History Anime / FullMetalAlchemist

31st Jul '17 6:21:17 PM WaterBlap
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* AmbiguousReligions: The series takes place in a universe where Christianity doesn't exist, [[spoiler:or in reality it became a dead religion centuries ago]]. It's unknown what most characters worship (besides Ishvalans worshipping their God) or who is an atheist. Roy is explicitly an atheist while Edward is an agnostic who has no interest in worshipping God. Ed's brother Alphonse seems to have heavier religious beliefs than him but even with him it's ambiguous if he might be agnostic or not.
16th Jul '17 1:35:50 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->--'''Alphonse Elric''', from the first OpeningNarration

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-->--'''Alphonse -->-- '''Alphonse Elric''', from the first OpeningNarration




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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Literally. [[spoiler:At the end of the anime, they're Ed's cue that he's not in Amestris anymore. He's in London during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]

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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: Literally. [[spoiler:At the end of the anime, they're Ed's cue that he's not in Amestris anymore. He's in London during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.]]
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->[[spoiler:'''Alphonse:''' I don't think of Equivalent Exchange as a law of the world anymore. I think of it as a promise, between my bother and me. A promise that someday, we'll see each other again.
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16th Jul '17 10:50:38 AM MarkLungo
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: During the epilogue with [[spoiler:Ed and Hohenheim in pre-[=WW2=] Germany, Ed is looking into rockets as he thinks perhaps there is something in space that will be like the Gate to get him back to Amestris. Hohenheim asks if he's studied Einstein's work, but Ed says nobody believes him.]]

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: During the epilogue with [[spoiler:Ed and Hohenheim in pre-[=WW2=] Germany, pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, Ed is looking into rockets as he thinks perhaps there is something in space that will be like the Gate to get him back to Amestris. Hohenheim asks if he's studied Einstein's UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's work, but Ed says nobody believes him.]]
16th Jul '17 9:33:29 AM nombretomado
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: During the epilogue with [[spoiler:Ed and Hohenheim in pre-WW2 Germany, Ed is looking into rockets as he thinks perhaps there is something in space that will be like the Gate to get him back to Amestris. Hohenheim asks if he's studied Einstein's work, but Ed says nobody believes him.]]

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: During the epilogue with [[spoiler:Ed and Hohenheim in pre-WW2 pre-[=WW2=] Germany, Ed is looking into rockets as he thinks perhaps there is something in space that will be like the Gate to get him back to Amestris. Hohenheim asks if he's studied Einstein's work, but Ed says nobody believes him.]]



** Firearms are also reminiscent of both TheFifties and the Vietnam War, compared to the WW2 guns in the manga.

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** Firearms are also reminiscent of both TheFifties and the Vietnam War, compared to the WW2 [=WW2=] guns in the manga.
15th Jun '17 12:24:16 AM Seraphine
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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime ran into this largely thanks to being made while the manga still had a ways to go. Aside from the characters that were effectively original, [[spoiler: King Bradley (called Pride, instead of Wrath) can regenerate like the other homunculi, unlike his manga counterpart.]]

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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime ran Runs into this largely thanks to being made while the manga still had a ways to go. Aside from the characters that were effectively original, [[spoiler: King Bradley (called Pride, instead of Wrath) can regenerate like the other homunculi, unlike his manga counterpart.]]



* AmbiguousReligions: The series takes place in a universe where Christanity doesn't exist, [[spoiler:or in reality it became a dead religion centuries ago]]. It's unknown what most characters worship (besides Ishvalans worshipping their God) or who is an atheist. Roy is explicitly an atheist while Edward is an agnostic who has no interest in worshipping God. Ed's brother Alphonse seems to have heavier religious beliefs than him but even with him it's ambiguous if he might be agnostic or not.

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* AmbiguousReligions: The series takes place in a universe where Christanity Christianity doesn't exist, [[spoiler:or in reality it became a dead religion centuries ago]]. It's unknown what most characters worship (besides Ishvalans worshipping their God) or who is an atheist. Roy is explicitly an atheist while Edward is an agnostic who has no interest in worshipping God. Ed's brother Alphonse seems to have heavier religious beliefs than him but even with him it's ambiguous if he might be agnostic or not.



* BerserkButton: Don't EVER call Ed short. Or imply it. It hurts his feelings, pisses him off, and may end with you being hospitalized and humiliated. And then you'll be ashamed for being beaten by a shrimp.
** A more dramatic, one-time example: Ed does ''not'' take [[spoiler: Tucker's]] NotSoDifferent speech well.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Don't EVER call Ed short. Or imply it. It hurts his feelings, pisses him off, and may end with you being hospitalized and humiliated. And then you'll be ashamed for being beaten by a shrimp.
** *** A more dramatic, one-time example: Ed does ''not'' take [[spoiler: Tucker's]] NotSoDifferent speech well.



* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The Hughes' thanking the Elrics and Nina for all their help after Elicia is born.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the manga and ''Brotherhood''. The general mood is a lot more depressing, villains are more down to earth, the fights are short and brutal rather than large and epic, more good characters die, Ed is forced to face drastic unforseen consequences for the actions he takes early on, and the ending is rather bittersweet.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to the manga and ''Brotherhood''. The general mood is a lot more depressing, villains are more down to earth, the fights are short and brutal rather than large and epic, more good characters die, Ed is forced to face drastic unforseen unforeseen consequences for the actions he takes early on, and the ending is rather bittersweet.



--> '''Envy:''' ''[[CryCute Pouting]]'' You nearly broke my neck when you made me run into the wall... You're such a bully!

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--> '''Envy:''' ''[[CryCute Pouting]]'' (''[[CryCute pouting]]'') You nearly broke my neck when you made me run into the wall... You're such a bully!



* HistoricalHilarity: Creator/FritzLang shows up in TheMovie and acts as a genial comic relief mentor to Ed. He correctly guesses that Ed is not a native of Earth and discusses the subject of parallel words with him at one point, wondering what his otherworldly double would be like. Ed gives him a sideways look but doesn't let on [[spoiler:his counterpart is a genocidal war criminal dictator: King Bradley aka Pride.]] Makes sense, given that Lang was Jewish [[spoiler:and his counterpart is basically the alternate universe version of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]]. The alias he uses is even "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse]]."

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* HistoricalHilarity: Creator/FritzLang shows up in TheMovie and acts as a genial comic relief mentor to Ed. He correctly guesses that Ed is not a native of Earth and discusses the subject of parallel words with him at one point, wondering what his otherworldly double would be like. Ed gives him a sideways look but doesn't let on [[spoiler:his counterpart is a genocidal war criminal dictator: King Bradley aka Pride.]] Makes sense, given that Lang was Jewish [[spoiler:and his counterpart is basically the alternate universe version of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]]. The alias he uses is even "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/DrMabuseTheGambler "[[Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse]]."



** The Earth versions of several Amestristan characters: Fritz Lang ([[spoiler:King Bradley]]), Maes and Gracia Hughes, Alfons Heidrich (Alphonse Elric), Noah (Rose) and the two gypsies driving the truck that pick Ed [[spoiler:and Al]] up at the end of the movie (Scar and Lust). Official art also shows Riza's and Roy's Earth counterparts but they don't appear in-series.

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** The Earth versions of several Amestristan Amestrian characters: Fritz Lang ([[spoiler:King Bradley]]), Maes and Gracia Hughes, Alfons Heidrich (Alphonse Elric), Noah (Rose) and the two gypsies driving the truck that pick Ed [[spoiler:and Al]] up at the end of the movie (Scar and Lust). Official art also shows Riza's and Roy's Earth counterparts but they don't appear in-series.



* LoopholeAbuse: Armstrong directly calls Scar out on it when he says that Scar gets around committing the Ihsbalan-labeled sin of alchemy by only stopping at the second step (Deconstruction).

