Was Princess Serenity immature?

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Slowpokeking

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In the manga, she simply committed suicide after her lover died, let him death in vain and left her mother/ppl. PGSM kinda brought it up to a new level.

I think Usagi is actually more brave than her.
 
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For the manga, it depends on how old she was in Earth human years. If she was around 14 like when Usagi awakened as Sailor Moon and then Princess Serenity, then I would say that no, it’s not immature. She was a teenager with intense emotions.
To me, Princess Serenity’s/Usagi’s story of someone who contemplates suicide but still is able to be a hero is powerful. In the real world (depending on your beliefs), you won’t obviously be reincarnated (at least, not as your exact self) if you commit suicide and then be back on your feet. However, this representation of a girl who is able to help others, even though she has to work through her suicidal thoughts, is a touching story to me, as I’ve been in not-so-great places mentally. (I’ll admit, this depiction of suicide is an exception from the norm of those who have suicidal thoughts. She doesn’t seem to have any until Endymion dies/Mamoru is brainwashed.)
 

SILVER

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I don't think that reducing suicide to not being "brave" is the best way to put it, but Ive always thought of Serenity as Usagi had she not awakened and become a soldier. Princess Sailor Moon turning the concept of the character on its head and making Serenity spoiled and vengeful, selfish was so good.
 

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Out of all people, children and young adults (this age is typically characterized by immature and strong/unstable emotions) are least likely to commit suicide. Most people committing it belong to age group 45-64 or so. They have finished their emotional development long ago.
Defining suicide as an act of immaturity doesn't make much sense. More like, an act of maturity?
 
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SILVER

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Out of all people, children and young adults (this age is typically characterized by immature and strong/unstable emotions) are least likely to commit suicide. Most people committing it belong to age group 45-64 or so. They have finished their emotional development long ago.
Defining suicide as an act of immaturity doesn't make much sense. More like, an act of maturity?
I know what you're getting at, but I mean... its not that deep either
 

Slowpokeking

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My main point is not suicide, it's that she chose to end her life when her lover did it to save her and her ppl need her to help fight evil. Usagi would not abandon her family and other good ppl.
 

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I know what you're getting at, but I mean... its not that deep either
Quite so. On top of that, repeated attempts of Usagi to end her life and thus her story were absolutely inconsiderate in regards to financial security of her beloved parents - Naoko Takeuchi and Toei Animation, as well as their numerous employees and dependents. Upon realizing the responsibility for financial well-being of so many people, Usagi regained her courage and strength, and kept fighting throughout many more seasons, remakes and reprints. :blueghost: