This article is about the title character in the manga. For other uses, please see Sailor Moon (disambiguation)
Sailor Moon is the title character and leader of the Sailor Senshi. She was the first Senshi to be awakened by the moon cat Luna and the second Senshi to be awakened. Her secret identity is Usagi Tsukino. Her attacks are based on the moonlight, energy in different forms, healing, and sound. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.
When Usagi fought evil as Sailor Moon in the beginning of the story, she was portrayed as a "reluctant heroine", often having to be rescued by others, especially by Tuxedo Mask.
Throughout various battles and experiences, Usagi eventually develops into a more mature, confident, and reliable individual, both as a fighter and as a leader. However, she has her crybaby moments now and then.
While Sailor Moon has gained several mystical weapons and objects through the series, her most powerful possession is the Silver Crystal, which allows her to transform in her Senshi form. After learning to manipulate its incredible power, she has potential to not only use it for her attacks and commands but also to other abilities such as revive memories, fend off dark energy, reincarnate monsters to humans, turn "evil" to "good", extend longevity, and reincarnate/revive the deceased. However, the strain of using such power often causes the user to lose their life, as it derives from the life force of the user.
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 has two wing-like barrettes in her hair, her earrings are no longer dangling moons, but simply crescent moons affixed to her ears. Her choker is yellow with a red heart in the center. The stripes on her collar change from white to yellow and her shoulder pads are translucent and more wing-like in shape. The back waist bow becomes long, white and billowy with a yellow belt around her waist. However, the most obvious change is her skirt; it is now white with a yellow and blue border at the bottom. In the manga, there were more noticeable changes; her collar is blue in front and yellow in the back, the colors blended into each other over her shoulders. Instead of two different-colored stripes at the bottom of her skirt, the colors seem 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 wears a tiara and instead has a gold crescent moon on her forehead, her earrings have 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, but is dark blue with two gold stripes and in place of her shoulder pads are short solid pink bubble-like sleeves with a red band at the end. In the place of her front bow is a gold heart with a crescent moon at the bottom, with what appears to be four angel wings coming out of it. Her gloves are the same as before, but with a red v-shape border 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 is replaced with a huge set of angel wings and two very long, thin red ribbons trailing down from them. Her boots are 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 is 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.
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 Dark Kingdom 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, and destroys Jadeite. they escaped 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 tries 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 unleashes 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 Prince 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. The Senshi console Usagi after losing Tuxedo Mask, and they travel to the moon where Queen Serenity helps them regain their memories from the Silver Millennium. When they returned to Earth, Kunzite began attacking Tokyo and Sailor Moon healed everyone, before Kunzite went after her for the Silver Crystal. She had him follow her into space and she demanded that he return Tuxedo Mask, but he said Tuxedo Mask was dead. Before Kunzite could attack Sailor Moon, the Senshi kill him with Sailor Planet Power.
When Tuxedo Mask returned, under the control of the Dark Kingdom, Sailor Moon, after initially hesitating, chose to fight him after he injured Luna when he infiltrated the Senshi secret base. When Sailor Moon failed to heal him with the Moon Stick, she came face to face with Queen Beryl. The evil queen told Sailor Moon that Tuxedo Mask died but was revived by Queen Metalia. Beryl tried to strangle Sailor Moon, but Sailor Venus was able to save Sailor Moon by stabbing and killing Beryl with the Holy Sword. Sailor Venus lost consciousness, and Tuxedo Mask grabbed her and Sailor Moon chased them into a portal, leading to D-Point in the North Pole, in the heart of the Dark Kingdom. Tuxedo Mask, still under Metalia's control, attacked Sailor Moon, demanding for the secret to awakening the power of the Silver Crystal. Tuxedo Mask was able to take on Sailor Moon and the other Senshi, after they located the base, and Luna told them it was because of the piece of the Silver Crystal within him, that would be needed to seal Metalia for good. Sailor Moon took the Holy Sword and used it to slash Tuxedo Mask, and then drove the blade on herself.
