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Class 3-A
This character sheet lists all 3-A students who are not part of Ala Alba.
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    Chao Lingshen 

Voiced by: Chiaki Osawa (Japanese, Negima!), Megumi Takamoto (Japanese, Negima!? onwards) and Trina Nishimura (English)

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Chao Lingshen is class 3A's top scoring and multitalented student. She runs the successful business Chao Bao Zi, is talented in martial arts, a member of the Eastern medicine research group and the head of the Mahora quantum physics department.


  • The Ace: She's good at everything. She's a key member of several local university clubs (including the quantum physics one), a successful entrepreneur, proficient martial artist and deadly mage, all at the ripe old age of fourteen.
  • Anime Chinese Girl: She can do kung fu, speaks with an accent, has the name, the clothes and the hair, but may not be the genuine article.
  • Anti-Villain: Part of the reason Negi and his crew have a tough time dealing with Chao is she never does anything evil, going out of her way to prevent casualties and minimizing damage as a whole. The worst thing you can say is that her plan, while benevolent as a whole, is a major inconvenience to the main party and a bit short-sighted. Negi has such a difficult time dealing with the benevolence of Chao's plan that he ultimately decides to declare himself the villain to justify his actions.
  • Arc Villain: She was the primary antagonist of the Mahorafest arc with Negi's primary struggle being that there isn't a particularly convincing case that she's doing anything wrong. Her upstanding moral behavior, refusal to lie and genuine good intentions leave the group conflicted about how to handle her.
  • Attack Drone: She included four of these in her Powered Armor for the climax of the Festival Arc.
  • Back for the Finale: Chao returned to her time after the School Festival Arc, but she came back for the final arc with an Eva from a different timeline to return Asuna to the moment she was sealed.
  • Badass Adorable: The cute Anime Chinese Girl turns out to be a powerful descendant of the main character and the main antagonist of the second major arc. She puts up a hell of a fight.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: At the time of Mahorafest, Chao is about skilled as as Ku Fei in Chinese Martial Arts. She uses Hokuryuu Shourinken, Northern Shaolin style. Turns out she's a Kung-Fu Wizard though. She only uses her magic when Negi destroys her Cassiopeia.
  • Beam Spam: During her fight with Negi, she has small floating drones flying around spamming attacks at Negi.
  • Becoming the Mask: Initially, Chao only travelled back in time and entered Mahora to change the past and fulfill her goals, but when Negi asks her whether the time she spent with her classmates was just part of her disguise, she admits that the bonds she created and the happy time she spent with her friends weren't part of her plan.
  • Blush Sticker: She has two permanently rosy spots on her cheeks. While it'd seem that it is meant to make her cuter and different from other characters, it turns out to be the only normally visible part of the Facial Markings from her Deadly Upgrade.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: She likes to play the role of the Boke. Even Setsuna gets to make Tsukkomi on her.
  • Break Them by Talking: Played with. Since she is well-meaning, she offers to let Takahata and Negi join her side because not doing so and stopping her could mean they are doing evil things. She's well aware though that they don't agree with her methods, the talk is simply a way for her to confuse them for a moment, so they will show an opening which she intends to abuse by knocking them out.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Self-described Mad Scientist? Yes. The Ace who can do anything, to the point of apparently inventing Time Travel? Yep.
  • But Now I Must Go: After her defeat, she returns to her own time, despite the insistence of Negi. She nearly subverts this by considering staying in the current time period, but then quickly says she's going back, causing most of the people present to facefault.
  • Celibate Eccentric Genius: Chao is brilliant and one of the few girls who never engages in any kind of romantic behavior with anyone. Of course, given that the primary target of the story is Negi, things would get... awkward pretty quickly.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's quite unimportant and unrelated to the plot with Negi noting he needs to get to know her better when suddenly she takes center stage during Mahorafest.
  • The Chessmaster: Chao is always a few steps ahead of Negi's party, even predicting they'd use Eva's resort to train and prepare them for the final day of the festival and flings them a week into the future as a result. She even predicted they'd escape said trap, though she admits it had her panicked.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her futuristic battlesuit with a Time Travel mechanism built in makes her one of the strongest combatants present.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Exploits Takahata's love for his students to beat him in combat. Whenever faced with an opponent that she can't beat one-on-one, even with her battlesuit, she makes use of her time machine to level the playing field.
  • Conqueror from the Future: She doesn't look like one at first since her only stated goal is to break The Masquerade, but then you see her character notes where she has a particular fondness for world domination.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The first time she and Negi fight, Negi is still too reluctant to fight her and she knocks him down with just one punch. Her usage of Cassiopeia also gave her an absolute advantage from the start.
    • When Setsuna and Kaede intercept Chao right before she finishes off Negi, she uses time stop abilities to show they can't do a thing to her.
    • Later, she steps it up and adds real violence to the equation against Setsuna and Asuna during the climax.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Whatever happened to Chao in the past, she was determined to change history and went back in time to expose magic to the world. She, as a supposed Martian, talked of a tragedy she was trying to prevent, which gave Negi enough hints to figure out that Mundus Magicus, which was inscribed on Mars, was about to collapse. Chao likely had to suffer from the consequences of this catastrophe.
  • Deadly Upgrade: She's incapable of using magic properly, so at the end of her fight with Negi she activates some odd ability that normally seals her power and instead uses it to force magic into her body, which causes immense pain.
  • Determinator: If it wasn't obvious enough, this is a trait she definitely inherited from Negi. If you want to stop her, you need to Appeal to Force.
  • Evil Gloating: After Chao trapped Negi and his friends and sent them to the future, leaving them unable to stop her plans, she explains in a video message in full detail how she managed to achieve her plan to expose magic. It backfired though, as Negi managed to travel back in time, and now they knew all about her plans.
  • Flash Step: The first time she fights Negi, she randomly appears behind him several times. When Setsuna and Kaede attack Chao together, they also are utterly confused by her movements. It's only because Negi has knowledge of Cassiopeia's capabilities and that he was able to observe from a distance, that he notices that Chao doesn't use Shundo or Shukuchi. She uses time jumps and pseudo-time stops to appear at a different place.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She has a secret weapon in store at Mahorafest which she claims would enable her to secure a certain victory, but would be far too dangerous to use. It's a paper copy of her family tree, which supposedly shows who Negi eventually marries. Sure enough, Negi's Battle Harem falls to infighting over it as soon as it is revealed. Chao escapes in the confusion.
  • Graceful Loser: After Negi defeated Chao in battle, Negi technically didn't stop her yet, so long as Hakase would still be able to complete the ceremony. Negi however used all his strength to defeat Chao and lost consciousness, which would have killed him from their current height. Chao was willing to use her body and the rest of her mana to shield Negi and save his life if Satsuki hadn't saved the two of them with her flying food stall. It also turns out that Chao changed the effect of the Forced Recognition Magic, if Negi defeated her, from "exposing magic to the world" to "peace without hatred or sadness in the world for one day".
  • Hartman Hips: Only motherly Chizuru has hips larger than Chao, while every other one of Chao's measurements are on the petite to average side.
  • Hero Antagonist: She is the primary antagonist of the Mahorafest arc, but she's so well-meaning and subdued in her methods — refusing to kill or lie — even other characters aren't too sure whether they were right in trying to stop her. The only reason Negi opposes her in the end is because she absolutely refuses to explain her actions, despite the fact that he'd agree with her if she did. She's a pretty good sport when she loses too and there are hints that she was fine with either outcome.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Chao tells us what her plans are early on and she's not lying. However, she's withholding a lot of crucial information and her attitude makes it difficult to tell what she's trying to accomplish. Her goals only become more unclear when more information about the setting is revealed especially since time travel can't fix her world at all.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Gave Negi the time-machine as a way of side-stepping having to fight him by way of jumping him to a point where she'd already won. Negi not only figures out how to use it to jump back to it but masters usage of it enough to fight Chao one-on-one.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • In her first fight against Negi, Negi initially assumes Chao is clearly weaker than him, since she doesn't use magic and supposedly can't control ki as well as Ku Fei. He quickly notices though that she is at the least as good as Ku in terms of speed and power. She never showed how good she really was.
    • After Negi is able to counter Chao's Story-Breaker Power and ends up destroying her Cassiopeia, Chao proceeds to unleash a Bullet Hell of time travel bullets at Negi, who No Sells them and urges Chao to give up, since unlike him she can't use magic. Chao then decides to release the seals on her body and shows him that she, as Negi's descendant, is able to use magic.
  • Inheritance Of Acquired Traits: Her magical trigger is nearly identical to Negi's own, despite the fact that Negi is long dead in the timeline Chao comes from.
  • Irony: A lot of the arguments and statements made about Chao and her plan look different by the end of the Magic World arc. For example, Yue's arguments to Negi about the time period she picked suddenly don't hold much weight nor Negi's upset speech about the tattoos that give Chao magic. For the former, the collapse of the Magic World is a far bigger disaster than WWII and for the latter, Magia Erebea makes Negi's concern about Chao using dangerous powers laughable.
  • Just Between You and Me: Subverted. Chao does explain her plans... but only after she already sent Negi and his friends one week forward when it's all over. What she didn't see coming was that Negi was still able to travel back in time with the machine she gave him to trap him in the future in the first place.
  • Kid from the Future: Chao is Negi's descendant from roughly a century in the future, though the rest of the details of her lineage are never revealed.
  • Large Ham: She actually plays along with Ayaka's Mages vs Martian Robots game and shows up with a gigantic projection in the sky to play the evil last boss, Evil Laugh included. The super serious mood changes though when Chao casually mentions that the robot army was sponsored by the engineering department and her food chain.
  • Loves Secrecy: She sure likes to withhold important information. She never lies about her goals, but she only tells people enough about her motives to leave them wondering.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Claims to be Negi's time traveling descendant from the future. People do not take it seriously. At first.
  • Mad Scientist: She and Hakase claim they sold their souls to science.
  • More Dakka: One of her attacks doesn't even need a gun to do it!
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: At one point, it's complained that she's adding in way too many traits to her character profile, notably claiming to be a time traveling martian descended from Negi. It's true, though. Technically.
  • Odango Hair: As expected from an Anime Chinese Girl.
  • Pet the Dog: Considering Chao doesn't lie, when she says or does something nice, it's genuine.
    • When Setsuna questions Chao about her motives after using Cassiopeia for the first time, she openly says she gifted Negi the time machine because she wanted him to have fun and relax for once. Negi was also able to visit all of his students and do his duties as a teacher during the Mahora Festival, exactly because he could travel back in time.
    • When the rest of 3-A wants to watch the finals of the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament live, Chao orders Mana to let them pass, despite the fact that she earlier gave the order to not let anyone past her who can't provide an entrance ticket.
    • After Negi defeated Chao in single combat, she still could have pulled off her plan to expose magic, as Negi would have had to stop Hakase. However, she built in a condition to change the ritual's function to "World Peace for one day", if Negi managed to beat her.
    • Chachamaru, the Magitek AI robot Chao created with Hakase, is left with Chao's final words stating that Chachamaru is already her own individual and can live her life however she wants. She also gifts Chachamaru a Kill Sat from the future, after Chachamaru establishes a Pactio with Negi.
    • After Chao leaves, Negi finds a note she left behind in the class register, encouraging him to keep walking his path.
  • Playing with Fire: After Chao releases the seals on her body, she can use magic and all her spells are fire-themed. She is even able to use the High Ancient spell of Fire, Ourania Phlogosis, the strongest known fire spell, which completely obliterates Negi's barriers.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Negi opposes her plan during the Mahorafest arc ultimately because she refuses to explain what her goal is or accept (or even discuss) some form of alternate solution. She might well've gotten what she wanted if she only spent ten minutes explaining what was going on instead of trying to brute-force it.
  • Powered Armor: She wears a set of armor that allows her to fly and supports her Cassiopeia. There are also gloves that allow her to use a disabling electric punch.
  • Put on a Bus: After her arc, she returns to the future. We see her again after Asuna woke up after 130 years asleep.
  • Renaissance Man: She can cook, runs a business taking in hundreds of millions of yen, is an excellent hand to hand fighter, helped develop a genuine AI, appears to have invented time travel, is a talented tactician, has good knowledge of Eastern medicine and is a highly competent mage.
  • Sarcastic Confession: When she gives out her real identity as a martian, Setsuna gives her a Dope Slap.
  • Save Scumming: Her time-machine allows her to do this.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Her goal is to reveal the existence of magic to prevent some tragedy she refuses to elaborate on, though she hints it's merely a personal tragedy rather than something of massive proportions. Turns out it was an attempt to avoid the collapse of the Magic World and the war that would follow it.
  • Shared Family Quirks: It's a blink and you'll miss it moment, but in one of the earlier volumes, she exhibits similar quirks that Negi possesses, furthering her claim of being his descendant.
  • Shock and Awe: Her battlesuit allows her to infuse her punches with electricity. She is able to knock Negi down after just one well-placed punch.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: During a battle with Negi, one of her hairbuns come undone.
  • Smug Super: Between her robot army, time travel, battlesuit, and having made arrangements to get Negi out of the picture, Chao has a perpetual grin on her face since she shows there's no way anyone can ever beat her. When Negi displays that he can work her time machine for combat, she subtly stops grinning and looks genuinely irritated at the realization she might lose.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Chao's presence, her creating Chachamaru and the information she was willing to reveal to Negi gave him enough hints to figure out the fate of Mundus Magicus (Inverse Mars). Negi having this crucial information completely caught Kurt Gödel off guard and ruined his plans to make Negi join his side. Chao's tech was also used by Chisame to support her hacking, as she used it to hack the Megalomesembrian security system.
    • Also counts as a Pet the Dog moment: After Chachamaru, the robot Chao created with Hakase, made a Pactio with Negi, she was given an artifact from 100 years in the future. Chao gave Chachamaru a gigantic Kill Sat that is so powerful that it could level the ruins of Ostia, which becomes a valuable element in helping Ala Alba.
    • Chao again helps her friends by bringing Asuna, who woke up from a 130-year-long sleep and was all alone, back to the moment she was just sealed. Asuna was thus able to stay by Negi's and her friends' side.
  • Stealth Mentor: In a way, she was this to Negi. Her organizing the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament gave Negi more reason to train harder and become stronger, even though she technically used the tournament footage for her plans to expose magic. She also made Negi take a side and do things he himself would consider evil, since Chao is possibly doing things for a greater cause. Even in battle, she lectures him that he is too sympathetic towards his enemies and that words can get someone only to a certain point, making him use force to stop her. Despite losing to Negi and him ruining her plan that she spent two years of her life on, she left satisfied, and her parting words to Negi were words of encouragement to keep moving forward.
  • Take Over the World: World Domination is listed as one of her likes. She could probably pull it off if she really wanted to.
  • Teen Genius: Word of God has her IQ to be around 300. "Maybe even seriously."
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: She makes sure none of her robots or allies kill anyone, giving them stripping beams and (when that proves insufficient to convince people to stop), time-displacement bullets.
  • Time Master: She can induce time stop effects, travel back and forward in time and possesses bullets that launch the target into the future.
  • Time Stands Still: With a series of rapid time jumps, she can make a pseudo time stop effect.
  • Übermensch: She rejects the status quo set by mages and attempts to force them into the open to prevent more tragedies. She avoids causing permanent damage in the process. Finally, while it doesn't come up in the story she really likes world conquest but hates the idea of one superpower bullying lesser powers.
  • Unable to Cry: Only Played for Laughs. During Chao's farewell party, her classmates bring up that they never see her cry... and then proceed to tickle her until she can't help but do so. Considering her tragic past, she may be past the point of crying.
  • Verbal Tic: True to type, she overuses the emphatic particles yo and ne.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Chao is well aware of the chaos she is causing for the next ~10 years, should she succeed in exposing magic to the world, but when confronted by Mahora's teachers, she states that they could fix the corruption, inequality and injustice in the world if the world learned about magic. In hindsight, she wanted to prevent the collapse of Mundus Magicus and the war that followed. While Takahata agrees with her motives, he doesn't agree with her methods to use force (albeit nonlethal force), and Negi ultimately opposes her because she (very intentionally) doesn't tell him about her past and her exact reasons. Negi does eventually do what she intended to do and expose magic to the public, but he does it in a less radical way.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: States numerous times that "Martians don't tell lies." This doesn't prevent her from withholding all sorts of information.
  • You Are Too Late: Tricks Negi's group into being stuck a week in the future and leaves a gloating message about it, but they manage to undo it by using residual magic left at the world tree.
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    Evangeline Athanasia Katherine Mc Dowell 

