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* AbortedArc: Toward the end, many plotlines had to be cut short due to the manga ending prematurely.
** The Nightmare Circus, which might have finally given Zazie some character development, was cut due to the Chao arc taking more time than Akamatsu expected.
** There was apparently supposed to be a story during Christmas following the Magical World arc, where Fuuka and Fumika would meet two animals who turned out to be magic princes in disguise [[spoiler: that the two would eventually marry. Also, Fuuka and Fumika would have made their Pactios with Negi during this time]]. The events did happen and are still mentioned, but were never actually shown.
** Saving [[spoiler: Nagi]] from the Lifemaker. [[spoiler: Nagi appears alive and well in the final chapter, and it is mentioned that he was saved from the Lifemaker through the effort of Negi and his 31 students, and healed by Konoka's magic. However, like with the Chrismas story about Fuuka and Fumika, it is mentioned but never shown.]]
* AbridgedSeries: [[NegimaTheAbridgedSeries Look no further.]]
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Setsuna slices a ball of iron in half with her sword and doesn't even notice.
* AcademyOfAdventure: [[ElaborateUniversityHigh Mahora]].
* AccidentalPervert: Happens often to Negi. A good example is chapter 251, where Negi accidentally destroys the clothes of all the girls in the area because he's too powerful.
* ActionGirl: Too many to count. Basically - a good portion of Class 2/3-A and some non 2/3-A girls and many non-Mahora girls.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Chachamaru in chapter 337, by way of FantasticArousal.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Has its [[DyeJob/MahouSenseiNegima own page]].
* AdjectiveNounFred: ''Mahou Sensei Negi(ma)'' (Magical Teacher Negima). Although the protagonist's name is "Negi", not "Negima", the "ma" is there to make a pun regarding a dish involving green onions by the name of ''negimaki''[[note]]And yes, we know that the dish's name is [[WildMassGuessing suspiciously similar]] to a hypothetical PortmanteauCoupleName of the protagonist and a particular member of his harem.[[/note]].
* AesopAmnesia: Setsuna has to learn over and over that it's okay for her to both want to be happy and to want to protect Konoka. She learns it at the end of the Kyoto arc, during the Mahorafest tournament, gets an EvilCounterpart that makes her angst about it again and post Magic World she ''still'' doesn't get it.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Happens on both sides of the spectrum, from the girls' frequently donning loli bodies and clothing to the [[MaisonIkkoku Akemi-esque]] way Eva lounges around in outfits that are not suitable for a ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld seemingly]]) ten-year-old girl.
* AggressiveNegotiations: Negi and Fate almost invoke this, over [[SeriousBusiness whether or not tea or coffee is better.]] They end up fighting anyway.
* AirJousting: A frequent element of the series' often high-flying magical battles.
* [[SpaceWhale Air Whales]]: The standard aircraft of the Mundus Magicus, probably because [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld blimps]] were too mundane. They also come in various other fish-like shapes.
* AlchemyIsMagic: Alchemy has shown up in Negima -- specifically, the back of volume 21 has about two pages of text describing the history of alchemy and its relationship to "ixir", as it's called in the Magical World.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The Mahora festival, when several thousand {{Muggles}} were roped into fighting an army of demon-powered robots and [[HumongousMecha mechas]] under the pretence of a giant role-playing game. Of course, the weapons used were [[ClothingDamage only harmful to modesty]]. Also, the fight at Cinema Village. The comment "Is this for a movie?" was commonly seen in the background. This was used in the Magic Worlds as well, especially during the fight with Fate's minions in Ostia. The comment "Are they doing a movie?" is often seen in the background, said by various demons, anthropomorphic animals, and other magical creatures.
* AlternateCharacterReading: Spell names are written in kanji, while their Latin/Greek/whatever pronunciation is shown in furigana. The later anime replicate this by usually having the characters say the Japanese reading while the foreign pronunciation is said simultaneously in an echoey and quieter back track.
* AlternativeCalendar: The Magical World has a separate calendar, probably because [[spoiler:it's Mars. Which does have a different orbit around the sun, after all]].
* AlwaysInClassOne: They're in class 2-A, then move to class 3-A early on. Justified as Mahora Academy does not do class shuffling.
* AmplifierArtifact: The Pactio artifacts, in addition to their individual capabilities.
* AmusingInjuries: This is the guy who wrote ''LoveHina'', after all, although it's a bit less prevalent here due to the vastly increased likelihood of not-so-amusing injuries post-GenreShift.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler:nearly all the "[[ArtificialHuman puppets]]" of the old Cosmo Entelechia. Since they keep regenerating ''and'' are protected by powerful barriers, Eva froze everything else around them which keeps them trapped but conscious for all eternity]].
* AnotherDimension:
** Mundus Magicus is [[spoiler: technically an alternate plane of reality anchored to and templated on Mars.]]
** Jack Rakan breaks out of an infinite trap dimension. When asked how, he replies he [[IndyPloy "just kinda went for it."]]
* ArcNumber: Prime numbers seem to be very important to magic, especially when it comes to the "arrows of whatever." Those are usually cast as prime numbers (or 1). In particular 67[[note]]how many million mages there are on earth[[/note]] and 31[[note]]the number of students in Negi's class[[/note]] tend to pop up regularly.
* ArcWords: "[[IAmYourOpponent I shall be your opponent]]," and "a little bit of courage" (referencing the page quote) to a lesser extent.
** "You could... save the world" definitely takes on a new meaning between when it's first said and the end of the arc.
** Variations on "Always keep moving forward" also tend to crop up in plot-important moments.
* ArrowCam: In an early episode of ''Negima!'', we have an ArrowCam without an arrow as Negi mentally homes in on his lost wizard's staff.
* ArtEvolution: To some extent [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wcJggvyZXx4/Tl4LjPAJ_2I/AAAAAAAAW_k/HR0DRUKWDZA/s1600/Negima+2003+to+2011.jpg within the series itself]], but especially when compared with ''LoveHina''.
** The general effect makes [[https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hChM9l6xdss/ToUOJTqG3OI/AAAAAAAAAU4/X31A3VVfKhU/s800/339vs27_1.png everyone]] [[https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8C-HQL8g8R4/ToUOMgnmHZI/AAAAAAAAAU8/enKfbl2sSuA/s800/339vs27_2.png look]] [[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZjpjkbR1ZHI/ToUOOWsIV7I/AAAAAAAAAVA/18BUN61fsr0/s800/339vs27_3.png older]].
* ArtShift: Humorous -- Makie in the infirmary after her "vampire attack".
* AssShove: A RunningGag is Chizuru's attempts to test out a folk remedy for fevers, which involves shoving a spring onion up the sick person's ass[[note]]as if having a fever wasn't bad enough already[[/note]]. Kotaro and Natsumi are understandably terrified of her. [[spoiler:She finally gets to do it in chapter 348.]] This doubles as a StealthPun since a spring onion in Japanese is "Negi"
* AttackAttackAttack: Rakan has a tendency to do this, but unlike some characters who use this trope, he generally tends to get away with it sheerly due to his power. This is also how Fate's minions usually operate, and it [[CurbStompBattle hasn't gone too well]].
* AuthorAppeal: KenAkamatsu is ''really'' into Cosplay, and rarely passes up opportunities to dress the characters in various costumes.
* AuthorAvatar: Briefly, in the first anime.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The pactio cards allow telepathy between users -- but in addition to a limited range, it can be blocked very easily. As Negi puts it, "Isn't a cell phone easier?"
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: As of chapter 355, Fuuka and Fumika were one of the first from Class 3-A to marry, having married twin boys, and both had one daughter each. Chizuru, running a day care herself, seems to love spoiling them.]]
* BadassCrew:
** The Ala Rubra. It ''did'' contain the WorldsStrongestMan and his rival.
** Ala Alba qualifies as well, as evidenced during the governor's ball, among many other occasions.
* BadassFamily: Negi, Nagi, [[spoiler:Chao, Arika and Asuna. Some of them benefit from RoyalBlood magic]]. If we really stretch, [[spoiler:Chachamaru is also a part, given that she considers Chao to be her parent.]]
