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Wham Episode / Puella Magi Magica Series
aka: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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This page encompasses the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its Spin Offs Puella Magi Kazumi Magica and Puella Magi Oriko Magica. Now remember folks, GET READY!

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica has not one, not two, not five, but SEVEN Wham Episodes. Not bad for a 12-Episode Anime.
    • Episode 3: Mami, the cool mentor, dies suddenly and horribly. It serves both to demonstrate that being a magical girl is highly dangerous to the point of being potentially lethal and that Anyone Can Die.
    • Episode 6: It turns out magical girls are, basically, liches.
    • Episode 8: Homura is a time traveller. Sayaka turns into a Witch, which will also happen to all magical girls who don't die beforehand.
    • Episode 9: Kyubey is a Sufficiently Advanced Alien harvesting emotional energy to delay the end of the universe. And Kyouko kills witch-Sayaka in a suicide attack.
    • Episode 10: Homura's backstory and why she acted a certain way throughout the series is revealed; it is also discovered she is attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, but has failed rather miserably a number of times. Also her former self in the first few timelines is spectacularly different from her current self.
    • Episode 11 sees Kyubey point out that all the time traveling has inadvertently given Madoka all the magical power of all her previous incarnations, which due to Homura's "Groundhog Day" Loop, are legion, meaning she's destined to be the most powerful witch ever, and every time Homura tries to fix it, she makes it worse. Speaking of Madoka, she shows up at the very end, causing divergence from the foreshadowing of episode one, and announces her intent to make a wish.
    • And in Episode 12, we see what she wishes for — and it's big enough to completely rewrite the laws of physics. Even Kyubey freaks out.
    • Madoka Magica's Spin-Off, Kazumi Magica, also has Wham Episodes. To date:
  • Chapter 13: Oh boy! And we get to know that Kazumi is a clone of the original Kazumi, Kazusa Michiru.
  • Chapter 14: Kazumi has the ability to eat her clones and got stabbed by Satomi from the behind. DAMN!
  • Chapter 15: Satomi becomes a witch and so the horror after horror came one after the other!
  • Chapter 16: Fairly minor but the detective actually had a friend who went missing. However! Kazumi came back into the Freezer and so demanded something so great that might cause chaos into the scene.
  • Chapter 17: Kazumi transformed into her witch form and started attacking everyone. Everybody made a counter attack and defeated her. It turns out that it was just a puppet by Nico who then spattered some words and inserted an Evil Nut into Saki and thus... Oh no!
  • Chapter 18: Saki became a witch and then Mirai's head got chomped by her witch form and that is not all!
  • And then it turns out that the real Nico became a witch, which then made it clear that one that they had right now is actually an Artificial Human and her name is Kanna Hijiri!
  • Chapter 19: Things are getting grimmer and grimmer folks! Just when Juubey is about to purify the Soul Gems, he suddenly dissolves into two Grief Seeds and is revealed to have been an incomplete incubator! This is explained more in Chapter 21, Where it is revealed that Juubey was created by the Pleiades in an attempt to fight against Kyubey and the Magical Girl system, and they had Kyubey wiped out of the memories of all the magical girls in the city (including themselves) and replaced with Juubey. However, the plan failed, and Kyubey reveals that Juubey never actually had the ability to purify Soul Gems, only removing the darkness on the surface without removing the corruption!
  • The first two movies were basically recaps of the Madoka Magica series. Rebellion, however managed to top all the Wham Moments above: First we learn the movie takes place in a witch's barrier, despite witches being Ret Goned. Then we find the witch is actually Homura herself, due to an experiment by the Incubators. Then, just when everything looks like it will turn out alright, Homura takes a piece of Madoka and essentially becomes a Buddhist-esque version of Lucifer, taking control of both the Incubators and the universe and trapping Madoka in a utopia. Oh, and she says to Madoka that if she doesn't stop being so selfless, they will become enemies.

Alternative Title(s): Puella Magi Madoka Magica