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**** Yet it still fits his vice. [[spoiler:There's plenty of stories about greedy men dying trying to protect their possessions. Greed dies protecting his "possessions".]]

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** Bradley's name is redundant on several counts. His first name is ''literally'' "King", [[spoiler:and as he explains, this is because he was chosen as the ruler of Amesteris]]. However, his actual title also doubles up, being "Fuhrer President". [[spoiler:This double-up also reinforces that he wasn't simply elected into office, but there's another detail too. ''Fuhrer'' is a homophone for ''furor'', which itself is another word for ''[[MeaningfulName Wrath]]'']].


** The transliteration of Envy's name from Japanese is "Enbi", which is homophonous with "Enby", derived from "NB", the modern shorthand for "non-binary". Envy doesn't have an actual gender, being a shapeshifter!

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** The transliteration of Envy's name from Japanese is "Enbi", which is homophonous with "Enby", derived from "NB", the modern shorthand for "non-binary". Envy doesn't have an actual gender, being a shapeshifter!shapeshifter (which too goes back to their corresponding sin)!
** Envy's truest form having VaginaDentata for their mouth serves as a VisualPun in that they have the mouth of a pussy: talks like a big-shot but when the chips are down is nothing more than a sniveling coward, in other words, a pussy.

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** His extreme loyalty to [[spoiler: Father makes more sense when you realize his true form is a baby, and that he can be a good person if raised right. He's essentially a blank slate, and since he was the first one made, he had no other influence when he was created. Pride's also arguably a child Homunculus (Selim form aside, he is rather childish and mostly does things because he's told to), which would also make sense that he's the most obedient. Children care more about pleasing their parents than adults/teenagers do.]]



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** Even if his soul is fueled by the thousand of others and his biology messed up by his new status as Philosopher Stone, he was originally a human, so he still had the genetic material necessary to produce children.


** It should also be noted that Edward was right-handed before he lost his right arm, and in early episodes of FMA (2003) we see clips of Ed's research written in a flowing cursive hand. Contrast this with the letter he writes Winry [[spoiler:after passing the State Alchemist exam]], where there are several balled up pieces of paper on the desk, and he is evidently concentrating very hard to scrawl even simple words with his left hand. Even later in the series, Pinako comments that she hasn't received "even a postcard" from the boys, further demonstrating that Ed finds writing to be a truly difficult chore (and that he never sent that letter to Winry). Ed has probably given up on ever being able to write well again, giving him a disproportionate admiration and appreciation of others' abilities.

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** It should also be noted that Edward was right-handed before he lost his right arm, and in early episodes of FMA (2003) we see clips of Ed's research written in a flowing cursive hand. Contrast this with the letter he writes Winry [[spoiler:after passing the State Alchemist exam]], where there are several balled up pieces of paper on the desk, and he is evidently concentrating very hard to scrawl even simple words with his left hand. Even later Later in the series, Pinako comments that she hasn't received "even a postcard" from the boys, further demonstrating that Ed finds writing to be a truly difficult chore (and that he never sent that letter to Winry). Ed has probably given up on ever being able to write (or draw) well ever again, giving him a disproportionate admiration and appreciation of others' abilities.

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** It should also be noted that Edward was right-handed before he lost his right arm, and in early episodes of FMA (2003) we see clips of Ed's research written in a flowing cursive hand. Contrast this with the letter he writes Winry [[spoiler:after passing the State Alchemist exam]], where there are several balled up pieces of paper on the desk, and he is evidently concentrating very hard to scrawl even simple words with his left hand. Even later in the series, Pinako comments that she hasn't received "even a postcard" from the boys, further demonstrating that Ed finds writing to be a truly difficult chore (and that he never sent that letter to Winry). Ed has probably given up on ever being able to write well again, giving him a disproportionate admiration and appreciation of others' abilities.


** Greed and his minions were hopelessly outmatched and destroyed by King Bradley when Bradley raided the Devil's Nest. After returning later in the series, however, he puts up a much better fight. In fact, he even goes as far as to engage Bradley extending his Ultimate Shield only over his arms and still gives him the fight of his life. To make sense of this, one has to remember just how he returns: [[spoiler:in Ling's body]]. Sometime after stomping Greed and killing off his minions, Bradley ended up in pursuit of [[spoiler:Ling and Lan Fan]]. Seeing how [[spoiler:the Xingese royals that crossed into Amestris]] are far more ''[[WeakButSkilled skilled]]'' than Greed, they were able to elude Bradley. [[spoiler:Second Greed wasn't ''stronger'', he was ''more skilled'' thanks to Ling's martial arts prowess and Stone-sensing ability.]]

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** Greed and his minions were hopelessly outmatched and destroyed by King Bradley when Bradley raided the Devil's Nest. After returning later in the series, however, he puts up a much better fight. In fact, he even goes as far as to engage Bradley extending his Ultimate Shield only over his arms and still gives him the fight of his life. To make sense of this, one has to remember just how he returns: [[spoiler:in Ling's body]]. Sometime after stomping Greed and killing off his minions, Bradley ended up in pursuit of [[spoiler:Ling and Lan Fan]]. Seeing how [[spoiler:the Xingese royals that crossed into Amestris]] are far more ''[[WeakButSkilled skilled]]'' than Greed, they were able to elude Bradley. [[spoiler:Second Greed wasn't ''stronger'', he was ''more skilled'' thanks to Ling's martial arts prowess and Stone-sensing ability.prowess.]]


