What killed Galaxia? (Manga)

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I was re-reading the chapter where Galaxia and Sailor Moon are fighting at the edge of the Galaxy Cauldron.
As many times as I've read it, I still don't understand exactly what killed Galaxia.

Was it Chaos, destroying her for betrayal? Or when it struck her from behind did that begin her death?


Was it a self-destruct thing? Like when she lost her will to fight Sailor Moon her resolve wasn't strong enough? Or maybe she did it on purpose to atone?

Was it Sailor Moon's light, which destroyed the bracelets? And if so, did the bracelets serve a similar purpose to what they did for the Animamates, Uranus, and Neptune in the anime, keeping Galaxia alive?
This appears to be what happened. Galaxia wonders how Sailor Moon can be so good, the most powerful and the one who emraces all, then the bracelets react and shatter and Halaxia dies.

What do you all think? One of these, a combination, or something else?
 
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I was re-reading the chapter where Galaxia and Sailor Moon are fighting at the edge of the Galaxy Cauldron.
As many times as I've read it, I still don't understand exactly what killed Galaxia.

Was it Chaos, destroying her for betrayal? Or when it struck her from behind did that begin her death?


Was it a self-destruct thing? Like when she lost her will to fight Sailor Moon her resolve wasn't strong enough? Or maybe she did it on purpose to atone?

Was it Sailor Moon's light, which destroyed the bracelets? And if so, did the bracelets serve a similar purpose to what they did for the Animamates, Uranus, and Neptune in the anime, keeping Galaxia alive?
This appears to be what happened. Galaxia wonders how Sailor Moon can be so good, the most powerful and the one who emraces all, then the bracelets react and shatter and Halaxia dies.

What do you all think? One of these, a combination, or something else?
Actually, Galaxia had her own Sailor Crystal melt in the Cauldron along with the other Sailor Crystals while wearing the bracelet, similar to what happened to Mimette which made her dependent on the Bracelets.
 

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What do you all think? One of these, a combination, or something else?
It's so ambiguous that each person will have their own interpretation of it. I've always thought that Galaxia could never reach Sailor Moon brightness whatever she did. Now that you mentioned the self-destruction method I think it could be a possibility, but it'd be weird to think so after seeing her believe in the galaxy's future and laws of the universe.

In the manga the way the bracelets works is rather confusing. The Animamates don't have their Star seeds and they were alive thanks to the bracelets, however it seems that Lethe and Mnemosyne had their crystals in their bodies. We see Galaxia without them when she's dreaming about her past before meeting Chaos so anyone would assume that the bracelets and the Sapphire Crystal which has a destructive power are things created by it and given to her. Even I think Galaxia's name is something she came up with (or Chaos) to complete her identity as the Empress of the galaxy. So, if the bracelets were created by Chaos no wonder they couldn't endure Usagi's light.

Don't worry. That scene is that vague that Chiaki Kon will give us her take after consulting Naoko Osabu.
 

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It's so ambiguous that each person will have their own interpretation of it. I've always thought that Galaxia could never reach Sailor Moon brightness whatever she did. Now that you mentioned the self-destruction method I think it could be a possibility, but it'd be weird to think so after seeing her believe in the galaxy's future and laws of the universe.

In the manga the way the bracelets works is rather confusing. The Animamates don't have their Star seeds and they were alive thanks to the bracelets, however it seems that Lethe and Mnemosyne had their crystals in their bodies. We see Galaxia without them when she's dreaming about her past before meeting Chaos so anyone would assume that the bracelets and the Sapphire Crystal which has a destructive power are things created by it and given to her. Even I think Galaxia's name is something she came up with (or Chaos) to complete her identity as the Empress of the galaxy. So, if the bracelets were created by Chaos no wonder they couldn't endure Usagi's light.

Don't worry. That scene is that vague that Chiaki Kon will give us her take after consulting Naoko Osabu.
Yes, bless Osabu.
He kept Naoko from going totally wild. (Which honestly, I'd also love to see, as long as it doesn't involve cockroaches and incest), but he probably saved Sailor Moon many times through its run.

Yeah, I guess suicide would be odd for Galaxia at that moment since she seemed to place all of her faith in Sailor Moon. It's possible that her faith was what broke the bracelets and in a way, she wasn't destroyed, but actually freed from Chaos and so aided Sailor Moon from within the Cauldron when she called out.
 
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Yes, bless Osabu.
He kept Naoko from going totally wild. (Which honestly, I'd also love to see, as long as it doesn't involve cockroaches and incest), but he probably saved Sailor Moon many times through its run.

Yeah, I guess suicide would be odd for Galaxia at that moment since she seemed to place all of her faith in Sailor Moon. It's possible that her faith was what broke the bracelets and in a way, she wasn't destroyed, but actually freed from Chaos and so aided Sailor Moon from within the Cauldron when she called out.
The Manga of Sailor Stars and the Utena are very similar in that regard.

There is even a White Duelist at the end of Utena Manga which is similar to Sailor Cosmos.

If they do a remake of Stars I hope we see a remake of Utena based on the Manga.
 
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I was re-reading the chapter where Galaxia and Sailor Moon are fighting at the edge of the Galaxy Cauldron.
As many times as I've read it, I still don't understand exactly what killed Galaxia.

Was it Chaos, destroying her for betrayal? Or when it struck her from behind did that begin her death?


Was it a self-destruct thing? Like when she lost her will to fight Sailor Moon her resolve wasn't strong enough? Or maybe she did it on purpose to atone?

Was it Sailor Moon's light, which destroyed the bracelets? And if so, did the bracelets serve a similar purpose to what they did for the Animamates, Uranus, and Neptune in the anime, keeping Galaxia alive?
This appears to be what happened. Galaxia wonders how Sailor Moon can be so good, the most powerful and the one who emraces all, then the bracelets react and shatter and Halaxia dies.

What do you all think? One of these, a combination, or something else?
Good question. I think this is another one of those instances of Naoko's writing where she was trying to convey the poignancy and emotion more than anything else and so left quite a bit of a plot-hole and things unexplained. I like to headcanon that perhaps it was a metaphor for how Galaxia had already been long dead, and it was only her sheer hatred and bitterness that was keeping her alive. (through the bracelets) Once she was finally able to let that go and accept things as they are, her spirit was finally at peace and so was able to move on into the next world.

Remember too that a major theme of Galaxia's arc is how she regarded every single star she came across (even her own - especially her own) as nothing but "trash," unworthy of her. She was always searching for that one single perfect star and Sailor Crystal. It's heavily implied that she was destroying planets left and right - we actually do see a panel of her obliterating one with a flick of her finger. I have to wonder if perhaps she even went as far as to destroy her own home planet and that's what ultimately killed her and now it was only through the power of the bracelets that was keeping her alive? (Was her Sailor Crystal/Star Seed locked inside of them perhaps? Once the bracelets broke did they just naturally return themselves to the Cauldron?) My headcanon is that since I consider Senshi so intricately linked to their respective planets that they're basically the physical manifestations of them, if the planet goes, they automatically go as well and vice versa. I mean just look at how sick Mamoru was getting back when the Dead Moon came around and was literally poisoning the Earth. I don't think it's too farfetched to assume Galaxia had already (whether accidentally or intentionally) disposed of her own home planet which had the unfortunate side-effect of also disposing of herself.
 
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Good question. I think this is another one of those instances of Naoko's writing where she was trying to convey the poignancy and emotion more than anything else and so left quite a bit of a plot-hole and things unexplained. I like to headcanon that perhaps it was a metaphor for how Galaxia had already been long dead, and it was only her sheer hatred and bitterness that was keeping her alive. (through the bracelets) Once she was finally able to let that go and accept things as they are, her spirit was finally at peace and so was able to move on into the next world.

Remember too that a major theme of Galaxia's arc is how she regarded every single star she came across (even her own - especially her own) as nothing but "trash," unworthy of her. She was always searching for that one single perfect star and Sailor Crystal. It's heavily implied that she was destroying planets left and right - we actually do see a panel of her obliterating one with a flick of her finger. I have to wonder if perhaps she even went as far as to destroy her own home planet and that's what ultimately killed her and now it was only through power of the bracelets that were keeping her alive? (Was her Sailor Crystal/Star Seed locked inside of them perhaps? Once the bracelets broke did they just naturally return themselves to the Cauldron?) My headcanon is that since I consider Senshi so intricately linked to their respective planets that they're basically the physical manifestations of them, if the planet goes, they automatically go as well and vice versa. I mean just look at how sick Mamoru was getting back when the Dead Moon came around and was literally poisoning the Earth. I don't think it's too farfetched to assume Galaxia had already (whether accidentally or intentionally) disposed of her own home planet which had the unfortunate side-effect of also disposing of herself.
Basically, she is free after the bracelets broke.
 

