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Negima's Impending Abrupt Ending & Rumours
Negima is ending... in weekly magazine formatSo far as this troper knows, this is fairly baseless straw-clutchery, but the notes on Akamatsu's blog and in the manga's final page say something along the lines of "The end of Negima's magazine run is almost here!" People have commented that this seems oddly specific. It may be that for whatever reason (another rumour - there might be a Ken Junior on the way) he can no longer devote lots of time to Negima, but he may be able to release volumes on an irregular basis. Let's pray, people.
Yue is getting a spinoffKen-Sama talked about possibility of a spinoff and chapter 354 fells more like a Poorly Disguised Pilot then a penultimate chapter
Negi Springfield Nature and Powers
"Negi" is a nickname; his real name is Nigel.
Negi's dislike for baths are actually some kind of trauma.Remember, he had almost drowned when he was a kid. That must have affected him in some way.
Negi has the Power of Creation.The Lifemaker's power is referred to as "The Power of Creation and Destruction." Asuna's ability is Magic Cancel, which destroys magic when activated. This is the "Power of Destruction." Negi, as another descendant of the Lifemaker, has the "Power of Creation." Extrapolating on this leads to several other ideas. 1)This is why Negi was able to form a Pactio with Chachamaru. During the formation of the Pactio, his magical power surges and something which resembles a flame appears in his eyes. He goes on to think, "In fact, who cares if she is artificial, Chachamaru-san is our friend! She is real!" This statement differs from his earlier thoughts in that it is a statement of fact, not a request or demand. He doesn't convince the Pactio to work, he redefines Chachamaru(and possibly similar entities) as Real(and thus possessing a soul). This is clearly within the capacity of the Power of Creation, as Pactios can be made with other constructs. Examples are Fate and the demi-humans of Mundus Magicus. 2)We may see Negi fighting Asuna(or someone controlling her power) at some point in the future, as the "Power of Creation" would be necessary to fight the "Power of Destruction." Another possibility would be the two cooperating to counteract the Lifemaker's complete "Power of Creation and Destruction."
Negi will ultimately become a shinso vampire.Either in his relentless quest for more power he will find and use the ritual (though possibly with the foresight to artificially age his body first, not just an illusion) or the scroll-Evangeline - who appears to be hanging around until Negi has conquered his demon-form-thing will force it upon him to accomplish the same. She DID say it was foolish for a human to try and master Magica Erebea. And it's not as if Negi's Determinator nature is infallible.
Negi will learn magic swordsmanship.He has already learned Kenpo from Ku Fei and inherited Eva's Black Magic, so his final lesson from Thousand Blades Rakan will be this, probably from some scroll or book that Jack left. Afterall, Negi has previously been shown to be able to conjure Lightning Weapons by magic, and using them as mere projectiles seem to be wasted potential. More importantly, it would be awesome to see Negi use Zankanken(Battleship Cleaver) against his enemies.
Negi will learn Gungnir and combine it with the Thousand Bolts.And it shall be called Titano-ktononMKIII: Overkill edition.
Negi will learn gravity magic from Albireo Imma/Colonel Sanders.If this manga has taught us anything it has taught us that if an interesting concept for the future is brought up and played for laughs, it's going to happen.-The Curious Fan
The Master of the Grave will teach Negi how to use the magic of the ancients aka: royal magic
Negi is going to become a Reality Warper due to his relentless quest for power.I don't mean a Reality Warper that can only manipulate the magic world. I mean one who can manipulate EVERYTHING. Which means he can also be Nagi in the past without being his own father - creating a Stable Time Loop. It also explains how he deleted someone with complete control over the world they were in (at least temporarily): he started playing around with reality. Of course, later on he could get bored and BECOME the Lifemaker... Mind Screw, anyone?
Negi actually has more raw power and strength than either Nagi or Rakan.He accidentally used some of it in his childhood, attracting the Megalosembrian senate's attention and inadvertently resulting in everyone in his village being turned to stone. Because of the short time between using the magic and the disaster, he subconsciously suppressed the overwhelming majority of it so that it's unusable.
Negi's "royal magic" is the ability to perform magic without an implement
Negi will wind up with Evangeline.Heartbreaking as it will be for his many admirers, he won't want to be immortal and married to a mortal woman.
Speculation about Future Plot Events
Negima's last chapter......will end with a page of Negi accidentally doing something inappropriate to whichever girl ends up with him, followed by the girl getting mad on the same page, then a 2-page shot of Negi and that girl, with the girl holding onto Negi for some reason or another, and all of the haremettes that lost looking from the background. Then the final page of the series will show a location that's important to the story and the words "The End".
The manga is setting up for a scene similar to the one in chapter 269 between Negi and any member of his harem.It would drive in the whole Generation Xerox subtext even further.
Negi will have to cancel all his current pactios during the final battle.It's been suggested earlier on this page that activating an artifact drains power from the magister. Becouse Negi now has like 16 different people drawing power from him of course this is going to put him at a disadvantage against the Mot B, so the logical thing to do would be to cancel them. This will give him a MASSIVE boost in power and let him completly smash the Mage of the Beginning. Of course knowing 3-A someone (probably Paru, maybe Yuuna) will try to rejoin the fight by trying to make another pactio with either Konaka or Kotaro. Besides admit it, Paru trying to tackle Kotaro would be funny as hell.
Ala Alba will wield the Code of the Lifemaker or something similar.Way too many of them seem to be weak links or open targets in a combat scenario - a point which recent chapters drove in loud and clear. Would this not be a logical way to give them a power-up?
At some later point, Evangeline will have an enemy Foil in the form of a truly, despicably evil shinso vampireThis new guy/girl will be so bad that even Evangeline will be disgusted/horrified by his/her actions, and she will take it upon herself to kill him/her. This will also help show the goodness that Evangeline has at the core of her being.
Akamatsu is planning to end Negima and continue its story in a new title.If the Darker and Edgier storyline is what he really visioned before Executive Meddling, it's not unlikely that he has now been given more freedom in writing the story. Unfortunately, most newcomer will still remember the series as a light harem story, so his solution is to end the old manga in a cliffhanger and start a new one, probably with a permanently adult Negi, less idealistic story, and no Akamatsu Nipples.
The next story arc will be based around...
Magic is going to be revealed before the end of the series.In chapter 320 The Gravekeepers palace has become visible to everybody at Mahora, including the Muggles, There is no way they can pass that off as CG.
Negi will obtain high office at the end.Because really, who could gainsay him after he finishes off the various Big Bads? In fact, he might overturn the whole system of the Magic World. His Pactio title - Magistrulus Magi - "Magistrate Magician", could also translate as "Lawgiver of Mages"... He's gonna lay down the law on the Senate of Megalosembria - which is just how Chao planned it.
Negi will re-establish the kingdom of Old Ostia at the end of the story.And, of course, the rest of Ala Alba will end up with some sort of ridiculously high position. Notably this scenario would easily allow for Chao among other things.
Death Predictions for the manga's future
Negi will end up destroying the MasqueradeAll the evidence given so far points to the destruction of the Mundus Magicus being completely inevitable. If it cannot be saved and Negi is unwilling to abadon the inhabitants, the only place to bring them would be Earth. Obviously, a billion people showing up suddenly and all of the beast people and half-demons would blow the Masquerade right open.
At least one member of Class 3-A will die before the end of thingsKilled by... whoever or whatever the series' Big Bad will benote .
New Ostia will crash just like the Old oneThe current objective of Cosmo Entelechia for the Lifemaker to go to the place which sustains the Flying Continent and erase the magic power in it.
By the end of the manga, Negi develops a Split Personality who is a Chaotic Lustful Chivalrous Pervert, Ethical Slut, Lovable Sex Maniac and Harem Seeker that would make Chamo feel either immensely proud or grossly inferior, to contrast with normal!Negi's Chaste Hero / Celibate Hero personality.note
A major character will, before the ending, pull a Heroic SacrificeLikely either Takahata or Evangeline. Also, something will happen to make Eva cry openly and whole-heartedly - perhaps as a result of the sacrifice?
Evangeline will use Magica Erebia before the end.She's the creator and if Rakan was defeated, her being released to fight without augmenting her skills would achieve nothing. Except the fight wouldn't end the same way.
Ako will eventually use her artifact on herself.I previously had a moment of Fridge Brilliance about how Ako's artifact reflected her view of herself as a secondary character, serving mainly as a way to support her allies. But eventually she'll grow out of that and truly start to see herself as the "main character of her own story", just like Negi said... and that moment will be kicked off by using her artifact to boost her own abilities, finally stepping into the action herself. Or alternatively...
Ako will, at some point, use her artifact on Negi.As an alternative (or, possibly, as a coexistent WMG) with the above about Ako's artifact, she'll use it to give Negi a boost when he inevitably fights the Lifemaker. After all, Negi did decide to go down the grey path, which would imply following the light and dark paths simultaneously, and since Rakan said that the path of light was relying on his teammates for help...
