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

This Page is for characters from Xing and other general characters.

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

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

Ling's female bodyguard.
* ActionGirl: In her introductory scene, she fights Ed to a standstill until he figures out her BerserkButton.
%%* AnimeChineseGirl
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:She gets an automail arm after she amputates her wounded one.]]
* {{Badass}}: She's supposed to protect Ling from all potential harm, so it's part of the job.
* BadassAdorable: Without her mask, she's rather cute.
* BadassNormal: Apart from her chi sense, she doesn't have any kind of super powers.
* BerserkButton: Ling getting insulted or put in harms way.
* BigEater: A quirk she shares with Ling.
* BigDamnHeroes: During [[spoiler:the second fight with Gluttony]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: [[spoiler:Has a blade on her automail.]]
* BodyguardCrush: On Ling. [[ShipperOnDeck Ed appears to ship them.]] Greed and Hohenheim do too, in fact.
* 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.]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: During the second fight with Gluttony, she subdues him and nearly kills him all by herself, with some 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}} - PluckyGirl: [[spoiler: She ''cut off her own arm'' just so Wrath would lose track of her and Ling, and then later managed to recover from the painful and grueling automail surgery and rehabilitation that normally takes 2-3 years to recover from [[UpToEleven in 6 months]].]]
** Xing's Alkahestry, being for medicinal purposes likely sped up the recovery.
** Oh it gets even better than that. [[spoiler: She actually ''didn't'' fully recover from it in that time period. Didn't stop her at all from showing up and kicking ass in the end!]]
* DisabledLoveInterest: [[spoiler:For Ling.]]
* 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]].
* 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 her attempts to convince Ling that she is not worth saving if it means the loss of his life fail, she cuts her arm off instead to throw Bradley off their trail]].
* KnifeNut: Kunai are her WeaponOfChoice [[spoiler:before getting automail anyway.]]
* LegacyOfService: She comes from a long line of people serving the Royal Family.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler:Cut off her severed 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.
* {{Ninja}}: She comes from Xing, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Asia, wears all black, and is very stealthy.
* PrimAndProperBun: Sensible hairstyle for a ninja bodyguard.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Leaves the story to recuperate after her arm amputation and automail surgery]].
* SamusIsAGirl: Is introduced masked and remains 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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.
* UnstoppableRage: Inverted, as getting into a rage over protecting Ling actually makes her weaker and prone to mistakes. [[CombatPragmatist Ed]] takes advantage of this and insults Ling during their first fight to make her easier to fight.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She would do anything to save Ling. Justified in that protecting him is [[BodyguardCrush her job]].
* WildGooseChase: [[spoiler:Lan Fan cuts off her own injured arm and tying it to a stray dog so that the Fuhrer, who is following the blood trail, is thrown off.]]

[[folder: May Chang]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MaiGoto (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)\\
Shao May is voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

'''Affiliation:''' Kingdom of Xing/Clan Chang\\
'''Rank''': 17th Princess of Xing\\
'''Speciality:''' Medical Alkahestry/Martial-Arts]

A Xingese princess from a very minor clan, her goals are similar to Ling's, who is technically her half-brother. She's always accompanied by her tiny panda, Shao May.
* ActionGirl: Despite being around twelve years old, she's very competent in a fight.
* AnimeChineseGirl: Xing is a FantasyCounterpartCulture to China, so yeah.
* BadassAdorable: She's quite the martial artist, and she's undoubtedly cute.
* BadassPrincess: Admittedly, she's not a princess in very high standing.
* BottomlessMagazines: You may be wondering where she gets all those throwing knives. This trope is averted by FridgeBrilliance in that she simply transmutes more from available material.
* ChildProdigy: Expert at alkahestry and martial arts, and she is still not a teenager yet.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: A somewhat milder case although [[spoiler:in the end, instead of returning to her country with Envy, she decides to stay in Amestris to help everyone. Ling does note that she lost her chance to make her clan win by involving herself in another country's business.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Has quite the overactive imagination.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Like most other people of Xing.
* DetectEvil: She can sense homunculi [[spoiler:and the subterranean Philosopher's Stone]].
* EmpathyPet: One of the more literal examples. Her panda not only shares her feelings, but also mimics most of her movements.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She's a princess of Xing, although she's rarely called by her title.
* FlechetteStorm: A variant in that she doesn't use it to attack people directly, but she ''does'' tend to throw them very close to people's heads when performing remote transmutations.
* TheGlomp: Her standard greeting towards Alphonse.
* HeadPet: Shao May.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler: Thinks Scar and Yoki are great guys before either has really reformed and distrusts Ed and Al initially.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Once she gets over Ed, she's on Al [[UnusualEuphemism like Elvis on a pound of bacon]].
* IGotBigger: [[spoiler:In the epilogue she appears to have grown at ''least'' two feet taller.]]
* ImmortalitySeeker: She's searching for the secret to raise her clan's standing in court.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: For Alphonse.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: She can effortlessly throw five knives at once to land in a circle.
* TheIngenue: Sweet, naive, and well-intentioned.
* KnifeNut: Not as a weapon, but a tool to perform her alkahestry.
* KungFuKid: Enters the story by kicking Al in the head.
* KungFuWizard: Adept at both martial arts and alkahestry.
* LittleMissBadass: See PluckyGirl below.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Develops a crush on Ed after misinterpreting a description of the Fullmetal Alchemist and his legendary exploits, coming to believe he's a KnightInShiningArmor. Then she finds out what Ed's really like, she drops him for Al for similar, but less exaggerated reasons.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler:It's implied that she got together with Al since she appears in the new Elric Family Photo.]]
* TheMedic: Knows some healing alchemy. Oddly enough, she fills this role for her group more than [[spoiler:her teammate Marcoh, who is ''an actual doctor''.]]
* MoralityPet: For [[spoiler:Scar]].
* MouthyKid: Although she can border on BrattyHalfPint whenever Ed's around.
* NaiveEverygirl: She's well-intentioned, but she's a very good judge of character.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Envy tricks her into restoring him/her to his full strength on the Promised Day.]]
* OcularGushers: Enough to put out ''a fire.''
* OdangoHair: With BraidsOfAction to boot.
* OddFriendship: With [[spoiler:Scar]].
* PandaingToTheAudience: Shao May
* PerkyFemaleMinion: She fits this to the extent that while she is rather cheerful, the character she follows [[spoiler:Scar]] is very much TheStoic. [[spoiler:Granted, Scar is well on his way to being an AntiHero by the time she meets him.]]
* PetBabyWildAnimal: She found Shao May after she had been abandoned by the other pandas due to her stunted growth and has taken care of her ever since.
* PluckyGirl: Crosses a Sahara Desert expy and into an unfriendly militaristic nation ALONE, picks a fight while still recovering from a concussion, and [[spoiler:attacks the Big Bad even while knowing that she is totally outclassed by him. Even after being badly wounded, she continues to help out in the final battle.]] [[{{Determinator}} May Chang does not give up]].
%%* PrincessesPreferPink
* RapunzelHair: It's both braided and wrapped up in buns--it'd probably go to her feet if she let it down.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Shao May.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Not that she really has much of a choice if she wants her clan to survive.
* SettleForSibling: After Ed doesn't turn to be what she expected, she falls for his brother Al.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Develops a crush on Ed after misinterpreting a description of the Fullmetal Alchemist and his legendary exploits, coming to believe he's a KnightInShiningArmor. After meeting him in person, she quickly drops her infatuation. Instead, she falls for his brother, [[NiceGuy Al]] who fits the "knight in shining armor" description better.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Where do I begin? May Chan, May Chen, Meichan, May Chang, Mei Chang... it just never ends.
** And Shao May's name can also be spelled Xiao May/Mei...
* SuccessionCrisis: As means to save her [[TheClan lesser clan]].
* TagalongKid: Kind of, she ends up joining [[spoiler:Scar's group]], and while she is the youngest member of the team, she's far from useless or a burden.
* TeacherStudentRomance: She teaches Al about alkahestry.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: She has indulgent romantic fantasies towards both Elrics.


->Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori (JP), Kenny Green (EN)

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

Ling's other bodyguard and grandfather to Lan Fan.
* BadassGrandpa: Literally. Must be a BadassFamily.
* CoolOldGuy: He's a freaking ''ninja''.
* DetectEvil: Sensing 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 [[spoiler: 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]]. [[spoiler: Then he falls to his knees and 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 family's served Ling's for a while.
* 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: Ling could be his grandson.
* OldRetainer: He's been serving the Young Lord for years.
* OnlyOneName: Only ever known as Fu.
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Goes into this mode on King Bradley when he learns what he did to 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.]]]]
* TrickBomb: Prefers tear gas grenades and flashbangs.
* WeakButSkilled: Once he intruded on the fight between Wrath and Greed, 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]].

[[folder:Tim Marcoh]]
->Voiced by: Masayuki Omoro (JP), Jerry Russell (EN)

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

A state alchemist who served in Ishval. 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.
* 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.
* 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
* DeathSeeker: On first meeting Scar, he begs the assassin to kill him.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:He deserted the military after an attack of conscience]].
* TheDogBitesBack: One of the most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spectacular examples]] of this trope. See CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:His horrifically mangled face serves as a symbol of his guilt and attempts to atone for his actions in Ishval.]]
* 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.
* 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.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Barry Yandell (EN)

'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military (formerly)\\
'''Rank''': 1st Lieutenant (formerly)\\
'''Speciality:''' Not a Damn Thing]

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.
* 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 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.
* DirtyCoward: Before his CharacterDevelopment he was this. He has no combat skills, unlike Scar and Mai, so in dangerous situations, he just panicked.
* HostageSituation: Happens, but everyone convinces the hostage-taker [[YouCanKeepHer they don't care]] (at least some of them actually did).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: or [[ActuallyPrettyFunny a heart of]] [[HiddenHeartOfGold fool's gold]], if you will.
* 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: Becomes one thanks to character development.
* NonActionGuy: In a WorldOfBadass, he has no combat skills. Though running Pride down with a car was pretty badass.
%%* ServileSnarker:
* 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.
%%* TheFriendNobodyLikes


[[folder:Sig Curtis]]
->Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Bob Carter (EN)

'''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.
%%* BadassBeard
* BadassNormal: Alchemy? No. ''Really big muscles?'' '''Yes.'''
* BattleCouple: With Izumi, his wife. They 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: Some female fans think his size and chub make him utterly ''huggable''. His wife evidentially does as well.
* TheBigGuy: In every sense of the term. [[spoiler:During the battle with Sloth, Izumi tosses Sloth in the air, Sig punches him. Rinse, repeat.]]
* 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]].
* GeniusBruiser: The man runs a butcher shop; his knowledge of an animal's biology is probably better than some alchemists. And he can carry the entire corpse on his shoulders.
* 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.
* SatelliteCharacter: Basically, he's just in the story to watch Izumi's back.
* 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 Col. Armstrong, but he's still freakishly strong. He's kind of got that "retired football player" look going for him.

[[folder: Pinako Rockbell]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MiyokoAso (JP), Juli Erickson (EN), Creator/MamiKoyama (JP - Young), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (EN - Young)

'''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.
* CoolOldLady: A pipe-smoking automail mechanic.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl [=/=] LadyDrunk: In her youth. She and Hohenheim were drinking buddies.
* IWasQuiteALooker: And about three feet taller.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Seriously, she must have lost about half her height during menopause.
* ParentalSubstitute: To her granddaughter, then later to her buddie'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.
* WomenAreWiser: Her straightforward attitude helps keep other characters stay grounded.
* WrenchWench: Taught Winry everything she knows.

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

'''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.
* DeathByOriginStory: Died of an illness about five years ago and gave birth to the full metal 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.
* 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.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: What she and Hohenheim ''actually'' were, since he was immortal.
* 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.]]

