Rei Hino is the civilian identity and present-day incarnation of Sailor Mars.
She has straight long black hair with a purple shine and black/purple eyes. She stands at about 160 cm or 5 feet 3 inches. She is often seen wearing her red and white traditional miko uniform or a teal leather jacket with an orange turtleneck, purple skirt, orange stockings and shoes.
As Sailor Mars, she wears the standard Senshi fuku. The dominant color of her fuku was red while the accent color was purple. Her tiara gem, earrings, choker, collar, elbow fittings on her gloves, center of her front bow, back bow, skirt and shoes were red while her front bow was purple. Her earrings were five-pointed red stars, her collar had one stripe, and her shoes were red high heels.
In Chapter 1: Sniper's Gambit, The Sailor Senshi were attempting to stop the Youma Thetis who had been posing as a librarian. However this proved to be a trick by Jadeite to ambush and kill. Luckily thay were saved by Tuxedo Mask who attacked the second Youma Brenda before she could strike. While initially surprised Mars and Mercury wasted little time attacking the new threat but Brenda who merely ran away. Mars gave chase while Moon and Mercury focused on Thetis whom they made quick work of. As a low level Youma Brenda could only use hit and run tactics against Mars which did little more then slow her down. Even this proved useless after Moon and Mercury made quick work of Thetis.
However before they could finish her off she grabbed a hostage. Mars was furious at such a cowardly tactic while Moon and Mercury could only watch in worry. Moon promised to let Brenda go if she released the hostage and Brenda was about to make her escape only to be stopped by Tuxedo Mask again. Snatching the hostage away from her they made sure he was okay allowing Brenda to run away again. Mercury was the first to notice that Brenda had escaped. However Mask assured them that it would be a waste of time to go after her as with the enchantment he placed on the rose and the damage she'd already sustained, she wouldn’t last long.
In Chapter 8: Holding On, Rei heard about a weird boy claiming to have information for the Sailor Senshi and skipped school to cheek it out. Greeting Ami there who heard the same rumors the two found Gosunkugi in a makeshift sandwich board stating that he had information about the youma for the Senshi. Transforming the two confronted him. Not believing that this would actually work he was shocked Sailor Mercury and Mars actually showed up. He was even more shocked at how young they were. He explained to the two how Brenda had using Ranma and the others for protection. The two were initially skeptical until he gave them a description. Realizing that it was the same Youma that got away they asked for her whereabouts. Gosunkugi then preceeded to place all the blame on Ranma stating that while the Tendo’s were helping Brenda he was the only one who was helping her deliberately. While not all that convinced the two thanked him.
Back in her civilian form the two chastised themselves for letting Brenda escape. with nothing else to do they went to tell Luna and Usagi the information that Gosunkugi gave them so that they could figure out what to do next.
In Chapter 9: Caught Between, Usagi was horrified when told about Brenda escaping to Nerima. When Luna chastised her for letting her fears get the better of her. she revealed it was less about the Youma and more about all the rumors about Nerima. Ami called her out for believing such exaggerated stories and either way it needed to be investigated. So with passionate zeal, quiet determination, and miserable apprehension the Senshi went to Nerima.
In Chapter 10: Shell Game, The next day, immediately after school, Usagi, Ami, Rei and Luna made their way to Nerima. Transforming into their Senshi forms, they followed the map that Gosunkugi had given them. When they arrived at the dojo they were shocked to find it in ruins. They were wondering who could have done this when the Mercury Computer sensed thirteen youma on their current location one of which had a power level she’s never seen before. Quickly hiding they watched as the mass of cloaked figures searched the building that they had just been examining themselves before they moved out. Realizing that the youma were searching for whoever was in the building. With no way of matching the range that the youma could search they decided to go find Gosunkugi
They informed the shocked boy that the Tendo compound had been attacked. Then after calming him down they told him that everyone had escaped and asked him where they might have gone. After wracking his brain for everything he could remember on where Ranma might have fled with Brenda he told them about the Nekohanten and Ucchan's. Choosing the Nekohanten and deciding to go untransformed they were greeted by Shampoo. Given her broken grammar and extremely thick Chinese accent they initially mistook her for a simpleton and claimed to be friends of Ranma. However the fact that Luna was with them immediately tipped Shampoo off that they were lying. So when they asked where he was she sent them off on a wild goose chase.
Much to their surprise instead of finding Ranma they found Brenda being attacked by two Inquisitors. The Inquisitors quickly forgot about Brenda and attacked the Senshi forcing them to quickly scattered. After defeating them they turned to Brenda and demanded to know what was going on. Brenda told them that she was no longer serving the Dark Kingdom. While Mars was suspicious Moon was ecstatic at the thought of meeting a youma that no longer wanted to fight for evil. Unfortunately instead telling them the truth she led them to believe that she just switched sides to a more powerful enemy. Brenda cut off their vows to stop her by attacking them and then ran as they dodged. Chasing Brenda down Moon was just about to catch her with her tiara when she was saved by Ranma. Furious at the senshi for attacking their friend Ryoga attacked Tuxedo Mask while Ranma dealt with the others. However just as they were about the start the Darkmistress arrived.
In Chapter 11: Three Way, Sailor Moon watched the assembled enemies anxiously, wondering what on earth they were going to do now. When suddenly Ryoga charged at the Senshi before the startled moon cat even had a chance to react, he snatched her up by the scruff of her neck and hurled her off into the distance. Shocked and horrified Sailor Moon threw herself headlong at Ryoga. However as she was no fighter he was easily able to fend her off. This prompted Mars to try and line up a shot at him only for the Youma attack forcing her and Mercury to scatter. Sailor Mercury made a flying dive, managing to reach the cover of a nearby mailbox just in time. Sailor Mars, on the other hand, fired another blast of flame as she ran. Just as the blast was about to hit when she was saved by one of her allies. At the same time, the Darkmistress unleashed her lightning at Ryouga and Sailor Moon. The other youma responded as well, three of them broke off to chase after Ranma, while the others swung around to cut off Ryouga. By this point Moon had recalled her tiara and stood, flanked by the other two Senshi, ready for action. The battle quickly became a free for all.
