Paola (PAOLA) is a witch that appears in the Madoka Magica franchise.
Her first appearence was in Madoka Magica Drama CD 4: Summer Magical Girl Training Camp!!. Material released with the Drama CD identified the witch as Paola Bona (PAOLA BONA).
Paola would reappear in the mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record. The game clarifies that Paola is the name of the witch, while "Bona" (BONA) is the name of the familiar the witch rides on.
The witch of rubber. Her nature is rebounding. She appears at ocean bathing resorts, and the interior of her barrier is an endless expanse of ocean. The witch herself can’t swim at all, so it’s essential for her to have very buoyant minions. Apparently, she can also perform high-speed bodyslams by bouncing herself around, but she’s too busy clinging to her minions so she doesn’t drown in her own barrier. She hibernates during seasons when there aren’t many bathers visiting.
Minions of the witch of rubber. Their role is flotation. They can run across the surface of the ocean like water striders. From the holes in their centers, they shoot beach balls that flip the top and bottom of those who touch them, and drown any humans who’ve wandered into their witch’s barrier. Their bodies are filled with air, and they hate sharp objects. They’re typically found floating on the water while disguised as inflatable rings.
In Drama CD 4
In Magia Record
- Magia Record is the first instance of this witch being animated.