up from where we left off last week, Mistress 9 swallows Chibiusa's crystal
Well not only is the little 901 year old's soul tasty, filling and low on
calories, it also fills Mistress 9 up with new power.
Mistress 9 and Master Pharaoh 90 agree that this is WAY more powerful than
the Taioron Crystal ever was. Mistress 9 tells 90 that this is all for him as
he smashes the Taioron Crystal to bits.
Well after that catchy theme song, we find DEAD Chibiusa's eyebrows
twitching. Her body starts to glow, freaking out her father.
Well there will be NO sleeping for me tonight.
NOPE! No sleep at all! Little dead girl's eyes flashed open.
Chibiusa's body starts having convulsions, which Mistress 9 can feel.
OMFG Is that her SPINE?? Chibiusa is DEAD but look what she just did! I guess
we're done calling her the "weak" one now.
Hotaru begs Mistress 9 to quit calling out more of this power. Her body
becomes a bright light as she reaches out.
As payback from two episodes ago, Hotaru causes Mistress 9 to have a
splitting migraine. Mistress 9 realizes this body has not 100% been
vesselized, so she intends to destroy it, prompting Hotaru to fight even
Chibiusa's soul is wondering around in the dark.
She hasn't quite figured out that she's dead yet, but she knows something is
off. She gets scared, knowing something is chasing her, but then Hotaru's
voice calls out to her.
Chibiusa finds her crystal in the void.
Kid, you may wanna sit down for this. The reason why you can't be separated
from your mom's crystal anymore is because now it's part of YOUR HEART.
Specifically the part that would have kept you ALIVE if not for Mistress 9
Hotaru confirms Chibiusa's belief that the crystal is part of her body now,
to stop showing it off and to keep it hidden. Sound advice that you would
think Usagi, Mamoru or Luna might have told her at some point, but NOPE!
Chibiusa starts to feel sleepy and safe at rest. She at first wonders if the
voice is her mom's, but that can't be… because her mom is still ALIVE.
Hotaru promises to protect Chibiusa while her soul is trapped here.
A rainbow appears and suddenly, Mistress 9 loses her grip on the Silver
Crystal's power. Across town, Chibiusa's body has stopped going into
convulsions, the light is gone, but while she's still dead, her hand starts
to warm up.
Meanwhile, Sailor Venus splits the group up into two teams. Super Sailor Moon
with the Outers and the Inners going a different way. SUPER SAILOR MOON KNOWS
BETTER than to split up, but the Inners just smile that "we so gonna
DIE" smile of theirs with a "We'll be okay" wink. I'm with
Usagi. I KNOW this look. Some bitches is gonna die and it's YOU. Did we NOT
learn from facing the Dark Kingdom??
Oh and this is rich. Let's leave our most precious princess whom we are
SUPPOSED TO FUCKING PROTECT to the three who were willing to kill her if it
meant killing the 12 year old who killed the little daughter of said precious
princess. That's right. It's time for Sailor Useless, Sailor No Help and
Sailor Bus Pass to protect Super Sailor Moon, can they do it? Well, they CAN
but WILL they?
Oh there went all my hope. Okay. You three are new at this, so let me be
clear. NEVER take the elevator!! Especially NOT with Usagi!! Nothing good
ever happens to Usagi in an elevator, like EVER.
Professor Creepy Dad is musing to himself about the Guardians being pretty
girls, which is just adding to the overall creep factor. But this also gives
us the chance to see his back story.
While he flips off the camera, that is.
So we learn he was ALWAYS mental. They threw him out from his old job because
he was creating long living cyborgs using drugs and gene therapy. He believes
in his heart the accident that killed his wife and damn near killed Hotaru
was a "blessing from Heaven" and allowed him to turn Hotaru into
another cyborg. So he took her half dead body into the basement of what is
now the Mugen school, to operate on her.
In the middle of the experiment, lightning blew out the power, and then a
stray Daimon egg jammed itself into the professor's assistant Kaori, turning
her into Kaolinite.
In the middle of infusing her with more power, Master Pharaoh 90 introduced himself
to Professor Tomoe. He recruits the two to work on his behalf to help him
take over the world, and the two… well they were actually really eager to
help. Like he didn't have to possess them like he did in S.
The professor wasted no time in swallowing one of the Daimon eggs, and began
setting up a plan to help 90.
Oh, and apparently Kaolinite hated Mistress 9 when she was still a
reincarnated egg. She had the hots for 90 and was not too pleased Hotaru was
going to grow up into Mistress 9, whom has been with 90 since their past
Oh, and the Professor Tomoe created the Witches 5. What, did you think
Standards and Practices was gonna leave you completely bootyless?
Hotaru's soul overhears the whole backstory, and her father insisting he is a
God. Mortified is an understatement.
Super Sailor Moon thinks about Mamoru's nightmare, not piecing together she
was seeing herself on the pillar. She thinks about saving Hotaru and Chibiusa
as the elevator picks up speed. The girls talk about being lonely and scared,
because at this point, even Uranus is frightened.
The Outers all remember being alone on their planets, even during the Silver
Millennium. Oh, and apparently the door to time was on Pluto.
But they say that anytime they thought about their queen and the teenage
princess they ended up NOT saving, it gave them strength.
But as they're making Usagi feel better, the bottom of the elevator gives way
(see I TOLD you) and the girls fall into a dark abyss.
Super Sailor Moon is separated from everyone else, after JUST saying she's
afraid of being all alone. She starts thinking of her friends, Mamoru and
So she thinks about her loved ones, the Moon and WHY ARE YOU NAKED??!?!?!?!
She decides to be her own hero today, and uses Rainbow Moon Heartache to
blast away the dark void.
She awakens back inside the elevator with everyone sweaty but okay. At least
until the doors open, revealing Prof. Creepy Ass.
The Daimon attack the girls, but Pluto and Neptune kill a majority of them,
prompting this bizarre laugh out of the Prof.
Prof. Eeeewww informs them that master Pharaoh 90
is kinda still in the fetal stage (whut?) and that
Hotaru's body now belongs to him in the form of Mistress 9 and is more
powerful than the Silver Crystal. He then starts to mutate and become even
Like ew. He claims he's not a Daimon, but actually
an alien-human hybrid.
After a flurry of attacks and dodges, he goes to strike down Sailor Uranus.
At first, Super Sailor Moon doesn't want to kill him, because he's Hotaru's
dad, but since it's his life vs. Haruka, she reluctantly uses rainbow Moon
Heartache again to kill Professor Tomoe.
Hotaru's spirit can feel him die. She lets loose a tear and whispers
"good bye" to him, which Super Sailor Moon can hear.
The ground breaks. Sailor Pluto uses Garnet Ball to teleport the four to
But they couldn't save the Inners who were on the other side and on a
different floor. The four originals get zapped by the energy from the ground.
Super Sailor Moon becomes unleaded Sailor Moon again, and Usagi's body gets
cold as her brooch flashes. She knows what just happened.
Master Pharaoh 90 and Mistress 9 come out of hiding.
HO BOY! Well it's time to address the pink elephant
in the room, or in this case, the pink soldier.
So if you've been paying
attention to this point, you already know that standards and practices have
changed with Japanese television, meaning that if you don't want the BPA to
come down on you like a bag of bricks, you have to make some changes.
No, I never said they have to make sense or be consistent.
I said you have to make SOME changes.
For some reason, they decided it's okay to show nude
Hotaru and Chibiusa in the opening credits for every episode this season, but
it's not okay if they show the dreaded "ass skirt" from the manga.
I'm sure you remember me bringing that up on the Disturbing Facts page back
in 2005. I was honestly dreading this episode, because I expected to see the
ass skirt in all it's glory, but to my surprise, it's been replaced with a
(Scans are from Miss Dream BTW.) In the final act of
the StarS arc of the manga, all of the Sailor Guardians are seen in tiny
dresses as they are about to come back to life, except for Mamoru, who comes
back in a dress shirt and pants. Think of it like a soul dress if you will.
Okay, so the collar is Way off, but the thin cut and
fabric is the same. Hotaru's dress has a similar cut to Kousagi's.
If you're curious, or a
PedoBear, here's what you missed out of the manga. The existence of the ass skirt
for Chibiusa is inconsistent from one panel to the next, while Hotaru was
just plain nude.
Usually I don't believe in censorship
or changing anything from the manga, but since Hotaru is 12 years old, I
think I'll live seeing that kid put a dress on.