Characters: Sailor Moon Supporting Cast
This page covers Tuxedo Mask, the cats, and others in Sailor Moon
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Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
: Tōru Furuya
as an adult and Megumi Ogata
as a child (first anime), Kenji Nojima
) (JP), Rino Romano
(eps 1-11), Toby Proctor (eps 12-65) (DiC), Vince Corazza (DiC eps. 66-159, movies (DiC/Cloverway)), Robbie Daymond
(Viz) (EN), Genaro Vazquez and Gerardo Reyero (LatAm), Esteban Massana, Mario Arenas and Angel Sacristan (Spain), Matthias von Stegman and Dominik Auer (GER), Marco Balzarotti (ITA), Cassius Romero (PT-BR, Classic), César Marquetti (PT-BR, R-Stars), Rogério Jacques (PT), Fredrik Dolk (Swedish)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Jouji Shibue
- Adaptational Heroism: In The Nineties anime, Brainwashed and Crazy Endymion acts as a Noble Demon who often comes into conflict with Kunzite's questionable tactics, so much that he teams up with the Sailor Senshi almost as much as he did before his brainwashing, whereas in the manga, Endymion is a full blown Card-Carrying Villain.
- Adaptational Wimp: After the first season of the original anime, his importance quickly fades, as does his badassery ratio. He mostly drops in to provide a timely distraction that lets Usagi get back on her feet, seldom actually fighting at all. Reputedly, Kunihiko Ikuhara (the second director for the 90's anime) hated his character. By contrast, he retains a larger role in the manga, as a Magic Knight who has decent attacks and swordsmanship.
- Affably Evil: After his first brainwashing session at Beryl's hands, he still retained many of his noble qualities.
- Age Lift: In the manga he's 17 at the start, 19 in the last arc and 24 in the final chapter; in the anime he's 21 at the start and they don't have the distant finale making it end with him at 23. Given that Usagi's age is the same in the manga and anime starting her off at 14 some people find him a bit creepier in the anime since he's a 21-year-old in a relationship with a middle-schooler.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: The Nineties 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.
- Amnesiac Lover: In the anime-only Makaiju arc.
- Ambiguously Bi: As Ami says, he's very popular with boys. The villain of Sailor Moon R is kinda his ex-boyfriend.
- Arranged Marriage: In the live-action, with a girl named Hina Kousaka (the daughter of his old caretaker). He still falls for Usagi, and Hina later lets him go willingly.
- The Artifact: In the anime, especially during S and Super S. He started as a Satellite Character to give Usagi someone to emote at, but he and Usagi hit the Relationship Ceiling at the end of R, and meanwhile Usagi had lots of friends and characters to emote at, so he basically didn't do much before he was Put on a Bus destined to crash.
- Badass Bookworm
- Badass Cape
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Badass Normal: In live action he doesn't seem to have any inherent powers.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Usagi in the first season.
- Betty and Veronica: The Archie for Usagi's Betty and Rei's Veronica, only in the first anime. He chooses Usagi.
- Big Brother Mentor: To the other Inner Senshi, specially Ami. This is the basis for the Ami/Mamoru pairing.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The worst offender in the anime.
- In the manga too. While one of the arcs in which he receives this treatment, the mini-arc about Nehellenia's return, does not exist in the manga, Black Lady and Galaxia do not let poor Mamoru miss his regular dose of Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Bus Crash: In Stars. His plane never arrives in America.
- Butt Monkey: Has no luck when it comes to being a victim.
- Chick Magnet: And suffering for it, as many female villains (and two males) have a crush on him, which usually means they want to turn him into their obedient manslave.
- Coat, Hat, Mask
- The Comically Serious: Sometimes.
- The Cowl: Especially in the manga where he was little more than a thinly-veiled Batman homage, even having a similar backstory and childhood trauma. As his character progressed he started to gain more elements of the Classic Cape as well.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Distressed Dude: More in the anime, though his manga self also wasn't free.
- Even the Guys Want Him: In the anime, Fiore was head over heels in love with him, and Fish Eye also found him really handsome.
- Evil Costume Switch: In PGSM when Mamoru is possessed by Metallia's energy.
- Gentleman Thief: In the beginning, more so in the manga, whereas he's more of a superhero in the anime.
- Ill Boy: In Super S, as the Dead Moon Circus's influence spreads on Earth. He heals once the enemy is defeated, though.
- Ineffectual Loner: Sort of.
- Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: He wears a mask that whites out his eyes in the anime adaptations. In the original manga, the artist averted this design by giving him fully visible eyes.
- It's Not You, It's Me: In R, he starts doing this to Usagi after having several nightmares about Usagi's upcoming death in their wedding day.
