|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)
Manga/2009 Anime Edit
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.
2003 Anime Edit
In the 2003 anime series, Gracia first appears in Episode 6 where, in place of the Manga character Satella LeCoulte, she is heavily pregnant. As it is Edward Elric's brithday, Gracia and her husband offer him, his brother Alphonse and their young friend Nina Tucker their hospitality. Ed is amazed at how close Gracia is to giving birth, he refrains from feeling her stomach but Nina is brave enough to do so. That evening, Gracia goes into labor causing everyone to panic until Maes gathers his composure and goes to find help in a blizzard, leaving the Elrics and Nina with Gracia.
Referring to the situation as "party games" in an attempt to put on a brave face, Gracia lies on the sofa with Nina wiping her forehead. Once the labor pains kick in however, Gracia's screams cause the Elrics and Nina to panic again and they continue to scream and argue until Gracia demands them to stop it. Once all is calm, Nina dicovers the water they brought for Gracia has gone cold so Ed reheats it using Alchemy without a transmutation circle, discovering a new talent of his. When the baby is being born, the Elrics and Nina start screaming and arguing again but nonetheless, they help to deliver Gracia's baby and she thanks them for being there for for her.
In the following episode, Gracia takes over looking after the infant Elicia while Maes is talking to Ed about Shou Tucker's research.
Conqueror of Shamballa Edit
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.
- 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.