- See also: White Masquerade.
The item descriptions of Butterfly Shade is heavily integrated with White Masquerade, the two suits giving each other more context. Thus, in the following interpretation, the description of White Masquerade is also taken into consideration, focusing on the witch.
Butterfly Shade is about a mysterious, unapproachable witch. As time passes when she observes the environment, she sees the landscape changing while the people remain similar to each other. People all know that happiness is fleeting yet still burn themselves by the aftermath. Judging from the description of Night Samsara, "The thorny road is still vivid" might be an indication that she knows that pain all too well. Love and Hate supports this as well, where she describes beauty and love like hovering butterflies: "Its life is short and dreamy. Only oblivion lasts." But even then, but even then she still decided to help Ophelia when she saw her, putting a feather on Ophelia's palm. It was a gift of hope to Ophelia—allowing her to see the beloved prince—but before Ophelia realized, the witch was already gone.
At the masquerade, the witch watches over Ophelia quietly, the dress' dark hemline resembling butterfly wings. Ophelia's beloved passed by the witch when Ophelia approached him. In the middle of the waltz however—while people where chasing after fleeting happiness—the witch disappeared once again.
The quote from Moth to Fire "I am you, and you're me" might indicate that the witch felt sympathy for Ophelia, possibly having experienced the same heartbreak as her.