Top 10 Magical Girl Cliches

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 Magical Girl Cliches

1 Transformation scenes

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

Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles, and Powered Buttecup are so adorable! ❤️

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

Can They Do Anything Right?!

Ventouse, Resort, Gourmand, Soleil, and Peinture are talking a nap.

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

Cute but annoying trope

Seriously why can't we just twist things up a bit? For example:Kyubey


4 The main character has more magical capabilities than the other magical girls


Wish They Can Give The Other Girls More Magical Capabilities

Wow,Ultimate Madoka! Amazing!

5 The main character has a love interest

Who loves Princess Tutu? I do!

I need a huggie!

Étoile and Radar looked so cute in Episode 7.

I loved Étoile and Radar. They're in love!

6 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 Césaire! - Thifer20

7 At least one magical girl is considered a mysterious bad ass

I love those sort of characters

yeah-Kyoko Sakura

Kyoko is badass!

Me too - blackflower

8 Magical girl groups are aligned with specific colors

Like the Power Rangers?

I love the Maho-Dou from Ojamajo Doremi! ❤️

9 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

This is a French cartoon, not Japanese anime.

This show is from France.

Les Piwis are so cute!

I loved Ventouse, Resort, Gourmand, Soleil, and Peinture!

The Contenders

11 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

She is Megurine Luka!

She is Cure Blossom!

12 Main Characters are the most colorful

When this happens, it feels like they're breaking the rest of the team's cohesion.

13 Main character has pigtails

I love Momoko Asuka! ❤️

14 Main character has a mini skirt

A 6-year-old girl in each episode loves to have a bikini on with a mini skirt! ❤️

15 Anime expressions

Well I mean it is an anime... 😅

16 Anime feet
17 Main character has orange hair

She is Hyper Blossom!

She is Reika!

18 Main character has bunny ears
19 Main character has crimson hair

She is Kasane Teto!

She is Chaney!

20 Main character has amber hair

She is Cure Custard!

She is Akita Neru!

21 Main character has blonde hair

She is Kagamine Rin!

She is Hana!

22 Main character has yellow hair

She is Cure Peace!

She is Rolling Bubbles!

She is Momoko!

23 Main character has blue hair

She is Powered Buttercup!

She is Cure Marine!

She is Aiko!

24 Anime tears
25 Main character has green hair

She is Holiday Momoko!

She is Nozomi!

26 Main character has purple hair

She is Onpu!

27 Main character has red hair

She is Doremi!

28 Anime baths
29 Anime fatness

I thought they were skinny legends.~.

30 Anime swimming
31 Main character has butterfly wings
32 Anime sickness
33 Anime colds
34 Anime headaches
35 Anime dancing
36 Anime ballet
37 Anime floating
38 Main character has cat ears
39 Main character has wings
40 Main character has a tutu
41 Main character has a tiara
42 Main character has ballet slippers
43 Anime water ballet
44 Main character has antennas
45 Anime flying
46 Main character has magenta hair

She is Rana!

She is Haemi!

47 Main character has turquoise hair

She is Hatsune Miku!

48 Main character has violet hair

She is Cure Macaron!

She is Utane Uta!

49 Anime sweatiness
50 Main character has kiwi green hair

She is Cure March!

She is Jeanie!

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