I’m In Charge of SCP - Chapter 130
At that moment, the man’s hand was only 0.01 centimeters from Zhang Jue’s body. He dodged his touch with a swift. It was because he recognized the other person. If his guess was correct, this unlucky man should also be an SCP object with the number identification 2416.
CP-2416 refers to multiple instances of a 35-year-old Caucasian human male named Joseph Grunderson-Pike. Despite having unextraordinary brain activity and no history of neurological disorders, SCP-2416 displays diminished intellectual capacity and a high likelihood of getting into a lethal accident.
In short, SCP-2416 is a person who is always involved in fatal accidents, and after death, an identical person is ‘reborn’. After the rebirth, although the name and appearance are the same as the original owner, it will lose the original owner’s original memory, and they will be two completely different people. The cause of his death is generally very strange or makes people feel ridiculous.
According to the Foundation’s records, he choked to death on food because he “Really liked oatmeal,” slept on the highway because he was “tired,” climbed into the incinerator at Site-59 because he was “looking for a bathroom,” because of “curiosity” he went to see a STURM-class infohazard and was shot to death. In short, the cause of death is as odd as it can be.
If anyone can make a book about his experience, he will definitely be rated as the “best” in the death class. In fact, this SCP Anomalous ability is quite unimportant. No matter how he died, as long as it did not affect others, it could even be treated as a joke.
However, this is different for Zhang Jue. The level of danger for SCP-2416 is higher than any of the SCPs he encountered before. Having said that, it is necessary to review the ability that allows Zhang Jue to go smoothly in the SCP world. First, he is immune to some of the effects of the SCP anomalous traits. Secondly, he can acquire a portion of the SCP anomalous abilities through physical contact. Of course, the SCP itself should be “alive”.
Zhang Jue’s second ability is somewhat similar to every cliché novel ever. It can absorb the opponent’s power and use it as its own. As long as the opponent’s level was within a certain limit, the stronger the enemy he encountered, the stronger the absorption ability would be. Sounds pretty perverted.
But this ability also has a fatal flaw. Because it is an indiscriminate absorption, if the enemy’s ability is “positive”, he will rightly become stronger. But if the enemy’s ability is “negative”, he’ll subconsciously absorb its negative ability and face the consequences.
Obviously, SCP-2416’s ability is negative, and it is the kind of negative ability that he should avoid.
Once touched by SCP-2416 and absorbed his ability, even Zhang Jue could not escape the fate of “being dead”. He could die from overdrinking the next day. Then on the third day, he would die from frequent urination. Then on the fourth day, he would die of dehydration. Every day, he would die in a different way, and it would be particularly funny. Then he will have the chance to become the most miserable protagonist of the century.
In summary, if there is any object in the world of SCP that can be called Zhang Jue’s natural enemy, then SCP-2416 definitely counts as one. The three Brothers of Death wanted to use this very point to get Zhang Jue killed. Good thing Zhang Jue found it in time.
Avoid direct contact with SCP-2416, and his journey would not end here.
Zhang Jue was at a loss for words. SCP-2416 was lying on the ground. Because he hit his head in the toilet, he was already confused, and when he fell to the ground, he couldn’t get up again. Zhang Jue looked at him. SCP-2416 already has the quality of “looking for death”, and now it has come to SCP-1440’s side. It is really difficult not to die today. Time passed, and there were only five minutes left before Zhang Jue, and Du Jingtian agreed on the time.
“The Brothers of Death is still there.” The old man looked at Zhang Jue, “If you don’t kill me soon, under my influence, you will die as well.” It looked like Zhang Jue hadn’t completely solved the problem.
Even if he had dodged SCP-2416, this cunning Three Brothers of Death were still crawling on his back. A clicking sound came, and Zhang Jue looked up to find that cracks had appeared in the ceiling above the corridor. The ground also began to shake. Under the influence of SCP-1440, it wouldn’t be long before the entire building would be destroyed.
“It looks like it’s not going to work without killing you.” Zhang Jue licked his lips, his right hand clutching the Reality Anchor. He remembered that SCP-1440 had survived the explosion that destroyed a Foundation site. So, a normal method of killing would definitely not work for him. He had to make the first move is the killing move.
SCP-1440 closed his eyes and drew his neck to give hints for Zhang Jue to kill. Zhang Jue silently chanted and turned on the switch of the Reality Anchor. The space around SCP-1440 is distorted in a flash. His head and body gradually separated. Just when Zhang Jue thought that his work was done, he felt the Hume Index around SCP-1440 increasing, as if a force was preventing him from modifying reality.
Zhang Jue held the Dragon Crystal in his hand and kept increasing his power, but he could only level with that power with each other, and there was no way to continue distorting the reality. By conservative estimation, the Hume Index around SCP-1440 had reached 300+, which was beyond the limit that the Reality Anchor could reach.
After a minute, Zhang Jue gave up. He put away the Reality Anchor, and SCP-1440 was still standing there intact.
The first attempt failed.
Zhang Jue let out a grunt. It really wasn’t that easy. Although SCP-1440 still maintained his human image, the level of power he displayed was already comparable to Hanged King and second only to SCP-343. Zhang Jue had no doubt that even if he touched the old man, he would not be able to obtain any abilities from him. Zhang Jue put away the Reality Anchor and walked over to SCP-1440.
SCP-1440 had been standing in place, waiting for Zhang Jue. He slowly approached him and took hold of his shoulder. Sure enough, Zhang Jue couldn’t feel anything but that ethereal aura. This time, Zhang Jue tried to activate SCP-049’s ability, and it failed.
“Hurmph!” A mouthful of blood spurted out of him. The moment he activated his ability, a powerful reaction force came at him, and if he hadn’t withdrawn in time, I’m afraid he would have been seriously injured by now.
“It’s really hard to deal with.” Zhang Jue touched the blood at the corner of his mouth, an excited look in his eyes. He activated Able’s ability and summoned the long black sword. The blade inhibited self-healing abilities, and didn’t know if it would still work on SCP-1440. No matter what, he would have to try his best.
Zhang Jue swung his arm around, wielded the long black sword, and slashed at SCP-1440’s neck. Just as the sharp sword was about to approach SCP-1440’s neck, Zhang Jue suddenly turned around and slashed to the other side. A hand suddenly appeared and steadily held the blade. That hand appeared out of nowhere, very abruptly. It was as if a ghost had suddenly materialized.
Zhang Jue firmly gripped the hilt with both hands and hummed, “Man, since you’re here. You might as well tell me your name.”
“Ah.” The man’s figure slowly appeared as if it had been there on the floor the whole time. At the same time, an ethereal voice rang out.
“I have long introduced myself to you that I am, Nobody.”
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