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Characters: Scandinavia and the World

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    The Nordics 

The Nordics

  • Big Screwed-Up Family: Åland can be a real jerk to his cousin, Finland. As for Scania and Fenno-Swede, the author says, "All the children in SatW are completely fucked."
  • Norse by Norsewest: Mainly averted. The comic shows the countries' stereotypes of each other rather than the Hollywood stereotype of them, and goes out the way to show that each country has their own distinct cultures.
  • Power Trio: Denmark as the Id, Norway the Ego and Sweden as the Superego.

Denmark

"If he asked... I'd let him do me."

Sweden

"You need to get your mind out of the gutter, Denmark."

Norway

"I don't like the zoo. I prefer seeing the animals out in the wild..."

Finland

Iceland

"You guys always try to shut me out of everything!"

Sister Denmark

"I found your porn collection!"







Sister Sweden

  • Anything That Moves: Mostly Finland, but she's not exclusive by any means. Sweden is especially disgusted to find that Denmark is the father of her son, Scania.
  • Cool Big Sis: Though Sweden seems embarrassed by her.
  • Dominatrix. And don't the fellas love it.
  • Dude Magnet: The whole "Swedish bombshell" trope applies in full force.
  • Ethical Slut: Happy to lend out her strap-on to a sister in need.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Not as much as Sister Denmark though.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sweden. Her brother tries to be uptight and by the book, while she, on the other hand...
    • It's hinted that they're more alike than they seem on the surface, and just happen to emphasize different aspects of their shared personality.


Sister Norway

"Wha...I don't...Why are you watching that?"








Sister Finland

Sister Iceland

"Oooooh! A pony!"


    Islands, Autonomous Regions, Territories, Etc 

Åland

"Come out come out wherever you are, Russia!!! You wanted my "special services" didn't you!? Then come over here and get it!!"





Greenland

"Go fuck yourself, Denmark! You ruined my life!"






Faroe Islands

"It's me! The Faroes! We live together! I pay rent to you!"



Scania

"I'm not mumbling. That's how I talk..."

  • The Chew Toy: Sweden doesn't seem to respect him at all.
  • Disappeared Dad: Subverted—Denmark is his father, though neither of them knows it. (When Sweden finds out, he tells Scania his father was killed in a car accident so that the boy wouldn't look up to the irresponsible Denmark as a role model.)
  • Missing Mom: Well, she's still present, but his mother, Sister Sweden doesn't seem to have much investment in his life. Sweden is the one that raised him.








Fenno-Swede

The son of Sweden and Sister Finland.

  • Cheerful Child: Despite his insane family. Apparently it's because his mother spoils him. note 
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't speak very often. Most he's said to date are "Yes!" and "No sir!". He speaks Swedish (shown by the flag in his bubble) which pisses Finland off to no end. This is a reflection of real life Fenno-Swedes.








Svalbard

"You were being an idiot, that's what happened."









Jan Mayen

"..."

  • Posthumous Character: Was apparently executed during the Renaissance for having an incestuous relationship with Norway, which is only revealed several strips after his first appearance. Sweden points out that "he looks dead". That's right, Norway introduces his friends to the dead body of his onetime lover/cousin. Which he keeps around to have conversations with. (In real life, Jan Mayen is an inhospitable volcanic island with no real population other than some researchers.)

Bornholm

  • Pity the Kidnapper: When Denmark had to give Bornholm up to Sweden, Bornholm responded by beating Sweden up until he let him go back.

Sami/Lapland

Freetown Christiania

"Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude! That butterfly looks stoned!"

Kven

"...I'm already here."

  • I'm Standing Right Here: Norway has trouble noticing his existence.
  • Nephewism: Possibly this with Norway. The paternity with Fenno-Swede and Scania is the child having the father's language but within the mother's land. So Kven may be Finland and Sister Norway's child.
  • Nice Hat: It looks like Cappy's.

North Pole









Han's Island

    Other Europe 

King Europe

"Well, if you must ask; I'm an intellectual who speaks more than 20 languages, my food is excellent, my art is deep, I'm a great lover who is sexy without being vulgar, I rule my kingdom with peace, and I ride a mean scooter."

England

"Hello, old chaps. Lovely weather."

As one of the Nordics' biggest trading partners (and one of the Nordics' favourite former chew toys), England shows up a lot—probably more than any other character except America and Germany. He is also the spokesman character for the (still developing) animated series. Gets along well with Sweden.

Sister England

"Vampires are just so irresistable"




Scotland

"Hey, why are you wearing that flag, England? What's wrong with your own flag, huh?"

Ireland

"Yeah, you think you can speak on our behalf? Like we don't have our own personality and opinions."



Wales

"New Zealand! You should have told you me you had been sheared! I would've knocked!"

Austria

"What the-? Are you making weird porn again, Germany?"



Germany

"I've changed!! I really have!! I'm sorry!! I've changed!! I promise!!"

A nice guy, but traumatised by World War II. Shows up a lot, since he's good friends with Denmark, although not as close as Netherlands.

  • All Germans Are Nazis: Goes out of his way to demonstrate how this is untrue.
  • Apologises a Lot: All the time.
  • The Atoner: Has shades of this, out of guilt for Nazi Germany's actions. The characterization of the different nations is related to national stereotypes, so this may be the comic's way of showing that Germany has literally become a different person since World War II. German media also constantly reminds its own population about the horrors Nazi Germany committed, through articles, documentaries or the history lessons in school, and overt displays of patriotism and national pride make Germans a bit uncomfortable (except during the World Cup, of course). This also adds to the stereotype of them constantly apologizing for WWII even if they were not reminded of it by someone.
  • Broken Record: Following the above quote.
  • Butt Monkey: Denmark and Netherlands just won't stop targeting him with their bizarre sexual fetishes. To be specific, they aren't even interested in him; they just like to assault him in front of Sister Japan to provoke her yaoi-induced nosebleeds. Austria also seems to do this to him.
  • Germanic Depressives: Duh!
  • Heroic BSOD: Tends to get them as a result of unexpected references to Naziism or Logic Bombs. "Cute Puppy" sees him suffer a BSOD (complete with Unsound Effect) as a result of a dog giving him a Nazi salute (as trained by Finland), while "Evil Flag" has him go catatonic after the Scandinavians point out that his aversion to seeing his own flag being waved is at odds with the fact that he is wearing a German flag shirt.
  • Messy Hair
  • Ship Tease: With Sister Japan.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Surprisingly, he is nothing like his sister; he is an apologetic, wimpy pushover whereas his sister is a fearsome, scary lady who knocks anyone down if they stare at her Boobs of Steel.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sausage. Not nearly as much as Norway's fish, but he is frequently seen hauling one around.

Sister Germany

"YOU WILL LOOK ME IN THE EYES OR DESPAIR!!!"

  • Berserk Button: Taken to a ridiculous extent in Iron Lady.
    Finland's sign: Women should be respected. Lady Germany should be feared.
  • Boobs of Steel: Almost literally.
    Denmark: Dear God! She broke my hand between her breasts! I'll never be able to play the violin again!
    Finland: (holding a sign) Women should be respected. Lady Germany should be feared!!!
  • Brawnhilda: Humon says she's an average looking woman who just happens to be very... large.
  • Messy Hair
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: See quote above.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She is nothing like her brother; she is fearsome and violent whereas Germany is apologetic and wimpy.
    • She does share her brother's peach-fuzz mustache, though.

Nazi Germany

"You know, there's a storm coming, and I was wondering if you would like to stay at my place until it's over?"

Prussia

Netherlands

"I always wondered why Germany digs holes in our beaches."

Sister Netherlands

Belgium

"If you can't love me the way I am, then it's your loss!"




Switzerland

"Nice shot."

  • Crazy-Prepared: A cow is one of the many features of his banking system.
  • Genre Savvy: He knows his security system for the bank works best when he doesn't divulge any details, even to his customers.

Russia





Sister Russia

"If it's because you're jealous. I'm sure something could be arranged..."

