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[[caption-width-right:350:[-The central cast, de-chibified. From left to right:\\
Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.-] ]]

->'''Norway:''' Svalbard, wh...what happened?\\
'''Svalbard:''' You were being an idiot. That's what happened.

'''''[[http://satwcomic.com Scandinavia and the World]]''''' is a webcomic by Website/DeviantArt member Creator/{{Humon}}. It is a comic about stereotypes, history and culture in the form of [[NationsAsPeople national personifications]] interacting with one another, ā la ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', and focusing on, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Scandinavia]]. The main characters are Denmark, a cheerful, but culturally naīve party boy; Norway, a friendly and calm nature lover; and Sweden, the uptight technology expert.

An AnimatedAdaptation (for the [[WebAnimation Web]]) is being produced; finished pieces can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjyCHsd2tJVJ2oa8T4UiuwQ here]].

Humon has two other webcomics, ''Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles'' and ''Webcomic/{{Niels}}''. In addition, her DA account regularly features works based on Northern European folklore, with plenty of notes.

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!!''Scandinavia and the World'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalMarriage: Apparently the civil union Denmark pronounced between Sweden and Norway in the [[http://satwcomic.com/porn-for-everybody first comic]] was considered [[http://satwcomic.com/three-years legal.]]
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: To his own horror, Sweden catches himself thinking this about Denmark's [[http://satwcomic.com/the-monster-lurks-in-the-dark racial caricature]].
* AllGermansAreNazis:
** Averted in an interesting way. Nazi Germany and Modern Germany seem to be two separate entities (as opposed to the latter being simply the former after a very thorough makeover), evidenced by the fact that they both can appear in the [[http://satwcomic.com/bully-fail same comic]] -- wherein Modern Germany is outright terrified of his fascist counterpart. Moreover, Modern Germany is also terrified of being [[http://satwcomic.com/not-a-yahtzee thought of as a Nazi]].
** Also Germany has a third entity in the form of Prussia, in the sense of Bismarck's creation and the First/Second Reichs, who also appears alongside Nazi and modern Germanies.
* AllMenArePerverts / AllWomenAreLustful: In this universe, almost everyone is a pervert to some degree. Except, notably, England, [[http://satwcomic.com/monster as seen in "Monster"]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Humon's comments provide a lot of background about the characters, especially the ones she hasn't introduced into the actual comic.
* AmbiguousGender: [[http://satwcomic.com/no-surprise Thailand]]. Humon describes hir as "different from a trans woman in that they still often identify as male on some level", eventually just placing Thailand in the "third gender" category.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The characters are almost all the Personifications of their countries -- or rather, the Scandinavian stereotypes of their countries.
* AnythingButThat: Iceland, Denmark and Norway are absolutely terrified of ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'' due to the horror themes, but America is really just bored. Until Sweden reaches a level with naked corpses in it. America screams in fear at the sight of penises, while Norway, Denmark and especially Iceland actually smile.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign:
** What Denmark does when asked to speak Swedish. This includes saying [[Franchise/TheMuppets "Börk börk börk."]]
** It also happened when he was asked to speak German. Dude needs to invest in some phrase books.
* AssShove:
** The Nordic Lodge now only has two rectal thermometers thanks to Denmark's misunderstanding.
** There was also the matter of Sweden's Stone Age artifact, although that was more understandable.
* {{Atlantis}}: Appears, alongside various other mythological entities, in [[http://satwcomic.com/drunken-party "Drunken Party"]], much to the confusion of all witnesses.
* {{Badass}}: Several countries are portrayed as having a rather higher than normal quotient of awesome.
** Finland is a ColdSniper KnifeNut who can shoot a key out of Aland's hand from Switzerland's house.
** Iceland is an extreme-sports fanatic who lives in a volcano full of dark matter demons.
** Sister Germany, who uses her BoobsOfSteel to break Denmark's arm when he goes to cop a feel:
--->'''Finland:''' (''via placard'') Women should be respected. Lady Germany should be ''feared''.
