Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Rebellion
The story head tilts towards a new ending.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion (subtitled Hangyaku no Monogatarinote The Rebellion Story in Japan) is a feature film for the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The movie follows the anime's two-part Compilation Movie released in 2012. Originally intended to be the anime's second season, the movie is a continuation of the series's plot. The film premiered in Japan on October 26, 2013, and there are plans to show the film with subtitles in select theaters internationally.The movie will have a manga adaptation by Hanokage, who did the manga adaptation for the first anime as well as the Spin-OffPuella Magi Madoka Magica The Different Story. Three new spin-off manga series are also beginning after the movie airs in Japan; see the franchise page for details.The movie also introduces a new magical girl named Nagisa Momoe, voiced by Kana Asumi. In addition, there is a new type of monster known as "Nightmares".Late Arrival Spoiler Warning: Everything below this section will have unmarked spoilers for the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime. If you have not watched the anime and do not want to be spoiled, do not read this page. All spoilers may ruin your enjoyment of the story. Again, avoiding these pages is highly suggested for those who have not seen the show.YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.At the end of the original anime, Madoka sacrificed herself and made a wish that changed the world. In this new world, magical girls no longer become the very witches they're fighting. In this new world, magical girls are instead taken away by the Law of Cycles. And in this new world, Madoka, Sayaka, Mami, Kyoko and Homura all fight together to protect the city of Mitakihara from Nightmares.Wait a minute...that's not how it went! Madoka and Sayaka Ascended To A Higher Plane Of Exsistence! And the monsters were called "wraiths", not Nightmares! And what is that thing that looks like the witch Charlotte?Homura soon realizes that things are not what they seem. But she may not want to find the truth. For at the end of it all...is the being that rebels against the order of god.
In fact, this is a Continuity Nod to the rather obscure manga spin-off, Puella Magi Oriko Magica. In it, Madoka states that she will refuse to be saved if everyone else is doomed. Cue the end of this movie, where Homura says that if Madoka wants to be selfless, then Homura shall become her enemy.
And Then John Was a Zombie: Of course, this is being Madoka Magica, the Witches still are a problem. But this time The Reveal is exactly who the Witch is. When Homura realizes that Mitakihara is just a barrier, she goes after the most blatant Witch in the vicinity, Bebe. After a series of events, she then finds out the witch is...herself.
Award Bait Song: Kalafina's "Kimi to Gin no Niwa" (Your Silver Garden), played during the end credits. A bit different than most examples, since it's a power ballad rather than a soft/romantic one, and the lyrics are more sinister than one would expect.
Bash Sisters: Sayaka and Kyoko. They even have Oktavia wield a giant version of Kyoko's spear during the final battle.
Batman Gambit: Mami makes herself immune to Homura's ability by hanging onto her through a ribbon, preventing Homura from shooting it off by partially dematerializing it. Seeing she cannot gain the upper hand, Homura shoots herself in the head, causing Mami to materialize the ribbon in an attempt to stop her. Before Mami can react, Homura wraps the ribbon around the same (slowing) bullet to sever it, finally freezing Mami.
Which turns out to be only a copy of Mami, made to fool Homura and trap her if she tries to destroy them. The real Mami was watching the whole fight from a safe distance.
Big Bad: Kyubey, as usual. This time, he traps the Puella Magi in a world of his creation where everyone seems to be living happily in order to advance his plans. However, [[spoiler:Kyubey is usurped of his position by none other than Homura herself, becoming God of EvilHomucifer in the process, the opposite to Madokami.
Big Budget Beef Up: Everybody except Madoka as they face Homulilly, Homura's witch form from thePSP game, suitably upgraded from the game with a new dress and Nutcracker-themed familiars. Notable is Mami's Tiro Finale, now upgraded to a towering railway cannon built onto two separate trains that takes out multiple, building-smashing giant mooks in a single shot, and Sayaka's and Kyoko's combo where Oktavia wields a gigantic version of Kyoko's spear.
Big Eater: Kyoko. She's eating even while fighting Nightmares. And first thing she mentioned after defeating Hitomi's nightmare? She's hungry after the whole cake song! Unlike the anime, this aspect of Kyoko's personality is played for cuteness.