As the couple laid, apparently dead, the Silver Crystal was made whole and formed around them, but Queen Metalia consumed the crystal and the two, and began expanding, feeding off the power. Sailor Moon was awakened by the power the Sailor Senshi delivered to her and she found the pocket watch Mamoru gave her, which protected her from killing herself. Trying to prevent Metalia from stealing more power from the Silver Crystal, Sailor Moon teleported her, Tuxedo Mask, and the crystal out of the beast. Sailor Moon tried to fight Metalia, but the evil being seemed to use the energy to grow bigger. With Tuxedo Mask alive, he told Sailor Moon that the weak spot on Metalia was a diamond shaped gem on her forehead, and he would support her with her Senshi out of commission. Tuxedo Mask gave her his strength and Sailor Moon used the Moon Stick in conjunction with the Silver Crystal. Her power, with the power of her friends and Tuxedo Mask, destroyed Metalia for good, but Sailor Moon's Transformation Brooch was destroyed in the process.
Usagi and Mamoru went to the Moon where she received the new Crystal Star from Queen Serenity and she transformed into Sailor Moon, and used the Silver Crystal to heal the planet from the damage committed by Metalia. She returned to Earth and happily was reunited with her friends.
Usagi was forced to become Sailor Moon again, when the Black Moon Clan began its assault on present-day Earth. Sailor Moon confronted Koan, attacking Sailor Mars and she tried to use her tiara, only for Koan to deflect it back at Sailor Moon, but she was rescued by Tuxedo Mask. Their love produced the Cutie Moon Rod and Sailor Moon used Moon Princess Halation to destroy Koan, but she watched helplessly as Sailor Mars was abducted by Rubeus. Sailor Moon defeated two more Ayakashi Sisters, only for Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter to be abducted by Rubeus as well. After Usagi retrieved her brooch from Chibiusa, after being rescued by Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon was able to destroy Calaveras and save Sailor Venus. Chibiusa revealed to them that she was from the future and begs for Sailor Moon's help in saving it.
Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Tuxedo Mask, and Chibiusa traveled to the Time Gate, where the three heroes were confronted and attacked by the Gate's guardian, Sailor Pluto. She stopped her attack when Chibiusa arrived to get her and they were allowed to pass through the gate, into the future to Crystal Tokyo. Upon arriving at the barren landscape, they run into a trap, set by the Boule Brothers, and Sailor Moon discovered she couldn't use her power in the future. After the brothers are destroyed, the group heads into the palace, where they find a woman in a deep slumber, Neo Queen Serenity, and the meet Diana and a hologram of King Endymion. King Endymion introduces himself as the future Tuxedo Mask and Neo Queen Serenity is the future Sailor Moon, and that Chibiusa is their daughter. He told them about the future and the current assault from the Black Moon from the planet Nemesis, but soon Sailor Moon started feeling ill and became distorted for being in the future for too long and had to be sent back to the past with her friends. When Chibiusa was attacked by Esmeraude in the future, Sailor Moon, Venus, and Tuxedo Mask returned to the future to save her. Sailor Moon tried to use her attack again, and again it failed. Tuxedo Mask destroyed Esmeraude, but Sailor Moon was immediately kidnapped by Prince Demande and taken to Nemesis.
