The caring senpai to Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Madoka and Sayaka, Mami Tomoe is a ninth-grader at Mitakihara Middle School who lives alone after her parents died in a car accident. Mami nearly died too, but she was saved when she made a contract with Kyubey, a messenger of magic, and became a magical girl.
Her adorable appearance, complete with ringlets and feminine outfits, belies her true strength. As the most experienced magical girl in the series, Mami's witch-fighting powers are extraordinary. She favors percussion-lock rifled muskets, and she likes to give names to her attacks and announce them when she uses them - much to the amusement of her fellow magical girls.
Unlike many magical girls, Mami isn't interested in rewards - she does what she does out of a sense of justice, and she sees saving innocent people as the most important thing.