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What's this? Something kind of canon?

On the left is a young, not-quite-Queen-yet Serenity as Sailor Moon, and her daughter Usagi, the future Sailor Moon.

I've seen quite a few "generation charts" in my DA feed lately, which got me to wondering - how did Usagi, who has blonde hair and blue eyes, and Mamoru, who has black hair and blue eyes, produce an offspring with pink hair and red eyes?

My answer is that the "pink hair gene" comes from Queen Serenity, and the "red eye gene" must come from Usagi's father or Mamoru's parents.

CREDITS
The pose is from a Sailormoon:SuperS trading card.
Sailor Moon & Serenity are copyright Naoko Takeuchi
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:iconmrwonderworks:
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's Serena's Mon As A Sailor Scout Back In The Days Huh?
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Cat-Alin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Manga displays Tsukino Ikuko a few times with pink hair + red eyes, so Chibiusa most likely got her coloring from her maternal grandmother and appearance from her father.

C-A
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MariaTenebre Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
In the canon though Queen Serenity did not have pink hair but rather white hair.
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Usagichan-odango Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
*_* oh
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The-Great-Detective Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
naoko did do a lot of artbooks when she made usagis mom whit pink hair ^-^ So that could explain chibiusas hair .
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The-Great-Detective Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
This looks awesome its really beautiful :)
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mishihime Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great design. Where's the background from? Did you paint it?
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ParlourTricks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! The background is actually a screencap from the Season 1 opening. I did edit it considerably, and probably should have put the info in the credits but I forgot.
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Moonlight-prisoner Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know...Anime Genetics don't seem to make much sense, don't you agree?
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mishihime Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's probably a good idea.
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ParlourTricks Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for all the great feedback everyone! It's cool reading all your theories. I know in the original design for Sailor Moon, she had pink hair, which also influenced my choice for Serenity's hair color.
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GlowingWaterEyes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cute picture! ^^

Though I read in Naoko Takeuchi's original designs for Sailor Moon, she had pink hair (which you can find after some searching- it looks so odd compared to the one we all know). XD After a lot of editing, she made her blond, and when she designed Chibi-Usa, she used some of her old designs.
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AiroRokkuhauto Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful picture :heart:
Hmm, I remember reading somewhere that Chibiusa has pink hair because she was born under a "special" moon or during a "special" time of the moon. However, I didn't read anything about her red eyes, but then again, it's anime XD
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PureForestGuardian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I had wondered the same thing...But then again, it's anime and all logic concerning appearance flies out the window where that's concerned....

This is a nice take, though!
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kitsunekeyblader Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
There's a fan theory that Sailor Pluto is Endymion's mother, thus her red eyes passed onto her granddaughter, Chibiusa! :D
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Roselite Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the original sketches, Queen Serenity had lavender hair (light purple), so my theory is that younger, it was a darker purple. Since purple consists of red and blue, it's possible the red side won out and when mixed with the silver that Princess Serenity had in the manga, it would make pink!
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day-dreamer-101 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My answer is that it's anime, anything can happen....xD



Either that or Naoko Takeuchi didn't have the right coloured pencils / paint.....xD
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PeachFuzzeh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
In some prototype sketches by Naoko, Usagi originally had pink hair and her blue eyes and I assume she really wanted to keep Chibi-Usa to keep her pink hair, but I have NO idea what's up with her red eyes. :)

I hope that helped you and I promise I'm not making it up, I try my best to never misguide anyone ;)
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StarWisherMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Artist
ACTUALLY I have heard a story before of how Chibiusa came to be =p
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goddessredd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a cool idea! I like thinking that maybe in her youth Queen Serenity had pink hair, but at the same time, in the original manga, Usagi had silver hair as a princess and when she was transformed. :confused:
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Very nice!

I'd vote pink hair from Moon Queen and red eyes from Earth Queen.
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prettycure97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is sooo cool!!
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Neo-RedRanger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Cool. That reminds me a SuperS episode:D
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