Actually, though, I don’t know why I thought of this but I feel the need to share.
Another Britain headcanon because my baby, that’s why.
So we know America can pick up and drag Britain’s Rolls Royce around, we see it in the strip, and from Britain’s reaction, it’s pretty impressive and something he’ll never be able to do.
He’s an archer. Archers arereally fucking strong.
Being a nation, he’s even stronger.
I’ve got this image of him finding his old longbow. It’s a little small for him now (longbows are made to fit, and are meant to be the same height as you. Hence longbow) but it’s still in good nick, so he replaces the string, tightens it up and takes it out for a test run because hey, why not, he’s got nothing better to do.
And everyone kind of makes fun of him for being weak, because it’s Britain, he sits around eating chips all day and reading, he’s not very strong.
And then America struggles to draw the bow (he’s doing it wrong, of course, but that’s besides the point.) He can’t pull it all the way. This is impressive in it’s own right. And it’s kind of funny, because Britain’s still really weak, but he’s got no problems drawing his bow because you know, it was made for him (and he’s probably cheating somehow except not really)
Alternatively, everyone thinks he’s weak until they meet his female self and then see male!Britain do something manly and strong that fem!UK can’t. Also applies to 2p Britain too. But then 2p Britain makes 1p look like a heathen barbarian frothing at the mouth and dancing naked round a fire. I digress.
Britain is strong. No one realises that. Suck on it.