Webcomic / Four King Hell


Four King Hell is a Sailor Moon webcomic written by Frizzy, focused mainly on Mamoru Chiba and his reincarnated guardians, the Four Heavenly Kings.

So, what do you do when you've suddenly been corporeally reanimated after a couple of years as rocks? Why, search out booty! Jadeite's challenge—whoever beds his chosen senshi first gets to be "main character" for a day—sends the newly humanized Kings and Mamoru into a frenzied contest to win the accolades of their peers and the dignity bestowed on the protagonist of an otherwise fairly Improbably Female Cast.

However, things are not as simple as they appear at first glance. While the boys either try to woo their girls (hampered by battery-inducing pick-up lines and violent lesbian fan clubs) or vehemently deny any attraction at all, it seems that every previous enemy and best-friend-of-the-day is returning to Tokyo for mysterious reasons.

Who will win this contest of mojo? Why are all the important people of the past converging at one place and time? Will Mamoru get his deposit back after his posse finishes with his apartment?

Four King Hell can be found here or on the author's DeviantArt account, although it hasn't been updated for years (last update was August 16, 2013). The author does occasional sketches on their Tumblr.

Besides many of the tropes found in Sailor Moon, Four King Hell also provides examples of:

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Played for comedy (amongst the Guardian Senshi and the Shittenou, Demande/Usagi) and for drama Petz/Saphir, Endymion/Pluto, Endymion/Beryl.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Ami and Zoisite want nothing to do with each other. Really.
  • Bi the Way: Kunzite and Zoisite's anime-only relationship is intact (though over) in FKH.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nephrite is on the receiving end of mountains of physical pain. And not all of it is his own fault.
  • Camp Gay: Zoisite is really, really flaming. Possibly as a reaction to his "feisty" interaction with Ami, as he has been acting even fruitier since their meeting.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Nephrite thinks he's a hit with the ladies. The key word here is "thinks."
  • Casual Kink: Ali and En are surprisingly blase about asking for a foursome with Usagi and Mamoru. Turns out it's a mainstream sexual practice on their planet.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The first few strips were gag-heavy, and the fourth wall was pretty shaky. Now, though the main plot continues and humor is always present, complex drama has appeared as more characters visit and more mysteries pop up.
  • Comfort Food: Chocolate is Mamoru's...and when sent into a panic, he will wolf down copious amounts of it.
  • Crisis Crossover: Characters from the anime, manga, and even the spin-off media are fair game for appearing in this comic. Such as Nergal from the Sailor Moon: Another Story RPG, who is part of Master Nineteen's concert attack.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Jadeite has a livejournal which is routinely hijacked by the other guys as well as several mysterious fanboys.
  • Gaydar: You cannot hide a lady from Nephrite!
  • Harmless Villain: Demand openly plots to kill Mamoru and steal Usagi, but his plans are rather mundane and his general ineptitude leads nobody to take him seriously. Even Kunzite, who is the most loyal of the team to Endymion, merely humors him.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Played for comedy. Kunzite pointing out that Mamoru's attempt to convince Usagi to sleep with him could jeopardize the entire future sends Mamoru into such a state of panic that they later find him in the kitchen in a corner wolfing down chocolate in terror. Fortunately, a strong punch snaps him out of it.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Urawa Ryo has significantly improve from his canon appearance.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: Master Nineteen has fun with the franchise's "taking all of your energy" before simply putting the crowd to sleep.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Usagi walks into her home just as her parents are in the middle of an orgy with Ali and En. Her mother hastily tries to cover for them and the naive Usagi is oblivious.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Saphir and Petz's tearful reunion is short-lived when Petz reveals that she is in another relationship now, on account of Saphir having died and all. Saphir lets her go gracefully for this exact reason.
  • Lethal Chef: Zoisite proves to be this, as even when he is in super-femme housewife mode, he STILL can't cook.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Mamoru's habit from the anime of wearing the same outfit is mocked when Kunzite flashes back to looking into his closet for clothes and finding an entire closet of green jackets, black turtlenecks, and grey slacks.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Poor Mamoru is currently housing ten other guys, and that's just the people mooching off of him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: As the webcomic stars five (and counting) handsome men of varying types, this is a must-read for anyone who loves Sailor Moon but always wanted more beefcake.
  • Mythology Gag: Mamoru's chocolate habit was a reference to his character sheet from the anime, which listed his favorite food as chocolate despite Mamoru never being shown even possessing chocolate, let alone eating it.
    • Demand's job interview has the company's boss call him "Mr. Diamond", a reference to both what his name actually means, and his altered name from the English dub.
    • Every outfit worn by the Four Kings in their first appearance was an outfit worn by Mamoru in the anime or Another Story.
    • Nephrite was shocked and horrified that thanks to the economy tanking, girls aren't in the market for private tennis tutors.
  • Original Generation: Master Nineteen.
  • Patchwork Fic: Frizzy likes to mix and match canon when it comes to characterization, using Usagi's more innocent anime personality, giving manga Rei the dating history of her anime counterpart, and drawing personality traits of Nephrite and Jadeite from the live action, just to name a few examples. Both manga exclusive characters (like Asanuma and Kotono) and anime exclusive characters (like Ali and En) have appeared as well, including several very obscure characters, some of which weren't even given names in the source material. References to the SNES RPG, Sailor Moon: Another Story, appear as well as the story progresses. Clearly, Frizzy knows the canon.
  • P.O.V. Sequel: The webcomic is told from Mamoru and the guardians' point of view. Despite being the impetus for the very plot, the senshi haven't featured as much.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Pretty much the entire main cast currently living with Mamoru, save Demand (has a job) and Saphir (actually doing something constructive), have no jobs or means of income. Nephrite's magical counterfeiting doesn't count.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Rei's fan club stalks and intimidates Jadeite.
  • Pun-Based Title: Say it out loud a few times. But not while you're at work.note 
  • Punny Name: Ali and En's children are named Yuu and Fo.
  • Reincarnation: Most of the characters seen so far are either reincarnated in the Sailor Moon canon or have been for the webcomic itself, not least of which are the titular Kings.
  • Shout-Out: Rei is seen reading an issue of RanRan, which is a play on RunRun, the now-defunct magazine in which Codename: Sailor V ran.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Prince Demand's name is rendered as "Dimande" in this comic. Saphir was initially spelled "Saffir", but later strips switched to the canonical "Saphir." Aside from these two, the comic actually gets even the more commonly misspelled names correct.
  • The Stoic: Kunzite isn't always calm, but he certainly has shades of this.
  • Virgin-Shaming: Mamoru may be a man's man and future king of the solar system, but he still gets flack for not having gotten jiggy with Usagi yet.
  • Wham Line:
    Beryl: (depowered, to Setsuna) You had best prepare yourselves pretty little sailor soldiers. You're about to embark on a war with a chaos from another world.
  • Younger Than They Look: When Ali and En visit Mamoru, En mentions that at the time they first met, she and Ali were actually only four years old and their race ages rapidly.

    Master Nineteen: Thank you all for coming. I'm so glad you could make it. The Second Silence is about to begin.