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Mistakes is an in-progress Hetalia: Axis Powers Fan Fic by chelonianmobile. It can be found here.


  • Abusive Parents: Japan attempts to be a father figure to Korea, and is both bad at it and generally a Jerkass.
  • Agitated Item Stomping: Japan and China have both hurled their phones at the wall after receiving bad news, and China rips the table to pieces after a particularly trying conversation.
  • Attempted Rape: Trying this on North Korea leads to "several ruptured internal organs". Nobody dares try it again.
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  • Back from the Dead: Fairly normal for nations if their bodies are killed. Less normal but still possible if their countries collapse, though the results are less reliable.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Un-funny variation; China makes mention of having been frightened and confused enough when attacked to have lost bladder control, and it's alluded to during his drug withdrawal.
  • Corporal Punishment: Japan canes Korea for misbehaviour. Korea doesn't mind that so much as everything else he does.
  • Death by Origin Story: Korea's mother Silla and sister Balhae (who may have come back). Nations don't usually die permanently, but their countries fell and they were left vulnerable to death.
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  • The Determinator: It took five men to bring China down, even when he had a gaping heart wound and had been on his feet for a week straight. Even for an immortal, he's pretty tough.
  • Draco in Leather Pants / Ron the Death Eater: Weird case; the nations were quite happy to watch humans butcher each other and get their own hands bloody because they don't really mind being killed themselves, but once China was attacked, he and Japan realised what they'd been doing, and have to deal with the ruin of their multi-millenium worldviews as well as everything else.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Korea's Japanese is pretty bad at first. After thirty years he's got better, but he intentionally exaggerates his accent and poor grammar to annoy Japan.
  • Enfant Terrible: North Korea used to be South's older sister Balhae, but didn't age over the millenium she spent dead, and is now technically younger than him. She's also a thoroughly horrible child, though she definitely doesn't deserve any of what she gets.
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  • Even Bad Men Love Their Brothers: Very deep down and none of them know how to show it appropriately, but they do.
  • Fingore: Even with super-strength, this is the result of smashing locks out of doors bare-handed.
  • From Bad to Worse: The fic starts with the aftermath of the Nanking Massacre and manages to get more horrible from there.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: In the form of showing the violence second-hand, by verbal anecdote or medical report.
  • Grand Theft Me: North Korea usually just lurks around in South's head, but when she decides they need to get out, she takes over. He wakes up to find she's beheaded Japan and broken out of the house.
  • I'll Kill You!: China flashbacks and shouts threats in Chinese when attempting to perform Intimate Psychotherapy on himself with France, who understands what he's saying and drops him on the floor.
  • Obligatory Swearing: China alone uses the word "fuck" ten times in a single 1200-word chapter.
  • The Pollyanna: Korea, until miscommunication leads him to think Japan raped China and is planning to do the same to him.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Japan tells Korea to shut up or he'll "do to you what I did to China", meaning hitting him. Korea is currently under the impression that Japan raped China, and shuts up very quickly.
  • Promoted to Parent: Japan thinks of himself as little brother Korea's new father figure, though technically Korea's closer to being his slave.
  • Scars Are Forever: Nations can heal up most damage to their bodies with no marks, but the scars stay if the wounds are analogous to war or political turmoil. China has a hell of a lot of scars by now.
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  • To the Pain:
    "And I want you to know, if I ever find out you were lying to me just now, I will kill you. I won't ask if you understand me, because I know you do. I mean this. I will bring your final death, I will dye the straits between us with your blood, and I will ensure nothing ever grows or breathes upon your land again."
  • Traumatic Haircut: Korea has two, once at Japan's hands and once at the Unit. His Idiot Hair is cut off several times until it stops growing back; since his hair represents his Spirit, this is his breaking point.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Least funny variation possible. Sadly it wasn't unsettling enough to make the guys stop.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Inverted: What Measure Is A Human To A Non-Human? The nations have no problem with watching the rape, torture, and murder of humans, and quite enjoy battles. Word of God is that if China had escaped unhurt from the massacre, he would have been pissed off at losing and not much else.
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