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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 the supporting cast and other minor characters.
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!!Main Supporting Characters

[[folder:Lan Fan]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN), Leisha Medina (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Kingdom of Xing/Yao Clan\\
'''Rank''': Bodyguard\\
'''Speciality:''' Martial Arts/Weapons Expert/Stealth]

Ling's female bodyguard, who is extremely loyal to him.
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* AllChinesePeopleKnowKungFu: Lan Fan is fantasy-counterpart East Asian, and an incredibly skilled martial artist. Justified; she's a noble's bodyguard so being trained in combat comes with the territory.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Xing is a FantasyCounterpartCulture to China, so yeah.
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:She gets an automail arm after she amputates her wounded one.]]
* BadassAdorable: Without her mask, she's rather cute.
* BadassBoast: Lan Fan manages to [[spoiler: outwit Wrath]], and while the boast is done in private, she is appropriately smug about it.
* BadassNormal: Apart from her chi sense, she doesn't have any kind of super powers, but is a supreme martial artist who can deal serious damage of to Homunculi, something even alchemists have trouble with.
* BaitAndSwitch: After Lan Fan fails to convince Ling to [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown leave her behind]] because she has been badly injured, she draws and aims a weapon in such a way that it heavily implies that she will [[spoiler: kill herself]] so that Ling will be forced to leave her anyway. A few scenes later reveal that she actually [[spoiler: cuts off her arm so it may be used as a decoy.]]
* BigEater: A quirk she shares with Ling. The two of them together give Ed a mighty long room service bill. She even has more than one official illustration showing her eating and surrounded by comically large piles of dishes.
* BigDamnHeroes: During [[spoiler:the second fight with Gluttony]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: [[spoiler:Has a blade on her automail.]]
* BodyguardCrush: On Ling, her charge. [[ShipperOnDeck Ed appears to ship them.]] Greed and Hohenheim do too, in fact.
* BodyguardingABadass: She's Ling's bodyguard, but Ling is just as well trained as her in martial arts, so he's fully capable of protecting himself if need be. That said, they certainly become a deadly combo when fighting side by side.
* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:After she and her grandfather Fu set off to find an automail mechanic for her lost arm, they aren't seen again until they both make a grand re-entrance near the end where she [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome goes Cuisinart with her new automail on a surprised Gluttony]], complete with music fanfare.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Lan Fan starts out an emotionally volatile bodyguard who is basically ready to slit someone's throat at the slightest inkling of any disrespect or threat to Ling, even his younger sister May who is technically one of his rivals to the Xingese throne. By the end, she's reeled back a lot of her temper, and most profoundly, directly asks Ling to end the 50-clan rivalry in Xing when he becomes Emperor.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Lan Fan is [[BadassNormal an ordinary human apart from her chi sensing abilities]]. She nonetheless is able to effortlessly lift the portly Gluttony and toss him over her head.
* CurbStompBattle:
** In the manga, Lan Fan completely outclasses Envy in a fight, to the point Envy spends basically the entire duration running away from her while still taking damage because Lan Fan just won't let up.
** [[spoiler: During the second fight with Gluttony, she subdues him and nearly kills him all by herself, with only a little assistance from Ling; she would've been able to kill him herself if her automail didn't act up.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Black hair, black eyes.
* DetectEvil: She can sense homunculi and [[spoiler:the Philosopher's Stone under Amestris]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: She ''cut off her own arm'' just so Wrath would lose track of her and Ling, and then later recovered sufficiently from the painful and grueling automail surgery and rehabilitation that normally takes 2-3 years to recover from [[UpToEleven in 6 months]]. Then she was back on the battlefield. Technically she ''didn't'' actually fully recover from it in that time period but it didn't stop her at all from showing up and kicking ass in the end!]]
* DisabledLoveInterest: [[spoiler:For Ling after she loses her left arm.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her introductory scene, she fights Ed to a standstill until he figures out her BerserkButton.
* {{Foil}}:
** To Riza Hawkeye. Both of them are devoted bodyguards to someone looking to be the ruler of their respective nations who are implied to have more than platonic feelings for them, but unlike the cool and collected Hawkeye, Lan Fan has trouble keeping her emotions and feelings in check.
* GutturalGrowler: A surprising female example. Her normal voice isn't this but she makes it scratchy in public.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Even after losing her left arm, she is still capable of fighting. And she becomes downright deadly with her automail.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Becomes completely depressed and angst-ridden during her healing and treatment with living without an arm, but eventually adjusts to it before her automail is finally installed.]]
* HeroicRROD: Comes dangerously close to this several times since she hasn't properly recuperated from the [[spoiler:installation of her automail arm]].
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Lan Fan would never claim to be anything but Ling's bodyguard. However, Lan Fan [[spoiler: saves both her and Ling's lives by sacrificing her arm to throw their enemy off their trail]], and later, she [[spoiler: is technically the one who puts Ling on the throne, as she managed to procure a philosopher's stone to make up for Ling losing his.]]
* IronicEcho: Ling's CatchPhrase is 'a King is no King without his people'. To help Ling remember to have a sense of self-preservation, Lan Fan's response to this is 'But people without a King would be lost as well'.
* ItsAllMyFault: Blames herself after Ling [[spoiler: becomes the second Greed]].
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler:Tries to pull this when injured and slung over Ling's shoulder while actively being pursued by Bradley. When she fails to convince Ling that she is not worth saving if it means the loss of his life, she cuts her arm off instead to throw Bradley off their trail]].
* KnifeNut: Kunai are her WeaponOfChoice. [[spoiler:Before getting automail, anyway. Even then, she elected to have a concealed blade grafted onto it.]]
* LegacyOfService: Her (and Fu's) family have served Ling's for generations.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler: She severs off her own injured left arm in order to distract Wrath, so that she and Ling could escape.]]
* MaskPower: And she actually feels kinda [[{{Moe}} insecure]] when she loses it.
* MaybeEverAfter: Despite her fairly obvious feelings for Ling (and the fact that Ling doesn't deny reciprocating when Greed seems to ship them), it's never definitively stated where they stand by the end of the series.
* MeaningfulName: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Probably not the canon spelling]], but: in Chinese, the word "ranfang" means "to let off [explosives]". Fitting, considering her other go-to weapons besides kunai are [[TrickBomb grenades]].
* {{Ninja}}: She comes from Xing, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Asia, wears all black, and is very stealthy.
* NotSoBadassLongcoat: She wears a long coat after [[spoiler: losing her arm.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Lan Fan develops an early grudge against Ed because of his frequent insults to Ling, but Al notes that Lan Fan's stubbornness and determination is ''exactly'' like Ed's. And it shows when [[spoiler: she, just like Ed, declares and fulfills her promise to recover from automail surgery in an absurdly short amount of time.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: While Lan Fan does show a variety of emotional states, the number of times she's seen legitimately smiling over the course of the series can be counted on one hand.
* PraetorianGuard: To Ling [[spoiler:after he becomes Emperor. At the ending montage she can be seen standing guard partially hidden behind his throne.]]
* PrimAndProperBun: Sensible hairstyle for a ninja bodyguard.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Leaves the story to recuperate after her arm amputation and automail surgery]].
* SamusIsAGirl: Is introduced hooded and masked, and is completely silent throughout her first fight with Ed, until he shatters the mask revealing her face and consequently, gender.
* ShipTease: With Ling.
* ShrinkingViolet: Without her mask, she's rather insecure. [[spoiler: This is another thing she seems to outgrow by the end of the series, when she deliberately removes her mask to confront Wrath in his dying moments.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** Another rampant case. Ranfan/Ran Fan, Lanfan/Lan Fan, Lang Fan, Lan fun, Ranfun, Ran Fen...
** The official sketch book names her "Ranfun", but shouldn't be considered the definitive spelling, since this same volume lists Al's last name as "Elrick".
** The eyecatches of ''Brotherhood'' say it's Lan Fan.
* StealthHiBye: Like Ling, she has the ability to pop up unannounced without a single warning and in some of the most unlikely ways.
* TakeAThirdOption: Lan Fan gets injured and begs to be left behind. Ling absolutely refuses to do so even though the enemy is hot on their trail because of all the blood she's dripping. So what does she do? [[spoiler: she cuts off her arm and ties it to a stray dog to use as a diversion]].
* TakeMyHand: Refuses to let go of [[spoiler:Greed/]]Ling's hand when he and Wrath were dangling over the side of a bridge, despite his warning that [[spoiler:her automail couldn't take the strain. It actually started to tear away from her shoulder but she still wouldn't let go]].
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: She uses explosives as a distraction or when her usual hand-to-hand and knifework isn't enough, and is seen using flashbangs and smoke bombs alongside regular grenades.
* TrickBomb: Seems to prefer the regular Xing grenade and the occasional flashbang.
* {{Tsundere}}: [[BodyguardCrush Ling]] is the recipient of her ''dere''; those who dare so much as look at him the wrong way suffer her ''tsun'', thus making her Type A. However, this trait becomes downplayed to nonexistence by the end of her CharacterDevelopment.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ling. Her loyalty literally reaches life-or-limb levels.
* UnstoppableRage: Inverted, as getting into a rage over protecting Ling actually makes her fighting form sloppy and prone to mistakes. [[CombatPragmatist Ed]] takes advantage of this and insults Ling during their first fight to make her easier to fight. By the end of the story she seems to have worked on ridding this weakness of hers.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She would do anything to save Ling. Justified in that protecting him is [[BodyguardCrush her job]].
* WildGooseChase: Invoked. [[spoiler:Lan Fan cuts off her own injured arm and ties it to a stray dog so that the Fuhrer, who is following the blood trail, is thrown off.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: {{Justified|Trope}}. She has no problem with fighting May Chang (a 10/11-year-old) because the latter is also a skilled fighter who could easily kill Lan Fan (and is also a threat to her lord getting the throne).
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[[folder:Fu]]
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->Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori (JP), Kenny Green (EN), Roberto Colmenares (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Kingdom of Xing/Yao Clan\\
'''Rank''': Bodyguard\\
'''Speciality:''' Martial-Arts/Weapons Expert/Stealth]

