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Death Busters
The main antagonists of the third story arc of Sailor Moon. Hailing from a distant universe known as the Tau Nebula the Death Busters are a group of individuals known as Daimons who sought out a new universe in order to escape their dying home world. During their travels they encountered Professor Souichi Tomoe after an experiment caused an explosion in his lab that left him and his daughter Hotaru on the verge of death. Tomoe collaborated with the Death Busters over the next few years in order to achieve the groups goal of creating a doorway from earth to the Tau Nebula in order to bring their master Pharaoh 90 into the world. Pharaoh 90's presence on Earth would cause the Earth to become a world of Silence and wipe out all non Daimon life.
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    General 
  • Aliens are Bastards: In Crystal, they seek out Earth to make their new homeworld. They don't care this would end humanity so long as their race survives.
  • Alien Invasion: Pharaoh 90 uses Daimon eggs to create vessels that contain their alien bodies.
  • Allegorical Character: S makes them represent the evils of corrupted adulthood; above everything else, the Death Busters value climbing higher up the "ladder" in hopes of rewards from their superiors.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: And HOW. They're the absolute worst at this in the 90s anime. While in the manga they're all killed by the Guardians, in the 90s anime there's very little loyalty between any of them. The only person Kaolinite and the Witches 5 trust in the 90s anime is Professor Tomoe.
    • Eudial is killed by Mimete because she wanted her job, Mimete is killed by Tellu because Mimete tried to steal her job as well, Tellu is killed by her own plants, Viluy by her own nanites, Cyprine and Ptilol are tricked into blasting each other, Kaolinite is killed by Mistress 9 most likely as payback for all the times she abused her host body, and even Mistress 9 is subjected to this when she's almost killed by Pharaoh 90.

Leaders

    Pharaoh 90 

Pharaoh 90

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Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Crystal), Jeff Lumby (Cloverway)


  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the Infinity arc in the manga and the S season of the anime.
  • Dimension Lord: Of the Tau Nebula.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In the manga he doesn't even seem to have a corporeal form, appearing as a void of darkness with a pair of glowing "eyes" as its only identifiable features. In the 90s anime, he looks either like a planet or a swirling mass of dark energy.
  • Fusion Dance: In the manga, with Mistress 9.
  • Genius Loci: His goal in the manga, where he planned to merge with the Earth and make it their "second mother planet".
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In the anime, where he isn't even mentioned until near the very end of S and most of the season is spent building up Mistress 9 as the main threat instead.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For most of the anime, he isn't a driving, active force - he's just there, waiting to be uncanned.
  • Killed Offscreen:
    • In the manga, since destroying him would have also destroyed the Earth, Sailor Saturn and Sailor Pluto have no choice but to banish him (along with Sailor Saturn herself) to another dimension before the full force of Sailor Saturn's world-destroying Death Reborn Revolution is unleashed.
    • In the 90s anime we never see him get destroyed. We see the gateway that's bringing him to Earth vanish, but that's about it.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In the 90s anime, to Mistress 9. This is not the case in the manga and Crystal, in which he's shown as calling the shots from the beginning and Mistress 9's existence is a late-arc surprise.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In the anime, from afar he looks like a planet. We're never shown what he looks like up close, but the dead look in Sailor Moon's eyes after she returns from destroying him in his home dimension she emerges from him possibly implies that we're better off not knowing.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His goal is to colonize the Earth and, by extension, wipe out all of humanity and replace them with Daimons.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Is stuck inside his home dimension, the Tau Nebula, until Mistress 9 can open a gateway to our reality for him either through the Holy Grail (the '90s anime) or Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal (the manga).
  • Villainous Breakdown: In Crystal, after a combination of being battered by Sailor Saturn's attacks, and having Super Sailor Moon release the full power of the Legendary Silver Crystal and Holy Chalice inside of his form, Pharaoh 90 desperately tries to claw his way back into his home dimension. He gets his wish when Sailor Pluto cuts off the space time warp that transported him to earth in the first place...but considering the fact that he is now trapped in that dimension with an angry Sailor Saturn he may have come to regret that.
  • The Voiceless: The '90s anime version, aside from some very creepy moans when he finally arrives on Earth. This arguably suited his status as a Cosmic Horror better.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Has been feeding on human "Hostes" to regain his strength in the manga.

    Mistress 9 

Mistress 9

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Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (first anime), Yukiyo Fujii (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Christine Marie Cabanos (Viz) (EN), Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Tomoko Inami, Chinatsu Akiyama, Karin Takahashi


