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Revision as of 23:40, 25 April 2012

Candeloro (CANDELORO) is the witch form of Mami Tomoe that is set to make an appearance in Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable. Like the anime, her design was done by Gekidan Inu Curry. She has two familiars that represent Madoka Kaname and Kyoko Sakura, in both appearance and fight style.

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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. She has 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.

Minions

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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。

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TypeDress-up witch's minion
DutyGuiding visitors
EpisodesMadoka 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.

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

Trivia

  • Candeloro is an Inu Curry creation.
  • Candeloro's barrier include familiar elements of Mami's "mental landscape" including a rainbow bridge, teacups and apple trees.
  • Candeloro's familiars take the forms of Madoka Kaname and Kyoko Sakura. The familiars fight in the same fashion as the magical girls. The one that resembles Madoka shoots arrows from a pink bow while the one that resembles Kyoko uses a long-range multiple spear attack.
  • Candeloro attacks resembles Mami's. 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.
  • Text in her barrier reads "Happy Birthday."
  • How Mami becomes Candeloro is described in her game route (expand for story spoilers).

Speculation & Observation

  • Candeloro is an Italian male name. The feminine name would be Candelora.
    • The Name derives from a medieval tradition given to children born on the day of the Christian holiday of Candlemas, or "feast of candles." It is similar to the Spanish name Candelaria.
    • It is a common name in South Italy, it is particularly popular in Sicily and Puglia.
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From religious festival to pancakes. The amazing world of Madoka.
  • 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]
    • This feast was originally called the Purification of the Virgin Mary, reflecting the custom that, as a Jewish woman, Jesus' mother would have followed. In the Jewish tradition, women were considered impure for the 40 days after the delivery of a male child and were not allowed to worship in the temple; after the 40 days had passed, the women were brought to the temple to be purified. Feburary 2 is, in fact, 40 days after December 25, the day the Church marks the birth of Jesus.
    • In English-speaking countries where the feast of Candelora is known as Candlemas Day (or Candle Mass).
    • There is a practical connection to the religious symbolism. February 2 is a cross-quarter day, halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. For millenia, people in the Northern Hemisphere have noted that if the sun comes out at the mid-way point between winter and spring, winter weather would continue for another six weeks. As one might imagine, for humans living a subsistence existence the difference was an important one, with implications for survival as well as hunting and farming.
    • In France, Candlemas (Chandeleur) is best known for being the day of pancakes, which are prepared in every way.
      • It is believed that pancakes are consumed on Chandeleur because of their round shape and golden color, reminiscent of the solar disc. This is probably a reference to the return of spring after a dark winter.
        • Legend has it that Pope Gelasius I distributed pancakes to arriving pilgrims in Rome.
  • The witch name Candeloro may be refers to the French figure skater - Philippe Candeloro who won the Bronze medal in Men's singles Figure skating at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics Winter Olympic Games.
    • Philippe Candeloro gave a stunning performance by portraying the role of the musketeer D'Artagnan during the contest.
      • D'Artagnan usually represents a talented, militant and heroic character in western literature, this match the first impression which Mami gave to the audiences. Similar to Mami, D'Artagnan is also a musketeer.
  • Candeloro is probably trying to refer to the feast of candles/Candlemas. Common superstitions of the tradition is tied to death and serpents.
    • It is speculated that Charlotte could represent the serpent.
  • The Teacups should be rather obvious, but cups also symbolize Healing and Immortality, among other things. Also, the fact that the teacups are black, nearly undecorated and wide-brimmed ties them to mysticism and divination rituals.
  • Apple Trees symbolize Immortality. 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. 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 is most probably blood. Blood is nearly always a symbol of Life Force.
  • Within Candeloror's Witch Labyrinth there is a house, inside of the house, you will notice that the Christmas Greenery is still hung up and it decorates all of the walls. Assuming that Candeloro does indeed refers back to the Candlemas tradition, then this is of note, as common belief is that if you are to take down the Christmas Greenery on the eve of Candlemas, you bring death to all of those in your congregation.
    • And if there happens to be any bells ringing in the background, that's another symbol that means that your friends are going to die.
  • "Candeloro" is an Italian name, which is fitting as Mami's attacks were all named in Italian when she was a magical girl.
  • Mami's Witch form and barrier could be a reflection to her desire of never being alone. She wants a never-ending tea party with constant company, even if she has to tie them up to keep them. Her familiars are the two girls she's been closest to, yet also lost or was scared of losing (to the point that she was jealous of Madoka's relationship with Homura). She has them collared and perpetually serving her now.

A traditional Candlemas song

Today is the Day of Bride;

The serpent shall come from the hole,
I will not molest the serpent,

Nor will the serpent molest me.[2]

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