Elric Brothers | Other Main Characters | Military | Homunculi | Others | 2003 Anime
This is a short summary page for characters from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its anime adaptation Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Note: For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Characters.Fullmetal Alchemist Anime.
This page is for the supporting cast and other minor characters.
Main Supporting Characters
Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP), Trina Nishimura (EN), Leisha Medina (Latin America)
Speciality: Martial-Arts/Weapons Expert/Stealth
Ling's female bodyguard, who is extremely loyal to him.
- Action Girl: She's a skilled bodyguard and having a missing arm doesn't make her any less badass.
- All Chinese People Know Kung-Fu: Lan Fan is fantasy-counterpart East Asian, and an incredibly skilled martial artist. Justified; she's a noble's bodyguard so being trained in combat comes with the territory.
- Anime Chinese Girl: Xing is a Fantasy Counterpart Culture to China, so yeah.
- Artificial Limbs: She gets an automail arm after she amputates her wounded one.
- Badass Adorable: Without her mask, she's rather cute.
- Badass Boast: Lan Fan manages to outwit Wrath, and while the boast is done in private, she is appropriately smug about it.
- Badass Normal: Apart from her chi sense, she doesn't have any kind of super powers, but is a supreme martial artist who can deal serious damage of to Homunculi, something even alchemists have trouble with. In fact, while Ed and Al state that her and Fu are skilled martial artists, neither are as good as Izumi, however, before Ed abuses her Berserk Button, he was completely outmatched against Lan Fan.
- Bait-and-Switch: After Lan Fan fails to convince Ling to leave her behind because she has been badly injured, she draws and aims a weapon in such a way that it heavily implies that she will kill herself so that Ling will be forced to leave her anyway. A few scenes later reveal that she actually cuts off her arm so it may be used as a decoy.
- Big Eater: A quirk she shares with Ling. The two of them together give Ed a mighty long room service bill. She even has more than one official illustration showing her eating and surrounded by comically large piles of dishes.
- Big Damn Heroes: During the second fight with Gluttony.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a blade on her automail.
- Bodyguard Crush: On Ling, her charge. Ed appears to ship them. Greed and Hohenheim do too, in fact.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: She's Ling's bodyguard, but Ling is just as well trained as her in martial arts, so he's fully capable of protecting himself if need be. That said, they certainly become a deadly combo when fighting side by side.
- The Bus Came Back: 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 goes Cuisinart with her new automail on a surprised Gluttony, complete with music fanfare.
- Character Development: Lan Fan starts out an emotionally volatile bodyguard who is basically ready to slit someone's throat at the slightest inkling of any disrespect or threat to Ling, even his younger sister May who is technically one of his rivals to the Xingese throne. By the end, she's reeled back a lot of her temper, and most profoundly, directly asks Ling to end the 50-clan rivalry in Xing when he becomes Emperor.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Lan Fan is an ordinary human apart from her chi sensing abilities. She nonetheless is able to effortlessly lift the portly Gluttony and toss him over her head.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- In the manga, Lan Fan completely outclasses Envy in a fight, to the point Envy spends basically the entire duration running away from her while still taking damage because Lan Fan just won't let up.
- During the second fight with Gluttony, she subdues him and nearly kills him all by herself, with only a little assistance from Ling; she would've been able to kill him herself if her automail didn't act up. And since later on Pride has to absorb Gluttony because he can't see in the dark, they would have killed him too.
- Curtains Match the Window: Black hair, black eyes.
- Detect Evil: She can sense homunculi and the Philosopher's Stone under Amestris.
- Determinator: She cut off her own arm just so Wrath would lose track of her and Ling, and then later recovered sufficiently from the painful and grueling automail surgery and rehabilitation that normally takes 2-3 years to recover from in 6 months. Then she was back on the battlefield. Technically she didn't actually fully recover from it in that time period but it didn't stop her at all from showing up and kicking ass in the end!
- Disabled Love Interest: For Ling after she loses her left arm.
- Establishing Character Moment: In her introductory scene, she fights Ed to a standstill until he figures out her Berserk Button.
- To Riza Hawkeye. Both of them are devoted bodyguards to someone looking to be the ruler of their respective nations who are implied to have more than platonic feelings for them, but unlike the cool and collected Hawkeye, Lan Fan has trouble keeping her emotions and feelings in check.
- Also to Ed. Both of them are petite yet powerful with tempers and have tendencies to be brash when angered and have very few things they genuinely care for; Al and Winry for Ed and Ling and Fu for Lan Fan. However, their determination is their strongest trait; displayed with Ed recovering from the 2-3 year Automail rehabilitation in one year and Lan Fan doing it in 6 months. By the end of the series, their tempers have mellowed and have grown to care for others. They additionally have differing feelings towards their automail, Ed covers his with his clothing as he finds humility in the loss of his limbs due to performing Human Transmutation for much of the series, while Lan Fan has her arm exposed for practicality due to it being combative, but also finds pride in it as she sacrificed her arm to ensure her prince's goal and their safety.
- Guttural Growler: A surprising female example. Her normal voice isn't this but she makes it scratchy in public.
- Handicapped Badass: Even after losing her left arm, she is still capable of fighting. And she becomes downright deadly with her automail.
- Heroic BSoD: 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.
- Heroic RRoD: Comes dangerously close to this several times since she hasn't properly recuperated from the installation of her automail arm.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Lan Fan would never claim to be anything but Ling's bodyguard. However, Lan Fan saves both her and Ling's lives by sacrificing her arm to throw their enemy off their trail, and later, she is technically the one who puts Ling on the throne, as she managed to procure a philosopher's stone to make up for Ling losing his.
- Ironic Echo: Ling's Catchphrase is 'a King is no King without his people'. To help Ling remember to have a sense of self-preservation, Lan Fan's response to this is 'But people without a King would be lost as well'.
- Also to herself, in her introductory episode, she questions why/how Ed would remove his own arm, just for a trap, about ten episodes later, Lan Fan herself removes her own arm and ties it to a stray dog to throw off Wrath, who is chasing her and Ling, and also to ensure both of their survival.
- It's All My Fault: Blames herself after Ling becomes the second Greed.
- I Will Only Slow You Down: Tries to pull this when injured and slung over Ling's shoulder while actively being pursued by Wrath. When she fails to convince Ling that she is not worth saving if it means the loss of his life, she cuts her arm off instead to throw Wrath off their trail.
- Knife Nut: Kunai are her Weapon of Choice. Before getting automail, anyway. Even then, she elected to have a concealed blade grafted onto it.
- Legacy of Service: Her (and Fu's) family have served Ling's for generations.
- Letting Her Hair Down: While recovering from the loss of her arm and when leaving to get automail, Lan Fan's hair is out of its usual bun.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: She severs off her own injured left arm in order to distract Wrath, so that she and Ling could escape.
- Mask Power: And she actually feels kinda insecure when she loses it.
- Maybe Ever After: Despite her fairly obvious feelings for Ling (and the fact that Ling doesn't deny reciprocating when Greed seems to ship them), it's never definitively stated where they stand by the end of the series.
- Meaningful Name: Probably not the canon spelling, but: in Chinese, the word "ranfang" means "to let off [explosives]". Fitting, considering her other go-to weapons besides kunai are grenades.
- Ninja: She comes from Xing, a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of Asia, wears all black, and is very stealthy.
- Not-So-Badass Longcoat: She wears a long coat after losing her arm.
- Not So Different: Lan Fan develops an early grudge against Ed because of his frequent insults to Ling, but Al notes that Lan Fan's stubbornness and determination is exactly like Ed's. And it shows when she, just like Ed, declares and fulfills her promise to recover from automail surgery in an absurdly short amount of time.
- Perpetual Frowner: While Lan Fan does show a variety of emotional states, the number of times she's seen legitimately smiling over the course of the series can be counted on one hand.
- Praetorian Guard: To Ling after he becomes Emperor. At the ending montage she can be seen standing guard partially hidden behind his throne.
- Prim and Proper Bun: Sensible hairstyle for a ninja bodyguard.
- Put on a Bus: Leaves the story to recuperate after her arm amputation and automail surgery.
- Reality Ensues: Lan Fan astoundingly recovers from Automail rehabilitation in six months when on average it takes 2-3 years, however, since her Automail is designed to be used for combat, overuse causes her newly recovered arm to act up and jitter, and too much strain could rip it out of its socket, as shown by trying to hold up Greedling.
- Samus Is a Girl: Is introduced hooded and masked, and is completely silent throughout her first fight with Ed, until he shatters the mask revealing her face and consequently, gender.
- Ship Tease: With Ling.
- Shrinking Violet: Without her mask, she's rather insecure. This is another thing she seems to outgrow by the end of the series, when she deliberately removes her mask to confront Wrath in his dying moments.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- 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.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Like Ling, she has the ability to pop up unannounced without a single warning and in some of the most unlikely ways.
- Take a Third Option: Lan Fan gets injured and begs to be left behind. Ling absolutely refuses to do so even though the enemy is hot on their trail because of all the blood she's dripping. So what does she do? she cuts off her arm and ties it to a stray dog to use as a diversion.
