Puella Magi Holy Quintet!
The five magical girls, seen fighting together for the first time.
All: Cake! Cake! A round, round cake!
This round, round cake... Who could it be?
Bebe: Is the cake Sayaka?
Sayaka: No, - not - me!
I am the raspberry.
The round cake is red.
Is the cake Kyoko?
Kyoko: No, - not - me!
I am the apple.
The round cake loves Bebe.
Is the cake Mami?
Mami: No, - not - me!
I am the cheese.
The round cake goes 'round in circles.
Is the cake Akemi-san?
Homura: N-No, not... me!
I-I... am the pumpkin!
T-The round cake is sweet.
Is the cake Madoka?
Madoka: No, - not - me!
I am the melon.
When a melon breaks, it creates a sweet dream.
All: But tonight's dream is a bitter one.
Atop the plate is the dream of the cat.
Round and plump. Everyone eat up!
Mami: If you don't mind your manners, you'll turn into cheese!
Bebe: Turn into cheese! Turn into cheese!
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When I try to write love, it only turns into horror. Thinking about it with a clear head, feeling such deep emotions to some other person you don't even know is truly a terrifying thing. Also, I wonder if love isn't a manifestation of madness in some way.
Am I the only one who remembers? Yes... I've seen this kind of trap before. A closed-off world of illusion. A maze without exit, into which the prey is lured and led astray. There's no doubt. This is a witch's labyrinth.
Mami: What is this? What on earth...?!
Nagisa: Let me explain it from my own lips.
Mami: Who... Bebe?!
Nagisa: I'm sorry I didn't tell you until now. But I need you to calm down and listen to me.
Gonna run back into your own little time again? That's a bad habit of yours. You rely too much on that magic.
Sayaka: When you find the witch who created this barrier, what will you do with her?
Homura: Well, that... should be obvious.
Sayaka: You'll vanquish her? Just because she's a witch?
Homura: What are you trying to say?
Sayaka: Tell me, is this really so bad? We don't have to fight anymore. We can all live, working together. Is the heart that wished for that so sinful that it needs to be destroyed?
Homura: Are you siding with a witch?
Sayaka: They are the final form of us magical girls, as you said. I can't help but sympathize.
Homura: There are three people here who should not be able to exist. The first is the witch who created the labyrinth. The second is Bebe, who remains in the form of a witch. And the third, you, who remembers the existence of witches. Who are you? Are you Sayaka Miki?
Sayaka: You make me sad. I'm the same person you've always known, transfer student.
*Cue Oktavia's reflection in a puddle*
Homura: This ridiculous farce is just wasting the sacrifice that Madoka made for us. I won't allow it.
Clara Dolls throwing pomegranates: Gott ist tot! Gott ist tot! Gott ist tot!
Homura: You see, I had a really scary dream.
Madoka: A dream?
Homura: In it, you had gone to a place so far away that I had no chance of seeing you again. And everyone else in the world forgot all about you. I was the only one in the whole wide world who could remember you! I was so lonely and sad... but no one could understand how I felt. Surrounded by that, I started thinking my memories of you were things I'd just made up. And I began doubting myself.
Madoka: That's a terrible dream, all right. But it's okay now. Because I'd never go alone to somewhere so far away that I couldn't say any of you again.
Homura: Why? How can you be so sure?
Madoka: You know how wimpy I am. And because I could never bear to do something that would make someone as strong as you cry like this.
Homura: Then that's something that would hurt you so much you couldn't bear it?
Madoka: That's right. You, Sayaka... Mami, Kyoko... my dad and mom and Tatsuya... and even Hitomi and everyone in our class... I would never want to go somewhere I could never see anyone again. Even if there were no other choice, I know I'd never have the courage to do something like that.
Homura: Right... You're right. Those are your honest feelings. And yet, I... How could I have made such a stupid mistake? I shouldn't have allowed that to happen. No matter what I would've had to do, I should have stopped you back then. Madoka. You should know that even when you know how much it would hurt you, you do have the courage to make that hard decision. When you learn there is something that only you can do, you're far kinder and stronger than you yourself know. Trust me, I know this.
In other words, this means I'm not even a magical girl anymore? Why? Why? Why would I end up as...? When did it even happen? When did I become a witch?!
I'm sure you didn't really want to know the truth. And yet, you couldn't bear not to search for it. It just goes to show how illogical human curiosity is.
We wanted to know what would happen to a Soul Gem when it was cut off from the phenomenon that you magical girls call the "Law of the Cycle." You showed us some very interesting results. The formation of a closed space by a peculiar principle, as well as derivation and capture of victims into that space. I believe this is the power of the "witch" that you had once explained to us in the past.
Homura: Incubator, tell me what your real goal is here.
Kyubey: To confirm the existence of the "Law of the Cycle" of course, which has been a mere hypothesis until now.
Homura: For what purpose? Satisfying mere curiosity is illogical, as you keep saying. I won't believe that you went to such lengths just to confirm that Madoka exists.
Kyubey: *turns away*
Homura: You intend to control Madoka, don't you?!
If we could just observe [the phenomenon], we'd be able to interfere with it. And if we could interfere with it, we'd be able to control it. Our research would allow us to conquer the "Law of the Cycle" completely someday. And then, we could have magical girls turn into witches and collect vast amounts of energy all at once. The phase change between hope and despair, the volume of energy that is created in those emotions, is far beyond anything we had imagined. Truly, magical girls hold the key to limitless possibilities.
