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- Ascended Extra: In the anime, characters making up the Quirky Miniboss Squad for the arc get much more development and screentime than in the manga, where they're generally used in the same fashion as a Monster of the Week.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Quite a few villains in the manga were good guys before being subjected to this by the main antagonist of their arc, most notably the Four Kings of Heaven, Black Lady, and the Amazoness Quartet.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the manga, if they're not the Big Bad or at least The Dragon, expect every villain to get quickly and unceremoniously killed off shortly after appearing.
- Heel–Face Turn: There are quite a few of them, surprisingly (or not surprisingly if you consider one of Sailor Moon's abilities being able to remove dark energy from someone if the energy is weak enough). Some do have the Heel–Face Door-Slam, though.
- Laughably Evil: Most of them in the anime, with the Big Bad of each arc as an exception, especially Esmeraude, Mimete, Eudial, Sailor Iron Mouse, Sailor Aluminum Seiren, the Amazon Trio and the Amazoness Quartet. The Spectre Sisters even have their moments when they focus more on applying make-up on their faces over their mission. So do Ail and An. Even Professor Tomoe has his moments, even though most can be played in a creepy manner. So does the Monster of the Week Mooks, especially in the second, third, fourth and fifth seasons. Averted in the manga.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Pretty much every main villain has one. The Dead Moon Circus gets TWO.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: When the Quirky Miniboss Squad has been defeated (or reformed), then you know things will get serious.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Many, many villains who get reformed in the anime were mercilessly destroyed in the manga.
- Theme Naming: Almost all of the villains are named after a mineral or gemstone. Most of said stones are green.
- Unwitting Pawn: Of Queen Nehellenia in the manga. Nehellenia put a curse on Silver Millennium when Princess Serenity was a baby, promising that the kingdom would be destroyed and Serenity would die before she was old enough to be queen. This retroactively meant that Queen Metalia and the Dark Kingdom were the unassuming tools that fulfilled Nehellenia's curse. It's also likely this means that Nehellenia is responsible for Metalia's creation.
Voiced by: Noriko Uehara (original series), Youko Matsuoka (Crystal) (JP), Maria Vacratsis (DiC), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Viz) (EN)
An incorporeal demonic force born from the sun that plots to use the Silver Crystal to Take Over the World.
- Bad Boss: In the Canadian dub, she had a tendency to either stroke Beryl's ego by calling her "my queen" or flat out call her incompetent. Two notable examples have her telling Beryl "You've finally succeeded at something," and in the last episode we have Beryl groveling for more power:Negaforce: Don't whine at me, Beryl! You're nearly as incompetent as your minions. I should abandon you, but I'm giving you this last chance!
- Dark Is Evil: Incredibly ironic considering she came from the sun.
- Demonic Possession: Uses this on Queen Beryl for the final battle in the anime.
- Demoted to Extra: Gets featured a lot less in the 90s anime in favor of Beryl, and the original DiC dub cuts her involvement down even more.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: She basically just appeared one day due to some corrupted radiation from the sun in the manga; in the anime, it's never explained where she came from. However, in the manga, when it's revealed that Queen Nehellenia cursed Silver Millennium to be destroyed, it makes it likely Metalia was created because of this.
- Dub Name Change: In the Canadian dub, she's referred to as "The Negaforce" and lacks a gender.
- Eldritch Abomination: She's a life-hating spirit born from solar radiation, as stated outright in the manga and implied in the anime.
- Energy Absorption: Her most dangerous ability in the manga - until the weak spot in it was found, all of the Guardians' attacks just made her stronger.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: And how. The whole "queen" title barely even fits since she's likely planned to kill her own minions eventually.
- Greater Scope Villain: She's the one motivating Beryl's actions.
- Knight of Cerebus: While it takes a while for her to do anything, when she finally appears in the manga, the plot gets more serious, with the WHAM Episode following her appearance about Usagi's identity, Mamoru getting brainwashed, and when she finally does act on her own, its a Near Villain Victory.
- Nightmare Face: What she looks like in the manga. Briefly seen in the anime.
- Omnicidal Maniac: You'll find that this trope is quite the norm for Sailor Moon Big Bads.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Metalia? Metallia? Metaria?
- Straw Nihilist: Her exchange with Usagi in the final battle shows her as this.
- Teeth Clenched Team Work: Her and Beryl merging in the anime was done because it was the only available option left for both of them, as Metalia herself could never truly be freed without the Silver Crystal, and Beryl needed some sort of sustaining power or she'd die.
Voiced by: Keiko Han (original series), Misa Watanabe (Crystal) (JP), Naz Edwards, Jill Frappier (flashback in a later episode) (DiC), Cindy Robinson (Viz) (EN), Belinda Martinez (LatAm), Alessandra Araújo (PT-BR), Fernanda Figueiredo (PT) Irene Lindh (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Aya Sugimoto
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuri Nishina, Miyazawa Akiko, Midori Hatsukaze
Once an ordinary Earth woman, her obsession with winning Prince Endymion's love dragged her into Metalia's clutches; now she plans to use Metalia to get him back at any cost.
- Absolute Cleavage: Especially in the live action, where she was portrayed by a very... talented... porn actress.
- Adaptational Villainy: Although most villains were softened in the transition from the manga to the anime, Queen Beryl was instead changed from a tragic victim of manipulation by Metalia to a completely unsympathetic villainess who loyally served Metalia.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Her plan for the kidnapped Endymion.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the anime, when fused with Metalia.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking:
- Averted in the anime, surprisingly. While certainly a powerful sorceress, one rose from Endymion fatally wounds her. Metalia's power helps her bulk up afterwards, though.
- Played straight in the manga, with her nearly beating the Sailor Guardians on her own before she's killed by Minako.
- Big Bad: She is the first main antagonist of the first season and of the Sailor Moon series in general.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In the 90s anime. It helps that's she's given an incredibly stereotypical "evil villainess" voice.
- Disc One Final Boss:
- In the manga, where she was killed off rather easily by Sailor Venus before the true final confrontation with Metalia.
- In Sailor Moon Crystal, she dies before any of her minions, and the battle isn't all that difficult either (due to some epic Genre Blindness on her part).
- The Dragon: She is Metalia's subordinate.
- Dragon-in-Chief: In the 90s anime and live action versions because Metalia is Demoted to Extra.
- Dragon with an Agenda: In the manga and Crystal it's revealed that she intends to use the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal to take over the world herself and control Metalia. She never gets the chance to do so.
- Evil Sounds Deep: The Viz dub gives her a rather low pitched voice, especially in comparison to the Sailor Guardians.
- Evil Redhead: Especially as her uncorrupted self had black hair.
- Green-Eyed Monster and Love Makes You Evil: In the manga, she once was a normal witch from Earth, but her love for Endymion boosted her jealousy towards Serenity and made her easy prey for Metalia. While this is also true in the 90s anime, the first part of her backstory wasn't used.
- Heel–Face Turn:
- It's rather interesting that later re-tellings of the DK arc seem to do this to her to some extent, so much so that one might suspect it stems from a desire to do so to begin with. It's very present in some fanfiction, but to have both Sailor Moon: Another Story and PGSM do this to some degree (SMAS averts it, though it shows a past in which Beryl was actually sane and more lovesick than evil; PGSM really cranks it up at the end) might be telling of where they might go with further re-tellings, if they go all out with it (the series is known for Heel Face Turns of it's lesser villains).
- It's now a canon occurrence in several of the Sera Myu musicals in which she appears as a secondary villain to Galaxia.
- Ignored Epiphany: In the manga, where she was explicitly stated to be a "normal" woman before being corrupted by Metalia and briefly wonders how she managed to fall so far, before deciding that it's too late to turn back.
- One-Winged Angel: Her most powerful form in the anime, after Metalia merges with her.
- Spikes of Villainy: She has a pair of spikes on her shoulders for some reason. They're likely some sort of decorative Jewelry given she didn't have them as a normal woman.
- The Starscream: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal she hoped to keep the Silver Crystal for herself, and in the live action series planned to use it to control Metalia.
- Theme Naming: After the mineral beryl.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Seems to care more for her generals in Crystal than she did in the anime or manga, even going as far as to carry a wounded Zoisite away from the battle in act 5.
The Four Heavenly Kings
The Four Heavenly Kings (Shitennou)
Queen Beryl's four generals who are tasked with gathering energy from humans for Queen Metalia's awakening.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal they were Endymion's brainwashed bodyguards who genuinely cared for each other even while evil. The 90s anime turned them into villainous rivals who were more than happy to backstab each other when they got the chance.
- All There in the Manual:
- Their past lives as possible lovers to the Sailor Guardians were never mentioned in the anime. In the manga, we only get to see Kunzite making some teasing remarks about Princess Serenity to Sailor Venus, who blushes when she hears him. The Sailor V manga confirms there was a relationship between the two, much to the disappointment of would-be-Big Bad Adonis. And Jadeite in the manga lusts after Rei when he sees her in the present.
- The manga also had a particularly infamous picture◊ of the four Guardians and the Shitennou coupled off, which Naoko Takeuchi said was something she had considered, but never got around to fully fleshing out. Venus is confirmed to have at least fallen in love with Kunzite via a villain in her own manga (the chapter of which was published years after the original picture), and was completely confirmed to be in a relationship with him in the "Another Story" video game (the canon of which, obviously, is in question), and the Sera Myu musicals....let's just say the whole idea of the eight being romantically entangled is pretty much canon in everything but the original anime and PGSM.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the manga, Crystal, and the live-action adaptation. In the 90s anime they aren't even human, technically.
- Dead Person Conversation and Spirit Advisor: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, their spirits appear before Mamoru, whose generals and bodyguards they were in their Silver Millennium incarnations, to cheer him up and offer advice.
- Death by Adaptation: A strange case of it. They die in the manga and anime, but as mentioned above, their spirits remain present after death in the manga and Crystal. Not so in the 90s anime, where the removal of their backstory and connection to Mamoru renders it impossible.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Crystal, Metalia quickly disposes of them once they break free of their brainwashing.
- Flat Character / Generic Doomsday Villain: With exception of Kunzite, none of them have much, if any, personality in the manga.
- Four Is Death: Although the four of them never appear together out of flashback in the first anime. Averted in Sailor Moon Crystal, where the four Shitennou do appear all at the same time in Chapter 4 in front of the Sailor Guardians near the ending of the chapter.
- Lost in Translation: "Four Heavenly Kings" is the literal English translation of "shitennou," the Japanese name for the four Buddhist gods of the cardinal directions, and the term has given rise to a whole host of Fanon regarding the four being literal kings of various regions of the Earth during the days of the Golden Kingdom. However, in Japan the term "shitennou" is often used to refer to groups of four particularly powerful or accomplished people, and in this context would more accurately be taken to simply mean "Elite Four" (which is how the term is translated in localizations of other works that use it, such as Pokémon and Kill la Kill).
- Sue Donym: Jadeite used the name "Jay Daito" in more than one episode while in disguise. In the sound dramas, Zoisite calls himself "Zoi Saito," and Kunzite is "Kunz Aito."
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (original series), Daisuke Kishio (Crystal) (JP), Tony Daniels (DiC), Todd Haberkorn (Viz) (EN), Rene Garcia (LatAm), Leonardo Camilo (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Olav F. Andersen (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Jun Masuo
Portrayed in the musicals by: Susumu Nihashi, Yuuka Asami, Root
The faintly incompetent Starter Villain of just about every version of the series, who concocts various plots to steal human energy in the Tokyo area.
- Adaptation Dye-Job / You Don't Look Like You: Averted; Jadeite is the only Shitennou who looks (largely) the same in the manga/anime and in PGSM.
- And I Must Scream: In the 90s anime, Jadeite is eventually sealed inside a crystal and chucked off somewhere after one too many failures. Given Beryl has no trouble outright murdering her subordinates for their failures, this is an especially mean-spirited move on her part.
- Bishōnen: More so in the manga and Crystal.
- Crosscast Role: In one musical he was once played by Yuuka Asami, who played (and was the longest running) Sailor Neptune in prior musicals. The next musical also had him played by a different actress. He was played by a man in his first appearance however.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Was frozen in a crystal for his many failures in the anime.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: He devolves in an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, but he's still the one Shitennou who overpowered Sailor Moon, gave three Sailor Soldiers a desperate run for their money, and saw their true faces (with personal knowledge of Rei's identity to boot). Had Beryl not gone for You Have Failed Me before he could explain his final plan, he would have won the war for the Dark Kingdom by just kidnapping Rei in her sleep, either torturing or brainwashing Rei to get the names of Usagi and Ami from her, and then killing the three.
- An Ice Person: In Sailor Moon Crystal. Ironic considering how he ended up in the first anime...
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Gotta have some pity for the poor failure. Out of all four Shitennou, he was the only one who failed at accomplishing anything permanent and came across as the most pathetic in comparison to Nephrite (who held on to the energy he stole), Zoisite (who still managed to acquire most of the Rainbow Crystals), and Kunzite (who fought all five Guardians by himself and refused to go down easily).
- Jerkass: Is the only Shitennou in the 90s anime to have little to no positive qualities. He even makes a rather sexist remark to the Sailor Soldiers in his final episode, after seemingly beating Tuxedo Mask."Your last hope, Tuxedo Mask, is now dead. Go on and cry! Do you need a man to do everything for you?! Women are such shallow, useless creatures!" (Evil Laugh)
- Large Ham:
"Queen Beryl will be MOST PLEASED! Muahahahahahaha!"
- His DiC dub voice.
"You can't escape! Now die!"
- The new dub from Viz Media has Todd Haberkorn, who has been known to play hammy characters in dubs, so...
- Manipulative Bastard
- Ship Tease: With Rei in the manga and in Crystal.
- Smug Snake: He starts out seriously threatening in the first half of his arc, but spirals into this trope with each passing scheme (and failure) in the second half.
- Starter Villain: He's the first one the Sailor Guardians encounter.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Told that once to Moon, Mars, and Mercury. They were NOT amused and resulted in TRIPLE Plane Fu being used on him.
- Theme Naming: After the mineral jadeite.
- Undying Loyalty: His sole humanizing trait is his devotion to his queen; he even returns to her after his final defeat knowing damn well what the possible consequence will be.
- Villainous Crush: In the manga, after capturing Rei, Jadeite comments that he's strangely attracted to her. This scene was left out of the corresponding episode of the '90s anime, but included in Crystal.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Unlike his youma, he actually manages to overpower Usagi in his fight with her and it takes her, Ami, and Rei to beat him.
- Would Hurt a Child: One of his schemes involves manipulating people with cute pets, and the majority of the victims are young kids (Usagi's brother included). A scheme involving an amusement park also targets a lot of kids.
- You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, he gets frozen to death inside a crystal by Beryl after several failed attempts to kill the Sailor Soldiers.
- You Monster!: After making his sexist comment, Mars, Mercury, and Moon denounce him as "the enemy of women".
Voiced by: Katsuji Mori (original series), Kosuke Toriumi (Crystal) (JP), Kevin Lund (DiC), Liam O'Brien (Viz) (EN), Mario Castańeda (LatAm), Flávio Dias (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Staffan Hallerstam (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Portrayed in the musicals by: Toshikazu Seike, Karen Yoda, Koro
Jadeite's somewhat bolder and more flamboyant successor who uses the movement of constellations to find his energy targets.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon makes Nephrite a full redhead instead of a brunet.
- Adaptation Personality Change: The little personality he had in the manga was that of a brash, reckless person, with Takeuchi's notes indicating that he's the type to charge in and quickly get himself killed. Although his '90s anime incarnation is still brash and capable of recklessness (as shown in his interactions with Zoisite and his willingness to mouth off to Beryl), he's nevertheless much more cool-headed, manipulative, and capable of long-term scheming, such that Zoisite and Kunzite both acknowledge him as a formidable opponent. His personality in PGSM and Crystal is more in line with his manga counterpart.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unique to The '90s anime, Nephrite falls in love with Usagi's friend Naru and dies trying to protect her from his fellow generals.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: The dynamic with Nephrite and Naru. Naru knows he isn't a good person and is aware that he has tried to use her, particularly since he tells her as much. Yet she admits to a worried Usagi that she can't help loving him. Then Nephrite turns out to not be a monster after all... only to die in her arms.
- Astrologer: He consults the stars to locate his targets, acquiring vast amounts of energy from humans nearing their peak.
- Awesome McCool Name: In the English dub of the anime from the '90s, Nephrite goes by the name "Maxfield Stanton". It was probably picked as the closest thing to his alias in the original Japanese, Masato Sanjouin... but it fits his cover as an eclectic, charismatic billionaire by dint of being a really cool name.
- Becoming the Mask: In the '90s anime, Nephrite attempts to manipulate Naru into helping him discover Sailor Moon's identity by claiming that her love has awakened his humanity and that he wishes to defect from the Dark Kingdom. It works flawlessly - until Zoisite starts targeting Naru and Nephrite finds himself rushing to her rescue.
- The Berserker: In the manga, where he gets himself killed very easily!
- Catch Phrase: "The stars know everything."
- Cool Car: In the anime, Masato Sanjouin drives a sweet Ferrari.
- In episode 19, it is implied that, because none of the letters he sent out had any postage marks and were all handwritten, Nephrite had to find out the names and addresses of every schoolgirl in the city, wrote each letter, and then hand delivered them to their homes in person.
- Also, the department store mentioned in the love letters? The MS Department Store. It is blatantly implied he owned and built that store and named it after his alter ego Masato Sanjouin (or Maxfield Stanton, if you're watching the DiC dub).
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Naru's.
- Evil Genius: In the anime, with mysticism rather than technology. Used astrology to pick out people who would provide peak energy and cooked up a gem that would detect large energy sources/the Silver Crystal.
- Evil Redhead: In PGSM.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He had a gruff and sexy voice in the DiC dub.
- Famous Last Words: "I have ended up lying to you until the very end. Please forgive me. I'm glad I met you."
- DiC English dub: ''"Don't forget me... I just want you to know... You're in my heart."
- Viz English dub: "Looks like I continued to lie to you until the very end. Forgive me. Thank you... for being part of my life."
- Hair-Trigger Temper: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, it doesn't take much for him to lose his temper.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Just as he is about to reject the Dark Kingdom for Naru, Zoisite comes in and has him murdered.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he dies in the 90s anime.
- Large Ham: In both the original and the dub versions. That creepy mansion he was operating out of in that dark, gloomy forest? He didn't just make the mansion, he made the forest and the mountain it stood on out of thin air. His debut as Masato Sanjouin has him speeding through the streets in a red sports car, and when he shows up at Rui's tennis match, just jumps over the fence without breaking stride and introduces himself as "Masato Sanjouin, just an eccentric coach." And then there's the possibility that the outrageous tendencies his victims start to develop, as well as some of the flashier youma he uses, may be extensions of Nephrite's will and personality, it kind of says a lot about how grandiose he really is. Maybe even more so than Zoisite.
- Love Redeems: Anime only, where spending time around Naru initially manipulating her results in him gradually starting to care about her for real.
- Redemption Equals Death: In the anime, where he dies saving Naru.
- Ship Tease/Villainous Crush: Ami and Nephrite in the live-action. In Sailor Moon Crystal possibly like Jadeite with Rei, he recognizes the look in Makoto's eyes when she fights as Sailor Jupiter.
- Spared by the Adaptation: The only Shitennou to survive in PGSM, if only reincarnated. That is, until Princess Sailor Moon destroys the world...
- The Starscream: Implied in the anime that he'd be willing to betray Beryl if he found the Silver Crystal.
- Theme Naming: After the mineral nephrite.
Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (original series), Masaya Matsukaze (Crystal) (JP), Kirsten Bishop (DiC), Lucien Dodge (Viz) (EN), Magda Giner (LatAm), Noeli Santisteban (PT-BR), Rogério Jacques (PT) Sanna Ekman (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Yoshito Endo
Portrayed in the musicals by: Toshitaka Akita, Masakazu Idono, Akira Tomemori, Kaname Aoki, Ryo Saika
The most cunning and manipulative of the Shitennou, though he's also rather vain and petty. In the 90s anime, he was in a relationship with Kunzite.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon sees Zoisite go from blond to White Hair, Black Heart.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He is radically different in PGSM than in any other adaptations, being much calmer, kinder and more mature.