  • The Antichrist: Both versions. She functions as the "key" necessary for Pharaoh 90 to enter our universe. In the 90's anime she is even referred to as the "Messiah of Silence."
  • Body Horror: Crystal really shows off the creepiness of Mistress 9's decaying form by having both her body and face twist apart.
  • Creepy Child: Whenever Mistress 9 temporarily takes over Hotaru's body she tends to make the young girl appear even more creepy then her outward appearance suggests. Which unfortunately just ends up making Hotaru's life even harder.
  • Demonic Possession: She's been slumbering inside Hotaru's body for years, and starts to take over after reacting to Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal, or, in the 90s anime, consuming Chibi-Usa's Pure Heart.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Pharaoh 90's right hand woman and partner whose job is to open the breach necessary so that Pharaoh 90 can enter the Sailor Guardians home dimension and start assimilating earth.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She turns out to be one of these in the manga, complete with her complaining about how uncomfortable her human body is and her true form bursting out of Hotaru's body towards the end of the arc.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • In the 90s anime she is this to the Messiah of Good, Sailor Moon.
    • She also serves this role to Sailor Saturn the other split personality living inside Hotaru's body whose purpose is to also destroy the world. However Saturn destroys worlds in order to create rebirth and new life whereas Mistress 9 destroys planets for its own sake.
  • Fusion Dance: In the manga, with Pharaoh 90.
  • Invincible Villain: In the manga, once she breaks out of Hotaru's body she becomes more or less this and ultimately merges with Pharaoh 90. In the 90s anime, however, she is destroyed after Sailor Saturn awakens from inside her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In both the manga and the anime, her awakening is when things truly start taking a very dark turn, and it results in the death of Chibi-Usa.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Physically. She's possessing Hotaru and forces Hotaru's body to age up once she takes over in full. Hotaru reverts to normal when she breaks free and awakens as Sailor Saturn.
  • Red Baron: In the 90s anime, she is also known as the Messiah of Silence.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their are multiple shots in the 90's anime that show Mistress 9 taking over Hotaru's body via her eyes turning red the most prominent of which would be right before Mistress 9 consumes Chibi-Usa's Pure Heart crystal.
  • Red Herring: The 90s anime spends most of the season hyping her up as the Big Bad, only for it to be revealed in the last few episodes that she is actually The Dragon to Pharaoh 90, who almost kills her as he makes his arrival on Earth.
  • Prehensile Hair: Her main form of attack.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Which she complains about in the manga. Every time she cuts it, it grows right back to absurd lengths.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Mistress 9 has a habit of suddenly manifesting itself inside Hotaru's body whenever the girl is in danger or is sufficiently angry although these tend to be brief isolated moments. However she fully takes control of Hotaru's body after reacting to Chibi-Usa's Silver Crystal or pure heart.
    • After she takes full control of Hotaru, she's on the other side of the split, trying to keep Hotaru from taking hold.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Kaolinite in the anime, and later is on the receiving end of this by Pharaoh 90.

    Professor Souichi Tomoe/Germatoid 

Professor Souichi Tomoe/Germatoid

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Voiced by: Akira Kamiya (first anime), Takuya Kirimoto (Crystal) (JP), Jeff Lumby (Cloverway), Keith Silverstein (Viz) (EN), Carlos del Campo (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Shunsaku Yajima, Ryuuji Kasahara, Kaname Aoki, Yuki Kaon


  • Abusive Parents: In the manga and Crystal. He is very emotionally abusive to Hotaru and used her for his experiments in his own selfish motives.
  • Adaptational Heroism: 90s anime. Also an Adaptational Nice Guy. To start with he is a Type II Anti-Villain whose motivation for working for the Death Buster was out of a desperation for finding a method to heal Hotaru's impaired condition. Second, he is a Benevolent Boss; see that entry for more information. Finally, he is a Good Parents who cares about Hotaru, even when evil. It really seem like the only reason he became evil is because of his Demonic Possession. Out of all the bad guys in charge of a sub-group of minions, Tomoe is arguably the nicest one. He's seen engaging in small talk with the Witches 5, and simply admits that he's very disappointed whenever one repeatedly fails instead of threatening to have them punished or killed. He even played Twister with them and gave Mimete a pep talk when she was depressed! In the manga and Crystal, however, he's an non-possessed Mad Scientist trying to wipe out humanity who used his own daughter for his experiments in his own selfish motives.
  • Ascended Extra: Complimenting his Adaptational Heroism, Tomoe was also given a much bigger role in the 90s anime, replacing Kaolinite as the leader of the Witches 5, and acting as The Dragon to Pharaoh 90 until Mistress 9 awakens.
  • Benevolent Boss: In the 90s anime, to the Witches 5. While the other villains tend to either brutally punish or kill their minions if they fail, Tomoe only shows slight disappointment and constantly gives them more than a second chance. He even shows concern about their health and claims that he doesn't want to lose such talented workers.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In the anime. Very efficient Mad Scientist. Very quirky when off-duty.
  • Demonic Possession: The anime version, due to a Deal with the Devil in order to save his daughter.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Appears to be the Big Bad at first, and he even has his Co-Dragons, but in the end he's revealed to be a Co-Dragon himself.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: For most of the S series in the anime, he's the driving force behind the Death Busters.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The creature possessing him in the anime. In the manga and Crystal, his One-Winged Angel form also counts.
  • Enemy Mine: When Mimete causes the interior of his house to go to another dimension and trapping Hotaru inside, he's forced to accept the Senshi's help to save Hotaru from being trapped in said dimension. He lampshades the Irony of having to rely on his enemies to actually help him save his daughter.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: In the manga and Crystal, Hotaru and Usagi both describe his hands as being inhumanly cold to the touch.
  • Evil Genius: A mad scientist with delusions of Godhood who create Daimons for Pharaoh 90. He also created the Witches 5 and used his own daughter as a guinea pig for his experiments.
  • Evil Laugh: In the anime, he has a truly awesome one.
  • The Faceless: His face is often obscured in the 90s anime version; showing only his shinning glasses and mouth.
  • For Science!: His reason for willingly siding with Pharaoh 90 in the manga.
  • A God Am I: Prof. Tomoe calls himself a God in the manga and Crystal.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Both the anime (while he's possessed) and in the manga and Crystal (which he did to himself).
  • Large Ham: The biggest one in Sailor Moon. Exhibit A.
  • Laughably Evil: The anime version.
  • Love Makes You Evil: In the anime, he was The Professor and he cared more genuinely for Hotaru than in the manga, but was driven towards the Despair Event Horizon in the freaky lab incident that obliterated his wife and assistants and severely injured both him and Hotaru. He only agreed to serve Pharaoh 90 when offered a Deal with the Devil that would save the dying little girl, not knowing that it would get worse.
  • Mad Scientist: Very obviously - just look at the guy!
  • Mystical White Hair: In both the anime, he managed to uncover unknowable cosmic secrets without any magic of his own. Less so in the manga, since while he did manage some impressive feats in human engineering, he did have some help).
  • Nightmare Face: Slasher Smile with Scary Shiny Glasses? Yes. He looks like a typical "happy face" logo, which is bad enough, but his creepy personality makes it even scarier.
  • One-Winged Angel: Tomoe transforms into a Daimon-human hybrid monster (called Germatoid in the 90s anime) to battle Sailor Moon.
  • The Quisling: In the manga and Crystal, this guy WILLINGLY agrees to help Pharaoh 90 enter our universe despite his plans to merge with the Earth and destroy all life on the planet.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Anime.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: In the anime, these are one of the two features of his face we can usually see through shadows, constantly hiding it. The second is Slasher Smile.
  • Schrödinger's Cast: He's affable, funny, and sympathetic in the anime, but was pure evil in the manga.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He is killed by Sailor Moon in the manga and Crystal, but spared and Put on a Bus in the 90' anime.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Though in the anime he didn't have a choice.
  • Villains Out Shopping: He's often seen enjoying tea. In one episode, he DID go shopping, which was vital as this enables him to unwittingly escape from Mimete's antics and thus enabled him to meet the Senshi's who explains what happened, which left him with no choice but to accept their help to solve the situation.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and is the Big Bad.
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    Kaolinite 

