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Sailor Moon GR: Rebirth of the Planetary Guardians is the Continuity Reboot of Sailor Moon G: The Planetary Guardians and this page is being used for some author's notes and planning as the rewriting process moves forward.

Established Tropes:

  • Ambadassador: Endymion's Knights were also his representatives for Earth when conducting negotiations with the four planets in this continuity.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The final scenes are of Pluto sensing a power from her staff and whispering "Talisman..." and a transition to the first scene with Prof. Tomoe and Kaolinite from the first episode of S.
  • Anti-Villain:
    • Blade, a.k.a. Daedalus. The entire plot is his Batman Gambit to help his friend and awaken the Guardians to allow them to team up with the Sailor senshi to defeat the Greater-Scope Villain.
    • Amethyst: He's not trying to take over the earth. He's trying to get home and provide a way for his followers to not have to rely on human energy.
  • Ascended Extra: Shinozaki is a one-shot character from the 90s anime and is Guardian Jupiter reborn in this continuity.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Hyougano Debido for Guardian Mercury, Paito Karuido for Guardian Venus.
  • Badass Boast: Guardian Mercury's introduction, "The power of my essence is overflowing. I am Guardian Mercury, the knight who protects the princess of water and ice. I will make your hell be the one that freezes over!"
  • Batman Gambit:
    • When Amethyst's group was banished rather than destroyed, Admantus made sure they were sent to the Sol system, knowing there existed artifacts powerful enough to get them home and Amethyst would seek them out, causing him to play MacGuffin Delivery Service when he returned.
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    • Blade a.k.a. Daedalus ensuring the survival and awakening of Guardian Mercury, knowing he would seek out the others and do whatever it took to fulfill his mission of, "Protect the Princess," even to the point of taking down the Greater-Scope Villain.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • Usagi and Debido befriend each other early on with her being the first one to actually talk to him at school and him standing up for her for her kindness when someone calls her stupid.
    • Blade when Amethyst killed some of his own Youma to prevent Metalia's corruption from making them kill him. Seeing that Amethyst wasn't truly evil, he joined Amethyst and orchestrated the entire plot behind the scenes.
  • Big Good: Queen Crystalle, immortal ruler of Clarius and owner of the Ginzuishou before Serenity.
  • Big "NO!": Rei upon realizing the new Guardian Mars is Yuuichirou (even after saving her life).
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  • Blessed with Suck: Carrying Mercury's royal treasures for centuries made Guardian Mercury effectively immortal and he doesn't begin aging again until returning the ocarina to Ami, but existing for so long "outside" of time while inside the time stream begins to cause time to fold over onto itself, risking destroying the universe if it isn't corrected. Metaphorically, this is the risk of "flying too close to the sun" for G.Mercury/Ikaros as the longer he remains on earth, the greater the risk.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Karuido develops one towards Hotaru, seeing her as a little sister after spending some time with her.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The four Shitennou under Metallia in this continuity, also using them as spies to find out when the Princesses and Guardians would all be on the Moon at the same time prior to launching her attack and taking them all out at once.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Debido retains a lot of subconscious knowledge from his past life, making it look like he does well in school without having to study. He does, however, have to be tutored by Ami on history and even contemporary Japanese.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Subverted. The Inners all gain their "Planet" transformations skipped over in the first anime, but return to the "Star" ones at the end. See Reset Button.
  • But Now I Must Go: The series ends with Guardian Mercury returning outside of time to allow the time stream to naturally correct the distortion his prolonged existence caused, resetting the earth timeline to the start of the S series and the Guardians no longer needed with the planetary instruments all destroyed. Once the distortion is corrected and Crystal Tokyo established, the final scene is him reuniting with Sailor Mercury once again at Mariner Castle.
  • The Cameo: The Ayakashi sisters all make appearances throughout the series.
  • Chekhov's Chess Match: The solution to defeating the Greater-Scope Villain mirrors how Debido earns his first win against Ami in chess.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Holding both royal treasures of each of the planets can effectively negate negative effects on a person, but if precautions aren't taken before letting go of the treasures, the negative effects will catch up. It's for this reason why Guardian Mercury is living time distortion.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Debido's first modern encounter with the sailor senshi has him looking away and apologizing for staring at their legs.
