Axis Powers Hetalia / Northern Europe

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  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Finland has light blond hair and violet eyes in the manga. In seasons one to four, his hair is the same yellow-blond shade that England and France have, while his eyes are dark brown. His hair and eye color were changed that of the manga in season five onwards.
    • Sweden usually has light blond hair in the merchandise and illustrations, yet the anime series initially gave him sandy brown hair and changed his blue-green eyes to a deep brown. This was thankfully corrected in later episodes to him having only brighter blond hair and purely blue eyes. Season 5 changed his colors once more, to match his manga color scheme.
    • Iceland has Purple Eyes in the manga, but recieved blue eyes in World Series, though he also initially had them in the earliest manga illustrations. In The Beautiful World (season 5), his eyes are changed back to purple, but his hair is now blond to match the other Nordics instead of silver.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Or rather, a puffin named "Puffin," an outlier in a series where most of the nations' animal companions have non-species names. Norway's troll companion is also just called "Troll."
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Finland has the most affectionate names for the other Nordics: He calls Denmark "Ta-san" (from the Finnish name for Denmark, Tanska). He refers to Sweden as "Su-san" (often rendered as "Mr. Sve"), calls Norway "Noru-kun" (rendered as just "Nor") and calls Iceland "Ice-kun" (rendered as just "Ice"). The other Nordics call him "Fin" in return.
    • Norway calls Denmark "anko," a term analogous to "onii-chan" (the familiar form of "big brother"). Scanlations generally render it as "Bro" or "brother." All of the Nordics refer to him in turn as "Nor," and Denmark also calls him "brother" (kyoudai) and "best buddy" (shinyuu).
    • Iceland calls Sweden "Sví," from Sweden's Icelandic name, Svíþjóð. He calls Denmark "Dan," short for Denmark's name in Icelandic, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian (Danmark). The older Nordics just call Iceland "Ice."
    • Norway and Denmark usually call Sweden "Sverige" (Sweden's name in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian) in canon. Since then, many fanworks have Finland or Denmark calling Sweden "Sve" regularly.
  • The Alcoholic: Denmark is the heaviest drinker in Northern Europe, and it's Truth in Television. Norway calls him a drunk in the Nordic Drama CD.
    • Finland is a close second, complete with Alcohol Hic in the Nordic Five Drama CD, as well as in the dub of the Polish-Swedish War OVA. If it isn't beer, Fanon does have him drink vodka if given the chance. His character song Moi Moi Sauna♪ states he also likes cider.
  • Ascended Extra: They've gotten prominent over the years as well.
  • Badass Longcoat: Denmark's usual uniform is a long, black and red coat, while Sweden wears a dark blue one for his military uniform.
  • Big Brother Instinct: All of the older Nordics act this way toward Iceland to varying degreesnote , much to his embarrassment and annoyance.
    Iceland's World☆Stars Character Profile: He is beloved by the other Nordics like a little brother, but he's old enough now that he wants them to stop. Especially Norway.
  • Big Fancy House: In the manga, the Nordics gathered for lunch and Iceland's "announcement" in a house that looked pretty average-sized. In the anime, said house is much bigger.
    • In the manga and third interval CD, the 'house' is actually a bar at Sweden's place, so it is safe to assume the same for the anime.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Iceland has an awareness of the fourth wall audience. He introduced himself in the beginning of The Movie. Mentioned to the audience if they expected him to do something in the "Making a Good Product in Northern Europe" strip. And during Hetaween 2011, after commenting about the other Nordics acting like kids, he looks behind him and tells the audience to stop staring at him.
