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The Sailor Senshi

    Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon 
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"In the name of the moon, I'll punish you!"
Portrayed by: Miyuu Sawai

  • Girlish Pigtails: In both her civilian form and Senshi form she sports Moon's typical odangos.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Consumes her life force to revert the Silver Crystal's death wave.
  • I Hate Past Me: Because Princess Serenity is truly terrifying.
  • Image Song: Here We Go! The Power to Believe and Over Rainbow Tour, emphasizing Usagi's upbeat personality.
  • Mythology Gag: Usagi's name translates to Rabbit of the Moon. The show does not shy away from lampshading this as much as possible, from Usagi's room full of rabbit-themed items, a Sailor Rabbit costume, etc.
  • The Power of Friendship: Her friends' lingering memories of her allow her to come back to the world after it's destroyed.
  • Odango Hair: Seeing as she's Sailor Moon.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite the situations she finds herself in, she's usually hopeful and optimistic.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Makoto and Motoki.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mamoru, much more so in this version than in the anime and manga.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: She has to convince Princess Sailor Moon to temporarily stop destroying the world and that she can handle things. Unfortunately, it doesn't last for long.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Mamoru. It may seem like a Foregone Conclusion if you've seen the anime, but one of the particular areas where PGSM diverges has to do with their relationship. But They Do anyway, even getting married in an extra episode.

    Ami Mizuno - Sailor Mercury/Darkcury 
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"It's useless to run away."
Portrayed by: Rika Izumi (aka Chisaki Hama)
A studious student in Usagi's class. Mistaken for a snobby rich girl, Ami is a lonely person who only comes out of her shell after being befriended by Usagi.
  • Action Girl: Especially compared to her anime counterpart, who lacked attacks until later in the series. Sailor Mercury can usually fend for herself here.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In the manga she was asocial and possibly even aromantic. In this series, she's confirmed by Word of God to be bisexual, with a crush on Usagi and sexual tension with Nephrite.
  • Adorkable: She can be very awkward in interacting with new people but is very sweet about it.
  • Badass in Distress: Is kidnapped by Kunzite and infused with Queen Metaria's power.
  • Berserk Button: Being ignored as Dark Mercury.
  • Beta Couple: With human!Nephrite. Their arc was left unresolved.
    • This begins during the Dark Mercury arc, where she patches up his cape after he is punished for failures, though it is somewhat undercut by her calling him pathetic.
  • Bi the Way: According to Word of God was in love with Usagi and later has a subtext-heavy arc with Human!Nephrite.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She's lured into a trap by Kunzite and hit with Metaria's power, which combined with her growing sadness and resentment turn her into Dark Mercury.
  • Catchphrase: Ami wags her index finger and remarks, "It's useless to run away!" She also uses this as Dark Mercury.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She's accosted by a group of Japanese delinquents under brainwashing. Next we see them They are on the ground, shaking in horror, and one isn't moving at all.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In episode 16, Ami gets jealous of Naru because of how close she is to Usagi. While brainwashed, Ami makes Naru into her friend rather than Usagi's.
  • Cool Sword: Ami used a variety of water and ice-based swords throughout the series.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She chooses to split up the Senshi using a youma rather than fighting all four at once, keeping Mars and Jupiter away from the main fight while she took out Venus and Moon.
  • Covert Pervert: Her choice of disguise in an episode features a dress designed to fall off. The other girls are scandalized.
  • Dark Magical Girl: During the Dark Mercury arc.
  • Evil Makeover: While brainwashed she wears darker makeup and more fashionable and darker clothes in her regular form.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Wears a noticeable amount as Dark Mercury.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Similarly to how Usagi initially left Luna alone in the anime to judge Ami's character, here she leaves Luna the stuffed toy out on a bridge. Ami immediately picks her up and worries about whoever dropped her, considering she might have to take Luna home if she doesn't find the owner quickly.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Her song Mi Amor is notable for its Spanish verse and lively Latino-inspired melody.
  • The Heart: She often keeps the group knit together, and only after she makes a Face–Heel Turn do the others realize they were neglecting her and their friendship.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Brought to light during the Dark Mercury arc, the first thing Ami does with her dark powers is brainwash her class into becoming her friends.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Despite being confirmed that she was in love with Usagi, was able to accept her romance with Mamoru.
  • Image Song: Mi Amor and Promise. The latter reflects Ami's somber personality.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Mercury Sword.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: She was very lonely before Usagi made the effort to befriend her due to her shy nature and good grades making her come off as a snob to the rest of her class.
  • Ironic Echo: "It's useless to run away."
  • Kill It with Ice: Mercury Aqua Blizzard.
  • Lethal Chef: Fails at making cookies for Nefurin, burning them to a crisp.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Ami's parents are both doctors and rarely around, leaving her at home alone for the most part during the series.
  • Making a Splash: Mercury Aqua Mist, Mercury Aqua Cyclone, Mercury Aqua Storm and Shine Aqua Illusion.
  • More Than Mind Control: Dark Mercury is initially unable to be purified by the Silver Crystal not only because of Metaria's power, but because of her underlying resentment that her friends will never spend time with her due to being wrapped up in other issues.
  • Mythology Gag: Ami uses dowsing to track down a youma hiding in the forest. This ability was straight from the manga that wasn't used in the anime.
  • No Sympathy: As Dark Mercury, she gives Nephrite a reason you suck speech when he angsts after being banished from Beryl's sight due to failure. She tells him he should be trying to pick himself up rather than whining about his problems. However, she later mends his torn cape, expressing she hates seeing other people suffering alone.
  • Paint It Black: Her transformation watch turns an ominous black and dark blue when she's corrupted by Metaria's power.
  • Pet the Dog: As Dark Mercury she takes some pity on Nephrite and repairs his cape for him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: During the Dark Mercury arc, she won't attack Usagi at school because she enjoys school too much to disrupt it.
  • Refusal of the Call: She initially refused to become a Sailor Senshi because she believes Usagi only befriended her so that she'd join up. As usual, a battle forces her to make the choice - although afterward, she claims to Usagi that she really does want to fight with her, probably still hoping it will let them become friends.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Shy and introverted to the point where she had no friends before meeting Usagi and has blue hair as Sailor Mercury.
  • The Smart Girl: Typical of Sailor Mercury.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: It has been confirmed in interviews that in the live-action series, Ami had a crush on Usagi.
  • The Starscream: As Dark Mercury, she flat out tells Kunzite she refuses to be his underling and intends to kill all the Senshi herself and usurp Beryl as Metaria's chosen. Seeing as Kunzite is a Starscream himself, he is mostly positive about this.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Dark Mercury is considerably more powerful than she was before her corruption, to the point where she is almost able to kill both Sailor Venus and Sailor Moon, but not as powerful as Mercury after her "activation" as a Senshi shortly after returning to normal.
  • The Unfettered: As Darkcury, Mercury is very task driven to the point where she will turn her sword even on her allies should she perceive them as getting in her way.
  • Xenafication: A downplayed example, but Mercury is the most action-oriented in this adaptation compared to the others, with many more attacking moves than in the anime and even wielding a sword.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As Sailor Mercury she gains blue hair.

