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This is a short summary page for characters from the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga series and its anime adaptation ''Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood''. '''Note''': For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Characters.FullmetalAlchemistAnime.

This page is for characters in the Amestris military.
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[[folder:Roy Mustang]]
-->See [[Characters/FullmetalAlchemistMainCharacters Fullmetal Alchemist Main Characters]].
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[[folder:Riza Hawkeye]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': 1st Lieutenant\\
'''Specialty:''' Marksmanship]
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Roy's oldest friend, trusted aide, and devoted bodyguard, Lt. Hawkeye's calm, collected demeanor and remarkable sharpshooting skills earn her the respect of her fellow officers.

->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)
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* AbusiveParents: Implied. If Berthold wasn't outright abusive, he was definitely [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]].
* ActionGirl: 1st Lieutenant sniper.
* AnimalMotifs: Arakawa said she based her design around a hawk; her bangs emulate a wing and the rest of her hair is pulled up to look like a tail.
* TheAtoner: For the same reason as Roy. She discusses this when recounting her experience at Ishval, saying that both alchemists and sharpshooters bear an especially heavy sin (and burden if they try to atone) since they ''know'' that every time they snap their fingers or pull the trigger, they are responsible for taking someone's life, as opposed to average soldiers who are unaware of how much blood they themselves spilled.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: With a name like Riza Hawkeye, how can you not be in the military?
* BadassNormal: No alchemy, but her guns still leave their mark.
* BattleCouple: With Roy.
* BerserkButton: Only pressed if she thinks Roy is in danger or dead.
* BerserkerTears: After she is led to believe that [[spoiler:Lust killed Mustang]].
* BodyguardCrush: To Roy, of course. Reciprocated.
* BodyguardingABadass: It's a hard job but someone's got to do it.
* BluffTheImposter: When Envy tries to trick her by [[VoluntaryShapeshifting disguising]] himself as Mustang, she calls his bluff by claiming that the two are on a FirstNameBasis when alone; it's a lie, but Envy still falls for the trap.
* BreakTheCutie: Short version of her [[StealthPun back]][[{{Backstory}} story]].
* BrownEyes: Notable for being the only female character (if not the only character in the ''entire series'') with eyes this color. This oddly [[AvertedTrope averts]] the usual brown eyes=boring character idea, as it makes her stand out all the more. However, the trope still stands at the color matches her [[CloserToEarth down to earth]] personality, trustworthiness, and loyalty.
** In the manga, they're more on the [[HazelEyes hazel/amber side]], which Arakawa specified was to [[MeaningfulName make her eyes more striking]].
* ChessMotif: She is [[ShipTease the queen]] in Mustang's chess-themed unit. The queen is the most powerful piece, the one who stands closest to the king, and the one who can do the most damage. (It's also noted that Mustang, when playing chess, will never sacrifice his queen if he can help it.)
* TheChick: Played with. She's the only female in Roy's unit, and the men all care for her a great deal, but she outranks all of them except Roy and is exceptionally competent and ''{{badass}}''.
* ClarkKenting: When she helps the Elrics in their fight against Scar, she wears glasses and lets her hair down to avoid being recognized. It doesn't work. Granted, it ''does'' take Ed and Al a moment to recognize her, and she didn't plan on letting anyone else see her face long enough to be able to put two and two together. [[spoiler:Wrath]], on the other hand, instantly sees through it thanks to [[spoiler:his Ultimate Eye]].
* CloserToEarth: Than Roy and the others on his team, as well as most of the characters in the show. However, her devotion to Roy borders on disconcerting, and she's prone to yelling at him and [[BerserkerTears completely losing it]] if she thinks something's happened to him.
* CodeName: Elizabeth. Only shown being used once in a work setting (when she's watching over Falman and Barry the Chopper), but referenced in the manga after [[spoiler:Bradley removes her from Roy's unit. Roy visits his foster mother/aunt, who asks about "Elizabeth," and he laments that "Another man took Elizabeth away from me." The ensuing commentary from the women in the bar indicate that they all believe "Elizabeth" [[ShipTease is his girlfriend]]; his aunt's expression indicates that despite his playful demeanor, she knows just how very serious this is.]]
* ColdSniper: Subverted. TheStoic, yes, but while not [[FriendlySniper overly affectionate]], she's far from cold. Mustang refers to her as being "sweeter than she seems" and having "a gentle heart."
* TheComicallySerious: ''Especially'' in the manga omake/4-koma theater, such as when she measures [[TheNapoleon Ed's height]] [[BerserkButton against his will]], bests the "Undefeatable Elric Brothers" with a ''[[WeaksauceWeakness magnet]]'', and ''draws whiskers on Roy's face'' after he muses that he may need to grow some facial hair before trying to attract women - all with a face straighter than an arrow.
* TheConscience / TheConsigliere: To Roy. Part of her explicitly-stated job description is to make sure he achieves his goals only through upright means - and to shoot him in the back if he goes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
* CornerOfWoe: Kimblee put her in one in the flashback to Ishval (and pressed Roy's BerserkButton at the same time) by suggesting that she actually really enjoys killing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly evident in her interactions with Rebecca and Roy. She snarks with the same expression she wears when she shoots people, which is a [[TheComicallySerious blank and focused one]].
* DeathByDespair[=/=]DrivenToSuicide: After [[spoiler:Lust seemingly kills Mustang, she breaks down and is perfectly willing to let Lust kill her too, even urging Alphonse to leave her to die [[ChronicHeroSyndrome to no avail]]. She snaps out of it when Mustang turns out to be NotQuiteDead.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler: Her father]].
* EmbarrassingTattoo: A definite non-comical example. Spiced up with some [[spoiler: [[GoodScarsEvilScars burn scarring]].]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The side story in which Fuery finds a puppy out in the rain in East City. Riza tells him he has to find the dog an owner by the end of the day. When Fuery is unable to find anyone to take the pup, Riza adopts him herself. The story shows that she's strict, fair, and has a bit of a HiddenHeartOfGold.
** Doubly so because the side-story was released long before she had become more than a fleeting side-character in the main story. It's also worth nothing that she never directly ''said'' that she'd put the dog back out in the rain; it's just what everyone assumed because of her strict nature.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Her hair was kept boyishly short prior to the start of the series. She grows it out after seeing Winry, whose long hair gave her the idea. This is done to draw parallels between the two characters.
* FragileSpeedster: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. She's quite agile and very efficient with guns, but can't fight otherwise and can't take hits very easily - usually one knock is enough to bring her down, as seen with Envy.
* FriendToAllChildren: Some of her more tender moments are revealed around the Elric brothers, particularly Edward.
* TheGeneralsDaughter: ''Grand''daughter, though this is only revealed in one of the guidebooks.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:She, Scar, and Ed all talk Roy down from his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy.]]
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: When shown in earlier chapters at [[spoiler: her father's time of death and his funeral]], her eyes are noticeably softer and rounder. Ishval did a number on her, though, and while they softened up a bit after, they still remained [[TsurimeEyes noticeably sharp]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Portions of her back have been burned by Mustang to cover parts of her EmbarrassingTattoo.
* GreenEyedMonster: She usually takes Roy's womanizing very much in stride, presumably because she's aware of its real purpose, but this is hinted at in one of the novels. When the men of the unit are observing the preparations Roy is making for his date, Fuery notices that Riza seems very peevish and goes off to the practice range to do a lot of shooting.
* TheGunslinger: When she's not using a rifle she switches to this. Also goes GunsAkimbo in the first opening for ''Brotherhood'', not to mention whenever emptying shot after [[CoolButInefficient shot after useless shot]] into a homunculus.
* HeroicBSOD: After her brief RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Lust for [[spoiler:seemingly killing Mustang]], she completely breaks down and loses her will to live.
* HostageSituation: Twice, both times [[IHaveYourWife used against Roy]], once played straight and once subverted. [[spoiler:First, Bradley makes her his own personal assistant, so Roy can't (visibly) work against him without putting her in danger. Later, in the subversion, [[SlashedThroat her throat is slashed]] to provide Roy with sufficient motivation to perform human transmutation, but she uses eye signals to persuade him not to do it.]]
* HumanNotepad: Her father's research is tattooed all over her back, though whether it's a proper tattoo or whether it's carved into her skin like a scar is unknown.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Played with: while she ''is'' an extremely capable adjutant and keeps the unit running like clockwork, she mostly has this reputation because Roy is ObfuscatingStupidity (or at least, obfuscating being a womanising slacker).
* IGaveMyWord: "I am proud of my pigheadedness, sir."
* ImprobableAimingSkills: ''[[MeaningfulName Hawkeye.]]'' Mostly subverted. While she is certainly the best in canon, she's not perfect, is shown practicing hard, and stays within the bounds of reality with her skill.
* LettingHerHairDown: She's normally seen with an efficient, no-nonsense clipped flip-up, but generally lets her hair down when she's seen off-duty.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Light to Lust's and Olivier's dark.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Roy. He admits as much: "I can't afford to lose you."
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Alchemist's Beautiful Daughter]]
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:See Roy's entry on the main characters page.]]
* MeaningfulName: See ImprobableAimingSkills. Also, Hawkeye gets additional meaning when [[spoiler:Roy is blinded and she literally has to be his eyes]].
** Also, the name "Riza" has some connections with the Latin word for "root" (''rhizoma''). Now, considering [[MoralityPet her significance]] [[MoralityChain and promise]] to Roy...
** In Hungarian, it means "guardian." Makes sense, since she's Roy's bodyguard and also [[spoiler:the physical guardian of her father's research]].
* {{Meganekko}}: When she engages in ClarkKenting.
* MissingMom: She was raised by her widowed father; she tells Roy in a flashback that her mother died when she was very young.
* MoralityChain: To Roy. [[spoiler:It's the realization that he's causing her pain again (and she plans to ''commit suicide'' over it) that really snaps him out of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Envy.]]
* NumberTwo: Mustang's second in command, both officially and otherwise.
* PaperThinDisguise: Downplayed. All she did was don a cardigan, let her hair down and put on glasses, but this being anime, she was easily seen by the audience due to the large tuft of hair over her left eye. It took Ed and Al all of two seconds to see through it. King Bradley, only half a second. However, had she brushed her hair back, she'd be in a much better disguise.
** On top of that, had that been in real life, it'd take a closer look to see that it's really her.
* ParentalNeglect: [[spoiler:Berthold's treatment of her could also be seen as abusive; she does mention to Roy in a flashback that her father was "a terrifying man," and Roy mentions that Berthold was "living in squalor," implying their home was in poor condition.]]
* PetTheDog: Her taking in of Black Hayate was this. She also shows a good deal of kindness towards Winry and the Elric brothers, as well as to the men of her unit. Oh, yeah, and she's kind of fond of her boss.
* PowerOfTrust: PlayedWith, with Mustang. She trusts him enough and believes in his [[WideEyedIdealist vision of the future]] enough to reveal to him the secrets of her father's research, despite [[spoiler: [[EmbarrassingTattoo her discomfort of its]] [[{{Backstory}} location]] ]]. However, when he betrays her trust by going against that vision in Ishval, she is absolutely ''distraught'' at his actions and lets him know very plainly how she feels.
-->'''Riza''': I ''believed'' in you...I ''[[ParentheticalSwearing trusted]]'' you with my father's research...
** On the other hand, she never betrays Roy's trust, even going so far as to [[spoiler:point her gun to his back when he finally strays from the righteous path like he asked, with every intent to kill]]. She also does clarify that she still believes in him, in spite of everything. In the end, it's their mutual trust that makes them work so well together.
* PreciousPuppies: Black Hayate.
** The end of the final chapter reveal that Hayate himself had PreciousPuppies as well.
* TheReliableOne: She keeps Roy on track at the office and in the field.
* ServileSnarker:
-->"I thought you hated water. It makes your abilities useless."\\
"What do you make of this, Lieutenant?" "It seems to be a case of ''incorrect information'', sir."
* ShipperOnDeck: For Edward and Winry, although she doesn't encourage it so much as she says it flat out.
* ShipSinking: Of a more minor degree - Arakawa's said [[UnresolvedSexualTension the only reason Riza and Mustang aren't together]] is due to an anti-fraternization law in the military...but that still means they can't be publicly together.
* ShrinkingViolet: It appears she was like this [[BackStory in her teens, and during the war flashback, to an extent]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Riza, Risa, Liza, Lisa...you name it. It wasn't until the Perfect Guidebook 2 came out that it was confirmed as Riza, and people still seem to be confused.
* TheSquadette: The only women in Mustang's group (though far from the only woman in the military).
* TheStoic: Normally, her voice is flat. Even in battle, it's flat.
** NotSoStoic: "[[HeroicBSOD YOU BIIIIIIIITCH!!]]"
* SubordinateExcuse: With Roy. There's a rule against fraternization, as revealed in the third art book.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Her relationship with Roy works like this, alternating between her usual stoic demeanor and occasional subtle indications of affection. Justified, as they have to appear professional and detached at all times in order to keep working together. In general though, both around Roy and without him, she's a {{Kuudere}} of the type one variety.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch / PrecisionFStrike: When Lust told her that she killed Mustang, she lets loose with one.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Roy and it's [[BluffTheImpostor used to her advantage]]. Arakawa has confirmed that the only reason they aren't married by the end of the series is the anti-fraternization law.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: The whole reason she's in the military, as she explains to young Winry in a flashback, is because "there is someone [Roy] I need to protect," and she has no qualms about delivering a royal asskicking to do it. She's not ''technically'' his girlfriend, but...
* VisualDevelopment: See GoodEyesEvilEyes and ExpositoryHairstyleChange.
* YouAreWorthHell: She vows to follow Roy wherever he leads, even "into hell itself, if you so desire." [[spoiler: She does.]]
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[[folder:Fuhrer King Bradley]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Fuhrer\\
'''Specialty:''' Swordsmanship/Military Tactics]
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The ruler of Amestris. Fuhrer is his military title, and he is also the President of the Nation. King is just his name, though, it isn't a title. He came to rule Amestris after leading his nation out of a bloody civil war and setting up a military dictatorship. [[spoiler: He is also the Homunculus Wrath.]]

