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28th Aug '16 3:07:46 PM sorako
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* CursedWithAwesome: Like Ed, he really hates how his "body" is a suit of armor, but it's saved his life and the lives of others many times over.



* CursedWithAwesome: Like Ed, he really hates how his "body" is a suit of armor, but it's saved his life and the lives of others many times over.
26th Aug '16 10:09:46 PM sorako
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* MissFixit: Usually automail but other machines too.



* MrFixit: Usually automail but other machines too.
26th Aug '16 1:55:51 PM sorako
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Winry.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Winry.[[spoiler:At the end of the story, we see a picture of Ed and Winry with their children.]]



%%* BraidsOfAction: Well ''Braid'' of Action.

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%%* * BraidsOfAction: Well ''Braid'' of Action.He usually ties his hair in a braid and is quite the badass.



* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Edward.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:With Edward.[[spoiler:She marries Edward and has two children with him at the end of the story.]]
26th Aug '16 1:33:05 PM sorako
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* MouthyKid: "Cranky" seems to be his default mood.



* MouthyKid: "Cranky" seems to be his default mood.
24th Aug '16 11:39:34 PM sorako
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%%* ChekhovMIA

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%%* ChekhovMIA* ChekhovMIA: He left his family and went missing years ago. Once he appears, he becomes a major character for the entire plot.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Trisha, who wasn't immortal. When they got hitched, he looked like a man in his late 30s/early 40s while she was in her early 20s.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Trisha, who wasn't immortal. Trisha. When they got hitched, together, he looked like a man in his late 30s/early 40s had already lived for hundreds of years while she Trisha was in her early 20s. just a regular human. When he realized he would eventually outlive his wife and sons, Hohenheim wanted to find a way to get rid of his immortality and grow old with them.



* ParentalSubstitute: Both played straight and inverted. While she primarily served as their teacher, it's pretty evident that she also serves as a strict but caring mother for them (especially given the recent passing of Trisha Elric.) Appropriately enough, the Elric brothers also become the sons she never had (and her loss of being able to give birth due to the Gate.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: Both played straight and inverted. While she primarily served as their teacher, it's pretty evident that she also serves as a strict but caring mother for them (especially given the recent passing of Trisha Elric.) Appropriately enough, the Elric brothers also become the sons she never had (and her loss of being able to give birth due to the Gate.]]
14th Aug '16 8:37:50 AM KingLyger
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* AchillesHeel: His blood seal is his one real weakness.

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* AchillesHeel: His blood seal is his one real weakness.weakness; if that gets damaged, he's in real trouble.



* AnimatedArmor

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* AnimatedArmorAnimatedArmor: His soul is bonded to the armor by a circle made from his brother's blood.



* BerserkButton: Not even close to as bad as Ed, but it still upsets him when people talk about how awesome it would be to have armor as a body, since [[BlessedWithSuck he clearly isn't]] [[SenseLossSadness very happy about it]]. His reaction is still just telling them "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor".

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* BerserkButton: Not even close to as bad as Ed, but it still upsets him when people talk about how awesome it would be to have armor as a body, since [[BlessedWithSuck he clearly isn't]] [[SenseLossSadness very happy about it]]. His typical reaction is still just telling them "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor".



* ChildMage

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* ChildMageChildMage: The mind of a young boy with incredible alchemy powers.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Shared with Ed -- Their father seemingly abandoned them, mother died of an illness when they were young, and they tried to revive her via human transmutation...the results were ''not'' pretty; Ed lost his arm and leg, and Al lost his entire body.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Shared with Ed -- Their father seemingly abandoned them, mother died of an illness when they were young, and they tried to revive her via human transmutation...the transmutation. The results were ''not'' pretty; Ed lost his arm and leg, and Al lost his entire body.



* 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.

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* EyeLightsOut: Whenever Alphonse's soul is ''unconscious'', or being pulled over to the Gate, his eye-lights go out.
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out. This seems to be for the audience only, since none of the characters including Ed seem to be able to tell the difference.



* GentleGiant: He looks intimidating but he's much nicer than his brother.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: One of the kindest.

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* GentleGiant: He looks intimidating intimidating, but he's much nicer than his brother.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes
GlowingMechanicalEyes: It's not clear whether this is for the audience's benefit or not, but his eyes always appear to be glowing.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: One of the kindest.kindest people in all of Amestris.



* HeroicBSOD: He falls on it when [[spoiler:King Bradley kills Martel and regains his memories of the gate.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: He [[spoiler:He falls on it when [[spoiler:King King Bradley kills Martel and regains his memories of the gate.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:During the FinalBattle, he 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.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:During the FinalBattle, he 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 years.'' He tries not to get too upset about it, deserves to be poster boy for this trope.it.]]
14th Aug '16 8:32:36 AM KingLyger
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* MildlyMilitary: Though having the rank equivalent of a Major as a State Alchemist and apparently being paid handsomely for that position, Ed doesn't do much that would indicate he's part of Amestris' military complex and chain of command aside from grudgingly listening to Mustang. It can be assumed his superiors are fine with him doing this since he keeps proving his potential value as a combatant in yearly examinations to keep his State Alchemist licence yet they lack sufficiently pressing engagements for him utilized for them. It might ''also'' be on account of how it's later shown the antagonists want him kept alive as a sacrifice.

