Imagine: At some point, Taako becomes obsessed with mirrors. Not in a vain way, as people keep accusing him, but because he catches a glimpse of his face in the mirror out of the corner of his eye and it hurts and the hurt is gone and then he’s just looking at himself in the mirror, trying to figure out what just happened
It’s usually only a few minutes at a time, but those minutes add up until it’s hours per week and days per year just looking for something he can’t find.
He laughs off any comments, usually - “Have you seen my face, my dude? It’s perfect! Of course I like to look at it.”
It’s not just the possible return to his cooking show that makes him hesitate in Wonderland when he has to sacrifice his beauty.
After they beat Wonderland and settle down for the night, he pulls out the Pocket Spa again - and for the first time in a long time there’s no ghost in the mirror out of the corner of his eye.
(A day and a drink of ichor later, he finally remembers who he was trying to find in his own face.)