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Note, 22.06.20██
Because of the technical limitations of the time, this document was originally created on paper. It was only added to our database later, after this SCP was already considered "explained". Because of this some unusual format choices, which would not be necessary in a digital document were kept. Furthermore it should be noted that every mention of SCP-004-DE in this document relates exclusively to SCP-004-DE-EX, not to the current object with that designation.



Item #: SCP-004-DE-EX

Object Class: Keter Explained

Special Containment Procedures: Since complete containment of SCP-004-DE is currently impossible, only single affected subjects are taken into custody for purposes of testing, and are placed in standard-containment-cells. Every staff member which is affected by SCP-004-DE's effect will be either isolated for testing or executed, depending on the decision of the responsible Head Researcher. Every field agent is ordered to isolate subjects which are affected by SCP-004-DE as far as possible.

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Note: The description of SCP-004-DE has been redacted because of the disturbing nature of its effect. It will be related later in the document after sufficient warning.

Currently it is unknown how SCP-004-DE spreads, but it is assumed that it is transmitted by sexual intercourse, similar to syphilis. Hence we must assume that every subject affected by SCP-004-DE has fallen victim to involuntary ██████ acts by other, already affected, subjects, presumably during childhood. Nonetheless the protection of the population and containment of SCP-004-DE has top priority.

Recent approaches to free affected subjects from SCP-004-DE's effect, such as psycho-therapy, amnestization, electrocute-therapy, removal of the necessary organs and full personality reconstruction have led to no, or only temporary success. It has to be assumed that as from the moment a subject is under SCP-004-DE's effect, this "lodges" itself in the subject's body/brain and hence cannot be removed permanently. Also, several combinations of the approaches above have not resulted in a permanent neutralization of SCP-004-DE.

Warning: In the following section, SCP-004-DE is described in detail, therefore personnel which can easily be traumatized or tend to suffer from nausea quickly, are recommended not to read the rest of the document. In case an employee for whom the above applies and who has already be assigned to research SCP-004-DE, the request and approval to reassignment behooves to the respective research manager.

Description: SCP-004-DE is an anomalous psycho-pathological effect which currently1 seems to affect circa 7% of the German population. Subjects affected by SCP-004-DE show an unnatural sexual interest in individuals of the same sex, and often attempt in fornication with persons of the same sex; according to current research often independent of the age of these persons and against their will. With the high number of affected subjects and the wide renownedness of this phenomenon a full containment is not possible at present.

Nonetheless the protection of the population has the highest priority, wherefore our contacts in the respective governments lobby towards passing of laws which allow for the juridical decreed as well as private execution of subjects affected by SCP-004-DE.2 Furthermore research-group Heinrich-6 at Site-DE9 is working to create a virus which solely infects and kills subjects affected by SCP-004-DE.3

Note of Dr. Haslauer
Before we attempt to terminate all subjects affected by this SCP, we should determine the cause with absolute certainty and research for a possible remedy. It it not our task to eliminate all anomalies but to contain these things.

Update August 11, 1966
Heretofore no anomalies despite the unnatural bias to have fornication with persons of the own sex could be found in subjects affected by SCP-004-DE. Due to the long history of this effect it was theorized that SCP-004-DE might be a rare but "natural" part of the human psyche. Therefore, all executions of affected subjects are temporarily suspended by order of Dr. Haslauer.

Note of Dr. Martins
I do not understand why Dr. Haslauer continuously halts our attempts to eradicate this SCP. The subjects affected by SCP-004-DE may have been victims once, but as soon as they are under this SCP's effect, they are sodomites and child rapists. Hence with it.

Update March 22, 1967
By decree of Dr. Haslauer research-group Heinrich-6 was disbanded after its members continued to work on the virus against their orders and already had infected several subjects for testing. All documents about this virus's creations must be destroyed.4

Interrogation 004-DE-79-01
Carried out on: March 24, 1967
Carried out by: Dr. Martins
Interrogated subject: Subject 004-DE-79

Subject 004-DE-79: There you are. I assume I owe this to you?

Dr. Martins: So, subject. Do you want to tell us when you found out that you are infected?

Subject 004-DE-79: What… you think I am affected by SCP-004-DE?

Dr. Martins: Do not try to fool me. I know you are infected.

Subject 004-DE-79: That is nonsense, and you know that. I am not affected. I am married, I have children.

Dr. Martins: We know that. But I also know that you are infected.

Subject 004-DE-79: What gives you that idea?

Dr. Martins: I have talked to your mother.

Subject 004-DE-79: You have what?

Dr. Martins: She told me, after a bit of persuasion. It is sad, and I am sorry for what happened to you in your youth, but therewith you are-

Subject 004-DE-79: Hold your tongue. I am not affected by SCP-004-DE. I… yes, I was a victim of a bastard and yes, maybe he was affected. But I am not.

Dr. Martins: All our research results indicate that the effect is spread by rape.

Subject 004-DE-79: You call that research what you have did there? That is no result, Martins, that is just a theory, your theory.

Dr. Martins: It is the truth and you can lie to me and yourself as much as you want. But I know the truth. You have my sympathy, and my respect. As far as I know you are the first man affected by SCP-004-DE who never laid hands on a child or another man.

Subject 004-DE-79: Of course not and I am not affected by 004-DE!

Dr. Martins: Yes you are. And thus, we had to take your wife and kids into safekeeping.

Subject 004-DE-79: No… no, please Martins, my family haven't done anything! Keep them out of this!

Dr. Martins: You have already been infected before you begot children. Hence, they and your wife may also be infected.

Subject 004-DE-79: No! Martins, your theory is false! I am not infected!

Dr. Martins: Stop lying. Why else should you have stopped all attempts to eradicate this effect?

Subject 004-DE-79: Because there must be another way! Maybe it can be healed! And damn, maybe it is nothing anomalous! There are dogs that do that!

Dr. Martins: An effect that forces humans to animalist behavior? Sounds like an SCP to me.

Subject 004-DE-79: Martins, please just listen. Please.

Dr. Martins: Farewell, Dr. Haslauer. Guards? Make it quick this time. Headshot is enough.

End of protocol

Update September 02, 1969
Currently it is researched if there are milder methods leading to a successful containment for SCP-004-DE than viruses and executions. Dr. Martins was removed from the project after repeated insubordination.

Update Aprtil 17, 1973
Based on our current state of knowledge and the complete resultlessness of any research regarding SCP-004-DE, this effect is for now considered a natural part of human psyche and therewith sufficiently explained. All still alive subjects in our safekeeping are amnestized and released to freedom. In addition, O█-█ decreed that all further research regarding containment and anomality of SCP-004-DE are to be refrained from, until proof appears that it is an anomalous effect.



Comment, December 03, 20██
You may ask yourself why this document still is in our database. The explanation is simple: During research of this "effect", the SCP Foundation has failed on every level. I think that none of you needs an explanation why this "research" back then was completely unethical and a waste of time, resources and human life.

That is why this document is still in our database. We have failed back then. We are sworn to protect this world and mankind from the things that lurk in the shadows. From things that threaten mankind and traumatize, hurt and kill humans. But during research of SCP-004-DE-EX we became one of those things.

That does not mean we should be "nicer" to the actual anomalies or should not take extreme measures to protect humanity. It just means that bigotry and a blinded world view must never stand in our way again. Everything you read in this document was a mistake. During research of SCP-004-DE-EX overall 261 people were executed, mutilated and/or traumatized. That is more than some SCPs have done. That is why we keep documents like this in our database: To remind us of our mistakes and to learn from them.

- O4-6

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