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|name = Germany
 
|name = Germany
 
|jname = ドイツ
 
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|image = Germany0.png
|country = Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
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|country = [[wikipedia:Germany|Federal Republic Of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)]]
|human = Ludwig
 
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|human = Ludwig (ルートヴィッヒ, ''Rūtovihhi'')
 
|age = 20
 
|age = 20
 
|gender = Male
 
|gender = Male
|birthday = October 3
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|birthday = October 3
 
|hair = Blond
 
|hair = Blond
|eyes = Pale blue
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|eyes = Blue
 
|height = 180 cm (5'11")
 
|height = 180 cm (5'11")
 
|firstvolume = Volume 1
 
|firstvolume = Volume 1
|firstcomic = Prologue: Meeting of the World
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|firstcomic = ''Hetalia: Chapter 1''
|firstanime = Hetalia Axis Powers: Episode 1
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|firstanime = [[Episode 01]]
|japanese = [[Hiroki Yasumoto]]
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|japanese = [[Hiroki Yasumoto]], [[Axis Powers Hetalia: The CD|Yuu Ishibashi]] (''Flower Of Iris'')
|english = [[Patrick Seitz]]|image = Deutschland_Chibi.png}}
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|english = [[Patrick Seitz]]
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''(This page is a work in progress, as are all the other individual character pages. Please add or remove anything you must!)''
 
   
Germany is one of the main characters in [[Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint it, White]] and [[Hetalia: Axis Powers (anime)]] as a prominent member of the Axis Powers, alongside [[North Italy]] and [[Japan]] .
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'''Germany''' (ドイツ ''Doitsu'') is a main character in the series ''Hetalia: Axis Powers'' and leads the Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the characters and he received the name '''Ludwig''' (ルートヴィッヒ, ''Rūtovihhi'').
 
In 2007 and 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters, and Germany was given the name '''Ludwig''', without a last name (but in fanon works his last name is usually''' Beilschmidt '''or '''Weilschmidt''', the same as his older brother [[Prussia|Prussia's]]). Himaruya stated that the reason for this would be made apparent in due time.
 
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
 
''Main article: [[Uniform Guide: Germany]] ''
   
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Germany is a tall, muscular man, with blond slicked back hair and blue eyes. He wears either a green [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wehrmacht Wehrmacht], or a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffen-SS Waffen-SS] officer's uniform with a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight%27s_Cross_of_the_Iron_Cross Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross] on the collar. In early webcomic chapters that take place during WWI, he wore a gray-blue [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_German_uniform#Waffenrock Waffenrock] uniform (as seen in colored artwork) characteristic of the German army uniform of that period (the color of this uniform was changed to green for the anime). However, the black cuffs and white piping may also suggest Germany wears a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schutzpolizei Schutzpolizei] administration uniform.
''Full Article: [[Uniform Guide: Germany]]''
 
   
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==Personality and Interests==
Germany is the tallest of the Axis Powers, at 5'11 inches or 180cm. He and his brother bear next to no similar physical attributes, possibly mostly due to the fact that [[Prussia]] is albino and more laidback in appearance. Germany has a rather fair complexion, with short, straight, pale blond hair that will almost always be neatly slicked back, unless he’s sleeping. His eyes are piercing and a shade of cornflower blue. His physique is well-maintained (which is to be expected due to his strict training regimen) and shows his strength through the broad shoulders and large muscles. He’s known to resemble the stereotypical Aryan man. Germany’s usual uniform is an SS uniform with tall black boots, occasionally accessorized with an Iron Cross around his neck.
 
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He is a serious and efficient man who always abides by the rules. Germany has to deal with an unreasonable boss as well as the trouble-making [[Italy]]. He does not tolerate any mistakes, is a neat freak, and happens to have a rather pessimistic nature. His hobbies include making sweets (including his secret love of baking cakes), reading, and walking his dogs. In [[Episode 08]], Italy admits to [[England]], [[America]], and [[France]] that Germany is a fan of BDSM. It was said in an earlier profile, that his pent up anger is released when he has beer. In [[Episode 79]], we get to see that his usual drinking "buddy" is his elder brother Prussia.
   
==Personality==
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==Relationships==
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===Austria===
Germany has a very tough, serious and organized sort of personality, which automatically made him the one in charge of training and generally taking care of the other Axis members (mostly Italy) around the WWII era. He is a fan of beer and wursts and generally all things Italian. However, his all-around toughness gives him problems when trying to express himself via body language, causing communication errors. He is also a very by-the-book sort of man, to the point where he’ll follow the instructions given to him in a manual rather than listen to his own instincts. These factors, of course, mean that he is a terrible flirt whenever he tries to express his affection toward a potential love interest (such as North Italy, as covered in the Buon San Valentino strips) or even his friends. Germany is also often heavily hinted at being a fan of kinky pornography and making sweets.
 
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''Main Article: [[Austria]]''
   
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Austria and Germany were allies in both World Wars and lived together for a while during that time. Austria gives him advice during his confusion over Italy in the '''Valentine's Day''' strips. They appear to be very close, although Austria annoys Germany at times with his behavior such as blaming Germany for breaking a cup, when he was actually the one that broke it, or claiming the German composers are Austrian.
[[File:Pg_5_Germany.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Germany's official design, with Himaruya's notes]]
 
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[[File:GermanyChibi.png|thumb|224x224px|Image of Chibi Germany]]
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===Italy===
 
''Main Article: [[Italy]]''
   
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After discovering Italy hiding in a crate, Germany took him prisoner but eventually got annoyed and sent Italy back. However, Italy returned and declared himself his ally. Despite their differences, the two have a rather close relationship, much to the disapproval of Italy's older brother [[South Italy]], who hates Germany.
Germany demonstrates a very strong, soldier-like personality during the war years and a great fighter. For instance, when he was captured by the Allied Forces he refused to say a word and invited on their “petty torture”, claiming it would be nothing compared to his daily life (an unfortunately accurate statement). He also organized a very strict training regimen for the Axis and never abandoned Italy whenever he was in trouble, despite Italy’s needing his help becoming rather repetitive and costly.
 
   
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It is hinted obliquely, but not yet confirmed, that Germany may be the [[Holy Roman Empire]], having lost his childhood memories.
Not much has been covered about Germany’s past, and a younger design for him hasn’t even been made public yet. All that has been revealed so far is that he was raised by his older brother Prussia, though what seems like the only trait he picked up from his brother seems to be them both being neat-freaks. Several fans speculate that Germany is the former personification of the Holy Roman Empire, but all grown up. This idea can be enforced by their many similarities and the fact that HRE was never confirmed to have "died", only his home being dissolved. It would also explain some details, like his attraction towards North Italy, as HRE and Italy were childhood lovers. The real reason for his past and surname pointedly not being covered is to be made apparent eventually.
 
   
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It is also implied that Germany may be in love with Italy, supported by one of Himaruya's original webcomic strips Buon San Valentino where Germany started reading a book about how partners behave. As he read the book, Germany became confused on whether or not Italy's behavior was that of a friend or a lover. Later, Italy presented him with red roses, a confession of love in Germany's home, making him believe that Italy was in love with him. He then proceeded to take the steps in the book to court Italy. He eventually proposes to Italy, and the strip ends with a flashback of Chibitalia receiving flowers from what appears to be Germany's view point, suggesting that he is the Holy Roman Empire. The '''Buon San Valentino''' strips are unfinished.
Some German stereotypes he protrays include: his physical and mental toughness, his inability to communicate proper body language, his strict personality, his love for beer and wurst, etc.
 
