The MCP's torture device is used by the Master Control Program to appropriate programs and their functions so that he grows more powerful. The devices are found embedded into the wall inside the shell of the MCP. When a program is brought to the MCP's presence, the MCP telepathically throws the program violently against the device's surface. The device then "scans" the back of the program by changing the surface of the device to rapidly moving chevrons that move upward. The faster the chevrons move, the quicker and more painful the deresolution is. When it is all over, the program completely becomes a part of the MCP.