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Welcome to the Inferno is a Fullmetal Alchemist fanfiction by our very own CJ Croen 1393. It is principally based on the 2003 anime but takes elements from the manga and Brotherhood anime as well.

Edward Elric, his brother Alphonse and their friends Winry Rockbell and Ling Yao want to find a treasure hidden by the Elrics' father, Hohenheim. However, Hohenheim's ex-colleague, Dante, wants the treasure for herself and kidnaps the Elrics and their friends to take the map and find it.

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It can be read here. It is heavily AU.

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  • Actor Allusion: Wrath's real name is "Christian", which is also the surname of his English voice actor.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The Homunculi are humans, except Gluttony, who is their Pirate Parrot.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Among other things, the human transmutation thing never happened, Ling is childhood friends with the Elrics and the son of Risembool's mayor rather than a prince, and the Homunculi are humans (except Gluttony).
  • Artful Dodger: Wrath was this while he and Sloth were living on the streets. Sloth was apparently more of a Con Artist.
  • Big Bad: Dante. Her desire to find the treasure and her kidnapping of the Elrics and their friends starts the plot and instigates the conflict.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Ed naturally has this toward Alphonse.
  • Big Eater: Ling, just like in canon. Gluttony too, though that should be obvious.
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  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Greed comments that Sloth is really good at her water based alchemy, but she's too lazy to actually apply this ability.
  • Composite Character: While the fanfic is mostly based on the anime, the crew members of the Inferno have many qualities of their manga counterparts; Lust is a sadist, Envy's terrible at fighting, Pride genuinely loves his wife and Sloth hates exerting herself and even utters Manga!Sloth's catchphrase ("This is such a pain").
  • Creepy Child: Wrath.
  • Declaration of Protection: Not quite, but Edward becomes really protective of Winry while aboard the Inferno.
  • Evil Old Folks: Dante and Pride. Unlike the source material, they're evil from the get go here.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Greed comments that Pride has a wife and son to whom he wants to send a cut of the treasure. He mocks him for it too.
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  • Eyepatch of Power: Pride.
  • Femme Fatalons/Wolverine Claws: Lust has these, naturally. Unlike the source material, they're weapons built into her gloves.
  • Master of Disguise: Envy, compensating for his inability to shapeshift.
  • Opera Gloves: Lust has these, which are hiding massive, wickedly sharp claws.
  • Patchwork Fic: Mostly takes inspiration from the 2003 anime, but elements from the manga and Brotherhood can be found as well (Ling's inclusion, for example).
  • Pirate Parrot: Gluttony. The crew apparently found him stealing their food while camping out on an island, and Lust took a liking to him so she decided to keep him.
  • Related in the Adaptation: As opposed to her just being his caretaker, Sloth and Wrath are depicted as being mother and son in the story.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Dante's crew. To drive the point home, her ship is called "The Inferno".
  • Token Good Teammate: Greed.
  • Wham Line: At the end of chapter three, Greed offers to help the Elrics and their friends escape.
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