"Besides...even if your original wish wasn't worth it, you can still find something worth fighting for...you can't give up."
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: To be expected from time to time, given the character, and one of her main fallback strategies. It doesn't always end well.
- Badass Cape: Subverted when the tutorial witch snags it, getting Sayaka messily killed. It returns much later, with the safety feature/surprise attack of magically turning into aiming pins.
- Cape Snag: Cause of one death and counting, and the reason Sayaka started to tweak her costume.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives and receives a lot of these.
- Determinator: It's Sayaka, so she's one even for a magical girl with a full understanding of what she is.
- Do Not Go Gentle: Part of her mindset after all the world-shattering revelations, and often part of her attempts at motivating others.
- The Dreaded: After Decapitating the Tokyo Magical Girl extortion ring, Sayaka is well on her way to becoming this, especially after letting a disarmed Magus from out of town leave to let everyone know what happens to those that try to play street thug with her city.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: Tends to happen with regularity when Kyouko's in danger.
- Healing Factor: Used and abused much more overtly than in canon.
- Hope Bringer: Amazingly for the setting, Sayaka is pulling this off. Most of the time.
- Hurting Hero: Culminating in several breakdowns so far...but still none as bad as canon.
- The Idealist: Somewhat.
- Instant Armor: Thanks to magic...but comes with a hefty corruption cost.
- The Hero: Sayaka is this in a setting where there are no heroes.
- Magnetic Hero: Sayaka Miki, of all people, is acting as this
- Major Injury Underreaction: A common side effect of her power usage, which causes trouble when it happens in front of Miki-Mom before the reveal.
- The Matchmaker: In a reversal from canon, she encourages Hitomi to admit her feelings for Kyousuke, and tries to encourage Madoka and Homura to talk to each other.
- Is currently working on pairing up Akane with Nakazawa.
- Morality Chain: for Kyouko
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Thinks this about Kyouko, and says so repeatedly. Repeated for Akane, Madoka, Mikimom...
- Blade on a Stick: Regular, chains...Armor-chewing spearheads that can burrow out of the ground...
- Guilt Complex: Where to start...The results of her wish, farming familiars, attacking other magical girls before coming to Mitakihara...
- Heroic Spirit:Is arguably more of a Determinator than Sayaka, acting as emotional support for her despite the mind-shattering revelations they go through.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Acts as this for Sayaka
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl / Magical Girlfriend: Well, from Hitomi's POV, she's got the "does not fully grasp social mores" aspect of the genre.
- No Social Skills: Though it originated in a different Spacebattles quest, "Kyouplomacy" has been adopted as quest shorthand for epic failures to communicate.
- Shoot the Dog: Does this when Sayaka can't... such as when Akane stared to torture Suzume
- Sympathetic Murder Backstory: More Sympathetic Neglect of Justice Backstory, but Kyouko farmed familiars for witches before coming to Mitakihara. She tells Sayaka eventually.
- The Lancer: She's more prone to aggression towards other magical girls than Sayaka, to the latter's dismay.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Shares a love of apple ice cream with Miki-Mom. They bond over it.
- Worth Living For: According to Homura, Sayaka's this for her...as she tends not to live long in timelines where things don't go as well. It's mutual.
Homura Akemi"I really am surprised by how well you are doing. And I really do think that...perhaps we can make it this loop. Even if this loop fails....we still have a better chance now than ever before."
- Beneath the Mask: Despite her cold facade, Madoka and even Sayaka both managed to get her to smile and admit to enjoying some of the activities. Sayaka's convinced this trope applies to Moemura, and turns out to be right.
- Determinator: Both in general, and because her response to having her shield arm shredded-outright is to want to try and keep fighting and demand healing. Twice. Even Sayaka realizes this is too much.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Relatively subtle, but over the course of the Quest, Sayaka managed to get Homura to show more emotion, see her as more than a lost cause/liability, and talk to and confess to Madoka rather than avoid her because of the previous timelines.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Believes this by the start of the quest, as the canon Good End never happened and she was forced to continue looping. She says outright that one of the only reasons she's going along with Sayaka is that she's on the verge of giving up. Sayaka's actions manages to give her some hope.
- Flash Step: One of her powers as per canon, and used in her execution of Mitsuko.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Repeatedly suggests this for Sayaka's magical girl problems. In the case of the Toyko group, she was right.
