20 Strange Facts Only Real Fans Know About Sailor Moon And Tuxedo Mask's Relationship
Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba are one of the many popular ships in Crystal they Portray Usagi and Mamoru's relationship as an "Actual. The Sailor Moon/Tuxedo Mask relationship has been a constant in all the By contrast, Usagi and Mamoru have very little in common. Usagi is. Like Mamoru giving Usagi advice on how to tell Naru that Nephrite was evil, It stopped being some sort of growing relationship to just them.
Even given that, dressing in formal clothes and fighting with roses seems an odd choice for defending Sailor Moon. But Tuxedo Mask's creator had her reasons. In the standard pattern of the first season, the scouts engage the monster of the episode.
Things go badly, then Tuxedo Mask intervenes to save them. The rescue shoe is frequently on the other foot.
Tuxedo Mask gets kidnapped more than any of the other characters, ending up helpless and, in a couple of cases, brainwashed. That leaves it up to Sailor Moon and the Scouts to save the masked man she loves from the latest threat. Sometimes that means saving Tuxedo Mask from himself: In the aftermath Sailor Moon, now accessing her full power, resurrects them all, but erases their memories so they can live normal lives again.
Of course, that doesn't last, and the girls are soon fighting the latest menace. Mamoru stays blocked longer so he can't become Tuxedo Mask. Instead his instinctive desire to guard Usagi manifests as a psychic projection, the Arab-cosplaying Moonlight Knight. Same come-and-go style, same use of roses, but the new identity kept the Scouts guessing, as they had about Tuxedo Mask.
To further confuse things, the Knight, being a psychic projection, sometimes wound up in the same room as Mamoru, proving they were different.
Eventually, of course, Mamoru got his memories back and switched back to evening clothes. One of the changes was how Tuxedo Mask debuts. In the anime he shows up to save Sailor Moon and that appears to be all he wants.
In the manga he also shows up to save Sailor Moon. However he states that he wanted to steal the Silver Crystal from the jewelry shop where Sailor Moon first appeared.
He only protected her on impulse. The crystal is a talisman of power with ties to the Moon Kingdom which explains Tuxedo Mask's interest, but readers don't know that yet.
Tuxedo Mask seems to be a thief with a heart of gold - or at least silver. Sailor Moon Crystalthe recent anime which hews more closely to the manga, also used the is-he-a-bad-boy approach. Some of the changes applied to names: The American dub also changed the nicknames Mamoru throws at Usagi. In Japanese he mocks her for her hair style as "bun head," though it's sometimes translated as "bump head.
Another change is in the name of Sailor Moon's team.
The English dub made them Scouts and the later subtitled versions have stuck with that term. At time of writing it hasn't been seen in America, though you can find clips online, such as the live-action transformation sequence. Up to this point, it had only been Darien with whom we'd seen any competition. Including from Queen Beryl who had a weird, intricate need for Tuxedo Mask. His devoted stalkers went as far as his own daughter unintentionally, of course and always left Serena fighting for him one way or another.
With Prince Demande, we see the script switched and all of a sudden it's Sailor Moon who needs some serious rescuing. Since Prince Demanda is well aware that Serena is the future queen, he gets it in his head that somehow he'll have control over her by seducing her which of course, does not work.
Last we checked his name wasn't Darien and he didn't walk around in a tux flinging roses. In the anime, things are either portrayed differently or completely left out from the manga. The first difference is kind of hilarious and something that he and Sailor Moon definitely don't have in common in the manga.
In the anime, both he and Sailor Moon actively transform to turn into their alternate superhero personas, while in the anime it's implied that Tuxedo Mask's attire is nothing but a costume change. In the manga, Tuxedo Mask also has powers that aren't limited to a baton-like weapon and randomly thrown roses. He's able to heal injuries with a simple touch which, duh, would have been useful during so many anime episodes.
It's implied that his additional powers are given to him by the Silver Crystal, but hey, his lack of powers sure makes for an interesting dynamic between him and Serena in the anime version.