- Take My Hand: Refuses to let go of Greed/Ling's hand when he and Wrath were dangling over the side of a bridge, despite his warning that her automail couldn't take the strain. It actually started to tear away from her shoulder but she still wouldn't let go.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: She uses explosives as a distraction or when her usual hand-to-hand and knifework isn't enough, and is seen using flashbangs and smoke bombs alongside regular grenades.
- Trick Bomb: Seems to prefer the regular Xing grenade and the occasional flashbang.
- Tsundere: 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 Character Development.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: A downplayed example, as Fu isn't particularly odd-looking, but her grandfather is a short, heavily wrinkled, elderly manl while Lan Fan is a beautiful young woman.
- Undying Loyalty: To Ling. Her loyalty literally reaches life-or-limb levels.
- Unstoppable Rage: Inverted, as getting into a rage over protecting Ling actually makes her fighting form sloppy and prone to mistakes. Ed takes advantage of this and insults Ling during their first fight to make her easier to fight. By the end of the story she seems to have worked on ridding this weakness of hers.
- Vague Age: Lan Fan's age is never stated, however, it can be assumed she's the same age as Ling and Ed.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: She would do anything to save Ling. Justified in that protecting him is her job.
- Wild Goose Chase: Invoked. Lan Fan cuts off her own injured arm and ties it to a stray dog so that the Fuhrer, who is following the blood trail, is thrown off.
- Would Hurt a Child: Justified. She has no problem with fighting May Chang (a 10/11-year-old) because the latter is also a skilled fighter who could easily kill Lan Fan (and is also a threat to her lord getting the throne).
Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori (JP), Kenny Green (EN), Roberto Colmenares (Latin America)
Speciality: Martial-Arts/Weapons Expert/Stealth
Ling's other bodyguard and grandfather to Lan Fan.
- Anger Born of Worry: When he sees Lan Fan after Ling has become Greed and Lan Fan lost her arm, he slaps her and then immediately breaks down crying.
- Badass Mustache: He's got an impressive mustache and is pretty badass.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a freaking ninja.
- Detect Evil: Like the other Xingese characters, he can sense homunculi and the subterranean Philosopher's Stone.
- Go Out with a Smile: 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.
- Heroic BSoD: He slaps Lan Fan when he sees that she has lost her arm, but it's less about him being angry and more about in denial and shock at the sight of his mutilated granddaughter. Then he falls to his knees and actually cries.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He tries to 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 Wrath.
- Legacy of Service: His clan served Ling's.
- Mask Power: Wears one when first introduced, although he eventually stops bothering.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: 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.
- Older Sidekick: To Ling, who could be his grandson.
- Old Retainer: He's been serving the Young Lord for years.
- Only One Name: Only ever known as Fu. It's never stated if that's his first or last name (and, if it's the former, whether or not his last name is the same as Lan Fan's).
- Old Soldier: He's an elderly man who's still an incredibly competent fighter. It's implied that he's been looking after Ling for many years.
- Papa Wolf: Goes into this mode on Wrath when he learns what he did to his granddaughter Lan Fan.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alternately "Fuu", "Huu", "Who". If Brotherhood's eyecatches are anything to go by, it's officially "Fu".
- Taking You with Me: Tries this against King Bradley. Ignores Greed's warnings and fails but it enables Buccaneer to finally inflict a wound on Wrath. Which in turn allowed Scar to kill him later on.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Fu's used regular grenades and flashbangs, smoke bombs, tear gas, and pepper grenades at different points, and his flashbangs in particular were key in the first battle against Pride.
- Trick Bomb: Prefers tear gas grenades and flashbangs.
- Weak, but Skilled: Once he intruded on the fight between Wrath and Greed, Wrath started to take the fight much more seriously. Despite Fu being unable to lay a single blow on Wrath, Wrath actually complimented the older warrior for his skills, even expressing disappointment at having to kill him.
- Would Hit a Girl: Slapped Lan Fan after seeing her without her left arm, but it was more out of worry.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He was seemingly banking on the Heroic Sacrifice trope itself to offer him protection and paralyze Wrath (who isn't more than perhaps a bit winded) so it could succeed. Fu ends up getting killed for it, but it still ends up helping everyone else take Wrath down.
Voiced by: Masayuki Omoro (JP), Jerry Russell (EN), Rafael Monsalve (Latin America)
Rank: Major (formerly)
Speciality: Medical Alchemy/Biological Alchemy
A state alchemist who served in Ishval, and is credited with inventing the Philosopher's Stone. Due to his experience in the war, he deserts the military, living a quiet life as a country doctor, until trouble comes knocking on his door.
- Anti-Regeneration: Because of his intimate understanding of Philosopher's Stones, Marcoh can not only stop the Homunculi's regeneration instead of just exhausting it, but he can unmake them as well. He reduces the monstrous Envy to a tiny green slug with a single transmutation. However, this requires point-blank range, and he's not much of a fighter, so he only got to use it once.
- The Atoner: He's wracked with guilt for his role in the research and creation of Philosopher's Stones.
- Back-Alley Doctor: In a small country town, and very competent.
- Badass Bookworm: Not actually in the beat-em-up sense, but his grit and determination are pretty badass. Although he does get to show off some combat chops against Lust and Envy.
- Batman Gambit: His plan to drain Envy's regeneration worked because he knew from experience how much the villains like to wreck his life.
- Beware the Nice Ones: A milder example, but by being a Badass Bookworm 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.
- Cool Old Guy: His spine and his determination to atone for his sins properly have only increased with age.
- Death Seeker: On first meeting Scar, he begs the assassin to kill him.
- Defector from Decadence: He deserted the military after an attack of conscience.
- The Dog Bites Back: How does he fight back against the Homunculi's continued abuse of him? He sets a massive, effective trap that Envy walks right into. The explosion nearly kills them.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His horrifically mangled face serves as a symbol of his guilt and attempts to atone for his actions in Ishval.
- Grew a Spine: At the beginning of the series, Marcoh had deserted the military and was hiding in a small village under a fake name, and he was so afraid of going back to his old work that he nearly shot Ed and Armstrong. By the end of the series, he's actively helping the heroes and even manages to take on Envy in a fight.
- The Grotesque: Instead of killing him as requested, Scar disfigures him horribly, so they can travel without Marcoh being recognized.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: You thought taking out poor helpless old Marcoh would be a piece of cake, didn't you Envy? Maybe you shouldn't have 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.
- Like a God to Me: Tim Marcoh, being largely responsible for the near extermination of the Ishvalan race, ends up saying this to Scar, one of the surviving Ishvalans. This is a sign of his own humility, but it only serves to piss Scar off (which Marcoh was trying to do).
- The Medic: Acts as a medic and healer to the heroes.
- One-Hit Kill: He shears off almost every soul in Envy's Philosopher's Stone with a single transmutation, turning them from a hulking green monster to a pathetically impotent pint-size echo in the space of just a few panels. For effect, the alchemical explosion Marcoh caused with this transmutation was massive enough that it had to be drawn from a good hundred or so feet away to fit on the page.
- Starting a New Life: He has begun a new life as a small-town doctor.
- Suicide by Cop: 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 Berserk Button and make his death look like an accident. Scar doesn't kill him, instead he kidnaps him and uses him to get information. Sorry, Marcoh. You were a few days worth of Character Development too late for that.
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Barry Yandell (EN), Ledner Belisario (Latin America)
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.
- Belated Backstory: 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.
- Break the Haughty: In his first chapter, he goes from a petty despot looking to climb the ranks to a bum.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Ed and Al don't even remember their first meeting with him.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets absolutely zero respect from anyone around him. Ed and Al don't even remember causing his downfall. He ends up becoming a professional butt monkey in the end—a circus clown.
- Car Fu: Ramming a car against Pride.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Even more in Brotherhood, where he's reduced to a brief mention in episode 4 and a Freeze-Frame Bonus in episode 11 before showing up again in episode 13.
- Chekhov's Skill: Say what you want about him being a crappy mine proprietor, but the man knows his stuff about coal mines.
- Cowardly Sidekick: To Scar.
- Dare to Be Badass: It takes a long time and some serious circumstances to get him to even attempt this. Hitting Pride with a frikkin' car at top speed, and then staying long enough to get everyone in before making a great escape from what was ultimately a losing battle in spite of a good series of counter attacks. Given his expression and the obvious tears of fear running down his face, he even surprised himself. He doesn't pass up the chance to comment on it, either.Yoki: "I did something! I did something!"
- Dirty Coward: Before his Character Development he was this. He has no combat skills, unlike Scar and May, so in dangerous situations, he just panicked.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody likes Yoki; he's generally abused and neglected by whichever group he joins, and the Elrics can't even recall who he is when they meet again. When Envy tried to take him hostage in an attempt to escape, everyone was perfectly fine with letting Yoki die (or at least pretended to be fine with it to call Envy's bluff).
- Getting the Boot: During his Belated Backstory as related in episode 38 he's shown being bodily thrown out of two different buildings.
