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Haruka Tenoh/Amara — Sailor Uranus

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Voiced by: Megumi Ogata (first anime) (Japanese); Junko Minagawa (Crystal onwards) (Japanese), Sara Lafleur (Cloverway), Erica Mendez (Viz) (English); Belinda Martínez (first anime), Paulina Soto (Crystal) (Latin American Spanish), Rosana Beltrame (Brazilian Portuguese), Olga Lima (European Portuguese)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Sanae Kimura, Nao Takagi, Mari Hatano (Asako Uchida), Akiko Nakayama, Shū Shiotuki

"Guided by a new era, Sailor Uranus acts with elegance!"

The most pragmatic of the guardians, even willing to sacrifice lives for the greater good. Although she puts up a tough facade, she's more damaged by this outlook than she's willing to admit. When not fighting evil, she enjoys playing sports, playing the piano, driving her Cool Car, and generally wowing everyone else in the cast.

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    A-C 
  • The Ace: Along with Michiru, she's rich, beautiful enough to have Usagi, Rei, Makoto, and Minako fall for her, powerful enough to trash Jupiter in a fight in civilian or guardian form, and has a wide range of talents. In the manga, Usagi, Ami, Rei, and Makoto frustrate Minako (the original ace) by gushing about how awesome Haruka and Michiru are.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the 90s anime she and Michiru are far more smug, aloof and rude than her manga/Crystal courterpart, who only were only this at first in the Mugen/Infinity Arc. Eventually they mellow into straight heroines later in the manga.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Haruka/Sailor Uranus' hair in the manga is most often white-blond, but dark, sandy blonde in The '90s anime.
  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Is "Haruka-Papa" to young Hotaru after she's been orphaned, co-parenting with respective "Mama"'s Michiru and Setsuna.
  • Aloof Ally: With Neptune towards the inner guardians in that they are too idealistic and refuse to use lethal force.
  • Amateur Sleuth: When not fighting, she and Michiru often investigate suspicious activity rather than getting caught up in it like so many other characters. For example, they enrolled in Mugen Academy to get to the bottom of the strange things happening there.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: The Tsukinos appear often enough, other parents of the girls are either dead or rarely appear but are still confirmed to exist, but Haruka's family is never referenced.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: In Crystal it's left unclear where Haruka's stands on their gender identity. Unlike the 90's anime, where in Haruka was a pure bifauxnen, in Crystal Haruka tends to mix and match outfits, going from wearing slacks and suits, to mini-skirts to skirts. Usagi asks Haruka in one episode whether they are a man or a woman and Haruka simply replies "does it matter?" Making things even murkier later on in the season Michiru states that "Uranus in both a man and a woman who is a guardian with both sex and strength", suggesting she may be bigender.
  • Artistic License – Cars: Her 2000GT is shown to be a four-seater. The real Toyota 2000GT (including the Bond model that she drove) only have two seats.
  • Badass Driver: Is a racecar driver, one considered to be gifted enough for Japan to be proud of her.
  • Battle Couple: With Neptune. They usually arrive together and attack enemies in tandem.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The brawn to Michiru's beauty and Setsuna's brains.
  • Bifauxnen: She's depicted as the most tomboyish and androgynous-looking of the Sailor Guardian in all versions, but much more so in the 90s anime where she almost always dresses in a masculine way and regularly invokes Even the Girls Want Her. In the manga she starts out as looking very masculine, but leans towards wearing more feminine outfits after her identity as a Sailor Guardian is fully revealed.
  • Bifauxnen and Lad-ette: Is the Bifauxnen to Seiya's Lad-ette.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Not a romantic one, but Season 3 of Crystal gives us one between Haruka and Usagi.
  • The Big Girl: For the Outer Guardians, and in general, the Sailor Team. She is the second tallest of all guardians (towering over Makoto), is a competitive racer, is athletic enough to dominate Jupiter in a brawl, and like Jupiter, likes physical fighting just as much as using her guardian powers. In contrast to Ami, she prefers to power through enemies rather than step back and make a plan.
