* 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 [=ADV=] Films got the license to the uncut version of the first 2 seasons of Sailor Moon in 2003, why didn't they give them an all-new dub and left it sub-only, but when Creator/VizMedia got in 2014, almost 10 years later, they decided to give the uncut versions all-new English dubs?
** They might not have had the budget for it. If you're going to dub the series, you need to hire actors to voice the characters, as well as casting directors and all the necessary below the line personnel. But subbing it just requires translating and putting the subtitles on. It's a job that could theoretically be done by just a couple of people. Likewise Viz acquiring the show coincided with ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' being announced - meaning that the announcement could possibly lead to a renewed interest in the old series, making re-dubbing it a much more profitable thing.

* If Chaos is sealed in Sailor Galaxia's body, how is it also the source of all of the villains in the other arcs? Unless I am confusing my chronology or Chaos was never fully sealed in the first place, this seems to be physically impossible. Otherwise, perhaps Chaos had already incarnated in the forms of Wiseman (which, at least, must be true), Pharaoh 90, Queen Metalia, and Nehelenia by the time Galaxia sealed him. Can we get a timeline of the life of Chaos (and the timing of the Sailor Wars), please?
** Chaos is only sealed in Galaxia in the anime and Chaos being the source of the other villains is a manga-only plot. It is therefore a case of alternate continuties.
* One about the manga and Anime/SailorMoonCrystal, based on Act 23: How can destroying the ''future'' affect the '''''past''''' so much to make Usagi and the others feel their bodies torning apart?
* In the Sailor Stars Episode 168 (Season 5, Episode 2), after Hotaru gets reawakened as Sailor Saturn, which results in her age going from 5ish to 11-13 years old, when she goes to tell Haruka (Uranus), Michiru (Neptune), Setsuna (Pluto) that Usagi and the other Inner Guardians are going to be in trouble, why is she naked?
** If you suddenly gained 6 years in age - with the accompanying growth - would anything you owned still fit?
*** Ah... okay.
* At the end of Season 1, after Usagi revives everybody, she and the other Inner Guardians lose their memories about being friends with each other. Why didn't Luna and Artemis just restore their memories (without the Sailor Guardians bit) right away instead of just waiting 3 months when the first arc of ''R'' happens? If the events of ''R'' didn't happen, Usagi's friends would've just spent the rest of their lives in their depressing pre-meeting-Usagi lives (as seen in the flashbacks during Fiore's rant to them in the ''R'' movie): Ami (Mercury) being shunned because she was a bookworm and people thought she was arrogant, Makoto (Jupiter) being feared because of nasty rumours about her being violent, Minako (Venus) being thought as a stuck-up Sailor V wannabe, and Rei (Mars) being considered a freak for her psychic powers and devotion to her grandpa's temple!
** It's possible that they can't do that. It would be a rather complex bit of magic, to restore their memories and rewrite ones that don't add up properly. It's either everything or nothing. Also, Luna saw restoring Usagi's memories as a violation of Usagi's desire to have a normal life (she even apologises for it), so she probably wasn't in a hurry to restore the other girls' memories either.
** But Luna could've possiblly restored Usagi's memories without violating the normal life desire. Heck, in the manga[=/=]Crystal, when Usagi managed to resurrect everybody, didn't the other girls lose their abilities to transform, yet had their memories of being friends intact?
*** We don't know if Luna could, and I tend towards "she couldn't". Imagine the memories being tied to a single switch. Either she restores all of them, or none of them. There is no series of switches she can hit in order to selectively restore memory, or if there are, then there's no indication of Luna having that ability. In the grand scheme of things, Luna isn't very powerful, and I doubt she could pull off this complex bit of magic. As for the part in the manga, the girls destroyed their transformation pens, which are vital for their ability to transform. That's why they got new ones later. The reincarnation + amnesia was an anime only thing, probably in an attempt to give the first season a more light-hearted ending, rather than having everyone BSOD over the fact that they died gruesomely.
