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"和我签订契约,成为魔法少女吧!" - QB, 第1话.

丘比
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名字(日语) キュゥべえ (Kyuubee)
CV 加藤英美里


丘比是《魔法少女小圆》里的关键角色。它的职责是在世上寻找合适的少女与其签下契约,赋予少女们神奇的魔力,将其变为魔法少女,还能顺便实现她们的任意一个愿望。这原本是个普通魔法少女动画里常见的可爱的吉祥物角色,但自从在电视上播放以来就不怎么能被观众接受。网上许多观众则以(◕‿‿◕)或是/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\的颜文字来代表丘比最常见的表情。

基本信息[编辑]

称呼[编辑]

  • 日文 | キュゥべえ(きゅう べぇ/Kyuubee)[注 1]
  • 中译 | 丘比、QB、Q贝、インキュベーター/Incubator(孵化者)
  • 昵称 | 贝桑(贝爷)、淫Qβ[注 2]虚渊玄九兵卫[注 3]
  • 英文 | Kyubey

角色设计[编辑]

丘比外形上是一只小猫一样身形、兔子一样雪白的可爱生物,换句话说就是猫不猫兔不兔的生物[注 4]。从耳朵里长出另一对长耳朵(或者是耳毛,或者是触手)挂在脑袋两边,并且有神奇的金黄色环状物以悬浮的方式套在长耳朵(耳毛、触手)上。经常一脸人畜无害的表情(◕‿‿◕),但是嘴巴除了进食时从来不张开,说话时使用心灵感应所以也并不动嘴。背上有一个类似opera图标的花纹,其实是回收悲叹之种的入口,参见第6话。大尾巴看似十分蓬松,甚至跟身体一样长。丘比受伤时或者被开洞时,可以看到里面的红色部分,但并不清楚其真正内部构造是怎样的。

丘比拥有神奇的能力。设定上普通人是看不到丘比的。丘比与选中的少女交谈的时候会使用心灵感应。有时,丘比也会充当中继站,让别的两人或更多的人通过心灵感应交谈。

丘比在世界上寻找适合的少女,劝诱其与自己签下契约成为魔法少女。在成为魔法少女的瞬间,少女可以实现自己的一个愿望,然后被赋予灵魂宝石,拥有使用魔法的能力。作为代价,魔法少女需要与世界上凡人所看不到的魔女及使魔战斗,并且使用战利品悲叹之种令自己的灵魂宝石保持清洁。

丘比的真相[编辑]

丘比是具有高等文明的外星种族,或者是外星种族制作出来与人类交流的终端,而并不是单独的一个个体。它们享有共同的集体意识及记忆[1][2],即使其中一个个体死亡,也只是其肉身被破坏而已。鉴于丘比的环保思想,它往往会通过“吃掉尸体”的方式回收死亡的个体[注 5]。设定上丘比并没有性别,但第三话里学姐跟丘比说“催促女孩子的男生会被讨厌哦”的台词,加上丘比用“僕”自称,使人产生丘比是雄性的印象。

丘比(Kyuubee)的全名其实是Incubator(孵化器),职责在于将少女们变为魔法少女并且等待她们变为(孵化为)魔女。在少女变为魔法少女的过程中,丘比将她的灵魂抽出,形成灵魂宝石,然后等待她在使用魔法后灵魂宝石逐渐浑浊,最终到达临界状态后相变成悲叹之种。在这个相变的过程里,人类的感情能量以违反热力学的方式大量释出,被丘比所回收。

根据丘比自己所说,丘比之所以这么做,是为了拯救宇宙。根据wikipedia:zh:热寂理论,宇宙中的所有能量最终会散失为热能,而无法支持任何智能生命形式,所以丘比文明在很久以前就开始寻找能够逆转或延缓宇宙热寂的方法。而最终,自己没有感情的丘比找到了原始人类,发现人类的感情正是它们寻找的东西。于是其实丘比一直在人类的世界里,而丘比文明与人类文明的关系就如同畜牧主与家畜一样。丘比从人类身上获得能对抗宇宙热寂的能量,而人类的少女得以实现各种不可能的愿望,推动了社会发展,同时丘比也保证了人类的生存环境。

相关剧情[编辑]

TV本篇、小说以及剧场版前篇后篇[编辑]

故事序盘,以友好的态度接触魔法少女,并给予各式各样的指导,具有“招聘魔法少女的可爱生物”的登场形象。然而,其本质自第4话开始逐渐显露[3],狡猾的外星人才是丘比的真面目[4]

在《魔法少女小圆》及其相关作品,存在着魔法少女因为绝望而化身魔女的设定,魔女化之际“感情的相变”会产生巨大的能源。榨取这个能源就是丘比的目的[5],为此不惜使人上当(尽管没有说谎)。只关心能源回收,对地球的末日、魔法少女的牺牲毫不在意,更以牲畜、消耗品来比喻魔法少女与自己的关系。就这样以魔法少女的机制,自史前时代推动着人类文明。

在剧中,对鹿目圆执拗地推销魔法少女的契约,并隐藏其为回收莫大能源的目的,但在最后,根据圆的愿望,其能源回收机制遭到摧毁。在被鹿目圆(圆环之理)重新构筑的世界中,能源不再源自魔女,而是魔兽的“Core”。这个世界已不存在“骗人”的利益,也没有与魔法少女敌对的理由了[6]。成为与晓美焰成为并肩作战的搭档,也贯彻著“如实说明代价”的作法,推销魔法少女的契约。

