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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon

Sailor Pluto is Chibi-Usa's mother.
Not only did Sailor Pluto have a crush on Endymion (as detailed in the musicals), but Chibi-Usa doesn't look much like either of her parents by conventional rules. People in the future talk about that enough to annoy her. The original manga reason for Chibi-Usa turning back from The Dark Side was specifically Setsuna's love. Setsuna was also the one who gave Chibi-Usa the cat Diana, a plot point later retconned for unknown reasons (possibly related to this theory).

The original manga reason for Chibi-Usa turning back from The Dark Side was specifically Setsuna's love.

Setsuna was also the one who gave Chibi-Usa the cat Diana, a plot point later retconned for unknown reasons (possibly related to this theory).
  • Oh, and Pluto has red eyes.
    • In initial manga sketches Chibi-Usa had blue eyes, just like Usagi.
    • Pluto could have been Endymion's or Mamoru's mother. We don't know her real age, and once you add Time Travel to the mix...
    • It's not like blond blue-eyed Usagi or brunette green-eyed Shingo look like their parents. Ikuko has blue/purple hair and dark eyes, Kenji black hair and eyes.
  • Hello, Pluto controls time! Who's to say that she didn't do some finagling in the time stream to put her child in Serenity? Then Pluto is the genetic mother and Serenity is the surrogate mother... That would make a neat fan fiction.
    • There has traditionally been some level of intermarrying between royal families. Perhaps they're related and Chibi-Usa gets some recessive genes?
    • Especially if the fic explained Chibi-Usa's moon powers and resemblance to Usagi.
    • The powers can be from being carried in Serenity's womb. There's a definite crossover in appearance with Sailor Pluto and Black Lady, at least.
    • Could someone please explain to me how 'time control' and 'putting one's unborn child in another woman mix'? Because I'd really like to know...
  • Or maybe Pluto donated an egg to a then-infertile Serenity (all that death, revival and magical moon purifying can't be good for the ovaries), which explains the red eyes, the moon powers, and why Pluto took such a fondness for the little girl.
    • Actually the reason for her fondness is quite obvious - anyone would get attached to cute Chibi-Usa if they were trapped in a time vortex all alone for eons at a time. And Chibi-Usa is certainly cuddly enough...

The Dark Kingdom is behind Pluto's demotion to a dwarf planet.
It was just a matter of time...
  • Actually, it would make chronologically more sense if it was Chaos who engineered it, as the Dark Kingdom would've been long dead and gone by the time of the planet's demotion, while Chaos, while dormant, would still be pulling strings from behind the scenes...

Usagi is a natural master of Drunken Boxing.
The number of times she just barely manages to dodge an attack despite having no formal combat training violates the laws of probability. The sanest explanation for Usagi's incredible luck dodging attacks is that Jupiter taught Serenity a few things about self-defense in the Silver Millennium. The knowledge carried over to Usagi subconsciously.

This would also explain how she knows enough martial arts to pull off a flying heel kick — no small feat for a completely untrained schoolgirl.
  • If Silver Millennium's Jupiter was like Tatsuki, then surely she taught Serenity so much that Princess Serenity would be a black belt.
  • More likely Sailor Venus taught Serenity and Jupiter martial arts. After all, we know that Venus was in charge of teaching something to the Princess (who skipped many lessons), and Minako (at least in the manga) could defeat Makoto with one kick...
  • I assumed the normal explanation for a school kid having great dodging ability: Extensive dodge ball training. I admit to wondering why we never got a scene showing Usagi as the last one standing in a dodge ball match at school.

Seiya being male in the television series is the result of Executive Meddling wanting to avoid suggesting Usagi in a homosexual relationship.
The anime's idea of the Starlights being able to literally change their physical sex rather than simply being women who are crossdressed is not only non-canon according to their creator but never explained in the series, despite the series previously having no trouble with depicting crossdresses. This makes the episodes where the girls hang out with them (and still find them extremely attractive) less 'controversial'. One particular subplot of the anime is the expansion of the idea Seiya is blatantly attracted to Usagi and (unlike Haruka's one-sided teasing) is genuinely trying to pursue her, which might have been seen as too controversial to do with the show's lead. Usagi also shows a bizzare oblivious to it rather than politely shooting him down, despite her main trait being very perceptive to people's emotions and being extremely perceptive at noticing if guys are interested in her (which is rare). Similarly, Minako's complete disinterest in the Starlights after they're reveal to be (female) senshi seems odd considering she was attached to Haruka longer than any of the other senshi after finding out Haruka was a girl.

All of History is a Plot by Sailor Pluto
Ever since the end of the Silver Millennium (1,000 - 20,000 years ago, depending on who you ask), Sailor Pluto has been manipulating the the fates of individuals and nations towards one purpose: ensuring that the genetics were set up right for the fallen children of the Moon Kingdom to be reincarnated in identical bodies. She did this, of course, because that's the only way to assure that Usagi and her friends will be able to raise Crystal Tokyo to replace the long-lost Moon Kingdom. (After all, if Usagi were reincarnated in a different body, she'd end up being Misato Katsuragi or, even worse, Excel Excel. Murrue Ramius would of probably worked to Pluto's advantage, maybe)
  • Now this troper is getting images of Sailor Pluto behind a certain grassy knoll with a sniper rifle in her hands.
    • No, that's Lister's fault It turns out JFK shot himself after everything went south for him and his assasination prevented a bad future.
      • All part of Sailor Pluto’s manipulations.
      • A surprisingly regular trope in Sailor Moon crossovers where the Senshi aren't instant allies.
  • It also possilbe that the Senshi did not look exaclty the same in the Silver Millenium as they do in the present. Reincarnation does not require that your body in one life matches your body in another life.

Pluto is a demon of Tzeentch.

Or is a former one, just so that she can fit into the above WMG. Also, the idea of Pluto with her fingers in the Gendo Ikari Finger-Steepled Pose Of Doom(TM) saying "Just. As. Planned." is really creepy and plausible.

Sailor Venus is Korean
The other Sailor Senshi's real identities follow Theme Naming: their family names start with the kanji that is used in the name of the corresponding celestial body. For instance, the "tsuki" in Sailor Moon's "Tsukino" means "moon". Sailor Venus is the one exception. The kanji used in the name of the planet Venus is the kanji for the most common Korean family name, Kim. Koreans are discriminated against in Japan, dating back to the pre-World-War-II Japanese occupation of Korea, giving Minako's family a motivation to change their name.
  • Actually, had Venus followed the Theme Naming, her surname would likely be Kaneno or Kinzokuno ("of metal"), similar to how the other Senshi are named after elements associated with their planets (Mizuno - "of water", Hino - "of fire", Kino - "of wood"). The reason is simple: Minako was created for the Sailor V manga before Sailor Moon was even conceived.
    • Actually it would have been Kinno (Similar as Makoto's but spelled with diffrent Kanji (It would be 金野 instead of 木野 (read Kino) the Element in the planet Venus's name is actully Gold, not Metal.(Thus Venus is Kinsei in Japanese) That first Kanji is where their powers come from. They weren't randomly assgined. Mizusei, Hisei Kinsei and Kisei are the Japanese words for Mercury Venus Mars and Jupiter. For extra fun the Names for the Outer senshi's Planets are Meiohsei (Pluto) Tenohsei (Uranus) and Keiohsei (Neptune) and Dosei (Saturn. The kanji is the same one used in Hotaru's surname, 土 but is read as To not Do there.) All this name information is actully on The other Wiki (both Wikimoon and Wikipedia (don't go to Sailor Moon wiki that one is total crap and is written by people who've only seen the dub and thus has no information on the origns of the names)
      • You've used the wrong readings of the kanji. The Japanese names for Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter are Suisei, Kinsei, Kasei and Mokusei respectively. Point stands that the Senshi's names are derived from the kanji of the planet names though.
    • Conversely, her surname might be a pun to the Goddess Venus herself, as "ai" also means love, and Minako is something around the lines of "Beauty Child".

The Sailor Team was subject to meddling by Haruhi Suzumiya.
Most Sailor Senshi are ordinary humans, apart from their, well, Sailor Senshi powers. And those who aren't? Two espers (Rei and Hotaru), two time travelers (Setsuna and Chibiusa), and three aliens (the Starlights; four if you count their princess) — in other words, the exact kinds of people Haruhi desires to meet.
  • Does that make Usagi Haruhi and Mamorou Kyon?
  • Clearly, Minako is the Slider.

