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14th Apr '16 1:41:48 AM morenohijazo
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* LonersWillStayAlone: Loneliness is a serious problem for magical girls, one of which, Mami, is implied to specifically wish to avoid DyingAlone. Homura was this before [[spoiler:Madoka]] became her first friend, but because of certain circumstances by the start of the series she is alone again. Kyouko [[spoiler:has lost her family and lives alone in the ruins of her father's church]]. Estrangement from loved ones and the inability to reach out to them is a common theme in the series.
1st Feb '16 2:14:42 AM SamCurt
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** "Mami" means "Mommy" in a few languages, befitting her role as TeamMom. Lending credence to this idea is how she is the only character whose first name is written in katakana (contrasting with the other girls, whose names are written in hiiragana). This could imply that "Mami" has foreign origins, in line with the "Western flavor" UmeAoki gave to Mami's magical girl outfit. Her name could also be a ShoutOut to [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Creamy Mami]], an early magical girl.

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** "Mami" means "Mommy" in a few languages, befitting her role as TeamMom. Lending credence to this idea is how she is the only character whose first name is written in katakana (contrasting with the other girls, whose names are written in hiiragana). This could imply that "Mami" has foreign origins, in line with the "Western flavor" UmeAoki Creator/UmeAoki gave to Mami's magical girl outfit. Her name could also be a ShoutOut to [[Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami Creamy Mami]], an early magical girl.
14th Dec '15 1:38:24 PM Discar
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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Madoka Kaname has a huge potential to become a powerful MagicalGirl. This drives a lot of the conflict, as TeamPet Kyubey wants her to take up the role, but DarkMagicalGirl Homura wants to stop her from doing so, [[spoiler: going as far as shooting and killing Kyubey right when she decides to make a contract.]] Eventually we learn that [[GenreDeconstruction in this setting]], being a HolyChild goes hand in hand with being [[spoiler:an '''ApocalypseMaiden''']].

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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Madoka Kaname has a huge potential to become a powerful MagicalGirl. This drives a lot of the conflict, as TeamPet Kyubey wants her to take up the role, but DarkMagicalGirl Homura wants to stop her from doing so, [[spoiler: going as far as shooting and killing Kyubey right when she decides to make a contract.]] Eventually we learn that [[GenreDeconstruction in this setting]], being a HolyChild holy child goes hand in hand with being [[spoiler:an '''ApocalypseMaiden''']].
14th Dec '15 11:31:56 AM Discar
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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Madoka Kaname has a huge potential to become a powerful MagicalGirl. This drives a lot of the conflict, as TeamPet Kyubey wants her to take up the role, but DarkMagicalGirl Homura wants to stop her from doing so, [[spoiler: going as far as shooting and killing Kyubey right when she decides to make a contract.]] Eventually we learn that [[GenreDeconstruction in this setting]], being a HolyChild goes hand in hand with being [[spoiler:an '''ApocalypseMaiden''']].
22nd Nov '15 5:35:37 PM fennec
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* MagicalGirl: It's half of the title but it could also be called [[spoiler: young witch]].

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* MagicalGirl: It's half of the title title, but it could it's also [[spoiler:heavily zig-zagged. The first few episodes appear to be called [[spoiler: young witch]].playing the trope straight, but the series as a whole was intended to examine aspects of the genre which were "overlooked or troublesome" and it soon deconstructs the genre quite savagely, turning adorable mascots into evil scheming villains and heroes into monsters, culminating in the use of the term "magical girl" itself to mean "young witch". But even if turns out everything you ever loved is a lie, it's okay, because Episode 12 will build a new truth and will play the trope straight again.]]
16th Nov '15 5:06:01 PM superkeijikun
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* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler:Madoka uses this at the end of the series to make a wish to erase all witches from existence, past, present, and future. Kyubey hopes that the massive soulgem created from her wish would create an even more powerful witch, but Madoka's power has become so immense that she prevented her own witch from ever coming into existence, in doing so [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence becoming the concept of hope]].]]
12th Nov '15 10:27:53 PM HiddenWindshield
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** [[spoiler: In one of the alternate timelines, Mami snaps when she finds out that magical girls eventually become witches. She succeeds in killing Kyoko, but is killed by Madoka before she could kill Homura.]]
** Also, Kyoko's father murdered her family before killing himself as a result of her wish

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In one of the alternate timelines, Mami snaps when she finds out that magical girls eventually become witches. She succeeds in killing Kyoko, but is killed by Madoka before she could kill Homura.anyone else or herself.]]
** Also, Kyoko's father murdered her family before killing himself as a result of her wish
7th Oct '15 10:46:27 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[spoiler:MurderSuicide: In one of the alternate timelines, Mami snaps when she finds out that magical girls eventually become witches. She succeeds in killing Kyoko, but is killed by Madoka before she could kill Homura.]]

