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21st Jul '16 7:28:16 PM TheSinful
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* In the first anime, Edward refers to making a chimera as "the most depraved kind of alchemy there is". This makes far more sense when his backstory is shown, and we learn [[TearJerker what happened to Nina and Alexander]].
15th Jul '16 8:59:21 AM SomeoneElse17
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* Why is it that Al is only a year younger than Ed, but he sounds like he's a little kid? Because he ''was'' a little kid when he lost his body. His soul doesn't age. Chronologically, he's 14, but biologically, (soul-logically?) he's only 10.



* Ed is very well known for being [[BerserkButton humorously sensitive]] about his height and constantly bringing up how much he hates milk. However, in flashbacks Trisha often called him "her little man" and Al makes several references to how Trisha made a stew/soup with milk. [[TearJerker Of course Ed would hate the two things that remind him so much of his mother.]]

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* ** Why is it that Al is only a year younger than Ed, but he sounds like he's a little kid? Because he ''was'' a little kid when he lost his body. Chronologically, he's 14, but pneumatologically[[note]]Pneumatology being the study of spiritual beings[[/note]], he's still only 10.
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Ed is very well known for being [[BerserkButton humorously sensitive]] about his height and constantly bringing up how much he hates milk. However, in flashbacks Trisha often called him "her little man" and Al makes several references to how Trisha made a stew/soup with milk. [[TearJerker Of course Ed would hate the two things that remind him so much of his mother.]]
1st Jul '16 12:55:03 PM Zoriax91
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* The "Dwarf in the Flask" didn't just absorb the souls of Xerxes' humans - we can see some horses dying as well. He killed ''everything'', plants included, which explains why Xerxes turned into a complete desert.
20th May '16 4:07:20 PM ilovehirohamada
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* Why is it that Al is only a year younger than Ed, but he sounds like he's a little kid? Because he ''was'' a little kid when he lost his body. His soul doesn't age. Chronologically, he's 14, but biologically, (soul-logically?) he's only 10.
2nd May '16 6:34:39 AM hanazaki462anime
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** [[spoiler: How did Ed transmute himself into a philosopher's stone, invade Pride's being and [[DevourTheDragon destroyed him from the inside out]]]]? He'd already pulled that trick once before, way back in episode 41 when he used his soul as a philosopher's stone to heal himself.

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** [[spoiler: How did Ed transmute himself into a philosopher's stone, invade Pride's being and [[DevourTheDragon destroyed destroy him from the inside out]]]]? He'd already pulled that trick once before, way back in episode 41 when he used his soul as a philosopher's stone to heal himself.
29th Mar '16 4:12:40 PM SomeoneElse17
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** A small fridge brilliance is why Greed has the Ultimate Shield. The fact that it prevents him from taking damage seems good and all, but a little wasteful when considering that he also has such potent regenerative abilities. Except that using regeneration costs him souls from his Philosopher's Stone. The Ultimate Shield is to make it so Greed can have great defense and survive while still hoarding all of his stone's souls. [[spoiler:His later link to Ling, who believes that kings exist to protect their people, and the later realization about Greed's true desires, become more significant in this way when you remember what the Elrics recognizedódespite existing as disembodied co-catalysts, the souls of the stone ''are still people''.

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** A small fridge brilliance is why Greed has the Ultimate Shield. The fact that it prevents him from taking damage seems good and all, but a little wasteful when considering that he also has such potent regenerative abilities. Except that using regeneration costs him souls from his Philosopher's Stone. The Ultimate Shield is to make it so Greed can have great defense and survive while still hoarding all of his stone's souls. [[spoiler:His later link to Ling, who believes that kings exist to protect their people, and the later realization about Greed's true desires, become more significant in this way when you remember what the Elrics recognizedódespite existing as disembodied co-catalysts, the souls of the stone ''are still people''.]]
29th Mar '16 4:09:51 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Mrs. Bradley slapped her husband the first time they met. He promptly started hitting on her. Given that he's [[spoiler: ''Wrath'']] this makes ''so'' much sense. [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror Of course, you then realise]] [[TheMasochismTango how Wrath and Mrs. Bradley's more intimate moments would be like.]] [[FetishFuel Though that may also be a plus for you.]] ]]

