History Headscratchers / SailorMoon

22nd Aug '16 11:31:04 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Usagi's transformation sequence always starts with (cue music) a shot of her hand up, her nails going all sparkly and ending up being polished pink. By the end of the sequence, she has her classic elbow-length gloves on. Why does it lead with the manicure? HER NAILS JUST GET COVERED UP!



* When Sailor Moon finds out the day's monster stole a boyfriend from Sailor Venus, she is fully in the mindset of not saving her/letting her die.
** This is the same episode where Minako, upon learning that said boyfriend and said friend were truly in love with each other, ''faked her own death'' instead of just breaking up with the guy and going home. Yes, teenagers can be dramatic, but wouldn't it have been more work to keep up the "I'm dead!" charade? So yea, I don't think anyone was in their right mind that episode.
*** Except you seem to forget that Minako flounced the country after faking her death. Pretty sure it's not hard to trick some people that you're dead if you're on the opposite side of the world. Isn't that the whole premise of Witness Protection?
*** Then again, given how popular Sailor V was, and that Sailor V herself had been spotted in Tokyo several times before the anime began, at least well enough to get a video game, anime and other merchandise, she was doing a very poor job of playing dead. It's unlikely that public sightings of a superhero wouldn't make some sort of international news.
*** Forget about how hard it would be to "remain dead" for a second and think about how horrible it is to trick someone who loves you as a little sister that you've died. Am I the only one upset that Katarina didn't punch Minako in the face after she returned to normal?

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* When Sailor Moon finds out the day's monster stole a boyfriend from Sailor Venus, she is fully in the mindset of not saving her/letting her die.
** This is the same episode where Minako, upon learning that said boyfriend and said friend were truly in love with each other, ''faked her own death'' instead of just breaking up with the guy and going home. Yes, teenagers can be dramatic, but wouldn't it have been more work to keep up the "I'm dead!" charade? So yea, I don't think anyone was in their right mind that episode.
*** Except you seem to forget that Minako flounced the country after faking her death. Pretty sure it's not hard to trick some people that you're dead if you're on the opposite side of the world. Isn't that the whole premise of Witness Protection?
*** Then again, given how popular Sailor V was, and that Sailor V herself had been spotted in Tokyo several times before the anime began, at least well enough to get a video game, anime and other merchandise, she was doing a very poor job of playing dead. It's unlikely that public sightings of a superhero wouldn't make some sort of international news.
*** Forget about how hard it would be to "remain dead" for a second and think about how horrible it is to trick someone who loves you as a little sister that you've died. Am I the only one upset that Katarina didn't punch Minako in the face after she returned to normal?
22nd Aug '16 10:32:17 AM JoieDeCombat
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** It's more that entangling the heroes in something is a good way to put them at a disadvantage and keep the challenge/danger level up while still keeping the violence fairly "soft" and doing minimal actual injury to the girls. It's also really handy for cutting down on the number of active combatants to manage during a fight scene when you're working with a regular team of five girls plus possible allies against a single monster: tangling up several of the girls allows the action to focus on one or two.
20th Aug '16 10:56:58 AM GothicNarcissus
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*** It's interesting to note that, despite the shade Sabão Spray gets from the fandom, all the other Senshi's first-season attacks get completely dropped once they upgrade while this is the only one that keeps getting used on occasion well into the latter part of the series, when Mercury has much stronger, offensive attacs in her roster. Because it's has a great deal of use beside sheer offensive power.
20th Aug '16 10:44:55 AM GothicNarcissus
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*** She would likely represent the Milky Way, as the word "galaxy" comes from the Greek "galaxias", which means "milky" and was the name of the Milky Way specifically. In turn, it became th eponym for the whole category once more galaxies were discovered. Literally, "Sailor Galaxia" may be interpreted both as "Sailor Galaxy" and "Sailor Milky (Way)". That said, as stated above it's heavily implied that Sailor Senshi (and their Crystals) represent single celetial bodies, not whole collections of them such as a galaxy is.
12th Aug '16 8:15:57 AM timemonkey
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*** They were probably already dead. Remember, the world is in for some serious Earth shattering event that requires Usagi to use her crystal to restore as much as she can and found Crystal Tokyo.




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** One is the mother of her soul, the other the mother of her body. These things happen when you get reincarnated.


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*** Jadeite thought that learning the identities of the Sailor Scouts would buy him some leeway. If Zoicite ran Beryl would just order Kunzite to track him down and kill him, which he'd probably refuse and get killed for. They don't really have a lot of escape options, as we saw with Nephrite.


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** Because it's not blatent adult content it's simply a case of values dissonance, it's a perfectly workable series and fairly simple to censor. They'd been censoring anime for years by that point.


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** No, because they actually look different, what we see as viewers looks the same so nobody gets confused (and because it's cheaper to lot alter the character models too much) but it's acknowledged in universe as them being unrecognisable even to each other. The only exception seems to eb Tuxedo Mask, who isn't a Sailor Scout and Princess Serenity.


