History HoYay / FullMetalAlchemist

8th Aug '16 10:59:46 PM 0nyx
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** Though there's still those very rare moments that could be argued as being HoYay, such as [[http://www.mangareader.net/116-5201-10/full-metal-alchemist/chapter-15.html this one]]. In all fairness the interactions between the Elrics are more "brotherly" in the manga though, not going to the full "Elricest aura" that the first anime had.
*** Or how Ed and Al are pretty much [[LivingEmotionalCrutch living emotional crutches to one another]]. Whenever the other is threatened or it looks like they're dead the other freaks out and does everything in his power to save/protect the other.



** There's also the way Roy looks at Ed when he returns and Roy says "I always knew you were alive." It's suggested that he, Winry and Al were the only characters who didn't think Ed was dead.
** Not just the movie: The only time Mustang blushes in the original series-- that's right, Mustang blushes-- was at the beginning of ep 44, after Ed and [[spoiler: the newly-Philosopher Stone'd]] Al high-tail it out of Lior. Roy delivers a very... revealing line about his relationship to the Elrics, after which Ed gets a reaction shot where his eyes go wide and then he smirks slightly, and then Roy seems to realize what he just said.



* There's also a little bit of this between Ed and [[IdenticalStranger Alphonse Heiderich]], particularly in the moment before Ed [[spoiler: returns to Amestris]] when Alphonse takes his hand and makes him promise never to forget him. It's also implied earlier that they share a dresser and maybe even a room. It isn't much, but it's enough to make them one of the more popular [[SlashFic slash]] ships among fans of the first anime.

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* There's also a little bit of this between Ed and [[IdenticalStranger Alphonse Heiderich]], particularly in the moment before Ed [[spoiler: returns to Amestris]] when Alphonse takes his hand and makes him promise never to forget him. It's also implied earlier that they share a dresser and maybe even a room. It isn't much, but it's enough to make them one of the more popular [[SlashFic slash]] ships among fans of the first anime.
14th Jul '16 2:26:21 PM AnneOfCleves
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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though some are split on whether it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of ItHasBeenAnHonor and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're NotSoDifferent, and it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths."

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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though some are split on whether it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of ItHasBeenAnHonor and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're NotSoDifferent, and it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths."
14th Jul '16 2:24:08 PM AnneOfCleves
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** There's also the way Roy looks at Ed when he returns and Roy says "I always knew you were alive." It's suggested that he and Al were the only characters who didn't think Ed was dead; even Winry seemed to have given up hope.

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** There's also the way Roy looks at Ed when he returns and Roy says "I always knew you were alive." It's suggested that he he, Winry and Al were the only characters who didn't think Ed was dead; even Winry seemed to have given up hope.dead.
1st May '16 10:13:26 AM ilovehirohamada
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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though some are split on whether it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of ItHasBeenAnHonor and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're NotSoDifferent, and it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.
** Ed certainly spends a lot of time thinking about Roy's "cocky smile" and "witty remarks" in the anime. "I can just see his smug face now..." We know you can, dear.
** Vic/Ed saying "Roy Mustang is dead sexy...in a miniskirt!"
* Winry, Scheska. Good god, they wander the world together, have romantic strolls along riverbanks at sunset, and have the TomboyAndGirlyGirl thing going on, and basically ignore what love interests they have to spend all their time together.

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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though some are split on whether it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of ItHasBeenAnHonor and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're NotSoDifferent, and it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.
** Ed certainly spends a lot of time thinking about Roy's "cocky smile" and "witty remarks" in the anime. "I can just see his smug face now..." We know you can, dear.
** Vic/Ed saying "Roy Mustang is dead sexy...in a miniskirt!"
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* Winry, Scheska. Good god, God, they wander the world together, have romantic strolls along riverbanks at sunset, and have the TomboyAndGirlyGirl thing going on, and basically ignore what love interests they have to spend all their time together.



* Don't forget the extent that Ed and Al go to protect and just stay with each other. [[spoiler:Even ditching Winry in the movie.]]
** In the anime Ed "has something he's been meaning to tell Al for a long time" but didn't because he was "afraid of how he would react". Love confession!
*** In the English dub Al saying that he [[AccidentalInnuendo doesn't remember what Ed's skin feels like]].



* There's also a little bit of this between Ed and [[IdenticalStranger Alfons Heiderich]], particularly in the moment before Ed [[spoiler: returns to Amestris]] when Alfons takes his hand and makes him promise never to forget him. It's also implied earlier that they share a dresser and maybe even a room. It isn't much, but it's enough to make them one of the more popular [[SlashFic slash]] ships among fans of the first anime.

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* There's also a little bit of this between Ed and [[IdenticalStranger Alfons Alphonse Heiderich]], particularly in the moment before Ed [[spoiler: returns to Amestris]] when Alfons Alphonse takes his hand and makes him promise never to forget him. It's also implied earlier that they share a dresser and maybe even a room. It isn't much, but it's enough to make them one of the more popular [[SlashFic slash]] ships among fans of the first anime.
23rd Jan '16 7:51:38 PM Eagal
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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though frankly this trooper can't tell if it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of {{It Has Been An Honor}} and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're {{Not So Different}}, and this trooper does think it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.