->Voiced by: HidekatsuShibata (JP), HidenobuKiuchi (JP - young), Ed Blaylock (EN), Christopher Bevins (EN - young)
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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Bradley is a very popular guy, so much that [[spoiler: at the end of the series, the heroes realize that exposing his numerous crimes to the world would result in mass panic. Instead, they [[FramingTheGuiltyParty pawn them off onto the last two survivors of Central Command]] and say Bradley was an innocent victim of a coup attempt by them]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Justified by the fact that [[spoiler:he's actually the homunculus Wrath, and was literally raised to be that way. Since ''birth'']],
* AwesomeMcCoolname: King Bradley. Add his titles and he becomes ''[[UpToEleven His Excellency, President Fuhrer King Bradley.]]''
* BadAss: One of the biggest in the series, so much that most characters dread even the idea of facing him in combat.
** BadassGrandpa: One of the strongest characters in the series. To cite, he destroyed a ''tank'' with a '''sword'''. Seriously, [[spoiler: he takes on Fu, 2nd Greed and Buccaneer at the same time with ''paper-cutters'' and '''wins''' until they must stab through Fu to even land a hit.]]
** BadassMustache
** BadassNormal: He's not an alchemist, but can still kick plenty of ass.
** FourStarBadass: In the backstory and still as Commander-in-Chief of the Amestrian military.
* BaitTheDog: Even when there are a lot of hints to his sinister reputation, his seemingly quirky personality (i.e. giving people melons, dressing as a HawaiianShirtedTourist, etc.) makes him seem like a nice guy at first.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Ultra-proficiency at swordsmanship to the point where he can draw and strike in the space of someone blinking. He apparently worked at this for sixty long years, not only [[TheSpartanWay surviving]] the selection process but coming out on top.
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler: Until it turns out he's on the evil team.]]
* CurbStompBattle: '''ANY''' fight he participates in turns into this, with him doing the curb stomping. [[BadAss There is a reason]] [[TheDreaded why most characters fear him.]] [[spoiler: He easily stomped the first Greed and the chimeras. In fact, for him to be defeated, he had to be half dead.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:After saying several times that there is no such thing as God, the solar eclipse, the symbol of God in alchemy, plays an instrumental role in his defeat. Who defeats him makes it even better. During the Ishval Genocide, an Ishvalan priest had proclaimed that God's wrath would befall him for what he'd done, but he'd laughed it off. In the end, he was killed by an Ishvalan who'd repeatedly proclaimed to be the messenger of God.]]
* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler:Set up and molded by Father's conspiracy into the seeming savior of Amestris.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: If slashing the man who dealt you a killing blow with a blade held in your mouth even as you're dying doesn't count, nothing will.]]
* DirtyOldMan: An omake in one of the manga volumes has him proudly proclaiming to like women with "junk in the trunk!", and having a face off with Mustang over the importance of which female anatomy is better.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Bradley can ''still'' kick serious ass despite being out of his prime by a good degree. None of the other characters could beat him at his best. In order for [[spoiler: Scar]] to even be on equal footing, Bradley had to be ''half dead''.
** Not exactly a "handicap", but [[spoiler:unlike the other homunculi, he doesn't have a HealingFactor.]]
* DualWielding: He often dual-wields and has been seen carrying up to four spare swords.
** CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: [[spoiler:Does this when both his arms are cut off before being defeated by Scar]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Just one of the many signs of his formidability is the eyepatch.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Part of his kooky, more comical image, but it disappears quickly when he's being completely serious.
* TheGadfly: Ed's "''Fullmetal''" Codename was his idea.
* GeneralRipper: There's a scene in the flashback to the Ishval war in which an Ishvalan leader offered his life in exchange for ending the Amestrian genocide. Bradley mocks him for thinking he can set his life equal to those of everyone in his country, and orders that the genocide resume.
* HappilyMarried: To Mrs. Bradley. [[spoiler: Their marriage was not mandated by Father. It was one of the few choices he was allowed to make on his own.]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: [[spoiler: After his death, the heroes can't risk exposing his crimes or true nature, as doing so could cause a war due to Bradley's good reputation. They're forced to do this to him.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: His rants about how the Ishvalan genocide should have shown Scar that "there is no God in this world!"
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* ImplacableMan: Trying to stop him is a very good way to get killed. At one point, he's outnumbered 5 to 1, and the group of five warriors feel they have ''no chance'' to win.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Although it does help [[spoiler:to be a Homunculus with superhuman abilities. He takes out a ''tank'' (!) armed only with his saber and later defuses a grenade.]]
* IronicNickname: For all his talents, King Bradley [[PuppetKing is nothing more than a puppet to his Father]] [[GenreSavvy and is fully aware of it]]. That's why his wife means something to him - marrying her was one of the few choices that he got to make on his own. Later, he ''chooses'' to fight the one last battle against Scar after he is no longer needed. This may also explain why he dislikes the notion of God.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Not that he's that bad now...
* KickTheDog: The Ishval incident.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: He met his wife when she slapped him! Rather than kill her, Bradley apparently started courting her instead. [[spoiler:Maybe he appreciated her capacity for wrath?]]
* MasterSwordsman: And how! Compared to him, every other sword-user in the series can only claim to be "good" at it.
* MeaningfulName: More than justified by his BackStory.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: First appears as a rather outlandish old kook who acts very loosely and informal, especially toward the Elric brothers. But he's also one of the most sharp-minded characters and can be very cold-blooded. [[spoiler:This is without even taking into account his true identity.]]
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's sixty years old, but looks twenty years younger.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: A mix of Action President and [[spoiler:PresidentEvil]], though he at first appears to be President Personable.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: OneManArmy variant. He can't blow you up the way most State Alchemists can, but that won't stop him from slaughtering all of you individually.
* PuttingOnTheReich
* ShadowArchetype: To no less than three characters: [[spoiler: Ling (authority figures), Greed (humans who were turned into homunculi), and Scar (warriors without names).]] And to a lesser extent, Roy.
* SingleStrokeBattle: He can effortlessly kill people with one swipe of his sword.
* TheStoic
* SuperSoldier: [[spoiler:Essentially what he was raised to become.]]
* SuperSpeed: He can blitz through entire platoons of soldiers and cut through them as if a RazorWind just passed, despite being well past his prime. He can even dodge gunfire from near point blank and [[IaijutsuPractitioner slice opponents in the time it takes for them to blink.]]
* TrainingFromHell: The road to becoming Fuhrer isn't a bed of roses.
* TranquilFury: Looks extremely calm when killing.
* TykeBomb: [[spoiler:He was raised from birth as a candidate for the Fuhrership. King Bradley may or may not be the same person as the boy who was raised for that candidacy. He doesn't know whether his soul was the original or if it came from the philosopher's stone.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WeaponOfChoice: A heavy sabre, of which he carries two of them around.
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[[folder:Olivier Mira Armstrong]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Major General\\
'''Specialty:''' Swordsmanship/Military Tactics]
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Major General Armstrong is Alex Armstrong's sister. She guards the northern frontier with Drachma in the Briggs base.

->Voiced by: YokoSoumi (JP), Creator/StephanieYoung (EN)
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* ActionGirl: One of the most action-packed ladies in the whole series.
* AloofBigSister: She acts like she can't stand him, and apparently beat him up a lot when they were kids, but her little brother Alex nevertheless seems to adore her. And when the chips are down, the siblings stand together.
* AntiHero: She's ready and willing to go to more drastic measures than the other heroes, and her intention isn't as noble as that of her rival, Mustang.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She offers to personally fight new recruits (such as Miles) one-on-one. They're all too scared of her asskicking to take her up on it. Her EstablishingCharacterMoment consists of becoming the only person apart from Ed's teacher to be able to ''scare him instead of pissing him off when calling him short''.
* BadassNormal: When pitted against her younger brother, [[CurbStompBattle she wipes the floor with him]] despite not having any alchemic or superhuman powers herself. Also, she is the only person able to get away with calling Ed [[BerserkButton short]] because he is too busy being afraid of her.
** FourStarBadass: Brigadier General.
* BigEater: When Mustang cordially offers to take her to dinner sometime, Armstrong informs him that she could eat him into bankruptcy.
* BishieSparkle: Apparently the BishieSparkle has [[RunningGag been passed down the Armstrong line for generations]].
* BoobsOfSteel: WordOfGod says that the only thing she and Alex have in common is that their chests are both too big to button their uniforms properly.
* TheBrigadier: Quickly adapts to the appearance of weirder opponents in the Homunculi.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The SuperStrength has been [[RunningGag passed down the Armstrong family line for generations!!]]
* TheChessmaster: Like Roy, she's a lot sneakier than she looks.
* TheChick: As with Hawkeye, played with - yes, she's the only female soldier in the entire Briggs fortress (or at least, the only one shown), and yes, her men adore her. She's also the biggest {{badass}} in the entire outfit, if not the entire ''military''. Perhaps in role, but not personality.
* ChristmasCake: Implied. Her brother is worried she'll never find a husband. Thought that might be more because she terrifies her thoroughly hardened and disciplined troops, let alone other men.
* CombatPragmatist: Despite [[ImplausibleFencingPowers her skill with a sword]], her first response against [[spoiler:Sloth]] is to [[spoiler:sack him with an ''anti-tank recoilless rifle''.]] And when ''that'' failed, [[spoiler:with Ed's information,]] she opts to [[spoiler:[[KillItWithIce freeze]] [[HumanPopsicle him.]]]]
* CoolSword: Her CoolSword has been [[RunningGag passed down the Armstrong family line for generations]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: For many female fans of the series, and her English voice actress certainly approves of her.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: In the manga, the men of Briggs sometimes refer to her as "the Princess." It's a sign of their respect and adoration, not sarcasm, although it may also be a nod to the fact that the Armstrongs used to be part of the nobility of the country.
* FakeDefector: She pretends to join the corrupt higher ups in order to learn more about their EvilPlan.
* GeneralRipper: Having [[GrimUpNorth Drachma]] as your neighbor [[ProperlyParanoid causes this]].
* GunAndSword: She can use both.
* HamToHamCombat: With her brother.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Has high standards about soldier morale and responsibility, and doesn't mind sacrificing herself if she thinks it would be worth it. Seen also when she makes a visit to her family's estate and essentially bullies her father into retiring and handing over the family fortune. He accepts this fairly calmly, taking his wife and at least one of his younger daughters on an extended trip to Xing and letting Olivier do as she pleases in his absence. [[spoiler:Alex, initially distressed by her actions, shortly realizes that Olivier just wanted them ''safely out of the country'' before Father's plan went down.]]
* {{Hotblooded}}: Instead of the wild boiling of her brother, her's is more of a slow simmer.
* IcyBlueEyes: Fitting for her GrimUpNorth posting.
* IronLady: Strong, aggressive, harsh; when she says 'jump' her subordinates ask 'how high'?
* ItAmusedMe: [[spoiler: Decides to let Scar go free just to scare Roy.]]
* ItRunsInTheFamily: '''[[IdiotHair The fringe]], [[BishieSparkle the sparkles]], [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower the immense strength]], and [[LargeHam the hamminess]] [[MemeticMutation has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations]]!'''
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rude, abrasive, and occasionally violent. Also MamaBear and ReasonableAuthorityFigure, who really cares about her subordinates and family. Including Alex [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg but definitely not Mustang]].
* KlingonPromotion: Kills Lt. General Raven and takes his place.
* LadyOfWar: Her fighting style is speed and grace.
* LargeHam: Despite the apparent differences with her brother Alex, deep down, she still has the hereditary hammish qualities [[RunningGag passed down the Armstrong line for generations]].
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The dark to Riza her little sister Katherine's light.
* LightningBruiser: For a person she's very fast and very strong, and can even take blows from her brother.
** FragileSpeedster: However, she can't hold her own very well against [[TheJuggernaut Sloth]] because of his quick he is, and how damaging his attacks are. She can avoid him sure, but she would of lost had Alex not shown up.
* MachiavelliWasWrong: Played with. Her troops ''are'' scared of her, but it's a more "reverent fear" than a "YouHaveFailedMe fear". In other words, exactly the kind of fear that Machiavelli recommended, but it might not work as well with common civilians.
* MadeOfIron: There is no reason why Olivier should even be standing, let alone fighting after taking that first hit from Sloth.
* MamaBear: In her own very twisted way. [[spoiler: It's one of the reasons she killed General Raven.]]
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: She's the eldest of the five Armstrong children.
* MasterSwordsman: She prefers a sword for close combat because she is ''that'' good with one, though it fails against Sloth.
* MilitaryBrat: Born into the military.
* AMotherToHerMen:
** [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Stabs General Raven painfully and sends him plunging into wet cement]] for letting [[LeftForDead her men die in Sloth's tunnel]].
** Her MamaBear status to her men even [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/OMA-MamaBear.jpg gets a lampshade.]]
** When she sends a squad into the mysterious tunnel where several of their comrades died, she gives one of the men in charge of the door orders to leave it locked if the squad doesn't come back within a certain time-frame. Thing is, it turns out that [[spoiler: the watch was broken.]]
* [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg My Countrymen...and Mustang]]: Two shits couldn't be spared regarding anything about Mustang.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Winry's departure from Briggs has its men saddened at the loss of the fort's fount of femininity. When someone suggests Major General Armstrong's a woman, they get answered that someone so scary doesn't count as a woman.
* PeekABangs: Part of her long hair shadows one eye; one more contrast with her brother.
* PinPullingTeeth: Does this when fighting Sloth. We'd imagine the grenade's pin was scared of offending her should it break her teeth and failed to come out.
* PowerHair: Averted; instead of having short hair, the manga's most exemplary IronLady has [[LongHairIsFeminine long, flowing blonde locks]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Quickly decides to let Ed and Al help her troops after [[EstablishingCharacterMoment they save some of her soldiers from being killed by falling debris]].
* RedBaron: The Northern Wall of Briggs.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Alex's red.
* SiblingTeam: Against Sloth, she and Alex make a damn effective combo.
** BrotherSisterTeam
* SiblingYinYang: The slim, collected, [[TheChessmaster wily]] SocialDarwinist LadyOfWar contrasts quite a bit with her BoisterousBruiser LargeHam brother.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female soldier in the entire Briggs fortress. Hilarously though the Men of Briggs don't consider her female because of how badass she is.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: To a hilarious extent. It could be either Olivia, Olivie or Olivier, Mira, Mila or Milla, and the nine possible combinations of the two. (The third guidebook and ''Brotherhood'' have confirmed [[http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/Devonjw91/FullmetalAlchemist/Olivier.jpg Olivier Mira]] as the official spelling.)
* SocialDarwinist: A minor example, but still the official Briggs policy. She even considers ''herself'' expendable if she can't fulfill her own expectation.
* TheSquadette: Brigadier General who commands Briggs with an iron fist.
* SwordPlant: She's usually seen holding her saber like this.
* TomboyishName:
** Her first name, Olivier, is the [[http://www.behindthename.com/name/olivier French version of Oliver]]. If there wasn't an "r," it'd be the completely obsolete [[http://www.behindthename.com/name/olivie French for Olivia.]]
** Ironically, the French translation of the manga uses Olivia, probably because a woman named Olivier sounds really ''weird'' to French readers.
** The English dub also averts it, pronouncing it "Oh-LIV-ee-ay". This is also how it's pronounced in the Japanese, based on the katakana used for it.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Luckily for her, since two of her sisters are real eyesores, averting the trope.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Roy Mustang. They drive each other nuts, but also (mostly) respect each other.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her sword [[MemeticMutation that has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations]]!
* WinterRoyalLady: Of a sort. It's always winter in Briggs, and in addition to the 'Princess' nickname, Buccaneer in the manga occasionally refers to her as "our Queen."
* TheWorfEffect: After subjecting her brother to one, she herself is on the receiving end while trying to battle Sloth.
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[[folder:Maes Hughes]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Lieutenant Colonel\\
'''Specialty:''' Knives/Intelligence]
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A rather quirky officer working in the records department and best friends with Roy Mustang. Assists both Mustang and the Elric brothers in their respective missions. Contrary to his appearance, he is not a man to trifle with.

->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP), Creator/SonnyStrait (EN)
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* ActionDad
* BadassNormal: Able to defeat both [[spoiler:Envy and Lust]] with his knives; too bad they're [[spoiler:immortal]].
** Mustang is skeptical when [[spoiler: Envy]] claims to have bested him.
* BadBoss: Played for laughs with Sheska, piling mountains of papers on her each day once she works for him.
* TheConfidant: Hughes was the first character in the series that Edward openly relied on for help. [[spoiler: Ed would end up suffering some major SurvivorGuilt over Hughes dying.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: So, who expected the comically OverprotectiveDad and PluckyComicRelief character to [[spoiler: take on Lust and Envy]] with ''[[LetsGetDangerous paper cutters]]''?
* DisconnectedByDeath
* DotingParent: TropeCodifier.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: For whatever reason, his eyes rarely ever reflect light in them. This just makes his PerpetualSmiler status all the more concerning.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[GenreSavvy Roy advises him]] not to show pictures of his then-girlfriend around the battlefield in Ishval, as this usually leads to tragedy. [[spoiler:Years later, a family photo plays an important part in his murder.]]
* GeniusBruiser: What you get when you combine ObfuscatingStupidity, BadassNormal, and [[spoiler: HeKnowsTooMuch]]. Based on his resources in the military's intelligence department and the Elric's knowledge of alchemy, he puts two and two together about BigBad's plan ''much'' faster than everyone else in the series.
* GenreSavvy: To some extent. When Mustang and company first confront Scar in Central, Hughes disappears. After the conflict ends, he reappears, and when Armstrong asks where he went, he replies that he was hiding so that ''someone'' would be alive afterward to report what happened.
** From the English dub of ''Brotherhood'':
-->'''Hughes''': Oh! Is it over?\\
'''Armstrong''': Lt. Col. Hughes where have you been this whole time?\\
'''Hughes''': I thought it best to lay low.\\
'''Mustang''': (annoyed) You didn't think of maybe ''backing us up a little!?''\\
'''Hughes''': Of course not! A person like me shouldn't get dragged into a freak-show with you pack of pseudo-humans! It's bad for my health!
* GoodIsNotSoft: [[KnifeNut Mainly shown with Lust/Envy]].
* HairAntennae: Just a little.
* HappilyMarried: He gushes about his wife but it's not obvious because he always gushing about his daughter.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: To put it mildly/simply, this is the guy that practically had the ''whole damned plot'' nearly figured out...at not even a quarter of the way into the series.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Mustang are best friends. [[spoiler: To the point where he's Mustang's BerserkButton as he tries to track down Hughes' killer.]]
* InnocentInnuendo:
-->'''Hughes''': I heard there's a hot blonde girl in your room servicing you.\\
'''Ed''': [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend She's my mechanic!]]\\
'''Hughes''': [[ShipperOnDeck Oh!]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Seduced your mechanic, did you?]]
* KilledOffForReal
* KnifeNut: A heroic example!
** UpToEleven: [[spoiler:Every kill he made is made by using ''knives'', never by any other means. Even in Ishval rebellion. [[FridgeBrilliance Somehow,]] it makes [[OverprotectiveDad his stunt at his daughter birthday]] [[UpToEleven more]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] and [[HiddenHeartOfGold less]] BlackComedy.]]
* [[ColonelBadass Lieutenant Colonel Badass]]
* {{Megane}}
* ObfuscatingStupidity or BunnyEarsLawyer: Whichever he is, it's up to you!
** Though it has been suggested that his goofy behavior is just his way of coping with the grim and sometimes depressing elements of his job.
* OlderSidekick: Subverted. He and Roy are the same age, although many people in the fandom think he's a few years older due to his more laid back demeanor and the fact that he has a wife and child.
* OverEnthusiasticParents: Saying he loves his daughter is an understatement for the ages.
* OverprotectiveDad: The page image. His daughter (who is all of three years old, mind you) is being fought over by boys just as young, and he pulls out a ''gun''.
* PermaStubble
* PerpetualSmiler / StepfordSmiler: His eyes rarely reflect light, but he's ''always'' smiling, to the point that it's highly disconcerting when he drops it (the most notable times are when [[spoiler:Envy disguises themselves as Gracia before killing him]], and in the OVA right before shooting Heathcliffe dead).
** However, his eyes are almost always lit up when he's around his family, so it's likely that those are the few times [[WhenHeSmiles when his smiles are genuine]].
** His StepfordSmiler status is likely due to what happened in Ishval; in a tent, he tells Mustang that he'll "swallow up every horrible thing [he's] done here," and smile when he's around Gracia.
* PosthumousCharacter: In comparison to his character in the first anime, a lot of the elaboration on Hughes's importance, particularly with regard to his relationship with Roy, only comes after [[spoiler: his death]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Winry.
* SacrificialLion
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When confronting the ''three-year-old boys'' who are fighting over who will get to play with his daughter.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Edward and Winry, to [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend great effect]].
** Also non-specifically for Mustang, whom he tells to "Get yourself a wife!" The exact manga panel where Hughes says that to Mustang features Hawkeye prominently in the foreground telling him to be quieter on the phone in a rather wife-like way.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With his wife.
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[[folder:Alex Louis Armstrong]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Major\\
'''Specialty:''' Boxing/Combat Alchemy]
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The Strongarm Alchemist, and a close ally of both Roy Mustang and the Elric brothers. He's a big lovable guy of many artistic talents, and is prone to [[LargeHam overacting]] on a regular basis.