Sailor Jupiter is the strongest of all Sailor Senshi.
When we first see her, she has superhuman strength. And the only one who lose their powers in the series are the ones who turn into monsters. That means that Sailor Jupiter still has her super-strength. Therefore, she is the strongest Senshi around. She is the "brawn" of the team, with Sailor Mercury being the "brains".
  • This was debated?
    • Possibly... Since "strongest" doesn't mean "most powerful", it's still valid. Also, Sailor Uranus almost ties with her in physical strenght, thus, making the Outer Senshi a team almost like the Inner Senshi (that is, if you count Chibi Moon on the team).
      • Actually mangaverse has Haruka flat out beat Makoto in her debut easily while the latter was going all out, impressing Makoto enough that Haruka was the one she was inspired by during Dreams. Animeverse still seems to imply Haruka is the stronger of the two due to the fact she was older.
    • This troper has seen such debates. It seems to be cultivated by the fact in physical confrontations she's usually breaking even or losing, and in fact one curb stomp battle being the reason she tries to better herself in one episode. Nobody ever seems to notice she's the only one even TRYING physical combat, the other senshi would probably not fare too well, aside from the occasional flying kicks from Rei and Minako. Having not watched Sailor Moon for a long time, no thanks to Toei and Comcast(My internets are teh suck), this troper can only clearly recall the lioness in Sailor Moon R being defeated by Jupiter without trouble, and one of the later season's Monster of the Week.
    • "Most powerful" would apply too, with the exception of Sailor Moon (as soon as Moon Tiara isn't her only attack anymore). Did you notice Jupiter keeps her one attack when Mars, Venus and Mercury get an upgrade? Propably because hers already is as strong (or stronger) as the second attacks of the other three. (I'd think the newer attacks are stronger, because the first ones are very rarely used after the upgrade)
      • Umm what the hell are you talking about Jupiter got an upgraded attack with the rest of them. Supreme Thunder Dragon and the first attacks for all the Sailors were used far more often than the upgraded graded attacks after the Doom Tree arc. Then they all got new attacks with they had star power likewise for Crystal power. But I agree with the assesment Jupiter is the most powerful Inner Senshi (not counting Moon after she got her first upgrade). She took two DD's girls out at once when Venus and Mars could only take out one at a time (Mars killed two as well but it took two sepeate attackss). She was only the only Soldier other than Moon to take out a Cardian without combining her powers with another Soldier (the Lion cardian) and the only Inner Soldier again other than Moon to take out a Daimon.
      • This troper would like to point out that, at least in the manga, Minako defeated a brainwashed Makoto with a single kick, and that in the anime she is the only Senshi to remain conscious at least for a while after having her Pure Heart Crystal or Dream Mirror extracted. Plus, when Venus killed 'only' one of the DD Girls she failed to kill the three surviving ones at once because two of them ran away at the last moment out of fear when they realized she was still moving (the third seemed paralized by terror). Don't know why, but I'm pretty sure Venus is subconsciously holding back after R...

Metaria was Sailor Sun after being corrupted by Chaos
Let's see... She was expelled from the Sun? Check. There are sailor for each planet, star, or bigger moon? Probably. She was a queen? Sure, at least self-proclaimed. Fed by jealousy from Beryl to the Moon Princess? Of course, bub! Metaria means "of or belonging to limits or boundaries", meaning that probably, poor Sailor Sun couldn't even left her place, like the Outer Senshi. Then, she grew out of jealousy, and lost her human shape, becoming a monster. The diamond-shaped thing in her forehead is probably her corrupted Sailor Crystal.
  • Except for the fact that Metaria is an incarnation of Chaos, not just corrupted by it, sure.
  • Remember that the one that said this is CHAOS ITSELF!! Why on Earth would we trust anything the Big Bad tells us to demoralize us?

Chibi-Usa is the reincarnation of the Chaos itself, and makes all the very fabric of time to fall by befriending Sailor Pluto.
It can be clearly seen that she feels way more comfy as Black Lady than being an eternal child. Maybe, her growing problem was Selenity's tactic to hinder her progress, and to prevent her awakening as Sailor Chaos. She is the only Chibi senshi around, and her power doesn't seem to derive completely from the Moon, or from the Earth. In the end of the final arc, while in the Galaxy Cauldron, Sailor Moon wished for Chaos to be reborn in earth, as a normal person. Shortly after, Usagi is shown to be marrying Mamoru, and telling that a new star is going to be born, while it's probably really difficult for a Sailor Crystal to be crated all of a sudden, meaning that Chaos' Sailor Crystal might be reincarnating, probably as their beloved daughter. To think that Chaos could be fully unleashed in Black Lady's form would give a whole new meaning to Almost Doomsday. Also, by befriending Sailor Pluto and doing such a forbidden thing (time travel is a taboo), she might be destroying the very fabric of time, unconsciously, driving the whole Universe into Chaos, slowly.
  • This would also explain the growing power of the villains (Chaos) over the series, as well as why Chibi-Usa was not canceled out in the Stars manga when Mamoru was killed.
    • Where does Usagi say she wants Chaos to become human? I thought she wanted Chaos to go to all people once more.'
    • She says it in the manga. Your resolution stems from the anime.
    • Actually, Chibi-Usa was cancelled out when she went into the past and Galaxia kicked him into the Cauldron (being braceleted apparently counts as being 'alive'), and it was also Guardian Cosmos that said Chaos would eventually be reborn (not even as a human, just reborn) despite being melted down into the 'sea of origin', because Usagi didn't destroy the Galaxy Cauldron like Sailor Cosmos told her to. And the scene with Usagi and Mamoru getting married/Chibi-Usa getting conceived was several years after the Cauldron incident. Besides, her parents have the Silver Moon Crystal and the Golden Crystal, THE most powerful Sailor Crystal and one of the most powerful Sailor Crystals in existance respectively.

Chibiusa is the reincarnation of Chaos, but honored the promise made to Sailor Moon.
Which proves that Chaos can be noble, if not a lot mischievous. Chibiusa traveled to the past not only to help her mother, but to make sure she would reincarnate as a more benign being. the Black Lady incident was a rather interesting Time Paradox.

Sailor Uranus was Sailor Venus' older sister in their past life
All senshi are born from Gods, or similar entities. Sailor Pluto is Chronos' daughter, Sailor Moon is the reincarnation of Selene, reborn as her own descendant... And in Sailor V #1, there's the history that she was born from the foam of sea, like the goddess Venus (or Aphrodite, if you want to be more accurate). If we recall, a similar story was told in the Mythology, and that Aphrodite was born from the sea foam after Uranus' phallus was cut out (ouch) by Cronus, his son (don't mistake for Chronos). Sailor Uranus had to be born at this time, at least as a baby, and, as planet Uranus' princess, she had to be Uranus' daughter. Their similar features (really blond hair, blue eyes, elegance) and practically reverse color schemes in her uniforms could be another proof.

All of the Senshi are children of Greek deities.
Pluto claims her father is Chronos (more of an Anthropomorphic Personification than a god, but the idea is the same) and Queen Serenity outright states that she is Selene, Titan goddess of the moon, (at least in name) so following that logic:
  • Mercury is a little difficult to say, but being the daughter of Poseidon, god of the sea, seems most likely.
    • She seems like she's daughter of the God Hermes and the Titan Tethys, due to her intelligence and fresh water related abilities. Oh, Gods and Titans were known by relationships outside marriage, for sure!
    • Mercury can't be Poseidon's daughter, as Neptune is the Roman version of Poseidon. If Poseidon is going to be anyone's father it would be of the Sailor Senshi who represents his planet.
  • Venus is the daughter of either Aphrodite (whose Roman equivalent is Venus).
    • Venus IS the reincarnation of Aphrodite, thus, being probably Uranus' younger sister, at least in soul. (in b4 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Endymion is the son of Gaia (personification of the earth).
    • According to the Greek legend, he's Zeus' grandson, Aethlius' son (at least reincarnated).
  • Mars, like Mercury, is a bit harder to pin down. It might be Ares (whose Roman equivalent is Mars and who had a chariot pulled by flaming horses) or Hephaestus (who is identified with fire).
    • She probably could be herself the reincarnation of Adrestia.
    • Dub!Mars may be the daughter of Kratos. It would explain the bitchiness.
  • Jupiter is the daughter of Zeus, due to both his use of lightning and his Roman equivalent being Jupiter.
    • And probably she was Hera's daughter, which would explain her love for plants and cooking.
    • Don't forget Jupiter being called "Hercules Girl" by Serena before they get their memories back...
  • Saturn’s father could be Hades (god of the dead) since there really isn’t a god of destruction.
    • Hades' and Persephone's. It explains her name meaning, "to sprout form Earth", since Persephone represented Earth's fertility. Persephone's powers of Life-Death-Rebirth could have influenced her little daughter, too. She probably was the second oldest after Pluto, since she doesn't seem to have reincarnated. Or she probably the reincarnation of Macaria, due to her willingness to sacrifice herself for the others, and treats Death as a bliss.
  • Uranus is the daughter of Uranus (naturally).
  • Neptune is the daughter of Oceanus (personification of the ocean, Sailor Neptune’s “element”).
    • And probably Mercury's half sister. They have their resemblances.
    • Neptune is more likely to be a daughter of Pontus and Thalassa, since Oceanus was said to be the 'world encircling fresh-water stream'
  • Alternatively, they are the Astra Planeta, the gods of the 'wandering stars', the children of Eos and Astraeus. Well, Mercury through Saturn anyway, as far as the Greeks/Romans are concerned, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto did not exist because they can't be seen by the naked eye. Ami could be Stilbon 'the Gleaming', Minako; Eosphoros/Hesperos 'the Dawn-bringer/Evening', Rei; Pyroeis 'the Fiery' (also 'Mesonyx' or Midnight-for her hair?), Makoto; Phaeton 'the Blazing' and Hotaru; Phainon 'the Shining'. Isn't mythology fun?

