History Awesome / FullmetalAlchemist

21st Mar '17 10:15:35 PM Yaridovich23
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* Horribly, horribly subverted in Mustang's response to finally finding the person who killed his best friend. It seems like this is taking place when [[CurbStompBattle he proceeds to fuck Envy up]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fifty ways to Sunday]], including, but not limited to: evaporating the fluid in his eyes ''twice'', thanking him for turning into his monstrous true form because it makes him a bigger target, blasting his lower jaw off to shut him up (just like he promised), and torching him ''while he looked like [[spoiler:Hughes]]''... But the reader/viewer ''is NOT supposed to be cheering for Roy'', but to be '''worried''' because he is about to become HeWhoFightsMonsters and ''completely'' lose what's left of his sanity and morals, which is seen in how Roy [[SanitySlippage clearly goes more and more batshit]] as the fight progresses. Therefore the "Moment of Awesome" is not exactly for ''Roy'', but for '''Ed and Riza''': they tell him that yes, Envy has done everything in his powers to deserve the death Roy wants so badly to deal to him... but then they add that if he does it, '''he will betray the ideals that he, the dead [[spoiler: Hughes]] and others have upheld for years'''. [[spoiler: And then Envy kills himself anyway, which [[FridgeBrilliance is actually a much more fitting end for him]].]] But some fans [[MisaimedFandom still miss how how Roy's "badass" rampage is a terrible thing in-story...]] ''even in this very Wiki''.

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* Horribly, horribly subverted in Mustang's response to finally finding the person who killed his best friend. It seems like this is taking place when [[CurbStompBattle he proceeds to fuck Envy up]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fifty ways to Sunday]], including, but not limited to: evaporating the fluid in his eyes ''twice'', thanking him for turning into his monstrous true form because it makes him a bigger target, blasting his lower jaw off to shut him up (just like he promised), and torching him ''while he looked like [[spoiler:Hughes]]''... But the reader/viewer ''is NOT supposed to be cheering for Roy'', but to be '''worried''' because he is about to become HeWhoFightsMonsters and ''completely'' lose what's left of his sanity and morals, which is seen in how Roy [[SanitySlippage clearly goes more and more batshit]] as the fight progresses. Therefore the "Moment of Awesome" is not exactly for ''Roy'', but for '''Ed and Riza''': they tell him that yes, Envy has done everything in his powers to deserve the death Roy wants so badly to deal to him... but then they add that if he does it, '''he will betray the ideals that he, the dead [[spoiler: Hughes]] and others have upheld for years'''. [[spoiler: And then Envy kills himself anyway, which [[FridgeBrilliance is actually a much more fitting end for him]].]] But some fans [[MisaimedFandom still miss how how Roy's "badass" rampage is a terrible thing in-story...]] ''even in this very Wiki''.
7th Mar '17 9:13:41 AM TheOrbOfConfusion
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** Her confrontation with Scar in the north: "Young girl... you have every right to take my life in vengeance." Scar's immobilized and heavily wounded, giving Winry a free shot at avenging her parents. Instead, she ''bandages his arm'', saying that it's what her parents would've done, and then angrily tells Scar that forgiving and enduring are two different things when he misunderstands the gesture. Winry ''completely invalidates'' the worldview of a serial killer who lives and breathes revenge, killed her parents, and attempted to kill her childhood friends several times.
*** And when you take this into account when [[spoiler:Scar's fight with Wrath enters the picture, ''every single hero'' who kills one of Father's children was faced with and overcame that deadly sin. Scar had every reason in the world to kill Wrath in revenge, but his reason for fighting the Führer came down to simply needing to get through him to help the other heroes. Scar fought with restraint and self-defense, and his choice to make use of alchemy during the fight echoes Winry's lesson on enduring without forgiving. In other words, because Winry (and earlier, the Ishvalan elder) showed Scar how to deal with his wounds without resorting to revenge, she is directly responsible for Scar's victory over Wrath.]]
24th Feb '17 9:33:22 AM Lonephantom
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* Basque Grand; [[ExtraOreDinary The Iron Blood Alchemist]], [[TheWorfEffect he did loose against scar]], however his alchemy involves making functioning cannons. [[FridgeLogic In order to do this he would have to make all the moving parts, chemicals, and cannonballs]]. Most alchemist make only one element/compound, the Elric brothers radio repairs, may in fact be MundaneUtility.

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* Basque Grand; [[ExtraOreDinary The Iron Blood Alchemist]], Alchemist]]. Even though [[TheWorfEffect he did loose lost against scar]], however Scar]], he put up a valiant fight before going down - indeed, part of the reason he lost was because he simply [[DidNotSeeThatComing had no way of knowing what Scar could do.]] That, and if WordOfGod is anything to go by, [[WorfHadTheFlu he might have been dealing with a hangover at the time.]]
** It's also worth noting that
his alchemy involves making functioning cannons. [[FridgeLogic In order to do this this. he would have to make all the moving parts, chemicals, and cannonballs]]. cannonballs required for the endeavor]]. Most alchemist make only one element/compound, element/compound; Basque Grand made ''several.'' Really, the Elric brothers brothers' radio repairs, may repairs may, in fact fact, be MundaneUtility.



* [[DrJerk Dr. Knox]] shows us that doctors [[DeadlyDoctor should not be messed with]]. When May Chang and Lan Fan wake up in the same room, their first response is... to [[SuccessionCrisis try to take each other out]]. Even [[GentleGiant Al]] can't stop them. Right before the situation became grim, the doctor appears, ''[[CurbStompBattle hitting and yelling at them both]]'' and [[FelonyMisdemeanor asking them to stay in beds like the good patients they are]]. When they refuse, the doctor yells at them ''even louder'', then [[ToThePain reminds them that nasty things can be done to them as a doctor]]. Nevertheless, they complied. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* [[DrJerk Dr. Knox]] shows us that doctors [[DeadlyDoctor should not be messed with]]. When May Chang and Lan Fan wake up in the same room, their first response is... to seeing one another is to [[SuccessionCrisis try to take each other out]].kill one another]]. Even [[GentleGiant Al]] can't stop them. Right before the situation became grim, can completely escalate, the doctor appears, ''[[CurbStompBattle hitting and yelling at whacking them both]]'' both on the head]]'' and [[FelonyMisdemeanor asking them to demanding that they stay in their beds like the good patients they are]]. patients]]. When they refuse, the doctor yells at shouts them ''even louder'', down, then [[ToThePain reminds them that nasty things can be done that, as a doctor, he has the knowledge and means to SERIOUSLY mess them as a doctor]].up]]. Nevertheless, they complied. Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
24th Feb '17 9:04:23 AM Lonephantom
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* In the epilogue of the manga, Roy Mustang is suffering a HeroicBSOD due to [[spoiler: his blindness making it impossible for him to continue on his intended path for re-shaping the country, at least until Dr. Marcoh shows up with a Philosopher's Stone to heal him]]. In the ''Brotherhood'' anime, however, this scene plays out a little differently: [[spoiler: When Dr. Marcoh shows up, Mustang is memorizing Ishvalan cultural facts so he can serve as a diplomat and ambassador. That's right - Mustang is such a {{Determinator}} that he won't let blindness stop him from making the world a better place!]] Really, it suits him a lot better.
19th Feb '17 12:54:59 PM TropeMaster666
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For being a show with some long TearJerker and NightmareFuel pages, Manga/FullmetalAlchemist has a truckload of absolutely ''epic'' moments to balance things out.


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7th Feb '17 7:57:30 PM SSJMagus
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** Hohenheim destroys Father's container by letting Father absorb some souls from him. How did that destroy Father's container? Hohenheim [[http://video.adultswim.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood/tortured-souls.html had gotten to know each and every person within his body.]] Whereas Father saw the Philosopher's Stone only as a bundle of energy, Hohenheim like Al saw that the Philosopher's Stone contained people. Who were really pissed off at Father for ripping their souls out of their body and stuffing them in Hohenheim for over 500 years. The souls then rip Father apart from the inside. [[HopeSpot Too bad]] Father no longer needed his container.

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** Hohenheim destroys Father's container by letting Father absorb some souls from him. How did that destroy Father's container? Hohenheim [[http://video.adultswim.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood/tortured-souls.html had gotten to know each and every person within his body.]] ''All 536,329 of them.'' Whereas Father saw the Philosopher's Stone only as a bundle of energy, Hohenheim like Al saw that the Philosopher's Stone contained people. Who were really pissed off at Father for ripping their souls out of their body and stuffing them in Hohenheim for over 500 years. The souls then rip Father apart from the inside. [[HopeSpot Too bad]] Father no longer needed his container.
7th Jan '17 8:54:42 PM FinalesTropeCrap
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-->'''Ed:''' "IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? (Ed ''[[TheCoatsAreOff rips off his coat]]'') ''[[WhamLine LOOK!]]''"
7th Jan '17 8:48:54 PM FinalesTropeCrap
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** The way he defeated #48 by using ''Scar's'' alchemy technique.
*** There's also the PreAssKickingOneLiner. Since #48 is actually the souls of two murderer brothers bound to one suit of armor (Ed defeats one by knocking off the head containing the blood seal, but his brother, whose seal is on his body, simply picks it up and replaces it). The second brother, moving in for the killing blow, yells "This is for my brother!" Ed, injured and with his automail failing, almost gives up, but then he thinks of Al (who will be stuck forever as a suit of armor if Ed dies here) and enters his HeroicSecondWind with a shout of "And ''this'' is for ''mine''!" [[HilarityEnsues Asskicking ensues.]]