Setsuna will train under Kurt GodelAll of her frustration at not being able to defeat Tsukuyomi will eventually drive her to seek training somewhere, and as of now Kurt is the only Shinmeiryu practitioner around who isn't obviously evil. Even if he turns out to be a bad guy, she might still seek out his advice due to her angst issues.
Yue will be the mage in Negi's party that plays the role of high level artilleryRakan shows what hard work can do. She was shown to learn fast as soon as she tried to use magic. Within one month, using nothing but standart textbooks, she became rather competent. Now, she has had her artifact back for some time, and can use her pactio to use more power. Seeing how much interest she has taken in magic, she will have used both to help her training before coming to Ostia. Since she hasn't shown any martial arts, so she won't be on the frontlines. But if someone provides cover for her, there is little to no problem with chanting for half a minute, Negi and Kotaro did that against Rakan. In short, I wouldn't be surprised if she starts a spell with "To Sumbolaion Diakoneto Moi".
Zazie's Nightmare Circus event from the festival will be shown in a flashback that explains a lot about her character.Because Akamatsu knows how to stick it to the execs after Executive Meddling, while still pleasing the fans. Even if he did decide himself that the festival arc was too long. It would be a way to excuse himself from leaving the Nightmare Circus scene until later, and potentially use most or even all of what he had planned without being a total Big Lipped Alligator Moment.
Chao is going to send Future Asuna back in time to be with the rest of the class.The idea that Asuna would be written out of the story is just too unlikely. She'll be back somehow.
Negi isn't really dead, the grave from 352 is a false graveThis is me clutching at straws. The spoilers for 352 revealed Asuna seeing Negi's grave. After I finally stopped saying Akamatsu is a worse troll than Tite Kubo himself, I started thinking. Being immortal would naturally be confusing if you're around people who don't know it, and not everyone in the school is magical. Seeing Negi not age would be weird. So he kept aging up with magic until he finally appeared so old, he had to "die". Thus that grave is a false grave and Negi is now free to roam the planet and look for his father. The only other option is....
Negi is dead, but it's part of Magia Erebea's ImmortalityHe has to "die" temporarily while the Magia Erebea fully spreads through his body, making him fully immortal. Again, clutching at straws.
Asuna will travel back 130 yearsThe last time we saw Chao was the Festival Arc, with her time machine. Its possible that, just like the 'original' Chao, this Chao developed time travel - possibly at Negi's insistence. In which case, Asuna will be given the Cassiopeia and allowed to head back in time (probably after a chapter or two for drama). As for why she didn't appear in the pictures - consider, again, the 'Original' Chao that came from a 'bad' future. The world at the end of 352 is obviously not the same world. This implies that, at least over long time frames, you can't see the results of time-travel until after you've done it. With the original Chao, she was from the 'bad' future, because Negi hadn't saved the world yet. In this case, Asuna isn't in the pictures because she hasn't gone back yet. Besides, they need a way to bring back Chao for the Class-reunion finale.
Negi became a host for The LifemakerHe can't die, and yet vanished mysteriously... just like his father did. Now, why did Nagi disappear, again?
Backstory and Past Events
Negi was deliberately sent to class 2-A.No-brainer here. Negi being sent to a class with that kind of make-up can't be a coincidence.
Class 2-A is where Mahora deliberately placed all the "abnormal" students.It would explain why there are so many weird people in one place. The school collected them in one class to keep an eye on them. Goes hand-in-hand with the idea that the class was created to find Negi a partner.
Eva's dream that Negi saw near the beginning of the series was fake or not accurateIn the dream, Nagi traps Eva in a pit filled with water, onions, and garlic, or as he puts it, "your weaknesses". However, Eva later states or at least implies that she was no longer affected by vampire weaknesses. Also, looking at her memories implies that she met Nagi alone in the wilderness. However, the fake Eva later seems to be familiar with at least some members of the Ala Rubra: Albireo Imma, Jack Rakan, Ricardo. Rakan knows enough to semi-copy the Magica Erebea (although that could just be him imitating a technique that he's seen and should technically have no way of being able to copy), and has a scroll containing the degraded version of Eva's soul. It would be difficult to imagine that Eva knew these Ala Rubra members and not know who Nagi was. And plus, from what we've seen from Eva, it'd just be stupid for her to lose the way that she did.
Sayo Aisaka was killed by...
Evangeline set up her imprisonment.Evangeline's stated desires: To drink Negi's blood when she feels like it, to pound on Negi (or others) for hours on end for the humiliations she's suffered (when she feels like it), to get to cut loose with some semblance of her full powers (again...), and to have suitable lieutenants for her future "reign of evil". From observation, we can add: To have added security and protection (over her previous, empowered state) in a dangerous world where she's made lots of enemies, to have True Companions whom she can still treat as unwanted freeloaders (when she feels like it), and to not ruin her chances with Nagi. By deliberately going through the standard Dark Magical Girl Heel-Face Turn, she's well on her way to getting all of these things, more or less, with the blessings of the good guys.
Mana trained at some point in a room similar to Eva's resort
Asuna was a human who was forcefully bestowed with the power of the lifemaker.
Asuna is immortal, but a spell was used on her that allows her to grow at a normal rate for a while.We know that she looked like a kid at a time when her age was over 100. We also see her looking pretty much the same when going to Japan with Takahata. However, she seems to be growing normally now. The reason here could easily be that a spell was cast on her that allows her body to mature until she has the body of a ~20 year old or something. Of course, if this is true, then Negi should still be able to mature even if whatever he's become would keep him at that age. Of course, Eva would be pissed that she hadn't somehow managed to hear about that spell if this is the case.
Relationship and True Identity guesses, except for those covered by other folders
Negi is not related to NagiBut he was raised to think that he was, because...
Nekane is Negi's mother.She keeps the "older sister" play so that Negi won't think it's okay to do it with girls so young. Lots of Squick here.
Shizuna is actually Arika in disguise.Look at the series page image. In the middle looking all dramatic are Evangeline, Takahata, Zazie, and Shiizuna. All of those characters have been revealed to be something incredibly more than mundane - except for Shiizuna. Given his delivery of Zazie's secrets, this kind of long-prepared swerve would be absolutely up Akamatsu's ally. The Radical Taoist would like to note that he's been pushing this WMG since late July 2010, and dreams of being able to yell "I TOTALLY CALLED IT!" on this one.
Negi is Nagi's son by artificial insemination.And Sons of the Thousand Master and in heavy demand.
Ako is related to Fate somehow.They are physically similar enough that they could be siblings or cousins or something. Fate attempted to kill her or something in the past, resulting in the scar (and trauma related to the scar); she was placed in Negi's class so that she would be protected by Negi and the other abnormally powerful students.
Asuna is Nekane's mother.She's implied to be around 27-32 now, at least, by some fans. When she was seemingly around...8-ish is when she showed up at Mahora. This allows us to subract that much from her "age" and learn how long she's been at Mahora. That would put her at at roughly 19-27 when she initially showed up at Mahora. Despite the squick involved, it's entirely possible for her to have had a child Nekane's age a few years earlier, when she would've been between 13-22. (Assuming Nekane herself is at least 15 or 16 now. Thirteen is the age of consent in some parts of Japan. It'd be far less squicky there than it would be in the west.) It's implied that Takamichi erased Asuna's memories somehow, but it's never stated he did it all at once. It's possible that she may have spent some time in Wales after having Gato erased from her mind. She could then fall in love with an apparently lolicon man and have Nekane. Later, it's decided that it would be safer to erase her memory and send her to Mahora and away from her daughter - possibly when Nagi died. Even if Nekane had spent around 5 years with her mother, she'd remember very little now due to being too young. Even what she does remember would be of a loli Asuna, not one seemingly her age. If Asuna is Negi's aunt, this would explain why Nekane looks about as much like her as Negi does to Nagi, as well as their relationship as cousins. Additionally, when the village was attacked, while Stan petrified only a few moments after being hit, Nekane only petrified up to her legs at that point. The petrification was implied to have continued, as "Nagi" states he has stopped it after fighting off an army of demons. Stan, who is implied to be a stronger mage then Nekane, petrified in moments despite logically having a stronger magic barrier; Nekane took what could be as long as an hour just to petrify more of her legs. This could easily be a sign of a weaker version of Magic Cancel inherited from her mother.
Asuna can age-shift at will, and is Arika's motherWe all know Ken Akamatsu loves both Ship Tease and ZigZaggingTropes. First he made us think that Asuna was Negi's aunt... then he reveals that she's really too old for that. This is the logical next step in the "are they or are they not sexually compatible in a social sense" zigzag. The opportunity for grandma jokes also almost too good to pass up.
Princess Arika is Evangeline.The resemblence is uncanny. The way that she ended up attacking Nagi and got trapped in Mahora is that...well, maybe something went funky with her memories. Explains her fixation with Nagi, at any rate.
Arika is either Negi's childhood friend Anya or maybe his 'sister'Anya would be an excellent cover, first of all, Cocolova is a rather weird name that may come from any number of countries, so there is a decent chance she isn't from Wales (or England, or even an english speaking country). Then her personality is completely opposite of what we know of Arika, but who knows how she turned out after being completely free for a while, and it would be a rather nice cover too. I'm not sure about his 'sister', but it would fit so obviously that it's just too likely]]
Mana's real surname is Arcana
Arika is disguised/concealed as Akira
Evangeline is tied to Arika somehow.Maybe not the same person as said above, but Arika is the Queen of Calamity. Evangeline is the Apostle of Calamity. Both fell in love with Nagi. Evangeline spent time in the magical world or at least some of her artifacts made it there where she is well known.
Ayaka is Negi's sister.There's a couple hints towards this.
Zazie is related to Zect.Semi similar name, she's not a normal human, her occasionally demonic appearance. Weird ghost creatures etc. Plus, apparently she's supposed to have some role or another in the final arc.
The Lifemaker is Izanagi and the Gravekeeper is IzanamiFirst, his daughter is known as Amateru, which is an alternate reading of the goddess Amaterasu. Amaterasu was born from Izanagi, basically, after Izanagi fled the underworld and Izanami. One point of the story of Izanagi is that while Izanami ends life, Izanagi creates it. Thus, the Lifemaker and the Gravekeeper. If this is the case, then opposite of Amateru (and her pactio partner) would be Tsukuyomi, but presumably not the psycho swordswoman. The strongest argument against this is probably that this would be incredibly obvious to the Japanese, and indeed the relationships here are clearly intended to parallel those of the deities.
"X is really magical"
Love really is magic! Like, literally the same thing.Explains:
Konoka is some kind of Empath.In chapter 206, she effortlessly calms down a dragon. Seriously, that does not seem normally possible.
The bells Asuna wears in her hair have some sort of magic power.You explain how they've survived all the Clothing Damage that she's suffered.
(Insert Girl Here) is Not a Normal Human.Some of this is obvious (Kaede being a Ninja, for example), but many of the girls who have not yet been focused on also show signs of a supernatural origin:
One or both of Chisame's parents will turn out to be mages
Chisame will, however reluctantly, learn (at the very least) basic magic...because she's gonna need an alternative source of power for her artifact in case all electronics in the area suddenly got fried or she got stranded in an area devoid of electronics(again).
Akira is a mermaid on land.Which explains her quietness, finesse in water, and loving nature to her friends.
Akira is hiding somethingWe all know this. She's dodging any chances to get a pactio. Kicks nearly (if not most) of the class asses and is just plain weird. Whether or not she knows what's with her something ain't right with this chick. My guess is that she ain't human. I don't know what she may be, but I KNOW she ain't human. Maybe she's a water nymph. Or maybe she's possessed by a evil water sprit that only comes out when Akira gets REALLY mad, and she knows this and knows if she gets a pactio it will unseal the water sprit, sending her on a rampage of PURE EVIL and is afraid she will kill someone. Or maybe she has a split personality that has MAJOR feelings for Negi which made her like Negi and is afraid she'll double-cross her friends if she gets a pactio by giving Negi a super long non-pactio kiss in front of them because her feelings for him will multiply causing her to do something like that, ruining her friendship with Ako Makie and Yuuna, as well as others. Maybe she was brainwashed as a child and that's the reason with the abnormality. Maybe she's more normal NOW then she was as a child and mellowed out as she got older or... something. Imagine chapter 166. Then imagine the violence in there multiplied to 100. Now imagine a child Akira (around 5 or 6 or 7... or 8 or 9... or 10) doing ALL THAT DAMAGE. To her classmates. Over something VERY silly. In the classroom. During the middle of a lesson. Then skips out of the classroom for lunch.
Negima occurs in Akamatsu's own NasuverseNegima has references to both AI Love You or Ai ga Tomaranai and Manga/Love Hina. Plus Mei Sakura could be Naru's little sister. The Aoyama clan and the Shinmeryuu were explicitly mentioned. Also Seta and Haitani cameos. The rumor of two AI specialist siblings are AI Love You's Hitoshi Kobe and Yayoi Kobe. The Net World is depicted as the same as AI Love You in Negima.
Nodoka created The Game.Nodoka's artifact can reveal critical information simply by asking her target for that information, even if the target has no intention of revealing said information... as long as the target thinks of that bit of information. (Which, for various psychological reasons, is pretty much a near-given.) Chances are, if the target thus thinks of that information, the target has "lost". Noticing the power of her artifact in being able to do this, she decided to test its powers by creating an analogical "game", and seeing how many people would lose this "game" simply because they thought about it when it was mentioned. Her "game" then somehow became very popular, and became The Game as we know it. (Of course, since her artifact also reveals her own thoughts, Nodoka is very well aware that she herself has lost The Game.) Oh, and of course, you just lost The Game too.
Rakan is an Exalted...probably a Dragon-Blooded. He's fought spirits, faced down a dragon, is completely over-the-top and apparently has a
The Negiverse is a Parallel Universe to Star Wars, on a smaller scale.Magic developed instead of The Force, meaning that the characters interact a bit differently, but there are still a lot of parallels. For one, the whole war that Nagi fought in is analoguous to the Clone Wars. Lets look at the main characters.
Library Island was designed and built by Bloody Stupid Johnson!Because who in their right mind would build a library like that, with crawl spaces lined with books, a waterfall going over a set of bookshelves, bookshelves that are so high you have to be a mountaineer to get up or down them, a lake, and several booby traps?!
Evangeline A.K. McDowell is Altrouge Brunestud.All we know about Altrouge is that she's half Dead Apostle and half True Ancestor and able to pass as a fourteen-year-old girl. Eva was human before she was turned into a vampire by magic (and therefore is a Dead Apostle), but also refers to herself as a True Ancestor (and others corroborate this), and is in a class of fourteen-year-old girls. "Evangeline A.K. McDowell" is her original name; "Altrouge Brunestud" is a title granted to her as the Alternative to Arcueid as the heir of Crimson King Brunestud (Eva's pretty vain and decided "Altrouge" sounded better than "Altcrim"). When Evangeline was first turned into a vampire, she really was a "normal" vampire, although exceptionally strong as she regained full sentience within a day (not unlike Yumizuka Satsuki). She used her new-found powers to hunt down the magus who turned her, thereby becoming a full Dead Apostle. Eventually, though, she invented the heretical technique Magia Erebea, which requires that one "accept the world as it is" in order to "fuse magic with the user's soul", and prolonged use is explicitly stated to induce "evolution into a higher life form". Magic, or rather, magecraft is the art of drawing in mana to fuel one's spells and is explicitly referred to as "the Power of the World". In Nasuverse terms, Magia Erebea is a technique that merges "the Power of the World" with the user's soul, forcing the user's internal logic closer to the logic of the World - in other words, a proto-Marble Phantasm. In the case of Negi, a human, this was sufficient to transform him (possibly permanently) into a Lightning Elemental; Eva, a Dead Apostle with the blood of the True Ancestors running in her veins, was able to gain the powers of a True Ancestor, herself. Elementals and True Ancestors are both noted as wielders of Marble Phantasms in the Nasuverse, so this would be a perfect explanation for how Eva/Alt can be both Dead Apostle and True Ancestor.
Chamo is actually an IncubatorThink about it: he's always trying to get the girls in Negi's class to make "contracts" (or pactios, as he calls them) with Negi, after which they are given a magical item and have their ability to fight against the forces of evil increased. He also looks a bit like Kyubey, if you think about it. Perhaps Negi is just a convenient patsy, and Chamo himself is granting them their powers in exchange for the wish to help Negi/gain powers. He may be a nicer Incubator than Kyubey, or just playing a longer game, as he doesn't seem to be intentionally driving the girls into despair in order to collect their emotional energy, but perhaps he's just waiting around for the majority of the girls to determine that they're never going to be with Negi and cause a Grief-splosion
With all the self-sacrifice and questing for power, Negi's ultimate attack is going to be Unlimited Blade Works
Futari wa Pretty Cure is set in the same universe as Negima, and Nagisa and Honoka visit once in a while to train under Evangeline. It would explain both the fourth panel of this and what happens here from 4:36 (after Evangeline's training, Zakenna is a joke).
Mana's original partner was Kiritsugu EmiyaKiritsugu saved her during one of his jobs, and she followed him and inherited his dream. She missed the Grail War due a combat wound right before it, and after his death she adopted a fake last name similar to his and started saltuarily taking care for Shirou.
