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|Age||3-6 (by the end of the series)|
|Family||Maes Hughes (father,deceased) |
Gracia Hughes (mother)
|First Appearance||Manga Chapter 14 |
Episode 6 (2003 series)
Episode 1 (2009 series)
|Voice Actor||Tierney Titus (2003 series)|
Cherami Leigh (2009 series)
|Seiyū||Mayumi Yoshida (2003 series)|
Misato Fukuen (2009 series)
Elicia Hughes is the young daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes and his wife Gracia. The apple of the Lt. Colonel's eye, Elicia and her unfathomable adorableness are the subject of just about all Maes' casual conversation and grace her father's presence in the form of a photograph that he carries everywhere and shows to almost everyone.
Manga and the 2009 animeEdit
Elicia first appears in Chapter 14, when Winry Rockbell visits Central City and is practically kidnapped to the young girl's third birthday party by Maes. Fumbling precociously over her numbers and being genuinely enthusiastic, she manages to win over Winry as well, who begins to see the toddler as a baby sister.
When Maes dies, Elicia is both confused and devastated and demands sadly at the funeral that the strange men stop burying her father so that he can return to his job. Though Elicia's protests break the hearts of most of the present mourners (as well as fans of the series), it is revealed later that Wrath was merely trembling from the strong desire to quiet her by force.
She appears again in Chapter 36, when (after hearing about Maes' murder) Winry returns to the Hughes residence to speak with Gracia. Though a significant amount of time has passed, it is clear that little Elicia has not yet managed to comprehend the finality of her father's death. When Winry knocks on the door, the sound of running footsteps is heard, and Elicia opens the door, exclaiming, "Daddy!" and looking overjoyed at the thought that her father is returning home. When she sees it is not, in fact, her father, Elicia's face crumples in sadness. Despite this, Elicia retains her innocence, greeting her surrogate older sister with love and comforting her mourning mother.
On the Promised Day, Elicia is eager to watch a solar eclipse with her friend Tabitha, but Gracia tells her to stay home because of the radio broadcast's warnings. They decide to watch the eclipse together. Both then fall victim to the Nationwide Transmutation Circle, but are revived thanks to Hohenheim's countermeasure.
She is seen again in the final chapter, where she and her mother are visited by Alphonse.
2003 Anime Edit
Elicia is introduced during the flashback to Edward's preparation for the State Alchemy Examinations. In place of the manga character Satella LeCoulte, Gracia is the one introduced as pregnant in the first anime series. During a snowstorm in midwinter, Gracia goes into labor and while Maes goes to fetch the doctor, Edward, Alphonse and Nina Tucker must tend to Gracia and help deliver the baby, making the three of them present for Elicia's birth, which just so happens to coincide with Edward's birthday.
- Elicia somewhat resembles Mei from "My Neighbor Totoro", a popular movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.