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* Wrath, who is not so much evil as deeply, ''deeply'' unhinged for understandable reasons. The demise of his surrogate mother [[spoiler:Sloth]] is a particularly good example, with Wrath inadvertently [[spoiler:helping Ed to kill her]] and breaking down into full, heartbroken tears afterwards. Imagine a horribly twisted 12-year-old bawling his eyes out as his [[spoiler:"mother" slowly dies in front of him/''in him'']]. Perhaps the most tragic example of NiceJobFixingItVillain.

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* Wrath, who is not so much evil as deeply, ''deeply'' unhinged for understandable reasons. The demise of his surrogate mother [[spoiler:Sloth]] is a particularly good example, with Wrath inadvertently [[spoiler:helping Ed to kill her]] and breaking down into full, heartbroken tears afterwards. Imagine a horribly twisted 12-year-old bawling his eyes out as his [[spoiler:"mother" slowly dies in front of him/''in him'']]. Perhaps the most tragic example of NiceJobFixingItVillain. Worse still, the last thing she says to him is basically calling him an idiot for doing this (granted, she says it in more of a "You poor thing, you don't even realize that you messed up" tone than an angry one, but still).


* In the manga, during Elicia's outcry, even the Fuhrer is unable to keep his composure, with his hands shaking on his sword's pommel. And considering who he is (on so many levels), this is especially emotional. However, it's later revealed he was shaking for [[SuppressedRage a different, much less sympathetic reason]]... which is an ''even bigger'' TearJerker, since it feels like a complete kick in the pants. [[spoiler: He wasn't shaking out of sadness. He was shaking with anger, annoyed that Elicia was loudly crying during what he believes should be a moment of silence.]]

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* In the manga, during During Elicia's outcry, even the Fuhrer is unable to keep his composure, with his hands shaking on his sword's pommel. And considering who he is (on so many levels), this is especially emotional. However, it's later revealed he was shaking for [[SuppressedRage a different, much less sympathetic reason]]... which is an ''even bigger'' TearJerker, since it feels like a complete kick in the pants. [[spoiler: He wasn't shaking out of sadness. He was shaking with anger, annoyed that Elicia was loudly crying during what he believes should be a moment of silence.]]


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* In the manga, when Roy and Riza's phone call gets cut off due to the latter getting attacked by Gluttony, Roy flashes back to Hughes's corpse in the phone booth.


* Ed and Al's backstory and how badly their attempt at Human Transmutation goes. Ed loses his leg and Al loses his body and Ed is screaming in pain and wracked with guilt. He then uses his blood to craft a Blood Seal to anchor Al's soul to a suit of armor, which costs him his arm. Al manages to get him to Winry's house and begs them for help. Shortly afterwards, Mustang and Hawkeye visit the area and find out what happened and upon meeting Ed, grabs him by the shirt and demands an explanation about what happened while he's in a HeroicBSOD, complete with DullEyesOfUnhappiness/ThousandYardStare. Al ends up doing nothing but apologizing the entire time.

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* Ed and Al's backstory and how badly their attempt at Human Transmutation goes. Ed loses his leg and Al loses his body and Ed is screaming in pain and wracked with guilt. He then uses his blood to craft a Blood Seal to anchor Al's soul to a suit of armor, which costs him his arm. Al manages to get him to Winry's house and begs them for help. Shortly afterwards, Mustang and Hawkeye visit the area and find out what happened and upon meeting Ed, grabs him by the shirt and demands an explanation about what happened while he's in a HeroicBSOD, complete with DullEyesOfUnhappiness/ThousandYardStare.DullEyesOfUnhappiness / ThousandYardStare. Al ends up doing nothing but apologizing the entire time.


* Ed and Al's backstory and how badly their attempt at Human Transmutation goes. Ed loses his leg and Al loses his body and Ed is screaming in pain and wracked with guilt. He then uses his blood to craft a Blood Seal to anchor Al's soul to a suit of armor, which costs him his arm. Al manages to get him to Winry's house and begs them for help. Shortly afterwards, Mustang and Hawkeye visit the area and find out what happened and upon meeting Ed, grabs him by the shirt and demands an explanation about what happened while he's in a HeroicBSOD, complete with DullEyesOfUnhappiness. Al ends up doing nothing but apologizing the entire time.