->Voiced by: KenjiUtsumi (JP), Creator/ChristopherSabat (EN)
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AmbiguouslyGay: Though his sexuality hasn't been mentioned in any way he certainly looks like some ManlyGay characters. (There's also his somewhat homoerotic full-body SomethingElseAlsoRises moment when Sig turns up to fight Sloth with him.)
** Notably, he looks like a character from a BaraGenre story, but with the sparkles that would normally go with a more {{Bishonen}} character appearing in a {{Yaoi}} comic, combining two different sorts of HoYay into one character.
* TheAtoner: In a different way than the other Ishvalan War veterans. Whereas they are atoning for the atrocities they were ordered to commit, he is atoning for his failure to protest such atrocities--when asked to kill a child, he essentially had a nervous breakdown and had to be sent home. This causes him to vow to never back down again when faced with evil [[spoiler: causing him to instantly side with Roy when he learns Fuhrer Bradley is a homunculus.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Arakawa refers to him in a Gaiden as "the easiest one to draw." Since she has a liking for muscular men, it's likely that he's more ''the one she '''enjoys''' drawing'' the most.
** It would also explain why [[ShirtlessScene his shirt tends to vanish]] without any particular reason.
-->"...Did he ''[[LampshadeHanging have]]'' to strip?"
* BadassAdorable: The childish sincerity of this big teddy-bear really makes you wanna give him a big hug. Unless you're Ed, in which case you're getting glomped and begging him to "Stop rubbing your chest on me!"
* BadassMoustache
* BaldOfAwesome: If you discount that [[IdiotHair one fringe]], then yeah.
* BattleStrip: The first this he loses when he fights is his shirt so that he can show the opponent his impressive physique.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Do not mess with the man's friends or family.
* BicepPolishingGesture
* TheBigGuy: For Mustang's group. He's head and shoulders above ''everyone else'' in the military.
* BigLittleBrother: While he is her younger brother, Armstrong is still a good head taller than Olivier. Of course, that doesn't make her any less intimidating.
* [[BigBrotherWorship Big Sister Worship]]: Just about anytime he's with Olivier, he shows all of his devotion towards his older sister. While at times she acts like dry ice, she does have a soft spot for her only brother.
* BishieSparkle: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] (and possibly PlayedForLaughs) in that he's not a {{Bishonen}}. He certainly is pretty, but not a ''[[{{Bishonen}} pretty boy]]''.
* BoisterousBruiser: They don't make em' much larger or much hammier.
* BoxingBattler: His style has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations, after all.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* BunnyEarsLawyer: This is not a man who showcases his awesome physique at every opportunity to get people to underestimate him. This is a man who showcases his awesome physique at every opportunity because he really is that kind of guy. That doesn't mean he's not one of the most dangerous people you will ever face if you deserve it.
* {{Catchphrase}}[=/=]RunningGag [=/=]MadLibsCatchPhrase: This (insert noun or adjective) ''has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations!''
* ChekhovsGunman: In the manga, his face can be seen on a file Roy goes through while trying to find a biological alchemist the Elrics can talk to.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: his subordinates are afraid of him taking off his shirt and yelling at them.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: It's very clear when Armstrong goes from being "wacky, shirtless Ham Alex" to "badass, shirtless Ham Alex." The key difference between the two is the presence of someone or something that needs a righteous beatdown.
* CuddleBug: The Major loves to hug people so much that he would give [[StarWars Chewbacca]] a run for his money.
* DestructiveSaviour:
--> "Destruction and creation are '''''[[ChewingTheScenery TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN!]]'''''"
* DishingOutDirt: Seems to specialise in manipulating the earth's crust.
* EmotionalBruiser
* {{Expy}}: Of famous heavyweight prizefighter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_L_Sullivan John L. Sullivan]]
* FaceOfAThug: He looks intimidating, but is a big teddy bear.
* [[FullContactMagic Full Contact Alchemy]]: [[DishingOutDirt Since he prefers using rocks and the ground in general in alchemy]], whenever he wants to attack from a distance, he tosses his medium in the air and punches them, throwing the rocks into spikes or cannonballs.
* GeniusBruiser: The application process for the position of state alchemist is akin to presenting and defending a scientific research dissertation, and his alchemy happens to be [[FullContactMagic more physical than most]]. You can even tell through his alchemy how much of a genius he is: all alchemical creations have slight cracks/lines on them that reveal their crafted nature. Major Armstrong's creations are ALWAYS blemish-free and expertly crafted, seemingly sculpted by hand rather than synthesized on the fly. The man could sculpt Michelangelo's David with his fists of he wanted to.
** Then there are his spikes, which before transmuting into spikes very briefly ''resemble his face.'' The man be an artist.
* GentleGiant: Get past his hammy tendencies, and you'll find one of the nicest guys in the whole damn series.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Parodied in a dream sequence from one anime episode, where he is clad in a blue dress and a long blonde wig.
* HamToHamCombat: Whenever he and his sister are in a room together it becomes an escalating war of FeedMe lines. His battle with Isaac [=McDougal=] is another example.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Ishval war. Oliver considers him a spineless coward because of it.
* HeroicBuild: And '''''[[WalkingShirtlessScene FLAUNTING IT!!]]'''''
* {{Hotblooded}}
* IdiotHair
* IncomingHam:
** "Stand '''BACK''' and prepare for a display of '''ARMSTRONG ALCHEMY!!'''"
** "''Impressive!'' You managed to '''dodge my alchemy so easily!'''"
* ItRunsInTheFamily: '''[[IdiotHair The fringe]], [[BishieSparkle the sparkles]], [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower the immense strength]], and [[LargeHam the hamminess]] [[MemeticMutation has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations]]!'''
* LargeHam:
* LetsGetDangerous: Alex hardly ever gets fully serious in a fight, but when he does, he truly is a beast! He was more or less responsible for defeating Sloth!
* LightningBruiser: Scar is surprised that someone so large can move so fast ''and'' be so coordinated. It's what made him the first State Alchemist to walk away from a fight with Scar only a little worse for wear.
** Let's not forget he outsped [[spoiler: Sloth, [[FlashStep the fastest homunculus]]]] at one point.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: He's extremely affectionate and friendly, and ''loves'' to hug people regardless of whether they want him to or not.
* MadeOfIron: He should be dead many times over considering the amount of punishment his body takes, especially against Sloth.
* MajorlyAwesome
* ManChild: When in LargeHam[=/=]ManlyTears mode.
* ManlyTears: All the time.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: He's the fourth-born of the five Armstrong siblings, and the only son.
* MilitaryBrat
* MyGreatestFailure: He got discharged after [[HeroicBSOD breaking down]] during the Ishvalan War. After that, he's sworn to himself to never back down from another fight.
* NiceGuy
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Armstrong will at times hide behind a persona of being a quiet meat head. Bishie, pec-flexing, ham, but nonetheless awesome Armstrong? No, that's just his normal personality.
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* PecFlex: Will pose without any provocation.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Par for the course with State Alchemists. Armstrong can essentially rearrange the ground under your feet.
* PietaPlagiarism: In Ishval.
* PluckyComicRelief
* PowerFist: His hands in battle are encased in metal gauntlets, which have his transmutation circles etched into them. To transmute things, he punches them.
* RatedMForManly: On one hand, he's military officer, a badass fist fighter, and every inch of his body is rippling with muscles. On the other hand, he's silly, cuddly, and has bishie sparkles.
* RealMenWearPink: When you're as muscled, boisterous, powerful and aggressive as this guy is, then generating pinkie sparkles only makes you ''more'' manly.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Olivier's blue.
* ShirtlessScene: So much so that it seems strange to see him fully dressed.
* SiblingTeam: He and Olivier make a pretty effective team against Sloth.
* SiblingYinYang: With his GeneralRipper {{Chessmaster}} of a sister Olivier.
* TenderTears: Body of iron, heart of a kitten.
* TiredOfRunning[=/=]RightMakesMight[=/=]CharacterizationMarchesOn: When he took part in the Ishval Massacre years before the start of the story, the meaningless genocide didn't sit right with his conscience. He was gradually overwhelmed to the point that he got himself dropped out before it was complete by showing mercy to two innocent women who survived his death trap. This became his [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failure]] over the years, feeling he should've stood and fought and turned against the injustice (like the many disgusted soldiers who [[UnfriendlyFire up and killed their CO's]]), and earned much constant scolding as a "coward" from his more stalwart sister. When Mustang lays out the truth for him about TheIlluminati within Amestris and suggests he get out while he can, he vows not to back out of combating Father's conspiracy, then later refuses a chance to escape when he and his sister are given a clearing during their battle with Sloth, which leads to the CrowningMomentOfAwesome that is [[spoiler:Alex and Sig Curtis killing the large homunculus]]. This is the main source of fairly impressive character development in a character mainly there for the laughs.
* TheWorfEffect: Despite being a Lightning Bruiser {{Badass}}, Olivier easily hands his ass to him when they fight. {{Justified}} though, as Alex was not fighting to kill as he did when fighting Sloth.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Basque Grand]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Brigadier General\\
'''Specialty:''' Combat Alchemy/Weapon Alchemy]
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A ColonelBadass who served as Mustang's commander towards the end of the Ishval War.
->Voiced by: Shin Aomori (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)
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* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BadassMoustache: And ''how''!!
** ColonelBadass: Clearly the man Roy and Hughes learned it from. Grand leads his troops from the front, and believes in setting an example for the men to follow.
** FourStarBadass: He's a Brigadier-General at the time of his death, and judging from his attempt at taking on Scar in ''Brotherhood'' (a fight he lost due to a lack of information more than anything else) he's still got it.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBrigadier: Was a Brigadier-General at the time of his death.
* ChewingTheScenery: His [[IncomingHam introduction]] in the manga is almost ''[[LargeHam Armstrong]]'' worthy.
* ExtraOreDinary: His preferred attack is to transmute a ton of metal weapons out of the ground or walls, including chains, flails, and metal spikes. It's even in his title: he's the Iron Blood Alchemist.
* AFatherToHisMen: If the clips of him that we see in the Ishval flashbacks are indicative, than absolutely. How much his men like him isn't really demonstrated, by he has their respect and they his. Years later Hughes and Mustang still refer to him as "Old Man Grand".
* GeniusBruiser: In typical State Alchemist fashion. Emphasis on bruiser -- the man's around seven-feet tall, and is a master of hand-to-hand combat as well as his trademark alchemy.
* IncomingHam[=/=]BadassBoast: "I am the Ironblood Alchemist, Basque Grand! Iron & blood, might & manpower! If I do not lead the charge, who will?!"
* KlingonPromotion: Kills Brigadier Fessler and takes his position. Unlike with most examples of the trope, your sympathies are entirely with Grand.
* LargeAndInCharge: Holy crap this guy is like twice as tall as a normal person!
* LightningBruiser: From what little we see of his combat style in Ishval, yes.
* MeaningfulName : his last name means "tall" in french.
* MoreDakka: His signature attack generates chains, spikes, [[EpicFlail flails]], and primitive cannons which he fires en masse at his targets.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Overlaps with AwesomeMcCoolName.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Turns entire buildings into weapons.
* PosthumousCharacter: In the manga only, where he is said to have been a victim of Scar's by the time we first hear of him. In ''Brotherhood'', his final battle and death against Scar is shown.
* PowerFist: His massive, steel-wrapped gauntlets, which extend all the way up his forarms and help him produce his weapons.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In a major contrast to the first anime adaptation, in which he's a quite villainous character. Grand in the manga protects his men at a significant risk to himself, and accepts the surrender of Ishval's high cleric despite the protestations of [[GeneralRipper Brigadier Fiessler]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The "d" in "Grand" is often overlooked.
* UnfriendlyFire: Non-evil, sympathetic variant. When Brigadier Fiessler orders them to continue fighting long after it's necessary, Grand gutshoots him and takes command of the unit, staving off further bloodshed.
* WalkingArmoury: See MoreDakka for how.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Scar kills him off-screen with seeming ease, showing us how dangerous Scar is]].
** The ''Brotherhood'' anime [[spoiler:does this on-screen, but still pretty quickly. It can be justified by the fact that Basque Grand wouldn't expect an Ishvalan to use alchemy, so Scar merely baited him in for the kill]].
** According to WordOfGod in the manga, [[spoiler: Grand was drunk when Scar ambushed him. It's probably not meant to be taken seriously, but...]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: If he really was inebriated during his fight with Scar.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jean Havoc]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': 2nd Lieutenant\\
'''Specialty:''' Marksmanship/Weapons Expert]
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One of Mustang's closest subordinates; he's third-in-command of the unit after Mustang and Hawkeye. Before joining the army he was just your typical country boy.

