I JUST WATCHED THE NEW SMC EPISODE AND HOLY CRAP I HAVE A THEORY
What if they’re keeping the Shitennou alive for the purposes of relationships with the senshi? They kept the scene in episode three with Jadeite thinking Mars is attractive, and then had a head-on fight with Mars, but survives (in the manga, he does not). In this episode, Jupiter thought she was foolish to fall in love and then Usagi said that there is someone out there for everyone, that everyone has a destined love. Then Jupiter goes head-to-head with Nephrite and Nephrite states he’s seen Jupiter before.
LIKE WHAT IF GUYS. WHAT IF WE’RE FINALLY GETTING THE SENSHI/SHITENNOU PAIRINGS (or at least more information on their past lives/relationships).
LIKE I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS POSSIBILITY YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW
Edit: ALSO I AM EXCITED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF MAMORU/SHITENNOU FRIENDSHIPS