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Character Profile: Light of Hope

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Light of Hope Kibo no Hikari Light of Hope (Sailor Moon)
Alias
Sailor Cosmos(not really... see below) Sailor Cosmos(not really... see below)
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
   
Hair
White White
Eyes
Deep ocean blue Deep ocean blue
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Status
Chibi Chibi's Ultimate Form Chibi Chibi's Ultimate Form
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Sailor Moon Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Character Description: Light of Hope

Cosmos is Ultimate form of Chibi Chibi. She does not appear in the anime; that silhouette in the last episode when the Sailor Senshi were fighting Galaxia resembles Sailor Cosmos, but is actually called the Light of Hope. Chibi Chibi, as a star seed, was trying to help the Senshi by using her ultimate powers on Galaxia.

In the far and distant future, Neo-Queen Serenity takes the form of Cosmos. This is different than the silhouetted appearance in the anime, where Chibi Chibi as a star seed calls for help, and in a flash of red and pink light you can see the dark outline of the mighty Light of Hope. Sailor Cosmos has a staff very similar to one weapon of Super Sailor Moon, and her outfit is all white, except for her pendent on her chest which has some yellow in it and the middle section of her skirt which has multiple colors. None of this is visible in the anime.

The Real Sailor Cosmos, From the Manga So, although that figure in episode 200 may superficially look like Sailor Cosmos, but the existence of Sailor Cosmos is never mentioned in the anime. The figure identifies herself as the Kibo no Hikari, the Light of Hope, and nothing else. Sailor Cosmos in the manga carries a staff, but the Light of Hope in the anime has large wings and does not carry a staff. So, how could the two be the same character?

The existence of Sailor Cosmos in the anime would make Sailor Moon with Sailor Galaxia two forms of the same person. In the anime, Chibi Chibi is Sailor Galaxia's starseed, and in the manga Sailor Cosmos is supposed to be the future Sailor Moon's ultimate form. In the manga we are told that Chibi Chibi is Sailor Cosmos. If we combine all of those facts and place them into the anime continuity, then we would say that Sailor Cosmos, the future Sailor Moon's ultimate form, is the same as Chibi Chibi, who is the starseed of Sailor Galaxia!

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Character Description: Light of Hope

The silhoutte which many people take to be Sailor Cosmos is actually the Light of Hope Naoko. Takeuchi has said (Comic-Con '98) that she wished Cosmos was in the anime, meaning Light of Hope (Kibo no Hikari) is NOT Sailor Cosmos, despite the similarity between the manga's Sailor Cosmos and the anime's Light of Hope.

In the final season of the Sailor Moon, they don't really explain the complicated story of Sailor Cosmos. They instead just say that Chaos, the ultimate villain, gets into Sailor Galaxia and starts taking over her body and filling it with darkness. But, before Galaxia becomes evil, she sends a starseed, which is a seed of hope that Galaxia hopes will find help.

The starseed transforms into human, becoming Chibi-Chibi/Sailor Chibi-Chibi Moon, and finds Sailor Moon. Chibi-Chibi soon hypnotizes all of Sailor Moon's family (except Sailor Moon), making them believe that she is part of the family (Sailor Moon's sister).

In the final battle with Sailor Galaxia, who was evil by now, Sailor Moon was in trouble and Chibi-Chibi started praying for her and suddenly took the form of a woman, like an older version of Sailor Moon (Chibi-Chibi transforms herself into Sailor Cosmos, who is the future Sailor Moon, but they don't mention that). Sailor Cosmos transforms into a weapon that is given to Sailor Moon in order to defeat evil forever.

But in the manga, the whole story behind Sailor Cosmos is complicated. Sailor Moon had the chance to destroy Chaos, but she didn't because if she would have, she would have also destroyed where the stars are born and return. Years pass, and Sailor Moon became Sailor Cosmos, a future reincarnation of Sailor Moon. Sailor Cosmos regrets not killing Chaos when she had the chance, because now Chaos had killed everyone she loves. With hope, Sailor Cosmos decides to go to the past to make Sailor Moon destroy Chaos.

But, when she finds Sailor Moon, she disguises herself as Chibi-Chibi because a bunch of Sailor Moons had been appearing who were mean, so Sailor Cosmos didn't want Sailor Moon to think she was evil. At the final battle, every one Sailor Moon loved was dead except Chibi-Chibi, who was standing next to her when Galaxia tried to attack her. Galaxia eventually falls down a cliff, but Sailor Moon saves her, Galaxia turns into good again, and says that evil will win and there is nothing they can do.

Chibi-Chibi speaks up and says that Sailor Moon must destroy Chaos even if that means that she has to kill where the stars are made. Galaxia, Chibi-Chibi and Sailor Moon have a long talk on what Sailor Moon has to do when suddenly Galaxia's bracelet breaks and dies, Sailor Moon cries, and Chibi-Chibi transforms into Sailor Cosmos and explains everything to Sailor Moon.

Sailor Moon explains that killing Chaos will not end the war because there will always be evil, on the other hand it would be the end for everyone because she has to kill where the stars are born and without stars there is no hope. She says that as long as stars are born evil can be destroyed. Sailor Moon sacrifices herself to save everyone while Sailor Cosmos returns to the future, admiring Sailor Moon's strength and ready to fight Chaos for what's right. At the end, Sailor Moon and the others are resurrected.

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