Characters: Sailor Moon Main Cast

This page covers the Sailor Guardians, a group of Magical Girl Warriors who protect the solar system in the world of Sailor Moon.

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  • 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.
  • Amazon Brigade: Sailor Moon and her Sailor Guardians, the Magical Girl Warrior rulers of their respective celestial bodies, as well as many Evil Counterpart teams with parallel power sets that double as Dark Magical Girl Quirky Miniboss Squads for their respective arc Big Bad, whether the Black Moon family's Ayakashi Sisters, the Death Busters' Witches 5, the Dead Moon Circus' Amazoness Quartet, or Shadow Galactica's Sailor Animamates. Sailor Moon Crystal even references it in the Theme Song: "We're not weak girls/Who need men's protection"
  • Badass Adorable: Pretty Soldiers/Guardians by name. Particularly Usagi/Moon, Ami/Mercury, and Hotaru/Saturn.
  • Badass Crew: The Inner Guardians and the Outer Guardians function as examples of these in their own right, though all ten of the Solar System Guardians can be considered one when they actually manage to work together (e.g. in the SuperS movie).
  • Badass Princess: According to the manga, not only Usagi but ALL of the other Sailor Guardians were princesses of their planets during the Silver Millennium so this applies to all of them. Whether this trope is valid outside of the manga is up to debate.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In the Dream arc of the manga and at the end of the live action.
  • Clark Kenting: Most of them basically look and act exactly like themselves when in and out of costume in most versions. In fact, say what you will about Toonmakers Sailor Moon, at least it had them change their hair colors mid-transformation (like with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon).
  • Color-Coded Characters:
    • Moon Guardians:
      • Usagi/Moon: Pink/White/Silver
      • Chibi-Usa/Chibi Moon: Pink
    • The Inner Guardians
      • Ami/Mercury: Blue
      • Rei/Mars: Red
      • Makoto/Jupiter: Green
      • Minako/Venus: Orange note 
    • The Outer Guardians:
      • Setsuna/Pluto: Black note 
      • Haruka/Uranus: Navy note 
      • Michiru/Neptune: Turquoise
      • Hotaru/Saturn: Purple
  • Dark and Troubled Past: At least half of the Guardians have either lost family members, were friendless while growing up, or both, in their present-day lifetimes. And that's not even getting into their past lives, where Princess Serenity was Driven to Suicide after Prince Endymion sacrificed his life fighting Queen Beryl.
    • Not only did Ami lose her father (who lives in Europe and barely has any contact with her and her mother), she was disliked by her peers because they thought she was an Insufferable Genius, when in reality she was too shy to approach anyone until Usagi started talking to her.
    • In the manga, Rei grew up estranged from her father, who didn't even care when her mother was dying from an illness. As a result, she deeply resents her father, and Does Not Like Men. Also, her First Love was her father's Right-Hand Hottie and prospect successor, who got engaged to another woman (the daughter of Mr. Hino's friend) and claimed that he did it for convenience, but Rei realised that he was lying since if he truly wanted better connections in politics, he would've married her instead.
      • In the anime, Rei isn't like this at all but she was still implied to have been discriminated in the past due to her Psychic Powers. This was confirmed in the R movie, where she's seen sadly playing with Deimos and Phobos while others gossip about her.
    • Makoto lost both of her parents in a plane crash, leaving her to raise herself. She was ostracized by her peers because she was tall and frighteningly strong. The one boy who liked her enough to be her boyfriend eventually dumped her for the exact same reason.
    • Minako had been fighting youma as Sailor V a year before the Sailor Guardians, without any help. So much of her time was taken up by saving the world, she lost the friends she used to have. On top of that, the first youma she'd killed was her crush. At the end of C:SV, she learned that Kaitou Ace, her one true love was a member of the Dark Kingdom, and Minako chose to kill him with her own hand, breaking her own heart in the process. As if that wasn't painful enough, she learned of the fall of the Moon Kingdom in the past lives of the Guardians, and as the Guardians' leader, she came to blame herself for the fall.
      • In the anime, she moved to England, and lived with an older woman named Katarina and a man named Alan, whom she'd fallen in love with. While fighting crime as Sailor V, she gets wounded by a grenade, and witnesses Alan and Katarina fall into each other's arms, thinking that the two of them had fallen in love (really, they thought Minako had died and were embracing out of despair). She left England with a broken heart. Not only was she ignored by her peers for not spending any time with them, she was outright bullied by them as she heard them say that she was a childish weirdo who "liked to play Sailor V".
    • Not a past per se in Chibiusa's case, since she travelled back to 20th century Tokyo to prevent a Dark and Troubled Future for 30th century Crystal Tokyo. Her mother, Neo-Queen Serenity, was frozen in crystal, and Crystal Tokyo was on the brink of destruction. She also felt neglected by her parents, who were busy ruling Crystal Tokyo. Also in the manga, she was picked on by fellow students for not having any powers.
    • Hotaru lost her mother in a lab accident, and was herself fatally wounded. Her father made a Deal with the Devil with Master Pharaoh 90 to make Hotaru a cyborg (manga) or heal her in exchange of both of them being possessed (anime) so that she could survive. As a result, Hotaru's father became a villain himself. Hotaru grew up as a frail Ill Girl who was scorned by her peers because of her Healing Hands, which people found weird. Also, she was being hunted by the Outer Guardians because of her status as an Apocalypse Maiden. Chibi-Usa was pretty much the first friend she'd ever had.
  • Elemental Powers: The assignment of magical powers and Guardian 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.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: In the manga, they overcome Nehellenia's seal on their powers and get their Super forms thanks to this.
    • Also happens in the live action, as they awaken their full power through this.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The Inner Guardians:
      • 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 Guardians:
      • Setsuna/Pluto - Melancholic
      • Michiru/Neptune - Sanguine
      • Haruka/Uranus - Choleric
      • Hotaru/Saturn - Phlegmatic
  • Henshin Hero
  • Human Aliens: In their original incarnations, the Sailor Guardians were not native to Earth (and the manga implies that Queen Serenity and the Silver Millennium have their origins outside the Sol System entirely). The trope no longer applies in the present day, however, due to all of the Guardians being reincarnated on the Earth as humans.
  • Magical Girl:
  • Meaningful Name: All of them, usually in reference to their elements or powers and/or appearance and personality. See Theme Naming below.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Usagi has an Annoying Younger Sibling... and that's it, she's the only one with any siblings whatsoever.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: One of the more infamous examples, the girls essentially wear uniforms similar to actual school girl uniforms and no one of them wears even a simple mask. Yup, no masks, no hair color changes, pretty much nothing concealing their identities. Despite this, no one seems to recognize Usagi and her pals.
  • 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 Guardians 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 Guardians' 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 Guardians have this relationship with Usagi and with each other.

Moon Guardians

     Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon 

Usagi Tsukino/Serena - Sailor Moon

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese original/Crystal), Kae Araki (Japanese, eps. 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 Sáinz (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
Portrayed in the musicals by: Anza Oyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe, Marina Kuroki, Satomi Ōkubo

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"I am the sailor suited Pretty Guardian who fights for love and for justice — I am Sailor Moon! In the name of the moon, I'll punish you!"

The main protagonist of the series. Usagi is an ordinary junior high school student who discovers one day, thanks to the appearance of her Mentor Mascot Luna, that she is a warrior destined to protect Earth from the evils that threaten to destroy it. It is later revealed that she is the reincarnation of Princess Serenity from centuries past, and that she will one day become Neo-Queen Serenity and rule the world. Though initially frightened by this responsibility, Usagi grows over the course of the series from a spoiled crybaby unsure of herself and her abilities into a brave fighter for love and justice (though she never quite gives up her goofy ways).

  • Action Girl: She's always 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 and grows into her role as the hero.
  • Action Heroine
  • 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 '90s anime, it's always golden blonde. Crystal zig-zags on this, depicting her with blonde hair as Princess Serenity, but Mystical White Hair in the future as Neo-Queen Serenity.
  • Adorkable: A ditzy, clumsy Nice Girl.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The '90s anime plays with this dynamic, with Mamoru given a motorcycle and an Age Lift from high-schooler to college student while dating a middle-schooler. He's a snarky jerk to Usagi for a long time, but they don't progress beyond Belligerent Sexual Tension until he shapes up.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Known as "The Messiah of Purity".
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbit. Many east Asian cultures see the Man in the Moon as a rabbit, so the animal has a long association with lunar motifs. Oddly enough, she hates carrots, but this may be Truth in Television since carrots are actually bad for rabbits in real life (and the fact that carrots are a Stock Yuck for Japanese children might also have something to do with it).
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In the anime, when she gets distracted very easily from important tasks.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In Chapter 5 of the manga, Usagi uses her disguise pen to turn into a groom. And she/he is hot.
  • Author Avatar: Naoko Takeuchi has stated that Usagi was modeled after herself.
  • Badass Adorable: The Adorkable leader of the Sailor Guardians.
  • Badass Princess: As Princess Serenity, she killed Beryl/Metallia and defeated Galaxia.
  • 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.
  • Big Good: She's The Leader of the group as well as The Hero, and ultimately other Senshi recognize her as such as well.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: On Usagi's 15th birthday, the glass slippers Mamoru got her had a Daimon Egg implanted in it, Kaolinite steals Usagi's Cosmic Heart Compact and Tuxedo Mask gets frozen in crystal by Kaolinite.
  • Bi the Way: Implied throughout the series. In the third manga arc her relationship with Mamoru is briefly called into question when she shows feelings toward Haruka/Uranus, even after finding out that Haruka is a girl. Also, in both the manga and the anime, she explicitly wants to follow the newly met Rei around town because she finds her so beautiful (complete with cartoon hearts for eyes). Stupid Sexy Flanders is also a likely explanation. However, if she becomes Sailor Cosmos, then yes, she's Bi the Way.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Yumiko and Kuri's brunettes; the blonde to Naru's redhead.
  • Book Dumb: She struggles with bad grades, falls Asleep in Class and is Late for School as a Running Gag. She's also the main Action Heroine of the franchise.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Milder version.
  • Break the Cutie: She gets broken multiple times, but especially in Sailor Stars.
  • Brown Note: In the very first episode (both 90's anime & Crystal) her crying causes people to fall unconscious and deals property damage.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The obvious pun aside, she can be pretty much like this. Even after she becomes Neo-Queen Serenity, in the far future, she's still the same ditzy Usagi-chan we know and love, which Mamoru remarks upon after reading a badly-written letter from her that came back to the past with Chibi-Usa:
    She really is future Usako...
  • Butt Monkey: Some tendency toward this, namely in the anime.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Moon prism power, make up!", "Moon crystal power, make up!", "Moon cosmic power, make up!", "Crisis, make up!", "Moon crisis, make up!", "Moon eternal, make up!(Anime)/Silver Moon crystal power, make up!(Manga)"
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Moreso in the Nineties anime; she is lazy, clumsy, coward, crybaby, ditzy, and Book Dumb; but she is essentially a girl of good heart and Incorruptible Pure Pureness.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Toward Mamoru, often. More as a sign of childishness than serious clinginess.
  • Clothes Make the Legend: Her sailor suit in all of her forms of Sailor Moon is quite iconic.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The kid's thought patterns can sometimes be very, VERY weird. Specially in the first anime.
  • Color-Coded Secret Identity: Usagi's first school uniform looks very similar to the outfit she wears as Sailor Moon. They both have a white shirt/bodysuit with a blue sailor collar, a red bow on the chest, and a blue pleated skirt.
  • Comic Books Are Real: Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus are the only Sailor Guardians who are explicitly shown having a franchise. In one particularly silly occasion, a disguised Sailor Venus saved Usagi's secret identity as Sailor Moon by passing her as a crybaby fan who owned a fake Cosmic Heart Compact.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: If you give her a reason to stop complaining and fight you, she will. Especially in the manga where she Took a Level in Badass.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Very much so, since she is prone to tripping. In the manga and Crystal, she first meets her cat familiar Luna by tripping over her and faceplanting while running Late for School.
  • 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 Guardians tend to die a lot less often.
  • Determinator: 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 favorite 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, though this might also indicate her childishness since carrots are a Stock Yuck for Japanese children.
  • Dreadful Musician: In one episode of the anime when she tries (and fails) to play the violin.
  • Driven to Suicide: In the manga, her past self committed suicide after Endymion was killed. This is carried over into Crystal and, once dragged to the Dark Kingdom, is forced to fight a possessed Mamoru, cuts him down and then turns the blade onto herself.
  • Dumb Blonde: She's Book Dumb and can be a Cloudcuckoolander. Yeah, she probably fits.
    • Too Dumb to Live: Happens once in the nineties anime while they're fighting the DD Girls. Aside from the fact her friends have warned her Tuxedo Mask was an illusion, she falls for it. And if you'd think once was enough, you're wrong. She does it again literally immediately after the first one. It may be justified by her growing increasingly desperate as she realises how far they will have to go, but still...
  • 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 Chibi-Usa 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.
  • Gold and 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.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's one of the kindest, sweetest and most compassionate people around, but try to harm her friends and her love and you're in for a world of pain. Even more so in the manga, where she is less forgiving of her enemies.
  • 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 naďve 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. Especially emphasized in the live-action series, in which a group of four loners (Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako) all become true friends through Usagi's love and affection.
  • Heart Beat-Down: Many of her attacks involve love and hearts; one attack even consists of blasting enemies in the face with a gigantic glass heart. This trait would pass down to Chibi-Usa.
  • 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.
  • 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 Hero: 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 Guardian. 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).
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Insanely good at winning those, in the anime.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Manages to resist getting turned evil and maintains her cheery personality despite having a bigger Trauma Conga Line than most magical girls from Deconstruction animes.
  • Informed Ability: Many character bios says her favorite subject is Home Economics, in spite of how awful she was and how much she seemed to hate it in episode 16.
  • Informed Flaw: In the anime she claims she's chubby and flat-chested, and bothered about this. She looks exactly like every other female character in terms of body model. Takeuchi herself wrote in her notes to the anime artists that Usagi should look slightly chubbier than the other Sailors, but this design choice was mostly ignored.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes represent her good personality traits, like kindness and loyalty.
  • Invisible to Normals: Nobody notices that Usagi looks exactly like Sailor Moon. Could be justified in that in the manga, very few pedestrians have seen both Usagi and Sailor Moon, and the ones who have, like Naru, were usually out cold in one way or another. The live-action gets around this by making the girls' distinct hairstyles only part of their guardian uniforms. When not transformed they all have straight dark brown / black hair like normal Japanese girls.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Trope Namer. "For love and justice, I am the sailor-suited pretty soldier: Sailor Moon! In the name of the moon I will punish you!"
  • Joshikousei: Usagi and all of the other Sailor Scouts are the Trope Codifier.
  • Lady and Knight: With Mamoru and in her past life with Prince Endymion.
  • Late for School: She is never on time for school. In fact, being late for school is one of Usagi's trademarks.
    • It even becomes a plot point in the first arc of the manga, when Mamoru got kidnapped by the Dark Kingdom and Usagi awakens as Princess Serenity, she starts to feel less like herself. The fact that she goes to school early is treated as proof that she is acting out of character.
  • Lazy Bum: She'd rather play video games and eat than study for tests.
  • Lethal Chef: What she cooks either looks bad but tastes good, or looks good but Tastes Like Feet.
  • Light Is Good
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light feminine to Rei's dark feminine.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: It's pointed out that while Usagi's father initially doesn't like Mamoru very much the two of them are strikingly similar.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: In Act 1 of the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, newly-transformed Usagi stammers on introducing herself until her cat Luna Invokes this by meowing at the moon to prompt her.
  • Loser Protagonist: Especially in the anime. When she is not being the Magical Girl who saves everyone, Usagi is a poor student (it's a wonder she made it to high school by the time the Dark Moon Circus arc begins), clumsy and a crybaby.
  • Lovable Coward: Especially in the first season, where she is constantly dodging and getting scared easily by the monsters' attacks.
  • Love Freak: Comes from her gaining power from The Power of Love.
  • Lunacy: One of her powers.
  • Magical Girl
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Usagi/Sailor Moon is the Trope Codifier... and the Goddess of this Trope.
  • Magnetic Hero
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: A less used secondary power, Sailor Moon can cry to the point where it becomes ultrasonic waves, shattering glass, stunning enemies and rendering weaker ones unconscious. Since her odango barrettes glow when she does this, its ambiguous whether the power is hers or a function of her Hair Decorations.
  • Mama Bear: Woe betide whoever tries to harm her Kid from the Future. And her true love. And her friends. Especially in the case of Manga Usagi, who's a lot less forgiving than her anime counterpart.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: She always offers her life or the Silver Crystal to try solving problems.
  • Messianic Archetype: Sailor Moon is the one who can and will save the world.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsukino Usagi -> tsuki no usagi -> "rabbit of the moon" -> Moon Rabbit
    • Her English name "Serena" comes from "Serenity", the name of both her true mother and her own past and future self. It is also a reference to Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon and lover of the prince Endymion.
  • Motor Mouth: Usagi talks a lot and very quickly. Her mouth tends to get her into a lot of trouble.
  • Mukokuseki
  • Naughty Is Good: Start of the manga and anime in general (specially the first series and Stars).
  • Nice Girl: One of the friendliest, most compassionate heroes. Even Rei says she's this.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Sailor Moon is looked up to and relied on by many people around the world, especially Chibi-Usa before she finds out who Sailor Moon really is. That being said, the Guardians often make her the butt of their jokes, and often criticize Usagi for being lazy, naďve and ditzy.
  • Not a Morning Person: She does wake up. Just not in time and not so easily.
  • Ocular Gushers: They don't call her "Crybaby Usagi" for nothing, especially in the title of the first episode, and if you call her "odango-atama" (roughly translates to "dumpling/bun head."), which she later embraces as a term of endearment, though only when it comes out of Mamoru's mouth.
  • Odango Hair: Her hairstyle, which earns her the nickname "dumpling-head" ("meatball-head" in the Canadian dub, "bun-head" in the Kodansha manga translation and the VIZ dub). Usagi's buns-combined-with-Girlish Pigtails look has become extremely iconic, and it's made her one of the most recognizable characters in anime.
  • Official Couple: With Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask. They are the main canon romantic pairing of the series and the story generally centers on them.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: A high school student who just happens to be a reincarnated princess and a Sailor Guardian.
  • The Paragon
  • Physical God: In the manga, since to recap, she can undo the mass destruction Metalia wrecked at the end of the first arc, can revive the dead, and destroy entire planets.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her Moon princess dress, the disguise wedding dress in one episode, and another disguise dress to get into a party that even came with a Parasol of Prettiness.
  • Plucky Girl: Usagi/Sailor Moon could be the Trope Codifier. She is incredibly optimistic, hopeful and determined.
  • The Pollyanna: To a degree, in the anime.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In the manga, her hair grows even more after she first transforms into Princess Serenity.
  • Power Strain Blackout: She usually faints or at least collapses and loses her Super form after using her Rainbow Moon Heartache attack in the S series, although that restriction on her Super form doesn't apply during SuperS, probably because she's using a power source other than the Holy Grail in that series. She also has this problem in the first few episodes of Stars, when she first tries to become Eternal Sailor Moon, and like with SuperS, the problem disappears once that becomes her default form when the Animamates start appearing.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Sailor Moon's uniform consists of red (or pink-red), white and blue.
  • Promotion to Parent: Very weird variation, since the child she's taking care of is her own Kid from the Future.
  • Prophetic Names: "Tsukino Usagi" is a Japanese homophone for "rabbit of the moon" (the Japanese equivalent of the Man in the Moon).
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Sailor Moon is the first to receive new Special Attacks and Super Modes. In the anime, she is also the only one to reach the Eternal Form.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: At one point, she loses the ability to use her Moon Tiara Action spell; it's because she subconsciously doesn't want to be Sailor Moon anymore.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes
  • Rapunzel Hair: Down to her knees at least, even in her human guise. Especially long in the manga and in Crystal, where after she first transforms into Princess Serenity her hair grows down to the floor almost overnight. The other Guardians have to give her an emergency haircut because there's just so much of it. Luna says this transformation is an effect of her body remembering her past life.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In the manga, when the group finally meets Neo-Queen Serenity, she looks as though she may be 18–20 years old, it really does sink in until you find out that Chibi-Usa is 900 years old.
  • Reincarnation Romance: She and Mamoru are destined soul mates who have fallen in love for many lifetimes.
    Usagi to Mamoru: Even if we're reborn again and again, I know that I'll meet you. And I know for certain that we'll fall in love...all over again.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Sailor Moon's first attack is throwing her tiara to target and eliminate the enemy.
    • In Sailor Stars, after she becomes Eternal Sailor Moon and loses her tiara, she throws a pizza instead.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Mamoru's Savvy Guy, only in the anime.
  • Shipper on Deck: Rei/Yuuichirou, Haruka/Michiru, Chibi-Usa/Helios, Motoki/Reika, Ami/Urawa and Naru/ Umino fangirl.
  • Skewed Priorities: Just putting it mildly.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: The most frequent victim of this. Over the course of the anime, she's accidentally kicked a closed door, had her face scratched by Luna, had Seiza Squirm invoked on her, took countless volleyballs to the face, one of which knocked her tooth out
  • Something About a Rose: In Sailor Moon Crystal, apart from being Usagi's favored Flower Motif, Art Nouveau roses in multiple hues appear during her heroic moments. A spray of red roses caps off her Transformation Sequence, and while she issues her In the Name of the Moon speech, various shades of them frame her hand, pattern the floor and ornament the crescent moon of her backdrop.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask.
  • Stepford Smiler: While she generally is a cheerful girl, she becomes a Stepford Smiler in Stars, to not let the others know that Mamoru hasn't contacted her after he left abroad. Even worse in the manga, because Galaxia takes Mamoru's Star Seed right in front of her eyes and she spends a good deal of the time blocking the event out of her mind.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Queen Serenity, her mother in her past life, looks like a silver-haired, Older and Wiser Usagi.
  • Super Gullible: In the first season finale, the DD girls create an illusion of a captured Tuxedo Mask, causing Usagi to run toward it. After the trap is exposed, they create the same illusion again... and Usagi does the same thing.
    Sailor Mars: Yeah, right. Do you really think she's (Sees Sailor Moon running toward the illusion) stupid enough to fall for it AGAIN?''
    Sailor Moon: But what if it really is him this time?
  • Super Mode: Super Sailor Moon is S.
  • Super Senses: Sailor Moon's odango Hair Decorations can amplify her hearing which once caused her to pick up the sound of her friend Naru's cries for help.
  • Sweet Tooth: Especially in the anime. Usagi loves to pig out on cakes.
  • Take a Third Option: In the anime, she always uses The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship as an alternative. In the manga, not so much.
  • Technical Pacifist: In the anime, she refuses to fight to kill when her enemy is an actual person. In the last season, she refuses to fight both Nehelenia early on, and later refuses to fight Galaxia/Chaos even after being handed the Sword of Sealing by the Light of Hope. The craziest thing? Both times, it works.
    • Though she did end up killing a few more-or-less human enemies through the 90s anime. It was unintentional in a few cases, but not all of them.
  • Terrible Artist: Much to her chagrin.
  • Theme Naming: Tsukino (Usagi) = Moon. "Tsukino Usagi" is a homophone for "Rabbit of the Moon" in Japanese. (While the kanji of her name literally translates into "moon field rabbit," no is also a particle that works much like the English "of.") The "rabbit" refers to a Japanese folktale which states that a rabbit lives on the moon pounding mochi.)
  • This Loser Is You: She's gentle, compassionate, selfless and friendly. She's also clumsy, lazy, childish and spoiled. And her friends and love interest, much as they love her, aren't shy about lampshading the trope frequently.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: One of each in the Anime and Manga versions.
    • Manga: Girly Girl to Seiya's Tomboy.
    • Anime: Tomboy to Naru's Girly Girl, despite not being that boyish.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several, actually, both in the anime and in the manga.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sweets. Especially cakes and ice cream.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In the manga, she's had her love interest turned evil and had to kill him in the first arc, and in the last one, had to watch him and the rest of her teammates get killed by Sailor Galaxia. Then after that have to destroy the bracelet puppeted bodies Galaxia stuffed said teammates starseeds in. In the anime, said love interest was Brainwashed and Crazy and she only got to him after her friends were killed, and then HE died and so did she in the end. In the last one she believed said love interest was too busy overseas when he was actually dead, saw several of her teammates die at the hands of Galaxia, learned about the boyfriend's death, and was very traumatised by the cruel gambit that two teammates pulled to try take down Galaxia (including the deaths of her remaining 'mates), only for them to fail and die too. Galaxia did not pull any punches in her attempt to break her in any continuity, yikes.
  • Tsundere: A downplayed Type B. She's a really sweet and friendly girl, but when she has to deal with Mamoru she reveals a short-tempered side.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rei in the anime. Exemplified best in Sailor Stars. Despite all their bickering throughout the series, it's Rei who Usagi rushes to when the the Inner Guardians are about to die.
  • Vocal Evolution: Kotono Mitsuishi's Role Reprisal as Usagi in Sailor Moon Crystal sees her use a high-pitched younger voice that recalls her role as Suite Pretty Cure ♪'s Hummy.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Wacky Parent to Chibiusa's Serious Child, though Chibiusa is technically Usagi's future daughter.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Usagi is very naďve and idealistic by nature, so much that she seems to be a dreamer with her head in the clouds.