- Hidden Depths: He's surprisingly empathetic towards Scar's plight, and he even points out that May and Scar's situations with their clans are Not So Different.
- Hostage Situation: Happens, but everyone convinces the hostage-taker they don't care (at least some of them actually did).
- Humiliation Conga: His life since the Elrics talked him in to giving up the title to the mine.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He convinces Marcoh to stay out of the fight with Pride until the time's right, and indeed, he and Marcoh collectively end up saving the day at precisely the best timing when the villains think they're about to win.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Or a heart of fool's gold, if you will.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Slight variation in that it's more like "knows when to avoid jumping into fights," but Yoki's fully aware when he's completely outmatched.
- Kick Them While They Are Down:
- Lovable Coward: After his character development, he's become much better at taking action while tempering his cowardice into knowing when not to take action.
- Non-Action Guy: In a World of Badass, he has no combat skills. Though running Pride down with a car was pretty badass.
- Servile Snarker: He gets some delightful sarcasm in when he thinks Scar isn't listening.
- Small Name, Big Ego: In his first appearance.
- Smug Snake: Definitely, before his HeelFace Turn. And even now he's a bit of a slimeball.
- Starting a New Life: 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.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: When he and several others are stuck in a mining town during a blizzard he is able the guide them through the mines.
- Would Hurt a Child: A flashback shows him slapping a child.
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Bob Carter (EN), Ramón Aguilera (Latin America)
Izumi's husband. A meat butcher who is very protective of his wife, often accompanying her on her travels around Amestris. Despite his imposing face and stature, he is a loving husband and usually gentle man.
- Amazon Chaser: Not much of his past or personality are revealed, but the fact that he's married to Izumi certainly shows he doesn't mind women who are inhumanly strong and ferociously assertive. They first met and fell for each other when Izumi was running through town with an enormous bear corpse slung over her shoulder like a sack of potatoes, which he completely took in stride.
- Badass Beard: He's got a well-groomed beard that alludes to his masculinity and discipline.
- Badass Normal: Alchemy? No. Really big muscles? Yes. Say bye, Sloth the homunculus.
- Battle Couple: With Izumi, his wife. They are Happily Married and were part of the Final Battle together.
- Berserk Button: Other men hitting on his wife is just about the only thing that can drive him to violence.
- Big Beautiful Man: His wife evidently appreciates his size and chub.
- The Big Guy: In every sense of the term. During the battle with Sloth, Izumi tosses Sloth in the air, Sig punches him. Rinse, repeat.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: An absolutely colossal man who has no problem cracking skulls, he's also a Gentle Giant who is extremely Happily Married to Izumi and surprisingly fond of the Elric brothers, in his own quiet way.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Sig and his wife get a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in episode 9 of Brotherhood.
- Face of a Thug: Ironic, given his wife's violent tendencies. He even looked like a crime boss when he was younger◊.
- Gentle Giant: Slightly downplayed. He's mostly a nice guy, but can be somewhat cold at times.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: Engages in an epic muscle-flexing pose-off duel with fellow manly-man Alex Louis Armstrong. The two immediately become friends after 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 Ham-to-Ham Bash Brothers. They kill Sloth immediately afterwards.
- Happily Married: 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.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: It's not that Izumi's particuarly small, but almost any woman (and man) is tiny next to him.
- Not So Stoic: His default expression is a terrifying glower and he rarely speaks, but his love for his wife is powerful enough to stir him. He beams when they embrace, worries when she exerts herself and is enraged when people flirt with, threaten or harm her.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His and Izumi's biological son was stillborn.
- Parental Substitute: A downplayed example, but given how he mentions how the boys have grown and petting them on the head affectionately, it appears he does have a form of parental affection for them. It's just much more subtle than that of Izumi's, who is more open (albeit in a tsundere sort of way) with her maternal feelings toward the Elric brothers.
- Satellite Character: He's almost never seen without being at his wife's side, so little is known about him beyond his relationship with her.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Flowers and butterflies literally pelt anyone nearby whenever he and Izumi have a moment. Which is every time they're on screen together.
- Stout Strength: Sig is noticeably portly, especially compared to fellow big-beefy-guy Major Armstrong, but he's still freakishly strong. He's kind of got that "retired football player" look going for him.
- Two First Names: "Curtis" can also be used as a first name.
Voiced by: Miyoko Aso (JP), Juli Erickson (EN), Mami Koyama (JP - Young), Shelley Calene-Black (EN - Young), Valentina Toro (Latin America)
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.
- Anime Hair: Her ponytail is constantly defying gravity. One omake jokes that the reason it always stands up straight is that there's natto in it.
- Cool Old Lady: A pipe-smoking automail mechanic.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: In her youth. She and Hohenheim were drinking buddies.
- Honorary Uncle: Ed and Al frequently refer to her as "granny", even though she's technically Winry's grandmother and not theirs.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She fit this quite well with Major Armstrong during his time at her house.
- Hypocritical Humor: She snipes at Ed's size despite being pretty small herself.
- I Was Quite a Looker: And about three feet taller.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Seriously, she must have lost about half her height during menopause.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever it was that happened between her and Dominic back in her younger days. He's very traumatized by it (and terrified of her as a result), but she hasn't mentioned it. Whatever it was, it earned her a reputation all across Amestris as "The Leopardess of Resembool".
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her son and daughter-in-law were killed during the Ishval Civil War.
- Parental Substitute: To her granddaughter, then later to her buddy's two sons as well.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She ridicules Ed's lack of height with impunity (though usually when he has it coming).
- Secret Keeper: 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.
- Smoking Is Cool: Her wooden pipe is a permanent fixture on her person.
- Women Are Wiser: Her straightforward attitude helps keep other characters stay grounded.
- Wrench Wench: Taught Winry everything she knows.
Voiced by: Yoshino Takamori (JP), Yuuki Mitsugi (JP - Young), Lydia Mackay (EN), Maritza Rojas (Latin America)
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.
- Death by Origin Story: Died of an illness about five years ago and gave birth to the Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Ed and Al remember her as the best thing that ever happened to them.
- Good Parents: She encouraged her sons' alchemy talent, did her best to let them know their father loves them, and generally made it obvious why Ed and Al wanted her back so badly. The Tankobon Omake where she's shown flying up to Heaven even has her apologizing to the audience for her sons' crazy antics.
- Happily Married: 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.
- I Will Wait for You: Only death put an end to this. The manga confirms that her and Hohenheim's souls find each other in the afterlife.
- MayflyDecember Romance: With Hohenheim. He was hundreds of years old by the time he met her and they fell in love. In the anime, it's implied he knew her since she was a little girl.
- Missing Mom: Died before the start of the series.
- Motherly Side Plait: She wore a loose ponytail over her right shoulder. She's the late mother of Edward and Alphonse.
- Plot-Triggering Death: It's her death that kickstarts a good part of the plot.
- Posthumous Character: She died when Ed and Al were children, causing them to perform the human transmutation that kicked off most of the plot. As such, Trisha is only ever seen in flashbacks.
- Proper Lady: In all the flashbacks she is sweet and loving to her kids and willing to wait forever for her husband.
- Tareme Eyes: She has droopy eyes to signify her kindness.
- Together in Death: With Hohenheim. He goes to her grave and waits for the last bit of his Philosopher's Stone to run out. An omake shows them being reunited.
Barry the Chopper
Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (JP), Jerry Jewell (EN), Jason Grundy (EN - Human body), Carlos Vitale (Latin America)
Rank: Prisoner #66
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.
- Abhorrent Admirer: For Riza, who could really care less about him
- Affably Evil: He can be a surprisingly friendly guy for an insane, murderous sociopath.
- And I Must Scream: After being destroyed by Lust, he is stuck in a tiny piece of armor, alone in a secret room and unable to move. It gets fixed quickly, though.
- Animated Armor: His soul is sealed into an otherwise empty suit of armor, which serves as his new body.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Gives one to another suit of armor.
- Ax-Crazy: This is why he was executed in the first place.
- Break Them by Talking: 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.
- The Butcher: One of his nicknames, and he actually worked as a butcher in the past.
- Comedic Sociopath: His goofy overreactions, unrequited devotion to Hawkeye and utter ineptitude in fighting Al are all hilarious, and even his casual, almost playful bloodlust comes across as almost endearing at times, but don't forget he was a serial killer in life and is still motivated by the same urges.
- Death by Irony: Killed by his own body after he'd gotten excited about killing it.
- Dual Wielding: With meat cleavers.
- Dying Alone: Nobody even knew he was still "alive" in the scrap of metal left after his body was shredded.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Well, "friend" may be a bit of a stretch, but nobody seems to give a damn about what happened to him after Lust destroyed his armor. Ed makes a remark on him late in the series when he, Scar, and the chimeras find his remains, but he doesn't seem too shaken up about it.
- HeelFace Turn: 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 that Riza tells him not to.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: At his most heroic he is still a sociopath, but his love of cutting things up is played for laughs.
- Ignored Enemy: He constantly threatens the heroes, but they have more dangerous enemies to deal with.
- I Have Many Names: Not that anyone cares to listen to the list.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: 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 Envy was far too stringy. He also claims that Maria was "almost good enough to chop up" after she manages to talk herself into escaping prison.
- Laughably Evil: He doesn't have any redeeming qualities, but damned if he isn't funny. Becomes more Laughably Anti-Heroic, post-HeelFace Turn.
- Love at First Punch: He falls for Riza after she curbstomps him with her pistol.
- Love Redeems: His HeelFace Turn was prompted by him falling for Riza.
- Nightmare Fetishist: His original body, now a mindless zombie, constantly chases him on orders from the Homunculi. Being close to him affects his blood seal and threatens to destroy both of them; according to him, his body's effect on his seal feels good. Also, rather then stay the heck away from it, Barry gleefully chases it because he finds to the idea of murdering his own flesh to be really cool. Too bad he got killed in the process. This is later made extra-ironic in that given the eventual 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!
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's actually quite fast and extremely deadly, and his armor form gives him the same pseudo-invincibility that make Slicer brothers and Al so formidable. Though he's more than a match for any normal human, he's a joke compared to the alchemists, homunculi and elite soldiers that he's usually up against.
- Pet the Dog: Doesn't want to stand by and let Maria Ross get convicted of a crime she didn't commit. He immediately calls Roy once he sees the news of her arrest and goes along with the plan, and he even stops to help Ling out of prison.
- Psycho for Hire: He really doesn't care who he's working for as long as they let him chop stuff up. This is downplayed after his HeelFace Turn.
- Reminiscing About Your Victims: He fondly remembers the 22 people he chopped up and uses it as the reason to justify his existence.
- Serial Killer: Started after he decided there wasn't much difference between cutting up beef and cutting up humans.
- The Sociopath: A butcher who became a Serial Killer because he loved chopping meat that much, and saw his soul being bound into armour as an opportunity to kill more people.
- Token Evil Teammate: 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 the Homunculi and his possessed body.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: His main reason for leaving the Homunculi is because they regarded him as such.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Homunculi tried to do this to him. It took a while, and he definitely played a small thorn in their sides, but they ultimately succeeded.
Voiced by: Various (JP), Luci Christian (EN), José Méndez (Latin America)
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 trespassing 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.
- Bargain with Heaven: In contrast with his usual modus operandi, at the end of the series Ed offered his ability to perform Alchemy ever again in exchange for Al's body. Truth tried to tempt Ed to cancel the deal, but seeing Ed was confident his friends are worth more than Alchemy, Truth was absolutely overjoyed, congratulated Ed for giving the right answer and let him claim the ultimate reward in return.
- The Blank: It's a mere silhouette, unless it's grinning creepily or wearing someone else's stolen face.
- Brown Note: Kind of; looking at him won't kill you or drive you insane, but it does come with a hefty viewing fee. And there are NO exceptions...
- Deal with the Devil: And you don't even have to initiate the deal, he enforces it whenever you do human transmutation. On one side, you get your punishment. On the other hand, he gives you the knowledge to perform circleless alchemy in return. At the end of the series, Ed initiated such deal with Truth: losing his ability to perform Alchemy ever again, in exchange for Al's body. Subverted in that while the cost is indeed great, both parties are satisfied with the arrangement, especially Truth who remarked that someone finally got the right answer.
- Do Wrong, Right: Berates Homunculus/Father for attempting to absorb and control God when he didn't even believe in himself.
- Empathic Shapeshifter: Downplayed. He doesn't change shape according to your mood, but he does change to match your appearance. Ed saw him as a Creepy Child, Izumi saw him as a taller, more feminine looking adult, Roy saw him as a tall muscular man and Father saw him as a shadowy ball of nothingness.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Does actually have eyes, or singular eye, but its enormous and eerily lies beyond everyone's Gates of Truth. Making eye-contact with it is never a pleasant experience.
- Good Is Not Nice: Truth-kun appears to exact the proper toll from anyone who attempts human transmutation. This is never pleasant. His primary method of dealing with the people before him is being Cruel to Be Kind; 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.
- Graceful Loser: When Ed finally learns his lesson, The Truth is overjoyed and is happy to let Al return to the real world.
- Humanoid Abomination: The form he takes is humanoid but featureless—barring whatever toll he just exacted from you.
- I Have Many Names: "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."
- Ironic Hell: Ironic punishment anyway, inflicted on those who attempt to raise the dead.(To Homunculus) "Despair to the conceited."
- Jerkass Gods: The Truth reflects the individuals who stand before him, and we usually encounter him from Ed's perspective. This ensues. Turned up to eleven when Father is finally dragged before him for judgment.
- Karma Houdini: It's never brought to task for taking away Al's body and Ed's leg for wanting to see their mother again, or for blinding Roy for forcing the Gate open when it wasn't even his call in the first place. Yes, it's all fine and noble to not want people playing God... but in the above two cases, in theory, a simple lecture and warning should have sufficed. Ironically, he appears to be some embodiment of karma itself...
- Karmic Trickster: The Equivalent Exchange incarnate... has a certain sense of humour, yes.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: What he does to Father in the end.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Personified. The payment for human transmutation is a Living Ironic Hell. Whether it's deserved or even aimed at the guilty party is another matter entirely.
- Light Is Not Good: Regardless of his moral alignment, he is still a sadistic white... thing who viciously punishes anything that ends up at the gate.
- The Omnipresent: Claims they are reality, the world, God, and you. Alchemists may try to cheat death, be cunning before a deity, lie to God, but they can never hope to lie to themselves.
- The Omniscient: It's all knowing. It can give you knowledge too, for the right price...
- Omniscient Morality License: While his methods are extreme, the Truth's ultimate goal is to stop people from playing God, which is arguably entirely justified. Furthermore, everyone who has gone through the suffering has become better for it and knowing their lesson.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Whenever the Truth is shown, it always shows as a Perpetual Slasher Smiler. It only drops this smile twice; 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.
- The Only Way They Will Learn: Truth is brutal in their methods but wants people to come to an understanding - that alchemy cannot solve all of life's problems, and if anything, can hasten one's own death especially if they're arrogant or unskilled. Only friends and loved ones matter. Ed finally figured this out, and Truth was speechless then overjoyed, when the young man forfeited his Gate to restore his brother.
- Pet the Dog:
- May genuinely respect Al, after Al gives up getting back his body to help save Amestris.
- Gets an even bigger one with Ed, after he surrenders his alchemy:Truth: That was the correct answer, Alchemist. You have defeated Truth. Take your prize. All of it.
- In the English Brotherhood dub, his line calls back to the Japanese version's "Voice of the Legion of the subject" thing which the English dub only does with this one line in episode 63.Truth: "YOU'VE DONE IT! THAT'S THE RIGHT ANSWER! GOOD JOB! YOU BEAT ME! GO AHEAD! TAKE HIM HOME! THE BACK DOOR IS RIGHT OVER THERE! GOODBYE, EDWARD ELRIC!"
- While taking Roy Mustang's sight may seem like a Kick the Dog moment, given that he didn't perform human transmutation by his own will (he was forced bodily into it), compared to people who lost limbs or organs, blindness is an extremely light toll and he still gave him the ability to transmute without a circle. On top of that, said character is constantly attended to by Riza Hawkeye, who completely mitigates this punishment's practical applications. Furthermore, it was only a temporary handicap because Dr. Marcoh's Philosopher's Stone 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.
- Phrase Catcher: 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.
- Pretender Diss: Doesn't appreciate people trying to imitate God, or be God, and would rather you just be yourself, to see your true worth as a free person, and your friends.
- Rule of Symbolism: According to Father anyway, who speculates that the prices Truth extracts from people for performing Human Transmutation are related to their reasons for performing it.
- Ed lost a leg and Alphonse, Ed's way to 'stand by himself' and his 'only family'.
- Ed sacrificed his right arm to get his brother back, his "right-hand man" if you will.
- Al lost his entire body so he 'can not feel the mother's warmth as he craved'.
- Izumi lost 'her capacity to nurture the seed of life'.
- And Mustang lost his eyesight, 'denying him to see what his beloved nation will become'.
- Ed lost a leg and Alphonse, Ed's way to 'stand by himself' and his 'only family'.
- Shadow Archetype: Though in an odd way. It is the approximate size and shape of anyone attempting to converse with it. In chapter 108 when Homunculus talks to it, Truth takes the shape of a small sphere, just like Homunculus.
- Slasher Smile: Its only genuine facial feature.
- 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 Al.
- It also drops the smile for a disappointed frown when it banishes Father/Homunculus..
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Father/Homunculus right before having its own gate swallow it.
- Trickster Mentor: It was this to Ed all along. It wanted Ed to learn that there was more to life than alchemy.
- Voice of the Legion:
- This even takes on the quality of being a legion variant of the voice of whoever he's talking to.
- When congratulating Ed for the "truth behind the truth", his voice changes into a legion crossover between Ed and Al's.
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), John Gremillion (EN)
Rank: Black-Ops (formerly)
Speciality: Super Strength/Hammer
The big guy, and part cow. He faces off against Armstrong during Bradley's raid.
- Drop the Hammer: Used a fairly large one in battle until Armstrong destroyed it.
- A Load of Bull: He's part bull, and he grows bull's horns when he transforms.
- Mighty Glacier: Just as strong if not stronger than Major Armstrong, but a bit slower.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform into a bull.
Voiced by: Takako Honda (JP), Tiffany Grant (EN), Valeria Castillo (Latin America)
Rank: Black-Ops (formerly)
Part Snake. She goes forces herself inside Al's armor to slow him down, during Greed's bid for immortality.
- Cute Monster Girl: Martel/Marta is a good-looking young woman with great flexibility, a contrast to the more overt mutations of other chimera characters. In particular, the other reptilian chimera, Bido, is fairly ugly.
- Forced to Watch: A slight variant, but she was unable to do anything about Roa and Dolcetto's deaths due to being stuck inside of Al.
- Fragile Speedster: She's fast and flexible, but also smaller than the other chimeras. She uses her speed to get into Al's armor, but it doesn't stop her from being stabbed by Bradley when she's unable to move.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Stabbed by Bradley.
- Tattooed Crook: Has a large tribal tattoo on her right-hand side from her cheek down to her shoulder.
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (JP), John Burgmeier (EN), Jorge Marín (Latin America)
Rank: Black-Ops (formerly)
Part dog. Greed's most loyal subordinate.
- Cool Sword: Uses a katana.
- Fragile Speedster: Very quick, but not bulky like Roa.
- Furry Reminder: Greed mentions that he lifts his leg when he pees. Judging from his reaction, he'd rather not have people know that.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Subverted in two senses: he is consistently beaten in combat in general, but his death ultimately is at the hands of Wrath, who wields straight-edged Western cavalry sabers.
- The Nose Knows: Naturally, given which animal he is.
- Undying Loyalty: Even more than the others, which he attributes to his doglike nature.
Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (JP), Greg Ayres (EN), Fernando Márquez (Latin America)
Part lizard. Greed's messenger, and the only survivor of Bradley's raid.
- Back for the Dead: Disappears from the story after becoming the Sole Survivor 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 Genetic Memory.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Greed II stabs him in the gut when Bido tries to remind Greed of who he is.
- Lizard Folk: He uses it to climb walls; his animal traits are also the most obvious of Greed's chimeras, giving him a tail and visible scales.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in a handful of episodes and is offed fairly quickly, but his death triggers Greed's HeelFace Turn, which in turn plays a large part in derailing Father's plan.
A group of chimeras that Kimblee brought with him to Briggs - knowing that he can't trust Armstrong's men. Eventually, all four are left for dead by Kimblee, and all end up betraying him in the end. Zampano and Jerso join up with Marcoh and Scar, while Darius and Heinkel save Edward after he was nearly killed by Kimblee, then join him and Greed later on. They generally act as additional muscle for the heroes.
- Badass Bookworm: Zampano and Jerso do some research on Scar to anticipate his behavior and counter his close-range fighting style, while Darius and Heinkel know enough chemistry to recite the components of dynamite and nitroglycerin at Ed's request.
- Badass Crew: 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 Father.
- The Big Guy: They're all physical powerhouses who don't contribute much outside of being good in a fight.
- Defeat Means Friendship: With Ed and Al (or just Ed in the case of Darius and Heinkel), who beat them in combat on the first try.
- Al persuades the Briggs troops to spare Zampano and Jerso, who promise to help the heroes' investigation into the Central conspiracy.
- After Kimblee blasts all three of them to the bottom of a mine shaft, Ed uses alchemy to push heavy rubble off of Darius and Heinkel and unpin them. In return, they help Ed remove a girder from his gut and look after him as he recovers before joining the heroes' side proper with Greed.
- Disappeared Dad: Jerso is stated to have a daughter while Zampano is mentioned to have a son. Their respective kids also think they're dead and neither Jerso or Zampano plan on revealing they're alright until they're regular humans again.
- Elite Mooks: They're a step up from regular Central soldiers both with and without their chimeric enhancements, and Ed needs a bit of brainpower to win his fights with them. This naturally leads to them being valuable allies after they desert Kimblee.
- HeelFace Turn: All of them betray Kimblee and join Ed.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Jerso, Zampano, Darius, and Heinkel can shift between human and half-animal forms at will.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: This must be the reason why Kimblee doesn't bother to help Darius and Heinkel from the mineshaft collapse, which leads to their HeelFace Turn.
Voiced by: Takashi Hikida (JP), Chris Rager (EN), Jorge Marín (Latin America)
Speciality: Super Strength/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.
- Bad "Bad Acting": Envy accuses him of this when he's leading them to the heroes. While he was good enough to trick Envy in the first place, Zampano does sound a little forced during this part.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jerso.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Like Jerso, he's ashamed enough of his chimera form that he doesn't want to see his family until he's back to normal.
- Pig Man: In his chimera form.
- Reverse Mole: After joining the heroes, he seems to be revealed as The Mole 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.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: When still on Kimblee's side his glasses give off this effect, especially in comparison to Heinkel, whose glasses are normally see-through. When he defects, he's much more emotive, and the glasses lose this effect, becoming Opaque Lenses.
- Spike Shooter: He can eject spikes from his back when in chimera form.
- Walking the Earth: 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), Andrew Love (EN), Ledner Belisario (Latin America)
Speciality: Agility/Adhesive Saliva
A chimera who takes the form of a toad. After defecting 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.
- Frog Men: In his chimera form, he's a large, yellow, bulbous, anthropomorphic toad.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Zampano.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Much like Zampano, Jerso mentions that he's too ashamed to go see his family again due to his chimera form.
- Super Spit: Jerso can spit or drool large globs of sticky, adhesive saliva that hamper his opponents' movement.
- Walking the Earth: 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: Masuo Amada (JP), George Manley (EN), Emerson Gutiérrez (Latin America)
Speciality: Super Strength
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 True Companions.
- Ambiguously Gay: In the 4-Koma Theater animated shorts, he seems attracted to men. On the main series, he shows disappointment when Heinkel's lion form does not have paw pads, implying he fantasized about his furry form.
- Badass Driver: Shows a cool head when at the wheel during a car chase in the snowy, slippery northern part of Amestris.
- Heroic Build: He and Armstrong could get along quite well considering his physique.
- Killer Gorilla: Darius the Gorilla; he's fittingly a formidable brute strength fighter.
- Mighty Glacier: Not as fast as the other chimeras, relies on brute strength.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Ed continues to dub him "Mr. Gorilla" despite Darius telling him his name.
- Running Gag: No one seems to be able to remember his name correctly. Apart from Ed's example, Hohenheim gets Darius's name wrong a couple of times, too.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He gives Ed a bit of crap at some points, although Darius still loyal to him.
Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Bradley Campbell (EN), Guillermo Martínez (Latin America)
Speciality: Marksmanship/Super Strength/Agility
Kimblee's chimera who betrayed him along with Darius after they were both left for dead. He's half lion.
- Badass Mustache: He's plenty badass in lion form, and Darius has a mustache when human.
- Big Damn Heroes: An injured and battered Heinkel ends up being the one who saves Alphonse and Marcoh from Pride and Kimblee.
- The Dog Bites Back: He literally bites Kimblee's neck, gashing his windpipe and fatally injuring him.
- Guns Akimbo: When he's not in lion mode.
- Hidden Depths: Between himself and Darius, they're able to correctly list all the chemical components of Dynamite.
- Lightning Bruiser: Helps being a lion.
- The Nose Knows: Uses his lion's sense of smell to track down Pride in the dark. Never has an audience been so overwhelmingly happy to see a lion track down and maul a seven-year-old boy.
- Not Quite Dead: Heinkel is nearly mortally-wounded during the fight with Pride and Kimblee, but he's saved by Marcoh showing up just in time.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes that the banging noise he's been hearing is Pride transmitting their location via Morse Code.
- Panthera Awesome: He can turn into a lion hybrid.
- Pragmatic Hero: He convinces Al to fight with a Philosopher's Stone by telling him that it would be wrong to keep those souls from fighting to save the day, and by doing so, he significantly evens the battle with Pride and Kimblee.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Like Darius, Heinkel helps Ed out but makes a few snide remarks to him.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Zigzagged. He feels bad attacking Pride, who looks like a child, but does so anyway because he knows he's not human.
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN), Maythe Guedez (Latin America)
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.
- Arc Words: Phrases like, "Get back on your feet" and, "Stand on your own two legs" are associated with her and Liore.
- Break the Cutie: 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.
- The Bus Came Back: She appears again when Hohenheim and Al show up in Liore later in the story.
- Idiot Hair: Like most characters, she has one piece of hair that sticks up.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is pink in the front and dark in the back.
- Nice Girl: Sweet and well-meaning; she tries to be polite to Ed and Al even when she thinks they're insulting her faith, and Rosé is later shown helping out the Liore reconstruction by cooking food for people.
- The Tragic Rose: 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.
- Woman in White: She wore a white dress in her first appearance.
