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This is a short summary page for characters from the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga series and its anime adaptation ''Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood''. '''Note''': For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Characters.FullmetalAlchemistAnime.

This page deals with the Main Characters of the series.

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[[folder:Edward "Ed" Elric]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Major\\
'''Speciality:''' Martial-Arts/Weapon Alchemy/Alchemy Without an Array]
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The protagonist of the series. Seeks the secret of the Philosopher's Stone so he can undo the mistakes of his past of trying to bring back his mother to life. The truth behind the Philosopher's Stone, and the connection to the secrets behind the country he lives in drives the story.

->Voiced by: RomiPark (JP), VicMignogna (EN)
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* AccidentalPervert: He almost sees Winry naked when she starts undressing, without realizing Ed is in the room with her.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Young Ed.
* AlliterativeName
* AntiHero: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type II]].
** KnightInSourArmour
* ArtificialLimbs: His automail, of course.
* AuthorAppeal: Hiromu Arakawa likes muscular men, which should come as no surprise seeing how extremely ripped Ed is for a too-short-for-his-age teen. And his remarkable tendency to [[ShirtlessScene rip off his clothing to show off his bare torso...]]
** To be fair though, he has to lug around all of that auto-mail which probably helps with his physique, along with all of the fighting he does.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: With Winry.]]
* {{Badass}}: Very, very badass.
** BadassBookworm
** BadassLonghair
** [[BadassLongcoat Badass Long]] [[BringMyRedJacket Red Jacket]]
*** TheCoatsAreOff: He doesn't take off his jacket, he ''rips it off''.
** [[spoiler: BadassNormal: After giving up his alchemy to save Al.]]
** HandicappedBadass (''technically'', but his automail usually more than compensates)
*** [[spoiler: Still handcapped, but has both arms now.]]
** BadassTransplant
** [[spoiler: RetiredBadass]]
** BadassBoast: Extremely satisfying example in the [[spoiler:last battle against the Father]]
--->'''Edward''': [[spoiler:Get up, you miserable fuck. It's time you learned why you're not in our league!]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Winry.
* BerserkButton: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "WHO ARE YOU CALLING A]] [[TwistingTheWords TINY LITTLE BEAN SPROUT THE SIZE OF A GRAIN OF RICE!?!"]]
** [[PhraseCatcher "LIKE I SAID, THAT'S]] [[RunningGag NOT WHAT I SAID!!!]]
** "If you think I'll let you harm A HAIR ON HER HEAD...!"
** "I HATE MILK!"
* BigBrotherInstinct: His mission in life is to get his little brother's body back.
** The probable reason for his being a near-CelibateHero: "Love is a distraction."
* {{Bishounen}}: Especially in ''Brotherhood''.
** Especially more so in May Cheng's fantasies of him.
** LongHairedPrettyBoy
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His iconic armblade.
* BraidsOfAction: Rare male example.
* BrattyHalfPint: And yet the ''main character''.
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal: Willingly sacrifices his ability to use alchemy to get back Alphonse.]]
* ButtMonkey
* CannotSpitItOut: He'd rather recite the periodic table of elements at top speed.
* CastFromLifespan: [[spoiler: To keep from bleeding to death, Ed uses his own soul as a Philosopher's stone and shortens his lifespan by a few years to close a wound]].
* CelibateHero: He has to [[RedemptionQuest get Al's body back]] before even thinking about... ''[=HydrogenHeliumLithiumBeryllium...=]''
* ChildMage: Started alchemy at a very young age.
* ChildSoldiers: Received a State Alchemist's certification at the age of 12.
* CodeName[=/=]RedBaron: [[TitleDrop Fullmetal Alchemist]]
* CombatPragmatist: In his own words, "There's no such thing as dirty in a fight."
* CosmicPlaything: Is he ever. [[spoiler: Though this does lead to a rather satisfying CallBack by Ed at the end of the series, "A lesson without pain is meaningless."]]
* CrossDressingVoices: In the original, averted in the dub.
* CursedWithAwesome: His artificial limbs have saved his life a ''lot''.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His golden hair and eyes are inherited from his father.
* DeadLittleSister: The whole [[{{Necromantic}} human transmutation]] experience.
** And later with Nina Tucker.
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially with Mustang.
* DestructiveSavior: On par with Major Alex Armstrong, if not THE poster child.
* {{Determinator}}: He was a Determinator when he was ''ten'', and he hasn't changed since.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Twice. [[spoiler: First against Pride, then against Father. The second one counts as punching out ''two deities at once.'']]
