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    Canada - Matthew Williams 
Excuse me! I'm sorry for my lateness! A terrible accident happened... When I woke up this morning, it was already past noon!

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has lighter blond hair with darker tips in manga artwork, but the anime gives him a uniform dark blond shade. His eyes also changed from being violet (or light blue) to a deep blue. Both changes make him look even more like America. Season 5 gives him back his violet eyes, and changes his hair color to a strawberry blond shade.
  • Adorkable: In a much different way than his brother.
  • Apologises a Lot: ...see quote.
  • Badass Longcoat: His parka in his military uniform seems to be one.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Averted, since his pet polar bear Kumajirou might forget who Canada really is, but isn't exactly a bad or evil animal.
    • Accidental Misnaming: And in turn Canada doesn't seem to be able to get his name right. This situation might be ranging from type C to type F.
  • Beware the Nice Ones / Beware the Quiet Ones: The guy goes from very quiet to practically invisible! Get him angry, though, and he might give you a mind-blowing three-hour rant!
  • Butt Monkey: Uh oh, poor kid.
  • Canada, Eh?: Oddly enough the English dub, which is infamous for giving almost every character a stereotypical accent, was the one to avert this for the most part.
  • Distressed Dude: In Hetalia Fantasia 3, though it can be debated just how distressed he was since it was just a computer game.
  • The Dutiful Son: Often portrayed this way in fanworks.
  • Forgettable Character: His interactions with other characters often involve them forgetting who he is or that he exists and/or mistaking him for his more outgoing brother America.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Possibly justified? Canada was the aircraft manufacturing and flight training center for most of the British Empire in WW2 and his uniform is aviator-appropriate and seems to include a parachute. While America is clearly dressed as a fighter pilot, Canada is likely to be a bombardier or navigator.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Seems to be narcoleptic, as one of the webcomic strips has him speaking to someone else and then both fall asleep randomly. See his quote as well.
  • Idiot Hair: A long, curled one.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Surprisingly, but one of his tactics to get America to surrender during The American Revolution was to trick him into signing a surrender treaty that was hidden in a package disguised to make it look like it had food inside. It nearly worked, too.
  • Megane: Fits the shy, gentle variation.
  • Mistaken Identity: Canada is always confused for America (but not the other way around), much to his misery.
  • Nice Guy: To a ridiculous level.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Kumajirou, his talking polar bear.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Like America, he has glasses though he apparently doesn't need them to see.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: America and Canada argue. Canada has a 'not so quiet' moment and wins. After three hours, England cuts him off out of mercy for a collapsing America.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: America and Canada's sibling relationship is often portrayed as this, with America as the Manly Man and Canada as the Sensitive Guy.
    • When interacting with Cuba they have this dynamic as well.
  • Shrinking Violet: Compared to his extremely nosy, extroverted brother.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With his brother America. Canada is meek and sensitive while America is outgoing and has occasional bouts of arrogance.
  • The Stoner: In Fanon, due to the country's rather laid back stance on cannabis in Real Life and to the extremely good diplomatic relationships with the other fanon stoner, Netherlands.
  • The Strategist: Himaruya remarked that he was a good tactician.
  • The Unfavorite: Canada has always been overshadowed by America ever since they were little. As soon as England seemed to be paying more attention to Canada, America came along and took his attention back.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Any food covered with maple syrup.
  • Verbal Tic: "Maple!", when in pain.


Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (JP), Bob Carter (EN)