While Usagi was prisoner, Saphir tried to kill her, thinking her and the Silver Crystal were the cause of all the conflict, but Neo Queen Serenity made a connection to Usagi and she could use the Silver Crystal to transform into Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon used her power to free her friends, Sailor Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter, causing Nemesis to become unstable and she teleported her and her friends back to Crystal Tokyo. There, they were greeted by Sailor Venus, but Tuxedo Mask and Chibiusa had gone missing in the vacuum of time. They had to temporarily head back to the past, but they went back to Crystal Tokyo when it was under attack. It was there, where they discovered the Black Moon Clan attacked the palace, now allied with Chibiusa, who was brainwashed and became Black Lady, and a controlled Tuxedo Mask. The Senshi, including Sailor Moon were subdued and Black Lady stole the past Silver Crystal from Sailor Moon. After Sailor Pluto died after stopping time and Black Lady was freed from Wiseman's control, becoming Sailor Chibi Moon, Usagi became Sailor Moon again. She and the now freed Tuxedo Mask used their combined power to destroy Demande, and Sailor Moon used her power to try and destroy Death Phantom, but both she and the villain vanished. She and Tuxedo Mask were teleported to the true location of Death Phantom aka Nemesis, and were joined by Sailor Chibi Moon. With Tuxedo Mask's support, Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon used their Cutie Moon Rods to destroy Death Phantom for good. The the process, their weapons and the Crystal Star were destroyed but Neo Queen Serenity gave Usagi the Cosmic Heart Compact.
Usagi is again forced to become Sailor Moon when the Death Busters appear, starting with defeating a Daimon. She defeated a second Daimon that was going to attack Chibiusa and her new friend, Hotaru Tomoe, while mysterious figures were watching the battle. After defeating one of the Witches 5, Eudial, Sailor Moon saw the two figures again, and chased them through the woods where she was kissed by one of them, who resembled the student, Haruka Tenou. Sailor Moon and the Senshi fought another Death Buster's minion, Mimete, but before the witch could hurt Sailor Chibi Moon, she was rescued and Mimete was killed by the two mysterious figures, who revealed themselves as the Outer Sailor Senshi: Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. Despite fighting the Death Busters, the two didn't consider themselves allies of the other Senshi and attacked them so they could escape.
Despite being attacked by them, Sailor Moon still believed that the Outer Senshi and Inner Senshi could be allies, especially after they saved Sailor Mercury from Viluy. Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi fought Tellu, but she found her Moon Spiral Heart Attack to be useless against her, but they are saved by newly awakened Sailor Pluto, who explained the Outer Senshi's mission is to prevent the awakening of the Deity of Destruction and they couldn't work together. The last of the Witches 5, Cyprine, attacked the Outer Senshi and Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi went to help. Cyprine used her magic to turn the Inner and Outer Senshi against one another, but Sailor Moon was not affected by it. She, Sailor Chibi Moon and Tuxedo Mask tried to free them, but Sailor Moon's attack was useless, causing Ptilol to appear from Cyprine. Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, and Sailor Chibi Moon combined their power to create the Holy Grail, freeing the other Senshi, and the Inner Senshi added their power to it, as well as the Outer Senshi adding their talismans' power. Sailor Moon drank from it and transformed into Super Sailor Moon, and destroy the evil twins. The Outer Senshi told them that the talismans were the keys to awakening Sailor Saturn, who, once awakened, would destroy the world, and that Hotaru was the reincarnation of Sailor Saturn, who the the Outers planned to kill to prevent Sailor Saturn's awakening. It was this reason, the Outers rationalized, that they couldn't ally with the other Senshi. Sailor Moon chased after Sailor Chibi Moon, only to find the entity within Hotaru awaken as Mistress 9, the partner of the leader of the Death Busters, Pharaoh 90. Sailor Moon could not help as Mistress 9 immediately who stole Chibiusa's Silver Crystal and soul.
With Mamoru keeping Chibiusa alive, Sailor Moon and the other Senshi went to Infinity Academy to stop Mistress 9 and reclaim Chibiusa's soul. The Inner Senshi are captured by the Witches 5, who were resurrected by Kaolinite. Sailor Moon was attacked by illusions, but she was able to overcome them. She fought the Witches 5 and was saved by the Outer Senshi and the Inner Senshi were freed. They all agreed to work together and Sailor Moon once again became Super Sailor Moon, and the fought and destroyed Kaolinite. The team splits up with the Inner Senshi going up towards the roof, while the Outer Senshi and Sailor Moon went to the basement, where they found Professor Tomoe. He turned into a Daimon and Sailor Moon was forced to kill him. When Mistress 9 destroyed the building, Sailor Moon and the Outer Senshi escaped the building, but the Inner Senshi were hit, losing consciousness and Sailor Moon lost her Super form, with her comrade critically hurt.
