Puella Magi are prepuescent or adolescent girls who have had their souls removed and infected with a being of corruption and despair. Few of them are informed of this fact prior to becoming Puella Magi. There are some indications from IDENTIFY results that a Puella Magi and its Witch are not the same entity.
Puella Magi, lit. Magical Girl, a human female between 5 and 17 who has gained the ability to use magic by making a wish and contracting with an INCUBATOR. They are given magical abilities and a SOUL GEM, and must fight WITCHes. Common magical abilities include healing, physical augmentations, enhanced combat abilities, and sensing magic and Witches. Each Magical Girl also may have unique abilities or variations on abilities.