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The Sailor Senshi
Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity
Portrayed by: Miyuu Sawai
- Berserk Button: Princess Serenity has this with regard to Endymion.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Initially, with Mamoru.
- Blessed with Suck: Even more so after we find out the truth about Serenity.
- The Chick: More so than any of the other girls, as per all the incarnations of the characters.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Cute but Cacophonic
- Dark and Troubled Past: More like a Dark and Troubled Past Life as Princess Serenity, who destroyed the Moon Kingdom and the Earth Kingdom when Endymion died trying to protect her.
- The Ditz
- Genki Girl
- Girlish Pigtails / Odango Hair
- Idiot Hero
- Image Song: Here We Go! The Power to Believe and Over Rainbow Tour, emphasizing Usagi's upbeat personality.
- Knight of Cerebus: Serenity, especially when everyone learned of her true nature.
- Light Is Not Good: As Serenity.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Serenity, whose response to the death of Endymion is to destroy the world.
- Mythology Gag: Usagi's name translates to Rabbit of the Moon. The show does not shy away from lampshading this as much as possible, from Usagi's room full of rabbit-themed items, a Sailor Rabbit costume, etc.
- Plucky Girl
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mamoru, much more so in this version than in the anime and manga.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Serenity, who has a tendency to show up after the five Senshi combined have trouble taking down a youma after numerous tries, and proceeds to one-shot it.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl- Girly-girl to Makoto's tomboy, and also girly-girl to Rei's tomboy (with whom it's usually the opposite).
- Tranquil Fury: Serenity, which brilliantly overlaps with Meaningful Name.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Mamoru. It may seem like a Foregone Conclusion if you've seen the anime, but one of the particular areas where PGSM diverges has to do with their relationship. But They Do anyway, even getting married in an extra episode.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In the finale, Usagi ends up destroying the planet, though it's not permanent.
Ami Mizuno - Sailor Mercury / Darkury
Portrayed by: Rika Izumi (aka Chisaki Hama)
- Action Girl
- Adorkable / Moe: The show's best example.
- Berserk Button: Being ignored as Dark Mercury.
- Beta Couple: With human!Nephrite. Their arc was left unresolved.
- This begins during the Dark Mercury arc, where she patches up his cape after he is punished for failures, though it is somewhat undercut by her calling him pathetic.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Dark Mercury arc.
- Catchphrase: Ami wags her index finger and remarks, "It's useless to run away!" She also uses this as Dark Mercury.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In episode 16, Ami gets jealous of Naru because of how close she is to Usagi.
- Cool Sword: Ami used a variety of water and ice-based swords throughout the series.
- Covert Pervert
- Dark Magical Girl: During the Dark Mercury arc.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Her song Mi Amor is notable for its Spanish verse and lively Latino-inspired melody.
- The Heart: She often keeps the group knit together, and only after she makes a Face–Heel Turn do the others realize they were neglecting her and their friendship.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Brought to light during the Dark Mercury arc, the first thing Ami does with her dark powers is brainwash her class into becoming her friends.
- Image Song: Mi Amor and Promise. The latter reflects Ami's somber personality.
- Infinity+1 Sword: Mercury Sword.
- Ironic Echo: "It's useless to run away."
- Kill It with Ice: Mercury Aqua Blizzard.
- Making a Splash: Mercury Aqua Mist, Mercury Aqua Cyclone, Mercury Aqua Storm and Shine Aqua Illusion.
- More Than Mind Control: Dark Mercury is initially unable to be purified by the Silver Crystal not only because of Metaria's power, but because of her underlying resentment that her friends will never spend time with her due to being wrapped up in other issues.
- Mythology Gag: Ami uses dowsing to track down a youma hiding in the forest. This ability was straight from the manga that wasn't used in the anime.
- Pragmatic Villainy: During the Dark Mercury arc, she won't attack Usagi at school because she enjoys school too much to disrupt it.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl
- The Smart Girl
- Superpowered Evil Side: Dark Mercury is considerably more powerful than she was before her corruption, to the point where she is almost able to kill Sailor Moon, but not as powerful as Mercury after her "activation" as a Senshi shortly after returning to normal.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In her transformed state.
