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->''"[[WhoWantsToLiveForever Living forever isn't as great as you think.]] [...] This is the story of those who--for whatever reason--got stuck in this sucky existence."''%%This is the official translation of the opening line, used in the Website/{{Crunchyroll}} simulpub.
-->-- '''Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=]'''

'''''WARNING: {{Late Arrival Spoiler}}s abound for Manga/MahouSenseiNegima.'''''

In the year 2086, magic is already a fact of life, having been revealed ten years earlier, allowing for an acceleration of technological progress culminating in the creation of a massive skyscraper that literally pierces the heavens.

Touta Konoe is one such boy who dreams of scaling it and finding out what lies atop that tower. His mentor/guardian Yukihime claims it can only be crossed if he can defeat her, a feat nigh-impossible but something he will nonetheless try.

One day, however, a bounty hunter mortally wounds him, forcing his target, Yukihime, to reveal herself as Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=], the notorious daylight-walking vampire who was also the friend and mentor of his supposedly-deceased grandfather: Negi Springfield, the boy-mage who saved the Magic World seventy-five years ago. To save his life and honor a request from his dying parents, she transforms him into a vampire.

Despite what Yukihime/Evangeline warns is a life of solitude, Touta is more than willing to journey into a world of immortals in a society where the line between magic and technology have become blurred.

''UQ Holder!'' (aka ユーキューホルダー!, or "Eternity Holder!") is the StealthSequel of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' by Creator/KenAkamatsu. Set 75 years after the end of ''Negima'', it explores a number of ambiguous or unexplored details left at the end of that series, such as the space elevator and the adoption of magic on earth. The story began serialization in late August of 2013. In November 2016, the manga will be retitled ''UQ Holder!: Magister Negi Magi 2'', more or less confirming its sequel connection to ''Negima!''

''UQ Holder!'' is one of the first round of manga to be simultaneously published on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/uq-holder/volumes Crunchyroll]].

This series has been confirmed to receive an AnimatedAdaptation, though details are still unknown.

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!!''UQ Holder!'' provides examples of:

* ALightInTheDistance: See [[http://i.imgur.com/cl0snkM.jpg this picture here]]. Eva enjoyed her time with Class 3-A, but as the decades pass, she slowly outlives everyone else and grows tired of life, as the panels get darker and darker. However, as she walks on, she sees [[http://i.imgur.com/3ADozj1.jpg a light in the distance]] and [[AndTheAdventureContinues new people waiting for her]].
* AllPowerfulBystander: The True Pure-blood Vampires mentioned in chapter 77 are incredibly powerful and ancient beings -- so ancient, that most of them have stopped giving a crap about anything and are completely cut off from the rest of the world.
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: Lampshaded by the good guys when they note the local school bully is surprisingly cooperative during Sayako's ZombieApocalypse, and then goes back to being a {{Jerkass}} when Kirie rewinds time.
* ArcWords: "Keep moving forward" and "a little bit of courage is the real magic", the ArcWords from ''Negima'', show up here as well.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics [[ArtisticLicenseEngineering & Engineering]]: Locating a space elevator in Tokyo (or Japan period) is problematic since centrifugal force from Earth's rotation is critical to such designs, so an equatorial location is required and Japan is too far north. However from Negima do know that AWizardDidIt.
* BadassCrew: [[TitleDrop UQ Holder]], an organization made up of immortal humans, vampires, robots, demons, gods, and various other monsters. One of their duties is to help and protect the various friendly monsters that may be targeted by hate and/or monster hunting groups.
** Another one was shown in a flashback 20 years prior to the series: one consisting of Evangeline, [[spoiler:Negi, Fate, Albireo, Chachamaru, Mana and Zazie, all pursuing the Mage of the Beginning yet again.]]
* BadassFamily: Touta Konoe, grandson of Negi Springfield, great-grandson of Nagi Springfield both famous for saving the [[spoiler: Magic World]] among other outstanding feats. Not to mention the fact that he was adopted by [[TheDreaded Evangeline A.K. McDowell]].
* BadFuture: Kirie's ability is used to prevent these.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Kuroumaru, due to being from a race who choose their gender when they're 16.
