Nehelenia's Second Chance Picture

This is based off of the end of the Nehelenia Arch of the anime of Sailor Moon, where the once evil Queen Nehelenia, through the combined power of the Senshi and the Silver Crystal was given a second chance at growing-up and knowing what it could be like to have friends. We only got a brief glimpse of that new beginning, but in it we saw a very young queen awaken from what she presumed to have been a dream, with all her courtiers watching her. One of them suggested she might want to go to bed, and she agrees, heading off to do so, but pauses and asks if someone could sing her a lullaby. We don't know which courtier answers her, but a female does and the young queen smiles.

Other things that we know about her kingdom from the anime is that it was located on an asteroid, and it existed around the same time as the Silver Millennium. (I'm intentionally not using the backstory from the Manga because it had an entirely different take on Nehelenia, her kingdom, and the outcome of her conflict with the Senshi.) I've looked up information on the asteroids in our solar system, and the four largest are Vesta, Ceres, Pallas and Hygiea. Since the first 3 are already claimed as names for the Asteroid Senshi/Amazoness Quartet, I decided for my story to have her kingdom be on the 4th largest, Hygiea. (Which, appropriately enough, is on the further edge of the Asteroid Belt, and is one of the darkest asteroids in our system.)

My idea picks up after that point where she (hopefully) set out to have a better and happier life. I picture the young queen oftentimes having glimpses in her dreams of the things that had happened before, but specifically the strong friendship between the Senshi, not to mention the Senshi themselves and their abilities. I was also looking closely at the one scene we saw of her throne room, and in it, near the throne are two small girls standing next to, presumably, their mothers. i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/A… My thoughts were that these two girls probably started out as ladies-in-waiting to the queen, but become close companions with her (perhaps one of them was the one who sang a lullaby for her that evening), and when they all get a bit older some danger comes to Hygiea, and the queen's power manifests itself into Henshin items for herself and her two best friends, and they become Sailor Senshi.

I based Nehelenia's uniform somewhat off of her green dress she's always seen in, and looked up Princess Kakyuu's princess dress as well as her Senshi uniform to see what ways her uniform was derived from her dress. I also decided that since when she was younger she always had her hair in two ponytails, with none of it being loose, I'd have her Senshi form be more like that, as it would make it easier to be physically active than if she had ALL THAT HAIR which she was otherwise shown with. The other minor details I pretty much came up with as I went, going with whatever helped to make the outfit work as a whole.

As for her friends, I based the their uniforms in style somewhat off of Nehelenia's and for their colors I went with the colors of the dresses they were shown in. The one in green seemed to have dark auburn hair, but I couldn't really tell for sure what hair color the one in pink had, since her cap covers so much of her head, so I shrugged and went with a medium, strawberry blond. For their Senshi names, I did some more research, and the asteroid Hygiea, like many other large asteroids has a "family" of smaller ones orbiting it. The two largest of these are called Badenia and Friederike, so I thought I would go with those as their Senshi names, with the green one being Sailor Badenia and the pink one being Sailor Friederike. (It was either that, or go with the Greek mythology angle, and name them for two of Hygiea's sisters. Here's a little info on them I got from Wikipedia: "Hygieia and her four sisters each performed a facet of Apollo's art: Hygieia ("Hygiene" the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Panacea (the goddess of Universal remedy), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), and Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment)." In this case though, I'm not sure I want to rely on the Mythology context too much, because I'm not sure Nehelenia really fits too well as being the "Guardian of Hygine". *LOL*)

I haven't really decided what their civilian names are though, but if anyone is interested and has suggestions, please let me know! As far as personalities go, I was picturing the one in green being the smartest of the three, and their dedicated strategist. I think she's also a bit of an artist, though of what kind I'm not sure yet. The one in pink I picture as being the more outgoing of the three, and probably strongest physically. I also have no idea about what their Senshi abilities would be like, or Nehelenia's for that matter.

Any feedback or ideas are welcome.
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