After Usagi awakens in his hideout on Nemesis, Prince Demande explains how he and his allies discovered Nemesis and obtained the power of the Malefic Black Crystal, destroying Crystal Tokyo and set his sights on destroying the past, revealing how Neo-Queen Serenity crystallized herself to avoid falling under his control.
King Endymion, who states that Chibiusa cannot utilize the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal, deduces that members of the Black Moon are descendants of Phantom, an evil that Neo-Queen Serenity sealed away on Nemesis long ago.
Unable to transform due to Nemesis' influence, Usagi decides to cast aside her doubts and focus on her desire to protect others, her voice managing to briefly awaken Ami, Rei, and Makoto before they are once again restrained by Prince Demande.
Chibiusa recalls how peer pressure led her to take the Silver Crystal, which she believes caused the tragedy to take place, and her first meeting with Sailor Pluto, who befriended her in her time of need. Overhearing Endymion ask for Pluto's help in rescuing Usagi, Chibiusa, believing she has nowhere else to belong to, ends up wandering into Wiseman's clutches and falling under his influence.