"Witches eat weak humans. And in turn, we eat those witches. It's the basic rule of this world."
(This page is probably best read in Ai Nonaka's voice, or Lauren Landa's if you don't speak Japanese.)*munch* *munch* Hmm? Who are you? Piss off!
...What? You're here to ask me about me? Hmph! Why the hell should I tell you about things I don't want you to hear? *crack**munch*
So you're a fan of that Madoka show that I'm from starrin' that rookie Sayaka's pinkheaded friend? Wait, you're watching that show for Homura and not for ME?! Well, I do respect her, but I don't get why you're findin' her more cool and Badass than yours truly. After all, I'm the only one who does things right in this world when it comes to being a magical girl. *crunch crunch*
Huh? What's this? I actually have FANS? Fans who actually love me for beingwhoIam? And what Iend updoing eventually?*stops eating for a second*
...Okay, if you really want to hear about me, I'll tell you, but make it quick. I'm a veteran magical girl, but I don't do what I do to help others. The only way I do things is to help myself. Like when I told that rookie Sayaka that it's best to let a familiar eat a few more humans to become a witch so you can get a Grief Seed from slaying it. And I do have a good reason for this, but I don't feel like telling you right now. And don't you ask! Or if you really do care about me enough to find out, then you'd read the rest of the page and highlight all the spoilers. But don't do it until you've finished watching the show! Or I WILL kill you.
My weapon is a halberd that can separate into chained-together segments. Best thing for slaying witches with, since it's got range and flexibility too, and doubles as a chain-rope-thing that I can trap things with. *snarf*
So there's my past, but I already told you what I think of tellin' you that. If you're nice enough to me, I'll letcha read on. Anyway, I made a contract with Kyubey to become a magical girl. (You'll find out why). I go around town slaying witches just because I can, mostly to collect their Grief Seeds. Then one day, some rookie magical girl Sayaka started infringin' on my territory (which I inherited from my old friend Mami), and everything changed from there. (Again.) So I meet Sayaka and her pinkheaded friend and fight them to the death, until I actually do kill her, somehow. And then Kyubey reveals the truth - magical girls are just zombies, basically. So, as a zombie, I try to make the most of my life, once again. I start helping Homura and the others, helping to plan an attack on Walpurgisnacht and stuff. Then I watch poor Sayaka break down, until finally, she becomes even more of a wreck than I was and turns into a witch. I have no choice then but to protect Homura and pinkhead (who I now befriend and know as Madoka), and sacrifice myself to go down with Sayaka. But I'm Back from the Dead after Madoka saves the day by wishing all witches out of existence, fightin' wraiths like nobody's business alongside Homura and Mami.
In Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion, I'm back. And I go to school or somethin'. It's because I become trapped in some dream world that Homura thought up where we sappily fight as the "Puella Magi Holy Quintet" or some shit like that like some moeshit Sailor Moon show. Here, I think I'm livin' a normal happy life, but it turns out that we're trapped in Homura's witch labyrinth and Mami and I got brainwashed, something (to my credit) I helped her to find out. On the plus side, I'm livin' with Sayaka... Not that I enjoy it or anything!
There's also that spinoff manga where I don't appear much, but you don't really care about that, do you? What you do care about is that other spinoff with my apprentice, Yuma Chitose. Mami and I appear a lot more in that one, and I get to show my softer side and take in Yuma as her guardian, just like I did with my sister before that nasty shit happened.
*munch* So what are you here for, huh? The tropes? Okay, here they are. The page is still a work in progress, so you can add your own, but make sure they don't say anything bad about me! Except if they're about things I want to leave behind.
*hands you an apple* Want one?
Adorkable: Admittedly, I was this in the Drama CD with Mami, but that was long ago.
Anti-Hero: So after I started to change my ways after Kyubey's ugly truth instilled a smidge of sympathy in me for Sayaka, I became more of a Knight in Sour Armor. I tried to help her out - she shoulda listened to me and followed my selfish way of life - since otherwise she'd just have ended up hurting others, which is what happened.
