She was the first Senshi to be awakened by the moon cat Luna and the second Senshi to be awakened. She is the only Senshi that appears in every chapter of the manga.
When Usagi fights evil as Sailor Moon in the beginning of the story, she is portrayed as a "reluctant heroine", who is unwilling to fight and flees from her enemies, often having to be bailed out or rescued by others, especially by Tuxedo Mask. Throughout the series, Usagi begins to develop into a mature, confident, and reliable lady, but has her crybaby moments every now and then.
Sailor Moon’s original fuku consists of a white leotard with a blue collar that has three stripes on it, light yellow shoulder pads, and a blue skirt, along with a red bow on the chest and at the back. She also wore a pair of red knee-high boots with a white border at the triangular top and crescent moons, gold earrings consisting of a stars with a crescent moon beneath, white-bordered red circular hairpieces (one on each odango), feather barrettes in her hair, and a choker with a golden crescent moon on it with a clip that is similar to her transformation brooch attached to it. Her brooch is worn on the middle of her chest bow, along with a mask that disappeared in Act 16.
Her tiara has changed a few times in the manga; at first it was a golden tiara with a red gem in its center. It later disappeared after she threw it at Jadeite in Act 3. A new one appeared in Act 4 which looked like the old one, but the gem in the center was bigger. After she met Sailor Venus in Act 8 the tiara changed into a crescent moon with a gem in the middle.
As Super Sailor Moon her fuku almost completely changed; she had two wing-like barrettes in her hair, her earrings were no longer dangling moons, instead they were simply crescent moons that there affixed to her ears. Her choker became yellow with a red heart in the center. The stripes on her collar had changed from white to yellow, her shoulder pads became translucent and more wing like in shape. The back waist bow became long, white and billowy with a yellow belt around her waist. However, the most obvious change was that her skirt wasn’t blue anymore; it was white with a yellow and blue border at the bottom. In the manga, there were more noticeable changes; her collar was blue in front and yellow in the back, the colors blended into each other over her shoulders. Instead of the two different-colored stripes at the bottom of her skirt, the colors seemed to blend into each other, creating a subtle transition from yellow to blue.
In this form her fuku underwent the most radical changes; she no longer wore a tiara with a gold crescent moon on her forehead taking its place, her earrings now had a star at the bottom of each crescent moon. The choker is red with a dark yellowish orange heart and a gold crescent moon under it while wearing the same white wing barrettes in her hair. The collar itself is like her old one, yet its color is a dark blue with two gold stripes and in place of her shoulder pads, she wore short solid pink bubble-like sleeves with a red band at the end. In the place of her front bow she had a gold heart with a crescent moon at the bottom with what appears to be four angel wings comes out of it. Her gloves are the same as before, but with a red v-shape border on it along with a golden star. Her skirt is attached to her top in a red v-shape with a crescent in the center of the v along with three layers on it; the top layer is yellow, the middle layer is red and the bottom layer is blue. Her back bow had been replaced with a huge set of angel wings and two very long and thin red ribbons trailing down from them. Her boots were now knee length with v-shape borders with a crescent moon on them.
Main Page: Princess Serenity
Princess Serenity was the pre-incarnation of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. While Usagi has shown to have abundant powers as Sailor Moon and her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, Princess Serenity did not have any significant powers.
Main Page: Neo-Queen Serenity
Neo-Queen Serenity is Usagi Tsukino’s future self; she is the Queen of Crystal Tokyo and of the Earth, she has been shown to have strong powers. Eternal Sailor Moon is closest to this form.
Dark Kingdom ArcEdit
While running to school, Usagi accidentally steps on a cat; she then removes a bandage on its forehead, revealing a crescent moon (which Usagi first thought to be a "bald spot"). She then hears the bell and continues to hurry off to school. Later, she sees the cat again at the Game Center Crown staring at her. Feeling awkward, she goes home. After waking up from a nap, she sees the cat again. It reveals itself as a
talking cat named Luna who tells Usagi that she is Sailor Moon. Thinking that it is part of a dream, she goes back to sleep. Luna then gives her a brooch and Usagi takes it. The brooch starts to glow and Usagi is told to say "Moon Prism Power, Make Up." By doing so, she transforms into Sailor Moon. After this, she goes to save Naru and the jewelry store. While fighting the youma, she gets saved by Tuxedo Mask whom she gains a crush on, then uses her Moon Frisbee (known as "Moon Tiara Boomerang" in the rerelease) to destroy the youma. When investigating a Crystal Seminar, she figures out that it is a trap set up by the Dark Kingdom. When a fog appeared during a fight with another youma, she gets saved by Tuxedo Mask again. When the fog lifts, the source is revealed to be her new fellow Senshi, Sailor Mercury.