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* Ed and Al's backstory and how badly their attempt at Human Transmutation goes. Ed loses his leg and Al loses his body and Ed is screaming in pain and wracked with guilt. He then uses his blood to craft a Blood Seal to anchor Al's soul to a suit of armor, which costs him his arm. Al manages to get him to Winry's house and begs them for help. Shortly afterwards, Mustang and Hawkeye visit the area and find out what happened and upon meeting Ed, grabs him by the shirt and demands an explanation about what happened while he's in a HeroicBSOD, complete with DullEyesOfUnhappiness.DullEyesOfUnhappiness/ThousandYardStare. Al ends up doing nothing but apologizing the entire time.


*** Look, [[ApocalypseWow this]] [[KillEmAll chapter]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt was]] [[HolyShitQuotient bad]] [[WhamEpisode enough]] ''without'' that panel. So of course, [[EverybodysDeadDave she had to put it in.]] [[BigNo WHY?!]]

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*** Look, [[ApocalypseWow this]] [[KillEmAll chapter]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt was]] [[HolyShitQuotient bad]] [[WhamEpisode enough]] this chapter was bad enough ''without'' that panel. So of course, [[EverybodysDeadDave she had to put it in.]] [[BigNo [[BigWhy WHY?!]]


** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. Aside from his attachment to Lust, he had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over [[spoiler:her death]] and constantly ask where she is almost makes you wanna hug the poor guy.

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** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. Aside from his attachment to Lust, [[spoiler:Lust]], he had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over [[spoiler:her death]] and constantly ask where she is almost makes you wanna hug the poor guy.


** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. Aside from his attachment to Lust, he had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over her death and constantly ask where she is almost makes you wanna hug the poor guy.

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** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. Aside from his attachment to Lust, he had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over her death [[spoiler:her death]] and constantly ask where she is almost makes you wanna hug the poor guy.


* Ed's utter howl of misery at the end of "Night of the Chimera's Cry", both for the original Japanese and the English dub.

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* Ed's utter howl of misery at the end of "Night of the Chimera's Cry", both for in the original Japanese and the English dub.



** Ed's resulting HeroicBSOD in Episode 8, [[spoiler: to make matters worse, he is tasked with going through Tucker's research, that drives him to resign his commission as a State Alchemist and track down Barry the Chopper, believing him to be Nina's killer.]]

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** Ed's resulting HeroicBSOD in Episode 8, 8. [[spoiler: to To make matters worse, he is tasked with going through Tucker's research, that research. This drives him to resign his commission as a State Alchemist and track down Barry the Chopper, believing him to be Nina's killer.]]



** A bit of FridgeHorror made this even worse. [[spoiler:Because her father promised Nina to play with her the next day,]] it all might have made perfect sense to [[spoiler:her. She and her dog sitting in circles drawn with chalk, her dad being all excited... Bloody hell, she probably thought her father would be showing magic tricks to her till the very end.]]
** The MercyKill. Y'see, in Brotherhood, we meet chimeras who, while rather unhappy with their lot, are relatively well-adjusted and even looking into ways to restore themselves. If there was anything, anything at all, that could've been done to help [[spoiler: Nina ]]in the slightest, well... That door was slammed shut.
* Oh God, Roy's flashback in episode 13. If the lighting, the hesitation of both characters, and ''"Regret"'' playing in the background wasn't enough, the scene shows Roy's shadow on the wall flaring up as Roy incinerates the poor boy.
* Episode 27, near the end. Izumi has just beaten the living crap out of Ed and Al after they finally confessed to attempting to bring their mother back. She stands before them, angry and disappointed. Then she walks over and holds them close to her. Cue a piano rendition of "Brothers." Both Ed and Al begin to cry. Gaaaah. Such a simply crafted scene, but easily one of the most powerful and beautiful in the entire series.