Grand unifying WMG about the Nasuverse and Negima!Altrouge is Evangeline using her full power, while her adult form escorted by dolls is in a lower place of the Dead Apostle Ancestors list and feared because she's the one vampire who will appear at any hour of the day and in fact favours daytime (hence the "High Daylight Walker" moniker: all high-powered Dead Apostles can do it, but Evangeline is the only one who actually favours attacking during daytime). Very few know or even suspect about this (Nagi and the members of Ala Rubra know), and we don't see Primate Murder because she sent it with her bodyguards, as she didn't want to risk the murder of the entire school. Also, Evangeline is one of the few Dead Apostles who don't need to drink blood to maintain their body. Negi, due the effects of Magia Erebea, will join the Dead Apostle Ancestors as The Thousand Harem Master (name chosen by Evangeline, of course), but doesn't need to drink blood. He dies when Misora accidentally slips the identity of the Thousand Harem Master and the Church get him in his sleep. The Vatican is then devastated by Class 3-A in revenge. The Lifemaker is actually Brunestud of the Crimson Moon, who periodically possesses someone to try and advance his plan to conquer Earth and reincarnate in either Arcueid or Evangeline. Class 3-A managed to reproduce Heaven's Feel to force him to reincarnate, and then killed him for good. Chao comes from the world of Angel Notes, where she's one of the few actual humans still alive (Gun God is not the last). Her future, that will not come to pass as the series' 3-A put down Brunestud, was created in a titanic royal battle between Evangeline's group of Dead Apostle Ancestors and other allies (including survivors of Class 3-A and Negi's descendants), Brunestud (who reincarnated in The Dark Six) and his followers, the Church (without Merem Solomon but allied with Arcueid, Shiki and the Tohnos), the Mages Association, the United Nations, the Martian exiles and the Demons from Venus, that ended with Evangeline, Brunestud and a version of Dust of Osiris (allied with the Mages Association) as the last Dead Apostles (Evangeline and Brunestud are crippled and recovering), most combatants dead and the planet itself dying. Chao's mother and Evangeline are the ones who created the A-Rays, causing the dying Earth to call for the Aristoteles (as Arcueid and Primate Murder, the closest approximations to Type Earth, were dead, and Evangeline, who had taken the role, is the one responsible for this abomination). Chao is trying to unify the last humans, and, with the help of the series' class 3-A, succeeds in defeating Brunestud for good in her timeline too, bring world peace (with herself as empress) and revive the planet (using the blood of the killed Aristoteles, Brunestud and Primate Murder included), Arcueid, Shiki and his harem (now all immortal), joined by the Evangeline of Chao's future out of curiosity on what her sister saw in Shiki. Mana's partner is Kiritsugu Emiya, on which she had a crush. She missed the Fourth Grail War due a combat wound right before it started, preventing Kiritsugu from utterly annihilating the opposition in one day with the combination of Saber's power, Mana's ability to shoot anything and Kiritsugu's own mind (had that happened, Mana would have shot the corrupted Grail with Kiritsugu's gun and an Origin Bullet, thus saving the world and killing all the Einzbern but Illya). Mana is Shirou's legal guardian, but delegates on Taiga to keep as many of Kiritsugu's enemies away, but rushes to Fuyuki as soon as she finds out of the new Holy Grail War from Archer (he called her on the phone, but it had been destroyed during a job and he had to send her an e-mail and hope she'd read it soon), but arrives too late to make any difference in the Heaven's Feel path, and can only kill Zouken right as Shirou and co. destroy the corrupted Grail in the other paths. She also gets Sakura to Evangeline, and kills the remaining worms (the soul worm having been killed by Mana to finish Zouken) by asking Evangeline what she was to do to remove them (the worms were scared to death), and later tutors Shirou in combat.
Chamo is an assumed nameChamo, short for Chamomile, sounds like the kind of name someone came up with in a rush.
Chamo is a former mage who was punished for exposing magic to Muggles.It isn't much of a stretch; the threat of turning mages who break the Masquerade into ermines is rather common. Oh, he says he's an "elf ermine," but Negi will believe anything. He also says something about "clearing his name" in one of the early chapters.
Chamo is NegiFrom the future, trying to ensure his survival, and either the survival of history, or to prevent some bad event. Chao wasn't the only time traveller.
Chamo is Gateau Kagura VandenburgWhile he seemed heavily injured in his final conversation with Takahata and Asuna, it wasn't shown that he died. That scene happened before Negi met Chamo, five years ago. Chamo exhibits at least one of Gateau's habits — smoking — and we haven't seen enough of Gateau to say for sure that he wasn't a Dirty Old Man.
Chamo is storing an enormous amount of magical energy siphoned from the Pactios for... something.The artifacts created whenever Negi engages in a Pactio are literally Artifact-level items; stupidly large quantities of mana must be required for these. Chamo has admitted he has an ulterior motive for creating as many pactios as possible — he gets something called "Ermine Dollars" for it from parties unknown. Clearly, the more Pactios Negi makes, the more someone benefits.
And finally....Chamo is actually Chao.The whole perverted old man thing is simply a ruse to make people fall for it. This is also one of the few ways that Chamo switching places with himself during the festival arc would end with anything other than one of them being trapped in an infinite time loop.
Chamo invented the kissing method of Pactio 280 years before the story.The sharing blood method and other alternatives require extensive preparation and a public ceremony. However, his girlfriend/future partner was too shy. He teamed up with some ermines to create the kiss method: If he made it work, they would give him 50, 000 ermine dollars research money for each Pactio. His first Pactio was shy enough to become invisible, but then, when it worked, Chamo went on a drunken rampage to make a card for every female involved in magic, and got turned into an ermine. Then, due to time-freezing shenanigans, he only became active again when Negi came along, and retained the research money.
Chao isn't really from the future.She merely planned and set up everything to look like she was correct, just to see Ala Alba and Cosmo Entelechia run around like idiots trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist.
Chao is actually Poyo.As many have noted, Chao's last bit of time travel to head back to her own time looks exactly like the gateport magic. It could happen.
Chao learned kung-fu from Old Master Ku Fei as a childChao practices a similar style of kung-fu as Ku Fei, and promised her that they would "spar again" before returning to the future. It is conceivable that Ku Fei would live for another century, as lifetime practitioners of martial arts do tend to have longer, healthier lifespans than most mundanes. Ku Fei is also referred to several times in the series as a Follower of the Way. One of the central beliefs of Taoism is that by pursuing Tao as a Sage one's lifespan can surpass such trivial things as time and death, thus powerful Tao sages may live for centuries.
Chao is Negi and Ku Fei's descendantHow come this haven't been mentioned yet... Chao has similar features with Ku Fei and they get along well together probably due to Chao feeling some sort of bond with Ku Fei due to being her great grandaughter or something. Chao's personality as well seems like a mix between Negi's seriousness and Ku Fei's aloofness. Ku Fei mentioned as well that her clan demands that the first person who kisses her has to be her husband when she was avoiding Negi when he wanted to make a pactio with her and I recall somewhere that she mentioned her husband has to be stronger than her and since Negi has recently been officially stronger than her.... And Ku Fei ranked quite high in the "In love with Negi-sensei" chart Chamo used to whip out in earlier chapters.
The Master of the Grave is the first queenWhy else would CE be in the Gravekeeper's Palace in the first place, and the room where Fate was listed was at the Tomb of the first queen.
Chao will be Back for the DeadShe'll show up to save the day, only for the Lifemaker (or whoever/whatever the Final Boss will be) to kill her.
Chao is Negi's daughter by artificial insemination.Someone decided to make a half-"10 000 Master" kid in case Lamarck Was Right. This theory is in effect whether she really is Negi's however-many-greats granddaughter, or not. (With how specific she was being, I would guess she's telling the truth about half, but the unrevealed other half would still fit the WMG)
Chao is Nagi's descendant by artificial insemination.Negi's her great-great-whatever grand uncle.
Chao is not simply Negi's descendant, she is the descendant of every member of Negi's nakama or even all of the members of class 3-A (or at least the ones who can reproduce).During Negi and Ku Fei's Pactio, part of the Ship Tease is that Chao looks more like Ku Fei than the rest of Negi's True Companions. But after hundreds or possibly thousands of years, it is possible (likely?) that the offspring of a close knit group like Negi's would eventually end up together.
Chao did NOT return to the future — she went to the Magic World and may run into (or save) Ala Alba at any moment.First off, weren't both Casseopeias busted or nearly busted by the time the fight was over? She just seemed to pull that out of nowhere. Second, there was a gigantic Pillar of Light and several sets of instant magic circles when she activated it, something we'd never seen with Casseopeia before. Third, compare the spell effects with those from Ala Alba's trip to the Magic World. They're identical. It's a Gambitoulette...
Chao will return, possibly in a Big Damn Heroes moment.When she returned to the future, she found that the changes caused by her time-jump led to a far, far greater tragedy than the one she meant to prevent (possibly involving Negi's death and thus a potential existence failure for her, depending on how the Timey-Wimey Ball works in Negima). The only solution? Jump back again and save Great-Great-Granddad. Probably not until near the end of the series, though.
