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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.

18th Jun '16 7:53:36 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. Automail repair is a pretty major trade in Amestris, and mechanics would be obsolete if there was an alchemical solution for it.


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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. Automail If it was possible to repair is a pretty major trade in Amestris, and automail with alchemy, mechanics would be obsolete if there was an alchemical solution for it.entirely obsolete.

18th Jun '16 7:46:46 PM DeathMetalAlchemist
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\n** 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. Automail repair is a pretty major trade in Amestris, and mechanics would be obsolete if there was an alchemical solution for it.

18th Jun '16 4:46:40 PM Dephlogisticate
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* Why is Scar trying to kill Elric brothers two times? He sure hates state alchemists, but those two didn't do anything. Meanwhile Roy Mustang is lonely walking through rain, Kimblee is sitting immobilized in his cell and god knows how many Amerstris soldiers are on vaccation or something like that. He can even go after King Bradley (it would end miserably, but Scar has no right to know how baddas Wrath really is). So why does he hold such a grudge against Edward and Alphonse?

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* Why is Scar trying to kill Elric brothers two times? He sure hates state alchemists, but those two didn't do anything. Meanwhile Roy Mustang is lonely walking through rain, Kimblee is sitting immobilized in his cell and god knows how many Amerstris soldiers are on vaccation vacation or something like that. He can even go after King Bradley (it would end miserably, but Scar has no right to know how baddas badass Wrath really is). So why does he hold such a grudge against Edward and Alphonse?
** Simple, he found them first.
10th Jun '16 2:51:23 PM DeathMetalAlchemist
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* Note that Pride was [[spoiler:begging for his life when Ed destroyed his Philosopher's Stone, and Kimblee had to correct him, saying Ed wasn't that kind of person.]] The homunculi's fatal flaw is that they underestimate humans, which is brought up several times, so they probably thought Ed would cave as easily as Marcoh did if given proper incentive. They pulled the same stunt with Mustang to attempt to get him to do human trasmutation by [[spoiler:putting Hawkeye in danger.]] Even if Ed decided to go through with it, he would probably have backup from Central to ensure his survival, who had taken control of Briggs on Bradley's orders, and maybe even the homunculi because there is no reason for them to hide in the shadows anymore.

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* Note that Pride was [[spoiler:begging for his life when Ed destroyed his Philosopher's Stone, and Kimblee had to correct him, saying Ed wasn't that kind of person.]] The homunculi's fatal flaw is that they underestimate humans, which is brought up what leads to them being outsmarted several times, so they probably thought Ed would cave as easily as Marcoh did if given proper incentive. They pulled the same stunt with Mustang to attempt to get him to do human trasmutation by [[spoiler:putting Hawkeye in danger.]] Even if Ed decided to go through with it, he would probably have backup from Central to ensure his survival, , who had taken control of Briggs on Bradley's orders, and maybe even the homunculi because there is no reason for them to hide in the shadows anymore.
anymore. That would probably be enough to ensure he survived the battle.


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10th Jun '16 1:55:23 PM DeathMetalAlchemist
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* Note that Pride was [[spoiler:begging for his life when Ed destroyed his Philosopher's Stone, and Kimblee had to correct him, saying Ed wasn't that kind of person.]] The homunculi's fatal flaw is that they underestimate humans, which is brought up several times, so they probably thought Ed would cave as easily as Marcoh did if given proper incentive. They pulled the same stunt with Mustang to attempt to get him to do human trasmutation by [[spoiler:putting Hawkeye in danger.]] Even if Ed decided to go through with it, he would probably have backup from Central to ensure his survival, who had taken control of Briggs on Bradley's orders, and maybe even the homunculi because there is no reason for them to hide in the shadows anymore.
4th Jun '16 11:13:08 AM syrusdark
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** The Truth is all about dishing out fitting "punishment" for the "crimes" committed by each alchemist that tries human transmutation, so it would make a lot of sense that Izumi would lose her reproductive organs as her price.
4th Jun '16 10:41:23 AM syrusdark
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** Being heir could also bring a lot of benefits all by itself. Sure, you'd never get to actually inherit anything, but you're still the second most important person around, instead of just one among many competing clansmen.
4th Jun '16 10:36:43 AM syrusdark
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** The real problem is not how the automail receives the commands to move, but how it gets the energy to actually move the mechanical pieces. The nerve signals could be interpreted by some advanced electronics (which doesn't seem to exist in that world, but whatever), but the "muscles" would still need a more potent power source.
4th Jun '16 10:19:08 AM syrusdark
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** Hohenheim has a ton of respect for all the souls inside him. He probably wouldn't want to "waste" them by getting into unnecessary fights.
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