The runes are back in force. Probably the strangest one is during Nagisa's transformation, where what appears to be a recipe to make a magical girl appears. Among other things, its ingredients include sugar, pepper sauce, and innocence.
At one point Homura's familiars state "Gott ist tot!" in a very cheerful way. German speakers and Nietzsche enthusiasts will note that this means "God is dead!", making the things even creepier than before.
The ending has WHO DREAMS?
Bittersweet Ending: On one hand, Everybody Lives, Kyubey gets a bigger shaft than he got last time, and Homura attains her goal of saving Madoka after failing beforehand. On the other hand, Homura essentially becomes a God of Evil, destroys the Law of Cycles that Madoka created, and imprisons Madoka and suppresses her goddess powers, along with Sayaka's own new powers.
Brainwashed and Crazy: Everyone sucked into Homura's dream world - including Homura herself - is brainwashed into living their ideal life. While Madoka has also lost her memories, she has actually done this consciously to fool Kyubey. Sayaka and Nagisa, meanwhile, keep their memories and are just playing along, as is Kyubey. For everyone except the veteran trio, the opening is basically a big game of make-believe so that the heroes don't notice anything's up with the villains, and vice-versa.
Break Them by Talking: Kyubey tries to talk Homura into summoning Goddess Madoka. It backfired on him in the most spectacular way possible.
The Luminous opening of the first two movies featured Homura and Madoka sitting in two chairs next to each other, being completely adorable. During Homura's witch transformation, this moment gets twisted into a representation of Homura's feelings towards failing to save Madoka, with Madoka falling from her chair and dissolving before Homura can reach her.
In the climatic battle against Homulilly, when Sayaka summons Oktavia and other Witches' familiars, Sayaka is depicted in silhouette style with a blue outline, the same style as Elsa Maria's barrier form the anime. The locations even resemble one another, with the same white stained glass-like sky, and completely black land. Both times the monochromatic atmosphere is used to hide the extent of Sayaka's injuries, though the circumstances of said injuries are rather different.
Sayaka pierces her heart with a sword as depicted on Oktavia's waist armor. Her pose when conducting the familiar army is the same as Holger, one of her Witch's familiars.
Cooldown Hug: Horrifying example: Homucifer prevents Madoka from awakening to their true power by hugging her.
Dancing Theme: The intro has the other magical girls dancing around a despairing Homura. The ending has Homura learning to dance with Madoka. In The Stinger, Homura dances alone.
Every girl has one while transforming. Figure skating for Mami, hypnotic tribal for Kyoko, hip-hop for Sayaka, ballet for Homura, and jpop idol for Madoka.
Darker and Edgier: Despite the sugary Fake-Out Opening, the movie shows itself to be even darker than the anime, as it deals with the powerful, seemingly unbreakable heroic Homura being broken to the point where she can't help but go insane and become a God of Evil, usurping Kyubey and the previous benevolent goddess Madokami and stripping her of her powers.
Death Is the Only Option: Homura, after finding out Kyubey's plan to capture Madoka and use her to bring back the old system, decides to become a witch and urges Kyoko and Mami to kill her, in order to prevent Madokami's arrival.
Does This Remind You of Anything?: An early scene has Sayaka getting annoyed at Kyouko because "We agreed we'd do it when we got home, but then you just sat around and watched TV!" They're talking about homework, apparently.
Sayaka herself lampshades this after Kyouko retorts with "Having no time to mess around is really weird!"
"I've told you before but the way you say "mess around" is plenty weird!"
Earn Your Happy Ending: Deconstructed. Homura, after being put through so much hell, finally gets to save Madoka. The problem? She kidnaps her and rewrites the laws of the universe in order to do so. She doesn't really care about the consequences though, as she's earned her happy ending.
Then again, the ending hints at Homura rewriting the world to help the other magical girls as well: Kyoko and Sayaka seem to be getting along quite well, and Mami is seen with Nagisa.
Everybody Lives: The ending essentially has Homura hijack the system so hard that she is able to make a world where everyone, Sayaka and Madoka included, live. However, Sayaka, telling from her dialogue, prefers Madoka's ending, at least before her memories get erased.
Faceless Masses: Intentionally used to show the unreality of the dream world.