* BerserkButton: Hurting Yukihime or Touta's friends is a good way to end up in the hospital.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mr. Tachibana looks like a friendly, helpful guy, but he actually set up Yukihime's students to depower her so he could leap in to grab her bounty. Just so that it's clear that he's definitely a bad guy, he even makes it clear that he intends to kill all five of them as well.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Eva shows up with three of the high-ranking memebers of UQ Holder in order to save Touta in Chapter 28.]]
** [[spoiler:Kuroumaru, Kirie, and Santa arrive to save Touta in Chapter 71.]]
* BloodierAndGorier: While Negima was never a BloodlessCarnage it was more sedated compared to UQ Holder. Getting impaled, dismembered and even decapitated happens here almost all the time. [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap Courtesy of large portion of the cast being immortal.]]
* BreastExpansion: Yukihime joins the ranks of [[Manga/LoveHina Kanako]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Asuna, Nodoka, and Anya]] in getting breast expansion inflicted upon her. Twice. Along with expanding her butt and enlarging her torso to resemble a fertility goddess. What's different compared to most of the previous examples is this expansion appears to be actual breast tissue, not just air. This actually worries Fate, since the one who did this to Yukihime easily tore through Yukihime's formidable magical defenses in the process.
* CallBack:
** Along with the ArcWords above, the age changing pills makes a return in chapter 2 as a sort of off-hand response to Touta's woes about [[BlessedWithSuck not being able to grow up past fourteen]].
** Remember when Eva was cursed to remain within the confines of Mahora Academy before the main story of Negima? [[spoiler:Chapter 10 has her leaving Jinbee underground about 2 years before the start of the story.]]
** The underground mansion used by Alberio in Negima reappears in the underground cavern used by UQ Holder.
** Most of [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Class 3-A]] appears walking with Evangeline in the opening pages. As they wave good bye to her in the following panel, each character is wearing the clothes they were last seen with at the end of the previous manga.
** The Mahora Martial Arts Tournament makes a return, this time open to the public. A video reveals the winners of the 2015 tournament were [[spoiler:Ku Fei and Yue Ayase]].
** In Chapter 75, Touta gets his butt handed to him by a demon (one of the bounty hunters Negi fought in the previous series in fact). After beating Tota, his opponent then takes a page from Rakan's book and tells Tota he should come up with a finishing move.
** Later on in the series, Touta fights a high level lightning daemon-implied to be the same one that Jack Rakan mentioned fighting back in Negima. This is shortly after Rakan appears in an imagine spot from Kirie.
** Shinobu arrives at Fairyland Hall and is chased in a direct parallel to Keitaro's arrival at Hinata inn.
* CerebusRollercoaster: The series can go from murder attempts, to high-school hi-jinks, to a zombie apocalypse, to fanservice-heavy bathhouse antics in a single arc.
* ChainmailBikini: Non-combative version. When entering in a hoverbike race, everyone is wearing swimsuits rather than protective gear (though the do wear helmets). [[LampshadeHanging Kirie points out how dangerous that is]], only for Mizore to inform her that, due to the use of magical protection in clothing, the current trend is to see [[RefugeInAudacity how skimpy people can make the outfits and get away with it]]. Plus, if the outfits fly off, it'll just boost the popularity of the race, so the sponsors are all for it.
* CityOfAdventure: Neo-Tokyo, where the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament Preliminaries are underway all year long. You can pick a fight with anyone anywhere as long as they're competitors.
* ContinuityCameo: [[spoiler:Ku Fei and Yue make an appearance in a video of an old Mahora Martial Arts Tournament.]]
** Morborgran from Canis Niger faced off against Touta in the Underground preliminaries for the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament. Chiko-tan later shows up as a guest at Fairyland Hall.
** Whenever Touta talks about [[spoiler: how powerful the ability to stop time is]], the Cassiopeia appears behind him.
* ContinuityLockout: Surprisingly averted. Akamatsu takes care to explain concepts and relationships from Negima as you need to know them. [[spoiler: Right down to the fact Negi's wife(or if he even has one) is completely unknown]]
* CoolBigSis: Yukihime/Evangeline is this to Touta.
