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Not to be confused with ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11339239/1/ Perfect Crime]]'', another Madoka Magica fanfic with similar main idea but different plot points and writing style.

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* {{Yandere}}: Homura kidanps Madoka. She also shoots [[spoiler: Sayaka]] when she tries to break her out.


* YourFavorite: Creepy version. Not a food in this case, but rather a special soap Madoka likes, the presence of which makes her realize ''this is not a prank'', Homura has been stalking her, and has been inside her home.

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* YourFavorite: Creepy version. Not a food in this case, but rather a special soap Madoka likes, a pink one in the shape of a strawberry. Its presence of which makes her realize ''this is not a prank'', Homura has been stalking her, and has been inside her home.

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* BunkerWoman: Poor Madoka is imprisoned by Homura in a basement completely terrified of her.

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* LesYay


* CuttingTheKnot: The entire premise. Homura has failed to communicate how dangerous the situation is so many times, now she just decides to take Madoka by force.

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* CuttingTheKnot: The entire premise. Homura has failed to communicate how dangerous the situation is so many times, now she just decides to take Madoka by force.



* SanitySlippage: Homura is outright insane by this point, despite remaining externally emotionless. The few chapters from her point of few have erratic prose that barely differentiates from thought and speech, and eventually turns into quoteless rambling.

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* SanitySlippage: Homura is outright insane by this point, despite remaining externally emotionless. The few chapters from her point of few POV have erratic prose that barely differentiates from thought and speech, and eventually turns into quoteless rambling.


* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler: Mami transorms into a witch after Sayaka goes missing, and is then killed by Kyoko.]]

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* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler: Mami transorms transforms into a witch after Sayaka goes missing, and is then killed by Kyoko.]]


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* RewatchBonus: In the last chapter, [[spoiler:Homura]] comments offhand that she sometimes stops time to cry on Madoka's shoulder. Chapter 5 is narrated by a different person, but contextual clues [[note]]her rapid switch between emotional states, the inexplicable wetness on Madoka's sleeve[[/note]] indicate that she was doing this during the conversation about Amy.


''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/577310/chapters/1035515 Persephone's Waltz]]'' is a fanfiction of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' written by [=SailorPtah=]. Taking place during one of the later time loops, Homura has become so exhausted by the repeated failures that she's kidnapped Madoka and locked her in a basement, intending to hold her there until Walpurgisnacht has come and gone. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't go well]].

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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/577310/chapters/1035515 Persephone's Waltz]]'' is a fanfiction of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' written by [=SailorPtah=].Creator/ErinPtah ([=SailorPtah=]). Taking place during one of the later time loops, Homura has become so exhausted by the repeated failures that she's kidnapped Madoka and locked her in a basement, intending to hold her there until Walpurgisnacht has come and gone. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't go well]].


* UnwinnableByDesign: ''Kaguya Super Contract Z'', a game apparently created by Homura modeled after the Magical Girl-Witch system meant to show Madoka what's going on.
** It turns out the game was ''actually created as a result of another contract as a NoodleIncident. Homura mentions that she has no idea who or what created the game, only that it exists.

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* UnwinnableByDesign: ''Kaguya Super Contract Z'', a game apparently created by Homura modeled after the Magical Girl-Witch system meant to show Madoka what's going on.
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on. It turns out the game was ''actually created as a result of another contract as a NoodleIncident. Homura mentions that she has no idea who or what created the game, only that it exists.


* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Kyoko provides Sayaka a grief seed moments before her witch transformation.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Too many to count. [[spoiler: Sayaka apparently comes in at Homura's mercy, but then reveals that she came in intentionally. Kyoko provides Sayaka a grief seed moments before her witch transformation.]] But the one that tops the entire list is [[spoiler:''Kyuebey,'' who brings Sayaka's Soul Gem back to her so they can break out.]]



* PublicSecretMessage: Madoka tries to hide a clue to her kidnapper's identity in a message to her family. [[spoiler: Homura sees through it instantly]].
* SanitySlippage: Homura is outright insane by this point, despite remaining externally emotionless.

