Axis Powers Hetalia/Characters/Justice Destiny Strike Freedom
Justice Destiny Strike Freedom
- The Alliance: The Allies, of course.
- Aloof Ally: Russia and China tend to keep out of America's, England's and France's antics, both preferring to work alone.
- Always Someone Better: America and England have a bit of a rivalry. No matter what England does, America does it better. But on Halloween, England takes advantage of America's fear of ghosts and wins their competition of who will be scared first 87 years straight. (However, when America enlists Japan's help...)
- Black Magic: England uses a creepy Black Cloak ritual to curse Germany.
- White Magic: But Russia uses the Orthodox Church to curse Japan.
- Five-Man Band: The Allied Forces can be seen like this, to some degree. Roles are subjected to change, of course:
- The Hero: America (or so he wants to believe)
- The Lancer: England (Straight Man and sort of The Rival to America, sometimes Team Dad / Only Sane Man)
- The Big Guy: Russia (The tallest and most unstable of the group)
- The Smart Guy: China (He's 4000 years old and the most knowledgeable about things) getting hassle even from the Allies until he ditches his traditional robes for a Mao suit.)
- The Chick / The Heart: France (The most traditionally bishonen and always romantic)
- Sixth Ranger: Canada (Whose presence is rarely noticed by the other Allies and sometimes mistaken for America.)
- Flower Motifs: Fandom never misses an opportunity to depict Russia with sunflowers and England with roses (England's national flower). And then there's France and his own roses...
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: America is cheerful, idealistic, brash, if a little too much. England is his cynical, grouchy, critical, sometimes underhand, longtime 'frenemy'.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Other Guy: They're also this.
- England can also be the Red Oni to France's Blue Oni.
- Talking to Himself: America and Canada are both voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in Japanese and Eric Vale in English.
- Tsundere: England is heavy on The Smirk, especially when around America. When he's in deredere mode, though, he sometimes shows such vulnerability that he qualifies as The Woobie. He's also called Tsundere by both fandom and Word of God (specifically, the Drama CDs and some author notes).
- America is an odd variation of the Type B Tsundere. He has a penchant for stepping on people's toes with his rampant KY-ness, cheerful Love Freak mannerisms and occasional bouts of arrogance, but England seems to be the only one he deliberately teases and yanks his emotions around. On the other hand, he shows sadness and melancholy as he remembers their past together and also displays childish yet genuine worry when the other's sick (once he even brings him back to life with his teasing), he complains about England's food but eats it anyway, and for all his complaints and teasings, he seems to hold genuine affection for England.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: England has this kind of relationship with both America and France, to varying extents.
- To a lesser extent, the Allies are this. They bicker a lot and only barely manage to get along, but in the end they've got each other's backs.
- Will They or Won't They?: America and England. My God, the Ship Tease between them...
Lithuania: R-Russia! Everyone was pretending not to hear anything!
England: W-what? Everyone's awake, after all?
France: That's because you were having a lover's quarrel here.
England: Don't say it was a lover's quarrel!
Japan: Well, it's not like we were peeping and such...
- Hell, even Tony can see it in this mini-drama:
England: That's why! The alien and friends over there, just shut up! You have been trying to irritate me since just now.
America: Even if you said that, the truth is you just wanted to sleep together in the same room in the same way we did in the past, right?
Tony: Love me bubu. Kiss me bubu.
- The dub also lampshades this, with France asking if they're done "releasing sexual tensions".
US of A - Alfred F. Jones
Now is the time we allies must take a stand for the sake of the world! Should we not fight in the name of justice? Let our hammer of righteousness strike deep into the heart of this evil! Starting with this lame-o Italy!
- Adorkable: He's practically a comic book geek for crying out loud.
- Adult Child: Often acts like one.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Two of his hobbies are "archaeology" and "adventures".
- America Saves the Day: So much that he's the picture on the main page.
- Attention Whore: So much so that, when he isn't the center of attention, he loses his will to do absolutely anything.
- Big Eater: America loves all matter of junk food, especially hamburgers. One strip features him becoming concerned about his weight causing him to try out different diets. (He still appears fit no matter what, of course.) "My vocabulary can be a little intimidating; I'll stop eating this absurd pile of hamburgers so you can focus better."
- Apparently he hides tons of sweets and junk food under his clothes. Observe.
- Boisterous Bruiser: America is very eager and happy to fight the Axis Powers.
- Captain Obvious: "It's not working!"
- Chainsaw Good: In his Halloween costume as a Shout-Out to Friday the 13 th of course.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He always feels the need to be the hero in every situation.
- Cluster F-Bomb: We could call it a nuclear F bomb!
- To explain: Himaruya used him to demonstrate an American movie that was heavy on Cluster F-Bomb.
- Cool Plane: Planes seem to be a motif, seeing as he has one on his bomber jacket and likes to show England his airplane designs. He has one in the third chapter which comes from a design in an old Disney cartoon.
- Stealth Insult: From England, but America doesn't seem to bother hiding his response.
- The Ditz: The 'lovable/obnoxious Adult Child' variety. Also the space case.
- Dumb Blond: Sometimes.
- Eagle Land: America is a relatively benign mix of both flavors.
- Establishing Character Moment: His introduction has this exchange:
America: Okay--let's start from the be-gin-ning! England, you're my backup! Next, France! You're my backup! Uh, who's next...China, I'll have him as my backup. Lastly, Russia! Yours is the grave duty of backing me up!
Russia: Um, may I ask a question? What will you do?
America: Mm, that's actually a very good question, Russia! I'll be the hero, of course!
- Friend to All Living Things: As a child, he loved playing with bunnies. As an adult, he befriends whales and even aliens (hi, Tony). Ironically, this doesn't mean that he cares one bit about global warming, though.
- But what about his giant robot to combat global warming?
- He's probably more interested in the giant robot aspect... (see his birthday strip)
- Recently taken to even more extreme levels with him being friends with the unicorn England gave him for his bicentennial, even though he still can't see it.
- But what about his giant robot to combat global warming?
- Genius Ditz: Very good with aircraft and computers, despite his lack of common sense and geography skills.
- Global Ignorance: The embodiment of the trope. In one strip he mentions that he gets a headache whenever he has to look at any map that's not of himself.
- Heroic Wannabe: "I'll be the hero, of course!"
- Heterosexual Life Partners: With Japan.
- Hollywood Pudgy: Spoofed; he believes he's gaining weight, but he doesn't look any different and Word of God says that he's actually gaining muscle and simply fails to realize it over his paranoia.
- Humiliation Conga: He gets one handed down by him during the Great Depression when he screwed up and racked up a huge debt causing the other nations' ecenomies to blunder except Russia's.
- Idiot Hair: Represents Nantucket.
- Idiot Hero: So damn much, indeed.
- Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: He hasn't even heard of them.
- This has been retconned to represent the recent recession. Worse yet, America's cold spreads.
- The Great Depression is too big for any mere metaphor. Here it is.
- Instant Waking Skills: In the drama CD, he goes from being half-awake to on his feet rushing to get ready for work when he sees he's going to be late (thankfully for him Lithuania readied everything for him).
- It Runs on Nonsensoleum: He comes up with crazy inventions like a gun that makes people fall in love or a giant space robot to stop global warming. They never seem to get very far.
- To be more specific, the gun was meant to make enemy soldiers fall in love with each other. If you thought it was just a joke, the joke's on you.
- Justice Will Prevail: He says things such as "Should we not fight in the name of justice?" and "I support you in the name of justice!".
- Large Ham: He is often very energetic and loud, commanding all the attention for himself.
- Not to mention the character songs. There's a reason why it's HAMburger street, evidently.
- Love Freak: He is "a nation of pioneers who think of everything in a positive light, is quick to take action, and loves heroes, justice, freedom, as well as hamburgers." He also gives a Rousing Speech talking about justice and defeating the evil Axis Powers in the beginning of Chapter Two.
- Master of the Mixed Message: At least as far as England is concerned.
- Megaton Punch: He pulls one off in the Hetalia movie against the aliens. It was awesome.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: So, really, what does that "F" stand for?
- Non-Human Sidekick: He has whales and the visitor from outer space named Tony (who hates England for some reason, but is fond of Lithuania).
- Nonuniform Uniform: In Gakuen Hetalia. He wears his bomber jacket instead of the required school jacket.
- Well... it is modified to look like a letter jacket, so maybe he's on a sports team.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Since he is America, he's blond and blue-eyed.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: America actually doesn't need his glasses for any vision purposes. The glasses represent Texas (he gets them around the time of its annexation) but it really looks like an opportunity to make him cuter.
- Say My Name: "EEEEENGLAAAAAAAND!!!!"
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: His relationship with Canada is often portrayed as this, with him as the manly man.
- Slasher Smile: America has this while wielding a chainsaw along with Scary Shiny Glasses. Probably the only time America didn't look his normal self. Though it was only scary due to Canada's paranoia, as America was just using his chainsaw normally.
- Specs of Awesome
- Stepford Smiler: Fanfics often portray him as one of these. Even when canon shows him as being really that happy and childlike.
- If he is one, he's most likely a minor case instead of being a full-blown version.
- Super Strength: Even as a child, America could pick up a buffalo and swing it around like a toy. He also can run around while dragging a car.
- Super Strong Child
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: At the Allied Forces meeting, America and the pictures of the different Allies on the chalkboard. The others figure it out though. Interestingly, they work it out not just because he's the only one praising it, but also because he points out it's obviously done in American cartoon style.
- It doesn't help that his own portrait is the only one that has sparkles around it.
- Talking to Himself: Both Katsuyuki and Eric also voice Canada.
- Totally Radical: In the dub. Given that America's an Adult Child it works for him.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Burgers.
- Twinkle Smile: America does this at one point during an Allied Forces meeting.
- Unnecessary Combat Roll: He pulls one off during the Hetalia Movie with backflips. It was awesome.
- Verbal Tic: When he talks business, he ends his sentences with "-gates".
