Son of the Hero
10 (first coming to Mahora- technically 9, as he uses the Kazowe system, where a baby is 1 year old when born)
140cm (4' 7")
May 2nd, 1993
Wales, UK (birthplace)
Mahora Academy Faculty
Nagi Springfield (father)
Episode 1 (Negima!)
Rina Satō (most media)
Negi Springfield (ネギ・スプリングフィールド, Negi Supuringofīrudo), is the main protagonist of the manga/anime Negima!: Magister Negi Magi (魔法先生ネギま!, Mahō Sensei Negima!) and Negima!? (ネギま!?, Negima!?). He is a mage in training to become a Magister Magi (Master of Mana) and the homeroom and English teacher of Class 3-A (formerly 2-A) of Mahora Academy Middle School for girls. He is the leader of Ala Alba.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Synopsis
- 4 Appearances in other media
- 5 Pactios
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
Note: The following biography is based on the original manga series by Ken Akamatsu. Events and details will vary in the other manga and the anime series.
Negi Springfield is the son of master mage Nagi Springfield, famously known as the legendary "Thousand Master" and Arika Anarchia Entheofushia, the last Queen of Vespertatia, who fought alongside Nagi in the Great war and was instrumental in ending it. Early in his childhood, Negi came to live with his older cousin (whom he calls older sister, since they grew up together) Nekane Springfield in a small village in the mountains of England. Even as a small child, he lived pretty much alone in the guest house, with Nekane coming to care for him during her breaks while studying in Wales. While there, he befriended Anya, a little girl about a year older than him who helped him study magic, and even gave him his first training wand. Negi spent much of his time getting into trouble, hoping that if he were to get into enough trouble, the Thousand Master would come to save him. His antics ranged from being chased by large dogs to nearly drowning in a river. When Negi was four years old, his wish came true, with unfortunate results. A horde of demons appeared and attacked his village. Just as a demon was about to attack Negi, the Thousand Master appeared just in time to save Negi from receiving a fatal punch from the demon. With a few strikes and a powerful spell, he destroyed all of the demons but the village was already in ruins and most of the villagers had been already petrified. When the fighting was over the Thousand Master saw Negi and before parting, he left Negi his staff and a few words.
After the incident Negi, Nekane, and Anya were moved to a village of magicians in Wales, where Negi immersed himself into his studies. He graduated from Magic School at the age of nine at the top of his class of only five students to graduate that year. His certificate of graduation read that to become a Magister Magi (Latin "Master Mage") he must take on the assignment of teacher in Japan as part of his training. The Headmaster sent Negi to Mahora Academy, a school run by the dean Konoe Mo who is a close friend of the headmaster. As part of his assignment Negi is now the homeroom and English teacher of Class 3-A (formerly 2-A) of Mahora Academy Middle School as the teacher of a class of formerly 31 girls, now reduced to 30.
Negi is a kind-hearted boy, with a very optimistic outlook toward life. Though he is just ten years old, he at times shows maturity far beyond his years much to the amazement and admiration of his older and rowdier students. On an emotional level, Negi is still considered as a child and he often does not realize the full extent of the feelings of the girls around him. He is also naive in many aspects of the world and his normally optimistic outlook on things does put him at a disadvantage when a more realistic approach is needed.
Negi cares for all the girls in his class, and out of his own interpretation of his duties as a teacher, and the parting advice from Nekane, and an overall liking of people in general, he often goes beyond what most other teachers would consider an acceptable level of involvement in the affairs of his students. Negi loves milk tea and hates coffee calling it muddy water. He described milk tea as the best way to drink black tea to Fate.
This, combined with his kindness, intelligence, unique maturity, and his unwarranted cuteness have earned him the respect, admiration, and even affection of the students in his class. His naive nature also seems to make him rather gullible as well as he seems to take relatively minor things very serious. Negi's one true character flaw is that he tends to push himself too hard, especially for a boy his age. Between teaching his classes, training in both high-level martial arts and advanced training in magic combat, his drive to match his father's achievements takes a heavy toll on him both physically and mentally much to the worry of the ones around him, particularly Asuna.
The Child Teacher Arc
Manga: Negi's teaching career at Mahora middle school got off to an extremely rocky start. As a ten-year-old boy in front of a rambunctious classroom full of 14/15-year old girls (the teachers even mention them being the most energetic class in the school), to his surprise and embarrassment was mob-cuddled by nearly the entire class as soon as he introduced himself. At the start he seemed to have exceptionally bad luck with Asuna Kagurazaka, the first of his students he met as he entered Mahora and also a student whom he not only managed to get on the bad side of before he even began, but discovered that he had to live with as well.
However, over time, Negi managed to prove his worth as a teacher to the class, showing them, much to their amazement and sometimes shock, that his maturity, reliability and natural charm are far beyond those of the typical adult, let alone a young naive ten-year-old boy. Negi came to teach class 2-A late in the school year, and as the girls prepared to take their exams, Negi was given his final test to become a full-fledged teacher at Mahora Academy. The test was deceptively simple: Ensure that all the girls in 2-A passed their final exam. Unfortunately, Class 2-A was the bottom-ranked class in the school, particularly the five lowest-scoring students in the class, which he had gathered into a study group dubbed the Baka Rangers (Asuna being part of this group as Baka Red).
As Negi searched for ways to improve the grades of his students, the Baka Rangers discovered a legend about a magic book in the Academy's main Library, which was supposed to make anyone who used it smarter. The Baka Rangers, along with their classmates in the Library Exploration Club, decided to make a journey into the depths of the library to find it. However, the Library proved to be far more than anyone would sensibly imagine a library to be. With Negi's magic voluntarily sealed away, the Baka Rangers, despite their additional studying and surprisingly formidable physical abilities, found themselves trapped in the deepest underworld of the library, where Negi convinced them to do some more real studying while they searched for a way out. While studying, they were attacked by the guardian of the book. The Rangers managed to not only get the book from it, but also found a way out with the help of an express elevator to the surface. But because of problems with the elevator, they had to sacrifice the book to get back to the surface and back to school, where they were just in time to take the test. Unfortunately, despite the added effort by the rest of the class, 2-A was still ranked at the bottom. Dejected, Negi prepared to leave, despite the pleas to stay. However, it was later discovered that the scores of the Baka Rangers hadn't yet been added to class 2-A's total score. Graded by the Headmaster himself, the scores were re-tallied. The combined scores of the Library Club, as well as the much-improved passing scores of the Baka Rangers, pushed 2-A's score right to the top of the school.
Shortly before the school year started up anew, Nekane sent him a letter, where she teasingly wondered aloud about Negi searching for a Ministra Magi yet. Negi was
explaining to Asuna about Ministra Magi, but was overheard (and misunderstood) by the Narutaki Twins who were eavesdropping through the door. They proceeded to tell the rest of the class, that Negi came to Japan to find himself things from a girlfriend, partner, fiancée, and even a princess (one of the rumors was Negi was actually a prince looking for a bride).
