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Dark Kingdom
The main antagonists of the first season/story arc of Sailor Moon. Long ago, in the time of the Silver Millennium, a demonic force known as Metalia arose from the sun seeking to destroy all life. Finding herself an avatar in the form of a woman named Beryl, Metalia corrupted the woman by praying on her feelings of jealousy towards Princess Serenity of the Moon Kingdom for her relationship with Prince Endymion of Earth. Beryl's forces soon attacked the Moon Kingdom, reducing it to ruins, and causing the deaths of almost all its residents, including Endymion and Serenity. Using the last of her power, Queen Serenity sealed Metalia away into the earth.

However, in the modern era, the seal eventually weakened enough that Metalia's influence could seep through and Beryl returned to finish what she started. The Dark Kingdom seeks to find the Legendary Silver Crystal in order to permanently release Metalia from her slumber and Take Over the World.


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  • Adaptational Villainy: In comparison to pretty much every other villainous group in the 90's anime, who tended to receive Adaptational Heroism and had at least a few members who redeemed themselves, the Dark Kingdom had a lot or their redemptive traits from the manga either downplayed or removed altogether.
  • Dark Is Evil: The name is "Dark Kingdom" and they are evil, so yeah.
  • Dub Name Change: In the DIC English dub the Dark Kingdom is collectively referred to as the Negaverse.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Dark Kingdom as a whole seems to be deliberately made to draw parallels with the Silver Millennium of the past. Firstly both kingdoms are lead by a powerful queen (Queen Serenity vs Metalia) who have fellow monarchs that are in love with Prince Endymion (Princess Serenity vs Beryl) and whom are guarded by four capable generals that lead their armies (the Senshi vs the Shitennou).
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of Queen Nehellenia in the manga. Nehellenia put a curse on the Silver Millennium when Princess Serenity was a baby, promising that the kingdom would be destroyed and Serenity would die before she was old enough to be queen. This retroactively meant that Queen Metalia and the Dark Kingdom were the unassuming tools that fulfilled Nehellenia's curse. It's also likely this means that Nehellenia is responsible for Metalia's creation. Supporting this is the fact that both Nehellenia and Metalia are incarnations of Chaos.

The Queens

    Queen Metalia
Voiced by: Noriko Uehara (original series), Youko Matsuoka (Crystal) (JP), Maria Vacratsis (DiC), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Viz) (EN)

An incorporeal demonic force born from the sun that plots to use the Silver Crystal to Take Over the World.

  • Bad Boss: In the Canadian dub, she had a tendency to either stroke Beryl's ego by calling her "my queen" or flat out call her incompetent. Two notable examples have her telling Beryl "You've finally succeeded at something," and in the last episode we have Beryl groveling for more power:
    Negaforce: Don't whine at me, Beryl! You're nearly as incompetent as your minions. I should abandon you, but I'm giving you this last chance!
  • Big Bad: Up front in the manga and Crystal, though first appearing several episodes later than Beryl. In the 90's anime, Beryl is presented more as the Big Bad even though it's still established she works for Metalia.
  • Dark Is Evil: Incredibly ironic considering she came from the sun.
  • Deader Than Dead: She doesn't just get killed in the anime; she gets obligeterated onscreen, along with Beryl.
  • Demonic Possession: Uses this on Queen Beryl for the final battle in the anime. (Though in the DiC dub it's implied Beryl is dominant and "the Negaforce" is powering her from within)
  • Demoted to Extra: Gets featured a lot less in the 90s anime in favor of Beryl, and the original DiC dub cuts her involvement down even more.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: She basically just appeared one day due to some corrupted radiation from the sun in the manga; in the anime, it's never explained where she came from. However, in the manga, when it's revealed that Queen Nehellenia cursed Silver Millennium to be destroyed, it makes it likely Metalia was created because of this. Like every other major villain she's also implied to be an extension of Chaos.
  • Dub Name Change: In the Canadian dub, she's referred to as "The Negaforce" and lacks a gender.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She's a life-hating spirit born from solar radiation, as stated outright in the manga and implied in the anime.
  • Energy Absorption: Her most dangerous ability in the manga - until the weak spot in it was found, all of the Guardians' attacks just made her stronger.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: And how. The whole "queen" title barely even fits since she's likely planned to kill her own minions eventually.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She's the one motivating Beryl's actions.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While it takes a while for her to do anything, when she finally appears in the manga, the plot gets more serious, with the Wham Episode following her appearance about Usagi's identity, Mamoru getting brainwashed, and when she finally does act on her own, its a Near-Villain Victory.
  • Nightmare Face: What she looks like in the manga. Briefly seen in the anime.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: You'll find that this trope is quite the norm for Sailor Moon Big Bads.
  • Star Killing: In the 90's anime when Metalia fully woke up... It began to eat the Sun.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Queen Serenity used the Silver Crystal to seal away Metalia and the Dark Kingdom by putting her into suspended animation in Earth's North Pole. The seal was imperfect, however, due to Queen Serenity being afflicted with grief over her daughter's death at the time, thus paving the way for Metalia's eventual reawakening.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Metalia? Metallia? Metaria?
  • Straw Nihilist: Her exchange with Usagi in the final battle shows her as this.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Her and Beryl merging in the anime was done because it was the only available option left for both of them, as Metalia herself could never truly be freed without the Silver Crystal, and Beryl needed some sort of sustaining power or she'd die.

    Queen Beryl
Click to see her in the original musicals 
Click to see her in the new musicals 
Voiced by: Keiko Han (original series), Misa Watanabe (Crystal) (JP), Naz Edwards, Jill Frappier (flashback in a later episode) (DiC), Cindy Robinson (Viz) (EN), Belinda Martinez (LatAm), Alessandra Araújo (PT-BR), Fernanda Figueiredo (PT) Irene Lindh (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Aya Sugimoto
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuri Nishina, Miyazawa Akiko, Midori Hatsukaze

