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The Dark Kingdom as seen in the anime, with Queen Metaria looming over it.
Dark Kingdom
Story arc: Sailor Moon (anime)
Dark Kingdom (manga)
Live-action series
Codename: Sailor V (Dark Agency only)
Dub name: Negaverse
Leader: Queen Beryl
Chaos form: Queen Metaria
Key figures: The Shitennou, Mio Kuroki, Dark Mercury, Danburite
MOTD: Youma
Dark Agency Idols
Tools: Crystal Ball

The Dark Kingdom (ダークキングダム Dāku Kingudamu?) is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. They are the primary villains of the first story arc in every version of the series, and are responsible for the destruction of the ancient Moon Kingdom. The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon The Dark Kingdom arc is the first story arc in the Sailor Moon anime and manga metaseries. ... Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King - Nibelungenlied saga movie Dark Kingdom - Sailor Moon Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - PlayStation 3 Category: ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Dark Kingdom arc. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... King Sphinx, an example of a Villain of the Week, from the Power Rangers series Villain of the week (or, depending on genre, monster of the week or freak of the week) is a term that describes the nature of one-use antagonists in episodic fiction, specifically ongoing American genre... For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Dark Kingdom arc. ... A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ...


This kingdom came into being in the 20th century when the servants of those who had served the evil Queen Metaria millennia before (in the battle against the civilization on the Moon) were reawakened.[1] Queen Beryl and her four Shitennou lead this group, attempting to gather human energy with which to reawaken Metaria. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... This article is about Earths moon. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


Creatures called youma (meaning "monster") serve as monsters of the day in the anime. They are summoned by the Shitennou in order to drain energy, hunt the Princess, distract the Sailor Senshi, or perform various other tasks. This article is about the legendary creature. ... King Sphinx, an example of a Villain of the Week, from the Power Rangers series Villain of the week (or, depending on genre, monster of the week or freak of the week) is a term that describes the nature of one-use antagonists in episodic fiction, specifically ongoing American genre... The Sailor Team. ...


DiC's English dub of Sailor Moon calls them the Negaverse, a portmanteau of negative and universe.[2] The term is applied to all enemies in the English dubs of the first two Sailor Moon series, implying that they are all loyal to Beryl or her cause. In the original Japanese anime, the Dark Kingdom is separate from the origins of any other set of antagonists, and is the extra-dimensional location of the evil Queen Beryl and her minions. In the English dub of the Sailor Moon R movie[3], references are made to Kisenian Blossom sowing seeds of "negativity." Later, when Cloverway took over dubbing, references were made at first to "old enemies" but this was soon dropped entirely. In the English version, the youma are only referred to as "Negamonsters" by the Sailor Scouts (and Tuxedo Mask). DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The Sailor Moon anime and manga metaseries has been adapted into many different languages, including English. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... The Sailor Moon R movie is the first of three theatrically released Sailor Moon movies. ...

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Key figures

Queen Beryl

Queen Beryl as seen in the anime.
Queen Beryl as seen in the anime.

Queen Beryl (クイン・ベリル Kuin Beriru?) is the first major villain in every version of the Sailor Moon series. She is named after the mineral beryl. Beryl has immense magical power, but she uses most of it to channel the life energy harvested by her servants to the entity called Queen Metaria. Image File history File links QueenBeryl. ... Image File history File links QueenBeryl. ... Bad guy redirects here. ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Dark Kingdom arc. ... Three varieties of beryl: Morganite, Aquamarine, and Heliodor The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. ... It has been suggested that Vital force theory be merged into this article or section. ...


In most versions of the story, she has the ability to corrupt others into serving the powers of darkness. Her generals, for instance, were once the bodyguards and best friends of Prince Endymion, and in most versions of the story she is able to use her powers to sway Tuxedo Mask into her service.