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese) and Laura Bailey (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Evangeline is the first antagonist of the series and is an ancient and extremely powerful vampire stuck in the form of a ten year old girl. Thanks to Negi's father, she has been bound into the Mahora school grounds without any of her magical powers.

While Nagi initially intended to let her go in a few years, he first forgot to let her go and then vanished, leaving her both bitter and extremely bored. She picks a fight with Negi to relieve her frustration and potentially break the curse on her herself. Some time later, she becomes Negi's master and primary magic teacher.


  • Above Good and Evil: When being serious and not having her Noble Demon attitude played for laughs, she expresses no belief in the idea of moral behavior nor particular fondness for genuine villainy. This is the foundation of Magia Erebea, which tosses aside concepts like moral values by embracing both that which is considered good and that which is considered evil and converting them into your own strength.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: She's easily the most powerful character shown until the very end of the Magic World when the Lifemaker's projection shows up but since she has no personal stakes in what is going on she's content to merely watch the plot unfold with sheer amusement. At first it seems like she's doing this because she's under a power limiter, but when that comes off briefly during either her initially villainous arc, at the end of Kyoto or at the end of Mahorafest she's more interested in enjoying herself than escaping or doing anything noteworthy. At the end of the Magic World arc she has two reasons to get involved: Nagi is involved with what's going on and the Lifemaker is the person who vampirized her.
  • The Archmage: She's ancient and well experienced to the point that she can oneshot a demon god. The story kept upping her implied level of ability throughout the story that by the end she's shown to be capable of taking out all of Cosmo Entelechia with a custom forced spell, though it takes awhile to cast.
  • Badass Adorable: There are only one or possibly two characters in the story that can match her in a fight by themselves, the Lifemaker and Nagi. This despite the fact that she's described as looking like a doll. Near the end of the series she gets a fight against Negi and Asuna at their peak and still has the advantage against the pair before Negi absorbs her best spell.
  • Badass Boast: She's one of the most feared mages in two worlds, and won't let anyone forget it.
    (To Chigusa) Keh heh heh! You chose your opponent poorly, woman! What you're seeing is a spell that creates near-absolute-zero temps in a 150-square-foot area! Even that big nasty won't be able to avoid it. For lo, I am the vampire Evangeline... the "Dark Evangel"!! Look upon my magics, ye mighty, and despair...!! MWAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
    • The English dub version of the above boast also stands out:
    Evangeline: You've met your match, you four-eyed hack! My name is vampire Evangeline! The most powerful Shinso vampire in the world! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • Badass Cape: She occasionally wears a ragged, long black cloak.
  • Bandage Babe: After her fight with Setsuna, she wears bandages around the chest instead of a dress like she usually does.
  • Bathtub Bonding: When Negi wants to consult with her, she has him stripped and tossed into the bath with her. She makes a few vampy moves for shits and giggles before they begin discussing his issues over dinner.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She's called in to bail out Negi during the end of Kyoto. She oneshots the demon that he was unable to even damage and smacks away Fate Averruncus without a second thought. Her price for assistance? Konoemon has to stamp a permission slip allowing her to be out every five seconds until she comes back the next day after enjoying herself seeing the sights.
    • During the climax of the assault on the Gravekeeper's Palace, she makes her appearance just in time to save Negi and Fate.
  • Big Fancy House: Owns three such houses — her cabin, her house in a bottle, and the even bigger Lebens Schuld Castle.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: When she taps into her vampire power(s) rather than the usual magic; she invokes the look for the terror factor when she decides to "rough up" the newly-arrived Anya, who had just been told that Negi and Ala Alba are being trained by the infamous Maga Nosferatu.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: Her immediate family died at her hands and teeth when she was ten. It does not appear to have been intentional, but has clearly shaped how she interacts with others.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Evangeline is Crazy-Prepared enough to realize that even she can't rely on her vampiric powers all the time; enough so for her to learn and master the Martial Art of Aikidonote  from Morihei Ueshiba (the creator of said Martial Art) himself, whom she casually refers to as "that old geezer I met when I came to Japan 80 years ago."
  • Broken Bird: She's sarcastic, hostile and unpleasant, but it's stated that her harsh life has shaped her into the person she is and hinted that deep down she really wants to be innocent again.
  • Brought Down to Badass: At first it seems like she's just Brought Down to Normal, but when Mahorafest's tournament rolls around she proves that she's an excellent martial artist and has great ability with Razor Floss. She stomps martial artists over and over until she comes up against Setsuna and still nearly beats her with no real magic powers to utilize.
  • Burn the Witch!: She mentions how she had to flee witch hunts in the past and indicates that a few times she wasn't too successful in escaping. Thanks to being largely indestructible she's not dead, but that must have hurt.
  • Byronic Heroine: A card-carrying example. Morally neutral, largely concerned with personal interests, disrespect of common authority, jaded and cynical, attractive, having a Dark and Troubled Past, an introspective loner, an exile, and to top it off, a vampire.
  • Cape Wings: She can form a cloak out of bats and use it to fly. Or maybe she's doing it for effect. Would fit her character.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She describes herself as a great villain, but in truth she's largely just amoral and indifferent. Maybe she calls herself evil as an excuse to be so over the top?
  • Character Development: Eva keeps her distance from the rest of Class 3-A initially, but it dwindles greatly over the course of the series, and even begins to defend them from potential harm.
  • Complete Immortality: As a vampire, Eva is immune to aging and she has fast regeneration that allows her body to quickly recover from any wound it receives.
  • Compulsory School Age: Invoked by Nagi. Apparently he thought it would be funny to make her live the school life she never had. Then he forgot about coming back and undoing the curse.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Nagi "damned" her to school, though more because she was annoying than because she had done anything wrong.
  • Corruption of a Minor: She seems to have a great deal of fun pretending to be The Vamp around Negi and darkening his world view, though the story presents it as not being that bad.
  • Cry Cute: At the end of the Mahora Budokai, after Nagi's hologram gives her one last pat to the head, proving that deep down she's still pining for him even after his "betrayal".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Took down a high-level demon with one (albeit very powerful) spell at the end of the Kyoto Arc, and shortly thereafter kicked Fate's ass. He promptly got the hell out of there.
    • In the preliminaries of the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament, she quickly sweeps off the feet of the unlucky guy that recovered from Takahata's curbstomping and dared to touch her shoulder. She then pins him down and advises him to not get up.
    • After she learns from Albireo Imma that Nagi is alive, she is so distracted in her thoughts that she didn't even pay attention to her unlucky opponent and knocks him out with one full-force punch in the gut. And this is her in her weakest condition.
    • After thrashing Cosmo Entelechia with normal combat methods, she gets bored and one-shots the lot of them with a massive ice-and-lightning vortex spell shaped like creeping vines.
  • Cute Little Fangs: She has little fangs at some points according to the moon cycle. After a full moon passes they vanish.
  • Cynical Mentor: She's not particularly concerned with whether Negi succeeds or fails. She'd hate to lose a student, but if he fails then he's not worth teaching anyway. She also passes along her world view to Negi, which states that good and evil are meaningless ideas though he still strives to be good.
  • Dark Action Girl: She displays a tough, distant attitude mixed liberally with cynicism and halfhearted attempts to corrupt Negi and later Asuna while keeping almost everyone at arm's length. She mellows out quite a bit, but refuses to admit it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It starts with "turned into a vampire and slaughtered her family in bloodlust at age ten," and just goes downhill from there.
  • Daywalking Vampire: She used to have a weakness to sunlight, but eventually overcame it as she grew in power. She even has "High Daylight Walker" as one of her many titles and epithets.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When the likes of Chachamaru or Albireo aren't keeping her off balance, she tends towards acting bored and sarcastic.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Puns aside, Evangeline becomes more friendly with the cast as time goes on, even though she'd never cop to it.
  • Deus ex Machina: She saves the Negi party from the Big Bad and the Demon God he unsealed at the end of the Kyoto Arc.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She is the first antagonist of the series. In what is probably an instance of playing with this trope, she likens herself to both intermediate and final bosses from a video game, and refuses to say exactly which she is.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Unless she's at school or outside walking, she ditches her shoes whenever possible.
  • The Dreaded: "Maga Nosferatu", "Queen of the Night", "Visitation of Woe"... the very name of Evangeline alone can strike fear in a mage's heart. Does not apply to middle school or ten year old magi, even if they're supposedly her enemy.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: She can be convinced, with effort, to instruct someone in magecraft and/or combat. She cannot be convinced to be gentle about it.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Eva herself loves dressing up fancy and when she gets bored she dresses up other people like that too. She even decides that Asuna will be her minion and wear similarly black, frilly clothing.
  • Elemental Eye Colours: Blue eyes to match her ice powers.
  • Embarrassing Nickname:
    • "Kitty", as Albireo calls her. He derived it from her second middle name — "Katherine" — specifically to mess with her.
    • And there's the one that Jack Rakan came up with: Loli Grandma. This one got her mad enough that she didn't bother watching the area of effect on her most powerful spell and nearly turned him into an icicle.
  • Energy Absorption: She invented Magia Erebea, which allows her to cast a spell, compress it and then devour it. It's quite dangerous to humans, but since she's a vampire her soul is more robust.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Evil is of course debatable, but Eva made it a point to not kill women and children. As background information about Kosmike Katastrophe reveal, she also only finished the spell on anyone (and thus killed those) who seriously tried to kill her and didn't show any fear of death.
  • Evil Laugh: Quite a few times, such as when she killed the demon god. Apparently it's really fun.
  • Evil Mentor: She's more amoral than evil, but she agrees to teach Negi not just because she likes him but because she sees he has vast potential. She's absolutely thrilled to see that he picked up Magia Erebea, which she assumed nobody else would ever be able to pick up.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: At the height of her infamy and power, she normally wandered around in the form of a tall, beautiful blond. Now when people see her they're more likely to think she looks like a cute doll.
  • Expy: Evangeline takes a few cues from Sarah McDougal, being a small blonde girl with a bratty attitude and an English name.
  • Femme Fatalons: She has long, red nails.
  • Fille Fatale: She makes attempts at seduction despite her childlike body, but they fail miserably.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Despite her claims to the contrary and antisocial attitude, she's largely harmless provided you don't try to pick a fight with her.
  • Gamer Chick: She has a suspicious fondness for talking about things in RPG terms, which finally gets payoff when the group stumbles in on her naked, eating potato chips and playing retro games.
  • Genius Book Club: Once seen reading the illustrative A Day, a Dog by Gabrielle Vincent.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Mind you, this is the side of her that she keeps secret from public.
  • A Glass of Chianti: Sits back sipping alcohol during the Mahorafest final several hundred feet up in the air.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Negi and Fate are martial artists and Nagi seems to have physical focus based on ninja techniques. Evangeline? She's a flat brawler with no real style and she's absolutely terrifying in close combat. Except she also knows aikijuudou, which completely catches Setsuna (and the audience) off guard.
  • Grumpy Bear: She comes off as a cynic in an idealistic world earlier in the series. The story shifts in her favor later on and shows that it wasn't quite as cynical as it first seemed.
  • Hair Reboot: It seems Evangeline's immortality extends to her hair as well. When Secundum destroys a bit of her hair together with her arm, both arm and hair are restored to normal in no time.
  • Healing Factor: Her body can easily heal from things like being impaled or losing a limb in a matter of seconds.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She appears first as the villain before becoming a neutral force and finally Negi's teacher, though she refuses to step in and help him directly after that.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: She likes going on about her evil plans, but she never really does anything.
  • Hidden Depths: She's dark and abrasive, but even her worst reputation admits that she's never been recorded as killing women or children. She's also an unparalleled master of magical theory, an excellent teacher and surprisingly lonely.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She tries to keep up her reputation as a horribly evil mage, but everyone who knows her realizes that that's not really the case.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard:
    • This is a fighting style Eva relies on with her weak body. Aikijuudou relies on using the power and momentum of the opponent against them. She easily overwhelms Setsuna with plain physical techniques in her "weakest condition".
    • The ultimate technique of Magia Erebea is Sinus Magnus (Taiindou). The true purpose of Magia Erebea is not taking in ki or mana, shots or spells, but the enemy's own "power", making it her own.
  • Home Field Advantage: On the rare occasions when she fights seriously, she can set a territory that naturally amplifies her ice magic.
  • An Ice Person: Just as Negi is a specialist in light, wind and lightning, Evangeline has a natural affinity for the more complicated and difficult ice magic.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They show her icy, cool and calculating personality. Fittingly, she uses ice magic to boot.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: While appearing to be perfectly okay with being immortal apart from irritation that it has to be as an immortal child, Evangeline despises the person who turned her and killed him in cold blood after tracking him down. Unfortunately, the person she killed was the Lifemaker, an immortal himself of a type that transcends bodily destruction. When she learns he's still alive, she breaks her usual non interference policy and destroys his organization in one powerful blast.
  • I Have Many Names: She's a very famous dark mage and has a plethora of titles to match her reputation to the point that the page image even parodies it after people get tired of hearing even more.
  • I Have the High Ground: Does this when trying to look scary during her brief time as a villain.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In the rare-as-a-blue-moon occasions when she lets her guard down or has no time to prepare her adult-act, Eva lives in a beautifully-decorated child's room, glowing bright with innocence and filled with adorable stuffed toys, hinting that this is the life she really wants rather than the cold cynicism of immortal adulthood. Events make it clear that her attitude is largely a defense mechanism and she's not really capable of being honest about her desires.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Though she denies it when Ku:Nel brings it up, it's rather obvious through her actions that she wants to be friends with the other girls of 3-A. They would be more than happy to have her as a friend, but she keeps her distance because perhaps she fears rejection because of who she is, or because she knows she'll outlive all of them.
  • I Kiss Your Foot: Eva demands this when she feels like bullying someone asking for her teachings.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She likes to act refined, though it's difficult when she has to look up at the person, but sometimes lapses into childish whimpering. Whenever she starts to subvert this and act her age, Chachamaru usually tells her "please don't start pretending you're old."
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Fate impales her with a massive stone pillar during Kyoto. She ignores it and the wound heals in seconds.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: She loves dressing up in really elaborate clothing and even forces her classmates into wearing similar outfits after declaring they lack sex appeal.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Strings and wires, the weapons of a puppet master. They aren't going to be more than a nuisance against stronger people, and once you are aware Eva can use them, you won't fall for it again, but most inexperienced people can't even see them until it's too late.
  • Inconvenient Summons: During the Magic World arc, a magical copy of Evangeline is summoned from her scroll... and she appears naked on a couch, eating potato chips and playing a video game.
  • It Amused Me: She loves giving Negi outrageous orders just to see if he'll go through with them, such as demanding that he lick her feet before she would teach him magic.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's sarcastic and unfriendly, but it's clear she cares about Negi and her classmates after awhile.
