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== Character Overview ==
 
== Character Overview ==
 
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Neptune is often miscategorized as the shoto of the game due to her having a fireball and a DP. After playing enough Sailor Moon however, you come to realize you can not play a shoto playstyle with her due to the game’s guard cancel mechanics and Neptune’s questionable fireball, undoubtedly her biggest weakness in a game where everyone has at least a decent fireball. Instead, Neptune thrives off of cornering opponents and mixing them up, as well as having a frame 3 invincible dragon punch with a hitbox the size of old Ken’s entire body that can get any character off you if they are too close. Good normals, a standing overhead, and the 3rd fastest walk speed in the game round off the character. Solid fighting game fundamentals will get you far with the Neptune at first, and a good understanding of matchups will allow you continue even further with Neptune. If you like outplaying your opponent and not spamming fireballs, then start practicing your dragon punch inputs.
The non-shoto of the game, Neptune rewards solid fundamentals and getting in your opponents face.
 
  
  

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Sailor Neptune
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Full name Michiru Kaioh
Age 16-17
Height 5'5"
Blood type O
Hometown Tokyo
Likes Haruka Tenou, playing the violin while bouncing a lemon on it, Beef Salami
Dislikes Projectiles, being called a shoto, faster swimmers
Special skills Backing other Senshi into the corner and ending them within 10 seconds

Character Overview

Neptune is often miscategorized as the shoto of the game due to her having a fireball and a DP. After playing enough Sailor Moon however, you come to realize you can not play a shoto playstyle with her due to the game’s guard cancel mechanics and Neptune’s questionable fireball, undoubtedly her biggest weakness in a game where everyone has at least a decent fireball. Instead, Neptune thrives off of cornering opponents and mixing them up, as well as having a frame 3 invincible dragon punch with a hitbox the size of old Ken’s entire body that can get any character off you if they are too close. Good normals, a standing overhead, and the 3rd fastest walk speed in the game round off the character. Solid fighting game fundamentals will get you far with the Neptune at first, and a good understanding of matchups will allow you continue even further with Neptune. If you like outplaying your opponent and not spamming fireballs, then start practicing your dragon punch inputs.


Strengths:

• Ridiculously good DP

• High damage output (combos that do half a heath bar)

• Very good corner pressure

• Decent sized buttons

Weaknesses:

• Bad fireball

• Can have difficulties approaching

Movement

Speed Forward: 2.064/1F

Speed Backwards: 1.192/1F

Jump: 50F

Jump Speed: 2.063/1F

Jumping Distance: 99

Defend Bonus: Reduce the enemy's first attack or chip damage by 33%~42% (excludes throws)

Back Dash
NeptuneBackdash.png
44
B.pngB.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
N/A 1 N/A N/A 26 N/A N/A

Strike, projectile, and throw invulnerable for 1~25 frames.

Crouch Block "Bug"
Neptunecrouch.png
1
DB.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Neptune's crouch block is "bugged" in the sense that that hurtbox doesn't match up to the sprite. This is because Neptune moves her sprite forward during crouch block. Her hurtbox is close to where her standing blocking hurtbox would be. This is still a useful as the visual confusion will mess up many player's spacing of sweeps or projectiles like Jupiter Coconut or Venus Up-ball, allowing for you to whiff punish with your own sweep or a DP.

Throws

Neck Throw
12. 6HP.png
6HP
F.png + HP.png
Range Damage Techable Advantage
40 (Left: 39) 20 Yes +16 (2P: +17)

Neptune really got the short end of stick when it comes to grab. Her throw only does 20 damage when other throws can do more. It is also a punch throw so it has less range than a kick throw. Punch throws usually have less range in exchange for them being untechable. Neptune's grab can be teched sadly. Depending on port you can get a follow up if they tech in the corner however. Sweep, DP, or even Desperation all work. Still useful for oki setups in the corner, just remember you have to be closer than your opponent's grab range most of the time.

Air Throw
13. j.6HP.png
6HP
F.png + HP.png
when opponent is in the air
Range Damage Techable Advantage
40 (Left: 39)? 20 Yes +16 (2P: +17)?

