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SpaceBattles Forums: Creative Writing: The Index

  • Recommended by: shl93
  • In the SpaceBattles Creative Forums, Zero no Tsukaima story threads are spawned on a regular basis as the Zero no Tsukaima Story Ideas and Snippets threads are rapidly filled up and new threads are created regularly. Threads contain brief snippets and ideas on Zero no Tsukaima fanfiction and story snippets are indexed in The Index. The SpaceBattles Creative Forums also have a Zero no Tsukaima Back to the Basics thread to help clarify any misconceptions about the Zero no Tsukaima canon. Contains the largest collection of summons, reverse summons, bad ends and any other imaginable scenario that has zero chance of being written outside of SpaceBattles. May be hard to navigate due to sheer number of threads (#45) at the time of writing. A listing of longer SpaceBattles stories may also be found (here ).

    General Fics 
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Drifter Series: Revolution and Freedom by General RTS

  • Recommended by: TheRealLee
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Japanese-American and US army ranger Alexander Tsougi always considered himself to be a normal military grunt. That is until he teleports through a magic portal into the world of Zero no tsukaima.
  • Comments: The story gets really epic by chapter 3.
    • TotalAbsolutism: This story has quite a few problems. The Nobles are constantly holding the idiot ball and seem totally unable to adapt to fairly basic military tactics. They also seem to constantly forget that they have a little thing called 'Magic' that could be used to render a fair number of those basic tactics totally obsolete. They will frequently underestimate the enemy even when doing so has proven disastrous in the past. Finally, the Author seems to go out of their way to make the Feudal system that exists in Halkegenia look a lot worse than it really would be when that's quite unnecessary; there's plenty of real issues with such a thing without having to invent extras. If you can enjoy it in spite of this then more power to you, but these problems really drew me out of it.

Emperor of Zero by Nietzchian

  • Recommended by: Shinji117
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Napoléon Bonaparte, just after his defeat, is summoned as Louise's familiar. Things get...interesting.

Enslaved by Shadenight123

  • Recommended by: Twinkieman92, The Giant Rock, NeonFraction
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Hiraga Saito is a fleshed out character. Louise Françoise isn't happily whipping people. The summoning ritual does Exactly What It Says on the Tin, summoning creature to be branded and then enslaved by the influence of the mark. There is nothing happy about it. Familiar of Zero, with 'For The Laughs' removed. How bleak are things, really?
  • Comments:
    • NeonFraction: While 'fleshed out' may be an exaggerated description of the changes to Saito's character, he does take a definite level in badass. For anyone who couldn't get over how horribly abusive Louise was or how unfair the series was to Saito, seeing him make his way independently is a fantastic change. While I wouldn't say it's incredibly well written, it's a story intended to satisfy more than entertain. And satisfy it does. For all its flaws, you'll be cheering for Saito every step of the way.

Familiar of the Fairy by Juubi-K

  • Recommended by: Overlord Zaru
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Reconquista is defeated, but dark forces and darker ambitions threaten to plunge Halkeginia into war. Into this morass is plunged a wanderer from a distant land, summoned as a familiar by a certain young half-Elf.
  • Comments:
    • Overlord Zaru: Relatively young and new, but shows promise thus far. A new faction comes into play and will be interesting to follow through. And it seems that Tiffa will get some spotlight alongside our heroes Saito and Louise.

Noblesse Oblige by shadenight123

  • Recommended by: Vx 12
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Henry is an SI who gets reborn as the older brother of Louise. He aims to bring hugs, coffee, and aphorisms to Halkeginia while using his knowledge of a possible future to save it along the way.
  • Comments:
    • Vx 12: If you like SI stories (or can at least tolerate them) then this is a good one. Like most of shadenight's fics, the focus is on humor and fluff foremost, but it also deals with Henry trying to prevent the destruction of Halkeginia. The humor and fluff are excellent, Henry is a likeable kind-hearted hero, and the story avoids many of the stations of canon as it starts earlier than canon and Henry's actions actually have realistic consequences in terms of changing other character's behavior and preventing certain events from happening, as well as just introducing many butterflies in general. The story also has the advantage of actually being complete. The ending is a bit rushed, but it does give closure to the story, which is more than you can say for 90% of fanfics. Overall I highly recommend it as one of the best Familiar of Zero stories I've read, and certainly the best I've been able to read to the end.