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* LoopholeAbuse: Armstrong directly calls Scar out on it when he says that Scar gets around committing the Ihsbalan-labeled Ishbalan-labeled sin of alchemy by only stopping at the second step (Deconstruction).



* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Scar's arm. It's initially introduced as simply having the power to deconstruct matter but it also has other functions such as decoding information and feeding it into Scar's brain. Justified as in this adapation it is [[spoiler: an incomplete [[GreenRocks Philospher's Stone]]]], so it's more complicated than Manga!Scar's arm.

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Scar's arm. It's initially introduced as simply having the power to deconstruct matter but it also has other functions such as decoding information and feeding it into Scar's brain. Justified as in this adapation adaptation it is [[spoiler: an incomplete [[GreenRocks Philospher's Stone]]]], so it's more complicated than Manga!Scar's arm.



* NighInvulnerability: Homunculi are not impervious to damage anymore than a normal human is, but can regenerate it right away. (Though the rate of regeneration seems to vary between them, e.g. [[spoiler:Pride]] is able to regenerate almost instanteneously, while [[spoiler:Wrath]]'s regenerative abilities seem considerably less developed, and [[spoiler:Lust]] falls somewhere in between.) They don't have great armor, just tons and tons of Hit Points, with the specific exception of Greed, whose special trick ''is'' turning his body into super-armor.

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* NighInvulnerability: Homunculi are not impervious to damage anymore than a normal human is, but can regenerate it right away. (Though the rate of regeneration seems to vary between them, e.g. [[spoiler:Pride]] is able to regenerate almost instanteneously, instantaneously, while [[spoiler:Wrath]]'s regenerative abilities seem considerably less developed, and [[spoiler:Lust]] falls somewhere in between.) They don't have great armor, just tons and tons of Hit Points, with the specific exception of Greed, whose special trick ''is'' turning his body into super-armor.



* {{Nosebleed}}: "When I become Fuhrer, all female officers will be required to wear...''TINY MINISKIRTS''!"

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* {{Nosebleed}}: "When I become Fuhrer, Havoc has one when Mustang declares that when he becomes Fuhrer he will require all female officers will be required to wear...''TINY MINISKIRTS''!"wear tiny miniskirts.



** The two Protagonists' last name is [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]]

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** The two Protagonists' last name is [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]]Elric]].



** In episode 50, [[spoiler:Envy's true form, which looks like Hoenheim]].

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** In episode 50, [[spoiler:Envy's true form, which looks like Hoenheim]].Hohenheim]].
5th Jun '17 2:44:33 AM Airin
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** There's further sinking for Ed/Winry and Ed/Noah in the audio commentary of the movie's special edition. Director Seiji Mizushima states that he didn't see Ed and Winry's relationship working, and that there wasn't anything romantic between Ed and Noah. Fans of another major Ed-ship (Elricest) must have been quite happy with the ending, though.
4th Jun '17 6:18:12 PM theknack101
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: During the epilogue with [[spoiler:Ed and Hohenheim in pre-WW2 Germany, Ed is looking into rockets as he thinks perhaps there is something in space that will be like the Gate to get him back to Amestris. Hohenheim asks if he's studied Einstein's work, but Ed says nobody believes him.]]
4th Jun '17 2:36:51 PM theknack101
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* GoryDiscretionShot: It cuts away for a second when [[spoiler:Wrath finishes off Lust.]] But oddly we see her fully intact with no obvious wounds or blood afterwards.
2nd Jun '17 9:19:01 PM theknack101
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** Related to the above, when Lyra takes Rose underground, they enter a chapel for a religion Lyra says was long abandoned. Inside are clearly crosses.
** Both Lyra and [[spoiler:Hohenheim]] are noted to wear strong perfume/cologne. This is [[spoiler:to cover up the smell of their bodies rotting.]]
1st Jun '17 2:18:58 PM Nononsensecapeesh
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The Hughes' thanking the Elrics and Nina for all their help after Elicia is born.
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