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Item #: SCP-3059

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3059 is to be held onsite at least 20 meters away from any and all physical texts, fiction and nonfiction. Foundation documentation is not allowed within 50 meters of SCP-3059.

Should any breach in containment occur, the incident must be logged immediately and reported to the current project overseer.

Description: SCP-3059 is an 18 year old Hispanic male named Sam Micheals. SCP-3059 passively affects all fictional and nonfictional literature, written and digital, within 20 meters of it. Affected text is altered to include "Sam Micheals" in some form or the other, with texts closer to SCP-3059 being affected at a faster rate.

The speed at which the text is altered is tied directly to how close the text is to SCP-3059. Once the text has been in the presence of SCP-3059 for a sufficient amount of time, a character named Sam Micheals will appear within the text. All descriptions of the character have remained identical to the features of SCP-3059. While some texts do not progress further than 'Sam Micheals' being mentioned, other texts may change to feature it as a much more major point within it. The importance of SCP-3059 within the text varies significantly, ranging from simply being named to replacing a major character within the story. Despite these changes, the plot rarely diverges from the original in any major fashion.

Any changes made to a text are reflected on every single copy of the text produced after the alteration has occurred. In certain texts, mainly nonfictional and historical texts, changes to it may also affect other documentation, creating fictitious persons in related media. These fictional people do not actually exist, with details about them often being obscure and vague, featuring only a single distinguishing feature or feat. Some examples can be seen below. For a current list of all affected texts, please see the current SCP-3059 project overseer.

Type of Text: Fiction/Fantasy
Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Author: J.K. Rowling

Excerpt: Harry walked around the other pairs, trying to correct those who were doing the spell wrong. Ginny was teamed with Sam Micheals; she was doing very well, whereas Sam was either very bad or unwilling to jinx her.

Notes: There were no other changes made to the text, simply changing the name of the character Micheal Corner (a minor character) to Sam Micheals.

Type of Text: Nonfiction
Title: The Elements
Author: Theodore Gray

Excerpt: And I have to thank my good friend, Sam Micheals. It was only with his help and love of the elements that I was able to foster my own. Sadly, he is currently going through great sickness, one that you don't recover from. I wish him luck in dealing with it and in what comes after.

Notes: Theodore Gray's body was found in his home. Although the outward appearance of the body possessed no abnormalities, the entire interior of the thoracic cavity had been reduced into a single mass of semi-gelatinous material made from the internal organs. Investigations in the circumstances of his death are currently underway.

Type of Text: Fiction/Historical
Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini

Excerpt: "My name is Sam. I feel you should know the name of the person who must do this to you. I know you do not want to be here and neither do I," the Talib said, "but this is my duty, hamishira, so please kneel." Her bible verse was interupted. "What do you mean," Mariam said. The talib looked around in confusion, the gun in his hand replaced with a long knife. "My name is Sam Micheals. Who are you?" And in confusion, Mariam tore through them all.

Notes: One of the few examples where major changes were made to the plot. Along side these changes, various other antagonistic characters where brutally murdered within the presence of 'Sam Micheals.'

Type of Text: Dictionary
Title: Dictionary of English Language and Culture
Author: Longman Dictionaries

Excerpt: Sam Micheals /sæm maɪkəls/ proper noun The name given to the bleeding vagrant: My name is Sam Micheals. It hurts. It's like being pulled in a million different directions. I don't know where I am. This place isn't right.

Notes: what have you done to me

Type of Text: Historical Piece
Title: [REDACTED]
Author: [REDACTED]

Excerpt of Affected Text: [REDACTED]

Additional Notes: See Addendum-3059-2

Addendum-3059-1:

Addendum-3059-2:


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