Zero Two's quirky mental state fluctuates due to her klaxo genetics. After her first real ride with darling, her head cools off a lot and becomes more lucid. She still falls into her klaxo thinking when stressed out, but otherwise she can think clearly once darling's ocean cools her off. I'm honestly waiting for Hiro to go through the same, where his mental state breaks down into a similar way of thinking. We've actually already seen it happen twice, just not from his perspective.>>176734923
Probably no need to tell them. It's not like it matters to them. Mitsuru cares because he cares about Hiro (and Zero Two), but I don't think Hiro or Zero Two would care even if Mitsuru or Werner told them.>>176734934
No. She wasn't. She was rebellious, callous, near-feral if Alpha is to believed, and had no empathy what-so-ever. She was going to get herself killed if she kept fighting to reach and obsessing over Hiro. And that's just her personality, she had no living skills beyond hunting like a beast and grooming herself. Everything else was missing, she didn't have table manners or the ability to safely eat hot food, she didn't have etiquette, and she didn't have any respect for anyone but Hiro. There's a lot more to survival as a social animal than "hunting and grooming" and Zero Two lacked almost all of it.>>176735073
Zero Two isn't a wild animal. One of olcon's theories about klaxo sapiens was that they're much more emotional than we are. Sort of a reverse of our relationship with the neanderthals who were more logical and calculating than we were at the time. And he's integrated that theory into MITF, Zero Two is more emotional than logic and as such, she doesn't think rationally, rather just bursting into an instinctual emotion and getting stuck there for a moment.