In the manga, Beryl was a beautiful girl on Earth during the age of the Silver Millennium. She is shown holding a staff and kneeling before a cauldron,[4] so it is possible (but not known for certain) that she had some kind of power even then.[original research?] Beryl was in love with Prince Endymion, but her love was unrequited; when she discovered Endymion with Princess Serenity of the moon, she was crushed. She later states that having Endymion was her sole reason for siding with the evil force from the sun, Queen Metaria.[4] She was corrupted and empowered by Metaria, and used her new powers to mobilize the Earth in a war against their protectors, the Moon Kingdom. The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


Beryl killed Prince Endymion as he was trying to protect Princess Serenity, leading to the princess's own suicide. At some point after this, Sailor Venus killed Beryl with the holy moon sword. Queen Serenity, greatly weakened, sealed away Metaria again, and before dying sent the whole of her Kingdom to be reincarnated on Earth.[4] Prince Endymion Prince Endymion is a fictional character of the Sailormoon metaverse. ...


Beryl is stated to be "reborn" when the Senshi meet her again in the 20th century. She became Queen of the Dark Kingdom, communicating with Queen Metaria and wielding her reincarnated generals Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, and Kunzite to find the Silver Crystal and defeat the newly-awakened Sailor Soldiers. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


Queen Beryl is able to summon the reincarnated Prince Endymion (Tuxedo Mask) to her side, but only after he has been killed and merely exists as a mindless zombie. In the end she fails to get the Silver Crystal, and is again killed by Sailor Venus, who drives a sword through her body. As she falls, she says Endymion's name, and murmurs that she had always just been watching him.[4] Sailor Venus ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


She is generally portrayed in a more tragic light in the manga than she is in the anime, even experiencing a brief moment of regret as she knows that she can no longer turn back.[5]


In the anime, Queen Beryl is the mastermind behind the various attacks against the citizens of Tokyo while Sailor Moon, and later the other Sailor Soldiers, are searching for the Moon Princess. She also kidnaps and brainwashes Prince Endymion in order to force him to kill his lover. But when he breaks free of her control and attacks her she lies in a swoon and begs Queen Metaria for more power,[6] which results in Beryl becoming Metaria's vessel for the destruction of everything on Earth. Queen Beryl is soon vaporised along with Metaria when Sailor Moon, who has transformed into Princess Serenity, combines the power of the Silver Crystal with that of the Moon Stick. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Sailor Moon ) is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon metaseries and the main protagonist of the franchise, as well as its title character. ... Prince Endymion Prince Endymion is a fictional character of the Sailormoon metaverse. ... Princess Serenity is a fictional character in the popular girls manga and anime, Sailor Moon, by Naoko Takeuchi. ...


In the English-dubbed anime no mention is given to her origin and she is only said to be the ruler of the Negaverse, an evil alternate dimension, from which she was somehow able to escape in order to attack this dimension. Yet while she is an extra-dimensional monster in human form that was never born on Earth, it can be assumed that this Beryl has a similar origin because when she sees Tuxedo Mask without his mask, she recognizes his face and seeks to claim him as her own. Her love for Endymion is not mentioned; indeed, she does not even know anything about love, vaguely saying that she has heard of it when Jadeite mentions it as a human phenomenon. [7] She is, however, capable of carnal lust, as seen with her attraction to Darien/Mamoru.


A key difference between the dubbed Beryl and her Japanese counterpart, is that, with the demotion of Metaria to the dub Negaforce, Beryl is much more assertive, vindictive, power hungry, and possessive. (When towards the end of the first season, Darien is freed from mind control, she shouts "Traitor!" and kills him with a stone spear, screaming "You are mine!" [8])


In the original Japanese anime, Beryl was content to serve Metaria and her revive chief motivation was loyalty to Metaria. In the English dub, she rules the Negaverse in her own name and is regarded by her foes as a "snake... all twisted and ugly and full of bitterness." Aside from enslaving the entire universe (or even destroying it with everyone in it) for herself, her chief motivation there was to avenge her defeat one thousand years ago at the hands of her most hated enemy, Queen Serenity, whom she vowed to have "begging for mercy!".[9] She looked down on Serenity's daughter, Sailor Moon as being a nuisance at best. Beryl was supreme leader and junior partner to her advisor, the Negaforce. Aside from being one of the more ruthless and power hungry of her counterparts, there was almost no sympathy extended to her. The sole exception was when she recalled Queen Serenity imprisoning the Seven Shadows, Beryl's voice actresss, Naz Edwards, intoned a sad voice when she read "they were cast into the Earth's atmosphere..." [10] Naz Edwards (born Nazig Dombalagian on February 2, 1952) is an American actress who is most remembered as the voice of antagonist Queen Beryl in the DiC version of Sailor Moon. ...