- This is also done to a lesser degree in Super S, when he starts to become sick and fears that Usagi would catch his infection. Little did he know his illness wasn't related to any viruses, but to the presence of the Dead Moon Circus.
- Jerkass Façade/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the beginning of the anime.
- Lady and Knight: With Usagi and his past life with Princess Serenity.
- Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: In the anime, Tuxedo Mask does not gain new powers and abilities. He starts out as something of a Sixth Ranger who is able to get the senshi out of all their scrapes with a carefully aimed rose or fighting with his cane like a sword. But his abilities peak early while the senshi, once incapable children, become effective magical warriors who have no need for him at all.
- Mask Power
- Meaningful Name: Chiba Mamoru means "to protect the earth."
- Mind Rape: The reason behind his nightmares. Actually, these were sent to him by... his future self. Meaning, Mamoru had been mindraping himself all the time.
- The Millstone: While under Queen Beryl's control in the anime, he repeatedly ends up being the one to foil Kunzite's plans. Unusually, this is not due to his incompetence, but rather the fact that he's too much of a Noble Demon to go along with Kunzite's plans, and because Queen Beryl consistently wants him on the field when Kunzite would rather not have him underfoot.
- Mysterious Protector
- Non-Indicative Name: The mask part is there, but he wears white tie and tails instead of a tuxedo.
- The One Guy
- Only Sane Man
- Parental Hypocrisy: In the anime, he refuses to allow Chibiusa to go out with older guys, even though he is older than Usagi.
- Power Palms: One of his powers in the Manga, the Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber. More devastating than it sounds.
- Reincarnation Romance: Mamoru and Usagi are destined soul mates who have reincarnated in lifetime after lifetime.
- Renaissance Man: Has an understanding of a vast knowledge of fields, speaks several languages, has skills in martial arts, cooking, theater, natural sciences, and history (although lacking the specialized knowledge of Ami). This is fitting considering some people like to nickname him "The Japanese Batman."
- Satellite Love Interest: In the anime; from the second season onward, as he ended up Overshadowed by Awesome.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Usagi's Energetic Girl (in the anime only).
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Motoki's Sensitive Guy.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Simple Staff: His cane, which he could extend at will in the anime.
- Something about a Rose: His other ability in the anime.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Usagi/Sailor Moon.
- Straight Man
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Team Dad: Acts like a brother to the Senshi (specially to Ami), keeps Usagi and Chibi-Usa with their feet on Earth, in the S season he talks to the Outer Senshi directly to try finding out about their reasons.
- Useless Boyfriend: One of the two Trope Codifiers.
- The Worf Effect: Gets subjected to this a lot.
- Alien Animals: Cat aliens from the planet Mau.
- Badass Adorable
- Cats Are Magic: Well, not all cats, just alien ones with crescent moon sigils.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Are they EVER! (Well, at least the adult cats — Diana doesn't seem to quite have grasped what sarcasm is for yet.)
- Cat Stereotype: Luna, the black cat, is more temperamental and stubborn than Artemis, the white cat. Both of them act as The Mentor and are undeniably magical. Diana, who is light gray (alternately light purple) seems to take more after Artemis, which fits with how light gray cats in fiction often follow the same stereotypes as white cats.
- Cute Kitten
- Demoted to Extra: Happens to all of them, to some degree, in both manga and anime. Artemis was a major character in the Codename: Sailor V manga, but got a far smaller role in Sailor Moon, while Luna played a major role in the early parts for the manga and anime, only to have her role drastically reduced in later arcs — and both cats have notably larger roles in the earlier parts of both manga and anime than they have towards the end. As for Diana, she has a larger role in the manga, but gets very little screen-time or importance in the anime.
- Killed Off for Real: In the manga, with an odd What Happened to the Mouse? feel, as they're the only ones of Usagi's friends not shown to be resurrected.
- Mentor Mascot
- Morphic Resonance: In the manga, their human forms' hair and eye colours are the same as their cat forms.
- Spared by the Adaptation: While they're killed off in the manga, they survive in the anime, and even have speaking roles in the last scene.
- Telepathy: Luna and Artemis displayed the ability to restore memories in the anime.
- Through a Face Full of Fur
: Keiko Han
(first anime), Ryō Hirohashi
) (JP), Jill Frappier (DiC and Cloverway), Michelle Ruff
(Viz) (EN), Rocío Garcel and Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Márcia del Monaco (PT-BR, Classic), Márcia Gomes (PT-BR, R-Stars) António Semedo
- Adaptational Badass: In Sailor Moon Crystal she is more in charge and competent in her role as guide and advisor to the Sailor Senshi.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Canon Foreigner Sailor Luna's appearance differs in execution from Naoko Takeuchi's series' specific original concept art While most of the basics carried over, the costume designer opted to give Luna bright blue hair to match the in-series blue Luna plushie instead of the deep purple/black Takeuchi depicted. Her petticoat was also brightened from deep purple to magenta.
