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Brutal Males, District 1 - 6
- Adaptational Villainy: Not exactly the "hero" from Hetalia.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Thew.
- Attention Whore: Obnoxiously so.
- Big Eater: He goes through several days' rations for the entire Career pack quite efficiently on his own.
- Blond Guys are Evil: Or, Very Light Brunette Guys are Evil.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Loud and as eager for a fight as any other Career.
- The Brute: In Brutal's career group.
- Dumb Muscle: One chapter title is "Conclusion: Alf's Still an Idiot."
- Eagleland: Type 2, full-stop.
- Evil Counterpart: To Thew.
- Evil Gloating: "I bet I could kill this guy with one punch to the head."
- Evil versus Evil: His fight with Japan, though the latter is noticeably more sympathetic.
- Freudian Excuse: In his intro chapter, he says he has a rocky relationship with his father after his parents' divorce caused his dad to drift away from him. This leads to his death, as he deliberately volunteers to annoy the old man.
- Glory Hound: Differs from Glory Seekers Lude and Japan in that he employs no discipline, restraint, or honour in his quest for recognition.
- Heroic Wannabe Motivated by a desire to be his district's hero, though not in the traditional sense of the word.
- It's All About Me: Although he is tagged as the main character from the Hetalia part of the crossover.
- Jerkass: Comes with the loud-and-selfish bit.
- Killed Off for Real: He's killed off for real.
- Large Ham: "And then, I can be the hero!"
- One of the author's sketches actually shows him reciting the large ham line.
- Neck Snap: Kills Franse this way.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Kills Wynd this way.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Spends most of his time after the bloodbath being a failure. Then Japan underestimates him and is forced into a Better to Die than Be Killed situation. Subverted, in that Alf is killed as well in the attempt.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: At one point, Lude begins to suspect that his entire ghost paranoia is an act designed to fool and manipulate the others. In reality, he's overthinking things - Alf's really that stupid.
- Off with His Head!: Japan cuts off his head after killing him.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Vivi gives one to him, detailing why he isn't worthy to be in the Career pack.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Thew.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Egotastic, from a family of no particular repute that's certainly not given any more because of his Games.
- Unskilled but Strong: Goes for the kill with his bare hands.
- Villainous Glutton: A notorious Big Eater and The Brute.
- Villains Want Mercy: Begs with Thew, who he thinks is a ghost, not to kill him.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Inverted. Rather than trying to win his father's respect, he deliberately volunteers for the Games in order to tick him off.
- Would Hit a Girl: Kills Wynd at the bloodbath.
- Why Did It Have to be Snakes: He has a crippling fear of ghosts, which Thew exploits in a Crowning Moment of Funny.
- Adaptational Villainy: Germany's not exactly the bad guy of Hetalia.
- All Work vs All Play: The All Work to Ciano's All Play in the 4th What If.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. He has no qualms with being a Career, but has a softer side as seen with his interactions with Ciano (especially in the 4th What If) and a dying Japan.
- Apologetic Attacker: "Goodbye, friend."
- Big Bad: serves as this for the Brutal career pack.
- Blond Guys are Evil: Has light blonde hair and no qualms about killing.
- Conflicting Loyalties: Between Ciano and the Career pack. Exploited by Japan when he makes him kill Ciano.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Ciano serves as this to him in the fourth What If.
- Dirty Business: How he sees having to kill Ciano, although he doesn't regret it afterwards so much as before and as he does it.
- Epic Flail: His signature weapon is a morningstar: a big, spiky ball on a chain.
- Evil versus Evil: His battle with Russia (though more Evil versus Obliviously Evil.)
- Germanic Depressives/Germanic Efficiency: Will not put up with slackery, and is a version of Germany.
- Glory Seeker: He is a Career, after all.
- Heel Face Door Slam: In the fourth What If.
- Heel Realization: Starts to have one in the fourth What If.
- If Youre So Evil Eat this Kitten: The Career pack tests him this way with Ciano. He passes.
