History YMMV / AxisPowersHetalia

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']].
***
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".
31st Mar '16 1:20:20 AM LegitimateIdiot
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** And: [[GratuitousEnglish HEY U GAIZ!! Let's go to the]] [[NarmCharm HAMBAGA STUROEEEEETO!!!]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL-_1WUwZIM Here it is!]]
** 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 [[Music/{{TATU}} Russian band.]] Now that the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraeJc0nFLM song]] has come out, it has become very popular.
** At the same time, Iceland's Character Single ([[http://youtu.be/ATdslr6Lc1Q With Love from Iceland]]) has become very popular. Must be his voice.
*** Mr. Puffin's appearance.
** The catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlRhX1RifG0 "Delicious Tomato Song"]]

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** And: [[GratuitousEnglish HEY U GAIZ!! Let's go to the]] [[NarmCharm HAMBAGA STUROEEEEETO!!!]]
*** [[http://www.
GAIZ!!]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL-_1WUwZIM Here it is!]]
Let's go to the]] [[NarmCharm HAMBAGA STUROEEEEETO!!!]]
** The Character Single character single of Belarus and Ukraine (Carrots Ukraine, Carrots and Sticks) has yet to come out. However, just 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.
** At the same time, Iceland's Character Single ([[http://youtu.be/ATdslr6Lc1Q With Love from Iceland]]) has become very is just as popular. Must be his voice.
***
voice, as well as Mr. Puffin's appearance.
** The catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlRhX1RifG0 "Delicious Tomato Song"]]Song"]].



* {{Fanon}}: What many fans assume to be true about the series and its characterizations is more often this.
** Which is justified in a way, given the material and canon itself. After all, you have history to back it up.

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* {{Fanon}}: What many fans assume to be true about the series and its characterizations is more often this.
**
this. Which is can be justified in a way, given the material and canon itself. After all, you have history to back it up.



** Denmark alone has lots of it.
*** BlondGuysAreEvil: Often portrayed as such.
*** BloodLust: Often portrayed with this in fanworks.
*** BumblingDad: Seen as this to the Nordics by many fans.
*** FanNickname: "Mathias" seems to be the most common human name for him in Western fandom.
*** LovableSexManiac: He sometimes gets this characterization as well, mixed with the above.
*** PervertDad: Towards Norway (and others) in fandom.
*** PsychopathicManchild: Often portrayed as this in the fandom.
*** RonTheDeathEater: Turned into this in Fanworks when in the time period of Sweden's rebellion.
*** ToughLove: To, who else, the Nordics in much of the fandom.
** Taiwan's got some, too.
*** a LadyOfWar or a DragonLady during WWII;
*** the target of WifeHusbandry from either ImperialJapan or ImperialChina (more frequently the first);
*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding having her feet bound]] per China's orders until [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule her island came under Japanese rule]] (TruthInTelevision, sadly, since many Taiwanese women were subjected to foot binding until ''at least'' 1915, when the Japanese administration banned it).

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** Denmark alone has lots of it.
*** BlondGuysAreEvil: Often portrayed
it. Earlier portrayals showed him as such.
*** BloodLust: Often portrayed
[[BlondGuysAreEvil evil]] with this a BloodLust in fanworks.
*** BumblingDad: Seen
battle, or a PsychopathicManchild who acts as this 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 by many fans.
*** FanNickname:
Nordics, or a LovableSexManiac. "Mathias" seems to be the [[FanNickname most common human name name]] for him in the Western fandom.
*** LovableSexManiac: He sometimes gets this characterization as well, mixed with the above.
*** PervertDad: Towards Norway (and others) in fandom.
*** PsychopathicManchild: Often
fandom.
** Taiwan can be
portrayed as this in the fandom.
*** RonTheDeathEater: Turned into this in Fanworks when in the time period of Sweden's rebellion.
*** ToughLove: To, who else, the Nordics in much of the fandom.
** Taiwan's got some, too.
***
a LadyOfWar or a DragonLady during WWII;
***
WWII, the target of WifeHusbandry from either ImperialJapan or ImperialChina (more frequently the first);
***
former),or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding having her feet bound]] per China's orders until [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule her island came under Japanese rule]] (TruthInTelevision, sadly, since (which would have been TruthInTelevision, as many Taiwanese women were subjected to foot binding until ''at least'' 1915, when the Japanese administration banned it).