- Bed Trick: A variant. In one episode of Stars, Luna is found by Yaten of the Three Lights. Luna goes with him because she thinks he's cute. When Luna returns to the girls, Minako notices she smells like scented soap, and Luna mentions while blushing that she shared a bath with Yaten. The fact is, Yaten had no idea Luna is sentient, and it's actually more creepy than funny as the show had intended.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the fourth episode of the anime, Luna threatened to claw Usagi's face when she didn't feel like helping stop the Monster of the Week and looked damn scary doing it
- Beleaguered Assistant: She sometimes feels like this when it comes to assisting Usagi.
- Brown Eyes: In both the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal, Luna is the sole brown-eyed protagonist in the cast, serving as a grounded mentor, advisor and Beleaguered Assistant to the plucky-but-flaky Usagi.
- Cat Girl: In PGSM, once the Silver Crystal gives her a half-human form.
- The Comically Serious: Occasionally, most notably in the American dub.
- Cool Big Sis: Sometimes, though in some incarnations she is said to be younger than Usagi.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as deadpan as Artemis, and more likely to start lecturing or losing her temper, but she can still snark with the best of them.
- Eccentric Mentor: Blame Queen Serenity for removing her memories.
- Hypocrite: When she merely thinks Diana is the lovechild of Artemis and another cat, she violently rages at him. Fast-forward to Sailor Stars, where she openly fawns over Yaten, perfectly fine with the fact that Artemis knows.
- Interspecies Romance: She gets a crush on Hot Scientist Kakeru in the S movie and the short manga story it was based of. Then in Stars she gets a brief crush on Yaten.
- Jerkass: More in the anime. While Luna can get exasperated at Usagi for how childish she can act, some of Luna's responses and insults cross the line, especially in the weight shaming fourth episode. She also tends to treat Artemis very poorly, especially in the S movie where she ignores him for the sake of Kakeru and only goes back to him as if he's her back-up option. As mentioned in Hypocrite there's also the incident where she attacked him for thinking he cheated on her with another cat. Then there's the episode where she's found by Yaten and goes through a seeming retread of the S movie, only things get a little creepy in this episode where Yaten has no idea he shared a bath with a sentient cat.
- Ms. Exposition
- Odango Hair: In her human form in the manga.
- Only Sane Cat: Regards herself as this sometimes.
- Rescue Romance: Her crushes on humans start when both of them save her: Kakeru pulls a Diving Save when she's about to be run over by a car, Yaten saves her from birds.
- Sixth Ranger: Only in the live-action series as Sailor Luna.
- Tsundere: Towards Artemis. Also towards Usagi, in a non-sexual way.
- The Unfair Sex: Luna gives Artemis nothing but grief when she thinks he's being unfaithful, but when Luna shows romantic interest in somebody else everybody gushes about Luna finding love.
- Vague Age: Though she is technically Really 700 Years Old, her physical age is uncertain and even seems to vary between incarnations. It's particularly notable in the live-action series, where her cat form sounds and acts identical to her anime counterpart (who is a full-grown cat), but when she transforms into a human, she takes on the form of a young child.
: Yasuhiro Takato
(JP), Kappei Yamaguchi
, JP), Ron Rubin
(DiC and Cloverway), Johnny Yong Bosch
(Viz) (EN), Salvador Delgado (LatAm), Marcelo Campos (PT-BR, Classic), Carlos Silveira (PT-BR, R-Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos
: Kumiko Nishihara
(JP), Loretta Jafelice (series) and Naomi Emmerson (Black Dream Hole
) (Cloverway) (EN), Connie Madera (LatAm), Fátima Noya (PT-BR, SuperS), Cristiane Bullara (PT-BR, Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
- Badass Adorable: More in the manga than in the anime.
- Cat Girl: In the manga, she can take on human shape in times of crisis. Unlike Luna and Artemis, she keeps her tail when human.
- Cheerful Cat Child
- Cute Kitten: Her parents are cute too, but Diana takes the cuteness Up to Eleven. Just look at her!
- Head Pet: Often sits on Chibi-Usa's head.
- Kid from the Future: Luna and Artemis's daughter.
- Odango Hair: Her human form in the manga.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She's generally portrayed as rather innocent, but on many occasions reveals herself as extremely perceptive. In the manga, Sailor Pluto even trusts her to guard the Time Gate for short periods of time.
