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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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Would the alchemy gate of people be empty while god was inside Father?

If someone tried human transmutation and went in front of their gate, while God was inside Father, would they see emptiness inside their gate?
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Why was Edward given a choice?

I'm wondering why, at the end of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Edward was able to choose what he would sacrifice to bring back Al. When they tried to bring back their mother, I thought that Al's ...
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How old is Mei Chang?

How old is Mei Chang in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Her age is never stated in the series.
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How many characters are there in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood? [closed]

How many characters are there in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood?
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Why do the nationwide transmutation circles have railroad tracks?

Just finished FMAB and felt myself wondering why the nationwide transmutation circle had railroad tracks in every underground circle? There was some interesting discussion here with regards to how the ...
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Why was Homunculus pulled into the gate?

Homunculus did not try to revive a dead person. Why was Homunculus confronted with Truth when Edward gave him the last punch?
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What song plays in episode 59 at 17:00 in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood? [closed]

There's a song playing in episode 59 Lost Light at 17:00 in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It's different from Sorrowful Stone and Lapis Philosophorum and I can't find it. What song is it?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Which song plays while Hughes and Mustang talk during episode 30 of FMA:B? [closed]

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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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 music plays at 16:23 of FMA Brotherhood episode 62? [closed]

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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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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Philosophical meaning on how Ed beat/defeats Truth?

I've been reading around everywhere on this topic and haven't really come to a proper understanding. From what I've read, Ed beats truth by sacrificing his gate and from this he gets to take Al back ...
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What's the song that plays in FMA:Brotherhood episode 36 at 4:40? [closed]

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 half episode specials follow Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood?

I have seen it referenced under a different post that there are four half episode length specials following Brotherhood. I’m in this point of sadness and mass of emotion after finishing the series and ...
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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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Why didn't Father simply capture and imprison the Elric Brothers?

The Elric brothers are able to decipher the plan of Father only due to them not being killed. Thus, all Father had to do was to capture and sedate them and leave them imprisoned. This way, both ...
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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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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 ...
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Wasn't Dr Marco a sacrifice?

This is kinda spoilers if you haven't watched all episodes, but my question is: Wasn't Dr. Marco one of the few sacrifices? Envy didn't want Marco to die, but in the end wasn't used by Father. Or ...
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Would it be better to watch the live action movie or the anime series to experience the original manga? [closed]

I was wondering if I wanted to experience Fullmetal Alchemist where should I start; should I watch the live-action movie in one go or start the anime series on the long road. I'm not sure if it will ...
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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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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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What is the name of the song playing in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in episode 6 at 9:40? [closed]

What is the name of the song playing in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in episode 6 at 9:40 ?
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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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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 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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What does it mean when Pride mentions about Edward turning into a philosopher's stone to infiltrate him?

In episode 61, when the fight goes on between Edward and Pride, Kimblee interferes with the mind of Pride. Edward uses this moment to attack Pride by getting into his mind (or body maybe). However, as ...
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Was body rejection even a possibility?

In Fullmetal Alchemist (manga and Brotherhood), there was a time where Al learned from Barry, before the battle with Lust, that a body could reject a soul. Hawkeye and Al arrived to where Barry was ...
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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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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 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 is Kimblee the Crimson/Red Lotus Alchemist?

Most alchemist title's make sense, e.g. Mustang is the Flame Alchemist, Armstrong is the Strong Arm Alchemist, there is Freezing Alchemist that uses primarily ice, Sewing-Life Alchemist that made ...
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Why is Ed able to exchange his knowledge?

In FMA 2009/Manga, Edward is able to exchange his Gate of Truth for Alphonse's body. However, I find this pretty dumb. The Gate symbolizes the knowledge of alchemy. Father's Gate is small and has no ...
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Why can't Alphonse trade his alchemy for Edward's alchemy?

At the end of the FMA: Brotherhood (Fullmetal Alchemist) series, Edward tried to use alchemy and failed because he wanted his brother back and the law of equivalent exchange clearly states that ...
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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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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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Where in Brotherhood does this screenshot of Ed and Al as children appear?

I was wondering where I could find the episode that goes along with this screenshot. From the art style, it is definitely from Brotherhood. I have searched for a long time and couldn't find any ...
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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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Why does Selim Bradley have a nipple on his forehead?

When Ed "kills" Pride, a tiny baby pops out. When we see him 2 years later, it appears he has a nipple in the middle of his forehead. Why?
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