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Silver Millennium

  • Advanced Ancient Acropolis: The ancient Moon Kingdom was highly technologically advanced. Some ancient ruins remain still.
  • Benevolent Precursors: To the people of Earth. Under the rule of the wise and benevolent Queen Serenity, it was an age of peace and prosperity.
  • Crystal Landscape: Crystal Tokyo is a future Tokyo with a massive crystal palace in the center of the city.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: During the Silver Millennium, the Moon Kingdom was like this. And so too will Crystal Tokyo be in the new Silver Millennium.
  • Domed Hometown: The Silver Millennium is reimagined as one of these in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, while the rest of the Moon at that time had the barren surface we know.
  • End of an Age: Thanks to the Dark Kingdom, the long rule of the Silver Millennium came to an end.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: The Moon Kingdom was completely destroyed after the Dark Kingdom attacked, leaving every planet dead but Earth because it was the only planet not under Serenity's rule.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: As the Silver Millennium fell to the Dark Kingdom, Queen Serenity's people were wiped out. Only the people of Earth survived because they weren't part of her kingdom.
  • Fetal Position Rebirth: Everyone who was reincarnated had themselves sent to the future, appearing in a fetal position in a bubble.
  • The Good Kingdom: It's called the Moon Kingdom for a reason. Under the rule of good Queen Serenity, it was generally a prosperous utopia.
  • Ghost Planet: During the Silver Millennium, every planet was inhabited, but when it ended, the moon and all planets in the solar system but Earth became barren.
  • Holy City: The ruins of the Moon Kingdom on the moon. In the manga, Sailor Moon's power-up came from praying to the crystal tower.
  • Hufflepuff House: Everyone who's not the royal family, the Sailor Guardians, or their advisors isn't important to the story. In fact, little is discussed about the Moon Kingdom beyond Queen Serenity's palace. This carries over in Crystal Tokyo where the palace gets all the focus again. In the manga, we do learn about the castles where the other Sailor Princesses lived, but they only get a brief mention.
  • Human Aliens: The people of the moon looked very human.
  • Human Popsicles: According to the anime, the entire planet was frozen for several decades before the formation of Crystal Tokyo. Who or what did the freezing wasn't really explained.
  • Immortality Begins at Twenty: The people of the second Silver Millennium stop aging when Neo Queen Serenity takes the throne at 22.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Gender Inverted. The power of the Moon Kingdom is explicitly passed down mother to daughter. Princess Serenity received her royal title and powers from her mother (her father is never referred to in any way and may not even exist), and the same holds true for Chibi-Usa, who got them from her mother, Neo-Queen Serenity. Apart from Earth, the planets are explicitly ruled by princesses, and Parallel Sailor Moon implies that the Sailor Guardians' husbands take their wives' surnames, which are the names their children receive.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: The Moon Kingdom and Crystal Tokyo are both utopic places. From what we've seen of Crystal Tokyo, the characters are happy with their existence centuries later. It probably helps that the Silver Crystal makes everyone functionally immortal, so they probably don't have to keep watching loved ones living and dying.
  • Long-Lived: The people of the Silver Millennium and Crystal Tokyo can live up to 1000 years.
  • Lunarians: Naturally, as the Silver Millennium is the name of the Moon Kingdom.
  • Magitek: The Moon Kingdom seemed to use a lot of it. Ami's Mercury Computer was actually an interface for a supercomputer on the moon.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Crystal Tokyo counts. In the second season, it was a poisonous wasteland. But when Chibi-Usa returns after defeating the villains, it's a beautiful place.
  • Power Tattoo: The members of the Royal Moon Family have permanent crescent moon markings on their foreheads. When using the power of the Silver Crystal, the markings glow.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The people of the Silver Millennium (both past and future) have very long lives.
  • Reincarnation: Thanks to Queen Serenity's final act with the Silver Crystal, her daughter, her daughter's protectors, and others were able to be reborn as humans in the distant future.
  • Second Coming: In the future, when Sailor Moon becomes Neo-Queen Serenity, a second Silver Millennium begins with Crystal Tokyo as its capital.
  • Society of Immortals: Both Silver Millenniums are one of these, or at least a society of very Long-Lived people.
  • Solar System Neighbors: Every planet had its own native population during the Silver Millennium, and since every object in the Solar System but Earth was a part of the kingdom, there had to have been a lot of exchange between them.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Since the people of Earth stop aging in the new Silver Millennium, it can be assumed that this happens a lot.
  • Unknown Character: In episode 44, when the princess and her protectors are sent to the future, there are way more than eleven people in the group. The others were important enough to get reborn along with the princess and her guards, but they only appear as silhouettes, and their identities (past, present and future) are never revealed.
  • Utopia: Both Crystal Tokyo and the Moon Kingdom are ideal, prosperous and highly advanced societies.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Again, the many unidentified reborn souls seen in episode 44, who are never mentioned again. Animation director Hisashi Kagawa inserted them because he expected more reincarnated people from the Silver Millennium to show up later. He was right about that, but he overestimated how many.

    Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask 

Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
Click to see him in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Tōru Furuya as an adult and Megumi Ogata as a child (first anime), Kenji Nojima (Crystal) (JP), Rino Romano (eps. 1-11), Toby Proctor (eps. 12-65) (DiC), Julie Lemieux (as a child) (DiC/Cloverway), Vince Corazza (eps. 66-159, movies) (DiC/Cloverway), Robbie Daymond (Viz) (EN), Genaro Vásquez (eps. 1-65) and Gerardo Reyero (remainder) (LatAm), Esteban Massana (eps. 1-89), Mario Arenas (eps. 90-166) and Angel Sacristan (eps. 167-200) (Spain), Matthias von Stegman and Dominik Auer (GER), Marco Balzarotti (ITA), Cassius Romero (PT-BR, Classic), César Marquetti (PT-BR, R-Stars), Rogério Jacques (PT), Fredrik Dolk (Swedish), Zvika Fohrman (Hebrew, first anime)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Mizuki Sano, Yūta Mochizuki, Yūta Enomoto, Kousei Amano, Hidemasa Edo, Kenji Urai, Yū Shirota, Gyo Miyamoto and Yuga Yamato

The title character's Love Interest. A high school student that Usagi literally bumped into the day she came into her powers, long before she learned of his identity as Tuxedo Mask, a mysterious warrior whose mission is to protect the moon princess. In his past life, Mamoru was Endymion, prince of the Earth Kingdom and lover of Princess Serenity. He will one day resume his identity as Endymion to rule as king of Earth alongside Neo-Queen Serenity. Despite being a man, Mamoru fulfills the role of the Sailor Guardian of the Earth itself.

