Is there some reason Kurotsuchi Mayuri in Bleach dresses the way he does, and wears a mask/makeup? Or is it just because he is somewhat crazy?

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    i think it's by choice. during the Rukia Rescue after loosing to Uryu and stabbing himself at the end we seem him reformed without his "makeup" and with blue hair and while i haven't seen up to it it appears later in the series he changes how his "makeup" looks and his blue hair is visible
    – Memor-X
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 10:45
  • Might just be to hide his scars.
    – Dimitri mx
    Commented Feb 1, 2016 at 20:14
  • Do you want to know how he got those scars? Commented Mar 20, 2016 at 23:09
  • No, but if you point me to the related episode/movie or manga, that'd be great. :)
    – axel22
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 9:05
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    @axel22 I think he just want to hide his scars, and he is somewhat crazy at his work. The scene in which Kurotsuchi Mayuri shows his scars is in chapter 172, around page 12-16. You can see them on this link mangafever.me/read2/bleach/172/14 .
    – j4kirO
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 18:34

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Based on his demeanor, I think it's for psychological warfare purposes in order to frighten or intimidate his opponent. He's going for the whole "Otherworldly Mad-Scientist" vibe.

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    Please include relevant sources/references to support your answers.
    – W. Are
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 1:45

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