Pactio

Pactio is a system of magic within the fictional work "". The word is based on the Latin word "pactiō", the action of making a "pactum" or "agreement". Pactio can also be referred as a "provisional contract." Characters in pactio involve a magic user who can select any companion in the series. Companions involved in a pactio attain abilities related to their personalities. In the remake series, "Negima!?", the system is called "neo-pactio."

"Pactio" Basics

The "pactio" system, which is commonly used among Western Mages, has two components comprising it: The "Magister Magi" and the "Minister Magi" (or "Magistra Magi" and "Ministra Magi" if female). "Magister" is the original Latin form of "master", and "minister" is Latin for "servant"; "magi" is the plural form of "magus" "magician", since you need both a Magister and a Minister to form a "pactio" of Magi. The traditional purpose to this system is to give the Magister a kind of support during battle. Normally, the Ministra's duty is to protect the Magister with physical abilities and his/her artifact, while the Magister is given time and space to cast offensive and defensive spells. One might compare the Ministra like infantry, while the Magister is like the long-range artillery. The Magister fighting alongside the Ministra with combat spells and physical attacks is another version of this system. In this case, the Magister is also referred to as a Combat Mage or "'Magic Swordsman"'. Negi had decided to be a Combat Mage. Interestingly, although "Ministra" refers to females and "Minister" to males, Albireo's card has "Charta Ministralis" (Ministra's Card) written on it.

The "pactio" enables the magician casting the spell, the Magister, to transfer some of his/her magic power to the other person involved in the "pactio", the Ministra, improving the Ministra's natural capabilities, by an average of ten times their normal capacity, according to Chamo. Another advantage included in having a "pactio" is the ability for the Ministra to summon a "magic artifact". Each magic artifact reflects the Ministra summoning it, and as such, the vast majority of magic artifacts will be quite different. In the case of Nodoka, she received a magic picture diary, which reflects her title as a librarian. With Haruna, she received a magic quill and sketchbook, which ties in with her personality as an artist. As Chamo stated, there is no real way of determining just what kind of artifact is given to each new Ministra, but one can assume that the artifact will reflect an aspect of the Ministra's personality.

When a "pactio" is established, a card is created as proof of the contract. Copies can be made (the Magister keeps hold over the originals), and these cards allow for telepathic communication between the Magister and Ministra. It also allows the Magister to summon the Ministra at any time. This ability has so far been shown four times in the Manga series, when Negi called Asuna and Setsuna in Kyoto, when he summoned Asuna later in chapter 60 (much to her horror since she was taking a bath at the time), when he summoned Setsuna, and when Fate Averruncus summoned his Ministra in chapter 215. Apparently, there is a limit as to how far away a magister can summon his/her ministra. According to Chachamaru in chapter 189, the maximum distance is around 10 km.

If the Ministra should be left to his/her own wits, he/she can use the copy of the "pactio" card to borrow magical energy from the Magister, or to summon his/her artifacts. To summon forth the artifact, the Ministra invokes the phrase "Adeat", meaning to "bring forth" in Latin. This causes the copy card to transform into the artifact. To return the artifact to its card form, the phrase "Abeat" is used. The Magister can also make the artifact to appear by using the Master Copy.

A Ministra may also "upload" different types of outfit onto their Pactio cards and wear them when activating the power of the cards. So far, this ability has been used by Chisame (who changed her outfit from the one that appears on her Pactio card to the Bibilon costume she wore during the first day of the Mahora Festival) and Konoka (who has "uploaded" her nurse outfit from the third day of the Mahora Festival). Konoka also made Setsuna upload a maid costume for her Pactio card that resemble those wear by Chachamaru in Evangelin's resort. Whether this ability has any benefit for the Ministra is yet to be shown.

Due to the importance the Western Mages places on having the Ministra Magi, it should come as no surprise that there is a spell designed specifically for forming partnerships. Kissing usually forms the "pactio", also known as "contract". The Del Rey version omitted the fact that the "pactio" can be done in more ways than just kissing. The "blood swap" scenario made by Del Rey is actually a fallacy in translation, but it can be considered as a possible way to make a "pactio".

If the Magister in a "pactio" dies, then the "pactio" can be considered as cancelled or invalid. The Ministra would no longer have mystically-boosted abilities nor an artifact, because logically the source of his/her powers is gone. It was stated in the English-version Manga that Mana is no longer magically empowered nor is able to summon her artifact, because her previous Magister is deceased. However, this also implies that Mana is free to form a new "pactio" with another Mage if she so chooses. Furthermore, it is also revealed that Albireo has several dead "pactios" and one active one with Negi's father.

It should be noted that there are also at least three "levels" of contracts: "Mistake", "Temporary", and "Permanent".

Mistake "Pactio"

The weakest level, the Mistake "Pactio" cards, tend to be badly drawn and are extremely specific, providing little real information. The titles given are blunt and not very flattering. They are also known as Botched Cards. Mistake "Pactio" cards in turn allow for little to no magical effects - there is the possibility of empowering the Ministra with magic much like a normal "pactio" card, but requiring a great deal of magic power for the Magister. For Asuna, Negi had to utilize a large amount of his own personal energy to power her up. In Konoka's case, the Mistake "Pactio" card awakened the magical potential within her. Mistake "Pactio" cards, as implied by the name, are formed via mistakes in the "pactio" ceremony's completion, such as an improper kiss, blood swap, or other mishaps.

In the manga, Negi has made Mistake "Pactio"s with Asuna, Konoka, Ayaka, Ku Fei, Makie, and Fuka and Fumika Narutaki. Asuna and Konoka's came from not giving Negi a kiss on the lips, while the others were made when the girls in question kissed magic copies of Negi during the "Kiss Negi" game on the Kyoto trip. Fuka and Fumika both kissed a copy at the same time, and got a single card featuring both of them. A Mistake "Pactio" card was also made for Nodoka during the game that took place during the Kyoto trip. However, the origin of Nodoka's Mistake "Pactio" card was made when Asuna interrupted the Pactio ceremony between Negi and Nodoka when Chamo tried to get them to make one.

Temporary "Pactio"

Temporary "Pactio", as the name indicates, are equivalent to Permanent "Pactio" in many ways, but only last until a permanent contract is formed. They are also known as Probationary Contracts. From what has been indicated, a Magister can have an infinite amount of Temporary Contracts, but the number of Permanent Contracts depends on the power of the mage in question (most mages can only form one permanent contract). Furthermore, it has been said that the mage has to be a certain age to form a Permanent "Pactio" (Chamo explained to Negi that since he's still a kid, he can't make one). Presumably, it is also impossible to form a Temporary Contract once a Permanent Contract has been formed. Temporary "Pactio" cards are written almost entirely in Latin - including the name of the Ministra. Information provided on the Temporary "Pactio" cards includes the name of the Ministra, the Ministra's specialization, astrology sign (by planet), virtue, direction, and color. In the girls' case, the card also provides their seat number in class. Another point to note is the possibility that a Ministra could make a "pactio" with more than one Magister, or make a "Pactio" with their own Ministra. Konoka had later decided to study magic after the Kyoto field trip, and expressed the desire to have Setsuna as her partner, although they both already made a "pactio" with Negi (they nearly do a "pactio" together, but are interrupted by Asuna).