Mars battle led her over to Ryoga’s so she fired a blast at the seemingly-invincible bruiser hurling her away. She was going to attack him when she remembered the youma she was currently fighting. Sailor Mars fought toe-to-toe with the Inquisitor wielding the twin wrecking balls. Roaring currents of flame swirled and criss-crossed with the spinning, smashing weights. They dodged feverishly around each others attacks, each trying to find an opening, an advantage. Though she continued to take pot shots at the two. When Moon showed up Ryoga goaded her into attacking him allowing him to use her tiara to kill the he was youma. The Senshi froze in shock upon seeing Ryoga’s actions, but he didn’t have time to find out what they decided to do about it as the Youma Moon was fighting was still there. Unfortunately just as he was about to deal with her Jadeite arrived growing tired of how the Darkmistress had lost control of the situation.
In Chapter 12: Full Measure, Ranma and Ryoga fought Jedeite leaving the Darkmistress to fight Tukedo Kamen and Sailor Moon. Tuxedo Kamen took the fore, keeping up a never-ending hail of roses, and also acting as a shield to prevent the youma from reaching close-combat with Sailor Moon. Who was free to launch her own weapon at the Darkmistress with utter impunity. Behind them, Sailor Mars was acting as a rearguard to keep the remaining Inquisitors at bay, sweeping back and forth across the rooftops with her flame. She was only just managing to hold her own—but she was preventing the two youma from giving the Darkmistress support. She was quickly put on the defensive. Luckily she was saved by a recovered Mercury.
The three youma fled in different directions upon realizing that the Senshi could still see. Mercury used her computer to determine where the Darkmistress was and though she desperately threw herself to the side she wasn’t able to fully dodge Mar’s fire. Knowing that her only hope for survival was escape she teleported back to the Dark Kingdom. Believing that she was dealt with when no trace of the Darkmistress was detected they left to deal with the others.
Sailor Moon, Mercury and Tuxedo Kamen arrived just as the defeated Jedeite while Mars broke off to deal with Brenda. Much to their surprise just Ryoga threw himself over her protecting her with his body just as Mar’s Fire Soul hit. Mar’s was about to attack again when she was incapacitated by Dr Tofu allowing Brenda to flee with Ryoga. Tuxedo Kamen ran after the retreating pair, but before he could catch up to them, Akane dashed out of the alley and launched herself toward him in a flying kick. He caught the attack easily on his cane, and then the weapon extended to drive into her stomach, sending her flying back in the direction she had come. But doing so cost him valuable time, allowing the Ranma to reach the alleyway, and he even managed to catch the Akane with his free arm in the process. Tuxedo Kamen followed after them only to be incapacitated by Tofu as well. Soon the enemies had vanished from sight. Unheeding of them, the two Senshi ran over to where their fallen comrades lay. After determining that it wasn’t magic Moon and Mercury pick Mask and Mars up so that they could search of Luna.
In Chapter 14: Making Plans, All the girls had been frantic with worry when they found Luna sprawled out on the rooftop and much to their surprise she hadn't been seriously injured from her unexpected flight just a bit bruised. After a good night's sleep they regrouped at the Hikawa Shrine to plan their next move. Seeing how much the events of the previous day were weighing heavily on each of them Luna pushed her own fears at how powerful their new enemies were to encourage them. However this only seemed to remind them just how strong they were especially Ryoga catching Usagi’s Tiara and Tofu paralyzing Rei after erasing his prescience. Ami revealed that she didn’t think what happened to Rei was an attack. The readings she took of Rei using the Mercury Computer revealed that it was a medical technique.
Next Rei revealed how Ryoga had sacrificed himself to protect Brenda from her Fire Soul. When Usagi demanded to know why the bad guy would do that Luna explained that things weren’t always so black and white. Either way they couldn’t forget that they attacked them first. Since they had four main leads it was decided that Rei would go back to the Nekohanten, Usagi would go to Ucchan, Luna would go to the location that Shampoo gave them, while Ami would go to an old acquaintance of her mother’s Dr Tofu.
In Chapter 15: Keeping Secrets, Meeting the others at the train station they made their way to Nerima before going their separate ways agreeing to meet back in a couple hours. Since their three routes would keep them together for a bit longer Rei, Usagi and Luna walked in the opposite direction of Ami who headed for Tofu’s clinic. After a few minutes of walking in silence when Usagi’s turn to branch off came Rei once again reminded to her what she was supposed to do at Ucchan’s as she set off for the cat café. Seeing how nervous she was Cologne immediately realized who she was when Rei asked to speak to Shampoo. Cologne informed Rei that Shampoo was out visiting some friends, however she offered her services. While Rei hesitated for a moment she took Cologne up on her offer.
When a lag in the flow of customers allowed them time to talk Cologne took the opportunity to subtly support the deception that her Ranma was trying to achieve by expressing her worry about how much time Shampoo was spending with Ranma. While hiding her amusement at how earnest and intent Rei was in her investigation. Rei assured Cologne that the Sailor Senshi wouldn’t let anything happen to her granddaughter. Before she left Cologne told her theory that Ranma and his gang would be laying low leading her to the outskirts of the ward for where they might be. Thanking Cologne for her help Rei once again assured her that everything would work out before leaving.
Arriving back at the rendezvous point Rei informed the others about what she had learned as it seemed that she was the only one who got something useful.
In Chapter 17: Dark Lords, Confused at Ryoga sacrificing himself to protect Brenda Rei attempts to divine the goals of the Nerima crew in her sacred fire. However it just kept sending her a bizarre series of images that she had no way of interpreting. In the end she came to the conclusion that they must be blocking her attempts. Later the group was going to meet in Nerima once again when they saw Ranma and Ryoga declaring that they were ready to release their army on the world. Moon was quick to launch her tiara at Ranma and though her failed to kill him, the sudden dodge caused him to release Nabiki who Mercury was quick to save. The instant they were clear Mars took the opportunity to attack as well.
