* GadgetWatches: Cassiopeia and Athena.
* GainaxEnding: Sort of in the manga.
* GambitPileup: We still don't see it yet but from the looks of things, there's a ton of key players that are in here. Ala Alba (Negi's group) may turn out to be [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] or the SpannerInTheWorks.
** [[spoiler: They turn out to be neither, and go about their own agenda, despite attempts by multiple groups.]]
* GeckoEnding: In addition to the sudden and MoodWhiplash-laden ending to the original anime, the manga itself concluded with rushed sequence that felt more like a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue than an ending. Many dangling threads were indeed tied up, but far from satisfactorily, and the central driver for much of the action -- Negi's search for his father -- is ''resolved off-screen, between chapters and never explained.''
* GenreSavvy:
** Chisame and Haruna both fit this trope, though Chisame expresses it more, predicting the paths of various other characters in regards to love with Negi.
** A lot of characters dabble in this on occasion whenever there's talk of their roles as main and side characters.
* GenreShift: Trope picture. The later chapters barely even resemble the first few. The series essentially started as ''LoveHina'' [[RecycledInSpace WITH MAGIC]], but eventually developed into an action series rivaling the likes of ''{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. After the Magical World arc, it goes back to the old hijinks and then skips all the supposed action to tell a DistantFinale.
* GeometricMagic: Required for ''pactio''.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Asuna to Setsuna, Nodoka to Yue, Yue to Negi, Asuna to Negi, Chisame to Negi ''(twice)'', Nagi to Arika ''(also twice)'', and Jack to Negi.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Loads'', and from a certain point of view the first two volumes could be seen as a grand scheme to get the rest of the series past the executives. But, on a more traditional note, a good example is an early chapter where the girls are giving Negi a bath to cheer him up (everyone's wearing swimsuits) and someone shouts "Negi is so small and cute! Let's watch him grow!"[[labelnote:(linguistic tip)]]Original Japanese text is ambiguous here. It can as well be translated as "''Negi's'' is so small and cute. Let's watch ''it'' grow!"[[/labelnote]] "He's only ten, I don't think there will be much 'growing...'"
** In the very first episode of the English dub, in the commotion of a fight between Asuna and Ayaka you can hear one of them call the other a twat.
* GiantEnemyCrab
* GiantSpider
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: In the early-chapters, Negi ventures to the lair of Evangeline, an ancient Vampire and infamous 1000 year old mass-murderer (with the appearance of a 10 year old little girl) at the request of her servant Chachamaru, to look after her after she caught the flu. To his surprise, instead of a cobweb covered catacomb littered with skulls, he finds a brightly beatiful room filled with adorable toy animals and glowring with warm innocence. This is a glimpse into the psyche of Evangeline (who was turned into an immortal at ''ten''), hinting that she ''still'' wants to be an innocent and happy little girl again in spite of living ten centuries of blood, violence, cynicism and hate.
* GivingUpTheGhost: When Negi is training with Rakan, Rakan tells him to use his strongest attack on him so he can estimate how tough he is. When Negi does and it hurts more than he expected, Rakan hits him back so hard that this ends up happening.
* GladiatorGames: Negi and Kotaro enter several gladiator tournaments in the Magic World.
* TheGlomp: More examples than you could possibly list.
* GodivaHair: Most of the female characters, [[BarbieDollAnatomy Akamatsu-sensei being who he is]].
* GogglesDoNothing: Negi's pince-nez glasses, too small to work, sometimes absent, never commented on ever.
** They may actually be useful if he's farsighted. Not everyone is WesternAnimation/MrMagoo, after all.
* GoingCommando: During the Kyoto arc, Asuna has to find new clothes after the ones she wore were turned to stone and shattered (she herself was immune to the effect). She is midway through a fight with a massive army of demons when one of them remark on her boldness, and she realizes in panic that she forgot one particular article.
* GoldfishScoopingGame: Negi and Asuna play it during their Chapter 77 date. Asuna isn't too good at this so Negi tries to help her... but this being ''Negima'', he grabs her where he shouldn't and they end up in a position strangely resembling a certain infamous two-digit number.
* GrandFinale:
** The GeckoEnding of ''Negima!'', that is. According to Akamatsu-sensei at that time, he was only about halfway through the manga story line.
** The manga also qualifies, for the same reason.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Not just [[GratuitousEnglish English]], but [[AltumVidetur Latin]]... and [[GratuitousGreek Greek]]... and ''Sanskrit''...
