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Usagi "Chibi-Usa" Small Lady Serenity/Rini — Sailor Chibi Moon

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Voiced by: Kae Araki (first anime), Misato Fukuen (Crystal onwards) (Japanese), Tracey Hoyt (DiC), Stephanie Beard (Cloverway), Sandy Fox (Viz) (English), Cristina Hernández (Latin American Spanish, original/Crystal), Vanessa Garcel (Latin American Spanish, movies), Úrsula Bezerra (Brazilian Portuguese), Fernanda Figueiredo (European Portuguese), Amélie Morin (French, first anime, R movie), Sophie Gormezano (French, eps. 84-89), Corinne Martin (French, Stars, S and SuperS movies), Jennifer Fauveau (French, Crystal)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Ai Miyakawa, Mao Kawasaki, Tamaki Dia Shirai, Natsumi Takenaka, Ayano Gunji, Arisu Izawa, Kasumi Takabatake, Noël Miyazaki (Noeru Kariya), Aisha Yamamoto, Nanami Ōta, Mao Ōno, Mina Horita, Moe Ōsaki, Kokoro Kuge, Airi Kanda

"Guardian of Love and Justice, the pretty sailor suited soldier in training, Sailor Chibi Moon! In the name of the future moon, I'll punish you!"
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Usagi and Mamoru's bratty Kid from the Future who travels to the 20th century to steal Usagi's Silver Crystal in order to save the 30th century. She takes after her mother in most ways and generally behaves like an odd sort of Annoying Younger Sibling to her, but underneath the constant bickering and whining, it's apparent that the two really do care about each other. After departing for the future at the end of the second season, she returns for the third and fourth, this time a few years older and on a peaceful mission to train as a Sailor Guardian.


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    A-F 
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: In the 90s anime, expect her to become a Butt-Monkey as soon as she gets into a fight. The first time she tried using her Pink Sugar Heart Attack says it all. Although in the manga, there were a number of side comics that dealt with her fighting a number of bad guys alongside of Sailor Moon and occasionally Sailor Venus. These were usually very goofy villains, like a spirit who got power from cavity pains.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In Crystal, she's less bratty and more mature and polite as she's got a lot of Character Development and Took a Level in Kindness afterwards.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: She's no saint in the original anime nor the Viz dub, but the DiC dub had her Bratty Half-Pint tendencies cranked Up to Eleven. Not helping that Tracey Hoyt made her sound even more intolerable than usual.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the manga and Crystal, she had legitimate attacks. In the 90s anime, her one attack in S didn't work half the time, and the rest of the time it hurt the monster only as much as a hard spanking. By Super S she lost any attacks at all and her only power was transforming and having the ability to call Pegasus.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Chibi-Usa in the manga and Crystal is noticeably less bratty and more shy than her 90s anime version.
  • Adult Fear: Her entire background is full of this: her mother gets frozen into a deep sleep, her homeland is in danger, and is tracked down and threatened by several villains for the Silver Crystal.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: Falls in love with Helios who initially appears as Pegasus. Also, she briefly bonds with Reika over a fondness for horses.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has some… confused feelings about Mamoru. Even after she knows he's her father, she sees his past self differently than his future self.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Not as much as Usagi, though.
  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits, just like Usagi. She's even referred to as "Rabbit" (in English, no less) by the Black Moon Clan and the Ayakashi Sisters.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: She acts like this towards Usagi, despite how she's actually Usagi's Kid from the Future.
  • The Atoner: In Episode 74, despite Usagi's objections, she goes with her to save the inner soldiers to make up for her previous mistake in the previous episode.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their constant bickering and fights with one another it's made clear, multiple times, that Usagi and Chibi-Usa do indeed love one another with Usagi going full Mama Bear if anyone even thinks about hurting her. Their tearful goodbye at the end of R really makes it stand out especially this line in the Viz English dub.
    Chibi-Usa: I love you, Mommy.
  • Berserk Button: Don't take her food away from her, even if she herself often does this to Usagi.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At the Marine Cathedral, after Eudial snatches the talismans away from the Guardians and causes a wall of flames to trap them, Chibi-Usa and Mamoru arrive in the nick of time by way of crashing through a stained glass window. She then uses her Luna-P to extinguish the flames.
  • Big Eater: Not to Usagi's degree, but she does have a rather large appetite. The fact that she has a knack of jokingly taking away Usagi's food from her certainly cements it.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: At her worst. More in the anime, but the manga version wasn't above everything.
