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This journal entry is entirely dedicated to help you better understand the Hetalia characters. Despite the fact there's always the Hetalia wiki website to do your research, some characters don't have much description, right? So that is the purpose of this entry; to give a better insight to them.
I may be kind of inactive right now, but never hesitate to ask for help on reader inserts, okay guys?
[EDIT] The following is a list of in depth description of misunderstood/not well-known CANON Hetalia characters. Please note that this list is still under construction and will be updated from time to time. If you would like to contribute, please write down descriptions of the Hetalia characters you know very well and comment below/note me. I will make sure to add them to the list. Thank you.
If anyone can help me with Germany, Austria, China, Korea, the micronations, Baltics, and Nordics, that would be great.
Canada Help thanks to: ~ExSakura-Lit
Canada is really quiet/soft-spoken, and is often either mistaken as his brother America or invisible to most (except possibly America, France, and England). It's that overshadowing or invisibility that causes him to have a lack of self-confidence and makes people view him as a "pushover" or "doormat". Nevertheless, he is very sweet and is known to be one of the nicest Hetalia characters. Canada absolutely LOOOOVES maple syrup and hockey with a passion. Often in reader-inserts, the reader is one of the few people who can see him, and he is very appreciative of that.
Canada does have a dark side that people like to write about: Snapped!Canada.This alternate personality of him sort of occurs when Canada gets absolutely fedup, or when the reader is put in danger in reader-inserts. He suddenly gets very violent and will often attack his tormentor.
It is known that Canada's "erogenous zone" is that curl sticking out of the top of his head.
He doesn't really have an accent, but he occasionally ends his questions with "eh?"
France Help thanks to: ~NameUnknowne
Often portrayed as an emotional girly-man or an obsessive pervert. These two stereotypes of a stereotype only really scratch at the surface of his character and attempt to extrapolate that into a personality of itself. France is first and foremost, in my opinion, precisely what he refers to himself as: the "Big Brother" of every European country, and a sort of father figure to his colonies, even after they leave to become independent. He's protective, even overly so in some cases, and tries to spread his knowledge and experience in the ways of the world around to those who will listen....and a few who won't. He has been through many tough wars, after all, so he SHOULD have the wisdom that some nations seem to lack. This can also make him a little stubborn to try new things or ways of doing things, but once he gets used to the idea and sees how much good it can do, he'll embrace it as if he had come up with it in the first place. He's all about doing what's best for everyone, even (or especially) if they don't approve of his help.
Of course, he is French, so he's going to seem a bit over-affectionate or a little dirty-minded, but let's be logical. His culture (and the culture of Europe as a whole, to some extent) is immersed in gestures that would be totally taboo in many countries. He greets you with a kiss on the cheek (or the lips, if you're a beautiful lady), he's comfortable with public displays of affection or nudity, and he doesn't really understand why everyone is always so uptight about how he conducts himself. To him, it's all about platonic love....and harassing certain English individuals whom he can never seem to get along with. He is NOT necessarily trying to get into your pants without batting an eye. That wouldn't be very romantic, now would it? Flirting and wooing are much more fun, harmless, and love-y.
France's habits are just as flamboyant as the rest of him. He cooks and eats only the finest cuisine, finds excuses to drink wine and party (not in excess, though!), and dresses almost too fashionably for the world to handle. The French are quite famous for their fashion senses, after all. Show him a McDonald's hamburger, and he'll show you what he believes is a piece of crap....until he perfects it, anyway. Since he does what's best for everyone, he must feel entitled to do the best he can for himself as well.
France's way of speaking, if you write out how he talks based on how he sounds, is heavily accented in French. His th's become z's, his h's are silent, his i's become ee's (not necessary, but remember it's part of his accent!) and he generally speaks like a proper adult. For instance!
"How are you? It's been so long since I've seen you, my friend! This is so wonderful!"
France: " 'Ow are you? It has been so long since I 'ave seen you, mon ami*! Zis is so wonderful!"
*notice also that I sprinkled a bit of French into his sentence. It's not always necessary, but it adds another element of French-ness and, if used properly, can allude to his mood. For instance, slipping almost completely into French when angry, hiding an expletive or admitting something with a few French words, etc.
Germany Help thanks to: ~ExSakura-Lit
Germany is often portrayed as a very stoic military man with a soft side. He may come off as mean, but he isn't really; he's just serious. He is sometimes shown as having three dogs (the breeds vary) named Blackie, Berlitz, and Aster. Germany is also usually portrayed as living in the same house as his older but less mature brother Prussia. He always follows the rules and works hard, and very rarely breaks "the rules."
He also has a lot of trouble talking to women, except maybe if it's about work. He loves beer and drinks a lot, and when he gets really drunk he releases his pent-up anger.
Germany is literally a closet pervert; he keeps porn and BDSM stuff in his closet (or under his bed). That's why he never wants anyone to go near there... He also likes to bake (CAKE!) and read.
As for accents...it's somewhat similar to France's, I suppose, in the the way that you replace "th" with "z" (ex there=zhere, this=zhis). If there's a "w" sound, replace it with a "v" (ex. what=vhat, one=vone). Some basic German and German swear words can also be thrown around a bit, such as Guten Tag (good afternoon), or verdammt (damn).
Often portrayed as an emotionless teenage guy, which is absolutely not true. He is in fact a lot more interesting than that. At first, he does look like he's bored and doesn't give a fuck about you. But he's actually a troublemaker at heart and especially loves to pull pranks, sometimes with the occassional firecrackers. He also has a passion for food, music, and fashion, tending to eat even when he's not that hungry, put on his earbuds and listen to his iPod as a way to escape the world, and try new hairstyles/clothes. The main thing he fears is the dark, which is where his love for fireworks comes into play (and not to mention is a romantic characteristic that girls
It's quite possible to unlock his "bad boy" side. He's quite the opportunist and flirter when he wants to be, always enjoying making people blush or fluster. Plus, he's pretty egotistic and confident about his looks. So don't go feeding his ego anymore; his head is big enough as it is.
"What? Can't like, resist me?" Hong Kong teased with a wink and casual smirk.
It is noted that Hong Kong smirks and chuckles at people's misfortune/whenever his pranks are successful. His true smile is described as "the corners of his mouth twitch upward" or in other words, a small brief smile.
When Hong Kong talks, he has that valley girl accent like Poland. He also ends his sentences with "I suppose" most of the time.
"That video game? Hn..." Hong Kong shrugged with a "not amused" look, resting his head in the palm of his hand. "It was like, okay, I suppose...."
I suggest you use "Kaoru Wang" (or the potential names, according to wiki, "Wang Jia Long" (Wong Kha Loung in Cantonese) and "Li Xiao Chun" (Lei Siu Chun in Cantonese)) when giving him a human name. He was a part of China's family first after all, way before England took him away and dubbed him "Leon Kirkland". But that's up to you, fellow authors.
Often portrayed as an emotionless man or shy otaku. Personally, I view him as not entirely one-sided. His emotionless polite self is just his outside character; the character everyone sees at first. It's like a barrier to protect his heart and be wary of potential threats. However, once he befriends and trusts you, he will slowly lower his guard and show more of his true inner self. He will smile more and chuckle more around you; even begin to tease you with his eyes glinting in amusement. And if you become really precious to him, he will give in to affection and maybe even peck your cheek or forehead once in a while. Not to mention he will swear to protect you until the bitter end.
Otaku Mode: Will suddenly spring from overly polite and shy Japan to passionate and talkative Japan when it comes to anime and manga. He loves conversing about his favorite anime, manga, and/or characters as well as his least favorite, tending to be a bit critical. He takes video games and drawing doujinshis seriously, never backing down from a challenge or failing to miss a deadline (sacrificing his time to eat and sleep constantly). In addition, Japan uses his ninja skills to secretly take pictures of certain nations, along with Hungary, Taiwan, and Liechtenstein (But Switzerland doesn't know so shhhhh). Despite being into hentai and is a closet pervert, needless to say, he is extremely sensitive about any/all physical contact.
Overall, Japan is the ideal boyfriend/husband, once you get him to not fluster or be defensive about his personal space. He is a hard worker and a calm patient listener. Plus, he's the guy who "senses the atmosphere" and will automatically know if you're happy, sad, irritated, etc. The biggest downfall to him though is that he detests burdening others with his own problems/worries, thus it's hard to comfort him when he bottles his pain inside and doesn't show it. "Prease do not worry about me" or "Prease do not troubre yourserf" are the two phrases he says the most to people. If you want him to admit he's in pain, emotionally/physically, you will have to convince him.
I have no clue where to put this, but Japan's "erogenous zone" are his side bangs.
Please understand that since England taught Japan English, he will talk in a more formal fashion, thus not use any slang or contractions. For example:
Dude, I like totally can't wait for that movie Friday night!
Arigatou gozaimasu for inviting me to the movies. I am rooking forward to it.
The second choice is obviously more suited to be Japan. Also, if you want to use Engrish for Japan, I suggest you change words such as "explain" to "exprain", "telling" to "terring", and "well" to "werl" or "werr", depending on if you trust the reader to be smart enough to figure out what that word is.
Often referred to as Romano, as a way to distinguish him easier. There is a confusion about his and Italy's human names going around in the fandom. Let me clarify for you; "Italy Romano" is South Italy's full nation name whereas "Lovino Vargas" is his true human name.
Romano is the ideal tsundere; never quite wearing his heart on his sleeve. Because he has a hard time showing his true feelings, most people find him unapproachable and hard to understand. He seems especially difficult to please and not to mention hotheaded, but not to young women apparently; he is actually a charming guy to them, treating them like princesses.
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