06:58:02 PM Jun 25th 2015
Something weird happened when I tried to post here earlier, but hopefully that's in the past. Anyway, should we really be defaulting to female characters with this trope? There're a lot of male examples on this page. Like, so many. At least 1 in 3.
01:24:11 PM Oct 25th 2013
Moved this example here:
- Vietnam, according to some Axis Powers Hetalia Fanon based in the country's Real Life History. In it, she was once an innocent young fisher-girl, but years of suffering as a plaything to China, France, America, and other larger powers forced her to become a battle-hardened soldier. Exactly how broken and embittered she is, is left to imagination: sometimes she's an unstable Dark Action Girl, sometimes, she's the Team Mom to the younger Asians. (The canon leans more towards the second interpretation, as she's shown to be rather quiet and mature but with slight self-image issues.)
- If you adhere to the fanon belief of North Korea being a female, she qualifies as well. This fanart◊ is a pretty good example.
- It's also a popular portrayal of Hungary, Ukraine (the Slavic Team Mom), Belarus (Ukraine's younger sister), Belgium (Netherlands's sister), and Taiwan (Vietnam's sister and The Cutie from the Asian group) in Dark Fics. Vietnam and Taiwan's "brother", Hong Kong, is sometimes made into a male Broken Bird in fics.
- China himself could also qualify as this, considering how long he's lived, what's he's lived through, and how much the actual country itself has suffered throughout the years, fangirls don't hesitate to put him in this position.
- Austria is often made a Rare Male Example. A good example is the 1983: Doomsday Stories AU, where he becomes this following Hungary's death in Doomsday.
03:43:06 PM Jul 19th 2013
Where did the term "Broken Bird" come from? Did it come from "And Your Bird Can Sing" by the Beatles ("When your bird is broken, will it bring you down?") (Revolver, 1966) or did they get the term from an older source?
04:27:57 PM May 13th 2012
I'm surprised Fullmetal Alchemist 's Winry hasn't been included. I mean, after her encounter with Scar . . .