- Adaptational Sexuality: In The '90s anime, Zoisite is gay and in a relationship with Kunzite. The manga never addresses his sexuality, but a developmental piece of concept art by Naoko Takeuchi has him embracing Sailor Mercury. The ''La Reconquista" musical also depicts a romantic connection between the two.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the manga, he was visibly upset by Nephrite's death and tried to avenge Jadeite by attacking Rei in a side story. Compare to the anime where he doesn't give half a damn about anyone but himself and Kunzite.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Sure, he was a sadistic little Troll who had Nephrite killed out of jealousy and stabbed Tuxedo Mask, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he's dying in Kunzite's arms.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In a short term way. He was successful in getting rid of Nephrite and in his first outing as Beryl's top bad guy, he successfully retrieved the red Rainbow Crystal in spite of his encounters with Makoto. He was officially the first bad guy in the 90s anime to actually succeed at their assigned task.
- Big Eater: In the rare CD sound dramas, Kunzite tells him to eat a hundred meat pies as penance for goofing up a practice run with their scheme. He doesn't seem to mind terribly.
- Bishōnen: So much so, it was very easy to change his gender. See Dude Looks Like a Lady below.
- Camp Gay: In the original Japanese version and the Viz dub.
- Cherry Blossoms: Always appears surrounded by LOTS of petals. On the second part of the episode where Usagi is revealed to be The Moon Princess, Zoisite even wanted cherry blossom petals to carry his spirit off when he died.
- Combat Pragmatist: He'll use disguises, stab you from behind, double-cross you, lie blatantly and serially, grab his objective and immediately teleport out, cripple his enemies, distract his foes with throwaway minions, attack from afar, target civilians, engage his opponents peicemeal, and will teleport out immediately if things aren't going his way. Of all the Dark Kingdom's servants, he is easily the most clever.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Do NOT attract Kunzite's attention!
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Kunzite's arms after being killed by Beryl in the 90s anime.
- Dirty Coward: He (or "She" if you've seen the original English dub) never fights fair.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Very much so. The Canadian dub had Zoisite as a woman because (a) they wanted a token evil female member of Queen Beryl's army, (b) he looks pretty enough to pass for a woman, (c) to cover up the fact that he's in a homosexual relationship with Kunzite/Malachite, and (d) to get rid of the Villainous Crossdresser aspect of Zoisite dressing up as Sailor Moon in the episode in which Sailor Venus is introduced.
- Evil Is Petty: He basically had Nephrite killed out of jealousy, and later stabbed Tuxedo Mask for mildly scarring his face.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Big time in the 90s anime, right down to the actual green eyes.
- Irony: When he kills Nephrite, he tells him "you should be happy to die with the one you love". Guess what happens to him 11 episodes later.
- Jerkass: Has one humanizing trait in the anime and that's his/her love for Kunzite, and even that can get out of hand.
- Large Ham: In the original anime. Also in the CD dramas, especially during his scenes with Kunzite.
- Love Makes You Evil: While he wasn't a huge saint already, some of his worst actions either were to please his lover/mentor Kunzite or because he was jealous of someone else who had taken Kunzite's attention away from him.
- Manipulative Bastard: Hated Nephrite, and eventually succeeded in getting him killed off.
- Minion Shipping: With Kunzite, in the anime.
- Musical Assassin: In the live-action series, he channeled his power through the songs played on his piano.
- Noblewoman's Laugh:
- In the Canadian English Dub.
- Even manages this in the original Japanese version when disguised as Sailor Moon.
- Petal Power: Often surrounded by pale pink petals, mostly when teleporting.
- Pragmatic Villainy: To his credit, he also knows better than to go in for the kill without an attack plan, or when to back away to save his own life. There's a reason he lasted longer than any of the other three.
- Removing the Rival: When Nephrite in the '90s anime starts aiming to one-up Zoisite by taking over the job of finding the Silver Crystal, Zoisite is pissed. Even if Nephrite hadn't turned his coat for Naru, it's likely Zoisite would still have had him killed.
- Say My Name: "Kunzaito-sama!", especially in the CD dramas.
- Sissy Villain: Doesn't stop him from being considerably more effective than either of the previous reoccurring villains, though...it arguably contributes to it, since his lack of power forces him to rely on his wits and on blatant cheating, which gets the job done often.
- She's a Man in Japan: Is the Trope Namer, thanks to DiC's notorious North American version. Becomes Hilarious in Hindsight, since his first appearance antagonizing the Guardians in the manga and Crystal has him disguised as a woman. This was averted in Viz Media's uncut and uncensored version, where he is voiced by a man.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Kunzite pretty much turns his knees to jelly.
- Smug Snake: Despite his effectiveness as a villain he has plenty of this. He's more bark than bite until the final episodes of his arc.
- Sophisticated as Hell: In the Viz dub, he says "hell" and "damn" quite a bit despite his dainty and cultured mannerisms.
- Teens Are Monsters: Is said to be 16-17 per Takeuchi's notes. If this indeed carries over to the anime, it certainly explains why he's such a spitfire.
- Theme Naming: After the mineral zoisite.
- Token Good Teammate: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Zoisite is the only one of the Shitennou that remembers his past life and tries to act for the good of the other Shitennou and his former Master Endymion as a result of having his memories.
- Undying Loyalty: To Kunzite in the original anime, to Endymion PGSM.
- Villainous Crossdresser
- White Hair, Black Heart: In the live action only. He's blond elsewhere.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Screamed at the top of his lungs and ran for his life when he was surrounded by rats in a sewer. Oddly, he seemed to get over it after being covered by them.
- The Worf Effect: In every version so far, Sailor Venus's debut includes kicking his ass to show how awesome she is, be it crippling his hands with a crescent beam just as he's about to kill Tuxedo Kamen (anime) or hacking him into tiny pieces with a Precision-Guided Boomerang (manga). He survives the encounter in Crystal, but is still summarily defeated.
- Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms about attacking a little girl he believes is the final Rainbow Crystal carrier. When he realizes her cat is the one, he's more concerned about the fact that he was wrong than the fact that he attacked an innocent child.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: A very subtle version during the later parts of Nephrite's arc. Zoisite is always the one who approaches Nephrite to give him a hard time, and when Nephrite reacts predictably he becomes offended and runs to Kunzite for reassurance.
- You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, he gets killed by Beryl after one too many failures.
- Yaoi Guys: With Kunzite, in the anime (original Japanese version only).
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (original series), Eiji Takemoto (Crystal) (JP), Denis Akiyama (DiC), Patrick Seitz (Viz) (EN), Guillermo Saucedo (LatAm), Wellington Lima (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Olav F. Andersen (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Akira Kubodera
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuuta Mochizuki, Ryuuji Kasahara, Hidetaka Asano, Miki Kawasaki, Mayu Iseki
The leader of the Shitennou, and naturally Beryl's most powerful underling. He plans to root out the Moon Princess and steal the Silver Crystal.
- Adaptational Badass: The 90s TV series takes this a step further, showing him defeating the Guardians in a Curb-Stomp Battle and it's only the interference of outside elements such as Prince Endymion that prevents their execution.
- Adaptational Sexuality: In The '90s anime, Kunzite is gay and in a relationship with Zoisite. Codename: Sailor V briefly depicts a past-life relationship with Sailor Venus.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Kunzite's hair goes from the original white to black.
- Affably Evil: Averted. His Swedish voice actor also voiced Jadeite and that performance was Affably Evil, but as Kunzite he did a better job.
- Ambiguously Brown: In the first anime.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: In PGSM, Kunzite became shy, likable amnesiac Shin as punishment for being The Starscream.
- Badass Decay: In-universe, slightly in the 90s anime. Justified in that he's mourning the loss of his lover, Zoisite. Being saddled with the brainwashed Mamoru, whose tendency to object to underhanded tactics causes him to constantly undermine Kunzite's plans, doesn't help either.
- Badass Gay: In the 90s anime only, where he is Zoisite's lover.
- Bi the Way: In Another Story and possibly in the 90s anime. The game, which follows the 90s anime canon while adding elements from the manga, presents a backstory where he and Sailor Venus were known to be lovers in the past. Also, there are moments in the 90s anime where he is seen admiring women, much to Zoisite's jealousy.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Becomes even moreso than he was initially in the manga when he attempts to betray Beryl and she puts him under total mind control as punishment.
- Character Focus: He's the only Shitennou in the original manga to have any sort of development and prolonged exposure.
- Crosscast Role: The musicals again.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes these out in all his fights with the Guardians, and is on the receiving end when Sailor Moon has the Silver Crystal.
- Dark-Skinned Blond:. In '90s anime. In the manga and Crystal he's fair-skinned, and in the live-action his hair is black.
- Dub Name Change: In the 90s dub, his name was changed to "Malachite". This one is justified, as there was apparently legal issues with using "Kunzite". At least malachite is also a mineral so the change doesn't stick out.
- Evil Sounds Deep: In the Viz Media dub, courtesy of Patrick Seitz.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In the '90s anime, his plans to discover Sailor Moon's identity and entrap the guardians are consistently effective and mostly fail only due to the interference of the brainwashed Mamoru, who Beryl insists that Kunzite work with. Additionally, he's strong enough to hold his own against all five guardians, in contrast to Beryl who is laid low by a single rose thrown by Mamoru.
- Lap Pillow: Kunzite's first appearance in the '90s anime has him allowing a tearful and humiliated Zoicite rest his head on his lap, after Beryl chooses Nephrite over him for a mission.
- Minion Shipping: With Zoisite, in the anime.
- Race Lift: Goes from pale in the original manga artwork to Ambiguously Brown in the 90s anime.
- Theme Naming: After the mineral gemstone kunzite. The DiC English dub retains the theme by naming him after another mineral gemstone, malachite.
- Ship Tease: During their first confrontation in Crystal, Sailor Venus implores Kunzite to stop his attack, referencing his "true self." Her words seem to make him hesitate briefly, until Beryl orders him to get on with it.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Seems to have this with Zoisite; he's mostly very serious and aloof but has several moments where his affection for Zoisite is quite clear.
- Together in Death: Invokes this during his death in the original anime, when he calls out for Zoisite to lead him to where his soul rests.
- Villainous Valour: In the anime. When fighting against Sailor Moon and the Silver Crystal, he is given a chance to be redeemed. He rejects it emphatically and attacks as strongly as he can, despite being blatantly outclassed. He then ends up being literally the only non-Big Bad villain to be killed by a member of the Sailor Guardians.
- White Hair, Black Heart: In every adaptation but the live-action.
- Yaoi Guys: With Zoisite, in the original anime.
Dark AgencyA sub-division of the Dark Kingdom and the main antagonists in Codename: Sailor V.
- Big Bad: Danburite is the main antagonist of Codename: Sailor V.
- Evil Diva: The Dark Agency is full of them.
- Generation Xerox Dark Guys, Twin Dark, and Dark Shizukahime are all clones of Fluroite, the head of the Dark Agency's talent division.
- The Man Behind the Man: Fluorite is presented as the Big Bad in the first chapter, but is later revealed to actually serve Danburite, who in turn is serving Kunzite (who himself serves Queen Beryl, who serves Queen Metaria, who in turn is a incarnation of series big bad, Chaos. Whew!)
- Mysterious Protector: Phantom Ace, who was created well after Tuxedo Mask seemingly to fill that role for Sailor V. It turns out that Naoko Takeuchi was playing off audience expectations, as Phantom Ace turns out to actually be the Big Bad, Danburite.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The Big Bad of Codename: Sailor V is a mere underling of the first manga arc's Quirky Miniboss Squad (specifically under Kunzite), though he does get to control a whole subgroup within the Dark Kingdom - the Dark Agency.
- Tragic Villain: Danburite.
Mio Kuroki (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon)
Portrayed by: Alisa Yuriko DurbrowA teenage clone of Queen Beryl created to infiltrate the Sailor Guardians's social circle and sabotage Usagi while pretending to be a friend.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Yep, just like her genetic source. Moreso in the Special Act: all she wants to assemble her new Dark Kingdom is a king, and she wants specifically Mamoru to be that king. And she very nearly got it, hadn't Usagi meddled in (oh, and hadn't Mamoru resisted her brainwashing as well).
- Back from the Dead: In the Special Act.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: When she comes back in the Special Act, she openly announces her takeover this way.
- Faux Affably Evil: To a certain extent, as she was there to care for Mamoru during his time as Queen Beryl's prisoner.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: In the Special Act.
- Idol Singer: A rival to Minako
- Literal Split Personality: From Queen Beryl, possibly, given her degree of free will.
- Man-Eating Plant: She turns into one to finish off Usagi once and for all.
- Manipulative Bitch: And how. Taking advantage of Usagi's naiveté was just kind of a boring Tuesday for her.
- One-Winged Angel: Her giant plant form.
- Pimped-Out Dress: As Queen Mio in the Special Act.
- The Rival: To Minako, in the J-Pop scene.
- Woman Scorned: The revelation that Mamoru resisted her brainwashing and, therefore, wouldn't marry her, got her so mad with despair that it triggered her transformation into her ultimate form.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She faints on the path of Mamoru's motorcycle in order to kidnap him and take him to the Dark Kingdom.
- Always Chaotic Evil: In the Canadian dub. Instead of being evil humans that became evil monsters, natives to the Negaverse seem to just be intrinsically bad.
- Ascended Extra: Morga is the only Youma to appear in the manga, the 90s anime, and Crystal, since she's the very first villain Sailor Moon ever fights.
- Creepy Doll: Murid and Jumeau.
- Cute Monster Girl: Some of them are very ugly. Others... not so much.
- Golem: In Crystal, they are made from dolls made of clay.
- Hero Killer: The DD Girls, who manage to kill every single Guardian except Usagi. ...Only for for said Guardians to take them down with them.
- The Legions of Hell: Damned entities that became hideous (for the most part) monsters after getting sealed away as punishment for their rebellion.
- Was Once a Man: In the manga, they're the reborn foot-soldiers who aided Beryl during her rebellion. Hinted at in the anime as well.
Black Moon Clan
The Malefic Black Crystal
The Malefic Black Crystal
- Evil Counterpart: To the Legendary Silver Crystal. It was often said that the two powers were equal.
- Evil Tower of Ominousness: A spire of pure black crystal that was planted in Crystal Tokyo in the manga, slowly killing the planet's population.
- Instant Death Radius: The crystal spire slowly kills everything around it with negative energy. Black Lady decides to speed up the process by planting two more into Earth.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: In the manga, Death Phantom wanted both crystals to obtain the greatest power of all.
Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama (original series), Hiroshi Iwasaki (Crystal) (JP), Tony Daniels (DiC), Steve Kramer (Viz) (EN), Paco Mauri and Jose Luis Castañeda (LatAm), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Prince Demande's mysterious advisor and the first to encourage the Black Moon Clan to search for the Silver Crystal. Of course, he's more than he first appears...
- A God Am I: A God of Death that is.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the second season.
- The Cameo: In the manga, he's the one to point Sailor Galaxia to the Galaxy Cauldron.
- Diabolus ex Nihilo: In the anime, where his backstory is removed and it's flat out stated that even the rest of the Black Moon Clan has no idea where he came from
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: Called the "Doom Phantom" in the English dub.
- Eldritch Abomination: In the manga, his true form is planet Nemesis, which isn't so much a planet as it is a planet-sized mass of dark power. In the anime, he's an Energy Being who dwells beyond the Dark Gate, who's Wiseman form is only a projected avatar.
- Evil Feels Good: In the English dub of Crystal he sounds like he's having the time of his life whenever he speaks.
- Evil Old Folks: In Crystal, he sounds like an old man.
- The Faceless: Until The Reveal, we only see Glowing Eyelights of Undeath under his hood.
- Famous Last Words:
- Original Japanese: I, Death Phantom, the ruler of darkness, will not be defeated...
- DiC: NO! This can't be happening! No one is as strong as the Doom Phant-!
- Crystal averts this, there he just screams before he dies.
- For the Evulz: His reasons for wanting to destroy everything comes down to his preferring darkness and nothingness over the current state of the universe.
- Fighting a Shadow: In the manga, that Grim Reaper we see is just a puppet he used, his real body being Planet Nemesis itself. In the anime, his Wiseman form is only an avatar controlled through his crystal ball that can simply pull itself back together when blown apart.
- Genius Loci: In the manga, he merged with planet Nemesis and made the whole planet is his body.
- The Grim Reaper: Looks like and thinks of himself as one.
- Hypnotic Eyes: His "Evil Eye" power.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: In the 90s anime, both in the original Japanese and the DiC and Viz dubs.
- Large Ham: In the anime when he reveals his true colors.
- The Man Behind the Man: Dimande thought he was just his adviser.
- Mind Rape and More Than Mind Control: Poor Chibi-Usa.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Hates all life with an absolute burning passion that is unrivaled even by the other Sailor Moon Big Bads.
- Our Liches Are Different: Several parallels can be drawn to a Lich in Death Phantom's design, to the point where the planet Nemesis could be called his phylactery.
- Rubber Man: Limited to his arms, referred to as the "Beast Hand" in the manga.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Death Phantom unleashes the full power of his Wiseman avatar to destroy the Earth in the anime.
- Straw Nihilist: He goes on several monologues about the pointlessness of life and how people can never truly love or understand one another, thus it would better to return the universe to nothingness. Though it seems mainly to be an excuse for his God-complex and sadism.
Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (original series), Mamoru Miyano (Crystal) (JP), Robert Bockstael (DiC), Matthew Mercer (Viz) (EN), Benjamin Rivera (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hikari Ono, Erika Mahiro
Leader of the Black Moon Clan, a group long ago imprisoned on Nemesis by Neo-Queen Serenity. He intends to take back the Earth and get his revenge on her... in the creepiest way possible.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: An Unwitting Pawn he may be, but he's still the strongest member of the Black Moon Clan apart from Death Phantom.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Is assumed to be the Big Bad initially by both the audience and the Guardians, but the more the arc goes on the clearer it is that he's just an Unwitting Pawn.
- Crosscast Role: Musicals only. He's played by the very female Hikari Ono.
- The Dragon: Though he's led to believe he's the Big Bad by Wiseman.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He was a massive jerk and leads the Black Moon clan, but he truly cares for Saphir and is devastated when he's killed by Wiseman. And in the anime, he seems to show some degree of sadness after Esmeraude's death.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Interestingly enough, however, he manages to be soft-spoken at the same time.
- The Evil Prince: The more psychotic manga version.
- Famous Last Words:
- Viz English dub: "Please promise to look after my people, the Black Moon Clan, back on Planet Nemesis. I thank you, Sailor Moon, my love..."
- Original Japanese: Are you crying for me? You are the ones who will build the future. Please take care of the Black Moon Clan of the Dark Moon on Nemesis. (Sailor Moon nods) Thank goodness. Sailor Moon, I love you.
- Crystal, English dub: My queen...
- Crystal, original Japanese: Queen...
- Forceful Kiss: On Sailor Moon, in the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal. He tries it in the Nineties Anime too, but Tuxedo Mask stops him in time.
- A Glass of Chianti: He often drinks a glass of wine.
- Go-Go Enslavement: Dolls up Moon in a pretty skimpy gown when he kidnaps her.
- Hypnotic Eyes: In the anime, he can open a hypnotic third eye in his forehead, and even shoots a magic beam from it once. In the manga, he has an "Evil Eye" too (it's even called such), but this version is used almost exclusively to shoot magic death beams.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: To Sailor Moon. In the anime, he makes up for this by Taking the Bullet for her later.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Anime and Musical versions. Even though he essentially tried to rape Sailor Moon and abuses his own brother, he still wanted to ultimately do what was right. He redeems himself in the anime and Crystal by sacrificing himself to save Sailor Moon's life and in the Musicals he actually gets reborn as a Earthling!
