Do you have a fear of being watched? If so, you might suffer from scopophobia, a psychological disorder that causes anxiety and panic when someone feels they are being observed. But don’t worry; you’re not alone. In fact, there’s a whole company of people who share your phobia, and they have a very good reason to be afraid.
They are the Scopophobia Lethal Company, a group of elite soldiers who specialize in hunting down and neutralizing one of the most dangerous anomalies in the world: the SCP-096, also known as the Shy Guy.
What is the SCP-096?
The SCP-096 is a humanoid creature that stands about 2.38 meters tall and weighs approximately 250 kilograms. It has pale skin, long arms, and no facial features. It is normally docile and spends most of its time sitting in a fetal position, crying softly.
Viewing its face, either directly or indirectly, triggers a state of extreme rage and distress in the creature. No matter where they are or how far away they are, it will attempt to kill the person who saw it. The anomaly can break through any obstacle in its path, running at speeds of over 35 km/h. It is also immune to most forms of damage, including bullets, explosives, and fire.
The SCP-096 is contained in a special facility by the SCP Foundation, a secret organization that deals with anomalous phenomena. The Foundation tries to prevent anyone from seeing SCP-096’s face by keeping it in a steel box with no windows or cameras and by censoring any images or videos that might show it.
However, sometimes the SCP-096 escapes or someone accidentally sees its face, and that’s when the Scopophobia Lethal Company comes in.
Who are the Scopophobia Lethal Company?
The Scopophobia Lethal Company, or SLC for short, is a unit of the Foundation’s Mobile Task Force, a group of highly trained operatives who are sent to deal with various SCPs. The SLC is composed of volunteers who have scopophobia, or a fear of being watched. They are chosen because they have a natural aversion to looking at SCP-096’s face, and because they are willing to risk their lives to stop it.
The SLC’s mission is to locate and terminate anyone who has seen SCP-096’s face before it can reach them and kill them. They use a device called the Scramble, which is a pair of goggles that distort the SCP-096’s face, making it unrecognizable. This way, they can look at it without triggering its rage, and shoot it with tranquilizer darts to slow it down.
The SLC also has to deal with the collateral damage caused by SCP-096, such as civilians, witnesses, and other SCPs that might get in its way. They have to act quickly and discreetly to avoid exposing the foundation’s existence and SCP-096’s nature to the public.
The SLC is not a glamorous or rewarding job. It is a dangerous and stressful one, that requires courage, skill, and sacrifice. The SLC members often suffer from nightmares, guilt, and PTSD, and have a high mortality rate. They are not heroes, but they are not villains either. They are just doing their duty, to protect humanity from a threat that they fear more than anyone else.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the SLC and the SCP-096.
Q: How many people have seen the SCP-096’s face and been killed by it?
A: The exact number is unknown, but it is estimated to be in the hundreds, if not thousands. The SCP-096 has been active for at least a century, and has been sighted in various locations around the world, such as the Himalayas, the Amazon, and the Sahara. The Foundation has tried to cover up its existence and its victims, but some cases have leaked to the media or the internet, such as the 4chan incident or the YouTube video.
Q: How can the SCP-096 know who has seen its face, even if they are far away or behind a screen?
A: The SCP-096 has a supernatural ability to sense who has seen its face, regardless of distance, time, or medium. It can track them down with unerring accuracy, even if they are on the other side of the planet or in a different dimension. The Foundation has not been able to explain how this works, but some theories suggest that SCP-096 has a psychic link with its viewers or that it operates on a quantum level.
Q: Is there any way to stop the SCP-096 permanently?
A: The Foundation has tried various methods to kill or neutralize SCP-096, but none of them have worked. The SCP-096 has shown remarkable resilience and regeneration and has survived being shot, stabbed, burned, crushed, drowned, and nuked. The only thing that seems to calm it down is when it kills its target, after which it returns to its docile state.
Some researchers have proposed to use other SCPs to fight the SCP-096, such as the SCP-173, a statue that can move and snap necks when not observed, or the SCP-682, a reptilian monster that hates all life and can adapt to any threat. However, these experiments have been denied or aborted due to the risk of causing more damage or creating a worse scenario.
The Foundation’s current strategy is to contain SCP-096 as much as possible and to deploy the SLC when necessary. The SLC’s motto is “We watch, so you don’t have to”.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you did, please share it with your friends and leave a comment below. And if you want to read more about SCP-096 and other SCPs, you can visit the SCP Foundation website, where you can find hundreds of stories and documents about the anomalous world we live in.
Thank you for reading, and remember: don’t look at its face.