|“||Never has my future been so bright. Never have I felt so loved, never have I been able to love someone....this..much.||”|
–Nina, Journey's End
|Aliases||Nina Elric, Nina Armstrong, Miss Kuri, Flash Kunoichi|
|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|
|Weapon||Kunai, Shuriken, katana, kama|
|Unique Trait||Pink hair|
|Goal||To protect Edward Elric|
|Voice Actor||Stephanie Sheh|
Nina Kuri (くり'ニーナ, Kuri Nina), 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 female ninja (kunoichi) and is skilled in Alkahestry. She is also the dating partner of Edward Elric, by the end of the anime.
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, before she began speaking again. 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.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
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.