If I hear someone else say that you can’t like Homura cause she’s a controversial character I’m gonna go batshit. This is a motherfucking anime. I do not give two shits whether characters diligently follow moral codes and ethic. This is fiction. I like characters that have flaws and fuck up. You say Homura is obsessive? Great! Because as a viewer that’s freaking interesting to watch. Seeing her fighting over and over again for Madoka and eventually giving up her own very humanity for her was beautiful to watch. It was of the very few instances in any media where I could literally feel a character’s love for another character pour out of the screen cause pmmm has damn good writing. That being said, when you watch the person you love die again and again, while blaming yourself, I think it’s not that crazy to think that maybe you can lose your mind along the way (once again awesome writing there) so Rebellion Homura is in character people, not matter how much you try to deny it. It was not even the first time we got hints of her having some darker aspects to her personality. Do you remember the third timeline when both Homura and Madoka where about to turn into witches? Well while Madoka said that there were still things worth defending in the world, Homura suggested to let themselves turn into witches together and destroy the world wiping out all the evil. Don’t know about you but I was pretty surprised when I watched that scene. This shows that Homura thinks the world is a painful place and Madoka is the only good thing that keeps her going, the only one worth dying for and with. So if you say she’s obsessive in Rebellion then she is as well in the original series. Also people don’t seem able to make a dinstiction between “obsessive” and “possessive”. Homura is not possessive. She never tried to keep Madoka away from the people she loved (even when she had the power to do so like in Rebellion), she doesn’t even care if Madoka loves her back or not. The simple fact that Madoka exists is enough for her. She was not even selfish. Being selfish implies that Homura wanted to get to something that would have made herself happy and in doing so stomped on Madoka while knowing she was gonna hurt her. This is not what she did. While she did override Madoka’s will (whether she actually understood what Madoka wanted is debatable) she didn’t do it out of a selfish desire to be with her. Even if she didn’t do what she did, she was still gonna go to heaven with Madoka and finally find peace with the person she loved the most, while finally having the possibility to be loved back. Instead what she did was rewrite the universe and risk having Madoka hate her one day because of her actions. Homura was never selfish in her feelings. She may have wrongly thought she knew better and acted without the slightest bit of sanity left but everything she did was to make Madoka happy. Even if she wasn’t gonna get anything out of the deal. Even if one day the only person who ever truly loved her is gonna hate her and look at her like a monster. I’m glad Urobuchi chose this ending, despite knowing it was risky and that predictably a lot of people were gonna bitch about it. Rebellion was truly one of the most compelling movies I’ve ever watched and Homura one of the most complete characters I could have hoped to see developed.
Because there’s what I believe.. and then there’s you.
Guess who’s been watching In the flesh ?? This one goes straight to paticmak for getting me into it -I HATE YOU NOW I HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT UNDEAD BOYFRIENDS WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME- Go watch it if you haven’t !! It’s really great !