  • Broken Pedestal: As a child, she had always heard stories about Sailor Moon always managing to save the world. But finding Usagi as a clumsy crybaby rips her faith in Sailor Moon apart and makes her think that Usagi is unworthy of the title and the crystal.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the original anime, when she transforms, she's on the receiving end, being a pathetic comic relief whose powers are no good to fight with.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!", "Moon Crisis, Make Up!", "Pink Moon Crystal Power, Make Up! (manga)"
  • Cain and Abel and Seth: She's the Seth who joins Usagi and Shingo's Cain and Abel. Before, Usagi and Shingo had a petty but close and caring relationship. When Chibi-Usa comes along, she practically takes over the family. She becomes so bratty and troublesome to Usagi that Shingo would never stoop to her level, but she also steals Shingo's relationship with Usagi, while he is pushed out of the spotlight like an overlooked middle child.
  • Character Development: In the 90s anime, she was more mature in S than she had been in R. By SuperS, however, she was Wise Beyond Her Years to the point of being more mature than the other Soldiers, her friends, and even adult characters-of-the-day. Though it's more directed to Flanderization on SuperS.
  • Cheerful Child: At her best. She's usually more of a Mouthy Kid.
  • Comedic Spanking: She's constantly on the receiving end of this by Usagi for her brattiness.
  • Cousin Oliver: She came from the future and brainwashed Usagi's family into thinking she was her little sister/cousin (depending on the translation). Even if the intervention of Luna — Usagi's magic talking cat — prevents Usagi from falling under the influence of Chibiusa's magic, making her for some time the only one aware of Chibiusa's nature (even if Usagi learns only much later the whole story and that Chibiusa is really her daughter from the future).
  • Crash-Into Hello: This is how Chibi-Usa is introduced. She literally falls from the sky when Usagi and Mamoru are on a date, lands on Usagi, and ends up accidentally kissing Mamoru. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Creepy Child: Occasionally, particularly in her first appearance.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Like her future mother, she is able to scream loud enough to stun a monster. It is said that, when Chibiusa and Usagi transformed, their screams are amplified by the red hairclips they have on their odango and turned into supersonic waves, which is how they manage to cause so much damage. However, it does require a cry loud enough to activate this "weapon", apparently.
  • Cute Witch: She's time-traveled from the future for unspecified training, and her powers are mostly trickery rather than anything useful for fighting.
  • The Cutie: Despite regularly being a Bratty Half-Pint, she has her moments of being this, particularly involving her friendship with Hotaru.
  • Daddy's Girl: She is a perfect example, monopolizing her future father Mamoru/Darian's time and fighting over him with her future mother Usagi/Serena. Her unfortunate transformation into Black Lady even twists her innocent need for approval and love for Mamoru into a vision of her kissing him (90s anime) and her actually taking him hostage and kissing him (manga). Even in the future, ChibiUsa appears to have a more normal relationship with her father Endymion; while she loves her mother Neo-Queen Serenity dearly, she also idolizes her to the point of an inferiority-complex.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Wiseman corrupts her into one as Black Lady, a dark version of herself.
  • Demoted to Extra: By the end of SuperS, she was reduced to a cursory nod and eventually disappears altogether in Sailor Stars. This was no doubt a result of fan backlash against the character.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Her relationship with Usagi. On some occasions (particularly in R), she can get rather vicious when antagonizing Usagi. In other episodes, she does mess with Usagi but makes it clear she does love her.
    • Normally, she has more emotional maturity and common sense than Usagi, but some episodes will have her be just as immature and clueless as Usagi is.
    • Her relationship with the other Guardians also counts. Either she is somewhat more respectful towards them with Usagi or just as much as a grievance towards them. The latter is mostly in R, though.
  • Didn't Think This Through: In R, she stole Usagi's brooch under the reasoning that a ditz like Usagi didn't deserve to be Sailor Moon and decided to take the Silver Crystal inside back to the future. Only thing she ends up doing is getting the Guardian Sailors captured and Usagi giving her a What the Hell, Hero? for her actions.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Like Usagi, she despises carrots.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Her Broken Pedestal about finding out what kind of person Sailor Moon is in present time. She overlooked one thing: Usagi is still a teenager with some growing up to do and Neo Queen Serenity has centuries worth of maturity.
  • Electra Complex: She's attracted to a literal younger version of her father. She later grows out of it after she meets Helios.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Turning her Luna-P into a gun, pointing it at Usagi in order to get her to hand over the Silver Crystal and is willing to pull the trigger, but only fires a dart.
