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Candeloro first appears in [[Madoka Magica Portable]]. Like the anime, her design was done by [[Gekidan Inu Curry]]. She has two familiars that represent [[Madoka]] and [[Kyoko]], in both appearance and fighting style. The one that resembles Madoka shoots uses a red bow while the one that resembles Kyoko uses yellow-orange spear. Candeloro can be fought if Mami falls into despair, though her labyrinth design and familiars can appear in mysterious witch barriers. Candeloro attacks resembles Mami's, as she has a simple rifle-like attack and can bind using ribbons. She can also take possession of a familiar to shoot a Tiro Finale-like attack, except it shoots flames rather than ammunition.
 
Candeloro first appears in [[Madoka Magica Portable]]. Like the anime, her design was done by [[Gekidan Inu Curry]]. She has two familiars that represent [[Madoka]] and [[Kyoko]], in both appearance and fighting style. The one that resembles Madoka shoots uses a red bow while the one that resembles Kyoko uses yellow-orange spear. Candeloro can be fought if Mami falls into despair, though her labyrinth design and familiars can appear in mysterious witch barriers. Candeloro attacks resembles Mami's, as she has a simple rifle-like attack and can bind using ribbons. She can also take possession of a familiar to shoot a Tiro Finale-like attack, except it shoots flames rather than ammunition.
  
Candeloro's barrier includes familiar elements of Mami's 'mental landscape' including a rainbow bridge, teacups and apple trees. The teacups are rather obvious, but cups also symbolise healing and immortality, among other things. The fact that the teacups are black, nearly undecorated and wide-brimmed ties them to mysticism and divination rituals. Apple trees symbolize immortality, and [[wikipedia:Tír_na_nÓg|Tír na nÓg]], the Land of the Young, is also known as the Isle of Apples. Rainbow bridges, specifically, symbolize the bridge from Earth to the Heavens, and it is said that those who cross them reach divinity, but rainbows, themselves, can mean many things, but are commonly tied back to healing and perfection. Black clouds are a common symbol of inevitability and death. The fact that the water is red means it is most probably blood, which is nearly always a symbol of life force. Within Candeloro's Witch Labyrinth is also a house. Inside of that house, the Christmas Greenery is still hung up and it decorates all of the walls. Assuming that Candeloro does indeed reference the Candlemas tradition, then this is of note, as common belief is that if you fail to take down the Christmas Greenery on the eve of Candlemas, you bring death to all of those in your congregation. (If there happen to be any bells ringing in the background, that's another symbol that means that your friends are going to die.)
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Candeloro's barrier includes familiar elements of Mami's 'mental landscape' including a rainbow bridge, teacups and apple trees. The teacups are rather obvious, but cups also symbolise healing and immortality, among other things. The fact that the teacups are black, nearly undecorated and wide-brimmed ties them to mysticism and divination rituals. Apple trees symbolize immortality, and [[wikipedia:Tír_na_nÓg|Tír na nÓg]], the Land of the Young, is also known as the Isle of Apples. Rainbow bridges, specifically, symbolize the bridge from Earth to the Heavens, and it is said that those who cross them reach divinity, but rainbows themselves, can mean many things, but are commonly tied back to healing and perfection. Black clouds are a common symbol of inevitability and death. The fact that the water is red means it is most probably blood, which is nearly always a symbol of life force. Within Candeloro's Witch Labyrinth is also a house. Inside of that house, the Christmas Greenery is still hung up and it decorates all of the walls. Assuming that Candeloro does indeed reference the Candlemas tradition, then this is of note, as common belief is that if you fail to take down the Christmas Greenery on the eve of Candlemas, you bring death to all of those in your congregation. (If there happen to be any bells ringing in the background, that's another symbol that means that your friends are going to die.)
  