     Chibi-Usa/Sailor Chibi Moon 

Chibi-Usa/Rini - Sailor Chibi Moon

Voiced by: Kae Araki (first anime), Misato Fukuen (Crystal) (Japanese), Tracey Hoyt (DiC), Stephanie Beard (Cloverway), Sandy Fox (Viz) (English), Cristina Hernandez (Latin American Spanish, normal), Vanessa Garcel (Latin American Spanish, movies), Úrsula Bezerra (Brazilian Portuguese), Fernanda Figueiredo (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Ai Miyakawa, Mao Kawasaki, Tamaki Dia Shirai, Natsumi Takenaka, Ayano Gunji, Arisu Izawa, Kasumi Takabatake, Noël Miyazaki (Noeru Kariya), Aisha Yamamoto, Nanami Ōta, Mao Ōno, Mina Horita, Moe Ōsaki, Kokoro Kuge, Airi Kanda

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"Guardian of Love and Justice, the pretty sailor suited soldier in training, Sailor Chibi Moon! In the name of the future moon, I'll punish you!"

Usagi and Mamoru's bratty Kid from the Future who travels to the 20th century to steal Usagi's Silver Crystal. She takes after her mother in most ways and generally behaves like an odd sort of Annoying Younger Sibling to her, but underneath the constant bickering and whining, it's apparent that the two really do care about each other. After departing for the future at the end of the second season, she returns for the third and fourth, this time a few years older and on a peaceful mission to train as a Sailor Guardian.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: In the anime, expect her to become a Butt Monkey as soon as she gets into a fight. The first time she tried using her Pink Sugar Heart Attack says it all. In the manga, there were a number of side comics that dealt with her fighting a number of bad guys alongside of Sailor Moon and occasionally Sailor Venus. These were usually very goofy villains, like a spirit who got power from cavity pains.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the manga she had legitimate attacks. In the anime, her one attack in S didn't work half the time, and the rest of the time it hurt the monster only as much as a hard spanking. By Super S she lost any attacks at all and her only power was transforming and having the ability to call Pegasus.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Falls in love with Helios who initially appears as Pegasus. Also, she briefly bonds with Reika over a fondness for horses.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Not as much as Usagi, though.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits, just like Usagi.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Usagi, despite actually being her Kid from the Future.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the Marine Cathedral, after Eudial snatches the talismans away from the Guardians and causes a wall of flames to trap them, Chibi-Usa and Mamoru arrive in the nick of time by way of crashing through a stained glass window. She then uses her Luna-P to extinguish the flames.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: At her worst. More in the anime, but the manga version wasn't above everything.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Moon prism power, make up!", "Moon crisis, make up!", "Pink Moon crystal power, make up! (manga)"
  • Character Development: In the anime, she was more mature in S than she had been in R. By Super S, however, she was Wise Beyond Her Years to the point of being more mature than the other Guardians, her friends, and even adult characters-of-the-day.
  • Character Exaggeration: Chibi-Usa in the manga is noticeably less bratty and more shy than her anime version, though also having more genuine power.
  • Cheerful Child: At her best. She's usually more of a Mouthy Kid.
  • Creepy Child: Occasionally, particularly in her first appearance.
  • Cute Witch: She's time-traveled from the future for unspecified training, and her powers are mostly trickery rather than anything useful for fighting.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In the anime, she stole Usagi's brooch under the reasoning that a ditz like Usagi didn't deserve to be Sailor Moon and decided to take the Silver Crystal inside back to the future. Only thing she ends up doing is getting the Inner Sailors captured and Usagi giving her a What the Hell, Hero?.
  • Electra Complex: She's attracted to a literal younger version of her father. She later grows out of it after she meets Helios.
  • Expy: Pink-haired princess of a magical kingdom, who magically makes her adopted parents (or in this case, her maternal grandparents and uncle) think she's their daughter (or niece/cousin)? Sounds a lot like Magical Princess Minky Momo... (As a bonus, Momo's magical rod looks a lot like the one Moon has in Super-S.)
  • Fear of Thunder: Like mother, like daughter. Though in her case it's played more seriously since, in the anime, she panics so much during a storm that she tries to come back to the future and starts crying when it doesn't work, causing quite the physical phenomenons around her and releasing a huge Pillar of Light that reveals her whereabouts to the Black Moon.
  • Generation Xerox: In the anime, Mamoru openly points out that she and Usagi are very similar personality wise.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Pink and pointy.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: She wears her hair in exaggerated odangos just like Usagi.
  • Immortal Immaturity: In the manga.
  • Interspecies Romance: She falls in love with a unicorn. Or better said, a guy who appears to her first as a winged unicorn, and even in human form has a sort-of horn in his head.
  • In the Name of the Moon: "For love and justice, I am a sailor-suited pretty soldier in training: Sailor Chibi-Moon! In the name of the future moon, I will punish you!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can definitely be a pain in the rear, and even went as far as drugging Usagi in the R season so that she could have easy access to the Silver Crystal. On the other hand, it can't be denied her friendship with Hotaru and willingness to protect her (including nearly taking an attack that would've definitely killed her) is nothing short of caring.
  • Joke Character: As a fighter, especially in the anime. She starts to get a lot more powerful later in the manga, even able to collect her own team of Guardians and help Sailor Moon fight Galaxia. Granted she can't help in the final battle, owing to her dad's past self dying and erasing her from existence, but she still saves Sailor Moon's life.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: She is very popular among the young viewers in Japan.
  • Kid from the Future: Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion's daughter. Her real name is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity Tsukino. She liked the nickname Chibi-Usa so much, she added that to it as well.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light feminine to Hotaru's dark feminine. This could be considered a subversion, however, considering what Chibi-Usa is....
  • Little Miss Badass: In the manga, where she's legitimately more powerful.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Towards Usagi.
  • MacGuffin Girl: In the anime, turns out the Silver Crystal she was trying to find? Inside her the entire time.
  • Mega Twintails: Much wider than most pigtails in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: Shares the name of Tsukino Usagi, so she also represents the Moon Rabbit. Her nickname "Chibi-Usa" means "little rabbit", too.
    • Her English name "Rini" is a diminutive of "Serenity," after her mother Neo-Queen Serenity (who in turn is named after her mother from her past incarnation).
  • More Than Mind Control: When she's turned into Black Lady.
  • Mouthy Kid: Towards Usagi in the anime.
  • Nom de Mom: Three times over. Possibly subverted in that she might be just using Tsukino as her last name since she is pretending to be Usagi's cousin. It's also pretty clear that the Moon Kingdom and Neo Tokyo are matriarchies, meaning King Endymion probably took Serenity's name anyway.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: In the manga, much of her own personal angst derives from the fact that she has not been able to physically age since she was a toddler. Fortunately for her, after spending a lot of time with Usagi and Co. in the past and after tons of training, she appears to be 12-13 years old around the final arc of the manga. The anime seems to have cut this plot point out entirely and just presents her as a regular little girl.
  • Odango Hair: Hers are shaped like rabbit ears, in keeping with her rabbit motif.
  • Overly Long Name: Her real name is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity Tsukino (we don't know what possessed Usagi into giving her such a name). She liked the nickname Chibi-Usa so much, she added that to it as well.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Sailor Chibi Moon's fuku always has pink, not to mention that her hair is pink.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: In the manga, after Pluto's death, Chibi-Usa is able to de-brainwash herself and transform from a powerless toddler into a 12-year-old Sailor Chibi-Moon.
  • The Prankster: On Usagi.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Her Guardian outfit. Her princess outfit is also pink, but not in the 90's anime.
  • Puppy Love: With Helios/Pegasus, who has the looks of a 12-year-old.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In the manga, Chibi-Usa is much older than her anime counterpart. Justified that her birth took place eight years after the beginning of the Sailor Moon storyline.
  • Shrinking Violet: Has some shades of this in the manga.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Though she's actually Usagi's Kid from the Future, she and Usagi act like vitriolic siblings; they poke and bother each other, but are very mutually protective when push comes to shove.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Became this during Super S, where the show is more about her than Usagi.
  • Super-Cute Super-Powers: Her "Pink Sugar Heart Attack" is every bit as feminine as it sounds.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Black Lady.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding and pancakes.
  • Tsundere: A distinctly non-romantic variant, but she's definitely a hard tsun type in R. To give an example, when she's trying to convince Usagi to go rescue Mamoru during the R movie, she whips out a handgun and shoots her in the face. note 
    • Whereas in Super S, she's at her most dere.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Only in the Original Dub version, when she's flanderized into acting more bratty than she actually is. (While kinda bratty in the original anime, she was nowhere that bad save for very counted times.) Then again, in her defense, she does eventually grow out of this... especially after the following trope takes place. In the R season of the anime, she had a habit of blithely running off and getting Sailor Moon and the Guardians into major trouble when they try to get her out of whatever situation she'd gotten herself into. And she still didn't deem Usagi worthy of possessing the Silver Moon Crystal Brooch and steals it from her, leading to the What the Hell, Hero? moment below.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Serious Child to Usagi's Wacky Parent, though Chibiusa is technically Usagi's future daughter.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gets a huge one from Usagi in R, when the Inner Guardians are captured by Rubeus after she foolishly steals Usagi's brooch containing the Silver Crystal and attempts to return to the future, preventing Usagi - the most powerful member of the team - from being able to transform and come to her aid when Rubeus comes after her. When this happens, the usually forgiving Usagi is so angry that she has to be stopped by Mamoru from beating Chibi-Usa:
    Usagi: Chibi-Usa, you... you're such an idiot! Now they've been captured and it's all your fault!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in this case.

Inner Guardians

     Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury 

Ami Mizuno/Amy - Sailor Mercury

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (first anime), Hisako Kanemoto (Crystal) (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
Portrayed in the musicals by: Ayako Morino, Yukiko Miyagawa, Hisano Akamine, Mariya Izawa, Chieko Ochi, Manami Wakayama, Miyabi Matsuuchi

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"Guardian of Water and Knowledge, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Mercury! Douse yourself in water, and repent!"

Ami, the first Sailor Guardian to join Sailor Moon in her fight, is a kind but insecure prodigy renowned for her genius intellect. Although she's timid and tends to obsess over her grades, she's a loyal friend and a worthy addition to the team. Her sharp mind and analytical abilities make her the strategist of the Inner Guardians.

  • Badass Adorable: Her sweetness can't be denied. As for the badass part, she is a Guardian 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 Guardians, 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 Guardians 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 Guardians are confronted by a boy in a towel, she can be seen peeking through her hands.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and matching blue eyes.
  • Cute Bookworm: Just look at her picture!
  • The Cutie: She's a sweetheart and pretty adorable.
  • 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 '90s 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: She tries very hard to be good at everything in school.
  • 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.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She is a kind girl, but that doesn't mean that she can't be resourceful in fights and get angry at enemies.
  • Ice Magic Is Water: Sailor Mercury's attacks have included not only water and ice but even bubbles and mist. This helps differentiate her from Sailor Neptune, who had ocean based water powers.
  • Idiot Ball: On the "Snow White Play" episode of the original anime, she decides to inform everyone in the stage that "[she's] the one with the highest grades on the national exams, Sailor Mercury!" Too bad no one pays attention.
  • 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 Canadian 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.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She's kindhearted and cats are her favorite animal, which shows up in her interactions with Luna.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Type 4.
  • Lady of War: Mercury becomes this after gaining her water blast attacks and going Musical Assassin with Mercury Aqua Rhapsody.
  • 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.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Until befriending the other Sailors she had a hard time making friends because others thought her inherent shyness was her being snobby.
  • 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: The characters used to write "Ami" can be read as "Asian beauty," and the "Mizu" in "Mizuno" means "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.
  • Musical Assassin: When she uses her Mercury Aqua Rhapsody which takes the form of a water harp.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: She's very intelligent and rather beautiful.
  • Nice Girl: One of her more defining traits. She is usually the most patient of the Inner Guardians, and always willing to help the people around her in any way she can. That said, Beware the Nice Ones is definitely in effect.
  • 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: The least talkative of the Sailors.
  • 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. Also, she is capable of fixing a car. She is able to swim at least as well as Michiru, and actually held back to avoid offending her. She has, on occasion, written lyrics for instrumental music she likes. Also she fights monsters in her spare time.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's very quiet and withdrawn until she meets Usagi.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Former poster child of this trope.
  • Skewed Priorities: Sometimes, she puts studying before saving the world from destruction.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps
  • Take That, Audience!: The first page from the "Ami's First Love" manga has her saying: "Stop reading manga and begin studying!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to her, her favorite food is sandwiches, since she can still read while eating them.
  • 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.
  • Wrench Wench: An episode in the SuperS season of the 90s anime has her helping a man fix his car.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark blue.

     Rei Hino/Sailor Mars 

Rei Hino/Raye - Sailor Mars

Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa (first anime), Rina Sato (Crystal) (Japanese), Katie Griffin (DiC and Cloverway), Emilie Claire Barlow (DiC, eps 66-82), Cristina Vee (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
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hiroko Nakayama, Misako Iwana (Misako Kotani), Asuka Umemiya, Hiromi Sakai, Eri Kanda, Megumi Yoshida, Aiko Kawasaki, Risa Honma, Kaon Nanaki

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"Guardian of Flame and Passion, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Mars! In the name of Mars, I will chastise you!"

A shrine maiden at Hikawa Shrine who possesses potent psychic abilities in addition to her powers as a Sailor Guardian. Her personality varies wildly from one adaptation to the next, but in all versions she's a dedicated fighter and one of Usagi's closest friends, despite the occasional animosity between the two.