* DisabledLoveInterest: For Winry. [[spoiler: They eventually marry.]]
* DoesNotLikeGuns
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Milk]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He gets his arm back, Al gets his body back, and he starts a family with his VictoriousChildhoodFriend]], but WOW did he go through hell and back to get it.
* ExactEavesdropping: He learns that [[spoiler:what he created was not his mother]] by eavesdroping a conversation between Hohenheim and Pinako.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller
* ExpressiveHair
* ExtraOreDinary: His and Al's alchemy specialty.
* EyesOfGold
* {{Fanservice}}: Spends large amounts of time without a shirt on. And don't forget his shower scene.
* GenerationXerox: As flashback episodes ultimately show, he looks pretty much exactly like his father as a teenager, [[spoiler: who was also an alchemical prodigy traumatized by human transmutation]].
** Plus, according to a series of sketches of Ed aging done by Arakawa, he will look incredibly like his father by the time he gets to 40 or so.
* GoodIsNotNice: Even with all of his good qualities, you can't deny that Ed can be a real asshole.
** HairOfGold: Despite being an asshole, he's still a heroic guy.
* GraspTheSun: Does this in two opening credits.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroicBastard: Despite living with his mom for years, his dad never actually married her.
* HeroicBSOD: Ed is the patron saint of this trope. If the slightest thing goes wrong, Ed goes spinning off into a BSOD.
* [[spoiler:HotDad: He becomes one in the GrandFinale.]]
* HurtingHero: Boy is he ever.
* IdiotHair: He might not be an idiot, but Ed has a small "antenna" of hair which he intentionally sticks up to make himself appear taller.
* IGotBigger: Somewhat. Goes from roughly 4' 10" when shown in the very beginning to about 5' 4" in the final battle a year later. Then once again to around 5' 9" in the epilogue, which is several years after that. A rare case in fiction of a teenager growing slowly in real time, slow enough in fact that you don't notice until you compare the differences over the course of thirty or so chapters. Amusingly enough, he only starts to grow once he stops complaining about how short he is.
* ILetGwenStacyDie[=/=]ItsAllMyFault: This occurs '''three times''' over the course of the series to poor Edward; Alphonse losing his body, Nina's death, and then [[spoiler:Hughes' death]]. In the case of Al's body, Ed completely blames himself to the point of [[spoiler:fearing that Alphonse resents him]].
* InsufferableGenius: Of Poirot-ean proportions.
* InTheBlood: He can't stand his dad for abandoning his family and yet he abandons what constitutes ''his family'' in the way he shuts Winry and Pinako out of his life.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ...and limbs of steel.
* LargeHam: When annoyed. [[spoiler: Minus the "large" part.]]
** [[spoiler: WHO'RE YOU CALLIN' A MOUSY LITTLE PIPSQUEAK?!]]
** Also, in a [[BatmanGambit gambit to lure out Scar to kill him, and by extension the Homonculi to protect him]], Edward puts on a rather theatrical display of his alchemy.
* LaughingMad: Does this briefly when he [[spoiler: realizes trying to bring his mother back was a SenselessSacrifice after digging up the remains of what he and Al created during the failed human transmutation]].
* MajorlyAwesome: State alchemist all have the rank of major. (Or higher).
* LifeOrLimbDecision: How he saved Al's soul from crossing over.
* MeaningfulEcho: Of a sorts. The positions in the family photo of Hohenheim, Trisha, Ed, and Al are roughly repeated in the finale photo with [[spoiler:Ed, Winry, and their two children. Well, except for Daddy Ed looking far more ecstatic than Hohenheim did.]]
* MenDontCry: Excluding his backstory, Edward only ever cries once in the entire series, [[spoiler: and those were BerserkerTears over Hohenheim trying to convince Ed to sacrfice him to bring Al back to life.]]
* MrFanservice: Not bad for a [[TheNapoleon vertically-challenged]] [[hottip:* :[[BerserkButton (Start running)]] double-amputee.
** [[spoiler: The vertically challenged part has changed - he is taller.]]
* TheNapoleon: See BerserkButton... however, [[SheIsAllGrownUp he eventually gets a growth spurt down the line!]]
** But [[spoiler: Al is still taller than him in the BabiesEverAfter photo, despite his body spending several years in an emaciated state. Ed just can't win...]]
* NayTheist: Not only does he know for fact that God[=/=]Truth[=/=]Whatever He Calls Himself exists, his leg was stolen by it. That's the reason why his opinion of the guy is shit.
* NomDeMom: He and Al are registered under their mother's last name.
