Post Reply Mae Hughes compared to the Inner Senshi *SPOILERS*
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Because he was a bro...
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AnimeKami wrote:

Because he was a bro...


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I feel like this is comparing apples to oranges.
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We're talking about two completely different kinds of stories here.

Sailor Moon is a much more optimistic, idealistic story conveying that love, friendship, kindness, and justice will ultimately prevail if one only tries hard enough and keeps faith that they can be preserved even in the face of extraordinary adversity.



Basically, actions don't have lasting consequences in Sailor Moon. There's always a safety net. The good guys always win, and they always walk away from the table either breaking even or coming out ahead no matter what happened along the way.

Fullmetal Alchemist has no such safety net and a far less optimistic outlook. Friendship, kindness, fairness, justice, these are things FMA still tells us to value, but it presents a world where there are no guarantees that they'll be preserved as long as you try really, really hard and believe in them just as much.



Because there are actually stakes, because the heroes can lose or win while walking away from the table having actually sacrificed something in order to win, it's easier for the sacrifices and losses our heroes experience to feel real. To hit us with more emotional force.

Of course, this doesn't mean Sailor Moon doesn't have any emotional impact. Sailor Stars has an iconic scene that tears me to shreds every time I see it, but that's because it handled that situation very differently.



But that's not how much of Sailor Moon was handled, and even that was ultimately only temporary.
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