At the end of the season Beryl is said to be merely banished back to the Negaverse when Sailor Moon defeats her. While the narrator who opened the first season, opens the second season reiterating that information, there is also a continuity error when Artemis mentions during the second series that Queen Beryl had been "completely destroyed." [11] (Anne and Alan also mention her, saying that she had told them about the Earth.[12] They imply that all villains who appear thereafter are being dispatched by Queen Beryl as revenge and it is supported by how later villains mention Negapower and Negamoon.) [13] Ann and Ail, the aliens. ...

Queen Beryl as seen in PGSM.
Queen Beryl as seen in PGSM.

In the live-action series, as in the manga, Beryl sends out her Shitennou to collect energy for Metaria, find the princess, and obtain the Silver Crystal. Beryl had problems, however: Jadeite and Nephrite were rivals for her affections; Zoisite was more loyal to Prince Endymion than to her; and Kunzite had set his sights on taking Queen Metaria's power for himself. However, it was soon revealed that Beryl had revived the four and used her magic to bring them into her service, though only Jadeite and Nephrite are completely under her spell as they have forgotten their past memories. At one point, Beryl creates a shadow of herself, Mio Kuroki (Kuroki Mio), who sets out to ruin Usagi Tsukino's reputation while being Beryl's eyes and ears. Image File history File links BerylPGSM.jpg‎ This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Image File history File links BerylPGSM.jpg‎ This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company or corporation that produced it. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Prince Endymion Prince Endymion is a fictional character of the Sailormoon metaverse. ... Usagi Tsukino , or Serena in the English versions) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries as well as its title character, best known by her pseudonym, Sailor Moon ). She is the de facto leader of the series primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. ...


When she learns that Mamoru Chiba was Endymion, Beryl forces him to come with her by showing him that she can easily kill the Shitennou, with Nephrite as an example. Once she has the object of her desire under her services, Beryl has Jadeite implant an item in Mamoru's body that will shorten his life when he is with Usagi. However, Mamoru still risks his life for Usagi, to Beryl's dismay. Even more, thanks to Usagi's overuse of the Silver Crystal, Beryl loses control over Metaria's actions. She dies in the finale when her castle crumbles under the stress of a distraught Princess using the Silver Crystal to destroy the world. However, for all her sadness she is not alone, as Jadeite stays by her side after she removes her mind-control spell on him, claiming that Beryl is his master by choice.


Beryl's original form appears, blurrily, in a flashback in the later episodes of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Beryl's original form also appears in the manga, where she wears a gypsy-like outfit.[14] In the manga her original form had black hair, but in PGSM her hair was red in her original form. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ...


In the original Japanese anime, Beryl is voiced by Keiko Han, who also voices Luna. During recording, this contrast resulted in occasional fits of giggles among the cast when she would change from Luna's cute, catlike voice to the deep, evil tones of Queen Beryl. Sometimes, she would accidentally play Beryl with Luna's voice.[15] In the English dub, the character was played by Naz Edwards. Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyū. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Keiko Han (潘 恵子 Han Keiko) is a seiyu who was born on April 5, 1953. ... Artemis, Diana, and Luna in the anime. ... Naz Edwards (born Nazig Dombalagian on February 2, 1952) is an American actress who is most remembered as the voice of antagonist Queen Beryl in the DiC version of Sailor Moon. ...


In the stage musicals, Queen Beryl has been played by two actresses: Yuri Nishina and Akiko Miyazawa (who previously played Sailor Venus). In the live action series, she is played by adult film star Aya Sugimoto. Flyer from the 2004 Musical The Sailor Moon musicals ), commonly referred to as SeraMyu ), are a series of live theatre productions based on Naoko Takeuchis metaseries Sailor Moon. ... Sailor Venus ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... Sugimoto Aya (杉本 彩 Sugimoto Aya, born July 19, 1968 in Kyoto) is a former Japanese singer, model, actress, and dancer, who turned nude modeling like many of her peers in the later stage of her career. ...