Sailor Moon eventually investigated mysterious disappearances on buses that pass a temple, where she meets a priestess, Rei Hino. Sailor Moon manages to get onto a vanishing bus where shere faces off against the Dark Kingdom Shittenou, Jadeite, who has captured Rei. She uses her tiara to trap Jadeite, and Rei transforms into the new Senshi Sailor Mars, destroying the general, and they escape the dimension with the other bus victims.
When there was suspicion that the treasure from the Kingdom of D might be the Silver Crystal, Usagi and the other Senshi go to investigate. Unfortunately, Nephrite had the same suspicion and sent his shadow youma to take the treasure. Sailor Moon confronted the monster with the other Senshi. Sailor Moon realized that her tiara was destroyed when Jadiete was vaporized while the tiara was holding him. Suddenly a new tiara appeared and Sailor Moon used a new attack; Moon Twilight Flash, which destroyed the shadow, though the Senshi find out that the treasure is not the Silver Crystal.
Sailor Moon investigates the bridal shop where men have disappeared, supposedly by a ghost bride. It was revealed that they were being taken and brainwashed by Nephrite. Sailor Moon arrives and fights the Dark Kingdom general. Makoto, who was kidnapped earlier, is revealed to be Sailor Jupiter, and she destroys Nephrite. After the fight, Luna gives Usagi the Moon Stick to help her fight against the Dark Kingdom
After Tuxedo Mask goes to the press announcing his search for the Silver Crystal, the Dark Kingdom launches a plan to use the media to brainwash people to search for the Silver Crystal, as well as stealing their energy. Usagi becomes victim of the attack and Tuxedo Mask arrives and uses his power to revive her. Sailor Moon uses the Moon Stick (which she learned to use from the Sailor V video game) to revive everyone in Tokyo , causing her to collapse due to a lack of energy. Tuxedo Mask takes her back to his apartment to help her, and when she wakes, she discovers Tuxedo Mask is Mamoru Chiba.
Mamoru told her he was after the Silver Crystal because he was trying to regain his memories that he lost in an accident that claimed his parents' lives. The Dark Kingdom launches another attack, brainwashing people to find Sailor Moon, believing her to have the Silver Crystal. Sailor Moon confronts a brainwashed mob and heals them. Zoisite appears and holds her hostage, with the other Senshi unable to save her. Zoisite tried to kill Sailor Moon, but he is killed by Sailor V, saving Sailor Moon.
Believing Sailor V's claim to being Princess Serenity, Sailor Moon's tiara changes again. Later at night, Kunzite attacks Tokyo, luring out the Sailor Senshi to Tokyo Tower. Sailor Moon uses the Moon Stick to heal Tokyo and she is attacked by Kunzite, but is saved by Tuxedo Mask. She tells Tuxedo Mask to run, and kisses him. She uses her powers to shield the Sailor Senshi, including Sailor V, her Princess. Kunzite unleashed a powerful energy blast at Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask steps in front of her, taking the full hit, mortally wounding him. Seeing him hurt, Sailor Moon begins remembered her life in the Moon Kingdom as Princess Serenity, and Mamoru remembers her and his old life as Endymion, Princess Serenity's lover. Sailor Moon transforms into Princess Serenity, and the other Senshi regain their memories, including Sailor V, who is revealed to be Sailor Venus. As Serenity cries, the tear begins to shine and transforms into the Legendary Silver Crystal, which was revealed to be hidden within her the whole time. Tuxedo Mask is then ripped from Serenity's grasp, and taken by the Dark Kingdom.