Brings the opponent down to earth when you get it, but Neptune hardly ever presses HP in the air.

Normal Attacks

Standing Light Punch
NeptuneSLP.png
5LP
LP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 5 6 14 +6 2 / 3 / 3 / 3 / *

Neptune's fastest normal. Can be used to get extra damage when crouching LK won't combo due to the extra frame of start up it has because of crouch.

Standing Heavy Punch
NeptuneSHP.png
5HP
HP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 7 12 18 36 -1 7 / 9 / 11 / 12 / *

Good combo extender than can combo into HP DP very easily for big damage.

Standing Light Kick
NeptuneSLK.png
5LK
LK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 5 6 6 16 +5 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 / *

Farthest reaching light normal.

Standing Light Kick (Close)
NeptuneSLKC.png
5LK
LK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 5 5 6 15 +6 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / *

Does 1 more damage but can whiff on some characters if not close enough to their hurtbox.

Standing Heavy Kick
NeptuneSHK.png
5HK
HK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 13 14 15 41 0 9 / 12 / 14 / 15 / *

A poke that can combo into fireball and can also anti-air.

Standing Heavy Kick (Close)
NeptuneSHKC.png
5HK
HK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link/link 9 12(0)8 8 36 +14~+18 8+10 / 10+13 / 12+15 / 14+17 / *

The second hit of the move is an overhead. Makes it very good as a corner mix up tool. Can cancel into DP or Fireball.

Crouching Light Punch
NeptuneCLP.png
2LP
D.png + LP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 5 6 14 +6 2 / 3 / 3 / 3 / *

Comes out if you miss DP, mostly useless.

Crouching Heavy Punch
NeptuneCHP.png
2HP
D.png + HP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 9 14 10 32 +5 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / *

Usually seen if you miss a standing HP into DP combo. It does less damage and has a smaller hitbox so it is not preferred.

Crouching Light Kick
NeptuneCLK.png
2LK
D.png + LK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 5 6 14 +6 3 / * / 5 / * / *

Good poke due to the large disjoint. Good combo tool as well. Just a good button.

Crouching Heavy Kick
NeptuneCHK.png
2HK
D.png + HK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 10 11 16 36 +2/D 8 / * / 12 / * / *

Second farthest sweep in the game and a core poking tool for Neptune due it's range. Can also low profile some projectiles such as Jupiter Thunder Dragon.

Jumping Light Punch (Vertical)
NeptuneJLP.png
j.LP
Air.pngLP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 All All All +8~+14 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 / *

Ambiguous cross up tool.

Jumping Light Punch (Moving)
NeptuneJLP.png
j.LP
Air.pngLP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 All All All +8~+14 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 / *

Ambiguous cross up tool that moves!

Jumping Heavy Punch (Vertical)
NeptuneJHP.png
j.HP
Air.pngHP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 5 11 8 23 +8~+14 5 / 7 / 8 / 9 / *

If you miss an air grab you will see this move, but why are you going for air grab?

Jumping Heavy Punch (Moving)
NeptuneJHP.png
j.HP
Air.pngHP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 5 11 8 27 +8~+14 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / *

If you miss an air grab you will see this move, but why are you going for air grab?

Jumping Light Kick (Vertical)
NeptuneJLK.png
j.LK
Air.pngLK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 All All All +8~+14 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / *

Very good air to air, only losing to Pluto jumping LP and spaced Venus HP. The large disjoint will also beat some anti-airs, but you are then minus on it. If timed and spaced this can combo into lights or DP.

Jumping Light Kick (Moving)
NeptuneJLK.png
j.LK
Air.pngLK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 All All All +8~+14 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / *

Very good air to air, only losing to Pluto jumping LP and spaced Venus HP. The large disjoint will also beat some anti-airs, but you are then minus on it. If timed and spaced this can combo into lights or DP. And it moves!

Jumping Heavy Kick (Vertical)
NeptuneJHK.png
j.HK
Air.pngHK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 5 9* 9 25 +9~+14 10 / 13 / 15 / 17 / *

At best this move can be used as a bait to then punish with DP.