As it turned out, the discussion was rather timely, as Negi began the new year by finding himself in a battle against two of his own students, a vampire named Evangeline A.K. McDowell and her android partner Chachamaru Karakuri, which was an impossible fight for him as he had to deal with their teamwork that never allowed him a chance to chant his spells let alone use them. At the same time, Chamo, a shady friend of Negi's from Wales, arrived with what he figured was the perfect solution: get a Partner of his own. However, Negi refused to get any more of his students involved in the battle. So he tried to take Evangeline alone once again in a valiant effort, actually holding his own with his collection of antique magical items, but eventually being overwhelmed by Evangeline and Chachamaru's abilities. The battle seemed lost for Negi until Chamo and Asuna saved him. Chamo convinced Negi that the only way they can win is to form a temporary contract with Asuna. With Asuna's help, and a timely sneeze, Negi managed to defeat Evangeline.
Kyoto Field Trip Arc
After the battle with Evangeline, Negi discovered from her that his father used to spend time in the Kansai area, particularly around Kyoto. At the suggestion of Asuna and Chachamaru, he scheduled a four-day class field trip to Kyoto. Unfortunately, the Headmaster informed him of bad politics between the Kanto Magic Association, which he was the head of, and the Kansai Magic Association over the use of Western-style Magic. A condition for allowing Negi and his class to go on the trip was he was tasked with safely delivering a letter to the head of the Kansai Magic Association, and beware of people who would want to interfere with the affairs of the Kanto and Kansai Magic Associations. However, his students managed to complicate matters,
from the possibility of Setsuna being a Kansai spy, an actual Kansai rogue trying to kidnap Konoka, and Nodoka confessing to Negi that she liked him. Other complications would also arise as Kazumi nearly revealed his secret to the world and then scheming with Chamo to get the entire class embroiled in a game to get the class to make contracts with Negi. In the end, Nodoka managed to win the game, with help of Yue tripping Nodoka and her landing on Negi's lips. However, the group of Kansai rogues were still after Konoka and her slowly awakening powers. The enemy managed to infiltrate and attack the castle, kidnapping Konoka and petrifying everyone inside, along with Konoka's father. The Kansai Rogues used Konoka's latent magic power to summon a powerful demon. Negi, despite using all of the powers he could, couldn't damage the powerful demon and still had his hands full with another powerful mage named Fate Averruncus. The chance of victory seemed non-existent as Negi was face to face with two undefeatable opponents. Only with the intervention of Evangeline and Chachamaru was the demon able to be destroyed and forced the mage Fate to escape.
After the Kyoto incident, Negi feels that he was still lacking the strength to protect those who are important to him. To improve himself, he enters an apprenticeship under Evangeline in order to learn magical combat skills, and asks Ku Fei to teach him martial arts, particularly Chinese kenpo. When Evangeline discovers this, she rescinded her agreement to train Negi, only agreeing to it if, with the help of Ku Fei's training, Negi manages to land a single blow on Chachamaru. Negi trains hard under Ku Fei's tutelage, Makie alternately helping and hindering along the way, but in the end, she manages to inadvertently give Negi the opportunity to hit Chachamaru and earn his training.
Negi's training, in both magic and martial arts, progresses at a swift rate. This is partially due to the use of Evangeline's resort, an island in a bottle where time passes at a rate of one day for every hour in the real world. This allowed him to get in a full day's training without disrupting his duties as a teacher, although it did tend to wear him out. During this period, a man named Graf Wilhelm Josef Von Herrman came to the campus, kidnapping many of the students that had helped Negi in Kyoto, as well as Chizuru Naba, who had been uninvolved in the fighting. In Chizuru's dorm, Negi also discovered Kotarou Inugami, a boy whom Negi had fought with in Kyoto, who had made his way to Mahora to challenge Negi to a rematch. Kotarou had been injured and also lost some of his Inugami abilities after crossing paths with Herrman. Kotarou was eventually found and taken care of by Chizuru and Natsumi. Kotarou later gave Negi a demon-sealing bottle, stolen from Herrman, and went with him to battle Herrman and his minions, the Slime Sisters, to rescue the girls he had kidnapped.
During the fight, Herrman revealed that he was actually a Demon, the same one who destroyed Negi's home village and petrified its people six years ago. While Negi's students managed to free themselves and seal away the Slime Trio, Negi was able to defeat Herrman with a powerful spell that Evangeline had taught him earlier.
The School Festival arc
In late June, Mahora Academy held the Mahora Festival, a massive, world-famous school festival celebrated by all schools. During the preparations, Negi was formally introduced to the other Magic teachers and students who also attended the academy, and was told a surprising secret: Every twenty-two years, the World Tree, a mountain-sized tree that dominates the skyline of the entire campus, would glow with power around the same time the festival was held. For some reason, the glow was coming a year early. This glow signified a sharp rise in the magical energy in the area, and at certain points around the tree, even a simple confession of love would have the same effect as a powerful charm or curse.
The mages of Mahora had to make it their duty to ensure that no such confessions took place in those areas during the festival. Unfortunately, Negi also had a very full schedule with seeing to his students, many of whom were counting on seeing him at the various events their extracurricular clubs were hosting, not to mention a fighting tournament at the festival that both Kotarou and Evangeline were expecting him to enter. At the same time, another problem comes up, with another of his students at the center. Chao Lingshen had gotten in trouble with the faculty for spying on them, particularly those who used magic. Negi managed to talk the teachers into allowing him to take care of her, and not to erase her memories. In thanks, Chao gave him a special watch called Cassiopeia. During the first day of the Festival, Negi, worn out from previous events, ended up oversleeping (along with Setsuna) when he intended to take a short nap.
Panicking that he had lost the entire day, the Cassiopeia watch activated, taking Negi and Setsuna all the way back in time to the beginning of the day. With a time machine at his disposal, his overstuffed schedule was much easier to handle, as he could always go back in time and take care of anything he did not have time to do before on the next go-around. Over the course of four "days", Negi would see the festival's attractions with Setsuna, go on a date with Nodoka (With disastrous results for Asuna), and help some of his students with the class' haunted house.
He would also see his other students at their club activities, patrol the festival for confessions, try out for the tournament, and even help Chisame win a secret cosplay contest, all within the first day. The second day, Negi participates in the Mahora Fighting Tournament, along with Takamichi and many of his own students.
Between his training by Ku Fei and Evangeline, and his own intelligence, Negi makes it to the finals, defeating Takamichi, Takane D. Goodman, and Setsuna in turn. However, Negi lost in the final match to Albireo Imma, a compatriot of Negi's father Nagi, who used his Pactio artifact to become Nagi as he was shortly before Negi's birth. After the tournament, Negi discovers that the tournament is part of a plan by Chao to expose the "Inner World" of mages, demons, and monsters to the "Outer World." To this effect, she has leaked images and video of the tournament all over the world. Thanks to his impressive showing in the tournament, Negi becomes an almost instant celebrity. For the rest of the second day, Negi avoids the inquisitive reporters and others by using the age-disguising pills to make himself appear to be a teenage version of himself. During this time, He spends some time (and another trip through time) with Ako Izumi, another of his students, who happens to have fallen in love with his older-looking self. After attending Ako's
concert, Negi goes back in time again to attend the tour of the school's Library, where he finds himself in the middle of Yue's conflicting feelings between her friendship with Nodoka and her own crush on Negi. This is eventually resolved, resulting in a fifth Pactio with Yue, and Haruna Saotome also taking advantage of the opportunity to make a Pactio of her own.
