Aliases Nina Elric, Nina Armstrong, Miss Kuri, Flash Kunoichi
Birthplace Isamu, Amestris
Date of Birth 1900
Age 14-15 (beginning), 18 (end)
Family Kisara Kuri (older sister), Roy Mustang (uncle), Chris Mustang
Affiliations Elric Brothers, Amestrian Military, Greed, Rockbell family, Armstrong family
Species Human
Occupation Nurse (previously)
Abilities Alkahestry
Weapon Kunai, Shuriken, katana, kama
Unique Trait Soft pink hair, changing personality
Goal To protect Edward Elric
Voice Actor Stephanie Sheh

Nina Kuri, (くり'ニーナ, Kuri Nina), later Nina Elric, also known as the Flash Kinoichi (フラッシュくのいち, Kunoichi Flash) is a central character of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and is considered even more central than her sister, Kisara Kuri. She is a kunoichi and is skilled in Alkahestry. She is also the wife of Edward Elric, by the end of the anime.


Child Nina

Nina as a child

Nina has short bright pink hair, large green eyes, and fair skin. She wears a red qipao dress with white circular designs, with or without short sleeves, with a zipper, tight dark green shorts, and a bright blue headband to augument her facial features.

As a child, she wore a simple dark blue shirt with three claw-like rips in each sleeve and matching pants, and child-geta. She also wore a red hairband that her deceased older brother gave to her.


Nina is an extremely shy, but smart girl. She enjoys playing piano as this was her means of communication with her older sister, and the rest of the world. She is often nervous, especially around Edward, whom she loves. She blushes a lot, a general result of Edward's blunt flirting.

Nina has a change of personality in battle. Like Lan Fan, Nina wears a mask that has a bear-appearance and she is a stealthy, powerful ninja, with a unique speed, giving her the moniker, Flash Kunoichi; even Fu had heard about her, suggesting a strong popularity rate. Nina can be become quite angry, especially when someone is getting picked on, making her a good fighter in the cause of preventing the Promised Day.


Nina experienced the death of both her parents and brother at the hands of murderers. She also took part in the Human Transmutation to bring them back, resulting in the loss of her voice. However, shortly after meeting Edward, she slowly began to speak again.


Nina uses the general weapons of a ninja, including kunai, shuriken, and even exploding tags (as demonstrated by her attack on Gluttony).

Powers & Abilities

Alkahestry: Nina has shown exceptional skill in Alkahestry, and uses it quite well to her advantage, and is just as skilled in this area as May Chang, making her a formidable opponent.


Edward Elric: Nina's dating partner;

Kisara Kuri: Nina's older sister;

Alphonse Elric: Edward's younger brother and one of Nina's best friends;

Winry Rockbell: Nina's best friend;

Riza Hawkeye: Motherly-relationship;

Pinako Rockbell: Grandmother-ly relationship;

Olivier Armstrong: At a time, Olivier became a subsitute mother for Nina, around the time she was nine, after the death of her parents and brother, when Nina wouldn't react to anyone else but Olivier. The two have developed a strong mother-daughter relationship over the years and Olivier has demonstrated this, despite her general personality. This was introduced when Nina arrived at Fort Briggs and later heavily demonstrated during the final battle.

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Kisara Kuri

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