You get two picspams for the price of one, here, because, in my own head, they are connected. The first is echoed in the second. The first makes me cheer like a lunatic, and the second leaves me in tears.
...anenko and biases are laughing their asses off at me right now. I can feel it.
Spoilers for major plot points for the second half of the series and includes a ridiculous amount of caps.
Beryl wants Usagi's man. Bad.
Bad enough that she threatens her own men, who were Mamoru's generals in their past lives. She's going to make them stab themselves if Mamoru/Endymion doesn't come to her of his own choice.
Usagi is understandably distressed, but Mamoru doesn't see any other options to keep his guys from eviserating themselves, so he forces himself forward.
Right before Beryl gets her long nasty fingernails on Mamoru, Usagi..kind of snaps.
Her head goes down, her voice drops, and she declares, "You will not touch him." Seeing as Usagi, as awesome as she is, is generally rather silly and upbeat and more prone to flailing over things like this, people are a little shocked by this.
Usagi is overtaken by the spirit of her past life, Princess Serenity, and Serenity REALLY has a problem with people touching her man.
Serenity starts striding towards Beryl and Mamoru, intent on reclaiming what's hers. Beryl starts attacking with flames and balls of death and stuff like that.
Serenity grabs a sword OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE, catches Beryl's attacks with the sword, and negligently flings them to the ground. Huge explosions all around her as she continues relentlessly forward, looking PISSED.
Clearly, the lesson we should be learning here is DON'T FUCK WITH SERENITY'S MAN.
Beryl orders Mamoru to stop Serenity, and she gives him incentive..
She forces Nephrite to kill himself.
The Sailor Soldiers and Mamoru are shocked and horrified. Serenity DOESNT EVEN NOTICE.
Unwilling to see anyone else die, and probably kind of freaked out by Serenity, Mamoru stops her the only way he can. By bringing Usagi back to herself.
"I'm definitely coming back," he tells her. Then he disappears into Beryl's
He does come back. He was right about that. Unfortunately, due to his desire to save the planet by taking an entire force of planetary destruction inside himself, he comes back COMPLETELY EVIL.
Wearing black and killing evil girls without a second's pause, Dark!Mamoru is BAD NEWS.
Usagi can't heal him. The Sailor Soldiers don't have a chance against him.
There is only one way to stop him.
Remember Serenity's kick ass explosion flinging stride across this same ground? Yeah, THIS IS NOTHING LIKE THAT.
Usagi is staggering forward, sobbing, dragging the sword behind her on the ground as Dark!Mamoru throws explosions at her. Her friends are screaming at her to stop, not to do it, because there is no way she can do this and not break.
She wins, but her friends are right. She couldn't do it and not break.