- Love Redeems / Heroic Sacrifice: In the Nineties Anime and Sailor Moon Crystal, he dies trying to protect Usagi.
- Omnicidal Maniac: In the manga, he goes batshit insane after being forced to kill Saphir, who was under Death Phantom's mind control and finds that Death Phantom merged with Nemesis, meaning he has no chance of killing him, and tries to erase all of the space/time by causing a Temporal Paradox.
- Pietŕ Plagiarism: In the anime, he carries Saphir's lifeless body in his arms.
- Theme Naming: After the gemstone diamond.
- Tragic Villain: In the manga. There's no redemption for him, as Death Phantom corrupts him beyond all hope, but his case is still presented as a sad one nevertheless.
- Villainous Crush: On Sailor Moon.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: In the manga and Crystal, he despised the idea of immortality, which got him imprisoned.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: The anime version. His original goal, before being corrupted by Death Phantom and his lust for Neo-Queen Serenity, was to conquer the Earth so that the people of Planet Nemesis could live better lives there.
- Would Hurt a Child: He kills one in the manga, and nearly does it in Sailor Moon Crystal.
- Yandere: For Sailor Moon, so very much.
Voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura (original series), Tsubasa Yonaga (Crystal) (JP), Lyon Smith (DiC), Greg Felden (Viz) (EN), Emmanuel Rivas (LatAm), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuri Kuroda, Sora Manami
Prince Demande's stoic younger brother, a more idealistic soul who disapproves of Wiseman's influence on the Clan.
- Anti-Villain: Mainly in the anime, but to an extent in the manga as well (he tries to kill Sailor Moon, but does so because he sincerely believes she and her Silver Crystal are the source of all problems.)
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the manga, which leads to his death.
- Crosscast Role: Musicals again.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the 90s anime, he's held by both Moon and Tuxedo Mask as he perishes.
- Evil Genius: In the manga. Only hinted in the anime, where we know he creates the Dark Crystals that Esmeraude plants around but we don't see him making them.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime he admits to Esmeraude that he's jealous of Sailor Moon due to how obsessed Dimande is with her, but doesn't reach Crazy Jealous Guy extremes.
- Identical Stranger: To Mamoru.
- Love Hurts: In the 90s anime, it's hinted that he's the reason why Petz hates men. They sort-of reconcile... right before he dies. And this is not counting his conflicted thoughts on Dimande, either, whatever their nature is.
- Non-Action Guy: In the anime, where he's the only clan member to never directly confront the Guardians, and doesn't do any fieldwork like Rubeus and Esmeraude.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: He starts calling out Esmeraude on her failures right when she's taking a bath.
- Only Sane Man: He's the only member of the Clan who voices doubts about the whole "Change the future by destroying the world of the past" plan as a good idea and was suspicious about Wiseman using them all from the very beginning.
- Redemption Equals Death: In the 90s anime.
- Remember the New Guy: Unlike his fellow clan members, he doesn't really get much of an introduction. He just appears in one scene all of a sudden.
- Rubber Man: Was given Wiseman's "Beast Hand" technique towards the endgame in the manga.
- Theme Naming: After the gemstone sapphire.
- The Unfought: In the 90s anime. He never fights the Scouts directly, he never sends Droids after them, he barely even interacts with them. The only reason they realized he even existed was because he found out Wiseman was just using them.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Esmeraude in the anime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Though it's more black with a slightly blueish tint.
Voiced by: Mami Koyama (original series), Houko Kuwashima (Crystal) (JP), Kirsten Bishop (DiC), Rena Strober (credited as Rena S. Mandel) (Viz) (EN), Vicky Burgoa (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Miki Kawasaki, Mitsumi Hiromura
The Clan's best (and hammiest) henchwoman. She's in love with Demande and furious that he seems to only have eyes for Neo-Queen Serenity.
- Baleful Polymorph: In the anime, Wiseman tricks her by offering her a crown that will boost her powers. It turns her into a mindless dragon instead.
- Big Eater: While at a bakery, she manages to wolf down multiple pastries of various shapes and sizes. Apparently, this is because she had never had the chance to eat sweets before.
- Body Horror: Wiseman's power changes her arms into monster-like claws.
- Butt Monkey: In the anime, whenever Esmeraude went out in her human disguise, something humiliating or funny was bound to happen to her. Like completely pigging out at a pastry shop, getting peed on by puppies, etc.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Demande. (And Wiseman takes advantage of this.) She's so clingy that, when Demande kidnaps Usagi, she secretly helps her escape because she really doesn't want her to stay around; it's even lampshaded by the just as jealous Saphir, since he saw Esmeraude do so and correctly deduced her reasons.
- A God Am I: Courtesy of Wiseman. Except it's a clever trap devised by him...
- Green-Eyed Monster: Both metaphorically and literally.
- Jerkass: She's quite rude, haughty, and bitchy and looks down on others who she feels are not beautiful, especially when compared to her. In one episode of the 90s anime, the thing she does when she leave Rubeus to due on his exploding ship as it self destructs is laugh in his face as she teleports away.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: In the 90s anime, leaving Rubeus to die when he actually seemed to trust her would be despicable... if Rubeus hadn't done the exact same thing to the Four Sisters. Thus it winds up as a Karmic Death rather than a Moral Event Horizon on Esmeraude's part.
- Large Ham: She speaks in a powerful voice and has a distinctive loud laugh.
- Little Black Dress: She wears a short sleeveless black dress with matching gloves and boots.
- Ms. Fanservice: Wears a rather short sleeveless black dress, and shows her legs quite a lot. She even boasts about her good looks to the Sailor Guardians in one episode."Well, you're just skinny, pimply schoolgirls with flat chests and flat butts!"
- Noblewoman's Laugh: ...which is so painful and annoying, the characters actually cover their ears on hearing it.
- Pretty in Mink: Wore a couple fur coats in the anime.
- Proud Beauty:Esmeraude: "I'm the most beautiful woman in the universe!"
- Rapunzel Hair: She has waist-length long hair.
- Sexy Walk: Her long legs and boots emphasize her alluring, albeit somewhat pretentious, gait.
- She's Got Legs: As her dress makes quite clear.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Saphir in the anime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
- You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, she leaves Rubeus to die on his exploding ship when he fails to capture Chibi-Usa and killing Sailor Moon when she rescues the other Sailor Guardians."You allowed Sailor Moon, the Sailor Guardians, and The Rabbit (Chibi-Usa) to escape. And now you want me to save you? You're a truly pathetic specimen. Our glorious clan really has no use for an incompetent man who has failed in his mission. Do us all a favor and vanish with this ship. (mockingly laughs and teleports away, leaving Rubeus behind)"
- Zettai Ryouiki: Uses a dress with a VERY short skirt and knee-high boots.
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (original series), Hiroki Takahashi (Crystal) (JP), Robert Tinkler (DiC), Steve Staley (Viz) (EN), Rene Garcia (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Riona Tatemichi
Lowest on the Clan's totem pole and supervisor of the Ayakashi Sisters.
- Adaptational Badass: Manga!Rubeus didn't do much aside from watching everything unfold from the sidelines and eventually deciding to quit when things went awry. 90s!Rubeus, while no better on the bystander aspect, is incredibly manipulative of his subordinates to the point of giving them weapons that would obliterate everyone in range. He could also give a decent fight against Sailor Moon.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the manga, he actually shows some concern for his comrades and is the first of the clan to realize that Wiseman is just using them and tries to turn tail, but gets promptly killed for it. As you will see below, this was not the case in the 90s anime.
- Asshole Victim: In the 90s anime, where Esmeraude leaves him to die in his spaceship as it's self-destructing because he's not useful to Demande anymore due to his failure, in an Ironic Echo of what he did to the girls.
- Bad Boss:
- Was planning on sacrificing the Four Sisters from the very beginning so that he could get all the glory of capturing Chibiusa himself.
- Averted in the manga, he actually shows the most concern for their clan as they drop like flies. Or at least is the only one who cares to mention it.
- Bastard Boyfriend: While he wasn't exactly Kooan's boyfriend, he shows MANY of the signs of the trope towards her.
- Famous Last Words: After Green Esmeraude leaves him to die on his exploding ship...
- Original Japanese: Esmeraude, help me! ESMERAUDE!!!!
- DiC English dub: "No! Emerald, come back here! EMERALD!!!!"
- Viz English dub: "Esmeraude, NO! Don't leave me! ESMERAUDE!!!!"
- Crystal, when he's about to be killed by Wiseman: W-who are you... (in the original Japanese he just says "You're...")
- Hate Sink: His 90s anime counterpart is by far one of the most vile and loathsome villains in the series, given he has no comedic moments and is willfully exploiting the Ayakashi Sisters to reap the benefits of their success.
- Kick the Dog: "Accidentally" crushing the bottle of perfume Koan went out of her way to buy for him right in front of her. The DiC dub made him even worse, with him going out of his way to needlessly insult Koan just before giving her the time bomb (while in the original he said love didn't belong in their Clan).Rubeus: And frankly you've been wearing so much perfume lately I can barely stand to be around you!
- Killed to Uphold the Masquerade: By Wiseman in the manga.
- Lazy Bum: Doesn't do anything in the 90s anime except bark orders at the Ayakashi Sisters, hoping to get rewarded for whatever they accomplish. Although he does step up after he loses all four of them and tries kidnapping Chibi-Usa and the Guardians.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In the manga and Crystal, after figuring out he was being used by Wiseman, he was ready to jump ship. Wiseman didn't take the idea well.
- Smug Snake: Especially in the anime.
- Theme Naming: After the gemstone ruby.
- You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime:
- Rubeus gives Koan an explosive MacGuffin, telling her to kill herself and the Guardians with it as a proof of her love for him. The Guardians destroy it, Koan has a heartbreaking Villainous Breakdown and attacks them in a blind rage, but Mars stops her and makes her come back to her senses. Moon then purifies Koan and gives her a normal life.
- Rubeus himself ends up on the receiving end of this trope as well, when he's left to die on his ship by Esmeraude when it self destructs after failing to kill Sailor Moon and capture Chibi-Usa.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Petz, in the 90s anime. He turned her into even more of a Psycho Electro than she already was, then revealed this in the middle of a battle that she and Calaveras were losing, and used the MacGuffin that was controlling Petz to create a black hole. But the girls survived and won, and Moon again purified the sisters. And later, Esmeraude leaves him to die in his spaceship because he's not useful to Prince Demande anymore, in an Ironic Echo of what he did to the girls.
The Four Weird/Spectre/Ayakashi Sisters
Petz voiced by: Megumi Ogata (original series), Wasabi Mizuta (Crystal) (JP), Norma Dell'Agnese (DiC), Jessica Gee (Viz) (EN), Alejandra de la Rosa (LatAm), Cristina Paiva (PT). Portrayed in the musicals by Ai Ikegami, Karen Yoda.
Calaveras voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (original series), Tomoe Hanba (Crystal) (JP), Jennifer Griffiths (DiC), Cassandra Lee (Viz) (EN), Belínda Martinez (LatAm). Portrayed in the musicals by Ado Endou.
Berthier voiced by: Yuri Amano (original series), Rumi Kasahara (Crystal) (JP), Kathleen Laskey (DiC), Cindy Robinson (Viz) (EN), Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT). Portrayed in the musicals by Manami Wakayama.
Koan voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (original series), Satsuki Yukino (Crystal) (JP), Alice Poon (eps 54-57) and Mary Long (eps 58-65) (DiC), Eden Riegel (credited as Claudia Lenz) (Viz) (EN), Ángela Villanueva (LatAm). Isabel Wolmar (also Calaveras, PT). Portrayed in the musicals by Seiko Takuma, Hinami Someya.
Rubeus' starter minions, given the task of capturing the Rabbit and sidelining the Sailor Guardians.
- Adaptational Heroism: In The '90s anime, their roles are expanded with sympathetic backstory, and they each perform a Heel–Face Turn against the Black Moon Clan, finally committing to normal human lives. In the manga, they're killed and forgotten like any other Monster of the Week.
- Affably Evil: Berthier is always calm and does bad things under Rubeus's orders.
- Ascended Extras: In the anime, they are given more prominent roles. In the manga they only appear briefly, have short fights with their Guardians counterpart before getting killed by Usagi.
- Ax-Crazy: In the 90s anime:
- Koan goes absolutely nuts after Rubeus's bomb meant for her and the Sailor Guardians is destroyed.
- Petz becomes corrupted by the stick Rubeus gives her to the point of even attacking Calaveras.
- Berserker Tears: Koan in the anime when Rubeus abandons her, sending her into a frenzy in which she attacked Moon, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter.
- Dark Action Girls: They are not slouches when it comes down to a fight, Koan especially, who has gone toe-to-toe with Sailor Mars and even managed to cripple the Guardians in a fight.
- Dark Is Evil: Especially in the manga. Never mind their allegiance with the Black Moon, but most of the sisters in the manga specialized in the occult. Koan predicted the future and specialized in telling girls they would die young, Berthier was a dowser, and Calaveras was a channeler who spoke with her sister's spirits after they died.
- Does Not Like Men: Petz in the 90s anime, after Saphir left her. This changes when she reconciles with him. Right before the dude kicks it.
- Driven to Suicide: Koan is ordered to kill herself by Rubeus, and Berthier tries to kill herself after her plan to capture Sailor Mercury fails and her sisters tell her that they want nothing to do with her anymore. Also, Petz attempts a Redemption Equals Death in order to stop the mess she'd created, but her sisters forgive her already and prevent this.
- Easily Forgiven: Berthier seemed to hold no resentment towards Calaveras and Petz for abandoning her right before her Heel–Face Turn. Although considering she saw the same thing happen to Calaveras and Petz, she may have just decided to reconcile with them.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Koan and Petz. They have the fair skin down while Koan has more dark blue/indigo hair and Petz has very dark green hair.
- Femme Fatalons: Koan.
- Flat Character: In the manga, where they're Monsters Of The Week.
- Four-Girl Ensemble
- Four Is Death: Manga only.
- Girly Girl: Every single one of them, at least in the anime.
- Heel–Face Turn: In the 90s anime, all of the sisters get purified by Sailor Moon as humans.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Anime only. As soon as Saphir and Petz get back together, he's brutally killed off.
- Love Makes You Evil: In the anime, Koan is in love with Smug Snake Rubeus and seeks for his approval. He only cares about using her for his plans.
- Love Martyr: Poor Koan, to Rubeus.
- Love Redeems: Also in the anime. After Koan had her Heel–Face Turn, she helped Berthier have hers, and then Calaveras and finally Petz came to the other side.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: The four girls serve under Rubeus.
- Psycho Electro: Petz can use her lightning abilities to overpower enemies.
- The Psycho Rangers: Are basically the Black Moon counterparts to the Inner Guardians. This extends down to their attacks. Koan used "Dark Fire" Berthier attacks with Dark Water, Petz uses Dark Thunder and Calaveras uses the Dark Love whip. They go all the way with getting their own Evil Counterpart personalities to the Inner Guardians in the anime as well.
- Redemption Equals Death: Attempted by Petz in the 90s anime to stop the mess she created due to Rubeus, but it doesn't work out and she is rescued.
- Spared by the Adaptation: They all get killed off in the manga, while Moon purifies them in the anime.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Cooan or Kooan? Beruche or Berthier? Calaveras is an exception: she's named after a gemstone named after Calaveras County California.
- Taking You with Me: In the 90s anime, Berthier invokes this during her suicide attempt on the Guardians.
- Theme Naming: Petzite, calaverite, berthierite and kooankou (kermesite) are also minerals.
- Token Good Teammate: Berthier in the 90s anime, but for a small measure of good. She's the most sensitive of the sisters, and the only one before her Heel–Face Turn to openly admit she cares about the other three. Berthier even said she'd miss Koan after she left.
- Two Siblings In One: Four, actually, in the manga, where Calaveras channels the spirits of her three sisters after their deaths.
- Vain Sorceress: The four of them.
- Villainous Breakdown: Each of the girls has one before their Heel Face Turns in the 90s anime, but none are more depressing than Koan's, who attempts suicide with a time bomb which is thrown out of her hands by the Sailor Guardians, then attacks all the Sailor Guardians in a blind, screaming rage until Sailor Mars protects her from getting kneed in the stomach by Sailor Jupiter and Berthier's, who gives a speech on how she knew Petz and Calavaras would abandon her in her time of need and thinks the idea of being left high and dry is funny, then snaps and uses her powers to freeze herself and everyone around her.
- Whip It Good: Calaveras, as the Evil Counterpart of Sailor Venus.
- Would Hurt a Child: Both versions. They have no qualms about killing Chibi-Usa, and Koan kills a little girl on the manga.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Koan and Berthier have actual blue hair(dark blue for Koan, and white-ish blue for Berthier), and Petz has green hair.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In the 90s anime, Rubeus tells Koan to kill herself with a bomb. Then Calaveras and Petz turn on Berthier, forcing latter to attempt suicide. Then Calaveras says this word-for-word to Koan and Berthier, but an Ax-Crazy Petz fries them and Calaveras, and Rubeus abandons Petz afterwards.
The Boule Brothers
The Boule Brothers
Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (Chiral) and Ryotaro Okiayu (Achiral) (original series), Wataru Akano (Chiral) and Kazunari Tanaka (Achiral) (JP), Doug Erholtz (Chiral) and Kyle Hebert (Achiral) (Viz) (EN)
Villainous twins who appear in both the manga and anime, though in vastly different contexts.
- Demoted to Extra: Subverted. Their role wasn't that substantial in the manga, but in the anime they go from being full fledged members of the Black Moon Clan to slightly advanced droids.
- Dub Name Change: They go from Chiral and Achiral to Doom and Gloom in the original English dub.
- Meaningful Name: Their names are chemical terms and foreshadow their complex molecular attacks.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Chiral has white hair and is a villain.
- Would Harm A Child: In the anime they spread negative energy in an elementary school, and corrupt children into becoming would be serial killers.
Voiced by: Kae Araki (original series), Misato Fukuen (Crystal) (JP), Liz Brown (DiC), Sandy Fox (Viz) (EN), Cristina Hernandez (LatAm), Fernanda Figueiredo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Mao Kawasaki, Shion Nakamaru, Yui Ito.
Chibiusa's Brainwashed and Crazy older form, corrupted by her loneliness and self-pity into becoming Wiseman's last and most loyal follower.
- Battle Aura: In the Crystal anime she has a black aura around her.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She is actually Chibi-Usa, but mind raped into believing that no one loved her.
- Broken Bird: In the anime, she claims that her parents abandoned her and that her Luna-P is her only friend. In a subversion, this is because she has been brainwashed into believing she had no friends and that she was abused by her parents. Once she's released, she returns to her non-broken and much more cheerful self.
- The Dragon: To Wiseman once Diamond's usefulness has been spent.
- Dub Name Change: In the original English dub, her name is "Wicked Lady".
- Evil Counterpart: To Sailor Moon.
- Fake Memories: One of the keys to morph Chibi-Usa into Black Lady is having her mind raped through this. The other is forcibly infusing her with Dark Energy.
- More Than Mind Control: In the manga and Crystal Wiseman exploits Chibi-Usa's deep frustration from being stuck in a body and mind of a powerless nine-year old for 900+ years, jealousy of her mother, and selfish desire to have someone all for herself, rather than just stuffing her full of Fake Memories. The tipping point of despair for Chibi-Usa was realizing that even Pluto, her best friend, has someone else in her life, namely King Endymion; and accordingly she comes back to her senses after seeing dying Pluto reach out to her.
- Morph Weapon: Uses Luna-P as one in the 90s anime, transforming it into a Parasol of Pain and other impromptu weapons.
