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Fanfic / Even The Wizards Must Pay Their Due

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Even the Wizards Must Pay their Due is a quite popular and thoroughly controversial Fullmetal Alchemist crossover with Harry Potter. According to Word of God it was written because he been reading Penance and when he got to the bit with the boggart and Dumbledore snooping, his mental Ed started kicking and screaming about how that would never work, since Father wanted those who had been to the Gate because they carried a bit of the gate with them. Then it grew.


The story begins with Dumbledore using Legilimency on Ed, as has been done before, but unlike in other stories, this one had a rather different result. A result named Truth. The immediate reaction of the Elric brothers to Dumbledore's action is to leave mayhem behind them and take the child he planned to use home with them. And from there the story unfolds...


  • Adaptational Badass: Xiao Mei
  • Action Mom: Izumi adopted Harry, thus making her a mother.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Xiao Mei
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Inverted. Magic is Alchemy, and the power comes from the life of the wizard.
  • Atlantis: Amestris is a country on Earth in this story. But what? that's not possible? What about all the neighboring countries? Cavy had a solution to the problem. The Xerxesians got tired of being bothered by would be conquerors and people begging help, and hid the whole continent.
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  • Attack Reflector: Dumbledore tried to kill Ling. Greed backhanded the spell away and it took of the trailing end off of Dumbledore's beard.
  • Badass Boast: Truth gets several, and Mustang gets one as well.
  • Berserk Button: As in the manga, Ed hates being called short. Mustang keeps score of how often he can hit this one.
  • Best Friends-in-Law: Ed and Ling are well on their way to becoming this, much to Ed's distaste.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Actually big friendly Shapeshifter Mode Locked dog Animagus.
  • Big Brother Instinct: to Al, as in canon, and to Harry.
  • Blocking Stops All Damage: Only when Greeling does it.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Truth is a busy little deity, nudging Ed into position to take down the wizards. Even more than that, a side story revealed that Ed was specifically created to be this. At least Ed gets a heads up fifty percent of the time.
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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Amestrians to the wizards. Six wizards vs half the World of Badass that is the FMA cast? That was probably overkill.

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