HELLO OLD ASK. HOW HAVE THESE SIX MONTHS TREATED YOU.
I’m a little fuzzy on Potter specifics (I haven’t read the books since Deathly Hallows was released), but if I remember right, a Boggart manifests as a THING. Like something tangible and directly in front of you. So it couldn’t be, say. a plane crash for Mako, that seems outside the scope of what a Boggart can do. The Mirror is a whole different thing, since that shows you scenarios and experiences as well as people and things.
At least that’s how I remember it, so that’s the idea I’m going to run with for answering.
Ami’s Boggart. I think it depends on exactly when this is set, but the idea is going to be much the same. If around S, then without a doubt, it’s Ami failing her high school entrance exam. If later, then Ami failing her college entrance exams. The idea is Ami failing academically, at the one thing she knows beyond any shadow of a doubt she’s good at and is pretty much the one avenue where she never doubts her value.
Ami’s Mirror of Erised. When Ami looks in the mirror she sees all her friends happy and successful. Interestingly, of everyone, I think Ami wouldn’t really see herself in the mirror. Ami actually has a pretty solid sense of herself in this respect. While her greatest fear is of failure, she truly believes she’s going to succeed (in all the ways she knows to measure success) which gives her security. It’s almost factual how she’s prepared to succeed in whichever field she chooses. (I think the guarantee of reward for hard work is very comforting to Ami.) She’s not afraid for herself, really, she’s afraid for her friends, and because she does have a pretty rigid and defined idea of what “success” means and her own fear of failure, she needs them to be set and secure.
Mako’s Boggart gave me more trouble than I was expecting. The thing with Mako is that I can’t see her being afraid of Usagi or her friends dying, because I don’t think Mako believes that will ever actually happen. She has complete and utter faith in herself, and them, to overcome any obstacle. (She also has the advantage in never having had to be the one to watch and feel her friends die.) Mako’s also not afraid of being rejected or being alone or her size or finding love or any of those things because she’s already experienced so many of those things and not only survived them but thrived in their wake. Mako just really doesn’t fear a whole lot. So despite what I said in up top there, I’m going to have to go with an airplane or a plane crash, though I’m not sure how the Boggart would manifest that. Perhaps as the Official People In Official Uniforms.
Mako’s Mirror of Erised is a much happier thing. It’s herself, surrounded by her friends, by her FAMILY. All the girls, a spouse she loves, lots of kids, and Mako in the center just surrounded by love and love and more love.
Usagi’s Boggart is Usagi herself, sad and cold and completely alone. For Usagi, there’s no greater fear.
Usagi’s MIrror of Erised, I hate to repeat a theme, but it’s much like Mako’s. She sees herself, happy and surrounded by all her loved ones: the girls, Mamoru, Chibi-Usa, the Outers, the cats, her parents and brother, Naru, Umino, and more. The Senshi are all surrounded by THEIR loved ones (Grandpa Hino, Ami’s mum, Minako’s parents). Everyone’s smiling and laughing. Mako’s hugging Ami and Minako, Rei’s yelling at Usagi, Usagi’s yelling back while hanging on Mamoru’s arm, the Outers are fabulous (there are rose petals floating around them and only them). Everyone is there, everyone is safe, everyone is happy, Usagi most of all.
I toyed a bit with Rei’s Boggart, but really there’s only one answer: Usagi, dead. Like Mako, Rei isn’t afraid of much, but unlike Mako, Rei is completely aware of how tenuous it all is. She, better than anyone, knows Usagi’s weaknesses. She knows her OWN. She’s keenly aware of how fallible they are, and that one day the worst might happen. That’s why she works so hard and pushes Usagi so much to be the best she can possibly be. Rei’s greatest fear is without a doubt that one day she won’t be able to save Usagi, either directly or indirectly. Usagi, dead, and there’s nothing they can do about it.
Oh Rei you are so easy for questions like this. No doubt, Rei’s Mirror of Erised is herself completely living her International Success Life. Rei Hino, perfect at everything. She is an INTERGALACTIC STEWARDESS IDOL STAR EXPLORER RACE QUEEN BASKETBALL PRESIDENT. But why stop there? She’s also an OLYMPIC SKI CHAMPION CEO FASHION MODEL EQUAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST DEEP SEA DIVER PUPPY TRAINER. Rei Hino at her Rei Hino fabulous best, queen of absolutely everything.
And finally we come to Minako’s Boggart. Like Usagi, Minako sees herself, but as Sailor Venus. Nothing more, just the cold and deadly warrior that she knows she’s capable of becoming. There’s no trace of the light and fun that so fuels Minako now. Despite appearances, Minako is balance, and somewhere along the way she’s lost that balance. She’s now Venus, and only Venus, forever.
Minako’s Mirror of Erised though, what else could it be? Minako, the idol. Minako, with a hit CD every year. Minako, on a dozen billboards for a dozen products. Minako, on the cover of every magazine. Minako in four movies simultaneously. Minako, on every talk show. Minako, on everyone’s lips. Minako, with millions of fans. Minako, beloved of everyone. Minako. Minako, forever.
Posted 12 minutes ago
TAGS: #anonymous #ask a jet wolf #senshi crossover #potter senshi #ami mizuno #makoto kino #usagi tsukino #rei hino #minako aino #a novel by jet wolf