- Parental Incest: Played straight in the manga and Crystal, she brainwashes Mamoru into believing he's Endymion and turns him into her boyfriend. Averted in the 90s anime; the kissing scene is shown, but is only an illusion to trick Usagi. It doesn't work.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She's Chibi-Usa, only brainwashed and magically aged up thanks to Wiseman. It's only temporary though: she turns back to normal upon being freed of the brainwashing (by either witnessing Pluto's Heroic Sacrifice in the manga, or through her parents' combined efforts in the anime. That said in the Manga she ends up older then she started (though not as old as Black Lady)
- That Man Is Dead: Or in her case, "This girl is dead". Says a variant of this in Episode 85 to Sailor Moon after her attempt to undo the brainwashing Wiseman inflicted on Chibi-Usa/Black Lady fails."Wiseman has given me a new name and a better life as Black Lady. I am not Chibi-Usa."
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In the anime, though this is part of Wiseman's plot.
- Mooks: In the manga and Crystal they're just this, and we're treated to the Sailor Guardians casually dispatching dozens of them bare-handed, Minako and Makoto sometimes doing it even without transforming.
- Mythology Gag: In the anime, they dissolve into sand when killed, since in the manga that's what they're stated to be made from.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: In the first anime especially.
- Aliens Are Bastards: In Crystal they seek out Earth to make their new homeworld. They don't care this would end humanity so long as their race survives.
- Alien Invasion: Pharaoh 90 uses Daimon eggs to create vessels that contain their alien bodies.
- Allegorical Character: S makes them represent the evils of corrupted adulthood; above everything else, the Death Busters value climbing higher up the "ladder" in hopes of rewards from their superiors.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: And HOW. They're the absolute worst at this in the 90s anime. While in the manga they're all killed by the Guardians, in the 90s anime there's very little loyalty between any of them. The only person Kaolinite and the Witches 5 trust in the 90s anime is Professor Tomoe.
- Eudial is killed by Mimete because she wanted her job, Mimete is killed by Tellu because Mimete tried to steal her job as well, Tellu is killed by her own plants, Viluy by her own nanites, Cyprine and Ptilol are tricked into blasting each other, Kaolinite is killed by Mistress 9 most likely as payback for all the times she abused her host body, and even Mistress 9 is subjected to this when she's almost killed by Pharaoh 90.
- One Of These Is Not Like The Others:
- Compared to the rest of the villain organizations, the Death Busters had the smallest connection to the Sailor Guardians beyond the coincidence that Mistress 9 just happened to be inhabiting the body of the reincarnated Sailor Saturn. The group as a whole had never heard of the Guardians or the Silver Crystal before, and in the case of the latter, they only learned of it when Chibiusa showed Hotaru her compact. The 90s anime takes this even further, when Kaolinite actually acquires Sailor Moon's compact for a while but has absolutely no idea just how powerful it is. This is alongside the Death Busters only seeking the Holy Grail, which became a completely separate object compared to the Grail of the manga and had no previous affiliation with Sailor Moon.
- While the other villain groups wanted power to rule, the Death Busters as a whole were committed to simply destroying everything via the Silence in the anime. In the manga they wanted to convert Earth into a second Tau system and use humans as vessels, but the conversion process still would have killed everyone as the Earth is merged with Pharaoh 90, who is only concerned with his survival.
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Crystal)
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the Infinity arc in the manga and the S season of the anime.
- Dimension Lord: Of the Tau Nebula.
- Eldritch Abomination: In the manga he doesn't even seem to have a corporeal form, appearing as a void of darkness with a pair of glowing "eyes" as its only identifiable features. In the 90s anime, he looks either like a planet or a swirling mass of dark energy.
- Fusion Dance: In the manga, with Mistress 9.
- Genius Loci: His goal in the manga, where he planned to merge with the Earth and make it their "second mother planet".
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In the anime, where he isn't even mentioned until near the very end of S and most of the season is spent building up Mistress 9 as the main threat instead.
- Invincible Villain: In the manga, since destroying him would have also destroyed the Earth, Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto have no choice but to banish him to another dimension from which he can never reach Earth again. This gives him the dubious distinction of being the only Big Bad who is never actually killed in the manga. In the 90s anime, however, he is destroyed by both Sailor Saturn and Sailor Moon.
- Killed Offscreen: In the 90s anime we never see him get destroyed. We see the gateway that's bringing him to Earth vanish, but that's about it.
- The Man Behind the Man: In the 90s anime, to Mistress 9. This is not the case in the manga and Crystal, in which he's shown as calling the shots from the beginning and Mistress 9's existence is a late-arc surprise.
- Nothing Is Scarier: In the anime, from afar he looks like a planet. We're never shown what he looks like up close, but the dead look in Sailor Moon's eyes after she returns from destroying him in his home dimension she emerges from him possibly implies that we're better off not knowing.
- Omnicidal Maniac: His goal is to colonize the Earth and, by extension, wipe out all of humanity and replace them with Daimons.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Is stuck inside his home dimension, the Tau Nebula, until Mistress 9 can open a gateway to our reality for him either through the Holy Grail (the '90s anime) or Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal (the manga).
- The Voiceless: The '90s anime version, aside from some very creepy moans when he finally arrives on Earth. This arguably suited his status as a Cosmic Horror better.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Has been feeding on human "Hostes" to regain his strength in the manga.
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (first anime), Yukiyo Fujii (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Christine Marie Cabanos (Viz) (EN), Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Tomoko Inami, Chinatsu Akiyama, Karin Takahashi
- The Antichrist: Both versions. She functions as the "key" necessary for Pharaoh 90 to enter our universe.
- Body Horror: Crystal really shows off the creepiness of Mistress 9's decaying form by having both her body and face twist apart.
- Demonic Possession: She's been slumbering inside Hotaru's body for years, and starts to take over after reacting to Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal, or, in the 90s anime, consuming Chibi-Usa's Pure Heart.
- Eldritch Abomination: She turns out to be one of these in the manga, complete with her complaining about how uncomfortable her human body is and her true form bursting out of Hotaru's body towards the end of the arc.
- Fusion Dance: In the manga, with Pharaoh 90.
- Evil Counterpart: In the 90s anime she is this to the Messiah of Good, Sailor Moon.
- Invincible Villain: In the manga, once she breaks out of Hotaru's body she becomes more or less this and ultimately merges with Pharaoh 90. In the 90s anime, however, she is destroyed after Sailor Saturn awakens from inside her.
- Knight of Cerebus: In both the manga and the anime, her awakening is when things truly start taking a very dark turn, and it results in the death of Chibi-Usa.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Physically. She's possessing Hotaru and forces Hotaru's body to age up once she takes over in full. Hotaru reverts to normal when she breaks free and awakens as Sailor Saturn.
- Red Baron: In the 90s anime, she is also known as the Messiah of Silence.
- Red Herring: The 90s anime spends most of the season hyping her up as the Big Bad, only for it to be revealed in the last few episodes that she is actually The Dragon to Pharaoh 90, who almost kills her as he makes his arrival on Earth.
- Prehensile Hair: Her main form of attack.
- Rapunzel Hair: Which she complains about in the manga. Every time she cuts it, it grows right back to absurd lengths.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Kaolinite in the anime, and later is on the receving end of this by Pharaoh 90.
Professor Souichi Tomoe/Germatoid
Professor Souichi Tomoe/Germatoid
Voiced by: Akira Kamiya (first anime), Takuya Kirimoto (Crystal) (JP), Jeff Lumby (Cloverway), Keith Silverstein (Viz) (EN), Carlos del Campo (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Shunsaku Yajima, Ryuuji Kasahara, Kaname Aoki, Yuki Kaon.
- Abusive Parents: In the manga. He is very emotionally abusive to Hotaru and used her for his experiments in his own selfish motives.
- Adaptational Heroism: 90s anime. To start with he is a Type II Anti-Villain whose motivation for working for the Death Buster was out of a desparation for finding a method to heal Hotaru's impaired condition. Second, he is a Benevolent Boss; see that entry for more information. Finally, he is a Good Parents who cares about Hotaru, even when evil. It really seem like the only reason he became evil is because of his Demonic Possession. Out of all the bad guys in charge of a sub-group of minions, Tomoe is arguably the nicest one. He's seen engaging in small talk with the Witches 5, and simply admits that he's very disappointed whenever one repeatedly fails instead of threatening to have them punished or killed. He even played Twister with them and gave Mimete a pep talk when she was depressed! In the manga, however, he's an non-possessed Mad Scientist trying to wipe out humanity who used his own daughter for his experiments in his own selfish motives.
- Benevolent Boss: The ONLY evil one in the anime. While all the other villains tend to either brutally punish or kill their minions if they fail, Tomoe only shows slight dissapointment and constantly gives them more than a second chance. He even shows concern about their health and claims that he doesn´t want to lose such talented workers.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In the anime. Very efficient Mad Scientist. Very quirky when off-duty.
- Demonic Possession: The anime version, due to A Deal with the Devil in order to save his daughter.
- Disc One Final Boss: Appears to be the Big Bad at first, and he even has his Co-Dragons, but in the end he's revealed to be a Co-Dragon himself.
- Eldritch Abomination: The creature possessing him in the anime. In the manga, his One-Winged Angel form also counts.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: In the manga and Crystal, Hotaru and Usagi both describe his hands as being inhumanly cold to the touch.
- Evil Laugh: In the anime, he has a truly awesome one.
- For Science!: His reason for willingly siding with Pharaoh 90 in the manga.
- Humanoid Abomination: Both the anime (while he's possessed) and in the manga (which he did to himself).
- The Faceless: In the 90s anime
- A God Am I: In the manga.
- Large Ham: The biggest one in Sailor Moon. Exhibit A.
- Laughably Evil: The anime version.
- Love Makes You Evil: In the anime, he was The Professor and he cared more genuinely for Hotaru than in the manga, but was driven towards the Despair Event Horizon in the freaky lab incident that obliterated his wife and assistants and severely injured both him and Hotaru. He only agreed to serve Pharaoh 90 when offered a Deal with the Devil that would save the dying little girl, not knowing that it would get worse.
- Mystical White Hair: In both the anime, he managed to uncover unknowable cosmic secrets without any magic of his own. Less so in the manga, since while he did manage some impressive feats in human engineering, he did have some help).
- Nightmare Face: Slasher Smile with Scary Shiny Glasses? Yes. He looks like a typical "happy face" logo, which is bad enough, but his creepy personality makes it even scarier.
- One-Winged Angel: In both the anime and the manga.
- Put on a Bus: In the '90s anime.
- Redemption Earns Life: Anime.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: In the anime, these are one of the two features of his face we can usually see through shadows, constantly hiding it. The second is Slasher Smile.
- Schrödinger's Cast: He's affable, funny, and sympathetic in the anime, but was pure evil in the manga.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Again, in the '90s anime.
- The Quisling: In the manga, this guy WILLINGLY agrees to help Pharaoh 90 enter our universe despite his plans to merge with the Earth and destroy all life on the planet.
- Transhuman Treachery: Though in the anime he didn't have a choice.
- Villains Out Shopping: He's often seen enjoying tea. In one episode, he DID go shopping.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and is the Big Bad.
Voiced by: Noriko Uehara (first anime), Hikari Yono (Crystal) (JP), Kristen Bishop (Cloverway), Tara Platt (Viz) (EN), Liza Willert (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Keiko Hanayama, Mutsumi Fukuma, Miki Kawasaki, Kei Ohgi
- Adaptational Villainy: In the anime, she's very emotionally abusive to Hotaru while in the manga she is at least respectful to her while it's actually Hotaru's father who is the Abusive Parent.
- Adaptational Wimp: Zigzagged. Her role within the Death Busters is much more grand in the manga and Crystal, to the point of arguably being higher ranking than Professor Tomoe since she is in charge of the Witches 5 and has direct contact with Pharaoh 90. The anime instead gave the Professor a much larger role, with Kaolinite relegated to merely being his assistant. That said, in the anime she fought all the Inner Guardians to a standstill and almost killed them and Tuxedo Mask before Sailor Uranus intervened, while in the manga she was an Anti-Climax Boss. Her second death at hands of Mistress 9 in the 90s anime was anticlimatic as well, though.
- Anti-Villain: In the manga, she wanted to obtain the three talismans and destroy them to prevent The Destruction.
- Back from the Dead: 90s anime only.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In her expanded Crystal backstory.
- Came Back Wrong: In the manga and Crystal, Kaori was originally a human lab assistant to Professor Tomoe, but when the Death Busters invaded she was struck by lightning. At that point, the woman called Kaori was killed and the vesselized Daimon called Kaolinite was born.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Just before she's about to finish off the Sailor Guardians, Sailor Uranus deflects her attack right back at her and seals her in glass, which leads to her first death.
- Humanoid Abomination: Possibly in the anime, definitely in the manga and Crystal, where she was the first successful human vessel that the Daimons created.
- Kick the Dog: She kills Hotaru's fish and snarks at her when she writes a letter to a former Ill Boy that she idolizes. Although the situation regarding Hotaru's fish is left ambiguous as to whether it was Kaolinite who did it or Hotaru during a moment when Mistress 9 was in control. The latter seems more likely, since the memory is shown during a montage of Hotaru recollecting the times when she's blamed for things she can't recall doing.
- Knight of Cerebus: Her introduction consisted of her Daimon stealing Rei's heart crystal and destroying Usagi's brooch, thus disabling her from transforming into Sailor Moon. In fact, later on, she manages to steal the Pure Hearts of all of the Inner Guardians, including Usagi's (with the exception of Venus, whose Pure Heart was later removed by Eudial.
- Love Makes You Evil: She's in love with Professor Tomoe in the 90s anime. Hinted in the manga as well.
- No Respect Guy: In both the manga and the 90s anime, though ironically it's reversed. In the manga she is the leader of the Witches 5 and they all respect her, but Professor Tomoe is very condescending and passive-aggressive towards her. In the anime, Professor Tomoe treats her very well, while the Witches 5, who answer to Tomoe, seem to resent her and treat her with open disdain, especially Viluy and Cyprine. And in both continuities, she's on the receiving end of this from Mistress 9.
- One-Winged Angel: In the manga and Crystal, she transforms into a Daimon.
- Only Mostly Dead: Until she is revived by Tomoe.
- Prehensile Hair: Before her first death, Kaolinite used her hair to attack quite frequently in the 90s anime.
- Retired Badass: After Professor Tomoe revives her, she seems to have lost her powers and continues to work exclusively as his assistant. It's later revealed she really hasn't lost her powers, at all.
- Sacred Hospitality: When Usagi and Chibi-Usa come to visit Hotaru, she cannot attack them.
- Schrödinger's Cast: Her role in the manga is largely different than her role in the anime. In the manga, Kaolinite is the Magus the Witches 5 report to, and she also uses a mystical well.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Kaori, Kaorinite, Kaori Nite, Kaori, Kaoli Night, or Kaori Night?
- The Starscream: In the manga and Crystal, she wants to replace Mistress 9 as Pharaoh 90s "partner", something that Mistress 9 is aware of and finds amusing. Also implied in the 90s anime, as this is likely the reason why she was so abusive towards Hotaru, although in this case it's mostly so that she can have Professor Tomoe's undivided attention.
- Straight Man: The early episodes have her play this to Tomoe's wackiness.
- Theme Naming: Yep. The mineral kaolinite.
- Too Dumb to Live: Seriously, how could she believe Mistress 9 wasn't going to be pissed at her for constantly mistreating her host body the way she did in the 90s anime?
- Unholy Matrimony: To a degree, with Tomoe. More blatant in the anime, where it's specifically mentioned that he somehow resurrected her after the Guardians killed her, and then there's a scene where she massages his shoulders as Tomoe confides his upcoming plans to her.
- Wicked Stepmother: More or less is this to Hotaru in the anime; she is actually nice to her in the manga, but Hotaru still doesn't like her.
- Unexplained Recovery: In the 90s anime we're never told how she comes back to life.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Is given this in the anime, courtesy of the recently-awakened Mistress 9. Might have been a revenge for her abuse of her host, Hotaru.
Underlings of the Death Busters, tasked with collecting human souls in the manga or pure hearts in the anime adaptation. In the manga they are perfect Daimons who serve Kaolinite, but in the anime are implied to be human and under Professor Tomoe's payroll.
- Adaptational Badass: All five of them in Crystal. Not only do their individual fights get expanded upon, but after being revived, not only do they manage to capture all four Inner Guardians like in the manga, but they also got to capture Sailor Moon for a little bit before getting defeated for good.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the 90s anime they were incredibly selfish individualists, who frequently backstabbed each other in order to gain Professor Tomoe's favor. Even when they weren't vying to suck up to Tomoe, they were not above betraying each other for petty gains.
- Ascended Extras: Eudial and Mimete in the anime, where they are multi-episode villains due to the need for the anime adaptation to stretch things out compared to the manga.
- Back from the Dead: All of them are killed off individually in the manga, but then resurrected by Kaolinite to fight the Sailor Guardians all at once.
- Designer Babies: In the manga and Crystal, they were the "beautiful, super life-forms" created by Professor Tomoe.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: The last three of the Witches 5 in the anime (Tellu, Viluy, and Cyprine) all get unceremoniously killed off within one episode after a brief confrontation with the Sailor Guardans.
- Flat Character: In the manga. While some of them do show a few personality traits, they still receive Monster of the Week treatment.
- Enemy Civil War: In the anime the girls backstab and kill each other without any second thoughts.
- Evil Redheads: At least three of the girls had red or orange hair: Eudial, Mimete, and Ptilol, though Mimete is more strawberry blond.
- Evil Teacher: In the manga, although students, each was at the head of a class at Infinity Academy and was thus allowed to teach said class.
- Geeky Turn-On: Oh, those labcoats and glasses!
- Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime, this seems to be the main reason for their constant backstabbing.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, damn near al of them end up getting killed this way.
- Humanoid Abomination: In the manga, where they are really Daimons. In the anime, they're likely just former Muggles who learned Functional Magic and Science.
- Meganekko: In the anime, all of them wear glasses as part of their lab attire.
- No Honor Among Thieves: Nope. None at all, in the anime. They all want the glory for themselves, and don't care what they have to go through to get it, even each other.
- Non-Indicative Name: Even after the sixth witch, Ptilol, is revealed, they're still called the Witches 5. This is because Ptilol is an extension of Cyprine and they count as one witch.
- Psycho Rangers: To the Guardians in the manga. Eudial to Mars, Mimete to Venus, Viluy to Mercury, Tellu to Jupiter, and Cyprine could count as one to Sailor Moon.
- Running Gag:
- The sign on the door of their office reading "Witches 5". After Eudial is killed we see a piece of paper has been taped over the 5 so that it now reads "Witches 4". And the episode after Mimette is defeated, a piece of paper taped over the first corrects it to read "Witches 3" and so on.
- Schrödinger's Cast: In the manga they all work for Kaolinite rather than Tomoe, are closer to being actual witches, and work fairly well together rather than backstab one another.
- Self-Disposing Villain: In the anime, all of them. Sure, the Guardians helped here and there, but these girls were so busy killing each other and/or being cocky idiots that the Guardians could've probably just twiddled their thumbs and waited.
- Smug Snake: Each one of them seem to think themselves more skilled than they actually turn out to be, especially in the anime.
- Theme Naming: Eudialite, mimetite, tellurite, viluite, cyprine and ptilolite are indeed minerals as well.
- Villains Out Shopping: In one episode of the 90s anime, they play Twister. Prof. Tomoe also joins them.
Eudial voiced by: Maria Kawamura (first anime), Chiaki Takahashi (Crystal) (JP), Loretta Jafelice (Cloverway), Erin Fitzgerald (Viz) (EN), Nancy Mackenzie (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hitomi Tsumura, Saya Chinen
- Adaptational Badass: Eudial was one of the weakest of the Witches 5 in the manga, but seems to be their leader in the animes. In the S anime, Mimete addressed her as senpai. In Crystal, she's usually the one to stand in the center and lead whenever the Witches 5 are together.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: In the 90s anime. On the other hand, she is more prone to comedic moments and being the Butt Monkey of many situations.
