Mercury Aqua Rhapsody
Mercury Aqua Rhapsody in the anime
|Attack Name:||Mercury Aqua Rhapsody|
|Attack Name (kanji/kana):||マーキュリー・アクア・ラプソディー|
|English Name:||Mercury Aqua Rhapsody, Mercury Power Mercury Aqua Rhapsody (CWi dub)|
|Performed by:||Sailor Mercury|
|Item Required:||None (anime), Mercury Harp (manga, Crystal)|
|First Used (anime):||The Power Explodes! Ami's Song From the Heart|
|First Used (manga):||Act 40 Yume 2 Mercury Dream|
|First Used (musical):||Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni...|
Mercury Aqua Rhapsody was an attack used by Sailor Mercury in most versions of the Sailor Moon series.
This was Sailor Mercury's most powerful attack in the main anime television series; Mercury Aqua Mirage was stronger, but was only seen in the special Ami's First Love. It was first used in episode 151, in order to break free from the computer in which she and the Sailor Senshi had been trapped by VesVes. To perform this attack, she materialized a watery harp and "played" it, causing blasts of water to fly toward the enemy.
This attack first appeared in Act 40 of the manga, where Sailor Mercury used it to break free from Fisheye's illusion. The attack was performed with the Mercury Harp.
This attack first appeared in Sailor Moon Eternal as in the manga. To perform it, she brushed her hand across the strings of the Mercury Harp, then raised it as a globe of blue energy appeared above her palm and sent a spiraling blast of water toward the target.
This attack first appeared in the musical Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni..., and there was also performed with the Mercury Harp. In other musicals, however, it was performed without any item at all, similar to the anime.
Mercury Aqua Rhapsody appeared in several video games, such as Sailor Moon SuperS: Fuwa Fuwa Panic, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Fuwa Fuwa Panic 2, and Sailor Moon SuperS: Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku Soudatsusen.
- The harp used in this attack resembled a lyre, which was said to have been invented by the Roman deity Mercury.
- In episode 158 of the first English dub, the attack was called "Mercury Power! Mercury Aqua Rhapsody!"