History Headscratchers / FullmetalAlchemist

24th May '17 10:17:50 AM Nepheliad
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** Blood is a fairly typical foodstuff in many parts of the world, so much so that Wikipedia has an entire page about it. Blood sausages, blood soup, blood tofu... Now, perhaps it's taboo in Amestris, like it is in many other parts of the world. But IMO, it's more like... it's the blood in Gluttony's stomach. Even if you were okay with having a nice simmering pot of Szechuan blood tofu, would you eat it from Gluttony's stomach?
6th May '17 12:36:18 PM Whitewings
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** Definitely possible, but very difficult because every little microscopic cell would have to be in the exact right place. Just the reversal of one molecule in a human's genetic sequence could create NightmareFuel mutants. If it's too hard for Tucker, than Ed and Al certainly couldn't have transmuted humans successfully considering that they weren't even teenagers when they tried to resurrect Trisha. Although I laugh at the anime concept that human transmutation is "impossible" because [[ScienceIsEvil "it's unnatural and humans weren't meant to do it"]], I do like how both the anime and manga both treat it as a major challenge. It'd be hard to take FMA seriously if such a huge scientific discovery was made too easily.

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** Definitely possible, but very difficult because every little microscopic cell would have to be in the exact right place. Just the reversal of one molecule in a human's genetic sequence could create NightmareFuel mutants. If it's too hard for Tucker, than Ed and Al certainly couldn't have transmuted humans successfully considering that they weren't even teenagers when they tried to resurrect Trisha. Although I laugh at the anime concept that human transmutation is "impossible" because [[ScienceIsEvil [[ScienceIsBad "it's unnatural and humans weren't meant to do it"]], I do like how both the anime and manga both treat it as a major challenge. It'd be hard to take FMA seriously if such a huge scientific discovery was made too easily.
20th Mar '17 2:19:44 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Here's another one. When he breaks into the Fifth Laboratory and is ambushed by Slicer, Ed fights only with his tiny wrist dagger. Suffering from blood loss and with his automail acting up, he's still much faster than Slicer and really the only reason he's losing is that every time he goes in close, he gets hammered. So why even try? Why not step back (which he does, repeatedly) and use alchemy to trap him in rock? Hell, if that's unsporting or too difficult, he could at least throw him off balance. It's like he just [[ForgotHisPowers forgot his most iconic skill]].

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* Here's another one. When he breaks into the Fifth Laboratory and is ambushed by Slicer, Ed fights only with his tiny wrist dagger. Suffering from blood loss and with his automail acting up, he's still much faster than Slicer and really the only reason he's losing is that every time he goes in close, he gets hammered. So why even try? Why not step back (which he does, repeatedly) and use alchemy to trap him in rock? Hell, if that's unsporting or too difficult, he could at least throw him off balance. It's like he just [[ForgotHisPowers [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgot his most iconic skill]].
20th Mar '17 2:19:11 PM LongLiveHumour
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** In the anime you see Roy make several attempts to back away and snap his fingers, but he can't drop his guard for long enough to manage it. On his final attempt, one of the candidates slices through his glove.


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* Here's another one. When he breaks into the Fifth Laboratory and is ambushed by Slicer, Ed fights only with his tiny wrist dagger. Suffering from blood loss and with his automail acting up, he's still much faster than Slicer and really the only reason he's losing is that every time he goes in close, he gets hammered. So why even try? Why not step back (which he does, repeatedly) and use alchemy to trap him in rock? Hell, if that's unsporting or too difficult, he could at least throw him off balance. It's like he just [[ForgotHisPowers forgot his most iconic skill]].
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17th Mar '17 2:22:05 PM Barbatus
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** I think we can overlook realism here. Realistically, if you didn't eat for all that time you wouldn't be malnourished, you'd be dead several times over.
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.
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