    Rei Hino - Sailor Mars 
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Portrayed by: Keiko Kitagawa
A Miko who works at her grandfather's shrine. Rei appears stoic and aloof to most people, and has a deal of snark, but she cares deeply for the people who get under her cold exterior.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She often has snarky comments about the comedic situations she finds herself in.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Rei starts off cold and distant towards Usagi and Ami but warms to them as the series progresses.
  • Emotionless Girl: Early on Rei seemed cold and emotionless before some character development.
  • Friend to All Children: Rei has a soft spot for kids, and she's often seen playing with them in the Hikawa Shrine.
  • Image Song: Starry Dawn and Cherry Blossom Storm, ballads that reflect Rei's stoicism.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Mars Dagger.
  • I Work Alone: Has a brief arc where she decides she'd rather investigate Sailor Venus than work towards the others' goals. She regrets it when Ami is kidnapped as a result.
  • The Lancer: To Minako.
  • I Hate Past Me: Or rather, she hates the You Can't Fight Fate the other girls keep subscribing to in regards to their past lives and refuses to be ruled by fate.
  • Kill It with Fire: Akuryo Taisan, Youma Taisan and Burning Mandala.
  • Miko: Still tends to her family's shrine.
  • Mythology Gag: In a literal sense. Mars and Venus are lovers in Classical Mythology, which is why the Mars and Venus daggers are used as a pair by Rei and Minako in separate incidents.
    • Rei's constant search of Minako makes her take over Minako's hobby of chasing idol singers. Her bickering with Minako is very akin to Usagi and Rei's frienship/rivalry in the anime.
  • Number Two: Minako explicitly says she will pass on the leadership role to Rei when she dies. Rei wants nothing to do with this, instead wanting Minako to get surgery to live.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died when she was young and her politician father abandoned her to be raised by her grandfather shortly after. Rei greatly resents him for this.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red oni to Minako's blue oni.
  • The Rival: Deliberately invoked later in the series with her "Reiko Mars" persona in an attempt to get Minako to not treat herself as disposable and get surgery.
  • Screw Destiny: Rei strongly dislikes the influence their past lives had on her friends and refuses to allow it to rule their future.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Minako dies, Rei is on the verge of an emotion breakdown... until she focuses all that hurt onto the enemy and becomes quite a frightening berserker.
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    Makoto Kino - Sailor Jupiter 
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Portrayed by: Mew Azama
A New Transfer Student to Usagi's school. Makoto is a tough Action Girl who frightens most people away due to her reputation as a ruffian, but deep down she just wants to have friends.
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: Like in the anime, she wears her former school's unform due to being too tall for her new school's uniform.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Motoki. They Do in the extra episodes.
  • You Are Not Alone: She initially pushed people away due to believing she was expendable as a Sailor Senshi. When Motoki persists in being with her even after learning her secret identity she starts to have doubts, and she finally gets over it by the end of the series.