  • Expy: Pink-haired princess of a magical kingdom, who magically makes her adopted parents (or in this case, her maternal grandparents and uncle) think she's their daughter (or niece/cousin)? Sounds a lot like Magical Princess Minky Momo... (As a bonus, Momo's magical rod looks a lot like the one Moon has in Super-S.)
  • False Memories: Courtesy of Wiseman, she is given these into thinking that both her parents' Tough Love on her were them giving her the cold shoulder. This turns her into Black Lady temporarily, though after she gains the real memories back, she becomes Chibiusa again.
  • Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: She is (sort of) in love with her father, Mamoru, or more specifically his past self, who she seems to regard as a different person, up to the point where she brainwashes him as Black Lady, an aged-up evil version of herself, and remains with the Black Moon simply because this way she will have Mamoru to herself forever. She's mentally only 8 years old at the time and seems to get over these feelings later, especially when she meets Helios and develops a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Hotaru, suggesting this is the childish variant rather than an actual incestuous crush.
  • Fear of Thunder: Like mother, like daughter. Though in her case it's played more seriously since, in the anime, she panics so much during a storm that she tries to come back to the future and starts crying when it doesn't work, causing quite the physical phenomenons around her and releasing a huge Pillar of Light that reveals her whereabouts to the Black Moon.
  • Flight of Romance: She goes flying in the dream world with Helios.
  • Free-Range Children: Played with. She's Really 700 Years Old but is still physically a child. Either way, she still often wanders town unsupervised.
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    G-N 
  • Generation Xerox: In The '90s anime, Mamoru openly points out that she and Usagi are very similar personality wise.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Pink and pointy.
  • Heart Beat-Down: The Pink Sugar Heart Attack sends tiny Heart Symbols to pelt opponents, though its effectiveness varies. The manga also had her team up with Sailor Moon to use Rainbow Double Moon Heart Ache.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: She wears her hair in exaggerated odangos just like Usagi.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: When she isn't bickering with Usagi, she makes it clear she does love her and is sincerely thankful whenever Usagi helps her out. Not that she'll admit it to others.
  • Hollywood Genetics: The pink-haired and red-eyed daughter of a blue-eyed blonde and a black-haired and dark blue-eyed man. Though in the manga, Grandma Ikuko has pink hair in some art.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She criticizes Usagi for being "ungrateful" for rejecting her mother's hot cakes, when she herself does not appreciate that Usagi had constantly put her own life on the line to save her from danger.
    • In one episode, she gets viciously angry at Usagi after the latter unknowingly stole the pie she baked for a classmate. In other episodes, she would knowingly steal Usagi's food just for the sake of it.
    • For all her talk about Usagi being an incompetent guardian, she proves to be quite incompetent at being a guardian herself once she starts her training.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: She doesn't appear until the fourth volume of the manga and the second season of the anime, but quickly becomes a very prominent character and eventually the deuteragonist in Super S (though she's Demoted to Extra after that).
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Sailor Moon tries to make Black Lady return to being Chibiusa multiple times thorough Act 24, only to be rebuked each time.
  • Immortal Immaturity: In the manga, where she's hundreds of years older than she appears but still has the maturity of a little girl.
  • Implied Love Interest: Has had two of them.
    • Helios/Pegasus is all but confirmed to be the winner of Chibiusa’s hand in the future timeline, as Sailor Moon media and dialogue from the arc in which he appears suggest that he’s her prince, however, the audience never gets to see their relationship come to fruition in the form of an official couple due to how the series ends. Sailor Moon Drops, which is currently the latest update in Sailor Moon media, depicts Helios alongside Chibiusa in her Small Lady form, holding her hand as they nuzzle against each other romantically, seemingly to push this trope further. They even have an official figure, though it’s only Helios in his Pegasus form.
    • Perle, the Canon Foreigner from the Sailor Moon Super S movie, was also this to Chibiusa, though unlike Helios, he never shows up anywhere else and isn’t pushed as a love interest for her outside of it.
  • Incest Subtext: She has a Freudian relationship with her future mother Usagi (who she looks down on) and her future father Mamoru (who she idolizes), and later, she's implied to have a crush on her future uncle Shingo. Possibly justified by the fact that she tends to think of them as different people from her future family, even while she knows that's not true.
  • Interspecies Romance: She falls in love with a unicorn. Or better said, a guy who appears to her first as a winged unicorn, and even in human form has a sort-of horn in his head.
  • In the Name of the Moon: "For love and justice, I am a sailor-suited pretty soldier in training: Sailor Chibi-Moon! In the name of the future moon, I will punish you!"