** Svalbard is a scarred, bearded frontiersman who has to dodge polar bears during his life in the world's most northernmost permanent settlement.
** Aland may look like a harmless little offshoot of Finland, but there was that time when it defeated Russia -- and actually shoots Russia's white flag in half because he doesn't know what it means.
--->'''Aland:''' Odd time to be drying your laundry, Mr. Russia. (''click'')
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Finland in [[http://satwcomic.com/the-day-after "The Day After"]]. Averted in the full-sized drawings, where Humon blocks the naughty bits with little flags, but it's still evident that the characters have them. Averted in "boobs and a joint", where the flags are not included.
* BeatPanel: Often used, to great effect.
* BedmateReveal: In [[http://satwcomic.com/long-cold-nights "Long Cold Nights"]], Sweden wakes up to find his bed pretty crowded.
* BestialityIsDepraved:
** Played straight for Sweden:
-->'''Sweden:''' You have no right to judge me! You weren't there! I was a stupid teenager! [[ImAManICantHelpIt I was horny!]] And it was a really cute horse!
** Inverted for Wales (a man) and New Zealand (a ewe). While all the human/human pairings are fraught with drama, the two of them are HappilyMarried.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Wales, in [[http://satwcomic.com/it-s-all-about-the-children "It's All About the Children"]].
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Canada and America, or rather, America and Canada, since America seems to be in charge despite being the "Big Guy".
* BigNo:
** Sweden gets one when he finds out Sister Sweden slept in Finland's room and he himself slept with Sister Finland. They were all really drunk the night before -- ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Also, Denmark after Sweden conquers Norway from him.
** Norway after Denmark kills his albino moose. With never-ending rain of sadness.
* BigScrewedUpFamily:
** Åland and Finland don't get along at all.
** England was a rather inattentive parent to America, to Australia (possibly), and is an inattentive parent to Sealand.
** The only reason Canada turned out alright was because by the time he was adopted into the family he was relatively old enough to raise himself.
** As for Scania, Fenno-Swede, etc., [[WordOfGod the author]] says, "All the children in [=SatW=] are completely fucked."
* BilingualBonus: [[http://satwcomic.com/obama-is-in-town "Denmark! Don't call Obama that!"]][[note]]Denmark tried to say "that's too bad" (in Danish) but due to the way some Danes pronounced certain words, it sounds like "that's the master negro" to Norwegians.[[/note]]
* BishieSparkle: [[http://satwcomic.com/moby-is-a-dick Iceland]]. Occasionally lampshaded: Denmark [[http://satwcomic.com/ungodly-surprise borrowed them]] for a strip.
* {{Bizarchitecture}}: [[http://satwcomic.com/scandinavian-design A Scandinavian specialty.]]
* BlackComedy: Scandinavians and Russians apparently love this, but it doesn't always translate well overseas...
-->'''America:''' I... was expecting something different from a comedy called "Funny Friends"...
* BlackComedyRape: [[http://satwcomic.com/leaking "Leaking"]]
* BlueWithShock:
** Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, when Iceland shows off the latest addition to his penis collection.
** Finland when Fennoswede (his nephew) starts speaking Swedish.
** Germany when it was pointed out to him that he was wearing his own flag.
* BraidsOfBarbarism: The Viking tradition is [[http://satwcomic.com/trans-fear referenced]]. Even though the Nordics don't have long enough hair to really braid.
* BrainBleach: Sweden wants to poke his eyes out after seeing porn of Sister Sweden on the Net.
* BrickJoke:
** See AccidentalMarriage -- 3 years in the making, that one.
** America's [[http://satwcomic.com/taking-over gay penguins and flamingos]]. Lampshaded by Humon.
* BritainVersusTheUK: Subverted in the early comics; "England" seems to symbolise a more British stereotype and wears a Union Jack shirt, but later on Ireland and Scotland show up and [[http://satwcomic.com/english-flag he explains he wears it because the Cross of St. George makes him look like a member of the Red Cross]]. This is either a case of geographical artistic license (Ireland isn't in the UK at all so England really ''doesn't'' speak for him) ''or'' a rather weird GeniusBonus (the Union Flag is a combination of the English, Scottish and Irish crosses -- but the Irish cross has long since fallen out of use and been forgotten about in both countries). Soon the comic switched to England wearing just the Cross of St. George, though Humon claims to have made the switch because it's easier to draw.
