Puella Magi Madoka Magica 09 – I Won’t Allow That
「そんなの、あたしが許さない」 (Sonna No, Atashi ga Yurusanai)
“I won’t allow that”
Given how powerful last week’s episode was, it’d be kind of difficult to follow it up. Whilst this episode was a bit weaker than last week, it did tie up a few loose ends, especially on the origin of Puella Magi side.
I honestly had to watch this scene a second time to understand what Kyubey was going on about thermodynamics and its relevance to Puella Magi. To break it down:
- Kyubey comes from another planet in the universe.
- Kyubey’s race are looking for sources of energy that aren’t bound by the laws of thermodynamics.
- They discovered the power of Puella Magi.
- Kyubey’s people found a way to convert the emotions of life-forms into energy.
- Kyubey’s people aren’t capable of emotions.
- Humans hold the most emotions out of any other life-form in the universe, especially since their population is HUGE.
- In effect, human souls are energy sources for Kyubey’s people.
- Pre-pubscent girls hold a lot of hope and grief which makes this more effective.
- When Soul Gems turn into Grief Seeds, they emit insane amounts of energy, which Kyubey collects. (This is probably what he did in Episode 6.)
That’s basically the gist of it. As things seem, it looks as if humans are just expendables to the Incubators. But at the end of the day, he’s only making the contract if they agree to it. They have a choice. They don’t need to do it if they don’t want to. Fair deal, I say.
“When you regret a wrong decision based on a misunderstanding, you humans tend to hate the other party for some reason.” – Kyubey
At the end of the day, Kyubey is aiming for Madoka to become a Puella Magi because she’s be the strongest Puella Magi which in turn will be the the strongest Witch, meaning that Kyubey will reap in IMMENSE amounts of energy for their own good.
A Futile Effort
So throughout the second half of the episode, I couldn’t help but think about out how naive Kyoko was being when she considered the possibility of bringing Sayaka back. Even when Kyubey said that he doesn’t know if it’s possible or not, I had the feeling he was lying through his teeth…if he has any teeth. Even still, I could have been wrong and I wanted to see how everything would have gone down. Kyoko decides to bring Madoka along, and it’s the first time they’ve actually connected with one another. Little did I know that this whole thing would lead to Kyoko’s death. It seems this show has a habit of killing of a girl JUST when we get connected with the character, or learn about their backstory. I had just started to like Kyoko and then she sacrifices herself to kill Witch Sayaka. It turned out that Kyubey was indeed lying, and that he had intended to kill off Kyoko so that Homerun would be the only Puella Magi around; and as we know, she can’t face Walpurgis alone, which is why she teamed up with Kyoko earlier. Walpurgis is probably the Witch that was shown at the very beginning of the series.
Quick Note About Homura
As it was blantantly shown, Homura has the power to stop time. However, I don’t know if it’s part of her powers as a Puella Magi or not. That said, every time she uses Time Magic, there’s this gauge on her buckler that seems to increase. Maybe this could be some sort of limit?