Item #: SCP-2514
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2514 is to be contained in a cell the size of a standard humanoid containment cell. Personnel under Level 3 security clearance are forbidden to enter SCP-2514's containment cell unless granted permission by those of Level 4 access or higher. Personnel are to ignore questions asked by SCP-2514 regarding its abilities while it is in its stable form. A variety of songs are to be played in a loop in the cell for analysis of SCP-2514's movements. New genres of pieces are to be set in every two months. Any personnel whose names include SCP-2514-triggering syllables are to be addressed using cover names when in the presence of the object. In the event four or more personnel become subject to SCP-2514's anomalies, all ambulatory personnel are to evacuate the containment chamber and await further instructions from Response Teams.
SCP-2514 has requested several items from the Foundation, including:
- An interior design of most ballet halls- DENIED
- A ribbon baton- APPROVED
- Live orchestra performances of Camille Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre- DENIED
- A masquerade ball held every July- DENIED
Description: SCP-2514 is an animate porcelain ballerina figurine 1.75 m in height and 57 kg in mass. The entity possesses a wind-up key on its back which has been observed to never stop turning. The key tends to rotate in time to the rhythm of any piece of music played in SCP-2514's presence. SCP-2514 is sapient, but has been proven to be uncommunicative about most subjects unrelated to music or dance while in its stable form.
It has been noted that as of now, SCP-2514 never stops dancing, no matter the circumstances. SCP-2514 has shown that it is able to perform a rhythmic routine of any sound that is heard by SCP-2514, such as droplets of water or the ventilation system. When music is played, SCP-2514's hairstyle and apparel will begin to change and will match attire that it associates with that genre of the song.
SCP-2514 has been observed to possess strong manipulative abilities, as it is able to influence any organism1 to join it in its dance. The subject, then under SCP-2514's anomalies, will begin to dance with SCP-2514, no matter what physical handicaps the subject may possess. Males who are caught under SCP-2514's effect begin to act as its dance partner, while females begin to follow the steps of SCP-2514, similar to students following their instructor. Once the subject has joined SCP-2514 in its routine, SCP-2514 will show a strong physical and/or mental hold on the subject. The subject, after a period of time, will then collapse from exhaustion. In the event that this happens, there is a 25% chance they will expire. It varies how long it takes for SCP-2514's anomaly to release the subject. It has ranged from three hours to ██ days. If the subject endures the procedure, their legs will become permanently non-functionable upon release from SCP-2514's anomaly. At times if the subject attempts to walk, their bones are fragile and are able to break very easily. As soon as the subject has been terminated or has been escorted out of the chamber, SCP-2514 always says the following statement, "You're not them."
Whenever an organism capable of speech says, "Victoria", "Alvira", or "Chasin",2 around the entity, SCP-2514 will stop dancing and will begin to display effects such as stuttering, twitching, and dislocation of the limbs. SCP-2514's porcelain skin will then begin to crack after SCP-2514 has disarticulated its limbs. Dissonant classical and/or music box chimes will begin to emit from SCP-2514 that has ranged to 85 decibels to 250 decibels from a radius from the entity to 10 m.
SCP-2514 will take a porcelain shard from its body and will attempt to create a hole on its left breast plate. If anyone is within 15 m of SCP-2514, their hearts will become transparent and gravitate towards SCP-2514 and will transform into hollow glass. SCP-2514 will then attempt to place the heart in the hole it has created. When doing so, the heart will always then fracture in the hands of SCP-2514. As SCP-2514 is attempting to place the glass hearts in the hole, SCP-2514 will begin to mourn.3 This will continue on for 14-25 minutes. After that time span, the music will stop and the hearts will all shatter and disappear. SCP-2514's physical appearance will then return to its stable form. After SCP-2514 has regained its customary appearance, for 15-18 minutes, SCP-2514 will begin to show emotion and intelligence. SCP-2514 will cooperate with any orders given. When asked questions about itself, it will respond but will be very vague in its answers.4 After those 15 to 18 minutes, SCP-2514 will become still, and the key on SCP-2514's back will then stop, reset, and start to turn again. SCP-2514 will then return to its stable form, the music will stop, and SCP-2514 will go back to dancing as it cannot recall any memory regarding the event.Addendum-2514: