why do people even portray aph denmark as a super villain in a lot of fanfictions???? have you even seen how nice that dumbass is????
Let me explain you a thing. Sooo, Denmark’s kinda mellowed out now, but you know what he used to be? That’s right, a Viking. I mean, that’s not…
I know?? I roleplay as Denmark so I need to know the history. Denmark was a huge asshole, not only to his family, but to Estonia, Latvia and more. Fanfictions where he is a villain based on the history is fine and correct. I mean, I can’t say it’s wrong?
I was talking about “modern” fanfictions. Where he kidnaps, for example, Iceland or Norway and rape them in his house. Or Denmark making Finland cheat on Sweden to distroy Sweden and take over. I mean THOSE fanfictions. He may be an ass but he’s not a rapist or a life ruiner in that way, man. That’s what I meant.
It’s also important to note that ALL nations have done shitty things in the past, or have at least attempted it - some were just better at it than others, like, say, Denmark. But that doesn’t mean he’s any more of a “bad guy” than anyone else. By that logic all nations must be rampaging, oppressive, raping, murdering, conspiring, selfish arseholes. But they’re not, are they?
It’s been shown that many nations regret, or have learnt from their pasts. As their societies have moved on and morals have changed, so have they. They have all done bad things - and like people, what’s important is who they are /today/, not what they have done. If you look, Denmark’s character is a man who loves his family, generally gets along and is friendly with all nations, and is a socialist nation that takes care of his people.
Back in the day there was nothing wrong with vikings fighting or raiding. That’s who they were - their sense of morality and what is good and bad or right and wrong was /completely different to what we think today/. Good and bad are completely subjective!
Anyway, what I’m saying here is that it’s a complete cop-out to call Denmark the bad guy or to always portray him as such - or any Hetalia nation, for that matter. Sure, you can do it on occasion because they’ve all done it, but don’t make it everything that they are. It’s shallow and uninteresting and shows you give no real insight into just how deep and complex these characters can be.
contemplating the newest episode of hannibal and considering the chances of someone kidnapping me, injecting me with heroin, sewing me to someone else and pouring lacquer over my naked body to mould me into a human collage with forty-something other unfortunate souls