Is there any Hughes fan here who felt disturbed by the manga version of Maes Hughes? The point of discomfort is this incarnation's participation in the Ishbal Massacre. Like Mustang, Riza, and Armstrong he helps in the slaughter of innocents (He has 'murderer's eyes', and says he can't choose his death after taking innocent lives). He is also forced to helplessly witness Wrath crapping all over the Ishbalans' wish to surrender. I know this is supposed to be flashback character development, but these scenes press me the wrong way. I could expect such scenes from the other three soldiers I listed, but it's hard for me to see Hughes going through that too. A bada-- who could kill people (if need be), I accept. Another docile soldier who (reluctantly but helplessly) killed innocents? I don't know.
This is different from anime Hughes, who took a desk job (at the homefront presumably) and avoided fighting the war. Then again, maybe I'm wrongly sanitizing this version, and thus my complaint has much to do about nothing. It's very possible that anime Hughes had his own demons, having his own share of acts he really isn't proud of. Note the anime adapted his rather cool behavior to making lethal (for humans) attacks on Lust and Envy. Like the manga, this version had experience killing people. Still, it's something worth noting.