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Here's a list of characters from the 1983: Doomsday Stories AU. For more specific details, please check the Hetalia: Axis Powers sheet here, as well as the 1983: Doomsday page. Here be unmarked spoilers.

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    The Alpine Confederation (Founding Members) 

Switzerland/Vash Zwingli

  • Aloof Big Brother: Averted. He may try to act the part, but when it comes to his sister and even Austria, it doesn't really hold up.
  • Crazy-Prepared: If the alarm systems, emergency measures and constant need to have guns close by don't give it away. Not to mention Truth in Television, also considering the fairly lax gun laws and mandated fallout shelters scattered across the Alps.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: He was responsible for destroying most of the outward evidence directly linked to Austria's secret relationship with Hungary early on after Doomsday. This was done not only to protect Austria's reputation but also in the belief that there's no one waiting for him at the other end. He was right...sort of.
  • Doting Adoptive Brother: He remains very caring towards Liechtenstein. Even after their relationship took on a different turn, he still considers her his little sister.
  • The Fettered: Switzerland sticks to a particularly disciplined if fervent interpretation of "freedom" and "independence." One has to wonder what he would be like without Liechtenstein or even Austria to rein him in.
  • The Gunslinger: He always has a firearm with him at all times. Always.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: While he tries to keep it under control, his temper is still very short.
  • Hidden Depths: He's shown to be considerate to those close to him, even if it's in his own way.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He privately regrets his involvement in certain things, even though it was for the good of himself, his sister and to a degree, Austria.
  • I Work Alone: He believes in the idea that Nations only have themselves alone to rely on. At least in theory.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: He is particularly (and intimately) affectionate towards Liechtenstein (and on close terms with Austria) despite his otherwise Jerkass facade.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Whenever he wants to be, at least.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He does care for others, though it's not quite so obvious beneath his Jerkass facade.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: He will make sure that nothing harms Liechtenstein.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: The decision to keep refugees out at gunpoint early after Doomsday is not something he or the other Alpines are proud of. Even he wonders outright whether it was the right thing to do.
  • Panicky Expectant Father: He's revealed to be this somewhat whenever the topic of their child-and-successor is brought up.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He can be remarkably gentle, though usually if it just involves Liechtenstein or maybe Austria.
  • Technical Pacifist: Aside from his self-professed neutrality, he's very skilled in combat.
  • Trigger Happy: If you're an enemy, he might give you a chance to walk away before firing a gun. Probably, though given what he's had to put up with, it's justified.
  • Tsundere: Towards Austria at the very least. He does care for him, though is not so straightforward about it.

Liechtenstein/Lili Vogel

  • A-Cup Angst: Averted due to her growth.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She really is gentle and sweet in general. Though she can also be hard and very firm whenever she has to be. It does come with being the center of the Confederation.
  • Blue Blood: In a sense, due to her connection with her ruling dynasty.
  • Covert Pervert: Turns out she isn't exactly as pure and innocent as her facade would lead you to believe.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She has a military-grade fallout shelter right under her house. She learned a lot from her brother.
  • Doting Parent: Hinted as being this in The Vanishing Shadows.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: She does this verbally to Switzerland.
  • The Heart: Of the Alpine Confederation. Figuratively and Literally.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She wasn't entirely faultless in what they've done to the refugees after Doomsday.
  • I Work Alone: Not to the same degree as her brother though.
  • The Ingenue: At least that's how she presents herself as, although there's more than a hint of truth behind that facade.
  • Morality Pet: She's this to Switzerland and arguably Austria.
  • Mythology Gag: Her human last name is a nod to one of Himaruya's suggestions. She also wears the same outfit from Hetaween 2011 in one of the fics.
  • Old Maid: Subverted in the future scenes, as she "ages" much slower than Austria and even Switzerland. She's described as still pretty much as she always looked, with a few slight wrinkles.
  • Not Blood Siblings: She uses this to justify where her relationship with Switzerland is headed.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Following Doomsday, she's shown to have physically grown older, looking even more like a lady. Justified in-verse due to her increased power and eventual role as the heart of the Alpine Confederation.
  • Plucky Girl: Like she's always been, though even more so after the bombs fell. All while still maintaining the image of an innocent if wise-beyond-her-years lady.
  • Proper Lady: Despite the age-up, her innocent yet mature facade survives intact. She even wears slightly older versions of her regular dresses.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Compared to Switzerland, she's considerably more gentle and caring.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She can be very assertive and forceful whenever she wants to...and all done with a (usually) calm, mature voice. It's also telling that there are hints that she would be the last one of the original Alpines to pass on.
  • Technical Pacifist: She's quite diplomatic, though there are hints of Switzerland's influence rubbing off on her.