Once an ordinary Earth woman, her obsession with winning Prince Endymion's love dragged her into Metalia's clutches; now she plans to use Metalia to have him at any cost.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Especially in the live action, where she was portrayed by a very... talented... pinup actress.
  • Adaptational Heroism: PGSM makes her more of a justified Anti-Villain than she was in the manga or the 90s anime.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In Crystal, she cares a lot more about her generals than in either the manga or the original anime, and even goes out of her way to save Zoisite's life in Act 6.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Although most villains were softened in the transition from the manga to the anime, Queen Beryl was instead changed from a tragic victim of manipulation by Metalia to a completely unsympathetic villainess who loyally served Metalia.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Her plan for the kidnapped Endymion.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the anime, when fused with Metalia.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking:
    • Averted in the anime, surprisingly. While certainly a powerful sorceress, one rose from Endymion fatally wounds her. Metalia's power helps her bulk up afterwards, though.
    • Played straight in the manga, with her nearly beating the Sailor Guardians on her own before she's killed by Minako.
  • Bad Boss: In the '90s anime, she has a bad habit of killing good subordinates.
  • Big Bad: She is the first main antagonist of the first season and of the Sailor Moon series in general.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In the 90s anime. It helps that's she's given an incredibly stereotypical "evil villainess" voice.
  • Contralto of Danger: The Viz dub gives her a pretty deep voice, to underscore that she's not to be messed with.
  • Disc-One Final Boss:
    • In the manga, where she was killed off rather easily by Sailor Venus before the true final confrontation with Metalia.
    • In Sailor Moon Crystal, she dies before any of her minions, and the battle isn't all that difficult either (due to some epic Genre Blindness on her part).
  • The Dragon: She is Metalia's subordinate.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: In the 90s anime and live action versions because Metalia is Demoted to Extra.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: In the manga, Crystal and PGSM, it's revealed that she intends to use the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal to take over the world herself and control Metalia. She never gets the chance to do so.
  • Evil Redhead: Her hair is red and her heart is black.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Viz dub gives her a rather low pitched voice, especially in comparison to the Sailor Guardians.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Manga backstory. She used to be an ordinary witch that gave no one any trouble. Then she fell for Endymion, but realized he loved the Moon Princess. So Beryl awakened Metaria in the hopes of using her.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death:
    • In the manga she's killed by Sailor Venus cutting her open with a sword. Both in her past life and in the present.
    • The 90s anime isn't better. She gets disintegrated onscreen by the power of the Silver Crystal.
  • Femme Fatalons: Just look at them.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and a very nasty temper.
  • General Failure: In the '90s anime. While she's a credible tactician in the two episodes that she's directly facing the Sailor Senshi, she's also a terrible manager and somewhat bullheaded strategist, often sabotaging her own minions' best schemes by butting in when they've got things under control or killing them for failures that weren't their fault or that they managed to salvage partial victories from. It's worse once she has Mamoru brainwashed; her feelings for him lead her to force Kunzite to cooperate with him despite him being worse than useless.
  • Genre Blind: While only sending one monster at a time is standard behavior for this kind of show, Beryl still does it despite the fact that every time you see her, there's a huge army of youma standing right in front of her.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Most of her subjects are both fiercely loyal to her but God help them should they get on her bad side. Just ask Jadeite and Zoisite.
  • Green-Eyed Monster and Love Makes You Evil: In the manga, she once was a normal witch from Earth, but her love for Endymion boosted her jealousy towards Serenity and made her easy prey for Metalia. While this is also true in the 90s anime, the first part of her backstory wasn't used.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: In the manga she dies by Sailor Venus slashing her from groin to sternum... Both in the Silver Millennium and the modern day.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • It's rather interesting that later re-tellings of the DK arc seem to do this to her to some extent, so much so that one might suspect it stems from a desire to do so to begin with. It's very present in some fanfiction, but to have both Sailor Moon: Another Story and PGSM do this to some degree (SMAS averts it, though it shows a past in which Beryl was actually sane and more lovesick than evil; PGSM really cranks it up at the end) might be telling of where they might go with further re-tellings, if they go all out with it (the series is known for Heel Face Turns of it's lesser villains).
    • It's now a canon occurrence in several of the Sera Myu musicals in which she appears as a secondary villain to Galaxia.
  • I Warned You: When she saw Tuxedo Kamen's face during his fight against Zoicite, she immediately orders for his capture alive. Beryl specifically warns Zoicite will pay dearly if he acts against her orders. Instead, he does attempt to kill Tuxedo Kamen, twice, but fails. When Zoicite and Kunzite return defeated, Beryl follows through with her promise and outright kills Zoicite for willfully ignoring her orders about taking Tuxedo Kamen alive. She then tells Kunzite to let that be a warning to him as well.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In the manga, where she was explicitly stated to be a "normal" woman before being corrupted by Metalia and briefly wonders how she managed to fall so far, before deciding that it's too late to turn back.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Possibly, in the RPG Sailor Moon: Another Story, which combines elements of the Anime and the Manga. After the Senshi travel into the past and the era of the Silver Millennium, they run into a young Beryl who is shown to be a kind woman, while also obsessing over the Prince.
  • One-Winged Angel: Her most powerful form in the anime, after Metalia merges with her.
  • Spikes of Villainy: She has a pair of spikes on her shoulders for some reason. They're likely some sort of decorative Jewelry given she didn't have them as a normal woman.
  • The Starscream: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal she hoped to keep the Silver Crystal for herself, and in PGSM, she planned to use it to control Metalia.
  • Theme Naming: After the mineral beryl.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's significantly less evil in PGSM than she is in the manga and anime.
    • Seems to care more for her generals in Crystal than she did in the anime or manga, even going as far as to carry a wounded Zoisite away from the battle in act 5.
  • Vain Sorceress: Not nearly to the extent of Queen Nehellenia though.
  • Villain Ball: Holds it a little too hard when it comes to punishing a minion for all his failures, since she does it as quickly as possible before he can tell her the true identity of her enemies and make it easier to deal with them.
  • Villainous Crush: In pretty much all incarnations she is shown to have an unrequited love for Endymion which is how Metalia was able to corrupt her in the first place.
  • Wicked Witch: She's a very powerful sorceress and absolutely evil.
  • Yandere: Towards Endymion.
  • You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, she kills her subordinates once they've angered her enough. One of the most classic examples of this trope. Averted in PGSM, where she even lampshades how impractical it is to kill a loyal minion.

The Four Heavenly Kings (Shitennou)

From left to right: Kunzite, Zoisite, Nephrite, and Jadeite.
Click to see them in the musicals 
Click to see them in the 90s anime 