* CulturalCrossReference: In chapter 2, Touta states that his big dream is to sing... with the same style as Music/LouisArmstrong.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Fate delivers one to the Numbers in an alternate future, taking out Touta, Kuroumaru, Karin, killing Ikkuu and petrifying Kirie. She only managed to go back in time by slashing her own throat before the petrification finished, allowing her [[SavePoint immortality to trigger]].]]
** [[spoiler:The Mysterious Girl beats Touta so badly that it went straight through his HealingFactor and left him on death's door until his friends showed up.]]
** [[spoiler:Touta and his Team, Afro UQ, pretty much sweep through the remaining C-rank teams and B-rank fights.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: So you need to capture the vampire, but you can't get past the immortal that can {{Retcon}} damage away? [[spoiler:Teleport her to the moon instead so she can't get back in time.]]
** Facing opponent with superhuman durability? [[spoiler:Rattle his brain can't send signals to his body and render him unable to move.]]
** A meta one for Ken Akamatsu and several dangling plot threads from Negima. [[spoiler: At no time do we see any confirmation of who Negi married. In fact, the fact he's related to Negi and is a Konoe is subverted in minutes by the fact he's his grandson, and Negi's son or daughter could have married INTO Konoka's family!]]
* DeathByOriginStory: Both of Touta's parents died two years before the start of the series. They were apparently members of the Konoe family, but it's not clear what their precise relationship to Konoka (children, cousins, adopted children, etc) was.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Moreso than its predecessor. Wheras Negima was about a harem story that graduated into an action story to save the world, this story starts with attempted murder and the rise of class difference leading to an attempt to burn down an occupied shantytown and then gets ''darker''.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Invoked. Touta makes a bet with Kuroumaru that Kuroumaru has to do whatever Touta says if Touta wins a bout between the two. When Touta does win, his only request is Kuroumaru becomes his friend (and sign a contract formally establishing such).
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Partially inverted, since Kuromaru is really from a group of people who are essentially genderless until the age of sixteen, at which point they choose which gender they wish to be. One of the plot threads in the Manga is regarding Kuromaru struggles to decide which gender to become when he comes of age.
** The second time Touta met Shinobu, he was surprised to discover she's a girl.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: More than once one of Touta's love interests will see him sleeping and go in to kiss him. [[spoiler:Kirie actually succeeds... which incidentally breaks the TimeStandsStill moment they were trapped in and immediately gets her caught.]]
* EmergencyTransformation: Touta is forced to drink Evangeline's blood in order to save her, himself, and his four friends in the first chapter.
* TheEmpath: [[spoiler: The Lifemaker is revealed to possess an infinite and unlimited version of this in chapter 114.]]
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: [[spoiler:The fourth story arc sends Touta, Kuromaru, Karin, and Ikku to Mahora of all places, though it is now called Amano-Mihashira Academy City.]] As the name suggests, the campus has become so massive that it's now effectively a city within the city.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone is aware of who has a crush on Touta with the exception of [[ObliviousToLove Touta himself]]. Karin practically says this word for word when talking to Kirie.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** First chapter in, and we've already got topless shots of Yukihime. Although compared to the female {{Fanservice}} in ''Negima'' and ''Love Hina'', it's barely there. The males provide a lot of it this time around, especially Touta.
** Amped up in chapter 17, wherein Karin spends the majority of the chapter fighting naked (after a full on rear end nude shot while showering). Still, full-blown nude and underwear shots are considerably rarer in this series than Akamatsu's previous works.
** If someone approached UQ Holder straight after the change of title, you could be fooled into thinking you're reading a lost chapter of [[MahouSenseiNegima the original manga!]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: When you are an immortal you can survive things you really wouldn't want to. Like being eaten by a magical beast and having to endure thirty years of being digested, or having your head locked up in a safe and dropped down the Mariana trench while alive and conscious the whole time.
* FightClubbing: In the city hosting the Mahora Martial Arts Preliminaries, there's an underground arena for B-ranked and up fighters. it's a full-on spectator sport, but since gambling on it is illegal they've taken it underground. Even residents of Inverse Mars can participate, as well as fighters from all over the Solar System.
* FirstEpisodeResurrection: Touta drinks Yukihime's blood when he's dying turning him into a vampire.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Love Interest Wins]]: An extreme version appears to be shaping up: [[spoiler: Eva "won" Touta when she took him in after the deaths of his parents, though he only recently seems to have realized it. Touta "won" Eva ''700 years before he was born'' (and before she met her professed only love Nagi Springfield) thanks to Dana's time-warped dimension.]]
