This is a continuation of the last post. I didn’t want to publish all of it at once since it was so long, but here is part two. Enjoy!
- She’s freaking STRONG
Yeah, that’s in all-caps. There’s a reason. She’s got some superhuman strength going on in her arms. Think about it, she’s using her arms every day, and what does she carry with her everywhere? A WRENCH. Not a purse, or a makeup bag, or any of that. A wrench. That in one episode of the original show, she knocked Ed, Al, two other guys, then Ed again on their backs with. I don’t know how she managed to knock a giant 7 foot tall suit of armor over, but she did it. Also, in Brotherhood, there is a scene where she picks Ed up by the back of his shirt and carries him all the way across the room and drops him like a doll. I can’t even pick up a basket of laundry without my arms starting to hurt a bit. (I’m a wimp, I know) It’s so funny, because later, (Brotherhood still) Ed has to carry her on his back, and he STRUGGLES. This dude who has had two limbs ripped from his body and comes face to face to death on a daily basis has a hard time lifting her up. And she picks him up like he’s NOTHING. I don’t know about you, but if I was in their world and I accidentally got Winry mad, I’d run out of there like my life depended on it. I had one more point, but I think you’ve got the just of it.
BONUS: When she, Ed, and Al are in Rush Valley, she doesn’t care about any of the beautiful jewelry. She wants to examine the craftsmanship of the various metal arms and legs. And, you know, wrenches. She’s nothing without her wrench. I’m not a fan of jewelry myself, and I’ve always appreciated impressively built items. I’m with her on this one.
- She’s a caring person
Despite her superhuman strength, she has a soft side.
*******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT******SPOILER ALERT*******
Please, please, please, don’t read ahead if you haven’t gotten past season 2 of Brotherhood. This is a major, major, major spoiler. It wasn’t in the original, so don’t go off of that please.
Alright, I’ve warned you. Now you can’t yell at me.
So, this is probably one of the saddest moments in Brotherhood, in my opinion. I almost bawled. When Winry finds out that Scar was the cause her parents’ death, she wants so badly to kill him, to avenge her parents. But as she holds the gun pointed toward him, she can’t do it. When she lowers the gun finally, there’s this super sweet scene between Winry and Ed. It’s honestly one of my favorite exchanged between them. I’ve watched the scene so many times I almost have it memorized.
It’s something along the lines of, she couldn’t shoot because she isn’t meant to harm other people. She’s meant to help. She makes prosthetic limbs for people all the time. She saves so many people every day, and she never tries to. It’s just what she’s always done. It’s in her nature. I just love this scene because it isn’t all awkward like a majority of their conversations. It shows how well they know each other and the trust between them. (If you haven’t noticed, I kind of ship them a lot. I will also have a post about why I ship them later on. It won’t be for a while though)
That’s basically all I have to say about Winry. I’m sure there’s more, but for now, these four reasons are enough. Thank you so much for reading this. I hope you return for more content! If you have anything to add on, please leave me a comment. I will try really hard to respond to all comments, and I may use something you say in a future post. Thank you!