- Spam Attack: Implied by Homura herself, during her first encounter with Skadi. She unloaded almost a third of her entire arsenal against the bear Witch, and was so dead set on killing the thing that she didn't have time to fully analyse the Witch's powers.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: If anything, even more than in canon- her reaction to Emiko's attack was to attempt to kill her outright, even with her rendered helpless and Madoka was safely out of the way.
- The Worf Effect: In the sense that when Nao and later Haruko managed to injure and outmatch her respectively, there was panic from the players. Justified in that Nao had a mind reader feeding her Homura's every thought and Haruko's unique abilities made her outright immune to Homura's arsenal and she had the grief seeds to win a battle of attrition.
- Seen again during the battle with Skadi, where players called Homura as backup after nearly getting badly wrecked in hopes of getting a strategy from her prior knowledge, only to find that even Homura had massive problems with the Witch and intentionally avoided Skadi in every timeline after first encountering her.
- The Berserker: Starts to become much more reckless and single-minded when fighting the Tokyo group.
- Crippling Overspecialization: As she wished specifically to be strong, she's by FAR the physically strongest magical girl- should she get her hands on them she could easily obliterate Sayaka and Kyoko. But she'd be eviscerated by their weapons before that, and the Tokyo 6 are all hard counters to her.
- Death Seeker: Becomes this after learning the fate of her friends. Sayaka talks her out of it. Maybe.
- Friend to All Children: Gets on well with Tatsuya, much to Sayaka and Kyouko's surprise.
- Full-Contact Magic: Developed a ranged firefist attack...that's capable of burning large holes through wooden witches and familiars.
- The Load: She initially comes across as this after joining the team.
- Took a Level in Badass: Becomes arguably one of the most powerful magical girls on the team.
- Hates Being Alone: And with good reason, considering what happened to her friends
- I Have Your Wife: The Tokyo group tells her this about her friends' soul gems. They used them for grief seeds instead.
- Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Was largely responsible for a lot of the collateral damage during the Tokyo 6's final stand.
- No Social Skills: Disastrously so, to the point where a first meeting with Sayaka and Kyouko ended in blackmail to stop Kyouko from attacking her. She's gotten better at it, somewhat.
- Oblivious to Love: Not to someone else's interest in her, but Akane is taken aback that Kyouko and Sayaka are a couple...despite being around them for around a week and them not trying to hide it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Went from being toyed with by the first of the Tokyo girls...to beating down the second to last one and intentionally drawing the fight out rather than killing her outright.
- Super Strength: The power she originally wished for. While the average magical girl can easily beat out human beings in terms of strength, Akane can outright powderize a person with a single punch.
- Weakness Turns Her On: Has a thing for Shinji-types.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Called on this when she tries to torture the last of the Tokyo Six...and returns the favor for Sayaka and Kyouko's treatment of her at their first meeting.
""Oh yeah? Prove it!"
"I-I just w-wanted to help. I-I just wanted t-to help Y-Yoko."
- Ambiguously Gay: Played for Laughs in a fan-written mini-omake in the thread, but given that Moid hasn't disproved it...
- As of recent posts, there's less Ambiguity and more Gay, though she may yet still just be Bi-Curious.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Ignores Sayaka and Kyouko's repeated warnings in favor of making an impulsive contract. Gets called on it and soon realizes her mistake
- Expy: A blatant one of canon Sayaka; confirmed when Sayaka herself comments on it.
- Mentor Ship: Apparently has a onesided crush on Akane.
- Smarter Than She Looks: Despite initial comparisons with Sayaka and her own...less than stellar reasons for contracting, Tomo's been one of the fastest learners when it comes to developing and improving her powers
- Super Speed: Thanks to her wish to get her father out of the hospital where he works faster, Tomo has this as her power. Combined with More Dakka or Akane's Super Strength, it can have impressive (if expensive) results.
"It gets d-darker...I...m-my soul g-gets d-darker..."
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her power. This and her fairly small soul gem capacity make her the team's support-role Magical girl.
- The Quiet One: Hasn't really spoken much since her initial meeting with Sayaka and company, with Tomo usually much more vocal.
Sukuyo/ "Christmas Tree"
"You're encroaching on m-my t-territory! This is m-my part of town!" "
- Abnormal Ammo: A result of the creative development of her magic, which primarily involves making different types of guns.