- What Could Have Been: According to volume 3 originally he was supposed to be smarter, more cheeky and more handsome.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: America is irrationally afraid of even the mention of ghosts. Oddly, he doesn't mind the aliens that hang around his house. Apparently, on Halloween, he inherits England's second sight for a moment, which is terrifying for him.
- Wimpification: Fanfic writers writers frequently forget about his super strength in order to make him a Woobie.
England/UK of GB and NI - Arthur Kirkland
Ahh, fuck it all! You only got so far thanks to me prat, don't you dare act cocky with me!
- Actor Allusion: Isn't it funny how the voice actor of the person that worked with King Arthur is now another Arthur who is Britain himself?
- Adaptation Dye Job: Alternatively appears with dark or light blond hair in the manga, but it became a saturated yellow-blond shade for the anime.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He apparently has a crush on America. The most obvious hint is the Valentine's strip where England gives America some chocolates while blushing and being all embarrassed. America giving mixed signals (mocking England in one moment, claiming to be hurt because England didn't give him Valentine's chocolates in the next) doesn't exactly help matters, and neither does the fact that they're both Tsundere and heavy on the tsun.
- Amazing Freaking Grace: His ringtone on his cellphone.
- The Archer: Some sketches of child!England have him with bow and arrows as his Weapon of Choice
- Back from the Dead: He actually died during the 'England Caught A Cold' strips. Fortunately, America restored him back to life.
- Big Brother Mentor: He used to be this to America (and Canada) until it all went wrong.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: A sign of being a gentleman. Or something. And they're even bigger in the anime.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Due to the expansive nature of the British Empire and subsequent Commonwealth, fandom sometimes depicts him as the head of a large extended family including (so far): Australia, Canada, Cameroon, Hong Kong, Sealand, Seychelles, New Zealand and the USA.
- Black Magic: His specialty. At one point, he tries to summon something evil and ends up with Russia.
- White Magic: His Britannia Angel magic is a little less evil. Well, a lot sillier.
- British Coppers: In heaven, the police are British...
- The British Empire: Embodied by his days as a conquering pirate.
- The British Invasion: As well as a pirate, he is also depicted as a rock guitarist in fan artworks (twice in official art), most probably as a nod to England's famous rock heritage.
- British Stuffiness: Evidenced with the disapproving and often despairing attitude he displays towards his compatriots, but it's also averted- he's a former delinquent with a Hair-Trigger Temper, a foul mouth and bad drinking habits.
- Brits With Battleships: He references his impressive naval history in his image song "Absolutely Invincible British Gentleman."
England: (translated) "The seven seas are like my backyard, romance and plundering, I manage holiday houses in India and Hong-Kong!"
- Butt Monkey
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Episode 26 gives us a hilarious example of this.
- Cassandra Truth: Even though England can see magical creatures (such as Flying Mint Bunny and the Japanese demons who are slowly fading away from the country's consciousness), almost nobody else can. So whenever he starts interacting with them, everyone else assumes he's gone off his rocker.
- Other countries seem to be able to see the creatures when they go to England's house. America sees them on Halloween.
- Of course the only one who actually believes him is Norway, who can also see magical creatures as shown in Hetalia Bloodbath 2011.
- Characterization Marches On: Oh sure, he was also a Tsundere for America back then, but remember the time he tried to essentially kill America (by making him sit in the Busby's chair) all because of America's slip-up about beating him?
- Cloak and Dagger: England is the best of the Allied Forces when it comes to spying.
England: ...When it comes to spies, no country can beat the great England!
- Cluster F-Bomb: He has the filthiest mouth of all the characters. Besides Tony, of course.
- Code Name of sorts: He's England but he represents the entire United Kingdom as well, so in the Japanese original he's called "Britain" (igirisu), even in historical periods when Great Britain didn't exist.
- In Japanese fanworks he's usually called by his "real name", England (ingurando) by his older brothers, and sometimes by other countries as well before the 18th century.
- Cool Chair: He once tries to get back at America by tricking him into sitting on "Yorkshire's Infamous 'Sit and You Die' Busby Stoop Chair". Russia gets to it first and manages to out-evil it, causing it to explode.
- Covert Pervert: In the first chapter of the (published) manga, "Meeting of the World" he's reading porn during the meeting. France cites several sexual records held by British people. And then there's his "battle uniform". Fandom often depicts him as secretly being kinkier than France.
- France even asserts that this is the case, telling him that he's giving his title of the "Erotic Ambassador" to him.
- Cry Cute: "Cleaning Up The Storage". That's all.
- Cuteness Proximity: England is very affectionate to the nice spirits that follow him around (i.e, Flying Mint Bunny, a unicorn, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell). Since no one else can see those spirits, they assume he's gone a little crazy.
- Darker and Edgier: Due to the extensive and unpleasant history of British imperalism, he is extremely prone to this trope in fanworks, sometimes to the point of being an irredeemable Manipulative Bastard. May overlap with the Die for Our Ship entry below.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Snark Knight: He can drift into this territory occasionally.