    • Finland introduces the Nordics directly to the audience in one of the Monthly Comic Birz strips.
  • Childhood Friends: Denmark and Norway were this, at the very least. Norway even refers to Denmark as "anko," a term that Himaruya described as having an "older brother" or "classmate"-like nuance.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Just look at Finland's original name suggestions for their pup. It's mentioned in his World☆Stars profile:
    He's a bit strange, but that's what makes him charming.
    • Norway shows signs of this, like when the Nordics discuss producing Icelandic furniture:
      Sweden: I'll do the manufacturing...
      Norway: Then I'll dance.
      Finland: You're going to dance?!
    • Possibly Denmark as well, as in the Hetalia World Academy strips, he told the Newspaper Club that when the Nordics find themselves in trouble, all the Nordic furniture from all around the world will combine to form a giant robot.
  • Five-Man Band: Some fans apply these dynamics to the Nordics:
  • Newer strips suggest a slightly different layout:
    • The Hero: Denmark (self-proclaimed leader of the Nordics, and most outgoing.)
    • The Lancer: Norway (Critical of Denmark but usually at his side)
    • The Big Guy: Sweden (The strongest and the quietest)
    • The Smart Guy: Finland (overlapping with the Generic Guy, but is less quirky than his companions.)
    • The Chick: Iceland. (And aware of it, no less!)
    • The Sixth Ranger: Estonia. (In his own mind, at least...)
  • Foil: Denmark and Norway. Norway is deadpan, practical-minded, somewhat cynical and sarcastic, while Denmark is adventurous, outgoing, expressive, excitable and unfailingly optimistic.
  • Former Teen Rebel/Retired Outlaw: Sweden, Denmark and Norway are considered this after their old Viking days. A discussion about Valhalla even mentions that Denmark wouldn't have minded going there when he was younger, but confessed he would rather retire by a countryside if he could in modern times.
  • Ghost Pirate: They dressed as ghost pirates for Hetaween 2011.
  • He Is Not My Husband: Sweden calls Finland his wife. Finland does not like it at all.
  • Huge Guy Tiny ...Other Guy: Sweden is at least 12 cm. taller than his partner, Finland.
  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: There are a few instances of them doing this in the dub.
    Iceland: (over a map of Iceland) Hey, Iceland here! This is map kicks ass!
  • Invisible to Normals: Denmark and Finland cannot see Norway's magical friends. For a while, it was ambiguous as to whether Iceland could see them. World☆Stars confirmed that he can see them, but he pretends that he can't. As for Sweden, it's unknown if he can or can't see them.
  • Nature Lover: Finland, as seen in World☆Stars, much to Iceland's chagrin. Norway's character song My house is… Quiet. ~With the Trolls~ alludes to him being this as well.
  • Nice Guy: Finland is very sweet-tempered and friendly, and Sweden is this underneath his intimidating aura.
  • Nice Hat: Denmark's trademark headgear, the sailor cap Norway wears with his military uniform, the beret Finland wears with his military uniform, and the hat that Sweden wears with his military uniform.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Finland and Sweden share their pet dog Hanatamago.
    • Not to mention Iceland's puffin or Norway's faeries and nisse.
  • Noodle Incident: The Nordics had their 6781st meeting in a random strange place during the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010.
  • Norse by Norsewest: Played straight and subverted. (Descriptions on Scandinavian stereotypes they are based on can be found here.)
