History YMMV / FullmetalAlchemist

13th Feb '18 6:10:06 PM OrangenChan
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** Making any kind of joke about Nina and her dog getting fused into a monstrous chimera evokes all sorts of backlash from the fandom, including but not limited to NoJustNoReaction, [[YouMonster "This is NOT OK"]], GetOut, among others. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Which is why]] [[TheGadfly people do it. Obviously.]] (To make things worst, this joke also applies to the Year of the Dog, which debuts for every 12 years.)

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** Making any kind of joke about Nina and her dog getting fused into a monstrous chimera evokes all sorts of backlash from the fandom, including but not limited to NoJustNoReaction, [[YouMonster "This is NOT OK"]], and GetOut, among others. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Which is why]] [[TheGadfly people do it. Obviously.]] (To make things worst, worse, this joke also applies to the Year of the Dog, which debuts for comes around every 12 years.)



** Envy: [[DracoInLeatherPants Lovable gender-confused palm tree with a completely acceptable excuse for his/her psychopathy]] or monster who doesn't deserve a bit of the fandom? Moreover, [[spoiler:was Roy justified in his actions when half-fighting, half-brutally torturing him/her or was it absolutely horrific and unethical?]]

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** Envy: [[DracoInLeatherPants Lovable gender-confused palm tree with a completely acceptable excuse for his/her their psychopathy]] or monster who doesn't deserve a bit of the fandom? Moreover, [[spoiler:was Roy justified in his actions when half-fighting, half-brutally torturing him/her them or was it absolutely horrific and unethical?]]



* AngstWhatAngst: Ed and Al, to the point that Winry has to invoke HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim far more often than is healthy over the first half of the series.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Ed and Al, to the point that Winry has to invoke HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim far more often than is healthy over the first half of the series. While Al literally ''can't'' cry until he gets his body back (and does express some angst for that, at least), it can still come off as a bit ridiculous for Ed.



** Much like Dante below, Father qualifies as this. Is he a threatening villain that [[spoiler: nearly succeeds in his plan]], or is he just a one note villain that lacked the charm Dante had.

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** Much like Dante below, Father qualifies as this. Is he a threatening villain that [[spoiler: nearly succeeds in his plan]], or is he just a one note villain that lacked the charm Dante had.had?



** Kimblee, Kimblee, Kimblee. If the [[BadassInANiceSuit suit]], the [[MadBomber personality,]] and the [[HavingABlast powers]] didn't do it, the [[spoiler: [[DyingMomentOfAwesome epic death scene]] ]] certainly did.

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** Kimblee, Kimblee, Kimblee. If the [[BadassInANiceSuit suit]], the [[MadBomber personality,]] and the [[HavingABlast powers]] didn't do it, the [[spoiler: [[DyingMomentOfAwesome epic death scene]] ]] scene]]]] certainly did.



* FauxSymbolism: Several Christianity references in the manga, most obviously the names of the homunculi. Even so, Arakawa says that "Christianity doesn't exist in that world".

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* FauxSymbolism: Several Christianity references in the manga, most obviously the names of the homunculi. Even so, Arakawa says that "Christianity doesn't exist in that world".world."



** Al's "hair" (the plume of the helmet of his armor) has to be cut off when Ed uses it to entangle Buccaneer's [[ChainsawGood chainsaw arm]]. Never is Al shown with the full plume afterwards, despite his character design being unchanged up to that point.

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** Al's "hair" (the plume of the helmet of his armor) has to be cut off when Ed uses it to entangle Buccaneer's [[ChainsawGood chainsaw arm]]. Never Al is Al never shown with the full plume afterwards, despite his character design being unchanged up to that point.



** Plenty of characters use an adversary's LogicalWeakness to beat them, such as [[spoiler: alchemists' dependence on transmutation circles, homunculi's human-based chemistry, King Bradley's blind spot, Pride literally being a LivingShadow]].

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** Plenty of characters use an adversary's LogicalWeakness to beat them, such as [[spoiler: alchemists' dependence on transmutation circles, homunculi's human-based chemistry, King Bradley's blind spot, and Pride literally being a LivingShadow]].