** Notably, completely, utterly and totally subverted with Negi Springfield himself. [[spoiler: While Nodoka is a prominent member of Negi's group, NOTHING in any released material suggests she even got past first base with him, or who did!]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Yukihime's speech about the different kinds of immortality in Chapter 6 is accompanied with images of various characters. Since then, not only have a couple of these characters made appearances, but what makes them immortal matches what they were "labeled" with in this chapter.
** The UQ Holder database states that Touta is four years old...
* FriendlyRivalry: Mizore and Shinobu get along fairly well when they aren't competing for Touta's affection. Mizore even offered to soup up Shinobu's racer with expensive parts.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: The Mage of Beginning possesses whoever defeats/kills their previous body, with Nagi being possessed before Negi at present. Touta's magic cancel can end the effect, which is why everyone wants him.]]
* HammerSpace: In Chapter 63, [[spoiler: Mana Tatsumiya not only pulls extra guns from magic portals, [[VictoriasSecretCompartment she also pulls a sniper rifle from between her breasts.]]]]
** In Chapter 122, Mizore pulls one of Touta's shirts and some hair ribbons from a portal labeled "Mizore's Closet" to replace clothing lost due to a difficult turn on the course.
* HealingFactor: Vampires of Eva's level can regenerate entire limbs in the blink of an eye. Though Touta does soon lose consciousness after too much of that. Later it's revealed this healing factor has a weakness: the limb only regenerates if the original limb is destroyed. If the limb is merely cut off and doesn't get destroyed, no regeneration happens because the arm is still linked to the body and therefore not considered dead.
** In the case of Kuroumaru's, his regenerates due to body modification so if anything gets injured or cut off it regenerates. There's a set speed to how fast it works however.
* HotTeacher: Yukihime/Evangeline's first appearance is a shot of her rear, with her students mentioning that they never get tired of seeing it.
* HotterAndSexier:
** Since she's no longer bound to Mahora, Evangeline's free to use her magic as she pleases and uses age changing pills to make herself look about twenty years older. It looks quite a bit different from her previous established "older" form, likely because she's trying to blend in rather than look like TheVamp.
** Several of the members of Class 3-A have much more improved designs which are designed to invoke this trope.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Yukihime brings Touta back to Class 3-A to meet [[spoiler: an older Ayaka Yukihiro, Chachamaru Karakuri & Sayo Aisaka]] in Chapter 112. [[spoiler: Zazie Rainyday appears later on in the chapter.]]
* {{Immortality}}: A major theme. UQ holder is an entire organization of beings with various types of immortality, drawing a clear line between not aging and actual ''[[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]]''.
** TheAgeless: Jinbei stopped aging after eating the flesh of a mermaid in the 7th century, but lacks the HealingFactor of most other immortals.
** BodyBackupDrive / BrainUploading: Ikkuu Ameya gained immortality by transferring his mind into a robotic body.
** CompleteImmortality: Absolute agelessness and invulnerability are said to just not exist, though Evangeline does believe that Karin and Touta have the "strongest" possible immoralities.
** DaywalkingVampire: Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell=] and Touta Konoe are immortal [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] without any of the normal weaknesses.
** FountainOfYouth / ImmortalityInducer: The dark skinned man seen in chapter 6 gained immortality by using immortality granting items like Philosopher Stones, Miracle Drugs and Holy Wines.
** FromASingleCell: Kuroumaru Tokisaka's immortality comes from a powerful HealingFactor, which staves off the effects of age and allows him to regenerate his body even after losing more than half of it.
** NighInvulnerability: Karin was blessed with the inability to age or be harmed in any way, so any damage to her is instantly ''[[{{Retcon}} retconned away]]''.
** OurDemonsAreDifferent: Touta's secondary immortality comes from Magia Erebea, an ability that basically makes him an immortal demon powered by BlackMagic.
** ResurrectiveImmortality: Gengorou Makabe has a form of literal VideoGameLives, which allow him to revive if killed.
** SaveScumming: Kirie Sakurame can set a literal save point with her specialized ritual magic. Upon death she will return to the time and place she created the save point. She can even bring people back with her in time.
