A number of tests were carried out on Number 6, the doctor-Number 23 conducted them herself, they proved very interesting. A summary is as follows, Positive signs of abnormality, a total disregard for personal safety, and a negative reaction to pain. Well Number 6 wouldn’t be able to fake that, it would take superhuman will power. Or would it? That abnormality the doctor mentioned, might that abnormality the doctor found be something to do with gene mutations? In the news this week was the woman who does not feel pain. She never feels anxiety or fear, as you can read by clicking on the link.
When Number 6 is about to cast-off aboard his raft he doesn’t look anxious, he shows no sign of fear. In fact Number 6 demonstrates no sign of fear or regard for his personal safety throughout the series. I used to think by the time of the production of ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ they had forgotten about Number 6’s negative reaction to pain, because when Number 2 puts the tip of his sword to Number 6’s forehead “Ah you react” he says. Of course it might just be that, a reaction without feeling any pain.
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