Whenever Chamo draws up a circle and a proper Temporary "Pactio" is made, a fee of 50,000 Ermine Dollars is charged. Chamo also explains that is why Mistake "Pactios" must be avoided. Mistake and Temporary "Pactio" have considerable leeway as to how they are formed. In these cases, they can be made without the consent, and sometimes knowledge, of those involved. Due to this fact, Negi is very cautious about making contracts, considering that some girls in his class have expressed a desire to get a card, without knowing about the truth behind it. He frequently states that he does not want others to get involved with the danger in dealing with magic, demons and such.

In Negi's case, he has eight contracts at present, none of which he had planned on making. Two of his Temporary "Pactio", Asuna and Setsuna, were done because of necessity; one (Konoka) was made to save his life; one (Nodoka) was done due to Chamo's schemes. Two more were done when Haruna and Konoka pushed him together with Yue; with Haruna taking advantage of the situation immediately afterwards. Another was done with Chisame, who was forced to realize what she had to do to assist in the battle against Chao, making her attempt to kiss him while he was still unconscious, but he woke up. The latest, with Kazumi, was done not with Chamo but with a special Pactio broker in mage world, due to the investigator's potential to assist in searching for allies within the realm they are trapped in. It is possible that more will be made during the course of the series.

An interesting note about Yue's Pactio Card is that it became blank when she lost her memory in the Magical World. Once she regained her memories, her Pactio Card was restored along with the magical boost the contract provides.

In the manga, Negi has Temporary "Pactio" with Asuna, Nodoka, Setsuna, Konoka, Yue, Haruna, Chisame and Kazumi. In both anime series, he makes Temporary "Pactio" with the entire class. In the live action series and the Negima!? neo manga, Negi has Temporary "Pactio" with Asuna, Nodoka, and Konoka.

Permanent Pactio

Permanent Pactio are currently shrouded in mystery -- a possible permanent contract card may have appeared though nothing was truly revealed about it. It can be said there is a great possibility the Magister who initiated said contract died. As for any specifics on the card design, effects, and the completion of a contract, it is still completely unknown. It has been stated however, that if the Magister is deceased then the contract becomes invalid and furthermore, the card itself is wiped clean of most of its details and titles. According to Negi in Volume 2, a Permanent Pactio often leads to a non-platonic relationship between the partners, although this may not always be the case. Negi did admit that many partners wind up marrying each other, and through a series of misunderstandings and wild gossip, several of the girls believe that Negi's quest to find a partner means finding a lover.

Process and Other Facts

The process for both Mistake and Temporary Pactios is as follows:

*A mediator for the contract draws up a magic circle. Negi usually uses Chamo for this, but a Pactio Broker can also initiate the process, as it was done for Asakura's contract.
*Both participants of the contract must be within the circle. Normally, the circle is only meant for two people at a time, but Chamo once drew a circle large enough to surround an inn during the Kyoto field trip.
*A ritual or vow is made to seal the contract, normally a kiss on the lips between the two involved, or blood exchanging, for those who are uncomfortable with such things. It is at this point that a mistake causes a Botched Card to be formed.
*A Pactio Card is magically drawn up to signify the completion of the process. The Mage keeps this Master Copy, but a Copy Card can be created for the partner to use.

*Several other characters have Pactio cards not connected by Negi, both in and outside the class. Mana holds one dead card, signifying a contract with a previous mage no longer living. Similarly, Albireo holds several cards, one Pactio with a currently living mage (Nagi) and several (shown to number at least ten) dead ones. Misora has one card as well, but hers is still active with her magistra Cocone.

*A person is able to be ministra magi for several different mages, but whether or not this applies to a permanent contract is not yet known.

*Though usually a Magister has only one Permanent Minister Pactio, Chamo said that there can be more, depending on the power of the Magister. Fate Averruncus is shown to have five Permanent Ministra Magi.

Negima! - Manga Pactio vs. Alternate Media

In the controversial ending of the original "Negima!" anime, Negi must make Pactio with all thirty-one girls to stop an immense threat. At the time of the airing of this episode, only four girls had Pactio with Negi in the manga (Asuna, Nodoka, Setsuna, Konoka), while one had a Pactio minus Negi (Mana) and eleven other girls had official cards introduced by Akamatsu without a Pactio. (Sakurako, Chisame, Makie, Satomi, Ayaka, Evangeline, Fuka/Fumika, Kazumi, Ako, Yue) The anime chose to interpret the powers of the unmade Pactio of the existing cards their own way, while creating fifteen other cards to give powers and abilities for the remaining girls. At the time, it was unknown whether the anime producers had created the abilities originally intended for the non-Pactio girls by Akamatsu.

However, since the end of the first anime, further revelations show that these Pactio are not as intended. Three of the girls previously given official Pactio cards have since made Pactio in the manga (Yue, Chisame and Kazumi) and have been given different abilities than the ones interpreted in the anime version of their Pactio abilities. Another of the students (Misora) has also revealed a temporary Pactio through another mage that is completely different from her anime power: while the anime Pactio emphasizes her connection with a sect of nuns, the manga one gives her an ability connected to her running skills. Furthermore, Haruna Saotome, who did not have an official Akamatsu card and only received a card and power in the anime ending, has also made a Pactio in the manga, giving her a different set of abilities and even a different costume than what was depicted prior. These confirm that the anime and the manga Pactio, as they are revealed, will not be the exact same either in ability or appearance.

Note: the official Pactio cards released were promotional cards tied to various Negima media merchandise both early in the manga run as well as during the first anime series. In particular, a run of twelve CDs featuring the girls in one of various groups as known in the manga had one card each. While four girls had the CD and the card to themselves (Asuna, Konoka, Chisame, Ayaka), one (or in one case, two) members of the eight group CDs got the card. For example, a CD for the Library Club (Nodoka, Yue, Haruna) used Nodoka for their Pactio representative (though she had a Pactio already in the manga at the time), while the Culture Club group (Kazumi, Chizuru, Natsumi, Zazie) had an official Kazumi Pactio, even though she does not receive the Pactio itself until much later.

Later, in the Spring OAV, produced by Shaft, sees Asuna using her manga Pactio card. Ironically, Shaft, which also produced "Negima!?", would later develop the Neo-Pactio card system, discussed in the next section.

In the live action adaptation, Asuna forms a "Probationary" contract with Negi, with Chamo still officiating despite being only a patch. The card formed resembles the Pactio card seen the manga, but with the live action actress replacing the manga character.

Neo-Pactio Cards

The anime series Negima!?, an alternate interpretation of the Negima manga, has a similar but slightly different style of Pactio. Known as Neo-Pactio, it follows the similar rules applied in the Akamatsu manga, with some differences.

Contracts

A contract is created between a mage and a potential Pactio, usually through a kiss. Chamo is once again the mediator, but this time, he doesn't have to draw up a magic circle with a piece of chalk. Instead, he simply summons it up. As in the manga, Chamo is eager for Negi to make as many Pactios as possible as each nets him 50,000 Ermine Dollars. Upon creation, 3 card types are created for Pactio Invokation:
*Suka: Similar to the botched card, this card ends up turning the Ministra into a super deformed character in an animal costume, where they can do little or nothing to assist the mage. In many cases, the animal they become expresses a certain attribute or connection regarding that student. This form also mentally regresses the Ministra into a child for the duration of the transformation.
*Cosplay: The Ministra gains a special costume and a special artifact or ability for assistance. While not the most powerful of cards, there are skill advantages in this transformation.
*Armor (sometimes called Rare): Equated to the Temporary Pactio of the manga, the Ministra gains a special costume and weapon or ability that enhances and allows them to fight in battle.

Within the first thirteen episodes, nine girls made contracts with Negi, six of who already had Pactio in the manga (Asuna, Nodoka, Setsuna, Konoka, Yue, Haruna) and three without them (Fuuka, Fumika, Kaede). However in episode fourteen, the situation presented itself where twenty of the other classmates had to make a contract in order to free Negi from a precarious situation. At the time, Evangeline reasoned that she and Chachamaru did not Pactio due to their inhuman natures (one being a vampire, the other an android). However, both did eventually Pactio towards the end of the series: Evangeline to be saved from a possession, and Chachamaru merely to complete Negi's collection.

Design

Each of the three pactio cards for each student has a different design to reflect its power. Like the original Temporary Pactio cards in the manga and the first anime, each card bears the name of the Ministra and various information about the Ministra.
*For hilarity, Suka cards are entirely written in hiragana ("Suka Card" is written like this: すかかーど), and this applies even to non-Japanese names such as Evangeline's. Each card bears a rune letter and some gibberish below it (usually what the animal as which each student dresses says outside some "specific" lines for certain characters such as Nodoka, Evangeline and Ayaka). Each Suka Card also has a plaid pattern on the background. Unlike the two other kinds of cards in which each has one general background color, the colors of the plaid pattern in each Suka card vary from student to student. There are four sets of numbers (all written in Hindu-Arabic) on each Suka card: (a) Two sets of numbers on opposite corners of the smaller black frame which indicate the student's class number, (b) a number signifying the card level found at the lower right-hand corner of the card, and (c) a four-digit number which indicates the student's birthdate. (Evangeline's four-digit number is 9999, since her definite birthdate is unknown.) To add to the uselessness of the card, it lists the Ministra's likes and dislikes, rather the planet and color connected to her as indicated in the Armor and Cosplay cards, and while her equivalent direction is shown, it is indicated by a badly-drawn arrow instead of a compass rose used in the other two cards.
*In essence, Cosplay cards are almost the same as the Temporary Pactio cards in the manga. They are almost entirely written in Latin ("Charta Figura" is the Latin name of the Cosplay card, although the words "Charta Ministralis", the name seen in the manga pactio cards, can barely be seen) but also includes the name of the Ministra in kanji and kana. It only differs from the Temporary Pactio cards in having a gray (rather than beige) stylized background and the magic circle seems to be a place podium for the Ministra. Below the student's name is a Latin expression, one that emphasizes the character. Also, a rune letter is seen at the top right-hand corner of the card with the name of a figure from Norse mythology related to the student below the rune. The seat number of the student is written in Roman numerals and found at opposite corners of the small black frame in the card. The card level number is written in Hindu-Arabic and is found at the lower right-hand corner of the card.
*Armor cards are entirely written in English with the name of the student in Western order. They also have an outer space background, thus giving them a modern look. Each card bears the name of the card itself ("Equip") and the regular occupation of the Ministra ("Rank"). The only number written in each card is the card level, found in "Symparate" circle, which is the lower right circle in the card. There are three other circles in the card, labelled "Guardian", "Direction", and "Astral", bearing the Ministra's various information. Like the plaid patterns on the Suka cards, the color of the lines and the magic circle in each Armor card varies from student to student, but this at the very least is not immediately noticeable. Each Armor card also has two strange features: the given name of the student and her Japanese voice actress's name written in Wabun Code (Japanese Morse code) at the bottom edge of the card and a bar code at the left edge of the card, bearing the student's date of birth and her student number.

Pactio usage

The mage invokes the Pactio when needed from his Ministra. During invokation, the mage draws one of the 3 Pactio cards from the Ministra. The card is randomly drawn, but usually he has two out of three chances of drawing something that assists him in battle.

The process for activating the pactio is as follows:
#Negi must invoke the pactio with an incantation.
#The partner or partners in question must be within close proximity with him. In the case of one partner, she begins to levitate before him while a globe appears, normally around the abdominal area, (in Chao's case, the globe encircles her in the form of a nikuman).
#Negi reaches within the globe, and pulls out the contract card. This is purely a random selection, in which a Suka, Cosplay or Armor card is selected.
#Once selected, the partner undergoes an intricate transformation sequence and take on the appearance and powers of the image shown on the card. Usually in the anime, the image shown on a pactio card appears after the partner had transformed.
#It is within the realm of possibility that a mistake in the process can cause Negi to select the Suka card, such as in the case of Ku Fei, when she accidentally kicked his hand.

When summoning multiple pactios, the mage can simultaneously invoke a summon in one incantation. Likewise, cards are also drawn simultaneously, with one orb representing all invoked. However, the probability for drawing the one of three cards for each pactio summon is independent of each other. Thus, a combination of card types is possible. This is shown in the tenth episode where out of seven characters, Negi draws three Cosplay cards and four Suka cards.

By the time Negi has pactios with his entire class, he uses the class register in order to determine which student has the best abilities for certain tasks. In addition, he can use telepathy to transmit a message. In the case of Sayo, she was chosen to 'possess' a column in order to retrieve an object which was embedded inside it.

While the Neo-Pactio drawn is always luck of the draw, it only lasts as long as the Ministra has energy (usually seen as food in their stomach) to power their ability. As a result, the duration of each card, (Armor, Cosplay and Suka), varies from person to person. Predicatably, the Magistra is usually very hungry afterwards. Likewise, a meal is shown to be sufficient enough to restore that energy. Furthermore, in some cases, extreme emotional duress can cause the Ministra to use up her energy quickly. In the case of Nodoka, she immediately reverted back to her normal form when she became nervous at not being able to find the answer, despite using her Armor Card.

Card Levels

While the Suka, Cosplay and Armor cards each have different abilities for each girl, they assigned a different "power level" as depicted on each card. Power levels for all three cards can be found around the bottom right hand side of each card. It is raised in the case of armor cards. The power levels for each form vary so that one girl may be more powerful or useful in one form over another.

For example, a potential card for Makie's Cosplay form levels as a "50" in power, compared to a "30" for Asuna. On the other hand, Asuna's Armor form has a level of "90" compared to Makie, who has a "70". While these power levels show some sense in hierarchy in this anime and the manga, there are some anomalies that could show possible potential: the "Suka" form for Chizuru ranks at a maximum of "5", comparable to major fighters in the series such as Mana and Ku Fei. While this may or may not mean anything in regards to the buxom, good-natured female, it could be a hint for other things.

Statistics revealed in the final episode further emphasize that the statistics of a Neo-Pactio transformation changes from card to card, with some Cosplay cards being even more powerful than Armor cards. Chisame's Cosplay form in particular is seen as completely maxed in statistics, yet she may have lower statistics and potential in other forms due to her Suka card possessing a "4" in rank. Similarly, the abilities and personal abilities already possessed by the student may come into play in the power and use of a Neo-Pactio ability. In one case, Mana's Cosplay form instantly crushed the Armor forms of all three cheerleaders at the same time, which may stem less from the power of the form and more on Mana's own experiences and skills. Since her Cosplay weaponry are two handguns, weapons which Mana has experience in using, she is easily able to use them to stop the projectiles of Misa, Madoka and Sakurako, whose Armor weaponry are much weaker projectiles.

Other Neo-Pactio information

*Besides making Negi and the student into partners, the power of the Pactio protects them from the influence of the Star Crystal. Thus, they are immune to mind-control. However, they are still vulnerable to altered-realities.
*Similarly, the power of the cards allow all of the girls to loan Negi their power; this is best demonstrated in the final battle against the main posesee of the Star Crystal. (As an added note, all of the girls in this world were represented by their Armor Card except for Zazie, who was represented by her Suka card.)"Negima!?" anime; episode 24.]
*In episodes beyond the fourteenth, very few students had Pactio abilities activated, with four girls outside the original quartet gaining an individual activation (Sayo, Ayaka, Ku, and Chao). However, there were two cases of mass Pactio activation occurring:
**An incident in episode 19 turns the 29 Contracted females into their childish Suka forms, which they remain for the remainder of the episode.
**In the final episode, Negi gives the class a day in one of their Pactio forms to help him find his father Nagi, who is roaming aimlessly around Mahora. Three girls (Asuna, Konoka, Nodoka) are turned into Suka forms, five (Misa, Madoka, Sakurako, Chizuru, Natsumi) into Armor forms, and the rest into their Cosplay forms.
*By the end of the series, only six girls have had all three of their Neo-Pactio forms activated: Asuna, Konoka, Nodoka, Setsuna, Ayaka and Chao. On the other hand, Chachamaru and Evangeline only have their Cosplay cards activated since they gain Pactio late in the series (their Suka forms, as well as Chachamaru's Armor form, were seen, but not in continuity).
*Although they did not receive Pactio in this series or in further manga actions, the "Negima!?" anime has suggested Suka forms for three of the remaining main characters:"Negima!?" anime; episode 19.]
**Negi: Mouse
**Nekane: Sheep
**Anya: Calico Cat

3-A Pactio

Sayo Aisaka

*Manga: None.
*"Negima!:" Sayo is wearing a yellow kimono. Her weapon is a slow-moving blue "hitodama" (fireball"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.] ).
*"Negima!?:" (An interesting point about the Provisional Contract in Episode 14, was that Sayo became visible to her classmates without the use of cameras and such. Most likely it was due to the added power of the pactio).
**"Suka:" Clione
**Cosplay: Very similar to her old pactio form in the first series but this time she is dressed in a "deep purple" kimono. Sayo becomes a "solid" being and has the ability to "possess" solid objects. Then, the possessed object becomes "fluid", which allows another person to "reach through" the possessed object (although Sayo is very ticklish when this happens). Her artifacts are eleven magic plates that she can throw as projectiles. This get-up references the ghost story of Okiku and her ten heirloom plates. The duration in which her powers last is in question since she is a ghost and does not need to eat (unless she wants to)."Negima!?" anime; episode 15.]
**Armor: Geisho-Ui: A barefoot angel with a halo and wings. She also wears her winter school uniform, torn at the sleeves. Two haloed winged hearts appear to accompany her.

Yuna Akashi

*Manga: None
*"Negima!:" She wears her basketball team uniform. Her pactio items are basketballs and a pair of shoes allowing her to jump very high."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*"Negima!?:"
**Suka: Otter.
**Cosplay: She becomes a basketball player wearing a belt surrounded by "balls" and staff with a broom at the bottom and a red-white-and-blue ball on top."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Super Ball: Also dressed as a basketball player, but with rocket boosters around her shoulders and a mechanical ball in her hands.

Kazumi Asakura

*Manga: Oculus Corvinus: Kazumi's artifact creates up to six small golem cameras that she is able to manipulate and send to any part of the world, allowing her to search for information or others, including missing allies. They have no combat ability and is used specifically for intelligence gathering. Originally named Reportatrix Denudans during its days as a purely promotional item before its use in the manga.
*Negima!: Her artifact is a scope camera that allows her to record, capture, and focus in on anything, as well as display information about whatever it is focussing on (such as the ideal moment to fire a gun through Negi's wind barrier)."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Domestic Canary
**Cosplay: Dressed like a field reporter with a long-scope camera and a pair of jeans with one pant leg completely torn. The camera is her main artifact, but its effect was not shown."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Matahari Tools: Dressed as a TV reporter in a short black dress with a long white overcoat and a suitcase on her hands. She is holding a handheld phone on her other hand. Although this card was seen at the top of a Pactio deck after the mass Pactio, it was never used in the series and its effects are unknown."Negima!?" anime; episode 14.] The name of the Pactio card references the famous dancer-turned spy Mata Hari, in light of Kazumi's own skills in gathering information.

Yue Ayase

*Manga: Orbis Sensualium Pictus: Her artifact is a set consisting of a cloak, book, witch's hat, and a broom. Their abilities are gradually being revealed, with the book appearing to be a beginner's manual for casting spells. Chamo mentions that she has the same Beginner Mage Set that Negi also had. This implies that her equipment is essentially the same as those given to mages in training. At first, her artifact does not offer any immediate firepower, but its potential is starting to prove useful. In fact, what was first thought of as only a beginner's manual actually has a wide array of general information on various magical topics, like an encyclopedia. It is able to display this information in the form of illusionary pages, like holograms. Even more amazing, is that the book is also linked with Mahou.net and updates continuously. It will answer any question Yue asks that pertain to magic. Simply put, Yue now has the equivalent of a magical library branch in one book. She was able to discern Asuna's magic cancellation ability to be among the most powerful, simply by looking it up. Furthermore, she was able to learn the spell needed to amplify Asuna's power. Yue also keeps a practice wand and is already able to cast a few simple spells with it. As for the broom, its purpose has not been shown as of yet, though readers have speculated that it is used like Negi uses his staff, (ie: spell-casting and transport).
*Negima!: Very similar to the manga series, she uses a broom to cast thunder spells on the enemies."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.] (comparatively, the broom in the manga only casts spells Yue has learned)
*Negima!?
**Suka: Owl
**Cosplay: Maid with a broom and a holster which is her artifact with several of her "strange drinks" by her side, each of which has a special magic ability. She experimented with these concoctions on Nodoka in her Suka form. "Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Enigma Cyclopedia: Slightly similar to her manga Pactio, she wears a witch's costume with a wand and a living hat with a face (similar to the Sorting Hat in the "Harry Potter" series).

Ako Izumi

*Manga: None
*Negima!:Infirmaria Cum Traumate: Her pactio weapon is a huge syringe complete with a catgirl nurse outfit. In the manga, this was a costume that the cheerleaders suggested her to wear in their fantasy cafe during the Mahora Festival arc ."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Chicken Chick
**Cosplay: An overcautious nursing assistant wearing a jacket and a scarf over a soccer uniform and with a first-aid kit with a spout as her main artifact. Inside the kit is a giant band-aid that heals any wound instantly. She has a star painted on her right cheek and a clover on her right thigh. The pattern on her shorts also resembles the design of the standard Teamgeist ball."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Knowledge Syringe: Similar to the manga Pactio card, she is dressed in a blue nursing outfit with wings while riding on a giant syringe which appears to be her main weapon. This time she no longer has her cat-like appearance.

Akira Okochi

*Manga: None
*Negima!: She is dressed in her blue swimsuit. In her pactio form she gains the ability to control water much like water-bending. Her pactio attack is "water thrust"."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Frog (similar in design to Motsu)
**Cosplay: She is dressed in a swimsuit and sarong with a clam hairclip and water-drop shoes. A piece of coral is stuck in her mouth which she blows on allowing bubbles to come out like a pipe. The power of this artifact was not shown in the anime."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Regalecus Russelii: A mermaid-like synchronized swimmer wearing a pink and maroon swimsuit and carp-like fins attached to her ankles.

Misa Kakizaki

*Manga: None
*Negima!: Dressed in her cheerleader outfits and is able to empower the others with cheers. In Satsuki's case, she was able to make her go faster to feed a huge crowd of demons."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Goat
**Cosplay: Dressed as a cheerleader wearing a maroon dress and a top hat. She also wears a choker with a key and holds a pair of pom-poms on her hands. She uses her pom-poms as her main artifacts for cheering with melodies.
**Armor: Lily-Yarn Needle: A school uniform with a weapon similar to one of the heroines of Sukeban Deka. She throws the needle as a projectile."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.] Of particular note: the school uniform she wears is similar to one used by her, Madoka & Chizuru in the 3-A Haunted House during the Mahora festival.

Asuna Kagurazaka

*Manga: Ensis Exorcizans: A giant fan, called a harisen, that can exorcize demons with a single swipe. It is a rather powerful artifact. On the pactio card, it is depicted as a giant sword. Why it manifested as a harisen (giant fan) is not certain, though fans have speculated that it is the incomplete form of the sword version. Asuna's sword seems to manifest in times of great emotion, at one point it becomes a sword when she believes Negi is in a near-death situation, at another point a blinding anger does the trick. There is no indication of why this happens but extreme emotions has, to this point, been the deciding factor when Asuna summons the harisen or sword. An important point to note is that the harisen has little to no effect against opponents that possess no magic, such as robots and non-magical beings, (though if it has any substantial effect against Chachamaru is subject to debate, since she is a robot that is magically-empowered). The same cannot be said for the sword version, since it has been shown to cleave through rock. Most recently, Asuna was able to counter multiple magical attacks with the sword version, just with a single swipe. Furthermore, she is starting to gain control over the more powerful version of her artifact, making it appear at will.
*Negima!: Same as manga, although her artifact's sword form is not seen
*Negima!?
**Suka: Wild Boar piglet
**Cosplay: Her Manga Pactio. She is dressed in a robe"Negima!?" anime; episode 4.] while wielding the harisen.
**Armor: Purifications Sword: Wearing a suit of armor, Asuna now wields the same sword as her true Pactio in the manga (similar in appearance to an outfit she wore in a manga spread)."Negima!?" anime; episode 3.]

Misora Kasuga

*Manga: Joculatrix Monachans: A pair of white sneakers with red soles and a golden wing on the side that gives her superhuman speed and agility. Their combat potential is limited as Misora states that she can only run away with them. However, the shoes are able to allow Misora impossible feats such as running along walls and on top of water. Her Pactio is with Cocone, not Negi, yet her card shows the Roman Numeral 9, her seat number, which is what Negi's Pactio's show.
*Negima!: She is dressed like a nun. Her weapon is an Iron Cross allowing her to commune with God and use His powers, such as bringing lightning down on enemies."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Pig
**Cosplay: She looks very similar to her old pactio form in the first anime, the artifact that she carries is a mysterious pocket watch (its effects were not revealed). "Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Swift Divine Shoes: Dressed as a marathoner with a sash and a relay baton. She wears a pair of "Joculatrix Monachans" sneakers that allow her to move fast.

Chachamaru Karakuri

*Manga: Although she does not have an official card, she serves as Ministra Magi for Evangeline.
*Negima!: She wears a black cloak with numerous laser cannons hidden underneath them."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Giraffe
**Cosplay: Wears a full suited engineering outfit surrounded by gears. She carries a doll version of Evangeline as her main artifact."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Lethal Weapon: She wears a maid-like outfit with a sword latched on a gauntlet on her right wrist.

Madoka Kugimiya

*Manga: None
*Negima!: Dressed in her cheerleader outfits and is able to empower the others with cheers. In Satsuki's case, Madoka was able to make Satsuki go faster to feed a huge crowd of demons."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Black panther
**Cosplay: She is dressed like a gang member (while wearing a bikini under her jacket) complete with a giant ball and chain on her leg and an immense wooden mallet as her artifacts. The outfit is a slightly adapted version of a "boy outfit" she wore in the manga (when she and the other cheerleaders were pursuing Negi and Konoka).
**Armor: Yo-yo Ma: She is dressed in her school uniform with a yo-yo as her weapon, as used by the main heroines of Sukeban Deka. However, she also wears a metal gauntlet glove and a metallic headband under her hair. She uses the yo-yo as her weapon."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]

Ku Fei

*Manga: Mistake Pactio
*Negima!: Magical tonfa that emit waves of energy when used"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Tiger (During her first attempt to activate her Pactio, she accidentally kicks Negi's hand, just as he was about to pull out a card, causing him to choose wrong.)"Negima!?" anime; episode 17.]
**Cosplay: Becomes a drunken fist master wearing a yellow robe who carries a sake-filled gourd."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: God's Dwell Cloth: Dressed in a Chinese martial arts master outfit similar to Gen, she uses powerful Kung-Fu moves in battle. Her weapon is a blue sash.