  • Combination Attack: Played straight between a Senshi and Guardian from the same planet, subverted between the Guardians themselves. And an upgraded Sailor Planet Attack, dubbed the "Sol System Attack," used by all 10 main characters to finish off the main villain.
  • Co-Dragons: Andesite and Rhyolite, Amethyst's twin assassin bodyguards.
  • Cool Big Sis:
    • Makoto to Debido. Once she learns they live in the same apartment building, she pretty much adopts him as a little brother (despite him being older).
    • Also Haruka to Debido due to their shared love of speed.
    • Michiru to Shinozaki, giving him advice and discussing philosophy from time to time.
  • Covert Pervert: Karuido is pissed after finding out Debido got to go swimming with the girls and, by extension, got to see them in swimsuits.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Debido, both internally and vocally.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Admantus believing himself to be immortal and invincible after stealing the four Instruments, only to not count on the fact that the Instruments themselves could still be destroyed. By expending all of the energy he did while powered-up, he's instantly rendered weak enough for all of the sailor senshi and Guardians to destroy.
  • The Dulcinea Effect:
    • Kariudo has spent less than two minutes with Minako, been slapped by her twice, and still chases after her when he sees her passed out in Topaz's car.
    • Karuido again when he sees Hotaru having one of her attacks on her way home from school and helps support her the rest of the way. He even offers to walk her home on a regular basis just to avoid the risk of her passing out alone somewhere.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Haruka, Michiru, and Hotaru make appearances throughout the series.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Guardian Mercury waits millennia to be reunited with Princess Mercury for good.
  • Foreshadowing: Much like the original series, Luna suspects something about Debido when he plays well on the Sailor V game on his first attempt.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Summed up in the climax when the Guardians destroy the Royal Instruments to choose their princesses over their home planets.
  • The Everyman: Shinozaki is the most normal of the reincarnated Guardians, but doesn't hesitate to enter the fray when needed.
  • Gratuitous English: Debido has spent more time in America than Japan since awakening, so he'll lapse into English on instinct if he's caught off guard.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Admantus, who played both sides in Amethyst's homeworld to get him banished to the Sol System.
  • Green Lantern Ring: The Guardians don't transform in the same way the Sailor Senshi do. Their abilities are drawn from tapping into their home planet via their weapons while the senshi's power comes from their Sailor Crystals/Star Seeds.
  • I Gave My Word:
    • Guardian Mercury promised to keep Sailor Pluto company in guarding the Door of Time for the same amount of time she took to help train him. Once that time ended, she placed him in suspended animation until the rebirth of the Sailor Senshi.
    • Guardian Jupiter's promise to Callisto to watch over and protect her sister carried over into his next life as Shinozaki watching over Makoto even before his past life memories are restored.
  • Go Look at the Distraction: Debido keeps Usagi, Rei, and Minako from following him and Makoto when he needs to share some confidential information with her by pointing them towards a handsome man in a crowd. He also drags Mako away before she can say he reminds her of her old senpai.
  • It's Personal: All of the Guardians have a bone to pick with Amethyst's group for something they did either in their previous or current lives. Most especially Shinozaki against Andesite for him being the one to kill Callisto.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Berthier actually weaponizes this against Ami when they meet up for a chess match and she wants to prove to her that not everything can be settled through pure logic as the conflicting feelings in her heart cause her to get distracted.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Played straight with Kariudo, twice. In his past life, his father was a weapons instructor for Venus's army. In his present life, his father owns a chain of martial art schools.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Kariudo is prone to this, with one example being, "Juuban Fine Arts Center? Juuban Hawaiian Center? This town isn't that big but always has specialized places I've never heard of," poking fun at several one-shot locations in the first anime.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Debido was sent to earth with the memories of his previous identity sealed to give him the prospect of living a normal life if he didn't need to be "recalled." He subconsciously remembers most of what he learned in his studies and retains the muscle memory of how to fight.
  • The Lost Lenore: Callisto to Iason/Guardian Jupiter.
