Phobos

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Character Information
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Name: Phobos
Name (kanji/kana): フォボス
Alignment: Moon Kingdom
Species: Crow (anime, PGSM, musicals); shapeshifting humanoid from the planet Coronis (manga)
Gender: Female
Lives: Hikawa Shrine
Occupation: N/A
Family: Unknown
Associates: Deimos, Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Sailor Lead Crow (manga only)
Aliases: None
First Anime Appearance: Cursed Buses! Fire Senshi Mars Appears
First Manga Appearance: Act 3 Rei SAILORMARS
First PGSM Appearance: Act 3 - The Third Senshi is Miko Rei
English Name: Phobos
Actors: N/A

Phobos and Deimos were Rei Hino's guardian crows, named for the two moons of Mars.

In the anime, Phobos and Deimos were two crows that lived at the Hikawa Shrine. They seemed to have some ability to sense evil, and would attack those who threatened Rei.

In the manga, Phobos and Deimos had a much larger role. The two of them could assume human form, and did much more to help Rei. In Act 41, they gave her the Mars Crystal, allowing her to transform into Super Sailor Mars. In Act 52, they encountered Sailor Lead Crow, whom they knew from their home planet of Coronis, where they all trained together before Phobos and Deimos were chosen to become companions of Sailor Mars. They were killed by Lead Crow, who took their Star Seeds.

Phobos and Deimos were almost identical in their humanoid forms, with the only difference being the color of their clothing. However, in the artbook Original Picture Collection Volume IV, Phobos was in the purple clothing and Deimos in red, but in Original Picture Collection Volume V, the colors were reversed. Since the manga pages were black and white, it is therefore impossible to know which one is actually which.

In the live-action series, Phobos and Deimos only appeared once, as CG crows in Act 3.

In the musical Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi, Death Ru disguised himself as Phobos in order to trick Ami. In that musical, it was implied that Phobos and Deimos were just crows.

Mythology[edit]

In Greek mythology, Phobos and Deimos were the embodiments of fear and terror, respectively. They were twin brothers and the sons of Ares, the Greek equivalent of the Roman war god Mars.