故事尾声的某日夜晚,焰不禁对丘比“叙述自己的传说”-即世界重组前的种种事情[7]。丘比认为焰所说的“魔女”系统是有趣的假说,但现阶段无法被证实。

最终,丘比“没有感情”的本质依然没变,若出现更有效率的能量回收方式,仍会想去实行。

剧场版 新篇 叛逆的物语[编辑]

在[新篇]叛逆的物语,丘比仍在暗中蠢动。在正篇故事结局的重新构筑的世界中(电视动画最终话),丘比从晓美焰的口中听到“圆环之理”的前因后果,表面上当作耳边风,但心中对于这个“与回收魔兽的悲叹之种相比,更有效率的能源采集方式”深感兴趣。于是,混浊后的晓美焰灵魂宝石被当成实验材料,孵化器们(无数个丘比)在灵魂宝石内侧建立了观测站“茧之塔(マユの塔)”,并设置空间遮断力场(The Isolation Field),打算观测“圆环之理”对晓美焰的接触,最终找出“支配鹿目圆”的方法,以恢复存在“魔女”“魔女化”机制的旧世界因果律。然而,“圆环之理”鹿目圆及其“随从”-美树沙耶香、百江渚自始就看穿丘比的阴谋,3人进入灵魂宝石内侧以引导晓美焰之前,圆已将自己的“记忆”与“力量”分别嘱托给沙耶香、渚2人运送。丘比不察、做出“晓美焰的魔女结界造成鹿目圆失忆”的误判,对沙耶香与渚疏于防范,致使魔法少女们群起介入,其阴谋遂告破灭。

其后,晓美焰接管“圆环之理”力量的一部分时,丘比得出“利用人类的感情过于危险”的判断,打算离开地球,去干涉其他的天体。但丘比旋即被晓美焰捕捉,被强行要求“继续净化世界的诅咒”。再也逃不了的丘比,遂成为被“恶魔”晓美焰支配的存在。

广播剧[编辑]

广播剧2 Sunny Day Life里,丘比并不扮演重要角色,而是被众人调侃的角色。在巴麻美家先後被麻美責備不准待在桌子和沙發上,在鹿目圆、美树沙耶香、晓美焰跟佐仓杏子一同在巴麻美家开学习大会的时候,因為表示只靠蠻力作戰的魔法少女也不是沒有,但不建議使用這種作戰方式而被曉美焰警告,丘比突然表示听到了志筑仁美的悲鸣,反而被警告“不要对仁美出手”。而在解决了危机以后,眾人回到麻美家時因為爬窗廉而被麻美責備,在吃晚餐時其他人都在享用麻美做的義大利麵,只有QB明顯受到差別待遇是吃貓糧,众人互相告别回家。小圆在家里泡澡的时候,突然发现了丘比也在浴室里,于是上演了经典的“QB个H!”的一幕。而丘比对此的回答是“即使看到了小圆的裸体,我也没感觉啊”以及“真是搞不懂”。

魔法少女和美[编辑]

在外传漫画《魔法少女和美》中,做为与众不同、具有独立自我意识的孵化器“柔比(JB)”登场。与“翌桧市”的魔法少女团队“昴宿星圣团”共同活动。能够吸收灵魂宝石的污秽,和丘比的长相相似,表情变化也较丘比丰富。

实际上是由妮可改造丘比的遗骸结合悲叹之种做出来的赝品。“吸收灵魂宝石的污秽”也仅限于当初塞进的悲叹之种负荷量,超过负荷量后柔比随即消逝。

由于受到昴宿星圣团的特殊结界的影响,无人认得丘比,柔比过去“身为丘比”的记忆也被洗去。

以下为英文维基的参考资料

"We Incubators don't have individual consciousnesses. We belong to a single consciousness." - Kyubey, Kazumi Magica, Ch. 21.

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Kyubey proposing a contract to Template:Spoiler.

Kyubey appears in Chapters 2, 4, 5, 14, 20 and 21 of Kazumi Magica.

  • In Chapter 2 Kyubey appears as a silhouette along with Madoka as Kaoru explains magic to Kazumi.
  • In Chapter 4 Kyubey is seen at the very beginning of the chapter, sitting next to Jubey as they watch the Pleiades Saints. He cryptically asks if things will go better "this time".
  • In Chapter 5 Kyubey's role is expanded. He appears briefly when Template:Spoiler. He then further appears in the extended flashback of Yuuri's and Airi's backstory. First he contracts with Yuuri, and then after Template:Spoiler he explains exactly what happened to Airi, culminating in her contracting with him. When she contracts, he tells her that "Your wish has surpassed entropy." Kyubey also tells Airi about the Pleaides Saints Template:Spoiler. During the entire chapter, Kyubey either appears as a shadow or in the shadows. It's quite clear that he is manipulating Airi, and that he is ultimately responsible for almost all of the subsequent events in the series beyond simply contracting magical girls to become witches.
  • In Chapter 14, Kyubey's face is seen as Template:Spoiler He is also seen watching from above (like Nico and Jubey, who can be seen a few panels before) while Template:Spoiler
  • In Chapter 20, Kyubey appears in person when Template:Spoiler
  • In Chapter 21, Kyubey reveals that Incubators dont have individual consciousnesses. They are like a network terminal connected to one single consciousness.
    • Strangely, Kyubey "wanted" to talk to Juubey, it wanted to talk to another of his kind, Template:Spoiler.

魔法少女织莉子[编辑]

在外传漫画《魔法少女小织》中,经由美国织莉子提供的资讯,与千岁由真缔结契约。在织莉子的设计之下忽略鹿目圆,直到故事尾声才发现圆。

以下为英文维基的参考资料

"Too bad."
--"Incubator...!!"
"I found her. I found Kaname Madoka."
- Kyubey, Oriko and Homura. Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Chapter 6.

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Kyubey as he appears in Oriko Magica.
  • In Chapter 1, Kyubey contracts with Oriko, who tells him of Yuma, another Puella Magi candidate he should try contracting. He later tries to convince Yuma to contract with him, but is stopped by Kyoko. Kyoko then learns from him about the recent murders of Puella Magi. When he appears again, speaking with Oriko, he claims that human emotions are unfathomable to him. Oriko replies that he should learn to appreciate them, as they give him what he desires.
  • In Chapter 2, he successfully Template:Spoiler.
  • In Chapter 3, he tells Mami about the recent murders of Puella Magi. He says that the most recent victim told him the murderer was a Template:Spoiler
  • In Chapter 5, Kyubey discusses Template:Spoiler
  • In Chapter 6, he sends Kyoko and Yuma to help Mami defeat the witch that has put a barrier around Mitakihara Junior High, as well as stop Oriko, who has gone out of control. Template:Spoiler
  • In Chapter 7, Template:Spoiler

Kyubey also appears in Noisy Citrine, the prequel manga that focuses on Kirika Kure.

Additionally, Kyubey exhibits a power he hasn't shown before in Oriko Magica: levitation. He is rarely seen standing on anything in the manga, usually preferring to float in mid-air.

魔法少女贞德[编辑]

在外传漫画《魔法少女馅饼》中,与贞德(馅饼)等少女缔结契约。此时的名字是“Cube”。被贞德称为“天使大人”,其他人也如此称呼丘比。

魔法少女铃音[编辑]

在外传漫画《魔法少女铃音》中,与魔法少女奏遥香重逢,虽然极力追踪失踪的铃音,但丘比自己也无法发现铃音,也不知道铃音何时成了刺客。被日向茉莉称为“丘(Kyuu)”。

角色分析[编辑]

能力[编辑]

  • 心灵感应。丘比在与人类或者魔法少女交流的时候一直使用的是心灵感应,而从来不张嘴说话。有时候丘比也会充当中继站,让两名或多名人类或魔法少女互相之间用心灵感应对话。通过对比第1话与第10话的重复剧情,有人指出丘比或许还可以阻碍交流,即使得一方听不见另一方说的话。[注 6]
  • 隐形。普通人类是看不到丘比的,除非丘比想让她成为魔法少女而主动现身。
  • 瞬间移动。在很多场景里(特别是第9话与第11话),丘比都显得特别神出鬼没,也曾在观众面前淡入或淡出。也有可能是多个丘比个体的隐形能力操作。但是不排除这只是画面效果而已。
  • 实现愿望。少女与丘比订立契约成为魔法少女的时候可以实现一个愿望。这可能是丘比利用外星文明的技术力来为她实现的,也有可能是变魔法少女的契约自身的机制导致的。
  • 能量收集。丘比为了拯救宇宙而在地球收集人类的“感情能量”。在旧世界里的主要途径是魔法少女变为魔女的一瞬间的相变过程,同时丘比也会回收不能再使用的悲叹之种,不过并不确定回收悲叹之种是不是收集能量的途径。在新世界里的主要途径是回收不能再使用的黑色小方块,那是新世界的魔兽被打败后掉落的物体。
  • 灵魂操作。丘比可以利用自己耳朵的触手抽取出人类的灵魂,并且放入称为灵魂宝石的容器里(或者灵魂宝石本身就是灵魂的凝聚态)。灵魂到达了这一种新形态的少女即是魔法少女,可以自由地把灵魂宝石变换成戒指形态或者镶嵌在身体上。通过灵魂宝石,魔法少女可以抑制甚至屏蔽痛感,从而在必要时保持持续的战斗能力。相反,丘比也可以对灵魂宝石进行接触操作,使得魔法少女感觉到痛觉。
  • 分身。已知丘比并不是一个单独的个体,而是共享同一套思维的群体,但是往往在一个丘比个体死亡后,会有另一个个体在其周围出现。简直怎么杀都杀不完


形象[编辑]

丘比最初登场时的形象是魔法少女类型片里常见的吉祥物、来自魔法国度的信使[8]。「主角小圆似乎听到了什么人的呼救声,从而沿着声音的方向寻找,结果看到一只受伤的动物」这样一个登场的桥段也是在向《魔法少女奈叶》致敬。为丘比配音的加藤英美里也用非常可爱的声线让观众对丘比产生好感。往往这样的角色会在主角遇到危机时建议主角成为魔法少女,而丘比则显得更加坦诚和轻松。它仅仅配合麻美的话作出必要的解释,也坦言小圆逆天的资质,但并不急切强迫小圆签约,除了在遇到危机的时候。虽然这些危机很可能是丘比暗地里策划的。

随着剧情发展,丘比一成不变的扑克脸(特意这么设计的)开始让观众感觉丘比在隐瞒事实。在第6话,观众首次知道了丘比隐瞒了“魔法少女是灵魂离体的尸体”这一事实。在第7话则是借由杏子之口得知“希望与绝望相消为零”这一条不成文的规律,说明魔法少女实现的愿望会伴随同等的代价。在第8话丘比暗示了灵魂宝石变浑浊的沙耶加会变魔女(虽然之前一直闭口不提),也发现了丘比并不是独立的个体,并且指出了丘比的真名「Incubator」(孵化者)。第9话时丘比才说出自己的真正身份,使得它在观众心中的形象一下子跌到最低点。

在被指责“欺骗”的时候,丘比自称“因为是绝对理性的外星人,所以不理解欺骗这种行为”,同时也曾用一些“理性”的理由为自己辩解,比如“人类的肉身太脆弱,所以必须把灵魂独立出来,保证战斗力”,以及“地球人口有69亿,而且还每4秒增长10人,为何要关心单一个体的生死”。按照丘比所说,丘比并不会提供错误的信息,少女之所以受害只是因为她自己“理解错了导致判断失误”。甚至当杏子在第9话问丘比“还有没有办法救回沙耶加”的时候,丘比也只是回答“据我所知并没有”“魔法少女是推翻常理的存在”,也就是说在不违反“从丘比看来根本不可能”这个事实的前提下进行隐瞒和诱导。

换而言之,丘比在逻辑上并不说谎,但隐瞒和诱导则很拿手。剧中将其设定为一种绝对理性(甚至整个文明共享一个意识)的外星生物,也是为了顺利描绘出丘比的这一特性。对魔法少女隐瞒真相,则是因为对她们、对丘比自己都“有利”而已,亦即回到绝对理性的利益判断的原则上。

到了第11话,通过丘比的话观众知道了人类文明与丘比文明的关系,这使得丘比的形象又一次从“入侵地球的邪恶外星人”,变成了“自上古以来一直伤害也守护着人类的邪神”。基于“丘比不说谎”的原则,丘比对小圆的威胁“假如丘比文明从最初就不存在的话,人类大概还赤裸着生活在洞穴里吧”是非常实在的推断。

点评[编辑]

  • 在好莱坞艺人Lathan Crowe录制的影评影片中,《魔法少女小圆》被形容为“共和党统治下的女性生活”[9],其中的“共和党”即影射丘比。
  • 《魔法少女小圆》之于浮士德,犹如丘比之于梅菲斯特[10]
  • QB在剧中对人类而言,不是恶魔(devil),不是鬼魂(ghost),不是怪物(monster),只是一个无法理解的异物(alien)。嘛,应该说这还是一个具有克苏鲁风格的设定。[11]

台词集[编辑]

经典台词(credit:K岛维基)
*「僕と契約して、魔法少女になってよ!」
    • 「和我訂下契約成為魔法少女吧!」
    • 官網角色描述台詞為「僕と契約して、魔法少女になってほしいんだ」,略有不同。
  • 「どうもありがとう。僕の名前はキュゥべえ」
  • 「僕は君たちの願い事を、なんでもひとつ叶えてあげる」
  • 「さあ、受け入れるといい。それが君の運命だ」
  • 「不是我不說喔,是你們都沒問啊!」
  • 「在這個國家會將成長中的女性稱為少女吧?那麼終究會成為魔女的妳們,就應該稱為魔法少女吧?」
  • 「これでここでのノルマも達成だ。後はここの人類次第だねー」
    • 「我的能量收集達到標準作業量了,接下來就是你們人類的問題了」
  • 「假若我們還沒來過這星球的話,那說不定你們現在還赤身裸體地生活在洞穴中呢」
  • 「君も、君も、君も、僕の為に死んでよ!」[注 7]

完整台词参见子页面丘比/台词集

人设变化[编辑]

TV、漫画、剧场版的人设变化

三次元[编辑]

参考 http://wiki.komica.org/wiki2/?角色%2Fキュゥべえ 以及 维基百科,等等。

花絮[编辑]

  • 蒼樹梅老師在設計大部分角色時,虛淵玄只說了個人的代表色,唯獨設計QB時下達了「盡量畫的可愛」的指令[12]
  • 新房昭之:「我本來想把QB描繪得很可愛。但知道故事展開的人員不知不覺把前頭的QB描繪可怕。最初不停修正,但最後演出還是有點令人感到吃驚。」
  • 虛淵玄:「劇本很可愛,不過變成動畫就可怕了吧。很好,一般認為我像QB。其實只是自己和角色在某些情況下有共同點吧。」
  • 蒼樹梅:「開始印象完全變化了吧。看動畫後,可以理解QB和虛淵先生的共同點(笑)。我也使用了自己的特點去做設定角色,但QB的意義已經變得完全不同了吧。」
  • 試音時齋藤千和、悠木碧、水橋香織都想配這個角色。
    • 「QB様的競爭異常火爆呢(笑)」 by 水橋。
    • 最後三人沒被採用的原因,齋藤是「太傻了」,水橋是「太軟了」,悠木是「太甜了」。[注 8]
  • 嘴巴不動是新房昭之的意見,不知是為了營造陰森感還是為了省錢。

业界评论[编辑]

  • 《魔法少女小圆》系列曲目的演唱组合ClariS批评[13]
Alice: 有夠可惡!竟然這樣騙人,一般人絕對無法想像吧。一定會非常恨牠吧,絕對。
Kurara: 當然也覺得很可惡,不過更覺得恐怖。一想到被騙了就覺得很可怕。
  • 「真是沒口碑啊,這隻白色生物」(by喜多村英梨)

社会反响[编辑]

  • 在观众之间,丘比愚弄魔法少女们的巧妙言词与说话技巧蔚为话题,印象深刻的台词更成了社会流行语[14]。丘比以“QB”的简称在网络上流传[15][16][17],起源是本名发音“Kyubey”的谐音。
  • 2012年10月,第21屆國際C語言混亂代碼大賽(IOCCC)的「最有用混亂代碼獎」授予中國浙江大學副教授侯启明,其獲獎程式碼的末段以「靈魂寶石」形狀排列,且參入英文版的丘比名言:"make a contrast with me" "and become a magical girl"[18]
  • 2012年12月2日,角逐東京都知事選舉的日本律師協會前會長--宇都宮健兒陣營,出現助選員扮成《魔法少女小圓》劇中主角鹿目圓與丘比,在宣傳車(偕同候選人)與街頭參與首都選舉拉票的事例。此舉雖強化了宇都宮敵視石原慎太郎與《東京都青少年健全育成條例》的政治寓意,惟網友對此多予惡評[19]
  • 2011年,《魔法少女小圓》日本首播期間,丘比成為臺大網路論壇PTT與PTT2的進站畫面,以及站內「Militarylife版」的進版畫面,形成「謎樣白色生物」的知名度高過《魔法少女小圓》作品本身的怪現象。
  • 2012年4月16日,丘比成為《國語日報》幼教文章的主角「絨毛玩具Q貝」,報紙繪製的「Q貝」圖樣與丘比一模一樣[20]

奖项[编辑]

  • 2011年末的Newtype Anime Award,荣获 2011年虚构角色赏(吉祥物)
  • 日刊体育第1回 日刊动画大竞技,荣获 罪恶黑暗性格赏

2011年11月,丘比的名言「跟我訂下契約,成為○○吧!」(僕と契約して、○○になってよ!)獲得網路流行語大賞(ネット流行語大賞)銅賞。

第6名
和我簽訂契約,成為魔法少女吧!(第1話)
第10名
簡直莫名其妙。(第6話)


动画漫画捏他[编辑]

  • 2011年4月,《瑪莉亞†狂熱》動畫版第2季第3話的結尾預告出現了丘比(雙眼打黑線)。第4話結尾的「附送」花絮,亦安排該作人物惡搞捏他本作第10話的第4次輪迴,複誦丘比名言:「跟我簽訂契約,成為魔法少女吧!」
  • 2012年3月,《偽物語》動畫版第9話的亦出現丘比的形象,被畫在「禁止進入人物」的標示版上。

萌战战绩[编辑]

  • 最萌大赛(日萌)2011:由于学姐的台词“催促女孩子的男生会被讨厌哦”被判定为雄性,没有被成功提名
  • 最萌大赛(日萌)2014:成功提名了

捏他[编辑]

  • 丘比的真正性别是秀吉[注 9]
  • 丘比在众多许愿机里面也是相当靠谱的一个,至少实现愿望不掺水分。圣杯只会给菜刀,梦限少女UCCU。
  • 「說話時嘴巴都不會動 感覺超陰森的」 by 元首
  • 「那種要貓不貓 要兔不兔的樣子很恐怖啊!」 by 元首
  • 從麻美中學習成為第二代淫獸[注 10]
  • 其實早在幸運☆星中出場

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  • 曾把身體染黑跑去魔女之家客串兼害人

以下来自puella-magi维基:

  • Kyubey's Name spelling is often a topic of argument amongst fanst, the many various spellings in different texts have caused confusion as to its meaning
    • His name is written in both Hiragana and Katakana as キュ(kyu)(u)(be)(e), so Kyuubee or Kyuubey would be most accurate as a romanization.
    • On the other hand, the fifth commercial has his name romanized as "Kyubey", which resulted in controversy. However, the lack of the extra u is probably just a use of the modified Hepburn system, which never accounts for extended vowels.
    • Gen Urobuchi joked that the "Kyu" comes from the katakana of the English word Cute so it could also be Cubey.
    • Episode 8 suggests that his name comes from 'Incubator', which would be romanized as 'inkyubeetaa.' In the same episode, it is revealed that he has multiple replacements.
      • During Kyubey's dialogues in episode 9, he keeps saying "we", meaning that he isn't the only Incubator.
    • Some fans of 2ch have taken to assigning the kanji 「九兵衛」 (Kyūbē, lit. nine protector soldiers or nine warriors in defense) to his name, speculating that like Doraemon (whose name can be written as 「銅鑼衛門」), Kyubey's naming might have been inspired by old Samurai dramas.
    • 'QB' is short for 'Kyubey' in Niconico Douga. This name is also common on 2ch.
  • For more information about energy, entropy and thermodynamics in general, see Thermodynamics.
  • Kyubey appears to be capable of teleportation. In episode 10, at the end of the first timeline, he appears to fade into reality above Homura.
  • A fanart meme tends to point out Kyubey's similarity to Hummy, the mascot of Suite Precure♪, the other (much more traditional, child-friendly, and optimistic) magical girl series that began airing in Winter 2011. Due to the closeness of their airing dates, this is likely a coincidence, but it has not gone unnoticed and adds to the series' postmodernist deconstruction of the magical girl genre.
  • Kyubey's speech patterns may have been used to give a "foreign" touch to Kyubey's speech, as this pattern emulates the typical way of speaking in other languages, such as English.
    • It can also be interpreted as Kyubey treating personal names just as tags for identifying individuals, similar to a social security number.
    • Boku is also used by girls, but this is uncommon in real life. In manga, anime and alike, this is often employed for girls exhibiting "boyish" personality traits. Such girls are called boku-kko (僕っ子) a western equivalent is a "tomboy".
  • Some fan speculation has arisen that the "Kyu" in Kyubey may be resemblant to a tag or identification number, just as Juubey has the number 10 affixed to "Juu" Kyubey is Number 9 in the series. although this would make sense, Kazumi Magica conffirms that the "Juu" in Juubey does not mean 10. Juubey, however is also not a "real" incubator
    • However, in Episode 11 Kyubey reveals to Madoka that while this statement is true on the majority of their race, there have been extreme rare cases of those capable of expressing emotions, but because this is a very rare phenomenon they are considered to be mentally ill.
    • Spa Weekly! Article: Kyubey's utilitarianism prioritizes the continuation of the whole universe and takes precedence over the happenings of individual entities. Kyubey's actions are not based on ignorance since he is aware of the cause-and-effect law of nature, he consciously decides that the law is immutable and conveniently uses it to exploit the Puella Magi system. Apparently this makes Kyubey a Bad Buddhist.
    • In Chapter 21 of Kazumi Magica, Template:Spoiler
  • In the Drama CD "Sunny Day Life" Kyubey tries to convince to an exasperated Madoka that "he" doesn't see himself as male (in human terms) so "he" doesn't understand why "he" isn't allowed to be in the bathroom with a naked Madoka.
    • On the Blu-ray commentary it was pointed by Gen Urobuchi that Kyubey has no gender.
  • According to the Blu-Ray Episode 2 voice commentary:
    • Kyubey was not based on any animal, just the concept of a "small mahou shoujo animal"
    • When asked what animals were used as the basis for Kyubey's design, Ume Aoki was very cryptic because of spoilers.
      • The only clue she gives is Template:Spoiler It could also refer to Template:Spoiler., which has a similar meaning to it. This interpretation was proven wrong in the commentary for episode 8, where Chiwa Saito explained that the truth that was hidden was that the marking on Kyubey's back is that of an egg, and that was the connection to Template:Spoiler.
        • Considering he is an Incubator, this is not farfetched.
  • In an interview with NewType, Shinbo was thinking of giving lip-synching to Kyubey in the new world but Yukihiro Miyamoto said no since fundamentally Kyubey remains the same creature as before, only interested in energy efficiency, so he remains unchanged. Also in the interview it's stated Kyubey doesn't move his mouth to speak because he is communicating by telepathy.
    • It also enhances the creepy factor.
    • Prior to broadcasting, no one told the seiyuu (specially Emiri Kato) that Kyubey's mouth doesnt move, so she tried to properly lip-synch her lines. When they saw the first episode on the air, the seiyuu were shocked that they were tricked.
  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka), Chiwa Saito (Homura), and Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami) tried for the role of Kyubey. Saito was told her Kyubey sounded too stupid, and in Yuuki's part hers sounded too naive and that she was too cute for it (no surprise there). They all found the role for Kyubey to be too difficult for them.
    • They also found the Kyubey character to be too smart for them.
  • In the Audio Commentary for Episode 9, before reading the script or knowing the nature of the show, Emiri Kato (VA of Kyubey) was very happy that she was voicing a cute animal character.
  • According to Shinbo, he just finished reading Michael Sandel's book, and he describes Kyubey as a Michael Sandel-esque character (this is regarding with the book's section on Utilitarianism).
  • Gen Urobuchi comments in the Audio Commentary for Episode 12 that (the) Kyubey's presence is world wide (WWQB). This can be interpreted as that multiple Kyubeys are being used to contract and reduce entropy; and are not limited to just using one single incubator at a time. this would explain as to why kyubeys can consume dead predecessors. it may also suggest that instead of kyubey being able to teleport, there are simply several, each one assigned to go with a magical girl or clusters thereof, at a time.
  • During the Sakura-Con 2012 panel interview, Urobuchi explains that Kyubey is not evil, it is his lack of human feelings that makes him scary.
    • Urobuchi compares H.P. Lovecraft's creatures to be same as Kyubey, in that they are uninterested in humans feelings.

Speculations[编辑]

speculation太特么长了

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  • When Kyubey gets shot by Homura in Episode 8, another one appears and eats the dead body. It could either be another version of 'Kyubey' (as expected in some speculations), or the same Kyubey that respawned. After all, cats are supposed to have 9 lives, so what about him?
    • This could also be an effort to get back some energy, that would otherwise be lost.
    • The existence of multiple Kyubey bodies that seem to share a single personality, his use of the pronoun "we" in referring to himself/the Incubator(s) in episode 9, and his inability to comprehend the Magis' emotional distress at losing one of their own, suggests that the Incubators might be a hive mind (many individuals acting as an extension of a single consciousness).
      • This could be an indicator that the aliens possess a form of cloning technology that allows them to create new replacements. It has been speculated that Kyubey's people could recreate a new vessel when a Puella Magi loses her body as long as her Soul Gem is still intact. This indicates a sophisticated level of cloning technology and genetic engineering on their part.
    • The Kazumi manga adds to this dispute by Template:Spoiler
    • Would it be possible that Incubators have their own souls separated from their bodies? As such, as long as their own version of a "Soul Gem" is kept in tact, they can control different bodies and even switch between them.

Confirmation: Gen Urobuchi states that there are Multiple Kyubeys working together at once.

  • It would seem that Kyubey never lies but instead holds back important information, often under the pretense of no-one asking him. An example for this is episode 9: when Kyoko asks him if Sayaka can be saved, he only says that nobody ever tried to turn a witch back into a human being (which could in fact be true), rather than saying that it's indeed possible (which would be a lie, as he reveals to Homura at the end of the episode). However, Kyubey also tells Madoka that he is incapable of manipulating humans, which contradicts the reason why he allowed Kyoko to chase after Sayaka in the first place: he wanted her to be killed so that only Homura would be left to battle the powerful Walpurgis, thus forcing Madoka to become a magical girl. This is clearly an attempt to manipulate Madoka's actions, making his earlier statement to her a lie.
    • He also states that his/their reasons for creating magic girls is so that new cultures can arise without the heat death of the universe preventing that. He seems rather nonchalant about leaving Earth to be destroyed at the hands of Kriemhild Gretchen in timeline 4. Given that nearly all of the population dynamics models made for the Puella Magica world will inevitably result in the destruction of life on that planet and that Earth is clearly not the only world harvested by Kyubey's race, their reasoning seems rather suspect. Assuming they really are collecting the energy to stave off the heat death of the universe, for other cultures doesn't appear to be their reason for doing it. If he is consciously lying about the reason, then this would make his story to Madoka another attempt to manipulate her by claiming it's 'for the greater good.' Additionally, if this was the reason and if magic/wishes can really do anything, then why not simply explain it to someone and ask them to make a wish to prevent the universe from suffering heat death? Surely someone somewhere in the universe would be willing to make such a wish.

Confirmation: This is actually said. in the anime.

  • Many fans believe Kyubey is evil and believe he/she should not be trusted.
    • In the end, it all depends on the point of view ...
  • According to the same theory, it is likely that Kyubey is the messenger of a greater entity that has its own agenda.

Confirmation: Again, in the anime. Also Stated By Gen that Kyubey is not evil, just cold and emotionless. Template:Theory/Footer

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Madoka can see your true character, Kyubey.
  • Some think Kyubey's real form is that of a red devil and his/her white fur acts as a cover as indicated by tears rather than bleeding in Episode 1.
    • Additionally, when he gets shot full of holes in Episode 8, there are small drops that appear to be blood, but they do not spread out after he is hit. He also appears to have no bones or organs.
    • Gen Urobuchi's tweet "Yeah, that's terrible! We still haven't shown even a single scene with bloodshed!" (まだ今んとこ流血シーンなんてないのに、ひどいよね!) may refer to the fact that Kyubey doesn't bleed.


  • To our knowledge, Kyubey has thus far only accepted wishes that his species's technology can "grant:" the healing of a paralyzed hand (Sayaka), the rescuing of a girl trapped in a crushed automobile (Mami), mass mind-control (Kyoko), and time travel (Homura). While we don't know for sure the bounds of this technology, we definitely do know that Kyubey's species can't end the heat death of the universe on its own, meaning that Kyubey wouldn't be able to grant the wish "Save the universe from entropy!"
    • No limits were stated. He hasn't failed to grant (or rejected) any wish on the first request. (Was technology ever mentioned?)
      • Kyubey does say at one point that sufficiently-advanced technology can appear to be magic to less-advanced species. He also mentions early on in the series that he can't bring dead people back to life, a clear limitation on his wish-granting abilities that most likely comes from his species' inability to revive the dead.
      • However, note, that wish granting may essentially be considered as an exertion of energy. Yet, magic girls generate more unergy upon their deciet, therefore it is anti-entropy. To wish against entropy, all the energy in the universe would not suffice.
      • Isn't that inconsistent with Homura undoing deaths every time she time-travels.
        • No, since Homura always travels back to a certain point in time before everyone is killed. She isn't "undoing" deaths so much as going to a timeline where they haven't happened yet. (Of course, if Kyubey's species is capable of time travel, then he could technically "revive" a person by going back in time, grabbing a past version of that person, and bringing him/her to the present...but, of course, the past version of said person wouldn't necessarily be the same as the version the potential Puella Magi would want. In addition, picking up and dropping off people in different time lines could have complicated, horrible effects on time in general.)
    • When granting Homura's wish, Kyubey clearly states her wish surpassed entropy and yet he still succeeds in granting it. (see episode 10's page) That's consistent with his explanation that magic comes from the girls and magic is above entropy.
      • However, while "magic"/"miracles" can come from the girls, we have seen no indication of Kyubey being able to use any kind of magic other than what his species' advanced technology allows him to do. Moreover, he -- not the girls themselves -- grants the wishes, meaning that all wishes thus far have been granted using technology rather than magic. Taking fan theories about the ending of the show in mind, this could become a plot point when Madoka makes her decision to become/refuse to become a Puella Magi.
      • We don't know how wishes are granted. Another possibility is he plays a catalytic role. Homura's wish wouldn't have been possible if he granted them only using what his race was already capable of.
        • He couldn't have just given her a portable time machine? In that case, he would have given Homura the technological means to complete her wish, while she would have provided the "magic" to make that wish surpass entropy -- making Kyubey's, as you suggested, a catalytic role that doesn't necessarily involve magic on his part. Going back to why he apparently can't find someone to wish against the heat death of the universe, Kyubey most likely can't provide the catalyst necessary for such a wish to come true. He'd have to rely entirely on the magic of the girl in question, and so far as we know Madoka has been the only person he's met who might have the magical potential to rewrite the laws of the universe.
    • However, Kyubey seems to either remember making a contract with Homura, or know that such a contract has been made. It is therefore possible that the reason he wishes to make Madoka into a magical girl is that, as long as Homura keeps on resetting the space/time continuum, Kyubey can harvest an infinite amount of energy from each of the witches killed in each individual timeline, thus permanently preventing the heat death of the universe - for as long as Homura keeps resetting time. If Kyubey harvests energy from each parallel universe (and any witches that may be created from them), it is possible to create a paradoxically infinite universe.
  • To all above points regarding wish granting: Kyubey's capacity to grant wishes is stated to be limitless until episode 12, in which he states that madoka can wish to become god if she so desired, implying that a certain capacity for energy is required to do so. Technology is not necessarily evident in the wish granting process, however, magic is (it is used in episode 12 when he grants madoka's wish; a strong magical aura). although some of the puella magi's weapons are "technological" in nature (homura's clockwork shield, mami's Muskets) this doesn't mean that they run off technology; they're called Magical Girls for a reason.
  • Apparently Kyubey selects the right moment and the right time to appear to grant wishes to his victims, and he seems to await for the conditions to be perfect to secure a good level of energy. At first glance he gives the impression that he is coming to rescue his victims by allowing them a wish during their weakest moment. He probably can sense a great moment of despair and he awaits for the girls' state of mind to be in turmoil and ready to ask for a (selfish) wish. It is speculated that he does this to guarantee that their wishes will be selfish in nature so it would fail to meet their expectations. In doing so Kyubey secures a great amount of despair thus releasing a great level of energy.
    • Examples:
Mami's near death experience
Kyoko's family distress
Sayaka's pressure to help Kyousuke
Homura's despair to save Madoka
Oriko's moment of crisis
Kirika's fear of never getting close to Oriko
Yuma's fear of abandonment
Madoka's desire to save everything from witches
  • This speculative philosophical essay deals with the nature of Kyubey's utilitarianism: Talk:Philosophical Observations
    • this may also suggest the theory that Kyubey can see into the future, in that he can divine which girls to select to become puella magi.

