Axis Powers Hetalia/YMMV

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Because the characters are countries, and no country has a clean past, it's not very hard to find much darker interpretations of the characters, especially when set during the past for any colonial power. In fact, the series has its own page for the trope.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: While there are definitely Western fans who like Japan, there are also a sizable number of fans who are 'meh' about him at best and brand him as an Extreme Doormat, Flat Character, and/or even the series' Creator's Pet at worst due to his relatively stoic personality and him representing the author's homeland which automatically makes him the character most vulnerable to Mary Sue accusations.
    • There are even fans who take offense to a Visible Minority of the Japanese fandom turning him into a Possession Sue and cite this as a reason to not like him, forgetting that not only is that an absurd reason to hate the character himself (is it the character Japan's fault that his fandom likes warping his canon personality?) but that the Western fandom, or rather, American and Canadian fans do the exact same thing to America and Canada.
    • Additionally, compare the popularity of any Japan pairing in Japanese fandom to its popularity in Western fandom. Of all Japan pairings, only Greece/Japan comes anywhere close to matching its popularity in Japanese fandom (and even then, it's mainly because its popularity in Japanese fandom is relatively modest compared to other pairings like England/Japan and America/Japan) and pairings like Turkey/Japan and Netherlands/Japan are virtually nonexistent in Western fandom in spite of having decent-sized fanbases in Japanese fandom.
  • Awesome Ego: Prussia actually has an Image Song called "My Song That is Written By Me, For Me" that is as much of an ego trip as it sounds. He's one of the biggest Ensemble Darkhorses in the fandom.
  • Break the Cutie/Haughty: England in the Revolutionary War.
  • Broken Base: Oh boy, where to start? Funimation's release of the English dub has taken the previously more-or-less united fanbase (outside of Shipping, mind you) and shattered it, probably beyond repair. Within hours of Funi showing some rather controversial scenes at a convention, massive flame wars erupted over the script changes and both fans and the haters of the series have gone neck to neck in attacking each other, if fans at each others' throats were not enough. Fans of the dub call it a perfectly-localized version with freshly-researched new lines, while those who hate it call it a cheap, Bowdlerized South Park Follow the Leader that goes completely against Himaruya's own views and enters Dude, Not Funny territory. The flames have yet to die down.
  • Cargo Ship:
    • Seborga's inflatable ring... with hearts.
    • Austria and His Piano OTP.
    • Germany and Herr Stick.
    • England/Russia and random alcohol/vodka.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: The series has a rather large Hate Dumb who assume the series is nothing but shallow fanservice and making light of historical tragedies like the Holocaust, when the whole premise of the series of retelling WW 2 history has been largely abandoned by now and while there is some fanservice it's mostly played for laughs.
  • Crazy Awesome: Prussia. His ego could choke a horse, he's a boundlessly ambitious psychotic punk who delights in mischief, and yet caves at the sight of cute things... a freak among freaks, and a fan favorite. Plus, he, Spain and France together form a posse often dubbed the 'Bad Touch Trio', 'The Badass Trio', or 'The Bad Friends Trio.' They're just a trio of Badness.
    • Denmark.
  • Creepy Awesome: Russia
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Some of the lines of the Funimation dub are this.
    • *cough* Romano! *cough*
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: When Canada beat America at something and gave him "The Reason You Suck" Speech for three hours straight and would have kept going if England didn't step in.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: From the Gakuen Hetalia game:
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England: Say...that looks like sexual harrassment from over here.
France: Nonsense, this is how the French convey love. You yourself should try to give more love to others Englan-
Seychelles: JUST DISSOLVE, YOU BASTARD! (punch)

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  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: When General Winter gently places a hand on the sleeping Russia's cheek after the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010.
    • And the entirety of Switzerland's adoption of Liechtenstein as his younger sister. DAWWWWWWW!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Russia's character song, 'зима (Winter)' is probably this. I mean, just listen to it!
    • Also recently joining the ranks is China's 2nd character song, 'Aiyaa 4000 Years'. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who cried tears of BLOOD upon listening to it.
