History YMMV / TheFamiliarOfZero

8th Sep '17 11:12:53 AM Cieloazul
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** Another weird example is found not in the series itself, but in the European Spanish dub, which was advertised in true DancingBear fashion for being performed by amateur voice actors. The final result (not only limited to the actors, but also to the translation and adaptation) generated a deep BrokenBase.

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** Another weird example is found not in the series itself, but in the European Spanish dub, which was advertised in true DancingBear fashion for being performed by amateur voice actors.actors in the main cast roles. The final result (not only limited to the actors, but also to the translation and adaptation) generated a deep BrokenBase.
8th Sep '17 11:11:23 AM Cieloazul
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: A weird example in that it only developed this ''after'' the novels, manga and anime were released. Before the first renditions of the series came out, when only the fundamental concept of "CuteWitch accidentally summons an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to her magical world as her {{familiar}}", it attracted a lot of positive attention. After it came out, and that premise expanded to describe how the CuteWitch is a violently abusive {{tsundere}} and the student a lecherous {{Jerkass}}, interest dropped ''sharply''. With the reveal of Saito's HappinessInSlavery [[spoiler: which is magically enforced by the familiar spell forcibly inflicting LaserGuidedAmnesia]], things got even worse. Thankfully, this was fixed in Volume 11.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: AudienceAlienatingPremise:
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A weird example in that it only developed this ''after'' the novels, manga and anime were released. Before the first renditions of the series came out, when only the fundamental concept of "CuteWitch accidentally summons an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent to her magical world as her {{familiar}}", it attracted a lot of positive attention. After it came out, and that premise expanded to describe how the CuteWitch is a violently abusive {{tsundere}} and the student a lecherous {{Jerkass}}, interest dropped ''sharply''. With the reveal of Saito's HappinessInSlavery [[spoiler: which is magically enforced by the familiar spell forcibly inflicting LaserGuidedAmnesia]], things got even worse. Thankfully, this was fixed in Volume 11.11.
** Another weird example is found not in the series itself, but in the European Spanish dub, which was advertised in true DancingBear fashion for being performed by amateur voice actors. The final result (not only limited to the actors, but also to the translation and adaptation) generated a deep BrokenBase.



* ValuesDissonance: While it's meant to be funny, Saito's abuse and overall treatment is horrifying to modern audiences. However, Louise is not acting different from what nobles did during Ancient Rome and Middle Ages. At one point killing a commoner (not to mention beating them up if they displeased you) was not a crime '''at all''' (that usually didn't apply to townsfolk, who were under protection of law to the extent that you had to have a valid reason to kill them). [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale One has to wonder if the series would be successful at all if Louise were male]].

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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While it's meant to be funny, Saito's abuse and overall treatment is horrifying to modern audiences. However, Louise is not acting different from what nobles did during Ancient Rome and Middle Ages. At one point killing a commoner (not to mention beating them up if they displeased you) was not a crime '''at all''' (that usually didn't apply to townsfolk, who were under protection of law to the extent that you had to have a valid reason to kill them). them).
** In a completely different but similarly controversial light,
[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale One one has to wonder if the series would be successful at all if Louise Louise's and Saito's genders were male]].reversed]].


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* WTHCastingAgency: The European Spanish dub was made with amateur voice actors, something that was highly controversial. The fact that said voice actors also did the critically panned 2013 redubbing of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' didn't help.
20th Aug '17 3:05:09 AM Anddrix
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY - ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY - ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''----
19th Aug '17 4:38:33 PM nombretomado
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** The European Spanish dub, on the other hand, translated more or less everything literally, without reaching TooLongDidntDub levels [[InconsistentDub with mixed results]].