  • Biker Babe: Almost runs over Makoto too!
  • Black-and-White Morality: The Materials Collection notes state that she "sees everything in black and white terms".
  • Blood Knight: Is always more than happy to jump into battle, although her Action-first bravado is eventually put at odds with Sailor Mercury.
  • Blow You Away: Played with. Her namesake is the planet and god of the skies, but her most well-known ability, World Shaking, is often associated with the earth. Interestingly, the attack is described as "the heavens crashing down on the earth." Her other abilities usually involve unleashing blasts of energy or cosmic winds, so while she doesn't have explicitly wind-based powers, her abilities are still technically associated with the skies and the cosmos.
  • Bokukko: She uses the "boku" male pronoun. Between that and the fact she also wears a boys' school uniform and has masculine interested such as car racing, she's easily mistaken for male when not transformed.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She's a tomboy and Butch Lesbian with short hair, in contrast to Lipstick Lesbian Michiru's long hair.
  • Break the Badass: She and Michiru pretend to defect to Galaxia to gain her trust, but doing so they kill Pluto and Saturn by removing their Star Seeds. Then, when it turns out that Galaxia doesn't have one to remove, they break down and realize it was all for nothing.
  • Broken Ace: Before becoming a Sailor Guardian, she felt aimless in life. She wishes to run away from her fate, and initially didn't want to be a guardian. She was initially as unwilling to hurt a human being as an inner guardian, but gradually lost her sense of idealism. While Haruka will kill or leave innocent people to fate if she deems it necessary, she's deeply troubled by the actions she feels she has to take and fears that what they're doing is ultimately for nothing.
  • Butch Lesbian: She's tall, athletic, a race car driver, and wears her hair short. Played up more in the anime, where she rarely wears women's clothes.
  • Butt-Monkey: To Michiru whenever she's in troll mode. Especially in the last season, where Michiru loves saying Haruka doesn't like Seiya because she doesn't like popular men. In this way, Michiru's saying Haruka is actually jealous of Seiya because he has better luck with women, leaving Haruka in the position of either admitting she's jealous or having to say she does like Seiya.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Uranus Planet Power, Make up!", "Uranus Crystal Power, Make up!"
  • Chained Heat: An attack by a Daimon handcuffs Sailor Moon and Sailor Uranus together for an episode. This serves as a plot device since they'd been at odds since they ran into each other and have avoided contact. Being stuck together helps each to understand how the other thinks.
  • Character Exaggeration: In the manga, Haruka is still butch but has her feminine moments and even occasionally wears girly clothes. In the 90s anime, she is much more masculine and is even a Bokukko (in the manga she uses the girly pronoun "atashi").
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Haruka can become easily and extremely jealous whenever someone takes an interest in Michiru.
  • The Comically Serious: Sometimes. Haruka can easily flirt with others, but any flirting back tends to fly right over her head or fluster her.
  • Commander Contrarian: In the anime, though it's more to provide a counter-balance to Usagi's blind optimism. And while Usagi ultimately proves right in the long run, Haruka's reaction to some of her more reckless actions are presented as extremely logical instead of being wrong for the sake of being wrong.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the Inners, but mostly to Usagi.
  • Cool Car: One of Haruka's main characteristic traits. This is mainly due to Takeuchi's own love of certain cars and wanting to draw them.
    • One of Naoko Takeuchi's artwork of Haruka shows her posing beside a white Ferrari Testarossa F512M.
    • In chapter 14 of the manga, when showing how the Outer Guardians' life have been after the Death Busters arc, one panel shows her racing an open-wheeler race car in South Africa. Judging by what type of the car and where, it's presumed that she's racing a Formula One car in Kyalami.
    • In the anime, she primarily drives a roofless yellow Toyota 2000GT, as the cool car in You Only Live Twice. She ups the ante in episode 168 of the anime, when she's shown driving another cool car, a navy blue Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR.
