History Series / PrettyGuardianSailorMoon

26th Jul '16 4:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCorrupter: Kunzite has this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment. He corrupts one person to change into a youma, and then does the same to Sailor Moon since he anticipates she is the greatest threat to the Dark Kingdom. [[spoiler:Then he manages to succeed with Sailor Mercury by waiting for her to be isolated before corrupting her, so that ThePowerOfFriendship doesn't mess up his plans.]]



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Kunzite has this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment. He corrupts one person to change into a youma, and then does the same to Sailor Moon since he anticipates she is the greatest threat to the Dark Kingdom. [[spoiler:Then he manages to succeed with Sailor Mercury by waiting for her to be isolated before corrupting her, so that ThePowerOfFriendship doesn't mess up his plans.]]
6th Jul '16 3:56:59 PM punksweet
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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Believe it or not, there's plenty of it going around between ALL the senshi and even some of the villains throughout the last half of the show.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Believe it or not, there's plenty of it going around between ALL the senshi Senshi and even some of the villains throughout the last half of the show.



** Mamoru's awareness of Sailor V's true identity as the popstar Minako Aino during the series is explained in the prequel Act Zero.

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** Mamoru's awareness of Sailor V's true identity as the popstar pop star Minako Aino during the series is explained in the prequel Act Zero.
30th May '16 11:30:15 AM Jayalaw
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** At first Minako and Zoisite believe in the subversion of the trope; they want to protect their respective masters [[spoiler:Princess Serenity and Endymion]] and know from the past that [[spoiler:letting the two have a relationship will end in disaster.]] Zoisite even volunteers to [[spoiler:kill Sailor Moon so that Endymion will live]]. Eventually both come to play it straight; [[spoiler:Minako can't go with making Usagi forget about Mamoru through [[EnemyMine an enchanted music box that Zoisite gave her]], and Zoisite takes a deadly blow meant for Sailor Moon, ironically while on an assignment to kill her.]]

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** At first Minako and Zoisite believe in the subversion of the trope; they want to protect their respective masters [[spoiler:Princess Serenity and Endymion]] and know from the past that [[spoiler:letting the two have a relationship will end in disaster.]] Zoisite even volunteers to [[spoiler:kill Sailor Moon so that Endymion will live]]. Eventually both come to play it straight; [[spoiler:Minako can't go with making Usagi forget about Mamoru through [[EnemyMine an enchanted music box that Zoisite gave her]], and Zoisite takes a deadly blow meant for Sailor Moon, ironically while on an said assignment to kill her.]]



* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Darkury/Akumi is the manifestation of Ami's suppressed negative emotions.

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: BecameTheirOwnAntithesis:
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Darkury/Akumi is the manifestation of Ami's suppressed negative emotions.emotions.
** Unlike Usagi, who is compassionate and caring of others, Princess Sailor Moon [[spoiler:only cares about her pain and Endymion.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: Almost too many to count. Most episode-climaxing fights will start with one senshi nearly being beaten, only for the rest to show up at the last minute to turn the battle around.

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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Almost too many to count. Most episode-climaxing fights will start with one senshi nearly being beaten, only for the rest to show up at the last minute to turn the battle around.



* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: In the Special Act, Minako is powerless, and a low-level youma jumps at her. She kicked it into a column hard enough to break concrete. After that, [[OhCrap the rest of the youma slowly back away]].]]

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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the Special Act, Minako is powerless, and a low-level youma jumps at her. She kicked it into a column hard enough to break concrete. After that, [[OhCrap the rest of the youma slowly back away]].]]



* CartesianKarma: Averted. Although [[spoiler:Ami goes into HeroicBSOD]] on realizing that [[spoiler:she nearly killed Usagi while brainwashed]], Usagi goes into EasilyForgiven mode and tells her it wasn't her fault.



* CelebrityLie: Variant: Mio claims on Usagi's behalf that Usagi knows IdolSinger Minako as part of a plot to isolate and humiliate her. Ironically at this point Usagi ''does'' know Minako; just not in the way she expects (Minako is Sailor Venus). Also, Minako foils the humiliation attempt by showing up at the concert Mio promised on Usagi's behalf, while shooting a DeathGlare at Mio.

