rating: +8+x
Item #: SCP-184-DE Level 2/184-DE
Object Class: Safe Restricted

D-09-202, transmogrified by SCP-184, views himself in the mirror
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Special Containment Procedures: SCP-184-DE must be stored in a containment locker.

Subjects equipped with SCP-184-DE must be watched by at least two persons at any moment during testing. Researchers inside the testing area must stay cautious and only move slowly. In emergencies, the effect may be reversed by fixating the subject and carefully bending one of its legs. In this case, at least one employee with medical training should be nearby to immediately treat the injury.

Description: SCP-184-DE is a Himation1 made from spider silk. If SCP-184-DE is worn by a person as only piece of clothing on their torso, it instantly transmogrifies itself and the wearer into an arachnid of the order Araneae (Spiders). This preserves the body's centre, resulting in the subject dropping about 1 m in height. The precise species appears to be random, but stays the same for every person over multiple uses.

Subjects retain their cognitive abilities, but their perception and instincts become equal to those of a normal Spider of the same species. Test persons transmogrified this way are capable of understanding research personal and communicating with them (e. g. by pointing on letters).

Upon being hurt in spider form, subjects are transmogrified back featuring wounds analogous to those causing the transmogrification. The circumstances of the transmogrification often cause further damage to the subject.

The only other known method to transmogrify a subject back is a honest expression of affection towards the subject.

Addendum: Identification of the transmogrifications

D-Class Result Annotation
D-08-153 f., light-skinned, brown-haired, green-eyed Alopecosa trabalis
D-08-279 m., light-skinned, blond, brown-eyed Metellina segmentata2
D-09-202 m., light-skinned, black-haired, blue-eyed Uroballus carlei First known documentation of this species3
D-09-111 f., dark-skinned, black-haired, green-eyed Fencepost Jumper (Marpissa muscosa)
D-07-431 m., dark-skinned, black-haired, brown-eyed Lace-webbed Spider (Amaurobius similis) Subject had dwarfism, the spider was about 1.3 mm shorter than usual for males
D-07-234 m., light-skinned, brown-haired, brown-eyed Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus)
D-02-410 f., albinotic Thanatus formicinus It could not be determined whether the animal's colouration was natural or caused by albinism
D-09-656 m., light-skinned, brown-haired, blue-eyed Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) The subject was sentenced for aggravated double murder of his ex-wife and her lover
D-08-312 f., light-skinned, red-haired, blue-eyed Agroeca brunnea

Discovery: SCP-184-DE was discovered 01/08/2009 after an emergency call due to a spider bite in █████████. The caller, J██████ M████ (aged 26 at TOD) was found dead in a forest cabin. The corpse of a women (later identified as A██████ W████, aged 29) clothed in SCP-184-DE was found lying nearby, the left half of her body completely smashed. The causes of death were determined to be liver failure caused by the venom of the Chilean Recluse Spider (Loxosceles laeta) for the man, and severe contusions and resulting internal haemorrhage for the women. It should be noted that the response to the call was immediate, yet the victim was already found with livor mortis.
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