* BetterThanCanon: Some among the fandom see the story as better than ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'' in [[strike:nearly]] every way.
* CargoShip: Shirou's reaction to Derflinger had shades of this.
--> "Shirou," Louise said, her eye twitching, and her fists clenched as she eyed me strangely. "I'm glad you like the sword, but could you please stop rubbing your cheek against it? It's disturbing."
** The Zero Fighter too. No wonder no woman can seduce him his love is only for weapons of mass destruction
--> "I gave into the urge myself, and embraced the machine guns. "Oh! The armies we'll slaughter together!" I crooned, rubbing my face against the weapons."
* ColbertBump: When it first showed up in a Fanfic Recommendations thread over on [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18 the [=SpaceBattles=] Creative Writing forum]], few if any of the locals had heard of ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''. Much awesomeness and [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=176343 a well-placed plot bunny thread]] later, [=ZnT=] fics -- especially copycat crossover ideas based on "Louise summons ______ instead of Saito" -- have more or less taken over the forum.
* FanPreferredCouple: Shirou and Henrietta. Many believed that [[spoiler: the one that got knocked up at the end was her.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: The 2012 ''Zero no Tsukaima'' anime gives us, for the first time, [[spoiler:Disintegration]] Void Magic. Several years after it appeared in this fic.
* HoYay: This line about Shirou and Head Chef:
-->'He had invited me to his room after his shift was done so we could discretely begin working [[spoiler: on the book]] in privacy later that night.'
* LoveItOrHateIt: The {{fandom}} loves it because they see the alternate familiar as much cooler than Saito, while the {{hatedom}} hates it because they see Shirō as mischaracterized and think the fandom hates on Saito too much.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Thank to FollowTheLeader, the plot that was once really unusual is now the first one used for all ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'' {{fanfic}}s ever.
* TearJerker: The entire end of the second story arc (Chapter 14). [[spoiler: Shirou's LastStand and HeroicSacrifice. Louise's realization after having a normal dream, rather than a [[BadDreams dream-cycle dream]]. And worst of all, [[DeathSeeker Shirou]]'s [[LittleNo reac]][[BigNo tion]] to Tiffania [[UnwantedRevival resurrecting]] him]].
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: A common criticism is that the story is essentially the same as ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'', but with a cooler protagonist.

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