History Fridge / PuellaMagiMadokaMagica

16th May '17 7:20:35 PM H.N.Levian
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**** Basically, Madoka doesn't have to worry about running out of magic in the same way that concepts like gravity, entropy, and buoyancy don't have to worry about running out of magic. She's a logical rule of the universe now, not a machine with a function.
16th May '17 7:18:08 PM H.N.Levian
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**** The hope/despair equation has been overturned in the sense that a Witch and her curses vanish from the world at the moment the Gem is erased, but the function of the Soul Gem itself wasn't altered: it will still darken with grief and despair, it just disappears before it can inflict that despair on the world as a Witch.
18th Apr '17 9:16:40 PM H.N.Levian
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** Soul Gems are pretty fragile, and Grief Seeds are just corrupted Soul Gems, so it's entirely possible a magical girl could just break it herself. [[spoiler: What this does to the witch's/magical girl's soul compared to if Kyuubey eats it is up in the air.]] This would also explain what Homura does with her Grief Seeds if she's not giving them to Kyuubey.
18th Apr '17 9:14:00 AM Cake-Witch15
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* There were two 'flaws' in the show that bothered a lot of viewers: the fact that [[TheScrappy Madoka was such a timid crybaby]], and the fact that it took forever for her to [[ForegoneConclusion make a contract.]] But these traits make a lot more sense when you consider the fact they manifested [[spoiler: '''after she witnessed Mami's death.''']] Madoka only really begins bursting into tears after that event, most notably when she's on the roof with Sayaka and Kyuubey in episode 4 [[spoiler: turning down the contract]] and when she's [[spoiler: begging Sayaka to stop fighting in a way that hurts her after the latter savagely beats Elsa Maria to death.]] Also, she starts to hang back more in the [[EldritchLocation witch's labyrinths.]] Up until then, she'd just been [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and hadn't really been less involved than Sayaka. It seems like seeing [[spoiler: the death of her new friend]] really [[BreakTheCutie left a mark on her personality]], especially when she [[spoiler: blurts out "don't talk about her (Mami) like that!" to Homura in the cafe.]] For someone as softspoken as MADOKA, that speaks volumes.
** As for her reluctance to become a [[MagicalGirl magical girl,]] not only would she be [[spoiler: scared out of her mind of witches after the infamous episode 3]], but a lot of what Mami said and did before then left an impact on ''her'' as well as Sayaka - notably, not to waste her wish, which Madoka spends much of her screentime thinking about. And the last time she said she ''would'' contract? [[spoiler: It went horrifically wrong. SPECIFICALLY because Madoka promised she would, no less.]] Is it really any wonder she'd hesitate?
** To summarise, since Madoka [[spoiler: only starts breaking down after watching Mami die, and because she inadvertently CAUSED that death by promising Mami that she would contract,]] her "crybaby" nature and her hesitation in regards to the contract look less like a [[TokenMiniMoe token 'cute' characterisation]] and more like [[spoiler: a complex developed in her grief, maybe even PTSD.]]
13th Apr '17 6:50:33 AM Ibrahim77X
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* If a magical girl's [[spoiler: soul is extracted from her body when she makes her contract so their body can become more durable, wouldn't that have made Mami's wish to live a waste since her body could have been more easily fixed after she made the contract.]]

