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

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

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

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 A magical animal companion who guides magical girls through their designated tasks
4 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

Who loves Princess Tutu? I do!

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

I need a huggie!

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5 The main character has more magical capabilities than the other magical girls The main character has more magical capabilities than the other magical girls
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 Césaire! - Thifer20

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

Very true

8 Magical girl groups are aligned with specific colors 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 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

Les Piwis are so cute!

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

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

She is Megurine Luka!

She is Cure Blossom!

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12 Main Characters are the most colorful

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

I loved Les Vacances de Piwi on DVD!

I loved Ojamajo Doremi!

13 Main character has pigtails

I love Momoko Asuka! ❤️

14 Anime expressions

Well I mean it is an anime... 😅

15 Main character has orange hair

She is Hyper Blossom!

She is Reika!

16 Main character has bunny ears

She is Cure Whip!

17 Main character has crimson hair

She is Kasane Teto!

She is Chaney!

18 Main character has amber hair

She is Cure Custard!

She is Akita Neru!

19 Main character has blonde hair

She is Kagamine Rin!

She is Hana!

20 Main character has yellow hair

She is Rolling Bubbles!

She is Cure Peace!

She is Momoko!

21 Main character has blue hair

She is Powered Buttercup!

She is Cure Marine!

She is Cure Gelato!

She is Aiko!

22 Anime tears
23 Anime feet
24 Main character has green hair

She is Holiday Momoko!

She is Nozomi!

25 Main character has purple hair

She is Onpu!

26 Main character has red hair

She is Doremi!

27 Anime baths
28 Anime fatness
29 Anime swimming
30 Main character has butterfly wings
31 Anime sickness
32 Anime colds
33 Anime headaches
34 Anime dancing
35 Anime ballet
36 Anime floating
37 Main character has cat ears

She is Cure Gelato!

38 Main character has wings
39 Main character has a tutu
40 Main character has a tiara
41 Main character has ballet slippers
42 Anime water ballet
43 Main character has antennas
44 Anime flying
45 Main character has magenta hair

She is Rana!

She is Haemi!

46 Main character has turquoise hair

She is Hatsune Miku!

47 Main character has violet hair

She is Utane Uta!

She is Cure Macaron!

48 Anime sweatiness
49 Main character has kiwi green hair

She is Cure March!

She is Jeanie!

50 Main character has a mini skirt
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