Queen Beryl's four generals who are tasked with gathering energy from humans for Queen Metalia's awakening.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga and 90s anime, they wear dark grey uniforms, but in Sailor Moon Crystal, their uniforms are changed to light grey with color coded trim.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal they were Endymion's brainwashed bodyguards who genuinely cared for each other even while evil. The 90s anime turned them into villainous rivals who were more than happy to backstab each other when they got the chance.
  • All There in the Manual:
    • Their past lives as possible lovers to the Sailor Guardians were never mentioned in the anime. In the manga, we only get to see Kunzite making some teasing remarks about Princess Serenity to Sailor Venus, who blushes when she hears him. The Sailor V manga confirms there was a relationship between the two, much to the disappointment of would-be-Big Bad Adonis. And Jadeite in the manga lusts after Rei when he sees her in the present.
    • The manga also had a particularly infamous picture of the four Guardians and the Shitennou coupled off, which Naoko Takeuchi said was something she had considered, but never got around to fully fleshing out. Venus is confirmed to have at least fallen in love with Kunzite via a villain in her own manga (the chapter of which was published years after the original picture), and was completely confirmed to be in a relationship with him in the "Another Story" video game (the canon of which, obviously, is in question), and the Sera Myu musicals....let's just say the whole idea of the eight being romantically entangled is pretty much canon in everything but the original anime and PGSM.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the manga, Crystal, and the live-action adaptation. In the 90s anime they aren't even human, technically.
  • Death by Adaptation: A strange case. They die in the manga and anime, but as mentioned above, their spirits remain present after death in the manga and Crystal. Not so in the 90s anime, where they lack any connection to Mamoru, and thus wouldn't have reason to communicate after death even if they could.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Crystal, Metalia quickly disposes of them once they break free of their brainwashing.
  • Dying as Yourself: In Crystal again, the Inner Guardian's Sailor Planet Attack restores to the Shitennou their memories of their true selves. They're still reeling from it when Metallia drops a bridge on them.
  • Flat Character: With exception of Kunzite, none of them have much, if any, personality in the manga.
  • Four Is Death: Although the four of them never appear together out of flashback in the first anime. Averted in Sailor Moon Crystal, where the four Shitennou do appear all at the same time in Chapter 4 in front of the Sailor Guardians near the ending of the chapter.
  • Elite Four: A group of four reffered to by the relevant Japanese term "Shittenou".
  • Spirit Advisor: In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, their spirits appear before Mamoru, whose generals and bodyguards they were in their Silver Millennium incarnations, to cheer him up and offer advice.
  • Sue Donym: Jadeite used the name "Jay Daito" in more than one episode while in disguise. In the sound dramas, Zoisite calls himself "Zoi Saito," and Kunzite is "Kunz Aito."

Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (original series), Daisuke Kishio (Crystal) (JP), Tony Daniels (DiC), Todd Haberkorn (Viz) (EN), René García (LatAm), Leonardo Camilo (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Olav F. Andersen (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Jun Masuo
Portrayed in the musicals by: Susumu Nihashi, Yuuka Asami, Root

The Starter Villain of just about every version of the series, who concocts various plots to steal human energy in the Tokyo area.

  • Affably Evil: In the Swedish dub, which is a far cry from how he's usually characterized.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Averted; Jadeite is the only Shitennou who looks (largely) the same in the manga/anime and in PGSM.
  • And I Must Scream: In the 90s anime, Jadeite is eventually sealed inside a crystal and chucked off somewhere after one too many failures.
  • Bishōnen: More so in the manga and Crystal.
  • Crosscast Role: In one musical he was once played by Yuuka Asami, who played (and was the longest running) Sailor Neptune in prior musicals. The next musical also had him played by a different actress. He was played by a man in his first appearance however.
  • The Dreaded: In the old anime, he's the only one of the Shitennou to actually scare Sailor Moon, Mars and Mercury, especially after he sees them transforming in Episode 13. Being an experienced soldier while the three of them were only just starting out will do that.
    Jadeite: At last, you're here, Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, and Sailor Mars! And you've shown me your true identities!
    (Luna gasps)
    Sailor Moon: Oh great! We've been outed!
  • Fate Worse than Death: He was frozen alive in a crystal for his many failures in the anime. Though it is likely he was later destroyed for real along with the Dark Kingdom, Beryl, and Metalia.
  • The Generic Guy: In the manga and anime, he's more of a generic bad guy than the other Shitennou, although the anime at least gives him a mastery of disguise and illusions. Subverted in PGSM, where his Undying Loyalty to Queen Beryl is fleshed out into a more distinct personality.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He devolves into an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain during the second half of his run in the anime, but he's still the one Shitennou who overpowered Sailor Moon, gave three Sailor Soldiers a desperate run for their money, and saw their true faces (with personal knowledge of Rei's identity to boot). Had Beryl not gone for You Have Failed Me before he could explain his final plan, he would have won the war for the Dark Kingdom by just kidnapping Rei in her sleep, either torturing or brainwashing Rei to get the names of Usagi and Ami from her, and then killing the three.
  • An Ice Person: He use an ice-based attack to freeze Sailor Moon and Mercury in Sailor Moon Crystal. Ironic considering how he ended up in the first anime...
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Due to his own arrogance, he keeps returning to the same basic plan structure rather than adapting, which leads to failure after failure that eventually gets him into hot water with Queen Beryl. As cruel as he is, it's hard not to feel a little pity for him by the end.
  • Jerkass: He's not a pleasant person at all, reaching its peak when he makes a rather sexist remark to the Sailor Soldiers in his final episode, after seemingly beating Tuxedo Mask.
  • Large Ham:
    • His DiC dub voice.
      "Queen Beryl will be MOST PLEASED! Muahahahahahaha!"
    • The new dub from Viz Media has Todd Haberkorn, who has been known to play hammy characters in dubs, so...
      "You can't escape! Now die!"
  • Manipulative Bastard: He knows how to play to a crowd and attract humans toward his traps.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He is a sexist in the 90' anime version, which is ironic since he works for Queen Beryl.
    Jadeite: "Your last hope, Tuxedo Mask, is now dead. Go on and cry! Do you need a man to do everything for you?! Women are such shallow, useless creatures!" (Evil Laugh)
    Sailor Moon: "Down with discrimination!"
    Moon, Mercury and Mars: "All right! Let's show this jerk what girls are made of!"
  • Ship Tease: With Rei in the manga and in Crystal.
  • Smug Snake: He starts out seriously threatening in the first half of his arc, but spirals into this trope with each passing scheme (and failure) in the second half.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He's technically still alive in the 90s anime, but he's frozen in a crystal by Queen Beryl, never able to wake up.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first one the Sailor Guardians encounter.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Told that once to Moon, Mars, and Mercury in the 90s anime. Unfortunately for Jadeite, they were not amused and resulted in TRIPLE Plane Fu being used on him.
  • Theme Naming: After the mineral jadeite.
  • Undying Loyalty: His sole humanizing trait is his devotion to his queen; he even returns to her after his final defeat knowing damn well what the possible consequence will be.
  • Villainous Crush: In the manga, after capturing Rei, Jadeite comments that he's strangely attracted to her. This scene was left out of the corresponding episode of the '90s anime but included in Crystal.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Unlike his youma, he actually manages to overpower Usagi in his fight with her and it takes her, Ami, and Rei to beat him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: One of his schemes involves manipulating people with cute pets, and the majority of the victims are young kids (Usagi's brother included). A scheme involving an amusement park also targets a lot of kids.
  • You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, he gets frozen alive inside a crystal by Beryl after several failed attempts to kill the Sailor Soldiers.

