The main female character and a second-year student at the Tristain Academy of Magic... with a terrible track record in practical magic, thus earning her the runic name "Louise the Zero" for her lack of success rate and elemental attributes. Her presence is mostly based on being the third (and youngest) daughter of the aristocratic La Vallière family, who runs north-eastern Tristain. During a summoning ritual, she accidentally calls upon ordinary Japanese boy Saito Hiraga, and her life will never be the same again. Louise's hobbies are weaving and horseback riding; she is terrible at the former and exceptionally good at the latter.
A-Cup Angst: A large part of her character as she sees it as one more area she's decificent in, and unfortunately, all but one of her romantic rivals have larger chests than her.
Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Since she only sees Saito as her familiar, she has no problem changing in front of him at first. Later, she starts hiding in a closet to change, showing that she thinks of him differently.
Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates it if Saito's looking or even thinking about another girl. In fact, she can't stand Saito being separated from her for too long, even if he's hanging out with his guy friends.
Covert Pervert: It's more prominent in the novels. Whenever we are shown her fantasies, it's rather... saucy.
Driven by Envy: Tabitha deduced her feelings for Saito are the most effective way to recharge Louise... and decided that jealousy was both the most effective and the easiest to provoke. It worked surprisingly well, although poor Saito would beg to differ.
Even the Girls Want Her: Has found herself in yuri-tastic situations more than once and has been subjected to lots of Marshmallow Hell from other girls, and was kissed by a lot of girls as much as she was kissed by Saito.
Fiery Redhead: Her hair is more pink than red, but otherwise she fits the trope to a T with her hot temper and frequent violent outbursts. But as she matures and accepts her love for Saito, she becomes closer to a Rose-Haired Sweetie, although she still can get aggressive every now and then.
First Girl Wins: She's the first girl Saito meets in Halkegenia and the one he ultimately marries.
First Kiss: With Saito as part of their contract establishment.
Glass Cannon: She becomes such after she acquires Void magic, since while void spells are extremely powerful, they also take a long time to cast.
Godiva Hair: During the bath or hot springs scenes, though there's little to cover up.
Hidden Heart of Gold: She has those moments where she shows some kindness to Saito and is more open to her feelings for him (in a painfully adorable way). Season 4 ditches the 'hidden' part because she makes it clear to him and everyone else around that she loves him. Guess who gets married to who in the Grand Finale...
Hypocrite: Again, it's more prominent in the novel. She's always calling Saito out for being perverted, (even when the comments are towards her) yet she's possibly even more of one secretly.
Inept Mage: Subverted — the reason she can't do normal magic is because of her affinity with the Void, the arcane fifth element. At the start of the series, everyone thought the Void was a myth and so assumed she was inept.
Inferiority Superiority Complex: She's loud about her family status and history because she feels like garbage for lacking magical power. As she develops her Void magic this goes away and her A-Cup Angst becomes more prominent.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Often and violent but also patriotic and a great friend. She's trying to emulate her gentle older sister but more often emulates the harsh one.
Lack of Empathy: Initally she has no regards for Saito's feelings because she sees him as a familiar instead of a person. She did better with her fellow nobles and Henrietta.
Lady and Knight: By the end of the series she has matured in a Bright Lady with Saito as her devoted White Knight.
Lima Syndrome: She ends up falling in love with the guy that she basically kidnapped and enslaved.
Love Makes You Crazy: Very much so. Her obsession with Saito will cause her to beat him if he so much as looks at another woman. When he (occasionally) gets angry and leaves she ends up hardly able to leave her bed.
Magical Girlfriend: Can be seeing as one, since she brings to her world taking him away from his boring life. However, she does this by basically kidnapping and enslaving him.
Nominal Hero: Louise has few altruistic impulses early on before Character Development sets in. The defining moment in her maturity is when Louise throws aside her noble rank to come to Tabitha's rescue.
Older Than She Looks: Looks about ten (her chest is a factor) but she's actually around 16 by our world's years by the start of the series.
Rich Bitch: The main reason she's so stuck up and arrogant is because she's a noble.
Royal Blood: Louise is told by Henrietta that her ancestor was an illegitimate child of the King.