Ax-Crazy: Initially, somewhat. It is more fun to be that way.
Badass: Hell yes. Don't you deny it, you computer-using basement dweller. After all, I had many years to hone my talents.
Badass Adorable: Badass, check. Adorable, check. You can probably say that about any of the other Puella Magi, but I embody the best of both. *crunch*
Badass Decay: Apparently, according to the Rebellion movie, based on my ideals, I become an ordinary schoolgirl in Homura's dream world who goes to school happily. I just fight with the team as a supportin' member, with none of the Badass qualities that made me awesomely twisted or sympathetic in the first place. Though this should be a good thing, it makes me less fearsome and competent than Sayaka, and I'm pretty much reduced to her sidekick... but the perks of livin' together with her are great! And I bet a lot of you guys (and girls) wanted to see me in that school uniform too, you naughty people.
Bare Your Midriff: A lot of art work - both official and fan - shows me wearing a belly shirt underneath my jacket. Makes me feel sexy.
Bash Sisters: I fight this way with Sayaka in Rebellion, and even get her witch form to use a giant version of my spear. Though I don't get ta go berserk on everything, it still is awesome.
Berserk Button: Don't ever waste food in my presence or I WILL kill you.
Better to Die than Be Killed: After finding out the whole Awful Truth and unable to save Witch!Sayaka, I basically had two choices: To destroy her Soul Gem in a final attack to put Sayaka out of her misery and die together, or win the fight the usual way and still become a Witch sooner or later and be killed by a Mahou Shoujo and die alone. I wanted to atone for my past, so guess which one I picked? I said I wanted to atone, you moron.
Big Damn Heroes: I do this a lot, but don't take it personally. What pisses me off is when other people do this to me, like when Homura saved Sayaka from me. But then I saved Sayaka from Elsa Maria, and again from a very pissed-off Homura. And then I top it off by protecting Madoka and Homura's escape from Witch!Sayaka... By goin' out with a bang. So give me some credit here.
Big Eater: Hey, you'd have a huge thing for devouring any food too if you grew up impoverished with little to eat! I just appreciate food more than others.
Catch Phrase: If ya didn't get the hint, I often ask people "You want some?" ("Kuu kai?" in Japanese) when offering 'em some of my food. But they CANNOT waste it.
Chekhov's Gunman: So I appear in the title and credits sequences before actually appearing in the series. Probably because the nice guys who write my story would be too ashamed to put me in the series when it's pretendin' to be all sunshine and rainbows. I might be the magical girl that Kyubey and Mami talk about in Episode 3, who made a wish for someone else. This is all but confirmed in the third drama CD.
Cynicism Catalyst: I made a shortsighted wish to bring followers to my father's congregation. When he realized what was going on, he killed the rest of the family. After this, I... I couldn't... so I decided not to help others again. From then on, I'd work for myself and only myself.
Dark Action Girl: Well, fucking duh. Y'think I'm just some boring, goody-goody Action Girl wannabe like that Sayaka rookie? Alright, I get a little less dark later, but...
Dark and Troubled Past: Let me explain. My father was a priest, but they excommunicated him for "heresy" and my family fell in poverty as he couldn't support us anymore. So I used my wish to get more followers for him...but when he found out it was just magic and not his ideas and words, he went crazy and killed himself and the entire family, leaving me as the only survivor...
However, in the PSP game, if you're Homura, you'd better not defeat Oktavia before I can save what's left of Sayaka, or you'll inadvertently damn me to becoming a witch myself - a witch called Ophelia.
Evil Sounds Deep: My voice wasn't always this sexy. Believe it or not, I had a pretty typical girly voice. Well before all that shit happened anyway. Though it ain't deep like Darth Vader (a pile of pretentious black melodramatic shit compared to his much crazier predecessor - hint, hint), it's still pretty friggin deeper than it used to be.
Hell, if you didn't get the hint above (and you must be a complete moron to not have gotten it), I'm also basically a sexier and prettierDarth Maul before my Heel-Face Turn. We both use red (best color!) as our primary color, wield a red-bladed polearm, and are Axe CrazyBlood Knights hell-bent on killing anything in our path, be it Jedi or witches and rival Puella Magi.