* KiAttack: Shinmeryuu makes it's return.
* KidHero: Though a little older than most examples of this trope, Touta is still only 14 years old.
** [[spoiler:Or he may be four years old.]]
* KillSat: Chapter 37 reveals that the Holders have access to [[spoiler: Chachamaru's ''Al-Iskandariya'' Orbital Satellite Weapon]], and is currently under Ikku's control.
* LampshadeHanging: Realistically there's no way Kuroumaru should have completely dressed in the girl's school uniform, skirt, long socks, and all, without realizing his uniform had been switched from the boy's one, courtesy of Karin. The whole scene was obviously done for fanservice purposes. Touta lampshades this by pointing out "Dude you should have noticed before you put the skirt on!"
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Touta doesn't put much stock in the "living forever sucks" line of thought Evangeline espoused through the decades. Though pulls a reversal in chapter 2 (PlayedForLaughs), when he finds out that he's stuck as a short fourteen year old for the rest of eternity, which, as it turns out, interferes with the dream he and his schoolmates promised each other.
* LoopholeAbuse: So [[spoiler:Touta's been banned from the tournament and none of them will pay his way onto it by Eva's orders. He ends up wandering into a preliminary where 15 out of thousands of people will end up getting there.]]
* LosingYourHead: Cutting off the head of a vampire as powerful as Evangeline or Touta doesn't actually kill them immediately. And as long as they can get their head back on their body, they're just fine.
* {{Magitek}}: It's stated that {{Muggles}} who can't use magic on their own can purchase what are basically magical [=iPhone=] apps that allow the use of simple spells. There are even developers for it.
* MeaningfulName
** The title's English UQ has the same pronunciation as the Japanese 悠久, the word for ''Eternity'', making the title "Eternity Holder!". 悠久 also gets featured inside the UQ in the first chapter's title page.
** the first part of Evangeline's middle name is 'Athanasia', which means "{{immortality}}".
** Evangeline's alias ''Yukihime'' means "Snow Princess", referencing her status as a [[AnIcePerson master ice mage]], her DefrostingIceQueen personality, and the fact that she's Scottish nobility.
* {{Mooks}} Played with. A group of soldiers with identical weapons and armor attack Touta, and he clearly considers them video game style FacelessMooks. They proceed to beat the hell out of him with ease. Though they are generic and, as a later fight shows, not incredibly powerful, they're still way stronger than him.
* MentorShip: Touta is not called "mothercon" without reason.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Hula-hoops play an integral party in the defeat of [[spoiler: a lightning spirit]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Tota [[spoiler: while under the effects of a truth potion]] proclaims his love for everyone he comes across, until he runs into Mizore whom he simply calls "Tiny".
* MythArc: Touta's dream to climb to the top of the space elevator, also appears to be developing one about [[spoiler: Negi's fate]].
* {{Necromancer}}: Sayako, [[spoiler:despite being a ghost, can bring back other people as ghosts,]] turned others into zombies in an infection that spread across the world. The first in the series.
* NakedFirstImpression: Touta and Kuroumaru meet for the first time while bathing.
* NewNeoCity: "New Tokyo: Ama No Mihashira City"; since the space elevator (the "pillar of heaven") has been built in Tokyo, the city − as well as [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Mahora academy]] − was renamed after it it seems.
* OlderAndWiser:
** Evangeline returns from ''Negima'' to serve as the new main character Touta's guardian and mentor.
** You remember how a few members of Negi's class were TRAINING to be magisters? [[TheBusCameBack They obviously graduated since then...]]
* OneSidedArmWrestling: The bulky Kaito is beaten by the scrawny Touta.
* OpenSecret: Kuroumaru acts very guarded about the fact that his body is [[spoiler: sexless]], and when Karin finds out he makes her promise to keep it a secret, especially from Touta. However this fact, or at least the implication, has been input into UQ Holder databases, meaning that it's not that difficult to find out if someone cares to look. At this point it looking like nearly everyone in the main cast knows about it ''except'' for Touta.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Evangeline and Touta are both powerful vampires with a HealingFactor, SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, and [[DaywalkingVampire no problems with daylight]]. Chapter 77 reveals that they are merely knockoffs created with magic. True pure-blood vampires are powerful and ancient superhuman beings that can put even ''Fate'' on edge.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: One enemy faction has their own private military trained against occult and chi-users, all EliteMooks.
