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SCP-017 (also known as Shadow Person) is a Keter-class creature in SCP Foundation. SCP-017 is a shadowy figure roughly the size of a young child. Unlike some other dangerous SCP objects, it generally remains stationary and does nothing to actively harm anyone until a shadow is cast upon it. When that happens, it will immediately leap at and engulf the object or person, then return to normal size as if they were never there, to begin with.   

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SCP-017 is an 80 cm tall shadowy figure, roughly the size of a young child. SCP-017 seems to be composed of a shadowy, smoke-like shroud which is apparently shapeless. No attempt to find any object beneath the shroud has been successful, but the possibility has not been ruled out.   

Unlike some other dangerous SCP objects, SCP-017 generally remains stationary and does nothing to actively harm anyone, until a shadow is cast upon it. SCP-017's reaction to shadows cast upon it is immediate and swift. SCP-017 leaps at the object casting the shadow and completely encloses it in its shroud, whereupon it returns to its normal size, leaving no trace of the object behind as if it was never there, to begin with.

Any attempt at finding the whereabouts of SCP-017's victims have been unsuccessful, so it is unknown if it teleported them to somewhere else into a pocket dimension or simply consumed them.

Due to its nature, SCP-017 is contained in an acrylic glass cage, centrally suspended in a concrete room. Attached to the walls, ceiling, and floor of the room are high-intensity arc lamp spotlights pointed directly at the acrylic cage, to ensure that SCP-017 is constantly exposed to light from every angle. No personnel is allowed to enter the control room unless they are assigned to monitor the functionality of the spotlights and the emergency generator system in order to avoid a blackout. Personnel who comes to fixing the light are also allowed. Nevertheless, they are required to wear the designated full-body reflective suits and must be cautioned not to step in front of functional spotlights.   

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