  • No-Sell: A young Russia calls down General Winter to help him when he's attacked by Sweden and Denmark...only for him to have no effect on them, since they were born in a cold area and are used to the cold.
  • Odd Friendship/Vitriolic Best Buds: If their relationships are just platonic, Sweden and Finland, and Norway and Denmark are this respectively.
  • One Head Taller: While they're not an Official Couple, the height difference between Finland and Sweden is very pronounced, and in Fan Works pairing them up it tends to get exaggerated...sometimes to the point that Finland is drawn being as short as Sealand.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Sweden, Norway and Iceland are like this; Sweden and Iceland have smiled on a couple of occasions, while Norway only seems to smile when doting on or teasing Iceland.
  • Purple Eyes: Iceland, alluding to the Icelandic culture being akin to the belief of nature spirits and the atmosphere of the Northern Lights. Finland as well, connecting to him being a magic Santa Claus figure.
  • The Quiet One: Sweden and Norway speak much less than the other Nordics. While Norway seems to be unconcerned with the everyday world, Sweden at times wants to say more, but he gets very easily embarrassed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Denmark and Finland are red oni to Norway and Sweden's blue oni respectively. Although Denmark is also red to Sweden's blue.
  • The Rival: Sweden and Denmark, at least in the past. Truth in Television considering the two countries' history of war against each other have rivaled England and France.
  • Savvy Tall Guy, Energetic Short Guy: Arguably, Sweden and Finland.
  • Shrinking Violet: Norway describes himself as "painfully shy" in Hetalia Fantasia 2, and when Finland introduces the Nordics to the audience in one strip he's seen hiding his face and trying to slink away.
    • Iceland doesn't like having attention on himself, and gets embarrassed when the other Nordics playfully tease him.
  • The Stoic: Sweden and Norway are not as expressive as the other Nordics. Norway is a quiet and mysterious stoic. While Sweden is a Face of a Thug, Gentle Giant one.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: A possible and quite cynical take on Sweden and Finland's relationship when taking into consideration that Stockholm is Sweden's capital city. Subverted due to Sweden's Gentle Giant nature, which is quite different from the historical take of their relationship. Others speculate that it actually goes both ways...
    • A Match Made In Lima: Like with Finland, a take of Stockholm and Lima is viewed with Norway and Sweden during their third union. Where Sweden tried to invoke Stockholm Syndrome on Norway only to fall into Lima first. Norway in turn knew Sweden tried to do this, only to warm up to him when their union became a more equal relationship.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Without the hairclip holding his bangs, Norway looks a lot like Iceland.
    • Sweden has family ties to Germania and has an uncanny resemblance to Prussia and Germany as well.
  • Talking Animal: Hanatamago can talk during the Christmas Episode. Finland is surprised but doesn't think too much of it when they start to read some fan letters.
    • Mr. Puffin is also quite the chatterbox.
  • Tareme Eyes: Finland (cute, nice variant) and Denmark (badass variant).
  • Tohoku Regional Accent: Sweden speaks in the Tohoku dialect specifically, while Norway and Iceland speak in the Tsugaru dialect, and Denmark speaks in the Ibaraki dialect.
  • True Companions: They've become this in modern times.
  • The Worf Effect: The Nordics suffer from this in the 2010 Bloodbath. Only Iceland is spared because he's the only one who felt like something bad was going to happen. As for Denmark...no one knows where he is... Until the very end.