- Defrosting Ice Lord: He seems to be cold at first, but is surprisingly devoted to those he becomes friends with.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The animated rendition of "England is about to die" strips have the bed-ridden England with feverish eyes, fever-reddened cheeks, slurred speech, slow breathing, etc. Something like this, if you wonder.
- Doting Older Brother: Towards little America, at any rate. He's not nearly as close to Canada (whom he occasionally mistakes for America), let alone Sealand.
- Dressing as the Enemy: He does this when he's trying to escape from Italy. (He even makes himself a fake Ahoge.) He even succeeds, until Germany notices that unlike the other Italians, he's not hitting on the pretty girls walking by.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Apparently when he gets really drunk he tends to go on about that ungrateful whelp America leaving him.
- Dying Declaration of Love: During the 'England is about to die' strips, he tells America that despite their bickering he doesn't actually hate him and seems to try to say something else until Death smothered him. He gets better, of course. The dub version of this scene actually has England say "America, I'm in lo--" before he was offed.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Parodied when a young England fails to pull one and France tricks him into fixing it... cutting it back to its original length.
- Fan Service with a Smile: The "sexy waiter" outfit.
- Former Teen Rebel: Although he is now a (self-styled) gentleman, he used to be a delinquent.
- Gentleman Wizard: used magic in the series a couple of times. He's also shown interacting with magical creatures.
- Green Eyes: "In England's green & pleasant Land..."
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Once something sets him off, he'll respond with a flurry of verbal insults.
- Inept Mage
- He Cleans Up Nicely - Comb his hair, put him in a nice, fashionable suit and Germany has trouble recognizing him, eyebrows or no eyebrows.
- ...Unless he's amid the crowds of Italy.
- That was because of him being (stereotypically) English, though. Germany didn't recognize him until he started behaving differently than real Italians (e.g. not checking out pretty girls).
- ...Unless he's amid the crowds of Italy.
- He Is All Grown Up: England leaves young America to return to his country, telling the boy to do his best and become strong. When he comes back, England is shocked to find that America has grown to be taller than him. He has a similar nightmare about Sealand actually growing up and becoming a country.
- History of Naval Warfare: He's seen defeating Spain's "invincible" Armada.
- Hospital Hottie: He's dressed as one in the 2011 April Fools special.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Was shown to be prone to coughing up blood during the bicentennial strip. Kinda explained by the fact that he's apparently always gets sick whenever the word 'independence' is mentioned.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: What motivated the Anglo-Japanese alliance.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He chose letting America go over shooting him to (possibly) make him stay.
- Lethal Chef: A running gag is that his lack of taste is directly responsible for America's food culture.
- "Listen and be amazed!" No one is impressed by his sudden discovery of 'hard-boiled egg' technology.
- Really redefines 'lethal' when Prussia tries out his cooking in his Drama CD and it nearly kills him. England's response is simply to try serving better tasting food next time.
- Lonely at the Top: He used to be lonely even before he got to the top. (It's implied that America changed this, until of course things went wrong.) He and Japan eventually form an alliance over their shared friendless-ness.
France: Oh, if it isn't the friendless England!
England: Dammit, being in Europe makes me so mad!
- Love Hurts: Apparently, he suffered (and probably still suffering) a severe heartbreak because of his colonies (most notably America) leaving him.
- Mean Brit: A little.
- Messy Hair
- Naked People Are Funny: When he gets drunk he forgets all about being a gentleman and has the habit of stripping naked in front of other countries. Hilarity usually ensues.
- Not So Above It All: He rejects a naked France's invitation to "join him in feeling 'open' today" because he doesn't want to be associated with France's reputation. France calls him out on it, stating a number of sexual records held by British people.
- Only Sane Man: He
usually sometimesoccasionally takes up this role with the Allies. Of course, 95% of the time, he's Not So Above It All.
- Overly Long Name: He's a bit self-conscious about his very long name (the "UK of GB and NI," not "England").
- Parental Favouritism: He always did prefer America over all his other territories. And America's also the one he's most sore over when it came to his independence.
- Power Gives You Wings: In his Britannia Angel form, he grows a pair of white feathery wings.
- Perpetual Frowner: Though not as much as your average perpetual frowner, you have to admit that Fanon and canon don't exactly depict him as the happiest person around.
- Pirate: A huge amount of fan-art depicts him during his swashbuckling, colonial past.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: He tries his best to be this...
- More like an Absolutely Invincible British Gentleman.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He loves sewing and embroidering.
- Sexy Secretary: Has one in the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010. Apparently he's the grandson of Howard, the British spy in the "Can't Escape From Italy" strips; he was immediately dubbed Workbitch Bartholomew by fans.
- Shirtless Scene: Had one in the Japanese Folklore episode (episode 30), taking his clothes off to take a hot bath. In the anime it was more sexy, and he was almost naked.
- Sitcom Arch Nemesis: With France.
- Sir Swearsalot: Besides Tony, he's the most foul mouthed character in the entire series, tying only with Romano.
- Spot of Tea: England has a tea cup in his official art. America used to drink tea but has switched to coffee since The American Revolution.
- Stepford Snarker: A lot of fanworks portray him as this, digging deep into the loss of his empire and colonies and his seemingly bad youth. Those fanworks tend to have him sporting Tsunshun as well.
