Item #: SCP-395
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-395 is to be maintained in a standard personnel-grade room furbished at the minimum required for humane treatment of a human-like SCP, with all additions and changes requiring Level 4 approval before application. The containment area must be airtight, and all seals are to be checked and maintained on a regular basis. Oxygen within containment is to be replenished regularly by two (2) Level 2 personnel in air-tight containment suits with personal oxygen supply. Various other privileges are to be allowed on a case-by-case basis, to be given or revoked based on appropriate behavior, such as limited access to external media. An educator with Level 2 clearance and a background in psychology is to tutor SCP-395 from a remote location.
Description: SCP-395 appears to be a Caucasian female, 15 years of age, typically clothed in several layers of thick clothing, covered in a winter parka. Subject requires biological needs typical of normal humans, and ages at a normal rate. The sole exception is SCP-395’s lack of reliance on respiration, instead absorbing oxygen through its skin-like epidermal membrane. Otherwise, SCP-395 requires standard care given to human-like objects. SCP-395’s temperament varies from time to time, which has been recognized as acute bipolar disorder. Due to the difficulty of administering medical treatment, personnel are to be wary of interactions with SCP-395, regardless of its current disposition.
Rather than skin, SCP-395 possesses a highly reactive chemical membrane that, when inactive, is for all intents and purposes normal human skin. When activated, either fully or partially, all atmospheric gases in direct contact with the membrane instantaneously solidify into a superdense state. The appearance of this material varies based upon the local atmospheric composition, thus it is normally categorized by the translucence of solid nitrogen. In this form, the solidified atmosphere becomes incredibly strong and durable, capable of absorbing a force roughly equivalent to a .50 caliber bullet. After absorbing a given amount of force, the superdense structure will break down into its constituent gases. There is no upper limit to the exertion of this ability, beyond physical exhaustion.
SCP-395 was discovered on █-█-████, in ██████, Slovakia. After an incident where, during a severe depressive episode, SCP-395 sapped the usable oxygen from approximately an acre of land around her home, Agent █████ was deployed to investigate the incident. Due to a communications failure, Agent █████ died of suffocation 3 minutes after entering the dead zone. Mobile Task Force ██-9 were dispatched shortly afterwards, leading to the successful capture and containment of SCP-395 with minimal casualties. SCP-395 was moved to Site 19 for further research.
When entering either a manic or depressive phase, several characteristics have been observed in relation to these mood swings. When in a manic episode, SCP-395 will exhibit hyperactive behavior, acting out in various ways such as building complex structures out of atmosphere, and attempting various means of escape. In contrast, when in a depressive phase, SCP-395 will encase herself and the surrounding area in solid atmosphere for hours or possibly days on end. During either phase, contact is extremely dangerous, and containment is not to be broken by any means.
Addendum 395-1: Experimentation with a gaseous treatment for the bipolar symptoms is under review, but early testing has shown that use of this treatment has made SCP-395 far more amiable to research staff, and more willing to participate in testing. Further application of this method is pending.
Addendum 395-1a: Due to circumstances beyond the knowledge of research staff responsible for the aerosol treatment trials, SCP-395 momentarily escaped while untreated, having solidified the gaseous form of the medicine before it could take an effect. Regardless of her motives, SCP-395 went on to cause the deaths of several Level 1 and 2 personnel on site at the time, before being subdued by release of anesthetic agents into the ventilation systems. No further research on chemical psychological treatments is approved.