Good or Bad: Pre-knowledge of the future

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Lapis Lunaris
Nov 27, 2010
Is a good thing or a bad thing for Usagi to learn about her future as Neo-Queen Serenity? Or for the Inner Senshi to learn about the existence of Crystal Tokyo for that matter.
And that's not minding the possible time paradoxes.
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Luna Crescens
Nov 13, 2018
I'm sure Ami silently facepalmed when she saw Neo Queen Serenity's kanji (or lack thereof) after all of her efforts.

Sailor Moon is all about past lives, destiny and miracle romance so you've gotta give a little away, but I think it may have been a mistake to give away too much.

It is a bad thing from a plot writing perspective because it means no matter what happens you know that Usa & Mamo always end up at the same place with the other inner senshi. All content written between R and the 3000th century needs to accommodate this or risk being non-canon. This means no one can permanently die and it makes every encounter, even one involving a tormentor who has devastated the entire galaxy(a) less fearful because we know they'll all be eating cake is sanjuseki 1000 years later. And in Stars we get pre-knowledge that cosmos will be fighting evil forever more by choice so that there can always be balance in the universe, because after all, we are all born from the same cauldron. I think that without these plot lock-ins, as neat as they are (and Cosmos is amazing!), Sailor Moon could have gone an extra season or two with just as much suspense and tension.

The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
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