She didn’t need it, ffs. She didn’t ask him to protect her. In fact, she rushed off without him to PROTECT HIM. And he jumped OF HIS OWN VOLITION in front of the blast.
Please pay attention to what you’re watching before spreading dumb shit like this.
And there’s a huge difference between needing something and wanting something. Usagi doesn’t need to be protected by Mamoru, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t protect her at all. I’m so sick of seeing people think that “girl power” means never depending on men at all.