Voiced by: Seizo Kato (JP), Andy Mullins (EN), Rubén Leon (Latin America)
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 Unwitting Pawn for Father, and as soon as he outlived his usefulness, Lust and Gluttony killed him.
- Bald of Evil: He's completely bald, and, yep, he turns out to be evil.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Wants power, but is shown to be rather pathetic as a fighter, and is just shown to be a pawn of the homunculus.
- Body Horror: 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.
- Card-Carrying Villain: An aging bald man who wants to take over the world? Generic? Lampshaded brilliantly by Ed.
- Death by Irony: He learns that he's as expendable a pawn as the followers he recruited right before Lust kills him and, in the manga, refers to her father and set him up as the one who's really been pulling the strings in Liore.
- Engineered Public Confession: How the Elrics take him down.
- Good Shepherd: He built his cult based on this image: a wise and benevolent religious figure. He's actually a Sinister Minister because he plans to use his cult to build an army.
- Hulking Out: Does so in this version as a last resort against Elric. It doesn't work as Elric transmutes a giant fist to take him down.
- Light Is Not Good: A catholic-looking priest spreading a religion based on a sun god that looks like Father?
- Path of Inspiration: The Leto cult.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes get red when he hulks out using the Stone — not that it makes him any more dangerous to Ed.
- Sinister Minister: He's a false prophet working for the Homunculi.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only was around for a few chapters/episodes, but he ended up setting up the reveal that someone had knowledge of Philosopher Stones, and showed the brothers the beginning glimpses into the larger narrative at work.
- Starter Villain: Normally, he would last a single chapter, but it was to introduce how badass Ed is.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He convinces everyone that he's a holy man when he's really a fraud out for power. Ed exposes him using an Engineered Public Confession, but even after this, once the Elrics leave the city, Envy uses his shapeshifting powers to impersonate Cornello, successfully regaining enough followers to plunge the city into civil war, a perfect pretext for Amestrian military intervention.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Provides the page picture, being killed by Lust and Gluttony after his defeat, which was engineered to further their plans.
Voiced by: Makoto Nagai (JP), Chuck Huber (EN), Manuel Bastos (Latin America)
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.
- Asshole Victim: The first State Alchemist Scar kills. The Elric brothers don't seem to care about his death. The author has no respect for Tucker either he is the only character in the entire manga series to be shown burning in Hell during Arakawa's "In Memorium" omakes. Even Envy, Barry, Lust and Kimblee ended up in Heaven, so it really puts into perspective just how much of a monster Tucker was.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Compared to almost every major villain, his death is ridiculously unceremonious. Most of the Homunculi are melted down to Philosopher's Stones, Father gets warped into the Gate for eternity, Wrath wears himself down after a brutal fight, Goldtooth gets transmuted into horrific biomass, Kimblee is eaten alive by Pride, and Tucker...gets his brains blown out by Scar, who just walks right up to him. Then again, he's an insignificant and weaselly excuse of a man with an over-inflated sense of self worth, so it's actually quite fitting.
- Entitled Bastard: This guy actually expected to be rewarded for turning his own daughter into a chimera for the sake of a research grant; when he's instead placed under house arrest to eventually be decommissioned and court-martialed, he has the gall to gripe about how no one understands him and he got the short end of the stick.
- Evil Counterpart: Ironically, he could be considered this for Maes Hughes. Both are outwardly caring bespectacled fathers with little daughters who love them, but are guilty of terrible crimes in their line of work. However, while Maes was a loving man despite his part in the Ishvalan genocide, Tucker allowed his obsession with his job to completely overshadow any love he had for his family.
- Evil Is Petty:
- He sacrificed his family for a research grant, first his wife and then his daughter and her dog.
- In the Brotherhood anime, they add a scene after Ed's done beating the stuffing out of him and while Al's trying to comfort Nina/Alexander. Shou just crawls up to his nearly-broken State Alchemist pocket watch on the floor and happily declares that he'll get to keep his job. Ed immediately kicks the watch out of Tucker's hands, breaking it completely, and tells him point-blank that after what he did, there's no way in hell the military will continue employing him.
- Faux Affably Evil: He keeps a jovial appearance in front of everyone until Edward figured out what Tucker did to Nina. Once his secret's exposed, the mask immediately falls off, revealing The Sociopath that lies beneath.
- For Science!: The primary reason why he turned his daughter and dog into a monster? To see if he could.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: And zero remorse about turning his wife, and later his daughter and dog, into twisted abominations, for that matter.
- Freudian Excuse: 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 sufficient justification for what he did, though.
- Guinea Pig Family: Uses his own wife and daughter as experiments in order to keep his job.
- Hate Sink: There is nothing remotely cool, sympathetic, or Played for Laughs about Shou Tucker. Even the financial justification he gives for his actions just come across as the worst kind of pathetic. It says something that out of every character in the manga who committed horrific atrocities Barry the Chopper, Kimblee and Envy, to name a few - Tucker is the only one depicted in the tankobon omakes as burning in Hell.
- It's All About Me: The major reason he's such an awful, scummy human being is that he doesn't have any idea why someone else would act or see things differently than him. He was so obsessed with keeping his job that he saw fit to sacrifice his own family and pet for it, and upon being justifiably punished for his actions, he whines to his daughter about how "nobody understands him".
- Knight of Cerebus: Although it started with a horrifically failed attempt at resurrecting their mother, Fullmetal Alchemist begins kind of hopeful with Edward and Alphonse Elric traveling to find the Philosopher's Stone to set things right. Then they encounter Tucker, whose experiments give a sign of the darker events that will follow.
- Lack of Empathy: He has no regrets about turning his wife and daughter into chimeras.
- Mad Doctor: Using your own family as guinea pigs isn't the best medical practice...
- Mad Scientist: He doesn't fit the traditional profile of this trope since he's rather calm and polite at first.
- Not So Different: Tries to pull this on Ed.
- Not So Similar: Though he tries to pull the Not So Different card on Ed (and gets his ass kicked for it), this is the reality. While both sides did perform human transmutation and "messed around with someone's life", the Elrics performed human transmutation in a misguided attempt to bring their beloved mother Back from the Dead, whereas Tucker did it purely because he couldn't bear to lose a steady paycheck.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He and his family were in danger of living in poverty. His solution? Turn his wife, and later his dog and daughter, into pained chimeras. He may justify his experiments in the name of science, but by the time he does it to his dog and daughter, it's safe to say that he has no good intentions.
- Obliviously Evil: He seriously did not expect to anger the Elric brothers when he proudly showed them the chimera he created by combining his own daughter and her pet dog and revealed that he did the same with his wife two years prior, turning all three into inhuman abominations in constant pain, convinced that anybody else would have done the same in the name of science. In fact, not only did he think that what he did was acceptable, he expected to be rewarded for it. A rare case where this trope does not make a villain more sympathetic or tragic — if anything, it makes him worse, because he refuses to own up to what he did and even goes so far as to whine about how "no one understands him" when he gets punished instead of rewarded for what he did.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: The sheen of his glasses is the first thing seen when he's standing in his dimly lit laboratory.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Gets killed off in one episode. However, besides Nina's death resonating through the whole anime/manga? Turns out, Chimeras become incredibly important later on.
- The Sociopath: He has zero empathy, a need for stimulation, is a pathological liar and commits heinous crimes for the pettiest of reasons.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: He never raises his voice once, and it manages to make him seem even more messed up.
- Stepford Smiler: Type C: he appears friendly and affable, but his smile hides the fact that he's really, really unstable.
- They Look Like Everyone Else: The most disturbing aspect of Tucker is how normal he is. In fact, if it weren't for the financial issues that led him to use his family as test subjects for chimera research, he likely would have been a normal family man.
- Undignified Death: Gets his brains blown out like your average mook by Scar, with no audience except his dog/daughter hybrid. A pathetic end to a truly pathetic man.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of his relevance to the plot hinges on the revelation that he is horrendously amoral, after which he quickly dies.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets killed off in one episode.
Nina Tucker and Alexander
Nina is voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (JP), Brina Palencia (EN), Leisha Medina (Latin America)
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.
Tropes that apply to both
- And I Must Scream: What Tucker does to them. Being fused together to become a creepy-looking humanoid dog puts them both in constant pain, and since they can't be separated, Scar opts to Mercy Kill them.
- Body Horror: Nina's own father fuses them into a sick parody of a humanoid dog that's in constant pain due to the man's incompetence.
- Break the Cutie: Both of them are in constant pain physically and mentally when they're fused as a Chimera, and it's considered a Mercy Kill when Scar kills them both.
- Canine Companion: Alexander to Nina, never leaving her side.
- Guinea Pig Family: Her father turned her and her dog Alexander into a chimera, just like he did to her mother.
- Mercy Kill: Scar kills them so that they won't have to remain as a chimera.
- Present Absence: Their transformation into a Chimera and deaths at the hands of Scar continues to haunt the Elrics for the rest of the series, and never letting someone suffer as they did becomes a secondary goal in their quest.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Used as an example for the dark side of alchemy and someone the Elrics couldn't save, though unlike some examples Nina is never forgotten — Edward and Alphonse continue to mention her even in the very last chapter.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Due to Scar being Adapted Out of the live-action movie, nobody kills them, though their fate is never explained.
