The Nutcracker Witch. Its nature is self-sufficiency. Its gallant form, which once split many nuts, is now useless. Without any other purpose, this witch's last wish is her own execution. However, a mere decapitation will not clear away the witch's sins. This foolish witch will forever remain in this realm, repeating the procession to her execution.
The Nutcracker Witch. Her nature is self-sufficiency. Her teeth are showing, her skull is melted, and her eyeballs have fallen out! Say, even though we know it's really TRUE... she's got almost the whole source of darkness in her hands, and... well, wouldn't she be an attack to us?
The children of the false city. They play the role of mourners. These dress-up dolls fake cry in order to liven up the funeral procession. The dolls present are Pride, Pessimism, Liar, Cold-Heartedness, Selfishness, Slander, Blockhead, Jealousy, Laziness, Vanity, Cowardice, Stupid-Looking, Inferiority, and Stubbornness, while the last one (Love) has yet to arrive. "The depths of this world, born of form and without void, are our stage," and their power is a match for Magical Girls.
The Nutcracker Witch's servant. Its duty is to mete out punishment. These tin soldiers organize the procession for the witch sent to the guillotine. They execute fools and worrisome fools. Their bulky heads are serious and unyielding, and do not heed anything the witch says. There are gigantic Broken-types in addition to the human sized ones. They hate white rats.
A minion of the Nutcracker Witch. Her duty is to eliminate rats. She hunts the wretched white rats on her mount, a decaying tooth. She also helps the other tin warriors get rid of those who would dare to interrupt their funeral procession.
The Nutcracker Witch's servant. Its role is to bear bad news. These stuffed birds announce the beginning of the witch's funeral procession. They receive food from the children of the false city, and follow their orders to a certain extent, but their basic intelligence is on par with an average bird. They fly in flocks, but their headgear impairs their vision, and they have a habit of ramming into moving objects. In addition to their usual size, there are also gigantic Broken-types.
The Nutcracker Witch's servant. Its role is to chew. These nutcracker dolls chew and crush any unwanted foreign substances in place of the witch who can no longer crack any nuts. They can also fire a nut cannon from its mouth. As the rumors go, it is no exaggeration to say that their vaunted enamel has a hardness of 10.
"The Doppel of closed circuits. Its form is the mortal world. The master of this emotion loops through time in an endless cycle of trial-and-error. Master and Doppel fuse together, her skin becomes glass, and her expression freezes into doll-like. She launches volley after volley of attacks that only end when her target falls silent. In this way she is more like a Witch than other Magical Girls. Not only can she can manipulate the sands of time, but she can pluck information of low importance from the alien lifeforms on her hat and create anything around the level of an earthly weapon by solidifying the sand.
"The Doppel of Karma. It's form is the mortal world. The master of this emotion visits many worlds in search of an exit, spinning giant threads of fate. Fourteen incomplete bodies born from emotion trail behind the master's body, which has almost completely transformed into glass. In order to achieve their mission, these 14 bodies work methodically and tirelessly to remove obstacles. Regardless of their master's will, they weave the threads of fate, which become tangled in ever more complex patterns, driving her yet further into a maze, the exit of which can hardly be found. These bodies of emotion have no names."
"The Doppel of closed circuits. Its form is the near shore. The master of this emotion wound up on the beach during her trips of trial and error through time. She's got a holiday vibe, maybe due to the summer sun. By absorbing strange skills from the alien she has trapped on her straw hat, she conjures a palm tree that fires rounds of coconuts. No Witch would enjoy being pelted with supersonic coconuts, and the Doppel's attacks are guaranteed to hit due to the game mechanics, so they forfeit the moment it aims. The palm tree boasts high accuracy and it can target and hit a lone enemy repeatedly. Consider it an improvement."
Symbolism & Analysis
The spider lily (a.k.a., lycoris radiata, red magic lily, or equinox flower), represents death, reincarnation, lust, sex, and the passing to the shore of the next life. They also are said to mark the path of future lovers. The spider lily beneath an hourglass is Homulilly's witch's kiss in the Special PlayStation Portable game. However, the lily is purple to match her theme colors.
Phonograph and Record
This record spins endlessly, alluding to the countless times Homura has reset time in pursuit of Madoka's safety.
- Lee, et al. “The Beauty of Autumn's Red Spider Lily, Japan's Flower of Death.” Tokyo Times, 1 Oct. 2012, tokyotimes.org/the-beauty-of-autumns-red-spider-lily-japans-flower-of-death/.
- “17 Japanese Flower Meanings.” Japan Talk, www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/17-Japanese-flower-meanings.