First Appearance: episode 035
Last Appearance: episode 051
Residence: Moon Kingdom
Seiyuu: Mika Doi
Queen Serenity was the queen of the Moon Kingdom during the Silver Millenium, and she was also Princess Serenity's mother. She made her first appearance as a silhouette (although she was not yet introduced) in episode 035, after Princess Serenity was awakened and regained all of her memories. During this episode, the Senshi learned that after the battle against the Dark Kingdom which destroyed the Silver Millennium, the queen used the power of the Ginzuishou to seal away Metallia. She wanted the four Senshi and Princess Serenity to have the chance to live peaceful, happy lives, so she used the Ginzuishou to have them reincarnated as normal girls during the present day.
The Moon Kingdom: Queen Serenity was formally introduced in episode 044, when the senshi learned more about their past lives and the Silver Millennium. After the Senshi were transported to the
ruins of the Moon Kingdom through the combination of Kunzite's attack and the power of the Ginzuishou, the tiny spirit of
Queen Serentiy appeared before them. She said to Sailor Moon, "I am here to bring you a message from the distant past. I
am the incarnation of the moon goddess, Serene. I am the queen of the Silver Millennium, Queen Serenity. I am your mother.
I revived Luna and Artemis from their cold sleep, had them make contact with you, and watched over all of you." She then begins
to tell her story of the past. Queen Serenity showed a flashback with more details of what happened during the war between
the Moon Kingdom and the Dark Kingdom. Metallia
was an evil entity who posessed Beryl. Beryl in turn brainwashed the people of the Earth and led an army of humans to attack
the Moon Kingdom.
Beryl attacked Princess Serenity, but Prince Endymion was able to stop her by throwing a rose between the
women. Beryl attempted to get him to marry her and give up on the princess, telling him that he could be king of both the
Earth and the Moon. He refused, so the wicked woman attacked again, this time killing the prince and princess. Queen Serenity
used the power of the Ginzuishou with "Moon Healing Escalation" to utterly destroy the Dark Kingdom. During the battle,
everyone on the moon was killed: humans as well as moon citizens. She then used the last of her strength to seal away Metallia and send the moon kingdom inhabitants back to
Earth to be reincarnated. Before dying, she told Luna and Artemis that the Ginzuishou could be used for peace if it was used
with the energy of a good heart. If it was used with the energy of an evil heart, it could become a terrible weapon. She
said that she had no way of knowing when or if Metallia would be revived again, But in the event that she was revived, the
cats were instructed to make sure Princess Serenity uses the Ginzuishou and Moon Stick to ensure peace.
Reappearance: In Sailor Moon R episode 051, Sailor Moon was attacked by the Cardian Reci and her transformation brooch was shattered. The Earth became like quicksand and swalled Usagi, who found herself floating through space. Queen Serenity soon appeared before her in spirit form and said, "We are inside your soul. Thank you for still needing me." Usagi anxiously said that she needed to save her friends from the Cardian. Queen Serenity asked about the broken transformation brooch, so Usagi held it in front of her. When she did, a bright light illuminated everything and she found herself in the Moon Kingdom, dressed as Princess Serenity and standing in front of the queen. The Ginzuishou floated between them. Queen Serenity said, "Your desire to save your friends protected the Ginzuishou." The crystal then merged with the broken brooch to create a new one: the Crystal Star. Queen Serenity asked Luna to continue to help the princess, and told her daughter, "Princess, that Ginzuishou is not as powerful as it used to be. But one day, I'm sure your desire to take care of your friends and everyone else will bring out the true power of the Ginzuishou." She then instructed her to transform with "Moon Crystal Power, Make Up!" Once Sailor Moon transformed and was back on Earth fighting the Cardian, the Cutie Moon Rod emerged from the moon: another gift from the queen. Queen Serenity told her daughter to use this new scepter to "ignite the flame of hope for the future." This was the last time she was seen in the anime.
Later, in the SuperS season, we learn that it was she who
banished Queen Nehellenia to the lonely and isolated depths of the New Moon. Nehellenia was
jealous of the White Moon Kingdom of Serenity, and soon found that the Golden Crystal would give
her the power to take it as well as the Earth. She found Helios and held him as a prisoner in
her palace. In return, Queen Serenity trapped Nehellenia inside of her mirror, locked in a deep
sleep. Unfortunately, Helio was trapped with her, but he managed to escape in spirit, in the
form of Pegasus, into a Dream Mirror on Earth.
