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Sailor Scouts in "Sailor Moon"
Throughout the Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Scouts are warriors who use their magical powers to defend the galaxy from evil threats. Awakened by the mystical cats Luna and Artemis, Sailors have enhanced physical and magical prowess, and of course their signature transformations.
Throughout multiple anime and manga, we've seen dozens of young women become formidable heroines—which reign supreme? These are the ten strongest girls in Sailor Moon!
10. Sailor Venus
Real Name: Minako Aino
Sailor Venus, originally known as Sailor V, has worked as a Sailor longer than the other inner Sailor Guardians, and sometimes adopts the leader mantle. While she shares Usagi's silliness, she's proficient with both blade and magic, and successfully operated solo for an entire year.
9. Sailor Jupiter
Real Name: Makoto Kino
Lightning-affiliated Sailor Jupiter doesn't have the highest magic capacity, but she's physically the strongest of the original Sailor Scouts, pulverizing foes with brute strength. Even before her transformation, Makoto (Lita in the dub) is a trained martial artist, highlighted by her ability to take on three of Usagi's bullies at once.
8. Sailor Chibi-Moon
Real Name: Chibiusa Tsukino
Despite appearing and often acting like a 10-year old, Princess Chibiusa is actually over 900 years old. But both her powers and personality gradually mature, and she has more latent potential than most Sailor Scouts, especially in the manga.
7. Sailor Uranus
Real Name: Haruka Tenou
A skilled track runner, Haruka is undoubtedly the fastest of her group, and she rivals Makoto in sheer strength. Combined with her cool demeanor, street smarts, and bladework, she's a well-rounded Sailor who can tackle any situation. She also has a close relationship with Sailor Neptune, infamously altered from romantic partners to cousins in the dub.
6. Sailor Starlights
Real Name: Taiki, Seiya, and Yaten Kou
Technically called Sailor Star Maker, Star Fighter, and Star Healer, this trio has a unique history. They're women searching for their lost princess, but (in the manga) disguise themselves as men while looking for her, though in the anime, they magically transform into men when not in sailor form.
Either way, the Starlights notably managed to briefly challenge the mighty Sailor Galaxia—and live to tell the tale.
5. Sailor Pluto
Real Name: Setsuna Meiou
A goddess's daughter, Sailor Pluto wields unimaginable power over space and time. Her intelligence and experience make her more cunning than most Sailors, and she's remarkably powerful even among the Outer Sailor. Perhaps her only weakness are the taboos on utilizing some of her abilities, meaning she doesn't go all-out unless left with no other choice.
4. Sailor Moon
Real Name: Usagi Tsukino
While Jupiter is physically the strongest Scout, Moon bears the most magical potential, emphasized by Usagi's numerous transformations. While ditzy and unseasoned at the show's start, she swiftly grows into one of the strongest forces in the universe.
Usagi is especially skilled at healing magic, and she's the only living person capable of using the Silver Crystal, the ultimate magical artifact.
3. Sailor Saturn
Real Name: Hotaru Tomoe
A god of destruction, Sailor Saturn is far more dangerous than her cute appearance implies, so much so that Mistress 9 and Pharaoh 90 try to gain control of her powers. Hotaru rarely unleashes her full potential, because doing so destroys herself, but she'll simply be reborn into a younger version of herself. So when a threat demands it, few can attack like Saturn.
2. Sailor Galaxia
Real Name: Unknown
Corrupted by the evil entity Chaos, Galaxia is the strongest Sailor—at least in the anime. Having destroyed countless worlds, Galaxia harvests their inhabitants' star seeds to become even stronger. Galaxia successfully killed more Sailors than any other antagonist, going as gar as to reanimate them to use against their former allies.
To get a sense of Galaxia's power, consider that she battled all three Starlights around the entire galaxy in a matter of moments, leaving several destroyed planets in her wake.
1. Sailor Cosmos
Real Name: Unknown
While Chibi Chibi appears in both anime and manga, her true power as Sailor Cosmos only appears in the latter. The mysterious Cosmos wields incredible powers of time control and manipulation, plus her enigmatic Lambda power, said to "lose everything to save everything".
Cosmos's identity remains a matter of fan speculation, with many believing her the future, ultimate form of Sailor Moon, others believing them two separate entities; either way, her absolute power remains unquestioned.
Sailor Moon Legacy
Despite the anime and manga, Sailor Moon retains a dedicated fanbase, unsurprising since it effectively jump-started the "magical girl" genre. Its focus on costumes and jewelry make it a popular cosplay choice, and it continues to periodically release new films, maintaining interest in the series. But for now, vote for your favorite Sailor Scout and I'll see you at our next anime countdown!
© 2020 Jeremy Gill