A veteran Puella Magi who comes to the city following Mami's death. Her distinguishing features include long red hair, twin fangs and a voracious appetite, almost never being seen without food. She came from a poor church family and used her wish so that people would listen to her father's preaching; however, when her father learned of this, he went mad and killed his entire family. As such, Kyōko decided only to use her magic for herself, since using it for others will only cause despair. Having grown up in a poor family, she often has to steal food and hates people who waste it, a logic she also applies to Grief Seeds, as she only goes after fully grown witches. Kyōko has been a Puella Magi much longer than the others, and thus is more skillful; she wields a spear which can extend itself, split into multiple sections, and produce a ball at the end of a chain, which can constrict and hit others at the same time. She also has the ability to put up barriers to protect others or keep them from interfering. She initially clashes with Sayaka for allegedly taking claim to the area Mami looked after, but after learning the truth about Soul Gems, she sympathizes with her and tries to help her. After Sayaka becomes a witch, she becomes determined to save her but ultimately sacrifices herself in order to stop her, overloading her soul gem to create a massive explosion that kills them both. While doing so, Kyōko shows little regret for her decision, smiling while talking to Sayaka and telling her that she understands the pain of being alone and that everything will be okay since she will be with her. In a previous timeline she was killed by Mami in despair after Mami learned the truth about Witches.
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