Negi is going to die "three chapters before the end of the series"
Chao was never trying to end the Masquerade.She was trying to train Negi. The disaster she was trying to avert was Negi losing a battle of some sort due to not being ready, surviving, and becoming a bitter old man. She was trying to lose: she provided him with the means to stop her, gave her trap a way out, went along with the cover story the mages came up with on the fly, surrendered out of the kindness of her heart, etc.
Chao altered the cycle of the World Tree.This relates to the previous WMG. Konoemon mentions the twenty-two year cycle and then says that "what should happen next year is happening now"; she cannot provide any explanation for why this should be happening. Later, when Negi and the others are one week in the future, Chamo has Chisame bring up the data for years where the World Tree glowed brighter and longer; the lines for the abnormal years were labeled "1938", "1960", "1982", and "this year", which was 2003. Perhaps this "disaster" that Chao was trying to avert happens within the next year; Negi is supposed to be the one who stops it, and Chao couldn't afford to wait until the World Tree would normally glow brightest and had to use her magitechnology to make it happen one year earlier than normal.
Chao wanted to stop Fate's plan of seperating the old and new worldEva mentioned way back during the Chao arc that Isolationism was beginning to rise in the New World, or the Magic World, and also mentions that there are people trying to sever all connections with the Old World. Now what does Fate do? He attacks and destroys the gateport, destroying the way to travel from Old to New world and back. Chao wanted to reveal magic, so that the Old World would learn about the New World, making seperation nearly impossible. This also gives a good excuse to bring Chao back, to help stop Fate from accomplishing his objective which was the complete opposite of her objective.
Chao was doing exactly what she said she was doing.This had to be a WMG because of the other theories on this page. It was established with the "Love Confession" storyline that it's wrong to control the minds of others. Yet the Mages have an extensive network throughout the world to do exactly that, forcing Muggles minds to conform to their way of thinking. Chao was fighting against that; in the future, the control Mages have over Muggles has absolutely corrupted them. The reason Chao stopped her spell was that Negi's resistance broke the momentum to break Mage control of Earth: a prolonged war with deaths on both sides would occur if she kept it up. "Having obtained her objective" means she hopes that having Negi consider whether it's right or wrong to enslave the minds of Muggles will change the future.
Chao Lingshen was trying to do EXACTLY what she said she was trying to doHowever, the tragedy she was trying to prevent was one of the following. A. Chao wanted to prevent Mars from becoming habitable in 100 years time, much less in the current time, leading to the conquered Mundus Magicas theory above, (or its reverse) B. Chao was trying to ensure that it wasn't UNTIL 100 years from now that it becomes habitable C. Chao was trying to make it become habitable now by ensuring Fate's sucess. If C is correct, then her actual stated intention to reveal magic was real, she intended for Negi to be turned into an ermine, and thus he couldn't stop Fate.
No matter what Chao does in the present, her future won't changeWhen she goes back to her time, she will find out that nothing has changed. Chao probably created an alternative timeline deviating from her own timeline when she visited the present. Her timeline never had a Mahora Festival Arc and because of that Negi never realized that the Magic World was collapsing. She will have to go back again to the present to find a solution to her timeline's current situation.
Hakase will arrive in a spaceship to save everyoneThe last we saw of her was at the end of the school fesitval, when Chao entrusted her with the "overtechnology from the future." Given all the stuff she's built so far, using scientific knowledge that Chao brought back from the future to build a spaceship capable of traveling to Mars and entering the magical world's dimension doesn't seem that improbable.
Negi in the future is the one who applied the magic markings onto Chao, imitating Magica ErebeaBecause Chao couldn't use magic for whatever reason at the time but wanted power for reasons that are likely similar to why Negi sought Magica Erebea, future Negi applied the runes. Since without magic she wouldn't be able to use Magica Erebea proper, he imitated it as best he could. Negi has already shown he's capable of making high-level original spells fairly easily, so an imitation Magica Erebea wouldn't be beyond him with enough time. And Chao's runes and Magica Erebea work remarkably similar.
Fate's plan didn't happen at all in the original timeline.He was either imprisoned in some way or unaware that the collapse was that close. Chao freed him/clued him in, and let him know the details of the future war, as part of her constellation of The Plan.
The Pactio System will have been created by Chao.Chachamaru's Artifact is one of Chao's inventions. Maybe they all are?
Chao is part vampireWe've just learned that Negi has become a vampire due to the effects of being revived by Magia Erebea. This provokes a question: can he still biologically reproduce? Let's assume the answer for now is "yes". Therefore, would his descendants be vampires? She might be a genius, but even so, her amount of expertise and knowledge is staggering for someone of the age of fourteen. So, what if she were part vampire and able to live long enough to acquire this expertise in her own timeline first while retaining her youth?
All of the various spin-off's and adaptations of the series are canon and it was the same Chao in each of them.Yes, all of them, even Negima Ito Bun (she was using age deceiving pills). Given that she has a device that can cross timelines, this isn't beyond the realm of possibility.
The Lifemaker, Fate, Cosmo Entelechia, and the identity of the "Real Big Bad"
The Lifemaker is a demonWe've recently learned that the Lifemaker is sealed beneath the World Tree. Way back before the whole Magical World mess Wilhelm von Herrmann mentioned that high-level demons (like himself) can only be stopped by sealing.
Dynamis is a blood relative of either Mana or Cocone... or both...Just a bit of a hunch, courtesy of frequenting the Animesuki forums.
The D in Takane D Goodman, stands for Dynamis. Dynamis' full name is "something" D Goodman too.They both use shadow magic with a propensity to get naked. Takane's not brown cause she got her colouration from other family members.
Godel is the life-maker's sonCompare the similarities between chapter 233, page 7 and chapter 264, page 16. Both Negi and Nagi had the exact same pose, right down to which arm is punching, which arm is clenched in a fist, which leg is straight out, and which leg is bent, and not to mention they both have the whole face cloaked in shadow thing. And both the Lifemaker and Godel is taking the hit in the same way. Thus since Negi is Nagi's son, thereore Godel must be the Lifemaker's son. Ignoring the whole war orphan thing. Because that's just what they want you to think.
Kurt Godel gave Tsukiyomi the Demon Sword Hina and additional training to assist Cosmo EntelachiaThis theory ties into the guess that Tsukiyomi has had her personality altered by the sword. We know that she has it now, and that her mental state has devolved. We also know from the flashback that Setsuna saw the sword while she was training. A relic weapon like that would probably rarely be removed from wherever it is kept - since Setsuna was trained in the Old World, it is likely the sword is kept in the Old World. In order for her to have it, it had to have entered Mundus Magicus before the attacks on the gateports, so she probably got the sword in a period of time between that arc and the end of the Kyoto arc. Finally, Tsukiyomi knows at least a variant of the Ni no Tachi. If she was taught this formally, then she would have to have connections with the head family of the Shinmeiryuu style, and said connections would make it easy to acquire the sword. Currently, there has been nothing dropped (as far as I know) to suggest she is related to the head family. Godel, on the other hand, probably does have these connections - he says outright that only those who have direct lineage can know the technique. Given his hatred of the Megalomesembrian Senate, it's entirely possible that he hired Tsukiyomi, taught her the extra techniques, gave her Hina, and attached her to Cosmo Entelachia. Perhaps he suggested her to Fate or Chigusa or whoever in the Kyoto arc to begin with, perhaps he capitalized on their initial contact. He did this to improve Cosmo Entelachia's overall strength, making them more likely to win, but more importantly, making it more likely for the Senate to lose. At the time of executing this plan (after Kyoto arc, before the start of the Magical World arc) he would not have thought it possible for anyone else to be able to stop the Senate in all likelihood. The theory does fall apart if you assume that either Godel or Tsukiyomi stole the knowledge. However, the only person able to duplicate the Ni no Tachi without being formally educated in the technique is Rakan, so it's probably beyond most people/everyone.
Negi has aspects of the Lifemaker.Notice his Demon form resembling the Lifemaker in the Nagi flashbacks. Notice how Negi supposedly "creates a soul" for Chachamaru. That was him manipulating the Mundus Magicus.
Negi will become the new LifemakerMage of the Beginning isn't some evil sorcerer bent on world destruction. He always had good of Magic World in his heart but difference in perspective made him seem kinda alien. Moreover, Magical World needs Lifemaker in order to survive. Negi will come to this conclusion after he defeats him (Lifemaker on his part will get impressed enough by Negi to believe in humans power to control their destiny). Fearing MW total destruction Negi will decide to take inherit the title, powers as well as responsibilities that come with them. Using previously unheard of level of Dark Magic the two will conduct a transfer of Mo TB power into Negi who will probably o through some kind of transformation to adjust turning from human to immortal god-like creature. Using his new status Negi will save/rebuild MW, unite all the nations (who will defy someone who saved their whole world and is also pretty much god ?) and put Asuna on the throne as the Twilight Imperial Queen.
The Lifemaker is inexorably linked to Mundus MagicusAs of 275, we can already see that the Lifemaker's spells and abilities can simply ignore anyone's attacks or defences in Mundus Magicus, provided they're native. How much of this is his own power and how much of it is the staff is up for debate, but it looks that he can rewrite any aspect of the world and declare it Canon, like a Killer Game Master.If this is true, then it means that he could probably take control of anyone who was originally from Mundus Magicus, and similarly these people would never be able to defeat him in a fight. Whether this would extend to Negi, who has one parent from the old world and one parent not (I think?) is up for debate. It also means that the Lifemaker cannot die so long as the world exists, or that when he is killed once and for all, the world will be destroyed.
The Unnamed Mage is the Cosmo Entelechiea architect.First off he seems to be doing the technical work for Fate (recall him disabling the Magical World gateport system) also Poyo-san artifact is limited version of CE. And she his "Old Friend". Coincidence? I think not. She's probably his ministra and her artifact is and early prototype of CE. Also note his reaction when Negi escapes from CE. He looks almost offended by that.
Fate is genderlessAccording to Latin grammar, a -um suffix indicates neuter/genderless, Fates name is not Tertius (m) or Tertia (f) but Tertium(n).
Fate did not actually edit the security footageInstead, he's in cahoots with a Mirror Universe evil!Negi, who destroyed the gateport in his universe, and they traded the security tapes to frame both Negi and mirror!Fate.
Tsukuyomi has been steadily losing her sanity due to possessing the Demon Sword Hina.It would explain how her personality underwent such a massive shift from a Tastes Like Diabetes Blood Knight who had a definite attraction and admiration for Setsuna to an Axe Crazy Psycho Lesbian between the Kyoto arc and her appearance in Mundus Magicus, and how she can manage to wield it seemingly without being possessed at this point.
The Lifemaker never intended for Cosmo Entelachia to be a reality and was setting things up all along so Negi would use Magia Erebia to solve the world's problem.Dynamis suggests that Magia Erebia is a power of the Lifemaker. If that is true then it means that either Eva is lying about being its creator (it is possible - though staggeringly unlikely - that she does not know she is lying), or that she is the Lifemaker (raised below). In any case, perhaps the Lifemaker first taught her, but she could never quite get a mastery of that power in the way needed to be able to stop the world from collapsing, so he embarked on setting up a ridiculous situation all revolving around manipulating circumstances so that there would be a person born - Negi - with the perfect temperament to be able to use Magia Erebia in a certain way. It's incredibly circuitous, and involves judicious use of the Omniscient Morality License. Still, the Lifemaker would have one of those. This could only possibly be true if one considers that Fate's plan is doomed to fail, for any reason.
The Code of the Lifemaker is incompleteWhat every conspirator in the story wants (Cosmo Entelechia, Megalosombrian Senate, Kurt Godel, etc) is how to perfect the technique and achieve A God Am I. The remaining secrets probably lie somewhere on the Flying Continent as they have already scoured the crashing ones.
Sextum The Averruncus Of Water...Will fall for Negi. Looking at the existing Foe Yay between Negi and Fate, the female version of him may just take it one step further. Plus, with Negi's luck with women, it wouldn't be surprising.
The Gravekeeper is the Knight of the pactio pair to the Lifemaker's Magister.
Speculation about why MM was created and it's very nature and how it is tied into the LMThe inhabitants of the magical world were made from humans that were critical ill or dying and the LM made MM to give them a chance at another life. Albeit one dependent on magic, but at least they could live. He traveled around saving people and populating his world. He asked before he sent, and they had other volunteers. The reason for all the different types is that to cure what ever ailed them he got creative, and plus he always had a bit of making crazy stuff for fun in him. The Lifemaker didn't just make the magical world he IS the magical world. When he was creating the system that is the magical world he discovered that it was not quite about to handle itself. It was not a self regulating system ie to much mana over here to little over there ect ect. The spells he created to regulate the system were just not good enough. It had to have much more intelligence behind the system to pull it off it needed true sentience to run it. In the end the only person that the LM could or would trust to regulate the system was himself. He used his own soul and mind to become the central AI for the system in the process making himself immortal and completely unkillable so long as MM existed. The spell(s) he used more or less made two separate parts of himself, one that was still independent and could go anywhere what we know as the Lifemaker, and the other that was MM and was incapable of thoughts outside of maintaining it. The independent part created Asuna and her Anti-Magic as a delete function in his system to destroy errors in his code because he knew that even he was not perfect. So the Code of the Lifemaker abilities is literally him just forgetting that part of the system no longer exists. The reason why the spell to destroy the Magical World even exists was the shut down command in case his integration with the world was a failure. Now fast forward a few millennia and the LM is weary of life and sees that he is dying. MM is slowly losing it's magic. Nothing lasts forever not even him. So he decides he will shut down his system let himself die and send everyone into his "paradise" which while I'm not sure how that works yet so let's say it's natural and self sustaining. Part of the reason I think this may be true is that each generation of his constructs seems weaker. Nagi mentions it to one of them at one point and the three that are summoned during Negi's attack are just pathetic. Fate and Negi both one shot them. The LM is literally on his last legs by the point. Still overwhelmingly powerful compared to normal people, but not as much as he should be as a living god. That's also why Red Wing couldn't kill him. Their objectives of save MM and destroy LM are mutually exclusive. The last hurdle in Negi's plan will be purging the LM from the system and setting up something new in its place. I'm betting some sorta science magic hybrid.
Nothing involving the Lifemaker or Nagi will be resolvedNegima is ending in three chapters, or so said the most recent. I don't think that's enough time to resolve anything.
Nature of the Mundus Magicus and how it will be saved
Eastern Mages are native to Earth or a different spiritual dimension than the Magical World.All the demons in the Magic World are Big Red Devil variants; and we haven't seen anyone emphasize the Onmyodo introduced in the Kyoto Arc. Also, nobody freaks at Setsuna's white wings; not even Western Demons. It's a cultural thing they don't care about.
The entire Mundus Magicus is an artificial programThe natives are "real" in the sense that the holograms are real. The Code of the Lifemaker is the equivalent of the source code. Fate and his group gained access to cheat software or hacks that allows them to rewrite the codes of everything concerning Mundus Magicus. Negi and the others from Earth can't be killed in the same way since they're not native to it, but just visitors.
The power source of Mundus Magicus is Mahora's World TreeWe know from Eva's curse that electricity can be used to either power magic spells or can be converted into magic. Since sunlight can be converted into electricity, it's shouldn't be impossible for sunlight to be converted directly into magic. The world tree gathers a huge amount of magic then releases it every 22 years, the tree glowing and increase of magical energy around it is a side effect of it transmitting the energy to sustain Mundus Magicus.
The Magic World on Mars isn't the only one.During the Festival Chao mentions a world of magic with numerous countries that's "slightly out of phase with our world" which seems like a decent description of Mundus Magicus... except Mars isn't our world and I wouldn't describe the amount of countries there as 'numerous'. If there is a out of phase world on Mars why can't one exist on another planet, like venus, or earth?
Negi will save the Magic World by swapping it with the real Mars before the pocked dimension is destroyedThen maybe he will be on the run to avoid ermination :-p
Negi will swap Mundus Magicus with the real Mars.Leaving the lifeless rock to be destroyed in the pocket dimension. Which will still break the masquerade, as hey, wasn't that planet red a few minutes ago?
Mahora was the Lifemakers Old World Base of OperationsIf memory serves right, it was stated what Mahora was founded by mages. Its purpose was two fold:
Romance, Sexuality and Pactios
Asuna does love Negi, but the feelings aren't returned.In the first chapter Negi did some spontaneous fortune telling for Asuna, the result was him telling her that "Your love will be unrequited." Since then it's been implied that her then current crush (Takamichi) may in fact return her feelings but didn't feel himself worthy. If the fortune wasn't referring to the present it must refer to the future, and since then Asuna has shown possible signs of affection towards Negi.
Albireo did not kiss Nagi.Chamo says there are other ways to do it when he tells Negi about pactio. Presumably, there's a way for people who aren't romantically involved to do it.
The rest of the bases are also ways to make a pactio.Including home base, if you know what I mean. Same statement by Chamo as the source of this. This may be what he meant when he said kissing "is the easiest way to complete a contract" and the other ways were "too bothersome".
Poyo has a pactio with Nagi
Negi asked Chamo to make the love chart.Negi has to pick someone at the and of all of this. What better way to make sure who the best honest candidates are?
Negi's only pretending to not notice the harem he's built without people telling him.It's pretty hard to believe that a 10-year-old kid would seriously miss that, especially in this day and age.
