|Japanese Name||(アリナ グレイ) Alina Gray|
|Voiced by||Japanese: Ayana Taketatsu|
English: Cherami Leigh
Alina Gray is a character in the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, serving as one of the main antagonists for its first part. Alina first appeared in the opening video to Magia Record, however she did not appear in-game until October 2017's Magical Halloween Theater event. She was later released as a playable character on March 2, 2018.
- 1 General Info
- 2 Game Info
- 3 Summary
- 4 Event Appearances
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Alina Anime Screenshots
- 10 Memoria Cards
- 11 External links
- Age: 16
- Height: 159cm
- Eye colour: Green
- Hair colour: Bright Green with a yellow highlight
- Origins: Sakae ward
- Soul Gem: Green shield-shaped gem (ribbon tie at her throat)
- Weapon: Light construct rubik's cube
- Wish: "I want an area where nobody can disturb me."
- Ability: Barrier generation
- Witch form: Old Dorothy
- Japanese pronoun: Alina (アリナ)
- School: Sakae General School, 10th grade
|Spirit Enhancement Data|
A Magical Girl who is trying to create a world where no one has to become a Witch, Alina is an artistic genius obsessed with life and death who pours herself into her work, dreaming of making masterpieces featuring Witches themselves. She's used herself as a subject for her art when in a creative slump.
The Doppel of fever. Its form is a tube. The master of this Doppel is entranced by the beauty of her own Doppel, but has yet to realize that it is still hiding its true form. It attacks from where it sprouts out of her back, using a large projection of itself made from the hardened paint (Pathogen Tempera) it emits. It boasts a Witch-like figure as it does this, despite its Doppel nature — this is because its human body becomes so coated in paint that she's no longer visible. The master cannot verify the appearance of her Doppel, but apparently it is "just as beautiful when you view it from the inside".
Alina wins an award in Modern Art for her artwork. At school, people discuss the winning painting, which is a self-portrait of Alina. The students say that supposedly, Alina couldn't think of anything to make for the prize, and she ended up snapping all the wood in the prep room. According to this rumor, Alina only got the idea to make a self-portrait when she was about to snap the canvas in two. She had a junior take a photo of her, and then drew herself based on that. However, she then coated her image in sand, which confuses the students telling the rumor.
Alina overhears the students talk about her. At the clubroom with Karin Misono, Alina takes her milk. Karin says it's mean, but Alina says it's more mean to talk about people behind their backs. Karin says Alina was happy to win the award, and Karin's the one who took the photo in the first place. Alina says that Karin needs to work on her art before she can be proud of herself. Karin apologizes and says Alina's amazing. Alina calls her foolish and leaves. Alina thinks that if she was actually aiming for the prize, she wouldn't have minded letting the story get out. However, she's more interested in creating art simply to create. Alina is reminded that one of the judges was going to see her, but decides to pass.
Later, Alina is called to the teacher's room. The announcement says she has a guest. Deducing it's the judge she was supposed to meet, Alina mutters she'll pass. Suddenly a teacher barges into the room Alina's in and tells her not to make them wait any longer. When Alina remains obstinate, the teacher tells her not to be spoiled and asks her if she realizes how many people wanted the prize. Alina says if that's the case she'll just give the prize back. The teacher tells her to come, but Alina runs off.
Alina goes to a restaurant. Karin, who was looking for Alina, eventually finds her. Karin says she got a letter from the judge, saying she was taken to meet them. Alina quietly apologizes. Karin says she wants to go buy art supplies with Alina. Alina says Karin's too much of a free girl, but tells her to hold on a bit. Alina reads the letter, and suddenly says she's leaving. As she wanders down the street, she can only think of the letter's contents: "It seems you are capable of creating a work that is so beautiful and arcane that viewers will think about it until their deaths. However, your work, which has no external theme, is a powerful drug that might drive people insane. That's why I want to tell you this. If you don't want to change the world, stop creating. You are only fifteen years old; if you haven't realized this, your brilliance will probably run out." Alina thinks she doesn't get it.
