Okay, refined and revised theory here.
ahead, so buckle up.
There is going to be some kind of disaster in the future, and the only way of avoiding it so far has been through the use of a reset or time loop. Homura was recruited by Kyubey to fight it, but she got into a bad mess and everyone she loved was killed. This particular loop may have been repeated more than once, judging by Homura's attitude, and Mami may have joined at some point.
Madoka's dream is constructed largely out of fragmented memories from the last reset. The only characters with a perfect memory of the timeloop are Homura, Kyubey, and (possibly, though to perhaps a lesser extent) Mami. Kyubey realizes that Homura's attempts to fight alone are doomed to end in defeat, so he's attempting to pull more Magical Girls into the fight in the hopes of breaking the loop; Homura, however, is jaded and embittered by the repeated defeats (she's probably seen her whole Nakama
dying right before her eyes, and more than once
), to the point where she regrets ever making a contract with him and is actively trying to kill him or foil his recruiting efforts. Unlike Mami, she's given up all hope of ever winning, or ever being free (unless murdering Kyubey means no longer having to fight his battles) — and she's convinced that the same thing will, even must
, happen to Mami, Madoka, and whoever else he brings in.
Well, it is
SHAFT + Shinbou + Urobuchi Gen
. It's to be expected.
edited 12th Jan '11 11:36:21 PM by JakesBrain
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