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!Oriko Mikuni
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A mysterious magical girl. Her magic allows her to see into the future. Her first vision was one where a powerful witch attacks Mitakihara City. [[spoiler:She is the mastermind behind the magical girl killings. Her wish was for a reason to live.]]
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* AntiVillain: spoiler:[[SlidingScaleofAntiVillains The Well-Intentioned variety]]]]
* BigBad: Of this timeline. She is the one driving the plot, and she is the one behind the Magical Girl killings.
* BigDamnHeroes: To Kirika, just as [[spoiler:Mami is about to blast Kirika's head]].
* CanonForeigner: She doesn't appear in the main timeline whatsoever.
* TheChessmaster: She is the one pulling the strings and manipulating events.
* DecoyProtagonist: The first volume, at least, is more about Yuma and Kyouko than Oriko. [[spoiler:There's also the fact that Oriko is the main antagonist.]]
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: [[spoiler:After her fall of grace.]]
* DissonantSerenity: She is surprisingly calm despite what goes on around her.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:To Madoka, in a sense. Both are girls DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife, express a desire to help others (in Oriko's case this manifested in some well-intentioned extremism in preventing Madoka from becoming a world destroying witch and Madoka doing a CosmicRetcon to prevent the birth of witches), have a friend with UndyingLoyalty and invoke a princess motif, having {{Pimped Out Dress}}es in their MagicalGirl forms and living in {{Big Fancy House}}s. ]]
* FallenPrincess: [[spoiler:Her backstory. Her father was a corrupt congressman who committed suicide, and everyone shunned and abandoned her afterwards. When Kyuubey found her to offer her a contract, she was wrapped in a bedsheet in a corner of her now empty home, apparently resigned to DyingAlone.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook
* GreenEyes
* HannibalLecture: [[spoiler:Attempts this on Homura.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:She [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/7/14 gets in the way of Kyouko's spear]] to prevent it from hurting Kirika's corpse. She didn't die because of this, but it allowed Homura to shoot her Soul Gem.]]
** [[spoiler:She also uses her last moments of life to shoot a shard of Kirika's witch body through the barrier, as her last chance to kill Madoka. It works, hitting the poor girl in the torso and killing her.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Invoked because she wears white, the color of light.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:To Kirika. She's the one telling Kirika what to do and where to go, and where to strike.]]
* MeaningfulName: Oriko means "weaver girl" or "sewing lady" - think of weaving the threads of fate. It also sounds similar to the word "[[{{Seers}} oracle]]".
** "Mikuni" can also be read as "Beautiful Country" which could connect to her political family, [[spoiler:as well as her dream and desire to protect her world]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After her death, she's seen in some kind of afterlife, where she's unable to move due to the weight of all the deaths her actions caused.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: The volume 2 cover has her as silvery blonde, but that's close enough.
* NecessarilyEvil: [[spoiler:It's not that she ''likes'' being the BigBad, but she does it because she truly thinks it's what she has to do. She's even shown the afterlife [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone lamenting all the deaths her actions have caused]].]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: [[spoiler:An InvokedTrope, as after her father's fall from grace, she basically thinks that people only saw her father in her, liking her because he was respectable and shunning her because of what he had done. She thus makes her wish to find a purpose for her life]].
* NiceHat: She has an odd headdress on her magical girl costume.
* TheOjou
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: She ''does'' have a point about [[spoiler:the imminent apocalypse...]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Kyubey. ''And'' she out-gambits Homura.]]
* PimpedOutDress: Her magical girl outfit is quite impressive.
* PowerIncontinence: In ''Symmetry Diamond'', she ends up seeing future events at random. This is a bad thing, since it keeps draining her magic.
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Gave one to Homura. She gets killed by her however before she dies she shoots a shard from Kirika's witch body for a final attack that kills Madoka, so in this timeline she had the last laugh.]]
* RapunzelHair: Even when she puts it up in a side-ponytail, it reaches her waist.
* {{Seer}}: Her powers appear to let her see the future.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:When she foresees the future of Mitakihara and its destruction, she decides to change it by manipulating events to give her the opportunity to kill Madoka.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Both played straight and inverted with Homura. [[spoiler:AntiVillain to Homura's AntiHero. Utterly determined to kill Madoka as Homura is to protect her. Has a friend with the same UndyingLoyalty to her that Homura has to Madoka.]] Inverted in that [[spoiler:she's dressed [[LightIsNotGood all in white]] while Homura [[DarkIsNotEvil is all in dark colors.]]]]
** Their powers are also each others' inverse. Oriko can see the future, while Homura can change the past.
* SlasherSmile
* SpotOfTea: A witch appears at Oriko's house. What does she do? ''Make tea while Kirika fights it.''
* StudentCouncilPresident: At least she used to be.
* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:The manga is called ''Puella Magi Oriko Magica'', so she would definitely be the protagonist. She's the main villain as well.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:She wants to kill Madoka to prevent her from becoming a Magical Girl and then a world-destroying witch]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Oriko's fate in the timelines seen in the anime is unknown.]]
** [[spoiler: ''Symmetry Diamond'' addresses this.]]
* WomanInWhite: When in her magical girl outfit.

