Speculah:Let's Predict the Ending
Morning Rescue End
A Deus Ex Machina solves everything, producing a happy ending out of nowhere.
Walpurgis is destroyed, everyone lives, the witches are defeated, and Kyubey is driven off of Earth. Madoka forced to kill Homura to ensuring she can never become a witch or reset this successful timeline.
Gen Told You He Wasn't Evil End
Kyubey saves the universe. He solves the entropy problem, cleans up the witches, and creates a pocket-dimension cake planet to reward everyone who became a magical girl or witch.
I Really Think It Was Worth It To Become A Magical Girl End
Madoka recreates the ending of the original timeline, and Homura accepts it.
It Can't Be Helped End
Homura runs away from Walpurgis. She kidnaps Madoka and confines her in a safe place until the event is over. Homura warns the normal humans to evacuate the city, and uses her time stop powers to deliver a credible threat to the military.
Akemi Homura: Total Badass End
Homura defeats Walpugis and lives happily with Madoka.
Friendship Is Magic End
In the next reset, everyone works together to save the world and achieve a happy ending.
Both Miracles And Magic Exist End
Madoka uses her wish to solve all her problems and break the system. Alternatively, she gains the ability to use magic without a contract and defeats Walpurgis safely.
Doctor Who End
Homura travels back in time again, except Madoka touches her while this happens, and is transported along with Homura. They resolve to fix everything in the new timeline.
Homura fights Walpurgis, and Madoka makes her Wish. She defeats the Walpurgis and gives a heart to heart with Homura before finally turning into a witch. Their talk has taken the wind out of Homura's sails. She can't go on any more. She gives into the barrier. Homura wakes up like before. But she has no soulgem. Instead of strangers, everyone in school knows and recognizes her and she's included in Madoka's circle of close friends. Ending montage of this happy new life, free of witches and magical girls.
- Alternatively, being a witch is suffering. While Madoka creates a perfect world in her barrier, everyone is happy, except for Madoka. She will take on the despair of the entire world
Morning Rescue End, Figuratively
As dawn approaches Walpurgis night, a crack task force of magical girls arrives to rescue Homura and Madoka from certain doom.
Monsters, Inc. End
Madoka finds an alternative, less cruel, and more efficient way to reduce entropy. Kyubey stops contracting magical girls, and the universe is saved.
Suzaku Geass End
In the previous iteration, Madoka became a magical girl with a wish that Homura never be killed by a witch nor become one. In the current iteration, Homura rushes to fight Walpurgis single-handed and thus triggers Madoka's wish. She suddenly takes a level in badass, all the energy for it provided by the unsuspecting Kyubey. Grand total: Walpurgis destroyed, Homura's soul gem perfectly clean, Kyubey devoid of power, Madoka remaining an ordinary girl, no more witches or magical girls to be found anywhere. Kyubey commits seppuku with his ears.
Reach The Source End
Madoka becomes a magical girl and wishes to know exactly when and where did Kyubey first land on Earth. While Madoka fights off Walpurgis, Homura rolls back to that moment and sorts out the little pest. Now it's up to her to rescue all the would-be-magical-girls from their personal disasters. Alternatively, she may just visit their graves one day together with Madoka (see ‘Both Miracles And Magic Existed End’).
Their Eternal Apocalypse End
The power of love between Homura and Madoka renders them the first two Kyubey-free magical girls, their powers refilled without grief seeds from now on. Not giving a damn for Kyubey or Walpurgis, they both turn back time to save the rest of the cast.
- Aternatively: Madoka and Homura revive everyone with the power of Friendship, and the group proceeds to spirit bomb the Walpurgis, Kyubey, and Kyubey's creators and fix the Entropy problem. All while "You'll Never Be Alone Now Matter Where You Go" plays.
Both Miracles And Magic Existed End
Madoka's wish allows her to break free of the contract and restore everyone's humanity. Homura dies of heart failure, Mami died in the accident, Sayaka loses Kyousuke to Hitomi and dies of a drug overdose, Kyoko's dad goes broke and still kills his family in a drunken rage, and Madoka is remembered as the worst monster ever to exist when all intelligent species perish in the heat death of the universe.