  • It's All My Fault: She will often willingly admit it's her fault when things go wrong because of her. Pretty impressive given her occasional Never My Fault tendencies.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In the anime mostly. While Chibiusa was genuinely extremely bratty and rude towards Usagi, it's somewhat understandable that she would resent Usagi's immature and irresponsible behavior; especially since Chibiusa idolizes the infinitely more wise and graceful Usagi of the future to the point of hurting her own self-esteem.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can definitely be a pain in the rear, and even went as far as drugging Usagi in the R season so that she could have easy access to the Silver Crystal. On the other hand, it can't be denied her friendship with Hotaru and willingness to protect her (including nearly taking an attack that would've definitely killed her) is nothing short of caring. And as much as she may like to tease Usagi, she grows to genuinely appreciate her help and accept her as her future mom.
  • Joke Character: As a fighter, especially in the anime. She starts to get a lot more powerful later in the manga, even able to collect her own team of Soldiers and help Sailor Moon fight Galaxia. Granted she can't help in the final battle, owing to her dad's past self dying and erasing her from existence, but she still saves Sailor Moon's life.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: She is very popular among the young viewers in Japan. Toei's attempts to focus on her story arc in SuperS, however, backfired miserably and as such, her role was substantially reduced for the final episodes of the season. She had much better luck in Crystal, though.
  • Kid from the Future: Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion's daughter. Her real name is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity Tsukino. She liked the nickname Chibi-Usa so much, she added that to it as well.
  • Kid Sidekick: To Usagi. At least she's physically and mentally a child (she's really over 900).
  • Kiss of Life: After Helios had used up all his energy to protect Usagi and Mamoru and presumably has died, in a last attempt to revive him, Chibiusa kisses him, begging him to do so. And he does.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After her ungrateful attempt of spitefully taking away Usagi's broach causes the Sailor Guardians to get captured by Rubeus, she gets harshly scolded by Usagi for it and eventually decides to become The Atoner in order to fix the damage she caused.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Not many people may remember that Chibi-Usa/Rini being the daughter of Sailor Moon was once a late second-season revelation. Once she became Sailor Chibi-Moon, it was everywhere.
  • Legacy Character: Chibi-Usa is in training to become the next Sailor Moon, although she only ever appears in-series as a Bratty Half-Pint Sidekick with a cute addition to the name. The final arc of the manga implies that, in the future, she does indeed become the new Sailor Moon, since she brings her own quartet of Sailor Guardians to help Moon in the final battle against Sailor Galaxia.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light feminine to Hotaru's dark feminine. This could be considered a subversion, however, considering what Chibi-Usa is...
  • Little Miss Badass: In the manga and Crystal, where she's legitimately more powerful.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Towards Usagi.
  • Look Behind You:
    • She and Usagi try this on a Snow Dancer chasing them during the second Sailor Moon movie. The Snow Dancer falls for it completely, and looks genuinely puzzled when she turns around and they aren't there anymore.
    • Played adorably in the last episode of SuperS, where Chibi-Usa wants her private discussion with Helios while the rest of the girls watch them. She screams "LOOK! A UFO!" and every one of them turns while she gives him a huge hug and says her goodbye.
  • Lunacy: She gets her powers from the moon just like her mother.
  • MacGuffin Turned Human: In the anime, turns out the Silver Crystal she was trying to find? Inside her the entire time.
  • Maybe Ever After: With Helios across all of Sailor Moon media. It’s always heavily implied that the two will become a Official Couple in the future timeline, though due to how the series ends, the audience never gets to see it happen.
  • Mega Twintails: Much wider than most pigtails in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: Shares the name of Tsukino Usagi, so she also represents the Moon Rabbit. Her nickname "Chibi-Usa" means "little rabbit", too. Her English name "Rini" is a diminutive of "Serenity", after her mother Neo-Queen Serenity (who in turn is named after her mother from her past incarnation).
  • Modest Royalty: Her princess dress in the manga is pretty modest, if you ignore the colour and frills.
  • Moon Rabbit: Same Punny Name as her mother. Her hair is designed to look like rabbit ears and she is even referred to as "Rabbit" at various points in the series.
  • Moral Myopia: She has the knack of taking away Usagi's food for her own amusement, but she goes ballistic when Usagi unknowingly takes the pie she was baking for a classmate.
  • More Than Mind Control: When she's turned into Black Lady, especially in the manga.
  • Mouthy Kid: Towards Usagi in The '90s anime.
