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21st Jun '17 10:43:25 AM fruitstripegum
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* MonsterOfTheWeek: The witches. They're ''not'' harmless mooks and fighting them is an emotionally scarring experience. It is even more scarring when [[spoiler:[[FallenHero the witches themselves were once magical girls like the protagonists]]]].



* MonsterOfTheWeek: The witches. They're ''not'' harmless mooks and fighting them is an emotionally scarring experience. It is even more scarring when [[spoiler:[[FallenHero the witches themselves were once magical girls like the protagonists]]]].
21st Jun '17 10:42:08 AM fruitstripegum
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* HonorBeforeReason: Sayaka refuses help from any magical girl who does not meet her ideal of justice. [[spoiler: She gives Kyoko a grief seed from a witch just because Kyoko briefly helped her in the fight. She also refuses a grief seed from Homura despite knowing that her soul gem was too tainted for her to go on that way.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Sayaka refuses help from any magical girl who does not meet her ideal of justice. [[spoiler: She gives Kyoko a grief seed from a witch just because Kyoko briefly helped her in the fight. She also refuses a grief seed from Homura despite knowing that her soul gem was too tainted for her to go on that way.]]
21st Jun '17 10:41:30 AM fruitstripegum
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Madoka is the only 100% good character. Everyone else in this series has a little good and bad in them. Even Kyubey has an understandable reason for what he does, and [[spoiler: the witches are [[FallenHero fallen heroines]]]].

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: In the end, Homura is the only living witness to everything that has happened, and the new version of Kyubey says he'll have to take her word for it since no proof of it remains.]]* GreyAndGrayMorality: Madoka is the only 100% good character. Everyone else in this series has a little good and bad in them. Even Kyubey has an understandable reason for what he does, and [[spoiler: the witches are [[FallenHero fallen heroines]]]].



* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: In the end, Homura is the only living witness to everything that has happened, and the new version of Kyubey says he'll have to take her word for it since no proof of it remains.]]
28th May '17 6:13:26 PM The12thDoctor
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** In the hospital Kyosuke says he can't feel the pain anymore after smashing the CD Sayaka gave him in a fit of rage. [[spoiler: After Sayaka becomes AxCrazy and LaughingMad in her fight with Elsa Maria she repeats this.]]

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** In the hospital Kyosuke says he can't feel the pain anymore after smashing the CD Sayaka gave him in a fit of rage. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Sayaka becomes AxCrazy and LaughingMad in her fight with Elsa Maria she repeats this.]]
** The phrase "with my own hands" ("kono te de"). Homura says it when declaring that she will kill all the witches and Walpurgis herself, and when she is about to kill [[spoiler:Sayaka to prevent her from becoming a witch. But she does not successfully do either of these things]]. Madoka uses the phrase at the end, while announcing her intent to [[spoiler:[[RetGone erase literally all the witches to have ever existed, including Walpurgis.]] Which she does. She also "kills" Sayaka and takes her to WarriorHeaven so she won't become a witch]]. [[SubbingVersusDubbing The English dub has no such echo.
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10th May '17 12:46:48 AM PRH
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** More literally, humans' magical potential can reach these levels, as [[Madoka is able to reorder the entire universe, and her witch form had the power to destroy another universe]].

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** More literally, humans' magical potential can reach these levels, as [[Madoka [[spoiler:Madoka is able to reorder the entire universe, and her witch form had the power to destroy another universe]].
10th May '17 12:46:05 AM PRH
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* HumansAreCthulhu: [[spoiler: Kyubey uses this as an analogy to explain his relationship with humans. He may seem strange to them but humans are just as strange to their non-human livestock.]]

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* HumansAreCthulhu: [[spoiler: Kyubey HumansAreCthulhu:
** [[spoiler:Kyubey
uses this as an analogy to explain his relationship with humans. He may seem strange to them but humans are just as strange to their non-human livestock.]]]]
** More literally, humans' magical potential can reach these levels, as [[Madoka is able to reorder the entire universe, and her witch form had the power to destroy another universe]].
12th Apr '17 3:41:33 PM N.Harmonik
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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" 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.

