SCP-457 Burning Man | euclid | Humanoid / predatory / fire SCP

SCP-457 Burning Man | euclid | Humanoid / predatory / fire SCP

Item #: SCP-457 Object Class: Euclid/Potential Keter Special Containment Procedures: SCP-457 is
to be kept in a 5m x 5m chamber with no less than 22.9cm (9in) of cumulative fireproofing
via various materials (asbestos cement, perlite boards) upon all surfaces and a blast-proof
observation window with emergency blast shielding installed. The opening to the chamber must consist of
at least two temperature-controlled and airtight chambers that may be sealed in case of emergency. SCP-457’s chamber should be kept at high humidity
with a drainage system installed in the floor, as well as a misting sprinkler system installed
and running constantly, and emergency hoses capable of at least 2.1 MPa (300 psi) of water
pressure. SCP-457 is allowed a small structure upon
the wall of its chamber that remains water-free, but only allows for minimal protection and
preservation of form. All personnel entering SCP-457’s chamber should
be wearing at least Class-A temperature-controlled, flame-retardant sealed suits, and enter in
groups of three, with two members equipped with high-grade blast shields and emergency
fire extinguishers. Personnel should only enter SCP-457’s chamber
in order to supply SCP-457 with its daily allotment of fuel material, or to examine
and repair any damage to the chamber or sprinkler systems. Should SCP-457 engage personnel in a hostile
manner, it is to be controlled via emergency extinguishers and hoses until it retreats
back to its safe chamber. In the event that SCP-457 breaks containment,
emergency sprinkler systems will be triggered and personnel will be supplied with extinguishers
and blast shielding. Description: For all points and purposes,
SCP-457 appears to be a sentient being composed of flame. SCP-457’s actual composition is unknown, and
has proven to be invisible and undetectable by any known means, but is shaped out by the
flames it produces, often assuming a human-like form if given sufficient fuel to assume that
size. SCP-457’s most rudimentary form appears to
be that of a single flame, comparable in size to that of a matchstick. In this form, SCP-457 possesses only the simplest
of directives and shows no signs of being unusual compared to any other flame beyond
a penchant for suddenly flickering to burn human hands, and the ability to ‘jump’ to
more flammable materials or other flames, which it then assimilates into its total form. As SCP-457 grows larger, it is able to assume
more complex shapes, and its intelligence grows with size and fuel sources. SCP-457’s method of intelligence is unknown,
but upon reaching an approximately human size, SCP-457 almost always assumes a human-like
form surrounded by and composed of flames. SCP-457 has been observed to communicate through
writing letters out of its own flames, charring them onto the wall or other surfaces, and
more rarely through speech, created via high-pressure, superheated air and the crackling and pops
of flames. Once SCP-457 reaches an unknown threshold
of size and fuel source, SCP-457 splits into two beings, and so on so forth. However, multiple beings of SCP-457 are aggressive
towards each other, and will either attempt to consume or extinguish their doubles, especially
if there is only a limited amount of fuel at hand. SCP-457’s behavior is largely predictable,
as its goals are simply to acquire larger sources of fuel and to spread. The danger of SCP-457 comes from its ability
to increase intelligence with size, and apparent ability to learn and mimic behaviors. This has lead to it purposely damaging and
sabotaging sprinkler systems and, in rare circumstances, set up relatively complex traps. It has also attempted to trick or reason with
personnel to be released or have access to more fuel. Due to SCP-457’s unique composition, variable
intelligence, and uncooperative nature, its psychology may not be accurately determined
in accordance with any human analogy. SCP-457 was recovered in ██████, █████ in
the summer of 2007, after multiple wildfires were attributed to it. It is unknown where or how SCP-457 initially
formed. Investigation into the potential of SCP-457
being responsible for other major fires is underway. Addendum: An Interview between Doctor ████ and
SCP-457 Dr. ████: Can you speak, currently? SCP-457: Yes. Dr. ████: Good. Would you mind answering some questions? SCP-457: [[No reply]] Dr. ████: I’ll take that as a no. How do you feel about being confined? SCP-457: [[Crackling]] Dislike. No fuel. No air. Dr. ████: We have provided you with
adequate air and fuel to survive. SCP-457: Can not burn. No fuel. Dr. ████: Are you saying that you
cannot grow? SCP-457: Grow. Need. Must grow. [[457 moves about containment area as if searching]] Dr. ████: How do you feel? SCP-457: Hungry. Dr. ████: Do you feel anything besides
hunger? SCP-457: [[No answer, 457 approaches blast
shielding separating it from Dr. ████]] Dr. ████: How do you feel about humans? SCP-457: They burn. [[457 moves closer to blast shielding, appearing
to examine the window and Dr. ████]] Dr. ████: How do you feel about fuel? SCP-457: It burns. [[457 places a ‘hand’ upon the blast shielding
to no effect]] Dr. ████: Please move away from the
window. Or we will be forced to reduce your size considerably. SCP-457: [[No reply or signs of understanding. Does not move.]] Dr. ████: …How do you feel about
water? SCP-457: [[Emits a high-pitched scream of
superheated air and presses body against blast shielding.]] Dr. ████: Please move away from the
window, or we will be forced to turn the sprinklers back on. SCP-457: [[Backs away from the window, still
screaming, hissing, and snapping.]] Dr. ████: Do you understand that? Stay away from the window, and you will not
be doused. SCP-457: [[Quiets and remains still for several
seconds before approaching window again, stopping several feet away.]] Dr. ████: Do you understand? SCP-457: Want fuel. Want air. Want burn. Want to burn. Want to burn. Want to burn. [[Repeats self, growing louder and beginning
to move about containment area rapidly, apparently searching walls and ceiling for a way out]] Dr. ████: There is not a way out,
if you would please…what is it doing? Is it looking for a way ou- [[At this point in the interview, SCP-457
managed to severely damage much of the sprinkler system and destroy a portion of the fuel injector
that had been sustaining its intelligent form, giving it free access to several gallons of
gasoline. The interview transcript was recovered via
security footage from before the blast. SCP-457’s temporary breach of containment
came from an exploitation of the sealant used to attach the blast shielding to the rest
of the chamber. How SCP-457 managed to learn of and exploit
this weakness is unknown, and it has since been moved to a higher-security chamber.]] Addendum 2: Due to the excessive resource
requirements in keeping SCP-457 contained, locating a permanent renewable fuel source
is currently a high priority. Proposals so far include, but are not limited
to: Use of starch dust obtained from SCP-1689
potatoes. Use of SCP-124 to rapidly produce sources
of bio-fuel. Approval of one or more of these proposals
pending review.

16 thoughts on “SCP-457 Burning Man | euclid | Humanoid / predatory / fire SCP

  1. I have done terrible things I am haunted by the regret it bring I have set my flames across the land don’t look me in the eyes I am the burning man

  2. welp he just broke containment today.

    jokeing for people who knows hope he's okay (he's going to live but in critical conditions)

  3. How can this man be burning when Big shaq said mans not hot. But this video (and others) prove that man IS hot.

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