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** Because when they send multiple monsters the Scouts just adjust their tactics to fighting groups or turn the monsters against each other. Numbers isn't always an advantage so the villains just pick a single powerful monster and hope their personal gimmick will give them an edge. Also some of the villains make their monsters out of their victims so creating multiple ones would be extremely difficult. As for why they don't fight themselves, several of them do and it almost always goes the same way: they have an advantage at first then the heroes adapt and turn the tide against them. Beryl was powerful but fragile, Ali and An were strong but having an energy crisis so couldn't stay in battle long, the Black Moon family did join the battle several times but weren't strong enough to win and in the seasons after that they were more focussed on trying to free the seasons' BigBad from whatever prison they were trapped in.
3rd Aug '16 3:12:21 PM Homemaderat
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** As stated, while they may not be willing to kill, too much energy being taken does clearly put people in the hospital. They all seem to reoover, but our resident aliens certainly didn't go about it the best way possible. I suppose the fact that one cardian was kind of a whackjob, she may have one day drained someone to death even if ordered not to.
2nd Aug '16 4:19:28 PM Homemaderat
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** This troper would agree with most here. Gigaros would go with Temperance. Winged figure, a sun in the background. I pair Reci with the world. beautiful woman surrounded by a plant motif. Hell Ant herself isn't much of the moon but the symbolism is in the episode. The moon is a card of illusion, Hell Ant attacks in a video game arcade loaded with illusions. Vampeal's pose looks like The Fool. The symbolism after this I'm having trouble picking up. It may be a stretch but maybe Seiren is Judgment, it has a flying angel over the sea, and she can fly as is mermaid based? The other four I'm drawing a blank. The mystery one's horn looks similar to the one at the feet of the high priestess.


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** The dub thing likes to keep using the Negaverse as a descriptor, although none of them in that arc ever really confirm outside of that Beryl must have given them directions to Earth before she died.


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** Considering that by the end of that story, they were making more new youmas then dispatching them. So perhaps all the strong warriors were already used up? And Beryl wasn't wasting the DD Girls. Also let's not forget the most powerful seven all got reincarnated. So she was already at a loss by the time the series started. And probably why Beryl was rather mad about Thetis getting killed.


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31st Jul '16 12:05:50 PM Homemaderat
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* Why do magical overlords in most japanese shows always send one monster to earth? Why not send an army of demons and monsters to kill the Sailor Scouts. Heck, why not poof yourself to the battle field and kill the main heroes yourself? Queen Beryl watches the fights on her crystal ball. She could have just teleported to earth and vaporize the scouts.

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* Why do magical overlords in most japanese shows always send one monster to earth? Why not send an army of demons and monsters to kill the Sailor Scouts. Heck, why not poof yourself to the battle field and kill the main heroes yourself? Queen Beryl watches the fights on her crystal ball. She could have just teleported to earth and vaporize the scouts.scouts.
* About the shadow warriors, was the shadow part just a disguise? Were they reborn with a human and youma personality, or did they always look like that? Did they try to conqueror the moon kingdom with an army that really included a mangy cat and a boxing vulture?
28th Jul '16 3:09:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* What's up with the HUGE IdiotBall everybody is holding during the Kunzite-part in the first season? Gee, I wonder if there's a connection between the villain trying to kill Sailor Moon and all those random princess seminars/contests popping up that always end disastrous! In one particular case, it even was called "Moon Princess" seminar. Suspicious, much?! It doesn't necessarily have to mean anything, but honestly, the term isn't all that common, it should have rang a bell. Kunzite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy is one thing, but it's quite jarring to see all of them, not just Usagi who "is exactly the type of girl who'd fall for it", walk into such obvious traps.

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* What's up with the HUGE IdiotBall everybody is holding during the Kunzite-part in the first season? Gee, I wonder if there's a connection between the villain trying to kill Sailor Moon and all those random princess seminars/contests popping up that always end disastrous! In one particular case, it even was called "Moon Princess" seminar. Suspicious, much?! It doesn't necessarily have to mean anything, but honestly, the term isn't all that common, it should have rang a bell. Kunzite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning is one thing, but it's quite jarring to see all of them, not just Usagi who "is exactly the type of girl who'd fall for it", walk into such obvious traps.
16th Apr '16 9:38:00 PM RandomReader
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*** It could have been something akin to training wheels, since that was her very first transformation and battle. Also she repeatedly discards her mask in subsequent transformations until it just stops appearing. It kind of gives the impression that what she saw in the mask that first night (her best friend being choked to death by a monstrous version of her mother) may have traumatized her a bit since it was so unexpected, thus why she hates the mask no matter how useful it might be.

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*** It could have been something akin to training wheels, wheels. It's not like she has a magic map or something to tell her "Here be Evil!" And since that was her very first transformation and battle.battle, it helped to know where she needed to go. Also she repeatedly discards her mask in subsequent transformations until it just stops appearing. It kind of gives the impression that what she saw in the mask that first night (her best friend being choked to death by a monstrous version of her mother) may have traumatized her a bit since it was so unexpected, thus why she hates the mask no matter how useful it might be.
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