Operation: Philadelphia by milkduds100

  • Recommended by: eduardogranja, Ronnie R15
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The US Government sends a Navy SEAL into a newly discovered world to recover lost equipment and weapons, and to explore this new world. This is going to be one of the most interesting missions for Commander Riptide, Sniper for SEAL Team 10.
  • Commetns:
    • eduardogranja: Must say it feels good to see the reaction of Halkegenians to a true military force from Earth, and that was enough to get me hooked in the story. As of now, the story is on the higher end of the epic scale.

Soldier of Zero by Ashen Author

  • Recommended by: AshDevil, Ack Sed, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Louise still summons Saito, but the world he comes from is different. He can't cast magic, but he knows enough about it to give Louise a little help, and he has some other skills too. Most importantly, it's primarily Saito as a Guile Hero instead of relying on brute force. Mind games are to be expected.

The Steep Path Ahead by Shadenight123 (link)

  • Recommended by: Leid
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: From the same author as Souls Art Online and Enslaved, The Steep Path Ahead is set in an AU of The Familiar of Zero where Louise is kidnapped by an elf as a child only for the ones who hired him to die before paying him, so he dropped her off in an orphanage. Several years later, Luise fails her exam to get into the Academy and summons Saito in order to prove that she isn't a failure.

Stupid Devil Dog by The Real Lee is here (link)

  • Recommended by: ANudist
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2018
  • Synopsis: Saito Hiraga refuses to let people walk all over him. He had plans, he was going to join ROTC, he was going to outrank his brother and sister, he was going to help people. He was smart enough for it, he was strong enough for it, he was determined to be at the top of his future class. But one summoning spell changes everything, and he loses control of his future.

Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji by SeerKing (link)

  • Recommended by: Justafan, Ronnie R15
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Freshly graduated from the Imperial Academy of Onmyoji, Hiiraga Saito decides to take the longer scenic route on his way to his posting. Then, all of a sudden, he is teleported to a strange country ruled by Western Wizards by a small pink haired mage. Saito has one question: What the heck is going on here?

A Null-Content by ThatDarnDrilltank

  • Recommended by: Aroxys
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Most tales of Halkeginia start the same way, with Louise calling someone to her side from beyond the veil, and little outright changing beyond that. This time, it seems as though something's changed much further back than that event, causing staggering and unforeseen changes. Something made the trip from Earth to Halk under its own power, and it has its own ideas of what to do...

Dwarf of Bronze by Total Absolutism

  • Recommended by: MistahD
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2018
  • Synopsis: Because of a change to the magic rules of the setting Familiar Summonings are performed in pairs to enhance the effect. Louise is paired up with Guiche de Gramont; and this causes both of them to summon unique familiars.
  • Notes: Links on SpaceBattles and Sufficient Velocity.
  • Comment: This one is a bit weird; it's a crossover with an original setting and mostly follows Guiche (as weird a choice as any there could be). But it's decently written, pretty unique, and isn't afraid to totally derail canon. Also commendable for one of the best uses of Mott that this troper has ever seen.

Maid of Honour by escalus01

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A disastrous incident a week before the ceremony causes some changes in Louise's life that result in her summoning a different familiar, one ill-prepared for the responsibilities about to be thrust upon her.

Loopholes by DschingisKhan

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum, Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Louise didn't summon a dragon or a loser from another world. No, she summoned a girl from across the yard. How humiliating! But why is Tabitha agreeing to be her familiar? And how many teenage girls does it take to destabilise a geopolitical region anyway?

    Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

None yet.


Given the nature of the series' setup, a common crossover theme is to replace Saito with a character from another series.

A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Scientific Familiar by Ketchum Kid

  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Louise wanted a beautiful and wise familiar. What she got was a walking power plant with no patience for disrespect to anyone. In a world where nobles and magic rule and espers and science are non-existent, can the Zero of Tristain cope with having a familiar that is the Ace of Tokiwadai?
  • Comments: What really makes this an excellent crossover is that not only is Mikoto doing her best to change and improve this world she found herself in, the fic occasionally switches back to Academy City and shows Touma and Mikoto's friends doing their best to figure out what happened to her and bring her back.