->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN)
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* BackForTheFinale: He all but disappears when he's recovering from his injuries, but he comes back towards the end triumphantly. See CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass.
* {{Badass}}: The most physically capable male on team Mustang aside from the leader himself.
* BadassBeard: Grows one after his [[spoiler:hospitalization]].
* BadassNormal
* ChessMotif: He is the knight in Mustang's chess-themed unit. The knight has the most unique moves and can do things that other pieces can't.
* ChivalrousPervert: [[LovableSexManiac Certainly not]] [[{{Dragonball}} Master Roshi]], but Havoc admits that he's a sucker for large breasts.
** He's disappointed that Breda brings him weights instead of a girlie magazine while he's [[spoiler:in the hospital]].
* CodeName: During the only mission shown where he uses one, he's called Jacqueline. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He self-describes himself as being none too bright, but he's as loyal as they come and a very good marksman; even Olivier Armstrong notes his value and says it would be a shame for the military to lose him. Later in the story, [[spoiler:he uses his family's business to smuggle in foreign arms for his pals in the revolution]] - even ''Mustang'', who knows his true worth, was shocked by that one!
* FriendlySniper: He's social and wholly amicable, [[DownplayedTrope though not overly so]].
* HandicappedBadass: When Lust paralyzes him, he gets discharged and sent home, where he uses his family's business to import supplies for the coup in Central. He runs the whole smuggling operation from his wheelchair.
** [[spoiler:At the end, however, he is shown to be in physical therapy, slowly regaining use of his legs after being healed with a philosopher's stone.]]
* HeroicBuild: ''Very'' muscular, and the most buff on team Mustang. However, his lower body is somewhat less shapely than his upper body. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his specialty is marksmanship and sniping, and he doesn't seem to be running around much. It's also potentially [[spoiler: [[HandicappedBadass foreshadowing]] ]].
* InTheBack: [[spoiler: ''Literally'', thanks to Lust]].
* InnocentBlueEyes: Fits well with his [[HeroicBuild otherwise heroic]] traits, as well as his naivety and loyalty.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always seen smirking.
* ScarsAreForever: Averted at the end of the anime when a Philosopher's Stone is used to restore his legs.
* SmokingIsCool
* UnluckyEveryDude
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mustang's Other Subordinates]]

A trio of officers that fill out various functions. Their loyalty to Mustang is unquestionable.
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* BadassCrew: When shit gets real, they get shit done.
* ChessMotif: They are the bishop, the pawn, and the rook in Mustang's chess-themed unit.
** Fuery is the pawn. Pawns are relatively weak pieces but are capable of doing considerable damage if given the chance.
** Falman is the bishop. Bishops move diagonally on squares of a single color, and are frequently key to early checkmates.
** Breda is the rook. The rook is the "heavy hitter" of the board, the most powerful piece after the queen, and able to perform a particularly effective move with the king.
* CodeName: Like Havoc, Falman and Fuery are given women's names during the only mission shown in the canon, and described in Mustang and Hawkeye's encrypted conversation as though they're shop girls in a store. Falman is Vanessa and Fuery is Kate (their codenames all share the same first letter as their respective first names). An omake indicates that Breda is codenamed "Braidykins" for the operation, although if this is canon, it's clearly an in-group joke; Breda is out of the country for most of the sting.
* GreekChorus: On occasion.
* TookALevelInBadass: All three -- [[spoiler:Falman when he's transferred to Briggs, Fuery when he's thrown into combat in the South, and Breda when he starts organizing illegal border crossings. All three are ready to go when the revolution kicks off, of course.]]
* MauveShirt: Not quite. They serve a greater role to the story than most shirts, but they're hardly players in the game.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* UndyingLoyalty

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Warrant Officer\\
'''Specialty:''' Intelligence]
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'''Vato Falman'''

The oldest member of the group, and resident ButtMonkey at times.
->Voiced by: KenjiHamada (JP), Creator/KyleHebert (EN)
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* BabiesEverAfter: In the ''Brotherhood'' anime; he's shown at the end of the series with two kids, whom the animators confirm are supposed to be his. (Their mother is not identified.)
* ButtMonkey: He's this for a while (Havoc in particular considers him an amateur), but improves as he gets more field experience.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* KickedUpstairs: After the Fuhrer splits up the group, Falman is promoted to Second Lieutenant, but [[spoiler:transferred to Fort Briggs in the middle of nowhere and put to work scraping icicles off the plumbing pipes.]]
* ManlyTears[=/=]TearsOfFear: A ''vanishingly'' rare example of both at once: he weeps when facing down Wrath, but refuses to surrender or step aside.
* NonActionGuy: At the beginning.
* RankUp: By the end of the series, he's made Captain, according to the insignia on his uniform.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: It [[TookALevelInBadass doesn't]] [[ReassignmentBackfire work]].
* SpockSpeak: He reads the dictionary for fun.
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Master Sergeant\\
'''Specialty:''' Communications]
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'''Kain Fuery'''

The youngest, and their communications expert. Has a friendly relationship with the Elrics.

->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (JP), Kevin M. Connoly (EN)
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* {{Adorkable}}
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Kain Fuery. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that Fuery is a shy communications specialist.
* CommunicationsOfficer
* CowardlyLion
* {{Expy}}: Fuery is strikingly similar to Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly of ''Series/{{Mash}}'' in almost every way: meek, quiet, loves animals, low on the totem pole rank-wise, and he's even the communications officer. He also [[TookALevelInBadass takes a]] ''[[TookALevelInBadass huge]]'' [[TookALevelInBadass level in badass]] by the end of the series!
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* NameOfCain: Also subverted.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Subverted.
* PetTheDog: Rather literally. As shown in a side story, he was the one to find Riza's beloved CanineCompanion, Black Hayate, as a puppy and bring him in out of the rain; he couldn't keep the dog himself because he lived in the barracks at the time, but he remains very attached to Hayate even after Riza adopts him.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses[=/=]{{Megane}}
* TheSmartGuy: Fuery would be this, if it weren't for the fact that both Breda and Falman are easily his equal in intelligence, if not smarter. Still, he is the resident communications expert.
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': 2nd Lieutenant\\
'''Specialty:''' Military Tactics/Intelligence]
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'''Heymans Breda'''

The big guy in Mustang's crew. Mustang drafts him for his tactical abilities.

->Voiced by: Biichi Satou (JP), Jeremy Inman (EN)
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* BigEater
* BrilliantButLazy: Hinted at, considering his skill at strategy games, and the fact that he graduated top of his class at the academy. He's the strategist of Mustang's unit.
* CodeName: Played for laughs in an omake of volume 10, where Riza gives the codenames. She is "Elizabeth", Fuery is "Kate", Havoc is "Jacqueline", Falman is "Vanessa", and Breda is… "Braidykins".
* FaceOfAThug: Because of his looks, mannerisms, and [[BigEater big eating]], people tends to think that Breda is a brawny idiot. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Breda proves them wrong with shogi.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* InsistentTerminology: He only ever refers to Edward Elric as "big guy." Considering Ed's BerserkButton... that's pretty logical of Breda.
* RedHeadedHero
* SmarterThanYouLook
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* StoutStrength: Is possibly the strongest physically of Mustang's men. Is also as big around as he is tall.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Breda is afraid of dogs.
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[[folder:Dr. Knox]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (former)\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Specialty:''' Surgery]
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A coroner who served as a medic in Ishval. After the war he went through a major [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]], drove off his family, and ended up working the morgue in Central Hospital.

->Voiced by: KinryuuArimoto (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)
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* TheAlcoholic
* TheAtoner: He wants to make up for the atrocities he was part of in the Ishval war.
* TheCynic: His defining trait.
* DeadlyDoctor: Invoked this trope to stop [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome May Chang and Lan Fan from killing each other]].
-->"Ho, there could be an unknown pathogen in the doctor's house that could get out, and kill everyone in it."
* DeadpanSnarker
* DrJerk: "[[FelonyMisdemeanor WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?! PATIENTS SHOULD STAY IN BED!!!!]]" Justified as the patients in question were trying to ''kill'' each other...
* GrumpyOldMan: ''Very'' grumpy.
* HiddenDepths: Despite acting aloof and indifferent about how the trauma of war ultimately caused him to leave his family, he quietly asks Lan Fan to not attempt to kill May Chang once they both recover.
--> ''Dr. Knox:'' No father wants to see children kill one another.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Come on, don't deny it. ... [[DeadpanSnarker But he's]] [[DrJerk still a jerk.]]
* KnightInSourArmour: Emphasizing the "sour", but after all the horrors he saw in Ishval, it's to be somewhat expected.
* MeaningfulName: His name might be a reference to the French play ''Knock and the Triumph of Medicine'', where Doctor Knock prescribes treatments to his (perfectly healthy) patients to squeeze money out of them. As Knox puts it, in Ishval "Roy burned people, and [he] examined their corpses".
** His name is likely a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Knox Robert Knox]], a surgeon involved with the Burke and Hare murders.
* PermaStubble
* ShellShockedSenior: "We're not [[BandOfBrothers war buddies]]. We're [[PunchClockVillain accomplices.]]"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is alternately spelled "Knocs," "Knochs," or "Nocks".
* TenderTears: When his estranged wife and son show up [[spoiler: and show that they still care about him]], he sheds a few tears in private.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Fu thanks him for saving Lan Fan's life, Knox is clearly bewildered that someone thinks [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate he]] deserves gratitude.
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[[folder:Maria Ross]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': 2nd Lieutenant\\
'''Specialty:''' None]
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Armstrong's subordinate. Serves as one of Edward and Alphonse's bodyguards during their investigations in Central.

->Voiced by: Creator/KaoriNazuka (JP), Meridith [=McCoy=] (EN)
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: On Ed. She [[ApologeticAttacker apologizes in advance]].
* BackForTheFinale: Comes back to help out Mustang on the Promised Day.
* BeautyMark: Which causes problems for Envy when it impersonates her.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: In the manga, at least.
* BigDamnHeroes: Twice
* DeathFakedForYou: After she's accused of murdering Hughes, Mustang fakes her death and [[ZeroApprovalGambit makes it look like he killed her]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: To Ed for his recklessness in Warehouse #5 incident.
* MauveShirt
* MistakenForMurderer: She gets blamed for the death of Maes Hughes.
* PutOnABus: After Mustang helped her fake her death, she escapes the country.
* TheSquadette: 2nd Lieutenant
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Denny.
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[[folder:Denny Brosh]]
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'''Rank''': Sergeant\\
'''Specialty:''' None]
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Ed and Al's other bodyguard, his carefree nature combines unexpectedly well with his serious partner Maria.

