|Family||Nina Tucker (owner/ playmate)|
|Affiliations||Edward Elric Alphonse Elric|
|Species||Dog (formerly), |
|Unique Trait||Very large body and loud bark|
|First Appearance||Manga Chapter 5 |
2003 anime episode 6
2009 anime episode 4
In the 2003 Anime, Brigadier General Basque Grand, who had been privy to Shou's secret experiments and known the truth about Sewing-Life's wife, collects the Nina/Alexander chimera for studying and creating chimera soldiers from Sewing-Life's research. The Nina/Alexander chimera escapes from custody with help from Edward, but runs away when he calls out to it. The chimera runs into an alley and encounters Scar. Realizing what the Nina/Alexander Chimera is and that the poor creature is in so much pain, Scar uses his alchemical tattoo to ultimately deconstruct Nina/Alexander before Edward can catch up. Rather than dying more-or-less peacefully at home, as in the manga, the 2003 anime has Nina/Alexander completely blown apart, leaving almost nothing but large bloodstains on the walls and street. When Edward and Alphonse find Nina/Alexander's remains, a horrified Edward apologises for what has happened and starts to mourn.
Later in the series, it becomes apparent that Tucker has survived in custody and made attempts to revive Nina by using her remains to clone her a body and filtering out the contamination from Alexander's DNA by siphoning it into his own body and becoming a grotesque Human Chimera himself. Tucker does not attempt to revive Alexander but calls out for him in his deranged state.
Several scenes depicting Alexander with Nina and the Elric brothers appear in the end credits of Episode 7.
2003 Series Edit
Manga/2009 Series Edit