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MementoNepenthe

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While browsing the interwebz, I came across an interesting comment on a Japanese blog where people were reading and discussing the manga for the first time:

Based on Sailor Mercury's ability being fog, I predict that:​
Sailor Venus ... turns whatever she touches to gold​
Sailor Earth ... causes earthquakes​
Sailor Mars ... generates fire​
Sailor Jupiter ... grows plants​
Sailor Satan ... creates debris flows​
Sailor Uranos ... manipulates weather​
Sailor Neptune ... manipulates the sea​
Sailor Pluto ... deceased​

Sailor Earth speculation aside, I thought some of these were neat ideas (like Venus having the Midas touch, Jupiter having Poison Ivy-like plant powers, and Pluto...being a zombie? being able to make zombies?) and they got me to thinking about what powers and/or items the Sailors should have had.

Like I mentioned in another thread, I wish Mercury had been given a caduceus instead of a lyre. I'd also love it if Pluto had the power to become invisible, which was a power possessed by her mythological namesake. Similarly, it would be kind of cool if Neptune had a trident.
 

MariaTenebre

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I think it would have made more sense for Sailor Mercury to have a Caduceus as a weapon. However I do like Sailor Neptune using a mirror because each of the Talismans were supposed to represent the Three Imperial Treasures of Japan.
 
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I wish the Sailors' powersets were more based on the actual planets themselves and closer to the myths. I was thinking something closer to the lines of the Stardroids from Mega Man V.

Pluto being a necromancer would have been awesome, but I really would have liked it if she had been a revenant undead, and that her ability would have been to never die...but to never live, either.

I also wish Uranus would have been a winged humanoid and Neptune would have been a mermaid.

As for Sailor Saturn, as awesome as she is, how could she not have any ring weapons or ring attacks? No, earrings are not enough.
 

MementoNepenthe

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^ I like the original commenter's suggestion of Saturn's being able to create debris flow/rock slides. It would be consistent with her mythological and Japanese planet namesakes for her element to be rocks/soil. As it stands, I'm not sure what her element is supposed to be. Silence? She creates force fields out of silence?

And to your suggestion that their power sets be more based on the actual planets, I've always wondered if perhaps some of Sailor Moon's power phrases were inspired by lunar maria:

Moon Crisis Make Up = Mare Crisium (Sea of Crises)​
Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss = Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar)​
Rainbow Moon Heartache = Sinus Iridum (Bay of Rainbows)​

Most of the remaining maria are named for forms of precipitation or for other things that aren't quite "on brand" for Sailor Moon, but maybe she could get some attacks named for the Sea of Fecundity, Sea of Tranquility (perhaps "Moon Gorgeous Meditation" already fits that?), Lakes of Excellence | Happiness | Joy | Luxury | Dreams | Hope, or Bays of Love | Harmony | Trust | Honor.
 

Ale6

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I wish the inners had attacks related to the four guardians of the four compass directions.
We see them once in the anime for both Mars (Fire Soul Bird), and Jupiter (Supreme Thunder Dragon), but are never shown again, not to mention Venus and Mercury's attacks not even making an appearance.

For those curious:

Azure Dragon - East, Green, Wood - Jupiter

Vermillion Bird - South, Red, Fire - Mars

White Tiger - West, White, Metal - Venus

Black Turtle - North, Black, Water - Mercury
 

SailorStar9

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I wish the inners had attacks related to the four guardians of the four compass directions.
We see them once in the anime for both Mars (Fire Soul Bird), and Jupiter (Supreme Thunder Dragon), but are never shown again, not to mention Venus and Mercury's attacks not even making an appearance.

For those curious:

Azure Dragon - East, Green, Wood - Jupiter

Vermillion Bird - South, Red, Fire - Mars

White Tiger - West, White, Metal - Venus

Black Turtle - North, Black, Water - Mercury
How about Saint Seiya-like armors in relation to the Four Guardians, because that's what I gave them in my newest fanfic: I also souped up their attack abilities.
 
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