  • MacGuffin: Each of the four planets held a pair of royal treasures: The weapon used by the Guardian and the instrument kept by the princess. Each pair provided beneficial effects to anyone who held both while the four instruments alone could be combined to provide the bearer with the effects of all four pairings and give him enough power to rival the ginzuishou. Despite it being among the best kept secrets of the entire sol system, both the Big Bad and Greater-Scope Villain are after them to have enough power to return home and to become immortal, respectively.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The sailor senshi in their past lives are given Greek names suitable for their position/personality: Mercury is Marina ("Of the water"), Jupiter is Chloe ("Budding sprout"), Venus is Cytherea ("Domain of the love goddess"), and Mars is Kassandra ("Enlightened one")
    • Guardian Mercury is a triple example: His birth name Ikaros to mean "follower" and how his story parallels much of the original myth and his father being named Daedalus. His adoptive name, Hermes- after the Greek god and his domain- parallels his interests of running and writing. And his alias, Hyougano Debido, roughly translates to "The glacier's defender" or "Glacier's beloved."
    • Guardians Jupiter and Venus are Iason and Adonis, named after characters in myths associated with their counterparts.
    • Princess Jupiter's younger twin sister, Callisto, meaning "beautiful one" or "beloved by all." Her premature death poisoned by Andesite caused such sadness that one of Jupiter's moons was named after her.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Makoto's rose earrings are revealed to be her last birthday present from her parents before they died.
  • Mercy Kill: Amethyst to Jadeite upon finding everyone that Queen Beryl had encased in crystals.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Played with. The combined power of each Sailor Senshi and Guardian allows each of the Senshi to unlock her "Planet" level transformation skipped in the 90s anime continuity, but it's undone at the end of the series.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • At one point, Debido utilizes his ability to manipulate moisture in the air to provide ice cubes for his drink.
    • Minako can leap across rooftops, jump to the second story of a building from a standing position, and more. So she uses such skills to never get caught during a game of tag.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Sailor Moon almost has a Heroic BSoD when she realizes how many of the youma she killed in Season 1 were originally humanoid, and how her actions left many of them do die a slow, agonizing death by starvation or insanity after Metalia's destruction as none of them had a means of gathering energy.
  • Never Suicide: Iason suspects that Callisto's death wasn't natural, though he doesn't learn the truth until his next life as Shinozaki. She was poisoned.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The reboot project used this quote when announced on twitter, "We had a different mission. Our dedication was not to the Moon, but to our own home planet and to our respective princess, to fight for and defend them against any enemy from within or without. That included the ultimate directive: Should Silver Millennium ever abuse the power of the Silver Crystal, our objective was three words, 'Kill Queen Serenity.'"
  • New Transfer Student:
    • Debido plays this straight at the start of the series. He has trouble talking to people because his Japanese isn't very good. As usual, that doesn't stop Usagi when she notices something about him she finds interesting.
    • Subverted for Kariudo. In the original series he did transfer to Minako's school while she was away. In the reboot, he goes to a different one entirely.
  • Nice Guy: Shinozaki is the nicest of the Guardians, never snarking at or teasing the girls.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Debido wishes to speak with Makoto alone and distracts the others from following by pointing their attention to a handsome man in the crowd. Said man is The Dragon and that encounter is why he ends up targeting Minako and Rei later on.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The Mercy Kill above is what lets the spirits of Endymion's four Knights reunite and grant Mamoru his Tuxedo a La Smoking Bomber attack from the manga.
  • Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe, the characters discuss how they're still haunted by some of the battles they've fought. It gets ramped up for Usagi after realizing many of the Youma she killed were originally humanoid beings.
  • No Name Given: Guardian Mercury was seemingly orphaned shortly after his birth and before the birth could be announced. Due to being the son of a famous knight, he was adopted by the royal family, given the name Hermes, and raised with Princess Mercury. He doesn't learn his true birth name until reuniting with his birth father.
  • Only Sane Man: Kariudo doesn't get the point of giving long introductory speeches to the enemy.
  • Punny Name: In the original series, the Monster of the Week was named after the Capsule Monsters of Lufia 2 Rise Of The Sinistrals. In the remake, they're called VCs for Vial Creatures.
  • Reincarnation Romance: None of the Senshi and Guardians play it fully straight: G.Mercury was not reincarnated so his feelings still lie with Marina, meaning he has to accept the fact that Ami is her own person in this life. G.Jupiter and Makoto are Platonic Life-Partners who don't see each other romantically. G.Venus was chosen by the planet- due to the princess's fickleness- and didn't have much time to get to know her in their past lives. And G.Mars and Princess Mars were Heterosexual Life-Partners in their previous lives while the reincarnated G.Mars died in an accident as a child, prompting Rei to have to choose a new one when one is needed.
