Top 10 Magical Girl ClichesRue Regardless if they are good or bad, the Magical Girl genre has cliches that are mostly found in that specific genre. Not saying that these cliches can't apply to other genres, of course.
The Top Ten
I will admit the music is catchy when they happen but it is cliché. - RoseRedFlower
A few examples if you are confused by this item:
Madoka Kaname considers herself average at everything and doesn't stand out in talent.
Usagi Tsukino does a terrible job with her schoolwork
Duck/Ahiru is the worst Ballet student outside of her Princess Tutu form - Rue
I chose Duck and Fakir for the image on this item. People who watched Princess Tutu should know exactly why I chose Fakir over Mytho. (Won't say because SPOILERS) - Rue
Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica? Unless Homura counts (lol) - TwilightKitsune
Duck/Mytho - Duck/Fakir (Princess Tutu)
Usagi/Mamoru (Sailor Moon)
Utena/Anthy (Revolutionary Girl Utena) - If you consider it apart of the Magical Girl genre
Sakura/Syaoran (Cardcaptor Sakura)
There are more that I haven't mentioned. - Rue
This is made even worse when the secondary character is a token stereotype. Hi, Alya Césaire! - Thifer20
Which is often the mysterious badass *COUGH* Homura Akemi *COUGH* - Rue
I Really Do Love Magical Girl Anime That Feature Teams Like: Sailor Moon, Wedding Peach, Mermaid Melody, Tokyo Mew Mew, Go Princess PreCure, Madoka Magica And So Many Others
Have you noticed that a lot of magical girl protagonists have pink hair? I'm not sure why it's Pink hair is the most common, but I'll roll with it I guess. - Rue
What about Sailor Moon? - TwilightKitsune
When this happens, it feels like they're breaking the rest of the team's cohesion.
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2. The main character doesn't excel at anything/terrible at doing things
3. A magical animal companion who guides magical girls through their designated tasks