* NoOneElseIsThatDumb: A variation - when he and Lin end up in [[spoiler:Gluttony's stomach]], the latter [[BerserkButton asks him if he is the little pipsqueak]] to make sure he's not Envy in disguise. Ed reacts promptly.
* ObliviousToLove: At first.
* Theatre/OedipusRex: He blames Hohenheim's ParentalAbandonment for his mother's death.
* PowerCopying: Part of Ed's fighting style is adapting techniques he's seen other characters use. This includes Armstrong's "Strong Arm Spikes," Scar's Deconstruction Alchemy, Greed's carbon shield, and [[spoiler: reversing Pride's attempt to possess him.]]
* RankUp: Upon passing the State Alchemist exam. He is still called ''Mister'' Elric instead of ''Major'' Elric however, because according to Denny Brosh, State Alchemists possess a rank ''equivalent'' to a major. Most characters in the military call him by [[FirstNameBasis his first name]] or "Fullmetal".
* RatedMForManly: The reason his duster is red? - he thinks the colour is BadAss.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: He wears a red coat and has black cloths underneath [[SubvertedTrope but is not evil]]
* RedemptionQuest: ''"I'm sorry Al. This is all my fault. So I promise that no matter what, I'll get you your body back."''
* RedIsHeroic: His red cape, although he denies being a hero.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Alphonse and Mustang's blue.
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Decides against regaining his leg as a reminder of his journey and the consequences of his actions.]]
** [[spoiler: Even after he gets his right arm back, he retains the brutal-looking scars from his automail surgery, as well as a couple of metal bits sticking out of his skin and presumably more inside him.]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: With Winry. "She's my mechanic! Nothing more!"
* ShipperOnDeck: Has been playing matchmaker to Ling and Lan Fan as well as Roy and Riza. You know it's sad when ''[[CannotSpitItOut Ed]]'' [[EveryoneCanSeeIt can see it]].
** [[spoiler:He also did this to Al and May (although it might have been unintentional) in chapter 104.]]
* ShirtlessScene: He loses his shirt so much that it's a wonder he [[WalkingShirtlessScene bothers to wear one at all]].
* SiblingYinYang: With Al.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Apparently decides he wants to marry Winry at a young age, goes through a long period of CannotSpitItOut during which he never shows the slightest interest in another girl, and eventually [[spoiler: marries Winry.]]
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Apparently he can [[spoiler: turn himself into a philosopher's stone to destroy homunculi from inside]].
** The ability to [[spoiler:turn himself into a philosopher's stone]] was foreshadowed after his battle against Kimblee. Now, being able to use that ability to [[spoiler:hijack homunculi...]]
* TeenGenius: Youngest state alchemist ever.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Most of what he makes through alchemy could look good in a Death Metal concert. Justified because he's a kid.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Absolutely refuses to kill people.
** TechnicalPacifist
** HonorBeforeReason: This trait nearly gets him killed against Kimblee.
---> "Die?! You just don't know anything about Edward Elric!"
* TookALevelInBadass: As if he already wasn't badass enough, [[spoiler: Ed getting his right arm back leads to Father getting a complete NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.]]
* TroubledButCute
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: Against Father, after Al's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Mustang, Ling, [[spoiler:and Scar, after the latter's HeelFaceTurn]]. Let's just say anyone Ed befriends are likely to develop this type of relationship with him. Even his relationship with Winry is like this sometimes, though to a much lesser extent than the others listed.
* [[spoiler: WackyMarriageProposal]]: [[spoiler: To Winry. Still a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming though]].
* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth at the end, he goes west for more research and create a replacement rule for alchemy]]
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: While not as often as Alphonse, Ed does have tendency to display a high level of wisdom for someone his age.
* TheWorfBarrage: He has on several occasions conjured an elaborate-looking spear from the ground. Until the [[spoiler:fight with the Cyclops Army]] it would always be cut apart in moments. He's a much better fighter barehanded or with a blade transmuted from his automail's casing.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: To Scar regarding a relatively minor matter "Hearing you agree with me makes me mad for some reason..."
* YoureNotMyFather: Typically refers to his father as "Hohenheim," [[spoiler:until the last chapter, when he tells Hohenheim "You're useless, Dad!" in response to his offering to sacrifice himself to bring Al back.]]
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[[folder:Alphonse "Al" Elric]]
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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Martial-Arts/Balanced Alchemy/Trap Alchemy/Alchemy without an Array]
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Edward's little brother, he lost his body during an experiment that went horribly wrong and survives in the form of a suit of armour, his soul joined to it through the use of a blood seal.