Shameless Fanservice Girl: At first, she has no problem changing in front of Saito, because she considers him to be merely a familiar.
Shana Clone: One of the Big 4 Trope Codifiers of the trope and pretty definitely the first one. Small? Check. Flat chested? Check. Tsundere with a Hair-Trigger Temper? Double check. Long reddish hair? Check. Grade A Zettai Ryouiki? Check again. In love with an ordinary high-school dude who got dragged into her world and in competition with several other girls for his heart? Check yet again. Voiced by Rie Kugimiya? Oh so check! Bonus points for Shana's love interest and Louise's love interest for sharing the same seiyuu.
Tsundere: Type A. She often acts haughty and demanding to Saito, physically abuses him and has trouble expressing how much she cares about him. Her jealousy when she sees him with other girls is quickly and easily expressed. As the series continues, she's more comfortable showing him affection in fronts of others. Compare the endings of the first and last season.
While happy that he stayed with her, she berates him for not taking his possibly only chance of going home. Then she kisses him but insists that it was to re-establish their contract since she "fired" him earlier so he would leave.
Thinking him dead, she bawls her eyes out over him and in general is in a How Dare You Die on Me! kind of state while others watch. When he comes to and proposes, she accepts, with everyone as a witness.
Whip It Good: When punishing Saito. It's funny at first, but gets more and more disturbing as the series goes on, especially when she switches out her riding crop for a huge-ass spiked whip. She would eventually give up the whip, as a sign of her overcoming her insecurity with regards to her love relationship, but that would not happen until very late in the novels. She regains it whenever she tries to 'train' Saito to act and look presentable.
Saito is a Japanese boy who, while picking up his laptop after attempting to get it repaired in Akihabara, gets sucked into a portal and into Tristain. As a Familiar he was treated as more of a servant-dog by Louise, although as time passed he came to love her and decided to protect her at all costs.
Almighty Janitor: As a peasant style familiar, his rank was as low as palace servants if not lower, yet his ability as Gandalfr is more powerful than many of the student nobles. This goes away when Henrietta promotes him to royal knight and thus a nobleman in his own right.
Attempted Rape: Saito has a bad habit of expressing his love for Louise physically, and at the worst possible times, when she doesn't want it. The worst instance is in the second novel where he tries to rape Louise because he assumes that she wants to have sex no matter how many times she says no. He begins to make moves on a sleeping Louise, hugging her and kissing her cheek, before moving to lift her dress, which is when Louise wakes up. He confronts her with the idea that she loves him when she demands an explanation, and she vigorously denies it, no matter how much he insists. Finally he moves to kiss her, and she responds violently. At worst its an Attempted Rape, at best it's Saito massively overestimating the level of their relationship, and subsequently making a move. While she had been giving him somewhat mixed signals prior to this and continues to do so for much of the series, he still comes out looking pretty bad, though it's eventually shown that it wasn't entirely by free will.
Beyond the Impossible: His familiar contract breaks so many of the established rules that eventually the cast just rolls with it: he's human, he doesn't obey his master, his contract can be negated, re-established, extended to a second mage.... On the other hand, Louise's classmates aren't at all surprised that "the zero" failed to properly cast the summoning spell.
Bishōnen: In a series packed with eye candy for male viewers, Sato still stands out as one of the prettier guys here.
Brainwashed: It's implied that the reason he stays with Louise in spite of her abusive treatment is that his familiar runes subtly Mind Rape him, making him forget the bonds he has with his family and old world and, over time, replace them with a desire to serve and protect his master. It takes importance in the light novels, where the Mind Rape from the contract is undone and Saito gets all the feelings of homesickness back in a large burst and complicates his relationship with Louise.
Butt Monkey: Lots of comic abuse comes his way and not just from Louise, although she is the greatest contributor.
Chivalrous Pervert: More chivalrous in the light novels, more perverted in the anime. This is pretty justified; he's a Nice Guy, but he's also a 17-year-old human male. It helps that in the anime (and, to a lesser extent, even the light novels) Siesta developed a somewhat sadistic streak, sexually harassing him knowing well she's going to get him tortured.
