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'''Roberta''' ({{Runes|ROBERTA}}) is one of the [[Witch|witches]] that appeared in [[Episode 10]]. Her familiars make brief reappearances in [[The Rebellion Story]] and [[Magia Record]]. The two also make a cameo appearance in the spin-off manga [[The Veranda of Madoka]].
'''Roberta''' ({{Runes|ROBERTA}}) is one of the [[Witch|witches]] that appeared in [[Episode 10]].  
 
  
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==Witch Card==
 
{{Card
 
{{Card
 
|name          = Roberta
 
|name          = Roberta
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|type          = Birdcage witch's minions
 
|type          = Birdcage witch's minions
 
|task          = Acting with frivolous indiscretion
 
|task          = Acting with frivolous indiscretion
|episodes      = [[Episode 10]]
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|episodes      = [[Episode 10]], [[The Rebellion Story]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Trivia and Speculation==
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==History==
*Roberta's name may have been inspired by [[Wikipedia:Roberta_Knie|Roberta Knie]], an American soprano well-known for her role as Brunnhilde from Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen.
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===Original Anime===
*The name Gotz may have been derived from [[Wikipedia:Götz_von_Berlichingen|Götz von Berlichingen]], a German Imperial Knight and mercenary. Goethe wrote a play based on his life.
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Roberta and her familiars appear in [[Episode 10]]. She if swiftly defeated by [[Homura]] who pauses time and shoots her with a machine gun.
*In german there is the word "Götze" which means as much as "fake god"
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*[[Speculah:Prior Lives of Witches|Some fans think]] that this is the witch form of Mami Tomoe due to her headlessness, flower motif, and isolation (Roberta being trapped in a birdcage, Mami literally being alone). However, the witch's nature of "rage" combined with her association with frivolity, alcoholism, and disgust all suggest otherwise.
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===The Rebellion Story===
** It's also been speculated that she may be the witch form of [[Kazuko Saotome]], who is known to have a bad history with men and a love of alcohol.  The birdcage and books in her barrier could represent the school.  As Kazuko doesn't wear a ring, she probably doesn't contract in every timeline.
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While Roberta doesn't make an appearance in [[The Rebellion Story]], Gotz do. They appear in [[Sayaka]]'s orchestra playing the clarinet and later attempting to carry an unconscious [[Kazuko Saotome]] on a chair.
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===The Rebellion Story Manga===
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Gotz appear in the [[Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion Manga|Rebellion manga]] just like they do in the movie however they take on a different appearance similar to the rental [[Anthony]]. They have fish tails similar to [[Oktavia]] which may show they're a rental version. No other familiar in the manga seems to have this new addition. They also play the violin in Sayaka's orchestra.
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Roberta makes a brief cameo as Homura mentions past witches.
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===The Veranda of Madoka===
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Roberta and Gotz make a brief appearance in the spin-off manga [[The Veranda of Madoka]]. [[Kyoko]] and Sayaka are having a competition to see who's better, since they can't decide and a witch has shown up - Roberta - they choose the winner to be whoever defeats her. Sayaka attempts to use a technique to squish her enemy by clapping her hands together in front of them but instead gets stepped on by Roberta. Gotz also make a brief appearance later when Homura imagines [[Madoka]] joining her on a witch hunt.
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==Observations==
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*Roberta's name may have been inspired by [[Wikipedia:Roberta_Knie|Roberta Knie]], an American soprano well-known for her role as Brunnhilde from Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen
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*Her name, combined with her liking alcohol, may refer to the drink Aunt Roberta, which is capable of ''killing people'' due to its high alcohol promillage
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*The name Gotz may have been derived from [[Wikipedia:Götz_von_Berlichingen|Götz von Berlichingen]], a German Imperial Knight and mercenary. Goethe wrote a play based on his life
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*In German, there is the word "Götze" which means "fake god"
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==Trivia==
 
*In [[Puella_Magi_Production_Note#Roberta|Puella Magi Production Note]], there is a description about her: ''A witch who lived for a long time as a magical girl. She is weak, as she was no longer a girl when she became a witch (mid-20s to 30s?). The form she takes in her barrier is how she would've turned out in the future (around 40s). What she desires is life. Enjoys alcohol and books.''
 