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* MildlyMilitary: Though having the rank equivalent of a Major as a State Alchemist and apparently being paid handsomely for that position, Ed doesn't do much that would indicate he's part of Amestris' military complex and chain of command aside from grudgingly listening to Mustang. It can be assumed his superiors are fine with him doing this since he keeps proving his potential value as a combatant in yearly examinations to keep his State Alchemist licence license yet they lack sufficiently pressing engagements for him utilized for them. It might ''also'' be on account of how it's later shown the antagonists want him kept alive as a sacrifice.



* MrFanservice: Spends large amounts of time without a shirt on. And don't forget his shower scene. Not bad for a [[TheNapoleon vertically-challenged]] double-amputee.

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* MrFanservice: Spends large amounts of time without a shirt on.on, usually because he keeps ripping it off. And don't forget his shower scene. Not bad for a [[TheNapoleon vertically-challenged]] double-amputee.



* 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. (Alternatively, he is not this, and is not convinced that the Truth is God.)

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* NayTheist: Not only does he know for fact that God[=/=]Truth[=/=]Whatever He Calls Himself 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. (Alternatively, he is not this, and so low. Alternatively, Ed is not convinced that the Truth is God.)God. Either way, it fits.



* ObliviousToLove: Oh, very much so with Winry.

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* ObliviousToLove: Oh, very much so In a bizarre twist on this trope, Ed's obviously in love with Winry.Winry, but he can't seem to see that Winry returns his affections.



* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: With Winry. "She's my mechanic! Nothing more!"

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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: With He says this a lot about Winry. "She's Nobody buys it. [[spoiler:And since they later end up married and have children together, it's no wonder they don't buy it.]]
-->"She's
my mechanic! Nothing more!"



* SweetAndSourGrapes: He starts becoming noticeably taller after he finally starts mellowing out about being short.



* TechnicalPacifist: In contrast to [[ItGetsEasier his portrayal in the 2003 anime]], Edward refuses to take a life, human and homunculus alike. [[spoiler:He makes a sole exception for Father, and even then he ''still'' didn't actually kill him. Though Father [[FateWorseThanDeath probably wishes he had]].]]

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* TechnicalPacifist: In contrast to [[ItGetsEasier his portrayal in the 2003 anime]], Edward refuses to take a life, human and homunculus alike. [[spoiler:He [[spoiler:Ed makes a sole exception for Father, and fighting to kill in the climax of the story. And even then he then, Ed ''still'' didn't actually kill him. him; Father was HoistByHisOwnPetard. Though considering Father gets sucked into the Gate by the Truth, [[FateWorseThanDeath Father probably wishes he had]].Ed had killed him]].]]



* {{Tsundere}}: So cannot spit his feelings out in standard ways.

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* {{Tsundere}}: So A male Type A; cannot spit his feelings out in standard ways.



* UnstoppableRage: He goes completely berserk against Father after [[spoiler:Al's HeroicSacrifice]]. And it's AWESOME!

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* UnstoppableRage: He goes completely berserk against Father after [[spoiler:Al's HeroicSacrifice]]. And it's AWESOME!HeroicSacrifice. It's the one time he's clearly showing killing intent]].



* WouldHitAGirl: "I'm not sexist!"

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* WouldHitAGirl: He claims that "I'm not sexist!"sexist!" when it comes to battles. And since the homunculi are just as dangerous - male, female, or otherwise - it's a good thing he is.
12th Aug '16 1:34:35 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He's aware of this possibility happening on his quest to reform the military, namely that he may become as bad as the current regime, so he makes Hawkeye promise to shoot him if he ever goes off the deep end.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He's aware of this possibility happening on his quest to reform the military, namely that he may become as bad as the current regime, so he makes Hawkeye promise to shoot him if he ever goes off the deep end. [[spoiler: Good thing that he's thought of this. When he encounters Envy, who killed his best friend Hues, he's become so ruthless, that he's nearly lost himself, making all of his friends and ccomradses, who were present, fear for him. See IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim ffor more information.]]
11th Aug '16 11:02:15 PM KingLyger
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* ArtificialLimbs: His automail, of course.

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* ArtificialLimbs: His automail, of course.replacing the arm and leg he lost during his attempt at human transmutation.



* BadassTransplant: An arm and a leg.

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* BadassTransplant: An arm and a leg.leg are made out of auto-mail.



* BelligerentSexualTension: With Winry.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: With Winry. [[spoiler:Eventually, TheyDo.]]



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His iconic armblade.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His iconic armblade.armblade frequently gets transformed into a blade by his alchemy.



* BraidsOfAction: Well ''Braid'' of Action.
* BrattyHalfPint

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* %%* BraidsOfAction: Well ''Braid'' of Action.
* BrattyHalfPintBrattyHalfPint: But don't let him catch you saying it.
7th Aug '16 6:39:10 PM AdamC
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* ShootTheDog: Upon finding Nina transformed into a horrific dog-creature, Scar recognizes that she's suffering and mercy-kills her with his alchemy.
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