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** A bit of FridgeHorror made this even worse. [[spoiler:Because her father promised Nina to he'd play with her the next day,]] it all might have made perfect sense to [[spoiler:her. She and her dog sitting in circles drawn with chalk, her dad being all excited... Bloody hell, she probably thought her father would be showing magic tricks to her till 'til the very end.]]
** The MercyKill. Y'see, in Brotherhood, we meet chimeras who, while rather unhappy with their lot, are relatively well-adjusted and even looking into ways to restore themselves. If there was anything, anything at all, that could've been done to help [[spoiler: Nina ]]in Nina]] in the slightest, well... That door was slammed shut.
* Oh God, Roy's flashback in episode 13. If the lighting, the hesitation of both characters, characters and ''"Regret"'' playing in the background wasn't enough, the scene shows Roy's shadow on the wall flaring up as Roy incinerates the poor boy.
* Episode 27, near the end. Izumi has just beaten the living crap out of Ed and Al after they finally confessed to attempting to bring their mother back. She stands before them, angry and disappointed. Then she walks over and wordlessly holds them close to her. Cue a piano rendition of "Brothers." Both Ed and Al begin to cry. Gaaaah. Such a simply crafted scene, but easily one of the most powerful and beautiful in the entire series.



* More or less anything to do with the first anime. Wrath, who is not so much evil as deeply, ''deeply'' unhinged for understandable reasons. The demise of his surrogate-mother [[spoiler:Sloth]] itself fairly teary, is a particularly good example of this, with Wrath inadvertently [[spoiler:helping Ed to kill her]] and breaking down into full, honest-to-god tears afterwards. Imagine a horribly twisted 12-year-old bawling his eyes out as his [[spoiler:"mother" slowly dies in front of him/''in him'']].
* Don't forget "Reunion of the Fallen." Half TearJerker, half terrifying. ''Everything'' about the episode's backstory is depressing, from [[spoiler:Lujon falling in love with Lust because of how much she'd taught him, to Lust inadvertently regaining memories of Scar's brother (her past self's lover) due to how much Lujon resembles him, to Lydia finding out about Lujon's changing feelings ''on their wedding day''... Ouch]]. Then there's how ''casually'' present-day Lydia talks about how Lujon has someone else he loves more than her, and one of the last shots in the episode [[spoiler:after the entire town has [[NoOntologicalInertia returned to having the disease that Lujon tried to heal]] where [[TogetherInDeath Lydia and Lujon are shown together]].]]
* Greed's death, especially because of how much it comes across as essentially suicide, particularly with his inspirational speech of the dire need to stop his fellow homunculi. It's also amazing to see Ed try and succeed in killing him one second and then start crying and screaming for him to wake up when he realizes the full impact of what's happened.
* Let's not forget, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UMv7lEutQ the human transmutation scene]].
** You think that dub scene was bad... episode 8 anyone? This plays out in a shorter form after [[spoiler:the Nina revelation]] in the manga and ''Brotherhood'', but the first anime is a whole lot more powerful as this was after a near death experience.

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* More or less anything to do with the first anime. Wrath, who is not so much evil as deeply, ''deeply'' unhinged for understandable reasons. The demise of his surrogate-mother surrogate mother [[spoiler:Sloth]] itself fairly teary, is a particularly good example of this, example, with Wrath inadvertently [[spoiler:helping Ed to kill her]] and breaking down into full, honest-to-god heartbroken tears afterwards. Imagine a horribly twisted 12-year-old bawling his eyes out as his [[spoiler:"mother" slowly dies in front of him/''in him'']]. \n Perhaps the most tragic example of NiceJobFixingItVillain.
* Don't forget "Reunion of the Fallen." Half TearJerker, half terrifying. ''Everything'' about the episode's backstory is depressing, from [[spoiler:Lujon falling in love with Lust because of how much she'd taught him, to Lust inadvertently regaining memories of Scar's brother (her past self's lover) due to how much Lujon resembles him, to Lydia finding out about Lujon's changing feelings ''on their wedding day''... Ouch]]. Then there's how ''casually'' present-day Lydia talks about how Lujon has someone else he loves more than her, and one of the last shots in the episode [[spoiler:after the entire town has [[NoOntologicalInertia returned to having the disease that Lujon tried to heal]] where [[TogetherInDeath Lydia and Lujon are shown together]].]]
* Greed's death, especially because of how much it comes across as essentially suicide, particularly with not to mention his inspirational speech of on the dire need to stop his fellow homunculi. It's also amazing to see Ed try and succeed in killing him one second and then start crying and screaming for him to wake up when he realizes the full impact of what's happened.
* Let's not forget, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UMv7lEutQ the The human transmutation scene]].
** You think that dub scene was bad... episode 8 anyone? This plays out in a shorter form after [[spoiler:the Nina revelation]] in the manga and ''Brotherhood'', but the first anime is a whole lot more powerful powerful, as this was after a near death near-death experience.