He also tries to help Asuna that night with her date with Takamichi, but it doesn't go as planned. After hearing from Ku Fei that Chao plans to drop out of the Academy and return home after the festival, he confronts her to find out why she is trying to expose the mages, as well as her reasons for leaving. Chao responds by challenging him to a battle. If he wins, she'll give up her plans. but if he loses, he'll have to join her. Either way, she says that she'll also tell him the truth in the process. Chao gains the upper hand in the fight, unti Setsuna and Kaede intervene. They grab Negi and make their way to the school's roof, where Chao is ambushed by the entire class... who throw her a surprise going-away party.
After the party, Chao leaves, with the situation unresolved. At the end of the night, Negi gathers his partners, as well as Kaede, Ku, and Chisame, and brings them all to Evangeline's resort, to figure out how they're going to deal with Chao's plans. Unfortunately, when they leave to begin the final day of the festival, they find that they've fallen into a trap. Chao had rigged the Cassiopeia watch that Negi has to activate on its own during the third day of the Festival and send him into the future. Hence, with the activated Cassiopeia watch interfering with the magic of Evangeline's resort, it results in Negi and his crew being stranded there eight days in the future, where Chao has succeeded in her plans to expose magic to the world. Using an army of robots, Chao took over several key places around the campus, using the World Tree's power to unleash a world-wide "Forced Recognition Magic", removing the usual skepticism people would have to the revelation of magic all at once. With the evidence compile and leaked by Chao, this has caused a serious consideration of the truth all over the world, with worldwide acceptance projected to occur in only a few years. The magic teachers of Mahora Academy, Negi included, are being held responsible for their failure to stop Chao, and will likely all be turned into Ermines. Negi is arrested by Gandolfini and imprisoned in a magic-proof cell, as they await their punishment. However, Negi's partners rescue him, and come up with a plan. Although it's been a week since the festival, they believe the World Tree should still have some measure of it's power left. Delving deep underground, they find that the tree's roots are still glowing, with enough power to activate Cassiopeia one more time.
Negi activates the time machine, bringing them all back to the present... and several hundred feet straight up! Negi manages to create a soft landing for he and the girls, but the use of all this magic has worn him out, and he collapses. Forewarned with the knowledge of how Chao pulled off her plan, Chamo and the girls allow Negi to rest while they go off to set up Negi's plan to stop her: Using an old store of weapons designed to stop magically-empowered constructs, they arm a thousand of the festivalgoers under the pretense of the festival's new Main Event: A "staged" battle between mages and the Martian robot army. However, the presence of a second army is countered by Chao, who simply launches her attack an hour early. Mahora Academy quickly becomes a surprisingly non-lethal war zone, magic disruption blasts exchanged with clothes-stripping energy beams and time-displacement bullets.
During this battle, Negi finally recovers, just in time to have a seventh Pactio initiated by Chisame, who is needed to counter a cyberspace attack by Chachamaru. Once again, Negi found himself in conflict against his own students, as he found his path barred by Mana Tatsumiya and Chao's robot army. With the help of Kotarou and his other students, however, Negi fought his way to a final showdown with Chao atop an airship hovering high over the festival.
Negi managed to hinder Chao, forcing her to reveal her magical power (amplified by several symbols drawn to her body) with Fire as her elemental affinity-much to the surprise of all witnesses of the battle especially Negi. In the middle of the battle, Negi warned Chao of her disastrous power as it may endanger her life however, she ignored the warning and replied that this is for all or nothing and she had "killed" herself for 2 years for her purpose and ambition. When Negi asked Chao whether the 2 years she had spent with her friends is irrelevant and never existed, Chao paused for a moment and admitted that the factor mentioned was not counted on. At the climax of the battle, the magical symbol at Chao's head burst, rendering her open for Negi's final blow. Negi achieved victory against Chao but the battle left them both drained of energy, and several hundred feet in the air. Fortunately, they were saved by the timely intervention of their students/classmates. Unfortunately, the battle lasted long enough for Hakase to finish the spell.
However, Chao told Negi that she had ordered Hakase to alter the spell in the event Negi managed to defeat her in battle. The spell was changed to a very powerful wish for world peace for one day. While everyone celebrated the end of the festival, Negi confronted Chao again and asked about the magical seals on her body. Negi confessed that he believes they had something to do with her tragic 'past' but Chao doesn't answer. Saying there is nothing left for her there, she attempts to leave with the last intact time piece but is stopped by Negi. Several of her other classmates arrive and Negi says that there is something for her there and asks her to become a strong mage by his side. However, Chao persisted on leaving for her time, keeping her word for losing to Negi. To keep Negi and the others from stopping her, Chao revealed her most diabolical weapon yet: Her family tree, which would by definition contain just whom Negi eventually marries therefore, literally inflicting psychological damage to Negi's party.
Journey to the Magic World Arc
After the Mahora Festival, Negi and the others went beneath the World Tree to an appointed meeting with Albireo and Evangeline, where Negi finally received irrefutable proof that his father was still alive, even now. With the first term over, Negi is planning to spend the summer by going to Wales in hopes of entering the Magic Country and finding more information about his father. Asuna and several other girls are invited to join him, (either invited or Negi being coerced). They are now officially recognized as the English Culture Research Club and are given permission to travel overseas by the Dean of Mahora. Accompanying Negi when he goes on this trip are his Ministrae Magi (Asuna, Nodoka, Setsuna, Konoka, Yue, Haruna, and Chisame), Kū Fei, Kaede, Chachamaru, Kazumi, Sayo and Kotarou. Along with his students and Kotarou, Negi is also joined by his childhood friend Anya, who arrived in Japan 12 days before the trip to check on Negi. After a series of misunderstandings and some more training sessions, Negi and his associates head out to England. After arriving in London, they are soon found by Ayaka's group and meet up with Donet McGuiness. After a cheerful reunion with Nekane and a short tour of his hometown, including the Merdiana School of Magic where he and Anya graduated, Negi reveals his intent to enter the Magic Country to search for his father to Nekane. He is led to the basement of Merdiana and is shown the still-petrified remains of those who fought to protect his village. This only steels his resolve as he and the rest of the White Wing Club prepare to enter the portal to the Magic Country.
Negi's trip into the Magic Country starts smoothly, but immediately begins to go wrong. Due to the immigration laws, he must keep his Pactio cards, weapons and other magical items within a sealed container before entering the city. He is informed by Donet that four unauthorized people had also teleported along with the gathered mages. Sure enough, the people being detained are four of his students and one more unidentified, who is hooded in a cloak: Yuna, Akira, Ako, and Makie, who until now, had no idea of his magic abilities. But before he has the time to do anything, he is suddenly attacked by Fate Averruncus, whom he had also fought in Kyoto. Though gravely injured by Fate's initial attack, Negi manages to fight back after the release of his Pactio Cards and weapons from their sealed container. Konoka manages to heal Negi's injuries with her Pactio Artifact but Fate still delivers several attacks before leaving the scene with a parting blow which destroys the Gateport. The backlash of the attack scatters Negi and his students across the Magic World, hundreds of miles away. When the young wizard regains consciousness, he finds himself stranded in a large rainforest in the magical world with only Chachamaru by his side. She informs him that it will be a difficult journey finding the rest of the students that accompanied Negi when Fate Averruncus used 'forced teleportation magic'.Slowly, starting with Chisame, Negi finds out where most of Ala Alba and the four accidental stowaways are.
He and Kotarou enter a tournament to free Ako, Akira, and Natsumi, who had also passed through the gate unidentified after wanting to know what Kotarou was doing. After an early battle, Negi is attacked outside the tournament and saved by Jack Rakan, although not before Negi gets his arm severed off.
After Negi recovered from his injury, he left to train with Jack Rakan. Rakan reveals his past to Negi as well as telling him some of Ala Rubra's history. Rakan also reveals that Fate Averruncus's power far exceeds Negi's. Rakan tells Negi there is a way to reach Fate's level, but Negi have to make a choice. He must choose one of two magical paths; embrace light magic and continue in his father footsteps, or choose dark magic and follow his teacher, Evangeline. Negi is told that once he chooses one of these paths, he can never go back to the other. In the end, after realizing he can no longer follow his father's past, he chooses dark magic to forge a new identity.
Negi then falls into a coma and fights a spiritual copy of Eva in a duel inside his mind. If he loses, he will either die or lose all of his magical abilities, but if he wins he will gain the power to defeat Fate Averruncus. After two days (10 days within his own heart), Negi is seemingly defeated by 'Eva'. But after remembering his friends encouragement, Negi finally understands the true meaning of the test; he must willingly and truly embrace the darkness. Negi takes a full blast from 'Eva' and absorbs the energy, and unlocks his dark powers. However, by the time of the Ostia Festival, Rakan pronounces that Negi is not ready yet. Runes or markings of some sort seem to glow on Negi's arms when he taps into the darkness.
The Ostia Festival Arc
During the rescue of Nodoka, Negi utilizes several techniques learned from Eva and easily defeats the bounty hunters. Right after the Ostia Tournament has started, Fate Averruncus shows up and confronts Negi with a deal; Fate would safely escort Negi and his friends to the gate portal in Ostia in return that Negi will leave the princess to Fate. Negi refuses the offer angrily and attacks Fate in the street, but he is blocked. Fate decides then that he does not need the princess and offers a second deal for the safe return of Negi and his friends: leave Fate and his companions alone with their plan to destroy the Magical World. Fates objectives are also to render Negi powerless, like the demon Graf Herrman tried to do when he came to the Mahora Academy, and which Setsuna attempts to reveal to Negi, with a powerful magical item that would force him to honor his word if he chooses to leave Fate alone, even if Negi lies when he says it. (The oath was that Negi should never interfere with anything Fate was involved with, and that somehow, would also involve Negi to stop the search for his father). The reason for this, about why it is one of Fate's objections, has not been released yet. Negi eventually refuses Fate's offer, so Fate officially declares Negi his nemesis. Fate then launches a physical assault on the group and Negi retaliates with Magic Erebus and the fight between him and Fate begins. This time, it seems that Negi is as powerful as Fate and to Fate's surprise, Negi easily punches Fate's stomach. Still, Fate seems to be more powerful and Negi can't defeat him that easily. During the fight, when Nodoka and Kotarou arrive, they learned Fate's real name is Tertium. Fate eventually escaped after Asuna and Rakan arrive on the scene.
After the battle, they have to leave because the security guards from Ariadne are coming. While Negi was escaping, he flew (actually, jumped) past Yue, who was in an Ariadne Royal Knight uniform. Negi recognizes her, but isn't really sure since Yue doesn't remember him. Soon, the rest of the guards catch up to Negi, but Yue lets him go, although she doesn't know why she did it. Back on Haruna's ship, he wonders if that was Yue and why she actually helped him to escape. Later, they have a meeting on what they have learned about Fate and his intentions. According to what Negi manages to read in Nodoka's Diarium Ejus, petrified by Fate, one of Fate's missions were to render Negi powerless. And more importantly, it says that ten years ago, Fate and Nagi defeated one another. Then Rakan starts to explain how the whole story started with a video to Negi and the Ala Alba (minus Yue, Anya and as it is later revealed, Asuna). The video shows Nagi and his comrades during the Great War 20 years ago. It shows how Rakan became a member of Ala Rubra, how and why Nagi became a hero, their fights with the enemies; Fate (who appears as a young man), with the secret organisation Cosmo Entelecheia who nearly succeeded to destroy the Mundus Magicus and how the world was saved.
Meanwhile, Asuna and Anya are captured by Fate's conspirators, and Shiori is currently posing as Asuna as she spies on Negi's group. No one in the party has realized this yet. Negi finds out that he has gotten stronger. According to Rakan's strength chart, Negi's former base strength was around 500 when he met Rakan, and his new base strength is around 730. This is multiplied by 1.5 in Negi's Magia Erebea base form into 1100, and doubles from there into 2200 when he uses Armationem; and by Negi absorbing elemental magic, he is able to augment his offense, defense, and mobility to overcome some gaps in power. Rakan told Negi that Fate's strength is more at least 8000, but he isn't sure.
Later, Negi gets nervous when he finds out that Rakan has entered the Nagi Springfield Cup. Rakan tells Negi that as he is Nagi's rival and Fate has lost to Nagi, he and Nagi are on about the same power level. Rakan expands, saying if Negi cannot beat Rakan, he won't beat Fate either, and since Negi is after "true strength" (the level of power that Nagi, Eva, Rakan, and Fate have), defeating Rakan himself is Negi's gateway to that level. When Chisame tells Negi Rakan's power level, said by Rakan himself, was 12000, Negi flips out. Negi demonstrates a new spell he's attempting to learn; Khilipl Astrape (Thousand Thunderbolts), which has 10 times the power of Jovis Tempestas Fulguriens. That spell was previously the most destructive in Negi's arsenal. However, Negi's Khilipl Astrape isn't yet perfected with a lengthy incantation, but he intends to absorb the perfected spell to multiply his maximum strength by a factor of 5 or 6 (to at least 11,000, possibly peaking at 13,200, comparable to Rakan and in excess of Fate's estimated 8000). Even Theodora, Seras, Ricardo and an illusory Evangeline have come to help Negi (along with Kotarou) with some extra training in order to defeat Rakan. Theodora makes a temporary pactio with Negi, in which Negi is the minister and Theodora is the magister. Theodora says it will be their first "ace in the hole" in the fight against Rakan. Negi's final stage of training was mental, and took place inside of Evageline's scroll, where Negi's time perception was sped to the maximum of 72x normal.
Once Negi finished his training he and Kotarou began the fight against Jack Rakan. At first in the fight it appeared that Negi had the upper hand in the fight due to his artifact and use of Raisoku Shundou (instant movement in lightning speed), but as the fight continued, Rakan found weaknesses in the technique Raisoku Shundou and used them against Negi. After a barrage of devastating blows by Rakan, Negi was down for the count. However, he remembers his promise with Ako and miraculously stands up (after barfing up blood). Negi then asks Kotarou to buy him 43 seconds for his ultimate comeback in which Kotarou gladly accepts and turns into his ultimate shadow-dog form. Kotarou then buys him 38 seconds fighting both Rakan and Kagetarou. Kotarou manages to take down Kagetarou, but is defeated by Rakan.