** And [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Surprisingly Good Foreign Languages]], at that. Read the furigana pronunciation guides during incantation to see just how good.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Yue's Pactio Artifact.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The school library; both lampshaded and played straight. It's a city-sized underground library so massive that Mahora actually has a school club dedicated to exploring it.
* GreenLanternRing: Four examples:
** Haruna's artifact, which can basically [[ArtInitiatesLife generate anything she can draw]];
** The [[TimeMachine time travelling pocketwatch]], Cassiopeia, which Negi eventually learns to use to dodge the OneHitKill TimeTravel bullets ''after having been stricken with them''. Chao even notes his ability to learn at such a quick pace.
** Albireo's artifact, which can transform him into anyone he's met.
** Jack Rakan's artifact, which can take the form of any weapon imaginable.
* GrowBeyondTheirProgramming
* GunFu: Do ''not'' mess with Mana.
* HadakaApron: Setsuna's [[SchoolgirlLesbians yuritastic]] 'Cosmo Entelechia' dreamworld features Konoka in this.
* HairDecorations: A lot of examples here. Asakura has a hair clip, and whatever holds her hair up in that pineapple shape. Asuna has her trademark hair-bells. Yue has baubles at the ends of her braids. Ku Fei has those things giving her hair those... spike...things. A form of cloth binding is used in the hair of Chao, Hakase, the Narutaki twins, and Mana. Even Negi has his hair bound back into a ponytail.
** Something this troper found funny happens at the climax of [[spoiler:Negi versus Fate, after Negi has truly accepted the darkness of Magia Erebra. Negi goes up to where Fate is and deactivates his Raiten Taisou. What's funny is that amongst the seriousness of the situation, his hairband comes out of nowhere and magically ties up his hair as he walks towards Fate (as his hair in lightning form is long and flowing).]]
* HammerSpace: Used constantly, especially because the pactios allow the partners to summon "artifacts" out of nowhere. Also used for {{Hyperspace Arsenal}}s such as Mana's, and Setsuna's wings.
* HammerspaceHideaway: Kaede's Artefact is a cloak (essentially a flat piece of tattered cloth) that can hide several people inside... it does have a fully furnished house in there after all.
* HandBehindHead
* HandsOnApproach: During Negi's and Asuna's practice date, Kamo [[DatePeepers spies on them]] to make sure all goes "well". After a rocky start, it finally looks like they're having some harmless fun with the GoldfishScoopingGame until Kamo decides that he's having none of that and telepathically tells Negi to invoke this. A very hesitant Negi reluctantly does so, causing [[LuminescentBlush awkwardness for both parties]].
* HarmfulToMinors: Several cases, but Negi's destroyed hometown is the first we hear of. Whether his or [[spoiler:Asuna's]] is worse is up for debate.
* HarshWordImpact
* HealingHands
* {{Heaven}}: According to the Cosmo Entelecheia wielders of the Code of the Lifemaker, those dissolved by it go to a garden where they meet all their loved ones. Also, humans (or those not born of the Magic World) leave a body behind. For some reason, this reassurance makes him all the more creepier.
* HermeticMagic: and traditional Japanese magic, too -- an almost unheard-of combination at the time the series first appeared
* HeroicAlbino: [[spoiler:Setsuna]]. Kinda.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Negi, after he almost killed Shiori]].
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Evangeline at her best. At her worst she is a bloodsucker or SociopathicHero.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* HeroicWillpower: Although Negi certainly qualifies, Rakan takes the cake. The man willed himself into ''existing.'' [[spoiler: '''TWICE!''']]
** This seems to be the secret behind Rakan's power: Every once in a while (such as [[spoiler:when he takes Negi's point-blank Thunder Tempest and Nagi's Thousand Bolts]]) he uses the silent incantation "Willpower Defense" to survive things he really should ''not'' be able to survive. [[spoiler:The reason Negi's Titan Slayer attack is able to stun him even briefly is that it was delivered at the end of a brutal series of attacks, so he didn't have time to muster his Willpower Defense.]] At least some of his endurance is due to [[spoiler:decades of combat experience]].
* HeroInsurance
* HeroUnit: Lampshaded in the Battle of Mahora [[spoiler:with Chao's robots]]; referenced by name, even.
* HesBack: At one point in the Eva arc, he flys away believing the others, especially Asuna, are in danger because of his presence. He comes back after meeting Kaede, however.
