|Family||Maes Hughes (husband) |
Elicia Hughes (daughter)
|Abilities||Cooking and Baking|
|First Appearance||Chapter 14 (manga) |
Episode 6 (2003 series)
Episode 1 (2009 series)
|Voice Actor||Lauren Goode (2003 series)|
Anastasia Munoz (2009 series)
|Seiyū||Kotono Mitsuishi (2003 series) |
Tomoe Hanba (2009 series)
Gracia Hughes is the kind-hearted wife of Maes Hughes and mother of Elicia Hughes. In the 2003 anime series, Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric and Nina Tucker helped Gracia get through her delivery of the baby by being there for her. In the movie, Ed meets a parallel version of Gracia. She works as a florist and lends clothes to Noah. She is later seen again at the end of the movie at Alfons Heiderich 's funeral. Maes' parallel counterpart, who is an officer, shares feelings for this Gracia as well.
Personality and role wise, Gracia is very kind throughout the series and sometimes makes cakes and sweets for the Elric brothers. She plays a somewhat of a small role in the series, but her appearance does make a cameo in two critical scenes; the first is when Envy used her form as an advantage to stop Hughes from attacking, then murdering him. The second when Envy takes her form again in front of Mustang, boasting nonstop about how Hughes fell for such a cheap trick.
She is seen again in the final chapter, where she and her daughter are visited by Alphonse.
- Gracia's name is yet another of the many references to Ancient Greece, as "Graecia" is the name of the country in its native language.
- Though the name most attributed to the pronunciation is "Gracia" and the name itself is a nod to "Graecia", Mrs. Hughes' name has been spelled "Glacier" both in an omake of the manga as well as in the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, presumably a mistake due to the identical pronunciation of the name and the term in Japanese.