The Birth of Black Lady, The Queen of Darkness
|Ankoku no Joou Burakku Redi no Tanjou|
February 12, 1994
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
“Birth of the Wicked Lady”
December 16, 1998
"The Birth of Black Lady, The Queen of Darkness" is the 39th episode of Sailor Moon R and the 85th episode overall.
Wiseman is then seen with Chibiusa, who tells her that her parents didn't love her. He conjures up a memory where Chibiusa ran after a frog in the rain and fell over. Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion refused to help her up, leading Chibiusa to believe they didn't love her. She also remembers how nobody remembered her birthday.
Wiseman then uses these memories to brainwash Chibiusa into joining him. He uses his powers to age her and she becomes Black Lady. The two then leave and Wiseman introduces her to Prince Demande.
Saphir then appears and tells him that he shouldn't be trusting Wiseman. Demande then says that it's only because of Wiseman's knowledge of the Black Crystal that they are so close to conquering Earth. He then tells Saphir to keep an eye on the energy reactor for the Black Crystal.
Back at the Crystal Palace, Sailor Pluto tells the Senshi that Chibiusa's returned to the past and that she sense's that Chibiusa is no longer herself. The Senshi and Tuxedo Mask return to the past to look for her.
Meanwhile, Black Lady and Prince Demande appear in another part of Tokyo. They stake a shard of the Black Crystal in the ground and it creates a black aura in the sky.
The Sailor Senshi see the dark energy in the sky and hurry towards it but they're stopped by Black Lady. Luna P starts to beep and flies towards Black Lady. The Sailor Senshi notice how Black Lady hugs Luna P and realize that Black Lady is Chibiusa.
Black Lady then uses Luna P to attack the Sailor Senshi. Sailor Moon uses the Silver Crystal and almost attempts to heal Black Lady. Wiseman then appears and reminds her how nobody ever loved her.
Changes From the Manga
- In the manga, Black Lady didn't show fondness for Luna P. She treated it as a useless item.
- Chibiusa turned into Black Lady because she felt like she was useless and no longer needed.
- Chibiusa actually tripping and falling was cut from the English dub.
- Chibiusa crying after her parents didn't help her up is also cut in the English dub.
- Some scenes of Chibiusa's transformation into Black Lady were cut from the English dub.
- This was Sabrina Grdevich's last episode playing Sailor Pluto in the English dub.
- This was the last episode in which Pilar Coronado played Setsuna/Sailor Pluto in the Spanish dub.