- Tragic One-Shot Character: We only know Nina and Alexander for one episode before their tragic transformation into a monster and subsequent deaths.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Get killed off in one episode.
- Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: An omake at the end of volume two shows them flying off to Heaven.
Tropes that apply to Nina
- Be Careful What You Wish For: "Don't worry, Daddy, it's okay. If those people do tell you no, me and Alexander will growl at them until they say yes!" These exact words give her father an idea.
- Cheerful Child: Incredibly adorable. Her innocence makes it downright heartbreaking to see what happened to her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Nina wears her hair in low braided pigtails to highlight her cuteness and innocence.
- Kill the Cutie: Courtesy of Scar. It was probably for the best.
- Missing Mom: Nina's mother left the family two years ago. It later turns out that the chimera that starved to death was her mother.
- Nice Girl: Nina was an innocent girl with a kind nature.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has Girlish Pigtails down to her thighs.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She was a one episode character, but the Elric brothers' failure to save her acts as a constant reminder that they aren't infallible. Edward even references her in the final episode.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Oh, poor Nina.
Tropes that apply to Alexander
Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto (JP, older), Bill Jenkins (EN, older), Kenji Nojima (JP, younger), Duncan Brannan (EN, younger); Guillermo Martínez (Latin America, younger)
Rank: Prisoner #48
A pair of brothers that were Serial Killers 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.
- Affably Evil: For a pair of serial killers, they're remarkably well-mannered.
- Animated Armor: One brother's soul inhabits a suit of armor from the torso down while the other is sealed in the helmet.
- Badass Baritone: The older brother has a deep booming voice, while his younger brother's voice is higher.
- Blood Knight: Seems to enjoy fighting Ed quite a bit.
- Death by Irony: The Slicer brothers' blood seals are broken when Lust and Envy stab them.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The brothers obviously care about each other a great deal.
- Evil Sounds Deep: The older brother.
- Fair-Play Villain: Despite bragging about their status as mass murderers, they show Ed their weak spots to keep things sporting and plan on willingly answering Eds questions about the conspiracy honestly once Ed defeats them and treats them like real people.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: How Ed defeats the younger brother, but since hes a suit of armor, hes fine.
- No Name Given: Neither brother's real name is ever given.
- Serial Killer: While in living bodies.
- Sibling Team: The brothers worked together to carry about their serial murders and afterwards share a single suit of armor.
- Villainous Breakdown: The younger brother completely loses it when his older brother is killed.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: 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 labs secrets.
- Worthy Opponent: The older brother likes that Ed is actually a challenging opponent.
- You Are Number 6: The brothers are referred to only by number after being assigned to guard the laboratory.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Partially the reason theyre offed by Lust and Envy, partially to prevent them from spilling secrets to Ed.
Catherine Ella Armstrong
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP), Kate Oxley (EN), Melanie Henríquez (Latin America)
Speciality: Super Strength
Alex and Olivier's youngest sister.
- Big Brother Worship: She appears to adore Alex.
- Cute Bruiser: She may look sweet, but she's able to lift entire pianos over her head and throw them.
- The Cutie: Adorable and innocent, especially when compared to her Iron Lady older sister Olivier.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A contrast with her sister, who has a heart closer to cold iron.
- Idiot Hair: Of course, considering it was PASSED DOWN IN THE ARMSTRONG FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS!
- Innocent Blue Eyes: A second visual contrast with her sister is her innocence and gentleness.
- Kawaiiko: She's presented as the sweet, adorable Armstrong sister, but considering who her other sisters are, this was inevitable.
- Killer Rabbit: 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 throws pianos.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: With Olivier. Katherine is a sweet Proper Lady while Olivier is a no-nosense Lady of War.
- Like Parent, Like Spouse: She tells Havoc that she wants a man more like her brother Alex.
- Proper Lady: Looks the part and acts it as well: beautiful, sweet, obedient, plays piano, etc.
- Shrinking Violet: Fairly shy around Havoc in the bonus chapter, and according to Alex, doesn't have many men interested in her because of that.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Relatively minor compared to the other characters. It's either "Katherine" or "Catherine."
- Tareme Eyes: Unlike her sister, who has Tsurime Eyes, Catherine has droopy eyes.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her brother gets the idea that Lt. Havoc would just love to date her. After Havoc spends a good deal of time freaking over what she'll look like after seeing her super-stout father and giantess mother (complete with the memorable "Pomato" theory), it turns out that she is an adorable girl that looks nothing like her brother, father, or mother who then promptly rejects him.
- Waif-Fu: Even though she's small and petite, she can throw giant pianos at people.
Gracia voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (JP), Anastasia Munoz (EN), Isabel Varas (Latin America)
Elicia voiced by: Misato Fukuen (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN), Melanie Henríquez (Latin America)
Beloved wife and daughter of Maes Hughes.
- Break the Cutie: Poor Elicia! She has to watch people bury her dad, not understanding what happened to him.
- Cheerful Child: Maes has every right to be showing off his daughter.
- Daddy's Girl: Elicia adores her father as much as he adores her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Elicia wears high pigtails for the cuteness.
- Happily Married: Gracia to Maes. He bragged about his wife long before his daughter. Then Envy kills Maes.
- Heroic BSoD: Poor, poor Elicia at her dad's funeral. And later poor Gracia, after speaking to Ed and Al.
- House Wife: Gracia is a stay-at-home-mom.
- Nice Girl: They're both very sweet-natured people and it's pretty obvious at least one reason Hughes speaks so highly of them both.
- Proper Lady: Gracia, a kind and gentle House Wife.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Gracia gushes about her husband just like he does, but not quite as loud or as often.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Elicia/Elysia, Gracia/Glacier
- Widow Woman: Gracia after Envy kills Maes.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)
Speciality: Destructive Alchemy/Medical Alchemy/Alkahestry
Scar's older brother who was killed during the Ishval Civil War.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a self-taught alchemist that merges alchemy and alkestry.
- Chekhov's Gun: 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.
- Cowardly Lion: 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, but is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice when Scar's life is threatened.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Like most other Ishvallans.
- Good Is Not Dumb: His idealism does not make him stupid. 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His own arm and life for his brother.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: More like sacrificing his life in order to give his right arm to Scar so that he doesn't bleed out after being injured by Kimblee.
- Megane: The only Ishvalan we see wearing glasses, and he sports a sharp pair that (among his other characteristics) have led many fans to compare him to Maes Hughes.
- Morality Chain Beyond the Grave: Invoked. Scar's master tries to convince Scar to stop his Roaring Rampage of Revenge, telling him that it would just make his brother sad.
- Non-Action Guy: He was too busy studying alchemy and alkahestry to fight during the war.
- No Name Given: For some reason, his name was never stated.
- Posthumous Character: He may be dead, but he plays an incredibly important role in both Scar's Character Development and the endgame.
- The Short Guy with Glasses: Older than Scar, and not so much shorter as much as merely less brawny, but this trope fits well enough.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Studied both alchemy and alkahestry and was fittingly bespectacled.
- Spanner in the Works: 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.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: 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 studying alchemy. In the end, this belief comes to pass, as it's people from all walks of life fighting in many different ways that brings down Father.
Yuriy voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)
Sarah voiced by: Yuri Amano (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)
Rank: Civilian Medics
Speciality: Medical Skills
Winry's parents, two doctors who perished in the Ishbalan war.
- Death by Origin Story: They were killed by Scar during the event that turned him into "Scar".
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Winry remembers them fondly.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Reflecting their kind nature-volunteering to help another ethnic in a war zone.
- Honorary Uncle: Ed and Al refer to them as "Aunt and Uncle Rockbell."
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Just like their daughter. It's especially noticeable in Scar's flashback, where everything is desaturated except their eyes.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: What Kimblee was supposed to do to them, so that the military would not be forced to waste resources ensuring their protection.
- The Medic: Both of them were doctors.
- Nice Guy: What little was known of them was they had huge hearts and were willing to take in any wounded soul no matter who they were.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: They went to Ishval to save everyone they could, Amestrian or Ishvalan. Yet not only does the Amestris military sign their death warrant as "collaborators with the enemy", one of the Ishvalans they saved kills them in a Freak Out! and goes on to become Scar.
- Plucky Girl: Sarah could've left and gone home easily but refused to do so, saying that Winry and Pinako wouldn't forgive her if she did.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Winry and her mom look a lot alike.
- Together in Death: We see their lifeless bodies in an embrace.
- Villain Respect: Ironically, while most soldiers felt disgusted for them healing Ishbalans, Kimblee felt genuine respect for them sticking to their ideals. When other soldiers claimed that they got what they deserved, he pointed out that just as a soldier's duty is to kill his enemies, a doctor's duty is to save lives. He even said it was a shame that he didn´t see their smiles while they were alive.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: 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: Kenta Miyake (JP), Antimere Robinson (EN), Rubén León (Latin America)
Speciality: Automail mechanic
Owner of Atelier Garfiel, an automail shop in Rush Valley, who takes on Winry as an apprentice.
