View spoilerHide spoilerA 14-year-old girl who comes from an extremely loving family. Her life changes when she encounters the Puella Magi Homura and the familiar Kyubey, who offers to transform her into a Puella Magi herself. She sees herself as a person without special qualities or talents, and after seeing Mami fighting against witches, wants to be a wonderful and cool Puella Magi like her. Following Mami's death, she becomes uncertain about becoming a Puella Magi, becoming more so as the dark secrets of the Puella Magi are revealed to her. She is kind, gentle, averse to fighting, and wishes that everyone would get along, sometimes even putting her own life at risk to help others. In previous timelines that Homura had experienced, Madoka had become a Puella Magi, wielding a magic bow and arrow. According to Kyubey, Madoka is capable of becoming the strongest Puella Magi and subsequently most terrible witch, capable of destroying the world and giving him the energy he desires, which is why he is most interested in forming a contract with her. The wishes she made in previous timelines to become a Puella Magi are unknown. In the final episodes, Madoka goes to the Walpurgis Night to save Homura Akemi from her grief and turning into a Witch. Madoka had so much magical potential because of all the misfortune she had been put through in each timeline created by Homura. Any wish could be granted, no matter how impossible, so she wishes that she could erase every witch before it was born, in the past and future in order words, a god. She fires a huge arrow, accompanied by her bow, transcending through time and space stopping the birth of every witch by removing the grief from the Soul Gems of the Puella Magi, and then removing their souls, allowing them to die without cursing or grieving anyone. After taking all of their grief, her Soul Gem, possessing so much taint, and being the size of a planet, turns into a Witch, that envelops all of Earth. Her wish is still fulfilled, where another, more seemingly mature and stronger version of herself, shoots a finishing arrow at it, completely destroying the Witch form of herself. After all, time, history, and space were reconstructed, making her a god-like entity. Because of all of these changes, as a result, Madoka Kaname ceased to exist within anyone's memory, although she knows all possible and absolute past and future of Puella Magi. Now, instead of Witches, Demons are hunted by the Puella Magi, which are no cost to them, besides for their time fighting them. Only Homura Akemi retains any memory of Madoka Kaname, and wears her ribbons to remember.
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