* CarpetOfVirility: Canada... and his sister.
* CloakAndDagger: [[http://satwcomic.com/i-spy-with-my-little-eye America spies on]] Finland, Norway, Estonia, Sweden, and Denmark... [[SpyVersusSpy Meanwhile]], [[spoiler:Sister Denmark is spying on him.]]
* ClusterFBomb:
** Finland. [[http://satwcomic.com/a-bad-day Even a]] WallOfText's worth of "PERKELE!"
** Denmark utters lots of "shit" while [[http://satwcomic.com/hurry-hurry-hurry hurrying to save his Jewish population from Nazi Germany]].
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Norway, Denmark, Sweden [[http://satwcomic.com/well really shouldn't have overworked Poland for small pay...]]
-->'''Norway:''' Where did the bucket go?\\
'''Denmark:''' And the sponge?\\
'''Sweden:''' AND THE CAR YOU IDIOTS!!!
* CommieNazis: Spoofed. [[http://satwcomic.com/the-end-of-america "I don't wanna be a freedom-hating Communist hippie-Nazi like you guys!!!"]]
* CompensatingForSomething: Iceland owns three gigantic cars, goes sky diving down volcanoes, and collects dismembered animal penises... he also happens to have a very small... ahem... population.
-->'''[[http://satwcomic.com/the-collection Iceland]]:''' I'VE ALREADY GOT THREE HUGE CARS!!! BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH!!! IT'S NEVER ''ENOUGH''!!!
* CornerOfWoe:
** [[http://satwcomic.com/nordics-like-fish Denmark does it after discovering one of Iceland's "culinary dishes".]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/christmas-traditions And Vatican upon finding how the Nordics celebrate Christmas.]]
* CreatorCameo: As seen in [[http://satwcomic.com/no-more-fun "No More Fun"]] and [[http://satwcomic.com/my-cookies "My Cookies"]].
* {{Crossover}}: [[http://satwcomic.com/trash-robber With]] ''Webcomic/StupidFox''.
* DagwoodSandwich: Denmark's [[http://satwcomic.com/tall-food-is-good-food smørrebrød]].
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: America doesn't understand [[http://satwcomic.com/funny-movie the Scandinavian sense of humor]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Sweden has his moments.
-->'''Denmark:''' Dear God -- [Lady Germany] broke my hand between her breasts! I'll never be able to play violin again.\\
'''Sweden:''' ''Thank God.''
* DescriptionCut: After King Europe builds an extremely large telescope
-->'''Chile''': A telescope like that needs an awesome name.\\
'''King Europe''': Don't worry. I'm very good at naming things.\\
''Telescope reads "European Extremely Large Telescope"''
* DistaffCounterpart / SpearCounterpart: Very literal. Full-fledged nations (that is, not micronations, territories, regions, or other outlying exceptions) come in sibling pairs, one male and one female, and in most cases, the brother and sister are basically HalfIdenticalTwins. Because of this, it tends to be the case that one of the pair (usually the male, although there are exceptions such as France) is the "main" country personification, with the other one popping up only when the joke is gender-specific. The counterparts are usually referred to as "Sister/Brother ", though the honorific is dropped in some circumstances (such as when the Nordic sisters are hanging out together).
* DontExplainTheJoke: Played straight and inverted at the same time. Yes, Humon usually adds an explanation for the comics which don't sound half as funny when read out aloud, but generally are an utter necessity for people who aren't natives of the countries depicted in a given comic strip. And sometimes even if they are.
* DopeSlap: [[http://satwcomic.com/iceland-ain-t-right Sweden]] to [[http://satwcomic.com/wild-ghost Denmark]], usually.
* DroppedGlasses: [[http://satwcomic.com/the-wonder-of-glasses Sweden's]].