* Heck, the last minute or so of the second-to-last episode of the first anime was a combination of sadness and "What just happened" due to the rapid series of events. One heart-wrenching word: [[spoiler:[[SayMyName "EDWAAAAAAARD!"]]]]
* No mention of the episode we see Ed and Al's past? The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSqus2TlcsY&fmt=18 Bratja]] at the end really hits it home, even if you don't know Russian.

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* Heck, the The last minute or so of the second-to-last episode of the first anime was is a combination of sadness and "What just happened" due to the rapid series of events. One heart-wrenching word: [[spoiler:[[SayMyName "EDWAAAAAAARD!"]]]]
* No mention of the episode where we see Ed and Al's past? The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSqus2TlcsY&fmt=18 Bratja]] at the end really hits it home, even if you don't know Russian.



* While in Lab 5, the Slicer Brothers beg Ed to kill them, but he refuses, since denying they were human would mean Al was no longer human either. As this exchange is going on, Barry is convincing Al he's not human, only a product of false memories. If Ed's heartfelt speech isn't enough, the background song, Bratya really pushes it over the edge.

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* While in Lab 5, the younger Slicer Brothers beg Brother begs Ed to kill them, him, but he refuses, since denying they he were human would mean Al was no longer human either. As this exchange is going on, Barry is convincing Al he's not human, only a product of false memories. If Ed's heartfelt speech isn't enough, the background song, Bratya Bratja, really pushes it over the edge.



** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. He had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over her death and constantly asking where she is, although nothing compared to most of the other examples on the page, still tugs at the heart-strings slightly.
*** After Ed tells him that [[spoiler:Lust]] is dead, the poor little guy just flops onto the ground and loses the motivation to do ''anything'' besides sit there and mumble her name. [[spoiler:He's so far over the DespairEventHorizon, that the only way he manages to get out of it is for Dante to basically ''erase his brain''. And even then it's implied that it wasn't entirely effective, as in the movie Gluttony goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Wrath (Lust's killer) and completely ignores Al]].

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** [[spoiler:Gluttony's]] reaction to it. He Aside from his attachment to Lust, he had pretty much been established as brainless and completely amoral. Seeing him break down over her death and constantly asking ask where she is, although nothing compared to most of is almost makes you wanna hug the other examples on the page, still tugs at the heart-strings slightly.poor guy.
*** After Ed tells him that [[spoiler:Lust]] is dead, the poor little guy Gluttony just flops onto the ground and loses the motivation to do ''anything'' besides sit there and mumble wander around mumbling her name. [[spoiler:He's so far over the DespairEventHorizon, that the only way he manages to get out of it is for Dante to basically ''erase his brain''. And even then then, it's implied that it wasn't entirely effective, as in the movie Gluttony goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Wrath (Lust's killer) and completely ignores Al]].



* The opening theme of ''Conqueror of Shamballa'', is a somewhat melancholy, yet upbeat song and show clips on what happen through out some of the 51 episodes. It also includes some of the most very sad moments like [[spoiler:Hughes' death]] or [[spoiler:chimera Nina]] or [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Scar]]]] shedding a tear. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfaYvWnJW2s&list=PL7C598478A154A496&index=76&feature=plpp_video Just check it out]]

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* The opening theme of ''Conqueror of Shamballa'', Shamballa'' is a somewhat melancholy, yet upbeat song and show clips on what happen through out some that plays over a montage of the 51 episodes. episodes of the anime. It also includes some of the most very sad saddest moments like [[spoiler:Hughes' death]] or [[spoiler:chimera Nina]] or death]], [[spoiler:chimera!Nina]] and [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Scar]]]] shedding a tear. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfaYvWnJW2s&list=PL7C598478A154A496&index=76&feature=plpp_video Just check it out]]out.]]



