On today’s episode of Dare to Compare! The Differences Between Sailor Moon Incarnations!, we focus on the Amazoness Quartet in the musicals!
We see the Amazoness Quartet in the Transylvania no Mori musical. Their origin is incredibly different here than it is in any other version of Sailor Moon. Instead of being awakened by Queen Nehellenia, the Quartet are homunculi created by Professor Tomoe and are actually known as the Samael Quartet, named after the Samael Flasks from which they were created.
In the musical, the Quartet are all intimately connected to Chibiusa not because of a destined future meeting as in the manga, but because they were created out of the power of her Star Seed. It is perhaps because Chibiusa was rescued partway through their formation that they spend much of the musical confused as to their connection to her. They hear her voice in dreams, and eventually they meet, but at first they do not trust her and prefer to stay on the side of Lilith, who uses them to fight the Senshi, despite them being only children.
Eventually, they come to realize their subconscious affection for Chibiusa more clearly, and break Lilith’s hold on them. They then transform into the Sailor Quartet and fight alongside Sailor Chibi Moon, just as in the manga.
Their eccentric and crafty personalities seem to be based off of their anime incarnations, while their intimate connection to Chibiusa and eventual transformation into her own Sailor team are borrowed from the manga.
Fun fact: the actress who plays CereCere in the revision of Transylvania no Mori (which is where my screencaps are from) later went on to play Rei in several of the musicals with Marina Kuroki playing Sailor Moon.