Fanservice: The dream world opening is rife with this, as the Lighter and Softer elements have often been depicted in Fanon - all five girls alive and happy together as a team, Charlotte and Mami as best friends, Kyoko going to school with the others and living with Sayaka, Hitomi as an antagonist, albeit due to being victimized by a Nightmare, and the fight against her is trying to turn her back to normal., etc. One can say that the writers used the opening to cram in as many popular Fanon elements as possible, with the justification that none of it is real. Atypically, very little of it is sexual fanservice - though there is a couple of scenes where Mami's assets get some focus - lacking even the Barbie Doll Anatomy that the original series featured. One Tumblrpost noted the oddity that fanservice to Madoka fans seems less about T&A and more about just seeing the girls not in constant misery.
One interpretation is that they're parodying the fanbase. It's all an illusion, after all.
Five-Man Band: The girls form a very stereotypical one as the Puella Magi Holy Quintet, and continue their team dynamic later on in the movie; however, due to various revelations and character changes, their roles in the team change as well.
Flat Character: Most of the characters, except Homura and Kyubey, lack most of the characterization that they are known for in the main series. Justified, since most of them are creations of Homura's subconscious, and those who aren't either have had their minds and memories altered in order to live their ideal lives, with many of their defining characteristics and backstory elements being erasednote Mami, Kyoko, Homura herself initially, are playing along in order to fool Kyubeynote Sayaka, Nagisa or, in Madoka's case, entrusted their memories to Sayaka and Nagisa in order to fool Kyubey. And, since this is only a two-hour movie compared to the anime, there is less time anyway to expand on some of the characters.
The opening. Homura kneeling in despair while other magical girls dance happily around her, and a black winged silhouette bursts from her shadow.
Against Hitomi's Nightmare, when Sayaka remarks that Kyousuke is such an ungrateful boyfriend and Kyoko calls her out for being surprisingly cynical, Sayaka says she learns from "experience". In fact, Sayaka in general is a giant foreshadowing; she's calmer and wiser, also carrying herself with confidence and experience that she doesn't possess in the series with none of the angst. She's one of Madokami's heralds that came after being ushered by the Law of Cycles, possessing knowledge of pre-Madoka's wish universe.
In the tea party in Mami's house before Homura and Mami have a violent confrontation, when Mami walks to the kitchen to make more tea, you can see her yellow ribbon trailing behind her when she walks behind Homura.
Pay close to attention to what Bebe says - not the subtitles, but the actual sounds she's making - when Homura begins to interrogate her. She clearly starts saying "Kyubey".
After Homura monologuing her dislike of Mami's Stepford Smiler tendency to hide her fragile mind, and by proxy becomes an obstacle to her mission of saving Madoka, Bebe pleads to her to stop holding her grudge, instead of being clueless like she usually is. Like Sayaka, Bebe - or Nagisa to be precise - is another of Madokami's heralds.
Homura's familiars can be heard chanting "Gott ist tot", a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche about how humanity killed god and has to become god thyself. Cue the end of the movie...
Included in the runes, naturally. Not only are the Nightmares' backgrounds full of ballerinas, their accompanying runes spell out Homulilly as this world's creator. During the Transformation Sequence, Homura's runes are the only ones that don't spell out her name, but instead her pleas for death. In contrast, Madoka's name is not spelled with runes at all, hinting that she is something else masquerading as a magical girl.
The Cake Song. A sweet dream begins when Madoka is split.
Kyoko makes a happy dance when Mami invites them for cake and tea.
Gainax Ending: It's a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand it's pretty clear what Homura has done - she's changed the universe so that Madoka, Sayaka, Kyoko, Mami and Nagisa would have better lives and second chances. On the other hand there's a lot left ambiguous. What else has Homura changed? Do magical girls still exist? What is Homura planning? Was she right in her actions? And what was going on with The Stinger?
Genre Savvy: Homura, of course, but Kyoko to a lesser extent. To explain: the movie starts out in a Lighter and Softer Mitakihara where Homura is her Moemura self, Kyoko goes to school, and all five Puella Magi fight as a Five-Man Band with Kyubey and Bebe as mascots. Homura knows that something's up with this, and that Kyoko differs the most from her main series self. Homura therefore persuades Kyoko to take her to her old hometown, which they are unable to reach by bus or by foot. Both of them conclude that they're being trapped. While Homura is the main progenitor, Kyoko deserves credit too for going against what would presumably be her nature as a brainwashed victim of the fake Mitakihara.