- It Has Been an Honor: Says this to the dying Japan.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies at Russia's hands.
- Merciful Minion: twice in the fourth What If.
- Odd Friendship: With Ciano.
- Only Sane Man: In the Career back, along with Japan.
- Perpetual Frowner: Given his teammates, not that surprising.
- Pet the Dog: Several times: when he tolerates Ciano's antics in training, when he hesitates to kill him, and when he assures a dying Japan that It Has Been an Honor. The Fourth What If, of course, is all about this.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Trained from birth to be a Career.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni Blue Oni to Ciano.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Is the latter in his What If alliance with Ciano, though he ends up as Not So Stoic.
- The Stoic: His emotions are neutral and angry.
- Not So Stoic: In the fourth What If.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Only displays his softer side to Ciano and, at one point, Japan.
- Villainous BSOD: Starts losing it in the fourth What If once his empathy for Ciano causes him to view his competitors in a different light.
- Villainous Friendship: Type I just hinted at between him and Japan.
- Villainous Valor: Displays courage and ingenuity in battle, particularly against the fire crickets. Averted in his final battle, when he's too cold to fight back against Russia.
- Would Hit a Girl: Kills Tiee at the bloodbath and Liet in the fourth What If.
- Accidental Murder: Switz throws him to the wolves, thinking he's dead. He's not.
- Adorkable: Bespectacled and shy.
- And Then What?: Realizes he has no idea what to do after scaring Alf with his ghost plan.
- Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones: Quiet, inconspicuous, and will not hesitate to poison your water source. If you're a Career, of course.
- Brains and Brawn: Brains to Gil's brawn in the 2nd What If.
- Buttmonkey: He certainly doesn't go through the Games easily.
- Canada, Eh?: Fulfills many Canadian stereotypes, being polite, unassuming, and overshadowed by America (Alf). Lampshaded when he describes his headache as feeling like he's been hit in the head with a hockey puck.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Pity poor Thew when he's allied with Ciano.
- Corrupt the Cutie: One could look at his unrepentant killing of Careers in this way.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Subverted. Being eaten alive by wolves can't be the most pleasant way to go ... but it helps that he was unconscious the whole time.
- Deadpan Snarker: Internally.
- Death Faked for You: A series of extraordinary coincidences leads to almost everyone believing he's been killed. Unfortunately, this doesn't last long.
- Death by Irony: Killed offhandedly after working to make himself memorable; not to mention that an inconvenient cannon firing led to his death while a convenient cannon firing saved his life earlier.
- Disney Death: A cannon fires just as Alf knocks him out, tricking the Careers (not to mention the viewers) into believing he's dead.
- Distressed Dude: Is certainly not an action guy.
- The Dog Bites Back: How else to describe his hilarious revenge on Alf?
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Dies very suddenly.
- Eaten Alive: Mercifully, he's unconscious as the time.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Could be seen as this. He says he hates Careers for the suffering they inflict, but regrets not being able to kill Alf himself, and takes pride in bringing death to someone who 'deserves' it. Though to be fair, that someone was a borderline psychopath.
- Killed Off for Real: He dies via wolf pack.
- Knight Templar: Could be seen as a mild version of this with Alternative Character Interpretation.
- Murder by Mistake: Intended to poison Alf, but ended up taking out Vivi instead.
- Nice Guy: Even if you subscribe to his Alternative Character Interpretation, he's still a prime example of this at first.
- Non-Action Guy: His kill certainly has nothing to do with his physique.
- Not So Different: With a bit of Alternative Character Interpretation, he can be seen as this to Alf. Although Thew despises Alf for his remorseless killing of others, he himself does the same thing to Careers.
- Only Sane Man: When he interacts with Ciano and Alf, this isn't hard to achieve.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: His justification for killing Vivi.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni Blue Oni to both Alf and Ciano.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Has this dynamic in his alliance with Gil, as well as when compared/contrasted with Alf. He is the Sensitive Guy.
- Shrinking Violet: He apparently can't ask a girl out without panicking and running away.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he poisons the Careers' water supply.
- Villain Corner: Starts edging into it after killing Vivi, not that he realizes it.
- Weak but Skilled: Physically weak, but cunning enough to take down a Career and good enough at going unnoticed to make it all the way to fifth place.
- Yank the Dogs Chain: What's that you want, Thew? Recognition? Well, we'll just have to kill you off in the most offhanded and unceremonious way possible, then, won't we?
- Adaptational Villainy: One of the protagonists from Hetalia.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. Lives for the glory he gets from killing, but isn't an overall cruel person in his day-to-day behavior, and places greater emphasis on honouring his district's name than taking lives.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Chooses to stab both himself and Alf rather than be strangled to death or rescued.
- Brainy Brunette: Both intelligent and black-haired.
- The Dragon: To Big Bad Lude in the Brutal Career pack.
- Evil versus Evil: His fight with Alf, though he is noticeably more sympathetic than his opponent.
- Face Death with Dignity: Takes his own life to do so.
- Glass Cannon: Insanely fast and skilled in swordplay, but admits in his intro chapter that his defence capabilities are minimal, as he's not as muscular as the average Career.
- Glory Seeker: Honour is his number one priority.
- Go Out With a Smile: He's quite happy when Lude says it's been an honour to fight with him.
- Honor Before Reason: A defining trait of his. Most notable when Alf has him in a stranglehold and he chooses to kill himself rather than face the shame of being rescued by Lude.
- Inscrutable Oriental: Doesn't have many facial expressions.
- Japanese Politeness: In contrast to the rest of the Careers, he rarely has a harsh word for anyone, even "trying not to sound condescending" when dealing with Alf's stupidity. He also "briefly apologizes" for not handing out water earlier in the 4th What If.
- Killed Off for Real: By his own sword.
- Master Swordsman: His Weapon of Choice is a katana.
- Ninja: His stealth and agility are certainly reminiscent of one; not to mention this was his angle at the interviews.
- Off with His Head!: Specializes in killing this way.
- Only Sane Man: Along with Lude.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Very caught up in the Career system.
- The Quiet One: Definitely the least outspoken of the Brutal Careers, though that's not exactly saying much.
- Taking You with Me: Rather than allow Alf to strangle him to death, he plunges his sword through his own heart – "and the heart behind it."
- The Stoic: Doesn't do much smiling or yelling.
- Villainous Friendship: Type I just hinted at between him and Lude.
- Villainous Valor: Would do anything for the honour of his family.
- Would Hit a Girl: Decapitates Ukraine, when she's completely unaware and (relatively) defenceless, no less.
- Adorkable: Completely at odds with social conventionalities, yet adorable in spite (or because) of it.
- Aint Too Proud to Beg: Type 2; he pleads for his life when the Careers have him cornered. Rather than Moral Dissonance, it's a Tearjerker.
- All Work vs All Play: The All Play to Lude's All Work in the 4th What If.
- Break the Cutie: In the moments before his death, which of course means...
- Cheerful Child: Is described as acting like a five-year-old.
- Cloudcuckoolander: BIG TIME. After all, what else is there to do in the Hunger Games than sit down with a nice bowl of pasta?
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Engulfed and burned alive by a swarm of red-hot crickets in the fourth What If.
- Cynicism Catalyst: serves as this to Lude in the fourth What If. Their friendship and his violent death causes Lude to question the strict values he's believed in all his life.
- Distressed Dude: Doesn't have much strength.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: his stylists originally thought they had been given the District 6 girl instead of the boy!
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: One of the few examples in the series to be played straight. Apart from in the fourth what if, Lude never dwells on killing him after the deed is done. Thew mourns briefly when seeing his face in the sky, but isn't too troubled afterwards.
- Fragile Speedster: Not strong, yet flees like crazy.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Yes, let's go make friends with the all-business tribute trained to kill you.
