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Magia Revolution (aka Puella Magi /a/nonymous Magica) is a series of Puella Magi Madoka MagicaChoose Your Own Adventure games which started with one basic premise: Taking Madoka Kaname from the main timeline of the anime, and handing control of her body to the anonymous folks at 4chan's /a/ board. The same anonymous folks who may be aware of the horrors the show brings.Once Madoka's mind is swapped with that of /a/'s collective consciousness, her physical form is turned into a Genre Savvy crusader, naming themselves Faust, who seeks to set things right in the Madokaverse. Uncontrollable plot points from the show remain present, but the actual plot diverges drastically as a result of game breaking decision making and abilities courtesy of Anonymous. There are many complications; meddling of the timeline has led to, among others, the appearance of Oriko, Kirika and Yuma as well as Kazumi, increasingly unforeseeable events, and the consciousness of the real Madoka needing to be jettisoned...somewhere...whenever Anonymous takes control of her body. The series started out very lightheartedly (by lighthearted, we mean Anonymous-controlled Madoka being hilariouslyOut of Character on the first day) before drifting in and out of Serious Business territory, albeit with a steady turn for the Darker and Edgier. It doesn't hold back with the Shipping either.Magia Revolution ran a total of 23 episodes posted over the course of over a week in both the /a/ board and, towards the end, the /tg/ board. Like other imageboard-based CYOA, part of the fun is reading the choices and reactions made by Anonymous as they grew increasingly paranoid of the fate of the characters as the story progressed. Very NSFW frequently due to the nature of Anonymous, the author's impressively deranged mind, and, after the halfway point, a very persistent spammer at /a/ who was the primary reason threads were alternately posted between /a/ and /tg/.Revolution is followed by four CYOAs:
Magia Covenant, an interquel that takes place between Revolution and Sketch, in which Anonymous is given the helm of an Incubator named Anonbey/Anbey. As you would expect, this CYOA can be rather grim, even by Revolution standards.
Mauve Shirt: What the /a/ thought about the Pleiades Saints except Kazumi, especially glaring in the battle against the first Walpurgisnacht. This became less so in Magia Rebuild as the plot shifts to Asunaro when Anbey's Puella Magi attacks Faust, Madoka, and Sayaka, teleports Faust to Asunaro to separate them and forces her to make a contract unknowingly.
But averted with some more helpful distortions that result, as well as the eventual ending.
Not Quite Dead: Yuma at one point, due to her soul gem not being destroyed when her body was impaled repeatedly by a witch.
Off with Her Head!: Fittingly, on Mami in episode 15 in Revolution. The decapitation itself doesn't kill her, but her head, along with her Soul Gem and the rest of her body, is then crushed thoroughly.
Oh, Crap: Almost anything can trigger this reaction from the collective, even if it's a calm gentle line like "All seemed well."
Shout-Out: Thousands. This is 4chan we're talking about, where people can upload images to go with their post. This results in people using pictures from random shows as reaction shots, reference points, or simply avatars. The spammer goes for Accelerator and Touma as their avatars, when he isn't breaking out the NSFW content.
One of the most obvious is Faust's sudden contract to gain power to protect people, her memory loss as she uses her abilities, her Dead Pan Snarker attitude to Anbey, her PM outfit: a long, red longcoat, with black armor and a skirt. If that wasn't enough, you have her weapons of choice, which is a pair of black and white swords that have a Precision-Guided Boomerang effect when thrown. Add to this Faust gaining a literal Reality Marble and her activation chant/Badass Creed:
"This light is my own.
No one can take it from us.
No one can hide it.
The pain we've endured.
All for nothing...
And all for everything!"
This is the chant that activates her Barrier, and will probably remind you of another Badass Creed/Reality Marble Aria. (All it's missing is the "And so, as I pray..." line, and you'd have the right line count!) Then you have her ability to use attacks and abilities of other Puella Magi, and you have to conclude that Faust is either related to Archer, or a female Expy.
Most recently, her black and white twin blades can do a version of Crane Wing Three Chains, and she can summon a horde of blades out of thin air a la Unlimited Blade Works.
Take a Third Option: The "Other" story choice, which allows Anon to take their own decisions instead of following the railroad. While it can lead to some... odd plot turns, things would have gotten far worse if not for it (Yuma would have died early on, for starters).
In Resonance, Sayaka. To wit,she was the weakest magical girl in the source material. Resonance Sayaka? She gained several new techniques and manages to One-Hit KillBonus Boss the Witch of Infinity via her new Limit Break.
Yuri Fan: Many, many of the audience participants.
Tropes pertaining to Magia Rebuild:
Bittersweet Ending: Madoka ends up dying trying to save Faust. This however causes Faust's soul to manifest and take control of Madoka's body again. She forms the Spear of Destiny, destroys her witch, causing a paradox, recreating the world to be a happier place (?), but at the cost of Faust's existence trapped in the Starcrossed Place for hundreds of years. Only Homura remembers her. Remind you of something?
Hope Spot: When it seems like Faust is about to lose all her magic and witch out in Episode 21, she makes use of her AnbeyRelationship Value to restore her power. And she's not going anywhere for a while, right? Oh wait, no actually, she did go witch.
Multiple Endings: In a sense. Faust hits a Bad End in episode 8, but they got to try again.
Relationship Values: Because Faust's power relates to the girls, her only thing that keep herself anchored to Madoka Magica universe, she has this as a gauge of how strong her powers manifest. That's including Sayaka's Healing Factor, even though she doesn't contract this time.
Same with Madoka's arrows. Which gives Faust no small amount of worry when she discovers that these powers work by remotely grabbing power from the other person's magical reserves.