Voiced by: Katsuji Mori (original series), Kosuke Toriumi (Crystal) (JP), Kevin Lund (DiC), Liam O'Brien (Viz) (EN), Mario Castañeda (LatAm), Flávio Dias (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Staffan Hallerstam (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Portrayed in the musicals by: Toshikazu Seike, Karen Yoda, Koro

Jadeite's somewhat bolder and more flamboyant successor who uses the movement of constellations to find his energy targets.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon makes Nephrite a full redhead instead of a brunet.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The little personality he had in the manga was that of a brash, reckless person, with Takeuchi's notes indicating that he's the type to charge in and quickly get himself killed. Although his '90s anime incarnation is still brash and capable of recklessness (as shown in his interactions with Zoisite and his willingness to mouth off to Beryl), he's nevertheless much more cool-headed, manipulative, and capable of long-term scheming, such that Zoisite and Kunzite both acknowledge him as a formidable opponent. His personality in PGSM and Crystal is more in line with his manga counterpart.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Unique to The '90s anime, Nephrite falls in love with Usagi's friend Naru and dies trying to protect her from his fellow generals.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: The dynamic with Nephrite and Naru. Naru knows he isn't a good person and is aware that he has tried to use her, particularly since he tells her as much. Yet she admits to a worried Usagi that she can't help loving him. Then Nephrite turns out to not be a monster after all... only to die in her arms.
  • Astrologer: He consults the stars to locate his targets, acquiring vast amounts of energy from humans nearing their peak.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: In the English dub of the anime from the '90s, Nephrite goes by the name "Maxfield Stanton". It was probably picked as the closest thing to his alias in the original Japanese, Masato Sanjouin... but it fits his cover as an eclectic, charismatic billionaire by dint of being a really cool name. So much so that one Archie Comics story featured an expy of him, Maxfield Standin.
  • Becoming the Mask: In the '90s anime, Nephrite attempts to manipulate Naru into helping him discover Sailor Moon's identity by claiming that her love has awakened his humanity and that he wishes to defect from the Dark Kingdom. It works flawlessly - until Zoisite starts targeting Naru and Nephrite finds himself rushing to her rescue. Even he is surprised.
  • The Berserker: In the manga, where he gets himself killed very easily!
  • Catchphrase: "The stars know all."
  • Cool Car: In the anime, Masato Sanjouin drives a sweet Ferrari.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • In episode 19, it is implied that, because none of the letters he sent out had any postage marks and were all handwritten, Nephrite had to find out the names and addresses of every schoolgirl in the city, wrote each letter, and then hand delivered them to their homes in person. This stands out particular because unlike his fellow generals, Nephrite isn't shown to employ any youma subordinates to help him with ground work.
    • Also, the department store mentioned in the love letters? The MS Department Store. It is blatantly implied he owned and built that store and named it after his alter ego Masato Sanjouin (or Maxfield Stanton, if you're watching the DiC dub).
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Naru's.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as "Neflyte" in the DiC dub
  • Evil Genius: In the anime, with mysticism rather than technology. Used astrology to pick out people who would provide peak energy and cooked up a gem that would detect large energy sources/the Silver Crystal.
  • Evil Redhead: In PGSM.
  • Evil Sounds Deep:
    • He had a gruff and sexy voice in the DiC dub courtesy of Kevin Lund.
    • Liam O'Brien carries on the tradition in the Viz dub.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In the 90's anime, even in the DiC dub which tried to make it more kid-friendly, he is impaled by one of Zoisite's monsters in a gory fashion, and there is more blood after he protects Naru from another monster's fireballs (though his blood is green rather than red).
  • Fiery Redhead: In PGSM, his hair is short and red instead of long and brown.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, it doesn't take much for him to lose his temper.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Just as he is about to reject the Dark Kingdom for Naru, Zoisite comes in and has him murdered.
  • Heel Realization: He gets two thanks to Naru; the first is when she protects him from a deadly Moon Tiara and argues with the Senshi that her love should be enough to vouch for him. The second is when Zoicite kidnaps her and demands the dark crystal in exchange; though Nephrite says he doesn't care about Naru, he goes to her rescue, outright committing treason against the Dark Kingdom. As he's dying, Nephrite apologizes for lying to her, because he's never going to have parfaits.
  • Hot-Blooded: Most notably in the manga and PGSM.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In the '90s anime, he is a skilled manipulator, ends up collecting a powerful batch of energy for Metalia, almost destroys Sailor Moon a number of times, learns Sailor Moon's true identity, and creates a special homing crystal that the Dark Kingdom gets major mileage out of in their search of the Silver Crystal. He would have gone far had he not defied Queen Beryl and invoked the wrath of Zoisite.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he dies in the 90s anime.
  • Large Ham: In both the original and the dub versions. That creepy mansion he was operating out of in that dark, gloomy forest? He didn't just make the mansion, he made the forest and the mountain it stood on out of thin air. His debut as Masato Sanjouin has him speeding through the streets in a red sports car, and when he shows up at Rui's tennis match, just jumps over the fence without breaking stride and introduces himself as "Masato Sanjouin, just an eccentric coach." And then there's the possibility that the outrageous tendencies his victims start to develop, as well as some of the flashier youma he uses, may be extensions of Nephrite's will and personality, it kind of says a lot about how grandiose he really is. Maybe even more so than Zoisite.
  • Love Redeems: Anime only, where spending time around Naru initially manipulating her results in him gradually starting to care about her for real.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Possibly the best out of all the Shitennou in this regard in the '90s anime, as he knows exactly how to manipulate humans with their own emotions and desires.
  • Not So Above It All: He can't help but burst into laughter when Naru innocently asks if the "evil society" he works gives him vacation days. Naru joins in, admitting she deserved that.
  • The Rival: He is Zoisite's competitor in the anime.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the anime, where he dies saving Naru.
  • Ship Tease: Ami and Nephrite in the live-action. In Sailor Moon Crystal possibly like Jadeite with Rei, he recognizes the look in Makoto's eyes when she fights as Sailor Jupiter.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The only Shitennou to survive in PGSM, if only reincarnated. That is, until Princess Sailor Moon destroys the world...
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In the DiC dub, their official site and the synopsis on the back of their VHS's spell his name "Neflite", but other sources have spelled his name "Nephlite" (which most fans of this dub agree on nowadays) or "Neflyte".
  • The Starscream: Implied in the anime that he'd be willing to betray Beryl if he found the Silver Crystal.
  • Theme Naming: After the mineral nephrite.

Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (original series), Masaya Matsukaze (Crystal) (JP), Kirsten Bishop (DiC), Lucien Dodge (Viz) (EN), Magda Giner (LatAm), Noeli Santisteban (PT-BR), Rogério Jacques (PT) Sanna Ekman (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Yoshito Endo
Portrayed in the musicals by: Toshitaka Akita, Masakazu Idono, Akira Tomemori, Kaname Aoki, Ryo Saika

The most cunning and manipulative of the Shitennou, though he's also rather vain and petty. In the 90s anime, he was in a relationship with Kunzite.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's light blond in the manga and Crystal, but more of a strawberry blond in the '90s anime and full White Hair, Black Heart in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: He is radically different in PGSM than in any other adaptations, being much calmer, kinder, and more mature. His death occurs not from trying to assassinate Mamoru, but rather Taking the Bullet for Sailor Moon on realizing how much she means to Endymion.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the manga, he was visibly upset by Nephrite's death and tried to avenge Jadeite by attacking Rei in a side story. Compare to the anime where he doesn't give half a damn about anyone but himself and Kunzite and in fact was the one who ordered his henchmen to murder Nephrite.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In The '90s anime, Zoisite is gay and in a relationship with Kunzite. The manga never addresses his sexuality, but a developmental piece of concept art by Naoko Takeuchi has him embracing Sailor Mercury. The ''La Reconquista" musical also depicts a romantic connection between the two.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Sure, he was a sadistic little Troll who had Nephrite killed out of jealousy and stabbed Tuxedo Mask, but it's hard not to feel sorry for him as he's dying in Kunzite's arms.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In a short term way. He was successful in getting rid of Nephrite and in his first outing as Beryl's top bad guy, he successfully retrieved the red Rainbow Crystal in spite of his encounters with Makoto. He was officially the first bad guy in the 90s anime to actually succeed at their assigned task. Zoicite didn't expect for the Moon Princess to appear and slam him into a wall.
  • Big Eater: In the rare CD sound dramas, Kunzite tells him to eat a hundred meat pies as penance for goofing up a practice run with their scheme. He doesn't seem to mind terribly.
  • Bishōnen: So much so, it was very easy to change his gender. See Dude Looks Like a Lady below.
  • Camp Gay: In the original Japanese version and the Viz dub.
  • Campy Combat: Zoisite is a long haired, girly-looking man romantically involved with his male comrade Kunzite, and he has the power to form flower petals that he can transform into needles.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Always appears surrounded by LOTS of petals. On the second part of the episode where Usagi is revealed to be The Moon Princess, Zoisite even wanted cherry blossom petals to carry his spirit off when he died.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He'll use disguises, stab you from behind, double-cross you, lie blatantly and serially, grab his objective and immediately teleport out, cripple his enemies, distract his foes with throwaway minions, attack from afar, target civilians, engage his opponents peicemeal, and will teleport out immediately if things aren't going his way. Of all the Dark Kingdom's servants, he is easily the most clever.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Do not attract Kunzite's attention!
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Kunzite's arms after being killed by Beryl in the 90s anime.
  • Dirty Coward: He never fights fair.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Very much so. The Canadian dub had Zoisite as a woman because (a) they wanted a token evil female member of Queen Beryl's army, (b) he looks pretty enough to pass for a woman, (c) to cover up the fact that he's in a homosexual relationship with Kunzite/Malachite, and (d) to get rid of the Villainous Crossdresser aspect of Zoisite dressing up as Sailor Moon in the episode in which Sailor Venus is introduced.
  • Evil Is Petty: He basically had Nephrite killed out of jealousy, and later stabbed Tuxedo Mask for mildly scarring his face.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Big time in the 90s anime, right down to the actual green eyes.
  • Humiliation Conga: Episode 31 of the '90s anime is a spectacular comedic episode where Zoisite fails terribly. First, he mistakes the target possessing the last Rainbow Crystal. When he's chasing the real target, he has to find him in a stinking sewer and even steps into the sewer's dirty water. Then he's chased by a giant horde of rats which ultimately catch up on him and figuratively swallow him alive. When he finally steals the Rainbow Crystal from his target and transforms him into a Youma, Zoisite seems to finally have found his luck of the day, as he has to only deal with Sailor Mars, only for Tuxedo Mask to show up who steals the Rainbow Crystal immediately, right after Zoisite just obtained it seconds ago.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In the '90s anime, where his devious nature and total lack of scruples and fairplay helps him win several of the Rainbow Crystals and ultimately come close to claiming them all for the Dark Kingdom.
  • Irony: When he kills Nephrite in the 90s anime, he tells him "you should be happy to die with the one you love". Guess what happens to him 11 episodes later.
  • Jerkass: Has one humanizing trait in the anime and that's his/her love for Kunzite, and even that can get out of hand.
  • Large Ham: In the original anime. Also in the CD dramas, especially during his scenes with Kunzite.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the 90s anime, Zoisite was the one who got Nephrite killed, culminating in Nephrite dying in the arms of his loved ones. Later on in the series, Zoisite himself is mortally wounded by Queen Beryl, ending with his death in Kunzite's arms.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: To the point where he had his gender changed in certain dubbed versions. (See Bishounen and Dude Looks Like a Lady above).
  • Love Makes You Evil: While he wasn't a huge saint already, some of his worst actions either were to please his lover/mentor Kunzite or because he was jealous of someone else who had taken Kunzite's attention away from him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Hated Nephrite, and eventually succeeded in getting him killed off.
  • Master Actor: Managed to pose as a fake Sailor Moon and was close enough to the real thing to confuse the real one as well as the other Senshi. Don't ask where he got the costume; he refuses to reveal that part. Minako was the only one who didn't fall for it.
  • Minion Shipping: With Kunzite, in the anime.
  • Musical Assassin: In the live-action series, he channeled his power through the songs played on his piano.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Nephrite had Sailor Moon dead-to-rights in their last encounter, curbstomping her while revealing he knew her secret identity. He also had a black crystal that would lead them to the Silver Crystal, as well as having an idea about where it was. Guess who sets the Dark Kingdom back by kidnapping Naru, thus motivating Nephrite to defect and rescue her? While Zoicite got the dark crystal, he didn't get his hands on Sailor Moon or any of the intel. He also ordered Neprhite's assassination without even considering an interrogation.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh:
    • In the Canadian English dub, courtesy of Kirsten Bishop.
    • Even manages this in the original Japanese version when disguised as Sailor Moon.
  • Petal Power: Often surrounded by pale pink petals, mostly when teleporting.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: To his credit, he also knows better than to go in for the kill without an attack plan, or when to back away to save his own life. There's a reason he lasted longer than any of the other three: he fully embraces his Dirty Coward nature since it means he always lives to fight another day.
  • One of the Boys: In the dub, when he became the female Zoycite. She's a woman there but dresses the way the guys do and has flat chest, is taken just as seriously as the other guys by the heroes and is ironically a lot masculine than her male counterpart.
  • The Rival: First to Nephrite within the Dark Kingdom, and later to Tuxedo Mask during the hunt for the Rainbow Crystals.
  • Removing the Rival: When Nephrite in the '90s anime starts aiming to one-up Zoisite by taking over the job of finding the Silver Crystal, Zoisite is pissed. Even if Nephrite hadn't turned his coat for Naru, it's likely Zoisite would still have had him killed.
  • Say My Name: "Kunzaito-sama!", especially in the CD dramas.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Is the Trope Namer, thanks to DiC's notorious North American version. Becomes Hilarious in Hindsight, since his first appearance antagonizing the Guardians in the manga and Crystal has him disguised as a woman. This was averted in Viz Media's uncut and uncensored version, where he is voiced by a man.
  • Sissy Villain: Doesn't stop him from being considerably more effective than either of the previous reoccurring villains, arguably contributes to it, since his lack of power forces him to rely on his wits and on blatant cheating, which gets the job done often.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Kunzite pretty much turns his knees to jelly.
  • Smug Snake: Despite his effectiveness as a villain he has plenty of this. He's more bark than bite until the final episodes of his arc.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Also in the DIC dub. "She" is the only girl of the Shitennou and the only female subordinate of Queen Beryl who isn't a Monster of the Week.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: In the Viz dub, he says "hell" and "damn" quite a bit despite his dainty and cultured mannerisms.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Is said to be 16-17 per Takeuchi's notes. If this indeed carries over to the anime, it certainly explains why he's such a spitfire.
  • Theme Naming: After the mineral zoisite.
  • Token Good Teammate: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Zoisite is the only one of the Shitennou that remembers his past life and tries to act for the good of the other Shitennou and his former Master Endymion as a result of having his memories. This leads to him being the first Senshi having a Redemption Equals Death moment.
  • Tomboy: His female counterpart Zoycite is written this way. She's loud, aggressive, hotheaded and ironically a lot more masculine than her original characterization.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kunzite in the original anime, to Endymion PGSM.
  • Verbal Tic: Zoisite would shout "Zoi!" whenever he attacks.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: He disguised himself as Sailor Moon to lure out Tuxedo Mask and the Sailor Senshi.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In the live action only. He's blond elsewhere.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Screamed at the top of his lungs and ran for his life when he was surrounded by rats in a sewer. Oddly, he seemed to get over it after being covered by them.
  • The Worf Effect: In every version so far, Sailor Venus's debut includes kicking his ass to show how awesome she is, be it crippling his hands with a crescent beam just as he's about to kill Tuxedo Kamen (anime) or hacking him into tiny pieces with a Precision-Guided Boomerang (manga). He survives the encounter in Crystal, but is still summarily defeated.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms about attacking a little girl he believes is the final Rainbow Crystal carrier. When he realizes her cat is the one, he's more concerned about the fact that he was wrong than the fact that he attacked an innocent child.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: A very subtle version during the later parts of Nephrite's arc. Zoisite is always the one who approaches Nephrite to give him a hard time, and when Nephrite reacts predictably he becomes offended and runs to Kunzite for reassurance.
  • Yaoi Guys: With Kunzite, in the 90s anime.
  • You Have Failed Me: In the 90s anime, he gets killed by Beryl for ignoring Beryl's orders to bring back Tuxedo Mask alive.