Austria/Roderich Edelstein

  • Anxiety Dreams: The years had taken their toll on even his subconscious. And from the looks of his dreams and nightmares, it isn't a very stable or sane one either.
  • Adult Fear: He's afraid of telling Sopron outright that he's her father, for fear of what this could do to her and their relationship. That is, until The Vanishing Shadows, which has him voicing out the fact that she's his daughter.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: It's strongly implied that he managed to hold his own against invading soldiers during Doomsday. Likewise it's revealed through dreams and the raid he leads on a wasteland camp that he's no stranger to battle either.
  • Bling of War: He prefers to go to battle in old-style dress uniforms.
  • Blue Blood: Like in Hetalia, he composes himself in public like the long-extinct nobility. Usually.
  • Broken Bird: Possibly, which is later confirmed.
  • Covert Pervert: Turns out he and Hungary did (and still do) much more when it comes to expressing their love for one another. He's also shown to have a rather peculiar sense of romance in private.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Crossed with Tranquil Fury. When push comes to shove, Austria can be frightening in action. Justified both in-verse and in real life.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He considers and tries to justify some elements of his "predicament" as some of his less noble acts finally catching up to him. Also lampshaded when he mentioned that he's done some "regrettable deeds" in the past.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He comes close to this, with the revelation of his wife's death almost driving him off the deep end.
  • The Determinator: Compared to the other Alpines, he took in a lot of punishment from Doomsday.
  • Dissonant Serenity: There's a lot more going on beneath that composed exterior. He can also sound composed (for the most part) even while threatening to shoot someone.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Justified, due to him having witnessed the past centuries.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: He could play the piano masterfully, invoking the great composers almost entirely from memory.
  • Ermine Cape Effect: Subverted. Doomsday left little use for fancy clothes, with Austria using old suits and outfits for the most part. Later on averted when he goes into a battle wearing an old dress uniform from his Imperial days.
  • Fashion Dissonance: He's usually seen wearing suits and outfits that wouldn't look out of place in World War I or just about any time before Doomsday.
  • The Fettered: He holds himself in check through sheer force of habit as well as his love for his people, Sopron and Hungary.
  • Fighting from the Inside: By 2009, his internal struggle for his own sanity has started to turn against him. Until Hungary finally intervened.
  • First Gray Hair: He experiences this initially to his horror, as it signifies the beginnings of his eventual demise.
  • Glory Days: He's hasn't forgotten his old Imperial days as a major power. Even before Doomsday, he's shown to have lost a little of his touch, which only serves to emphasize how far he's gone.
  • Ill Boy: He's described early on after Doomsday as not only bedridden. But also suffering scars and burns on his body...which never fully healed even by the 2000s-era fics and is strongly hinted as growing weaker with time. By the future fics, he's weakened to the point that even his piano skills had deteriorated.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Very much so. Though it doesn't stop him from acting and composing himself like an aristocrat.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: His public facade can come across as stern and aloof, though he really does try to live up to his virtues.
  • Megane: He keeps his glasses on most of the time.
  • The Mourning After: He never really got over what happened with Hungary, although he does eventually try to move on.
  • No Sense of Direction: Takes on a more depressing tone due to Doomsday. That said though, when push comes to shove he can find his way around.
  • Not Afraid to Die: It's implied to be the case in the future. Especially since he knows who is waiting for him at the other end.
  • Not So Stoic: As the years pass, he finds it harder to repress the swelling grief. The same happens if someone were to threaten anyone dear to him.
  • Papa Bear: He's really trying to be a good parent-figure to Sopron.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: in the future fics, he's shown visibly aging. This is meant to reflect his slow-burning slide into oblivion.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He is shown to be sensitive and caring despite the stiff exterior. And he also seems to enjoy gardening, music and other "un-manly" things, in contrast to Prussia.
  • Reality Ensues: "I missed her."
  • Reluctant Warrior: He's seen his share of war. And while he doesn't particularly enjoy fighting, he notes wryly how he seems to have become rather good at it.
  • Sanity Slippage: Time wasn't kind to his state of mind, although he never outright slips into complete insanity. It is also subverted in that he does eventually get better.
  • Seen It All: While it seems to come with being a Nation, it tends to be more apparent given the hints of weariness about him.
  • Stepford Smiler: Even if he's screaming inside or suffering from one very bad nightmare, he won't show it for all the world to see.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In private or with those closest to him, he does show his softer side.
  • Supreme Chef: He has a particular knack for cooking and baking.
  • Sword and Gun: Apparently his weapons of choice are an old Luger pistol from the two world wars and a saber from his Imperial days.
  • Time Abyss: He's mentioned as suffering at least a mild version of this. In addition to subtly growing weary, it's also revealed that he was slowly forgetting even Hungary's voice, to his horror.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He clearly hasn't forgotten his old days as an Empire.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Hungary's flower and remains, after finding them.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: His relationship with Hungary is like this, though he's not always so uptight himself.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Despite being frail and at times even sickly, he still retains centuries' worth of experience in various fields.

