They do say that it’s a lonely place, that place of command. It must be more so for Number 1. Most certainly if we are to assume that No.1 keeps himself to himself inside that red one rocket all the time. But he can’t possibly wear that black and white mask and cowled robe all the time can he? Well monks wear their habits all the time, so why not? But for Number 1 to be hidden away like that all the time, imagine how it would have been for Number 6 to have given way his resistance, how costly it would have been to him. I know he put a high value on his personal freedom, preferred his own privacy to the company of others at times. But to have to go about dressed like a monk, or something out of the Ku-Klux clan, and to be forced to wear that mask to hide his identity, and maintain his anonymity from others day after day, after day. His identity, and personal freedom finally stripped from him. It makes one wonder why anyone would want to be Number 1 in the first place, just think of the personal cost. Much better to be a small cog in the machine, than the machine itself!
I’ll be seeing you