->Voiced by: Yuuki Hayashi (JP), Jim Foronda (EN)
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Literally, as he lives with his younger brothers and sisters (and may be raising them, since no parents are shown). When things start going down on the Promised Day, he makes them swear they won't leave the house so he knows they're safe.
* IdiotHair
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler:He's not let in on the fact that Maria is alive and has been smuggled out of the country to avoid execution until almost the very end.]]
* MauveShirt
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Appears to be the oldest out of six.
* OcularGushers: [[spoiler:When he finds out his partner's alive.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name can be alternatively be spelled Brosch. In the first anime it was "Bloch," but that also requires a different pronunciation.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Maria.
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[[folder:Solf J. Kimblee]]
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'''Rank''': Major (formerly)\\
'''Specialty:''' Explosive Alchemy/Photographic Memory]
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[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Crimson Alchemist]], a former State Alchemist who participated in the Ishval war. Kimblee is a sociopath and a sadist. His alchemical specialty is transmuting things into [[HavingABlast explosives]].

->Voiced by: Creator/HiroyukiYoshino (JP), Creator/EricVale (EN)
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* AmbiguousDisorder: His high intelligence and his [[BlueAndOrangeMorality odd morals]], along with his generally abnormal behaviour, makes it's quite obvious that there is something different going on in his head compared to everyone else.
* ArchEnemy: To Scar. Ironically, [[spoiler: he is severely wounded by the chimera Heinkel and absorbed by Pride, instead of Scar getting to contribute to his demise.]]
* AxCrazy: A subdued version. He's too classy, intelligent and philosophical to be [[Film/TheShining Jack Torrance]]. He more so belongs in a [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] school of psychopaths. That said, [[MadBomber he really loves blowing stuff up]].
* BadassBookworm: He's a State Alchemist. It comes with the territory. According to WordOfGod, he's the third smartest character in the series, after Father and Hohenheim.
** BadassInANiceSuit
** BadassLongcoat: Given the nature of the [[WorldOfBadass setting]].
* BadPowersBadPeople: He blows people up and turns harmless objects into time bombs. It's hard to be heroic with that.
* BerserkButton: He's got two: Being looked down upon, and people betraying their own beliefs. For the former, he maintains a facade of good-natured politeness, even when killing people by the hundreds, but during [[spoiler:his hunt for Scar, this facade melts for the first time when Scar, standing atop a building, comments on how he and Kimblee (looking up at him from the ground) were now in the exact opposite positions of when they first met. An enraged Kimblee warns him to watch his mouth, and prepares to use his alchemy, ignoring the fact that Scar had Winry as a "hostage."]] The second shows through when Kimblee looks kind of pissed when [[spoiler: Pride tries to consume Edward, essentially ditching his ego and [[{{Irony}} pride]] as a homunculus by taking a "lesser being". Amused, Kimblee was not.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: He's the only human who Pride and (to a greater extent) Envy have taken to, which says a lot about his (lack of) morality.
* BloodKnight: Based on what we see of Ishval through flashbacks, and they way others react to him, the only person who could probably rival his kill count is [[KillItWithFire Roy.]] Kimblee might have even made it just as far as Mustang in the military with his, how shall we put it, ''impressive'' career in that 'conflict' had he not started [[MadBomber blowing up people]] [[UnfriendlyFire on his own side.]] [[spoiler: Too bad he decided he wanted to keep that [[MacGuffin philosopher's stone]] they gave him to test out...]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Try wrapping your head around Kimblee's obscure moral code if he has one. He has some rules, but beyond a few specifics, such as his respect for commitment, and more importantly, a massive distaste for hypocrisy, we have no idea how it works. He manages to be more alien than [[EldritchAbomination Father]] or [[{{God}} The Truth]].
** [[FridgeBrilliance Kimblee knows what it is like to be persecuted]] [[BerserkButton and looked down upon]] [[SocialDarwinist for your beliefs.]] It makes a great deal of sense why he would so admire Armstrong and Winry for being so determined to stick to their morals,[[spoiler: and so revile Pride for discarding his own completely for such a 'petty' reason as survival.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Not as large-scale as [[spoiler: what happens to Father or Pride]], but still a rather disturbing fate.
* BreakingSpeech: He gives three of them during the Ishval campaign, the biggest being the one to Hawkeye and Mustang, explaining how they knew the odds of killing someone when they put on the uniform, and that the only way they could honor those they killed was to remember them, since their victims would never forget what they did. He also gives one to Ed during their battle, Alphonse during ''their'' battle, and [[ShutUpHannibal attempts to deliver them to]] Scar and Major Miles.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: An inversion. Kimblee's policy in life is to never forget the faces of those he kills, and he proves that he means this literally. When Scar asks if Kimblee remembers him, not only does Kimblee say he does, he also perfectly recites the district in the city where he encountered him, notes that one of the Ishvalans bore a family resemblance to Scar, and remembers the exact placement and severity of the wound that took the life of Scar's brother.
* ChekhovsGunman: In the manga, he is alluded to, mentioned offhand, and shown in blurry panels for a couple years worth of chapters before he finally begins to play an important role in the story.
** In ''Brotherhood'' he makes a handful of appearances in early episodes, including the ''first episode'', and appears in some flashbacks.
* ColonelKilgore: Kimblee got a real kick out of his time at the front, and was dissapointed when the war came to a close. Given his SocialDarwinist beliefs, this isn't surprising.
* TheDeadHaveNames: While learning the names of his victims would be implausible, Kimblee makes a point of remembering all of their ''faces'' in his professional capacity as a soldier. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality He refuses to reduce them to simple statistics.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Heavily implied [[spoiler:during the scene in which he asks Ed to help him find Scar and Dr. Marcoh and create another Philosopher's Stone where they are. He tells Ed that he "staked the very essence of [his] being" to see how the homunculi's games would play out]].
* DissonantLaughter
* DressedToKill
* TheDogBitesBack: A [[AssholeVictim victim]] of this trope via Heinkel.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Two standards.
** "You try to take a ''lesser'' being you despised as your container, just to escape your own predicament. You....are ''hideous''."
** He's offended when Ed mistook him for a pedophile after he complimented Winry.
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}}[=/=]ShadowArchetype: Possibly towards Scar. In the sense that both of them specialize in alchemy based around destruction, both were involved in the Ishval Civil War (Kimblee as one of the soldiers who took part in the genocide, Scar as one of it's victims), and both invoke LightIsNotGood. This was perhaps shown at its best when [[spoiler: Scar pointed out how their situations were reversed from what happened with Ishval, with Scar having abandoned his path of vengeance while Kimblee's obsession with Scar never waned]].
** You can throw Roy in that mix too and make it a three way thing: same kind of [[PersonOfMassDestruction alchemy]], same war, etc, with Scar as a victim, Roy as a victimiser with [[TheAtoner regrets]] and Kimblee as a victimiser who thoroughly enjoyed himself.
*** Same goes for [=McDougal=], as they both use alchemy to transmute the opponent's body.
* EvilGenius: Father has him sprung from jail because, unlike the remaining Homunculi he's both capable of interacting with normal people, and ''very'' smart.
* {{Expy}}: The author has stated he was based off of Alex from Anthony Burgess's ''Literature/AClockworkOrange''. To a reader who's familiar with both works, once can definitely see the resemblance...
* FalseReassurance: Towards Winry on the subject of her parents' deaths. He might be a crazed and sadistic mad bomber, but he isn't a flat-out dishonest person.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's an AxeCrazy sociopath who nevertheless manages to keep up a facade of being a polite and respectful gentleman for the sake of getting by in life. As long as you aren't in his way you're probably safe. Probably. After his release from prison, he transmutes a guard's watch into a toy bomb.
* FedoraOfAsskicking
* ForTheEvulz: Toned down from the first anime, but still there.
* FirstNameBasis: Averted. ''Everyone'' calls him 'Kimblee.' It's wholly forgivable if you didn't even know 'Solf' was his first name, since the only time you'd have been likely to hear it was when another character was, in the third person, referring to him as 'Solf J. Kimblee.'
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: A strange variation of it. Technically, he was already dead to begin with, but the moment Pride displays his hypocrisy in his beliefs, Kimblee becomes convinced that it's humans who are ultimately more deserving than the homunculi, and at that point weakens Pride enough for Ed to finish him off. Last we see of Kimblee is a nice big grin as he covers his eyes with his hat, and walks away in the torrent of souls to oblivion.]]
* HairAntennae: A rare evil example.
* HavingABlast: Causes anything -- from buildings to the air around him -- to become unstable, resulting in giant explosions.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: The first appearance of Kimblee in the series presents him as an unkempt prisoner. Fast forward, and he dresses up in a stylish suit.
* HeroKiller: Came reeeeeally close to making this literal with Ed, and is feared by everyone who knows his reputation from Ishval. He lives up to it.
* HiddenDepths: He is, without question, a crazed BloodKnight MadBomber. He is also intelligent, respects the Rockbells for their tenacity [[spoiler:even when assigned to kill some of them]], and generally demonstrates a certain PetTheDog quality... often before, or even combined with, an even bigger KickTheDog moment.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The Philosopher's Stone he drops during his battle with Edward is picked up by one of the chimeras he abandoned for dead and delivered to Alphonse Elric, who uses it in their final battle with Kimblee, and with it eventually defeats him.]]
* HumiliationConga: Of a pride-crushing type. Upon arriving in Briggs, Kimblee recieves near-fatal injuries from battling Scar and ends up needing to escape the fight. While helpless in the hospital, he gets menaced by the Ishvallan Major Miles. Later, he encounters Scar yet again and fails to kill or even capture him, even though Kimblee is ordered by the Homunculi to kill Scar. While he is destroying the surroundings in an ineffective attempt to attack Scar, Scar remarks how this meeting is opposite from their first meeting, when it was Kimblee looking down upon Scar. Later, Heinkel fatally wounds Kimblee and Pride looks on, remarking how weak humanity is while Kimblee is immobile and unable to even speak, let alone resist Pride's consuming of his body.
* IDieFree: An unusual example in that [[spoiler: he was absorbed by Pride but retained his sense of self inside the sea of souls.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: See his breaking speeches.
* JustFollowingOrders: He follows the orders to commit the Ishvalan genocide without a second thought and he is disappointed when he sees others fail to do the same. Kimblee sees it as a soldier's job to follow orders, no matter what they may be.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: Just as Scar was about to kill him, Kimblee breaks the rail between them so the train would continue without Scar riding. He voiced his obvious displeasure before doing so.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: A rather chilling example of [[TheSociopath sociopathy]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Scar assaults Kimblee with a pipe, wounding him near-fatally in the same place where Scar's brother was wounded because of Kimblee's attack.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Kimblee mostly wears a white suit, and the alchemical circles tattooed into his hands involve the sun and moon, both symbols of light. To say nothing of how he gives the impression of being a friendly and charismatic man. This probably makes the moment [[spoiler:he is eaten by Pride, a shadow based homunculus]] quite significant. [[spoiler: And in turn, Kimblee interfering with Pride long enough for Ed to defeat the latter could be considered as the light pushing back the darkness long enough to ensure its defeat.]]
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Expresses this sentiment in an Ishval flashback. He seems to take it as the sign of a job well-done. [[spoiler:It's also why he didn't get subsumed by the screaming souls in Pride's Philosopher's Stone.]]
* MadArtist: Likes to make things explode in a manner he considers "beautiful".
* MadBomber: A minor character even [[LampshadeHanging refers to him as a mad bomber]] at one point.
* ManInWhite: He takes to wearing a classy white suit after his release from prison. One of the signature [[ManInWhite men in white]] in anime and manga.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He may not be a great guy, but ''damn'' is he stylish.
* MaskOfSanity: Heavily implied to have feigned sanity to enter the military, and he manages to fool some characters like Winry, into believing he's kind and sane.
* MoralSociopathy: A very [[BlueAndOrangeMorality blue and orange version]]. For all his sadism and disregard for human lives, he does have some honour - largely based on honesty and duty -- and abides seriously by it and respects whoever fills these values; indeed, by the end, [[spoiler: his own existence is expendable, and he prefers to distract Pride and subsequently have his own soul vanish than having to "live" inside of a hypocritical homunculus]].
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
** [[WordOfGod Word of God]] says it doesn't stand for anything.
* NiceHat: The fedora can't go wrong.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He ends the whole Ishvalan War by himself with a Philosopher's Stone. Much later, he does this to the whole Drachman Army ''WITHOUT alchemy'' but through political deception alone!
* PetTheDog:
** His aforementioned admiration of the Rockbell family for their devotion to duty seems real and he appears to have a soft spot in his heart for Winry. This particular dog petting doesn't earn him many points, though, since [[spoiler:he ignores Winry's danger once Scar triggers his rage.]]
** He commends Armstrong for sticking to his beliefs and because of it chooses to save him from court martial... by blowing up Ishavalan survivors that Alex had saved in front of his eyes (the policy is to kill all Ishvalans). He can KickTheDog ''and'' PetTheDog all at once.
* ThePhilosopher: mixed with {{Sadist}}.
* PhotographicMemory: As Scar points out after meeting him for the second time, Kimblee's memory is frighteningly accurate.
* PowerTattoo: Has the circles needed for his trademark explosions tattooed on his palms.
* ShadowArchetype: Towards Ed. Ed sees himself as the [[ChronicHeroSyndrome champion of the people]] while Kimblee is an unapologetic SocialDarwinist.
* SharpDressedMan: Be careful not to cut yourself.
* SlasherSmile: Very frequently.
* SocialDarwinist
* TheSociopath: A high-functioning and ''very'' self-aware psychopath.
* SociopathicSoldier: Type II, with flashes of Type I.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Managed to screw over Pride, even in the afterlife.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Solf/Zolf, J./Jay, Kimblee/Kimbley/Kimbly/Kimberly/Kimberley. Also, while it doesn't have to do with actual ''spelling'', the translation of his State Alchemist title is a subject of debate. The word ''guren'' in Japanese means "crimson", but the kanji used to make up the word in his title means "red lotus". It can be inferred that "red lotus" is his truest title, however, due to the flower being a symbol of firey explosions much like the ones he specializes in creating. Noting that crimson simply refers to a particular shade of dark red, some TakeAThirdOption and go with "crimson lotus".
* StepfordSmiler: Type C.
* {{Trickster}}: No one modifies plans on the fly quite the way that Kimblee does. It's why [[TheChessmaster Father]], a former Trickster himself, keeps him around.
* {{Troll}}: Once pranked a {{Mook}} by [[WhyAmITicking transforming his watch into a time bomb]]...that turned out to be a cuckoo clock. [[spoiler: At least in the manga, there's a "BAM" sound effect offscreen as soon as Kimblee leaves.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Though a suppressed one, Kimblee does not take kindly to Scar's observation of the tables having turned.
* VillainousDemotivator: Knowing that the [[BadassArmy Briggs soldiers]] all wish him dead, he brings four chimeras with him as EliteMooks. [[spoiler:All four change sides on him almost as soon as it becomes a viable option; one [[TheDogBitesBack eventually causes his death]].]]
* VillainousFashionSense: Flashy and maybe even gaudy, at times, but still there.
* VillainsNeverLie: Kimblee has an [[BlueAndOrangeMorality odd sense of honor]] and follows it to a T. Unlike every other villain in the series, he's honest about his motivations and doesn't sugarcoat anything. It may explain why his {{breaking speech}}es work so well.
* VillainousRescue: Kimblee, of all people, is the one who saves Edward's ass from Pride.
* WarriorPoet: Evil version.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: When Heinkel chomps down on Kimblee's throat and his suit is promptly stained with his own blood, Pride proceeds to point out how the suit's new color fits Kimblee.
* WickedCultured: Look at him. Then look at his suit. Then listen to his voice.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Edward Elric, who can also be interpreted as his GoodCounterpart. The two have completely opposite moral codes, but despite this, Kimblee develops a respect for Ed's conviction of standing by his. In his final fight with Pride, Kimblee ends up siding with Ed over Pride, because the latter abandons his ideals out of his desperation.]]
* YinYangBomb: His favoured attack method as his symbols stand for the opposite forces of the Sun-fire-gold and Moon-water-silver.
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[[folder:Lt. General Grumman]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Lieutenant General\\
'''Specialty:''' Military Tactics/Intelligence]
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Head of the East Army and military mentor to Colonel Mustang, he is a major ally to Mustang. [[spoiler: Sort of.]]