    Minako Aino - Sailor V/Sailor Venus 
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Portrayed by: Ayaka Komatsu
A popular Idol Singer who by night takes on the mantle of Sailor V. When the other Senshi awaken, she assumes the role of the Moon Princess and reveals herself as Sailor Venus. Of course, she is not the real Moon Princess, acting as a decoy for Sailor Moon. She is more focused and determined in this version, with a cold exterior shell.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed example as while her basic nature is intact, elements of the Outer Senshi's personalities and backstories are inserted.
  • The Artifact: Venus's hair ribbon was a fashion fad during the manga's publication. In PGSM, Minako's civilian form preferred caps and cowboy hats instead but she continues wearing the ribbon as Sailor Venus.
  • Back from the Dead: She comes back to life after the world is restored after Princess Serenity destroys it.
  • Broken Bird: Mainly due to the fact that she has a fatal illness.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She briefly loses her powers as she considers giving up her Idol career to focus more on being a Senshi before her inevitable death.
  • Child Soldier: Adopts this mentality in her role as a senshi.
  • Character Death: Dies during surgery to treat an unnamed terminal illness.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower/Muscles Are Meaningless: True to the anime and manga, the petite, delicate-looking Minako can perform superhuman feats of athleticism, even while depowered. Twice in the series, Minako (in civilian form) manages to kick a youma, sending him crashing to a solid wall.
  • Death by Adaptation: She is suffering from a fatal illness in this incarnation and dies off-screen in a failed surgery near the end of the series. She gets better.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As the leader of the Sailor Senshi with a limited amount of time to fight the Dark Kingdom, she takes her mission to prevent the fall of the Moon Kingdom extremely seriously...which means she is confrontational, condescending, and distant towards the other Inner Senshi, whom she feels are too idealistic about their roles as the guardians of the world.
  • Hand Blast: Venus Beam and Rolling Heart Vibration.
  • Idol Singer: While the original Minako dreamed of becoming one, in PGSM she actually is one.
  • Image Song: True to her idol persona, Minako has no less than five songs alluding to her singing career and senshi alter-ego.
  • Ill Girl: She has some kind of fatal illness.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Venus Dagger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times Minako can act like a bitch, particularly towards Rei. Her intentions, however, are good.
  • The Leader: She has the most experience of all the Sailor Senshi and so leads them. Unfortunately, she is dying, so she tries to pass the mantle on to Rei, who refuses it.
  • Married to the Job: As usual, she cares of her job as a Sailor Senshi more than anything else, to the point it's implied that she caused her terminal illness by working herself just that hard.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Realizes she's gone too far with looking back towards their past lives when Makoto nearly kills herself trying to kill a youma due to her example of dedicating herself completely to her Sailor identity.
  • The Mentor: To Rei, albeit a poor one due to her condescending attitude.
  • Mythology Gag: In the anime, Minako is noted for speaking Surprisingly Good English. Ayaka Komatsu, Minako's actress, can speak and sing English very well.
  • Not So Stoic: While Minako may act more serious than usual due the circumstances, she's still a hypercompetitive prankster at heart, even roping Rei into wearing a full unicorn costume out of boredom.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue oni to Rei's red oni.
  • The Prankster: Despite her condescending nature, Minako's tricks usually catch Rei or Artemis off-guard.
  • The Stoic: As a senshi she is cold, calculating, and dismissive. She's really a Broken Bird just trying to hold herself together.
  • Stepford Smiler: Being an Idol Singer, she has to put on a light-hearted, happy-go-lucky facade for the public. She is much colder and more cynical once she's out of the public eye. This is partially due to her duty as a Senshi and partially due to her illness.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Rei's tomboy. It's usually the opposite.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rei, who serves as her second-in-command and Foil.
  • Whip It Good: Her Love-Me Chain.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Act 23 states that she had six months to live. Twenty-four episode weeks later..

