YMMV Puella Magi Madoka Magica Discussion

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09:14:29 PM Jul 18th 2014
Removed this:

  • Unfortunate Implications: The ending holds this for Homura's character arc. Throughout the story, Homura is antagonistic to others, displays controlling and obsessive behaviour towards Madoka, denies Madoka the choice to become a magical girl and outright tells her not to change for anyone else's sake, or she'll "lose everything"; Homura demeans and belittles her and her friends, especially Sayaka, and attempts to kill Sayaka in an act that she believes is best for Madoka's sake... despite the fact that Sayaka's death would only serve to hurt Madoka even more. Homura is shown to be very capable of doing terrible things and justifying it all by saying it's for Madoka's sake... and then, in the ending, Homura is completely forgiven of her bad actions, her antagonism and abuse justified by the fact that Madoka was able to create a better world for magical girls, and the story was able to reach a happy ending, as a result of Homura's hard work. During the final scenes, Homura displays no regret, remorse or guilt for the bad things nor abuse she's done, and both the characters and the narrative commend her as a hero. In short, the whole case reeks of abuse erasure and justification, which is an incredibly uncomfortable message to expose towards people, as well as people who have been or are survivors of abuse.

As per the Unfortunate Implications page: 'no example may be added in this article or on a work article, without proof that it's not just one person thinking'. Citation is required.
06:47:48 AM Jul 8th 2013
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I'm a little skeptical about the claim that all the great women from history were the result of magical girls making wishes, since Kyubey only seems to make contracts with teenage girls who have a shelf-life of maybe a few years, so it's not like Marie Curie made her discoveries in her adolescence.

Joan of Arc might be affected, though.

I'm thinking these revolutionary girls did things like wish that the nobles would stop abusing their powers, and revolutions like the French Revolution followed, and it's not exactly public record that Napoleon was eventually able to take power because a teenaged girl made a Faustian deal with an alien bunnycat.
06:07:04 PM Feb 24th 2012
edited by Ikiniks
  • Unfortunate Implications: From this blog...
    Young teenage girls in that show are shown as psychotic time bombs waiting to explode, and are blamed for exploding, even though the things they go evil about (love problems, family problems, money, grades, magical powers having side-effects they didnít ask for,) are not female-exclusive issues or even teenager-exclusive issues IRL or in other shows, for obvious reasons.
    • Chew on that and remember the old magical girl genre conundrum... why are there no magical boys? Surely not only females are so ruled by their emotions that only they can possess such unstable powers? Just sayin'.

I would consider rewording this article, as it sound a bit... obnoxious to me. Also, there are more posts on that blog that further elaborate on the issue, so should they be taken into account? I just felt that this trope in regards to the show would need some consideration (it was discussed a bit on the show's thread on the forum (after page 452), as I feel that, if left alone, it might degenerate into a string of arguments at some point.

Apologies for any repetitiveness.
10:18:57 PM Apr 14th 2013
Coincidentally,I came for the exact same reason. The alleged unfortunate implications come from a combination Potical Correctness Gone Mad and Genre Blind.
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