- You can (not) win.
- You can (not) break even.
- You can (not) leave the game.
While some complain about the science-fiction explanation in the show, it kind of fits, if only for thermodynamics and Kyubey’s magical girls obeying the same laws.
I’m ripping off Rebuild’s parenthetical gimmick, because I’m still hoping for a reversal. But as they say, hope is the first step towards the road to disappointment.
PS: I am aware that there is a zeroth law, but I’m having difficulty in wording it. You can (not) have a choice sounds off, but it’s the closest thing I got.