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  • A-Cup Angst:
  • Amicable Exes:
    • Austria and Hungary are shown as not only close friends but having feelings for each other to the point that they still act as Happily Married long after their divorce.
    • Czech Republic and Slovakia are a (presumably) non-romantic version of this; while they parted on bad terms, they realize soon that they miss one another and make up quickly.
  • Arch-Enemy: Hungary at different times with Prussia.
  • Ascended Extra: Austria, Hungary and Prussia have clearly gotten this treatment, being major ensemble characters in themselves. Tied in with Hero of Another Story.
  • Bathing Beauty:
    • Hungary's seen taking a bath with Chibitalia in early strips, and a recent one has her inviting Taiwan to have a soak in Lake Heviz. Confirmed in her Volume 5 profile.
    • Czech Republic is one of these, too: she's seen in her bath tub at least once, and later she boasts to Hungary about her very famous spas.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Prussia or France tormenting Austria is enough to trigger Hungary's... protective side.
    • Switzerland doesn't like people coming uninvited to his house. Also, don't be talking smack about his pajamas; Liechtenstein spent 52 days making them, dammit!
    • Prussia seems to have a number of these, such as words that sound like Mark.
  • Big Fancy House: Subverted and played straight:
    • Subverted in the case of Chibitalia, Hungary, Austria and HRE. Austria's mansion is pretty big but the end of the Chibitalia strips suggests (if not outright states) that their spending wealth is very limited, which is remarked when HRE leaves the mansion with other Germanic states.
    • Played straight with the fancy palace where Austria and Hungary interact with Maria Theresa. It's a Justified Trope considering that Vienna is very famous for palaces like Belvedere or Schonbrunn.
  • Bifauxnen:
    • For a request during the April Fool's 2011 event, Himaruya drew Hungary dressed in a prince-like outfit with Liechtenstein. She also had shades of this when she was younger before she discovered she was a woman. Her Halloween costume in the 2011 event was also a prince, her fancy outfit in the Gakuen games also qualifies as this, and her uniform which is much more masculine than Belarus and Ukraine's.
    • Liechtenstein too, while in uniform, without the ribbon, although she's a little younger and cuter than the typical Bifauxnen.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Germanic brothers aren't exactly the happiest bunch.
  • Blood Knight: Prussia was created to attack and enslave all the other characters here and that's all he lives for. Hungary shows signs of this when she's very peeved. Namely when she's out kicking Prussia's ass.
  • Blue Blood: Austria's personality has elements of this, thanks to the Habsburgs. Liechtenstein too, in part due to being a Principality. Not to mention being named after her ruling dynasty.
  • Boisterous Bruiser:
    Hungary: Seize vital regions, seize vital regions... CRUSH PRUSSIA! CRUSH PRUSSIA!
  • Childhood Friends: Austria and Switzerland were this; they had a falling out, and neither like to be reminded of their old relationship.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Austria and Hungary. Even when she used to pick on him.
  • Covert Pervert:
  • Cross Dresser:
    • Hungary dressing up as a man at times, even when she grew up, could be seen as a holdover from her younger days when she thought herself as male. Hetaween 2011 has her dressing up as a prince.
    • Austria accompanies Hungary above as her princess in a purple dress (though he wears pants underneath it).
  • Cuteness Proximity: Prussia's reaction to North Italy. Seems to be a habit of Liechtenstein's as well; she reacts this way to Switzerland's drawings, Switzerland wearing the frilly pink pajamas she gave him, and Kugelmugel.
  • Daddy's Girl: Hungary, to Magyar/Hun. Tomboy variant. Prussia is a gender-flipped example to Old Fritz.
  • Diary:
    • Prussia's is over 250,000 entries long, if he's really written in it every day. That was a pretty impressive library he opened up...
    • Czech Republic goes through her old ones in a chapter, hoping to restore her and Slovakia's cultural heritage.
  • Foil: Prussia and Austria in personality and looks, but especially in their ways of gaining and maintaining power:
    "It is said that Austria built an Empire without fighting (this could be really considered a great luck...), but Prussia, probably because he came so late, had no other choice but to fight bitterly for his greatness."
  • Expository Hairstyle Change:
    • Czech Republic had her hair in Girlish Pigtails as a child, but as she grew up she switched to a mid-length bob with braided streaks.
    • Liechtenstein originally had longer, braided hair, but cut it short to look more like Switzerland.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Though they're not siblings, Czech Republic is responsible and serious, while Slovakia is irresponsible and flighty.
  • Germanic Depressives: Switzerland and Austria are very morose. Averted with the sweet and cheerful Liechtenstein, and the Hot-Blooded and energetic Prussia.
  • Happily Married: Austria and Hungary, even though they're technically and formally divorced.
  • Horny Devils: Austria, Hungary and Prussia dress as these for one Halloween.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: It's not exactly known how tall Czech Republic and Slovakia are, but there is quite a bit of a height difference between the two at first sight.
  • Idiot Hair: Austria has one that sticks straight up and represents Mariazell. Slovakia has one that sticks up from the back of his head.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain / Anti-Villain: Historically, they haven't always been associated with the "good guys", such as in World War II. Then again, given history...
