Queen Serenity is a character in Sailor Moon Crystal. [23], A scholiast on Apollonius says that, according to Epimenides, Endymion, having fallen in love with Hera, asked Zeus to grant him eternal sleep. Luna recalls a past memory of Queen Serenity telling her to offer a prayer to the Tower and the power of the moon will protect them. Well, go on, and steel thy heart, wise though thou be, to take up thy burden of pain, fraught with many sighs.

Usagi occasionally takes the form of Princess Serenity during the series, often at climactic moments when more strength is needed than Sailor Moon can usually access. Queen Serenity was the queen of the Moon Kingdom during the Silver Millennium and the mother of Princess Serenity. [51], In antiquity, artistic representations of Selene included sculptural reliefs, vase paintings, coins, and gems. It is shown as the source of Queen Serenity's power during the age of Silver Millennium, with Usagi Tsukino and Chibiusa each going on to inherit the Crystal in some form. Usagi loves sweet foods and they easily distract her. Salior Moon's appearance and title change at key points when she grows stronger or gains additional powers. In Greek mythology, Selene (/sɪˈliːniː/; Ancient Greek: Σελήνη [selɛ̌ːnɛː] "Moon") is the goddess of the Moon. During a confrontation with her current self as Princess Sailor Moon, Serenity tells Usagi that she would have no qualms about destroying the earth if Endymion were taken from her again. The anime shows this happening three times. [13][14], The series often portrays Usagi as lazy rather than lacking intelligence, such as when she passes her high school exams without trouble when threatened with separation from her friends. She also cameos in the sister series Codename: Sailor V. She has been the subject of parodies and has appeared in special events. They were sealed within seven separate shards of the Silver Crystal using Queen Serenity's power. Later in the series Haruka and Seiya, other important figures in her life, adopt the name as well. [34], Sheila Rose Browning describes Sailor Moon as "one of the most popular and well-known manga characters in Japan". She does this during the final battles of SuperS, after she jumps off a tower to save Chibiusa and the two of them collide with Pegasus while falling. [35] Usagi influenced the hairstyle and personality of Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion,[36] and of Gruier Serenity's anime version from Bodacious Space Pirates. The crescent moon is always visible on her forehead, just as it is with her princess form. 196–197; Hammond, "SELENE" pp. [24], However, Apollodorus says that because of Endymion's "surpassing beauty, the Moon fell in love with him, and Zeus allowed him to choose what he would, and he chose to sleep for ever, remaining deathless and ageless". [10], Philologist Max Müller's interpretation of solar mythology as it related to Selene and Endymion concluded that the myth was a narrativized version of linguistic terminology.

In the live-action series, Serenity has black hair and brown eyes, just like Usagi, and she wears her hair straight down rather than in pigtails. In the fourth-season episode "Number's Up" of the BET series Hit the Floor during an underground Vogue battle the character Kyle Hart (Katherine Bailess) wears a costume that highly resembles Sailors Moon's signature uniform.

She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. She has a golden-coloured crescent moon on her forehead, which is the mark of the Silver Millennium itself and the royal family's symbol. Usagi's critical reception has been largely positive and she is recognized as one of the most important and popular female superheroes of all time.[1][2][3][4][5]. In the second arc of the anime she does not transform (into Sailor Moon) even when the others do.

Usagi's internal conflict forces her to undergo endurance training to keep her powers and Princess Serenity persona at bay.

Usagi discovers her identity as a princess in act 9 of the manga, episode 34 of the anime, and act 25 of the live-action series. She is introduced in chapter #1, "Usagi – Sailor Moon" (originally published in Japan's Nakayoshi magazine on December 28, 1991), as a carefree schoolgirl who can transform into Sailor Moon, the de facto leader of the Sailor Soldiers. I do not own Sailor Moon or it's characters. One day disaster struck, a grotesque creature invaded Earth and attempted to conquer the planet for herself. Her name is structured as a pun, as the syllable "no" indicates a possessive, so her name can also be understood as "Rabbit of the Moon." Goddess of the moon. Follow/Fav Tears of Selene.

One day, Usagi encounters a mysterious cat, who later reveals herself to be Luna, a mentor archetype who introduces Usagi to her new heroic role. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Can Sailor Moon Break Up the Superhero Boys Club? [55], Paired with her brother Helios, Selene adorned the east pediment of the Parthenon, where the two framed a scene depicting the birth of Athena, with Helios driving his chariot rising from the ocean on the left, and Selene and her chariot descending into the sea on the right. According to the Catalogue of Women, Endymion was the son of Aethlius (a son of Zeus), and Zeus granted him the right to choose when he would die.

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However, when she is forced to kill a possessed Mamoru, Serenity overcomes Usagi's resistance and transforms into Princess Sailor Moon. Silverman states that along with Itazura na Kiss and Marmalade Boy, Usagi gave rise to an "unintelligent heroine" character type, but feels that even in the first volume, Usagi's determination sets her apart.[39]. [11][page needed]. 1, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Vol. [23][page needed] These aspects of Sailor Moon's costume are shown in multiple pieces of early artwork, along with a gun and cloak, which were also parts of the original concept.[24].

It remains unclear if this power comes from her past life, if it belongs to Usagi herself, or if it came from Pegasus and the Sword of Sealing. Mamoru and Usagi date for a long time in the series and the love they share helps her through many challenges. Selene. Residence

She is afraid of dentists, ghosts and lightning, and her greatest dream is to be a bride. While Takeuchi draws Usagi with white, yellow, and even pink hair, Serenity almost always has white hair. After she placed Luna and Artemis in suspended animation and sent them to Earth to watch over the Sailor Guardians, she waited so long to see her daughter again. [41], The earliest known depiction of Selene driving a chariot is inside an early 5th century BC red-figure cup attributed to the Brygos Painter, showing Selene plunging her chariot, drawn by two winged horses, into the sea.

[7] The original Phoebe of Greek mythology is Selene's aunt, the Titaness mother of Leto and Asteria, and grandmother of Apollo, Artemis, and Hecate. She states that the people on Earth knew her as the Moon goddess Selene. Obbink, Dirk, "56. See more ideas about Sims 4, Sims, Sailor moon. [59], Selene is commonly depicted with a crescent moon, often accompanied by stars; sometimes, instead of a crescent, a lunar disc is used.