dsr2k wrote:Okay, I came across this thread while searching for any hints as to what "mask" SCP-049 had talked to during his breach. After reading over a bit of this thread I have an idea or two I would like to throw out there. This is just a creative overflow that I want to put out there, so don't take it too seriously. Hahaha.SciZoroark wrote:WARNING: wall of text inbound.
How do you know your character in game ISN'T a doctor? Maybe you were a doctor before being incarcerated. You were convicted of performing faulty operations or something like that. Secretly you did exactly what 049 does only in a much less graceful manner.JoeKool82185 wrote:049 does say to the doctor that he doesn't detect the disease and THEREFORE he assumes he is a doctor. I think this is significant. I doubt a Class D is going to be "pure" in 049's eyes.
Steelpoint wrote:I do have some personal ideas on how to enhance SCP-049, in no particular order.
1. Have a percent chance of the player being infected with the "pestilence". SCP-049 has been shown to not attack people that do not have this aliment, so if the player is not infected SCP-049 will ignore the player, or even engage in conversation. Though SCP-049-2 won't be as friendly.
2. Have SCP-049 be a roaming SCP of sorts, essentially after it is discovered SCP-049 will move about the site at it own pace for a short period before retreating back to its own territory.ShadowDust wrote:Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait... So... The plague is a disease
SCP 500 cures diseases
D-class takes SCP 500 "curing" the disease along with AIDS, cancer, gonorrea and other stuff.
Anywho, onto the ideas!!! (I will be responding to of the original quoted-quoted text above)
The idea was spawned by JoeKool's and ShadowDust's comments. That a Class D would not be seen as pure, as well as SCP-500 being able to cure the disease. As far as we know, since SCP-049's arrival to the Site in which he is contained, all he has be given to operate on is Class D personnel. During the times in which is "accompanied" to testing areas, he seems cooperative with both doctors and MTF guards. During the first documentation of SCP-049 speaking was when he was "en route to a testing facility." In which he said to Dr. [REDACTED], “Oh, good doctor, I can assure you, the Pestilence is here, and I can sense it. It is my duty in life to rid the world of it..." Which can mean that not only did he not immediately sense the Pestilence in the doctor to which he spoke, but also the guards who escorted him. So here is what all this babbling leads to: What if the Great Pestilence is not a disease of the body, but of the spirit, or soul?
SCP-049, as he stated in the quote prior, "It is my duty in life to rid the world of it." Also, Dr. [REDACTED] states: "I don't know what oh-four-nine and that damned mask talked about, but he seems much happier overall. He no longer seems to simply sit and mope around in his cell, and several staff have claimed to hear him humming old church hymns." He sings old church hymns, "senses" the Pestilence in people, and claims it is his DUTY to rid the world of it.
So once again, what if it is a taint upon a person's soul, from doing horrific acts so foul it corrupts them, that he senses? Thus the doctor, though he sends Class D personnel to their death in some cases no doubt, has never done anything DIRECTLY to taint his soul? What if SCP-049's cure is the purging of a person's soul, utterly destroying who they once were and leaving behind the dark and evil shell of the human coil but freeing them. (in his eyes of course, or maybe not? No one truly can understand such things...)
So in this case SCP-500 could not cure the player because it is his soul that is tainted not his body.
Also, I wholly support the percentage chance of having the Pestilence or not. As SciZoroark said, though offering the "what if you were a doctor," just because you are a Class D does not mean you could have the possibility of being innocent. What if you were framed, an accomplice who did not murder but did not stop the murder, or if you were truly repentant for your ill deeds of the past?
This all hinges upon the central idea of all this typing though: The Great Pestilence that SCP-049 seeks to cure is not an illness of the body, but the corruption of a person's soul. His cure is cleanses their soul, but in turn kills them... or not...
Just an idea...
Also, I apologize if this is a just a jumbled mess.
This is a very well written insight of the mind of SCP-049. I'm not saying that your theory is correct as his creator/writer only knows, but it's a darn good analytical approach of a possible motivation of this creature. It makes SCP-049's motives and actions take on weight and thus is much more interesting when seen in that light, just my opinion. If it is true that 049 senses a corrupt soul, if that really IS correct canon, man that would make this SCP my favorite since I think that puts him on a whole new level. Also, I noticed that we have SCP 173, 106 and 096 smilies. I would really like to see a SCP-049 smilie if possible.