Rei Hino - Sailor Mars
Portrayed by: Keiko Kitagawa
- Action Girl
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Emotionless Girl: Early on Rei seemed cold and emotionless before some character development.
- Friend to All Children: Rei has a soft spot for kids, and she's often seen playing with them in the Hikawa Shrine.
- Image Song: Starry Dawn and Cherry Blossom Storm, ballads that reflect Rei's stoicism.
- Infinity+1 Sword: Mars Dagger.
- The Lancer
- Kill It with Fire: Akuryo Taisan, Youma Taisan and Burning Mandala.
- Mythology Gag: In a literal sense. Mars and Venus are lovers in Classical Mythology, which is why the Mars and Venus daggers are used as a pair by Rei and Minako in separate incidents.
- Rei's constant search of Minako makes her take over Minako's hobby of chasing idol singers. Her bickering with Minako is very akin to Usagi/Rei's frienship/rivalry in the anime.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother died when she was young and grew up resenting her politician father.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red oni to Minako's blue oni.
- The Stoic
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Minako and Usagi's girly girls. It's usually the opposite.
- Unstoppable Rage: When Minako dies, Rei is on the verge of an emotion breakdown... until she focuses all that hurt onto the enemy and becomes quite a frightening berserker.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Minako, who is also her Foil.
Makoto Kino - Sailor Jupiter
Portrayed by: Mew Azama
- Action Girl
- The Big Girl
- Chef of Iron
- Green Thumb / Petal Power: Flower Hurricane.
- Image Song: Miracle Dance Night and Lovely Yell, reminiscent of 70s-80s songs and Mako's boisterous bruiser tendencies.
- Infinity+1 Sword: Jupiter Spear.
- Mythology Gag: Makoto's name translates to Sincerity of Wood. She is often seen leaning on trees during her debut episode, and later became a staunch defender of the girls.
- Precision F-Strike: "Don't fuck with me!"
- Shock and Awe: Supreme Thunder and Jupiter Thunderbolt.
- Shockwave Stomp: An unnamed ground wave move similar to Sailor Uranus' World Shaking attack.
- Taking You with Me: As a nod to Jupiter's Heroic Sacrifice in the anime, Makoto turns herself into a lightning rod to attack a Metallia-possessed youma. Fortunately, Makoto recovers this time.
- Team Mom: She is the most overprotective of the girls.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Usagi's girly girl.
- Transfer Student Uniforms
- Will They or Won't They?: With Motoki. They Do in the extra episodes.
- You Are Not Alone
Minako Aino - Sailor V / Sailor Venus
Portrayed by: Ayaka Komatsu
- Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed example as while her basic nature is intact, elements of the Outer Senshi's personalities and backstories are inserted.
- Action Girl
- The Artifact: The hair ribbon was a fashion fad during the manga's publication, and was retained in the series since Venus' hair ribbon was her defining accessory. In PGSM, Minako's civilian form preferred caps and cowboy hats instead.
- Broken Ace
- Broken Bird
- Child Soldiers: Adopts this mentality in her role as a senshi.
- Mythology Gag: In the anime, Minako is noted for speaking Surprisingly Good English. Ayaka Komatsu, Minako's actress, can speak and sing English very well.
- Charles Atlas Superpower/Muscles Are Meaningless: True to the anime and manga, the petite, delicate-looking Minako can perform superhuman feats of athleticism, even while depowered. Twice in the series, Minako (in civilian form) manages to kick a youma, sending him crashing to a solid wall.
- Death by Adaptation: She is suffering from a fatal illness in this incarnation and dies off-screen in a failed surgery near the end of the series. She gets better.
- Good Is Not Nice: As the leader of the Sailor Senshi with a limited amount of time to fight the Dark Kingdom, she takes her mission to prevent the fall of the Moon Kingdom extremely seriously...which means she is confrontational, condescending, and distant towards the other Inner Senshi, whom she feels are too idealistic about their roles as the guardians of the world.
- Hand Blast: Venus Beam and Rolling Heart Vibration.
- The Hero / The Leader
- Idol Singer: While the original Minako dreamed of becoming one, in PGSM she actually is one.
- Image Song: True to her idol persona, Minako has no less than five songs alluding to her singing career and senshi alter-ego.