- Keet: Cheerful despite being in the Hunger games.
- Killed Off for Real: At Lude's hands.
- The Load: To everyone he's allied with.
- Lovable Coward: Flees from everything... adorably.
- Dirty Coward: YMMV, but some reviewers definitely thought so when he left Thew behind while running from Careers. Though, to his credit, he thought Thew was behind him the entire time.
- Morality Pet/Morality Chain: To Lude.
- Non-Action Guy: Not the strong type.
- Odd Friendship: With Lude.
- Picky Eater: Refuses to eat cooked snake when he can request pasta.
- The Pollyanna: Is in the Hunger Games but stays perky.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to both Thew and Lude.
- Sacrificial Lion: Dies later on in the story.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Lude in the fourth What If.
- Skewed Priorities: Seems more concerned with only getting risotto for breakfast than with staying alive.
- Slashed Throat: Dies this way.
- Spared by Adaptation: For a while in the fourth What If.
- Tears of Fear: When captured by the Careers.
- Too Happy to Live: Always cheerful, until just before his death.
- Too Dumb to Live: Relies on his mentor to send him pasta rather than eating the food Thew picked out.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Pasta!
- Yank the Dogs Chain: The fourth What If is built around this. He is spared from an early death ... only to receive one far more horrific.
Brutal Males, District 7 - 12
- Brainy Brunette: His one sellable trait is knowing edible plants.
- Chastity Couple: even after being 'married' to Veta, though justified because they're on national television.
- Cynicism Catalyst: his death contributes greatly to Veta's Broken Bird status in the epilogue.
- Distressed Dude: Veta has a history of finishing fights for him.
- Elegant Classical Musician: While a broke orphan, he's at his best playing piano.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Switz acts as though his flight from their alliance was a great betrayal.
- Friendless Background: he states that, apart from Veta and the music store owner, he has no loved ones to visit him after his reaping.
- Go Through Me: places himself between Switz and Veta at one point during a tense standoff, when the former is threatening to shoot.
- Happily Married: with Veta, for about a day.
- Heartwarming Orphan: in backstory; he was raised in an orphanage but found a father-figure of sorts in the music store owner who nurtured his skill at the piano.
- Killed Off for Real: At Gil's hands.
- The Lancer / The Smart Guy: in the alliance with Switz and Liet.
- The Load: to both Switz and Veta.
- Love Hurts: especially when you're reaped alongside your fiancee.
- Love Cannot Overcome: he dies and Veta lives on alone and heartbroken.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: he has shades of this with Veta. She's brash, determined and a good fighter, while he's refined, artistic and poor at combat.
- Megane: Picked up glasses from the street at some point.
- My Own Private "I Do": with Veta.
- Non-Action Guy: Not a fighter.
- Official Couple: with Veta.
- Power Trio / Two Guys and a Girl: with Switz and Liet.
- Sacrificial Lion
- Slashed Throat: dies this way.
- So Happy Together: his and Veta's makeshift wedding and the scene where they warm their hands over the fire together serve as this for the couple.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: with Veta.
- Stoic Spectacles: Has glasses and doesn't tend to express much emotion.
- Together in Death: with Veta in the second What If.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: to Veta, until everything goes horribly wrong.
- Wartime Wedding: he and Veta are married halfway through the Games.
- Actual Pacifist: At first. In backstory, he refused to lift a finger against Vahn even when being beaten up, and Toris notes that he was reluctant to go to combat stations in training.
- Anti-Villain: Type II; it's clear that he's been mentally destroyed by his sister's death.
- Ax-Crazy: After his Face-Heel Turn.
- The Bad Guy Wins: He is the Victor of the second and fourth What Ifs.
- Berserk Button: He really lost his head when his sister Ukraine was decapitated.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's stuck between this and Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Big Bad: Arguably the closest thing Brutal has to one.
- Big Little Brother: stated to be taller than all the tributes, presumably including his elder sister Ukraine.
- Blood Knight: After his Face-Heel Turn.
- Break the Cutie / Corrupt the Cutie: As happens to most cuties in the series.
- Cloudcuckoolander: An extremely dark version.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: vs. Lude. Justified, as he's accustomed to the cold of the crater while the career isn't.
- Cute and Psycho: Stays cheerful while dreaming of cutting up people.
- Cynicism Catalyst: subverted. It seems that Ukraine's death will be this for him, and while it does turn him into a far darker character, his resulting persona is far less cynical than a straight example.
- Death Equals Emotion / Dying as Yourself: Arguable, as his last thoughts were for the sister he'd barely remembered after her death.
- Despair Event Horizon: Passes over it in a matter of sentences after his sister dies.
- Eat the Dog: He kills and eats a cute pony muttation. Justified, as this is the Hunger Games.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Slicing children to ribbons is fun!
- Face-Heel Turn: After Ukraine's death.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Seems innocent enough from the outside, apart from that giant knife...
- Freudian Excuse: Has a history of being bullied.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He refused to go to any battle stations before the Games but ends up getting to second place.
- Go Out With a Smile: Although not stated, it's quite likely, given the nature of his last thoughts.
- Hypocritical Humor: "I guess she's kind of crazy, then!"
- Ignored Epiphany: He briefly wonders whether he's just as bad as the people who killed his sister, but quickly dismisses this idea as ridiculous.
- Insane Equals Violent: He wouldn't hurt a fly until after he snaps.
- Insane Troll Logic: His mind seems to run on this after he snaps. For instance, he justifies killing Toris because "the Games are better off without his pessimism," and dismisses the idea of being Not So Different from a Career because "nobody cries over the people [he's] killed." The fact that his victims have families who are undoubtedly crying at the moment never seems to occur to him.
- Karma Houdini: The second and fourth What Ifs.
- Killed Off for Real: by Veta.
- Laughing Mad / Giggling Villain: Or at least Cheerfully Humming Villian.
- Lunatic Loophole: Averted in the core series, but played straight in the fourth What If.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Eager to slice and dice.
- Not So Different: see Ignored Epiphany.
- Obliviously Evil: Never considers how much he's hurting people.
- Power Born of Madness: Not a threat until after he snaps.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Keeps his innocent optimism despite running about looking for victims.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": Out to kill with a big smile.
- Russian Guy Suffers Most: Certainly psychologically.
- Scarf of Asskicking: was given to him by his sister.
- Sole Survivor: Of the second and fourth What Ifs. A scrapped epilogue to these, which eventually ended up as the arguable tie-in "Asylum", ended up in him being thrown into, what else, an asylum.
- Spared By Adaptation: Twice!
- Stepford Smiler: Type C.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Never did anything against other tributes or bullies before.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After his sister is killed, he's out to kill everyone.
- Would Hit a Girl: Kills Liet and attempts to kill Veta.
- Adaptational Villainy: Certainly not an outright villain in Hetalia.
- Asshole Victim: Not even Veta feels much remorse over what she does to him.
- Attention Whore: Really likes to be in the spotlight.
- Blood Knight: Relishes the opportunity to kill his opponents. He even showed himself to a Career just so he could start a fight!
- Brains and Brawn:Brawn to Thew's brains in the 2nd What If.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Has his skull repeatedly smashed open with a frying pan. To make matters worse, it's specifially stated he was alive for nearly all of it.
- Egomaniac Hunter: A complete egotist who Hunts the Most Dangerous Game. To be fair, it (most likely) wasn't his choice to be thrown into a game of life and death, but he still relishes in the opportunity to hunt and kill his fellow human beings.
- Evil Albino: can be taken as such, because of Prussia's appearance in Axis Powers Hetalia.
- Evil versus Evil: When he takes on Corianne.
- Hot-Blooded: Goes out of his way to spark a battle with a Career.
- It's All About Me: One of the more arrogant tributes, to say the least.
- Jerkass: See below.
- Lack of Empathy: Completely remorseless for any of his murders; not to mention that his reaction upon finding his younger districtmate has asthma was that she'd be even easier to kill.
- Laughably Evil: While it doesn't detract from his villainy in any way, his over-the-top arrogance often makes him comical.
- The Fighting Narcissist: But with less focus on his looks than most examples of the trope.
- For the Evulz: See Kick the Dog.
- Glory Hound: Goes naturally with his self-centred attitude.
- Kick the Dog: In the second What If, after killing Veta and Austria, he kicks the latter's body for no reason other than simple malice.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: The aforementioned Kick the Dog.
- Killed Off for Real: By Veta.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown/No Kill Like Overkill: Dies this way at Veta's hands.
- Non-Human Sidekick: His eagle mutt, 'Gil-bird,' in the second What If.
- Rasputinian Death: His skull is coming apart in pieces before his cannon fires.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Has this dynamic in his alliance with Thew. He's the Manly Man.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Someone from a non-Career district still vying for the sponsors and the kills.
- The Sociopath: See Lack of Empathy.
- White Hair, Black Heart
- Would Hit a Girl: Kills Corianne, as well as Veta in What If.
- All Work vs All Play: The All Work to Poal's All Play.
- Brainy Brunette: He has brown-haired and is said by Poal to be one of the smartest tributes in the field.
- Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: tries (with limited success) to keep Poal out of trouble.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes naturally from exasperation with Poal.
- Distressed Dude: Does more running than fighting.
- Doomed by Canon: In The Hunger Games, District 12 has only ever had four victors (three in the canon series, one established by Journey's other fics), so it's certain from the start that he's going to die.
- The Eeyore: has a very pessimistic outlook on life.
- Killed Off for Real: By Russia.
- Nice Guy: Doesn't seem to accept killing others as an option, and stays with Poal.
- Non-Action Guy: See Distressed Dude.
- Only Sane Man: Especially when contrasted with his hyperactive ally, Poal.
- The Philosopher: Spends much of his intro chapter debating whether it's better to die in front of the entire nation in the Hunger Games or waste away in the mines with your name lost to history. If Poal is to be believed, he goes into these phases a lot.
- Properly Paranoid: Unlike Poal, he actually realizes that everything in the Games is out to kill him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni Blue Oni to Poal.
- Sacrificial Lion: although he's not terribly important, his death has a powerful impact on the plot because it shows that Russia has crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Fits this trope to a T with Poal.
- Slashed Throat: Dies this way.
- The Stoic: Doesn't have many emotional highs or lows.
Brutal Females, District 1 - 6
- Action Girl: Comes with Career territory.
- Ax-Crazy: Takes delight in the bloodshed of the Games, going so far as to shove a sickle into her own throat because she thought her impending death by poison wasn't violent enough.
- Blood Knight: Is actually rather obsessed with blood in particular.
- Dark Chick: In the Career alliance.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Type II.
- Informed Ability: Can slash over into the Know-Nothing Know-It-All territory. Vivi keeps on saying that she's intelligent, but we see no evidence for that. In fact, she essentially commits suicide from her own arrogant unwillingness to trust.
- Kick the Dog: Torturing Peyton and mutilating her corpse.
- Killed Off for Real: By Thew's poison.
- Lack of Empathy: She's unhinged, so of course she doesn't.
- Meaningful Name: Guess which of our favorite fanfiction writers she's based on? Even better yet, she comes of the Capitol Games fame. Mhm, yes, you got that right; ladies, gentlemen- give it up for miss Vividly Visceral!
- More Deadly Than The Male: She's certainly more savage and bloodthirsty when it comes to kills. Partially subverted as she herself points out that even though she's well-versed in weapons, she couldn't take on her District partner Alf since he's so well-built.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She views slaughter somewhat romantically.
- Pummeling the Corpse: Does this to Peyton's corpse.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Alf, describing why he isn't worthy to be a Career.