  • Action Girl: Is usually one of the first ones to charge into a fight. She definitely has the skills to back it up and has destroyed several monsters on her own, even without transforming once.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: 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 sheen.
  • 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: More like Adaptational Anti-Heroism. She may be one of the heroines, but Rei seems more abusive towards her friends in the anime than in the manga, especially in the first season of the former. It's even worse in the DiC dub where Rei (or Raye as she is called in that dub) makes no qualms about wanting to kick Serena out of the Sailor Scouts and take over as the leader.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Implied to be bisexual 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.
  • Anti-Hero: Not so much in the original Japanese anime or in the manga, but certainly in the DiC 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.
  • Archer Archetype: Rei fits this very well in the manga. She is slender, elegant, smart, stoic, accustomed to being alone, and from the upper class. While she isn't anywhere near as stoic in the 90s anime, and she isn't stated to come from a wealthy family, it is made clear that she initially had no respect for Usagi as a fellow Guardian.
  • Asian Rune Chant: One of her powers, used in her "Akuryou Taisan'' and "Fire Soul Bird" attacks.
  • 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.
  • The Bully: A subtle example in the first season of the 90s 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 DiC dub (while she quarrels with Usagi in the original Japanese and the Viz Media dub, 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.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In the first season of the 90s anime, Rei split a youma in half with a folding chair. Then there is also her Paper Talismans, which she can use to subdue enemies as Rei or Sailor Mars.
  • 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.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the 90s anime and the live-action. She is just as heroic, self-sacrificing, and steadfastly dedicated to defending the world and Princess Serenity as any other Sailor Guardians, if not moreso. She is also good at giving advice to her fellow Guardians, and listening to their problems. That being said, she is bossy, conceited, hypercritical, enjoys ridiculing Usagi (and sometimes the other Guardians), treats Yuuichirou like crap despite his generosity towards her, and even made a little girl who idolized her cry.
    • In the live-action, she is empathetic and more gentle with children, but is antisocial and initially refuses to work alongside her fellow Guardians, which angers Makoto.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She has purple hair in the manga, Crystal and the latest Sera Myu, and in the three incarnations she is a graceful Ojou and her femininity is part of her character. Purple is also her secondary color and she has Purple Eyes as well.
  • 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.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In the Nehellenia arc of the StarS season, Sailor Mars kills Nehellenia's mirror image without the arrow touching Sailor Neptune, whom Nehellenia was holding directly in front of her to stop Mars from attacking. All this after Mars and Neptune had taken a beating from Nehellenia's mirror image. Neptune herself was awestruck by Mars's incredible precision.
  • 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: In the 90s anime, she can be downright nasty sometimes, especially to Usagi.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Sure she can be a bitch and an unsympathetic bully towards Usagi, but sometimes she's merely frustrated for having to put up with Usagi goofing off so much in the beginning. This fades away in the second season, though.
  • 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. Even in the 90s anime, her attacks have a certain kind of grace to them, while still being very powerful.
  • The Lancer: To Usagi in the anime. In the manga, she's The Lancer to The Lancer (Minako). They argue 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 Guardians, particularly Usagi and Ami. But she is actually nice to her classmates, and then she becomes nicer (though still Hot-Blooded) to the Guardians. 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 given name is written in katakana, but sounds the same as the words meaning "cool," "spirit," or "companion." The "Hi" of her last name means "fire." Her full name sounds the same as the Japanese phrase hi no rei, meaning "spirit of fire".
  • 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, live-action and Crystal, where she's more of a calm Aloof Dark-Haired Girl, but played straight in the 90's anime where her temper is just as fiery as her abilities.
  • Playing with Fire: Well, obviously.
  • Please Wake Up: Despite that she is usually very mean to Usagi, that does not stop her from being quite saddened when she tearfully tries to wake up Usagi/Sailor Moon after she sacrificed her life to stop a meteorite by shaking her, but to no avail.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "I'll punish you in high heels!"
  • Proud Beauty: In the 90s anime, Rei knows that her looks are admired by many, many people, and she boasts about her beauty many times. In one SuperS episode, she got front cover of a magazine for her beauty and she basked in all the attention she got, and even rubbed it in the faces of the other Guardians. In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, her beauty gains her many admirers (especially Usagi), but she is somewhat more indifferent to her good looks.
  • Purple Eyes: She has purple eyes and psychic powers.
  • 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: Her hair goes past her waist.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Crosses with Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette, with the way some people regard her.
  • Relative Button: The first time in the 90s anime that she snapped at Usagi was when Usagi questioned whether her grandfather was behind the disappearances of schoolgirls. Also, she gained her "Burning Mandala" attack when Koan targeted her grandfather, and she sent Koan running.
  • The Smart Girl: Served this role alongside Ami in the original manga.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: In the manga and the live-action, she is aloof, cynical and sarcastic, but kind to children and a loyal Guardian who is deeply grateful for her True Companions. Downplayed in Sailor Moon Crystal, where she is more of a Shrinking Violet, and outright averted in the 90s anime, where she is a hot-tempered Tsundere.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Minako's Tomboy in the manga.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fugu blowfish.
  • Tsundere: In the 90s anime. She started quite tsuntsun, became 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 Guardians, 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 Guardians to shout her name without an honorific attached.

     Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter 

Makoto Kino/Lita - Sailor Jupiter

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (first anime), Ami Koshimizu (Crystal) (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
Portrayed in the musicals by: Kanoko (Noriko Kamiyama), Marie Sada, Kiwako Kanou (Takako Inayoshi), Emika Satou, Akari Tonegawa, Chiho, Emi Kuriyama, Yuriko Hayashi, Ayano Sugimoto, Kaori Sakata, Mai Watanabe, Yu Takahashi

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"Guardian of Thunder and Courage, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Jupiter! I'll make you feel so much regret, it'll leave you numb!"

Despite her brawny appearance and terrifying reputation, Makoto is a friendly, nurturing girl who enjoys traditionally feminine pursuits like cooking in addition to fighting and working out. Often seen pining for her old sempai, who rejected her in the days before she transferred to Usagi and Ami's school. She's the strongest of the Inner Guardians, and it shows.

  • 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 '90s anime and recursively, later manga art, it's brown. Sailor Moon Crystal takes the middle ground by giving her light auburn hair.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Horses are listed among her likes.
  • 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 Guardians, especially Usagi and Ami. She also destroyed multiple youma without Usagi's help, and attacked Nehellenia herself, while the other Guardians were tag-teaming against Nehellenia's mirror images. She is also often the first Guardian to attack a monster.
  • Big Bra to Fill: Sailor Jupiter, by far the most "talented" guardian 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.
  • Bi the Way: Though she protests, her crush on Haruka is in no way inhibited by learning she's a girl.
  • Bokukko: Uses male pronouns and is one of the more tomboyish Sailors.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's got quite the, ahem, "talent."
  • Bully Hunter: Took out three bullies who threatened Serena/Usagi. Also, if Ami hadn't begged her to stop, she would've attacked some students picking on her.
  • 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: She joins the cooking club at school.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Has her moments, though not nearly as frequently as Usagi does.
  • Contralto of Danger: Makoto has a deeper (but still feminine) voice than the rest of the Inner Guardians, and is the tallest and strongest out of them, and a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Usually Played for Laughs; she accidentally knocks Mamoru out while choking him for information about Motoki's girlfriend, and sends poor Ami to the ground (complete with a red handprint) with a friendly clap on the back.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: Her introductory story shows her eating lunch alone after transferring to Juuban because the other students are scared of her. Fortunately, the state of affairs doesn't last long once Usagi notices her.
  • 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.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In her anime debut, she curb-stomped three brawny men, left a bruise on Zoisite's face, and threw the Monster of the Week over her head. All of this was before she got her Guardian powers.
  • 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 her height and stature, her curly reddish hair, and the long skirt of her Transfer Student Uniform are all designed to make her look like a female 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: "Makoto" is a unisex name, which is fitting since she's a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • Gentle Giant: She's not the bully she appears to be at all, despite being unusually tall for a girl her age.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In the manga, while bound by an induced Epiphanic Prison, Makoto questions whether she really wants to be a Guardian. She gets slapped and told off by her own Crystal Guardian, and is only given her Jupiter Crystal when she realizes that protecting Sailor Moon and her fellow Guardians is her true dream.
  • 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 this. Makoto loves cooking and shopping and is the most boy-crazy of all the other girls, and is easily the best figure skater out of them.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Makoto is a sweet girl and has a motherly demeanor, but if you try to hurt her friends, you better run.
  • Green Eyes: Matches her Jupiter look.
  • Green Thumb: In the manga, some of her attacks revolve around plants, e.g. Coconut Cyclone. Also, Jupiter Oak Evolution is an attack mostly involving oak leaves
  • 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.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Like all of the Inner Guardians, she had no friends and was ostracized by her peers until she became Usagi's friend and fellow Guardian.
  • 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:
    • The "Ki" in "Kino" means "wood" or "tree." Her given name is written in hiragana, but sounds like the word for "sincerity"; her full name sounds the same as the Japanese phrase "sincerity of wood."
    • She got her Canadian dub name "Lita" because it is similar to "lightning", her other elemental power. It also sounds like a variation of "Leda", which is 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 DiC 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 though she's taller than the other Guardians, she borders on 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 and somewhat hot-tempered demeanor, Makoto is a caring, encouraging mother/big sister figure to the Sailor Team and would never hurt somebody unprovoked. An episode in the SuperS 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.
  • Precision F-Strike: In Makoto's debut in the manga, when a ghost bride possessed Motoki to trick her into falling in love with him, she lets one out and hoists the ghost over her head before transforming for the first time.
    • She also does this twice in the live action.
  • Running Gag: In the 90s 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. She isn't actually over 5'8", but she is considered unusually tall for a schoolgirl. Unfortunately, most simply see her as a Huge Schoolgirl.
  • Supreme Chef: Aspires to one day own her very own bakery.
  • Team Chef: Cooks for the other Guardians 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, a very talented ice skater, and an aspiring florist and baker (in the English version, she wants to own her own restaurant and cook there).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meatloaf and cherry pie (though she does love all foods).
  • 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: Mostly in the live-action, where her abandonment issues are actually a plot point and a turning point in her Character Development.
  • 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: Even though she's consistently built up as a strong fighter, Jupiter is typically the first one to lose a fight against the new villain or rival Guardians. In the manga, she even gets decked by one of her own teammates after being brainwashed by Dark Endymion.

     Minako Aino/Sailor Venus 

Minako Aino/Mina - Sailor V/Sailor Venus

Voiced by: Rika Fukami (first anime), Shizuka Ito (Crystal) (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
Portrayed in the musicals by: Nana Suzuki, Chidzuru Soya, Kanatsu Nakaya, Akiko Miyazawa, Yumi Otani, Nao Inada, Yuki Nakamura, Ayumi Murata, Mizuki Watanabe, Momoko Shibuya, Erika, Shiori Sakata

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

"Guardian of Love and Beauty, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Venus! In the name of Love, I will punish you!"

Though she joins the team last, Minako has been active as a Sailor Guardian for quite some time using the alias of "Sailor V". She served as the leader of the Inner Guardians during the Silver Millennium and currently continues in that role, second only to Sailor Moon. Her ditziness and wacky antics belie an incredibly strong and capable Heartbroken Badass.

She was the first character in the franchise to be created, originally starring in a 1991 one-shot that would eventually become the prequel manga Codename: Sailor V, which was published alongside the Sailor Moon manga.