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!Yuma Chitose
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A young girl that Oriko names as a potential magical girl candidate to Kyubey. [[spoiler:Her wish was to heal a dismembered Kyouko, which grants her healing spells; her offensive abilities involve using her staff to cause shockwaves.]]
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Her father never was around. Her mother burnt her with cigarettes and told her she was worthless and useless. According to Oriko, she would have died of cardiac arrest resulting from her mother's abuse if her mother had lived.]]
* AnimalEaredHeadband: They're cat ears!
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Healer]]: [[spoiler:Yuma heals Kyouko after her arms and legs were ripped off by a witch she was fighting alone, saving her life.]]
* BrokenBird: Severely mentally damaged from her past.
* CanonForeigner
* CatGirl: Her magical girl form.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: In ''Symmetry Diamond,'' Oriko comes to like Yuma because [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe Yuma doesn't blame her for her father's crimes.]]
* CombatMedic
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Witches killed her parents.
* HairDecorations
* GirlishPigtails
* HealingHands: To the point she can heal someone ([[spoiler:Kyouko]]) who just had their arms and legs ripped off. It's unclear if this level of healing is her power all the time; or whether that instance was the wish she made with Kyubey.
* IWishedYouWereDead: [[spoiler:Admits she's not really sad that her parents are dead because of the way they abused her]], though she doesn't want to be alone.
* MoralityPet: Kyouko really, really doesn't want to be a nurturing protector and she definitely doesn't want to be nice about it. But being mean to Yuma is like kicking a puppy.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Her father was never around and left Yuma in her abusive mother's care.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: She really doesn't want Kyouko to leave her.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:In-universe example. She, along with the magical girl murders, was used to distract Kyubey from Madoka so that Oriko would have enough time to kill her.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:For Kyouko's little sister Momo.]]
* RousingSpeech: Gives one to Kyouko and Mami [[spoiler:after they've given up hope when they discover that witches come from magical girls. Involves DoNotGoGentle.]]
* TaremeEyes
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[spoiler:Just like Momo, Kyouko's dead little sister.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Oriko.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Yuma's fate in the timelines seen in the anime is unknown.]]
** [[spoiler:In ''Symmetry Diamond'', Oriko has a prediction that Yuma will die of a cardiac arrest due to her mother's abuse, if her mother lives.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

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!Kirika Kure
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A "black magical girl", and a friend of Oriko. [[spoiler:She's the culprit behind the magical girl killings. Her wish involved changing her formerly quiet personality to a more outgoing one, and it grants her speed-slowing magic.]]

