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30th Jun '16 2:16:17 PM sorako
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* TranquilFury: While [[spoiler: killing Lust.]]



* TranquilFury: While [[spoiler: killing Lust.]]



* KingIncognito: Only a few people know he's actually a foreign prince.



* ModestRoyalty: To the point everyone doubled over from disbelieving laughter when he revealed that he's a prince.



* ModestRoyalty: To the point everyone doubled over from disbelieving laughter when he revealed that he's a prince.



* KingIncognito: Only a few people know he's actually a foreign prince.



* WeakButSkilled: Ling does not possess Alchemy or Alkahestry and yet he holds his own in a fight thanks to his sword skills, his martial-art skills, and his speed.



* WeakButSkilled: Ling does not possess Alchemy or Alkahestry and yet he holds his own in a fight thanks to his sword skills, his martial-art skills, and his speed.
22nd Jun '16 2:40:13 PM Quanyails
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* {{Housewife}}: Emphatically declares herself one though the closest we see to it is working in a butcher shop with her husband.

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* {{Housewife}}: Emphatically declares herself herself, one though the closest we see to it is working in a butcher shop with her husband.



* TrainingFromHell: She subjects the Elric brothers to this, to the extent that the very mention of her name makes them tremble with fear. Which is nothing next to the training she endured. It involved Mt. Briggs and [[BearsAreBadNews fighting bears]], which we get to see more of in the 3rd OVA. Some of her exploits surviving out there include pilfering military bases for supplies- read that again, ''she stole from [[BadassArmy Briggs]] and got away with it.''

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* TrainingFromHell: She subjects the Elric brothers to this, to the extent that the very mention of her name makes them tremble with fear. Which is nothing next to the training she endured. It involved Mt. Briggs and [[BearsAreBadNews fighting bears]], which we get to see more of in the 3rd OVA. Some of her exploits surviving out there include pilfering military bases for supplies- read supplies--read that again, ''she stole from [[BadassArmy Briggs]] and got away with it.''
22nd Jun '16 2:37:13 PM Quanyails
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: PlayedWith. [[InvokedTrope His red eyes identify him as an Ishvalan -- something which would get the average Amestrian up in arms immediately.]] [[SubvertedTrope However,]] the Ishvalans are a needlessly persecuted ethnic group [[LastOfHisKind that was nearly wiped out in a civil war]].

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: PlayedWith. Zigzagged. [[InvokedTrope His red eyes identify him as an Ishvalan -- something Ishvalan--something which would get the average Amestrian up in arms immediately.]] [[SubvertedTrope However,]] the Ishvalans are a needlessly persecuted ethnic group [[LastOfHisKind that was nearly wiped out in a civil war]]. Compared to the average Ishvalan, though, Scar is an extremely dangerous individual, especially to State Alchemists, yet through his CharacterDevelopment, he's less caustic and more antiheroic by the end of the series.



* SerialKillerKiller: Replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war criminal" and yeah, that's Scar. Like many other examples of this trope, he punishes his victims by killing them with the same method they used to kill ''their'' victims (alchemy, in this case). The keyword is "usually" since he doesn't seem to bother finding out if the State Alchemist was even part of the Ishvalen Massacre, since he showed no problems trying to kill Ed.

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* SerialKillerKiller: Replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war criminal" and yeah, that's Scar. Like many other examples of this trope, he punishes his victims by killing them with the same method they used to kill ''their'' victims (alchemy, in this case). The keyword is "usually" since he doesn't seem to bother finding out if the State Alchemist was even part of the Ishvalen Ishvalan Massacre, since he showed no problems trying to kill Ed.
22nd Jun '16 2:33:16 PM Quanyails
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** Mustang garners this reputation amongst the ''[[SmugSuper Homonculi]]'' as well after [[spoiler: he kills Lust.]]

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** Mustang garners this reputation amongst the ''[[SmugSuper Homonculi]]'' Homunculi]]'' as well after [[spoiler: he kills Lust.]]



* AntiHero: Eventually switches sides after [[ConflictKiller the Homonculi]] start moving openly.

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* AntiHero: Eventually switches sides after [[ConflictKiller the Homonculi]] Homunculi]] start moving openly.



** On another level, Scar starts out the series [[HeWhoFightsMonsters hell-bent on getting revenge]] on the State Alchemists for the genocide of his people. Towards the end of the series, he's grown so much that he ends up [[spoiler:helping to talk down one of the State Alchemists he was hell-bent on killing from losing himself to blind hatred and vengeance - exactly what Scar was at the start of the series.]]

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** On another level, Scar starts out the series [[HeWhoFightsMonsters hell-bent on getting revenge]] on the State Alchemists for the genocide of his people. Towards the end of the series, he's grown so much that he ends up [[spoiler:helping to talk down one of the State Alchemists he was hell-bent on killing from losing himself to blind hatred and vengeance - exactly vengeance--exactly what Scar was at the start of the series.]]
22nd Jun '16 2:32:12 PM Quanyails
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* InnocentBlueEyes: Like her mother, which plays a big role in Scar' character development and Winry's forgiveness.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Like her mother, which plays a big role in Scar' Scar's character development and Winry's forgiveness.



* NeutralFemale: {{Justified}}, she isn't a Alchemist or even related to any form of military except her parents being doctors. The one time she nearly gets into a fight is definitely not meant to be played for laughs or awesome...

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* NeutralFemale: {{Justified}}, as she isn't a Alchemist or even related to any form of military except her parents being doctors. The one time she nearly gets into a fight is definitely not meant to be played for laughs or awesome...
22nd Jun '16 2:28:55 PM Quanyails
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Extremely convincing when pretending to be [[IdiotHero a complete moron]] - ''even while displaying window-crossing stealth bordering on OffscreenTeleportation''.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Extremely convincing when pretending to be [[IdiotHero a complete moron]] - ''even moron]]--''even while displaying window-crossing stealth bordering on OffscreenTeleportation''.