* DunceCap: Norway and Denmark wear them in Sweden's version of the 2011 Norwegian butter crisis: [[http://satwcomic.com/too-little-butter "Too Little Butter"]].
* {{Eagleland}}: While America certainly has most of the Flavor 2 traits, he does genuinely want to help others and is seen as the peace keeper when things get too out of hand. Essentially he's a Type 2 who aspires to be Type 1. Sister America, on the other hand, is 100% Type 2. Of course, Sister America is generally portrayed as being far more "progressive" compared to Brother America, which can remove her from the Type 2 category a bit. One could say they are of the Mixed Flavor variety.
* EmpathyPet:
** Sister America's dog.
** Ocasionally Norway's fish.
* EuropeansAreKinky: Provides the page image. The biggest examples are Denmark, Sister Sweden, and King Europe, although France is also in that league.
* EurovisionSongContest: For several of the characters, it's SeriousBusiness.
-->'''[[WordOfGod Humon]]:''' The Eurovision Contest is comedy gold for me.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Girls (and gay guys) are pretty into Sister Sweden, according to the author.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim:
** Denmark has certain appeal for guys, and Norway has it for lesbians, again according to the author.
** Notice that among Romania's victims was Denmark. Whether this reinforces Denmark's appeal to men or proves that Even the Guys Want Romania is unclear, but it's probably both.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[http://satwcomic.com/australian-princess Denmark makes for an unorthodox fairy godmother, but ain't it sweet?]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: [[http://satwcomic.com/german-sparkle-party Especially Germans.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: King Europe decides to build an extremely large telescope in Chile. He calls it...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Extremely_Large_Telescope ''The European Extremely Large Telescope.'']]
* ExactWords: The King of the Franks demands that Norway, Sweeden, and Denmark kiss the king's feet. Denmark [[http://satwcomic.com/kiss-it-better lifts the king's feet to his head before kissing them.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** Sister America is basically Creator/ParisHilton with Strawman Liberal overtones.
** Canada's role as an inferior to America is very similar to [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia's]] version. Although this may have more to do with drawing on shared stereotypes/truths of America overshadowing Canada.
** America in some of the earlier comics reminds us of ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}}, especially in [[http://satwcomic.com/i-want-oil "I Want Oil"]].
* TheFaceless: NorthKorea, when he (or she, or it) appears, is always wrapped entirely in a North Korean flag, with only a pair of disembodied eyes visible out of the shadows. This presumably symbolizes the country's isolation.
* FanDisservice:
** The picture of the Canada siblings in swimwear. Let's just say... body hair. This was largely the point, or at least to point out that the author thinks the disgust of it is largely ridiculous. [[FetishFuel Then again, some of us like a bit of fluff.]]
** And [[http://satwcomic.com/all-you-need-is-love Denmark in drag]]. As Humon says in the commentary, Denmark does not do pretty and sparkly well. The entire strip is inspired by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2oZQW4-lSI this multinational rendition]] of "All You need Is Love" (Denmark at 2:05).
* {{Fanservice}}: Let's just say there are a lot of strips where the characters are more detailed than usual...
* FemaleGaze: Once when asked why, if she is a feminist, most of her characters are male, Humon replied that as a (mostly) straight woman, she likes drawing men for herself to ogle. She has also expressed irritation with fanworks that present/describe all the male characters as {{Bishonen}}, since she went out of her way to depict numerous different types.
* FollowTheLeader: The author [[SincerestFormOfFlattery admitted to starting this]] comic after disagreeing with the Scandinavian depictions in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
* ForeignQueasine:
** The Scandinavian penchant for... interesting varieties of fish is pictured in [[http://satwcomic.com/nordics-like-fish one comic]].
** The (historically false) reason for why Åland had to live with Finland. [[http://satwcomic.com/make-a-good-impression It only looks that bad when cooked by Finland, apparently.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Nazi Germany wears little Himmler-specs.
* FreudianTrio:
** Denmark -- TheMcCoy
** Norway -- TheKirk
** Sweden -- TheSpock
* TheFundamentalist: America. Contrast that with his sister, who's a Hollywood liberal.
