The idea was to give each Shitennou his own distinguishable sword that still shared certain design aspects with its sister-blades.
Each Blade is of a different basic sword type:
- A Japanese katana for Kunzite
- A sharp, long, elegant rapier for Zoisite,
- A two-handed long-sword like blade for Nephrite,
- And a shorter scimitar or Dao-like weapon for Jedite.
I ALWAYS REALLY WANTED TO DO ONE OF THESE… so i did
and i’m triggered by how cute it turned out bECAUSE THEYRE DEAD
sighs anyway— screencap redraw of Kunzite and Zoisite from Sailor moon leave me alone to die
OH WOOPS I FORGOT THE SCREENCAP IS FROM HERE http://sailormoonscreencaps.tumblr.com/post/5730179374
Comic by Sailor Scribbles
In my head, the Shitennou are the first to call her Lady instead of Small Lady. Both out of respect and affection. Chibiusa is simultaneously flustered and charmed by this.
Even if they don’t revive, I’m sure they’re still looking out for the royal family in their own way.
Nephrite: Best/Worst babysitter of both lifetimes (she’s not supposed to be eating that ice cream… or be outside the palace). Most likely to sneak her treats before dinner. But oddly enough, those tend to be wrapped with Jupiter’s dainty bows…
Chibiusa has plenty of Sailor Senshi training, but Nephrite helps her prepare for situations in which she can’t transform or doesn’t have her attack item.
If the Shitennou revived in Crystal Tokyo, I’d like to think their first duty would be to look after Chibiusa while the senshi are busy with world affairs.
Kunzite: Overall schedule and itinerary
Jadeite: Lesson planner and tutor
Zoisite: Etiquette and protocol
Nephrite: Melee instructor and playmate
OK, let’s not be blinded by the fancy words. The girl is FIVE. Let’s rephrase this with a little reality check:
Kunzite: waking and bedtime, regular meals, gerenal strict looks
Jadeite: counting, fingerpaint, picture books, magical pranking
Zoisite: hair, nails, pretty dresses, wiping nose
Nephrite: getting mud all over themselves, having all the fun
I can imagine both the generals (especially Kunzite) and Endymion/Mamoru seeing the parallels and getting nostalgic about Nephrite being the caretaker who is always coming back with the young heir covered in mud and bruises but grinning like there’s no tomorrow. Although, while Mamoru is all “oh you” and “bring me along next time”, poor Kunzite will be “stop doing this”, “no majesty you cannot join them, it is unbecoming”, “I swear to Apollo, you are all going to give me a heart attack”, ll in the most loving frustrated caretaker way possible.
Ages ago I started a one-shot comic for a friend and, being that I am a lazy shit, never finished it. Found it again today and realised that it kind of worked with just the three pages, as a very long set-up to a mostly characterisation-driven punchline.
OMAIGAWSH. THE DESIGN.
I just wanna step into this picture with a cup of tea and say “Hey dudes, sup?”
and then they’ll say “Nothing much. Just chillin.”