Were Uranus and Neptune Past Life Lovers?

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Something that I've often wondered about is whether or not Uranus and Neptune fell in love for the first time as Haruka and Michiru, or if, like Usagi and Mamoru, they had been in love in their past life.

When talking about their past life in the manga, Haruka in particular seems to emphasize the loneliness they felt living apart from everyone else, guarding their isolated stations. Michiru says they weren't allowed to leave their posts and had to watch helplessly from afar as Silver Millennium fell. She says (quoting from the Eternal Edition): "The dominions we each guard are so far apart that by all rights, we never should have met," but it's unclear if she means any combination of them or if she means all three of them. In any case, the manga seems to suggest that Uranus and Neptune at least never met in person, but they probably still knew about each other and they still could have seen each other (via the Deep Sea Mirror, via SailorSkyping on their castles' computers, etc) so a long-distance relationship between them (or even just a secret crush) is still well within the realm of possibility.

As far as the '90s anime and musicals are concerned, I don't really remember their going too deep into Haruka's and Michiru's past lives? Can anyone refresh my memory on that front?

Anywho, my inclination is to say that no, they were not past life lovers and only met and fell in love for the first time in present day Tokyo, but I'm curious as to what you guys think.
 

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Uranus and Neptune were not supposed to come together lest a catastrophic event unfolds. Just as Serenity and Endymion were forbidden to visit each other Uranus and Neptune were also not supposed to be near each other or Saturn could be summoned. Somewhere I read that they were distant lovers who longed for each other but I don't know if that is Greek mythology or specific to the Senshi.

Edit: Looks like this is not from mythology so I must have gotten this idea from somewhere in the Sailor Moon universe. I'll try and figure out where I got this idea (that they were admiring each other from afar before their rebirth) from.
 
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In my view, no, they weren't lovers in their past lives, and not just because their duties kept them apart.

It really would be troublesome for any Sailor to fall in love with another Sailor, as this would cause a conflict of interest that would complicate any relationship. In addition, they were Princesses and likely had to hold fealty to their own people.

Given the scandal that Princess Serenity and Princess Endymion caused and they were just royals from different realms and not soldiers, Uranus and Neptune having feelings for each other would be received even worse.

Plus, I also like the idea of the two of them falling in love because of the reincarnation to differentiate it from the main romance. Whereas Usagi and Mamoru are destined, Haruka and Michiru were not destined to fall in love because of some past tie, but because in this life something different can happen.
 
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^ Serenity and Endymion's romance was controversial because it violated God's taboo against Moon and Earth people fraternizing. There's nothing to suggest other cross-planet relationships would be viewed negatively.