- Unlike the fandom's America's Stepford Snarker tendencies, this might in fact even be canon, though YMMV.
- Stiff Upper Lip: Somehow, being England, he manages to be the ultimate aversion of this.
- To his credit, he doesn't even flinch with guns pointed at him while he's enjoying his tea.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Australia, Hong Kong, Wy and Sealand share his Big Ol' Eyebrows. Curiously, America, Canada and Seychelles don't.
- Student Council President: In Gakuen Hetalia.
- Talking in Your Sleep: In public, even. "Did you wet your bed again, Ame--"
- Tsundere: Type A. He occasionally shows a softer side towards America.
- Tsurime Eyes
- The Unfavorite: Among his older brothers (Scotland and presumably Wales and Ireland).
- Volleying Insults: England does this with France and America a lot.
- What Could Have Been: Himaruya originally considered giving him normal thin eyebrows, as well as making him an older man who attempted to dress trendy and younger. He changed his mind on the eyebrows after deciding he wanted them to mimic the brow patterns of a Shiba dog.
- What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: In one episode, England invents machines for boiling the 'perfect egg' and brewing the 'perfect beer.' Nobody is very impressed.
- When He Smiles: During one of the Christmas strips where he's playing soccer with Germany during the war times, he has a genuine smile seen here.
- Wimpification: He's another common victim of this treatment in fanworks.
- Workaholic: He seems to be this in the 2010 Bloodbath where he would rather work all night instead of celebrating Christmas.
Russia - Ivan Braginski
I've always been alone, so it's great seeing everyone so alive. Besides, soon it'll be the last chance I can see their faces. Whenever I imagine how they'd look begging for mercy, I can't help but smile.
- Adaptation Dye Job: His hair varies between being platinum blond or a golden-dark blond in manga artwork. The anime chose to render his hair in a beige tone (which it originally appeared as in trading card art).
- Animals Hate Him: Almost every animal in Russia's surroundings reacts... not so well to him. The only exception is Russicat, his pet cat.
- Beat Still My Heart: In one strip, Russia's heart falls out onto the table. Apparently, this is something of a regular occurrence for him.
- The Big Guy: Inverts the third; Despite his size, looks nice and cute... and is everything mentioned below.
- Biggus Dickus: Implied in one episode where he sends America a box of 25 cm condoms, which are considered "extra small" (for those who know nothing of the metric system, 25 cm is between 9 to 10 inches).
- Blessed with Suck: Russia has General Winter around all the time. He despises the constant bitter cold but during wartime Winter is on his side.
- Character Development: The reason for many fanfic writers to be at odds with his characterization. Let's just say that Russia is at his worst during the Soviet Era strips and at his best in the modern day ones (though he still has his moments).
- Comedic Sociopathy: His insanity is (almost) always played for laughs.
- Despair Event Horizon: He reaches a breaking point in "Bloody Sunday", has a Freak-Out and becomes a Cute and Psycho. It's speculated in fandom that he was driven even more towards the edge by the fall and death of the Romanovs.
- Emoticon: Russia has his own, thanks to a Nico Nico Douga member:
- (^J^) alternatively
- Faux Affably Evil: As much as he can be regarded as "evil," anyway.
Estonia: Russia, it's not right to bully the weak!
Russia: But it's so fun!
- Freudian Excuse: It's implied that he turned insane mainly because of his horrible history, which included him being implicitly tormented by General Winter during his childhood, bullied by other nations as a kid, and witnessing many tragedies and wars.
- Husky Russkie: Russia is the tallest of the characters with a given height. His thick clothing caused one fan to ask the author if he's fat, and Russia responded "I'm big-boned." So, Russia is the largest character because:
- Hypocritical Humor: at one point.
Child!Russia: [Ukraine]'s a total nutjob!
- I Am Big Boned: Could be the Trope Namer.
- Big Beautiful Man: What many fangirls see him as. In fact, if fanartists draw him without chub, it's almost a sure thing that they'll get told "he's too skinny, damn it!"
- From the April Fools 2011 Bloodbath, we can see he's actually pretty muscular. (About halfway down the web page he comes out from the manhole-err, sewer opening)
- I Just Want to Have Friends: When he was a child, he just wanted to make friends with the other nations, but they bullied him instead. He even tried befriending a hamster, only for it to reject him too. You can even interpret his later "become one with me" mantra as a twisted Adult Child version of this.
- Improbable Weapon User: His lead-pipe faucet-crowbar thing. His gender flipped self uses a shovel instead.
- Jerkass Woobie: Yep, he abuses his subordinates like you wouldn't believe and it's seen as comedy. But the moment you learn why he's so fucked up, you can't help but want to hug him.
- His dream is to live in a nice warm place surrounded by sunflowers. You can't help but want to hug him despite his insanity.
- Lighter and Softer: Himaruya's latest strips (and specially the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010) amp up his Adult Child quirks more than the Psychopathic Manchild ones. He was pretty harmless in the last Christmas/New Years special and got captured pretty easily, and his new profile mentions how he really wants to have more friends. Not to mention, in the April's Fools strips he was among the first to "surrender"...