** Also apparently [[spoiler:Lifemaker]]. Which would make [[spoiler:Fate]] also a member in a sense since [[spoiler:the Lifemaker created him]]
* BadassNormal: Surprisingly enough Nagi qualifies, saving Arika from a pit full of monsters without being able to use his magic.
** The same can be said for Evangeline -- even at her weakest, without her magic and using only the strength of a ten year old girl, she can still toss around full grown fighters using pure martial skill perfected over a century.
* BadFuture: The ''Eight Days Later'' arc. [[spoiler:Chao]]'s future is likely another example, though Mana claims that the tragedy she's trying so hard to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]] is no worse than any of the little tragedies that happen every day. [[spoiler: Mana turns out to be totally wrong; the disaster is the complete collapse of the Magic World]].
* BalloonBelly: The result of Makie "helping" Negi prepare for Evangeline's training.
* BallroomBlitz: When Cosmo Entelecheia crashes the Governor's Ball.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Nipples an other anatomical details are never shown. This is lampshaded in Volume 0.
* BattleAura: Have started appearing around various characters since the GenreShift.
* BattleCouple: This is what most Mage-Partner relationships turn into after forming a permanent contract. Unless it's between two guys, in which case you get BashBrothers.
* BattleHarem: Over 20 women, practically all of whom have become {{Little Miss Badass}}es.
* BattleInTheRain: Negi vs. Wilhelm.
* BeachEpisode: The Spring OVA.
* BeamOWar:
** Negi vs. Eva; later Negi vs. [[spoiler:Chao]] as well.
** Played with in the Negi vs [[spoiler: Chao]] battle. One would expect the battle to be won by overwhelming power and HeroicResolve, but here it's decided by superior battle experience. [[spoiler: While Chao's spell was more powerful than the one Negi used, Negi's spell had a shorter incantation and covered about two-thirds of the distance between him and Chao before she was able to launch her attack, immediately putting her on the defensive and [[HeroicRROD critically over-straining her artificial magical abilities]].)]]
** Subverted in Negi vs. [[spoiler:Rakan]]: Negi pours all of his magical energy into one gigantic attack and taunts his opponent into doing the same for a contest of strength. [[spoiler:Instead of launching his attack, Negi absorbs both his own spell and his opponent's blast and uses the assimilated power to wale on Rakan.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: On the contrary; Chief Mama one of the nicest people in Mundus Magicus... so long as you're on her good side.
* BelligerentSexualTension:
** Natsumi has a thing for Kotaro, who is most oblivious and views her as a sister but has the classic shounen protagonist JerkWithAHeartOfGold thing going for him. Since the former is an immature {{Tsundere}} and the latter is a kid, it develops slowly.
** Flashbacks reveal that [[spoiler:Nagi and Princess Arika]] had this type of relationship. He was an [[IdiotHero idiotic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold who [[ChivalrousPervert always complimented her boobs]] and she was a Type A {{Tsundere}} who had no patience for stupidity and didn't allow herself to express feelings [[spoiler:as a member of the royal family]].
* BerserkButton:
** Do not hurt or even talk about hurting Konoka in front of Setsuna. And while she doesn't react as strongly as Setsuna, you won't score any points with Asuna either.
** Don't threaten any of Negi's students while he's around.
** If Evangeline is around, just let Negi beat you because if you hurt him she WILL kick your ass.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice:
** InUniverse example, played absolutely literally in the first chapter, which features Asuna getting stripped twice in front of Takahata. Despite the fact he's known her since she was a little child, in chapter 1 is the result when Asuna gets Negi to read his mind to see what he thinks about her.
** Also, Takane's constant ClothingDamage has become a running joke. Everyone just says "Ohh...the stripper" when she introduces herself, and even she's started thinking of herself this way on chapter 165.
*** Chapter 304 Seems to be a Shadow Mage thing...
* BeyondTheImpossible:
** After [[spoiler:Rakan]] died, he came back to life through his [[HeroicSpirit fighting spirit]]. [[spoiler:Then he did more or less the same thing again after he'd been killed a second time.]]
** At least two of Negi's Pactios qualify as this:
*** First was with [[spoiler: Chachamaru]], proving that flesh and blood are not [[spoiler: requisites for a soul]] -- possibly by sheer force of will.
*** The other was with [[spoiler: Ayaka]], of all people, proving that PowerOfLove can ''cause a [[MagicMisfire Pactio Backfire]]'' if left unchecked. Despite her lack of magic power, her love almost made her the dominant member of the contract.
* {{BFS}}: Asuna and Setsuna, but Rakan takes the title with his Battleship Slicing Sword. No prizes for guessing what he uses it for.
** Less-straight examples of the trope: Kaede's FuumaShuriken, Chachazero's butcher knife (she's less than a foot tall, making the weapon-to-wielder ratio pretty high), and Ku Fei's [[spoiler:pactio staff -- which can grow to gigantic proportions]]. Also the bound swords used by Ariadne Valkyries, which are closer to spears.
** Negi can throw Big Freakin Lightning Spears at people now.
* BigBraToFill: The live action adaptation didn't quite get some of the girls' proportions right.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Magic World's wildlife is unusual, to say the least.
* BigDamnHeroes: Happened once in the Kyoto arc. Has happened ''many'' times in the Magic World.
** Kotaro saving Negi's ass near the end of the Festival Arc.
** Humorous variation: Negi getting saved by Nitta-Sensei when the class is trying to get him to cosplay in chapter 73.
** Chapter 331: [[spoiler: Albireo Imma, Eishun Konoe, the Principal, Takahata, Kurt Godel, and JACK RAKAN all show up alongside Eva]] for a High Noon style showdown with the BigBad's minions.
** Chapter 334: [[spoiler: Asuna herself, rescuing Negi from the Lifemaker]].
** Chapter 342: [[spoiler: Negi fights Evangeline, both using Magia Erebea. Negi's about to receive the final blow that will knock him straight out. Problem is, Asuna's fan kinda screws up Evangeline's plans.]]
* BigFancyHouse:
** Ayaka, befitting her status as the rich girl.
** Examples of Big Houses that are symbols of power rather than wealth: Konoka's temple complex, Eva's resort and castle, and Albireo's "house" in chapter 163.
* {{Bishonen}}: Negi in his teenage form ([[LampshadeHanging used as a chapter title]], even). Also a number of the members of Ala Rubra, including Nagi and Konoka's dad.
** The one guy ''no one expected'' was [[spoiler: Dynamis]] himself.
* BitingTheHandkerchief
* BlackComedyRape: Typically subverted, i.e. when Setsuna and Negi are talking about avenging [[spoiler:Asuna]]'s honor when they find her naked and trembling. (She was actually tickled into submission after [[spoiler:Fate's Petrification only worked on her clothing]].)
* BlackMagic: There's a DeadlyUpgrade explicitly called "black magic" in the manga, mostly because it's fueled by dark emotions. It's perfect for mopey worry wart Negi.
* BlandNameProduct: Starbooks Coffee, among many others.
* BlankFaceOfShame: After [[spoiler:Asuna's tragically unexpected and sudden death]] at the [[GeckoEnding end]] of the first animated adaption, Konoka is shown sitting alone, her bangs obscuring her eyes and the rest of her face a near-blank.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Find a chapter where this DOESN'T happen. Go ahead.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands:
** There is a spell specifically designed to do this, roughly equivalent to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'''s "Expelliarmus". However, it also blasts [[ClothingDamage clothing off of their bodies]], for [[FanService obvious reasons.]]
** When Negi accidentally overpowers it with black magic in the Magic World, it nudifies everyone in the vicinity.
* BlatantLies:
** It's all CGI. Honest.
** During Misora's hilarious attempt to attempt to deny her identity, big glowing letters appear above her head proclaiming her name. In chapter 110, "Geh, what's with this caption!? [[MediumAwareness Shush, shush!"]]