  • Insistent Terminology: Czech Republic and Slovakia's separation was not a divorce, as Bulgaria quickly found out.
  • Lady and Knight:
    • Austria and Hungary are a rare genderflipped example. Austria is the "lady", and Hungary is the knight (despite being rather feminine herself).
    • And then Austria is again the "lady" and Prussia the Knight when they're paired up.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Austria (though he's more a Princely Young Man than girly) and Hungary (though she's more feminine than many masculine girls).
  • Meido: As a young child living with Austria, Italy used to wear maid outfits. Especially in the Chibitalia chapter, which lampshades the trope when the Holy Roman Empire is seen with a portrait of Chibitalia and is asked if the model was a servant.
  • Monochromatic Eyes:
    • Holy Roman Empire in the manga and merchandise. In the anime his eyes are changed to be brighter and with pupils and shine to them, as well as in a strip of him as an older child/teen where his eyes are drawn with pupils.
    • Liechtenstein as well, uniquely among the (currently existing) Germanic nations.
  • Neat Freak:
    • Prussia, evidencing that he and Germany are Not So Different after all...
    • As an aristocrat, Austria gets angry when seen disheveled. Even if it's by his wife. On the other hand, it's shown that in private he's not as stringent in keeping up appearances.
  • Nice Hat:
  • Not Blood Siblings: Switzerland and Liechtenstein, along with a full bucket of Relationship Writing Fumble and Ship Tease.
  • Not Love Interest: Switzerland and Liechtenstein are definitely the most important people in one another's lives; he dotes on her and she practically adores him and worships the ground he steps on (even though their relationship gets pretty ambiguous sometimes).
  • Official Couple: Austria and Hungary at one point.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Austria "doesn't smile often, and doesn't need to". Switzerland's default expression is a scowl.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Czech Republic and Slovakia have quite the history together, both before they became independent of Austria-Hungary and after. Though the "platonic" part is ambiguous - Slovakia remarks once that Czech is "much cuter" in the present than when they were kids, and Czech is quite flustered by it.
  • Plucky Girl:
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • Austria sees himself as highly cultured, enjoys gardening and seems to be better at making pastries than actually fighting. And that's not counting the corset in Hetalia Bloodbath 2011. This is in turn in contrast to Hungary.
    • Switzerland is a literal example with his girly pink pajamas. They're a present from Liechtenstein; she gave him the wrong ones by mistake, but he doesn't mind... because they're from his sister, dammit.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl:
    • Austria and Hungary are the grown-up version of the trope.
    • HRE and Chibitalia also fit... except that Chibitalia is a a boy who dresses as a girl.
    • Czech Republic and Slovakia are the probably the straightest example among all of them.
  • Sexy Santa Dress:
    • Hungary's shown wearing one rather seductively in the 2009 Christmas strips.
    • Liechtenstein is drawn wearing one during one of the Christmas Events. Albeit not incredibly revealing, it was a lot shorter than pretty much all of her other dresses.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely:
    • Hungary wears a Pimped-Out Dress and jewelry in the Christmas strips for 2010. Himaruya later drew her in an even more pimped out dress. While not quite as pimped out, Himaruya also drew her wearing a simple, but very elegant dress alongside Austria. Her prince outfit in Hetaween 2011 is also very impeccable, and her dress in Hetalia Hetaween 2013 is also rather nice to the eyes.
    • Prussia wears a nice suit along with Hungary in the second example above.
    • According to this entry, Liechtenstein too. Such a pretty dress!
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Hungary seems to think Chibitalia and HRE are adorable together. Which they are.
    • Liechtenstein for Austria/Switzerland during Bloodbath 2011 apparently. She actually says she enjoys her brother talking to Austria.
  • Sibling Team: Switzerland and Liechtenstein to an adorable, if uncomfortably close degree.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The grumpy and xenophobic Switzerland and the sweet and friendly Liechtenstein.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Hungary and Austria have elements of this with Prussia.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Action Girl Hungary and Princely Young Man Austria.
  • The Clan: Of The Habsburgs.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal:
    • Young Prussia used to think that young Hungary was a boy, until he got to grope her chest.
    • And some other characters thought that Chibitalia (child North Italy) was a little girl (the Holy Roman Empire included), until he hit puberty. It's implied, however, that Austria was the only one in Italy's surrounding that, by the time he got his growth spurt, still ignored that he was a boy. Hungary is not surprised at all to see Italy as a young teenager, while Austria is. She probably guessed it when they took a bath together in the earlier strips.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • Czech Republic and Slovakia's relationship has elements of this. Both come to realize that despite the fact that they often got on each other's nerves while living together, they miss one another after their separation.
    • Hungary and Austria also have this sort of relationship with Prussia.
  • William Tell: Switzerland and Liechtenstein's costumes in the Hetaween 2011 event.

    Holy Roman Empire
Italy, come with me, and become the Roman Empire again!

Voiced by: Jun Konno (JP), Chris Cason (EN)

  • Adorably Precocious Child: He conducts himself in a very serious manner, and then there are his attempts to get the Germanic states to stop fighting.
  • Accidental Pervert: Often ends up accidentally or unknowingly pulling up Chibitalia's skirt, or down Chibitalia's shorts.
  • Anachronism Stew: In the anime, the Framing Device for several of the extra Chibitalia stories was Holy Roman Empire dreaming...and then waking up to his alarm clock. In the 16th century.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Maybe with Chibitalia, as there are definite hints that say that HRE actually lost his memory in the war and was found by Prussia later, then raised by him to become Germany.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Type 1 to Chibitalia.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Holy Rome spots one one day, and imagines Chibitalia being afraid of it. He tries to catch it... but it runs under Chibitalia's skirt, which an unknowing Holy Rome pulls up.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: When Chibitalia holds his arm while teaching him how to paint.
  • Ill Boy: In a Christmas strip, he appears as a pre-teen with the looks of a 12-year-old boy, yelling at the Germanic states... and collapses due to a cough and some Blood from the Mouth. Hungary has to pick him up in a certain faux symbolic pose. It's said to be due to the internal strife of the Germanic states.
  • Killed Off for Real: Maybe. A deleted strip has France informing Italy of HRE's death, but there's also hints that Germany may be the grown-up HRE...
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: He can't grow up because of the strife between the Germanic states.
  • Puppy Love: He has a crush on Chibitalia, but he doesn't know Chibitalia is actually a boy. Later, as Germany, he has a crush on Italy again and he's quite scandalized by the fact that he tries to date a guy. If he actually is Germany, though the hints are really, really laid thick.
  • Satellite Character: Is HRE the boss? Does he just own the house? He doesn't interact much with the others. He's not Germany, by the way. Or is he?
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Chibitalia, completely played for laughs.
  • Tsundere: Arguably, towards Chibitalia.

    Hungary - Elizabeta Héderváry
Ah, that horny man is touching his chest! Austria's nipples are sacred things!

Voiced by: Hina Minami (Flower of Iris CD), Michiko Neya (JP), Luci Christian (EN)

    Republic of Austria - Roderich Edelstein
Beethoven attained greatness as an Austrian. He would count out 60 beans when he drank his coffee. This kind of over-serious behavior is characteristic of Austrians.

Voiced by: Otsu Kou (Flower of Iris CD), Akira Sasanuma (JP), Chuck Huber (Seasons 1-6) (EN)

  • Aloof Big Brother Mentor:
    • Though he served as Italy's mentor and brother figure when Italy was a child, he was also very strict and cold.
    • Germany refers to him as a brother figure in the recent manga, and while still a little cold he isn't as strict.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: Compared to most of the Nations, he's more often seen in older suits, is even seen in some canon works gardening while in 18th Century attire and almost always wears a jabot.
  • Beauty Mark: And it's an erogenous zone.
  • Bishōnen: While it could be argued that this applies to a lot of characters, Art Evolution hits Austria hard in the later manga volumes.
  • Classy Cravat: It's his default attire.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being a Non-Action Guy nowadays, he used to be quite the fighter, and his armies are magnificent! Which is Truth in Television. In one of the strips when he's under attack and both he and Russia are stuck, he refuses to leave the battlefield and attempts to get free from the borderline quicksand he's stuck into. For a Non-Action Guy, that's quite impressive.
  • Cultured Badass: During his Glory Days.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Really handsome, really skilled in piano playing. The official calendar and several fanarts also make him a skilled violinist.
  • Ermine Cape Effect: While most of his outfits aren't flashy, there's still an element of elegance and class in them, his cravat being a constant.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: While pretty much every male has this going on, let's not forget that his wife simply loves seeing them hit on him in canon.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Well...
  • Fashion Dissonance: He tends to dress in more old-fashioned manners, sometimes mixing elements from earlier time periods.
  • Glory Days: Similarly to Prussia, he clearly misses his days as a great Empire.
  • Heavy Sleeper: According to Prussia's cleaning game; Prussia tries multiple times to wake him up in his attempt at cleaning Austria's house, but to no avail.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Word of God says Austria is out of shape and wears a corset to compensate.
  • Ill Boy: He was in a wheelchair for a time, according to some of Himaruya's notes Also, in a recent manga strip he's seen with injuries in his hands and rather weakened.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Just because the glory days of the Habsburgs are over doesn't mean Austria has to act like it. Prussia tries to blow his cover on his penny-pinching ways to Austria's archrival Switzerland. Too bad he forgets that for Switzerland, nothing is nobler than thrift.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Austria's stoic, seemingly aloof facade tends to give this image of him in public.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Through the Habsburgs, he was essentially this to the HRE.
  • Non-Action Guy: Much to Switzerland's frustration. Luckily, his partner and wife is a Ninja Maid who's more than happy to fight for him, while he remains as Mission Control.
  • No Sense of Direction: Says Word of God. Alluded to in the Valentine's strip when Austria is about to go out to get something for Hungary, and Germany tells him that he won't be able to come get him if he gets lost. Austria decides to make something with his own hands instead.
    • Again alluded to in Hetalia Bloodbath 2010 when he gets lost looking for the phone that's just in the next room.
  • Not a Morning Person: Seen wandering around in only a shirt, dropping trays and flipping out at Germany seeing him this way. With his love for coffee, might be a case of Must Have Caffeine.
  • Not So Stoic: He does have considerable control over his emotions. But even he has certain limits.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: A rare and unusual male example, seen modelling a corset while explaining the history of underwear to the others (don't ask). Underwear seems to be a recurring theme, given the time Prussia found pairs of boxers scattered all over his house (and promptly stole them).
  • Only Sane Man: He sees himself as one, especially compared to Prussia.
  • Pet the Dog: When he notices Chibitalia eavesdropping on him playing piano, he calls him in to sit down and listen.
  • Playing Cyrano: In the Valentine's strip, Germany asks him for help and advice on dealing with Italy.
  • Pretty Boy: Oh yes.
  • Princely Young Man: Of the Ice King type. He's described often as a 'young master' type of character.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Word of God says he's wearing glasses because he looks rather plain without them. The Art Evolution, however, has hit him particularly hard.
    • And according to Word of God, they represent Austria's musical talents.
  • Purple Is Powerful: And speaking of which, he not only has purple eyes and wears purple often, but managed to build a powerful empire through alliances and marriages alone, notwithstanding his role as the boss of Spain, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia, among others.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Portrayed with a Waistcoat of Style, Badass Longcoat (for a given definition of badass, that is), etc. at various times.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Actually, Austria has a great emotional range: he can be 'solemn', 'sullen', 'stern', 'saturnine', 'harsh' and 'sterner'.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He really is or at least can be soft and gentle beneath his stoic facade.
  • Supreme Chef: Implied at first, confirmed here. His speciality is baking.
  • Team Dad: To The Clan.
  • Tall, Dark, Handsome And More Than A Bit Snarky.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: While he's concerned for Hungary's well-being, in the end he knows that if she wants to fight, he'd better let her... since she will go One Woman Army and destroy the enemy. Considering their childhood, he knows it firsthand!
  • Unkempt Beauty: For all his supposed plainness, Himaruya has gone out of his way to show him without his glasses and with messy hair, and this is always the result.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Him and Hungary, specially now that they're still somewhat in a relationship despite their divorce.
  • Vestigial Empire: He may no longer be a high and mighty Empire (and he sure misses it). But that hasn't stopped him from acting as though he still is one.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As Maria Theresa so aptly demonstrated, he's not exactly the epitome of fitness even back in his Glory Days. On the other hand, he is shown to be very talented in general and also tries his best to perform well in the battlefield whether it works or not.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's TERRIFIED of sea creatures according to a Drama CD where he freaks out twice from Italy's catches, once over a crab and once over a sea star.

    Kingdom of Prussia/Teutonic Knights - Gilbert Beilschmidt
Mission Complete! Praise me! Hail me! On your knees!

Voiced by: Atsushi Kousaka (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)

  • Air Guitar: Does this with a broom in the anime. And it's glorious.
  • Attention Whore
    "I really wanna make an appearance. One that will burn the memory of my existence into their hearts."
  • Badass Adorable: Back when he was younger, especially.
  • Badass Boast: A lot of the time, but especially when he tells the story of how he became the leader of the Germanic states and unified Germany.
  • Badass Cape: During the Maria Theresa story arc.
  • Badass Long Robe: Wears a white surcoat while being the Monastic State of The Teutonic Knights, and a black religious robe while being the Duchy of Prussia.
  • Basement-Dweller: Possibly one in the modern times, as he now lives in Germany's house instead of running a state of his own. It's unclear how much he contributes to the household chores, or taking care of the stately business. Apparently Germany does most of the work, and Prussia helps here and there. Potentially since then obsoleted) Word of God implies he's a Neet.
    "Now he lives as a good-for-nothing at Germany's house and as an exclave in Russia!"
  • Beneath the Mask: Beneath his arrogant rudeness he does have other kinds of feelings too, namely loneliness. He doesn't like showing them to others, and only lets them see his Jerkass persona. Also see Hidden Depths below.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He's supposed to be this to Germany. Even though he doesn't really accomplish his job.
    • He had better results with America, though. Sort of.
  • Blatant Lies: He's so happy being alone! And no, he's absolutely not bitter at the sight of couples filling the street around him!
    Prussia: It's so much fun being alone again that I can't stop laughing. Ha ha ha!
  • Break the Haughty: Whenever he tries to conquer and enslave others, even if he succeds, he'll be knocked off that pedestal VERY soon.
  • Broken Ace: He brags about his various talents, but it's left uncertain to which extend he can back those claims. Not to mention, for all his bragging, he was dissolved.
  • Brought Down to Normal: "Private Concert" shows that he's lost the rapid Healing Factor that nations inherently have, as evidenced by the week-old dog bite on his hand that an unknowing Germany thinks should heal immediately.
  • Butt-Monkey: More so in the earlier days, but even now his many of his appearances have at least a touch of this.
  • Cool Sword: His usual weapon, including small-sized ones as the Teutonic Knights.
  • Celibate Hero: Part of the package of being a Teutonic Knight. Then, he demands that Poland let him touch his balls.
  • Characterization Marches On / Character Development: Has developed from a more or less villainous, pathetically lonely Blood Knight character into a merely eccentric guy with a pretty normal social life, and more lately it's been increasingly hinted his truest self is something else entirely. In Himaruya's own words:
    "He was originally designed as a villain-like character, but became much derpier with the time."
    "But surprisingly, his true nature is the methodical, severe, serious older brother of Germany!"
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Many fanworkers are fond of making him an Unlucky Childhood Friend in regards to Hungary. He can also switch to Victorious Childhood Friend when written/drawn as a "second option" for her (in either a Slap-Slap-Kiss or The Masochism Tango way), if Hungary is not paired up with Austria.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As mentioned below, Prussia talks big, but when it comes to actually seeing his childhood "friend" Hungary pretty much naked, he freaks out. Justified since he used to be the Teutonic Knights, a Christian order.
    • He was also seen apologizing in a church after groping Hungry's chest without knowing she was a girl.
  • Corner of Woe: Prussia has an Altar of Woe.
  • Cute Bruiser: Especially back when he was a child.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: The laughter is only a beginning. In the Anime he even drinks beer while making annoying and strange sounds.
  • Death Fic: Often gets them, as because of his dissolution it's rather likely he'll die some time in the near future. Though canon makes it abundantly clear he's not dead yet.
    • Although "Private Concert" shows that he's lost the rapid healing that nations have, and thus may be beginning to fade away, die or turn into a normal human.note 
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Fritz was like a father to him. And he's dead. So…