Comedic Sociopathy: A lot of Saito's perverted actions, which on occasion borderlines as Black Comedy Rape, tends to be shrugged off by some fans unlike Louise's abuse. There was the one time he definitely was asking to get beaten half to death when he tried to rape her while she was asleep. This ends up being explained as a side effect of the process of becoming a familiar; Saito is unknowingly being urged to do something to form a more concrete connection with his master as well as his runes "conditioning" him into servility causing him to act fearless along with other compulsive behavior even though he's scared out of his wits and/or wouldn't have done them normally.
Cool Loser: Initially shunned as a peasant, he gained a slight grudging respect through various achievements, but really took the cake after holding back an army of 70,000, and subsequently becoming a Chevalier Knight.
Crazy Jealous Guy: While he's not as violent about it as Louise, he has shown to be very jealous whenever other guys flirt with her.
Dude, Where's My Respect?: Played with. While Louise rarely shows him respect, he has been publically honored many times for his heroic deeds.
Dude, Where's My Reward?: Inverted. He's been rewarded twice when he wasn't seeking one in either case. First with knighthood and then with his own fiefdom.
Even the Guys Want Him: After his victory over Guiche, Saito becomes popular with the commoners and some nobles in the school, both male and female.
Familiar: Of Louise. He's unusual in that familiars usually aren't human. He later learns this is standard for Void mages.
First Kiss: With Louise as part of their contract establishment.
Fish out of Water: He's a guy from early 21st century Japan who got pulled into a fantasy version of Medieval Europe.
Flanderization: Saito becomes increasingly perverted as the anime goes on.
Flash Step: He's described as moving so quickly you can only hear footsteps.
Girl on Girl Is Hot: He got amused at the sight of Louise and Tiffania groping each other in the women's bath. Also, he got turned on when he saw Montmorency and Beatrice kiss while under the influence of the Love Potion.
Happily Married: To Louise in the Grand Finale. It is hinted that their wedding took place in the same chapel where they eloped in Season 2's finale. The epilogue shows Louise using the World Door spell and the two go to Japan so Louise can see his world and meet Saito's parents. Counts a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
Happiness in Slavery: Louise basically enslaved him and treats him like dirt, but he still loves her and stays by her side.
One-Man Army: It's pretty damn literal, considering the fact that he faced an army of 70,000 men. He killed a lot of them before going down, and when he did, it was because of archers. Everyone that got into sword range died.
Sword and Sorcerer: He is the Sword and Louise is the Sorcerer. In this case, it's because of her sorcery that he can be a sword, her sword. It's not until season 2 that he tries to learn swordcraft on his own.
Derflingher is an ancient talking sword which Saito and Louise bought in a local blacksmith in order to make Saito look more intimidating. He and Saito struck up an immediate friendship and have been partners in battle ever since.
Cool Sword: A talking sword that, in addition to being well made, can also absorb magic energy.
Dying Moment of Awesome: Episode 10 of Zero no Tsukaima F where he shatters trying to absorb an attack from the ancient dragon. It turns out he resided in Saito's Gandalfr runes all along, not in the sword.
Eccentric Mentor: Derf is always there to provide advice to Saito and to help him grow as a person. He also has a laughing streak and enjoys teasing people.
Energy Absorption: One of Derf's powers is absorbing spells. Higher level spells take longer to absorb.
A maid at the academy. She has a crush on Saito, and unlike Louise she treats him very kindly. She fell in love with Saito because he stood up for the rights of the people who can't use magic. Recently, she seems to not mind Saito getting punished because she ends up taking care of him anyways. In Season 3, she is appointed by Henrietta to be Saito's personal maid. (It's a long story.)
Adaptation Expansion: In the anime, Siesta appears in many situations and events that originally, in the novels, she was no part of; this comes off with Siesta scheming and getting on Louise and Saito's way much more than usual.
Be a Whore to Get Your Man: She is originally a kind and gentle maid, but falling in love with Saito makes her push herself too much. Considering Louise's flat chest, her own sex appeal is one of her better "weapons".
Big Breast Pride: After the first season she becomes very boastful about her large breasts due to Saito's preference for large breasts and her rival Louise being flat chested. She frequently brags about her large breasts to Louise and her favorite seduction technique is to let, and in some cases force Saito to touch her breasts.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's something like this later on in the story. She often joins Louise in beating Saito if he does something to anger her, and on more than one occasion has attempted to seduce him knowing full well that Louise would beat the living hell out of him for it.