- Expy: Of Kyouko in her interactions with Tomo... Until Emiko gives her the same treatment.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Her power...which led to an interesting reaction when Akane managed to hurt her.
- Speech Impediment: Tends to stutter a lot, even more so retroactively once it was established as a character trait.
The Tokyo Six are a group of powerful magical girls that control Tokyo. Once, they fought much like the Mitakihara group did, aiming for order and justice in the Tokyo area. However, they've gradually descended into one of the most downright malicious groups in the quest, as they are willing to kill magical girls, hold others hostage, and even farm Soul Gems for Grief Seeds.
- Death Seeker: Implied for the group in general, theorized in-universe, and outright confirmed for several members.
- The Dreaded: They're figures of fear for the magical girls of the Toyko area, and with good reason.
- Fallen Hero: According to Homura, they used to be a lot like Sayaka and her friends.
- Five-Man Band: Six to start with. and seven before that.
- Human Resources: They alternate between farming other magical girls for grief seeds, and just killing them outright.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Nao had no issues doing this, and it seems none of the others do either.
- Startof Darkness: The witching-out of their seventh member.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Their fall had something to do with the soul gem and grief seed reveals, and they don't go after civilians.
"Clever. Damn clever."
- Boom, Headshot!: How Homura puts her actual body down.
- Casting a Shadow: Her trademark power, bordering on a Lovecraftian Superpower.
- Blood from the Mouth: In her introduction scene...and apparently a perfectly normal side effect for her.
- Eldritch Abomination: Is compared to an actual Witch once she cuts loose with her powers, is capable of shrugging off horrifying wounds, and her Soul Gem melts.
- Even Toyko girls love their mothers: Wears a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon, and was very close to her mother (but not her father) who died after she contracted.
- Implacable Magical Girl: Shrugs off Team Mitakihara's best efforts to injure her, puts up a fight after most of her arms have been blown away, and doesn't seem to take them seriously until the very end.
- Just Between You and Me: Whispers something to Akane. This comes back to bite her.
- Me's a Crowd: Is capable of creating and controlling multiple clones of herself, each with a sniper rifle
- More Dakka: Sniper rifle clone spam.
- One-Winged Angel: Happens after Sayaka blows both of her arms off with exploding swords.
- Sadist: She takes her time breaking Akane's Soul Gem, even when she's clearly helpless.
"What a beautiful tune you have. Wanna share it with me? Don't worry, I'll help you with that."
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Her wish was to know what her pre-Magical Girl friends really thought about her. It wasn't pleasant.
- Also invoked by Sayaka and thinking of trashing music.
- Cute and Psycho
- Knife Nut
- Older Than They Look: In the sister pair of Nao and Kiyoko, she's the older sister.
"You killed one of us. And you hurt her. My body is broken, battered and slashed...but even then...I will make sure you suffer!"
- Batter Up!
- Big Sister Instinct: Goes from quiet to absolutely furious after Sayaka hurts Kiyoko, and takes her time making Sayaka hurt because of it.
- Eye Scream: Done to Sayaka. And rest of her face.
- Fangirl: Used to be one for Indiana Jones
- Villain Teleportation: Only within certain range.
- Younger Than They Look: Is actually younger than Kiyoko
"I help keep order in Tokyo, but I know what I am! WE ALL DO!"
- Amplifier Artifact: Her sword apparently acts like this as well as a weapon.
- Death Equals Redemption: In the other timelines, she is usually the cause of the Tokyo group turning on themselves.
- Detect Evil: Has this as her primary passive power. As a result, she knows just how wrong the Tokyo group and what they're doing is
- Ignored Epiphany Despite her self-loathing, she still helped her friends.
- Light Is Not Good: Makes an entrance in a flash of light.
- Necessarily Evil: What she sees herself as. Sayaka disagrees
"You really thought you could escape? You are an ant and a thief."
- A Friend in Need: Was the one who prevented the rest of the Tokyo group from witching out or committing suicide after the reveal.
- Sacrificial Lion: Thanks to rolls, ended up being a villainous example of this when Akane brutally tore her limb from limb before Sayaka even started to fight her or learned anything about her other than her choice of weapon.
- Smug Super: Even more than most of the other Tokyo girls, she gloats about her superiority to her victims.
