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Iceland (アイスランド)Nation’s name: Lýðveldið Ísland (Republic of Iceland)
Birthday: June 17th
National flower: White Dryas
Age: 16-17 (appearance)
Iceland is a nation in northern Europe who made his debut in the movie installment in the Hetalia franchise, “Ginmaku Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White.” He has short whitish-grey hair and blue eyes, which were changed to violet in later artwork, but remained as blue in the anime adaptation.
He apparently considers Norway to be “the home where his heart truly lies,” a reference to the fact that the first Icelandic people were Norwegian settlers. Norway was always like a brother to Iceland throughout the years, and after performing a DNA test, the two found out that they were actually blood brothers. It is because of this that the other Nordics constantly pester Iceland to affectionately call Norway “Onii-chan” (Big Brother), something that Iceland seems way too embarrassed to do.
He is described as being “cold on the outside, but hot on the inside.” Underneath his calm and cool exterior is a fiery and passionate young man. Because of this, he is often known as one of the strangest nations in Europe. It was said by Hidekaz Himaruya that Iceland tries to speak English whenever he can because he feels somewhat uncomfortable about his hard-to-understand native language and heavy accent. Lately he has caught a cold and is having financial problems, and for some reason, Russia has been helping him out. Because of this, he’s become very wary of Russia and his kindness.
He is often seen with a puffin, whose name was revealed to be “Mr. Puffin.” Mr. Puffin wears a pink bowtie, has a black belly (as shown in official artwork by Hidekaz Himaruya, but was changed to white in the anime adaptation), and acts and speaks like an Italian mobster.
Denmark and Finland's nickname for him is “Ice.”
Although his official human name has not been decided, Hidekaz Himaruya revealed in a blog post that he has considered “Egill,” “Eirikur,” “Emil,” “Sigurður,” and “Steilsson” as possible names.