    • In her debut episode, she's talks about her passion to become a racing driver before giving it up for another task (i.e. becoming a Sailor Guardian). There's an imagine spot of this featuring Group A racers from The '90s, which in this case almost entirely consists of Nissan Skyline Group A racers.
    • Episode 179 shows Haruka and Michiru sitting on the hood of a car near a lighthouse. It is not clear as in what model the car is, but it's clear that it's not the 2000GTnote  or the Testarossanote . Judging by the shape and design of the car, it's presumed a 1960s or early 1970s European-made super car.
  • Cool Sword: Her Space Sword, has jewels on the white sheath and a cool curved red blade that glows when in use (The color varies) in the 90s anime. In the manga and crystal, the blade is straight and while the manga depictions vary the color of the hilt and blade (even appearing transparent in some artwork), along with the length, crystal solidifies it with silvery decorations on the hilt and hand guard with a large blue orb connecting it to a blade the length of Haruka's arm.
  • Custom Uniform: She and Michiru have short gloves instead of elbow-length ones.

    D-M 
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prone to sarcastic remarks like Michiru.
  • The Dividual: With Neptune; they were created as a pair, never get solos in the Sera Myu, instead getting duets, and the scenes they have solo can be counted on one hand. The 90's anime forcibly separates them for a single episode, instead pairing Uranus with Mercury leading her to comment how weird it is to not have Neptune around, noting she hadn't noticed until now just how hard Neptune worked to keep up with her speed.
  • Does Not Like Men: A Running Gag for Haruka in season 5 is that she's always gets teased that she doesn't like popular men (especially by Michiru), much to her dismay and annoyance.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Natto soybeans are her least favorite food.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the manga Uranus' first appears as a Guardian in a Tuxedo Mask outfit. Every subsequent appearance she was a Sailor like the others and it is never brought up again. Oddly, this was kept in Crystal.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Usagi has always been shown to be a bit bi-curious, but in the anime both Minako and Makoto fall for her even after they learn she's not a boy. Probably played for laughs.
  • Fake Defector: In the final episodes.
  • Foil: To Ami, which is explored in the Nehellenia arc of the Stars season. While Haruka is the brawn of the Outer Soldiers, and tries to plow through hordes of enemies with brute force, Ami is the brains of the inner soldiers, and insists on studying an enemy before attacking. Haruka is tomboyish, gruff, cynical enough to think that a horrible sacrifice is necessary to preserve peace, appears very confident, and genuinely does not care whether others accept her or not, while Ami is ladylike, gentle, idealistic, insecure, and wants to be liked by others.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Like Makoto, she has a unisex name to emphasize how she has masculine and feminine traits. When she's first introduced, it also adds to the confusion over whether she's male or female.
  • Genius Bruiser: More known for her strength and fighting skills than her intelligence, but she's quite mature, a gifted musician, and must be a great student to get into the super exclusive Mugen Gakuen.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the 90s anime, Haruka and Michiru are very cynical, trying to kill Hotaru in an attempt to stop Saturn from ending the world. Even after Usagi manages to both save Hotaru and the universe, they still are aloof. In the Stars arc, both act as Double Reverse Quadruple Agents for Galaxia, even killing Saturn and Pluto to prove their loyalty. However, they are also Wrong Genre Savvy and end up dying themselves. They have good intentions, but also believe that the ends justify the means and thus do not hesitate to resort to violence or trickery. They are are much nicer in the manga.
  • Grumpy Bear: In the anime. The idea that The Power of Love and justice could triumph without a horrible sacrifice seems to offend her on some level.