->Voiced by: RieKugimiya (JP), MaxeyWhitehead (EN)
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* AchillesHeel: His blood seal is his one real weakness.
* AnimatedArmor
* {{Badass}}: Almost as much as his brother.
** [[spoiler: At the end of the story, with Hohenheim and Father gone and Ed's powers gone, Al is one of the most potentially powerful alchemists on the planet, alongside his teacher Izumi and Mustang, who added ''circleless alchemy'' to his already impressive alchemy skills.]]
* BadassAdorable: A sweet boy with a soft spot for kittens who is a living armor alchemist.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted; due to the constant fighting, his armor gets thinned out to extend it (to fix his arm) and his "hair" gets torn.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigLittleBrother: He may be the youngest of the two protagonists, but his armour body makes him taller and more impressive than his older brother.
** Despite getting [[spoiler: a growth spurt, Ed is still shorter than him, even after Al gets his body back.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}: He becomes a '''[[MrFanservice big]]-[[EvenTheGuysWantHim time]]''' Bishonen after he gets his body back and heals up.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: He can't feel pain, he can't feel anything. He also doesn't need to eat, breathe, or sleep (which induces feelings of loneliness at night).
* ChildMage
* ChildProdigy: Might be even better then his brother at alchemy.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: After blaming himself for the deaths of [[spoiler:Nina, Hughes and Martel]], he seems unable to let anyone die, even if they're possible enemies and/or Al doesn't even know them.
* CornerOfWoe: In contrast to his brother, making fun of Al's size or armor results in this.
* CrossDressingVoices: Played straight with RieKugimiya and MaxeyWhitehead.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In his human body.
* CutenessProximity: He's a KindheartedCatLover, and wanted to keep Shao May when he found her alone.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* EyeLightsOut: whenever Alphonse's soul is ''unconscious'', or being pulled over to the Gate, his eye-lights go out.
** This seems to be for the audience only, since none of the characters including Ed seem to be able to tell the difference.
* EyesOfGold: His human body has them, like his brother Ed. For these brothers, it's part of a plot point.
* ExtraOreDinary: His and Ed's alchemy specialty.
* GentleGiant: He looks intimidating but he's much nicer than his brother.
* GeniusBruiser: His metal body grants him greater than average strength which he uses in combo with his impressive alchemy.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes
* HairOfGold: His human body has it.
* HeroicBastard: Like his brother.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Seeing as his blood seal was cracked, Ed had lost his right arm and Ed was pinned against a rock and about to have his life force drained by the Big Bad, ''he gives back his soul so that Ed could have his original right arm back''.]]
** [[spoiler: Thankfully he gets better when Ed comes back to claim him.]]
** Anyone who [[spoiler:refused to get his body back, since he can't properly use it for combat, despite the fact that he ''desperately wanted that proper flesh and blood body for years,'']] without getting too upset about it, deserves to be poster boy for this trope.
* HeroicResolve
-->'''Al:''' "I won't leave you! I'm sick of watching people die, and I can't just sit back and take it anymore! I won't let anyone else get killed! Not when I can protect them!!"
** ILetGwenStacyDie: Feels responsible for the deaths of Nina, Martel and Hughes.
* ImportantHaircut
* KindheartedCatLover: He hids them in his armor so Ed won't insist he abandon them.
* TheNeedless: He cannot eat or sleep and it brings him much sadness and frustration on his quest to get his body back, especially because he essentially spends his nights awake alone while his brother and everyone else close to him sleeps.
* NiceGuy: In contrast to his brother.
* NomDeMom: He and Ed are registered under their mother's last name.
* TheOtherDarrin: Aaron Dismuke couldn't reprise the role thanks to hitting puberty.
** But a ContinuityNod when he ''did'' do the voice of young Hohenheim in ''Brotherhood''.
* ParentalAbandonment: He takes it much better than Ed does, though it seems as though he didn't fully comprehend the situation, either.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Edward's red. (One of two)
* ShipperOnDeck: For Edward and Winry. "Brother is so youthful!"
* SiblingYinYang: With Ed.
* TookALevelInBadass: To a point that he's just as badass as ''Ed''!
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Okay, he doesn't ''exactly'' go unnoticed, but you would think people would be more baffled to talk casually with a 7-feet tall armor ; which has the voice of a child to boot.
* [[spoiler: WalkingTheEarth: At the end he goes east to Xing. Which Ed teases him for. ]]
* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: Is far more level-headed than Edward.