* BloodlessCarnage: The series generally adhered to this until the beginning of the Magic World arc.[[spoiler: Negi gets impaled by a stone spear, complete with enormous blood loss and the obligatory BloodFromTheMouth]].
* BloodOath: Implied[[note]]Directly stated in Del Rey's English translation, but it's unknown if this is canon[[/note]] to be the preferred way of forming pactios when kissing would be...unpleasant.
* BlueWithShock: Happens quite often.
* BoardingSchool: Mahora.
* BossBonanza: With all the video game references {{Ken Akamatsu}} throws at us the {{The Very Definitely Final Dungeon}} has one side people fighting the horde of monsters and the {{Boss Bonanza}} while the other team performs a {{Stealth Based Mission}}. The diagram on the situation is to be seen on chapter 292. On the fighting side they face:
** RecurringBoss PsychoLesbian Tsukuyomi.
** TimeStandsStill Koyomi and [[GoingCommando Tamaki]].
** DreadfulMusician Shirabe
** HotBlooded LargeHam Dynamis.
** [[TheRival Fate]] and clones.
** PlayingWithFire Homura.
* BossSubtitles: Most of the characters get one in chapter 300, see trivia page
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the preview for episode 4:
-->''Asuna'': Hey... what's going on in this preview... *gasp*... you perv! Turn it off!
* BreakTheHaughty: Several times -- Eva/Nagi, Kotaro/Negi (first meeting), Fate/Negi&[[spoiler:Eva]] (the fight on the dock), etc
* BreastExpansion: A breast inflation spell has been used ''twice'' -- [[HilarityEnsues the results are hilarious]].
* BreastPlate: Both played straight and interestingly subverted. While within the manga canon, Asuna is occasionally given armor that fits this trope, some of the side artwork includes her in very fetching, but still perfectly normal, armor.
* BreatherEpisode: The infamous "Chichigami-sama" FuroScene in the magic world. They even say so in the first panel.
* BrickJoke: Rakan creates the Eternal Negi Fever as a (ridiculously over-the-top) finishing move for Negi to use. Guess who ends up using it during their fight.
** Also, Makie and her lack of worries.
** Chamo's Ordered Equipment. Later, there is a scene in the background, where some magic knights talk about the missing equipment...
** "If there is 4 or 5 like him, it would be horrible-aru." Indeed, Ku-fei, indeed!
** The telephone punch. Fate was watching after all.
** "I told you I'm a coffee person."
** Chao Lingshen's Family History.
* BridalCarry: Setsuna carries Konoka this way all the time, including on most promotional artwork.
** When attacked by tanks in the Mahora Sports Festival, Negi carries Iincho to safety like this. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She has a nosebleed and claims to be able to die with no regrets]].
* BucketBoobyTrap: In the very first chapter of the manga.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull:
** The magic activation keys, as well as the artifact-summoning "adeat!"
** Anya Cocolova: Fortis La Tius Lilith Lilioth
** Chao Lingshen: Last Tale My Magic Skill Magister (it's possible that it's actually a deformation of Negi's, even an unintentional one)
** Collet Farandole: Anet Ti Net Garnet
** Emily Sevensheep: Tarot Carrot Charlotte
** Evangeline Athanasia Katherine "Kitty" [=McDowell=]: Lic Lac La Lac Lilac
** Fate Averruncus: Vishtal Rishtal Vangeit
** Mei Sakura: Maple Naple á la Mode
** Megumi "Nutmeg" Natsume: Rap Tjap La Tjap Ragpur
** Negi Springfield: Ras Tel Ma Scir Magister
** Yue Ayase: Vor So Kratika Socratica
** Nagi "Thousand Master" Springfield: Man Man Terro Terro
* BunniesForCuteness
** Negi Springfield wears a bunny costume during a part of the festival arc. While he is wearing the outfit, his normally serious behavior is replaced with childish enthusiasm, and other characters comment on how cute the outfit makes him.
** Nodoka sometimes wears a bunny backpack as a cute accessory to her adventuring outfit.
* CardsOfPower: The Pactio Cards provide the recipient with personality-based magical powers, which given the Magister's power, can actually be pretty powerful themselves. Anything from a MagicalComputer to a giant weaponized paper fan to a mind-reading book are possible.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** Parodied by Rakan, including using an attack, named Eternal Negi Fever, on Negi. An attack which he originally developed as a finishing move ''for'' Negi and the "For the hell of it Right-Hand Punch".
** Also of note in that many of the fighters use "silent incantations," so they aren't actually ''saying'' anything, but the name of the attack still appears so that the readers know what's going on.
** There was also the fighter in the Mahora Tournament that specifically asked if this was okay.
** Most recent one of note? On chapter 328, STUPID DAD PUNCH!!!
* CallOnMe: Chisame's rescue from the clothes-eating monster.
* TheCameo: The Mahora Budokai Arc has quite a few fighting game characters show up in the crowd, such as Athena Asamiya, Terry Bogard, Akuma, Yashiro Nanase, Chris, Hugo, and M. Bison
* CannotSpitItOut: Everyone to Negi's "Is this my mother?" question. Until Rakan just tosses the answer out there with very little build up.
* CassandraTruth: Chao's "joke". She even repeats it a few times.
** Also, Negi's attempts to warn everyone of the impending Festival disaster.
* CatapultNightmare: Evangeline does this after she gets a fever dream about the Thousand Master.
** Negi himself goes through this after [[spoiler: his defeat and seperation from his students at the hands of Fate]] which causes him to have nightmares of his students being murdered while he's seperated.
* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: [[spoiler: Luna/Shiori]] does this to Negi so that she can discuss Fate's plans.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In chapter 337, Eva walks in on Chachamaru [[FantasticArousal winding herself up]] while calling out Negi's name.
* CensorSteam: Occasionally used instead of BarbieDollAnatomy.
* CerebusSyndrome: Intentionally, as a WriterRevolt.
* ChainOfCommand: Slaver collars go "zap".
* CharacterMagneticTeam: At this point, more than half of the class is part of Negi's unofficial 'team'.
* ChekhovsArmoury: The class roster. Both the the students' clubs (everything from [[IntrepidReporter News Club]] to [[TeenGenius Quantum Physics Research Society]]) and Takamichi's notes, such as the one that singles out Eva as a bigger problem than Negi may be able to handle on his own.
* CherryBlossoms: Even though it's not a cherry tree... similarly, rose blossom petals are used for a similar effect in an imaginary moment.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Konoka and Setsuna.
* ChildishPillowFight: During their Kyoto vacation/[[ClassTrip school field trip]], several of the girls of 3-A had an [[CookingDuel epic pillow fight]] with Negi's kiss as the prize. Despite what you may assume from the previous sentence, very little of it was used as FetishFuel. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pillow_Fight.jpg Also take note that the girls will indulge in the occasional pillow fight given the opportunity]].
* ChunkyUpdraft: Used regularly whenever a BattleAura shows up.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Invoked by Konoka, who said that she can [[WhiteMagic heal anything]] with her artifact so long as their heads doesn't get splattered [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant "Like a tomato!"]]
* ClarkKenting: Justified, as they use ''magic'' glasses.
* ClassTrip: Kyoto Arc.
* ClearMyName: Magical World Arc.
* ClimacticBattleResurrection: After [[spoiler: Negi and Asuna defeat the Lifemaker, Asuna uses the Code bring back everyone erased by Cosmo Entelecheia.]]
* ClothingDamage: Happens quite often.
** One of the only two weapons used by the robot army after the Tournament arc is a laser that only destroys clothing.
** The accompanying unsealed demons are bound by "scientific devices" that restrict their powers to the same.
** A clothing eating octopus appears briefly to sexually harass the poor [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]].
** The ''Flans Exarmatio'' spell exists solely for this trope. Negi tends to cast it by accident whenever he [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes]], and a magical all-girls school that features later uses it in an athletic broom contest. It's technical use is to disarm opponents, but it seems to have a very vague idea of what constitutes a "weapon".
