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⌈ PLAYER SECTION ⌉

Player: Gil
Contact: PM to Fin’s account
Age: 25
Current Characters: N/A


⌈ CHARACTER SECTION ⌉

Character: Finland
Age: About 1000 years, appears to be in his early twenties
Canon: Axis Powers Hetalia
Canon Point: 19th Febuary 1940, just after hearing that Sweden’s King rejected the request for military help during the Winter War against Russia.
Background: Canon wiki
Wikipedia entry
More detail about his canon point (And the canon reference we have for the time period)

An account I wrote for a previous application combining the two. This is a complete history and goes past the canon point for him.

Personality:
Outwardly, Finland is always smiling, happy, bubbly and very, very talkative. He likes to keep the atmosphere light by making jokes or keeping up the conversation, but around people that unnerve him like Sweden he talks even more. There isn’t much of a filter between his brain and his mouth, though, so sometimes he comes out with things that might make him seem a little silly, and if he does he’ll light up like a candle, blushing darkly. This makes him pretty easily flustered, especially when he’s anxious or nervous, and he’s fidgety too. He’s generous and sweet, and keeps a large group of friends close to his heart, happiest when the people close to him are happy and well. He’s very aware of his feminine features, and finds it uncomfortable when people bring them up or when Sweden uses ‘wife’ to refer to him. While he’s generally comfortable with himself, he’s aware of the curve of his hips and his fair features and doesn’t like to have attention paid to them or to pay attention to them.

However, like all Nations, Finland has endured all kind of hardships in his long history. Of all of the Nordics, he’s said to have had the hardest life. For five hundred years, more or less, he was Sweden’s underling, and for another hundred after that he was Russia’s. It’s also rather telling that Finnish only became a national language equal to Swedish in 1863. Having only just gained his national independence, he’s fiercely protective of it, and although he has low self esteem for himself as an individual he’s incredibly proud of his people and culture. While he is very cheerful, he’s not child-like, and he can be serious if the situation calls for it. He’s mature beyond his apparent age (which isn’t surprising, given that there’s a thousand years between his apparent age and physical one, but he’s noted as mature where other, older, Nations aren’t and that is). All of these hardships have led him to be a hard worker, and he will work without complaint. He’s an excellent housekeeper, having been Sweden’s ‘wife’ for so long. Unfortunately he has a tendency to take tasks a little bit too seriously, such as the costume that he makes for Halloween 2011, where he goes very overboard in making a ghost pirate outfit, skull mask included. He also worries a lot for his friends, putting their well being before his own. The other side affect of being an underling for so long is that his sense of self worth isn’t what it should be, and he will put himself beneath others. He’s much better at this than he was when he was owned by other Nations, but between this and his need to look after others he’ll still put other people’s interests before his own. This applies only to his personal well being and not his well being as a Nation: for example, he’d give the last of his food to one of his citizens but he wouldn’t back down in a fight at a world meeting when it concerned the welfare of his people.

His experiences with war, famine and hardship have left him with a rock solid core. Although he is very affable and can endure a lot, he does have a breaking point. Push him past that and he will bite, and hard. No one expected him to last as long as he has in the Winter War – Russian troops were told to be careful not to accidentally invade Sweden as they swept across the country, but he stood firm. One of the easiest ways to get him to snap is to threaten his friends and somewhat family in the Nordics and Estonia. He’s very loyal, and he values loyalty in other people as well. This leads to him worrying a lot about the people that he cares about.

Of all of his features, though, his most noticeable is his quirkiness. He’s a huge sucker for cute things, like moomins and baby America, but his naming sense is appalling. He was designated designer when the Nordics were given roles (with Sweden as the maker, Denmark as the seller and Norway as the critic) but you’d better hope that one of the others comes up with the names. This is a Nation who tried to name his dog ‘Bloody Floweregg’ after all. He’s also in love with weird festivals, the stranger the better, although he also adores Christmas and works hard to make sure that it’s a good time for all of his friends and family. And never, ever let him cook. While he has all the technical abilities to make something wonderful, he has a habit of straying from the recipe, and adding something downright bizarre. If he offers you Salmiakki, don’t take it. He’s also a little too into his sports, especially if it comes with a chance to kick Sweden’s arse at ice hockey. Don’t sit close to him at a game.

In addition to all of this, and specific to the canon point that has been chosen, it must be remembered that he is coming from a war, and from a difficult period of time. Within living memory he’s been through famine, Russification, independence, a brutal civil war, and now the Winter War. Although he’s still as cheerful and bubbly on the outside, he’s mentally and physically exhausted, these events still affecting his lands and his people. This is something that he will recover from with time, especially with the physical link to his country being severed by the act of being in game (and by being taken away from the battlefield and allowed time to recover). He’s also more weary and jumpy than he would be at other points, expecting fights and for people to try and take him over again, which in turn makes him a little more aggressive than he would be normally. These aren’t so much parts of his permanent personality, but more of a reflection of the time that he’s coming from: something that will be noticeable when he first arrives but will fade (to different degrees; the aggressiveness will fade first as it’s less of a natural state for him and he instinctively trusts people, but the trauma of everything that’s happened will take longer to heal) so needs to be noted to explain the differences between how he’s played at first and how he normally is. The reason I chose that canon point knowing that it makes such a big difference to his personality is that it’s a moment of high emotion in his past as it’s the point where he realises that he will not be able to win the war and that it gives him the chance to evolve within game. From a modern canon point he’s a very balanced personality, already fully developed, and from an earlier canon point he’s still the property of other Nations, which stunts his personality a lot. (He’s also less chubby to start off with, but give him proper access to food and he’ll quickly sort that out!)

Abilities:
Like all nations, Finland is long-lived and hard to kill. He recovers quickly from physical harm and ages based on his country’s development rather than his physical age. Likewise, his health is dependent on his economic status rather than his physical well being. Nations catch a cold when there's a recession on but can physically exert themselves without negative side affects.

Physically, he’s stronger than he looks, and stronger than a human his size would be. He’s also a very good shot, specialising with a sniper rifle, and complimenting this he has better than normal vision. Although all Nations must be good with languages, Finland has had to deal with more than some. He has two national languages, Finnish and Swedish, and over the years Russian, French and Latin have also been important languages in his Nation.



It's also important to note that he acts as Father Christmas more than once in canon. While there are Nations that have magical powers, Finland isn't normally grouped with them and there's been nothing to suggest he can see Norway or England's fairy friends, so for the sake of applications I normally say that the magic is in the sleigh rather than in Finland himself. This means that without the sleigh he’s unable to fly or do whatever it is that allows him to deliver all the gifts in one night (not that won’t stop him from trying to spread cheer at Christmas!)

