Most of Amestris has heard of the heartbreaking stroy of the two Elric brothers, but only a few have heard of the two Nova sisters whose lives may have been worse than that of the Elrics. The Nova sisters lived with their mother, father, and Angel, their younger sister. Their father worked at the fifth laboratory in Central, where his family lived in a small estate, before it was "closed down". Their father planned to make his alchemy strong enough to make his daughters his next test subjects. When it was Emily's 8th birthday, the Nova sisters were taken down to their father's lab in the basement. Emily was the first to be transmuted, she was supposed to be a full homunculus that was able to control the shadows, but her transmutation failed. She was half-human and half-homunculus, a human that could be taken over by her homunculus side, but could never become a true souless doll. Em could control the shadows, use alchemy, and had a soul. Raven was the next to be transmuted, she was transmuted into a raven chimera. She had the wings of a raven, could fly, and could hide her wings, but it was painful to make them disappear. The last Nova sister was going to be transmuted into a mix of a dove chimera and a homunculus, but she wasn't strong enough to under go the change. She died in the arms of her sister, Emily, as soldiers rushed down the stairs to arrest her father. soon after they left, the older sister attempted to bring her sister back, but she failed at the cost of her right arm and her left leg. Her mother took her to an automail mechanic in Resembool, Granny Pinako and Winry, to get her daughter automail limbs. Years pass and the Nova's mother passes when Emily turns 13 on the same day that her sister had passed. After a year had passed, Em had taken the State Alchemist Exam and become a State Alchemist. She and her sister, Raven, now live in an apartment complex that is next to the military's headquarters.