So after some urging from my friend, [username withheld], I decided it was time to create an OC. Welp… here she is! I think she’d be a good fit for Hetalia: Axis Powers, but not as a country.
But wait, isn’t that what Hetalia’s supposed to be about?
She’s definitely human, but gets along well with the countries. (Before anyone says, “Well that doesn’t make sense!” and blah blah, just think of Jeanne d’Arc. She was human )
But she was also a historical figure. A pretty prominent one, at that.
Last time I checked, your OC isn’t a prominent historical figure.
Name: Nana Taylor
Personality: She is an art prodigy, especially when it comes to drawing and singing.
She’s also very cheerful, and is naive when it comes to certain things (like love~).
If this is foreshadowing for slashing herself with nations, I’m going to set myself on fire.
However, she can be very mature and serious when you least expect it, and she is very focused when it comes to her artwork.
Life Story: Nana was born as an only child to two kind and loving parents. Both of her parents worked as painters for an art gallery which they also owned.
Well, at least her backstory is logi—
When Nana was six, both of her parents were murdered in their home during a robbery by an unknown man.
So what you’re saying is she’s Batman.
Soon after, Nana went to live with her grandparents in the apartment above their small store in another city. Nana’s grandfather was somewhat strict, and taught Nana to become more independent.
Those seem to contradict one another.
Her grandmother acted as more of an older sister to Nana as she was quite immature, and loved to have fun. At age 18, Nana moved back to her hometown with the intention of finding her parents’ murderer. One day, while attempting to get a job painting portraits for a government-owned building, she runs into some of the countries.
But wouldn’t she just think he’s a regular guy?
She soon becomes friends with a majority of the countries due to her innocent attitude and kindness towards everyone she meets.
That doesn’t make sense, how did we go from “Hi, I ran into you, random government worker” to “I AM BEST FRIENDS WITH EVERY NATION” in half a line?
However, for the time-being, she has no idea that these countries are actually countries, and instead thinks they’re regular people.
Oh, okay. That makes sense. But I still don’t think she’d be friends with all of the nations. Probably just whoever she ran into.
And the “for the time-being” part is a little concerning.
Fun Facts: -She has a Saint Bernard named Bosco that follows her everywhere, and serves as her closest friend.
-Her grandfather taught her self-defense so she can handle herself pretty well.
-She hates when people point out her short height.
-When she’s not with her friends, she spends her days drawing people as they walk by.
-Although she’s much more talented at singing, she continues painting and drawing as it makes her feel closer to her parents.
-She (at first) tells no one of her past as she doesn’t want to be pitied by others.
-She is constantly smiling, because she’s afraid that if she ever stops, she won’t be able to smile ever again.
I do not own Hetalia, but I do own Nana
Submitted by vocaloid-luver.
Nana- The poor excuse of a human OC
Honestly, I like the idea of her meeting a nation-tan and becoming acquaintances, but being friends with ALL the nation-tans is overdoing it. Her backstory has tragedy for the sake of tragedy, and she needs to be ironed out as a character.
Overall, she’s kind of a lazy character, but she could be worse.
Here’s my OC which personifies Cheung Chau, an island belonging to Hong Kong. I’ve tried to keep all her personality and quirks logical for the place she personifies. Things in brackets like this [ ] explain why I chose that.
You might see the term ‘Hakka’ come up a lot. The Hakka, Hoklo, Tanka, Punti and the Hundred Yue people make up most of the population of Cheung Chau, but the Hakka people have more information on them, so I’m using the Hakka people as a basis. I may switch around at times, though, since I want to balance out the cultures.
Name: Chin Ping An [Chin is the Hakka variation of Chan, a common surname found in Hong Kong. Ping An means peace in Chinese, referring to what is usually written on the buns in the Bun Festival.]
Age: In all technicality if you’re asking about the very first people who lived here (perhaps not settled) then she’s 7000 years old.
I would probably make her age based on something having to do with the permanent settlement as it exists today, if that makes sense.
