SCP-201-DE
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Item #: SCP-201-DE

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-201-DE is currently contained in Site-DE9 and is to be accommodated in an isolation cell with the dimensions 500 m x 500 m x 15 m. The walls of the cell are to be panelled with 2 cm thick plates made of high-strength steel, which must be replaced if they are too damaged, preferably if SCP-201-DE is distracted by feed. There always has to be be a magnetic field in the chamber with a flux density of at least 2 Tesla for the electromagnets installed in the walls. To be able to effectively discipline the entity, a sprinkler system must be installed in the ceiling, as well as a drain in the floor of the chamber. Supports of the ceiling must be reinforced in such a way that SCP-201-DE cannot destroy them or only with utmost difficulty.

SCP-201-DE is to be fed with about 1 t of radioactive material per month, which is currently being procured from various Foundation sites with nuclear reactors and the Gorleben nuclear waste repository for this purpose. Bananas can also be fed as a reward for good behavior; dusting with water has proven effective as a punishment, although care must be taken to ensure that no personnel are in the area during disciplinary measures.

The entity was provided with several pezi balls, two old tractor tires and a tree trunk for recreation. However, these can be withdrawn again in the course of disciplinary measures.

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SCP-201-DE during its attack on Outpost-DE19-B

Description: SCP-201-DE is a lifeform of undefined classification and origin. It has a 700 meter long, 1.5 meter thick, snake-like body with a back crest and a kite-like head with several pairs of horns bent backwards. However, the most striking detail about SCP-201-DE is that it is made entirely of metal alloys1. Despite this property, SCP-201-DE is capable of moving similar to organic lifeforms, and obtains senses and the ability to detect even the weakest gamma radiation over large distances.

SCP-201-DE is moving in meandering patterns and preferably underground. It has the ability to bend the space in such a way that it pushes matter aside until it has passed its original location, after which the bend disappears and any displaced objects and structures remain without damage. Space curved in this way shows a ripple effect that is transferred to nearby matter until SCP-201-DE disappears again. It is assumed that SCP-201-DE is unable to apply this ability to liquids and gases, since it avoids water bodies and generally responds to water on its body with defense reactions. It has also been proven that SCP-201-DE cannot use its capabilities if part of its body is exposed to a magnetic field with a flux density of 1.2 Tesla or more. Under such magnetic fields, SCP-201-DEs physical performance is severely reduced, which aides tremendously in its containment.

Since it is not possible to view SCP-201-DE's interior, be it through X-rays or vivisection, it is unknown how SCP-201-DE's body works. Even if it is made of metal, it behaves at least externally like typical bodies made of organic material. However, it is known that SCP-201-DE feeds on radioactive substances and apparently converts them completely into energy, since it has never been observed that the being has excreted residues. It is also noteworthy that SCP-201-DE greatly accelerates the decay of unstable isotopes in its vicinity and it absorbs the resulting radiation with its body. In this way, with sufficient time, it is theoretically able to clean entire radioactive regions. However, it has a preference for stronger radiation sources and enriched fissile material, such as nuclear reactor waste and nuclear weapons, and is therefore attracted by nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons depots. For unexplained reasons, it also seems to consider bananas a delicacy and can apparently locate them through the radiation of their potassium isotope to track them down and eat them.

Discovery: SCP-201-DE was first sighted on June 28, 2007 when it broke into the Brunsbüttel nuclear power plant and began to eat up all existing reactor waste and fuel rods. Undercover agents of the Foundation alarmed surrounding sites, whose dispatched response forces attacked SCP-201-DE using large-caliber weapons and bazookas. The entity seemed to receive no visible damage from the attack, but was successfully chased away before it could enter the reactor blocks. During this incident, it was observed that SCP-201-DE apparently only bends the room around it if it cannot forcefully break through obstacles, resulting in severe damage to the power plant and its subsequent closure. The outage was explained to the public as a short circuit in the transmission network and the decommissioning of the power plant was explained as a measure due to structural defects. The power plant was later taken over by the Foundation and expanded to Site-DE7.

