So I wondered...how can a person who tortures people in real life deal with this sort of thing. I mean...he probably does deal with it in that he shows up and does his business when needed, but...does it affect him? Imagine it. You take a persons finger- tense with terror and slick with dirt and sweat. You can see their whole body shaking- the pupils of their eyes wide and their mouth muttering something between whine and words. Prayers or pleas, it doesn't matter. You put the vice on their fingernail and twist...slowly. Squeeze. The persons body jerks violently as their howl peels the walls. Spittle froths and flies sloppily from their mouths. And this is just the beginning. This might go on for an hour. Maybe two.
Does he feel a certain amount of the pain he inflicts on the torturer? Does all that torture begin to twist him mentally and emotionally over time? It seems like if the person isn't a psychopath, how could it not?