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Moon Palace, Moon Kingdom
Queen of the Moon Kingdom
Queen Serenity is slender with fair skin and bright silver eyes. She has long silvery-white hair done up in odangos. She wears a white dress with a bow on the top, adorned with a gold crescent brooch. She has a golden-colored crescent moon on her forehead, which is the mark of the Silver Millennium itself and the royal family's symbol.
BiographyIn the manga, when the Inner Senshi and Luna went to the Moon in Act 10, they went into the ruins of the palace, and there found the Holy Blade near the Crystal Tower, inside the Chamber of Prayer. When the sword was removed from the palace floor, the image of Queen Serenity appeared before them, saying that her essence resided in the computer databanks in the ruins of the Moon Kingdom, allowing her to speak with them. She told everyone that she was the one called Selene on Earth, goddess of the Moon, or former Queen of the Moon Kingdom, Serenity.
She told them all of the past, and how the people of the Moon had long lives, given to aid their mission to protect the Silver Crystal, while at the same time watching over Earth and guiding it on a good path. Queen Serenity told them of the machinations of a monster named Queen Metalia, which had led to the downfall of the Earth, and the deaths of Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity.
Serenity then told them that the dark power was reviving, because in her grief of losing her daughter, the seal she placed on Metalia was imperfect, meaning that Queen Metalia was still alive. She explained to Sailor Moon that she had to use the full power of the Silver Crystal to destroy the dark power; because the crystal would follow her heart, she must believe in faith, unity, and love. Before she ran out of power, Queen Serenity told Sailor Moon to remember to live as a young woman because that was why she was reborn on Earth, and asked the other Senshi to protect Sailor Moon and to bring honor to the kingdom. She wished them happiness and her image faded away. She also appeared briefly to give Usagi her new Crystal Star brooch after the defeat of Queen Metalla.
What was later shown in flashbacks is that Queen Serenity gave their castle to Sailor Uranus Neptune and Pluto when they were born. She also gave Pluto the job of being the guardian of time and to follow three rules she can't break, she couldn't travel in time, she couldn't leave the Space-Time Door and most important of all to not stop time otherwise it would cost Pluto her life.
Prior to the Moon Kingdom's destruction, Queen Serenity had encountered Queen Nehellenia during the celebration of Princess Serenity's birth. Queen Serenity sealed Nehellenia into a mirror but not before Nehellenia sent a curse that lead to the downfall of the Silver Millennium.
After Usagi saves the galaxy by resetting the Galaxy Cauldron and dispersing Chaos, Guardian Cosmos states that when Queen Serenity died, she returned to the Galaxy Cauldron.
Serenity's name is likely derived from the Greek Moon goddess Selene, who fell in love with the mortal man Endymion. In Sailor Moon, the original Greek myth is divided between Queen Serenity (the goddess) and Princess Serenity (who fell in love with Prince Endymion).
- In early concept art and in the manga Queen Serenity had wings like a fairy.
- In Act 15 of the manga (and the second anime adaptation of it), Luna stated that the Cutie Moon Rod once belonged to Queen Serenity.