This is a list of popular memes that exist in the fandom for Hetalia: Axis Powers. While some of these memes have basis in the original manga and anime, others have been coined entirely by fans.
Memes in Fandom
Ending sentences with aru is common among fans of the character of China or people who refer to him.- Chuugoku can really handle that wok, aru! Ending sentences with 'aru' is a supposed Japanese stereotype of how Chinese people speak, thus Yao, who represents China, often ends his sentences with aru.
Baka, Baka, Baka
When fans talk about England and America's relationship, they often make fun of the way Britain says baka (meaning "stupid" in Japanese) most noticeably found in his song "Pub and GO!',saying baka 31 times,and Episode 26 when he becomes drunk.
Buhyoo and CUUUUTE
In one Comic Diary strip, Spain became enthused by the sight of the young Italy brothers' hair curls making a heart and began to loudly express how "cute" it was. In fan comments, the exclamation Buhyoo (used by Spain in the strip) is used to refer to things that fans consider to be cute, along with a drawn-out "[That's so] Cuuuuuute!".
A verbal tic South Italy has when frustrated, or if one would pull his curl, causing him to become aroused. Though he has yet to say it in the actual manga, he is heard screaming a shrill chigi in his character song and at the end of his version of Hatafutte Parade, as well as when headbutting Spain in Episode 78. A token Chigi is often found in comments referring to this character.
Da-ze is a verbal tic South Korea uses extensively, which is a typical way in Japanese male speech of making a sentence more assertive. For instance, in the example below, the emphasis placed on "da ze" replaces the emphasis that would in American speech be placed on "your MOM". This video sucks, it must have been made in Korea... Your mom was made in Korea da-ze!~
Kesese and Not As Awesome As Prussia
Kesese is Prussia's laugh, as evidenced by a number of tracks on his drama CD. Kesese can commonly be seen amongst comments made by fans of Prussia or comments referring to him. The same laugh can also be heard from America, but with a higher pitch. Because Prussia says that he is oh so awesome, many fans of Prussia write in their comments that the thing they are talking about (another character, video, fanfiction and so on) is not as awesome as Prussia. For example: America is so awesome. But not as awesome as Prussia of course!
Kol-Kol-Kol, Yonda~?, and Da?
Russia's chant when he is upset, threatening someone or taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune. It is often seen in the webcomic strips and a hoarse Kol-Kol-Kol can be heard on the drama CDs or in his version of Marukaite Chikyuu. Russia's Kol-Kol-Kol in the anime is more 'cutesy' than those in the drama CDs and in his Marukaite Chikyuu, though in at least one instance in the anime, the usual hoarse version is heard. Kol-Kol-Kol can often be seen in comments from fans:- Poor France D: I'm sure Russia enjoys that D:- Kol-Kol-Kol. I bet he does c: Yonda~? is a catchphrase of Russia's (meaning something like "You called?"). He'll often appear out of nowhere with a Yonda~?. Comments about Ivan or referring to him may contain a token Yonda~?. A lot of fans also use Da? as a sentence ender for Russia and in comments relating to him (meaning "Yes?" in Russian), and similarly to China's aru (see above), is derived from an American Cold War-era stereotype of how Russian people speak.
Let's Get Married or MarriageMarriageMarriage
Let's get married comes from Russia's Older and Younger Sister strips where Belarus breaks a doorknob that 'dared separate' her from Russia and says "Now then brother, let's talk about marriage! Let's get married! Let's get married! Let's get married!" Let's get married! Let's Get Married! or MarriageMarriageMarriage can be seen in fan comments referencing Belarus, alluding to her seemingly obsessive desire to marry Russia. This is often said as "KekkonKekkonKekkon". In the English dub, her chant is "Marry me! Marry me! Marry me!".
Maple and 'Who?
Canada sometimes utters Maple to replace curse words. He is noted to have said it occasionally when being tormented (e.g., when Cuba mistakes him for America). Fans will often insert a token Maple into comments talking about Canada. Fans also commonly comment with Who? in discussion of Canada. This is a reference to Matthew's polar bear, Kumajirou, who can't remember who Canada is and always asks Who? as well as to the other countries who often overlook him.- OMG! Is that Canada I hear in the next episode?- ...Who? XD Another joke is to link somebody to the karaoke or instrumental version of an ending and tell them it's Canada's version.
Ve~ and Pastaaaaaaa
Ve~ is, canonly, Italy's version of echolocation, seeing as how he walks around with his eyes closed most of the time; despite the fact, most believe it to be a vocal tick. Seeing Ve~ or Pasta (with numerous a's) in fan comments is quite common, with the use of Pasta spawning from Italy's obsession with the food and his dragged out 'pasta' in the first episode of the anime and songs.
Italy's Erogenous Zone
Started in the original webcomic. North Italy's 'erogenous zone' is the curl of hair he has and was discovered when Germany started becoming curious about it, going so far as to touch it. South Italy 'saves' his brother and tells off Germany for doing something inappropriate, but fails to convince him and winds up with his curl pulled as well. From then on, jokes about both Italy's curls have appeared in almost every medium. Because countries such as Greece, Turkey, Taiwan, Norway, Austria (though his curl represents Mariazell and both Germany and France have pulled it without any reaction other than annoyance), Canada, America and South Korea have similar curls, jokes and plot ploys have been developed from them, though any sign that they too are 'erogenous zones' has yet to be shown.
