- 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.
Description[edit | edit source]
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.
Origin[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
- H.N. Elly/Kirsten
- Elsa Maria
- Oktavia von Seckendorff
- Kriemhild Gretchen
Familiars[edit | edit source]
- Anthony (rental ver.)
- Clara Dolls