|Saito Chevalier de Hiraga|
|Saito Chevalier de Hiraga|
斎藤 シュヴァリエ ド 平賀
(Saitō Shuvuariē do Hiraga)
Saito de Hiraga des Ornière
|Vice-Captain of the Ondine Knights|
|Manga||Zero no Tsukaima Chapter 1|
|Anime||The Familiar of Zero Episode 1|
|Height||172 cm (5'8")|
|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|
|Special Skills|| Action games|
|Louise de la Vallière (wife)|
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.
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 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!"
|Louise de la Vallière · Saito Hiraga|
|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|