  • Handsome Lech: No, really! In the anime, she flirts with a lot of girls, including Usagi and a hotel maid who appears to reciprocate (or at least be flustered). In the latter case, Michiru walked in the room when Haruka was putting the moves on said maid. She seems to have long ago accepted this part of her partner and lets it slide... mostly.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: In the old english dub, they tried to remove Haruka's sexuality by having her, and everyone around her, never shut up about how she's cousins with Michiru/Michelle. This even extended to Sailor Uranus and Neptune, despite the fact none of the characters even knew about their civilian identities. The only problem is that Haruka and Michiru have a plethora of romantic scenes together, all of which were left intact by the dub. So, instead of just regular lesbians, the dub turned them into incestuous lesbians instead.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Has a sword as her weapon across all continuities.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into one in the middle of S when she watches Neptune almost die to try and save her. She then tells not to go off without her and removes her Pure Heart Talisman (though that was more or less part of her mission). They get better thanks to Usagi.
  • Heroic Suicide: Sort of. She loses consciousness rather than die, although she intended for the latter to happen. After Eudial removes Neptune's Talisman, Uranus realizes she holds what she believes to be the final talisman inside her. To save the world, she decides to shoot herself in the heart using Eudial's gun. Usagi tries desperately to prevent this from occurring, but her cries go unnoticed, as the other guardians (including Setsuna) arrive too late. Don't worry, she gets better.
  • Hero of Another Story: She and Michiru are usually living their own adventure while the protagonists are in Tokyo. In the anime they even leave after the third season specifically to do this.
  • High-School Sweethearts: With Michiru.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She's in high school at the start and end of the series, and is even taller than Makoto. Not that Haruka (or anyone else) is bothered by it.
  • Hypocrite:
    • During the early stages of her relationship with Michiru, Haruka snarked that she didn't think a privileged rich girl like her could possibly understand a concept as bleak as the apocalypse, even though Haruka herself is a privileged rich girl.
    • Before going to confront Eudial with Michiru, Haruka tells Usagi that they won't let her slow them down with her "half-baked play war". She says this, even though she and Michiru didn't have a concrete plan for finding the Talismans all season and they hadn't formed a plan for when they confronted Eudial and when they did, she quickly gained the upper hand. Had Usagi heeded their threat and stayed away, Haruka and Michiru would've died and the Death Busters would've gotten a hold on two Talismans.
    • In the Stars season, she expresses distaste at the way Seiya "indiscriminately approaches women", yet Haruka has been shown to flirt with a lot of girls, including Usagi and the Inner Soldiers (even stealing a kiss from Sailor Moon in the manga/Crystal without her consent, which is a form of sexual assault) and unlike Seiya, Haruka is in a relationship (a stable one with trust from both sides, but still).
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Uranus and Neptune in the anime refused to work with Sailor Moon and the Inner Guardians because they believed they were too idealistic for their own good and couldn't make pragmatic decisions. After the battle with Pharaoh 90, they scold Usagi for protecting Hotaru which almost led to the planet being destroyed and say she is unfit to be queen. However, Uranus and Neptune were rookie soldiers without the experience of fighting various enemies Sailor Moon and her guardians had (judging by the information and flashbacks from the anime, they were active for roughly a year, with the Death Busters as their only threat to investigate). Naoko Takeuchi's Materials Collection notes even state that Haruka is "ignorant of the regular world" and "sees everything in black and white terms" so her claims that she and Michiru were making the best decisions don't hold much weight. Examples of their behavior include:
    • If Uranus and Neptune were as pragmatic as they believed they were, they would've teamed up with the more seasoned girls who had among them a national genius girl with a handheld supercomputer that's suggested to be more advanced than modern day appliances (Ami), a psychic girl who could've figured out who held the Talismans by divining through the Sacred Fire (Rei), and a girl with a legendary crystal that has the capacity to heal/destroy an entire planet, purge evil from a person or place, and bring the dead back to life (Usagi). Granted, Uranus and Neptune might not have known about their previous missions to know they're capable, but since Sailor Moon and the Inners started picking up notoriety after they awakened (to the point of having little dolls made in their image and kindergarteners knowing about them in R) and Pluto let them know that Chibiusa was the Princess of the Future Silver Millennium, it's hard to believe that they wouldn't have heard of their exploits through the news or word of mouth, or that Pluto wouldn't have told Uranus and Neptune about them herself.