- Ill Girl: She has some kind of fatal illness.
- Infinity+1 Sword: Venus Dagger.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times Minako can act like a bitch, particularly towards Rei. Her intentions, however, are good.
- Killed Off for Real
- Back from the Dead: After the world is restored after Princess Serenity destroys it.
- The Mentor: To Rei, albeit a poor one due to her condescending attitude.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue oni to Rei's red oni.
- The Prankster: Despite her condescending nature, Minako's tricks usually catch Rei or Artemis off-guard.
- The Stoic
- Stepford Smiler: Being an Idol Singer, she has to put on a light-hearted, happy-go-lucky facade for the public. She is much colder and more cynical once she's out of the public eye. This is partially due to her duty as a Senshi and partially due to her illness.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Rei's tomboy. It's usually the opposite.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rei, who serves as her second-in-command and Foil.
- Whip It Good: Her Love-Me Chain.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Act 23 states that she had six months to live. Twenty-four episode weeks later..
- Anti-Villain: As with the original, the Shitennou were originally servants of Prince Endymion who were brainwashed by Queen Beryl. This is taken further than in the anime and manga; like the Senshi, they begin recovering memories of their "past lives" partway through the story, which causes them to question their devotion to Beryl.
- Four Is Death: Even explicitly refer to the trope by calling them "The Shitennou."
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Although considerably less "quirky" than they were in the anime.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Seems to have a thing for Beryl. Averted in the end, as Beryl cared enough for him to release her curse on him to give him a chance to escape.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- More Than Mind Control: Even after the memories of their past lives start returning, Jadeite remains totally loyal to Beryl. It sticks even after she removes the curse in the final episode.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Completely devoted to Beryl.
- Together in Death: Dies along with Beryl as their lair collapses.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He's a redhead here as opposed to the brunette that he was in the manga and both anime adaptations.
- Brought Down to Normal: After Princess Serenity's reawakening.
- Butt Monkey: He's never successful at anything.
- Fiery Redhead: The most hotheaded of the Shitennou.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Towards everyone and everything, regardless of whether someone is nice to him or not.
- The Unfavorite: Beryl doesn't particularly favor any of the Shitennou, especially when all of them except Jadeite are revealed to have their own agendas, but it's pretty clear that she doesn't care for Nephrite at all going by her attitude. She takes it a step further by offing him in front of everyone purely to show Mamoru what will happen if he doesn't surrender.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He's got white hair hear as opposed to the blond hair he had in the manga and both anime adaptations.
- Dragon with an Agenda: After his memories of the past life return.
- Elegant Classical Musician: A male version of the trope.
- Musical Assassin: At one point, he has a Youma sing a work of music he's written called "Requiem for a Princess," designed to harm any girls who hear it who consider themselves "princesses." Even after that, his music seems to have certain magical powers such as forcing the other Shitennou to recall their past-life memories.
- Mystical White Hair: For some reason, he got Kunzite's hair color from the manga.
- Token Good Teammate: Zoisite is the only one of the Shitennou that tries to act for the good of the other Shitennou and his former Master Endymion as a result of regaining his memories. It puts him at odds with everyone else, much to his dismay.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He doesn't want Mamoru and Usagi to get together for fear of what she did in the past.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Begins as a normal human with no memory of his evildoings, who initially befriends Usagi and Mamoru. When he reawakens, he seems to view his human form with disdain.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Kunzite holds no loyalty to Beryl and acts on his own from the moment his memories are awakened.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Had short hair in his human form; it becomes long when he reawakens as Kunzite.
- The Starscream: He was the one Shitennou Beryl/Metallia deemed dangerous enough to need a complete memory wipe. When he's finally awakened, Beryl almost instantly regrets it.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: In his initial appearance.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants the world not to blow up from an emotional mess. His methods of trying to avoid that happening are questionable, but it's hard not to sympathize with him.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Her main motivation in the latter half of the series is her unrequited feelings for Endymion and jealousy toward Usagi.
- Anti-Villain: Compared to Princess Serenity, anyway. She actually wants to protect the Earth - even if it's only so that she can rule it.
- The Dragon: To Queen Metaria.
- Face Death with Dignity: Her fate in the final episodes.