Alpine Confederation/Hans Zwingli-Vogel

    Central Europe 

Prussia/Gilbert Beilschmidt

  • To Absent Friends: During Austria's wedding anniversary, he offers a toast to Hungary. Though it's implied that she may not have been entirely absent.
  • Angst? What Angst?: He tries pretending being this.
  • Attention Whore: Some of his antics and even the "Polish Adventure" could be chalked up as efforts to make his name known to the world at large.
  • The Atoner: He's trying to be a guiding figure to the German wastes to make up for just about all his past wrongs.
  • Awesome Ego: His pompous, seemingly self-absorbed antics aren't entirely full of hot air.
  • Beergasm: Really likes his beer, to Austria's perpetual annoyance.
  • Berserk Button: Much of his days as East Germany. Given his experiences in the Cold War and the lack of any real Ostalgie for the DDR, it's justified in-verse. And for a time, any mention of his brother's death.
  • Blood Knight: He still has some shades of this, especially in battle. His own king even had to make sure he didn't have any weapons in his meeting with Poland.
  • Break the Haughty: He did not take his brother's death or those of France and Belgium all that well. At all.
  • Broken Bird: Probably, though like Austria, he tries to hide it.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's clearly trying not to be. Though he doesn't get much respite if Hungary or her daughter's around.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While he does enjoy a good honest fight, he's not above using anything on hand (like grenades) when push comes to shove.
  • Cultural Posturing: Though not that excessive, he doesn't hesitate pointing how awesome Prussian people, culture and achievements are, not to mention himself.
  • Days of Future Past: Lampshaded, with Prussia noting how Doomsday, for all its chaos had ironically given him and his people another lease on life.
  • The Determinator: Not even a nuclear war could end him. It's also strongly implied that he's going to be around for quite a while. Still, it wasn't easy at all.
  • Dreaming of Times Gone By: Like Austria, it's justified. He can still remember and conjure up memories that would be considered footnotes in a history book.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Implied, which isn't helped by his preferred car of choice being the East German Trabant.
  • Fighting for a Homeland: How he and his leaders try to justify the "Polish Adventure."
  • Gas Mask Mooks: His first impression is as being like one. It probably helps that he actually has an old gas mask on hand.
  • Glory Days: Something like that is starting to return for him, although he still misses the old days.
  • Glory Seeker: He's determined to regain his old power by any means necessary
  • Heroic BSoD: Implied to have experienced this upon finding out that France, Holland, Belgium and his own brother are long dead.
  • Hidden Depths: He does have a sensible and reasonable side besides all the Hot-Blooded antics, as well as being smarter than he's usually credited for. If his meeting with Sopron is anything, he's also friendly to kids.
  • Hot-Blooded: He tends to find hamming it up easy.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He tries to be and for the most part succeeds, though not exactly as he would want it.
  • Incoming Ham: How he's introduced.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He shows this to both Austria and North Germany.
  • Keet: His outward persona still exhibits this trope.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He does have a firm sense of honor. Except that he tends to present it very differently and more brashly compared to Austria.
  • Large Ham: As always.
  • Manchild: He tries being a bit more mature, but nobody's really fooled.
  • Not So Different: He finds a kindred spirit in Austria of all people. He also has Germany's sense of duty and discipline beneath that pompous veneer.
  • The Pollyanna: His pompous and at times obnoxious behavior seems to be an attempt to hide his real feelings.
  • Post-Apunkalyptic Armor: Not really armor, but his outfit when he meets Austria again after Doomsday could be described as a rough mishmash of World War I, World War II and Cold War (East) German uniforms.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Not as obvious as Poland or even Austria, though he does seem to have a soft spot for children.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are notably red.
  • Stepford Smiler: Shows traces of this especially if something involves his brother.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He still keeps his old Iron Cross, which is nigh identical to the one his brother wore.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Somewhat subverted with the "Polish Adventure,'' but he's shown to be tougher and more resilient than he looks.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Hinted with Hungary, which partly explains why he's not quite on good terms with Austria (at first anyway). Although he does come to terms with the couple over all that.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Austria. Despite having been rivals and enemies for so long, it's telling that they recognize each other for what it really is. He's also this in a way with Hungary.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The "Polish Adventure" wasn't exactly his best decision.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: He takes pride in not only surviving Doomsday but actually thriving. Although later on, it does get a bittersweet overtone.

