Questions tagged [fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood]

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a 2010 anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Use it with "fma-series" tag for question related to 2010's anime series .

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What's the difference between Father, Van Hohenheim, and the main Homunculi?

After rewatching most of FMA: Brotherhood, I'm a bit confused. In Episode 40, Van Hohenheim explained that he's a humanoid form of the Philosopher's Stone. What difference does it make from the main ...
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Has Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood always been the number 1 top anime on MyAnimeList?

I would like to know if there were animes which reigned supreme on MAL before and after FMAB made its entry on the list. Has any anime ever dethroned FMAB (even if temporarily) or has it always been ...
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How does Mei Chang age all of a sudden at the end of FMA: Brotherhood?

As Mei Chang was introduced in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, she was depicted as a small child. But at the end, when she settles down with Alphonse Elric, she grows a lot more than the other ...
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How can Edward perform human transmutation on himself?

While he was trapped inside Gluttony, Edward performed human transmutation on himself in order to access his Gate. This means that he had to deconstruct and reconstruct himself, but I don't understand ...
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Full-metal Alchemist Brotherhood: Why didn't Edward use other better alternative over sacrificing his alchemy to get his brother back?

In the pre-final episode: episode 63 - The Other Side of the Gateway, why didn't Elric use the following options: Ling gives the philosopher's stone to retrieve his brother. The reason Edward gives ...
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What was that thing Edward and Alphonse created when they attempted human transmutation?

I just completed the FMA:B anime (been meaning to do this) and I'm still confused as to what they actually created. Originally, they thought it was their mother but then Edward realized that it ...
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If father has spread his 7 sins in the form of Homunculi, what is left in himself?

In Fullmetal Alchemist -Brotherhood we see that Father creates seven Homunculi, from his seven features which are actually seven deadly sins. (He said he wanted to get rid of these "human" ...
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Do the details of these hands with Hebrew letters have any real-life meaning?

At the beginning of episode 2 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, we see this drawing of two hands with inscriptions that use Hebrew letters. (Click for larger image.) This appears to originate from ...
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Why did Colonel Mustang lose his sense of sight and not his arm or body?

In Fullmetal Alchemist, when an alchemist performs human transmutation, they lose a part of their body. What determines the body part an alchemist loses?
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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: ...
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Did Wrath actually love his wife?

In Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, among the Homunculi, Wrath said that he chose his wife himself. Everything else was given to him. So did Wrath actually love his wife?
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How old were Ed and Al when they performed the human transmutation?

How old were Edward and Alphonse when they performed human transmutation? I am referring to the Brotherhood series, not the 2003 version.
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How did Mei Chang use Alchemy when Father stopped it?

When father stopped Alchemy , Ed and Al were unable to use it. But mei chang still used it. How is this possible?
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If Van Hohenheim is a living Philosopher's Stone, what does that make Edward and Alphonse?

In episode 62 of Brotherhood series, when Father's stone was nearly depleted, he started to search desperately for a new one. When he saw Edward Elric pinned down, his expression suddenly changed and ...
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What music plays in FMA: Brotherhood Ep.16 from 17:50 to 19:40?

What music plays in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Ep. 16 from 17:50 to 19:40? It's when they find out that
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Why didn't Edward Elric get his leg back?

At the end of Brotherhood, Edward sacrifices his gate in order to bring back Al with his body. While doing so, the Truth being associated with Ed's gate tells him: You've defeated me. Take ...
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How did Edward manage to defeat Father?

I remembered watching a battle scene from the 2009 anime titled Fullmetal Alchemist and was puzzled by how Edward Elric managed to throw volley of punches at Father, a homunculus or the dwarf in the ...
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Why was Mustang's vision restored, when Izumi Curtis didn't get her organs back?

When Van Hohenheim met Izumi the second time, he heard that she had opened the gate of Truth and lost some internal organs. Instead of giving her back her organs he rearranged them to improve her ...
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Why Al's had lost all his body and Ed's lost just his arm?

A question that bothered me every time I'm watching FMA\FMAB, it is clear that one body & soul had to be paid (plus arm), but why Al's and not Ed's? anytime I asked myself that I told myself that ...
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Why couldn't Alphonse Elric fix his own armor?

why did he have to rely on Ed to mend his armor? Did they not have the same abilities more or less?
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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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Why did Alphonse lose everything?

In the show, whenever an alchemist commits the taboo, they only lose one part of their body. Izumi lost organs, Ed lost his leg, and Mustang lost his eyesight. But, when Alphonse tried to transmute ...
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How come Alphonse can do alchemy in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood?

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, how come Alphonse can sometimes perform alchemy, and at other times it seems he can't? Also, early on the show, wasn't it said that he lost his ability when he ...
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Which OST can we hear at 16:50 in episode 33?

Which OST can we hear at 16:50 in episode 33 when Buccaneer appears? It is the same ost as in epsiode 47 when Heinkel attacks Pride in the forest. I already listened all of the official OST albums, ...
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What's the song that plays in FMA:Brotherhood episode 36 at 4:40?