After this incident, covert MTF units were stationed at all nuclear power plants in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which were either to capture or chase away SCP-201-DE, should it appear. The entity actually attacked the Neckarswestheim and Emsland power plants, but was successfully repelled each time before it could cause excessive structural damage. The power plant personnel were then amnesticized.

In the summer of 2008, SCP-201-DE was sighted at Outpost-DE19-B, where it went to the nuclear weapons depot and began chewing on them to get to the explosives. None of the weapons were loaded, but the entity caused structural damage as usual, such as forcing through doors and tearing nuclear weapons out of their mounts. The site personnel, as well as the present military, managed to drive SCP-201-DE out of the nuclear weapons depot with targeted pistol fire at his eyes, whereupon the fire was opened with heavy weapons. The entity resisted for a while, for example by crushing a helicopter and snatching at soldiers, claiming 24 lives before it went underground. According to the standard protocol, non-Foundation personnel were given amnestics after the incident and the dead and the damage were declared victims of a misfire. In response to this event, additional emergency services were deployed to SCP-002-DE to defend the facility against SCP-201-DE, should it show up. It was feared that such an attack would tempt SCP-002-DE to carry out nuclear strikes, at worst against its own position.

On November 15, 2009, a rest stop camera near Düsseldorf documented how SCP-201-DE emerged from the ground at 1:00 a.m. and began to break open a parked truck that had loaded bananas. The entity completely consumed the bananas and then dipped back into the ground. The truck driver and his cat got away with a bad fright. Witnesses were administered amnesics after the Foundation intercepted and traced the driver's emergency call as part of the routine surveillance of the telecommunications network.

In autumn 2010, the alarm in the Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility was triggered when sensors in the transport container warehouse reported that leaks in some containers with highly radioactive waste had been registered. During the review, it was found that the containers in question were not leaking but had been eaten by SCP-201-DE. According to witness reports, when the emergency team appeared, the entity was just licking on radioactive pieces of debris, but when it saw people approaching, it fled and dived into the ground. The witnesses to the incident were amnesticized and the entries of the missing containers removed from the files.

On 01/09/201█, SCP-201-DE appeared immediately after event V/073/09011█ in Cologne and contributed to the devastation, probably in search of the radiation source. Site-DE19 classified this event as a major containment breach and dispatched MTF DE4-𝔙 "Die Verteidiger" to drive out SCP-201-DE. However, is seemed that the entity was no longer able to disappear into the ground and, while trying to do so, fell unconscious by hurting itself. During a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that several neodymium magnets were stuck to its muzzle, which it had probably collected when it destroyed housing areas. While the amnestic treatment started after event V/073/09011█, the entity was - upon the advice of the SCP-201-DE-project team - lured directly to Site-DE9 with a massive amount of bananas from a destroyed supermarket through the Eisler wormhole projector, where it was then directed to its containment cell, which had been made ready since 2009. It was later outfitted with electromagnets. SCP-201-DE was prevented from escaping with neodymium collars during this period, but it began to strip them away after some time.

On February 7, 2018, there was a breakdown ins Site-DE9s atomic waste supply cain, as the Asse II nuclear waste storage facility in Wolfsbüttel, Lower Saxony, had been completely exhausted. As a result SCP-201-DE had no food for ten months, but appeared to be in pain after seven months. In December, the delivery could again be facilated by the atomic waste depot in Gorleben. At the same time, SCP-201-DE's body suddenly started to heat up and generated large amounts of radiation, which contaminated its chamber sustainably. After about five days, its body became so hot that the metal beneath it began to melt and the electromagnets failed2. When its body started to incandesce, the delivery finally reached Site-DE9 and SCP-201-DE was given three times the amount of food usually given. The material was consumed with great enthusiasm and SCP-201-DE's body temperature returned to the usual levels. The damaged steel plates and magnets were later replaced and the contamination of the chamber was cleared by SCP-201-DE's own anomalous effect.

Measures are currently being taken to ensure SCP-201-DE's food supply if the nuclear waste resources of the Federal Republic of Germany are exhausted.

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