The main protagonist in Sailor Moon is female. This was appealing to me as a child and still is to me today. However despite the fact that all five protagonists are female, throughout my childhood I still found myself identifying with the male villains in the series. Until now I wondered why that was. After re-watching season one of Sailor Moon, I decided to boil the main character (Sailor Moon aka Serena) to her essence. Another female character designed to rely on a male protagonist (Tuxedo Mask); a character defined by her desire/need for male attention; a character who is always falling/crying/running/yelling for help.