North Germany/Hilda Beilschmidt

Poland/Feliks Łukasiewicz

  • Berserk Button: Mentioning his experiences of the Cold War, especially if it has anything to do with Communists is not advised.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Not only did he soundly give Prussia a beating despite technically losing in the "Polish Adventure." But it's implied that Prussia's dream-visit by Hungary was partly his idea.
  • The Determinator: Surviving a nuclear war and having your very people divided into two camps isn't easy at all.
  • Enemy Within: Like in the source material, Poland's split between a Communist West and Democratic East...both claiming to be the same country. This is translated in him developing a virtual split personality.
  • Glory Days: While not exactly on the same level as Prussia or Austria, he clearly misses his days as a great power and doesn't hesitate to bring up the Battle of Grunwald.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners / Platonic Life-Partners: He's this with Hungary due to their historical ties.
  • Hidden Depths: Even without his usual facade, there's a lot more to him than meets the eye. Though some of those things aren't exactly pleasant.
  • Ho Yay: Hinted at with Lithuania.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He's implied to have some feelings for Hungary. Still, he remains very supportive of bringing her and Austria back together.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Like in Hetalia, he's pretty flexible about what "manliness" is. Such as his clear disdain for his drab uniform.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Hungary.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: He usually talks like this.
  • Morality Pet: Lithuania is hinted as being this for him, though not the only one.
  • The Quisling: He's forced to go along with his Communist minders if only in the hopes of outlasting them and eventually reuniting his people.
  • Sanity Slippage: Like Austria, he doesn't go outright insane. But the bombs did drive him mad for a while after Doomsday.
  • Split-Personality Merge: What Poland hopes to pull off in order to reunify all his people.
  • Tranquil Fury: The moment he starts talking without his usual mannerisms, things get very uncomfortable.
  • Valley Girl: Yes, he keeps the accent. At least when he's not angry.
  • Yandere: Doomsday didn't do any wonders to his personality. Although he does get noticeably better after learning of Lithuania's survival.

    The British Isles 

England-United Kingdom/Arthur Kirkland

Cleveland/William Kirkland



Ur Alba-Scottish New State

  • Expy: He's described as a Scottish version of Prussia.
  • Jerkass: That's what happens when you try to take over your brothers' lands by force.
  • Original Character

Southern England

Celtic Alliance-Ireland and Scotland

    The Hungarian Wastes 

Hungary/Elizaveta Héderváry

Click here for her far less pleasant form 
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Post-death, she usually tries to appear as when she's still alive. But while successful for the most part, she's not afraid to let slip hints of her true form through it...not to mention change to a more decayed version if need be.
  • Action Girl: Neither the Cold War nor dying kept her from being good at fighting. She's revealed to have since become an Action Mom as well.
  • Animal Motifs: She disguises herself by taking the form of a Turul.
  • Back from the Dead: While she is technically dead, that hasn't stopped her from coming back to visit the living.
  • Badass Adorable: Whether dead or alive, she's very capable in fighting.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As Prussia finds out very soundly enough.
  • Bifauxnen: Whenever in her military uniform, which like in Hetalia is markedly more masculine.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her other weapon of choice, especially after her death.
  • Blood Knight: On a very bad day, she still shows signs of this.
  • Body Horror: Her corpse-form is described as nauseating to at least Prussia and some humans. It likewise seems to finally break Austria.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She's still this, apparently. Even after death.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's described like in Hetalia as being well-endowed.
  • Broken Bird: At least in her final days. Despite that, she refused take the easy way out until her last breath.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Yes, she does show up once in her old pseudo-medieval armor.
  • Covert Pervert: She is by no means an innocent, delicate flower.
  • Chickification: Averted. Like in the source material, she's shown to be strong and masculine despite the Girliness Upgrade. She even tells Austria outright that she chose undergoing the painful ordeal by her own will.
  • Death by Disfigurement: She's described in her last days alive as being burned and scarred virtually beyond recognition, apart from the flower in her hair.
  • Death Glare: Almost literally, when she's really pissed off.
  • The Determinator: Turns out that not even death could stop her.
  • Dream Weaver: In a sense. She's definitely found a way to not only enter others' dreams but also interact with them while inside.
  • Dying Alone: Hungary dies just short of reaching Sopron. And it would be several years before Austria learns of it.
  • Famous Last Words: "I'm sorry, Szerelem."
  • Flower Motifs: The flower in her hair, representing Lake Balaton, is one of the constants that survived her death. It's also mentioned that its physical form was passed on to Sopron by Austria.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Still her favorite weapon.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's not afraid to look feminine or wear dresses...though that doesn't stop her from being very intimidating and formidable.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners / Platonic Life-Partners: She's like this with Poland.
  • Guardian Angel: Takes on this role for both her children and Austria. Though it's not until later on that this becomes "official."
  • If It's You, It's Okay: There are hints that she's normally not the sort to be in a close, intimate relationship. Unless if it involves Austria.
  • Implacable Woman: She's long past the fear of dying. For obvious reasons.
  • It's Personal: She does not take kindly to anyone harming her and those dear to her.
  • Mama Bear: You do not want to harm any of her children. Or her ex-husband for that matter.
  • Mythology Gag: She's described as wearing both her Chainmail Bikini (the one Himaruya himself drew) and Bifauxnen costume from Hetaween 2011.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Poland.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Starts out her (un)life as a Cute Ghost Girl. Later becomes Our Angels Are Different
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She knows how to freak people out. The forms she takes when not physically there are also described as "unnerving," although she could also legitimately frighten people is she has to drive a point home.
  • Ninja Maid: While not an actual maid outfit, some of her clothes, which are based on Hungarian country/folk dresses can give this impression.
  • Plucky Girl: An older example.
  • Posthumous Character: In a way.
  • Seen It All: Unlike Austria though, it doesn't really keep her down.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Yes, despite all that's happened, her heart is still Austrian territory.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Her usual appearances are pleasing to the eyes, whether she's wearing a country dress or a military outfit. Though even more so if she chooses to let slip her "actual" form.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Her uniform tends to be masculine enough to give this impression.
  • Took a Level in Badass: If she wasn't already one alive, she's definitely gotten more powerful if a bit unhinged after death.
  • Tranquil Fury: She's just as capable of pulling this off, though it's never a good idea to get her to that point.
  • Troll: She's not above pulling pranks or scares in her current state. Especially if it involves Prussia.
  • The Unfettered: Since Hungary's technically dead and unhindered by physical limitations, it's not such a good idea to push her into reaching that threshold.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Prussia. Sort of.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Turns out that Heaven had more than enough to soothe her fangirlness.