    • After Eudial calls them to let them know she has found a Talisman, Haruka and Michiru call Usagi to meet them, tell her they won't let her slow them down with her "half-baked play war" and even take away her brooch... with the Silver Crystal inside. What Haruka and Michiru both failed to realize was that their plan for finding the Talismans had been rather half-baked. In spite of the time they spent investigating them, they were just piggybacking off the enemy's efforts: they just sat around and waited for the Death Busters to strike, remove a victim's Pure Heart, then check to see if it was a Talisman. At no point did they try to find them themselves. Eudial had to call and tell them that she found a Talisman. And at no point did they think she could have been leading them into a trap. They just rushed to meet Eudial without coming up with a plan other than collecting a Talisman for their mission.
    • Regarding Hotaru, they were hell-bent on killing her because she was the reincarnation of Sailor Saturn and they believed she would destroy the world when she awakened, yet they were unaware of her true purpose (to destroy the world only when things were at their lowest point so everything could be reborn anew) and would've killed an innocent girl and valuable comrade had they succeeded.
    • Finally, if Uranus and Neptune had teamed up with the girls and shared what they knew about the Death Busters (admittedly, something Neptune had suggested to Uranus who refused her), the issue would've been resolved quicker with far less conflict, but instead they were aloof and condescending towards them and even hindered them on several occasions. Even Tuxedo Mask said that while the Outer Guardians are strong, Sailor Moon is stronger because she has teammates.
    • In short, while Uranus and Neptune were smug and condescending towards Sailor Moon and the Inners for their beliefs, it was their aloof behavior, hasty decision making, and inability to cooperate and share meaningful communication that often led them to make things worse and cause unnecessary conflict.
  • I Have the High Ground: She and Michiru are fond of this.
  • Incest Subtext: The Cloverway dub creates an interesting inversion with Haruka and Michiru. The romantic subtext is meant to be there... but they're not supposed to be cousins in the original. The company that decided to make them cousins did so for the exact reason of preventing there being any openly gay people in the show, without actually changing enough other stuff to even try and hide how they feel for each other, just hoping no one would think it's odd for two cousins to be THAT devoted to each other.
  • Ineffectual Loner: She and Michiru have a consistently condescending view of many of the other characters, despite being surprisingly useless when combating actual Dragons or Big Bads.
  • Informed Attribute: Is thought to be more pragmatic than the Inner Soldiers, yet her decisions say otherwise. See Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance above for more details.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Haruka can be a pretty big jerk to those around her especially in S a lot of this is due to the stress of being an Anti-Hero and her belief that committing necessary evil is required to save the world. Wherever she is allowed to be herself she shows a much softer, even goofier, side especially around her lover Michiru or Usagi. In the original manga and Crystal, she and Michiru's aloofness and initial unwillingness to work with the Inner Guardians was based on the fear that the Inners weren't strong enough and would get themselves killed as well as feeling responsible for the Death Busters' invasion due to not awakening in time to intercept them.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: She is easily mistaken for a boy. When she first appeared, the others thought she was Michiru's boyfriend. Her androgynous appearance helped some dubs to claim that she was a boy in order to hide her and her girlfriend's sexualities.
  • The Leader: Of the Outer Guardians. Her leadership isn't outright stated like with Minako, but she usually takes charge once the Outers become a team. As a group, they're sometimes called "Haruka-tachi" or "Uranus-tachi" to show that she's the central figure of the group.
  • Lesbian Jock: She's a track star at school and Physical Education is her best class.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Due to being a former track star, Haruka is quite the speedster, and easily takes out Jupiter with a single blow in the gut.
