- Sailor V's first kill is a youma whose disguise was the boy she was crushing on. And the boy never existed, it was the youma all along with an invented identity. And she had no choice but kill him to rescue her schoolmates and save her own life, as he had refused to surrender when she had asked him. No wonder that the first thing Minako does after that is to go home and cry herself to sleep...
- Danburite's death at Sailor Venus' hands in the final chapter, with Danburite putting into words that Minako will always choose duty over love, just as she had done by killing him. To drive home the point it's a tear jerker, this is the last time Minako cries in the entire manga continuity, as if she has exhausted her tears.
"Is my fate to kill the man I love?"
- Minako's Character Development. At first she was merely a Tomboy with a Girly Streak and superb athletic skills who dreamed of finding love, had a few good friends and was decently popular in her class. Then her battle for justice starts, and by the end of the manga she's a Stepford Smiler who will always put her duty above everything else, even love, in spite of her very presence helping everyone else finding love, and her friends, including her childhood friend Hikaru, have all but disappeared.