Negi then activates his ultimate spell, Duplex Complexio. After overcoating 2 chilpl astrapes he pummels Rakan with overwhelming speed, but sufficiently lacks the strength and power to finish it. This makes him trick Rakan into a strength contest by showing off his new spell, a unison lightning lance Titan Slayer and absorbs Rakan's attack. When he hits Rankan with the lightning lance and 2 chilpl astrapes, the fight appears to be over. But, somehow Rankan manages to get up. He declares Negi a man and wants to fight Negi further. They both know they have used up most of their magical power and cannot use any more. So, they revert to using common fist fighting. The battle is officially declared a draw.
Unfortunately, this comes with a split in the prize money, which leaves Negi not having enough to free his students, until Rakan gives him the other half, which is used to finally free Natsumi, Akira, and Ako from their slavery. On their way to preparing to storm Fate's base, Negi, along with Asuna and Nodoka, runs into Yue's group and, after a short battle, confirms it's her using the pactio card's telepathy function. They are then confronted by the governor general of Ostia, Kurt Godel, who insults his mother, Arika Anarchia Entheophysia, and wanting to use Negi's strength to take over the world. After exchanging blows and being pinned down by Kurt Godel, they are able to escape thanks to a smoke bomb diversion by Setsuna, Tosaca, and Craig. While briefing with Rakan about his identity he finds a letter for Godel telling him to attend the ball.
Governor's Ball Arc
During the ball he completes his Pactio with Chachamaru and Ku Fei and goes to meet Kurt Godel in a private room, with Nodoka, Asakura, and Chisame accompanying him. Kurt shows a flashback saying that the Megalomesembrian Council was responsible for the attack on his village causing Negi to be corrupted by
Magia Erebea and attempting to kill him. He is stopped by the girls and it is revealed that Kurt wanted to be killed in order to place him within his group in his attempt to "protect" humans against the various "evils" of the Magical World.
Kurt showed them a video in which Nagi and Ala Rubra saves Arika from execution, and asked Negi to join Megalo Mesembrian on one condition, that is to get rid of the bounties on their heads, however Negi refused when he found out that Kurt is trying to save only the human population of Megalo Mesembrian and not all the over 1.2 billion people in Mundus Magicus. Kurt got annoyed by Negi's words and they commenced in battle. Through the battle, Negi realizes that Kurt's fighting style is the same as Setsuna's, and, being a demon-slaying art, is the perfect counter to the dark art Magia Erebea. Using his knowledge of this he turns the battle to his advantage and nearly beats Kurt, but the spell starts to take over again. He is saved through the combination of Chisame using her artifact to shut down the projections in the meeting room and Asakura, via her artifact, informing Ku Fei of Kurt's coordinates. This results in not just Ku Fei smacking Kurt with her staff, but also for Kurt to confront Takahata.
After Takahata tells Negi he would take care of Kurt, his group made their way back to everyone else. Unfortunately, the members of Cosmo Entelecheia attacked, which results in Nodoka and Asakura being separated from Negi's group, while Negi and Chisame end up in possession of the Diarium Ejus, which Nodoka used to find out why Kurt doesn't want to save the rest of the citizens of the Mundus Magicus. After he and Chisame look inside the pages of the Diarium Ejus to discover Kurt's reasons for only helping only humans, Negi witnessed the end of Rakan and Fate's battle and watched as Rakan got erased. Negi, consumed by the darkness and with the urge to kill, went berserk and tried to attack Fate. However Rakan stopped Negi, telling him he couldn't beat Fate yet. He reformed himself only for a few moments to pass a few final words to Negi and to tell him that the Asuna who was with him was most likely not the real Asuna. Negi faints and awakes on a Haruna's ship. He is given a breifing on the overall situation and the final secret of the Magical World, that all people of the world with the exception of humans are illusions. He then deals with the situation about Asuna, unaware that Chisame, Mana, and Nodoka have followed him and are serving as back-up.
When Mana suggests using a magic bullet to see if the Asuna that's currently with them is real or not, Negi ends up getting in a fight with her, and instead opts to discover Asuna's true identity by kissing her. The kiss results in the imposter, a Ministra Magi of Fate's named Luna, not only reveal her true identity, but also, thanks to Chamo, make a Pactio with Negi. With her cover blown (and her part in Fate's plan finished), Luna reveals that the real Asuna was in the Gravekeeper's Palace. He is told by the fake Eva that because of the side effects of magica erebea he has the choice to either die or become a demon. If he didn't want this, then his only choice is to overcome the side effects of Magia Erebea and bend it to his will.
So Negi then began training to overcome the side effects of Magia Erebea by having Eva induce his demon form, thuse forcing him to try and overcome it. During his training his confidence begins to waver and after Akira tells him about the feelings of Ako and Makie he started to think he doesn't deserve their feelings until Akira tells him other wise. He attempts to make a pactio with Ako as Nagi but Ako stops him and tells him she wants to do a pactio with Negi. After forming a pactio with Ako, he forms one with Yunna and after regaining his confidence from a talk with Makie he makes a pactio with Makie as well.
With Negi's training to overcome the darkness at his limits he recalls past things he had been through and things people have said to him. And he questions his own goals concerning Fate. Negi finally overcomes the darkness that was trying to consume him and finds his answer as he battles the fake Eva and gets faster and stronger as the battle goes on. He finally manages finds that answer to his questions on his own and manages to beat her (which she says is quite a feat even if the her in the stroll is greatly weaker than the true Eva). She asks what will he do if the darkness trys to consume him again what will he do, he replies by saving that he can rely on the members of Ala Alba to help him. Then when she asks him what was the answer he found, Negi replies "I want to become firends with that guy" (that guy being Fate).
Assault on Cosmo Entelecheia Arc
Later he gets a call from Kurt and Tamakachi and hurts tells him that the forces of the Magical World has unite once more to deal with the crisis of the world that is currently at hand. But, they are most likely no match for the main forces of the enemy and their own hope is Negi and Ala Alba. Negi alerts everyone else of the situation and they all agree to take on the task. He devises a plan based on their goals and objectives and prepare for war until Tsukuyomi appears and attempts to attack and kill them starting with Collete until Negi quickly stops her. She gives Negi a message from Fate "I'll be waiting" and leaves but not before using the Code Of The Life Maker to summon hordes of demons. Negi quickly goes out to fight the demons to clear a path for everyone else to Gravekeeper's Palace and is joined by Setsuna. They reunite with the rest of the team and head into Gravekeeper's Palace as they are quickly confronted by who appears to be Zazie.
She asks if he will stop from going down this path because it shall result in Chao's futurel Negi replies by telling her that he is aware of that and shall not stop. She then uses her artifact Magic Lantern Circus on all of Ala Alba. The only two who are not caught are Chisame and Makie because they are completely content with the life they have. This artifact is an imperfect replica Cosmo Entelecheia: "the eternal garden" that Fate is seeking to create. In this world Negi lives a life of being a teacher at Mahora Academy and has a loving relationship with his parents. It is a world where all the unpleasant things he has been through up until then including the incident that befell his hometown have never happened. A world where he has no enemies to fight, a peaceful life, his ultimate happiness, as Zazie tells him after she confronts him once he realizes the world is not real. She also warns him if he leaves he will never be able to have this type of life again. Zazie also warns and reveals to him that the person who he was facing was her sister Poyo Rainyday and tells him that she is strong.
He moves forward anyway and breaks Cosmo Entelecheia and systematically weakens it for everyone else in the process. Negi questions Poyo why she is so certain there is only one possible future. She replies by saying it is inevitable and that the Magical World when begin to collapse in nine years and six months. Negi shocks everyone by saying he has a plan that can save the magical world and prevent the future that is set to happen. He states he has carried out experiments to support his theory and that when he gets back to Mahora Academy he can even obtain some valuable help from Ayaka. Both Poyo and Fate are angered and in disbelief by this. Poyo then transforms and reveals she is one of the demonfolk and holds rather high status among them at that. She attacks, but is stopped by Ku Fei, Kaede, Setsuna and Mana all who were trapped by Poyo's artifact but broke free of it thanks to Negi weakening it. Negi prepares to battle Poyo but Mana stops him and convinces him to conserve his strength and believe in her as she faces Poyo while everyone else goes ahead.
As the rest of his group moves forward they encounter Dynamis and a few of Fate's girls. As battle gets underway Negi realizes that Dynamis has the same power barrier as Fate, but quickly breaks through it. However, he becomes unable to move as the girls reveal their powers and forms. Thankfully, Kaede, Yuuna, Ku Fei and Makie quickly back him up and aid him while Setsuna begins battling Tsukuyomi. An all-out battle between Ala Alba and Cosmo Entelechia begins. Negi, together with Kaede attacks Dyanamis. Kaede manages to stop and seal Dyanamis's movements and surround him with her special explosive tags while Negi uses the fire and darkness element spell Hellfire Conflaguration causing a massive explosion in unison with Kaede's explosive tags. Kaede tells Negi to go on ahead to Fate and she will fight Dynamis. However, as he is starting to leave Negi notices a crack in the fabric of space and quickly realises it is an attack. He takes the hit
, realizing if he dodges it will hit Chisame and Nodoka. He loses control of his darkness and enters his demon form
which has seemed to have changed and somewhat evolved and battles Dynamis. As the battle goes on, Dynamis seems to have the upper hand, but Negi withstands his attacks and the battle soon starts to comes under equal standings. Negi's body then begins to appear to be cracking, yet he keeps battling and eventually overwhelms Dynamis and soundly defeats him.
Dynamis states Negi has the blood of the final descendant of the line of Vespertatia, the magical force of his hero father, sheer talent all his own, and a technique descended from the works of his own great master. He goes further to claim a "mere puppet" such as himself could never overcome such odds, and claims it is their victory because Negi will kill him and fall into the darkness forever. Negi rushes to attack Dynamis but Shiori switches to from Asuna to herself and stands in the way and Negi attacks her instead. Negi goes berserk after he sees blood and the girls try to hold him down until Chisame reveals he didn't kill her. Shiori then goes to states he moves his hand at the last moment so she only got hit on the side. In shock over everything the demon mode Negi turns to stone with cracks all over his body. Konoka attempts to heal him, but she is unable to and notes that his body temperature is low, his pulse and breathing are weak and he isn't regaining consciousness and concludes he is in a half-dead state.
Negi is stuck in the void, the space in between life and death. There he meets his father who asks him if he's sure he
doesn't need to go, but Negi doesn't remember where he is supposed to go. Nagi comments he did well for a ten year old by saying, "This is good enough for a ten year old brat, you did damn well. There is nothing for you to be ashamed about." Despite saying this he asks Negi if it's okay to leave it like that. Negi replies by saying "I get the feeling that I can't just stay still. Not in a place like this." Tosaka appears and says, "If you're the leading role in the spotlight, there's a stage you just can't step down from." Jack Rakan appears and asks, "Didn't you have a rival's ass to kick for when you got stronger?" And finally Eva appears and asks, "You certainly have comrades who you yourself swore to protect even if you must risk your own life, did you not?" Nagi himself then asks if there was someone whom Negi risked his all to keep chasing, someone he kept looking for. These statements trigger a reaction within Negi and he begins to remember everything. Nagi comments that it just sounds like that Negi is following in his footsteps and is looking to surpass him. Eva comments after that there is a path that Nagi did not walk and that only he can walk. She tells him to "Set out on the gray path."
He then departs from the void and stops Sextum, The Averruncus of Water, breaks through her barrier and strips her bare, rendering her powerless in one blow and saving Chisame, Ako, Akira and Konoka in the process. Sextum attempts to regain her composure and attack Negi but is stopped by the Master of Gravekeeper's Palace. The Master of Gravekeeper's revealed to be a female, that Negi is a descendant, and that she will believe in Negi's plan. Negi begins to think that the Master of Gravekeeper's Palace is Asuna's mother but moves on. He then goes off to battle the Averruncus of Fire before moving on to Fate.
He quickly stops his attack from destroying "The Paru-Sama" and everyone on board. After he sees Chachamaru broken in two he becomes enraged and quickly destroys the fire demon that the Averruncus of Fire created. It is soon apparent that the Averruncus is no match for Negi, unable to hit him even once, having all of his hits blocked and evaded. An angered Negi states "Chachamaru is not a doll. And neither is anyone else in this world." Negi defeats him in one blow and destroys him, stating, "there is no need for you to keep being a disciple of god."
Negi rides "The Paru-Sama" up to the location of his final battle with Fate, where he is waiting. Fate says that he was waiting as Negi prepares for battle. Negi tells Haruna he cannot predict the aftermath of the battle so she must be on guard. He surprises everyone that is watching and releases his lighting form and meets Fate face to face.
Negi tells Fate that he wishes to decide everything by talking if possible, but Fate doesn't think he means it. Fate quickly delivers a powerful blow to Negi's face but Negi is unaffected. Negi then proceeds to deliver a powerful blow to Fate in return. They talk about their past encounters. In Kyoto, Fate said it would be impossible for him and yet Negi has finally come all the way here. In Ostia, Fate said that Negi was just a child that didn't know anything. However, Negi has now come knowing everything with an answer of his own. Fate states he won't accept his answer.
Negi then goes to say that he will make him accept it and understand it with his fist. The girls note that Negi must have overcome the side effects of Magia Erebrea and have most likely taken Magia Erebea itself and completely made it his own. Chisame notes that, that means Negi is just like his master now and is something that can't be called "Human". As the battle gets underway Negi and Fate attack each other with all their might. Negi displays a new level and degree of physical strength that is just as great as Fate's.
They test each other's power with one attack after another. Negi then gets caught within Fate's Senjin Kokuyouken, but blocks and deflects each blow until he breaks out of it.