** When Fate attempts to petrify Asuna during the Kyoto arc, her magic cancel renders her immune to its effects. Her ''clothes'', however, were ''not'' protected, and promptly shatter when she moves.
** Asuna eventually becomes so used to being a victim of this trope she's built up an immunity to DefeatByModesty.
** In Chapter 277, [[spoiler: Yue gets her clothes damaged by a beam that pierced through her and Emily. Rather than treated as fanservice, this is treated as a plot point due to the fact that only Yue's clothes disintegrate while Emily herself disappears.]]
* CombatTentacles: Kagetarou
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: A source of both comedy and {{Fanservice}}.
* ComingOfAgeStory: It follows Negi as he starts to make the transition from boy to man. [[ImprobableAge At the ripe old age of ten.]]
* CompressedAdaptation: Pretty much any of the adaptations that aren't alternate continuities.
* ConceptArtGallery: A few pages at the end of each tankoubon.
* {{Confessional}}: The girls and Negi spend two chapters going to a confessional, manned by a disguised [[ChurchMilitant Misora]]. They unload their anguish, from GenkiGirl Makie's worry about having no worries to Negi's deep existential angst, in passing by Setsuna's questions about kissing girls (this is for her to have a pactio and not sexual in nature... [[BodyguardCrush probably.]]). None of it sounded like a true confessional session, of course.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Both played straight and inverted.
* ContinuityCameo: Chizuru's Apron in Natsu OVA.
* ContinuityLockout: The ''Ala Alba'' and ''Another World'' animated adaptations assume that viewers have read the first 23+ volumes of the manga, as they were released alongside them. Anyone watching just the anime would be quite confused.
* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts: Averted with Nodoka - when she reads minds with her artifact she has to ask what she wants to know to cause them to think about it.
* ConvenientlySeated: All the students in Negi's class.
* CookingDuel: The pillow fight during the Kyoto Arc.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The typical punishment for mages who break the masquerade? They turn them into ermines and make them spend a few years in the ermine camp.
* CovertPervert: Nodoka, a mousy ShrinkingViolet who [[HiddenDepths keeps surprising everyone]] in the cast with her boldness, both as an adventurer and in romance. For example, at one point she discovers that she's stuck in a LoveTriangle with her teacher and her best friend Yue. The first solution she comes up with? [[spoiler: Have a threesome.]]
** A more subtle example is Fate. Yes, THAT Fate. He will dress up his AmazonBrigade in {{Meido}} clothes whenever he can (and does the same to [[spoiler: Anya]] at some point), and when he captures [[spoiler: Asuna]], he puts her in a ''really'' skimpy gown.
** Oh, Setsuna Sakurazaki. Her "perfect world" [[spoiler: as described by then Rainyday sisters's LotusEaterMachine]] includes [[SchoolgirlLesbians her crush]] [[BodyguardCrush and charge]] in a NakedApron...
** Also [[{{Ninja}} Kaede]]. Her pactio kiss involves a look that can best be described as predatory. Then she held that kiss for a few panels and giving Negi a rather deliberate MarshmallowHell immediately afterward.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Pops up all over the place.
* CranialEruption: Whenever someone gets a non-serious head injury.
* CreepyDoll: Evangeline has quite a few stacked around in her house. And then there's [[PerversePuppet Chachazero]].
* {{Crossdresser}}: Negi at two points. [[{{Bifauxnen}} Setsuna and Kaede at another]].
* CrossPoppingVeins: Asuna's ExpressiveHair forms into this at one point.
* CrossOver: References to ''LoveHina'' and ''AI Love You''.
* CrystalBall: Anya uses one.
* CulturalCrossReference: "Ku:nel Sanders"
* CurbStompBattle:
** Rakan vs. almost anyone. There was the gladiator match, where he took out two high-ranking fighters with a massive punch that left a giant indentation of his fist in the ground. Also [[spoiler:when Fate's partners all came at him at once at full power... [[GilliganCut it was all over in one panel]] that started with the words "Five minutes later."]]
** Code of the Lifemaker. [[spoiler: It's hard to fight someone who can turn you into scattered flower petals with a word. Unless you're Jack Rakan, in which case you can just conjure up metal replacement limbs when your own get [[RetGone erased]]. And ''write yourself back into existence through sheer force of will.'']]
** Kaede and Setsuna get curb stomped facing [[spoiler: a SuperPoweredEvilSide Negi. Of course, this is for Negi's [[TrainingFromHell training purposes]] but even without holding back, they still get demolished by him.]]
** Kaede, Setsuna, and Mana all get their butts kicked by [[spoiler:Poyo, of all people]].
** And this seems to be the norm for Fate's minions, who, along with the aforementioned incident with Rakan, [[spoiler: suffer setback after setback during their battle with Negi's group -- Koyomi's streak of bad luck continued after Ako and Yuuna double-teamed her, Homura's powers were almost entirely sealed, and Tamaki transforming into a dragon didn't help her any.]]
** [[spoiler:Negi delivers an ''epic'' one to Quartum in Chapter 315, culminating in ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe tearing Quartum in half]]''.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 330: Revived Cosmo Entelechia ([[ArmyOfTheAges all 3 generations]], minus Fate/Tertium) delivers one to Negi, Fate and Ala Alba.]]
** Eva vs pretty much anyone. Unless she decided to go easy on you to let you stand a chance. [[spoiler:Chapter 333 Eva oneshots the entire Cosmo Entelechia minus the Lifemaker]]
** Colonel Sanders vs. Kotaro. Despite his best effort, Kotaro isn't able to inflict any damage to his opponent whatsoever. [[spoiler: Although the reason Kotaro wasn't able to inflict any damage despite landing hits was because Colonel Sanders [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty was cheating]]. [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught He wasn't actually in the ring]], he was using [[DoppelgangerAttack split body technique from outside the ring]] and [[TagTeamTwins replacing his double whenever it got injured]]. Which had the bonus of effectively working as a TeleportSpam, since the doubles could appear wherever in the ring and the one it was replacing vanished as it appeared. That said, with as much of a power difference as there was between Colonel Sanders and Kotaro, Colonel Sanders probably could have curb stomped him even if he hadn't been cheating.]]
* CuteKitten: Except when 1001 of them gang up on you.
* CutenessProximity: Negi, to many, ''many'' people.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Chisame's Artifact gives her the power to physically bring herself into the internet.
* CycleOfRevenge: The motivation for most of the villains in the series and for Negi to a degree as well.
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* AbortedArc: Toward the end, many plotlines had to be cut short due to the manga ending prematurely.
** The Nightmare Circus, which might have finally given Zazie some character development, was cut due to the Chao arc taking more time than Akamatsu expected.
** There was apparently supposed to be a story during Christmas following the Magical World arc, where Fuuka and Fumika would meet two animals who turned out to be magic princes in disguise [[spoiler: that the two would eventually marry. Also, Fuuka and Fumika would have made their Pactios with Negi during this time]]. The events did happen and are still mentioned, but were never actually shown.
** Saving [[spoiler: Nagi]] from the Lifemaker. [[spoiler: Nagi appears alive and well in the final chapter, and it is mentioned that he was saved from the Lifemaker through the effort of Negi and his 31 students, and healed by Konoka's magic. However, like with the Chrismas story about Fuuka and Fumika, it is mentioned but never shown.]]
* AbridgedSeries: [[NegimaTheAbridgedSeries Look no further.]]
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Setsuna slices a ball of iron in half with her sword and doesn't even notice.
* AcademyOfAdventure: [[ElaborateUniversityHigh Mahora]].
* AccidentalPervert: Happens often to Negi. A good example is chapter 251, where Negi accidentally destroys the clothes of all the girls in the area because he's too powerful.
* ActionGirl: Too many to count. Basically - a good portion of Class 2/3-A and some non 2/3-A girls and many non-Mahora girls.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Chachamaru in chapter 337, by way of FantasticArousal.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Has its [[DyeJob/MahouSenseiNegima own page]].
