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The Sailor Soldiers
- Action Girl: Sailor Moon is about Usagi Tsukino and her friends who transform into Magical Girl Warriors to battle demons, Usagi herself becoming the titular Sailor Moon. Her friends, meanwhile, become Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto. The series is iconic for not only running on this trope, but doing it in a way that portrays their "girly girl" aspects as strengths instead of weaknesses. Not only that, there are several occasions where the male lead (Usagi's boyfriend) is put in the Damsel in Distress position and the eponymous heroines must rescue him.
- Badass Adorable: Pretty Soldiers by name.
- Badass Princess: According to the manga, not only Usagi but ALL of the other Sailor Soldiers were princesses of their planets during the Silver Millenium so this applies to all of them. Whether this trope is valid outside of the manga is up to debate.
- Color-Coded Characters:
- Sailor Soldiers:
- Usagi/Moon, Pink/White
- Ami/Mercury, Blue
- Rei/Mars, Red
- Makoto/Jupiter, Green
- Minako/Venus, Orange
- Setsuna/Pluto, Black note
- Chibiusa/Chibi Moon, Pink
- Haruka/Uranus, Navy note
- Michiru/Neptune, Turquoise
- Hotaru/Saturn, Purple
- Moon Senshi:
- Usagi/Moon: Pink/White/Silver
- Chibiusa/Chibi Moon: Pink
- The Inner Senshi
- Ami/Mercury: Blue
- Rei/Mars: Red
- Makoto/Jupiter: Green
- Minako/Venus: Orange note
- The Outer Senshi:
- Setsuna/Pluto: Black note
- Haruka/Uranus: Navy note
- Michiru/Neptune: Turquoise
- Hotaru/Saturn: Purple
- Elemental Powers: The assignment of magical powers and Senshi names comes from a mix of European and Chinese astrology and alchemy that sometimes seems almost random. (Mercury gets fresh-water ice powers from Asian symbolism, while Neptune gets ocean-themed water powers from Western... Mars as Fire may have to do with the fact that in Japanese, Mars is "Kasei" (Literally Fire Star or Fire Planet. Meanwhile, Jupiter gets powers from both sides, with an elemental affiliation to Wood that shows up in later seasons and manga issues, but she started out with lightning powers from her Roman god namesake). Venus has an easily missed Metal affiliation with her "Love-Me Chain". Neptune gets ocean-themed water powers because of the Japanese word for Neptune: "Sea king star/planet". Same goes for Uranus ("Sky king star") and Pluto ("Dark ruler star"). Saturn's meaning might be a bit more obscure ("Soil star") but it's related to the whole idea of dying, while Sailor Moon is her opposite (rebirth) in the S arc.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble:
- The Inner Senshi:
- Ami/Mercury - Melancholic (anime), Phlegmatic (manga)
- Rei/Mars - Choleric (anime), Melancholic (manga)
- Makoto/Jupiter - Phlegmatic (anime), Sanguine (manga)
- Minako/Venus - Sanguine (anime), Choleric (manga)
- The Outer Senshi:
- Setsuna/Pluto - Melancholic
- Michiru/Neptune - Sanguine
- Haruka/Uranus - Choleric
- Hotaru/Saturn - Phlegmatic
- Henshin Hero
- Magical Girl:
- Meaningful Name: All of them, usually in reference to their elements or powers and/or appearance and personality. See Theme Naming below.
- Reincarnation: Of the leaders and guardians of the Moon Kingdom, destined to grow up into their former selves and rebuild it.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: See Badass Princess above.
- The Team: There are a great many Sailor Scouts and allies, but they tend to form a few distinct groups.
- Theme Naming: All of the Inner Senshi have surnames referring to their respective planet in some way or another, while their first names typically reflect an aspect of their personality. Furthermore, all of their surnames end in no, which signifies either civilian or field, or simply means "of [the]."
- The Outer Senshi's surnames literally are the Japanese names of their respective planets except without the "-sei", leaving them all (except for Hotaru) ending in ou; the kanji for "king".
- Three Plus Two: The first season spent an inordinate amount of time with just Sailor Moon, Mars and Mercury. Jupiter and Venus came later. Of course, as the season progressed, the five became a true Five-Man Band.
- True Companions: All the senshi have this relationship with Usagi and with each other.
Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon
Usagi Tsukino/Serena - Sailor Moon
: Kotono Mitsuishi
), Kae Araki
(Japanese, EP 44-50), Deok-hui Choi (Korean), Tracey Moore (eps 1-11, 15, 21), Terri Hawkes (eps 12-14, 16-20, 22-89, and movies) (DiC), Linda Ballantyne (Cloverway), Stephanie Sheh
(Viz) (English), Patricia Acevedo
(Latin American Spanish), Cecilia Santiago, Adelaida Lopez and Marta Sainz (European Spanish), Elisabetta Spinelli (Italian, Mediaset dub), Federica De Bortoli (Italian, Shin Vision dub), Sabine Bohlmann (German, Classic), Inez Günther (German, R - Stars and movies), Marli Bortoletto (Brazilian Portuguese, Classic), Daniella Piquet (Brazilian Portuguese, R - Stars), Fernanda Figueiredo (European Portuguese), Marlies Somers (Dutch), Annelie Berg (Swedish)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Miyu Sawai
"For Love and Justice, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Moon! In the name of the moon I will punish you!"
Sailor Moon (☾) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon series. Her civilian identity was Usagi Tsukino ("Serena" in the English dub, and "Bunny" in many other countries). She was the second Senshi to be awakened by the moon cats, and was the only character to appear in every episode of the series. Over the course of the series, she grew from a frightened heroine unsure of herself and her abilities into a brave fighter for love and justice.In all versions of the series, she referred to herself as the "Sailor-Suited Pretty Girl Soldier of Love and Justice" (愛と正義のセーラー服美少女戦士). In the manga, she was also entitled "Soldier of Mystery" (神秘の戦士) by Neo-Queen Serenity.
- Action Girl: Sure, she's a bit of a crybaby, but she's still the one who's always charging into the villain's stronghold to rescue her boyfriend. Plus she takes quite a few levels in badass as the story progresses.
- Action Heroine: She is the Sailor Moon after all.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, Usagi/Sailor Moon's hair is most often pale blonde and changes to silver-white as her past incarnation Princess Serenity and future self Neo-Queen Serenity. In The Nineties anime, it's always golden blonde.
- The Beautiful Elite: During the Silver Millenium and Crystal Tokyo.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mamoru in the first season. Usagi and Mamoru initially meet when she hits Mamoru in the head with a test paper, leading to Mamoru insulting her test score and Usagi screaming at how much she hates him. This progressed in both to rather heated meetings, though it became quickly clear the characters were developing an attraction to each other. This was drawn out much longer in the anime, and each encounter even had its own theme music. In both mediums, however, Usagi and Mamoru eventually realized they were not only Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, who share a more tender and heroic relationship in combat, but also learn they were lovers in the distant past as Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion. Unlike a great deal of these examples, the tension is actually resolved rather early in the series and the drama with the pair after that comes from outside forces trying to force them apart. Played with in the fifth season of the anime, where Seiya (who is on the receiving end) assumes this is what Usagi does when she's attracted to someone before realizing she's not interested in him.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Rei's Veronica for Mamoru's Archie, only in the first anime. She wins.
- Beware The Nice/Silly Ones:
- In the manga, where Usagi will really punish you in the name of the moon for your evil deeds - with lethal magical force.