** [[BadassLongcoat Romania]].
*** AbhorrentAdmirer / AmicablyDivorced / BrotherSisterIncest: Depending on the fan's interpretation on their relationship, Romania is this with Moldova or vice-versa, mainly due to the mixed sentiment involving the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_unification_of_Romania_and_Moldova the Roma-Moldovan unification movement]]
*** AffablyEvil: Even though this is just because most fans draw him with a SlasherSmile or a PsychoticSmirk on his face. [[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/post/show/954796/ No]] [[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/post/show/965141/ kidding]]. (Warning: Both links may contain '''NSFW''' ads)
*** BlondGuysAreEvil
*** CuteAndPsycho, or ''maybe'' {{Yandere}} for [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Hungary]].
*** FoeYay: With Hungary. The countries are rivals in RealLife, as well.
*** HoYay: His relationship with Bulgaria has become a popular fanfiction topic.
*** OurVampiresAreDifferent
*** TheTrickster
** Egypt. Since he had not been seen without his ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefiyeh keffiyeh]]'' (his white headdress) until few ago, fanarts often pictured him with long flowing hair. A draft from Himaruya, however, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/11c5zj8.gif showed Egypt with short hair]].
*** Could be {{justified|Trope}} if you take in account that [[http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/hair.htm ancient Egyptians use to wear wigs]].

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** [[BadassLongcoat Romania]].
*** AbhorrentAdmirer / AmicablyDivorced / BrotherSisterIncest: Depending on the fan's interpretation on their relationship,
Romania is this 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]].
** The relationship between
Moldova and Romania were different based on fans' interpretations, swinging between AbhorrentAdmirer, AmicablyDivorced, or vice-versa, mainly due to BrotherSisterIncest. This may be the result of the mixed sentiment involving the regarding [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_unification_of_Romania_and_Moldova the Roma-Moldovan unification movement]]
*** AffablyEvil: Even though
movement]]. Though this is just because most fans draw him with a SlasherSmile or a PsychoticSmirk on his face. [[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/post/show/954796/ No]] [[http://hijiribe.donmai.us/post/show/965141/ kidding]]. (Warning: Both links may contain '''NSFW''' ads)
*** BlondGuysAreEvil
*** CuteAndPsycho, or ''maybe'' {{Yandere}} for [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Hungary]].
*** FoeYay: With Hungary. The countries are rivals in RealLife, as well.
*** HoYay: His relationship with Bulgaria has become a popular fanfiction topic.
now jossed since Moldova is shown to Romania's adorable little brother.
*** OurVampiresAreDifferent
*** TheTrickster
** Egypt. Since he had not been isn't normally seen without his ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefiyeh keffiyeh]]'' (his white headdress) until few ago, (white headdress), fanarts often pictured him with long flowing hair.hair. This could be {{justified|Trope}} if you take in account that [[http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/hair.htm ancient Egyptians use to wear wigs]]. A draft from Himaruya, however, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/11c5zj8.gif showed shows Egypt with short hair]].
*** Could be {{justified|Trope}} if you take in account that [[http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/hair.htm ancient Egyptians use to wear wigs]].
hair]].



** Bulgaria - doubles as OCStandIn. His appearances (both manga and anime) are so short that fanworkers are at odds with any kind of characterisation. His most popular "personality" is a {{Jerkass}} with a HairTriggerTemper.
*** Which has actually been {{Jossed}} after ''Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}}'' and the 2011 Bloodbath, where he's depicted as a soft-spoken NiceGuy.
** Ukraine (like Canada) is sometimes depicted as a SilkHidingSteel due to her country's history with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cossacks#Name Cossacks]]. Added to being hinted as a {{Yandere}}.

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** Bulgaria - doubles as OCStandIn. His appearances (both manga and anime) are so short that fanworkers are at odds with any kind of characterisation. His most popular "personality" is a {{Jerkass}} with a HairTriggerTemper.
*** Which
HairTriggerTemper. This has actually been {{Jossed}} after ''Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}}'' and the 2011 Bloodbath, where he's depicted as a soft-spoken NiceGuy.
** Ukraine (like Canada) is sometimes depicted as a SilkHidingSteel due to her country's history with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cossacks#Name Cossacks]]. Added to She is also being hinted as being a {{Yandere}}.{{Yandere}}, as a result of her character song.



* FandomRivalry: For some reason, with ''Webcomic/{{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 [[ActorShipping shipping creators]] Creator/HidekazHimaruya and Creator/AndrewHussie.
** Lately, however, it seems the two fandoms have [[FriendlyFandoms become friends]].

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* FandomRivalry: For some reason, with ''Webcomic/{{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 [[ActorShipping shipping creators]] Creator/HidekazHimaruya and Creator/AndrewHussie.
** Lately, however,
Creator/AndrewHussie. Eventually, it seems the two fandoms have [[FriendlyFandoms become friends]].



** Lately has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises, and both fandoms accuse each other of being either insensitive or historically inaccurate. Unlike [=SATW=], Polandball was not created by a single author. Also unlike in the case with [=SATW=], this rivalry seems to be not cooling down soon.