- Undignified Death: Getting a death sentence by drinking from a canteen of water that was poisoned by Thew that Alf was freaking out about. Tries to avert this by cutting open her own throat as she thought that it wasn't a gory enough death for her.
- Weak, but Skilled: She's not weak, per se, but she's just fifteen and is on the smaller side when it comes to the usual Career fare. Her partner Alf is much stronger than her, and she said that her intelligence will help her, so she's really essentially this in the Career pack.
- Write Who You Know: Anybody know Vividly Visceral? Yeah, that's right. Vivi Daley's based on her. It now makes a whole lot of sense in perspective.
Brutal Females, District 7 - 12
- Children are Innocent: The youngest tribute and the most innocent.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: At the hands of Lude in the fourth What If.
- Damsel in Distress: Justified, as she's only twelve years old in an arena full of deadly competitors.
- Dying Alone: Averted at the last moment in backstory. Turned away from an orphanage because she was not old enough to accept tesserae, Liet was close to dying on the streets when Switz took her in.
- Go Through Me: Tries to defend Switz this way.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: one of the most innocent characters in the series, she's presumably blonde just like her Axis Powers Hetalia counterpart.
- Happily Adopted: Although technically she wasn't adopted until Switz hit eighteen.
- Heartwarming Orphan: Ridiculously sweet, even soon after her parents' death.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Took several blows from Russia's blade to shield her brother. Regrettably, it doesn't do much good, as they are both killed soon after.
- I Owe You My Life: Realizes how much she owes Switz partway through Brutal, and spends the rest of the fic trying to repay him.
- Kill the Cutie: Dies late in the story.
- Killed Off for Real: By Russia's hands.
- Little Miss Badass: In the second What If, the way she climbed a tree, jumped Russia, and managed to land some blows with her bow and arrow ( albeit useless) was pretty cool.
- The Load: To Switz; not that he minds.
- More Hero Than Thou: after realizing that Switz intends to sacrifice himself for her, she vows to do the same for him.
- Nice Girl: Thinks sweet, acts sweet.
- Power Trio/Two Guys and a Girl: With Switz and Austria.
- Rasputinian Death / Why Won't You Die?: Amazingly, in the fourth What If she survives being clubbed in the head with a morningstar and has to be hit several more times before finally dying.
- Sacrificial Lion: One of the last tributes to die, thanks to her brother's protection.
- Senseless Sacrifice: See Heroic Sacrifice.
- Slashed Throat: dies this way in the second What If.
- Taking the Bullet: See Heroic Sacrifice.
- Action Girl: And how. No real weaponry needed.
- Action Girlfriend: To Austria.
- Berserk Button: Don't hit on her unless you're Austria. And heaven have mercy on your soul if you hurt him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's generally amiable, but if you push her buttons...
- Broken Bird: She's definitely one as of the epilogue.
- Chastity Couple: Even after being 'married' to Austria, though justified because they're on national television.
- Cynicism Catalyst: surviving the Games without Austria turns her into a cynical Broken Bird in the epilogue.
- Death by Adaptation: In the second and fourth What Ifs.
- Despair Event Horizon: Dances on it after Austria is killed.
- Determinator: Keeps going just because she can.
- Extreme Melee Revenge: Dishes this out to Gil.
- Final Girl: The Victor of the Games.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Receives one from sponsors and uses it appropriately.
- Girly Bruiser: she's not afraid to kick ass, but has a more romantic side as well.
- Her Heart Will Go On: She survives, but her fiancé/husband doesn't.
- Heroic BSOD: After Austria is killed.
- Improbable Weapon User: Wins the Hunger Games with a frying pan ( and Russia's knife.)
- It's Personal: Veta never takes a directly aggressive stance against her opponents until Gil kills Austria. Then ... let's just say you do NOT want to push her Berserk Button.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Does this to Gil.
