History Fridge / PuellaMagiMadokaMagica

14th Jul '16 6:37:22 AM Nepeta
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** Sayaka's gem was located on her Navel. She's impulsive and rash when it comes to decisions, or she "acts on her gut feelings."

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** Sayaka's gem was located on her Navel. She's impulsive and rash when it comes to decisions, or she "acts on her gut feelings."" Falling in love is also likened to butterflies in a stomach.



** Homura's gem is on her left hand. [[spoiler: Her power is to stop and turn back "the hands of time." Why her left hand? In analog clocks, the left hand is usually the minute hand and when adjusting time, people usually move the minute hand.]]
*** A bit more sinisterly, [[spoiler:the left hand is the 'bad' hand, is where we derive the word 'sinister' (sinistra, ''left''), which is related to treachery, betrayal, and general nastiness IN certain cultures, it's the hand you use for 'dirty' things. It means she is not to be trusted, and foreshadows her '''''betraying Madoka'''''.]]

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** Homura's gem is on her left hand. [[spoiler: Her power is to stop and turn back "the hands of time." Why her left hand? In analog clocks, the left hand is usually the minute hand and when adjusting time, people usually move the minute hand.]]
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*** A bit more sinisterly, [[{{Pun}} sinister]]ly, [[spoiler:the left hand is the 'bad' hand, is where we derive the word 'sinister' (sinistra, ''left''), which is related to treachery, betrayal, and general nastiness IN certain cultures, it's the hand you use for 'dirty' things. It means she is not to be trusted, and foreshadows her '''''betraying Madoka'''''.]]
12th Jul '16 7:23:03 AM Nepeta
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* [[spoiler: If Madoka eventually becomes a witch herself even as a god, what would happen to her labrinth?]] She's already using it. Her labrinth is her own version of heaven. This is another reason she [[spoiler: caused the paradox to cease her existence.]] This is also why the bodies of [[spoiler: all the magical girls disappear along with their soul gems in the end.]] She's not destroying them, she's taking them with her.

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* [[spoiler: If Madoka eventually becomes a witch herself even as a god, what would happen to her labrinth?]] She's already using it. Her labrinth is [[LotusEaterMachine her own version of heaven.heaven]]. This is another reason she [[spoiler: caused the paradox to cease her existence.]] This is also why the bodies of [[spoiler: all the magical girls disappear along with their soul gems in the end.]] She's not destroying them, [[WellIntentionedExtremist she's taking them with her.her]].
12th Jul '16 7:03:43 AM Nepeta
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* Sayaka's swords are too big for her hands, and she often seems to have a hard time getting her fingers around the hilt. Why? Because a Puella Magi's weapons and outfit are based on what they think is cool - hence why TheCape gets a cape, the pastor's daughter gets a robe, TheOjou gets a ballgown, and the EmoTeen gets a longcoat. Sayaka's idea of a sword is the toy swords she would have played with as a kid, which are often oversized for a kid's hands.

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* Sayaka's swords are too big for her hands, and she often seems to have a hard time getting her fingers around the hilt. Why? Because a Puella Magi's weapons and outfit are based on what they think is cool - hence why TheCape gets a cape, the hunter girl gets a dirndl, the pastor's daughter gets a robe, TheOjou gets a ballgown, and the EmoTeen gets a longcoat. Sayaka's idea of a sword is the toy swords she would have played with as a kid, which are often oversized for a kid's hands.
7th Jul '16 6:02:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* WordOfGod (as seen [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Megami_Magazine_2011-07 here]]) reveals that Mami's wish was [[spoiler: "to connect lives"]]. --It's a mistranslation, but the phase "connect lives" can still apply to Mami given her [[CoolBigSis role]] [[TheObiWan in the show]]. She was introduced saving Madoka and Sayaka from a witch. [[spoiler: Episode 10 reveals that she along with Madoka saved Homura from a witch in the first timeline.]] Also she once acted as sempai to Kyoko before the latter became cynical according to the 3rd CD drama. The spinoff Kazumi Magica further expands this by showing that Mami saved Kazumi who would in turn save the other girls who would form the Pleaides Saints and even emulate Mami's attack style and habit of CallingTheirAttacks.