* HighAltitudeBattle
* HomosexualReproduction: Implied. [[spoiler:Asuna sees in the future two children who look like small copies of Konoka and Setsuna.]]
* {{Honorifics}}: Many of the girls call Negi "Negi-bozu", which in addition to its literal meaning is a pun on "negibozu", a variety of onion and a slang term for an inexperienced youth; also, Negi uses ''yobisute'' with Takamichi and Kotarou, as well as Anya, indicating their close friendship.
* HopeSpot: Chapter 311. The team's plan goes off with barely any trouble and they were able to [[spoiler: get Asuna and the Grand Master Key away from Fate in the middle of his ritual, only to find out Fate isn't the only averruncus Dynamis revived.]] Shit quickly hits the fan.
** Also Chapter 329. [[spoiler: Negi has finally defeated Fate and they are about to join forces, until the Lifemaker shoots both of them. Of course, [[BigDamnHero all the powerful characters that weren't present show up over the course of the next two chapters.]]]]
** Indeed ever since entering the Gravekeeper's Palace it's been pretty constant hope spots: [[spoiler: Even before most of the team could even get off the ship almost [[DiabolusExMachina everyone is wiped out by Poyo Rainyday's artifact]], [[DeusExMachina with a little help]] Negi manages get himself and his class out of Poyo's enchantment and starts tearing apart everything Cosmo Entelechia throws at him. After a protracted battle Al Alba gains enough of an [[HopeSpot advantage to have Negi continue onwards]], only for [[DiabolusExMachina him to get hit]], getting consumed by darkness, then TakenforGranite. Despite losing their leader, Al Alba decides to continue without Negi, and actually [[HopeSpot manages to accomplish their objectives]], only for things to fall apart when Al Alba gets [[DiabolusExMachina overwhelmed by extra Averuncuses]], luckily Negi revives with a MidSeasonUpgrade to boot, and with the help of a HeelFaceTurn and Fate's wanting to defeat Al Alba on his own terms, the [[HopeSpot new Averuncuses get quickly taken out]], but Fate quickly reverses any gains Al Alba had made without its leader. Now Negi finally gets to fight Fate on top of the tower and [[HopeSpot manages to befriend him]], who wants to bet that Diabolus is on it's way?]]
*** [[spoiler:[[DiabolusExMachina It is.]] [[OhCrap ENTER THE LIFEMAKER!]]] [[ArmyOfTheAges Plus everyone he has ever created.]]]]
* HotSpringsEpisode: Mostly ''sento'' episodes, though Negi and Kotaro did create one for Asuna once. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for her, this was during her training with Eva. Eva was so furious she threw her back out into the polar blizzard she'd just escaped, wet and naked.]]
** There's also one for the Ala Rubra Drama CD. It also involves Eishun's glasses.
* HumongousMecha
* HundredPercentCompletion: [[spoiler:Negi making contracts with everyone in his class in both ''Negima!'' and ''Negima!?'', sometimes called the "Mass Pactio" by fans.]]
* [[HunterOfHisOwnKind Hunter Of Her Own Kind]]: Setsuna is a half-demon who specializes in anti-demonic arts.
** [[spoiler: Also Mana, who occasionally does exterminations with her, is also a half-demon.]]
* HybridMonster
* HyperspaceArsenal: Referenced almost by name in chapter 276, when [[spoiler: Mana uses an unincanted spell to reload her [[GunsAkimbo Desert Eagles]]]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Negi for a long time. He believes that,"Our Magic is not omnipotent... a little bit of courage is the real magic", and yet throughout the series he keeps trying to get more and more magical power because unless he thinks he's stronger than his opponent he won't show any courage and/or confidence. Made even worse when you realize that he doesn't seem to think that the courage that his students and TrueCompanions show isn't worth much unless they have pactios or unless he's around to fight all their fights. Thankfully, right before [[spoiler: the final battle]] he finally learns to trust his comrades and take into account their courage and determination.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Used by [[spoiler:Chao in the Battle of Mahora arc, when Negi negates her power, she reveals she actually ''can'' use magic.]] Also, in the final tournament battle in the Magic World arc, done by Negi no less than ''five times''. And every one of them is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]].
* IAmYourOpponent: Invoked nearly word for word on numerous occasions.