      • Made even more liable to make one cry when one realizes it's got a large focus on Japan's betrayal and harm of China - even though it was taken out of the anime.
    • 'Absolutely Invincible English Gentleman' anyone?
    • Pabu, pabu, pabu tte GO!!
    • And, lest we forget: HEY U GAIZ!! Let's go to the HAMBAGA STUROEEEEETO!!!
    • The Character Single of Belarus and Ukraine (Carrots and Sticks) has yet to come out. However, just the beginning of it sounds awesome and sounds like a certain Russian band. Now that the song has come out, it has become very popular.
    • At the same time, Iceland's Character Single (With Love from Iceland) has become very popular. Must be his voice.
    • What, no love for the catchy-as-all-heck "Delicious Tomato Song?"
    • Uta no Obayun's 'El Sol' fits Spain perfectly, what with the cheerful, fun rhythm, and amazing lyrics that clearly are dedicated to a certain someone *Cough*Romano*Cough*. It also helps and Obayun sounds EXACTLY like Spain's seiyuu, to the point that this troper thought it was an official character song.
  • Die for Our Ship: Unfortunately even this fandom has instances of this, but thankfully it hasn't reached dangerous levels yet (now, as for Ship-to-Ship Combat...) for examples go here.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Russia - subverted and played straight. See the main entry for details.
  • Dry Docking: More than one fan has admitted to shipping England with other characters so that they can have America all to themselves. Or wanting to be the one to make Russia feel better. Or pretending that Greece and/or Turkey aren't interested in Japan. Or...seriously, you can find at least one fan that has this attitude with any nation; you can even find [Insert Nation here]/Reader fics if you know where to look.
    • For the lazy and curious, all you have to do is hit up Deviant ART. Nation/Reader fics are quite popular there.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Marukaite Chikyuu, marukaite Chikyuu, marukaite Chikyuu, boku Italia~"
    • Buono tomato, buono tomato, buono buono ooh!
    • And since England's character CD was released: Pub, pub, pub tte GO! Fish and chips!
    • And since France's character CD was released: Para pappara parii pappari pari papparero!
    • What about Russia's Pepepe pepepepe pechka. It makes him sound absolutely adorable...until you remember exactly who's singing...
      • "Pechka" apparently means "stove" in Russian.
      • Although it's not a stove like to cook something with, it's more like a fireplace. Which makes sense concidering the first part of the song is about how "swan lake has frozen over" and that it's cold, and that he hates being cold.
    • China's song "Hello China".
    • Grandpa Rome & Chibitalia's song: Lalalalala lovely Rururururu renaissance~
    • The new ending theme, Hatafutte Parade.
    • From the movie we now have "World Ondo," which is absolutely adorable in that it has all of the main eight singing together.
      • How about "Happy Thoughts Museum," FUNimation's own song used in their trailers for season 1? Coincidentally, it also features a la la la la la melody.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Prussia, Hungary and Belarus - though with such a huge cast every character is bound to have some sort of a following. And the other Nations may have trouble remembering who Canada is, but the fans sure don't.
    • As a whole, the Nordics is one of the more popular groups. Character wise, Denmark was the most popular until the 2010 Bloodbath where Iceland became the most popular within those few days due to obvious reasons.
      • Take in account this for example: Denmark was an Ensemble Darkhorse before appearing in any strip.
    • It seems that even the most minor of characters can become something like this-Lately, a character who appears in two episodes without even a canon name, has gotten attention just for looking exactly like England and America's lovechild. The fandom has named him Allen Kirkland-Jones, and he already has a fanclub-see for yourself.
    • Canada, especially considering how few strips he's appeared in.
    • Romania, and how. To the point where there have started appearing shipping wars between Prussia/Hungary and Romania/Hungary. Even though Romania and Hungary hate each other.
    • Bulgaria. At first, only in the LJ fandom. He has now his own tag in Pixiv (the Japanese equivalent of Deviant Art)
    • England's secretary debuted in the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010, so this is a given.