Because of the different versions of Marukaite Chikyuu sung by each country's respective voice actor, it has become a common meme to either perform a version of the song in:
- Japanese but lyrics are changed to suit the country in question
- English but lyrics are changed to suit the country in question
- The language of the country with the lyrics changed to suit the country in question
- An opposite-sex voice with the same lyrics
Nekotalia, sometimes called Catalia, originates from a strip by Hidekaz Himaruya in which the nations have their own identical cats, or "Neko" (猫). The word derives from "Neko" meaning "cat" and "talia" from "Hetalia" which combines to form "Nekotalia". Nekotalia is a fast-growing fad in the memes and fanart of Hetalia.
- America's cat has a mane around its neck resembling the top of America's bomber jacket, an ahoge like his, and a brown tail.
- England's still has the bushy eyebrows and a large light orange spot over his left eye and an orange tail. He also appears to be a Scottish Fold.
- France's cat is a longhair (likely a Persian) with a very bushy tail.
- Russia's cat is a large Siberian breed with dark fur. This cat is often stalked by one owned by Belarus (that wears a bow on her head like her master).
- China has a brown cat with a ponytail on the back of its head, much like its owner.
- Germany's is a gray, serious-looking cat with blue eyes and a collar modeled after the German flag.
- North Italy's cat (Gino) is a light brown tabby with darker spots and a curl on the left side of his head. This cat also has a brother that resembles South Italy.
- Japan's cat (Tama) is a small black bobtail cat with dull eyes. He cares deeply about tuna and won't stand for it to be banned.
- Taiwan's cat is a fuzzy white cat with two separate pink flowers below each of her ears, similar to her owner.
- Austria's cat appears to be a black and white cat with a white face, chest, tail tip, and paws. He has Mariazell and a ribbon collar modeled after the Austrian flag. He wishes he could become a house cat because his pads are always getting dirty.
- Monaco's cat is a white long hair that looks like a Persian (Much like France's). She wears a bow and glasses and has a necklace for a collar. She petitions for a ban on tuna transactions between the other cats.
- Turkey Cat is a brown cat with a Nazar-shaped mark on his left flank, a fluffy tail, a red bandana, and, most notably, a bag over his head with large, round eye holes cut out of it and a smile drawn onto it, likely representing Turkey's mask.
It has become common to depict characters as the opposite gender in either fanart or fanfiction (for example, Germany as a female or Hungary as a male). In addition, designs of the opposite gender exist for certain characters, as Hidekaz Himaruya drew them for fun to see what the nations would be like. However, Himaruya also noted that when drawing the characters, he came up with their designs as if they were completely different people (if they were designed as females, to begin with). This is presumably why some of them lack certain distinguishing details that their original versions had. So far, the characters drawn by Himaruya include the Axis and Allies, Spain, South Italy, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Taiwan, Canada, Sweden, Seychelles, Prussia, Austria, Ukraine, Belarus, Wy, Belgium, Sealand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Korea. In the Japanese fandom (including but not limited to the site Pixiv), this meme is referred to as Nyotalia, from the words nyotaika (which refers to male-to-female genderbends) and Italia. Fanmade versions of other characters can often be seen in the tag along with the "canon" ones. In some instances, they are depicted as the characters actually genderbent, though the intention is for them to be completely different incarnations. Although the Japanese fandom has given the characters names and used the surnames from their opposite gender, others are apt to come up with completely new names themselves, both given names and family names.
In the Japanese fandom, the female versions of the Axis Powers are often referred to as Nyojiku (from combining nyotaika with suujiku, the Japanese word for the Axis).
- North Italy's female counterpart has her hair tied back into a ponytail and has a wild curl of hair dangling down at the side of her head. In one sketch, she wears a more feminine version of a military uniform, with a double-breasted jacket and mini skirt. But in a later sketch, she wears a short-sleeved khaki shirt and skirt, with a black tie. Her eyes are depicted in a more amber color than her male counterpart's. Her hair is also curlier and a lighter shade of brown. Himaruya described her as being an emotional woman who "lives for love". Contrary to male Italy, it appears that she can display an unusual bout of physical strength when angered (as seen in another doodle). In a later note it is mentioned how her personality is different from her male counterpart. In an illustration of her arguing and switching punches with female England, it is shown that she is the braver one and more willing to fight. She seems to be rougher around the edges or accident-prone if the bandage on her knee is any indication. Japanese fans have given her the human name Daisy Vargas. Daisy is the correspondent of the Italian name Margherita. In a blog post, Himaruya had mentioned that he liked the name Alice for female Italy, commonly pronounced as "Ah-LEE-che" in Italy, from a list of names he was sent for some of the Nyotalia characters. Though, this name is unofficial as he had stated in another blog update after that. It is also noted in art and in fanfiction that she has a fetish for grabbing Germany's female counterpart's breasts a lot, much like South Korea does with Japan.
- Female Germany does not wear her hair slicked back, and her eyes appear to be more greenish than blue. In a group sketch, she is shown to wear only a tank top and pants when training, much like regular Germany. Two other sketches depict her wearing uniforms similar to her male counterpart. Each illustration depicts her with a worried or exasperated expression. In his notes, Himaruya described her as being serious like her male counterpart, but with a large chest. The fanon human name given to her is Louise. Himaruya had once received a list of name suggestions for some of the Nyotalia characters, mentioning that he had liked the name Monica, the German variant being Monika, for Germany. Himaruya had stated, though, that the name was unofficial in a blog post after that.