Ling's other bodyguard and grandfather to Lan Fan.
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* AngerBornOfWorry: When he sees Lan Fan after [[spoiler: Ling has become Greed and Lan Fan lost her arm,]] he slaps her and then immediately breaks down crying.
* BadassGrandpa: Both literally (in that he's Lan Fan's actual grandfather) and figuratively (in that he's an elderly man who's still an incredibly competent fighter). Must be a BadassFamily.
* BadassMustache: He's got an impressive mustache and is pretty badass.
* CoolOldGuy: He's a freaking ''ninja''.
* DetectEvil: Like the other Xingese characters, he can sense homunculi and [[spoiler:the subterranean Philosopher's Stone]].
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He's satisfied with his death in battle, and that even though he was wounded and failed to detonate, his body still allowed Buccaneer a chance to stab Wrath.]]
* HeroicBSOD: He slaps Lan Fan when [[spoiler: he sees that she has lost her arm]], but it's less about him being angry and more about [[ThisCannotBe in denial and shock]] at the sight of [[spoiler: his mutilated granddaughter]]. [[spoiler: Then he falls to his knees and ''actually'' cries.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He tries to [[TakingYouWithMe kill both Wrath and himself with explosives]], but Wrath just destroys the wicks on the thing. Then he succeeds by letting Buccaneer run his sword through his body to finally injure Bradley.]]
* LegacyOfService: His clan served Ling's.
* MaskPower: Wears one when first introduced, although he eventually stops bothering.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Not played for laughs, but Fu is still only about as tall as Ed.
* {{Ninja}}: Like Lan Fan, he's a master in martial arts and stealth.
* OlderSidekick: To Ling, who could be his grandson.
* OldRetainer: He's been serving the Young Lord for years.
* OnlyOneName: Only ever known as Fu. It's never stated if that's his first or last name (and, if it's the former, whether or not his last name is the same as Lan Fan's).
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Goes into this mode on King Bradley when he learns what he did to his granddaughter Lan Fan.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Alternately "Fuu", "Huu", [[WhosOnFirst "Who"]]. If ''Brotherhood'''s [[http://deetersthebrotherhoodfangirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/eyecatches-ep-1-10.html eyecatches]] are anything to go by, it's officially "Fu".
* TakingYouWithMe: Tries this against King Bradley. [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Ignores Greed's warnings and fails but it enables Buccaneer to finally inflict a wound on Bradley. Which in turn allowed Scar to kill him later on.]]]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Fu's used regular grenades and flashbangs, smoke bombs, tear gas, and pepper grenades at different points, and his flashbangs in particular were key in the first battle against Pride.
* TrickBomb: Prefers tear gas grenades and flashbangs.
* WeakButSkilled: Once he intruded on the fight between Wrath and Greed, [[spoiler:Bradley started to take the fight much more seriously. Despite Fu being unable to lay a single blow on Bradley, Bradley actually complimented the older warrior for his skills, even expressing disappointment at [[WorthyOpponent having to kill him]].]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Slapped Lan Fan after seeing her [[spoiler:without her left arm]], but it was more out of [[AngerBornOfWorry worry.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: He was seemingly banking on the HeroicSacrifice trope itself to offer him protection and paralyze [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa Bradley]]]] (who isn't more than perhaps a bit winded) so it could succeed. [[spoiler:Fu ends up getting killed for it, but it still ends up helping everyone else take Wrath down.]]
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[[folder:Tim Marcoh]]
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->Voiced by: Masayuki Omoro (JP), Jerry Russell (EN), Rafael Monsalve (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': Major (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Medical Alchemy/Biological Alchemy]

A state alchemist who served in Ishval, and is credited with inventing the Philosopher's Stone. Due to his experience in the war, he deserts the military, living a quiet life as a country doctor, until trouble comes knocking on his door.
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* TheAtoner: He's wracked with guilt for [[spoiler:his role in the research and creation of Philosopher's Stones]].
* BackAlleyDoctor: In a small country town, and very competent.
* BadassBookworm: Not actually in the beat-em-up sense, but his grit and determination are pretty badass. Although he does get to show off some combat chops against Lust [[spoiler:and Envy]].
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He basically knew that Envy would track him down, knowing from experience how much the homunculi like to wreck his life]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A milder example, but by being a BadassBookworm [[spoiler:Envy finds this out the hard way. Turns out Marcoh also knows all the ''weaknesses'' of a Philosopher's Stone too, and is perfectly willing to exploit them]].
* CoolOldGuy: His spine and his determination to atone for his sins properly have only increased with age.
* DeathSeeker: On first meeting Scar, he begs the assassin to kill him.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:He deserted the military after an attack of conscience]].
* TheDogBitesBack: How does he fight back against the Homunculi's continued abuse of him? [[spoiler:He sets a massive, effective trap that Envy walks ''right'' into. The explosion nearly kills them.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:His horrifically mangled face serves as a symbol of his guilt and attempts to atone for his actions in Ishval.]]
* GrewASpine: At the beginning of the series, Marcoh had deserted the military and was hiding in a small village under a fake name, and he was so afraid of going back to his old work that he nearly shot Ed and Armstrong. By the end of the series, he's actively helping the heroes and even manages to take on [[spoiler:Envy]] in a fight.
* TheGrotesque: [[spoiler:Instead of killing him as requested, Scar disfigures him horribly, so they can travel without Marcoh being recognized.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: You thought taking out poor helpless old Marcoh would be a piece of cake, didn't you [[spoiler:Envy]]? Maybe you shouldn't have [[spoiler:taught the guy everything you knew about Philosopher's Stones, particularly the bits about homunculi being made out of them, and how to destroy them]].
* LikeAGodToMe: Tim Marcoh, being largely responsible for the near extermination of the Ishvalan race, ends up saying this to Scar, one of the surviving Ishvalans, as a sign of his own humility, but it only serves to piss Scar off (which Marcoh was ''trying'' to do).
* ManOfKryptonite: It's largely {{Downplayed}}, but [[spoiler: Marcoh is the only character to have a straight-up counter to the Homunculi, as his intimate understanding of Philosopher's Stones also gives him the knowledge of how to unmake them as well, as shown when he [[OneHitKill reduces the monstrous Envy to a tiny green slug with a single transmutation]].]]
* TheMedic: Acts as a medic and healer to the heroes.
* OneHitKill: [[spoiler:He shears off almost every soul in Envy's Philosopher's Stone with a single transmutation, turning them from a hulking green monster to a pathetically impotent pint-size echo in the space of just a few panels. For effect, the alchemical explosion Marcoh caused with this transmutation was massive enough that it had to be drawn from a good hundred or so feet away to fit on the page.]]
* StartingANewLife: He has begun a new life as a small-town doctor.
* SuicideByCop: He wants to die without his beloved village being destroyed by the Homunculi. So when Scar shows up in their compound, he tries to punch Scar's BerserkButton and make his death look like an accident. [[spoiler: Scar doesn't kill him, instead he kidnaps him and uses him to get information. Sorry, Marcoh. You were a few days worth of CharacterDevelopment too late for that.]]
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[[folder:Yoki]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Barry Yandell (EN), Ledner Belisario (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': 1st Lieutenant (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Coal Mines]

Once an insufferable and deeply corrupt bureaucrat that ran the mines in the town of Youswell, Yoki was discharged from the military when the Fullmetal Alchemist showed up for an inspection and lost all his money thanks to his own carelessness. In time, he was found by Scar, who not-entirely-willingly took Yoki on as his sidekick.
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* BelatedBackstory: In the anime, the story of how he got kicked out of the military and his history with the Brothers Elric isn't fully related until episode 38, twenty-five episodes after his first appearance.
* BreakTheHaughty: In his first chapter, he goes from a petty despot looking to climb the ranks to a bum.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Ed and Al don't even remember their first meeting with him.
* ButtMonkey: He gets absolutely zero respect from anyone around him. Ed and Al don't even remember causing his downfall. [[spoiler: He ends up becoming a professional butt monkey in the end--a circus clown.]]
* CarFu: Ramming a car against [[spoiler:Pride]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Even more in ''Brotherhood'', where he's reduced to a brief mention in episode 4 and a FreezeFrameBonus in episode 11 before showing up again in episode 13.
* ChekhovsSkill: Say what you want about him being a crappy mine proprietor, but the man knows his stuff about coal mines.
* CowardlySidekick: To Scar.
* DareToBeBadass: It takes a long time and some serious circumstances to get him to even attempt this. [[spoiler:Hitting Pride with a frikkin' car at top speed, and then staying long enough to get everyone in before making a great escape from what was ultimately a losing battle in spite of a good series of counter attacks.]] Given his expression and the obvious tears of fear running down his face, he even surprised himself. He doesn't pass up the chance to comment on it, either.
-->'''Yoki:''' "I did something! ''I did something!''"
* DirtyCoward: Before his CharacterDevelopment he was this. He has no combat skills, unlike Scar and May, so in dangerous situations, he just panicked.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody likes Yoki; he's generally abused and neglected by whichever group he joins, and the Elrics can't even recall who he is when they meet again. When Envy tried to take him hostage in an attempt to escape, everyone was perfectly fine with letting Yoki die (or at least pretended to be fine with it to call Envy's bluff).
* GettingTheBoot: During his BelatedBackstory as related in episode 38 he's shown being bodily thrown out of two different buildings.
* HiddenDepths: He's surprisingly empathetic towards Scar's plight.
* HostageSituation: Happens, but everyone convinces the hostage-taker [[YouCanKeepHer they don't care]] (at least some of them actually did).
* HumiliationConga: His life since the Elrics talked him in to giving up the title to the mine.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He convinces Marcoh to stay out of the fight with Pride until the time's right, and indeed, he and Marcoh collectively end up saving the day at precisely the best timing when the villains think they're about to win.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny a heart of]] [[HiddenHeartOfGold fool's gold]], if you will.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Slight variation in that it's more like "knows when to avoid jumping into fights," but Yoki's fully aware when he's completely outmatched.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown:
** [[spoiler:Does this to Envy after its defeat to Marcoh, verbally at least]]. Not to mention running [[spoiler:Pride]] [[CarFu down with a car]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and gloating about it]].
** In [[spoiler:Pride]]'s case, it's more like "I can't believe I'm doing this shit!" than "[[WhosLaughingNow Look who's laughing now, sucker!]]"
* LovableCoward: After his character development, he's become much better at taking action while tempering his cowardice into knowing when not to take action.
* NonActionGuy: In a WorldOfBadass, he has no combat skills. Though running [[spoiler:Pride]] down with a car was pretty badass.
* ServileSnarker: He gets some delightful sarcasm in when he thinks Scar isn't listening.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In his first appearance.
* SmugSnake: Definitely, before his HeelFaceTurn. And even now he's a bit of a slimeball.
* StartingANewLife: From corrupt government official to Scar's sidekick, and eventually becomes, of all things, a circus clown. Although given his expression in the picture revealing this, that last one was not necessarily his own choice.
* WouldHurtAChild: A flashback shows him slapping a child.
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[[folder:Izumi Curtis]]
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->Voiced by: Shoko Tsuda (JP), Creator/ChristineAuten (EN), Cittlali Godoy (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': A housewife!\\
'''Speciality:''' Martial-Arts/Alchemy without an Array]

