|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.
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.
2009 Anime Edit
Elicia first appears with her mother in a photo that her father shows to the Elrics after he states his intention to provide them with shelter for the night following their ill-fated first attempt at trying to catch Isaac McDougal. Upon meeting the Elrics, Elicia immediately annoys Ed by calling him 'little' and Al has to carry him indoors kicking and screaming. During dinnertime, Elicia makes train jokes after Ed lies to the Hughes about why Al needs his armor.
2003 Anime Edit
Elicia first appears as a newborn in Episode 6 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 blizzard, Gracia goes into labor while the Hughes' are having Edward, Alphonse and Nina Tucker as guests for Ed's birthday. Everyone is immediately shocked but Maes quickly gathers his composure and goes to find help, leaving the Elric brothers and Nina with Gracia. Although the Elrics and Nina struggle to remain calm and have to be told to stop screaming and yelling at least once by Gracia, they pull together and help deliver Elicia before Maes returns. Elicia briefly appears as an infant in the following episode where Maes is bouncing her on his knees while talking to Ed about Shou Tucker's research.
In Episode 8, Maes begrudges not being able to get home in time to kiss Elicia goodnight as a result of having to investigate the scene of Nina's murder and later annoys Ed by showing him a photo of Elicia.
In Episode 13, Maes unveils a large poster of Elicia when he is supposed to be announcing the upcoming battle between Edward and Colonel Mustang and is promptly booed for it.
In Episode 36, Elicia can be seen fast asleep in her mother's arms while her mother tells of her father's demise to a devastated Winry and in the following episode, she is shown to have become noticeably shy as she blushes and hides behind her mother when they are visited by Mustang.
Elicia and her mother are last seen visiting her father's grave.
- Elicia somewhat resembles Mei Kusakabe from the popular 1988 movie "My Neighbor Totoro", written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.
- Elicia's name is sometimes spelled "Elysia".