- Japan is depicted as a short girl with a bob hairstyle and has a shine to her eyes unlike her male counterpart (her eyes are also more amber in color). In Himaruya's notes, she is stated to be a Yamato Nadeshiko-type character who has complicated feelings towards America. She is often depicted beside Igiko (the female version of England) and it is hinted the two may be friends. Her fanon name has been given as Honda Sakura (or "Sakura Honda" in Western order). Himaruya had mentioned that he had liked her fanon name, but had also said that it was not her official name. She is usually not depicted in any sort of military uniform, but rather in a simple kimono or other civilian clothes (such as a school uniform or one for gardening). She seems to always have a shy expression, befitting of one with a Yamato personality.
- The female version of America does not have glasses or a "Nantucket" hair. She often dresses in short skirts or shorts and wears crop tops, exposing her midriff. In her initial design, she also wore a cowboy hat and boots and had an American flag patch on her top (though some fan artists mistook it for a tattoo on her chest). Her later design depicts her in a bomber jacket like male America, though she seems to be fond of hot dogs instead of hamburgers. Her weapon of choice appears to be a baseball bat. She has gray-blue eyes and wavy, golden brown hair that comes to her shoulders. The name used to refer to her in the Japanese fandom is Emily Jones. English-speaking fans, however, will opt to use Amelia, Abigail/Abby, Avery, Allison/Ally and/or in rarer cases, Alexis and Liberty.
- Britain, however, does have glasses. She no longer has the signature thick eyebrows, and instead wears her hair in long pigtails that are either slightly curled or completely straight. In two colored pictures of her, her hair appears to be a light greyish brown. Her eyes are green and tsurime shaped. This version of the character is called Igiko (girl Britain) by Himaruya and fans alike. Himaruya describes her as being elegant, yet with a punk side. Her fanon human name is given in the Japanese fandom as Alice Kirkland. She is often depicted in a British schoolgirl uniform or a maid dress. In a blog post, Himaruya said he had liked the name Rosa for female England from a list of name suggestions for some of the Nyotalia characters, but it was also stated in another blog post that it was not her official name.
- France's female counterpart is an elegantly-dressed woman with her hair tied back into a French knot. Her eyebrows appear to be somewhat thick. Her hair is changed to dark brown and her eyes are violet. She is said to be a snob. The fanon human name given to her is Françoise Bonnefoy.
- China usually wears some kind of qipao dress and has her hair, now a deep auburn, tied up in a set of buns. It is said that she is a type of girl whose emotions cannot be read easily. In her first appearance, her dress had short sleeves, but it was changed to a long-sleeved dress by the time she appeared in another illustration. Her fanon human name is given as Wang Chun-Yan (Chun-Yan Wang in Western order). In a blog post, Himaruya mentioned that he liked her fanon name, but had said in another blog update that it was not her official name.
- Russia is a modestly-dressed woman with long beige-blonde hair. Her first seen picture gave her soft blue eyes while her second appearance gave her lilac colored eyes. There was no description given for her, though fans assume that she may be a yandere like her male counterpart. Her fanon human name is Anya Braginskaya. Anya is a Russian diminutive of Anna. In a blog post, Himaruya said he liked Russia's fanon name, but he had also stated that he was not making it her official name. The first color sketch featuring her depicted her in a blue dress, while a "chibi" picture of her shows her to wear a long pink winter coat. Also, instead of a lead pipe, she is seen with a large shovel and matryoshka dolls.
- The female version of Austria does not have her glasses, but still sports Mariazell. She wears a dress and wears a piece of jewelry to hold back her hair. She wears a more feminine version of Austria's uniform during the War of Austrian Succession.
- The male version of Belarus is a rather grim looking young man with short hair and an ahoge on top of his head. He wears a long fur-trimmed coat. Some fans call him Nikolai.
- The male version of Belgium has short, blond hair that almost looks like cat ears. He doesn't seem to be much different from the original Belguim.
- The female version of Canada is a young girl with long, slightly curled pigtails. She appears to wear a hooded overcoat with maple leaves printed on the sides, with a jacket and skirt worn underneath it and a beret on her head. She also wears glasses similar to her male counterpart and has a polar bear named Kumarie (クマリーKumarii), who is said to be more violent and "scarier" than Kumajirou. Himaruya had mentioned in his blog that he had liked the name Marguerite for female Canada, with her nickname being Meg. Though, he had stated shortly after the post that the name was unofficial.
- Hungary's male counterpart keeps his hair tied back into a short ponytail. His fan-official name in the Japanese fandom is Dániel Héderváry.
- The male version of Liechtenstein is depicted as a young boy in a long shirt and overalls. Himaruya has also released a version of him wearing a crown and cloak. He is referred to by Japanese fandom as either Hr. Noah Stein, or given his brother's surname of "Zwingli" (making him Hr. Noah Zwingli). "Hr." is the short form of the German and Scandinavian title Herr, an equivalent to the English "Mister".
- The female version of Prussia has long white hair with a scar on her right cheek, and the signature red eyes have been slightly changed to a light purple with blue at the bottom of iris. She wears a female version of the military uniform in the War of Austrian Succession with a shirt and thigh-high lace-up boots. Her fanon name is Maria, a probable reference to Himaruya's remark that Prussia originated as "the St. Maria Order". Her full names, as given on Pixiv, is alternatively Gilbert Maria Beilschmidt or Maria Gilbert Beilschmidt. Another possible Fanon name is Gillian as it is a female version of Gilbert. Himaruya had mentioned that he liked the name Julchen for female Prussia. Since Julchen is not an actual name, it is possible that it is an affectionate nickname for "Julia". Himaruya also stated in another blog post that this name is unofficial.
- The male version of Seychelles has short, rather spiky hair, doesn't wear a shirt, and wears a necklace.
- The female version of South Italy, or Italy Romana, is drawn with dark, shoulder-length hair held back by a pink headband. She wears what appears to be either a ruffly pink top or dress. The fanon name given to her by Japanese fans is Katarina Vargas (which could also be rendered Caterina, a name widely used in southern Italy). In a blog update, Himaruya had mentioned that he was sent a list of names for some of the Nyotalia characters and that he liked the name listed for South Italy, Chiara, commonly pronounced as "Key-ARE-ah" in Italy. Though, Himaruya had also stated in another blog update that her name was not official. Another commonly used fanon name is Lovina Vargas, which originated from her male counterpart's official human name, Lovino Vargas. In a note about the character, Himaruya said that she is better at fighting than her male counterpart. In the most recent chibi sketch of her, she has regained the trademark hair curl and is seen to be wearing what appears to be a military uniform with a headband. She is also referred to as "Romana-san", showing that she might be the type to be respected.
- Female Spain is shown to be a stylish woman with a pinstripe shirt and her hair tied back into a bun. She has two fan-official names in the Japanese fandom: Isabel Fernandez Carriedo and Carmen Hernandez Carriedo. This is due to the fact that Antonio's surname has been given as both Fernandez Carriedo and Hernandez Carriedo, causing much confusion and debate. She is stated to be strong and that Romana is like a daughter to her.
- The female version of Sweden is a woman with straight, long hair. Her face is calm and serious and not scary-looking like her male counterpart. She wears glasses and a flat hat upon her head. She wears what appears to be a long flowing coat or dress with either a flower print pattern or lace trim at the bottom. She seems to be armed with a sword.
- The male version of Taiwan has short hair and seems to be wearing an overshirt/jacket with the white sun from the flag of the RoC on it. He also seems to carry a bag around. He is seen in two different pictures; one that shows him with an ahoge and a later version that doesn't.
- The male version of Ukraine has short hair and wears a long scarf similar to Russia. However, his nose is less large and his eyes have a sleepy look to them. A few names seen through the fandom are Dmitri, with its diminutive Meetya.
- The male version of Vietnam still wears a Conical straw hat and wields a paddle. He wears very casual clothes and his eyes have a serious look to them.
- The female version of Turkey has long brown hair and honey brown eyes, she also has different masks for different occasions. She is sometimes even shown without one on. Her casual outfit is a green jacket with shorts and sometimes even sighted in a long red sweeping dress and princess style white gloves. She is as feisty as her male counterpart in arguments but she is much more of a calm and kind person who would much rather prefer peace. Her fanon name is Sabiha Adnan.
2P means Player 2. It is a concept created by the original creator of Hetalia, Himaruya. Originally it was a different color palette and/or a different character design for the Nyotalia characters. Fans have created more 2P versions of the regular characters. Most 2P Characters are supposed to be the "dark side" of the original. Some, however, are the opposites of the original. This is most notable with England whose 2P version is happy, yet he still carries a knife and bakes poisonous cupcakes. The 2P version of a character differs in many ways such as clothes, hair color, eye color, personality and they usually carry a weapon. They are also often portrayed as insane.
A meme that came about from an image of Spain, drawn by Himaruya for Children's Day, in a matador outfit. Like matador outfits in real life, the backside of the wearer is somewhat emphasized, and the perfection of his bottom was decided on by the fans, as well as the picture.
Fanon based memes
A meme that first originated on Pixiv. In this art meme, the nations are depicted as belonging to different teams of police, each with a different color to describe their team.
- Red Police (Spain)
- Orange Police (Belgium, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland)
- Yellow Police (China)
- Green Police (North and South Italy)
- Blue Police (America)
- Purple Police (Russia)
- Pink Police (England)
- White Police (Japan)
- Navy Police (Norway)
- Turquoise Police (Turkey)
- Olive Police (Greece)
- Gold Police (Egypt)
- Black Police (Sweden, Germany, Prussia, and Austria)
- Violet Police (France)
An in-joke started by a fan about Prussia during a discussion about the average penis sizes of men in various countries. As it was based on a recent survey using empirical data, information on Prussia was absent due to the dissolution of his country. After one fan stated that Prussia was "five meters long", the joke quickly caught on as a meme and fanworks with Prussia can often be seen referencing his "five meters", sometimes also called "five meters of awesome".
A shimeji is a desktop mascot that walks around your screen. The first Hetalia related shimeji to be made was Denmark's, which was made by haagen-dazs on Deviantart (who, unfortunately, deactivated their account). Ever since the Denmark shimeji was made, there were even more shimejis of other different nations, such as Japan, England, France, Norway, etc.
A relatively common meme in anime fandom, but seems to have boomed in the Hetalia fandom. Anime endings/openings are animated by fans to portray the Hetalia characters in place of the actual characters in the series. Some examples of these include the Hetalia version of the Azumanga Daioh opening, and the Hetalia version of the Baccano! opening.
Commercials are animated by fans to portray the Hetalia characters. The best example of this is a series of fan animations of the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M__GuY1JLWY,with black silhouettes of the Hetalia characters and the Hetalia recreation of a pocky commercial. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5upY2xioGzA)
Probably the most expansive meme in relation to anime, Caramelldansen features character(s) 'bouncing' their hips from side to side while opening and closing their hands above their head in time with the beat of Caramelldansen</a> by the Swedish group Caramell, as remixed by SpeedyCake. Hetalia characters are usually featured individually, in pairs, or in a group (e.g., the Nordics or Baltics). While there are a large number of variants, there exists a "Perfect Edition" which features all characters that existed at the time of its creation dancing with characters they have interacted with in the webcomics.
Dance Dance World Revolution
This meme was originally created by yuumei on deviantart and is accompanied by music by NIGHTkilla from Newgrounds. The original features the character of America. The meme features the country in question dancing from side to side with their national flag in each hand with little icons (e.g., Hello Kitty for China, or Tomatoes or 'Ve~' for Italy) flying from the flag each time they wave it. Some countries have numerous versions; their videos can be found on YouTube and/or deviantART. Versions currently exist for America, Britain, France, Turkey, Greece, Japan, Germany, Prussia, both Italy brothers, Finland, Sweden, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Norway, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Australia and Hong Kong.
On YouTube, it is quite common to find videos of Hetalia characters doing a continuous pelvic thrust in their underwear to the song I Like Your Booty (But I'm Not Gay) by Dana Swanson and Nick Ingkatanuwat. The song originated on the television show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which spawned the meme.
Cardverse/Cardtalia (fanart meme)EditCardverse (or Cardtalia) is a canon AU in the fandom spawned from a poker-chip artwork from Arte Stella. Consisting of four kingdoms (like the ones you see on playing cards, hence the name of the AU) which are ruled by a King and a Queen, alongside them is a Jack. It is important to note that nothing beyond the original designs and positions is canon. A common misconception is that there are set relations between the kingdoms and that the Kings and Queens are born with special marks on their bodies; neither are true and one is free to create any sort of world that they want for Cardverse.
These are the canon positions of the Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs respectively:
- Kingdom of Spades
King - America/Alfred F. Jones
Queen - England/Arthur Kirkland
Jack - China/Yao Wang
- Kingdom of Hearts
King - Germany/Ludwig Beilschmidt
Queen - Japan/Kiku Honda
Jack - Italy/Feliciano Vargas
- Kingdom of Diamonds
King - France/Francis Bonnefoy
Queen - Liechtenstein/Lili Zwingli
Jack - Switzerland/Basch Zwingli
- Kingdom of Clubs
King - Russia/Ivan Braginski
Queen - Hungary/Elizaveta Héderváry
Jack - Austria/Roderich Edelstein
There are also two extra positions, the Jokers, which are occupied by Sealand and Prussia. Many characterize them as devious (in relation to their rather demon-like outfits), mischievous, and as tricksters.
There are many different headcanons for this AU. The most used kingdom is the Spades, and most fanfictions and artwork focus on the King and Queen of Spades (America and England). Fans also pair up different kings and queens together (ex: King of DiamondsxQueen of Spades (FrUk)) or they pair up the King or Queen with the Jack (ex: King of HeartsxJack of Hearts (GerIta).
Wingtalia (fanart meme) This meme depicts the Hetalia characters as having bird wings and originated from Hubedihubbe on deviantART
Servant Of Evil Series
Another meme present on Nico Nico Douga and YouTube involves the creation of MADs based on the Vocaloid song "Servant Of Evil" and the other songs related to it. In the original song, Rin Kagamine is the "Daughter Of Evil", a tyrannical ruler who fell in love with a prince (represented by KAITO), whose feelings, unfortunately, were focused on another girl (played by Miku Hatsune). Enraged, Rin orders Miku's kingdom burned, causing a revolution to occur. Her brother and servant Len, who knew of her kinder and gentler side in addition to her cruelty, decides to switch places with her and be captured by the villagers she wronged. The "Daughter Of Evil" (in actuality Len) is then beheaded, while Rin is left free to run, but distraught by her brother's death. In some cases, the MAD author will also do videos based on the two sequels to the song: "Regret Message" and "Re_birthday". However, this is not always the case. It is rare to find MADs based on the original "Daughter Of Evil" song which preceded "Servant". In the Hetalia versions, sibling pairs are usually used to further mirror the songs. Fanfiction and fanart have also been done with this theme. Austria, who is also included in the storyline, plays the part of Kaito. The "Regret Message" followup contains North Italy reminiscing about happier times spent with his brother, and the wish that they both secretly expressed in the end: To be reborn and meet again. The artist of both videos had also done a doujinshi based on the "Evil" story, which was used as the basis for a short "Re_birthday" video, in which South Italy is reborn. America and Canada have also been featured in MADs, though their roles are subject to vary. In this particular MAD, America is the "evil" twin and Canada is his servant. There is also a version of "Regret Message" for America and Canada, following the plot of the original. It also includes brief flashes of other characters, such as Russia, Japan, and Britain. Germany and Prussia have also been used to portray the siblings in MADs, though depending on the author, either brother may be the "evil" one.
There exist several MADs in which music is played to Hetalia characters, as the vocals are replaced with voices of Hetalia characters, or sounds from the anime or drama CDs, usually edited to fit the tune of the song. The majority of videos in this category originate from Nico Nico Douga. They tend to have sounds that can range from simple and catchy, to fast-paced and chaotic.
Suplexing or Wife's Last Stand/Attack
This meme usually depicts one character holding on to the waist of the other character while throwing themselves backwards so that the captured character's head hits the ground and the offensive characters ends up with his/her back parallel to the ground. Sometimes this meme is turned into a chain, with one character holding another character's waist who holds another character's waist etc. The 'weaker' character usually throws the 'stronger' character backwards, though the strength of either character could be debated e.g. South Italy suplexing Spain, North Italy suplexing Germany, Taiwan suplexing Hong Kong. This famous meme in the Japanese anime fanon comes from a security videotape of a woman 'suplexing' a thief in an elevator.
