Wishes to be a wise individual. Who is perceived almost as a sage.
Perhaps even a desire for power in there? The long claw-like fingernails are a hallmark of more stereotypical villain imagery used in various mediums. Usually a reclusive and intellectual villain who plays upon power structures for success and influence.
But that's just a passing thought.
'Consciousness is not simply a sensory-perceptual affair, a matter of mental imagery, as the contents of our mind would have us believe. It is deeply enmeshed with the brain mechanisms that automatically promote action readiness' - Jaak Panksepp