Konoka Konoe

*Manga: Flabellum Euri/Flabellum Australe/Regina Medicans: The entire outfit she wears on her card, including the fans, is her artifact, in which has been revealed to heal any injuries as long they had occurred within 3 minutes. However, Konoka has mentioned that she can't heal them if their heads get crushed "like a tomato". In recent chapters, Konoka's Pactio outfit has changed to the nurse's outfit that she wore during Day 3 of the Mahora Festival, although the fans are still part of the attire.
*Negima!: Presumably the same as the manga, though her power was never shown.
*Negima!?
**Suka: Koala
**Cosplay: Dressed in a fancy kimono similar to an outfit from the Kyoto arc. Her attack is to spout water by using the fans she holds in her hands as her main artifacts."Negima!?" anime; episode 25.] In the card itself, she stands on a bridge-like platform with two objects similar to lamp posts behind her.
**Armor: Kochi No Hiougi (sic), Hae No Suehiro: Her weapons are a set of expanding fortune-telling chopsticks, which she is able to use like a whip"Negima!?" anime; episode 6.]

Haruna Saotome

*Manga: Imperium Graphices/Fictrix Comica: Her artifact is also a set. Hers consists of a sketchbook, inkwell, and quill, as well as a hat and apron. As in the anime, whatever she draws becomes real. She has been experimenting with her artifact, making small doodles of aliens, cats and Tama-chan from Love Hina. According to Chamo, the artifact is used for easy summoning of low-level Golems. The number of images she can bring to life and the size she can make them is yet unknown. Currently, she was able to make lifelike copies of herself and several of the other girls in order to fool the magic teachers who were after them. It was shown that the images begin to degrade after a short while. She was also able to conjure up a giant armored warrior and dozens of Chamo duplicates. Apparently, she can make any of her images come to life at any time, and does not have to draw them on the spot. Another recurrent drawing is a giant martial arts warrior. She also shown to have drawn a female knight that she called Goddess of The Swords which is shown in chapter 142 to slice the feet of Orthrus Illusion to free Chisame and Nodoka.
*Negima!: A magic marker that allows her to bring any image she draws to life."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.] (comparatively, this Pactio works by drawing in mid-air, while her actual Pactio can only be used with her magic sketchbook)
*Negima!?
**Suka: Penguin
**Cosplay: She uses a magic sketchbook. Objects drawn on the sketchbook become animated and move out of the paper."Negima!?" anime; episode 12.]
**Armor: Popup Doodle: Dressed in a special outfit (long pink shirt, blue boots, skirt and beret) and equipped with a magic pen, she appears to use similar abilities to her manga version.

Setsuna Sakurazaki

*Manga: Sica Shishikushiro/Gladiaria Alata: A complementary shōtō, or, wakizashi, is Setsuna's pactio item. In addition to being an extra blade, it is able to multiply into 16 copies and attack the target like a swarm of wasps, surrounding them in a barrier of sorts in which they are trapped in and thenceforth electrocuted. ["Negima!" manga; chapter 134.]
*Negima!: Similar to her manga version
*Negima!?
**Suka: Crane
**Cosplay: Dressed in her samurai outfit from the Cinema Village section of the Kyoto arc (manga version) and wielding a naginata as her artifact."Negima!?" anime; episode 25.] The design of this outfit is similar those traditionally worn by the Shinsengumi.
**Armor: Sica Sisikusiro: Dressed in the traditional outfit of the bird demons, she wields her nodachi as well as her wings. All of Setsuna's Shinmei-Ryū attacks are increased in power with the release of flowers and petals with each attack."Negima!?" anime; episode 6.]

Makie Sasaki

*Manga:Armatura Quinquiplex: While she unofficially has a Pactio card by Akamatsu, she has only received a mistake card in continuity.
*Negima!: A magic ribbon that she can wield like a whip"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Monkey (She has a heart for a belly in this form, similar to Playful Heart Monkey of the Care Bears)
**Cosplay: Dressed in a cute magical girl dress, she wields a star wand and a heart-decorated hula hoop (her magical powers were not revealed)."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: No Longer Human: She is dressed in a leotard and equipped with a ribbon which is slightly similar to her old pactio form in the older anime series. She has the ability to bend and stretch her body freely into any shape.

akurako Shiina

*Manga: None
*Negima!:Hilaratrix Fortunans: Dressed in her cheerleader outfits and is able to empower the others with cheers. In Satsuki's case, she was able to make her go faster to feed a huge crowd of demons."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Dog
**Cosplay: Dressed in a Japanese themed samba dancer outfit . She wears a green-pink tropical clothes with a corolla-like skirt with a small cherry plant for a head dress and blue-tinted shades. Her artifact is a maraca. Her costume is probably inspired by Carmen Miranda.
**Armor: Brilliant Invocation: She is dressed in a school uniform with attack marbles, like a heroine of Sukeban Deka. She throws the marbles as projectiles. The meaning of her attack name is unknown."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.] (It should be noted that although she is the only cheerleader not to dress in this style of uniform in manga continuity, she most likely received this outfit to match her companions and their similarly themed Armor Pactio.)

Mana Tatsumiya

*Manga: She originally had an artifact (a pair of pistols) from her previous contract with a mage, but since her partner is now deceased, she is no longer able to call forth her artifacts, nor is given any additional magic support (as stated in the English version of the manga). The guns she carries are not considered as her artifacts, but may be replicas of the original magic items. Mana is seen wearing a similar outfit to her Pactio after taking Age-Deceiving Pills to get into a movie at a child rate.
*Negima!: A rifle that fires magic bullets"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Asiatic Black Bear
**Cosplay: Similar to her former manga Pactio card, the artifacts that she attacks with are two SIG SAUER P228 guns. She wears a sports jacket and long pants. This outfit was slightly similar to the one she wore in the manga when hunting down Sayo."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Infallible xxx: Dressed in a frilly white sleeveless dress and wielding a long rifle on one hand and a pistol on the other.

Chao Lingshen

*Manga: None, most likely due to the fact that she had just recently returned to her future time.
*Negima!:A pair of metal tessens."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Panda
**Cosplay: Dressed in a Chinese waitress garb. She carries several platters of nikuman in various flavors (as well as a nikuman in her mouth)."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Koushu Tessen: She is dressed in a battle outfit similar to Chun Li, she uses powerful martial arts attacks. Her weapons are two metal tessens similar to the one she had on the first series."Negima!?" anime; episode 22.]

