Screenrant ranks the most powerful Sailor Moon enemies

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NeoJupiter

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Screenrant ranked the top 25 Sailor Moon villains from weakest to strongest. See if you agree/disagree.
Sailor Moon: Every Major Villain Ranked From Weakest To Most Powerful

Here are some of the rankings.

25. DOCTOR TOMOE

22. BRAINWASHED TUXEDO MASK

20. SAILOR ANIMAMATES

17. PHARAOH 90 AND MISTRESS 9

16. MIO KUROKI


14. BLACK MOON CLAN AND WISEMAN

12. DARK MERCURY

10. THE KINGS OF HEAVEN

8. QUEEN METALIA

6. DD GIRLS

4. QUEEN NEHELENIA


2. PRINCESS SAILOR MOON
 

John

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Given that PGSM was made by the live-action Toei, there's no reason Toei Animation, a organizationally separate company that live-action Toei owns the majority stake in, would bring up PGSM.
Yeah I feel like people forget about this important fact.

But wow, what a great list! I usually cringe at things like this because they're often written by people who aren't super familiar with the actual material. The fact that the list includes characters and events from pretty much every big version of Sailor Moon really stands out. This author did their homework for sure.

Being the big Sera Myu fan I am, I was thrilled to see that at least Vampir and Dracul made the list. It was also cool seeing the movies get some love, as well as PGSM of course. And I'm really happy that Galaxia and Chaos together took the #1 spot. That makes a lot of sense. I was nervous Queen Beryl would be at #1 and it would purely be for nostalgic reasons on the part of some author who only saw the DiC dub, etc. Galaxia and Chaos both deserve the #1 spot on a list like this.

That said, some of the reasons for the list order itself are a bit weird, but that's to be expected. We don't have things like power levels, etc. in Sailor Moon so one has to do it this way.
 

NJ_

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Given that PGSM was made by the live-action Toei, there's no reason Toei Animation, a organizationally separate company that live-action Toei owns the majority stake in, would bring up PGSM.
Yeah I feel like people forget about this important fact.
Just like people forget that Kodansha has had a bigger role in both anniversaries (from the 2012 announcement to changing producers & distributors for stuff like the recent Myus, tribute albums & Crystal videos and soundtrack CDs) so they're just as guilty if not more so for not acknowledging PGSM.
 
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MementoNepenthe

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Toei, Kodansha, PNP, Bandai.... They all need to start acknowledging the live action series. I'm 95% sure there *used* to be a "Tokusatsu" tab on the official website, but that's gone now. Yet there's still an "Other" tab that has never been used.

Anyway, the list is cool I guess. In general I don't find list articles very interesting so I don't really have anything to say about it.
 
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I had to stop reading at this list right at the mention of Ail and An.


Because the two were simply trying to keep their way of life alive, it’s easy to have sympathy for them. When they discovered that the tree that gave them life was “sick” because of the energy they fed it, they attempted to change.

What the tree really needed was love, something they were able to do once they stopped acting as the villains of the story.

Though the English dub of the series made them connected to the Negaverse and Queen Beryl, the original Japanese anime did not. The original Japanese story made it clear that the two weren’t intentionally evil.
First of all, no the tree was not sick because of the energy it was fed. At best, that was an invention of the old dub if you take a certain line in a literal manner.

Second, the whole idea of the tree supposedly needing love, while stated in all versions...really doesn't make sense in the original version/Viz dub or its backstory.

Viz dub: "I made myself with and grow weak. I was trying to send you a signal, but you didn't understand my plea for love."

That doesn't...sound like someone who needed love. Sapient beings who need love wouldn't intentionally weaken themselves for weeks, if not months on end to get it. Especially sapient beings that have the capacity to talk. The tree was not sick. It acted like it was sick.

Third, the first dub actually actively made Alan less evil than Ail, making him realize the "lesson" waaay earlier than what he did. Apparently, this person overlooked the fact that Ail told the tree to blow up the planet because he could not have the Andromeda of his heart. He and An may have been somewhat more childlike in the original version, but they were definitely intentionally evil, if not more consistently evil than their dub counterparts who were only nominally working for the Negaverse.

You don't have to like the aliens, but praising the original version for what the old dub actually did is wrong.
 

John

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Just like people forget that Kodansha has had a bigger role in both anniversaries (from the 2012 announcement to changing producers & distributors for stuff like the recent Myus, tribute albums & Crystal videos and soundtrack CDs) so they're just as guilty if not more so for not acknowledging PGSM.
I actually did forget this, so yes, you're totally right. It'd be nice if we could get Kodansha to work with Toei to produce something like a PGSM retrospective book or mook.

Toei, Kodansha, PNP, Bandai.... They all need to start acknowledging the live action series. I'm 95% sure there *used* to be a "Tokusatsu" tab on the official website, but that's gone now. Yet there's still an "Other" tab that has never been used.
Yes! The "tokusatsu" tab ABSOLUTELY was there and it filled me with so much joy and wonder at what they could possibly be planning. I was so ready for a second season of PGSM with the Outers in it.

Except apparently not. lol.

The #1 is missing in the OP. :confused:
Maybe the OP didn't want to spoil anything? XD

Second, the whole idea of the tree supposedly needing love, while stated in all versions...really doesn't make sense in the original version/Viz dub or its backstory.

Viz dub: "I made myself with and grow weak. I was trying to send you a signal, but you didn't understand my plea for love."

That doesn't...sound like someone who needed love. Sapient beings who need love wouldn't intentionally weaken themselves for weeks, if not months on end to get it. Especially sapient beings that have the capacity to talk. The tree was not sick. It acted like it was sick.

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You don't have to like the aliens, but praising the original version for what the old dub actually did is wrong.
Sapient beings who need love that also have the capacity to talk tend to do all kinds of crazy, bizarre, unusual things to get the love they need. Who's to say what a sapient alien tree would do or say (or not say) in order to receive the love it needs?

And yeah, if those details are from the DiC dub, the author should mention that.