HOPES and FEARS by One-WayRoad

  • Recommended by: Chaosjunction
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Hiraga Saito gets summoned by Louise Francoise le Blanc de la Valliere to serve as her familiar... but an uninvited guest comes along from Baggage City and shakes up Halkegenia.

Fate/stay night

Alexandriad: The Song of Fire by SuperGoldenFroggie

  • Recommended by: spacemonkey37, Kazeto, nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Spring-Time Familiar Summoning Ritual summons the being most suitable for the mage. A soul of fire summons forth a soul of fire. The right spark can cause anything to burn. Fate/Zero Rider
  • Comments: Unfortunately is a Dead Fic that barely gets past Guiche's duel.

The Hill of Swords by gabriel blessing (link)

  • Recommended by: Ninmikey01, Rivenscryr, Schizo Technician, Ten Four, Sunder The Gold, Ghoohg, Sinclair, nitewind, Unclouded TJ, Mt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shirou Emiya (now in his mid-twenties) has dealt with human summoning, magical battles, and saving the world. Now he is brought into a world where magic equates to nobility. The Zero has just summoned a Hero.

Miracle of Zero: Kingdom of the Forsaken by James D. Fawkes

  • Recommended by: The 17th Immortal, Maymei, Elven Queen
  • Status: Dead (last updated March 2017)
  • Synopsis: A girl cries out for Salvation — and receives a Miracle. Like all things, it begins with a wish. One wish, for a powerful, strong familiar. One wish, to be a hero that saves everyone. One wish, to finally live free. One wish, to finally meet again after so long apart. One wish, to be forgiven for the sin of betrayal. One wish, and it changes the world.
  • Notes: Quasi-sequel to Fate/Revenant Sword, Normal End.

Saint of Zero by Satire Swift

  • Recommended by: AyaSai
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: The Gandalfr is the Shield of God, meant to protect their summoner from harm. Through faith and blade, here was a man that protected the weak from all that would do them harm, and his life ended with no regrets. Though Louise did not mean to summon a Guardian Knight, there were few greater she could have asked for.

The Third Magic by Deviate's Fish

  • Recommended by: DaRandomUsername, Steve the Corn Muffin, nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: After "successfully" completing the Springtime Familiar ritual, Louise finds out that she is now the master of a certain white-haired homunculus. Follows the Unlimited Blade Works storyline.
  • Note: Also co-written/edited by AlfheimWanderer, so quality is just about guaranteed.

For Those Without by SupportFriendMerlin

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2017)
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Karna from Fate/EXTRA as her familiar.
  • Comments: The author has confirmed that Karna will be a Showy Invincible Hero who effortlessly steamrolls his enemies in the most spectacular ways. What the author wants to focus on is Character Development as Karna slowly learns how to interact and connect with people. The subtle friendship he develops with Tabitha is adorable.

Kara no Kyoukai

Echoes of the Void by AlfheimWanderer

  • Recommended by: Rivenscryr, Jiven, nitewind, expertus
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In a society where magic is the proof of nobility, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, has never managed to cast a single spell properly. Scorned by her classmates as "the Zero" for her utter incompetence, the Familiar Summoning Ritual is her last chance to prove herself worthy of a title. But imagine her surprise when she summons someone as inextricably linked to the void as she, a young girl with a need to prove herself nearly as large as hers.

Recollections of Pain by AlfheimWanderer

  • Recommended by: Jiven, Rivenscryr, nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: In a world where magic is the proof of nobility, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is an outcast, bearing the stigma of failure, as she has never been able to use the simplest of spells. Scorned by society as "the Zero," a woeful all-but-commoner with pretensions to the high nobility, the Springtime Summoning Rite is her last chance to prove otherwise. To everyone's surprise, she summons something - but when millennia long traditions hold that the summoned being reflects the caster's ability as a mage, what does it mean that her familiar is blind?

Mahou Sensei Negima!

The Darkest Void by Lord Mendasuit

  • Recommended by: tsukinoimai
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Darkness brings more darkness. She was a failure of a mage, incapable of casting even the simplest spells. So of course, she had to go ahead and summon the single most talented mage of his generation as a familiar.

