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Antarctica Hetalia OC by Frozen-Q Antarctica Hetalia OC by Frozen-Q

So this, is my updated version of my Antarctica OC. Seriously Frozen has to stop updating this and actually do some permanent work XD Ah. But yes, heres the thing If there is anything, anything at all, Please tell me!

Id love to get a critique or some kind of feedback on her. Though Id suggest you read all the info below just in case I might have included something new. 

I am sure you would like to know before you can judge? 

Or so…. I won't get butt-hurt I promise. I'm not like that.

So Feel free to drop a critique on things you might want to point out or help me with, Or better yet! Note me!

Id love to hear your opinions! So ask away. Anything! This is all WIP. Oh gosh I need to research so much more. I keep updating. Im sorry I know ::A::


Official Representation Name: Antarctica /Terra Austalis {Antarktikos} /South Pole

Name: Victoria Scott Palma

Languages Spoken: English + Russian {{2 Most common spoken languages) though she has noticeable grammar mistakes for both of them }}

Age Appearance: 18- 21 ( like china, she is a lot older but looks a lot younger, due to the people's appearance in only 1820, which is pretty young. )

Gender: female

Birthday: January 28th { she uses the day she was first sighted}

Continent Itself:

Representation: Antarctica/ Terra Austalais/ Antarktikos/ South Pole

Languages present: English, Russian, Spanish + 50

Age of Land: 15 billion years +

Personality: If there was one thing that you could describe Victoria as, it is shy. She is rather uncomfortable being around people as theres always people coming into her land. Most of them are new so its natural for her to feel a bit uncommon around her. She can get a little scared at times. Most is due to the different ways parties from different countries feels about each other. The female is pretty good at hiding her true feelings and will just go along with whatever anyone says. Antarctica has no army and no government so she doesn't have any power. At first glance she may seem like much more distant and cold type of person. If she's uncomfortable she will release an aura that is more cold than intimidating. It can appear when she feels uncomfortable, when she spaces out and is not aware of her surroundings and when she is annoyed or angry. If she dislikes or doesn't know what to feel about a person she will awkwardly talk to them if they talk to her. With the situation of global warming she will have high fevers, especially when the ice caps keeps breaking off from the continent. It's also a reason why she can get sensitive with the topic of global warming being mentioned. Either she won't say a thing and keep all anger to herself with no movement, or she will leave the room or wherever she is immediately. She finds it better not to argue and make enemies {{ She really can't since once again, she has no power}}. If someone or something has managed to annoy or make her angry enough she will spit out any poisonous words she can think of and argue back, though in this case, that is extremely rare. 

Positive Abilities: Despite Victoria's size {{ Yes, I have a reason why she is very small. I shall explain }} she is pretty strong. You can say her strength doesn't match her personality, but the continent itself is pretty harsh to live in and it involves having skills to even be present at the coldness for a couple of hours. Thanks to researchers and scientists coming she has learned how to at least communicate with people. This way she learned how to talk and speak. The small thing that came with it is she will mimic some people's words. Let's say, someone who speaks french will say something involving the words " yes" or " no" {{ in french }}. She will mimic in french and say " Oui" or "non" for an hour or so, depending on wether she will remember the words or not. Often she will forget and not use the words until heard again. She believes in magic and perhaps {{ more like a head canon but I think  it works}} has a bit potential of her own. As england and Norway are both close in the research of antarctica. Aurora Austalis may be a reason for this as well, making it a green blueish color if she were to try. 

Negative Abilities: She's a big hearted, naive and innocent girl who can be bribed with the most simplest of things. Also a reason why she will go along with nearly every order given. Victoria is a hopeless dreamer and an airhead. She will zone in and out thinking about many random thoughts. Even during meetings {{ if there is one }}. If you ever give or show antarctica something new or something she has never seen before the female will often be very curious and very amused, though shed be very confused and probably think about it for the rest of the day. Palma will get sick at times, as she is sensitive to heat. The problem is that the global pollution and the warming of the earth has affected her. She's also a bit sensitive to the warm weather, as she is not used to it. She is slightly overprotective of the people she cares for. There is not many people in Antarctica, as a matter of fact she has no permanent residents. She doesn't like when people gets hurt as she feels its her fault. The overprotective-ness also leads to why she wouldn't want to get too close to people. That is why she may seem distant and cold. So she can protect herself from getting hurt when people leave her. She mixes up her speech and languages. Antarctica is pretty new to people. The different nationalities she has been exposed to has left her slightly confused about what to say. Victoria stutters and sometimes can't find the words to say at times, resulting in her being quiet instead of talking. There is something about her speech that heavily says she has an accent. Its very mixed so the accent is indistinguishable. The cold and scary aura has also lead for some getting scared of her. Her writing is horrible. She can write perfectly, actually, her handwriting is beautiful as she had practiced it when she was bored. But her grammar is bad beyond. Unlike this, its the complete opposite if you gave her a biology or algebra test {{ She is very good indeed with math and biology, as she's been exposed to mainly scientists. }}

Cloth: From the bottom of all her cloth, the first layer consists of a warm shirt and tights/ leggings made for the cold. Her second layer of cloth consists of another shirt {long-sleeved}/ vest and a sweeter together with thick pants, as well as warm socks. At the very top she wears a trench like, brown woolen coat. It covers her body from under her knees and top. The coat is quite heavy and is lined with cream colored wool.  It is outlined with gold linings and buttons. To her heart chest area she has a badge of her own most common used flag in antarctica. She normally keeps heat packs in her sleeves, even if they barely work. Victoria wears tight dark brown gloves as well as brown boots. They have small jagged edges to help her walk around the land, since most may be slippery and she can fall. Her coat also comes with a "hoodie". She pulls it up when she goes outside and tie her scarf tightly around it as well. She will use a pair of thick goggles to protect her  from the sun's arrays that reflect upon the cold snowy ground. She is also normally seen with earmuffs that match the colors of the rest of her cloth. It tends to protect her ears as well.

Features/Appearance: Antarctica has one curl to the left of her head. It represents the Antarctic Peninsula. Victoria has light blue eyes and jet black long hair, which when she goes outside puts inside her "hood" and hide due to the wind and the cold. She is a "petite" young lady with small, cold hands. Overall she has a more child like. In general she has a small chest and don't really have hips. Her arms, despite looking somewhat small is pretty sturdy and hard. As well for her legs. Victoria has a small egde like nose and her eyes are bigger. She always tends to have a light blush on her face, probably due to the cold. 

From where does it all come from? {{ her appearance }}: Why is she so small? The reason for this reflects upon the normal percentage of people who actually are present in antarctica. She barely has any people. Especially for having such a big landmass. And there is no permanent residents once again. Economically and developed wise there is none. Black hair comes from the regions main resource which is coal. Also there is a reason why its unnaturally long. Since it does represent how big the landmass itself is. So her hair is the size and her body is based on development and people. Her eyes are blue due several reasons {{ its half head canon }}. European influence, Southern lights or Aurora Austalis, color most seen, or the most common flag used to represent antarctica. She is normally cold in touch {{ as I head canon most are? }} and won't warm up easily. Her name itself. Victoria comes from the region " Victoria Land", believed to be discovered by james Clark Ross 1841. Her middle name, Palma, didn't come until some time after her discovery. She picked it up after Emilio Scott Palma, the first baby born in antarctica {{ also granted Argentine citizenship after he was born}}. Scott, her middle name comes from Robert Falcon Scott. He lead the british Antarctic expedition of the Terra Nova expedition. His goal was to reach the south pole first.

Place itself:

♕ Antarctica< is the worlds southernmost region. It is the world's with largest continent and contains the geographical South Pole. It is the coldest, windiest and the driest place upon earth. It is considered a desert and has little precipitation. It does not snow in Antarctica. 98% of Antarctica is covered with at least 1 mile thick ice. There are only specific animals that has the ability to survive in this environment.

