History Anime / FullMetalAlchemist

2nd May '16 6:33:19 AM hanazaki462anime
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* {{Transgender}}: Being a shapeshifter, Envy can change his gender at will.
8th Apr '16 5:43:11 PM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: We are given Gluttony, an ExtremeOmnivore will eat anything and can never be satisfied. Needless to say, he has no qualms about making a [[ToServeMan snack out of people]] and devouring enemies is his method of choice for eliminating them. He even has a OneWingedAngel form where he turns into a horrifying BellyMouth.
20th Mar '16 6:56:28 AM CJCroen1393
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** An infamous one from "Night of the Chimera's Cry".
-->'''Ed:''' (''to Shou Tucker, after he presents him with his [[MixAndMatchCritters new Chimera]]'') Now tell me this...[[BodyHorror where exactly have Alexander and Nina gone to?]]
18th Mar '16 10:37:32 PM AtticusOmundson
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* OutOfFocus: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and PlayedForLaughs by Scar and Lust in the Chibi Wrap Party OVA. They complain about how their entire appearance in the film amounted to a cameo, and reveal that they even had to play FacelessGoons just to make some extra money.



* OutOfFocus: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and PlayedForLaughs by Scar and Lust in the Chibi Wrap Party OVA. They complain about how their entire appearance in the film amounted to a cameo, and reveal that they even had to play FacelessGoons just to make some extra money.
17th Mar '16 10:01:32 AM Pichu-kun
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* AloofBigBrother

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* AnachronismStew: A fleet of giant rocket-powered transport planes... In [[spoiler:the WeimarRepublic? StupidJetpackHitler!]]
** Also appearing in the series at various points (presumably as [[EasterEgg Easter Eggs]]): a string of modern real-world flags, not at all early-20th-century-looking comic books, and [[ProductPlacement Snyder's]] pretzels.
** Rather, those are probably meant to show that time doesn't flow linearly in the Gate. [[spoiler:Both Ed and Hohenheim see the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima before they happen, after all.]]

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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A fleet of giant rocket-powered transport planes... In [[spoiler:the WeimarRepublic? StupidJetpackHitler!]]
** Also appearing in the series at various points (presumably as [[EasterEgg Easter Eggs]]): a string of modern real-world flags, not at all early-20th-century-looking comic books, and [[ProductPlacement Snyder's]] pretzels.
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pretzels. Rather, those are probably meant to show that time doesn't flow linearly in the Gate. [[spoiler:Both Ed and Hohenheim see the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima before they happen, after all.]]



* TheAtoner:
** Roy
** [[spoiler:Scar]] over time.
** [[spoiler:Hohenheim]].
** Marcoh

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** %%** Roy
** %%** [[spoiler:Scar]] over time.
** %%** [[spoiler:Hohenheim]].
** %%** Marcoh



* {{Badass}}: Ed, Roy, Izumi, Scar, Envy... A lot of them, really.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: Ed, Roy, Izumi, Scar, Envy... A lot of them, really.



* BaitAndSwitchCredits: I'm sorry, ''when'' did those serpent things show up? Oh right, ''never''.

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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: BaitAndSwitchCredits:
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I'm sorry, ''when'' did those serpent things show up? Oh right, ''never''.



* BareYourMidriff: Envy, Wrath and Winry. The first two are ''guys''.
** Envy ''is'' awfully androgynous, though.

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* BareYourMidriff: Envy, Wrath Wrath, and Winry. The first two are ''guys''.
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''guys''. Envy ''is'' awfully androgynous, though.



* BookEnds: The "Humankind cannot gain" speech is narrated by Al throughout the series to reflect what has been learned over the course of the story.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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The "Humankind cannot gain" speech is narrated by Al throughout the series to reflect what has been learned over the course of the story.



* ChekhovsGunman: Lyra, a wind-using alchemist and Yoki's lackey, is a seemingly innocuous addition to the anime's Youswell episode; she later [[spoiler:becomes the container for the BigBad via GrandTheftMe]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
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Lyra, a wind-using alchemist and Yoki's lackey, is a seemingly innocuous addition to the anime's Youswell episode; she later [[spoiler:becomes the container for the BigBad via GrandTheftMe]].



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mugear
* CostumeCopycat: The Tringham brothers.

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* %%* CostumeCopycat: The Tringham brothers.



* CultureChopSuey: At least one scene has Ed eating rice out of bowls with chopsticks in what is otherwise a setting based on early twentieth century Europe.

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* CultureChopSuey: CultureChopSuey:
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At least one scene has Ed eating rice out of bowls with chopsticks in what is otherwise a setting based on early twentieth century Europe.