Mentor to the Elric brothers, she taught them both alchemy and martial arts, both of which she is very much a master of. Despises State Alchemists. Believes in physical honing over focus in alchemy as a balance. Also, ''scary as hell'', especially when coercing her apprentices.
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* ActionMom: She taught Ed and Al advanced alchemy and how to kick ass while also serving as their surrogate mother.
* AerithAndBob: Her Japanese given name stands out a bit since Japan has no (known) direct counterpart in this universe, unlike Amestris which is based on a mix of Germany and England, and Xing which is based on China. [[note]]Japan does have a presence in Xingese culture in terms of some clothing, weaponry, and fighting styles, particularly those of the bodyguards Lan Fan and Fu. However, given that their names are still chinese-esque, the origins of Izumi's name remains a mystery.[[/note]]
* ApronMatron: Izumi will proudly proclaim herself a HouseWife while simultaneously [[MamaBear kicking the ass of every single person/chimera/immortal who dares to hurt her surrogate kids.]] Then she beats said surrogate kids up herself!
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Even if she roughs up Ed and Al more than necessary, it's very clear that she loves the two like they were her own children.
* BadassBookworm: When she started training the Elrics, she effortlessly dodged everything they threw at her ''while'' reciting the first lesson of alchemy from memory ''and'' reading from a cookbook simultaneously.
* BadassBystander: Her skills in alchemy and unarmed combat are both high enough to fight homunculi, but she's more interested in running her shop with her husband than saving the day for the state. When she does get dragged into conflict, it's usually personal, and the results aren't pretty.
* BadassTeacher: ''She's'' the one who taught Ed and Al alchemy.
* BattleCouple: With Sig, her husband. They are HappilyMarried and were part of the FinalBattle together.
* BerserkButton: Two.
** The military, albeit to an extent. She does not approve of their actions (or at least the State Alchemists) though she does get along with and respect individuals such as Colonel Mustang and General Olivier Armstrong.
** ''Never'' call her "old".
* BloodFromTheMouth: Tends to happen at random, completely freaking out everyone around her. Which, [[DarkComedy in a very rare form of this trope]], is usually PlayedForLaughs, including one moment when, mid-interrogation, a perp cracks when she starts vomitting blood all over him. It stops after Hohenheim rearranges her organs to compensate for her damage.
* BoobsOfSteel: She has one of the most sizable busts in the cast, second to Lust and possibly General Armstrong. And she's one of the strongest characters in the series, physically, skillfully and morally.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "''I'm a housewife!''"
** Near the end of the series she deliberately changes it to "I'm an ALCHEMIST!" indicating her intention of giving a good asskicking for the final battle.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Quite possibly one of the strongest characters in the ''[=FMA=]'' universe. She can ''aikido'' you in the air with little effort even if you're stronger than her. Just ask Sloth.
* ChekhovsGunman: While revealed a little late, she is a necessary "sacrifice" required for Father to absorb God.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Like Major General Armstrong, Izumi's voice is the deepest among the entire female cast and she's certainly one of the most dangerous.
* DisabledLoveInterest: For Sig, her husband, as she is missing several organs.
* TheDreaded: Given the TrainingFromHell they endured while under her tutelage, combined with her HairTriggerTemper, the Elric brothers are understandably ''terrified'' of her and make it a point to avoid making her mad. In fact, they often use this as a motivator, saying they can beat a villain because said villain isn't as scary as Izumi.
** During her own TrainingFromHell in the past, she had to survive the frozen wilderness alone and frequently fought off Fort Briggs soldiers and preyed upon their rations. In one month, she knocked out so many armed patrols and stole so many supplies that the notoriously competent and fearless soldiers of Fort Briggs thought they were dealing with an entire elite infiltration unit and had to issue an official report to top brass in Central. The military never officially resolved the incident and still speak of that month like a terrifying urban legend.
* DreadlockRasta: WordOfGod says they're actually microbraids.
* DreadlockWarrior: She is the Elric Brothers' teacher of both alchemy and the martial arts. In fact, she is one of, if not THE only person that they are afraid of. Albeit, as mentioned above, they aren't dreadlocks, but microbraids.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Her TrainingFromHell is only the start. She continually berates and abuses the Elrics throughout their training and well into their journey for the Philosopher's Stone. She really does mean well, and much of her anger in the present is due to concern and disappointment over some of the brothers' unwise decisions, like attempting human transmutation and enlisting in the state military.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: She is shown fending off the Elric brothers during their training with her while reading from her notes (encoded in a cookbook) as she lectures.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Winry was expecting someone huge and terrifying from the brothers' description of their teacher.
* GeniusBruiser: She'll just pummel you without breaking a sweat normally, so pray she doesn't decide to break out the alchemy too.
* GoodIsNotNice: She does not believe that painless lessons are worthwhile lessons, to put it mildly. But she is undoubtedly one of the good guys.
* HandicappedBadass: She's missing several of her internal organs and randomly coughs up BloodFromTheMouth. She is also one of the most frakkin' epic characters in the entire series. Later on, she is no longer as inhibited by her loss thanks to [[spoiler: Hohenheim's alchemy rearranging her innards.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Sig. They run their business together, he takes care of her when her illness starts up, and there are frequent lovey-dovey backgrounds when they're both on screen.
* HeroicNeutral: She discourages her pupils from mixing alchemy and world affairs and largely keeps out of the events that drive the plot until they directly affect or interest her. Her only desire is to be a happy housewife.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being introduced as TheDreaded badass who scares Ed and Al to death, when she learns they did Human Transmutation to bring their mother back to life, she hugs them and tells them it's okay, showing us that Izumi is more complex then first thought. It's later discovered that she made the same error when she tried to bring back her stillborn child.
* {{Housewife}}: Emphatically declares herself, one though the closest we see to it is working in a butcher shop with her husband.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Her husband is easily twice her size and can match muscles with Major Armstrong. NiceGuy for the most part, [[TheButcher runs a butcher shop]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes but don't make him angry]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Due to her failed attempt at human transmutation, she lost some of her internal organs (enough to where she could never give birth to a child again.) Partially fixed later, thanks to an alchemical punch to the gut from Hohenheim, who cannot give her organs back but ''can'' nullify the effects of such a loss by restructuring her innards around.
* KillerRabbit: At least when compared to her GentleGiant FaceOfAThug husband.
* KungFuWizard: In a series full of [[MagicKnight Magic Knights]], she trained two of the best. Her alchemic knowledge and abilities are easily on par with state alchemists, and her skill with martial arts is so high that she can trounce both Elrics at once, go toe to toe with Homunculi and dispatch the notoriously tough soldiers of Fort Briggs without alchemy. Her philosophy is that alchemy shouldn't be wasted on tasks humans can handle by natural means, so she puts plenty of emphasis on training and conditioning.
* LawOfInverseFertility: She and Sig had difficulty conceiving a child, and when they lost that baby, she was desperate enough to try human transmutation to revive it. She's then left completely incapable of bearing kids after Truth took out some of her organs.
* LoveAtFirstSight: With her husband after a CrashIntoHello.
* MamaBear: Her own child was stillborn and her alchemical attempts to bring it back robbed her of her organs to where she could never give birth again. Through a strange exchange of fate, ended up taking Ed and Al as students who just lost their mother. As such, she more or less became their second mother. They are very competent fighters, but hurting them will bring her wrath and she will show you why she is one of the few people whom the brothers fear.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Inverted. In a cast where genetics clearly plays a role in determining physical appearance, Izumi's ethnic background is a mystery. Her hair is in microbraids and her name and physical features are asiatic, but her maiden name, Harnet, is European.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She's revealed to be around ''thirty-eight'' throughout the course of the series (she was eighteen when training in Mt. Briggs, which is stated by soldiers about 3/4 into the series to have been twenty years ago), and doesn't look much older than thirty, if that.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Her and Sig's biological son was stillborn.
* ParentalSubstitute: Both played straight and inverted. While she primarily served as their teacher, it's pretty evident that she also serves as a strict but caring mother for them (especially given the recent passing of Trisha Elric). Appropriately enough, the Elric brothers also become the sons she never got to raise (as her own child she gave birth to was stillborn and her attempts to bringing them back resulting in her losing certain parts of her body and leaving her unable to give birth ever again.)
* PetTheDog: She's far from villainous or malicious, but most of our perspective of her comes from her interactions with the Elrics, where she seems harsh, violent and furious. But if you pay attention, she has a few moments of genuine tenderness with her beloved husband and the Elric brothers, for whom she has a sincerely maternal love and teacher's affection. And even then, her harsh interactions are out of concern for them.
* PluckyGirl: A grown-up version, but she still qualifies.
* ProverbialWisdom: Well, she doesn't speak in proverbs all the time, but when she left the brothers on the island to survive on their own, she also gave them a cryptic {{koan}}-like saying ("All is one, one is all") so they could find out its meaning.
* SexyMentor: Winry even remarks that's she's surprised at Izumi's looks, since she got the impression from the Elrics that their mentor was an evil old hag.
* ShoeSlap: Hits people with her sandals several times throughout the series.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With Sig.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: How she trains the Elric brothers: abandoning them on a mostly-deserted island with little equipment. Either they die of starvation, or learn to survive. Even that isn't enough though, as they have to understand Alchemy and its fundamental concepts or else she'll kick them out. Mind, she ''also'' made sure that they'd be okay by leaving someone else on the island to check up on them, which is more than ''she'' got while undergoing the same "training" in the frozen mountains of Briggs.
* SuperStrength: She effortlessly judo-throws ''Sloth''. If any unaugmented human in this series qualifies, it's Izumi.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: When she learns the Elric Brothers did Human Transmutation, she expels them, stating that she cannot forgive them for such a thing. In reality, it's much more complicated [[spoiler: namely in that it reminds of her own attempt to bring back her stillborn child the same way they would try to bring back their mother.]]
* ToughLove: She's hard on Ed and Al ''because'' she loves and cares for them, [[spoiler: and empathizes with their pain since she ''also'' tried to use alchemy to bring a loved one back.]]
* TrainingFromHell: She subjects the Elric brothers to this, to the extent that the very mention of her name makes them tremble with fear. Which is nothing next to the training she endured. It involved Mt. Briggs and [[BearsAreBadNews fighting bears]], which we get to see more of in the 3rd OVA. Some of her exploits surviving out there include pilfering military bases for supplies--read that again, ''she stole from [[BadassArmy Briggs]] and got away with it.''
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A as she seems to be 'tsun' when not putting up a "sweet housewife" front, but is unbelievably 'dere' with her husband.
* TwoFirstNames: "Curtis" can also be used as a first name.
* UtilityMagic: She is critical of people too liberally treating alchemy as this. When a local boy brings her a broken toy, she fixes it with tools. He thought she would use alchemy, but she says that no alchemists should become too dependent on alchemy solving all their problems, especially ones they can fix themselves. This attitude may be born of [[spoiler: her traumatic attempt to resurrect her baby instead of accepting his death, creating an abomination and costing her some pieces of her organs.]]
* WaifFu: Looks like a typical {{housewife}}, but manage to to set off her HairTriggerTemper and you're in for a pretty solid ass beating. And you better pray you don't make her angry enough to use her alchemy. [[spoiler:She tosses ''Sloth'', the fastest homunculus and who's built like a tank to boot, like he weighed ''nothing.'' This move completely floored the Armstrong siblings, who had been on the ropes after fighting Sloth.]]
* WomenPreferStrongMen: If her relationship with Sig implies anything about her taste in men, it's this. In a humorous flashback, it's revealed that she was attracted to Sig at first sight, and fell head over heels when he effortlessly picked up the bear corpse she had dropped.
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[[folder:Sig Curtis]]
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->Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Bob Carter (EN), Ramón Aguilera (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Super-Strength]

Izumi's husband. A meat butcher who is very protective of his wife, often accompanying her on her travels around Amestris. Despite his imposing face and stature, he is a loving husband and usually gentle man.
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* AmazonChaser: Not much of his past or personality are revealed, but the fact that he's married to Izumi certainly shows he doesn't mind women who are inhumanly strong and ferociously assertive. They first met and fell for each other when Izumi was running through town with an enormous bear corpse slung over her shoulder like a sack of potatoes, which he completely took in stride.
* BadassBeard: He's got a well-groomed beard that alludes to his masculinity and discipline.
* BadassNormal: Alchemy? No. ''Really big muscles?'' '''Yes.''' Say bye, [[spoiler:Sloth the homunculus]].
* BattleCouple: With Izumi, his wife. They are HappilyMarried and were part of the FinalBattle together.
* BerserkButton: Other men hitting on his wife is just about the only thing that can drive him to violence.
* BigBeautifulMan: [[ChubbyChaser His wife]] evidently appreciates his size and chub.
* TheBigGuy: In every sense of the term. [[spoiler:During the battle with Sloth, Izumi tosses Sloth in the air, Sig punches him. Rinse, repeat.]]
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: An absolutely colossal man who has no problem cracking skulls, he's also a GentleGiant who is extremely HappilyMarried to Izumi and surprisingly fond of the Elric brothers, in his own quiet way.
* FaceOfAThug: Ironic, given his wife's violent tendencies. He even looked like a crime boss [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100502071320/fma/images/7/7f/YoungSig.jpg when he was younger]].
* GentleGiant: Slightly downplayed. He's mostly a nice guy, but can be somewhat cold at times.
* HamToHamCombat: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Engages in an epic muscle-flexing pose-off duel with fellow manly-man Alex Louis Armstrong.]] The two immediately become friends after [[ClothingDamage destroying their shirts]] without exchanging a single word, in what observers can only describe as "a friendship forged entirely by muscle."
** In ''Brotherhood'', they become [[BashBrothers Ham-to-Ham Bash Brothers.]] [[spoiler: They kill Sloth immediately afterwards.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Izumi. They run their business together, he takes care of her when her illness starts up, and there are frequent lovey-dovey backgrounds when they're both on screen.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: It's not that Izumi's particuarly small, but almost any woman (and man) is tiny next to him.
* NotSoStoic: His default expression is a terrifying glower and he rarely speaks, but his love for his wife is powerful enough to stir him. He beams when they embrace, worries when she exerts herself and is [[BerserkButton enraged when people flirt with, threaten or harm her]].
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His and Izumi's biological son was stillborn.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[DownplayedTrope A downplayed example]], but given how he mentions how the boys have grown and petting them on the head affectionately, it appears he does have a form of parental affection for them. It's just much more subtle than that of Izumi's, who is more open (albeit in a tsundere sort of way) with her maternal feelings toward the Elric brothers.
* SatelliteCharacter: He's never seen without being at his wife's side so little is known about him beyond his relationship with her.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Flowers and butterflies literally pelt anyone nearby whenever he and Izumi have a moment. Which is [[RunningGag every time they're on screen together.]]
* StoutStrength: Sig is noticeably portly, especially compared to fellow big-beefy-guy Major Armstrong, but he's still freakishly strong. He's kind of got that "retired football player" look going for him.
* TwoFirstNames: "Curtis" can also be used as a first name.
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[[folder:Pinako Rockbell]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Juli Erickson (EN), Creator/MamiKoyama (JP - Young), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN - Young), Valentina Toro (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Mechanic]

