Harmful Mirror
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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently stored in a large items locker at Site XX. SCP-XXXX shoud have an opaque cloth covering its reflective surface at all times except when in testing. All testing should be done in a separate windowless chamber, with personnel only viewing SCP-XXXX by recorded footage.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a full length mirror measuring two meters tall and one meter wide, with the Latin word 'Verum' inscribed upon the top paneling. When a person (hereafter referred to as 'subject') begins to look at their reflection in the mirror, they start to slowly perceive themselves as exponentially more attractive. After approximately fifteen minutes of continuous viewing, subjects start becoming physically deformed. Deformities typically begin with small discolorations or blemishes appearing on the face, and progress rapidly to tumors, boils, warts, or loss of skin. If the subject continues use of SCP-XXXX, deformities will spread to the rest of the body, and will become more noticeable. Eventually, deformities can cause death by blood loss or suffocation. Changes made by SCP-XXXX have included:

  • Extreme loss of skin
  • Loss of extremities
  • Over-extended limbs
  • Loss of hair
  • Loss of teeth
  • Livid skin coloration

Changes made by SCP-XXXX always leave the subject able to see. After exposure to SCP-XXXX, subjects show an intense desire to use the object again, and become obsessed with their reflections. Subjects refer to XXXX as their only 'true' reflection, and become agonized when seeing themselves through other media. It is unknown at this time if SCP-XXXX produces a memetic affect compelling subjects to continue use.

Experiment XXXX-A:

Date: ██-██-████
Purpose: To record the effects of prolonged exposure to SCP-XXXX
Procedure: Class D personnel (subject) instructed to view SCP-XXXX.
0:00:00 - Subject begins viewing their reflection.
0:02:23 - Subject states contentment with appearance.
0:14:27 - Subject's face begins to appear bruised.
0:20:01 - Subject's face begins peeling.
0:20:49 - Hair begins to fall out.
0:31:33 - Eyes started moving farther apart.
0:38:11 - Tumors begin to form on the subject's face.
0:44:21 - Left arm begins shrinking.
1:00:01 - Subject's back starts to bend and contort.
1:05:09 - Subject develops club foot.
1:14:56 - Subject expires due to gross extension of the neck.

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