** Before he [[spoiler:gets boiled down]], Greed insults Envy's appearance by [[BerserkButton calling them ugly]] and then goes out of his way to goad them to turn into their [[OneWingedAngel real form]], even though Envy is threatening to kill him. Why would he do that? Well, he'd definitely want to go out with the satisfaction of angering Envy (and the rest of his family) if he ''had'' to, but if Envy did take a swipe at him in their giant form, given how short-sighted Envy can be it likely would've broken the restraints on Greed and could have offered him a chance, however slim, of trying to escape in the ensuing mayhem (or of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to take down]] [[ItsPersonal Wrath]] again and potentially [[TakingYouWithMe some of the other homunculi]]). Envy being in his giant size would also provide a good obstacle to the other homunculi trying to get to Greed and potentially block their line of sight on him.

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** Before he [[spoiler:gets boiled down]], Greed insults Envy's appearance by [[BerserkButton calling them ugly]] and then goes out of his way to goad them to turn into their [[OneWingedAngel real form]], even though Envy is threatening to kill him. Why would he do that? Well, he'd definitely want to go out with the satisfaction of angering Envy (and the rest of his family) if he ''had'' to, but if Envy did take a swipe at him in their giant form, given how short-sighted Envy can be it likely would've broken the restraints on Greed and could have offered him a chance, however slim, of trying to escape in the ensuing mayhem (or of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to take down]] [[ItsPersonal Wrath]] again and potentially [[TakingYouWithMe some of the other homunculi]]). Envy being in his their giant size would also provide a good obstacle to the other homunculi trying to get to Greed and potentially block their line of sight on him.


** Before he [[spoiler:gets boiled down]], Greed insults Envy's appearance by [[BerserkButton calling them ugly]] and then goes out of his way to goad them to turn into their [[OneWingedAngel real form]], even though Envy is threatening to kill him. Why would he do that? Well, he'd definitely want to go out with the satisfaction of angering Envy (and the rest of his family) if he ''had'' to, but if Envy did take a swipe at him in his giant form, given how short-sighted Envy can be it likely would've broken the restraints on Greed and could have offered him a chance, however slim, of trying to escape in the ensuing mayhem (or of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to take down]]] [[ItsPersonal Wrath]] again and potentially [[TakingYouWithMe some of the other homunculi]]). Envy being in his giant size would also provide a good obstacle to the other homunculi trying to get to Greed and potentially block their line of sight on him.

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** Before he [[spoiler:gets boiled down]], Greed insults Envy's appearance by [[BerserkButton calling them ugly]] and then goes out of his way to goad them to turn into their [[OneWingedAngel real form]], even though Envy is threatening to kill him. Why would he do that? Well, he'd definitely want to go out with the satisfaction of angering Envy (and the rest of his family) if he ''had'' to, but if Envy did take a swipe at him in his their giant form, given how short-sighted Envy can be it likely would've broken the restraints on Greed and could have offered him a chance, however slim, of trying to escape in the ensuing mayhem (or of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to take down]]] down]] [[ItsPersonal Wrath]] again and potentially [[TakingYouWithMe some of the other homunculi]]). Envy being in his giant size would also provide a good obstacle to the other homunculi trying to get to Greed and potentially block their line of sight on him.

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** Before he [[spoiler:gets boiled down]], Greed insults Envy's appearance by [[BerserkButton calling them ugly]] and then goes out of his way to goad them to turn into their [[OneWingedAngel real form]], even though Envy is threatening to kill him. Why would he do that? Well, he'd definitely want to go out with the satisfaction of angering Envy (and the rest of his family) if he ''had'' to, but if Envy did take a swipe at him in his giant form, given how short-sighted Envy can be it likely would've broken the restraints on Greed and could have offered him a chance, however slim, of trying to escape in the ensuing mayhem (or of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge trying to take down]]] [[ItsPersonal Wrath]] again and potentially [[TakingYouWithMe some of the other homunculi]]). Envy being in his giant size would also provide a good obstacle to the other homunculi trying to get to Greed and potentially block their line of sight on him.


* In Episode 1 of Brotherhood, the ice alchemist, Isaac McDougal, [[spoiler:is trying to kill Bradley for what he did to Ishval. He's trying to protect the world from him. When we learn about the conspiracy and the homunculi, his actions suddenly make perfect sense.]]

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* In Episode 1 of Brotherhood, the ice alchemist, Isaac McDougal, [=McDougal=], [[spoiler:is trying to kill Bradley for what he did to Ishval. He's trying to protect the world from him. When we learn about the conspiracy and the homunculi, his actions suddenly make perfect sense.]]


* In Episode 1, the ice alchemist [[spoiler:is trying to kill Bradley for what he did to Ishval. He's trying to protect the world from him. When we learn about the conspiracy and the homunculi, his actions suddenly make perfect sense.]]

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* In Episode 1, 1 of Brotherhood, the ice alchemist alchemist, Isaac McDougal, [[spoiler:is trying to kill Bradley for what he did to Ishval. He's trying to protect the world from him. When we learn about the conspiracy and the homunculi, his actions suddenly make perfect sense.]]
** Upon re-watching the first episode after the conclusion of the series, it's hard to tell which is worse; [[spoiler: that Isaac (who at the time came off looking and sounding like a raving lunatic) was right all along, or that even if his plan ''had'' succeeded, in the long run, it would have been, ''at worst'', a major inconvenience. The military would've been lost their main base...and that's about it. Even then, this assumes that the damage wouldn't be easy to reverse after the fact with alchemy. Either way, it would have done very little, if ''anything at all'' to hinder Father's plan, and Bradley himself would have undoubtedly survived the destruction of the base, thus rendering Isaac's goal useless since Bradley was his target in the first place.
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*** That also explains why Ed is so short for most of the series even though he is a BigEater - Al's body is constantly draining energy and other essential elements like vitamins from Ed's in order to remain alive.

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* After Xerxes, isn't Hohenheim transformed into a homunculus? He's basically a cross between Wrath and Father, so how can he have children?

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