Because their new body parts sometimes grant them newfound abilities, Remade may serve specialized purposes in society, often as indentured servants/slaves. In Perdido Street Station, Remades with their heads twisted around and fitted with mirror helmets were used against the slake-moths, giant insects which could not safely be looked upon, while Remade prostitutes catered to every form of sexual perversion.
Remaking is not always a punishment: one particular individual known as Tanner Sack (from The Scar) was remade willfully into an amphibious human, though he was partially remade as a punishment prior to this. The Remade are treated as slaves in New Crobuzon, but in the floating city of Armada and aboard the Perpetual Train in The Iron Council they are considered equals to the non-Remade or "Whole".
Not all Remade fit willingly into their low position in society. fReemade are escaped Remade slaves who act either as brigands and bandits, or as terrorists and freedom-fighters. The most famous fReemade, Jack Half-a-Prayer, had a praying mantis's arm and was the leader of an urban terrorist group in New Crobuzon until he was Remade again before his public hanging and death.
The Renewed, the Destroyed, and the Remade: The Three Thought Worlds of the Iroquois and the Huron, 1609-1650.(Book review)
Mar 22, 2006; The Renewed, the Destroyed, and the Remade: The Three Thought Worlds of the Iroquois and the Huron, 1609-1650, by Roger M....