Kaori Naitou/Kaolinite

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Voiced by: Noriko Uehara (first anime), Hikari Yono (Crystal) (JP), Kristen Bishop (Cloverway), Tara Platt (Viz) (EN), Liza Willert (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Keiko Hanayama, Mutsumi Fukuma, Miki Kawasaki, Kei Ohgi


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the anime, she's very emotionally abusive to Hotaru while in the manga she is at least respectful to her while it's actually Hotaru's father who is the Abusive Parent.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Zigzagged. Her role within the Death Busters is much more grand in the manga and Crystal, to the point of arguably being higher ranking than Professor Tomoe since she is in charge of the Witches 5 and has direct contact with Pharaoh 90. The anime instead gave the Professor a much larger role, with Kaolinite relegated to merely being his assistant. That said, in the anime she fought all the Inner Guardians to a standstill and almost killed them and Tuxedo Mask before Sailor Uranus intervened, while in the manga she was an Anti-Climax Boss. Her second death at hands of Mistress 9 in the 90s anime was anticlimactic as well, though.
  • Back for the Dead: In the 90s anime, Kaolinite is revived by Prof. Tomoe and given a second chance, but she fails to defeat the Sailor Guardians again and is killed by Mistress 9 as revenge for abusing her host.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In her expanded Crystal backstory.
  • Came Back Wrong: In the manga and Crystal, Kaori was originally a human lab assistant to Professor Tomoe, but when the Death Busters invaded she was struck by lightning. At that point, the woman called Kaori was killed and the vesselized Daimon called Kaolinite was born.
  • Evil Redhead: Is a villain and has a long red hair.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the manga, Kaolinite was Pharaoh 90's second-in-command (until Mistress 9 awakens), having the title of Magus and being the leader of the Witches 5; in the 90s anime, she was reduced to being Prof. Tomoe's assistant and love interest.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Twice in the 90s anime.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Possibly in the anime, definitely in the manga and Crystal, where she was the first successful human vessel that the Daimons created.
  • Kick the Dog: She kills Hotaru's fish and snarks at her when she writes a letter to a former Ill Boy that she idolizes. Although the situation regarding Hotaru's fish is left ambiguous as to whether it was Kaolinite who did it or Hotaru during a moment when Mistress 9 was in control. The latter seems more likely, since the memory is shown during a montage of Hotaru recollecting the times when she's blamed for things she can't recall doing.
  • Killed Off for Real: After she's killed the second time by the newly awakened Mistress 9, she stays dead and never comes back to life.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Her introduction consisted of her Daimon stealing Rei's heart crystal and destroying Usagi's brooch, thus disabling her from transforming into Sailor Moon. In fact, later on, she manages to steal the Pure Hearts of all of the Inner Guardians, including Usagi's (with the exception of Venus, whose Pure Heart was later removed by Eudial.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She's in love with Professor Tomoe in the 90s anime. Hinted in the manga as well.
  • Magic Staff: Wields one, just like the Witches 5.
  • No Respect Guy: In both the manga and the 90s anime, though ironically it's reversed. In the manga she is the leader of the Witches 5 and they all respect her, but Professor Tomoe is very condescending and passive-aggressive towards her. In the anime, Professor Tomoe treats her very well, while the Witches 5, who answer to Tomoe, seem to resent her and treat her with open disdain, especially Viluy and Cyprine. And in both continuities, she's on the receiving end of this from Mistress 9.
  • One-Winged Angel: In the manga and Crystal, she transforms into a Daimon.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Until she is revived by Tomoe in the 90s anime.
  • Prehensile Hair: Before her first death, Kaolinite used her hair to attack quite frequently in the 90s anime.
  • Retired Badass: After Professor Tomoe revives her, she seems to have lost her powers and continues to work exclusively as his assistant. It's later revealed she really hasn't lost her powers, at all.
  • Sacred Hospitality: When Usagi and Chibi-Usa come to visit Hotaru, she cannot attack them.
  • Schrödinger's Cast: Her role in the manga is largely different than her role in the anime. In the manga, Kaolinite is the Magus the Witches 5 report to, and she also uses a mystical well.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Kaori, Kaorinite, Kaori Nite, Kaori, Kaoli Night, or Kaori Night?
  • The Starscream: In the manga and Crystal, she wants to replace Mistress 9 as Pharaoh 90s "partner", something that Mistress 9 is aware of and finds amusing. Also implied in the 90s anime, as this is likely the reason why she was so abusive towards Hotaru, although in this case it's mostly so that she can have Professor Tomoe's undivided attention.
  • Straight Man: The early episodes have her play this to Tomoe's wackiness.
  • Theme Naming: Yep. The mineral kaolinite.
  • Too Dumb to Live: 90s anime only. Seriously, how could she believe Mistress 9 wasn't going to be pissed at her for constantly mistreating her host body the way she did.
  • Unholy Matrimony: To a degree, with Tomoe. More blatant in the anime, where it's specifically mentioned that he somehow resurrected her after the Guardians killed her, and then there's a scene where she massages his shoulders as Tomoe confides his upcoming plans to her.
  • Wicked Stepmother: More or less is this to Hotaru in the anime; she is actually nice to her in the manga, but Hotaru still doesn't like her.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Kaolinite is on the receiving end of this in the 90s anime, courtesy of the recently-awakened Mistress 9.