As you are now, you likely wouldn't know this, but you see, I became a magical girl solely to save Madoka. And that holds true even now! If the alternative is revealing Madoka's secret to you, I would rather let myself turn into a witch. I'll never let you Incubators touch Madoka again!
So this is a witch... My emotions have all come back to haunt me. I can't remember anything but glimmers of light and regret. Ah, so this is my... despair. Madoka! Thank you for coming all the way to a place like this. I'm sorry I couldn't even say goodbye to you at the end.
Homura Akemi, becoming Homulilly.
Kyubey: W-What are you?
Nagisa: We were once bringers of hope, who despaired and spread our curses.
Sayaka: Now we are those guided by the Law of the Cycle to break free from the chains of destiny binding this world.
Kyubey: So you two were also part of the Law of the Cycle?
Sayaka: Well, in other words, we're something like her private secretaries, you know?
Kyoko: I had a sickening dream. A dream where you were dead. But you're saying that that was real and this right here, where we're fighting side by side, this is the dream, Sayaka?
Sayaka: This isn't something quite as sad as just a dream. I thought I didn't have any regrets when I died. But the reason I ended up taking this assignment and coming back was because I actually do have one regret. The fact that I left you behind.
Nagisa: I just wanted to eat cheese one more time!
Sayaka: Hey, you! Don't ruin the mood!
Madoka: That's no good, Homura. I told you that you shouldn't go off by yourself.
Madoka: No matter what happens, you will always be you, Homura. And I would never abandon you. So don't give up.
Homura: I'm sorry... I'm so spineless... I wanted to see you one more time. And if I had to go so far as to betray that wish... Yes, I knew I could shoulder any sin. No matter what I became, I knew I'd be fine with it. As long as I could have you by my side.
Madoka: Now, Homura. Together...
*They charge their attack*
Madoka: Homura, you aren't afraid?
Homura: No. I'm fine. I won't hesitate any longer.
Kyoko: Are they gone now? Sayaka, and your Bebe too?
Mami: No. They're finally taking her away with them.
Kyoko: Is that Madoka Kaname?
Mami: Yes. The Law of the Cycle, which will one day lead us away too.
Madoka: I'm sorry for making you wait so long. You've worked so hard all this time.
Madoka: Now, let's go. We'll always be together from now on.
Homura: Yes, we will. I've waited so long for this.
Homura: I've finally... caught you.
Homura: It's only natural that you don't understand. Yes... No one in the world could possibly understand. This emotion is mine alone. It is for Madoka alone.
Madoka: Homura, don't! You'll rip me apart!
*Madoka is split from her goddess self*
Homura: I told you, Madoka. I'll never let you go again.
It is the pinnacle of all human emotion. More passionate than hope, far deeper than despair. Love.
As I am now, I'm not even a witch any longer. She was as sacred as a god, and I couldn't help but pull her from heaven and undermine her. A being that could perform such feats could only be called a demon, I suppose?
Homura Akemi, ascending.
Kyubey: This makes it very clear. Trying to make use of human emotion is just too dangerous. We could never hope to control something whose final form is so irrational.
Homura: Is that so? But to handle all the curses that have spread around our world, you Incubators are now necessary for us. So you'll be staying to help... In-cu-ba-tor.
Sayaka: You've broken off a part of the Law of the Cycle! The power of salvation that was the hope of all the magical girls!
Homura: All I took was a tiny piece of it. Just the records of the person that Madoka was before she ceased to exist. Somehow, all of you wound up being pulled in as well, and it seems you can't return to wherever you were before.
Sayaka: What right do you have to do all of this?
Homura: I am now an existence known as "Evil". A being who disrupts providence and acts as an agitator of this world. It's quite natural that I upset the laws set down by a god, don't you think?
Sayaka: Do you intend to destroy this universe?
Homura: After all the wraiths have been destroyed, perhaps I will. When that time comes, I suppose I can be your enemy. But do you think you'll be able to stand against me, Sayaka Miki? Even now, your memories are gradually changing, are they not?
Sayaka: Even it that happens, the one thing I'll never forget is that you, Homura Akemi, are a demon!
Homura: We should pretend to be friendly in daily life. If you're confrontational all the time, even she may dislike you.
I didn't realize how happy it would make me to be able to say good morning to [Hitomi and Kyousuke] again.
Sayaka Miki in Homura's new world.
Um... It's nice to meet you. My name is Madoka Kaname. Mom's— My mother's company assigned her to work overseas, so my whole family lived in the U.S. for three years. We finally came back to Mitakihara City last week, so I'll be in class with you starting today. I, um... it's a pleasure to meet you!
Homura: How does it feel to be back after so long?
Madoka: Um, well, everything's so familiar and nostalgic. But also kind of different somehow. It's a strange feeling.
Homura: That's no surprise. It has been three years, after all.
Madoka: No... it actually seems like absolutely nothing has changed. In fact, if I had to pick the one thing that had changed, I'd say it was me. That's right... I should have a different form. A different role... So why...?
Homura: Madoka Kaname. Do you treasure this world? Do you consider stability and order more important than desire?
Madoka: Well, I... Um... I-I do treasure it. I guess I do think it's kind of bad to break rules because you feel like it.
Homura: I see... Then I suppose someday, you will become my enemy as well. But I don't care.
*Homura pulls off her hair ribbon and puts it on Madoka*
Homura: Because even then, I will continue to wish for a world in which you will be happy.
Madoka: Homura? Um...
Homura: They really do look better on you after all.
Runes appearing before the credits (DVD/BD version)