Sailor Moon: Silver Crystal and Sword
The Silver Crystal of Sailor Moon is a very sought after object. It has great power, so no wonder why everyone wants it. It is said to be the most powerful object in the universe. The Silver Crystal focuses the energy of the user to perform many different feats. The user may be able to revive an entire planet, but it comes at a great price. The person can lose their life.
The Silver Crystal originally belonged to Sailor Moon’s mother, Queen Serenity. She used the crystal to not only protect the Moon Kingdom, but Earth as well. This was also the source of the long life span of the people of the moon.Queen Serenity used the crystal to seal away Queen Beryl after she destroyed the Moon Kingdom and killed Princess Serenity (Sailor Moon) and Prince Endymion (Tuxedo Mask). Queen Serenity also used the power to send her daughter and her protectors to be reborn in the future on Earth. She died shortly after doing this.
In the Manga, the Silver Crystal was the main desire of the Dark Kingdom and Tuxedo Mask at the beginning of the arc. The Dark Kingdom only wanted the power while Tuxedo Mask wanted to restore his lost memories. The Silver Crystal makes its first appearance in Act 9. Here Tuxedo Mask protects Sailor Moon from Kunzite. She remembers her past and Prince Endymion. When he dies in her arms, she suffers to much and as a tear flowed form her cheek it formed the Silver Crystal. Part of it went into Tuxedo Mask’s body and he was taken by Kunzite.
Sailor Moon kept the in the Crystal Star, her second transformation compact. She usually uses it to defeat each final villain. There are two primary uses for the crystal; a powerful attack adn to rejuvenate. When using the Moon Stick, the Silver Crystal creates more control and focus power. The true power of the crystal depends on the persons heart and the moon.
In the Anime the story is a little different. After the Moon Kingdom is destroyed, the Silver Crystal splits into seven ‘Rainbow Crystals.’ This is to seal the Seven Great Youma. In episode 34, the Silver Crystal makes its first appearance. Tuxedo Mask is again saving Sailor Moon, but from Zoisite. He is wounded badly and Sailor Moon cries again creating the Rainbow Crystals. They form the Silver Crystal and Princess Serenity is revealed. It is attached to the Moon Stick and Sailor Moon is able to fend off Kunzite’s attacks. In the future not only does the crystal create Crystal Tokyo, it also heals the Earth.
Sailor Moon keeps the Silver Crystal in her compacts. In the anime, the crystal has the ability to create a shield. Also attaching it to the Moon Stick it was able to heal people back to their normal states. It can also borrow power from the other Sailor Senshi’s to create more power for itself. In the anime it is more used and takes many shapes.
There is also another Silver Crystal. Since Sailor Chibi Moon is the daughter of Neo-Queen Serenity, she also possesses a crystal. In the anime, the crystal evolves into the Pink Moon Crystal and allows her to change into the Eternal form.
The Sword of the Mystical Silver Crystal was originally found on the moon by the Sailo Senshi. Sailor Venus was the one to free it from the ground. It originated from the Silver Millennium and was created to protect the princess. Princess Serenity used the sword to commit suicide after she found out Prince Endymion died. Sailor Venus then used the sword to kill Queen Beryl to avenge them.
Later on the sword is used again by Sailor Venus to kill Queen Beryl. A strange writing appeared on the sword telling how to seal Beryl away, only Sailor Venus could read the words. The sword is last seen when Sailor Venus uses it to call the power of the other Senshi’s to find Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. This only leaves them powerless and the plan failed.
In the musical, however, the sword is pulled out by Sailor Jupiter. It is pulled from a stone instead of the ground.