* FunSize: The style of most strips. Drawings that are not strips are in a more realistic style, and one comic was drawn like manga [[RuleOfFunny for artistical reasons]].
* GagBoobs: [[http://satwcomic.com/everybody-can-have-boobs Denmark puts some on.]] Also, Sister Germany.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Inverted. Sister America's boobs don't move at all.
* GlobalIgnorance:
** Surprisingly not an America-only trait. The Scandinavians don't know anything about South America, America mixes up Sweden and Norway while forgetting Denmark, and Sister America thought Scandinavia was a country till she discovered the joys of shipping.
** America's introduction was by arriving in Denmark for a skiing trip: Denmark is one of the flattest countries in the world. This was based on [[JustifiedTrope a real encounter Humon had with two American tourists.]]
** Humon (or more likely America) tends to see "South America" as one area, rather a seperate dozen countries.
* {{Golem}}: Norway created Denmark from a pile of sand one day when he was at the beach.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[http://satwcomic.com/kiss-it-better The king of the Franks has Hello Kitty undies]].
* GroinAttack: [[http://satwcomic.com/omnom-swedish-balls Sweden runs afoul of an invasive fish.]]
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Built on it. In comic: [[http://satwcomic.com/ungodly-surprise Yaoi Surprise]].
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Most of the sisters look just like their male counterparts, but with longer hair and no facial hair. It's most pronounced with the Denmarks, where the sister even has boyish features and a skinny figure.
* HannibalLecture: Employed by Sweden in [[http://satwcomic.com/size-matters "Size Matters"]] to stop Denmark and Norway singing the "ÆØÅ (Size Matters)" song.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Played with the real world ice cream: Golden Gaytime, very popular in Australia. Not what Denmark [[http://satwcomic.com/let-s-have-a-gay-time expected]].
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Sweden in the earlier comics. With the introduction of Åland into the comics, however, hiding his sexuality has been {{jossed}}. Sweden still tries to hide it. [[http://satwcomic.com/boys-will-be-boys Åland]], not so much.
* HeadbuttOfLove: [[http://satwcomic.com/mean-names Norway and Denmark pull of one of these.]] According to the author, it was because drawing them hugging would look weird in the comic's art style.
* HeadPet:
** Sister America has a pet chihuahua that sits on her head and has a perpetually confused expression.
** Brother America usually has Canada on his head.
** Norway sometimes puts an apparently living fish on his.
* HeroicBSOD:
** [[http://satwcomic.com/evil-flag What happens when Germany, who has a fear of people flying his flag,]] [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead is told that he wears it on his own shirt.]]
** When Finland's puppy suddenly grows Hitler's mustache and hairdo, and gives Germany a Nazi salute, Germany literally [[http://satwcomic.com/cute-puppy bluescreens]].
* HornyVikings: Denmark, Norway and Sweden [[http://satwcomic.com/good-to-see-you-england sometimes like to go back to their roots]].
* IdiotHair: [[http://satwcomic.com/you-look-away-for-one-minute Faroe Islands]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Norway seems to be relatively straight, he just happens to have lots and lots of fairly ambiguous sex with Denmark.
* InSeriesNickname: [[http://satwcomic.com/danish-household Denmark is known as Zealand to the internal regions of Denmark.]] Which one is the nickname is uncertain.
* ImStandingRightHere: In one strip, America keeps mistaking Norway for Sweden and can't seem to see Denmark, implying that he is that oblivious. In the last frame, we see things from his perspective: Norway and Sweden look identical, Denmark isn't seen... but we see South America standing beside America, when he wasn't visible earlier! Seems like America's not the only one with selective blindness...
* IncestIsRelative: America has a lot with Canada, who is his adopted brother; England is America's birth father and adopted Canada from France.
* InterspeciesRomance: Wales×New Zealand. [[BestialityIsDepraved Did we mention New Zealand's a sheep?]] [[http://satwcomic.com/sheep-are-cute Did we also mention New South Wales is their offspring?]]
