Identity is a sticky issue in any world, and Gibson's futuristic world is no different. Each character expresses his or her identity through various means. For Case and Molly, it's initially their jobs. For others like the Panther Moderns, it's their physical appearance and the groups they hang out with. For Armitage, it's the reprogrammed memories of a betrayed man. In a way, Neuromancer is a novel about the search for identity and how we manifest it once we find it. Wintermute is seeking his other half in Neuromancer, and Case and Armitage both rediscover who they are, each with, shall we say, varying degrees of success.