- Ambiguously Gay: He crossdresses and is rather campy, but Garfiel's orientation is never directly stated.
- Benevolent Boss: He's remarkably flexible with Winry's working hours since she's helping her friends save the country.
- Camp: His mannerisms and crossdressing are rather flamboyant and effeminate.
- Macho Camp: He's a burly mechanic despite his campy habits.
- Only One Name: If he has a last name, it's never mentioned.
- Punny Name: That breaches into Fridge Brilliance territory: it's a portmanteau of the French words for boy (garcon) and girl (fille), which reflects his masculine build and feminine dress.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Which can border on Fan Disservice.
Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN), Ramón Aguilera (Latin America)
Speciality: Automail mechanic
A gruff automail engineer who took in Paninya and made her automail; he turns down Winry as an apprentice, but recommends her to Garfiel. He somehow knows Pinako Rockbell.
- Ambiguously Brown: Especially odd considering his pale-skinned son.
- Cool Old Guy: He looks like a Grumpy Old Man at first, but he's also this, having a Hidden Heart of Gold and being a skilled mechanic.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever it was that happened between him and Pinako long ago has him terrified of her. He practically lapses into PTSD when Winry asks about it, and he refuses to elaborate.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's not known for friendliness.
Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Cynthia Cranz (EN), Lileana Chacón (Latin America)
A legless orphan taken in by Dominic. She steals Edward's alchemist watch, but gives it back and becomes an ally.
- Ambiguously Brown: No word is given on why she has that skin tone.
- Armed Legs: Her automail has a blade and a cannon.
- Fragile Speedster: She can keep up with both Elric brothers despite her handicap.
- Handicapped Badass: She has both legs replaced with automail, but is able to outrun and outmaneuver both Ed and Al, to the point where Ed asks if she's an acrobat. She also packs a knife and mini cannon in her prosthetics and she knows how to use them.
- Leg Cannon: The mini cannon that's mounted in one of her knees. Yes, an actual cannon that can fire baseball-sized cannonballs.
- Loveable Rogue: She's introduced stealing from Ed, but she's a friendly girl who quickly gets attached to the brothers and Winry. Not to mention, Paninya only stole things so she could get enough money to repay Dominic.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She gets a speech from Winry about how she should live and work honestly if she wants to repay Dominic's kindness for giving her automail legs.
Voiced by: Youko Matsuoka (JP), Pam Dougherty (EN)
Speciality: Information gathering
The proprietor of a hostess bar which Mustang visits often.
- Cool Aunt: She's Chris Mustang, Mustang's biological aunt who's been raising him ever since his parents' death.
- Knowledge Broker: Her girls are more than just mere escorts; they also gather and pass on information to Mustang, keeping him up to date with events. She's also the one who confirmed that Selim isn't human, with photos of Selim as a young boy dating decades back.
- Miss Kitty: She 's the proprietor of a hostess bar and possibly a brothel. The fact that Mustang visits her place spreads the images that he's a shameless womanizer.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Abandons Amestris to Xing before the Big Bad's plan come to fruition.
Sacred Star of Milos Characters
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)
Rank: Black Bat, schoolteacher
Speciality: Healing alchemy
The tritagonist of the animated Non-Serial Movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. She is an alchemist from the Death Valley underground below Table City, as well as affiliated with an organization there called the Black Bats.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses a leg in the final battle after using the Sanguine Star and crossing the Gate to save her brother.
- Canon Foreigner: Both in the trope sense and in the meta sense with her country itself being this trope.
- Combat Medic: Her alchemy revolves around healing, and she is no slouch in a fight.
- Determinator: Nothing will stop her from trying to save the valley.
- Distaff Counterpart: One could consider her to be a female Elric.
- Enemy Mine: 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.
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: After consuming the Sanguine Star.
- Fiery Redhead: Is very passionate and will do what it takes to protect her people.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The duel of Sanguine Star-infused Crichton siblings seen at the falling action point of the movie is this for her towards Ashleigh.
- Le Parkour: When breaking out of prison in Table City.
- Ship Tease: With Alphonse.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Rather essential to the plot of the movie.
- Supporting Protagonist: Ed and Al are still the main characters, but the story of Milos centers around her.
- Unstoppable Rage: After meeting her parents' killer. Eating the Sanguine Star makes for a dangerous combination.
- You Killed My Father: Atlas killed her parents and tried to Kill and Replace her brother. When she discovered the truth, she was outraged.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)
An inmate of Central Prison in 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.
- Ambition Is Evil: He's actually trying to create and command a city-state in Milos' place that would be powerful enough to overmatch Creta and Amestris. Yeah, good luck with that.
- Ax-Crazy: He's completely out of his mind, killing Miranda with his sword is the point where he shows his craziness. From that point his facial expressions and body language becomes incredibly unhinged.
- Big Bad: His plan to use the Sanguine Star to create his own independent nation is what drives the film.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the film.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Literally betrays every single character he's ever associated with as part of his plan.
- Composite Character: Much like Dante from the 2003 series , he's an egocentric 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, Faux Affably Evil personality, preference to dress in white, and skill at killing people with Alchemy seems to have been lifted from Kimblee. Also, his ice powers and first encounter with the Elric brothers bears some resemblance to Isaac McDougal, and him impersonating another alchemist hearkens back to the 2003 anime's Tringham brothers adapted from The Land of Sand light novel.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: 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.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He's eventually killed by the real Ashleigh to which the final boss role revert to him.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Once his plan is almost complete he goes entirely off the rails, revealing every step of his plan and slasher smiling his way through the ensuing fight. Until the Colonel shows up, that is.
- Early-Bird Cameo: The intro of the movie in particular is the only time we see his true face◊.
- Evil All Along: 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 Philosopher's Stone. He makes The Reveal towards the end of his plan.
- Face Stealer: Did this to Julia's brother to Kill and Replace him, Gender-Blender Name 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).
- Faux Affably Evil: Maintains a suave, cheerful demeanor throughout most of the movie, even when he's grinding up his former allies to make the Sanguine Star.
- Foreshadowing: During the fight with the chimera in the tunnel, he covertly glances at Milosian freedom fighter Alan as if signaling him to provide a distraction. Turns out, Alan is actually Atlas' blindly loyal accomplice and his name is Raul.
- There is also that scar that looks like he has stolen a face and Herschel lacks some face skin under his mask which is a suitable hint of him not being Julia's real brother and Herschel turning out to be her real brother.
- Kill and Replace: Aside from the above, there's also what most likely happened to the real Melvin Voyager, who was a short-haired man in his twenties.
- Long Lost Sibling: Invoked because he'd played himself off as this to Julia after stealing the genuine article's face.
- Manipulative Bastard: 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.
- The Sociopath: There really isn't a better term for a guy whose evil plan involves skinning a teenager alive and manipulating Julia under the guise of her lost brother for his own benefit.
- Slasher Smile: He constantly pull these when his true nature is revealed.
- Villainous Breakdown: He quickly descends into a demented lunatic after Julia eats Sanguine Star.
- Walking Spoiler: He's the Big Bad of the film. But his true identity is a bigger spoiler.
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN), Ryohei Kimura (JP, teen) Micah Solusod (EN, teen)
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
A Lieutenant Colonel within the Cretan army, he appears in 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.
- And I Must Scream: Getting his face ripped off while being Left for Dead must have absolutely sucked.
- Canon Foreigner: Like all from his country of origin, he only appears in the film.
- Colonel Badass: His and Mustang's English VAs even sound similar, too!
- Darth Vader Clone: He's tall and imposing, wears a mask, which hides his lack of a face, and is related to Julia, one of the main characters of Sacred Star of Milos.
- Determinator: To absurd lengths.
- Final Boss: Once his true plan is revealed, the Elrics and Julia are forced to fight against him to save the country.
- Foreshadowing: He has a lack of facial skin and "Melvin"'s skin doesn't match around his neck, which is one of the hints of him being Julia's real brother and that "Melvin", AKA Atlas, turns out to be the one who stole his face.
- Gender-Blender Name: Especially when the more common spelling of "Ashley" is used.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Became as bad as Atlas in trying to gain revenge and even when he achieves it, he nearly destroys the country anyway.
- I Did What I Had to Do: To protect Julia. Tells her something to that effect to explain why he didn't reveal himself before.
- Knight Templar: 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).
- Knight Templar Big Brother: The wolf chimeras were to protect Julia and to watch for when Atlas would make his move.
- Long Lost Sibling: He's the real brother Julia hasn't seen in years.
- Malevolent Masked Man: 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.
- No Face Under the Mask: Thanks to Atlas.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Ashleigh/Ashley.
- Walking the Earth: 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.
- Walking Spoiler: He is not the Big Bad, he's Julia's brother.
- Wham Line: Towards Atlas.Don't you remember me, Atlas? Before you peeled off my face, people knew me as Ashleigh Crichton.
- White Mask of Doom: Justified, as it's to hide his burnt face and true identity.
- You Monster!: 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.
- Your Head Asplode: How he kills Atlas.