*** And then the cut to Winry who calmly states that Edward now never again will let her wait - and then her face quivers.
** Alfons. Anything about Alfons. Starting with his life, continuing with his relationship to Edward [[spoiler:who only sees a shadow of Al in him and doesn't even notice how much he hurts him that way]] ending with his [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]. That man deserves a seat of honor here.

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*** And then Then the cut to Winry Winry, who calmly states that Edward now never again will let her wait - and then her face quivers.
"I guess this is goodbye for good," while appearing as if she is on the verge of tears.
** Alfons. Anything about Alfons. Starting with his life, continuing following with his relationship to with Edward [[spoiler:who ([[spoiler:who only sees a shadow of Al in him and doesn't even notice how much he hurts him that way]] way]]) and ending with his [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]. That man deserves a seat of honor here.



* [[spoiler:Selim's]] death. In this version, he's not [[spoiler:Pride, but an innocent kid.]] And killed by [[spoiler:his own FATHER at that. And then there's Roy Mustang carrying the little body away from the house after going on a [[PapaWolf fiery revenge.]]]]
* Rose. [[spoiler:Being raped, manipulated, made mute, and generally all the crap she went through]]. She didn't have it good in her first appearance either.
* There's something bittersweet about episode 4. Majhal was so in love with a woman who died that he [[spoiler:tried to bring her back to life, and obviously failed. He essentially murdered several woman in attempts to bind their souls to mannequins that resemble his lost love but they never bind correctly]]. At the end of the episode it turns out [[spoiler:"Lebi", a woman who often visited Majhal, is revealed to be his supposedly dead lover - Karin.]] Majhal refuses to believe that [[spoiler:the woman is Karin - as she is now older than before and no longer "beautiful" to him - and tries to attack her]], but he accidentally becomes [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard impaled by his own sword]]. Even while dying]] Majhal refuses to acknowledge that [[spoiler:Lebi is Karin, and that she is alive.]]

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* [[spoiler:Selim's]] death. In this version, he's not [[spoiler:Pride, but an innocent kid.]] And killed by [[spoiler:his own FATHER at that. And then Then there's Roy Mustang carrying the little body away from the house after going on a [[PapaWolf fiery revenge.]]]]
* Rose. [[spoiler:Being raped, lied to, manipulated, made mute, mute and generally all the crap she went through]]. She didn't have it good in her first appearance either.
* There's something bittersweet about episode 4. Majhal was so in love with a woman who died that he [[spoiler:tried to bring her back to life, and obviously failed. He essentially murdered several woman in attempts to bind their souls to mannequins that resemble resembled his lost love love, but they never bind binded correctly]]. At the end of the episode it turns out [[spoiler:"Lebi", a woman who often visited Majhal, is revealed to be his supposedly dead lover - Karin.]] Majhal refuses to believe that [[spoiler:the woman is Karin - as she is now older than before and no longer "beautiful" to him - and tries to attack her]], but he accidentally becomes [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard impaled by his own sword]]. Even while dying]] Majhal refuses to acknowledge that [[spoiler:Lebi is Karin, and that she is alive.]]



* Al [[spoiler:having Martel killed while she is inside of him. Her blood is gushing out through the gaps in his armor and he just kind of sits there sobbing that he couldn't save her when he tried so hard. To make it worse, it's the only time in the 03 series that armor Al cries onscreen. It really hits home that he's just a vulnerable kid trying to be cheerful for his brother's sake, and that for all the times we see Ed crying onscreen, Al is probably crying too, ''silently''.]]

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* Al [[spoiler:having Martel killed while she is inside of him. Her blood is gushing out through the gaps in his armor and he just kind of sits there sobbing that he couldn't save her when he tried so hard. To make it worse, it's the only time in the 03 series that armor Al armor!Al cries onscreen. It really hits home that he's just a vulnerable kid trying to be cheerful for his brother's sake, and that for all the times we see Ed crying onscreen, Al is probably crying too, ''silently''.]]