Puppets of Zero by sagitarius

  • Recommended by: Averruncus of the shadows
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A different take on the usual 'replace Saito with X' stories that dominate the Zn T crossover archives. Rather than summon a single familiar, Louise summons the four Averrunci, (starting from Fate to Sextum).

A Summon Goes Wrong: Mahou Gakusei Louise by Nervaqus987

  • Recommended by: Comartemis, Nana Bana
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A completely new twist on the "Louise summons X instead of Saito" plot occurs when Louise summons Evangeline as her familiar only to be caught up in the snap-back on the Infernus Scholasticus. Look out Mahora, class 2-A has a new student!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Unforeseen Consequences by Midnak

Velle Anima by AlfheimWanderer

  • Recommended by: Harouki, Rivenscryr
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Familiar spirits are the mark of those born with magic, their proof of nobility. To partake in their summoning, the most sacred act of all. Come, oh beautiful, sacred, strong familiar spirit, and grant us our heart's desire...

Make a Wish by The Uncreative

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sometimes a single wish is all it takes.

Sword Art Online

The Floating Castle by Racke

  • Recommended by: TheSinful
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Her summon didn't appear, and nobody saw fit to question it. It'd been a cloudy day, and why should they've been looking upwards anyway?
  • Comments: Unlike almost every other story where Louise summons a different familiar and they become all kinds of awesome together, here Louise summons the entirety of Aincrad and never actually learns of the fact. Short but well written, the story explores the very real problems that come from the game suddenly being reality and a new military power appearing in Halkagenia.

Halkegenia Online by Triggerhappy (link)

  • Recommended by: HK87, Savoie, Zarclonia, nitewind, Sinclair, Mt, Ack Sed, aightaight, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Louise got her wish to summon the most impressive familiar in her class when she ripped the entire Alfheim setting out of cyberspace and dumped it over Tristain. There's a giant tree looming over the academy, 61,000 "elves" who don't know why they're suddenly able to feel pain, monsters running amok in the countryside, and one particular black swordsman with an awful sense of deja vu. But what's become of Asuna, and what will the local schemers make of these new arrivals?

Touhou Project

Be careful what you wish for by Vanishing Trooper

  • Recommended by: Redcynic, NachtRitter, nitewind, Mt
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Kazami Yuuka is summoned by Louise, genderflipping in the process. Gardener and Zero, what could go wrong?

Breaking in Rumia by Chibi-Reaper

  • Recommended by: Aegeus, nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Rumia, Youkai of Darkness. She's good at danmaku, but she's also lazy, easily distracted, and mainly sees other humans as a food source. But with her influence, Louise becomes much darker, tackling her problems with violence, swordplay, and explosions.

Gray Morality by DeltaNovember

  • Recommended by: Aelphais
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A perfect and elegant maid is summoned as the familiar of Zero. Sakuya is forced to bide her time serving a false mistress. Remilia is not happy to have her property stolen. Warning: Gets fairly dark.

Border of the Void by TouhouFanatic

  • Recommended by: Kazuka_Aimstinct
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: To fail the familiar summoning ritual means to fail at being a Mage and noble of Tristania. so when Louise Vallière fails her summoning and is given a choice of a different path, where will it lead her but to a land of fantasy: Gensokyo. But how will her friends react to her failure and disappearance?


A Horrible Familiar by Tiamatio

  • Recommended by: Arcanum99
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Untitled Goose Game
  • Synopsis: It's a lovely morning in Halkeginia and you are a horrible goose.

Alpha and Omega by AotA

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Digimon
  • Synopsis: When Louise calls out into the void for a sacred, beautiful, and strong familiar gets what she asks for, only the creature she summons will not bow to a girl that calls him her slave.

An Acolyte of Zero by Shadenight123

  • Recommended by: Rakuro Kamigamaa
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Warcraft
  • Synopsis: Louise...summoned something different. An Acolyte of Warcraft Three, the most basic and seemingly useless unit in the history of the Scourge. However, when you look at it in a different way, the Acolyte can create enormous constructions out of sheer nothingness provided there are resources. The most basic unit, becomes the most important. Especially when it follows his own rules.

