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'''Gisela''' ({{Runes|GISELA}}) is a [[witch]] who battles [[Kyouko]] within the flashback scene in [[Episode 7]].
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'''Gisela''' ({{Runes|GISELA}}) is a [[witch]] who battles [[Kyouko]] within the flashback scene in [[Episode 7]]. She makes a reappearance in [[Madoka Magica Portable]] and [[Madoka Magica Online]]. Dora briefly appears in  [[The Rebellion Story]] and [[Magia Record]].
  
 
==Witch Card==
 
==Witch Card==
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|episodes      = [[Episode 7]], [[The Rebellion Story]]
 
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==History==
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===Original Anime===
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Gisela and her familiars appear in [[Episode 7]] in a flashback scene. She appears fighting [[Kyoko]] as she describes how her father would protect the world up front, and she would do so in the shadows, defeating witches. Gisela isn't shown being defeated though, and her [[Grief Seed]] is never shown in the anime.
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===Madoka Magica Portable===
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Gisela and her familiars make a reappearance in [[Madoka Magica Portable]] with an arguably more fleshed out appearance than their anime debut. A second form for Gisela is now shown: her Motorcycle form. This seems to be her dazzling silver form before she became tarnished (most likely her Rust form) as described in her witch card. Gisela can be fought in [[Madoka Magica Portable Mami Route|Mami's Route]] and [[Madoka Magica Portable Kyoko Route|Kyoko's Route]] and Dora can be fought in any mysterious witches barriers.
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===The Rebellion Story===
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While Gisela doesn't make an appearance in [[The Rebellion Story]], her familiars do briefly. One appears as a part of [[Sayaka]]'s orchestra.
  
 
==Observation==
 
==Observation==
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::It is possible that Gisela was actually defeated, but her Grief Seed hatched again at a later time.
 
::It is possible that Gisela was actually defeated, but her Grief Seed hatched again at a later time.
 
::It is suggested that one of Gisela's familiars survived and became a Witch, becoming a new Gisela in its place. Or, the witch Kyoko defeated might be even a grown-up of another familiar. However, we don't know if familiars turn into the same witch or if they become their own witches.
 
::It is suggested that one of Gisela's familiars survived and became a Witch, becoming a new Gisela in its place. Or, the witch Kyoko defeated might be even a grown-up of another familiar. However, we don't know if familiars turn into the same witch or if they become their own witches.
::A more likely explanation is that for pragmatic and development reasons, they chose to re-use existing witches rather than make more witches, or they didn't care about continuity between game routes. It is possible the developers wanted to give players the experience of fighting the known witches from the Madoka universe.
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::A more likely explanation is that for pragmatic and development reasons, they chose to re-use existing witches rather than make more witches, or they didn't care about continuity between game routes. It is possible the developers wanted to give players the experience of fighting the known witches from the Madoka universe
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* Gisela may be named after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_von_Arnim Gisela von Armin], a prominent writer whose [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettina_von_Arnim mother] was close friends with and held unrequited feelings for Goethe.
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** Dora may be named after [https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_und_Dora&prev=search ''Alexis and Dora''], an elegy by Goethe about a man on a ship who, in the final moments before departure, remembers the woman he loves and laments both their separation and the possibility that she may find another love
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* According to commentary from Inu Curry in the official [[Guidebook]], the Doras play the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqKPWO5T4o Godfather theme] from their exhaust pipes.
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* According to commentary from Inu Curry in the official [[Guidebook]], the Doras play the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqKPWO5T4o Godfather theme] from their exhaust pipes
* Dora in the original tv broadcast shared the same arms as Gisela. In the BD and movie version she has newly designed arms and the addition of trumpet shaped parts.
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* Dora in the original tv broadcast shared the same arms as Gisela. In the BD and movie version she has newly designed arms and the addition of trumpet shaped parts
* Gisela in the PSP Game makes a reappearance in a flashback scene and she can transform into a [[:file:Dengeki PlayStation 2012-03 2.jpg|motorcycle.]]
 
* Gisela may be named after [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_von_Arnim Gisela von Armin], a prominent writer whose [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettina_von_Arnim mother] was close friends with and held unrequited feelings for Goethe.
 
** Dora may be named after [https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_und_Dora&prev=search ''Alexis and Dora''], an elegy by Goethe about a man on a ship who, in the final moments before departure, remembers the woman he loves and laments both their separation and the possibility that she may find another love.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 16:07, 23 November 2020

Gisela (GISELA) is a witch who battles Kyouko within the flashback scene in Episode 7. She makes a reappearance in Madoka Magica Portable and Madoka Magica Online. Dora briefly appears in The Rebellion Story and Magia Record.