    • Osaka, especially after the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010.
    • From the Gender Flip versions Fem!England is the most popular of the girls and Male!Belarus seems to be the most popular out of male genderbends judging by the amount of fanart on Pixiv.
    • And if all of the above hasn't given it away, it's pretty clear that Himaruya is very much aware of how popular and loved they are.
    • And no love for Poland?
  • Fan Dumb: Most of the fandom is actually mature and smart, there just happens to be a Vocal Minority who are disrespetful Yaoi Fangirls who are...a little too into it, shall we say? that give the rest of the fanbase a bad image.
  • Fan Nickname: South Italy is almost always just called Romano by the fandom and the author himself, to avoid confusion with [North] Italy (his name, Veneziano, does not show up nearly as often).
    • At the instance of early fans, Himaruya supplied many characters with alternate human names. These continue to be used throughout the fandom, such as in Alternate Universe fanfics were the characters are not countries, or as personal names which are used alongside their nation names. Many characters who were not given a human name by Himaruya have a main Fanon alternative.
    • Due to his character design, Germania is sometimes called "Legolas".
    • Many Japanese fans refer to England as "Iggy", a shortened version of "Igirisu" (= the UK in Japanese). The English language fandom took this a step further and uses "Iggy" as other characters' nickname for England in fanfics.
      • Although the author has also used "Iggy" in the manga, there's even a strip about England titled "Iggy-Iggy Annoyance"
    • The Taiwanese side of the fandom calls its nation-tan "Wanwan". Others try to bypass Taiwan's lack of "human name" and call her "Meimei", which means "little sister" in Mandarin Chinese, or simply "Mei", which means "plum blossom".
    • Poland calls Lithuania "Liet", which has been adopted by the fandom. It comes from Lietuvos, the endonym for Lithuania.
  • Fanon: What many fans assume to be true about the series and its characterizations is more often this.
  • Fandom Rivalry: For some reason, with Homestuck. The sane people on either side have absolutely no idea why or how; they're not even in the same genre or medium! This interpretation of the bizarreness of the rivalry and the desire to move past it has given birth to such oddities as shipping creators Hidekaz Himaruya and Andrew Hussie.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: It's safe to say that every single combination of two (or more) nations, no matter how cracky or canon-dubious, has someone out there shipping it. That said, there are some non-official (though in most cases, buoyed by Ship Tease) pairings that are preferred by the majority of fans: America/England, Spain/Romano, Poland/Lithuania, Germany/Italy, and Sweden/Finland.
    • The FPCs also tend to vary depending on the fandom/country: England/Japan is the runaway FPC in Japanese fandom and Russia/China is hugely popular in the Russian and Chinese fandom, for example.
  • Fan Yay: Turkey is quite adored by the gay male viewers, or gay/bisexual males shocked to see that Hetalia isn't entirely made up of Bishounen.
    • Grandpa Rome, for similar reasons.
    • Australia as well, considering the amout of fanworks that give [dead link] him quite a lot of... beef.. Plus it kinda fits the stereotype too.
    • On the Les Yay side of the fandom, lesbian/bi/pan female fans tend to be quite fond of Hungary and Ukraine.
    • Russia himself as well.
    • Ladies and gents - the Bara Men of Hetalia. (Warning NSFW)
  • Flanderization: What the dub does to more or less everything from the sub.
    • Except for the Chibitalia segments, that's mostly left alone.
  • Fountain of Memes: The 2010 Bloodbath has spawned 60 memes and rising in 4 days.
    • Romano in the dub, at least.
    • The mochis, and how.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Some fans like the character representing their nation more, because whenever he appears they can get all the culture references before they are explained (or even when they are not explained at all).
    • America is Number 2 favorite character in a poll on the American side, whereas in the Japanese poll he's like the 15th. Americans like making fun of themselves?