She fought Mistress 9, who was able to break from Hotaru, but Hotaru was able to retrieve Chibiusa's soul and Silver Crystal. The Senshi fought Mistress 9 and Pharaoh 90, but Mistress 9 merged with Pharaoh 90 and he gained power from the Tau Nebula, able to spread through the Earth as all the Senshi but Sailor Moon lost power. In a last ditch effort, Sailor Moon summoned the Holy Grail, and she jumped into Pharaoh 90 in hopes to release all its power and the power of the Silver Crystal to destroy the villain. Sailor Moon arose from Pharaoh 90, as he was dying from Sailor Saturn as she began to destroy the world, and seeing Sailor Moon return, Saturn saw hope for the world and instead sent Pharaoh 90 back to the Tau Nebula to die along with herself. Sailor Moon turned into Neo Queen Serenity, and healed the world caused by Pharaoh 90 and had Hotaru reborn, who would be raised by the Outers, and they parted as friends.
After the solar eclipse freed the Dead Moon Circus, they unleashed a tiger, which Usagi and Chibiusa tried to stop, only to find they couldn't transform and their Holy Grails vanished in the absence of the Outer Senshi. However, they still had the will to fight on and they gained new brooches, allowing them to transform immediately into Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon. Seeing the new Senshi, the circus summoned lemures to attack the two girls. Sailor Chibi Moon used Twinkle Yell to summon Pegasus, and he gave Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Moon their new weapon, the Moon Kaleidoscopes, destroying the lemures. However, the Dead Moon Circus examined the Senshi's dreams as they were checking on Mamoru, who collapsed, and PallaPalla reversed their ages, so Usagi would be a child while Chibiusa would be a teenager.
When Sailor Mercury gained her Sailor Crystal and became Super Sailor Mercury, Usagi and Chibiusa arrived just as Mercury destroyed the nightmare and the two transformed, removing the spell on them and turning them back to their original ages and Sailor Moon destroyed Ami's assailant, Fish Eye. Seeing how powerful Sailor Moon was and jealous of it, Sailor Chibi Moon summoned Pegasus, to meet Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon ran off. After Makoto gains her Super form, Chibiusa and Usagi get alerted by Pegasus that Mamoru was in danger, and the two arrive to find Pegasus trying to protect a sick Mamoru from Lemures and the two transform and destroy the Lemures. Sailor Moon then saw the severity of Mamoru's illness when he coughed up black blood. Pegasus transformed into Helios, and revealed that the Dead Moon came from the core of the new moon and while he was able to hold it off after the Silver Millennium fell, the solar eclipse gave them an opening to curse Elysion, as well as Helios and Mamoru. Mamoru told Sailor Moon she should stay away from him, lest she gain the curse herself, but she refused to leave him and the curse began to pass to her as well.
Usagi was crippled by the curse, deaf to her companions' pleas as they were fighting the Dead Moon Circus, until she felt the Outer Senshi return to help and it gave her strength to continue the fight. She and Mamoru met up and transformed, to join the fight. The curse on them worsened and Zirconia used Zircon to on them and the curse began to transform the two into younger child versions of themselves and Helios saved them by teleporting them out of the battlefield to Elysion.
Usagi and Mamoru awoke in their original age, where Helios explains the danger of Queen Nehellenia to Earth and Elysion. The couple escape and transform to continue their fight. However, they found the city over run by the Dead Moon Circus and the curse again weakened Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Helios used the power of Elysion to save them but Zirconia arrived and mortally injures Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Sailor Moon saw all her friends dead, as well as herself, but Tuxedo Mask was able to snap her and the other Senshi out of their nightmares. When the Senshi severly hurt Zirconia, they followed her to the Dead Moon Circus tent where she escaped into the mirror, and Sailor Moon followed her. It was in the mirror, where she came face to face with Nehellenia, and found Chibi Moon and Saturn trapped in mirror shards. She freed the two Senshi, and she and Chibi Moon tried to destroy her, to no avail. The Senshi outside the mirror damaged it, hurting Nehellenia and Sailor Moon, Chibi Moon and Saturn escaped. The Dead Moon Circus retreated to Elysion and the Senshi followed after them. Arriving, they found Helios, no longer responding, having used all his power to protect Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. They saw the Dead Moon ship arrive with Nehellenia prepared to face them.