Alina figures that the letter was asking about the message she was trying to convey with a piece of her art. She thinks this is the first person who asked about her values, and not her work. Alina admits she wouldn't mind if her work really was some kind of poison or drug. Alina admits she doesn't know why she creates art and decides to review how she got to where she was. Alina heads to an art gallery that is exhibiting her works. She goes to one of the museum workers, a girl named Mayu Kozue. Alina asks if there's a poster listing her past works, saying that her parents should have sent the information. Mayu says she'll check and brings her the poster. Alina says the poster has too much information, and asks if it can be replaced with a simpler version she'll send. Mayu says she'll ask.
The poster explains that Alina was born in the Sakae Ward of Kamihama City. Her parents had an art gallery known as "Gallery Gray". At age 8, when her dog and grandparents died, Alina became fascinated by the transformation from living creature into object, and began trying to depict the boundary between life and death. Alina used time lapse photography and posing skeletons, ultimately creating her first artwork at age eleven. Alina created several works since then, including a picture drawn at age 14 using charcoal that came from carbonized corpses.
Alina mutters that if she goes over her art again, she has nothing to question. However, she does receive inspiration from the things that excite her. Alina thanks Mayu and prepares to leave. Before Alina goes, Mayu says her art is amazing. Alina wonders if Mayu has fallen to her drug, and if her brilliance will fade at the age of fifteen. Alina figures she needs to be more creative. She tries making things in the clubroom, but is disappointed.
Karin then asks Alina to take a look at the new character she made for her manga. However, Alina begins destroying her painting, saying it's not exciting, sensational, or emotional enough. Karin points out that Alina was working on it all week. Alina simply destroys it and asks Karin to take a photo. Alina looks at it, and says it's terrible. Alina thinks her work has become trash because she has nothing. Even when she was making artwork with her inspiration and senses, she was empty. Alina says she's decided to jump, while narrating that her art should have been more brilliant.
Having been told her art has no external theme, Alina noticed where she was lacking. She thinks it's something that can't change even if she traveled the world and saw many sights. It's implied she did just that, as Alina says that in one month, she hasn't changed at all. She thinks her brilliance really will fade at fifteen. Alina returns to the club and is met by Karin, who asks where Alina's been. Alina says she was enjoying a bit of travel. She asks if Karin disturbed the painting she broke. Karin says the teachers told her to leave it alone, thinking that it's broken state was part of the art. Alina thinks the teachers are foolish.
Alina critiques Karin's manga. Karin says that Alina hasn't drawn anything this day, and that she's been acting strange even before taking a trip. Karin asks if it's because of the letter she gave Alina. Alina hesitates, then asks Karin what sort of theme she has in mind when she draws. When Karin doesn't understand, Alina asks her why she wants to draw manga. Karin asks if that will make Alina feel better. Alina admits she doesn't know. Karin says she draws because she wants to make it's readers feel better, just like how she does when she reads the manga "Magical Kirin". Alina says that Karin wants to spread happiness to others, and says she might be more of a genius than she is. Karin insist she isn't, but Alina leaves.
Alina thinks that even Karin has something she doesn't. She mutters that she can't give birth to anything but a powerful drug, and that she'll lose her brilliance at 15. She then starts laughing and says that gave her the shivers. While near a riverbank, Alina decides she is nearing her death as an artist. Believing herself empty, she says that her realization of this has caused her past works to lose their luster. Alina decides to break all of her old art...including herself. She says that her last artwork will be to go out in a blaze of glory, and when her brilliance fades her body will rot away. A voice tells her if she would really be alright with that.
The voice is revealed to be Kyubey. Alina thinks he's a weasel and wonders if something is wrong with her head. Kyubey says she's in "a normal state" and introduces himself. Alina says it could be fun to listen to what he has to say. Kyubey says she's a type of human that is the most difficult to understand, and offers her a contract. Alina says it's like a fantasy, and says she doesn't have a wish. Kyubey says Alina seems "to be in a state similar to when humans are worrying". He offers to help clear up her worries. Alina says he wouldn't understand, and that it would be pointless to get what she wants just by wishing for it.
