Želimir Jovanović (Zemun)

By SlavaDe

First design, too lazy to shade :p
  • Name

    Želimir Jovanović (Zemun)

  • Age

    'born' first quarter of 1st century AD but his appearance looks like 18 (Roman founded Taurunum on original settlement of Scordisci)

  • Short Description

    The 'spirit' of Zemun, which nowadays is a municipality of Belgrade but used to be a separated town until 1934


  • Nickname

    Željko, Taurunum (called among the 'older' Serbian cities that existed since Roman period)

  • Occupation

    Belgrade's 'nominee' who acts as the 'spirit' overseeing the capital of Serbia in place the real Belgrade's 'spirit' whenever Branimir is absent

  • Gender


  • Significant Other


  • Physical Description

    Height: 5'11 / 181 cms
    Weight: 72 kgs

    Physically he looks very similar to Belgrade only shorter ( 4" / 11 cms difference); same light olive skin, almost the same shade of brown hair and very same green-grey eyes

    Another way to differentiate
    them is that Zemun is not good at sports as Belgrade therefore he's not as athletic.

    Also, usually Zemun dresses in more conservative, formal clothing than the fashion-victimed Belgrade. :p

  • Personality

    Very polite, well-mannered and pleasant (he was Belgrade's "trainer" when Branimir first tried to adjust himself to be more 'civil' after they finally reunited in 1918)

    Being practically grown up next to each other for 2000 years, he could be said as the person who understands Belgrade the most. Only that, at first as Taurunum, he served as a harbor town for Belgrade's Roman fleet, he is used to having Belgrade lead him and act like his 'protector'.

    Even so, lots of time Zemun has to act like a mentor and set Belgrade straight since he is more levelheaded and diplomatic.

  • Fandom

    Axis Power Hetalia

  • Sexuality


  • Likes/Dislikes

    Likes:: Making sure that people he cares are happy, walking his dog along the Danube promenade and chat up with people

    Dislikes:: When Belgrade tries to procrastinate dealing with daily job as the capital, being unable to scold Novi Sad despite he's almost two millenniums older, when his actions causing suffering to other people

  • Strengths/Weaknesses

    Strength:: Levelheaded, diplomatic skill, calmness, responsible

    Weakness:: Weak, easily intimidated by people he respects or higher rank (namely, Niš)


  • Želimir Jovanović (Zemun)
    First design, too lazy to shade :p
  • Želimir Jovanović (Zemun)


  • Favorite color?

    Pastel tones

  • Kind of clothing?

    Conservative formal or semi-formal with light colors like light grey, light green, light shades of earthy tone

  • First memory?

    Belgrade crossed Sava River with Scordisci to meet him

  • What element would they be?


  • Theme song?

    The Heart Asks Pleasure First (OST The Piano)

  • Which animal would they be?


  • Socioeconomic level?

    Rather well-off by Serbian standard but barely okay compares to other European country

  • Blood type?


  • Hobbies?

    Corresponding with snail mails

  • Special skills / talents?

    Not sure if it could be considered a special skill, but nowadays he's probably the only city in Serbia who can tell Belgrade what to do and, most of the time Belgrade just complies (of course not without a small arguing)

  • Patience level?

    Much higher than Belgrade

  • Regrets?

    That he was one of the reasons Belgrade turned to nationalism circle (Black Hand) because Belgrade wanted him back. And then he was forced by Austria-Hungary to be the first place where the bombardment of Belgrade would be conducted

  • Favorite place?

    Zemun Quay, Grados tower

  • Mode of transportation?

    Car; he has his own old car but he also has a set of key to drive the white Fiat 500L owns by Belgrade

  • Pets?

    A female Serbian Tricolor Hound named Lana

  • Weapon

    ...Belgrade (what?)

  • Smells like?

    Fainted lavender

  • Where they live now?

    He has a house in Zemun but (again)has a set of keys to Belgrade's condo in Novi Beograd

  • Jung Personality Type?


  • Fears or phobias?

    He's very afraid of Niš

  • Race, ethnicity and nationality?

    Celt and Roman but identified as Serb nowadays

  • Bad habits?

    Alway have to rely on Belgrade when it comes to protecting himself or fight against other people

  • Pet peeves?

    Irresponsible people

  • Personal problems?

    Feels that he's not 'as much of a Serb as most other towns' since he never participated in Serbian Uprisings, Serbian-Turkish WAr and Balkan Wars and that he never has enough courage to stand up against Nis when it needs

  • Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?

    He's conflicted whether to be a follower of Serbian Orthodox as most Serbian cities should be or just stick with Catholicism that Hungary brought to him. Therefore he usually just says that he's a Christian for now

  • Random fact!

    Usually when there is some business that requires dealing with Zagreb, Belgrade usually passes it to Zemun to be the one dealing with Zagreb instead (He used to live with Zagreb for sometime under Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia in Austria-Hungary)

  • What or who inspired you to create them?

    Belgrade, at first I created Belgrade as single character and didn't really pay much attention to Zemun until I found out that Zemun 'lived a separated life' from Belgrade for most of his time and only became a part of Belgrade barely 80 years ago. Besides, Belgrade just needed someone to be his BFF ;)

  • Most important person in their life

    Belgrade, Hungary, Austria

  • Favorite object?

    Porcelain tea set

  • When did you create this character?

    His concept was floating around in my head since June 2013 but I eventually drew him in Feb 2014 o]--[

  • What was your character like as a child?

    Small and weak kid who always hid behind Belgrade

  • Nervous habits?

    Staying behind or beside Belgrade

  • Addictions?

    Making sure that everything stay orderly

  • Languages spoken

    Serbian, Serbo-croatian, Croatian, Hungarian, German and English

  • Enneagram type?


  • Close friends?

    Belgrade, Petrovaradin, Sremka Mitovica, Novi Sad

  • Glass half full or half empty?

    Half full

  • Passive, agressive, or defensive?


  • Most traumatic experience?

    When Byzantine took back only Belgrade and left him on the other side of Sava River to survive in the middle of fighting between various group of people (Goth, Avars, etc)

  • Favorite memory?

    The short period between 1717-1739 when Austria could get Belgrade from Ottoman and they lived together in Habsburg house

  • What brings them the most joy?

    Return to the same side as Belgrade's after WWI

  • Hogwarts House

    Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff

  • Would they dare kill someone?

    Yes but afterward he will be tormented severely by guilt

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