Fridge / The Familiar of Zero

Fridge Brilliance
  • When Henrietta adopts Louise as her sister at the end of season 3, she mentions that Louise will be in line for the throne. At first glance, this seems like it'd be mostly honorary...barring unexpected illness or assassination, such a young queen would normally be expected to live long enough to have children, who would be higher in the line of succession than the queen's sister. However, given Henrietta's broken engagement and her grief at Wales's death, she may either intend to stay single, despite Wales's last wish, or at least believe she is unmarriageable due to their tryst being public knowledge. In that case, she may very well be adopting Louise with the intention to actually pass the throne to Louise or Louise's children.

Fridge Horror
  • Technically Louise comes very close to being a Yandere in the novels. In one scene, seeing Saito with another girl upsets her so much she hits him with a explosion spell which apparently comes very close to killing him. Apparently, he couldn't even move afterwards.
    • Actually, just Louise and Saito's relationship in general if you think too hard about it. I mean, in the anime at least, it's implied that Saito being whipped is a daily event, and if you take into account that he still does her laundry and sets out her clothes, and gets whipped if he does complain about it, Saito looks kinda like a slave.
      • The anime exaggerates her temper more than she is in the light novels. The anime was also directed by the same person as the Love Hina anime, who did the same thing with Naru Narusegawa and made her come across as a total bitch. Why do that to the main love interests? Apparently, the angry girlfriend/wife thing is considered the height of slapstick comedy in East Asia, meaning that he exaggerated their tempers because it was supposed to be funny. Culture Clash, or bad taste?
      • This troper thinks Louise's antics were supposed to be funny, but it got real bad when Saito had to suffer serious injuries for little to no real reason at all, especially in the anime when Louise got more and more trigger-happy with her Explosion spell and more and more people get hurt for something that is none of their business. I get it that everything in anime is exaggerated, but even if it's true that the angry girlfriend trope is still pretty popular in East Asia, I think that if she's angry at Saito for not giving her enough attention, she should just take it out on him alone with less lethal methods (no whipping and indiscriminate firing) and no one else has to get hurt. Lover's quarrels, after all.