See also: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon#Mio Kuroki

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Queen Metaria

Queen Metaria's form in the manga.

Queen Metaria (クイン・メタリア Kuin Metaria?) is a malignant, amorphous energy being, similar to the depersonalized Japanese god of evil Amatsu-Mikaboshi. She/it was born as a result of radioactivity in the sun and is the true mastermind behind the Dark Kingdom. Like all arch-villains in the Sailor Moon manga, she is an incarnation of the final arch-villain, Chaos. Her name is sometimes romanized as Metallia, but later editions of the manga included the author's preferred spelling of Metaria.[16] She is called Metalia in the anime. Image File history File links Metallia. ... Image File history File links Metallia. ... In Japanese mythology, Amatsu-Mikaboshi (August Star of Heaven; also called Ama-no-kagaseo, Brilliant Male) is the god of evil and of the stars, specifically the pole star. ... Just as the name suggests, this charming fellow was the final enemy of Sailor Moon, and he vowed to utterly destory the universe. ...


In the manga, when Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity were to be wed, Metaria took advantage of those on Earth who despised the union. Such a person was Beryl, whose affections for Endymion were preyed on by Metaria. After the war, Metaria was sealed at the North Pole and placed in suspended animation. Mamoru Chiba , Darien in the English versions) is the primary male protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Usagi Tsukino , or Serena in the English versions) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries as well as its title character, best known by her pseudonym, Sailor Moon ). She is the de facto leader of the series primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. ...


In the 20th century, Metaria manages to return a reborn Beryl to her service and orders her to find the Silver Crystal so it may be used to free Metaria. After Endymion's reincarnated form is captured, Metaria enters the young man's body to use him as a suitable host, letting Beryl die in battle. After Sailor Moon is forced to kill Endymion, Metaria is freed to resume her evil. She is eventually destroyed by Sailor Moon.

The two leaders of the Dark Kingdom merge into Super Queen Beryl.[17]

In the anime Metaria is much the same, with a few exceptions. She eventually becomes powerful enough to resurrect on her own and then took possession of the dying Beryl, transforming into a towering goddess like creature. Image File history File links Queenberylmetaria. ... Image File history File links Queenberylmetaria. ... Animé redirects here. ... For the 1934 film, see The Goddess (1934 film). ...


In the English dub of the anime, she is referred to only as the Negaforce, a combination of Negative and Force. This dark lord (or lady) is a god/demon-like creature to the peoples of the Negaverse, and though it is the supreme being of its dimension, and thus not beholden to any being from the human dimension, not even Chaos, her/its role is greatly downplayed. As the name change implies, the Negaforce is nameless and impersonal and is more a force of nature and in that sense is closer to Amatsu-Mikaboshi. Unlike Metaria, she seems never to have been sealed away and she seems to have always been a faceless diabolic force, content to have Beryl do the actual work. Despite this, it is Beryl's primary adviser and the power behind her throne; without the Negaforce, Beryl could not rule. It is also more treacherous and manipulative than its Japanese counterpart, showing that despite having no overt dreams of power, has an agenda for which Beryl, her nominal superior is a tool. That can be seen with how she will stoke Beryl’s ego by telling her "queen" "You alone will rule the universe!" in one episode, and demanding the minion she insults for stupidity call her master in another. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the live-action series, Metaria lacks a personality other than the desire to destroy the world. Beryl originally intends to use the Silver Crystal to control Metaria, but later learns that the gem's power only makes Metaria stronger due to Usagi's rage transmitted through it. This escalates to the point where Beryl can no longer control the actions of her own youma and fears that Metaria may destroy everything. During Acts 45-46, Metaria transferred her will into the strongest youma at its service. In a vain attempt to stop Metaria, Endymion takes the creature into his own body with the intent of committing suicide to take it with him. This has nightmarish results, as Metaria takes control of Endymion and then uses him in an attempt to force Sailor Moon to use the Silver Crystal's power. The monster's plan succeeds, but only after Sailor Moon was forced to kill Endymion. But Sailor Moon managed to revive Mamoru with the Silver Crystal's power, with Metaria gone for good.


