familiar of zero is a fantasy and comedy with romance. The Familiar of Zero follows the adventures of the protagonists Louise and her familiar Saito. Louise is a second year student at the Tristain Academy of Magic. In this world, those who can use magic are either mages or nobles, and those who cannot use magic are known as “commoners” or “plebeians”. Louise is terrible at magic, and can never use it the way she wants to, as her attempts of using magic ends up as a general explosion. She is given the nickname “Louise the Zero” by her classmates, due to the inability to use any of the four common magic elements, whereby a mage’s power is determined by the number of elements they can use ranging from a single element, one (dot mage), two (line) three (triangle) and four (square). One day Saito challenges a noble who disrespects commoners (Guiche) to a duel. Saito is beaten badly at first, but once a sword was put in his hands, Saito gained a mysterious power. The strange letters on his left hand began to glow and his agility and strength enheightened. With his new power, Saito is able to defeat the noble in the duel and even receive an apology he was supposed to give. Louise and Saito’s relationship’s develop during the course of the story to the point where they risk their lives to save the other. Though, Saito is usually the one to do so since Louise is almost always the one in danger. At one point in the story, Saito confesses his love to Louise, but she doesn’t believe him until much later. Together they face many mysteries and uncover unexpected truths, including the nature of Saito’s mysterious power, and the truth behind Louise’s inability to cast magic.
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