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* CelebrityLie: CelebrityLie:
** Inverted in one episode where IdolSinger Minako claims that Rei, who is a shrine girl, is actually a celebrity named "Mars Reiko" and will sing at a hospital's pediatric ward. Rei reluctantly goes along with it since she doesn't have the heart to disappoint the kids.
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Variant: Mio claims on Usagi's behalf that Usagi knows IdolSinger Minako as part of a plot to isolate and humiliate her. Ironically at this point Usagi ''does'' know Minako; just not in the way she expects (Minako is Sailor Venus). Also, Minako foils the humiliation attempt by showing up at the concert Mio promised on Usagi's behalf, while shooting a DeathGlare at Mio.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: For following her to the hospital, Minako volunteers Rei to sing for the sick kids in the pediatric ward by calling her another idol, "Mars Reiko". This ends up leading to Rei's powers awakening since she finally asks Usagi for help.



* DarkMagicalGirl: Dark Sailor Mercury and [[spoiler: Princess Serenity]].

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* DarkMagicalGirl: DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Kunzite has this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment. He corrupts one person to change into a youma, and then does the same to Sailor Moon since he anticipates she is the greatest threat to the Dark Kingdom. [[spoiler:Then he manages to succeed with Sailor Mercury by waiting for her to be isolated before corrupting her, so that ThePowerOfFriendship doesn't mess up his plans.]]
* DarkMagicalGirl:
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Dark Sailor Mercury and [[spoiler: Princess Serenity]].



* HeroicBSOD: Usagi crashes into a catatonic stupor after [[spoiler:she has to fight and kill Mamoru in order to save the world]]. Unfortunately, this means that [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Princess Serenity]] is free to take control and carry out her own apocalyptic plans]].

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Usagi crashes into a catatonic stupor after [[spoiler:she has to fight and kill Mamoru in order to save the world]]. Unfortunately, this means that [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Princess Serenity]] is free to take control and carry out her own apocalyptic plans]].



* HopeSpot: Minako decides to [[spoiler:undergo surgery on Act 46 after refusing to do it the entire season.]] The [[NeverTrustATrailer preview for Act 47]] shows Minako [[spoiler:alive and well, singing at the Karaoke.]] Turns out that was only an ImagineSpot and Minako [[spoiler:really is dead.]]

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* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
** Kunzite attempts to corrupt Usagi to change her into a youma. Ami watches over her fretfully, but sees that Usagi's body temperature is returning to normal, meaning she's fighting it and will soon wake. Not wanting his project to go to waste, Kunzite decides to steal away Usagi and keep her away from her friends.
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Minako decides to [[spoiler:undergo surgery on Act 46 after refusing to do it the entire season.]] The [[NeverTrustATrailer preview for Act 47]] shows Minako [[spoiler:alive and well, singing at the Karaoke.]] Turns out that was only an ImagineSpot and Minako [[spoiler:really is dead.]]



* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
** In one episode Rei and Makoto get into a fight over whether or not to help Usagi with English homework. Makoto rescues Rei, however, from what she believes is a kidnapping. Rei is touched since Makoto was technically right; she was being forced to see her father, and they bond over the experience as well as then helping Usagi with a costume contest.
** Minako is cold and aloof towards Usagi in civilian guise, since she thinks Usagi is a "baka" and not fit to be a Senshi. When Mio tries to humiliate Usagi by claiming the latter has gotten Minako to perform an impromptu concert for her classmates? Minako shows up, sings a showstopper, sends a DeathGlare at Mio, and spares Usagi the humiliation. Not to mention [[spoiler:protecting the Princess from the Dark Kingdom.]]



* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: All of the Senshi around idol Minako Aino, [[ButHeSoundsSoHandsome except for Sailor Venus]]. Usagi and Makoto are the most excited.



* MoralityPet: Prince Endymion for Zoisite.



* SecretKeeper: Mamoru learns of Sailor V and Sailor Moon's true identities early on in the series.

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* SecretKeeper: SecretKeeper:
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Mamoru learns of Sailor V and Sailor Moon's true identities early on in the series.



* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Minako's cynical attitude is what brings her at odds with the team, especially Rei.
** The trope even works as a pun on itself since "[[BilingualBonus Baka Usagi]]" is a common line early in the series.

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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Minako's cynical attitude is what brings her at odds with the team, especially Rei.
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Rei. The trope even works as a pun on itself since "[[BilingualBonus Baka Usagi]]" is a common line early in the series.



