so i’m looking up to see if a lot of things that bother Jet Wolf about SuperS are in the manga
-I initially looked to see if when Usagi and Chibs switch ages they do anything with her clothes in the manga. Usagi makes nooo adjustments to her clothes (not sure how she manages this) and neither does Chibiusa. Presumably they were too worried about Mamoru being in the hospital, though it doesn’t explain why Usagi’s clothes don’t straight up fall off or why Chibs doesn’t change when she returns home. But it’s the same on both ends, no adjustments are made.
-He doesn’t stay in her room and give her advice, he just shows up to talk to her about the mission and also randomly shows up in Mamoru’s room a lot too (that…sounds weird but)
-Pegasus does not bring them power. Since Haruka, Michiru and Setsuna aren’t around, the Holy Grail doesn’t work, but they use their strength of will to transform anyway- then they’re kinda out of weapons. Pegasus comes and is like “yo Chibs that kailedoscope you’re carrying seems to be kinda linked to your power right now let me help you out pretty sure if you channel your power through those kaliedoscopes you’re carrying it might transform into a weapon.” Aaaaand so she does. He gives her some advice (I guess he knows how the sense power and shit, it’s a priest thing) but it’s v much her own power there, she never needs him to fight again.
-Chibiusa tells Usagi and Mamoru about Pegasus right away. Pegasus doesn’t ever tell her not to. In fact Usagi and Mamoru also see Pegasus.
-Pegasus never gets mad about her not believing in them. He does kinda hesitate to tell her his true identity, but it’s implied that’s because he sort of hates himself for failing as a priest of Elysion, he’s pretty forthcoming with other information though, he tells her his name and about his situation and as soon as she’s severely upset about something, that’s when he tells her who he is. But yeah, he never throws a tantrum about her asking him about himself, especially since she has literally two or three encounters with him before he reveals his identity.
-He doesn’t react to her sudden size change by not being able to appear to her, he still appears to her and is like “wow does that mean you’re like seriously the maiden i’m looking for bc i think she was supposed to be grown up” and Chibs is like “noooo i’m not sigh” and struggles with her insecurities as a result more- NOBODY NEEDS ME because i can’t be an ADULT
-He reveals his identity bc he wants to comfort her
Basically how it goes down is Pegasus realizes the “bearer of a powerful crystal, a princess and a soldier” was Usagi, not Chibiusa.
This completely wrecks Chibiusa because for once in her life, she thought she was the one who was needed, and not Usagi. She thought she could help someone in a way even Usagi couldn’t. In a weird way, she clearly liked the idea of Pegasus depending on her, which I find interesting from a character perspective. She runs off crying to herself because people will always need Usagi and not her, and she’s never going to measure up, she’s not sure she can.
which is her whole struggle in the manga - “I can’t grow up, nobody needs me, I’m inferior, I will never live up to my mom”
I remember June once did a rewrite behind the SuperS anime where Pegasus was propping up Chibiusa’s inferiority complex, and it was a good rewrite but it’s kinda funny bc Chibiusa’s inferiority complex was the whole SuperS arc, but he reacted in the opposite way, he goes after Chibiusa and is like “whoa whoa whoa just because you’re not the ultimate most powerful person needed to find this macguffin doesn’t mean people don’t need you and rely on you like you’re going to be a really awesome soldier in your own right some day and you really help Sailor Moon out a lot so???’
Of course it’s not surprising the manga would take a more idealistic tone re: romances, June’s idea is def more interesting, but not something i’d expect to see in the manga or the anime as they were.
An way he’s like “I need you. (the kiss happens) and also -shows usagi and the others freaking out looking for Chibiusa” they really need you, your friends and family care about you tons.
"You are surrounded by people who love you" etc.
-Helios was cursed into the Pegasus form in the manga. He actually HAS his own pegasus that he rides…idk it’s kinda weird. The implication was he needed to kiss Chibiusa to break the curse temporarily like a princess and the frog thing.