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'''H.N. Elly''' ({{Runes|H.N. ELLY}}) is the handle name of '''Kirsten''' ({{Runes|KIRSTEN}}), a [[witch]] appearing in [[Episode 4]] of the anime.
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'''H.N. Elly''' ({{Runes|H.N. ELLY}}) is the handle name of '''Kirsten''' ({{Runes|KIRSTEN}}), a [[witch]] appearing in [[Episode 4]] of the anime. She reappears in [[Madoka Magica Portable]] and [[Madoka Magica - The Battle Pentagram|The Battle Pentagram]]. Her familiars, Daniyyel and Jennifer, make a brief reappearance in [[The Rebellion Story]] and [[Magia Record]].
  
 
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==History==
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===Original Anime===
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Elly makes her appearance in [[Episode 4]]. The first traces of her are seen on [[Hitomi]] as she has her witches kiss on her neck, it causes her to act strange and speak of a glorious place. She takes [[Madoka]] to an abandoned warehouse where numerous people with the same witch kiss have gathered to commit a mass suicide with toxic gas. Madoka manages to stop them just in time but the people turn on her and attack. She runs into a store room but finds herself cornered. As Madoka exclaims that this must be her punishment for going against her word to be a magical girl for [[Mami]], Elly's labyrinth begins to appear around her. Miniature versions of Elly's familiars: Daniyyel and Jennifer appear around her and distort her image. When inside the labyrinth, Elly finally appears and seems to mock Madoka by showing images of the now deceased Mami on her monitor, her familiars do this two with televisions on their heads. The familiars proceed to stretch Madoka's body until they're destroyed by [[Sayaka]], now a magical girl. Sayaka proceeds to defeat Elly with little resistance. The last image on Elly's screen before her death is one of Mami smiling. She falls to the ground with a body inside tumbling amongst a pile of orange goo and her [[Grief Seed]] appears.
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===The Rebellion Story===
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While Elly doesn't make a reappearance in [[The Rebellion Story]], her familiars do. They're seen in Sayaka's orchestra playing instruments as well as once {{Spoiler|Homulilly}} is defeated where they're carrying chairs of the unconscious [[Nakazawa]], Hitomi and [[Kyosuke]].
  