* StealthMentor:
** Minako towards Rei when they first encounter each other, with Minako putting up a JerkassFacade about Rei supposedly being the leader of the Senshi and "punishing" her by making her sing for sick kids at a hospital, which forces Rei to get out of her comfort zone and ask Usagi for help. Eventually, after Minako faints on stage, she reveals this is because [[spoiler:she doesn't have long to live and wants Rei to TakeUpMySword.]]
** Mamoru under the pretense of [[spoiler:fighting Sailor Moon]] tells her that she needs to learn how to control her powers [[spoiler:so that Princess Sailor Moon doesn't destroy the Earth in her rage]].



* TakeUpMySword: After [[spoiler:Minako dies]], Rei uses the latter's tambourine [[spoiler:in the fight against Princess Sailor Moon.]] [[spoiler:Minako]] had revealed earlier that she was preparing the Senshi for this moment.



* TaughtByExperience:
** Kunzite. His first attack on the Senshi involved attempting to corrupt Usagi, by transforming her into a youma. Thing is he didn't anticipate that Usagi would fight the corruption from the inside or that ThePowerOfFriendship would bring her back to normal. [[spoiler:When he tries the same trick on Ami, he waits until she is isolated from the other Senshi, lets her waste multiple attacks on him, and then corrupts her immediately. The Senshi take a long time to realize that something happened to Ami, and by the time they do they're too late.]]
** Again, this happens between Kunzite and [[spoiler:Sailor Luna]]. After she used TeleportationSpam to fight him while [[spoiler:Sailor Moon fought with Dark Mercury]], Kunzite managed to use a powerful attack that led to a CurbStompBattle. They both lampshade on encountering each other for a second time that they have new tricks up their sleeves.
* TeleportationSpam: [[spoiler:Sailor Luna]] uses this as part of her first barrage of attacks.



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Ami again, for several episodes trying to kill off the other senshi (even taunts them in civilian form), granted she is under partial control, but actually DOING so finally snaps her out of it, cue HeroicBSOD.

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Ami again, for several episodes trying to kill off the other senshi (even taunts them in civilian form), granted she is under partial control, but actually DOING so finally snaps her out of it, it; cue HeroicBSOD.




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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Poor [[spoiler:Minako]]. This is why she pushes people away.
28th May '16 9:40:33 PM Jayalaw
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl
** This is discussed constantly, namely in how [[spoiler:Mamoru and Usagi's relationship may lead to yet another ApocalypseHow as it did with their past selves.]] Many of the Senshi are torn over what to do, and [[spoiler:when Princess Sailor Moon prepares to destroy the Earth, the surviving Senshi reluctantly fight her.]]
** At first Minako and Zoisite believe in the subversion of the trope; they want to protect their respective masters [[spoiler:Princess Serenity and Endymion]] and know from the past that [[spoiler:letting the two have a relationship will end in disaster.]] Zoisite even volunteers to [[spoiler:kill Sailor Moon so that Endymion will live]]. Eventually both come to play it straight; [[spoiler:Minako can't go with making Usagi forget about Mamoru through [[EnemyMine an enchanted music box that Zoisite gave her]], and Zoisite takes a deadly blow meant for Sailor Moon, ironically while on an assignment to kill her.]]
** After [[spoiler:learning that her past self destroyed the planet after Endymion died]], Usagi still believes that [[spoiler:she can learn to control her powers and save Mamoru.]] Unfortunately, [[spoiler:to save the planet she has to kill Endymion, and Princess Sailor Moon decides to destroy the Earth in revenge.]]
** Mamoru [[spoiler:surrenders to Beryl when she threatens to kill the Shittenou, despite the fact that he'd be a hostage and used against the Senshi.]] Not to mention that [[spoiler:this triggers Sailor Moon's first episode as Princess Sailor Moon, and Mamoru is the only one who can calm her down.]]



* BigWhat: Usagi's reaction to learning Sailor Venus's secret identity.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: In the Special Act we find out that the Sailor Senshi lost their powers at the end of the series. They briefly power up again to defeat Mio, but this is explicitly the last time]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: In BroughtDownToNormal:
** [[spoiler:In
the Special Act we find out that the Sailor Senshi lost their powers at the end of the series. They briefly power up again to defeat Mio, but this is explicitly the last time]].



* CallForward: Mamoru's awareness of Sailor V's true identity as the popstar Minako Aino during the series is explained in the prequel Act Zero.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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Mamoru's awareness of Sailor V's true identity as the popstar Minako Aino during the series is explained in the prequel Act Zero.