    • South Italians that listen to the Buono Tomato song can immediatly understand that it's a Tarantella, a south Italian dance that mimics the effects of chorea (an abnormal involuntary movement disorder). In the comics, Romano suffered from that disease when young...see? Everything in Hetalia has a reason!
      • Especially since South Italy is prone to earthquakes.
    • The dub uses this trope word for word when Romano calls Germany Hasselhoff as an insult.
    • Russia is also pretty popular amongst American fans. Wonder why?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Spain's version of Marukaite Chikyuu, you can hear Soccer/Football sounds, such as a ball being kicked and a referee's whistle being blown. Guess which national team won the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
  • Hollywood Homely: In the FUNimation dub, Russia says about Ukraine, "She's nice, but not much to look at."
  • Ho Yay: An entire page for it here. Though to be fair, it doesn't overwhelm the whole picture.
  • Internet Backdraft: Greece's VA is Vic Mignogna, so expect quite a bit of this.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: some fans of the webcomic are not so thrilled about the surprising success of the anime and the influx of new fans. The funny thing is that most of them only started complaining when the fandom was already huge.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Russia and Prussia. They've pulled massive crap on others, but have had extremely sympathetic moments as well.
    • Jerk Sue Sympathetic Sue: China is sometimes portrayed as this in Russia/China fanwork. Note to these fanworkers: it's good that you don't want Wimpification to take place, but making China a bitter Jerkass who whines all the time about being abandoned by everyone but Russia is NOT a viable solution. Double if you then make him hate on Korea, the only of his siblings who calls aknowledges him as their brother!
    • Belarus became this when Russia threatened to send her to Siberia because Lithuania expressed reservations about accompanying him to a meeting. Can you imagine your own brother caring so little about you that he uses sending you to the horror that was the gulags as an incentive to make someone else do what he wants? If this happens on a regular basis, her bitterness comes as no surprise. Even if it's Belarus, that's just not right.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
    • Oh Italy. It doesn't matter how useless everyone thinks he is, there are still quite a few countries in this show that want to occupy his vital regions. As for the fanbase, the fans seem to have a tendency to convert their homelands into little black dresses. America and Japan get around a lot. England, too, mostly because he's a very popular character.
    • Don't forget, even the fanbase seems to think that everyone will be one with Russia...
    • France too, fittingly.
    • Japan. How many nations is he paired up with in Fanon? Especially by Japanese fans? Heck, even in the English-speaking fandom where he gets much less shipping attention than the Western countries do, it's probably telling that it can be hard at times to tell which ship is the most popular one for him with Japan/China, Japan/England, and Japan/Greece being within spitting distance of each other popularity-wise and several other Japan pairings having smaller but just as loyal followings.
    • England. He's one of the most popular characters in both the Japanese and English-speaking fandoms. He gets around. A lot. As evidence, his facebook fanlisting has the largest amount of fans out of any country in the series (over 10,000 fans and counting). He also came 2nd in a character popularity poll hosted on the official Japanese site of Hetalia's publisher Gentosha, losing out (perhaps inevitably) to Japan - here. And he actually came in 1st on an earlier character popularity poll, beating out even Japan.
  • Memetic Badass / Memetic Molester / Memetic Sex God: Although it's his unrepentant badassness that makes him so popular, his fandom's memes are even scarier, notably: 'Prussia will occupy/seize your vital regions' and 'Prussia is 5 METERS LONG!'. In fact, Prussia is said to run around 4chan attempting to seize the vital regions of the various boards. Heck, he even took over the main site for an April Fool's event. It may be rubbing off onto the actual anime, he acts very scarily in the below strip in the anime.
  • Memetic Molester: "Everyone will become one with Russia", indeed.
  • Memetic Mutation: Has its own page.
  • Memetic Outfit: England's "Britannia Angel" outfit, in which he has magic powers, such as being able to turn other characters back into children. Also his Sexy Waiter outfit.
    • And thanks to the April Fools 2011 event, now there's his Nurse outfit, which has already become a big hit on Pixiv and is starting to appear quite a bit elsewhere.