Appearance: (Photo above) It is obvious that she is blood related to Hong Kong, as she appears to look a lot like him. Her hair reaches a little further than her shoulders and some of it are tied into her two buns. [The buns have a double meaning: 1-To show her Chinese ancestry, 2-Because of the Bun Festival.] She wears a traditional Hakka outfit. [There was an option to do the traditional outfit of the Tanka people, but since the Tanka outfit is much more plain, I stuck with the Hakka.]
You might want to depict her wearing both outfits, to represent that she represents both people, and not just one ethnic group.
Personality and Interests: Cheung Chau is an optimistic girl who is kind, sweet and caring. [Referring to her tourist industry] Fishing is one of her major hobbies and is one of her jobs too. [Referring to her fishing industry] Though she spends more and more time on land, she loves the ocean, which she can smell no matter where she is at home. [Referring to the fact that she’s an island] She also loves making buns when the Bun Festival gets nearer. [Referring to the annual Bun Festival]
You keep on referencing the Bun Festival, but you haven’t quite explained it. You might want to explain what it is earlier on in the profile, because right now, it’s a little confusing and vague.
Cheung Chau is quite agile as well. [Referring to bun snatching and the Parade of Floats]
Quirks and Fears:
~ Cheung Chau has a fear of large vehicles on land, due to having narrow streets that normal cars cannot get through. They have specially designed mini versions of fire engines, ambulances and police cars etc.
~ The subject of death and/or suicide is very sensitive to her. Due to a trend of suicide cases that happened on her island, she doesn’t like mentioning about them.
~ She is very protective of her people. Very, very protective. In 1662 to 1669, China forced her to evacuate her island and caused lots of hardships for her people.
~ Hong Kong: Hong Kong is Cheung Chau’s brother. Cheung Chau is part of Hong Kong as well.
~ China: Technically belongs to China as Hong Kong does, but there could be potential resentment due to the 1662-1992 incidents but she practices his traditional culture, so we don’t know.
~ England: Cheung Chau was leased to the UK along with Hong Kong as well, though she lived on a junk back then.
These are a little scant. I’d probably go more into them. I like the mention of history in the China section, though.
~ Cheung Chau has 6 temples dedicated to gods in Chinese myths and legends. She worships them as well.
~ She absolutely love love love LOVES windsurfing. She’s very proud of Lee Lai Shan, who won Hong Kong’s first and last Olympic medal (due to political reasons, but let’s not touch on that subject too much).
Submitted by heartoffiresoulofice:
As I said earlier, you don’t explain the Bun Festival, nor its significance to the area, so it’s confusing. And while your OC obviously has been researched, I would give a unified historical biography of her, since she is currently lacking that.
Overall, a good start, I’d say.
Submitted by Shawnlina (a Tumblr-less follower:)
I’d very much like it if you could critique my New York OC c: I think I have a lot of work to do still, but I’d like your opinion before I get too far.
Representation of - New York (state)
Physical age – Around 13
Human name – Mia Jones [Mia is one of the most popular names in NY, then Jones for being Alfred’s daughter]
Makes sense so far.
About – She speaks English, and also speaks a little Spanish (although she’s not fluent) [14% of NY’s population speak Spanish, while 14.1% speak other languages].
I’m glad she isn’t incredibly fluent in every language, considering she’s not New York City. This is looking well, so far.
She’s the 27th largest state and the 3rd most populous. As opposed to NYC’s hyper city atmosphere, most of NY’s place is more calm and natural [Most of NY’s land is covered by nature (forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.)]. She has the largest state park in the US [Adirondack Park], which she’s pretty proud of. She enjoys the water somewhat [NY has several water borders, and is the only state to border both the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean].
Good, good. I’m glad you’re making a distinction between the majority of New York and New York City. While you should incorporate some aspects of the city into her, making sure that she is not overwhelmed by the identity of the city is very good.
She enjoys a variety of foods, including apples, milk, potatoes, maple syrup, cabbage, grapes, etc. [NY is a major agricultural producer, and the foods I listed were foods NY ranks in the top 5 for within the states]. She enjoys several sports [her sport teams].
Appearance – NY has brown hair that hangs in two pigtails over her shoulders. The pigtails are held in place with hair bands that look like the Dutch flag [To represent the time she spent as a Dutch colony].
Her hair is fine as is, but I don’t like the idea of you using it to represent her relationship with the Netherlands, considering she is not currently still part of the Netherlands.
Two curls come up from her pigtails. One represents Adirondack Park [It’s a really big park, I had to include it somewhere .-.] and the other represents Catskill park. She has slightly darkish skin [Referring to that 17.6% of NY’s population is Hispanic/Latino when it comes to racial makeup, as well as 15.8% of her population being African American in terms of ancestry. She’s also home to the largest African American population as well as the largest Puerto Rican, Dominican and Jamaican American population in the US.]. She wears a white T-shirt with a red stripe across it, and a blue open t-shirt jacket thing. She wears jean shorts and red converse as well.
History – Before she was colonized, NY was occupied by Algonquins and Iroquois natives. One of Netherlands’ explorers [Henry Hudson] stumbled upon her looking for the Northwest passage (Although France stumbled upon her first). When he returned, news of his findings quickly spread, and Dutch merchants started exploring her coast for profitable fur trade. Trading posts with the Native Americans there soon formed the colony of New Netherlands, which was the house that NY ended up moving into along with some of her states [I’m not quite sure how to Hetalia-inize a colony, but I’d think it’d be the same way as the Soviet Union was a house].
There have been different interpretations of colonies in Hetalia fanon, although in the series, I think Alfred lived some ways away from Arthur when he was a colony.
As for the history, this is good, so far, but you should add more to her history than her early history.
Canada – She’s good friends with him for several reasons: They’re neighbors [share an international border], they share Niagara Falls, and they are major economic partners.
America - Her father. He seems to favor her sister [NYC] over her, but she doesn’t let this get to her.
Netherlands/Holland – Her first father/caretaker. He originally owned her and some of her siblings [New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and part of Pennsylvania and Rhode Island] in a house called New Netherlands, but England took control of it in 1664.
Massachusetts– A fellow state, and therefore her technical brother. They get along well enough, with the exception of sports, which they are extreme rivals in [Red Sox vs. Yankees].
England - He took her and her siblings in New Netherlands in 1664. She and her siblings [13 colonies] were under his care until the American Revolution.
I think these relations are pretty good, for what you have.
I know I definitely need more work to make this OC better. One of the things I found hard to make into a character trait was her exports; it’s a very important part of NY but I can’t find a way to fit it into the OC >.> I’d very much like your opinion on how to make her better. Thanks in advance~
For exports, I’d say those would be things that she makes or industries that she works in, and sells to the rest of the world. I don’t know if that’s what you’re asking for, exactly, but that’s probably what you should do.
As for this entire OC, I like what you have so far, you just need to refine some aspects of it. But overall, she’s a very good OC. I’d continue on the path you’re going right now, and you should be fine.
drrealist asked: As someone who's from Wales can I say how annoyed I am by some of the OCs I've seen? Welsh history is different to that of England and the rest of the UK except for the more modern history. Our traditional clothing is different and so is our food. Our culture is different to the rest of the UK and St David's Day (Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) is on the 1st March, NOT April. Also please stop making it seem like Wales hates everyone. We welcome anyone here. Kthanxbai. (Keep up the good work with the blog btw)
I think this is something that all Wales OC creators should keep in mind. Thank you for submitting it!
Submitted by serafukusmash:
There are some groups in Sicily who want the region to be indipedent if I remember correctly… but they are pretty minor in the bigger picture so making a Sicily OC who wants to become indipendent is dumb idea.
Also Sicily is in a terrible economical state even with the mafia. And loathing all the italians seems pretty dumb…shouldn’t she just loathe North Italians?? Damn fuck this shit!
Oh also, “The Greece of Italy” doesn’t exist as a term. The relationship between Sicily and Greece was strong: once Sicily was the “Magna Grecia” (literalli “Bigger Greece”, as in more beuatiful and radiant) and was another part of Greece, but I’ve never heard of this GREECE OF ITALY THING, only stuff like “Eh the nature in Sicily is very similar to Greece’s lol”.
… and really, to add more things… why is she so cultural? Sicilians, like most Italians, don’t give a shit about their artistic heritage anyway :/ that OC [note: which has since been removed] makes no fucking sense.
Thank you for this advice. I disagree about the “cultural” part, because I feel that all nations should be pretty interested in art and music and literature, just because cultures beget cultural things. However, this is all very helpful for Sicily OC creators.
Submitted by drummer-in-the-tardis:
About that Sicily OC… My grandmother is Sicilian, with her father being direct from Sicily, and from the stories I’ve heard of him and his mother and father, they are nothing like that.
My great-great-grandfather Antonio was credited with building a Catholic church, and was hard working and just wanted to support his family like many other Sicilians.
And the thing were she hates the Vargas family- my grandmother has always told me be careful about telling people from Italy you’re Sicilian, because not all of them like Sicilians very much (I’m not sure if it’s because of the mafia originating there or what), but there’s not some giant hatred. Even so, she wouldn’t hate her family. There’s a value of family in Italian and Sicilian culture.
Sorry, but that whole deal bothered me a lot, just like inaccurate Scotland OCs, because my family is mostly from Sicily and Scotland, and even if you don’t live there, it’s kind of offensive… You should really keep that in mind guys
Thank you for this.
As we can see from both of these, there really isn’t any reason for a Sicily OC to loathe either Romano or Veniciano. Sicily OC creators, keep these things in mind.
squirrelingsquirrel asked: I just thought about putting this here: oprah.[delete this]com[delete this]/showinfo/Exclusive-The-7-Year-Old-Schizophrenic
Here’s a clickable version of the link.
I don’t really understand what this has to do with this blog, other than bad OCs having schizophrenia and providing an example of what schizophrenia looks like in reality, but it does provide some good resources.
So, OC creators, and people in general, take note.
Chibi Cambodia…isn’t she cute?
Submitted by Phhoung (a Tumblr-less user:)
((I found a simply awful Cambodia OC, and being from that country I took offense. I’d like to hear your take on her and her creator.
Also, just a heads up: she [the creator] ships this OC with three countries, Russia[link withheld], Croatia[link withheld], and the Netherlands[link withheld].
The creator doesn’t have any information on Cambodia except that her explanation for the kung-fu outfit is that Cambodia was influenced by mainly China. :|
Also, she more or less admits its a self-insert: [text copied from image]
[OC creator:] I know. I love her!
[User 2:] I cant wait to see her in action in your fanfic.
[OC creator:] Eh, you’ll probably find she’s a lot like [OC creator’s username]
[User 2:] good, I havent seen [OC creator’s username] in a while
[OC creator’s:] That’s right but now that Hetalia has her enthralled, she will be very busy!!! But isn’t Cambodia adorable?
I don’t see why this OC is shipped with Russia, the Netherlands, and Croatia, considering that the only semi-reasonable thing I can see is Russia, and even then, those relations would be incredibly strained, to say the least.
As for this OC, her incredible lack of information and her blatant self-insert status just shows why she’s bad. And honestly, I don’t see why she’s wearing what looks to be a qipao-styled shirt, because even if there is Chinese influence in Cambodia, it would make more sense for her to be wearing Cambodian traditional wear, instead of something traditionally Chinese.
Overall, this OC wasn’t researched or looked into further than “Hey, Cambodia exists!” and needs a giant overhaul before she can be considered a good OC.
Submitted by ohmylordyhetaliaxreaders:
Japan and Lady Angel…wait who?
I dinno, I thought the title was cute, anyways, I made this for a her friend because today is her birthday.
That’s sweet of you, I’ll admit.
She loves her sun. Yes people, Japan is her sun(Like the sky sun)
As opposed to the ground-sun.
is because he always make her feel warm inside and safe.
And why is that again? You know, considering she’s a pink-haired neko girl, I don’t think he’d be too good about her…
It’s something that she says and I think it’s sweet. ^~^ And I kinda wanted to do something different with the blackdgorund like something mysterious,
but my sister was annoying me…so I couldn’t finished the background….. Yeah some you see the color purple because I was trying to do something new.
Yes, people I used a slightly style in to picture, I used a base for reference and a picture because I I wanted to give Japan a older-handsome look with a bit of anime-style like. (like I said before I just used the picture as reference, I drew Japan in my style slightly,you see see the differences)
Well I hope you like it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGEL!
and if you haters got hate!</small></small>
can we have a neko oc who isnt a country tag? and pink hair?
I’m not adding those tags because we already have non-nation and neko tags.
As for this OC, I think it’s obvious why it’s bad. She’s a pink-haired neko girl who doesn’t personify a nation, and was shipped with Japan for the sole sake of shipping her with Japan.
I’m not even sure that this OC is even a nation-tan, more than it is a multifandom/general OC created by the OC creator.
Which is only slightly comforting, all things considered.
Submitted by theghostninja:
Country’s Name: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Capital: Saint Pierre
Government: self-governing overseas connectivity
Human Name: Maurice Baston
Age Appearance: 15 (since he is still a territory. If that makes sense)
Hair Color: Short semi wavy brown hair
Eye Color: blue
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 126 lbs
Body Parts/Etc. Representing Part of Country? If so, List Them: (I am still working on it)
Personality: A hard worker, friendly,
Likes: Seafood (the local cuisne is seafood), being at sea, ice hockey, pelote
Dislikes: [A]ny temperature above 82 degrees (He prefers cold), being on land for too long, laziness,
Fears: Is afraid to lose the fishing industry on his island (its been going down hill for a while now), Afraid of another country taking him over again (The island went from England to France a bunch of times.)
Family: New France (Another oc i am making), France who is like a father figure to him and other french terriorties
Friends: Canada (I am working on that)
Potential Love Interest:
Pets: Risso’s dolphin named Remi and a Northern Gannet named Armand
Past Caretakers: France, England (The island went back and forth between the two many times)
Facts: One skirmish during ww2 was fought there. When France fell in 1940 the local governmental of Saint Perrier Miquelon supported Vichy. Which the people,Degaulle and the Free French did not approve of. So they along with the local people seized the lsland and made sure it was not under Vichy country. This did ruin the trust that FDR had for Degaulle.
Thanks for critiquing my oc
Well, you’ve obviously done research, and I know this is still under construction, but this seems very bare-bones to me. I’d add a history section/unified biography, rather than just a facts section.
As for his fears of having another country take over, I don’t think he needs to have those fears anymore, considering the Age of Imperialism has been over for a while.
Overall, this OC isn’t bad, it just needs improvement and development, which I’m sure you will provide as you continue to work on this OC.
Elena Vargas ((Vatican city))ItalyCiao. My name is Elena. I represent the Vatican City.
I’m unsure why.
I have two fratellos, but I mostly lived with Spain and Romano. Italy lived with Austria. I love playing music and making others happy. Even Spain. He seems sad sometimes.
-More About Elena-Elena has curly dark brown hair with a curl sticking out. She has brown eyes and pale skin. She has a strong sense of justice and loyalty, as well as bravery, which all three combined inspired her to work as a police officer.
And she does at the physical age of 16. Elena tries to enjoy life to the fullest and keep everyone happy. Unless they’re phyco cuzs she doesn’t know how to deal with them.
Her nicknames are Ellie and Ellen.
The fact that she apparently doesn’t know why she’s a representation killed me.