View spoilerHide spoilerA Puella Magi who first appears in Madoka's dream, and then transfers into her school the day after the dream causing Madoka to question if she has met Homura at some point before but does not remember it. A beautiful yet mysterious individual who performs exceptionally well in school, be it academically or athletically, making her popular at school despite her awkward personality. She is in fact from another timeline where she was a shy and weak transfer student who befriended Madoka and eventually discovered that she was a Puella Magi. When Madoka was killed by Walpurgisnacht, Homura made a contract with Kyubey and became a Puella Magi in exchange for being allowed to travel back in time and relive her first meeting with Madoka so she can protect her. With each time loop, Homura grows more skilled and confident, and learns more about Kyubey and the nature of the Puella Magi. However, each time her attempts to work with the other Puella Magi or reveal the truth to them backfire, and she ultimately fails to prevent Madoka's death or transformation into a Witch, triggering another time loop. Her experiences have left Homura cold and withdrawn and, after she is asked by Madoka to save her from being tricked by Kyubey, she tries to prevent her from becoming a Puella Magi in the first place. Her only objective is to protect Madoka, who she views as her one true friend, though she will also protect others to spare Madoka the trauma of their deaths. Her actions to keep Madoka fom becoming a Puella Magi often confuse Madoka, ranging from coldly "killing" Kyubey or telling her to forget or give up on Sayaka after becoming a Puella Magi, actions that seem cruel beyond Madoka's comprehension, to crying and begging Madoka not to belittle herself into thinking that her life is average and to not disregard the people that care for her, which unbeknownst to Madoka includes Homura herself. Her Puella Magi weapon is a shield, which allows her to freeze time for a short duration, allowing her to move and attack at impossible speeds. However, this power becomes useless if she is physically restrained, because time would also stop for the person touching her. She can also use the shield to block various projectiles and store an infinite amount of various weapons she carries. Because her shield has no offensive capability, she instead attacks using stolen firearms and homemade explosives. During the final 2 episodes, she reveals to Madoka the truth about how she met and tried to save Madoka time and time again. Kyubey tells Homura that the reason Madoka has so much magical potential is because she is surrounded by all the misfortune she endured in each timeline, reason being that she is the focal point of it all. The same goes for Homura, being the other focal point, and all the grief she is being put through will only force her Soul Gem to become a Grief Seed. In the final episode, Madoka appears in the Walpurgis Night and tries her best to cheer up Homura before she becomes a Witch or repeats the same month again. Homura speaks with Madoka before she has to leave, and is given her red ribbons to remember her by before Madoka departs. In the newly recreated universe, Homura wears Madoka's red ribbons and fights Demons instead of Witches. She now wields a bow very similar to Madoka's, with a slight colour change from pink to purple, and gains wings that seem to rip through the universe, that apparently allows her to have a small amount of communication with Madoka.
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