*** That was still not a good way to end. It was still a rather cruel ending.
*** There was nothing preventing the girls from meeting and becoming friends again over time even if their memories didn't return. With the exception of Minako, Usagi met and befriended each of the other senshi ''before'' they awakened to their powers; Usagi being who she is, it was only a matter of time before their paths intersected again. They just ended up having to reawaken before that happened.
*** Actually, there was one thing that prevented a couple of the girls from meeting and becoming friends. Rei and Minako don't attend Usagi's (and also Ami and Makoto, which she is a transfer student to) school.
*** However, they all still live in the Azabu-Juuban area, Rei is a fixture at the Hikawa shrine where many middle school students like Usagi go to buy charms and pray for luck in school or romance, and Minako is a video gamer and a regular at the Crown arcade where Usagi spends a lot of her free time. Going to different schools may present an obstacle in Rei and Minako being drawn into the circle of friends, but it's hardly a basis upon which to say that they'd ''never'' have met without being Sailor Senshi. It just would've taken longer.
** A different possibility is that Luna can't awaken the girls' individual memories. But rather what she does is to show them ''her'' memories of what happened. And it's something she only does when it's clear that there is still evil that needs to be stopped. And since all of them died horribly, she may have wanted to spare them the painful memories of that. Note that when she does unlock Usagi's memories, Usagi's reaction is to start screaming in horror.
* The 2nd season's Time Paradox. Basically, in the manga, the whole mess starts when Neo Queen Serenity banishes Wiseman to Nemesis instead of executing him, and in the anime the Black Moon Clan is jealous of Crystal Tokyo and how they live so terribly. In both cases, Usagi is made explicitly aware of this (in the anime she even promises Demande that she'll make peace with Black Moon when she becomes the queen), so...wouldn't that just fix the problem then and there? Usagi learns about the future events that lead to the Black Moon Conflict and has the power to avert them...so why doesn't she do that?
** Same reason in the anime that she doesn't use her knowledge of the disaster that leads to the creation of Crystal Tokyo to prevent that disaster: sloppy writing and/or something absurdly handwavy in-universe. Or ''Series/DoctorWho'' style fixed-point "once you know the future, you can't change it without breaking something".
** Perhaps Serenity left the events as is for Chibi-Usa's sake? After all, the resolution of the disaster is what lead to Chibi-Usa maturing again and also finding her powers as a Sailor Soldier. Yes, a number of people lost their lives, but Serenity can raise the dead and the development of her heir, as well as someone to inherit the post of Sailor Moon really is of the utmost importance. In terms of the anime, we don't know that she didn't eventually make peace with Demande and retroactively change the past when the time came for it.
** Also, apparently time works differently in the SM Universe. At least in the manga.
* Why do all the characters think Usagi is stupid/crazy when she is being jealous over Mamoru. [[SarcasmMode It's not like every female villain has tried to make him her sex-slave...]]
** Might have something to do with, how every ''male'' villain tried to make her his sexslave, but Mamoru doesn`t make such a fuss about it. Of course, one could argue which behaviour is more appropriate...
** Only Beryl and Ann were only female villains attracted to Mamoru, Nehellenia captured him to get revenge on Usagi. Besides, Usagi is jealous even about their future child, friends and strangers Mamoru helps out of kindness. And Mamoru has never chased other girls, even before dating Usagi. So her jealousy is extremely unreasonable.
** You are forgetting Black Lady, Fisheye, and Galaxia (in the manga, not the anime). Even if Nehellenia kidnapped him out of revenge, she still kidnapped him.