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (original series), Eiji Takemoto (Crystal) (JP), Denis Akiyama, John Stocker(flashback in E82) (DiC), Patrick Seitz (Viz) (EN), Guillermo Saucedo (LatAm), Wellington Lima (PT-BR), António Semedo (PT) Olav F. Andersen (Sweden)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Akira Kubodera
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuuta Mochizuki, Ryuuji Kasahara, Hidetaka Asano, Miki Kawasaki, Mayu Iseki

The leader of the Shitennou, and naturally Beryl's most powerful underling. He plans to root out the Moon Princess and steal the Silver Crystal.

  • Adaptational Badass: He was badass in the manga already, but the 90s TV series takes it a step further, showing him defeating the Guardians in a Curb-Stomp Battle and it's only the interference of outside elements such as Prince Endymion that prevents their execution.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In The '90s anime, Kunzite is gay and in a relationship with Zoisite. Codename: Sailor V briefly depicts a past-life relationship with Sailor Venus.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Kunzite's hair goes from the original white to black.
  • Affably Evil: Averted. His Swedish voice actor also voiced Jadeite and that performance was Affably Evil, but as Kunzite he did a better job.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In the first anime.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: In PGSM, Kunzite became shy, likable amnesiac Shin as punishment for being The Starscream.
  • Badass Decay: In-universe, slightly in the 90s anime - by the time he steps up to the plate himself, he's become more somber, sullen and indecisive, whereas earlier he had been intimidatingly confident. Justified in that he's mourning the loss of his lover, Zoisite. Being saddled with the brainwashed Mamoru, whose tendency to object to underhanded tactics causes him to constantly undermine Kunzite's plans, doesn't help either.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a long, white one.
  • Bishōnen: A classic example, complete with silky white hair.
  • Character Focus: He's the only Shitennou in the original manga to have any sort of development and prolonged exposure.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Kunzite is not remotely averse to dirty tricks (he is Zoisite's mentor, after all), and he's better at them than any of the other Shitennou. In the '90s anime, this leads to inevitable friction when he's forced to work with the brainwashed Endymion, a Noble Demon who objects to his stratagems and routinely screws them up for him.
  • Crosscast Role: The musicals again.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes these out in all his fights with the Guardians, and is on the receiving end when Sailor Moon has the Silver Crystal.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond:. In '90s anime. In the manga and Crystal he's fair-skinned, and in the live-action his hair is black.
  • Defiant to the End: In the anime, Kunzite refused to say "Refresh!" after Sailor Moon performed Moon Healing Escalation on him.
  • Dub Name Change: In the 90s dub, his name was changed to "Malachite". This one is justified, as there was apparently legal issues with using "Kunzite". At least malachite is also a mineral so the change doesn't stick out.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In the original Japanese, and later in the Viz Media dub, courtesy of Patrick Seitz.
    • Averted in the original Canadian dub, where he had the highest-pitched voice out of the male villains in the first season.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Codename: Sailor V manga, as Danburite and his Dark Agency are doing his bidding. He could also be said to be this in the anime's Rainbow Crystal arc, as he is the master of the arc's chief antagonist, Zoisite.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, Kunzite gets killed by his own giant boomerang after Sailor Moon reflected it back at him.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In the '90s anime, his plans to discover Sailor Moon's identity and entrap the guardians are consistently effective and mostly fail only due to the interference of the brainwashed Mamoru, who Beryl insists that Kunzite work with. Additionally, he's strong enough to hold his own against all five guardians, in contrast to Beryl who is laid low by a single rose thrown by Mamoru.
  • Lap Pillow: Kunzite's first appearance in the '90s anime has him allowing a tearful and humiliated Zoicite rest his head on his lap, after Beryl chooses Nephrite over him for a mission.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Danburite in Codename: Sailor V.
  • Minion Shipping: With Zoisite, in the anime.
  • Race Lift: Goes from pale in the original manga artwork to Ambiguously Brown in the 90s anime.
  • Redemption Rejection: The Senshi try to reason with him, despite everything. He refuses, blaming them for Zoicite's death.
  • Ship Tease: During their first confrontation in Crystal, Sailor Venus implores Kunzite to stop his attack, referencing his "true self." Her words seem to make him hesitate briefly, until Beryl orders him to get on with it.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Seems to have this with Zoisite; he's mostly very serious and aloof but has several moments where his affection for Zoisite is quite clear.
  • Theme Naming: After the mineral gemstone kunzite. The DiC English dub retains the theme by naming him after another mineral gemstone, malachite.
  • Together in Death: Invokes this during his death in the original anime, when he calls out for Zoisite to lead him to where his soul rests.
  • Villainous Valour: In the anime. When fighting against Sailor Moon and the Silver Crystal, he is given a chance to be redeemed. He rejects it emphatically and attacks as strongly as he can, despite being blatantly outclassed. He then ends up being literally the only non-Big Bad villain to be killed by a member of the Sailor Guardians.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Malachite’s voice in the dub seems to be a mishmash of several dialects, most notably Japanese and American.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In every adaptation but the live-action.
  • Yaoi Guys: With Zoisite, in the original 90s anime.