Kyubey points out she would still have what she wants. Alina hits him in response and says he doesn't get it. Kyubey says she possesses great potential, but Alina has no intention of using it, and has already decided on making her final piece of art. Kyubey begins to ask something, but Alina leaves. She then resolves to create her last artwork. The next day, Alina walks through the city, looking happy. She turns out to be excited over her impending "end" and thinks the holiday couldn't get any better. Arriving at the art gallery, Alina pulls out a hammer and saw and starts destroying her art. A shocked Mayu calls for help. A man shows up, but Alina leaves.
Alina then heads to a roof, saying that it will end with herself. She thinks that she'll record the moment where all of her light disappears. Kyubey appears, and asks her to reconsider becoming a magical girl. Alina hits him again and says if she solved her problems with a wish, she wouldn't be herself anymore. Kyubey suggests she wish for something else. Alina says she wants Kyubey to go away, and then realizes that might not be a bad wish. She explains that her parents often get mad at her for spending all her time painting, and so makes her wish: "I want an area where nobody can disturb me". Kyubey tries to explain more about being a magical girl, but Alina tells him to be quiet. She says she mixed this wish with her life and death, and soon it will be lost as well.
As Kyubey tells her to stop, Alina "completes her art" and jumps off the roof. Kyubey says he doesn't understand. Alina narrates a message to everyone who said she was a a genius artist: that this is her last piece of artwork. She narrates they were the ones intoxicated with her art, who valued it so much. It's shown that Alina landed in a field of flowers, and had set up a video camera to record her death. There is silence for a long time. Suddenly, a voice calls out that there's a person.
While floating in a gray haze, Alina finds herself disappointed. She realized that she always had a theme and there was never anything wrong with her in the first place. Her theme was simply her beauty. Alina mutters that knowing that is pointless now, and wonders if dying was really worth it. She think the worst possible ending is for her final work to be a failure. She finds herself wanting the place she wished for. Suddenly, Alina wakes up in the hospital, finding the she can't move. Alina wonders if she was drifting in the space between life and death. She thinks that place had nothing - she was just there thinking.
Alina is broken from her thoughts when Karin calls out to her. Karin says she's happy Alina woke up, and says she could have died if someone didn't find her. Karin then starts crying. Alina says Karin shouldn't cry, because she was just using her body to make her final artwork. Karin says she doesn't understand, and asks if Alina will turn herself into art again. Alina says she won't because she found her theme - but she still doesn't fully fell like she's alive. Karin grabs her hands and says she's alive. Alina admits she's right. Alina notices Karin is carrying a bag and asks what it is. Karin says she brought her "Phantom Thief Magical Karin" manga and gives it to Alina. She then leaves.
Alina reads the manga, but can't seem to understand it. Suddenly she hears a knock on the door of her hospital room. It turns out to be Touka Satomi and Nemu Hiiragi. Touka says hello, and Nemu says she feels relieved. It turns out they were the ones who found Alina. Alina thanks them, prompting Nemu to say that was outrageously matter-of-fact. Touka asks if Alina is the famous Alina Gray, having heard about her on television. Nemu says her "Psychedelic Adolescent Hymn" had a lot of young visitors. Alina says she didn't know that.
Nemu hands her a flyer, which talks about "The trepidation and madness of youth". Alina realizes the picture on the flyer is from when she was destroying her artwork. Alina says it's better than being charged for breach of contract and damages. Alina asks if that's all. Nemu says they came to hear Alina's thanks for saving them. Touka says Alina must have hit a "miraculous jackpot" for her to be found by Touka and Nemu, and asks for her thanks in exchange. Alina calls them shameless and tells them to go away. Touka says its not hard, and both her and Nemu say please. Alina asks what they want to do, and Touka explains they want her to have a talk with them. Alina is confused.
