Dr. White

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Explained

Special Containment Procedures:

As SCP-XXXX has been determined to possess no anomalous properties, he is no longer remanded to Foundation custody, and has resumed regular work. Please refer to Addendum XXXX/A.3 for more information.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a male, humanoid entity of Caucasian appearance, approximately 1.85 meters in height. SCP-XXXX exhibits a visual cognitohazardous effect, causing affected individuals to perceive it as a celebrity of indeterminate nature, with subjects identifying as fans and attempting to earn SCP-XXXX's recognition. To date recorded attempts have included:

  • Requests for a signature
  • Absolute belief in all statements made by SCP-XXXX
  • Pledges of undying subservience

Despite displaying recognition of and fervor towards SCP-XXXX, affected individuals cannot recall specifics regarding their fixation, including SCP-XXXX's name and occupation. When questioned subjects will become defensive and agitated, attributing their confusion to a lapse in memory. Despite universally failing to provide specifics regarding SCP-XXXX's identity, subjects have been shown to adopt suggestive questions and statements as fact.

Addendum XXXX/A.1 - Test logs

Foreword: The purpose of this test is to determine if SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects are present in photographs, and to assess the effectiveness of suggestibility.
Test subject: D-XXXX01, a 35 year old African-American male.
[Begin test, 1:46 PM]
Dr. C████████: D-XXXX01, please open the envelope in front of you.
D-XXXX01: 'Aight but what's in - oh, hey I recognise this guy. Love his work! What's his name again, uh…
Dr. C████████: That's a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio.
D-XXXX01: Oh yeah, that's right! Loved him in Titanic and The Revenant!
Dr. C████████: Thankyou, D-XXXX01. The test is concluded.
Closing Statement: The cognitohazardous effects of SCP-XXXX appear to extend to physical images. Further testing is necessary to determine if digital copies cause similar effects.

Foreword: The purpose of this test is to determine if SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects are present in digital images.
Test subject: D-XXXX02, a 28 year old Chinese male.
[Begin test, 2:01 PM]
Dr. C████████: D-XXXX02, please unlock the tablet you were provided and identify the individual pictured.
[ D-XXXX02 nods and unlocks the tablet. A picture of SCP-XXXX is open]
D-XXXX02: I know him. Great man, I'm a huge fan.
Dr. C████████: What is his name and occupation?
D-XXXX02: Come on, you know, he's famous! I'm not an idiot. What kind of joke is this?
Dr. C████████: My apologies. So you said you were a fan of Tom Cruise?
D-XXXX02: Yeah, that's who it was! I love the Mission Impossible movie series. Any chance I can see Fallout when it's released?
Dr. C████████: It will be considered. The test is concluded.
Closing Statement: Digital images also appear to propagate SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects. D-XXXX02 was not permitted to see Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Foreword The purpose of this test is to determine if SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects are present in greyscale images with partial redactions.
Test subject: D-XXXX03, a 24 year old Caucasian male.
[Begin test, 2:51 PM]
Dr. C████████:** D-XXXX03, please open the envelope you were provided.
[ D-XXXX03 opens the envelope and looks at the photo]
D-XXXX03: Who's this supposed to be?
Dr. C████████: Do you recognize the person in this photograph at all?
D-XXXX03: I mean I think I went to junior school with someone who looked like this, but I can't be sure.
Dr. C████████: That's actually a picture of Justin Bieber.
D-XXXX03: You serious, doc? This kid looks nothing like him. You might wanna get out of the lab a bit more often.
Dr. C████████: Your concern is appreciated, D-XXXX03. Please also unlock the tablet in front of you.
[ D-XXXX03 unlocks the tablet.]
D-XXXX03: I dunno what experiment you're doing here doc, but it's the same kid as before. And before you ask it ain't Justin Timberlake either.
Dr. C████████: Thankyou, D-XXXX03. The test is concluded.
Closing Statements: Desaturation and partial redaction appear to have nullified SCP-XXXX's effects. This will serve as the portrait for SCP-XXXX's database entry.

Addendum XXXX/A.2 - Discovery
On the 28th of August 2018, Site lead Dr. Hall was made aware that a man claiming to be Dr. White was discovered on restricted site grounds claiming to be a visitor. Dr. Hall claimed no researcher of that name was scheduled for visitation, and assuming the presence of a cognitohazardous effect, authorised the deployment of Mobile Task Force Eta-10 "See No Evil", and had Dr. White immediately assigned to a standard cognitohazard-proof containment cell.

Addendum XXXX/A.3 - Revised description
On the 3rd of September, 2018, junior researcher Lee discovered a request for living amenities purportedly written by SCP-XXXX, and recognising the signature of Dr. White, lodged an Overseer report. A review of SCP-XXXX's first and second test logs determined that subjects mistakenly identified Dr. White as a result of the cross-race effect1, which did not occur in the third. Subsequent investigation found Dr. Hall's conduct severely below standard, and as such he has been relieved of his duties, with Dr. White assuming provisional control of Site-88 until further notice. As per Foundation protocol, Dr. White signed the documentation accepting his new position, and all site employees reaffirmed their loyalty to the Foundation and new site lead.

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