  • Action Dad: After he learns that Chibi-Usa is his future daughter, he takes this role.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He was always good-looking, but looks even more like a Bishonen in Crystal
  • Adaptational Heroism: In The '90s anime, Brainwashed and Crazy Endymion acts as a Noble Demon who often comes into conflict with Kunzite's questionable tactics, so much that he teams up with the Sailor Guardians almost as much as he did before his brainwashing, whereas in the manga, Endymion is a full blown Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Adaptational Wimp: After the first season of the original anime, his importance quickly fades, as does his badassery ratio. He mostly drops in to provide a timely distraction that lets Usagi get back on her feet, seldom actually fighting at all. Reputedly, Kunihiko Ikuhara (the second director for the 90's anime) hated his character. By contrast, he retains a larger role in the manga, as a Magic Knight who has decent attacks and swordsmanship.
  • Affably Evil: After his first brainwashing session at Beryl's hands, he still retained many of his noble qualities.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Usagi and Chibi-Usa both call him "Mamo-chan".
  • Age Lift: In the manga he's 16 at the start, 18 in the last arc and 24 in the time skip of the final chapter; in the anime he's 17 at the start and 18 by the Sailor Moon R movie, and they don't have the distant finale making it end with him at 19-20. Given that Usagi's age is the same in the manga and anime starting her off at 14, some people find him a bit creepier in the anime since he's a 17-18 year old college student in a relationship with a middle-schooler. In Sailor Moon Crystal he is a 16-year-old high school student at the start as he was in the manga.
  • Aloof Ally: In the first season. Especially because they didn't even know if he was an ally or an evil 3rd party much of the time. He would show up, briefly fight the Monster of the Week and leave often not even bothering to see if the Sailor Soldiers lived or not. Until the ball where he and Usagi rescue each other when he finally admits he's searching for the Silver Crystal for altruistic purposes (to rescue the princess of his dreams) they don't trust him.
  • Ambiguously Bi: As Ami says, he's very popular with boys. The villain of the Sailor Moon R movie acts like his ex-boyfriend, although he is a childhood friend. However, his main love interest is the very female Usagi.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In the anime-only Makaiju arc.
  • The Artifact: In the anime, especially during S and Super S. He started as a Satellite Character to give Usagi someone to emote at, but he and Usagi hooked up (ending the romance arc) at the end of R, and meanwhile Usagi had lots of friends and characters to emote at, so he basically didn't do much before he was Put on a Bus destined to crash.
  • Audience Surrogate: The first anime version of him has signs of it.
  • Back from the Dead: After being reincarnated, he dies with everyone else in the final battle against the Dark Kingdom but is resurrected. Then in Stars, he gets killed after leaving for America but comes back again in the finale.
  • Babies Ever After: Well, Chibi-Usa is the Kid from the Future; and in the last pages of the manga, which show Usagi and Mamoru's wedding, Usagi is very heavily implied to be pregnant with Chibi-Usa.
  • Badass Bookworm: In the manga version he is graduated at the top of his class and is considered almost as smart as Ami, if not as smart, is an excellent fencer, and is also considered one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in the series. Pity the poor guy is still subjected to The Worf Effect even then...
  • Badass Cape: His signature black and red cape, which allows him to look cool and mysterious. Also occasionally uses it to shield him and others.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears... well, a tuxedo with a hat and a Badass Cape.
  • Badass Normal: In live action he doesn't seem to have any inherent powers.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Usagi in the first season.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie for Usagi's Betty and Rei's Veronica, only in the first anime. He chooses Usagi.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To the other Inner Guardians, specially Ami. This is the basis for the Ami/Mamoru pairing.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tuxedo Mask does this virtually all the time.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Crystal Act 8 features Usagi finally kissing Mamoru after he saves her from an untimely death. This kiss is featured in the manga, but it's made more epic in the anime. There's even sparkles.
  • Birds of a Feather: Apart from his girlfriend and future daughter, the Sailor Guardian he's the closest to is Ami, as he's a Big Brother Mentor to her. She's also the Guardian he has the most in common with. Both are serious, intellectual geniuses, are not very social, want to be doctors and wear unnecessary reading glasses. This partly why they've been shipped in fandom.
  • Bishie Sparkle: In Act 1 of Sailor Moon Crystal, newly-smitten Sailor Moon sees these (with Audible Gleam) and a preponderance of Love Bubbles framing Tuxedo Mask, as he introduces himself while making his exit.
  • Bishōnen: He's a Magical Girl-genre love interest/male lead, so this one was kind of a given.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The worst offender in the anime. While one of the arcs in which he receives this treatment, the mini-arc about Nehellenia's return, does not exist in the manga, Black Lady and Galaxia do not let poor Mamoru miss his regular dose of Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Bus Crash: In Stars, his plane never arrives in America. This only applies to the anime. In the manga, he never even got on the plane.
  • Cape Swish: He does this a lot with his cape, which makes him look more mysterious to Usagi.
  • Cartwright Curse: People who fall in love with him tend to get killed, such as Usagi/Serenity, Beryl, An, Fisheye... Lucky for Usagi and Mamoru that they aren't allowed by the story to stay dead, and An is a case of Redemption Earns Life.
  • Chick Magnet: And suffering for it, as many female villains (and two males) have a crush on him, which usually means they want to turn him into their obedient manslave.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: The ur-example of the flamboyant, caped type in Japan.
  • The Comically Serious: Mamoru is a pretty serious guy but can sometimes lapse into this. Particularly when his child-like girlfriend Usagi (or any of the Sailor Guardians) say or do something that is so over-the-top all he can do is stare at them with a look that says "Moving right along..."
  • Cool Bike: He has an impressive-looking motorcycle that he drives around on in a few episodes.
  • Cool Mask: He's called Tuxedo Mask for a reason.
  • The Cowl: Especially in the manga where he was little more than a thinly-veiled Batman homage, even having a similar backstory and childhood trauma. As his character progressed he started to gain more elements of the Classic Cape as well.
  • Crash into Hello: He and Usagi meet each other several times by literally bumping into each other.
  • Crosscast Role: When the musicals were revived in 2013, actress Yuga Yamato was cast as Mamoru. It's not the first time a woman played a man in the musicals, but it led to a tradition of all-female casts.
  • Dance of Romance: In Crystal Act 4, Tuxedo Mask asks Usagi to dance, and the two of them share a romantic moment laden with sparkling shoujo bubbles.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family got into a car crash on his sixth birthday, which killed his parents and left him with Laser-Guided Amnesia where he couldn't even remember if Mamoru was his real name.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Particularly well noted in his former life as a prince, in which he wore dark clothes that are more usually attributed to villains; contrasts quite nicely with the princess' white dress.
  • Deadpan Snarker: All versions at the start (much to Usagi's annoyance), but at its most extreme in the 90's anime where there is a lot more time between Mamoru and Usagi's first meeting and when they learn each other's secret identities.
    "Watch where you're throwing things, Bun-Head."
  • Decomposite Character: Meta-example. Naoko Takeuchi created a concept character called Mamoru Chino who would have appeared in Codename: Sailor V had she been used. This character evolved into who became Makoto Kino, but her name was given to Tuxedo Mask.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: He suffers this in the anime, but not in the manga. In the manga Mamoru is one of the most important and developed characters: while somewhat weak on his own, the major villains are usually defeated by combining his powers with Sailor Moon's. His future as King Endymion is also of great importance. By the 4th season he becomes the character with the most focus (after Sailor Moon herself), because of his connection to Pegasus/Helios, and his weak health that fuels that arc's drama. Compared to the manga, the anime starts forcing Mamoru out of the focus after the first season. In the first season he still has an important plot role, due to his forbidden love with Usagi/Princess Serenity. However, in the second season his importance gets considerably downplayed — and by the third season onward he's turned into a mere extra, to the point that when in the fifth season he's Put on a Bus, it really lessened the impact that event had in the manga.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Kunihiko Ikuhara has been accused of having done this in the anime. Since he's an open Yuri Fan and has said that he doesn't like Mamoru, many fans have accused him of deliberately reducing Mamoru's powers and importance to the plot so Usagi would look better with other female characters. He cheerfully admitted to repeatedly killing off Mamoru for this purpose, but of course the producers would always mandate that Mamoru be brought back, much to Ikuhara's irritation. Then again this is Ikuhara we're talking about, so who knows if he is really serious.
  • Deuteragonist: Especially of the fist story arc. His search for his past and discovery of being the former Prince of Earth is given just as much focus as Usagi learning she was the Princess of the Moon.
  • Determinator: He's been orphaned, brainwashed and otherwise distressed, but manages to endure and recover from it. He's always ready to support the Sailor Guardians in their fight against evil, despite being weaker than them.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Downplayed, but he wears glasses in Crystal, when he never showed any signs of having visual impairment in either the manga or the 90s anime.
  • Distressed Dude: More in the anime, though his manga self also wasn't free.
  • Domino Mask: Wears a white one.
  • Doomed Hometown: In his past life, Endymion's home, the Earth Kingdom, was destroyed by the Dark Kingdom.
  • Dramatic High Perching: A master of this. In the anime, that was all he ever did.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original English-language dub, he becomes Darien Shields, and his dub name in his past life was Prince Darien.
  • Eternal Love: With Usagi. They were lovers in a past life in ancient times, had a Reincarnation Romance in modern time, and will still be together in the thirtieth century with a daughter.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In the anime, Fiore was head over heels in love with him, and Fisheye also found him really handsome. In the manga, one of Makoto's guy friends completely idolizes him, to the point of seeing him as a senpai.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In PGSM when Mamoru is possessed by Metallia's energy.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: After being successfully healed from being Brainwashed and Crazy, gets impaled by a crystal shard thrown by Queen Beryl in an attempt to kill Sailor Moon, and bleeds to death.
  • Flung Clothing: Endymion reveals his identity to the Sailor Guardians this way in Act 2 of the musical Kaguya Shima Densetsu.
  • Gentleman Thief: In the beginning, more so in the manga, whereas he's more of a superhero in the anime.
  • Goal in Life: To be a doctor.
  • Healing Factor: In the manga, he's able to quickly treat his own wounds and get back to healthy condition.
  • Held Gaze: After sniping at each other without really meeting eyes, Usagi pulls her test paper away from her face to further chastise Mamoru for mocking her low score, only to gasp as they both stare open mouthed, the scene turns mutually Gaussian and Love Bubbles appear. Usagi breaks the gaze and makes an awkward retreat, acutely aware that she finds the nameless boy attractive.
  • Hot Consort: To Neo-Queen Serenity. His title is king, which makes it sound like they're a Ruling Couple, but it's clear that his wife is in charge and that he's her supporting spouse. This makes sense when you think about it. As Prince Endymion, he was the prince of just one planet, while Serenity was princess to the rest of the Solar System, so if their kingdoms were united through their marriage, his domain would more likely be absorbed into hers, not the other way around.
  • House Husband: In the Kaiteiban (revised edition) of the musical Kaguya Shima Densetsu, it's revealed that he does the cooking because Neo-Queen Serenity is a Lethal Chef.
  • In a Single Bound: With all of his Dramatic High Perching moments, he seems to do this a lot.
  • Incest Subtext: Chibi-Usa has a crush on him before she realizes that he's her father's past self, and it doesn't quite go away after she finds out. After she turns into Black Lady, she actually kisses him on-panel.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Sort of.
  • Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: He wears a mask that whites out his eyes in the anime adaptations. In the original manga, the artist averted this design by giving him fully visible eyes.
  • It's All My Fault: Puts blame upon himself for not saving Sailor Moon in Crystal Act 8 and nearly letting her get killed by Zoisite. In their next encounter, Mamoru is far too ashamed to look at Usagi.
  • It's Not You, It's Me:
    • In R, he starts doing this to Usagi after having several nightmares about Usagi's upcoming death on their wedding day.
    • To a lesser degree in Super S, when he starts to become sick and fears that Usagi would catch his infection. Little did he know his illness wasn't related to any viruses, but to the presence of the Dead Moon Circus.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: The Second-Season Breakup in the first anime revolved around this. Mamoru doesn't give a clear reason at all for why he's dumping Usagi and it takes about 15 episodes until they actually talk about the prophetic dream that caused the whole situation. The kicker — said dream was sent by Mamoru's future self to "ensure their love was strong enough" to take on the Black Moon Clan.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Did a form of this in the second series, in which he was receiving rather disturbing messages that Usagi would die if they continued to be together and he forced himself apart from Usagi.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the beginning of the anime.
  • Kamehamehadoken: How his Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber attack looks in Crystal.
  • Kiss of Life: He manages to revive Usagi more than once with a kiss. In the first movie, he wets his lips with the nectar from a magic flower from Fiore and transfers its life energy to her with a kiss.
  • Lady and Knight: With Usagi and his past life with Princess Serenity.
  • Leitmotif:
    • Mamoru's early civilian appearances in the first series in which he would antagonize Usagi also had their own intense tango that would play until he left.
    • The arrival of Tuxedo Mask was usually accompanied by his own tinkly romantic theme complete with castanets. The DiC English dub changed this to a distinct Spanish-sounding guitar riff that also had a "mournful" version.
    • Moonlight Knight got an Arabian-esque version whenever he appeared in the alien arc of R. He had a different theme in the English dub that was also Arabian-esque.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: In the anime, Tuxedo Mask does not gain new powers and abilities. He starts out as something of a Sixth Ranger who is able to get the Sailor Guardians out of all their scrapes with a carefully aimed rose or fighting with his cane like a sword. But his abilities peak early while the Guardians, once incapable children, become effective magical warriors who have no need for him at all.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Usagi. Their love gives her strength.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: After he leaves to study in America at the start of Stars. Only for him to get killed after he leaves.
  • Love Bubbles: A common sight with him, especially when Tuxedo Mask is around. In Act 1 of Crystal, flat, prismatic bubbles appear in frame with Usagi along with a Gaussian filter as she and Mamoru share a sudden, lengthy Held Gaze on first meeting. After awkwardly breaking eye contact, she mentally notes her heart is still pounding.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Usagi loves Tuxedo Mask, while Mamoru has a mysterious need to protect Sailor Moon. At the same time, he's in love with the mysterious princess of his dreams who is actually Usagi's past self. In the manga and Crystal, Usagi and Mamoru actually like each other there before learning each other's identities, while in the first anime, Usagi can't stand Mamoru, who also seems to dislike "Odango Atama". In the second season, there's also the Tsukikage no Knight, whom Usagi loves while she also loves Mamoru/Mask, though he turns out to be the astral-projected manifestation of Mamoru's love for Usagi when his memories are sealed.
  • Luminescent Blush: He, sailor Moon and the Inner Guardians find out that the child they've been looking after is Moon and Mask's Kid from the Future. The parents-to-be blush so deeply that steam appears over their heads.
  • Magic Knight: The manga and Crystal make it quite clear that Mamoru is the Guardian of Earth (hence why we never see a Sailor Earth). This is heavily downplayed in the anime.
  • Meaningful Name: Chiba Mamoru means "to protect the earth."
  • The Medic: Between his power to heal people's wounds and the fact that he's studying to be a doctor, he often serves as the team's medic. He's not the only healer on the team, but he's more likely to get involved when the injuries are physical.
  • Metallic Motifs: His crystal is the Golden Crystal. This compliments his true love's Silver Crystal and symbolizes the fact that he's royalty. Ironically, though, Sailor Moon is more powerful than he, even though silver typically represents second place to gold.
  • The Millstone: While under Queen Beryl's control in the anime, he repeatedly ends up being the one to foil Kunzite's plans. Unusually, this is not due to his incompetence, but rather the fact that he's too much of a Noble Demon to go along with the less ethical Kunzite's plans, and because Queen Beryl consistently wants him on the field when Kunzite would rather not have him underfoot.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Happens whenever he gets brainwashed by the enemy.
  • Mind Rape: The reason behind his nightmares. Actually, these were sent to him by... his future self. Meaning, Mamoru had been mindraping himself all the time.
  • Mission Control: Very briefly takes up this role in the S season of the first anime. When the Guardians attempt to sneak into Mugen Gakuen, Mamoru is seen doing research in a laptop and relaying them the info since he cannot join them. He's the one who finds out about the incident in Professor Tomoe's laboratory that led to Hotaru becoming Mistress Nine's host.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Mamoru is a coffee drinker, to the point where he interrupts a romantic moment with Usagi to get a cup. In original English dubs, his preference was changed to cocoa.
  • My Future Self and Me: After traveling to the 30th century, Mamoru meets the source of the nightmares — his future self, King Endymion, trying to ensure their love was strong enough to survive the trials of the Black Moon. Mamoru's first reaction on just seeing the guy is to try and beat him up.
  • Mysterious Protector: Begins as such. Later on, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune take partially this role, at least in the 90's anime.
  • Nice Guy: From the Black Moon arc and onwards. He immediately comes far from a jerk in the beginning to a kind, calm and caring man to Usagi as her true love, treating Chibi-Usa like his daughter figure even if he isn't aware that she's really their future daughter and gives out much great advice to Usagi and her friends as possible.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: King Endymion puts his past self, Mamoru, through a Secret Test of Character by giving him strange prophetic dreams of some disaster happening involving him and Usagi, hoping that he can solve it and the two can handle anything together. Instead, Mamoru bombs it big time as he decides the best thing to do is to dump Usagi and not say why. Needless to say, Mamoru's upset when the king tells him what went on.
  • No Name Given: In the 90s anime, his name isn't even revealed until a conversation between him and Motoki after Jadeite is defeatednote .
  • Non-Action Guy: In the anime, particularly in later seasons. He says a few words to bolster Sailor Moon's spirits, throws a rose, and wanders off. He has to be saved from death/possession (season one), brainwashing/his own stupidity (season two), villain-induced illness (season four), and death (season five), not to mention many smaller instances. Except for providing The Power of Love a few times and a pivotal future cast member, he's kind of useless in battle. Possibly a case of Can't Catch Up, since the Sailors get regular upgrades while he... uh, doesn't. This makes the moment where he causes Tellu's death even more surprising. In the manga he had an actual attack and awesome mind powers — including healing, a psychic connection to his loved ones, and the ability to feel the earth's pain — and beat up bad guys more often. He was much more badass as a villain, as well.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The mask part is there, but he wears white tie and tails instead of a tuxedo which is black tie.
  • Official Couple: With Usagi/Sailor Moon. They are the main canon romantic pairing of the series and the story generally centers on them.
  • The One Guy: The only member (other than Artemis) of the heroes' group that is male. Word Of God is that men are capable of possessing Sailor Crystals, but it is extremely rare and their powers manifest differently from women.
  • One True Love: Usagi and Mamoru are to be this to each other several, and their love is often used by Usagi to gather the strength to defeat the villain in the end.
  • Opposites Attract: With Usagi. He's cool, calm and intelligent, she's lively, ditzy and ignorant.
  • Out of Focus: After the first season, his impact on the plot got smaller and smaller, eventually leading up to a Bus Crash.
  • Papa Wolf: He will do anything to keep Usagi and Chibi-Usa safe.
  • Parental Hypocrisy: In the anime, he refuses to allow Chibi-Usa to go out with older guys, even though he is older than Usagi.
  • Parental Incest: In the Black Moon arc, brainwashed villainess Black Lady targets her own father for brainwashing to monopolize his attentions, kissing him on-panel.
  • Parental Love Song: Twice in Kaguya Shima Densetsu: his verse in "Okaa-san tte nan darou? (What's a 'Mother'?)", and a sadder variant in "Yatto Aeta Ne (At Last, We Met)".
  • Personality Blood Types: He's blood type A. A lot of type A's in fiction are serious, intelligent, less open types.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Usagi's aura and parts of her uniform and accessories are often colors pink, while he is often drawn with blue highlights. The main color contrast between them is white and black, though, so it's downplayed.
  • Pocket Protector: Usagi is forced to stab him while Brainwashed and Crazy in the chest, and she's so traumatized that she attempts suicide... except he lived because the sword was stopped by the crystallized forms of the Shitennou, and she did too because the blade hit the pocket watch Mamoru given her.
  • The Power of Love: At the end of the Black Moon arc, Mamoru's love lets him go to Sailor Moon during her battle. This powers up Sailor Moon, allowing her and Chibi Moon to defeat Death Phantom with a Double Moon Princess Halation.
  • Power Palms: One of his powers in the Manga and Crystal, the Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber. More devastating than it sounds.
  • Psychometry: Mamoru has this as a power in the manga and Crystal, along with Healing Hands and an apparent Psychic Link with his soulmate Usagi. He does gain an actual attack in the Black Moon arc. His psychometry becomes more obvious starting in the BM arc; it was very subtle beforehand. He's also capable of transferring energy to other people. The removal of all his powers in the 90s anime led to an Adaptation Induced Plothole in the third season.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Like Ami, he's occasionally shown wearing "reading glasses" even though neither of them actually needs them. Mamoru, however does have the excuse that they are (initially) part of his disguise, as he was already operating as Tuxedo Mask at the start of the series.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Mamoru and Usagi were lovers in their previous lives as Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity.
  • Renaissance Man: Has an understanding of a vast knowledge of fields, speaks several languages, has skills in martial arts, cooking, theater, natural sciences, and history (although lacking the specialized knowledge of Ami). This is fitting considering some people like to nickname him "The Japanese Batman."
  • Satellite Love Interest: In the anime; from the second season onward, as he ended up Overshadowed by Awesome.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Usagi's Energetic Girl, specially in the first anime.
  • Say My Name: He and Usagi do this a lot in the various versions.
  • Sealed with a Kiss: The series ends with Usagi and Mamoru kissing in the moonlight.
  • Second-Act Breakup: The 90s anime features a second-season break-up when Mamoru has prophetic dreams that compel him to leave Usagi for her own safety. They only get back together in the last few episodes.
  • Secret-Identity Identity: Mamoru in the manga version can sometimes slip into this. The accident that killed his parents left him with no memory of them or his life before that point. It's also implied that unlike the Sailor Guardians his powers are "on" all the time, and he doesn't transform, he simply changes clothes.
  • Secret Test of Character: The dreams he went through were in the second season were actually his future self putting him through one of these. Mamoru misses the point and thinks his psychic powers are literally warning him to stay away from Usagi.
  • Sempai/Kōhai: He and his schoolmate Ittou Asanuma have this relationship in the manga and, to lesser extent, in Crystal. It's even implied that they're like this in the 90s anime.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Motoki's Sensitive Guy.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: When not in Tuxedo Mask form he wears well-tailored jackets.
  • Shipper on Deck: He and Serenity both ship Zoicite/Mercury in the musical La Reconquista.
  • Shirtless Scene: Has one at the beginning of Crystal Act 6.
  • Telescoping Staff: His cane, which he could extend at will in the anime.
  • The Smart Guy: Although it doesn't come up as often as with Ami, as he lacks her Magitek gear, he's almost, if not equally as smart as her, often better in more practical knowledge and an expert in so many fields. This helps makes up for the way the girls keep outclassing him in battle.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Gets even more unwanted admirers than Usagi for his good looks. More than one antagonist has kidnapped him to use as a Sex Slave.
  • Solar and Lunar: Has a subtle theme with Usagi. She's the Moon Princess and though he's the Earth Prince, his guardian priest Helios is named after the Sun god and Queen Nehellenia, during her final moments in the manga, refers to Tuxedo Mask as the prince of Earth who was "protected by the Sun".
  • Something about a Rose: His other ability in the anime.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Usagi/Sailor Moon in their past lives.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He wears reading glasses and looks very mature and serious in them.
  • Straight Man: He is everyone's straight man. He's a master at it, on a good day he has to play this role for a good ten people at once.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Usagi is Book Dumb and an Action Girl. He's book-smart and mostly a Non-Action Guy.
  • Taking the Bullet: Does this for Sailor Moon at least once in each season, and it usually results in his death/capture, eliciting from Sailor Moon a Big "NO!".
  • Talking Is a Free Action: While its source material's panel blocking is ambiguous, Act 1 of Sailor Moon Crystal has Tuxedo Mask fully introducing himself and assuring Sailor Moon he'll remember her in mid jump, while looking over his shoulder at her, almost suggesting full power of Flight.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's a tall man with black hair who has four different girls and several men after him.
  • Team Dad: Acts like a brother to the Guardians (specially to Ami), keeps Usagi and Chibi-Usa with their feet on Earth, in the S season he talks to the Outer Guardians directly to try finding out about their reasons.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Tuxedo Mask invokes this in S when Haruka and Michiru challenge Usagi over her actions with Hotaru. The other girls aren't happy over the two against one fight and are ready to jump in before he stops them.
  • Threesome Subtext: Usagi fantasizes about Usagi + Tuxedo Kamen + Moonlight Knight, as well as Usagi + Tuxedo Kamen + Motoki. And with the kind of relationship between his ex and his girlfriend, there's also Usagi + Mamoru + Rei.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Initially he's introduced as brash and a bit standoffish towards Usagi but as they realized they were mutual lovers in the past as Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion, he immediately loosen up and become very laidback and kind to Usagi and her friends.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Gender-inverted. He and Artemis are the only males among the heroes.
  • Two-Person Love Triangle: Usagi is love with Tuxedo Kamen and, depending on the version, Chiba Mamoru. Mamoru, on the other hand, is in love with Princess Serenity, Sailor Moon, and (once again depending on the version) Usagi.
  • Useless Boyfriend: One of the two Trope Codifiers. While this is played straight in the original anime, Mamoru feels like he's this to Usagi in the manga.
  • Warrior Prince: He is no slouch when it comes to battle, though he is not as powerful as his beloved. In fact, the "prince" form is stated to be a greater power than his "Tuxedo Mask" form specifically for this reason.
  • The Wise Prince: He's very smart, a great warrior, will do anything to protect his love and the city, but he's deeply troubled due to his tragic and painful backstory.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets subjected to this a lot.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In Act 6 of Sailor Moon Crystal, while the rest of the Sailor Guardians are fighting an enemy, Usagi nearly passes out on the street from having her energy drained and is woken up by Tuxedo Mask. She muses about having no real powers like other Guardians despite supposedly being the leader (apparently without realizing that this is a clue to her identity as Sailor Moon), and when Tuxedo Mask tells her to transform, she complains about this again. Tuxedo Mask hugs her and reminds her that she was the one who made the rest of the team realize their purpose as Sailor Guardians, and thus she is the ideal leader.
  • You Are Not Alone: He does this for Usagi from time to time. In his first appearance in all versions, he shows Usagi that she won't be fighting alone even before the other Guardians show up.