This is -----
There is another YouTube meme stemming from the many 300 parodies, of the scene where the King of Sparta would normally say, "This is Sparta!". There are several variations of this, replacing "Sparta" with other object or food memes in Hetalia, such as Italy's "Pasta!".
RomaHeta is a series of fan videos that circulated on Nico Nico Douga. They play out as an RPG featuring characters of the Axis, the Allied Forces, Prussia, Belarus, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Canada, Austria, Spain, and South Italy. Hungary, South Korea, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia also make appearances as outside supporting characters.
In the series, Japan creates a game that can send people to the second dimension. However, this proves to backfire when it sucks him and a bunch of other nations into its programming, trapping them in the computer. In order to return to their world, they must beat the game. While training, it is revealed that the Japan in their party is an "error" and an evil duplicate and that the real Japan has actually remained outside of the computer (though he assists the others from outside the game). America attempts to gather all of the other trapped nations, but the Allies and Axis soon face off against each other. It is revealed that some of the nations have become contaminated with a type of virus. While Germany, Prussia, and Spain are healed, Russia is unable to be cured and is revealed to have been behind the manipulation of the fight, having worked with the evil duplicate of Japan (with Belarus following after him). The Italy brothers are later revealed to have also been corrupted by the virus, and the other characters must destroy the altar they guard to free them. However, the destruction of the altar only triggers a transformation in the two, who power-up into white-robed, "holy" forms and attack the others. Though South Italy is eventually taken out, a still-infected North must be restrained and is nearly killed by a statue. The ghost of Holy Roman Empire intervenes to save him. The Allies move on to Russia's base to destroy another mind-control artifact, but have to fight both Russia and Belarus. Russia is about to kill America, but Belarus sacrifices herself and reveals that she was secretly working with America to save her brother from evil Japan. This causes Russia to go catatonic with shock. It is later revealed that Belarus survived the attack, as evil Japan proceeds to manipulate another nation. Belarus and Liechtenstein journey into Russia's mind and manage to free him from the mind-control, but evil Japan reveals his newest ally to the other nations: Canada.
The "holy" versions of the Italy brothers quickly became popular in fanart on Pixiv as a result of the video series, along with the names of the spells used in the game (i.e.: South Italy's Rosario Impale and Spain's Passionate Breakup attack). However, due to a controversy that arose in the Japanese fandom over fanart for the game being more popular than actual Hetalia fanart, the author discontinued the video series and made their videos private, opting later to delete them. They proceeded to release an official statement about the discontinuation, as well as regret that they didn't get to animate the battle with Canada and other planned plot points. Despite the deletions, copies of the videos continue to re-appear on other sites such as YouTube.
A meme that is growing in popularity on sites such as YouTube and DeviantART is HetaOni ("http://www.pixiv.net/tags.php?tag=%E3%83%98%E3%82%BF%E9%AC%BC" in the Japanese fandom). The 17-part series (ongoing, but on hiatus since March 2010) is based on the Japanese horror game Ao Oni, replacing the canon characters with Hetalia characters. It originated on Nico Nico Douga by Tomoyoshi, entirely in Japanese, before being translated on YouTube by SotetAG.
The series starts off with the Axis Powers and Prussia after a World Conference Meeting, standing in front of a supposedly "haunted" mansion. They decide to go inside and explore. Soon they are interrupted when a plate breaks and Japan goes to investigate but comes back to find the others have disappeared. After alien attacks and various other strange happenings, the Allies and Canada also arrive at the mansion, becoming locked in as well. Characters suddenly disappear and a time paradox is revealed. Eventually, other characters, such as South Italy, Spain and Belarus arrive as well. As the plot goes on, it is revealed that Italy carries a journal around. The journal allows Italy to travel through time. The first time Italy came to the mansion, everyone died. Italy makes it out of the mansion as the only one alive and is met by the alien while holding the journal. Italy screams at the alien, telling it that it lost, that it couldn't catch Italy. Then Italy tearfully begs the alien to bring him back in time, so that Italy can correct his mistakes, and so he would be the only one to die.
Again and again, Italy travels back in time, each time ending with at least one failing to escape safely. Either Italy dies, or everyone dies. Italy is seen to know everything that would happen, is bitter about the mistakes he had made, and nervous about what he might do wrong again. As it is later revealed, Italy admits he doesn't want to die. Everyone comforts Italy by saying "We are friends. Everyone is going to get out alive. We are in this together." The nations eventually sign a contract as humans, promising each other that everyone will live through this. England slowly regains his magical powers and starts to transport nations into the past to correct mistakes. America goes back to a timeline in which England had overused this magic powers and died, making America fall into despair. When present England learns of this, he sets off to kill the alien alone with his powers and ends up blind. Italy says that he's going to look in another room for America's glasses, which America lost, and the lights start to flicker. Then all goes black and Italy screams. He is found by the others unbreathing, cold, and without any wounds. Italy somehow ends up in a dark place with two voices telling him to go their way. When he follows the voice on the right, he ends up outside on a flower field. Then Italy sees Holy Roman Empire.
On DeviantArt, the series has spawned fan art of the characters running from deformed aliens, or breaking clocks. A particularly popular thing is to draw a character with a bloody clock, because of the time paradox in the series, or falling numbers/clock-style numbers, as well as a fireplace. Another popular thing is to draw is Italy laying with a rose.
