I know I talk about this a lot, but IT STILL HOLDS TRUE, that Usagi’s first impulse on the idea of Rei maybe possibly being the princess that they’re looking for is a combination of two things:
1. AGREED. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH TO BE A PRINCESS!!
2. OH MAN IT WOULD BE GREAT IF SHE WAS OUR PRINCESS!!!!
The combination of admiring another girl’s beauty, of being totally happy about how attractive she is, shows that Usagi’s crushes on pretty girls is pretty much EVER-PRESENT when she meets them, this is not just a one-off sort of thing, both in the episode and in the story as a whole. Usagi is REALLY INTO PRETTY GIRLS. I’m sure a lot of this is from Naoko’s own fondness for drawing beautiful girls, but I’m still serious, you will pry bisexual Usagi from my cold dead hands, I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL.
But also the complete and total support and lack of petty jealousy always gets to me about Usagi. She is instantly onboard the train to support other women, to admire them and appreciate them, there’s no, “Awww, but I wanted to be the princess! It should be ME! Why does it have to be HER?” Instead she instantly goes OH YEAH THAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT and she means it!
That is one of the core things that happens over and over whenever we get some kind of introduction between the Sailor Senshi in just about every incarnation of them, that the first time we see them interacting, so very often it’s all about WOW MY FRIENDS ARE SO AWESOME between all of them.
It may not be that rare of a thing (but still rarer than I would personally like) but that doesn’t mean it touches my heart any less every time Sailor Moon just bounds right in with the HELL YEAH THESE GIRLS ARE AWESOME.