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[[folder:Roy Mustang]]
-->See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FullmetalAlchemistTwo Fullmetal Alchemist Two]].
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[[folder:Van Hohenheim]]
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'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Perfect Alchemy/Trap Alchemy/Immortality]
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The Elrics' father, a renowned alchemist who left them and their mother when they were little.

->Voiced by: UnshoIshizuka (JP), JohnSwasey (EN), Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP - Young), Creator/AaronDismuke (EN - Young)
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* ActionDad
* AnimalsHateHim
* {{Badass}}: Runs in the family.
** BadassBeard
** BadassBookworm: He looks like he should be teaching in some school, but he's one of two Perfect Alchemists in the series.
** BadassLongcoat: During his first appearances.
** BadassInANiceSuit
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Don't insult or try to injure his sons.]]
* [[spoiler:BigGood]]: He's the GoodCounterpart to Father, serves as TheMessiah, and has been setting up a response to the latter's plans for years.
* {{Bishonen}}: Revealed to be this before he grew a beard.
** He definitely fits the bill for MrFanservice in his youth, but lacks the integral effeminate appearance of Bishonen.
* [[spoiler: BornIntoSlavery]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: Has been setting up a response to Father's transmutation circle for years. No one, including the BigBad, saw ''that one'' coming]].
* CloudCuckoolander: [[spoiler: having all those souls inside him makes him kinda quirky.]]
* [[spoiler:ConvenientTerminalIllness]]: [[spoiler:Averted, he is dying after the final batle, having used up all the souls inside him, but Ed refuses to sacrifice him]].
* CoolOldGuy
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: He doesn't try to justify his actions, but left home [[spoiler:after realizing that Father was preparing a larger version of the Xerxes transmutation circle]].
* TheDeadHaveNames: [[spoiler:Knows the names of every person who died in the last days of Xerxes]].
* DirtyOldMan: He's called this for requesting Lan Fan to accompany him when the group splits up in the Third Laboratory. [[spoiler:It's really so he can help her escape the lab and find Ling; he's intending on confronting Father alone.]]
* DisappearedDad
* EverybodysDeadDave: The complete destruction of [[spoiler: Xerxes]]. To top it off, [[spoiler: at least in part [[UnwittingPawn it was his fault]]]]. No wonder he [[BigNo freaked out]].
* FanNickname: Hohopapa.
* [[spoiler:GoodCounterpart: To Father; in a weird way they essentially created one another.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]] [[spoiler: he dies at Trisha's grave; the closest to a reunion he could make]]
* HairAntennae
* HairOfGold: As (one of two) {{Big Good}}s it contrasts with the pale blonde of the BigBad.
* HappilyMarried: Once upon a time.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Hohenheim doesn't think anything he does is good enough.
* IAmAMonster: (apparently his usual explanation to anyone who sees his [[spoiler:Philosopher's Stone-derived]] powers)
* [[spoiler:IAmLegion: A rare heroic example. He has also, over time, come to terms with each and every one of the innumerable souls within him, making him nearly impossible for Father to subsume like the other Philosopher's Stones.]]
* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind[=/=]SoleSurvivor]]: [[spoiler:of Xerxes]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Pretty restrained with his power, but when he lets loose....
* ManlyTears: To highly [[TearJerker dramatic]] effect, after hearing Trisha's last words.
* MeaningfulName: The full name given to him by [[spoiler:Father]] is Theophrastus Bombastus van Hohenheim -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracelsus the real name of famous real-world alchemist Paracelsus.]]
* TheMessiah: Does everything he can to save thousands of people he'll never meet, all while putting himself through Hell. [[spoiler:And then there's getting to know all of those souls]].
* MindHive: Subverted. [[spoiler: He has hundreds of thousands of Xerxian souls in him, but he is the dominant soul in the body. He has, however, managed to soothe all of the souls so they aren't consumed by despair and panic like souls in other Philosopher's Stones, and this allows them all to act with a singular purpose, as shown when Father's attempt to drain him is [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth interrupted by some of the souls]], and even more prominently with the Umbral Circle failsafe.]]
* MysteriousParent: We don't know much about him until later.
* NighInvulnerability: Thanks to his philosopher's stone it's really hard to hurt him.
* NonActionGuy: Despite his absurdly powerful alchemy and NighInvulnerability, he flat out admits being a pretty poor fighter. This results in him duelling Father by exhibiting impressive alchemic powers while stumbling around trying to stay on his feet.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He doesn't want passerbys to know his true nature so he downplays it.
