A, Phage (Faji), appeared in almost every episode of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. They are monsters of week appearing only in the anime. After one of the Sailor Animamates unsuccessfully attempted to find a Star Seed that would stay lit, (as an unsuccessful star seed would turn black/dark after a few seconds, and a successful Star Seed would forever shine bright) a Phage would appear, whereas someone who had a successful Star Seed exposed (usually someone who is a Sailor Senshi or from the Moon Kingdom), they would just simply go unconscious until their Star Seed was stolen, in which they would simply die without transforming into a monster, in which their Star Seed would be reincarnated into another being. (Likewise, if a Phage is defeated without being healed, their Star Seed is forever lost. If a Phage is healed, their Star Seed would now become successful and shine forever.)
A Phage, is a very powerful monster that is formed due to someone having an unsuccessful Star Seed exposed. Most typically, but not necessarily always, a Phage is formed from an innocent human that had exceptional talent or abilities, as there is a misception that these are prime contenders for successful Star Seeds, and they were not involved with Shadow Galactica.
A Phage parodies a Sailor Senshi, with the unsuccessful Star Seeds holder's occupation or hobby being related to their name and attacks, and with that, is given the name "Sailor".
They are possibly used to punish those who search Star Seeds, as whenever one forms, the Sailor Animamates immediately leave. If a Phage is not dealt with, they become very powerful and could cause lots of damage. If a Phage is accidentally or purposefully killed without being healed, the victim will become deceased and their Star Seed will forever be lost. If a Phage is healed, they return to their human form, and they now will have a successful Star Seed that will shine forever.
"Phage" is pronounced "Faji" and is a parasitic virus in bacteria. It comes from a Greek word meaning "to eat."
List of Phages
- Sailor Buri
- Sailor Guts
- Sailor Gekisha
- Sailor Director
- Sailor Teacher
- Sailor Ojou
- Sailor Chef
- Sailor Conductor
- Sailor Cop
- Sailor Artist
- Sailor Sommelier
- Sailor Doctor
- Sailor Antique
- Sailor Leaguer
- Sailor Stewardess
Sailor Lead Crow and Sailor Tin Nyanko
- In the German dub, the Phages did not say anything when they were cured, instead just giving a wordless scream.
- Phages do not appear in the manga. Their the only Monsters of the Week to be added to a group that exists in the manga
- They are the second set of monsters to be formed directly from a human. Similar to season 1 where people were turned into monsters and healed by sailor moon.