Name: Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Human Name: Ludwig
Alternative Spelling(s): N/A
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Birthday: October 3
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Pale blue
Height: 180 cm (5'11")
First Appearance (volume): Volume 1
First Appearance (strip): Prologue: Meeting of the World
First Appearance (anime): Hetalia Axis Powers: Episode 1
Japanese VA: Hiroki Yasumoto
English VA: Patrick Seitz

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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 .

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's). Himaruya stated that the reason for this would be made apparent in due time.


Full Article: Uniform Guide: Germany

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.


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.

Germany's official design, with Himaruya's notes

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.

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.

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.


Prussia 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 Germancest.


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 Gerita.


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

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