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Questions tagged [fullmetal-alchemist-2003]

Use in conjunction with fma-series for questions that specifically relate to the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime series.

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Did Hiromu Arakawa have any input on the 2003 FMA?

The 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, as we all know, departed significantly plot-wise from the manga. The mangaka for FMA is Hiromu Arakawa. Did she have any input on the plot or production of the 2003 ...
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Why does Roy Mustang's flame alchemy work?

The show requires us to suspend disbelief to the point where Roy Mustang can alter densities of gases or induce some chemical reactions, but not necessarily change elements themselves. It argues the ...
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Why does Greed in FMA (2003) want to know how to bind a soul to an armor?

Greed mentions in Episode 33 (Al, Captured) that he wants to know how to bind a soul to an armor so that he could also be "immortal" like Al. But since Greed is a Homunculus, he doesn't even have a ...
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Why did FMA 2003 Wrath (King Bradley) keep his skull?

In FMA 2003, homunculi are paralysed if they come into close proximity of a part of their original bodies. Wrath (Fuhrer King Bradley in 2003) was defeated by Mustang after his son brought him his ...
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Are the Elric brothers half-homunculus?

If Hohenheim is a homunculus (I know that he still has a humanoid body, because otherwise he wouldn't even have had children) and he has a family with Trisha, who is human, does this mean that the ...
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Can Alphonse sleep in FMA/FMA:B?

In both Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009), there are instances of Alphonse Elric saying what he can't wait to do once he gets his body back. He usually states ...
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About the physics of transmutation in FMA:B

Anyone who has watched even an episode of FMA or FMA:B knows how transmutations work. They are the staple of alchemy, and are very important to the show. The only rule with transmutations is the Law ...
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What's the deal with moving statues?

In episode 1, how are Ed and Cornello able to make the statues move? How is that alchemy? Is it possible that the revived birds are under same process, i.e., they are just moving but not alive?
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How is the use of the red stones able to bypass equivalent exchange?

In the 2003 series, we see on different occasions that the red stones are used as an unstable alternative to the philosopher's stone despite the fact that they do not have any souls entrapped in them. ...
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What is the correct watching order of Fullmetal Alchemist? [duplicate]

I have been recommended to watch Full Metal Alchemist. However, the person who recommended this series to me can't remember the correct order. After googling it, I'm confused as many people have ...
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When does Brotherhood and the 2003 series split? [duplicate]

So I've watched FMA: Brotherhood and Star of Milos. I want to watch conqueror of Shamballa but it seems like it continues from the original series. I don't want to have watch the original series ...
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At what point does the 2003 series and Manga/Brotherhood series start to diverge?

I just finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 series. I would like to read/watch the manga/Brotherhood anime now. Does anyone know at what chapter the story of FMA2003 and the story of the manga/...
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Why does Wrath want Ed's limbs?

In the 2003 series, Wrath is the homunculus created from Izumi Curtis' child, who either was stillborn or died shortly after birth. After Ed finds and interacts with him, he realises that Wrath has ...
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How much are “cens” worth?

How much are "cens" in FMA worth? Is there some sort of canon answer to this, or can something at least be inferred from the manga / either anime series?
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In the 2003 anime FMA, what are the ingredients for making Homunculi?

Referring to the 2003 anime FMA, what is the exact process to creating an Homunculus? I haven't watched the anime in a little while but if this makes sense I am looking for the ingredients that are ...
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Where does the flow of power come from for a Transmutation Circle to work?

On the Full Metal Alchemist Wiki under the Category Alchemy. It says this... The circle itself is a conduit which focuses and dictates the flow of power, tapping into the energies that already ...
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What is the name of Scar's brother?

I was watching FMA Brotherhood, and I was wondering if any of the episodes in the original FMA Anime revealed Scar's brother's name. Now that I think about it, it really didn't really address it. Did ...
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How did Dante die?

In FMA Wikia, it says Dante is deceased, but how did she die? In one of the episodes of the FMA 2003 Anime, we see Dante escaping in an elevator, but is confronted by Gluttony. All we see is her ...
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How did Dante know that the Elric brothers were going to bring back their mother Trisha?

In the FMA Wikia it says this... In the first anime series, the remains of the failed human transmutation that was Trisha takes on a larger role. After the brothers rush away from the scene ...
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Why couldn't Dante create a Philosophers Stone by herself?

In the 2003 Anime Fullmetal Alchemist, in episode 45, she says that she had the Homunculi search for a Philosophers Stone because without Hohenhiem she was unable to create one by herself. But why? ...
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Does the world on the other side of the gate exist for alchemy to exist?

In one of the episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist (the original 2003 anime), Hohenheim of Light is sent to a parallel universe of some sort smaller than the world he once knew by Dante, using a baby as ...
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Who was King Bradley supposed to be?

In Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 anime series) Fuhrer Bradley/King Bradley is a homunculus and is head of the military in Central. They say the Homunculi are created when an alchemist attempts human ...
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How did Dante or the Homonculus seal Greed the first time?

In Full Metal Alchemist, Greed was imprisoned for 140 years (I think, please correct if wrong). My question is: Who sealed Greed? How was he sealed/what type of transmutation/technique was used, and ...
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Comparing FMA manga to the animes

Which came out first Fullmetal Alchemist the manga, Fullmetal Alchemist the anime or Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood?
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How did the birds come back to life when Envy arrived?

After Cornello had been eaten by Gluttony, the townspeople search for him but find a lot of dead birds. Envy arrives as Cornello and passes off a miracle and claims that the Cornello who had been "...
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How much time does the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime cover?

I was always confused with something in the original (2003) Fullmetal Alchemist anime. When Elric brothers have helped the Hughes' when Alicia was born, that happened around the same time when Edward ...
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What's the difference between Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? [duplicate]

I've recently finished watching Fullmetal Alchemist and I then proceeded to watch an episode of Brotherhood before realizing, Brotherhood isn't actually a continuation of the first series. I then ...
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How can alchemy be used in another dimension?

At one point, Ed, Al, and Ling end up in a battle involving Gluttony. Then, It is also stated more than once that alchemists use the energy from the movement of the tectonic plates of the Earth's ...
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What's the difference between the FMA and FMA Brotherhood series?

I haven't watched Anime in many years, but recently I've had time to get back into it. I've seen that one of my favorite series, Fullmetal Alchemist, has done a series reboot. What I'm wondering is: ...