Sorry if I sound stupid, I was just confused with everything happening... How is Madoka not a god at the end of the movie?

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    Dec 24, 2016 at 16:45

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Madoka is still a God, albeit maybe broken (i'll explain).

What Homura did was separate Maodka into 2, the God Madoka who is the Law of Cycles and the Human Madoka who existed before attaining her divinity which Homura separated from the Law of Cycles.

these however are both still the one Madoka as near the end (before Homura gives back Madoka's Ribbon) Madoka begins to remember that she was apart of something greater and her eyes change to the same colour as that of her god self. we see that Homura tries to stop Madoka in remembering because if Madoka remembers she'll return to being a God, removed from the world with no one knowing she ever existed.

Why is Madoka broken? Sayaka hints on this when Homura first created the new universe asking if Homura was planning on destroying the universe, this would indicate that the Law of Cycles is broken in some way. we're not sure in what way but given that the Law of Cycles purifies Puella Magi before becoming Witches we can assume that Witches can be born again, the threat on the Universe probably being how Madoka's own witch was capable of doing this so another witch can aswell.

Also if Madoka being able to exist wasn't such a great deal then why is Homura worried about Madoka regaining her memories as the Law of Cycles? this would indicate that in Homura's Universe the Law of Cycles still exists and needs the human Madoka back.

However we don't know the full extent of what Homura's Universe is like. all we know is that Homura had greater control (being able to seal Nagisa's and Sayaka's memories/witch powers), Witches can possible be born, Wraiths still exist and the Incubators are being forced to manage the curses of Earth. we don't know for certain what Sayaka meant by the universe being destroyed or why Madoka can not exists as a human with the memories of having been a god.


Okay, the 1st comment explains everything perfectly so I can't really say everything blandly. To sum up, everything would just generally be that...

Madoka is still the Law of Cycle and still a "goddess" but she's also not.


Madoka's powers (er, you could also say her memory to how she could be the law of cycle) were sealed as a part of Homura basically invading everything. This leads to a weird format where Goddess Madoka, without her memory and her powers is basically sealed within Demon Homura's Labyrinth. It is shown that Sayaka is frustrated at Homura at the end when she was about to lose her memory because of the fact that Madoka won't be there to erase all witches, many people would die from the witches, and that Charlotte would basically disappear... As she wouldn't be able to exist if it wasn't for the law of cycle's energy. (Which, again is sealed)

So basically Madoka in the end still is still a goddess and still is the Law Of Cycle but her memories and her ability to be a Law Of Cycle, and To Kill All Witches... Is sealed.

But we know that her powers aren't entirely sealed and can come back as simple as that as shown in the last scene as Madoka gets nostalgic and shown to ask Homura if she had done this before. (Her Eyes Turn Golden and She Floats)

(Of course, as expected because the goddess herself saw all the timelines she had with Homura and her mind must've responded somehow in walking the same path.)

(And yes she was split in 2 with the original Goddess having the memories and powers to act as a Law Of Cycle which is sealed and the Human version that is connected to it)

(+Memories= +Powers= +Law Of Cycle)

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