Phobos and Deimos
Queen Serenity of the Moon Kingdom
Queen Serenity of the Moon Kingdom
: Mika Doi
(JP), Wendy Lyon (DiC) (EN), Patricia Acevedo (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR, Classic), Denise Simonetto (PT-BR, R-Stars)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the Sailor Moon Crystal Title Sequence, she's depicted as having the same blonde hair as her daughter, rather than the usual Mystical White Hair, which serves to exaggerate their already Strong Family Resemblance.
- Big Good: She predates the series in this role, and she passes the role on to her daughter.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She knew very well that releasing the full power of the Silver Crystal would ultimately kill her, but she did it anyway to banish the Dark Kingdom singlehandedly.
- The High Queen
- Ms. Exposition: Almost at the end of the anime, she's the one who explains the whole backstory of the Silver Millenium to the Senshi.
- Mystical White Hair
- Odango Hair
- Rapunzel Hair
- Spirit Advisor: In the R anime.
- Thanatos Gambit: In the anime, knowing that the Dark Kingdom would be reborn sooner or later, Queen Serenity used the last bits of energy she had to release the souls of the fallen Senshi, Endymion and Princess Serenity so they'd be reincarnated as well, while also freezing Luna and Artemis in a Convenient Coma so they could become their guides.
- Truly Single Parent: Implied in the anime (we never hear about her having a husband or Princess Serenity having a father) while the manga seems to confirm it by showing Queen Serenity bringing the shell of a star to the Galaxy Cauldron, then Princess Serenity's birth. Not to mention the two of them look almost exactly alike.
- Woman in White
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask
The Sailor Starlights
The Sailor Starlights
Seiya voiced by
: Shiho Niiyama
(JP), Irwin Daayan
and Mónica Villaseñor (LatAm), Marcelo Campos and Eleonora (Prado PT-BR), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Taiki voiced by
: Narumi Tsunoda (JP), Jose Gilberto Vilchis
and Norma Echeverría (LatAm), Tatá Guarnieri and Denise Simonetto (PT-BR)
Yaten voiced by
: Chika Sakamoto
(JP), Sergio Bonilla and Circe Luna (LatAm), Rodrigo Andreatto and Letícia Quinto (PT-BR). Miguel Feijão (Taiki and Yaten
Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (JP), Robert Bosckstael (Cloverway) (EN), Luis Daniel Ramirez (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
- Bastard Boyfriend: In the anime, and this is a subversion in the sense that he's not actually Chibiusa's boyfriend. As Pegasus he was very emotionally abusive in that he refused to tell Chibiusa anything about himself yet expected, or rather, he demanded her blind faith in him. She also couldn't tell the other Senshi about him regardless that she begged them to trust him so they could receive more power. He had a tendency to throw temper tantrums by not showing up to Chibiusa if she wanted to know a little more about him. The whole situation took a horrible toll on Chibiusa's self esteem, and left her feeling very powerless and thinking she was a terrible person for just wanting to know more about him.
- Bishōnen: In his human form.
- Boy of My Dreams: Chibiusa meets him in her dreams.
- Distressed Dude
- Interspecies Romance: With Chibiusa.
- Karma Houdini: His emotional abuse on Chibiusa in the anime never gets called on and the entire situation still ends up presented like a fairy tale. Falls into Unfortunate Implications.
- Manipulative Bastard: Anime only.
- May-December Romance
- Mystical White Hair
- Prince Charming
- Puppy Love: With Chibiusa.
- Through a Face Full of Fur
: Sakiko Tamagawa
(JP), Connie Madera (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
- Big Damn Heroes: In the anime, she appears for the first time by saving Usagi from having her Star Seed taken away by Sailor Lead Crow, as well as neutralising the black hole Crow had summoned (and which had just killed her).
- Demoted to Extra: In the anime.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's killed off around two episodes after her introduction, through an Heroic Sacrifice. She revives later.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Expy: Of Helios, in relation to Chibi Chibi but without the Toy Ship.
- Facial Markings: The one on her forehead. It's a Sweet Osmanthus, called kinmokusei in Japanese
- Flower Motifs: The sweet olive, aka Osmanthus fragrans. This is part of a multi-layered pun: the Japanese name of her flower is kinmokusei, but -sei (using a different character) is the suffix for indicating the name of a planet. Thus her planet Kinmokusei (Planet Kinmoku) is the same as her flower, the kinmokusei.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted, she's polite and serene. Her NAME means fireball however.
- Magical Girl: She has a senshi form called, strangely Sailor Kakyuu (Most would expect Sailor Kinmkou
- Red-Headed Heroine
- The Worf Effect: With fatal consequences, in the anime.
- We Would Have Told You, But...: Kakyuu could have gotten out of the small kettle Chibi-Chibi kept on her own, but she was injured after escaping her doomed planet and wanted to wait for the right moment to reveal herself.
Chibi Chibi/Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon
Chibi Chibi/Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon