Axis Powers Hetalia / Southeast Europe

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    Greece - Heracles Karpusi
I want to become a cat, if I can be reborn...

Voiced by: Ciaou Sasaki (Flower of Iris CD), Atsushi Kousaka (JP), Arisa Nishiguchi (JP, as a child), Kissho Taniyama (Hetalia Phantasia CD dramas), Vic Mignogna (EN)

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: As seen in this strip, Greece has a movie about a gigantic moussaka attacking.
  • Berserk Button: Turkey's mere presence.
  • Blade on a Stick: Aside from his metal cross, he uses a spear in some drawings.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He tends to be characterized as this in some fanworks.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's #1 in the frequency of sex in the world, surpassing even France, and everyone else knows it, and he has no problems with nudity like France... and yet he's one of the nicest characters in the series and the other characters don't seem afraid of being randomly undressed or molested while interacting with him, unlike with France. Additionally, it's made clear that he definitely wouldn't object to having sex with his close friend Japan (and may haved managed to get him into bed at least once) but also that he values their friendship enough, or is mindful enough of Japan's intimacy issues, to not press him too hard on this, and genuinely likes him as a person.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Pick a fanwork, any fanwork that has Turkey flirting with Japan within Greece's line of sight, causing him to go from sleepy-eyed to green-eyed (if not outright death-glaring) in 0.3 seconds flat. It's usually only when Turkey is around, though.
  • Coat Cape: When he's wearing a coat, it's often shown billowing out.
  • Drives Like Crazy: According to some manga notes:
    "When riding in cars he becomes a little bit faster!"
  • Erudite Stoner: Other than the drug-using part, he fits this trope to a T. So well, in fact, that it's somewhat surprising that there haven't been that many fanworks that make him a full-blown one - maybe because fanon has already pegged Canada and Netherlands as the main Stoners.
  • Heavy Sleeper / Sleepyhead: In the world conference shown in the first manga chapter and anime episode, he sleeps right through all the other countries' loud fighting. He also tends to doze off in the middle of conversations and fall asleep on the spot without warning.
  • Hidden Depths: Seems a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, is actually The Philosopher.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some sketches show him carrying around a huge metal cross, which represents the Agion Oros aka Mount Athos.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Greece loves cats, but is less skittish towards others than your average Crazy Cat Lady.
  • Momma's Boy: It's safe to assume that he's this from how he takes care of his mother's ruins and likes to talk about her mythology and culture. Atypically for this trope, this trait of his is usually portrayed positively in both canon and fanworks.
  • Motor Mouth: When on philosopher mode.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In an episode of Beautiful World where he recalled his best memory with Turkey, there was a lot of attention drawn to his abs and pecs.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The only one aside from France who will casually walk around buttnaked. Or casually suggest a naked check-up to another person.
  • Perpetual Poverty: He suffers from trade deficit and can't play online games with the others due to costly internet.
  • Really Gets Around: In the "official doujinshi" by Himaruya, England and France try to tell others that he invented condoms. It backfires when he admits he's had lots of sex, but then adds he doesn't use them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": So is it 'Karpusi' or 'Karpossi' or 'Kiparsi' or what? Also, is it 'Heracles' or 'Herakles'?
    • Actually "Karpouzis", since he's male.
  • Super Strength: Implied. One picture shows him wrestling down Germany seemly without trouble, in a strip he knocks out and carries around France's body like it's nothing, and in Gakuen Hetalia he manages to move around several life-size stone statues and not even pant afterwards. It certainly would fit his human namesake.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Japan gets confused when Greece tells him that he doesn't want Japan to see him with Messy Hair in the rain, as he thinks that Greece's hair looks messy all the time and doesn't see a problem with it. (It certainly doesn't stop fanworks from depicting him as extremely attractive, anyway — and who can blame them with official art like these?)
  • Vocal Evolution: In episodes 54 and 55, his voice is considerably slower-paced than his first speaking appearance in Episode 35.

    Turkey/The Ottoman Empire - Sadik Adnan
Today I make Europe mine.

Voiced by: Hanmei Okina (Flower of Iris CD), Takahiro Fujimoto (JP), Kent Williams (EN)

Um... a-ah... am I interfering?

Voiced by: Benjamin Komatsu (Flower of Iris CD), Toshiki Kurosawa (JP), Aaron Dismuke (EN)

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)
Voiced by: Hina Minami (Flower of Iris CD)

I thought I'd use this event as a chance to promote myself, so I've been going around greeting everyone.

Voiced by: Go Inoue (JP), Justin Pate (EN)

Stop with that depressing song!!

Voiced by: Takuya Kodama (JP), Chad Cline (EN)


Salut! Sweets please, and lots of them if possible!

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Mentioned in his profile that he's a hard working boy and more patient when compare with the Micronation kids.
  • Badass Longcoat: Like his big brother "he often only wears a coat".
  • Cute Little Fangs: Two of them replacing the front teeth you'd usually see with others.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: In the 2013 Hetaween event, he mentions that he has a high tolerance for terror.
  • Nice Hat: Seen wearing a miniature top hat like his brother in an official sketch.
  • Perpetual Poverty: In the, "In Just Two Minutes, You Can Grasp The Exterior Of The European Economy" strip, he is said to have an economy 1/30th the size of Greece.
  • Plucky Boy: As said above, he's said to be hardworking and stubborn.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To Romania, right down to the little hat. Except he has two fangs instead of the one. His coat is also much shabbier.
  • Sweet Tooth: Appears in the 2013 Hetaween event expecting sweets. So cute!