She revealed to Sailor Moon that she knew Queen Serenity in the Silver Millennium, and as the curse began to take hold of Sailor Moon, she used her attack on Nehellenia, only for the attack to be reflected from the mirror the dark queen resided in. Sailor Moon and the Senshi were put into a dark dimension, where they saw the Silver Millennium of the past where Nehellenia was cursed in the mirror by Queen Serenity, but not before placing a curse on baby Princess Serenity to die before ascending to the throne. Nehellenia was able to steal the Silver Crystal from Sailor Moon, but Tuxedo Mask gave Usagi strength and the crystal was retaken. Sailor Moon gathered her power, as the Senshi turned into their princess forms and the cats took a human form. The power turned into the Holy Moon Chalice, and everyone pooled their power together to the chalice, allowing Super Sailor Moon to become Eternal Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon gathered the power of her Silver Crystal, and the Senshi provided their power from their Sailor Crystals, and the Golden Crystal was unlocked from Tuxedo Mask, who provided its power as well to Sailor Moon. With the combined power, Sailor Moon used it on Nehellenia, who took on a hideous form, before dissolving into the mirror and the eclipse began to end as light returned to Earth and Elysion. Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask took on their regal forms, Neo Queen Serenity and King Endymion, and sent Nehellenia back to the darkness of the moon before the entire body was engulfed in light, ending the battle, and Serenity purified the Amazon Stones, freeing the Amazoness Quartet into their true forms and the Asteroid Senshi.
After Mamoru is killed, Usagi forgets his death in trauma, and goes to a concert performed by Haruka where she meets the idols, the Starlights, when the concert is attacked by a Sailor Animamate of the Shadow Galactica, named Sailor Iron Mouse. Usagi transformed into Sailor Moon along with the other Senshi, but they couldn't defeat the enemy, until the three Sailor Starlights arrive and destroy the villain. While the other Senshi don't trust these new warriors, Usagi met with Seiya and learned they were looking for their princess, but the two were attacked by Sailor Aluminum Siren. When Sailor Mercury and Jupiter came to help, they were captured, and Sailor Moon tried to destroy the villain, but she used her friends as shields, killing them and taking their Sailor Crystals, before the Animamate herself was destroyed by the Starlights. Later Sailor Moon arrived to save Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus from Sailor Lead Crow. She destroyed the villain, but Venus and Mars were killed by Galaxia, immediately after, triggering a flashback of Sailor Moon remembering Mamoru was killed. When Sailor Tin Nyanko attacks Luna, Artemis, and Diana, Sailor Moon was unable to protect them and they were seriously hurt, unable to take their human forms. They are saved by the Starlights and Sailor Moon meets Sailor Chibi Chibi, who was Chibi Chibi, a girl posing as Usagi's sister.
Knowing she needed to try stop these villains, Sailor Moon went with Sailor Chibi Chibi, Princess Kakyuu, and the Sailor Starlight to the castles of Charon, Miranda, and Triton, to find the Outer Senshi were killed by Galaxia as well. Sailor Moon decided to go to Sagittarius Zero Star, the base of the Shadow Galactica at the center of the galaxy. She is put into a stasis by Sailor Lethe, who killed Luna, Artemis, and Diana, but at Sailor Mnemosyne's begging, she was going to free Sailor Moon, until Sailor Phi and Chi arrive to kill the traitors, as well as killing the Starlights, but Sailor Chibi Chibi protect Sailor Moon and Princess Kakyuu.
