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|name = Netherlands
 
|jname = オランダ
 
|image = Holland_Cropped.png
 
|imageSize = 250
 
|country = [[wikipedia:Netherlands|Kingdom of the Netherlands (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)]]
 
|human = N/A
 
|spellings = N/A
 
|age = 420
 
|gender = Male
 
|birthday = Unknown
 
|hair = Blond (early color chart, FIFA 2010 chibi banner), Light Brown
 
|eyes = Green (early color chart, FIFA 2010 banner), Amber (World Cup sketch), Blue (uniform sketch)
 
|height = Unknown
 
|firstvolume = Volume 3 (formal debut)
 
|firstcomic = ''The Battle for America'' (silhouette), ''Netherlands and Japan’s Isolation'' (formal debut)
 
|firstanime = [[Episode 39: The Battle For America]] (Silhouette), [[Episode 94]] (formal debut)
 
|japanese = [[Hiroki Yasumoto]] (Silhouette form, episode 39), [[Nobuya Mine]] (World Series, The Beautiful World)
 
|english = [[Michael Sinterniklaas]]
 
}}'''Netherlands''' (オランダ, ''Oranda''; also known as Holland), is a supporting character in the series '''Hetalia: Axis Powers'''. He represents the country of Netherlands (of which Holland is a region, see ''Trivia'' for explanation of the naming problem). He is the older brother of [[Belgium]] and [[Luxembourg]].
 
 
== Appearance ==
 
[[File:Netherlands_with_his_hair_down.jpg|thumb|Netherlands with his hair down]]
 
 
Netherlands is a man with a short, vertical scar on the right side of his forehead, somewhat short, spiky dirty blond or light brown hair with sideburns, and eyes that have varied between being amber, green, or blue depending on the artwork. His hair is styled and naturally appears limp. A flashback strip during the ''Christmas 2011'' event indicates that, as a child, Netherlands kept his hair down and wears medieval tunic. Netherlands is said to be quite muscular and seems to be drawn to be about the same height as [[Germany]]. He often wears a long blue and white striped scarf, shown in his formal debut in the series as well as a uniform sketch. In the volume 4 strip '''At Netherlands''' it was noted by Belgium, that he's tall and handsome. He was drawn with an image of "unrestrained freedom" and dresses rather stylishly.
 
 
== Personality and Interests ==
 
Netherlands is said to be a strong strategist.
 
 
In '''Volume 3''' (p.&nbsp;20) of the manga the character profile says that he is "''The solemn, neat freak, downer, Hokuriku-dialect speaking, scheming older brother. (Hokuriku is the region west of Tokyo on the Japan Sea side of Japan.) Of course he goes Dutch. Of course his kitchen and garden maintenence is flawless. By the way, he loves bunnies! The raw materials for his cooking come from Germany!''".<br />
 
Also on a different page (p.&nbsp;61) it is stated that he also is "''a neurotic, solemn, free older brother" ''who'' "hates tied things, messy gardens and blended cereal".'<nowiki/>''' '''''
 
 
As mentioned in '''Christmas Rampage 2007''', he once fought with [[Turkey]] over the title of "The Tulip Country".
 
 
The notes in ''Rampage'' also revealed that he has another sibling, '''Luxembourg'''.
 
 
Netherlands is depicted as a smoking a hagelslag blunt in one sketch, further reflecting the infamy of marijuana and other drugs in Amsterdam. In his formal debut in the series, he is shown constantly smoking a cigarette.
 
 
In the ''Battle For America'' strip, he is mentioned to have beat up both [[Sweden]] and [[Finland]] in a blending duel after they built a villa ([[wikipedia:New Sweden|New Sweden]]) in the "new world". Finland proceeds to worry about what would happen if Netherlands found the baby America and dueled him.
 
 
Netherlands also owns a [[Creatures of Hetalia#Netherlands' Rabbit|pet rabbit]], often named "Miffy" by the fandom as a reference to the Dutch cartoon Nijntje.
 
 
==Relationships==
 
 
===Belgium===
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">''Main article: [[Belgium]]''</p>
 
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Their relations as children have been elaborated on in Episode 109, in which Belgium brings her brother to her house, lavish and rich compared to his humble home. It is because of this that she admits that Netherlands' cheap manner may have partially been her fault.</p>
 
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Netherlands and Belgium are said to have had difficult relations, stemming from when they were both under [[Spain]]'s control. When Netherlands left to become independent, he fought against both her and Spain in the [[wikipedia:Dutch Revolt|Dutch Revolt]] , the [[wikipedia:Eighty Years' War|Eighty Years' War]] and the World Blending Competition 2008.</p>
 
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">He later tried to reconcile with Belgium so they could both form the ''Kingdom of the Netherlands'', but due to their irreconcilable differences (Netherlands being better with trade and influenced by the Protestant [[England|British]] versus Belgium being better with farming and influenced by the Catholic [[France|French]]), it did not work out and Belgium declared her independence.</p>
 
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">It is said that she is often pushed around by both Netherlands and their other sibling Luxembourg.</p>
 
 
===Japan===
 
{{Main|Japan}}
 
 
Though Netherlands acted aggressive towards most others, he refrained from acting this way towards Japan to convince him to open trade with foreigners, due to having had a companionship with him for years before.
 
 
Also, in the '''Netherlands and Isolationist!Japan''' comic, it is shown that Netherlands is visibly bothered by the fact that Japan signed a peace treaty with America.
 
 
===Spain===
 
{{Main|Spain}}
 
 
Netherlands became a member of Spain's household when the Burgundian-Hapsburgs acquired the crown of Spain. Their relationship became very difficult up till the point where Spain believed Netherlands hated him. Eventually he left and later beat Spain up in a duel to be recognised as an independent country.<br />
 
In the 2010 Christmas Event they are spending Christmas together.
 
 
===Turkey===
 
{{Main|Turkey}}
 
 
As mentioned in '''Christmas Rampage 2007''', he once fought with Turkey over the title of "The Tulip Country". It is a battle that he probably won, according to [[Finland]].
 
===Sweden===
 
{{Main|Sweden}}
 
 
It is confirmed that, though Sweden is one of the few characters taller than him, he succeeded into beating Sweden in a blending duel and scaring him out of the New World. It is not clear if Sweden still fears him for his blending abilities, him getting angry at Netherlands beating Finland.
 
 
===Finland===
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 0.4em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">''Main article: [[Finland]]''</p>
 
 
<p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Finland finds the Netherlands "a scary guy" as he was beat up in a duel by him when built a villa (New Finland) in the United States. He appears to fear the Netherlands, him having an extreme dislike for Finland's blended cereal.</p>
 
 
=== Luxembourg ===
 
{{Main|Luxembourg}}
 
Luxembourg is Netherland's Younger Brother, as well as Belgium's. Not much is known about their relationship, though Luxembuorg says that the art designs at Netherlands house are nice. Netherlands also states that he doesn't want Luxembourg to follow his example.
 
 
== In the Anime ==
 
[[File:SilhouetteNetherlands.jpg|thumb|135px|Netherlands as a monstrous silhouette, his first appearance within the anime]]
 
The silhouette version of Netherlands briefly appeared in [[Episode 39: The Battle For America|Episode 39: The Battle]]
 
 
[[File:Netherlands_inanime.jpg|thumb|left|Netherlands in Episode 109]]
 
[[Episode 39: The Battle For America|For America]], where he was drawn slightly more "monster-like" than how he appeared in the manga strip. He is voiced by [[Hiroki Yasumoto]] in this cameo. He also makes a shilouetted appearance in [[Episode 64]], on a war relations list.
 
 
In December 2010 Nobuya Mine was announced as his seiyuu.
 
 
He makes his formal debut in [[Episode 94]] (Episode 42 of Hetalia: World Series).
 
 
==Character Songs==
 
[[Hatafutte Parade (Netherlands and Belgium)]]
 
 
==Trivia==
 
*Though notes on Netherlands were given as early as 2007, his actual appearance remained shrouded in mystery until Hidekaz Himaruya drew an illustration to commemorate Group E in the [[wikipedia:2010 FIFA World Cup|2010 FIFA World Cup]]. Before the illustration, all that was known of his appearance was that he had blond hair and green eyes (though he appeared with somewhat different colors in the FIFA group shot). His silhouetted form also briefly appeared in both '''The Battle For America''' and an illustration in the webcomic version of '''The War Of Austrian Succession'''.
 
*Due to both the Netherlands and Holland being referred to as ''Oranda'' in Japanese, his name is commonly translated as "Holland" rather than "Netherlands" which would be the more technically-correct term as Holland only refers to two of its provinces, North Holland and South Holland. However, both names are sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably for the entire Netherlands, similar to the tendency to refer to the United Kingdom as "England". It should be noted that sometimes the Dutch people refer to their own country as Holland.
 
*It was believed by some fans that the scar on Netherlands' forehead was either a result of the ''Dutch Revolt'' or from one of the historical floods such as the [[wikipedia:Great Storm of 1703|Great Storm of 1703]] or the [[wikipedia:North Sea flood of 1953|North Sea Flood of 1953]]. But as Netherlands appears as a teenager with the scar in the 1500s (in volume 3), these theories have been rendered moot and it remains unknown as to how he received it. Another possibility would be the flood of 1421, which killed 10,000 people.
 
*An early answer to a question in 2007 described Netherlands as a ''tsundere'' type of character who loves to fight, and that was xenophobic. However, it remains to be seen if the latter is part of his characterization or if he is still a tsundere type. (Considering the current politics in his country, it could be stated that he is a slightly xenophobic)
 
*Netherlands has his first speaking role in Hetalia volume 3 when he says to Belgium that he doesn't want snacks if Spain is around.
 
*In Volume 3 both character profiles of Belgium and the Netherlands say that they are older sisters and brothers, not depicting who of them is older. However this could imply that their sibling Luxembourg is younger then them.
 
*In a recent blog post, Himaruya has mentioned fan suggested options for his human name, including '''Tim''', '''Nash''', '''Govert''', '''Abel''', and '''Mogens'''.
 
*Netherlands is revealed in Episode 103 and the strip '''Walking Together''' to be the world's second fastest walker (based on worldwide statistics), just behind Ireland.
 
* The color pattern of his scarf most likely represents the Dutch province of [[wikipedia:Zeeland|Zeeland.]]
 
 
[[Category:Male Characters]]
 
[[Category:Male Characters]]
 
[[Category:European Characters]]
 
[[Category:European Characters]]

Revision as of 22:50, July 17, 2018

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