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It's well-known in both the anime and the manga versions that he's lost all memory of his life up until around age six when he lost his parents in a car accident, commonly referred to as "retrograde amnesia". This doesn't really affect him much unless you're taking Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose as canon, where he met Serena for the first time. As well as Fiore, his first real best friend. It sucks that Darien suffers from memory loss, but at least he can keep his superhero persona a secret because he doesn't know he has one.
Specifically, when that magical transformation occurs that remains his only link to the real life that he came from. Obviously, the truth is revealed halfway through the first season, but up until that point poor Darien is subject to instant headaches that lead to a swanky tuxedo and roses growing inside his inner-coat pocket.
This entire sequence is probably one of the best episodes of season one, if not of the entire anime since it's the moment many fans looked forward to finally happening. After a tense arrival of both Serena and Darien to the tower where they'd ultimately meet their true villain of season one, both Serena and Darien are left wondering why the other is there. In a somewhat heart-to-heart trapped in an elevator, Serena, being typical teenager Serena, gets up the nerve to ask Darien what he needs the crystals for.
The same ones that led them both to the tower in the first place. He admits that he really doesn't know anything other than the fact that he needs all of them and that they're of great importance. This intrigues Serena even more since she's protecting the same thing.
It's a sweet moment of broken-down barriers between the two, until Zoisite decides to play Wicked Witch with the two of them and send a round of flames down the elevator shaft. Serena is faced with two choices: During the epic transformation in from of Darien, the realization and awe are plain as day on his expressive anime face. It's a moment many fans had waited for and was done particularly well as far as getting a reaction out of Darien goes, and it's at that moment that "meatball-head" quickly skyrocketed to "true love".
As far as the early relationship between Darien and Serena goes. Fans of the anime see them initially bickering and having some kind of a weird, tense relationship-that's-somewhat-friendship, and this continues on for quite some time. As the show progresses, it becomes somewhat obvious that Darien has a soft spot for Serena, and that Serena has a bit of a crush on Darien.
Their incessant insult hurling spawns from the early-noted immaturity, since they don't yet know who they truly are. It takes the entire show, several movies, and a live-action for them to ultimately mature and grow up together, but it does happen. The beautiful thing about is that as they progress in their missions that in actuality are exactly the sametheir personalities slowly change to encompass all these feelings of the past that they uncover.
It's a slow process, but it's one just shows how powerful their reincarnation has been in stark contrast to their previous life as the almost king and queen of the Moon Kingdom. The fact is that Queen Serenity sent all of the Sailor Scouts back to earth to grow up again and lead assumed normal lives, but their fate was just too intertwined with the Negaverse and Queen Beryl.
The love between Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion is what ultimately brought destruction and lit a fire in Queen Beryl to openly hate Sailor Moon, while expressing an unnatural obsession with her fated husband. No one can diminish the love that Princess Serenity and Endymion have. Not so surprisingly, Queen Beryl was always after Tuxedo Mask's heart. This leads to the shocking realization that at one point Queen Beryl did have feelings other than those of wickedness and destruction.
We could easily blame the whole thing on the two interstellar love birds, but let's face it -- Queen Beryl would have found a way to wage war one way or another. Just because she didn't get her own prince doesn't mean she wouldn't have picked a fight some other way. It was just the initial spark of love between the Moon Princess and her Prince Endymion that led to her brooding nature with the Negaverse.
Even in his most absurd phases, he still manages to let his love for Serena overcome everything else. We're talking Moonlight Knight, the strange alter-ego of Tuxedo Mask who claims he has nothing to do with Tuxedo Mask. Weird all-white getup aside, the Moonlight Knight still fights for the Sailor Scouts and this time he possesses an actual weapon.
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Instead of the traditional red roses that he flings out of nowhere, he now has white ones. As if that wasn't a dead giveaway that this character bears a striking resemblance.
Through a series of battles that Sailor Moon fights against Ann, yet another villain out for Darien's heart. The Moonlight Knight suddenly wakes up to explain he is, indeed, the memory of Darien. If only things were that simple in real life, eh?