*In [[Puella_Magi_Production_Note#Roberta|Puella Magi Production Note]], there is a description about her: ''A witch who lived for a long time as a magical girl. She is weak, as she was no longer a girl when she became a witch (mid-20s to 30s?). The form she takes in her barrier is how she would've turned out in the future (around 40s). What she desires is life. Enjoys alcohol and books.''
* [[Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica_Official_Guidebook_"You_Are_Not_Alone"#Labyrinth_design|The Guidebook]] states that Roberta's labyrinth design uses the concept of dolls. With the words, ''"I wish for friends. Friends who won't dislike me."'' (私の願いはお友達。私を嫌いにならないお友達). It describes that when the Witch dies, the bird cage is getting shot down and spilling a circular rain of blood.
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* [[Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica_Official_Guidebook_"You_Are_Not_Alone"#Labyrinth_design|The Guidebook]] states that Roberta's labyrinth design uses the concept of dolls. With the words, ''"I wish for friends. Friends who won't dislike me."'' (私の願いはお友達。私を嫌いにならないお友達). It describes that when the Witch dies, the bird cage is getting shot down and spilling a circular rain of blood
**Roberta may have used dolls as replacement for her lack of friends, perhaps like Mami, she was alone but was unable to relate to people (or had trust issues).
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**Since ancient times, dolls have played a central role in magic and religious rituals, or used as representations of a deity. Dolls have also traditionally been toys for children and are also collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value
**Since ancient times, dolls have played a central role in magic and religious rituals, or used as representations of a deity. Dolls have also traditionally been toys for children and are also collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Official Art===
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<gallery>
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File:Image Note 0057.jpg|Art of Roberta from the [[Puella Magi Production Note]]
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File:Image Note 0051.jpg
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File:Image note klarissa and misc.jpg
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File:Guidebook 0066.jpg|Art of Roberta and Gotz from the [[Puella Magi Madoka Magica Official Guidebook "You Are Not Alone"]]
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File:Key Animation Note Vol 6 01.jpg|Art featuring Roberta and Gotz from the [[Key Animation Note]] volume 6
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File:Rconcept familiars.png|Art of Gotz from the [[Rebellion Production Note]]
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File:Madogatari roberta.png|Art of Roberta from the Madogatari event
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File:gotzart.jpg| A zoomed-out version of the Gotz card art, from the Ichikuji Rebellion lottery.
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</gallery>
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===Screenshots===
 
<gallery captionalign="left" position="center">
 
<gallery captionalign="left" position="center">
File:Roberta.png|Roberta
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File:Roberta.png|Roberta's name in Runes from [[Episode 10]]
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File:Roberta barrier tv ver.png|Roberta's labyrinth
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File:Anime roberta 1.png|Movie version
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File:Roberta clock tv ver.png
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File:Anime roberta barrier.png|Movie version
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File:Anime gotz.png|Gotz
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File:Roberta is huge.png
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File:Coolguysdon%27tlookatexplosions.gif|Roberta's death
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File:Rebellion_Runes_-_004306_-_ROBERTA.jpg|Roberta's cameo in [[The Rebellion Story]]
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File:Sayaka-orchestra-2.png|Gotz in [[Sayaka]] and [[Oktavia]]'s orchestra
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File:Rebellion gotz.PNG|Gotz carrying [[Kazuko Saotome]]
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</gallery>
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===Manga===
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<gallery>
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File:Manga roberta.png|Roberta and Gotz in the [[Madoka Magica Manga|manga]]
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File:Manga gotz.png
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Manga Army 4.png|Gotz in the [[Rebellion Manga]]
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Manga Familiars 1.png|A mermaid version of Gotz that may be a rental version for [[Oktavia]]
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Manga Fams 2.png
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Manga Fams 4.png
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File:Manga Fams lifters.png
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Rmanga Witch group 1.png|Roberta's cameo
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File:Veranda of madoka roberta.png|Roberta in [[The Veranda of Madoka]]
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File:Veranda of madoka gotz.png|Gotz in the Veranda of Madoka
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</gallery>
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===Madoka Magica Plus===
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<gallery>
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File:Mobage roberta.jpg|
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</gallery>
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===SLOT Puella Magi Madoka Magica===
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<gallery>
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File:robgem.png| Roberta's labyrinth from SLOT Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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File:Slot_2_witches2.png|Roberta from SLOT Puella Magi Madoka Magica 2
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File:Roberta_barrier_s2_2.PNG|Roberta's labyrinth
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File:robbarrier.jpg
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File:robbarrier1.jpg
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File:robbarrier2.jpg
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File:robbarrier3.jpg
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File:pachigotz.jpeg|Gotz
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</gallery>
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===Merchandise===
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<gallery>
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File:Familiar folder.png|Ichiban Kuji H prize clear file
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File:Roberta_folder.png|Ichiban Kuji H prize clear file
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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*{{card_link|id=29|name=Gotz}}
 