* AdjectiveNounFred: ''Mahou Sensei Negi(ma)'' (Magical Teacher Negima). Although the protagonist's name is "Negi", not "Negima", the "ma" is there to make a pun regarding a dish involving green onions by the name of ''negimaki''[[note]]And yes, we know that the dish's name is [[WildMassGuessing suspiciously similar]] to a hypothetical PortmanteauCoupleName of the protagonist and a particular member of his harem.[[/note]].
* AesopAmnesia: Setsuna has to learn over and over that it's okay for her to both want to be happy and to want to protect Konoka. She learns it at the end of the Kyoto arc, during the Mahorafest tournament, gets an EvilCounterpart that makes her angst about it again and post Magic World she ''still'' doesn't get it.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Happens on both sides of the spectrum, from the girls' frequently donning loli bodies and clothing to the [[MaisonIkkoku Akemi-esque]] way Eva lounges around in outfits that are not suitable for a ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld seemingly]]) ten-year-old girl.
* AggressiveNegotiations: Negi and Fate almost invoke this, over [[SeriousBusiness whether or not tea or coffee is better.]] They end up fighting anyway.
* AirJousting: A frequent element of the series' often high-flying magical battles.
* [[SpaceWhale Air Whales]]: The standard aircraft of the Mundus Magicus, probably because [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld blimps]] were too mundane. They also come in various other fish-like shapes.
* AlchemyIsMagic: Alchemy has shown up in Negima -- specifically, the back of volume 21 has about two pages of text describing the history of alchemy and its relationship to "ixir", as it's called in the Magical World.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The Mahora festival, when several thousand {{Muggles}} were roped into fighting an army of demon-powered robots and [[HumongousMecha mechas]] under the pretence of a giant role-playing game. Of course, the weapons used were [[ClothingDamage only harmful to modesty]]. Also, the fight at Cinema Village. The comment "Is this for a movie?" was commonly seen in the background. This was used in the Magic Worlds as well, especially during the fight with Fate's minions in Ostia. The comment "Are they doing a movie?" is often seen in the background, said by various demons, anthropomorphic animals, and other magical creatures.
* AlternateCharacterReading: Spell names are written in kanji, while their Latin/Greek/whatever pronunciation is shown in furigana. The later anime replicate this by usually having the characters say the Japanese reading while the foreign pronunciation is said simultaneously in an echoey and quieter back track.
* AlternativeCalendar: The Magical World has a separate calendar, probably because [[spoiler:it's Mars. Which does have a different orbit around the sun, after all]].
* AlwaysInClassOne: They're in class 2-A, then move to class 3-A early on. Justified as Mahora Academy does not do class shuffling.
* AmplifierArtifact: The Pactio artifacts, in addition to their individual capabilities.
* AmusingInjuries: This is the guy who wrote ''LoveHina'', after all, although it's a bit less prevalent here due to the vastly increased likelihood of not-so-amusing injuries post-GenreShift.
* AndIMustScream: The fate of [[spoiler:nearly all the "[[ArtificialHuman puppets]]" of the old Cosmo Entelechia. Since they keep regenerating ''and'' are protected by powerful barriers, Eva froze everything else around them which keeps them trapped but conscious for all eternity]].
* AnotherDimension:
** Mundus Magicus is [[spoiler: technically an alternate plane of reality anchored to and templated on Mars.]]
** Jack Rakan breaks out of an infinite trap dimension. When asked how, he replies he [[IndyPloy "just kinda went for it."]]
* ArcNumber: Prime numbers seem to be very important to magic, especially when it comes to the "arrows of whatever." Those are usually cast as prime numbers (or 1). In particular 67[[note]]how many million mages there are on earth[[/note]] and 31[[note]]the number of students in Negi's class[[/note]] tend to pop up regularly.
* ArcWords: "[[IAmYourOpponent I shall be your opponent]]," and "a little bit of courage" (referencing the page quote) to a lesser extent.
** "You could... save the world" definitely takes on a new meaning between when it's first said and the end of the arc.
** Variations on "Always keep moving forward" also tend to crop up in plot-important moments.
* ArrowCam: In an early episode of ''Negima!'', we have an ArrowCam without an arrow as Negi mentally homes in on his lost wizard's staff.
* ArtEvolution: To some extent [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wcJggvyZXx4/Tl4LjPAJ_2I/AAAAAAAAW_k/HR0DRUKWDZA/s1600/Negima+2003+to+2011.jpg within the series itself]], but especially when compared with ''LoveHina''.
** The general effect makes [[https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hChM9l6xdss/ToUOJTqG3OI/AAAAAAAAAU4/X31A3VVfKhU/s800/339vs27_1.png everyone]] [[https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8C-HQL8g8R4/ToUOMgnmHZI/AAAAAAAAAU8/enKfbl2sSuA/s800/339vs27_2.png look]] [[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZjpjkbR1ZHI/ToUOOWsIV7I/AAAAAAAAAVA/18BUN61fsr0/s800/339vs27_3.png older]].
* ArtShift: Humorous -- Makie in the infirmary after her "vampire attack".
* AssShove: A RunningGag is Chizuru's attempts to test out a folk remedy for fevers, which involves shoving a spring onion up the sick person's ass[[note]]as if having a fever wasn't bad enough already[[/note]]. Kotaro and Natsumi are understandably terrified of her. [[spoiler:She finally gets to do it in chapter 348.]] This doubles as a StealthPun since a spring onion in Japanese is "Negi"
* AttackAttackAttack: Rakan has a tendency to do this, but unlike some characters who use this trope, he generally tends to get away with it sheerly due to his power. This is also how Fate's minions usually operate, and it [[CurbStompBattle hasn't gone too well]].
* AuthorAppeal: KenAkamatsu is ''really'' into Cosplay, and rarely passes up opportunities to dress the characters in various costumes.
* AuthorAvatar: Briefly, in the first anime.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The pactio cards allow telepathy between users -- but in addition to a limited range, it can be blocked very easily. As Negi puts it, "Isn't a cell phone easier?"
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: As of chapter 355, Fuuka and Fumika were one of the first from Class 3-A to marry, having married twin boys, and both had one daughter each. Chizuru, running a day care herself, seems to love spoiling them.]]
* BadassCrew:
** The Ala Rubra. It ''did'' contain the WorldsStrongestMan and his rival.
** Ala Alba qualifies as well, as evidenced during the governor's ball, among many other occasions.
* BadassFamily: Negi, Nagi, [[spoiler:Chao, Arika and Asuna. Some of them benefit from RoyalBlood magic]]. If we really stretch, [[spoiler:Chachamaru is also a part, given that she considers Chao to be her parent.]]
** Also apparently [[spoiler:Lifemaker]]. Which would make [[spoiler:Fate]] also a member in a sense since [[spoiler:the Lifemaker created him]]
* BadassNormal: Surprisingly enough Nagi qualifies, saving Arika from a pit full of monsters without being able to use his magic.
** The same can be said for Evangeline -- even at her weakest, without her magic and using only the strength of a ten year old girl, she can still toss around full grown fighters using pure martial skill perfected over a century.
* BadFuture: The ''Eight Days Later'' arc. [[spoiler:Chao]]'s future is likely another example, though Mana claims that the tragedy she's trying so hard to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right]] is no worse than any of the little tragedies that happen every day. [[spoiler: Mana turns out to be totally wrong; the disaster is the complete collapse of the Magic World]].
* BalloonBelly: The result of Makie "helping" Negi prepare for Evangeline's training.
* BallroomBlitz: When Cosmo Entelecheia crashes the Governor's Ball.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Nipples an other anatomical details are never shown. This is lampshaded in Volume 0.
* BattleAura: Have started appearing around various characters since the GenreShift.
* BattleCouple: This is what most Mage-Partner relationships turn into after forming a permanent contract. Unless it's between two guys, in which case you get BashBrothers.
* BattleHarem: Over 20 women, practically all of whom have become {{Little Miss Badass}}es.
* BattleInTheRain: Negi vs. Wilhelm.
