No.1 is most important because he runs the Village, he’s the boss. And yet, he’s still a prisoner, perhaps more so than No.6. At least No.6 has a comfortable cottage. He can, to some extent, enjoy the confines of the Village. Has certain privileges, and even a form of freedom within the Village. But No.1, he does not live in the Village in a comfortable cottage. He cannot be seen in the Village, he is confined beneath the Village, perhaps living his life there in the rocket, and behind the anonymity of the mask!
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