Sailor Pluto and Sailor Ceres will leave their respective groups to create a new group of Sailor Senshi
The other members will, of course, be Sailor Eris, Sailor Makemake, and Sailor Haumea.
  • Haumea, like Ceres, also had a Heel-Face Turn. Sailor Titan wanted to be in the group, as Titan is bigger than Pluto, but since her original star is a moon and have Sailor Saturn's castle on it... Well, poor girl had been left behind. Just after she was defeated by her own friend Ganymede for being the biggest moon. Titan is the Chew Toy of the Solar System, with Sailor Sun.

Sailor Pluto's powers come from Atlantis
The powers that Sailor Pluto possesses, not counting her attack magic, seem to align quite nicely with those said to be possessed by Atlantis in Escaflowne. She can see the future, teleport, and alter the future to some extent, all things that those with access to the power of Atlantis were shown to do. Additionally, her Garnet Orb looks suspiciously like a scaled up version of the energist crystals that the Atlantians and Hitomi used when channeling their power.

The Death Phantom was Johan Liebert
According to his back story in the manga, Death Phantom was an extremely dangerous and highly intelligent criminal who revived crime and murder in the utopia of Crystal Tokyo and could kill people indirectly. Not to mention his ability to corrupt and manipulate the Black Moon Clan and his reasons for wanting to destroy everything boils down to just because I can seem awfully familiar. So long story short, Neo Queen Serenity captured Johan and exiled him to the Planet Nemesis where he found the Evil Black Crystal and mastered its power which turned him into a immortal super-powered monster of death and chaos.

The Silver Crystal isn't Usagi's Star Seed.
In the anime the Silver Crystal was in seven pieces (none of them with her) for the first 14 years of Usagi's life, but she suffered no ill effect. Furthermore, the Silver Crystal was also used by Queen Serenity and later by Chibiusa.
  • It was an anime-only point, though. In the manga, the crystal is the tool they need to take over the Universe, but not Sailor Moon's Star Seed Sailor Crystal, or else, Sailor Cosmos couldn't travel back in time, as it was already passed to Chibi-Usa.
    • The Silver Moon Crystal canonically is Usagi's Sailor crystal. She gave up her senshi powers when she became Neo-Queen Serenity.
      • Most people theorize that Sailor Cosmos is a fusion of Usagi and Guardian Cosmos considering the Ginzuishou's origins.

Pluto is Mamoru in drag
Come on, we all thought so at least once!
  • Alternatively, Pluto is his mother, that just pretended to die in a car accident. AHA!
    • So, then, Mamoru is the Prince of Earth and Pluto?
    • Pluto is the mother of Rei's grandfather (her great-grandmother). It explains Rei's eye-color and powerful psychic abilities.
  • Mamoru wants to be a Starlight. Can't you see him in that hot little leather number?

Naru is a forgotten Senshi
  • (Pulling from Sailor Moon Z) Naru is the reincarnation of the last survivor of a destroyed planet; because her home planet was destroyed and the matching Sailor Crystal was not transferred, the only way to confirm or deny this is to ask someone who was there. Who, as we all know, will refuse to say one way or another.
    • Naoko herself said that if there wasn't Tuxedo Mask's origin, and the sailors needed any more help, Naru would be Sailor Earth.
      • In that case, I'd say that she was Sailor Theia (i.e. the planet that crashed into Earth causing the creation of the Moon).
      • Or alternately, she's Sailor Eris. Knowledge of their source planet/dwarf-planet/asteroid/moon could be a requirement for them to be able to regain even the scantest memories of their previous lives even with the help of the Moon Cats or the other Senshi. Following the destruction of the Silver Millenium, the existance of Eris was forgotten, and not recovered until after the series ended, leaving Naru with no way to awaken.
  • Naru is a red head, like Beryl. No, not reincarnation, but that could be a sign that they were related in the Sil Mil, according to the anime law of genetic resemblance, and Beryl was said to be from Earth. Earth didn't have a senshi because they weren't part of the alliance, but presumably that was going to change after Serenity and Endymion got married. So Naru is the reincarnation of the girl who was going to become Sailor Earth (Terra, Gaia, etc.) but was killed before she could be empowered, and so was reborn without powers. Since she was also from Earth, it was possible she would have known Serenity through Endymion, leading to her & Usagi's friendship; and since we don't know Mamoru's family they could be related in that life and/or this. This is also why Nephrite was intrigued by her, he subconsciously recognized her from before the Fall, but had forgotten after thousands of years sealed away. This is also why she is subconsciously drawn to monsters and vice-versa, some part recognizes and wants to fight them, but was reincarnated without the power to do so.
    • She might have had some relationship with Nephrite in the past, leading to what happened in the anime.

Sailor Pluto is Mamoru's mother
(Taken from the other WMG) This not only explains Chibi-Usa's red eyes, it also makes a lot more sense than using them as the sole reason she can't be Usagi's daughter.

Ikuko Tsukino is actually Queen Serenity.
But she will not know it until Usagi tells her that she is Princess Serenity/Sailor Moon, which would only likely happen in either her most dire hour or when the world is at peace. With her last words and power after using the Silver Crystal, Queen Serenity wished to be with her daughter in some form once again. She was able at times to project herself to speak with the Senshi (most notably, on the moon) but was not aware of it in her current identity much like Mamoru was with the Moonlight Knight.
  • Additionally, due to the overwhelming power used to save everyone at the end of the Silver Millennium, she lost nearly all of her abilities and the ability to ever use the Silver Crystal again. Ikuko would (at most) be able to take the form of the Queen, and would have the same scattered memories as the rest.
  • Usagi and Shingo look nothing like either of their parents. Is it possible that they were both adopted, and that Usagi's genetic mother was the reincarnation of Serenity who died after giving birth.
  • Does this WMG suggest that Shingo has Moon powers too? Did Princess Serenity have a younger brother in the Sil Mil, then?
    • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
  • It also should be noted that in the English version, Ikuko and Serenity are voiced by the same actress.

Chibi-Usa is reincarnated Queen Serenity.
It would explain how she could use the Ginzuishou almost as good as Sailor Moon after a quite quick training, despite being trapped eternally as a child, and being half-Earth, gene-wise. Also, the Queen wanted to be with her daughter in some form once again, so, why not?
  • Actually, the very popular and exhaustively imagined fic Sailor Moon O: Orion's Story has this very setup, and in fact takes it one step farther: that throughout the entire history of the Moon Kingdom, the queens Serenity have been reincarnating as each others' daughters - so Queen Serenity reincarnated as Sailor Chibi-Moon, and when Neo-Queen Serenity dies, she will reincarnate as her own granddaughter - Chibi-usa's daughter. And none of the other Senshi have this pattern going on. Now, I say all you need is one more step in the reincarnation and you've got The Hecate Sisters : Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

Sailor Moon and post-timeskip Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann are different universes of a similar situation.
First of all, the Ginzuishou would be like the Core Drill, allowing for a chosen user to tap in its power at the max. Then, there are the Chaos, and the Anti-Spirals, who want to destroy all the Senshi, or all the Spiral Beings, and want absolute despair. Then, there's the main character, who manages to do anything possible with such powers, but don't want to have too much responsibilities. Unfortunately, for Princess Selenity, she was chosen by her people to be the Queen, and couldn't escape her fate, like Simon did. And last, but not least, both main characters fight for their love. The main difference is that Simon took less time because the situation required less time, so, the Spiral Power acted accordingly. Okay, I couldn't resist to mention the Moon Spiral Heart Attack. Here, I did it.

Chibi-Usa is actually Rubeus and Usagi's daughter
Be it by force or not, Rubeus ended up impregnating Usagi at some undetermined time. Chibi-Usa and Rubeus share the red eyes (duh), but also note that Chibi-Usa's black moon powers (i.e. turning into Black Lady). It was probably amplified by the blood running in her veins.
  • Not that I care too much, but why the sudden influx of Usagi/Rubeus speculation in the SM fandom? Don't they only have, like, four scenes together—and he's trying to kill her in all of them?

