A list of characters for Sato Kentaro's manga, Magical Girl Apocalypse. This page is a massive work in progress and Needs Wiki Magic Love: any help is much appreciated. Due to the nature of this manga's plot, all spoilers up until the Future Arc (chapter 32-) are unmarked, so tread with caution. Youve been warned.
Characters first introduced in the "present day" timeline (2012).
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: An early reveal makes her out to be this, as Sayano reveals that Tsukune forced her and Miki to bully her to get Kogamis sympathy, out of fear of Tsukune killing their parents. There's also the fact that the young Tsukune's "treasure chest" contains drawings and keychains matching the Magical Girls, unnerving Kii.
- The Load: Tsukunes influence on the plot is inversely proportionate to her ability to protect herself: she's introduced as a crybaby who needs Kogami's protection, and doesn't develop much further than that. Even when her heritage is revealed as a Magical Girl, the importance is placed not on her powers, but on that of her and Kogami's hypothetical child.
- Art Evolution: Becomes more conventionally attractive as the manga continues.
- HeelFace Turn
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Initially played without an iota of "lovable": he's introduced with pants about his waist and grabbing his crotch next to two naked unconscious women, and shoots at Miki when she tries to intervene.
- Buxom Is Better: To Akuta's delight.
A Ronin who flunked the Todai entrance exam and is now questioning his life's goals.
- Killed Off for Real: In both present day timelines. In the first, he makes it almost to the end; in the second, he has his leg ripped off by a Magical Girl shortly after (re-)introduction.
- Ship Tease: Rather blatantly with Yoruka
In the second timeline, she gets shot into the past by a powered-up Chronos M and lands in the year 1992. Orphaned as a result, she is raised by ____ and turns into a Magical Girl-killing machine. Tropes applying to Miu in this timeline are:
Characters first introduced in the "future" timeline (2030).
Hanakai Mikano (Muroku Mikano)
A Magical Girl, and Mikano's birth mother.
- Gag Boobs: Has a chest even bigger than Yoruka's, and doesn't cover it up.
- Dead Man's Switch: Her Magical Girl core - the one transferred into Himeji - was subconsciously repressing the Demon's blood in Shinobu. When Kogami kills Himeji and destroys Maria's core, the Demon fully awakens with Shinobu as a host.
Tropes the Alternative Magical Girls have in common are:
- Artificial Human:
- Non-Standard Character Design:
- Our Zombies Are Different: Anyone who touches a Magical Girl's wand and is later killed will resurrect into a magical girl-shaped zombie.
- Pokémon Speak: Can only say "Magical" in various tones.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Their wands are the source of their power: without them, they can't use magic, and if they're damaged, the Magical Girl will crumble into dust. Good luck trying to take it, though.
Explosion M ("Rib")
Attraction M and Expulsion M ("Lolo" and "Coco")
Parasite M ("Hana-chan")
Other Magical Girls
The following two characters aren't Alternative Magical Girls, but are closely aligned with them in all timelines present.
The Man in Black
A man with long pale hair, a flowing black cloak, and a mask concealing his face. For more information about this character's identity, see the entry for Sayano Kaede.
The White-Haired Child
A young kid of ambiguous gender in a penguin costume, seen accompanying The Man in Black. For more information about this character's identity, see the entry for Himeji Wataru (Female).
- Always a Bigger Fish: In the parallel timeline, the ritual is starting, Himeji is excited that his plan is coming to fruition... and he gets knocked out by a shadowy figure.
- Artificial Human: Was created by Makabe to serve his plan.
- Become a Real Boy: For all his talk of wanting to become god, all Himeji really wants is to become a real human being so he can die to escape all the horror Makabe put him through.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Seemingly taking the reins at main antagonist after offing Makabe, Himeji is the apparent villain of the work until the very end when Makabe reveals himself very much still active and takes out Himeji to continue his plans.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Masquerading as a friendly, harmless deaf student, Himeji is actually the mastermind of the magical girl apocalypse, as part of his plan to become god.
- The Chessmaster: In his initial arc, Himeji is able to play the rest of the cast near seamlessly, with none suspecting he's the mastermind of the apocalypse.
- Complexity Addiction: Himeji's bid to become god involves causing an apocalypse to make a specific girl fall for misattribution of arousal in her fear and have sex and bear a child for him to use in his ritual to become god. Even his servant points out how absurdly convoluted this is idea is.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Compares the idea of love to a full toilet, indicating his hatred of tender feelings.
- The Heavy: After seemingly killing off Keito Makabe, Himeji takes over the latter's plan to become God, directly confronting the heroes until the end, when Makabe is revealed to have survived and take out Himeji to resume his plan.
- Manipulative Bastard: Himeji acts the part of friend to the heroes to throw suspicion off himself in the apocalypse and to drive them into danger to complete his plans.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: As if kidnapping young magical girls from their families (and murdering said families) wasn't enough to indicate he is a bad guy, Himeji tops it off by sexually assaulting a teenaged magical girl after rendering her unconscious.
- Smug Snake: As time goes on, it becomes increasingly clear Himeji is nowhere near as in control of events as he likes to think he is and much of his final confrontation with the heroes consists of him running and cursing as he's beaten.
Himeji Wataru (Female)
- Big Bad: It's all ultimately Makabe's plans to become god that drive the conflict of the series.
- A God Am I: Makabe intends to incite a ritual that will give him godlike powers so he can rule the multiverse.
- Greater-Scope Villain: During the first arc, Makabe is inactive but it was his abuse of Himeji that drives him to cause the apocalyptic event the heroes have to face.
- Mad Scientist: Kidnaps and mutilates several women while trying to find one with a power he needs for his nefarious schemes.
- The Man Behind the Man: Of the series overall. While Makabe is relatively inactive (and believed dead) for a good chunk of the manga, he's the one pulling the strings behind Himeji and the final villain to be beaten.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Angered that the heroes continue defying him after he's reached godhood, Makabe violently destroys the multiverse.
Mikano's birth father, and a powerful exorcist.
- Straw Nihilist: He wants nothing more than the destruction of all space and time. Rail delights in telling Tsukune that the protagonists face an impossible choice: they either let the Demon be reborn in Shinobu's body in the future, who will destroy the universe; or revive Himeji to stabilize Maria's core, but allow Himeji to complete the Ritual of Time in the parallel timeline, which will not bear well for the multiverse. Either way, he's happy to not get involved and to let it all play out.