* ItMakesSenseInContext:
** In and out of universe; Humon got a lot of people asking why the characters spoke English, instead of her language or their own languages. She responded by making a comic where they all spoke their own language, some unable to understand each other. It ends with America and China screaming in frustration:
--->'''America:''' WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!\\
'''China:''' 我不知道![[note]]I don't know![[/note]]\\
'''America:''' SHUT UP!
** [[http://satwcomic.com/we-re-all-mad-here Norway had a giant cheese fire a while back.]]
* KangarooCourt: [[http://satwcomic.com/judgement-day Poor Denmark gets sued in one]], with Sweden as his lawyer and ''America'' as judge.
* KissOfLife: Well, Kiss of Beer -- one of the ghosts performs this on Denmark in [[http://satwcomic.com/no-beer-left "No Beer Left"]].
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Sister America and Sister Japan.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Finland shoves Åland and Sweden off the end of a dock into the water. Two panels later, Åland comes back up screaming that he found a bunch of old 18th-century champagne bottles that are worth a fortune, and proclaims to Sweden that "we'll keep one and open it on the cruise trip I'll be taking you on around the world!"
* LeeroyJenkins: [[http://satwcomic.com/the-day-the-iraq-war-started America starting the Iraq war.]]
* LoudOfWar: South Korea torments North Korea with [[http://satwcomic.com/gangnam-style "Gangnam Style"]].
* MaleFrontalNudity: Lampshaded in [[http://satwcomic.com/anything-but-that "Anything but That"]] (link SFW).
* ManChild: the author claims that the adult countries have the mentality of teenagers.
* {{Megane}}: Sweden; Åland; Belgium
* MisplacedNationalism / InternetBackdraft: Humon herself actually stopped drawing strips temporarily because of this.
* MistakenForCheating: Wales thought New Zealand was having an affair with Scotland in the mini-comic.
* MistakenForRacist:
** In one comic, Denmark mistakes South Africa for a monkey, causing South Africa to attack Denmark. This stems from the stereotype that all Danes are racist without realizing it. Most likely, it is also a reference to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0CcswBjn7Y the incident where a Danish TV host]] mistook a picture of an African man for a monkey. Also, far from all Danes are racist but are often seen this way because the most racist political party in the country is also the (arguably) most influential one -- plus that whole thing with the drawings.
** Another comic has more of the "mistaken" aspect, as a quirk of dialect leads to Sweden thinking Denmark's [[http://satwcomic.com/obama-is-in-town insulting Obama]].
* MoralityPet: Sister Sweden for Finland.
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: "[[http://satwcomic.com/eurovision-2014 Yes hello fellow EUs. I am indeed Netherlands and no one else]]." Plus the PaperThinDisguise of changing his flag shirt.
* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Despite being written and drawn by a Dane the comic strip is not afraid of poking fun at Denmark.
* MyEyesAreUpHere:
-->'''[[http://satwcomic.com/iron-lady Lady Germany:]]''' YOU WILL LOOK ME IN THE EYES OR DESPAIR!!!
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: See BilingualBonus.
* TheNapoleon: Canada threatens in one comic to America that just because he's America's hat, doesn't change the fact that Canada is on top. America just thought this was hilarious.
* NationalStereotypes: The comic strip thrives on it.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Finland [[http://satwcomic.com/unlucky pushes Aland and Sweden into the water]] seemingly for no reason other than to be a jerk, Aland finds two bottles of super-valuable champagne. He sells one and takes Sweden on a cruise around the world. Finland just mutters "[[PrecisionFStrike Perkele]]".
* NiceHat: A lot of the countries have them.
* NoodleImplements: [[http://satwcomic.com/you-look-away-for-one-minute Faroes was just waiting for his chance.]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Sweden, despite supposedly being the normal OnlySaneMan of the Nordic club, tends to end up in a variety of bizarre and hilarious jams
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Nordic Council. Greenland plays it up to America as a secret society, but it turns out to be this.
* NorseByNorsewest: Being a comic about stereotypes, each character shows varying shades of this trope. The classical Hollywood stereotype isn't that prominent, however, due to the stereotypes coming from a Danish viewpoint. The comic's premises actually inverts this, as it shows the Scandinavian perception of other countries.
