This is just a list of my own odd reasons for liking DenCan and my personal headcanon.
First, the reasons:
1. I feel Canada is suited with outgoing guys
Well the thing with fandom is that fangirls (and fanboys) love to play and create worlds for their favorite characters. I’m no different, and sometimes I question my own preferences… Well Canada is in canon a sweet guy, but it seems like he’s easily overshadowed for being so “peaceful and quiet.” So to balance his character out is by the classic “almost opposites attract” dynamic. But I’ll point out the reason why I liked him with Denmark over other outgoing guys.
Prussia: Well my mind can’t wrap itself around this pairing. Some people see it as canon possibly from the large influx of Germanic immigration while North America was still developing. But my main reason for passing this pairing is that I feel Prussia is kind of too extroverted and overshadowing.
Cuba: Well for me, this pair’s history is mostly associated in the Cold War where Canada still maintained his relationship with Cuba (much to America’s chargin), but my issue on the pairing is that the drama is too…predictable, and I keep seeing Cuba still mistaking Canada as America, which bites for me.
America: Well I see as him and Canada having a vitriolic brotherly relationship, that’s really all to it.
S.Korea: Well S.Korea is a bit too hyper to suit Canada but I can see them having some appeal.
Finland: I actually wouldn’t mind them together, but I see them so much better as friends.
Italy: Same as Finland.
Turkey: I’ve never recalled relations with these two so I really have no idea.
2. I’m interested in Denmark being with a pairing outside of the Nordics
Often the problem with canon pairings or overly popular pairings (with me anyway) is that they get boring and restrictive after a while. Not that I dislike canon pairs. Almost all the stories I find with Denmark is with Norway and a far second Sweden. So with that said, I felt Canada is a great match with him since:
1. Canada is a good balance of being passive but has an assertive personality that Denmark enhances.
and 2. Canada, although very ukeish, can be placed with a more open, even flirty personality with Denmark while still having great chemistry together.
3. Canada and Denmark’s relations are vague but workable
It really helps that Denmark has many notable relationships with Europe in general, especially the FACE family. Canada has associations with Europe as well and has a good relationship with the Nordics in general. So the mixing interactions makes their stories interesting.
My headcanon on the pairing:
Canada was Norway and Iceland’s little brother a long time ago but Denmark did know about him.
Denmark does miss Canada (or Vinland) but he couldn’t see him again since Norway and Iceland refuse to lead him back, mostly due to the endangerment of European colonization.
Canada does remember Denmark but doesn’t really think of him as more than big brother, but had a wary feeling of his stubbornness, immaturity and bloodlust streak.
A Red String of Fate with Canada and Denmark was what Norway used to lead himself to the New World but avoided using it after he left. It was one reason he was being very tsundere to Denmark.
Canada and Denmark eventually reintroduced themselves during the issue involving Hans Island and married, but not because of the border issue.
Netherlands is sour that Denmark is with Canada but stays in relative calm about it, Denmark is sometimes testy with Netherlands possibly seducing Canada but also remains calm.
England really doesn’t like the idea of Denmark being his son-in-law.
France doesn’t mind that Canada is with Denmark, he even encourages them to have a lot of sex.
America is great buddies with his bro-in-law.
So that’s my pairing preference in a nutshell. XD