- Stage Magician: Her outfit's very similar to one, down to the top hat.
- Whip It Good
"I let them become witches in a way so that less people die. My friends might not have done the same, but I let them become witches so that more people wouldn't die. We're all dead."
- Affably Evil: Politely greets Sayaka and friends, showing little overt ill-will for the deaths of her friends while showing sympathy for her stress over killing, and even comments on her costume colours.
- Berserk Button: She only shows anger when Sayaka accuses her of taking the "easy" way out.
- Big Bad: Is this for the Tokyo subplot. She's the de-facto leader of the group, and the one to originally come up with their plan.
- Blow You Away: Has extremely powerful air magic.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Off-handedly mentions forcing 50 magical girls to turn into witches, which would arguably qualify as "torture".
- Dissonant Serenity: Her pleasant, distant manner doesn't change between explaining her motivations and her fighting to kill Team Mitakihara.
- Hero Killer: Has one of the highest body counts of the Tokyo Six...and in one death, wiped out all of Team Mitakihara.
- I Did What I Had to Do: At the core of her belief system, along with claiming not to directly attack first.
- Ill Girl: was this before making her contract
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her dress has a slight iridescence, so that it shines with pale rainbows when light hits it.
- Necessarily Evil: Like Sora, she argues that she reduced the number of deaths and suffering by hunting magical girls before they could otherwise witch out.
- Razor Wind: When she goes on the offense, she uses this to great effect.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Says this when Sayaka calls her out on her actions.
- Suicide by Magical Girl: the reason for her death
- Squishy Wizard: Looks like this, but is still a magical girl. She's mostly skin and bone by the time Sayaka encounters her.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Heavy on the "Extremist" but believes her actions are for the greater good and tries to limit the suffering she causes.
- You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Not said by any of the protagonists, but Haruko had the potential to do things that would have statues of her and awards in her honor.
Sayaka's mother, a single parent who cares deeply for her daughter. Friendly, open, and compassionate. Good friends with Madoka's mother. Finds out the truth about Sayaka's contract along with Hitomi when they find her coming out of a Witch's labyrinth.
- Expy: Arguably of Misato from Asuka Quest.
- Glamorous Single Mother: Until things start going wrong, anyway...
- Good Parents: Sayaka certainly thinks so, and has good reason to.
- Guilt Complex: Blames herself for not being a better parent after she finds out about the contract and then the magical girl system.
- Like Mother Like Daughter: Sayaka and Miki Mom have very similar mentalities and character quirks.
- Leave Me Alone!: When she says she needs to be alone, it is inevitably a bad sign.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Tolerates Sayaka and Kyoukos's quirks a lot more than would be expected, trusts her to do the right thing, and is nothing but compassionate towards Kyouko from the moment they meet. She even gets through to Akane more than Sayaka could.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Apple ice cream. Sayaka hates the stuff, Kyouko doesn't.
Sayaka's childhood friend and Homura's girlfriend.
- Nice Girl: Not unlike in canon series.
- Hidden Depths: She secretly enjoys listening to loud music, mainly Grindcore. She is very glad when she know that Homura shared the same taste of music.
A feral magical girl from Kyoko's former home, who figured that, with Mami dead, she could go in and carve out her own territory in Mitakihara. And then she got Team Mitakihara's attention while at school...
- An Arm and a Leg: Given how... "Clearly", she revealed her character to Sayaka, Sayaka and Kyoko didn't let up any for her sake. Granted Sayaka gave her a little bit of healing, but when Homura (literally) popped up, she took off and forgot something. She might be able to regenerate the arm, but well... See Not Herself below.
- Jerkass Victim: Was Sayaka disarming her rough? Yes. But considering that she was hunting down innocent newbie Magical Girls, had thrown one into her school, while it was in session, and stabbed Sayaka, whom she could not have known to be a Magical Girl with healing, in the chest with her trident, for no reason other than she stood up and yelled for everyone to leave the room, she never really had the chance to garner much in the way of sympathy. In Sayaka or in the audience.
- Not Herself: Implied to be the case due to being on the tail end of a grief spiral when she ran into Sayaka.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When you get your ass plastered by two Magical Girls, one with absurd regeneration and the other a living legend, and a third literally pops into existence with an icy glare that said Regen Master and Legend both fear, this is really the only sane option if you want a continued existence.