Happy Ending Override: Probably. Though Homura has stopped Kyubey and the incubators from doing any other harm, and brought everyone back to life, normal and happy once more; she has effectively become Lucifer (or maybe Mara), creating a new universe, imprisoning Madoka within it while suppressing Madoka's goddess powers, and what changes she's made to the new universe and Puella Magi system are unknown or left ambiguous.
Happy Dance: Homura does one in The Stinger. Not far from her lies a severely wounded Kyubey, heavily breathing and with clouded eyes.
Kyoko does one at the prospect of tea and cake.
Heel-Face Turn: Charlotte, or Bebe as she's called in the movie. Not only does she play the role of the mascot, but she's also integral in the fight against Nightmare Hitomi. And then she turns out to be Nagisa, a Puella Magi helping to assist Madoka in fighting against Kyubey. Impressive for a one-episodeOne-Scene WonderKnight of Cerebus.
I Know You Are In There Somewhere Fight: The girls fight with a witchified (but somewhat conscious) Homura. It does work. But whether it worked exactly as it was supposed to is up to debate. Earlier, the girls defeat Hitomi's nightmare in the same manner, with Sayaka (of all girls) calming down Hitomi.
Kick the Dog: There's little incentive and great risk for Homucifer in letting Sayaka retain her memories in the new world - more likely, she did that simply to torment her. If you see her attitude toward the victim in the series manga, it makes sense.
Kyubey to Homura. He gets a suitable punishment for it later.
Laser-Guided Amnesia: Kyoko and Mami in the dream world, with Sayaka and Nagisa playing along to fool Kyubey. In the new universe at the end, Homucifer does this to everyone; including Sayaka and Madoka. It happens slowly for Sayaka, and Homucifer implies it will fade into Wistful Amnesia. Madoka also seems "normal"... but then her eyes turn gold. Homucifer quickly puts a stop to it.
Lotus-Eater Machine: Most of the movie takes place inside Homura's Mental World, facilitated by Kyubey and his fellow Incubators. Mami and Kyoko are real, however, as Homura's imaginary world somehow sucked them in. Additionally, Madoka, Sayaka and Nagisa (the latter two being dead magical girls Madoka brought along as backup), also entered this world to help Homura. According to Kyubey, those who get sucked into this world get to live the lives they longed for, hence the Lighter and SofterFake-Out Opening.
Kyoko came from a neighboring town Kasamino/Kazamino, which only named from side materials. The town is consistently said to be a small town scarce of prey, the main reason why Kyoko moves in to Mitakihara.
Never Trust a Trailer: An early trailer showed Homura putting a gun to her head. This was topped when a later trailer showed Homura breaking her own Soul Gem in her mouth. The first instance was a fake out, while the second was even less trustworthy. The scene in the trailer showed Homura's Soul Gem colored purple, but when that scene happens in the movie proper the Soul Gem is...tripping colors. This was probably to hide the context of the scene, where Homura becomes the devil itself.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Oh, Kyubey... you almost feel sorry for him by this point. The movie makes it twice that he's ended up shooting himself in the foot, and this time makes Madoka's Wishplosion from the anime look like a mere slap on the wrist!
Not Using the Z Word: This movie is the first time someone has actually spoken the words "Puella Magi". Probably a gentle nudge at the fanbase.
Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Where do we start? Homura overthrows Goddess Madoka, changes her into a schoolgirl again, then rewrites the universe and forces the Incubators to do her bidding or she won't have any mercy for them.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Both Kyubey and Bebe ( Nagisa) act like cute little simple-minded pets, for different reasons in order to avoid looking suspicious in the happy-sappy dream world. Due to how distractingly different he acts, it's easy to miss that Kyubey is sticking to Madoka like glue. Likewise, Bebe snarling at him blends in with all her other random, simple-minded actions.
When Homura asks Mami why Bebe came to her, Bebe is worried. This is also the first time the movie has a full-screen close-up of Kyubey to show he is listening.
Kyubey sees his entire plan going awry thanks to Homura and is terrified. And for him, it only goes worse from here...
