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28th Apr '17 11:07:33 AM finlandsberet
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* Dr. Marcoh refers to the PhilosophersStone as "[[{{Satan}} the Devil]]'s research", and anyone with a conscience who at first wants to use it but then actually discovers ''[[PoweredByAForsakenChild what needs to be done to create one]]'' quickly goes through HeroicBSOD and agrees with him. This seems like it's just a commentary on how evil it is to wipe out large swaths of people for a powerful artifact. But consider the significance of the soul in this whole deal. The cost of the stone is specifically [[DealWithTheDevil taking people's souls]], and going through with its creation anyway is the kind of act that would get someone described metaphorically as ''having'' no soul. This is entirely fitting when accounting that [[spoiler:the obvious SatanicArchetype that is the BigBad of the series and the driving force behind the creation of the likely very first Philosopher's Stones]] is a homunculus, a creature often described in the series as an empty shell or a soulless body. ''The true underlying reason why the Stone is called the Devil's research is [[spoiler:a clear LampshadeHanging about Father himself]], and the reason most people know about the Stone first and '''then''' have to look around to learn the price for making one is [[spoiler:by design because the Stone is used as a tool to draw people into Father's personal [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]]].'' And since [[spoiler:Father's Homunculi offspring were the ones giving Marcoh's research team their marching orders to create the stones they did]], it only fits that the good doctor would connect enough dots to know this on some level.

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* Dr. Marcoh refers to the PhilosophersStone as "[[{{Satan}} the Devil]]'s research", and anyone with a conscience who at first wants to use it but then actually discovers ''[[PoweredByAForsakenChild what needs to be done to create one]]'' quickly goes through HeroicBSOD and agrees with him. This seems like it's just a commentary on how evil it is to wipe out large swaths of people for a powerful artifact. But consider the significance of the soul in this whole deal. The cost of the stone is specifically [[DealWithTheDevil taking people's souls]], and going through with its creation anyway is the kind of act that would get someone described metaphorically as ''having'' no soul. This is entirely fitting when accounting that [[spoiler:the obvious SatanicArchetype that is the BigBad of the series and the driving force behind the creation of the likely very first Philosopher's Stones]] is a homunculus, a creature often described in the series as an empty shell or a soulless body. ''The The true underlying reason why the Stone is called the Devil's research is [[spoiler:a clear LampshadeHanging about Father himself]], and the reason most people know about the Stone first and '''then''' have to look around to learn the price for making one is [[spoiler:by design because the Stone is used as a tool to draw people into Father's personal [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]]]].'' Illuminati]]]]. And since [[spoiler:Father's Homunculi offspring were the ones giving Marcoh's research team their marching orders to create the stones they did]], it only fits that the good doctor would connect enough dots to know this on some level.
7th Apr '17 8:03:28 PM superkeijikun
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** The transliteration of Envy's name from Japanese is "Enbi", which is homophonous with "Enby", derived from "NB", the modern shorthand for "non-binary". Envy doesn't have an actual gender, being a shapeshifter!
5th Apr '17 5:58:59 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* When a lot of the Japanese voice cast was replaced for the new Brotherhood adaption, many fans were upset. But as the plot took off, the new voices made perfect sense... because they highlighted the differences between the versions of the characters. For example, [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki Roy]] is less cynical and more earnest this time around, so his younger-sounding voice is perfect [[spoiler: and makes a GORGEOUS contrast with Miki's increasingly and incredibly angry deliver of Roy's lines as [[DarkestHour he faces Envy]].]] [[Creator/FumikoOrikasa Riza's]] voice is higher and sweeter, which fits her more empathetic portrayal. Envy's [[Creator/MinamiTakayama more sadistic and masculine sounding voice]] suits just how much he loves to KickTheDog.

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* When a lot of the Japanese voice cast was replaced for the new Brotherhood adaption, many fans were upset. But as the plot took off, the new voices made perfect sense... because they highlighted the differences between the versions of the characters. For example, [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki Roy]] is less cynical and more earnest this time around, so his younger-sounding voice is perfect [[spoiler: and makes a GORGEOUS contrast with Miki's increasingly and incredibly angry deliver of Roy's lines as [[DarkestHour he faces Envy]].]] [[Creator/FumikoOrikasa Riza's]] voice is higher and sweeter, which fits her more empathetic portrayal. Envy's [[Creator/MinamiTakayama more sadistic and masculine sounding voice]] suits just how much he loves to KickTheDog.KickTheDog [[spoiler: and when Miki's Roy goes apeshit, Takayama (who plays little boy roles almost all the time) can convincingly make Envy sound like a terrified 10-year-old.]]
9th Mar '17 8:54:55 PM SCPIhpkmn
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* Xingese Alkahestry is a counter to Amestrian Alchemy; Ed describes the way Scar uses it as stopping Alchemy at the second phase of destruction. Makes sense when you find out that the Alkahest is an alchemical concept also known as the universal solvent, capable of destroying anything.
28th Feb '17 7:58:29 PM RemiV
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*** Less profound than the previous statement, but [[spoiler: if he is the embodiment of greed, that means he really wants everything. Anything his "owns" he cherishes because its something he really really wants to have and to keep. Treating something badly and not taking care of it indicates that you do not truly want or value it. One does not keep a possession by throwing it away.]]
13th Feb '17 3:39:12 PM Wyldchyld
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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 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.]] ]]

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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 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.]] ]]]]]]
9th Nov '16 7:32:01 PM SomeoneElse17
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* Ling Yao and Greed:

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* Ling Yao and Greed:Greed the Avaricious:
23rd Sep '16 9:17:56 AM MitziHD
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* The only thing that can break the law of equivalent interchange is a Philosopher's stone. Edward is one, acording to the fisrt point on this section. [[spoiler: Winry also broke it because she didn't expected anything for every good deed that she did. They truly deserve each other]]
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.]]
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