 
There are two variations of Mami becoming a witch in her [[Madoka Magica Portable Mami Route|game route]], one on day 19 and day 20, with the day 20 version unlocking an additional CG. To reach the day 20 ending, the following conditions must be met: first, one must select either Madoka or Kyouko during Day 15 Nighttime, and second, one must select Kyouko during Day 17 Noon. Finally, one must select Sayaka during Day 17 Evening. If one trips all three of these flags, then Mami becoming a witch will be delayed until day 20 and the additional CG will be shown. Mami's reason for falling into despair is that she didn't manage to save a child from [[Gisela]]'s labyrinth and she didn't wish to save her parents when given her wish by Kyubey, and along with her loneliness, she declares she has no right to be a magical girl and falls into despair.
 
There are two variations of Mami becoming a witch in her [[Madoka Magica Portable Mami Route|game route]], one on day 19 and day 20, with the day 20 version unlocking an additional CG. To reach the day 20 ending, the following conditions must be met: first, one must select either Madoka or Kyouko during Day 15 Nighttime, and second, one must select Kyouko during Day 17 Noon. Finally, one must select Sayaka during Day 17 Evening. If one trips all three of these flags, then Mami becoming a witch will be delayed until day 20 and the additional CG will be shown. Mami's reason for falling into despair is that she didn't manage to save a child from [[Gisela]]'s labyrinth and she didn't wish to save her parents when given her wish by Kyubey, and along with her loneliness, she declares she has no right to be a magical girl and falls into despair.

Revision as of 17:22, 21 November 2020

Candeloro (CANDELORO) is the witch form of Mami Tomoe that makes an appearance in Madoka Magica Portable, Madoka Magica Online and Magia Record.

Witch Card

Candeloro Card v2.png

おめかしの魔女。その性質はご招待。理想を夢見る心優しき魔女。寂しがり屋のこの魔女は結界へ来たお客さまを決して逃がさない。

Candeloro

RunesCANDELORO
TypeDress-up witch
NatureInviting
EpisodesPuella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

The witch of dress-up, with an inviting nature. A kind-hearted witch who dreams of ideal things. This witch can't stand being lonely, and never lets visitors to her barrier escape. She hosts a tea party every day within her home at the depths of her labyrinth, but eating the food there will remove one's soul. Her body is so small, it could fit in a tea cup. She mainly transports herself by hanging onto her familiars' bodies like a keyholder.

Minions

Candeloro Minions Card.png

おめかしの魔女の手下。その役割はご案内。結界の中に入ってきた人間を魔女のお茶会へと誘う。放っておくと逃げてしまうため、魔女によって手足を縛られている。魔女の大切なお友達。

Du Polignac

RunesDU POLIGNAC
TypeDress-up witch's minion
DutyGuiding visitors
EpisodesPuella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

The dress-up witch's minions, whose task is to guide visitors. They invite humans who enter the witch's barrier to her tea party. When they try to run away from her, the witch ties their hands and feet together. They are precious friends of the witch. They come in different forms, such as Akairo-san or Momoiro-san, but they all have the same task.

History

Madoka Magica Portable

Candeloro first appears in Madoka Magica Portable. Like the anime, her design was done by Gekidan Inu Curry. She has two familiars that represent Madoka and Kyoko, in both appearance and fighting style. The one that resembles Madoka shoots uses a red bow while the one that resembles Kyoko uses yellow-orange spear. Candeloro can be fought if Mami falls into despair, though her labyrinth design and familiars can appear in mysterious witch barriers. Candeloro attacks resembles Mami's, as she has a simple rifle-like attack and can bind using ribbons. She can also take possession of a familiar to shoot a Tiro Finale-like attack, except it shoots flames rather than ammunition.