* When Edward sees the corpse of a woman who was killed by Barry, he gets [[TraumaButton triggered]] by memories of his mother and that... ''thing''... he and Al created, and passes out. Shou says that the entire time Ed was asleep, he was crying to his mom that he was sorry. The look on his face... Oh, God, that horrified look of fear and sadness and pain... it's just heartbreaking.

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* When Edward sees the corpse of a woman who was killed by Barry, he gets [[TraumaButton triggered]] by memories of his mother and that... ''thing''... he and Al created, and passes out. Shou says that the entire time Ed was asleep, he was crying to his mom that he was sorry. The look on his face... Oh, God, that That horrified look of fear and sadness and pain... it's just heartbreaking.



* How can we forget about the creation of Wrath. Izumi, a mother who desperately wanted to her baby to live again tried to bring him back and she ended up with something that was not human. So she gave him to the gate only for her to greatly regret it after hearing his cries. She tried to reach him, but the gate closed before she could get close and she was left screaming outside the door of the gate.
** Hearing the cries of baby Wrath is really heartbreaking. This is a baby whose own mother gave him away just because he was not human and even when she realized her mistake and tried to take him back it was already too late.
* Envy has a pretty depressing backstory. When his [[spoiler:father, Hohenheim]] made him into a homunculus, he was horrified and ran out on Envy, and Dante, [[spoiler:his own mother]], doesn't even call him her son. She says to Wrath (while standing next to Envy) "homunculi don't have mothers". After all of that, [[spoiler:Hohenheim makes a new family]] and pretty much replaces Envy. It's also pretty telling that while Envy actually resembles [[spoiler:Hoheheim]], they take on a form that looks nothing like him.
** In Envy's monologue in the OVA 'Reflections', he wonders if the homunculi want to be human so that they can die, but adamantly states he doesn't want to. By the end, he expresses that ultimately he wants to forget the reason he was born.

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* How can we forget about the creation of Wrath. Wrath? Izumi, a mother who desperately wanted to her baby to live again again, tried to bring him back back, and she ended up with something that was not human. So she gave him She gives her baby to the gate Gate, only for her to greatly immediately regret it after hearing his cries. She tried reaches out to reach him, but to no avail, and lets out a agonized wail as the gate closed before she could get close and she was left screaming outside the door of the gate.
Gate closes.
** Hearing the cries of baby Wrath is really heartbreaking. This is a baby child whose own mother gave him away just because he was not human human, and even when she realized her mistake and tried to take him back it was already too late.
* Envy has a pretty depressing backstory. When his [[spoiler:father, Hohenheim]] made him into a homunculus, he was horrified and ran out on Envy, and his family. Dante, [[spoiler:his own mother]], doesn't even call him her son. She says to tells Wrath (while standing next to Envy) that "homunculi don't have mothers". mothers." After all of that, [[spoiler:Hohenheim makes a new family]] and pretty much replaces Envy. It's also pretty telling that while Envy actually While Envy's human self greatly resembles [[spoiler:Hoheheim]], they take he takes on a form that looks nothing like him.
him and claims to have forgotten what he originally looked like.
** In Envy's monologue in the OVA 'Reflections', "Reflections", he wonders if the homunculi want to be human so that they can die, but adamantly states he doesn't want to. By the end, he expresses that ultimately he wants to forget the reason he was born.


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** Even with the nature of his crimes, Nina genuinely loved her father and he gave her a happy life before her death. It's quite likely that the Tuckers used to be a much happier family before falling on hard times. Tucker may be ''far'' from sympathetic, but the notion of someone becoming that desperate and self-deluded could be considered sad all on its own.


* Envy has a pretty depressing backstory. When his [[spoiler:father, Hohenheim]] made him into a homunculus, he was horrified and ran out on Envy, and Dante, [[his own mother]], doesn't even call him her son. She says to Wrath (while standing next to Envy) "homunculi don't have mothers". After all of that, [[spoiler:Hohenheim makes a new family]] and pretty much replaces Envy. It's also pretty telling that while Envy actually resembles [[spoiler:Hoheheim]], they take on a form that looks nothing like him.