The three arrive at Galaxia's castle, where they are confronted by Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon but they are rescued by Sailor Chibi Moon and the Asteroid Senshi. Chibi Moon is surprised by Sailor Chibi Chibi, revealing that Chibi Chibi is not another daughter of Neo Queen Serenity. Sailor Moon and the others fight Sailor Phi and Chi, defeating them but not before one of them kills Sailor Kakyuu. Galaxia used her powers to create evil versions of the Sailor Senshi of the Solar System to fight Sailor Moon, as well as Tuxedo Mask. Sailor Chibi Chibi showed Chibi Moon the Senshi were just creations of Galaxia, and Sailor Moon destroyed them, and entered the castle where she prepared to fight Galaxia. She faced Galaxia in the heart of the base where lied the Galaxy Cauldron.
Galaxia threw the Sailor Crystals into the Galaxy Cauldron along with Tuxedo Mask, causing Chibi Moon to vanish, and Chibi Chibi protected Sailor Moon as Chaos turned on Galaxia. Sailor Moon saved Galaxia as she met the true enemy, Chaos, who was the source of all conflict in the galaxy. Sailor Chibi Chibi told Sailor Moon that to truly destroy Chaos, she must destroy the Galaxy Cauldron, the place where stars are born, and Galaxia killed herself. Still hopeful of the future, Sailor Moon refused to destroy the Cauldron and Chibi Chibi turned into Sailor Cosmos. Sailor Moon used the Silver Crystal and dragged Chaos with her as she jumped into the Galaxy Cauldron. In the cauldron, her desire to save and protect everyone allowed her to find her loved ones and bring them back to life.
Usagi in the manga started out as a whiny and sometimes a bit selfish girl. She was obsessed with boys and love, always desiring to to find a boyfriend for herself. When she was forced into battle by luna, she was very reluctant and ever so slowly began to gain confidence through her battles with the senshi, and even managing to find her love, Mamoru. Eventually she matured into a confident, strong woman, who embraced her powers as a sailor senshi. And was willing to fight for her friends and the safety of the universe.
Powers and Abilities
Usagi can transform into a "Sailor Soldier" by wearing a special device (usually a brooch) and shouting a special command that activates the device. Her original transformation command is "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!" (ムーンプリズムパワー、メイクアップ! Mūn Purizumu Pawā, Meiku Appu!). She gains a new basic transformation sequence for each of the five major story arcs. In the fifth arc she becomes Eternal Sailor Moon with "Silver Moon Crystal Power, Make Up."
As the protagonist and leader, Usagi has the most special powers of any character in the series. Her physical attacks, usually one-offs and not always successful, include the occasional use of her hair pins as projectile weapons. One of her techniques is the "Ultrasonic Wave" (超音波 chō onpa), which involves using her red hair pieces to amplify her screams.
The Legendary Silver Crystal (「幻の銀水晶」Maboroshi no Ginzuishō, lit. "Phantom Silver Crystal") is a magical crystal that only the members of the Moon Dynasty can use.
The Crystal possesses tremendous power, capable of reviving an entire world from ruin.
The Silver Crystal is possibly the single most powerful artifact in the universe, able to focus the energy of its wielder to perform magnificent feats. However, several artifacts rival it in strength, including the Black Crystal of the Death Phantom, and the Saffer Crystal of Sailor Galaxia.
Because Chibiusa comes from the future – having eventually inherited the Silver Crystal from Usagi – two versions of it exist in the series. After the first and second story arcs, the owners of the crystals keep them in their respective transformation brooches and only remove them in times of urgent need.
Transformation Phrases and Items
Attacks and Weapons
- 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 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
- Sailor Moon is on the cover art of volume one on all versions of the manga.
- Originally, Sailor Moon was supposed to have pink hair 
For images of the manga incarnation of Sailor Moon, please see Sailor Moon/Image Gallery.
- Sailor Moon (character) - The Article on the Wikipedia