Sopron/Julia Edelstein-Héderváry

  • Break the Cutie: The chaos following Doomsday really threatened to drive her mad, although she manages to fight it off. Thanks also in part to her parents.
  • But Not Too Foreign / Mixed Ancestry: She's part Austrian, figuratively and literally.
  • Child Prodigy: How others, namely humans see her, given her odd talent for playing music. It's partly due to taking after her father.
  • Cheerful Child: At least she tries to be, though not exactly to the same degree as Sealand. Although like him, she's not exactly recognized as a full-fledged Nation.
  • Covert Pervert: She definitely knows more than what a kid "her age" ought to have. Much like her mother.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's not just a kid.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Though at least her mother does spend as much time with her as she could.
  • The Determinator: She isn't one to give up so easily. Not even being kidnapped and drugged in The Vanishing Shadows was enough to break her.
  • Flower Motifs: There are hints that she's inherited Hungary's flower, representing Lake Balaton.
  • Ill Girl: She's shown as being almost perpetually sick early on after Doomsday. It's also mentioned however that she's inherited Austria's weaker frame.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: In many ways.
  • Little Miss Badass: In the process of following her mother's footsteps as an Action Girl. Although she's not quite there yet.
  • Mysterious Past: She barely remembers anything of her actual "birth."
  • The Ojou: Has shades of this, as well as being somewhat sheltered by the Alpines. Helped in part by her father's influence.
  • Plucky Girl: She's very lively and persistent despite her Austrian upbringing.
  • The Pollyanna: There are hints of this in her otherwise upbeat personality. Not even being kidnapped and scarred does anything to really break her.
  • Original Character
  • Scavenger World: The '80s weren't very kind to her in the slightest.
  • Street Urchin: Her first appearance gives the impression though not necessarily the attitude, as she's shown wearing old, tattered clothes.
  • Tsundere: She has some shades of this when it comes to her half-brother, Partium.

Partium/Janos Héderváry

  • But Not Too Foreign: He has some Romanian/Transylvanian influences.
  • Cheerful Child: On a good day, though not to the same degree as his half-sister.
  • Child Soldiers: Implied to be one himself out of necessity.
  • Cultural Posturing: He likes to see himself as Hungary's true successor compared to his half-sister Sopron.
  • Cute Bruiser: He still has some cute looks despite his background in fighting.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: He's shown to have at least some respect and admiration for his dead mother. Especially once he realizes that she's been there all along.
  • The Determinator: Just like his mother.
  • Expy: He resembles a younger Nyotalia!Hungary.
  • Generation Xerox: He's also taking quite a few things from his mother, to Transylvania's dismay.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not exactly the nicest person in the neighborhood, nor the most stable. Yet he sincerely cares about his people and does show gratitude to Transylvania.
  • Just a Kid: How Transylvania tends to see him.
  • Mysterious Past: Like Sopron, he has little to no recollection of his actual "birth."
  • Not So Different: With Sopron, as much as both of them try to ignore it.
  • Original Character
  • Scavenger World: Even compared to Sopron, he had to make do with whatever was there in the ruins.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Implied between him and Sopron.
  • Tsundere: To Transylvania. And possibly his half-sister.
  • Young Gun: He definitely tries to live up to his lofty standards.


  • Expy: Has some shades of Romania.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not the nicest person to be around, but he does try to care for much as he outwardly denies it.
  • Only One Name: His last name isn't mentioned, at least.
  • Original Character
  • Resentful Guardian: To a degree. He's shown to have some resentment towards Hungary, which is a nod to her troubled history with Romania.
  • Tsundere: To Partium.
  • Überwald: His persona and appearance have some shades of this, complete with little fangs.