** Roy doesn't have a weakness to water like users of fire from other works. After all, water is made of hydrogen and oxygen, which can be transmuted into highly-flammable hydrogen and oxygen gas.

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** Roy doesn't have a weakness to water like users of fire from other works. After all, water is made of hydrogen and oxygen, which can be transmuted into highly-flammable hydrogen and oxygen gas. While there are several scenes with characters telling him to back off when he gets wet, he also gets to show off his ability to transmute water into gas a few times.



** Envy's chibi true form is guaranteed to make you giggle or want to huggle him/her [[spoiler:even when s/he's being broiled alive]]. Perhaps even more in that case. Also, Gluttony.

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** Envy's chibi true form is guaranteed to make you giggle or want to huggle him/her hug them [[spoiler:even when s/he's they're being broiled alive]]. Perhaps even more in that case. case.
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Also, Gluttony.Gluttony. He's short, fat, and kind of awkward-looking, but he also acts just like an excitable little kid most of the time. [[spoiler:It can ''really'' make you want to hug him when Lust dies.]]



** Hohenheim gets a lot more of it here than he did in Brotherhood (where he's seen as more unambiguously benevolent): is he a wise [[TheAtoner atoner]] who feels bad for [[spoiler:all the [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] he's done]] or a suicidal JerkAss whose excuse to [[ParentalAbandonment abandon]] his children and wife Trisha doesn't cut the test and who [[spoiler:unintentionally helped the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]]].

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** Hohenheim gets a lot more of it here than he did in Brotherhood (where he's seen as more unambiguously benevolent): is he a wise [[TheAtoner atoner]] who feels bad for [[spoiler:all the [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] he's done]] or a suicidal JerkAss whose excuse to [[ParentalAbandonment abandon]] his children and wife Trisha doesn't cut the test and who [[spoiler:unintentionally helped the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]]].Nazis]]]]?
11th Jan '18 2:27:39 AM FigureGunplaFan
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** Making any kind of joke about Nina and her dog getting fused into a monstrous chimera evokes all sorts of backlash from the fandom, including but not limited to NoJustNoReaction, [[YouMonster "This is NOT OK"]], GetOut, among others. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Which is why]] [[TheGadfly people do it. Obviously.]]

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** Making any kind of joke about Nina and her dog getting fused into a monstrous chimera evokes all sorts of backlash from the fandom, including but not limited to NoJustNoReaction, [[YouMonster "This is NOT OK"]], GetOut, among others. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Which is why]] [[TheGadfly people do it. Obviously.]]]] (To make things worst, this joke also applies to the Year of the Dog, which debuts for every 12 years.)
30th Dec '17 6:30:45 AM Silverblade2
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** Much like Dante below, Father qualifies as this. Is he a threatening villain that [[spoiler: nearly succeeds in his plan]], or is he just a GenericDoomsdayVillain that lacked the charm Dante had.

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** Much like Dante below, Father qualifies as this. Is he a threatening villain that [[spoiler: nearly succeeds in his plan]], or is he just a GenericDoomsdayVillain one note villain that lacked the charm Dante had.
15th Dec '17 1:59:30 PM CJCroen1393
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** Many FMA fans really like the anime version of Sloth. Some even prefer her to the manga's version, which is quite a feat, since the other two [[CanonForeigner "replacement Homunculi"]], ([[CreepyChild Wrath]] and [[PresidentEvil Pride]]), are major {{Base Breaker}}s. It probably helps that she has [[DarkAndTroubledPast a little more depth]] than Manga!Sloth.

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** Many FMA fans really like the anime version of Sloth. Some even prefer her to the manga's version, which is quite a feat, since the other two [[CanonForeigner "replacement Homunculi"]], ([[CreepyChild Wrath]] and [[PresidentEvil Pride]]), are major {{Base Breaker}}s. It probably helps that she has [[DarkAndTroubledPast a little more depth]] than Manga!Sloth.Manga!Sloth, and that she's [[EvilIsSexy not too hard on the eyes]] either.
3rd Nov '17 7:28:55 PM Scraggle
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* BerserkButton: Mention your preference over either 2003 or Brotherhood to anyone who prefers the other.