Estonia

"Guys?! It's Estonia! I heard you were having one of your Nordic parties, so I thought I could join?!"




Latvia & Lithuania

(Lithuania) Look who's trying to be Nordic.

(Latvia) What's the matter? Simply being Baltic isn't good enough for you now?








Hungary

"I-I'm sorry. I was trying to be good. What did I do?"

  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Hungary worked really hard as a debt of gratitude to the Scandinavian's hospitality after the Hungarian Revolution.
  • Porn Stache: Apparently, Humon asked a Hungarian what their stereotype was, and the response was "magnificent mustaches." And so it was.
  • Workaholic: To the point that it made the Scandinavians’ work ethic look bad.




Poland

"Um, yeeees. I need carrots. Lots!"

  • Butt Monkey: Humon mentions that Poland is the go-to country when you want someone to abuse.
  • Domino Mask: To go along with his thief schtick
  • Fell Off the Back of a Truck: As Humon notes, if something is stolen in Europe, there's a very good chance it'll pass through Poland.
  • Justified Criminal: He's a thief, though Humon doesn't blame him since the rest of Europe treats him like slave labor.
  • Sticky Fingers: He likes to steal cars.

Romania

Moldova

Belarus

Ukraine

First shows up in 2014, during the Crimean crisis.

  • Dull Surprise: Is not fooled in the least by Russia's "aid".
  • The Ghost: For a while. He was mentioned at least once before his appearance in 2014.
  • Porn Stache: In his second appearance, he's grown one to rival Hungary.

France

Brother France

  • French Jerk: Humon confirms him to be this.
  • Mad Artist: Apparently it's not unusual for him to slash and/or burn his own paintings while naked, or protesting something and going on strike.
  • Nice Hat: Another beret.
  • Shy Bladder: Averted. He was urinating in public while talking to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: He apparently likes to play as a misunderstood artist.invoked

Italy

The Vatican

"Merry Christmas, Scandinavians!"

  • Heroic BSOD: After seeing how the Scandinavians celebrate the winter holidays.
  • Man in White: White robes.
  • Nice Hat: The Pope hat, of course.
  • The Pope: Of course.
  • Witch Hunt: We see him involved into one and he tried to burn the accuser at the stake, because only heathens believe in witches!









Spain

"AAARRRGGG!! Random fan in face!!!"




Greece

"Motherfucking Testosterone!!!"



Turkey

"Hi ladies. Do you like ma' maaan boat?"

Malta

    North & Central America 

America

"Where the hell are all the mountains?!"

  • America Saves the Day/America Wins the War: Or so he likes to think.
  • Battle Cry: "I'll sue you!"
  • Big Eater: America eats fattening food like it's nothing.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He starts turning into one when he realizes white people are becoming a minority in his country. One comic showed him with light skin, despite the the change. Humon stated in the first comic he became dark-skinned his hair was blond because he bleaches it.
  • 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 (if only because he's dumb muscle). Essentially he's a Type 2 who aspires to be Type 1. Generally a mixed flavor.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Word of God says "He is a tall guy because everything in America has to be BIG."
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Sexually Active Today?: America acts like a macho man and makes a big deal about Sister Sweden's boobs. But when Sister Sweden allows him to touch those boobs....
  • Head Pet: Canada, much to Canada's embarrassment.
  • Innocently Insensitive: A lot of the time he doesn't even realize he's being bigoted or offensive.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does want to help and be useful, but he only seems like a Jerk to the other characters.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: How Europe sees him, regarding the Iraq war. He even namechecks the trope.
  • The Mountains of Illinois: Parodied. He was shocked to discover that Denmark has no mountains. At all.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Zigzagged, with Canada as the supposed sensitive guy. America likes to pretend he's really macho, yet he's actually the more sensitive of the two.
  • Strawman Political: America flip-flops between left and right depending on the comic. Though with Sister America getting more characterization, he might be staying to the right. Humon has stated that the America siblings basically have the minds of teenagers, making them incredibly opinionated to the extreme, but completely unwilling to do any research whatsoever on anything they're talking about. Leading to "debates" on whether gays are penguins or flamingos, and whether it's right to step on their eggs.
  • Transparent Closet: Humon stated that America has a lot of repressed feelings for Canada, and is most likely doing some stuff "on the down-low".
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: England was a rather inattentive parent to America. Now, any time America wants England's attention, he acts out. One such event was the Boston Tea Party.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Since Great Britain was too busy doing other things to be America's father, guess what happened next.
    • This apparently continued into the twentieth century, with England refusing to believe America landed on the moon.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Aliens

Canada

"What's the matter, America?"