Witches 5

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From left to right: Cyprine, Ptilol, Eudial, Mimete, Viluy, and Tellu.

Underlings of the Death Busters, tasked with collecting human souls in the manga or pure hearts in the anime adaptation. In the manga they are perfect Daimons who serve Kaolinite, but in the anime are implied to be human and under Professor Tomoe's payroll.


  • Adaptational Badass: All five of them in Crystal. Not only do their individual fights get expanded upon, but after being revived, not only do they manage to capture all four Inner Guardians like in the manga, but they also got to capture Sailor Moon for a little bit before getting defeated for good.
  • Adaptational Jerk Ass: They may not be saints in the manga or ''Crystal, but they might as well be compared to their 90s anime counterparts! They were incredibly selfish individualists, who frequently backstabbed each other in order to gain Professor Tomoe's favor. Even when they weren't vying to suck up to Tomoe, they were not above betraying each other for petty gains.
  • Ascended Extra: Eudial and Mimete in the anime, where they are multi-episode villains due to the need for the anime adaptation to stretch things out compared to the manga.
  • Back for the Dead: In the manga and Crystal, despite being revived by Kaolinite and giving some trouble to the Inner Guardians, they're all killed instantly by Sailor Neptune's Submarine Refection.
  • Back from the Dead: All of them are killed off individually in the manga and Crystal, but then resurrected by Kaolinite to fight the Sailor Guardians all at once.
  • Dark Action Girl: Primarily in the manga and Crystal, where they're villainous Daimons formed to be Kaolinite's top enforcers.
  • Designer Babies: In the manga and Crystal, they were the "beautiful, super life-forms" created by Professor Tomoe.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The last three of the Witches 5 in the anime (Tellu, Viluy, and Cyprine) all get unceremoniously killed off within one episode after a brief confrontation with the Sailor Guardans.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Their hair and eyes are from the same color.
  • Flat Character: In the manga. While some of them do show a few personality traits, they still receive Monster of the Week treatment.
  • Enemy Civil War: In the anime the girls backstab and kill each other without any second thoughts.
  • Evil Redhead: At least three of the girls had red or orange hair: Eudial, Mimete, and Ptilol, though Mimete is more strawberry blond.
  • Evil Teacher: In the manga, although students, each was at the head of a class at Infinity Academy and was thus allowed to teach said class.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Oh, those labcoats and glasses!
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the anime, this seems to be the main reason for their constant backstabbing.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, damn near all of them end up getting killed this way.
  • Humanoid Abomination: In the manga, where they are really Daimons. In the anime, they're likely just former Muggles who learned Functional Magic and Science.
  • Magic Staff: Each member carriers one to use their spells.
  • Meganekko: In the anime, all of them wear glasses as part of their lab attire.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Nope. None at all, in the anime. They all want the glory for themselves, and don't care what they have to go through to get it, even each other.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Even after the sixth witch, Ptilol, is revealed, they're still called the Witches 5. This is because Ptilol is an extension of Cyprine and they count as one witch.
  • Psycho Rangers: To the Guardians in the manga. Eudial to Mars, Mimete to Venus, Viluy to Mercury, Tellu to Jupiter, and Cyprine could count as one to Sailor Moon.
  • Running Gag: The sign on the door of their office reading "Witches 5". After Eudial is killed we see a piece of paper has been taped over the 5 so that it now reads "Witches 4". And the episode after Mimette is defeated, a piece of paper taped over the first corrects it to read "Witches 3". We never get to see what happens when Tellu and Viluy bite it, but we can assume the same thing does.
  • Schrödinger's Cast: In the manga they all work for Kaolinite rather than Tomoe, are closer to being actual witches, and work fairly well together rather than backstab one another.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: In the anime, all of them. Sure, the Guardians helped here and there, but these girls were so busy killing each other and/or being cocky idiots that the Guardians could've probably just twiddled their thumbs and waited.
  • Smug Snake: Each one of them seem to think themselves more skilled than they actually turn out to be, especially in the anime.
  • Theme Naming: Eudialite, mimetite, tellurite, viluite, cyprine and ptilolite are indeed minerals as well.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In one episode of the 90s anime, they play Twister. Prof. Tomoe also joins them.