Kaede Nagase

*Manga: None
*Negima!: A HUGE shuriken. Its power was not shown."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Kappa
**Cosplay: She is dressed in the mountainous outfit of the tengu, complete with a special tengu mask and leaf for blowing wind. In this form, she can transform into anything she can think of (for example, she imagines herself as a frog to save the Narutaki twins when they get in danger)."Negima!?" anime; episode 10.]
**Armor: Cross Combination Kunai: Ninja outfit with a huge scroll on her back and another smaller scroll on her mouth. She also has two broad swords strapped to her back while crossing each other, this likely being the origin of the card's name.

Chizuru Naba

*Manga: None
*Negima!: Her artifact in the anime is a group of magic spheres from a swirling constellation around her that explode"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Cow
**Cosplay: Dressed like a sexy version of a Chinese goddess, possibly Chang'e. She wears a white, short-skirted robe which shows her cleavage, has her hair tied behind her head, and drapes a long white scarf typical of several female figures in Chinese mythology.
**Armor: Karakuri Bon: A waitress with a platter and a leek. When Natsumi asks what the platter is for, Chizuru has no idea."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]

Fuuka Narutaki

*Manga: Geminae Simulatrices: Mistake Pactio with Fumika (they both kissed a copy of Negi at the same time). While she unofficially has a Pactio card by Akamatsu, she has only received a mistake card in continuity.
*Negima!: Dressed in a ninja outfit and are able to do the shadow doppelganger technique alongside Fumika. The number of copies they can make is unknown."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Bumblebee
**Cosplay: A detective dressed in old-style Japanese clothing with kimono, puffy pants, wooden sandals and wide-brim hat. She carries a bamboo umbrella (only used to pose with her sister when seen) and a large suitcase as her own artifacts."Negima!?" anime; episode 10.]
**Armor: Mini-Kunai Shuriken: A ninja with a kunai. This a split version of the twins' unofficial manga Pactio.

Fumika Narutaki

*Manga: Geminae Simulatrices: Mistake Pactio with Fuka (they both kissed a copy of Negi at the same time). While she unofficially has a Pactio card by Akamatsu, she has only received a mistake card in continuity.
*Negima!: Dressed in a ninja outfit and are able to do the shadow doppelganger technique alongside Fuuka. The number of copies they can make is unknown."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Bumblebee
**Cosplay: A Western detective (akin to Sherlock Holmes) with a magnifying glass and a bubble pipe. Her main artifact is the magnifying glass that allows her to look into an object's future."Negima!?" anime; episode 10.]
**Armor: Bansen Shukai: A ninja with a scroll in her mouth. Also to differentiate from her sister, some red and blue features in her outfit are the opposite of those of Fūka's. This a split version of the twins' unofficial manga Pactio.

atomi Hakase

*Manga: Macinatrix Insana: During the battle between Negi and Chao, Satomi made a provisional contract with Chao in order to help her to reveal magic to the world. However, by the time Chao was defeated by Negi, she was able to complete the incantation for the Forced Recognition Magic, though the spell was changed with Chao's loss into an enchantment to remove hatred from the world for a day. Whether or not the contract is still active is in question, but it is most likely invalid since Chao returned to the future. Logically, Satomi's partner hasn't even been born yet. While Hakase unofficially has a Pactio card by Akamatsu, she has not made one with Negi in continuity.
*Negima!: Mechanical arms that deliver a punch called a 'Plasma Punch.'"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Axolotl
**Cosplay: Mad scientist outfit, her artifacts are a satchel and a Florence flask with a strange liquid. The satchel allows her to carry her experiments inside, no matter how large they are compared to the small size of the bag."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Arm-Str (sic): Similar to her original Pactio card, but with the mechanical arms on a backpack instead of out in front; its controls are at a console worn at front

Chisame Hasegawa

*Manga: Sceptrum Virtuale: Her artifact is a heart-topped staff, resembling to the weapons commonly seen in magical girl anime. The staff allows for several magical properties when used. For starters, it allows for her to attack opponents with a powerful magical attack when used properly. Secondly, when in conjunction with her laptop PC, it allows her and anyone within her vicinity to enter cyberspace, upon which she can internally hack into systems using her computer knowledge to put a stop to any opponent. However, their physical bodies remain in the real word in a kind of trance-like state. Most likely, it is their astral forms which enters cyberspace. Additionally, Chisame is supported by seven virtual 'electronic spirits,' which are seen as talking, long-tailed mice. They wanted Chisame to give them names, but she didn't want to be bothered with such a task and left their names up to Makie. Their names are as follows: Kincha, Hanpe, Konnya, Chikuwafu, Negi, Daiko, and Shirataki. They aid Chisame in her battle with Chachamaru in cyberspace by downloading data, and watching out for any kind of viral attacks. Apparently, they can also aid her in the Real World, as long as an active electrical device is nearby. The mice can also manipulate data from other computers, which allow Chisame's webpage to become the number one Net Idol page on the Internet. It is possible her Pactio has other powers that have yet to be revealed as Chisame later asks Negi about some of the functions of her card.
*Negima!: Idol Virtuale: She becomes her Net Idol alter ego with magical powers. Her glasses became a power staff"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.] (Comparatively, Chisame's staff appears to be the main artifact for transformation in the manga, while her glasses remain as she deems fit.)
*Negima!?
**Suka: Fox (because of the transformation abilities of foxes in Japanese culture, Chisame can become Chiu in this form)"Negima!?" anime; episode 19.]
**Cosplay: Transforms into her Net Idol alter-ego, Chiu similar to part of her manga Pactio ability. She wears a VR helmet on her head and flies around on her artifact, a CD. Her special ability allows her access the virtual web world."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: wAmiga (sic): A cross between a school girl and a magical girl, she wears a sailor fuku with boots, jacket, headphones and "fox ears". Her weapon is her laptop.

Evangeline A.K. McDowell

*Manga: None.
*Negima!: Magistra Puparum: She is shown in a real form of a vampire and her full powers are unsealed"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Rabbit
**Cosplay: Dressed in a frilly and pretty little girl-like dress. She holds a Chachamaru (not Chachazero because of the doll's long hair) doll as her main artifact."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Doll Master: She transforms into her adult/teenage vampiric form with her real powers restored. She sits on a floating throne with vampiric signs around it. The throne makes her magical powers even more stronger than before.