Winry's aged -- but still very spry -- grandmother. Pinako is a master automail engineer who taught Winry everything she knows; it was she who first applied Ed's prosthetic limbs. Also Hohenheim's old drinking buddy.
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* CoolOldLady: A pipe-smoking automail mechanic.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: In her youth. She and Hohenheim were drinking buddies.
* HonoraryUncle: Ed and Al frequently refer to her as "granny."
* IWasQuiteALooker: And about three feet taller.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Seriously, she must have lost about half her height during menopause.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was that happened between her and Dominic back in her younger days. He's very traumatized by it (and terrified of her as a result), but she hasn't mentioned it.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Her son and daughter-in-law were killed during the Ishval Civil War.
* ParentalSubstitute: To her granddaughter, then later to her buddy's two sons as well.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She ridicules Ed's lack of height with impunity (though usually when he has it coming).
* SecretKeeper: Having known Hohenheim for decades, she realizes that he must age slowly, if at all, yet she does not tell Ed and Al (or Winry) of this fact, instead leaving that up to their father.
* SmokingIsCool: Her wooden pipe is a permanent fixture on her person.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She fit this quite well with Major Armstrong during his time at her house.
* WomenAreWiser: Her straightforward attitude helps keep other characters stay grounded.
* WrenchWench: Taught Winry everything she knows.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Trisha Elric]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/YoshinoTakamori (JP), Yuuki Mitsugi (JP - Young), Creator/LydiaMackay (EN), Maritza Rojas (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' None]

The common-law wife of Van Hohenheim and the mother of Edward and Alphonse Elric. She was a sweet, gentle woman who was loved dearly by her entire family, even by Hohenheim, who despite having left them, was reluctant to do so. Trisha tries to last until his return, though she ultimately dies of an illness. Ed and Al's attempt to revive her with human transmutation set the events of the series in motion.
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* DeathByOriginStory: Died of an illness about five years ago and gave birth to the Fullmetal Alchemist.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Ed and Al remember her as the best thing that ever happened to them.
* GoodParents: She encouraged her sons' alchemy talent, did her best to let them know their father loves them, and generally made it obvious why Ed and Al wanted her back so badly. The Tankobon Omake where she's shown flying up to Heaven even has her apologizing to the audience for her sons' crazy antics.
* HappilyMarried: She and Hohenheim weren't officially married, but they lived happily together for several years.
* {{Housewife}}: She stayed home and raised the kids while their father was out.
* IWillWaitForYou: Only death put an end to this. [[spoiler: The manga confirms that her and Hohenheim's souls find each other in the afterlife.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Hohenheim. He was hundreds of years old by the time he met her and they fell in love. In the anime, it's implied he knew her since she was a little girl.
* MissingMom: Died before the start of the series.
* MotherlySidePlait: Page image because she's a stellar example of the modest and maternal nature of it.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: It's her death that kickstarts a good part of the plot.
* PosthumousCharacter: She died when Ed and Al were children, causing them to perform the human transmutation that kicked off most of the plot.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:With Hohenheim. He goes to her grave and waits for the last bit of his Philosopher's Stone to run out. An omake shows them being reunited.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Barry the Chopper]]
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->Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (JP), Creator/JerryJewell (EN), Jason Grundy (EN - Human body), Carlos Vitale (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Homunculi\\
'''Rank''': Prisoner #66\\
'''Speciality:''' Knives/Swordsmanship]

A serial killer that guards the hidden laboratory used to create the red stones. After being used as a subject in transmutation experiments, his soul was placed into a suit of armor not unlike Al's. While he works for both Roy and the Homunculi over the course of the story, he doesn't really care as long as he gets to chop stuff up.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: For Riza, who could really care less about him
* AffablyEvil: He can be a surprisingly friendly guy for an insane, murderous sociopath.
* AmazonChaser: The women he wants most to chop up are Lust and Riza.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:After being destroyed by Lust, he is stuck in a tiny piece of armor, alone in a secret room and unable to move. [[DeathByIrony It gets fixed quickly though.]]]]
* AnimatedArmor: His soul is sealed into an otherwise empty suit of armor, which serves as his new body.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Gives one to another suit of armor.
* AxCrazy: This is why he was executed in the first place.
* BreakThemByTalking: Gives one mighty lecture to Al, leaving the poor boy questioning his own existence. Note that he was just making crap up to stall and not basing it on any flaws he saw in Al.
* TheButcher: One of his nicknames, and he actually worked as a butcher in the past.
* ComedicSociopath: His goofy overreactions, unrequited devotion to Hawkeye and utter ineptitude in fighting Al are all hilarious, and even his casual, almost playful bloodlust comes across as almost endearing at times, but don't forget he was a serial killer in life and is still motivated by the same urges.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Killed by his own body after he'd gotten excited about killing it.]]
* DualWielding: With meat cleavers.
* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Essentially what happens to him in the end.]]
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Well, "friend" may be a bit of a stretch, but nobody seems to give a damn about what happened to him after [[spoiler:Lust destroyed his armor.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[TokenEvilTeammate Though not much of one]]. Even when working for Roy, he's still a psychotic killer. Probably the only reason he doesn't cut up his allies is because Riza tells him not to.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: At his most heroic he is still a sociopath but his love of cutting things up is played for laughs.
* IgnoredEnemy: He constantly threatens the heroes, but they have more dangerous enemies to deal with.
* IHaveManyNames: Not that anyone cares to listen to the list.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: He measures the attractiveness of women on how much he wants to "chop" them -- voluptuous characters like Lust and Riza are to his taste, but [[AmbiguousGender Envy]] was far too stringy. He also claims that Maria was "almost good enough to chop up" after she manages to talk herself into escaping prison.
* LaughablyEvil: He doesn't have any redeeming qualities, but ''damned'' if he isn't funny. Becomes more [[AntiHero Laughably Anti-Heroic]], post-HeelFaceTurn.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: He falls for Riza after she [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps him.]]
* LoveRedeems: His HeelFaceTurn was prompted by him falling for Riza.
* NightmareFetishist: His original body, now a mindless zombie, constantly chases him on orders from the Homunculi. Being close to him affects his blood seal and threatens to destroy both of them; according to him, his body's effect on his seal feels good. Also, rather then stay the heck away from it, Barry gleefully chases it because he finds to the idea of murdering his own flesh to be really cool. [[spoiler: Too bad he got killed in the process.]] This is later made extra-ironic in that [[spoiler:given the eventual [[{{Synchronization}} relationship]] Al is shown to have with his body (which is in the gate), killing his own body would have likely caused his soul to be destroyed anyway]]!
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's actually quite fast and extremely deadly, and his armor form gives him the same pseudo-invincibility that make Slicer brothers and Al so formidable. Though he's more than a match for any normal human, he's a joke compared to the alchemists, homunculi and elite soldiers that he's usually up against.
* PetTheDog: Doesn't want to stand by and let Maria Ross get convicted of a crime she didn't commit.
* PsychoForHire: He really doesn't care who he's working for as long as they let him chop. This is downplayed after his HeelFaceTurn.
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims: He fondly remembers the 22 people he chopped up and uses it as the reason to justify his existence.
* SerialKiller: Started after he decided there wasn't much difference between cutting up beef and cutting up humans.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Roy keeps him on a proverbial leash and points him at his own enemies. Since all Barry cares about is chopping things up he charges in that direction. Although he's much more restrained than before, since he only goes after [[AssholeVictim the Homunculi and his possessed body]].
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: His main reason for leaving the Homunculi is because they regarded him as such.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The Homunculi tried to do this to him. [[spoiler: It took a while, and he definitely played a small thorn in their sides, but they ultimately succeeded.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Truth]]
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->Voiced by: Various (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN), José Méndez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Truth\\
'''Speciality:''' Everything]