♕ Astronomical observations from the interior of antarctica are excellent. The high elevations cause low temperatures, lessens the amount of water vapor and light pollution in the atmosphere, thus giving of one of the worlds clearest views on space. Aurora Austalis can be seen up in the sky, also known as the Southern Lights. Aurora Austalis takes the shape of a curtain of light. Often its colors are green and perhaps red, though it is followed by many others.

♕ The ice sheet covering Antarctica consists more of 70% of the whole world's fresh water. Oil is also reserved in the seabed but is not to be touched due to the limited exploration and research. The US Geological Survey estimated 45 billion barrels of oil off of the Antarctic West side. The official US statistics estimated that the Weddel and Ross seas alone are are expected to posses 50 billion barrels of oil, an amount roughly equivalent to that of Alaska's estimated reserves.

Significant Events:

O The history of the continent seems to date back to Western theories of a large landmass, known as Terra Australis and It was believed to exist very far south of the globe. "Antarctic" is the term referring to the opposite of the arctic circle, concluded by Marinus of Tyre in the 2nd Century AD. {{ I headcanon that this is when she appeared, as no one knows when or how countries are really born. But I say, If someone believes in it or say something about it... }} 

O Captain James Cook (1773) was the first to have crossed the Antarctic Circle although he found nearby Islands, he however did not catch sight of the mainland itself.

O In 1820, the Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev claimed to have sighted the landmass first.

O The norweigan expedition led by Roald Amundsen December 14 1911, were the first to reach the south pole.

O Caotain Carl Anton Larsen {1892} took the fame of being the first to ski upon this continent. His event lead to the naming of an ice shelf, now named Larsen Ice shelf.

O The Terra Nova Expedition that was lead by Robert Falcon Scott, January, 17 1912 had a goal to reach the geographical south pole first but were beaten by Amundsen. On their way back Amundsen *UK* and his whole crew seemed to have disappeared. 

O In 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen, wife of a Norwegian man, was the first woman who stepped upon the land of antarctica. A Russian marine biologist by the name of Marie V. Klenova, helped create the first antarctic atlas, published by the soviet union.

O The terra Nova expedition that was lead by Robert Falcon Scott had a goal to reach the south pole first. The journey was beaten by Roald Amundsen who had arrived 33 days earlier. Even though Scott and his party reached the south pole never less, they all ceased and disappeared on their journey back. It was tragic that they all seem to have died on their return. 

The Antarctic Treaty:The Antarctic treaty { 1959} was signed by 12 nations active in Antarctica during the time of International geophysical year {1957-58}. These nations include argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa United Kingdom, United States, and the USSR { mostly present day Russia and Ukraine }. "Its sole purpose was to ensure the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not be a scene or object of international discord". It was also to prevent the cold war {{ tension between USSR and the USA }} to spread over this region as well. The treaty entered into force June 23 {1961} and applies to the area south of 60 degrees south latitude.The treaty basically restricts military, weapons, claims, and other reasons that can cause conflict upon the continent itself. The treaty however is due to end 2048 or even before that date. It my lead to conflict. 

Claims and Presence:Though the Antarctic treaty is indeed still active there are some countries who have "claimed" regions of the continent. They include Great Britain {made formally in 1926}, New Zealand {1923}, Australia { 1936}, Norway {1939}, Chile {1940}, Argentina {no formal claim}, and France {1924}.The claims are all mostly based on discovery, decree, or adjacency. Once sector is unclaimed though { Marie Byrd Land } { Fun Fact: On November 2, 2001, American Travis McHenry claimed this land as a micronation called Westarctica. Though it is not recognized by any country despite its attempt. }}Conflict over the claims can occur. Such can also be due to overlapping claims and other tensions. Argentina fired at the British when they tried to land at Hope Bay { February 2, 1952 }.There are two nations who have the ability to make future claims however do not approve or recognize of any of the claims made to the continent. Those two include the USA an the USSR. 

Relations/ Mentions Of Other Significant Countries: {{ wip}}

Antarctic treaty Original signatory Countries:

Argentina: The relationship with Antarctica and this country is very close. The country is closest to Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula which holds two of the biggest Argentine bases Esperanza and Marambio and they hold together 70 buildings.Argentina is also one of the countries who has claimed the regions of the continent. Argentine claim overlaps the chilean claim and the British claim. The first baby born in Antarctica was as well in the matter of fact an Argentine, named Palma. Argentina has a permanent occupation for more than a century, and controls the oldest base in Antarctica (Orcadas Station on Laurie Island).Argentina constructed Antarctica's first airport in 1969 as well. Argentines form more of Antarctica's peninsula's population than nationals of any other country. Argentina has sent more people to Antarctica than all the other countries together.

Australia: Is  one of the original countries who signed the Antarctic Treaty. The country has a claim that is also the largest out of all the claims that has been cut out of the continent. Australia runs three permanent stations. Mawson, Davis and Casey.The region of the Australian claim is rich in manganese ores, iron ores, coal and hydrocarbons. The nation is however concerned about the growing perchance of Russia and China in the region.

Belgium: Belgium has an original signatory on the Antarctic treaty and was one of the 12 who were present at the time signing it. In 1897 the expedition led by Belgian Adrian de Gerlache and his crew, including amundsen, were the first to spend winter in Antarctica on the ship the Belgica. However the ship had become stuck and after struggles and the ship was free, some of the crew had lost sanity because of international differences and the harsh climate. Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is a scientific Polar station which is Belgian. It is the first polar base that combines eco-friendly material to run the base on friendly energy, waste and consumption. It runs entirely on solar and wind energy.

Chile: Out of the 12 nations, Chile signed the Antarctic treaty too. Chile has as well, a claim on the continent, which overlaps England and Argentina's claim. Antártica commune is a chilean commune and is the largest commune in Chile, being over 25 times the size of the next largest commune, Natales. According to the Chilean argument, its claim to Antártica Chilena is as old as Chile itself.

England: Was one of the 12 countries who signed the Antarctic Treaty pact. The United Kingdoms has as well claimed part of the antarctic peninsula and overlaps Argentina and Chile's claims. In 2012, the southern part of the territory was named Queen Elizabeth Land in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. The United Kingdom governs the disputed Falkland Island and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. These islands were the main reason for the Falklands War of 1982 between the UK and Argentina. The control of these islands is an important advance in the UK's ambitions for the south. Edward Brandsfield is also credited for the first sighting of Antarctica.

France: Signed the Antarctic treaty alongside 11 other nations. France is in control of Adélie Land that was discovered in 1840 by Jules Dumont who named the land after his wife. Dumont d'Urville Station is a base owned by the french and is a winter and summer occupied base.

Japan: The Japanese Antarctic Expedition was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by an expedition from Japan. Japan has had several whaling interests in the region as well with Australia. The Japanese also have bases along the continent that are used for research and study. 

New Zealand: New Zealand signed the Antarctic Treaty and has a territorial claim as well. NZ runs bases but uses the Scott Base the most. It is a year round base. New Zealand involvement in Antarctica was also close to the United Kingdoms. New Zealand is one of the closer countries to the Antarctic.

Norway: The country signed the Antarctic Treaty as well. Norway is as well as one of the countries who have a territorial claim on the continent. The Norweigan expedition, led by Carl Anton Larsen (1892) was the first to discover fossils in Antarctica. He also took the fame for being the first to ski in the land, naming the ice shelf Larsen Ice shelf, after himself. The Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole.

Russia: In 1820, there has been several expeditions who had claimed to be the first to sight Antarctica. The first one however being the Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev(Captain of the Russian Imperial Navy. The Russian Federation currently plays a major part in world affairs, one of the great powers of the world, and the successor state to the former Soviet Union. Russia is currently one of the most active nation in Antarctica, and is one of the few nations which has the right to make a claim in Antarctica. Diplomatic relations with Russia are critical. During the Antarctic Treaty Russia was as well holding one of the most active positions. The country was one of the big 12 who, during the period of Cold War, had signed the treaty. Russia has growing activity in the Australian Antarctic Territory, which made teams from the Australian parties concerned. Russia has multiple stations in the AAT since the Soviet Union era. Moscow's long-standing Antarctic presence makes it difficult for Canberra to protest.The Russians were the first to drill 2.5 miles deep down into the frozen ice to reach the sub-glacial lake. Vostok holds the worlds record for the coldest temperature. The Russians built Trinity church, a 15 meter high building at Antarctica's King George Island.

South Africa: South Africa is one of the original signatory states of the Antarctic Treaty. South Africa has 2 bases used to understand the environment and other information in the continent.

United States: Signed the Antarctic Treaty. The first Landing was over a year after Bellingshausen's sighting, when the American Captain John Davis, a sealer, set foot on ice.The first documented landing on east antarctica was at Victoria Land by the American Sealer Mercator Cooper on January 26, 1853. The Amundsen scott station is the station located precisely at the geographical south Pole. The name honors the Norwegian expedition to reach the pole as well as Robert F. Scott who reached it five days later but then Scott's whole team perished on the way back.

______ Others______

{{ these are nations that Have signed the Antarctic Treaty and may have bases or other significant roles in this continent. It includes the original 12 signatory ones as well. So far there are 50 treaty members. 28 are consulting, 22 are acceding. }}

Argentina{1961} Austalia{1961} Austria{1987} Belarus{2006} Belgium{1960} Brazil{1983} Bulgaria{1998} Canada{1988} Chile{1961} China{1983} Colombia {1989} Cuba{1984} Czech{1962} Denmark{1965} Ecuador{1987} Estonia {2001} Finland{1984} France{1960} Germany{1974} Greece{1987} Guatemala{1991} Hungary{1984} India{1983} Italy{1981} Japan{1960} Malaysia{2011} Monaco{2008} Netherlands{1967} New Zealand{1960} NorthKorea{1987} Norway{1960} Pakistan{2012} PapuaNewGuinea{1981} Peru{1981} Poland{1961} Portugal{2010} Romania{1971} Russia/Ussr{1960} Slovakia{1962} SouthAfrica{1960} SouthKorea{1986} Spain{1982} Sweden{1984} Switzerland{1990} Turkey{1996} Ukraine{1992} UnitedKingdoms{1960} UnitedStates{1960} Uruguay{1980} Venezuela{1999}

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Chibi-Rin02 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
Maria-the-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She's very pretty. This is very good ^ ^
Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
aw thanks ;; v ;; 
Maria-the-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome ^ ^
Cutiecat223 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um can you make Ecuador hetalia of girl plz :3
Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
i am not planning on making an ecuador
GoldenLegacy26 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I love you're Antarctica OC! I have my own Antarctica OC and I think it's really cool to see the difference's and similarities.
TheCart00nist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
But Antarctica is an continent...I still like the design and the idea.

I am Mar Byrd or as in Marie Byrdland. Mostly they speak English on Antarctica and I give my OC's just letters as name because Antarctica doesn't has an original language.
Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yes indeed it is. And I would know so. Uvu
English Russian and Spanish come to the top 3 as for language speaking wise. Doesn't mean that it has any permanent ones.
Just like Antarctica doesn't have a government or a permanent population. Which is why nothing is truly 1st
TheCart00nist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Still. There are parts claimed. I made Mar as from Marie Byrd land. It was claimed by England so he speaks English. I can give some more names of countries in Antarctica. Antarctica is actually a continent and there is no Europe character or Asia ya know...just saying. Still amazing art.
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