Finland is a supporting character in the Hetalia franchise. In 2007 to 2008, Himaruya gave names to some of the Hetalia characters and he received the name Tino Väinämöinen, although many fans prefer calling him the traditional Finnish name, Timo.
Finland is described as being simplistic, gentle and honest, as well as seeming rather adult-like. Estonia, a friend of his, described him as worrying a lot, but with a strong core. He is calm, but serious and hard working. He is said to show great physical strength during fires, and is abnormally strong against the cold. He's very talkative, especially around Sweden, thinking up jokes to lighten up the atmosphere, however he is actually a quiet individual. He loves to think of unusual festivals, and actually likes the taste of Salmiakki.