- Love Makes You Crazy/Love Makes You Evil: Not that she was by any means evil, but her darkest and craziest act ( Extreme Melee Revenge on Gil) was powered by her pain over Austria's death.
- Love Hurts: If being reaped with your fiancé isn't bad enough, surviving while he dies definitely is.
- The Mourning After: Even after Austria's death, Veta still considers herself to be "Mrs. Veta Edel." Woe to you if you forget it.
- My Own Private "I Do": With Austria.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown/No Kill Like Overkill: Delivers one to Gil.
- Official Couple: Veta/Austria is the only 'ship in the series that actually stays afloat ( until, of course, he dies).
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Goes absolutely insane when Franse hits on her.
- Plucky Girl: Not necessarily cheerful the whole time, but doesn't think much about giving up.
- Pummeling the Corpse: To Gil.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Wins the Games, but after Austria's death.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: "I survived the Hunger Games. I'm about as broken as they come."
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Austria's not exactly the Badass of the series...
- So Happy Together: Veta's and Austria's makeshift wedding and the scene where they warm their hands over the fire together serve as this for the couple.
- Sole Survivor: According to the Hunger Games rules.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Austria.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Sort of. She's the Sole Survivor of Brutal, but the first of its characters to die in What If.
- Survivors Guilt: The Sole Survivor after failing to save her fiancé.
- Together in Death: With Austria in What If.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: To Austria.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: To Austria.
- Wartime Wedding: She and Austria are married about halfway through the Games.
- Big Sister Instinct: vows that she'll protect Russia, although she's not ultimately successful.
- The Eeyore: lampshaded in the title of her introductory chapter, Optimism and Pessimism.
- Fragile Flower: She never claims to be tough.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: a sweet, innocent character with pale blonde hair.
- Kill the Cutie: Not too cheerful, but on the cuter side.
- Killed Off for Real: By Japan.
- Nice Girl: Doesn't think for a moment about living at the cost of her brother's life.
- Off with Her Head!: Japan's method of execution.
- Sacrificial Lion: like Toris, while she doesn't last long enough to be as developed as some of the other characters, her death contributes hugely to the plot in that it sends Russia over the Despair Event Horizon.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: played almost straight. Japan didn’t intentionally leave her headless body lying around, but in all other aspects it fits perfectly.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Vivi takes care to kill her in the most agonizing way possible, leaving time between the sword blows so that her pain is not dulled.
- Kill the Cutie: One of the perkier characters to die.
- Killed Off for Real: By Vivi.
- Like Brother and Sister: her friendship with Philan is depicted this way in one of Number One Fan of Journey's comedic fanarts, with Peyton stressing that they're not romantically involved.
- Red Shirt: Since Philan doesn't live, either, her death doesn't amount to much.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Dies too early to be important.
- True Companions: has an extremely close bond with her district partner/friend Philan, whom she considers to be her 'twin' as they were born on the same day.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies before we get to know her.
- All Girls Like Ponies: At whatever cost...
- All Workvs All Play: the 'all play' to Toris' 'all work.'
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: acts more concerned with eating berries and pony-riding than staying alive in the Hunger Games.
- Dropped A Bridge On Her: has her neck broken from being bucked off a horse shortly after the bloodbath.
- Dumb Blonde: Blonde, and not too acquainted with logic.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: to Toris, although his next POV consists mostly of him running for his life and being killed, so it could be assumed that his grieving took place off-screen.
- Gender Flip: to the male Poland in Hetalia.
- Genki Girl: Always chipper.
- Kill the Cutie: See Genki Girl and Killed Off for Real.
- Killed Off for Real: By a pony, of all things.
- Like Is, Like, a Comma: To the point the author apologised for her POV's.
- The Pollyanna: Death games? Who cares—I, like, found a pony!
- Sacrificial Lamb: Never has much impact on the story.
- Skewed Priorities: "I, like, totally want to ride a pony before I die!"
- Valley Girl: Quite fond of "like" and "totally" in particular.