Character Exaggeration: Though appearing in events she was no part of originally, in the anime Siesta comes off as very clingy and ready to get on Louise and Saito's way at every given opportunity.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Starts to display this trope once Tiffania shows up, and shares Louise's utter contempt for the poor half-elf girl.
Covert Pervert: As the anime progressed, she has shown signs of enjoying Louise torturing Saito, going as far as to sexually seduce him, inciting Louise's wrath in return. Seasons 3 & 4 make no attempt to hide this; she's enjoying Saito getting beaten just so she'd be the one to take care of him. This makes Louise Genre Savvy for keeping her away from Saito.
The well-loved Crown Princess of Tristain and Louise's old friend. She eventually ascends to Queen of Tristain. She has a strong sense of justice and strictly obeys her morals, but based on her interactions with Louise and her budding attraction for Saito, this wasn't always the case in the past. She is a Water mage.
Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is described as being a chestnut brown in the novels. In the anime her hair is a light purple and in the manga her hair is a much darker shade of purple.
The Chains of Commanding: It's not easy being queen; corrupt nobles, war plans, international politics, etc. Several times these chains prevent her from helping her friends (such as Louise) because doing so would have backlash on the country as a whole.
Childhood Friends: Louise was her playmate when they were both growing up. Because of this, she sees Louise more as an equal she can confide in and rely on insted of one more noble subject.
Jerkass Ball: Season 4, Episode 6 shows a meaner side of her, telling Louise that she's in love with Saito and then taunting her and her poor, flat chest. Then they get into a tussle, just like they used to when they were children. By the end of the scene she's back to normal
Politically-Active Princess: She's very active politically. At one point she hires Saito and Loise to spy on a village to confirm her suspicions about corruption within the nobility, because she doesn't trust the usual sources. She was crowned and became Queen after taking command of the royal guard and leading them into battle to defend Tristain.
Reasonable Authority Figure: She doesn't throw her weight around just because she can, tries to take care of her troops in war, and will even abide by rules set by the school at a party.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: She takes command of the army when needed, and even tries to stop Louise and Saito's group from rescuing Tabitha partly out of her concern for their safety, and partly because she doesn't want to provoke another war by making it seem like she approved of their invasion into another country to rescue her.
Ship Tease: Constantly with Saito and it escalates in Season 4, where she isn't afraid of telling to Louise's face that she loves him.
Star-Crossed Lovers: With Prince Wales, her first cousin. Politics prevent them from being together officially, so they have covert meetings.
Third-Option Love Interest: Technically, Saito gets ship teased with a lot of characters, Henrietta gets the most focus behind Louise and Siesta.
The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: The position of Queen demands a confident, competent, and most of all spotless image, and so Henrietta has to maintain this image for the public. She takes solace in her friendship with Louise, when no one can see her.
Captain of Tristain's Royal Musketeers in service of Henrietta. She is introduced in the second season. She holds a strong animosity towards Fire mages because of her past. Since she appears stern and uninterested in men, many people think or assume that she is a lesbian.
Ambiguously Lesbian: She has no qualms silencing Louise by kissing her when the latter gasps while eavesdropping on a pair of conspirators. She's only visibly mortified in the anime. In the novel she shrugged it off as no big deal and later had a big laugh about it at Louse's expense.
And Then What?: Colbert tries this tactic to talk her out of revenge but she brushes it off with ease. Once she acomplishes her revenge, she's going to fight for her queen until she dies.
Badass Normal: In a world filled with mages, she holds her own with a pistol and a saber.
Bystander Syndrome: Even if Saito approaches her to save him from another misunderstanding-fueled temper tantrum by Louise, she does nothing to help him.
Celibate Heroine: She has no interest in romance, be it with Saito, any other man, or any woman.
Doesn't have much role in Season 3 other than being Henrietta's bodyguard. Her biggest scene is when she finds out that Colbert is still alive. She spares him in the end, out of the fear that his students will hate her.