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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though frankly this trooper can't tell if some are split on whether it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of {{It Has Been An Honor}} ItHasBeenAnHonor and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colonel" facade. They both admit they're {{Not So Different}}, NotSoDifferent, and this trooper does think it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.
9th Apr '15 7:11:46 PM Erda
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* Dante seems to be flirting with Rose in episode 49; calling Rose "exquisite" as she runs her fingers along Rose's neck.

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* Dante seems to be flirting with Rose in episode 49; calling Rose "exquisite" as she runs her fingers along Rose's neck. Of course, this is NoYay for a lot of viewers, given what Dante plans to do with her...



* Roy and Hughes have a decent amount. Their relationship gets a lot more focus here, including after Hughes's death, where it's made much clearer that Roy is losing sleep and weight from it, and is overall taking far less care of himself than usual. They also have some pretty shippy [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/darkmythril/formal-1.jpg official art]] and moments [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/darkmythril/hughes_roy-1.jpg in the novels]]... and then there are [[http://pyro-edward.livejournal.com/11235.html?thread=37603 their image songs]], where they seem to more or less admit to having feelings for each other. They aren't canon, but are still pretty blatant shipper-bait from the anime team.

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* Roy and Hughes have a decent amount. Their relationship gets a lot more focus here, including after [[spoiler: Hughes's death, death]], where it's made much clearer that Roy is losing sleep and weight from it, and is overall taking far less care of himself than usual. They also have some pretty shippy [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/darkmythril/formal-1.jpg official art]] and moments [[http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/darkmythril/hughes_roy-1.jpg in the novels]]... and then there are [[http://pyro-edward.livejournal.com/11235.html?thread=37603 their image songs]], where they seem to more or less admit to having feelings for each other. They The arts and songs aren't canon, but are still pretty blatant shipper-bait from the anime team.
9th Apr '15 7:09:38 PM Erda
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** On the subject of Mustang and Hughes: Academy friends, met up again in the Hell of Ishval, and Hughes signed on to 'support Roy from below.' Roy then went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy after learning he was responsible for [[spoiler: Hughes' death.]] He was distraught at Riza and Havoc possibly dying, but it's only with ''Hughes'' that he truly loses his cool (though this can be argued as being because Hughes is the only one who actually dies).

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** On the subject of Mustang and Hughes: Academy friends, met up again in the Hell of Ishval, and Hughes signed on to 'support Roy from below.' Roy then went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy after learning he was responsible for [[spoiler: Hughes' death.]] He was distraught at Riza and Havoc [[spoiler: possibly dying, dying]], but it's only with ''Hughes'' that he truly loses his cool (though this can be argued as being because Hughes is the only one who where it actually dies).happens).
11th Dec '14 4:28:51 PM ZappaOMati
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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though frankly this trooper can't tell if it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of {{It Has Been An Honor}} and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colnel" facade. They both admit they're {{Not So Different}}, and this trooper does think it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.

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** End of ep. 48 is also a bit shippy, though frankly this trooper can't tell if it's promoting Roy/Ed, Roy/Maes, or Elricest. Roy and Ed talk about how they're sacrificing everything they've earned in the name of Hughes and Al (respectively), but there's an overwhelming sense of {{It Has Been An Honor}} and Roy finally seeing Ed as not a child whose innocence he wants to protect as much as possible, but as an equal. Likewise, Ed sees the Roy behind the "Bastard Colnel" Colonel" facade. They both admit they're {{Not So Different}}, and this trooper does think it's telling that this moment comes at their last possible meeting, when they both know they might be going to their deaths.
1st Aug '14 8:51:13 PM Quanyails
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* The original Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga (as well as its direct adaptation, ''Brotherhood'') has surprisingly little (arguably ''no'') HoYay for a shonen with a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge]] and mostly male cast. Perhaps it's precisely this absence of [[{{canon}} deliberate]] {{subtext}} which has led the [[YaoiFangirl yaoi fangirls]] to see romantic overtones in Ed's relationship with Ling, and in Mustang's rather heartfelt reaction to Hughes' [[spoiler:death]].

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* The original Manga/FullmetalAlchemist ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga (as well as its direct adaptation, ''Brotherhood'') has surprisingly little (arguably ''no'') HoYay for a shonen with a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge]] and mostly male cast. Perhaps it's precisely this absence of [[{{canon}} deliberate]] {{subtext}} which has led the [[YaoiFangirl yaoi fangirls]] to see romantic overtones in Ed's relationship with Ling, and in Mustang's rather heartfelt reaction to Hughes' [[spoiler:death]].
19th Jul '14 1:26:29 PM SomeoneElse17
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** On the subject of Mustang and Hughes: Academy friends, met up again in the Hell of Ishval, and Hughes signed on to 'support Roy from below.' Roy then went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy after learning he was responsible for [[spoiler: Hughes' death.]] He was distraught at Riza and Havoc possibly dying, but it's only with ''Hughes'' that he truly loses his cool.

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** On the subject of Mustang and Hughes: Academy friends, met up again in the Hell of Ishval, and Hughes signed on to 'support Roy from below.' Roy then went on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy after learning he was responsible for [[spoiler: Hughes' death.]] He was distraught at Riza and Havoc possibly dying, but it's only with ''Hughes'' that he truly loses his cool.cool (though this can be argued as being because Hughes is the only one who actually dies).
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