- Badass Normal: In the 90s anime, she is the first villain to not use any magic and doesn't even appear to have any powers, which is likely the reason why she initially requires Daimons as bodyguards. But once she starts using her various handmade weapons, she is not only able to outsmart each Sailor Guardian in a fight, but turns out to be stronger than Sailor Moon before she transforms into Super Sailor Moon.
- Blown Across the Room: After Usagi transforms into Super Sailor Moon, Eudial attempts to fry her, but Super Sailor Moon deflects her attack and sends her crashing through a stained glass window.
- Christmas Cake: The rest of the Witches 5 call her an old lady in the anime, likely due to this trope.
- Car Fu: Before the Fire Buster, this was basically her main form of attack in the anime.
- Combat Pragmatist: In the anime, Eudial discarded magic or complicated plans and used guns that could extract a Pure Heart faster than the Daimons (which she brought with herself only to provide cover for her escape), flamethrowers capable to overpower Sailor Moon's attacks, and even a few dozens machine guns!
- Destination Defenestration: After Super Sailor Moon deflects her attack. Astonishingly, she survives... but only for a few minutes.
- Disney Villain Death: Due to Mimette's antics, Eudial and her car go straight off a cliff, landing into the ocean below.
- Drives Like Crazy: Her extremely reckless driving becomes a running gag in the 90s anime.
- Gadgeteer Genius: In the original anime, unlike near every other villain in the show who relied on magical powers to carry out their plans, Eudial instead used mainly her own inventions. Surprisingly, this makes her more successful than a lot of the vilains in the show.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Not only does she create a more efficient way to extract Pure Hearts, but she actually succeeds at finding two of the talismans using only a computer. She then sets up an elaborate trap for Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who turned out to be the holders of the two talismans, and practically kills Neptune by extracting her talisman while critically wounded and would have done the same to Uranus had Usagi not intervened. But she then shows up again and snatches both talismans, stops the Inner Guardians from following her, and would have killed Sailor Moon and won the battle had Sailor Pluto not appeared at the right moment. Her actions also lead to Pluto revealing the third and final talisman and thus causing the Holy Grail to appear, which she comes extremely close to obtaining. Add all of this, and Eudial came closer to furthering the goals of her organization than any other villain in the show.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her Fire Buster is basically a vacuum cleaner that can shoot fire, and the upgraded version has a blender attached to it.
- Large Ham: But only when confronting the Sailor Guardians. During her conversations with Professor Tomoe, she is usually calm and calculating.
- Made of Iron: Not only does she survive having her flamethrower attack deflected back at her, but immediately after she's ejected out of the highest floor of the building through a window and only has a few scratches and bruises to show for it.
- Magic Brakes: Which leads to her death.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: That's why she was the most successful of the Witches 5.
- No Respect Guy: Gets no respect from the other Witches 5 in the 90s anime, despite being their superior and the one who taught them their ways.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Doesn't appear to be that much of a threat during her first few appearances, but once she discovers who is holding two of the talismans...
- Oh Crap!: Multiple times. When she found herself surrounded by Sailor Guardians (with the addition of an exasperated "You too?" when Sailor Venus added herself to the list of supposed civilians who had just transformed), when she found out that Sailor Neptune is Immune to Bullets, and when she discovered her car was sabotaged.
- One-Winged Angel: Manga only. After Sailor Mars destroys her human form, she reveals her gorgon-like Daimon form before being destroyed by Sailor Moon. Curiously, this was adapted out of Crystal.
- Playing with Fire: This was a mere Informed Ability in the manga. In the anime, she used two weapons of her own design that could shoot fire. Crystal expands her fight with Mars and Jupiter and shows her attacking with fire magic.
- Rapid-Fire Typing: In the anime she spends most of her time in front of a computer doing this when not out looking for Pure Hearts, and can even do so with one hand!
- Running Gag: In the anime, her car would always pop out from increasingly absurd places, ranging from the subway (first time) to the elephants cage at the zoo (the episode where she targeted Minako).
- Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: In a rather memorable scene, her locker is vandalized by Mimete and filled with her much hated snails.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates snails. This eventually leads to her downfall because Mimete not only tampers with her car, but puts some snails in the brakes to make her panic more.
Mimete voiced by: Mika Kanai (first anime), Yuki Nagaku (Crystal) (JP), Catherine Disher (Cloverway), Kira Buckland (Viz) (EN), Socorro de la Campa (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Shiori Honda, Aki Kudou, Ayaka Ida
- Adaptational Badass: In Crystal, she holds her own in battle a little better than she did in the manga, even creating her own Daimons instead of having having to beg Kaolinite for them.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Eudial outright describes her as such, stating that she acts cute and innocent on the outside to hide her true nature.
- Charm Person: Her specialty magic according to the Materials Collection, but while her attack is called Charm Buster, it doesn't really work that way in any adaptation.
- Butt Monkey: Not as much as Eudial, but still there.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not only does she kill Eudial to take her job, but she also tried to sabotage Tellu after finding out she was getting replaced.
- Clipped Wing Angel: In her last stand against the Sailor Guardians in the 90s, Mimete uses one of Eudial's inventions to transport herself into a theater screen, amplifying her powers tenfold. Just as it looks like an epic battle is about to begin, Tellu appears from the shadows and literally pulls the plug on Mimete before she even gets to attack.
- The Ditz
- Evil Diva: Was an Idol Singer in the manga and Crystal. In the 90s anime, she is merely a wannabe.
- Fake Cutie: This is truly prominent in Crystal. She usually looks like this◊, then shifts to THIS◊.
- Fate Worse Than Death: In the anime, she is left trapped inside a machine. Since she was converted to energy, and energy can't be destroyed, that means it's an eternal sentencing for her.
- Fangirl: In the anime, Mimete tended to attack her favorite idols. By her logic, people who were succesful and beloved had to possess very bright Pure Hearts.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: With Minako when they both compete in an Idol contest for an episode.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: In the above mentioned episode, she seriously considers leaving the Death Busters to pursue her dream of becoming an idol and even develops a brief friendship with Minako. Sadly this doesn't last, as she quickly goes back to her evil ways after losing the competition.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, she ends up trapped in the very machine she was about to use to lay the smackdown on the Sailor Guardians.
- Idol Singer: In the manga.
- Hypocrite: Mimete murdered Eudial because she was tired of her repeated failures. The catch is that Mimete herself wasn't really interested in her mission more than she was on meeting her idols or becoming a celebrity. She turned out to be the most useless member of the Witches 5.
- In one episode of the first anime, she calls herself "a good girl who has done nothing wrong". The camera immediately cuts to a picture of Eudial.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Ironic Echo/Death by Irony: The machine she ends up trapped in was built by Eudial, whom she killed.
- The Load: Is the weakest of the Witches 5 in both the manga and anime. In the manga, she has to beg Kaolinite for reinforcements once she realizes she is no match for the Sailor Guardians, and in the anime she was more interested in pursuing her celebrity crushes than actually getting any work done for the Death Busters.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Mimete actually screwed things up for the Death Busters pretty badly by killing Eudial. Since Eudial had discovered the identities of all of the Sailor Guardians and knew that Sailor Moon had the Holy Grail, the Death Busters could have staged an all-out attack against her to obtain the grail instead of resorting to collecting Pure Hearts as an energy source for Mistress 9. But with Eudial dead no one else learned this information, so the Death Busters ended up not making much progress during her tenure.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: As incompetent as Mimete was, there were a few rare instances that showed she could be truly dangerous when provoked.
- Psychopathic Man Child: With emphasis on the "child".
- Stalker with a Crush: How she sometimes acts with her targets in the first anime. This is especially prominent during her debut, where she planned to deliver a box of homemade cakes to her movie star target and later acts as though they're in a relationship. Her incredibly hammy internal dialog reads "I am destined to be the one to take your pure heart, so please, give up on this romance."
- Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: Fills Eudial's locker with snails and hides a thumbtack in her slippers.
- Villains Out Shopping: Moreso than the others, due to her being more interested in pursuing her own hobbies than actually furthering the goals of her organization.
- Woman Scorned: One actor she targeted in the 90s anime caught her ire because his soap opera character broke up with someone on the show. Mimete got so angry she threw the TV at the wall and decided to steal his heart as revenge for "breaking hers."
Tellu voiced by: Chieko Honda (first anime), Naomi Oozora (Crystal) (JP), Kirsten Bishop (Cloverway), Laura Post (Viz) (EN), Isabel Martinon (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Mio Nunokawa, Akiko Iwasaki, Momoko Sadachi
- Adaptational Badass: In Crystal she is more powerful, proving nearly invincible until Sailor Pluto shows up.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The pearl details in her manga outfit are removed entirely in the '90s anime (likely to simplify animation). In Crystal, they're redesigned to look more like leaves growing on a vine.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She was seemingly friends with Mimete as the two are seen gossiping with each other and even play Twister on their time off, but doesn't think twice about subjecting Mimete to a Fate Worse Than Death when she finds out she betrayed her.
- Clipped Wing Angel: In the anime, right after she transforms one of her Telluns into a Hyper Tellun and is about to leave the Sailor Guardians to deal with it, she gets caught in a freak accident and is killed alongside the plant. Her Daimon form in the manga doesn't last long either, getting quickly vaporized by Sailor Pluto.
- Combat Tentacles: She can attack by extending wines from her wrists.
- Energy Absorption: In Crystal, she asborbs Sailor Moon's and Chibi Moon's attacks, allowing her to transform into a Daimon.
- Evil Counterpart: Since she uses flowers for evil, she ends up being this to Tuxedo Mask in the anime. He's even the one who technically defeats her, in a rare Crowning Moment of Awesome for him. In the manga, she is this to Sailor Jupiter.
- Green Thumb: She breeds parasitic flowers called "Telluns" and uses them to extract Pure Hearts (or Hostes, in the manga) from her victims, and can also attack by growing tendrils from her wrists.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, she ends up being killed by her own monster plant.
- Ironic Echo: The Cloverway dub included this when she gets her job back. Telulu figures out Mimet is impersonating Dr. Tomoe when "he" signs off with "Ta-ta." As Telulu pulls the plug on Mimet, she says "Ta-ta, Mimet" as a way to rub Mimet's slip in her face.
- One-Winged Angel: In Crystal, she transforms into a plant monster just like in the manga.
- Petal Power: In Crystal, she can create a shield of flower petals which she uses to absorb attacks.
- Plant Mooks: Employs these to carry out her Evil Plan. Her Daimon form in the manga also appears to have been this.
- Shock and Awe: Like her counterpart Sailor Jupiter, she uses both plant and electric-based attacks.
Viluy voiced by: Yoshino Takamori (first anime), Rina Hon'izumi (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Julie Ann Taylor (under Cricket Brown) (EN) Ana Maria Grey (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Nao Futatsugi, Yuka Kawahura, Yui Hasegawa
- Alas, Poor Villain: After her death, Ami pities her for only believing in machines rather than in human emotions.
- An Ice Person: The Materials Collection says she could control ice, but this is never shown in the manga or both anime. Given that said collection contained a lot of prototype material that never made it into the final product, this is likely not canon.
- Cool Hat: A mosaic hat.
- Emotionless Girl: Firmly believes that emotions are a hindrance to the pursuit of science.
- Evil Teacher: Although a student at Infinity Academy, she is allowed to teach due to her high grades. Ami quickly points out that grades do not necessarly make a good teacher, for a teacher must also be empathetic of students who fare less well academically.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Like the anime version of Eudial, she preferred to rely on technology rather than magic.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: In the manga, Sailor Uranus's attack actually cuts her in half. This isn't shown in Crystal, for obvious reasons.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime. Just like Tellu, her own creation kills her after Sailor Moon's attack causes it to malfunction.
- Nanomachines: Uses nanobots to extract Pure Hearts (or Hostes, in the manga) through computer systems as well as in combat. She controls them with the bracelet on her wrist.
- No Body Left Behind: After being dissolved by her nanobots in the anime.
- The Rival: To Ami. Notably, she is the only member of the Witches 5 whose rivalry with her Sailor counterpart is kept in all adaptations, thanks to her plotline in the anime being more or less same as in the manga.
- Smug Snake: Easily the most arrogant of the Witches 5.
Cyprine and Ptilol
Cyprine voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (first anime), Umeka Shouji (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Dorothy Elias Fahn (under Johanna Luis) (Viz) (EN) Monica Villaseñor (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Michiho Matsumoto, Saeri Amano, Maana
Ptilol voiced by: Rumi Kasahara (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Dorothy Elias Fahn (under Johanna Luis) (Viz) (EN), Monica Villaseñor (LatAm)
- An Ice Person: In the manga and Crystal, Cyprine creates a hailstorm that causes everyone in town to become violent and destructive.
- Compelling Voice: In the original anime, Cyprine can seemingly hypnotize the students of Infinity Academy with her voice, and forces them all to sacrifice their Pure Hearts.
- Creepy Twins: Ptilol is actually an extension of Cyprine's powers, and only comes out during battle.
- Divided We Fall: They try to invoke this between the Inner and Outer Guardians. See Emotion Control below.
- Emotion Control: Cyprine's magic can exacerbate the dark and negative emotions in people. She uses this to her advantage by turning the animosity between the Inner and Outer Guardians into violent hatred, making them fight one another.
- Energy Absorption: In the anime, their main shtick was that they could absorb the attacks of the Inner Guardians to strengthen their own.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Inner Guardians exploit their ability to absorb attacks and then trick them into blasting each other.
- Knight of Cerebus: While the other Witches 5 had some affable qualities, especially Eudial and Mimete, Cyprine is much more serious and, along with Ptilol, proves nearly unstoppable to the Sailor Guardians. Since their episode is also the episode in which Mistress 9 awakens, they help to set up the tone for the rest of the season finale.
- One-Hit Kill: In the anime, they mention being able to do this. They weren't lying, which led to their own demise.
- Phlebotinum Overload: Part of how they meet their demise in the 90s anime.
- The Power of Hate: What solidifies Cyprine as Sailor's Moon counterpart in the Witches 5 is that, while Sailor Moon is empowered by her love and trust in her friends, Cyprine exploits the feelings of resentment and hatred in a person's heart and uses it to overwhelm their enemies.
- Super Power Lottery: In the anime, their list of powers includes and isn't limited to: levitation, teleportation, energy projection, energy absorption, mind control, and trapping others in another dimension.
- Smug Snake: Not as much as Viluy, but Cyprine does have good reason to consider herself the most powerful of the Witches 5.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: In the original anime, Cyprine gets the least development of the Witches 5.
- Affably Evil: Some of the ones that show up are this, which is very unique compared to the other types of the minions the others use.
- Body Horror: In the manga, see Lighter and Softer bellow.
- Blob Monster: What Daimons look like without an object or person to possess. A very nightmarish example in the manga.
- Cats Are Mean: Nekonerru, who is part cat and part jigsaw puzzle.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: U-Ikasaman challenges the Guardians to rigged games in exchange for their freedom. Thankfully the Guardians were smart enough to clarify that she only needs to be beaten once, even if she doesn't hold up to that.
- Creating Life Is Bad: Apparently, alien technology can create an army of monsters that make the Youma and Droids look feeble.
- Deadpan Snarker: U-Tahime's response to Mimete's claim that the audience they're attacking is wowed by her performance is that they're actually in pain.
- Demonic Possession: They mostly possess humans and animals in the manga. This is also addressed in the anime, but they usually possess inanimate objects during the main story line.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Daimon U-Tomodachi.
- Kiss of Death: Mimete's Daimons remove heart crystals this way. Then swallow them.
- Knight of Cerebus: Unlike the other Daimons, the unnamed Daimon and Rangy are played dead seriously.
- Lighter and Softer: Manga Daimons are the Body Horror-riffic failed fusion of an extra-dimensional Starfish Alien with a life-form from our universe. They had Combat Tentacles, Vagina Dentata and Bizarre Alien Biology. Except for the one that appeared during Uranus's flashback, all Anime Daimon are women instead, and while not useless they get increasingly goofy as the season went on.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: U-Ikasaman looked like she was made up of various board and card games thrown together, a result of Mimete shoving whatever she could into the daimon oven.
- Not So Harmless: The first two anime Daimon, Mikuji and Nekonerru. Both took out all the Guardians, and Mikuji was responsible for Usagi's transformation being undone and the reason she needed a power up. They were only defeated by A: Uranus and Neptune stepping in to stop Mikuji, and B: Usagi receiving her new transformation brooch and weapon for the third season.
- One-Gender Race: Female. Strangely, the one possessing Prof. Tomoe seems male, and the unnamed Daimon didn't seem to have a gender at all.
- Pet the Dog: U-Ndokai briefly stops when she sees an ill Hotaru and advises her on where to go if she's not well... unfortunately for her, this is one of those moments where Hotaru is channeling Mistress 9 and U-Ndokai gets blown away for her troubles.
- Safety Gear Is Cowardly: Averted. The Anime Daimons are strangely safety-conscious and vocal about it. Daimon Steering actually asks if Haruka and Michiru have good insurance after they drop Haruka's motorcycle on her, and Cenicienta carries a warranty for a new arm taped to her skirt.
- Something About a Rose: U-Baulla is a yellow rose-based Daimon. Tuxedo Mask actually accuses her of stealing his gimmick.
- Technical Pacifist: U-Ikasaman doesn't fight the Guardians because she claims she abhors violence despite being a villain. That doesn't stop her from making them play rigged games that tend to explode when the Guardians lose.
- True Final Boss: Well, Pharaoh 90 has been defeated and the world is saved. Wait... what's that Daimon seed doing with the Daimon-making oven?
- Zerg Rush: Towards the climax of the anime season, all created Daimon eggs are hatched without anything to posses. The red blob monsters travel en masse to attack the Sailor Guardians.
Dead Moon Circus
- Adaptational Heroism: As stated previously, quite a few of the villains were either softened or reformed in the first anime. The Dead Moon Circus, however, takes this trope to extremes: Literally the only villain aside form the Lemures who doesn't make a Heel–Face Turn by the end of the show is Zirconia. And since she and Queen Nehellenia are one and the same, technically she did!
- Circus of Fear: And how. It's there gimmick to be a creepy circus
- Crapsaccharine World: Sorta. It's a shiny, pretty, magical place that gives you lots of fun when you're attending its shows, but once you learn what's truly inside... aaaaaahhhhhhh!!
- Lack of Empathy: Amongst all the major characters. It comes from emphasizing a state of perpetual youth.
- Madness Mantra: "Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever. Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever. Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever. Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever. Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever..."
- The first anime, in the original Japanese, has "Dream, dream, don't doubt it. A dream of dreams that dreaming children have." The English dub has "Don't dream that you're all grown up! Big dreams are best for kids!"
- Obviously Evil: You know something isn't good when it's called "Dead Moon." And nearly everything affiliated with the circus is named "Dead Moon ________." This is Lampshaded in the manga, when Minako gets a flyer for talent auditions from the "Dead Moon Talent Agency" and the Guardians immediately figure out it's a trap.
- Straw Nihilist: They like to wax poetic about the foolishness of humanity and the worthlessness of dreams. Helios calls them "the remnants of dreams discarded by people who forgot what it means to dream."
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara as an adult and Wakana Yamazaki as a child (JP), Lisa Dalbello (Cloverway) (EN), Sylvia Garcel (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Kaori Ishikawa
- Adaptational Heroism: Queen Nehellenia was still evil in the anime, but only because she was misled, and she was eventually redeemed and granted a second chance at life in Stars. In the manga, she was evil incarnate (a spawn of Chaos), responsible for the death of the Moon Kingdom and the current calamity, and was destroyed by Usagi and Mamoru.
- Allegorical Character: Super S makes her the embodiment of childish nihilism, though her additional backstory in Stars muddles this a bit.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the fourth season.
- Clipped Wing Angel: Happens in the manga when the newly powered-up Eternal Sailor Moon attacks her. This causes her to wither into the insect-like being she really is (it is clearly Zirconia in Nehellenia's dress wearing a wig over her hat).