    Republic of Finland - Tino Väinämöinen 
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How about "Go for it, Bomber"?!

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (JP), Clint Bickham (EN)

The country known for the aurora and rumored to be where Santa lives. Specializes in agriculture and forestry, high-tech machinery, as well as a variety of talented people. Was once the underling of Sweden and Russia but was able to gain independence after fighting with these larger nations and is now working hard. Also loves interesting festivals, every year he'd think of weird festivals that no other countries can even imagine.

A gentle young man with simplistic tenacity. He seems very adult-like, and if you start talking with him it’ll last forever. But even though this guy appears to be all soft and mellow, you won't want to mess with him; even if he lets you poke him up to ten times, any more than that and he'll return it many times over. He’s strangely strong in the cold, but he also loves saunas. He likes and looks up to Sweden, and also has a rather unique taste in things.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: "Even though he appears to be all soft and mellow, you won't want to mess with him!"
  • Blade on a Stick: As a baby, he totes one around as a Weapon of Choice.
  • Boisterous, Cute Bruiser - If you read the strip referring to the Polish-Swedish war, you'll notice that Finland is quite eager and happy to get into battle, literally crying because Sweden called off the battle.
  • Christmas In July: We got his version of Hatafutte Parade at the end of June, so it has a certain element of this.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After Sweden calls off the battle with Lithuania and Poland.
  • Fish out of Water: Sort of. He sometimes feels strange and alienated when with the other Nordics due to the fact that he's the only one whose language isn't Northern Germanic.
  • Freudian Slip: One instance in the dub:
    Finland: Now, scary Sweden — I mean, Mr. Sweden —
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: Salty licorice, anyone?
  • Foreign Queasine: Unlike England, Finland knows how to cook. If only he wouldn't.
  • Friendly Sniper: Fanon portrayal of him.
  • Glomp: Does this to Estonia upon reuniting with him after leaving Denmark's control.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's very close to Estonia; the two have known each other for a while, are said to plan festivals together, and Estonia begs Finland to put in a good word for him with the other Nordics.
  • Meaningful Name: Väinämöinen is the name of the hero of the Finnish/Karelian epic poem The Kalevala.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He spends a lot of Running Away With Mr. Swe mentally kicking himself after his spontaneous decision to run away from Denmark's house with Sweden, as he's inwardly terrified of his new companion.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Hinted at in World☆Stars, where the Nordics discuss designs for Nordic-themed hotel rooms:
    Finland: For mine...let's see...I want to make it a jet black room with skulls and chains and an ambiance that makes you want to scream!
    Denmark: ...Cant'cha make it a little softer?!
  • Odd Friendship: His World☆Stars profile mentions that he gets along well with General Winter. Yes, that General Winter.
  • The Pollyanna: He's said to be the Nordic that's suffered the most hardships in life, but he keeps an upbeat and cheerful attitude despite that.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Tino or Timo? There are more Timos in Finland...
  • Squee!: He's prone to doing this often, normally when alcohol and saunas are involved.
  • Surprise Santa Encounter: The Ur-Example, of course. In most European traditions, Santa lives in Lapland instead of the North Pole.
  • Sweet Tooth: Says he likes sweet food in Moi Moi Sauna♪, and he loves to drink alcohol and eat sweets together.
  • Thwarted Escape: In Running Away With Mr. Swe, he's prepared to slip away in the middle of the night when Sweden falls asleep...only for Sweden to embrace him because Finland mentioned offhand that he was shaking because he was cold.
  • Violently Protective Non-Wife: When Sweden goes down in the 2010 Christmas Event, Finland reacts very strongly. Too bad he goes down too.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He wears a long gown during the Hetalia Hetaween 2013 event, dressing up as an opera house ghost.
  • Wimpification: Poor Finland may be the biggest victim of this in the APH fandom, after England and Lithuania.
    • Thankfully a good amount of the fandom prefers to write him as badass, or take a third option and make him a Cute Bruiser who's mostly nice, but unafraid of facing people when he's upset or his friends are threatened.

    Kingdom of Sweden - Berwald Oxenstierna 
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'Nd m'wif.

Voiced by: Keikou Sakai (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)

Formerly a Viking that was known as the Lion of Northern Europe, Conqueror of the Baltic Sea, and even the Supreme Ruler of Scandinavia, but nowadays he’s calmed down and put a lot of strength into welfare.

