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Badass Women of Anime: Izumi Curtis
Badass women exist all over anime. It's why I made this collection! This being Women's History Month, I think it is only apt for us all to reflect on the dope women in our personal lives as well as the characters in the anime we love. More often than not, women prove to be some of the strongest of all characters. One woman I'm a huge fan of is Izumi from Fullmetal Alchemist. Izumi is the woman who taught Edward and Alphonse Elric all they know about alchemy. She instructed them in the alchemical arts as well as in physical, martial combat. Izumi is one of very few people who have seen beyond the Gate of Truth, and sacrificed some of her internal organs for the ability, much like Ed with his arm and leg, or Al with his whole body. Her temper and anger are things that should rightfully be feared by anyone around her, and indeed the Elric brothers remember vividly some of the fierceness of her lessons, though it is clear that she cares very deeply for the boys. More than just a teacher or a background character, Izumi is more than capable of kicking ass on her own. She's taken on a handful of powerful enemies, even though she struggles with internal injuries, the result of her attempting human transmutation. Her relationship is one of the only romantic engagements in the anime, and it is a beautiful thing of love and synergy between her and her husband Sig. Seriously. Izumi Curtis is a bona fide badass, though one with a lot of love and care in her heart.