On YouTube, there is a collection of various MADs of the series, featuring the characters beaten, crying, bloody, or in other situations. On a more comical note, there are also many videos and fan arts making fun of the strange pictures of the characters used in the game, based on the character pictures from Ao Oni Jikkyou, the strangest being Germany's, America's and England's. Some version of The Seven Colors of Hetaoni also could be found around niconico. A Vocaloid song, Rolling Girl sometimes was used in some MAD videos such as http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11274609" or in MMD/MikuMikuDance videos such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oabz5hACJOU" It seems an other Vocaloid song, iNsAnITY, is also used in videos related to HetaOni, like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_BO5LR3vbk. Please note that various MMD PVs based on HetaOni have been created by a YouTube Channel, "Aslyyaa", with one exception on YouTube, TheLozzter5000.
Please note that an ENGLISH DEMO (latest version) for HetaOni has been released on DeviantArt by Pianodream, also known as Aslyyaa. This demo is not complete. She will not make up an ending for the HetaOni series. Check her page on DeviantArt for more information. The majority of still images were created using MMD/MikuMikuDance.
A cumulative effort of three other fans are currently re-creating the game with multiple endings. Though the game is currently unfinished, their progress is blogged at http://hetaoni-fan-project.tumblr.com/.
A fan by the name of aliceXmariahXrose has a completed fan made story continuation and ending to HetaOni named HetaOni: Time Marches On, which can be read on Quotev and DeviantArt. Alice is currently working on turning her story into an RPG game. A demo can be found at http://alicexmariahxrose.deviantart.com/...
Dreamtalia is an original HetaGame by KyoKyo866 (US) and Pianodream (FR) on DeviantArt. (http://kyokyo866.deviantart.com/ and http://pianodream.deviantart.com/ respectively). It is planned to be released in video episodes on YouTube and possibly Nico Nico Douga, after the completion of Pianodream's English version of HetaOni (whose final version came out on Christmas 2012). They plan to release it one chapter or chapter portion a month, though it depends on their schedule.
Despite not being online yet, Dreamtalia has spawned interest from the fans for the apparent uniqueness of its universe, the foreshadowing plot and the already existing popularity of its creators, along with being one of the very rare (if not the only) large APH Fangame project made by westerners. Unlike other Japanese-made series like HetaOni, Hetahazard, and RomaHeta, the game will be in English. A playable version will be released when the final installment of the video series is out. So far not much info is known yet, but a DeviantArt group has been created and features video trailers and WIP artworks and fanarts.
Two special broadcasts of the first episode took place in November and December 2012, allowing the following information to be gathered from the lucky (restricted) audience (note that a lot of this information is rumored by fans and has yet to be confirmed by the creators or by the release of the series):
"Humans should be careful of what they wish for... because it could come true. But what could go wrong if dreams could come true?"
There are the main lines that can be remembered from the introduction. The main theory on the unfolded plot is that it features a dream world or a nightmare that's interfering with the real world, causing unusual terrifying events to happen
From the first episode, one of the first scenes showing Italy (the first key role) getting captured by America and England (hiding in nearby bushes) could be seen in the broadcast. Somehow a strange string of events leads Germany, the second key role apparently, to meeting the assumed antagonist of the game in a dream, Shadowtalia (see below). The broadcast ends as Germany wakes up from his nightmare and goes to check on Italy sleeping in his own room.
Famous quotes from the game's antagonist are: "whAt's wrONg,cAPtaiN?", "Will you play with me?/Wanna play?" and from the group's headline: "Sweet Dreams are Made of This." (A reference to the infamous song and probably hint to the still unfolded plot)
These other quotes are from the non-nation Arcanas, "I am no PAWN!", "You look like you've seen a ghost.", 'Everything is alright" and "Be safe, I love you."
The game mainly features the Axis and Allies, Italy is appearing to be holding a key role in the plot as he is the 'host'. The nations trap in the Dream World and take Arcana roles are Finland as Chariot, Canada as Temperance, Romano as Hierophant and Sealand as Star. Austria is also trap together except that he doesn't take an Arcana role with him being a lucid dreamer. The other nations coming into the Dream World after the Axis and Allies are Prussia and Spain.
The antagonist for the game has been revealed in early artworks:'Fauchereve' or simply called 'Reve', which is a dream creature possessing Italy. He can completely shape-shift to various appearances, except for Italy since Italy is the 'host' for this dream. He can but he'll not look complete. When trying to be Italy, he'll look just the same except that his skin is paler and some of his body parts (right hand, portions of his back, right foot and arms) are shrouded in flaming shadows. The left half of his face is also shrouded in shadows, leaving only a shining round hole for the left eye, and on his right shadowy hand, he bears long dark nails similar to crow claws. His curl, black as well, can also take shape in more twisted and various positions than Italy's, and his right eye isn't brown like Italy's, but described as "electric glowing blue". His wild smirk reveals pointy teeth. A reference design sheet for him can be found on Pianodream's page.
The other characters live in the same world as 'Reve', they resemble the other remaining Arcanas not taken by the other preys trapped in the same dream with Italy and are given roles by Reve himself. They are called Dream Selves, these may be:
The Magician: England's dream self and lover to Judgement. He is often called Magi as well. Being too dangerous he was kept in a land where he couldn't leave and was guarded by Judgment. Magi apparently can live even after decapitation or if his limbs are removed. He is implied to cast powerful spells like memory Wiping ones which he casted on Japan, as well as form changing spells. However, no matter what form he takes, he will always have a mark on his neck. Magi also is very flirtatious around the nation France.
Priestess: Poland's dream self. He is first mistaken by Prussia for being on Rêve's side. He is later seen again in a library inside a church and is revealed to be able to see things from a crystal ball, able to levitate objects and records about the previous hosts and their stories. He likes to play the organ in his free time and will only answer questions when something about the asker is revealed. His weapon is an encyclopedia. He is said by the creator to be non-binary. His obvious face is the smirk emotion.
The Empress: Austria's dream self. Because Austria is a lucid dreamer, and came willingly, turning Austria into an Arcana was unnecessary. Empress seems to have a close relationship with Emperor and was grieved by his death. His weapon is a violin, and he is the ruler of the Kingdom of White.
The Emperor: Prussia's dream self. Not much is known about him, but he appeared to have a close relationship with Empress. He was the ruler of the Kingdom of White and his weapon is a missive double edged sword.
The Lovers: France and England's dream selves. Magician and Judgement both love each other. But it is oblivious to both of them that the other also love them back. Judgement has died to save Magician from an attack from the nations and gave his confession. With Magician in complete loss, he resurrected him from death. They both appear back again in different appearances, Magician being an angel in England's form while Judgement being France with cat ears and a tail (as example in the April Fool's episode)
Strength: Germany's dream self. Because of his immense strength he was locked up by Magi in a crystal and put to sleep. He is only released by Reve as a last resort to stop the Axis and Allies. He is strong enough to injure Prussia to the extent that he and Canada had to say behind because of the wounds. He appears to utilize his strength in battle and he uses brass knuckles
The Hermit: Japan's dream self and the ruler of the Kingdom of Black, as well as Justice's lover. He has the power of teleportation which he uses to get out of compromising situations. He likes flowers and prefers to stay indoors. He is killed in a battle against the Axis and Allies in the tundra and part of him lives inside Japan. His weapon is a black kunai and a katana.
Wheel Of Fortune: Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia's dream selves. An Arcana with three separate parts, the three parts as the dream versions of the Baltic Trio. Dream Estonia is the Top of the Wheel of Fortune, Dream Latvia is the Rise of the Wheel of Fortune and Dream Lithuania is the Fall of The Wheel of Fortune. They all serve under Judgement, and administer the Test of Judgment. The three's weapon is a flute, bell and drum.
Justice: Greece's dream self He takes a liking in Japan, often helping him and making him feel better whenever a panic attack plagues him. He was the guardian of Hermit and his love. His weapon is a giant wooden cross.
Death: Holy Roman Empire's dream self. For a majority of the game he appears as the yellow butterfly. He guides the Axis and Allies to Star but ultimately sacrifices his life to save Germany's. He wields no weapon as the player does not battle him at all and is canonically a pacifist.
The Devil: Russia's dream self that is tasked with protecting Temparence. He controls the misfits, small orbs of fire that is seen in the tunnel to chariots factory and the tunnel underneath the ice castle. His weapon is a pipe scythe.
The Tower: Switzerland's dream self and protector of the Castle of White. He is in charge of the drawbridge the connects the castle to the watch tower he is in. He is killed by Rêve once the Axis and Allies defeat him and Tower lowers the bridge. The death of Tower provokes Prussia and first introduced the players to Justice. His weapon is a rifle.
The Moon: South Korea's dream self. He is first seen in the median talking to Hermit. He plays a larger role when the Axis and Allies arrive in the night realm. He is killed by Rêve in front of Japan. It is later revealed that his final thoughts was for Japan to not cry and stay strong. His weapon is a steel fan.
The Sun: Spain's dream self. He protects Hierophant and wields a giant axe. Like all Arcana, he seems to have a dislike of Rêve and stays loyal to Hierophant even after he turns back into Romano. The two seems to have a very good relationship with one another.
Judgement: France's dream self. He is the lover to Magician and the master of the Wheel of Fortune. He has unrequited feelings to Magi until the Axis and Allies came to his realm. Once they both realize their mutual love, they become a new Arcana, Lovers (cat France). He has a rapier, while lovers uses magic and claws.
The World: America's dream self. The Fauchereve's henchman. He fails twice to stop the Axis and Allies. He usually wears the American Revolutionary War uniform and carries around a red-and-black chainsaw.
While they all spend their time in the Dream World, the characters taking care of them in the real world consist of female, Asian and Nordic nations. Female: Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Taiwan Asian: South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand Nordic: Sweden
At the end of the game, another creature appears in the DreamScape, her name is Somlia. She has a lion head and has a bracelet made by her deceased mother. She soon become best friends with Reve after being offered to.
Alongside the two main heads of the project Pianodream and KyoKyo866, the staff of Dreamtalia includes some popular DeviantArt APH artists such as Skitzen, Hubedihubbe, and PanicIsMyRain.
There are various pairings in this game; with the obvious ones being GerIta, GiriPan, PruAus, FrUk, PruCan, RoChu, AmeCan, SpaMano. There are also hints of UsUk, AusHun, SuFin and others. One Original Pairing is Fauchereve x Somlia.
- In the process of making this, Pianodream had dropped half-way, leaving KyoKyo866 to continue directing this game by herself and the many support of others.
- KyoKyo866 had spend nearly 200 dollars in the process of making this game.
- This game is expecting a sequel in the future, featuring mainly North Italy's P.O.V.
- DreamTalia is one of the games which had gained full interest from fans, clearly giving out a vibe that is nearly the same as HetaOni.
- Reve's true name is Reve Faucher.
- Fauchereve means 'Dream Reaper' in French.