Fate then unleashes a more powerful spell, Banshou Tsuranuku Kokkui No Enkan. This massive spell Jack Rakan endured and Fate begins to ask Negi how will he handle it. Before he can finish speaking Negi goes into his Raiten Taisou form and completely avoids the attack, striking Fate in an instant. Negi starts to overwhelm him with his Raisoku Shundo. Fate then counters Negi and reveals to him he saw his match with Jack Rakan so he knows the weakness of that form. Negi then transforms into his Raisen Taisou II form and battles Fate head on. Fate questions if he can shoulder the world with his softness. Negi, without hesitation, vows he can. As their battle rages on, Fate notes that his strikes now rival Jack Rakan's and that Negi has surpassed him in strength. Fate states that it is because his power of darkness that is the same as his master's. When Fate asks Negi if he is prepared for the cost, Negi states that he is. The Magical World and the Old World have started to connect and Mahora Academy becomes visible from the Gravekeeper's Palace and the Gravekeeper's Palace becomes visible from Mahora Academy. Everyone in Mahora is now watching as Negi and Fate battle. As the battle wages on Negi manages to overpower Fate and pushes him back into a corner. Fate claims their battle is nearing its end and surprises Negi by asking what his plan is. He then says he has changed his mind, but Negi says he wants to him to hear it anyway.
Negi tells Fate that he hated him and felt nothing but rage and anger towards him, using that for power because he wanted nothing more than to defeat him. But after talking to Shiori he learned of a different side to Fate. Negi asks him to be his friend because he likes and wishes to be friends with the Fate that Shiori told him all about during their talk. Fate calls him stupid and tricks him into a deadlock by asking for a hand shake. Negi likes the idea and they bottle release their physical power attempting to outdo the other. They then both use powerful elemental spells that rival each other. Negi uses Thousand Thunderbolts and Fate uses Tearing Earth. They attempt to push each other back and end the fight once and for all but, are an even match and at a standstill. Still trying to push the other back Negi somehow manages to see Fate's memories.
Their clash of power results in a massive explosion, and Negi somehow makes Fate see Nagi and Jack Rakan. He then apologizes and asks Fate to lend him his strength and in return he will lend him his, and to be his friend and comrade. Fate then gives up and states that it is Negi's victory. After Fate gives up, Negi tells him that his plan shall take ten years and he is needed for that plan. He asks if they can sit down for a cup of tea sometime, and Fate tells him that he told him he is a coffee person. As they shake hands and Negi helps Fate up they are shot by a blast from a far off distance, just like how the Mage of Beginning shot a blast through Primum to hit Nagi twenty years ago.
It soon is revealed that all fallen members of Cosmo Entelecheia that were defeated twenty and ten years ago have been revived, Negi tries to stand up to them but is overwhelmed and defeated with Fate only to be saved by his master Evangeline.
A bit after the backup from Mahora and the revival of Rakan, Evangeline casts what may be her most powerful spell. Just as Evangeline orders that Negi should be sent back to Mahora, the Mage of Beginning stops her, grabbing Negi by the neck. Negi is saved by Asuna, and together they proceed to attack the Mage of Beginning. It is then revealed that the Mage of Beginning is none other than Nagi. He tells Negi that he must kill him in order to end everything and then fades away. Afterwards Asuna, using the Grand Master Key to revive everyone who was erased, restores the Magical World, and a few days later everyone relaxes and enjoys a party celebrating their victory. With all of the magical world's citizens bearing witness, Kurt announces Negi as son of the Thousand Master, hero who saved the world twenty years ago, and the man who saved them all this time around as the new hero and saviour of the Magical World.
Return To Old World Arc
Afterwards, summer vacation ends with everyone returning to Earth and school begins again. However Negi has Fate become the substitute teacher of class 3-A. As he is putting his plan in action in order to save the magical world and is not at school enough to act as a teacher. When he returned to Mahora Academy, he invited Yue, Nodoka, Makie, Natsumi, and Fate for tea, but Fate draws Negi's attention by reporting him about a technical problem. After that, he reunites with Chamo, Asakura, and a daydreaming Chachamaru. Chachamaru soon immediately offers her help in his plan. He hesitated a bit and did not want his class involved in his plan when thinking about their school life and future careers but stopped due to Chamo's and Asakura's small interfering and Chachamaru's decision. Negi said that his plan will take a very long time and will be difficult but offered Chachamaru a chance to which she immediately accepts.
Later, he reunites with Chisame and give her a souvenir (which is Jack Rakan's idea), to which she easily gets mad and throws it back at him. She then ask Negi about what he said in the past event by being by his side, to which he is clueless and she immediately gave him a heavy punch. They later have a drink and as soon Negi reveals his plan, Ayaka takes over. It turns out that his plan is some sort of "space development". Later, Negi and Chisame are having a private discussion. He then remind Chisame about what she said earlier by "the point of no return", he said that he is satisfied and swear that he will succeed his father's intent because it is "a man's job". He soon being grateful to Chisame and getting closer to her. He suddenly sneeze (after a long time) and takes on his Raiten Taisou II form, to which Chisame is strip naked and she immediately gives him a major beating.
Negi and Kotaro (both disguised as Nagi and Kojiro) both later meet up with Fate who is also disguised in his older self (calling himself Feitas). Negi is approached by Misa about his relationship with Ako, and through hilarious circumstance, the six began a so-called "Triple Date" something only Sakurako and Misa called, and arrive at a nearby Karaoke bar. Both Negi and Kotaro are taunted by Fate's performance for singing at try to overthrow him, but fails. After Kotaro and Kugimiya leaves for the restroom, Misa is seen having a conversation with Negi while the girl berates over how innocent Negi is. Negi is then confessed to by Misa just as Kugimiya and Sakurako both confess to Kotaro and Fate respectively with Ako at the sidelines. At that moment, the three boys transforms back into their original and younger forms. After the transformation, Fate scolds the girls, which shocks everyone and Negi demands why Fate forced remedial classes for the three cheerleaders, which Fate says that he was having fun, confusing the boy.
Negi later seen with Fate and Kotaro, all in their "adult" forms again, meeting up with Ayaka and Asuna at an expensive restaurant. Negi is then scolded with Kotaro by Asuna on the "triple date" that Fate has mentioned. When Ayaka revealed that she has made a Pactio with Negi three weeks prior that day (using a very heated French kiss, and an almost reversed Pactio with Negi as a Ministra), the boys talk to each other about why Negi made the Pactio and how it would affect Negi's plan to save Mundus Magica.
Later, Chizuru revealed to Kotaro that she has also formed a Pactio with Negi, to the young boy's surprise and conclusion that Negi is indeed the "Enemy to all womankind".
The next day, Asuna and Negi both met with Evangeline and Setsuna, (who the former thought were "playing"). Evangeline then proceeded to ask (or demand) that Negi and Asuna come with her for their Final Lesson while Setsuna wondered on what "sacrifice" the two made. The four made their way to Evangeline's Resort where both Negi and Evangeline made preparations for battle. Before Negi got ready, however, Evangeline proceeded to strike first, much to the boy's annoyance and surprise. Negi, shouting how he didn't make preparations yet, proceeded to use Magia Erebea. Soon after, the two battled on par, before Evangeline decided to use Magia Erebea to show her thanks for entertaining her. Seeing the original and first user of Magia Erebea, Negi deducted that he had to prevent his Master from using the technique, using two Lightning spells to gang up on her and prevent her from using Magia Erebea. It proved to be futile when Evangeline came out of the explosion in her Magia Erebea form, known as Queen of Ice. Seeing this, Negi proceeded to use Raiten Taisou 2 to keep up to the Vampire's power.
