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Elemental Goddess is a fanime and Sailor Moon Fan Film created by Youtube user diamant88. The show is about 5 girls who have been given special rings by Mandana, the Goddess (in name only, it seems) of Virtue/Goodness, in order to transform and save the planet from the evil (partly) alien group known as the "Demonic 5", who are wrecking havoc in a nameless Middle Eastern country. Basically, it's your standard Magical Girl fare with schizophrenic plots and the potential for a lot of racial faux pas and awkward looking animation.

Around 2014, diamant88 made all of his videos private. Nico Nico Douga mirrors of the episodes also exist.

This fanime contains examples of:

  • Expy: Jessica, who is pretty much Usagi with shorter hair and a more bitchy personality.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Monique only opens her eyes twice.
  • Fallen Heroine:
    • Saideh was the Goddess of Faith, a beloved figure on her planet who used her powers to give people the faith in themselves that allowed them to overcome personal challenges. Dark Shadow, however, attacked Saideh and “drowned her pure heart in darkness,” this turning her into one of the Demonic Five.
  • The second half of episode 2 implies this is true of all of the Demonic Five, as when Mandana’s mentor is listing the core virtues, a faceless woman appears for each one. “Hope” is clearly Gypsy, and “Love” is shown to be Jessica as she appears in her power-up form in the opening. The others all have the same skin and hair color of the Demonic Five. However, due to the fanime’s status as a Dead Fic, we only know what happened regarding Gypsy and Saideh.
  • Flat Character: Try to describe Tina, Nadine, Stephanie, and Susan's personalities without the help of the deleted wiki entry. (Yes, the creator tried to give his fanfiction a Wikipedia entry.)
  • The Fundamentalist:
    • The second half of the second episode, which focuses on a young Mandana, features her family coping with a new regime in their country, apparently led by Islamic fundamentalists if Mandana's memetic line is to be taken at face value.
    • There's a Very Special Episode about the evils of religious fundamentalism, personified by a trio consisting of a Jewish fundamentalist, a Christian fundamentalist, and a Muslim fundamentalist.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Mandana, Queen of Goodness, is rude and bitchy towards others (most of the time it's uncalled for), tends to act as immature as her teenage charges, opted to run away from a restaurant when she saw she had no money as opposed to work off the bill or something (and we never do find out if she paid them back later), and is just a rude woman in general.
  • Hearing Voices: Grand Master has been hearing the voice of a white-haired Goddess; exactly who she is is left unexplained, but Grand Master believes that once she destroys the planet the Goddess looks over (Earth), she’ll finally get rid of her.
  • I Do Not Own: "REMARK: Sailor Moon-fanmade! That means there's no originality in it! It's just for entertaining and NOTHING else."
  • In the Name of the Moon: As featured in the special episode: "We are the Elemental Goddesses! Our duty is to destroy the evil that threatens our world, and in this case, it's you!"
  • Informed Ability: According to the wiki, Jessica has "one of the purest hearts." You would never come to that conclusion by watching her.
  • Informed Atribute: In the second episode, Mandana comes across a neighbor of hers, Mrs Acrid, and panics because she's "a chatterbox." When Mrs Acrid approaches Mandana to speak with her, she doesn't talk excessively at all, simply asking how the girls are doing and inviting Mandana to a party. There's even an awkward pause where she doesn't seem to know what to say.
  • Informed Flaw: Mandana says that Jessica always becomes "incredibly arrogant" after winning a battle. Thing is, we only saw her win one battle before. However, given how there's about two episodes made so far, it might not be the case.
    Chip: "Yeah, like that one time. That one time ever."
  • Lazy Artist: A confusing case. Starts off badly, with lots of Off-Model animation. Then, there's a huge improvement in quality halfway through episode two. Then, the animator took a year-long hiatus, and announced he didn't have time to animate. From now on, episodes will use still shots.
  • Lethal Chef: Jessica attempts to cook lunch for everyone in episode 1, which immediately distresses Mandana ("Oh, God! You cooked?!") as she reminds her she’s not a good chef. Jessica insists it’s fine, and pulls out a completely blackened chicken. Amusingly, Jessica seems completely oblivious to her own lack of skill.
    Mandana: It’s practically coal!
    Jessica: Mandana, will you try a piece of it? Please?
    Mandana: Me? Oh, uh, I’d rather not.
    Jessica: But you won’t even notice the black! Just pick it off.
  • Limited Animation: And how!
    • The creator stated that future episodes would use still shots.
