"A magical girl's wish is supposed to be for herself and should never be made for anyone else."
Kyoko Sakura (佐倉 杏子 Sakura Kyōko) is a main character in Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Kyoko has long reddish hair which is normally always seen up in a high pony tail tied by a black ribbon. She has fair skin and red eyes.
In her normal form, Kyoko wears a black t-shirt hidden by a light sea blue hoodie, navy blue denim shorts and black just below knee height boots. In her magic girl form, she wears a dark red dress the borders of the dress are covered with thick white ruffles that cover the opening of her dress and go down to the back of it which shows a short pink two toned skirt underneath with black/dark buccaneers and red boots. Her weapon in that form is a gold and red spear.
Kyoko's pretty stubborn and has a fiery personality. She can be self-centered when she wants to be, though this is just a facade she made to herself and to others, since she's actually really sympathetic and tender. She really does love people and there are many precious to her, but after going through multiple bad experiences, she decided to cover up those feelings and become a totally different person, even though she couldn't transform completely and in the end, she couldn't even handle herself. It is thought she was afraid of getting herself hurt again, as well as the people she cared the most.
After Kyoko's father lost supporters, her and her family almost starved, which is the believed reason she loves food so much and hates those who waste it.
Kyoko's family used to be poor, due to the fact that no one would go listen to her fathers teachings at the church they owned due to his 'radical' ideas on religion.
Her wish was for people to listen to her father's teachings, however this wish led to her downfall when her father learned of her magical girl activities. Believing his daughter to be a witch who sold her soul to the devil he drank his worries away with alcohol until one day he snapped and murdered Kyoko's mother and little sister (Momo) then proceeded to kill himself, leaving Kyoko as the only survivor.
Kyoko was also Mami's magical girl apprentice at the time, as shown in "The Different Story" spin-off. They were a great team and friends that fought both familiars and witches, until the death of Kyoko's family. After the event Kyoko decided that she and Mami should just go after witches and leave the familiars since it takes too much energy to kill them (This decision was also brought on by the fact that she lost her enchantment magic and probably won't be as strong as she was before and drag Mami down) Due to Kyoko's sudden change in morals Mami and her got into a fight that led them to break up their team and go their separate ways.
Madoka : Madoka and Kyoko have a weird relationship, they seem to get along more than the others do with the latter, but they don't seem to agree on most things, while Kyoko likes to battle things out, Madoka talks things out, making them contradicting opposites.
Mami : Mami and Kyoko are seen to be very close in the "The Different Story" spin-off, but they then got into a fight which led to the breakdown of their team and going in separate ways, although theconflict was never resolved (since Mami dies in the anime and Kyoko instead in "The Different Story"). Kyoko does seem to care a little about her old friend, as seen in "The Different Story", where she manages to conjure a grief seed optical illusion to convince Mami that she has recovered from their second fight, saving Mami from her fall of despair into Candeloro.
Sayaka : These two fight a lot since they have completely different morals, ideologies and the ways of doing things, including their personalities. But they seem to resolve their broken relationship later after Homura and Madoka talked with them. In fact, later in the anime, Kyoko had sacrificed herself after her second encounter with Oktavia (Sayaka's witch) in hopes of reviving her. Kyoko, as revealed in episode 9, liked Sayaka because Sayaka reminded her why she became a magical girl: Kyoko loved stories where love and courage prevail.
Homura : One way or another, these two are close behind their thick walls. Homura being the first to actually talk some sense into Kyoko after their first actual conversation in the present timeline.
- She's egoist who doesn't take heed of the damage to the people around her.
- Her witch form is Ophelia, as shown in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable.
- Kyoko is a callous magical girl who doesn't even mind sacrifices, no matter how much, if it's to gain a Grief Seed.