  • Love at First Sight: She decided Michiru was "the one" for her upon Elsa Gray introducing the two to each other.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Subverted. She and Michiru make Galaxia think they'll defect to her as long as they can be together, but it's part of a plan to overthrow her. It doesn't work.
  • Luminescent Blush: In the Super S movie, after killing some Mooks, she questions whether their plans have good or bad intentions. Michiru points out that being a child forever is a terrible idea because "there are so many fun things to do as adults." Haruka awkwardly blushes.
  • Magic Knight: Despite being a Sailor, Uranus is physically strong and has a magical sword as add-on weapon, preferring to bash rather than magically attack enemies.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Even has a sword.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Like Neptune, Uranus strongly believes that victory is impossible without some horrible angsty sacrifice they believe only they have the moral strength to make.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Haruka is a short-haired, athletic, sword-wielding Butch Lesbian while her girlfriend Michiru is a refined, violin-playing Lipstick Lesbian.
  • Meaningful Name: Tenoh as in Tenōsei, the Japanese name for Uranus literally meaning "sky king star".
    • Her given name in kanji means "distant".
  • Morality Pet: Hinted to be this for Michiru in the first anime: Sailor Neptune's one battle before Haruka joined her shows that Neptune was far more willing to sacrifice innocents back in the day.
  • Mysterious Past: While in the first anime we see how she met Michiru, in the manga she was just there.

    N-W 
  • Necessarily Evil: How Haruka sees killing Hotaru. It's even stated that Haruka carries deep sadness about the idea of ending Hotaru's life but believes that it is the better alternative then Sailor Saturn's return.
  • Never My Fault: Haruka and Michiru solely blame Usagi for the way the conflict with Pharaoh 90 ended due to her protecting Hotaru, even though their aloof behavior, hasty decision making, and inability to cooperate and share meaningful communication contributed to the outcome of the battle just as much as Usagi's actions did.
  • Not So Stoic: When she witnesses her girlfriend, Sailor Neptune, get her Pure Heart Talisman removed, while Uranus doesn't break down or cry, for the first time in the series she looks truly heart broken. She then removes her own Pure Heart, even though she knows that if it's separated from her for too long, she would die.
  • Not So Different: From Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter. While neither of them get along, both of them are the leaders of their respective groups (The Outer Soldiers for Uranus and the Sailor Starlights for Fighter), dress as men (for Seiya, crossdressing in the manga and a physical disguise in the anime), are dedicated to their respective missions, refused to work with Sailor Moon and her guardians, and are huge flirts. Not surprising when one remembers Naoko Takeuchi based Seiya's personality off of Haruka's.
  • Odd Name Out: Like her respective planet, Sailor Uranus is the only one named after a Greek god (instead of his Roman equivalent Caelus), while the other Sailors are named after the Roman names of the gods.
  • The One Guy: In the foreign dubs that changed the gender of Haruka's civilian identify, "he" becomes the one guy among the Sailor Soldiers.
  • Opposites Attract: With Michiru. She's a sporty tomboy, Michiru is a cultured and elegant lady.
  • Out of Focus: In SuperS, hers and Michiru's only appearance is in one of the specials, although they return to full-time characters in Stars.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Was this in the past, while Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life. She stated in a flashback that track-and-field and motorbike racing were all she had to give her life meaning.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Michiru's Blue. While both had the same intentions in season 3, Haruka's attitude was more outgoing and harsh in comparison to Michiru's calmer, more introvert demeanor.
  • Refusal of the Call: Initially, she refused to accept her destiny as a soldier because her life would have been upended. It took Michiru getting injured protecting Haruka for her to eventually accept her fate.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the Cloverway dub, she and Michiru were infamously stated to be cousins to Hide Your Lesbians. But the dub didn't edit out their flirting scenes, so not only did they look like lesbians, but also incestuous ones. The dubbers apparently thought they could make their affection look familial instead of romantic.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: She and Michiru have shades of this. They seem to be independently wealthy, with nobody suspecting that they're Sailor Guardians.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She was right that Hotaru was a threat to Earth, but it wasn't for the fact she was Sailor Saturn, rather because she was the vessel for Mistress 9.
