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Mahou Sensei Negima: Tropes M to O
aka: Tropes M-O
  • Made of Iron: Jack Rakan, one of the names people have given him is "That damn guy you can stab with swords all you like and it won't do a thing, dammit"
  • Magic A Is Magic A
  • A Magic Contract Comes with a Kiss: Pactio. It's implied that Blood Magic can be used if a kiss would be awkward or otherwise unwise, but since the one who taught them about the pactios is Chamo...
  • Magic Contract Romance: Negi notes that there is a trend where Mages are known to marry their Minister/Ministra Magi.
  • Magical Incantation: Typically in unfamiliar languages, such as Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and archaic Japanese.
  • Magically Binding Contract: Pactio is the most obvious, but least straight, example. A straighter invocation occurs when Fate and Godel each try to make Negi sign one which would have the power of a geas.)
  • Magic Land: This would be the near-literal translation of Mundus Magicus.
  • Magic Missile Storm: One of the most basic and common offensive spells is Saggitta Magica (Magical Arrows). They come in a variety of elemental types with different properties, and almost every mage is seen using the spell at one point. Near the end of the manga Negi fires off a volley of 1001 lightning Saggitta at Fate, who notes that while Saggitta Magica is a low-end spell Negi has scaled it up so much that it's essentially the same as an anti-army spell.
  • Magic Wand: The Thousand Master's staff works this way, as does the ring Eva gives Negi. Straighter examples appear when Yue and the rest of Ala Alba learn beginners' magic.
  • Magitek: Chao's Deadly Upgrade and Powered Armor, as well as Chachamaru's very existence. Oh, and a magic gun. And then there's the Paru-sama (a Goldfish-Style Aerofish with a high-propulsion-pentagram-18-prayer-spirit engine and anti-pirate military-grade armaments.)
  • The Magocracy: The Megalomesembrian Senate
  • Maid Corps: Evangeline's Robot Maids
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In the Magic World Arc, upon having his right arm severed in a fight with Negi just exclaims "I still have my left!" and continues to fight.
  • Make It Look Like a Struggle: Amnesiac Yue tells Negi to attack her when they accidentally meet, all the while wondering what exactly is she doing and why.
  • Male Gaze: It's Ken Akamatsu.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: Every single eligible female on panel, every single time Negi sneezes.
  • Mars: Went from what at first seemed like a joke from Chao to being the real location of Mundus Magicus. Sort of.
  • Marshmallow Hell: trope namer
  • Masquerade: Mages are not supposed to reveal themselves to Muggles. Doing so puts them in danger of severe punishment, and Laser-Guided Amnesia for all involved if discovered.
  • Mass Teleportation: The portal to Mundus Magicus bears a strong resemblance to an airport.
  • Measuring Day
  • Medium Awareness: The characters comment several times on the images that appear in the back of the panel to illustrate one of their thoughts or a flashback
    • Konoka hastily readies the Relax-o-Vision card used some chapters back when Rakan's taunting of the Amazon Brigade that's trapped them edges too close to Hentai for comfort.
    • During Misora's hilarious attempt to attempt to deny her identity through Blatant Lies, big glowing letters appear above her head proclaiming her name. She frantically tries to wave it away.
  • Megaton Punch: Rakan For-the-Hell-of-It Right-hand Punch!!
  • Meido: A favorite of Evangeline and Fate, and apparently standard uniform for Magic World slaves.
  • Metafictional Device/Harsh Word Impact: Chisame gets stabbed with a speech bubble.
  • Misplaced Accent: In the English dub, Negi speaks like an American attempting the I Am Very British Received Pronunciation accent, not in anything like a Welsh accent.
  • Mobile Shrubbery
  • Modesty Towel: sometimes...
  • Monster Mash: Negi's associates include a ghost, a vampire, a half-bird demon, and a dog demon. On the other side, the REALLY monstrous-looking bounty hunters are later seen casually relaxing in the same baths as Negi and company.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • Negima!'s left-field ending; the gateport incident in Vol. 21.
    • A more minor one comes when Kurt Godel explains Negi's lineage and then gives Negi a We Can Rule Together offer. An otherwise serious moment is made funny with the inclusion of an RPG-style 'Yes/No' dialogue option.
