Sailor Moon can be confusing, especially if you think about the characters as if they were real people. Why does Sailor Moon keep her precious gems embedded in a compact mirror? How effective can throwing a rose at your enemy possibly be? What do all these henchmen do in their off-hours?
In the video below, comedy duo Wildcats (Alice Moran and Jon Blair) show viewers what it would be like if Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, and an unnamed villain were just regular people just going about their pretty weird days.
When the henchman demands that Sailor Moon hand over the powerful Millennium Gem of Infinite Purity, she crosses her arms, looks bored, and says “… no.”
The two begin half-heartedly duking it out until they are interrupted by a rose thrown from the balcony of a nearby building.
“Believe in yourself,” Tuxedo Mask intones softly, and the action stops. For the next several minutes Sailor Moon is forced to explain to her opponent who this mysterious dude is, and then make a case for his general usefulness.
Watching a magical Space Princess be defensive about her vastly inferior “doof-on-the-roof” boyfriend is funny because it’s relatable. As is the henchman’s half-assed approach to his task of collecting the gem.