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    Homura Akemi 
A New Transfer Student to Mitakihara. Following the events of the anime, she is Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life but is struggling without her Morality Pet Madoka.

  • Action Girl: Same as within the original anime. She takes on wraiths even with no powers.
  • Aloof Ally: Is still cold and distrustful of the other magical girls, causing trouble with them.
  • And Then What?: Doesn't know what to do without Madoka in her life.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Fights some wraiths with Mami in this position.
  • Badass Normal: After being Brought Down to Normal, still engages the wraiths in combat with bombs and borrowing Mami's guns.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After the wraiths steal her powers.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it when she believes her memories of Madoka were fake, only coming out of it upon seeing Madoka die.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: To say she is struggling with what to do without Madoka would be an understatement.
  • Discard and Draw: Homura's time manipulation powers are now replaced with memory manipulation powers. Subverted in that she always had her time manipulation powers, she only forgot them.
  • Emotionless Girl: Due to the wraiths stealing some of her emotions.
  • Energy Bow: Like Madoka, now sports a bow that fires energy arrows.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her inability to work with others often works against her.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Homura erased her memories of her Time Master abilities to force herself to move forward to keep her promise to Madoka. This results in the wraiths stealing her forgotten abilities, turning them into a far greater threat capable of transforming into witches. Not only does this (re-)teach Kyubey what witches are, he finds a way to remember after Homura reclaims and uses her Reset Button. All Homura does is add another layer to her self-loathing, which becomes the cornerstone of Kyubey's plan in Rebellion.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She is unsure of how to best use her powers now that they have been replaced with more Madoka-centric abilities.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The giant wraith impales her when she tries to retrieve her shield.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She sealed her own memories on how to perform her time magic in order to try to prevent Kriemhield Gretchen from coming out of her shield.
  • Mind Control: Possesses the ability to alter people's memories.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Kyubey touches her when she finally reaches her shield, causing him to remember the events of this manga despite the time reset and setting the events of Rebellion in motion.
  • Slasher Smile: Dons one when destroying the giant wraith.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She is called out by Mami on valuing her powers too highly, causing her to get into bad situations without backup.
  • Start of Darkness: This story foreshadows a great deal of the Sanity Slippage Homura will later go through in Rebellion.
  • Story-Breaker Power: As explained at the end, Homura's wish to protect Madoka and the countless timelines she traveled through have given her power great enough to surpass Madoka's, if she ever chooses to wield it. This caused extreme problems when the wraiths stole it, as they were granted enough emotional power to start becoming witches themselves.
  • Time Master: The power she lost and the one the wraiths gain when they take a piece of her heart.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her erasing her memories of her time magic causes the wraiths to be in a position to steal it, with catastrophic results.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Madoka's wraith suggests she abandon the current world and go back through the portal in her shield to meet with Madoka. Ultimately, Homura refuses, as she believes Madoka would hate her if she abandoned the current world to its death.
  • You Are Too Late: Comes a minute too late to save Sayaka from the giant wraith.

    Madoka Kaname 
A girl who appears to Homura Akemi. She is a wraith who took on the original Madoka's attributes after having stolen some of Homura's memories and power. Except not really; it turns out she is Homura's hidden potential that possessed a wraith in order to try to save the world.

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: The reason she appears as Madoka is so Homura won't kill her instantly. Interestingly, the rest of the cast also sees her as resembling Madoka despite them not remembering her.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: As a wraith, her main concern is to prevent the overflow of emotions in the world, which will apparently cause some kind of horrific scenario if left unchecked. She also struggles to communicate with Homura because wraiths don't really have names for human concepts and seem to act only on instinct.
  • Creepy Good: Acts very strangely, to say the least, but she is on the side of good.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Like the real Madoka.
  • Deus ex Machina: In-universe, as Godoka literally reaches through Homura's shield to help Homura destroy it.
  • The Ditz: Fails to understand most of Homura's explanation of the new magical girl system despite being a wraith and thus an integral part of it.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She walks around barefoot.
  • Energy Bow: Her weapon is a bow that fires pink energy arrows.
  • Ethereal White Dress: Appears in a white dress that symbolizes death.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She appears to be a similar being to the Sayaka wraith. Subverted when she is shown to be a part of Homura's subconscious possessing a wraith.
  • MacGuffin Super-Person: She is a physical representation of Homura's determination and massive potential.
  • Mythology Gag: The dress she initially wears when she appears to Homura is identical to the dress Madoka wears in Luminous, the opening to the Compilation Movies.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Seems to be like the other corrupted wraiths, except she is good. Then it turns out she is something else entirely.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: First appears to Homura in a frilly dress.
  • Third Eye: Possesses one in her magical girl form.
  • Your Soul Is Mine!: Possesses the same power as other wraiths to eat people's emotions and uses it on Homura at Homura's request.

    Mami Tomoe 
The Leader of the Mitakihara magical girls.