There's a song in episode 36 of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood at 4:40, and it plays many times afterward in that episode. I listened to almost all of the soundtracks and could not find it. What ...
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What music plays at 4:50 of FMA Brotherhood episode 61?

I listened all the soundtracks and could not find it. What music is this? (I don't mean Sid-Rain. I mean the music before Rain plays)
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How did Edward Elric transmute a car with different colors than the original one?

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Edward Elric transmutes a car into one with different colors than the original. However, in alchemy, there is the principle of Equivalent Exchange. How did he ...
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Is there any explanation about Selim Bradley's true form?

After the defeat of Selim Bradley (aka Homunculus Pride), his true form is revealed to be a tiny baby in a fetal position. This makes me wonder, is Selim Bradley's true form is actually an aborted ...
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Why did King Bradley allow the Elric brothers, Hughes, and Armstrong to continue investigating the military?

In episode 10 of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, during the events in the Research Lab 5, Edward Elric is severely hurt. Later in the hospital, he writes down everything he had come to know, and he ...
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Why did Father create his "children" as the 7 deadly sins?

In both the manga and the 2nd anime (FMA Brotherhood) homunculi are willingly created. As far as I understand it, Father was created (or rather summoned from the other side of the door?) back at ...
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Why does Edward Elric throw up after digging up his mother's corpse?

In season 2 episode 7 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, as Pinako and Edward went to the brothers' old house to dig up Edward's mother's corpse to see if it was actually her they transmuted, it ...
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What is Truth's view of the philosopher's stone?

What is Truth's view of the philosopher's stone? In an episode Father mentioned that "playing god" was a sin in Truth's eyes. Why doesn't Truth punish alchemists merely for creating or using a ...
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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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Why can't Edward get back his power to do alchemy?

Roy Mustang's vision was restored, so why can't Edward Elric try to use something to exchange back his gate, like using another philosopher's stone? Is it that he didn't need alchemy anymore because ...
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Which song plays while Hughes and Mustang talk during episode 30 of FMA:B?

In episode 30 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the song starts playing 12 minutes in while Hughes and Mustang were talking. It sounds like Requiem for the Brigadier General, except it's a soft ...
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What is depicted on the gate shown in episode 63 of Brotherhood?

I'm looking to get a tattoo of the gate depicted in episode 63, but I don't know what it is that I'm looking for. I know that there are two gates, and one of them is "The Tree of Life". I'm looking ...
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What are the origins of alchemy in Fullmetal Alchemist?

I noticed that in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, alchemy didn't exist until The Dwarf in the Flask came into existence. I also noticed is that the great teachers of alchemy were Father in the West, ...
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How are transmutation circles built?

I've seen Is each transmutation circle unique? (SciFi.SE) where the flame alchemy circle is explained. Is there any rule to build the transmutation circles? Are there other symbols? What do squares, ...
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How Edward managed to escape from Gluttony?

In Episode 24 and 25 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Ed, Ling Yao and Envy are trapped in a sub-dimension that was created for storing everything that Gluttony has ever swallowed. Envy told that ...
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Why do the pistols and rifles not have trigger guards in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood?

I am assuming that the reason is that they didn't want to animate it. But really, I think it's a little odd seeing it, as it doesn't tackle on that much more effort to animate it.
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Shouldn't Edward Elric still be able to perform alchemy?

The reason I ask this is because Edward had his own portal of truth that he discovers after leaving Gluttony, but that's the first time he notices it. The first time he meets Truth, there's only one ...
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What's the song that plays from minute 19:00 to 20:10 in the 5th episode of the first season of FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood?

FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood Season 1 Episode 5 Song from minute 19:00 to 20:10
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How does Father prevent the use of alchemy in Fullmetal Alchemist?

I have recently started rewatching FMA brotherhood, and noticed some things I was confused about concerning Father. He uses the pipes to spread the Philosopher's Stone beneath the nation of ...
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Could Edward regain the ability to perform alchemy after the events in Brotherhood?

Following the events of Brotherhood, Edward lost his ability to perceive the Truth in order to rescue his brother, and in doing so lost his ability to manipulate its alchemic energy. However, they ...
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Why was Al still alive after getting his body broken apart by Scar?

There is something bothering me. Slicer and his brother died after being stabbed with a sword, but Alphonse Elric didn't die after getting his body broken apart by Scar. How did this happen? Edward ...
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What music plays at 16:23 of FMA Brotherhood episode 62?

I can't find the track name. Its when Armstrong comes to the King Bradley's corpse and has a monologue.
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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 doesn't Edward transmute any large blocks or weapons other than spears and a blade?

Why does it seem like Edward can never create large blocks or large weapons to kill his enemies? I'm only on season 2 so so far, but it seems he always creates spears and arm blades.
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In the OVA "The Blind Alchemist", how come the subject of human transmutation live so long?

In one of the OVAs of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials - The Blind Alchemist, there's a blind alchemist who also attempted human transmutation, but So if human transmutation isn't possible ...
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Is the timeline messed up in episode 27 of FMA: Brotherhood?

In Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode 27 "Interlude Party", Hohenheim is seen talking to a very young Pinako Rockbell, much younger than she ever was when Ed and Al are around. And still, she ...