Autistic Germany...? In what way? Sorry, it's just this is the second time I've heard of this headcannon and I'm curious about the reasoning behind it.
Well im definitely not an expert on the autistic spectrum so anyone correct me or add more detailed hcs if you feel these dont fit!
sometimes autism prevents people from understanding auditory cues, and this could mean that it’s difficult to understand jokes, sarcasm, or other social interactions. Germany in this case i feel fits pretty well. In a lot of cases he doesn’t seem to understand right away why other nations say certain things, and this is especially shown in his interactions with Prussia. For example i linked a comic strip yesterday of Prussia telling Germany he would be good at playing the flute and when Germany said he barely knows how to play, Prussia responded with something like “You’re my little brother, so of course you have to be good at the flute!”, seemingly a joke, and Germany did not understand why Prussia would use that reasoning. He’s shown as not understanding most of Prussia’s jokes throughout the manga and anime tbh.
I’ve also noticed potential stimming and sensory overload! I actually made a silly post a while ago asking why Germany likes to squeeze heads (or anything really), or specifically Italy’s head, when frustrated. Someone told me that it’s a stim and tbh I agree 👍. With the sensory overload part, I read that it happens around crowded areas because sometimes a person will process too much sensory information and it becomes too much; suddenly bright lights and noises will bother them. One example I can think of right now was the scene in Paint it White where all the nations are arguing and Germany is extremely frustrated. You could say that he might have experienced overstimulation; the noise of everyone arguing bothered him a lot and provoked him to shout and slam his hand on the desk. After his shouting, he calms down. Shouting helped him relieve some of that sensory overload….
Anyway I hope this helps and I hope it’s a correct representation 👍. There are other posts I’ve seen in the past regarding Germany’s stinted emotions, and how that and his almost “robotic” or stoic attitude is a symptom as well. It’s important to know though that Autism is a spectrum and of course not everyone will have the same experiences, and that there are many other symptoms as well 👍👍👍