ISML2008 #10(53-10)/Final #14(0-2)
ISML2009 #14(49-14)/Final #14(0-2)
Ten-year-old Nanoha finds a magical ferret, in fact a transformed archeologist from another planet, and agrees to help him on his quest to collect numerous dangerous artifacts known as the Jewel Seeds. Nanoha starts her adventure humbly, but quickly shows signs of being a combat genius, improvising and improving on what she's taught - starting with eradicating that lengthy incantation to get battle ready and showing she has a talent for long-range magic.
Like other magical girls, Nanoha is a caring magic user - a warm heart that desires to help and save people. Very unlike most other magical girls, who go by "Peace through Love", Nanoha goes by the philosophy of "Peace through Superior Firepower". Fate Testarossa, her rival in collecting Jewel Seeds, was befriended by earnest words which slowly touched her heart... and by being blasted with an unhealthily impossible magnitude of magical destruction. This hardly means Nanoha is a trigger happy monster. She merely tries to talk first, and if words fail, puts her feelings in her (non-lethal, no matter what the collateral damage looks like) firepower - she follows the martial artist's way of communicating. Nanoha is strong-willed and hard-working, but she is also a sweet girl who is easy to get along with provided you aren't doing something highly disagreeable to her sense of morals. Normally such an attitude is associated with villains. Even when called a devil by an opponent trying to hold back tears, Nanoha does not back down. "Call me a devil if you want. If that's what it takes, I will use my hellish power to make you listen to my words."
Ten years after the start of her magical journey, Nanoha still gets along very well with Fate (see: giant double-bed in their room), is still oblivious of any romance with her archeologist friend and has not lost her "Peace through Superior Firepower gained from pushing yourself too hard" approach to saving those dear to her. Her friends and family have been briefed on her magic and she has moved to the capital city of mage society, working as an Ace Trainer. She loves her job to the point of refusing promotions to stay on the front line, bringing Training From Hell to more cadets. Instead of finding romantic love, she finds maternal love.