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

1 Transformation scenes

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

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

2 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

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

Can They Do Anything Right?!

3 A magical animal companion who guides magical girls through their designated tasks

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

Cute but annoying trope


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

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)

Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica? Unless Homura counts (lol)

Who loves Princess Tutu? I do!

I need a huggie!

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!

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

I love those sort of characters

yeah-Kyoko Sakura

8 Magical girl groups are aligned with specific colors

I love the Maho-Dou from Ojamajo Doremi! ❤️

Like the Power Rangers?

9 That one magical girl who's distant towards the rest

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

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.

What about Sailor Moon?

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 Main character has blonde hair

She is Kagamine Rin!

16 Anime expressions

Well I mean it is an anime... 😅

17 Main character has yellow hair

She is Rolling Bubbles!

She is Cure Peace!

18 Anime feet
19 Main character has orange hair

She is Hyper Blossom!

20 Main character has bunny ears
21 Main character has crimson hair

She is Kasane Teto!

22 Main character has amber hair

She is Cure Custard!

She is Akita Neru!

23 All anime girls say 'hump' when they eat

Seriously it's disgusting and anime girls eat like that because SHOTO TODOROKI FORCED THEM TO! 111! 111!

24 Main character has blue hair

She is Powered Buttercup!

She is Cure Marine!

25 Anime tears
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