- Demoted to Extra: Downplayed. She still remained a credible threat, but in Sailor Stars she goes from Big Bad to Arc Villain.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Wants to destroy Usagi's life, kidnap her friends and lover, and erase Usagi's child out of existence just because Usagi's life is better than her's, even though everything wrong with Nehellenia's existence is her own fault and possibly that of her mirror's corruptive influence.Nehellenia: I will guide everything you love to destruction.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me! and Anger Born of Worry: In the anime, every time someone looks at her in pity, it sends her into a screaming fit of insanity.Nehellenia: Those eyes again... Don't look at me with such eyes! You should hate me, loathe me, feel rage against me!
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Even as she seeks to punish Sailor Moon by taking away her loved ones, the strength of their bonds is completely beyond her. Best put after Sailor Moon jumps after Chibi-Moon.Nehellenia: Little fool. You throw away your hopes and dreams and for what? All for a wee little girl?
- Evil Counterpart: She and her kingdom of the Dead Moon are the shadow selves of Queen Serenity and the Silver Millennium. The fan theory that she is Queen Serenity's sister is, however, explicitly not true, in both the anime and the manga.
- Evil Laugh: In both the original Japanese version and the English dub.
- Expy: Word of God compares the Manga Nehellenia to the evil fairies/witches of old fairy tales who curse the main protagonist. One example would be Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. With her magic mirror and vanity, the comparison to the Evil Queen from Snow White is also obvious. Her arc in the Stars season of the anime is based on The Snow Queen.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: In the anime, after the Magic Mirror shows her that she won't retain her beauty and everyone will abandon her.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She wants to do everything she can to make Sailor Moon hurt because she's deeply envious of the happiness Usagi has with her friends.
- Humanoid Abomination: What she really is in the manga.
- Japanese Pronouns: In the original she uses warawa, which is associated with nobility women with sophisticated and archaic speech patterns. Dubs usually translated it into her using the most formal and old-fashioned speech patterns of the language in question.
- Knight of Cerebus: In the anime, while the season she's in is mostly comedic, she's the only villain that is played completely seriously with no comedic quirks, and the fifth season is initially more serious because of her involvement.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's regal as Queen of the Dead Moon, and can cast energy waves of darkness.
- Lonely Rich Kid: The Stars anime shows her as one of these, before she became a Vain Sorceress.
- Magic Mirror: One of the uber examples.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Was she corrupted by her mirror? Or were her actions her own? Who sealed her away, Queen or Princess Serenity? Chances are we'll never know.
- Odango Hair: One of the only villains to have this.
- Omnicidal Maniac:
- The anime version is fairly close, as her dream-stealing turns people into living dead, and she intends to implement it everywhere.
- Is also this in the manga given her power corrupting the Earth would likely kill everything on it.
- Psychopathic Man Child: All her motivations (fear of aging, revenge on Helios for not being able to have him, murderous jealousy of Sailor Moon for having what she doesn't have) stem from her stunted maturity."Never ever forget to remember, a child's dream is a dream forever. I'll never become an adult!" (laughs as she's sealed away into her prison)
- Redemption Earns Life: In the 90s anime, Sailor Moon returns her to her childhood when Nehellenia gives up and asks her if she can "Do it over again", effectively giving her another chance in life and making her a prospect High Queen that will likely reign her planet wisely.
- Schrödinger's Cast: Perhaps the biggest case of it in the series. Her backstory and nature is completely different in the anime than it was in the manga, where she's explicitly tied with the Moon Kingdom, the original Big Bad (her curse on the Moon Kingdom resulted in Metalia destroying it later) and the series' Greater Scope Villain.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The "can" in this case being a Magic Mirror.
- Self-Serving Memory: Nehellenia's past has been explored four times in the anime, and each time was from her memories. The first time showed her looking more like Queen Serenity, saying that Serenity sealed her away in the darkness for trying to steal the Golden Crystal and take over the moon. The second time showed Nehellenia before her mirror showed a future where she was old and alone in a kingdom of dust and cobwebs, leading into her planet's genocide to keep her young. The third and fourth times are where the contradictions come in, as Sailor Moon's pity makes her remember "the last time" Usagi looked at her like that, and we're then treated to a flash of Princess Serenity with wings and the Golden Crystal. The fourth time is when Nehellenia remembers herself as a young girl when her mirror first started to corrupt her. Due to Nehellenia's rants about how the White Moon Princess locked her in darkness, the contradictions between whether it was Queen or Princess Serenity who sealed her away, her Serenity-like gown, it's hard to tell whether or not Nehellenia was corrupted by her mirror. Chances are she's so old she probably doesn't truly remember and is projecting her feelings now into her memories to convince herself she is the injured party, when all this time she's lashing out at Sailor Moon because she's jealous of everything she has and wants to destroy her. The moon cats barely even remember Nehellenia and only heard of her in passing back during the Silver Millennium, so it seems Nehellenia's power grab may have been a good while before Queen Serenity had her daughter.
- There's a more blatant moment of this in episode 172. Nehellenia begins screaming about how Sailor Moon sealed her away into the new moon, and we're suddenly given a scene of a terrified Nehellenia inside the mirror being sucked into the new moon. That doesn't sync up at all with episode 166, where she gladly went back into her mirror prison and laughed all the way.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the 90s anime.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Nehellenia? Neherenia? Nephrenia? Nephelina?
- Spoiled Sweet: In the anime. Despite being a Vain Sorceress, she was this before she went mad and became evil. She was more naive and insecure than spoiled rotten, then her mind broke enough for the Magic Mirror to influence her, and then it went From Bad to Worse.
- Theme Naming: Nepheline is a kind of feldspar.
- Vain Sorceress: What caused her to become evil in the first place in the anime. Borderline deconstructed in that her obsession with staying beautiful has actively ruined her life, and seems to be the keystone to her self-worth. In the end of the fourth season, she explicitly admits she'd prefer eternal isolation if it means she'll never be ugly.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: What Anime Nehellenia is revealed to be at the end of the SuperS season. Under her archetypal wicked queen exterior, there's an extremely miserable and angry old woman who is desperately clinging to a dying dream of staying beautiful so she'll be loved and admired, and lashing out in her pain and bitterness at those whose happiness she is jealous of and wants for herself. In Stars, it reveals she was a Lonely Rich Kid who learned to love herself and her own beauty more than anything else due to the Magic Mirror, which is why she cannot stand the thought of losing her youthful beauty.
- Would Hurt a Child: In episode 166, she throws an unconscious Chibi-Moon off the floating pedestal with her mirror just to make Sailor Moon suffer.Nehellenia: Now how do you feel, Miss Sad Eyes? You've lost what you love most, and you've lost your happy future. Now maybe you can understand how I feel.
Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda (JP), Rowan Tichenor (Cloverway) (EN), Guadalupe Noel (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Keiko Iseki
- Breath Weapon: See that face-shaped pattern on the front of her robe? In the anime, it serves as a medium for Nehellenia to talk through, but in the manga it has a far more sinister purpose, since she locks the Guardians in a nightmare in which the "face" fires lasers that seemingly kills Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. The sequence that follows probably contains some of the most gruesome imagery in the Sailor Moon saga.
- The Dragon: To Nehellenia, despite them apparently being the same person.
- Eldritch Abomination: By all means, she should not exist, yet does.
- Large Ham: Is often seen screaming and ranting at the top of her lungs at the Trio and Quartet (especially the Quartet, who don't tend to listen.) The scenery often shakes when she does so.
- She's a Man in Japan: Reversed; Zirconia is a woman in Japan, but was bizarrely made male in the English dub, with a hilariously bad Yoda-esque voice. She is also a male in the Portuguese dub, with a deep voice similar to an old man.
- Starfish Character: In the Anime Zirconia is the physical manifestation of Nehellenia's desires for ultimate power and eternal beauty as well as her fears of growing old and ugly, created to carry out her will. In the Manga she is seen after the fake Queen Nehellenia shatters to pieces claiming that Nehellenia isn't defeated yet. Nehellenia in the manga reverts to her true form and is revealed to be the true identity of Zirconia (due to having the exact same hat though with a falling apart wig on top of it) while being sealed back into the mirror before it's destroyed by Sailor Moon.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Makes no secret of her exasperation with her minions.
- Theme Naming: After gemstone zircon.
The Amazon Trio
The Amazon Trio (Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, Fish's Eye)
Tiger's Eye voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Jason Barr (Cloverway) (EN), Yamil Atala (LatAm), António Semedo (PT). Portrayed in the musicals by Ryuuji Kasahara, Akihito Mimatsu.
Hawk's Eye voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Benji Plener (Cloverway) (EN), Benjamin Rivera (LatAm), Rogério Jacques (PT). Portrayed in the musicals by Tsukiko Tamura, Hikari Ono.
Fish Eye voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Deborah Drakeford (Cloverway) (EN), Vicky Burgoa (LatAm), Miguel Feijão (PT).Portrayed in the musicals by Tae Kimura.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the 90s anime, instead of being one shot Monsters of the Week, they have existential crises over their lack of dream mirrors and animal natures and befriend the heroes before reverting to animal shapes and being taken to a magical sanctuary.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Gay and nursing a sincere crush on Mamoru in The '90s anime, Fish Eye originally attempted to seduce Ami as the manga's more disposable Monster of the Week.
- Anti Villains: Anime only.
- Ascended Extras: Again, anime only.
- Breath Weapon: Hawk's Eye.
- Camp Gay: Fish Eye in the anime.
- Camp Straight: In the manga, where he tries to seduce Ami to brainwash her. It utterly fails
- Casanova Wannabe: Tiger's Eye tries to seduce his targets and often fails miserably, despite his good looks.
- Crosscast Role: Musical versions of Fish Eye and Hawk's Eye. The latter is played by Hikari Ono who also played Prince Dimande.
- Died Happily Ever After: Anime....sort of.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Look at Fish Eye. Listen to Fish Eye. Would you believe Fish Eye is a guy?
- Easily Forgiven: In the 90s anime. Fish Eye receives separate character development, coming to truly understand what love and dreams really are thanks to Mamoru and Usagi. Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye... not so much. Their rebellion is less because of wanting to become good and more for telling Zirconia where to stick it as payback for trying to kill them.
- Evil Redheads: Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye. (Tiger's Eye sort of falls into this if you count orange as red hair.)
- Heel–Face Turn: In the anime only, they realize the error of their ways and join the good guys.
- High-Heel–Face Turn: Apparently extends to crossdressers too, as the very feminine Fish Eye is the first of the trio to reconsider the path of evil because he falls in love with Mamoru.
- Honey Trap: The three would separately try to befriend or seduce you. Once you rejected them, they'd try to trap you. How they go about it fits with their names. Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye both actively hunt their targets, whereas Fish Eye baits the target and lets them come to him. In the manga, Hawk's Eye tries a variant of this. Rather than trying to force himself on his target Guardians like Fish Eye and Tiger's Eye did, Hawk's Eye instead introduces himself in a civilian form to Makoto, befriends her, and tricks her into thinking he's sympathetic to her worries before attacking.
- Knife Nut: Fish Eye.
- Lack of Empathy: In the 90s anime, none of them can understand the importance around why their targets value their dreams, and tend to view their victims as statistics rather than people. Fish Eye, however, starts to develop empathy on his own and realizes why these people value their dreams so much. Before his Heel–Face Turn, Fish Eye would've gladly destroyed a person's dream mirror if ordered to do so. When Mister Magic Pierrot shatters Usagi's mirror, Fish Eye is horrified and understands completely how much Usagi has lost.
- Likes Older Women: Hawk's Eye preferred to attack older women in the anime. In fact, one of his victims was Ikuko-mama, Usagi's mother.
- Love Redeems: In the anime, Fish Eye is the first of the trio to go straight (no pun intended), after falling in unrequited love with Mamoru and befriending Usagi.
- Mind Rape: Literally. In order to find Pegasus, they stick their heads inside of restrained people's dream mirrors in ways that remind you of a sexual assault.
- Punch Clock Villains: The trio usually discuss work sitting around their personal bar, and regard the search for Pegasus as a mere chore they have to do as a part of their circus job.
- She's a Man in Japan: Fish Eye was often made female in the dubs, for much the same reasons as Zoisite. In particular, his eyes are designed like typical female anime eyes such as the Sailor Scouts have, whereas Tiger Eye and Hawk Eye's eyes follow the typical anime male eye design, which is also why it's easy to mistake Fish Eye for a girl.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Anime... sort of.
- Two Guys and a Girl: In most dubs, due to Fish Eye's gender change.
- Villainous Crossdresser: Hawk's Eye, in the manga. Fish Eye, in the anime. Fish Eye, though, gets some Character Development and becomes a Wholesome Crossdresser.
- Villains Out Shopping: They're always seen hanging out in a pub.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: The three, in the anime, especially Tiger's Eye and Hawk's Eye.
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: In the Manga the trio are literally a tiger, hawk, and fish. The Amazon Quartet's magic let them take human forms.
- Whip It Good: Tiger's Eye uses a whip.
- Would Hurt a Child: Fish Eye actually targeted a young boy in one episode, but before that he tried seducing him. He also abducted Chibi-Usa when he learned about her connection to Pegasus.
The Amazoness Quartet
The Amazoness Quartet (Cere Cere the Illusionist, Palla Palla the Ball Balancer, Jun Jun the Acrobat, Ves Ves the Tamer)
Cere Cere voiced by: Yuri Amano (JP), Daniela Olivieri (Cloverway) (EN), Norma Echevarria (LatAm), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT).
Palla Palla voiced by: Machiko Toyoshima (JP), Jennifer Gould (Cloverway) (EN), Circe Luna (LatAm), Olga Lima (PT).
Jun Jun voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (JP), Mary Long (Cloverway) (EN), Mónica Villaseñor (LatAm), Cristina Paiva (PT).
Ves Ves voiced by: Junko Hagimori (JP), Karyn Dywer (Cloverway) (EN), Gabriela Willert (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT).
- Anime Hair: Especially Jun Jun's.
- Bare Your Midriff: All of them except Palla Palla.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In the manga.
- Bokukko: Jun Jun.
- Clark Kenting: Moreso than usual, especially Palla Palla who refers to herself at all times by her own name, whether in "disguise" or not, which is significant, because the Guardians come to know her both in and out of disguise, but never connect the dots.
- Combination Attack: Their only known attacks as Sailor Guardians in the manga manifest as this: The four of them together creates Amazoness Jungle Arrow. When working with their leader, Sailor Chibi Moon they use Pink Ladies' Freezing Kiss.
- Creepy Child:
- All of them, but especially Palla Palla.
- Palla Palla's duel nature is carried over with her Lemures. Even though she only summons two, they both had a happy face and an evil face.
- Fiery Redhead: Ves Ves
- Four-Girl Ensemble: Jun Jun and Ves Ves share the mannish role, Palla Palla is the childlike one, Cere Cere is the glamorous girl but tries to be mature too.
- Heel–Face Turn: In both the anime AND the manga, albeit in two different ways. In the anime they realize how they were used, break from Nehellenia's control, and steal the Golden Crystal back from Zirconia. In the manga, they had been Brainwashed and Crazy, so Neo-Queen Serenity healed them and restored their Guardians powers.
- Magical Girl: All four are actually Sailor Guardians who are charged with protecting Sailor Chibi Moon. They're really Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno and Sailor Vesta, the Guardians of the first four asteroids to be discovered in the asteroid belt. But only in the manga.
- Manipulative Bitch: Cere Cere has a knack for being this.
- Master of Illusion: Cere Cere, fitting her manipulative tactics.
- Pet the Dog: Jun Jun helps Chibi-Usa's friend Kyusuke with a problem of his in one episode before even learning that he's to be her new target. Not only that, but she has a tendency to help her targets fulfill their dreams anyways. Believed to be reference to the goddess Juno, for whom the asteroid is named.
- Pinball Projectile: How they extract the dream mirrors.
- The Psycho Rangers: Each Amazon is a direct inversion of her Guardians counterpart (at least in the manga). Cere Cere is calm and refined where Minako is scatterbrained and hyper, Jun Jun is bullying where Makoto is nurturing, Ves Ves is out of control where (manga) Rei is coldly composed, and Palla Palla is childish and ditzy where Ami is mature and brilliant.
- Sealed Good in a Can: In the manga the Amazones Quartet were originally the Sailor Quartet, supposed to be sealed away in the Amazon until Chibiusa was ready for her own Sailor Team. Nehellenia discovered them and brainwashed them. After Neo-Queen Serenity healed them, they went back to their slumber until near the end of the final arc, where they finally awakened to serve Chibi Usa.
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Subverted: Palla Palla is outspoken and childlike.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Their group name's proper spelling is heavily debated. Amazon (Referring to the warrior women), Amazoness (Referring to being women FROM the Amazon) or Amazones (A more correct plural of "Amazon") have all been used by fans.
- The Smart Guy: Palla Palla had the sense to attack groups instead of a single individual.
- The Starscream: They actually rebelled against Zirconia in their first episode in the 90s anime, but were quickly put down.
- Third-Person Person: Palla Palla talks like this.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Each role is shared by two girls. Jun Jun and Ves Ves are the tomboys, while Cere Cere and Palla Palla are the girly girls.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Even more so than the three of them above. When they're not doing their thing, they bicker amongst themselves 99% of the time.
- Whip It Good: Ves Ves had a whip, as befitting her tamer work in the circus.
- You Sound Familiar: In the dub Jun Jun was voiced Mary Long, the voice of Naru and Cooan
Xenotime & Zeolite
Xenotime & Zeolite
- Adapted Out: They only appear in the manga.
- The Corrupter: They briefly brainwashed Minako before Artemis snapped her out of it.
- Evil Counterpart: They serve as Venus's spotlight enemy since the Amazon Trio only had three members that went up against Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter.
- Knife Nut: Ones that control knives telepathically.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Their scheme to entrap a Sailor Guardians was a lot more successful than the Amazon Trio's attempts, to the point that they had actually corrupted Minako and captured Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter. Granted, it didn't last long, but they were the only mooks ballsy enough to take on all four of the Inner Guardians at once.
- Obviously Evil: One of them approaches Minako as a talent scout for "Dead Moon Idol Audition," but Minako can fully tell they're the enemy and goes along with it for the sake of exposing them.
- Slasher Smile: Both of them.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: A running gag features one of the Amazon Trio summoning a circus animal (seal, elephant etc.) playing with a ball. The animal quickly proves harmless. The ball... not so much.
- Everything's Worse with Bears: One of the most prominent background Lemures was a blue-skinned girl with a bear's head and giant, mismatched eyes bordering on Uncanny Valley.
- Harmless Villain: In the anime, they gradually descend into posing no threat at all. One of them tries "attacking" Usagi and Chibiusa by bouncing them up and down on a trampoline without actually trying to hurt them.
- The Heartless: They're what happens to a person who's lost their dreams; in other words, Nobodies. They're nightmare blobs in the manga, making them much closer to the Trope Namer in appearance and application.
- Lighter and Softer: In the manga, Lemures are globs of pure nightmares. In the anime, they're campy Monsters of the Week... Except for the Monster Clown that's sent to kill the Amazon Trio for their failures, seeing as he, well, succeeds, and mocks them for how pathetic they are, and comes this close to finishing everyone off.
- Lucky Translation: They were called 'Remless' in English dubs and subtitles of the 90s anime, which actually made a really clever Stealth Pun. Most dreaming occurs in the R.E.M. (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep, and for the most part members of the Dead Moon Circus are unable to dream. They are R.E.M.-less.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Unlike some of the other Monsters in the anime, the Lemures being old servants turned into weird circus freaks, some of them end up not being very good at the whole "monster attacks sailor scouts" things.
- Monster Clown: In the manga the circus is loaded with more clown-themed individuals. In the '90s anime, the Guardians only fight one expressly clown-type monster, but he's not to be trifled with, unlike the rest of the Lemures.
- Our Zombies Are Different / Our Ghosts Are Different: Nehellenia explicitly calls them "living corpses".
