Madoka Battery – 9… Physics terms and human feelings…

Ok kids, today we’re gonna review 2 very important concepts in the world of Mahou Shoujo:

Entropy is a thermodynamic property that is a measure of the energy not available for useful work in a thermodynamic process, such as in energy conversion devices, engines, or machines.

Pimp is… well, you should know by now and if you don’t, go ask your daddy since I don’t wanna be responsible for anyone’s career path choices.

In other words, we get that Equivalent Trade Law is bullshit and that Kyubey’s job has a name.

Man, I love to be right! I knew that the innocent look and the fluffy tail were just a way to deceive little girls and pull them to the dark side, but never thought that Kyubey would let his mouth run so much as to leave no space for questions. They (Kyubey’s race) are using little human girls as expendable batteries in order to restore the universe’s energy balance, broken by the waste of energy generated by the usage that unnumbered species give to it. In other words, as often happens in animes, we humans are the cosmos sponsors: Hey, don’t worry!, have another round, I have 2 daughters that are AA sized! (I’m speaking of batteries size here, you pervs!). I understand that they have no emotions compared to those of humans, and that their values set is somehow different, too, but the cold-hearted way he speaks to Madoka really freaked me out. He literally asked her to die for the “greater good”, without considering her feelings or what she would be leaving behind at all.

Being a magical girl show, the emotions play a central role in the whole plot. The more drama-queen a girl is, the more energy she generates when transforming from Mahou Shoujo to Witch ( In reality this usually happens after you come back from the honeymoon… ahem! but that would be another post). THAT’s why Madoka is so valuable!. C’mon, this girl has expended half the episodes soaked in tears, if not for her, then for Mami, or Sayaka, or Kyoko, or the little ant she stepped over while trying to save a fly from a spider web!. You didn’t really need any superpowers to realize that if that is the measure, Madoka can easily overpower the whole galaxy without even corrupting the Soul Gem. And that would also explain Kyubey’s stratagems to pull her in (I’ve read a couple of comments from people that would’ve become part of his crew by now… guess he actually knows his business).

To be honest, I was really wishing for Kyoko to be able to save Sayaka. Not for Madoka’s or Sayaka’s sake since I really grow tired of their silliness after a while, but for Kyoko’s. Besides Homura, who is obviously intended to play the cool character of the series, Kyoko is my favorite (or should I say was my favorite? T.T) puella magi. She was strong, with cool moves and had a direct and honest behavior. No playing dumb with this girl. Anyway, looks like drama is a contagious disease, and in the end she decided to sacrifice for/with Sayaka (completely useless if you ask me…).

And speaking of devil, we shall all feel sorry for Homura. She has been left alone to face the Walpurgis crisis while protecting crying-baby Madoka from Kyubey’s influence (and from Madoka herself, which I’d consider the biggest risk!). Kyubey reaching the point of even sacrifing Kyoko to force Homura fight along in order to make Madoka accept the contract is a low (but clever) move, but you can realize that not even all the magis lifes compare to the interest he has on our protagonist.

Since Blindability is comming back next week, I suppose won’t be blogging this show anymore, hence I’d like to leave my guessings as a farewell gift:

1. Madoka won’t become a Magical girl, and Homura will have to sacrifice herself in order to destroy Walpurgis and kyubey all in one, hence, condemning the universe to a slow, but sure, death caused by energy lack. This would play along excelently with the OP (XD)

2. Madoka will actually make a contract when Homura is so beaten up by the Big Witch that will be almost impossible to save her. But the trick in here is that the miracle she asks for will save everyone, including deceased MS (Mahou Shoujos, no monopolitic references intended.) and change the status quo of the whole universe, eliminating the batteries requirement (at least for a while) moving on to a more ecological solution. (Kyubey’s BBQ!!).

If by any chance, Kyubey proves to be on the goods side, I promise to make a public apology for blaming him, as long as I survive the shock..

Enough for now… I’ll make an exception and leave the comments section opened for any contradiction, critic, suggestion, or donation.. so make sure to take advantage of it =)

Ja ne!


8 Responses to “Madoka Battery – 9… Physics terms and human feelings…”

  1. 1 katiamon
    5 March 2011 at 2:24 am

    i thought this was going to be another fluffly extremely sweet series about magical girls but thank god i was wrong… kyubei is such an evil son of a witch (?), i always knew he was bad. i’ll miss kyoko and feel bad for homura but i expect that dumbass of madoka won’t agree to contract with kyubei in the end…come on girl, get the message already and stop crying.
    btw, i read there’s a manga sequal with another puella magi… sounds interesting.
    finally, Xavieru-X i laughed so much with your comments thank u for the recap.

  2. 5 March 2011 at 3:31 am

    I think everyone is gladly surprised about this show. At least I am. The manga is at the same height as the anime, pretty worth reading. And about Madoka becoming a MS… we should know by now that being dumb is a prerequisite for your name appearing in the show’s title. Still have some hopes on Homura preventing it.

    Thank YOU for spending time reading my senseless babbling and even commenting on it!

    Ja ne!

    • 3 edru
      5 March 2011 at 8:20 pm

      you serious? the manga has nothing compared to the anime.
      while they are the same, the manga cut off a lot of the action, made scenes shorter, and kyubey actually shows emotion.

      unless your talking about the kazumi magica spin-off, I disagree with the manga one.

      • 6 March 2011 at 2:49 am

        I know some things differ, but I enjoyed it the same. It gotta be shorter, since it’s supposed to end among with the anime.

        • 5 edru
          6 March 2011 at 3:31 pm

          they cut off the action, the manga is supposed to have more time than the anime so it should even extend some of the scenes.
          the fight between mami and gertrude was quite cut off that you can barely understand what happened. mami’s fight with charlotte was quite shorter, she was able to bat and shoot her in the chest before the “bite”.

          well, I heard that the manga might diverge a bit in its ending from the anime but that doesnt really excuse why they cut off those parts, they should extend it.

          • 7 March 2011 at 1:29 am

            You have a point in there. Probably watching the anime and comparing the scenes among them is what makes them so difficult to enjoy. I rather take them as sepparate parts of a same topic.. Somehow Mami’s fight was really enjoyable through the drawings and the later reactions were niicely protrayed.

  3. 7 LoliHat
    5 March 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Incubator, in this world we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics!”

    Seriously though, the QB alien(s) remind me of the Strangers from “Dark City.” They may be from another one of the multiverses/timelines to suck the energy from this one via Magical Girls…kind of like Asimov’s “The Gods Themselves.” Remember what Arthur C. Clarke said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

    This series has turned into the Magical Girl version of “To Serve Man.” Aliens promise and deliver wonderful things and then use humans like cattle…all with out lying outright. If I were Madoka, I’d be screaming all over the place “IT’S A COOKBOOK!!!”

    • 5 March 2011 at 12:35 pm

      I agree and it’s nice to read about Clarke and Asimov. If you liked those, try “A Planet Called Treason” from Orson Scott Card, since I actually thought of the Muller family after watching this episode.

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