- A possible variation: Madoka's wish makes every Puella Magi dead instantly, as their Soul Gems cease to exist and bodies have no souls to control them.
- Another variation found on 4chan: Madoka wishes QB's race had never found Earth. Everything starts again as if QB's race had never found Earth, HOWEVER:
- Mami dies in the car accident.
- Kyoko's family gets bankrupt and her father sells Kyoko and her sister to pedophiles in order to pay the rent.
- Sayaka remains forever alone while waiting for a depressive, self-hating Kamijou to get over not ever playing violin again.
- Hitomi finds another cute rich boy and marries him.
- Madoka grows up and is able to drink alcohol with her mother.
Madoka comes to the conclusion that all of the problems are her responsibility and kills herself, freeing Homura from her time-travelling do-overs. She uses her wish to ruin Kyubey's plans and permanently free Earth from the threat of witches.
No, Everything ls For Her End
Homura sacrifices herself to defeat Walpurgis and allow Madoka to live on.
Witch Team End
Madoka and Homura become witches together. They set out to eliminate all suffering in the universe through destruction, and spend eternity united in bittersweet damnation.
- Alteratively, Homura becomes a witch in the next reset and manipulates events so that all the other magical girls turn into witches as well. This way, Madoka will be with all of her friends.
Oh Boy Here We Go Again End
Madoka wishes to go back in time to become someone who protects Homura, sending the universe into an infinite recursion of infinite recursions of time.
Madoka becomes a witch and kills everyone. The entire universe is consumed by her barrier. She fills her barrier with an idealized dream world.
The Birth of a Sadist
Soul Gem corruption is caused by despair. Conversely, a mahou shoujo that feels no pain will not become a witch. After Homura sacrifices herself in an attempt to defeat Walpurgisnacht, Madoka realizes that she would take an honest delight in inflicting pain upon Kyubey. So thinking, her wish is, "I wish to transfer my negative emotions to you, such that your race will forever be burdened by the pain you inflict on me." An invincible Mahou Shoujo is born.
- Soul Gem corruption is also caused merely by the usage of magic, so Madoka would still become a witch eventually...assuming that she did use her powers, and didn't just live out her days watching Kyubey flinch every time she stubbed her toe.
- I was pretty sure that Soul Gem corruption is caused by both negative emotions and the use of magic.
- Oh, it is! "Merely" in the above sentence meant that a mahou shoujo's Soul Gem could be corrupted by the use of magic alone, so even a girl without any negative emotions would eventually have her gem corrupted with repeated use of magic.
- I was pretty sure that Soul Gem corruption is caused by both negative emotions and the use of magic.
Reverse I Really Think It Was Worth It To Become A Magical Girl End
Homura dies (or turns into a witch) during her battle with Walpurgis. Madoka contracts, eliminates it (or both), and barely survives. On the verge of turning into a witch from the damage, she stumbles towards Homura's Desert Eagle, says that it really was worth it to become a magical girl, and shoots her dark Soul Gem, dying with a large smile on her face, right in front of Kyubey. The world is saved for the meanwhile, but Kyubey continues to feed the magic system.
Faust Has Lost His Bet End
Homura successfully defeats Walpurgis without Madoka dying or contracting. When Madoka comes across her, she's so happy that she wishes that she could stop time at this moment forever. At this exact moment she becomes a witch, and permanently traps Madoka (and possibly Kyubey) in her barrier, where time never flows.
Fine Print End
When Homura dies, her magic disappears, so everything reverts to how it was in Timeline 1 before she made her wish, except Homura is still dead.
Madoka blames Homura for the deaths of Sayaka and Kyoko. Berating her for failing to care about people who needed her, Madoka tells Homura to go away. Homura obeys by killing herself on the spot, and Walpurgis ravages the city unopposed.
Nice Boat End
Witches are symbols for nuclear waste. The offal from Kyubey's power plant makes Earth uninhabitable for centuries. The episode revealing this is censored and replaced by footage of a boat.
Beating QB At His Own Game End
Homura is the true villain. Madoka died before the events of the show and everything is an illusion created by Homura to fool Kyubey. She's from another dimension, and her goal is to siphon powers from the girls to overcome entropy in her dimension at the cost of destroying ours.