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** The way he defeated #48 Slicer by using ''Scar's'' alchemy technique.
*** There's also the PreAssKickingOneLiner. Since #48 Slicer is actually the souls of two murderer brothers bound to one suit of armor (Ed defeats one by knocking off the head containing the blood seal, but his brother, whose seal is on his body, simply picks it up and replaces it). The second brother, moving in for the killing blow, yells "This is for my brother!" Ed, injured and with his automail failing, almost gives up, but then he thinks of Al (who will be stuck forever as a suit of armor if Ed dies here) and enters his HeroicSecondWind with a shout of "And ''this'' is for ''mine''!" [[HilarityEnsues Asskicking ensues.]]



--> '''Kimblee''': At the end of the day, a human being is not much more than the components used to create a common bomb. If you think about it we're not that special, not you, not me, we're all empty. We're all worthless.
--> '''Al''': I may be empty... ''[[ShutUpHannibal but not worthless!]]''
25th Oct '16 4:19:10 PM dlchen145
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* Pride [[DevourTheDragon eating Gluttony]] was a KickTheDog moment and terrifying, sure. But it also went to show how BadAss and deadly he is, as did his epic fight with Kimblee against Al.

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* Pride [[DevourTheDragon eating Gluttony]] was a KickTheDog moment and terrifying, sure. But it also went to show how BadAss badass and deadly he is, as did his epic fight with Kimblee against Al.



*** Lampshaded by Olivier. "Forget him! My brother is trained well enough to survive [[spoiler:'''[[BadAss a few of those lovetaps]]''']]!"

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*** Lampshaded by Olivier. "Forget him! My brother is trained well enough to survive [[spoiler:'''[[BadAss a [[spoiler:'''a few of those lovetaps]]''']]!"lovetaps''']]!"



* Lust is one of the most {{badass}} characters in the series. She blows things up. Nearly oneshots Roy's ENTIRE team (sure she may have failed but she gets points there). Hell, she fuelled the awesome during her battle with Roy. She also attacked Scar and nearly killed him, sparing the Elric brothers. And winning against Marcoh and threatening him.

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* Lust is one of the most {{badass}} badass characters in the series. She blows things up. Nearly oneshots Roy's ENTIRE team (sure she may have failed but she gets points there). Hell, she fuelled the awesome during her battle with Roy. She also attacked Scar and nearly killed him, sparing the Elric brothers. And winning against Marcoh and threatening him.



* Izumi Curtis taking on ''the entire military'' including the powerful alchemist [[ColonelBadass Alex Armstrong]], at the same time, in order [[MamaBear to get Wrath back from them]] [[OneManArmy and almost succeeding]] was extremely BadAss.

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* Izumi Curtis taking on ''the entire military'' including the powerful alchemist [[ColonelBadass Alex Armstrong]], at the same time, in order [[MamaBear to get Wrath back from them]] [[OneManArmy and almost succeeding]] was extremely BadAss.badass.
16th Oct '16 10:28:39 AM TheOrbOfConfusion
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** Manga-only, but Ling's sense of honor and duty really shines at one point in the siege at Central HQ. [[spoiler:After getting a HeroicBSOD over his inability to heal his allies with his Philosopher's Stone, a dying Buccaneer asks him to defend the gate against the Central troops, stressing that with their dwindling ammunition, Ling is the only one who can do it. Ling immediately asks Greed to lend him his powers notable not just for Greed's casual permission, but that Ling wanted to repay his allies himself rather than ask someone else to do the work.]] And then there's this exchange:
---->'''Buccaneer''': Will he [Greed] help?
---->'''Ling''': Yes. I promise. ''(He begins armoring up and advances on the Central troops)'' [[GameFace And the people of Xing]] ''[[GameFace always]]'' [[GameFace keep their promises.]]
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