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Gonna run back into your own little time again? That's a bad habit of yours. You rely too much on that magic.
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.
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: 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?!
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?!
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. Homura:
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... Homura:
Yes... *They charge their attack* Madoka:
Homura, you aren't afraid? Homura:
No. I'm fine. I won't hesitate any longer.
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.
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!