*{{card_link|id=29|name=Gotz}}
 
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*[http://www.pixiv.net/tags.php?tag=Roberta Roberta pixiv fanart]
 
[[Category:Witches]]
 
[[Category:Witches]]

Latest revision as of 13:10, 13 January 2021

Roberta (ROBERTA) is one of the witches that appeared in Episode 10. Her familiars make brief reappearances in The Rebellion Story and Magia Record. The two also make a cameo appearance in the spin-off manga The Veranda of Madoka.

Witch Card

Card Roberta.png

鳥かごの魔女。その性質は憤怒。カゴの中で足を踏み鳴らし叶わぬもの達に憤り続ける。この魔女はアルコールに目がなく、手下達もまた非常に燃え易い。

Roberta

RunesROBERTA
TypeBirdcage witch
NatureRage
EpisodesEpisode 10

The birdcage witch. Her nature is rage. She continuously stamps her feet inside her cage, directing her rage at those who do not respond to her. This witch is extremely fond of alcohol, and her minions are also easy to burn.

Minions

Card Gotz.png

鳥かごの魔女の手下。その役割は軽薄無思慮。群がる鳥は馬鹿な男達。何の役にも立たないくせに彼女の気を引こうと足元へ言い寄ってくる。魔女にとっては嫌悪する対象でしかない。

Gotz

RunesGOTZ
TypeBirdcage witch's minions
DutyActing with frivolous indiscretion
EpisodesEpisode 10, The Rebellion Story

The birdcage witch's minion. His duty is to act with frivolous indiscretion. These birds that swarm together are idiotic men. Even though they are total good-for-nothings, they try to attract her attention by swarming around her feet and attempting to woo her. They are nothing more than objects of disgust to the witch.

History

Original Anime

Roberta and her familiars appear in Episode 10. She if swiftly defeated by Homura who pauses time and shoots her with a machine gun.

The Rebellion Story

While Roberta doesn't make an appearance in The Rebellion Story, Gotz do. They appear in Sayaka's orchestra playing the clarinet and later attempting to carry an unconscious Kazuko Saotome on a chair.

The Rebellion Story Manga

Gotz appear in the Rebellion manga just like they do in the movie however they take on a different appearance similar to the rental Anthony. They have fish tails similar to Oktavia which may show they're a rental version. No other familiar in the manga seems to have this new addition. They also play the violin in Sayaka's orchestra. Roberta makes a brief cameo as Homura mentions past witches.

The Veranda of Madoka

Roberta and Gotz make a brief appearance in the spin-off manga The Veranda of Madoka. Kyoko and Sayaka are having a competition to see who's better, since they can't decide and a witch has shown up - Roberta - they choose the winner to be whoever defeats her. Sayaka attempts to use a technique to squish her enemy by clapping her hands together in front of them but instead gets stepped on by Roberta. Gotz also make a brief appearance later when Homura imagines Madoka joining her on a witch hunt.

Observations

  • Roberta's name may have been inspired by Roberta Knie, an American soprano well-known for her role as Brunnhilde from Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen
  • Her name, combined with her liking alcohol, may refer to the drink Aunt Roberta, which is capable of killing people due to its high alcohol promillage
  • The name Gotz may have been derived from Götz von Berlichingen, a German Imperial Knight and mercenary. Goethe wrote a play based on his life
  • In German, there is the word "Götze" which means "fake god"

Trivia

  • In Puella Magi Production Note, there is a description about her: A witch who lived for a long time as a magical girl. She is weak, as she was no longer a girl when she became a witch (mid-20s to 30s?). The form she takes in her barrier is how she would've turned out in the future (around 40s). What she desires is life. Enjoys alcohol and books.
  • The Guidebook states that Roberta's labyrinth design uses the concept of dolls. With the words, "I wish for friends. Friends who won't dislike me." (私の願いはお友達。私を嫌いにならないお友達). It describes that when the Witch dies, the bird cage is getting shot down and spilling a circular rain of blood
    • Since ancient times, dolls have played a central role in magic and religious rituals, or used as representations of a deity. Dolls have also traditionally been toys for children and are also collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value

Gallery

Official Art

Screenshots

Manga

Madoka Magica Plus

SLOT Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Merchandise

External links