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Item#: XXXX
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Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX's current whereabouts are unknown. Due to information gleaned from interviews with SCP-XXXX-1 instances, its relocation is not considered high priority.

If any reports of an individual matching SCP-XXXX's description arise, Foundation personnel from the nearest Site1 are to detain it for questioning as deemed appropriate by the relevant Site Director.

All currently known SCP-XXXX-1 instances are to be contained in Class-F humanoid containment chambers at Site-92.

Description: SCP-XXXX is Thomas Pennington, a man from Paris, Ontario who possesses the ability to create non-anomalous humans. The process undertaken by SCP-XXXX to create these humanoids, hereafter referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, has never been witnessed, and it is unknown if anyone else possesses or has possessed this ability.

It is unknown whether or not SCP-XXXX is alive. Local municipal records indicated that SCP-XXXX lived by himself in his deceased parents' mansion, and had inherited a large sum of money from his parents after they were killed during an armed robbery in 2007.

There are 57 currently known SCP-XXXX-1 instances. An extensive search around Southwestern Ontario has indicated no possibility of any other instances of SCP-XXXX-1.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the anomaly, Foundation personnel were unable to directly communicate with or observe SCP-XXXX. As a result, all known testimony regarding SCP-XXXX is derived from interviews with the instances of SCP-XXXX-1.

Discovery: The Foundation had originally been alerted to the presence of a potential anomaly when a webcrawler noted that a large group of individuals2 had recently been interred at a London jail due to being suspected to have been involved with a large number of shoplifting cases. None of them had any identification, and a match could not be found in any facial recognition databases the Foundation has access to. All of the SCP-XXXX-1 instances were removed from the jail under a cover story of transferring them for medical care.

Addendum XXXX-A: Interview Log
After their retrieval, all SCP-XXXX-1 instances were interviewed in order to gauge their mental state, as well as to ascertain more details about the anomaly. The interview log of SCP-XXXX-1-02 is included below.

Interview XXXX-B
Dr. Van: Hello, SCP-XXXX-1-02.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Please refer to me as Nicholas.

Dr. Van: Referring to you as anything aside from your designation is a violation of Foundation policy.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: A person has a right to be called what they want to be called.

Dr. Van: Foundation protocol will be upheld for this interview. If you are not interested in cooperating, then the interview will conclude and you will be sent back to your cell.

SCP-XXXX-1-02 lets out a sigh and pauses for approximately 30 seconds.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Why can't I just be who I want to be? What harm does it bring you to just use one word in place of another?

Dr. Van: The Foundation has your best interests in mind-

SCP-XXXX-1-02: If you had our best interests in mind, you would have left us where we were!

Dr. Van: It is in the best interest of humanity for us to know where you came from. If you cooperate with us, we will discuss your best interests later.

SCP-XXXX-1-02 is silent for approximately two minute; it appears to be thinking about Dr. Van's offer.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: OK. So…what do you want me to say?

Dr. Van: We found your home, and we have already thoroughly searched through—

SCP-XXXX-1-02: What?! You can't do that, it's-

Dr. Van: SCP-XXXX-1-02, your cooperation is essential.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Please, don't call me that!

Dr. Van: If you won't cooperate, we'll send you back to your holding cell.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: OK, I promise I will cooperate with you from here on out.

Dr. Van: We searched through SCP-XXXX's house, but we were unable to find anything relating to how he created you.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: What were you expecting to find?

Dr. Van: An answer to the question of how you were created. Did SCP-XXXX ever tell you how he created you?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: I don't think Tom created us.

Dr. Van: What do you mean by that?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Well, when I woke up, I felt like I was supposed to walk until I saw a house. I didn't know who was there, I just knew that I needed to talk to him.

Dr. Van: To SCP-XXXX?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: To Tom, yes. When he opened the door, he looked genuinely surprised to see me. …this is the first time I've thought of that day in months, he was so happy to see me.

SCP-XXXX-1-02 sighs. It appears to be holding back tears.

Dr. Van: Losing him must have been hard on you.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Honestly, I don't even know what to do anymore. He…he was all I had. All we had.


SCP-XXXX-1-02: I don't even know why I'm telling you this, you don't care.

Dr. Van: The Foundation wants to check your mental state. If you wish, we will schedule regular therapy sessions if you believe that would help.

SCP-XXXX-1-02: I…I will need to think about it.

Dr. Van: When you come to a decision, alert one of the guards and we will schedule an appointment for you. How have the other SCP-XXXX-1 instances been feeling?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: We all took it really hard, to be honest.

Dr. Van: How do you feel about everything right now?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: We feel that we are at our best when we have something to identify with. Now that Tom is de—gone, we had nothing except each other.

Dr. Van: Is that why you were shoplifting?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Yes, it was the only thing we could do to support ourselves. None of us can get a job, they'd ask too many questions and we'd be found out! Although, we were anyway, so I guess that didn't work out.

Dr. Van: Thank you for cooperating, SCP-XXXX-1-02. Before we conclude this interview, is there anything else you wish to say on the record?

SCP-XXXX-1-02: Actually, there is. My friends and I, our entire world was just completely turned upside down. Our reason for being just stopped, well, being. That's why we did what we did. We want a purpose, that is the only thing we wish for.

Dr. Van: I believe that there is something we can do to help you with that.

Dr. Van has submitted a proposal to Site Director Cross for drafting all instances of SCP-XXXX-1 as D-Class personnel.