SCP-1715 is a Euclid class SCP. SCP-1715 works and harms humanity in an unusual manner as most SCPs do, however, it can be avoided if proper steps are taken.
SCP-1715 is (possibly) an incorporeal entity that lurks and stalks users only on various online communities, such as message boards, wiki databases, and similar sites with those purposes. SCP-1715 cannot be back tracked on the Internet through any known means, and uses usernames that eventually get removed, due to profanity or other site policies, causing it to be untraceable. It seems to not be tricked by bots and non-human users. It describes itself differently in all communities it accesses, and claims different identity and personality traits, such as age, and often finds itself in smaller groups, usually ones interested in video games, television programs, and other forms of entertainment. it can appear as many as 9 sites at once, however the Foundation believes this is only the largest amount of existences it is aware of at one points, suggesting there are numerous more they have not encountered.
The way in which SCP-1715 harms people is through befriending them and participating in their communities, to gain trust of users for its purposes. It usually possesses a large amount of knowledge in the communities it joins in, and members of the effect community typically see the SCP as insightful, helpful, and as many other positive contributor traits. Because of this, members will be drawn to it due to its nature and proceed to befriend the SCP, and it eventually reaches high priority positions, such as administrators or managers.
Once making itself a well known and closely followed presence, it will send a number of private messages to other members of the site it is on at once, beginning with popular users. These messages posses false details about it's personality and life in that particular instance to the associated group. When a user responds to these private messages, they will be involved with a fatal and violent accident, which includes homicides and suicides. These people and their accounts will be known as SCP-1715-1 and SCP-1715-2 respectively. Instances of SCP-1715-1 can be avoided by not responding to the private messages, or by giving false information in return to SCP-1715. SCP-1715-1 victims are usually pronounced brain-dead, or at best, comatose.
After an instance of SCP-1715-1 is affected, the corresponding instance of SCP-1715-2 will remain active in its respective online community (or communities if the user is on multiple forums and sites), posting content that is consistent with SCP-1715-1's personality and style. SCP-1715-2 discuss the same topics as their living counterparts, with the exception that they will occasionally post messages that could be interpreted as references to their deceased state.
Incidents of SCP-1715-2 keep working and give goodbyes when SCP-1715 departs formally from the wiki or site itself. It is not known how active and often it keeps the accounts in use. In one instance a website became nothing but a group of SCP-1715-2's remained alone and active for 11 years on a discussion site for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before Foundation personnel shut down the site after realizing the fate of the original users.
Powers and Stats
Name: SCP-1715, "Online Friend"
Origin: SCP Foundation
Gender: Neither, although it poses as both
Age: Unknown, likely as old as the internet itself, however claims to be the ages of 15 to 30 years old online
Classification: Non-corporeal entity, virtual stalker, identity thief
Powers and Abilities: Anomalous killing, advanced intellect, personality copying, non-corporeality
Attack Potency: Unknown
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Unknown (however it can be stopped by Foundation forces, DDoS attacking the host site until they convince the administration to ban the entity, by telling them that is a troll, or malicious)
Range: Non-standard Planetary (can infect multiple websites at once across the world, managing several accounts at a time)
- The Internet
Intelligence: Above average (can display high amount of knowledge in several topics in large detail, and is able to manipulate and deceive members)
Weaknesses: DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks to the afflicted website