Friendship isn't Magic End
In the next reset, everyone works together to save the world to achieve a happy ending, but they fail and everyone dies anyway. Kyubey is seen preying on a new pack of innocent girls.
Wishes And Curses Balance Out End
Homura uses all her magic to defeat Walpurgis, and becomes a witch. Her witch form is Walpurgis, and Madoka sacrifices her life to defeat the reborn Walpurgis.
You'II Lose Everything End
Everyone Madoka cares about dies, even Homura, and Kyubey is driven off, leaving Madoka alone and helpless.
Homerun's Ball ls Out Of The Park End
Homura goes insane. In the next time reset, after politely introducing herself to the class, Homura guns down Madoka and Sayaka. She apologizes and commits suicide.
Everyone Dies End
The climactic battle with Walpurgis leaves everybody dead.
Self-Healing Hypothesis End
When Homura saves Madoka she creates a Temporal Paradox. How can Homura made the wish if Madoka hasn't died? So to heal the Timeline and the wish Madoka must die, her wish just states in this version that her wish is to redo the time at Walpurgis as her wish was in haste. So to solve the problem of a Paradox, Madoka must die in another way thus healing the Timeline.
The Last True End
Homura saves Madoka but is killed when fighting the witch, thus leaving Madoka all alone in the world. Breaking down and crying, Madoka is approached by Kyubey, who suggests making a wish to bring everyone back -- but in what form?
Rage Quit End
Homura saves Madoka. But she can never be happy with the others dead. Homura ragequits and becomes Walpurgis Night, a time-traveling witch that usually comes back to the time and place of Madoka's death to mourn.
The witches are all denied the one thing they want; they're kept in despair, right? Homura failed to save Madoka how many times? The series isn't Madoka's barrier - it's Homura's. She's constantly playing over the same scenario, trying to save a friend who's already died. It will always be a bad ending. Always.
It Was All a Dream End
It turns out that Homura is already a witch and all her timeloops were just illusions to her. Some unknown magical girls are shown fighting the witch, and Kyubey is being Kyubey.
Shoot The Shaggy Dog End
Homura successfully defeats Walpurgis without Madoka dying or contracting, only for time to reset again. When she confronts Kyubey about it, he explains that it doesn't matter if she saves Madoka or not; she will always go back in time after Walpurgis Night is defeated so long as she is a magical girl. Homura falls into complete and utter despair, and becomes a witch. (This may segue into Witch Team ending, above)
Open Ended End
Homura makes another time jump, starting over yet again.
This ls Madness End
Madoka was just Homura's imaginary friend. None of the other magical girls were real. Homura is institutionalized after going on a shooting spree against "witches."
- Alternatively, the whole story took place inside Madoka's (or Homura's) witch barrier, and nothing was real.
The last two episodes are a psychological examination of the characters. Madoka questions what her wish is for, makes it offscreen, and is greeted by a Congratulations scene featuring Mami holding her detached head under her arm. An End of Madoka OVA will be released later.
It All Comes Tumbling Down End
The final episodes are pure imagery left open to the viewers' interpretation.
Homura dies to defeat Walpurgls and save the world. A week later. the shy, normal human Homura transfers into Madoka's school with no knowledge of prior events.
Some random accident or normal criminal with no relation to the storyline shatters Homura's soul gem and kills Madoka.
What Has Science Done End
The ending is a serious contemplation of the heat death of the universe.
Nyan Nyan End
Homura was really a cat after all.
You Knew It Was Coming End
Madoka and Homura become all-powerful lesbian goddesses. They solve everything and revive their fallen friends, who all pair off into lesbian relationships. Kyousuke gets dumped.
I've Put My HDD For Porn Images In A Safe Place End
Homura goes insane. She kidnaps Madoka and keeps her as a sex slave. This inspires many doujins.
Morning Rescue End, Literally
Madoka turns every living creature in the universe into Morning Rescue. Nobody will suffer anymore.
Morning Rescue End, Literally (Literally.)
In the same vein as "Nice Boat", the final episode(s) are replaced with Morning Rescue.
See Spoiler:Let's Predict the Ending for a review of how things actually ended up.