->Voiced by: RokuroNaya (JP), Bill Flynn (EN)
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* BigGood: [[spoiler: Played with. After the Bradley's death, he becomes an new Fuhrer. Though it's implied that he had helped Roy only to seize power for himself, he's never shown doing anything villainous, so it's played straight.]]
* TheChessmaster: Figuratively, but also literally. In well over one hundred games, Roy has beaten him ''once''.
* CoolOldGuy
* DirtyOldMan: Whereas Mustang does an elaborate UrbanLegendLoveLife (with good intentions), Grumman prefers simply sexually harassing female subordinates.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Roy.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterOfDisguise
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Taught [[JerkassFacade some of his tricks]] to Mustang.
* OpaqueLenses
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:At the end of the series, he seems to be an effective Fuhrer who fully supports the efforts of his subordinates to make Amestris a better place]].
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ShipperOnDeck: He tells Roy (in the manga only) that "what would really make this old man happy would be if you took my granddaughter as your First Lady." Said granddaughter is revealed in the second guidebook to be [[spoiler:Hawkeye]].
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is alternately transliterated as "Graman".
* TricksterMentor
* WholesomeCrossdresser: So much so that Mustang was [[UnsettlingGenderReveal pretty shocked when he realized he wasn't talking to some random sweet old lady]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:With Bradley dead, the senior military staff arrested, and Mustang and General Armstrong busy with other affairs, Grumman finally gets to become the Fuhrer.]]
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[[folder:Selim Bradley]]
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'''Rank''': None\\
'''Specialty:''' None]
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All right, this guy isn't actually in the military, but his status means he's pretty well-connected with them.

The adopted son of King Bradley, he studies hard in order to help his father rule the country. He's also a big fan of the Elric Brothers, especially Edward.

[[spoiler: In reality, this is all an act. He's Pride, the first and deadliest of the Homunculi. Alive since the creation of Amestris, he looks down on all humans and most of his allies.]]

->Voiced by: YukoSanpei (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)
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* CheerfulChild: [[spoiler:Or [[EnfanteTerrible not]].]]
* EnfanteTerrible
* HappilyAdopted
* HeroWorshipper: He's an Ed fanboy, much to the latter's discomfort.
* {{Keet}}: [[spoiler:DoubleSubverted.]]
* MoralityPet: To King Bradley. [[spoiler:It's subverted much later however.]]
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: [[spoiler:For more on Selim, just take a gander at Pride's entry.]]
* TaremeEyes
* ThemeNaming: He shares his name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selim_I an Ottoman sultan]] famed for his conquests. Makes sense for the führer's son.
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[[folder:Briggs Brigade]]

Border guard forces under Olivier M. Armstrong, stationed in Briggs fortress, in Briggs mountain range that divides Drachma and Amestris. They include Captain Buccaneer, a hulk of a man with a variety of deadly automail prostheses; Major Miles, a biracial half-Ishvalan who wants to change the perception of his people; and Lieutenant Henschel, General Armstrong's steadfast assistant. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Vato Falman is later assigned to Briggs as well.]]
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* BadassArmy: The whole damn army is Badass. Even the [[AlmightyJanitor cleaning officers]].
** BadassLongcoat: Their standard outfit. Justified since they work on snowy mountain range.
* BandOfBrothers: It's explained that being ReassignedToAntarctica has given all the soldiers plenty of time to get to know one another. Olivier's leadership is also a big help.
* BearsAreBadNews: Aptly named "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Briggs Bears]]". Bears are also parts of indigenous fauna.
** Olivier brags that [[BadassBoast every one of her men can defeat a grizzly bear in combat.]]
* GrimUpNorth: Border patrol with Drachma. This is implied to be the reason why General Armstrong is such a GeneralRipper; [[ProperlyParanoid she can't afford less.]]
* HydraProblem: A heroic example. Olivier comments that even if someone killed her, the men of Briggs are such a BadassArmy that they will act and fight without her.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "The Major General is not a woman!!"]]
** Though part of this is how she herself [[BerserkButton explicitly refuses]] to hear her name mentioned in any context of femininity/beauty.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: These guys are really proud of their abilities.
** BloodKnight: And when given a chance to battle, some of them show that they really ''enjoy'' it. [[spoiler:To give them credit though, [[OfficerAndAGentleman none of them attack civilians or ignore innocents in danger.]]]]
* ReassignedToAntarctica: General Armstrong implies that most of the soldiers here had skeletons in their closets.
** That makes them a RagtagBunchOfMisfits; the main reason why they work so well is because General Armstrong [[DrillSergeantNasty made]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure them]].
* TankGoodness: [[TemptingFate Never, NEVER wonder if this army can only fight on foot.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Armstrong, these guys are the ''[[UpToEleven hurricane]] [[CodeGeass of loyalty]].''

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Major\\
'''Specialty:''' Military Tactics/Intelligence]
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'''Miles'''

General Armstrong's second-in-command. He is a quarter-Ishvalan from his grandfather's side, and is striving to change Amestris from the inside, so they will acknowledge the massacre they committed.

->Voiced by: Creator/KazuyaNakai (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN)
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Miles often feels like this, thanks to his Ishvalan blood, but Armstrong gets rid of it quickly.
* BadAss: [[GrimUpNorth Comes with the territory of being a Briggs man.]]
* CoolShades: Miles wears these to hide his Ishvalan ethnicity.
* DeathGlare: Commenced with TheGlassesComeOff, he gives a pretty epic one to an injured Kimblee - made to him even scarier given his Ishvalan eyes.
* ImpliedDeathThreat
-->''"Here in the north, the law is the survival of the fittest. You get careless, and you get dead, understand? You tell me what to do again, and you'll never leave this hospital."''
* MajorlyAwesome
* MeaningfulName: Miles means "soldier."
* ScaryBlackMan: Yes, but ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' that scary. He's actually a pretty swell guy. More like intimidating black man.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: Even Miles has his limits when having to hear Kimblee's boasting from the war.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: About the only person to see through Grumman's cunning. Or at least, he ''thinks'' he sees through it; we never find out whether he's right or not. They're still pretty GenreSavvy suspicions, though.

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Captain\\
'''Specialty:''' Weapons Expert]
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'''Buccaneer'''

General Armstrong's third-in-command and field commander. A big guy with a pretty hot temper, he is regardless extremely devoted and will fight for his comrades.