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Good question. I think this is another one of those instances of Naoko's writing where she was trying to convey the poignancy and emotion more than anything else and so left quite a bit of a plot-hole and things unexplained. I like to headcanon that perhaps it was a metaphor for how Galaxia had already been long dead, and it was only her sheer hatred and bitterness that was keeping her alive. (through the bracelets) Once she was finally able to let that go and accept things as they are, her spirit was finally at peace and so was able to move on into the next world.

Remember too that a major theme of Galaxia's arc is how she regarded every single star she came across (even her own - especially her own) as nothing but "trash," unworthy of her. She was always searching for that one single perfect star and Sailor Crystal. It's heavily implied that she was destroying planets left and right - we actually do see a panel of her obliterating one with a flick of her finger. I have to wonder if perhaps she even went as far as to destroy her own home planet and that's what ultimately killed her and now it was only through power of the bracelets that were keeping her alive? (Was her Sailor Crystal/Star Seed locked inside of them perhaps? Once the bracelets broke did they just naturally return themselves to the Cauldron?) My headcanon is that since I consider Senshi so intricately linked to their respective planets that they're basically the physical manifestations of them, if the planet goes, they automatically go as well and vice versa. I mean just look at how sick Mamoru was getting back when the Dead Moon came around and was literally poisoning the Earth. I don't think it's too farfetched to assume Galaxia had already (whether accidentally or intentionally) disposed of her own home planet which had the unfortunate side-effect of also disposing of herself.
That does sound likely.
And if that's true, I wonder if her planet could be reborn from the cauldron as well?
If it wasn't, maybe Galaxia herself wouldn't be able to return.
 
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That does sound likely.
And if that's true, I wonder if her planet could be reborn from the cauldron as well?
If it wasn't, maybe Galaxia herself wouldn't be able to return.
I think that's all up to our own personal interpretations. Presumably since Galaxia is a Sailor Crystal holder, she can never truly die, and will just keep being reborn in a new form/planet over and over again. So she and her planet probably will be reborn someday, hopefully much healthier this time around.
 

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I think that's all up to our own personal interpretations. Presumably since Galaxia is a Sailor Crystal holder, she can never truly die, and will just keep being reborn in a new form/planet over and over again. So she and her planet probably will be reborn someday, hopefully much healthier this time around.
I'd like to think so. But then, being reincarnated with no memories and being bound by a former life is kind of just as scary as being sent to oblivion.
 
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I'd like to think so. But then, being reincarnated with no memories and being bound by a former life is kind of just as scary as being sent to oblivion.
That's one of the inherent tragic parts about being a Senshi, they can never truly die and be at peace. They'll always be reborn someway or another as a guardian, fighting the eternal war to protect their planet. Only those with regular Star Seeds are able to permanently die it seems.
 
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Yes, bless Osabu.
He kept Naoko from going totally wild. (Which honestly, I'd also love to see, as long as it doesn't involve cockroaches and incest), but he probably saved Sailor Moon many times through its run.

Yeah, I guess suicide would be odd for Galaxia at that moment since she seemed to place all of her faith in Sailor Moon. It's possible that her faith was what broke the bracelets and in a way, she wasn't destroyed, but actually freed from Chaos and so aided Sailor Moon from within the Cauldron when she called out.
Also forgot to comment on this but I will say even with Ikuhara at the helm instead of Naoko you'd get just as much weird [BLEEP] and incest :P(see Ail/En & Demande/Saphir) So it doesn't seem to matter who's handling the franchise between those two, it's ultimately the same thing just a different flavor lol. In Naoko's defense, at least you'll know any incest she'll portay is portrayed as disgusting rather than overtly romanticized.
 
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Also forgot to comment on this but I will say even with Ikuhara at the helm instead of Naoko you'd get just as much weird [BLEEP] and incest :P(see Ail/En & Demande/Saphir) So it doesn't seem to matter who's handling the franchise between those two, it's ultimately the same thing just a different flavor lol. In Naoko's defense, at least you'll know any incest she'll portay is portrayed as disgusting rather than overtly romanticized.
At least Ikuhara never scraps Naoko and Sato's ideas like what Igarashi did in Stars.