Afterward, Alina says they were weird kids. Kyubey appears and says they have the same potential she does. Alina asks what happened to her. Kyubey explained that when she became a magical girl, Alina's "body became able to fight against witches", and that's the "primary reason" why she survived. Alina admits her final artwork didn't work out, but says she's grateful. Alina explains that she found her theme, and got the place she wished for. Alina says she was a fool to think her work had no theme and says she won't stop creating. She claims what she sends out will be her "beauty".
Alina senses something, which Kyubey explains is the presence of a witch. Alina transforms and says she will greet it as a magical girl. She enters the witch's barrier and fights a familiar, laughing the whole time. Kyubey says her reaction is unusual. Alina says that this world is overflowing with lifeforms of such a unique design. She says it gives her the shivers. Alina narrates that the material for her next art "will be you". She claims she will show everyone her beauty, and they will become drunk on her art. Alina starts laughing and says it gives her the shivers.
Months later after the defeat of Walpurgisnacht, many Magical Girls living on Kamihama believed she died during the battle. Karin, however, wants to know if the things the other Magical Girls says about Alina are true. After an incident with the Promised Blood group, Karin is hospitalized, and discovers Alina is there too. Momoko, who went to visit Karin, also discovers Alina is there, but also she's amnesiac.
For a Masterpiece, Sacrifice is Essential
Alina is at the mall shopping with Karin. Karin is interested in the screentones and other art supplies, but Alina thinks Karin's lack of talent will be wasted on the art supplies. Karin thinks it's more important to look the part, but before she can blink Alina had already wandered off. Karin remembers she mentioned wanting to look at swimsuits, and offers to pick one out for her. She pushes Alina into a store and they check out the swimsuits. Karin finds several that she thinks would look good on Alina, and Alina tries on a few. Three hours later and Alina has tried on every swimsuit in the shop. Karin suggests the simpler swimsuit while the shopclerk suggests a fancier, pricier one. Alina says she didn't come here to buy a swimsuit, just to look at them. She would rather design her own, but wasn't sure what materials the latest swimsuits were made of. Alina leaves the store and a flustered Karin behind. Some time later, Alina shows off her finished swimsuit to Karin. She says it's a reflection on paradise and original sin, but Karin doesn't get it.
- Magical Halloween Theater
- Mitama's Special Training - Alina and Hinano Episode
- April Fool's 2018
- Mitama's Special Training - Homura Episode
- Alina Is Comin’ to Town
- Kamihama Twinkle Rarity Star
- One Fleeting Summer Night
- Wings in the Wind
- See Holy Alina
Because of her wish, Alina has the ability to summon her own labyrinths at will. With this ability, she is able to hold other witches within it without the risk of them escaping. She uses this power to feed victims to whatever witch she currently has captured to make it stronger, and to trap witches together until they eat each other, and is thus the reason why all the witches of Kamihama are stronger than elsewhere.
In the anime, she is able to contain witches, familiars, and instances of their own labyrinths within the cubes of her weapon, which are able to be given to and used by others to release and capture whatever is imprisoned inside.
The paint her Doppel creates is capable of making whoever comes in contact with it go mad. However, as this did not seem to be the case for Sana Futaba, this was likely either an oversight, or she must consciously choose to inflict insanity on her targets.
- The characters of her name use katakana as her parents may be foreign born. In her side story, it states Alina was born in the Sakae Ward of Kamihama City.
- 'Alina' means 'bright, beautiful'.
- Her surname Gray comes from Dorian Gray, the titular character of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Dorian was a beautiful youth who was corrupted by another person and turned to a life of hedonism and vanity, losing his morality and believing beauty was the only thing worth striving for in life. Through unknown means (though commonly likened to a deal with the devil), he wishes that a portrait of himself that had been recently painted would age instead of him so that he may remain forever beautiful; his wish is granted, and while he ceases to age, his portrait both ages in his place and displays the darkness within his soul, becoming progressively more grotesque. Dorian ends up becoming both indirectly and directly responsible for the deaths of several characters as a result of his evil, though near the end attempts to turn over a new leaf in the hopes of returning his portrait to normal; however, as his desire to become good ultimately stemmed from selfish intentions, his portrait only grows uglier, and he ultimately ends his own life by destroying his portrait, returning it to its original appearance while he suddenly ages and dies.
