Karlsson: It's not a costume. It's skin and hair... of a demon.
Karlsson: Very few people know the true origin of what we call "the clown". I can show you here.
[shows him an old book of illustrations depicting the ancient mythical creature known as the "Cloyne"]
Karlsson: It lived up in the mountains with a skin white as snow and the red nose blistered by the cold. It lured children out of the villages into its cave. Five children. One child for every month of winter. Over the centuries, the legend of the Cloyne was forgotten. He became the clown. His white face and red nose to make people laugh. To entertain children. If only they knew.
Kent: Why are you showing me this?
Karlsson: So you can understand.