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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.
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.
- 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"
- 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.
Art of Roberta from the Puella Magi Production Note