   
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In episode 41 of the dub, a horrified Italy asks him about the rumors that England told him, only to have Germany deny it and say he loves him in his own language.
==Relationships==
 
   
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===Japan===
'''[[Prussia]]'''
 
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''Main Article: [[Japan]]''
   
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The last member to join the Axis team, Japan had known Germany for some time (as depicted in the original strips), although Germany said he can never tell what Japan has in mind. He is serious but quiet and inexperienced to the outside world.
Prussia is Germany's older brother and drinking buddy, and Prussia also lives with Germany. The two have a pretty good bond, but they seem to annoy eachother. Overall thought, they get along pretty well. They can be shipped as [[Germany/Prussia|Germancest]].
 
   
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===Prussia===
'''[[Italy]]'''
 
 
''Main Article: [[Prussia]]''
   
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Germany's older brother and drinking buddy, who often refers to Germany as "West." Prussia lives in Germany's house, as revealed by the April Fool's ''Prussia's Blog''. Because of Prussia's attitude and tendency to buy strange things, as well as his referring to their tie as an unsavory one, they seem to be annoyed by each another. Despite this, Germany, like several others, was relieved to see that his brother was okay when he woke up after eating England's food.
Italy is Germany's best (and only) friend, and they met during WW1 when Germany found Italy in a crate of tomatoes. Italy tends to annoy Germany, but they still have a close bond, much to the dislike of [[Romano]], Italy's older brother. They can be shipped together as [[Germany/North Italy|Gerita]].
 
   
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==In The Anime==
'''[[Romano]]'''
 
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[[Image:GermanyAnime.png|200px|right|thumb|Germany in Episode 14.]]
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Germany first appears in the "Meeting Of The World" segment in [[Episode 01]], where he orders everyone to stop arguing and present data if they want to make a statement. Later in the same episode, the anime skips back to WWI as he finds an abandoned tomato crate in the woods, setting the events of the main ''Hetalia'' storyline into motion.
   
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Germany's SS uniform color is changed from dark green to teal for the anime adaptation, and the Knight's Cross is absent from his design. His WWI uniform was changed from gray-blue to green as well, though in the Axis training sequences, Germany is briefly shown wearing the green version of his WWII SS uniform.
Romano has a strong dislike towards Germany, to the point where he would throw a grenade at him. Germany, on the other hand is neutral towards Romano, not finding him a threat. The two can be shipped together as [[Germany/South Italy]]
 
==Character songs==
 
[[Maru Kaite Chikyuu (Germany)|Maru Kaite Chikyuu]] (Germany)
 
   
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==Name==
[[Hatafutte Parade (Germany)|Hatafutte Parade]] (Germany)
 
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Germany is notable for being the only character with a human name who was not given a surname. [[Hidekaz Himaruya]], in his original listing of the names, stated that there was a reason he did so and that fans would eventually find out. As the human names and most references to them were later discarded, it appears that this is moot. However, the name '''Ludwig''' used to be a very common name that happens to have been shared by various German historical figures, most notably [[wikipedia:Ludwig II of Bavaria|Ludwig II of Bavaria]] and [[wikipedia:Ludwig Van Beethoven|Ludwig Van Beethoven]].
 
==Character Songs==
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[[Marukaite Chikyuu (Germany)]]
   
[[Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo (Germany)|Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo]] (Germany)
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[[Hatafutte Parade (Germany)]]
   
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[[Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo (Germany)]]
[[Vorwärts Marsch]]
 
   
 
[[Einsamkeit (song)|Einsamkeit]]
[[Ich Liebe]]
 
   
 
[[Germany's Anthem (I Am German-Made)]]
[[Einsamkeit]]
 
   
 
[[Vorwärts Marsch!]]
[[I Am German-Made]]
 
   
 
[[Ich Liebe...]]
[[Wa! Wa!! World Ondo]] (featured)
 
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[[Wa! Wa!! World Ondo]] (featured)
   
 
[[Gakuen Fiesta]] (featured)
 
[[Gakuen Fiesta]] (featured)
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[[Santa Claus Is Coming To Town]] (featured)
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[[Pukapuka☆Vacation |Pukapuka☆Vacation ]](featured)
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==Trivia==
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[[File:Earlygermany_vol3.jpg|thumb|150px|An early design of Germany.]]
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*In the original webcomic artwork, most notably in the World War-era strips, Germany was represented with the '''Nazi German''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:War_Ensign_of_Germany_1938-1945.svg ''Reichskriegsflagge''] (due to the setting of the comic). Later-era strips and artwork used the more modern flag, while the ''Reichskriegsflagge'' was done away with in later media adaptations of the series.
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*Germany's three dogs went unnamed for some time in canon, until the [[Axis_Powers_Hetalia_Character_CD_Vol.2-_Germany|second Character CD]] revealed their names to be [[Creatures_of_Hetalia#Ludwig's dogs|Blackie, Berlitz, and Aster]].
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*His efficient and perfectionist personality is a reference to the German culture of cleanliness and tidiness. Italy revealing that Germany likes BDSM is a reference to the fact that German pornography is often very hardcore and kinky compared to most porn, and that an unusual amount of scat porn is exported from Germany.
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*It has been said that Germany was based on a German friend of [[Hidekaz Himaruya]].
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*According to Himaruya, the personification of Germany was the hardest to finalize as he had little experience of drawing foreigners at the time. Germany was originally intended to be a moodier, more intimidating character and was initially depicted with a much larger nose and a rougher appearance.{{Navbox/Characters}}
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Latest revision as of 17:04, 4 July 2015

Germany
ドイツ
Germany0.png
Name: Federal Republic Of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Human Name: Ludwig (ルートヴィッヒ, Rūtovihhi)
Alternative Spelling(s): N/A
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Birthday: October 3
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 180 cm (5'11")
First Appearance (volume): Volume 1
First Appearance (strip): Hetalia: Chapter 1
First Appearance (anime): Episode 01
Japanese VA: Hiroki Yasumoto, Yuu Ishibashi (Flower Of Iris)
English VA: Patrick Seitz


Germany (ドイツ Doitsu) is a main character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers and leads the Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the characters and he received the name Ludwig (ルートヴィッヒ, Rūtovihhi).

Appearance

Main article: Uniform Guide: Germany

Germany is a tall, muscular man, with blond slicked back hair and blue eyes. He wears either a green Wehrmacht, or a Waffen-SS officer's uniform with a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on the collar. In early webcomic chapters that take place during WWI, he wore a gray-blue Waffenrock uniform (as seen in colored artwork) characteristic of the German army uniform of that period (the color of this uniform was changed to green for the anime). However, the black cuffs and white piping may also suggest Germany wears a Schutzpolizei administration uniform.

Personality and Interests

He is a serious and efficient man who always abides by the rules. Germany has to deal with an unreasonable boss as well as the trouble-making Italy. He does not tolerate any mistakes, is a neat freak, and happens to have a rather pessimistic nature. His hobbies include making sweets (including his secret love of baking cakes), reading, and walking his dogs. In Episode 08, Italy admits to England, America, and France that Germany is a fan of BDSM. It was said in an earlier profile, that his pent up anger is released when he has beer. In Episode 79, we get to see that his usual drinking "buddy" is his elder brother Prussia.

Relationships

Austria

Main Article: Austria

Austria and Germany were allies in both World Wars and lived together for a while during that time. Austria gives him advice during his confusion over Italy in the Valentine's Day strips. They appear to be very close, although Austria annoys Germany at times with his behavior such as blaming Germany for breaking a cup, when he was actually the one that broke it, or claiming the German composers are Austrian.

Image of Chibi Germany

Italy

Main Article: Italy

After discovering Italy hiding in a crate, Germany took him prisoner but eventually got annoyed and sent Italy back. However, Italy returned and declared himself his ally. Despite their differences, the two have a rather close relationship, much to the disapproval of Italy's older brother South Italy, who hates Germany.

