- This page is for the twenty-third chapter of the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon manga series. For the twenty-third episode of the second anime series, please see Act 23 - Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman (episode).
“Act 23 - Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman”
|Act 23 暗躍—WISEMAN|
|Act 23 An'yaku WISEMAN|
Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman
All five Sailor Senshi go into the storm in the alternate dimension to search for Chibiusa and Tuxedo Mask. The Senshi come across Luna-P while travelling through the area. Meanwhile, Prince Demande and Saphir awaken beneath Nemesis, and are greeted by a mysterious woman who bares the Black Moon symbol on her forehead. She takes them to Wiseman's castle which lies deeper on Nemesis itself. There, Wiseman informs them that the new member is, in fact, an adult Chibiusa.
He hypnotizes them and concludes that the only ones who can use the Silver Crystal of the future, is Neo Queen Serenity herself.The former Chibiusa is tasked with capturing Neo Queen Serenity, Sailor Moon, and the other Silver Crystal and reveals that she has Tuxedo Mask under her control.
The Sailor Senshi have gone back to their time for rest but are called back to the future via Sailor Pluto's time key. Apparently another dark monolith has appeared and been embedded in the Earth. Former Chibiusa enters the palace and tries to awaken Serenity. When Sailor Moon arrives, she tries to steal the Silver Crystal, but is forced out of the palace by Serenity's power. Sailor Senshi follow after her and she proclaims herself as the Queen of Nemesis: Black Lady.
- This act included the first appearance of Black Lady and the first use of Beast Hand.
- In the original volume it was simply titled Maneuvers.