** Envy, who looks almost perfectly female (and has a female, albeit androgynous-sounding, voice actress) save for his lack of breasts. His outfit doesn't help matters.
** Though, to be fair, anyone watching for the first time could easily pass this off as just saying Envy morphed into a female form so as to further distance himself from his [[spoiler:Elric]] roots.

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** Envy, who looks almost perfectly female (and has a female, albeit androgynous-sounding, voice actress) save for his lack of breasts. His outfit doesn't help matters.
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matters. Though, to be fair, anyone watching for the first time could easily pass this off as just saying Envy morphed into a female form so as to further distance himself from his [[spoiler:Elric]] roots.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Barry the Chopper ([[spoiler:is dealt with by the Elrics in the flesh well before they encounter him as a possessed armor at Lab 5]]), and Lyra ([[spoiler:shows up as Yoki's lackey in Youswell and later becomes Dante's servant...and body]]).

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** Wrath is a rather androgynous WildChild with long hair and a midriff baring shirt.
* EarlyBirdCameo: EarlyBirdCameo:
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Barry the Chopper ([[spoiler:is dealt with by the Elrics in the flesh well before they encounter him as a possessed armor at Lab 5]]), and Lyra ([[spoiler:shows up as Yoki's lackey in Youswell and later becomes Dante's servant...and body]]).



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the first dozen episodes or so, the writers don't all seem to be on the same page regarding the laws of alchemy and particulars of Amestris, leading to such oddities as alchemy being used on remote targets, Ed knocking Al into a river without concern for his blood seal, signs appearing in Japanese, a reference to alchemy use causing physical exhaustion that is never mentioned again, and Ed transmuting flowers out of snow. One particular error in the broadcast version, wherein Ed discovers he can use alchemy without a transmutation circle by punching his fist, was even modified for the DVD release (to a shot of Ed clasping his palms together).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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For the first dozen episodes or so, the writers don't all seem to be on the same page regarding the laws of alchemy and particulars of Amestris, leading to such oddities as alchemy being used on remote targets, Ed knocking Al into a river without concern for his blood seal, signs appearing in Japanese, a reference to alchemy use causing physical exhaustion that is never mentioned again, and Ed transmuting flowers out of snow. One particular error in the broadcast version, wherein Ed discovers he can use alchemy without a transmutation circle by punching his fist, was even modified for the DVD release (to a shot of Ed clasping his palms together).



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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The anime in general is quite dark and violent for a {{shonen}} series, but more specifically some of the later episodes sneak in some rather heavy sexual innuendo, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl2gWX0gMik Hawkeye's]] [[EroticDream dream]] in episode 37 (wherein the dub is only too happy to play up the suggestive subtext), and later more seriously in the form of the not-so-subtle implication that [[spoiler: Rose was raped and impregnated by Amestrian soldiers during the rebellion in Liore]].

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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The anime in general is quite dark and violent for a {{shonen}} series, but more specifically some of the later episodes sneak in some rather heavy sexual innuendo, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl2gWX0gMik Hawkeye's]] [[EroticDream dream]] in episode 37 (wherein the dub is only too happy to play up the suggestive subtext), and later more seriously in the form of the not-so-subtle implication that [[spoiler: Rose was raped and impregnated by Amestrian soldiers during the rebellion in Liore]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Scar went from a victim of genocide by alchemy to hunting down and killing every state alchemist he could find; with alchemy. [[spoiler:He eventually becomes aware of this.]]
** ...which does not stop him from [[spoiler:murdering ''7,000'' Amestrian infantrymen as his dying act.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Scar went from a victim of genocide by alchemy to hunting down and killing every state alchemist he could find; with alchemy. [[spoiler:He eventually becomes aware of this.]]
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]].. which does not stop him from [[spoiler:murdering ''7,000'' Amestrian infantrymen as his dying act.]]



* 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]].
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UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]]. The alias he uses is even "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/DrMabuseTheGambler Dr. Mabuse]]."



** The Earth versions of several Amestristan characters: Fritz Lang ([[spoiler:King Bradley]]), Maes and Gracia Hughes, Alfons Heidrich (Alphonse Elric), Noa (Rose) and the two gypsies driving the truck that pick Ed [[spoiler:and Al]] up at the end of the movie (Scar and Lust).

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** The Earth versions of several Amestristan characters: Fritz Lang ([[spoiler:King Bradley]]), Maes and Gracia Hughes, Alfons Heidrich (Alphonse Elric), Noa 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).Lust). Official art also shows Riza's and Roy's Earth counterparts but they don't appear in-series.



* IfYouCanReadThis: Any book on alchemy shown onscreen is copied from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' player's manuals on alchemy. Evidently, Amestris runs on a D20 system.