- Mad Love: Goes both ways, actually. He shows his obsession with Lithuania, the only one who seems to make him happy, through stalking and emotional and physical abuse. He's also on the receiving end of Mad Love when it comes to his little sister Belarus...
- Madness Mantra: His "kolkolkolkol" chant, referring to the "Kolkhoz".
- Moving into Epileptic Trees territory, it might also be a reference to a popular Russian riddle: turn the nonsensical word kolokolokolokola into a meaningful Russian phrase by inserting just two spaces. Since the riddle is unknown outside the Russian-speaking countries it is most likely just a coincidence (if anyone is interested, the correct answer is kol okolo kolokola, "a stake next to a bell").
- Actually, Russia is making a reference to the execution by impalement.
- Made of Iron: Per his boss's orders, he had to stop a tank with his body. And still managed to attend the Allies meeting with a trail of blood following him. France is nonplussed, considering it is Russia.
- Master of Disguise: You'll never know which panda he is.
- Perpetual Smiler: In a bad way.
- Pet the Dog: The printed manga and the anime give him a genuine affection for Ukraine, as much as his insanity and childishness lets him.
- He apparently has a soft spot for cats. At least his own cat loves him.
- Playful Hacker: He's mentioned in the 2010 Bloodbath and Fantasia 2 "tinkering" with his computer.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Russia is described as having the cruelty of a child. He even has a high, childish voice. (To hammer the point home, as mentioned, he shares his VA with Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist.) Flanderized horribly in the fandom. In canon, he says creepy things and stalks people from around corners but has only actually done anything a handful of times, and none of it was sexual (except possibly the time he put Lithuania in a French maid outfit and whipped him while he was working).
- Purple Eyes
- Real Men Wear Pink: Not only does he volunteer to be the Pink Ranger in the drama CDs, but he also likes knitting as much as England loves embroidery.
- Russian Guy Suffers Most: Inversion and played straight. Those in his surroundings suffer, but also:
- The "Bloody Sunday" strip. Or the strip about the White Sea Canal. Or the part where he was happy to be imprisoned by the enemy.
- Even his sisters left him. Belarus returned, although this basically means more suffering.
- He was bullied horribly as a child.
- Also very poor and with ratty, ripped clothes in the Russian winter.
- The Tatar yoke...
- Scarf of Asskicking: He got it from Ukraine.
- Sedgwick Speech: "I'm Russian, I know everything about snow!" Sadly he knows nothing about parachuting. (He lives, but ow.)
- Stepford Smiler: At one point, he sends England into a screaming fit of terror just by sitting and smiling pleasantly.
- Slasher Smile: After smiling calmly, Russia usually pulls this out by the end of a strip he's in.
- Sunny Sunflower Disposition: While the sunniness of his personality is mainly only on the exterior, his dream of living in a warm place surrounded by sunflowers is a major indicator that he really does have a "dere" side underneath his insanity.
- Tears of Fear: He can only sob and make futile cries of "Go home!" when Belarus literally tears down his door to demand that they get married.
- Token Evil Teammate: Well, it depends on your definition of evil, but...
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The third and fourth manga volumes reveal him to have been a genuinely nice and friendly kid who just wanted to be friends with the nations who kept on bullying or avoiding him and snapped only when Prussia insisted on picking a fight with him. And even after that fight, he writes in his journal about how he hopes the Teutonic Knights will "come as friends, not enemies" the next time he meets them.
- Vodka Drunkenski: "My favorite food would be pierogi and...vodka? It's my fuel, you see."
- What Could Have Been: According to volume 3, at first he had dark hair, was middle-aged, and a crybaby who completely changed when he drank alcohol.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
- White Magic: The Orthodox Church curses Japan. It works.
- The Worf Effect: During the 2010 Bloodbath, he was one of the first nations taken out and kidnapped. And this is after General Winter was also defeated.
- Yandere and Cute and Psycho: Russia is nice one moment and the next....
France - Francis Bonnefoy
Geez, you guys... aren't there more vital things at hand than arguing? Like doing something with that tasteless uniform.
- Adaptation Dye Job: His hair color in the manga varies between being a golden blond to a darker, almost brown shade. In the anime, it's a bright yellow-blond.
- Annoying Laugh: Oh honhonhonhon~ Just listen!
- Anything That Moves
- Bi the Way: He's not above hitting on pretty girls (Hungary and Seychelles included) but you have to take his interactions with the other male countries into account.
- Big Brother Mentor: To N. Italy, albeit more of a Trickster Mentor, taking the place of N. Italy's actual big brother. He was even England's mentor back in the day, probably one of the reasons why England hates him so much now.
- He's very forgiving and occasionally protective of Italy despite the whole Fascist invasion thing. But he's still a bad influence.
- Biting the Handkerchief: In episode 10 of the webcast
- Black Comedy Rape: If in the same comic as another country, there's a good chance of this happening. Same deal in the anime at least three times (when he tried to force England to marry him, when he wanted England to take off his clothes to celebrate the Olympics, and when England was sick).