    SPOILER CHARACTER 

Princess Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity

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Portrayed by: Miyuu Sawai
The Moon Princess, Princess Serenity. While most of the Senshi managed to integrate with their new civilian selves, Princess Serenity's will lingers outside Usagi's personality and manifests as her own transformation into Princess Sailor Moon. Cold and ruthless, Princess Serenity's only concern is with Endymion and his well-being.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: She has become cold and ruthless due to the events leading up to her death and is essentially a Superpowered Evil Side.
  • Broken Bird: Her final days broke her mind to the point of changing her formerly sweet personality completely.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Passed it a long time ago, resulting in the Princess we see.
  • Destructive Savior: She has no care for the destruction her power causes.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Entirely subverted. Her awakening was initially seen as a blessing until she was shown to have absolutely no care for anything except Endymion's love and would destroy the entire world with a snap of her fingers if he was taken from her.
  • Eviler Than Thou: She is ultimately triumphant against Beryl.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: The Oblivion to Beryl's Evil.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Destroys the world with the Silver Crystal, leaving nothing but sand.
  • If I Can't Have You...: I'll destroy the world!
  • It's All About Me: She cares not one bit about the rest of the inhabitants of the world or her fellow guardians' objections to her ending all life on Earth. All that matters is her own pain.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Ushers in a much darker arc as the Senshi have to deal with the truth that she destroyed the world and could easily do so again if not placated.
  • Last of His Kind: After she destroys the world, she wakes up alone in a field of sand.
  • Light Is Not Good: She wields the power of the Illusionary Silver Crystal, but this is not a good thing.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Her response to the death of Endymion is to destroy the world.
  • Lunacy: She is the Moon Princess after all.
  • Magic Music: Can teleport with the power of her harp.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon realizing she destroyed the earth again, Serenity breaks down into tears.
  • No-Sell: In her first appearance she effortlessly reflects both one of Queen Beryl's attacks and a combined attack from the Shitennou.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: She is capable of destroying the world at any time using the Silver Crystal.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Even by Senshi standards. Princess Sailor Moon's seifuku is adorned with pearls and extra ruffles.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Her response to Endymion's death is to kill everything.
  • Odango Hair: Since she is a version of Sailor Moon, this is a given.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: She initially rejects Usagi's belief that she and Mamoru will eventually end up together, thinking that fate will thwart them just as it thwarted her and Endymion. Unfortunately, she's not wrong.
  • Star Power: Her ultimate attack involves her cutting a star into a blast of energy, then firing it at her target.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: She has a tendency to show up after the five Senshi combined have trouble taking down a youma after numerous tries, and proceeds to one-shot it.
  • Tranquil Fury: Befitting someone with the name Serenity.
  • True Final Boss: She is the final obstacle at the end of the series barring the Extra Story.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When Endymion is threatened she comes out with terrifying results.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She faces hardships in both lives, with the world seemingly doing everything in its power to prevent her and Endymion getting together. However, she wants to destroy the world in response.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her vast power causes Metaria to grow stronger without requiring energy harvested from humans. Not that she cares much.
  • Yandere: Willing to destroy the world to be with Endymion.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Believes in fate *hard*.

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Villains

    The Youma 

The Shitennou

    General 
  • Adaptation Expansion/Adaptational Personality Change: The Shitennou remain alive much longer and work together as a cast, hence they are either developed significantly from their previous one-note personalities or flat out overhauled into new characters. Nephrite remains the most intact, with his Hot-Blooded Hair-Trigger Temper traits added due to the publishing of additional material from Naoko Takeuchi, while the others are changed in various ways.
  • Anti-Villain: As with the original, the Shitennou were originally servants of Prince Endymion who were brainwashed by Queen Beryl. This is taken further than in the anime and manga; like the Senshi, they begin recovering memories of their "past lives" partway through the story, which causes them to question their devotion to Beryl.
  • Bling of War: Wear very pimped out outfits and are the Dark Kingdom's generals.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: All four of them have had their past memories removed, making them believe they were always Beryl's servants. They start regaining these memories over time, allowing for them all to develop in different ways as a result.
  • Curse: All four are being cursed into servitude. The curse lets Beryl exhibit a level of control over them, as shown when she forces Nephrite to commit suicide.
  • Four Is Death: Even explicitly refer to the trope by calling them "The Shitennou."
  • Killed Off for Real: They all die and don't return when Princess Serenity restores the world.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Although considerably less "quirky" than they were in the anime.