A quiet, methodical guy with an intimidating air and is difficult to understand. On the inside he’s kind and rather playful, but many people fear him because of his intimidating air and that no ones knows what he's thinking. He likes debates and making furniture and decorative arts.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: As far as we know, anyway, Finland isn't into the whole "wife" thing.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: "Oxenstierna" is Ye Olde Butcherede Swedishe for "Oxenstjärna"; "Ox star". Truth in Television as most Swedish surnames stem from a time where you came up with a name by smashing two nouns together in an effort to sound cooler than the next-door neighbour.
    • His first name Berwald can be traced back to the German Baerwald which means bear forest. In the end, his name can mean Bear Forest Ox Star.
    • He also shares a surname with Swedish historical figure Axel Oxenstierna.
  • Bespectacled Bastard Boyfriend: Subverted: since he looks like one of these yet is anything but cruel and cold.
  • BFS: His Weapon of Choice is a two-hands sword.
  • The Big Guy: Subverted. He's the tallest of all the nations along with Russia, but hardly acts like it.
  • Creepy, Icy Blue Eyes: His eyes give off a cold, piercing vibe to anyone who first meets him.
  • Death Glare: Although it's pretty much his normal facial expression, whether he likes it or not.
  • Determinator: He walks across a frozen strait to get to Denmark. No wonder Denmark was shaking.
  • Emoticon: 回言回
  • Emotion Suppression: It's said that he's actually overcome with emotions, though he never lets them show.
  • Face of a Thug: His height and serious face scares everyone. Even if he doesn't intend it.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's said that he speaks rarely because he was born in a cold area.
  • Gentle Giant/Real Men Wear Pink: Sweden looks like a huge and scary Big Guy... but is very domestic, an excellent babysitter and even sews his old clothes personally before giving them to Finland when the other remarks on their height difference.
  • House Husband: He's better at cooking than Finland.
  • Huge Male Nation-tan: In the 5th anniversary strip, Sweden genuinely wants to say some nice things to the fans... but is so blushy and embarrassed that he cannot, much to his and Finland's dismay.
    Sweden: I wanna say all kinds of nice things... but... (HUGE BLUSH)... 'm embarr'ssed!
    Finland: Hey! Su-san! Whoa, are you okay?!
  • Innocent Innuendo: When Finland muses that it would be nice to have a child around after he and Sweden lose track of little America, Sweden responds that he'll "try his best". Finland is a little freaked out and confused as to what he means.
  • Lethal Chef: His surströmming (fermented baltic herring) can supposedly be used as a weapon.
  • Manly Gay: Very tall, muscular and was once a Viking. Old notes confirm him to be homosexual.
  • Parental Substitute: He's been acting as an adoptive father to Sealand since he bought him off eBay.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Ooooooh, so much. The only time he's been shown smiling in the comic was when he "adopted" Sealand... by purchasing him off the internet. Not like that, you know.
    • Although it's smaller one, he's also seen smiling at Finland at the end of the Polish-Swedish Wars strip.
  • Retired Badass: "The Lion of Northern Europe," "Supreme Ruler of Scandinavia..." Yeah, he's calmed down considerably since those days.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Apparently, Himaruya's old notes say that he's "gay for Finland". It may stand from a Finnish stereotype that all Swedish men are gay, dating back from the period when homosexual activity was legal in Sweden while still outlawed in Finland.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He speaks in a grunting dialect, rarely changes his fearsome facial expression, and scares pretty much everybody when they first meet him.
  • The Unintelligible: In Fanon due to failed attempts by fan tranlators to localize his original Tohoku Regional Accent, leaving him with a barely intelligible, grunting speech. Often cranked Up to Eleven in fandom, wh'ch m'ks 't 'nb'r'bl.
  • Unwanted Spouse: Some fans interpret he's this to Norway based on the third Sweden/Norway Union.
  • Weapon of Mass Destruction/Foreign Queasine: It was humorously noted in Sweden's original character profile that he was making massive amounts of Surströmming - "...the food that can pretty much be used as an ultimate weapon."
  • When He Smiles: The only times he was ever seen smiling was when he adopted Sealand (shown here, scroll down to the bottom of the page), and it was adorable. The other time is when he's seen smiling at Finland at the end of the Polish-Swedish Wars strip.

    Kingdom of Denmark 
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"No matter how I see it, you guys do look like brothers. You know, the way you're weirdly scary, and how you have weird friends. And to begin with, we're all something like brothers. And I am the elder brother... WAH!""

Voiced by: Hiroshi Shimozaki (JP), Montgomery Sutton (EN, World Series), Greg Ayres (EN, The Beautiful World onwards)

He is the fireball of energy of Northern Europe! A powerful big brother who, in the old days, was full of guts and fought with Sweden! Today, he's come to calm down considerably, and puts his strength into social services, organic products, and making furniture.

He's optimistic and easy-going, and is the liveliest of the Nordics. Sometimes so lively that it irritates the other nations or gets himself into trouble. This is where he differs from Norway's soft side, where Norway has a bit of a secretive streak in the fact that he is interested in magic, while Denmark just about has a nice side, and likes stories with happy endings. He is also somewhat arrogant, to the point of being bossy sometimes.