    Queen Serenity 

Queen Serenity of the Moon Kingdom
Click to see her in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Mika Doi (first anime), Mami Koyama (Crystal) (JP), Wendy Lyon (DiC), Wendee Lee (Viz) (EN), Patricia Acevedo (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR, Classic), Denise Simonetto (PT-BR, R-Stars)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Jamie Natsuki, Yuka Kobayashi

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the Sailor Moon Crystal Title Sequence, she's depicted as having the same blonde hair as her daughter, rather than the usual Mystical White Hair, which serves to exaggerate their already Strong Family Resemblance. Turns out it was done accidentally though — by episode 6 it's back to its proper color.
  • Ancestral Weapon: The Silver Crystal and the Cutie Moon Rod belonged to her before she passed them on to her daughter.
  • Big Good: She predates the series in this role, and she passes the role on to her daughter.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She manages to banish the entire Dark Kingdom by herself by using the Silver Crystal, but it costs her her own life.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: In SuperS, Queen Nehelenia is terrified by Usagi's sad eyes because Queen Serenity had the same sad eyes when the latter sealed the evil queen.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: The dying Queen sends the Guardians' souls to reincarnate in the modern era.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Just like her daughter, sports a pair of very long pigtails from her odangos.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She knew very well that releasing the full power of the Silver Crystal would ultimately kill her, but she did it anyway to banish the Dark Kingdom singlehandedly.
  • The High Queen: Was the ruler of the Moon Kingdom during the Silver Millenium, and greatly admired for her beauty and wisdom.
  • Last of Her Kind: Before her final act, she appears to have been the last Lunarian to survive when the Dark Kingdom leveled the Moon Kingdom, which makes sense, since keeping the royal family alive is a top priority for any monarchy.
  • Living Memory: The magical hologram of Queen Serenity on the moon.
  • Magical Guide: She is the deceased mother of the titular hero, she restored all of the Sailor Guardians' memories of the past, and she grants Usagi new powers in the second season.
  • Meaningful Name: Referring to both her personality and the Mare Serenitatis, or Sea of Serenity, a lunar landmark.
  • Modest Royalty: Has a fairly simple dress as far as anime royalty goes.
  • Ms. Exposition: Almost at the end of the anime, she's the one who explains the whole backstory of the Silver Millenium to the Guardians.
  • Mystical White Hair: The original Queen Serenity, along with a white dress. Sailor Moon herself was originally supposed to be white haired when transformed and blonde as Usagi. In the manga, she does have white hair as Princess Serenity and Neo Queen Serenity, but not in either anime.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Queen Serenity sealed Nehellenia away in her own mirror shortly after Princess Serenity's birth. Unfortunately, it was not enough to prevent Nehellenia from cursing the Silver Millenium to their doom.
  • Power Tattoo: All members of the moon's royal family have crescent moon markings on their foreheads that glow when using the power of the Silver Crystal.
  • Simple, yet Opulent: Her royal outfit is a very simple dress, especially compared to the Frills of Justice in the series.
  • Spirit Advisor: In the R anime.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Apart from being older and having a different hair color, she and Usagi are almost identical.
  • Thanatos Gambit: In the anime, knowing that the Dark Kingdom would be reborn sooner or later, Queen Serenity used the last bits of energy she had to release the souls of the fallen Guardians, Endymion and Princess Serenity so they'd be reincarnated as well, while also freezing Luna and Artemis in a Convenient Coma so they could become their guides.
  • Truly Single Parent: Implied in the anime (there are no mentions of her having a husband or Princess Serenity having a father) while the manga seems to imply it by showing Queen Serenity bringing the shell of a star to the Galaxy Cauldron, then Princess Serenity's birth. Not to mention the two of them look almost exactly alike.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She seals Nehellenia inside her mirror shortly after Princess Serenity's birth. Unfortunately, this has major repercussions for the Silver Millennium; once she's trapped, Nehellenia curses the kingdom to their doom, the Dark Kingdom attacks, and we all know how that ends up.
  • Virtual Ghost: When the Sailor Guardians are transported to the lunar ruins of the Moon Kingdom they are greeted by the virtual ghost of Queen Serenity.

    The Silver Crystal 

The Silver Crystal
Click to see it in the 90s anime 
The source of Sailor Moon's power, and possibly the most powerful object in the galaxy, although there have been other crystals that rivaled its strength. It used to belong to Queen Serenity, and was eventually passed on to her daughter, and later her granddaughter, as only a member of the royal family of the Moon Kingdom can use it. The Silver Crystal appears to have a will and awareness of its own. Its abilities appear unlimited, but they do come with a price. When Queen Serenity used it to defeat the Dark Kingdom, using its full power cost her her own life.