    Jadeite 
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The first of the Shitennou to appear. The youngest member of the group and the least experienced, he nevertheless does what he can to antagonize the Sailor Senshi and take the Silver Crystal. He deeply cares for Beryl and values her over anything else.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Seems to have a thing for Beryl. Averted in the end, as Beryl cared enough for him to release her curse on him to give him a chance to escape.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: "I will always remain by your side."
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest and least experienced of the Shitennou.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Can't really be helped due to the actor's nationality.
  • Devoted to You: Is completely devoted to Beryl even after Zoisite awakens his memories of his past life- After a brief period of conflict, he decides to follow Beryl as his master before Endymion and often will go to her side just to try to provide her some form of comfort.
  • The Dragon: Despite his inexperience he is Beryl's Dragon, simply because he is the only one both loyal and competent enough to hold the job.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • Love Martyr: His loyalty to Beryl despite some of her more questionable moves loses him everything. His fellow Shitennou's respect, his master, and his life.
  • More Than Mind Control: Even after the memories of their past lives start returning, Jadeite remains totally loyal to Beryl. It sticks even after she removes the curse in the final episode.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Completely devoted to Beryl.
  • Redemption Rejection: Zoisite uses his piano magic to try to remind Jadeite of his past life and the affection he once had for Endymion. This does cause him some conflict, but he ultimately chooses to continue to serve Beryl out of love.
  • Taken for Granite: Turned into stone. However, this was just so that he could regain his strength and return properly at a later time.
  • The Power of Love: Used as a bad thing. Not only does love make Jadeite resist Zoisite's music, it also makes him try to kill Endymion at the worst possible moment- Foiling his and Kunzite's plans and dooming the world.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Beryl finally accepts his feelings before they both die.
  • Together in Death: Dies along with Beryl as their lair collapses.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Kunzite implies he enjoys Beryl's command over him.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is fiercely devoted toward Beryl.
  • You Are Worth Hell: The only Shitennou loyal to Beryl, even after she releases him from her command. He chooses to die with her as their lair collapses rather than escaping.

