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14th Aug '17 3:16:36 AM SeveralCakes
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* Going off the question above about a theoretical girl whose wish was to be a boy, would transgender girls have a chance to become magical girls? Would Kyubey seek them out for wishes, would they have to be the recipient of a wish, or are they simply out of luck?

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* Going off the question above about a theoretical girl whose wish was to be a boy, would transgender girls have a chance to become magical girls? Would Kyubey seek them out for wishes, would they have to be the recipient of a wish, or are they simply out of luck?luck?
* Why doesn't Homura enchant any of her weapons?
9th Aug '17 5:57:03 PM LadySeleneOfEquestria
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*** Or, Walpurgisnacht does spawn the tree consistently; that's what happens if it reaches the shelter. The reason it didn't appear in episode 12 is because it didn't get that far before Madoka stopped it.

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*** Or, Walpurgisnacht does spawn the tree consistently; that's what happens if it reaches the shelter. The reason it didn't appear in episode 12 is because it didn't get that far before Madoka stopped it.it.
* Going off the question above about a theoretical girl whose wish was to be a boy, would transgender girls have a chance to become magical girls? Would Kyubey seek them out for wishes, would they have to be the recipient of a wish, or are they simply out of luck?
9th Aug '17 12:24:55 PM H.N.Levian
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**** Also, a lot of questions about how energy is supposed to work (i.e. the energy that should be necessary to contain energy in the first place) can be Handwaved with the simple fact that magical energy specifically doesn't follow the known laws of thermodynamics.
9th Aug '17 12:21:47 PM H.N.Levian
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**** I would assume that stopping the aging consumes more energy than letting it happen, because then the magic has to correct for all of the other bodily processes that normally intersect with aging. Singling out specific body functions to shut down without damaging the body isn't as simple as cutting the power to a specific place - the girls are still digesting food and moving muscles and sleeping and things, so extra magic would have to go into limiting the effect of those processes on the body. But anyway, now that Suzune Magica is running it's pretty clear that the girls do age.
22nd Jul '17 11:08:55 PM SeveralCakes
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** I would assume that Walpurgisnacht ''does'' spawn the tree, just not consistently. She doesn't have a barrier, per se, but she does very clearly influence her surroundings magically when she manifests. We know that other witches' barriers aren't static and change their appearance and location, so Walpurgis' influence on the area could similarly be something that varies across manifestations. I mean, besides her, the only other magical being in the area when the tree shows up is Homura - between Homura and Walpurgis, it just seems more likely that Walpurgis did it, especially considering that "stage construction" is Walpurgis' whole schtick.

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** I would assume that Walpurgisnacht ''does'' spawn the tree, just not consistently. She doesn't have a barrier, per se, but she does very clearly influence her surroundings magically when she manifests. We know that other witches' barriers aren't static and change their appearance and location, so Walpurgis' influence on the area could similarly be something that varies across manifestations. I mean, besides her, the only other magical being in the area when the tree shows up is Homura - between Homura and Walpurgis, it just seems more likely that Walpurgis did it, especially considering that "stage construction" is Walpurgis' whole schtick.schtick.
*** Or, Walpurgisnacht does spawn the tree consistently; that's what happens if it reaches the shelter. The reason it didn't appear in episode 12 is because it didn't get that far before Madoka stopped it.
21st Jul '17 6:59:51 PM H.N.Levian
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*** I think, for some girls, it would be less about the the transformed soul itself and more about how it was extracted. We normally think of the soul as being our very ''being'' - how degrading would it be to realize that its nature was so drastically changed, that it was ripped out of you so carelessly, ''without you even noticing''? It would be different if girls knew forom the start they were selling their souls - that could be seen as a heroic sacrifice make your dreams come true - but to be ''tricked'' into losing it is an enormous violation.
20th Jul '17 8:41:57 PM h8GWB
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** It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, thus I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl ''in the first place,'' but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs it off after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.

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** It's **It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, thus I'm no longer human, disregarding ''disregarding becoming a magical girl ''in in the first place,'' place'', but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs it off after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') times''). Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.
20th Jul '17 8:38:18 PM h8GWB
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** It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a first place, but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs it off after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.

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** It's **It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. nooooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and thus I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a ''in the first place, place,'' but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs it off after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') '') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.
20th Jul '17 8:33:12 PM h8GWB
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** It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a first place, but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs this of after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.

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** It's **It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a first place, but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs this of it off after a few days, and Homura goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') '') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.
20th Jul '17 8:31:01 PM h8GWB
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** It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a first place, but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs this of after a few days, and Homura just goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit if her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.

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** It's **It's a bit disturbing to see how many may assume and contrite evidence to support Sayaka's view that "Oh nooo. My otherwise intact soul has transferred to a vessel other than its supposed rightful body, and I'm no longer human, disregarding becoming a magical girl on a first place, but an undead zombie monsteeeerr..." This is overlooking the fact there are indeed some girls who find the point moot. Kyouko pretty much just shrugs this of after a few days, and Homura just goes on like nothing has happened (it's not explicit if whether her sanity slippage is due to The Revelation or, you know, ''reliving her only friend's death thousands of times.'') '') Also, Suzune Magica comes to mind. mind. Still doesn't explain why more girls won't come to realize they've just been cursed With AWESOME.
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