Posthumous Hero
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Item #: SCP-3657

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3657 is contained within morgue-17 in Site-551. Multiple memetic hazard warnings are placed on the outside of SCP-3657, and access to it is reserved for Level 2 personnel or higher.

Description: SCP-3657 is the corpse of Robert Ruth, an obscure American actor that stared in films such as Reservoir Dogs (1992), Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Pulp Fiction (1994). SCP-3657's lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and diaphragm are removed. However, there are no scars on the subject's front or back, and it is currently unknown how the organs were removed. SCP-3657 currently cannot decompose as well.

Memetically, to subject's not under the effects of mnestics, SCP-3657 is a small coffee shop1. SCP-3657-1 has no defining characteristics to its outside with the exception for a small neon sign that reads "Coffee Shop." SCP-3657 contains a single coffee machine in its inside within a spacious, red colored room with shaggy carpets. Pressing the "coffee" button causes the coffee machine to despense a single paper cup filled with black coffee. Pressing the button again will not dispense another cup of coffee for that person until 24 hours later.

When an individual under the effects of SCP-3657 wishes to enter SCP-3657-12, they will rip SCP-3657's chest open and attempt to place themselves within SCP-3657's chest cavity. During this, individuals under the effects of SCP-3657 will notice that SCP-3657's neon sign is replaced with "CLOSED - PLEASE WAIT" and will not be able to enter the building.

If a subject enters SCP-3657-1 and presses the button on the coffee machine, black coffee will begin to pour out of SCP-3657's eye sockets, which will run down its face and into its open chest. The subject within SCP-3657 will open their mouth to catch the falling coffee. After approximately consuming 600 milliliters of coffee, the subject will exit both SCP-3657 and SCP-3657-1, and SCP-3657's chest will reconstitute, without leaving any scars. Subjects will not comment on the bizarrely constructed coffee shop, or to the fact that it only contains one coffee machine.

Addendum-1: SCP-3657 was discovered on 17/3/2023 within Torrance, California after Agent Frederick, who was on mnestics at the time for an unrelated incident, noticed what was presumed to be a homeless woman inside of a person's corpse. Horrified, Agent Frederick went over to investigate, and attempted to move the woman out of the body. Another agent was notified, and SCP-3657 was transported to the nearest Foundation site.

It is theorized that SCP-3657's anomalous properties manifested several days after Robert Ruth died, which was on December 29th, 2018 from pneumonia. Since then, SCP-3657 has provided coffee to nearly 10,000 homeless people since the anomaly's inception before being discovered by the Foundation.

It is believed that SCP-3657's anomaly is tangibly related to their performance in the film Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino. In the film, SCP-3657 played a coffee shop manager during a robbery, in which the following lines occur:

Robber 1: We got a hero here, honey bunny!

Robber 2: Well just execute him!

SCP-3657: I am not a hero, I'm just a coffee shop-

Robber 1: Get the fuck down!

Quentin listed SCP-3657 within the end credits as "Coffee Shop" as a joke. Currently, investigations into Quentin Tarantino are underway.

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