History YMMV / AxisPowersHetalia

19th Aug '16 11:29:46 AM vaporwvae
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19th Aug '16 11:29:45 AM vaporwvae
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** 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 [[SelfDeprecation making fun of themselves?]]

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** America is Number 2 favorite character in a poll on the American side, whereas in the Japanese poll he's like the 15th.his position can range anywhere from 4th to 9th. Americans like [[SelfDeprecation making fun of themselves?]]
17th Jul '16 7:35:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: 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 Eliza''b''eta and not Elizaveta, and Toris is a very popular name in Lithuania... for dogs.
** That being said, the last one [[FridgeBrilliance might make more]] [[ButtMonkey sense than you think]]...
*** During the bunny updates of the 2013 Halloween Event, Lithuania wears dog ears.
** 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 WordOfGod and that Himaruya still offers suggestions for them. Such as with Liechtenstein.
23rd Jun '16 8:44:11 PM nombretomado
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** The premise of the show isn't the first time someone did a cartoon [[TimeSquad that mixed a warped view on history with rampant male homosexual undertones]] ([[spoiler:though ''Time Squad'' was not as popular as ''Axis Powers Hetalia'' -- at least not until after the former show got canceled]]).

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** The premise of the show isn't the first time someone did a cartoon [[TimeSquad [[WesternAnimation/TimeSquad that mixed a warped view on history with rampant male homosexual undertones]] ([[spoiler:though ''Time Squad'' was not as popular as ''Axis Powers Hetalia'' -- at least not until after the former show got canceled]]).
21st Jun '16 1:54:56 PM Willbyr
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** England's secretary debuted in the HetaliaBloodbath2010, so this is a given.
** Osaka, especially after the HetaliaBloodbath2010.

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** England's secretary debuted in the HetaliaBloodbath2010, Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010, so this is a given.
** Osaka, especially after the HetaliaBloodbath2010.Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010.
4th Jun '16 5:55:16 PM mistermissy
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* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Mostly done by the HetIsEw yaoi fangirls and the "fandom feminists" part of the fandom who seem to dislike Hungary for going from tomboy to NinjaMaid and falling for Austria, accuse Seychelles of being a Mary Sue and SatelliteLoveInterest 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.
30th May '16 7:56:41 PM Berrenta
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** Denmark alone has lots of it. Earlier portrayals showed him as [[BlondGuysAreEvil evil]] with a BloodLust in battle, or a PsychopathicManchild who acts as a PervertDad to Norway. He was also subjected to RonTheDeathEater treatment in fanworks that take place in the time period of Sweden's rebellion. Now that more of his personality has been revealed, he's either a BumblingDad to the Nordics, or a LovableSexManiac. "Mathias" seems to be the [[FanNickname most common human name]] for him in the Western fandom.

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** Denmark alone has lots of it. Earlier portrayals showed him as [[BlondGuysAreEvil evil]] evil with a BloodLust in battle, or a PsychopathicManchild who acts as a PervertDad to Norway. He was also subjected to RonTheDeathEater treatment in fanworks that take place in the time period of Sweden's rebellion. Now that more of his personality has been revealed, he's either a BumblingDad to the Nordics, or a LovableSexManiac. "Mathias" seems to be the [[FanNickname most common human name]] for him in the Western fandom.
6th May '16 12:53:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SelectiveSquick: There are some people who like the humor and the idea of the series, but are scared off by the HoYay.
** Meanwhile, there are others that are drawn to the HoYay but might find some of the UnfortunateImplications surrounding the show's interpretations of various historical events a little too disturbing.
** ''Meanwhile'', meanwhile, there are others who are fine with the HoYay but squicked by the [[NotBloodSiblings vaguely-incestuous]] pairings (US/UK, Switzerland/Liechtenstein, China/Japan, etc) or shota (Chibiromano/Spain, Chibiamerica/England, etc).
1st May '16 8:30:50 PM Angeldeb82
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* AmericansHateTingle: 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 ExtremeDoormat, FlatCharacter, and/or even the series' CreatorsPet at worst due to his [[TheStoic relatively stoic]] [[InscrutableOriental personality]] and him representing the author's homeland which automatically makes him the character most vulnerable to MarySue accusations.
** There are even fans who take offense to a ''[[VocalMinority Visible Minority]]'' of the Japanese fandom turning him into a PossessionSue 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 ''[[HypocriticalFandom exact same thing]]'' to America and Canada.

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* AmericansHateTingle: 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 ExtremeDoormat, FlatCharacter, and/or even the series' CreatorsPet at worst due to his [[TheStoic relatively stoic]] [[InscrutableOriental personality]] and him representing the author's homeland which automatically makes him the character most vulnerable to MarySue Mary Sue accusations.
** There are even fans who take offense to a ''[[VocalMinority Visible Minority]]'' of the Japanese fandom turning him into a PossessionSue 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 ''[[HypocriticalFandom exact same thing]]'' to America and Canada.



* AwesomeEgo: Prussia actually has an ImageSong 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 Darkhorse}}s in the fandom.