  • Mysterious Waif: She first appears in this type of role. Convincing her that she can trust the Sailor Guardians is a major plot element.
  • Never My Fault: Part of her Character Development in R is her problem with admitting and accepting responsibility for her actions, particularly that she caused the Silver Crystal of Crystal Tokyo to be lost to start with. She feels like it's her fault, but refuses to openly acknowledge and accept these feelings, which is part of how Wiseman is able to brainwash her. During the final battle, she is able to make the crystal appear and save the day after finally breaking down and admitting "It's all my fault!"
  • New Transfer Student: The first chapter of Chibiusa's Picture Diary starts with Chibiusa having her first day of classes at Juuban primary school, after time traveling from 30th century to 20th century.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In R, she probably shouldn't have stolen Usagi's brooch. However, her action ends up forcing Rubeus' hand, which causes the other Sailor Soldiers to be abducted by him.
  • Nom de Mom: Three times over. Possibly subverted in that she might be just using Tsukino as her last name since she is pretending to be Usagi's cousin.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: In the manga, much of her own personal angst derives from the fact that she has not been able to physically age past childhood. Fortunately for her, after spending a lot of time with Usagi and Co. in the past and after tons of training, she appears to be 12-13 years old around the final arc of the manga. The anime seems to have cut this plot point out entirely and just presents her as a regular little girl.
  • Not So Different: She and Usagi are more alike than they're willing to admit. At one point in Crystal, the other characters lampshade how similar they are.

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  • Odango Hair: Hers are shaped like rabbit ears, in keeping with her rabbit motif.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this when she leaves her time key behind.
  • Overly Long Name: Her real name and full title is Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity (we don't know what possessed Usagi into giving her such a name). She liked the nickname Chibi-Usa so much, she added that to it as well. When she arrives in the present, she introduces herself as "Usagi" despite everyone in the future calling her "Small Lady" and she's registered at school as "Usagi Tsukino" much like her mother, though it's unknown if Tsukino actually part of her name, if her dad's family name is her legal in the future or if she even has one at all. (If it is part of her name, it would be Princess Usagi "Chibi-Usa" Small Lady Serenity Tsukino).
    • It's established that when she eventually grows up, she drops the small part of her titles becoming "Princess Usagi Lady Serenity".
  • Parental Incest: While she has an Oedipus Complex for her father, as Black Lady, she specifically targets her own father for brainwashing to monopolize his attentions, kissing him on-panel in the manga.
  • Parent-Child Team: With Usagi whenever they fight side by side.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Sailor Chibi Moon's fuku always has pink, not to mention that her hair is pink.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: In the manga, after Pluto's death, Chibi-Usa is able to de-brainwash herself and transform from a powerless little kid into a 12-year-old Sailor Chibi-Moon.
  • Poor Communication Kills: When she feels that Usagi isn't responsible enough to have her transformation brooch, instead of discussing the issue with Usagi herself, she decides to steal her brooch without the latter's knowledge, causing Usagi's friends to get captured by Rubeus since she cannot transform into Sailor Moon without it. Usagi unsurprisingly is extremely pissed at her for this.
  • The Prankster: On Usagi.
  • Prayer Pose: Clasps her hands and kneels right before she summons Pegasus.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Her Guardian outfit. Her princess outfit is also pink, but not in the 90's anime, where it's a mini-version of Princess Serenity's dress.
  • Puppy Love: With Helios/Pegasus, who has the looks of a 12-year-old.
  • Really 700 Years Old: In the manga, Chibi-Usa is much older than her anime counterpart. Justified that her birth took place eight years after the beginning of the Sailor Moon storyline.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Though she still thinks of Usagi as a ditzy crybaby and likes to get under her skin, she does come to appreciate her more as time goes on.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Hotaru's Blue Oni. She is often bratty and rather hot-headed, in contrast to her sweet and reserved best friend Hotaru.
  • Replacement Flat Character: To Shingo. After he got some Character Development and Hidden Depths over the course of the first season, she became the new Annoying Younger Sibling to Usagi and was even more childishly bratty than Shingo had ever been.
  • Ret-Gone:
    • Happens to her in Stars after Galaxia kills her father so she can never be born. In the manga, it takes a while because the future becomes unstable, while in the anime, it happens almost immediately (though she vanishes from photos, the other Soldiers remember her). Fortunately, since Mamoru is revived, she can once again exist.
    • It also happened (again temporarily) in the Nehellenia arc of Stars due to Mamoru being placed in an almost permanent state of dreaming by Nehellenia because Usagi couldn't get together with a man in a coma.