* ProductionThrowback: The series has {{Shout Out}}'s to ''Manga/LoveHina''. There is a character named Shinobu with the same design as Love Hina's Shinobu. There is also a recreation of Keitarou's first visit to Hinata inn featuring Shinobu's first visit to Senkyokan inn.
** And UQ Holder: Magister Negi Magi 2 begins... in MahouSenseiNegima, complete with one of Negi's infamous sneezing fits stripping several members of his class.
* PunnyName: UQ is pronounced the same as 悠久, the Japanese word for ''Eternity''.
* PutOnABus: Early characters like Touta's friends haven't appeared since the introduction of the UQ Holder organization.
** Almost EVERY character from Negima, excluding Evangeline.
** TheBusCameBack: After 93 chapters Shinobu, the girl that Touta befriended in Chapter 2, has reappeared, arriving in the capital.
*** Trumped by various characters from Negima, including most of the fan favourites.
* RandomPowerRanking: The Mahora Martial Arts Preliminaries have participants ranked from "E" to "S", with E being the lowest. Your ranking is determined by your points and defeating someone of a certain rank gives you their points worth. Get enough and you'll rank up, but only people who have "S" rank and have defeated another "S" rank can go to the finals next year.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Shinobu Yuuki not only has the same given name, character design and personality as Shinobu Maehara from ''Manga/LoveHina'', they also address the protagonist as "senpai", to make it extra obvious.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Yue reveals that Fate and Yukihime created Touta as the 72nd Clone of Negi.]]
* RRatedOpening: The first chapter involves Yukihime/Evangeline being rather graphically chopped to pieces by a bounty hunter. Needless to say, Akamatsu is making it clear from the start that this is ''not'' going to be a ''Manga/LoveHina'' clone.
* SeriesGoal: Touta wants to climb to the top of the StarScraper tower, but then he finds out all you have to do to climb it is buy a ticket. Then he decides to start organization to bring fellow immortals together, only to find one already exists. It's starting to become a RunningGag that Touta's goals are ether easy to achieve or already done. [[spoiler:Later on he decides on working towards Eva's approval.]]
* ShirtlessScene: A lot with Touta.
* ShoutOut: When Jinbei talks about the comrades he used to have when he first became immortal, a picture is shown of him(?) with another [[Film/SevenSamurai six samurai]].
** In after-battle conversation in chapter 14, Karin speaks about [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgization,]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance who have been available after a strife on the world in 2050's as means of helping disabled veterans, but end up weaponized.]] To drive point home, enemy they faced has some resemblance to [[spoiler:Sundowner]][[labelnote:Note]]He's [[BaldOfEvil bald]], [[EvilGloating loves to flaunt his apps,]] [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty has no hesitation to shoot innocents to distract his enemies]] [[ForTheEvulz (or just plain being dick)]], and has full complete cyberized body[[/labelnote]], while on the last page, we have someone resembles [[spoiler:Jetstream Sam]][[labelnote:Note]]He's katana user, he has clearly cyberized left arm, while his other parts of his body looks normal[[/labelnote]].
** Kirie's save point is [[VideoGame/DarkSouls a mount of dirt with a burning stick on top]].
** Two of the combatants from the underground fighting ring in chapter 69 could easily pass for [[VideoGame/LeagueofLegends Lucian and Twisted Fate]]
** Shinobu's arrival at Fairyland Hall plays out just like Keitaro and Ema's arrivals at the Hinata House in ''Manga/LoveHina''. This also qualifies as a MythologyGag since it's all but stated that the two series take place in the same universe. Speaking of ''Manga/LoveHina'', Shinobu's racer is called the Tama-chan.
** In chapter 105, Touta realizes that [[TimeStandsStill time has stopped]] when he sees a spray of shotgun bullets frozen in midair, but he can walk around them and grab them. This is also how [[spoiler:Dio Brando discovered his Stand's time-stopping power]] in [[JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]], and Touta further underlines the reference by gushing that Kirie can do it for "more than five seconds."
* SpaceElevator: There's one in the capital that Touta wants to go up.