The Blade of the Void by DestrinBriar (link)

  • Recommended by: AD World, Patcheresu, speedmaster1337
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Mega Man X
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Zero, with interesting results as Zero comes of a high-tech society to Louise's Late Medieval Europe. Oh, and if women are booty then you might as well start calling Zero His Royal Badassery King Emperor Knight Captain Duke Jesus Double Cap'n Zero. Because he's so powerful he can turn Albion into a crater. Floating and or otherwise. The author really has a knack for writing overpowered characters like Zero.

Child of Zero by Schlub-NoogieRat

  • Recommended by: Ack Sed
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Godzilla: The Series
  • Synopsis: Blah blah Louise summons something els- GODZILLA?! Yes, our favourite mage succeeds in summoning not just any beast, but one of the eggs left over from the attack on New York. It hatches, imprints upon her and Louise is faced with having to feed and house a rapidly-growing lizard the size of a mountain.

A Commander's Path: Road To Freedom by foldguy24

  • Recommended by: IndefinityNumbers
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: Command & Conquer: Generals
  • Synopsis: A US Ranger team finds themselves trapped in a GLA stronghold after destroying their target. A lucky green portal saves them from being roasted by the GLA after being discovered but transports them to a world of a messed-up fairy tale where magic exists. See how soldiers trained by a free-world nation cope against tyrannical rulers and fight for the freedom of the oppressed.

Cry for an Angel by Hydraliskenmaster

  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2018
  • Crossover with: Heaven's Lost Property
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Ikaros as her familiar. The forces of Synapse investigate the worlds to find out what had happened to her.

The Demonic God-Slaying Knight and the Void Magician by Erlkonig

  • Recommended by: Vi2
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Angel Notes
  • Synopsis: Ado Edem, ether liner and wielder of the Slash Emperor, is summoned from the shattered planet of Gaia by Louise. The first thing he has to say? "What a... beautiful sky..." A series of snippets and omakes by Erlkonig on the Beast's Lair forums.
  • Comments: Notable for being one of the few fanfictions of Angel Notes that I've been able to find. There isn't very much of it, but it's fantastic while it lasts.

The Devil of Zero by Knightmare Gundam of Ni

  • Recommended by: KGON, Robinton
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Devil May Cry
  • Synopsis: Vergil, after dying as Nelo Angelo in DMC1, is wrested from his sordid afterlife by Louise's summoning.

Familiar of Zero - Eternal Hawk by hawkeyeriku

  • Recommended by: OathToOblivion, InfiniteFreedom01
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Kamen Rider
  • Synopsis: Hawk Magnus was just escaping some of his school's bullies while on the way to a convention, he wasn't expecting that green circle to be in his way nor was he expecting to be summoned to a world of magic and obtaining powers himself. Now armed with the powers of a villain, he has arrived to Halkeginia as Louise's Familiar. What adventures await him there? Technically crosses with Code Geass as well.

The Familiars of Zero by Corvus no Genmu

  • Recommended by: MyLittleGundam, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Massive Multiplayer Crossover
  • Synopsis: "I beg of you… My slave who lives somewhere in the universe! Oh sacred, beautiful and strong familiar spirit! I desire and here I plead from my heart! Answer to my guidance!" For such powerful magic words they are quite vague are they not? The universe has long since been proven to be far more massive than can be measured and the reflections even more infinite. Beautiful and strong can be defined in numerous ways and differ by one's own views of strength and beauty. However, a plea that comes straight from the heart fueled by a desire created from years of emotional torment by one's peers? That is a voice heard by any who are willing to listen.

The Fearful Void by EarthScorpion

  • Recommended by: nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: First Encounter Assault Recon
  • Synopsis: She was a very disturbed child. Terrible, debilitating nightmares. Hallucinations. Hysteria. She never had a chance at a normal life. But now at least Louise has a chance to summon a beautiful and powerful familiar at the Springtime Summoning Ritual. And somewhere else in the cosmos, a seven year old girl cries for release. Contains scenes of a disturbingly moe/disturbing nature.
  • Notes: Link on SpaceBattles.