  • Samus Is a Girl: In her introductory episodes.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: With Michiru.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The French dub depicts her as a man, except when transformed.
  • Shoot Your Mate: During their deception of Sailor Galaxia, she and Michiru are forced to remove Pluto and Saturn's Star Seeds to keep up the charade.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: She and Neptune look down on Sailor Moon and the Inner Guardians because they think they are too idealistic for their own good and can't make hard decisions. Even though they have beaten several serious threats long before they came into the picture.
  • Smug Super: Along with Michiru. In their civilian guises, they seem friendly enough but their arrogance comes out when they transform.
  • Something Only They Would Say: As Usagi is being given a ride by Haruka, Usagi recognizes the latter's speech about "people only surviving by trampling on others" as the same words Sailor Uranus spoke.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: After Haruka and Michiru are introduced, they take the focus away from Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako, who are little more than Usagi's support during the Infinity arc, although the four get back in the spotlight during the Dream arc.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Tallest of the guardians, and Even the Girls Want Her.
  • Super Gender-Bender: The French dub censors Uranus' relationship with Neptune by making the former into a man with a female Guardian form.
  • These Hands Have Killed: While she hadn't killed anyone at that point yet, during the S season she looks at her hands and laments that they will become dirty after she and Neptune collect the Talismans from Eudial since the only way to get the Talismans is to rip them out of the hosts Pure Heart Crystals. Which makes it double ironic when it turns out the Talismans are inside her and Michiru's bodies the entire time.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She has a voice deep enough that it can easily pass as a teenage boy that hasn't broken his voice yet, thanks to Megumi Ogata in the 90s anime and Junko Minagawa in Crystal. This fits with her masculine characteristics.
  • Tomboy Princess: She'll power up and then literally kick your ass.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: In the manga she wears very feminine outfits as often as she cross dresses, she also wears the female school uniforms and refers herself as female when not in male disguise.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Setsuna's Neither and Michiru's Femme.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Salads.
  • Tsundere: To some extent, she acts this way toward Usagi/Sailor Moon, specially as the S season went on. She can be downright mean and rude towards her, but it's clear that she deeply cares for Usagi.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Fits her tough, badass actiony personality.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While Uranus and Neptune have some skill, they don't have the experience Sailor Moon and the Inner Guardians have (and are implied to have awoken as Soldiers a few months after the Black Moon Clan's final attack/before the Death Busters struck when they received visions of the world being destroyed by The Silence), yet their magical attacks are stronger than the Inners to better suit their responsibilities of keeping outside threats from attacking Earth.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: With their refusal to cooperate with the other guardians (who have more experience than them) and their belief that only they have the moral strength to make hard choices, she and Michiru tend to make Wrong Genre Savvy decisions that make things worse, like their Fake Defector scheme in the Grand Finale where they end up sacrificing Setsuna and Hotaru for nothing.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Anti Heroine above. This is mellowed a bit by working with the inner soldiers, but Uranus and Neptune still occasionally resort to more extreme tactics. Of course, this being an idealistic series, they are usually proven wrong about said tactics being necessary.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Along with Michiru, Haruka chastises Usagi for her idealism and protecting Hotaru (or rather, her body, which had already been taken over by Mistress 9).
    Uranus: Sailor Moon, are you happy now?
    Moon: ...
    Uranus: ... ANSWER ME!!!!
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: She only cross-dresses some of the time in the manga rather than almost all of the time as in the anime, but Takeuchi tended to make her appear a little more physically masculine when cross-dressing.
  • World's Strongest Man: Maybe not in terms of her powers, but certainly in terms of physical strength.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: From the way she and Michiru are utterly convinced that victory requires sacrifice, their tactics in battle, and their claim that Usagi's ideals are childish, they act like they're living in a war drama, not a Magical Girl series.


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