* OpaqueLenses
* PapaWolf: "Don't you EVER mock my SON!"
* PowerOfFriendship: Part of at least ''two'' [[OutGambitted counter plans]] he has prepared, [[spoiler:thanks to [[IAmLegion his Legion.]]]]
* [[spoiler:ReallyDeadMontage: In ''Brotherhood'', after his death at the very end of episode 63.]]
** [[spoiler: Which may count as a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] or [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]] for the ''Brotherhood'' producers. If you listen to the lyrics of the song, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Rain"]], you realize that this song not only was an epic final opening song, but is more or less Hohenheim's unofficial ImageSong.]]
* [[spoiler: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]]: [[spoiler: Always looks like he's in his 40's to 50's, but is over 400.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: A warning light indicating he's about to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]].
* ShipperOnDeck: He pretty blatantly acknowledges [[spoiler:Lan Fan's feelings for Ling]] when he tells her to go find him.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When he was younger, he looked almost exactly like Ed. [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld That was four hundred years ago]].]]
* SympathyForTheDevil: Expresses some for [[spoiler:Father]].
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Huu describes him as the strongest person present at a gathering that included Greed, Gluttony, and Pride. Despite this, his lack of combat skills makes him less impressive than he could be.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:[[BrainInAJar The original Homunculus]] tricked him into helping to obliterate his own civilization.]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: So lonely and so depresssed over what happened in his past he was a DeathSeeker, and yet immortal. [[spoiler:He dies when he finally found something WorthLivingFor.]]
** LivingForeverIsAwesome: Downplayed. "I'm not gonna lie and say it doesn't come in handy."
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[[folder:Winry Rockbell]]
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'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Mechanic]
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The Elrics' childhood friend and Ed's personal automail mechanic, who happens to have a crush on him.

->Voiced by: MegumiTakamoto (JP), CaitlinGlass (EN)
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Frequently given to Ed, usually in response to his automail being damaged. Justified in that she uses a ''[[WrenchWhack wrench]]''.
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter: With Edward.]]
* BadassPacifist: She's pretty much the only [[WorldOfBadass major character without combat skills,]] but she manages to stand out as one of the braver characters through her sheer kindness and willingness to help others.
* BareYourMidriff
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ed.
* BerserkButton: Do not damage the automail she makes. Retribution will be swift.
** Also, if you're Edward, do not refrain from drinking your milk.
* BreakTheCutie: [[TearJerker Totally loses it]] when [[spoiler:she found out who murdered her parents.]]
* ChildProdigy: She made Ed's first automail limbs when she was 11. Ed also says she was able to comprehend and read medical journals from a young age like he and Al did with alchemy books, which comes in handy when she has to deliver a child when no doctor is available.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Subverted. Everyone horribly abuses Ed, even the men. Especially Major Armstrong (except that he doesn't ''know'' he's abusing him).
* FanservicePack: Her figure becomes appreciably more curvaceous and feminine throughout the time in which ''Brotherhood'' takes place. Justified in that she goes from [[SheIsAllGrownUp 11 to 15-16]].
* GirlNextDoor: Was this to Ed and Al growing up.
* HairOfGold
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Downplayed as she still had her grandmother and the Elrics have more sympathetic trauma.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Thought not quite as, ah, ''vehement'' as Ed is about it, she is quick to tell Rose that Ed is her childhood friend when Rose looks as if she's about to assume something else.
* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim: Winry does this for Ed and Al at first, until Ed asks her to stop as it only makes things harder for him. They agree the next time she cries for them they'll be tears of joy. [[Heartwarming/FullmetalAlchemist D'aww...]]
* HostageSituation: The brothers specifically admit she is their weak point, as the villains of the story have, unfortunately for her, figured out.
* [[spoiler:HotMom: She becomes one in the GrandFinale.]]
* [[spoiler: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Ed tells her something like this when she points a gun at Scar.]]
* LoveEpiphany: When she gets on the train back to Rush Valley after the Scar incident, she gives the matter a lot of thought and comes to the realization that she's been falling for Ed for a long time.
* MsFanservice: The bath scene in Lior. Dear Lord, the bath scene... Her normal working attire top appears to be just a tube top bra as well.
* [[MrFixit Ms. Fixit]]: Usually automail but other machines too.
* PluckyGirl: She's a lot more cheerful than the brothers, and just as brave.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Being an orphan, she admitted to feeling this way toward Lt. Colonel Hughes for her dad, [[spoiler:which made it all the sadder when he was killed]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Makes cracks at [[spoiler:Al, regarding Mei]].