Other: I applied what was mentioned about using applicable historical fact into his history section.  I also intend for him to arrive with his sniper riffle and a pistol, as at the time that he's coming from he would have been keeping them close.  Both are slightly advanced for the setting, but still a way off modern arms.


⌈ SAMPLE SECTION ⌉

First Person Sample:

Test drive thread 1

Test drive thread 2

Both were started before I decided on a canon point, so consider them canon for about a month or so into game (but I was aiming for a more settled presence rather than an immediate reaction to the place anyway). If you'd prefer for me to write something up closer to his entrance let me know, but I wrote the third person to reflect that too.

Third Person Sample:

Standing in the queue to have his amulet checked, Finland turns the delicate item round his fingers. Thinner than they should be, but better than they had been at the beginning of the month when he first found himself in this strange place. It had been an odd month, but then what else could be expected? After three months of war through the dark depths of winter with Russia to be drawn into the summer of another world, well, he had suffered emotional whiplash almost as extreme as the sunburn he’d endured in the first week. It’s not even summer as he knows it, full of insects and a never setting sun, things that he now feels he doesn’t appreciate enough back home (although perhaps not the insects).

In short, now that the initial strangeness of it all is starting to wear off, he’s starting to become aware of the dull ache in his chest of homesickness. He’s suffered it before; he lived under other people’s roofs so often that there were tens of years where he barely set foot on his own soil. But then he was a part of those who owned them so in a way being with them was where he belonged. Even during that brief time of Swedish expansion, when they spent time in America and other places, attempting to build an empire to challenge the other Nations around them, he had still at least been on the same world as his people, not in the complete unknown. It gnaws at the back of his mind with every step, a bitter emptiness where there should be that constant buzz, that connection to his people.

Of course, often he now has the buzz of messages sent through the amulet instead, a harsher, more disruptive connection to the people around him.

It’s a good thing, he decides, as he watches the light play off the white gem that he continues to twist through his fingers. That reminder that he isn’t alone, that there are other people in the same situation as he is, taken from their homes and their families. They’ve been brought together and now they are stuck together, and he hopes that they can work together. And if they work together, he’s sure that they can not only improve their own situation, but the whole island. Especially with the way that emotion affects the island! Put like that, it’s really their duty to stay positive and work their hardest to repay the hospitality of the natives. If he has to be here, he’d rather leave knowing that he’s left it in a better state than when he arrived.

As the queue moves closer to where their amulets will be checked, mind cleared, he finally tucks the crystal back under his shirt, where it clinks against the silver cross that he always wears. Finland’s heart clenches, and paint peels on the wall beside him as it’s presence reminds him of the Nation that gave it to him and Sweden’s betrayal. He forces himself to swallow the emotion before it can do more damage to the building, bottling it down. To keep himself from dwelling on the confusion caused by Sweden’s official and unofficial reactions, he turns instead to the person behind him, greeting them with a friendly, cheerful smile as he initiates conversation.

“Do the queues always get this long?” He asks, genuine in his curiosity. Conversation is an instant way to leave his troubles back in his home world where they belong and to draw him back to the here and now, and it won’t be long until his happiness at finding a conversation partner creates a warm glow around him, the peeled paint slowly repairing itself.

Questions: None!

History

Jul. 22nd, 2014 10:56 pm
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Given the nature of Hetalia, this contains things that aren’t confirmed by canon, but are confirmed by history. These are marked in small text. Headcanon is marked in italics.

Finland in Hetalia
Finland in history from around the point when I think he was born

Finland’s early history is shrouded, like a lot of Nations. His first firm memories are of Sweden, and he was taken under his control in the 12th century. Sweden brought Christianity to Finland, and in the 13th century they became part of the Kalmar Union along with the rest of the Nordics.

For a short while there was relative peace, but Sweden and Denmark began to fight in the 14th century,and when Sweden left in 1523 Finland accompanied him, and they lived together for a long time after that. Sweden decided that Finland was his wife, and despite his protests to the contrary, Sweden adjusted his clothes to fit Finland, took partial control of Latvia and Estonia for Finland’s sake, and they adopted a dog together, who they named Floweregg (thanks to Finland’s naming sense). During the Polish-Swedish wars, Finland fought along side Sweden and was disappointed in one battle when Sweden decided to retreat after Finland talked about Lithuania tricking Prussia and beating him that way. Sweden was unable to tell Finland that part of the reason he retreated was to keep Finland safe.

Finland and Sweden tried to make a ‘holiday home’ in America when the continent was first colonised, and Finland was in fact the first one to spot the new Nation who would become the USA. Finland was worried for the boy even though he never actually got close to him. In fact, when Holland took the land from him, he was more concerned for the boy than for the loss of the land, accidentally letting France and England know about him, leading to the other two Europeans finding and eventually laying claim to America (fortunately for them, Finland failed to notice the similarities between himself and the boy).

In 1809 Finland left Sweden for the first time in 600 years to become a Grand Duchy under the Russian Empire. During the 100 or so years that he was with Russia, Finnish language and Finnish culture grew, with the publication of the Kalevala in 1835. Finland declared independence on December 6th 1917 following the Russian revolution, declaring that without the monarchy the treaty that tied Finland to Russia was void. Only a few months later a brief civil war broke out, which ended with Finland becoming a presidential republic.

He was neutral during WWI, but during WWII Russia turned his eyes towards him, having reclaimed the Baltic nations. As a new independent country, Finland worked hard to defend himself, though. Of all the European countries fighting, only Finland, England and Russia never had their capitals occupied.
Sweden helped as much as he could while maintaining his neutrality, taking Finland’s children and keeping them safe and providing him with what weapons and soldiers he could unofficially.

After WWII Finland was classed as a belligerent nation, and heavy war fines were imposed on him. However, unlike many, he was able to repay these years in advance, and he’s thrived in the modern age. Things are comfortable for him, and his home is generally regarded as a good place to live. He gets on well with Sweden and the rest of his family, and it's implied that he helps to look after Sealand and Ladonia at least part of the time, and Finland has been acting as Santa Claus for at least the last few years.
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The Basics
» BUSINESS NAME: Kuokkimajärvi
» OWNERS: Sweden ([personal profile] rules_the_north ), Norway ([personal profile] laukr ) and Finland ([personal profile] moimin_papa )
» CATEGORY: Farm
» DISTRICT: Out of the city/above the first district
» LOCATION: On the north coast of the inlet by the spa.
» DESCRIPTION: A small farm house, with a few fields that will be used for growing vegatables, grain, and as paddocks for grazing animals, a small greenhouse and a herb garden. 

