Girl Power! The End of Jadeite
|Onna no Ko wa Danketsu yo! Jedaito no Saigo|
1, Sailor Moon
June 6, 1992
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
“Fight to the Finish (DiC)
September 22, 1995
"Girl Power! The End of Jadeite" is the 13th episode of the first season of the Sailor Moon anime, and the 13th episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on June 6, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Fight to the Finish", and it first aired in North America on September 22, 1995.
Despite the energy that was gathered, Queen Beryl is disappointed with Jadeite's repeated failures to destroy the Sailor Senshi. Queen Beryl tells Jadeite that this is his last chance to destroy the Sailor Senshi for failure this time will have him condemn to Eternal Sleep where he will drift into profound darkness forever. Using an illusion to appear over the city of Tokyo, Jadeite challenges them to a duel at the Haneda Airport, threatening to burn Tokyo if they refuse. Rei wants to fight him, while Ami thinks they should come up with a plan as she (correctly) suspects that it's a trap, and Usagi doesn't want to fight him either.
The next day, a news report goes out about the previous night's events. While thinks it's a hoax, the police are taking the threat seriously and plan to be at the airport that night. The students at Usagi's school want to go to the airport, but Usagi convinces them otherwise, as she and Luna don't want them caught in the fight. Police are stationed in the airport, but Jadeite puts them all to sleep. Usagi, Ami, and Rei take a train to the airport where several evil cops attack them. They all transform. Sailor Mercury discovers them to be made out of clay by Jadeite, and Sailor Mars destroys them.
Jadeite then controls two jets to chase after them, but Tuxedo Mask stops it and fights Jadeite. They both go into the water, but it is Jadeite who reappears. He then re-controls the jets to chase after the Sailor Senshi. Luna reminds them that Jadeite is the enemy, not the jet, and so they devise a plan. Sailor Moon diverts the jets away from them, getting them to chase after her, while Sailor Mercury used her Sabão Spray (Mercury Bubbles Blast) attack to obscure Jadeite's vision. As the second jet chases Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars uses Akuryo Taisan on Jadeite's back, causing the jets to chase after him.
Sailor Moon uses Moon Tiara Action. Jadeite barely dodges the tiara before the jet runs him over. A wounded Jadeite is apparently teleported back to the Dark Kingdom where Queen Beryl tells Jadeite that he has failed to destroy the Sailor Senshi for the last time. Jadeite attempts to tell Queen Beryl the identities of the Sailor Senshi, but she locks him in Eternal Sleep (represented as being frozen in a large crystal) dismissing his discovery as one of his excuses. As Jadeite vanishes into profound darkness, Queen Beryl informs everyone that is present in her throne room to let Jadeite's fate be a warning to all of them. She then appoints Nephrite as her new commander. Nephrite assures Queen Beryl that she can put her trust in him, stating that he is not a fool like Jadeite.
Tuxedo Mask reappears, having survived the battle with Jadeite.
Changes From the Manga
- Jadeite met his end by Sailor Moon (when she and Luna binded him with her tiara), and Sailor Mars (when she incinerated him) in Act 3.
- In the original and VIZ dub, Jadeite starts throwing sexist insults at the Sailors. Many have complained about this uncharacteristic behaviour. The original dub instead has him calling them weak and saying they will never defeat him.
- This episode included a small reference to the RoboCop movie, as Sailor Mercury's Mercury Goggle had the English words "Arrest Mode" in one of the lower corners.
- When Sailor Mercury was analyzing the policemen made of clay, the words "DIRECTIVE - HANIWA" appeared on her Super Computer. Haniwa are ancient Japanese burial markers composed of clay, used in the style of a tombstone. Haniwa and The Directive are the names of 2 of the characters in the anime The Skull Man.
- The phrase quoted by Jadeite, "The life of a flower is short and full of suffering," was also used by Sailor Moon in the Sailor Moon R: The Movie and in episode 121 of the anime.