  • Anatomy of the Soul: As Usagi's Sailor Crystal, it is also her Star Seed, which is the embodiment of the soul.
  • Ancestral Weapon: It is passed down from mother to daughter through the royal moon family. In fact, only a member of the royal family can use it.
  • Body to Jewel: In the manga and Crystal, the Silver Crystal forms from Usagi's tears.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: Despite the canon belief it can be taken, and in the anime it is passed on, present Usagi always, always, has a copy of it. Even when Chibi-Usa takes the future version, Usagi still has the past version. Usagi eventually gets that copy back as well. In the manga, Chibi-Usa even gets a new pink crystal so Usagi can keep the Silver Crystal. Not that she's trying to get rid of it.
  • Crystal Prison: In the anime, the Silver Crystal was used to encase the Seven Great Youma. When it split into the Rainbow Crystals, one creature was locked in each piece.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: In the first anime, the Silver Crystal split into the the seven Rainbow Crystals after Queen Serenity used it to send her daughter and the Sailor Guardians and Prince Endymion's souls to Earth for reincarnation. The Rainbow Crystals had to be found by those wishing to reassemble them into the Silver Crystal — with the Sailor Guardians, Tuxedo Mask, and the villainous Dark Kingdom all after it. Each crystal was contained within the body of a normal human who (unbeknownst to them) was a really a reincarnation of the "Seven Great Youma".
  • Empathic Weapon: The Silver Crystal is implied to be one. It's said that it responds to and follows its wielder's heart. Later on, Sailor Moon becomes so bonded with it that she'll die if it's broken or taken from her.
  • Evolving Weapon: As Usagi uses it more, it seems to grow more powerful and becomes much more bonded to her.
  • Fantastic Nuke: In the live-action, Princess Sailor Moon can use the Crystal to obliterate the world.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: In the anime, the Guardians, Tuxedo Mask and the Dark Kingdom all separately try to find the seven Rainbow Crystals so that the Silver Crystal can be remade.
  • Green Rocks: It seems to gain whatever properties are necessary for a particular arc's plot. It can defeat evil beings, except for when it only seals them away or heals them! It can grant its user's dying wish, except when using it doesn't cause death! It's useful for saving cities of the future, initiating Transformation Sequences, and also apparently could serve as a great power battery for Big Bads! It even plays music!
  • Holy Hand Grenade: When used as a weapon, it typically sends a blast of pure light that's more powerful than the other Guardians' attacks.
  • Immortality Inducer: One of its powers is to give people the same long lifespans of the Silver Millennium's people. When Usagi becomes queen at age twenty-two, she uses it to make the people of Earth stop aging and live for centuries.
  • Inconsistent Dub: In the DiC dubs, the dubbers apparently couldn't make up their minds what the Crystal's full name should be. It's been called the Silver Moon Crystal, the Imperium Silver Crystal and just the Silver Crystal.
  • It Was with You All Along: In the manga and Crystal, after Usagi had spent so long searching for the Silver Crystal, it is created from her tears. Not so in the original anime, where it was shattered into seven pieces carried by random people.
  • Light Is Good: A major theme in the series. The bright light from the Crystal is used to save the world.
  • Light Is Not Good: Although this is normally inverted, the Crystal can be used for great destruction if the bearer so chooses. In the live-action, Princess Sailor Moon does just that when she uses it.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: This happens whenever Sailor Moon uses the Silver Crystal in an attack.
  • Mass Resurrection: More than once, the entire main cast is brought back from the dead thanks to the power of Silver Crystal. In the finale, after all Star Seeds except Usagi's and the Starlights' are stolen, the Crystal helps return them and revives every single person in the galaxy.
  • Mineral MacGuffin: The most important one in the series. It's not a literal MacGuffin because it's used so much, but it's a jewel that drives the plot, so it counts.
  • Morph Weapon: It has taken on many different shapes, such as an orb, a teardrop, a rose, a lotus and a diamond.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Only a member of the moon's royal family can use it.
  • Power Crystal: The source of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon's powers. They normally wear it in brooches worn on their chests, although Usagi originally carried hers in the Moon Stick when she first got it.
  • Rainbow Motif: The shattered pieces in the anime are the seven Rainbow Crystals in the seven colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. They even appear in that order.
  • Rule of Seven: There are seven Rainbow Crystals, which were used as a Crystal Prison for the Seven Great Youma.
  • Sentient Phlebotinum: Even though it's never outright confirmed, the Silver Crystal is suggested to have a consciousness of its own.
  • White Magic: The magic of the Silver Crystal and it seems to be able to do anything - lifting evil spells, healing wounds, defeating any form of dark creature etc. In the anime it's even used to purify and redeem several villains via The Power of Love. It's even able to resurrect the dead - though using the full force of the crystal's power is inevitably fatal. However, in the manga and in Crystal, Neo Queen Serenity was shown using the Silver Crystal to resurrect those who had been killed by the Black Moon Clan's assault, demonstrating that one could avoid dying from using the crystal's full power if they achieve a mastery of it.
  • World-Healing Wave: The ending of the first season of the first Sailor Moon ending, in which Moon releases the full power of her Silver Crystal and both defeats Metallia and Beryl, reverses the damage done by the Dark Kingdom and revives the dead Guardians, Mamoru/Endymion and herself as her last wish on the Crystal. It's also implied in the anime that when Neo Queen Serenity ascends, she pulls one of these for the entire planet after some global freeze/disaster.

The Cats

Click to see their human forms 

  • Alien Animals: Cat aliens from the planet Mau.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: A very subtle example. In their early appearances, the cats would display "normal" catlike behavior to a greater extent than they did later on.
  • Badass Adorable: As adorable as any other cat, they all get some awesome moments, and even occasionally help the Guardians in battle sometimes.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Towards the end of the manga, after the cats are injured, they lose their ability to speak and seem no different than other cats.
  • Cats Are Magic: Well, not all cats, just alien ones with crescent moon sigils.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Are they EVER! (Well, at least the adult cats — Diana doesn't seem to quite have grasped what sarcasm is for yet.)
  • Cat Stereotype: Luna, the black cat, is more temperamental and stubborn than Artemis, the white cat. However, she does avert the stereotype of black cats as being evil. Both of them act as The Mentor and are undeniably magical. Diana, who is light gray (alternately light purple) seems to take more after Artemis, which fits with how light gray cats in fiction often follow the same stereotypes as white cats.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Luna is dark purple, Artemis is white and Diana is grey. In fact, Luna and Artemis basically look like a Palette Swap.
  • Cute Kitten: Luna, Artemis and their Kitten From The Future Diana are all Ridiculously Cute Critters.
  • Demoted to Extra: Happens to all of them, to some degree, in both manga and anime. Artemis was a major character in the Codename: Sailor V manga, but got a far smaller role in Sailor Moon, while Luna played a major role in the early parts for the manga and anime, only to have her role drastically reduced in later arcs — and both cats have notably larger roles in the earlier parts of both manga and anime than they have towards the end. As for Diana, she has a larger role in the manga, but gets very little screen-time or importance in the anime.
  • Doing in the Wizard : In the manga, they previously seemed to be just another magical element inherited from the ruined Moon Kingdom, but it turns out that their abilities come from being aliens from Mau.
  • Familiar: As cats, they combine this with Mentor Mascot and act like familiars to Usagi, Minako and Chibi-Usa
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In Manga the three cats get torn apart by one of Galaxia's minions, namely Tin Nayanko, in the final arc. They survive but are unable to talk or take human form. Usagi leaves them in the care of her mother, explaining Artemis belongs to Minako and he and Diana are Luna's family. Someone from Shadow Galactica grabs them off screen and Lethe kills them in front of Sailor Moon. The next page shows Luna and Artemis' future selves fading away in the 30th century to confirm it wasn't an illusion. And this is the last time they're seen, leaving it ambiguous on if they're revived with everyone else.
  • Furry Reminder: While they aren't technically anthropomorphic, the few times they actually act like normal cats still qualify as this. This was mostly in the earlier episodes.
  • Humanity Ensues: All three are capable of taking on a human form. In the anime and manga, Luna appears as an adult woman, but in the live-action, she's a young girl.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Frequently play this role, at least when their charges are less experienced. Both Luna and Artemis get pretty exasperated at the girls' antics.
  • Maid and Maiden: The cats play the Maid role to their respective owners who play the Maiden. This is most obvious with Luna as Usagi's mentor and care taker in the early stories.
  • Mentor Mascot: In cat form, they serve as mentors and guides to the Sailor Guardians.
  • Morphic Resonance: In the manga, their human forms' hair and eye colors are the same as their cat forms.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Diana is the sweetest of the bunch, Luna is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, and Artemis is mostly nice but can be rather sarcastic.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: They started out as more like mentors, but once the girls got wise and experienced enough and didn't need much mentoring anymore, they didn't do much beyond helping on the sidelines.
  • Out of Focus: They fall out of focus in the final season.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Inverted with dark Luna and white Artemis.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: All three of them are named after names for the moon goddess (even the male Artemis).
  • Sleep-Mode Size: The attractive and probably powerful mentors of the guardians are forced to take the form of adorable cats while on Earth.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: While they're killed off in the manga, they survive in the anime, and even have speaking roles in the last scene.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Luna and Artemis have this in regards to having Usagi and Minako as their protégés.
  • Telepathy: Luna and Artemis displayed the ability to restore memories in the anime.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: Perhaps the queen (and king) of this trope is Sailor Moon, in the guises of Luna and Artemis, also their daughter Diana. In the Manga is revealed that Rei's crow pets Phobos and Deimos play a similar role.
  • Undying Loyalty: Utterly devoted to the Guardians. Even when there's tension between them, like when Luna is frustrated with Usagi's initial irresponsibility, the cats still stand by them through and through.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They're the only ones of Usagi's friends not shown to be resurrected at the end of the manga. It's entirely possible they were resurrected "offscreen," but nothing is never confirmed as they are never mentioned again.


Click to see her in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Keiko Han (first anime), Ryō Hirohashi (Crystal) (JP), Jill Frappier (DiC and Cloverway), Michelle Ruff (Viz) (EN), Rocío Garcel and Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Márcia del Monaco (PT-BR, Classic), Márcia Gomes (PT-BR, R-Stars) António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Tomoko Ishimura