*** Keep in mind that by the time Fisheye made his move, Usagi had matured to the point of even encouraging and comforting him instead of being angry or jealous. Also seen in episode 132, where a friend of Mamoru's has a crush on him. When Chibiusa tells Usagi about it, she first acts freaked out, then laughs about it because she knows that Mamoru won't leave her. So, it's really just happens in the first two seasons. In the second season, it's possibly particularly justified, because first he doesn't even remember her, and then he breaks up with her. Also, it seems to me that they only call her stupid/crazy when she talks about how Chibiusa of all people steals him away from her.
** Also, Usagi is 14, of course she is going to be a bit worried about his affections. He is 19 (in the show, at least) and so she might be afraid he will leave her for someone more mature. It's not at all outside the realm of natural fears and reactions for an immature 14 year old girl.

* This has been bothering me for MONTHS Usagi's little hair bun things have those things when she transforms into Sailor Moon, in one of the early episodes she uses these to talk to someone or something like that but I can not recall her ever using them again. They seem to have just been forgot about and have now simply become part of the uniform. Does she use them again and I'm just forgetting it?
** In the first episode she (inadvertently) uses them to hurt the villain by transmitting her shrieks into sonic noise, and in another episode she can hear a character's screams for help through them - I can't remember exactly who it is (my brain is saying Chibi-usa). But other than that, no, she never uses them again and they fade into her uniform.
*** She actually heard Naru's screams for help in the first episode as well, the only time that particular function ever came into play as far as I can remember.
*** Seems like something they only did once. The manga version of the same story was the same way - she originally had a mask in her uniform, and she was able to see Naru being attacked by looking into the mask. She promptly stopped using the mask after this storyline. Despite the fact that a danger-seeking mask (or danger-seeking hair barrettes) would be really useful!
** In addition to hearing Naru's screams and using the Sonic Shockwave attack in the first episode, Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon also used the Sonic Shockwave attack together in an episode of [=SuperS=]. It was the dentist one. Raises some interesting questions, such as why it was never used within that 150 episode stretch in between the attack's only two usages.
** It might be that she never uses it again as an attack because she found a much stronger attack almost immediately (Moon Tiara Action/Boomerang). In Sailor Moon: Crystal, it is shown that enemies very quickly became immune to it, therefore there was no reason to use it again if other choices were available.

* If Sailor Moon can revive the dead, why are there still dead characters on the show? She could have easily have brought Nephlyte and Saphir back, especially considering what pain it caused their respective girlfriends, or maybe Makoto or Mamoru's dead parents? Sure, the fact that she could only came up at the end of the first season, but that still did not stop her afterwards! The natural order of things does not matter, she is a reality warper; she can just make it so they never died to begin with (which is the way dead characters usually are brought back on this show, like the first season finale).
** In the anime, it is established that resurrection of the dead requires a form of equivalence exchange where you have to die to raise the dead (hence how Princess Serenity's mom died). And even then the dead come back wrong, in that they have extensive memory loss or they don't come back so much are reincarnated with zero memories of their past lives at some point in the future.
Furthermore, in the case of season one, the only reason the cast came back was that Usagi made a dying declaration that the crystal (at full power) ended up bringing into being that brought everyone back.
*** In the manga, this is toyed with, but generally speaking Serena can't do it every single time someone dies due to the fact that she has to trigger the full power of the silver crystal to bring forth resurrection.
* How come Sailor Mercury's powers are almost all [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart-level lame]] and ''weaker'' than Sailor Neptune's, especially in the Japanese version where Mercury = Water Planet? It's never presented as a fundamental difference in personality, either, or teased that Ami just has an enormous untapped potential. Power over water should be greater by at least a whole level of magnitude than power over oceans.
** While Sailor Mercury being weaker than Sailor Neptune doesn't make sense theme wise, it does make sense position wise. Sailor Mercury is supposed to be a bodyguard and Sailor Neptune is supposed to be able to stop the various threats before they enter the Solar System.
*** So, basically, Mercury = Secret Service and Neptune = the CIA?
*** Maybe their personalities do play a part. Mercury is a total shrinking violet, and Neptune isn't afraid to be herself or kick butt.