Madokami herself as she realizes what's about to happen to her courtesy of Homura.
Sayaka gets one when Homucifer erases Oktavia - her ace in the hole - along with all her memories, by clapping her hands.
Our Angels Are Different: Although not explicitly stated this is basically what Sayaka and Nagisa are for Madoka, and it's implied this is true for every magical girl taken by the Law of Cycles.
Out-of-Genre Experience: The opening puts all the characters in a straight Magical Girl Warrior series. The five girls proclaim themselves to be the "Puella Magi Holy Quintet" in Gratuitous English, Kyubey talks in Pokémon Speak, and Charlotte seems to have become another mascot, now called Bebe (though she still has use of her caterpillar form, making her as deadly as ever). Although all the girls and Bebe (who is actually Nagisa) are real, this all happens inside Homura's dream world within her Soul Gem, and sets the real events of the movie into motion.
Pet the Dog: Even after Homucifer rebuilds the universe, erases everyone's memories and does offensive things to spite her former friendsnote alienating Sayaka from Madoka, deliberately breaking a teacup within Mami's earshot, and making her familiars waste Kyoko's apple , she has Kyoko go to school again, just as she did in the fake universe. And like in the fake universe, Kyoko isn't as grumpy or cynical as she was in the original series, even after her Heel-Face Turn. She also restores Nagisa to life and arranges Mami to meet her so Mami can have a companion. Finally, she is able to uphold Sayaka's wish, allowing Kyosuke to keep his healed hand like Sayaka wanted, while Sayaka herself is restored to life. All this is in everyone's best interests, Homucifer's included (her motive is to keep them from rebelling against her new system).
Physical God: Homura becomes this at the end of the movie. Unlike Madokami, she continues to exist, and watches over her new world in the guise of a human being.
Posthumous Character: Madoka and Sayaka, having moved on in the anime itself - their coming back from the dead in the movie is one of the main mysteries in the story. And it turns out that Nagisa, disguised as Bebe, is one also.
Despite all the pre-release hype surrounding the Nightmares, they aren't the true villains - they're simply witch-like creatures that live within Homura's dream world.
Also, Homura mistook Bebe being behind the scheme as the latter resembles Charlotte.
Ridiculously Cute Critter: Unlike in the series, both Kyubey and Bebe (formerly Charlotte) act just as cute and friendly as they look. Guess which one's evil and which one's good. Kyubey's evil, as always, while Bebe is actually Nagisa and is good.
The Reveal: Kyubey is back to his old tricks. The movie takes place in a fake world, with primarily brainwashed characters sucked into the Soul Gem by Homura's subconscious, and is attempting to bring back the old witch system of the anime.
School Uniforms are the New Black: While most of the main cast plays this straight (just like in the series), Kyoko subverts this by changing back into her casual outfit later on in the movienote possibly as a sign that things have gone back to "normal" - well, "normal" as in "grimdark and confusing" just like in the series, and Nagisa completely averts this trope.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Oh Kyubey, if only you decided that humans emotions are way too dangerous for you to manipulate a bit earlier. Now you are forced to serve a Physical God who hates you wholeheartedly.
Secondary Character Title: Though Madoka is still an important and pivotal character in the movie, Rebellion is clearly Homura's story this time around.
Slasher Smile: Homura has become a master of this, especially by the end of the film. Kyoko also pulls a couple at times.
Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Well... kind of. Madoka's wish has been canceled out and Homura says the wratihs are still around. On the other hand Homura says she will take care of the wraiths herself and it's implied she prevents the magical girls from turning into witches by suppressing their power. Also everyone is now alive and well.
The Stinger: A bit of a strange one. Homura is seen dancing in a field, with Kyubey in a heavily weakened and beaten state. He also looks like he's been Mind Raped.
Subverted Kids Show: The opening is essentially an episode of a children's magical girl show played straight, with a few tip-offs to the viewer here and there and much of the Lighter and Softer elements consisting of Fanservice (not the sexy kind).
Summon Magic/Guardian Entity: Sayaka now can summon Oktavia to do her bidding. After coming back to life thanks to Homura at the end of the movie, she tries to do it again, but Homucifer erases both the witch and Sayaka's memories.