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** Mrs. Bradley slapped her husband the first time they met. He promptly started hitting on her. Given that he's [[spoiler: ''Wrath'']] ''Wrath the Furious'']] this makes ''so'' much sense. [[spoiler: [[FridgeHorror Of course, you then realise]] [[TheMasochismTango how Wrath and Mrs. Bradley's more intimate moments would be like.]] [[FetishFuel Though that may also be a plus for you.]] ]]
29th Mar '16 4:09:26 PM SomeoneElse17
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** As King Bradley talks with Mustang in his office, he mentions how the reason he was shaking during [[spoiler:Maes Hughes's funeral]] was out of anger because of [[spoiler:Elicia's]] crying. When Roy brings up Selim in turn, he states that Selim is better behaved and responds to Roy's what-if about Selim finding out his own father's a homunculus by saying that Selim will never be a weakness in his life. Well, of course he's not scared of his son being used as a weak point by his enemies when [[spoiler:his "son" is actually his oldest and most powerful brother in disguise]].

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** As King Bradley talks with Mustang in his office, he mentions how the reason he was shaking during [[spoiler:Maes Hughes's funeral]] was out of anger because of [[spoiler:Elicia's]] crying. [[spoiler:Elicia's crying]]. When Roy brings up Selim in turn, he states that Selim is better behaved and responds to Roy's what-if about Selim finding out his own father's a homunculus [[spoiler:a homunculus]] by saying that Selim will never be a weakness in his life. Well, of course he's not scared of his son being used as a weak point by his enemies when [[spoiler:his "son" is actually his oldest and most powerful brother in disguise]].
29th Mar '16 4:07:20 PM SomeoneElse17
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* The whole sequence where Mustang and his crew are staging a coup in Central? It's [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Operation Valkyrie!]] Or rather, it's Operation Valkyrie if Colonel von Stauffenberg had succeeded. The conspirators use an explosion to kill the Fuhrer, then systematically take control of the capital while pretending to be suppressing a (nonexistent) coup by those closest to the Fuhrer (the generals in FMA, the Schutzstaffel in RealLife). All signs suggest that they will succeed, but then comes an unforeseen complication: the Fuhrer comes onto the radio saying "Hi guys, I'm not dead. My, my, some people have been naughty."(In ''FMA'', it's because [[spoiler: Bradley is Wrath]] and in real life they didn't use a big enough bomb). Of course, throw alchemy, homunculi, and the Briggs Bears into the mix and the game changes entirely.

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* The whole sequence where Mustang and his crew are staging a coup in Central? It's [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Operation Valkyrie!]] Or rather, it's Operation Valkyrie if Colonel von Stauffenberg had succeeded. The conspirators use an explosion to kill the Fuhrer, then systematically take control of the capital while pretending to be suppressing a (nonexistent) coup by those closest to the Fuhrer (the generals in FMA, the Schutzstaffel in RealLife). All signs suggest that they will succeed, but then comes an unforeseen complication: the Fuhrer comes onto the radio saying "Hi guys, I'm not dead. My, my, some people have been naughty."(In " (In ''FMA'', it's because [[spoiler: Bradley is Wrath]] and in real life they didn't use a big enough bomb). bomb.) Of course, throw alchemy, homunculi, and the Briggs Bears into the mix and the game changes entirely.
29th Mar '16 3:55:12 PM SomeoneElse17
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** A small fridge brilliance is why Greed has the Ultimate Shield. The fact that it prevents him from taking damage seems good and all, but a little wasteful when considering that he also has such potent regenerative abilities. Except that using regeneration costs him souls from his Philosopher's Stone. The Ultimate Shield is to make it so Greed can have great defense and survive while still hoarding all of his stone's souls.

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** A small fridge brilliance is why Greed has the Ultimate Shield. The fact that it prevents him from taking damage seems good and all, but a little wasteful when considering that he also has such potent regenerative abilities. Except that using regeneration costs him souls from his Philosopher's Stone. The Ultimate Shield is to make it so Greed can have great defense and survive while still hoarding all of his stone's souls. [[spoiler:His later link to Ling, who believes that kings exist to protect their people, and the later realization about Greed's true desires, become more significant in this way when you remember what the Elrics recognizedódespite existing as disembodied co-catalysts, the souls of the stone ''are still people''.
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