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** Lately this has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises, and both fandoms accuse each other of being either insensitive or historically inaccurate. Unlike [=SATW=], Hetalia, Polandball was not created by a single author. Also unlike in the case with [=SATW=], Homestuck, this rivalry seems to be not cooling down any time soon.



** France?



** South Italians that listen to the [[ImageSong Buono Tomato]] [[EarWorm song]] can immediately 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!

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** South Italians that listen to the [[ImageSong Buono Tomato]] [[EarWorm song]] can immediately 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 he was young...see? Everything in Hetalia has a reason!



** Ukraine, Belarus and Taiwan are rather popular among the rare fanboys.
*** Hungary as well.

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** Ukraine, Belarus Belarus, Hungary and Taiwan are rather popular among the rare fanboys.
*** Hungary as well.
fanboys.



* TrueArt: Kugelmugel seems to be moping about what is considered art.
** TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: At least to us.
* UncannyValley: Russimochi's tongue. Yes. Is [[OverlyLongTongue abnormally long]], creepy and [[FelonyMisdemeanor made Italymochi cry]].

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* TrueArt: TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Kugelmugel seems to be moping about what is considered art.
** TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: At least to us.
'art'.
* UncannyValley: Russimochi's tongue. Yes. Is It is [[OverlyLongTongue abnormally long]], creepy and [[FelonyMisdemeanor made Italymochi cry]].



** Also stomping on poor Italy's head when he did something wrong or forgot to do something, and locking him up for "stealing" food that was actually a gift from Holy Roman Empire.

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** Also stomping He also stomped on poor Italy's head when he did something wrong or forgot to do something, and locking locked him up for "stealing" food that was actually a gift from Holy Roman Empire.



** Some fans have ragged on China for his "[[{{Bishonen}} girly looks]]" and "[[CrossDressingVoices girly voice]]". Even though the guy has ''fricking super strength and martial skills'' in the anime.
*** Apparently being able to disarm and overpower two very skilled opponents (who are wielding a katana and a gun) with nothing but a WOK isn't at all impressive... just because of the aforementioned feminine appearance and voice.

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** Some fans have ragged on China for his "[[{{Bishonen}} girly looks]]" and "[[CrossDressingVoices girly voice]]". Even though the guy has ''fricking super strength and martial skills'' in the anime.
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anime. Apparently being able to disarm and overpower two very skilled opponents (who are wielding a katana and a gun) with nothing but a WOK isn't at all impressive... just because of the aforementioned feminine appearance and voice.
8th Mar '16 12:49:45 PM Josef5678
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** Turkey might not have the most agreeable of personalities or the best of relations with Greece or Hungary, but some fanworks turn him into a complete asshole who will {{sm|ugSnake}}irkingly {{manipulat|iveBastard}}e, [[DomesticAbuser abuse]], and {{rape|AsDrama}} others solely to "put them in their place", whether because these fanwriters love TheMasochismTango of Turkey/Greece or Turkey/Hungary or are enamored of the idea of Turkey as a BastardBoyfriend with a WhiteMaskOfDoom.

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** Turkey might not have the most agreeable of personalities or the best of relations with Greece or Hungary, but some fanworks turn him into a complete asshole who will {{sm|ugSnake}}irkingly {{manipulat|iveBastard}}e, [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse abuse]], and {{rape|AsDrama}} others solely to "put them in their place", whether because these fanwriters love TheMasochismTango of Turkey/Greece or Turkey/Hungary or are enamored of the idea of Turkey as a BastardBoyfriend with a WhiteMaskOfDoom.
28th Dec '15 2:29:38 PM TheNerfGuy
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* RelationshipSue: 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 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Portuguese_Alliance Anglo-Portuguese Alliance]] into "marriage marriage marriage England England England yay they're married". Not all [=PortEng=] fans do this, but the basis is there and it's not helped [[ShipToShipCombat by the USUK bashing]]. 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 [[ImperialJapan "the Pearl of the Japanese Empire"]] from 1895 to 1945.
** Japan has been accused of this too by fans who apparently believe that "([[NotSoAboveItAll mostly]]) emotionally reserved character who gets focused on sometimes and has a LoveTriangle of sorts going on with two (relatively minor) characters" = "perfect GaryStu harem lead who has half of the cast falling all over him". Also comes mixed with DieForOurShip from rabid Turkey/Greece shippers who bash him for getting in the way of their "far hotter and more historically important" pairing.
10th Nov '15 12:27:43 AM Anddrix
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* BrokenBase: ''Oh'' boy, where to start? Funimation's release of the English dub has taken the previously more-or-less united fanbase (outside of {{Shipping}}) and ''shattered'' it, probably beyond repair. Within hours of Funi showing some rather controversial scenes at a convention, massive {{flame war}}s erupted over the [[RatedMForMoney 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, {{bowdleri|se}}zed ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' FollowTheLeader that goes completely against Himaruya's own views and enters DudeNotFunny territory. The flames have yet to die down.

