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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
The Stainless Steel Rat
The Corps personality wipes are designed to produce criminals of the Slippery Jim type
Inskipp more or less states this in the case of Pepe Nero: Having brainwiped him, they keep him at the Corps base in case as his personality returns he develops criminal tendencies of the sort the Corps can use.