Sailor Crescent Moon

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#61
Ace said that soldiers from Venus were enlisted to serve under Endymion, who we know was on the side of the Moon Kingdom in the fight against the Dark Kingdom, so it's probably safe to assume that Endymion's army was defending the Moon Kingdom from the Dark Kingdom.
You're right; my bad! ^_^'
 

Sabrblade

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#63
It's possible that the game's programming (likely by Artemis) was to further the ruse of Sailor V(enus) being the Moon Princess before the truth came out.
 
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#64
*bump*

As I discussed on page 2, I've wondered as to whether or not the Moon Stick rightfully belongs to Sailor Venus. It's meant to belong to the leader of the Four Guardians, which is her position; it fits in with her crescent moon imagery; Sailor V wields a Moon Stick lookalike item in the arcade game; and there's that one illustration where we see Venus holding the Moon Stick (in its elongated form).

I mentioned that Queen Serenity is never shown holding/using the Moon Stick during the Dark Kingdom arc. I thought the only instance of her having it occurred during the Dream arc where, even in the revised manga, she was holding the original design Moon Stick. not the updated/revised design:



Turns out there's also a shot of Queen Serenity holding a Moon Stick in Act 35:


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That Moon Stick's design is completely different from either the original or the revised designs. Even though it's a little bit sketchy, it still doesn't really match up with the other designs. It's hard to believe Naoko just forgot what the Moon Stick looked like, so this makes me think Queen Serenity was indeed meant to be wielding a different (albeit similar) item.
 

sapphire91

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#65
Crystal did use the actual design for this scene, although Crystal is not reliable. I think Luna said it belonged to the leader because of her fuzzy memory and it was indeed supposed to be for the heir of the Moon.
 
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Sabrblade

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#66
I'd forgotten about the notion of Luna's memories having been (deliberately?) fuzzied, unlike Artemis who had retained all of his past life knowledge, so there is that to also consider when Luna describes the ownership of the Moon Stick.
 

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Crystal did use the actual design for this scene, although Crystal is not reliable. I think Luna said it belonged to the leader because of her fuzzy memory and it was indeed supposed to be for the heir of the Moon.
I'd forgotten about the notion of Luna's memories having been (deliberately?) fuzzied, unlike Artemis who had retained all of his past life knowledge, so there is that to also consider when Luna describes the ownership of the Moon Stick.
And it turns out that Takeuchi's memories are also fuzzied regarding the item. :P
 
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#69
I'm sure the Moon Stick is meant to be Usagi's/the Moon Family's, but I think it's interesting that there's still plenty of room to speculate it might rightfully be Venus's.
Usagi stole Minako's life! :P Knowing about Naoko's original ideas regarding Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus like her giving Venus moon-related imagery, making her the star of the proposed anime or even when after Usagi was born the manga was still planned to be called Pretty Soldier: Sailor V fuels the theory of Minako as a mirror image to Usagi (or is it the other way around?) Someone should make a meta fan film where Venus is tired of playing second fiddle and comes to reclaim her rightful place to both the throne and manga/anime history. :p
 
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I think it's worth noting that in the original version of Act 10, the legendary sword was simply petrified in the ground:



For the reprint version, Naoko redrew the scene to more or less explicitly reference the Sword in the Stone myth:



In that myth, who was the one who was able to draw the sword from out of the stone? Arthur, the rightful king of Britain.

Who draws the sword out of the stone in the manga?



I really hope we can get an adaptation one day where Venus actually does turn out to be the Moon Princess.
 

sapphire91

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I think it's worth noting that in the original version of Act 10, the legendary sword was simply petrified in the ground:



For the reprint version, Naoko redrew the scene to more or less explicitly reference the Sword in the Stone myth:



In that myth, who was the one who was able to draw the sword from out of the stone? Arthur, the rightful king of Britain.

Who draws the sword out of the stone in the manga?



I really hope we can get an adaptation one day where Venus actually does turn out to be the Moon Princess.
God bless your soul. This is pretty much my dream.
 
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