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Because I was thinking about it after I answered a question [livejournal.com profile] beyondheroism__ asked me, here are some thoughts.


I'm not sure if I like the existence of Chibiusa or the fact that the main cast are personally aware of their future. Chibiusa as a character is okay, but really, I'd prefer knowing little to nothing about Mamoru and Usagi's future, and I didn't want them to know either.

I'm an older fan now, and to me it's difficult to explore possible fanon ships because Chibiusa is there and the future is there, and Mamoru and Usagi HAVE to be together to ensure both of those things are safe. For example, I really like Usagi/Seiya, Usagi/Rei and Mamoru/Setsuna, but it's impossible to explore those ships and make sense out of them when there's a future!child wandering around to remind Mamoru and Usagi that she'll be gone forever if they screw up.

Also, the indicated reason why they have to know their future sort-of bothers me. Yeah, they had to rescue from the future, but there was also these implications that they should remain together because of their possible future. Mamoru and Usagi should be together because they love each other as they always were, not because they're aware of their child/children's existence.

(Although I don't think I really like the fact that Chibiusa exists anymore, my heart still breaks when she disappears in Usagi's arms in the anime. It makes me cry, dammit.

I think all of this is also partly the reason why Disney's Meet The Robinsons kinda bugs me. It's cute, but I didn't want the kid to know his future! I don't want him to only be with his future wife because he has a son to worry about. It just ruins the point of life and its uncertainties, at least for me.)

So! Discuss, if you want, but there you go. That's how I feel.

Date: 2010-01-08 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asylumiss.livejournal.com
Bringing in time travel to any story creates some MASSIVE PARADOX and Sailor Moon's no different.

The real problem I have with them knowing their future is that the characters don't seem to too bothered that they know their fate's kinda set in stone, do any of them NOT like what they see?

Date: 2010-01-09 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samatethecookie.livejournal.com
Hahaha, so true. I guess I have a problem with time travel because personally I don't want to know anything about my future if it's set in stone somehow. idk, I just wouldn't want to know, and I'm always bummed when other characters are consciously aware of theirs. What if they change their minds and they want something different, but the guilt follows them because of their awareness?

The real problem I have with them knowing their future is that the characters don't seem to too bothered that they know their fate's kinda set in stone, do any of them NOT like what they see?

That's a good point, too. I especially hated that in the anime. The earth sleeps for hundreds of years, and then Usagi wakes up as Queen Serenity and wakes everyone up. I'd think the senshi and everyone else would have a difficult time adjusting to that drastic change. :/

And I always wondered if the characters, especially the senshi, did nothing but sit around in the palace and protect everyone. THEY HAD GOALS. Mercury wanted to be a doctor, Mars wanted to be EVERYTHING, Jupiter aspired to own a bakery, Venus wanted to get married, and the future ... didn't show any of that. They just sat around the palace protecting their queen and princess and everyone else. If they were fine with that, then that's fine, but it's a little odd that none of them expressed disappointment with their fate set in stone.
Edited Date: 2010-01-09 12:39 am (UTC)

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