    Dark Agency 

A sub-division of the Dark Kingdom and the main antagonists in Codename: Sailor V.

  • Evil Diva: The Dark Agency is full of them.
  • Generation Xerox: Dark Guys, Twin Dark, and Dark Shizukahime are all clones of Fluorite, the head of the Dark Agency's talent division.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Fluorite is presented as the Big Bad in the first chapter, but is later revealed to actually serve Danburite, who in turn is serving Kunzite (who himself serves Queen Beryl, who serves Queen Metaria, who in turn is a incarnation of series big bad, Chaos. Whew!)
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The Big Bad of Codename: Sailor V is a mere underling of the first manga arc's Quirky Miniboss Squad (specifically under Kunzite), though he does get to control a whole subgroup within the Dark Kingdom - the Dark Agency.


A mysterious individual heading the Dark Agency. He was formerly a soldier from Venus who fell in love with Sailor Venus from afar. In the present day, he is being forced to serve Queen Beryl, but repeatedly saves Sailor V from Fluorite's minions as the mysterious Phantom Ace.

  • Always Someone Better: In his past he was a mere soldier, in his current time even with a power upgrade he's forced to work under Kunzite.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: He was in love with Sailor Venus in his past life, but she had no idea who he was. In the current day, she has fallen for him, except he is Brainwashed and must fight her.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Does not want to be fighting Sailor V. However, You Can't Fight Fate.
  • Big Bad: Danburite is the main antagonist of Codename: Sailor V.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is being brainwashed into service.
  • Curse: He "predicts" Sailor V will never find love due to putting her duty first, though he frames it as a good thing seeing as Sailor Venus eventually puts so much weight upon her identity as the leader of the Senshi.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The final boss of Codename: Sailor V, but his defeat serves to introduce V to her identity as Sailor Venus and the other Senshi, as well as the rest of the Dark Kingdom.
  • Fanboy: In his past life he was a fanboy of Sailor Venus.
  • Fighting from the Inside: His saving Sailor V and his attempts at helping her regain her memory are implied to be a result of this.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a mere soldier in Sailor Venus's army in the past, brainwashed into his current form of Danburite.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: He spends much of his reincarnation helping Sailor V and saving her life because he is Trapped in Villainy due to brainwashing. Unlike Nephrite in the anime, he's unable to fight off his brainwashing to earn true redemption, and he dies fighting Minako.
  • Meaningful Name: His past self was named Adonis. In other words, Venus's lover.
  • Mysterious Protector: Phantom Ace, who was created well after Tuxedo Mask seemingly to fill that role for Sailor V. It turns out that Naoko Takeuchi was playing off audience expectations, as Phantom Ace turns out to actually be the Big Bad, Danburite.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Without him Minako would have taken much longer to remember her past life as Sailor Venus. This was by design though, as he was trying to help Venus as much as possible under brainwashing.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He does very little, letting his minion Fluorite do all the work instead because he has no real interest in working with the Dark Kingdom.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He makes about as much effort as Tuxedo Mask in hiding his identity as Phantom Ace.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Kills Fluorite when she tries to kill Sailor V, only to turn on her himself. This is a result of brainwashing, as he doesn't really want to fight her.
  • Theme Naming: Named after a mineral much like the other Shitennou.
  • Tragic Villain: He does not want to be evil and shows great regret that he must fight Sailor V, but is unable to escape his brainwashing.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Well, as much as brainwashing counts as a black heart.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: As a result of brainwashing he believes he is fated to fight Sailor V to the death. Even when she tries to save his life, he refuses salvation and dies.

    Mio Kuroki 

Voiced by: Miki Ito (JP), Maria Vacratsis (DiC), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Viz), Ángela Villanueva (Latin-Ameriocan Spanish)

An extremely powerful water-elemental Youma who belongs to an elite and high-ranking group of Youma under Queen Beryl's direct command. She is the only Youma (and one of the only monsters-of-the-week, period) shown to have any real personality and depth. She has unrequired feeling for Jadeite.

  • Canon Foreigner: She only exists in the 90s anime.
  • Crystal Ball: She has a huge blue crystalline orb that functions as this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her personality in the first dub was more sarcastic and playful with Jadeite even though it was clear she was attracted to him.
    Titus: Jadeite you must be losing your touch, letting that silly little sailor brat bother you.
  • Dub Name Change: Was called "Tidus" in the original dub.
  • Elite Mooks: She definitely stands out among the other Youma, and Beryl had her in high regards. So much that, when the Senshi defeat and kill her, she's enraged both by Jadeite's failure and for this loss costing her a very valious fighter.
  • Eyeless Face: Inverted; her Youma form is missing every facial feature but the eyes.
  • Flight: Along with one hell of a jump.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: By Jadeite; The reason for her offering to help Jadeite gather energy was that she hoped to prove herself to him.
  • I'm Melting!: Unlike most Youma who turn to dust when defeated, she turns into water and then evaporates into a column of steam.
  • Knight of Cerebus: She's one of Queen Beryl's Elite Youma for a reason. Had Sailor Moon faced her before Mercury and Mars came into the picture, she very likely would have killed her.
  • Making a Splash: Thetis has vast control over ocean water and she's pretty deadly with it.
  • Meaningful Name: And how!
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In her Youma form.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Only in her human form, in her true form her hair is black.

