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Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl Who Succeeds God is an 2005 action role-playing game developed by Racjin and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 console and is the third Fullmetal Alchemist video game released. The game was only released in Japan and as such, is only in Japanese.

The story takes where Ed and Al arrive in the city of Valdolla. A group of cultists appear to attack the city, and that's where Ed and Al meet a girl name Sophie who explains the motives of the Velza Clan, who are trying to resurrect a powerful witch capable of terrible destruction.


The gameplay is a 3D beat-em-up type where players are in control of Edward and Alphonse, and the combat revolves around the use of alchemy. Using a special button, Ed and Al can transform a variety of objects into weapons, items and other objects as well as equip them with numerous enhancers. It has a role-playing mechanic, allowing players to level up by defeating enemies and earning experience.

Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse Of The Crimson Elixir contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Absurdly High Level Cap: The game is beaten at around level 45, maybe 50 if you want to defeat the bonus boss, but the cap is level 99.
  • Adventure-Friendly World: Plenty of items lying around the environment can be conveniently transmuted into a weapon of some sort.
  • Airborne Mook: The drones and angels.
  • An Axe to Grind: An axe can serve as a weapon.
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  • Artifact Mook: The armoured golems, having the same mannerism and nearly the same appearance as the armoured golems from the last game.
  • An Ice Person: Leonid.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Enemies will not recognize area hazards. So if a wall of fire is between you and an enemy, he will likely run into the fire, harming himself.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Armstrong, who has strong arms.
  • Backtracking: Very frequent.
  • Bag of Sharing: Ed and Al share the inventory.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: Even if you defeat bonus boss King Bradley, he shrugs the battle off as a silly prank and says he was going easy on them.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Comic Relief Izzy Trigger actually KILLS Ed via a surprise stabbing after going insane.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ed saves Mustang from Zelgius the first time they encounter.
  • The Big Guy: Armstrong and to a lesser extent, Al.
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  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Ed can transmute his arm into a blade in the middle of his unarmed combo.
  • Blow You Away: Janice.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Armstrong, who loves to talk about the majesty of his alchemy technique.
  • Bonus Boss: King Bradley and in tag battle mode, Ed and Al.
  • Breakable Weapons: The katana and axe.
  • The Brute: Godot.
  • The Cameo: Some of the bosses from tag battle mode are from the previous game. Cornello, Phantom, Crowley, Scar, Bald, Yoki, Basque Gran, Hughes.
  • Combat Resuscitation: Ed can revive a knocked out Al to help him get up faster. Al will still get up if left alone though.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Godot.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Leonid. Even lampshaded when a soldier refers to him as 'that weird effeminate man'.
  • Dumb Muscle: Godot is a 12 feet tall powerhouse, but is so dumb he can only speak in grunts. Leonid even wonders if Godot can even understand instructions.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Armstrong, who loves to cry happy tears and hug.
  • Fatal Fireworks: One of the transmutable weapons are fireworks, which home on enemies.
  • Finger Snap Lighter: How Mustang creates fire. His gloves emit a spark when he snaps, and he can change oxygen concentration in the air along a path to guide a flame.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Janice.
  • Harmless Freezing: You can be frozen by certain ice attacks. Mashing the buttons will help free yourself faster.
  • Human Sacrifice: Zelgius talks about offering the souls of impure to his God, Velza, before killing the soldiers.
  • Idiosyncratic Combo Levels: Ranges from Fine, Nice, Good, Great, Beautiful, Exciting, Wonderful, Excellent, Marvelous, Perfect, Magical, Fantastic, Miracle, Congratulation and Wagahaikandou (roughly translates to 'I am moved by this display').
  • Low-Level Run: The 'idol of misfortune' item when equipped prevents you from gaining EXP, possibly invoking this.
  • No Body Left Behind: Zelgius in the opening burns two soldiers, completely vaporizing them with no trace.
  • The Klan: Most of the Velza Clan members. Some even wear the cone-helmets.
  • Turns Red: The second time fighting Godot, he turns red when low on health.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Angels are shown as 8 feet tall winged humanoids with a head resembling a xenomorph's.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Ed may be small but he can sure pack a punch!
  • Pivotal Boss: Velza.
  • Playing with Fire: Roy Mustang, Zelgius.
  • Point Build System: Levelling up does increase your stats, but it also gives you bonus points to further increase a chosen stat. You can chose to allocate between Ed and Al.
  • Razor Wind: Janice's wind is shown in the opening cutscene to slice a concrete bridge.
  • Religion of Evil: The Velza Clan, which seeks to revive a destructive witch.
  • Stationary Boss: Velza.
  • Tornado Move: Janice can shoot tornadoes.
  • Unstable Equilibrium: Getting higher rank in bosses will net you more bonus stat points and better items.
  • Vacuum Mouth: The vacuum tool resembles Ed's face with an oversized mouth.
  • Weaponized Ball:
    • You can transmute a giant ball and hit it to send it hurtling towards enemies. If hit back, it can hurt you too.
    • Al can transmute one freely.
  • Weapons That Suck:
    • The vacuum is a non-portable tool to suck enemies up into one spot, so you can hit multiple of them at once.
    • Al can now transmute his own vacuum anywhere he wishes
  • We Cannot Go On Without You: If Alphonse is defeated in combat, Edward can restore him back to life without a problem. But if Edward dies, its game over.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: Sophie.
  • Wind Is Green: Janice's wind attacks are green.