* {{Shorttank}}
* {{Squee}}: When she gets to Rush Valley, oh boy does she go into fangirl mode!
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B; the more deredere variety. The only person she gets mad at is Ed.
* VaporWear: At least in the chapter where [[spoiler: Ed ''almost'' watches her undress]].
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]
* WrenchWench: Page image! Never seen without a wrench and is the most skilled main character when it comes to machines.
* WrenchWhack: Her preferred method of punishing Ed (and on one occasion, Al) when he does something out of line, specifically [[BerserkButton breaking the arm that she made for him]].
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'''Affiliation:''' Ishval (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': Monk (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Destructive Alchemy/Alkahestry]
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A mysterious Ishvalan in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the State Alchemists that annihilated his people.

->Voiced by: KentaMiyake (JP), JMichaelTatum (EN)
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* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes (type V)]] ---> AntiHero (Type III)
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: '' "Your only solace from my wrath will be '''[[PrepareToDie damnation!]]'''" ''
** BadassPreacher
** BadassTransplant
* BareFistedMonk: Literally, as he was an Ishavalan warrior monk. Later upgraded this status with his added FacepalmOfDoom.
* BreakThemByTalking: "Just don't forget, it was ''you Amestrians'' that started the Ishvalan War!"
* CharacterDevelopment
* ChurchMilitant[=/=]WarriorMonk: He was a warrior-priest of Ishval during the war, and tried to do penance afterward through becoming a death-seeking avenger of God.
* CoolShades
* CutenessProximity: He loves kittens and had an urge to pet [[PandaingToTheAudience Shao May]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The extermination of his people, [[spoiler:his brother dying to save him]], the scar on his face etc.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: It's an ethnic trait.
* [[spoiler:[[DeadLittleSister Dead Older Brother]]]]
* DeathSeeker: Implied, at least for a time. His goals seemed to be suicide by State Alchemist.
* DespairEventHorizon: Hovered on the edge for a long time. He could only justify living with vengenace.
* EasilyForgiven: Averted. [[spoiler:Winry is willing to help Scar by treating his life-threatening injuries because it's what her parents would have done, but that doesn't mean she's forgiven him.]]
* EverybodysDeadDave: His refugee party [[spoiler: is wiped out by Kimblee.]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: His signature attack.
* FanNickname: Sexyhobo (popularized by a scanlation team).
* FreakOut: He's usually quite cool and collected, but when he wakes up to find [[spoiler: [[DeadLittleSister his brother]] [[SurvivorGuilt has sacrificed himself to save him]] he loses it completely and undeservedly kills Winry's parents]].
* [[spoiler: GetOutOfJailFreeCard: Despite the fact that his anger was justified and that he did kill many of the more unlikeable characters, and that he was never a bad guy to begin with, the fact still remains that Scar killed people who didn't have anything to do with the massacre and were simply trying to help everyone (the Rockbells, who admittedly were the one kill he truly regretted) or just because they were State Alchemists (although this did usually means they were either involved in that catastrophe or were likely to be used for another one in the future). While he does get called out for his actions, at the end he's still a murderer who never had to pay for his crimes. Instead, see RedemptionEarnsLife for his fate.]]
** [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Winry's not a killer (which is exactly why Ed stopped her in the first place when she was in position to shoot him dead), the Elrics at least understood the pain that drove him to this road, and the other military good guys felt their souls were blackened by what they did to his people and thus were in no position to judge him for his crimes. And that's ''before'' everyone realizes they were all manipulated by TheIlluminati.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He wasn't ''evil'' to begin with, but he grew less violent and radical over time. [[spoiler:Even Envy [[BreakThemByTalking pointed out to him]] that he was teaming with a State Alchemist; Scar basically told Envy he knew and just didn't care anymore]].
* HeelRealization: To be fair, he knew he wasn't exactly a ''good'' person for a while. But it wasn't until [[spoiler:Winry agreed to heal his wounds despite her hatred for him (crystallizing a point his elders made about their decision to pursue nonviolence)]] that he comes to realize just where- and how grievously- he went wrong.
* HeroKiller: His first encounter with Ed and Al ends with Ed's automail being shattered, and Al unable to move. Ed was saved only by Riza Hawkeye and Alex Armstrong's BigDamnHeroes.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself
* [[spoiler:HugeGuyTinyGirl: When May decides to start hanging around.]]
* [[spoiler:[[IAmNotLeftHanded I Am Not Right-Handed]]]]: Hey Fuhrer, guess what. [[spoiler: I can RE-FUCKING-CONSTRUCT now too!!]]