Candeloro's barrier includes familiar elements of Mami's 'mental landscape' including a rainbow bridge, teacups and apple trees. The teacups are rather obvious, but cups also symbolise healing and immortality, among other things. The fact that the teacups are black, nearly undecorated and wide-brimmed ties them to mysticism and divination rituals. Apple trees symbolize immortality, and Tír na nÓg, the Land of the Young, is also known as the Isle of Apples. Rainbow bridges, specifically, symbolize the bridge from Earth to the Heavens, and it is said that those who cross them reach divinity, but rainbows themselves, can mean many things, but are commonly tied back to healing and perfection. Black clouds are a common symbol of inevitability and death. The fact that the water is red means it is most probably blood, which is nearly always a symbol of life force. Within Candeloro's Witch Labyrinth is also a house. Inside of that house, the Christmas Greenery is still hung up and it decorates all of the walls. Assuming that Candeloro does indeed reference the Candlemas tradition, then this is of note, as common belief is that if you fail to take down the Christmas Greenery on the eve of Candlemas, you bring death to all of those in your congregation. (If there happen to be any bells ringing in the background, that's another symbol that means that your friends are going to die.)

There are two variations of Mami becoming a witch in her game route, one on day 19 and day 20, with the day 20 version unlocking an additional CG. To reach the day 20 ending, the following conditions must be met: first, one must select either Madoka or Kyouko during Day 15 Nighttime, and second, one must select Kyouko during Day 17 Noon. Finally, one must select Sayaka during Day 17 Evening. If one trips all three of these flags, then Mami becoming a witch will be delayed until day 20 and the additional CG will be shown. Mami's reason for falling into despair is that she didn't manage to save a child from Gisela's labyrinth and she didn't wish to save her parents when given her wish by Kyubey, and along with her loneliness, she declares she has no right to be a magical girl and falls into despair.

Madoka Magica Online

Candeloro reappears in Madoka Magica Online along with her labyrinth and familiars.

The Different Story

Candeloro doesn't make a proper appearance in The Different Story, however she appears in human form in Mami's vision when she begins to fall into despair. She looks similar to a younger Mami. Her hair is long, straight and is tied up with scrunchies instead of flower accessories. She wears a back dress over a white long sleeved shirt, stockings and black Mary Janes. Silhouettes of Du Polginac also appear however the Madoka one is absent because Sayaka became Mami's partner (instead of Madoka) along with Kyoko in this world/timeline.

Magia Record

Candeloro only makes an appearance as Mami's doppel however she appears along with every one of Mami's costumes.

Anime Japan 2017 card description

The Doppel of Invitation. Her form is that of dress-up. This Doppel is a replica of invitation. This Doppel uses her ribbon-like hands for a variety of attacks. However, the owner of these feelings does not believe that this small Doppel has that kind of great power hidden within her. She is a docile Doppel, but possibly because she has started to resemble a certain someone, she is strongly opinionated and doesn't do a very good job of listening to others. Those are her flaws.

In-Game (Normal version) description

The Doppel of invitations. Its form is dressing up. The master of this emotion doesn't trust it but battles on, regardless of its presence. This Doppel is very small compared to other Doppels and always sits on its master's head, so the master is hardly aware of it. It is doubtful that they communicate, so its master fights normally while it supports her. It is small and looks unreliable, but its vines are powerful enough to penetrate any enemy.

Holy Mami version description

The Doppel of Worship. Its form is a Nimbus. The master of this emotion has accepted salvation in a moment of despair on the darkest of nights. As a result, she was miraculously given the strength to overcome the fear and anxiety that she once had. Due to the mental state of its master, this pitiful Doppel's appearance has changed, leading it to believe it can be a savior. Tiro Saint Doppelion is a symbol that represents a new hope for all girls in despair.

Swimsuit version description

The Doppel of Eternal Summer. Its form is cheerful. The master of this emotion is in very high spirits after making friends who fight beside her. Since she wants to be an exemplary role model, she tries to keep her cool around them. Perhaps because of this, the Doppel can't hide it's passionate, tropical look. By keeping a dangerous balance between the Doppel's unrestrained, explosive power and it's master's calm control over aiming, they have come to possess a formidable combat ability.