In Japanese, Queen Metaria is voiced by Noriko Uemura, who reappears in the Death Busters story arc as Professor Tomoe's assistant, Kaolinite. In the dub, Metaria's voice actress is Maria Vacratsis. In the live-action series, she was voiced by Miyū Sawai, who also played Usagi Tsukino and who had her voice digitally deepened and altered for this role.[citation needed] Noriko Uemura is a Japanese voice actress, also known as a seiyuu. ... The Death Busters ) are a group of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The Death Busters ) are a group of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... MiyÅ« Sawai in her role as Usagi Tsukino MiyÅ« Sawai (沢井 美優 Sawai MiyÅ«), was born on 23 October 1987 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a young Japanese model, actress, and idol. ... Usagi Tsukino , or Serena in the English versions) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries as well as its title character, best known by her pseudonym, Sailor Moon ). She is the de facto leader of the series primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. ...


Servants

The Shitennou

The Shitennou in the manga.

The Shitennou, often referred to as Generals in English, although this name never appears in the series. They are Queen Beryl's primary servants and do most of the work of hunting down human energy, unleashing youma, fighting the Sailor Senshi, and searching for the Princess and Silver Crystal. The Shitennou , Four Heavenly Kings) are a group of villains from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Their group title means "four heavenly kings" in Japanese, and during the Silver Millennium they lived on Earth as the guardians of Prince Endymion. At the end of that period they were duped into the service of Queen Metaria, and died in battle. Having been resurrected by Queen Beryl, they sold their souls and throughout the first series are generally obedient to her will. They are called Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, and Kunzite, and have very distinct personalities, goals, and relationships. In the English dub, they are named Jedite, Neflyte, Zoycite, and Malachite. The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ...

Dark Mercury

Main article: Sailor Mercury#Dark Mercury

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Kunzite attempts an experiment in which he turns one of the Sailor Senshi evil. In Act 20, he kidnaps Ami Mizuno, who at the time is the loneliest and most vulnerable member of the team, and exposes her to the power of Queen Metaria, changing her into Dark Mercury. A black motif is added to her uniform, and she uses "Dark" powers and an icicle sword. Kunzite keeps her fairly close, being careful to withdraw her whenever Sailor Moon attempts a healing, but he does take advantage of her newly-sadistic personality by allowing her to attend school and antagonize Usagi. While a part of the Dark Kingdom, Mercury is as arrogant as her allies, but she does extend a small amount of kindness to Nephrite. Queen Beryl finds the experiment interesting, but does not entirely trust it. In the end, Dark Mercury is very nearly able to kill Sailor Moon, but the knowledge that she has injured her friend finally reverts her back to herself. She has no memory of her experiences afterward. Sailor Mercury ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... Sailor Mercury ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Icicle on a tree Icicles on a bush Icicle on a roof Close up of an icicle A large icicle Icicle (yacht) is also the name of the largest Ice yacht An icicle is a spike of ice formed when water dripping or falling from another object freezes. ...


Mio Kuroki

Mio Kuroki, on the outside, was a new teenage idol whose signature song, "Change of Pace," had a following comparable to that of Minako Aino's "C'est la Vie." Also like Minako, she was good at volleyball, and claimed to be a good friend of Usagi's. The truth, however, was much more sinister.


Mio was a clone of Queen Beryl, created by her and Jadeite some time between Act 25 and Act 28. Her objectives in life were: to be Beryl's eyes and ears in the human world, to give Mamoru Chiba to Queen Beryl, and to generally make the lives of the Sailor Senshi as miserable as possible - especially Usagi's. To do this, Mio did her best to be Usagi's friend (and always called her "Usagi-chan"), while simultaneously humiliating her at every turn. She also harmed people who saw through her, such as Naru Osaka, and constantly tried to upstage Minako whenever she could, with mixed results.


Mio was principal in getting Mamoru Chiba into Beryl's grasp; she also generally watched Mamoru during his time in the Dark Kingdom and provided him with outside "encouragement" from Rei Hino when he was cursed. However, her treatment of Mamoru inadvertently came back to haunt her when Prince Endymion was possessed by Queen Metalia, who seemingly blasted her out of existence.