Black Moon ArcEdit
Transformation Phrases and ItemsEdit
- Moon Prism Power, Make Up
- Moon Crystal Power, Make Up
- Moon Cosmic Power, Make Up
- Crisis, Make Up
- Moon Crisis, Make Up
- Silver Moon Crystal Power, Make Up
- Transformation Brooch
- Disguise Pen
- Crystal Star
- Cosmic Heart Compact
- Holy Grail
- Crisis Moon Compact
- Holy Moon Cálice
Attacks and WeaponsEdit
- Supersonic Waves
- Moon Frisbee
- Sailor Moon Kick
- Moon Twilight Flash
- Moon Sparkling Sensation
- Moon Healing Escalation
- Sailor Planet Power
- Moon Princess Halation
- Moon Spiral Heart Attack
- Rainbow Moon Heart Ache
- Rainbow Double Moon Heart Ache
- Moon Gorgeous Meditation
- Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss
- Double Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss
- Silver Moon Crystal Power Therapy Kiss
- Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power
In the initial proposal for the Sailor Moon series, each of the five heroines had a completely unique outfit. Eventually it was determined that they would wear uniforms based around a single theme, and Sailor Moon's costume concept was the closest to that which would eventually be used for all the girls. The original did have some small differences, including color changes, an exposed midriff, and ribbons around the gloves and boots. She also had a mask, which would appear in a few chapters of the manga itself before being discarded. These aspects of Sailor Moon's costume are shown in multiple pieces of early artwork, along with a gun and cloak, which were also parts of the original concept. In later concept art, her design was much more closer to the final design, with a few differences. In that design, her gloves and shoulder pads/sleeves were red, she wore a white ribbon around her neck that had a crescent moon with an accessory similar to her brooch attached to it, the borders of her gloves were orange, her mask was very thin, her brooch looked a bit different, and her hair clips were attached to her tiara. It was also noted that she had a pink manicure.
In the initial sketches, Sailor Moon had silver hair. By the intermediate stages of development, Takeuchi planned to have the character's hair be blonde in civilian form and change to silver when she transformed, but she was told by her editor that silver hair would be too plain for cover art. Nevertheless, stylistic use of differently-colored hair does sometimes appear in later artwork, and the concept of the heroines' hair changing color when transformed is used in the live-action adaption.
The Moon represents Yin in Chinese mythology, which is the receptive and passive feminine life principle. This explains Usagi's fear to fight as Sailor Moon at first. Also, in many prehistoric and ancient cultures, the Moon was personified as a lunar deity or other supernatural phenomenon. This could be why she was referred to as the "Soldier of Mystery" by Neo-Queen Serenity.
- In a 1996 interview with Animerica magazine, Naoko Takeuchi explained her motive for the creation of Sailor Moon's character as her wanting to create someone as close as possible to her own personality.
- Regarding Moon's appearance, however, Takeuchi noted that her drawing style's having been inspired by that of Galaxy Express creator Leiji Matsumoto was something of a hindrance to her vision. "Matsumoto's women are all adult and sexy," she lamented. "I wish I could have made Usagi a little chubbier."
- In the anime, she was the only "Eternal" Senshi with wings and a skirt of three layers.
- Her odango give an impression of a rabbit's (albeit elongated) ears.
- On the back of her head near the bottom of where her hair parts, one can see two pieces are sticking out. They form a crescent moon shape.
- Out of all the other members of the Senshi, Sailor Moon was the one who had the most transformation phases and sequences.
- As her Anime transformation poses end, she either has a crescent moon, a heart or a butterfly in the background, while all the other Senshi have their planetary symbol.
- In the manga, Sailor Moon is the only Solar System Senshi who has never turned evil.
- Sailor Moon is on the cover art of volume one on all versions of the manga.
- Her lunar symbol is the crescent moon (☽) and is seen on various brooches, wands, rods, clothing etc. represented by Luna, the Roman goddess/Selena, the Greek goddess.
- In alchemy, silver is represented by ☽.
- Either way, Sailor Moon carries the English word, neither the Roman (because of the cat, Luna), nor the Greek one (e.g. because of her English civilian name, Serena).
- In the Nakayoshi Character Poll results, Sailor Moon placed:
- Dark Kingdom arc: 1st place
- Black Moon arc: 2nd place
- Infinity arc (listed as Super Sailor Moon): 1st place
- Dream arc:
- Eternal Sailor Moon: 1st place
- Super Sailor Moon: 4th place
- It is implied that Sailor Moon was not active during the Silver Millenium, and was awakened for the first time in the 20th century.
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