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 buoyancy. These Minions can glide along the surface of water like pond skater bugs. The beach balls they fire are capable of turning whoever they hit upside down, and many lost humans who wander into their Labyrinth are drowned in this manner. As they are filled with air, they fear sharp objects. You can usually find ;Minions like this floating on the water, disguised as inflatable rings.
In Drama CD 4
In Magia Record
- First appearance is in The Ribbon at the Brink Where the Waves Break (NA: Beachside Bonds)
- Magia Record is the first instance of this witch being animated.
- This witch's nature was "Entropic elasticity" in an appendix to the Drama CD. After that, its nature has been changed to "Rebounding" in the game Magia Record.