Unfortunately, it turned out that the attack did not completely destroy her, though it took her four years to completely recover without Beryl's power to help her. Nevertheless, she returned in the Special Act and attempted to recreate the Dark Kingdom with her as its queen - and Mamoru as the king. After realizing that Mamoru would always love Usagi even when brainwashed, she transformed into her true form: a terrifying, giant black flower with sharp vines. She was finally destroyed when the Sailor Senshi performed the Sailor Planet Attack.


Dark Agency

Main article: Codename: Sailor V

In Codename: Sailor V, Minako faces off with the Dark Agency, a group of villans posing as a talent and idol agency. In the final volume of the manga it is revealed that the Dark Agency was established by the Dark Kingdom. After Sailor V defeats their leader, the group dissolves and the Dark Kingdom begins to act directly, thus leading into the Sailor Moon series. They are never mentioned in the Sailor Moon manga or other continuities. Sailor Venus ) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... For other uses, see Teen idol (disambiguation). ...


Danburite

In the Sailor V manga, Danburite is a subordinate of the Shitennou. He takes a human form as Ace Kaitou, Minako Aino's love interest, and fights alongside Sailor V until revealing his true identity as a servant of the Dark Kingdom and leader of the Dark Agency, a subsect of the Dark Kingdom. He is later revealed that in his past life he was Adonis, a lowly foot soldier posted to Princess Venus's army in her past life. He was later assigned to fight under Endymion. He had fallen in love with Venus, but the love was one-sided. It is because of him that Minako learns of the existence of the Dark Kingdom and joins the Sailor Team. At key moments, the symbol of Venus glows on his forehead.[18] The love interest is a stock character, an object of romantic admiration and attraction for the principal character(s), or heroes. ... The term foot soldier may refer to: (military) A generic term for members of the infantry (television) Characters in the animated cartoon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, belonging to the Foot Clan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ... The Sailor Team. ...


Youma

Youma are the monsters of the day in the first arc of the Sailor Moon anime and in the live-action series. All of the Shitennou, as well as Queen Beryl and occasionally Metaria herself, use youma to achieve their goals. Although the origin of earlier youma is not shown, in the anime later youma are created from human beings. These can be returned to their human form by Sailor Moon. In the English anime members of the Negaverse refer to the youma as their "servants", while the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask just call them "Negamonsters". King Sphinx, an example of a Villain of the Week, from the Power Rangers series Villain of the week (or, depending on genre, monster of the week or freak of the week) is a term that describes the nature of one-use antagonists in episodic fiction, specifically ongoing American genre... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Sailor Team. ...


Seven Daiyouma

In the anime, the Seven Great Youma ( Daiyōma?, Seven Shadows in the English dub) are most powerful youma in the Dark Kingdom. Thanks to the power of Queen Serenity, they were sealed within seven separate shards of the Silver Crystal and carried to Earth where they were reincarnated centuries later, with no memories of their prior existences. Zoisite managed to reawaken them one by one, only for Sailor Moon to heal them and revert them to their humanoid forms.[19]

  • Gēsēn (ゲーセーン?): The keeper of the red Rainbow Crystal, he is a cyber-youma reborn as Crane Joe, a pro at arcade games.[20] His name is short for "game center."
  • Bokushī (ボクシー?): The keeper of the orange Rainbow Crystal, he is a winged, boxing youma reborn as a priest who Naru was with at a cemetery.[21] His name is a pun on bokushi, meaning "minister" in Japanese, and bokushingu, meaning "boxing."
  • Bumbō (ブンボー?): The keeper of the yellow Rainbow Crystal, he is a reptilian youma reborn as Ryo Urawa, who Ami developed a crush on. Though the beast awakened, Urawa attempted to retain control himself and attacked Zoisite, only to end up completely under his control.[22]
  • Bīna (ビーナ?): The keeper of the green Rainbow Crystal, she is an angelic youma reborn as local artist Yumeni Yumeno. Her attacks are art-based.[23]
  • Rikokeidā (リコケイダー?): The keeper of the blue Rainbow Crystal, she is a youma wearing a black bathing suit reborn as Motoki's girlfriend, Reika Nishimura.[24]
  • Jiji (ジジ?): The keeper of the indigo Rainbow Crystal, he is an Oni-like youma who is reincarnated as Rei's grandfather.[25] Its name may be derived from the Japanese word for grandfather, ojīsan.
  • Bakēne (バケーネ?): The keeper of the violet Rainbow Crystal, he is a beastly cat youma reborn as the cat Rhett Butler, who had a thing for Luna, even in youma form.[26] In the English version, he is simply called Hercules.