Luna and Artemis are from the same planet as Jake, The Cat From Outer Space
Why not?
  • So, he's from Planet Mau as well? And you forgot Sailor Tin Nyanko.

Chibi-Usa is an albino, or an Angel.
That could explain the red eyes. There.
  • An author on FF.net, Bill K, takes this route. ChibiUsa is almost killed in the womb by a crazed traditionalist, but Serenity uses her power to create a barrier between herself and the beam. Still, enough power gets through that it messes with ChibiUsa's genes and she comes out as the Pink Spore we know and love (or hate).
  • If Beryl and Endymion were both from Earth, and both (assumed in Beryl's case) nobility, then it's possible that they are distantly related and that Endymion might have a recessive gene for red hair. I can't explain the eyes, though.
    • There's a theory that the senshi are sterile on the page. Is it possible that Chibi-Usa looks odd because she was conceived with magical assistance, and has a birth defect/mutation or two?

Sailor Moon is an alternative universe of Warhammer
More specifically, Warhammer Fantasy, which is in a more fitting place in the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Their Chaos have the same motivation, with the difference that Sailor Moon managed to defeat it when she discovered it was lonely (or something, I don't really remember), then, asking it to join her team (and by asking, we mean making a disguised Sailor Team Attack and then asking), which it probably did (see Chibiusa is Chaos theory way above, but in the positive light). Which means that Sailor Moon just became a Memetic Badass.

The Ginzuishou is more addictive than cocaine, coffee, and sex combined.
Everyone who is purified by the crystal says something silly, like "refresh." As well, a general feeling of peace and safety pervades anyone who is bathed in its glow. It can comfort any sorrow and heal any wound. Usagi also seems to give off a cheering, warming feeling. Who wouldn't want to spend every day of their lives in the presence of the crystal and its' similarly-trip-inducing owner, getting longevity and the world's strongest, best contact-high just by being near the queen?
  • So much for "I'm high on Life."
  • It also drains the life of the user, like most drugs. Perhaps that's the secret to distopia Crystal Tokyo; not thats everyone is brainwashed, but that they're drugged up and go into withdrawal if they do bad things or revolt. This could also be why so many entities want to take it for themselves.
    • Building off that last part...If Metallia had taken the crystal successfully, would it have drained it/her life when used?

Going from an idea from above, the senshi are sterile.
In a previous WMG, someone offered that the magical repercussions of reanimation might screw with one's body. If this is the case, the other senshi might not be childless because they are duty-bound to Serenity or because the Quartet is present to protect Chibi-Moon. Maybe they just can't have kids.
  • They could adopt, though.
    • But those kids probably wouldn't have any powers or the long life of the senshi, so they'd die long before Chibi-Usa was born.
  • Is it possible that Chibi-Usa looks odd because she was conceived with magical assistance, and has a birth defect/mutation or two?

Sailor Moon is in the same universe as Team Fortress 2.
How else can the government give such stupid explanation to clearly supernatural events purported by the villains? Because Builders League United is covering them up.

Sailor Moon is an Amberite.
The Silver Crystal is the Jewel of Judgement and the reset at the end of the first series was Usagi using it to create a new Pattern that would support a world as it should have been.

Naru's mother is Queen Beryl.
Which is why Naru's energy is sooooo tasty.
  • They're both attractive, single redheads.
  • You never see them in the same place together. Indeed, Naru's Mom is often conspicuously absent. That's a hell of a commute.
  • When you're looking for magic gems, posing as a jeweler is a perfect cover.
  • Naru attracts trouble like, well, a magically-attuned heir to a royal throne would.
  • Beryl didn't permit Zoisite to kill Nephrite until after she learned of the Naru relationship.
  • Naru displays occasional flashes of Evil Muahahahaha Sparkiness.
    • There is a story somewhere with Naru turning into Beryl while asleep, and not remembering her evil alter-ego's actions. I can't find it again, though.

    • There's only one problem with this- Naru's mom was tied up in the basement in the very first episode! I'm pretty sure that, were she to be Queen Beryl, she would easily slip out and fake being still bound when rescuers arrive, but still. (Then again, that may be the reason she so summarily offed Jadeite at the end of his miniarc. "Oh hey queen I found out the Senshi's identities!" "Yea, and you also bound and gagged me with one of your demons. I don't forget, darling." *BOOM* headshot)

Naru is Queen Beryl.
After she died, she was sent roughly fourteen years into the past and reborn with a new life free of Metallia's influence, and no memories of who she used to be. The same could possibly be said about Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite and Kunzite, with who they are now being a complete mystery (Umino could actually be Nephrite). Note that in Naru's case this could only be possible in the Anime only, since in the Manga she was (briefly) shown to have lived in the Moon Kingdom.
  • Link for Silver Millennium Naru, please? I don't recall that.
  • I think Queen Beryl was shown in the Silver Millennium, not Naru.
The series is an Eternal Recurrence.
Whether on the moon or the earth, all this has happened before and will happen again. What happened to the Moon Kingdom will eventually also happen to the Crystal Kingdom, killing most of the population and forcing civilization back by millennia. Thousands of years later, long after the history of the old world has faded into legend and myth, the Senshi will rise again and eventually form a new kingdom, possibly on the moon this time around. Eventually, it will fall as well. Repeat until the universe dies or the loop is otherwise broken.
  • This could be part of the very reason why Sailor Cosmos wanted the Galaxy Cauldron destroyed. If she is in fact a far-future incarnation of Usagi (everything seems to point in that direction), then who knows just how many times she has experienced it over and over again? That would be enough to drive anyone to the breaking point, and what is more heart-wrenching is that even though she went to the past to try and change it, she failed. If this is true, the entire series is one gigantic Shoot the Shaggy Dog, and Chaos ultimately wins.
    • Wow, that's an awesomely depressing theory.
    • Sailor Cosmos explicity states, that she travelled back in time because she lost hope of ever winning against Sailor Chaos. Otherwise, the endless rise of the new forms of darkness to challenge the light, represented by Senshi, is pretty much canonical for the manga. Usagi believes that it is possible to just defeat them every time, though, and seeing as she managed to avoid repeating the fate of Queen Serenity in the end of the Dark Kingdom arc, she might be on to something.
      • Allow me to present my counter-argument:
      • (data lost, unfortunatly)

The Time-Space Door is actually a Paradox Machine, disguised and maintained by Sailor Pluto, in order to ensure that Crystal Tokyo occurs.
  • It's possible, since according to my understanding of general relativity, we live in spacetime, so there can't be a door into or out of spacetime.

Dub!Fish Eye is a trans Mt F.

King Endymion's mask is prescription.
  • King Endymion is always seen wearing a mask. Why? It's not like he needs to hide his identity from anyone. Well, if you pay attention, you can see that his mask has some sort of lenses over the eyes, and in the manga Mamoru is occasionally seen wearing reading glasses.

Sailor Pluto is a Time Lord and the Sailor Moon universe is actually a pocket dimension inside her TARDIS where she's hiding from the Time War.
The true reason she is not allowed to open the Gates of Time is because that would let the Daleks in. Time travel within this pocket universe uses another door or set of doors inside the TARDIS since it'd be silly to travel using the TARDIS while you're inside it.
  • Romana?
    • More likely Susan or Jenny.
  • Or, alternatively, the Gates of Time are her TARDIS. The wibbly-wobbly interior is because she never put up a desktop background- the 'Fourth Dimension' we see is the true, untamed interior of a TARDIS.

Sailor Iron Mouse Was a Time Lord.
Let's see: outdated dress for the era, check. Mode of transport what looks to be an English phone booth.

Chibi-Usa is not Mamoru's daughter.
The pink hair has always been a little suspicious, although that's a tad justified in the Manga where Usagi's mom was a pinkhead and not a bluehead. No, what really points it out is Chibi-Usa's powers as Sailor Chibi-Moon. Even though they do resemble her father's powers, shouldn't her identity as a Senshi reflect the fact that both of her parents carried Starseeds that shine forever? Unless her father isn't her father at all...

Thus: Neo-Queen Serenity had an affair, and Chibi-Usa was the result. The pink hair carried over from either her maternal grandma and/or her father.
  • Maybe you can only inherent your power from one parent? (And wouldn't "maternal grandmother/relative further back" explain the pink hair either way?)
  • Considering in manga Chibi-Usa disappeared when Mamoru "died" this seems pretty unlikely.
  • If Beryl and Endymion were both Earth nobility, it's possible he had a recessive redhead gene.
    • Or maybe the above WMG about senshi sterility is close, and it's Mamoru who's sterile, since he's the only male to reincarnate, and the spell may have been female oriented.

Chibi-Usa is diclonius or silpelit
The pink hair and red eyes have always been a little suspicious, although that's a tad justified in the Manga where Usagi's mom was a pinkhead and not a bluehead. Also, Chibiusa is from future and timeline is not broken. Elfen lied and Sailor moon events can occure in one universe.

