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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:
  • 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'.
  • 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!

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

England: Such a (stupid) design is beyond me, of course. How (stupid) like you, America.

America: That's good! Because I also made this technology for (beating the crap out of) you! :D

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!

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!

Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama (JP), Scott Freeman (EN) (Seasons 1-4), Taliesin Jaffe (EN) (Season 5-present)

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!

France: Oh, if it isn't the friendless England!
England: Dammit, being in Europe makes me so mad!

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.

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP), Jerry Jewell (EN)

  • 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:
    • (^し^)
    • (^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!

France - Francis Bonnefoy


Geez, you guys... aren't there more vital things at hand than arguing? Like doing something with that tasteless uniform.

Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), J Michael Tatum (ENG)

  • 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.
    • Conversely, his Cat Boy counterpart (France 23) does not have body hair at all. The Lovable Sex Maniac from his home seems to be Cat Boy America.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's usually able to get further than most Casanovas, but none of the other countries find him remotely attractive.
  • 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.
  • 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!
China: T-Taiwan...!
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...