** I coulda sworn Mercury's powers stopped being heart-level lame by the time she went from "cold and vision-obscuring fog" to "gigantic column of freezing water." Shining Aqua Illusion was her first cool attack.
*** You know what bugs [[{{Comartemis}} me?]] That more people don't notice that and assume Ami's the weakest just because her FIRST and WEAKEST attack is a support spell with minor offensive power.
** First of all, the Outers are stronger. Second, Ami is water, but seems to concentrate on ice.
** I have a theory: Mercury isn't controlling water directly, but kinetic energy. It would explain why she seems to control water in all three phases, and why a seemingly liquid wave (Shine Aqua Illusion) causes instant frostbite; it's supercooled. With a little imagination, she could potentially be the deadliest of the inners if not the entire team, by * directly draining the kinetic energy out of the [=MotW=].* Think about it; drain something down to about 30K and then kick it as hard as you can...Ami Wins: FATALITY.
*** Incidentally, this is how Ami's powers first manifest in ''Moonshadows'', a DarkerAndEdgier reimagining of the Sailor Moon mythos.
*** Call me completely unfamiliar with physics, but how does draining the kinetic energy out of something hurt it? And what's ''Moonshadows''?
*** Kinetic energy is more than just what keeps an object in motion, it's kinetic energy that holds the atoms of anything together, heat is essentially kinetic energy. Removing the binding energy of an objects molecules renders it fragile and ultimately it collapses into subatomic particles.
** Mercury's powers aren't weak, they're just different. Even her original bubbles seemed to have two functions, straight out attack or the fog. As Mars, Jupiter and Venus have more raw power with their attacks she tends to stick in the support role, interupting enemy attacks and covering them. We see the bubbles can be dangerous but are rarely used as such. Her next power, the Ice Bubbles, is pretty much on par with the others, it's just not as flashy. Shine Aqua Illusion is powerful, flashy and does damage AND freezes, making her the most dangerous of that power level. The thing with Mercury is that she, unlike any of the others, is attacking with matter instead of energy. Fire, electricity beams are all energy and while Mercury is spraying things with water for the most part.
** They gave her a break in the ''Another Story'' game by making her Shabon Spray attack '''ignore the enemy's defence stat''' thus making up for her being fairly weak otherwise.
*** Aside from the fact that Shabon Spray takes any enemy's accuracy and plummets it to Fraggel Rock's depths. That way you could slowly but surely solo all the game just with her in the back of the Defense Formation.
*** Um, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZP4OTlr21I hello?]]. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeU6r4DWwJw another hello?]]. And finally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi6ZhGCF15U SUPER HELLO]]. Can't believe people think her powers are lame.
*** Mercury = 水星 (''Suisei'') = "Water Star"; Neptune = 海王星 (''Kaiousei'') = "Sea King Star". And to echo what an above troper said, the series explicitly states that the Outers are more powerful than the Inners.
*** I always assumed her powers were slightly weak because her real strength is intelligence and the ability to make strategic plans. If she was smart and had more raw power like the others it would throw off the balance.
* A lot of people go around saying that the Cardians from the Makaiju arc are reminiscent of the Tarot. They mention Amaderesu being The Sun. And that's it. What are the others?
** Falion is the Wheel of Fortune.
** Hell Ant seems to be The Moon, and Gigaros either Temperance or Justice. Minotauron's body looks modeled after The Devil (plus the Minotaur, of course) while the background of her card looks like it could be The Tower as seen from within. Reci might be an odd version of The Star, or an odder version of the Hanged Man.
* Related to the above - but where did the Makaiju aliens get the cardians from? Did Queen Beryl contribute somehow, or did that line only happen in the dub and they picked them up from another planet? Though... [[FridgeHorror what if they were created by the corrupted Makaiju to fight each other...]]