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* IfYouCanReadThis: IfYouCanReadThis:
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Any book on alchemy shown onscreen is copied from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' player's manuals on alchemy. Evidently, Amestris runs on a D20 system.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Edward towards the end.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice:
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[[spoiler:Edward towards the end.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Psiren, the PhantomThief.
** SubvertedTrope: She ''was'' stealing for a benevolent cause, but not the one that she pretended to be stealing for.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Psiren, the PhantomThief.
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PhantomThief. SubvertedTrope: She ''was'' stealing for a benevolent cause, but not the one that she pretended to be stealing for.



* MythologyGag: Ling Yao and Xiao-Mei appeared in cameos.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Ling Yao and Xiao-Mei appeared in cameos.



** Though it's averted with the ending of the series, which ''does'' have [[spoiler:Dr. Haushoffer]] speaking with a clearly German accent.

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** Though it's averted with the ending of the series, which ''does'' have [[spoiler:Dr. Haushoffer]] speaking with a clearly German accent. It's justified there as he's meant to be speaking accented English.



* PhlebotinumBreakdown: If you don't know your stuff, alchemic reactions can backfire on you pretty spectacularly. Even if you '''do''' know your stuff, alchemic reactions can backfire on you pretty spectacularly. As ANYONE who committed taboo can attest...

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* PhlebotinumBreakdown: PhlebotinumBreakdown:
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If you don't know your stuff, alchemic reactions can backfire on you pretty spectacularly. Even if you '''do''' know your stuff, alchemic reactions can backfire on you pretty spectacularly. As ANYONE who committed taboo can attest...



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The old chestnut, the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth, is used to surprisingly great effect for TheReveal of what's on the other side of the gate. [[spoiler:It really gives you the feeling that you've suddenly been transported from the fantastic world of the anime to the "real" one.]]

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: PublicDomainSoundtrack:
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The old chestnut, the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth, is used to surprisingly great effect for TheReveal of what's on the other side of the gate. [[spoiler:It really gives you the feeling that you've suddenly been transported from the fantastic world of the anime to the "real" one.]]



* SchizoTech: The world mixes 1920s tech with alchemy and cybernetic limbs.
** And ''[[spoiler:full-body prosthetics]]''.

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* SchizoTech: SchizoTech:
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The world mixes 1920s tech with alchemy and cybernetic limbs.
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limbs. And ''[[spoiler:full-body prosthetics]]''.



* ShadowArchetype: The homunculi are largely [[spoiler: the "shadow" of the deceased person whose human transmutation backfired]].

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* ShadowArchetype: ShadowArchetype:
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The homunculi are largely [[spoiler: the "shadow" of the deceased person whose human transmutation backfired]].



* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler:What happens to Ed in the end. An even bigger twist? It's a version of our world.]]
** [[spoiler: Al joins him on Earth at the end of the movie.]]

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler:What happens to Ed in the end. end]]. An even bigger twist? It's [[spoiler:It's a version of our world.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Al joins him on Earth at the end of the movie.]]
15th Mar '16 2:01:47 AM morenohijazo
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* MistakenIdentity: Al is almost always mistaken for Ed by someone they are meeting for the first time due to Ed's code name and Al's appearance.



* MortalityPhobia: [[spoiler: Dante's wish to never die]] is what runs the military agenda and what makes the homunculi do what they do.



* MistakenIdentity: Al is almost always mistaken for Ed by someone they are meeting for the first time due to Ed's code name and Al's appearance.
14th Mar '16 3:46:53 AM morenohijazo
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* AllThereInTheStinger: There's a few, the most notable being Greeling attacking King Bradley[[spoiler: /Wrath]] in his home. This sets up the start of the following episode, which if you missed TheStinger, comes completely out of nowhere.
14th Mar '16 3:44:48 AM morenohijazo
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* AllThereInTheStinger: There's a few, the most notable being Greeling attacking King Bradley[[spoiler: /Wrath]] in his home. This sets up the start of the following episode, which if you missed TheStinger, comes completely out of nowhere.
13th Mar '16 3:36:04 PM jjjj2
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* AllThereInTheStinger: It has a few, the most notable being Greeling attacking King Bradley[[spoiler: /Wrath]] in his home. Again, this is picked up the following episode, but if you missed TheStinger then it comes out of nowhere.
6th Mar '16 4:50:23 AM morenohijazo
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* AllThereInTheStinger: It has a few, the most notable being Greeling attacking King Bradley[[spoiler: /Wrath]] in his home. Again, this is picked up the following episode, but if you missed TheStinger then it comes out of nowhere.
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