    Eudial 
Eudial voiced by: Maria Kawamura (first anime), Chiaki Takahashi (Crystal) (JP), Loretta Jafelice (Cloverway), Erin Fitzgerald (Viz) (EN), Nancy Mackenzie (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hitomi Tsumura, Saya Chinen
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  • Adaptational Badass: Eudial was one of the weakest of the Witches 5 in the manga, but seems to be their leader in the animes. In the S anime, Mimete addressed her as senpai. In Crystal, she's usually the one to stand in the center and lead whenever the Witches 5 are together.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: In the 90s anime. On the other hand, she is more prone to comedic moments and being the Butt-Monkey of many situations.
  • Badass Normal: In the 90s anime, she is the first villain to not use any magic and doesn't even appear to have any powers, which is likely the reason why she initially requires Daimons as bodyguards. But once she starts using her various handmade weapons, she is not only able to outsmart each Sailor Guardian in a fight, but turns out to be stronger than Sailor Moon before she transforms into Super Sailor Moon.
  • Blown Across the Room: After Usagi transforms into Super Sailor Moon, Eudial attempts to fry her, but Super Sailor Moon deflects her attack and sends her crashing through a stained glass window.
  • Car Fu: Before the Fire Buster, this was basically her main form of attack in the anime.
  • Christmas Cake: The rest of the Witches 5 call her an old lady in the anime, likely due to this trope.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In the anime, Eudial discarded magic or complicated plans and used guns that could extract a Pure Heart faster than the Daimons (which she brought with herself only to provide cover for her escape), flamethrowers capable to overpower Sailor Moon's attacks, and even a few dozens machine guns!
  • Destination Defenestration: After Super Sailor Moon deflects her attack. Astonishingly, she survives... but only for a few minutes.
  • Disney Villain Death: Due to Mimette's antics, Eudial and her car go straight off a cliff, landing into the ocean below.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Her extremely reckless driving becomes a running gag in the 90s anime.
  • Fights Like a Normal: While she may have some magical abilities, like teleportation, she would rather rely on practical inventions to take out her enemies and capture her targets.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: In the original anime, unlike near every other villain in the show who relied on magical powers to carry out their plans, Eudial instead used mainly her own inventions. Surprisingly, this makes her more successful than a lot of the vilains in the show.
  • Homemade Inventions: In the original anime, she mainly uses her own inventions. Take, for instance, her flamethrower Fire Buster. It primarily consists of a motorcycle handlebar, jet turbine, rice cooker, a vacuum cleaner hose, and in the upgraded version, a blender.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Not only does she create a more efficient way to extract Pure Hearts, but she actually succeeds at finding two of the talismans using only a computer. She then sets up an elaborate trap for Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who turned out to be the holders of the two talismans, and practically kills Neptune by extracting her talisman while critically wounded and would have done the same to Uranus had Usagi not intervened. But she then shows up again and snatches both talismans, stops the Inner Guardians from following her, and would have killed Sailor Moon and won the battle had Sailor Pluto not appeared at the right moment. Her actions also lead to Pluto revealing the third and final talisman and thus causing the Holy Grail to appear, which she comes extremely close to obtaining. Add all of this, and Eudial came closer to furthering the goals of her organization than any other villain in the show.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her Fire Buster is basically a vacuum cleaner that can shoot fire, and the upgraded version has a blender attached to it.
  • Large Ham: But only when confronting the Sailor Guardians. During her conversations with Professor Tomoe, she is usually calm and calculating.
  • Made of Iron: Not only does she survive having her flamethrower attack deflected back at her, but immediately after she's ejected out of the highest floor of the building through a window and only has a few scratches and bruises to show for it.
  • Magic Brakes: Which leads to her death.
  • Mugging the Monster: In the 90s anime she did everything she could to neutralize Sailor Uranus and Neptune, and had even captured the latter... Then what she does to capture Uranus enrages Neptune, who breaks free, No Sells fire from all her machine guns, and comes close to just beat her to death. The only reason she survives the confrontation and actually comes out on top is that her panic made her pull the trigger of her Fire Buster II in the exact moment before Neptune could actually grab her.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: That's why she was the most successful of the Witches 5.
  • No Respect Guy: Gets no respect from the other Witches 5 in the 90s anime, despite being their superior and the one who taught them their ways.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Doesn't appear to be that much of a threat during her first few appearances, but once she discovers who is holding two of the talismans...
  • Oh, Crap!: Multiple times. When she found herself surrounded by Sailor Guardians (with the addition of an exasperated "You too?" when Sailor Venus added herself to the list of supposed civilians who had just transformed), when she found out that Sailor Neptune is Immune to Bullets, and when she discovered her car was sabotaged.
  • One-Winged Angel: Manga only. After Sailor Mars destroys her human form, she reveals her gorgon-like Daimon form before being destroyed by Sailor Moon. Curiously, this was adapted out of Crystal.
  • Playing with Fire: This was a mere Informed Ability in the manga. In the anime, she used two weapons of her own design that could shoot fire. Crystal expands her fight with Mars and Jupiter and shows her attacking with fire magic.
  • Rapid-Fire Typing: In the anime she spends most of her time in front of a computer doing this when not out looking for Pure Hearts, and can even do so with one hand!
  • Running Gag: In the anime, her car would always pop out from increasingly absurd places, ranging from the subway (first time) to the elephants cage at the zoo (the episode where she targeted Minako).
  • Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: In a rather memorable scene, her locker is vandalized by Mimete and filled with her much hated snails.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates snails. This eventually leads to her downfall because Mimete not only tampers with her car, but puts some snails in the brakes to make her panic more.