 
==Observations==
 
==Observations==
*She seems to be holding her head as if she's in despair.
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*Elly in her witch card art seems to be holding her head as if she's in despair
*Elly's Grief seed was not shown directly after the fight in episode four on almost all broadcasts and streamings. But in the same scene on delayed AT-X broadcast at 23 April, her grief seed was added in film. It may be BD/DVD version.
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*The seed that Sayaka uses in episode six was probably Elly's
**The seed that Sayaka uses in episode six was probably Elly's. Also, chapter four of the manga clearly shows her dropping a seed although the design details are different, like all of the grief seeds in the manga version.
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*A picture of a girl in a magical girl-like attire appears in one of Elly's television screens; this is speculated to be her form as a magical girl. At the very end of the series, a motif shot of silhouettes of several magical girls appear; the silhouette of this girl is seen among them, giving credence to this theory
*A picture of a girl in a magical girl-like attire appears in one of Elly's television screens; this is speculated to be her form as a magical girl. At the very end of the series, a motif shot of silhouettes of several magical girls appear; the silhouette of this girl is seen among them, giving credence to this theory.
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**It may also be the actual witch, hidden (literally) behind a computer screen which would fit in with her reclusive description  
**It may also be the actual witch, hidden (literally) behind a computer screen which would fit in with her reclusive description and the next point:
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**Watching carefully as the monitor smashes will reveal Kirsten's human-like body falling to the ground
*Pausing as the monitor smashes open on the ground will reveal Kirsten's body. (That shadow amongst the blood.)
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*Elly was the name of Dorothy in the alternate Russian retelling of the Wizard of Oz
*Elly [http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm13442491 said] "I really had fun today, I want to do it again. Next time, I'll bring a bentou" (今日は本当に楽しかったねえ、また行きたいね。今度はお弁当持って行こう) in reverse speech right before Madoka entered her barrier.
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*The H.N. in Elly's name can stand for Handle Name, a term for nick name in Japan. This would mean her true name is Kirsten, while she referred to herself as Elly as her other identity on the internet, or maybe while she was still a magic girl
*Elly also has the 'look at me' message in her labyrinth.
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*Elly's name may be a reference to the character Eri Mizutani from [[wikipedia:The_Idolmaster#The_Idolmaster:_Dearly_Stars|THE [email protected] Dearly Stars]]. Eri was a hikkikomori internet idol that went by the name ELLIE
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*In modern film and literature, snow globes often symbolize childhood, innocence or so-called "happy days". However, they are also sometimes used, with dark humour, to evoke more gruesome scenes
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*In accordance with her wish to box up a memory, Elly examines Madoka's memories and captures them in her monitors. The screens show images of Mami and her death
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**Another interpretation of "boxing up a memory" could be that she had a happy memory that she wanted to keep safe
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*There is a character in the animation "Gregory Horror Show" called [http://gregoryhorrorshow.wikia.com/wiki/TV_Fish TV-Fish], which looks similar to Elly, and also projects memories
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*It appears Elly may have been obsessed with the Internet, and may have been an internet idol due to handle names being commonly used as usernames in Japan
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**One could say she was stalked which may have made her fall into despair, due to all the T.V Screens
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**The name Ellie - as from Elly - means 'beautiful woman' so this may further prove someone was idolising Elly because of her beauty
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* The images on Elly's monitor before her death may show the true emotions of the witch. Before being struck by Sayaka her monitor shows an image of Mami crying and before she falls to her death it shows an image of Mami smiling once she defeated Gertrud
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**The first image may show Elly's sadness at her death and the second may show she knows it's the end - she's going to die - just like it was the end for Gertrud when Mami smiled like that
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Elly was the name of Dorothy in the alternate Russian retelling of the Wizard of Oz.
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*[[Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica_Official_Guidebook_"You_Are_Not_Alone"#Labyrinth_design|The Guidebook]] indicates Elly's labyrinth design as a Snowglobe (スノードーム). It has the line, ''"I have only one wish. Box up that memory."'' (私の願いはただひとつ、あの思い出をとじこめて). It states that when the Witch dies, the lights on the Christmas tree and merry-go-round short out. There's a 'basssh!' sound
*The H.N. in Elly's name can stand for Handle Name, a term for nick name in Japan. This would mean her true name is Kirsten, while she referred to herself as Elly as her other identity on the internet, or maybe while she was still a magic girl.
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*Elly says "I really had fun today, I want to do it again. Next time, I'll bring a bentou" (今日は本当に楽しかったねえ、また行きたいね。今度はお弁当持って行こう) in reverse speech right before Madoka enters her barrier
*Elly's name may be a reference to the character Eri Mizutani from [[wikipedia:The_Idolmaster#The_Idolmaster:_Dearly_Stars|THE [email protected] Dearly Stars]]. Eri was a hikkikomori internet idol that went by the name ELLIE.
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* Elly's [[Grief Seed]] was not shown directly after the fight in episode four on almost all broadcasts and streamings. But in the same scene on delayed AT-X broadcast at 23 April, her grief seed was added. The version shown later may have been the BD/DVD version
*[[Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica_Official_Guidebook_"You_Are_Not_Alone"#Labyrinth_design|The Guidebook]] indicates Elly's labyrinth design as a Snowglobe (スノードーム). It has the line, ''"I have only one wish. Box up that memory."'' (私の願いはただひとつ、あの思い出をとじこめて). It states that when the Witch dies, the lights on the Christmas tree and merry-go-round short out. There's a 'basssh!' sound
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* In [[Madoka Magica - The Battle Pentagram|The Battle Pentagram]], Elly has a palette swap with a black monitor and white wings. Her familiars also have a palette swap of a black body and red eyes and mouth
**In modern film and literature, snow globes often symbolize childhood, innocence or so-called "happy days". However, they are also sometimes used, with dark humor, to evoke more gruesome scenes.
 
**In accordance with her wish to box up a memory, Elly examines Madoka's memories and captures them in her monitors. The screens show images of Mami and her death.
 
**Another interpretation of "boxing up a memory" could be that she had a happy memory that she wanted to keep safe.
 
**There is a character in the animation "Gregory Horror Show" called [http://gregoryhorrorshow.wikia.com/wiki/TV_Fish TV-Fish], which looks similar to Elly, and also projects memories.
 
*It appears Elly may have been obsessed with the Internet, and may have been an internet idol due to handle names being commonly used as usernames in Japan.
 
**One could say she was stalked which may have made her fall into despair, due to all the T.V Screens.
 
**The name Ellie - as from Elly - means 'beautiful woman' so this may further prove someone was idolising Elly because of her beauty.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 15:57, 23 November 2020

H.N. Elly (H.N. ELLY) is the handle name of Kirsten (KIRSTEN), a witch appearing in Episode 4 of the anime. She reappears in Madoka Magica Portable and The Battle Pentagram. Her familiars, Daniyyel and Jennifer, make a brief reappearance in The Rebellion Story and Magia Record.

Witch Card

Card Elly.png

ハコの魔女。その性質は憧憬。 筋金入りのひきこもり魔女。 憧れは全てガラスの中に閉じ込める。 閉じ込められた者はその心までも 簡単に見透かされてしまうが 考えるより先に殴れば問題ない。

H.N. Elly (Kirsten)

RunesH.N. ELLY (KIRSTEN)
TypeBox witch
NatureCovetous
EpisodesEpisode 4

The box witch with a covetous nature. She is a staunchly reclusive witch. Anything she covets she locks away within glass. The thoughts of her prisoners are laid bare, but one can strike her without thought without problems.