Nodoka Miyazaki

*Manga: Diarium Ejus: Nodoka gained a picture diary that can read the inner thoughts of people, and prints those thoughts into words and images. This is very useful in a variety of situations, including combat and information gathering, (especially for interrogations, though Nodoka is reluctant to forcibly read the inner thoughts of others - she always apologizes afterwards). This artifact is considered to be very powerful and its potential for misuse is considerable. However, the reason why Nodoka received the book may be due to the fact that her innocent personality prevents her from abusing it. There are two drawbacks to take note. First, is that in order to read the thoughts of a person, she needs to know his/her name and second, the person's mind that the she wishes to read has to be within a 5-point radius of her. Its range might be further now, since Nodoka was able to read Yue's mind when she went chasing after her in the lower levels at Library Island. If she does not use the diary or not call a name, it will read her mind automatically by default, much to her embarrassment. Though now the weaknees of needing the person's name has since been solved with her acquiring a ring that can show her the name of anyone she wants. She has also attached a special magic item to the diary itself, which would tell her what is being written in the book through an earpiece, so she no longer needs to actually read the book in order to read other people's thoughts.Later in the manga, she also able to split her artifact into smaller versions so that she can read more than one person's mind.
*Negima!: Similar to her manga version
*Negima!?
**Suka: Seal
**Cosplay: Similar abilities to her manga version, but with a pair of glasses"Negima!?" anime; episode 5.] added as an extra artifact.
**Armor: Thought Reading' Dialy (sic): She has four encyclopedias hovering around her, with the books' abilities being a combination of the Diarium Ejus (the ability to read other people's minds and predict their movements in battle) and the Orbis Sensualium Pictus (the ability to look up information on, among other things, magic-related topics; Yue's Pactio item in the manga). She wears a robe and a bunny backpack in this form (similar in appearance to an outfit she wore in a manga spread)."Negima!?" anime; episode 6.]

Natsumi Murakami

*Manga: None
*Negima!: Dressed as motorcyclist from an action movie.(with a blonde wig and bigger breasts), she drives in a magic motorcycle (which makes Negi worried since she may still be underaged). Apparently, this ties in with her being part of the Drama Club."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Hamster
**Cosplay: Dressed in pirate attire with a cutlass as her main artifact.
**Armor: Hyper Haboki: A Japanese household maid with a rug beater and feather duster used for cleaning."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]

Ayaka Yukihiro

*Manga: Burgenesis Florens: While she unofficially has a Pactio card by Akamatsu, she has only received a mistake card in continuity.
*Negima!: A formal dress with flowers. When she throws the petals at the demons, they have no effect. Then again, since flowers always seem to appear around her when Negi is concerned, (with or without a Pactio), this could just be part of her usual personality and not her real power."Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Cheetah
**Cosplay: Changed into a perfumer, she wears a classy dress with several cartridges of spray attached to a holster. Her ability allows her to immediately locate whomever's scent she finds on an object."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Preconscious Whip: Dressed with a leather corset and skirt and wearing a tiara, she wields a whip."Negima!?" anime; episode 16.]

atsuki Yotsuba

*Manga: None
*Negima!: The entire "Chao Bao Zi" stall she works at in the manga is her artifact, which enables her to feed dozens of demons at a time until they disappear"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Squirrel (in the card itself, she holds a cookie)
**Cosplay: Dressed like a china doll, she sits in a giant ladle with a salt shaker in one hand and the ladle's handle in another. Her hat has a koala head on it (a reference to a bit in the manga in which a koala appears in the background when she tells a group of customers at Chao's restaurant to stop fighting). The giant ladle is also used as an artifact."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: Two Sacred Treasures: Dressed completely in an orange chef's outfit reminiscent of that those of the Iron Chefs, particularly of Iron Chef Chinese Chen Kenichi. She holds a cleaver on one hand and a stick-handled wok on the other.

Zazie Rainyday

*Manga: None
*Negima!: Zazie wears an acrobat bikini topped with a joker's hat. Her weapons are magical cards that can slice up demons"Mahou Sensei Negima!" anime; episode 26.]
*Negima!?
**Suka: Squid
**Cosplay: Dressed as a fairy-like sky dancer performer with four juggling clubs as her main artifacts. When she uses her acrobatic ability, sparks fly around her."Negima!?" anime; episode 26.; Negi released this form for this student only in the final episode.]
**Armor: 4-D Silk Hat: A masked magician dressed in a tuxedo with a cape. Her weapon is a cane and a magical hat.

Non-Class 3-A with Pactio

*Mei Sakura ("Favor Purgandi")- Her item is a broom. Not much information has been given about what this broom does; though Mei uses it the way Negi uses his staff (in chapter 156, she is seen flying with it). It may be similar to the broom that Yue has. One possible power of the broom is to completely disarm opponents with a stroke, but it is uncertain whether this is due to the broom, or Mei's own magical prowess.

*Cocone - Like Misora, she too has a Pactio card as seen in the manga. However, at this time it has not been revealed with whom or what her artifact is.

*Albireo Imma ("To Fyuron To Biographicon") - His item is a bookmark accompanied by a spiraling archive of books. Using the bookmark, he places it inside a book (with the name of the person he chooses to imitate on the cover) and draws it out in order to transform into their clone. The artifact lacks its usefulness for Albireo as he can only keep his transformed appearance for a few minutes, if the being he wishes to emulate is stronger than him. Add to that the fact that most people are weaker than Albireo himself, he does not need to turn himself into them. Another ability of Albireo's artifact is that it can, for a full 10 minutes, make him become the emulated being completely (thoughts, emotion, personality, etc.), but the price to pay for this ability is quite high. The book that has the records of the then-copied being would lose all of its power after that time ran out, and that it would turn into nothing more than a simple biography. Furthermore, Albireo will only have the memories of that person up to the point in which the biography was written. When he was emulating Nagi Springfield, he did not know that the real Nagi had met up with Negi six years before the present time.
**Albireo has in his possession more than one copy of his own pactio card, showing that Albireo has been a Minister Magi and performed contracts with multiple mages, although whether they were simultaneous contracts cannot be confirmed as only one copy is shown to be active. In addition, since all the dead cards appear to have the exact same design, it is entirely possible that they all "summon" the same artifact, and so therefore it is possible that one person only has one pactio artifact no matter who the pactio was formed with.
**Much like the girls in the class, who have their seat numbers on their pactio cards, Albireo happens to have a Roman numeral MI (for 1,001) in the upper left and lower right corners of his pactio card. He has recently confirmed that this Pactio is with Nagi Springfield, the Thousand Master. Since it is currently active, the contract also proves that Negi's father is still alive.
**Uncommon to most partners thus far, Albireo possesses "two" tonus (colors) associated with his card ("cyaneum", [indigo] and "aurum", [gold] ), instead of the usual one. The reasoning for this has yet to be confirmed. It should also be noted that the gold makes his pactio a valuable and rare one.

*Jack Rakan ("Ho Helos Meta Kirion Furosopon") - Another of Nagi's partner's, his artifact can transform into any type of weapon(s).

*Shirabe ("Fidicula Lunatica") - One of Fate's Ministra Magi, Shirabe's artifact is a fiddle. The fiddle is able to create soundwaves strong enough to cut through rock.

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