    Mimete 
Mimete voiced by: Mika Kanai (first anime), Yuki Nagaku (Crystal) (JP), Catherine Disher (Cloverway), Kira Buckland (Viz) (EN), Socorro de la Campa (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Shiori Honda, Aki Kudou, Ayaka Ida
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  • Adaptational Badass: In Crystal, she holds her own in battle a little better than she did in the manga, even creating her own Daimons instead of having having to beg Kaolinite for them.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Eudial outright describes her as such, stating that she acts cute and innocent on the outside to hide her true nature.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Eudial, but still there.
  • Charm Person: Her specialty magic according to the Materials Collection, but while her attack is called Charm Buster, it doesn't really work that way in any adaptation.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Not only does she kill Eudial to take her job, but she also tried to sabotage Tellu after finding out she was getting replaced.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: In her last stand against the Sailor Guardians in the 90s, Mimete uses one of Eudial's inventions to transport herself into a theater screen, amplifying her powers tenfold. Just as it looks like an epic battle is about to begin, Tellu appears from the shadows and literally pulls the plug on Mimete before she even gets to attack.
  • The Ditz
  • Evil Diva: Was an Idol Singer in the manga and Crystal. In the 90s anime, she is merely a wannabe.
  • Fake Cutie: This is truly prominent in Crystal. She usually looks like this, then shifts to THIS.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the anime, she is left trapped inside a machine. Since she was converted to energy, and energy can't be destroyed, that means it's an eternal sentencing for her.
  • Fangirl: In the anime, Mimete tended to attack her favorite idols. By her logic, people who were succesful and beloved had to possess very bright Pure Hearts.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: With Minako when they both compete in an Idol contest for an episode.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In the above mentioned episode, she seriously considers leaving the Death Busters to pursue her dream of becoming an idol and even develops a brief friendship with Minako. Sadly this doesn't last, as she quickly goes back to her evil ways after losing the competition.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, she ends up trapped in the very machine she was about to use to lay the smackdown on the Sailor Guardians.
  • Hypocrite: Mimete murdered Eudial because she was tired of her repeated failures. The catch is that Mimete herself wasn't really interested in her mission more than she was on meeting her idols or becoming a celebrity. She turned out to be the most useless member of the Witches 5.
    • In one episode of the first anime, she calls herself "a good girl who has done nothing wrong". The camera immediately cuts to a picture of Eudial.
  • Idol Singer: In the manga and Crystal, she poses as a popular idol as an easy way to brainwash her audiences into obeying her. In the 90s anime she's more of an idol wannabe who targets her favorite idols, and in one episode she seriously considers leaving the Death Busters to become a real idol but quickly reverts back to evil after losing an idol competition to Minako.
  • Ironic Echo: The machine she ends up trapped in was built by Eudial, whom she killed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Mimette previously killed Eudial in order to steal her position. Down the line, she tries to steal Tellu's position. In her "final battle" against the Sailor Senshi, Mimette uses an experimental device that would amplify her powers, but is unaware of its most fatal flaw. A scorned Tellu shows up and informs Mimette the reason why Eudial never used the device was because anyone inside will be trapped for eternity in another dimension if it were unplugged, and lo and behold, Tellu has said plug in hand. Mimette immediately begs her not to do it, but is met with deaf ears as Tellu literally pulls the plug on her.
  • The Load: Is the weakest of the Witches 5 in both the manga and anime. In the manga, she has to beg Kaolinite for reinforcements once she realizes she is no match for the Sailor Guardians, and in the anime she was more interested in pursuing her celebrity crushes than actually getting any work done for the Death Busters.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Mimete actually screwed things up for the Death Busters pretty badly by killing Eudial. Since Eudial had discovered the identities of all of the Sailor Guardians and knew that Sailor Moon had the Holy Grail, the Death Busters could have staged an all-out attack against her to obtain the grail instead of resorting to collecting Pure Hearts as an energy source for Mistress 9. But with Eudial dead no one else learned this information, so the Death Busters ended up not making much progress during her tenure.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As incompetent as Mimete was, there were a few rare instances that showed she could be truly dangerous when provoked.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: With emphasis on the "child".
  • Spared by the Adaptation: She's technically still alive in the 90s anime, but considering her fate, she likely wishes she were dead.
  • Stalker with a Crush: How she sometimes acts with her targets in the first anime. This is especially prominent during her debut, where she planned to deliver a box of homemade cakes to her movie star target and later acts as though they're in a relationship. Her incredibly hammy internal dialog reads "I am destined to be the one to take your pure heart, so please, give up on this romance."
  • Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: Fills Eudial's locker with snails and hides a thumbtack in her slippers.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Moreso than the others, due to her being more interested in pursuing her own hobbies than actually furthering the goals of her organization.
  • Woman Scorned: One actor she targeted in the 90s anime caught her ire because his soap opera character broke up with someone on the show. Mimete got so angry she threw the TV at the wall and decided to steal his heart as revenge for "breaking hers."
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    Tellu 
Tellu voiced by: Chieko Honda (first anime), Naomi Oozora (Crystal) (JP), Julie Lemieux (Cloverway), Laura Post (Viz) (EN), Isabel Martinon (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Mio Nunokawa, Akiko Iwasaki, Momoko Sadachi
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  • Adaptational Badass: In Crystal she is more powerful, proving nearly invincible until Sailor Pluto shows up.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The pearl details in her manga outfit are removed entirely in the '90s anime (likely to simplify animation). In Crystal, they're redesigned to look more like leaves growing on a vine.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She was seemingly friends with Mimete as the two are seen gossiping with each other and even play Twister on their time off, but doesn't think twice about subjecting Mimete to a Fate Worse than Death when she finds out she betrayed her.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: In the anime, right after she transforms one of her Telluns into a Hyper Tellun and is about to leave the Sailor Guardians to deal with it, she gets caught in a freak accident and is killed alongside the plant. Her Daimon form in the manga doesn't last long either, getting quickly vaporized by Sailor Pluto.
  • Combat Tentacles: She can attack by extending wines from her wrists.
  • Energy Absorption: In Crystal, she absorbs Sailor Moon's and Chibi Moon's attacks, allowing her to transform into a Daimon.
  • Evil Counterpart: Since she uses flowers for evil, she ends up being this to Tuxedo Mask in the anime. He's even the one who technically defeats her. In the manga, she is this to Sailor Jupiter.
  • Green Thumb: She breeds parasitic flowers called "Telluns" and uses them to extract Pure Hearts (or Hostes, in the manga) from her victims, and can also attack by growing tendrils from her wrists.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime, she ends up being killed by her own monster plant.
  • Ironic Echo: The Cloverway dub included this when she gets her job back. Telulu figures out Mimet is impersonating Dr. Tomoe when "he" signs off with "Ta-ta." As Telulu pulls the plug on Mimet, she says "Ta-ta, Mimet" as a way to rub Mimet's slip in her face.
  • One-Winged Angel: In Crystal, she transforms into a plant monster just like in the manga.
  • Petal Power: In Crystal, she can create a shield of flower petals which she uses to absorb attacks.
  • Plant Mooks: Employs these to carry out her Evil Plan. Her Daimon form in the manga also appears to have been this.
  • Shock and Awe: Like her counterpart Sailor Jupiter, she uses both plant and electric-based attacks.