- The episode "Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love" shows this as well - when Usagi learns that Minako had her heart broken when her friend and her crush fell in love with each other, she's so angry that when the friend (who has become the Monster of the Week) attacks them, she has absolutely no intention to heal her, and is perfectly willing to just kill her. It takes Minako pleading with her to cause her to relent, and even then she's reluctant to do so. The message is clear - you do ''not'' upset her friends.
- Big Damn Heroes: Just after Eudial kills Michiru and aims her gun at Haruka, Usagi appears in a doorway, and lunges forward, hitting Eudial and causing her to practically try to hold on to the edge of the dark cathedral pit, until she jumps onto a bell that goes down the pit. Sadly, this still doesn't save Haruka from committing suicide.
- Big Eater: Usagi, this is also one of her known traits in the series.
- Daddy's Girl: Kenji-papa is quite protective of her.
- Death Is Cheap: One of Sailor Moon's powers is explicitly resurrection, so expect main characters to die at least once per storyline. This is more prevalent in the manga than in the anime; in the latter, Sailor Moon cannot really control this power, so the Senshi tend to die a lot less often.
- The Determinator/Plucky Girl: Usagi/Sailor Moon could be the Trope Codifier. She is incredibly optimistic, hopeful, determined and she NEVER GIVES UP so very, "very" much.
- The Ditz: Usagi's ditzy personality is tied together with the rest of her character.
- Does Not Like Spam: Her official profile states that her least favourite food is carrots, which is rather ironic considering that her name means "rabbit" and she's closely associated with them. Could be Truth in Television as carrots are not very good for rabbits.
- Dreadful Musician: In one episode of the anime when she tries (and fails) to play the violin correctly.
- Driven to Suicide: In the manga, her past self committed suicide after Endymion was killed.
- Dumb Blonde: She's Book Dumb and can be a Cloudcuckoolander. Yeah, she probably fits.
- Edible Ammunition: In the final season she once used a Pizza for her "Moon Tiara Action" attack due to the fact that her final outfit lacked a Tiara.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Especially in the manga. Haruka even manages to kiss her in it.
- Expressive Hair: Infamously known as "Meatball Head" ("Bun Head" if you're watching the Viz subs).
- Expy: Of Minako/Sailor Venus, who Takeuchi originally created for a one-shot that would later become Codename: Sailor V. In the anime, this led to the Flanderization of Sailor Venus to distinguish their personalities.
- Fear of Thunder: One episode of Sailor Moon R reveals this, and it negatively impacts her harshly. Usagi's daughter Chibiusa also has a fear of thunder too.
- Feather Motif:
- Eternal Sailor Moon, her attacks of Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss and Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss which invoke purification with a blast of white sparkly feathers.
- Her Moon Crystal Power transformation in the R season also invokes this when she sprouts angel wings during the transformation.
- Fisher Queen: As Neo-Queen Serenity.
- The Fool: Rei usually picks on her for this.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Shingo's Responsible, though she of course still ends up rescuing him a few times in the anime.
- Forgotten Phlebotinum:
- In the first act/episode, Sailor Moon's odango Hair Decorations blink, beep and act as super hearing devices projecting the sound of her friend Naru's cries for help.
- Sailor Moon can also use her domino mask as a Spider-Sense to see that Naru is in trouble. Despite how obviously useful this is, neither ability appears again.
The Manga justifies this, as Usagi was horrified by what she saw in the mask, and in a number of post transformation panels, she can be seen holding the mask as if discarding it, showing she still had the mask but preferred not to wear it. After her transformation and outfit are upgraded thoughout the first arc, it stops appearing, aside from a single use in the second arc, where she uses another new power with it to see what people have been replaced with droids.
- Episode 5 of the anime showed Usagi using a skill called "Moon Tiara Stardust" that recycled the stock animation of her normal attack, but the effect allowed her to heal children possessed by the monster of the day. This power only showed up once, and by the time she was needed to heal humans again, she used the newly-acquired Moon Stick (which unlike "Moon Tiara Stardust" did actually show up in the manga.)
- Genki Girl: Often goes crazy in a variety of situations.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: In her Super Sailor fuku, Eternal Sailor fuku, Princess Serenity and Neo-Queen Serenity form.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very long girlish pigtails.
- Goldand White Are Divine: She wears mostly (as Sailor Moon) or completely in white (as Serenity). In the Silver Millennium, her mother was worshipped as a goddess, and in modern times she is a Physical Goddess.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Her manga only mask lets her see disguised enemies and those who are in danger. She doesn't like it though and takes it off until it stops appearing.
- Hair Decorations: Her red jewel odango covers, as well as the white hair barrettes (which she gained later in the anime, but always had in the manga and live-action).
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the anime. She stays quite naive and innocent throughout the series, and as a princess, she's pretty much Purity Personified.
- The Heart: She's the female centerpiece of the series and the glue that holds everyone together. This fact is even more emphasize in Sailor Moon Crystal.
- Heart Beat-Down: Many of her attacks involve love and hearts, even one attacks consists of blasting enemies in the face with hearts. This trait would pass down to Chibiusa.
- Heart Light: Her final form consists of her having wings and a Glowing lotus symbol on her chest.
- Hereditary Hairstyle:
- Queen Serenity, her mother in her past incarnation, has Usagi's exact hairstyle.
- Her daughter has a very similar hairstyle too. And her daughter's daughter.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Highlighted in the third season of the anime, when Haruka and Michiru begin hurling this at Usagi.
- The Heroine: The one and only Sailor Moon.
- Idiot Heroine: A rare and one of the original female examples of this trope.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Doesn't want to be Sailor Moon if she can help it, at first. As the series progresses, she begins to take more pride in her role as a Senshi. The reasons do change as the series progresses. At first, she just doesn't want to have to put herself in danger (her crybaby persona). As the series progresses, though, her resentment comes because of what the responsibility of being Sailor Moon has done to her and those around her (sort of like a Magical Girl version of Spider-Man).
The Inner Senshi
Ami Mizuno/Amy - Sailor Mercury
: Aya Hisakawa
(first anime), Hisako Kanemoto
) (Japanese), Karen Bernstein (DiC), Liza Balkan (Cloverway), Kate Higgins
(Viz) (English), Rossy Aguirre
(Latin American Spanish), Ana Maria Mari and Elena Ruiz (European Spanish), Debora Magnaghi (Italian), Stefanie Beba (German), Gilmara Sanches (Brazilian Portuguese, Classic), Melissa Garcia (Brazilian Portuguese, R - Stars), Isabel Wolmar (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Rika Izumi
"Agent of Love and Exams, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Mercury! Douse yourself in water, and repent!"
Sailor Mercury (☿) was one of Princess Serenity's guardians, and was the first Sailor Senshi to join Sailor Moon in her fight. Her current incarnation was Ami Mizuno, and her powers were derived from water. Her sharp mind and analytical abilities made her the strategist of the Inner Senshi.Depending on the continuity, she referred to herself as the "Soldier of Water and Intellect" (水と知性の戦士) or the "Soldier of Knowledge" (知の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Planet of Water" (the literal meaning of the Japanese name for Mercury).
- Allergic to Love: Along with other much more extreme and neurotic behaviors, Ami reacts to getting a love letter by breaking out in hives in the "Ami-chan's First Love," manga side-story/SuperS anime short. The anime version creates an Adaptation Induced Plothole, as The Nineties anime continuity sees her in a relationship with Canon Foreigner Ryo Urawa, with no indication of a love phobia.
- Badass Adorable: Her sweetness can't be denied. As for the badass part, she is a senshi who can manipulate ice and water and summon foggy mists as distractions, proving herself a great asset to the sailor team.
- Badass Bookworm: The obvious brains of the team in every iteration.
- Barrier Maiden: Her future self in Crystal Tokyo.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Ami's First Love is a good example of this, with her turning into a Academic Alpha Bitch and hoping that the demon was her academic rival so that she'd get to kill him. Also, in PGSM, she turns into a Dark Magical Girl because she felt unneeded by the Senshi, and nearly killed Sailor Moon.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Dark Sailor Mercury in PGSM.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Mercury power, make up!", "Mercury star power, make up!", "Mercury planet power, make up!" (manga) "Mercury crystal power, make up!"
- Covert Pervert: While she's involved in very few romantic subplots of her own, she's always very aware of everyone else's, and when most of the Inner Senshi are perplexed and put off by Haruka and Michiru's relationship, she completely understands what's going on. Also, there's a famous scene where, when the senshi are confronted by a boy in a towel, she can be seen peeking through her hands.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Bookworm: Just look at her picture!
- The Cutie
- Dark Magical Girl: Only in the live-action.
- Elemental Hair: Her blue hair perfectly matches her water and ice affinities.
- Evil Costume Switch: Live action only. She gets brainwashed and turns into an evil version called Dark Mercury; Moon manages to bring her back, though. She still almost kills her and only snaps out of it when she has already injured Moon.
- Fog of Doom: Mercury can produce this with her Mercury Aqua Mist attack (Sabăo Spray in The Nineties anime), producing a concealing fog that gives comrades an opening to attack an enemy unawares.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Super Sailor Mercury, Eternal Sailor Mercury, Dark Mercury.
- Go-Getter Girl
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: They're able to scan the enemy and work in conjunction with her mini-computer. Also they can release a fog in the manga. They're activated by touching her earring, and can even make a headset mic appear.
- Improbably High IQ: She's rumored to have an IQ of around 300 by her fellow classmates. The Musicals on the other hand present this as fact. In the new Viz dub, Umino claims that it's over nine thousand!
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Innocently Insensitive: Implied in the S season of the anime. Michiru and Ami participate in a swimming race, and Michiru senses that Ami was trying to let her win. Michiru calls Ami out on her accidentally condescending behaviour, driving the latter to tears.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Before meeting Usagi. Her school peers mistook her shyness for arrogance and refused to approach her.
- In the Name of the Moon: "For love and intellect, I am a sailor-suited pretty soldier: Sailor Mercury! In the name of Mercury, soak your head in water and reflect on yourself!"
- Kansai Regional Accent: In the original, Ami speaks with a light Kyoto accent, presumably to make her seem more refined and ladylike.
- The American dub actually got this part right: Amy's accent occasionally sounds like Queen's Received (not as strongly as Luna's), but with enough Americanisms to make her sound like she's from the classier parts of New England.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Type 4.
- Lonely Rich Kid: More in the manga and live-action. Her single mother is a high-ranking doctor at her hospital and has to work very late hours, so Ami has been a latch-key kid most of her life.
- Mama Bear: Mercury is so pissed when a monster goes after babies that she gains a new power out of sheer anger and willpower.
- Meaningful Name: Her first name can mean either Asian or Second beauty, while her last name can meaning water field or water civilian, as well as "of the water."
- Meganekko: As an obvious metaphor for Ami's introversion and fear of making friends. In the original manga, she just used them for reading occasionally, and the anime rarely showed them at all. In the live action she wore them all the time at first, as they made people less likely to talk to her.
- Memento MacGuffin: In Sailor Moon Crystal, since Usagi is her first friend ever, Ami rapidly becomes very attached to the pen she won on their first outing together at the Video Arcade, well before she knows it to be her Transformation Trinket. While Brainwashed, she's oblivious to orders from the Monster of the Week as she staggers to retrieve it from across a room, dull-eyed but sighing happily when she does.
- More Than Mind Control: In PGSM.
- Musical Assassin: To a small degree, when she uses her Mercury Aqua Rhapsody which takes the form of a water harp.
- Nerds Are Sexy
- Nice Girl
- Not so Above It All: Mostly in the anime.
- Only Sane Woman: Mostly in the anime, which veers more into Dysfunction Junction and exaggerated character types. In the manga, everyone is far more subdued, so she doesn't invoke this as much.
- The Quiet One
- Renaissance Man: She's demonstrated proficiency at both CPR and mouth-to-mouth. She also has demonstrated fluency in both English and German. She is a top-ranked chess player, able to compete against chess masters three times her age. She has, on occasion, written lyrics for instrumental music she likes. Also she fights monsters in her spare time.
- Shrinking Violet
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Former poster child of this trope.
- The Smart Girl: Stated to have an IQ of 300, she contributes most with her powers of observation.
- Smart People Play Chess: Versus Berthier and the daimoness U-Ikasaman.
- Surprisingly Good English: In the anime she proved herself on the same level of Minako, who learned her almost accentless Queen's English in London.
- She didn't seem to notice, though, that the information she downloaded off NASA's website was just the lyrics to Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone."
- Tareme Eyes
- Teen Genius: Ranked as one of the top 3 at her school, and frequently as the top-scoring student in all of Japan.
- Water Is Blue: Naturally, her fuku is light blue and royal blue.
- Weak, but Skilled: Her combat ability is kind of a joke (especially in the first season, where she just makes fog), but she's got highly useful support abilities (such as her computer) and is an excellent strategist as well.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue.
Rei Hino/Raye - Sailor Mars
Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa
(first anime), Rina Sato
) (Japanese), Katie Griffin (DiC and Cloverway), Emilie Claire Barlow
(DiC, eps 66-82), Cristina Valenzuela
(Viz) (English), Monica Manjarrez
(Latin American Spanish), Julia Haacke (German), Christina Rodrigues (Brazilian Portuguese, Classic), Denise Popitz (Brazilian Portuguese, R - Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Keiko Kitagawa
"Soldier of Flame and Passion, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Mars! In the name of Mars, I will chastise you!"
Sailor Mars (♂) was the fourth Senshi discovered by the moon cats in 20th-Century Tokyo. Her civilian identity was Rei Hino, or Raye Hino in the English dub. Sailor Mars was given different titles throughout the various series, including "Soldier of War" (戦いの戦士) and "Soldier of Flame and Passion" (炎と情熱の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Fire Planet" (the literal meaning of the Japanese name for Mars). Depending on the continuity, she would also refer to herself just as the "Soldier of Flame" (炎の戦士) or the "Soldier of Passion" (情熱の戦士).
- Action Girl: Is usually an assault-first tactician.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Was hit the hardest in the transition to the 90's anime. In the manga, she was more serious and focused, but distant from peers and held men in great contempt. In the anime, she was given a fiery temper (pun intended?), and was more chummy and boy-loving, in stark contrast with her original characterization. PGSM largely retained the manga characterization, though made her somewhat colder. In Sailor Moon Crystal she is closer to her original manga personality, though up to the fourth act, she's a bit friendlier compared to how she starts out in the manga.
- Adaptational Villainy: In a sense. Rei seems more abusive towards her friends in the anime than in the manga, especially in the first season of the former.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her appearance is a given, but she's much more so in the manga. In the anime she has a fiery Tsundere temperament, but in the manga she is serious and aloof.
- Anti Heroine: Not so much in the original Japanese anime or in the manga, but certainly in the English dub and the live action. In the latter she's notably a no-hugging, no-kissing kind of person in a show full of Power of Love.
- Asian Rune Chant: One of her powers.
- Badass: Just after transforming into Sailor Mars for the first time, she destroyed a youma without Sailor Moon's help. In the finale of the first season, she kills a youma while trapped inside an ice cave, then died, but not before destroying the youma holding her battered body in a blaze. In the StarS season, her extreme precision allowed her to fire off her Flame Sniper to kill Nehellenia's mirror image, without harming Neptune, whom the mirror image was using as a shield between itself and Mars.
- Barrier Maiden: Her future self in Crystal Tokyo.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Usagi's Betty for Mamoru's Archie, only in the first anime. She loses.
- Bi the Way: Implied in the manga and anime: she is always shown having been in love with at least one man, and has a lot of Les Yay with either Minako or Usagi, depending on the medium.
- The Bully: A subtle example in the first season of the anime, towards Usagi and Ami. Rei constantly goaded Ami into snubbing Usagi along with her. And in an episode where Ami shyly suggests that Usagi might be suited for the role of princess, Rei pinches her leg, forcing Ami to reconsider. She mellows out throughout subsequent seasons, becoming more respectful of the two.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Mars power, make up!", "Mars star power, make up!", Mars Planet Power, Make up! (manga) "Mars crystal power, make up!"
- Casting Gag: Sailor Moon Crystal only: It's not the first time Rina Sato has voiced a Miko before.
- Celibate Heroine: In the manga, due to a vow of chastity she gave in her past life. There's only one man in whom she professes romantic interest, and after she realizes he is completely unavailable she never brings the subject up again. In the anime, she's not like this at all.
- Combat Stilettos: Though not extremely high, it's even Lampshaded in a pre-fighting line that heads the Combat Stilettos Trope Page: "I'll punish you in high heels!"
- The Comically Serious: Especially when in the company of Usagi.
- Commander Contrarian: In the dub (while she quarrels with Usagi in the original, it never gets this far).
- Deadpan Snarker: Moreso in the anime, less so in the manga.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: In the manga and live-action.
- Detect Evil: One of the powers she has even without transforming.
- Does Not Like Men: In the manga and Crystal, though to a lesser extent in PGSM. In the 90s anime, she's just as boy-happy as all the rest.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Served to make some visitors of her shrine weary of her. It doesn't help that she has mildly psychic powers, serving to enforce the trope even more. Though she's still admired for her beauty because of or in spite of this trope.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Both anime and manga.
- Fire Is Red: She has fire-based powers and her signature color is red.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Super Sailor Mars, Eternal Sailor Mars.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: In the anime.
- Hot-Blooded: In the anime. In the manga she is still quite passionate, but never quite goes this far.
- In the Name of the Moon: "For love and passion, I am a sailor-suited pretty soldier: Sailor Mars! In the name of Mars, I will chastise you!"
- Jerkass Has a Point: Sure she can be a bitch and an unsympathetic bully towards Usagi, but sometimes, she is angry out of frustration for having to deal with somebody as irresponsible and lazy as Usagi, as Usagi does not take her Sailor Scout duties seriously (in the anime, at least).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be sarcastic and have a short-temper, but she's a Nice Girl underneath it all.
- Lady of War: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal.
- The Lancer: To Usagi in the anime. In the manga, she's The Lancer to The Lancer (Minako). They argu a great deal, mostly because Rei insists on pointing out the flaws to every plan.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Arguably, she is popular at her school, and she does act kind-of snobby and mean towards the other Senshi, particularly Usagi and Ami. But she is actually nice to her classmates, and then she becomes nicer (though still Hot-Blooded) to the Senshi. The live-action show and Sailor Moon Crystal avert this, as she is more distant than actually mean, and is actually shown to be an outcast because of her psychic powers.
- Meaningful Name: Her fist name, written in katakana, can possibly mean "cool," "spirit," or "companion." The "Hi" of her last name means "fire." Much like the main character, her name can be changed to hi no rei, meaning Rei/spirit of fire.
- Since katakana is usually used to localize words of foreign origin in Japan, the most literal meaning of her name becomes "ray of fire." The DiC dub keeps this but stylizes her name as Raye.
- Miko: And a deeply faithful one. The Catholic school Rei attends is one for rich girls and a Captain Ersatz of the one that the girls from the Imperial Family (including a young Empress Michiko) and other rich girls attend in Real Life. It's a symbol of the Hinos' ultra high-status in Japanese society and not her actual faith, but this is a Justified Trope: a Shinto practitioner is generally allowed to profess other faiths parallel to their Shinto-based beliefs.note
- Ojou: More in the manga.
- Paper Talisman: As a shinto priestess, Rei can use Ofuda and in some occasions these power her attacks or negatively impact her enemies. Minako even steals one of Rei's Ofuda slips and uses it.
- Parental Abandonment: In the manga and the live-action, mom is dead and she's emotionally distanced from dad.
- Personality Powers: Averted in the manga, where she's more of a calm Aloof Dark-Haired Girl, but played straight in the anime where her temper is just as fiery as her abilities.
- Playing with Fire: Well, obviously.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "I'll punish you in high heels!"
- Purple Eyes
- Raised by Grandparents: Her maternal grandpa takes her into his shrine after Rei's mom perishes to illness and she refuses to live with her dad.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Crosses with Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette, with the way some people regard her.
- The Smart Girl: Serves this role alongside Ami in the original manga.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: In the manga.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Minako's Tomboy in the manga.
- Tsundere: In the 90s anime. She starts quite tsuntsun, becomes more deredere... and her tsundereness comes out when around both Yuuichirou and Usagi.
- Tsurime Eyes: Especially pronounced in the manga and Crystal. Out of all the inner senshi, she has the most dramatic ones.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Usagi in the anime and with Minako in the manga. Rei's half of the "Best Buds" part is best exemplified in the R movie. When Usagi overtaxes the Silver Crystal and dies, Mars is the only member of the senshi to shout her name without an honorific attached.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Her hair, while described as black, is stylized as purple in the manga and in Crystal, likely to make colored spreads more vibrant. The first anime keeps it black but gives it a purple glow.
Makoto Kino/Lita - Sailor Jupiter
: Emi Shinohara
(first anime), Ami Koshimizu
) (Japanese), Susan Roman
(DiC and Cloverway), Amanda Celine Miller
(Viz) (English), Araceli De Leon
(Latin American Spanish), Veronika Neugebauer (German), Mandy Huydts (Dutch), Isabel de Sá (Brazilian Portuguese, Classic), Fernanda Bulara (Brazilian Portuguese, R - Stars), Cristina Paiva (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Mew Azama
"Agent of Love and Courage, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Jupiter! In the name of Jupiter, I will punish you!"
Sailor Jupiter (♃) was the fifth and last Senshi discovered by the moon cats in 20th-Century Tokyo. Her civilian identity was Makoto Kino, or Lita in the English dub.She referred to herself as the "Soldier of Thunder and Courage" (雷と勇気の戦士) and the "Soldier of Protection" (保護の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Planet of Thunder" (雷の星), and was the strongest of the Inner Senshi in terms of physical strength, as well as the tallest among them.
- Action Girl: Took out three street thugs who threatened to rob Serena (Usagi), punched Zoicite in the face while trying to protect Game Machine Joe, and saved Sailor Moon from the crane game monster in her debut episode and then she got her powers.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Makoto/Sailor Jupiter had pink/strawberry-red hair in early manga art, but in both The Nineties anime and recursively, later manga art, it's brown.
- Badass: Before transforming into Sailor Jupiter, she knocked out three musclebound thugs harassing Usagi, and has destroyed youma without Sailor Moon's help. In the finale of the first season, just before succumbing to the power of her own attack, she destroys two of the five youma holding her captive and electrocuting her. In the Makaiju arc, just before transforming into Sailor Jupiter for the first time after her first death, she picks up a youma and tosses it over her back. In the StarS season, she survived an enormous beating from the real Nehellenia while trying to protect Usagi.
- Badass Boast
- Barrier Maiden: Her future self in Crystal Tokyo.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Makoto tries hard to be feminine, and she is very encouraging and empathetic towards her fellow senshi, especially Usagi and Ami. She also destroyed multiple youma without Usagi's help, and attacked Nehellenia herself, while the other senshi were tag-teaming against Nehellenia's mirror images. She is also often the first Senshi to attack a youma.
- Big Bra to Fill: Sailor Jupiter, by far the most "talented" soldier in the anime, is downright flat-chested in PGSM.
- Big Eater: Downplayed, though her side story in "Exam Battle Chapter: Makoto's Melancholy" shows her obsession with cooking and eating, and she ends up overeating from stress.
- Her debut episode in the anime shows her almost ordering a big bowl of curry, then changing her order as she did not want to seem indelicate.
- The Big Girl: Jupiter stands out by being taller than everyone else, even the boys at her school. She knows martial arts and kicks ass both in and out of her uniform.
- Boobs of Steel: She's got quite the, ahem, "talent."
- Bully Hunter: Took out three bullies who threatened Serena/Usagi.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Jupiter power, make up!", "Jupiter star power, make up!", Jupiter Planet Power, Make up! "Jupiter crystal power, make up!"
- Chef of Iron
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Has her moments, though not nearly as frequently as Usagi does.
- Eating Lunch Alone: In her first episode. Usagi subverts it quickly by asking her to share, though.
- Effortless Amazonian Lift: Her debut in the anime has her throwing a grown man around like a ragdoll. She also picks up Ami during a dance and shows no physical strain, and cheerfully lifts a skater named Misha similarly when he cannot do it for her due to her weight. In the manga, her first appearance has her saving Usagi from a speeding car by picking her up and getting her out of the way with no effort.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Has a beautiful pair of rose-shaped earrings. They become a Chekhov's Gun in the anime, as Mako is injured while fighting one of Nehellenia's clones but seeing her earrings on the ground snapped Usagi out of a Lotus-Eater Machine she was in. They're even stated to smell good.
- Face of a Thug: Intentionally subverted. Makoto (Lita) isn't ugly, but everything about her design was to make her look like a delinquent (according to Japanese culture).
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She actually tries to invoke this. In one episode of the third series, she secretly confides to Usagi that she only got into cooking to compensate for her tomboyishness.
- Gender-Blender Name
- Gentle Giant: She's not the bully she appears to be at all.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Super Sailor Jupiter, Eternal Sailor Jupiter.
- Girly Bruiser: It's telling how much the anime runs on this trope when the most tomboyish girl in the group is still a Girly Bruiser. Makoto loves cooking and shopping and is the most boy-crazy of all the other girls.
- Green Eyes: Matches her Jupiter look.
- Hair Decorations: Her ever-present green hair beads that tie her pony tail up.
- Huge Schoolgirl: Maybe one of the most famous examples in the whole shoujo genre. Her height is intimidating to most Japanese people.
- In the Name of the Moon: Subverted in that she never got an introduction speech. Reverted in the live-action, where she does get one: "Soldier of Thunder and Courage, Sailor Jupiter! In the name of Jupiter, I'll punish you!"
- Japanese Delinquents: Her overall looks (very long school skirt, jewelry, wavy hair) and her bad reputation at school comes from the concept of Sukeban or female school rebels. Makoto was intended to be a delinquent leader who smoked, drank, and had a motorcycle gang in tow, but the idea was scrapped out and only her looks and bad rep stayed.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Along with her lightning based powers, she practices kung fu and relies a fair bit on physically attacking the enemy, and makes use of Full-Contact Magic.
- Loving a Shadow: She says every guy she likes reminds her of her senpai, but considering she falls for every handsome guy she sees one wonders whether it's true.
- Made of Iron: While protecting Usagi, she survives a barrage of black lightning blasts from the real Nehellenia, leaving Nehellenia exhausted.
- Mama Bear: She is the Sailor Soldier of Protection, and, as such, will fight back if her friends are in danger. One of the biggest examples is in R, where she snaps after seeing Sailor Moon pinned to the ground by a Cardian and defeats it singlehandedly — despite being weak from donating blood to her friend, Ken, in the hospital.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name can translate to "wood field/civilian," referring to her element. She got her English name "Lita" because it is similar to "lightning", her other elemental power.
- Moreso considering it seems to be a variation of "Leda", which is also one of the moons of Jupiter, and the mother of Helen of Troy by Zeus.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: She gets unfairly painted as a Delinquent. She's also notorious for fighting at her old school (in the English dub, they just kept the fact that everyone was afraid of Lita, as she got thrown out of her old school for fighting and may be a bully. Her height in Western culture is actually pretty common with some girls), yet, she only fights if someone is in danger, not to threaten and harass people for fun.
- In the manga, it was explained that she transferred schools after being rejected by her senpai; her being expelled for fighting was just gossip.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Even she's taller than the other Senshi, she borders in Charles Atlas Super Power given she's not any more muscular than the other characters and can easily lift things bigger than her.
- On the other hand, in the Materials she is described as being "meatier than normal" (in comparison to Usagi's "a little chubby" or Rei's "slender").
- Neat Freak: In the manga version.
- Nice Girl: Despite her surly appearance, Makoto is consistently a mother figure to the Sailor Team and would never hurt somebody unprovoked. An episode in the Super S season shows her refusing to give up on an old friend's dream to write a novel.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Poor Makoto. At least the Periphery Demographic strongly disagrees.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents are dead from a plane crash. Mostly in the manga.
- Petal Power: One of her manga attacks.
- Platonic Life Partners: With the one-shot anime character Shinozaki, her former schoolmate. When Usagi asks if he is her boyfriend, she denies it; their relationship is greater than that.
- Running Gag: In the anime, whenever she meets a boy, she will say he reminds her of her senpai (Japanese) / old boyfriend (English). Including a dog, once.
- Serial Romeo: She will fall for every handsome guy she sees.
- She's Got Legs: Even more so than her castmates; obvious given her height.
- Statuesque Stunner: Taller than most, but shorter than Haruka, Setsuna, Seiya, and Taiki.
- Supreme Chef: Aspires to one day own her very own bakery.
- Team Chef: Cooks for the other senshi on various occasions.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Seen untied only once, at the beginning of the "Nurse Minako" episode.
- Tomboy Princess: Tall, strong, independent, good at martial arts and other sports, and also the princess of her planet.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's physically the strongest of the scouts, can beat up grown men, and was expelled from a previous school for fighting, but she's also the best cook, seamstress, and housekeeper of them, and wants to be a florist and a baker (in the English version, she wants to own her own restaurant and cook there).
- Transfer Student Uniforms: Justified; Usagi's school does not have a big enough uniform for her so she keeps her previous one. Thankfully when they reach high school the school has sizes that can catch up to her.
- Troubled, but Cute
- Wind is Green: Green is her color, and in the manga she had a joint power of creating hurricanes, typhoons and tornadoes of flower petals and such.
- Worf Effect: Gets hit by this hard. Even though she's consistently built up as a strong fighter, Jupiter is always the first one to lose a fight against the new villain or rival senshi. In the manga, she even gets beat up by her own comrade. However, said comrade is the absolute best of the senshi in terms of combat.
