Femme fatale

During the Silver Millennium, the Sailor Senshi didn't have alternate human identities. They were Sailor Senshi and that was it (except for perhaps their identities as princesses, but they're basically the same thing). However, upon being reborn on Earth, all of them assumed normal identities. After all, they can't walk around Tokyo in their sailor fuku. Nor can Saturn carry her glaive around without attracting unwanted attention.

If you didn't know, Sailor Saturn's human form is Hotaru Tomoe, first introduced in Act 24 of the Infinity arc in the manga and episode 112 of the Super arc in the anime. In the anime, upon her introduction, she is a fairly regular character until the end of the season. However, in the manga, she is a really minor character - she's brought up quite a bit but we only see her a few times, mostly near the end of the arc.

In the Japanese version of the anime, Hotaru is voiced by Yuuko Minaguchi. I'm not going to talk about the dub because I can't watch it anymore without wanting to do something drastic (it wasn't that bad, but she sounds like a total airhead in the dub).

Now then -- who is Hotaru, exactly? What is she like?

Hotaru is shy and quiet. A little bookish, a little demure, a little fragile. She's like a porcelain doll. To be generically bland - she's kind and gentle. She's fairly serious and considerably less lighthearted and optimistic than the other senshi, but considering the events in her life, this is expected. Honestly, I can't describe her much more than that. As one of the most underdeveloped characters in the whole series, there isn't very much to go on and this is basically it in terms of her personality. It doesn't exist.

Okay, I'm exaggerating. She does have one, but I feel without her backstory she's just another generic character who doesn't have a particularly interesting persona that I'd care to dissect. That aside, Hotaru really does have a fascinating and compelling tale to tell.

Idiosyncrasies and quirks
Standard kanji analysis
Looking into a mirror
Death Busters
Caught up in a twisted plot
Destined to become friends
A new, surrogate family

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