  • Mood Whiplash: In the special episode, the Token Trio are once again bickering amongst themselves, the Big Bad acting thoroughly embarrassed, zany music is playing...and then he ties all three girls to a tree and sets it—oh, no, the area around them on fire, and the mood instantly sobers.
    • Hmm, this seems like a pretty unremarkable Magical Girl fanime...wait, are they talking about Islamic fundamentalism?
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Averted. Would you actually believe the creator is a guy?
  • MST / Retsupurae: Done by Chip Cheezum and General Ironicus here, here, and here.
  • Mukokuseki: All of the characters, except for the villains, look Caucasian... even though the show takes place in the Middle East. (The only indication of this is the Farsi on some of the buildings, the mosque that Jessica falls into in Episode 2, a nearly throw away mention of Mt. Damavand (an active volcano and the tallest mountain in Iran), and the abayas that only the 2 diehard (and evil) female Muslim characters wear. Otherwise, the city just looks like a traced version of Azabu Juuban.)
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Played for Laughs, Of the "What have I created" side, uttered by Dark Shadow after he sees the Fundamentalist Scouts bickering. Complete with Facepalm.
  • Old Maid: Mandana, who is 41 years old. (A bit justified though, since she can be as immature as her teenage charges and wears a freaking princess dress in public.)
  • One of the Kids: Mandana, who's not much more mature than the teenagers of the cast.
  • Original Character: Everyone on the show.
  • Pokémon Speak: Lugata- I mean, Loretta. She's able to speak other things, but most of the time, shouts her own name.
  • Power Crystal: The villains know where it is. But they don't just go and get it because they need to kill the goddesses, who don't seem to know about it but will try to stop them anyway, first.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Demonic 5, led by Queen Sheeva.
  • Rich Bitch: Monique is an attempt at one, anyway.
  • Secret Public Identity: All of the goddesses have titles (e.g. "Queen/Goddess of Fire", "Queen/Goddess of Virtue", etc.), but they just go by their first names in battle.
  • Seer: Mandana's childhood friend, Maryam, whom Mandana never sees again after she accepts the call.
  • Sixth Ranger: Amrita, a fact that is spoiled in the opening theme. She doesn't appear when the girls are shown in uniform, but on a few occasions is seen wearing a "princess" dress and holding a staff.
    • The Wiki implies that another girl would appear as well, using the power of air. But that's the only information we ever got.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Remember, kids. When your parents tell you to follow Islamic dictatorship, don't refuse or they'll be attacked by an energy-stealing snake monster!
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Jessica, after being mocked by Mandana, declares "Jessica is very angry right now!"
  • Token Trio: The Very Special Episode (see below) features a trio of villains that consists of a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim.
  • Trailers Always Lie: The On the Next preview at the end of episode one features a montage of scenes where the girls yell at each other, a shot of the monsters of the week, Grand Master standing in the city streets, and the girls all quietly reading books (except Jessica, who laughs hysterically). Jessica's narration also laments that none of the others think she's taking her duties seriously and are being harsh with her because of it. In the actual episode, only the girls arguing and the monsters of the week are shown; Grand Master only appears in a dark castle far from Earth, and the book scene doesn't appear at all. The conflict of the episode is also not that Jessica is being criticized for nonchalance, but is simply the girls arguing that Jessica is arrogant with a B-plot about finding "chatterboxes" annoying.
  • Very Special Episode: This short, which is about religious fundamentalists. Yes.
  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: Some of the title cards.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Exaggerated. What country does this take place in?
  • Worthy Opponent: The Demonic 5 seem to think Mandana as this.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In episode 2, Mandana wins three-million dollars in the lottery, but her winning ticket gets soaked and the ink blurs so no one can read the numbers.
  • You Have Failed Me: Whenever a Monster of the Week is defeated, four vines come from the ground, grabs said monster, a pit pops out from the bottom and there is a large sign saying "Game Over". The vines then drag the monster to what might be hell. But if the monster is a demon, and Miss Cheyenne remarks in episode 2 that demons come from Hell. So if the they're dragged back to Hell, they're just being sent back home.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Dark Shadow to the Fundamentalist Scouts after he sees them bickering amongst each other.