- Playboy Bunny: Candy Doll PeroPero appears as one after shifting out of her ball form.
- Theme Naming: Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye summoned female Lemures whose names ended in "-ko" while Fisheye summoned male ones whose names ended in an "o" sound. Ves Ves's were identified with "Musume," Cere Cere's with "Jou," and Jun Jun's with "Yarou."
- Undying Loyalty: To Queen Nehellenia. And considering that she made every last one of them what they are... that says a lot.
- Was Once a Man: All of them. Then they lost their dreams.....turned into monsters....and umm started a circus?
- You Killed My Father: The ball-themed Lemures turn out to be related. After Puko the balloon girl is killed, her cousin Gum Mario decides to "thank" Sailor Moon for what she did when they meet. However, Gum Mario's relative Elephanko doesn't care what happened to him or Puko.
- Fallen Heroines: Many of Shadow Galactica's members in the manga are former Sailor Guardians that have turned evil. Those that aren't (the Sailor Anima Mates) killed the Sailor Guardians of their planets to gain power, though both manga and anime mention that they are being controlled by bracelets that Galaxia has put on them.
- Harmless Villain: Due to the Lighter and Softer nature of the anime, all of them except for Galaxia.
- Hero Killer: Particularly in the manga. With the exception of maybe two occasions, every time one of them shows up, a Guardians either dies horribly or is kidnapped. Also the fact that the Animamates killed the Guardians of their home planets before we're even introduced to them.
- Human Aliens: Yes, they're from completely different planets. It's not like we've never seen that before.
ChaosThe final villain of the Sailor Moon series, a dark being that is the source of all evil in the galaxy.
- As Long as There Is Evil: Its anime incarnation is literally the evil and malice of all sentient beings across the galaxy coagulated into semi-physical form.
- Big Bad: The final one for the Sailor Moon series and of the Shadow Galactica arc.
- The Chessmaster: In the manga, it orchestrates basically all of the bad stuff that happens over the course of the series, and manipulates Sailor Galaxia into working towards its goals, as opposed to possessing her.
- The Corrupter: In Sailor Stars, it corrupts Sailor Galaxia after she sealed it.
- Dark Magical Girl: It's stated in the manga that Chaos will one day emerge from the Galaxy Cauldron as Sailor Chaos and we're treated to a single panel image of her.
- Fighting a Shadow: In the manga, all of the previous Big Bads were incarnated aspects of Chaos, while Chaos itself has been safely residing in the Galaxy Cauldron.
- Final Boss: Chaos is the true final villain of the Sailor Moon series, one of the most powerful villains and the most dangerous one.
- Greater Scope Villain: Queen Metalia, Death Phantom, Pharaoh 90 and Queen Nehellenia were nothing more than embodiments of Chaos, carrying on its will to seek out and seize the Silver Moon Crystal in order to obtain the ultimate power necessary to achieve his true goal.
- The Man Behind the Man: It's only hinted at in the anime, and outright stated in the manga that Chaos is the evil force behind all the villains of previous arcs, and is even manipulating the Big Bad of the Shadow Galactica arc.
- Omnicidal Maniac: It desires to bring an end to the universe and recreate anew to fit its whims.
- Sadistic Choice: As Chaos is too deeply entrenched in the Galaxy Cauldron, destroying Chaos permanently requires destroying the Galaxy Cauldron, which means no more new star-seeds being being, thus dooming the galaxy (perhaps even the whole universe) to a slow extinction of all forms of life, as well as no more stars being born. Sailor Moon instead decides to forcibly drag Chaos deep enough into the Cauldron that its essence is diluted enough that it enters a sort of hibernation/comatose state, though it is only a temporary measure.
- Ultimate Evil: Particularly in the manga, where we barely even see what it looks like, though it seems to resemble Metalia. It is only stopped temporarily, and is going to return as practically invincible Sailor Chaos to unleash a devastating war on the galaxy sometime in the future.
- You Have Failed Me: It wouldn't be a true Sailor Moon Big Bad without this trope.
Voiced by: Mitsuko Horie (JP), Nancy McKenzie (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The apparent leader of Shadow Galactica, and easily the most powerful villain in the franchise next to Chaos. In all incarnations she gives a brutal curbstomp asskicking, taking down the Guardians in single blows and the Starlights only last as long as they do because she toys around with them. Usagi doesn't even defeat her in a straight battle note but only wins by psychological means through showing her kindness that results in her surrendering the battle. Even here, Sailor Moon needed the help of allies to accomplish this.
- BFS: In the anime, she has a giant sword. She doesn't use it that much, though.
- Berserk Button:
- In the anime, she hates it when people talk back to her. Case in point: When she tells the Outer Guardians that Queen Nehellenia gladly served her during the opening arc of the fifth season, Saturn rebukes Galaxia and says she only manipulated Nehellenia's hatred. Galaxia gets pissed. And when she accuses the Sailor Starlights of being cowardly traitors who abandoned their homeworld for survival, Sailor Star Fighter calls her a liar, and Galaxia fiercely says she's not wrong and attacks the Starlights with killing intent.
- A bigger one, though, is getting injured. With the power to back up the position of strongest Sailor Soldier, she believes herself to be completely untouchable, so when the Starlights finally manage to land a powerful blow that injures her, she completely flips out and decides she doesn't want their star seeds anymore; she just wants to plain murder them.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the fifth arc.
- The Chessmaster: She released Queen Nehellenia just in order to force Sailor Saturn to grow up, and therefore being able to capture her fully grown Star Seed.
- Dark Action Girl: See "Hero Killer".
- Demonic Possession: The anime version of Galaxia tried to turn herself into a can for sealing Chaos and sent her own Star Seed (Chibi Chibi) away to not get her contaminated. Didn't quite work. However, being The Chess Master she made preparations to give the new generation of Sailor Guardians a fighting chance against her.
- Disc One Final Boss: She ends up as this to Chaos, since Chaos is more powerful than her and far more evil.
- The Dragon: To Chaos. In the anime, this is only because she's possessed.
- Evil Counterpart: To Usagi, especially the manga.
- Evil Is Petty: In the manga, she once destroyed a planet because a few people on it annoyed her.
- Evil Redhead: Has long, reddish orange hair. Not that we get to see it much.
- Face–Heel Turn: She started off good, but has turned to evil by the time she appears in the anime in person.
- Fallen Hero: Once a beloved Sailor Guardian who became bad thanks to Chaos's influence.
- For the Evulz:
- In the anime, it's fairly clear that their missions were meaningless and meant only to entertain her to begin with, yet she still kills them off for failures. Moreover, her offer to Uranus and Neptune and her words after it is accepted imply that she cycled through many, many sets of minions this way. Though not explicitly stated, it is heavily implied that she sent her minions out to draw princess Kakyuu out of hiding. After the princess finally reveals herself, Galaxia attacks an episode later.
- In the manga, she's not above offing a failed underling as well.
- Galactic Conqueror: She is very similar to Thanos in her goals of galactic domination.
- Greater Scope Villain: She later reveals that it was her who released Queen Nehellenia from her seal.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: In the manga. In a flashback, she destroys a planet just because a few aliens on it annoy her.
- Heel–Face Turn: In both the manga and the 90s anime. In the manga it happens when Usagi convinces her that what she really wanted was to be loved and showed her that she needed love, purity, and compassion to be a Sailor Solider instead of pure power, and in the anime it happens when Usagi convinces her that she still has good in her after expelling Chaos from her body.
- Hero Killer: From the beginning in the manga, and after she gets bored of watching her servants getting whipped by the Guardians in the anime, she kills nearly all of the Guardians herself. In fact the first thing we see her do in the manga is kill Mamoru right in front of Usagi.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: This is another reason for her actions in the manga, instead of doing it for pure power. (Though she doesn't realize it herself till the end, her whole start of darkness was her assuming what she was missing was more power. It wasn't.)
- Knight of Cerebus: Both versions.
- In the manga, she quickly causes everything to go to hell the whole arc by murdering everyone except Sailor Moon and ChibiChibi over the course of the arc.
- In the anime, she's a very serious villain with incompetent henchmen that are shit scared of her with good reason, and essentially causes the season to take a Mood Whiplash whenever she appears.
- Lady of War: It helps that her "Sailor fuku" makes her look like she's wearing armor.
- No Name Given: Her real name is never stated in either the manga or the anime.
- Omnicidal Maniac: She wiped out all life on multiple planets in both anime and manga.
- One-Winged Angel: In the anime, Chaos's manifestation is basically powered-up Galaxia. With actual demonic wings and a black uniform.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Sailor Galaxia has enough power to casually destroy planets.
- Rapunzel Hair: Long, pretty orange and red hair.
- Redemption Earns Life: In the anime, she survives after Sailor Moon redeems her.
- Redemption Equals Death: In the manga, it's the act of redeeming herself that kills her, as the bracelet sustaining her starseed shatters as a result of her Heel–Face Turn. However, it's implied that she's reborn along with all the other dead Guardians in the end.
- Straw Nihilist: The manga version which was convinced that the world was horrible and the life was worthless, seeking power to justify her existence through remaking the galaxy.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Both manga and anime versions think they're doing what's right and wish to destroy Chaos, though not for any benign reasons in the manga.
- World's Strongest Man: In the 90s anime, Galaxia was, as befits her name, the strongest Sailor Guardian in the entire Galaxy before her Face–Heel Turn and arguably kept the title to the end, as far as sheer power is concerned.
- You Have Failed Me: Galaxia won't hesitate to kill anyone should they fail her.
- Animal Motif: Except Siren, they're all based off animals.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the manga they're not really Sailor Guardians. They murdered the Guardians of their home planets and were given powers by Galaxia. In the anime on the other hand it's confirmed by Princess Kakyuu regarding Sailor Tin Nyanko, and by extension all of the other Animamates, that they are true Sailor Guardians who were brainwashed by Sailor Galaxia using the bracelets.
- Ascended Extra / Adapted Out: Just like most Quirky Miniboss Squads of the anime, in the manga they were killed off extremely quickly, some within the very scene they appeared in. In the anime the first four members appear in multiple episodes. Heavy Metal Papillion on the other hand has her role completely cut.
- Evil Counterpart: In the anime, Aluminum Siren and Lead Crow are basically Usagi and Rei, but working for the bad guys. This is used to explore how Rei would act if Usagi died, and Rei's death ends up resembling Siren's closely.
- The Quisling: According to the manga, every one of them was originally a normal soldier on their respective home planets. They each betrayed and murdered their planet's real Sailor Guardians to pave the way for Shadow Galactica's hordes, and Galaxia rewarded them by making them fake Sailors, hence the "artificial" nature of their names.
- Theme Naming: Sailor + Metal + Animal.
Sailor Iron Mouse aka Nezu Chuukou
Voiced by: Eriko Hara (JP), Gabriela Willert (LatAm), Olga Lima (PT)
From the planet Chuu.
- Butt Monkey: Even her death is somewhat played for laughs.
- Fan: She seems more invested in her celebrity targets in the anime by actively following their careers.
- Genre Savvy: She refuses to play along with the hero/villain dynamic and repeatedly walks out whenever the Sailor Guardians deliver speeches. In one instance, she denies hearing anything, at which point the girls throw something at her to get her attention. All throughout the speech Iron Mouse is trying to say she's leaving, but the Inner Guardians just finish up regardless of her protests.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Informed Wrongness: Whenever she discards her disguise, people invariably react as if she's some sort of terrifying monster, rather than, you know, a tiny woman in a fluffy mouse costume.
- Odango: That look a lot like mouse ears.
- Pretty in Mink: Her gloves and shoulders are trimmed with white fur, in addition to her white fur earmuffs.
- Running Gag: She carries an old-fashioned black phone with her to keep in contact with Galaxia, and whenever it starts ringing, anyone nearby think it's their phone ringing as they check their bags.
- Smug Snake: In the anime. Sometimes played for comedy, though. Even in the episode where she dies.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Sailor Iron Mouse wasn't a very serious villain, but when she failed, she was (rightly) terrified of how her boss would react.
- Woman in White: Her costume is predominantly white with some black.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Gets killed by Galaxia in the 90s anime. In the manga, she gets killed in her first appearance.
Sailor Aluminum Siren aka Reiko Aya
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Maru Guerrero (LatAm), Olga Lima (PT)
Aluminum Siren comes from the planet Mermaid. In the manga she only appears in one scene during Act 52 where she's quickly killed off but the anime expanded her role.
- Adaptational Comic Relief: The anime turns her into a ditzy Cloud Cuckoo Lander, contrasting the deadly monster she was in the Manga.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the anime, Siren relies predominantly on her bracelets, and has no real fighting prowess. In the manga her Galactica Tsunami attack, grants her Prehensile Hair which she uses to kill Mercury and Jupiter, in the anime the attack is just her throwing drink items.
- Affably Evil: She's so nice, soft-spoken and polite, it's easy to forget she's a villain. She hands out business cards to her targets. Not so much in the manga.
- Big Eater: She either complains about having an empty stomach or eats any good meal in her surroundings before attacking her victims. Much to Lead Crow's despair.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
- Though she's the least evil villain on the team outside of battle, once she's in a fight she's absolutely vicious. Lamp Shaded, not so much in the anime.
- Also, she found out Sailor Moon's identity. Had she not died before she could tell anyone, the final season would have been much shorter. Although she did write it down in her diary, which Lead Crow later finds.
- Dark Action Girl: In the manga. She wasted no time in killing Mercury and Jupiter.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Specifically, Lead Crow's.
- Evil Counterpart: In the anime, she's basically Evil Usagi. Not Evil Sailor Moon, Usagi, as her interactions with Lead Crow are disturbingly similar to Usagi and Rei's interactions.
- Because of her association with water though she could also be considered one to Sailor Mercury. Ironically she is also responsible for her death, as well as Jupiter's in the manga.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Which makes her death by Galaxia much worse.
- Morality Pet: To Lead Crow in the anime. And she remains this even after she dies. Lead Crow's last words just before she's engulfed by a black hole are "I'm sorry, Siren."
- Nice Girl: A rare villainous example.
- Passive Aggressive Combat: She weaponizes her politeness against Sailors Uranus and Neptune by pointing out they're standing on Usagi's dining room table.Sailor Aluminum Seiren: I don't believe it!Sailor Lead Crow: That's right, you tell them!Sailor Aluminum Seiren (horrified): You have your shoes on the table!Sailor Uranus: It, it was an accident.Sailor Neptune: We're so sorry!
- Prehensile Hair: In the manga. She uses it to choke Mercury and Jupiter to death, before ripping out their Star Seeds.
- Sirens Are Mermaids: Despite her name she draws on Mermaid motifs: Comes from Planet Mermaid, and killed Sailor Mermaid, has an overall blue color scheme, a seashell charm on her choker, her attack, Galactia Tsunami, is water based. (In the anime it is just her throwing juice boxes and water bottles). Her anime civilian name, Reiko Aya, even contains a pun on Mermaid. She does not sing and aside from her relationship with Lead Crow, has no connection to birds.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Her discovery of the identities of the Sailor Guardians sets up the last seven episodes of the 90s anime. Siren wrote down their names in her diary, which is found by Lead Crow in 193 and exposes not only their names to Sailor Tin Nyanko but draws out Princess Kakyuu. In a way, Siren's actions are the ones responsible for instigating the climax of the last season.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Gets killed by Galaxia the anime. In the manga, she gets killed in her first appearance.
Sailor Lead Crow aka Akane Karasuma
Voiced by: Chiharu Suzuka (JP), Gisela Casillas (LatAm), Cristina Paiva (PT)
From the planet Coronis, also the homeworld of Phobos and Deimos in the manga.
- Broken Bird: Seiren's death really messes her up, and most of her appearances afterwards show she's increasingly losing hope of staying alive. You can actually pinpoint the exact moment Lead Crow finally gives up literal seconds before she dies.
- Butt Monkey: Whenever she had to be the Straight Man for Seiren.
- Can't Spit It Out: When asked why she followed her to Earth, a flustered and angry Lead Crow tells Seiren "I came because I was worried about you, my rival!" This is a subversion in that while she does tell Seiren she's worried about her, it's always about their fictional rivalry.
- Dark Action Girl: Taken Up to Eleven in the anime: she sent Venus and Mercury flying into a stone wall with enough strength for their bodies to form craters, and Mars and Jupiter into a greenhouse.
- Evil Counterpart: To Rei in the anime. Her Tsundere habits with Seiren are quite similar to Rei's tendencies with Usagi.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, though she had "assistance" from Tin Nyanko.
- Insistent Terminology: She frequently refers to Seiren as her rival, adding in "Eternal," "Former," and "Precious" on a regular basis. But absolutely nothing about the two says rivalry other than Crow repeatedly stating the fact, to the point that she actively hunts for Seiren's targets. It seems the only reason Crow calls Seiren a rival is to get her to take her job more seriously so Galaxia doesn't kill her. It fails.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Less so than Aluminum Seiren. Crow is always the more serious of the two, and shows just how deadly she is when sends the Inner Guardians flying into stone and glass walls and threatens to unleash a black hole capable of killing thousands if she doesn't get Usagi's star seed.
- Pass the Popcorn: She often loves to stand back and watch when Seiren starts acting vicious on a target.
- Tsundere: In the anime, towards Aluminium Seiren. Even if you don't ship them together, you can't ignore how she nagged on her partner but ultimately cared for her.
Sailor Tin Nyanko aka Suzu Nyanko
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (JP), Ana Maria Grey (LatAm), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
From the planet Mau, also the homeworld of Luna and Artemis in the manga.
- Anti-Villain: In the manga (definately not in the anime, although this is because she's Brainwashed and Crazy.)
- Dirty Coward: In the first anime, she almost never attacks anyone directly, believing it's smarter to attack from behind.
- Faux Affably Evil: Especially to Lead Crow in the first anime. Her directly mocking Crow immediately after mocking Seiren while Galaxia killed her is followed by Tin Nyanko halfheartedly acting as though they're friends even as she sabotages Lead Crow's missions and kills her.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Sailor Moon manages to partway purify her by hitting one of her bracelets and destroying it; this causes one side of her uniform to turn white and her to be torn between acting good or evil. Galaxia will have none of this and kills her off before Sailor Moon can finish.
- The Sociopath: Her Brainwashed and Crazy persona in the anime is devoid of any empathetic qualities whatsoever.
Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon
From the planet Cocoon. The last and most formidable Anima Mate, she appears only in the manga and Musicals.
- Action Mom: A surprisingly evil variant, though her being a mother isn't touched upon in the series proper.
- All There in the Manual: The artbooks list her as a Samba dancer and a mother. They're also the source of the name of her planet.
- Playing with Fire: Her Galactica Scales attack is fire-based.
- Adapted Out: The only member of the Animamates to not appear in the anime
Sailor Phi and Sailor Chi
Sailor Phi and Sailor Chi
Star gardeners who watch over the Sailor Crystals Galaxia's other minions harvest. The two are actually directly in charge of the Sailor Animamates under Galaxia's orders.
- Avenging the Villain: After Sailor Phi is killed by Sailor Moon, Chi is so enraged that she shoves her staff straight through Sailor Kakyuu's chest until it reaches the floor.
- The Dragon: The most prominent reoccurring members of Shadow Galactica besides Galaxia herself.
- Creepy Twins: Possibly. They look alike and have similar names but they aren't outright called sisters.
- Hero Killer: They kill off Lethe, Mnemosyne, the Starlights, and Chi personally kills Kakyuu.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: In the manga, their Evil Laugh is a prominent "OHOHOHOHOHO" as they kill Lethe and Mnemosyne.
- Plant Person: Invoked. Their role as Star Gardeners and Phi's attack "Galactica Plant Blizzard" has more to do with their harvest of Sailor Crystals than foilage.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Chi's name is pronounced "Kai" and Phi's name is pronounced "Fy."
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: They dispatch Lethe and Mnemosyne the moment they reconsider their alliances.