EXTENDED PROFILE )
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OOC INFORMATION
Player: Gilbert
Age: 24
Personal Journal: [personal profile] dolthalion
Contact Info: [plurk.com profile] purplefluffychainsaw
Other Characters: Armin Arlert | [personal profile] rationalising


IC INFORMATION
Characters Name: Finland / Timo Väinämöinen
Age: About 1000 years old, appears to be around 20.
Canon: Axis Powers Hetalia
Canon Point: Date of acception/2013
Species: Nation
Gender: Male/Male
Orientation: Unknown. There is very little discussion about sexuality in Hetalia at all, and Finland doesn’t appear to show any interest in any of the other characters above what could be considered friendship. Although Sweden has been confirmed as having some kind of interest in Finland, nothing has been said about Finland’s response to that. While he doesn’t like being called his wife, he also appears to spend a lot of time with him post independence.

For the question of what gender would he feel more comfortable sharing a room with, he’s shared a bed with other men for at least a couple of hundred years, so he’d be more comfortable with that. If he’s placed with a woman (which is fine by me OOC) he’ll probably just get another bed unless he gets to know them well and they want to snuggle if he gets a snugly wife he’ll be happy

History: http://hetalia.kitawiki.net/index.php?title=Finland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Finland#Chronology_of_the_Finno-Ugric.2C_Finnic.2C_Indo-European_and_Germanic_languages_in_Finland
Appearance: Finland is a bit on the short side, at 170cm, with round features. He has a cheerful face, which is dominated by his big, purple eyes. His hair is a light blonde, and it’s fairly long, falling to about his ears.

http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/xmas2011/swww.jpg
http://hetalia.wikinet.org/wiki/File:Finland0.png

Personality: Outwardly, Finland is always smiling, happy, bubbly and very, very talkative. He likes to keep the atmosphere light by making jokes or keeping up the conversation, but around people that unnerve him like Sweden he talks even more. There isn’t much of a filter between his brain and his mouth, though, so sometimes he comes out with things that might make him seem a little silly, and if he does he’ll light up like a candle, blushing darkly. This makes him pretty easily flustered, especially when he’s anxious or nervous, and he’s fidgety too, although that can also be put down to the amount of coffee that he consumes. He’s generous and sweet, and keeps a large group of friends close to his heart, happiest when the people close to him are happy and well.

However, like all Nations, Finland has endured all kind of hardships in his long history. Of all of the Nordics, he’s said to have had the hardest life. For five hundred years, more or less, he was Sweden’s underling, and for another hundred after that he was Russia’s, so from a modern canon point he’s only been independent for just over a hundred years. It’s also rather telling that Finnish only became a national language equal to Swedish in 1863. So while he is very cheerful, he’s not child-like, and he can be serious if the situation calls for it. He’s mature beyond his apparent age (which isn’t surprising, given that there’s a thousand years between his apparent age and physical one, but he’s noted as mature where other, older, Nations aren’t and that is). All of these hardships have led him to be a hard worker, and he will work without complaint. He’s an excellent housekeeper, having been Sweden’s ‘wife’ for so long. Unfortunately he has a tendency to take tasks a little bit too seriously, such as the costume that he makes for Halloween 2011, where he goes very overboard in making a ghost pirate outfit, skull mask included. He also worries a lot for his friends, putting their well being before his own.

His experiences with war, famine and hardship have left him with a rock solid core. Although he is very affable and can endure a lot, he does have a breaking point, and push him past that and he will bite, and hard. No one expected him to last as long as he did in the Winter War – Russian troops were told to be careful not to accidentally invade Sweden as they swept across the country, but he stood firm. One of the easiest ways to get him to snap is to threaten his friends and somewhat family in the Nordics and Estonia. He’s very loyal, and he values loyalty in other people as well. This leads to him worrying a lot about the people that he cares about.

Of all of his features, though, his most noticeable is his quirkiness. He’s a huge sucker for cute things, like moomins and baby America, but his naming sense is appalling. He was designated designer when the Nordics were given roles (with Sweden as the maker, Denmark as the seller and Norway as the critic) but you’d better hope that one of the other comes up with the names. This is a Nation who tried to name his dog ‘Bloody Floweregg’ after all. He’s also in love with weird festivals, the stranger the better, although he also adores Christmas and works hard to make sure that it’s a good time for all of his family. And never, ever let him cook. While he has all the technical abilities to make something wonderful, he has a habit of straying from the recipe, and adding something downright bizarre. If he offers you Salmiakki, don’t take it. He’s also a little too into his sports, especially if it comes with a chance to kick Sweden’s arse at ice hockey. Don’t sit close to him at a game.

Abilities: Like all Nations, Finland is long-lived and hard to kill. He recovers quickly from physical harm and ages based on his country’s development rather than his physical age.

It’s never explained in detail, but he also has the ability to act as father Christmas. It could be that he has magical powers himself, or it could be that the powers are contained in the sleigh, but since other Hetalia characters do have magical powers it’s likely that Finland has the powers himself. However, he only ever uses them at Christmas so it might be that he’s unable to use them at any other time of the year.

Physically, he’s stronger than he looks, and stronger than a human would be. He’s also a very good shot, specialising with a sniper rifle. Although all Nations must be good with languages, Finland has had to deal with more than most. He has two National languages, Finnish and Swedish, and over the years Russian, French and Latin have also been important languages in his Nation, as well as English more recently.

Other:

SAMPLES
First Person: [Someone is really too cheerful for the night after a big party. But there’s a row of coffee cups on the sink behind him that might give some sort of hint as to how.]

Good morning! I hope everyone had a fun time last night. I love Halloween! Everyone’s costumes looked amazing and I loved seeing all of them and I wish I took more pictures!

But today is All Saint’s Day and at home it’s a day of remembrance. We’re separated from loved ones here and from their graves, but we can still remember them! I’m still going to light candles.

And that made me think, what other celebrations do people have at home? Are there things you do for All Saint’s Day or Halloween at home? Or Christmas! Advent is only a month away! Aren’t you excited? [Well, Finland clearly is.] I’ve got to start getting ready for it! But I was thinking that since people come from all over the world here – and from different worlds too – there’ll be all kinds of festivals that people know about that we don’t have at home and I want to hear about all of them! I’ll write them down so that other people can look as well if they want! That way if you have new friends from another world you’ll be able to look up the important days for them! ...I just hope everyone uses the same calendar. Or at least one similar enough… [This might be more difficult than he thought.]

Third Person: AU PSL, contains violence and sex.

This thread is probably a better example of Fin normally than the first one.

