Okay I don’t get the people who are like “OMG Feliciano’s so weak! He needs Ludwig to protect him! How cute!”
Feliciano may be one of the strongest characters I’ve come across. This may be me over analyzing, but I’m going to tell you why Feliciano Vargas is a strong man.
Okay there was the whole Turkey thing where he beat him up. There’s proof of physical strength. But what’s Feliciano good at? Emotional strength.
When he was at the human age of five, he dealt with so much. Think back to when you were five. I was still ripping hair bows out of my hair and throwing them on the ground angrily. That was my biggest problem. Feliciano’s? His grandfather passed away. The man who raised him, coddled him, made him feel special, and so much more.
Then, he gets won in a war and given to Austria (who did NOT abuse our boy but that’s another point). Austria then proceeds to give Veneziano’s older brother to Spain. Boom. Another family member lost. They even covered Feliciano crying over this fact and begging “don’t take away big brother.”
While at Austria’s house, Feliciano falls in love with another little boy there. It takes some time, but the feelings did develop. This boy was Holy Rome. What happened to Holy Rome? Well, several fans have their own opinions, but we’ll leave it at that he disappeared. How would you have felt if your first love dropped off the face of the earth, the death was pinned on an older brother figure, and you never saw them again? And you’re only five years old. It probably leaves a psychological scar.
He’s lost so many important people to him at just the age of five (to eight. Under the age of ten. He’d be an elementary schooler and picture one of them going through this stuff). This loss helped shape him into the man he is. Cautious, not weak. Manipulative, not hiding behind Germany.
Feliciano doesn’t want war because he doesn’t want anyone going through all of the pain he went through. Feliciano wants a strong bond with his brother, but it’s awkward because all of their lives they were never around each other (so don’t pull the “FELICIANO HATES LOVINO” stuff). Feliciano is a strong character because even with all of the bad things in his life, he still puts a smile on his face for everyone.
Because Feliciano is happy Italy. It’s expected of him. Its what he wants to give everyone. A reason to smile.
Because when everyone else is happy, so is he.