Why is it that there's so many artworks that use '2P' Japan when it comes to fanart regarding World War Two? It really bugs me, because it's like people can't accept that Japan's 1P did those terrible things he did during the war. But in 'Axis Powers Hetalia', the main storyline is based around World War Two and we do see regular Japan and he is a part of the Axis Powers. That is the Japan Himaruya intended for the series, not 2P Japan, the original. 2P isn't even a canon thing, it's an AU and I don't get why people have to use the 2P whenever the country does something they're morally against.
Or what, whenever a country plans to do something bad, they have to bring in some kind of 'evil twin' to do it? What the actual fuck? Just because you don't agree with what a country has done, that doesn't mean the country has to be a 2P to have done it.
Yes, we all have gotten upset over bad things people in the country have done, but you've got to accept that there's bound to be a reason behind it. You don't have to agree with them, but their perspective is their own, and I firmly believe Japan had his reasons for doing what he did in WW2 - and I'm sick of people throwing in 2P Japan to do all the bad shit, just so that their regular Japan can remain some pure Gary Stu.
Also if 2P Japan is gonna be used for 'darker Hetalia', then why isn't everyone else in the war suddenly a 2P? Why is it only a select few characters? I mean, all who fought in WW2 were enemies to one another and they had their reasons and their perspectives for doing what they did. Why is it that some characters get demonized in wars and not others? Just because you believe one side is more the good guy victim doesn't mean they're entirely all that pure?
Wars are tough and full of conflict. Everyone had their hardships and their losses, and many came out of the war feeling absolutely terrible about the things they've done. They had their reasons for doing what they did. To survive, to protect their country, to assert their power, etc. Can we just accept that no characters are entirely pure, and stop making stupid excuses with 2P inserts when they aren't actually canon? Yes, the original characters are capable of both good and bad, so I'm sick of some characters being replaced with 2Ps so that they can avoid making the original 1P or whatever look bad.
Sorry, seeing some artworks made me remember how much this type of thing annoys me. 8T I hope I made sense with my rant though?