I created this yesterday just to test what people thought of it, and I got a surprisingly negative feedback. Advice, please?
Item #: SCP-1338
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: All instances of
SCP-1338 are to be kept in a large steel lined container filled with 1.5cm of water. Several strong UV lights are to placed in the ceiling to provide power to SCP-1338. The door is to be a double airlock reinforced of steel, and lined with heat resistant material.
Description: SCP-1338 appears to be a large metallic crab, made out of an assortment of metals, weighing around 2350 grams. SCP-1338 was originally thought to be an instance of SCP-217 nearing the final stages of infection, and was placed under quarantine for several months until researchers noticed that no further changes were occurring. At this time the item was removed from research, and placed in it’s own singular cell, while being monitored for any strange activity, at the same time pending as an SCP.
SCP-1338’s plasmic properties became apparent when a D-Class attempted to damage the object during testing, and SCP-1338 reacted strongly. When agitated SCP-1338 raises its claws, opening its mouth, before spitting burning plasma very quickly over the area in front of it up to 14 meters. D-1338-1 was killed almost instantly, and the testing area suffered severe damage.
When any strongly metal or electronic or metallic device is placed near SCP-1338, the Object will attempt to safely disassemble the object without damaging any parts, and start attempt to built another instance of itself, pulling, tearing, and in some cases melting down the metal given by spitting plasma.
SCP-1338 was found in Dr. Addams’s tent during the time he was searching for SCP-1827. The Object had for the past four (4) days removed much equipment while attempting to create more instances, and was captured without incident.
All instances of SCP-1338 are apparently invulnerable to heat, and testing shows that they have the resistance to even walk through magma. Subject also appears to have limited climbing ability, being able to climb near vertical walls, and pull heavy weights up angled slopes with ease.
When an instance of SCP-1338 is complete, the creator will touch its claws to the eyes of the new instance, and send a visible blue charge into the new instance. The instance will then proceed to function fully, though the charge takes a noticeable 2 days off battery life.
SCP-1338 shows signs of creativity; When presented with a box of Lego supplied by one of the researchers SCP-1338 proceeded to create a larger inactive model of itself, and a smiling Doctor, later identified as Dr. Ross, who supplied the Lego.
“Not funny people; it’s an SCP, not a toy, no matter how ‘cool’ you think it is.” - Dr. Addams
The time before SCP-1338 has until it needs to recharge is around 3 days 15 hours while docile, and 1 day, 4 hours while working. When SCP-1338 needs to recharge, it flips its eyes upwards and attempts to find the nearest solar output. Recharging usually takes 6-10 hours.
In the light of recent events SCP-1338 has proven the ability to disarm many different types of explosive devices, even benefitting from the act. Use as a bomb disposal device after the object learns to talk is pending.
Testing Log SCP-1338-A
Testing is to be laid out in the following format. Test conducted by Dr. Addams.
ITEM GIVEN: American Military Standard M2 Fragmentation Grenade.
RESULT: Item disabled and disassembled. Explosives absorbed. COMMENTS: The subject appears to become more energetic after absorbing the explosive material inside the grenade. The excess energy powered the object for an extra 1 day 8 hours. -Dr. Addams
ITEM GIVEN ACTION TAKEN: Subject placed in incinerator
RESULT: Subject undamaged and unchanged. COMMENTS: Confirmed incredible levels of heat resistance in SCP-1337. Testing of resistance to other elements pending. -Dr. Addams
ITEM GIVEN: Large box of standard Lego.
RESULT: Subject proceeded to create a pirate ship, manned by small inactive models of SCP-1338. COMMENTS: It appears that new instances can only be created by metal and electronics- other materials appear to have no result. -Dr. Addams
ITEM GIVEN: Large box of standard Lego.
RESULT: Subject proceeded to created a large cave, swarmed with inactive models of SCP-1338.
COMMENTS: SCP-1338 appears to have an instinctual desire to build replicas of itself, no matter the material. Testing with Lego prohibited for now. -Dr. Addams
ITEM GIVEN ACTION TAKEN: A programmed microphone with speech capability and receiver was attached to SCP-1338 while in docile state.
RESULT: Subject woke, made several ‘throaty’ noises that were audible only through microphone output before becoming docile once again. Subject dubbed SCP-1338-1. COMMENTS: Maybe we can teach it to speak? An item like this could prove valuable to The Foundation if it could be instructed properly. -Dr. Addams
O5 has granted permission to attempt to teach SCP-1338-1 the ability of speech. See
Interview Log 1338-1-1 for more information.
ITEM GIVEN: 16ml of SCP-447
RESULT: Instance proceeded to [DATA EXPUNGED] and kill 3 D-Class present before [DATA EXPUNGED] and producing ten (10) new instances. Subject was terminated by large amounts salty water. COMMENTS: Well…Let’s not try that again. -Dr. Addams
Interview Log 1338-1-1.
Dr. Addams: This interview is now in progress. SCP-1338-1, please attempt speech that we practiced in earlier lessons.
SCP-1338-1: [Replies in slightly robotic tone] Hello, Dr. Addams. What do you wish me to do?
Dr. Addams: Please disarm this device. [Hands subject grenade]
SCP-1338-1: [Proceeds to disable the device and absorb the explosive matter] Completed. What else do you require?
Dr. Addams: [Hands subject an obviously damaged circuit] Please repair this circuit.
[For the next 1 minute and 37 seconds subject repairs circuit with plasma]
Dr. Addams: Could you please create another instance of yourself with the materials supplied? [Dr. Addams picks up large box of metal and electronics and places on desk]
SCP-1338-1: Thank you.
[Subject takes every item out one by one and lines them up evenly on the table, and quickly creates another instance, minus communication device.]
Dr. Addams: Please communicate to the device all your information.
SCP-1338-1: [Subject is silent for several moments] Transfer complete. We think that [REDACTED] is not advisable. We think you should proceed to [REDACTED]
quickly to prevent casualties.
[Dr. Addams appears to be alarmed at the knowledge of SCP-1338-1 and ends interview quickly, returning both instances back to the containment area.]
Interviewers Note:“As you can obviously see, SCP-1338-1 now has very good speech and communication capabilities. I hope that O5 considers it for use in the field, or on site for engineering once it is fully trained.” -Dr Addams
Yeah, I know the redactions are not the best, so any input would be beautiful. Thank you. People just really seemed to hate the idea of a sentient crab that wants to build more and more and mountains of itself, until there was nothing left of the earth but metal crabs.
edited to include collapsible tags - Sorts
reedited because Sorts is a jackass who can't spell collapsible - Sorts