* IdenticalPanelGag: Used a few times, like [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/2256/mahou-sensei-negima_v22_ch200_by_aquastar-fansubs/18 in chapter 200]], when Setsuna is dead worried and suddenly switches from "OJOU-SAMA!!!" to "KONO-CHAN!!!".
** Or when [[spoiler:Ako Izumi]] reveals her artifact: a giant syringe that must be applied [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v33/c304/16.html in the butt.]]
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Fūka is the one with the GirlishPigtails, Fumika has the OdangoHair. Chances are, you'll mix them up anyway.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: "By Asuna".
* IdiotCrows: With Ayaka, of course.
** Rakan also gets them.
* IdiotHero: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and subverted all to hell. Negi is notably ''not'' an idiot by any stretch of the word (well, except for his [[ChasteHero chastity]], but he's [[JustifiedTrope ten]]), and it is made perfectly clear throughout the series that he is a bona-fide genius. However, by thinking too much, he has time to worry and despair. TheRival, Kotaro, is very much an IdiotHero, explaining that Negi needs to learn how to act without thinking. In other words, he needs "[[ArcWords that little bit of courage]]." Or, in Negi's own words, "learn to be an idiot".
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Haruna Saotome.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: During Mahorafest, when Negi becomes the Kissing Terminator; played deadly straight in Ch. 285, when it's really more of a [[spoiler:We're Going To Beat The Crap Out Of You While Evangeline Helps You Seal Your Evil Side Fight]].
* ILikeThoseOdds: As part of the big flashback, The RedHeadedHero is saving the princess; meanwhile, the rest of Ala Rubra has to hold off the forces overseeing the execution, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Head Mook''': Do I have the necessary forces? You Fool!. The guards for this event are more numerous than those you see here. There are two entire fleets stationed over a surrounding area of tens of kilometers, not to mention elite troops numbering around 3,000. You may be powerful, but even you cannot...\\
'''Jack Rakan''': Like I said. Are you seriously telling me you think that's gonna be enough?!
* IllKillYou: Done [[NightmareFuel terrifyingly]] during Godel's Ostian Ball, by someone you wouldn't really expect.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler:Shiori's sister, the ImpliedLoveInterest of [[AntiVillain Fate/Tertium]]. He does not take [[PsychoElectro Secundum]]'s erasure of her [[OffWithHisHead well]].]]
* {{Imageboards}}: During the Tournament arc, magical and scientific spam/rumor-bots compete with each other on 2ch(an?) over {{masquerade}}-breaking combat footage.
* ImageSong: every song to date
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Every time Negi winds Chachamaru, and during their Pactio.]]
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: Well, Mahora ''is'' an all-girl school (at least the part of Mahora Negi is teaching in).
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Fate's girls are, indubitably, for the most part, characters worth the sympathy of the reader, even if they are unflinchingly devoted to Fate… and yet it seems that they can never win any fight they participate in, even if Rakan isn't the opponent.
* InfoDrop: It has what appears to be a joke from one of the characters (later revealed as the arc's BigBad) when she [[spoiler:claims to be from Mars]]. Yeah, turns out that it wasn't a joke.
* InnocentInnuendo: "Whip it out, boy!"
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha
* InstantBandages
* InstantCosplaySurprise: During the Mahorafest Budokai, Asuna and Setsuna get dressed while distracted. They notice they're wearing PantyFighter gear.
* InstantRunes: Happens almost any time a fairly powerful spell is cast.
* InstantWebHit: The class page the girls create.
* InsufferableGenius: Nagi definitely counts, if "possibly the strongest man in existence" counts as genius. After all, he once told his son: "I can understand your feelings of admiration for this young, accomplished, yet super cool genius and undefeatable father who was also a hero..."
* InternalReveal: The audience knows all along that the boy Ako falls in love with is really Negi [[OvernightAgeUp magically aged up]], but she doesn't find out until over 100 chapters later. Cue ShowerOfAngst before Ako's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* InTheHood: Akamatsu loves this one.
* {{Introdump}}: A very necessary one, in the form of Negi's class roster, which is reused in the tankobon as a sort of DramatisPersonae
* InvisibleToNormals: There exist spells that act like a powerful WeirdnessCensor, stopping the {{muggles}} from noticing, say, the young English teacher flying around on his staff.
* InvokedTrope
* InvoluntaryGroupSplit: Almost a figurative "Rocks Fall, Party Splits" scenario as well, with a falling stone spell used to smash a teleporter, scattering its victims all across the magical world.