- Bling of War: France's WWI uniform. He tells America and England that their clothes are too drab, and they both retort "You're just too flashy!" (in the dub, America and England criticize France for wearing a cape as part of his war uniform). He agrees when he realizes it draws sniper fire. (Truth in Television, actually.)
- Blue Eyes
- Carpet of Virility: He's actually the only character who has this when naked, to remark on his Lovable Sex Maniac nature.
- Casanova Wannabe: He's usually able to get further than most Casanovas, but none of the other countries find him remotely attractive.
- Handsome Lech: After all, Everyone Looks Sexier If French.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: And it's often played for laughs.
- Averted by his "cat boy twin" France 23: despite being naked all the time (since it's fashionable in his "home"), he becomes rather friendly once Sealand subjects him to Defeat Means Friendship.
- Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: England is quick to point out France's reputation for being inept at warfare. In the English dub Britain calls France this word for word.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: During Napoleon's reign, enough to even win against Russia and Austria.
- Depraved Bisexual
- The Determinator: "Like... like Hell I'll die here!" Followed by a Roaring Rampage of Nudity.
- Dude He's Like Really Sick: He comes close to molesting England while the latter is tired and has a bad cold. America walks in before anything happens, to France's irritation.
- "I found Prague!"
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French: To the point where it is lampshaded in this comic
- French Cuisine Is Haughty: France says his cooking is absolutely divine. He's right.
- French Jerk: Considering the series, how could he not be this?
- Gratuitous French: Oh, so much in fanworks. Mon cher, anyone?
- Hidden Depths: There are some strips in which he leaves his lechery aside a little and shows a somewhat more serious side, specially marked by how he's surprisingly good at reading emotions. This shows clearly when he befriends Lisa aka the reincarnation of his friend Joan of Arc and in the re-drawn strip where he interacts with a French soldier who recognizes him as a nation-tan.
- La Résistance: His most tangible contribution to the allies is spying. Or, given his reputation, possibly just freelance voyeurism, who knows?
- Large Ham
- Manipulative Bastard: He attempts to be one. Whether it works or not, he has "a little bird" to help him out. Naturally, he leads the way spreading nasty rumors about Germany.
- At his best, he almost pulled off a Divide and Conquer against the Habsburgs. Divide, but not quite conquer.
- Naked People Are Funny: Some of his antics. And mind you, he isn't content with being the only naked one during those moments. He devotes an entire Christmas special to taking off characters' shirts (and a bit more).
- Odd Friendship: One of Himaruya's old notes mentioned his alliance with Russia.
- Perma-Stubble: When young, he had his face perfectly clean. As he grew up, though, he developed this.
- Real Men Wear Pink: His outfit in the movie.
- Shotacon: He once gets impure thoughts upon seeing a more grown-up but still not fully "legal" North Italy. And this being France, it soon went into outright sexual harassment [dead link].
- Sitcom Arch Nemesis: The only surefire way to keep England out of your house is to invite France. America observes that after 900 years of war the only thing that keeps these two old timers going is antagonizing each other.
- Suck My Rose: He carries one in his official art. Another time, it's used to censor his privates.
- A rose? Ouch...
- Super Speed: He's fast. Not even America can catch up to him.
- Supreme Chef: And tried to use his culinary skills to get baby!America to pick him over England, but failed. Later he also tried to bribe the kid into seeing him as a brother too, but though he liked his sweets, America was too used to England's bad food anyway.
- Too Kinky to Torture: After his April Fool's rampage, some of his victims capture him and attempt to humiliate him in retaliation... only to find that he actually enjoys most of their punishment. Until Sweden comes up with a Cool and Unusual Punishment, that is.
- Urban Legend Love Life: He's implied to be rather successful with his flirting outside of the nations, such as charming a maid in The Movie.
- What Could Have Been: France was originally planned as a straight stereotype of a completely suave character, and he would have had visible wrinkles and shorter hair. Like America, he actually appeared in the strips with some of those physical characteristics before the Art Evolution hit.
PR of C - Wang Yao
What ruckus, this? Ah, England, France, and America fighting again. These lands of Europe, they like fighting so very much.
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (JP), Clarine Harp (EN)
- Adaptation Dye Job: Has black hair (most of the time) in the manga, but brown in the anime.
- Adult Child: Tries his best to act as a mentor to others, often giving out advice or nagging. When he's not, he's cheerfully playing with Shinatty and other cute things.
- Aiyaa Where Is My Respect Aru?!: A part of the drama track in China's character CD is about him trying to get the respect of Shinatty and his sister Taiwan and failing hilariously.
Taiwan: Shut up teacher!
Taiwan: Please, you need to keep quiet when you’re in public areas like this! If you’re too noisy, you’ll scare away all the birds and make the flowers die...
Shinatty: Please forgive us; the old man’s gone a bit crazy, he was having flashbacks about his childhood!
China: I’m not an old man! I’m young, cool, and hip!
Taiwan: ‘Cool and hip?’ That just dates you even more...
- Badass Adorable: Especially in the anime. See Cute Bruiser below.
