The Disassembler/Reassembler
rating: 0+x

Item #: SCP-XXX

Object Class: Eucelid (Further study pending to reduce status to Safe)

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXX must remain disconnected from any power source when not in use for testing. A team of two personnel should remain on guard outside SCP-XXX's containment room, and will be traded out weekly. While disconnected from a power supply, SCP-XXX may be considered safe. SCP-XXX's main entryway closes and locks shut upon disconnection from a power supply, but the door may be opened manually from the interior, preventing the event of any personnel being unfortunately trapped.

All blocks of disassembled organism are to be kept stored in a designated storage locker within the containment room, and to be properly labeled with a sharpie marker. Personnel responsible for lost or damaged blocks will be moved to other projects.

Description: SCP-XXX resembles a small building in structure, a nearly featureless steel box measuring 10.5mx30.2m at the base, and 15m tall. On one of the narrow sides, there is a large door (5m wide) that opens being raised up, similar to a garage door, composed of metal slats a few inches across each. There is no handle on the exterior of the door, and while closed, all attempts to open it using non-destructive methods have failed, although the interior of the door reveals a lock that can be opened manually to lift the door for a few seconds, before an unknown method will force it shut again. On the other end of SCP-XXX there is a similar opening, although with a lock and handle on the exterior and interior, allowing the door to be opened from either side. Two small, similar hatches only 1mx1m can be found to the left of both doors, and may be opened from the exterior.

The materials that compose SCP-XXX do appear to be only as strong as any other example would suggest, though, and a force that would normally bend or cut through steel will do the same to SCP-XXX, although such testing is currently not allowed due to the risk of damaging SCP-XXX.

The interior of SCP-XXX is not well-explored yet due to the extremely tight confines of the machinery and strong pulses of electromagnetic energy through various points while activated.

When connected to a suitable power source, SCP-XXX activates with mechanical clanks and buzzing, and the entryway door springs open to reveal a room, 4mx2m, with a rather simple console board, a large display screen, and what has been described as a plexiglass 'coffin' to one side, large enough to hold a larger man, but clearly suitable in size for all/most humans under seven feet in height who are not morbidly obese. The 'coffin' rests on a conveyor belt a meter in height, the coffin itself being approximately a meter deep with a blue-green gel 'cushion' of unidentified material lining the bottom. It's been described as pleasantly form-fitting and very cool and soft. Several tubes emerge from the side of the room over the coffin.

Opposite the coffin, and number of 'cubbyholes' of various sizes with small doors that may be opened or closed are avalible on the wall. Their purpose shall be elaborated upon later.

When a living person or animal is laid in the coffin (dead humans and animals produced no effect, as did animals smaller than a large cat and human infants), no matter their position, the display screen shows a scanned, grid-lined image of them, and some of the smaller buttons on the console board (unmarked) will trigger different effects in the displayed image, such as toggling the 'skin' an 'muscles' of the display on and off, and revealing certain organs and organ systems, whether in real-time or frozen depending upon more settings. There are no words or numbers in the display or any of the buttons, and all buttons have two settings. 'On'-in which they glow, and 'Off'-in which they are unlit. Various combination produce different effects, and Dr. Rights has been kind enough to spend enough time, quote, "playing with it" to work up a crude users manual. Three large buttons different from the typical display ones are available to the side.

Provided that a living organism is laying in the coffin, the first button may be pressed (pressing any buttons under other circumstances yields no effect, and the button remains 'off' no matter how many times pressed) and the tubes extending over the coffin dispense a blue liquid into the coffin. This unidentified liquid acts as a sedative upon skin contact, and the occupant of the coffin quickly falls unconscious. The liquid can apparently be inhaled and swallowed without any harm, and tastes like "kool-aid" according to most opinions. Samples have yielded little results in identification. Once the coffin is filled to the brim, the liquid quickly coalesces into a thick syrupy gel, and then to a solid state, a short period over which the occupant ceases breathing and heartbeat, as well as all other bodily functions. This may be observed on the display screen.

Once the liquid fully solidifies, the display screen shuts off and the conveyor belt starts to move. All attempts to stop the conveyor belt and remove either the coffin or the occupant cause the entire process to shut down and the blue liquid evaporates within a few minutes. The conveyor belt carries the coffin and occupant through a small door that quickly shuts after them and only opens for them, and the entire machine becomes a cacophony of mechanical clanking, whirring, and grinding. The display screen will only display a rectangle that slowly fills, like a loading bar, as SCP-XXX does it's work. Depending upon the size of the organism, SCP-XXX finishes it's as-of-yet-unknown process in approximately twenty to thirty minutes, at which point the product can be retrieved at the opposite end of SCP-XXX.