  • Kid with the Leash: Played straight with Chachazero, a Puppet with a Psycho Weapon, who's comically bloodthirsty, but reined in by Eva. Inverted rather amusingly with her other puppet/familiar — Chachamaru would not hurt a fly, let alone a cat, if she did not have to.
  • Kill It with Ice: She specializes in ice magic, though you don't see much of it since she doesn't need to use her specialty when training Negi. However, she does oneshot the demon god at the end of the Kyoto arc with her ice magic and later invents a spell called Endless White Nine Heavens, an original ice-lightning spell that targets overblown barriers, locks-on and continually freezes them and their surroundings solid while leaving them conscious, so they can suffer for all eternity. She does this to essentially every Cosmo Entelechia member and says she has no plans to release them.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: As her illusion copy duel with Negi shows, she's as deadly in close combat as in casting bombardment spells.
  • Large Ham: When facing a massive demon, before unleashing her power, she paused and looked back to ask if Negi and the others were watching. Talk about playing to the audience.
  • Laser Blade: When fighting in close combat, she occasionally makes a magical blade pop out the end of her arm. It's apparently made out of entropy. Word of God is that one of the reasons the spell is so difficult is because it makes no sense in regards to the laws of physics.
  • Leotard of Power: Early on, she puts on a swimsuit-esque one piece when acting as the powerful, feared sorceress she was in her past years.
  • Like a Son to Me: A Love Chart says her motherly feelings for Negi are surprisingly high, which may be due to still being in love with Negi's father, wishing she was the one who bore the man's children.
  • Literally Shattered Lives:
    • This is how Eva easily defeats Sukuna-no-Kami at the end of the Kyoto arc. She only needed Chachamaru to take down the demon god's barrier and quickly shattered him with Kosmike Katastrophe, the High Ancient Spell of Ice (known to be the most powerful ice spell).
    • Kosmike Katastrophe in general is a two-part spell. The first part merely (more or less) incapacitates the victim by freezing them solid. If her assassins didn't show hesitation to kill a "child" or weren't afraid to die, she finished the spell and shattered them. Else, she would have omitted the second part, although the first part alone probably killed them, considering it freezes a bounded space to nearly absolute zero.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's tiny and harmless looking, but is in fact essentially unstoppable in a fight.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Her sarcastic and abrasive attitude is quite at odds with her appearance, which is noted as being doll-like and innocent.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: Apart from the bit where she's stuck in a form she doesn't like and that contrasts with her mind, she seems pretty pleased with being immortal.
  • Love Father, Love Son: She forms an attachment to Negi that is at least influenced by him looking almost identical to Nagi, especially when aged up. She seems somewhat amused that they're almost nothing alike when it comes to personality.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: She doesn't use magical arrow spells as much as Negi, but she can pull of a pretty good barrage.
  • Magical Barefooter: She's a 700-year-old vampire and a powerful sorceress. She seems to prefer going around barefoot whenever possible. If she could still fly regularly, she'd probably never wear shoes.
  • Mayfly–December Friendship: It's hinted that part of the reason she keeps to herself is because of the consequences of this, but she does come around eventually.
  • Meaningful Name: Eva's middle name "Athanasia" means "immortality".
  • Merlin and Nimue: Negi is the Nimue to Evangeline's Merlin. She is several centuries older and becomes his master in magic, after he saw a glimpse of her power in Kyoto. He eventually even adopts her original technique, Magia Erebea. While they show affection towards each other, neither seem romantically interested.
  • Mentor Archetype: She has a special interest in first Negi and later Asuna and Setsuna and helps guide all three in her own way.
  • Meta Gal: She often speaks of events in terms of video games. She even calls herself a mid/final boss so that the proto Ala Alba won't get too friendly with her.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: She says that she acts much younger than her age because she's been stuck in a ten-year-old body for hundreds of years and her pre-pubescent form influences her self-perception and personality.
  • New Transfer Student: Amusingly, Evangeline (the only Caucasian girl in Class 2-A/3-A) is sometime referred to as "that transfer student", despite having been locked into the school since roughly the year that the rest of the class was born.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Evangeline is pretty much invincible due to the fact that her vampire powers allow her to regenerate any damage. On at least one occasion, she's been impaled by a chunk of rock about an inch narrower than her torso, and she was more mildly annoyed than anything else.
  • Noble Demon: Insists that she's pure evil because of her vampirism and past crimes, but deep down she's just something of an aloof, amoral Tsundere. Asuna tries to point out that she's only acted in self defense, but Evangeline retorts that the first person she killed was a cold blooded murder committed out of hatred. Being something of a Meta Girl, Evangeline is not above using this perception in order to make points about her world view, which states that evil and good are largely meaningless values.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: Evangeline likes the whole immortality thing, but she's pretty pissed about being stuck in a child's body. She uses magic to make herself look like an adult woman whenever she can.
  • Not So Different: From Setsuna and Asuna. For the former she knows what it's like to be "unhappy since birth", and the latter she wonders why Asuna would throw away the happiness she obtained by going back to a painful past, much like her.
  • Offstage Villainy: She has a 600 year long history of evil and bloodshed resulting a 6 million dollar bounty and essentially acting as the boogeyman of the magic world (eat your peas, or Evangeline will come and eat you). Despite all of this, she only does a few villainous things on-screen: sucking blood from students and attacking Negi. Other than that, she regularly helps out the heroes, going so far as to train them and let them use her magical resort for vacation. It's even hinted that her evil reputation is an exaggeration, and that she acted the part so that people would leave her alone. She still constantly tries to claim she's evil, but everyone who knows her claims that she's not that bad.
  • Older Alter Ego: She invented a spell that forces the target to appear as they would at an older age. It's referred to as an illusion, but is physically solid.
  • One-Woman Army: She has a level of magical aptitude that is essentially unmatched in the story, flexible abilities and a number of vampire abilities that are left rather vague but include the ability to heal without any known limit. She can stomp all over other characters that are one man armies in their own right including all of Cosmo Entelechia at once minus the Lifemaker.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Evangeline is known as a shinso/true ancestor and can create other vampires, though apart from briefly making a few of her classmates vampires we never see them. She apparently has no weakness to running water or holy symbols or possibly "grew out" of those like her original weakness to sunlight. Shinso are known as top tier monsters and have a number of abilities that are never elaborated on but include the ability to make minions, immortality and an intense healing factor. Her vampiric abilities are apparently affected by the cycle of the moon.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Sometimes uses this to complement her Elegant Gothic Lolita attire.
  • Parental Substitute: She acts as a sort of mother figure to Chachamaru and encourages her emotional development, though the two pick on each other a great deal.
  • People Puppets: She can control weak people using nothing but wire.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Evangeline is stronger than most militaries. She doesn't usually bother doing much, though.
  • Pining After Protagonist's Parent: She was in love with Negi's father, Nagi. However, he wasn't interested in her and had to seal her into the Mahora grounds just so she would stop chasing after him. This is the reason behind her initial antagonism towards Negi and her desire to go on a date with his older self.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being one of the most powerful entities in the Negima-verse, Evangeline is still physically a 10-year-old girl; in fact, at only 1.3 meters (about 4'3") tall, even for a 10-year-old girl she's tiny!
  • Poke the Poodle: Claims she's an evil mage while the most morally objectionable thing we ever see her do is pick on her students.
  • Princess in Rags: Before she was vampirized, she was a member of a very rich clan. Now she tries to maintain a refined attitude, lives in a Big Fancy House served by Robot Maids and wears fancy clothes even though she isn't rich anymore.
  • Proud Beauty: She considers herself sexy and alluring. To her chagrin, nobody takes her looks seriously.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Almost always sports this on.
  • The Quiet One: Not to the audience, but to her classmates, who tend to remark how rare it is for her to talk to anyone.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's as long as her body.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was born and turned during the late middle ages (she mentions the 16th century at least once). She looks ten, but she's probably around seven hundred years old at a minimum.
  • Red Armband of Leadership: During the summer festival, Evangeline wears an armband as "Honorary Advisor" to the Ala Alba.
  • Red Baron: Eva has dozens of nicknames and titles, most of them being sinister and dangerous with one of the most commonly used probably being the Dark Evangel, though more and more titles just keep getting added throughout until it even gets used as joke material.
  • Rescue Romance: She fell in love with Nagi after he saved her life somehow and then became his Stalker with a Crush.
  • The Reveal: The Lifemaker is to be blamed for Evangeline's vampire heritage.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Does this in Negima!? in response to Negi casting a spell to see spirits, but he doesn't realize she's being sarcastic.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: She's an uber-powerful vampire who was placed under a curse by Nagi which trapped her on Mahora campus and severely limited her power.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She's known as an evil sorceress feared across the magical community and was sealed onto the Mahora grounds by Nagi, though it turns out to be because she was annoying him by following him everywhere.
  • Seen It All: She admits that she hasn't seen everything, but by this time the new things she does see aren't really enough to impress her anymore. Stuff changes, big deal.
  • Self-Made Orphan: It's hinted that she killed her own parents before regaining consciousness upon first becoming a vampire.
  • Self-Made Woman: She was dropped into a world hostile to magic and the supernatural at the age of ten with no family, no money and no power. She clawed her way to the top and became so powerful that nothing is a threat to her anymore. Her name alone inspires terror.
  • Sexier Alter Ego: In her adult form, Evangeline becomes very tall, stacked and wears more adult clothing.
  • Sexy Mentor: She's pretty convinced that she's sexy and her relationship with Negi has some undeniable Ship Tease.
  • Shadow Walker: She can teleport through shadows when she feels sufficient need.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She's normally pretty unconcerned about people seeing her naked.
  • Shana Clone: Evangeline has many traits of the archetype. She's a Really 700 Years Old vampire sorceress stuck in a ten-year-old body, has blonde Rapunzel Hair, likes to dress in Elegant Gothic Lolita clothing, often wears Grade A Zettai Ryouiki, and is a very strong Type A Tsundere who refers to Negi as her minion. What sets her apart from other examples is that she plays the role of a teasy Sexy Mentor to the protagonist instead of a typical Love Interest, although she still has her share of Ship Tease with him.
  • Shipper on Deck: Though she teases her about it at the same time, she really supports Chachamaru's feelings for Negi.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: She dumps Asuna in the Himalayas to get her to use her Kanka ability correctly, essentially forcing her to figure out the technique or freeze to death.
  • Smug Super: She damn well knows that she's one of the most powerful and infamous mages in the setting and doesn't let those around her forget it.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She acts as an amoral and indifferent vampire Tsundere, repeatedly claiming to be a purely evil, irredeemable villain. However, it's made clear her attitude is largely a defense mechanism that comes from her troubled past and it's implied that deep down she doesn't like how her life has turned out. It's even hinted that she enforced her "evil vampire" reputation so that people would leave her alone.
  • Spirited Competitor: She likes to fight for fun.
  • Stalker with a Crush: After Nagi saved her life somehow, she fell in love and began following him around everywhere. He eventually had her sealed in Mahora to keep her from bugging him. She's mildly annoyed when she finds out he was already married.
  • Starter Villain: Introduced as Negi's first serious enemy. She antagonizes Negi to get his blood and remove the curse that his father set upon her, but soon takes an interest in him and becomes his mentor afterwards.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Conveniently, part of her name, Athanasia, means 'immortality.'
  • Story-Breaker Power: Possibly the strongest character shown in the series with one notable exception. As early as the end of the Kyoto arc, it's shown that she's so monstrously powerful and knowledgeable that should she step into a conflict, it will be resolved immediately. It's also hard to beat someone with a Healing Factor that has no shown limits. Luckily for the plot, she's much more interested in seeing Negi develop, so she very rarely intervenes in main events.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Despite having lived for centuries, Evangeline never learned how to swim, which left her in danger of drowning by falling into a lake during her fight with Negi.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She looks like a ten year old but acts like what she is: An arrogant, immortal vampire with immense magical power. The disparity between what she is and how she looks is the source of a great deal of humor.
  • Tsundere: She likes to think of Negi as her minion, and it's not like she cares about him or anything. Albireo also calls her a tsundere for all of Class 3-A, as it's clear she's quite fond of her classmates no matter how much she tries to pretend otherwise.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her sharp eyes show her pride in her reputation and are one of her Tsundere traits.
  • Übermensch: Evangeline notably rejects the simple forms of morality that Negi clings to, but doesn't begrudge his desire to do good even after he realizes his view of the world is naive.
  • Undead Child: It's unclear how much this applies. She once claims to be undead, but seems to be referring to the fact that she never needed to learn healing magic due to being almost indestructible. She seems to be simply immortal, possesses unholy powers and her soul fundamentally differs from that of a human now.
  • Vain Sorceress: She's pretty touchy about her appearance and even invented a spell that increases or decreases the age of the target temporarily. Unlike the normal play on the trope, however, she wants to look older.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: Subverted. She seems to believe this ought to be the case, but nobody is interested when the vampire in question looks like a ten-year-old. Her adult form is portrayed as a quite sophisticated and elegant woman with nice curves. However, when trying to make some moves on Negi in that form, the kid is just too chaste to get it.
  • Vampire Bites Suck: Negi does not enjoy getting bitten, which Eva and Chamo attribute to him being too young to know what he's missing.
  • Vampires Hate Garlic: Garlic won't kill her, but she does hate it (along with leeks). This is how she was defeated in the past by Negi's father.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Initially she merely wanted to drain Negi's blood to remove her curse, but she becomes interested (and later develops a crush) in him and decides to let him live. She becomes his mentor later on in magic and ideals.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be friends with Albireo despite the fact that he spends all of his time picking on her while she tries to kill him.
  • Waif-Fu: With her power sealed, she's able to pin adult martial artists effortlessly by exploiting their center of gravity. Also somehow capable of taking them out in a single blow.
  • Warrior Poet: Eva has done a lot of thinking about the meaning of good and evil in her time and it shows in how she speaks.
    • She often speaks to Negi about the meaning of conflict, morality and philosophical views of magic.
    • Before the fight against Setsuna, she quotes Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina":
    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
    • There is another example during the ball, as quoted by Negi:
      "Where there is distress, therein lies a story.
      Where there is a story, therein lies a will.
      ...And wherever there is a will, therein lies a soul."
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • In her first confrontation with Negi, despite lacking the majority of her power, she can use a number of spells because she uses potions.
    • The Mahora Martial Arts Tournament shows that Eva is physically still far superior than the smaller fish and she can even beat up Setsuna in her weakest condition. A mix of aiki-techniques and her wires are enough.
  • Witch Hunt: Her backstory had people trying to kill her for being a vampire, many times.
  • Wolverine Claws: When she wants to melee, she forms her hands in to large, sharp claws.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Post-Mundus Magicus arc, while berating Setsuna, she locks her in an octopus stretch, then a Sharpshooter.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears thigh high stockings sometimes.

