The Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double Transformation
The Talismans resonate and summon the Holy Grail
|Name (Kanji/kana):||聖杯の神秘な力! ムーン二段変身|
|Name (Romaji):||Seihai no Shinpi na Chikara! Muun Nidan Henshin|
|Name (Translated):||The Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double Transformation|
|Name (Viz Dub):||The Holy Grail's Mystical Power: Moon’s Double Transformation|
|Animation Director:||Ikuko Ito|
|Air Date:||October 22, 1994|
|Previous Episode:||Death of Uranus and Neptune? Talismans Appear|
|Next Episode:||Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness|
|English Dub Episode|
|Name:||The Purity Chalice|
|Air Date:||July 11, 2000|
|Previous Episode:||Destiny's Arrival|
|Next Episode:||Show Stoppers|
The five girls gather around the motionless bodies of Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, whose talismans are still floating in the air above them. Sailor Mars checks Sailor Uranus' pulse and concludes that she is still alive. Suddenly, they get hit by a large wave of flame; as the wave passes them, Eudial runs behind it and grabs the talismans before the Senshi can react. Upon seeing her, Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon.
Eudial uses her new and powered up flamethrower, the Fire Buster II, to knock down Sailor Moon and surround the Senshi with a circle of fire. Sailor Mercury uses Shine Aqua Illusion on the fire wall, but to no avail. Then Sailor Mars, rationalizing that she should fight fire with fire, uses Burning Mandala, but it only makes the problem worse. Eudial runs away.
The situation seems hopeless, but then Tuxedo Mask breaks through a window from the outside, with Sailor Chibi Moon holding on to him. She throws Luna P at the fire, it explodes, and the fire disappears.
Leaving Tuxedo Mask behind to watch over Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, the girls run after Eudial. They almost catch up with her, but Eudial uses a device to spill sticky liquid on the floor and everyone is trapped - except Sailor Moon, who was lagging behind. Sailor Moon is thus forced to use the others as stepping stones, jumping onto them one by one, to pass the sticky pool. As she runs through a dark hallway, Setsuna observes her from a ledge above.
Sailor Moon eventually catches up with Eudial, but her Moon Spiral Heart Attack is outmatched by the Fire Buster II. Eudial then prepares to fire at Sailor Moon again, but is interrupted by Setsuna, who orders her to give back the talismans. The other Inner Senshi and Sailor Chibi Moon run in, having escaped the sticky trap. Setsuna transforms into Sailor Pluto in front of them, and they recognize her from their previous encounter at the Space-Time Door.
Sailor Pluto then reveals, to everyone's shock, that the third and last talisman is at the top of her staff, but she says that she will never let Eudial have it. The talisman then begins to glow, disconnects from the staff, and flies into Sailor Pluto's right hand. Eudial watches in disbelief as the other two talismans leave her and fly towards the third one, forming a triangle.
Sailor Pluto's tiara disappears, revealing the planetary symbol of Pluto on her forehead. Back in the room where Sailor Uranus and Neptune were left, Tuxedo Mask watches in astonishment as the symbols of Uranus and Neptune appear on their foreheads; after that, the two Senshi disappear and reappear right in front of their talismans. Their Heart Crystals separate from the talismans and fly back into their bodies, awakening them as their tiaras reappear.
Sailor Uranus takes the Space Sword and Sailor Neptune takes the Deep Aqua Mirror, as Sailor Pluto still holds the Garnet Orb. As the talismans release energy, Professor Tomoe's lab shakes. The talismans form a triangle of energy beams, and each one shoots an additional beam upwards to form a pyramid; at its fourth vertex, the Holy Grail appears.
Before anyone can react, Eudial uses the Fire Buster II to surround all the Senshi in flames and runs toward the Grail. Sailor Moon emerges from the flames, however, and also runs after the Grail. Despite Eudial's attempts to stop her with the Fire Buster II, Sailor Moon still gets to the Grail first. As she touches it there is a flare of light which makes Eudial's fires disappear, and Sailor Moon transforms into Super Sailor Moon.
Eudial fires at the changed Sailor Moon, but the Senshi stops the fire by merely holding up one hand. The attack is deflected back at Eudial, sending her flying out of the building through a window. Seeing this, Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune wonder if Sailor Moon is the Messiah. With burns all over her body, Eudial gets into her car and drives away.
As Eudial is driving, Mimete's voice comes over the car radio, informing her that her duty is over. A dangerous road turn appears ahead, but as Eudial tries to hit the brakes, she finds that the brake pedal is missing, replaced with several snails and a sarcastic written note from Mimete. The car, with Eudial still inside, breaks through the fence surrounding the road and falls into water from a great height.
Back inside the cathedral, Sailor Moon reverts to her usual uniform and collapses, apparently worn out by the power-up experience. Sailor Uranus then concludes that she cannot be the Messiah, who is supposed to have infinite power, and declares that they have a new mission: to find the real Messiah.
In a darkened bedroom, a black-haired girl in a black dress crouches on the floor, too weak to stand.
At Professor Tomoe's lab, Mimete informs him that the Holy Grail is now in the possession of the Sailor Senshi. However, the professor just laughs. He says that, despite having the Holy Grail, they have nobody able to use its power; otherwise, the Death Busters' hideout and all the Daimon Eggs would have been immediately obliterated. Mimete suggests that there may be someone who could use the Holy Grail to aid the Death Busters, and Professor Tomoe enthusiastically agrees, as focus shifts once more to the mysterious girl.
- This episode was the first appearance of Hotaru, as she appeared in a shot at the end of the episode.
- Setsuna transformed into Sailor Pluto with Pluto Planet Power, Make Up for the first time in this episode.
- After Usagi crossed Eudial's sticky liquid by using the other girls as stepping stones, Chibiusa compared her to the mythical White Hare of Inaba.
- The Holy Grail appeared for the first time in this episode.
- In the Romanian dub, instead of thanking Eudial for her hard work, Mimete told her to rest in peace.
- Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon - Kotono Mitsuishi
- Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury - Aya Hisakawa
- Rei Hino/Sailor Mars - Michie Tomizawa
- Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Emi Shinohara
- Minako Aino/Sailor Venus - Rica Fukami
- Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon - Kae Araki
- Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus - Megumi Ogata
- Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune - Masako Katsuki
- Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto - Chiyoko Kawashima
- 'Girl' - Yuko Minaguchi
- Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask - Tohru Furuya
- Professor Souichi Tomoe - Akira Kamiya
- Eudial - Maria Kawamura
- Mimete - Mika Kanai
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