    • Either of Turkey's three outfits: the Ottoman times one, the modern military uniform he wears now or the green hoodie he often wears.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Every fangirl is lesbian or bi for Hungary!
  • Mind Game Ship: Whenever someone ships Russia with anyone else, the fic usually turns out like this.
    • When Belarus isn't paired with Russia or Lithuania, she's paired up with... America.
    • Many other Foe Yay pairings, such as Denmark/Sweden, Japan/China and Turkey/Greece, are very often portrayed as this.
  • Moe: Finland, Latvia, Taiwan, fem!Japan, Liechtenstein, Iceland ever since the 2010 Christmas event, and of course Canada (WHY SO MOE?).
    • I hope you didn't forget about Italy? The guy is the perfect male example of Moe.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • One True Threesome: Many fans ship Austria/Hungary/Prussia, which is sometimes called "The Frying Pangle". A lot of other threesomes can be found listed under its example in the trope article.
  • Periphery Demographic: One of the biggest foundations of Axis Powers Hetalia is the Ho Yay, which the more history-based fans often find... disturbing. However, there's a sort-of agreement between both groups in regards to the heterosexual Official Couple formed by Austria and Hungary: it's just So. Damn. CUTE!. Plus, if you're sad your country never appears in foreign news outside of the tragic, prepare for the lighter side...
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Ro-Ber-To (In Italy, 'Axis' meant just Rome and Berlin specifically.)
    • The Japanese fandom has Joker for America x England (Alfred F. Jones x Arthur Kirkland.) The reverse is 過剰 (pronounced ka-jo). In the west, USUK (or UKUS, depending on the Seme-Uke dynamic) is much more common.
    • There are actually a lot of these for various pairings (let's play the "how many pairing names can you decipher?" game!): AmeBela, AmeCan, Ameripan, AusHun, DenNor, DenSu or DeSu, Franada, FraSey, FrUK, GerIta or Gertalia, Giripan, KoHo, LietPol or PoLiet, NiChu, NorIce, PruAus, PruCan, PruHun, RoChu, RusAme, RusLiet, Spamano, SuFin...
  • Puppy Love: The Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia. To a degree, Latvia and Sealand.
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Mostly done by the Het Is Ew yaoi fangirls and the "fandom feminists" part of the fandom who seem to dislike Hungary for going from tomboy to Ninja Maid and falling for Austria, accuse Seychelles of being a Mary Sue and Shallow Love Interest for being the main character in Gakuen Hetalia or, in the most extreme cases, think that all women in Hetalia are weak and a misrepresentation of the gender.
  • Relationship Sue: Sadly, even from before they were given character sketches, Portugal was (and still is) used as this by fans who flanderized the rich story behind the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance into "marriage marriage marriage England England England yay they're married". Not all PortEng fans do this, of course, but the basis is there and it's not helped by the USUK bashing. Keep in mind that Portugal's character notes about other charas refer mostly to Spain and South Italy, with England not even being mentioned. So, all speculations about the nature of his... her... er, their relationship with England are pure fanon.
    • Seychelles has been falsely accused of being this many times by disgruntled fans, using her Gakuen Hetalia role as "proof".
    • Lord, what some fangirls do to Taiwan in their Taiwan/any-Asian-male-but-almost-always-Japan fanwork. Japanese and Chinese/Taiwanese fen are especially to blame for this, apparently inspired on how her land was "the Pearl of the Japanese Empire" from 1895 to 1945.
    • Japan has been accused of this too by fans who apparently believe that "(mostly) emotionally reserved character who gets focused on sometimes and has a Love Triangle of sorts going on with two (relatively minor) characters" = "perfect Gary Stu harem lead who has half of the cast falling all over him". Also comes mixed with Die for Our Ship from rabid Turkey/Greece shippers who bash him for getting in the way of their "far hotter and more historically important" pairing.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Oh, boy. Now with its own page.
  • The Scrappy: While not as open as in Korea's case, you can bet that in a poll about disliked characters Sealand will have a "top" spot.
    • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Fans generally started liking him more mainly because he seems to be the only nation that was able to defend himself against the mysterious figure and question him with no problems, even striking an Intergenerational Friendship. In fact, a lot of memes concerning him exploded because of said incident.
    • Due to being a micronation and not a real country, as well as some fans not liking her bratty personality, Wy's debut quickly earned her this position along with some accusations of being part of a Spotlight-Stealing Squad.
    • No discussion of The Scrappy would be complete without Korea, who was raked over the coals by fans disgruntled about the Korean Moral Guardians forcing the cancellation of the Hetalia anime's TV broadcast. Fortunately, this seems to have all but died down with the passage of time; nowadays it's a lot more common for fans to lament that Korea isn't in the anime instead.
    • Or Japan, who was hated by people who called him a Misplaced Nationalism-fueled Canon Sue that would ruin the anime FOREVER after every episode he appeared in. Or took personal offense about him being as beloved in Japanese fandom as Canada was in Western fandom. Or claimed that him not being depicted as a Complete Monster or his Imperial Japan atrocities not being portrayed in graphic detail in a series focused on the light-hearted side of history meant that Himaruya was "trivializing" history. It was mainly limited to a Vocal Minority, but they kept on finding the stupidest reasons to bash him; there was even a post on the Hetalia comm that bashed Japan as a "shojo harem manga heroine" to promote Turkey/Poland of all things. Fortunately, like with Korea, the hate has quieted down over time, probably because Japan having a minor or supporting role at best in the most recent comics means that the Vocal Minority can't call him a Spotlight-Stealing Squad by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Second Love: Arguably for some fans, what Norway is to Sweden after the Napoleonic Wars, leading up to their third personal union. Although the union is sometimes interpreted as either A Match Made in Stockholm (technically Moss, Norway) or No Accounting for Taste. Keep in mind, however, that Sweden is still consistently shown with Finland more often than anyone else in the modern day strips, making this one pure Fanon speculation.
    • A more canon-supported example is Germany for Italy, who used to be in love with the Holy Roman Empire. To make things even more interesting, there are hints that Germany and the Holy Roman Empire may actually be the same person.
  • Selective Squick: There are some people who like the humor and the idea of the series, but are scared off by the Ho Yay.
    • Meanwhile, there are others that are drawn to the Ho Yay but might find some of the Unfortunate Implications surrounding the show's interpretations of various historical events a little too disturbing.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: In the end, not even this fandom proved to be immune to this. See main entry for details.
  • Squick: France's treatment of Seychelle's probably doesn't count as Lolicon if he only hits on/gropes her when she's a teenager.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: How some fans (particularly the older male crowd) see the younger versions of the nations, especially Chibitalia and the Holy Roman Empire. Some newcomers to the anime also tend to be disgusted and taken aback by the idea of these little guys and moe having business in their "history" series.
    • Liechtenstein's version of Marukaite Chikyuu.
    • The Tastes Like Diabetes of Chibitalia is taken Up to Eleven with his character Ren-Ren-Rennaisance with lyrics like:
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Chibitalia: "Say, Grandpa Rome, I wonder why pasta is so delicious? Somehow, it's a very happy feeling."
Rome: "That's true, hahaha! It's because there's a spice called "love" in there. Grandpa somehow has a happy feeling"

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  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many fans' opinion on the alterations to the English dub script. See Broken Base above.
    • For some fans, it's not the script but the voices that make the dub this trope.
  • Uncanny Valley: Russimochi's tongue. Yes. Is abnormally long, creepy and made Italymochi cry.
  • They Just Didn't Care: The only explanation for some of the human names. Which makes sense, as Himaruya never intended for them to exist, but the fans insisted. Applies to both Himaruya's name choices and the english-speaking fanbase's romanizations thereof. Vargas is a Spanish name not Italian, Tino is uncommon in Finland but Timo is very common, Weillschmidt is not a name but Beilschmidt is, it's Elizabeta and not Elizaveta, and Toris is a very popular name in Lithuania... for dogs.