A preference for older women is a common trait of Springfield menEvery single one of Negi's potential love interests is older than he is, and the ones that have the best chance are all 3-4 years older than him. As for Nagi, Arika just looks like she's older than he is. Nagi is a teenager, but she looks to be at least 20 or so. Not to mention the fact that Arika's only know blood relative is at least 30, but looks 15, so who knows how old she really is.
Negi's destined partner is ChisameAsuna and Chisame are based on the two separate parts of Naru's personality, and the Asuna side won once already.
As an addendum to the previous theory, the name Negi whispered into Asuna's ear toward the end of the series, when she asked him who he liked the most, was Chisame'sAsuna's reaction makes it clear that Negi's answer is someone Asuna never expected, yet on further consideration, regards as a good match for him. While there may be other examples of that phenomenon in class 3-A, Chisame was the earliest, and she spent by far the most time with Negi in Mundus Magicus - even more than Asuna herself - time during which her feelings for Negi, and her acceptance (however reluctant) of magic, were growing by leaps and bounds. Even Jack Rakan realized that she was both mature enough and dedicated enough to Negi's well-being to be entrusted with the Sadistic Choice of preserving his life at the expense of his magic, and on Negi's part, there's his notorious "I just want you to always be by my side" comment to Chisame, which is just a little too charged to be entirely innocent.
Negi will end up batting for the other teamOverexposure to the opposite sex from a really young age. The opposite sex just becomes...Worthless Yellow Rocks. He's too young to be showing a lack of reaction, yet.
Nodoka is bi.
At some point, further along in the manga, Chisame will give Negi a serious, non-Pactio, romantic kiss
Haruna got the money for the airship from running a fantasy brothelWe're never told how she amassed all that money. Perhaps she did it by using her artifact to cater to people's er... tastes:
Haruna will eventually draw an Ero KonokaShe already attempted this with Nodoka (and failed due to a last second Book Throwing), and the comedic potential is far too good to pass up.
Haruna will eventually draw an Ero SetsunaSick of the Cannot Spit It Out between Konoka and Setsuna Haruna takes matters into her own hands...
Haruna will eventually draw an Ero HarunaEither this will be the equivalent of dividing by zero, or she will not be seen outside her room for a month.
When everything settles down, Haruna is going to add herself to the haremShe wants to take over the magical world. Negi is heir to a not-insignificant chunk of it. So, in the end, assuming that Negi takes the throne, the most obvious route to power for her...
3-A is a collection of the various Anthropomorphic Personifications of FanserviceBecause it makes too much sense. Each one represents a different fetish called into being by the intense desires of otaku. Much like Discworld gods,their belief makes them real; the more belief they have,the more personal power they have and the more of a personality they gain. Also like Discworld,some cover more than one base, gaining more power.
Anya is a lesbian trying to make Negi her beardShe's clingy and possessive towards Negi to the point of absurdity, suggesting that she's not interested in Negi as much as claiming him.
Kotarou will form pactios with Chizuru and AyakaHe's said he considers them family, after all. Chizuru's scary when she wants to be, and the class rep used to be able to hold her own against Asuna, so both of them could make good fighter-types. Since they're both Muggles, they could easily find themselves in a "make a pactio or die situation", so Kotarou will actually be willing to do it. Plus, if Ayaka gets a crush on Kotarou hilarity will most definately ensue.
Akamatsu is setting up a mini-harem for Kotaro.Feeling that not even Negi would be unable to handle thirty lovely harem-ites, Akamatsu is slowly setting Kotaro up with a five or six person harem of his own. His harem will include:
Akamatsu's true purpose with special trainings...The point of training Negi in time chambers is, at first sight, a plot point to hasten his power-ups. But the true purpose of Ken Akamatsu is to make Negi age faster, therefore taking the shotacon elements away and making everything legal and normal without asspulling and surprising everyone. He is good; he is very good.
The girls will get a nice little show...Something will happen at some point in the manga's future - being pantsed, getting hit by Flans Exarmatio, being walked in on while changing - that will result in several of the girls at once seeing Negi's... yeah. It will be a lighthearted moment, perhaps in a chapter in-between two serious chapters. We won't get to see it (okay, perhaps from behind), but we WILL see the girls' reactions and then poor Negi freaking out and trying to cover himself. Akamatsu-san HAS to have a few more good ecchi comedy scenes left in him for this manga.
To form a permanent Pactio, the Magister and Ministra must "hit a home run".This would explain why Negi is too young to form a permanent Pactio.
Amagasaki Chigusa is actually a very Wholesome CrossdresserChigusa is the only woman who has been 100% immune to Negi's natural charm, never so much as blushing around him. The obvious conclusion is that Chigusa is therefore NOT a woman.
Negi will soon hit puberty. Hilarity WILL ensue.As noted in several other places on this page, Negi is at LEAST 11 years old due to all of the training in time. It's only a matter of time before his body goes through that "special" time, around a bunch of teen girls, most of whom have some level of romantic feelings for him...
Possible Artifacts for some of the remaining students...
Negi plans on marrying/romancing Asuna......but not for at least a century. After all, they're both functionally immortal (barring accidents), so they can afford to wait. He's waiting because he realizes that, no matter who he chooses, as long as the rest of the former harem is still alive, there will be feelings of resentment. So, he's waiting for them all to die of old age before he does anything, to protect their feelings.
The one Negi likes the most is...Basing on Asuna's response to Negi: "If you think about it that way, they really are similar...", there are at least two possible candidates:
Nodoka knew who Negi was about to say he liked.When Negi was injected with the truth serum and was about to say who he liked, he had to be thinking of who he was about to say. Nodoka was right there and had her book out, she could have easily read his mind quickly before she jumped in and stopped him from saying who, since at that point she already knew.
Eva still has some level of control of Makie, Yuuni, Akira, and AkoAnd she's using them to keep tabs on Negi in the magic world. Out of the five Muggles who followed Negi into Mundus Magicus, four of them are the four girls that Eva vampirized and mind controlled. Negi says that he was going cure them, but we never actually see him doing so. Even if he did, Eva is powerful enough that she could retain some control over them.
The plan of the senate is to secure complete governance of Mundus Magicus, or some portion within, by disenfranchising the royal family.So we found out in Ch. 265 that Godel wanted Negi to kill him. What would this achieve? It could show that the royal family were all crazy or a threat to the common person, much like what they did with Arika, though whether that last one worked completely is debateable. Right now, this is not the ideal situation for the Senate though - what would have been ideal is if six years ago the attack on Negi's village had killed/petrified him too. Either way, if the royal family are dead or insane, they cannot rule and thus the Senate would get all the power.
Ricardo is a demon.Several reasons.
At the rate the Masquerade is being shredded, pretty soon there's going to be only one guy who has no idea magic is realHell, at the rate the Masquerade is falling apart, they may just make a reality TV show out of his life, to keep in touch of the idea of what being a Muggle is like.
Nagi is overpowered because he's CHEATINGThe little book he always reads contains the cheat codes. That's how he was able to beat the Hopeless Boss Fight.
The Megalomesembrian Senate release Sukuna (the demon god from Kyoto) to attempt to kill ArikaAccording the timeline, Eishun and the other members of Ala Rubra sealed it shortly after Arika was supposedly executed. What probably happened is this: Nagi saved Arika from her execution and they escaped to our world, and settled in Kyoto. The Senate found out about this and released Sukuna in an attempt to kill her. We know that Nagi lived in Kyoto at some point, so it makes some sense.
Chachazero actually contains a fragment or copy of Eva's Soul.Specifically the most bloodthirsty, overtly evil part. It would explain why Eva is such a Noble Demon and Anti-Villain, but still believes herself to be iredeemable; at one point, she really was that evil, but when she created a partner for herself, she confined that part of her personality to Chachazero. She views herself as evil because she really did commit evil, Ax-Crazy acts in the past. Alternately, Eva didn't split her soul, but copied a part of it.
Chachamaru originally had no soul and so Negi created oneNegi used his Magica Erebea to create her soul completely on accident while threatening who or whatever controlled the pactio system. Unfortunately this means that Chachamaru was effectivally kissing her father.
The gazebo Rakan and Fate are having their tea party in is aliveAnd Fate warped Rakan into joining the tea party to keep him from angering it, as even Fate fears the mighty gazebo.
Negi's getting Saishoudoukin no matter who he ends up with.Chachamaru's the third party. Her Pactio ruined her for anyone else, and Negi's too kind to demand she go away.
Haruna Saotome is a genderswapped Ken Akamatsu.Glasses, drawing ability, perversion, financial success - it all fits. Plus: When Haruna draws something, it comes to life in the Negiverse. When Ken Akamatsu draws something, it comes to life in the Negiverse.