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

'''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.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: For Riza.
* 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.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Killed by his own body.]]
* 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.
* 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. But 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]]!
* 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, however.
%%* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims
* 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: The Truth]]
->Voiced by: Various (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)

'''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.
* 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...
* EmpathicShapeshifter: Of a sort. 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: [[spoiler:A stretch, but despite the heavy prices it collects from those, who perform Human Transmutations, he seems to be more of CruelToBeKind as 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]]) "Despair to the conceited."
* JerkassGods: The Truth reflects the individuals who stand before him, and we usually encounter him from ''Ed's'' perspective. This ensues. [[spoiler: Turned up to eleven when Father is finally dragged before him for judgment]].
* KarmaHoudini: As [[IronicHell payment for human transmutation]], the arbiter of the gate relieved Izumi of her organs, Ed of two of his limbs, Al of his ''entire body'', [[spoiler:and Roy of his eyesight temporarily]]. Some in the audience choose to interpret this as unpunished malice on his part. Then again, [[FridgeBrilliance being the God equivalent, he essentially]] ''[[FridgeBrilliance is]]'' [[FridgeBrilliance karma.]]
* KickTheDog and PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Taking Roy's sight. On one hand, Roy did not perform human transmutation by his own will; he was forced bodily into it. On the other hand, compared to people who lost limbs or organs, blindness is an extremely light toll and he still gave Roy the ability to transmute without a circle. On top of that, Roy is constantly attended to by ''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.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: What he does to [[spoiler: Father]] in the end.
* 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...]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Whenever the Truth is shown, it always shown as a [[PerpetualSmiler Perpetual]] [[SlasherSmile Slasher Smiler.]] 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: [[TricksterMentor That was the correct answer, Alchemist.]] [[GracefulLoser You have defeated Truth.]] Take your prize. All of it.]]
** [[spoiler: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.]]
* 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.''
* 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.]]

!!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.
* 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 shapeshifting based on that.
* TrueCompanions: They're very loyal to each other and Greed.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: They all ended up sacrificing their lives for Greed.]]


->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Creator/JohnGremillion (EN)

'''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.
* DropTheHammer: Uses a fairly large one in battle.
* ALoadOfBull: He's part bull, and he grows bull's horns when he transforms.
%%* MightyGlacier
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can transform into a bull.


->Voiced by: Creator/TakakoHonda (JP), Creator/TiffanyGrant (EN)

'''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.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Martel/Marta is a good-looking young woman with [[FetishFuel 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.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Stabbed by Bradley.
* TattooedCrook: Has a large tribal tattoo on her right hand side from her cheek down to her shoulder.


->Voiced by: Creator/AnriKatsu (JP), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN)

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

Part dog. Greed's most loyal subordinate.
* 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
* TheNoseKnows: Naturally, given which animal he is.
* UndyingLoyalty: He attributes this to his doglike nature.


->Voiced by: Creator/YujiUeda (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)

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

Part lizard. Greed's messenger, and the only survivor of Bradley's raid.
* 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
* LizardFolk: He uses it to climb walls.

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

A group of chimes 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, and later join Edward.
* 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]].
* 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.


->Voiced by: Takashi Hikida (JP), Chris Rager (EN)

'''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.
* {{Badass}}: He's a black eyed boar with white skin and intimidating, that's badass.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jerso.
* 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
* 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.


->Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP), Creator/AndrewLove (EN)

'''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.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Befitting a man who's half-toad, Jerso can leap great distances despite his girth.
* {{Badass}}: A badass frog... guy.
* BreathWeapon: Jerso can spit or drool large globs of sticky, adhesive saliva that hamper his opponents' movement.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Zampano.
* 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.


->Voiced by: Madsuo Amada (JP), George Manley (EN)

'''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.
* 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 fetished about his furry form.
* {{Badass}}: Not as much as his lion partner, but still decently strong.
%%* BadassDriver
* TheBigGuy: He and Heinkel fulfill this trope.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Darius the Gorilla.
* 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.


->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Bradley Campbell (EN)

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

Kimblee's chimera who betrayed him along with Darius after they were both left for dead. He's half lion.
* {{Badass}}: You ''have'' to be a badass to take on Pride solo! Heinkel's responsible for burning up a lot of Pride's energy and damaging his container.
* BadassMustache: When he's not in lion mode, it's blonde. [[LargeHam BUT NOT AS MANLY AS ARMSTRONG'S!]]
* BigDamnHeroes: An injured and battered Heinkel ends up being the one who saves Alphonse and Marcoh from Pride and Kimblee.
* TheBigGuy: fulfills this trope with Darius.
* TheDogBitesBack: He ''literally'' bites [[spoiler:Kimblee's]] neck, gashing his windpipe and fatally injuring him.
* GunsAkimbo: When he's into in lion mode.
* 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]].
* 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.