  • The Ace: In the manga, she is by far the most experienced Sailor Guardian due to awakening and fighting on her own for a full year before the others. It shows in her battle skills, and she's the Guardian who Usagi aspires to be like.
  • Action Girl: A notable example in a series full of action girls. She had been an Action Girl for a year before the rest of the Inner Guardians, singlehandedly taking out dozens of youma as Sailor V.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: She's not without a sense of humor in the manga, but in The '90s anime, she often acts outright goofy in her civilian life, with things like her malapropisms and boy-craziness serving as running gags.
  • Alternate Character Reading: The kanji that make up her given name, "Minako", can also be read as "bi-na-su"... which is pronounced very much like "Venus".
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's quite boy crazy, but the manga and live action have a large amount of Les Yay between her and Rei.
  • 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.
  • Animal Motifs: Minako particularly likes birds, which are heavily associated with love and the goddess Venus/Aphrodite.
  • The Artifact: In the manga, her hair ribbon is a Tragic Keepsake from her first love. This backstory does not carry into the 90s anime or the live action, but the ribbon remains as an iconic element of her character design.
  • 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: As Sailor V, she always dispatched youma on her own. As Sailor Venus, she is the leader of the four Guardian Senshi and the wielder of the Holy Sword, and in the manga she single-handedly kills both Zoisite and Queen Beryl.
    • 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 realizes that she'll always choose duty over love 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..
  • 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 Guardians, and immensely powerful and athletic. She even scares the villains by being such a big Plucky Girl when her berserk buttons are pushed.
    • In the Stars arc of the manga, The Three Lights learn this the hard way when Minako, who had previously been talking about doing the regular high school thing and finding a boyfriend after the battle was over and Mercury and Jupiter were brought back, all but gives them a death threat if they don't give up their identities to 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's a capable strategist with the benefit of an extra year of combat experience to call upon.
  • Broken Ace: In the live action. She's pretty, famous, and the best and most professional of the Guardians. However, she's dying and she's distracting herself by plunging into her duties as a Guardian. In the manga, she is the most powerful and experienced of the Inner Sailor Guardians, The Strategist and The Leader, and the one that Usagi looks up to the most but only became this way through her eye-opening stint as Sailor V. She started fighting crime and killing monsters when she was 13, and was the first to learn about the Moon Kingdom's past.
  • Broken Bird: She's got quite a difficult past in all versions, but especially in the live-action where on top of everything else she's dying of a terminal illness.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Even without her powers, Minako is still a highly capable fighter.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In the SuperS 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.
  • Bully Hunter: Back in her Sailor V days, she would drop whatever she was doing (no matter if she ended up in trouble) to stop bullies, treating them barely different from youmas (the difference being in that she didn't kill them).
  • 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.
  • The Chains of Commanding: In the manga, Minako struggles under the isolation and pressure of leading the Sailor Guardians. It comes to a head when she temporarily loses her powers as Sailor Venus. She falls into a depression and has an existential crisis because she sees her life as meaningless if she cannot be Sailor Venus, The Leader of the Sailor Guardians. It culminates in her lashing out at Usagi, Ami, Rei and Makoto when they gush about the Outer Guardians, feeling as if her fellow Guardians would rather be led by the Outers than her. It's understandable, as she did see her beloved Serenity and fellow Guardians die in battle under her leadership in the previous lifetime, and blames herself entirely for the fall of the Moon Kingdom.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Among many other feats of superhuman athleticism, Minako can leap onto Usagi's balcony without transforming (that means with nothing but her own strength), can send The Big Gal flying across a room with one kick (also untransformed), and not only survive excruciating attacks from the generals of the Big Bad but proceed to outrun a car. Even after running herself ragged trying to two-time Tigers Eye and Hawks Eye at the same time, even to the point where she outright collapses in the middle of the road, she has enough energy a few minutes later to tear through metal manacles and kick their butts for attacking her.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In the manga and live action. In the manga, Minako has no qualms kicking the crap out of her own brainwashed teammate. In the live action, she distances herself from the other Guardians 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 Guardian franchise.
  • Cool Loser: Slightly. In the anime, she is disliked by her peers, who see her as stuck-up and aloof and trying to imitate Sailor V. The truth of the matter is, she is Sailor V, and is simply too busy for a social life.
  • 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 after he had just defeated Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter.
  • 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: She became Sailor V at the tender age of 13 and was forced to deal with the harsher side of saving the world, including killing the man she loved when she realized he was the Big Bad. Her life hasn't been purely hellish, but it hasn't been easy either.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Out of all the other Guardians, Minako gets the most episodes focused on her in the first anime, 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 Guardians 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 brainwashed Makoto across the room, and can use the Flash Step. 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 Guardians, fainted instantly after that, although the massive quantity of energy drinks Minako had just consumed also probably had something to do with it); 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 monster into a concrete column, scaring away the other monster.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Happens to all in the manga, but she's the most notable by going through it twice: first, her transformation goes from the relatively weak Sailor V to the much stronger first Sailor Venus form by recovering her memories of the Silver Millennium and her dedication to Princess Serenity (and may have become much stronger even in normal form, as it's only after this that she demonstrates the Flash Step); later, in the Dream arc, she overcomes Nehellenia's seal on her powers and becomes Super Sailor Venus when Artemis, her partner, has his illumination (as Minako had it long before).
    • She's also the most notable in the live action for going through this twice. The first one mirrors the Sailor V-Sailor Venus one in the manga; the latter, obtained much later, fully awakens her powers to the point she kicks Metallia out of the youma it was possessing.
  • Fallen Princess: In the manga, while not much of an Alpha Bitch, Minako was implied to be a rather popular athlete at her school; enough to rally up all of her classmates to visit a sick friend. Then, her work as Sailor V began, slowly taking up the time that she could be using to have a social life. Eventually, she loses all of her old friends, becoming a loner. She ends up finding new ones in Usagi and the Loner Turned Friends that the Inner Guardians are.
  • Flash Step: In the manga. Without transforming.
  • 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 injuring the people they had as hostages. Also, being Venus' atmosphere, she was probably holding back to avoid melting the hostages into sulfuric 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.
  • Genius Ditz: Gets terrible grades in school, is a slacker when it comes to academics, and constantly uses malapropisms, but she is the Guardians' incredibly combat-capable leader, she is incredibly powerful even without being Sailor Venus, and in the anime, she is shown to be bilingual.
  • Genki Girl: Except in the live-action version, and the first arc of Sailor Moon Crystal.
  • Giant Waist Ribbon: Super Sailor Venus, Eternal Sailor Venus.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's boy-crazy, cheerful, her dream is being an Idol Singer, and she can use powerful light attacks. One of her attacks is even the "Venus Love and Beauty Shock", in which she blows a kiss to deliver a heart-shaped projectile. Interestingly, in the manga, she is actually the biggest tomboy of the Inner Sailor Guardians.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: As Sailor V. Unlike Moon and Mercury, her mask is just a mask.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Sailor Venus wears mostly white and is blond (and carries a golden weapon in the manga), and is the only Sailor Guardian referred as a goddess (usually a goddess of love, but at least once as the goddess of war).
  • Good Is Not Soft: Minako is cheerful, goofy, and regularly defends those getting picked on. She is also perfectly willing to knock out her own comrade and violently kill her own true love for the sake of her mission and protecting Sailor Moon. Her M.O. of dealing with youma while working as Sailor V was to beat it into oblivion with her fists and feet, even using her heels to get the job done. She's almost as brutal dealing with school bullies and the like as she is with youma. Not to mention, she killed Beryl in the manga.
  • Hair Decorations: Her ribbon.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Flowing blond hair, modeled after Venus, God of Love, Beauty and Fertility.
  • The Heart: In the anime. As the girliest and the one with heart power she would be The Chick easily if she were the only girl.
  • Hero of Another Story: Of Codename: Sailor V.
  • Hidden Depths: She can be very silly at times but is the most experienced Sailor Guardian and can speak near-perfect English.
  • Hot-Blooded: She shows some signs of it in the manga, being the most proactive of the Guardians.
  • Idol Singer: Is one in the live-action, wants to be one in other media.
  • Ill Girl: Live-action only.
  • In a Single Bound: All Sailor Guardians can do this when transformed, but Minako is the only one shown doing it without transforming. In the 90s anime, she jumps onto Usagi's balcony from the street!
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Coupled with her gold hair she is seemingly a picture of the innocent princess type. Subverted, in that she is quite world-weary and has been through more than her fair share of Break the Cutie.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her friends often shorten her name to "Mina", which is probably why her name was changed to that in the DiC dub. Also, many call her alter ego V-chan.
  • In the Name of the Moon: "For love and beauty, I am a sailor-suited pretty soldier: Sailor Venus! In the name of Venus, I will deliver divine punishment!"
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In one episode of the first season that was cut from the English dub, she left England, allowing her big-sister figure and her Love Interest to be together after seeing them cry in each others arms because they thought Sailor V was killed in an explosion.
  • I Work Alone: In PGSM and Sailor Moon Crystal, she refuses the Guardians' help to fight against the Dark Kingdom, though she is much more gracious about it in Crystal.
  • Kick Chick: Her signature move is the Sailor V Kick, with which she has defeated numerous Monsters Of The Week.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She is known by the fandom for being a Kick Chick in addition to her strong magical powers. In Codename: Sailor V, she was shown beating away dozens of youma with nothing but her fist and feet multiple times. In the manga, she managed to kick Makoto unconscious while untransformed.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the Live Action.