She is the protagonist of Noisy Citrine, a expansion of the story.
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* AlliterativeName
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: Strong enough to put Mami on the ropes, and considers witch-hunting to be downright boring.
* BadassLongcoat: In magical girl form.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The main reason she likes Oriko.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Being called a "kid" by anyone but Oriko, and throwing around the word "affection."]] [[AxCrazy In her case, it's more like "Push this button to make her Berserk more."]]
* CanonForeigner
* CuteLittleFangs: She has one present at all times.
* CynicismCatalyst: ''Noisy Citrine'' explains that Kirika became withdrawn when her ChildhoodFriend Erika (probably unintentionally) framed her for shoplifting. [[spoiler: Kirika forgives her in the end.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:After being betrayed by her best friend Erika, in Noisy Citrine. It was such a shock that she became antisocial.]]
* TheDitz: Whenever out of combat, she's practically nonfunctional.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Oriko.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: While fighting a witch, Kirika tells Oriko how much sugar she wants in her tea, and argues with her about being treated like a kid.
* EvilCounterpart: To Homura, in many ways. Homura stops time while Kirika slows things down, they lacked confidence and wanted a purpose in life and they are attached to a girl who was nice to them.
** As of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler:Kirika is less an Evil Counterpart and more of a retroactive {{Expy}}]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Her magical girl outfit has one.
* FashionableAsymmetry
* HairDecorations
* HandHidingSleeves: In her magical girl outfit.
* HurricaneKick: Performs one in her fight with [[spoiler:Mami]] while doing a ''handstand''.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Between the coat, the eyepatch, the black color scheme, the belts, and the claws, her general design seems to be something an angsty teen would come up with. [[FridgeBrilliance But of course it is]].
* LivingEmotionalCrutch / OnlyFriend: To Oriko after her fall from grace. She admits she would really be broken if Kirika wasn't around.
* LonersAreFreaks: [[spoiler:In her past.]]
* LoveFreak: A rather violent variation.
** LoveMakesYouCrazy
* MagicSkirt: In her magical girl form.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: To Oriko. [[spoiler: Invoked; Kirika was a depressed loner who ''wished'' to become one of these so Oriko would like her.]]
* MortalWoundReveal: [[spoiler:After her fight with Mami, it's revealed that her Soul Gem is cracked and she's turning into a witch]].
** [[spoiler: And the only reason she was hanging on at that point to even do the reveal is because her time slowing ability was able to slow down her transformation into a witch.]]
* OneWingedAngel: When Kirika figured out that she can't defeat [[spoiler:Homura and the other magical girls, she turns herself into a Witch]].
* OnlyAFleshWound: Apparently, being shot at the knee [[spoiler:by Mami]] is not enough to stop her. [[spoiler:Too bad, while she's healing, Mami is ready to blast her head.]]
* PetTheDog: ''Noisy Citrine'' is basically this.
* [[PsychopathicManChild Psychopathic Woman Child]]
* PsychoSupporter: [[spoiler:To Oriko.]]
* RummageSaleReject: Her civilian clothing, after she makes her wish.
* SecurityBlanket / GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: The stuffed toy she carries around, which is implied to be a gift from Oriko.
* SinisterScythe: Her claws evoke this.
* SlasherSmile
* SweetTooth
* TooManyBelts: A fairly minor case, but present in both her civilian and magical girl outfits.
* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:Her power is to slow down everything except herself and (presumably) her allies, making her seem fast. Notably, this power can actually slow down the destruction of a witch's barrier after it's defeated. She even slows down ''her own transformation into a witch''. It's suggested this power relates to her first meeting with Oriko; at the time Kirika was trying to pick up her dropped belongings from the floor while bystanders were telling her to hurry up.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Oriko.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Kirika's fate in the timelines seen in the anime is unknown.]]
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: ''Noisy Citrine'' shows Kirika defeating a witch too tough for her claws to cut by... making even bigger claws.
* WolverineClaws: Her weapons.
* WomanInBlack: When in her magical girl outfit.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Of the "obsessive" type. She'll do anything for Oriko... ''anything''.]]
* YuriFan: ''Noisy Citrine'' has her reading shoujo-ai books in class.
* ZettaiRyouiki
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[[folder: Returning Characters]]

This section is only for tropes that appear exclusively in ''Puella Magi Oriko Magica''. See [[{{Characters/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica}} here]] for character tropes from the original series.

!Mami Tomoe
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A magical girl veteran who is investigating the recent murders of magical girls.
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* AdaptationalBadass: She was already {{Badass}} in Madoka Magica, but her track was cut short due to Charlotte chomping her. Here? She shows further the extent of her {{Badass}}ery if her track wasn't cut short at all.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even though it took her awhile, she was the first person to figure out that Kirika's power wasn't SuperSpeed and stopped her opponent with a well-placed explosive.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:When she and Kyouko discover that witches come from magical girls.]] Ultimately subverted when Yuma gives a RousingSpeech and brings the two back from the brink of despair.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* ForWantOfANail: Survived in this timeline because she wasn't showing off to Madoka in her fight against Charlotte.
* MythologyGag: When she admits Charlotte could have killed her if she let her guard down.
* NiceHat
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:Has something of a FreakOut when she learns where witches come from, but snaps out of it thanks to Yuma.]]
* SceneryCensor: When her skirt is flipped, Yuma's head and arms block the reader's view.
* ZettaiRyouiki

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!Kyouko Sakura
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A magical girl veteran who becomes an "older sister" figure for Yuma.
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* AdoptTheDog: Though she hadn't yet abandoned her {{Jerkass}} nature at the time ''Oriko Magica'' begins, she finds it in her heart to take Yuma in, acting like a mother to her better than her real mother did.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:After her fight with Cecil goes bad. She got better thanks to Yuma.]]
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: Towards Yuma.
* DetachedSleeves
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:When she and Mami discover that witches come from magical girls.]] Ultimately subverted when Yuma gives a RousingSpeech and brings them back from the brink of despair.
* [[DontCallMeSir Don't Call Me Oneechan]]: She says this to Yuma.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Yuma.
* ZettaiRyouiki
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!Homura Akemi
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:[[WhatTheHellHero Gets called out by Madoka herself.]]]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: When hit with one of Oriko's attacks.
* BystanderSyndrome: Her reaction to most things. [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl As long as they don't affect Madoka, she doesn't care.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Only appears briefly in volume 1, though her role is expanded dramatically in volume 2.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:She fails to save Madoka, obviously.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler:She's correct that it's impossible to save everyone during the attack on the school, as Mami makes a similar point herself. Unfortunately, Madoka is also one of the people she's unable to save]].
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:By Oriko. So Homura thought that killing Oriko would save Madoka? [[PyrrhicVictory It didn't.]] Oriko still managed to kill her.]]