    Mana Tatsumiya 

Voiced by: Miho Sakuma (Japanese) and Stephanie Young (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Mana is a supposedly ex-mercenary with a fondness for magical equipment and firearms. She is one of the four known martial arts masters of the class, along with Ku Fei, Setsuna and Kaede. She blatantly sells her services to the highest bidder, but despite her claims, she does seem to have her own sense of honor. Since her moral sense doesn't quite match up with Negi despite their mutual respect, the two can easily come into conflict. Mana looks much older than most of her classmates and cannot pass for her age or even as a high schooler. She has a rivalry with Kaede, and she and Setsuna are work colleagues.

Mana makes her first real appearance at the end of the Kyoto arc. She, along with Ku Fei and Kaede, arrive to deal with the oni army that Chigusa Amagasaki summoned, and support Setsuna and Asuna.


  • Abnormal Ammo: In areas with particularly thick mana she can use time displacement bullets, which serve a tactical use rather than being a direct weapon. Anyone hit by them is forcibly sent three hours into the future.
  • Action Girl: She's a "former" mercenary and battlefield veteran and is thus always calm and composed in combat with an exceptional level of ability.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, attractive, aloof and has long black hair.
  • Badass Normal: Her combat ability seems to largely rely on her equipment and magical gear, whose price she always tells to her comrades. Before the demon reveal, anyway.
  • Badass Long Coat: As seen in the image.
  • Badass Long Robe: Usually, when she's on the job.
  • Bag of Holding: She apparently stores extra ammunition and her larger weapons in a pocket dimension, quite clearly shown when reloading during the Governor's Ball.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Before the final fight of the Kyoto arc, Yue manages to escape Fate's ambush on Konoka's home and calls Kaede for help. Kaede then arrives with Ku Fei and Mana just in time, when Negi, Setsuna and Asuna are about to be overwhelmed by Kotaro, Tsukuyomi and the sheer number of onis Chigusa Amagasaki summoned.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: At one point, she bounces her shots almost full-180 to hit someone behind cover.
  • Broken Bird: Due to her upbringing on the battlefield and loss of her Pactio master she's rather aloof and pragmatic for a fourteen or fifteen year old. The miserliness has another cause, though.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Puerto Rican. Or maybe a quarter Puerto Rican unless she's half Puerto Rican demon.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: While in hot springs in Kyoto, she had a gun hidden under a bucket and was seconds away from shooting Asakura.
  • Child Soldiers: She has been fighting in various trouble spots around the world since her childhood.
  • *Click* Hello: Right before a shadow puppet nearly erases Shiori disguised as Asuna Mana finally shows herself with a oneliner and a quick headshot.
  • Cold Sniper: She never, ever lets her emotions get in the way of her doing her job, as exemplified during the first day of the Mahora Festival:
    (After decking a dude who was about to confess to her, with a point-blank headshot...)
    Mana: Negi-sensei... There's no need for men in my battlefield...
  • The Comically Serious: Despite or perhaps because of her serious attitude she can say some silly things earnestly.
  • Consummate Professional: Mana takes her job very seriously. When she is hired by the Mahora staff to stop anyone in range of the World Tree from confessing their love to their partner, she mercilessly snipes them down with a tranquilizer. When apparently her crush sees her and wishes to confess his love to her, she thanks him... and shortly after shoots him in the head.
  • Cool Guns: A pair of Desert Eagles as sidearms, an FN P-90 submachinegun, and a PGM Hecate II sniper rifle.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She has talismans and gear prepared for everything to make up for apparent lack of ki and magic usage. Though even with her Badass Normal credentials subverted she still utilizes all her tricks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up on the battlefield serving as a ministra until her pactio master was killed, at which point she apparently returned to school and half-retired from mercenary work.
  • Demon Slayer: She takes on these kinds of jobs during her mercenary work.
  • The Dreaded: Played for Laughs. When she enters the MahoraFest tournament, Negi wonders if he'll be killed by her.
  • Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: Her standard ammo are bullets with spells on them and are frequently used for exorcisms.
  • Foreshadowing: Maybe we should have read "Demon Eye" a little more literally, huh?
  • Friendly Rivalry: She's always eager to challenge Kaede no matter what the location, even if they're disguised as kindergarteners. For instance, at the end of the Mahora Festival arc, Mana uses Displacement Magic against Kaede, which cost 800,000 apiece. She outright says they are worth it against Kaede.
  • Friendly Sniper: Well, sort of. She takes her jobs seriously but she's still a decent person on the inside, and would never harm her classmates.
  • Friend to All Children: Mana is implied to be an orphan, who was found by a mage who took her in and gave her a purpose in life. She in return has a soft spot especially for orphans and donates lots of money to them. However, she's aware that this is not enough and that they need a solid foundation to survive - education. Setsuna is baffled when she learns of Mana's Hidden Depths.
  • Good Samaritan: Mana anonymously donates large amounts of money to an orphanage, and is even given a good samaritan title for this.
  • Gun Fu: Give Mana a firearm or two and she's a death machine, capable of wiping out a crowd of people all around her without turning around.
  • Gun Kata: During the Governor's Ball she's shooting in every direction while standing still and dodging in a set of flashy poses rather than using much in the way of mobility.
  • Guns Akimbo: With her signature dual Desert Eagles, though they're apparently airsoft versions which usually shoot tranquilizer rounds or magic bullets. What's scary is her now-inactive Pactio card showing her with a pair of similar guns, so her currently-inaccessible artifact is also a pair of guns. Which she started using as a child.
  • The Gunslinger: She prefers trick shots and Gun Fu, but against opponents that are dodging too well like Poyo Rainyday she's prepared to release a massive volley of shots.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half demon. This primarily manifests itself in a magic eye.
  • Hand Cannon: She dual wields Desert Eagles.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: When she tries to buy movie passes for a student, the saleslady thinks she's joking.
  • Hunter Of Her Own Kind: It turns out she's half a mazoku-demon. Mana and Setsuna are thus both half-demons (albeit very different half-demons) who occasionally hunt and exorcize together. In the final battles of the Magic World arc, she is matched against Poyo Rainyday, who herself is also a mazoku-demon.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • If you think she is weak in close ranges because she shoots you from a distance with her rifle, you are sorely mistaken. Kotaro also wrongly assumes Mana wouldn't stand much of a chance against Ku in the Mahora Martial Arts Tournament, because guns are forbidden.
    • Mana turns into her demon-form in her fight against Poyo.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In addition to the Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics mentioned above, she can hold a 14 kg rifle with one hand.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The first fight we see her in has her using weaponized coins since she can't use guns like normal.
  • In-Series Nickname: Negi starts calling her "Captain" starting at the Mahorafest confession-stopping scene.
  • I See Dead People: She has the "demon eye" ability, which apparently allows her to see ghosts.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's really closer to Even Evil Has Standards, but she's not exactly villainous enough to qualify for that. For example, refusing to accept money for throwing a fight because she hadn't intended to lose, and deciding to fight "Poyo" on her own so Negi can move on and stating she's doing so because she believes in Negi. Also, she's apparently paying all the bills for an orphanage.
  • Loving a Shadow: She joined the biathlon club because the head of the club looks like her deceased partner. Not that she lets those feelings get in the way of her job.
  • Magical Eye: According to Volume 29's Q&A her left eye is a "demon eye", with which she can "see the true forms of demonic beings, and is used for extreme-range shots. Normally, it isn't active." She uses it once when tracking Sayo and then it goes unused for about two hundred and fifty chapters.
  • Miko: In between the breaks she gets in her mercenary job.
  • Miser Advisor: She gets sketchy over 200 yen, which is very roughly $2.00. Her main victim is Setsuna, who she bills for her services in Demon Slaying, though she's willing to charge anyone on the team for any amount of time spent fighting.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Her skill at changing from rifle to dual handguns has surprised many enemies. She's even good in extreme close range.
    Mana: There are no weak distances for me.
  • Mysterious Past: It's never fleshed out but she has a dead pactio card from a previous master that has a different last name than the one she goes by.
  • Nerves of Steel: Mana never loses her cool in battle. It's distracting, and she advises her classmates to do the same.
    Mana: Rage can lend a person power, but it also clouds one's judgment. You should keep your cool, Yue Ayase.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A gunslinging mercenary sniper miko half-demon schoolgirl.
  • Not So Above It All: Mana is usually one of the more serious members of class 3-A, but she uses magic to escape paying a higher rate to go see a movie before she realizes she actually spent more money than if she simply paid the student rate. It's a surprisingly simple math error from a middle schooler who is quite the miser.
  • Only in It for the Money: Or so she claims. She's a mercenary, but she does help out her classmates because she cares about them and she refused Chao's money after Mana lost to Ku because one, she didn't intentionally lose and gave it her all, and two, because she thinks that Negi wouldn't approve.
  • Paper Talisman: She uses a Teleportation sutras against Kaede during the MahoraFest Arc; apparently they cost 800,000 yen apiece and only work once.
  • Pinball Projectile: During the MahoraFest Arc, she manages to conceal her hiding spot this way.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her hair turns white when she releases her demon powers.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When she finally reveals where she's been during the entire Magic World arc.
    Mana: Don't ever think of touching my classmate with that filthy hand of yours. You wooden doll.
  • Private Military Contractors: She explained that she was once a part of one of these named Kanbanurae. She traveled to so many battlefields across the far corners of the globe that Negi questioned whether she could be 15 years of age.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Pretends to be only in it for money, but joins Chao because she believes in her ideals. Doesn't stop her from taking the money, though. Off duty, she has a minor rivalry with Kaede and has a mutual respect for Negi, who she has helped in the past.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Down to her waist.
  • Senseless Violins: She brings along a guitar case for her Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: The outfit that she wears as part of her disguise to sneak into the Governor-General's Ball at Ostia has an Impossibly-Low Neckline.
  • Sniper Rifle: Her long-range Weapon of Choice is a Remington M700 sniper rifle.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She towers over her classmates and looks so much older than her classmates that she gets taken for a university student rather than a middle schooler.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's aloof and very professional about her job, yet she has a more open and kind side that she's willing to show to those who get close to her when she isn't working.
  • Unorthodox Reload: During the assault on the Governor's Ball she reloads in mid fight by ejecting clips from a pocket dimension and having the flips fly into her guns to reload.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: From the same battle, she pulls out massive rifles from her cleavage. Misora is baffled as to how they fit.
  • Villains Out Shopping: The villain status of anyone in Negima is questionable, but right after her antagonist stint in Mahorafest we see her trying and failing to get her student discount at the movie theater.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her half demon form has white hair, one glowing eye and two small black wings.
  • Younger than She Looks: Which gives her issues when she wants the child price on a movie ticket.