Esmeraude was Shion Sonozaki in a previous life.
The events of the Meakashi-hen arc convinced me that Shion will be reincarnated into the Black Moon family. I mean the green hair, the crazy laughing (ESPECIALLY the laughing). It fits almost too perfectly.

Sailor Pluto is the sole remaining member of the Kuiper Belt Senshi.
Sailor Pluto was the center of a group of Kuiper Belt Senshi also including Sailor Eris, Sailor Makemake, Sailor Haumea and Sailor Sedna. They were supposed to be the first line of defense before attackers got to Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and later the Inner Senshi. However, against some previous enemy, they all died except Pluto. Serenity let Pluto join the Outer Senshi while sending the souls of the Kuiper Belt Senshi to be reincarnated as Sailor Ceres, Sailor Juno, Sailor Vesta, and Sailor Pallas when her granddaughter was born.
  • One problem. Every senshi has explicitely been shown to have been reincarnated, and it's shown that planetary associations don't change in the reincarnation process.

Sailor Galaxia is the evil version of Xena.
Xena used to be evil, right? Also, she's a warrior. Not to mention that with a little imagination, her clothes look like Galaxia's sailor suit. So, Xena, not satisfied with ruling only her own planet, started taking over other planets, where she either recruited or killed warriors as skilled as herself.
  • Before Eris got its official name established, I actually stumbled upon a fanart drawing called "Sailor Xena". I'll leave its contents to the reader's imagination.
  • This is hilarious for anyone who watched the show with the German dub - Galaxia and Xena have the same voice actress in their German versions.

All of the villains are in purgatory.
This troper thinks that all the villains (Queen Beryl and her subordinates, Rubeus, Esmeraude, Diamond, Wiseman, Kaorinite and the Witches 5, Zirconia, Galaxia and the Sailor Animates) are in some sort of purgatory, partying and having the time of their lives. Ail and En are back on their home planet. The 4 Weird Sisters are still living in Tokyo, and the Dead Moon Circus members are still in Tokyo as well. Nehelenia is maturing into a teenager, and Tomoe is still around. It all makes sense if you think about it...

Professor Tomoe once worked for Gendo Ikari.
Where does he get his crazy ideas, anyways? Dead wife, Hotaru's got that same Apocalypse Maiden plan going for her.
  • We know that he was kicked out of a laboratory because he was using money for his own means. Hotaru was intended to be an Eva pilot.

Queen Nehellenia is Princess Nehema.
Aside from the name, they're both monsterous women who need crystals (different reasons). Also for some reason, the anime design for Nehellenia includes an eye-like crown thing. In Eversion, there is a giant eye in the room you meet her at. Mostly saying this because of the names.

Usagi is one of the reincarnations of the God Emperor of Mankind.
We know he has been reincarnated many, many times in mankind's history. We know he has great powers. We know he hates non-humans. We know he is almost always a ruler. Who else could Usagi be?
  • Since when does Usagi hate non-humans? Extending a welcoming hand to everyone, even eldritch abominations, is pretty much her defining characteristic.
    • Okay, so maybe she doesn't hate non-humans, but she certainly isn't a fan. And I seem to remember almost every episode ending with her blasting some monster or another into dust.

The Moon kingdom was a straw feminist empire, and the Dark Kingdom was the resistance.
A few men were given token roles, the rest were eliminated, meaning the resistance was almost entirely female out of necessity.

Luna and Artemis do not have ordinary cat tongues.
Whatever abnormality their tongues have that allows them to talk also allows them to taste sweets, something normal cats can't do. So, we have Luna enjoying mochi balls and Sugar Stars and Artemis enjoying caramels (Until they get stuck in his whiskers).
  • Well, obviously they're not really cats. They're from an alien species, probably indigenous to the moon, which - just by chance - happen to resemble Terran cats.
    • Actually they're from the extrasolar planet Mau.

Super Sailor Moon w/ Holy Grail is stronger than Super Sailor Moon w/ Pegasus.
I mean with the Holy Grail, Sailor Moon was the almighty Messiah but with Pegasus's upgrade is just regular Sailor Moon to me.
  • But, she's always The Messiaah, even without the Holy Grail. She was just called is in S

At the fall of the Silver Millennium, Sailor Venus devastated Earth
Checking the myths, you discover that in many cultures the goddess of beauty and love or the planet Venus was somehow linked to some devastating event:
  • Aphrodite/Venus was the mother of the gods personificating Horror and Terror that accompanied Ares at war, provoked at least one war and could pull horrible revenges on the ones slighting her (one, making the Lemnian women smell so bad their husbands cheated on them en-masse, was actually echoed in the Codename: Sailor V manga, when Sailor V summoned the horribly smelling atmosphere of Venus to KO a Monster of the Week).
  • Ishtar (that was the goddess of beauty and love and personified the planet Venus) had many lovers who tended to die of violent death (again, like two Codename: Sailor V characters, that Minako loved and killed when they were revealed as the first Monster of the Week and the series Big Bad. And we could add Kunzite: at the fall of the Silver Millennium, he was dating Sailor Venus), and when rejected by Gilgamesh she threathened a Zombie Apocalypse if she wasn't given the Bull of Heaven to try and kill Gilgamesh.
  • Astarte was the goddess of fertility, sexuality and WAR, and is thought to be the basis of Aphrodite.
  • Freyja is not only a fertility godess but also a godess of death and war.
  • According to the Egyptians, when Man disrespected Ra he sent Hathor, the goddess of love, to teach them respect. In a single day she exterminated most of mankind, and she didn't finish the job because during the night the other gods (all of them) created a sea of beer and got her drunk.
  • Aztects myths give Venus two gods. Xolotl was Venus as the Star of Evening, and while the god of bad luck and death was not malicious (he helped the sun to return from the underworld, and in some traditions helped the deads to reach the afterlife). Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was Venus as the Star of Morning, and had the bad habit of causing harm to the people by shooting darts.
  • Morning Star is a traditional name of Venus, whose Latin equivalent is Lucifer.
All these myths of Venus or the Goddess of Beauty and Love bringing death or disgrace have to come from somewhere. Add that Minako in the manga actually echoed the 'all the men I love die' and the 'causing horrible smell' parts, that her Stalker with a Crush actually referred to her previous incarnation as the Goddess of War, Manga!Beryl's tendence to die disemboweled by Sailor Venus and the fact that in the anime the DD Girls looked like they were sure of having won when she died, and the theory that her past life killed a large chunk of Earth population doesn't seem that farfectched anymore...

Mamoru's Golden Crystal is the result of being a chimera
Only women can be Sailor Soldiers and, thus, have a Sailor Crystal. Yet Mamoru is clearly a man who has his own Sailor Crystal- the Golden Crystal. This is because while in the womb he had a twin sister- Sailor Earth. Early in the pregnancy his sister died and was broken down and then reabsorbed by Mamoru and their mother (a condition known as Vanishing Twin Syndrome). Because of this Mamoru has a medical condition known as chimerism, where one person has two different types of blood cells with each set having a different DNA sequence, one belonging to Mamoru and the other belonging to his sister. This theory is detailed in this fanfic here

Sailor Pluto is related to Doctor Doom
Word of God is that Sailor Pluto is of Romani descent. Now who else do we know of who's also a time-traveling Romani sorcerer? Setsuna could be Victor von Doom's daughter... or alternatively she could be his mother, after Doom liberated her from Hell.

Sailor Pluto's space time door is a wormhole.
Really, I don't see how you can have a door leading into space-time when we live in it, and since you can time travel through the door, then it could be a wormhole

Tuxedo Mask's status as a Distressed Dude in the anime are due using that persona, not his old one
Tux and Moon both have similar powers (both their crystals display a healing ability) but the latter directly accesses it later while Mamoru's powers are distinctly more subtle and harder to directly use. They are both very powerful in their past-self forms. Mamoru also seems at his most dangerous/powerful during times where happens to be in his Endymion persona, implying that is his true potential and he may be crippling himself by insisting on the tuxedo persona. The only reason Moon has avoided a similar fate is her "Sailor Moon" gets periodic upgrades, while he never does.

Seiya being male in the television series is the result of Executive Meddling wanting to avoid suggesting Usagi in a homosexual relationship.
The anime's idea of the Starlights being able to literally change their physical sex rather than simply being women who are crossdressed is not only non-canon according to their creator but never explained in the series, despite the series previously having no trouble with depicting crossdresses. This makes the episodes where the girls hang out with them (and still find them extremely attractive) less 'controversial'. One particular subplot of the anime is the expansion of the idea Seiya is blatantly attracted to Usagi and (unlike Haruka's one-sided teasing) is genuinely trying to pursue her, which might have been seen as too controversial to do with the show's lead. Usagi also shows a bizzare oblivious to it rather than politely shooting him down, despite her main trait being very perceptive to people's emotions and being extremely perceptive at noticing if guys are interested in her (which is rare). Similarly, Minako's complete disinterest in the Starlights after they're reveal to be (female) senshi seems odd considering she was attached to Haruka longer than any of the other senshi after finding out Haruka was a girl.