Sailor Mnemosyne and Sailor Lethe
Sailor Mnemosyne and Sailor Lethe
From the planets Mnemosyne and Lethe. They appear only in the manga.
- Anti-Villain: Mnemosyne and Lethe joined Galaxia because they truly believed she would bring order to the universe, something they desperately wanted since their planets were engulfed in an endless war.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Mnemosyne feels sorry for Sailor Moon and restores her memory after Lethe erases it, then convinces Lethe to join her in helping Sailor Moon. Both she and Lethe then get killed off by Sailors Phi and Chi for turning on Shadow Galactica immediately afterwards.
- Redemption Equals Death: Same as above.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lethe and Mnemosyne.
Phage"False Sailor Guardian" used as the Monster of the Week in the fifth season of the anime. They do not exist in the manga, however, and were created as filler.
- Affably Evil: Some of them are, well, damn funny. Until they properly attack.
- Body Horror: See below.
- Brainwashed and Crazy - Was Once a Man: If a normal person has his/her Star Seed ripped out, it darkens and the person immediately turns into a phage. Once they're purified by Moon, they turn back to normal and without any memories of what happened.
- Madness Mantra: One of the phage was created from a famous artist named Kengo Ibuki who had the bad habit of breaking his creations while screaming "This... this is imperfect!" whenever he went through artistic slumps. Once he was morphed into Sailor Artist, he retained said bad habit. His cousin Rei/Mars saw him and recognized him as Kengo, as she'd once witnessed his slumps, and managed to calm him down enough for Moon to purify him.
- Meaningful Name: "Phage" comes from the Greek word for "to eat" or "to consume". it also refers to the bacteriophage viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria.
Makai Tree Aliens
Two anime-exclusive aliens who showed up at the start of R. Their idea of love is skewed at best.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Their human aliases, though only someone who speaks Japanese would think so. Their surname means "galaxy", after all. It's even lampshaded when they are first introduced at school, with Umino stating that "Seijuro Ginga" sounds too cool to be true.
- Anti-Villain: They have no villainous agenda - they just want to survive. It's just that they misunderstand positive emotions like love, and so their idea of how to keep themselves alive is through unethical means of stealing life energy from Earth.
- Brother-Sister Incest: In the "we're siblings and like Adam and Eve" sense. Even in their human disguises, they are clingy towards each other, as a squicked Makoto points out once when "Natsumi" whines at her for flirting with "Seijuro" and then at him for "playing along" ("Whoa. Such weird siblings!")
- But Now I Must Go: Thanks to Sailor Moon purifying the Makai Tree, the two earn a second chance, and depart to find another planet where they can nurture the tree with love.
- Catchphrase: "Love is something you can take." This is Ail and An's philosophy regarding the nature of love itself, and they repeat it numerous times, either while explaining it to someone, or when they feel like justifying their actions.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite their general disregard for human life, they seem averse to killing, having outright stated on more than one occasion that they will only take as much energy from a victim as they can without it being lethal.
- Filler Villain: The only major example in the 90s anime. Later they just stretched manga arcs by filling them with plot-irrelevant Monster of the Week fights.
- Humanoid Aliens: Both of them.
- Last of His Kind: As far as they know, they are the last of their species. However, Fiore of the R movie has a very similar appearance, suggesting that he is another of their kind.
- Living with the Villain: They attend Juuban Junior High School in their human disguises, right alongside Usagi, Ami and Makoto, with neither the aliens nor the Guardians knowing the others' real identity.
- Love Makes You Evil: Well, they have a very warped idea about what love is. They assume it's something they can grab with their own hands as if it were an object. The siblings are set straight at the end of their arc.
- Mad Love: Subversion—Ail does "love" An, but she is by far the more clingy and obsessive of the two, and he is less prone to Green-Eyed Monster moments than she is.
- Meaningful Name: Combine Ail and An, and you get "Alien". The original English dub made this more obvious by changing their names to "Ali" and "En". Their human surname "Ginga" also means "galaxy", fitting for two extraterrestrials.
- No Social Skills: Both of them, as is to be expected from two aliens posing as high school students. Their clingy behavior towards each other despite being siblings especially weirds people out.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: An being Red and Ail being Blue.
- Unholy Matrimony: Though by the time they become a full-on couple, they're good.
- Villainous Breakdown: They decide to destroy the planet after being rejected by Usagi and Mamoru.
- Would Hurt a Child: One episode has them targeting the "fresh and young" energy found in human children, and the next episode has them taking it a step further and targeting babies. Though, fortunately, no one is seriously hurt.
The Makai Tree
Voiced by: Taeko Nakanishi (JP), Liz Hannah (DiC), Erin Fitzgerald (Viz) (EN)
- Anti-Villain: It was never evil to begin with, and was originally known as the Tree Of Life, but the greed and selfishness of its alien children warped and corrupted it.
- Doomy Dooms of Doom: Called the "Doom Tree" in the 90s dub.
- Eldritch Abomination: All the negative energy it absorbed against its will turned it into one.
- The Power of Love: The energy the tree truly needs in order to sustain itself.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Ail and An. Fortunately, they learn the error of their ways.
- Redemption Earns Life: Sailor Moon purifies it and allows it to be reborn as a sapling.
- Villainous Breakdown: Due to absorbing too much unwanted energy.
Ail (a.k.a. Seijuro Ginga)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (JP), Vince Corazza (DiC), Brian Beacock (Viz) (EN), Guillermo Saucedo (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
- Adorkable: In his human guise, he tries to be the cool and mysterious type, but his unfamiliarity and curiosity with human behavior ultimately makes him this, such as when he is forced to wear ridiculous costumes for a fashion show and doesn't realize that he is being laughed at, or when he eats human food for the first time with Makoto. His interactions with Usagi take this even further.
- Affably Evil: Is less cruel and vindictive than An is, especially as a human.
- Bishōnen: In both his alien and human forms.
- Death Dealer: Summons his monsters from a deck of cards.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He doesn't go as outwardly crazy as An does with jealousy due to his calmer, less emotional nature, but he does order the Makai Tree to destroy Earth when his heart is broken by Usagi choosing Mamoru.
- Heel Realization: When he witnesses Usagi and Mamoru protecting one another from An's onslaught, he realizes how wrong he and An have been concerning the nature of love.
- Manipulative Bastard: Since An has little in the way of subtlety, it falls on Ail to think up the evil plans.
- Magic Music: Plays a magical flute.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Tries this on Mamoru twice.
- No Social Skills: A more endearing example than An, as he makes more of an effort to fit in and make friends at school.
- Say My Name: Shouts An's name after she takes a hit from the raging Makai Tree for him and then when she dies in his arms immediately after. The second one is especially gut-wrenching, courtesy of Hikaru Midorikawa.
- Stalker with a Crush: His behavior toward Usagi. She takes it as well as you'd expect.
- Yandere: Male one, for Usagi. Unlike the more emotional Natsumi, he tends more towards Dissonant Serenity, which only seems to weird Usagi out rather than attract her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
An (a.k.a. Natsumi Ginga)
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (JP), Sabrina Grdevich (DiC), Dorothy Elias Fahn (credited as Johanna Luis) (Viz) (EN) Carola Vázquez (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
- Alpha Bitch: In her human guise, she plays this role, though strangely (and dramatically ironically) in the arc's last few episodes she gets nicer as a human and more evil as an alien. She even almost befriends Usagi prior to the two-part arc finale, but the negative energy absorbed from the Makai Tree puts a quick stop to that.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Her behavior toward Mamoru and Ail.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Ail's. She gets better.
- Green-Eyed Monster: As if she wasn't a Yandere before, she goes insane with jealousy during her last fight.
- Heel Realization: She has hers after Taking the Bullet for Ail.
- Ill Girl: Often gets tires more quickly than Ail and requires more energy.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets hit with this when the Makai Tree snaps and tries to attack Ail, which she jumps in the way of.
- It's All About Me: In one episode, she wins the part of Snow White for a school play (after rigging a straw drawing game), and naturally becomes even more of a diva than she already was. The Guardians speculate this is her way of coping with the fact that she doesn't have any friends and is lonely, which later turns out to be true to an extent.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Tries this on Usagi twice.
- Not So Different: At one point, Rei compares An to herself. Indeed, An is eerily similar to Rei from the first season with her Tsundere attitude, argumentive Jerkass behavior toward Usagi, and clingy crush on Mamoru.
- No Social Skills: She's mean to everyone except Ail and Mamoru, the latter whom she repeatedly forces herself on.
- The Rival: To Usagi, for Mamoru's affection.
- Redemption Earns Life: And being revived, as the Makai Tree had killed her in its Villainous Breakdown.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Mamoru. He rejects her time after time, but this doesn't stop her.
- Taking the Bullet: Takes an impaling branch to the chest that was meant for Ail.
- Tsundere: Usually tsun-tsun, but can be dere-dere toward Ail, Mamoru, and even Usagi on rare occasions.
- Woman Scorned: Mamoru chooses Usagi over her in the climax of their arc, and she completely loses it.
- Yandere: She has an unrequited crush on Mamoru and Ail.
- Pokémon Speak: They speak by saying their names.
- Famous Last Words: When defeated, they scream, "Cleansing!".
- Tarot Motifs: They're created from Tarot Cards. Some are identifiable, others aren't.
Fiore (Sailor Moon R Movie)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa as an adult and Tomoko Maruo as a child (JP). Steven Bednarski as an adult and Mary Long as a child (Cloverway), Ben Diskin (Viz) (EN), Benjamin Rivera (LatAm)
- Ambiguously Gay: A lot of people believe that he harbors romantic feelings for Mamoru and thinks of Usagi as his romantic rival.
- Anti-Villain: He just wants to make Mamoru happy...
- Entitled to Have You: He believes that he should be Mamoru's only friend and no one else can have him.
- Expy: He resembles the Makai Tree Aliens. The first thing he remembers in life is drifting in space and he doesn't know where he comes from, so the implication is that he IS a Makai Tree Alien.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: To Mamoru.
- Heel–Face Turn: After being freed from the Xenian Flower's power, he gives Mamoru the nectar, which revives Usagi. Seems to be a Redemption Equals Death case as well, though we see him reborn as a child and drifting away into space immediately afterward.
- Love Makes You Evil and Love Makes You Crazy: The Xenian Flower uses his feelings for Mamoru to control him into becoming her willing servant for the destruction of Earth.
- More Than Mind Control: Xenian's hold on him is very physical and emotional as well as mental.
- Only Friend: Mamoru was the only human kind to him during his stay on Earth. Or so he thought.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: As he electrocutes Sailor Moon and saps her energy in exchange for releasing the other Sailor Guardians, he keeps telling her how selfish and stupid and unfit for Mamoru she is. The Guardians tell him to shut his mouth and leave her alone
- Yandere: Is turned into one thanks to the Xenian Flower.
Xenian Flower (Kisenian Blossom) (Sailor Moon R Movie)
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (JP), Sabrina Grdevich (Cloverway) (EN), Norma Echevarría (LatAm)
- Eldritch Abomination: She's capable of destroying stars and planets in order to survive, and is described as "the most dangerous flower in the universe".
- Foul Flower: It's pretty, it's just evil.
- The Power of Hate: She pours hatred into her host's heart, causing them to fall under her spell and carry out her every whim. Eventually, she becomes powerful enough to destroy the entire planet along with the unfortunate individual whom she had deceived.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
Princess Snow Kaguya (Sailor Moon S Movie)
Voiced by: Eiko Masuyama (JP), Catherine Disher (Cloverway) (EN), Laura Torres (LatAm)
The only movie villain who originated in the manga (though Naoko Takeuchi did sketch the SuperS movie characters).
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Snow Kaguya" is the nickname she adopts when Kakeru mentions the story of Princess Kaguya to her. Her true name (if she had one) is never revealed.
Queen Badiane (Sailor Moon SuperS Movie)
Voiced by: Rihoko Yoshida (JP), Kirsten Bishop (Cloverway) (EN), Liza Willert (LatAm)
- Assimilation Plot: Her plan is create a black hole that will trap everyone in a dream world where they would dream whatever they wished. This might put her as the only villain not acting For the Evulz if not for the cruelty she displayed towards Chibiusa when she refused to enter the dream world.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Her human form is gigantic.
- Humanoid Abomination: Actually is part of the Black Dream Hole
- Planet Eater: Via the Black Dream Hole, which swallows up whole worlds and plunges their inhabitants into eternal sleep
- Wicked Witch: Overlaps with Hot Witch, since she is pretty good-looking.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Makes the claim that everyone will be happier with her trapping them in their own Lotus-Eater Machine.
Fairies (Poupelin, Banane and Orangeat; Sailor Moon SuperS Movie)
Poupelin voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Robert Tinkler (Cloverway) (EN)
Banane: Nobuhiko Kazama (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway) (EN)
Orangeat: Kazuya Nakai (JP). John Stocker (Cloverway) (EN)
- Involuntary Shape Shifting: They turn into birds when their flutes are destroyed.
- Magic Music: They hypnotize children using magic flutes.
- Theme Naming: French words for various sweets.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They join Badiane because they believe her plan will make all the Earth's children happy
Lyrica Hubert (Sailor Moon SuperS Special Episode)
Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto (JP)
- Canon Immigrant: Was a minor villainess from the manga, was then brought into the Super S special with her backstory completely changed.
- Demonic Possession: Anime only, by a Dead Moon Circus Lemures, no less.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Anime.
Side Story Villains
- Filler Villain: These are one-shot bad guys who only appear in manga side stories, such as the Exam Diary Battles and Chibi-Usa's Picture Diary.
Lyrica HubertA mysterious foreign exchange student from Chibi-Usa's class. Her weird behavior leads Chibi-Usa to fear she may be a vampire. She appears in "Chibi-Usa's Picture Diary: Beware of The Transfer Student," and is one of the villains in the "SuperS Special" but with a rewritten backstory.
- Ambiguously Bi: How she comes across with Chibi-Usa. She makes several rather creepy remarks about how much she thinks Chibi-Usa's plump cheeks look delicious. This is especially creepy as they're supposed to be elementary school students. Even though you know Lyrica is after her blood, the subtext is somewhat off-putting.
- Creepy Child: Though in the 90s anime it's not of her own free will.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Lyrica's eyes are the same lavender color as her hair.
- Demonic Possession: The 90s anime absolves Lyrica of any wrong doing by making her possessed by a vampiric Lemure.
- The Dragon: In the manga, it's believed she's one to her mother, who is also a vampire.
- Flower Motifs: She's seen eating flowers at one point. In the manga she turns into one after she dies.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She can walk around during the day and feeds on fresh flowers as well as blood.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She's turned into a flower and dies in the manga, but in the 90s anime she's spared when the Lemure possessing her is destroyed.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She leaves school early by feigning sickness and usually asks someone to bring her home. They're never seen again until after Lyrica and her mother die.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lyrica has pretty lavender colored hair.
Zeta and EpsilonPersonifications of stars in the Lyre constellation, they manipulate the weaver Shokujo into helping them brainwash girls so they can steal their energy in "Chibi-Usa's Picture Diary: Beware of Tanabata."
- Creepy Twins: Which one's Zeta and which one's Epsilon isn't clear, although one wears a top with lighter coloring than her sister.
- Flat Character: The flattest of the side story bad guys. They're given no explanation as to why they want energy nor what their relation to Shokujo is other than their stars share the Lyre constellation. As a matter of fact, they die one page after their roles are revealed.
- Straw Feminist: They turn Shokujo into one by exploiting her lack of trust in her husband, and try to turn young women into this by brainwashing them with Sailor Moon watches.
Genius LociiThe bad guys of the "Exam Diary Battles," "Chibi-Usa's Picture Diary: Beware of Cavities," and "The Secret Hammer Price Hall." These are spirits who dwell in certain areas the Guardians visit, and after awakening they each end up targeting one specific girl for different reasons. None of them save Bonnun made it into other formats beyond the manga.
- Adapted Out:
- The only Genius Loci to appear out of the manga was Bonnun in the "Ami's First Love" movie special.
- The plot of "Beware of Cavities" is partially adapated for the fourth season of the 90s anime. The idea of an evil dentist office being a front for a bad guy is kept, but Resin is replaced with PallaPalla.
- Affectionate Parody: Otakura looks like a version of Mistress 9 if she wear a drag queen.
- Demonic Possession: Ghost Sistern possesses Rei's body, and Hotaru gets possessed by Otakura.
- Depraved Dentist: Resin does this to the Juban Dentist office, and planned on injecting Chibi-Usa with "cavity ghosts" to rot all her teeth.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Subverted with Ghost Sistern, who possesses Rei and molests two of her classmates.
- Emotion Eater: They all feed off different emotions except for Otakura.
- Bonnun and Ghost Sistern feed off romantice emotions. The former preys on those engulfed by "Worldly desires" and the latter lusts after girls who're "Vulgar."
- Touhii-chan feeds on the anxiety of people suffering from escapism.
- Resin feeds on pain from toothaches and cavities.
- Fattening the Victim: Touhii-chan feeds off the energy of escapists by enticing them with baked goods and herbal tea, intending to drain their energy after they've stuffed themselves.
- Genius Loci: All of them inhabit areas in the Juban area.
- Psycho Lesbian: Ghost Sistern targets young women who she believes are "Vulgar" and attacks by kissing them.
- Punny Name: Ghost Sistern's name is a play on "Cistern" and that she inhabits a well on what is now an all girls Catholic school.
- Running Gag: This is the second time poor Hotaru gets possessed by an evil spirit.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Ami believes Bonnun is really her mock exam rival Mercurius due to her delirious fever, even as Bonnun repeatedly tries to explain she's not.
- Verbal Tic: Ghost Sistern often uses the word "Vulgar."
- You No Take Candle: Touhii-chan, especially in the Kodansha manga release.
- Badass Cape: Wears one as part of his outfit. He is a vampire, after all.
- Canon Foreigner: Created for a musicals-only arc that draws on Dracula.
- Cain and Abel: With his brother, Dark Cain. Draul is the Abel. THE Abel, having become a vampire after his death
- Our Vampires Are Different
Bloody Dracul Vampir
Video game villains
- Big Bad: Of Sailor Moon: Another Story.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: An alternate spelling of Abzu, the Mesopotamian water god.
- Screw Destiny: Her purpose on invading the past.
The Oppositio Guardians
- Badass Crew: An evil version of the Sailor Guardians.
- The Ditz: Ishtar.
- Girlish Pigtails: Worn by Sin, being Usagi's counterpart.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Except for Nergal (who has a ponytail instead of wearing her hair loose), the Oppositio Guardians have hair in styles similar to the Sailor Guardians.
- Heel–Face Turn: Played straight, towards the end
- The Psycho Rangers: An Evil Knockoff of the Sailor Guardians.
- More Than Mind Control: Apsu approached each of them (Except Ishtar) and talked them into joining her, playing on their dissatisfaction with Crystal Tokyo and lingering resentment over the war with the Black Moon Clan.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Ishtar was only included because she followed Nabu to Apsu.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: After Mesopotamian gods who are all associated with the same celestial bodies as their Sailor counterparts.
- Sin, the god of the moon (counterpart to Sailor Moon).
- Nabu, god of wisdom (counterpart to Sailor Mercury).
- Nergal, god of the underworld (counterpart to Sailor Mars).
- Marduk, king of the gods (counterpart to Sailor Jupiter).
- Ishtar, goddess of love and fertility (counterpart to Sailor Venus).
- Renegade Splinter Faction: Of Crystal Tokyo, surprisingly enough. They're all former civilians who were talked into joining Apsu and given knock-off powers.
- The Skeptic: Nabu initially, regarding the Silver Crystal's powers.
- Tagalong Kid: Anshar, the younger brother of Sin.
- Verbal Tic: Nergal had a tendency to say "Ma..."
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Bloodthirst aside, most of them seem to think that the world would legitimately be better off if the Silver Crystal didn't exist for people to fight over, a concept that would later be brought up in the manga by Sailor Lethe.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Nabu, just like Mercury.