    Ayaka Yukihiro 

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (Japanese) and Laura Bailey (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Ayaka is the Class Representative of 2/3-A, a filthy-rich lady, and Asuna's best friend and rival of sorts. She has a reputation as a Comedic Shotacon and intense reactions to Negi, though hints abound that she may be seeing him as a Replacement Goldfish for a stillborn little brother who would've been around Negi's age. Kotaro later moves into her room and the pair quite explicitly fail to get along as well as Ayaka and Negi do.

Towards the end of the series, she finally gets a pactio card from Negi, which allows her to "organize a meeting" with anyone, no matter who they are or how difficult they would be to reach.


  • Academic Athlete: She's athletic and among the highest scorers on school exams.
  • The Ace: Ayaka has many talents, gets very good grades, and leads the craziest class in all of Mahora Academy.
  • Auntie Pennybags: She hates the idea of looking like a Rich Bitch and throwing money around carelessly, so she only uses her money helping others or if Negi is involved.
  • Beyond the Impossible: She's so "excited" during her pactio with Negi that she swaps the system around and almost gives him a pactio card.
  • Big Fancy House: As shown in her Day-In-The-Limelight chapter, she's quite reasonably loaded. And that's not even making mention of her family's seaside resort.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The Love Chart seems to lean more towards that: she's tied with Nodoka for the "selflessness" factor, but has it way lower than most in the "sexual lust" department.
  • Can't Catch Up: Ayaka started as Asuna's rival — both being athletic teens with a skill for martial arts able to match each other blow-for-blow. However, Asuna started training in martial arts, fought monsters and picked up kanka. Ayaka was crushed when she realized that Asuna was leagues ahead of her.
  • Cassandra Truth: When accused (often by Asuna) of being a Comedic Shotacon, Ayaka vehemently denies any inappropriate interest in Negi, often stating that her feelings for him are pure. As noted above, if Chamo's Love Chart is to be believed, this may actually be true.
  • Childhood Friends: Asuna's emotionless appearance when she was little irritated Ayaka, so she picked a fight that has defined their relationship ever since.
  • Class Representative: The role really shows with her butting heads with Asuna and any group activity she is present in. It also gives her the magical power to understand everything Zazie says even when Zazie doesn't say a thing.
  • Comedic Shotacon: Her constant fawning over Negi along with occasional massive Nosebleeds are always Played for Laughs.
  • Cool Big Sis: Since her actual brother was stillborn, this is what she tries to be for Negi. Unfortunately sometimes these moments are ruined by her Comedic Shotacon tendencies or other characters stealing the spotlight from her.
  • Covert Pervert: Inverted. Ayaka outwardly acts like an overbearing Shotacon, but her inner thoughts and feelings are far purer.
  • Crazy-Prepared: In Negima!? Neo, during a kiss Negi competition, she and most of the other girls get caught on a bridge that collapses. Four pages later, she re-enters the story with the other girls caught up in a net, wearing a bridal tress and doing her trademark Noblewoman's Laugh.
    "I thought this might happen. So I had them prepare the Yukihiro Conglomerate's private helicopter!"
  • Cry Cute: In Chapter 14, we see a flashback to when her little brother was stillborn. It's adorably heartbreaking.
  • Cry into Chest: Inverted at the end of Chapter 350, after burying a box full of pictures of her and Asuna as a memento before she goes on a Long Bus Trip, realizing they will never see each other again.
  • Determinator: Lived to the age of 115 out of sheer willpower so she could see Asuna again. Sadly, Asuna overslept by thirty years.
  • Dumb Blonde: Zigzagged. Academically she's one of the best students in the entire school, however she's a bit slow to pick up on things. Chisame easily tricks her during Mahorafest with a completely obvious lie, and she doesn't seem to understand the deal between Konoka and Setsuna when every other classmate has already figured it out.
  • Dynamic Entry: One of her trademarks is running into a room and shouting at the top of her lungs.
  • Fiction 500: Singlehandedly sponsored the whole "Battle of Mahora", and flew half the class to Wales on her private jet. Her family also owns a bunch of resort islands.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Young, beautiful and a prestigious ojou. She's combative around Asuna, but is otherwise quite kind.
  • Innocently Insensitive: During Asuna's date with Takamichi, she runs into Ayaka while he's using the bathroom. In the middle of their normal squabbling she says 'Unlike you, I have an elegant dinner party to attend with my family.' When Asuna, an orphan, comments that it's nice to have a family Ayaka flinches because her statement had been meant to emphasize the elegant party, not that she'd be attending with her family. She quickly apologizes in case Asuna took it that way since she and Asuna are actually best friends, even if they fight 95% of the time.
  • Interclass Friendship: With Asuna, until it turned out that Asuna was a princess, putting them at roughly the same social class.
  • I Will Wait for You: When Asuna goes into hibernation to strengthen the Magic World's foundation, Ayaka waited a full century for her to wake up. Unfortunately, Asuna "overslept" by thirty years and Ayaka died precisely the year she was supposed to wake up.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When she's not being a spoiled Ojou, she shows herself to have strong principles and be genuinely quite caring of others.
  • Keigo: Goes hand-in-hand with her pronoun and Ojou status.
  • Large Ham: When she's not acting like a Proper Lady - or when Asuna presses her Berserk Button - she starts saying and doing everything in an incredibly over-the-top manner. Laura Bailey's performance in the anime just adds to the ham.
  • Lightning Glare: Frequently gets into these with Asuna.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She knows something's up, but Asuna refuses to spill out her secret life. She still tries to help them any way she can. During the Magic World arc, she uses mundane methods to figure out the key points and discover who Evangeline is. Negi then includes her in his plan to save the Magic World.
  • Loving a Shadow: It's implied that the reason she's so fixated on Negi is because she thinks of him as being like the little brother who she never met.
  • Magic Misfire: Thanks to The Power of Love, she nearly breaks the pactio system and gives Negi a card instead of getting her own.
  • Nice Girl: While she does frequently fight with Asuna, she still cares for her deeply as well as the rest of the class. She also never takes advantage of Negi, even when it would put her in a favorable position.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Her trademark.
  • Nosebleed: Suffers from this on occasion of seeing Negi in an appearance "surprisingly appealing" to her taste. Taken Up to Eleven during the buildup to her Pactio with Negi.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being an Ojou, she's just as ridiculous in her mannerisms as most of Class 3-A. She tries to be a Proper Lady, but that's often overshadowed by her interactions with Asuna and Negi.
  • Odd Friendship: Ayaka is a hammy Ojou that values proper manners, looking nice and courtesy while Asuna is a poor student, doesn't take care of her appearance and has no use for good manners. They're best friends.
  • Ojou: Acts much more the part than Konoka, who is an Ojou.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: When she dresses up, it can be extremely elaborate. And extremely revealing, like during Mahorafest.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is very long and she is a high class lady.
  • Rich Bitch: Subverted. Turns out this is but a facade for her real Spoiled Sweet nature. She takes good care of her classmates and comforts Asuna when her date with Takamichi ends poorly. When others are in trouble she never thinks of herself.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Negi and Kotaro are the same age; she adores Negi and can't stand Kotaro. She explains that she doesn't like Negi because he's an adorable child but because he's an adorable pint-sized gentleman.
  • Stalker Shrine: In Negima!?, Ayaka was known for having her room filled with Negi-themed merchandise including pillows, swimsuits and bread.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Tall, blond and beautiful. Her looks intimidate more than one classmate.
  • Super Gullible: She's far from stupid, but she's quite ignorant in several areas. For example, Chisame has to keep her from following the group at one point and the only thing she can think to say is that Negi will be forced to marry Chao if he loses a contest with her. Not only does she buy it, she also believes Chisame when she says that her Magitek artifact that brought her and Makie into a virtual world is just a video game and this is totally how they work now, honest.
  • Team Mom: To her classmates, mostly. More so now that she has learnt parts of the truth and has been working behind the scenes.
  • Tempting Fate: Way back in Chapter 3, Ayaka was bragging about her breast size, saying Negi needed someone with a "motherly figure" to take care of him, daring anyone with a better figure to come closer. Cue Haruna pointing out she has larger breasts... Immediately followed by Asakura, Mana, Kaede, and Chizuru -- all of whom have even larger breasts in increasing sizes -- all walking into the bath.
  • Through His Stomach: At one point in the early volumes, Ayaka attempts to further endear herself to Negi with tea and cookies.
  • Tragic Stillbirth: Her little brother was stillborn, and it's heavily implied that she projects her feelings for him onto Negi (since he would have been around Negi's age if he was alive). Chapter 14 shows that his death is still affecting her, even ten years after the fact (it's even the subject of her Image Song in the first anime).
  • Unknown Rival: When Asuna arrived as a New Transfer Student, Ayaka declared that they were rivals. As Asuna was an Emotionless Girl at arrival, it took her several years to notice.
  • Upper-Class Equestrian: She is a super wealthy Ojou who is trained in riding horses - she's in the equestrian club at school and at her house they own a stable of horses she often rides for fun.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where she keeps her Pactio card.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds
    • With Asuna. Both shared their childhood as rivals, but hints abound that this is their way of showing their friendship, such as when Asuna literally kicked her out of her Heroic BSoD upon realizing that her little brother was stillborn, and Ayaka in turn acted as mediator between Negi and Asuna after they had a falling-out. This is further cemented at the end of Chapter 350 in a heartrending Cry Cute moment, when she realizes she will never see Asuna again. She lived to 115 out of sheer determination to see Asuna again.
    • She has a similar relationship with Kotaro, causing everyone to think they get along really well. Whether they do or not is debatable.
  • Younger than She Looks: Kotaro was very surprised when she told him she's fifteen, since he says she looks way older than that.

    Yūna Akashi 

Voiced by: Madoka Kimura (Japanese), Amber Cotton (English)

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Of the entire class, Yuna is probably most qualified for the title of "Genki Girl" — mischievous and enthusiastic, her charisma translates into her constant role as ringleader of the class's hijinks. Her physical abilities are quite high, but despite being the daughter of a magic teacher she's in the dark about magic, most likely because she's too busy lusting over him to worry about his job. She is not a formal member of Ala Alba, but instead later gets wrapped up in their shenanigans.