Mysterious guardian of the Gates, claims to be "Reality", "the World", and "{{God}}". Not having a form of his own, he takes on the outline of whoever approaches him. Whenever someone attempts human transmutation, (except those who have the Philosopher's Stone) he forces them to pay a toll for trepassing in God's domain. However, he always gives them alchemical skill and knowledge proportional to their sacrifice. Despite his apparent neutrality, he seems to take sadistic pleasure in his tolls, often giving out ironic punishments. Because of him, Ed and Al have lost their limbs and body, and Izumi has lost several internal organs.
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* BargainWithHeaven: In contrast with his [[DealWithTheDevil usual modus operandi]], at the end of the series [[spoiler:Ed offered his ability to perform Alchemy ever again in exchange for Al's body. Truth tried to tempt Ed to cancel the deal, but seeing Ed was confident his friends are worth more than Alchemy, Truth was absolutely overjoyed, congratulated Ed for giving the right answer and let him claim the ultimate reward in return.]]
* TheBlank: It's a mere silhouette, unless it's grinning creepily or ''[[BodyHorror wearing someone else's stolen face]]''.
* BrownNote: Kind of; looking at him won't kill you or drive you insane, but it does come with [[BodyHorror a hefty viewing fee]]. And there are ''NO'' exceptions...
* DealWithTheDevil: And you don't even have to ''initiate'' the deal, he enforces it whenever you do human transmutation. On one side, you get your [[AnArmAndALeg punishment.]] On the other hand, he gives you the knowledge to perform circleless alchemy in return. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Ed initiated such deal with Truth: losing his ability to perform Alchemy ever again, in exchange for Al's body. Subverted in that while the cost is indeed great, both parties are satisfied with the arrangement, ''especially'' Truth who remarked that someone finally got the right answer.]]
* EmpathicShapeshifter: Downplayed. He doesn't change shape according to your mood, but he does change to match your appearance. Ed saw him as a CreepyChild, Izumi saw him as a taller, more feminine looking adult, [[spoiler:Roy]] saw him as a tall muscular man and [[spoiler:Father]] saw him as a [[spoiler:shadowy ball of nothingness]].
* GoodIsNotNice: Truth-kun appears to exact the proper toll from anyone who attempts human transmutation. This is never pleasant. [[spoiler: His primary method of dealing with the people before him is being CruelToBeKind; his main goal is to teach alchemists that alchemy isn't everything. When Edward figures that out, Truth is overjoyed and lets the deal to reclaim Al's body be made.]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: When Ed finally learns his lesson, The Truth is overjoyed and is happy to let Al return to the real world.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: The form he takes is humanoid, but featureless--barring whatever toll he just exacted from you.
* IHaveManyNames: "One name you might have for me is 'the world', or perhaps 'the universe', or perhaps 'God' or perhaps 'The Truth'. I am all and I am one. So this also means that I am ''you''."
* IronicHell: Ironic punishment anyway, inflicted on those who attempt to raise the dead.
--> (To [[spoiler: Homunculus]]) [[IronicEcho "Despair to the conceited."]]
* JerkassGods: The Truth reflects the individuals who stand before him, and we usually encounter him from ''[[NayTheist Ed's]]'' perspective. This ensues. [[spoiler: Turned up to eleven when Father is finally dragged before him for judgment]].
* KarmaHoudini: It's ''never'' brought to task for [[DisproportionateRetribution taking away Al's body and Ed's leg for wanting to see their mother again]], or for blinding Roy for forcing the Gate open [[MisplacedRetribution when it wasn't even his call in the first place]]. Yes, it's all fine and noble to not want people playing God... but in the above two cases, in theory a simple lecture and warning should have sufficed. Ironically, he appears to be some embodiment of karma itself...
* KarmicTrickster: The Equivalent exchange incarnate... has a [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor certain sense of humour]], yes.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: What he does to [[spoiler: Father]] in the end.
* LaserGuidedKarma: ''Personified''. The payment for human transmutation is a Living IronicHell. [[DisproportionateRetribution Whether it's deserved]] [[MisplacedRetribution or even aimed at the guilty party]] is another matter entirely.
* LightIsNotGood: Regardless of his moral alignment, he is still a sadistic white... thing who viciously punishes anything that ends up at the gate.
* TheOmniscient: It's all knowing. It can give you knowledge too, for [[AnArmAndALeg the right price...]]
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: While his methods are extreme, the Truth's ultimate goal is to stop people from playing God, which is arguably entirely justified. Furthermore, everyone who has gone through the suffering has become better for it and knowing their lesson.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Whenever the Truth is shown, it always shown as a [[PerpetualSmiler Perpetual]] {{Slasher Smile}}r. It only drops this smile twice; [[spoiler: once when it loses patience in Father and dishes out his punishment, and the second time in complete disbelief when Ed offers his alchemy in exchange for Al.]]
* PetTheDog:
** May genuinely respect Al, after [[spoiler:Al gives up getting back his body to help save Amestris.]]
** Gets an even bigger one with Ed, after he [[spoiler:surrenders his alchemy:]]
--->'''Truth''': [[spoiler: That was the correct answer, Alchemist. You have defeated Truth. Take your prize. All of it.]]
** In the English ''Brotherhood'' dub, his line calls back to the Japanese version's "VoiceOfTheLegion of the subject" thing which the English dub only does with this one line in episode 63.
--->'''Truth:''' [[spoiler:"YOU'VE DONE IT! THAT'S THE RIGHT ANSWER! GOOD JOB! YOU BEAT ME! GO AHEAD! TAKE HIM HOME! THE BACK DOOR IS RIGHT OVER THERE! GOODBYE, EDWARD ELRIC!"]]
** While taking [[spoiler:Roy Mustang's]] sight may seem like a KickTheDog moment, given that he didn't perform human transmutation by his own will (he was forced bodily into it), compared to people who lost limbs or organs, blindness is an extremely light toll and he still gave him the ability to transmute without a circle. On top of that, said character is constantly attended to by [[spoiler:''Riza Hawkeye'']], who completely mitigates this punishment's practical applications. Furthermore, it was only a temporary handicap because Dr. Marcoh's PhilosophersStone was used to cure him. Something that a keeper of a gate with all knowledge inside referring to itself as things like "reality", "the world", "all", "one", "you", and "God", would know.
* PhraseCatcher: When an unfortunate alchemist asks who/what he is, Truth always gives the same answer.
-->'''Truth''': I am "the world". Or perhaps "the universe". I am "God". I am "Truth". I am "all". I am "one". And... I am ''you.''
* RuleOfSymbolism: According to Father anyway, who speculates that the prices Truth extracts from people for performing Human Transmutation are related to their reasons for performing it.
** Ed lost a leg and Alphonse, Ed's way to 'stand by himself' and his 'only family'.
*** Ed sacrificed his right arm to get his brother back, his "right hand man" if you will.
** Al lost his entire body so he 'cannot feel the mother's warmth as he craved'.
** Izumi lost 'her capacity to nurture the seed of life'.
** And [[spoiler: Mustang]] lost his eyesight, 'denying him to see what his beloved nation will become'.
* ShadowArchetype: Though in an odd way. It is the approximate size [[spoiler:and shape]] of anyone attempting to converse with it. [[spoiler: In chapter 108 when Homunculus talks to it, Truth takes the shape of a small sphere, just like Homunculus.]]
** WordOfGod is that [[spoiler: every alchemist has their own Truth-kun - (s)he is the part of the One that connects to the All that is the world.]] The last chapter confirms this.
** It probably also reflects their personalities. [[spoiler:It is JerkAss to Edward, nice to Al, and unrelentingly cruel to Father]].
* SlasherSmile: Its only genuine facial feature.
** [[spoiler:It gives a genuine, non-slasher one as part of his hearty congratulation when Ed achieves the "truth behind the truth" and gives his own gate as toll for his Al]].
** [[spoiler:It also drops the smile for a disappointed frown when it banishes Father[=/=]Homunculus.]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Gives one to Father[=/=]Homunculus right before having its own gate swallow it]].
* TricksterMentor: It was this to Ed all along. [[spoiler: It wanted Ed to learn that there was more to life than alchemy.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion:
** This even takes on the quality of being a legion variant of the voice of whoever he's talking to.
** [[spoiler:When congratulating Ed for the "truth behind the truth", his voice changes into a legion crossover between Ed and Al's.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Greed's Chimeras
[[folder:Group as a Whole]]

A group of chimeras who were experimented on by the military. They were presumably busted out by Greed, and now follow him.
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* AntiVillain: They're part of the criminal world, but it's only because they don't have anywhere else to go.
* PettingZooPeople: Each one has characteristics of a different animal and limited VoluntaryShapeshifting based on that.
* TrueCompanions: They're very loyal to each other and Greed.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: They all ended up sacrificing their lives for Greed.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roa]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roa11.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (JP), John Gremillion (EN)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)/Devil's Nest\\
'''Rank''': Black-Ops (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' SuperStrength/Hammer]

The big guy, and part cow. He faces off against Armstrong during Bradley's raid.
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* DropTheHammer: Used a fairly large one in battle until Armstrong destroyed it.
* ALoadOfBull: He's part bull, and he grows bull's horns when he transforms.
* MightyGlacier: Just as strong if not stronger than Major Armstrong, but a bit slower.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can transform into a bull.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Martel]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/martel11.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Creator/TiffanyGrant (EN), Valeria Castillo (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)/Devil's Nest\\
'''Rank''': Black-Ops (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Knives/Flexibility]

Part Snake. She goes forces herself inside Al's armor to slow him down, during Greed's bid for immortality.
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Martel/Marta is a good-looking young woman with great flexibility, a contrast to the more overt mutations of other chimera characters. In particular, the other reptilian chimera, Bido, is fairly ugly.
* FragileSpeedster: She's fast and flexible, but also smaller than the other chimeras. She uses her speed to get into Al's armour but it doesn't stop her from being stabbed by Bradley when she's unable to move.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Stabbed by Bradley.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large tribal tattoo on her right hand side from her cheek down to her shoulder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dolcetto]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dolcetto11.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/AnriKatsu (JP), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN), Jorge Marín (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)/Devil's Nest\\
'''Rank''': Black-Ops (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Swordsmanship]

Part dog. Greed's most loyal subordinate.
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* CoolSword: Uses a katana.
* FragileSpeedster: Very quick, but not bulky like Roa.
* FurryReminder: Greed mentions that he lifts his leg when he pees. Judging from his reaction, he'd rather not have people know that.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted in two senses: he is consistently beaten in combat in general, but his death ultimately is at the hands of [[spoiler:Wrath, who wields straight-edged Western cavalry sabers]].
* TheNoseKnows: Naturally, given which animal he is.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even more than the others, which he attributes this to his doglike nature.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bido]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bido11_7472.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN), Fernando Márquez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Devil's Nest (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Agility]

Part lizard. Greed's messenger, and the only survivor of Bradley's raid.
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* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler:Disappears from the story after becoming the SoleSurvivor of Wrath's massacre of his buddies. Then reappears just to stumble into Father's base and get killed by Greed II, causing Greed II to recover the original Greed's GeneticMemory.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Greed II stabs him through the gut when Bido tries to remind Greed of who he is.]]
* LizardFolk: He uses it to climb walls.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Only appears in a handful of episodes and is offed fairly quickly, but his death [[spoiler:triggers Greed's HeelFaceTurn, which in turn plays a large part in derailing Father's plan]].
[[/folder]]

!!Kimblee's Chimeras
[[folder:Group as a Whole]]

A group of chimeras that Kimblee brought with him to Briggs - knowing that he can't trust Armstrong's men. Eventually, all four are left for dead by Kimblee, and all end up betraying him in the end. Zampano and Jerso join up with Marcoh and Scar, while Darius and Heinkel save Edward after he was nearly killed by Kimblee, then join him and Greed later on. They generally act as additional muscle for the heroes.
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* BadassBookworm: Zampano and Jerso do some research on Scar to anticipate his behavior and counter his close-range fighting style, while Darius and Heinkel know enough chemistry to recite the components of dynamite and nitroglycerin at Ed's request.
* BadassCrew: Chimeras are much stronger than the usual soldier, but these four are clear standouts. They can easily go toe-to-toe with Homunculi, or even Scar!
** Hell, Zampano and Darius even help out taking down [[spoiler:Father]].
* TheBigGuy: They're all powerhouses who don't contribute much outside of being good in a fight.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Ed and Al (or just Ed in the case of Darius and Heinkel), who beat them in combat on the first try.
** Al persuades the Briggs troops to spare Zampano and Jerso, who promise to help the heroes' investigation into the Central conspiracy.
** After Kimblee blasts all three of them to the bottom of a mine shaft, Ed uses alchemy to push heavy rubble off of Darius and Heinkel and unpin them. In return, they help Ed remove a girder from his gut and look after him as he recovers before joining the heroes' side proper with Greed.
* EliteMooks: They're a step up from regular Central soldiers both with and without their chimeric enhancements, and Ed needs a bit of brainpower to win his fights with them. This naturally leads to them being valuable allies after they desert Kimblee.
* HeelFaceTurn: All of them betray Kimblee and join Ed.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Jerso, Zampano, Darius, and Heinkel can shift between human and half-animal forms at will.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: This must be the reason why Kimblee doesn't bother to help Darius and Heinkel from the mineshaft collapse, which leads to their HeelFaceTurn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Zampano]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zampano11_819.png]]
->Voiced by: Takashi Hikida (JP), Chris Rager (EN), Jorge Marín (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Operative\\
'''Speciality:''' SuperStrength/Quills]