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* PublicSecretMessage: Madoka tries to hide a clue to her kidnapper's identity in a message to her family. [[spoiler: Homura sees through it instantly]].
instantly, but lets her rewrite the message]].
* SanitySlippage: Homura is outright insane by this point, despite remaining externally emotionless. The few chapters from her point of few have erratic prose that barely differentiates from thought and speech, and eventually turns into quoteless rambling.



* TookALevelInBadass: Sayaka, thanks to Mami's notes given to her after her death, gets to do some amazing things with Mami's posthumous training. Such as actually hurting [[spoiler:Walpurgisnaut...''solo,'' which was more than Homura could do. And with Kyouko's help, they manage to actually kill the mega-witch, something only Madoka was capable of doing.]]



* YourFavorite: Creepy version. Not a food in this case, but rather a special soap Madoka likes, the presence of which makes her realize ''this is not a prank'', Homura has been stalking her.

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** It turns out the game was ''actually created as a result of another contract as a NoodleIncident. Homura mentions that she has no idea who or what created the game, only that it exists.
* YourFavorite: Creepy version. Not a food in this case, but rather a special soap Madoka likes, the presence of which makes her realize ''this is not a prank'', Homura has been stalking her.her, and has been inside her home.

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* ExactWords: Homura states all of her friends have died. "Have died", not "are dead".


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* HearingVoices[=/=]FreudianTrio: To deal with her isolation, Madoka (Ego) talks to mental versions of her mother (Superego) and Sayaka (Id).


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* PublicSecretMessage: Madoka tries to hide a clue to her kidnapper's identity in a message to her family. [[spoiler: Homura sees through it instantly]].

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''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/577310/chapters/1035515 Persephone's Waltz]]'' is a fanfiction of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' written by [=SailorPtah=]. Taking place during one of the later time loops, Homura has become so exhausted by the repeated failures that she's kidnapped Madoka and locked her in a basement, intending to hold her there until Walpurgisnacht has come and gone. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't go well]].

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!!Persephone's Waltz contains examples of:
* AdultFear: Madoka has been kidnapped, and her parents react appropriately.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Kyoko provides Sayaka a grief seed moments before her witch transformation.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: The entire premise. Homura has failed to communicate how dangerous the situation is so many times, now she just decides to take Madoka by force.
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler: Instead of healing Kyosuke, Sayaka wished to find Madoka, exchanging her usual healing powers for extrasensory abilities.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: This story takes place before the series, and ends with Madoka wishing to save Homura's life, and to repair her psychological damage. Homura does not succeed, and goes back in time again.]]
* TheGhost: [[spoiler: Mami is mentioned, but never appears in person, succumbing to despair during Sayaka's imprisonment.]]
* GildedCage: Madoka's prison is made as comfortable as possible, modeled after her own room, including stuffed animals and clothes she likes. [[StalkerWithACrush The implications of this only terrify her more.]]
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Mami, Kyoko, and Sayaka are dead, but Walpurgisnacht is destroyed with Madoka still alive and non-magical. Homura actually succeeded, just in time to get chopped in half by falling debris.]]
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler: Mami transorms into a witch after Sayaka goes missing, and is then killed by Kyoko.]]
* SanitySlippage: Homura is outright insane by this point, despite remaining externally emotionless.
* SplitPersonality: Madoka suspects Homura has one due to how easily she switches between her current stoic personality and the original, meek one.
* StockholmSyndrome: Madoka towards Homura, and she's aware of it. Unfortunately, she doesn't know how to process the fact that her captor has bona fide magical powers and everything she's told turns out to be completely true.
* UnwinnableByDesign: ''Kaguya Super Contract Z'', a game apparently created by Homura modeled after the Magical Girl-Witch system meant to show Madoka what's going on.
* YourFavorite: Creepy version. Not a food in this case, but rather a special soap Madoka likes, the presence of which makes her realize ''this is not a prank'', Homura has been stalking her.
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