Witch Card

Card Gisela.png

銀の魔女。その性質は自由。高速で移動する結界の中に潜んでいるが魔女自身は非常に愚鈍。残念ながら科学的な力は一切使えない。かつては全身目も眩むほどの銀色であったが、海岸線の夕日を眺めているうちにずいぶんと錆びてしまった。

Gisela (Rust Form)

RunesGISELA
TypeSilver witch
NatureLiberal
EpisodesEpisode 7

The silver witch, with a liberal nature. She dwells in a barrier where everything moves at high speed, but the witch herself is dull. She unfortunately can not use any sort of scientific power. Her body was once dazzling with silver, but she has tarnished gazing upon the coastal sunset.

Card Gisela Silver.jpg

銀の魔女。その性質は自由。高速で移動する結界の中に潜んでいるが魔女自身は非常に愚鈍。残念ながら科学的な力は一切使えない。かつては全身目も眩むほどの銀色であったが、海岸線の夕日を眺めているうちにずいぶんと錆びてしまった。

Gisela (Motorcycle Form)

RunesGISELA
TypeSilver witch
NatureLiberal
EpisodesPuella Magi Madoka Magica Portable

The silver witch, with a liberal nature. She dwells in a barrier where everything moves at high speed, but the witch herself is dull. She unfortunately can not use any sort of scientific power. Her body was once dazzling with silver, but she has tarnished gazing upon the coastal sunset.


Minions

Card Dora.png

銀の魔女の手下。その役割は主張。体についたパイプから近所迷惑な爆音を撒き散らし気まぐれな砂嵐のように移動する。嫌いなものは磁石。

Dora

RunesDORA
TypeSilver witch's minion
DutyDeclaring opinions
EpisodesEpisode 7, The Rebellion Story

The silver witch's minion, whose duty is to declare her opinion. She makes a nuisance of herself with the roaring from the pipes extending from her body as she moves about like a freak sandstorm. She hates magnets.

History

Original Anime

Gisela and her familiars appear in Episode 7 in a flashback scene. She appears fighting Kyoko as she describes how her father would protect the world up front, and she would do so in the shadows, defeating witches. Gisela isn't shown being defeated though, and her Grief Seed is never shown in the anime.

Madoka Magica Portable

Gisela and her familiars make a reappearance in Madoka Magica Portable with an arguably more fleshed out appearance than their anime debut. A second form for Gisela is now shown: her Motorcycle form. This seems to be her dazzling silver form before she became tarnished (most likely her Rust form) as described in her witch card. Gisela can be fought in Mami's Route and Kyoko's Route and Dora can be fought in any mysterious witches barriers.

The Rebellion Story

While Gisela doesn't make an appearance in The Rebellion Story, her familiars do briefly. One appears as a part of Sayaka's orchestra.

Observation

  • In the anime version of the events, it is assumed that Gisela was defeated at the hands of Kyoko in her flashback for the timeline of the anime where Madoka makes her wish to destroy all witches. However, in the Madoka PSP game, Gisela can be defeated at two different times. One, by Kyoko in her route in the past, to protect her family. Or two, she can be defeated by Mami in her route, during a time period after Madoka has contracted, with or without Madoka's assistance. Both routes are clearly different timelines, as events unfold in a completely different manner, such as Mami dying to Charlotte before the start of Kyoko's route. Since game events differ from the anime, e.g. it's impossible to exactly recreate the events of the main timeline of the anime, discrepancies can easily be attributed to differing timelines. In the anime, there are examples of differences across timelines such as Oktavia having different familiars or Kyousuke playing violin in one and the guitar in another. The same logic seems to apply with the game. Fans have generated speculation on two different appearances by Gisela in the game.
While Kyoko has an impressive fight against Gisela, the flashback doesn't show the outcome of the battle, making it ambiguous enough to determine with certainty if Kyoko did kill her after all. In the game it is unambiguous as Kyoko kills her in her route.
The events are taking place in an alternative universe, a world where Gisela never fought Kyoko. There is precedent for this: (see: Speculah: Parallel Universes)
It is possible that Gisela was actually defeated, but her Grief Seed hatched again at a later time.
It is suggested that one of Gisela's familiars survived and became a Witch, becoming a new Gisela in its place. Or, the witch Kyoko defeated might be even a grown-up of another familiar. However, we don't know if familiars turn into the same witch or if they become their own witches.
A more likely explanation is that for pragmatic and development reasons, they chose to re-use existing witches rather than make more witches, or they didn't care about continuity between game routes. It is possible the developers wanted to give players the experience of fighting the known witches from the Madoka universe
  • Gisela may be named after Gisela von Armin, a prominent writer whose mother was close friends with and held unrequited feelings for Goethe.
    • Dora may be named after Alexis and Dora, an elegy by Goethe about a man on a ship who, in the final moments before departure, remembers the woman he loves and laments both their separation and the possibility that she may find another love

Trivia

  • According to commentary from Inu Curry in the official Guidebook, the Doras play the Godfather theme from their exhaust pipes
  • Dora in the original tv broadcast shared the same arms as Gisela. In the BD and movie version she has newly designed arms and the addition of trumpet shaped parts

Gallery

Official Art

Screenshots

Manga

Madoka Magica Portable

Madoka Magica Mobage

Madoka Magica Online

Magia Record

External links