Minako Aino/Mina - Sailor V/Sailor Venus
: Rika Fukami
(first anime), Shizuka Ito
) (Japanese), Stephanie Morgenstern (DiC), Emilie Claire Barlow
(Cloverway), Cherami Leigh
(Viz) (English), Maria Fernanda Morales
(Latin American Spanish), Claudia Lössl (German), Eleonora Prado (Brazilian Portuguese, Classic), Priscila Concepción (Brazilian Portuguese, R - Stars), Cristina Paiva (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Ayaka Komatsu
"Agent of Love and Beauty, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Venus! In the name of Love, I will punish you!"
Sailor Venus (♀) was the first Sailor Senshi to be awakened by the moon cats, one year before Sailor Moon, but she was the last Senshi to appear in the show's first season. Her civilian identity was Minako Aino, or Mina in the English dub. She met Artemis when she was 13 years old.Sailor Venus worked solo for many months as Sailor V, trying to trick the Dark Kingdom (then acting as the Dark Agency) into thinking she was the Princess while looking for the real one herself. Since Sailor Moon did not originally exist in the Silver Millennium (Princess Serenity wasn't a fighter), she was the "true" leader of the Inner Senshi. Depending on the continuity, she referred to herself as the "Soldier of Love and Beauty" (愛と美の戦士) or the "Soldier of Love" (愛の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Planet of Beauty" (美の星).
She was actually the first senshi to ever be created, originally starring in a 1991 one-shot that would eventually become the manga Codename: Sailor V
, which was published alongside the Sailor Moon
- The Ace: In the manga, she is by far the most competent sailor soldier and the one Usagi aspires to be. It also comes with experience as she had been working alone as Sailor V for at least a year.
- Action Girl: The most notable example in the manga and this is for a series full of action girls.
- Alternate Character Reading: The kanji that make up her given name, "Minako", can also be read as "Binasu"...which is pronounced very much like "Venus".
- Amusing Injuries: In Rei's and Minako's exam battle chapter, Minako was shown to have been whipped by the strict teachers at T.A. Girl's Academy. The beat-up Minako was drawn in a comical manner and Rei was amused at her inability to fit in.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: When she disguised herself as a male Infinity student in the manga.
- Anyone Can Die: In the live action she dies.
- Badass: The most prominent example of a Badass in the manga. As Sailor V, she always dispatched youma on her own. She is incredibly dedicated to her work and even carries a sword that she uses to hack enemies to bits with. Her leadership skills and constant ass-kicking often overshadow the main character, Usagi. She was the one to kill Kunzite, and Beryl, shortly after her introduction in the manga.
- Heartbroken Badass: In the manga, at the end of the Sailor V manga, she is forced to kill her one true love, upon which she learns that true love and happiness will be forever out of her reach and in the anime, during her trip to England, she discovers her friend Alan, who she was in love with, was having an affair with her other friend Katarina, and she decides to let them be happy together and returns to Japan, letting them think she had died. Not to mention, she isn't super liked in her Japanese school..
- Bare Your Midriff: As Sailor V. Also, several of her outfits in the manga have these.
- Barrier Maiden: Her future self in Crystal Tokyo, though this role is more improvised since Neo Queen Serenity was gravely wounded and that hit Neo Crystal Tokyo's defenses hard.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Minako is generally goofy, comically overambitious, and slightly lustful, but she is the famed Sailor V, The Leader of the senshi, and immensely powerful and athletic, even outdoing Sailor Moon herself. She even scares the villains by being such a big Plucky Girl when her berserk buttons are pushed.
- Bi the Way: Implied: she's quite boy crazy, but manga and live action have a large amount of Les Yay between her and Rei.
- Body Double: To Usagi/Sailor Moon. In fact, that's the (in-universe) reason they look so similar to each other and have disguise powers: in the Silver Millennium, Sailor Venus would take her place whenever she deemed it necessary.
- Book Dumb: She may get lousy grades at school, but she is all too capable of strategizing, to the point where her combat smarts are arguably proven more useful than Ami's.
- Broken Ace: In the live action. She's pretty, famous, and the best and most professional of the Senshi. However, she's dying and she's distracting herself by plunging into her duties as Senshi.
- Broken Bird: In all continuities.
- Live action: Most prominent here due her being slowly dying of an unspecified illness, thus becoming a Broken Ace. This is the only continuity where she doesn't hide it (at least to the Sailor Senshi, that's it).
- Anime: She comes back from London extremely depressed due accidentally bringing together her love and a friend of hers. She is more cheerful in other seasons, but there are various hints (including her theme song and actually considering retiring at least once) it's just an act, at least in part. The R movie reveals that she used to be shunned by her classmates because they thought she was too childish.
- Manga: The first youma she ever killed was her first love. She fought the Dark Agency (a subgroup of the Dark Kingdom) alone for a whole year. She realized she was Married to the Job when she did not hesitate to kill her true love because he was a member of the Dark Kingdom, and apparently lost her friends sometime after this. And yet she soldiers on... And is very good at hiding it.
- Brought Down to Normal: In the Super S manga, temporarily. This actually happened to everybody, and for the Inners it was the second time it had technically happened to them no less. Minako was just more obvious in her angst about it, and she was the last one to recover.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her general bumbling and ditziness in social situations, Venus is actually the most senior Sailor, and in the manga and live-action series she's easily the most battle-competent.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Venus power, make up!", "Venus star power, make up!", Venus Planet Power, Make up! (manga) "Venus crystal power, make up!", "Moon Power, Make-up!" During her days as Sailor V.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the manga and live action. In the manga, Minako has no qualms kicking the crap out of her own brainwashed teammate, probably giving serious injury. In the live action, she distances herself from the other Senshi and goes about her business the way she sees fit.
- Comic Books Are Real: Anime and manga shows the existence of a Sailor V franchise, that later became a Sailor Senshi franchise.
- Cool Big Sis: Despite being the second youngest and the second shortest of the Inner Senshi, Minako plays this role to the other sailors in the manga and in the first season of the anime. The other girls admire her leadership, prowess in combat, and her status as the legendary Sailor V. Especially with Usagi, for whom she took on a parental role in the Silver Millenium, scolding Usagi when she needed it.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the manga and anime, she tends to act as a ditz, yet... For the anime, see Plucky Girl entry. In the manga... Well, the very first thing she does upon appearing in person in the main series was hacking Zoisite into many pieces, and that was right after he had just defeated Sailor Mars and Jupiter making it look easy.
- Cute Bruiser: Minako might be a petite blonde, but she is extremely athletic and kicks the crap out of youma like it's her day job. Even in civilian form, she can take out very powerful people with one blow.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As of the Sailor Moon manga, Minako was forced to murder her true love and chance at happiness, along with throwing away her dream of idoldom before meeting up with the senshi. She is thirteen years old when she goes through all of this.
- A Day in the Limelight: Out of all the other senshi, Minako gets the most episodes focused on her, which add up to a total of fourteen whole episodes. This might be due to the fact that she got such a late entrance into the series, taking a mere thirty episodes for her to appear.
- The Dividual: In the anime, she falls into this trope a lot with Usagi during their slice-of-life moments. Since their personalities are so similar, they will usually say and do the exact same thing. Simultaneously.◊
- The Dreaded: In both the anime and manga, the Dark Kingdom has given indications of being utterly terrified of Sailor Venus. Her first appearance in both mediums consisting in a Big Damn Heroes where she saves the lives of the other Sailor Soldiers and kicks the ass of one or two Shitennou helps the viewers understand why.
