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Right, I'm getting tired of people asking me why I hate Winry. So next time someone asks, I'll just tell them to look at my profile.

Here are my MANY reasons for hating Winry Rockbell with a burning passion:
1. She is extremely shallow. She only decides she's 'in love' with Edward after he grows and becomes taller than her, and better-looking.
2. She's always crying for no reason. The whiny bitch.
3. She can't spend five minutes in the same room as Ed without beating him up. Great way to show someone that you 'love' them.
4. Her famous line "How come all I can ever do is wait?" If she doesn't like waiting then she should go learn alchemy or martial arts and join Edward and Alphonse.
5. Her obsession with automail, to the point where she seems to care more about Edward's mechanic limbs than anything else. She even forced him to strip in public once!! She's crazy!!
6. When she finds out Scar killed her parents, she attempts to kill him and I LOVE Scar! And then she starts crying like a baby, even though her parents died when she was like five, and they went to war when she was about 2 (in episode 6, Roy explains that the Ishbalan war started 13 years ago, and since Edward was 15 at the time, they were 2 when it started). Therefore, Winry shouldn't remember enough about them to cry like that. And besides, it happened so long ago.
7. SHE'S SO WEAK!! She's easily the weakest character in the series. Yeah, people can argue Riza's weak too because she said she'd kill herself if anything happened to Roy Mustang, but that's not a weakness; it just means she's dependant on him because he gives her a purpose -she would have killed herself after Ishbal anyway if it hadn't been for Roy. And then there's Mei, who's so much younger than Winry, yet willing to give up everything to help anyone else. She gave up getting the Philosopher's Stone just to save Riza, someone she didn't even know. I'm not even gonna go into Lan Fan, who chopped off her OWN ARM to save Ling. Winry wouldn't do any of that; she'd just cry and beg for others to save her.
8. The way she completly believed Edward would beat Father, even though she had no idea whatsoever of what was going on. If he tells her to leave the country because they're in danger, she should listen. But of course, she's too stubborn to even consider it. Stupid bitch. (SHE SHOULD HAVE DIED!!!!)
9. She's incredibly childish.
10. I bet Den didn't just lose her leg...I bet Winry chopped her dog's leg off just so she could practice performing the automail operation!!! ANIMAL ABUSE!!!!

Those are all the reasons I could think of, but I'm certain I'll probably come up with more later. And btw, I didn't want to offend anyone by this. It's just my opinion. And about Edward, sometimes I love him...but at times I hate him (eg. his WEIRD conffesion to Winry). He certainly chose a worse wife that Al :p AlxMei are officially my second favourite couple now! :D

Edit: No guys, I don't hate Winry because I'm a jealous bitch in love with Ed. Ed doesn't exist. And anyway, if I wanted someone from FMA it'd be Roy or Greed.
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LunaEclipse123 Mar 13, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
My reason why I so &#@%ing hate her

1) She crys TO MUCH!! She randomly starts crying, it pisses me off
2) She hits Ed on the head for no freaking reason. Maybe THATS why Edward is so short!!

3) She's a big fat hypocrite. She say's  Ed and Al are OBSESSED with alchemy, while SHE is loves freaking auto mail

4) She steals Ed's money when HE does work. She makes Ed buy her stuff, Winry, BUY YOUR OWN FREAKING STUFF WITH YOUR OWN FREAKING MONEY!!!!!!

5) She is freaking usless. It pisses me off. I just want to tie her to a chair with duck tape over her mouth and lock her in a room, THATS HOW MUCH I HER!!!! 
Blxaze7718 Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can't stand Winry. She barely has any character development and I also keep finding this in every anime I watch, especially ones that are under the action genre. If there is a female who is one of the 'important' characters, they can't do anything without their 'boyfriend'. From what I watched so far in Brotherhood (my friends told me to steer clear of the original) Winry has done nothing important except deliver a baby. "WUT BOUT EDWARDS AUTOMAIL", so people might ask. It's pretty obvious that Granny is just as capable as Winry to perform the operation and make the automail. In my opinion, if animes are going to have female leads or something along the line, make sure you treat them as if they were a male lead. I swear, its almost sexist how females are degraded in animes. You never see male leads that are completely useless. From my experience in anime, if I see a female on the cover I know I'm probably going to have a deep and utter hatred towards her.
Goddamn I need to stop showing this to post people I get wrapped up in the comments so easily. But being the uncontrolled feminist I am I feel the need to defend my leading ladies. I don't know if you'll read this all the way through (or maybe at all) but I'd appreciate it if you did. I think you need to recognize the sexism in your comment. Not just on behalf of Winry, but every female in FMA and other popular stories.

So first of all, I think you're implying that you haven't seen Brotherhood all the way through so it isn't fair to say she's had barely any character development. She has her gigantic shining moments in season 3. I can let it pass me (roughly) because you probably haven't seen it yet.
I'm extremely angry about your statement about Winry not being able to do anything without Ed. I'm sorry- Ed didn't teach her how to engineer proper automail, that took lots of training, reading and thinking. She learned about automail like Ed and Al learned alchemy. Almost on her own- as a kid. Making people's limbs seems kind of important, and the fact that she learned how at such a young age is amazing. And uh- yeah Ed's automail /is/ pretty important. It's not like Pinako and Winry have a business that requires multiple hands in order to keep it running. (/sarcasm). Pinako can't just drop everything to help Edward. And I doubt she could make a call out to BRIGGS.

So Winry isn't out there slicing up baddies with Ed and Al. But get this, not every lady has to be this giant muscular badass in order to gain respect in the series. Not that Winry isn't a badass- she certainly is. We have plenty of other females that are doing what you think they should be: Riza, Izumi, Olivier, Ross, Mei, Lan Fan, Lust- the ones off the top of my head. Arakawa was great enough to give some diversity into our ladies so that they aren't all the same character. I think its more sexist when writers pinpoint a trait being a girl with no emotion going around killing people. Nobody's like that! We can't relate to that! Feminine traits are just as important as masculine traits. Just because Winry isn't killing people doesn't mean she doesn't deserve as much respect as Riza.

Your problem with her is that she's female. You see a woman on the cover and you just assume she's just this useless detail because she's female. That's what you wrote there. That's incredibly sexist.
The amazing the in FMA is that no character is pointless. Every one of them is there for a reason, and things would fall apart if they weren't part of the story.
The truth is, Edward Elric needed a mechanic. Winry's character trait isn't that she's female it's that she's an intelligent, compassionate and badass. She also just so happens to be female. If she were a man would you have a problem with her? 
Don't get me wrong- I love watching Mei throw knives at chimeras or Izumi pulverizing homunculi, but that isn't all they're good for. They have character beneath that. If you take away their combat abilities they're still multi dimensional and interesting. Drive is what succeeds a character, not their willingness to kill. The same goes for the male characters.

I'm sick of people hating female characters simply because they're female, and Winry is a prime example. She's likeable and relateable and aggressively important to the story. That's all she needs to be for her to gain my respect.

Ugh maybe I should just make a PSA on tumblr, these rants are getting too long.
Blxaze7718 Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm hate female characters because they're female and I like female characters because they're female. Let me explain. Either the female 'lead' is this extremely whiny and useless and is only there for a love interest or they are these actually good characters that can 'do' things. And when I mean do things, I mean they can have a solo clip and actually be watch able without another character. And I actually just finished FMA. Plus, when I mean she can't do anything without her boyfriend, I mean without Ed or Al in the shot with her (or any other character) she just... isn't watch-able. Even with the other characters, I usually just try to hold myself back from skipping the next minute or so. And yes, I will admit there were a few moments where I didn't hate her as much. Yes she had her moments as all characters should.

And also, if she was a man with the same exact qualities but the only difference is the gender, yes I would still have a problem with Wilfred. (did I really just do that. Srry >▽<)
But Winry isn't whiney and useless. Sure she cries but everyone does and when she cries it's for a reason. Is that really worth hating her over? 
Goodness she certainly isn't only there as a love interest. In fact, Arakawa didn't start off with them getting together- she simply thought they fit and decided to go in that direction. Besides, it's not like their romance consumes the basis of the story. Winry is a character without Edward. She can stand on her own and continue to help people. 
There are very few times when a side character has a /complete/ solo clip. I can really only think of two or three, but those weren't necessary to move the plot forward but to have the story more humanized or sentamental. If Winry is solo and not "whining" why do you have a problem with her? 
I completely agree with you that some female characters are simply trophies for the protagonist to win, but Winry Rockbell is not one of them. She has a personality: flaws, quirks, dreams and achievements. I don't want to assume things but it's clear that you're just being too cautious. After seeing so many objectified characters you see a female love interest and think "gosh what a horrible character". There's a fine line between the two, but some people won't dig enough to see the importance of the character.
Something similar happened to me when I watched Doctor Who (just bare with me if you don't know it) the character Martha Jones killed me. I thought she was whiny and annoying and desperate for attention- when unconsciously I hated her because I though she was a replacement for my favorite character. Once I let the stubbornness in the back of my mind go, I came to realize what a well represented character she was. Every action she did was something I vilified her for was actually something mature on her part. I couldn't let myself see it because I thought I'd been cheated. I think that's the problem with most Winry haters. There's something she does that ticks them the wrong way and they use this as a reason to hate her. They make it seem like it's her defining trait. She doesn't kill people - so she's useless. She cries more than other characters - so she's whiney. She got with the main character - she's an object. She's pretty - she's a Mary Sue, etc.

There's actually proof that if some characters were gender flipped they would be treated with drastic difference. I can't remember the exact source but it was very interesting. When the characters were gender flipped they were called whiney, needy, ungrateful and generic, while the male version of the girls were thought of as attractive, love able, and well rounded. 
(Ps Gravy, is this long. I hope I kept your attention.)
(Pps I've heard worse genderbent names trust me)

*puts on sunglasses* Unappreciated Female Character, I'm coming for you. With a giant rant I'll defend.

1.Alright, Winry loved Ed waay before that. It wasn't necessarily romantic or anything, but she still cared about him! It's not like she hated him until she noticed he was growing up. Besides she didn't just decide she was in madly in love with him when she noticed how he'd matures.

2. When the hell did Winry ever cry for no reason? She always had a reason, but she simply cries more easily than some of the other characters. Her ability to let her emotion go is far healthier than (and darling I love you when I say this) Ed keeping his locked up.

3. She only hits him when he's being an ass. It's nice to see she won't take it. Also, I'd be pretty pissed if he was gone for two years, didn't call, and only showed up when he's destroyed something I've worked so hard to make. Also, he calls her names and doesn't tell her anything that's going on with his life or the danger he's in, so Winry clearly isn't the only one at fault. (not to say its a great thing for her to do but at least she has a reason).

4. You know, it's not like people don't depend on Winry! What would the limbless people in Resembol do if she wasn't there to help them? Winry doesn't have time to constantly watch over Ed and Al, and Pinako can't work all alone. Arakawa made it pretty clear that learning alchemy wasn't a simple task, Winry can't learn it over night.

5. There is no indication that Winry honestly cares about automail more than Ed. Her passion is played for laughs, but everybody has a hobby that they love to the point of sparkles and flowers blooming behind them. And what hell are you talking about?! She didn't make Ed strip! She said he should allow the mechanics to see his arm and leg, she didn't know they would rip his shirt off!

6. ARE YOU SHITTING ME. If I met the man who killed my parents before I could even know them I would probably cry too! Not because I'm a weakling but because I'M HUMAN. Winry never got to have parents because of him- she'll never know what it's like because of him. You're lying if you said you wouldn't cry at that. And let's not forget that Scar is trying to kill Ed and Al too! That's scary enough as it is. Besides, I'm sure if Winry knew how much you adored Scar she wouldn't kill him! (/heavy sarcasm)

7. Winry is one of the strongest character in the series. I'm starting to wonder if we're watching the same show. Winry would give up anything to keep Ed and Al safe, what makes you think she's so selfish? You don't have any evidence of this so I think it's safe to say this ones a bias.

8. Goodness her! She had faith in Edward! Kill her, kill her! If you hate her because she's stubborn then you must despise Ed, huh?

9. What makes you say that?

10. Den lost her leg in a train accident (according to some psp game). Winry was nice enough to make an automail leg for a /dog/- something she probably isn't too familiar with and seems to work just fine.

You're ridiculous if you thought you could bash a character so mercilessly and expect people not to be offended. Your biggest problem with her seems to be that she cries too much, but there is absolutely nothing weak about showing emotion! It's not like she cries 5 times every episode. In her situation, It would be unrealistic if she didn't cry. Arakawa wouldn't let such a horrible character slip so easy- what with every other being so well developed, she wouldn't be able to get away with it.

Kamentantei Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hate Winry. She's such an annoying Mary-Sue bitch with no personality whatsoever. She steals all of Ed's money and spends it, she is a narcissistic biatch who only thinks about herself and no one else matters. Ed and Al want to protect her? Doesn't care, she wants to whack the crap out of Edward. :steamed: I freaking hate even thinking about her, ugh!!! :pissedoff:
Alright it's fine for you to dislike a character- I get that, but I'm about to blow my top here.
How on earth is Winry a Mary Sue with no personality? Explain to my why you're so convinced she's a Mary Sue.
x-SweetPea-x Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE U!! I HATE HER TO! ;u; He stupid ass need to wear a shirt =3=....UGH....N i love scar to!!! N bitch always cry when he dont call her =3=...MAYBE ED DONT WANNA TALK 2 U HUH!? ._. gosh n i thought i was clingy....n she be throwing stuff at him!!
Dude, you are like my best friend now omg. I agree with you on everything! And same about guys you like in FMA. ROY AND GREED ALL THE WAY! (I'm in love with Roy lol)
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