|Family||Maes Hughes (husband) |
Elicia Hughes (daughter)
|Abilities||Childcare and Cooking|
|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 Lt. Colonel Maes Hughes and mother of Elicia Hughes. In the 2003 anime series, Gracia is heavily pregnant in her first appearance and goes into labour while she and her husband are hosting a birthday celebration for Edward Elric with his brother Alphonse and Nina Tucker attending. The Elric brothers and Nina help Gracia get through her delivery of the baby by being there for her as Maes is forced to go and find help in a blizzard. In Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, 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 occasionally makes cakes and sweets for the Elric brothers and Winry Rockbell. She plays a somewhat 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 her husband from attacking, then murdering him. The second when Envy takes her form again in front of Mustang, boasting nonstop about how her husband fell for such a cheap trick.
She is seen again in the final chapter, where she and her daughter are visited by Alphonse.
In the 2003 Anime, Gracia and Elicia are last seen visiting Maes' grave.
- Though the name most attributed to the pronunciation is "Gracia" just like it is in 2009 adaptation, Mrs. Hughes' name has been spelled "Glacier" both in an omake of the manga as well as in Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, presumably a mistake due to the identical pronunciation of the name and the term in Japanese.