  • Arrow Catch: He did this when Belarus threw a clothes hanger at him for mouthing off that his group will likely win the costume contest. Of course, Denmark and Finland just looked forward to everyone doing their best.
  • An Axe to Grind: In the official art, Denmark has an axe as his Weapon of Choice.
    • Cool Sword: He's also shown to wield a longsword.
  • Beneath the Mask: According to Word of God, he's much different than how he appears.
    • More specifically, it's said that while he appears to be carefree, he's actually very hardworking.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Considers himself the older brother to all of the Nordics and acts like it, much to Norway's annoyance where Iceland is concerned.
  • Big Brother Mentor/Parental Substitute: Acted as this toward Iceland when he was young, like giving him advice on how to make friends.
    Denmark: I raised Ice, you know!
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: While not nearly to England's level, his eyebrows are drawn thicker than most other characters'.
  • Blood Knight: He just won't back out from fighting Sweden. Also, when Sweden was under his rule, he seemed to have a huge grin on his face while challenging Russia.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's often depicted as such in fanworks. Considering how he's shown drinking beer in one of the two strips he's been in and how loud he is in his opinions (to the point that Norway strangles him with his tie). It's pretty much confirmed here.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: He's falling off his chair drunk in the Nordic Five CD, and Norway ends up having to take him home.
  • Cassandra Truth: Played for laughs in the 2011 April Fool's event. Iceland doesn't believe him when he says there's a flying cow outside. Naturally, there is.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: In Finland's flashback.
  • Determinator: He's not the type to give up without a fight.
  • Dumb Blond: Although it's very likely he's got some hidden smarts somewhere.
    • His chess score against Norway is 1 to 346.
  • Hot-Blooded: Evident when his eyes and right hand were glowing over his excitement on the Nordic Club's furniture making/design discussion activities in the Hetalia World Academy strips.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: They're representative of his cheerful, boisterous and youthful nature. Also contrasts with Norway's Occult Blue Eyes.
  • Keet: He's perpetually energetic, excitable, and loud.
  • The Leader: Considers himself the leader of the Nordics and takes the job very seriously, though the other Nordics don't really acknowledge him as such. He gets stressed out in the Hetaween 2013 event when he thinks that the other Nordics are lonely and calls himself "not worthy" of being their leader if he can't tell when they're unhappy.
    • Team Dad: Tries to be this by extension.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's almost always smiling, very optimistic, and unflappably cheerful.
    Denmark: You know it's always sunny when I'm around!
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Doesn't seem to notice when Norway insults him.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: In Hetalia Fantasia.
  • Selective Obliviousness: It's suggested that he ignores any aggressiveness in the air in favor for a cheerful demeanor, as shown when he happily wishes luck to Belarus' group in Hetaween 2011 after she just threw a hanger at him and declared that their group would win.
  • Shonen Hair: Just look at it. And he's definitely Hot-Blooded.
  • Small Country, Big Ego: Seems to believe he's amazing and knows everything. The others think differently...
    • Denmark seems to care about looking cool in front of others; in Hetalia Fantasia, he freaks out trying to deny it when Norway admits that they're lost, and when Sweden crosses a frozen strait to get at him, he keeps a brave face despite being inwardly terrified because he doesn't want to look uncool in front of Norway.
    • When introducing himself in one strip, he brags loudly about his accomplishments and history, to the point of an Imagine Spot with the other Nordics praising him (in reality, they're very unimpressed).
  • Totally Radical: The dub gives him a mild version of this, with him saying things like "fo' sho'" and "Holmes."
  • Yandere: Many (but not all) fanworks depict him like this, mainly when paired with Sweden (and to a smaller degree, when with Norway). Less in the "I stalk you because I love you" sense, more in the "I will beat and subdue you because I love you" one.
    Volume 3 (on Denmark): "Poking England, using Russia as a shield, he's quite the active young man. I feel like his personality will turn out to be the complete opposite of his outward appearance."
    • Add the notes that was listed during the final page of 2010 Bloodbath. Himaruya stated the next time he appears, it won't be in a positive light. Then again, this is Himaruya we're talking about: he often says/writes things and then puts 'em on the shelf.

    Kingdom of Norway 
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"Hurry up and start saying it, you! Bro-o-ther!"

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (JP), Alex Organ (EN)

A young man with a mysterious aura and can see fairies and ghosts. He speaks very little and appears like he's not concerned about the world's problems. He always gets into a fight with his little brother Iceland over mackerels. His hobby is poking at Denmark in a strange way.


