Madoka Magica - Episode 10 Discussion / Poll
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My thoughts so far.
Episode 10 spoiler speculah
The problem was never really QB, it was the MG/Witch system. No matter what Homura does, she cannot stop her friends from becoming Witches and further screwing everything over into a bad end. At this point her only escape and possibility of fixing everything is to find a way to break or fix the system by finding a loophole.
It can't be wished away because that would be counter to Kyubey's interest.
You can't wish for MG's to not become Witches because again, it's counter to his interest.
You can't just save certain people or let certain people die, because all roads lead to Madoka sacrificing herself to save everyone.
Madoka has to become a MG to defeat the Walpurgis. She is the only one strong enough to beat it without help. The other girls are simply not strong enough to do it.
Madoka defeating the Walpurgis will turn her into a Witch, effing over everyone she just saved.
No one but Homura and Madoka are capable enough to actually live through fighting and defeating the Witch.
Homura cannot defeat the Witch by herself.
QB contracts Madoka in every time line by appealing to her kindness and forcing her to sacrifice herself.
QB could care less about anything other than the energy he'll get from Madoka. The part of his speech about saving the universe for the long term of humanity (paraphrasing) is a lie meant to appeal to Madoka's selflessness.
Homura has tried everything except killing Madoka before she contracts. That would be the only bad end we haven't seen (outside of her giving up and becoming a Witch herself). However this means she won't have her wish granted and must go back in time again to start over. So really at this point, she's screwed unless.....
She discovers a loophole that allows her to:
Allow Madoka to become a MG so she can defeat the Walpurgis.
Save everyone Madoka knows to avoid the bad ends.
Prevent MG's from becoming Witches OR figuring out how to turn them back into humans/MG's.
Prevent QB from farming the energy from MG's or figuring out a means to provide QB with the energy he wants without the system and/or fixing the current system so that turning into a Witch is a preventable or reversible fate.
Simply put, regardless of the chicken and egg question of what came first, Homura must use the system to stop the Walpurgis while also figuring out how to prevent the system from benefiting QB's plan of using the transformation into a Witch as a way of getting "free" energy. Since all paths require Madoka become a MG to defeat the Witch, and the death/corruption of her friends combined with fighting the Witch with little to no assistance (because of how few of them are left and how weak they are compared to her) ends up with her becoming a Witch as well, Homura needs to use the system while figuring out the correct loophole that saves her friends and Madoka, defeat the Witch, and prevent QB from using them as batteries (and possibly figuring out how to balance the system by allowing MG's who become Witches a way back to humanity).
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