* FandomBerserkButton: Even among the folks listed on the Complete Monster page, Shou Tucker stands out; even the very mention of his name sends fans into seething anger, rampant disgust, and/or dry-heaving.

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** Mention your preference over either 2003 or Brotherhood to anyone who prefers the other.
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Even among the folks listed on many despicable villains of the Complete Monster page, series, Shou Tucker stands out; even the very mention of his name sends fans into seething anger, rampant disgust, and/or dry-heaving.dry-heaving. Slightly offset in the 2003 series where there is ''some'' attempt to give him some redeeming qualities and regret.
2nd Nov '17 9:23:58 AM DaLucaray
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The english title (and Ed's english title), "Fullmetal Alchemist". The original Japanese title literally translates to "Alchemist of Steel"; "Fullmetal" is much more interesting to english speakers, evokes [[Film/FullMetalJacket another piece of media about the horrors of war]], and even explains why people assume Alphonse is "the fullmetal alchemist", as a full suit of armor definitely qualifies as "full metal".
5th Oct '17 2:15:35 AM DrPsyche
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** As Ed is defeating him, Pride laments on the family unit he was a part of. Underneath it all, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Pride did love his mother]]; but before he zeroed in on her image he was imagining both parents. Was this just a non-important visual cue to transition into the more important image of his mother; or did Pride have some form of affection for [[spoiler:Wrath]] as well?
29th Sep '17 2:58:23 PM WyraachUr
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** In episode 15, when Roy admonishes Hughes for not helping in the fight against Scar, Hughes responds with "I'm as normal as they come and this is a contest of freaks! What do you want me to do, shoot my slingshot at him?". [[Creator/SonnyStrait Sonny Strait]], Hughes' voice actor, would later go onto voice [[OnePiece someone who is quite proficient with a slingshot]].
23rd Sep '17 5:28:02 PM Quanyails
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** Izumi has a soft spot for children; she takes pity on Ed and Al after learning that they have no mother, and she warmly lauds the miracle of life after listening to Al giddily explain when Winry delivered a baby. [[spoiler:Izumi had lost a baby due to a miscarriage--twice, with attempting human transmutation--so she understands firsthand just how precious a child's life is.]]

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** Izumi has a soft spot for children; she takes pity on Ed and Al after learning that they have no mother, and she warmly lauds the miracle of life after listening to Al giddily explain when Winry delivered a baby. [[spoiler:Izumi had lost a baby twice; first due to a miscarriage--twice, miscarriage, and second with attempting human transmutation--so she transmutation. She understands firsthand just how precious a child's life is.]]
23rd Sep '17 5:27:28 PM Quanyails
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** The first character in the first anime opening theme isn't Edward. The audience doesn't get to find out his identity and significance until a whole 2/3 of the way through the show.
** The anime manages to work in foreshadowing from the first episode--which would otherwise just be a FillerEpisode--into a later episode, when Ed realizes what [=McDougal=] meant in his actions.

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** The first character in the first anime opening theme isn't Edward. The audience doesn't get to find out his identity and significance until a whole almost 2/3 of the way through the show.
show, in episode 40.
** The anime manages to work in foreshadowing from the first episode--which would otherwise just be a FillerEpisode--into {{Filler}}--into a later episode, when Ed realizes what [=McDougal=] meant in his actions.


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** Ed never forgets being unable to fix tragedy of [[spoiler:Nina]]. He wistfully mentions the events to Truth at the end when explaining how he was never more than "just a human".
** All of Mustang's living subordinates--even the ones put out of commission early on--return to help him on the Promised Day.
** Izumi has a soft spot for children; she takes pity on Ed and Al after learning that they have no mother, and she warmly lauds the miracle of life after listening to Al giddily explain when Winry delivered a baby. [[spoiler:Izumi had lost a baby due to a miscarriage--twice, with attempting human transmutation--so she understands firsthand just how precious a child's life is.]]
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