  • More Magic Dakka: Sayo with a Sagitta Magica Gatling Gun.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Takane D. Goodman
  • Multiple Endings: See Adaptation Overdosed, a few screens above.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: From the summer OVAs: Zazie. Chachamaru. PING-PONG.
    • And in Chapter 261, epic arm wrestling between Ku Fei and Negi. In formal attire.
    • Rakan's technique "Eternal Negi Fever" that he wants to teach Negi.
    • Rakan's Secret ultimate technique: Silent flipping and stripping. Also his Rakan Gentle breeze tempest fist. Made exclusively to use against female enemies.
  • Mundane Utility: Noticeable in Negima! and early in the manga. As the focus shifts to combat, these uses become less frequent and tend to be implied rather than shown.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless
  • Mutually Exclusive Magic: Ki and magic are incompatible for the vast majority of people.
    • For those people that can use them together (only three so far have been shown), it becomes a Yin-Yang Bomb.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Not only do the major characters spend almost all their time off-screen either training or sleeping (and have been doing so for years), the training itself is a frequent plot point on-screen — especially if it's Training from Hell.
  • Mysterious Parent: Negi's father, Nagi.
  • Mysterious Protector: The manga shows Negi thinking of his father this way, even placing himself in danger hoping to get him to appear.
  • Myth Arc: Negi trying to find his father.
  • Naked Apron: Setsuna's version of Cosmo Entelecheia involves Konoka dressed like that.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Alexander "Twilight" Zaytsev, fitting the criteria for Conquerors, Scary Nouns, Xtreme Kool Letterz, and Anything You Can't Pronounce On The First Try all at once. Nice nickname, Chiko-tan.
  • Near Misses: stronger character vs. anyone using the time-warping bullets
  • Neck Lift: Negi's father does this to a demon in the flashback to the destruction of his village, and finishes it with a nice squeeze too.
  • Never Trust a Hair Tonic: A female variation, when short-haired Ako thinks she should grow her hair out to be more attractive. A (not so) helpful denizen of the magic world promptly gives her a magic hair-growth potion, which works perfectly for all of a minute before the hair begins to engulf her.
  • New Year Same Class: Taken Up to Eleven. Negima's class doesn't change at all, despite there being around twenty other classes in the grade.
    • Hand-waved before it happened. It was stated that Mahora doesn't split up its classes.
  • Newspaper Dating: A short-term version is used in the Mahora Festival Arc to find out that the team's stay at Evangeline's resort lasted for much longer than thought.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Herod!: The attack on Negi's hometown was done by the Megalomesembrian Senate in a specific attempt to kill Toddler!Negi. It obviously failed, and now Negi knows, and boy is he pissed.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: Would fit right in besides the Welsh ten-year-old kung-fu wizard school teacher who's also technically a prince who is the protagonist. Never mind Chao Lingshen, the time-traveling magitek-wielding Martian mad-scientist restaurant owner who is fittingly the protagionist's decendant and totally wasn't BSing about that Mars thing either . And that's just to start.
  • Nipple and Dimed
  • No Dialogue Chapter: Number 166, if you want to know
  • Non-Fatal Explosions
  • Non-Lethal Warfare
  • Noodle Incident: There're actually quite a few. One including "Chizuru and a large number of spring onions", and another about Chisame's "First time on the net".
    • We also have Negi's "troubles" during Christmas and Valentine's Day.
  • No Romantic Resolution: We never find out who Negi liked. The only thing we know for sure is that it wasn't Asuna because when he told her, she said he was going to tell the girl right away.
  • Nosebleed: Given the amount of fanservice and awkward moments, this trope is surprisingly rare. Most of them involve the class representative, and random background characters.
  • Not Just a Tournament: There's a tournament whose hidden purpose is to gather evidence of the existence of magic and flood the media with it.
  • Not So Different: From Fate to Negi and most recently from Tsukuyomi to Setsuna.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You
  • Not What It Looks Like
  • The Nudifier: Negi essentially is The Nudifier. Also, just go read the Clothing Damage entry.
  • Numerological Motif: Each member of the class their seat number takes great importance they are referred to by number at the start of the series and are on their Pactio Cards.
    • Negi's Pactio card number is 496 The Perfect Number of his 31 students. (As in he wouldn't be who he is without each of his students)
    • Luna's Pactio card number is 32 as in the newest student to the class
  • Obfuscating Idiocy: Kotaro can hold a perfectly coherent and fairly intelligent conversation with Negi and Fate about the space program.