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DD Girls

The DD Girls, who target the Sailor Senshi in Episode 45.
The DD Girls, who target the Sailor Senshi in Episode 45.

The DD Girls (Doom and Gloom Girls in the English dub) are a group of five youma who work together in the penultimate episode of the first anime series. They are not chosen, but rather volunteer, to try to kill the Senshi as they attempt to find the entrance to the Kingdom. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle is the 45th episode of Sailor Moon. ...


The DD Girls have the power to fly, to produce powerful tentacles from their bodies (flexible or rigid and sharp like spears), generate electricity, and to create illusions of people the Senshi care about (namely Tuxedo Mask for Moon and Mars, Motoki Furuhata for Jupiter and Ryo Urawa for Mercury) in danger or pain, as well as one of a giant fireball that gave off real heat while the fireball itself was fake. The source of these illusions is the stone in the Leader's forehead decoration, which is eventually destroyed by Sailor Mercury. Tuxedo Mask ) is the primary male protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Masaya Kikawada plays Motoki Furuhata in the live-action version of Sailor Moon. ... This is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


One by one, each of the Guardian Senshi sacrifices herself to protect Sailor Moon and ensure that she reaches Queen Beryl. Sailor Jupiter is the first, destroying two of the Girls and mortally wounding herself with a massive, suicidal lightning strike. Next is Sailor Mercury, who uses her mini-computer to smash the stone that allows the Girls to create illusions and, though she survives a lavaflow with the protection of her Shabon Spray used as a force-field, she loses her life when she is crushed to death by the DD girls' tentacles. She is followed by Sailor Venus, who knocks Sailor Moon away from a trap and performs her Crescent Beam attack point blank to the head of one of her assailants, blowing her apart and losing her own life in the resulting explosion. Finally, Sailor Mars (who is thought to have died inside a rock formation that swallows her and the two remaining youma) detonates the rock formation, killing only one of the DD girls and apparently herself. Before the final remaining DD girl can kill Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars is revealed to be alive, expending the last of her living strength to set fire to the final youma. Sailor Mars finally dies only after clearing the way for Sailor Moon to proceed, meeting Beryl for their final battle.[27] The Sailor Team. ...


In the English dub, the scenes of each sacrificed Sailor's dead bodies crucified in the frozen explosions following each Youma's death are all removed, and the episode is combined with the one following, also editing out a violent fight scene between a possessed Prince Endymion and Sailor Moon. The dubbed episodes are further edited so that, rather than killing the "Scouts", the "Doom and Gloom Girls" state that they are merely captured and being held hostage in the "Negaverse".[28]


Three DD Girls appear in the first musical, Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen, and its revision.


Live-action youma

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, youma serve much the same purpose as in the anime, except that they are most often monsters in their own right, rather than possessing the bodies of human beings. The creature designs used for individual youma are not thematically influenced by the story of the episode, and they are usually portrayed by human actors in suits, with only two being computer-generated. They never speak, and are commanded by the Shitennou.


In the second half of the live-action series, swarms of cloaked youma begin to appear after Sailor Moon is revealed to be the Princess. Their loyalty is to Metaria herself rather than to Queen Beryl and her servants, and their abilities include earth-swimming and fast movement. The costumes for these entities are recycled from the Golem Soldiers/Putty Patrol from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers[29] with cloaks added. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... KyōryÅ« Sentai Zyuranger ), translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger1 is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and the sixteenth entry in the long-running Super Sentai franchise of superhero programmes. ... Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR) is an American live-action television series, created for the American market, based on the sixteenth installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, KyōryÅ« Sentai Zyuranger. ...


Youma Metaria

In Act 41, the remains of numerous cloaked youma pile up on top of one another and merge into a single youma. This composite entity is an agent of Metaria, gathering energy from everything around it and responding to the Silver Crystal. Naru and Motoki are among its numerous victims. Using the energy it gathers, the youma is powerful enough to withstand attacks by the Sailor Senshi. By Act 45, Metaria turns it into her host, Youma Metaria, in order to absorb every bit of energy in the world. However, she is soon forced to leave her host, which is then destroyed by a group attack. This Youma was capable of speech while Metaria was using it as a host.


