* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[spoiler: Villagiulio]] is subjected to this in the moment mentioned below. Bit of wishful thinking but he ''may'' have [[spoiler: delivered the speech because he didn't want Muginami to act without setting her priorities straight first. After all, if he is so evil why not use the dupe for one's own schemes instead of alienating her like that? No skin off his shoulder. Or using his Ovid for killing off the Vox pilots in the same scene, who are oh-so-conveniently away from any support and unarmed and right in front of him.]]
* CanonSue: Yurikano seems to be [[SerialEscalation an even bigger one than Madoka!]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The whole soundtrack is great. If nothing else, the first season's themes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaKXIxnon_8 Try Unite!]] (composed by none other than Creator/YokoKanno herself,) and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccgu1en4a2U Hello!]] with how [[EarWorm Infectiously catchy]] and [[SweetDreamsFuel almost offensively upbeat]] they are.
* LesYay: More than a little. By WordOfGod, there was going to be far more--to the point where Lan and Madoka knew each other before the start of the series, and were implied to be lovers. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen This was dropped before production.]]
** With all the kisses (and a headbutt) in episode 14, they might be working to reverse that decision.
** And then it's revealed that in the past, [[DevelopmentGag Lan]] ''[[DevelopmentGag does]]'' [[DevelopmentGag know somebody who looks like and thinks like Madoka]]. Yurikano, that is.
* MemeticMutation: Not surprisingly, both "Maru!" and "Wan!" appear to move in this direction. More surprisingly, there is also "Muginami desu!", despite the phrase [[NeverLiveItDown appearing only in one episode.]]
* {{Moe}}: Madoka, for certain by account of her BadassAdorable status. Lan also counts as this.
* SuperlativeDubbing: Viz Media did an excellent job with script and casting. If nothing else, most agree Creator/KiraBuckland was [[CatchPhrase PERFECT!]] as Madoka, her first breakthrough role as a voice actress.
* TearJerker: Madoka stopping midway through a "Maru!" and [[CryCute breaking down into tears]] over [[spoiler: having to say goodbye to Lan.]]
* TheWoobie: Lan is often on the receiving end of various punishments, embarassing situations and her own insecurities. Add an obvious (despite the seemingly stoic behavior) emotional fragility and she becomes this trope. So very much.
** Madoka was this at the end of Season 1 especially in the final episode.

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