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* WordOfGod (as seen [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Megami_Magazine_2011-07 here]]) reveals that Mami's wish was [[spoiler: "to connect lives"]]. --It's a mistranslation, but the phase "connect lives" can still apply to Mami given her [[CoolBigSis role]] [[TheObiWan role in the show]]. She was introduced saving Madoka and Sayaka from a witch. [[spoiler: Episode 10 reveals that she along with Madoka saved Homura from a witch in the first timeline.]] Also she once acted as sempai to Kyoko before the latter became cynical according to the 3rd CD drama. The spinoff Kazumi Magica further expands this by showing that Mami saved Kazumi who would in turn save the other girls who would form the Pleaides Saints and even emulate Mami's attack style and habit of CallingTheirAttacks.
20th Jun '16 12:19:46 PM hillo315
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* Kyubey has emotions. Not the entire spectrum that's normal for humans, but rather only some primitive ones that would be highly valued for pure survival benefits. For example, Kyubey can't feel happy or sad or angry or anything like that. Nor can he feel wistful, or bored. But he *can* feel simple satisfaction, disappointment, fear, etc.
4th May '16 6:29:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** What the magic is doing is ''healing'' the universe; the inevitable increase in entropy is ''rotting'' it. Energy ''is'' changing form without overall increasing or decreasing, as outlined by the First Law of Thermodynamics (EquivalentExchange); according the ''Second'' Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy), it will never be a 100% perfect conversion into work, with some energy changing from being localized to randomly dispersed (mostly as heat). It might make more sense if you replace "the universe is losing energy" with "the universe is ageing/decaying/degenerating until it becomes too old and inefficient to sustain life" (which is pretty much what the Heat Death is about), and "adding more energy" with "the souls of magical girls (who can of course symbolize youth and fertility) reverse the process of energy decay, returning energy to a better, less entropic form, and provide some sort of ''Philosopher's Stone'' for this universe in order to rejuvenate itself". Finally, the laws of Thermodynamics don't matter too much, because Magic could break whatever natural laws it wanted, which is why it's so valuable. It's basically [[GurrenLagann Spiral Power]].
*** It may be a bit of Fridge Horror, but isn't the Kyubeians' {{plan}} eventually leading up to the [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Nemesis]]? That was the first thing I thought of with the whole entropy speech.

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** What the magic is doing is ''healing'' the universe; the inevitable increase in entropy is ''rotting'' it. Energy ''is'' changing form without overall increasing or decreasing, as outlined by the First Law of Thermodynamics (EquivalentExchange); according the ''Second'' Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy), it will never be a 100% perfect conversion into work, with some energy changing from being localized to randomly dispersed (mostly as heat). It might make more sense if you replace "the universe is losing energy" with "the universe is ageing/decaying/degenerating until it becomes too old and inefficient to sustain life" (which is pretty much what the Heat Death is about), and "adding more energy" with "the souls of magical girls (who can of course symbolize youth and fertility) reverse the process of energy decay, returning energy to a better, less entropic form, and provide some sort of ''Philosopher's Stone'' for this universe in order to rejuvenate itself". Finally, the laws of Thermodynamics don't matter too much, because Magic could break whatever natural laws it wanted, which is why it's so valuable. It's basically [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Power]].
*** It may be a bit of Fridge Horror, but isn't the Kyubeians' {{plan}} eventually leading up to the [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Spiral Nemesis]]? That was the first thing I thought of with the whole entropy speech.
1st May '16 10:34:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII A time-]][[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry traveling]] [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi witch?]]

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*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII A time-]][[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry traveling]] [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry witch?]]
24th Apr '16 2:06:19 AM aye_amber
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* [[http://mangafigures.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/review-mahou-shoujo-madoka-magica-akemi-homura-good-smile-company-figure-00c.jpg Homura's magical girl uniform]] and [[http://images.puella-magi.net/5/51/Madoka_Chara_Sheet.jpg?20110119210900 the Mitakihara uniform]] look very similar. Makes sense that [[spoiler: since Homura's wish was for Madoka, her magical girl outfit would be something that she'd associate with her.]]

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* [[http://mangafigures.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/review-mahou-shoujo-madoka-magica-akemi-homura-good-smile-company-figure-00c.jpg Homura's magical girl uniform]] and [[http://images.puella-magi.net/5/51/Madoka_Chara_Sheet.jpg?20110119210900 [[http://i.imgur.com/QsQtLfO.jpg the Mitakihara uniform]] look very similar. Makes sense that [[spoiler: since Homura's wish was for Madoka, her magical girl outfit would be something that she'd associate with her.]]
16th Apr '16 1:27:03 PM fumine
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** The symbolism is also present in Madoka's [[spoiler:final attack against Walpurgis Night, where her arrow of light splits into countless ones that descend like shooting stars]]. Bonus points that when Madoka [[spoiler: appears out of said arrows, she does grant the magical girls' wishes to not end as a witch]].
10th Apr '16 1:48:02 AM PurpleAlert
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**** On top of ''that'', that wish doesn't create the time paradox that Madoka's did. Madoka's wish only recreates the universe because her wish was retroactive: since Madoka was able to defeat her own witch, placing her in a state of dual existence (as both a witch in the physical world and a magical girl outside of time), the universe had to be restructured to resolve that paradox. The wish to avert a future event doesn't have that, which means the magical girl who wishes for it would become an EldritchAbomination the size of ''multiple galaxies''. Gretchen was able to use celestial bodies for her ''eyeballs'', imagine something ''two hundred billion times'' that size. That's reason enough for the Incubators to never want that to happen.
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