    Viluy 
Viluy voiced by: Yoshino Takamori (first anime), Rina Hon'izumi (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Julie Ann Taylor (under Cricket Brown) (EN) Ana Maria Grey (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Nao Futatsugi, Yuka Kawahura, Yui Hasegawa
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  • Alas, Poor Villain: After her death, Ami pities her for only believing in machines rather than in human emotions.
  • An Ice Person: The Materials Collection says she could control ice, but this is never shown in the manga or both anime. Given that said collection contained a lot of prototype material that never made it into the final product, this is likely not canon.
  • Cool Hat: A mosaic hat.
  • Emotionless Girl: Firmly believes that emotions are a hindrance to the pursuit of science.
  • Evil Teacher: Although a student at Infinity Academy, she is allowed to teach due to her high grades. Ami quickly points out that grades do not necessary make a good teacher, for a teacher must also be empathetic of students who fare less well academically.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like the anime version of Eudial, she preferred to rely on technology rather than magic.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: In the manga, Sailor Uranus's attack actually cuts her in half. This isn't shown in Crystal, for obvious reasons.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the anime. Just like Tellu, her own creation kills her after Sailor Moon's attack causes it to malfunction.
  • Nanomachines: Uses nanobots to extract Pure Hearts (or Hostes, in the manga) through computer systems as well as in combat. She controls them with the bracelet on her wrist.
  • No Body Left Behind: After being dissolved by her nanobots in the anime.
  • The Rival: To Ami. Notably, she is the only member of the Witches 5 whose rivalry with her Sailor counterpart is kept in all adaptations, thanks to her plot-line in the anime being more or less same as in the manga.
  • Smug Snake: Easily the most arrogant of the Witches 5.