    Nephrite 
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The second of the Shitennou to appear. He is feisty and impulsive, and often fails in his tasks. He is the Butt-Monkey of the Shitennou as a result, a status he greatly resents.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's a redhead here as opposed to the brunette that he was in the manga and both anime adaptations.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Downplayed, as he is still a threat, but Nephrite in this incarnation is much more of a Butt-Monkey than in any other.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Motoki calls him "Nefukichi" as a normal man. Nephrite himself takes this as an Embarrassing Nickname.
  • Anime Hair: His hair as Nefurin is wild to say the least.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He not only prevents Kunzite from killing Mercury once she's freed from brainwashing, but he remembers Darkcury's kindness towards him and tries to be nice back when he recognizes her outside her sailor uniform. Of course, because he is a Butt-Monkey and Fish out of Water, hilarity ensues.
  • Boss's Unfavorite Employee: Beryl doesn't particularly favor any of the Shitennou, especially when all of them except Jadeite are revealed to have their own agendas, but it's pretty clear that she doesn't care for Nephrite at all going by her attitude. She takes it a step further by offing him in front of everyone purely to show Mamoru what will happen if he doesn't surrender.
  • Break the Haughty: When he's reduced to a normal human he gets quite the dose of Humble Pie.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After Princess Serenity's reawakening.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's never successful at anything and the other Shitennou mock him frequently.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Even Brought Down to Normal he can fling police officers around with little effort.
  • Corner of Woe: Sits down and sulks in a cave upon being banished for his failures by Beryl.
  • Disproportionate Reward: His reaction to Ami offering him homemade cookies is to try buying her a massive set of ornate carved horns as repayment. Motoki talks him out of it.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks": He struggles a lot with understanding how to react when someone's nice to him. When he finally says "thank you" to Motoki, it's a big deal.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Reacts poorly to being pitied by Mercury. However, when he's Brought Down to Normal he realizes he was being an ass and awkwardly tries to be kind to her in civilian form, much to her confusion.
  • Fatal Flaw: His anger and pride can always be preyed upon and result in his undoing.
  • Fiery Redhead: The most hotheaded of the Shitennou.
  • Fish out of Water: Once he is Brought Down to Normal he has no idea of how to integrate into society. Fortunately Motoki is a Nice Guy and takes pity on him, giving him a job.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • General Failure: Nothing he does succeeds.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Towards everyone and everything, regardless of whether someone is nice to him or not. This carries over to his human self too, though he begins to soften in the face of consistent kindness.
  • Hot-Blooded: Loud and boisterous to the point where he's on the edge of being a Large Ham.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Used ironically, as he is the most hotheaded and impulsive of the Shitennou.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: There are hints that his temper is caused by the lack of respect and friendship he is shown and he just wants Beryl to be nice to him for once. However, being the failure that he is, he doesn't get what he wants. Motoki thinks of him this way, saying that while he has an awful temper he thinks it stems out of being alone. As a human, it's clear he has no idea what to do when someone isn't being mean to him. He finally begins to soften when Motoki and Ami are both kind to him consistently.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's forced to run himself through with his sword.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Fought with a rotating saw in some episodes.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Nothing he does ever ends in success and everyone knows it.
  • I Work Alone: He hates working with others as he wants all the glory for his accomplishments. Unfortunately for him, he repeatedly fails in his goals and has no one to blame when he earns Beryl's ire as a result.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The heart is very deeply hidden, but it's there.
  • Lethal Klutz: As Nefurin he's a total disaster. Even when he's not trying to break something he ends up tripping into things or accidentally summoning windstorms that trash Crown Karaoke.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Unlike the older, more experienced Shitennou, he often rushes in without a plan.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After he regains his powers, he considers going back to the Dark Kingdom, but remembering Beryl killed him once and Motoki and Ami are his friends, he decides against it.
  • Playing with Fire: Wields fire in some episodes.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Forced to run himself through by Beryl.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Killed by Beryl specifically to intimidate Mamoru.
  • Sue Donym: After being Brought Down to Normal he takes on the name "Nefurin", which sounds similar to "Nephrite".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The Shitennou are often trying to upstage each other in this version, but while Jadeite and Kunzite can work together as an effective unit, no one wants to work with Nephrite. Kunzite in particular considers him an active detriment to the team.
  • The Rival: To Jadeite. Unfortunately for him, Jadeite is the more useful of the pair.
  • Tsundere: Type Harsh as a normal man. Namely, most people earn glares, shouting, and anger, but he can barely look at Ami without getting quietly flustered and calls her cookies disgusting... While still taking many out of the bag and devouring them.
  • Underling with an F in PR: Unlike Jadeite, he is unable to avoid the brunt of Beryl's displeasure when he repeatedly fails. This finally results in a You Have Failed Me moment.
  • Work Off the Debt: As Nefurin he damages a bunch of Crown Karaoke property and is forced to work off the damages since he has no job, income, or family.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain:
    • He spends about ten episodes banished from serving Beryl. When she finally welcomes him back, he's ecstatic and promises to do better. Turns out she only brought him back into service to stuff him in the fridge at the end of the episode.
    • He is finally shown adjusting to life as a normal person, shown contently sweeping up as the world ends. When the Reset Button is pushed, he does not return unlike most of the dead cast.
  • You Have Failed Me: The only Shitennou to receive this treatment.

    Zoisite 
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The third of the Shitennou to appear. An older, more experienced member, he initially is as loyal as any of the other generals and more competent than the other two, but when he takes a mortal injury he remembers his past life as one of Endymion's loyal servants and defects from the Dark Kingdom, instead trying to make Mamoru remember his past life and prevent him and Usagi from becoming lovers again.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: He's got white hair hear as opposed to the blond hair he had in the manga and both anime adaptations.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Once he regains his memories he gives up on evil in order to focus on reviving Mamoru as Endymion and preventing the end of the world.
  • Anti-Villain: He's only really a villain at all because he's opposing the protagonists because Serenity destroyed the world the last time she lost her lover.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: While he is not the target of Endymion's affection, he still tries repeatedly to break up Mamoru and Usagi because of Serenity's Yandere nature having once both gotten Endymion killed and destroyed the world.
  • Demoted to Extra: Has much less of a presence compared to the other Shitennou due to his lack of interest in going along with Queen Beryl's plans.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: After his memories of the past life return.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: A male version of the trope. He plays the piano.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Takes an attack meant for Sailor Moon after seeing that Endymion really loves her and would be heartbroken by her death.
  • Knife Nut: Wields a curved knife.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His initial appearance marks him as one of the more effective Shitennou, with the Senshi struggling to defeat him. However, after regaining his memories he largely becomes a Non-Action Guy due to conflicting with Beryl's goals.
  • Musical Assassin: At one point, he has a Youma sing a work of music he's written called "Requiem for a Princess," designed to harm any girls who hear it who consider themselves "princesses." Even after that, his music seems to have certain magical powers such as forcing the other Shitennou to recall their past-life memories. He also tries to use a music box to erase Usagi and Mamoru's memories of each other.
  • Mystical White Hair: For some reason, he got Kunzite's hair color from the manga.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: When the Shitennou refuse to work with him, he finally turns to Sailor Venus for help. The two temporarily make an alliance, but she loses heart seeing Mamoru and Usagi lose their memories of each other and breaks it.
  • Token Good Teammate: Zoisite is the only one of the Shitennou that tries to act for the good of the other Shitennou and his former Master Endymion as a result of regaining his memories. It puts him at odds with everyone else, much to his dismay.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Endymion.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He doesn't want Mamoru and Usagi to get together for fear of what she did in the past.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: While he's brainwashed.

