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Fullmetal Abridged is an Abridged Series of Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) by Arrogant Dubs.

After being abandoned by their father and the death of their mother, Edward and Alphonse Elric try to use alchemy to bring their mother back from the dead. This fails horribly, and now they must find the Philosopher's Stone to restore Ed's leg! Oh and Al's body...maybe...

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Alphonse is this for Rose in the first episode.
  • Adaptational Jerkass:
    • Edward Elric is depicted as a selfish prick who doesn't seem particularly sympathetic to his brother's plight, instead obsessing over getting his leg back due to it having been complimented by his Disappeared Dad.
    • Roy Mustang has Ed beat in terms of dickery. He's so much this that he has to be taught how to be compassionate by Riza...and even then he screws it up.
    • Maes Hughes is depicted as an annoying prankster who is outright despised by his wife Gracia, contrasting the pair's Happily Married (borderline Sickeningly Sweethearts) dynamic in canon.
  • Daddy Issues: Ed and Al have this, but especially Ed, who desperately tries to use the ever-apathetic Roy as a substitute for his Disappeared Dad and is obsessed with getting his leg back because his father praised its ball kicking skills once.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Pinako, who makes advances on Roy when he first shows up to recruit Ed.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In episode six, Alphonse establishes that Tucker could've simply not made a chimera at all if Edward was no longer an option to use. Tucker's response is to say "I don't follow" and then "See, that's the part where you're losing me". This ultimately confirms to Al that Tucker is Beyond Redemption and he gives Ed permission to kill him.
  • The Fundamentalist: The people of Liore, but especially Rose. Ed, being a Hollywood Atheist, is quick to trample all over this. Subverted with Father Cornello, the guy making them fundamentalists, who is faking his piety.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Shou Tucker, oddly enough. While he still has comedic moments, Tucker's Moral Event Horizon of turning his own daughter into a body horror abomination is played one hundred percent straight, with little to no comedy to it whatsoever, and Al even ends up deciding to let Ed kill Tucker for it after the latter makes it clear he's beyond all remorse.
  • Only Sane Man: Al and Riza try, anyway.
  • Pet the Dog: Edward immediately loves Nina and gives a very detailed and specific description of what he'd do to anyone who hurts her. He ends up doing this to her father.
  • Running Gag: Everyone mistakes Edward for a girl, mainly because of Roy Mustang. Ed also tends to react violently (except towards Nina).
  • Split Personality: Barry the Chopper has one, a woman named Sherry...whom he's in a relationship with. Winry lampshades the fact that they aren't an accurate example of how Dissociative Identity Disorder works.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Barry the Chopper is in this with himself.
  • Villain Song: At the end of episode six, Shou Tucker does a cover of "Still Alive".