!!Minor Characters

[[folder:Rosé Thomas]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)

'''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.
* 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.
* 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:Father Cornello]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SeizoKato (JP), Andy Mullins (EN)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''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.
* BaldOfEvil: Compared to the {{Bishonen}} villains, he's pretty normal.
* 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.]]
* EngineeredPublicConfession: How the Elrics take him down.
* GoodShepherd: He bulit 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 catholicish looking priest spreading a religion based on a sun god [[spoiler:that looks like Father]]?
* PathOfInspiration: The Leto cult.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* 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.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Killed by Lust and Gluttony after his defeat, which was engineered to further their plans.


[[folder:Shou Tucker]]
->Voiced by: Makoto Nagai (JP) Creator/ChuckHuber (EN)

'''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.
* AffablyEvil: In spite of his lack of scruples, he's still very mild-mannered and polite.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: The first State Alchemist Scar kills. The Elric brothers don't seem to care about his death, as opposed to that of Nina and Alexander. The author even acknowledges this, as he's the only one to end up in Hell during Arakawa's "In Memorium" comics. Even [[AxCrazy Envy]], [[SerialKiller Barry]], [[TheSociopath Lust]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Kimbley]] ended up in Heaven, so it really puts into perspective how horrible Tucker was]].
* EvilIsPetty:
** [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:after Ed's done beating the stuffing out of him and while Al's trying to comfort Ninaxander. Shou just crawls up to a watch on the floor and happily declares that he'll get to ''keep his job''. Yeah, there's a reason why the characters, the fandom and the ''author'' universally despise this guy]].
* EvilutionaryBiologist: See ForScience below.
* ForScience: The primary reason why he [[spoiler:turned his daughter and dog into a monster]]? To see if he could.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: And zero remorse about [[spoiler:turning his wife, and later his daughter and dog, into twisted abominations]], for that matter.
* FreudianExcuse: [[UnreliableNarrator 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.]]
* 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 that [[spoiler:transformed his wife, dog, and daughter into pained chimeras]], give a sign of the darker events that will follow.
* LackOfEmpathy: A somewhat lesser case than others in the series, but [[spoiler:he does have no regrets about turning his wife and daughter into chimeras.]]
* MadDoctor: [[spoiler: Using 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.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Perhaps the most terrifying example in existence, and a perfect illustration of how this trope is ''not'' a "get out of jail free card" for villains; if anything, his obliviousness makes him ''ten times more horrible'', as he not only thought that [[spoiler: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.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: The sheen of his glasses is the first thing seen when he's standing in his dimly lit laboratory.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He never raises his voice once, and it manages to make him seem even more messed up.
%%* StepfordSmiler: Type C.
* WalkingSpoiler: Although not ''quite'' as bad as most examples.


[[folder:Nina and Alexander]]
->Nina is voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia(EN)

'''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.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler::What Tucker does to them]].
* BigFriendlyDog: Alexander.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Her own father fuses them both into a sick parody of a humanoid dog, that's literally in constant pain due to the man's incompetence.]]
* CheerfulChild ''Incredibly'' adorable. [[spoiler: Her innocence makes it downright heartbreaking to see what happened to her]].
* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler: A very, ''very'' noteworthy aversion; the Elrics ''never'' forgot about her, or her fate, and it haunts their memories for a good chunk of the series and implicitly the rest of their lives. At one point, one of True Form!Envy's faces gives Ed a flashback to it that is so painful he's rendered unable to ''move'']].
* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler: Her father turned her and her dog Alexander into a chimera, just like he did with her mother]].
* KillTheCutie
* 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]].
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Most definitely, though unlike some examples Nina is never forgotten - Edward mentions her in the ''very last'' chapter, even!]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Oh ''poor'' Nina.


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

'''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.
* 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.
* 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 Ed’s questions about the conspiracy honestly once Ed defeats them and treats them like real people.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: How Ed defeats the younger brother, but since he’s a suit of armor, he’s 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 lab’s 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 they’re offed by Lust and Envy, partially to prevent them from spilling secrets to Ed]].