  • Accent Adaptation: In the Canadian dub, she's given a British accent, as she's played here by London native Jill Frappier.
  • Adaptational Badass: In Sailor Moon Crystal she is more in charge and competent in her role as guide and advisor to the Sailor Guardians.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Luna's exasperation towards Usagi became more noticeable in the '90s anime. She also acts a lot more physically/emotionally abusive to Artemis in the anime compared to the manga.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In ''Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" she acts more like an innocent child when in her human form. She later reveals it's an act to make the Dark Kingdom underestimate her.
  • Amusing Injuries: In Act 1 of both the manga and Crystal, Usagi first meets her via stepping on the cat's spine, tripping and faceplanting on the sidewalk. Luna returns the favor by maniacally scratching Usagi's face, (the marks from which disappear after a single scene) then leaping away none the worse for wear.
  • Bed Trick: A variant. In one episode of Stars, Luna is found by Yaten of the Three Lights. Luna goes with him because she thinks he's cute. When Luna returns to the girls, Minako notices she smells like scented soap, and Luna mentions while blushing that she shared a bath with Yaten.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: She sometimes feels like this when it comes to assisting Usagi.
  • Brutal Honesty: She often points out Usagi's flaws to her rather harshly. Lampshaded in one episode where she actually admits that her honesty can sometimes be too much for Usagi.
  • Butt-Monkey: She often gets the short end of the stick, usually whenever Usagi is being careless.
  • Cats Are Mean: Downplayed, but she does occasionally have her Jerkass moments, particularly towards Usagi and Artemis.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: She does give a few snarks towards Usagi's antics and she would sometimes get annoyed with her too.
  • Cat Girl: In PGSM, once the Silver Crystal gives her a half-human form.
  • Characterization Marches On: She acted more like a normal cat in the first few episodes of the anime — for example, she would occasionally show affection to Usagi by licking her face.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She always tries to reason with Usagi in telling her not to do anything foolish in contrast to what she is supposed to be doing. Not that Usagi ever listens.
  • The Comically Serious: Occasionally, most notably in the American dub.
  • Cool Big Sis: Sometimes, though in some incarnations she is said to be younger than Usagi.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: In Act 1 of Sailor Moon Crystal, a thick red set show up on angry, temporarily nonverbal cat familiar Luna as she rapidly scratches her human Usagi's face in retaliation for her upsetting apology kiss.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is a black cat, but she is overall a very helpful mentor to the Guardians (even if she does occasionally lose her patience with Usagi).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as deadpan as Artemis, and more likely to start lecturing or losing her temper, but she can still snark with the best of them.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • How she deals with Usagi tends to vary. She is normally stern but reasonable and helpful, but she can be rather nasty to her on some occasions.
    • Her relationship with Artemis can be either healthy or borderline abusive depending on the episode.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She tends to do this Artemis, such as clawing him over allegedly having an affair with her.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She goes barefoot in her human form.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: She attacks Artemis when she believes he cheated on her with another cat and had a child. No one is bothered by this, especially when it turns out Diana is their kid from the future.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: The S movie has Luna — in her cat form — kiss her sleeping human crush Kakeru. (She was apparently inspired by Usagi's words about Mamoru looking very cute while asleep.)
  • Eccentric Mentor: Blame Queen Serenity for removing her memories.
  • Exposition Beam: One of her abilities. She uses it to restore the girls' memories in the second season.
  • Facepalm: Being a cat, she facepaws in Act 3 of Crystal when Usagi does a Suspiciously Specific Denial.
  • Free-Range Pets: Regularly goes out investigating by herself and even set up a secret base in the Game Center. It's justified as Luna is an alien cat who understands humans.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She can be rather impatient with Usagi when the latter goofs off. It also doesn't take much for Artemis to make her lose her cool.
  • Happily Adopted: In the live-action. When she takes a human form, she joins the family, takes their surname, and is treated as Usagi and Shingo's little sister, which she's happy with.
  • Herald: Originally when she first appears to Sailor Moon.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She gets on Usagi's case when the latter allegedly wet the bed, but doesn't hold it against Chibi-Usa when it's revealed it was her who did it. When Usagi points this out to Luna, Luna excuses herself by telling her, "Well, you deserved it."
    • When she merely thinks Diana is the lovechild of Artemis and another cat, she violently rages at him. Fast-forward to Sailor Stars, where she openly fawns over Yaten, perfectly fine with the fact that Artemis knows.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming:
  • Interspecies Romance: She gets a crush on Hot Scientist Kakeru in the S movie and the short manga story it was based of. Then in Stars she gets a brief crush on Yaten.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She may be a bit harsh to Usagi from time to time, but she does have every right to call out Usagi when the latter doesn't take things seriously.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has her moments of Jerkass-ness in the 90s anime. Still, she's a good-hearted cat deep down and sticks by Usagi's side when it counts.
  • Karma Houdini: She's never really held accountable for her poor treatment of Artemis nor does she ever do anything to make it up to him when she tried to cheat on him with Kakeru or when she slashed his face thinking Diana was his illegitimate child.
  • Kick the Dog: In the 90s anime, a lot of Luna's exasperation came from dealing with Usagi's immaturity, but there were times when she was just mean to her for no reason. She does the same thing to Artemis as well, but shows far more violence in dealing with him.
  • Leitmotif: She has her own theme music that plays whenever she gives the Sailor Guardians new items.
  • Live Mink Coat: In an episode, Usagi uses the Disguise Pen to put herself in fancy clothes for sneaking in a posh reception... and she wears a disgruntled Luna around her neck as a fur stole.
  • Mama Bear: There were several points where Luna will step into a fight to protect Usagi. In the season one finale, she prepares to travel to the North Pole when realizing Usagi will use the Silver Crystal to fight Beryl, at the cost of Usagi's life. When Artemis tells her they won't arrive in time, Luna screams helplessly. Season two has her attempt to rescue Sailor Moon from Cardians and a mysterious portal.
  • Moral Myopia: She is willing to cheat on Artemis behind his back, but she will go on an Unstoppable Rage if he allegedly does so to her.
  • Ms. Exposition: Both Luna and Artemis tend to work as the ones to deliver exposition.
  • Not so Above It All: Luna gets a lot of moments like these. When Usagi freaks out about gaining half a pound, Luna sketches a fat caricature of her. When Artemis is having a bad day, Luna joins in with the teasing too (though does back off when she realizes he's legit offended). Also, Luna usually scolds Usagi for her Big Eater habits but in one episode she enjoys some of Ikuko's home-made treats — and complains when Usagi takes them to share with Rei.
  • Odd Friendship: With Yaten in the fifth and final story arc. For a time, she's the only one Yaten willingly allows themselves to accept as a friend.
  • Only Sane Woman: Regards herself as this sometimes.
  • Parrot Pet Position: She and Artemis frequently ride on one of the Guardians' shoulders.
  • Purple Is the New Black: It's not exactly clear if she's meant to be purple or black.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Artemis' Blue. She is often borderline temperamental, while Artemis is usually laid-back and gentle in comparison.
  • Rescue Romance: Her crushes on humans start when both of them save her: Kakeru pulls a Diving Save when she's about to be run over by a car, Yaten saves her from birds.
  • Sixth Ranger: Only in the live-action series as Sailor Luna.
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: She is prone to Amusing Injuries much like Usagi.
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: Speaks with a mature British accent in the first English dub and is generally portrayed as wise and intelligent.
  • Stellar Name: Her name is Latin for moon.
  • Team Mom: Luna is responsible for assembling the sailor guardians and provides them with their equipment. She also works hard to make them work together despite their contrasting personalities and personal rivalries.
  • Tsundere: Type A towards Artemis. Also towards Usagi, in a non-sexual way.
  • The Unfair Sex: Luna gives Artemis nothing but grief when she thinks he's being unfaithful, but when Luna shows romantic interest in somebody else everybody gushes about Luna finding love.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She doesn't take it very well upon believing Artemis had an affair with her.
  • Vague Age: Though she is technically Really 700 Years Old, her physical age is uncertain and even seems to vary between incarnations. It's particularly notable in the live-action series, where her cat form sounds and acts identical to her anime counterpart (who is a full-grown cat), but when she transforms into a human, she takes on the form of a young child. Takeuchi's notes place her at "a year younger then Usagi"
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the first English dub, despite being said to be around Usagi's age in human years, she sounds too much of an elderly woman.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: The Materials Collection reveals that in human form, Luna is a year younger than Usagi, but she still acts her mentor and guide.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Usagi form a strong bond over the course of the series, but Luna is frequently frustrated with Usagi and both deliver Amusing Injuries to each other.
  • Yellow/Purple Contrast: As Sailor Luna, her outfit is mainly yellow with purple trim.


Click to see him in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (first anime), Youhei Oobayashi (Crystal) (JP), Kappei Yamaguchi (PGSM, JP), Ron Rubin (DiC and Cloverway), Johnny Yong Bosch (Viz) (EN), Salvador Delgado (LatAm), Marcelo Campos (PT-BR, Classic), Carlos Silveira (PT-BR, R-Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT), Pietro Ubaldi (IT), Simone D'Andrea (IT, R movie), Leonardo Graziano (IT, Crystal)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Kenji Himeno

  • Adaptational Badass: In Codename: Sailor V, he's useless in battle. In the first anime he could fight off a Cardian, and the first thing he does in the main series and Sailor Moon Crystal is to shatter the crystal weapon that Zoisite was about to kill Sailor Moon with.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Though he loves Minako very much, in the manga, especially in Codename: Sailor V, he's supremely bossy and can be downright mean to her... and though he seems to have Took a Level in Kindness by the time he appears in the Sailor Moon manga, he still has some rather callous moments. In the anime he's far more jovial and supportive from the start, even if he can't stop snarking.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Much like Luna, he's very much this to Minako, especially in Codename: Sailor V where he's constantly trying to keep Minako from slacking off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In Makaiju arc of the first anime, a Cardian curbstomped and depowered Sailor Moon. When Sailor Moon returned with a power up, we found out that Artemis has fought the Cardian all the time and even scratched it, doing better than Sailor Moon herself. Granted, Sailor Moon's power was decreasing at the time, but still...
  • Big Brother Mentor: Minako's mentor, and she never considered him a pet, more like a brother.
  • Big Eater: It's not heavily emphasized, but it comes up every so often: Artemis likes food and is quite happy to eat more than his fair share. It's not a coincidence that a number of his "investigations" just happen to include fancy seafood restaurants.
  • Bishōnen: A very pretty boy in human form, complete with long hair and a partly visible midriff. This makes his Gender-Blender Name even funnier.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's very clever and does have some powers of his own (more obviously so in the manga, but it's there in the anime too — see Beware the Nice Ones above), but is far more laid-back and less active than Luna, and is perfectly willing to kick back and catch up on his sleep while everyone else does the heavy lifting.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Subverted in Codename: Sailor V. Artemis often questions Minako's Chronic Hero Syndrome, but it's because of her declared motivations (showing up cops, that she hates) and her tendency to get distracted-and possibly forget there are far bigger problems around.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: He often gives sarcastic remarks to Minako when the latter is being foolish.
  • Chew Toy: While Luna can be a Butt-Monkey (especially around Usagi), Artemis never catches a break, especially in the anime. His manga self takes far less abuse (unless we count the Codename: Sailor V manga.)
  • Cleavage Window: Has a crescent moon shaped one in his human form. There’s also a window for his belly button.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Serves as this to Minako, though (again, excluding the Sailor V manga) is usually much more patient with her than Luna is with Usagi.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Indeed. Like when the Sailor Scouts were at a beach, looking at guys through binoculars.
    Artemis: They come to this great beach, and all they do is ogle boys!
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Luna, who is Tsundere for him.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: In the Sailor V manga, he walks into Minako's bedroom while she's asleep and licks her face to wake her up. It would be pretty creepy if he wasn't a cat.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Blame Queen Serenity for removing his memories. Though in the manga, his are more intact than Luna's as he knows the Moon Princess' real identity from the start.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: How he obtains his transformation in a human form and Minako's Super form.
  • Gender-Blender Name: This is mentioned in the Sailor V manga, when Minako points out that he's a male cat with a goddess' name. Although the Greek name Artemis is actually gender neutral; it just so happens that its most famous holder is a goddess.
  • Interspecies Romance: Has a tendency to be subject to this.
    • Occasionally, there are hints of him having a crush on Minako. At one point in the manga, he peeps on her in the bathroom, and in the one anime episode, he presents her with roses to cheer her up.
    • In one chapter of Codename: Sailor V, he crushes on a dog named Luna-chan. Who turns out to be a male villain in disguise.
    • In an episode of Super S. He seems to be attracted to a Catholic nun named Sister Maria, but it turns out he was fantasizing about cat marriage in a Catholic church.
  • Light Is Good: He's a white cat and is very helpful to Minako and the others.
  • Live Mink Coat: In the opening sequence for the S movie, Minako tries on several outfits in a retail shop. The last one is a super-revealing dress topped with a full length fur coat, and she's also wearing a fastidiated Artemis as a stole.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His human form in the manga.
  • Mystical White Hair: His human form, only seen in the Sailor Moon manga.
  • Nice Guy: While he has his snarky moments like Luna, he's overall a very helpful and amiable cat.
  • No-Respect Guy: He frequently gets treated like dirt by Luna no matter how hard he tries to support her and the others.
  • Nose Bleed of Lust: In the manga's Princess Kaguya short story, he does this after seeing Luna transform into a human girl. (In the "Sailor Moon S" anime movie, he is not present when she transforms.)
  • Only Friend: Between the end of Sailor V and Minako joining the team, her social life is so wrecked that Artemis is her only friend for a while.
  • Only Sane Man: Perhaps to an even bigger degree than Luna.
  • Parrot Pet Position: He and Luna frequently ride on one of the Guardians' shoulders.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He gradually becomes Minako's closest and most consistent friend and vice-versa. A crush on her is hinted a couple of times, but nothing comes of it, and Luna is his true love anyway.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Luna's Red. He is usually laid-back and gentle, while Luna is often borderline temperamental in comparison.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: To Minako. He's smart and rational in contrast to klutzy Genki Girl Minako.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He does this in the Viz Media dub, courtesy of Johnny Yong Bosch.
  • Super Strength: In the SuperS arc of the manga, when Minako is dropped through a trap door by one of the Lemures, Artemis manages to grab her hand and keep her from falling.
  • Taught by Television: He takes advantage of this trope in the Codename: Sailor V manga: as soon as he learns that Minako has this ability, he creates the Sailor V Game for the only purpose of training her, and succeeds. The Sailor V Game has also been used in the Sailor Moon manga to train Sailor Moon in the use of the Moon Stick.
  • They Fight Crime!: She's a goddess reincarnated as a cute middle schooler, he's a talking cat from outer space, together they fight against the Dark Agency.
  • Trickster Mentor: As shown by his creation of the Sailor V Game (see above) and when he took advantage of Minako going overweight due to too much chocolate to literally trick her into putting up muscles (to Minako, all the exercise she was doing was supposed only to make her slim again, only to notice at the end of the battle that her Sailor V outfit was still too tight because she had exercised enough to get the weight back in muscles).
  • Two Girls to a Team: Gender-inverted. He and Mamoru are the only males among the heroes.
  • Vague Age: Artemis's age isn't given in any incarnation. In human form, he looks like he might slightly older than the girls, but in a world with Time Travel, Reincarnation and characters who are Really 700 Years Old, pinning down his age is a problem.


Click to see her in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (first anime), Shoko Nakagawa (Crystal) (JP), Loretta Jafelice (series), Naomi Emmerson (Black Dream Hole) (Cloverway), and Debi Derryberry (Viz) (EN), Cony Madera (LatAm), Fátima Noya (PT-BR, SuperS), Cristiane Bullara (PT-BR, Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)

  • Badass Adorable: More in the manga and Crystal than in the anime.
  • Cat Girl: In the manga, she can take on human shape in times of crisis. Unlike Luna and Artemis, she keeps her tail when human.
  • Children Are Innocent: Generally a sweet, friendly, and curious little kitten, though she can also be timid and naïve.
  • Cute Kitten: Her parents are cute too, but Diana cranks the cuteness up. Just look at her!
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: While her parents are master snarkers, Diana... isn't. Especially in the anime, she sometimes seems to get confused by sarcasm, though it's probably a reflection of her youth and innocence.
  • The Generic Girl: Doesn't get fleshed out much like her parents do and doesn't do much other than being Chibi-Usa's animal companion.
  • Head Pet: Often sits on Chibi-Usa's head.
  • Kid from the Future: Luna and Artemis's daughter.
  • Nice Girl: While Luna is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and both her parents are very snarky, Diana is the nicest of the three.
  • Tagalong Kid: She's the only child among the cats, just as her charge is youngest of the Sailor Guardians.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: She's generally portrayed as rather innocent, but on many occasions reveals herself as extremely perceptive. In the manga, Sailor Pluto even trusts her to guard the Time Gate for short periods of time. Or rather she manages to talk Pluto into breaking one of her three Taboos to abandon her post and leave the Door of Space Time in her care instead, telling her that she's just a kitten and thus can't help Sailor Moon, but Pluto could, while kitten can watch a secret door.