  • Occult Blue Eyes:
    • Fate fits as this: He is what Evangeline called a 'doll', being a magical creation of the Lifemaker, extremely proper and The Stoic early in the story, but prefers to drink coffee instead of tea.
    • Evangeline herself is a blue-eyed vampire who is Really 700 Years Old. It was recently discovered that she herself is also a creation of the Lifemaker; exactly what kind has not been revealed yet.
  • Ocular Gushers
  • Odango Hair: Fumika has them and can be seen as part of the page's picture.
  • Oddly Visible Eyebrows
  • Of Corsets Sexy
  • Offhand Backhand: Setsuna, without even knowing that she was doing it... while worrying about getting weaker, no less.
    • Evangeline while contemplating new information about Negi's father. The poor guy never saw it coming.
  • Official Couple: Nagi and Arika, as well as Kotaro and Natsumi. Whether the epilogue officializes Konoka and Setsuna is a hot topic of debate among the fandom.
  • Off Model: Mostly fixed in Negima!'s DVD release.
    • Crops up again in the second Mou Hitotsu no Sekai OVD, the bit where Fate shatters stone!Asuna in Negi's dream. There's less conspicuous CG, with better physics, in GaoGaiGar.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Seven years worth of moments with every member of class 3A's actions in the future and their work to help save Earth, Mars, defeat the Lifemaker and save Nagi.
  • Oh, Crap: regular occurrence
    • And then there's Jack making shit puns before confronting Fate's minions during Godel's ball. He says he has to go take a dump, and then tells Fate that everyone has to wipe their own asses. Truly, the shit has hit the fan.
  • Old School Building: In the first anime this is the setting for the "kiss catch" game.
  • One-Hit Kill: Time-displacement bullets. (Interesting in that it's not a "kill" in the traditional sense, but tactically there's little difference.) Also, Code of the Lifemaker has this effect on natives of the Magical World.
  • 108: "We've managed to capture 108 of the frogs-aru..."
  • One-Sided Arm-Wrestling: Negi vs Ku Fei
  • One-Winged Angel: Played straight with Inugami Kotarou-kun.
    • Subverted later on; after Negi single-handedly wipes out a gang of bounty hunters, the leader starts muttering about revealing his true form. Negi gives him a mean look, and he goes back to cowering on the ground.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In chapter 314, Fate is revealed to have survived, and is fighting Quintum to protect Negi's comrades. Because only he is allowed to defeat his rival.
  • Only Six Faces
  • Only Smart People May Pass
  • On the Money: Buying out slaves = one martial arts tournament.
    • Actually an inversion: It makes perfect sense for a martial arts tournament to have around one million Drachma as a reward, but not so much for that to be the exact price of the slaves' debt.
  • On the Next
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Kaede opens her eyes, something big is going down.
  • Opera Gloves: Some have noted that Negi's newest accessory from Chapter 282, a pair of long gloves accompanying his chinese-styled garb, seem to be almost a new form of Zettai Ryouiki. The fangirls love it, of course.
  • Orwellian Retcon: How old is Negi, chronologically? Well, the initial magazine releases said he was born in the summer of 1993, making him about 9 years old in the prologue. The bound volumes changed this to simply "1994", consistent with his earlier admission that he's only 10 if you use kazoe, and Word of God reportedly has him at about eight and a half at the start of the series.
  • Our Demons Are Different
  • Our Time Travel Is Different
  • Out-of-Clothes Experience: Everyone when they use magic to wander into the mind of another character
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: A couple of these, most obviously when a bunch of the girls overhear Friendly Neighborhood Vampire Evangeline requesting that Negi pay for that day's training session, which goes something along these lines:
    Evangeline: Hurry and whip it out, boy!
    Negi: But Evangeline-san, we already did it, it's too much!
    Evangeline: I told you, call me master.
    • By the way, the payment was sucking blood from his arm.
    • Later on, Chachamaru nearly causes Chisame's head to explode with this poorly worded statement about Negi's martial arts training.:
    Chachamaru: I have been serving as Negi's partner every night and he seems to be happy about it.
  • Overly Long Tongue: A Negi golem created by Haruna has a 23.5 cm tongue.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Forward and reversed with the Age-disguising pills.
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