References

  1. ^ However in the context of the dub this might not be so. While Sailor Moon and her fellow Scouts were "reborn" on Earth--the word "reincarnation" was never used--it is implied that Queen Beryl and her cohorts were active the whole time even if they did not accelerate activities until the coming of Sailor Moon.
  2. ^ Being that the Negaverse and its inhabitants are inherently evil, the English dub shows Beryl and her cohorts using "Nega" as a common prefix to show their devotion to wickedness and to underscore their dimension's inherent negativity--i.e. "negapower" "negahistory".
  3. ^ It was a film set in during the events of DiC's dub and that was itself dubbed by people who worked on DiC adaptation, such as producer Janice Sonski, writer Lisa Lumby-Richards. It, like the other Pioneer American adaptation, used DiC's voice actors, and music.
  4. ^ a b c d Takeuchi, Naoko (April 6, 1993). "Act 12", Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Volume 3. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-178744-6. 
  5. ^ Takeuchi, Naoko (September 6, 1992, April 6, 1996). "Act 7", Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Volume. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-178731-4. 
  6. ^ Anime Episode 45.
  7. ^ Dub episode 2, "Talk Radio," equivalent to original episode 3, "Mysterious Sleeping Illness, Protect the Girls' Hearts in Love."
  8. ^ Dub episode 40, "The Day of Destiny," equivalent to original episode 46, "Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation"
  9. ^ Dubbed episode 39, "The Past Returns." Equivilant to original episode 44 "Usagi's Awakening."
  10. ^ Dubbed episode 21, "Jupiter comes Thundering in" equivilant to original episode 25, "Jupiter, the brawny girl in love."
  11. ^ Dub episode 43 "A Knight to Remember" equivalent to original episode 49, "For Whom is the White Rose? The Moonlight Knight Appears"
  12. ^ Dubbed Episode 41, "The Return of Sailor Moon," equivilant to original episode 47, "Moon Revived! The Mysterious Aliens appear."
  13. ^ For example Rubeus says "You're not a match for the power of the Negamoon... I'm Rebeus from the far side of the Negamoon. I live to see Crystal Tokyo ruled by the forces of the Negamoon," in dub episode 61 , "Naughty 'N' Nice," equivalent to original episode 68, "Protect Chibi-Usa! Clash of the 10 Warriors."
  14. ^ Materials Collection - Section 1
  15. ^ "Sailor Moon Omake Making Of". Sailor Moon. Toei, Tokyo. ~05.08.1993.
  16. ^ Takeuchi, Naoko. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon reprint 1st and 2nd edition, Vol. 3, Table of Contents.
  17. ^ Super Queen Beryl is a name by which they/Beryl is referred to in the official ADV DVD subtitled version's informational booklet and the Another Story video game.
  18. ^ Sailor V Vol 15
  19. ^ Bunny's Tour Through the Silver Millennium. Retrieved on 2007-02-18.
  20. ^ Sailor Moon episode 025
  21. ^ Sailor Moon episode 026
  22. ^ Sailor Moon episode 027
  23. ^ Sailor Moon episode 028
  24. ^ Sailor Moon episode 029
  25. ^ Sailor Moon episode 030
  26. ^ Sailor Moon episode 031
  27. ^ Episode 45.
  28. ^ English-dubbed Episode 40.
  29. ^ Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Review > Japan Hero > Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Tokusatsu Heroes and Anime Heroes


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Queen Serenity | Luna, Artemis, and Diana
Sailor Starlights | Princess Kakyuu | ChibiChibi
Minor and supporting characters

Story arcs
Dark Kingdom | R/Black Moon | S/Infinity | Supers/Dream | Stars
Antagonists
Dark Kingdom (Shitennou/Generals)
Makaiju aliens | Black Moon Clan (Ayakashi Sisters)
Death Busters (Witches 5)
Dead Moon Circus (Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet)
Shadow Galactica (Sailor Galaxia, Sailor Animamates)
Chaos

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