->Voiced by: Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)
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* ArtificialLimbs: ''The'' artificial limbs! Even Winry [[LoveAtFirstSight falls in love with them at first sight]].
* BadAss: Holy shit he can be! Consider this: He is the first person to actually injure Bradley. Let that sink in.
** [[BadassMoustache Badass Fu-Manchu]]
* BerserkButton: He's got a few of them, but a big one definitely appears to be jealousy that Edward has such a cute automail mechanic.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several times, though the fact that he was the one who seriously wounded Bradley counts.
* ChainsawGood: Buccaneer's "Crocodile" automail arm.
* GoOutWithASmile: Olivier comments that means mourning isn't needed.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Dies from the wounds inflicted by Wrath.]]
* TwinkleSmile: He's probably got the ''biggest'' smile in the series, shown after Olivier extends their time limit in the tunnel to save who they can.
* ShipperOnDeck: More of the beat-up-Ed-when-he-says-Winry's-his-mechanic-instead-of-his-girlfriend variation than the standard type.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Buccaneer[=/=]Baccania.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Olivier, even more so than the rest of the Briggs troops. After the fight with Bradley, Buccaneer--who has a sword sticking out of his gut--is solely concerned with making sure that her orders to hold the capitol are carried out.

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[[folder:Mrs. Bradley]]
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'''Rank''': None\\
'''Specialty:''' None]
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As with Selim, not exactly in the military, but in that category nonetheless. The wife of Fuhrer President King Bradley and adopted mother to Selim. Serves as a MoralityPet to Bradley [[spoiler: and Selim, who is actually Pride]]. Her abduction by Mustang's crew serves to kick off the final arc of the story.

->Voiced by: Ai Satou (JP), Dana Schultes (EN)
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* HappilyMarried: To King Bradley. As far as she knows, he's a great man, not one of the Homunculus.
* HostageSituation: Subverted; Mustang's group technically kidnaps her, but it's to show her that the military high command couldn't care less about her well-being. Mustang vows to protect her at any cost, thus gaining her trust and, through her, the public's.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Is completely unaware of [[spoiler:King Bradley's and Selim's true identities, until the post-climactic wrap-up at least]].
* MoralityPet: To both Bradley [[spoiler:and Selim]].
* NoNameGiven
* SlapSlapKiss: Apparently, her courtship with Bradley began with her ''literally'' slapping him.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Inverted. Continues to love Selim, despite knowing now he's a Homunculus. It's not entirely clear, but the same seems to hold true for her attitude towards her husband.
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[[folder:Sheska]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Sergeant\\
'''Specialty:''' Photographic Memory]
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A mousy haired bookworm with a photographic memory, who is mostly used for comic relief. She's something of a coward and cries a lot. Most of the other characters refer to her as "bookworm." She gets a job at the military working under Hughes copying down the books that burned in the military library in a fire and proves instrumental in the Elrics' search for the Philosopher's Stone.

->Voiced by: Chika Fujimura (JP), Gwendolyn Lau (EN)
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* {{Adorkable}}
* BrainyBrunette
* ButtMonkey: She's first shown in a library, from which she's promptly fired. Then next she's shown buried under a ton of books which she apparently collects. After copying down the book she's rehired (read: dragged off by Hughes) into the military copying all the files that got burned up in the fire at central library. And that's just for starters...
** Not everything goes against her, though; Ed's payment for her work allowed her to give her mother the best medical care money can buy and then some, and as much as Hughes overworks her, he also sees to it that she receives a ridiculous salary for her [[PhotographicMemory skills]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She seems to have disappeared from the story after chapter 34.
* CuteBookworm: It's in her nickname!
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/ReadOrDie Yomiko Readman]].
* GreenEyes
* MeaningfulName: Polish for ''path''.
* {{Meganekko}}
* PhotographicMemory: She can reproduce exactly anything she's ever read.
* PluckyComicRelief
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Alternately Schieska, Scheska, Ścieżka.
* TrashOfTheTitans: She is not a slob, but her room is absolutely full of unsorted books. So much that's she introduced needing rescue from being buried under a pile of them that fell over.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After being drafted by Hughes to help restore the lost library books, she's never seen again.
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[[folder:Giolio Comanche]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)\\
'''Rank:''' Major\\
'''Specialty:''' Weapons Alchemy]
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A retired State Alchemist known as the Silver Alchemist of Battle. He retired after having his leg chopped off in the Ishvalan Civil War. He is killed by Scar in his only appearance.

->Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (JP), Charlie Campbell (EN)
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* ArtificialLimbs: Has a peg-leg.
* BadassGrandpa
* BadassMoustache
* BloodKnight: When order 3066 was given before the War Of Ishval, Comanche is the only one among them shown smiling in anticipation. Even after he retired he has some level of this, rather than shrink from the Scarred Man's presence, Comanche prepares to combat him with a rather large grin on his face.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: His spin attack, which has nothing to do with his alchemy.
* ColonelKilgore: Like Kimblee, Comanche thoroughly enjoyed the Ishvalan Civil War, grinning in anticipation before battles, and reminiscing throughout his fight with Scar.
* HandicappedBadass: Lost his leg in the Ishvalan Civil War.
* NiceHat
* PowerTattoo: His hands and palms are covered in the tatts that allow him to essentially create weapons out of thin air.
* RetiredMonster: Comanche hasn't been a state alchemist in years, but he's never said sorry either--because at the end of the day, he isn't.
* SlasherSmile: Cracks one after being sent into Ishval and again at the thought of facing Scar.
* SociopathicSoldier: Type II, going off the little we know.
* WeHardlyKnewYe
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[[folder:Isaac Mc[==]Dougal]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': Major (formerly)\\
'''Specialty:''' Water Alchemy]
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Better known as the Freezing Alchemist. A former State Alchemist who participated in the Ishval Massacre, [=McDougal=] went AWOL after the war and, years later, resurfaced as a madman trying to destroy Central City. [[spoiler:It turned out [[GoMadFromTheRevelation he learned about the military's vast conspiracy]].]] His plan was foiled by the Elric Brothers and he was murdered by Fuhrer Bradley.

->Voiced by: Creator/KoichiYamadera (JP), BryanMassey (EN)
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* AnIcePerson[=/=]KillItWithIce[=/=]MakingASplash: The Freezing Alchemist specializes in transmuting water--mainly to turn it into ice, which he uses as a weapon, but he can also create scalding steam.
* TheAtoner: ''Not'' the most sympathetic of the type but he regrets what he did in Ishval, which partly motivates his actions.
* AntiVillain: He believes he's doing the right thing by trying to freeze Central City, which would kill a lot of people.[[spoiler: He is trying to stop the big conspiracy in Central though.]]
* AxeCrazy: Really pushes it at times.
* CanonForeigner: [=McDougal=] was created specifically for the first episode of the new anime, but was neatly tied into the overarching plot.
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:You probably thought he was just some rambling nutcase when he was asking Ed if he knows the ones he serves or what '''[[ExactWords shape]]''' the country's in, and telling him "I'm just trying to save this country", right?]] 30 episodes later he doesn't seem so nuts anymore does he?
* DangerousDeserter
* DoomedMoralVictor: He even tries to make a last stand against Furher Bradley.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Well-intentioned he may be, but he seems to be having a pretty good time wreaking havoc. Particularly noticeable in the English dub where he's voiced by the same actor who does [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Ladd Russo]] and displays a similar glee in this role. Of course, there is the matter of him being [[GoMadFromTheRevelation justifiably]] [[AxCrazy nuts]].
* {{Foil}}: To both Mustang, Kimblee, and [[spoiler:Hughes]].
** To Mustang: Fire vs. Ice, both are mentally scarred by the Ishval War into defying the Government/High Command, both want to overthrow the HC -- Isaac from the outside, Roy from the inside.
** To Kimblee: Both use alchemy to transmute the opponent's body, same war, etc., with Ishval as victim, Isaac as a victimiser with [[TheAtoner regrets]], and Kimblee as a victimiser who thoroughly enjoyed himself. In fact, he tries to spring Kimblee and have the man join him, not quite realizing that Kimblee enjoyed it far more than he did, and he blows a few people up (by flash-steaming the water in their bodies).
** To [[spoiler:Hughes: Both men figured out the evil conspiracy long before anyone else and ended up getting [[HeKnowsTooMuch killed for it]]. However, while Hughes actually provided the first shot in the low key subversion of the conspiracy even though he died before being able to say anything, [=McDougal=]'s approach was to quit the military, bide his time, and then go straight for the bombastic route of bringing the house down, and while he did pass along his thoughts to the Elric brothers, they were summarily dismissed right until Ed figured out exactly what he meant.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He creates one big transmutation circle in Central. Later, we find out [[spoiler: that ''the entire country'' is an even ''bigger'' transmutation circle.]] And one of his statements to Ed has an entirely different meaning than he (and the audience) initially believe. It seems that he's simply referring to corruption in the government, but he actually means it quite literally.
-->[=McDougal=]: Do you know what ''shape'' this country is in?
* HamToHamCombat: With Armstrong.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Part of why Bradley kills him rather then captures him.
* LargeHam: especially in the dub.
* MajorlyAwesome: Pre-breakdown.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Nearly buried Central in ice.
* PowerTattoo: One of his palms has his freezing alchemy tattooed on it.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
* SacrificialLion: Created to foreshadow the corruption in the military and to show just how dangerous Bradley is.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Like Mustang the Ishvalian Civil war left him a broken man. Unlike Mustang though, he crossed the DespairEventHorizon and became a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* SociopathicSoldier: Type IV, ''after'' the war. He's totally cracked.
* StillWearingTheOldColors
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: If he had went about his methods more subtlely and actually went to Mustang right off the bat with the information he found and y'know, ''not tried to kill everyone'', he could've been a valuable asset in fighting Father.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Bradley killing him is a pretty good indicator as to just what the Fuhrer is capable of.
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[[folder:Raven]]
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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Lieutenant General\\
'''Specialty:''' Military tactics/deception]
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A high-ranking member of Central Command, Lt. General Raven was once an honourable and capable soldier. In his old age however, he has become obsessed with the fear of death, and obtaining immortality for himself. He is a willing and enthusiastic participant in TheIlluminati's plotting, and acts as Central Command's face.

->Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP), Creator/ChrisAyres (EN)
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* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BeardOfEvil
* BlatantLies: When ordering the Briggs soldiers to place Sloth back in the hole and close it up, he tries to pass him off as a chimera, though even someone not familiar with the [[ArtificialHuman Homunculi]] would know there's far more to the giant than that.
* BrokenPedestal: To Mustang, who once viewed him as a superior worth looking up to.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Stabbed through the arm, slashed, and then buried alive in concrete.
* DealWithTheDevil: Makes one with Father and offers one to Olivier.
* DirtyOldMan: What with his hitting on Olivier.
* EvilOldFolks
* FallenHero: Apparently he used to be a kind and very good leader who placed the needs of his men first. Now he's a InsaneAdmiral who wants immortality.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Appears to be a jovial older man, but is really a petty, selfish letch.
* GeneralFailure: Has become one by the time of his appearance.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Willing to do anything to escape death.
* InsaneAdmiral: Raven is selfish, egotistical, lecherous, megalomaniacal, and more than a little stupid--and that's without getting into his involvement in an AncientConspiracy aimed at the destruction of Amestris. This is typical for members of Central Command who are given their positions based on their willingness to betray their country.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Motivated entirely by his own self-interest.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: After admitting to Olivier that "the weak will become the foundation of the strong" and that the men of Brigg's will be among them, Olivier pushes him into cement after stabbing him in the arm meaning he literally is the foundation for the strong]].
* KilledOffForReal: By Olivier.
* {{Lust}}: Seems to be his big sin, both in sexual terms, and in terms of lusting after more life.
* MeaningfulName: Ravens in folklore are often portrayed as sly, crafty, and duplicitous.
* SlasherSmile: Usually pulls one of these off right before he offers someone immortality. Most pronounced in one of the [[EyeCatch Eye Catches]].
* SmugSnake: Acts like he's some grand master in the plot, but really is just a pawn.
* UnwittingPawn: He, along with the rest of Central Command, are these to Father.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Tries it on Major-General Armstrong. It doesn't work out very well for him.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Granted we did learn a little about him.
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