Did You Know?
- Queen Serenity is only shown in three episodes: episode 035, episode 044, and episode 051.
- In episode 035, Queen Serenity makes her first appearance, though she is not shown in detail. During this brief initial appearance, her hair is actually shown as blonde like Usagi's rather than silver-white.
- In episode 044, Queen Serenity refers to herself as an incarnation of the moon goddess, Selene.
Queen Serenity was the Queen of the Moon Kingdom during the Silver Millennium, and Princess
Selenity's Mother. She first appears in Act 10, Volume 03. After the senshi have travelled
to the moon and pulled the Stone Sword from the ground amongst the ruins of the Moon Kingdom,
she appears as a small hologram. She explains to them that after the Moon Castle and her body
were destroyed, and the Moon Castle's main computer would not start, she saved her spirit
within the sub-computer. She reminded Usagi of her past life as the Moon Princess, and
revealed that long ago, her people guided Earth in a positive direction, observing and aiding
the evolution there. One year, there was strange activity on the sun that produced an evil
entity, Queen Metallia, on the Earth, which manipulated the people of the planet. Only the
Prince of the Earth, Endymion, who was in love with Princess Serenity resisted until the end.
He came to the Moon to fight Metallia, but died, resulting in the Princess's suicide. Both the
Moon Kindgom and the Kingdom of Earth were destroyed, and Earth was forced to begin its evolution
from the beginning once more. The grief-stricken Queen Serenity used the Ginzuishou with all of
her power to seal away Queen Metallia, but because her spirit was so weak at that time, the seal
has become defective in the present day, and Metallia is hiding on Earth. Serenity tells Usagi
that only she can defeat the enemy, and then fades away. At the end of Act 12, after Metallia's
defeat and the resurrection of the Moon Castle, Luna tells Usagi that she will be the new Queen
Serenity. Queen Serenity appears and tells her that she must find happiness with the one she
loves this time, and disappears again. Queen Serenity appears once again in Act 22, Volume 06,
in Sailor Pluto's incomplete memories. She tells Pluto that she is to be the guardian of the
gates of time, but that she must never break three taboos, the third of which Pluto cannot
remember. In Act 41, Volume 15, we see her once again, in a flashback. Sailor Moon performs her
"Moon Gorgeous Meditation" attack at Nehellenia's mirror, but the attack bounces off the mirror
and traps everyone inside, causing them to witness memories of the past. Queen Serenity is holding
the newborn baby Princess Serenity, and tells the inner senshi that they will be her guardians.
Nehellenia was filled with evil, and was therefore not invited to the celebration held in honor
of the birth of Princess Serenity. At the celebration, she appears in the shadows, furious
that she was not invited. Nehellenia tells them that she is from a place across the galaxy, and
has been living in the dark depths of the moon, unnoticed. Queen Serenity tells her that if
she comes in peace, she will be welcomed, but if she comes to spread darkness and evil, she
will be banished. Nehellenia offers her hand to Queen Serenity, inviting her to accept darkness,
reasoning that with no darkness, there can be no light. The queen uses the power of the
Ginzuishou to seal Nehellenia within a mirror, but Nehellenia curses the Moon Kingdom, saying
that it and the Silver Millennium will be destroyed, and that the Princess will die before
taking the throne [her profecy does come true, as seen in the first arc]. Queen Serenity also
appears in several flashbacks in the final arc. We learn that she created the castles of the
senshi and gave them to them at their births in order to give them power. In the final act,
Act 52, Volume 18, Guardian Cosmos (the guardian of the Galaxy Cauldron) tells Usagi that long
ago, a shining star came to the cauldron, carrying a small star's shell. The image is of
Queen Serenity holding a faight light. Guardian Cosmos then tells her that the shine of that
star was similar to the brilliance of Sailor Moon's power. Although Queen Serenity did appear
there, it is not clear exactly why she was at the Galaxy Cauldron in the past. The Materials
Collection tells us that she has the appearance of an 18-year-old. This is because the power
of the Ginzuishou keeps her looking very young, though she's lived for over a thousand years.
Mika Doi - Queen Serenity's Anime Seiyuu
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