- Dumb Blonde: More in the anime than manga. In the manga, while she is terrible at school work, she is very knowledgeable about other topics and is usually the one that solves the problems the other girls create.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Created before the show's official debut. She and Artemis also has a "blink and you miss it" cameo in their debut episode before they actually make themselves known to the girls. They can be seen watching Usagi and Makoto after an imposter Sailor Moon pulls a stunt
- Elemental Hair: Her Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold hints at her light element affinity.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Minako does not need to become Sailor Venus to lay the smack down, in all continuities. In the manga, Minako kicks the crap out of a brainwashed Makoto, sending the poor girl flying. The anime shows Minako Roof Hopping without transforming; outrunning a car after getting her Pure Heart Crystal extracted (anyone else, up and including the other Sailor Soldiers, fainted instantly after that); and reversing a poor zombified victim's hold on her by kicking his face in mid-flip while in school uniform. And the live action shows Minako kicking a youma into a concrete column, scaring away the other youma.
- Flight, Strength, Heart: In the manga, Sailor Venus' power set includes: Super Strength, Frickin' Laser Beams, control over metals (apparently), purifying people corrupted by magic, and summon stinking atmosphere from Venus.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: The one time she used the stinking atmosphere from Venus power, it instantly knocked out a small army of cat youma without injurying the people they had as hostages. Also, being Venus' atmosphere, she was probably holding back to avoid melting the hostages into sulphuric acid.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Crescent Beam. Bonus point for Sailor Venus using it as a Real Life laser most of the times.
- Fun Personified: As Sailor V at least.
- Gamer Chick: In Codename: Sailor V she loves video games, and often goes to the game center to beat the top scores.
The Outer Senshi
Setsuna Meioh/Trista - Sailor Pluto
: Chiyoko Kawashima
(Japanese), Sabrina Grdevich, Jill Frappier (as Luna Ball) (DiC), Susan Aceron (Cloverway) (English), Anabel Mendez (Latin American Spanish), Rita Almeida (Brazilian Portuguese), Isabel Wolmar (European Portuguese, R) and Cristina Cavalinhos (European Portuguese, S and Stars)
- Action Girl: Usually studies an enemy before acting, only action first in desperate situations.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: Is "Setsuna-Mama" to young Hotaru after she's been orphaned, co-parenting with teens Haruka and Michiru.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her hair long hair has shades of dark green, and she's one of the most imposing warriors as she's older than them. Personality-wise, she tends to be mysterious and detached—traits necessary as she's isolated guarding the gate of time. However, in the anime it's noted that she seems to be deeply saddened by her isolation.
- Ambiguously Brown: In the manga her skin colour is the darkest of the main characters. She's still fairly dark in the anime as well. Word of God says that she's part Romani.
- Big Damn Heroes: Setsuna appears at the Marine Cathedral, and transforms into Sailor Pluto. She then takes the talismans Eudial had stolen, and uses them to bring Haruka and Michiru back to life - alongside showing off her own.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Pluto Planet Power, make up!", "Pluto Crystal Power, make up!"
- Celibate Heroine: She's the only one of the Senshi who has never had a romantic interest, nor shown any interest in the opposite sex. This is, however, strictly in the anime, whereas in the manga it's implied she had a slight crush on King Endymion: when he compliments or is seen talking to her, Chibiusa noted that she blushed quite happily and actually smiled, something she's only seen Pluto do towards her. This is extended to the musicals, which take it as canon that Pluto is in love with Endymion but can't reveal her feelings under any circumstances for obvious reasons.
- Cool Big Sis: Was one to Chibi-Usa, eventually becomes one to the Inner Senshi too.
- Hospital Hottie: In the Stars manga and a few of the musicals, she becomes a school nurse.
- Hot Scientist: In the manga she was a Physics major in Keio University.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her weapon is a GIANT KEY.
- Lady of War: Handles her Cool Key very gracefully.
- Magic Skirt: Even when blown back it stays in place.
- Meaningful Name: Meioh as in Meiōsei, the Japanese for Pluto which means "King of the Underworld Star".
- Her given name has no inherent meaning, but is a homonym for a Japanese word meaning 'moment'. More specifically, it refers to the Japanese transliteration of the term 'ksana' - the smallest measurement of time in Buddhism.
- Obstructive Code of Conduct: Pluto had three of them: 1: Don't let anyone use the Door of Space-time. 2: Don't leave your post at The Door of Space-time. 3: Do not use your powers to stop time. She still breaks all of them. There doesn't appear to be a punishment for the first two (that we see, at least) but the last one costs her life in exchange. Exactly who or what set these is never stated.
- Rapunzel Hair: The Senshi with the longest hair.
- Really 700 Years Old: Her age is vague, depends on the continuity and is additionally complicated by time travel, but she's been at that post for a really, really long time.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Pluto ends up breaking all three of her taboos in order to aid Chibiusa and the Inner Senshi. In the end, she pays for this rule-breaking with her life.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Sort of. The only senshi to lack the "shoulder-pads" that is usually part of their transformed outfit.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Often the sugar with Chibiusa and formerly the ice to everyone else.
- The Sacred Darkness: Not quite as obvious as Hotaru since her primary domain is Time, but Pluto was clearly designed as a "dark" senshi, what with her general appearance, her last name meaning "dark king" and her attack being called Dead Scream.
- Time Stands Still: She can do that, but only at the cost of her life. And uses it anyway, at least once in each continuity.
- Town Girls: The Neither to Michiru's Femme and Haruka's Butch.
- Weirdness Search and Rescue: Sailor Pluto is the Soldier of Space-Time and is described as "a goddess, eternally guarding the Portal of Space and Time". Chibi-usa finds her at the gates of time while attemping to go back to the future. Subverted at first, considering she has specific orders NOT to open the gates, but she helps anyway.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She is with Uranus and Neptune in wanting to murder Hotaru/Saturn to prevent what they believe will result in the end of the world. Generally, though, Pluto is less cynical than her fellow talisman-bearers.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Haruka Tenoh/Amara - Sailor Uranus
: Megumi Ogata
(Japanese), Sara Lafleur
(Cloverway) (English), Belinda Martinez (Latin American Spanish), Rosana Beltrame (Brazilian Portuguese), Olga Lima (European Portuguese)
- Action Girl: Her Action-first bravado is eventually put at odds with Sailor Mercury.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Haruka/Sailor Uranus' hair in the manga is most often white-blonde, but dark, sandy blonde in The Nineties anime.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: Is "Haruka-Papa" to young Hotaru after she's been orphaned, co-parenting with respective "Mama"'s Michiru and Setsuna.
- Aloof Ally
- Anti Heroine: She and Neptune are these in the anime (though they mellow into straight heroes later in the manga): Even if they're not happy about it, they want to murder Hotaru (aka Sailor Saturn) in the S arc, and actually do kill Pluto and Saturn as a part of their Fake Defection at the end of Stars.
- Badass: Often saved the Inner Senshi from Daimons in the S season, easily knocked out an enraged Sailor Jupiter, and while tag-teaming Nehellenia's mirror, endured a powerful attack to keep Mercury safe while analyzing the mirror.
- Badass Gay
- Battle Couple: With Neptune.
- Bifauxnen: In the manga, it's even described as "having the strengths of both sexes" and is her "special advantage as a soldier" - so being genderqueer isn't just her personal style, it's her goddamn superpower.
- Biker Babe: Almost runs over Makoto too!