The Sailor Starlights/Three Lights

Click to see them as the Three Lights 

  • Adaptation Personality Change: As a group of soldiers, their anime counterparts are colder and more standoffish than their manga counterparts. As civilians, the change to their individual personalities is quite noticeable; Taiki, while still cordial, became a bit cynical and once dismissed Ami's belief in dreams and romance; Seiya, who was serious and pensive like Anime!Taiki, became playful, cocky, and flirtatious; Yaten, who in the manga was a lot like Anime!Seiya, became a blunt and snarky tsundere.
  • Amazon Brigade: A three-member version of one. Even in the 90's anime, they count because they're only male when they're not transformed, and even that is not their true form.
  • Ambiguous Situation: What specific celestial bodies, if any, they are the Sailor Guardian of, given that they refer to Kinmoku as their homeworld and Princess Kakyuu is the guardian of the planet. The anime pictures Kinmoku with three moons, which may be what the Starlights represent.
  • Art Evolution: Over the course of a single season they get two versions of the same transformation and 3 versions of the same attack, which is largely the only time in the entire series stock footage is entirely redone outside Sailor Moon's transformations. (In comparison Sailor Moon's first attack, Moon Tiara Action, has animation errors in regards to her rear bow, that are never corrected despite the stock artwork being redone a few times to match her updated uniforms)
    • Their first transformation is largely a series of still frames with a few effects, while their second is given more attention, being more on part with the 4 Guardian Soliders in quality (though poor Taiki gets her focus episode before the update and never gets a full version with a solo pose). Like their attacks, the full transformation appears to be saved for when the audience actully starts to learn about their charcter, but it's a jarring shift for a series that avoids updating it's stock footage (The Outer Soldiers for comparison never get an updated transformation this same season to match their new uniforms, never getting to transform on screen again.)
    • Their first and second attack versions are largely the same, but with the mysterious addtion of a star shaped device (clearly intended to sell toys) called the Sailor Star Yell replaceing the glowing white star their attacks launched from in the orginal versions (Yaten doesn't get a second version, never getting a chance to attack until the next change). The third version was a total redo of the second that more clearly involved the Sailor Star Yell and appears to actully use the divice to boost it's power as the effect changes. The reveal of the Sailor Star Yell coincides with their shift from Psudo-Mysterious Protectors to proper rivals, like but much Chibi-Chibi suddenly randomly giving Sailor Moon the Holy Moon Chalice, where they came from or why they can suddenly power up the attacks for the third version, is never discussed by the charcters.
  • Ascended Extra: All of them; Naoko Takeuchi herself didn't quite understand why they were given such a major role in the anime, though this continues the trend of the 90's anime where it gave minor characters and minor supporting characters from the manga larger roles in the anime.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Undoubtedly easy on the eyes as women and men.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Their sailor uniforms leave their midriffs exposed.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Yaten, Taiki and Seiya respectively. This is particularly shown in the manga when Michiru, Ami, and Haruka are shown up by each of them respectively and are pretty sore about it.
  • Bishōnen: The anime portrays them as attractive young men in their civilian forms.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: In the 90s anime, they have the ability to transform from men into women at will. This is left unexplained, though apparently their female forms are their "true" ones.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Taiki has brown hair, but still fits in between light-haired Yaten and dark-haired Seiya.
  • Combination Attack: "Starlights Fusion Tempest!" It's only named in the musicals, but something similar appears in the second-to-last episode, and it's one of the only attacks to hurt Galaxia.
  • The Dividual: In the manga, they were intended to be this, much like Haruka and Michiru. Being Ascended Extras in the anime, though, they were given different personalities and some episodes that starred them individually.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original English manga, they become Seiya Lights, Taiki Lights and Yaten Lights.
  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: Their outfits look like shiny-black leather full of straps that reveal a lot.
  • Freudian Trio: In the manga, Yaten is the Id, Taiki is the Ego and Seiya is the Superego. This is an interesting example as the Superego in this case is in charge of the group.
  • Foil: To Uranus and Neptune during the S season. Both groups were distant towards Sailor Moon and her guardians, refused to work with them, and had their own missions that they didn't want them to be a part of. However, Uranus and Neptune were recently awakened and inexperienced soldiers who didn't know much about their enemy and with only premonitions to kickstart their mission, and underestimated Sailor Moon's abilities. The Starlights on the other hand, had been active and experienced soldiers for a while (judging from their dialogue and flashbacks), knew exactly who their enemy was and exactly what they were capable of, had their mission to find Princess Kakyuu after she fled kickstarted with their planet's destruction, and noticed Sailor Moon's powerful abilities right off the bat, realized her power could prove useful to the point of agreeing to form an alliance with her (an alliance that never came to be due to Uranus and Neptune's intervention).
  • Good Is Not Nice: They're a bit distant and standoffish towards the Earth Guardians, but they are still good guys determined to protect their princess.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Their sailor uniforms.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Giving them a Gender Bender in the anime was allegedly to avoid repeating the controversy of Haruka and Michiru.
  • Human Aliens: Apparently a given for the Sailor Moon universe.
  • In the Name of the Moon: "Sailor Starlights, stage on!"
  • Leitmotif: They had their own transformation music, attack music, and also a unique whistling theme that played to herald their appearance.
  • Married to the Job: Very dedicated to finding their princess. In the anime, this somewhat subverted as Sailor Star Fighter genuinely enjoys their life as Seiya Kou on Earth.
  • Meaningful Name: Seiya means "field of stars", Taiki means "atmosphere", and Yaten means "night sky". Also the "three lights" are a Shinto concept, meaning the sun, moon and stars (represented by Seiya, Taiki and Yaten respectively).
  • New Transfer Student: While the Sailor Starlights are already known to the cast due to being super famous Idol Singers, they join the cast proper when they transfer in. The manga had already introduced them much sooner, however, which doesn't quite match this trope (they transfer into Juuban High to stay close to Usagi), but the anime plays it almost completely straight (where they're simply searching for Princess Kakyuu.)
  • Personality Blood Types: Subverted. Their blood types are given (Seiya is O, Taiki is AB and Yaten is B) but don't quite fit their personalities like the main cast do.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The 1990s anime's Transformation Sequences for the Sailor Starlights involved the background and their bodies changing from blue to pink as they changed from their male disguises to their true female forms.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the manga, they can grow wings and fly in space, along with Princess Kakyuu, Eternal Sailor Moon, and Sailor Chibi-Chibi.
  • Samurai Ponytail: They wear long, low, tidy ponytails. Naoko Takeuchi only added this feature when she was told that short-haired dolls were harder to make.
  • Shell Shocked Veterans: Their standoffish natures have to do with having witnessed the destruction of their home planet by Sailor Galaxia and being forced to flee after their Princess.
  • Short Hair with Tail: They all have this hairstyle, both to show their masculine vs. feminine traits and because Takeuchi was told that short-haired wigs would be difficult to make for dolls.
  • Signature Move: Fighter: "Star Serious Laser!" Maker: "Star Gentle Uterus!" Healer: "Star Sensitive Inferno!"
  • Similar Squad: They're the collective Mirror Character of the Outers. Both groups are a trio of mysterious women consisting of a Lesbian Jock leader who's affectionate toward Usagi, a serious and distant Badass Bookworm, and an artistic and fashionable Deadpan Snarker. Both keep apart from the Inners, focusing on their mission and not letting anyone else be a part of it. And both are joined by a fourth Sailor Guardian (Kakyuu for the Starlights, Hotaru for the Outers), a Living MacGuffin who is somehow the odd one out.
  • Sixth Ranger: A particually odd example in the anime as they're more like a rival team then a proper Sixth Ranger, caring nothing for the Earth or its Sailor Team. It takes the death of Kakyuu and Sailor Moon's Guardian Soldiers sacrificing themselves to protect the Starlights for them to come around and devote themselves to helping Usagi. The unique uniform and stronger attacks aspects however are very much played straight, as they're the only ones aside from Eternal Sailor Moon to even scratch Galaxia or survive the final battle.
    • In the manga they act more like a proper mysterious protecter, trying to help Usagi deal with the truma of Mamrou's death from the shadows until Kakyuu reveals herself, at which point Sailor Moon has no one else to turn to as Galaxia has killed the rest of the team, leaving the Starlights, Eternal Sailor Moon and Sailor Kakyuu the only ones able to storm Galaxia's hideout.
  • Something about a Rose: Each regularly wears a rose in civilian form (red for Seiya, white for Taiki and yellow for Yaten to represent the sun, moon and stars).
  • Spared by the Adaptation: The Starlights survive the events of the anime, while they are killed by Shadow Galactica in the manga.
  • Stripperiffic: Their guardian forms are some of the most revealing outfits in the series. It's even more ironic when you consider the fact that they all dress as guys in civilian forms. Taken to another degree of irony as the classic anime makes them male when in civilian form.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Inverted in the anime, where they are physically male in their civilian forms instead of just pretending to be, but their female Sailor forms are the real ones.
  • Survivor Guilt: In the anime, they are the last survivors of their planet. After Kakyuu dies, they strike back against Galaxia for no other reason than vengeance, stating that without her, they have no reason to live. Their attack fails and they get battered for their troubles, but not killed, leaving them to lament at how they've survived once more.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The Starlights often cross paths with the Senshi, sometimes helping each other out despite having differing goals.
  • Third Law of Gender-Bending: The physically become men in the anime with relatively masculine personalities to match and refer to each other using male pronouns, even in private. While in the manga, this was seemingly just how they always acted, but in the anime, Seiya at certain points seemed pretty enthusiastic about being a guy (such as his rivalry with a football player being "something girls can't understand").
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Starlights as a whole are the Tomboys to Princess Kakyu's Girly Girl.
  • Town Girls: In the manga, Seiya is the Butch, Yaten is the Femme and Taiki is the Neither. Yaten is the Femme as the others are more manly-looking and also behave more masculine than she.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In the manga, where they're only disguised as boys rather than transformed into them.
  • Winged Humanoid: In the manga, Sailor Moon, the Starlights, Chibi-Chibi and Kakyuu all grow wings so they can fly to the center of the galaxy.

    Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter 

Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter
Click to see them as Sailor Star Fighter 
Voiced by: Shiho Niiyama (JP), Melissa Hutchison (EN), Irwin Daayán and Mónica Villaseñor (LatAm), Marcelo Campos and Eleonora (Prado PT-BR), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Sayuri Katayama, Chinatsu Akiyama, Meiku Harukawa

  • The Big Girl: The strongest of the Starlights.
  • Butch Lesbian: In the manga, she kisses Usagi on the lips.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Fighter Star Power, Make Up!
  • Chivalrous Pervert: They damn close to stealing Usagi away, but doesn't take advantage of her when she's at her most vulnerable.
  • Composite Character: Was designed to have characterisitics of Haruka and Mamoru, an aspect that was expanded upon in the anime.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the 90's anime. Seiya may be an irresponsible, childish, goof at times in his civilian form, but as Sailor Star Fighter, she makes it clear she means business.
  • Energy Weapon: Her attack, aptly named "Star Serious Laser".
  • Going Native: In the anime, Seiya really indulges in their new identity as a teenage boy by engaging in sports like American Football.
  • The Heart: In the anime: out the Starlights, they are the friendliest to the Senshi and Usagi both their Sailor and Civilian form.
  • Kiddie Kid: In the 90's anime. Like Usagi, Seiya can be quite childish, as pointed by Rei in episode 173 and Yaten in episode 174.
  • The Leader: Of the Sailor Starlights.
  • Lesbian Jock: In the manga, it's not actually stated whether she's gay or bisexual, but she's certainly not straight.
  • Lovable Jock: Plays American football at Usagi's high school and is often the friendliest of the Starlights.
  • Love at First Sight: In the anime, while crossing paths in the airport, Usagi catches his eye.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's speculated that Seiya's crush on Usagi may have come from how similar she was to the Starlight's leader, Princess Kakyuu.
    • The anime subverts this however as after Kakyuu reveals herself, Seiya is implied to still have genuine feelings for Usagi.
  • Mirror Character:
    • To Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus. 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 while Haruka crossdresses in both), are dedicated to their respective missions, refused to work with Sailor Moon and her guardians, and are huge flirts. Pretty obvious when one remembers Naoko Takeuchi intentionally copied aspects of Haruka for Seiya.
    • To Minako Aino/Sailor Venus. Both are spunky, athletic heartthrobs who are the leaders of their respective groups (though Minako's role as the leader is non-existent in the anime) and are devoted to their princesses.
    • To Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. They both can be irresponsible and childish, have their priorities out of order, and sometimes do less than their teammates (in Usagi's case, her teammates do more to weaken monsters while she usually just does the finishing blow, while in Seiya's case, her teammates are more concerned with completing their mission while Seiya was busy hanging out with Usagi).
    • To Mamarou: Seiya was also designed to mimic aspects of Mamoru as well, which is reflected in their hairstyle being a combination between Mamoru and Haruka's respective hairstyles. Seiya is also seen depicted with a red rose much like Mamoru. The anime expands on this aspect by having Seiya being the main masculine/male presence in Usagi's life after Mamoru leaves to study abroad. This ultimately culminates with Seiya throwing a rose to distract an enemy away from Sailor Moon. In the anime, Usagi even comments how Seiya's presence is similar to Mamoru's, but somewhat different. He even gives Usagi the same nicknames as Mamoru to highlight the similarities!
  • Romantic Runner-Up: They ultimately loses out to Mamoru for Usagi's affections, though not for lack of trying. It's implied she had unrequited feelings for Princess Kakyuu as well.
  • The Stoic: In the manga. While Seiya does show gentle expressions at times, she is usually more serious-looking.
  • Second Law of Gender-Bending: In the anime, Seiya is implied to enjoy living as a man on Earth and is sad about their time as "Seiya Kou" coming to an end.
  • Third Law of Gender-Bending: In the anime, he really takes to sports, explaing that rougher sports like American football have an appeal that "girls just wouldn't get".
  • The Tease: In both the anime and manga.

