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30th Aug '17 6:29:27 PM fireblast
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*** What about [[spoiler:Solf J. Kimblee (the Red Lotus Alchemist), Tim Marcoh (the Crystal Alchemist), Basque Grand (the Iron Blood Alchemist), and/or Giolio Comanche (the Silver Alchemist)?]]
24th Aug '17 9:38:30 PM rxg9er
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** It could also be that she is full of lust, but lacks a suitable partner. The other homunculi are her family, and having sex with a human would amount to bestiality for her.


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** Anyone familiar with clickbait knows that the surest way to piss somebody off is to reveal some form of deception or injustice. Wrath's Ultimate Eye allows him to see straight trough the lies and deceptions around him.


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** The Ultimate Shield turns Greed's skin into diamonds.


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* Sloth the Lazy is the fastest and strongest of the homunculi. He embodies the sin of sloth because he refuses to use his potential unless Pride is specifically ordering him to do so.
23rd Aug '17 7:06:43 AM SomeoneElse17
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** During his fight with Bradley, Ling says that Bradley is no true king to which Bradley retorts that "There are no true kings in this world!" At first it seems odd for him to say that, being that is Fuhrer KING Bradley. However, it makes sense as the series goes on because [[spoiler: Bradley is the ruler of the country yes, but he's just a servant of Father. Thus, to him there is no real kings or rulers because every ruler will have someone controlling them.]]
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** During his fight with Bradley, Ling says that Bradley is no true king to which Bradley retorts that "There are no true kings in this world!" At first it seems odd for him to say that, being that is Fuhrer KING Bradley. However, it makes sense as the series goes on because [[spoiler: Bradley is the ruler of the country yes, but he's just a servant of Father.Father, and 'King' is merely his first name, not one of his titles. Thus, to him there is no real kings or rulers because every ruler will have someone controlling them.]]
*** 'King' is his first name, not one of his titles.
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16th Aug '17 7:00:38 PM MarqFJA
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This is the page for the manga and ''Brotherhood''. For the 2003 anime, see '''[[Fridge/FullmetalAlchemistAnime here]]'''.

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This is the page for the manga and ''Brotherhood''. For the 2003 anime, see '''[[Fridge/FullmetalAlchemistAnime here]]'''.
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16th Aug '17 6:58:42 PM MarqFJA
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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]]

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* The only thing that can break the law of equivalent interchange exchange 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]]
16th Aug '17 6:58:11 PM MarqFJA
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* Being a Japanese work set in the West, it explores the fears prevalent in Western society. First we have the seven homunculi, who represent vampires, being that they are souless, not restrained by human rules or morality and drink "red water" made of human souls which grants them power and immortality - an obvious allegory for blood. [[spoiler:Wrath even dies when hit with sunlight (it blinds him suddenly, giving Scar an opening). Given that vampires are seen as those who have rejected god and thus cannot walk in the sunlight (the sun is used as a metaphor for God in the first episode) and it even occurs while Wrath lectures Scar about there being no god.]] And in the first anime, they are literally the undead. The Chimeras represent werewolves, being humans with the power, abilities and (to some extend) instincts of beasts. The mannequin soldiers are zombies, no explanation needed. Finally, Father represents our more modern (and equally ridiculous) fears, namely both aliens (he comes from beyond the gate) and artificial intelligence (he was created by human scientists). Today we are afraid of slightly human yet more powerful beings disregarding our worth and killing/enslaving us, such as AM in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' and Skynet in ''Terminator'' and basically every alien invasion story in existence.

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* Being a Japanese work set in the West, it explores the fears prevalent in Western society. First we have the seven homunculi, who represent vampires, being that they are souless, not restrained by human rules or morality and drink "red water" made of human souls which grants them power and immortality - an obvious allegory for blood. [[spoiler:Wrath even dies when hit with sunlight (it blinds him suddenly, giving Scar an opening). Given that vampires are seen as those who have rejected god and thus cannot walk in the sunlight (the sun is used as a metaphor for God in the first episode) and it even occurs while Wrath lectures Scar about there being no god.]] And in the first anime, they are literally the undead. The Chimeras represent werewolves, being humans with the power, abilities and (to some extend) extent) instincts of beasts. The mannequin soldiers are zombies, no explanation needed. Finally, Father represents our more modern (and equally ridiculous) fears, namely both aliens (he comes from beyond the gate) and artificial intelligence (he was created by human scientists). Today we are afraid of slightly human yet more powerful beings disregarding our worth and killing/enslaving us, such as AM in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' and Skynet in ''Terminator'' and basically every alien invasion story in existence.
26th Jul '17 11:24:04 AM TheSinful
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** Why does Lust not actually act, well... Lusty? In Christan doctrine indulging in sex is not a sin because it is a necessity, what is a sin is to invoke lust in others. Seems Father reads the bible.

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** Why does Lust not actually act, well... Lusty? In Christan Christian doctrine indulging in sex is not a sin because it is a necessity, what is a sin is to invoke lust in others. Seems Father reads the bible.


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** Lust's power initially doesn't make much sense, given that cutting things up has nothing to do with lust. However, not only does she have the ultimate FemmeFatalons, her power is called the Ultimate Lance, as in she can penetrate anything.
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.]]
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