Sister America

"Don't you guys care about animal welfare at all?"

  • Bare Your Midriff: Always wears a tank top.
  • Berserk Button: When America is mean to gays (whom she believes to be penguins). Also, shipping Denmark with anyone but Norway (and sometimes Sweden).
  • Canada, Eh?: Her lapdog, Ottawa.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She became one like her brother in this comic
  • Eagleland: Started out 100% type two, recently has become a mixed flavor.
  • Expy: She is basically Paris Hilton with breast implants and Strawman Political overtones.
  • Flanderization: Sister America started out as a Rich Bitch parody of shallow valley girls who are obsessed with plastic surgery, then she became a girl obsessed with sounding liberal without knowing anything about liberalism to balance out her brother's conservatism. Then she met Sister Japan and now she's mainly just a Yaoi Fan Girl. She seems to have backpedaled from this characterization in later comics, though.
  • Head Pet: Her chihuahua.
  • Odd Friendship: With Sister Japan. Due to their Yaoi Shippings.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Denmark×Norway, and nobody else (so far...). Though "sometimes [she] throw[s] Sweden into the mix.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Not really spoiled, but she otherwise fits the trope. Like her brother, she's usually well-meaning and kind, just a bit stupid.
  • Strawman Political: Liberal to her brother's Conservative.
  • Valley Girl: Spray tan, fake boobs, shallow, overuses the word "like", frequently says "OMG!"? Yup.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Though she thinks the term "yaoi" sounds stupid....

Sister Canada

Mexico

  • The Beard: America's beard, both literally and metaphorically, at least according to Denmark.
  • Latin Lover: A very pretty woman, though America has a problem with her brother squatting on his lawn.

    Asia 

Japan

Sister Japan

Saudi Arabia




China




North Korea




South Korea



Kuwait

Iran & Iraq

Azerbaijan

  • Flower Motif: Roses. From his 2013 Eurovision entry.
  • The Ghost: He was absent in the 2011 Eurovision comic, but finally appeared in the 2013 comic.

Thailand

A kathoey who reveals himself as Brother Thailand to Denmark when the latter tries hitting on him, thinking he's a she.
  • Crush Blush: Gets one after Denmark, upon finding out that Thailand is in fact Brother Thailand, merely switches his drink offer from a cocktail to a beer.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Thailand is a kathoey, a Thai "third gender", which is roughly analogous to a trans-gendered male, but who still identifies as a male on some level.

Malaysia

First seen in the comic about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (unfortunately).

    Oceania 

Australia

"I brought ma' wombat."

Sister Australia

New Zealand



New South Wales

    Africa 

Somalia

South Africa

"What the hell did your friend just call me!!?!"

Tanzania

"Do you have any idea how annoying and disrespectful it is when white people do that to our kids?"

    South America 

South America

Brazil

Chile

    Characters that don't represent countries, continents, or regions 

Beer Ghost

"I drink people's beer."

"Special" Lion

Finland's pet lion. Based on this joke about Finland's coat of arms and made into a comic here.

Volcano

"Nicotine patches doesn't work on me!!"

Jacob Jensen

... in Spain's face! One-shot character to illustrate a specific event note  during the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Christian Olsson

  • The Cameo: Appears in a one off strip with Jacob Jensen.

Linn-Kristan Riegelhuth

Finland's Puppy

Ukraine's Nuclear Mutants

Danish Jews

  • Adorkable: They're represented by cute snowballs with stars of David

Brown Bear AKA Drama Bear

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