She has even smaller role in Season 4. All of her screen time lasts for about 5-30 seconds and she doesn't speak in some of them.
Does Not Like Magic: She doesn't like mages, especially Fire Mages, due to a group of such Mages burning her native D'Angleterre.
Revenge: Her motivation — her native D'Angleterre was set ablaze by a group of Fire Mages, supposedly to contain an epidemic. One such Mage was Colbert, who, unknown to her, backed out at the last minute due to his doubts concerning the epidemic, and eventually rescued her from the blaze.
Muggle Power: Believes herself to be superior to mages in combat because she can fire her gun faster than they can cast a spell. When she encounters the lieutenant fire mage that burned her village, she is overwhelmed.
Sergeant Rock: When training the academy mages she is tough and strict and does not tolerate back talk or any other kind of resistance.
A priest-knight from the Holy Empire of Romaglia sent as transferee to Tristain Magic Academy. Julio is sent by the Pope as a support for Henrietta's expedition to Albion, now in political strife after the fall of the royal family and then followed by the death of Reconquista's leader, Cromwell.
The Ace: Julio is infuriatingly good at absolutely everything. This is justified to a degree, as he's also a Void familiar with more control over his magic than Louise; his primary ability is to control magical creatures.
Ambiguously Bi: Julio is canonically in love with Louise but may or may not also have an interest in her boyfriend Saito as shown when he tells Saito whether jokingly or not that he loves him and wants to kiss him as well as Louise.
The Beastmaster: Has his dragon tamed despite the fact that he isn't a mage. This is due to his power as Vindalfr.
Bishōnen: Like Saito, he is a attractive young man.
Foreshadowing: She was capable of reviving Saito without any magical artefacts (Ring of Andvari being one), by filling him with magical energy (and thus sacrificing her memento). Later, the powers Saito gained upon becoming Lifdrasil made him into a container for magical power, with added ability to unleash it as destructive spells (on command of his master), or revive himself by using some of it.
Gag Boobs: They are the source of many jokes such as people wondering if they are real.
Gainaxing: In the closing theme for the third season, they shift like a waterbed while she's standing still.
Love Epiphany: Although she always seemed to admire Saito, she seems to start developing feelings for him after he defends her during her inquisition trial, and in the beginning of Season 4 outright wonders about those feelings she has when Saito is around.
Mind Manipulation: Her Mind Wipe spell erases memories of events and dispels any mind-control magic used on a target. This is her signature spell as a void mage.
Ms. Fanservice: No surprise, she is the most buxom character of the series.
Naïve Everygirl: Pure hearted girl whose insecure about her body and is picked on by an alpha bitch? Check, at first. After the inquisition she becomes popular and wiser, without lossing her kind nature.
Louise's classmate and a Fire Mage, whose power is drawn from her strong passion for money. Her family has an intense dislike for the La Vallieres, and thus treats Louise with disdain. She flirts and has dated (and heavily implied in the anime to have slept with) many of the Academy's male students, but falls in love with Saito. Her familiar is a giant flame-tailed salamander she creatively calls "Flame".
Bi the Way: While she is very much fond of Saito and Colbert, she starts to have a thing for Louise in the third season. It's taken to an extreme in the light novels.
Cool Loser: Initially shunned by socialites at the academy and subjected to slut-shaming and public humiliation, because of her "popularity". It stopped once she returned the favor and revealed herself to be a triangle-class Fire Mage.
Dark-Skinned Redhead: " bouncy, energetic, fiery personality" yes indeed. It's also exotic in Tristian because no one else at the Academy has either.
Good Bad Girl: Regardless of the truth of her sexual exploits, she's not ashamed of it.
Lovable Alpha Bitch: Starts off the series as a bully towards Louise, but becomes nicer as the series continue. By this time, she doesn't act rude anymore and often ends up being the gang's big damn hero along with either Tabitha or Mr. Colbert.
Overly Long Name: "Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt Zerbst" that's six words.
Peek-a-Bangs: Her bangs hang over one eye, but the associated personality traits are absent. She doesn't hide anything.
Pet the Dog: After learning of Tabitha's Dark and Troubled Past and seeing her haunted by nightmares in her sleep, she decides to lie beside Tabitha and embrace her, telling her everything will be alright.
