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Neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire

  • Action Girlfriend: Hungary to Austria, though this overlaps with Violently Protective Girlfriend once Prussia or France are involved. It's also hinted through canon (and expanded in fanworks) that she's the dominant one in the relationship.
  • All There in the Manual: Saxony and Bavaria (two other descendants of Germania) appear as background characters in the Austrian War of Secession. Saxony also appears in Comic Diary 7, Liechtenstein's Journal of Swiss Dopiness and Chibitalia (as one of HRE's bodyguards, but only in the manga). They are confirmed as elder brothers of Germany in the Prussia-centric Kuso-game, along with the additional three states of Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein, and Brandenburg.
  • Big Fancy House: Subverted and played straight:
    • Subverted in the case of Chibitalia, Hungary, Austria and HRE. Austria's mansion is pretty big but the end of the Chibitalia strips suggests (if not outright states) that their spending wealth is very limited, which is remarked when HRE leaves the mansion with other Germanic states.
    • Played straight with the fancy palace where Austria and Hungary interact with Maria Theresa. It's a Justified Trope considering that Vienna is very famous for palaces like Belvedere or Schonbrunn.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: The Germanic brothers aren't exactly the happiest bunch.
  • Crossdresser: The Italies (when they were little). Although the Italies' dresses may be another historical in-joke.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Prussia and Hungary, who along with Austria form the Frying Pangle.
  • Hair Decorations: Hungary has flower-shaped hairpins, Monaco has hairpins and ribbons.
  • Happily Married: Austria and Hungary, even though they're technically and formally divorced.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy - Austria (though he's more a Princely Young Man than girly) and Hungary (though she's more feminine than many blue girls).
  • Meido: As a young child living with Austria, Italy used to wear maid outfits. Especially in the Chibitalia chapter, which lampshades the trope when the Holy Roman Empire is seen with a portrait of Chibitalia and is asked if the model was a servant.
  • Official Couple: Austria and Hungary.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Austria and Hungary are the grown-up version of the trope. HRE and Chibitalia also fit... except that Chibitalia is a a boy who dresses as a girl
  • Team Dad: Austria, no question. He raises the girlish N. Italy with the help of Hungary.
  • Team Mom: Spain is this at start, being equal partners with Austria (or property?), and raising the boyish S. Italy. Hungary graduates to this from Cool Big Sis after she marries the local Team Dad.
  • The Clan Of The Habsburgs
  • The Sound of Martial Music: Austria, though due to historical reasons Hungary plays a large role here as well.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Young Prussia used to think that young Hungary was a boy, until he got to grope her chest. And some other characters thought that Chibitalia (child North Italy) was a little girl (the Holy Roman Empire included), until he hit puberty.

The Holy Roman Empire

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Italy, come with me, and become the Roman Empire again!

Voiced by: Jun Konno (JP), Chris Cason (EN)

  • Blue Eyes
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Type 1 to Chibitalia.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Ho Yay: He has a crush on Chibitalia, but he doesn't know Chibitalia is actually a boy. Later, as Germany, he has a crush on Italy again and he's quite scandalized by the fact he tries to date a guy. If he is actually Germany. (Though the hints are really, really laid thick)
  • Ill Boy:In a very recent strip, he appears as a pre-teen with the looks of a 12-year-old boy, yelling at the Germanic states... and collapses due to a cough and some Blood From the Mouth. Hungary has to pick him up in a certain faux symbolic pose.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: In the manga and merchandise. Subverted in the anime, where his eyes are changed to be brighter and with pupils and shine to them, as well as in the very recent strip of him as an older child/teen where his eyes are drawn with pupils.
  • Nice Hat
  • Satellite Character: Is HRE the boss? Does he just own the house? He doesn't interact much with the others. He's not Germany, by the way. Or is he?
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Chibitalia, completely played for laughs.
  • Tsundere: Arguably, towards Chibitalia.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Italy's. According to France (in a deleted strip), HRE apparently perished in the war, but some definite hints say HRE actually lost his memory in the war and was found by Prussia later, then raised by him to become Germany.

Hungary - Elizabeta Héderváry


Ah, that horny man is touching his chest! Austria's nipples are sacred things!

Voiced by: Michiko Neya (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

Hungary: Seize vital regions, seize vital regions... CRUSH PRUSSIA! CRUSH PRUSSIA!

Austria - Roderich Edelstein


Beethoven attained greatness as an Austrian. He would count out 60 beans when he drank his coffee. This kind of over-serious behavior is characteristic of Austrians.

Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (JP), Chuck Huber (EN)

Prussia - Gilbert Beilschmidt


Mission Complete! Praise me! Hail me! On your knees!

Voiced by: Atsushi Kousaka (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)

"I really wanna make an appearance. One that will burn the memory of my existence into their hearts."

"Now he lives as a good-for-nothing at Germany's house and as an exclave in Russia!"

"The spot next to me is always open!"

  • Men Don't Cry: Oh surely they do. Prussia breaks down in tears rather often, but mostly manages to pull off some sort of Manly Tears. While insisting things like

"I'm so happy to be alone it makes me cry!"

  • Mugging the Monster: Oh Prussia, it really isn't a good idea to pick fights with the resident Psychopathic Manchild, especially when he's gonna seize control of you in the future...
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Apparently he is stronger than Germany!
  • Mysterious Past: Usually with Hetalia you can pretty much read each character's life story from Wikipedia. But this nation-tan character is more or less artifically created, as one cannot draw a clear line from The Teutonic Knights to the kingdom of Prussia, let alone from there to East Germany. (If he ever even becomes East Germany. In his latest bio he is hinted to be Kaliningrad.) Therefore much of his life is left for Canon Fodder.
  • Nice Hat: He actually wears the legendary/notorious Pickelhaube in the Austro-Prussian War preview.
    • His 18th Century tricorne is pretty sweet, too.
  • The Nicknamer: To some extend. West, Old Fritz, the Aristocrat, Four-Eyes, Specs, the Pervert...
  • No Social Skills: Used for comedic purposes. His usual method of dealing with people is annoy them and see what happens.

"Alright! It's fun to poke that aristocrat and see his reaction!"

"Convert the nonbeliever!"

" Prussia around this time was really ghastly in a lot of ways, huh."

"I enjoy being lonely!"

Author's Note: Prussian-style is extremely harsh. Training → Abuse → Training → Abuse


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The right to the throne is mine!