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==Origins==
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[[Image:Sailor Quartetto.jpg|300px|thumb|left|The Sailor Quartet, from the manga.<br>From left to right: Sailor Vesta, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Ceres, and Sailor Juno. Their matching uniforms are similar to, but not exactly like, those worn by the [[Sailor Senshi|planetary Senshi]] in ''[[Sailor Stars|Stars]]''.]]
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In the manga, they are actually the '''Sailor Quartet'''--commonly referred to in English-speaking fandom as the Asteroid Senshi, because they are named after the first four major [[asteroid]]s to be discovered. They had been placed in a deep sleep, awaiting the time when they could become the future protectors of [[Chibiusa|Sailor Chibi Moon]], analogous to [[Sailor Moon|Princess Serenity]]'s four soldiers (the [[Guardian Senshi]]) and to Prince Endymion's four generals (the ''[[Shitennou (Sailor Moon)|Shitennou]]''). However, Queen Nehellenia woke them prematurely and forced them to work for her. At her defeat, they return to their true forms and to their long sleep. During the fifth story arc, they accompany Sailor Chibi Moon from the future to help in the fight against [[Sailor Galaxia]].
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The '''''Sailor Quartet''''' (セーラーカルテット), sometimes referred to by the [[Fan canon|fanon]] term '''Asteroid Senshi''', appeared only in the [[Sailor Moon (manga)|manga]] and [[Sera Myu|musicals]]. They were four [[Sailor Senshi]] who were to awaken as [[Chibiusa]]'s bodyguards when she took on the role of [[Sailor Chibi Moon]]. They represented four of the asteroids in the [[Solar System]]'s asteroid belt that were at one point in time classified as planets. Their names were [[Sailor Vesta]], [[Sailor Pallas]], [[Sailor Ceres]], and [[Sailor Juno]].
  
In the anime, the Quartet are never [[Sailor Senshi]], coming instead from Elysion, the land of dreams. They began working for [[Dead Moon Circus#Queen Nehellenia|Queen Nehellenia]] when she heard them playing and offered to keep them from ever growing old. She changed their dreams into the physical form of Amazon Stones, instructing them to use these to remove the "dream mirrors" of humans. They are dedicated to this task, but still generally spend more time playing than working. When this goes too far for Nehellenia's tastes, she drains their powers and in the end they break their Amazon stones and give up eternal childhood to help the Sailor Senshi and [[List of minor Sailor Moon characters#Pegasus|Pegasus]]. They part ways noting that it is possible that destiny will have them meet the Sailors again, even though they never show up in ''[[Sailor Stars]]''.
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They were prematurely awakened in the [[Sailor Moon (manga)#Yume (Dream)|Dream arc]] of the manga by the [[Dead Moon]] and recruited as the villainesses [[CereCere]], [[PallaPalla]], [[JunJun]], and [[VesVes]] (the [[Amazoness Quartet]]). In the manga, after the Dead Moon was defeated, their true Senshi forms were revealed. In the [[Sailor Moon (anime)|anime]], the Amazoness Quartet appeared in the [[Sailor Moon SuperS]] season but did not become Senshi.
  
The Sailor Quartet's uniforms are a cross between those worn by the Sailor Team in their first forms and their final forms, with the Quartet's own image colors. The uniforms have one-layer skirts, belts, chokers and back-bows like those on the Sailor Team's first uniforms, with boots, gloves, brooches, leotards, and tiaras the same as the final forms. Their shoulder pads are in the style of the final uniforms, but are white. Each member has unique earrings.
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The Quartet appears in several of the [[Sailor Moon musicals|stage musicals]], with a substantially different background. Here they are [[homonculi]] created by [[Professor Tomoe]], and are known as the '''Sammael Quartet'''. They are portrayed as young children around [[Chibiusa]]'s apparent age, instead of their normal ages. They are created from Chibiusa's [[starseed]], and are linked to her, having the power to transform into Sailor Senshi as a result.
 

Latest revision as of 04:53, 4 January 2012

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The Sailor Quartet

The Sailor Quartet (セーラーカルテット), sometimes referred to by the fanon term Asteroid Senshi, appeared only in the manga and musicals. They were four Sailor Senshi who were to awaken as Chibiusa's bodyguards when she took on the role of Sailor Chibi Moon. They represented four of the asteroids in the Solar System's asteroid belt that were at one point in time classified as planets. Their names were Sailor Vesta, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Ceres, and Sailor Juno.

They were prematurely awakened in the Dream arc of the manga by the Dead Moon and recruited as the villainesses CereCere, PallaPalla, JunJun, and VesVes (the Amazoness Quartet). In the manga, after the Dead Moon was defeated, their true Senshi forms were revealed. In the anime, the Amazoness Quartet appeared in the Sailor Moon SuperS season but did not become Senshi.