* BeachEpisode: The Spring OVA.
* BeamOWar:
** Negi vs. Eva; later Negi vs. [[spoiler:Chao]] as well.
** Played with in the Negi vs [[spoiler: Chao]] battle. One would expect the battle to be won by overwhelming power and HeroicResolve, but here it's decided by superior battle experience. [[spoiler: While Chao's spell was more powerful than the one Negi used, Negi's spell had a shorter incantation and covered about two-thirds of the distance between him and Chao before she was able to launch her attack, immediately putting her on the defensive and [[HeroicRROD critically over-straining her artificial magical abilities]].)]]
** Subverted in Negi vs. [[spoiler:Rakan]]: Negi pours all of his magical energy into one gigantic attack and taunts his opponent into doing the same for a contest of strength. [[spoiler:Instead of launching his attack, Negi absorbs both his own spell and his opponent's blast and uses the assimilated power to wale on Rakan.]]
* BearsAreBadNews: On the contrary; Chief Mama one of the nicest people in Mundus Magicus... so long as you're on her good side.
* BelligerentSexualTension:
** Natsumi has a thing for Kotaro, who is most oblivious and views her as a sister but has the classic shounen protagonist JerkWithAHeartOfGold thing going for him. Since the former is an immature {{Tsundere}} and the latter is a kid, it develops slowly.
** Flashbacks reveal that [[spoiler:Nagi and Princess Arika]] had this type of relationship. He was an [[IdiotHero idiotic]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold who [[ChivalrousPervert always complimented her boobs]] and she was a Type A {{Tsundere}} who had no patience for stupidity and didn't allow herself to express feelings [[spoiler:as a member of the royal family]].
* BerserkButton:
** Do not hurt or even talk about hurting Konoka in front of Setsuna. And while she doesn't react as strongly as Setsuna, you won't score any points with Asuna either.
** Don't threaten any of Negi's students while he's around.
** If Evangeline is around, just let Negi beat you because if you hurt him she WILL kick your ass.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice:
** InUniverse example, played absolutely literally in the first chapter, which features Asuna getting stripped twice in front of Takahata. Despite the fact he's known her since she was a little child, in chapter 1 is the result when Asuna gets Negi to read his mind to see what he thinks about her.
** Also, Takane's constant ClothingDamage has become a running joke. Everyone just says "Ohh...the stripper" when she introduces herself, and even she's started thinking of herself this way on chapter 165.
*** Chapter 304 Seems to be a Shadow Mage thing...
* BeyondTheImpossible:
** After [[spoiler:Rakan]] died, he came back to life through his [[HeroicSpirit fighting spirit]]. [[spoiler:Then he did more or less the same thing again after he'd been killed a second time.]]
** At least two of Negi's Pactios qualify as this:
*** First was with [[spoiler: Chachamaru]], proving that flesh and blood are not [[spoiler: requisites for a soul]] -- possibly by sheer force of will.
*** The other was with [[spoiler: Ayaka]], of all people, proving that PowerOfLove can ''cause a [[MagicMisfire Pactio Backfire]]'' if left unchecked. Despite her lack of magic power, her love almost made her the dominant member of the contract.
* {{BFS}}: Asuna and Setsuna, but Rakan takes the title with his Battleship Slicing Sword. No prizes for guessing what he uses it for.
** Less-straight examples of the trope: Kaede's FuumaShuriken, Chachazero's butcher knife (she's less than a foot tall, making the weapon-to-wielder ratio pretty high), and Ku Fei's [[spoiler:pactio staff -- which can grow to gigantic proportions]]. Also the bound swords used by Ariadne Valkyries, which are closer to spears.
** Negi can throw Big Freakin Lightning Spears at people now.
* BigBraToFill: The live action adaptation didn't quite get some of the girls' proportions right.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Magic World's wildlife is unusual, to say the least.
* BigDamnHeroes: Happened once in the Kyoto arc. Has happened ''many'' times in the Magic World.
** Kotaro saving Negi's ass near the end of the Festival Arc.
** Humorous variation: Negi getting saved by Nitta-Sensei when the class is trying to get him to cosplay in chapter 73.
** Chapter 331: [[spoiler: Albireo Imma, Eishun Konoe, the Principal, Takahata, Kurt Godel, and JACK RAKAN all show up alongside Eva]] for a High Noon style showdown with the BigBad's minions.
** Chapter 334: [[spoiler: Asuna herself, rescuing Negi from the Lifemaker]].
** Chapter 342: [[spoiler: Negi fights Evangeline, both using Magia Erebea. Negi's about to receive the final blow that will knock him straight out. Problem is, Asuna's fan kinda screws up Evangeline's plans.]]
* BigFancyHouse:
** Ayaka, befitting her status as the rich girl.
** Examples of Big Houses that are symbols of power rather than wealth: Konoka's temple complex, Eva's resort and castle, and Albireo's "house" in chapter 163.
* {{Bishonen}}: Negi in his teenage form ([[LampshadeHanging used as a chapter title]], even). Also a number of the members of Ala Rubra, including Nagi and Konoka's dad.
** The one guy ''no one expected'' was [[spoiler: Dynamis]] himself.
* BitingTheHandkerchief
* BlackComedyRape: Typically subverted, i.e. when Setsuna and Negi are talking about avenging [[spoiler:Asuna]]'s honor when they find her naked and trembling. (She was actually tickled into submission after [[spoiler:Fate's Petrification only worked on her clothing]].)
* BlackMagic: There's a DeadlyUpgrade explicitly called "black magic" in the manga, mostly because it's fueled by dark emotions. It's perfect for mopey worry wart Negi.
* BlandNameProduct: Starbooks Coffee, among many others.
* BlankFaceOfShame: After [[spoiler:Asuna's tragically unexpected and sudden death]] at the [[GeckoEnding end]] of the first animated adaption, Konoka is shown sitting alone, her bangs obscuring her eyes and the rest of her face a near-blank.
* BlankWhiteEyes: Find a chapter where this DOESN'T happen. Go ahead.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands:
** There is a spell specifically designed to do this, roughly equivalent to ''Franchise/HarryPotter'''s "Expelliarmus". However, it also blasts [[ClothingDamage clothing off of their bodies]], for [[FanService obvious reasons.]]
** When Negi accidentally overpowers it with black magic in the Magic World, it nudifies everyone in the vicinity.
* BlatantLies:
** It's all CGI. Honest.
** During Misora's hilarious attempt to attempt to deny her identity, big glowing letters appear above her head proclaiming her name. In chapter 110, "Geh, what's with this caption!? [[MediumAwareness Shush, shush!"]]
* BloodlessCarnage: The series generally adhered to this until the beginning of the Magic World arc.[[spoiler: Negi gets impaled by a stone spear, complete with enormous blood loss and the obligatory BloodFromTheMouth]].
* BloodOath: Implied[[note]]Directly stated in Del Rey's English translation, but it's unknown if this is canon[[/note]] to be the preferred way of forming pactios when kissing would be...unpleasant.
* BlueWithShock: Happens quite often.
* BoardingSchool: Mahora.
* BossBonanza: With all the video game references {{Ken Akamatsu}} throws at us the {{The Very Definitely Final Dungeon}} has one side people fighting the horde of monsters and the {{Boss Bonanza}} while the other team performs a {{Stealth Based Mission}}. The diagram on the situation is to be seen on chapter 292. On the fighting side they face:
** RecurringBoss PsychoLesbian Tsukuyomi.
** TimeStandsStill Koyomi and [[GoingCommando Tamaki]].
** DreadfulMusician Shirabe
** HotBlooded LargeHam Dynamis.
** [[TheRival Fate]] and clones.
** PlayingWithFire Homura.
* BossSubtitles: Most of the characters get one in chapter 300, see trivia page
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the preview for episode 4:
-->''Asuna'': Hey... what's going on in this preview... *gasp*... you perv! Turn it off!