    The French Wastelands 

The Duchy of Orleans/Jeanne d'Arc

  • Action Girl: She's hinted as one even in her Survivor-Nation form. The Gendamerie uniform she's shown wearing definitely gives this impression though. And further justified by her people having to live so close to the irradiated ruins of Paris.
  • The Determinator: She and her people were very much this out of necessity due to being in one of the places worse-affected by Doomsday.
  • Historical Domain Character: After a fashion.
  • Ill Girl: She's not exactly at the best of health, reflecting the radiation sickness her people are suffering from.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: The Trope Namer herself, or rather her "reborn" form. It also helps that she's still upholding her duty to God and country.
  • Outdated Outfit‎: She's shown wearing an old Gendamerie uniform that would be considered conservative even by someone's grandparents.
  • Real Former Heroines Love Jesus: Even in her "present" form, she's still religious. To the point that she's uncomfortable at the notion of people praising her, saint or otherwise.
  • Reincarnation: Sort of, as even the "reborn" Jeanne isn't sure how it works. What's definitely certain is though that she's different even if she retains memories from her past life.
  • Subordinate Excuse / Reincarnation Romance: She's strongly implied to have really fallen for France...and is still in love with him.
  • Think Nothing of It: It's made clear that Orleans doesn't want anyone to praise or worship her especially given her past and present identity as a saint. She would rather like to go about her "new" life and role peacefully.

France/Francis Bonnefoy


    The Rest of Europe 

Greece/Heracles Karpusi

Sweden/Berwald Oxenstierna

Sicilian Republic/Lovino Vargas

  • All There in the Manual: Despite playing a significant part in Alpine relations, he's yet to actually show up.
  • Berserk Button: Apparently, any mention about his late brother's territory belonging to anyone but himself.
  • Butt-Monkey: Somewhat. Despite being much more villainous, thanks in part to his bosses, he's not that good in fighting.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His squabble with the Alpines and their Survivor-Nation allies hasn't gone all that well.
  • Jerkass: At least that's how the Alpines come to see him.
  • The Mafia: Mentioned as being his bosses.
  • Trigger Happy: Strongly implied to be this.
  • Yandere: He didn't take Italy's fate all that well.

Spain/Antonio Fernandez Carriedo

  • Doting Parent: He still treats Romano/Sicily like family. Even going so far as to defend him despite South Italy having turned into a Mafia-run mess.
  • Ill Boy / Dented Iron: Doomsday was particularly painful for him and his people. And though things had gotten better, he's still shown as rather weak and frail.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Due to Doomsday, it's gotten harder for Spain to keep it up, though he still tries.


Japan/Kiku Honda

  • Berserk Button: It's not a good idea to mention America in his presence. Justified, given how Japan in 1983: Doomsday was attacked in part due to the American bases on Japanese soil.
  • Fashion Dissonance: He tends to wear kimonos and old uniforms.
  • Hikkikomori: Years of renewed isolation have made him sort of like this.
  • Japanese Politeness: He still tries to put up appearances. Though even that has its limits.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Still his preferred weapon.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: As a nod to the source materials, he's also shown wearing one while at home.
  • Not So Stoic: As his confrontation with Russia reveals.
  • Sanity Slippage: Having a nuclear attack happen to your people can do that, although he's shown as still mostly sane.
  • Tranquil Fury: He can vent his anger a point.
  • Yandere: Decades of repressed tension can also do that.