She later gains a pactio herself, a pair of magic guns inherited from her mother: Iris Tormentum - the Seven-Color Guns. They allow her to enchant her bullets with all sorts of magic effects, actually making her quite useful in combat, even though she joined the front lines late in the series and can only handle mid-level foes.


  • Abnormal Ammo: The guns from her pactio aren't particularly special. What's unique about them is that they can fire a huge variety of ammunition, some of it stuff that even Negi has never seen. Case in point, Yuna used a Spirit Form Canceller Bullet on Homura in one scene, forcing Homura out of her Salamander form for a short period.
  • Ancestral Weapon: It's hinted that Iris Tormentum could be her mother's.
  • Badass Longcoat: Her pactio card outfit has a long, light brown coat to fit the overall image.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Even when she lets her hair down it barely passes her shoulders. Given that she's an athlete, it's practical to keep it short.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She becomes jealous whenever her father is seen with another woman.
  • The Coats Are Off: She started the battle with the Fatettes with her Badass Longcoat on. Then Ako gave her that buttshot power boost. Note the absence of said longcoat when she gains Bullet Time as a result and shoots Koyomi in the face.
  • Daddy's Girl: She is very fond of her father. Maybe a little too fond.
  • D-Cup Distress: She is annoyed about her bust growing since it gets in the way of playing basketball.
  • Electra Complex: Mostly Played for Laughs, but she seems to have quite the infatuation for her father, who doesn't take her seriously.
  • Expy: While not similar to her in personality, her name is almost the same as that of Yuna from Final Fantasy X and she dresses similarly and dual wields pistols in the same manner.
  • Fanservice Pack: Earlier in the story she had a more average bust. She complains about a growth spurt and by the end she's rather stacked.
  • Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: She has been saying she wants to become her father's bride ever since she was in kindergarten. Her father would like her to quit it as that stopped being cute after she graduated elementary school, now it's only creepy.
  • Genki Girl: Her mother Yuuko apparently encouraged this aspect of her personality.
  • Guns Akimbo: Dual wields pistols with her pactio active. During the climax of the MahoraFest arc, she's shown to be wielding magical guns with a high degree of skill.
  • Gunslinger: She tends to favor close range combat and speed, especially when working in conjunction with Ako.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Granted, she was boosted by Ako's artifact, but Yuna actually managed to hit a speed-enhanced Koyomi with her guns.
  • Large Ham Title: She sometimes gets overly excited and likes being referred to as "Yuna☆Kid"note  or just "The Kid."
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Yūna's father keeps her magical heritage a secret, though he did intend to tell her when she got older.
  • Missing Mom: Yuuko died when Yuna was just five old. According to Takane, she was born and raised in Mundus Magicus, and was a goverment agent sent to Megalomesembira on an operation related to the current crisis, which was where and how she died.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: She puts on a lame mask and doesn't cover up her distinctive hair when attempting to trick Yue and Nodoka into giving up their badges.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's very athletic and plays basketball.
  • Pursuing Parental Perils: The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue reveals that she has since followed her late mother's profession as an agent of Megalomesembria.
  • Stripperific: Her Pactio outfit exposes a lot of choice skin to little practical effect. If anything, what she does wear would get in the way.
  • Surrogate Soliloquy: To the picture of her mother.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Chapter 310, she takes a petrification dart for Makie, with predictable results. She gets better by Chapter 332.
  • Tell Me About My Mother: A variant. She never knew nor asked, but after being deeply involved in the magic business, Takane decides it's high time she learns the truth and directly asks Takane if she knows about the exact circumstances behind Yuuko's death and Takane tells her that as well.
  • Tomboy: Yūna has short hair, a love of sports, and acts more boyish than her more girly friends.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Yūna is the tomboy to Akira's, Makie's, and Ako's girly girls.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Fit, outgoing, and plays sports. She also is a surprisingly good cook, has neat domestic skills and likes to go shopping.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: In her Pactio outfit.
  • Young Gun: During the Mahorafest battle she showed some excellent skills with the magical weaponry and she is, of course, very immature. She later gets a gun from her pactio with magical ammunition and proves quite valuable during the battle with the Fatettes.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her Pactio card outfit she wears long yellow footwear that does an odd split above the knee.

    Ako Izumi 

Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (Japanese) and Avery Rice-Williams (English)

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Ako is one of the more normal girls in the class and hangs out with the cheerleaders, who are also part of their band Dekopin Rocket. She has some major insecurities regarding the huge scar on her back, the origin of which is unknown. Furthermore, she's aware that she's nothing special, which is pretty detrimental to her self esteem. Upon seeing Negi's teenaged form, she develops a massive crush without knowing his true identity.

She was dragged along to the Magic World and had a continuation of her Mahorafest mini arc. She later gains a pactio of her own from Negi, which is a giant magic needle which she can use to numb pain and heal her allies, give them a Super Serum, or mess with their perception.


  • A-Cup Angst: She wishes her chest was a little bigger and she's quite jealous of Yūna's growth spurt.
  • Afraid of Blood: She's not good with the sight of blood. When she accidentally hits her head, she doesn't even notice until she sees she's bleeding, at which point she passes out.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: The outfit of her Pactio card has cat ears and a tail.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: Ako spends several panels battling over this when she watches over Negi.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: She, Akira, and Natsumi are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has a ton of self-esteem issues. She considers herself plain and unimportant.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's a nurse's assistant and has an artifact based around the idea, complete with fanservicey outfit.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She wasn't sure what her artifact's power was at first. Fortunately, she figured it out before the big battle.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Poor Ako has issues with just about everything about herself.
  • Interface Screw: Her artifact can inject a drug that inverts the victim's senses, making it quite difficult for them to move.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: She has the accent, though you're unlikely to pick it up in any translation since it's not really emphasized much.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frequently refers to herself as a "side character" as opposed to main characters like Negi. People tell her that she's the main character of her own story, but she acts like a side character there too.
  • Love Hurts: She's utterly crushed when she finds out "Nagi" is Negi magically aged-up, but she gets over it.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She develops a crush on Negi in his teenage alter-ego "Nagi".
  • Made a Slave: She, Akira, and Natsumi sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for her expensive medicine.
  • Meido: She's turned into slave waitress in the Magic World, at which point she gets a meido like outfit.
  • Nice Girl: Good natured and all around pleasant, Ako is the very definition of nice.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has a large scar on her back. It's a large part of her character background that she is ashamed by it, has a phobia of blood from the accident when she received it, and freaks out when Negi sees it. She later had it healed.
  • Shower of Angst: Has one after she finds out that the boy she loves doesn't actually exist.
  • Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery.
  • Status Buff: Her artifact's power is to buff someone's senses and reaction times.
  • Support Party Member: She doesn't have any outright combat skill, but can instead buff her allies or debuff her foes.
  • Take Me Instead: When Tosaka figures out Nagi's true identity, she basically offers to make herself into a sex slave if he keeps quiet about it. Since Tosaka is only jealous of Nagi's talent and not a completely creepy asshole, he calls her a complete moron and drops the issue.
  • The Un-Reveal: The audience never learns how she got that massive scar on her back.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ice-blue, to be exact. In her Day in the Limelight she notes this as one of her unusual traits.
  • You Won't Feel a Thing: Claims her needle isn't as painful as it sounds, but some of the members have a different opinion on that.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: In her slave clothes and after gaining her Pactio.
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    Natsumi Murakami 

Voiced by: Mai Aizawa (Japanese) and Majken Bullard (English)

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Natsumi is Chizuru's rather plain roommate and first takes a real role in the story when she stumbles upon Kotaro in his dog form, after which she takes him home and becomes his surrogate sister figure. Or at least, that's how it worked for Kotaro, while Natsumi actually ends up developing a crush on the boy.

She stows away to the Magical World and ends up with Akira and Ako before continuing her Kotaro focused subplot. She eventually makes a pactio with Kotaro, becoming his first ministra. Natsumi's artifact, Adjutor Solitarius (Lonely Stagehand) is a mask that, when covering her eye, makes her completely undetectable by magical or physical means, even if she's right in front of someone's face. She can extend this effect to whoever she holds hands with, making it an extremely useful ability.


  • A-Cup Angst: She views herself as rather plain, especially compared to her busty roommates Ayaka and Chizuru. Even when comparing to one of the more average girls like Chisame she laments that none of them are middle school sized.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kotaro. She's a Tsundere who sucks at admitting how she feels. Kotaro is the classic Chaste Idiot Hero and an Oblivious to Love Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She quickly develops a crush on Kotaro, but sucks at admitting it, let alone expressing how she feels.
  • Character Development: She begins the Magic World arc as something of a coward, but during the final battle she hardens her resolve and vows to do what's necessary to assist Ala Alba, even if she's scared.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Whenever she sees Kotaro with other girls, she gets jealous and begins comparing herself to them.
  • Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: Natsumi tries to kiss a sleeping Kotaro for a Pactio.
  • Fiery Redhead: Fits somewhat thanks to her Tsundere tendencies towards Kotaro.
  • First Kiss: Forms a pactio with Kotaro during the Governor's Ball after a lengthy chase scene.
  • The Generic Girl: Her physical development is behind a lot of the class, she doesn't have any special talents and she doesn't stand out much, to her dismay.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: She, Ako, and Akira are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has poor self esteem regarding her looks and charm, notably disliking both her red hair and freckles.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Poor Natsumi keeps comparing herself to all the girls Kotaro is friends with and wondering how she even holds a candle to them.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Kotaro, since he is a half-Dog Demon. She gets some conflicting feelings when Kotaro goes full wolf form.
  • Invisibility Cloak: Adjutor Solitarius moves the user into the mental blind spot of everyone around the user. This is an extremely rare artifact: It hasn't appeared in centuries.
  • I Will Find You: The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue revealed that Kotaro simply ran off for some "ninja training" and she returned to the Magical World to chase him down. She found him and after years of Belligerent Sexual Tension, they finally ended up getting married in 2015.
  • Love at First Sight: When Kotaro transforms back into a boy, Natsumi can't help but blush and think he looks really cool.
  • Made a Slave: She, Ako, and Akira sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for a very ill Ako's expensive medicine.
  • A Match Made in Stockholm: Natsumi enters into the plot with a naked Kotaro behind her and a few inches from digging his claws into her neck (stop thinking those dirty thoughts), Kotaro was just scared after passing out and waking in a strange room. Anyway, guess who Natsumi later gets a crush on, who Kotaro forms a Pactio with, and who the only two characters to have the name of their spouse confirmed in the epilogue are?
  • Meido: The slave outfit.
  • Nice Girl: Leaving aside her low self-esteem issues, Natsumi is a good girl.
  • Nice Hat: Gets a very nice one alongside a Pimped-Out Dress and a pretty cape after forging a Pactio with Kotaro.
  • The Nondescript: Again, Natsumi tends to have a hard time standing out among her more remarkable classmates (especially her roommates, who are both absurdly rich and stacked). Adjutor Solitarius takes this and absolutely runs with it.
  • Official Couple: She and Kotaro are the only couple that is confirmed to be together in the epilogue.
  • Performance Anxiety: Her character profile mentions this as one of the things she likes.
  • Personality Powers: Just in case we forgot, Natsumi has a hard time standing out. Adjutor Solitarius just loves toying with this.
  • The Reveal: She's the final stowaway to Mundus Magicus, but it isn't revealed until a fair amount later than the rest.
  • Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery she gets a collar that can give her electric shocks in the event of attempted escapes or the like.
  • Tears of Fear: As she comes face to face with Fate (who doesn't notice her presence due to her artifact), he wrecks the platform they were just standing on. As the rest of the group recovers, poor Natsumi is reduced to tears due to the complete terror she feels. She quickly recovers and decides that she'll do her best, fear bedamned.
  • They Do: Got married to Kotaro in 2015.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her section of the epilogue indicated that she went back to the Magical World to hunt down Kotaro and ended up going on an adventure larger than her summer one. When she finally met Kotaro again, she managed to punch him seven times in a surprise attack.
  • Tsundere: Sweet type. Natsumi is a Nice Girl at heart; she just has a mountain of insecurities and Kotaro tends to bring out the worst in her because she can't come to terms with the fact she loves him.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles and isn't happy about it.

    Makie Sasaki 

Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese) and Kate Oxley (English)

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Makie is a sweet, bubbly girl and one of the first to develop a serious crush on Negi after seeing he was seriously pursuing his dreams and not just a cute little mascot. She's an impossibly talented gymnast in regards to her ability to utilize ribbons in her performances. She is not particularly bright, but she has a very supportive personality.

Makie was one of the stowaways to the Magic World. She later gains a pactio from Negi, and hers is unique in that it comes with five separate artifacts - an infinitely extending ribbon, a ball that can explode on contact, a pair of clubs that can grant her strength and change in size, and hula rings, though it is unknown what they do. It makes her versatile in the few combat situations she takes part in, but she is too inexperienced and lacks true strength or skill.


