What's Your Favorite Form of Hotaru?

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What is Your Favorite Form of Hotaru?

  • Hotaru Tomoe (Cyborg)

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Regular Girl)

    Votes: 7 33.3%
  • Sailor Saturn

    Votes: 17 81.0%
  • Super Sailor Saturn

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • Eternal Sailor Saturn

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • Princess Saturn

    Votes: 1 4.8%
  • Mistress 9

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • Miss Dream (Sera Myu)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (Please specify)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    21

Rika-Chicchi

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#9
:hotaru: is my 2nd most popular Senshi behind :ami:. The quiet, timid, mild-mannered, fragile-looking, hyper-intelligent Shrinking Violets. ;)
Note that even in S, her personality wasn't originally like that before that lab accident, not to mention her more cheerful one in Stars. :)
 
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#10
I'm only allowed 3 choices? NO FAIR!

The only form of these I am completely unfamiliar with is Miss Dream because I'm not a musical fan.

Of these forms, the only form I dislike is the Eternal form. I just don't like that uniform.

Super Sailor Saturn, in comparison to the other Super forms, is interesting in one aspect. It standardizes her uniform so that it is more like the others. Whereas for the other girls, it is more of the same, for Sailor Saturn, her Super form is more unique.

I think Princess Saturn is awesome and I love ALL the princess forms. It's just that in comparison to her other forms...it doesn't compare.

I like regular girl Hotaru and I am glad she could live a normal life...but I just love tortured Cyborg Hotaru so much more. A Jinzoningen in Sailor Moon is easily the most awesome thing, given that the vast majority of Sailors are either pure humans or humanoid aliens so close to human that it doesn't matter. And unlike a Kikaider or Android 18...being an "artificial" person just stinks for Hotaru. Aside from being possessed, her physical difference leads to her having no friends and is exactly the type of girl who in other circumstances, would have been bullied by the popular kids or even our heroes in a more cynical AU. I am so glad that Crystal followed the original manga and made this explicit, instead of dancing around this aspect like the old anime did. I only wish this had been fleshed out some more in both.

Mistress 9, though, is even more awesome. Although I like both the old anime and new anime versions, what I love most about her old anime self is how twisted she is. She poses as sweet innocent Hotaru to trick Sailor Moon into giving her the Holy Grail....something that almost worked. In fact, she did ultimately use Sailor Moon's optimism against her by getting her to give up the chalice. She cares nothing about anyone. She is completely heartless whose only weakness is using a vessel who happened to be soldier of destruction.

That she killed Kaolinite out of pure spite was also a moment to show that she needed no handlers or any subordinates. She was irredeemably evil and just happened to share the same body as a pure-hearted girl. There was no conflict or appeal to inner goodness that would work.

Plus, visually, she is pretty, and truly classy with her pearls.

But as much as I love Cyborg Hotaru and Mistress 9...I just love, love, LOVE Sailor Saturn in every version.

She is the harbinger of doom, the severe soldier who much always walk alone and can never be trusted. She is always seen as wrong, as something to be dreaded. She is, as she puts it, the uninvited guest. She is unwelcomed, unloved, and unlike with the outers, she can never be brought into the magical group of friendship. Even when Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon stick their necks out for Hotaru, Sailor Saturn's fate as a guardian is to destroy and die. She doesn't get a happy ending, at least as Sailor Saturn, as she is tethered her duty as an agent of destruction. Yes, she is mean and prickly; she is not Hotaru. She is death incarnate, the hero who in most other tales would have sacrificed his or her life for no glory, and who only came back because she is also the soldier of rebirth.

And her uniform, with the purple and dark red, with the heart crystal-like structure, and most of all the Silence Glaive, essentially a reaper's scythe, just completes her role with visual aplomb. There is no uncertainty, only fate.
 
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Sailor Saturn's uniform was so much prettier and unique than her Super uniform. Her Super form is both literally and figuratively a downgrade.
I have to agree, Starlight!
 
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Sailor Saturn's uniform was so much prettier and unique than her Super uniform. Her Super form is both literally and figuratively a downgrade.
Me too, I miss that diamond brooch. I don't know why they changed her cool uniform to same costume like everyone else.
Also, original form of Sailor senshi (which includes Saturn) represented their personalities and unique style, but later their uniform look same and boring for super and eternal, which is quite meaningless
 
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I agree. Their original forms were unique and appealing, but as they "powered up" they became more generic and dull. I get that Naoko's intention was probably to show that they're becoming a more unified team by giving them all a more uniform look, but that was definitely a huge mistake and doesn't even really make sense to me. I mean, if the Starlights had stuck around, for example, would their uniforms drastically change the next time there was a mass power-up? The Sailors all have different roles and their uniforms should reflect that.
 
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And I also really got mad when other senshi gets same shoes, same earrings during their eternal form, which is very irritating, and even for Saturn and Chibi Moon.

I mean, they look too same, which is again, very uninspired idea
 
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And I also really got mad when other senshi gets same shoes, same earrings during their eternal form, which is very irritating, and even for Saturn and Chibi Moon.

I mean, they look too same, which is again, very uninspired idea
I hated that Mars gave up her red high-heeled pumps for white boots so much!!

I agree. Their original forms were unique and appealing, but as they "powered up" they became more generic and dull.
Seconded! This frustrates me too, especially Mars. Since Mini-Moon is a moon guardian, shouldn't she have a moon-shaped brooch as well?
 
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The Eternal uniforms wouldn't even be so bad if:

- Everyone retained their regular unique earrings instead of getting generic stars
- Everyone retained their regular number of stripes on their collars instead of all having one
- The Inners and Outers had different length gloves
- Everyone had some unique rings/bracelets/anklets???
- Even the generic knee-high boots for everyone could have been fine if they'd at least all had different heels (different heights, shapes, colors).

Naoko just made them too uniform.