- The name of her Witch, Old Dorothy, is both a reference to Dorothy Clutterbuck, a woman who was (potentially falsely) identified as the leader of a Wiccan coven by the popularizer of contemporary paganism and Wicca (who referred to her as "Old Dorothy" in his writings), and acts as a feminine form of Dorian.
- Her design, along with Nemu's and Touka's, is based around a prison. Her design in particular resembles a warden.
- Alina's weapon looks like the HIV virus's envelope and her doppel originally showed the virus's anatomy.
- Her illustrators are Aoki Ume for her four star card and Sasagi Koushi for her five star card.
- The name of Alina's Magia and personal Memoria refer to kuzosu, a genre of Japanese paintings from the 13th through 19th centuries. These paintings depicted the nine stages of a human corpse, according to Buddhist belief. In certain Buddhist traditions, monks were taught to reflect on these stages to better understand - and transcend - the physical world.
- While Alina Gray is a foreign name, her origins are listed as Sakae Ward, implying that she may be Half-Japanese, or has foreign parents that moved to Japan before/after she was born.
- Alina's sanity may not all be that stable, she constantly displays over-exaggerated face expressions and it has a narcissistic or egotistical personality which is constant. She also has a morbid fascination with death but in a disturbing way and seems to take delight in when people get hurt - as evidenced by her maniacal laughter when using her Magia upon other magical girls.
- Her doppel type being that of Fever may refer to her wish, as people infected with an illness that could cause an epidemic are often put in 'spaces where no one can disturb them' (quarantine).
- Out of all Magius leaders including Iroha and Ui, her Doppel name is an exception in that it is not called after a work of Kenji Miyazawa; it is instead a reference to a work of Oscar Wilde.
- However, Ui's Doppel is conceptually based Wilde's "The Happy Prince", and its Familiars are named after Wilde himself.
- In the JP version of MagiReco, Alina speaks Japanese with English mixed in. In the NA version she speaks English with Italian mixed in, as a reference to Mami Tomoe's penchant of naming her attacks in Italian, which was further utilized in Kazumi Magica and by several other characters in Magia Record.
|Card||Effect||Cooldown||Eng Text||Jap Text|
Anti-Poison & Damage Up Versus Enemies Affected With Status Ailments [IV]
Max Limit Break:
Anti-Poison & Damage Up Versus Enemies Affected With Status Ailments [V]
|Passive||Beauty in life, beauty in death, beauty in decay, those are the themes of 'Alina's Beauty'. I, Alina, simply create things that excite me. I'll show you if you want to see. Then you can go ahead and get all excited yourself. Your brain will surely light up in psychedelic wonder.||「生の美、死の美、滅びの美、アリナのテーマはアリナの美”アリナがゾックゾクしたものを、アリナは勝手に作るダケ見たいならみせてアゲル。そして、勝手にゾックゾクしちゃってヨネきっとブレインがサイケデリックでブリリアントになるカラ」|
Blast Damage UP [V] (Self / 1 T) & Chance to Critical [IV] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage UP [VI] (Self / 1 T) & Chance to Critical [V] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
|"You're usually so calm and collected... But I see even you can make a cute face like any other girl your age, Alina!" "Personally, I believe you are the one who is acting way too excited for someone your age, Mifuyu." "What a terrible thing to say! H-how could you say that?!"||「いつもは澄ましてますけど、アリナも年相応に
あんな可愛い顔もするんですね。…ふふっ」 「みふゆは年甲斐もなくはしゃいでたヨネ」 「そ、そんな言い方…あんまりですっ！」
Anti-Evade (Self / 3 T)
Max Limit Break:
Anti-Evade (Self / 3 T)
Max Limit Break:
|"For I, Alina, to be reading the same comic that fool girl reads? Ridiculous...the reason escapes me. But the monochrome panels appear as if they are in full color, and I, Alina, understand why better than any other."||「まさかフールガールが読んでる漫画をアリナが読むなんて…ホント、理由なんて分からないケドモノクロのはずなのに、カラーになって見えるワケそれは何故かって、アリナが一番よく分かってるんですケド」|
Draw Owner's Discs
Max Limit Break:
Draw Owner's Discs
Max Limit Break:
|**Unique to Alina Gray**
If all colors seem faded, that means I have lost my color. If my color must fade, then I shall enliven everything for that final moment by sacrificing my very self.