Through the back door of SCP-XXX, there is a series of two dozen 'cubbyholes' or 'lockers' the same as the ones found in the entry room, that may be pulled out to retrieve what they hold. Which would happen to be the organism…disassembled, preserved in blocks of an unidentified, clear solid. Also in the exit room of SCP-XXX, there is a conveyor belt similar to the one that holds the coffin in the entryway. These blocks are quite strong, but they can be melted by extremely high temperatures, or shattered by sharp blows from a pick. However, breaking the blocks ruins the preservation method of SCP-XXX, and results in the preserved object being unusable. The rest of the block quickly begins to dissolve into dust after a few minutes. ((See addendum for block designation))

Whole blocks, however, may be stored indefinitely until being re-inserted into SCP-XXX, via the 'cubbyholes' in the entrance room. Each block has a distinct size, and will only fit snugly in it's designated hole. Placing blocks in the wrong holes gets no reaction from the machine, and will prevent it from being re-activated until the problem is fixed. Cubbys may be left empty, however, and it will function as normal. It's ill-advised to leave a cubby containing a vital organ empty.
When the blocks are placed correctly and the doors to them shut, the second button on the console may be pressed. This does not work if the display shows a loading bar, as another operation is taking place. The doors to the cubbyholes lock for a few seconds, during which SCP-XXX removes them through some means, and the machinery of the device grows louder, accompanied by another 'loading bar' on the display screen. Re-assembling takes slightly longer, approximately forty-fifty minutes to finish, after which a plexiglass container, similar to the initial one, emerges from a door on the conveyor belt in the exit room, holding a fully-assembled organism immersed in blue liquid that slowly evaporates as the organism wakes.

Re-assembled organisms have no memory of the process, likening the experience to a very restful, dreamless sleep. They awaken with some slight disorientation, but this passes after a few minutes, and they complain about being very hungry, and tests reveal that they are re-assembled with their stomach's empty. Organisms are also re-assembled nude, and devoid of any hair. A block containing what has been identified as the contents of the organism's digestive system, hair, scraps of clothing, and any other objects on the organism is deposited into one of the small side-doors outside the main doors, and may be considered waste. Surveillance and scanning equipment sent inside the machine is disposed of in the same way, often twisted and wrecked.

Later testing revealed that organisms can be reassembled in different, potentially malicious ways. See addendum for testing results.

The third button is only to be used should something go wrong, when the production stops and the button blinks. It undos whatever has been done the best it can, and shuts down the whole process while triggering some kind of cleaning and 'reset' method.

Addendum:
Blocks are clear, and therefore the organs and body parts contained within may be easily identified and observed. The body is divided up like such
-Brain
-Lungs and diaphragm
-Heart
-Digestive System
-Reproductive organs
-Left eye
-Right eye
-Upper left torso and arm musculature up to the elbow and various organs
-Upper right torso and arm musculature up to the elbow and various organs
-Lower left torso and upper leg musculature and various organs
-Lower right torso and upper leg musculature and various organs
-Lower left leg and foot
-Lower right leg and foot
-Lower left arm and hand
-Lower right arm and hand
-Neck and head musculature and various organs
-Skeletal system from mid-spine up
-Skeletal system from mid-spine down
-Lymphatic and circulatory system from waist up
-Lymphatic and circulatory system from waist down
-Skin (neatly folded)

Testing Results
Reassembling a body without vital organs results in the production shutting down, and the third button needing to be used. The body will be re-deposited in block form at the exit, still inert.

Reassembling a body without non-vital organs or body parts will result in that organ or body part being absent when the organism awakes, the wound sealed by unknown means that leave little to no scar tissue.

Providing a body part for a missing body part will result in said body part being attached to it's new body seemingly without fail. It has proved effective for heart transplants, limb transplants, and exchanging skin from one person to another.

Swapping the brains of two people results and a complete transfer of that person's personality and memories, and may be reversed, although subjects are often very disoriented for several days and complain of psychological and physical discomfort, like "wearing shoes not quite the right size"

Swapping body parts between different species has yielded mixed results. Dr. Rights has suggested that testing continue, and the request is pending. Only three successful cross-species transfers have occoured out of the twenty tests preformed so far.

001-A cat's left eye was swapped out for a human's left eye. The subject could use the eye fully, and mentioned they they felt they had adapted to it rather well. Their new left eye displayed all the abilities of a cat's eye, including difficulty seeing colors and heightened perception in the dark. (Although this test was unauthorized, the results were considered to be mildly impressive enough to allow further testing.) The cat, given a human eye, clawed it's human eye out in a week.

007-A human's brain was successfully transferred into the body of an English mastiff, reportedly thanks to the dog's large skull size. He requested to be transferred back to his human body soon as possible, though. The mastiff, in the human's body, learned to walk upright within' a few hours and was disassembled again after an incident involving the humiliation of a female doctor.

016-A female class D personal had her reproductive organs switched with those of a pregnant labrador. "…and in other news today, we'd like to congratulate ██████ on having a healthy litter of five this morning. After some consideration, ██████ has decided to start looking for offers of adoption. Four puppies, two chocolate and two yellow labs, are available."

No tests involving using SCP-XXX with other SCPs have yet been authorized

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License