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Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness
真の救世主は誰? 光と影のカオス
Shin no Meshia wa Dare? Hikari to Yami no Kaosu

3, Sailor Moon S

Air date

November 5, 1994


Shigeru Yanagawa


Noriyo Sasaki




The Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double Transformation


A House Full of Evil Presence! The Secret of the Beautiful Girl, Hotaru


“Show Stoppers”

Air date

July 12, 2000


The Purity Chalice


Rini's Risky Friendship

"Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness" was the 23rd episode of the third season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 112th overall. It first aired in Japan on November 5, 1994. The English dub title for this episode is "Show Stoppers" and it first aired in North America on July 12, 2000.


At a movie-making picnic, Chibiusa quickly befriends a teenaged girl named Hotaru Tomoe; a lonely and sickly girl who possesses extraordinary abilities of her own. Will Chibiusa and her best friends discover that her father, Souichi Tomoe, is none other than the mad scientist who created the Death Busters.



Changes From the Manga

  • Chibiusa meets Hotaru outside a lab building of Mugen Academy.

First Appearances



  • The scene of Hotaru catching Chibiusa's hat would appear again in episode 168 as one of the many memories/flashbacks a five-year-old reborn Hotaru regained with the help of the spirit of Sailor Saturn herself.
  • When the victim's heart crystal is extracted and swallowed by the Daimon, the victim's skin becomes gray.
  • In the Cloverway dub when Sailor Moon uses the Holy Grail to transform into Super Sailor Moon, she says the phrase as Moon Crisis Power! rather than Crisis, Make Up! in Japanese and the Viz dub.


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