* [[spoiler:{{Irony}}: Scar's quest for vengeance started because Amestrians slaughtered Scar's people. That quest ended with his working with Amestrians to save both peoples.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His victims include Shou Tucker and [[ColonelKilgore Giolo Comanche]] (an unrepentant State Alchemist who served in Ishbal). He also goes up agains [[AxCrazy Kimblee]], [[spoiler:who would have killed the Rockbells if he had not]].
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler:When Scar lost his arm in a bomb attack, his brother replaced it with his own arm, and apparently bled to death in his place.]]
* LightningBruiser: His WeaponOfChoice are his [[BareFistedMonk fists]] (well, his [[RightHandOfDoom fist o' destruction]]) so in order to do much damage he has to get close enough to touch his opponent. Pair that with fighting mostly long-range opponents, and you either get really quick or really dead. He's probably the fastest human in the series, barring perhaps Major Armstrong, and Ed when he had his Briggs automail.
* MrFanservice: One word. [[MemeticMutation GAR]].
* MoralityPet: His kindness to [[spoiler: May]] helps make him more likeable.
** According to the Omakes, he also likes kitty cats. Awww.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Among his murders, [[spoiler:Winry's parents]] are the only ones he feels genuine guilt and remorse over, as he knows they were unjustified.
* NoNameGiven: More like he [[ThatManIsDead forsook his own name]].
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: Survives [[spoiler:killing Wrath]] [[{{Badass}} (no easy task)]] and even gives us [[MrExposition some exposition]] in 106. While dripping blood out of... pretty much everything.
* NotSoDifferent: While he and Ed have several differences, signs point to them being incredibly similar.
** Ed's not the only Elric brother that Scar has similarities to: A younger brother had his life saved by his older brother, who gave up his right arm to do so. Are we talking about Scar, or Alphonse Elric?
*** And if you add the fact the younger brother is the better fighter and more physically imposing than the older in both cases, well I have no idea...
** Scar actually lampshades this about himself and Edward. [[spoiler: The fact that he did so to encourage Mustang not to become as bitter as them did not amuse Ed.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname / ThatManIsDead: He refuses to tell anyone what his real name is because he doesn't feel he deserves it anymore.
* [[spoiler:OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank]]: After his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* PowerTattoo: The source of his alchemy.
* RightHandOfDoom: Can only perform his deconstructions with one hand.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted; in this case his eye color indicates his belonging to an [[LastOfHisKind ethnic group that was nearly wiped out in a civil war]].
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEarnsLife]]: [[spoiler: He becomes a priest in the reforming Ishval, teaching the new generation about their people's culture alongside Miles.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: How he's introduced.
* SayMyName: "KIIIIIIIIMBLEEEEEE!!!"
* ''ScaryBlackMan: [[IncrediblyLamePun Good]], {{God}}.'' This guy becomes the State Alchemist's bogeyman!
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Until his HeelFaceTurn.]]
** SerialKillerKiller: How he views his actions.
* TheStoic: Not big on talking.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The moment he and May first gatecrashed into Father's layer, he's been derailing his plans bit after bit.
* SuicideByCop: Seems to be his life's goal.
* SurvivorGuilt: He deals with it by killing state alchemists.
* TalkingToHimself: In the 2009 Festival special, there was a skit where Kenta Miyake acted for both Scar and Garfiel. HilarityEnsues.
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler: We never learned his real name!]]
* TameHisAnger: Probably the most noticeable one in the series.
* TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler:It all [[StartOfDarkness started]] when Kimblee attacked him and Scar's brother gave up his arm to save his life. When he woke up and thought his brother was with him only to find out about his arm and the fate of his brother he [[FreakOut freaked out]], killed the Rockbells in a berserk rage, and went outside [[ItGotWorse only to find]] Ishval destroyed.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[spoiler:With pretty much everyone after his HeelFaceTurn, especially Ed.]]
* {{Wrath}}: His big sin. He essentially views himself as the wrath of God personified.
* [[XMarksTheHero X Marks The]] AntiHero
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[[folder:Izumi Curtis]]
-->See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FullmetalAlchemistFour Fullmetal Alchemist Four]].
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->Voiced by: UnshoIshizuka (JP), JohnSwasey (EN), Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP - Young), AaronDismuke (EN - Young)

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* [[MrFixit Ms. Fixit]] Usually automail but other machines too.

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[[folder:Izumi Curtis]]
-->See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FullmetalAlchemistFour Fullmetal Alchemist Four]].
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