Louise's classmate and a consummate playboy despite being in love with Montmorency. He always carries an artificial rose with him, the stem of which is his wand. He also likes to dote upon his familiar, a giant mole named Verdandi. As his familiar indicates, his specialty is earth magic and he prefers to fight using bronze statues called Valkyries. He is named after Antoine V de Gramont, Duke of Guiche, a French military figure.
Beta Couple: With Montmorency. Their relationship experiences similar ups and downs to Saito/Louise but to a lesser extent.
Bishie Sparkle: Often creates these, whether or not he's trying to charm the Girl of the Week.
Bishounen: Like Saito but he has an advantage; his rose.
The Casanova: In every episode there's a good chance he'll be flirting with a new girl.
Chick Magnet: He is and should be one, but the moment other girls (usually Montmorency) end up seeing or knowing about him two-timing or committing perverse acts (which is... a lot of times) he'd better say goodbye to his pride... and three years of his life.
Commitment Issues: Despite his love for Montmorency, he can't bring himself to stick to just her and instead has to flirt with the first years.
Defeat Means Friendship: One the best examples; after their duel early in season 1 he eventually becomes Saito's go-to-guy for help.
Handsome Lech: His good looks are why his initial flirting is often succesful. Then Montmorency or one of his many previous paramours walk by, see him flirting, and tell him off. At which point, the current girl also tells him off.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Once one gets past his overwhelming narcissism, Guiche is actually a nicer guy. By season three, he and Saito are good friends. In the light novels, too, when Saito was presumed dead, Guiche erected a statue of him in honor of his friend. Unfortunately, Louise and Siesta accidentally destroyed it...
Number Two:Ironically, Saito is the Vice Captain of Guiche's knight unit, the Ondine Knights, while Guiche is The Leader but no one cares and they seem to treat Saito as the leader more than Guiche. Guiche doesn't mind much.
Spell My Name with an S: His familiar Verdandi is named after the Norn of the Present from Norse Mythology. Some fansubs made incorrect variations, either out of ignorance of the source material or immediate associations with Belldandy of Ah! My Goddess, whose original name is the same as that of the source material but was fallen victim to Dub Name Change when the said series was exported to America.
Suck My Rose: He uses one instead of a wand, to complement his casanova appearance.
Tsurime Eyes: Inverted as he's not normally one for seriousness or strength of will of any kind.
The soft-spoken, book-reading best friend of Kirche and classmate of Louise with a mysterious past. She specializes in Wind Magic and has a dragon familiar named Sylphid. She has a younger sister named Irukuku but as it turns out, Irukuku is also Sylphid who is a Rhyme Dragon capable of transforming into a human via nature magic.
Dark and Troubled Past: She was the Crown Princess of Gallia, whose father, the Duke of Orléans, was killed in a succession dispute with his older brother Joseph, who then became King. Her mother was driven insane after taking a drugged drink meant for Charlotte, and she was sent on dangerous missions as a means to distance her from the Gallian throne and hopefully have her killed in the line of duty. Her mother gets better in Season 4.
Dope Slap: Sometimes does this with Sylphid when she becomes too annoying.
Elemental Hair: Blue haired character that routinely uses wind and ice magic.
Hopeless Suitor: She doesn't start falling for Saito till the very end of Season 3 after he goes out of his way to rescue her from her uncle. She fruitlessly tries to woo him at points in Season 4, and in one incident, even tells Louise that if they got into another fight, she would simply throw her rank as queen around and forcefully marry him.
An Ice Person: Being a Triangle Mage with a Wind specialty, she's adept at creating blizzards and icicle javelins.
Icy Blue Eyes: They fit her calm and collected personality. She can use ice magic to boot.
Love Martyr: She still loves her mother and is very devoted to her, even though she's insane and can't recognize her as her daughter.
Not So Stoic: Her feelings peek through once in a while, especially whenever she remembers her family, or when she fell in love with Saito late in season 3..
Rei Ayanami Expy: Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin and a quiet and deeply stoic demeanor. Ironically, her past is more similar to Asuka's.
