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A collection of SCP-972's white blood cells viewed under a microscope, currently showing no anomalous properties.

Item #: SCP-972

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-972 is to be contained in a regularly sterilized Humanoid Containment Chamber. SCP-972 is to be treated with the standard safety precautions for a Low-Threat Biohazardous Anomaly. Personnel that are ill/recovering from illness are to not come into contact with SCP-972.

Description: SCP-972 is a 28 year old, 1.75 meter tall humanoid male of Mediterranean descent. SCP-972 has been diagnosed with a non-anomalous form of leukopenia1 causing it to be more susceptible to illness. Once a foreign pathogen has entered SCP-972's blood stream, an anomalous immune response will be involuntary triggered.

White blood cells near pathogens in SCP-972's body will spontaneously grow a pair of cilia. Attached to these structures are two objects resembling a small xiphos sword and aspis2. Carvings on which are visually similar to common Ancient Greek emblems, with major elements of the carvings replaced by depictions of various bacteria and prokaryotic cells. Other growths resembling miniature battle helmets and body armor have been recorded. Affected white blood cells will then physically attack foreign pathogens using their grown weapons, terminating the pathogens aggressively.

Affected cells have been shown to perform advanced knowledge of Homeric Age infantry techniques and culture on several occasions, with the following tactics being of note:

  • Utilizing scutums to form a shield wall, or testudo, whilst fighting on multiple occasions;
  • Multiple cells using their bodies to form a small scale replica of the Streptococcus bacteria whilst fighting against Streptococcus, breaking apart after several minutes and attacking bacteria as a group;
  • Cilia holding miniature swords suddenly detaching from cells and propelling themselves at foreign pathogens, as if throwing a javelin.

Once all pathogens have been terminated, they will be exhaled through SCP-972's mouth, with white blood cells retracting cilia. Notably, blood cells in veins surrounding the left calcaneus bone are not affected, with cells losing anomalous growths once entering said veins.


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