* OfficialCouple: Sweden×Åland, Finland×Sister Sweden, and [[InterspeciesRomance Wales×New Zealand]].
* OnlySaneMan: Sweden would like to think he is this. He really, really isn't, and tends to embarrass himself whenever he tries to "educate" the other Nordics.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: As a result of having [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla The Gateway to Hell]] in his territory, Iceland has "dark matter demons" hanging around his house. He treats them as somewhere between [[http://satwcomic.com/iceland-ain-t-right cute pet]] [[http://satwcomic.com/big-brother-sweden and]] [[http://satwcomic.com/sleepover-at-iceland-s annoying pest]].
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Romania would rather steal your wallet than your blood.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://scandanaviaandtheworld.wikia.com/wiki/Beer_Ghost The Beer Ghost.]]
* PassThePopcorn: Or the fishes in this case -- [[http://satwcomic.com/the-wonder-of-glasses Norway doesn't need to own a TV]] because he can watch Sweden and Denmark winding each other up.
* PatrioticFervor:
** Inverted with modern Germany, who doesn't like flying his flag around since it might make his people prideful.
** Played straight with the Scandinavian trio, seeing it as a symbol of joy and happiness. [[http://satwcomic.com/evil-flag And when it's someone's birthday.]]
** Also played straight with America.
* PimpDuds: Sister Denmark gets one such attire while singing [[http://satwcomic.com/my-wedding "My Wedding"]].
* [[{{Fanservice}} Playing to the Fetishes]]
** Denmark's not above playing on Sister Japan's YaoiFangirl fantasies to get her in his bed. [[http://satwcomic.com/suggestive-talk Much to Sister America's ire]] [[DieForOurShip since she does not ship Denmark×Germany]]. Or for a gag, as seen in [[http://satwcomic.com/tea-party-crasher "Tea Party Crasher"]].
** Sister Sweden apparently isn't really a dominatrix as such, but since that's what Finland's into...
* PowerTrio: The main characters.
** Denmark -- Hedonistic, emotional and impulsive: Id.
** Norway -- Calm, down-to-earth and flexible: Ego.
** Sweden -- By-the-book, uptight and the most logical: Superego.
* PuppyDogEyes:
** Norway does this sometimes.
** And Denmark.
* RashomonStyle: Norway, Denmark, and Sweden all have their own version of [[http://satwcomic.com/too-little-butter the butter shortage]] story.
* ReadyForLovemaking: [[http://satwcomic.com/the-clock-is-ticking King Europe]] for Norway.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot / RippedFromTheHeadlines: Some of the strips center around real-life events happening to the corresponding characters.
* ReallyGetsAround: Sweden has slept with every member of Finland's family, and one of them ''wasn't'' due to alcohol. His sister's kind of the biggest skank in time and space too. However, a removed comic [[WordOfGod stated]] that Denmark is the country that has the most sex, and to date he has slept with Norway, Sweden, Sister Sweden, Sister Australia, quite possibly Netherlands and maybe even Germany.
* RealMenWearPink:
** Finland and Sister Sweden enjoy using a strap-on. Finland seems to hold no shame in this, and no-one else is brave enough to mock the knife-wielding sociopath about it.
** Sweden, Norway, and Denmark [[http://satwcomic.com/trans-fear put pink bows in their hair]] as part of preparing to beat up England.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[http://satwcomic.com/royal-wedding England cackles that]] "You ''will'' be our new Diana, my dear Kate!"
* RightHandCat: A white cat can show up in the arms of any character in "evil mastermind" mode.
* RubberHoseLimbs: when the characters' arms or legs show up at all, they're almost always in this form.
* SelfDeprecation: While the other nations don't get off easy, Humon is quite willing to poke a lot of fun at her native nation.
* SeriousBusiness:
** Do NOT mess with Finland's coffee.
** [[BerserkButton Or Sweden's dinner party plans.]]
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Downplayed. "[[http://satwcomic.com/what-a-nice-everything What a nice garden you've got here, Sweden]]."
