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Heavenly King of Europe by Jacky-Bunny Heavenly King of Europe by Jacky-Bunny

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Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Artist
I think I like the translation Heavenly Knight more.

Endymion was a Prince, so title King for his Bodyguards isn't very fitting ^^;.
Jacky-Bunny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually they are all Princes (who ever was the king) xD I don#t know why I wrote King here...weird.
Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Artist
They're called Shitennou, which is mostly translated as "Four Heavenly Kings". I think they're some figures from Chinese Buddhist mythology (Sailor Moon is overall full of Greek, Roman, Japanese, Chinese and even Babylonian in games and Hebrew and Phoenician in musicals mythology.

Aside from Four Heavenly Kings, I've also seen versions like Four Heavenly Knights (title suiting them the most) and "Elite 4" (lol) in Pokémon.
The theme is prevalent, the Shitennou are group of four of the strongest warriors everywhere I've meet them, with "fifth" informal member as their Master. Which in this case was Tuxedo Mask.
Yeah I know it wasn't said in anime most of your artworks seems to be based on, but in the games which are clearly based on anime theme and add a few affairs from the manga it was said they were bodyguards of Prince Endymion when they appeared as ghosts to Sailors (I think from the crystals too Tuxedo Mask kept after their death, like in manga).
Jacky-Bunny Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wtf elite 4 hahaha xDDD

I just know the "prince" thing from some internet reports. I know that they refer themselves as Generals as they work for Queen Beryl in Crystal and in the manga, but that they were the life guards of Endymion in the former lives. I wouldn't include the games because I think they are far away from the manga (for example PGSM for snes)

But actually SM is far away from logical thoughts. 
I mean....Earth, Elysion, Endymion as prince, with four KINGS (that are above princes) plus other "royal" people like Helios who lived there in their own palace. WHen the four kings are the life guard, how should that work when all have their place in the earth (middle east, europe, far east and north america was it I guess) with their palace to be protected and are coincident the generals and ....ahhhh that's toooo complicated xD

I think that's all fanstuff for now because naoko never explained it.
Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Artist
Yes, Elite 4, in original called "Shitennou", I was quite... Shocked to discover that fact. Worst translation ever, man.
You had one Pokémon picture and were in Aldith group so I thought it would be funny to reveal that too xD.

Hmm, I was pretty sure the "Generals" the fan-given name? But now that you say this, they might have been refered to as such in manga (I haven't read all of it, I'm during beginning with prequel Sailor V, I'm only knowledgable of limited informations concerning it, I mostly know the RPG game and old anime, which I have played/watched all).
But it sounds plausible, with underlyings like Danburite or Fluorite (generally guys ending with -ite) mentioned in Sailor V and them being Generals of them and various Youmas.

I think full of confusion it's when you include the Musicals story (I think fans call it "Sera Myu", but isn't that just title of Sailor Moon in Japanese?), so we have Sailor Astarte next to... evil Sailor Ishtar (isn't this basically the same thing, like Zeus and Jupiter?), also wat, the Amazon Quartet who eventually became Sailor Quartet were created as Homonculi by Dr. Tomoe/Count Drakul? WTF?
I'm new to musicals, discovered their wicked story just recently, maybe I'll watch it once I'll find a Polish translation if it exists xD. I think there's one for live action tho, which had Shitennou story much better explained (but weird looking ones... aside Jadeite who looked like man with wig).
Sorry for the games part, the one I've meant was an RPG game, Another Story. I think it conjugates anime theme with missed things from manga quite well, hell it might even reconcile story of manga with that of anime... the story was strongest part of this game, aside cool villains, some of my favourites aside Shitennou. I think the game takes place in the same "universe" as anime, that's for sure. You have unuseful Sailor Chibi Moon who always misses with her only one attack (so far I've played, till ressurected Queen Beryl, I'm currently at fight with her second stadium, but I do recall her being said to have more attacks and being overall more useful in manga, might change later in game tho) and Tuxedo Mask who throws roses (I think in manga he had roses and later bombs, or just bombs) and generally pretty weakened when compared to his manga counterpart. Essentialy, an anime setting.
I still wonder who was the King too xD.
I know an example of King vassalising King from history, I think in English-Scottish relations, but Prince vassalising Kings?! This is... so wrong on so many levels. He'd need to be at least Emperor logically to do it.

I see, it's first time I see them called Princes, but they might even be co-princes with Endymion xD (like you know, Andorra), with him being the primordial one (or just Dukes, who are often called "Princes", while Prince being heir to the throne). I think Naoko Takeuchi should really continue series with some explanations, or shorter stories set in universe, whatever. I do recall only one such thing with second children of Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon shown, which was... Kinda chronologically incorrect. Because as I recall in Sailor V it was said Kunzite was destined to be with Sailor Venus (unlike Danburite who always wished to be with her, even as underlying of Kunzite), yet in this manga she seems to be married with someone and became the star she always wished to be, or something like this (haven't read yet).
ArtLover2192 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
New style perfected. Well done
TallestRedFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful *.* he looks like an angel!
savingKP Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I love it, he looks so lovely 
kir-tat Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
*o* love him!!!
Taikutsu910 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Der Stil sieht unglaublich aus! du kannst so gut colorieren *_*
TuxedoElf Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
And this is why I still risk the devart homepage - every so often you get something awesome. ^_^
JB-Pawstep Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So schön! Wirkt so ölig ;v;
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