This page encompasses the anime ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and its [[{{SpinOff}} Spin Offs]] ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' and ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''. Now remember folks, GET READY!

* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has not one, not two, not ''five'', but ''SEVEN'' Wham Episodes. Not bad for a TwelveEpisodeAnime.
** Episode 3: [[spoiler:Mami, the cool mentor, dies suddenly and horribly.]]
** Episode 6: [[spoiler:It turns out magical girls are, basically, [[OurLichesAreDifferent liches]]. ]]
** Episode 8: [[spoiler:Homura is a time traveller. Sayaka turns into a Witch, which will also happen to all magical girls who don't die beforehand.]]
** Episode 9: [[spoiler:Kyubey is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien harvesting emotional energy to delay the end of the universe. And Kyouko kills witch-Sayaka in a suicide attack.]]
** Episode 10: [[spoiler:Homura's backstory and why she acted a certain way throughout the series is revealed; it is also discovered she is attempting to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, but has failed rather miserably a number of times. Also her former self in the first few timelines is [[{{Meganekko}} spectac]][[{{Moe}} ularly dif]][[ShrinkingViolet ferent]] from her current self.]]
** Episode 11 sees [[spoiler: Kyubey point out that all the time traveling has inadvertently given Madoka all the magical power of ''all'' her previous incarnations, which due to Homura's GroundhogDayLoop, are legion, meaning she's destined to be the most powerful witch ever, and every time Homura tries to fix it, she makes it ''worse.'' Speaking of Madoka, she shows up at the very end, causing divergence from the foreshadowing of episode one, and announces her intent to make a wish.]]
** And in Episode 12, we see [[spoiler: what she wishes for -- and it's big enough to [[RealityWarper completely rewrite the laws of physics]]. [[ApocalypseHow Even]] [[OhCrap Kyubey]] [[VillainousBreakdown freaks out.]]]]
** ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Magica]]'''s SpinOff, ''Kazumi Magica'', also has Wham Episodes. To date:
*** Chapter 4: [[spoiler: Kyubey makes [[TheCameo a small but significant cameo.]] The MysteriousWatcher from the previous chapter is revealed as Juubey, a fairy that can ''purify TheCorruption from Soul Gems''. The strange witches fought in the first two chapters were actually pseudo-witches created by Yuuri - the antagonistic magical girl from previous chapters - using imitation Grief Seeds. She then promptly takes the role of KnightOfCerebus, bloodily incapacitates the other magical girls, and shoves one of her imitation Grief Seeds in Kazumi's forehead.]]
*** Chapter 5: [[spoiler: Yuuri becomes a witch, and furthermore it's confirmed that everyone but Kazumi knew that magical girls become witches. We then get an extended {{Flashback}} sequence of Yuuri's past, which reveals that she's not Yuuri at all but her friend Airi. The real Yuuri wished to heal [[IllGirl Airi's life-threatening illness]]. [[HealingHands She then overused her magic to heal people]], [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished turned into a witch]], and was subsequently destroyed by the other magical girls in Kazumi's team. When Airi learns this, she goes [[AxCrazy off the deep end]] and wishes to become Yuuri, taking on her appearance. She then goes after [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the magical girls who killed her friend]], kicking off ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica's'' entire plot. And just to put the icing on the cake, ''[[HijackedByGanon Kyubey was behind the whole thing]]'']].
*** Chapter 8: Fairly minor but [[spoiler: the new antagonists pull out Evil Nuts, suggesting they either avert NoOntologicalInertia or they were created by someone else. Then Nico suddenly becomes a witch. Or does she?]]
*** Chapters 10-12: Oh boy...
*** Chapter 13: [[UpToEleven Oh boy!]] [[spoiler: And we get to know that Kazumi is a [[CloningBlues clone]] of the original Kazumi, Kazusa Michiru.]]
*** Chapter 14: [[spoiler: Kazumi has the ability to eat her clones and got stabbed by Satomi from the behind. DAMN!]]
*** Chapter 15: [[spoiler: Satomi becomes a witch and so the [[UpToEleven horror after horror came one after the other!]]]]
*** Chapter 16: Fairly minor but [[spoiler: the detective actually had a friend who went missing.]] However! [[spoiler: Kazumi came back into the Freezer and so [[WhamLine demanded something so great that might cause chaos into the scene.]]]]
*** Chapter 17: [[spoiler: Kazumi transformed into her witch form and started attacking everyone. Everybody made a counter attack and defeated her. It turns out that it was just a puppet by Nico who then spattered some words and inserted an Evil Nut into Saki and thus... Oh no!]]
*** Chapter 18: [[spoiler: Saki became a witch and then Mirai's [[OffWithHisHead head got]] [[MythologyGag chomped by her witch form]] and that is not all!]]
**** [[spoiler: And then it turns out that the real Nico became a witch, which then made it clear that one that they had right now is actually an ArtificialHuman and her name is Kanna Hijiri!]]
*** Chapter 19: Things are getting grimmer and grimmer folks! [[spoiler: Just when Juubey is about to purify the Soul Gems, he suddenly dissolves into two Grief Seeds and is revealed to have been an incomplete incubator!]] This is explained more in Chapter 21, [[spoiler: Where it is revealed that Juubey was created by the Pleiades in an attempt to fight against Kyubey and the MagicalGirl system, and they had Kyubey wiped out of the memories of all the magical girls in the city (including themselves) and replaced with Juubey. However, the plan failed, and Kyubey reveals that Juubey never actually had the ability to purify Soul Gems, only removing the darkness on the surface without removing the corruption!]]
** The [[SerialEscalation other]] {{Spinoff}} of ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka Magica]]'', ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'', also has this. It starts with that fact that [[IAmNotShazam Oriko is not the girl on the first volume's cover.]]
*** Chapter 2: [[spoiler: The series has an AntagonistTitle; Oriko is the BigBad.]]
*** Chapter 5: [[spoiler: The witch Oriko saw is [[DarkMessiah Krimehild Gretchen]]; she's trying to kill [[ApocalypseMaiden Madoka]].]]
*** Chapter 6: [[spoiler: Everything Oriko did was just to [[GambitRoulette distract Kyubey from Madoka and put her in a position where she would be killed.]] And the first part doesn't work.]]
*** Chapter 7: Okay, everything is going [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and darker]] until eventually everybody ([[TimeTravel Homura]], [[LadyOfWar Mami]], [[BladeOnAStick Kyouko]] and [[CombatMedic Yuma]]) defeats the BigBad and her [[TheDragon friend]] [[spoiler: who became a witch]]. And then [[spoiler: the BigBad delivers a DiabolusExMachina onto the scene, killing Homura's best friend Madoka with her two other friends [[HeroicBystander Sayaka]] and [[InnocentBystander Hitomi]] mourning by her side and so... [[HereWeGoAgain Oh boy! Here we go again!]]]]
* The first two movies were basically recaps of the Madoka Magica series. ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'', however managed to top all the Wham Moments above: [[spoiler: First we learn the movie takes place in a witch's barrier, despite witches being {{Ret Gone}}d. Then we find the witch is actually ''[[TomatoInTheMirror Homura herself]]'', due to an experiment by the Incubators. Then, [[NotSoFastBucko just when everything looks like it will turn out alright]], Homura [[FaceHeelTurn takes a piece of Madoka]] and essentially becomes a [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist]]-esque version of ''[[SatanicArchetype Lucifer]]'', taking control of both the Incubators and the universe and trapping Madoka in a utopia. Oh, and she says to Madoka that if she doesn't stop being so selfless, they will become enemies.]]