Russia-USSR/Ivan Braginsky

  • And I Must Scream: Ivan has a lot of weight to carry.
  • The Atoner: He wants so much to make up for his involvement in Doomsday.
  • He's Just Hiding!: And with good reason.
  • Husky Russkie: He's described as still being large and strong-built.
  • Made of Iron: He was strong enough to survive the full brunt of Doomsday, at least physically.
  • The Man Behind his Successor: He's really raising his own successor, Siberia to fully take his place while she represents the Soviets to the outside world.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Probably helped in surviving Doomsday...though just barely.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While he wasn't directly involved in the events that triggered Doomsday, he still feels strong guilt over it all.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: More downplayed. But he's clearly a bit out there, which makes his darker episodes more jarring.
  • Stepford Smiler: It notably slips twice. One where he "retires" his leader. The other when recalling Ukraine's fate through his scarf.
  • Survivor Guilt: While he survived Doomsday, the implication that he helped in bringing about the apocalypse and killing many other Nations has not done him any favors.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The now-burnt scarf Ukraine made for him has become this.
  • Tranquil Fury: It's never a good idea to see him at that state.
  • Yandere: One can't ever be really sure whether he really is trying to be nice or planning on killing someone.

Socialist Siberia/Anya Braginsky

    North America 

United States of America/Alfred F. Jones

Canadian Remainder Provinces/Matthew Williams

  • Beware the Nice Ones: There's a good reason why he's both a major powerhouse post-Doomsday and one of the only Nations who could call out America.
  • Broken Bird: Hinted at. Apparently, he didn't quite take America's death all too well, as much as he blames him for Doomsday.
  • Butt-Monkey: At times, he just can't catch a break.
  • Canada, Eh?: A surprisingly strong one at that.
  • Mistaken Identity: Averted. With America's death, no one mistakes Canada for his brother. Usually, anyway.
  • Not So Different: Ironically enough, with America.
  • Only Sane Man: Tries being this to his allies and relatives.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Still has this dynamic with America even after death.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Since Doomsday, he's become one of the major powers on the North American and even global stage.
  • Verbal Tic: He still says "Maple!" along with "eh."

    Human Citizens and Leaders 
  • A Day in the Limelight / Ascended Extra: They too get their due in the fics, including their own stories, with the Nations themselves more than acknowledging their roles in the bigger picture.
  • Audience Surrogate: Many of the human protagonists, given how they wind up in the Nations' lives in one way or another.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • Jean Burnel, a horror writer from a French survivor-nation, is shown to be the same one from the source material.
    • Dr. Cayne Armand, the envoy visiting the survivor-nation of Orleans is also from the source timeline.
  • The Everyman: Jean Burnel. Although this is somewhat subverted in that he's something of an accomplished novelist who hasn't quite gotten the hang of his own popularity in-verse, as well as being an (unwilling) accomplice in Sopron's kidnapping. But when compared to the Nations, he's pretty much the closest to this trope.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Col. Viktor Andrei tries being this, which only comes across as even more forced.
  • Generation Xerox: Austria's aides are mentioned as belonging to the same family line that's been in his employ for generations.
  • Historical Domain Character: Some of them.
  • Humanoid Abomination: How at least some muggles see the nature of the Nations.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Jean Burnel in The Vanishing Shadows is this in a sense, given his original intention of researching the Hungarian Wastes. He got more than he bargained for.
  • The Masquerade: Apparently, only a handful of people outside of the government and select groups know of who/what the Nations really are. This is mixed in with an unspoken "gentleman's agreement," explaining why the rest of the world is still unaware.
  • Renegade Russian: Some of the ones plaguing the Hungarian Wastes are former Soviet soldiers who survived Doomsday, only to devolve into bandits and warlords, like Col. Viktor Andrei.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Princess Anne of Cleveland is explicitly shown as one, among others. Subverted in the case of Otto von Habsburg, whose dreams of bringing down the Iron Curtain between Austria and Hungary never came to pass.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Former Col. Viktor Andrei from The Vanishing Shadows is implied to be this trope. Although he's shown in-verse as a notorious (and vile) figure who's crossed paths with the Nations before, his efforts to kidnap Sopron go way over his head. Which is not helped at all by his delusions of grandeur in serving his mysterious employers.
  • Spiritual Successor: In-verse and as in 1983: Doomsday, Jean Burnel's work is considered by critics to be H. P. Lovecraft's successor.
  • Undying Loyalty: Those who work closest with the Nations tend to be this for various reasons. Though this could also overlap with My Country, Right or Wrong.

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