Fletcher Tringham (フレッチャー・トリンガム, Furecchā Toringamu) and his older brother Russell are the sons of the famed alchemist Nash Tringham. Their characters are adapted by the 2003 anime (where they remain exclusively to) from the light novel Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand (not the manga). They seek to complete their father's research with a substance known as "red water," a toxic liquid with alchemical properties. To help them in this endeavor they impersonate the Elric brothers to gain access to resources and locations reserved for State Alchemists. While Fletcher is reluctant to do this, Russell insists that nobody will mind. They are almost executed towards the end of the anime for doing this, and after being saved, they try to help Ed find out about the homunculi. Although Edward and Russell fight near constantly, Fletcher and Alphonse are able to get along. The two Tringham brothers tend to utilize alchemy involving plants.