* SpiderTank: Strong Hand deploys one against [[spoiler:Yukihime and Touta, but it doesn't survive long enough to be of any use, courtesy of other Numbered members of UQ Holder.]]
** Notably, it looks a lot like one of the mechs(the one she sent after Negi, even) that appeared in Chao's forces during the Mahorafest battle.
* SpinOffspring: The main character Touta Konoe is (allegedly) the grandson of Negi Springfield.
* StarScraper: There's an impossibly tall tower in the capital where Touta believes strong mages live at the top. Yukihime/Evangeline tells him it's an orbital elevator.
* StealthSequel: The fact that this series is a sequel to ''Negima!'' wasn't revealed until the actual release of the first chapter. Although it's still unclear whether it is a direct continuation of ''Negima!'''s ending or it is set in some AlternateContinuity.
** Only to completely drop the ''Stealth'' aspect in late 2016.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Chapter 1 shows us Negi's gravestone telling us he is apparently dead. Eva's [[WhoWantsToLiveForever opening speech]] about can imply much of Class 3-A has followed and being 80 years in the future most would be rather old now anyways to say nothing of any adult characters from Negima. Yet this is a series about immortality so time will tell...
** A flashback later provides that as recently as ten years ago [[spoiler: Negi and a few other 3-A members were alive and fighting the Lifemaker on Mars]].
** As the story goes on we learn that [[spoiler: Fate Averruncus]] is not only alive and well, but [[spoiler: the head of "Ala Alba" opposing UQ Holder and trying to recruit Touta to go rescue the still living but somehow imprisoned Negi Springfield]]. He's also accompanied by a [[spoiler:Tsukuyomi Iwai]] who may or may not be the same character.
** Chapter 37 reveals [[spoiler: Chachamaru's ''Al-Iskandariya'' Orbital Satellite Weapon]] is now under the control of UQ Holder, namely owned by Yukihime and controlled by Ikku. Given this [[spoiler: is Chachamaru's Pactio item, which is implied in Negima to not be transferable (and a little beat up)]], it could be implied that [[spoiler: Chachamaru from Class 3-A could still be alive/around somehow (or it got "transferred" via an undisclosed means). In Chapter 112, it's revealed Chachamaru is one of five former Class 3-A students still around in the 2080's.]]
** Despite the musings in the first chapter by Yukihime, five former Class 3-A students are still around come the events in UQ Holder. [[spoiler: In Chapter 62, Mana Tatsumiya is revealed to be alive, and is the Acting Headmaster of Mahora. In Chapter 112, a visibility older Ayaka Yukihiro, an upgraded/modified Chachamaru Karakuri & Sayo Aisaka meet Yukihime and Touta in Class 3-A along with Mana. Zazie Rainyday appears later on in the chapter to provide additional info about Negi.]]
** In chapter 117, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nodoka Miyazaki and Yue Ayase are still alive along with Jack Rakan and Albireo Imma and they're with Negi]]
* SummonBiggerFish: Inverted. Rather than calling Yukihime to fight Fate, they bring Fate to ''her''.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Averted in Touta's fight against the bounty hunter. After his first attack is blocked Touta tries to throw your standard Shonen protagonist speech at the villain. Except the villain doesn't cooperate, gets behind Touta and lobs his arm off mid-sentence.
* TeensAreMonsters: During the Investigation Arc we see a group of teenagers who regularly engage in "Hobo-hunting" and torment others who can't use magic because they lack either the talent or the money. This is not PlayedForLaughs at all, even more so as we learn [[spoiler:some other teenagers murdered Santa and their parents covered it up for them.]]
* TimeSkip: The series takes place in the 2080s, as near as can be figured out from some very vague numbers on gravestones, around 80 years after ''Negima!''. Chapter 45 gives the date clearly as 2086.
* TimeStandsStill: In chapter 105, Touta and Kirie end up trapped in a time stop due to a "glitch" in [[SaveScumming Kirie's powers]] (her save point was destroyed at the exact same moment she committed suicide). They spend months like this until they accidentally cancel it.
* TitleDrop: In the sixth chapter, we're introduced formally to UQ Holder: A group formed by an immortal Eva knew that would gather other immortals together into a family.