  • All Trolls Are Different: He has a gigantic green troll that appears to defend his master if needed. Norway even remarks how his friends are stronger than England's.
  • The Beastmaster: He can send his fairy friends to do his bidding; he does so when he tries to get Iceland to call him "big brother," and again in World☆Stars when he wants Iceland to tell him what's bothering him.
    Iceland: (being harassed by Boyg) Okay, fine! If I tell you, will you stop pestering me?!
    Finland: Huh? What happened all of a sudden, Ice?!
    Norway: (striking a dramatic pose) That is the power of the bond between brothers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Iceland. He even demands Iceland call him "brother" in one strip, like the quote above states. Cranked Up to Eleven in the anime with him even whispering the request in Iceland's ear.
    • It gets to the point where he gets annoyed whenever Denmark acts like a big brother toward Iceland.
      Norway (to Denmark): Stop acting all big brother like that.
    • Doting Big Brother: Iceland remarks that Norway is always "needlessly attentive" toward him.
  • Black Magic: Hetalia Bloodbath 2010 alludes that he is able to use strange abilities when commenting Sweden's sudden collapse from fighting Parallel!France #23.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He is shown to carry a mace as a Weapon of Choice in the official art.
  • The Comically Serious: Keeps his deadpan expression and straightforward attitude no matter the situation.
    Norway (to a Denmark excited about a snowstorm): Well, don't be surprised if the cold gives you a cold.
  • Creepy, Occult Blue Eyes: Alludes to his ability to do black magic, as well as creating a contrast to Denmark's more bright and shining blue eyes. Although some art has them look purplish.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has shown signs of this, like wanting to pet England's magical flying rabbit because he thinks it's cute, and shopping for pink stuffed bunnies during the 2009 April Fool's Event.
  • The Cynic: He's prone to negativity, especially in comparison to Denmark's optimism.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Apparently limited to Denmark. Who does not get it.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: During his younger days anyway, I mean look at him!
  • Emoticon: 廿_廿†
  • Fairy Tales: Word of God has said that his design as a mysterious character was inspired by Norwegian fairytales.
  • Idiot Hair: He has a floating one on the side of his head, accompanied by a dot. It's hinted the hair represents his fjords from the Volume Four thank you postcard.
  • Interspecies Friendship: He's very close with the fairies and nisse from his place, as evident in his character song My house is… Quiet. ~With the Trolls~. There's also his close relationship with Troll itself.
  • Kuudere: While he's generally cold on the surface, he's much sweeter when doting on Iceland. He has also shown a softer side to Denmark on occasion.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Giving off his ethereal, mysterious feel.
  • Necktie Noose: In one episode he strangled Denmark with his own tie, and again in the second Hetalia Fantasia CD.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Has been depicted with fairies in a few pieces of official art.
  • The Straight Man: Plays this to Denmark.
  • This Guy Uses Hair Decs: Wears a cross-shaped hairclip. It's also some sort of troll communication device, much to Finland's confusion.
  • Tranquil Fury: At least in the anime, he is shown to be able to strangle Denmark with a pretty straight face. When paired with Denmark, his characterization is a...
  • Tsundere: The fans are very fond of making him one towards Denmark, and to quite violent extents. Not that this has much backing in the character profile he eventually got, although strangling Denmark with his own tie certainly lends credibility to the idea.
    • The second Hetalia Fantasia CD has him similarly choking Denmark when the latter suggests that him trying to get away from Germany and Japan is because he wants to be alone with Denmark. They're definitely verging on Vitriolic Best Buds or Ho Yay at the very least by this point.
    Norway's Profile: His hobby is poking at Denmark in a strange way.
    • Confirmed as of the Nordic Drama CD, with Finland thinking that they get along very well despite appearances, and Sweden going so far as to agree and compare it to his and Finland's relationship.
    Finland: But I don’t think it means that Nor doesn’t like Denmark. Whatever happens, it seems like Nor spends a lot of time with Denmark.
    • There are split of fans that make him either a tsun-tsun or dere-dere toward Sweden as well.
    • Debatedly, Norway could be more of a Kuudere (Type 1?), especially if in context with Denmark.

    Republic of Iceland 
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"It'd be great if there was stuff like mythical phantom residents that live only in Iceland..."

Voiced by: Ayumu Asakura (JP), Jason Liebrecht (EN)

A mysterious boy with a cool exterior and a hot interior. He tries to act mature, but he still has an immature side. He is cleverly turning the hot water that is found in his country into spas to attract more tourists.


