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Moon Palace, Moon Kingdom
Queen of the Moon Kingdom
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.
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.
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.