One of Kimblee's original chimeras, a warthog. After defecting, he and Jerso join Marcoh and Scar to unravel the secrets of the country-wide transmutation circle.
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* BadBadActing: Envy accuses him of this [[spoiler:when he's leading them to the heroes. While he was good enough to trick Envy in the first place]], Zampano does sound a little forced during this part.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jerso.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Like Jerso, he's ashamed enough of his chimera form that he doesn't want to see his family until he's back to normal.
* PigMan: In his chimera form.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: After joining the heroes, he seems to be revealed as TheMole and calls Envy to alert him of their location. Actually he never turned on the heroes, and the call was a trick to lead Envy into a trap.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When still on Kimblee's side his glasses give off this effect, especially in comparison to Heinkel who's glasses are normally see through. When he defects, he's much more emotive and the glasses lose this effect becoming OpaqueLenses.
* SpikeShooter: He can eject spikes from his back when in chimera form.
* WalkingTheEarth: Jerso and Zampano become Al's bodyguards and accompany him in his travels while searching for a way to return to being normal human beings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jerso]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jerso11.png]]
->Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP), Creator/AndrewLove (EN), Ledner Belisario (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Operative\\
'''Speciality:''' Agility/Adhesive Saliva]

A chimera who takes the form of a toad. After defects with Zampano, he joins Scar and Marcoh in an effort to stop Father.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Befitting a man who's half-toad, Jerso can leap great distances despite his girth.
* FrogMen: In his chimera form, he's a large yellow bulbous anthropomorphic toad.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Zampano.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Much like Zampano, Jerso mentions that he's too ashamed to go see his family again due to his chimera form.
* SuperSpit: Jerso can spit or drool large globs of sticky, adhesive saliva that hamper his opponents' movement.
* WalkingTheEarth: Jerso and Zampano become Al's bodyguards and accompany him in his travels while searching for a way to return to being normal human beings.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darius]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/darius11_5557.png]]
->Voiced by: Masuo Amada (JP), George Manley (EN), Emerson Gutiérrez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Greed's Gang\\
'''Rank''': Operative\\
'''Speciality:''' SuperStrength]

Kimblee's former henchman who takes the form of a Gorilla. After he and Heinkel are left for dead by Kimblee, they're both saved by a dying Edward. They in turn, save him and become his TrueCompanions.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: In the 4-Koma Theater animated shorts, he seems attracted to men. On the main series, he shows disappointment when Heinkel's lion form does not have paw pads, implying he fantasized about his furry form.
* BadassDriver: Shows a cool head when at the wheel during a car chase in the snowy, slippery northern part of Amestris.
* HeroicBuild: He and Armstrong could get along quite well considering his physique.
* KillerGorilla: Darius the Gorilla; he's fittingly a formidable brute strength fighter.
* MightyGlacier: Not as fast as the other chimeras, relies on brute strength.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Ed continues to dub him "Mr. Gorilla" despite Darius telling him his name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Heinkel]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/heinkel11_6080.png]]
->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Bradley Campbell (EN), Guillermo Martínez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Greed's Gang\\
'''Rank''': Operative\\
'''Speciality:''' SuperStrength/Agility/Marksmanship]

Kimblee's chimera who betrayed him along with Darius after they were both left for dead. He's half lion.
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* BadassMustache: He's plenty badass in lion form, and Darius has a mustache when human.
* BigDamnHeroes: An injured and battered Heinkel ends up being the one who saves Alphonse and Marcoh from Pride and Kimblee.
* TheDogBitesBack: He ''literally'' bites [[spoiler:Kimblee's]] neck, gashing his windpipe and fatally injuring him.
* GunsAkimbo: When he's not in lion mode.
* HiddenDepths: Between himself and Darius, they're able to correctly list all the chemical components of Dynamite.
* LightningBruiser: Helps being a lion.
* TheNoseKnows: Uses his lion's sense of smell to track down Pride in the dark. [[spoiler:Never has an audience been so overwhelmingly happy to see a lion track down and maul a seven-year-old boy]].
* NotQuiteDead: Darius is ''nearly'' mortally-wounded during the fight with [[spoiler:Pride and Kimblee]], but he's saved by Marcoh showing up just in time.
* OhCrap: When he realizes that the banging noise he's been hearing is [[spoiler:Pride transmitting their location via Morse Code]].
* PantheraAwesome: He can turn into a lion hybrid.
* PragmaticHero: He ''convinces Al to fight with a Philosopher's Stone'' by telling him that it would be wrong to keep those souls from fighting to save the day, and by doing so, he significantly evens the battle with Pride and Kimblee.
* WouldntHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Feels bad attacking Pride but does so anyways because he knows he's not human.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Minor Characters

[[folder:Rosé Thomas]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rose11.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN), Maythe Guedez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' None]

A young girl living in the Eastern Amestrian town of Liore. A former Letoist adherent, Rosé was a devout follower of the false prophet Cornello until Edward and Alphonse Elric intervened in the priest's deception of the townspeople and opened her eyes to the truth.
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* BreakTheCutie: Her faith in God and that her loved ones will come back to her is stripped away and she feels like she's lost everything. However, Ed tells her to use her two strong legs to keep walking, allowing her to get back on her feet.
* IdiotHair: Like most characters, she has one piece of hair that sticks up.
* MulticoloredHair: Her hair is pink in the front and dark in the back.
* NiceGirl: Sweet and well-meaning; she tries to be polite to Ed and Al even when she thinks they're insulting her faith, and Rosé is later shown helping out the Liore reconstruction by cooking food for people.
* TheTragicRose: She was an orphan and her boyfriend died, leaving her with no one. Father Cornello promised her a way to bring her boyfriend back, so she became a devout Letoist follower. Turns out Cornello was a fake. After Ed and Al reveal to her the truth, she breaks down.
* WomanInWhite: She wore a white dress in her first appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Father Cornello]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cornello11_5024.png]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SeizoKato (JP), Andy Mullins (EN), [[Creator/RubenLeon Rubén Leon]] (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Church of Leto/Homunculi\\
'''Rank:''' High Priest\\
'''Speciality:''' Weapon Alchemy]

The first villain the Elrics go up against, Cornello was the leader of the Church of Leto, a cult that controlled the town of Liore. In reality, he was a power-hungry alchemist whose "miracles" were actually performed with a Philosopher's Stone. What Cornello didn't know was that he was an UnwittingPawn for Father, and as soon as he outlived his usefulness, Lust and Gluttony killed him.
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* BaldOfEvil: He's completely bald, and, yep, he turns out to be evil.
* BigBadWannabe: Wants power, but is shown to be rather pathetic as a fighter, and is just shown to be a pawn of the homunculus.
* BodyHorror: The fake philosopher stone recoils as he's trying to make a machine gun and turns his right arm into a mess of metal and flesh.
* CardCarryingVillain: An aging bald man who wants to take over the world? Generic? [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded brilliantly by Ed.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:He learns that he's as expendable a pawn as the followers he recruited right before Lust kills him and, in the manga, refers to ''her'' father and setting him up as the one who's really been pulling the strings in Liore.]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: How the Elrics take him down.
* GoodShepherd: He built his cult based on this image: a wise and benevolent religious figure. He's actually a SinisterMinister because he plans to use his cult to build an army.
* HulkingOut: Does so in this version as a last resort against Elric. It doesn't work as Elric tranmutes a giant fist to take him down.
* LightIsNotGood: A catholic-looking priest spreading a religion based on a sun god [[spoiler:that looks like Father]]?
* PathOfInspiration: The Leto cult.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes get red when he hulks out using the Stone -- not that it makes him any more dangerous to Ed.
* SinisterMinister: He's a false prophet working for the Homunculi.
* StarterVillain: Normally, he would last a single chapter, but it was to introduce how badass Ed is.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He convinces everyone that he's a holy man when he's really a fraud out for power. Ed exposes him using an EngineeredPublicConfession, but even after this, once the Elrics leave the city, Envy uses his shapeshifting powers to impersonate Cornello, successfully regaining enough followers to plunge the city into civil war, a perfect pretext for Amestrian military intervention.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Provides the page picture, being killed by Lust and Gluttony after his defeat, which was engineered to further their plans.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shou Tucker]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shou11_7934.png]]
->Voiced by: Makoto Nagai (JP) Creator/ChuckHuber (EN), Manuel Bastos (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military\\
'''Rank''': Major\\
'''Speciality:''' Biological Alchemy]

The "Sewing-Life" alchemist, who specializes in creating Chimeras. He allows Edward and Alphonse to look into his research as he tries to prepare for the annual reviews.
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* AssholeVictim: The first State Alchemist Scar kills. The Elric brothers don't seem to care about his death. The author even acknowledges this, as he is the only one to end up in Hell during Arakawa's "In Memorium" comics. Even [[AxCrazy Envy]], [[SerialKiller Barry]], [[TheSociopath Lust]] and [[MadBomber Kimblee]] ended up in Heaven, so it really puts into perspective how horrible Tucker was.
* EvilIsPetty:
** Sacrificed his family for a ''research grant'', first his [[DeathSeeker wife]], then his [[BreakTheCutie daughter and her dog]].
** In the ''Brotherhood'' anime, they add a scene after Ed's done beating the stuffing out of him and while Al's [[spoiler: trying to comfort Nina/Alexander]]. Shou just crawls up to his nearly-broken State Alchemist pocketwatch on the floor and happily declares that he'll get to ''keep his job''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Maintains a jovial appearance even though it's incredibly clear that he doesn't give a shit about anyone else.
* ForScience: The primary reason why he turned [[spoiler: his daughter and dog into a monster]]? To see if he could.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: And zero remorse about turning his wife, and later his daughter and dog, into twisted abominations, for that matter.
* FreudianExcuse: He claims he was in utter poverty before he became a State Alchemist, and is desperate to keep his title. Doesn't come anywhere ''near'' justification for what he did though.
* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler: Uses his own wife and daughter as experiments in order to keep his job]].
* HateSink: Nothing about Tucker's TrueColors are sympathetic, cool, or funny. Even the financial justifications he gives for his actions just come across as the worst kind of pathetic. It's telling something that while [[TheSociopath Kimblee]] and [[AxCrazy Envy]] were sent into Heaven in the tankobon omake, the only one who was sent to Hell was this man.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The major reason he's such an awful, scummy human being is that he doesn't have any idea why someone else would act or see things differently than him. He was so obsessed with keeping his job that he saw fit to [[spoiler: sacrifice his own family and pet for it]] and upon being justifiably punished for it, he whines and gripes to his daughter about how "nobody understands him".
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Turning his wife and daughter into chimeras]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Although it started with a horrifically failed attempt at resurrecting their mother, ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' begins kind of hopeful with Edward and Alphonse Elric traveling to find the Philosopher's Stone to set things right. Then they encounter Tucker, whose experiments give a sign of the darker events that will follow.
* LackOfEmpathy: He has no regrets about turning his wife and daughter into chimeras.
* MadDoctor: Using [[spoiler: your own family as guinea pigs]] isn't the best medical practice...
* MadScientist: He doesn't fit the traditional profile of this trope, since he's rather calm and polite at first.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Ed.
* NotSoSimilar: Though he tries to pull the NotSoDifferent card on Ed (and [[TalkToTheFist gets his ass kicked for it]]), this is the reality. While both sides ''did'' perform human transmutation and "messed around with someone's life", the Elrics performed human transmutation in a misguided attempt to bring their beloved mother BackFromTheDead, whereas Tucker did it [[EvilIsPetty purely because he couldn't bear to lose a steady paycheck]].
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: He and his family were in danger of being in poverty, his solution: Turn first his wife and then his dog and daughter into pained chimeras, just for the sake of him being an alchemist, a job he's no good at and expected it to be acceptable, it's safe to say that by the time he does that to his dog and daughter he has no good intentions.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: He not only thought [[spoiler:that turning his own family into his own personal guinea pigs and transforming them into inhuman abominations that can only feel pain]] was ''acceptable'', he expected to be ''rewarded'' for it. Perhaps the most terrifying example in existence, and a perfect illustration of how this trope is ''not'' always sympathizing or tragic; if anything, his obliviousness makes him ''ten times more horrible''.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: The sheen of his glasses is the first thing seen when he's standing in his dimly lit laboratory.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Killed off in one episode. However, besides [[spoiler:Nina's death resonating through the whole anime/manga?]] Turns out, Chimeras become incredibly important later on.
* TheSociopath: He has zero empathy, a [[ForScience need for stimulation]], pathological lying, and commits heinous crimes for the pettiest of reasons.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He never raises his voice once, and it manages to make him seem even more messed up.
* StepfordSmiler: Type C: he appears friendly and affable, but his smile hides the fact that he's really ''[[MadScientist really]]'' unstable.
* TheyLookLikeEveryoneElse: The most disturbing aspect of Tucker is how normal he is. In fact, if it weren't for his financial issues that led him to [[spoiler:use his family as test subjects for chimera research]], he would have likely been a normal family man.
* WalkingSpoiler: Most of his relevance to the plot hinges on the revelation that he is horrendously amoral, after which he quickly dies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nina and Alexander]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nina11_3924.png]]
->Nina is voiced by: Creator/SumireMorohoshi (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia(EN), Leisha Medina (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' None]