  • Apologetic Attacker: Towards the wraiths that take on her parents' forms.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Fights some wraiths with Homura in this position.
  • BFG: Like in the original, she employs Tiro Finale against the Kyouko wraith.
  • Character Death: Is overwhelmed by the wraiths and is killed.
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts as one to Sayaka in this timeline.
  • Healing Hands: Heals Homura after she is attacked by a wraith.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She sacrifices herself to let the wraith Madoka get close to the giant wraith.
  • Ignored Expert: Poor Mami often gets ignored by her juniors when giving them advice that could save their lives, such as telling Kyouko and Sayaka to get along or telling Homura to stay on the sidelines once her powers are stolen by wraiths.
  • The Mentor: Teaches Kyouko and Sayaka both.
  • More Dakka: Her usual tactic against large groups of wraiths? Summon more guns.

    Sayaka Miki 
A student at Mitakihara high school and a Magical Girl. While she dies in the early chapters, she seems to be revived later...

  • Armor-Piercing Question: The wraith of her calls out Hitomi on only being worried for her wellbeing because she wondered if Sayaka hadn't killed herself because of her ultimatum, and calls out Kyouko on only feeling bad because she didn't give her Grief Cubes that could have saved her life.
  • Doomed by Canon: Her fate was already revealed at the end of episode 12 of the anime, so her death is a Foregone Conclusion.
  • Driven to Suicide: Discussed; Hitomi worries she drove her to suicide due to her ultimatum. The truth is more complicated.
  • Emotionless Girl: Very briefly when her Soul Gem is grabbed by the giant wraith.
  • Friendship Denial: Her wraith denies her and Kyouko were ever friends.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She seems to recognize her old friend when Ultimate Madoka comes to take her away, greeting her with a smile. The two hold hands as Sayaka is taken away to the magical girl afterlife.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices herself to save Mami and Kyouko from the giant wraith.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She hesitates when Hitomi is targeted by a wraith, nearly letting her get devoured. Later, her wraith attempts to murder Hitomi.
  • Sadistic Choice: Her wraith offers Hitomi the choice between losing her as a friend or giving her Kyousuke.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: The wraith that poses as Sayaka does so just to torment Hitomi and Kyouko.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Kyouko. While they both work under Mami, they're antagonistic towards each other.
  • What You Are in the Dark: She is given the opportunity to let Hitomi lose her emotions to a wraith and very nearly takes it.
  • Yandere: Her wraith acts threateningly towards Hitomi and demands that she give up pursuing Kyousuke.

    Kyouko Sakura 
A Magical Girl from Kazamino City that Mami recruited to help fight the wraiths.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: Is on the receiving end of one from wraith Sayaka, who calls her out on letting the real Sayaka die.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Killed from behind by a wraith.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. She intended to sacrifice herself so Mami could make progress, only to get grabbed from behind and killed before she could do much sacrificing or distracting.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She wants to befriend Sayaka, but constantly ends up pushing her away.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like in the original anime, she is very critical and harsh towards Sayaka out of worry for her.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Mami only realizes Kyouko has been killed because she stops talking.
  • The Mentor: Mentored Sayaka one on one for a while before relations between them soured completely.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She vows to destroy the wraith that killed Sayaka out of guilt that she caused her to run out of magic during that battle.
  • Tsundere: She behaves in a tsun way towards Sayaka, which drives Sayaka away from training with her.

     Hitomi Shizuki 
Sayaka's Muggle Best Friend.

  • For Want of a Nail: She never confesses to Kyousuke out of guilt for Sayaka's disappearance.
  • Freak Out: She suffers from minor Sanity Slippage after thinking Sayaka killed herself due to her ultimatum.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's slightly jealous that Sayaka made any other friends besides her.
  • It's All My Fault: Believes she's responsible for Sayaka's disappearance, and is called out by Sayaka's wraith about it.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She is unable to understand how much stress she put on Sayaka due to her ultimatum. When Sayaka seemingly commits suicide, she has a Freak Out.

The main antagonists. They replaced Witches after Madoka ascended to godhood.

  • An Ice Person: Many wraiths have an icy aura that can freeze magical girls.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: The corrupted wraiths sport them.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: They don't mean to hurt people; they just need to eat emotions, because leaving too many emotions unchecked will apparently result in some kind of great calamity.
  • The Corruption: The Great Wraith that stole Homura's magic becomes corrupted and begins to influence other wraiths too, causing the Madoka wraith to ask for Homura's help in defeating it.
  • Emotion Eater: Eat emotions from people. The greater someone's emotions, positive or negative, the higher chance a wraith will attack them.
  • Hive Mind: The Wraiths are normally in perfect synch. However, they begin to lose this trait as they begin to corrupt due to Homura's magic.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: The giant wraith that stole Homura's power became infected with emotions, nearly creating a witch.
  • Humanoid Abomination: After stealing Homura's power they can transform into abomination versions of humans.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: From their perspective, humans release a great deal of highly dangerous energy that could destroy the universe and can infect them if they don't take measures to dispose of that energy.
  • Obliviously Evil: They're unaware that their actions cause humans to get hurt, being naturally drawn towards powerful emotion and the suppression of it.
  • The Quiet One: Most wraiths are completely silent. The mutated wraiths gain the ability to speak, but only do so while their victims see them as humans.
  • Super Speed: The humanoid wraiths seem to possess this ability. It's really a form of Time Master powers stolen from Homura.