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* If a magical girl's [[spoiler: soul is extracted from her body when she makes her contract so their body can become more durable, wouldn't that have made Mami's wish to live a waste since her body could have been more easily fixed after she made the contract.]]contract?]]
6th Apr '17 6:58:02 AM Cake-Witch15
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** Also a bit of ''Foreshadowing'': Beside the coloured picture of Madoka [[spoiler: is a doodle. What of? Something that looks suspiciously like angel wings!]]
6th Apr '17 6:48:26 AM Cake-Witch15
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* Combines with ''FridgeHorror'', but...what happens if a magical girl uses a grief seed and [[spoiler: Kyuubey isn't around to consume it? Would she be able to destroy it herself? Or would she just have to leave it there?]]
22nd Mar '17 12:06:26 AM H.N.Levian
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* The significance of karma in a magical girl's potential handily explains why Mami, Homura and Kyouko, even ignoring their obvious experience advantage, are so much stronger than Sayaka. Mami is implied to have been Mitakihara's only magical girl (we never get wind of her trying to cooperate with anyone besides Kyouko prior to the series) when she was contracted, so the fate of pretty much everyone in the city rested on her shoulders, and she lived like that for months if not years - that's a hell of a lot of lives to influence. We don't know Kyouko's situation in Kasamino, but we do know that her wish led to the literal birth of a new religion with throngs of followers, and even if they stopped believing after her father's death, what all those people went through must've left a mark. Homura pretty much held the universe hostage and refused to let it move forward in time until she saved Madoka. But Sayaka's wish only really affected one person and their friends/family, and Kyouko and Homura were already around killing witches (and in Homura's case, probably familiars), which made her services as a magical girl far less integral than Mami's.



* The significance of karma in a magical girl's potential handily explains why Mami, Homura and Kyouko, even ignoring their obvious experience advantage, are so much stronger than Sayaka. Mami is implied to have been Mitakihara's only magical girl (we never get wind of her trying to cooperate with anyone besides Kyouko prior to the series) when she was contracted, so the fate of pretty much everyone in the city rested on her shoulders, and she lived like that for months if not years - that's a hell of a lot of lives to influence. We don't know Kyouko's situation in Kasamino, but we do know that her wish led to the literal birth of a new religion with throngs of followers, and even if they stopped believing after her father's death, what all those people went through must've left a mark. Homura pretty much held the universe hostage and refused to let it move forward in time until she saved Madoka. But Sayaka's wish only really affected one person and their friends/family, and Kyouko and Homura were already around killing witches (and in Homura's case, probably familiars), which made her services as a magical girl far less integral than Mami's.

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* The significance of karma in a magical girl's potential handily explains why Mami, Homura and Kyouko, even ignoring their obvious experience advantage, are so much stronger than Sayaka. Mami is implied to have been Mitakihara's only magical girl (we never get wind of her trying to cooperate with anyone besides Kyouko prior to the series) when she was contracted, so the fate of pretty much everyone in the city rested on her shoulders, and she lived like that for months if not years - that's a hell of a lot of lives to influence. We don't know Kyouko's situation in Kasamino, but we do know that her wish led to the literal birth of a new religion with throngs of followers, and even if they stopped believing after her father's death, what all those people went through must've left a mark. Homura pretty much held the universe hostage and refused to let it move forward in time until she saved Madoka. But Sayaka's wish only really affected one person and their friends/family, and Kyouko and Homura were already around killing witches (and in Homura's case, probably familiars), which made her services as a magical girl far less integral than Mami's.
22nd Mar '17 12:05:18 AM H.N.Levian
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* The significance of karma in a magical girl's potential handily explains why Mami, Homura and Kyouko, even ignoring their obvious experience advantage, are so much stronger than Sayaka. Mami is implied to have been Mitakihara's only magical girl (we never get wind of her trying to cooperate with anyone besides Kyouko prior to the series) when she was contracted, so the fate of pretty much everyone in the city rested on her shoulders, and she lived like that for months if not years - that's a hell of a lot of lives to influence. We don't know Kyouko's situation in Kasamino, but we do know that her wish led to the literal birth of a new religion with throngs of followers, and even if they stopped believing after her father's death, what all those people went through must've left a mark. Homura pretty much held the universe hostage and refused to let it move forward in time until she saved Madoka. But Sayaka's wish only really affected one person and their friends/family, and Kyouko and Homura were already around killing witches (and in Homura's case, probably familiars), which made her services as a magical girl far less integral than Mami's.
19th Mar '17 4:05:26 PM H.N.Levian
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** Regarding the series' timeline, the simplest answer is that "Soul Gem" is being said in English to a bunch of Japanese kids. They're not guaranteed to make the connection.
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