Shou Tucker's daughter and dog. The two get along great with Edward and Alphonse during their visit, since Shou Tucker hardly ever plays with them.
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:What Tucker does to them. Being fused together to become a creepy-looking humanoid dog puts them both in constant pain, and since they can't be separated Scar opts to MercyKill them.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: "Don't worry, Daddy, it's okay. If those people do tell you no, me and Alexander will growl at them until they say yes!" These exact words give her father an idea.]]
* BigFriendlyDog: Alexander is larger than Nina, but is very friendly with her and the Elrics.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Nina's own father fuses them into a sick parody of a humanoid dog that's in constant pain due to the man's incompetence.]]
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her dog.
* CheerfulChild: ''Incredibly'' adorable. [[spoiler: Her innocence makes it downright heartbreaking to see what happened to her]].
* GirlishPigtails: Nina wears her hair in pigtails to highlight her cuteness and innocence.
* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler: Her father turned her and her dog Alexander into a chimera, just like he did to her mother]].
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Scar. It was probably for the best.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Scar kills her so that she won't have to remain as a chimera.]]
* MissingMom: Nina's mother left the family two years ago. [[spoiler:It later turns out that the chimera that starved to death was her mother.]]
* PresentAbsence: [[spoiler:Her transformation into a Chimera and death at the hands of Scar continues to haunt the Elrics for the rest of the series, and never letting someone suffer as she did becomes a secondary goal in their quest.]]
* SacrificialLamb: Used as an example for [[spoiler: the dark side of alchemy and someone the Elrics couldn't save, though unlike some examples Nina is never forgotten -- Edward and Alphonse continue to mention her even in the ''very last'' chapter.]]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to Scar being AdaptedOut of the [[Film/FullmetalAlchemist live action movie]], [[spoiler:nobody kills her, though her fate is never explained.]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Oh, ''poor'' Nina.
* TragicOneShotCharacter: [[spoiler:We only know Nina for one episode before her tragic transformation into a monster and subsequent death.]]
* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: An omake at the end of volume two shows them flying off to Heaven.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Slicer Brothers]]
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->Voiced By: Dai Matsumoto (JP, older), Bill Jenkins (EN, older), Creator/KenjiNojima (JP, younger), Duncan Brannan (EN, younger); Guillermo Martínez (Latin America, younger)

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'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Swordsmanship]

A pair of brothers that were {{Serial Killer}}s in life, they are in charge of guarding the Fifth Laboratory. Like Barry and Alphonse they are also souls bound to a suit of armor.
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* AffablyEvil: For a pair of serial killers, they're remarkably well-mannered.
* AnimatedArmor: One brother's soul inhabits a suit of armor from the torso down while the other is sealed in the helmet.
* BadassBaritone: The older brother has a deep booming voice, while his younger brother's voice is higher.
* BloodKnight: Seems to enjoy fighting Ed quite a bit.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:The Slicer brothers' blood seals are broken when Lust and Envy stab them.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The brothers obviously care about each other a great deal.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The older brother.
* FairPlayVillain: Despite bragging about their status as mass murderers, they show Ed their weak spots to keep things sporting and plan on willingly answering Edís questions about the conspiracy honestly once Ed defeats them and treats them like real people.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How Ed defeats the younger brother, but since heís a suit of armor, heís fine.
* NoNameGiven: Neither brother's real name is ever given.
* SerialKiller: While in living bodies.
* SiblingTeam: The brothers worked together to carry about their serial murders and afterwards share a single suit of armor.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The younger brother completely loses it when his older brother is killed.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The older brother remarks on the irony of being treated like people only after they've been put into a suit of armor. In fact, Ed treating them with human dignity is what motivates the older brother to spill the labís secrets.
* WorthyOpponent: The older brother likes that Ed is actually a challenging opponent.
* YouAreNumberSix: The brothers are referred to only by number after being assigned to guard the laboratory.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Partially the reason theyíre offed by Lust and Envy, partially to prevent them from spilling secrets to Ed]].
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[[folder:Catherine Ella Armstrong]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Kate Oxley (EN), Melanie Henríquez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' SuperStrength]

Alex and Olivier's youngest sister.
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* BigBrotherWorship: She appears to adore Alex.
* CuteBruiser: She may look sweet, but she's able to lift entire pianos over her head and throw them.
* TheCutie: Adorable and innocent, especially when compared to her IronLady older sister Olivier.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A contrast with her sister, who has a heart closer to cold iron.
* IdiotHair: Of course, considering it was ''PASSED DOWN IN THE ARMSTRONG FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS!''
* InnocentBlueEyes: A second visual contrast with her sister is her innocence and gentleness.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: She's presented as the sweet, adorable Armstrong sister, but considering who her other sisters are, this was inevitable.
* KillerRabbit: Looks sweet and harmless, but thinks it's cute to see her brother and sister beating the crap out of each other and destroying the family home; oh, and she [[InstrumentOfMurder throws pianos]].
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: With Olivier. Katherine is a sweet ProperLady while Olivier is a no-nosense LadyOfWar.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: She tells Havoc that she wants a man more like her brother Alex.
* ProperLady: Looks the part and acts it as well: beautiful, sweet, obedient, plays piano, etc.
* ShrinkingViolet: Fairly shy around Havoc in the bonus chapter, and according to Alex, doesn't have many men interested in her because of that.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Relatively minor compared to the other characters. It's either "Katherine" or "Catherine."
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: It's a trait she shares with Olivier. She's incredibly adorable, while her father (and mother) looks exactly like Alex.
* WaifFu: Even though she's small and petite, she can throw giant pianos at people.
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[[folder:Gracia Hughes and Elicia Hughes]]
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->Gracia is voiced by: Creator/TomoeHanba (JP), Anastasia Munoz (EN), Isabel Varas (Latin America)\\
Elicia is voiced by: Creator/MisatoFukuen (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN), Melanie Henríquez (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' None\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' None]

Beloved wife and daughter of Maes Hughes.
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Poor Elicia! She has to watch people bury her dad, not understanding what happened to him.]]
* CheerfulChild: Maes has every right to be showing off his daughter.
* DaddysGirl: Elicia adores her father as much as he adores her.
* GirlishPigtails: Elicia wears them for the cuteness.
* HappilyMarried: Gracia to Maes. He bragged about his wife long before his daughter. [[spoiler: Then Envy kills Maes]].
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Poor, poor Elicia at her dad's funeral. And later '''poor''' Gracia, after speaking to Ed and Al.]]
* HouseWife: Gracia is a stay-at-home-mom.
* ProperLady: Gracia, a kind and gentle HouseWife.
* SickeninglySweethearts: Gracia gushes about her husband just like he does, but not quite as loud or as often.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Elicia/Elysia, Gracia/Glacier
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Gracia after Envy kills Maes.]]
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[[folder:Scar's Brother]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/RobertMcCollum (EN)

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'''Affiliation:''' Ishval\\
'''Rank''': Scholar\\
'''Speciality:''' Destructive Alchemy/Medical Alchemy/Alkahestry]

[[CaptainObvious Scar's older brother]] who was killed during the Ishval Civil War.
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* BadassBookworm: He's a self-taught alchemist that merges alchemy and alkestry.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:His research notes are vital in overriding Father's anti-alchemy buffer, and in teaching Scar how to use reconstruction alchemy. The latter is also foreshadowed by the left arm of reconstruction he sports in the flashbacks.]]
* CowardlyLion: Downplayed. He can't keep his legs from shaking when the Amestrian army draws near, and considers himself a poor excuse for an older brother, [[spoiler:but is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice when Scar's life is threatened]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Like most other Ishvallans.
* GoodIsNotDumb: His [[WideEyedIdealist idealism]] does not make him stupid. [[spoiler:Not only is he a self-taught alchemist from a society that looks down upon it, but he's the first non-Xerxian character to notice the nation-wide Human Transmutation Circle, and figures out how to counter Father's anti-alchemy powers ''before the series even began''.]]
** It's in fact more impressive when you consider he discovered the nation-wide transmutation circle ''before'' the Ishval civil war. So the circle then had only 2 out of 5 points (Ishval, Leore and Fort Briggs being the last three points) and the circle itself was years from being completed.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: His own arm and life for his brother.]]
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler:More like sacrificing his life in order to give his right arm to Scar so that he doesn't bleed out after being injured by Kimblee.]]
* {{Megane}}: The only Ishvalan we see wearing glasses, and he sports a sharp pair that (among his other characteristics) have led many fans to compare him to Maes Hughes.
* NonActionGuy: He was too busy studying [[spoiler:alchemy and alkahestry]] to fight during the war.
* NoNameGiven: For some reason, his name was never stated.
* PosthumousCharacter: He may be dead, [[spoiler:but he plays an incredibly important role in both Scar's CharacterDevelopment, and the endgame.]]
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Older than Scar, and not so much shorter as much as merely less brawny, but this trope fits well enough.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Studied both alchemy and alkahestry and was fittingly bespectacled.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: The first to notice the transmutation circle around the country and begins piecing together what's going on (with the raid on his country confirming his suspicions) and quickly devising countermeasures for it. He may have died before he could execute the plan but he played a major role in defeating Father.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Believes people are capable of working together to bring out the good in each other, and this is a large part of his motivation for [[spoiler:studying alchemy]]. In the end, this belief comes to pass, as [[spoiler:it's people from all walks of life fighting in many different ways that brings down Father]].
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[[folder:Yuriy and Sarah Rockbell]]
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->Voiced by:\\
Yuriy: Creator/MasakiTerasoma (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (EN)\\
Sarah: Creator/YuriAmano (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

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'''Affiliation:''' Amestris\\
'''Rank''': Civilian medics\\
'''Speciality:''' Medical skills]

Winry's parents, two doctors who perished in the Ishbalan war.
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* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler: They were killed by Scar during the event that turned him into "Scar".]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Winry remembers them fondly.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Reflecting their kind nature-volunteering to help another ethnic in a war zone.
* HonoraryUncle: Ed and Al refer to them as "Aunt and Uncle Rockbell."
* InnocentBlueEyes: Just like their daughter. It's especially noticeable in Scar's flashback, where [[SplashOfColor everything is desaturated except their eyes]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: What Kimblee was supposed to do to them, so that the military would not be forced to waste resources ensuring their protection.]]
* TheMedic: Both of them were doctors.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: They went to Ishval to save everyone they could, Amestrian or Ishvalan. Yet not only does the Amestris military sign their death warrant as "collaborators with the enemy", one of the Ishvalans they saved kills them in a FreakOut and goes on to become Scar.]]
* PluckyGirl: Sarah could've left and gone home easily but refused to do so, saying that Winry and Pinako wouldn't forgive her if she did.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Winry and her mom look a lot alike.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: We see their lifeless bodies in an embrace.]]
* VillainRespect: Ironically, while most soldiers felt disgusted for them healing Ishbalans, [[TheSociopath Kimblee]] felt genuine respect for them sticking to their ideals. When other soldiers claimed that they got what they deserved, he pointed out that just as a soldier's duty is to kill his enemies, a doctor's duty is to save lives. He even said it was a shame that he didn´t see their smiles while they were alive.
* WideEyedIdealist: They attended people of any origins while in the war, regardless of politics or consequences. This made them enemies within their own country.
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[[folder:Garfiel]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Antimere Robinson (EN), Rubén León (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Rush Valley\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Automail mechanic]