    • A few of the human names have actually shown up in at least two strips, one being Spain's April Fools' news show. Another strip has America referred to as "Alfred", but as he was acting in a commercial, it's probable that it was only his character's name.
    • Granted, the human names are technically Word of God and that Himaruya still offers suggestions for them. Such as with Liechtenstein.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Given the premise is pretty much expect it in some level.
  • Values Dissonance: The anime was originally going to air on a Kids Channel in Japan. In America? It's aimed at adults.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Hong Kong has been confirmed as male, but some fans are still confused. As for China, the author himself lampshades this trope in regards to him by listing him as the only female Allied member on the official character chart... before adding a "Not" on the end.
    • The above could have being mock in the Bloodbath 2010 when after being abducted by the mysterious figure both, China and Hong Kong, awake just to find themselves randomly in crossdresing clothes.
    • The audience isn't involved and is instead switched with HRE (and a few other countries at the time, until Italy grew up). Mainly, HRE always thought that Chibitalia was a girl.
    • Moldova: Is it a male or a female? Only time will tell (or a clearer appearance). Ditto with New Zealand.
  • Wangst: "Einsamkeit und Recht und Freiheit (Loneliness)". From the few lyrics we know, it's played for laughs.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?:
    • Some fans have ragged on China for his "girly looks" and "girly voice". Even though the guy has fricking super strength and martial skills in the anime.
    • Poland's Keet behavior and penchant for ponies and skirts makes him hated in some circles.
    • Austria haters (or more specifically, the die-hard Prussia/Hungary and/or Romania/Hungary supporters) frequently exaggerate his Non-Action Guy traits in order to make him unsuitable for the Lady of War Hungary and thus leave her free to go off with the much more battle-oriented Prussia or Romania.
    • Some fans have a tendency to turn Canada into a Memetic Badass and Deadpan Snarker instead of the fairly nice, unassertive guy he is in canon. It even goes to disturbing levels in fanworks where he becomes a Cute Psycho.
  • The Woobie: Oh Canada, he might be ignored in canon, but fans have not failed to recognize him.
    • Sympathetic Sue: When the fans go to extremes though, Canada ends up as this and not as a genuine Woobie. Double points if they change America into an evil Jerk Jock. This phenomenon has reached the point where it's costing him character popularity in some annoyed fandom circles.
    • And then there's China. No matter how hard he tries, no one ever seems to respect him. Hell, even his allies pick on him and order him around. His adopted Japan stabbed him in the back for seemingly no reason!
    • And let's not forget little England crying about how lonely he is, or a grown-up England getting his heart trampled on by America... The fact that he is mocked, ridiculed and disrespected by nearly everyone doesn't help.
    • Oh, Lithuania. The fact that Lithuania is the suicide capital of the world bodes ill for his future, to be sure.
      • Sympathetic Sue: When the fanworkers forget that he's got more in his personality than woobieness, Lithuania ends up as this instead.
    • Ukraine. She aches constantly, her economy is in shambles, she has a hard time making friends, and she's so kind that she often winds up picked on for it. No wonder she's always crying.
    • Italy, mostly due to his own incompetence (even the title says so!) but that doesn't make him any less sympathetic.
    • In the crazy world of Hetalia, Germany was given the blessing of sanity. His woobieness is especially prominent in the Valentine's Day strip.
    • little Romano was a inferiority-complex stricken kid whose grandfather abandoned him in favor of his younger brother, who was deathly worried that Spain and France only wanted him for his grandfather's inheritance and that he had nothing to offer, and is often disliked in favor of his much-loved younger brother.
    • Why don't we just say that everyone is a woobie at some point?
  • Woobie Conqueror of Worlds: Russia, by insisting that "all will become one with Russia". This trope is also played totally straight with him during the Bloody Sunday strip, in which he snaps and starts to mow down his own people on the grounds that, basically, "they're not really Russians if they don't love me".
  • Woolseyism: The dub constantly swings between this and Gag Dub.

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