The two then battled once more, showing equal strength. It was then that Setsuna realized the price her teacher made, when Evangeline sliced Negi's into (almost) half, before it quickly regenerated and healed, showing no scars whatsoever. The remaining Ala Rubra deducted that the "price" was that he [Negi] is now the same as Evangeline, a somewhat "Vampire" in a sense, having an immortal body. Although it is still unknown if this is true until a few years later. It was revealed that during his battle with Dynamis, Negi momentarily "died" after a blow through his body, and through that, Negi was "reborn" through Magia Erebea, to which Evangeline developed using an undying body such as her own as an experiment.
While the Ala Rubra argued whether or not it was a "Price" or a "Gift", Negi and Evangeline battled on. The two were at par and in a stalemate, but soon became a battle between experience, before Negi started to wane down in power. Negi was then impaled by one of Evangeline's Ice spell and before the Vampire could finish off the battle, Asuna intervened, stating that now the two will try something different, to which Evangleine accepted as a challenge. Negi, together with Asuna, was able to fight evenly with Evangeline. Evangeline then used Cosmic Cathasthrope, but Negi countered with Negica Magia Erebea: Circuli Absorptionis Extempore which surprised Eva. Before the two can land the final blow, Negi sneezes because of the ice, which stripped both Asuna and Evangeline, angering the former.
Following a Time Skip of 130 years, due to Asuna's slumber required in the Negi's plan to save the Magic World, it is shown that Negi's plan to terraform Mars succeeded and Mundus Magicus has been saved. After Asuna meets with a descendant of Ayaka she learned that Negi died on June 12, 2065. With the exception of Evangeline and Chao the rest of the cast is already dead with Ayaka lasting the longest in their wait for Asuna's return dying at the age of 115 in 2104.
Following Asuna's awakening, through a promise that his time skip version made with Evangeline, a third timeline is created when Asuna is sent back to the time before she left. In that time line, Negi continues his goals with the difference that Asuna is now with him. One of the main concerns of Ken Akamatsu ending Negima! so abrubtly was that the readers never found out who it is Negi has feelings for. Haruna reveals that the reason she was so intent on forcing Negi to reveal his crush was because she's afraid that Negi is 'shaking off the feelings of the majority of the girls and flying off to the distant lands of masculine romance!'
Negi does find his father and reunites with him. It's not certain who he really ends up with the changed timeline as well as it's not explicitly stated in the end. He was seen in the character epilogues with Fate alongside Asuna and Ayaka.
Appearances in other media
In Ken Akamatsu's latest manga, which is based in the same universe as Negima!, Negi Springfield is the grandfather of the series protagonist Touta Konoe. However, it's later revealed Touta is not really his grandson, but an artificially created clone.
At first believed to be dead, but it's eventually revealed that Negi is still alive and has been sealed away. Fate Averruncus claims he needs Touta's help to rescue Negi. Later on, Mana Tatsumiya informs Touta that somebody has signed up for the new Mahora Martial Arts Tournament using Negi's name using the old fashioned sign up system, the mail. Evangeline touches Negi's signature after confirming it is his handwriting and they are transported to a desert wasteland and confronted by Negi and Nagi themselves. But as they begin to talk to Evangeline and Fate, the communication is intercepted by the Mage of the Beginning.
Much later, Negi is shown succumbing to the influence of the Mage of the Beginning and he goes to Earth, along with Yue Ayase, Nodoka Miyazaki, Jack Rackan and Albireo Imma to confront UQ Holder and take Touta. When he confronts UQ Holder, he introduces himself as the Mage of the Beginning but still exhibits some of Negi's old traits (such as a powerful magical sneeze when he's nervous).
It is revealed that Negi and Chisame finally got together after they defeated the Mage of the Beginning for good in the alternate timeline (The timeline where Asuna returned from the future.
Mahou Sensei Negima! Revival Special
Negi was captured and become a price of Miss Mahora championship, he has completely no idea why is he captured in the first place. When Asuna comes to save Negi, he is sneezed and caused every girls is naked. After Negi is saved by Asuna, he is sleeping at her legs, which Nodoka and Setsuna claimed Asuna won the Miss Mahora championship.
Negi has performed many Pactios through out the series. So far in the Mahou Sensei Negima! Series he has performed Probationary Contracts with the following girls:
- Asuna Kagurazaka (Ch. 25)
- Nodoka Miyazaki (Ch. 37)
- Setsuna Sakurazaki (Ch.47)
- Konoka Konoe (Ch. 52)
- Yue Ayase (Ch. 128)
- Haruna Saotome (Ch. 128-129)
- Chisame Hasegawa (Ch. 149)
- Kazumi Asakura (Ch. 200-201)
- Kaede Nagase (Ch. 234)
- Theodora of the Helas Empire (Ch. 239) (as the Minister Magi; cancelled)
- Ku Fei (Ch. 261)
- Chachamaru Karakuri (Ch. 263)
- Shiori/Luna (Ch. 283)
- Ako Izumi (Ch. 289)
- Yuna Akashi (Ch. 289)
- Makie Sasaki (Ch. 289)
- Ayaka Yukihiro (Ch. 340)
- Chizuru Naba (Ch. 340)
- Akira Okochi (Ch. 349)
In both TV anime versions and Anime Final movie of Negima, Negi has contracts with all and only the 31 girls in his class. Meanwhile, in the live-action series and the Negima!? Neo manga, Negi has pactios with just Asuna, Nodoka, and Konoka.
- Interestingly enough since Negi's mother was once queen of Ostia, also known as the "Queen of Calamity", this would mean that Negi is royalty in the magic world. Which makes the rumors of the 3-A girls, that Negi is actually a prince, true.
- Negi's name is actually a pun: Negi in Japanese means scallion, also known as green onions, spring onions or, vitally, Welsh Onions, and are in the same family as the leek, which is a national symbol of Wales. He likes spring onion kabobs with grilled chicken, because his name is in it. His nickname, "Negi Bōzu", is another pun since while "Bōzu" can be translated as "brat", "Negi Bōzu" literally means "Onion Head". Evangeline, being a vampire, hates green onions.
- According to the character design discussions in volume one, he is stylistically inspired by the titular hero of Harry Potter, in that he is a young British Mage with bad eyesight who was raised without his parents. From thereon, his idealistic, upbeat and positive personality diverges from his troubled inspiration. Volume one also states his original name as Negi T. Silverberg.
- His birthday is on May 2, 1993 (Chapter 352). This would explain his age while he was in Mahora as approximately 9 and 3/4 (a reference to Harry Potter's 9 3/4 platform).
- UQ Holder! Chapter 140
- V4, Chapter 28
- [. Magister Magi Negi in c353 p9].