  • The Lancer: In the manga where she acts as Sailor Moon's number 2.
  • Large Ham: As Sailor V. In one instance, her transformation speech spanned over two pages and the enemy had to tell her it was too long. She dials it down a bit in Sailor Moon... but since Sailor Moon is a World of Ham, it's not that much in the end.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Strong enough to KO Makoto with a kick, fast enough to Flash Step and outrun a car (while weakened and about to faint from exhaustion, no less), with a ridiculous tolerance to pain (particularly in the anime, as shown by her experience with having the Dream Mirror extracted and looked in).
  • The Leader: To the Inner Guardians. This aspect is made more prevalent in the manga, where she is more stern with the Guardians while in combat, and wields a gigantic, diamond-hard, poison-infused sword.
  • Lethal Chef: As the infamous "Nurse Mina(ko)" for Rei.
  • Light 'em Up: Many of Venus' attacks exhibit a golden glow.
  • Lovable Jock: Minako is one of the greatest athletes in the series (and a star volleyball player), and has a charismatic, exuberant personality to go along with it.
  • Love Freak: Even her attacks revolve around love.
  • Love Hurts: Despite being the embodiment of love, she is often unlucky with it.
  • Magic Knight: Along with impressively powerful magical attacks, she wields a whip/chain expertly. In the manga, she has a freaking BFS.
  • Malaproper: Frequently misquotes various sayings, such as "haste makes dancing" and "Life is short; experience the fish climbing the falls".
  • Married to the Job: She will always put duty above everything, including love. Best shown in the finale of the Codename: Sailor V, where she killed her first love upon discovering he was a member of the Dark Kingdom, and the anime episode where she was actually tempted to quit being a Sailor Soldier to find love but decided to throw away her best chance to a boyfriend.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name contains the kanji for "beautiful" and "child," and her beauty is referenced in-series. Her last name, which has the symbol for "love," represents the planet of Venus as Venus is the god of love in Roman mythology. So she's literally called the "beautiful child of love".
  • Memento MacGuffin: She started wearing her red hair ribbon after the guy she liked suggested she'd look good in one. She continues wearing it even after he's revealed to be a youma and she has to kill him, but mostly because she does like how it looks on her.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Unlike Makoto, she's fairly short and isn't stated to be particularly muscular. However, she performs outstanding feats of athleticism in each iteration of Sailor Moon, particularly in the manga, and is a powerful fighter.
  • Nurse with Good Intentions: Tries to nurse Rei (and Ami, and Makoto, and Usagi), but it doesn't quite go as planned.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Implied in the manga. While having a discussion with Rei following Mercury and Jupiter's deaths Minako tells Rei that they'll rescue them, and then it's back to normal high school life. Minako does her usually ditz thing, saying life's all about boys and that she wants to totally do the "high school girl thing." The Three Lights arrive, and are not fooled, saying that Minako's already sworn herself to somebody (Usagi). Minako briefly drops the act.
    Minako: You got me. Yeah, I've sworn my life, to my one and only...
  • One-Man Army: A minute a half into the opening of Sailor Moon Crystal, Venus is shown beating away dozens of youma with her Love-Me Chain.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Subverted: Minako is really good in volleyball and is seen training rather often, but her two top priorities are her Guardian mission and her possible Idol Singer career.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: In the manga, she is one of the two shortest Guardians, stated to be 5'2", yet she is very strong both in terms of athleticism and magical power.
  • Plucky Girl: Minako repeatedly displays tremendous willpower. Case in point: extracting the heart crystal or Dream Mirror always leaves the victim helplessly weak — if at all conscious — up to and including Sailor Guardians. Minako was the only exception to both rules; in the former case, she still managed to outrun Eudial (who was in a car), and in the latter, she broke free from the rack, transformed, and opened up a goddess-sized can of whoopass on both Amazon guys and their lemures. Yeah, you do not mess with Minako.
  • The Prankster: She's a known troublemaker.
  • Pretty in Mink: Wore a fur coat for a second, as a gag in one of the movies.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has magnificent blond hair that reaches down to her knees. It's only seen fully down in the episode where she takes Usagi to the hairdressers to cheer her up.
  • Renaissance Man: Alluding to her many Hidden Depths and status as a Genius Ditz, Minako can play volleyball as one of the series' best athletes, sing and perform as an idol, speak fluent English, work as a manga artist, bring people together with her mere presence, work as a police woman that regularly outdoes the other cops, regularly lead the Sailor Guardians into battle, come up with battle strategies, have strength far beyond what a person of her size and age should have, wield a sword effortlessly, and even use ofuda that don't belong to her.
  • Roof Hopping: All the Guardians can do it, but Minako is the only one seen doing it in her civilian identity.
  • Sixth Ranger: In the live-action.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The manga version has shades of this, after being forced to kill her true love in the Codename: Sailor V finale... And forcing herself to continue the mission with a smile on her face.
  • Spider-Sense: From time to time she has sensed danger and strange things happening.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her life hasn't been easy, especially in the manga where she feels the pressure of being leader of the Inners and blames herself for the fall of the Moon Kingdom in their past lives. But she keeps smiling, wanting to help keep everyone's spirits up.
  • Street Smart: She may be Book Dumb, but is often quite intelligent when it comes to dealing with more real-life situations. She's not the most battle-competent of the group for nothing.
  • Super Cop: Played with: Minako has a very vocal dislike for police officers, yet she not only acts like one when being Sailor V or Venus, but the anime has her having been a Super Cop in London for a while as part of her background. The manga, being the sequel of Codename: Sailor V, has her as a part-time cop, but it never comes up.
  • Superhero: While all the Sailor Guardians technically qualify, Sailor V is the one who fits the most by virtue of being the one who doesn't just fight the various series villains but also crime in general.
  • Surprisingly Good English: In the anime she can speak an almost accentless Queen's English. Then again, she has lived in London for a few months...
  • Taught by Television: She learned a decent amount of knowledge on Greek mythology from a videogame. After discovering this (and doing the feline equivalent of a Face Palm), Artemis created the Sailor V Game with the express purpose of training her and the other Sailor Guardians.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Just to emphasize how utterly screwed Queen Beryl was, Sailor Venus glowered at Beryl and muttered "...Now you've gone and pissed me off." when Beryl began strangling Sailor Moon. Venus summoned the Holy Sword and executed Beryl with it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Tomboy to Rei's Girly Girl in the manga.
    • In the Live Action, meanwhile, she's the Girly Girl to Rei's Tomboy.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Not as noticeable as Makoto, but Minako was a Gamer Chick when few girls dared to even come near an arcade (and was once mistaken for a drag queen for this), talks in masculine slang and even swears, can't cook, scarfs down food you normally find in places where no girl would go alone, and generally acts very tomboyish while also having very girly looks and interests.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the manga, she grows more and more badass as the series progresses...and this is for a character that was already a huge badass during her introduction! That's because the manga is her second Level in Badass, she takes her first over the course of her own series.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the 90s anime, in order to differentiate her character from Usagi (who was originally an expy of her), but only in her civilian form as she's always shown to be capable as Venus.
    • However, this is something of a subversion in that Minako was always like this. It's simply that, when she was first introduced in the anime it had been after she spent months dedicating herself as Sailor V with no time for a social life. The gradual increase of Minako's ditz moments were the result of her being able to finally relax after so long.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry rice and ramen.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She first wore a ribbon in her hair because her first love, later revealed to be a youma and her first kill, told her it would look good on her... And still wears it because it does, in fact, look good on her.
    • Played straight with the Ace of Hearts card she's sometimes holding in manga posters, as it practically was her true love's symbol. It's not his card, as that one got ripped, but it's still a motif taken from him.
  • Troubled, but Cute: In each version of Sailor Moon (see her Broken Bird entry). She is more angsty in the live-action though. She usually does her level best to hide her angst in the episodes/chapters that focus on her, though.
  • Undying Loyalty: It is made crystal clear in the manga that Usagi was all that Minako cared about. Along with having fought youma for a year, she killed her one true love and any chance at romance so that she could focus on her mission to protect the princess, killed Beryl in one strike after Beryl threatened Sailor Moon (and expended so much energy in doing so that she promptly passed out afterwards), kicked her brainwashed fellow Guardian, Makoto, into unconsciousness when Makoto was about to attack Usagi, declared (along with Rei) to the Three Lights that she'd dedicated her life to protecting the Princess and threatened the lives of the Lights right afterwards. Not to mention, she was the one to lead the Guardians into a group attack that kills them but saves Sailor Moon. The quote in Obfuscating Stupidity perfectly sums up Minako's dedication to Usagi and her mission.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rei in the manga.
  • Whip It Good / Chain Pain / Variable-Length Chain: Her Venus Love Me Chain is basically an energy whip in the anime and an actual chain in the manga and live-action, which she wears as a belt.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: In the manga, her escapades against normal crime when she was still new as Sailor V were caused by her disliking cops for their arrogance and wanting to show them up (she even admits it outright). With time, she starts fighting crime because it's the right thing... But she still dislikes cops for their arrogance.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: She disguised herself as a male student in order to infiltrate the mysterious Mugen Academy in the manga.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: At the age of 13, she learns all about her past life, becomes an adept strategist who can lead a Badass Crew of then complete strangers, accepts her destiny and the sacrifices involved, and lands herself a part-time job as a police officer so she can pay for a ticket home.
  • You Are What You Hate: Minako has a vocal dislike for police officers, yet as Sailor V and Sailor Venus she acts like the ideal cop, right down to giving advice to people like Japanese cops are supposed to, and, in the anime, she collaborated with Scotland Yard. And the Codename: Sailor V manga shows her actually becoming a part-time cop at the end of the series, meaning she's one during the Sailor Moon manga. It just never comes up.

