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For the Sailor Zodiac Collab Project at
, where I claimed the Vietnamese zodiac sign Cat. (Cat is the Vietnamese equivalent for the Rabbit sign in the Chinese zodiac.)Senshi Name:
Sailor MèoDominant Element:
(All Tử Vi* System senshi have one of five dominant elements. This element affects their fuku color and ability set. Experienced Tử Vi System senshi gain access to additional powers.)Civilian Name:
Mèo Thị Bian Lý (Family, Middle, Given)Translation:
Secretive Lion of the Mèo (cat) FamilyCurrent Attacks: Sparkling Dawn Shower:
A soft shower of shining rain falls on Mèo and her allies, healing them of minor injury, status ailments, or curses. This may also be used to exorcise an enemy who is possessed. Midnight Torrent:
A dark wave of icy water slams into the opponent(s). This attack carries a wide range and is good for clearing a room quickly. Mini Profile:
Bian Lý is the second-born daughter of the Mèo royal family on Planet Mèo in the Tử Vi System. As the youngest daughter, very little was expected of her other than to grow to be passably attractive and become educated enough to manage whatever royal household her family married her into. Her elder sister, Hanh Lý, was expected to become the next Sailor Mèo and was rigorously trained as such. Because of their differing duties, the two sisters saw little of each other when growing up.
Bian Lý was a studious child, given to hiding herself away to read old histories of the Tử Vi kingdoms. Serious beyond her years, she took well to her lessons in etiquette and statecraft. Her parents were quite pleased with her scholarly bent and quiet air, thinking that it would serve her well when it was time to arrange a royal alliance.
Unfortunately, a life of writing carefully-worded histories and planning elegant soirees was not Bian Lý’s fate. Soon after her 16th birthday a terrible attack was launched against Planet Mèo by a strange group calling themselves The Dark Zodiac. Their attack claimed the life of Hanh Lý and thrust Bian Lý into the role of Sailor Mèo.
Without combat training, Bian Lý fell back on her innate talent for diplomacy and extended a call for help to the neighboring Planet-Kingdoms of Tử Vi. Sailors Dần (Tiger), Tỵ (Snake), and Hợi (Boar) answered her call and with their help Sailor Mèo was able to expel the agents of The Dark Zodiac from her planet.
Now Sailor Mèo finds herself tasked with building alliances with the other senshi of the Tử Vi System and training herself to be ready for the inevitable return of the Dark Zodiac.Design Notes:
The Fuku itself is loosely based on an ao dai en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ao_dai
with the addition of a Sailor collar and some underskirts. I suspect this is a level 1 or 2 fuku, with higher levels getting more "historical" in design.
The standard bum-bow is swapped for a sash and the brooch is moved from chest to hip.
Meo is based on a lilac point siamese cat because I have always wanted a siamese cat senshi with a quiet demeanor. I'm weird like that.
*Vietnamese for “horoscope.”
**My deep apologies to anyone with better knowledge of Vietnamese than my own. (Read: any knowledge of Vietnamese.) I did the best I could with wikipedia and google.
*** You have no idea how excited I am to have a proper OC Sailor again after all these years!
Character and Art © K. Lebak/WanderingKotka
, 2012. All rights reserved.
Sailor Moon universe © Naoko Takeuchi