  • Reset Button:
    • Used to explain why Ryo was Put on a Bus in this continuity: When everyone's memories were erased after Metalia's defeat, that included his of knowing and falling for Ami.
    • Due to time distortions thanks to Guardian Mercury's Blessed with Suck situation, the series ends back where it started but the events having taken place and only Guardian Mercury and Sailor Pluto remembering anything about it. He leaves the time stream to allow the distortion he created to be corrected, thus never transferring to Juban and awakening the Guardians. With Amethyst's group having returned home, no new enemies surface until the Death Busters become active.
  • Simple Staff: Karuido's primary weapon training before awakening as a Guardian. He utilizes his spear more like a bo staff even after awakening.
  • Skyward Scream: Debido awakens as Guardian Mercury after the Sailor Senshi are hurt protecting him. It triggers a flashback of his finding their corpses during the attack on Silver Millenium and the seal on his memories is broken. He unleashes one of these as a result as the symbol of Mercury appears on his hand and the sword is called from his body.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Kariudo and Minako's introduction and early relationship in a nutshell.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Ami and Debido form a friendly chess rivalry and have similar approaches: She studies the opponent by watching their movement of their pieces and relying on logic while he studies his opponent directly and will often rely on intuition.
  • The Southpaw: Guardian Mercury is left-handed, giving him an edge in fighting right-handed opponents who are only used to fighting right-handed people.
  • Stepford Smiler: Ami had become one regarding letting her first love go and tries to hide it by falling back into her initial study habits and duties as a sailor senshi. Minako, who had done the same thing, helped her get over it as explained in a flashback. It's also one of the reasons why she's hesitant to enter into another relationship. Averted in the end as, despite losing her memories of Debido, a part of her recognizes the loss but this time she knows she hasn't been forgotten.
  • The Stinger: Guardian Mercury's final return.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Mamoru is portrayed much like his manga counterpart instead of the anime version, making him much more proactive and fighting alongside both the Sailor Senshi and Guardians.
    • Also Yuuichirou after becoming the new Guardian Mars. He parallels Sailor Venus in that, upon transforming, the goofy antics stop and Let's Get Dangerous! kicks in.
  • Training from Hell: Guardian Mercury trained with the outer senshi between the fall of Silver Millennium and the arrival of Sailor Saturn to send herself, Uranus, and Neptune to their next lives.
  • Troll: After meeting Usagi, Debido thinks, "She's the kind of girl you can't help but want to tease," but draws the line on making her cry.
  • Twice Shy: Ami and Debido. They slowly develop out of it over the course of the series.
  • Twin Switch:
    • The Princess Jupiter that guided Shinozaki's Journey to the Center of the Mind was Callsto, not Makoto's previous incarnation, Chloe. He assumes that it's Makoto and she never corrects him, but she does reveal herself to Makoto later on.
    • A darker version takes place in the past as Andesite had decided to get Jupiter's royal instrument "his" way and that involved killing Princess Jupiter and taking the instrument from her body. Only he poisoned the wrong one, not knowing they were twins.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy:
    • Due to the Season 1 Reset Button affecting more than just the main characters, Ami realizes that Ryo lost his memories of their time together. Rather than pursue a rekindling, she sat back and watched to see if he remembered naturally and would accept either outcome. He didn't and so she moved on. Or rather put on the air of having moved on.
    • Also why Debido leaves at the end, stating that his reason for going to allow the time stream to correct itself isn't for the sake of the universe, but to give Ami a universe to live in.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Debido gets called out on not sharing his information and ideas with everyone and is accused of not trusting them.
  • I Work Alone:
    • Debido after first awakening, not wanting to put anyone else at risk of harm and let them lead normal lives.
    • Sailor Pluto as, over the course of the series, none of the other Outers have awakened.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Admantus's plot to play both sides of the Clarius war: Regardless of which side won, he was able to swoop in and take control.
  • You Are Not Alone: Much of Debido's Character Development comes from everyone convincing him that protecting the senshi doesn't mean, "Do everything yourself," that they're all a team, and they support and protect one another.

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