    Taiki Kou/Sailor Star Maker 

Taiki Kou/Sailor Star Maker
Click to see them as Sailor Star Maker 
Voiced by: Narumi Tsunoda (JP), Erika Harlacher (EN), José Gilberto Vilchis and Norma Echeverría (LatAm), Tatá Guarnieri and Denise Simonetto (PT-BR)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Hikari Ono, Akiko Nakayama, Riona Tatemichi

  • Badass Bookworm: They are both a badass fighter and a studious intellectual. Takes his schoolwork so seriously that she manages to get higher scores than Ami at one point.
  • Bifauxnen: A very handsome-looking girl with a nice personality to match.
  • Brainy Brunette: The most intelligent of the trio and has brown hair.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Maker Star Power, Make Up!
  • Cultured Badass: They love literature, especially poetry, and belongs to the school's literature club.
  • Energy Ball: Her attack is a barrage of balls of light.
  • Irony: Taiki is against working with Earth's Sailor Soldiers, yet his image song "Combining Strengths" is about joining forces with the solar system's soldiers to beat Galaxia.
  • Mirror Character:
    • To Ami. Both are The Smart Girl and the Only Sane Woman of their respective groups. Both start out quite distant but slowly manage to befriend the girls. The main difference is that Taiki considers Ami's idealism and romantic notions foolish.
    • To Setsuna. The Materials Collection outright describes them as being similar in personality, as they're both cool, collected, reticent, and hard to understand.
  • Not so Above It All: In "Luna Saw It?! Idol Yaten's True Face", he chastises Yaten for being unfriendly towards their fans, but in "Taiki Sings With Excellence! A Song Carries a Believing Heart's Wish", he was irritated at the way their fans constantly hounded them for autographs and was frustrated by those fans who knew nothing about them and were only interested in their looks, which was exactly what Yaten had complained about episodes earlier.
  • Only Sane Woman: She appears to be the most coolheaded Starlight.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Has good eyesight, but wears glasses sometimes.
  • Second Law of Gender-Bending: In the manga, Taiki is the only Starlight who actually enjoys disguising herself as a man and attending their new school on Earth.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: In the anime, he challenges Ami's beliefs in dreams, believing dreams and romance aren't that important.
  • Someone Else's Problem: Cares not for Sailor Moon, her guardians, or the fate of Earth. She hoped the Earth's Guardians would draw Galaxia's attention so that the Starlights could complete their mission and leave Earth unnoticed. She even said she hoped the battle between Sailor Moon and Galaxia would get really fierce. They change their mind in the last few episodes.
  • The Smart Guy: Of the Sailor Starlights.
  • The Stoic: They're usually friendly, but always keeps a serious expression.

    Yaten Kou/Sailor Star Healer 

Yaten Kou/Sailor Star Healer
Click to them as Sailor Star Healer 
Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (JP), Sarah Williams (EN), Sergio Bonilla and Circe Luna (LatAm), Rodrigo Andreatto and Letícia Quinto (PT-BR). Miguel Feijão (Taiki and Yaten PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Momoko Okuyama, Mikako Tabe, Saki Matsuda

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the manga and the early musicals, she was a much more upbeat, lighthearted and sometimes silly character, but in the anime she's colder, blunt, and sarcastic. However, he is shown to have a sense of humor, letting out a few belly laughs at times, and had a few silly moments in episode 186.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Capable of much more than she lets on. She just hates doing anything the least bit strenuous (except fighting as Star Healer) and gives off the impression that she has "never carried anything heavier than chopsticks". At least in the manga. Not so much in the anime.
  • Brutal Honesty: They will tell you exactly what she thinks, regardless of how harsh it is.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Healer Star Power, Make Up!
  • Camera Fiend: Photography is her hobby. Although rarely if ever actually seen using a camera, her profile describes her as one of these. In fact, photography is often the only way she knows how to have fun.
  • Cute Bruiser: Is the smallest of the Starlights, but was able to stop a punch from Makoto and push her to the ground.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Slowly opens up to other characters and eventually shows that she does care.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Played with, she is commented on by her fangirls to be the "pretty boy" of the band, but she is actually a lady after all, and is in fact the girliest-looking compared to the other two.
    • Played straight in their civilian form in the anime.
  • The Fashionista: One of her defining traits. In the manga, she establishes herself as the school's fashion queen without really trying (much to Michiru's fury). The other students mistake for a model from the way she puts on makeup.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Doesn't like to socialize or do much besides look for the princess. Her teammates are afraid that her antisocial nature could hurt their plan by making them lose fans.
  • Introverted Cat Person: In "Luna Saw it?! Idol Yaten's True Face", Yaten quickly forms a bond with Luna and is the only one she shows absolute kindness and affection towards. It's worth noting that it was Luna's bravery in fighting Sailor Iron Mouse that inspired new hope in Yaten to complete her mission and to help Sailor Moon and co. defeat the Phage. Healer even outright stated that she was only helping them for Luna's sake.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They are harsh, cynical, vain, and holds grudges easily, but she can be really caring. After Luna is injured after attacking Sailor Iron Mouse, Yaten cradles her before leaving her with Artemis and tells Sailor Moon that she's only helping her out of admiration for Luna's brave actions. She's even the first Starlight to let Sailor Moon heal the Phage without attempting to kill it, only stunning it. When Seiya passes out at their concert, Yaten looks horrified and incredibly concerned as he checks on him, and when Seiya is venting out their frustrations on their lack of progress at finding their princess, Yaten was worried and had been talked out of following Seiya when they stormed out of their apartment by Taiki. When Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus, protected the Starlights from Galaxia's attack, Healer kneels down to them and emotionally asks them why they would do that for them.
  • Married to the Job: She's so devoted to her life as Kakyuu's Sailor Guardian that she makes Minako look like an aversion. The manga version of Minako, at least.
  • Mistaken for Gay: A nosy idol assumes this of Yaten based on her lack of interest in dating. The truth is Yaten just didn't care for her personality and was too focused on her mission to consider pursuing a relationship.
  • Mystical White Hair: Technically silver hair, and is a superpowered magical girl.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Star Sensitive Inferno takes the form of lightning.
  • Mirror Character:
    • To Rei Hino/Sailor Mars. They're both haughty Tsunderes with tempers, they're both spiritually inclined, they both have little disagreements with a certain Soldier of Venus, and they both often clash with their respective leaders. And while Rei is fiery and passionate when she chews people out, Yaten is cooler and snarkier.
    • To Michiru/Sailor Neptune. They're both graceful and prideful girly girls who are artistic and fashionable, they have the same snarky sense of humor, and both try to keep their tomboyish leaders in check.
  • Odd Friendship: Even though she generally avoids interacting with anyone, he forms a good friendship with Luna in the anime.
  • Shock and Awe: Her attack takes the form of lightning.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She acts so delicate in everyday life that you'd never guess she was a Sailor Guardian or that she's physically stronger than Makoto.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In the anime.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Both the most feminine and most vain of the three.


    Phobos and Deimos 

Phobos and Deimos
Click to see their true forms 
Phobos voiced by: Kanami Taguchi (JP)
Deimos voiced by: Aya Yamane (JP) Kelly Baskin (EN)

  • Alien Animals: In the manga, they're revealed to be from the same planet as Sailor Lead Crow.
  • Clever Crows: In the manga, they aren't ordinary crows... They're shapeshifting aliens from the planet Coronis whose job is is to protect Sailor Mars. (They aren't this in the 90s anime, only appear briefly as the shrine's pets, and aren't named at all in the live action.)
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In human form, one wears red and one wears purple. The manga is in black and white, but Deimos's outfit is darker, indicating that she is the one in purple.
  • Demoted to Extra: In pretty much all adaptations. Their most prominent role is in the manga and the Eternal film.
  • Familiar: To Rei/Sailor Mars.
  • Gender-Blender Name: The crows are female, but are named after male deities.
  • Humanity Ensues: In the manga and Eternal, they become human briefly during the Dead Moon Circus arc to give Sailor Mars her Sailor Crystal.
  • Meaningful Name: They're named after Mars's two moons.
  • Mentor Mascot: They appear to play a similar role as the cats, although we don't see them do it much.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Directly named for Mars's moons, but by extension, have the names of the sons of Ares (the Greek equivalent of Mars) and the embodiments of fear and terror respectively.
  • Single-Minded Twins: In the little screentime that they receive, they seem to act like this.
  • Stellar Name: Phobos and Deimos are the names of Mars's satellites.
  • Theme Twin Naming: They are named for Mars' two moons.


Click to see him in the 90s anime 
Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (first anime), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Eternal) (JP), Robert Bockstael (Cloverway), Chris Niosi (Viz), Brian Beacock (Eternal onwards) (EN), Luis Daniel Ramírez (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Yuuta Enomoto, Hikaru Hirayama

  • Allegorical Character: The personification of dreams and faith. Chibi-Usa is content to befriend him and keep their dream pure (despite being tempted to do more). This is in direct contrast to Nehellenia, whose corrupted dreams include wanting to own him.
  • Ancient Keeper: The guardian of the dream world of Elysion, of people's dreams and of the Golden Crystal of Endymion.
  • Animorphism: His true form is a humanoid, but he appears to Chibi-Usa as Pegasus the Winged Unicorn because Nehellenia cursed him into that form.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: Implied. He was Endymion's friend during the Silver Millennium and Chibi-Usa sees him as her prince, hinting that he'll one day be Endymion's son-in-law.
  • Bishōnen: In his human form.
  • Boy of My Dreams: Chibi-Usa meets him in her dreams.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Takeuchi describes him as being the physical age of a seventh-grade boy, yet he is the high priest of Elysion. Justified, as he is Really 700 Years Old.
  • Distressed Dude: Helios is caged and held captive by Nehellenia after she takes over Elysion, the holy land that Helios is charged with protecting.
  • Dream Walker: As the protector of people's dreams, he has the ability to enter their dream mirrors. He uses this ability to hide from Nehellenia by entering Chibi-Usa's.
  • Fan Disservice: Seeing Helios' very pretty-looking human form in the nude isn't pleasant since he's unconscious and in Unwilling Suspension with what looks like spider webs. Ew.
  • First-Name Basis: The first time Helios/Pegasus calls Chibi-Usa by her name is when she finds him after he has been captured by Nehellenia, and Chibi-Usa comments on that.
  • Flight of Romance: In the anime, Chibi-Usa goes flying in the dream world with Helios.
  • Forced Transformation: In the manga Helios is cursed by Queen Nehellenia to take on the form of Pegasus, his favorite steed. He's able to temporarily transform back into his human form, but when his strength gives out wings sprout from his back and he transforms back into Pegasus. In contrast, in the 90's anime he's a voluntary shapeshifter.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Chibi-Usa across most Sailor Moon media. It’s always heavily implied that they will end up together in the future, though never outright confirmed. Sailor Moon Drops, which is relatively one of the latest pieces of Sailor Moon media, supports their relationship as it has Helios appear alongside Chibi-Usa’s school uniform unit in the Dead Moon arc of the game where her special move has the two nuzzling each other romantically. For Helios’s special move, he is shown alongside Chibi-Usa in her Small Lady attire, holding her hand as they lean against each other in a similarly romantic gesture.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Chibi-Usa, though the trope is only played with, considering Helios is a Bishōnen cursed and forced into the form of a Pegasus in the manga, and is able to shape shift into a Pegasus form in the 90's anime.
  • Kiss of Life: After Helios had used up all his energy to protect Usagi and Mamoru and presumably has died, in a last attempt to revive him, Chibi-Usa kisses him, begging him to do so. And he does.
  • Living MacGuffin: The Dead Moon Circus are stealing dream mirrors in hopes of finding the one containing Pegasus.
  • Light Is Good: Wears an all-white outfit, fitting for his good, pure and holy character.
  • May–December Romance: Helios has been alive since at least the time of the Silver Millennium, making him potentially thousands of years old versus Chibi-Usa, who's 900 years.
  • Mystical White Hair: A magical boy who, in human form, has white hair.
  • Pegasus: The form Helios transforms into in both the anime and manga. In the manga, Pegasus turns out to be Helios's favorite winged steed.
  • Prince Charming: In the manga, Chibi-Usa makes a wish for Helios to be her prince one day. He is technically a charming priest.
  • Puppy Love: S Ort-of, with Chibi-Usa, considering that their appearances are child-like, but they are both (physically) a lot older than they look. It is still a very sweet and innocent relationship that they have in canon.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Helios is the head priest of the Elysian Shrine, implied to be the only part of the old Golden Kingdom (the kingdom of Earth from the Silver Millennium i.e. Mamoru's kingdom) to survive and remain intact after Beryl's coup and attack on the Moon Kingdom. And he's been there this whole time.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Both of his names are from Greek Mythology. Since Helios is the sun god, he may fill the spot of the nonexistent Sailor Sun.
  • Say My Name: At the end of season 4: "Helios!" "Chibi-Usa!" "That's the first time... you said my name."
  • Solar and Lunar: With his princess Chibi-Usa, since she gets her powers from the moon and he's named for the sun god (and may actually be the stand-in for Sailor Sun).
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: In episode 135 of the anime, Chibi-Usa proceeds to change into her night gown in front of Pegasus, causing Pegasus to blush when he sees her half dressed. Even though Pegasus is Human All Along, this scene is Squick worthy for some viewers considering she's a young child and he's a horse, even if his human form is that of a pre-teen.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the original dub, he sounded far older than he looked, making his dynamic with Chibi-Usa a bit more jarring for western viewers.
  • Winged Unicorn: He's called Pegasus, which he is, but he has a unicorn horn as well (though this is really the Golden Crystal).