* ShipperOnDeck:
** Sister America ships Denmark and Norway (and occasionally throws Sweden in as well).
** Sister Japan ships Netherlands×Belgium.
** Norway's on [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Team Jacob]].
* ShoutOut:
** Quite a few to ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', one of them being when Prussia demands that Denmark call him awesome.
** [[http://satwcomic.com/im-a-doctor It's always]] [[Series/DoctorWho that kind of doctor]].
** [[http://satwcomic.com/anything-but-that Sweden]] made and plays the game ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent''.
* SleepCute: Denmark and Norway.
* SmallReferencePools: Addressed in in a comic about [[http://satwcomic.com/classic-music classical music]].
* {{Squee}}: Sister America: [[http://satwcomic.com/product-pairing "cutecutecuteCUTE!!"]]
* StylisticSuck: For [[http://satwcomic.com/new-year-2014 New Year's Day 2014]], Humon posted a single panel with sloppy mouse-drawn stick figures, the joke being that she was too hung over to do a real comic.
* ThatCameOutWrong:
-->'''Sweden:''' No thanks. I don't look at porn that has women in it.
* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Averted on the official site, where members who have their gender set to "female" on the options outnumber those who have set it to male.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Denmark does this to Iceland. [[DisproportionateRetribution He should not have.]]
* ThrowTheDogABone: After their 2014 [[TheBeautifulGame World Cup win]], Germany's [[http://satwcomic.com/football-feelings finally able to swell with National Pride]] without fearing the slippery slope.
* TranslationConvention: Temporarily abandoned in [[http://satwcomic.com/not-english one installment]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: Nazi Germany is a separate character from Modern Germany, and is as creepy towards all the other countries as one would expect.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: [[http://satwcomic.com/pacifist Oh, Denmark...]]
* TheUnpronounceable: Humon (and the Welsh themselves!) pretty much admits that the [[http://satwcomic.com/welsh-smash Welsh language]] resembles somebody whacking their head repeatedly against a keyboard.
* UnsoundEffect: Many examples.
** [[http://satwcomic.com/sauna-time VIHTA!!!]] The same comic gives us "SNOW!!!"
** [[http://satwcomic.com/computer-technician *frustration*]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/sick-finland *weak protest!*]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/just-a-number *brain-broke*]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/unfair-advantage *BRO-FIVE!!!*]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/confusion *evil glare!!!*]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/cute-puppy *Blue-Screen of Death!!!*]] (And, in the next panel, "*evil snigger*".)
* VagueAge: All the characters to an extent, but Denmark in particular. He mostly looks and acts like he's in his early to mid-20s, but he has two kids, one of whom is clearly a teenager. Also, he is either the oldest or the youngest of the Nordics depending upon whether he is viewed as a political or a geological entity... yeah, it's complicated.
* VampiresAreSexGods: [[http://satwcomic.com/child-of-the-night Lampshaded]].
* VisualPun: [[http://satwcomic.com/language-lesson America uses two boxes of cornflakes]] to create a wall between him and Mexico.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Or on your chest, as the case often is.
** People wear flags ''on their shirts''. In fact, every article of clothing and cloth item the characters own bears their respective flag design, including royal crowns and bed pillows.
** [[http://satwcomic.com/world-in-trouble North Korea]] is worth noting, though.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Iceland [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this trope in that he's actually a pretty nice guy...then [[DoubleSubversion double subverts]] it by hanging out with demons.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Sweden and Iceland in the "Eurovision Winners" strip, and Sweden again as St. Lucia in the December 2010 calendar page illustration.
* {{Wimpification}}: {{Averted|Trope}}, {{Defied|Trope}} and {{Jossed}} by the creator with regards to Sweden, in [[http://satwcomic.com/the-napoleon-war "The Napoleon War"]] and [[http://satwcomic.com/sweden-playing-with-ropes "Sweden Playing with Ropes"]]. [[WordOfGod Humon has stated]] her distaste for slash clichés on numerous occasions.

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