** The Beryl thing was dub only. As for the Cardians, we never got an answer to that.
* Why was everyone surprised that Usagi was the Moon Princess? SAILOR MOON! MOON PRINCESS! MAKE THE CONNECTION!
** While in fiction names often have a deeper meaning, that doesn't need to be the case. Sometimes you're GenreSavvy and recognize these things, other times you think you recognize them and then you find out you were completely wrong. You can never be fully confident in what you 'know' when it comes to fiction.
** The dub completely shattered any sort of suspense as far as the Moon Princess's identity. In the manga, and the live-action series there was actually genuine sense of mystery around her identity because Sailor Venus was masquerading as the Moon Princess so protect Sailor Moon. The anime kinda/sorta acknowledged it in Sailor Venus's introduction episode when the other girls ask her if she's the Moon Princess and her answer makes it ambiguous.
** Example of being completely wrong: Way back when I first started to see the anime, I had the theory that Sailor Moon was the Princess' personal bodyguard and the others protected the Moon Kingdom in general.
*** There's one recent fan fiction (called "A New Order" I think) that covers this in the second chapter. Usagi asks Luna if she was the Moon Princess and Luna laughs at how unlikely it was for the crown princess to be a front-line fighter. Sailor Moon would have been A moon princess, but not THE moon princess. It would be more likely that she was a distant cousin.
** How is that an example of Completely Wrong? I've always been under the impression that was the in universe assumption as well. I'm sure a few watchers figured it out before the Senshi did, but except for DICs spoiler happy opening, the connection is never made beyond the Senshi were bodygaurds of their respective planets. The moon isn't a planet but one wouldn't expect an active bodyguard to be the Princess the bodyguards are supposed to protect. I mean, Luna and Artemis didn't even figure it out.
** However, either way, what make the identity of the Moon Princess all the more obvious are Minako's flashbacks to her past life in "Codename: Sailor V" for all those familiar with the manga, in which the Moon Princess appears alongside the other princesses. Not only is she identical to Usagi, BUT what really sets her apart from the other girls in the illustrations is her trademark white gown as opposed to the sailor fuku worn by those around her, implying higher status as opposed to the other Senshi without even having to explicitly reveal herself as the Moon Princess. Though the dramatic irony is still somewhat justified for some of the characters within the actual story, it only further spoils any surprises for any readers who completed "Codename: Sailor V" before moving onto ''Sailor Moon''.
* All right.'m sorta new to Sailor Moon, but, it has been stated on the main page that the Senshi will always come back to life if they die. Then how come they treat death as a big deal if [[DeathIsCheap they get better?]]
** Because seeing your best friends/people you love dying ''horribly'' in front of you is traumatizing? And dying is no picnic either?
*** At the beginning of Season 2 (after everyone has been revived and then had their memories of being Sailors erased), Luna unlocks Usagi's memories of the previous season (including all the deaths) to combat a new threat. Usagi's first reaction to this information is to start ''screaming''.
*** First time round, they didn't ''know'' they were going to come back. Second time, Galaxia had taken their Star Seeds, and if she'd been able to keep them, they really ''wouldn't'' have come back.
*** Senshi cannot just self-resurrect. Sailor Moon can resurrect people, if she isn't defeated herself - and you can't guard her from that if you are, well, dead - and in the anime she can't do so reliably. She managed to pull off a wish on the Silver Crystal without horrible consequences once, but there is no guarantee, that she won't repeat the fate of Queen Serenity the next time (in [=StarS=], dead were returned to life [[spoiler: with Galaxia's help]]).
*** Interestingly enough is that in the manga the Senshi [[spoiler: only died once, during their fight with Galaxia. Also in the original manga its not Sailor Moon who revives them when they are killed.]]
*** [[spoiler: Actually they (the Inners anyway) ''do'' die in the first arc, and Moon revives them along with Tokyo, and most likely more.]]
