Philippines OC, (Hetalia) Picture


Country: Republic of the Philippines (Repúblika ng Pilipinas)

Human name: Mirasol Tala De Castillo

[A/N: I see a lot of Philippines OCs with the name "Maria Clara De La Cruz", although it is a very pretty name, it just doesn't leave a good taste in my mouth when I say it anymore because it's just overused. Also because it means the perfect woman, which obviously I am trying not to make my OC perfect.
Mirasol is the Spanish word for 'sunflower' and it is often used as a name in the Philippines. Mira means 'the sight' and sol means 'the sun'.
Tala is the name of a goddess from Tagalog mythology which means 'bright star or planet'. I believe that a Philippines OC should have a name from Filipino origin to show that they are not completely changed from colonisation.
De is a Spanish custom.
Castillo is Spanish for 'castle' and is the eleventh popular most surname in the Philippines

Gender: Female ("The women walk ahead and their female servants and slaves follow them; behind them walk their husbands, fathers, or brothers, with their man-servants and slaves."-Dr. Antonio De Morga's Sucesos de Islas Filipinas)

-Pearl of the Orient Seas
-Asia's Rising Tiger
-Gateway of Asia
-Ophir (a wealthy region in the Bible, where King Solomn was given gifts of gold, silver, sandlewood, precious stones, ivory, apes and peacock every three years. Spain believed she was Ophir because of her rich culture)
-Tondo (one of the three oldest kingdoms of the Philippines, and her old name)

Age: 600+ (Appears to be 20)

Birthday: March 16, 1521 (When the Philippines was found by Spain)

[A/N: I know there's a lot of people thinking: "Why isn't it June 12th, the Philippines Independence Day, or at least July 4?" I actually think that those dates is overused as a birthday for a Philippines OC]

Height: 4'11 (average height of a Filipina)

Weight: 117 pounds (medium frame body)

Location: South-East Asia

Blood-type: O+ (common blood type)

Official Language(s): Filipino (mainly the dialects Tagalog and Cebuano are most used), English

Foreign Languages: Spanish (partially fluent), Japanese, Malay, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese (all the languages listed, excluding Spanish, she knows a standard amount and is not fluent in them)

Regional Languages: Akanon, Bikol, Chavacano, Hiligaynon, Ibanag, Ilocano, Ivatan, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Maranao, Pangasinan, Sambal, Surigaonon, Tausug, Waray-Waray, Yakan

Indonesia (elder sister)
Malaysia (elder sister)
Vietnam (elder sister)
East Timor (younger sister, Christian Sisters!)
Republic of Kaleido (younger sister)
Democratic People's Republic of Urbonia (younger brother)
Kingdom of Treisia (younger sister)
State of Arina (younger sister)
Kingdom of Maynila (elder brother)
Kingdom of Namayan (mother)
Taiwan (Austronesian cousin)
Thailand (Austronesian cousin)
New Zealand (Austronesian cousin)
Papua New Guinea (Austronesian cousin)
Brunei (Austronesian cousin)
Singapore (Austronesian cousin)
Madagascar (Austronesian cousin)
Palau (younger brother)
Micronesia islands (Austronesian cousins)
Polynesia islands (Austronesian cousins)
Melanesia islands (Austronesian cousins)
America/United States (younger step-brother)
[A/N: My OC Philippines history dates back to 900 AD, the earliest record of the kingdom of Tondo but could be even older than that, in CANON America/US is insecure for having no history until England adopted him, centuries after 900 AD. My logic, she's older.]
Mexico (elder step-brother)
Venezuela (elder step-sister)
Romano (elder step-brother)
Veneziano (younger step-brother)
Argentina (elder step-sister)
Cuba (elder step-brother)
Chile (elder step-brother)
Equatorial Guinea (elder step-sister)
China (elder brother)
India (elder brother)
Spain (step-brother)
Portugal (step-brother)
France (step-brother)
Brazil (cousin)
Seychelles (They like to consider themselves as cousins) [A/N: scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers were the first to visit the Seychelles that was unhabited at the time]
[A/N: Filipino families are extended]

Friends: United States/America (main trading partner), Australia, Canada [A/N: is she the chosen one who acknowledges who Canada is, the one who can see him perfectly, and the one who will scold at people to not forget him? Nope, follow the canon joke.], Japan (main trading partner), South Korea, Thailand and New Zealand.

(She and the ambassador both have a soft spot for the Nordic regions, and a deep respect towards Norway)

Rivals: Iraq, China (both are trying to work out a temporary solution of the territorial dispute in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea), Soviet Union, Hong Kong (resolved) and Taiwan (resolved)

Crush: Brunei

Appearance: Philippines is a young adult who wears a Maria Clara on formal and special occasions (the traditional dress). The camisa (long sleeved and collarless blouse) is white, the pañuelo (scarf) is a light cream, the saya (skirt) is red and the tapis (knee length over-skirt) is a much darker red.
Her casual outfit is a white tank top, denim short-shorts and flip flops. She always has two sampaguita flowers in her hair that are mostly covered up by her neck from the front view and her hair from the back view (this represents the Tinago Falls, Tinago means 'hidden'). [A/N: Once again, don't mind the picture, old picture of her old design. Also, we're going to keep the clothing section short because I am not writing five giant paragraphs on what she wears]
She has dark brown eyes and her skin is light brown. Her hair is black and wavy, also it is just above her waist (long hair is respected in the Philippines) with a floating curl sticking out to the right side [A/N: I know I failed multiple times where I've drawn it on the left by accident] that represents Palawan and has two floating dots near Palawan, the one closer to the curl represents Spratly Islands (Filipino: Kapuluan ng Kalayaan) and the higher one closer to her head is Scarborough Shoal (Kulumpol ng Panatag) [A/N: Also, Palawan is not an erozone, it's going to hurt a lot if you pull it because it's, y'know, still her hair even though it's detached]. She wears her hair in a low bun.
She has a narrow waist, but something not so feminine about her is that she has broad shoulders. She has a small, flat nose which she is not proud of and has chubby cheeks due to eating quite a bit.
She wears rectangular glasses to represent Manila (capital of the Philippines). On her left upper arm, she has a tattoo of the sun, earth and sea (tattoos were seen as beautiful and also showed the strength women had, enduring pain. They are symbolic and those who didn't have tattoos were considered barren) and on her lower right back is a rose and the Christian Cross (shows her faith in Christianity). Covering her left shoulder blade are burn marks, from the Doña Paz as the vessel and sea was set on fire (named Asia's Titanic), covered underneath her clothing. She also has three scars on her back from some of the wars she had with some of her colonisers (Battle of Mactan, Philippines revolution and Philippine-American War).
When she was under Spain's rule, she looked like a younger female version of him. Using this to her advantage, she cut her hair and dressed as a boy whilst parading around pretending to be Spain and mocking him.

Personality and interests: Philippines is a hospitable, motherly young woman, who works as a seafarer, an English teacher, a maid and a nurse. She is a bit of a neat freak for having to clean for others, she takes her shoes off before she enters hers, or anyone's, home so she doesn't bring any dirt inside (a common Filipino trait).
She's very religious (one of the two Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being East Timor) because of Spain and the help of France, but believes in a lot of myths, legends and creatures, also having "imaginary" friends, which are much darker and scary looking. They're nice though, most of the time. [A/N: No, she does not have wibbly wobbly special desu powers or can see any other magical creatures that aren't related to her mythology, like Flying Mint Bunny or unicorns, she respects the supernatural and spirits]
Most of the time, Philippines is very positive and cheerful and enjoys being with other countries, in fact she gets even more excited when meeting people and is hardly ever shy (Filipinos are very open and are happy most of the time. The Philippines is the most friendly country in Asia, ranking 8th in the world).
She is easily offended when insulted. The person who made her upset will only get endless counter-insults until they apologise, or she'll just spam their phone with texts if she doesn't even want to look at them. Unless, of course, the thing said or done was beyond her patience. She can turn into a violent knife fighter if anyone dare try to insult her food (it doesn't even matter if she doesn't have her bolo swords, she is a boxer. Or worse… she'll take off her shoe [it's scary]).
She does tend to boast about herself (Filipinos are very proud of their country) and is a leech when complimented because she will feed off of that compliment by pretending that she is embarrassed or didn't hear you properly.
When it comes to food, Philippines is total glutton (It's a common Filipino trait). She is also a great cook, even if she creates some atrocities at times (her balut and dinguguan are lethal). Saltwater practically runs through her veins ever since she was born, she adores the sea and is proud to work as a seafarer.

-food (again, gluttonous)
-sports (mainly basketball and boxing)
-fireworks (will keep her distance though)
-Tong-its (a popular card game in Luzon)
-arnis (fighting art in the Philippines)
-pool (Philippines won the World Cup of Pool three times, and has been called a legendary champion)
-beauty contests (Philippines won three times in Miss Tourism International and is the current title holder)
-selfies (the Philippines is the selfie capital of the world)
-dramas (Korean dramas, soap operas and telenovelas are her favourite)
-spicy food
-clothes (specifically Seychelles Shoes and dresses)
-vinegar [A/N: I don't know why, but we love to drown our food with vinegar]
-chess (ranked third as best chess country in Asia, behind China and India)
-Rob Schneider

-dim sums
-others trying to claim Spratlys Islands or Scaborough Shoal
-being hungry
-nuclear weapons
-being insulted
-pirates and vikings [hypocrite]
-being bullied by China (Taiwan says that the Philippines is China's heavily bullied country)
-being ignored
-people not taking their shoes off when entering her house
-losing her phone
-China (not very fond of him right now)
-fire (just a small disliking)
-when Indonesia is mad because it terrifies Philippines
-being shunned by other Asian countries as she is "different" (the Philippines was the only Christian country in Asia until East Timor became independent, they are both somewhat shunned by the others)
-when Russia's angry (EVERYONE is scared of Russia, especially when he's angry, Philippines is no exception)
-Maths (based on stereotypes, the Philippines is the only Asian that is bad at maths)
-being culturally confused (since 1898)

-A Philippine Eagle whose name is Danilo. (Even though he mostly stays close to her—hiding in the trees, circling the skies, away from people's views and sometimes just sits on her arm)
-A grey Pusakal cat named Pepé (A filipino street cat that has no specific breed. Pusa stands for cat, and kal is for kalye or street.à)
-An orb-weaver spider named Marie that is her little champion for Spider Fighting (a popular blood sport in the Philippines)

-MaPhilIndo (Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, dissolved)
-Association of SouthEast Asian Nations/ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma and Vietnam)
-Asia's Tiger Cub Economies (Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia)
-Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation/SEATO (the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan [along with East Pakistan which is now called Bangladesh], Philippines and Thailand, dissolved)
-New Axis (US, Japan, Vietnam and Philippines, because of the dispute with China, these four are apparently the "New Axis")
-Beauty/Dynamic Trio (Philippines, Brazil and Venezuela. These three countries won all the titles of the Big Four beauty pageant. At one point, the trio was banned from beauty pageants for two years because of their extraordinary winning streak and consistently getting into the top five, this was ban was lifted)
-Spider Trio (Singapore, Philippines and Japan. They are major Spider Fighting fans)

Motto: For God, People, Nature and Country

-*to anyone who visits her* "Kumain ka?" (Have you eaten yet?)

-*annoyed* "Ay nako!" (For crying out loud!)

-*during a pool game* "The only people I'll be happy to lose to is either Pinlandiya (Finland), Alemanya (Germany) or Amerika (America). They're some of the best pool players I know, po, I love versing them."

-*lazy* "Bahala na sa Diyos". (Leave it to God)

-*boasting about herself* "It's more fun in the Philippines."

-*boasting about herself* "Only in the Philippines…"

-*Ego metre overload/drunk* "I'm better than any other country in the world, especially
Kuya Tsina (big brother China)~! I am the diva, so bow down to me!"

-*walking past Insular Ice Plant that makes her self conscious about the time* "Mabilis pa sa a las quatro!" (Faster than 4 o'clock)

Random facts:
-has the Philippines flag on her fridge. When she turns the flag upside down so that the red side is on top, it indicates war, the blue part of the flag indicates peace. She is the only country in the world who can do this.
-has shown to understand French Sign Language and American Sign Language (Filipino Sign Language is believed to be part of the French Sign Language family and has been strongly influenced by American Sign Language)
-carries around a butterfly knife, also called a "fan knife" or "balisong", for defence (A common stereotype in Batangas, a first class province in the Philippines, is that a Batangueño carries one everywhere he or she goes)
-always knew where Tamashita's Gold was hidden ever since WWII, she never went looking for it or told anyone where it was
-hopes that at least one of her kids will turn out to be gay, or she'll be very disappointed [A/N: this is a stereotype I found]
-is a pro at using a yo-yo, whether it's amazing tricks to using it as a weapon (yo-yos were used as weapons in the Philippines history)
-her curl is really cute because Palawan is the most beautiful island in the world (it's been voted)
-cuts flowers to give to friends. (Philippine Cut Flower Corporation, PCFC, has a variety of French and Dutch flowers)
-has amazing navigation skills.
-owns farm animals that she lets wander around because they know the way home and will return when she whistles for them.
-has a lovely rose garden, very possessive of it too.
-collects plastic bottles to make boats [A/N: not small toy boats, ACTUAL boats where you can sit it and float along the water. I saw it on the Filipino news in Australia and looked it up to be sure: THEY ARE MAKING RESCUE BOATS OUT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES]

Most common bad habit(s):
-texts a lot
-Loves to eat a lot
-Cheeky when singing [South Korea is not amused when in a duet]
-Very arrogant
-Twists words when guilty of something she did wrong
-Always late at everything, even when leaving
-Drinking (3rd largest drinker in the world. Can out drink anyone except for Russia [2nd] and South Korea [1st])
-Drives like a maniac [JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL]
-Easily jealous
-Points with her lips which is rather irritating
-Easily offended
-Very competitive
-Drama queen
-puts her foot up on her chair and rests her elbow on her knee while eating
-Terrible flirt when sober (it consists of grinning stupidly and raising her eyebrows in hopes that some hot person finds it attractive)


I'm still planning her background story which might be awhile until it's done. I'm probably going to get this onto a Mary Sue OC Blog, if I do, please send me the link so I can view any pointers you can give me to improve, and to have a bit of a laugh out of it too!

Hetalia belongs to Mr Hidekaz Himaruya
This shitty version of Philippines belongs to me. I feel as if I've listed some things that no one else points out about the Philippines

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