|全てが色あせたなら、それは自分の色が失われたから このまま自分の色が無くなるのなら最後に全てを彩ろう 自らを捧げて|
Damage UP State [V] & Curse Immunity
Max Limit Break:
Damage UP State [VI] & Curse Immunity
|Passive||Oh, this is where she's gonna use her lock-picking skills!...Or not?You're kidding?! This protagonist, she stole the key from the guard she bumped into before?! I don't get it... Um, let's see, the explanation is mentioned in page 152 at the back of the book... Wow, how does the author even come up with this stuff?!||「なるほど、ここで鍵開けテクが活用できるんだ！…って違う？うそでしょ！？この擦れ違い様に警備員から鍵を取ってたの！？どういうことだろ…え、えっと解説は巻末の152Pに記載…こんなテクニックが書いてあるなんて作者は何者なの！？」|
Defense DOWN [IV] (Single / 1 T) & Guaranteed Poison (Single / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Defense DOWN [V] (Single / 1 T) & Guaranteed Poison (Single / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
|A girl seeking the ultimate beauty, a girl seeking a universe where a Witch could have such beauty, and a girl who dreams of writing about a world where mechanisms were built in the pursuit of knowledge... Everything began with these three, who are connected by fates from newly birthed stories that twisted together into an unusual friendship.||最高の美を求める少女は、その美しさを魔女に求めた 宇宙の全てを求める少女は、知を得るために機構に手を掛けた 世界を原稿にすることを夢みる少女は、物語を産み落とし続けた 捻れた因果の先で繋がった、稀有な関係、始まりは全てこの3人|
|Max Limit Break:
Regenerate MP [I] & Status Ailment Resistance UP [IV] (Self / 3 T)
|Max Limit Break:
|"At CoCo Ichi, you can freely combine the toppings. A set that doesn't look like it would go well together at first glance can be unexpectedly delicious"
"I'm very glad to have found my favorite original menu." "It's kind of peaceful today." (CoCo Ichi Collaboration Commemoration)
一見合わないセットも案外デリシャスだったりするワケ」 「自分好みのオリジナルメニューが見つかると、すっごく嬉しいわね」 「今日はなんだか平和ですねー」（ココイチコラボ記念）
Attack UP [II] & Defense UP [II]
Max Limit Break:
Attack UP [III] & Defense UP [III]
|Passive||Everyone’s feelings, gathered together. What do you taste, when eating next to a cocoon of impurities? The sweetness of joy travels down to my heart. Maybe just one more bite, while we enjoy the quiet.||集め集まる色んな気持ち。穢れの卵のすぐ傍で口にするのはどんな味？ 広がってくのは愉悦の甘味 口から広がりハートに落ちて、うっとり静かに満たされる もう少しだけ欲張って、口の中に入れようか|
- Recording of Alina's Transformation Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Alina's Magia Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Alina's Doppel Video on Youtube (Original Animation) (JP)
- Recording of Alina's Doppel Video on Youtube (Updated Animation) (JP)
Side Story and Costume Story Videos
- Recording of Alina's MSS on Youtube (JP): Episode 1/3, Episode 2/3, Episode 3/3
- Recording of Alina's Swimsuit Story on Youtube (JP)