Top 10 Magical Girl Cliches

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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

1 Transformation scenes Transformation scenes

I will admit the music is catchy when they happen but it is cliché. - RoseRedFlower

2 The main character doesn't excel at anything/terrible at doing things The main character doesn't excel at anything/terrible at doing things

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

3 A magical animal companion who guides magical girls through their designated tasks A magical animal companion who guides magical girls through their designated tasks
4 The main character has more magical capabilities than the other magical girls The main character has more magical capabilities than the other magical girls
5 The main character has a love interest The main character has a love interest

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

6 Friend(s) of the protagonist(s) are completely oblivious towards magic Friend(s) of the protagonist(s) are completely oblivious towards magic

This is made even worse when the secondary character is a token stereotype. Hi, Alya CĂ©saire! - Thifer20

7 At least one magical girl is considered a mysterious bad ass At least one magical girl is considered a mysterious bad ass
8 Magical girl groups are aligned with specific colors Magical girl groups are aligned with specific colors
9 That one magical girl who's distant towards the rest That one magical girl who's distant towards the rest

Which is often the mysterious badass *COUGH* Homura Akemi *COUGH* - Rue

10 Magical girls work as a team Magical girls work as a team

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

The Contenders

11 Main character has pink hair Main character has pink hair

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

12 Main Characters are the most colorful
13 Main character has pigtails
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