Jumping Heavy Kick (Moving)
NeptuneJHKM.png
j.HK
Air.pngHK.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 8 7 5 24 +5~+14 9 / 12 / 14 / 15 / *

Good jumping HK. Can combo into anything.

Special Attacks

Splash Edge (LP)
NeptuneSP1LP.png
623LP
DP.png + LP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 3 18 19 39 -4/D 12(10) / 16(13) / 18(15) / 20(17) / 3+2

Invincible on 1~6F. Second damage values happen if the hitbox connects during 5~18F of the active frames.

Neptune's frame 3 DP is a staple of Neptune and one of the best specials in the game. This DP has fast start up, big range, and little ending lag. Requires players to respect this move on wake up or guard cancel if they want to beat Neptune.

Splash Edge (HP)
NeptuneSP1HP.png
623HP
DP.png + HP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 4 5(0)22 29 92 -22/D 14+8 / 18+10 / 21+12 / 24+14 / 3+2

Invincible on 1~8F.

The heavy version of DP has more invincibility and does more damage but comes with some caveats. Only the second hitbox causes knockdown, so if Neptune is not close enough only the first hit will connect and thus her opponent can counter attack. Also despite it reaching higher in the air LP DP is preferred as an anti air due to it doing more damage, as the second hit of HP DP does 8 while LP DP does 10. HP DP is a great as a combo finisher due to it's high damage (22!) and it putting opponents in knockdown, allowing for Neptune to continue pressure.

Deep Submerge (LP)
NeptuneSP2LP.png
214LP
QCB.png + LP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 12 Projectile 36 48 ~+1 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 2

Potentially the worst fireball in the game. It's slower recovery and awkward angle makes it lose most fireball wars. It's atrocious hurtbox makes Neptune's entire hand a head hurtbox, making it very easy for other characters to jump in at her. It should not be used mindlessly and has to be properly placed to be have any chance at being effective.

Deep Submerge (HP)
NeptuneSP2HP.png
214HP
QCB.png + HP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 16 Projectile 51 67 -14~ 10 / 13 / 15 / 17 / 2

Can be used to do extra damage in combos or to use it's speed to snipe opponents at low health. A sad fact about HP Deep Submerge is that it does the same chip damage of 2 as LP Deep Submerge.

Desperation Attack

Dragon Rise
NeptuneD.png
6236236HP
F.pngQCF.pngQCF.png + HP.png
Guard Level Startup Active Recovery-Whiff Motion Advantage Dmg/Face/Counter/Both/Chip
link 6 43 41 89 -43/D 48 / 62 / 72 / 72 / 12x2

Invincible on 1F~14F. In the air on 15F~82F.

Definitely one of the better desperations outside of the top tier ones. It can be tricky to input fast due to the forward press at the beginning. While the input is close to just doing a double DP input, if you don't end with a forward press you will get HP DP instead. 6 frame startup means it can combo from most attacks, but requires you to buffer the input to make it come out fast enough, such as buffering the desperation in the air while doing a jumping HK, so as soon as you land the desperation can come out.

Strategy

Be good at the video game and hit them with the mix.

Match-ups

Vs. Sailor Moon


Vs. Sailor Mercury


Vs. Sailor Mars


Vs. Sailor Venus


Vs. Sailor Jupiter


Vs. Sailor Chibi Moon


Vs. Sailor Uranus


Vs. Sailor Neptune


Vs. Sailor Pluto


Colors

Player 1 NeptuneC1.png
Player 2 NeptuneC2.png


Frame Data

NeptuneFrameData.jpg

External Links

A lot of this information is out of date, so please tread with caution and cross-verify information. Roughly ordered by level of practicality/difficulty from most practical/least difficult to least practical/most difficult to perform in a match.

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Sailor Moon S
Sailor Chibi Moon Sailor Jupiter Sailor Mars
Sailor Mercury Sailor Moon Sailor Neptune
Sailor Pluto Sailor Uranus Sailor Venus
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