Hetalia Aph Spain Rant
I’m sorry to say I would highly disagree with Spain being a yandere. Yes many people like the idea of him being a yandere but I just can’t see him being a yandere at all. It just doesn’t match with whom he has worked up to be , his morals and personality.
Spain is a man who respects others. Yes he does sometimes make mistakes and invades others personal space but he can’t read the atmosphere well and is an oblivious ,laid back man. He is a very old country who cares deeply about true love and passion. With how long he has lived comes a good handful of wisdom and knowledge.
As all of you may know, Spain was not the man we all know and love today. He was a selfish, cold-hearted, arrogant, violent man with a short temper. I could understand if he was a yandere man before but not anymore. After the fall of his empire he was bound to come to the realization that what he was doing was wrong. He had the blood of thousands of people on his hands and the way he interpreted love and how he treated others.
No one can change quickly and easily. So of course he had to put a lot of effort into changing to be the man we all and know today. He had to understand and grasp what love really was. That love was something that good be either platonic or not. It’s a connection, and feeling of trust, understanding, and believing in one another. Love is allowing yourself to be who you really are to your significant other and learning to trust them without a doubt, knowing them like you know yourself and wanting stay with them forever. Through thick and thin, tough and gentle. Love is wanting to enjoy life with them, making life more bearable, showing them beauty and helping them achieve their goals.
Now that we understand why Spain is not a yandere let’s talk about why he isn’t a yandere for his significant other. Let go with Romano (because lets go with the most common ship for him)
Romano is the a part of Italy, Spain raised him and spoiled him rotten. Romano was always the one he wanted to protect, he took pride in him. He wasted every cent he had on spoiling him to the point where he had to wear rags because he could afford any clothes for HIMSELF. He never touched him in any way that would make him uncomfortable and was in general, the most supportive man there was around to Romano,even as a empire.
In modern times Spain tries to keep a strong connection with him and has long endless calls about his life. I have seen enough comic strips from Himapapa to understand that as long as Romano is happy and ok, Spain is content and happy with his life even if his life is crashing down. It reminds him that the world is still spinning and that the one he cares about is safe and happy.
Now.. Let’s explain what a yandere is. They are technically people who have gone so crazy with love that they are borderline crazy or are insane. They won’t let anything or anyone in there way and won’t hesitate to destroy or eliminate anyone in their way. They will even force their love onto the other person thinking they love them back or don’t care if the other doesn’t. They will try to make you fall in love with them.
Thinking about how Spain had practically asked Romano if he would marry him ,in a comic strip where Spain announced gay marriage legal, when he heard Romano’s response he took it as rejection and what did he do? How did he respond? He did nothing but cry and go complain to France. He didn’t press Romano to marry him or force anything in him, as a yandere would.
Many Hetalian’s I have seen have used the fact that Himapapa has confirmed that when Spain is drunk he becomes so scary that “-it’s enough to change even Sweden’s facial expression”
Um.. What?! Why are you using this as your evidence? You back up? Your support?! This does not in any way shape or form prove your point of him being a yandere. So yes he is an angry drunk and it’s absolutely terrifying but that doesn’t mean he is yandere. People tend to act as their minds without filters when they are drunk.
As said before Spain has taken a long time to change to who he is know and it can be quite a bizarre scene to see him upset. However that is completely normal for any human being. We all get mad and when we first see some we know mad for the first time, we all feel uncomfortable. It’s not something our mind is accustomed to seeing often.
Spain will have his moments where he can be angry and I will not standby and stay silent at the fact that people like to label Spain as something awful when he has worked hard to become such a wonderful and selfless man and yet is still struggling with his own problems.
Romano and Him would have a beautiful relationship. It might have started out rocky but it gradually became steady as they grew to know each other more than they thought they already knew.
They would have the kind of relationship where they wake up and Spain give Romano a morning kiss, Romano would roll his eyes and call him stupid, but Spain would know that Romano love him and that was just how Romano was to everyone. They would change each other for the better and help even each other burden. Their relationship might not be perfect or even normal compared to other relationships, but at the end of the day they would have a deep understanding for each other. They knew that the other only wanted the best for them and that they would protect and love each other forever.
They would show their love by small yet meaningful actions or even by giant damn parade with fireworks. Whatever it is, Spain is not a controlling yandere who would ever dream or dare to hurt Romano or anyone he lived and cared about.
You can not tell me that Spain would definitely be yandere anymore or now. You CAN tell me a had the possibility of being one back then, but until proven otherwise by the creator that Spain is some crazy, murder raging rapist, which I highly doubt it, you cannot not tell me this man can be a yandere. It’s just not even him. Don’t tell me about what people in history did. I want to know about HETALIA SPAIN
Hetalia is suppose to be something funny. A comedy version with stereotypes of countries yelling and acting stupid, it’s suppose to be something enjoyable and silly. Not something for us to take and destroy the characters personality and make them total jerks. I know we can all be better than this and make the characters beautiful and shine.
I have been apart of the Hetalia fandom for almost three whole years. I spent two of the three years trying to understand each character thoroughly enough before I ever try to label them as something so harsh.
I will not say that I am not guilty of the fact that I use to like the idea of Spain being a yandere, but that was my first year of being in Hetalia.
I now know better than to label someone something just because everyone else does before you really ever get to know them truly.
Thank you and goodbye*drops the mic*