    Chibi-Chibi/Sailor Chibi-Chibi Moon 

Chibi-Chibi/Sailor Chibi-Chibi Moon/Sailor Cosmos (manga)/Sailor Galaxia (anime)
Click here to see her true form in the manga 
Click here to see her true form in the anime 
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN), Patricia Acevedo (LatAm), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Mao Kawasaki, Mikiko Asuke, Komachi Yuka, Mina Horita, Yamaguchi Hinari, Niitsu Chise, Satomi Ookubo

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Her true origins are different depending on the medium; in the manga, she's revealed to be Sailor Cosmos, the ultimate form of Sailor Moon, while in the 90s anime, she's the human form of Sailor Galaxia's Star Seed.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the manga, Chibi-Chibi is more mature and less childlike. She also can form more speech than just parroting "Chibi-Chibi".
  • Adapted Out: Chibi-Chibi does appear in the anime, but not Sailor Cosmos.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Naoko Takeuchi describes her as the ultimate form of Sailor Moon, but doesn't really elaborate what that means. Is she a future reincarnation? Usagi from an alternate timeline or universe? Or something else entirely?
  • Badass Adorable: Being both a cute little girl and a sailor soldier.
  • Big Eater: She has a real Sweet Tooth.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Stars apparently uses butterflies as a symbol for her as the Light of Hope.
  • Cheerful Child: She is perpetually cute and cheerful.
  • Children Are Innocent: She's only 2-3 years old, too young to be anything other than innocent.
  • Contrasting Replacement Character: A replacement for Chibi-Usa, after the latter is Put on a Bus. Chibi-Usa was a snarky Mouthy Kid who often annoyed Usagi, while Chibi-Chibi is a sweet Cheerful Child who can only say one word.
  • Cousin Oliver: Precociously adorable kid introduced in the series' last season. Thankfully she proved to be pretty popular, and in the west was actually more popular than Chibi-Usa.
  • Cute Mute: For a long time, she's only heard saying "Chibi-Chibi!" In the anime she also echoes bits of other people's words and sentences because, since she's so little, she's still learning to speak.
  • The Cutie: An adorable and innocent little girl. Even according to Usagi, she's much sweeter than Chibi-Usa.
  • Death of a Child: In the last episode of the 1990s anime, the Big Bad herself, Galaxia possessed by Chaos, slashes the sword of sealing which transforms into a dying Chibi-Chibi Moon. As Sailor Moon sadly cradles her, she disappears and dies in her arms. And what's worse, her physical form is that of a baby!
  • Decomposite Character: In the original anime, she and Usagi are officially separate entities, whereas in the manga, she is the ultimate form of Sailor Moon.
  • Dimension Lord: If her name is anything to go by, the manga's Sailor Cosmos might be a benign version of this trope. In the Bad Future whence she hails, all of her allies, every Sailor Soldier, and every life, is long dead, and she is the only one still left fighting Chaos, in its purest form. The name "Cosmos" refers to her role to defend the universe.
  • Enemy Within: Inverted in the anime. She is Sailor Galaxia's Star Seed.
  • Feather Motif: Like Eternal Sailor Moon, she gains feathered wings in her transformation as Sailor Cosmos.
  • Free-Range Children: And she's only a toddler. Her strolling off becomes a plot point of one episode.
  • Foreshadowing: In the anime, her bright red hair is actually a clue to her true identity, as Sailor Galaxia's hair is partially the same red.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Like Usagi and Chibi-Usa she has pigtails combined with the Odango hairstyle.
  • Guardian of the Multiverse: In her true form as Sailor Cosmos, she is apparently this besides watching over the Galaxy Cauldron.
  • Humanity Ensues: 1990s anime only, where she is Sailor Galaxia's Star Seed having taken a human form.
  • Is That Cute Kid Yours?: What people ask Usagi about Chibi-Chibi.
  • Kid Hero: The most extreme example in the series, as she is only two or three years old and can't even speak in full sentences.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: In the anime she intended to destroy her body and herself along with it in order to destroy Chaos forever.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: In the Manga, Usagi's mom asks if she's related to Chibi-Usa, prompting Chibi-Chibi's first use of Pokémon Speak.
  • Living MacGuffin: What macguffin depends on the version. In the manga, her true form is Sailor Cosmos; in the anime, she's Galaxia's Star Seed.
  • Literal Split Personality: In the anime, she is Sailor Galaxia's Star Seed, hence her good soul versus her evil Chaos-possessed body.
  • Mystical White Hair: As Sailor Cosmos.
  • Nice Girl: Usagi admits that she's much nicer than Chibi-Usa. This is probably why many Western fans liked her better.
  • The Pin Is Mightier Than the Sword: Like Sailor Moon, she gets a brooch for a Transformation Trinket.
  • Pokémon Speak: She was named after the only word she could say at the time.
  • Power Gives You Wings: In the manga.
  • Red Herring: After she first appears, Usagi and the other Sailor Guardians speculate that she must be another one of Usagi and Mamoru's future children like Chibi-Usa, and Usagi becomes protective of her as a result. It turns out she's not, though her true origins are different depending on the medium.
    • A similar instance occurs in the anime where Jotaro (no, not that one) says that he senses that the energy emenating from both Chibi-Chibi and Usagi is exactly the same. He's wrong, since Chibi-Chibi isn't even connected to Usagi, but rather Galaxia.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Being physically only two or three, she's either the Star Seed of Sailor Galaxia or the ultimate form of Sailor Moon.
  • Screw Yourself: Okay, it never got to "screwing", but in the manga Sailor Cosmos kissed Sailor Moon. Sailor Cosmos is (apparently) Sailor Moon from a Bad Future.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: In the manga, she's actually Sailor Cosmos who's tired of fighting a war against a reborn Sailor Chaos. She's come to the past to try to convince Eternal Sailor Moon to destroy the Galaxy Cauldron and prevent Chaos from achieving its Sailor form.
  • Shaped Like Itself: In the manga, Usagi asks Chibi-Chibi who she truly is. Chibi-Chibi responds with something among the lines of "I am I." Usagi contemplates it seriously for a moment before getting annoyed that Chibi-Chibi completely dodged the question.
  • Sixth Ranger: A final season addition to the Sailor Guardians.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: Sailor Cosmos intends to do this in the canon story, and is only persuaded not to do so by Sailor Moon's belief that the beauty of life more than makes up for eternal war.
  • Tagalong Kid: Displaces Chibi-Usa in the role, being even younger than her, although less of a Bratty Half-Pint.
  • Talking Weapon: In the anime, she becomes a sword with which Sailor Moon was meant to kill Chaos.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She's fully willing to let the Galaxy Cauldron be destroyed to destroy Chaos once and for all to prevent the creation of Sailor Chaos, even if it means that it dooms the galaxy, or even the entire universe to a slow and steady death as no new stars will be able to be born. She knows it's a Sadistic Choice either way, but after a fruitless battle with Sailor Chaos, she'd rather prefer that everything ends with a whimper rather than a bang.
  • Winged Humanoid: In the manga, Sailor Moon, the Starlights, Chibi-Chibi and Kakyuu all grow wings so they can fly to the center of the galaxy.

    Princess Kakyuu 

Princess Kakyuu
Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (JP), Allegra Clark (EN), Cony Madera (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
Portrayed in the musicals by: Satoko Yoshioka, Ai Toyama, Asami Okamura

  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed; Princess Kakyuu is said to be powerful in the 90s anime, but she is killed off before she can transform, unlike in the manga.
  • Barrier Warrior: In the anime, she has the power to create force fields to deflect enemy attacks.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the anime, she appears for the first time by saving Usagi from having her Star Seed taken away by Sailor Lead Crow, as well as neutralising the black hole Crow had summoned (and which had just killed her).
  • Cool Crown: As a princess, she wears one regularly. Unlike the rest of the Sailor Guardians, hers isn't a tiara. She keeps it in her Sailor Soldier form.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair, red eyes.
  • Death Dealer: Fights by throwing tarots at her targets.
  • Demoted to Extra: While she is a prominent character in the manga, her screen time is significantly reduced in the '90s anime. Notably, she doesn't transform into her Sailor Guardian form as she does in the manga.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the anime, she dies in the arms of the Starlights; in the manga, it's in the arms of Sailor Moon.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's killed off around two episodes after her introduction, through a Heroic Sacrifice. She revives later.
  • Expy: Of Helios, in relation to Chibi-Chibi but without the Toy Ship.
  • Facial Markings: The one on her forehead. It's a Sweet Osmanthus, called kinmokusei in Japanese
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Stabbed to death by Sailor Chi. Like everyone else, she gets better.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted, she's polite and serene. Her NAME means fireball however.
  • Flower Motifs: The sweet olive, aka Osmanthus fragrans. This is part of a multi-layered pun: the Japanese name of her flower is kinmokusei, but -sei (using a different character) is the suffix for indicating the name of a planet. Thus her planet Kinmokusei (Planet Kinmoku) is the same as her flower, the kinmokusei.
  • Human Aliens: Just like the Starlights. It can be assumed that people from Kinmoku would all be like this.
  • Informed Attribute: In the first episode featuring the Sailor Starlights, Sailor Star Fighter implies that Kakyuu can turn Phages into humans again, but the audience never gets to see her do this as no new Phages were created after Kakyuu's first appearence.
  • Innocent Soprano: In Sera Myu, she's an operatic soprano of the Purity Personified variety.
  • In the Back: In the manga, Sailor Chi kills her by stabbing her from behind.
  • Leitmotif: Has a One-Woman Wail theme that plays whenever she is talked about, when she appears for the first time and when she dies.
  • Magical Girl: She has a Sailor Guardian form called, strangely, Sailor Kakyuu (most would expect Sailor Kinmoku given that she transforms with "Kinmoku Star Power, Make Up!").
  • Meaningful Name: It means "fireball". Played for pun in the anime; The epiode where she's killed is titled "Princess Kakyuu Burns Out! Galaxia on Earth"
  • Petal Power: Her "Kinmoku Fusion Tempest" attack is a blizzard of olive blossoms.
  • Power Gives You Wings: She can grow wings as Sailor Kakyuu.
  • Princesses Rule: She's a princess who appears to be the ruler of planet Kinmoku. It's never explained how royal titles work there, though, so that may just be the traditional title for their monarch.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: In the anime, she was sealed in Chibi-Chibi's teapot, regaining her strength after a strenuous battle with Galaxia.
  • Survivor Guilt: In the manga, it is the Starlights who are killed before her and she is the one who strikes back against Galaxia. In the anime, this dynamic is reversed, with the Starlights seeking revenge for her death.
  • Tarot Motifs: As Sailor Kakyuu, her attack is throwing tarot cards at the enemy.
  • We Would Have Told You, But...: Kakyuu could have gotten out of the small kettle Chibi-Chibi kept on her own, but she was injured after escaping her doomed planet and wanted to wait for the right moment to reveal herself since Galaxia was focusing all efforts on finding her and her alone.
  • Winged Humanoid: In the manga, Sailor Moon, the Starlights, Chibi-Chibi and Kakyuu all grow wings so they can fly to the center of the galaxy.
  • The Worf Effect: With fatal consequences, in the anime.