Germany is a main character in the Hetalia franchise and is the leader of the Axis Powers. Between 2007 and 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the Hetalia characters, and Germany received the name Ludwig Beilschmidt.
He is a tough, too serious and efficient man who always abides by the rules and is "weak" to them. He often has difficulty leaving his commanding, serious mode and relaxing, even for the sake of others. He does not tolerate any mistake, and is a bit of a neat freak. It is also revealed that he has a sincere personality. Italy accidentally admits to England, America and France that Germany is a sadist and enjoys BDSM. It was said, in an early profile of him, that his pent up anger is released when he has a beer. France said, in his first Bloodbath, that Germany enjoys running around naked as much as Italy.