  • Determinator / From Nobody to Nightmare: Has at least twice started from humble origins and by conquest and fervent work built himself into a power to be recognized.
    "He was the odd one in the HRE and by overcoming the odds he continued to gain strength and grew into a military state that could take on large-scale battles, leading to being acknowledged by the other Germanic states."
  • Doting Big Brother: To Germany; Word of God says that the two have better relationship than sibling nations usually do:
    "The Prussia who helped shape Germany seems completely overjoyed at his birth. When compared to other brothers, it seems that Prussia and Germany have an unusually good relationship."
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: To America during The American Revolution.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Had blond hair and blue eyes in his earliest colored appearances. Himaruya quickly lightened his hair and gave him red eyes, as he felt the original color scheme made him look too much like Russia (although Russia's eyes would also be changed to purple).
  • East Germany: Became this after WW2. In a little panel, he arrived at Germany's house (after the reunification) in his "cardboard car" (a reference to the infamous Trabant).
  • Evil Laugh: He's fufufu'd in his time.
  • Fleeting Passionate Hobbies: The most recent one is reading books at a rate of four per day, or so he claims.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Germany responsible sibling. Or at least it looks like that in current times (see Hidden Depths).
  • For the Evulz: On Valentine's and Xmas he realizes just how lonely he this calls for Ship Sinking.
  • Glory Seeker: He loves nothing more than to be held in high regard and praised, and he will pay through the nose for it.
    • Genius Bonus: The most common use of the word 'Prussia' nowadays is in the color of Prussian Blue. Due to its high color strength, Prussian Blue gets predominant very soon, similar to Prussia himself wants to be dominant.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Word of God his true nature is serious, methodical and severe, making him Not So Different with Germany.
    • The Industrial Revolution strips say that he's the best of the Germanics at handling machinery. It's his idea to purchase English technology, and once this is done he and a not fully convinced Germany are seen working all night long in building stuff, modifying and mechanizing other things, etc. (Alluding to people like Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, among others)
  • Hot-Blooded: Even after his dissolution.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He's willingly to do anything to become strong.
  • It's All About Me: To the point of being a Narcissist.
  • Jerkass: Played for laughs.
  • Keet: Rather hilariously, as he seems to believe himself to be Rated M for Manly.
  • Kick the Dog: Can be quite cruel to Austria.
    • Pet the Dog: Has also worried about and spent time with said aristocrat.
  • The Leader: Grabbed this spot among the Germanic states after kicking out Austria, and then unified Germany.
  • Light Is Not Good: His The Teutonic Knights uniform was white, and his flag is white with narrow black stripes.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He claims that he enjoys being alone, but evidence says that he doesn't enjoy not having friends.
  • Men Don't Cry: He's incapable of admitting he's feeling any kind of weakness, sadness or fear. However, Prussia breaks down in tears rather often, but mostly manages to pull off some sort of Manly Tears. While insisting things like
    "I'm so happy to be alone it makes me cry!"
  • Mugging the Monster: Oh Prussia, it really isn't a good idea to pick fights with the resident Psychopathic Manchild, especially when he's gonna seize control of you in the future...
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Apparently he is stronger than Germany!
    • Season five of the anime shows him as pretty well toned, and he could go for lifting weights longer than Germany could.
  • Mysterious Past: Usually with Hetalia you can pretty much read each character's life story from Wikipedia. But this nation-tan character is more or less artifically created, as one cannot draw a clear line from The Teutonic Knights to the kingdom of Prussia, let alone from there to East Germany. Therefore much of his life is left for Canon Fodder.
  • The Nicknamer: To some extent. West, Old Fritz, the Aristocrat, Four-Eyes, Specs, the Pervert...
  • Non Human Side Kick: Gilbird, a small yellow bird flying around him and perching on his head or shoulder. Strangely, there are times he seems unaware of its presence...though it's appeared wearing a hat matching his a few times.
  • No-Sell: As the Teutonic Knights, he's completely unaffected when young Russia calls down General Winter on him, since he was born in a cold area and is used to the cold.
  • No Social Skills: Played for laughs (especially when he read a book about how to make friends), even if his characterization as the freak with no friends has since marched on. He also seems to just plain enjoy annoying people with his tactless behavior.
    "Alright! It's fun to poke that aristocrat and see his reaction!"
  • One of the Kids: As he is no longer a country, his position is like that of a young teenager who's still reliant on their guardian. He has to take orders from his younger brother.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: As he usually keeps up his grin even when he's feeling miserable or insecure, when he gets serious something big is going on. Most notably did this while Hungary came into accepting she's a female.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: at the sight of a teenaged Hungary with her tunic ripped, he blushes intensely and later hands her his own cape. I can hear the Prussia/Hungary shippers squealing from here.
  • Pride: And that's putting it lightly.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His more usual smile.
  • Raised by Dudes: Hinted by Hungary in one comic, mentioning how Prussia was "surrounded only by men" since birth. All the other characters are nations by birth, and have grown up representing normal people of both genders leading normal lives from the cradle to the grave. For a long time Prussia represented nothing but already grown-up males leading a militaristic, ascetic life style.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: As a child.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Generally averted (or just played for laughs), but when he's a serious threat...
    • Technicolor Eyes: While originally more or less solid red, more recently, his eyes are a combination of red on top and blue at the bottom, combining in the middle to:
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Germany. They even have red eyes and blue eyes, respectively.
  • Religious Bruiser: As a kid.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Germany.
  • Skinship Grope: To Hungary, though he thought she was male at the time. That she is female is from then on abundantly clear.
  • Soulsaving Crusader: How he saw himself when he was the Teutonic Knights.
    "Convert the nonbeliever!"
  • The Spartan Way
    "Prussia around this time was really ghastly in a lot of ways, huh."
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There is a speculation for the spelling of his surname for either "Weillschmidt" or "Beilschmidt". However, Beilschmidt is considered the more correct spelling by most fans, since it is an actual German name unlike Weillschmidt.
  • Spit Take: All over Germany, when he found out that Germany really wasn't drinking beer.
  • Spoiled Brat
    "Indulged by the Pope, Chibi!Prussia (the Teutonic Order) knew few boundaries in what he did."
  • Stepford Smiler
    "I enjoy being lonely!"
  • The Strategist: Learns his Strategy-fu from Old Fritz, and is later shown teaching it to Germany. It's necessary for him, as he's not the nation blessed with the largest of population, or the most advantageous of geography.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Beer, beer, beer!
    • Also pancakes with maple syrup, ever since Canada introduced them to him.
    • While potatoes are more connected with Germany, they deserve a special mention as Prussia was taught to eat them by Old Fritz. After some persuading, that is.
  • Training from Hell: He does this on America during The American Revolution, where he forces him to do push ups while he whips him with a riding crop.
    Author's Note: Prussian-style is extremely harsh. Training; Abuse; Training; Abuse
  • Undying Loyalty: Said to be very loyal to his bosses, and shown to still be very fond of Old Fritz's memory.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Averted when he was an actual child, but he was a relatively nice teen. He mellowed out after coming under Poland's rule, and was modest and unremarkable in comparison to his siblings. Then House Hohenzollern and Brandenburg came along and the rest, as they say, is history.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With France. The whole Spain/France/Prussia friendship started out as Fanon, and was given Ascended Fanon treatment by Himaruya.
  • Warrior Monk: Was born as one.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Downplayed - he's not one bit aloof, is usually depicted as ego-centric and malicious jerkass but a good and loveable person. But he plays this very straight at times, such as when he was going to decapitate Poland after he surrendered.

