YAY STARS TIME RETURNS TOMORROW ARE YOU EXCITED TOO??
Right, so I did talk on this a little bit, though I think I was with Iron Mouse way back in the beginning of the season. Mostly it was to the tune of “Anybody can say anything they want, that doesn’t make it true”.
I’m kind of meh to the idea generally speaking. Or at least I WAS until Crow and Siren decided to shove their faces in and ruin everything I have ever tried to be like seriously you two have been fucking me up since LITERALLY your first seconds on-screen FUCK YOU FUCK BOTH OF YOU FOREVER YOU HAVE RUINED ME
Quite despite myself, I’ve been building fairly elaborate backstory for them. The fact that they’re fallen Senshi is kind of deliciously at the heart of it so oops I guess I care about this after all.
I’m going to be honest though, I still have no fucking clue what Galaxia is up to. She wants power, she wants to be unstoppable, but why? I keep waiting for the pieces to drop in to explain her motivation, and I have to think they’re coming soon because I have like eight episodes left for fuck’s sake. And don’t think I’ve forgotten that you started this shit with Nehellenia at the top of the season. CAN WE PLEASE NOT MAKE MY JOB MORE DIFFICULT BY LEAVING ME TO EXPLAIN THAT. SURELY SUPERS WAS ENOUGH FOR ONE SOUL.
But Galaxia herself, hmm. A thought I just had was that maybe she’s not a Senshi at all, but she wants to be? Or she was a Senshi and lost her powers? Perhaps by collecting “true Star Seeds” (and what even is that, is it each group’s ginzuishou equivalent maybe?), she can make that happen for herself? Or believes she can. I mean people are fucking terrified of Galaxia, one assumes she already HAS power. Entire galaxies are falling to her, right? (Right? Maybe not?) But maybe what she has is not the power she wants. Or …
I know a lot of my theorizing about Stars keeps coming back to the bracelets (I can’t seem to get away from them), but I think it’s telling that of all the major power displays we’ve seen from the bad guys so far come FROM THE BRACELETS. Blasts are fired through them, Star Seeds are extracted by them, characters die when they’re removed. I can’t actually think of much I’ve seen Galaxia DO that isn’t through a tool of some kind. It could be that’s nothing, but it could be it’s everything. (I’ve been laughing at her ridiculous throne, but has that been a major power source for her this whole time, hiding in plain sight?)
Now I’ve said it, I really like the idea of Galaxia basically being a huge fraud, giving herself a title (”Sailor” Galaxia) that isn’t hers, that she’s trying to steal. I like, too, how that could tie in with her and her minions taking weak/untrue/regular/whatever Star Seeds from the victims of the week and leaving in their place an army of “fake” Senshi.
IGNORE MY PROBABLY WRONG THOUGHTS
[And because I am a paranoid Jet Wolf, here is your regular friendly reminder to please not confirm or deny anything here. Particularly as we round this final corner, spoilers are nobody’s friend.]