* CelebrityLie: Variant: Mio claims on Usagi's behalf that Usagi knows IdolSinger Minako as part of a plot to isolate and humiliate her. Ironically at this point Usagi ''does'' know Minako; just not in the way she expects (Minako is Sailor Venus).

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* CelebrityLie: Variant: Mio claims on Usagi's behalf that Usagi knows IdolSinger Minako as part of a plot to isolate and humiliate her. Ironically at this point Usagi ''does'' know Minako; just not in the way she expects (Minako is Sailor Venus). Also, Minako foils the humiliation attempt by showing up at the concert Mio promised on Usagi's behalf, while shooting a DeathGlare at Mio.



* CloudCuckooLander: Usagi has shades of this when she's distracted, though her mom really takes the trope into CrazyAwesome territory. Mio heads in this direction as well during the Special Act.

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* CloudCuckooLander: CloudCuckooLander:
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Usagi has shades of this when she's distracted, though her mom really takes the trope into CrazyAwesome territory. Mio heads in this direction as well during the Special Act.



* EasilyForgiven: PlayedForLaughs when Usagi is a bit irritated when her friends knew Sailor Venus's identity and didn't tell her, but she shakes it off quickly.



* EnemyMine: Sailor Venus and Zoisite in one episode [[spoiler:where they realize they have a common goal in not wanting Usagi and Mamoru to get together.]] It doesn't last because [[spoiler:Minako can't go through the scheme.]]



* FaceDeathWithDignity: Minako [[spoiler:about her terminal illness. She changes her mind after Sailor Jupiter tries to sacrifice herself, and opts to take an operation that might save her.]]



* {{Foil}}: Minako and Rei serve as this to one another: a major source of conflict between them being Minako is so absorbed for her past life's mission, while Rei wants nothing to do with her past.

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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Minako and Rei serve as this to one another: a major source of conflict between them being Minako is so absorbed for her past life's mission, while Rei wants nothing to do with her past.


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Minako attempts to do this to Usagi [[spoiler:with a music box Zoisite gives her]] to make the latter forget about Mamoru. It stops working when Usagi starts singing Minako's songs [[spoiler:to drown out the hypnotizing melody, and Minako can't go through with it.]]


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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Usagi to Minako when the latter takes her out to lunch [[spoiler:to perform LaserGuidedAmnesia on her so as to forget Mamoru]]. Usagi gushes about how Minako's songs inspire her, and that Minako inspires her as well.
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:Usagi/Serenity and Mamoru/Endymion]] are forbidden from falling in love with each other. It is said that once they do, Earth would be destroyed. Except, absolutely nothing harmful seems to come out of their relationship [[spoiler:both in the past and the present]]. It is everyone else's attempts at separating both that would end up causing Earth's destruction, [[spoiler:TWICE]].

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:Usagi/Serenity and Mamoru/Endymion]] Mamoru/Endymion are forbidden from falling in love with each other. It is said that once they do, Earth would be destroyed. Except, absolutely nothing harmful seems to come out of their relationship [[spoiler:both both in the their past and the present]]. present lives. It is everyone else's attempts at separating both that would end up causing Earth's destruction, [[spoiler:TWICE]].TWICE]].
10th Apr '16 7:26:51 PM AlinhoAlisson
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:Usagi/Serenity and Mamoru/Endymion]] are forbidden from falling in love with each other. It is said that once they do, Earth would be destroyed. Except, absolutely nothing harmful seems to come out of their relationship [[spoiler:both in the past and the present]]. It is everyone else's attempts at separating both that would end up causing Earth's destruction, [[spoiler:TWICE]].
16th Jan '16 12:05:11 AM Shadi_Potter
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** Motoki Furuhata is more concerned about the welfare of his pet turtle. Mamoru calls him out on this.
** Usagi's teacher Haruna Sakurada has moments of airheadedness as well.


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** Eventually, [[MuggleBestFriend Naru and Motoki]] learn of Usagi and Makoto's senshi status respectively.
15th Jan '16 10:07:26 PM Shadi_Potter
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* ColorfulThemeNaming: The security guards' actors in Act Zero are named after the hair colors their actors had as the Shitennou. Shiroi (white) is Zoisite, Akai (red) is Nephrite, Kuroi (black) is Kunzite. For some reason, Jadeite's actor [[AttractiveBentGender played a woman named Hanako (flower)]], which may be a reference to the fact that he was the most colorful out of the Shitennou.