    Swiss Confederation - Basch Zwingli
Don't get in the way of my gun!

Voiced by: Moe Ayukawa (Flower of Iris CD), Romi Paku (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

  • Aloof Older Brother: Subverted in that he seems to be this at first glance, but is tender and devoted to Liechtenstein.
  • Captain Obvious: When he and Liechtenstein have a picnic in The Movie:
    Switzerland (eating a sandwich): I tastes like sandwich.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: Has icy green eyes. For his grumpy, impersonal nature to anyone not his sister. His eyes can also be an allusion to the diverse landscape of icy mountains, clear blue lakes and rivers, and the green fields and forests his land is often noted for.

    Principality of Liechtenstein
If my brother is happy, then so am I...

Voiced by: Moe Ayukawa (Flower of Iris CD), Rie Kugimiya (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)

     Czech Republic/Czechia
"We want to stand on our two own feet! Please recognize our independence!"

Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (JP)

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Was "tactless and rude" (in Slovakia's words) as a child, and enjoyed rubbing her successes in his face.
  • Hidden Depths: Czechia is said to be quite the artist, probably an allusion to the composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana or the painter/designer Alfons Maria Mucha.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Tends to laugh "Oh ho ho ho!"
  • The Rival: Toward Hungary where spas are concerned, though Hungary doesn't reciprocate.
  • Silly Reason for War: What Czech thinks of the conflict between her and Slovakia caused by the lack of a hyphen in "Czechoslovakia."
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's much shorter than Slovakia, and when he begs her to include a hyphen in their shared name after they gain independence, she's adamant about refusing, even when he threatens to turn himself into a delinquent if she doesn't.
  • Tomboy: Czechia's hair's rather short and she wears pants in her first appearance.
  • Tsundere: She sure is glad that she and Slovakia separated, now that she doesn't have to listen to his prattling! ...Though, it's not as though he doesn't have good traits...

     Slovak Republic/Slovakia
"All these years, we have been nothing more than underlings to Mr. Austria and Mrs. Hungary. But from today on, we can finally live with a free will!"

  • Always Someone Better: Czech Republic was this to him when they were children.
  • Delinquents: Played for Laughs when Slovakia threatens to become one if Czech doesn't add a hyphen to their shared name. She refuses.
  • Determinator: He's adamant about that hyphen. His character profile mentions that he gets "strangely obsessed" over "odd little things."
  • Glomp: Does this to Czech after she admits to missing him after their separation (in a roundabout way).
  • Manchild: Shows signs of this, from his rather irresponsible and flighty nature, to the fact that he panics that Czech "did a lot for him" when he fails to make toast after their separation.
  • Nice Guy: He's very easygoing, smiles quite a bit and is calmer than Czech Republic. He's also described as being patient.
  • Prone to Tears: Seems to have been this as a child, as he burst into tears each time Czech teased him, and she called him weak.
  • Serious Business: To him, the matter of the non-hyphenated "Czechoslovakia," to the point that Czech and Slovakia separated (not divorced, mind you) over it.
  • Spanner in the Works: Seems to be one step ahead in regards to Czechia's plans, according to his profile.
  • Unequal Pairing: A (seemingly) non-romantic version. Slovakia gets upset when Czech leaves a hyphen out of their combined name, thinking that it sounds like Czech dominating their partnership. Czech thinks his concerns are ridiculous.

Alternative Title(s): Central Europe, Axis Powers Hetalia Central Europe


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