Mercury was the first to notice how Ranma seemed to freeze upon seeing Sailor Moon and Luna. Ryoga though with far less self-assuredness than Ranma had displayed took up the slack assuring the senshi that they hadn’t won before grabbing Ranma and dragging him off. After checking up on Nabiki they were about to follow them when she told them that she knew what their plan was. Nabiki told the Senshi that she had heard that Ranma and Ryoga were advanced scouts from another dimension and they were getting ready to open a portal to their world. She then told them that they were holding up in Furinkan High School and that an artifact called the 'Sacred Grail of the Snake and Ox' sounded important. From what she said Mercury deduced that artifact was what was needed to keep the portal open. Fresh hope written in their faces, the Senshi all quickly rose to leave.
In Chapter 18: Joining Forces, The Senshi skidded to a stop a Jadeite and the DD Girls materialized in their path. Raising his hand in a gesture of non-violence he informed the shocked Senshi that he wanted to join forces against the Dark Lords. While Jadeite was least trustworthy person they could imagine they reluctantly agreed that he had a point that the Dark Lords to powerful. While they didn’t like it they agreed to work with him.
As the combined Senshi and Dark Kingdom assault group left Luna addressed the Senshi in an undertone. They did not trust Jadeite so Luna agreed to stay by his side and keep an eye on him so she could warn them if he betrays them. Sailor Moon did not like this as she was afraid that Jadeite would attack Luna. However both Luna and Mercury had noticed how injured he was so was confident that she could escape him.
As Mercury surveyed Furinkan High the DD Girls and Mars wanted to attack the Dark Lords right away. However Jadeite and Moon opted to wait and search for their summoning device. Luna was the deciding vote to move in. It was obvious to everyone present—except, perhaps, Sailor Moon—that Jadeite’s suggestion of staying back to provide "coordination and support" was mostly an excuse for staying out of the thick of combat with his debilitating injuries. No one bothered to call him on it. Luna quickly agreed to join him.
The Senshi darted through the entrance in the wall, into the school grounds, while the DD Girls simply flew over it, landing on the other side. They slowly fanned out through the inner yard, their senses alert, ready for attackers, traps, anything. They were all ready to launch their attacks at a moment's notice, but nothing disturbed the eerie quiet of the deserted school. Until they heard Ranma’s voice across the school's P. A. system.
In Chapter 19: Death Duel, The Senshi and the DD Girls darted across the inner grounds of Furinkan High. They found Ranma and Ryoga clad in all their gaudy regalia standing next to each other, partway down the hall, their arms crossed as they barred the way forward. The leader of the DD Girls were the first to attack while Mercury sat back and watched. Seeing how good the two were at close combat Mercury suggested that they spread out and wear them down, but the youma who felt that it was a mistake of Jadeite’s part to fear the Dark Lord’s pointedly ignored her.
Thinking that she had Ryoga cornered they moved in for the kill only to be blasted back by the Bakusai Tenketsu. With their formation lost Ranma took the opportunity to attack. Though they tried to defend themselves they proved to be no match for him though he eventually had to dodge the leader Modra was left disoriented and open for Ryoga to finish her off. It was only the intervention of Sailor Mars that saved her life. Mondra demanded to know why Mar’s saved her however her answer that they were allies only filled her with rage and Mars returned to the battle she vowed to see her dead.
Realizing that they had to fight smarter after tracking them down at the cafeteria and blasting through their makeshift barricade of tables they had constructed in front of the entrance. They spread out, quickly taking positions all around the room where they could launch attack from all different angles without putting their allies in the line of fire. The two boys exchanged a quick glance. Then, in unison, they vaulted over the counter, launching themselves at their foes. The DD Girls and Sailor Senshi both swung to target them, preparing to unleash their combined firepower at the two charging humans. Only for Akane, Shampoo, and Ukyo to burst in to rescue them.
In Chapter 20: Throw Down, Shampoo wore a black-and-silver plate bikini and a thin black tiara. Ukyo was dressed in an unflattering smock, complete with an apron, splattered with what seemed like food stains. Instead of hair, she seemed to have a strange growth protruding from the sides of her head, one that gave her face the shape of a large spatula, like the one she wore strapped across her back. Her entire skin was a pale, sickly white, as though it had been sprinkled with flour. Akane was dressed in angry red robes, her face covered by a wooden demon mask whose comically-deformed features were locked into a perpetual snarl of apoplectic fury. There were symbols sewn into the fabric of her robe as well, of humans dying in agony as they clutched at their throats or their stomachs. The sudden assault of the enemy reinforcements had scattered the Senshi and their Dark Kingdom allies, but the eight of them quickly regrouped at the opposite end of the cafeteria. While the Senshi’s gapped wondering what was going on the DD Girls attacked.
It was complete pandemonium. It could hardly be called a "fight", really—everyone was simply trying to dodge their way to some measure of cover, while simultaneously attacking their enemies as best they could. Violent, raging bedlam was unleashed across the cafeteria. The allied Senshi and youma still had the numbers advantage, and were able to put more firepower into the air. Their foes fell back under the assault... but the balance had shifted now. The Dark Lords' retreat was no longer the desperate flight it had been, but rather an unhurried regrouping. The fighters were pulling together, even as they moved to a more secure position. Slowly they made their way to the hole Akane, Shampoo and Ukyo had created.
The DD Girls tried to stop them only to be stopped by Mars who recognized Shampoo and figured that she was being controlled. The DD Girls used this as an excuse to cancel their alliance. The Senshi were rescued by Ranma choosing that moment to attack. As Ranma fought off the four DD Girls, Ryouga rejoining the fray too, with Shampoo and Akane, and Ukyo not far behind. With no other choice the leader of the DD Girls agreed not to hurt Shampoo.
Before Mars could attack Akane was thrown at her by Ukyo. She grabbed her the wrists in mid-flight, and wrenched her hands apart, and she crashed straight into the Senshi in a shoulder tackle. The two of them went sprawling, rolling over one another, with Akane ending up on top. While Mars proved stronger then she looked Akane has more experience with leverage so quickly gained the upper hand. With great effort Mars was able to put her wrist together and fire a blast. Akane, however, had jumped clear in time, scrambling backward allowing Sailor Mars to jump to her feet and fire a more concentrated blast. No other recourse Akane hurled herself through one of the windows and into an adjacent classroom.
Mars ran after only to find Ukyo instead. Ukyo had a far easier time against Mars as her spatula made her immune to her attacks. She hounded the Senshi without pause, her spatula sweeping away what few blasts Sailor Mars managed to snap off. Sailor Mars fought desperately, but proved to be no match and was chocked out once Ukyo got a hold of her.