*** Actually, the Inners and Mamoru die in the first arc, but IIRC other people around the world don't die - they're just being sapped of energy. When she defeats Metalia, the energy is returned.
* During the Makaiju arc, Ail and An needed energy or they would die. They had no sinister plans for global domination or to destroy anything. They just took energy to keep the Makaiju alive and when they took a person's energy, it didn't kill them, nor did it seem to do anything but make them sleepy. How exactly are they evil?
** They only look evil to the Sailor Senshi because they send out their monsters to to attack innocent people. Once they find out about the truth about them in the finale of the arc they actually try to help them.
** That and Eiru and An didn't exactly care about the effects their actions had - they threatened Sailor Moon in their first appearance to her that they were going to devour the energy of everything on the planet. Even if the cause was in a moral grey area, they sure didn't present it like that. Also, only the ''dub'' presents energy loss as "sleep". In the Japanese version, people left without energy can die, hence the large groups of them in the hospital in the baby episode. While nobody ever does die of energy loss in the Japanese version, it's always a threat.
** Eating humans was a lifestyle choice - they mentioned in the first episode that they could get by on plants (and presumably other animals) if they wished.
** Erm they're explicitly draining the life force from ''other people'' to survive. It's said that they could get by on plants and animals, but they chose people because they got more energy that way. The Sailor Soldiers are trying to stop them from draining people's energy. Notably when they discover that the tree needs ''positive'' energy to survive, they let the aliens go free.
* What would happen to a Sailor Senshi's powers if the planet/moon/etc. she was associated with was completely destroyed.
** Probably nothing. I'm no expert on the series, but doesn't a senshi's power stem from her sailor crystal?
*** Yes, but the Sailor Crystals are connected to planets/etc.
*** So, what happens when you're demoted?
*** Probably nothing. There appears to be no correlation between a senshi's power and the type of astronomical body she is associated with.
*** You go insane, go back through time, and kill the scientists who changed your planet's classification. That is what happens when you are demoted.
*** The fan site Suburban Senshi played with this with Pluto's Demotion to a dwarf planet. This version of Pluto goes batshit insane and starts mucking up stuff including the timeline for her own amusement.
*** Presumably because she's a much more obscure character, nothing seems to have come in the fandom of Sailor Ceres getting her asteroid ''promoted'' to dwarf planet.
*** Well, Sailor Ceres is already the counterpart of Sailor Venus and made out to be the leader of Sailor Chibimoon's band of sailor soldiers. So the promotion is sort of already there.
*** During the Super S manga, Tuxedo Kamen gets seriously ill because of the dark moons affect on the earth. Why would the planet being hurt do more psychic damage than a planet being destroyed?
** Well we have the Asteroid Senshi (The Amazons) who are the future guardians of Sailor Chibi-Moon so any major astrological body seems to have a senshi. As for if your planet is destroyed, this seems to be what happened to Galaxia. So your planet is gone = Go crazy and try to rule the universe. But apparently your crystal works just fine if your planet is gone. Hell, Chaos is said to have a crystal and a Guardian Sprite with no mention of a planet. [[LostAesop So... ]]
*** Galaxia's home planet is never stated to have been destroyed; in the anime, she becomes as she is due to realizing she can't win her fight against Chaos and separating her star seed from herself; in the manga, she just hated her home planet and left it, wandering the galaxy looking for greater power.
** Absolutely nothing happens to your powers. Princess Kakyuu was the guardian senshi for her planet, Kinmoku. In the manga, Kinmoku is destroyed, but Kakyuu retains a sailor form. She was wounded and out of commission for a while, but only because she had been hurt badly in a fight against Galaxia, not because of the planet's destruction itself (though perhaps its destruction meant she healed more slowly; goodness knows the Sol system senshi recover quickly enough from their battles). As far as the manga indicates, if your planet is destroyed you roam the galaxy looking to stop the threat that did it from doing it to someone else, because you're a sailor of love and justice and that's the right thing to do since you no longer have a place to be a guardian of. It's pretty tragic, really.