  • Bait and Switch: "What? Where you expecting something?"
  • Bratty Teenage Boy: His immature side is a mild version of this.
  • Brick Joke: In the opening of The Movie, Iceland wonders aloud how he can get more tourists to go to his place. And at the end, during The Stinger, it turns out he got some of the aliens to stay (somehow) and was using them to attract tourists.
  • Can't Catch Up: In a way; it's stated in "Meeting of The Nordic" that he's always one step behind the other Nordics - and maybe the rest of Europe - in terms of European trends.
    • He also laments the fact that no matter how much older he gets, the age gap between him and the other Nordics will never shrink.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: Spent a lot of time wondering about the nature of his existence as a child. It makes sense, considering there was no other nation around to explain anything to him.
  • A Day in the Limelight: During Hetalia Bloodbath 2010.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: In The Movie his first line was "Oh skít."
  • Friendless Background: World☆Stars reveals him to have been alone from the moment he was born, with only vague sensations of an "older brother" to keep him company.
    Young Iceland: I feel like I had a brother, but maybe it's my own delusion.
  • Height Angst: One particular instance:
    Iceland: OK. I won't get any taller than this. This is fine.
  • Homoerotic Dream: Iceland once had a dream where he was flying through the air with Turkey while the latter was only wearing boxer shorts, his mask, and a Santa hat. His reaction when he woke up:
    "Am I completely mental to be dreaming dreams like this?"
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: In the 2010 Christmas Bloodbath he gets distracted by Germany's muscles.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He's adamant about this, to the point where he pretends he can't see Norway's magical creatures and tells his Puffin not to speak when others are around.
    Iceland: If I were speaking to a bird, they're gonna think I'm pitiful.
  • Implausible Deniability: He's not lonely. Really, he's not. Even when Mr. Puffin and the other Nordics can clearly see that the opposite is true.
  • Inter Generational Friendship: Sorta, with Turkey in the Hetalia Bloodbath 2010. It helps that Iceland is already a teenager, not a child.
    • The Bloodbath has him more or less cool, but still worrying for his fellow Nordics and keeping up with Turkey.
  • A Nation and his Puffin
  • Messy Hair: It's described as being "tousled" or "bedheaded."
  • Mystical White Hair: Icelandic people are stereotyped to be fair haired and superstitious.
  • Nice Shoes: His trademark white boots.
  • Non-Action Guy: In Hetalia Fantasia, at least. He says that Denmark took care of any monsters they came across, and ends up calling to Denmark and Norway for help. When even Italy attacks the monster, you can tell he's this.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He's often shown with a Puffin bird.
  • Not So Different: Played with in the Hetalia Hetaween 2013 event, with Romano of all people. At first they find common ground complaining about their "thickheaded" and "meddlesome" guardians, but while Iceland admits ultimately that he doesn't mind it so much, Romano snaps back that he doesn't like it at all.
  • Oh, Crap!: In Hetaween 2013, France posits that he and Iceland get together sometime for "poetry." Iceland makes his revulsion clear.
  • Only Sane Man: Thinks of himself as this in comparison to the rest of the Nordics, though it's often belied by his slightly bratty nature. In practice, he often just ends up being a grumpy killjoy.
  • Sempai/Kohai: When Sealand learns that Iceland also auctions himself on eBay, he proclaims that they should be friends because of their being in "similar circumstances," and that Iceland should call him his superior. Iceland doesn't understand what he means.
  • Spit Take: When Denmark exclaimed about seeing flying cows. And all over Mr. Puffin too.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: He's described as being cold on the outside, but warmer and "hot-blooded" on the inside. The Nordic strips show him as being cool in the beginning and somewhat losing it by the end.
    • It may allude to his land's topography as a very cold island... but it's made of volcanoes.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He's seen eating salty licorice in the "Making a Good Product in Northern Europe" strip.
  • Tsundere: Shows hints of being a Type A with his constant denial that he enjoys the company of the other Nordics.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be type 2 with his Puffin according to Hetalia Fantasia and his character song.
  • When He Smiles: At the end of the Hetaween 2013 event when admitting that he doesn't mind the attention the other Nordics give him. And it is adorable.


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