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!Madoka Kaname
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* BlushSticker
* DemotedToExtra: Makes only a two panel appearance in volume 1, though her role is expanded somewhat in volume 2.
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Since Homura's wish involves Madoka's survival and this is not the timeline depicted in the show, it is certain that she will die or become a witch, forcing Homura to reset time. The former happens as a result of Oriko's actions]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Oriko kills her via shooting a piece of Kirika's witch body out of the barrier, [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/7/24 which impales poor Madoka in the torso]] in front of the horrified Sayaka and Hitomi. When the barrier is lifted, everyone sees what has happened, and Homura is driven to a HeroicBSOD.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Homura out for [[spoiler:''only'' protecting her and refusing to help Hitomi and Sayaka, among others.]]
-->'''Madoka''': How can you act so calm about all this? Why? Why am I the only one you're saving? You've got so much power Homura-chan!! If you plan to let all the others die...then it'd be better if you didn't save me...!

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!Kyubey
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* BiggerBad
* PowerFloats
* [[Main/InSeriesNickname In-Series Nickname]]: Kyubey is often called "Shiromaru"(White Bowl) by Kirika Kure

!Sayaka Miki
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* DemotedToExtra: She doesn't even appear in the first volume.
* HeroicBystander: She doesn't become a magical girl here, but does what she can to help.
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler:A '''big''' candy cane from the surrounding witch barrier.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone[=/=]AdaptationalBadass: Ultimately, the life of Sayaka Miki [[ForWantOfANail is purely dependent on if she becomes a magical girl or not.]] [[spoiler:If she is one, WordOfGod from ''Madoka Magica'' [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption states that she is doomed to become a witch and die (or just outright die). Every time]]. Here, she isn't one and more that makes up for that given the situation her friends and she is in.]]
* PluckyGirl

!Hitomi Shizuki
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* BreakTheCutie: Hitomi didn't know anything about Witches and Magical Girls in the original. In this one, she [[spoiler:witnesses a particularly bloody attack on Mitakihara Junior High, gets caught in a witch barrier with her friends and other students, and then sees Madoka die horribly right in front of her and Sayaka.]] To say the kid's broken by ''that'' is an understatement.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Suffers a HUGE one during [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/6/13 the witch attack]] on her school, when she sees the lifeless body of a student inside the magical barrier.]] She doesn't look much better when [[spoiler:she and Sayaka tend to the dying Madoka.]]

!Kazuko Saotome
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* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Inverted. She lives to the end of the original series, but [[http://www.mangareader.net/mahou-shoujo-oriko-magica/5/11 is gruesomely killed]] in episode 5 of this manga.]]
* {{Expy}} - Very likely to be a reference to a certain other [[SenseiChan young female teacher]] [[spoiler:who [[MuvLuv suffers a gruesome death in *two* alternate universes.]] ]] Considering that [[spoiler: Mami's death scene]] is also a possible reference to the same franchise - and [[spoiler: the manner of that other teacher's death]] - it's not too much of a stretch to see this parallel.
* StrippedToTheBone: [[spoiler:What witch!Kirika's familiars appear do to her to kill her.]]
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[[folder: Other]]

!Masako Chitose
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:She treats poor Yuma like utter dirt by burning her head with cigarettes, as well as verbally and physically abusing her daughter in other ways. It's pretty unsurprising that the way she dies to a witch is actually cheered by most.]]
** [[spoiler: Oriko in Symmetry Diamond sees a vision showing that Masako's abuse will eventually kill Yuma if not stopped.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Abuses her daughter Yuma horribly, and dies a pretty horribly gruesome death.]]
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: How she dies, along with some FacialHorror to a witch.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Only shows up in the first chapter in one page being eaten by a unseen witch, [[spoiler: and in some flashbacks being abusive to Yuma.]]
** She appears (and is named) in ''Symmetry Diamond'', where we see her face for the first time.
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[[folder:''Noisy Citrine'' and ''Symmetry Diamond'' Characters]]
!Erika Mamiya

A former friend of Kirika that runs into her again.
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* [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Brainwashed And]] DrivenToSuicide: By a Witch's Kiss.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Kirika.
** WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: They get better.]]
* FrameUp: Did this - probably unintentionally - to Kirika in the past. Basically, she was upset about moving and her parents getting divorced, so she shoplifts from a store. Kirika catches her, but she runs off leaving Kirika (quite literally) holding the bag.
* ParentWithNewParamour: What puts her under a Witch's influence.
** YoureNotMyFather: Feels this way towards her stepfather.

!Sasa Yuuki
A magical girl trying to claim her own territory.
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* VillainousHarlequin
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