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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.
11th Mar '17 9:51:36 AM nombretomado
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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' references. It is obvious due to GenUrobuchi is the script-writer of this series (and author of ''LightNovel/FateZero'') and there are indirect references with some of the characters and abilities. ([[spoiler:For example, with exception of her AlwaysSaveTheGirl trope Homura Akemi is [[{{Expy}} THE Kiritsugu Emiya]] of the story.]]) The timing is perfect for this anime to begin as the ''LightNovel/FateZero'' anime is still in the works; this is maybe considered a very indirect and distant preview despite ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is worked on by a different studio.

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' references. It is obvious due to GenUrobuchi Creator/GenUrobuchi is the script-writer of this series (and author of ''LightNovel/FateZero'') and there are indirect references with some of the characters and abilities. ([[spoiler:For example, with exception of her AlwaysSaveTheGirl trope Homura Akemi is [[{{Expy}} THE Kiritsugu Emiya]] of the story.]]) The timing is perfect for this anime to begin as the ''LightNovel/FateZero'' anime is still in the works; this is maybe considered a very indirect and distant preview despite ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is worked on by a different studio.
25th Jan '17 12:27:42 AM Quasispace
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* Notice that Mami defeats Homura at least twice, despite Homura apparently being a much stronger magical girl, capable of defeating a witch that Mami couldn't in episode 3 with ease. How does Mami manage to do it? Partially because she has element of surprise on her part, with Homura not really expecting either attack, but also because ties Homura up each time. WordOfGod says that [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Megami_Magazine_2011-07 her special talent (based off of the wish she made) is to be able to bind or tie things]]. Each time Mami was attacking with her strongest ability.

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* Notice that Mami defeats Homura at least twice, despite Homura apparently being a much stronger magical girl, capable of defeating a witch that Mami couldn't in episode 3 with ease. How does Mami manage to do it? Partially because she has the element of surprise on her part, surprise, with Homura not really expecting either attack, but also because she ties Homura up each time. WordOfGod says that [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Megami_Magazine_2011-07 her special talent (based off of the wish she made) is to be able to bind or tie things]]. Each time Mami was attacking with her strongest ability.
24th Jan '17 11:27:53 PM Quasispace
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** Plus Homura can, you know [[spoiler: rewind time]]. It's entirely possible for her to actually have a huge cash of grief seeds by [[spoiler: [[SaveScumming going back in time to kill witches she knows will appear and are easy to kill.]]]] Just because we don't see her using them doesn't mean she doesn't.

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** Plus Homura can, you know [[spoiler: rewind time]]. It's entirely possible for her to actually have a huge cash cache of grief seeds by [[spoiler: [[SaveScumming going back in time to kill witches she knows will appear and are easy to kill.]]]] Just because we don't see her using them doesn't mean she doesn't.
13th Nov '16 2:08:21 AM jeddings123
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* [[Amazing Technicolor Hair]] is something a little girl would wish for humans to have, especially other girls around her age.

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* [[Amazing Technicolor Hair]] AmazingTechnicolorHair is something a little girl would wish for humans to have, especially other girls around her age.
13th Nov '16 2:07:25 AM jeddings123
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*[[Amazing Technicolor Hair]] is something a little girl would wish for humans to have, especially other girls around her age.
11th Nov '16 6:12:26 PM PurpleAlert
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*** The factory farm you're describing wouldn't work for the Incubators' purposes anyway. They generate magical girls to fight witches so that they can harvest grief seeds, but in order to create a wish, they have to offer hope to one of them so that it can be converted into despair. That's what the wish does. Without the Wish, there's no magical girl, and if they created a factory farm for humanity so that they could churn out teenage girls, the first thing the girls would wish for is that the factory farm would change or be destroyed because it would be directly responsible for their despair. The way the world works in the show, they don't invest resources into the Earth, they're letting humanity build their own civilization so that they don't lose anything when it improves through magical girls' wishes.
6th Nov '16 11:58:11 AM Romzar
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** For recruitment quantity and [[spoiler: energy extraction from emotional wishes]], teenager are probably the best age group to go for. Children would be more easy to recruit since they'd be even less likely to ask questions about the deal and just go in for a wish, plus they'd have few or no reservations about trusting a RidiculouslyCuteCritter like Kyubey. However, their wishes would probably have less emotional attachment to them and more focus on physical gain so [[spoiler: so the Incubators wouldn't get that much energy out of them. Kids are also known for being resilient, meaning they'd probably be less likely to fall into the DespairEventHorizon needed for them to fall into witches.]] On a more horrifying note, children wouldn't fare too well against witches either dying quickly or becoming too frightened to fight. Adults, on the other hand would fare better in a witch fight, but they would be harder to recruit since they would be less trusting and more suspicious of Kyubey's cutesy design and more prone to asking questions Kyubey would rather not divulge answers to.

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** For recruitment quantity and [[spoiler: energy extraction from emotional wishes]], teenager are probably the best age group to go for. Children would be more easy to recruit since they'd be even less likely to ask questions about the deal and just go in for a wish, plus they'd have few or no reservations about trusting a RidiculouslyCuteCritter like Kyubey. However, their wishes would probably have less emotional attachment to them and more focus on physical gain so [[spoiler: so the Incubators wouldn't get that much energy out of them. Kids are also known for being resilient, meaning they'd probably be less likely to fall into the DespairEventHorizon needed for them to fall into witches.]] On a more horrifying note, children wouldn't fare too well against witches either dying quickly or becoming too frightened to fight. Adults, on the other hand would fare better in a witch fight, but they would be harder to recruit since they would be less trusting and more suspicious of Kyubey's cutesy design and more prone to asking questions Kyubey would rather not divulge answers to.
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