask is unsealed. The real world mask has an objective function. It was not intended to just look scary or cool, in fact it was actually an early type of gas mask. Now i
f you break the glass eye windows of a gas mask, it won't work, so why would you remove the eye windows on a plague mask? The beak of the mask also had it's purpose, serving as a large respirator, dotted with 2 tiny holes for air to pass in and out, and stuffed with aromatic chemicals. These chemicals included dried roses, caryophyllus, and ground mentha to remove odor, and disinfect breathable air. A special "sponge" soaked with vinegar was located at the end of the mask, to serve as a filter, collecting pathogenic particulates that pass through. This sponge needed to be replaced with each appointment, to reduce health risks, and insure the doctor's safety. 
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SCP-096-2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed...
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Primacron006 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kind of reminds me of plague knight from shovel knight.
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SCP-096-2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
never played the game before but seen a video of it
LazyIcon I wanna use - 8 FLOWEY 
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