Minions

Card Daniyyel Jennifer.png

ハコの魔女の手下。 その役割は運搬。 この手下がさわった物体はとても運びやすくなってしまう。

Daniyyel & Jennifer

RunesDANIYYEL+JENNIFER
TypeBox witch's minions
DutyTransportation
EpisodesEpisode 4, The Rebellion Story

The box witch's minions with the duty of transportation. Anything they touch becomes easy to carry.

History

Original Anime

Elly makes her appearance in Episode 4. The first traces of her are seen on Hitomi as she has her witches kiss on her neck, it causes her to act strange and speak of a glorious place. She takes Madoka to an abandoned warehouse where numerous people with the same witch kiss have gathered to commit a mass suicide with toxic gas. Madoka manages to stop them just in time but the people turn on her and attack. She runs into a store room but finds herself cornered. As Madoka exclaims that this must be her punishment for going against her word to be a magical girl for Mami, Elly's labyrinth begins to appear around her. Miniature versions of Elly's familiars: Daniyyel and Jennifer appear around her and distort her image. When inside the labyrinth, Elly finally appears and seems to mock Madoka by showing images of the now deceased Mami on her monitor, her familiars do this two with televisions on their heads. The familiars proceed to stretch Madoka's body until they're destroyed by Sayaka, now a magical girl. Sayaka proceeds to defeat Elly with little resistance. The last image on Elly's screen before her death is one of Mami smiling. She falls to the ground with a body inside tumbling amongst a pile of orange goo and her Grief Seed appears.

The Rebellion Story

While Elly doesn't make a reappearance in The Rebellion Story, her familiars do. They're seen in Sayaka's orchestra playing instruments as well as once Homulilly is defeated where they're carrying chairs of the unconscious Nakazawa, Hitomi and Kyosuke.

Observations

  • Elly in her witch card art seems to be holding her head as if she's in despair
  • The seed that Sayaka uses in episode six was probably Elly's
  • A picture of a girl in a magical girl-like attire appears in one of Elly's television screens; this is speculated to be her form as a magical girl. At the very end of the series, a motif shot of silhouettes of several magical girls appear; the silhouette of this girl is seen among them, giving credence to this theory
    • It may also be the actual witch, hidden (literally) behind a computer screen which would fit in with her reclusive description
    • Watching carefully as the monitor smashes will reveal Kirsten's human-like body falling to the ground
  • Elly was the name of Dorothy in the alternate Russian retelling of the Wizard of Oz
  • The H.N. in Elly's name can stand for Handle Name, a term for nick name in Japan. This would mean her true name is Kirsten, while she referred to herself as Elly as her other identity on the internet, or maybe while she was still a magic girl
  • Elly's name may be a reference to the character Eri Mizutani from THE [email protected] Dearly Stars. Eri was a hikkikomori internet idol that went by the name ELLIE
  • In modern film and literature, snow globes often symbolize childhood, innocence or so-called "happy days". However, they are also sometimes used, with dark humour, to evoke more gruesome scenes
  • In accordance with her wish to box up a memory, Elly examines Madoka's memories and captures them in her monitors. The screens show images of Mami and her death
    • Another interpretation of "boxing up a memory" could be that she had a happy memory that she wanted to keep safe
  • There is a character in the animation "Gregory Horror Show" called TV-Fish, which looks similar to Elly, and also projects memories
  • It appears Elly may have been obsessed with the Internet, and may have been an internet idol due to handle names being commonly used as usernames in Japan
    • One could say she was stalked which may have made her fall into despair, due to all the T.V Screens
    • The name Ellie - as from Elly - means 'beautiful woman' so this may further prove someone was idolising Elly because of her beauty
  • The images on Elly's monitor before her death may show the true emotions of the witch. Before being struck by Sayaka her monitor shows an image of Mami crying and before she falls to her death it shows an image of Mami smiling once she defeated Gertrud
    • The first image may show Elly's sadness at her death and the second may show she knows it's the end - she's going to die - just like it was the end for Gertrud when Mami smiled like that

Trivia

  • The Guidebook indicates Elly's labyrinth design as a Snowglobe (スノードーム). It has the line, "I have only one wish. Box up that memory." (私の願いはただひとつ、あの思い出をとじこめて). It states that when the Witch dies, the lights on the Christmas tree and merry-go-round short out. There's a 'basssh!' sound
  • Elly says "I really had fun today, I want to do it again. Next time, I'll bring a bentou" (今日は本当に楽しかったねえ、また行きたいね。今度はお弁当持って行こう) in reverse speech right before Madoka enters her barrier
  • Elly's Grief Seed was not shown directly after the fight in episode four on almost all broadcasts and streamings. But in the same scene on delayed AT-X broadcast at 23 April, her grief seed was added. The version shown later may have been the BD/DVD version
  • In The Battle Pentagram, Elly has a palette swap with a black monitor and white wings. Her familiars also have a palette swap of a black body and red eyes and mouth

Gallery

Official Art

Screenshots

The Rebellion Story

Manga

Madoka Magica Portable

Madoka Magica Mobage

Madoka Magica Online

External links