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* Envy has a pretty depressing backstory. When his [[spoiler:father, Hohenheim]] made him into a homunculus, he was horrified and ran out on Envy, and Dante, [[his [[spoiler:his own mother]], doesn't even call him her son. She says to Wrath (while standing next to Envy) "homunculi don't have mothers". After all of that, [[spoiler:Hohenheim makes a new family]] and pretty much replaces Envy. It's also pretty telling that while Envy actually resembles [[spoiler:Hoheheim]], they take on a form that looks nothing like him.

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* Envy has a pretty depressing backstory. When his [[spoiler:father, Hohenheim]] made him into a homunculus, he was horrified and ran out on Envy, and Dante, [[his own mother]], doesn't even call him her son. She says to Wrath (while standing next to Envy) "homunculi don't have mothers". After all of that, [[spoiler:Hohenheim makes a new family]] and pretty much replaces Envy. It's also pretty telling that while Envy actually resembles [[spoiler:Hoheheim]], they take on a form that looks nothing like him.
** In Envy's monologue in the OVA 'Reflections', he wonders if the homunculi want to be human so that they can die, but adamantly states he doesn't want to. By the end, he expresses that ultimately he wants to forget the reason he was born.

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** The Funimation dub makes it worse with a callback to [[spoiler: the very beginning, when Ed comforted Rose after defeating Father Cornello.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Al:''' ''"Keep moving, Brother."'']]


* How about [[spoiler:Envy's]] death scene? [[spoiler:Even if it doesn't justify the terrible things he's done, [[AlasPoorVillain it at least rationalizes them.]] It's hard not to pity the little creature as his InferioritySuperiorityComplex is revealed right in front of him... and it's the humiliation of being not only beaten but [[DontYouDarePityMe pitied]] by the very "worms" he so, well, ''envied'' that [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide]]]].
** At one point during that fight, Envy looks at Roy with an expression that can only be described as ''[[http://s11.photobucket.com/user/photoperson17/media/FMA%202/5415.jpg.html sheer terror]]''. The sadistic little palm tree clearly didn't want to see what was in store for him at that point, and it manages to make him almost pitiful. He even seems to ''whimper'' a little.
** Like several other scenes, ''Brotherhood'' makes it even worse. There's just something about actually watching [[spoiler:Envy's pitiful little slug form helplessly crawling around while bawling]] that almost makes you feel bad for him.

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* How about [[spoiler:Envy's]] death scene? [[spoiler:Even if it doesn't justify the terrible things he's they've done, [[AlasPoorVillain it at least rationalizes them.]] It's hard not to pity the little creature as his their InferioritySuperiorityComplex is revealed right in front of him... them... and it's the humiliation of being not only beaten but [[DontYouDarePityMe pitied]] by the very "worms" he they so, well, ''envied'' that [[DrivenToSuicide drives him them to suicide]]]].
** At one point during that fight, Envy looks at Roy with an expression that can only be described as ''[[http://s11.photobucket.com/user/photoperson17/media/FMA%202/5415.jpg.html sheer terror]]''. The sadistic little palm tree clearly didn't want to see what was in store for him them at that point, and it manages to make him them almost pitiful. He They even seems seem to ''whimper'' a little.
** Like several other scenes, ''Brotherhood'' makes it even worse. There's just something about actually watching [[spoiler:Envy's pitiful little slug form helplessly crawling around while bawling]] that almost makes you feel bad for him.them.

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* How can we forget about the creation of Wrath. Izumi, a mother who desperately wanted to her baby to live again tried to bring him back and she ended up with something that was not human. So she gave him to the gate only for her to greatly regret it after hearing his cries. She tried to reach him, but the gate closed before she could get close and she was left screaming outside the door of the gate.
** Hearing the cries of baby Wrath is really heartbreaking. This is a baby whose own mother gave him away just because he was not human and even when she realized her mistake and tried to take him back it was already too late.

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