History YMMV / TheFamiliarOfZero

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.
4th Mar '17 8:10:05 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 over her poor treatment of him 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 would later call out Louise over her poor treatment of him for this in Volume 11.]]
4th Mar '17 8:08:46 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 Louise out over her poor treatment of him 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 would later call out Louise out over her poor treatment of him in Volume 11.]]
4th Mar '17 8:08:31 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.

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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 Louise out over her poor treatment of him in Volume 11.]]
4th Mar '17 8:06:34 AM mega95gox
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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.

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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.
28th Feb '17 1:12:34 PM Isaac_Heller
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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.

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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, Louise, since she is constantly abusing saito 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.
10th Feb '17 2:53:19 AM king3000
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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 their youngest daughter 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 bad, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for louise, as she is constantly abusing saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making louise just as bad as her older sister and her parents.

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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 their youngest daughter 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 bad, awful to say the least, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for louise, as since she is constantly abusing saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making louise her just as bad as her older sister and her parents.
10th Feb '17 2:49:59 AM king3000
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** Louise is this or JerkassWoobie in the light novels if you can look past her treatment of Saito. She has a HUGE insecurity complex, a horrible school life, and her treatment at home is only better because of one of her elder sisters. The other sister is an abusive bully that torments Louise 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. Her mother and father aren't any help, being very strict and rather emotionally distant by modern standards, thinking that getting their youngest daughter married off for her own good is more important than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. It's not an exaggeration that she seems to get more warmth from Saito's sword, Derflinger, than most of her own family. Oh, and did we 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? Then 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.]]

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** Louise is this or JerkassWoobie in the light novels if you can look past * UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Louise, unsurprisingly. We're supposed to sympathize with her treatment because of Saito. She has a HUGE her big insecurity complex, a horrible her crappy school life, and her treatment at home is only better because of one of her elder sisters. The other sister is the fact she has an abusive bully that older sister who constantly torments Louise 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. Her mother and father aren't any help, being very The fact that her parents are ridiculously strict and rather emotionally distant by modern standards, standards thinking that getting their youngest daughter married off for her own good is more important than ensuring she feels accepted and supported by her family. It's And not an exaggeration that she seems to get more warmth from Saito's sword, Derflinger, than most of her own family. Oh, and did we 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? Then 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 bad, it is still impossible to feel any sympathy for louise, as she is constantly abusing saito non-stop and depriving him of any freedom which would be enough to drive anyone insane, making louise just as bad as her older sister and her parents.
10th Feb '17 2:31:39 AM king3000
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* DesignatedHero: Louise herself. She abuses Saito and treats him like dirt for the slightest to stupidest reasons non-stop to the point where she may as well punish him for breathing, and is rude, obnoxious and unpleasant to other females usually out of jealousy and arrogance, and she is ''never'' punished for her actions. Yet we're still expected to root for her.

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* DesignatedHero: Louise herself. She abuses Saito and treats him like dirt for the slightest to stupidest reasons non-stop to the point where she may as well punish him for breathing, and is rude, obnoxious and unpleasant to other females usually out of jealousy and arrogance, and she is ''never'' punished for her actions. Yet we're still expected to root for her.her for some reason.
10th Feb '17 2:29:05 AM king3000
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* DesignatedHero: Louise herself. She abuses Saito and treats him like dirt for the slightest to stupidest reasons non-stop to the point where she may as well punish him for breathing, and is rude, obnoxious and unpleasant to other females usually out of jealousy and arrogance, and she is '''never''' punished for her actions. Yet we're still expected to root for her.

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* DesignatedHero: Louise herself. She abuses Saito and treats him like dirt for the slightest to stupidest reasons non-stop to the point where she may as well punish him for breathing, and is rude, obnoxious and unpleasant to other females usually out of jealousy and arrogance, and she is '''never''' ''never'' punished for her actions. Yet we're still expected to root for her.
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