Face Death with Dignity: I pray to God just before I pass away, to tell him how my life sucked and, for once, how I'd like to have a happy dream...
Fiery Redhead: If it wasn't obvious from the red hair, I'm abrasive and hotheaded. Don't try to change me or I'll kill you.
Freudian Excuse: Wonder why I'm always eating? It's because my family constantly starved after my father was excommunicated for "heresy", and we barely got enough to eat. In the manga, you even learn that I learned to punish people for wasting food from my mother. And of course, I'm only a selfish Jerkass because my unselfish wish led to my maddened dadkilling my whole family except for me.
Headless Horsewoman: Apparently, my witch form simply has a flame in place of where the head is. Dear God, the Irony...note Shouldn't that be Mami's witch form?
Heel-Face Turn: Complete with a near-Precision Bitch Strike as soon as Kyubey lets slip the Awful Truth. From then on, I decided to prevent my friends from suffering Sayaka's fate, to the point where I shatter my own Soul Gem after evacuating Homura and Madoka from the vicinity, so they don't get caught in the resulting blast that kills both me and and Sayaka.
Image Song: "And I'm Home", shared with Sayaka. It is a sad song, so they used it as the ending for the episode where I sacrifice herself to save her, which fits the theme. Sabitsuita kokoro, otomonai sekai, nani o miteruno? Matane o ieru kao o sagasuyo...
Ironic Echo: When I first encountered Oktavia (Sayaka's witch form), I got rescued by Homura because I was carrying Sayaka (or was it just her corpse?) and had no way to defend myself. When I refused to drop Sayaka, Homura called her a hindrance. During our futile attempt to bring Sayaka back from being a witch, after getting injured I leave an unconscious Madoka to Homura, before telling them to leave because Homura would not be able to fight with a hindrance like me, before making the Heroic Sacrifice.
Irony: My father was a religious man, and I fought witches in secret, but he accused me of being one. And instead of killing me for it, he burned himself, my mother and my younger sister, along with the church.
It's All About Me: Of course! Magical girls should only use powers for their own ends, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron and doing themselves in. But to be honest, I told Sayaka this for her own good, and then I tried to help her against a witch. It's an interesting dichotomy, to say the least.
Japanese Christian: My father was a priest. When I was a kid, I followed his beliefs, but now... I just can't.
Japanese Honorifics: I don't bother to use any nowadays. In the past, I did call Mami "Mami-san", back when we were friends.
Jerkass: *snarf* What, were you expectin' me not to be one? Go to hell. Seriously, I suggested letting familiars eat other worthless humans to become full-fledged witches and even advised to Sayaka to break her lover's body to keep a leash on that guy.
Knight of Cerebus: While that witch who ate Mami did most of the work, the series kept getting darker after I showed up. Probably because I was the only one who didn't care about teamwork and friendship and that crap and just left people to die, at first.
The Lancer: I act like this to Homura. Also literally, because of my weapon, dumbass.
Leitmotif: "Anima mala", which means "Evil Soul". The name is totally badass and the theme is weird and menacing, which suits me perfectly. Do I deserve any less? Oh, and that tribal remix it got for "Rebellion?" Kickass.
Our Zombies Are Different: What I apparently am, too. Kyubey shocked me at first with it, but meh, I don't really care much.note OOC: This trope's presence on this page is based on what Kyoko thinks of magical girls as, rather than a genuine entry applying to her.
Tights Under Shorts: Check out this New Year's celebratory image◊ of all six of us (yup, six...guess that Nagisa kid's sticking around) rocking tights. I'm the one with the denim in lower middle, for those who aren't familiar with me or the rest of pinkhead's magical crew.
I also wear this in the role of an ogre for this Setsubun celebratory image◊ of all six of us, five of us in traditional Japanese attire. (That's Sayaka in the role of the ogre in Zettai Ryouiki to my left, for those wondering.)
Tomboy: Who needs all that girly crap? Meh. *munch munch*