  • A-Cup Angst: Having a busty girl like Yuna as a friend can make one feel intimidated.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Negi cheering her up when she was down was one of the reasons she fell in love with him.
  • Berserk Button: Being called childish really sets her off. She even chews out Evangeline for calling her as such.
  • Book Dumb: She's rather ditzy and represents Baka Pink. During the Magic World, she begins learning a surprising amount of its history and after the arc ends begins studying seriously, raising her grades in the process.
  • Building Swing: When she was briefly vampirized by Evangeline, she would swing around with her ribbon.
  • Character Development: Having been seen by others as childish, Makie starts taking her life more seriously and begins to improve her grades and overall demeanor.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: With regards to her skill with that gymnastics ribbon. For example, she can use it to catch balloon strings or make nets, though the net fails to capture Asuna.
  • Cosmetic Catastrophe: She tends to put on make-up a tad too enthusiastically whenever she tries to on her own.
  • The Ditz: She's rather spacy and uninterested in school, giving her the title of Baka Pink.
  • Genius Ditz: She knows exactly who her rivals are. After she explains to Yue that her feelings are rather obvious.
    Yue: "W-Wh-Why can you give such a complete analysis of someone's history like that?!"
  • Genki Girl: Describes herself as a 'overflowing with energy type teenage girl'.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in twintails.
  • Global Ignorance: Yuna says Makie can't find Germany, Italy or France on a map, and thinks that Switzerland is near England and that Australia is around Europe.
  • Hot Teacher: In the epilogue, after she graduated from university she ended up becoming Mahora's PE teacher. All the male students seem to have a crush on her.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: You'll be amazed at the number of things she can do with that gymnastics ribbon.
  • Ms. Fanservice: That Sensual Spandex isn't just for easy movement.
  • Nice Girl: Makie is exceedingly nice and despite being in direct competition with her for Negi's feelings, she actually encourages Yue to confess to him because she feels that she's worked so hard that she deserves the chance.
  • No-Sell: Immune to the Lotus-Eater Machine because she is so cheerful that she is completely satisfied with her life.
  • Odd Friendship: Late into the series she strikes one up with Yue. They both lampshade how different they actually are and how despite being classmates they haven't really talked all that much.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She loves gymnastics and takes them quite seriously. She's a member of a fairly gender neutral sport and isn't particularly intelligent, though.
  • Please Wake Up: To Negi during their confrontation with Poyo, when he's stuck in Cosmo Entelecheia.
  • The Power of Love: She and several of the other stowaways learn that their positive feelings for Negi can alleviate his Dark Negi mode.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's almost perpetually optimistic and cheerful.
  • Sensual Spandex: Well, she is a gymnast.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She's actually capable of doing decently. She picks up the geography and history of the Magic World quite quickly, startling Yuna. She builds off this and ends up getting some decent test scores with practice.
  • Super Gullible: Chisame has to keep her from following the group at one point and the only thing she can think to say is that Negi will be forced to marry Chao if he loses a contest with her. Not only does she buy it, she also believes Chisame when she says that her Magitek artifact that brought her and Ayaka into a virtual world is just a video game and this is totally how they work now, honest. Chisame is relieved to find that they're hopelessly ignorant and a complete ditz respectively.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She absolutely hates slimy things.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

    Akira Ookōchi 

Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (Japanese), Jenny Phagan (English, Mahou Sensei Negima!) and Cherami Leigh (English, Negima!?)

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Akira is one of the gentlest members of the cast and particularly enjoys helping others. While most of the class is energetic and difficult to control, Akira is always calm and quiet. She's quite fond of Negi, the nature of which is left vague. She's an excellent swimmer.

She stows away to the Magic World, where she ends up getting a great deal more focus and speaks much more than normal. Late in the story, she gains a pactio from Negi that allows her to travel between bodies of water instantly, in a world where teleportation magic is rare and difficult.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's tall, a Statuesque Stunner, very quiet and has very long dark hair.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She really loves helping people when they're troubled. Look no further than the time Negi lost his magical ring in the pool, and some of the girls teased him into getting the same from them. Misora (whom Akira caught up personally despite her Super Speed artifact), Yuuna, Haruna, and Fumika all got dunked into the pool for their troubles; it even made Kaede, Ku Fei, and Mana pay attention.
  • Blank White Eyes: When she goes berserk on the girls teasing Negi in her Day in the Limelight. She looks pretty sad while doing it too.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She can't bring herself to tell Ako that Nagi the gladiator is actually Negi in magical disguise.
  • Cool Big Sis: She seems to default to a supportive big sister attitude, especially to Ako. Even Negi isn't immune, though.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 166 is a No-Dialogue Episode, as a nod to her role as The Quiet One. She helps Negi retrieve his casting focus ring. She has another one in the brief calm after the Ball where she speaks to Negi about Makie, Ako and Yuuna.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: She only concludes a Pactio in the very last volume, and there is no longer any serious threat to fight by that time so it's only Played for Laughs.
  • Godiva Hair: She bumps into Negi at the bath while swimming around. Her hair covers anything too important.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: She, Ako, and Natsumi are forced to wear Meido outfits and shock collars after selling themselves into slavery.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Uses her skills as a swimmer in a dodgeball game.
  • Love Informant: She tries to make Negi aware that Ako and Makie have crushes on him. He doesn't get it until Akira properly explains the kind of "like" she means. Negi becomes shocked.
  • Made a Slave: She, Ako, and Natsumi sell themselves into slavery shortly after their arrival in the Magical World to pay for a very ill Ako's expensive medicine.
  • Matchmaker Crush: She's heavily implied to be attracted to Negi herself but is more interested in her friends getting a shot. Chamo insinuates this in Chapter 348, which she tries to deny.
  • Meido: While working as a slave, she's basically a maid and has appropriate attire.
  • Nice Girl: One of the nicest and kindest characters in the series.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: She can't bring herself to tell Ako that Nagi and Negi are the same person for fear of hurting her and destroying her emotional supports. Ako finds out about it on her own after she's had time to grow much more attached to Nagi, meaning she's much more hurt than if Akira had just told Ako or let Chisame do it.
  • The Quiet One: Early on. She became less quiet during the Magic World arc. Heck, there was one chapter told from her perspective, and it didn't have a line of dialogue.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her ponytail is easily hip length. You'd think that as a swimmer it would get in the way.
  • Reused Character Design: She looks a lot like Motoko Aoyama from Love Hina with longer hair.
  • Seashell Bra: In her pactio outfit she has a seashell bra as part of the mermaid theme.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Minor example. She figures out that "Nagi" is Negi almost instantly because of Kotaro's magical disguise and Negi referring to Ako as his student, but can be seen stopping herself from thinking or asking about it because the implications are pretty bad. She's not very good at lying to herself, however.
  • Shipper on Deck: Pushes Negi into having a pactio with Ako, Makie and Yuuna so the first two get a chance to kiss him and that he'll take the third more seriously.
  • Slave Collar: After selling herself into slavery. It can apply a shock if her owner desires, but they're not supposed to and can get in legal trouble for it. Or in literal Mama Bear trouble.
  • Statuesque Stunner: One of the tallest and oldest looking girls.
  • Team Mom: She helps keep order among the stowaway girls due to being the only really mature one of the bunch.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Her pactio allows her to teleport through water for distances of up to three hundred meters at once. This does not have any kind of mana cost, allowing her to use it rapidly and without tiring.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She's quiet, supportive and surprisingly strong willed.
  • Younger than She Looks: She looks at least five years older than her actual age.

    Zazie Rainyday 

Voiced by: Yuka Inokuchi (Japanese) and Carrie Savage (English)

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Zazie is the one member of Class 2/3-A that's gotten almost no Character Development at all. From what little information is given on her, she almost never speaks, appears to be some sort of circus performer, and has a number of weird black ghost blobs that accompany her everywhere. She can also apparently see Sayo. Her classmates are aware of her oddities and don't really know what to think of her.


  • Bare Your Midriff: In several of her outfits.
  • Circus of Fear: She performs in what is called the "Nightmare Circus". Given what we've seen of the company she keeps, one can't help but wonder how much of that name is an act.
  • Cleavage Window: Part of her Harlequin outfit.
  • The Comically Serious: Her reaction to Setsuna's part in the Lotus-Eater Machine, which features Konoka in a Hadaka Apron?
    "My apologies. That was an inappropriate example."
  • Cute Monster Girl: She was seen with long claws in an early chapter showing off the class. It's also unclear if what's on her face is paint or just how she looks. She's also shown to have a demon tail and wings in her Pactio outfit.
  • Cute Mute: She almost never speaks before the end of the Magic World. Classmates are surprised to hear her even let out a few words.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has dark skin and white hair. She's not ditzy, but it's definitely unclear where she's from.
  • Facial Markings: A teardrop over one eye, and what looks like a scar over the other.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Though her hat is one color, two flaps, no bells. It still has the design, though.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: The only difference between her and her twin sister Poyo is the shape of their eyes.
  • Idiot Hair: She has one.
  • I See Dead People: She can apparently see Sayo.
  • Mystical White Hair: Even her other classmates suspect there's something up with her. Like Sayo, it indicates that she's not exactly human.
  • Our Demons Are Different: She's a demon princess.
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: To signify her demonic nature.
  • The Quiet One: Even with as little screentime as she gets she's still obviously the quietest person in the class. Near the end of the Magic World she becomes chattier.
  • Sexy Jester: She's a clown/mime girl with an talent for acrobatics, animal training and juggling. Her outfit for doing these things was clearly meant to invoke this trope.
  • Silent Bob: Ayaka, at least, can understand her perfectly over the phone despite her not saying a word. When asked how, Akamatsu said "It seems to be an obvious power of class representatives to understand the intentions of their classmates".
  • Tareme Eyes: Unlike "Poyo", who has harsher looking Tsurime Eyes.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: With "Poyo".
  • Visible Silence: For the bulk of the manga, her speech bubbles are just "..."
  • Winged Humanoid: She has a large pair of demon wings in her unused Pactio outfit.
  • Wolverine Claws: She's shown with massive claws early in the series.

    Satomi Hakase 

Voiced by: Mai Kadowaki (Japanese), Jayme Westman (English, Negima!) and Carrie Savage (English, Negima!?)

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Class 2/3-A's other resident supergenius after Chao, Hakase is basically a Mad Scientist. Apparently aware of the existence of magic long before the series started, Hakase is primarily interested in its scientific applications and the development of Magitek, resulting in Chachamaru, who, with Evangeline's help, was developed as a joint product of magic and science.

Personality-wise, Hakase is somewhat obsessive about her work, often working so late she simply falls asleep in the lab. She also approaches things from a very logical perspective, meaning that she often fails to consider how her experiments might affect others personally.


  • Age-Gap Romance: Assuming the Megalomesembrian senator she married was Godel, that means her husband in the epilogue is old enough to be her father.
  • Brainy Brunette: One of the most intelligent students in 3-A.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Comes with being a Mad Scientist, but best demonstrated at the martial arts tournament, where one of her robots was competing.
    Hakase: Unfortunately, his weapons systems aren't lethal...
    Commentator: Unfortunately?!
  • Forehead of Doom: Ties her hair back, presumably to keep it out of her eyes. This leaves her with a big, wide forehead.
  • For Science!: In any given situation, anything she does is most likely for this reason.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She built Chachamaru and appears to have all sorts of bizarre gadgets stashed around such as the weird backpack thing with multiple arms.
  • Genius Slob: She sleeps in her lab sometimes and leaves her underwear lying around, which gets comments from the guy scientists who share the lab.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She tends to get carried away by her scientific mind and search for knowledge, which leads to her unintentionally disregarding others' feelings. One time, Hakase actually made Chachamaru cry when she checked her memory against her wishes to find out who was the one she liked.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls her Hakase not because they're being formal but rather because it's a pun: Hakase is a homonym for professor.
  • Mad Scientist: She claims she sold her soul to science and can get quite carried away.
  • Motherly Scientist: While her For Science! attitude gets in the way sometimes, Hakase really does seem to view Chachamaru as her daughter, which is first hinted during her highlight chapter. This is practically laid out in the open for the readers when she starts mothering a broken and battered Chachamaru after being torn apart by Quartum. She tends to get weird whenever she tries to show her affection, though.
  • Offscreen Romance: In the epilogue, Hakase is implied to have married Kurt Godel, of all people. The audience never gets to even see these two together. There's only a brief implication that Negi would introduce them to each other near the end.
  • Punny Name: Using Alternate Character Reading, hakase can mean "professor".
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Normally very unconcerned with her looks, when Evangeline decides to dress her up she's surprisingly cute.
  • Shipper on Deck: She becomes supportive of Chachamaru's crush on Negi once she finds out about it. She even made a child body for Chachamaru to match Negi.
  • So Proud of You: When Chachamaru punches her in the face due to a breach of privacy in chapter 75.
  • Teen Genius: She has the second best grades (behind Chao) and wonders if her work with Chachamaru could earn her a Nobel Prize.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She's unconcerned regarding her appearance and just sleeps when she drops. Her hair is styled to not get in the way, she dresses in odd clothes and her attitude generally isn't doing her any favors either. When Evangeline dresses her up, however, she's shown to be quite cute.
  • Wall of Text: Her rant about robot love:
    "I tell you, that's impossible! It just can't happen! Eva-san's automatons are robots with their anima magically ensouled! Did you hear me just then?! "Ensouled!" How unscientific is that?! Of all things - love!! Love, the one emotion that defies all rational thought and explanation!! Am I to become a philosopher, then? Am I to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the human condition?! For an artificial intelligence to even experience such a thing - to fall into the realm of the subjective rather than the objective - that can lead only to one, inevitable conclusion - that Chachamaru has become self-aware! When one can monitor one's internal thought patterns with an 'inner eye' - that is self-awareness! We're talking meta-consciousness here! There's no scientific rationale for that!! Chachamaru was never intended to develop such a thing.. then again - then again - when it comes to emotions, who can say what is or isn't rational?! To be human is to have emotions, and to have emotions is to have love. And, once there's love, he, why not throw reproductive endocrinology into the mix! I mean, why not, right?! And reproduction means death - which is all well and good if we're talking about replicants, but we're not - we're talking about robots! Robots don't have emotion - they just can't. Or could it be that - maybe, just maybe! - it's only the ghost of an emotion, generated by her auto-learning program...? Still - even so - from a strictly methodological standpoint - it's all too bloody subjective for a scientist to wrap her mind around, don't you think? Science is absolute!! It's... ohmigawd, what am I saying, it sounds like I've given up! This isn't good - it's not good, I tell you! - Since when has the lack of an easy answer been an excuse to... For what did I sell my soul to science if not to answer those very same hard questions?! Was it the magic based power system that Eva-san gave me which caused an unforeseen side-effect on her systems?! No. No! I can't accept that. That's just another easy answer - that's what that is!! Then again, there is that brother-sister team at M.I.T. that supposedly engineered an artificial intelligence capable of independent emotion, so maybe..."
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    Satsuki Yotsuba 