Zect was either the scariest or the most awesome teacher ever.That's a little thing that struck me after rereading Ala Rubra flashbacks. Nagi doesn't show any respect for ANYBODY, going straight to First Name Basis (which is considered very rude) and never bothering with any honorifics or titles... except when he's addressing Zect. He always calls him "Master" and what's more doesn't just use the normal "Sensei" but the more old-fashioned "Oshisou". This seems weird to me, since Nagi always seemed like one of those characters that would call their masters "stupid old man" or something in that vein. I can only see two possible explanations for this. First, Zect was such a harsh master that he makes Evangeline and Rakan look like particularity gentle kindergarten teachers and Nagi was simply scared to not show him respect (which would made him the only person whom Nagi was scared of). The other is that he was such an awesome and beloved father-figure for his pupil that he earned enough respect to make Nagi want to call him by the title.
Haruna's artifact is a somewhat depowered version of The Lifemaker's power.He can destroy (and presumably create) people, and she can draw things to life. This leads to...
Haruna and Nodoka can combine their powers......To resurrect those destroyed by The Lifemaker's "Rewrite". Haruna can obviously draw people she's met before, and Nodoka can know the thoughts of anyone whose name she knows. With some adaptation of this, to place those thoughts with the people as Haruna draws them, they create the Magic World version of Arise, assuming there's some way to give them permanence. Possibly, this would involve Yue, with her essentially having the strategy guide to Magic World, and Negi, with his "threaten the laws of magic into compliance" ability.
There's more to Nodoka's name-reading device then meets the eyeI mean, it's called The Demon's Lullaby for crying out loud! Does that really sound like something that just reads names? Furthermore, it was found in the Noctis Labyrinthus — a place that Yue is impressed Nodoka made it through alright, and Rakan briefly mentions that he fought "the ultimate spirit of lightning" there — and apparently it was important enough that the whole place collapsed once it was taken.
Asuna sword is acctually THE first pactio artifact ever.The first Pactio partners in history was Mage-Swordsman duo which saved the world. By the direction the story is going Negi and Asuna will soon become Gender Inversed expies of them. To draw the parallel even further, the mage in question is one of Negi's direct (if distant) ancestors. Thus it would be somewhat symbolic if Asuna used the same artifact as her partner.
Chisame has body-image issuesShe describes herself as 'plain' or 'ugly' or 'bad skin'. We don't see it, but maybe that's not because of Generic Cuteness; maybe those flaws aren't really there at all. It would help explain why she Photoshops her pictures for her site, and why she seems to often prefer her Chibi-Chiu form. Perhaps she, like many teenage girls, looks in the mirror and sees flaws, imperfections, and such where there aren't any. As we've all seen, she's actually quite pretty, especially with her hair down and glasses off (and the Clothes-Eating Octopus bit and the waterfall-shower scene during the 'Training With Rakan' mini-arc show that she's got a pretty nice figure, too).
The Senate's real aim is to, you guessed it, Take Over the WorldWe know that Chao comes from a future where there is a 100-year war between Mars and Earth. Assuming Mundus Magicus collapses, then the Senate escapes somehow. But if you think about it, isn't starting a 100-year war as a last resort kind of extreme? Sure, it's difficult/impossible to accomodate that many people, but they do have 20 years from the first time of Cosmo Entelachia trying something to prepare. All they'd need to do is put agents in powerful governments who can to a limited degree influence them, then when the time comes, hit a war-torn third-world region that is known for being in an absolutely terrible state. You'd still create an outcry, but with good enough PR, and the fact that you'd be sparing loads of people from torment might be enough to get them not to kill you. Alternatively, start a war and surrender immediately and rely on the Geneva Convention to take care of you. Or don't even start the war and work with the world to take care of you. It would be dire, but not 100 years of war if you played it sensibly. But we know for a fact that the war has a very high probability of happening, and trying to Take Over the World would certainly cause fighting like that. But trying to take over the world as a last resort is, well, dumb. The Senate tried to get Asuna (well, Arika, but they thought she was responsible) killed. Now, this could be because she could be used to erase Mundus Magicus... or it could be so that Mundus Magicus could not be saved, allowing them to abandon it freely. Cosmo Entelachia appears to be actively trying to prevent this by sealing the Gateports, but if there was another way back to the Old World, the Senate could simply bring their people through that. Furthermore, the World Tree glowing like crazy may indicate that the gate between Mahora and the Old Ostia Gateport is active again. While it would be a logistical nightmare, it may be possible to pack the 67 million-or-so Megalomesembrian citizens into a few thousand pocket planes like the one Theodora gave Negi, and then have a few thousand soldiers carry those with them through the portal during the fighting, they've got a couple of hours. If they could pull something like this off, then the Senate has thus covered for every situation, allowing them to invade the Old World. In fact, it's almost a benefit if they do escape from right under Cosmo Entelachia's nose if they were to succeed with the sealing ritual - it seals a significant portion of the really powerful people who would have been able to stop them.
That ship Nagi's riding on when the Ostia capital is falling...is that The Great Paru-sama?
The Baka Rangers actually fit perfectly as a sentai outside of a gag.If you think about it, they fit into the Five-Man Band archetype excellently. Asuna is The Hero, Kaede is The Lancer, Ku is The Big Guy, Yue is The Smart Guy, and Makie is The Chick! Think about it, it's been repeatedly stated that Asuna is more like Nagi then Negi is and Nagi is an excellent example of Idiot Hero, as is Asuna. Asuna also is the only Baka Ranger with a Super Mode in regards to Kanka. It's hard to tell which is stronger between Kaede and Asuna just like any good Lancer. In recent chapters she even does what most Lancers typically do near the end of a sentai show and gets beaten. Ku's dumb honestly but she's crazy strong ((fighting all three remaining Fate Girls at once for example in fully transformed state)) but she clearly has a good heart just like any good Big Guy. Yue's consistent levels in badass have all been obtained by studying like mad. Being philosophical, she was already more brainy than the other baka rangers, she just hated studying. Makie's the weakest of the team like most Pink Rangers seem to be but she's always cheerful and the heart of the team. She also has her own kickass moments of awesome and bravery, with Ako's help granted but it counts. The Sixth Ranger is Negi, who also actually fits a lot of the standard Sixth Ranger tropes such as trying to do things alone, and darker powers. While he is initially arguably weaker than individual members of the team in direct combat due to inexperience, he's quickly become stronger than any of the individual Baka Rangers, like most sixth rangers who are implied to be at least a little stronger than any of the main five, due to usually being an enemy at some point. Just picture them all in ranger suits during the whole of the Storming the Castle bit they're pulling in recent chapters and see how it fits.
The Senate were Cosmo Entelechia plants and maybe still arePoint one, hostile to Arika and Negi. Point two, the guy who was in charge of executing Arika asked for the location of Asuna. CE needs Asuna. Point three, CE launched an attack on Negi's village, again to little point except clearing out a group that was both friendly to Nagi and an area tied to him. Point four, Godel sees them as an enemy on par with Cosmo Entelechia, indicating that they have not really been cleaned up. We know that Godel and Takamichi were hunting down CE in the past, but because he has no proof against the Senate he can't act against them... but Negi can.
Negi and Fate will adopt an even-younger-than-they-look boy with light red hair.Because that is the only way the Lyrical Nanoha Shout-Out could be more blatant.
Akira and Yuna are cousins.They do look really similar. Hell, they could be passed off as a mother and a daughter!
The reason Chisame never automatically accepted things like the masses did, even before she properly learned of magicShe has a one-in-a-billion inborn total immunity to all "perception inhibition magic". That's why she's always been able to tell weird things were happening when no-one else could. The ability to see through the obfuscation spells that keep mundanes from accepting/noticing the weirdness they see is part of her... and it can't be turned off. Her hard-fought attempt at a "normal" life was doomed from the very start.
It's All Just A DreamAll the recent chapters (after MM-arc} are All Just a Dream
Negi actually stopped aging before the TimeskipHe's just using the age-changing candy and/or the same disguise spells that Eva uses.
Evangeline is also a lawyerThat's why she insists she's evil.
Nodoka and Yue were really Reverse Moles this whole time during the Sports Festival ArcThere's a few things that could suggest this. First, along with Akira, Nodoka and Yue also pointed out that Negi is not someone who is taking advantage of the students' feelings for them. Second, given both the Wilhelm incident and the "Eight Days Later" arc, Yue knows full that magic would not work on Asuna and wouldn't try to a magic-based attack on her if she was really trying to attack her. Finally, it's easy for Nodoka to claim that Asuna's "magic cancel" would prevent the Diarium Ejus from reading her mind, when reality, Nodoka could have easily not tried to read her mind at all. Hence, it likely that Nodoka and Yue, realizing that their fellow students are stopping anyone who tries to interfere with the "Sports Festival" event that they planned, decided to stay in the sidelines and make it appear is if they're siding with the rest of 3-A, then, at the right moment, show their true colors by rescuing Negi.