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* ColorfulThemeNaming: The security guards' actors guards in Act Zero are named after the hair colors their actors had as the Shitennou. Shiroi (white) is Zoisite, Akai (red) is Nephrite, Kuroi (black) is Kunzite. For some reason, Jadeite's actor [[AttractiveBentGender played a woman named Hanako (flower)]], which may be a reference to the fact that he was the most colorful out of the Shitennou.



** Parodied by Officer Shirai [[spoiler:played by the same guy as Zoisite]] in "The Birth of Sailor V" special

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** Parodied by Officer Shirai Shiroi [[spoiler:played by the same guy as Zoisite]] in "The Birth of Sailor V" special



* SecretKeeper: Mamoru learns of Sailor V and Sailor Moon's true identities early on in the series.
** For a time, Rei is the only one who knew that Sailor Venus is the pop idol Minako Aino.



* SlasherSmile: Mio. Ami replaces her shy, dorky smile with a sinister grimace [[spoiler: as Dark Mercury]].

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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Minako's cynical attitude is what brings her at odds with the team, especially Rei.
** The trope even works as a pun on itself since "[[BilingualBonus Baka Usagi]]" is a common line early in the series.
* SlasherSmile: Mio. Mio; Ami replaces her shy, dorky smile with a sinister grimace [[spoiler: as Dark Mercury]].



** All hopes are renewed when Usagi managed to suppress Serenity's Silver Crystal, Minako has fully awakened as Venus and decided to take on the surgery. Fate left the team in emotional shambles afterwards.

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** All hopes are renewed when Mamoru had absorbed Metallia with no apparent ill effect; Usagi managed to suppress Serenity's Silver Crystal, Crystal; Minako has fully awakened as Venus and decided to take on the surgery. Fate left the team everyone in emotional shambles afterwards.
15th Jan '16 7:28:49 PM Shadi_Potter
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: While everyone got distracted with personal troubles, Ami wishes for the team to assemble together. [[spoiler: She had to be captured and brainwashed as Dark Mercury before all the senshi managed to fight as a team again.]]



** Related to the above, Kunzite uses Ami's isolation and loneliness to turn her against her comrades [[spoiler: as Dark Sailor Mercury]].

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** Related to the above, Kunzite uses Ami's isolation and loneliness to turn her against her comrades [[spoiler: as Dark Sailor Mercury]].Mercury, herself a parallel of Serenity's dark psyche]].
** Minako [[spoiler: was diagnosed to only have six months to live. She dies exactly [[RealTime twenty-four episodes]] afterwards.]]




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* YankTheDogsChain
** Just as when Usagi and Mamoru mellow out to each other, Usagi learns of Mamoru's engagement to Hina, which spirals her into depression. At the same time, Rei becomes distracted with searching for Minako after learning of her identity as Venus; while Makoto is focused on watching over Usagi. The scattered team is instrumental for Ami's eventual capture and fall.
** All hopes are renewed when Usagi managed to suppress Serenity's Silver Crystal, Minako has fully awakened as Venus and decided to take on the surgery. Fate left the team in emotional shambles afterwards.
15th Jan '16 6:35:39 PM Shadi_Potter
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* AscendedExtra: Compared to the anime, Motoki, Naru, Shingo and Ikuko are recurring characters with increased screentime, and are involved in significant subplots.



** The Shitennou in general, most especially in the Kirari Super Live special, where the actors of Kunzite and Nephrite can't stop themselves from {{Corpsing}} while they are threatening the impudent human audience, who are filled with raucous giggling.

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** The Shitennou in general, most especially in the Kirari Super Live special, where the actors of Kunzite and Nephrite can't stop themselves from {{Corpsing}} while they are threatening the impudent "impudent" human audience, who are filled with raucous giggling.


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* MythologyGag: While PGSM is mainly adapted from the manga, various references from the anime, musicals and side-stories are sprinkled all around.
** WholePlotReference: Act 8 is almost a direct adaptation of the short story ''Casablanca Memories'' involving Rei and Makoto.


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* PlotParallel: The reveal of Dark Mercury's personality [[spoiler: as Ami's own inner demons is a big set-up of Princess Serenity's own dark side]].
** Zoisite and Minako are this series' counterparts (being devoted to protect Mamoru and Usagi respectively) [[spoiler: who die before they complete their mission. A mortally wounded Zoisite plays a requiem before passing away, while Minako releases an album with her own self-epitaph before her doomed surgery.]]
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