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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Due to the incorporeal form of SCP-XXXX fully containing the entity is unviable. Therefore, containment efforts are focused on preventing knowledge of the entity becoming widespread.

Victims of SCP-XXXX attacks outside of the area in which polar bears are found should be recorded as being the victim of an unknown murderer. Victims within the normal polar bear range should be recorded as expiring due injuries sustained in a bear attack. People who have visited, or reside in, settlements above the Arctic Circle are to be closely monitored for signs of SCP-XXXX’s presence.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an incorporeal entity which appears identical to a polar bear (polar bear science name). SCP-XXXX is generally intangible, however it can become solid and does during Gamma Events.

SCP-XXXX travels in the same way as a polar bear. It does not require any form of sustenance, though, so can cover much larger distances than a non anomalous bear. SCP-XXXX is fully sapient and presents different levels of fluency in Russian, English and several indigenous languages.1 While not undergoing a Gamma Event, SCP-XXXX is not hostile, and will often respond to questions asked by Foundation personnel.

SCP-XXXX spends the vast majority of its time walking or swimming directly towards a specific individual, henceforth SCP-XXXX-1. This individual will have, at some point in its life, observed a non-anomalous polar bear in the wild. While travelling, SCP-XXXX does not increase its speed beyond what would be expected of a regular polar bear.2 For this reason, there is often several weeks between reports of Gamma Events.

When SCP-XXXX reaches the SCP-XXXX-1 instance a Gamma Event will occur. The anomaly will become solid and attack the subject using techniques which mirror what a non-anomalous polar bear would use. The entity will only cease attacking when it has terminated the SCP-XXXX-1 instance. At this point, another SCP-XXXX-1 instance will be chosen, and SCP-XXXX will regain its incorporeal nature and begin walking in the direction of the subject.

Addendum XXXX-1: Interview Log

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Dr. James Cedar

Foreword: The interview was carried out while mobile on the Canadian tundra, as SCP-XXXX was reluctant to stop travelling. Due to the lack of a Russian member of personnel, the interview was carried out in English.

<Begin Log>

Dr. Cedar: Greetings, SCP-XXXX. May I ask you some questions?

SCP-XXXX: Name is Boris. You can ask question.

Dr. Cedar: Alright, Boris. Can you tell me why you’re always walking?

SCP-XXXX: Have to get to people. Need to do the job. There are too many people to be finished ever so have to walk constantly.

Dr. Cedar: What’s this job you speak of? Is it the attacks you do?

SCP-XXXX: Is not attack. Boris restores balance. Keep the rhyme true.

Dr. Cedar: The… rhyme? I’m not familiar.

SCP-XXXX: Bear rhyme. If black, attack. If brown, lay down. If white, good night. If man sees polar bear, he is meant to die. That is what Boris does. Kill those who see polar bear and escape.

Dr. Cedar: But, why? You don’t need to do that. You stop right now and you can live however you want.

SCP-XXXX: No. When humans first made the rhyme, Boris started existing to finish the rhyme. If he doesn’t finish the rhyme, he is a failure. If he is a failure, they get rid of him. Get a new bear. Have to kill, have to hunt. Have to go now, Boris needs to get to Norway.

Dr. Cedar: Wait! Wait! Don’t go! Please!

SCP-XXXX stops responding to anything said or done by Dr. Cedar.

<End Log>

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