It is hinted obliquely, but not yet confirmed, that Germany may be the Holy Roman Empire, having lost his childhood memories.

It is also implied that Germany may be in love with Italy, supported by one of Himaruya's original webcomic strips Buon San Valentino where Germany started reading a book about how partners behave. As he read the book, Germany became confused on whether or not Italy's behavior was that of a friend or a lover. Later, Italy presented him with red roses, a confession of love in Germany's home, making him believe that Italy was in love with him. He then proceeded to take the steps in the book to court Italy. He eventually proposes to Italy, and the strip ends with a flashback of Chibitalia receiving flowers from what appears to be Germany's view point, suggesting that he is the Holy Roman Empire. The Buon San Valentino strips are unfinished.

In episode 41 of the dub, a horrified Italy asks him about the rumors that England told him, only to have Germany deny it and say he loves him in his own language.

Japan

Main Article: Japan

The last member to join the Axis team, Japan had known Germany for some time (as depicted in the original strips), although Germany said he can never tell what Japan has in mind. He is serious but quiet and inexperienced to the outside world.

Prussia

Main Article: Prussia

Germany's older brother and drinking buddy, who often refers to Germany as "West." Prussia lives in Germany's house, as revealed by the April Fool's Prussia's Blog. Because of Prussia's attitude and tendency to buy strange things, as well as his referring to their tie as an unsavory one, they seem to be annoyed by each another. Despite this, Germany, like several others, was relieved to see that his brother was okay when he woke up after eating England's food.

In The Anime

Germany in Episode 14.

Germany first appears in the "Meeting Of The World" segment in Episode 01, where he orders everyone to stop arguing and present data if they want to make a statement. Later in the same episode, the anime skips back to WWI as he finds an abandoned tomato crate in the woods, setting the events of the main Hetalia storyline into motion.

Germany's SS uniform color is changed from dark green to teal for the anime adaptation, and the Knight's Cross is absent from his design. His WWI uniform was changed from gray-blue to green as well, though in the Axis training sequences, Germany is briefly shown wearing the green version of his WWII SS uniform.

Name

Germany is notable for being the only character with a human name who was not given a surname. Hidekaz Himaruya, in his original listing of the names, stated that there was a reason he did so and that fans would eventually find out. As the human names and most references to them were later discarded, it appears that this is moot. However, the name Ludwig used to be a very common name that happens to have been shared by various German historical figures, most notably Ludwig II of Bavaria and Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Character Songs

Marukaite Chikyuu (Germany)

Hatafutte Parade (Germany)

Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo (Germany)

Einsamkeit

Germany's Anthem (I Am German-Made)

Vorwärts Marsch!

Ich Liebe...

Wa! Wa!! World Ondo (featured)

Gakuen Fiesta (featured)

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (featured)

Pukapuka☆Vacation (featured)

Trivia

An early design of Germany.

  • In the original webcomic artwork, most notably in the World War-era strips, Germany was represented with the Nazi German Reichskriegsflagge (due to the setting of the comic). Later-era strips and artwork used the more modern flag, while the Reichskriegsflagge was done away with in later media adaptations of the series.
  • Germany's three dogs went unnamed for some time in canon, until the second Character CD revealed their names to be Blackie, Berlitz, and Aster.
  • His efficient and perfectionist personality is a reference to the German culture of cleanliness and tidiness. Italy revealing that Germany likes BDSM is a reference to the fact that German pornography is often very hardcore and kinky compared to most porn, and that an unusual amount of scat porn is exported from Germany.
  • It has been said that Germany was based on a German friend of Hidekaz Himaruya.
  • According to Himaruya, the personification of Germany was the hardest to finalize as he had little experience of drawing foreigners at the time. Germany was originally intended to be a moodier, more intimidating character and was initially depicted with a much larger nose and a rougher appearance.
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