During the climactic battle Sayaka and Nagisa summon an entire army of familiars borrowed from the other witches. The Anthonies are wearing the fins/scales of Octavia rather than Gertrud's butterfly wings.
Super Loser: Even the runes state that Homulilly is a "good-for-nothing" and a "laughing stock".
Super Mode: Nagisa appears to be capable of doing this using Charlotte, manifesting her face and gaining the ability to, what else, devour her opponents.
Take a Third Option: Homura, at the end. Just when you thought everything will be finally all right, Homura becomes the God of Evil Homucifer, imprisoning Madoka and suppressing her goddess powers, with a really creepy smile on her face. And then she smiles even more when she forces Kyubey to obey all her orders.
The Chessmaster: Mami. She predicted Homura's every single move and sent her ideal copy to fight Homura instead of fighting herself. After Homura tried to shoot the Doppelgänger, it burst into a giant mass of ribbons and trapped Homura inside. The real Mami watched the entire fight from a safe spot.
As Sayaka later chastises, this incarnation is Mami at her best. Presumably due to the lack of crippling loneliness and other instability. Fanfic readers have commented this version of Mami seems to have wandered from the pages of To the Stars.
The Plan: Kidnap a depressed girl. Lure her friend, the goddess, to save the girl. Kidnap the goddess. Bring back the good old system. Harvest more energy than ever before. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
The Unintelligible: Bebe. Luckily we have two sets of subtitles to translate what she's saying: normal ones on the bottom of the screen, and a constant stream of kanji in bubbles that spews from her mouth when she speaks.
Averted for Homulilly, who speaks intelligibly (and is the first witch seen doing so, at that.)
'Tis Only a Bullet in the Brain: Homura's Batman Gambit to release herself from Mami's ribbon is to shoot herself in the head. Of course, since the magical girls in this series can survive anything as long as their Soul Gem is unharmed, Homura's only on her knees and panting for several seconds before aiming her gun again on Mami.
Token Mini-Moe: Nagisa, who is still in elementary school, unlike her middle school-aged companions.
Mami. She's capable of fighting on par with Homura, and she's added a couple of new guns to her arsenal: pistols and what looks like a sawed-off shotgun. What is more, she's able to make a fully living (and fighting!) copy of herself, from her ribbons. When the copy is damaged, it bursts in a mass of ribbons which trap the opponent. Homura learned this the hard way.
Sayaka also seems to have gained a lot of experience and is less brash than she used to be, mainly because she retains her memories of her past timeline selves. She even anticipates and prevents Homura from freezing time. She's also packing a new Summon Magic: her witch form Oktavia von Seckendorff.
Kyoko now acts like a typical (albeit slackerish) schoolgirl, and is good pals with Madoka and Sayaka, which is the result of getting brainwashed by the imaginary world. After Homucifer rebuilds the universe, Kyoko goes to school again and consequently doesn't revert to her original series self.
Charlotte the Dessert Witch, who is Mami's adorable pet Bebe, and helpful in battle. Mainly because she turns out to be a magical girl in disguise.
The majority of the scenes with Bebe has her eating cheese, asking for cheese or chewing on something yellow she thought was cheese. She's also visibly excited at Mami's joke that if Bebe keeps eating that much, she'll turn into cheese herself! This continues into her human form.
Apples for Kyoko.
Tragic Hero: The film is essentially all about how Homura's undying love for Madoka causes her to become the villain.
Übermensch: Homura is finally winning at life, saving Madoka and creating a world where she can be happy with her. Too bad for everyone else, though. Or maybe not. Sayaka and Nagisa are alive, the quality of Mami's and Kyoko's lives has improved substantially, and everything seems relatively normal again.
Wham Movie: The magnum opus of Wham in a series filled with them.Homura becomes Lucifer, suppresses Madoka's powers, takes over the universe, gains control over the Incubators, resurrects everyone, traps Madoka in her personal utopia and tells her that unless she stops being so selfless and duty-following they'll become enemies. All in less than an hour and fourty-five minutes.
Yandere: Homura was already a borderline example in the series. She takes it Up to Eleven here, going as far as to kidnap and brainwash most of the cast in her attempt to make a happy and normal life with Madoka.
Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost. Evil, be thou my good.