Writer's Notes: Explaining Sailor Moon

beyond the schoolgirl outfits and the cute slogans




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Sailor Hellblazer: A John Constantine: Hellblazer /
                   Sailor Moon crossover

   Writer's notes:  explaining Sailor Moon
   beyond the schoolgirl outifts and the cute slogans


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25,000 years ago, there was a magic kingdom.  It was a
unique kingdom for Earth, for there had never been one quite
like it, and there would not be for thousands of years to
come. 

This kingdom was as close to an utopia as Earth had ever
known, ruled by the royal house of Queen Serenity.  The
kingdom spanned the planets of the solar system, with
colonies and ruling families on each one, and its capital
was established on the moon. 

From each planet, a guardian was sent, to serve, protect,
and advise the royal family. 

But nothing lasts forever. 

Queen Beryl, using magic and energy from the
otherdimensional reality known as the Dark Kingdom, invaded
the palace on the moon, crushing the forces of the Silver
Millenium easily. 

Left with no alternative, Queen Serenity used an incredibly
powerful artifact known as the Empyrean Silver Crystal to
send the souls of her people into the future, where they
would eventually be reborn.  She also banished Queen Beryl
and her forces to the Dark Kingdom.  All this had a price: 
Queen Serenity died, and the moon was reduced to an empty
desolate satellite.

25,000 years later, the royal court of the Silver Millenium
were reborn.  The daughter of the queen was reborn as Usagi
Tsukino, and took on the identity of Sailor Moon.  A few of
the other guardians became aware of their past lives as
well, and took on the identities of Sailor Mercury, Venus,
Mars, and Jupiter.  The moon prince, destined love of the
princess, was also reborn, and took on the identity of
Tuxedo Mask. 

There's no explanation as to why they were all reborn as
Japanese.  Probably the same reason why all aliens spoke
English in Star Trek. 

Together, they fought and defeated the returning threat of
Queen Beryl and her Dark Kingdom forces. 

As time passed, even more guardians revealed themselves. 
There was Sailor Neptune and Uranus, who were partners in
combat and in life, Sailor Saturn, a little girl who had the
power to heal wounds or destroy the earth, and Sailor Pluto,
the enigmatic girl who was not reincarnated, but seems to be
immortal, guarding the gateways of time.

A thousand years into the future, the Kingdom of the Silver
Millenium was reborn with Sailor Moon as its queen.  Much
like its previous incarnation, this kingdom was laid under
siege by rebellious forces, this time led by Prince Demando
and the entity that called itself Wiseman.  Only the arrival
of Sailor Moon and her allies from modern day saved the
kingdom of the future. 

And so it goes...