Friday, August 25, 2006
The Death of Sailor Pluto
The world weeps today (or rather yesterday) for the loss of the beloved planet Pluto. In the cold heartless world of astrology, Pluto no longer rates with the other large heavenly bodies of our fair Solar System. Having been demoted to the statis of "dwarf planet" we wonder, why?
Now when I say "we" what I mean is of course, Sailor Moon fans. Any person, be it fan, fanatic, hater, or neutral, anyone who has seen at least season two of the famous anime (Sailor Moon R) will know that Sailor Pluto, guardian of Time, has a crutial part in the outcome of Usagi's story.
As any die-hard fan will know, a Sailor senshi hosts the star seed of their guardian planet. Example: Sailor Mercury holds the star seed of Mercury, Sailor Saturn holds the star seed of Saturn, and until now Sailor Pluto held the star seed of Pluto. Here is were the trouble starts, now that Pluto is no longer a planet, there can be no Sailor Pluto.
Now this causes a lot of problems. First off, manga-wise, who is going to stop time so someone can grab the two Silver Crystals from Prince Dimond? The world have ended had she not done that. Also, in both versions manga and anime, Sailor Pluto is the holder of a talisman, one of the three objects needed to form the Holy Grail. Without the third talisman, the Holy Grail can't be formed, Sailor Moon can't become Super Sailor Moon, or the messiah and hence the world is not saved from the destruction of Mistress 9, the messiah of silence. And that just sucks.
And in the stars series, who is going to go and get Hotaru from her father so she can become Sailor Saturn? Of course, since Sailor Pluto wasn't there to give help create the Holy Grail, Misstress 9 would have already taken over Hotaru and there would be no hope of Sailor Saturn ever coming again. And way back in the R series, who would have given Chibi-usa the key to time? Of course, in the manga she stole it from Pluto, but who would she have to steal it from? Now Chibi-usa can't come from the future to the past to get Sailor Moon to come to the future to save her mom, who is Sailor Moon but in the future. Now the future is doomed!
And then there's the big question, who is going to guard the door to time? Time and Space are going be invaded and killed, and screwed up and it's all the intertional astronomer's fault! How can they do this? How can they take Pluto from us?
Farewell Sailor Pluto, we shall miss you dearly.