Venus Love-Me Chain
Venus Love-Me Chain in the anime
|Attack Name:||Venus Love-Me Chain|
|Attack Name (kanji/kana):||ヴィーナス・ラブ・ミー・チェーン|
|English Name:||Venus Love Chain Encircle, Venus Love Chain, Venus Love Chain Whip, Super Venus Love Chain, Venus Love Chain Knockout; Venus Love-me Chain (Mixx manga); Venus Love Me Chain (Kodansha manga, Viz dub)|
|Performed by:||Sailor Venus|
|Item Required:||Chain (manga, Crystal, PGSM)|
|First Used (anime):||Dispute Over Love! Minako and Makoto Face Off|
|First Used (manga):||Act 11 Saikai ENDYMION|
|First Used (PGSM):||Act 18 - At Last, All Five Sailor Senshi are Together|
This attack was first used in episode 65 to counter Calaveras' Dark Beaut whip. When this attack was performed in the anime, Sailor Venus summoned a chain formed of golden energy which swirled around her, then directed it at the enemies, either to harm them or restrict their movement. It could also be used if a rope or something similar was needed.
In the manga, Sailor Venus removed her chain which was attached to her waist and used it to perform the attack. She primarily used it as an offensive maneuver during the Black Moon arc, but it could also be used to free humans from evil influences. For example, when the attack first appeared in Act 11, Sailor Venus used it on Motoki Furuhata after he had been brainwashed by Queen Beryl, declaring that she would open his eyes; when he woke again, he had returned to normal. She would later use the attack in a similar manner during the Mugen arc on a group of students who had become brainwashed by Mimete.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
In the live-action series, this attack was used for the first time in Act 18 in conjunction with Sailor Mars' Youma Taisan in order to destroy a Youma. Sailor Venus performed the attack the same way she did in the manga. Once removed, Sailor Venus' chain could extend to a very large size, and she used it as a whip to strike her enemies or to block attacks.
This attack appeared in several video games. In Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R for the Super Famicom, as well as Sailor Moon for the Mega Drive, to perform this attack Sailor Venus spun around with her chain in her extended arm, hitting enemies with the chain along the way.
In Sailor Moon S Kurukkurin and Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshiokiyo!, this attack could only be used at certain points during the game in order to either inconvenience the opponent or improve the player's game.
In Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen and Sailor Moon SuperS: Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku Soudatsusen, Sailor Venus would make the chain circle around herself from top to bottom.
In Sailor Moon: Another Story, it was performed the same way it was in the anime: she spun around with the chain circling herself, then hit a single target with it. Upon impact, the chain seemed to cause a small explosion of light.
|Venus Love-Me Chain in Crystal|