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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).hiragana). This could imply that "Mami" has foreign origins, in line with the "Western flavor" 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.



** [[spoiler: Madoka asks this of Homura in one timeline because she doesn't want to become a witch.]]
** [[spoiler: At the end of the anime, Madoka performs a CosmicRetcon that basically does this to every magical girl that is about to become a witch (including ones that existed in the past) by taking them [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence someplace else.]]]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: [[spoiler:Kyubey's multiple truth statements can be easily misread by those not adept at picking out logical fallacies. When asked if there is any way to turn a witch back into a magical girl he says, "That's impossible" followed by "Magical girls do impossible things all the time". An emotionally distraught fourteen year old isn't likely to realize that these two statements are unrelated (just because you can do some impossible things does not mean you can do ''all'' impossible things) until it is far too late.]]

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** [[spoiler: Madoka [[spoiler:Madoka asks this of Homura in one timeline because she doesn't want to become a witch.]]
** [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the anime, Madoka performs a CosmicRetcon that basically does this to every magical girl that is about to become a witch (including ones that existed in the past) by taking them [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence someplace else.]]]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: [[spoiler:Kyubey's multiple truth statements can be easily misread by those not adept at picking out logical fallacies. When asked if there is any way to turn a witch back into a magical girl he says, "That's impossible" "The existence of magical girls defies logic." followed by "Magical girls do impossible things "So I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out you were capable of doing all the time". kinds of amazing things.". An emotionally distraught fourteen year old isn't likely to realize that these two statements are unrelated (just because you can do some impossible things the existence of one thing defies logic does not mean you can do ''all'' impossible kinds of amazing things) until it is far too late.]]



* MillionToOneChance: What Kyubey says about [[spoiler:Kyoko's desperation move]] -- it's never been tried, it's completely illogical, and even ''he'' doesn't think it'll work -- raises all the flags for this trope. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. It's completely illogical, so ''of course'' it doesn't work.]]

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* MillionToOneChance: What Kyubey says about [[spoiler:Kyoko's desperation move]] -- it's never been tried, happened before, it's completely illogical, and even ''he'' doesn't think it'll work -- raises all the flags for this trope. [[spoiler: It doesn't work. It's completely illogical, so ''of course'' it doesn't work.]]
12th Apr '17 3:15:36 PM N.Harmonik
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* GenreDeconstruction: In RealLife, a MagicalGirl is a soldier fighting in an urban environment without infrastructure supporting her and whose enemies may or may not be innocent looking civilians. The [[MentorMascot magical animal friend]] is [[spoiler: deliberately giving these powers to children who may not have the emotional strength and experience to handle them]].

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* GenreDeconstruction: In RealLife, a MagicalGirl is a soldier fighting in an urban environment without infrastructure supporting her and whose enemies may or may not be innocent looking civilians. The [[MentorMascot magical animal friend]] is [[spoiler: deliberately [[spoiler:deliberately giving these powers to children who may not have the emotional strength and experience to handle them]].



* GhostInTheMachine: [[spoiler: What happens during a contract is that Kyubey takes the 'little girl inside the head' (i.e. soul) out of his contractee and turns it into a soul gem. Thus, a magical girl's body is a ''magical meat-puppet'' controlled and powered by this gem.]]

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* GhostInTheMachine: [[spoiler: What [[spoiler:What happens during a contract is that Kyubey takes the 'little girl inside the head' (i.e. soul) out of his contractee and turns it into a soul gem. Thus, a magical girl's body is a ''magical meat-puppet'' controlled and powered by this gem.]]



* 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.]]

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* GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:: Homura's [[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.]]
13th Mar '17 11:01:00 AM WaterBlap
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* TheLightfooted: Despite using ridiculous numbers of guns in combat, Mami is an elegant individual who never loses her poise, up to and including curtsying at the start of a battle.
24th Feb '17 11:43:42 AM Syrika
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* TheLightfooted: Despite using ridiculous numbers of guns in combat, Mami is an elegant individual who never loses her poise, up to and including curtsying at the start of a battle.
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