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In one of the alternate timelines, Mami snaps when she finds out that magical girls eventually become witches. She succeeds in killing Kyoko, but is killed by Madoka before she could kill Homura.]]
7th Oct '15 9:52:31 AM TaylorHyuuga
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** Also, Kyoko's father murdered her family before killing himself as a result of her wish
1st Oct '15 6:57:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop, SaveScumming: Homura's wish was to 'start over her relationship with Madoka' and 'protect her instead of her protecting me'. Thus she gained power over time and can reset the month between Madoka's debut as a MagicalGirl and her death/corruption because of Walpurgisnacht. As for SaveScumming, her repeated resets are comparable to a player attempting to save a certain NPC by resetting after every failure and trying a different strategy next time, picking up out-of-character knowledge of the enemies and events of that chapter in the process.]]

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* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop, SaveScumming: GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:: Homura's wish was to 'start over her relationship with Madoka' and 'protect her instead of her protecting me'. Thus she gained power over time and can reset the month between Madoka's debut as a MagicalGirl and her death/corruption because of Walpurgisnacht. As for SaveScumming, her repeated resets are comparable to a player attempting to save a certain NPC by resetting after every failure and trying a different strategy next time, picking up out-of-character knowledge of the enemies and events of that chapter in the process.]]



** It could be argued that the [[spoiler: anime timeline -- as opposed to the timeline in the epilogue / the previous timelines]] is a HopeSpot. [[spoiler: Everything seems to be going well from Homura's perspective: Madoka hasn't contracted and that's all that matters. Then it turns out that even with enough military hardware to be a OneManArmy she can't stop Walpurgisnacht, Kyubey knows about her time traveling, she's the cause of all Madoka's problems in the newer timelines, and her resets are making things ''worse''.]] It takes the events of Episode 12 to [[DarkestHour pull everything out of the tailspin.]]

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** It could be argued that the The [[spoiler: anime timeline -- as opposed to the timeline in the epilogue / the previous timelines]] is a HopeSpot. [[spoiler: Everything seems to be going well from Homura's perspective: Madoka hasn't contracted and that's all that matters. Then it turns out that even with enough military hardware to be a OneManArmy she can't stop Walpurgisnacht, Kyubey knows about her time traveling, she's the cause of all Madoka's problems in the newer timelines, and her resets are making things ''worse''.]] It takes the events of Episode 12 to [[DarkestHour pull everything out of the tailspin.]]



* [[spoiler:HumanityIsInsane: Never outright stated, but [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the Incubators consider emotion to be a mental disorder]].]]

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* [[spoiler:HumanityIsInsane: HumanityIsInsane: [[spoiler: Never outright stated, but [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the Incubators consider emotion to be a mental disorder]].]]



* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake[=/=]TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler:In Episode 3, Mami suggests that Madoka use her wish to ask Kyubey for a cake feast to celebrate their partnership. In Soviet Russia, cake eats you]].
** [[spoiler: Don't worry. The cake shows up in Episode 12...Except everybody enjoying the cake is either dead, or, in Madoka's case, about to ascend to a higher plane of existence.]]

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* IWasToldThereWouldBeCake[=/=]TheCakeIsALie: IWasToldThereWouldBeCake:
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[[spoiler:In Episode 3, Mami suggests that Madoka use her wish to ask Kyubey for a cake feast to celebrate their partnership. In Soviet Russia, cake eats you]].
** [[spoiler: Don't worry. The [[spoiler:The cake shows up in Episode 12...Except everybody enjoying the cake is either dead, or, in Madoka's case, about to ascend to a higher plane of existence.]]



* [[spoiler:KillThemAll]]:

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** [[spoiler:Mami being KilledOffForReal]] due to fan-reactions, blogs, and 4chan mentioning it ''everywhere.''

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** [[spoiler:Mami being KilledOffForReal]] [[spoiler:Mami's CharacterDeath]] due to fan-reactions, blogs, and 4chan mentioning it ''everywhere.''
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