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Averted, interestingly. Unlike Ed (who actively denies that he and Winry are romantically linked), Roy (who rarely talks about how deep his feelings for Riza are) and Alphonse (who doesn't yet know how he feels about Mei) Ling doesn't deny that he has feelings for Lan Fan when Greed brings up the possibility. Although he does it in a somewhat sarcastic sounding way.

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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Averted, interestingly. Unlike Ed (who actively denies that he and Winry are romantically linked), Roy (who rarely talks about how deep his feelings for Riza are) and Alphonse (who doesn't yet know how he feels about Mei) Ling doesn't deny that he has feelings for Lan Fan when Greed brings up the possibility. Although he does it in a somewhat sarcastic sounding sarcastic-sounding way.
22nd Jun '16 2:25:57 PM Quanyails
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** Ling actually manages to embody the ''positive'' parts of greed, namely that desire and ambition are not always evil when pursuing a worthwhile goal. Perhaps most importantly, greed means treasuring what you have and being unwilling to just throw it away- and the very thought of throwing aside his people or his TrueCompanions is a pointed BerserkButton for him.

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** Ling actually manages to embody the ''positive'' parts of greed, namely that desire and ambition are not always evil when pursuing a worthwhile goal. Perhaps most importantly, greed means treasuring what you have and being unwilling to just throw it away- and away--and the very thought of throwing aside his people or his TrueCompanions is a pointed BerserkButton for him.



* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Cunningly inverted, he willingly gives up his body to Greed without a fight (which incidentally helps in the long run, as his lack of struggle prevented the philosopher's stone he received from burning out most of its power), but he has enough willpower to maintain his consciousness. From thereon Ling uses a combination of patience and willpower to occasionally wrestle back control of his body from Greed, at least until they start acting more in tandem.]]
* TheIllegal

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* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Cunningly inverted, inverted; he willingly gives up his body to Greed without a fight (which incidentally helps in the long run, as his lack of struggle prevented the philosopher's stone he received from burning out most of its power), but he has enough willpower to maintain his consciousness. From thereon Ling uses a combination of patience and willpower to occasionally wrestle back control of his body from Greed, at least until they start acting more in tandem.]]
* %%* TheIllegal
22nd Jun '16 2:24:14 PM Quanyails
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* ZeroApprovalGambit: [[spoiler:He enacted a plan to make it appear that he burned Maria Ross to death (it was actually a fake cadaver, and Ross was being sneaked out of the country). Ross was under arrest for the murder of Maes Hughes and was to be executed, so Mustang saved her life while making it appear to the higher ups that his desire for vengeance was quenched. All the while, Ross's friends and family continue to think she's dead, making Mustang a bloodthirsty murderer in their eyes (at least until they learn the truth).]]

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* ZeroApprovalGambit: [[spoiler:He enacted a plan to make it appear that he burned Maria Ross to death (it was actually a fake cadaver, and Ross was being sneaked out of the country). Ross was under arrest for the murder of Maes Hughes and was to be executed, so Mustang saved her life while making it appear to the higher ups higher-ups that his desire for vengeance was quenched. All the while, Ross's friends and family continue to think she's dead, making Mustang a bloodthirsty murderer in their eyes (at least until they learn the truth).]]



* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu: Well [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Xingese]] anyway, and he and the other Xingese characters all fit this trope's stereotype of Chinese people as martial arts masters, though its justified in the fact that every Xingese character by that point had been either a noble or a noble's bodyguard, and thus would have been trained in martial arts from a young age.
* AntiHero: Extremely greedy and selfish in his motivations - [[spoiler:which of course made him the perfect candidate to host the 2nd Greed.]] While it's true his ultimate goals are positive and he's very loyal to people he's made connections with, he doesn't have qualms with getting food and information by means of extortion.

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* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu: Well Well, [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Xingese]] anyway, and he and the other Xingese characters all fit this trope's stereotype of Chinese people as martial arts masters, though its masters. It's justified in the fact that every Xingese character by that point had been either a noble or a noble's bodyguard, and thus would have been trained in martial arts from a young age.
* AntiHero: Extremely greedy and selfish in his motivations - [[spoiler:which motivations--[[spoiler:which of course made him the perfect candidate to host the 2nd Greed.]] While it's true his ultimate goals are positive and he's very loyal to people he's made connections with, he doesn't have qualms with getting food and information by means of extortion.
22nd Jun '16 2:21:41 PM Quanyails
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** Mustang garners this reputation amongst the ''[[SmugSuper Homonculus]]'' as well after [[spoiler: he kills Lust.]]

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** Mustang garners this reputation amongst the ''[[SmugSuper Homonculus]]'' Homonculi]]'' as well after [[spoiler: he kills Lust.]]



* OutOfCharacterAlert: His completely out of place remark about the chicks in the East to Armstrong when he's pretending he charred Maria Ross. It's how Armstrong knew that Maria Ross was there.

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: His completely out of place out-of-place remark about the chicks in the East to Armstrong when he's pretending he charred Maria Ross. It's how Armstrong knew that Maria Ross was there.
22nd Jun '16 2:17:40 PM Quanyails
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** Also sharp enough to pick up on the fact that Hawkeye is trying to relay a secret message to him in the form using names and places in a (harmless sounding) conversation. It spells out [[spoiler:SELIM BRADLEY IS A HOMUNCULUS.]]

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** Also sharp enough to pick up on the fact that Hawkeye is trying to relay a secret message to him in the form using names and places in a (harmless sounding) conversation. It spells out [[spoiler:SELIM BRADLEY IS A HOMUNCULUS.]]
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