- Bishonen: China has the swishiest style of all the characters, especially when he draws himself. He's also fairly artistic.
- Bland-Name Product: Some of these are justified as his cheap knock-offs.
- The author thinks China's real-life Hello Kitty dolls have been given a Psychotic Smirk.
- Broken Bird: China can easily be seen as a rare male example. Considering how long he's lived, what's he's lived through and how much the actual country itself has suffered throughout the years, fangirls don't hesitate to put him in this position.
- Brown Eyes
- Butt Monkey
- Cool Old Guy: Being a 4000 year old man, China certainly qualifies. Come on! The guy can fight with a wok!
- Cross-Dressing Voices: The only one among the eight main characters voiced by a female.
- Cute Bruiser: In the anime. "Aiyaaaa! I'm gonna kick your ass!"
- In episode 28 of the World Series, he proves able to punch through a wall with eleven chops, kick through another one with just one kick and even visibly crack a third one with just his head before America stops him.
- Darker and Edgier: Like in the case of England, some of his portrayals in fanwork can gravitate towards this, sometimes reaching Manipulative Bastard or Smug Snake extremes.
- Drowning My Sorrows: China is once seen at a bar, drinking and crying about his relationship with Japan to Russia.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady / Viewer Gender Confusion: Lampshaded in his entry on the official character chart: "The only female member of the Allies. NOT!."
- Cute Kitten: Shinatty-chan!
- Fan Nickname: Frequently referred to as Nii-Ni (a play on the Japanese word for 'Big Brother', Oniisan) in the Japanese fanbase.
- Fish Out of Water: Like his brother Japan, he feels alienated sometimes in regards to the Allies.
- Freudian Slip: There is a running joke in the Japanese fandom that China sang "Netto Chinko" (internet penis) instead of "Netto Jinko" (internet population) in his character song "Hello China".
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a single but large one across his back, after Japan injures him with his katana and leaves. We see it when he gets a massage from Korea.
- Goofy Print Underwear: He wears panda boxers!
- He's Got Legs: Many have fallen to the beauty that is China's leg.
- Immortal Immaturity: He's a 4000 year old Hello Kitty fan.
- Improbable Weapon User: He uses a wok and ladle to beat up the Axis.
- Nice Guy
- Only Sane Man: He reaches this some of the time and can act like the voice of reason for the Allies, usually when England proves that he's Not So Above It All and Not So Different.
- Pandaing to the Audience: He loves his pandas. To the point of having a birthmark of one on his butt.
- Parental Substitute: He's an older brother figure to the East Asian nation-tans, rather than adoptive father.
- Picky Eater: Inverted. China's Trademark Favorite Food is variety; considering the different types of Chinese cuisine, this can be seen as Truth in Television.
- Qipao: Any time China is forced to crossdress by whatever "antagonist" at that time will result in this. Best example in Bloodbath 2010 and April Fool 2011.
- Really Seven Hundred Years Old: Even if you don't take the Magic Realism stance, China's profile describes him as being 4000 years old.
- Red Armband of Leadership: In certain portrayals he wears a uniform with a red armband...of leadership.
- She's a Man In Japan: Parodied by the dub: "China, you're a chick?"
- Super Strength: When he has his temper tantrum after the Allies treat him like a servant, he smashes through walls with his fists and head.
- Supreme Chef: In fact, one of the top three gourmet cuisines in the world is Chinese food, the other being France and (presumably) Turkey.
- Talking to Himself: Kaida-san also voices Taiwan in the Drama CD.
- And in Taiwan's character song, Kaida has a duet with herself as China makes a special appearance!
- Third Option Love Interest: Is often viewed as this to Russia by fans, as an alternative to the Psychotic Love Triangle-ness of Lithuania and Belarus. It's somewhat supported by Russia having stalked China in a panda suit, comforted China about Japan in his own...unique way, and invited China to live with him after the Boxer Rebellion in canon. Hey, as far as Russia's relationships go, this is practically him being nice to China.
- Verbal Tic: China ends most of his sentences with "aru", which is derived from a Japanese stereotype of Chinese people. When talking to England (for example in the Britannia Angel strip) "aru" sometimes changes to "ahen" which means "opium".
- This is actually Truth in Television, as adding 'ar' onto the ends of sentences is one of the most prominent features of the Beijing dialect of Mandarin.
- What Could Have Been: According to volume 3 he originally had short hair, glasses, and was more like Austria in personality.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: China's profile lists him as four-thousand years old and immortal, so this characterization is popular fanon. Also his character song "Aiyaa Four-Thousand Years" seems to take this stance.
- With Friends Like These...: Even when the Allies start getting Japan off his back, they still keep picking on him. There's also a webcomic strip that shows England, France and Russia "comforting" him after the Boxer Rebellion by saying that he should give them territory or live with them.
- Wok Of Doom: In the webcast.
- Yandere: While Japan is the Asian most frequently portrayed as one in Fanon, there's more than one fanart (mostly on Pixiv) that have China becoming one over his siblings's departures. Hong Kong and Taiwan are the most common fanon targets of his obsession.