The Silver Millenium wasn't really a Utopia, but a dictatorship, with Queen Beryl being on the wrong side of propaganda.
This is the theory for people who slide to the cynical side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism.
  • The J-drama adaptation of the series actually runs with the idea someone as potentially powerful as Princess Serenity could be incredibly dangerous to normal people.

Humans and youma are the same species, and the Silver Millennium modified them; this resulted in the Balance Between Good and Evil being screwed up.
The Seven Shadows, who were prominent in the first major filler arc, all seemed to have been reincarnated into humans rather easily. The original versions of daemons from the manga (one of which appeared in the anime in Haruka's flashback) are referred to as "atavists": a regression in Evolutionary Levels. Messing with the personal MacGuffin of any character — soul mirror/star seed/whatever — seems to inflict or dispel the effect rather easily. This also explains why Earth Is the Center of the Universe; Chaos and its children are trying to reclaim their own.
  • There's also the possibility of rankings within youma and evolution. The Seven Shadows may be youma that were sufficiently evolved that they could generate their own life-force and support other youma. The anime-only youma Thetis/Tethys may also have been one of these, hence her deeper characterization.

Minako subconsciously altered reality while disguising herself as Princess Serenity
When Minako was Sailor V her compact was powered by moonlight, and when she she looked at her reflection in it the moon symbol appeared on her forehead rather then the symbol for Venus. Furthermore, the only other Senshi with an unusual surname is Hotaru who is the Messiah of Silence who is the counterpart of Princess Serenity.
  • Actually, both have their names related to the Western planet naming conversions, as explained above. Saturn was the God of the Cultivating and Harvesting, so, "Earth Sprout" and "Firefly" might relate to the whole planet Saturn theme.
  • It also has to do with Venus and Earth's moon having a lot in common.
  • Also, it was Mistress 9 who was the Messiah of Silence, not Hotaru or Sailor Saturn.

The kid who turned into a Daimon in Sailor Uranus's flashback in S died later that day, despite his earlier seeming recovery.
Uranus and Neptune had no healing ability, there's no reason killing the Atavist would have healed the kid. (Which was also the case for these kinds of Daimons in the manga.) "Possessed" humans in previous seasons had to be healed via some technique or another. So until Sailor Moon shows up, Uranus and Neptune had to kill the possessed ones. Ironically the Witches Five moved to possessing inanimate objects with Daimons because, presumably, it's easier and there was no advantage since U and N just killed them anyways. Then Usagi comes along, is The Messiah literally, and scolds them for sacrificing people without providing an alternative for them.
  • Being fair, it's not like Usagi ever KNEW about the Kid. So she was saying those things on the basis of that these two were

Nehelenia's mirror is an incarnation of Chaos.
The manga states that Nehelenia herself is an incarnation of Chaos, but in the anime, Nehelenia was a good person until her magic mirror showed her what she would look like if she was old, and it told her that if she wanted to stay beautiful, she must extract and consume the Dream Mirrors of others.
  • Interestingly, what she sees looks nothing like her when she ages at the end of the season. If there's any candidate for being Chaos, it's Zircona. That it merely becomes The Dragon instead of the Man Behind the Man, like in other seasons, is testament to the level of Nehelenia's vanity - it was enough to enslave a piece of Chaos.

The villains aren't really reincarnations of Chaos, but more like their creations.
They're more like beings created by it, as Chaos would have multiple incarnations at once AND would be in the Cauldron at the same time, if it was actually true. Unless its powers were based in Time Paradox (which iss Pluto's specialty, not its'), what it actually did was to create beings to represent itself, like avatars. Not the actual being's incarnation. Other thing which would support this theory is how such creations are weak, compared to Chaos by itself.

Sailor Moon could have been a distinct character from the "Moon Princess".
The obvious connection to the two may be less obvious. Sailor Moon is said to be the product of a strange wish born of the Princess's desire to protect others. But in the present, Luna had no trouble explaining who Sailor Moon is to Usagi in the first episode as if Sailor Moon was a distinct person she remembered, suggesting a Sailor Moon might have existed in the past who was seperate from the Moon Princess.

Crystal Tokyo was never meant to occur.
Think of all the inconsistencies between the present day and Crystal Tokyo. To name a few: Where does this leave us? By my estimation, somewhere right around...

Shingo has figured out everyone's identity but is intentionally playing dumb
Shingo really isn't an idiot, in fact across all versions of the series he's shown to be rather clever and intelligent (if a little apathetic in the live-action version). Like many other teenage girls Usagi presumably keeps a diary, and Shingo, like many younger brothers with teenaged sisters, breaks into it from time to time. All he needs is one little slip up to figure out the whole thing. Several time he's also shown that he loves and respects his sister greatly... just so long as she doesn't know about it, and of all the Sailor Senshi Moon is his favorite, despite his obvious crush on Ami. He also had a rather close relationship with Chibi-Usa, because he knew that she was his niece and wasn't sure just how much time he would get to spend with her.

Crystal Tokyo is a constitutional monarchy.
This is mainly talking about the anime, not the manga, but is Neo-Queen Serenity actually ever mentioned as taking an active part in creating and enforcing ordinary laws? It makes more sense that, even if she was a total monarch at first, at some point she would let the old parliamentary government Japan had take over and she and Endymion would just be in charge of dealing with supernatural issues.

The "Deep Freeze" is the result of a battle the Senshi had against an enemy.
Basically, the Senshi thought it was just another enemy trying to destroy the world. Only this time, it was either get rid of the villain and let the Deep Freeze occur, or let the Omnicidal Maniac create an Earth-Shattering Kaboom. The Senshi may have tried to stop the Deep Freeze, but it ended up being the only alternative to total destruction.
  • The deep Freeze is because of Usagi, in an attempt to save the world. When fighting an enemy Uranus gets killed and for some reason (soul eating, atomization, etc.) can't be revived. Neptune goes berserk, slaughters the enemy, and keeps going. As senshi of the sea she whips up tidal waves and floods, and calls on the whole ocean, eventually killing all the senshi and most of the world. Only Usagi survives this long, and is so desperate that she uses the Silver crystal to FREEZE THE ENTIRE OCEAN to rob Neptune of her power base before putting Neptune down. (For those who argue that Usagi wouldn't kill, maybe Neptune dies of magical exhaustion or commits suicide.) She uses the crystal to pull a variant of her mother's reincarnation spell, (into the same, preserved bodies) and it takes several centuries with the oceans frozen before Usagi can heal and revive everyone. Uranus stays dead, and she doesn't revive Neptune, which is why they aren't in the future. Saturn enters a self-imposed exile from the trauma, which is why Chibi-Usa didn't recognize her.

The Moon isn't supposed to be the center of the solar system.
A lot of people mention that it doesn't make sense that a relatively small planet's single moon is the center of the whole solar system's government. Maybe it wasn't originally that way, but Queen Serenity gained enough power that she engineered the Moon's rise to power? Perhaps she was from the Moon and married to royalty from Earth, but then later she became the ruler and decided to remake the way the solar system was governed to have the Moon Kingdom rule over all the others. This would explain why there is tension between Earth and the Moon. It would also explain why the Moon Kingdom simply has the Silver Crystal whereas Earth has a Gold Crystal. Perhaps her defeating Ice Princess Kaguya had something to do with it?
  • This troper always assumed the Moon was something vaguely like the Hall of Justice or Babylon5 in that it really existed only to be the seat of the moon kingdom, but wasn't actually a Kingdom in and of itself. It was just the seat of the High Queen.
  • Another possibility to consider is that the original Earth Kingdom suffered a coup d'etat and went into exile on the Moon, thus becoming the Moon Kingdom.

The Shitennou were created from gemstones using magic.
To celebrate the unification of Earth into one Kingdom (by whatever means it happened), the founders of the Earth Kingdom took one gemstone from each of the four corners of the world, and imbued these stones with spirits, and gave them human forms. The Shitennou's namesake gemstones act roughly the same as the Sailor Soldier's star seeds- hence, the Shitennou revert back to their stone forms when they "die" but their spirits/souls still exist.

Helios/Pegasus has the Sun Star Seed.
Which would make him Sailor Sun, if female. I mean, look at the name. Plus, he falls for Chibiusa, which makes for some nice Generation Xerox.

Kaorinite is a clone of her original self.
Think about it for a second. She's the only villain in the series to be resurrected. She says that Tomoe did it in the anime, but how exactly did he do it?

