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Soap has a criminal past.
  • Look at how insistent Soap is at the beginning of the film to refrain from any unlawful behavior, and how many precautions he takes to avoid getting caught when planning the robbery (such as buying balaclavas). He also delivers a rather detailed monologue on the psychological effectiveness of using knives in the robbery. At some point in the past, Soap was involved with some kind of robbery or other crime and was either skilled or lucky enough to not get caught; his desire to keep his hands clean is a result of him wanting to lay low, in order to not have the police open any of their old case files.
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