    Cyprine and Ptilol 
Cyprine voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (first anime), Umeka Shouji (Crystal) (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Dorothy Elias Fahn (under Johanna Luis) (Viz) (EN) Monica Villaseñor (LatAm)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Michiho Matsumoto, Saeri Amano, Maana
Ptilol voiced by: Rumi Kasahara (JP), Susan Aceron (Cloverway), Dorothy Elias Fahn (under Johanna Luis) (Viz) (EN), Monica Villaseñor (LatAm)
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  • An Ice Person: In the manga and Crystal, Cyprine creates a hailstorm that causes everyone in town to become violent and destructive.
  • Compelling Voice: In the original anime, Cyprine can seemingly hypnotize the students of Infinity Academy with her voice, and forces them all to sacrifice their Pure Hearts.
  • Creepy Twins: Ptilol is actually an extension of Cyprine's powers, and only comes out during battle.
  • Divided We Fall: They try to invoke this between the Inner and Outer Guardians. See Emotion Control below.
  • Emotion Control: Cyprine's magic can exacerbate the dark and negative emotions in people. She uses this to her advantage by turning the animosity between the Inner and Outer Guardians into violent hatred, making them fight one another.
  • Energy Absorption: In the anime, their main shtick was that they could absorb the attacks of the Inner Guardians to strengthen their own.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Inner Guardians exploit their ability to absorb attacks and then trick them into blasting each other.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the other Witches 5 had some affable qualities, especially Eudial and Mimete, Cyprine is much more serious and, along with Ptilol, proves nearly unstoppable to the Sailor Guardians. Since their episode is also the episode in which Mistress 9 awakens, they help to set up the tone for the rest of the season finale.
  • One-Hit Kill: In the anime, they mention being able to do this. They weren't lying, which led to their own demise.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: Part of how they meet their demise in the 90s anime.
  • The Power of Hate: What solidifies Cyprine as Sailor's Moon counterpart in the Witches 5 is that, while Sailor Moon is empowered by her love and trust in her friends, Cyprine exploits the feelings of resentment and hatred in a person's heart and uses it to overwhelm their enemies.
  • Smug Snake: Not as much as Viluy, but Cyprine does have good reason to consider herself the most powerful of the Witches 5.
  • Super Power Lottery: In the anime, their list of powers includes and isn't limited to: levitation, teleportation, energy projection, energy absorption, mind control, and trapping others in another dimension.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In the original anime, Cyprine gets the least development of the Witches 5.

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    Daimons 

Daimons

  • Affably Evil: Some of the ones that show up are this, which is very unique compared to the other types of the minions the others use.
  • The Berserker: If Rangy is to be believed, a Daimon without direction will attack everyone, taking Pure Hearts randomly. This is proven in the final episode of S wherein a single surviving Daimon merges with the Professor Tomoe's oven like device and begins indiscriminately taking Pure Hearts for itself.
  • Body Horror: In the manga, see Lighter and Softer bellow.
  • Blob Monster: What Daimons look like without an object or person to possess. A very nightmarish example in the manga.
  • Cats Are Mean: Nekonerru, who is part cat and part jigsaw puzzle.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: U-Ikasaman challenges the Guardians to rigged games in exchange for their freedom. Thankfully the Guardians were smart enough to clarify that she only needs to be beaten once, even if she doesn't hold up to that.
  • Creating Life Is Bad: Apparently, alien technology can create an army of monsters that make the Youma and Droids look feeble.
  • Deadpan Snarker: U-Tahime's response to Mimete's claim that the audience they're attacking is wowed by her performance is that they're actually in pain.
  • Demonic Possession: They mostly possess humans and animals in the manga. This is also addressed in the anime, but they usually possess inanimate objects during the main story line.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Daimon U-Tomodachi.
  • Kiss of Death: Mimete's Daimons remove heart crystals this way. Then swallow them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike the other Daimons, the unnamed Daimon and Rangy are played dead seriously.
  • Lighter and Softer: Manga Daimons are the Body Horror-riffic failed fusion of an extra-dimensional Starfish Alien with a life-form from our universe. They had Combat Tentacles, Vagina Dentata and Bizarre Alien Biology. Except for the one that appeared during Uranus's flashback, all Anime Daimon are women instead, and while not useless they get increasingly goofy as the season went on.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: U-Ikasaman looked like she was made up of various board and card games thrown together, a result of Mimete shoving whatever she could into the daimon oven.
  • Not So Harmless: The first two anime Daimon, Mikuji and Nekonerru. Both took out all the Guardians, and Mikuji was responsible for Usagi's transformation being undone and the reason she needed a power up. They were only defeated by A: Uranus and Neptune stepping in to stop Mikuji, and B: Usagi receiving her new transformation brooch and weapon for the third season.
  • One-Gender Race: Female. Strangely, the one possessing Prof. Tomoe seems male, and the unnamed Daimon didn't seem to have a gender at all.
  • Pet the Dog: U-Ndokai briefly stops when she sees an ill Hotaru and advises her on where to go if she's not well... unfortunately for her, this is one of those moments where Hotaru is channeling Mistress 9 and U-Ndokai gets blown away for her troubles.
  • Safety Gear Is Cowardly: Averted. The Anime Daimons are strangely safety-conscious and vocal about it. Daimon Steering actually asks if Haruka and Michiru have good insurance after they drop Haruka's motorcycle on her, and Cenicienta carries a warranty for a new arm taped to her skirt.
  • Something About a Rose: U-Baulla is a yellow rose-based Daimon. Tuxedo Mask actually accuses her of stealing his gimmick.
  • Technical Pacifist: U-Ikasaman doesn't fight the Guardians because she claims she abhors violence despite being a villain. That doesn't stop her from making them play rigged games that tend to explode when the Guardians lose.
  • True Final Boss: Well, Pharaoh 90 has been defeated and the world is saved. Wait... what's that Daimon seed doing with the Daimon-making oven?
  • Zerg Rush: Towards the climax of the anime season, all created Daimon eggs are hatched without anything to posses. The red blob monsters travel en masse to attack the Sailor Guardians.

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