Juno, as third eldest of the Sailor Quartet, gave me quite a bit of a hard time when it came to creating power/attributes for her. Her name sake, the Roman goddess of women and marriage (and by extension, her Greek counterpart, Hera), is far more well known for her jealousy towards her husband's lovers than any specific combat abilities. Even as one of the Amazon Quartet, JunJun was an acrobat, which is not a skill that can be easily turned into a special magic attack. So, to stick to me circus-inspired powers for the Quartet, I decided Juno will use throwing knives as her primary weapon
even though in the manga VesVes is shown being the one to throw knives
. Her acrobatic skills also make her very agile, quick, and stealthy, making her great at sneak attacks and clandestine surveillance.
Having said all that, you're probably wondering why I didn't give her lightening based powers, since Juno/Hera is the wife of Jupiter/Zeus. The thing is, I don't like the idea of the Quartet having the same kinds of powers and attributes as the Inner Senshi. It takes away from their individuality, and it also ignores their powers from their Dean Moon Circus days. So, even though it's a little more work, I think it's more fun for Juno to throw knives than to throw lightening. I did however, make a subtle nod to the goddess Juno. The design and color of the throwing knives Juno uses is modeled after the peacock's tail feather, as the peacock is associates with Juno/Hera.
Like the previous chapters, I'm also planning to make a hard copy edition of Act 5. I'll make a post for it once it's ready for purchase. Textless version of the cover will be posted in a few days.Act 1Act 2Act 3Act 4Act 5