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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Despite being the titular character, Oriko is not featured on the first volume cover of [[Oriko_Magica|Oriko Magica]].
 
*Despite being the titular character, Oriko is not featured on the first volume cover of [[Oriko_Magica|Oriko Magica]].
*Oriko means "weaver girl", and sounds similar to Oracle. The first character for Mikuni (美) means "beauty", while the second one (国) means "country".
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*Oriko means "weaver girl", and sounds similar to Oracle. The first character for Mikuni (美) means "beauty", while the second one (国) means "country". Read differently and using an alternate reading, Mikuni can refer to 未来に (miku ni), meaning "to the future".
 
*A number of fans have noted similarities between Oriko and Touhou Project characters [http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Maribel_Han Marbiel Han] and [http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Yukari_Yakumo Yukari Yakumo].
 
*A number of fans have noted similarities between Oriko and Touhou Project characters [http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Maribel_Han Marbiel Han] and [http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Yukari_Yakumo Yukari Yakumo].
 
*Kirika and Oriko are exactly 121 days and 3 hours apart in age. Oriko is the older of the two.
 
*Kirika and Oriko are exactly 121 days and 3 hours apart in age. Oriko is the older of the two.

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Oriko Mikuni
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Japanese Name 美国 織莉子 (Mikuni Oriko)

Oriko Mikuni (美国 織莉子 Mikuni Oriko) is the titular character from Puella Magi Oriko Magica. She is a magical girl with the ability to forsee the future.

Personality

Oriko's ability to forsee the future gained her the understanding that magical girls can become witches, and because of that, a terrible future could await the city. Due to that vision, as well as her upbringing as the daughter of a politician, Oriko feels responsible to prevent that possible future, at all costs. Oriko smiles as she lies to Yuma, to manipulate the young girl into contracting with Kyubey. She convinces her close friend Kirika to do the dirty work of killing other magical girls. Oriko feels those means are justified by her end goal of protecting the peace she has achieved in her life with Kirika, as well as bringing peace to the world. She seems to be highly influenced by her political family in her ability to exercise Machiavellian tactics with much personal charisma, all for the sake of a lofty goal.

Oriko shows a gentler side in her personal nature with her close friend Kirika. She enjoys teasing Kirika, but deep down, Oriko cares greatly for her. She'll even let Kirika sleep in her lap after a battle. Oriko also shows devotion to her family, from when she was a little child helping out her father in his campaigns to now doing what she can to help make her father's dream of a peaceful world come true.

History

Oriko contracted with Kyubey for a currently unknown wish. When testing out her magic for the first time, we cannot see Oriko's exact vision, but it's strongly implied that she sees Mitakihara Town in ruins equivalent to the destruction caused by Walpurgisnacht (as seen in Madoka's dream in Episode 1 of the anime). Oriko knows that the witch has to be stopped, but it's much too strong for her to face. She is then struck by another vision and it is implied that she sees a vision of a girl, perhaps Yuma, who can stop the witch. She tells Kyubey that this girl is a great Puella Magi candidate.

She appears again when Kyouko has gone to fight a witch, leaving Yuma behind at their hotel room. She speaks to Yuma and suggests that Kyouko may already be dead, playing on Yuma's fear of being alone. Yuma rushes off to find her friend, leading to a chain reaction of events that ends with her becoming contracted. Kyouko swears she's going to make Oriko pay for making Yuma into a magical girl.

In a flashback, it's revealed that Oriko is the daughter of a politician, Hisaomi Mikuni. As a young child, she helped him in his campaign. Now she wants to make his dream of bringing peace to the city, and then to the world, come true.

While in her father's rose garden, she and Kirika prepare to have tea. A witch attacks them, and as Kirika fights it, Oriko prepares the tea. Kirika ends up smashing their table and ruining it, so the two just sit together, Kirika resting in Oriko's lap. Oriko comments, "If you weren't here, I would be really broken," to the sleeping Kirika, and then seems to have another vision. This tells her that she's going to have to ask Kirika to fight again, to "protect [their] world."

Powers, Weapons & Abilities

Oriko's powers manifest as the ability to see into the future.

Trivia

  • Despite being the titular character, Oriko is not featured on the first volume cover of Oriko Magica.
  • Oriko means "weaver girl", and sounds similar to Oracle. The first character for Mikuni (美) means "beauty", while the second one (国) means "country". Read differently and using an alternate reading, Mikuni can refer to 未来に (miku ni), meaning "to the future".
  • A number of fans have noted similarities between Oriko and Touhou Project characters Marbiel Han and Yukari Yakumo.
  • Kirika and Oriko are exactly 121 days and 3 hours apart in age. Oriko is the older of the two.

Speculation

  • It is likely that Hisahomi is not her birth father, as she mentions her "mother and father in heaven".
  • It is suspected that with her power to see the future she has learned the truth behind the Puella Magi system; maybe she saw her own fate where she becomes a witch.
  • It is speculated that Oriko will become one of the witches seen in the anime; candidates include Gertrud, Elsa Maria and Walpurgis Night.

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