    Kunzite 
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The final member of the Shitennou to awaken. He was so dangerous to Beryl in the past that she wiped his memory and intended to let him live as a normal human until she deemed the other Shitennou unable to handle the Sailor Senshi and awakened him again. He has little interest in following her plans, however, and seeks to steal Metaria's power for himself.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is black in this incarnation rather than its usual silver.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance:
    • Begins as a normal human with no memory of his evildoings who initially befriends Usagi and Mamoru. When he reawakens, he seems to view his human form with disdain.
    • Later, when he remembers his past life, unlike Zoisite, he has no interest in rejoining Endymion's side due to seeing his love for the Moon Princess as a betrayal given the circumstances.
  • Bash Brothers: He used to have this dynamic with Endymion before the world was destroyed.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Kunzite holds no loyalty to Beryl and acts on his own from the moment his memories are awakened.
  • The Comically Serious: Especially prominent whenever he encounters Sailor Luna, who often operates on Confusion Fu.
  • The Dreaded: Beryl was actually afraid of his ambition and initially wiped his memories completely, only to have to go back on her actions when Zoisite is temporarily dispatched.
  • Fighting from the Inside: He's the only one of the Shittenou who can manage to fight off Beryl's brainwashing through The Power of Hate, but only for a few seconds before he's restrained again.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Saves Mamoru from one of Jadeite's attacks and dies.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His manner of death.
  • No-Sell: Simply shrugs off Sailor Mercury's attacks before her upgrade and manages to brainwash her.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Had short hair in his human form; it becomes long when he reawakens as Kunzite.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Sets up a plan to slowly drain people of energy while they lived their normal lives, both to not arouse the Senshi's suspicion and because they could provide more energy if left alive.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Finally began to patch things up with Endymion and reconsider his I Work Alone stance when he's killed.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He often attempts to kill Endymion at the worst possible times, risking Queen Beryl killing him over his effort to get revenge.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Once he regains his memories, his goal becomes to both take revenge on Serenity for destroying the world and kill both Mamoru and Usagi to prevent it from happening again.
  • The Starscream: He was the one Shitennou Beryl/Metallia deemed dangerous enough to need a complete memory wipe. When he's finally awakened, Beryl almost instantly regrets it.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In his initial appearance.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Once he remembers Serenity destroyed the world he wants the world not to blow up from an emotional mess. His methods of trying to avoid that happening are questionable, but it's hard not to sympathize with him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tries to dispose of Sailor Mercury and Sailor Moon both when Mercury breaks free of his brainwashing.

