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Vietnam
ベトナム
Vietnam sketch
Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam)
Human Name: Trần Liên Chung
Alternative Spelling(s): N/A
Age: {{{age}}}
Gender: Female
Birthday: September 2
Hair Color: Dark brown (with red blood spatter)
Eye Color: Red (formerly gold)
Height: 1.94m (6'4")
First Appearance (volume): Volume 4
First Appearance (strip): Ilha Formosa ~Beautiful Island~
First Appearance (anime): {{{firstanime}}}
Japanese VA: {{{japanese}}}
English VA: {{{english}}}

Vietnam (ベトナム) is a supporting character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers

AppearanceEdit

Main article: Uniform Guide: Vietnam
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Vietnam has long, somewhat choppy dark brown hair that she wears in a low ponytail tied with a red scrap of fabric. She wears a bright green áo dài, which is the Vietnamese traditional women's clothing. A pair of white trousers are worn with the áo dài. Vietnam also wears a flat, conical hat (called a nón lá) tied to her back by a ribbon. She often carries a boat paddle.


In her vengeful spirit form, Vietnam's áo dài is now white but keeping the white trousers from before, making it similar to ones worn by Vietnamese schoolgirls. Her eyes are now in a demonic red color, with a glowing red particle - similar to a Feng Shui Engine in Street Fighter - inside her left eye. A sharp blade is built into the paddle for her to use as a weapon.

Personality and InterestsEdit

Vietnam is described as "headstrong" due to the number of strong women in Vietnamese history. She appears a bit shy when it comes to her looks, appearing apprehensive when Taiwan wishes to take a picture with her and is uncomfortable wearing a Santa outfit in a 2009 Christmas Request. In a blog post, Himaruya mentioned that Vietnam has a natural skillfulness and uses it to create a variety of different objects, and Austria mentions in one comic that he special ordered cinnamon from Vietnam.

In the volume four strip Ilha Formosa ~Beautiful Island~, Vietnam claims that she is not photogenic. In the Christmas 2011 event, Vietnam shows that she doesn't know how to smile and requests Thailand's help.

After her death, being a vengeful spirit, Vietnam became psychopathic with a hatred towards France and America - who both murdered her - and wanting to seek vengeance on them and all of their allies. Vietnam lurked out in the night and literally haunting her tormentors' dreams, using her demonic powers to drive them to the brink of insanity...

AppearancesEdit

MangaEdit

Vietnam makes an official debut in 2011 with her first appearance in the manga. Her first appearance is in Volume 4, in which Taiwan took her to a photo studio, and their photos are digitally altered, causing Vietnam to be shocked by the end result.

Taiwan also invites Vietnam to a meeting about anime in Comic Birz episode 17, in which the members talk about "the feeling you have when you have a favorite anime and the voice actors get firmly associated with the characters in your head, and then there is the slightest change and you suddenly get this strange hazy feeling that something isn't right".

At the Halloween 2013 Event, Vietnam appeared with the costume made by Taiwan and nón lá. She showed her shyness because she thought that the skirt was too short.

RelationshipsEdit

TaiwanEdit

Main article: Taiwan

In a strip in Volume 4 of the manga, Taiwan takes Vietnam to a photo studio to take pictures of themselves, Taiwan calling Vietnam "cute". At the studio, their photographs are retouched to make their eyes bigger, as this was often done. Upon receiving the photographs, Vietnam finds the retouched photos shocking, as Taiwan finds them cute.

ThailandEdit

Main article: Thailand

Though Thailand and Vietnam came to the Halloween 2011 party in the same group, their main interaction has been in the Christmas 2011 event, in which a fan requested that Vietnam smile. As Vietnam asks Thailand how to smile, she notices that he wore a funny shirt, which then caused her to smile as she asked where he got it.

TriviaEdit

  • The sketch named Asia3, later revealed as an alternate draft of the Vietnam character, was slightly controversial as many fans made claims that it was actually a sketch of a character representing the Philippines or Indonesia.
  • Some fans refer to Vietnam as Northern Vietnam due to the fact that her flag is that of the North Vietnamese. Therefore, fans speculate that Vietnam had a brother/sister that was the South until their potential death in 1975 after the annexation of Saigon.
  • Vietnam's human name was not officially listed - however, many fans refer to her human name as "Trần Liên Chung".
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