[[folder:Catherine Ella Armstrong]]
->Voiced by: Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Kate Oxley (EN)

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

Alex and Olivier's youngest sister.
* 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}}
* 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.


[[folder:Gracia Hughes and Elicia Hughes]]
->Gracia is voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP), Anastasia Munoz (EN)\\
Elicia is voiced by: Creator/MisatoFukuen (JP), Creator/CheramiLeigh (EN)

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

Beloved wife and daughter of Maes Hughes.
* BreakTheCutie: 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.]]


[[folder:Scar's Brother]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), RobertMcCollum (EN)

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

[[CaptainObvious Scar's older brother]] who was killed during the Ishval Civil War.
* 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]].
* 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''.]]
* 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}}
* 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 [[spoiler: alchemy and alkahestry.]]
* 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]].


[[folder:Urey and Sara Rockbell]]
->Voiced by:\\
Urey: Creator/MasakiTerasoma (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (EN)\\
Sara: Creator/YuriAmano (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)

'''Affiliation:''' Amestris\\
'''Rank''': Civilian medics\\
'''Speciality:''' None aside from their medical skills.]

Winry's parents, two doctors who perished in the Ishbalan war.
* 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 during 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 in black and white except their eyes]].
* KickTheDog: On the receiving end on two counts. [[spoiler: Scar for killing them in a FreakOut and Amestris military for signing their death warrant as collaborators with the enemy (when they were just aiding everyone on all sides).]]
* 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 saved Scar's life. He kills them in a FreakOut.]]
* PluckyGirl: Sara 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.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: They attended people of any origins while in the war, regardless of politics or consequences. This made them enemies within their own country.


->Voiced by: Creator/KentaMiyake (JP), Antimere Robinson (EN)

'''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.
* BenevolentBoss: He's remarkably flexible with Winry's working hours since she's helping her friends save the country.
* CampGay: His mannerisms and crossdressing are rather effeminate.
%%* OnlyOneName
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Which can boarder on FanDisservice.


[[folder: Dominic LeCoulte]]
->Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN)

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

Gruff automail engineer who took in Paninya and made her automail; he turns down Winry as an apprentice, but recommends her to Garfiel. Knows Pinako Rockbell.
* 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.
* PerpetualFrowner: He's not known for friendliness


[[folder: Paninya]]
->Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Cynthia Cranz (EN)

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

Legless orphan taken in by Dominic. She steals Edward's alchemist watch, but gives it back and becomes an ally.
* ActionGirl: Of the FragileSpeedster variety. She can keep up with both Elric brothers.
* ArmedLegs: Her automail has a blade and a cannon.
* 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 gun 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


!!Sacred Star of Milos Characters
[[folder:Julia Crichton]]
->Voiced by: Creator/MaayaSakamoto (JP), AlexisTipton (EN)

'''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.
%%* ActionGirl
* 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.
* 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.]]
* {{Fiery Red|head}}-[[RedHeadedHero Headed Heroine]]: 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: Shows shades of this when breaking out of prison in Table City.
* ShipTease: With Alphonse.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Rather essential to the plot of the movie.
* 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 not amused.]]


[[folder:Melvin Voyager]]
->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa (JP), Creator/MatthewMercer (EN)

'''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.
* 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. [[HumanoidAbomination Yeah, good luck with 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=].]]
* 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.]]
* 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). May have also done something similar (particularly the KillAndReplace part) 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'' pulls these when his true nature is revealed.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Continuing somewhat of a tradition among ''Fullmetal Alchemist's'' [[spoiler:main antagonists, like Father, Dante, and to a more minor extent Eickheart before him.]]


->Voiced by: Creator/HidenobuKiuchi (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN), Creator/RyoheiKimura (JP, teen) MicahSolusod (EN, teen)

'''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.
* 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!
* FinalBoss:[[spoiler: Once his true plan is revealed, the Elrics and Julia are forced to fight against him to save the country.]]
* 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.]]
* 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: Two in one film! Unlike most people in the FMA universes that count as Walking Spoilers, he is not the [[spoiler:BigBad]].
* 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.]]