Owner of Atelier Garfiel, an automail shop in Rush Valley, who takes on Winry as an apprentice.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: He crossdresses and is rather campy, but Garfiel's orientation is never directly stated.
* BenevolentBoss: He's remarkably flexible with Winry's working hours since she's helping her friends save the country.
* {{Camp}}: His mannerisms and crossdressing are rather flamboyant and effeminate.
* MachoCamp: He's a burly mechanic despite his campy habits.
* OnlyOneName: If he has a last name, it's never mentioned.
* PunnyName: That breaches into [[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Brilliance]] territory: it's a portmanteau of the French words for boy (garcon) and girl (fille), which reflects his [[MachoCamp masculine build and feminine dress]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Which can border on FanDisservice.
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[[folder:Dominic [=LeCourte=]]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/ShozoIizuka (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN), Ramón Aguilera (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' near Rush Valley\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Automail mechanic]

A gruff automail engineer who took in Paninya and made her automail; he turns down Winry as an apprentice, but recommends her to Garfiel. He somehow knows Pinako Rockbell.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Especially odd considering his pale-skinned son.
* CoolOldGuy: He looks like a GrumpyOldMan at first, but he's also this, having a HiddenHeartOfGold and being a skilled mechanic.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's pretty rude and abrasive, but, deep down, he's got a good heart. He took Paninya in and got her automail legs, and he helped Winry get a job in Rush Valley.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was that happened between him and Pinako long ago has him terrified of her. He practically lapses into PTSD when Winry asks about it, and he refuses to elaborate.
* PerpetualFrowner: He's not known for friendliness.
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[[folder:Paninya]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/AkemiOkamura (JP), Creator/CynthiaCranz (EN), Lileana Chacón (Latin America)

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'''Affiliation:''' Rush Valley\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Pickpocket]

A legless orphan taken in by Dominic. She steals Edward's alchemist watch, but gives it back and becomes an ally.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: No word is given on why she has that skin tone.
* ArmedLegs: Her automail has a blade and a cannon.
* FragileSpeedster: She can keep up with both Elric brothers despite her handicap.
* HandicappedBadass: She has both legs replaced with automail, but is able to outrun and outmaneuver both Ed and Al, to the point where Ed asks if she's an acrobat. She also packs a knife and mini cannon in her prosthetics and she knows how to use them.
* LegCannon: The mini cannon that's mounted in one of her knees. Yes, an actual cannon that can fire baseball-sized cannonballs.
* LoveableRogue: She's introduced stealing from Ed, but she's a friendly girl who quickly gets attached to the brothers and Winry. Not to mention, Paninya only stole things so she could get enough money to repay Dominic.
* WhatTheHellHero: She gets a speech from Winry about how she should live and work honestly if she wants to repay Dominic's kindness for giving her automail legs.
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!!Sacred Star of Milos Characters
[[folder:Julia Crichton]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MaayaSakamoto (JP), Creator/AlexisTipton (EN)

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'''Affiliation:''' Milos\\
'''Rank''': Black Bat, schoolteacher\\
'''Speciality:''' Healing alchemy]

The {{tritagonist}} of the animated NonSerialMovie ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheSacredStarOfMilos''. She is an alchemist from the Death Valley underground below Table City, as well as affiliated with an organization there called the Black Bats.
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Loses a leg in the final battle after using the Sanguine Star and crossing the Gate to save her brother.]]
* CanonForeigner: Both in the trope sense and in the meta sense with her country itself being this trope.
* CombatMedic: Her alchemy revolves around healing, and she is no slouch in a fight.
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing will stop her from trying to save the valley.
* DistaffCounterpart: One could consider her to be a female Elric.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Ends up forming one with the Elric brothers. She may not feel like they're enemies for very long, but technically they are Amestrian soldiers, and Ed in particular hates the Black Bats' plan to acquire the Sanguine Star because it sounds exactly like the Philosopher's Stone. Ed turns out to be right, and still doesn't approve of her taking the Star by the end of the movie, but otherwise he does respect her.]]
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: [[spoiler:After consuming the Sanguine Star.]]
* FieryRedhead: Is very passionate and will do what it takes to protect her people.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler:The duel of Sanguine Star-infused Crichton siblings seen at the falling action point of the movie is this for her towards Ashleigh.]]
* LeParkour: When breaking out of prison in Table City.
* ShipTease: With Alphonse.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Rather essential to the plot of the movie.
* SupportingProtagonist: Ed and Al are still the main characters, but the story of ''Milos'' centers around her.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:After meeting her parents' killer. Eating the Sanguine Star makes for a dangerous combination.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Atlas killed her parents and tried to KillAndReplace her brother. When she discovered the truth, she was outraged.]]
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[[folder:Melvin Voyager]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN)

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'''Affiliation:''' Unknown\\
'''Rank''': None\\
'''Speciality:''' Alchemy]

An inmate of Central Prison in ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheSacredStarOfMilos The Sacred Star of Milos]]'', who broke himself out of jail with only two months left before his parole, with a torn newspaper picture of Julia Crichton serving as a hint to his motivations.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:He's actually trying to create and command a city-state in Milos' place that would be powerful enough to overmatch Creta and Amestris. [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil Yeah, good luck with that.]]]]
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:He's completely out of his mind, killing Miranda with his sword proves that.]]
* BigBad: His plan to [[spoiler: use the Sanguine Star to create his own independent nation]] is what drives the film.
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the film.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Literally betrays every single character he's ever associated with as part of his plan.]]
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Much like Dante from the 2003 series, he's a horrifically selfish alchemist who steals another character's face and identity, while manipulating the heroes into creating a Philosopher's Stone for him. Meanwhile, his history in the Military and Central Prison, FauxAffablyEvil personality, preference to dress in white, and skill at killing people with Alchemy seems to have been lifted from Kimblee. Also, his ice powers and first encounter with the Elric brothers bears some resemblance to Isaac [=McDougal=], and his use of impersonating another alchemist hearkens back to the 2003 anime's Tringham brothers adapted from ''The Land of Sand'' light novel.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Herschel impales him through the hands with giant metal spikes and then rips his head apart with a burst of alchemic energy. A gruesome end to a truly gruesome character.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by the real Ashleigh to which the final boss role revert to him.]]
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler: Once his plan is almost complete he goes entirely off the rails, revealing every step of his plan and {{slasher smil|e}}ing his way through the ensuing fight. Until the Colonel shows up, that is.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo[=/=]ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The intro of the movie in particular is the only time we see [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130630202343/fma/images/0/04/Atlas.png his true face]].]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:He's actually Security Chief Atlas from the Cretan military, enacting a long-game plan involving identity thefts, murders and betrayals galore in order to get enough blood into the three-dimensional transmutation circle in Table City so he can create the Milos version of the PhilosophersStone. He makes TheReveal towards the end of his plan.]]
* FaceStealer: [[spoiler:Did this to Julia's brother to KillAndReplace him, GenderBlenderName et al. Also stole a plot of skin off Ashleigh's side containing half of the Table City transmutation circle (the other half was on Julia).]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Maintains a suave, cheerful demeanor throughout most of the movie, even when he's grinding up his former allies to make the Sanguine Star.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the fight with the chimera in the tunnel, he covertly glances at Milosian freedom fighter Alan as if signaling him to provide a distraction. [[spoiler:Turns out, Alan is actually Atlas' blindly loyal accomplice and his name is Raul.]]
** [[spoiler:There is also that scar that looks like he has stolen a face and Herschel lacks some face skin under his mask which is a suitable hint of him not being Julia's real brother and Herschel turning out to be her real brother.]]
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:Aside from the above, there's also what most likely happened to the real Melvin Voyager, who was a short-haired man in his twenties.]]
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler:Invoked because he'd played himself off as this to Julia after stealing the genuine article's face.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:So much so that while pretending to be Ashleigh, he even took into account that Ashleigh wouldn't want anything to do with the people of Milos and acted accordingly, pretending to only slowly come around to supporting their goals because of Julia.]]
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:There really isn't a better term for a guy whose evil plan involves ''skinning a teenager alive.'']]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:He ''constantly'' pull these when his true nature is revealed.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:He quickly descends into a demented lunatic after Julia eats Sanguine Star.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:He's the BigBad of the film. But his true identity is a bigger spoiler.]]
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[[folder:Herschel]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HidenobuKiuchi (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN), Creator/RyoheiKimura (JP, teen) Creator/MicahSolusod (EN, teen)

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'''Affiliation:''' Creta\\
'''Rank''': Lieutenant Colonel\\
'''Speciality:''' Alchemy]

A Lieutenant Colonel within the Cretan army, he appears in ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheSacredStarOfMilos The Sacred Star of Milos]]'' as the mysterious masked leader of the Cretan force tasked with the battle for Table City. His troops also include a number of wolf chimeras.
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Getting his [[TearOffYourFace face ripped off]] while being LeftForDead must have absolutely sucked.]]
* CanonForeigner: [[spoiler:Like all from his country of origin,]] he only appears in the film.
* ColonelBadass: His and Mustang's English [=VAs=] even sound similar, too!
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:To ''absurd'' lengths.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: Once his true plan is revealed, the Elrics and Julia are forced to fight against him to save the country.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:He has a lack of facial skin and "Melvin" has a scar that looks like he steals someone's face which is one of the hints of him being Julia's real brother and that "Melvin" AKA Atlas turns out to be the one who stole his face.]]
* GenderBlenderName: [[spoiler:Especially when the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more common spelling of "Ashley"]] is used.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:Became as bad as Atlas in trying to gain revenge and even when he achieves it, he nearly destroys the country anyway.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:To protect Julia. Tells her something to that effect to explain why he didn't reveal himself before.]]
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: Wants to annihilate and then rebuild Milos from ground-up because he loss faith in their people (thus seeing them as deserving of this punishment).]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: [[spoiler:The wolf chimeras were to protect Julia and to watch for when Atlas would make his move.]]
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler: He's the real brother Julia hasn't seen in years.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: [[spoiler: Played with as he's just out to protect Julia and avenge the hell he suffered as a teen but then he reveals destroying Milos is part of his revenge.]]
* NoFaceUnderTheMask: [[spoiler:Thanks to Atlas.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[spoiler: Ashleigh/Ashley.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: [[spoiler: Though his face is restored and he's forgiven by his sister. He feels too ashamed by his actions to stay with her and leaves without a word of goodbye.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:He is not the BigBad, he's Julia's brother.]]
* WhamLine: Towards [[spoiler:Atlas]].
--> [[spoiler: Don't you remember me, Atlas? Before you peeled off my face, people knew me as Ashleigh Crichton.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: [[spoiler:{{Justified|Trope}}, as it's to hide his burnt face and true identity.]]
* YouMonster: [[spoiler:Ed calls him out for his hatefulness in trying to destroy Milos, to the point of disbelieving that a guy like him could honestly be Julia's brother because of it. And this is during a time when Ed isn't particularly fond of one of Julia's decisions.]]
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler:How he kills Atlas.]]
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