When Chibiusa went back in time, she created a split timeline.
This one is pretty obvious, but if you look closely you can see drastic differences between the Neo Queen Serenity from Sailor Moon R and the one that we see from that point onwards, indicating that before Chibiusa became involved, things happened much differently.

In the original timeline, obviously the Dark Moon never was an issue, and therefore the Sailor Senshi were never powered up, there was no reason to. Thus, when the Pharaoh 90 issue came around they were grossly under prepared. Sailor Uranus and Neptune never realized any respect for any of the Inner Senshi, so they never listened to them. Of course the Holy Grail was still found and Usagi still got it, but Uranus and Neptune never saw her as anything even remotely close to a Messiah, and Pluto just went along with it, perhaps she was colder in this reality. In the end, Uranus and Neptune kill Hotaru, who without Chibiusa's heart crystal was never able to become Mistress 9, and Pharaoh 90 was never summoned (thus the chalice was never destroyed). Usagi got upset and decided she would never forgive Uranus and Neptune for being murderers, however Uranus and Neptune didn't care, they didn't see Usagi as a threat since she wasn't able to stop them and went rogue. As the Dark Circus arc came around, the Inner Senshi are still underpowered as they never gain the powers of Pegasus, but Usagi has the chalice. In the end, instead of finding a peaceful resolution with Nehelania, Usagi is instead forced to kill her to save the world, not being able to find an alternative. At the same time the Chaos incident, with her spirit already broken from losing Hotaru and killing Nehelania, she doesn't hold back and kills Sailor Galaxia instead of saving her.

Thus in the future Neo Queen Serenity is a cold and bitter ruler, she has lost her sympathy for those who cause trouble, and banished those from the Dark Moon instead of trying to find a peaceful resolution with them. She is so jaded she isn't even able to express her love to her own daughter, thus Chibiusa doesn't even think her own parents care about her. This also explains why the original future Senshi are so weak, in comparison to the Senshi from the second timeline. When Chibiusa went back in time though, everything turned out for the better, the Senshi get stronger faster, Hotaru, Nehelania, and in turn, Sailor Galaxia are not killed, and Usagi ends up a happier person who doesn't lose her child-like innocence afterall.

The Witches 5 in the anime were really average humans
With the exception of many of them being highly intelligent (except for Mimite), none of them displayed powers, that couldn't have been used through technology, or magical objects. The fact the Eudial was killed in a car reck shows that they might not be anything more than humans fighting for the bad guys. Mimite use Charm Buster through her staff, but her staff could just be the one with power instead of her. Tellu attacked using vines from her hand, but they could just be another one of her plant experiments like the Telluns. Viluy showed no powers at all and used inventions instead. Cyprine and Ptilol could just be normal twins and channel abilities through their staffs.
  • Word of God confirms that Cyprine and Ptilol share the same body. Though if you wanted to stretch it, Ptilol could be a split personality and Dr Tomoe's research helped create a manifestation of it. Eudial wasn't just killed in a car wreck - her car exploded underwater.

Minako is a genious, but acts as The Ditz in rebellion against the over-conformist Japanese school system and society
In both anime and manga she shows feats of great intelligence and adaptability (like mastering Queen's English by simply living in London for a few months), yet she has relatively bad grades and is perpetually The Ditz. Why? Easy: Minako rarely acts as society expects her to, and Japanese school system and society are built on conformism. It started as a way to rebel (if she acted as a ditz people would leave her alone), and with time she started naturally acting like a ditz, with some Obfuscating Stupidity thrown in for added security once she became a Sailor Senshi.

Sailor Galaxia represents the Milky Way's central black hole.
This explains both her power (drawing on the most massive celestial object in the galaxy), and her desire to gather all the star seeds (she's a black hole; of course she devours other celestial bodies).

Just as in the original, The Scouts died in the dub too in the season 1 finale.
Of course they could never explicitly say it because of censors nor could they show their corpses but several times when Sailor Moon killed a foe we got lines like "I banish you to the Negaverse" and when Queen Beryl was very clearly vaporized in the final battle she says something like "Queen Beryl is blasted back to the Negaverse" clearly the Negaverse is some sort of dead underworld and the Scouts being "captured" is referring to their spirits being placed with all the villains they killed. The fact that the Sailor Says went out of its way to show the deleted scene of the girls as translucent ghost confirmed that they had died in the dub. Getting Crap Past the Radar at its finest.

The 2013 anime will crossover with Pretty Cure.

Minako and Usagi are sharpshooters
Minako did join police forces in both manga and anime continuities (she started working part time for Tokyo Metropolitan Police at the end of the Codename: Sailor V manga, and her period in London saw her joining Scotland Yard). Knowing how competitive she is, she probably went out of her way to become a skilled shooter with the service pistol... And, as soon as she saw how accurate Usagi's aim was, taught her so she would have alternative means of defense. Too bad that Usagi keeps forgetting the pistol...

Incubators are creatures native to the Moon Kingdom.
During the Silver Millennium, Incubators were a race of magical creatures that lived on the Moon and were tasked by the ruler of the Moon Kingdom with helping to recruit humans to fight against Chaos. Back then, the magical girl system was a little different. A girl who contracted would become a Sailor Senshi, and a boy who contracted would become a Tuxedo Senshi. For example, if Princess Serenity contracted, she would gain the ability the become Sailor Moon, and Prince Endymion would become Tuxedo Mask, or Tuxedo Earth as he would have been called at the time. Before a contract was made, Incubators would explain what was in store to a potential contractee, and would refuse to make a contract unless the potential senshi accepted that fate, and agreed to the terms and conditions. A magical girl/boy would be able to access multiple transformations, have multiple weapons, and use different transformation items. Rather than simply making a wish, a contractee would have an Incubator study their Star Seed, identify the reason for that Star Seed's creation, give the contractee powers connected to their Star Seed, and then transform the Star Seed into a Sailor Crystal/True Star Seed. Only young humans were able to become magical girls/boys, so once a a contractee reached adulthood, they would have to find a succesor to carry on their responsibilities. If young Queen Serenity had made a contract, she would given up her abilty to become Sailor Moon to her daughter. After the fall of the Silver Millenium, the Incubators altered the system. Without Queen Serenity to guide them, the simplified their plan to recruit soldiers to fight against Chaos, which eventually devolved into having a young person make a wish, gain magic powers, give them one transformation, one transformation item, a Soul Gem, all without fully explaining what was in store. Over time, very few Tuxedo Senshi, such the Shitennou, remained, so the Incubators begain to contract more girls than boys. Homura Akemi was a Sailor Senshi in her past life at the time of the Silver Millennium, and was one of the many Queen Serenity sent to be reincarnated to future Earth. She eventually regained her memories of her past life and, believing that Madoka could help her, took actions to help restore the Silver Millennium. (Note that her magical girl outfit resembles a sailor fuku.) Yes, this means that Homura is partially responsible for Crystal Tokyo. Though one must wonder how Queen Serenity would react if she found out what Kyubey's been up to lately.

Jedite is Malachite's long lost brother
Malachite was the one who pulled strings to have his brother become general.
  • In Sweden, they are voiced by the same person.

The Dark Kingdom Arc was really about a Freudian Struggle between the mother figure Beryl and Sailor Moon

Minako is a practitioner of Savate
After noticing her kicking power, Artemis decided to teach her the art (with video games, of course), prediliging the Savate de Rue variant (the one with techniques forbidden in official competition), and Minako quickly became a champion by practicing on youma. Of course, she would never be allowed to compete due both her focus on the Savate de Rue variant and returning to the origins (involving grappling, headbutts, gouged eyes, etc.)...

Pink hair? Red eyes? Totally different from her parents?

The first movie shows Anime!Minako as being a loner and isolated from her classmates, yet various episodes allude at her having friends once. And Manga!Minako is shown having at least two friends (Hikari and Amano) and a number of acquaintances in her Sailor V days (as seen in Code Name Sailor V), that aren't even mentioned in the Sailor Moon manga. Knowing Minako, it's a fair bet that she accidentally pushed away all her friends and acquaintances some time before her power upgrade, and by the time she realized it she just decided to save the world now before trying to mend bridges.

Umino will one day grow up to be Doctor Insano

Artemis found Sailor Moon first, and told Luna where to find her
Usagi was a patron of the Game Centre Crown, and Minako practically lived there, while Artemis house, at least in the manga, is under it. That, and, in the anime, Luna recognized her voice in Sailor Venus' debut episode. What's easier, that Luna found Usagi or that Artemis saw her and, once confirmed, went to Luna and told her who Sailor Moon was?

Elaborating on the WMG above: the Game Center Crown was the main factor in Artemis finding Sailor Venus that fast
Artemis lived under the Game Center. Minako was there so often she practically lived there. Nothing easier than he noticed her there.

