Japanese Name: Chiba Mamoru
Meaning: Protector of Earth
North American Dubbed Name: Darien Shields (^_^;; Shields... protect... get it?) [note "Shields" comes from the Mixxzine translations]
Past Incarnation: Prince Endymion of the Golden Kingdom
Future Incarnation: King Endymion, ruler of the Neo-Silver Millennium and Crystal Tokyo
Birthdate: August 3, 1975
Family: Mother and father (died in car crash when he was six), Neo Queen Serenity (wife, Ruler of Crystal Tokyo), Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity (daughter, Princess of Crystal Tokyo)
Hair color: black, short with interesting cow-lick, long bangs that sometimes get into his eyes
Eye color: deep storm-cloud blue
Height: 6' 2"
Constellation Sign: Leo
Home Castle: Illusion Castle of the Golden Kingdom/Crystal Palace of the 30th Century
Number of Deaths/Reincarnations/Resurrections: 5
Personality/Other: note his psychic link to Usagi (soulbond), as well as his ability to call the Generals and his connection to Earth. Mamoru is deeply in love with Usagi (whom he affectionately calls Usako... he later shortens it to Usa... creep...). But, before their memories were restored and they remembered each other, Mamoru was the thorn in Usagi's side and they made fun of each other; this is because they kept accidentally (read: karma) running into each other. Mamoru did however, find out that Usagi was Sailor Moon early on, but he never told anyone else.
In the Silver Millennium, the meeting between Lunars and Terrans was forbidden by the gods, but Endymion and Serenity fell in love anyway, despite the consequences.
Prince Endymion was the Prince of Earth... I suppose this means he owns the planet because he has the star seed for Earth (if he was a girl, he would have been Earth's Senshi). Endymion also had Four Guardians (Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite and Kunzite) who helped protect and advise him. You can say that they were *his* version of the Inner Senshi for Princess Serenity. The Guardians were later brainwashed by the Dark Kingdom and became the Four Generals. Prince Endymion (one of the only people to oppose the Dark Kingdom) was later killed by a Metallia-possessed Beryl out of jealousy. You could say that Mamoru is one of Usagi's weaknesses, and is often brainwashed to fight against her (i.e. by the Dark Kingdom, Black Lady, Sailor Galaxia).
He can also heal himself and others. He is almost as smart as Ami and wears glasses for reading. Mamoru is a quiet, introspective sort and rarely opens up to anyone except Usagi. He has a well-developed inferiority complex on whether he's good enough for Usagi, he thinks that he is nothing but a burden on her because he has no powers like the Senshi. Despite his cold exterior, Mamoru is a romantic at heart, passionate and totally protective of Usagi.
On a side note, Usagi lost her virginity to Mamoru in Tankubon 5, Act 18 of Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon... in fact, there is significant evidence to prove that Mamoru and Usagi are sexually active. He also proposed to her in Tankubon 16, Act 43. They were married in Tankubon 18, Act 52. The honeymoon preceded the wedding! ^_~* [Refer to "Usagi's Place"].
Back to business, Mamoru also gets really, REALLY jealous. Just check out Tankubon 8, where he is jealous of *Haruka*!
He doesn't hesitate to lay down his life for hers... multiple times. His basic purpose in life is just to be *there* for Usagi when she needs him. He is the rock she leans on when she's in trouble. Mamoru is also very protective of Small Lady, his future daughter. He harbors *only* fatherly feelings towards her, thank-you-very-much! Though this protectiveness did make Usagi doubt herself (check out the way he made up to her! Infamous Tankubon 5 scene!!!)
Ahem... Mamoru is a well-respected student and is looked up to by the younger students. He plays soccer, is good with computers, has a really *kakkoi* apartment (he lives by himself [how he pays for the apartment, I have no clue whatsoever]), AND he owns a car! (I don't think he has a motorcycle in the manga, damn! ^_~*)
Went to Moto Azabu High School, a really prestigious boy's school on scholarship. Currently enrolled in the K-O University School of Medicine. He was accepted to Harvard University, but was waylaid by Galaxia. Though he would like to become a doctor someday, his true dream is the same as Usagi's, to protect the Earth together.
It is generally agreed that Endymion later becomes a member of the Neo Silver Millennium when he becomes King, and thus enjoys the same longevity and youthfulness that Serenity and the Senshi have.
The Golden Crystal, the counterpart to the Silver Crystal, was hidden inside of Mamoru's body to protect it. The Golden Crystal is the Earth's star seed (as mentioned above). When Mamoru thought that he was worthless because he had no powers to protect Usagi, he was actually her greatest help. The Golden Crystal inside him helped give Usagi/Sailor Moon/Serenity power whenever she needed it. Usagi and Mamoru are like two halves of a whole, and are happiest when they are together (the ultimate soul mate principle!).
Endymion also shares a homoeostatic link between himself, the Earth, Illusion (the holy place within the Earth, seat of the Golden Kingdom), and Illusion's priest, Elios. His planet sigil, the quartered circle, never appears on his forehead.
* :::panting::: he always wears the classic black tuxedo, white dress shirt and vest, white gloves, cape with red lining, and white opera mask. He thankfully stops wearing the top hat early on in the series
Henshin Phrase: none, transformation triggered by Sailor Moon or by his own will
Weapons/Accessories: Walking Staff, psychometry, telepathy, Golden Crystal
Attacks: Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber, also extremely agile and fast (no! he doesn't throw roses in the manga!)
* :::drooling::: Woo hoo! What a hottie! Black and silver armor, all black cape, leg guards and high riding-type black boots
Henshin Phrase: none
Weapons/Accessories: broadsword, psychometry, telepathy, Golden Crystal
Attacks: none seen, but extremely agile and fast, enhanced strength, also good at swordplay
* ::: cheering::: Gee, can you guess who MY favorite character is? Lavender colored tuxedo with a cape, white opera mask, white shoes, he carries a scepter/staff, the Star Watch hangs off his tuxedo from a long chain. His hair is also a lavender color instead of black
Henshin Phrase: none
Weapons/Accessories: scepter, psychometry, telepathy, Golden Crystal
Attacks: none seen, but extremely agile and fast, enhanced strength, good at swordplay, can also project psychic images of himself