Saito Chevalier de Hiraga

Saito Profile

Saito Chevalier de Hiraga
斎藤 シュヴァリエ ド 平賀
(Saitō Shuvuariē do Hiraga)

Saito de Hiraga des Ornière
斎藤 シュヴァリエ ド 平賀 デース オルーニユェル
(Saitō Shuvuariē do Hiraga dēsu Oruniērū)
(Gandāruvu, lit. God's Left Hand)

(Rīfutorashīru, lit. God's Heart)

Stupid Dog
(Baka Inu)

Vice-Captain of the Ondine Knights
Manga Zero no Tsukaima Chapter 1
Anime The Familiar of Zero Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Satoshi Hino
English Jonathan Meza
Korean Jang Kim
Personal Information
Birthdate December 9
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Age 17
Height 172 cm (5'8")
Gender Male Male
Classifications Familiar spirit
Student (in Earth)
Plebeian (in Halkeginia)
Favorite Food Teriyaki Burger
Dislikes His P.E. teacher
Tristain Academy of Magic
Powers and Abilities
Runes Gandálfr (God's Left Hand)
Lífþrasir (God's Heart)
Mistresses Louise de la Vallière
Tiffania Westwood
Special Skills Action games
Hobby Internet
Louise de la Vallière (wife)
Significant Other
Derflinger (partner)

Saito Chevalier de Hiraga (斎藤·シュヴァリエ·ド·平賀, Saitō Shuvuariē do Hiraga) is one of the two title characters (the other being Louise de la Vallière) and the male protagonist of the series, The Familiar of Zero. He is the familiar spirit of Louise de la Vallière and is otherwise known as Gandálfr or God's Left Hand. After marrying Louise, he is later known as Saito Chevalier de Hiraga de Ornielle (斎藤·シュヴァリエ·ド·平賀·ド·オルーニユェル, Saitō Shuvuariē do Hiraga do Oruniērū).


Saito is from present-day Earth, explicitly from Tokyo, Japan.

Summoning Ceremony Arc

While walking down the streets, a portal opened in front of him, falling at Tristain Academy of Magic. Initially, Saito had no idea where he was, and was in total perplexion.

Runes on Left Hand

There are runes engraved in Saito's left hand as an outcome of being obliged with Louise. These runes read Gandalfr or Gundolf, and glow when Gandalfr's powers galvanize. As a Gandalfr, a familiar spirit who endures to defend a Void Mage, Saito has the power to any entity which can be utilized as a weapon at an exceedingly high level of dexterity. He also becomes extensively stronger, faster and tougher. This physical escalation fades more or less rapidly when he stops using the power, which may result falling cataleptic or unconscious if he had been beforehand wounded. As his runes are on his left hand, Saito is said to be the left hand of god.

Saito's Partner

In order for Saito to have a weapon, Louise buys a tawdry sword, which is actually the talking sword, Derflinger. Derflinger later revealed that he was once the partner of a Gandalfr from six thousand years ago, and being partnered with Saito is no coincidence.

First Attempt to Escape from Louise Arc

On his first attempt to flee from Louise, Saito sees Guiche with Katie, a first year, and listens to their conversation, which he used to "insult" Guiche, which is the effect of their fight. Before the fight happened, he also saw Kirche with a man, then came out to the exit. Unfortunately, the group catches up with him, with Guiche controlling Saito.

Fight of Saito and Guiche Arc

As an insult was affronted unto Guiche, Saito accepts Guiche's challenge, where they should fight at the Vestry Field. The cause of this battle is when Montmorency slapped Guiche, wherein he became utterly embarrassed. Firstly, Louise stops Saito into getting into the match, but didn't regret since Saito won.


Saito is a young man with blue eyes and black hair. He wears a blue, loose, long-sleeved jacket-like top with raised collar. He wore a pair of jeans and a pair of blue, white-colored soled rubber shoes.


Saito's personality is commonly cheery yet he blows up easily when anyone is vulnerable, especially Louise. Though he wishes to go back to his home, he acclimatizes to his peculiar new status comparatively quickly.


  • Saito asleep after Louise summoned him.
  • The runes on Saito's left hand.
  • The runes on Saito's hand glows.
  • Saito wearing the Medusa glasses.
  • Saito in chains.
  • Saito beats up a Valkyrie Guiche summoned.
  • Saito after he won between him and Guiche.
  • Saito on his first attempt to escape from Louise.
  • Saito points out to Katie where Guiche went.
  • Saito and Siesta's first meeting.
  • Saito sings an insult after knowing why her classmates call her "The Zero Louise".
  • Saito pleads to Louise to let him eat after insulting her.
  • Saito's tears roll down.
  • Saito using Derflinger
  • Saito in the First opening


  • Saito is named after Gennai Hiraga, an Edo period Japanese scientist.
  • His name is written as "Ability Man".


  • "Ah, finally the exit!"
  • "T-Tres bien!"
  • (In his dream) "A Japan without Louise's presence... It would be meaningless to return back home! Louise... Louise!!!"
  • "I'm not a man if I can't make the girl I love smile!"


Familiar Spirits
Saito Hiraga · Flame · Verdante · Robin · Sylphid/Irukukwu

Tristain Academy of Magic
Students Louise de la Vallière · Tabitha · Kirche von Anhalt Zerbst · Guiche de Gramont · Montmorency de Montmorency · Tiffania Westwood · Beatrice von Guldenhorf · Malicorne de Grandple · Katie
Staff Osmond · Miss Longuevuille · Colbert Jean · Mrs Chevreuse · Eléonore de la Vallière · Cattleya de la Fontaine · Agnès de Milan
Maids Siesta
Plebeians Saito Hiraga