* BreakTheHaughty: Several times -- Eva/Nagi, Kotaro/Negi (first meeting), Fate/Negi&[[spoiler:Eva]] (the fight on the dock), etc
* BreastExpansion: A breast inflation spell has been used ''twice'' -- [[HilarityEnsues the results are hilarious]].
* BreastPlate: Both played straight and interestingly subverted. While within the manga canon, Asuna is occasionally given armor that fits this trope, some of the side artwork includes her in very fetching, but still perfectly normal, armor.
* BreatherEpisode: The infamous "Chichigami-sama" FuroScene in the magic world. They even say so in the first panel.
* BrickJoke: Rakan creates the Eternal Negi Fever as a (ridiculously over-the-top) finishing move for Negi to use. Guess who ends up using it during their fight.
** Also, Makie and her lack of worries.
** Chamo's Ordered Equipment. Later, there is a scene in the background, where some magic knights talk about the missing equipment...
** "If there is 4 or 5 like him, it would be horrible-aru." Indeed, Ku-fei, indeed!
** The telephone punch. Fate was watching after all.
** "I told you I'm a coffee person."
** Chao Lingshen's Family History.
* BridalCarry: Setsuna carries Konoka this way all the time, including on most promotional artwork.
** When attacked by tanks in the Mahora Sports Festival, Negi carries Iincho to safety like this. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny She has a nosebleed and claims to be able to die with no regrets]].
* BucketBoobyTrap: In the very first chapter of the manga.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull:
** The magic activation keys, as well as the artifact-summoning "adeat!"
** Anya Cocolova: Fortis La Tius Lilith Lilioth
** Chao Lingshen: Last Tale My Magic Skill Magister (it's possible that it's actually a deformation of Negi's, even an unintentional one)
** Collet Farandole: Anet Ti Net Garnet
** Emily Sevensheep: Tarot Carrot Charlotte
** Evangeline Athanasia Katherine "Kitty" [=McDowell=]: Lic Lac La Lac Lilac
** Fate Averruncus: Vishtal Rishtal Vangeit
** Mei Sakura: Maple Naple á la Mode
** Megumi "Nutmeg" Natsume: Rap Tjap La Tjap Ragpur
** Negi Springfield: Ras Tel Ma Scir Magister
** Yue Ayase: Vor So Kratika Socratica
** Nagi "Thousand Master" Springfield: Man Man Terro Terro
* BunniesForCuteness
** Negi Springfield wears a bunny costume during a part of the festival arc. While he is wearing the outfit, his normally serious behavior is replaced with childish enthusiasm, and other characters comment on how cute the outfit makes him.
** Nodoka sometimes wears a bunny backpack as a cute accessory to her adventuring outfit.
* CardsOfPower: The Pactio Cards provide the recipient with personality-based magical powers, which given the Magister's power, can actually be pretty powerful themselves. Anything from a MagicalComputer to a giant weaponized paper fan to a mind-reading book are possible.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** Parodied by Rakan, including using an attack, named Eternal Negi Fever, on Negi. An attack which he originally developed as a finishing move ''for'' Negi and the "For the hell of it Right-Hand Punch".
** Also of note in that many of the fighters use "silent incantations," so they aren't actually ''saying'' anything, but the name of the attack still appears so that the readers know what's going on.
** There was also the fighter in the Mahora Tournament that specifically asked if this was okay.
** Most recent one of note? On chapter 328, STUPID DAD PUNCH!!!
* CallOnMe: Chisame's rescue from the clothes-eating monster.
* TheCameo: The Mahora Budokai Arc has quite a few fighting game characters show up in the crowd, such as Athena Asamiya, Terry Bogard, Akuma, Yashiro Nanase, Chris, Hugo, and M. Bison
* CannotSpitItOut: Everyone to Negi's "Is this my mother?" question. Until Rakan just tosses the answer out there with very little build up.
* CassandraTruth: Chao's "joke". She even repeats it a few times.
** Also, Negi's attempts to warn everyone of the impending Festival disaster.
* CatapultNightmare: Evangeline does this after she gets a fever dream about the Thousand Master.
** Negi himself goes through this after [[spoiler: his defeat and seperation from his students at the hands of Fate]] which causes him to have nightmares of his students being murdered while he's seperated.
* CaughtTheHeartOnHisSleeve: [[spoiler: Luna/Shiori]] does this to Negi so that she can discuss Fate's plans.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: In chapter 337, Eva walks in on Chachamaru [[FantasticArousal winding herself up]] while calling out Negi's name.
* CensorSteam: Occasionally used instead of BarbieDollAnatomy.
* CerebusSyndrome: Intentionally, as a WriterRevolt.
* ChainOfCommand: Slaver collars go "zap".
* CharacterMagneticTeam: At this point, more than half of the class is part of Negi's unofficial 'team'.
* ChekhovsArmoury: The class roster. Both the the students' clubs (everything from [[IntrepidReporter News Club]] to [[TeenGenius Quantum Physics Research Society]]) and Takamichi's notes, such as the one that singles out Eva as a bigger problem than Negi may be able to handle on his own.
* CherryBlossoms: Even though it's not a cherry tree... similarly, rose blossom petals are used for a similar effect in an imaginary moment.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Konoka and Setsuna.
* ChildishPillowFight: During their Kyoto vacation/[[ClassTrip school field trip]], several of the girls of 3-A had an [[CookingDuel epic pillow fight]] with Negi's kiss as the prize. Despite what you may assume from the previous sentence, very little of it was used as FetishFuel. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pillow_Fight.jpg Also take note that the girls will indulge in the occasional pillow fight given the opportunity]].
* ChunkyUpdraft: Used regularly whenever a BattleAura shows up.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Invoked by Konoka, who said that she can [[WhiteMagic heal anything]] with her artifact so long as their heads doesn't get splattered [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant "Like a tomato!"]]
* ClarkKenting: Justified, as they use ''magic'' glasses.
* ClassTrip: Kyoto Arc.
* ClearMyName: Magical World Arc.
* ClimacticBattleResurrection: After [[spoiler: Negi and Asuna defeat the Lifemaker, Asuna uses the Code bring back everyone erased by Cosmo Entelecheia.]]
* ClothingDamage: Happens quite often.
** One of the only two weapons used by the robot army after the Tournament arc is a laser that only destroys clothing.
** The accompanying unsealed demons are bound by "scientific devices" that restrict their powers to the same.
** A clothing eating octopus appears briefly to sexually harass the poor [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]].
** The ''Flans Exarmatio'' spell exists solely for this trope. Negi tends to cast it by accident whenever he [[SneezeOfDoom sneezes]], and a magical all-girls school that features later uses it in an athletic broom contest. It's technical use is to disarm opponents, but it seems to have a very vague idea of what constitutes a "weapon".
** When Fate attempts to petrify Asuna during the Kyoto arc, her magic cancel renders her immune to its effects. Her ''clothes'', however, were ''not'' protected, and promptly shatter when she moves.
** Asuna eventually becomes so used to being a victim of this trope she's built up an immunity to DefeatByModesty.
** In Chapter 277, [[spoiler: Yue gets her clothes damaged by a beam that pierced through her and Emily. Rather than treated as fanservice, this is treated as a plot point due to the fact that only Yue's clothes disintegrate while Emily herself disappears.]]
* CombatTentacles: Kagetarou
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: A source of both comedy and {{Fanservice}}.
* ComingOfAgeStory: It follows Negi as he starts to make the transition from boy to man. [[ImprobableAge At the ripe old age of ten.]]
* CompressedAdaptation: Pretty much any of the adaptations that aren't alternate continuities.
* ConceptArtGallery: A few pages at the end of each tankoubon.
* {{Confessional}}: The girls and Negi spend two chapters going to a confessional, manned by a disguised [[ChurchMilitant Misora]]. They unload their anguish, from GenkiGirl Makie's worry about having no worries to Negi's deep existential angst, in passing by Setsuna's questions about kissing girls (this is for her to have a pactio and not sexual in nature... [[BodyguardCrush probably.]]). None of it sounded like a true confessional session, of course.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Both played straight and inverted.