* TookALevelInKindness: Evangeline is significantly more friendly here than in the parent series.
* TournamentArc: The preliminaries for the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament.
* TrainingFromHell: Dana's training for Touta, Kuromaru, and Santa starts with her chasing them around for half a day and repeatedly killing them to reduce the time it takes for them to regenerate. Appropriately, the chapter is titled "Spartan Training".
** She then tops that by sending them through progressive levels of difficulty, like sending Kuromaru to face enemies who take a number of other fighters to deal with, Santa against creatures that can eat spirit matter, Kirie has to learn a number of magic techniques that she gets quizzed on, and Touta has to balance hoops while juggling or it stops his heart.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The series is set in the 2086, 76 years after ''Negima'''s ending, but 50 years before [[spoiler:the world Asuna's wakes up in]] in the same series.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: Magic was finally revealed to the world at large ten years before the beginning of the series.
* UrbanSegregation: A very large theme of the story. We see the differences in class with how the residents of a shantytown struggle to make ends meet, only to be nearly murdered so their land could be cleared and taken.
* WeHelpTheHelpless: As Karin put it:
-->''"We, UQ Holder, as a faction of humans who are not bound by the ways of humans, have always been protecting those who have been ejected, trampled on and forgotten by the world of humans."''
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 24, which confirms the presence of Magia Erebea [[spoiler:as Touta's newly-awakened power,]] and adds a flashback that shows [[spoiler:Negi and a few of his endgame allies being alive 20 years prior to ''UQ Holder!'', still fighting the Mage of the Beginning.]]
** Though some fans did suspect it, in chapter 42, [[spoiler: Fate declares that Negi is still alive and he's trying to save him. And that by saving him, he saves the entire solar system. However, he also does note that, yes he did kill Touta's parents.]]
** Chapter 65: [[spoiler:The appearance of a projection of both Negi and Nagi after Evageline touches Negi's signature on the registration paper, and then the subsequent appearance of the Mage of the Beginning intercepting the two and discovering Touta.]]
** Chapter 71: [[spoiler:Touta is a copy of Negi. Specifically, he is a defective attempt to pass Negi's power on, since Negi ''couldn't have children''.]]
** Chapter 95: [[spoiler: The appearance of 6 girls at the end: [[TheBusCameBack Shinobu]], Honoka and Isana ''Konoe'' (who look just like Konoka and Setsuna), a girl with pigtails that says she's going to marry Touta, an old lady who is implied to the girl's grandmother and introduces herself by holding up ''Ayaka's Pactio Card'', and an android who may or may not be ''Chachamaru''.]]
** Chapter 114: [[spoiler: Negi wants to be killed]]
** Chapter 119: [[spoiler: Nodoka, Yue, Jack Rakan, and Albireo Imma are all working with the Lifemaker-possessed Negi.]]
** Chapter 127: [[spoiler: Touta is actually a hybrid clone of Negi and Asuna(IOW, he's effectively ''their child'', genetically speaking), and the only one among 72 experiments to inherit the powers of both perfectly.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"The strongest Grand Mage in the Solar System...Fate Averruncus."]]
** [[spoiler:Evangeline: "I still love Negi Springfield."]]
** [[spoiler:Honoka Konoe: "Yukihime-han wants to kill Grandfather!"]]
** [[spoiler:Negi Springfield: "I am the Mage of the Beginning."]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: According to Yukihime/Evangeline, immortality eventually becomes a curse. She appears to have outlived most of the original ''Negima!'' cast, leaving her alone once again. She's even apparently left ''Chachazero'' behind, though the opening colored pages are likely to be more symbolic than literal. The true pure-blood vampires mentioned in chapter 77 [[TimeAbyss who are much, much older than Yukihime]] have become so jaded in their old age that most of them are completely cut off from the world. One pure-blood who is apparently an exception claims the others are basically living corpses.
** A good chunk of chapter 94 is devoted to the characters discussing what they'll do when the Earth is eventually destroyed in 5 billion years.
* YearsTooEarly: Quoted word-for-word when Yukihime scolds Touta and his friends after they attack her for the first time on-panel.
* ZombieApocalypse: [[spoiler:Sayako unleashes one on the school.]] By chapter 55, she's unleashed one on [[spoiler:the entire world]].
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