The Foundation Must be True by Tankred

  • Recommended by: Marq FJA
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Series
  • Synopsis: Louise summons Nod's advanced military A.I. LEGION — with a Nod MCV as its physical vessel — as her familiar, with the contract spell reprogramming it to have Undying Loyalty to her. ++ALL HAIL THE PROPHET LOUISE — MAY SHE FOREVER BE A BEACON FOR LOST SOULS UNTO THE LAND OF NOD.++

Glory to the Principality of Zero by Qwaar

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Gundam
  • Synopsis: Of all the familiars Louise could've summoned, a seventeen-meter war golem was certainly not one of the things she or anyone else would've expected. Of course, they're not nearly as surprised as one Steve Lazlo Smith, the Zaku's pilot.

A Green Sun Illuminates the Void by EarthScorpion (link)

  • Recommended by: Razorsmile, evilian123, Mt, The Giant Rock
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Exalted
  • Synopsis: Instead of going the same route as every single ZnT fic ever and having her summon yet another character from across the multiverse, Earthscorpion has her attempt the Familiar summoning ... and fail. Not just fail, but fail so badly a representative of Malfeas shows up to offer her a much more exciting alternative.

Herald of the Void by Nim Maj

Knight of the Void by sagitarius

  • Recommended by: kinglugia
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2017)
  • Crossover with: Monster Girl Quest
  • Synopsis: Louise asked for a sacred, beautiful and strong familiar, hoping to gain a dragon, or a manticore, or perhaps a gryphon. She certainly got what she was looking for in the silver-haired teen she summoned. Not that she knows it yet.
  • Comments: Basically a version of Babies Ever After Monster Girl Quest where Luka's son was summoned by Louise. Said son was taught by Alma Elma. I love to see the time when he meets Karin the Heavy Wind.

The Left Hand of the Death God by Farmer Kyle

  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Bleach
  • Synopsis: Gandalfr; The Left Hand of God; This was the familiar of the Founder Brimir that would protect him during Brimir's spell chants. A master of weapons that would take on armies to protect its master. Who better for such a role than someone who has fought both the living and armies of the dead to protect those closest to his heart? Someone whose very name means 'one who protects'?

-little big bang- by Ars Poetica

MagicTale by KTWizard

  • Recommended by: thebluebus
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Undertale
  • Synopsis: In Tristian's Magic Academy, Louise asked the void for the greatest familiar in all the land. In the depths of Waterfall, Undyne wanted to escape the Underground. What happens when these magical worlds collide? Guess this is a case of being careful what you wish for.
  • Comments: Many have said that a part of what makes FoZ fanfics Better Than Canon is that Louise summons a character that does not put up with her attitude. This is one such story. Undyne is just fantastic: she's not afraid to speak her mind, especially when she sees someone being abused while also being amazed at the surface world and being a huge dork who accidentally breaks almost everything she touches and carries Sylphid around to show off her strength. This story is definitely worth a read.

Making Magick by Mashadar

  • Recommended by: throwaawy, Ghingahn
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Magicka
  • Synopsis: When Louise began the Summon Familiar ritual, she had no clue that another group of students were attempting the exact same thing. She has never before been so happy to have the title "the Zero" until now...

Mana Based System by minuseven

  • Recommended by: midorigreen
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: The Gamer
  • Synopsis: Louise awakens after failing to summon a familiar during the "Springtime Summoning Ceremony”, but something is different. Mysterious figments that only she can see above everyone's head and incomprehensible message popping up in front of her. Is she just going crazy or is this the mysterious will of the founder? And what the heck is "The Gamer"?
  • Comments: This is probably both the most original ZnT crossover and The Gamer crossover at the same time. Instead of an overpowered familiar to solve all her problems, Louise instead gains an ability that can master any skill and become insanely powerful extremely quickly, but because she's from a Medieval Fantasy World and doesn't even know what the game in gamer is referring to and thus lacks the knowledge that other crossover have used to make The Gamer overpowered at the start of the story.

No Need for Halkeginian Logic by Midnak

On The Wings Of An Eagle by FernandelDeLaFrance

  • Recommended by: imaithebadass, Unclouded TJ, Ack Sed, becomethemoon
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Assassin's Creed
  • Synopsis: Near the end of his life, Ezio Auditore, once Mentor of the Assassins, decides to serve his order with his dying breath by retrieving an ancient artifact. To his surprise, it whisks him away to a strange country of magic, where old eagles fly again...
  • Notes: Undergoing a rewrite on Sufficient Velocity.