In Chapter 22: Final Stand, Mercury and Mars was shaken awake by a frantic Sailor Moon. Before they could ask what happened she launched into a rapid-fire stream explaining that they needed to leave. The three then searched for Tuxedo Mask finding him hogtied with strips of his own cap. Sailor Moon wailed, as she ran to him and began to untie his bonds. The blonde Senshi started to try and shake him awake, as she had done for Sailor Mercury, but the Senshi of water cut the attempt short by simply splashing him with a focused version of her Shabon Spray, the ice-cold water doing the job much faster. Then all of them raced for the exit, praying that they would escape in time.
They were able to make it out of the school in time and eventually were able to collect themselves, and set about taking stock of the situation. After Tuxedo Mask left Moon explained to the others how she defeated the Dark Lord. Luna finally got the chance to tell them that Ryoga was the one preventing her from getting to Moon. However seeing him bweeing softly in his sleep the Senshi came to the conclusion that he must have been controlled like Shampoo. Despite the fact they were limping, staggering, and leaning on one another for support the Senshi tensed, preparing for battle, when Jadeite and the DD Girls showed up. However he just asked if the Dark Lords had been dealt with. They were both relieved and humiliated when Sailor Moon recounted how she took them on and defeated them by herself. Just before they returned to the Dark Kingdom Mercury sensed the presence of Brenda. Figuring that since she was originally a Dark Kingdom youma breaking the bowl had no effect on her the Senshi gave chase while Jadeite and the DD Girls watched in satisfaction of the traitor getting her just deserts.
Following Brenda’s signal they were surprised when it suddenly blinked out of existence. They went to where it last was only to find Cologne and a wet silver haired girl. Mars was the first to speak asking Cologne what had happened. She informed the Senshi that she had killed the youma. Sailor Moon was naturally impressed by this. At this point Cologne asked why they were fighting the Dark Kingdom. Luna tried to stop Sailor Moon from answering, but she just complained that Cologne might know something about the princess. Upon hearing her name Cologne instantly knew who Sailor Moon was. With a new sense of purpose now that she knew all was not lost, Cologne began laughing. When a worried Sailor Moon asked her why she told her she was laughing at an old fool. With that she grabbed Brenda and before she left she told the Senshi she was sure they would have no problem finding their princess.
In Chapter 23: Wrapping Up, Worried about Gosunkugi after seeing him run out of the school the Senshi decided to check up on him. He explained that he snuck into the school when he heard that Ranma had taken it over causing Mercury to call him out for doing something so dangerous. Just as he was about to tell them about Brenda Luna told him about how he had run into Jadeite. Realizing that Jadeite was one of the general he asked if he had been hurt. Luna affirmed but told him that since Ranma had been destroyed there was no reason for Jadeite to come back to Nerima. Gosunkugi opted not to tell the Senshi about Brenda and just congratulated them on a job well done.
Afterwards Usagi decided to go to Ucchan’s both to check up on Ukyo and to get more of her okonomiyaki. By the time they got there Usagi was almost drooling with anticipation. Even Ami had to admit that she was feeling quite puckish after all the walking around they had been doing, and she was looking forward to sampling the restaurant's wares herself. Ukyo instantly recognized Usagi and greeted her by the aliases she gave. After the three took a seat she made her way to the grill and told them that Ranma hadn’t been seen for a few days as well as the fact that she felt like she was thinking more clearly. Upon receiving their food the girls began to devour it in earnest, while Ukyo looked on with a satisfied smile.
Rei is the last senshi to be killed by the DD Girls, but along with the rest, she comes back to life.
In Chapter 1: Before the Storm, Monsters attacked without warning, and the entire situation quickly became a nightmare as they targeted a busy thoroughfare. Fortunately the Sailor Senshi had been close by, but they were struggling to hold their own. The things were fast, and there were still too many civilians nearby—hiding or cowering or injured—for them to risk using their most wide-scale destructive attacks. Despite this their experience allowed them to eventually gain the upper hand. Sensing that things were going badly for them the monster attacking Sailor Moon switch tactics and joined its fellow by rushing at Tuxedo Kamen from behind. Before it could slice the masked man's unprotected back he was rescued by Chibi-Usa.
Sadly the split-second of distraction caused by her and Pluto’s sudden appearance, the surviving two monsters made their move. One threw itself at Sailor Moon, its four blades slashing in from every direction. The startled girl tried to leap away, but didn't quite make it, and two of the blades ripped bloody gashes in the forearm she had thrown up as an instinctual defense. She tumbled away, clutching at her arm... which left an opening for the monsters to escape. Pluto tried to chase after them while the others checked on Moon, but wasn’t fast enough. Sailor Moon assured everyone that she was fine as it was only a small cut.
After Mask healed her they began wondering who this knew enemy was. However with no knowledge to go on all they could was wait for their return. But as week after week went by, they saw no further sign of their strange, grey-skinned opponents. They remained vigilant, but there were no attacks, no hints, no clues, nothing to go on. At length, they began to wonder if the creatures had been related to any larger threat at all. At the same time, they were preparing for the unexpected event of Chibi-Usa's birthday party—coinciding with the much more expected event of Usagi's own birthday party, since both mother and daughter shared the same birthdate of June 30th. The preparations were a whirl of confusion and chaos as more friends, family and other Sailor Senshi were pulled in. Soon the event had begun to snowball beyond any of their expectations, taking on a life of its own.
The number of attendees kept growing and growing and growing, as the two girls ended up inviting more and more people that they hadn't seen in a while. Overall, the atmosphere of the Tsukino household and those associated with it was a joyous—if slightly frazzled—excitement. The only one who found it hard to partake of the feeling was Sailor Pluto. Even on the visits she made in her civilian guise of Meiou Setsuna, she found it impossible to shake the foreboding that had taken hold of her.
