(**) Fermented soybeans. (Can you blame her?)
Haruka may at first seem to be a cold, careless person, who only cares
about her mission and likes hurting people, but this is only a mask.
Haruka is really a torn soul. She's willing to sacrifice three persons for
the good of the world, but if you think about it, she has already
sacrificed someone: herself. She's given up all her dreams, her ambitions,
her hopes, her innocence, and would even give up her love and her own life
to accomplish a mission and a destiny she never wished for. Her head says
that what she's doing is right, but her heart does not agree. Thus,
Michiru sometimes has to restrain her to prevent her from saving the
victim-of-the-day *before* their heart crystal had been extracted (see ep.
92). Everytime she says out loud that three persons have to be sacrificed,
she's saying it to herself more than to the person she's talking to, in an
attempt to cancel the intense guilt and self hatred she feels. This is
also why she rarely lets people get close to her: in case they had one of
the talismans, she would feel less hurt, not knowing who she was letting