* ContinuityCameo: Chizuru's Apron in Natsu OVA.
* ContinuityLockout: The ''Ala Alba'' and ''Another World'' animated adaptations assume that viewers have read the first 23+ volumes of the manga, as they were released alongside them. Anyone watching just the anime would be quite confused.
* ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts: Averted with Nodoka - when she reads minds with her artifact she has to ask what she wants to know to cause them to think about it.
* ConvenientlySeated: All the students in Negi's class.
* CookingDuel: The pillow fight during the Kyoto Arc.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The typical punishment for mages who break the masquerade? They turn them into ermines and make them spend a few years in the ermine camp.
* CovertPervert: Nodoka, a mousy ShrinkingViolet who [[HiddenDepths keeps surprising everyone]] in the cast with her boldness, both as an adventurer and in romance. For example, at one point she discovers that she's stuck in a LoveTriangle with her teacher and her best friend Yue. The first solution she comes up with? [[spoiler: Have a threesome.]]
** A more subtle example is Fate. Yes, THAT Fate. He will dress up his AmazonBrigade in {{Meido}} clothes whenever he can (and does the same to [[spoiler: Anya]] at some point), and when he captures [[spoiler: Asuna]], he puts her in a ''really'' skimpy gown.
** Oh, Setsuna Sakurazaki. Her "perfect world" [[spoiler: as described by then Rainyday sisters's LotusEaterMachine]] includes [[SchoolgirlLesbians her crush]] [[BodyguardCrush and charge]] in a NakedApron...
** Also [[{{Ninja}} Kaede]]. Her pactio kiss involves a look that can best be described as predatory. Then she held that kiss for a few panels and giving Negi a rather deliberate MarshmallowHell immediately afterward.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Pops up all over the place.
* CranialEruption: Whenever someone gets a non-serious head injury.
* CreepyDoll: Evangeline has quite a few stacked around in her house. And then there's [[PerversePuppet Chachazero]].
* {{Crossdresser}}: Negi at two points. [[{{Bifauxnen}} Setsuna and Kaede at another]].
* CrossPoppingVeins: Asuna's ExpressiveHair forms into this at one point.
* CrossOver: References to ''LoveHina'' and ''AI Love You''.
* CrystalBall: Anya uses one.
* CulturalCrossReference: "Ku:nel Sanders"
* CurbStompBattle:
** Rakan vs. almost anyone. There was the gladiator match, where he took out two high-ranking fighters with a massive punch that left a giant indentation of his fist in the ground. Also [[spoiler:when Fate's partners all came at him at once at full power... [[GilliganCut it was all over in one panel]] that started with the words "Five minutes later."]]
** Code of the Lifemaker. [[spoiler: It's hard to fight someone who can turn you into scattered flower petals with a word. Unless you're Jack Rakan, in which case you can just conjure up metal replacement limbs when your own get [[RetGone erased]]. And ''write yourself back into existence through sheer force of will.'']]
** Kaede and Setsuna get curb stomped facing [[spoiler: a SuperPoweredEvilSide Negi. Of course, this is for Negi's [[TrainingFromHell training purposes]] but even without holding back, they still get demolished by him.]]
** Kaede, Setsuna, and Mana all get their butts kicked by [[spoiler:Poyo, of all people]].
** And this seems to be the norm for Fate's minions, who, along with the aforementioned incident with Rakan, [[spoiler: suffer setback after setback during their battle with Negi's group -- Koyomi's streak of bad luck continued after Ako and Yuuna double-teamed her, Homura's powers were almost entirely sealed, and Tamaki transforming into a dragon didn't help her any.]]
** [[spoiler:Negi delivers an ''epic'' one to Quartum in Chapter 315, culminating in ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe tearing Quartum in half]]''.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 330: Revived Cosmo Entelechia ([[ArmyOfTheAges all 3 generations]], minus Fate/Tertium) delivers one to Negi, Fate and Ala Alba.]]
** Eva vs pretty much anyone. Unless she decided to go easy on you to let you stand a chance. [[spoiler:Chapter 333 Eva oneshots the entire Cosmo Entelechia minus the Lifemaker]]
** Colonel Sanders vs. Kotaro. Despite his best effort, Kotaro isn't able to inflict any damage to his opponent whatsoever. [[spoiler: Although the reason Kotaro wasn't able to inflict any damage despite landing hits was because Colonel Sanders [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty was cheating]]. [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught He wasn't actually in the ring]], he was using [[DoppelgangerAttack split body technique from outside the ring]] and [[TagTeamTwins replacing his double whenever it got injured]]. Which had the bonus of effectively working as a TeleportSpam, since the doubles could appear wherever in the ring and the one it was replacing vanished as it appeared. That said, with as much of a power difference as there was between Colonel Sanders and Kotaro, Colonel Sanders probably could have curb stomped him even if he hadn't been cheating.]]
* CuteKitten: Except when 1001 of them gang up on you.
* CutenessProximity: Negi, to many, ''many'' people.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Chisame's Artifact gives her the power to physically bring herself into the internet.
* CycleOfRevenge: The motivation for most of the villains in the series and for Negi to a degree as well.
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15th Aug '14 4:34:53 AM Lyendith
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* ComingOfAgeStory: It follows Negi as he starts to make the transition from boy to man.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: It follows Negi as he starts to make the transition from boy to man. [[ImprobableAge At the ripe old age of ten.]]
25th Jul '14 5:29:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AdaptationOverdosed: ''Negima!'', ''Negima!?'', ''Negima Neo'', ''Negima!!'', and assorted [=OVAs=]. Thanks to the constant {{Continuity Reboot}}s, nothing but the [=OVAs=] have covered more than a small fraction of the manga.



* CashCowFranchise: With all the spin-offs and merchandise, this series is definitely heading this way.
** The manga was one of the only in western history to outsell ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.



* CrossDressingVoices: Rina Satou in the Japanese version.
14th Jun '14 3:21:17 PM Jinxmenow
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** A clothing eating [[NaughtyTentacles octopus]] appears briefly to sexually harass the poor [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]].

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** A clothing eating [[NaughtyTentacles octopus]] octopus appears briefly to sexually harass the poor [[MetaGuy Meta Girl]].
2nd May '14 8:57:41 PM Tropesofknowledge
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* BlankWhiteEyes: Find a chapter where this DOESN'T happen. I dare you.

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* BlankWhiteEyes: Find a chapter where this DOESN'T happen. I dare you.Go ahead.
2nd May '14 8:44:42 PM CalvinCopyright
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* BlankWhiteEyes

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* BlankWhiteEyesBlankWhiteEyes: Find a chapter where this DOESN'T happen. I dare you.
14th Apr '14 2:58:56 PM sentairider42
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** Jack Rakan breaks out of an infinite trap dimension. When asked how, he replies he "just kinda went for it."

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** Jack Rakan breaks out of an infinite trap dimension. When asked how, he replies he [[IndyPloy "just kinda went for it.""]]
8th Apr '14 11:39:13 AM Tropesofknowledge
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** During Misora's hilarious attempt to attempt to deny her identity, big glowing letters appear above her head proclaiming her name. In chapter 110, "Geh, what's with this caption!?]] [[MediumAwareness Shush, shush!"]]

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** During Misora's hilarious attempt to attempt to deny her identity, big glowing letters appear above her head proclaiming her name. In chapter 110, "Geh, what's with this caption!?]] caption!? [[MediumAwareness Shush, shush!"]]
8th Mar '14 7:04:48 AM Tropesofknowledge
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** Do not hurt or even talk about hurting Konoka in front of Setsuna.
*** And while she doesn't react as strongly as Setsuna, you won't score any points with Asuna either.

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** Do not hurt or even talk about hurting Konoka in front of Setsuna. \n*** And while she doesn't react as strongly as Setsuna, you won't score any points with Asuna either.
7th Mar '14 9:54:34 PM armydillo62O
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*** And while she doesn't react as strongly as Setsuna, you won't score any points with Asuna either.
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