Hotaru Tomoe is the ill schoolgirl known as Sailor Saturn in the manga and animation series Sailor Moon. Besides the seizures specific to the ailment, Sailor Saturn is the last of the solar system soldiers to discover the amplitude of her powers. She plays in a great team with Chibiusa and Usagi, two other heroines of the metaseries, who are her best mates. In daily life, Sailor Saturn doesn't make friends with her classmates, both because of her seizures and the strange powers she has. Sailor Saturn plays a good role in the manga and the animated series of Sailor Moon and details on her life are usually dealt with in the manga form preponderantly rather than in the animations.
Sailor Saturn has the body covered with cybernetic attachments in one version, but later she appears wholy human. Modifications in plot and character development vary from one presentation form to another; thus, Sailor Saturn changes her age for instance. She is pictured as a 13-year old teenager first, then she somehow gets reborn, grows up and is about five, and finally she becomes a teenager again. As for her hidden powers, Sailor Saturn learns about their existence only when Sailor Uranus, Neptune and Pluto unite their talismans and make her react.
Even if she is endowed with highly destructive skills, Sailor Saturn uses her powers to save the world and stop the chain of evil in the Millenium kingdom. After the rebirth and the assumption of a new life, Sailor Saturn is a lot more vivid and definitely happier. She wants to be a nurse some day, particularly as she has minor healing powers. If we were to discover a philosophy at the heart of the series, Sailor Saturn stands for the all necessary doom: without death there can be no rebirth, thus, her weapon, the Silence Glaive can throw a world into complete destruction or annihilation only to be reborn a lot purer afterwards.
With every number in the manga series, Sailor Saturn improves her powers. Her uniform indicates the changes in her statute, since after each major initiating happening, a detail is added to suggest the modifications. One has to be a real fan to read episode after episode, as it is pretty difficult to grasp the complexity of the plot in its mid development. Present in Japanese and English variants of the series, Sailor Saturn makes the picture of this entertainment form complete.