    • She worries about this happening inSuperS, when a girl crushes on her father and Chibiusa fears she might want to take her away from her mother. Fortunately, the other girl knows that she can't break up Mamoru and Usagi's love.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Inverted. She's the Rude Sidekick (a rude Bratty Half-Pint who has a knack of belittling Usagi) to Usagi's Nice Hero (a compassionate All-Loving Hero). She does get better after episode 73, though she still has the habit of messing with Usagi every once in a while.
  • Say My Name: At the end of season 4: "Helios!" "Chibi-usa!" "That's the first time... you said my name."
  • Ship Tease: Though she gets some moments with Hotaru and Perle, in the Dream arc, she finds her own prince in the form of Pegasus/Helios.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: After the backlash against Chibi-Usa that she had in SuperS, her role was reduced substantially towards the end of the season and completely disappears by the beginning of Sailor Stars. Unlike the manga version, she doesn't even show up with her team, the Sailor Quartet, to help in the final battle.
  • Shrinking Violet: Has some shades of this in the manga.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Though she's actually Usagi's Kid from the Future, she and Usagi act like vitriolic siblings; they poke and bother each other, but are very mutually protective when push comes to shove.
  • Smart Jerk and Nice Moron: Smart Jerk to Usagi's Nice Moron. Chibiusa a wise but rude and condescending Bratty Half-Pint who regularly messes with her, while Usagi is the textbook example of Dumb Is Good.
  • Solar and Lunar: With her prince Helios, since she gets her powers from the moon and he's named for the sun god (and may actually be the stand-in for Sailor Sun).
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Became this during Super S, where the show is more about her than Usagi.
  • Super-Cute Superpowers: Her "Pink Sugar Heart Attack" is every bit as feminine as it sounds.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Black Lady.
  • Surprise Incest: When she appears, she has an Accidental Kiss with Mamoru and competes with Usagi for his affections. Mamoru and Usagi are surprised to learn that she's their Kid from the Future.
  • Tagalong Kid: Of the Bratty Half-Pint variety.
  • Token Mini-Moe: As the youngest and smallest of the main cast, she is intended to to be cute to readers/viewers.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She eventually gets better in S and Super S where she did act mature at some points. On top of that, she even nicer in Crystal where she gets along with Usagi better. This is a huge Character Development for Chibiusa.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pudding and pancakes.
  • Trauma Swing: In one episode, in a battle-damaged playground, she sits on a swing going over traumatic memories of when the Black Moon Clan attacked Crystal Tokyo.
  • Tsundere: A distinctly non-romantic variant, but she's definitely a hard tsun type in R. To give an example, when she's trying to convince Usagi to go rescue Mamoru during the R movie, she whips out a handgun and shoots her in the face. note  Whereas in Super S, she's at her most dere.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Only in the Canadian dub of the 90s anime, when she's flanderized into acting more bratty than she actually is. (While kinda bratty in the original anime, she was nowhere that bad save for very counted times.) Then again, in her defense, she does eventually grow out of this... especially after the following trope takes place. In R, she had a habit of blithely running off and getting Sailor Moon and the Soldiers into major trouble when they try to get her out of whatever situation she'd gotten herself into. And she still didn't deem Usagi worthy of possessing the Silver Moon Crystal Brooch and steals it from her, leading to the What the Hell, Hero? moment below.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Serious Child to Usagi's Wacky Parent, though Chibiusa is technically Usagi's future daughter.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: In both the manga and anime, her chief motivation in her initial arc is to live up to her mother's standards.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gets a huge one from Usagi in R, when the inner soldiers are captured by Rubeus after she foolishly steals Usagi's brooch containing the Silver Crystal and attempts to return to the future, preventing Usagi — the most powerful member of the team — from being able to transform and come to her aid when Rubeus comes after her. When this happens, the usually forgiving Usagi is so angry that she has to be stopped by Mamoru from beating Chibi-Usa:
    Usagi: CHIBI-USA!!! Stupid! You ruined everything! This is all your fault!
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Wiseman convinces her that everyone saw her as an annoying little brat and wanted her gone. She uses the powers he gives her to turn into Black Lady and treats her former friends this way.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in this case.
  • Young and in Charge: After returning to the future at the end of the Dream arc in the manga, she joins up and leads the Sailor Quartet, her own team consisting of Sailors Vesta, Pallas, Juno and Ceres. Offical artwork also groups Hotaru in with them but it's unknown if she's actually fought with them.

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