Maes Hughes was an Amestrian State Military Officer who worked in the investigation that took place in the central city and was Colonel Roy Mustsang’s Best Friend. He first appeared in episode five of the 2003 anime. He was the closest supporter of Mustang’s secret bid. A devoted family man and soldier, all he wanted to do was serve people.
Appearance & Personality
He was a tall and lean man, always in uniform. Hughes had black hair. Hughes was generally liked by most of the characters in the series but not when he was pushing his love for his wife and daughter on other people.
His murder was the starting point from where the series picked up. However, after his death, he has promoted to two ranks, making him a Brigadier General. For most of the series, he was shown as a cheerful person. He almost always appeared randomly, joyfully butting in when something important was being discussed.
Is He The Most Irritating Character?
He was rather well known for shirking his duties just to have a chit-chat with his friends, even though he was fully aware of all the work that was piling up. Despite his attitude, he was a hospitable person. He never liked to take ‘no’ for an answer when offering a position under his authority or even night stays at his house. This behaviour of his, made the Elric brothers call him a ‘kidnapper’.
It was very obvious that his most famous trait was his love for his wife, Gracia, and his daughter, Elicia. He always kept their pictures with him in his hands and had good relationships with Gracia, his wife, Elicia, his daughter and Roy Mustang, his closest friend. Maes was generally kind towards the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse. He accepted Winry Rockbell as a surrogate member of the family.
Hughes rather enjoyed her company and youthful spirit. He was mainly assigned to the Investigations Division in the central city. He was way more involved with the police and their work than he was in the actual battles. He was well known for his strength as he took down an entire Homunculus by himself. Hughes, despite all his weird and cheerful behaviour, was a wise man who is loved by fans.
How did Maes Hughes Die?
One Evening, Hughes was researching Amestris's history, trying to connect the Homunculus to major events in the nation's history. Just as he started connecting the dots, a mysterious woman walks in and attacks him, saying that he knows too much. Although wounded, Hughes managed to also wound his assailant. He then decides not to use the phone in his office, instead limping to a phone booth outside to relay the information. He is then confronted by "Maria Ross", who pointed a gun at him. He quickly realizes that the Maria Ross he was talking to is an imposter, and turns to attack. However, he is stopped when the attacker transformed into his wife, and could not bring himself to attack the person, and is killed by his inability to fight back
Hughes's death was one of the saddest death in the Fullmetal series.
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