History Series / PrettyGuardianSailorMoon

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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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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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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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.
10th Apr '16 7:28:41 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]].

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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.]]
8th Jan '16 6:49:15 AM Ultra64
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* MerchandiseDriven: Everything even looks like plastic toys, too.
** They probably are. If you look closely at [[spoiler:Dark Mercury]]'s Transformation Bracelet, there are ''small speakers that are usually on toys for electronic sounds'' on them.

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* MerchandiseDriven: Everything even looks like plastic toys, too.
** They probably are. If you look closely at [[spoiler:Dark Mercury]]'s Transformation Bracelet,
Naturally, being a [[CashCowFranchise Sailor Moon]] show, there are ''small speakers that are usually on were plenty of toys for electronic sounds'' on them.based around their various TransformationTrinkets and other items, such as the Moon Stick and their bracelets. Also, see OffTheShelfFX below.



* PantyShot: The Soldiers' skirts were ''specifically designed'' to flip up as much as humanly possible so the actresses could perform their stunts more effectively.

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* OffTheShelfFX: It's ''very'' noticeable that the TransformationTrinkets and various items (such as the iconic Moon Stick) the girls use are the show's own merch, straight out of the box. Well, at least you know exactly what you're buying.
* PantyShot: The Soldiers' skirts were ''specifically designed'' to flip up as much as humanly possible so the actresses could perform their stunts more effectively. It's also not ''technically'' a panty shot since they're wearing leotards underneath the skirts (as with other Sailor Moon media).



** It's better for the girls, who now sport drastic hairstyle changes -- in contrast to the anime, where they looked exactly the same in their civilian identities. Human!Luna, however, plays it straight by [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair having the same navy blue hair]] she has as Sailor Luna.

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** It's better for the girls, who now sport drastic hairstyle changes -- in contrast to the anime, where they looked exactly the same in their civilian identities. Human!Luna, [[spoiler: Luna as a human]], however, plays it straight by [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair having the same navy blue hair]] she has as [[spoiler: Sailor Luna.Luna]].
30th Dec '15 4:31:47 AM AlinhoAlisson
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* NoFlowInCGI: In Rei's transformation sequence, her hair is completely stiff while she spins around.
30th Nov '15 8:36:11 PM Shadi_Potter
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* NoSocialSkills: Ami, Rei, and Makoto, until Usagi came into their lives.


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** Usagi ([[ItMakesSenseInContext wearing a bear costume]]) hugs Tuxedo Mask [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries with her leg popped up]].
** While Rei and Minako are play-fighting with foam swords, [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber sounds]] can be heard.


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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: More often than not, the teasers show a lot of the next episode's twists or reveals.
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