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A common tendency in Familiar of Zero fanfic is for Louise to summon another typically humanoid familiar other than Saito. When I Evolve I Am Going To Kill You All is a The Familiar of Zero that plays this concept by having Louise summon a more animal-like familiar, a Magikarp. But all is not well, as it later revealed that Carpe is not the only pokemon in Halkegenia.

  • A Dog Named "Dog": Louise's Magikarp is called Carpe.
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  • Author Appeal: The last chapter's swordfight is a clear and admitted example.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Gallia's secret cavern lab, where the Big Bad of the first few arcs waits, is called Hanada Doukutsu. Or, literally, Cerulean Cave. This hints at his identity.
  • Dead Fic: Unfortunately so, but it got very far beforehand and there are copious notes for what would have happened afterwards.
  • Determinator: Louise takes a lot of damage every fight and still manages to keep going.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Louise is disappointed at getting a Magikarp for a familiar. Justified because... well, as in canon, she was hoping for a "Beautiful, strong familiar," and what she got was a fish that can barely swim, and is widely considered one of the weakest pokemon (not counting Magikarp Power).
  • Gratuitous French: Louise commands Carpe with the French names of his attacks.
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  • In Spite of a Nail: Saito still ends up in Halkegenia, but the circumstances behind it are unknown for a long time. Aside from that, though, the plot of canon is intentionally very much Off the Rails.
  • Magikarp Power: Subverted with Carpe, as Splash and Bounce has helped him and Louise out of various situations.
  • Reconstruction: Due to her type of summon, Louise's status as a mage is not questioned, but confirmed to the eyes of her teachers and peers. Although she is mistaken for a water mage through the fic.
  • Shown Their Work: Characters and plot points from side stories and light novels that didn't get adapted into the anime series are used often in the fic.
  • Steal the Surroundings: Fouquet the Sculptor decides to just have her golem rip the academy's vault out of the building and carry it away.
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  • Tyop on the Cover: The title was originally When I Evolve I Going To Kill You All, later corrected with an "am" added.

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