Overlady by EarthScorpion (link)

  • Recommended by: spacemonkey37, Unclouded TJ, Ack Sed, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Overlord
  • Synopsis: A new overlady, you say? She's a little short and flat-chested, although her temper is impressively vile. Oh well. Needs must when needs must. Too long have the lands of Halkeginia gone without true Evil. There are fluffy bunnies and happy ponies all over the place, frolicking! It makes me quite sick! No, it doesn't matter if she wants to or not. Because Evil always finds a way.

Points of Familiarity by Charles Bhepin (link)

  • Recommended by: Comartemis, Shay Guy, Ack Sed
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Synopsis: On one end, a young mage who begged fate for something that would validate her reason for being. At the other, a young man who sought the desolation of his existence. Where they meet, is the terror that would shake the very foundations of magic.
  • Notes: Being rewritten as Surrogate of Zero.

Queen of the Void by AhrounDragon

  • Recommended by: Marq FJA
  • Status: Dead (last updated February 2017)
  • Crossover with: Alien vs. Predator
  • Synopsis: Inspired by Herald of the Void, this story begins when Louise's attempt to perform the Summoning Ritual gives her a Xenomorph Queen and her hive as her familiars, saving the latter from otherwise total annihilation at the hands of a Predator hunting party. In the process, she finds herself becoming effectively the highest-ranking Hive Queen in her Xenomorph familiars' Hive Mind.

Rurouni Familiar by Slavok

  • Recommended by: Ghingahn
  • Status: Hiatus (hasn't been updated since 5/23/18, without notice from the author)
  • Crossover with: Rurouni Kenshin
  • Synopsis: It's a dangerous business, becoming a wanderer. You step onto that road, and there's no telling where you might end up. But for Soujiro, it was never about the destination, it was about finding the truth, and if he finds it in Halkeginia, that's perfectly fine.

Stalker Zero by TheannaTheWhite (link)

  • Recommended by: helltamirre, Nottheunmaker, Aelphais
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: STALKER
  • Synopsis: Failing the Springtime Familiar Summoning was fate for Louise de la Valliére, but nothing could have prepared her for the consequences. While Tristain becomes a twisted shadow of its former self, Louise finds herself in a world where nearly everything is out to kill her and the fabric of reality has been warped beyond recognition. Welcome to the Zone, Louise. A nice reversal of usual ZnT fanfic "Louise summons X instead Saito" story. Set in Call of Pripyat timeline.

Star Wars Episode I: The Familiar of Zero by Snarky Miracles

  • Recommended by: Aelphais, Fireinheat
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Star Wars
  • Synopsis: On the verge of being expelled from school, Louise Valliere refuses to give up. Her final chance to prove herself worthy of her heritage is to summon a familiar. But she gets much more than she bargained for when the frightening Calista Zarkot crashes into her life. Instead of becoming the master, Louise has become the servant and learns what it means to be Sith...
  • Comments: According to the author, sequels are in the works.

Stigma of the Void by Leo Septem

  • Recommended by: Unclouded TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Kaze no Stigma
  • Synopsis: Louise Valliere wanted a strong familiar to prove that she wasn't a failure. What she got was the only living Contractor in existence, Kazuma Yagami. Louise summoned Kazuma prior to the start of his series.

Storms Overhead by Lione 'Tabuukilla' Fortuna (link)

  • Recommended by: MagusPandora
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: inFAMOUS
  • Synopsis: He was known as the Wrath of Odin, Zeus' Rage... and monster, But yet, all he desired was to redeem himself in the eyes of the world that had seen him as nothing but a monster. Defending several Conduit children, he holds up against the militia in a final act of redemption. But just as death comes for him... a pink haired mage calls for a familiar.
  • Comments: TotalAbsolutism: This story starts off... poorly. It adheres to the common yet inaccurate fanon idea of the Familiar Runes being mind control devices of some sort which isn't even remotely accurate; their only displayed mental interference function is to suppress homesickness. Louise also reacts very poorly to her familiar even though he's not being a pervert like Saito. But for all that I felt it improved enough to be worth carrying on with and I enjoyed it in spite of a poor initial impression.

