One thing that always confused me about the original Sailor Moon anime was how Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibimoon were able to transform without each other there, but Moon Crisis Make Up is both of their henshins. For example, in Sailor Moon SuperS the movie, Usagi is able to transform after Chibiusa is kidnapped, and in episode 170, Chibiusa is able to transform after Usagi becomes Eternal Sailor Moon and flies off to confront Nehelenia. To this day it makes me wonder how they did it.
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Anon I shall explain this to the best of my abilities because it boils down to:
They can transform without each other and were never dependant on each other for their transformation in the first place. It just so happens that they are nearly always together to transform.
In one of the earlier SuperS epsiods against VesVes where a boy wanted to fly and Vesves helps him achieve this dream, Chibiusa is able to transform into Super Sailor Chibimoon - BY Her SELF-.
This indicates that they’re not co-dependant on each other for transformations.
As for Eternal Sailor Moon- Usagi got a power up, but Chibiusa did NOT get a powerup. It’s that’ simple. Unfortunately for Usagi, her power up does not last because it’s missing Mamoru to complete it and allow her to keep this powerup.
Toei was cutting corners and that’s why they always did the Moon Crisis Make Up together and also why Saturn got the shaft when it came to transformations.
Edit: I keep mis-remembering having to change stuff. xD; I was right the first time about the ep but wrong about the villain.