In Chapter 3: Heard in Secret, The Senshi were just finishing up the party invitations when they were interrupted by Pluto. Rei, Ami and Usagi quickly put two and two together when she explained Haruka and Michiru’s encounter with a Dark Kingdom youma, and realized that the Dark Lords were back. Realizing the others had no idea what they were talking about the told them about the Dark Lords of Nerima. Setsuna wanted to go into further detail on the Dark Lords so Usagi decided to go get Luna. As she was leaving she suddenly stumbled while holding her chest in pain. Assuring the others she was just short of breath, she darted off on her self-appointed mission, leaving the other Senshi with yet one more troubled thought weighing on her mind.
In Chapter 4: Failure to Communicate, Luna explained to the assembled Inner Senshi, Artemis, Chibi-Usa and Mamoru what she had heard from ease dropping on Ranma and Akane’s conversation. Not feeling right about just attacking them outright despite what they’d learned they decided to try and reason with the Dark Lords. They were interrupted by fireworks going off and realized that it was the Dark Lords trying to get their attention.
Though they were surprised when they only found Ranma they were quick to call him out when tried to tell them that he wasn’t there to fight. Seeing this Ranma started to explain what was going on only for Luna to come out and tell him that she knew he was trying to trick them. Ranma’s nervousness at seeing her and Artemis presence made the Senshi even more suspicious. However as they didn’t want to put Kasumi in danger they refused to tell him how they knew he was lying. As Mercury tried urge Ranma to see reason he pulled out Ukyo’s flour bomb to escape. Mask mistook this as an attack and attempted to stop him only to be intercepted by Konatsu. Taking that as proof that Ranma was planning on a sneak attack the Senshi attacked. With the cats no longer visible Ranma was able to stop Moon before she could attack Konatsu focusing the Senshi’s attention back on him. Ranma was simply to fast for them and would always be gone before their attack could hit. Realizing this Mercury had them use wide area attacks. By that point Konatsu defeated Tuxedo Kamen so as the Senshi rushed to his aid the two made their escape.
Luckily it was mostly Kaman’s pride that was hurt. However as they were checking up on him and figuring out what to do next they were attacked by Kodachi with paralysis powder. Jupiter saw the attack coming and shoved Moon and Mask out of the way before it could hit. Seeing the crazed look in Kodachi’s eyes Moon stopped Mask from hurting her when he gained the upper hand. Believing that she was being manipulated by Ranma she attempted to use the Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss on her. Since Kodachi wasn’t as strong as Ranma Mask was able to keep her distracted while Sailor Moon prepared. Seeing Moon level her scepter at her Kodachi rushed to stop her. Tuxedo Kamen tried to stop her only to be tricked and knocked out. Sailor Moon couldn’t stop her attack so just had to withstand Kodachi’s blows. Ranma threw himself in front Kodachi in a futile gesture of defense. Much to his surprise they were both unharmed however her attack did finally unleash the memories she refused to acknowledge. With a sob, the gymnast turned and ran for all she was worth leaving Ranma to just stare in bewilderment, and the Senshi with another confirmation that he was evil.
With no other options Ranma just went with it. Telling the Senshi that it was all a trick and challenged them to a fight against the rest of the Dark Lords the next day, if they won it would prove they weren’t evil as they would the Senshi alive. As the Senshi were still recovering from the effects of Kodachi’s paralysis powder they could only watch as he left. Moon instantly knew that she had been manipulated as Ranma knew she wouldn’t shoot him in the back. Despite that she still wanted to believe him. there first duty was to find Kodachi before Ranma could recapture her.
In Chapter 6: Best Laid Plans, The Senshi, Tuxedo Kamen, Luna and Artemis made their way toward the appointed place for the showdown, as they went over the plan on how to deal with Ranma’s slaves. When they arrived Mercury became suspicious when she only sensed 5 people given what happened last time. Before they could react Konatsu appeared and scooped up Luna and Artemis and placed them into a crate where they’d be out of the way. The fight was a complete free for all while the Senshi except for Sailor Moon were fighting defensively because of the huge number of combatants no one was able to fully exploit an opening when they gained an upper hand. Realizing this Ranma decided to focus on Mercury so she couldn’t activate anyone’s Jusenkyo curse. With her and the rest of the Senshi busy Akane was able focus on Sailor Moon.
Sailor Pluto who had been secretly watching the fight realized that Akane wasn’t brainwashed. So right before Akane was going to finish off Sailor Moon she came out of concealment and launched a Dead Scream at her. Akane was only saved by the intervention of Shampoo who stepped in front of the attack. This caused an enraged Ranma to plow into Pluto sending the Senshi flying in an end-over-end tangle of limbs. The pounding was finally ended when Moon transformed into Princess Serenity the sheer power of which drove Ranma to his knees. Serenity demanded that Ranma explain himself.
With Shampoo hurt Ranma decided that it was best to give up. Sadly Zhang had been watching the fight and chose the moment Serenity accepted Ranma’s surrender to test Unit-Zero. Serenity suddenly started screaming in pain and transformed back into Usagi. As she lay jerking and spasming in a fetal ball on the ground. The other Senshi thinking that the Dark Lords had something to do with it attacked Ranma in a blind rage. After Ranma escaped they rushed back to check on Usagi. The pain eventually caused her to pass out. The rest of the Senshi along with Luna and Artemis clustered around her as she was held in Tuxedo Kamen’s arms while he tried to use his healing power, which had no affect. Realizing the dangers of where they were they decided to take her back home. Mars’ only thought was making Ranma pay for what he had done to Usagi.
In Chapter 7: Among the Enemy, A brittle, strained silence filled Usagi's bedroom, as Mask, Chibi-Usa, and the rest of the Senshi, both Inner and Outer, were packed into the room, all of them anxious over what had happened to her. Setsuna recognized it as the first symptoms of The Great Freeze leading them to believe that Ranma must have had something to do with it. Hotaru told them about the demons who attacked her and Ryoga. Hearing that Ryoga saved Hotaru Usagi tried to argue with an uncaring Haruka that changed thing, but it proved to taking for her. Since the Dark Lords knew who they were the Outers decided to stay at a Hotel until things were settled. Though Hotaru opted to stay a little longer. To everyone's great relief, Usagi started to show signs of recovery as the afternoon wore into evening which helped to lighten the mood of the other Senshi tremendously. Hotaru stayed as long as she could, doing her best to support Usagi and Chibi-Usa, but eventually had to leave.
