Sailor Saturn is one of the central characters from Sailor Moon series. She is one of the Outer Sailor Scouts. She is the Sailor Scout of Destruction. Her human name is Hotaru Tomoe. She was possessed by Mistress 9 in Sailor Moon S.
She is voiced by Yūko Minaguchi in the Japanese version of the anime and by Yukiyo Fujii in Crystal, and by Jen Gould and Christine Marie Cabanos in the English version of the anime.
She and Hotaru share a different personality. As Hotaru Tomoe, she known as shy, kind-hearted and lonely girl and at the some point paranoid. Never having had any real friends, she was surprised yet happy to have met her best friend Rini. She had growing fears of losing herself someday and struggled to keep her dark side in check, so as not to harm those she held most dear.
While she become Sailor Saturn, her personality drastically change. She become stoic, serious, less empathetic, little-bit sarcastic, and also having fondness for chaos of destruction. However, due her status as sailor scout, she willing to do anything to save the world from evil-being with her powerful power and ready to sacrifice herself.
When the Silver Millennium was destroyed by the Dark Kingdom and the death of Princess Serenity, the Outer Senshi's talismans were activated and awakened Sailor Saturn. Using the Silence Glaive, she destroyed the star system, including herself, and all was reborn. Sailor Saturn was reborn as Hotaru Tomoe.
When she was reborn as Hotaru, she was raised by Souichi and Keiko Tomoe. However, when she was six years old, she had an accident occured in her father's lab, causing her badly wounded and killed her mother. To save her life, Souichi replaced part of her limbs with cybernetic prosthetic, and he also connected with Pharaoh 90, who had her possessed with a Daimon who would become Pharaoh 90's partner, Mistress 9, in the future.
- According to the mangaka of Hunter X Hunter, Yoshihiro Togashi, Kalluto's design was inspired by Hotaru Tomoe.
- Additionally, Yoshihiro Togashi and Naoko Takeuchi are married in 1999.
- In manga and Crystal, after Hotaru was reborn once again, she was taken by the other Outer Scouts to raised her. But in 90s anime version, she was taken by her father temporarily (as Souichi was not killed in this version) before later, she was taken by Sailor Pluto as Trista Meioh and raised by the other Outer Scouts.
- Prior to VIZ Media re-releasing the Sailor Moon series with a new English Dub which would restore all of the Sailor Scouts' English names to their original Japanese variant, Hotaru was the only Sailor Scout whose name was not changed to an English name in the previous English release when Sailor Moon S was released by Cloverway.
- However, the exception in the Cloverway English Dub was her last name. It was pronounced as To-moh instead of To-MOH-eh.