|Name [Japanese]: Tomoe
Name [French]: Olivia
Name [English]: Helen[e]
Birthday: January 6 [Also Buddah's Enlightenment Day & Feast of Epiphany]
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Blood type: AB
Favorite color: purple
Hobbies: reading, collecting lamps [Firefly=Light=Lamps...there's a connection~~~]
Favorite food: nihon sobah [Japanese buckwheat noodles]
Least favorite food: milk [How can I LIKE you? I'm addicted to milk!]
Favorite subject: World History
Worst subject: Phys Ed. [Go Hota! Go Hota!]
Strong point: injury treatment
Of course, they didn't know it then, but they just happened to choose the most powerful senshi for this task. The spirit of death and rebirth. We're talking major power here. Like, BIG BANG THEORY with-a-touch-of-apocalyptic-savory-SPICE type of a large control-freak's-birthday-party-fling with a nifty slice of WHIPPED CREAM OZONE c/o The Glaive power trip potential here. (Following that?)
All this occures in Sailor MoonS. As Hotaru her first appearance (anime style, I mean) is in ep. 112, and as Sailor Saturn in ep. 125. In Sailor Moon S, Saturn plays a fairly large role... you know, destroy the universe, that sort of thing... Her other appearances in Sailor Stars are lesser, but important nonetheless (Take it where you get it sorta thing). Some claim Hotaru is in that episode "The Past Returns" or whatever number that is in Japanese, but I looked, and if you see her, tell me cuz I can't. [Manga she hits the scene in vol. 7, last act-- being 24...]
She also has a weak body. She can exhaust herself much quicker than any normal person (whatever normal is), partly as a tradeoff to her ability to heal, though some (probably rightly) claim it's all because she doesn't like milk. That probably has something to do with it, but you never know...
While possesed by Mistress9, Saturn's only goal is to destroy all life on Earth. She also wields the fearsome polearm known as the Silence Glaive (Glaive of Silence. Silence Glaive. Same difference). She can use the weapon to slice through anything that gets in her way. As in Anything.
By the end of SmoonS, Saturn has killed herself and is reborn as a child, and (in the manga, at least) is adopted by Michiru and Haruka as their own. Then they take off in their helicopters, never to been seen again until SailorStars.
In Sailor Stars, Hotaru's reborn self takes the outer senshi into their Super forms, and is the last to be trapped by Neherenia in a mirror. She returns again later to aid in the battle against Galaxia, where her Glaive is destroyed (!) and she, like the others, dies. (Of course, this all doesn't last very long. By the end of ep. 200 everyone is up and running again.)
Does anyone have subbed SmoonS? I want some! I've only seen that "Arigato, Chibi-Usa" clip and Mistress9's defeat before. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I want fansubs! Yeah yeah yeah!