When Minako asked Usagi what she wanted to eat without hesitation she asked for Curry. As Minako left to go give the request to Usagi’s mother Artemis went with her. Moments later upon hearing a commotion in Usagi’s parent’s bedroom Mamoru, Ami, Rei and Makoto ran into the room, to find Artemis trying to wake an unconscious Hotaru. Artemis explained that he caught Ryoga sneaking her in sending looks of shock across everyone’s faces. After coming to Hotaru explained to the others what happened leading to varying degrees of concern and utter puzzlement from them. However Rei had the most extreme reaction. The revelation that the Dark Lords knew Usagi true identity and where she lived sent her into a panic. The others were able to calm her down a little by pointing out that none of Ryoga’s actions so far showed that he wanted to hurt them. Chibi-Usa theorized that like with Prince Diamond and Usagi aswell as Naru and Nephrite Ryoga had fallen in love with Hotaru. Never thinking of herself as someone who engenders much romantic attention Hotaru was at a complete loss for words.
Usagi's recovery had continued, but she was still weak, and with the added worry of her secret identity being known, the other Inner Senshi had determined to guard her through the night. During which Chibi-Usa continued her defense of Ryouga's infatuation with Sailor Saturn. Sadly all this talk of love between enemies reminded Ami of Urawa Ryo and how she blamed herself for his death.
In Chapter 8: Foes in Need, while Usagi had been rapidly recovering the Inner Senshi were unwilling to leave her undefended, especially now that they learned that her identity was known. The group was surprised when Hotaru called and specifically asked for Ami. Ryoga had come with her and the Outers after telling her that Tanizaki Heavy Industries was who actually attacked them. However since he was in his piglet form Ami was going over to help figure out away to change him back. Chibi-Usa suggested that they bring him there but Rei vehemently refused. Usagi wanted to believe him which nearly started an argument between the two until Ami interjected.
In Chapter 9: Worth Fighting For, Ami returned with an injured Haruka and after calming everyone down and getting Mamoru to heal her. They explained that Hotaru had been kidnapped by someone who was using her father as leverage. Haruka tried to calm them down by explaining that Setsuna and Michiru went to investigate Tanizaki Heavy Industries and told them to just focus on protecting Usagi. However Usagi wouldn’t have it she told everyone to go and protect their families. Rei tried to protest only to be torn between her worry over Sailor Moon and her family. Mamoru and Makoto were able to help since as orphan’s they didn’t have family to protect. While she wasn’t happy about it Haruka didn’t argue and went to go join back up with Michiru and Setsuna.
In Chapter 10: Ties That Bind, When Usagi called her to tell her that their families were in danger Rei brought her grandfather and Yuichiro to her house. Multiple overlapping conversations filled the Tsukino home, as the multiple different families packed into the small space tried to come to grips with what they had each learned about their daughters. Now that Ikuko had calmed down a little Mars and Luna talked to her to help her over her worry Chibi-Usa was with them as well, watching intently but not participating in the conversation.
Jupiter was keeping watch so saw Naru as she and her mother were running to her house. Undoing her transformation Usagi ran out to greet her and instantly knew what happened when Naru told her that a man broke into her house and attacked her. However her heart leapted with hope when she explained how she got away. Usagi explained to the others that Ranma was fighting his possessions. Telling Naru and her mother to stay there and Chibi-Usa to stay as look out the rest went to deal with Ekim-Rannma. However as she was an agonizing pain similar to the one she felt at the warehouse causing her transformation to falter and her to tumbled toward the street below. When they arrived Naru’s jewelry store and the apartments above it. Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mercury and Luna went in to investigate, while Sailor Jupiter, Tuxedo Kamen and the weakened Sailor Moon laid in wait outside.
Upon entering the building they were quickly surrounded by a horde of hideous creatures. The three were forced to unleash a near constant stream of attacks to keep from being overwhelmed. As the horde started to spill out side the relentless assault lessened allowing them to go on the offensive and push the monsters back. They eventually found the source of the monsters a demonic portal, when Mercury attempted to close it she was stopped by a vial demonic entity. As the three tried to figure out what to do next one of the creatures got lucky and hit Mars in the chest with a violent explosion that hurled them all away. Forced to fall back before being overwhelmed again Mercury dragged Mars away as Venus contacted Artemis so she could get ahold of Chibi-Usa and have her contact Helios.
When Endymon arrived he poured all of his energy into closing the portal while Venus, Mars, Mercury, and Jupiter defended him from the creatures. The five of them flung themselves out of the window as the portal closed with a huge explosion. While the strain of what he had done sent Endymon into unconsciousness the others threw themselves into the battle outside. Ranma’s allies were there as well, as they were finishing off the rest of the horde they saw the light from the Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss. Racing towards it they found an exhausted Sailor Moon and Ranma lying on the ground. A nearly half-dead Endymion went to check on Moon with the help of Konetsu while Mercury studied Ranma-chan as she realized she knew her from somewhere. She nearly passed out upon realizing that she was the girl from Tofu’s clinic. By this point the Inner’s arrived along with Ryoga and Souichi Tomoe.
In Chapter 11: Clearing the Air: After coming to terms with the fact that Ranma was the girl was at Tofu’s Clinic Sailor Mercury asked her why, only to become annoyed when Ranma jokingly kept giving vague answers. Saturn who was healing everyone explained what Ryoga told the outer Senshi. Moon was about to apologize for the misunderstanding when Mar’s remembered the ritual. Luna made her presence known when Ranma didn’t know what Mars was talking about telling him that she heard him and Akane talking about a ritual. Unfortunately this caused his cat fear kicks in and he scrambles up the tallest thing in the area, which happens to be Pluto herself. She tries to keep her dignity while balancing a terrified martial artist on her head.
Realizing that was why Kasumi hid Kuno they took her out of his sight and Ranma was forced to explain to a growingly suspicious Ukyo and Shampoo that he and Akane were getting married. After watching the ensuring fight and Ranma go into Neko-Ken when a cursed Shampoo fell on him Mercury stopped trying to figure out what was going on.