Observations

  • Candeloro's tag has the runes CANDELORO DU POLIGNAC written on it. It reads, "Candeloro du Polignac"
  • Text in her barrier reads "Happy Birthday"
  • Candeloro and her familiars Du Polginac added together is suspected to be a reference to Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, Duchesse de Polignac, a member of Marie Antoinette's court who was greatly famed for her beauty
      • Gabrielle de Polastron was a favorite of Maria Antoinette. In 1775 she was formally presented to the Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, who was instantly "dazzled" by her, and invited her to move permanently to Versailles. The cost of maintaining oneself at the court of Versailles was ruinous and Gabrielle replied that her husband did not have the money to finance a permanent move to the palace. Determined to keep her new favourite by her side, the Queen agreed to settle the family's many outstanding debts and to find an appointment for Gabrielle's husband
      • Gabrielle de Polastron was considered by many of her friends to be elegant, sophisticated, charming and entertaining. Ultimately, the queen's favouritism towards the Polignac family was one of the many causes which fueled Marie-Antoinette's unpopularity with some of her husband's subjects
  • Candeloro is an Italian male name. The feminine name would be Candelora
    • "Dell'oro" is a common word pair in Italian, meaning "of gold" and often attached to anything one wishes to deem precious. The name could be a play on Mami's main color
  • The name Candeloro derives from a medieval tradition given to children born on the day of the Pagan holiday of Candlemas, or "feast of candles." Common superstitions of the tradition is tied to death and serpents
    • Candelora is a religious feast, it is celebrated in February 2, when the Catholic church celebrates the "Presentazione del Signore" (Presentation of Our Lord). Formerly called the "Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary", it is now popularly called the feast of Candelora.[1]

Trivia

  • Early screenshots from the January 2012 Dengeki PlayStation magazine show the familiars bore colour-schemes more similar to the magical girls they're based on.
  • The names of Candeloro's familiars: Du Polignac, were confirmed from the Madogatari event. Du Polignac forms for both Homuras, Sayaka and Hitomi were also shown at the same event
    • Du Polignac have forms called 'Akairo-san' and 'Momoiro-san' for the Kyoko and Madoka familiars respectively. The naming scheme comes from the familiar's colour in Japanese (Aka means red, Kyoko's colour is red) and the word 'iro' which means colour, then with the honorific of 'san' which is a polite addition meaning Mr, Mrs, Miss etc.
      • Although the other planned familiars for Candeloro don't have official names, they can be speculated to be 'Aoiro-san' (Blue, Sayaka), 'Kuroiro-san' (Black, Homura), 'Murasakiiro-san' (Purple, Glasses Homura) and 'Midoriiro-san' (Hitomi)
  • Information from the Madogatari event shows that Candeloro was planned to turn into a pendant with Mami's cameo on. She would then be worn by her familiars

Gallery

Official Art

Madoka Magica Portable

Manga

Madoka Magica Online

Magia Record

Translations

From the January 2012 Dengeki PlayStation

Source Translation
PSP Game 03.jpg Mami Tomoe - Witch Barrier

Main text:
Every witch controls a bizarre space known as a barrier, which becomes a space resembling the magical girl's mental landscape before she became a witch. Mami's witch is no exception. A fancy, elegant space just like a tea party out of a picture book. It's a witch barrier befitting Mami, who loves black tea.
Top right:
The teacup, rainbow bridge, and apple trees in a line, along with the inverted color of the sky, stir up an sense of unease.
Bottom right:

Like the witch, the barrier's design was also newly drawn by Gekidan Inucurry.
PSP Game 04.jpg Mami Tomoe - Familiars

Main text:
The witches' familiars are, just like the witches' barrier, projections of the magical girl's heart before she became a witch. [In this case], Mami, who had fought alone for a long time, and sought companions. The familiars born from that kind of girl are... To defeat the transformed Mami, you must defeat these strangely familiar familiars as well.
Top right:
A bow-wielding, pink familiar. It's reminiscent of a certain someone Mami was set on befriending...
Bottom right:
There's also a familiar besides the one shown above. Both are sorrowful existences produced by Mami's heart.
Madoka's skills:

  • Magical Score
  • Spread Arrow

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