it's funny that when I saw Negi do that thousand bolt spell and Rakan's for the heck of it right punch, I was wondering if the audience are going to be ok with those two fighting seriously, but looks like the tournament organizers thought of that as well :D
and is possible for Makie and Yuna not to figure out that Nagi and Kojirou are really Negi and Koterou since they saw them a few days ago and Chisame was with them as well..
i kind of doubt that it's a spell recorder because it kind of makes delayed spells pointless, nor mimicry because that's kind of lame.
I just re-read it and I'm getting a feeling that something(bad) happened to Ako?
^that's wierd. cause i get the feeling that the tournament will get disturb in the middle by fate & co.
it's just that when the 'normal girls' group showed up everyone was there except for Ako which is odd, so Negi asked about her then Makie and Yuna panicked and said they had a message from her?? something sounds not right..
confirmed by KA while I was reading the forums at AQS... they made the wrong design... welp... can't blame 'em if all of 'em were sick of flu while working on that thing.. lawl...
^I'm assuming it's the coloring of Negi's card.