Voiced by: Naomi Inoue (Japanese) and Monica Rial (English)

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Satsuki is one of the few mature students in class 3-A and both knows what she wants and knows how she'll get it. She's an excellent cook and helps run Chao Bao Zi, which is something of a safe ground due to her popularity with both staff and students, who do not wish to make her angry by picking fights at her food stand.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The only member of 3-A to be admired by Evangeline. Naturally the rest of the class is pretty fond of her too.
  • Animal Motifs: Is commonly drawn with a Koala behind her.
  • Art Shift: In the anime, she was initially drawn as a rather chubby girl compared to the rest of the class. This didn't last long.
  • Brown Note: Manages to immediately calm a group of fighting rival university clubs simply by telling them to stop. She's that nice.
  • Catch a Falling Star: Catches Negi and Chao in her flying tramcar restaurant. It was Chao who built that ability in, but still.
  • Character Shilling: She gets most of an entire chapter devoted to people talking about how great she is. Even Evangeline pops in out of nowhere to say that she's the only student she admires. Then she disappears for most of the rest of the manga.
  • Chubby Chef: She has an affinity for cooking, and is easily the chubbiest of her classmates.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in pigtails.
  • The Heart: Very good at calming tense situations and can even talk Evangeline out of doing mean things.
  • Nice Girl: Very much so. She loves cooking for the class and her teacher when she realizes he's feeling down.
  • Speech Bubbles: She actually speaks without them in most of her dialogue. Whenever she does use a speech bubble, it's more for an action (like smiling) or to make a very important remark.
  • Supreme Chef: So much that a single sip of her soup can make you go from a tired wreck to Hot-Blooded. The title on her card even translates to "fabulous cook".
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Loved by everyone on campus for her cooking ability. Even Eva admires her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: With her quiet disapproval she's capable of calling out the entire class and getting them to realize that they're being huge jerks.

    Misora Kasuga 

Voiced by: Ai Bandou (Japanese) and Wendy Powell (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Misora is one of the mage students at Mahora, though apparently only because her parents want her to be. She works under Sister Shakti as an apprentice and goes around dressed as a nun when doing mage work, which she treats with about the respect you'd give a part time job. She's fond of pranks, gossiping and pretending she has nothing to do with what's going on.

She has a pactio with Cocone that grants her a pair of shoes that give her super speed, which she uses almost exclusively to run away from danger.


    Chizuru Naba 

Voiced by: Misa Kobayashi (Japanese) and Amy Rosenthal (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Chizuru is the motherly and caring roommate of Natsumi. She serves as something of a big sister figure for Kotaro, who is somewhat terrified of her. A natural conclusion for him to reach since she can be rather scary in general.

She remains out of the loop for most of the story, but near the end when Negi needs to enlist her help for his plan to save the Magic World, she makes a pactio with him that gives her a magic spring onion and allows her to control whoever she inserts it into.


  • Apron Matron: When the injured dog you take in turns into a young half-demon boy, what do you do? Chizuru takes him in and all but adopts him, whether he wants her to or not.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: To Graf Herrmann, which impresses him enough to kidnap her.
  • Ass Shove: One Running Gag has her trying to cure ailments by shoving spring onions up the rears of those afflicted — usually Kotaro, to his neverending terror. In fact, her Pactio card is one such leek. She uses it on Negi in order to force him to talk about something he considers private.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one under her left eye.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her old or mature, much less insinuate so. Just don't.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: There's a few scoops of psychosis layered in with all that maternal benevolence.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as a big sister figure to Natsumi and later Kotaro. Well, perhaps more motherly than sisterly, but if you say that she'll probably kill you.
  • Cute and Psycho: Played for Laughs, she's a deeply caring, beautiful girl with underlying psychosis that scares both Kotaro and Natsumi.
  • The Dreaded: Kotaro is terrified of her.
  • Expy: Of Love Hina's Mutsumi.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Seems to take care of most of this sort of thing around her dorm room.
  • Gag Boobs: Negi somehow gets caught in her bathing suit and nearly drowns.
  • Healing Shiv: Her artifact, sorta. It heals status ailments in a highly unpleasant manner.
  • Indifferent Beauty: She's beautiful, mature and busty, but doesn't really seem to care.
  • Mama Bear: Gives Graf Herrmann one hell of an Armor-Piercing Slap for threatening Kotaro.
  • Marshmallow Hell: One of the more notable examples in the series that named the trope, at one point Negi somehow got caught in her bikini top. She made no real attempt to extricate him, opting rather to giggle at the situation while Negi struggled to breathe. Also, when Kotaro showed up again and started threatening her and Natsumi, she simply marshmallow hell-brainwashed him.
  • Memetic Badass: An In-Universe example: World class fighter Kotaro is still terrified of her and her leeks.
  • Mind-Control Device: The leek in her Pactio. In exchange for her... shoving it up somone's ass, it heals the target in exchange for obedience to her until it wears off.
  • Ojou: Apparently as rich as Ayaka, and is perhaps the main reason they are close friends and share a dorm room. According to Kotaro, the Naba family seems to be into heavy industries.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Has somewhat smaller versions of the hair style, and she's eventually revealed to come from a wealthy background just like Ayaka.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has hair to around her waist.
  • Running Gag: Um, Chizuru, what are you about to do with that leek?
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships Kotaro/Natsumi pretty quickly, and even starts setting it up.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Sweet, caring and revealed to be as rich as Ayaka.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Helps to facilitate Kotaro's Heel–Face Turn by offering him food.
  • The Tease: Became like this towards Kotaro after the main Magic World arc.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During the Sports Festival, she rams her pactio leeks up Negi's ass in a childish attempt to find out who he likes. Her pactio leeks have a mind control effect, upping the ante that much more.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A kind and reserved Japanese girl that lets no one endanger her charge.
  • Younger than She Looks: She's one of the younger students despite being the most well-endowed and one of the more mature ones.

    Fuuka & Fumika Narutaki 

Fuuka (left) is voiced by: Kimiko Koyama (Japanese) and Alison Viktorin (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

Fumika (right) is voiced by: Mari Kanou (Japanese) and Alison Viktorin (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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The cheerful childlike twins of Class 2/3-A, the Narutaki twins are known for their rambunctiousness, with an apparent hobby of catching people off-guard with their appearances fit for a nine-year-old. They're also good friends with Kaede, who has taught them some basic techniques of her craft.


    Misa Kakizaki 

Voiced by: Shizuka Ito (Japanese) and Gwendolyn Lau (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Misa is more or less a stereotypical cheerleader. She and her fellow cheerleaders Sakurako and Madoka love to hang out, shop, wear stylish clothes, and talk about boys. She's also the vocalist/guitarist of their band "Dekopin Rocket". Misa is the only student said to have an actual long-term boyfriend, though it's implied to be not that serious (and said boyfriend seems to have vanished altogether post-Mundus Magicus).

She's best remembered for proposing a "Reverse Hikaru Genji Project" for Negi, after seeing just how cool he was in the Mahora Budokai. Although she followed Negi to the gate to Mundus Magicus with Yuna and the others, she was not transported there.


  • The Cheerleader: Played with — while she is one she's not as much of a snob as other examples of the trope.
  • Date Peepers: With the other cheerleaders when they mistakenly believe that Negi is on a date with Konoka.
  • Hair Decorations: Her hair clip.
  • Hive Mind: With Sakurako and Madoka in Negima!?.
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise: Sans the "surprise" element — she, Sakurako and Madoka did it to themselves to peep on Konoka and Negi without being noticed.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's among the prettiest of the 3-A girls and there's a particular scene near the end of the series where she tries to entice "Nagi" by exposing almost all of her chest.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Down to her waist.
  • Proud Beauty: She's not a cheerleader for nothing. She doesn't mind using her body to try and seduce Negi.
  • Wife Husbandry: Inverted — she's savvy enough to realize that in a few years, Negi will be a Bishōnen, and as both parties get older the age gap wouldn't matter so much. Perhaps she's already gotten a taste of it, after discovering exactly who "Nagi" (i.e. the aged-up Negi) really is.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purplish pink hair.

    Sakurako Shiina 

Voiced by: Akane Omae (Japanese, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?), Chiaki Omigawa (Japanese, Anime Final onwards) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (English, Mahou Sensei Negima! and Negima!?)

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Sakurako's biggest claim to fame is her otherworldly luck. Otherwise, she's just another cheerleader, doing what cheerleaders usually do. She's also the guitarist and main vocalist of "Dekopin Rocket", a band consisting of her and her fellow cheerleaders Misa and Madoka.


  • Alliterative Name: English only.
  • Anime Hair: Good luck trying to replicate that style in real life.
  • Born Lucky: Never bet against Sakurako. You will lose.
    • During the Kyoto arc, when Asakura (and Chamo) made a contest about who could steal Negi's lips during the night, none of the non-participants bet on Nodoka - except Sakurako, who then won the meal ticket jackpot.
    • This ability came in handy when Yuna, Makie, and the rest of the group following Ala Alba got lost in a fog on the way to the gate to Mundus Magicus. The odds of a normal human making it though the fog were, according to Donet McGuinness, about equal to a standard lottery odds. On average, it happens once every century. Sakurako, "Mahora's Lucky Mask" led them through. Word of God even states that were she to get a Pactio, she could increase her partner's luck.
    • In the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, it's stated that her mood actually affects the economy on a global scale.
  • The Cheerleader: Much nicer than the standard stereotype.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: Named Sakurako and related to luck.
  • Date Peepers: See Misa's entry.
  • Genki Girl: Almost as cheerful as the Narutaki twins.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has two sets of them.
  • Hive Mind: With Misa and Madoka in Negima!?.
  • Idol Singer: Not as much as Misa, but she also happens to be the main vocalist of Dekopin Rocket.
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise: Sans the "surprise" element — she, Misa and Madoka did it to themselves to peep on Konoka and Negi without being noticed.
  • Nice Girl: While all three cheerleaders are decent girls, she stands out as the friendliest.
  • Shipper on Deck: When Haruna and Madoka share a near-yuri moment towards the end of the series, she can't help but wonder what kind of pairing that is.

    Madoka Kugimiya 

Voiced by: Mami Deguchi (Japanese), Lucy Small (English, Negima!) and Mary Morgan (English, Negima!?)

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The third cheerleader, Madoka appears to be one of the only two Ordinary High School Students left in Class 2/3-A besides Misa. She is also the drummer for "Dekopin Rocket". She appears to have a crush on an aged-up Kotaro, though is also a bit boyish, and is apparently an Avril Lavigne fan.


  • Armor-Piercing Slap: To the aged-up Negi and Kotaro, when they accidentally walk in on Ako while she's changing and they accidentally see her scar. Played for Laughs when Kotaro casually blocks it at first, then she punches him.
  • Berserk Button: Making her play a male role.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Part of her Tomboy looks.
  • The Cheerleader: Again, much nicer than the archetypical portrayal.
  • Cross-Cast Role: More often than not she'd end up reluctantly accepting to play a male role.
  • Date Peepers: See Misa's entry.
  • Has a Type: She becomes attracted to guys with black hair and dog ears due to the crush she developed on Kotaro's aged-up form.
  • Hive Mind: With the other cheerleaders, in the Negima!? anime.
  • Instant Cosplay Surprise: Sans the "surprise" element — she, Misa and Sakurako did it to themselves to peep on Konoka and Negi without being noticed.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her attraction towards Kotaro's aged up form causes her to be attracted mainly to black-haired dog eared people.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: She develops a crush on Kotaro's aged up form. Then the age deceiving pills wear out and he de-ages right in front of her...
  • Rescue Romance: She started having a crush for the aged-up Kotaro after he saves her from some thugs.
  • Reused Character Design: Her appearance is based on short-haired Motoko from the last volumes of Love Hina.
  • Tomboy: Madoka prefers short hair, plays in a rock band and isn't afraid to get into a fight.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Much to her own frustration, her fellow cheerleaders are quite a bit more feminine than she is.
  • Tomboy Angst: Madoka has a lot features which makes her a Tomboy (notably short hair and a husky voice), but an important part of her character is that she hates them.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She has a low, husky voice that makes her sound masculine. She doesn't like it.
  • Tsundere: Has shades of this. Kotaro gets to experience both her sweet side and her punch.

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