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* AwesomeEgo: Prussia actually has an ImageSong called "My "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment My Song That is Written By Me, For Me" Me]]" that is as much of an ego trip as it sounds. He's one of the biggest {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s in the fandom.



** The character single of Belarus and Ukraine, Carrots and Sticks. Just the beginning of it sounds awesome and sounds like a certain [[Music/{{TATU}} Russian band.]] Now that the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraeJc0nFLM song]] has come out, it has become very popular.

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** The character single of Belarus and Ukraine, Carrots and Sticks. Just the beginning of it sounds awesome and sounds like a certain [[Music/{{TATU}} Russian band.]] band]]. Now that the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraeJc0nFLM song]] has come out, it has become very popular.



* {{Canon S|ue}}tu: Lithuania is the main [[TheWoobie woobie]] of the cast, constantly pushed around and abused by Russia, Poland and Belarus, yet still remains [[NiceGuy exceptionally kind and patient]], and is a FriendToAllLivingThings (such as Tony the alien). When he was a powerful country, he is not depicted as cruel like other empire nations; rather, his imperial past is only used to show he is not an ExtremeDoormat and was once awesome - and he's portrayed as a defensive hero rather than offender to Prussia. He also falls into CreatorsPet, as he has also made appearances that were arguably unnecessary (''America's Cleaning of the Storage'', ''About the fact that Russia's history is too scary'' aka Bloody Sunday). Though he's still a likable character, if anybody's a Stu, it's him.



** As a whole, the Nordics is one of the more popular groups. Character wise, [[BoisterousBruiser Denmark]] was the most popular until the 2010 Bloodbath where [[SugarAndIcePersonality Iceland]] became the most popular within those few days [[ShipTease due to]] [[ADayInTheLimeLight obvious reasons.]]

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** As a whole, the Nordics is one of the more popular groups. Character wise, [[BoisterousBruiser Denmark]] was the most popular until the 2010 Bloodbath where [[SugarAndIcePersonality Iceland]] became the most popular within those few days [[ShipTease due to]] [[ADayInTheLimeLight [[ADayInTheLimelight obvious reasons.]] reasons]].



** Romania was depicted as AffablyEvil (most fans draw him with a SlasherSmile or a PsychoticSmirk on his face), CuteAndPsycho, or ''maybe'' {{Yandere}} for [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Hun]][[FoeYay gary]]. His [[HoYay relationship]] with Bulgaria is also a popular fanfiction topic. Nowadays, he's usually shown as a [[TheTrickster trickster]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]].

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** Romania was depicted as AffablyEvil (most fans draw him with a SlasherSmile or a PsychoticSmirk on his face), CuteAndPsycho, or ''maybe'' {{Yandere}} for [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Hun]][[FoeYay gary]]. His [[HoYay relationship]] with Bulgaria is also a popular fanfiction topic. Nowadays, he's usually shown as a [[TheTrickster trickster]] {{t|heTrickster}}rickster [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]].



** {{Jerk|Sue}} SympatheticSue: China is sometimes portrayed as this in Russia/China fanwork. 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 acknowledges him as their brother''!



** Hong Kong: Considering his long-standing PerpetualFrowner status, [[http://i.imgur.com/L4Lx5.jpg surprisingly so.]]

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** Hong Kong: Considering his long-standing PerpetualFrowner status, [[http://i.imgur.com/L4Lx5.jpg surprisingly so.]]so]].



** Belarus busting through Russia's door to demand that they get [[MadnessMantra married married married married married...]] with a close up on her [[SlasherSmile crazy expression]].

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** Belarus busting through Russia's door to demand that they get [[MadnessMantra married married married married married...]] married]]... with a close up on her [[SlasherSmile crazy expression]].



* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Mostly done by the HetIsEw yaoi fangirls and the "fandom feminists" part of the fandom who seem to dislike Hungary for going from tomboy to NinjaMaid and falling for Austria, accuse Seychelles of being a MarySue and SatelliteLoveInterest 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.

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* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Mostly done by the HetIsEw yaoi fangirls and the "fandom feminists" part of the fandom who seem to dislike Hungary for going from tomboy to NinjaMaid and falling for Austria, accuse Seychelles of being a MarySue Mary Sue and SatelliteLoveInterest 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.



** Some people overexaggerate Belarus's bad traits to make Lithuania [[SympatheticSue look more woobie-ish than he truly is]] or to discourage the Russia/Belarus pairing.

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** Some people overexaggerate Belarus's bad traits to make Lithuania [[SympatheticSue look more woobie-ish than he truly is]] is or to discourage the Russia/Belarus pairing.



** Or Japan, who was ''hated'' by people who called him a MisplacedNationalism-fueled CanonSue that was ruining the anime after every episode he appeared in. Or took personal offense about him being as beloved in Japanese fandom [[HypocriticalFandom as Canada was in Western fandom]]. Or claimed that him not being depicted as a monster or his ImperialJapan 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 VocalMinority, 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''. Fortunately, like with Korea, the hate has [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap quieted down over time]], probably because Japan having a minor or supporting role at best in the comics means that the VocalMinority can't call him a SpotlightStealingSquad by any stretch of the imagination.