When Ranma suggested that everyone stay at the Tendo Dojo as they would be safer from Tanizaki together Sailor Pluto was against it. While she found his and Ryoga’s explanation to be consistent they not only still an unknown but utterly chaotic. However she was vetoed by Sailor Moon and it was clear the princess had already made up her mind. The trip back to the Tendo dojo via the Tsukino residence was largely uneventful. They packed the Senshi's families into the cars belonging to Mr. Aino, Mr. Tsukino, and Sailor Uranus, while the Senshi and the martial artists escorted them from the rooftops on either side. Everyone was tense, on the lookout for another attack, but none came.
Sailor Moon made a special side trip along with Sailor Neptune, using her Deep Aqua Mirror to track down Naru's mother and bring her along with her daughter as well. Eventually they all arrived at the dojo, and hustled the civilians inside where they were greeted by the fathers and Kasumi. What followed was a haphazard flurry of activity as they all tried to bring some order to the chaos, working out who would sleep where, who would take what watch, and so forth. The Tendo compound was much larger than the Tsukino residence, but with all the extra people things were packed nonetheless. Still, despite the turmoil and uncertainty, everyone was also exhausted, and before long most of them had found a place to grab some much-needed sleep. Bit by bit the Tendo home quieted, until it was largely still.
Ranma and Ryoga sat on the roof along with Usagi, Ami and Rei. Despite Ranma and Ryoga brushing it off the three had come to apologize. Ryoga became upset upon learning that Brenda was still in the Dark Kingdom, but backed down when Ranma explained that there was nothing he could do as he and Mousse where outside the portal when she made her decision. Ami reminded the two of their presence and realizing they had no idea what was going on Ranma explained how Tanizaki reopened one of the portals to the Dark Kingdom and has been experimenting on the youma. For a moment Ranma wondered if admitting that they'd been trying to free an army of the girls' oldest enemies had been the best idea. But it quickly became clear that Usagi was horrified by Tanizaki’s actions.
In Chapter 12: On the Offensive, When they arrived Saturn made straight for Ryo. However while he was healed physically he still lost a lot of blood and was left in a coma. The Senshi set up a makeshift field hospital where Sailor Saturn, Mars, Beneda, Boxy, Yumemi and a few other monsters tended to the monster types that had been injured in the fighting as well as the daimons whose condition had progressed to far to move around. Doctor Mizuno was looking through Doctor Metzger's documents trying to find a cure for the daimons condition, but was unable to come up with anything. Since he was the one who developed the original formula for the daimon eggs Professor Tomoe decided to ask Lunato restore his memories of the time he was possessed by Germatoid so that he could help. After assuring Hotaru that he would be fine Professor Tomoe determined that the daimon were experiencing something similar to scurvy. Asking for a blackboard and a place to think he began figuring out a way to artificial replacement Pharaoh 90’s power.
In Chapter 13: All Fall Down, The Nerima martial artists and the Senshi were into the conference room to discuss what to do about Tanizaki Kazuo. Pluto and Mercury had come up with four objectives they needed to fulfill. Neutralize Tanizaki as a threat; deal with Ekim, freeing any monsters that were being held captive in his skyscraper, and finally information. Konatsu quickly volunteered with dealing with Ekim as well as to help Ami get to Tanizaki’s computers. The colorful group of thirteen young men and women walked into Tanizaki's headquarters. The guards were quickly taken out by Konatsu as Sailor Moon turned to the other people in the lobby, receptionists, businessmen, office workers to warn them to leave as they deal with Tanizaki. Mousse sensed Zhang’s presence so stayed behind as Ranma pride open the elevator allowing everyone to leap into the shaft, rebounding from wall to wall. Sailor Moon was clearly upset about this but seeing there was no use in arguing Ranma convinced her to keep going. As he left Ranma gave a quiet plea that his friend could face down the demons that had been hounding him for so long, and overcome them. Sailor Mars sense for magic and evil energy guided her and Konatsu to Ekim’s lair. Once they found the right floor he had her stay back as he went to deal with the demon sorcerer.
When Mars heard the blood curdling screams she raced towards Konatsu’s location arriving just into to save him from being killed by Ekim. Despite the two of them working together Mars and Konatsu still proved to be no match for the empowered Ekim. Not even her strongest attack had any effect on him. In the end Konatsu told Sailor Mars to go destroy the source of Ekim’s power lying that he could handle him on his own. Mars raced through Ekim’s lair eventually coming to his source of power. Upon discovering that he was using children as human sacrifices something in Rei broke. connecting greater then she ever did before she returns in a fury to where he is fighting Konatsu and calls down an extremely powerful fire attack. The power she touched took a great deal out of her so before she passed out she made sure to tell Konetsu to rescue the children.
In Chapter 14: In the Balance, as Mercury looked over Usagi’s vitals Chibi-moon linked her life force with her while the Senshi and Ranma were scattered around the room. Hearing that she had a week or two at most to live Pluto was ready to track the clone down and kill her. Ranma and Chibi-moon argued that Unit Zero was just as much a victim, but there was nothing they could do as there was only one Star Seed between them. After Tanizaki’s press conference the Senshi gathered to discuss what to do now that they had to fight the JSDF. Taking Ranma’s words to heart Chibi-usa realized that Tanizaki was just using them as weapon and came up with a way to show them the truth.
In Chapter 15: Dreams for Tomorrow, Chibiusa’s plan was to have Helios bring as many people from across the nation who would listen which turned out to be more than half of Japan to the dreamscape. So the Senshi could explain what really happened at Tanizaki Heavy Industries. The martial artists except for Ranma who wanted to how it went down stayed awake to guard the real world in case Tanizaki tried to attack while they were pulling this off. Melinoe could sense the effects of the Nekoken within Ranma and started messing with him until her brother stopped her.
Once everyone was gathered Ranma and Sailor Pluto looked over the assembled throng, watching faces that were increasingly alight with excitement as Sailor Chibi-moon, Mercury and Tuxedo Kamen explained all that Tanizaki was doing. Even Ranma was impressed by Kamen’s way with words. After he was finished a tense, expectant silence filled the air for a heartbeat, before the crowded began cheering. From their they began discussing what they could do to help such as staging protest against the government.
When Ryo woke up he called everyone to the conference room to describe the future he had seen. Sailor Pluto began to panic when Ranma realized that he was talking about the 'Wyrmspawn' as she had seen the aftermath of its last rampage. However Ranma knew how Tanizaki was able to contain it allowing them to come up with a plan. Mercury worked on creating an isolation chamber while the Sailor Senshi and martial artists went about evacuating the neighborhood.