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Fanart Female Kyubey[编辑]

Template:Fanart While technically speaking Kyubey has no gender, some fanart has depicted Kyubey as a girl. Perhaps a girlish feminine touch will soften the hostile hearts against this furball from Hell. Unfortunately, some fans may have taken the idea to its extreme logic.

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Spelling conflicts[编辑]

The odd Japanese spelling of Kyubey's name has contributed to many alternative Latin-character spellings. The three supported by official materials are "Kyubey", "Kyubee", and "Qbey".

Kyubey "Cute Alien" Model[编辑]

In episode 2 of Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan, a 2002 anime that shares certain superficial traits with Madoka, one of them is a very Kyubey looking alien. In this anime, these aliens are considered so cute that the world has a difficult time defending against the alien invasion, because of public opinion that this would be "bullying."

However, the similarity in appearance is coincidental. Ume Aoki stated in the BD 1 episode 2 audio commentary that Kyubey's design wasn't based off any character.

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注释[编辑]

  1. 请注意,キュゥ是片假名,べえ是平假名,而不是片假名的ベ
  2. 因为跟Incubator谐音
  3. 因为跟Kyuubee谐音
  4. 元首的愤怒
  5. 虛淵玄解釋說,吃屍體是因為身體構造不來自地球的任何一種成份(地球上不存在的物質),所以要毀屍滅跡。[来源请求]
  6. 小圆“梦中”的末日场景里,小焰从树上摔下时高声喊的“不要听它的话!”并没有传达到小圆耳朵里
  7. 其實出自《裝甲騎兵*佩爾森檔案》的預告,並非QB本身的台詞,只不過這句完全就是QB的本音無誤呀
  8. 出自TV第三话副音轨评论
  9. 因为丘比跟木下秀吉的CV都是加藤英美里
  10. 因为魔法少女奈叶里的淫兽尤诺君的CV跟麻美的CV都是水桥香织

出处[编辑]

  1. Newtype 2011-05 特別付録(2) 書き下ろしB2ポスター&特集記事 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 最高の魔法少女の願い
  2. Megami MAGAZINE 2011-07 付録、2頁。
  3. 虚淵玄・新房昭之、The Beginning Story、263-269頁(第0稿対談)。
  4. 公式Guidebook、48页
  5. 前后篇 公式Guidebook、107页
  6. 虚渊玄、Megami MAGAZINE 2011-07 付録、2页。
  7. 新房昭之、季刊S[来源请求]
  8. Megami MAGAZINE 2011-04 33頁。
  9. ③ 〔REVIEW〕 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica まどか☆マギカ レビュー Anime 〔SPOILER FREE〕 - YouTube
  10. RE:【心得】有人发现ED的最后一幕像一张..... @魔法少女小圆 哈啦板 - 巴哈姆特
  11. 稍微讲一下QB的角色定位以及小圆脸的SF世界观
  12. 出自第二话副音轨评论
  13. 〔专访〕 ClariS“魔法少女まどか☆マギカ”LisAni! Vol.5 - leged的创作 - 巴哈姆特,或者LisAni! Vol.5
  14. ‘SPA!’2011年7月19日号、54-55页、2011年9月12日閲覧。
  15. 池谷勇人. 今度はキュゥべえが○○○○に! 「まどか☆マギカ」のゲームがまた増えました(例によってネタバレ注意). ITmedia Gamez. ITmedia. 2011年3月1日 [2011年5月3日].
  16. たまごまご. 「魔法少女まどか☆マギカ」のキュゥべえの異常な存在感. エキサイトレビュー. エキサイト. 1–3頁. 2011年3月3日 [2011年5月3日].
  17. 「ねんどろいど 鹿目まどか」2011年8月発売. 乙女☆速報 (マキシムライト). 2011年4月30日 [2011年5月3日].
  18. 【你真以为你懂C语言吗】第21届国际C语言混乱代码大赛获奖作品 | 创意科技小组 | 果壳网 科技有意思
  19. くまニュース : 東京都知事選に出馬した宇都宮けんじ候補の陣営にまどかがいる件
  20. 精華區 - 批踢踢實業坊
  21. 《魔法少女小圓》網友票選 15句難忘名台詞公開

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