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** The European Spanish dub, on the other hand, translated more or less everything literally, without reaching TooLongDidntDub levels [[InconsistentDub with mixed results]].results]].
* JustForFun/XMeetsY - ''Literature/HarryPotter'' meets ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''
5th Jul '17 2:46:31 PM Scabbard
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her enormous insecurity complex, her miserable school life, an abusive older sister, emotionally distant and incredibly strict parents who are more interested in their daughter as an asset than as a person. Not to mention that being a noblewoman of minimal magical talent makes her a complete laughingstockdue by the norms of Halkeginia society. So while Louise has plenty reasons for the audience to side with her, she '''still''' drives off any supporters due to her infamously brutal and non-stop abuse of Saito; which is not only horrible on a basic human level, but also makes her a blatant hypocrite given her home life.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her enormous insecurity complex, her miserable school life, an abusive older sister, and emotionally distant and incredibly strict parents who are more interested in their daughter as an asset than as a person. Not to mention that being a noblewoman of minimal magical talent makes her a complete laughingstockdue laughingstock due by the norms of Halkeginia society. So while Louise has plenty reasons for the audience to side with her, she '''still''' drives off any supporters due to her infamously brutal and non-stop abuse of Saito; which is not only horrible on a basic human level, but also makes her a blatant hypocrite given her home life.
20th Jun '17 2:59:21 AM Scabbard
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her enormous insecurity complex, her miserable school life, an abusive older sister, emotionally distant and incredibly strict parents who are more interested in their daughter as an asset than as a person. Not to mention that being a noblewoman of minimal magical talent makes her a complete laughingstockdue by the norms of Halkeginia society. So while Louise has plenty reasons for the audience to side with her, she still drives off any supporters due to her infamously brutal and non-stop abuse of Saito; which is not only horrible on a basic human level, but also makes her a blatant hypocrite given her home life.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her enormous insecurity complex, her miserable school life, an abusive older sister, emotionally distant and incredibly strict parents who are more interested in their daughter as an asset than as a person. Not to mention that being a noblewoman of minimal magical talent makes her a complete laughingstockdue by the norms of Halkeginia society. So while Louise has plenty reasons for the audience to side with her, she still '''still''' drives off any supporters due to her infamously brutal and non-stop abuse of Saito; which is not only horrible on a basic human level, but also makes her a blatant hypocrite given her home life.
20th Jun '17 2:58:14 AM Scabbard
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her big insecurity complex, her crappy school life, the fact she has an abusive older sister who constantly torments her over little things like not calling her 'Big Sister Eleanor' and is ALWAYS pinching her cheeks when she wants Louise to go along with what she wants. The fact that her parents are ridiculously strict and emotionally distant by modern standards thinking that getting louise married off for her own good is more important than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. And not to mention that due to the ruling class and magic potential being so intertwined in the setting in most of Halkeginia, that means that her entire SOCIETY also essentially viewed her as a complete failure. And also the fact that there is the little detail that magic power is also heavily entwined with their religion. If the series were any darker, it wouldn't be out of place for Louise to ponder some time if her troubles with magic were because she was rejected by God, [[DrivenToSuicide and possibly kill herself out of despair.]] However, while all of that sounds pretty awful to say the least, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for Louise, since she is constantly abusing Saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making her just as bad as her older sister and her parents. Saito would later call out Louise for this in Volume 11.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her big enormous insecurity complex, her crappy miserable school life, the fact she has an abusive older sister who constantly torments her over little things like not calling her 'Big Sister Eleanor' and is ALWAYS pinching her cheeks when she wants Louise to go along with what she wants. The fact that her parents are ridiculously strict and sister, emotionally distant by modern standards thinking that getting louise married off for her own good is and incredibly strict parents who are more important interested in their daughter as an asset than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. And not as a person. Not to mention that due to the ruling class and magic potential being so intertwined in the setting in most a noblewoman of Halkeginia, that means that minimal magical talent makes her entire SOCIETY also essentially viewed her as a complete failure. And also laughingstockdue by the fact that there is the little detail that magic power is also heavily entwined with their religion. If the series were any darker, it wouldn't be out norms of place for Halkeginia society. So while Louise has plenty reasons for the audience to ponder some time if her troubles side with magic were because her, she was rejected by God, [[DrivenToSuicide and possibly kill herself out of despair.]] However, while all of that sounds pretty awful to say the least, it is still impossible to feel drives off any sympathy for Louise, since she is constantly abusing Saito supporters due to her infamously brutal and non-stop and depriving him abuse of any freedom Saito; which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making is not only horrible on a basic human level, but also makes her just as bad as a blatant hypocrite given her older sister and her parents. Saito would later call out Louise for this in Volume 11. home life.
10th May '17 11:50:16 PM overman2099
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** He also doesn't seem to have any angst over any friends or family he may have had back in his world and whether or not he'll ever see them again.
1st Apr '17 5:34:29 AM king3000
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** Saito arguably may also count after his attempted rape of Louise.
4th Mar '17 8:11:25 AM mega95gox
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her big insecurity complex, her crappy school life, the fact she has an abusive older sister who constantly torments her over little things like not calling her 'Big Sister Eleanor' and is ALWAYS pinching her cheeks when she wants Louise to go along with what she wants. The fact that her parents are ridiculously strict and emotionally distant by modern standards thinking that getting louise married off for her own good is more important than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. And not to mention that due to the ruling class and magic potential being so intertwined in the setting in most of Halkeginia, that means that her entire SOCIETY also essentially viewed her as a complete failure. And also the fact that there is the little detail that magic power is also heavily entwined with their religion. If the series were any darker, it wouldn't be out of place for Louise to ponder some time if her troubles with magic were because she was rejected by God, [[DrivenToSuicide and possibly kill herself out of despair.]] However, while all of that sounds pretty awful to say the least, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for Louise, since she is constantly abusing Saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making her just as bad as her older sister and her parents. [[spoiler:Saito would later call out Louise for this in Volume 11.]]

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her because of her big insecurity complex, her crappy school life, the fact she has an abusive older sister who constantly torments her over little things like not calling her 'Big Sister Eleanor' and is ALWAYS pinching her cheeks when she wants Louise to go along with what she wants. The fact that her parents are ridiculously strict and emotionally distant by modern standards thinking that getting louise married off for her own good is more important than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. And not to mention that due to the ruling class and magic potential being so intertwined in the setting in most of Halkeginia, that means that her entire SOCIETY also essentially viewed her as a complete failure. And also the fact that there is the little detail that magic power is also heavily entwined with their religion. If the series were any darker, it wouldn't be out of place for Louise to ponder some time if her troubles with magic were because she was rejected by God, [[DrivenToSuicide and possibly kill herself out of despair.]] However, while all of that sounds pretty awful to say the least, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for Louise, since she is constantly abusing Saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making her just as bad as her older sister and her parents. [[spoiler:Saito Saito would later call out Louise for this in Volume 11.]] 11.
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