Rescue Romance: Begins to like Saito a lot after he goes out of his way to rescue her despite her attempts at attacking him earlier. She even goes so far as to defend him against some of Louise's jealousy fueled spells/explosions.
Simple Staff: She wields a full bo staff instead of the small wands favored by her classmates. This is because she is a knight in addition to being a noblewoman mage. It's meant to be used as a weapon in and off itself.
Squishy Wizard: Averted. She's a knight and so she can handle herself in magicless close combat.
A girl in Louise's class and Guiche's on-and-off girlfriend. She is a Water Mage with a frog familiar known as Robin. Her family makes oaths to the water spirits of Lake Lagdorian. She is one of the few girls in the series who never falls in love with Saito, instead becoming friends and teammates with him.
Tsundere: Not as much as Louise, but she is this to Guiche. She states that she's dating him to "kill time" but gets jealous when he flirts with other girls. Then she gets teary-eyed when he goes off to do something dangerous.
Tsurime Eyes: Many of her scenes involve her angery with Guiche so she looks like this often.
Youthful Freckles: For cuteness and (perhaps) the immaturity of youth, considering her relationship with Guiche.
Malicorne de Grandple
Malicorne de Grandple
Voiced by: Hikaru Tokita (JP)
A chubby student in Louise's class, is a wind mage with an owl familiar. Becomes much more important and useful in Seasons 3 & 4.
Ascended Extra: Doesn't get to do much until Season 3, when he became a member of the Knights of the Undine.
Big Eater: Rare is the scene where he is not eating.
The daughter of a viceroy who served under Tiffania's father the archduke, Matilda was forced to flee her home with Tiffania after King Wales murdered the rest of their families and had her home burnt to the ground. These events caused her to develop a burning hatred of nobility, and forced her into a life of crime to pay the bills. At the start of the series she is posing as a secretary at the Tristain Academy of Magic with the intent to eventually steal the Staff of Destruction (an M72 LAW) stored there.
Mr. Colbert is a teacher at the Academy and one of the first mages to respect Saito. He dislikes war and instead tries to find ways to adapt fire magic for technology. He's quite absent-minded but dedicated to his job and deeply interested in the culture of Saito's world, especially the machinery which are much more advanced than Halkegenia's.
Absent-Minded Professor: He's so focused on "Dragon's Blood" or some other topic that he sometimes neglects tasks or wanders off.
The Atoner: Deeply regrets the burning of Agnes' home village, and due to this has developed a desire to help the nation with his fire magic.
Bald of Awesome: becomes so after learning that he's a famous fire mage and former soldier.
Cool Teacher: Downplayed. The students aren't his fans but they also don't think his lessons are boring.
An ancient Square-class wizard and Headmaster of the Academy. Has a mouse familiar. He is perverted and often uses his familiar's size for lecherous purposes, but he is said to be a powerful mage.
Dirty Old Man: Why else would he uses his familiar's size for lecherous purposes? He's dirtier in the OVA.
Informed Ability: The old man is said to be a square mage, but never fights. We don't even know what his specialty is.
Wizard Classic: A tall and old man in a long robe with a longer beard of pure white.
Viscount Jean-Jacques Francis de Wardes
Viscount Jean-Jacques Francis de Wardes
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP)
Wardes is the captain of Tristain's Griffin Knights and Louise's fiancé. His runic name is 'Lightning'. When Louise is sent on mission for Princess Henrietta, Henrietta sends him with Louise to help and guard her. He is polite and a gentleman, but tends to get carried away whenever her wants something done. He is the assassin of Albion's prince, Prince Wales.
Bastard Boyfriend: Played with, he was Louise's fiance, but once she dumps him, he quickly reveals the bastard part.
Joseph is the King of Gallia, a Void Mage and has the "Mind of God" Sheffield as his familiar. Outwardly he plays the facade of being just a pretty boy that cannot rule his country if his life depended on it, while in reality he is a ruthless politician and schemer. There was no act he would hesitate to do, or anything he was not willing to sacrifice due to the 'Void' in his heart. He is the uncle of Tabitha.
Lack of Empathy: Seems to have no issues killing his brother, then attempting to poison his niece, and later killing not only Romalia's men, but his own as well in an attempt to feel some kind of emotion. Season 4 implies that Joseph's actions were attempts to make him feel regret for killing his younger brother, but in a twisted way.