Outer Guardians

     Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto 

Setsuna Meioh/Trista - Sailor Pluto

Voiced by: Chiyoko Kawashima (first anime); Ai Maeda (Crystal) (Japanese); Sabrina Grdevich, Jill Frappier (as Luna Ball) (DiC); Susan Aceron (Cloverway); Veronica Taylor (Viz) (English); Anabel Mendez (Latin American Spanish); Rita Almeida (Brazilian Portuguese); Isabel Wolmar (European Portuguese, R) and Cristina Cavalinhos (European Portuguese, S and Stars)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Miwa Hosoki, Rei Saitou, Yuki Kamiya, Seiko Nakazawa, Teruyo Watabe, Yūko Hosaka, Yukiko Nakae (Yuki Nakae), Miho Funatsu, Sayaka Fujioka

Click here  to see her in the 90s anime

The mysterious, eternal gatekeeper of the Door of Space-time. She's fairly aloof thanks to millennia of isolation and takes her job very seriously, but as shown by her interactions with Chibi-Usa and Hotaru, she does have a softer side and is more than willing to bend the rules for those she cares about. In the third arc, she comes to Earth in the guise of a college student in order to aid Chibi-Usa and the other Sailor Guardians.

  • Action Girl: Usually studies an enemy before acting, only striking first in desperate situations. When she does take action, that's when shit gets real.
  • 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.
  • 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 - while showing off her own.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Pluto Planet Power, make up!", "Pluto Crystal Power, make up!"
  • Celibate Heroine: In the anime she's the only one of the Guardians who has never had a romantic interest, nor shown any interest in the opposite sex.
  • Cool Big Sis: Was one to Chibi-Usa, eventually becomes one to the Inner Guardians too.
  • Cool Key: The Garnet Rod, her weapon.
  • 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 Guardian 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 Chibi-Usa and the Inner Guardians. In the end, she pays for this rule-breaking with her life.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Often the sugar with Chibi-Usa 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" Guardian, 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.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only member of the Outer Guardians who is both willing to work with the Inner as well as consider an alternative to sacrificing innocents.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Michiru's Femme and Haruka's Butch.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: Green tea.
  • 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 attempting 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 Blue Hair: She has dark green hair.

     Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus 

Haruka Tenoh/Amara - Sailor Uranus

Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (Japanese), Sara Lafleur (Cloverway), Erica Mendez (Viz) (English), Belinda Martinez (Latin American Spanish), Rosana Beltrame (Brazilian Portuguese), Olga Lima (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Sanae Kimura, Nao Takagi, Mari Hatano (Asako Uchida), Akiko Nakayama, Shū Shiotuki

The most pragmatic of the Guardians, even willing to sacrifice lives for the greater good. Although she puts up a tough facade, she's more damaged by this outlook than she's willing to admit. When not fighting evil, she enjoys playing sports, driving her Cool Car, and generally wowing everyone else in the cast.
  • Action Girl: Is always more than happy to jump into battle, although her Action-first bravado is eventually put at odds with Sailor Mercury. See Badass below for some of her most notable accomplishments.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Haruka/Sailor Uranus' hair in the manga is most often white-blond, but dark, sandy blond in The '90s 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: To the Inner Guardians.
  • Anti-Hero: 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 Guardians 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: A lesbian and one of the more powerful Sailors.
  • 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: She's tall, athletic, a race car driver, and wears her hair short. Played up more in the anime, where she rarely wear women's clothes.
  • 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.
  • Contralto of Danger: Well, she's voiced by Megumi Ogata, after all. And it fits in with her masculine characteristics.
  • Cool Car: She drives a roofless Toyota 2000GT, as the cool car in You Only Live Twice.
  • Cool Sword: Her Space Sword, which glows and has jewels on the blade.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • 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: Like Makoto, she has a unisex name to emphasize her masculine and feminine traits. When she's first introduced, it also adds to the confusion over whether she's male or female.
  • 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.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Courtesy of the dub, which tried the best to hide her sexuality, but it was so blatant it made her look incestuous instead.
  • Heroic 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 Guardians (including Setsuna) arrive too late. Don't worry, she gets better.
  • Jerkass Façade/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Zigzags between these two tropes constantly, especially in S.
  • Lesbian Jock: She's a track star at school and Physical Education is her best class.
  • 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 Guardians.
  • Smug Super: Along with Michiru. In their civilian guises, they seem friendly enough but their ruthlessness and arrogance comes out when they transform.
  • 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Salads.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Anti Heroine above. This is mellowed a bit by working with the Inner Guardians, 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/Sailor Neptune 

Michiru Kaioh/Michelle - Sailor Neptune

Voiced by: Masako Katsuki (Japanese), Barbara Radecki (Cloverway), Lauren Landa (Viz) (English), Irma Carmona (Latin American Spanish), Márcia Regina (Brazilian Portuguese), Olga Lima (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Kaoru Ukawa, Chikage Tomita, Miyuki Sena (Miyuki Fuji), Yūko Harada (Yūko Tahara), Sara Shimada, Yūka Asami, Tomoko Inami, Takayo Ohyama, Mikako Ishii

Uranus' classically refined partner, a talented violinist and swimmer. Her poise and elegance coupled with her surprisingly friendly demeanor make her an immediate inspiration to the Inners. Despite her graceful manners, she's no less merciful than her girlfriend towards those who get in her way.
  • Action Girl: As Uranus' partner in crime, she can always be found right beside her. And as the ladylike one, she does it with a little more grace.
  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Is "Michiru-Mama" to young Hotaru after she's been orphaned, co-parenting with Haruka and Setsuna.
  • Aloof Ally: To the Inner Guardians.
  • Alpha Bitch: She is introduced as one in the manga, but this is just a front. She's more of a normal Ojou with small shades of Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • Anti Heroine: See description for Uranus above.
  • Badass Bookworm: An established violinist, whose swimming ability is just as remarkable, and it becomes a surprise that Ami is able to keep up with her during a race. Also, during her fight with Sailor Moon, she easily restrains her, and the Sailor Stars opener shows that Michiru is quite capable of getting physical.
  • Badass Gay: A lesbian and one of the more powerful Sailors.
  • Battle Couple: With Uranus.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Neptune Planet Power, Make up!", "Neptune Crystal Power, Make up!"
  • The Comically Serious: Sometimes.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Aqua eyes, Aqua hair, even has an oceanic trend.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Used to provide the page image, in fact.
  • Elemental Hair: Her blue-green hair indicates her power over water.
  • Fake Defector: In the final episodes.
  • Girly Bruiser: Michiru is very feminine, collected, cultured, and soft-spoken. She likes to wear long, flowing dresses and interested in classical music, painting, and reading. She's also a powerful Lady of War and Lady of Black Magic with her water-based attacks and Stradivarius.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Same deal with Sailor Uranus. In one scene in the dub when the girls are talking about first kisses, Michelle reminisces about having her first kiss with "Brad, the cutest boy at school." Then she and Amara exchange meaningful looks and hastily exit the scene.
  • Ice Magic Is Water: Her element is water, but her attacks include ice.
  • Immune to Bullets: Eudial's death trap triggers bullets that fly from every direction. Neptune gets hit with every single one, until the guns are out of ammo. She survives, if only for a few moments, and it takes a blast from Eudial herself to finish her off and rip out her Pure Heart Crystal.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some of her attacks use a mirror or a violin.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Refined and classy, she uses water-based attacks and a Magic Mirror that can dispel illusions and teleport people.
  • Lady of War: She's an elegant, refined violinist who will defeat enemies by whatever means possible. She even uses a violin to blast enemies to oblivion.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: The elegant, lady-like girlfriend of the more masculine Uranus.
  • Magic Mirror: The Deep Aqua Mirror. It acts as a weapon, can dispel illusions, allows communication over great distances, and can even teleport people.
  • Martyr Without a Cause
  • Meaningful Name: Kaioh as in Kaiōsei, the Japanese name for Neptune meaning "sea king star".
    • Her given name means "rising".
  • Morality Pet: Always to Haruka.
  • Musical Assassin: With a Stradivarius!
  • No One Could Survive That: See Immune to Bullets above.
  • Ojou: It's never stated who her parents are but she's clearly wealthy, as she owns a Stradivarius violin and a gigantic condo with its own aquarium and is a world-famous violinist and painter.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Haruka.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: While considerably more feminine than Haruka, it's obvious that Michiru has a will of pure steel.
  • Smug Super: Along with Haruka. In their civilian guises, they seem friendly enough but their ruthlessness and arrogance comes out when they transform.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Haruka's Tomboy.
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Setsuna's Neither and Haruka's Butch.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sashimi.
  • Troll: Michiru just loves to innocently screw with people by making veiled comments hiding behind an innocent smile. For example, when she's paired up with Rei in the first Stars arc of the anime, she nonchalantly comments about her relationship with Usagi:
    Michiru: You two are close, like me and Uranus.
    • An earlier moment comes in S when Makoto asks about Haruka being able to drive. Haruka stammers that she got a license overseas, and Michiru just mentions "So she says."
    • Throughout Stars she loves to tease Haruka about her rivalry with Seiya, even telling the girls that Haruka doesn't hate men, she just hates popular men (implying she hates Seiya because he's more successful with girls).
  • Undying Loyalty: Obviously to Usagi/Princess Serenity, as is the case with all other Sailor Guardians, but more notably, to Haruka. She survived a barrage of bullets to reach Sailor Uranus and protect her from Eudial. She'll even casually risk the world being destroyed so long as Haruka is safe with her, which even surprises the villain attacking Haruka.
    Sailor Neptune: Maybe you misunderstood...A world without Haruka isn't a world worth saving.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: The whole deal with Eudial was triggered when she first took a hit for Haruka and got captured... and upon seeing Haruka coming to rescue her and fight Eudial, releasing herself and trying to stop her.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: See this trope under Uranus.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Despite being only about 16 when first introduced, Michiru is easily the most mature and refined of the Guardians.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Aqua-favoured.

     Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn 

Hotaru Tomoe - Sailor Saturn

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (Japanese), Jennifer Gould (Cloverway), Christine Marie Cabanos (Viz) (English), Cristina "Cris" Camargo (Latin American Spanish), Isabel Wolmar (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Keiko Takeda, Chihiro Imai, Asami Sanpei (Nao Asami), Mao Mita, Mario Tomioka, Ayami Kakiuchi, Ruria Nakamura, Yui Iizuka, Eriko Funakoshi, Karin Takahashi

A friendless Ill Girl and Apocalypse Maiden, not to mention the biggest Woobie in the cast... all thanks to the unfortunate double presence of world-destroying powers and Demonic Possession. She's had a rough childhood, to put it mildly, but manages to remain a kind, genuinely sweet girl and a precious friend to Chibi-Usa.
  • Action Girl: Not quite as much as the others, but she's still pretty Badass and definitely has her moments.
  • 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 near her real age.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: In the manga, she's severely scarred and a cyborg!
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She has a gothy appearance and usually dresses in purple and black. She's by far the most magically strong Sailor, able to destroy entire planets with the powers of silence and destruction.
  • Has Two 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"), because Saturn is the planet of the earth element in the East, 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 Guardians.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Can destroy the world by bringing down the Silence Glaive, making her far and away the most powerful Guardian. Fanon likes to jokingly give her dojikko tendencies (and the specific interpretation of "bring down"); 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. It was later shown that this was planned by Galactica.
  • Purple Eyes: Matches her Sailor Saturn personality nicely.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her uniform has purple accents, her eyes are purple, even her magic is purple. She only awakens when there is a planet to destroy, a civilization to wipe out, or an Elder God to kill, solo. In her entire active history, she has only ever failed once.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: See above.
  • Redemption Demotion: She is considered as perhaps the most powerful of all guardians and was capable of destroying Pharaoh 90, but after entering the group she is as powerful as the others. This is justified since her powers are mostly destructive and she can´t use it without most likely either destroying herself or endangering those around her.
  • 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 Guardians and thus qualifies.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soba noodles.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: 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.