Why does "Zero" wear a mask...?
The "Noh" extracurricular lesson I was shown during my primary school days suddenly comes to mind.
Back then, I had been somewhat afraid of that expressionless Noh mask. To my understanding, in this particular form of art, the mask worn allows the discarding of both personality and name, and as such emotions and thoughts are brought into stark relief. Indeed, when denouncing something
anonymously, or conversing with those whose faces cannot be seen, our character and feelings will inevitably manifest themselves as exhibits of crassness and insensitivity. Perhaps "Zero", too, acquire his wings, the freedom to express himself and carry out justice, only when he is behind his mask---- If that is indeed the truth, what then is "Zero" searching for, vacillating in the dark interval between his mask and real face?
perhaps the desire to alter his appearances that has burgeoned forth in Lelouch-sama too, was born of the same providence as "Zero"'s mask.
Perhaps it is only when Lelouch-sama is in the white clothing and long boots carelessly discarded about his room that he is able to discover his "true self" in the mirror. Still, just between the two of us, it appears that of late, Lelouch-sama has stopped limiting himself to crossdressing and has even gone on to cat suits, further expanding the scope of his deep interests. From the opposite sex to animals----- in which direction, exactly, is Lelouch-sama heading towards...?