The father of Louise, as well as Eleanor and Cattleya, he is extremely protective of her and would do whatever it takes to ensure her safety. He is married to Duchess Karin Desiree of Tristain. The Grand Finale shows him bringing his youngest daughter to meet his future son-in-law at the altar. He looks genuinely happy for them.
Action Dad: As a mage with far more experience than any student at the academy, he is powerful. Not living up to his legacy is part of Louise's angst.
Overprotective Dad: He was willing to kill Saito for almost having sex with Louise. In the light novel, after Saito's promotion, he still kicks his ass for trying to make moves on Louise. The Grand Finale shows him bringing his youngest daughter to meet Saito at the altar. He looks genuinely happy for them.
Papa Wolf: He genuinely care for Louise and was willing to oppose the state if it tries to exploit her talents like a tool.
The mother of Louise, Eleanor and Cattleya, she is also known by her nickname "Heavy Wind". She was the strongest Wind magic-user ever to serve in the Tristain military according to records. The Grand Finale shows her attend Louise and Saito's wedding. She looks genuinely happy for them.
Action Mom: As a mage with far more experience than any student at the academy, she is powerful. Not living up to her legacy is part of Louise's angst.
Cattleya Yvette La Baume Le Blanc de La Fontaine is Louise’s second sister. She believes Louise has potential, and that she is a wonderful girl. More than anything, she longs for Louise’s happiness, and is fine with the fact that Louise has feelings for a peasant. She is a kindhearted person, and even helped Louise escape from her house to go back to the Academy. She knows Louise well, and could easily tell that Louise was in love with Saito, even when Louise denied it. Although Cattleya is older than Louise, she isn't married due to the fact she is ill. The Grand Finale shows her attend Louise and Saito's wedding. She is with her parents and Eleanore and is genuinely happy for the couple. Cattleya is an Earth mage.
Knight Templar Big Sister: Though lesser than Eleanor's, she is definitely this. Her character song with Cattleya and Louise (Nemurenai Fantasy) shows this, along with hints of her approval of Louise and Saito's relationship.
Eleanore Albertine Le Blanc De La Blois De La Vallière is Louise’s eldest sister and is currently working as head researcher in the Tristainian magic research organisation simply known as the "Academy". She resembles her father more than her mother. Eleanor brought Louise out of the magic academy, intending to find her a noble husband. It should be her turn to get married instead of Louise, and she had gotten engaged to the Earl of Burgundy, though he called off the marriage. Like most the rest of Louise’s family, except for Cattleya, she believes that Louise is incapable of performing magic, and that she is a zero. The Grand Finale shows her attend Louise and Saito's wedding. She looks annoyed at first, possibly for the fact that the youngest Vallière daughter got married first, but she immediately loses the frown and is genuinely happy for them.
A-Cup Angst: Similar to Louise, she dislikes being flatter than Cattleya.
Knight Templar Big Sister: She's willing to lock Louise up so she wouldn't go to war. Her character song with Cattleya and Louise (Nemurenai Fantasy) shows this, along with hints of her secret approval of Louise and Saito's relationship.
Meganekko: When we get to see here dere side, she becomes this.
Onee-sama: Louise calls her this out of fear/protocl instead of adoration like Cattleya.
One of the teachers at the Academy. He believes that the wind element is the most powerful out of all the elements and wasn't afraid to prove it, or at least he did until Jean Colbert the Flame Snake put him in his place. To date he only appears in the novels.
When Louise renounces her noble status so she can rescue Tabitha from her uncle without involving Tristian in a international incident she gives Henrietta her cape.
When Saito is knighted in the third season he is given a cape.
Big Damn Heroes: Kirche and Tabitha quite a bit. Mr. Colbert and Kirche do this in Season 3. Heck, Kirche gets to save everybody at some point in each season.
Genre Blindness: The Knights of the Water Spirit, for peeking on the girl's baths. Saito tried to stop them, but......
Took a Level in Badass: Saito, Guiche, and Malicorne are all good examples, especially Malicorne because he was the most useless. All of them develop their skills and mature over the course of the series.