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The Eastern Europe Soap Opera

Russia (on Belarus): "Belarus, my little sister. She's a real beauty, and it seems she loves me very much, huh. (She is) A girl with a strong heart and will. In a negative way."

Estonia - Eduard von Bock

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Hello! I'm the one who usually doesn't stand out, Estonia! Do you remember me?

Voiced by: Atsushi Kousaka (JP), Mike McFarland (EN)



Latvia - Raivis Galante

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If you don't have friends ... things will...your heart and body will.. it'll be so tough...* sob*

Voiced by: Kazutada Tanaka (JP), Ryan Reynolds (EN)



Lithuania - Toris Lorinaitis

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Ever since returning, I've been worked to the point of no sleep... It must be because Russia is pissed off...

Voiced by: Ken Takeuchi (JP), Josh Grelle (EN)


Finland: He's usually so kind, but in battle his aura and face change.

  • Diving Save: In the Battle of Tannenburg, Lithuania saves Poland just as Prussia is about to bring a sword down on his head, as well as having a knife against Prussia's throat. Poland lampshades the trope when he remarks on how Lithuania was "totally late".
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Belarus, even when she hates him and makes it very clear.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Used to have one as a kid, and the puppy barked and whimpered at the sight of... Russia. Who apparently wasn't crazy back then.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In the outsourcing strips he is shown befriending the Whale and Tony, the alien.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has several, assumed in fanon to be due to Russia's abuse (it has been hinted, but not stated outright in the comics). Which Poland discovers in the bath.
  • Green Eyes: In the manga.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Poland.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Lithuania and Poland's friendship comes off as extremely one-sided, and though Lithuania is frequently exasperated by Poland's antics, he still works hard to stay with and protect him. After all, the alternative is Russia.
    • Following the 'Liet's Scars' strip, and the original 'Meeting of the World' strip (in which Poland confronts the much feared Russia in Lithuania's defence), alongside the new character profiles, it seems that their friendship is much less one-sided than in the initial strips. Poland's character has changed over the years, and he is much less selfish in the newer strips.
      • A scanlated strip has a dream sequence in which a younger Lithuania tells Poland that he hates him for being so selfish. Poland's response? "I, like, totally don't care what [Lithuania] thinks of me. Even if you, like, hate me, it totally doesn't change that I like you." Then he says that he'll try to be less selfish. The expression he uses in Japanese can also just as easily mean 'love'.
    • When on a date [dead link], he seems to remain completely oblivious to Belarus' antics.
  • In-Series Nickname: Poland calls Lithuania "Liet"; it comes from Lietuvos, the endonym for Lithuania.
  • Love Martyr: Lithuania's one-sided crush on Belarus certainly comes off as this trope. He constantly overlooks her violent tendencies... hell, he was perfectly okay with her breaking all of his fingers.
    • Actually he just didn't notice, and Belarus' violent tendencies either, it's made apparant that he didn't realize the condition his fingers were in til Poland pointed it out and even then he just assumed that his fingers could bend that way while Belarus broke his remaining nonfractured fingers.
  • Not So Above It All: Sure, most of the time Lithuania is portrayed as a genuine Nice Guy amongst the insanity of Russia and Poland, but he does occasionally express frustration, particularly with Poland.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": So was it Laurinaitis, Lolinaitis, Rolinatis, or what? Also, Toris? Taurys? Tauras?
    • Or Tolys, which exists and is actually Lithuanian.
      • Tolys is only a shortening, and the names it shortens are extremely uncommon anyway.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: A common Fanon interpretation when paired up with Russia.
  • Wimpification: He often gets written as such by fans, usually due to his Yamato Nadeshiko tendencies.
    • To wit: You know you're wimpified when you're regularly shown being topped by a crossdresser that loves ponies and talks like a Valley Girl.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: He qualifies as a male version: he's sweet, hard-working, good at cooking and housekeeping, and a massive Woobie.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He never seems to get what he wants. Because of Russia, Poland and Lithuania are split apart. For a while, Lithuania works for America and much prefers that life, but the Great Depression hits and he has to go back to working for Russia. When he finally gets a date with his crush Belarus, she breaks his fingers.


Poland - Feliks Łukasiewicz

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Do you think our wheat would sell more if we dyed it, like, blue?

Voiced by: Kazutada Tanaka (JP), Ryan Bijan (EN, Hetalia: Axis Powers), Joel McDonald (EN Hetalia: World Series)


Poland: I'll invoke Poland's rule! It'll always be my turn!


Belarus - Natalia Arlovskaya

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Damn doorknob, getting between me and my older brother! [Rips it out] Brotheeer, that obstinate knob is no more. Now then, let's get married married married married...

Voiced by: Urara Takano (JP), Monica Rial (EN)


Belarus (after seeing that she doesn't have "the mark"): "TOO BAD I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, YOU BALL SUCKER!"

Belarus: Dear brother... Why will you not give your signature to our marriage papers? Have you already chosen another one to give your signature to? ...YOU! IT'S YOU! THIS WAS YOUR DOING! UNFORGIVABLE! UNFORGIVABLE! UNFORGIVABLE!
Ukraine: I'm sorry for being such a bewitching older sister...

  • Tomboyish Ponytail: During the 2011 Bloodbath.
  • What Could Have Been: According to this blog entry, Belarus originally was supposed to be a brunette and quite more mellow and stable. A remnant of this idea can be seen in her first colored manga appearance, where her facial expression when threatening Latvia is a little less severe, while her hair and eyes are both colored brown.
  • When She Smiles: In the latest Christmas series, one of Finland's tasks is to get a shot of Belarus smiling. Once convinced that Russia is watching the show, she gives us this (before assaulting Finland). Wow.
    • She also gives a very small, almost unnoticeable smirk at the end of the 2011 Halloween Event that is also very adorable.


Ukraine

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I'm sorry, little Russia! I'm sure we'll meet again! Waaaaah!

Voiced by: Yuki Masuda (JP), Lydia Mackay (EN)


  • Adaptation Dye Job: Some manga illustrations show her with a darker, more yellowy blond hair color while the anime gives her platinum blond.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: From her newest profile: "She may look like a crybaby, but is in fact Russia's fearsome sister who will stand her ground to the last."
    • One of the "Sheep Counting" drama CDs has her subtly manipulating Russia into doing what she wants before counting sheep for him...

Little Ukraine: You should just thank me by making Kiev successful, okay?
Little Russia: Big Sis's so evil-minded!!

Russia: Nobody's answering the door.
Latvia: Is that her? Do I hear booby bounce?

Ukraine: "Bring out the milk-makers!"

Russia: "I don't think it's really going to work for me..."

Russia (on Ukraine): "She has a big heart and is often targeted because of it. She's a bit of a crybaby too."

    • Also takes care of Poland in the Halloween Event, so it may be implied that she is also this to the rest of the Eastern Block nations.
  • Tempting Fate: In Volume 4, a younger Ukraine teaches Russia her magic words to help her fight. These end up being "Just bring out the milkmakers."

"In present day Ukraine's news there is quite high probability of breasts showing up."

  • Tender Tears
  • What Could Have Been: Ukraine was to originally have a more average-sized chest, but in contrast, her personality would have been less dignified and she was to be even more unlucky.
  • Yandere: Her character song with Belarus hints that she is the same as she is in terms of her feelings for Russia. She even apologizes for being a "Bewitching sister". Guess it runs in the family.
    • Speaking of "Bewitching sister", she sounds more "mockingly sorry" than "honestly sorry".