Do you think Minako ever feels Usagi/Serenity, in a sense, had it “easier” than the rest of the Senshi, particularly herself? As sittingoverheredreaming pointed out, the fall of the SilMil was caused by Serenity falling in love with Endymion behind the Senshis’ backs. Now Usagi gets Mamoru, and is destined to be with him forever, while Minako had to kill her destined lover and live with the fact that she would never allow herself the opportunity to fall in love again? That, and Sailor Moon has the Senshi all ready to die for her, and she gets the most recognition for her heroics? How do you think that Mina deals with these thoughts, if she has them?
This is a super interesting topic, and one that I’ve thought about at length. Thanks so much for submitting this to me!
So, basically: yes. I think Minako, more than any of the other Senshi, falls into spells where she genuinely resents her position, and in moments of weakness acknowledges that she’s in that position because of Usagi. But I think she directs her anger/resentment to the universe as a whole, rather than towards Usagi.
I’ve spoken about this before, ages ago. Minako is unique among the Senshi (Inners and Outers, really) in the sense that her Senshi duty genuinely takes away from the quality of her life. Unlike everyone else, she had never been ‘alone’ before she became Sailor Venus. Even Michiru and Haruka both expressed feelings of being alone and floating around listlessly - poor rich and talented Michiru, put on a pedestal so high as to be unapproachable, and alienated Haruka who used to run away from everything.
Sometimes the world isn’t in immediate danger. Sometimes, there’s a space for you and me.
A colored version is going to come eventually, but I particularly like how this one turned out, so I wanted to throw it up now. Also, it occurs to me that I draw Rei’s presentation as a little bit more tomboyish/masculine of center than she usually is. Yepppp no projection there at all…