    The Seven Great Youma

A group made up of the seven most powerful Youma: Gesen, Boxy, Bunbo, Binah, Rikoukeidar, Jiji and Bakene. Reborn as humans (and one cat), each carries one of the seven Rainbow Crystals inside them.

  • Art Attacker: Binah does this by turning her feathers into quill pens, making them draw things in the air and turning those drawings into real things.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Bunbo's weapon. It takes the form of either a pair of shears or a drawing compass.
  • Breath Weapon: Jiji can shoot energy blasts out of his mouth.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Seven Great Youma were created for the 90s anime, and of their human forms, only Reika and Rei's grandfather appeared in the manga.
  • Enemy Within: When the Dark Kingdom extracts a Rainbow Crystal from one of them, he or she resumes his or her Youma form.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Boxy is armed with two good fists in boxing gloves.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some of them do use a pretty unusual arsenal. How often do you see a character whose weapon is a drawing compass or a laboratory flask?
  • Meaningful Name: All of them, in one form or another:
    • Gesen sounds like the abbreviated form of the Japanese word for "game center" (gemu senta).
    • Boxy is a Punny Name. It sounds like both "boxing" and the Japanese word for "minister" (bokushi).
    • Bunbo is short for a Japanese word for stationery (bunbogu).
    • Binah is a Hebrew word from the Kabbalah meaning "understanding".
    • Rikoukeidar either comes from a Japanese word for "intelligent" (rikou) or "science and technology" (rikoukei).
    • Jiji is a Japanese word for "old man".
    • Bakene is a reference to a Japanese legendary supernatural cat called a bakeneko.
  • Monster of the Week: All of them, though unlike most other monsters of the week, they're actually given a backstory.
  • Odd Name Out: Binah's name comes from a Hebrew word instead of a Japanese one like the others.
  • Rainbow Motif: The seven Rainbow Crystals, which are the seven fragments of a shattered Silver Crystal, are so named because they are the seven colors of the rainbow. They even appear in that very order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
  • Reincarnation: Their present human lives, the carriers of the seven Rainbow Crystals, are actually the reincarnations of the Seven Great Youma:
    • Gesen (red crystal): Crane Game Joe.
    • Boxy (orange crystal): An unnamed priest.
    • Bunbo (yellow crystal): Ryo Urawa.
    • Binah (green crystal): Yumemi Yumeno.
    • Rikoukeidar (blue crystal): Reika Nishimura.
    • Jiji (indigo crystal): Rei's grandfather.
    • Bakene (violet crystal): Rhett Butler the cat.
  • Rule of Seven: There are seven of them, naturally. One for each of the seven Rainbow Crystals.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: All of their Youma forms have weapons, powers and appearances that are basically superpower versions of their human traits (Gesen's human form is obsessed with arcade games and his weapon is like a crane game grabber, Boxy's human form is a Christian priest and he has angel wings, etc).
  • Super Speed: This is Jiji's ability.
  • Token Good Teammate: Bakene seems to be the least aggressive and violent of the seven, which seems to have to do with the fact that he has feelings for Luna.
  • Token Nonhuman: In their reincarnated forms, as a bit of a plot twist, the last of the Rainbow Crystal carriers turns out to be a cat instead of a human.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Binah and Rikoukeidar are the only two female Great Youma.
  • Winged Humanoid: Both Boxy and Binah qualify.

    DD Girls

A group of five powerful Youma who volunteered to fight the Sailor Senshi when they came to confront Queen Beryl at D-Point. The five are responsible for the death of all but Sailor Moon before the Final Battle.

  • Black Eyes of Evil: They have black sclera with blank white irises.
  • Canon Foreigner: The DD Girls only appear in the '90s anime.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Part of what makes the DD Girls so dangerous is that they never fight fair. Not only does one of their members have illusion based powers but they avert Mook Chivalry and attack all at once to overwhelm the Sailor Senshi. Other thing that helps them in battle is that, unlike other villains that fight as a team over the course of the anime, the DD Girls aren't affected by the loss of teammates nor fight among themselves for personal glory and are completely focused on their objective.
  • Cute Monster Girl: All of them are startlingly attractive, but obviously inhuman, with rainbow-coloured skin and buglike features such as jagged legs, large insectile wings, and mothlike antennae.
  • Elite Mooks: To an almost insane degree. Despite the fact that they don't appear to be any higher in the Dark Kingdom's echelon than a standard Youma, thanks to some ingenious planning, and dirty tactics the five almost succeeded in wiping out the entirety of the Sailor Senshi by themselves.
  • Glass Cannon: Despite how dangerous they are, they're still some of the only monsters in the whole series who don't require Sailor Moon's finisher to destroy them.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: An entire squad of girls, each with a different bright skin colour.
  • Hero Killer: The DD Girls successfully manage to kill every single Guardian except Usagi. ...Only for said Guardians to take them down with them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The DD Girls massacre of the Sailor Senshi ends up bringing the series to its Darkest Hour thus far and forces Usagi to confront Beryl and Metalia alone.
  • Stripperiffic: They all wear nothing but skimpy bikinis (except the leader, who wears a revealing one-piece).
  • Zerg Rush: One of their favoured tactics is to rush head long at their enemies and pick them off one-by-one via superior numbers.


  • Always Chaotic Evil: In the Canadian dub. Instead of being evil humans that became evil monsters, natives to the Negaverse seem to just be intrinsically bad.
  • Ascended Extra: Morga is the only Youma to appear in the manga, the 90s anime, and Crystal, since she's the very first villain Sailor Moon ever fights.
    • Youma as a whole in the nineties anime, since in the manga, Sailor Moon only fights two of them before the generals take to the field.
  • Creepy Doll: Murid and Jumeau.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Some of them are very ugly. Others... not so much.
  • Golem: In Crystal, they are made from dolls made of clay. This is also stated in the manga.
  • The Legions of Hell: Damned entities that became hideous (for the most part) monsters after getting sealed away as punishment for their rebellion.
  • Oh, Crap!: There's always a shot of them having this reaction when the Tiara is closing in on them.
  • Reduced to Dust: How most of them die, though some of them do something different, like turning to stone and shattering, or dissolving into blue flames.
  • Was Once a Man: In the manga, they're the reborn foot-soldiers who aided Beryl during her rebellion. Hinted at in the anime as well.


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