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

I love those sort of characters

Me too - blackflower

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

This is a French cartoon, not Japanese anime.

This show is from France.

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

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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 Anime feet
16 Main character has orange hair

She is Hyper Blossom!

She is Reika!

17 Main character has bunny ears

She is Cure Whip!

18 Main character has crimson hair

She is Kasane Teto!

She is Chaney!

19 Main character has amber hair

She is Cure Custard!

She is Akita Neru!

20 Main character has a mini skirt

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

21 Main character has blonde hair

She is Kagamine Rin!

She is Hana!

22 Main character has yellow hair

She is Rolling Bubbles!

She is Cure Peace!

She is Momoko!

23 Main character has blue hair

She is Powered Buttercup!

She is Cure Marine!

She is Cure Gelato!

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
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

She is Cure Gelato!

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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