A list of characters for Sato Kentaro's manga, Magical Girl Apocalypse. All spoilers up until the Future Arc (chapter 32-) are unmarked.
Characters first introduced in the "present day" timeline (2012).
- Childhood Friends: He's this with Tsukune and Sayano. In fact, Kii gave Sayano her hair clip, and she's worn it ever since.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the end, he sacrifices his existence to restore the universe.
- 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.
- Someone to Remember Him By: Kii may be gone, but he did leave Tsukune a child.
- The Bully: She and Miki are first seen standing menacingly over Tsukune, and its mentioned that they do this often. In reality, Tsukune has been forcing them to do that whenever Kii is around to try and win his sympathy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She attempts this in Volume 3 after running from the rescue chopper to get her hair clip which Kii gave her back when they were kids. She decides to just let an approaching horde of zombies have her to buy everyone else time to board the chopper and escape... only for the horde to suddenly disappear.
- Art Evolution: Becomes more conventionally attractive as the manga continues.
- Ephebophile: He really, really likes high school girls, to the point that he rejects the grown-up Miu for being an old hag of 28, even though she's almost as curvy as Yoruka. Though he still marries her in the epilogue.
- HeelFace Turn: You'd never suspect from his initial appearance that he'd turn out to be a good guy.
- 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.
- The Nicknamer: "Miss Funbags" for Yoruka, "Trash Girl" for Kaede, "Chicken Legs" for Tsukune, "Old Hag" for adult Miu and "Titty Monster" for the Witch. He himself is often referred to as "Rent-A-Cop" "Rapey Cop" and "Kappa."
- One Last Smoke: Well, more like one last fap.
- Buxom Is Better: To Akuta's delight.
- Out of Focus: Doesn't appear very often in the second half of the story.
- Ms. Fanservice: Buxom, bouncy, often braless and occasionally topless.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's killed in the third volume by the scuttling Magical Girl in this manner.
A Rōnin 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. As the above trope shows, it tends to end badly...until the epilogue where they get married.
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.
- Gag Boobs: Not as big as Yoruka or the Witch, but they're still pretty huge.
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.
Explode M ("Rib")
- Your Head A-Splode: What she does to a teacher at Kii's school when she touches their head with her staff.
Attraction M and Repulsion M ("Lolo" and "Coco")
Parasite M ("Hana-chan")
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She talks wike dis in da Seven Seas twanswation, although she quits when things get sewious and eventuawwy stops altogether.
- It Can Think: One of the only Alternative Magical Girls who can talk...at first.
- Necromancer: Living-Dead M's main gimmick. She can revive previously vanquished Alternative Magical Girls with the four staffs she carries.
Flame Dog M
Small-Large MSizeshifter: Small-Large M is capable of changing her size at will. She uses this ability to grow large enough to destroy the mall the main characters were hiding in and one-shot the Self-Defense Force's arsenal of helicopters. She also uses her shrinking ability to evade some missiles fired at her before growing once again to finish the job.
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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)
Makabe Keito/ Rei Kurorogi
- Big Bad: It's all ultimately Makabe's plans to become god that drive the conflict of the series.
- Body Surf: Kurorogi has been keeping himself alive this way for centuries, and the death of his host bodies is no problem. It takes rewriting him out of the universe to finally destroy him.
- Godhood Seeker: Makabe intends to incite a ritual that will give him godlike powers so he can rule the multiverse.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Who's the true Big Bad of the series? Himeji? No, he's just a pawn. Makabe? No, he's just the latest in a long line of host bodies. The Big Bad is...a centuries-old body-surfing wizard who's only introduced in the last two volumes.
- 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.
- I Am Legion: Once Kurorogi creates his "perfect" world he can see through the eyes of everyone on it, forcing the heroes to hide deep in the wilderness. Unfortunately a hiker happens along...
- 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. Kurorogi turns out to be this for Makabe, as Makabe is simply one of his many identities.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Angered that the heroes continue defying him after he's reached godhood, Makabe violently destroys the multiverse.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Wipes out every single universe to create one "perfect" one.
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.