It’s A Terrible Day for Rain

Meaning

What does It’s A Terrible Day for Rain mean?

It’s a Terrible Day for Rain refers to a memorable quote from the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series, uttered by Roy Mustang, while crying for a lost ally.

It is used as an expression for covering up one’s tears, in order to appear masculine even in an overwhelmingly emotional situation, similar to the popular image macro meme Crying Behind Mask.

The quote has been utilized widely among the fans of the anime series online, spawning a lot of image macros, clips and even video remixes and parodies.

It’s a terrible day for rain.

Origin

What's the origin of It’s A Terrible Day for Rain?

“It’s a Terrible Day for Rain” is uttered by Roy Mustang in the 10th Episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which first aired in the US on June 11th, 2009, under the title Separate Destinations.”

Roy says the line following the funeral of Maes Hughes, a cherished and beloved ally.

When confronted with the fact that it’s not raining, his face is shown to be dripping with tears, while he says “No, it’s raining alright.”

The scene was immediately found profound by fans of the anime series, who have been making references to it since the episode aired.

Spread & Usage

How did It’s A Terrible Day for Rain spread?

The quote has been circulating as a meme on online anime communities since 2014.

It would appear on posts ranging from 4chan to Reddit to 9GAG and Imgur, being mostly associated with masculinity denying tears, for those that Studied the Blade cannot afford to appear weak, because The Weak Should Fear The Strong.

“It’s a Terrible Day for Rain” grew to be a popular anime iteration of the Manly Tears meme over the years, appearing in comments and posts, related to content, that might make someone cry.

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