** Sailor Galaxia shouldn't be effected by the destruction of her home planet (power wise) because she's the Senshi that represents the whole galaxy right? The same goes for Chaos because it's a living force of nature so it's connected to the entire universe.
*** However, Sailor Galaxia, whatever her name may lead one to think, does not represent a whole galaxy. If she did, the question would be: which galaxy? And she couldn't represent ALL the galaxies, that would almost make her the senshi of the whole universe, which would, following the naming-logic, make her Sailor Cosmos. Also, Sailor Senshi draw their power from their Sailor Crystals, which are the metaphorical hearts of their celestial bodies and their Star Seeds. For Sailor Galaxia to represent a galaxy in the way that wouldn't let her be affected by her planet's destruction is practically impossible, for a Sailor Crystal is the heart of a celestial body, which a galaxy is not.
* If Mamoru is basically Sailor Earth, why aren't there any other male senshi?
** He's kind of useless, if you haven't noticed. Sailor Crystals must not be able to operate at full capacity in the presence of a y chromosome, and so male sailors probably tend to die rather early due to lack of offensive (or defensive) capability coupled with a duty to be in situations where offensive and defensive capability would be really, really helpful.
*** Of course, that is only speculation. Keep in mind, that Chiba did not get his crystal until the end of Super S in the manga. Also, how is he useless? In the early seasons, he was the girls' ace in the hole when they were in trouble. His roses were no ordinary flowers, and in the manga, he has an energy attack, instead of roses.
** This Troper suspects that the Shitennou were male senshi.
*** Senshi of what exactly?
*** I have no idea which particular astronomical bodies they'd be associated with, but there are plenty of moons and asteroids in our Solar system without a senshi associated with them, so four of those. However, the idea is based mostly on the fact that prior to joining Queen Beryl they had the same relationship with Endymion that Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars had with Princess Serenity.
*** Not quite. They represent four continents/ areas of the earth, not astronomical bodies.
** Word of God says sailor senshi can only be female, and there's been a lot of fan debate over whether that means that Tuxedo Kamen doesn't count as a senshi. Senshi is just the generic Japanese word for 'warrior' or 'guardian' or what have you, though, so she may have just been referring to the fact that ''sailor'' senshi are only girls, which gets confusing once you consider the fact that Mamoru had a sailor crystal (in the manga, anyway).
*** It's not that confusing. Males can carry and use sailor crystals; they simply cannot wear the sailor suit.
*** Given that the Sailor costume is modeled after middle-school girls' school uniforms, the male equivalent would be the boys' uniform tunic-- which is more or less what the Shitennou wear, and what Endymion wears, under the armor, so it works out. However, a Sailor Crystal's true power is all about hearts and sugar and rainbows and the like, so a slick tuxedo and a pimp cane is about as close as a dude is going to get.
** There are no male Sailor Senshi because they can't fully awaken, otherwise they'd be like [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lphmt7vu0E1qjkedbo1_500.jpg this]].
* If Sailor Moon is the ''only one'' who can defeat the Main/MonsterOfTheWeek, what are the other Sailor Senshi for? Decoration?
** [[Main/HeroSecretService Defense]].
** For that matter, if Sailor Moon's uber-speshful shiny attack is the ''only thing'' that can beat the aforementioned monster, why does she waste time trying to use other stuff beforehand?
*** Because as Team Rocket says, 'We have to fill 20 minutes of episode'.
** And for that matter, if said attack always works (except when [[Main/SoLastSeason the plot demands that it doesn't]]), why does she hesitate and require Tuxedo Mask to assure her, at least in the first season?
*** Because she's a 14-year-old girl who has never had responsibility of higher scale than an academic test.
*** Surely her attacks need a 'casting time'? Mages need some type of meatshield while they get their magical nuclear-bombs ready