Did Professor Tomoe know that Hotaru was Sailor Saturn?

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Neo King Rose

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my guess he "may" have known of a presence in her but to my knowledge he focused [or mainly only knew of] solely on the mistress 9 part of her

hypothetically if he did really know it's my assumption he would do everything to suppress Saturn just so Mistress 9 can take over
 
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I think he didn't know at all. Nobody in the Dead Busters knew. At least I have seen no sign of it. It makes no sense for anyone of them to know. Like Rica said even Mistress 9 that waspart of Hotaru's consciousness knew.
 
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I think he didn't know at all. Nobody in the Dead Busters knew. At least I have seen no sign of it. It makes no sense for anyone of them to know. Like Rica said even Mistress 9 that waspart of Hotaru's consciousness knew.
Per episode 119 [Viz sub)

“Yes, that’s right. That girl has the planet of destruction as her deity. She is Sailor Saturn. There is no one more perfect to be the Messiah of Silence (maniacal laugh)”- Professor Tomoe.

It’s ambiguous but the “Yes, that’s right” indicated he did know and was aware Hotaru was handpicked to be the vessel for the messiah of silence because she was the Soldier of Destruction.
 

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Per episode 119 [Viz sub)

“Yes, that’s right. That girl has the planet of destruction as her deity. She is Sailor Saturn. There is no one more perfect to be the Messiah of Silence (maniacal laugh)”- Professor Tomoe.

It’s ambiguous but the “Yes, that’s right” indicated he did know and was aware Hotaru was handpicked to be the vessel for the messiah of silence because she was the Soldier of Destruction.
From the last paragraph in the Summary section of the episode's WikiMoon article:

Down in his basement laboratory, Professor Tomoe explains to Pharaoh 90 that they could not have chosen a better candidate for their Messiah of Silence than the Senshi of Destruction, Sailor Saturn.
Awakening of the Messiah of Silence? Stars of Destiny - WikiMoon

So I've totally forgotten that. ^_^'
 
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From the last paragraph in the Summary section of the episode's WikiMoon article:



Awakening of the Messiah of Silence? Stars of Destiny - WikiMoon

So I've totally forgotten that. ^_^'
Per episode 119 [Viz sub)

“Yes, that’s right. That girl has the planet of destruction as her deity. She is Sailor Saturn. There is no one more perfect to be the Messiah of Silence (maniacal laugh)”- Professor Tomoe.

It’s ambiguous but the “Yes, that’s right” indicated he did know and was aware Hotaru was handpicked to be the vessel for the messiah of silence because she was the Soldier of Destruction.
Wow, I forgot yo mention I was talking about the manga :D
 
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Then this difference between the manga & anime is pretty significant. Also wonder why the anime has changed that. :confused:
I'm going to argue that it was to save time and to draw the season to its conclusion faster.

Most of the episodes of Sailor Moon S were filler to allow the manga to maintain a steady distance. However, as the season began to draw to a close, the anime unfolded its plot in a markedly different way than the manga, deviating even moreso than Classic and R. S is paced very oddly, with many of the major developments loaded on the back end of the episodes. Consequently, making the bad guys aware of Sailor Saturn's presence means there is less exposition when she appears later.

Also, the anime was trying to play up the whole awakening of Sailor Saturn would mean the death of everything, implying that she would be on the side of evil. While the idea of Saturn as a doom bringer was present on the manga, too, it was more of a neutral form of destruction. Basically in the manga, the characters and the audience knew that Sailor Saturn could destroy everything. In the anime, there was misdirection at play to get one to think that Sailor Saturn was working with the enemy directly.
 

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I think that was a really smart change on the anime's part. It made the anime Death Busters seem that much more savvier and dangerous, and made it less of a contrived coincidence that both Saturn and Mistress 9 inhabited Hotaru's body. Plus, as Nadia mentioned, the misdirection of setting up the viewers to think that Sailor Saturn was part of the Death Busters helped raise the stakes.
 

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Also, the anime was trying to play up the whole awakening of Sailor Saturn would mean the death of everything, implying that she would be on the side of evil. While the idea of Saturn as a doom bringer was present on the manga, too, it was more of a neutral form of destruction. Basically in the manga, the characters and the audience knew that Sailor Saturn could destroy everything. In the anime, there was misdirection at play to get one to think that Sailor Saturn was working with the enemy directly.
So the Death Busters in the anime were also being tricked to believe that Saturn was on their side. lol