In Chapter 16: Men and Monsters, the Sailor Senshi and martial artists, along with quite a few of the more powerful monsters gathered around a sensory deprivation chamber and they’d set up to lure the Wyrmspawn into and trap. All other injured and non-combatants had been moved through the portal, to keep them safe from the coming battle, and with the help of their allies in the police and JSDF they’d evacuated as much of the surrounding city as possible. Pluto who had seen the carnage the creature could unleash stressed to the group of the seriousness of their situation.
The Sailor Senshi stationed all around their defensive line let loose the full extent of their powers, without any concern for collateral damage as the vast Synth forces swarmed toward them. Like Ryoga Ranma was everyone about Tanizaki’s weapon Luckily Saturn was ready this time. Thus they entered a stalemate Tanizaki's weapon continued to pound against Sailor Saturn's magical barrier. While it didn’t do any direct damage to them, but it was causing Sailor Saturn to spend more time watching the skies for the next attack, and less on fighting the Synths herself. Who continued to press their attack, heedless of the horrific losses they were taking. Any survivors that made it through the killing field of Senshi magic were quickly dispatched by the martial artists. Through it all Ranma tried to figure out a way to deal with the weapon.
Though the Synth offensive showed no sign of weakening, and the number of wounded kept growing. Ranma, Konatsu, Kodachi, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mercury, along with several of the monsters fighting alongside them, While the ones still fighting were weary from the constant battle. Tuxedo Kamen focused on the most grievously injured which left Beneda to treat those who were in slightly better shape. The first of the Wyrmspawn's blasts had thrown the defenders into disarray, hammering down on them from above, worsening the injuries of the wounded they were protecting and smashing their defensive formation. It had also hurt the Synths attacking them, of course, but in what had already been a battle of attrition, the damage had put the defenders even closer to defeat. The second blast had turned the tide in the exact opposite direction. In the space of a moment, almost the entirety of the enemy force had been wiped out, leaving nothing behind but a sprawling, desolate wasteland. As they forced themselves back top their feet covered in a mess of soot and sweat and blood and Synth fluids. Shampoo was the first to speak urging them to fight on as the last battered remnants of the enemy force made their final charge.
In Chapter 17: Before the Dawn, Ryoga took the place of Ranma as he and the Senshi spent hours sitting in the war room of Beryl's palace, trying to come up with a way to attack Tanizaki without risk of him carrying out his threat. Since planning wasn't his strength to begin with all he could do was worry about the pigtailed fighter as people much smarter than him discuss all the different ways it couldn't be done. They were just about to give up and try again the next day when Ranma arrived. Despite how quickly Ranma got down to business, most of the Inner Senshi looked like they were still worried about him, and wanted to offer any consolation or condolences they could. Ryoga knowing that wasn't what his rival wanted or needed right now asked Ranma what he figured out before they could. Ranma pointed out that the time table that Tanizaki gave them didn’t make any sense. He needed time to work on his real plan and was stalling. That still left them the fact that he was still holding the city hostage and no way to deal with Unit Zero.
When Naru burst in telling that Usagi woke up it was like an electric current ran through the room as everyone felt a surge of excitement run through them, as though something fundamental had just shifted. As Ranma started recalculating his previous plans and tactics the Inner Senshi all left in a rush to Usagi's bedside. Ranma figured that Usagi could take Unit Zero out of commission like she did to her by pulling on the Silver Crystal. Usagi agreed, but asked to speak to Minako and Ranma alone.
In Chapter 18: The Final Gambit, the Nerima Wrecking Crew, the Sailor Senshi along with five lemures, three daimons, a single droid and three youma gathered around Tuxedo Kamen who was carrying Sailor Moon on his back before racing to Tanizaki Heavy Industries. As the attack group ran through the city streets Mars felt the Nameless One begin his ritual causing her to stumble. As she started to panic upon realizing what it was Konatsu who had been with her when she had fought Ekim just asked her where he was. When he returned he had with him the little girl the Nameless One had attempted to sacrifice. Unfortunately taking away its sacrifice forced it to use Ekim himself instead, deciding that if it couldn't get free to consume everything, then at least it would destroy the world instead. The group scattered in different directions everyone running headlong with all the speed they possessed as huge tentacles crashed down from a portal in the sky. After Sailor Chibi-moon summoned the Golden Crystal the Inner Senshi gathered behind her to lend her their power.
When Melinoe arrived the Senshi were pouring all their power into the Golden Crystal so couldn't interrupt what they were doing, though Sailor Pluto did look over at her. Helios also gave her a terrified, stricken look, but she was only there to see Sailor Chibi-moon who stunned her by asking what took her so long to get there. After getting over her shock she claimed that she was helping the Senshi fight of the Nameless One because letting the abomination wiping out all life would mean no more humans to torment with nightmares. A flabbergasted Helios lent his power as well and for the first time in untold millennia, the siblings combined their power. When Helios then reached out to all the humans across the world to asked them for their aid as well. Melinoe thought back to Chibi-moon’s claim that she also had a role in humanity’s dreams and decided to put it to the test by calling on all those who had lost hope.
The power of seven planetary avatars, two eldritch beings, the beautiful dreams and the terrifying dreams of all humanity all focused in on the legendary Golden Crystal, clasped in the hands of the youngest Princess Serenity, inheritor to the legacies of both the Moon Kingdom and the Earth Kingdom. She accepted it all. The beautiful aspirations and the painful doubts. The hopes for tomorrow and the fears for that same tomorrow. She took in every last bit of it, then with a wordless cry, she released the magic scouring the entirety of the Nameless One's prison dimension with holy magic, space and time itself set ablaze by the forces at play. Only the tiniest, most minuscule fraction of the attack's power escaped back through the destabilizing portal, but even that was an immense paroxysm of golden flame that lit up the night sky. Afterwards the Senshi all crumpled while Melinoe and Helios no longer having the strength to maintain their presence in the physical world returned to Elysion. Melinoe’s last thought before she faded was to admit how extraordinary Sailor Chibi-moon was.