History Headscratchers / FullMetalAlchemist

25th Oct '16 4:16:05 PM dlchen145
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** Most supposedly hanged prisoners were actually sacrificed for Philosopher's Stones, but some of them (the most {{Badass}} famous serial killers, apparently) were used to guard the lab instead - and obviously they could not be used as guards if they were sacrificed for Stones, so they weren't. [[spoiler: All the {{Animated Armor}}s have their bodies alive somewhere and their souls are connected to their bodies, because otherwise they could not think or remember anything - they need a brain for that, even if it's not in the same place with their soul.]]

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** Most supposedly hanged prisoners were actually sacrificed for Philosopher's Stones, but some of them (the most {{Badass}} badass famous serial killers, apparently) were used to guard the lab instead - and obviously they could not be used as guards if they were sacrificed for Stones, so they weren't. [[spoiler: All the {{Animated Armor}}s have their bodies alive somewhere and their souls are connected to their bodies, because otherwise they could not think or remember anything - they need a brain for that, even if it's not in the same place with their soul.]]



** RuleOfCool? In all seriousness, however, he presumably didn't have the time. Don't forget that, for all the {{Badass}} shit Mustang does, he's still human, and only has human reaction time.

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** RuleOfCool? In all seriousness, however, he presumably didn't have the time. Don't forget that, for all the {{Badass}} badass shit Mustang does, he's still human, and only has human reaction time.
15th Oct '16 5:52:42 PM DarkHunter
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\n* Probably their reaction was "Let's stay the ''hell'' away from whatever's happening over there!"

2nd Sep '16 4:06:51 AM PandaXclone2
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** It likely ties back into the theme that while Father seems to dislike humanity and wishes to "purify" himself, he still subconsiously wants to be human. He makes himself a container that looks human when he first got his hands on a Philosopher's Stone and despite it being destroyed, still defaulted to it when he [[spoiler: absorbed Truth.]] His "children" are more than just emotions he tried to strip from himself, they are family too. Even in the Homunculi there's evidence to back this up, with Envy being envious of humans, Pride absolutely hating them and Greed trying to mask his want for friends with worldly possessions. Deep down Father is lonely and jealous of humanity and wanted what they had, but somewhere down the line he decided to purify himself of it all.
23rd Aug '16 3:22:08 PM Kimelea
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*** Well, you can clearly see the word "Ishval" on the maps, so this spelling must be correct.
23rd Aug '16 2:21:17 PM Kimelea
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** It's FridgeBrilliance when you think about it. When Pride was going through how everyone's punishments fitted them personally, he mentioned that [[[[spoiler: Roy had a 'grand vision' for his country.]] Thus, Truth didn't take his eyes - he took his ''vision''. It's an almost sadistic kind of pun.

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** It's FridgeBrilliance when you think about it. When Pride was going through how everyone's punishments fitted them personally, he mentioned that [[[[spoiler: [[spoiler: Roy had a 'grand vision' for his country.]] Thus, Truth didn't take his eyes - he took his ''vision''. It's an almost sadistic kind of pun.
23rd Aug '16 2:19:27 PM Kimelea
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** This may also have something to do with whatever both he [[spoiler: and Father]] are made of. According to the evidence built up so far, [[spoiler: Father was made out of Hoheinheim's blood]]. By consequence, Pride was able to "possess" Alphonse's body via the blood seal, [[spoiler: as they are techincally ''genetically related'']]. I personally think that Pride's "shadows" are mostly a very thin organic matter layer that can concentrate to cut things, and that can absorb other living things, [[spoiler: as [[KarmicDeath Gluttony]] and [[LightIsNotGood Kimberlee]] learned the hard way]]

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** This may also have something to do with whatever both he [[spoiler: and Father]] are made of. According to the evidence built up so far, [[spoiler: Father was made out of Hoheinheim's blood]]. By consequence, Pride was able to "possess" Alphonse's body via the blood seal, [[spoiler: as they are techincally ''genetically related'']]. I personally think that Pride's "shadows" are mostly a very thin organic matter layer that can concentrate to cut things, and that can absorb other living things, [[spoiler: as [[KarmicDeath Gluttony]] and [[LightIsNotGood Kimberlee]] Kimblee]] learned the hard way]]
23rd Aug '16 2:04:03 PM Kimelea
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** I always assumed it was simply because Edward is against killing in general. He refused to kill Slicer brothers, Kimblee and even Pride (who had no redeeming qualities whatsoever), so why would he go against his principles and kill (or allow to kill) Envy?

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** I always assumed it was simply because Edward is against killing in general. He refused to kill Slicer brothers, Kimblee and even Pride (who had no redeeming qualities whatsoever), Pride, so why would he go against his principles and kill (or allow to kill) Envy?
23rd Aug '16 2:01:50 PM Kimelea
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** I always assumed it was simply because Edward is against killing in general. He refused to kill Slicer brothers, Kimblee and even Pride (who had no redeeming qualities whatsoever), so why would he go against his principles and kill (or allow to kill) Envy?
20th Aug '16 3:40:41 PM Leethrax10o9
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[[folder: The surrounding countries during the Eclipse]]

So a giant transmutation circle surrounding essentially an entire country lights up during the eclipse. Does no one see this? No soldiers on any of the 3 countries Amestris has strained relationships with notice their opponents collapsing and ceasing all movement/sound? Despite the very obvious roar and flash of light he creates during the anime, is Father in some sort of invisible spiritual world? I wouldn't think so, since the people being can clearly see the giant black hands rising out of the ground, but what was the reaction of the other countries?


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18th Jun '16 7:56:27 PM DeathMetalAlchemist
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** I think it might have something to do with the fact that an alchemist still needs both hands to transmute (except for Mustang, obviously, but Ed doesn't know flame alchemy and most likely wouldn't want to). Or maybe alchemy isn't that advanced yet. If it was possible to repair automail with alchemy, mechanics would be entirely obsolete.


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** I think it might have something to do with the fact that an alchemist still needs both hands to transmute (except for Mustang, obviously, but Ed doesn't know flame alchemy and most likely wouldn't want to). Or maybe alchemy isn't that advanced yet. If it was possible to repair automail with alchemy, mechanics would be entirely obsolete.

obsolete, and places like Rush Valley where automail is central to the economy wouldn't exist.

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