    Beryl 
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The Queen of the Dark Kingdom. Originally a woman who fell in love with Endymion and had her heart broken when he fell in love with the Moon Princess. Beryl turned to Metaria for power and caused the Earth and Moon Kingdoms to go to war. In the current day she has been reincarnated and seeks the power of the Silver Crystal to resurrect Queen Metaria.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her dress bares a great deal of her breasts.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While not a hero by any means, Beryl is much more rational in this adaptation. She spares the Shitennou from You Have Failed Me moments for the most part, shows Pet the Dog moments to Jadeite, and eventually becomes an Anti-Villain standing up to the evil Princess Serenity.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her main motivation in the latter half of the series is her unrequited feelings for Endymion and jealousy toward Usagi.
  • Anti-Villain: Compared to Princess Serenity, anyway. She actually wants to protect the Earth - even if it's only so that she can rule it.
  • Beleaguered Boss: Begins to become one near the end of the series, when her subordinates are more disloyal than not.
  • Benevolent Boss: Downplayed - while not a good boss to the Shitennou, she's better than in the manga and anime, actually keeping them alive even when they fail her or get into conflict with her. Nephrite is the only one who pushed her temper far enough to kill him.
  • Big Bad: As typical of the first story arc of Sailor Moon.
  • Contralto of Danger: Has a deep, feminine voice and acts as the effective Big Bad.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Once she loses her power and sees there is no way to stop Princess Sailor Moon from destroying the world, she remains in her collapsing castle, saying she no longer wants to play at being a queen.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Wanted to control Queen Metaria (a being of pure mindless evil) to Take Over the World.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When she realizes that Metaria cannot be controlled and will destroy the world, she decides to try to go against it, ordering Jadeite to kill Endymion (who'd sealed Metaria in his own body). Unfortunately for her, this leaves her to be killed by Princess Serenity as she loses the vast majority of her powers.
  • Evil Is Petty: Created Mio Kuroki just to harass Usagi in civilian form.
  • Evil Redhead: Par for the course for Queen Beryl. However, this version gradually becomes more of an Anti-Villain.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: Eventually enters into this kind of dynamic against Princess Serenity as the Evil of the equation.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Her fate in the final episodes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sincerely believes the moon people do nothing but cause calamities and must be killed.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Her motivation is to win Endymion's love. When Jadeite professes his love to her after she removes all brainwashing from him, her chin trembles like she's about to cry and she accepts his affections.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: When Jadeite remains with her despite her lifting her curse on him, she smiles at him and allows him to take her hand before they die.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: While she does sometimes fight, she mostly relies on the Shitennou to do her work for her.
  • Pet the Dog: Had a few kinder moments towards Jadeite, such as temporarily returning him to stone so that he did not die of injuries he sustained, not dismissing him when he comes to give her comfort, and willingly freeing him from Mind Control to give him the chance to live rather than dying alongside her.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Wears a very blingy purple dress.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When it becomes clear that Queen Metaria cannot be controlled, she gives up on serving it.
  • The Starscream: She intends to betray Queen Metaria and gain control of her power.
  • Woman Scorned: Her major motivation in the second half of the series is to have Endymion to herself after being rejected by Endymion in favour of Serenity.
  • You Fool!: Calls both herself and Jadeite fools as the Dark Kingdom collapses around them.

    Mio Kuroki 
Portrayed by: Alisa Yuriko Durbrow
An Idol Singer rivaling Minako in popularity. A teenage clone of Queen Beryl created to infiltrate the Sailor Guardians's social circle and sabotage Usagi while pretending to be a friend.

    Queen Metaria 
An evil force that empowers Queen Beryl and whose power is tied to the awakening of the Silver Crystal.
  • Demonic Possession: Possesses Mamoru after he fails to commit suicide in order to take them both down.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Silver Crystal itself. Both seem to be two sides of the same coin, as Metaria grows stronger as the Silver Crystal does and both have the potential to end the world.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Its evil becomes far more than Beryl can control and it eventually sends out Elite Mook youma out to collect energy for itself, removing the need for Beryl entirely.
  • Expy: Metaria is more like Chaos in the anime than the original Metaria, being more of an energy force behind evil in the world than an individual, sentient being. Unlike Chaos, though, Metaria can be defeated.
  • Made of Evil: It's more of an energy source of pure evil than a character.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Is empowering Beryl and the Shitennou, and is the source of the youma they summon. Though less the case than in the original; Beryl and the Shitennou seem aware of Metaria's evil and destructive potential to the point that they actually seem to be working against it by the final episodes.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: It seeks to destroy everything.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Does very little until the end of the series. Perhaps Justified as it is a mindless evil force.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Mamoru takes it into his body and tries to get killed before it can possess him. He fails.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: Some kind of self-aware force of evil that empowers others.
  • Super Empowering: Granted Mercury her Superpowered Evil Side.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Does this to Beryl herself by simply sending out Youma on its own after a point.

Other Characters

    Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen/Prince Endymion 

    Luna and Artemis 

    Naru Osaka 
  • Secret Keeper: After Usagi reveals her identity to her.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Being the main character's friend makes her a target of all sorts of things.

    Motoki Furuhata 

    Hina Kusaka 
  • Arranged Marriage: Her engagement to Mamoru, although she has feelings on her end.
  • Disposable Fiancée: It's a bit of a Foregone Conclusion that Usagi and Mamoru are going to end up together in the end.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Realizes Mamoru doesn't feel the same way for her as he does for Usagi so she graciously steps out of their way.
  • Nice Girl: As is clear when Usagi tries to dislike her because she's her romantic rival and just...can't.
  • Romantic False Lead: She's an original character created purely to throw a wrench into Usagi and Mamoru's budding romance.

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