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* BrokenBase: ''Oh'' boy, where to start? Funimation's release of the English dub has taken the previously more-or-less united fanbase (outside of {{Shipping}}) and ''shattered'' it, probably beyond repair. Within hours of Funi showing some rather controversial scenes at a convention, massive {{flame war}}s erupted over the [[RatedMForMoney 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, {{bowdleri|se}}zed ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' FollowTheLeader that goes completely against Himaruya's own views and enters DudeNotFunny tasteless territory. The flames have yet to die down.



** Belarus became this when [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] threatened to send her to Siberia because Lithuania expressed reservations about accompanying him to a meeting. Can you imagine your own brother [[TheUnfavourite caring so little about you]] that he uses sending you to the horror that was the [[TheGulag gulags]] as [[IHaveYourWife 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 [[DudeNotFunny not right]].

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** Belarus became this when [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] threatened to send her to Siberia because Lithuania expressed reservations about accompanying him to a meeting. Can you imagine your own brother [[TheUnfavourite caring so little about you]] that he uses sending you to the horror that was the [[TheGulag gulags]] as [[IHaveYourWife 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 [[DudeNotFunny not right]].right.
26th Oct '15 7:05:17 PM general_tiu
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** Lately has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises, and both fandoms accuse each other of being either insensitive or historically inaccurate. Unlike =SATW=, Polandball was not created by a single author. Also unlike in the case with =SATW=, this rivalry seems to be not cooling down soon.

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** Lately has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises, and both fandoms accuse each other of being either insensitive or historically inaccurate. Unlike =SATW=, [=SATW=], Polandball was not created by a single author. Also unlike in the case with =SATW=, [=SATW=], this rivalry seems to be not cooling down soon.
24th Oct '15 7:08:08 PM general_tiu
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** This has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises.

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** This Lately has also become the case with ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', because of similar premises.premises, and both fandoms accuse each other of being either insensitive or historically inaccurate. Unlike =SATW=, Polandball was not created by a single author. Also unlike in the case with =SATW=, this rivalry seems to be not cooling down soon.
13th Oct '15 3:17:34 PM Clanger00
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* BaseBreaker: England has more haters than you'd expect, especially given the fact that he is almost bizarrely popular in both fanfic and fanart. Some fans hate him ''because'' he is so popular, finding that his popularity leaves other countries behind. Some even find him to be the CreatorsPet. On the other hand, it almost seems logical that the fandom is so divided over him--not only is he very much {{Tsundere}} (which is often taken UpToEleven by fans), he is also a country with a very long history that seems morally questionable to many, so not many are pleased with him being portrayed as TheWoobie.
** ALL countries when it boils down to it, and certainly those whoever had an Empire, will have a morally questionable history in somebody's mind -- England just has the best known example of such an Empire.
** On top of that, there's strong division over whether England should be the {{seme}} or {{uke}}. As custom for slash fics and art, [[{{Wimpification}} many fans will exaggerate]] England's more submissive and feminine traits. But then you have fans giving him the badass seme treatment, often to RonTheDeathEater levels, because he was an empire and therefore must always top.

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* BaseBreaker: England has more haters than you'd expect, especially given the fact that he is almost bizarrely popular in both fanfic and fanart. Some fans hate him ''because'' he is so popular, finding that his popularity leaves other countries behind. Some even find him to be the CreatorsPet. On the other hand, it almost seems logical that the fandom is so divided over him--not only is he very much {{Tsundere}} (which is often taken UpToEleven by fans), he is also a country with a very long history that seems morally questionable to many, so not many are pleased with him being portrayed as TheWoobie.
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ALL countries when it boils down to it, and certainly those whoever had an Empire, will have a morally questionable history in somebody's mind -- England just has the best known example of such an Empire.
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** On top of that, there's There's strong division over whether England should be the {{seme}} or {{uke}}. As custom for slash fics and art, [[{{Wimpification}} many fans will exaggerate]] England's more submissive and feminine traits. But then you have fans giving him the badass seme treatment, often to RonTheDeathEater levels, because he was an empire and therefore must always top.
11th Oct '15 2:56:10 PM DanganRonper12202
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*** One of Russia's other songs, [[https://youtu.be/y4PCFLt45z0 Pechka ~Light My Heart~,]] is also very catchy.


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**The Nordic Five's song, [[http://youtu.be/lWoUrDp78dk Always With You...Nordic 5!,]] has all five of the nations at once, and is incredibly awesome and catchy.
**[[http://youtu.be/mridG1GB1ak United Nations Star,]] which is sung by the Allies. It's awesome, catchy, and funny.
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