Hi Fandyllic, hope you're well! I've just finished Magnificat for about the umpteenth time and wondered if you could indulge me with your theories. Mental Man - the real risk. A lot of Cyndia's motivations when she tries to sterilize Marc are a little lost on me. I suspect she was very worried that his backup plan for Mental Man was to create a second generation of MM from Cloud and Hagen, and subject them to the various awful treatments to encourage the Jackforming. Is that all, or have I missed something? Many Thanks! Tim.