- This article is about the antagonistic force from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV series. For information on the opponent of Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: The Rebellion Story, see Nightmare.
Witches are the main antagonists in Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Witches are creatures that feed off of misery and spread curses. Witches will affect humans near them through the use of a Witch's Kiss. They hide within labyrinths. Once a witch is disposed of by a magical girl, they will drop a Grief Seed, which magical girls use to control the darkness in their Soul Gem. Witches are also known to summon familiars to defend themselves or maintain their magical constructs. A familiar can eventually grow into a new witch after it consumes four or five humans.
Witches are born when a magical girl's soul gem is tainted to the point where it becomes a grief seed. From these seeds, a witch will erupt.
A soul gem's darkness will spread when its host uses magic, and if enough magic is used, the damage will be permanent and a witch will be born. Moreover, the negative feelings from the magical girls themselves can act as a catalyst to hasten the Soul Gem tainting process.
List of all known Witches Edit
- H.N. Elly/Kirsten
- Elsa Maria
- Oktavia von Seckendorff
- Kriemhild Gretchen
- Anthony (rental ver.)
- Clara Dolls