- Boyish Short Hair: She's a tomboy and Butch Lesbian with short hair, in contrast to Lipstick Lesbian Michiru's long hair.
- Butch Lesbian: Mostly in the anime.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Uranus Planet Power, Make up!", "Uranus Crystal Power, Make up!"
- The Comically Serious: Sometimes.
- Commander Contrarian: In the anime, though it's more to provide a counter-balance to Usagi's blind optimism. And while Usagi ultimately proves right in the long run, Haruka's reaction to some of her more reckless actions are presented as extremely logical instead of being wrong for the sake of being wrong.
- Cool Car: She drives a roofless Toyota 2000GT, only two were ever made, as the cool car in You Only Live Twice.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Driven to Suicide: After Eudial kills Michiru, Haruka realizes she holds what she believes to be the final talisman inside her. To save the world, she decides to shoot herself in the heart using Eudial's gun. Usagi tries desperately to prevent this from occurring, but her cries go unnoticed, as the other senshi (including Setsuna) arrive too late. Don't worry, she gets better.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Or more to the point, even the Straight Girls Want Her. Usagi has always been shown to be a bit bicurious, but in the anime both Minako and Makoto fall for her even after they learn she's not a boy.
- Fake Defector: In the final episodes.
- Gender-Blender Name
- Genius Bruiser
- Grumpy Bear: In the anime.
- Handsome Lech: No, really! In the anime, she flirts with a lot of girls, including Usagi and a hotel maid who appears to reciprocate (or at least be flustered). In the latter case, Michiru walked in the room when Haruka was putting the moves on said maid. She seems to have long ago accepted this part of her partner and lets it slide...mostly.
- Jerkass Façade/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Zigzags between these two tropes constantly, especially in S.
- Lightning Bruiser: Due to being a former track star, Haruka is quite the speedster, and easily takes out Jupiter with a single blow in the gut.
- Martyr Without a Cause
- Magical Girl Warrior: Even has a sword.
- Meaningful Name: Tenoh as in Tenōsei, the Japanese name for Uranus literally meaning "sky king star".
- Her given name in kanji means "distant".
- Passionate Sports Girl: Was this in the past, while Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life
- Samus Is a Girl: In her introductory episodes.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Michiru.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: She (Neptune as well) can't seem to get through her head that choosing the more realistic options will only make the end results worse.
- Statuesque Stunner: Tallest of the senshi.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Michiru's Girly Girl.
- Tomboy Princess: She'll power up and then literally kick your ass.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: In the manga she wears very feminine outfits as often as she cross dresses, she also wears the female school uniforms an refers herslf as female when not in male disguise.
- Town Girls: The Butch to Setsuna's Neither and Michiru's Femme.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Anti Heroine above. This is mellowed a bit by working with the Inner Senshi, but Uranus and Neptune still occasionally resort to more extreme tactics. Of course, this being an idealistic series, they are usually proven wrong about said tactics being necessary.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: She only cross-dresses some of the time in the manga rather than almost all of the time as in the anime, but Takeuchi tended to make her appear a little more physically masculine when cross-dressing.
Michiru Kaioh/Michelle - Sailor Neptune
: Masako Katsuki
(Japanese), Barbara Radecki (Cloverway) (English), Irma Carmona (Latin American Spanish), Márcia Regina (Brazilian Portuguese), Olga Lima (European Portuguese)
Hotaru Tomoe - Sailor Saturn
: Yuko Minaguchi
(Japanese), Jennifer Gould (Cloverway) (English), Cristina "Cris" Camargo (Latin American Spanish), Isabel Wolmar (European Portuguese)
- Action Girl: Not quite as much as the others, but she's still pretty Badass.
- Apocalypse Maiden: Has the power to destroy entire planets. In the manga when first appears she's stronger than the rest of the cast combined.
- Badass Adorable: Even cuter in her baby form.
- Blessed with Suck: See Healing Hands. And oh, half the tropes about her.
- Blade on a Stick: Her Silence Glaive.
- Body Horror: Her cyborg body in the manga could qualify as this.
- Broken Bird: In the Infinity arc of the manga, Saturn casually comments on the fact that no one wants her around (right before killing Pharaoh 90 with a smile on her face); in the Nehellenia retread of the anime, she's absolutely floored that Chibi-Usa does care, and enough to give her a hug when she's about to sacrifice herself again, tearfully pleading her not to do so.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Saturn Crystal Power, Make up!"
- Creepy Child: Goth-like appearance. Mistress 9's sudden bursts don't help her either.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Black haired.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Main colour is purple, secondary colour is black.
- Everybody Hates Hades: She gets this a lot in-universe, given her role as the resident Apocalypse Maiden. Becomes a plot point when everyone realizes the true nature of her powers and necessity of her duties.
- Fountain of Youth / Reincarnation: After sacrificing herself during her fight with Pharaoh 90, she is brought back as a baby. As mentioned below, she eventually goes back to her real age.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: In the manga, she's severely scarred and a cyborg!
- Has Three Mommies: When Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna adopt her after she resurrects. She's calls them Haruka-papa, Michiru-mama, and Setsuna-mama respectively, showing that Haruka is viewed more as a father than a mother. Her real, albeit dead, mother Keiko probably counts too.
- Healing Hands: She has healing powers, which made her classmates brand her as a freak in the anime.
- Ill Girl: Prone to frequent seizures and energy combustion. Prior being revived the first time in the manga, she also had the problem with most of her body being mechanical due to childhood injuries.
- Meaningful Name: 'To' is the first character in the Japanese name for Saturn, which oddly enough means "earth" (or "soil", or "ground"), while 'moe' means "sprouting from". Her given name, Hotaru, means "firefly". Thus, her name can literally be taken as "firefly sprouting from the earth".
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: When she is first introduced, Hotaru is feared and rejected by her classmates because of her strange powers and blackouts.
- Mysterious Waif: Her revealed identity as Saturn in the anime and manga makes her an instant target towards the rest of the Outer Senshi.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Can destroy the world by bringing down the Silence Glaive, making her far and away the most powerful Senshi. Fanon likes to jokingly give her dojikko tendencies; one wonders what would happen if she just dropped it one day...
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: After her fight with Pharaoh 90, she was reborn as a baby. Soon started to grow up quickly, and in Stars she's already back to her real age.
- Purple Eyes: Matches her Sailor Saturn personality nicely.
- Raise Him Right This Time: See above.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Her relationship with Chibi-Usa has elements that resemble a Puppy Love version of the trope.
- Shrinking Violet: She was so shy and withdrawn that, until Chibi-Usa came along, she had pretty much no friends.
- The Sacred Darkness: Death and Birth are not usually what one thinks of first in regards to sacred powers, but she is still one of the senshi and thus qualifies.
- We Can Rebuild Her: In the manga. Her body was so badly damaged after the explosion that killed her mom and injured her, that her Mad Scientist dad rebuilt her body with cybernetics. As as result, she wears long sleeves year round to hide her robotic arms and legs. Being reborn fixes this.
- Woman in Black: Many of her outfits are black, but she's an aversion personality-wise to avoid the obvious squick. Now, as Mistress Nine...
Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon
Chibi-Usa/Rini - Sailor Chibi Moon
: Kae Araki
(Japanese), Tracey Hoyt (DiC), Stephanie Beard
(Cloverway) (English), Cristina Hernandez (Latin American Spanish, normal), Vanessa Garcel (Latin American Spanish, movies), Úrsula Bezerra (Brazilian Portuguese), Fernanda Figueiredo (European Portuguese)