- Fiery Redhead
- Affably Evil
- Alpha Bitch
- Came Back Strong: In the special episodes, she comes back to life and gains power of her own, even if said powers are weak compared to what Beryl used to be capable of.
- Disney Death: Appears to explode into black petals when Metaria!Endymion cuts her. She comes back strong.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: Broadcasts her desire to Take Over the World in the special episodes.
- Idol Singer: Set up as a rival to Minako, probably because she's the only Senshi who sees through Mio right from the beginning.
- Manipulative Bitch
- The Mole: Along with trying to sabotage Usagi's reputation, she was basically created to keep an eye on her for Beryl.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Several of her schemes involve feigning innocence and cluelessness.
- Psychotic Smirk: Seems to have a permanent smirk on her face.
- Smug Snake
- With Friends Like These...: Her guise is to pretend to be Usagi's friend, although it's obvious at least from her second appearance that she has no intention of truly being friends.
- Bigger Bad
- Expy: Metaria is more like Chaos in the anime than the original Metaria, being more of an energy force behind evil in the world than an individual, sentient being. Unlike Chaos, though, Metaria can be defeated.
- Made of Evil: It's more of an energy source of pure evil than a character.
- The Man Behind the Man: Though less the case than in the original; Beryl and the Shitennou seem aware of Metaria's evil and destruction potential to the point that they actually seem to be working against it by the final episodes.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Mamoru takes it into his body and tries to get killed before it can possess him. He fails.
- Ultimate Evil
Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen/Prince Endymion
- Arranged Marriage: His (temporary, obviously) engagement to Hina.
- Badass Normal: Doesn't really have any superpowers in this version, unlike in the anime and manga.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Initially, with Usagi.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When he absorbs Metaria.
- Coat, Hat, Mask: The trademark look.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Shares a Dark and Troubled Past Life with Usagi.
- Evil Costume Switch: When possessed by Metaria.
- Mysterious Protector: Before his identity is revealed to the Senshi.
- The One Guy
- Simple Staff: His primary weapon.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Usagi, in this version much more so than others.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Will They or Won't They?: With Usagi. They Do, literally in an extra episode where they get married.
Luna and Artemis
- Alien Animals: They're plush cat dolls from the Moon Kingdom.
- Cats Are Magic: Luna and Artemis provide the girls with the tools they need to transform and fight.
- Cat Girl: Luna when she gets a human and Senshi form from the Silver Crystal.
- Gender-Blender Name: Artemis, a male cat named after a moon goddess.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In this version they're stuffed toy cats, not real cats.
- Living Toys: They are literally cat plush dolls.
- Mentor Mascot
- Mr. Exposition: Their role in other incarnations of Sailor Moon as well as this one.
- Sixth Ranger: Luna as Sailor Luna.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Gets envious at one point of how much time Usagi spends with Ami.
- Damsel in Distress: Whenever she gets targeted by a Youma.
- Designated Victim
- Locked Out of the Loop: Subverted - the one version where she isn't (at least, not the entire series).
- Muggle Best Friend: To Usagi and, to a lesser extent, Ami.
- Secret Keeper: After Usagi reveals her identity to her.
- Weirdness Magnet: Being the main character's friend makes her a target of all sorts of things.
- Ascended Extra: He gradually increases in importance throughout the storyline, going from "guy who runs Crown" to Mamoru's friend to Makoto's love interest.
- Cloudcukoolander: A mild version, but he's a bit... Off.
- Muggle Best Friend: For Mamoru. (Also, Makoto's Muggle Boyfriend.)
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Secret Keeper: For Mamoru and the girls later.
- Turtle Power: He's obsessed with turtles, especially his pet Kamekichi.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Makoto. They Do in the extra episodes.
- Arranged Marriage: Her engagement to Mamoru, although she has feelings on her end.
- Disposable Fiancée: It's a bit of a Foregone Conclusion that Usagi and Mamoru are going to end up together in the end.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Realizes Mamoru doesn't feel the same way for her as he does for Usagi so she graciously steps out of their way.
- Nice Girl: As is clear when Usagi tries to dislike her because she's her romantic rival and just...can't.
- Romantic False Lead: She's an original character created purely to throw a wrench into Usagi and Mamoru's budding romance.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend