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Menny is a little girl living in the town of Dublith.

In Chapter 20, the day after her cat Chiko dies, Menny takes her to the home of master alchemist Izumi Curtis in the hopes that she can put Chiko right again, believing that "Mrs. Izumi can fix anything."[1]

However, when Menny arrives, Izumi tells her that living beings cannot be fixed like objects and a life is not something that can be regained after it has been lost. In consolation however, Izumi fashions a grave so that Chiko may rest in peace. After a short, makeshift service for the beloved cat, Menny runs home to her mother in tears, now fully understanding the weight of life and death.

2003 series

In this adaptation, Chiko was mauled by a neighborhood dog and retreated to a nearby roof where she gave birth to a litter of kittens and then died from her injuries. One of the kittens had managed to precariously roll off of the rooftop, but Ed used his alchemy and agility to rescue it.

After everyone helped Menny bury Chiko and come to terms with her death, the girl adopts her late cat's newborns.



  1. Fullmetal Alchemist; Chapter 20: The Terror of the Teacher; Viz Media; December 2005
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