Galaxia was drawn to earth by Sailor Moon's vastly increased powers compared to the original timeline.
Originally, she never attacked earth because she assumed it was just another Insignificant Little Blue Planet and had eon's worth of other worlds to deal with in the meantime. In the revised timelines, she sensed Super Sailor Moon's powers and decided to investigate. Alternatively...

As Chaos' seal, Galaxia is Immune to Fate, and is also the real reason why Sailor Pluto tries to prevent changes to the timeline.
Galaxia is a capricious creature who sets her minions up for failure on a whim. Because her actions are not "locked" until after they've happened, she's liable to do something entirely different if time is altered - even if the alterations have no logical connection to her.

In the anime, Mamoru was one of Minako's many first loves from her Sailor V days
Differently from the manga, Anime!Mamoru is a friend of Motoki, and often visits him at the Game Center Crown... A place where Minako practically lived. And, differently from Motoki, Mamoru had no girlfriend until well after Minako's travel to London.

Sailor Venus has ample knowledge on how lasers work, and has worked it in how she uses the Crescent Beam
Because, in the end, the Crescent Beam is a laser. And she has shown uses based on the properties of Real Life lasers...
Her normal use of the Crescent Beam is a long raking beam, never piercing. According to this page, a laser beam in piercing mode would be wasteful due the tendence of depositing its energy on the surface of the target and the cloud of superheated debris caused by the laser initial impact interfering with the rest of the laser. So, better cause a long and painful wound on the Monster of the Week, and possibly return later.
But you could use a laser in piercing mode by just pulsing the beam. That's exactly the second on-screen use of the Crescent Beam, fired in four pulses to pierce Kunzite's gloves and then hit his hands. Given that's the only time she uses it, there must be some kind of issue in pulsing the beam...
That apparently is keeping it on-target: the only other time we see a pulsed Crescent Beam it has been renamed Furious Random Crescent Beam Shots, and a pissed Sailor Venus was using them like a laser machine gun to attack Hawk's Eye, Tiger's Eye and their respective Lemures for playing with her feelings (never mind she had two-timed them in an attempt to make a threesome...).
The Crescent Beam Shower consists in first firing the usual raking beam and then another one over the head of the target, where it becomes a shower of six or seven Crescent Beams. I have no idea how, but the beam splitting could be explained by refraction. Again, it probably has some counterindication, given it has been used exactly once...
Finally, there's a very interesting piece of knowledge: a sufficiently concentrated laser pulse will have an additional concussive effect, causing in fact a small explosion. Watch here from 0.45 for Sailor Venus using the Crescent Beam to cause an explosion.

Manga!Minako is a Savate-based Mixed Martial Arts fighter on the side
By the end of Codename: Sailor V she's already a powerful fighter whose signature Sailor V Kick resembles a Savate piston kick to the throat, and joins the Japanese police... Who is rightly proud of their generally high level of skills in Judo. Add in Minako's competitive spirit...

Sailor Pluto is related to Xehanort.

Both have demonstrated control over time, the ability to time travel, and they both even have key-based weapons.

The reason most Daimons are female in the anime
Germatoid and Tomoe are both perverts, and did it on purpose.

Anime!Minako's Flanderization is a result of her coming out of her shell
According to the R movie, Minako was shunned by her classmates for being a shy, Sailor V wannabe. Of course, as Sailor V she had to keep up the appearance of a super hero and to help inspire the other sailor senshi. After re-emerging as Sailor Venus and seeing that the others, especially Usagi, were still good heroes while being themselves, she finally got a chance to cut loose and do something with all of her repressed energy, allowing her to fit in with the rest as an equal.

Anime!Minako has caused the deaths of her parents and her friends Hikaru and Amano
She lives alone, she has no friends at school (where the manga shows her having Hikaru and Amano), lives the first season in an half-suicidal depression (the London flashback shows she was depressed even before that heartbreak, and was just recovering before it happened), and in a third season episode she feels a rather creepy (even if Played for Laughs) need to prove she has a pure heart. Putting all of this together with Minako's mother attitude (that would make at least improbable she lets Minako live alone)...

Sailor Chaos is allied with the Daleks and helping them with the Time War.
I just made the War with Sailor Chaos even worse!

The 201X remake just an internet rumor that blew out of proportion
It was just some wishful thinking by some fans. It's been almost two years and no show has come out or it could be in Development Hell.
  • Jossed.

The Master Pharaoh 90 from the Anime is the same one from the Manga.
It has been shown in the Manga that Master Pharaoh 90 is from an alternate timeline and the Master Pharaoh 90 from the Anime is aware that Hotaru Tomoe is Sailor Saturn unlike in the Manga where he knew nothing about it which indicates that after his defeat in the Manga which led to him retreating back to his own dimension he decided to change tactics for the Anime timeline including arranging for Hotaru to be in a healthy condition, having Mistress 9 use Pure Hearts to gain full control of Hotaru due to the use of the Silver Crystal backfiring and seeking to use the Holy Grail as the vessel for Master Pharaoh 90's arrival on earth instead of the Silver Crystal.

Anime-Jedaite's weird reaction to Tuxedo Mask in episode 3 was because of an Aborted Arc.
It dawned on me that Jadeite's rather weird escape when Tuxedo Mask showed up maybe was because of an Aborted Arc. Jadeite recognised Tuxedo Mask as Endymion and ran off because of that. He knew he should not fight him because Queen Beryl would punish him if he hurt him. However, this storyline was dropped.

Luna started out as an ordinary cat.
When she was reincarnated, Luna was just an ordinary cat who could only meow, but something (Artimis using telepathy? Some other force?) led her to the Game Center Crown where she got her memories back, including her ability to talk and her other "human" qualities.
  • Except Luna and Artemis were put in to those capsule things instead of being reincarnated, weren't they?

The Sailor Senshi's elaborate transformation sequences in the anime are hypnotic to all possible spectators.
This would explain why these sequences don't seem to slow or hinder the girls in their missions as much as one would assume they would considering the time it takes for their costumes to fully regenerate; because these sequences are actually specifically DESIGNED to bewitch the villains and delay any action through the cosmic enchantment and dazzling imagery while benefiting the Senshi with a little extra time to think through any plans they might have for battle. The spell-binding effects are unavoidable, meaning that any witnesses remain entranced as the transformation scenes are occurring.

Minako is the daughter of Cutey Honey
It would explain why her first reaction to Artemis was to scream at the accidental peeper and she never freaked out at the talking cat: she's used to strange things.

The Outer Scouts, with the exception of Setsuna, are all dead by the time Crystal Tokyo comes around.
Think about it; the Guardian Scouts are the Queen's bodyguards; Pluto is at the Time Gate, so where are the others? They must have been killed by an unknown enemy, or maybe in the conflicts that led to Usagi becoming Queen.

Minako misquotes proverbs on purpose
Because she enjoys the people's faces when she does it.

When she had to pose as Sailor Moon in the anime, Sailor Venus acted this badly on purpose
She always had trouble at getting her fame overshadowed by Sailor Moon in spite of being the most senior one, and this was how she decided to finally vent her frustration

In the manga, Minako reached a form of Enlightenment between the end of Codename: Sailor V and her appearance in the main series
In the Sailor Moon manga Minako has used the Flash Step, an ability commonly attributed to Sennin and other enlightened ones in East Asian cultures, and is generally superhuman even without transforming, but in Codename: Sailor V she's merely an extremely fast runner (even if fast enough to win the school's marathon) and has agility in more human terms.

In the manga, the senshi lose their eternal senshi forms in the future because Usagi can no longer become Sailor Moon.
In the manga, the senshi in the future all have older uniforms—this is because they only upgraded when Sailor Moon became stronger. Their uniforms reflected that they were a team, going from being individualized (their shoes, glove lengths, accessories, etc...) to be carbon copies of each other (just in different in colors). Even their boots were the same. But when Usagi becomes Neo Queen Serenity and loses her old powers, so will all the senshi. The only one not affected will be Sailor Chibi Moon, because she's has her own powers (her own holy grail even), and is not so closely connected to Usagi's power.

Sailor Pluto's timeline isn't linear
Most people assume that Sailor Pluto's timeline follows the show, that is to say : Sits around the gate of time for an eternity or two -> Goes to help fight the Death Busters -> Dies > Rebirth -> Helps fight Galaxia -> lives happily ever after on Earth. But given that Pluto is a time traveler, her timeline probably looks like this: Is an Outer Soldier along with the rest during the Silver Millenium -> Dies along with Neptune, Uranus and Saturn and is reborn on Earth -> Receives her powers for the first time during Stars, but her powers allowed her to see the entirety of her own timeline, so she acted accordingly -> After Galaxia is defeated, she travels back in time to the Super series to help defeat the Death Busters -> Uses her forbidden powers to stop time -> The price for using her powers is to guard the Gate of time for eternity -> meets the inner soldiers for the last time (but first from their perspective) during the R series.
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