OTHER
Housing Request?: In with Sealand in 1402 if that’s possible!
Did you read the rules and FAQ?: Yes!
Would you like your application to be unscreened?: Yes.
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 AU Role: Research assistant / distant relation / family friend
AU History: Timo’s mother was a maid in the house of a Finnish lord who had married into Russian nobility. When it was discovered that she was pregnant she lost her job, but managed to get another as a housekeeper in their rarely used house in the Finnish countryside. Over their infrequent visits through his childhood it became more and more obvious that the master of the house was Timo’s father, the boy his splitting image. In his twelfth year he was formally acknowledged as the masters illegitimate son, and as such given the same education as his legitimate sons. Fortunately, his mother had already taught him his letters, so he wasn’t too far behind. He took to history, English and shooting like a duck to water, but his French, Latin and literature never caught up.

As he reached the end of his teens, the family struggled to work out what to do with him. Although he wasn’t a threat to the house as his father already had legitimate heirs older than him, he was in a tricky position. Even as an illegitimate child he had a social standing to uphold. A distant relationship with the Valdemar’s gave his father hope, and Timo was sent to help the Master with his research, to use the education that was given to him, with the hope that in England he’ll make a match above his status and thus be of use to his family that way. At least in the meanwhile he’s costing them little more than a reasonable yearly income, and he’s out of his father’s wife’s hair.
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OOC Information

Name: Gil
Age: 24
Characters already in game?: N/A
Contact: PMs to moimin_papa or plurk @ purplefluffychainsaw

IC Information

Name: Finland / Timo Väinämöinen
Canon: Axis Powers Hetalia
Canon Medium: Webcomic / manga / anime
Age: About 1000 years old, appears to be around 20.
Gender/ Sex: Male / Male

Canon History:
Canon Wiki
Wiki link to Finnish history from the point where he was born

Finland’s early history is shrouded, like a lot of Nations. His first firm memories are of Sweden, and he was taken under his control in the 12th century. Sweden brought Christianity to Finland, and in the 13th century they became part of the Kalmar Union along with the rest of the Nordics.

For a short while there was relative peace, but Sweden and Denmark began to fight in the 14th century, and when Sweden left in 1523 Finland accompanied him, and they lived together for a long time after that. Sweden decided that Finland was his wife, and despite his protests to the contrary, Sweden adjusted his clothes to fit Finland, took partial control of Latvia and Estonia for Finland’s sake, and they adopted a dog together, who they named Floweregg (thanks to Finland’s naming sense). During the Polish-Swedish wars, Finland fought along side Sweden and was disappointed when Sweden decided to retreat.

Finland and Sweden tried to make a ‘holiday home’ in America when the continent was first colonised, and Finland was in fact the first one to spot the new Nation who would become the USA. Finland was worried for the boy even though he never actually got close to him. In fact, when Holland took the land from him, he was more concerned for the boy than for the loss of the land, accidentally letting France and England know about him, leading to the other two Europeans finding and eventually laying claim to America (fortunately for them, Finland failed to notice the similarities between himself and the boy).

In 1809 Finland left Sweden for the first time in 600 years to become a Grand Duchy under the Russian Empire. During the 100 or so years that he was with Russia, Finnish language and Finnish culture grew, with the publication of the Kalevala in 1835. Finland declared independence on December 6th 1917 following the Russian revolution, declaring that without the monarchy the treaty that tied Finland to Russia was void. Only a few months later a brief civil war broke out, which ended with Finland becoming a presidential republic.

He was neutral during WWI, but during WWII Russia turned his eyes towards him, having reclaimed the Baltic nations. As a new independent country, Finland worked hard to defend himself, though. Of all the European countries fighting, only Finland, England and Russia never had their capitals occupied.

Canon Point: Current with this comic which takes place at some point during the winter war

This is the first of three wars that Finland fought during WWII and the first against Russia. To put it into context, this is at the end of a period of extreme hardship and furious struggles to become independent. During the 19th Century, Swedish-speaking nobles started to learn Finnish and Fennicise their names in order to promote Finnish language and culture. It’s easy to assume that Finland’s ‘human’ surname comes from this period, given that it’s the name of the first man in the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic that inspired the language strife. For him, this was a time of great pride, and of great growth and he would have enjoyed it a lot.

However, Russification began at the end of the century, intensifying in the first decade of the twentieth century. Finland had been relatively free under the Swedish empire for the century that he had belonged to him, but under the new rules a fair amount of his autonomy was taken away, forcing him to use Russian language, money and stamps, as well as the Orthodox Russian Church. Although many measures were held back during WWI, rumours spread in Finland that Russia was planning to complete the Russification of Finland when he could. During the Russification, the elation of the Finnisication would have very much faded for Finland, and things became harder. Russia kept a closer eye on him, trying to quash any attempts for independence, making life tough.

The Russian revolution changed all of that, and Finland jumped at the chance for independence. Having independence was a big deal for him, the first time since he was a small child. But it didn’t go well. Without the financial support of the Russian Empire, things were tough, and just over a month after independence his civil war started. For any Nation, a civil war is an awful time, but Finland’s was particularly bloody and brutal. It was fought between the Reds, social democrats supported by the Soviet Republic, and the Whites, the more conservative senate, which received assistance from the German empire. 37,000 people died, but only 10,000 on the battlefield, as both parties utilised terror campaigns and prison camps where the conditions were appalling. Although the Red party lost the war, no peace treaty was ever signed, and the war left the country, and it’s Nation, a mess. It took until 1925 for Finland to recover to pre-war levels.

And then, of course, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed, leaving Finland in the Soviet sphere of interest, essentially the agreement of Nazi Germany not to do anything if the Soviet Union invaded him. Which, after annexing Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and some others, he promptly did. But Finland had fought hard for his independence, and after most of his history serving as an underling there was no way that he was going to bend over and just let the Soviet Union reclaim him. He fought back, and he fought back hard, proving just how tough he really was. And it’s during this fight that he’ll be taken from, full of pride and fight and independence, but also weary from a long century of conflicting pride and hardship, of taking one step forward and two steps back.

Powers: Like all Nations, Finland is long-lived and hard to kill. He recovers quickly from physical harm and ages based on his country’s development rather than his physical age.  None of this will be applicable in the game, but for reference, bruises would take less than a day to heal, small cuts 24 hours to go entirely, and a deadly wound might take a week to disappear entirely.  Age wise, events like gaining independence would make him age more dramatically, but the industrial revolution would have aged a lot of Nations as well.  it also means that things like economical downturns give him cold like symptoms, but he can't catch human diseases such as an actual cold or the flu.

It’s never explained in detail, but he also has the ability to act as father Christmas. It could be that he has magical powers himself, or it could be that the powers are contained in the sleigh, but since other Hetalia characters do have magical powers it’s likely that Finland has the powers himself. However, he only ever uses them at Christmas so it might be that he’s unable to use them at any other time of the year.

Physically, he’s stronger than he looks, and stronger than a human would be. In this setting, that would be diminished to just being stronger than he looks. He’s also a very good shot, as a Nation specialising with a sniper rifle, but as a human more used to hunting than fighting. He’s good with languages, speaking a mixture of Finnish, Swedish and Russian from birth. Since being taken on by his family he’s also been taught English, French and Latin, none of which he took to particularly well, but he’s been studying English further since he agreed to move there.

Personality: Outwardly, Finland is always smiling, happy, bubbly and very, very talkative. He likes to keep the atmosphere light by making jokes or keeping up the conversation, but around people that unnerve him like Sweden he talks even more. There isn’t much of a filter between his brain and his mouth, though, so sometimes he comes out with things that might make him seem a little silly, and if he does he’ll light up like a candle, blushing darkly. This makes him pretty easily flustered, especially when he’s anxious or nervous, and he’s fidgety too, although that can also be put down to the amount of coffee that he consumes. He’s generous and sweet, and keeps a large group of friends close to his heart, happiest when the people close to him are happy and well.

However, like all Nations, Finland has endured all kind of hardships in his long history. Of all of the Nordics, he’s said to have had the hardest life. For five hundred years, more or less, he was Sweden’s underling, and for another hundred after that he was Russia’s. From the Winter War, he had been independent for less than 25 years. It’s also rather telling that Finnish only became a national language equal to Swedish in 1863. So while he is very cheerful, he’s not child-like, and he can be serious if the situation calls for it. He’s mature beyond his apparent age (which isn’t surprising, given that there’s a thousand years between his apparent age and physical one, but he’s noted as mature where other, older, Nations aren’t and that is). All of these hardships have led him to be a hard worker, and he will work without complaint. He’s an excellent housekeeper, having been Sweden’s ‘wife’ for so long. Unfortunately he has a tendency to take tasks a little bit too seriously, such as the costume that he makes for Halloween 2011, where he goes very overboard in making a ghost pirate outfit, skull mask included. He also worries a lot for his friends, putting their well being before his own.

His experiences with war, famine and hardship have left him with a rock solid core. Although he is very affable and can endure a lot, he does have a breaking point, and push him past that and he will bite, and hard. No one expected him to last as long as he did in the Winter War – Russian troops were told to be careful not to accidentally invade Sweden as they swept across the country, but he stood firm. One of the easiest ways to get him to snap is to threaten his friends and somewhat family in the Nordics and Estonia. He’s very loyal, and he values loyalty in other people as well. This leads to him worrying a lot about the people that he cares about.

Of all of his features, though, his most noticeable is his quirkiness. He’s a huge sucker for cute things, like moomins and baby America, but his naming sense is appalling. He was designated designer when the Nordics were given roles (with Sweden as the maker, Denmark as the seller and Norway as the critic) but you’d better hope that one of the other comes up with the names. This is a Nation who tried to name his dog ‘Bloody Floweregg’ after all. He’s also in love with weird festivals, the stranger the better, although he also adores Christmas and works hard to make sure that it’s a good time for all of his family. And never, ever let him cook. While he has all the technical abilities to make something wonderful, he has a habit of straying from the recipe, and adding something downright bizarre. If he offers you Salmiakki, don’t take it. He’s also a little too into his sports, especially if it comes with a chance to kick Sweden’s arse at ice hockey. Don’t sit close to him at a game.

AU Role: Research assistant / distant relation / family friend
AU History: Timo’s mother was a maid in the house of a Finnish lord who had married into Russian nobility. When it was discovered that she was pregnant she lost her job, but managed to get another as a housekeeper in their rarely used house in the Finnish countryside. Over their infrequent visits through his childhood it became more and more obvious that the master of the house was Timo’s father, the boy his splitting image. In his twelfth year he was formally acknowledged as the masters illegitimate son, and as such given the same education as his legitimate sons. Fortunately, his mother had already taught him his letters, so he wasn’t too far behind. He took to history, English and shooting like a duck to water, but his French, Latin and literature never caught up.

As he reached the end of his teens, the family struggled to work out what to do with him. Although he wasn’t a threat to the house as his father already had legitimate heirs older than him, he was in a tricky position. Even as an illegitimate child he had a social standing to uphold. A distant relationship with the Valdemar’s gave his father hope, and Timo was sent to help the Master with his research, to use the education that was given to him, with the hope that in England he’ll make a match above his status and thus be of use to his family that way. At least in the meanwhile he’s costing them little more than a reasonable yearly income, and he’s out of his father’s wife’s hair.

Samples

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PLAYER INFORMATION
PLAYER: Gil
ARE YOU AT LEAST 14 YEARS OLD?: Ten years over that, yes
IF UNDER 18 YEARS OLD, PLEASE STATE YOUR AGE: See above
CONTACT: PM Fin’s account
PERSONAL JOURNAL: [personal profile] dolthalion 
CHARACTERS PLAYED: N/A


CHARACTER INFORMATION
NAME: Finland / Timo Väinämöinen
CANON: Axis Powers Hetalia
CANON REFERENCE: http://hetalia.wikinet.org/wiki/Finland
AGE: 17
GENDER: Male
YEAR IN SCHOOL/FACULTY POSITION: Student, grade 11? I’m unfamiliar with the American system, so correct me if I’m wrong.

APPEARANCE: Timo is a bit on the short side, at 170cm, with round features. Even at 17, it looks like he’s yet to hit the main onslaught of puberty; he still has puppy fat on his cheeks, and he’s shorter than his peers. Most people assume that he’s a good few years younger than he is, even though he can act much older. He has a cheerful face, which is dominated by his big, unnaturally purple eyes, the only outward sign of his mutations. His hair is a light blonde, and it’s fairly long, falling to about his ears. Generally he can be said to dress like an old man, in worn dress trousers, plain shirts and knitted jumpers, all second hand in some form or another or hand knitted by his mum. His beret, which he wears more often than not outside, was a good luck charm from his granddad when he left for the institute, and the one new thing he does own is a silver cross, given to him by Björn that he wears always, though he normally tucks it under his shirt.

PERSONALITY: There’s no denying that Timo is cute, and he looks younger than he is which doesn’t help. He’s always smiling and happy, despite the fact that it’s been said that he’s had hardest life of all his friends, and he’s always there to help those around him. He’s joking and talkative around his friends, but especially around those who unnerve him, like Björn, babbling a little to hide his nervousness. Sometimes he speaks without really thinking about it. He treats everyone with the same love and respect, no matter who or what they are, with no change for gender, sexuality, race, or religion. He will talk to anyone and does his best to make everyone feel happy.

Timo likes to have a large group of friends around him and he will do his best to stay close to all of them, remembering little details and always there to lend a hand or a listening ear. He’s honest, trusting and loyal and he values these attributes in other people too. In a way, he’s naïve, despite his experience of the world, in that he will always assume the best of people. He’s simplistic, as well, savouring the little things in life. He loves his friends and his little family, and he gets a lot of joy from giving presents to as many people as possible at Christmas.

Surprisingly, he’s stronger than he looks, both in mind and in body. He was capable of withstanding impressive temperatures in the saunas before his powers developed, and physically he’s used to doing all the heavy lifting around the house, so there’s a solid layer of muscle under his puppy fat. Protective of his friends and family, one of the few ways to get on his bad books is to hurt them. He’s a hard worker and very determined, and if hard work could solve all problems then he’d have none. Once he starts a project, Timo will work and work until he is satisfied with it, and he’ll take things a little bit too seriously too, going far over board with costume parties or dares.

Timo is also a big sucker for anything cute, like moomins and children. He has an artistic streak, and he’s always doodling cute little figures in his notebooks. He enjoys family life and prefers to be kept busy. He’s also a big fan of sports, skiing and ice hockey in particular. He can get a little too competitive when it comes to them – you don’t want to be the opposing side to his hockey team.

POWERS/ABILITIES: By holding his hands out in front of himself, Timo can manifest and fire bullets of ice. With concentration and practice he’ll be able to manipulate the size and hardness of the ice, ranging from about the size of this o, to just under the size of a fist, and from soft enough to melt on contact, to hard enough to break skin. The bigger the bullet, the harder it will be to make it harder, to the point where most large bullets will be more like well packed snowballs than an actual bullet. He has to manifest the bullet before he can fire it, so it depends on the size as to how many he can shoot in a minute. The smallest size he can shoot about 30/minute, and the largest size 1/minute, but it’ll take practice to achieve this.

Like with a real gun, there’s kickback from firing, the harder and larger the bullet, the more kickback, to the point where he could potentially dislocate his shoulder if he went past his limits. There’s also a limit in range, though this is something else that practice will reduce. The maximum range that he’ll ever be about to achieve is about 250m. His aim is entirely down to human skill, but as he has a good eye to begin with it won’t be that much of an issue for him (though with practice, again, he will get better). Obviously, the further he’s aiming for, the worse his aim will get. Manifesting bullets is physically and mentally tiring, so that he wouldn’t be able to maintain his maximum/minute for more than five minutes in a row, no matter how much training he does. It won’t take him too long to recover, though (as long as he doesn’t injure himself with the kickback), so that he could probably manage two of these short bursts in an hour over ten hours without any lasting difficulties. His hands are also sensitive to heat (which is not just a very good excuse to not do the washing up): anything above body temperature will start to burn him, so he has to be careful when handling hot dishes or in the bath. The biggest difficulty this causes him is in the sauna, something he’s not willing to give up, but that he can no longer enjoy to the extent that he once did.

(Based around this: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Bullet_Projection )

AU HISTORY: Timo was born into a happy, but poor family, the only child of Elias and Sofia Väinämöinen. Even with both parents working, there was often little to go round, and by the time Timo was seven, Elias had had enough, and he simply didn’t return from work one day. Sofia waited six months for her husband to return, but unable to make rent by herself she eventually returned to live with her father, Aleksi in Turku. Aleksi adored and doted on his grandson, and while there was still little to go around, at least they were surviving.

Friendly and open, Timo settled into his new school easily. However, he surprised everyone by befriending the next new boy that arrived, despite his terrifying persona. Timo had decided that no one deserved to be alone, and so latched onto Björn. Apparently opposites attract, and Timo found himself all too easily filling the spaces left by Björn’s silence with his own chatter, and good intentions put aside, once he got to know the other boy better he admired his loyalty and quiet strength.

By this point, Aleksi was starting to get too old to keep up with Timo’s energy, so Sofia was glad to let Timo spend more and more time with Björn after school to give her father more of a break while she was at work. When Timo was invited to go with Björn to visit his half brother over summer she was delighted that Timo would finally get to have a summer trip of the kind that she’d never be able to afford for him, and quickly agreed to it. Timo, of course, was just happy to be able to spend more time with his friend.

However, Timo hated seeing Björn and his brother fight, scalding both of them like a mother hen, and when Björn took off after one bad one, Timo was right behind him. He scaled him, of course, but the consequent bicycle trip across Sweden and Finland to get home is one of his most precious memories. He did miss the summer trips over the next few years, but not as much as he missed Björn when his mother decided to move, even though they still met up in the summers.

To bring a little more money into the family and to fill up the gap left by Björn’s absence, Timo took on a waiting job after school and on weekends. It wasn’t well paid, but at least it meant that he was feeling productive, and his tips paid for frequent letters to his friend, and occasionally some sweets or gifts. He first noticed his sensitivity to heat developing late one night when he’d stayed late to help clean up. Taking a hot plate from the dishwasher to start putting them away, he yelped and dropped it, fingers already blistering. Oddly enough, though, his arms were fine with the heat, and after further similar incidents, the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with him.

Timo put it out of his mind and continued as best he could. However, all of that changed on the day that he first shot a bullet accidentally, just holding his hands together as he usually did, waiting for the bus to take him home. He was enthused by his new talent, taking time out for target practice, but Sofia was more weary and less trusting than her son, and she’d seen what had happened to other mutants in the past. It was she who arranged Timo’s place at the institute, and though he hated the idea of leaving his family and his home, he wanted to learn how to control it.

SAMPLE
1ST PERSON SAMPLE:
Does anyone know the best way to send letters from here? I need to send a letter home to Mom and my Granddad and I’m not exactly sure how it works. I mean, it’s probably more or less the same as at home, but I’d like to know just to make sure! I know I could send them an email, but it’s not the same as getting a letter, right? Besides, I can send them some sweets and things this way!

Oh, and one other thing! Is there a hockey team here at all? Because I’d really like to start playing again. I’ll try not to put anyone in hospital this time.

THIRD PERSON SAMPLE:
Timo played with the cross around his neck as he tucked his legs up. He’d flown plenty of times before, but rarely alone, and certainly not this far. This time, though, there was no summer holidays waiting on the other side, nor was there his mother and grandfather, waiting to welcome him home with open arms, this was him flying towards a new life entirely. By accepting this part of him, there would be no turning back. But, he had reasoned, leaving it uncontrolled would just end up in disaster, and at least by controlling it he might actually be some help to someone.

“Would you like anything to drink?”

Timo glanced up at the stewardess who had dragged him out of his thoughts, and it took him a moment to process what she’d said in her cheerful, American accent. But he needed to get used to this as well, didn’t he? It was just as well that he’d been taught English in school, and already being bilingual had taken it on fairly easily. That didn’t mean that he’d had enough practice to be comfortable, unlike his Swedish. “Do you have any water?” He finally replied, giving her a smile, and her smile brightened more, relaxing him.

“Sure do, sweetie! What’s a kid like you doing, flyin’ out on your own anyway?” She asked as she poured him his drink.

So used to being called a kid, Timo glossed over that. “I’ve got a place in a school in America.” He took his drink as she held it out to him, sipping from it.

“Well that’s great! If you need anything at all, just wave me over, all right? Will you be all right when we land? Is someone meeting you?”

Now that was a bit of an underestimation of his abilities, and Timo smiled a little in amusement. “I’ll be all right, thank you. I know where I’m going, and I’m older than I look.” He caught her disbelieving look, and pulled out his passport. “I’m 17, see?” He said, pointing his birth date out for her.

“Oh, I’m sorry, hun!”

Timo shook his head, his smile staying. “Everyone thinks I’m younger.” He would have quite happily kept her chatting, but he realised that she had a job to do. “Thank you, anyway.”

“It’s fine! And the offer still stands!” She said, before she moved on, leaving Timo to sit back in his seat. He actually felt rather better about himself. He’d managed his first conversation in English out of school fine (or mostly fine), and he’d found a friend for the trip. Yes. This would go well. He’d be fine.

Amat app

Jul. 20th, 2012 06:53 pm
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CHARACTER

» Name:  Finland / Timo Väinämöinen

» Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia

» Reference: http://hetalia.wikinet.org/wiki/Finland

» Canon Point:  Early 1940, towards the end of the Winter War.

» Gender:  Male/Male

» Age: About 1000 years old, appears to be around 20.

» Orientation:  Unknown.  There is very little discussion about sexuality in Hetalia at all, and Finland doesn’t appear to show any interest in any of the other characters above what could be considered friendship.  Although Sweden has been confirmed as having some kind of interest in Finland, nothing has been said about Finland’s response to that.  While he doesn’t like being called his wife, he also appears to spend a lot of time with him post independence.

» Personality: There’s no denying that Finland is cute, and there’s very little about his outward appearance that gives away his real age.  He’s always smiling and happy, despite the fact that it’s been said that he’s had hardest life of all the Nordics, and he’s always there to help those around him.  From this point in time he’s a little less smiling than usual, having just come through independence, civil war, and then war in quick succession, but he still keeps positive.  He’s joking and talkative around his friends, but especially around those who unnerve him, like Sweden, babbling a little to hide his nervousness, like when they leave Denmark’s house and he says out loud that he’s anxious and then realises that that could make it seem that he’s anxious because of Sweden and has to backtrack.  Sometimes he speaks without really thinking about it. He treats everyone with the same love and respect, no matter who or what they are, with no change for gender, sexuality, race, or religion. He will talk to anyone and does his best to make everyone feel happy. 

Finland likes to have a large group of friends around him and he will do his best to stay close to all of them, remembering little details and always there to lend a hand or a listening ear.  In particular, he’s good friends with Estonia, to the extent that Sweden once claimed partial control over him for Finland’s sake.  His relationship with Sweden is a little bit more complicated; Sweden scares him, but despite that, he stays with him, not only while he’s under his control, but in the future as well, and he worries about Russia finding out that Sweden secretly sends planes and weapons in the Winter war.

He’s honest, trusting and loyal and he values these attributes in other people too.  In a way, he’s naïve, despite his experience of the world, in that he will always assume the best of people.  He’s simplistic, as well, savouring the little things in life.  He loves his friends and his little family, and he gets a lot of joy from giving presents to as many people as possible at Christmas.  In the past, he’s acted as Father Christmas, delivering gifts all over the world, making sure that as many people as possible have a good time.

Surprisingly, he’s stronger than he looks, both in mind and in body.  He thought at Sweden’s side and for himself, and was one of the few Nations that came through WWII without their capital being conquered.  He’s capable of withstanding impressive temperatures in the saunas.  Protective of his friends and family, one of the few ways to get on his bad books is to hurt them.  He’s a hard worker and very determined, and if hard work could solve all problems then he’d have none.  Once he starts a project, Finland will work and word until he is satisfied with it, and he’ll take things a little bit too seriously too, like his costume for Halloween 2011.

Finland is also a big sucker for anything cute, like moomins and baby America.  He’s said to be the most creative of the Nordics, designing things for Sweden to make and Denmark to sell (and Norway to critic).  He enjoys family life and prefers to be kept busy.  He’s also a big fan of sports, skiing and ice hockey in particular.  He can get a little competitive when it comes to them.

» Appearance: Finland is a bit on the short side, at 170cm, with round features.  He has a cheerful face, which is dominated by his big, purple eyes. His hair is a light blonde, and it’s fairly long, falling to about his ears. 

http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/xmas2011/swww.jpg

http://hetalia.wikinet.org/wiki/File:Finland0.png

» Suitability: N/A

SAMPLES

» "amatomnes" First-Person Network Entry:  [Finland’s been playing with his device for a while, curiously prodding it to try and work out what it does.  It’s been on voice function for a while, but it’s not recording much aside from little hums of surprise and clicks as he fiddles with it, flicking through the functions.  When he turns video on, though, he yelps in surprise and stares at his image for a while before realising he still has it upside down and turning it round.]

…Transmitting…  is this on a network?  Can anyone hear me?  Boss?  [All right, it’s fairly unlikely that what ever this is, his boss will have one, and a faint blush colours his cheeks.]

If this is transmitting, I seem to have gotten a bit lost.  I need to get back to Finland.  As soon as possible.  [He fidgets uncomfortably.  Despite his military uniform, he doesn’t seem to have much of a military attitude.]  I realise that that might cause some problems… I don’t know exactly where this is, or how I got here, but it’s really important that I get home quickly.

[Reaching up, he fiddles with the collar around his neck.]  I need to get this off too.  Now.  [He attempts to look scary, trying to copy Sweden’s familiar glares, but really, he just doesn’t have the face for it.]  I don’t know what joke someone’s trying to play, but I’m independent now and this is not funny.  Tell me how to get it off and I won’t declare war against you!  [He means to end the transmission there, at the end of the threat, but he’s forgotten which button he needs to press, and he has to fiddle around before he finally finds it, cutting off a triumphant ‘ahah!’]

» "amatomneslogs" Third-Person Prose Entry: 

Finland wakes from his comfortable doze with a start.  He’s been half awake for a while, but his blissful reverie has been shattered by a sudden realisation.  Something’s wrong.  Or, more to the point, something is right.  It’s not just that the endless echo of gunfire has ceased, or the warmth of the silken sheets he’s wrapped in, a luxury he hasn’t experienced for many years.  Nor is it the warm breeze, and that he can’t smell iron or snow.  It’s the lightness of his body.  The aches and pains of war seem to have vanished, or at least have been replaced with a pleasurable softness that brings a dark blush to his cheeks.  It’s a sensation that still makes him squirm with embarrassment, and he almost turns to hide his face in the pillows, but he’s worried about making a mess in whoever’s bed he’s in, because what ever happened last night, he can still feel the evidence over his hips and stomach.  Instead he sits up, letting the sheets fall around his waist, and he glances around curiously.  This doesn’t look like any Nation’s bedroom that he’s ever seen.  It looks southern European, but how could he have ended up there with the war going on?

It’s comforting to see his uniform neatly folded on the chair, his rifle propped up beside it.  Even his beret is there, and as he reaches over for the familiar hat he dislodges something from on top of it.  Finally sliding out of bed he has to scrabble to retrieve it, and when he does he peers at it, confused. It looks like some kind instrument, but as he runs his thumb over it, it lights up and he jumps, surprised.  Well.  He hadn’t expected that.  He’s still not sure what it is, but he sets it aside, because moving alerted him to the other new addition.

Standing up properly now, he wraps the sheet around himself for modesty’s sake, and then heads towards the mirror.  The collar is unwanted, and he runs his fingers around it, exploring, looking for the seam on the pale leather, and frowning when he can’t find it.  Sliding his fingers under it, he pulls on it, as roughly as he dares, and frowns when it doesn’t even budge.  A faint edge of panic makes him pull on it again.  He’s only just claimed his freedom; he doesn’t want to be owned again!  Not after fighting so long and so hard.  There’s no point panicking too much, though, he tells himself, trying to calm down.  That won’t help anyone.  He’ll clean up; probably the bed as well as himself, get dressed, and then try and find help.  Perhaps that way he’ll find out what actually happened as well, because the fact that he can’t remember how he ended up here worries him as well.  There has to be someone who can help, right?  As long as he can get back home as soon as possible.  With Russia pushing deeper and deeper into his territory, he really can’t waste any time here.  He needs to get home.

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character name; Finland / Timo Väinämöinen / Moss (Hidden By Gods only)
character's canon; Axis Powers Hetalia
timeline; Modern Day, from June 2012 (HBG) /Early 1940, towards the end of the Winter War (Amat)

out of character;



「Backtagging?」
Definitely. I backtag all the time; consider this a warning.
「Threadhopping?」
If the situation is suitable (ie, not in private logs)
「Comments in Subject line?」
Sure
「Is there anything you do not want mentioned around this character? || Fourth Wall Breakage?」 
I think anything goes.
「Offensive subjects?」
I'm not a massive fan of gore.

in character;



「Hugging this character」 Yes!
「Kissing this character」 
Go ahead, but don't necessarily expect a positive response.
「Flirting with this character」
He won't even notice
「Fighting with this character?」
Fine
「Punching this character (provided they can fight back)?」
As above
「Injuring/killing/etc. this character?」
No deaths, and no godmodding. Please discuss with me before hand? I'm happy for it to happen, but I want to be able to plot things properly
「Using telepathy/mind reading abilities on this character?」
That's fine
「Triggers?」
None.
「Medical info?」
He's a Nation, so he heals quickly and immortal
「Using magic on this character?」
it's nothing he hasn't dealt with before, however, he has no magical abilities of his own, so little defence against it.
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Player
Name: Gilbert
Preferred Pronoun: He/him/his
Contact: [plurk.com profile] purplefluffychainsaw or PM

Character
Name: Finland/Timo Väinämöinen
Canon: Axis Powers Hetalia
AU: N/A

Pull-point: 21st Feb 1940; just after Sweden refused to give him aid in the Winter War

Age: About 1000 years old, appears to be in his early twenties

Gender/Sex: Male/male

Appearance: 170/5'7".  Ear length blonde hair and purple eyes.  Has energetic mannerisms and wears his emotions on his sleeve, but in serious circumstances is more poised and has more of a warrior's stance.
Image under cut! )

History: Canon wiki
Actual wiki
Finland was born about 1000AD, and as small and powerless Nation it was inevitable that he'd be taken over by one of his more powerful neighbours.  Sweden was the one who won him, and Finland lived with him for the next 500 years through the Kalmar Union with the other Nordics, setting up their own house (and adopting a dog), and Sweden's rise to power.  During Sweden's fall from grace, Russia turned his sights back to Finland and Finland ended up going to stay at his house for a little while.  However, things fell foul when Russia started to force Russification on Finland, and after the Russian Revolution, Finland declared that without the monarchy their agreement was void and set himself up as his own Nation for the first time.  He escaped being dragged into WWI, but Russia turned his attention back to him in the early years of WWII and Finland found himself holding off one of the most powerful Nations on earth... and actually managing to hold his own.  By the time February came round, though, he was starting to struggle, and he turned back to Sweden for aid, only for Sweden to refuse it in the pursuit of neutrality, leaving Finland with the inevitability of having to negotiate peace with Russia.

Personality: Cheerful, bubbly and bright.  He enjoys being around people, and cares a lot about people too, and he's also pretty touchy feely.  He puts a lot of effort and energy into keeping his friends and acquaintances happy.  Coffee is his one true love, when he can get hold of it, but his tastes are rather eccentric to say the least and he cooks the most absurd combinations known to man.  He's also fond of anything quirky or cute and likes learning about celebrations from other cultures.  However, despite all this he's intensely and fiercely protective and loyal and a surprisingly fierce fighter: do not get on his bad side.

Abilities: As a Nation, Finland can't die unless there's no one that considers themselves Finnish any more.  Deadly injuries will put him out of action for a while but he will recover.  His health is linked to his economy - when the economy is bad Nations get colds.  He's obviously immortal and his ageing is linked to the state of his state.  He heals much faster than a human would.

Specific to Finland himself: he's much stronger than he appears.  He's also an incredibly good shot, primarily with firearms, but we know he's used a spear before and it's easy to assume that he used a bow in between as well.  He can also use knives and a sword, and is an excellent rider.  Language wise, he knows Finnish, Swedish, Russian and French, and can understand/get by in Danish and Norwegian.  He's been trying to learn enough German to get by in the politics of the day.

Inventory: WWII era sniper rifle and enough ammunition/powder for 30 shots and a WWII pistol and enough ammunition/powder for 20 shots.  Snow shoes and a camouflage cloak.  A flask of homebrew.

Anything else: In canon, Finland acts as father Christmas.  For the sake of RP I say that the magic is held within the sled rather than something that Finland can do on himself as it's unconfirmed in canon, so in game without the sled he won't be able to cross the world in a night.

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