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** Or Japan, who was ''hated'' by people who called him a MisplacedNationalism-fueled CanonSue Canon Sue that was ruining the anime after every episode he appeared in. Or took personal offense about him being as beloved in Japanese fandom [[HypocriticalFandom as Canada was in Western fandom]]. Or claimed that him not being depicted as a monster or his ImperialJapan 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 VocalMinority, 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''. Fortunately, like with Korea, the hate has [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap quieted down over time]], probably because Japan having a minor or supporting role at best in the comics means that the VocalMinority can't call him a SpotlightStealingSquad by any stretch of the imagination.



** SympatheticSue: When the fans go to ''extremes'' though, Canada ends up as this and not as a genuine Woobie. Double points if they change [[RonTheDeathEater America into an evil]] JerkJock. This phenomenon has reached the point where it's ''costing him character popularity'' in some annoyed fandom circles.



*** SympatheticSue: When the fanworkers forget that he's got more in his personality than woobieness, Lithuania ends up as this instead.



** Little Romano was a inferiority-complex stricken kid [[ParentalAbandonment whose grandfather abandoned]] [[ParentalFavoritism 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, [[TheUnFavorite and is often disliked in favor of his much-loved younger brother]]. On the other hand, it has also led to some of his fangirls missing the point and [[RonTheDeathEater ferociously bashing North Italy because of this]] while painting Romano [[PuritySue as a flawless angel]], when in canon North Italy cares for his brother and tries to help him but gets shot down more than once. Considering Romano's HairTriggerTemper and PerpetualFrowner traits, he's more of a JerkassWoobie: very sympathetic, yeah, but NotSoAboveItAll.

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** Little Romano was a inferiority-complex stricken kid [[ParentalAbandonment whose grandfather abandoned]] [[ParentalFavoritism 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, [[TheUnFavorite [[TheUnfavourite and is often disliked in favor of his much-loved younger brother]]. On the other hand, it has also led to some of his fangirls missing the point and [[RonTheDeathEater ferociously bashing North Italy because of this]] while painting Romano [[PuritySue as a flawless angel]], angel, when in canon North Italy cares for his brother and tries to help him but gets shot down more than once. Considering Romano's HairTriggerTemper and PerpetualFrowner traits, he's more of a JerkassWoobie: very sympathetic, yeah, but NotSoAboveItAll.
1st Apr '16 1:03:03 AM LegitimateIdiot
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*** One of Russia's other songs, [[https://youtu.be/y4PCFLt45z0 Pechka ~Light My Heart~,]] is also very catchy.



** Also joining the ranks is China's 2nd character song, [[http://youtu.be/vsC68TBJDN4 'Aiyaa 4000 Years']].
*** 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.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbc73O6h8n0 'Absolutely Invincible English Gentleman']], anyone?
*** It's so catchy, the other voice actors started headbanging to it while England's voice actor was talking about his character songs.

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** Also joining the ranks is China's 2nd character song, [[http://youtu.be/vsC68TBJDN4 'Aiyaa 4000 Years']].
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Years']]. 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.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbc73O6h8n0 'Absolutely Invincible English Gentleman']], anyone?
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anyone? It's so catchy, the other voice actors started headbanging to it while England's voice actor was talking about his character songs.



*** Fem!Prussia seems to have received a lot of hate for being inaccurate, mainly thanks to things as being an ActionGirl wearing a miniskirt.

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*** Fem!Prussia in particular seems to have received a lot of hate for being inaccurate, mainly thanks to things as being an ActionGirl wearing a miniskirt.



** Denmark.
* CreepyAwesome: Russia
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some of the lines of the Funimation dub are this.
** *cough* Romano! *cough*

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** Denmark.
* CreepyAwesome: Russia
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Some of the lines of the Funimation dub are this.
** *cough* Romano! *cough*
this. Romano especially seems to receive the brunt of them.



** ''Buono tomato, buono tomato, buono buono ooh!''
** And since England's character CD was released: ''[[http://youtu.be/kN0YTYsIZfc Pub, pub, pub tte GO!]] Fish and chips!''



** What about Russia's ''[[http://youtu.be/y4PCFLt45z0 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 considering 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.

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** What about Russia's ''[[http://youtu.be/y4PCFLt45z0 Pepepe pepepepe pechka]]''. It makes him sound absolutely adorable...until you remember exactly who's singing...
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adorable. "Pechka" apparently means "stove" in Russian.
*** Although
Russian, albeit it's not a stove like to cook something with, it's more like a fireplace. Which makes sense considering 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.



** The new ending theme, Hatafutte Parade.

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** The new ending theme, Hatafutte Parade.



** 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"

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** 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.
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fanfics. Although the author has also used "Iggy" in the manga, there's even a strip about England titled "Iggy-Iggy Annoyance"Annoyance".
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