Summoning the Sun by Mashadar

  • Recommended by: Tiroth, nitewind
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Ōkami
  • Synopsis: She begged for a beautiful, sacred and strong familiar. She never expected how sacred a certain white wolf could be.

Team Zero by Cataquack Warrior

  • Recommended by: GoldenDarkness
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Pokémon
  • Synopsis: Team Rocket never expected to find themselves with a new Boss, especially the young untalented Louise the Zero. With no twerps and Pikachu to chase after, Team Rocket decides to serve their new Boss with full gusto, and show the land of Halkeginia she's no Zero. Whether Louise likes it or not.
  • Notes: Alternate link.

Through the World Door by Leo Septem

  • Recommended by: Shadow Arisato
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: High School D×D
  • Synopsis: Saito Hiraga, the Gandalfr, has finally returned to his homeworld of Earth after a year of trials, suffering, and enslavement in the land of magic and monsters, Halkeginia. But even on Earth, he is not safe from the supernatural. And even on Earth, he may just find himself bound by the chains of servitude once more...
  • Comments: This is not your average "Louise-has-a-familiar-that's-not-Saito" fanfic crossover. It's one where Saito returns to Earth and with his Gandalfr abilities intact. However... Well, just read and find out what happens. It looks promising with its very detailed and long chapters.

The True Zero by The Distorted Shadow

  • Recommended by: Shadow Arisato
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Persona 3
  • Synopsis: Arisato Minato sacrificed himself to prevent the fall, however he was definitely not expecting to suddenly appear in a different world to be the familiar of an over aggressive loli.

Unfamiliar by Cpl_Facehugger (link)

Zero's Bullet by The Woodsman

  • Recommended by: TheSinful
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Hellsing
  • Synopsis: The Huntress has escaped her Zamiel. Now she finds herself trapped on an unfamiliar world where nothing makes sense. What's more, she has become the contracted familiar to a no talent young mage known as the Zero. This is a story of blood, gore, madness and carnage. This is the story of Zero's Bullet.
  • Comments: Louise summons Rip Van Winkle as her familiar, who manages to stay evil while also being humanized. The story switches from light and amusing (Rip protesting she didn't steal a parasol but found it) to dark and horrific (Rip eating Siesta). Sadly, with the author dead there's no chance of it being completed.

Zero Interface by Golden Arms

  • Recommended by: TheSinful
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Ranma ½
  • Synopsis: Ranma taunts his father on his first day of school at Furinkan, only to end up falling through a portal that leads him to Halkeginia. However, just because Ranma is made Louise's familiar doesn't mean he's taking it lying down.
  • Comments: Imagine a story that combines all the zany harem antics of Ranma ½ with the zany harem antics of The Familiar of Zero; that's Zero Interface. While the story has plenty of dramatic and awesome moments, the real draw is the comedy. Especially when Ranma's curse changes from turning into a female version of himself to turning into whichever woman he kissed last and Louise getting an empathetic link with Ranma. So if say, Ranma has lustful thoughts towards someone, so does Louise.

Zero's Noble Overlord by Shintouyu

  • Recommended by: WolfOfBlades
  • Status: Dead, and its rewrite is also Dead
  • Crossover: Overlord
  • Synopis: The Overlord, man of many titles and known for his noble deeds, was to be forever trapped in the Abyss. Yet, one day, a portal opens up and allows him to escape from his eternal prison, and thus he becomes the guardian familiar of a little strawberry blond girl.
  • Notes: Was being rewritten as Strawberry And Knight, last update was back in 2013.

Zero's Shock by Rogue Vector (link)

Zero to Infinity by McCree114

  • Recommended by: vegeta002
  • Status: Dead
  • Crossover with: Halo
  • Synopsis: Louise's familiar summoning attempts to reach out and take Saito Hiraga as per usual except this time Saito is a sailor aboard the UNSC Infinity. Louise not only summons Saito but inadvertently takes the Infinity and some of her escorts to Halkeginia, changing the destiny of every intelligent life form there forever.

I will summon a dragon! by Snipern0sniping

  • Recommended by: Kazuka_Aimstinct
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Skyrim
  • Sypnosis: Louise's mouth writes a check that she isn't sure she can carry out, but if she can it would be the most important event to happen in Tristan. Dragon Dovahkiin and elf problems ahead.



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