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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At the end of the story, could Edward learn Alkahestry?

Since Alkahestry is used via the dragon's pulse while alchemy used in Amestris was powered by the philosopher's stone, could Edward learn and use Alkahestry after he had given up his gate of truth and ...
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What song plays from 7:20 to 8:05 of FMA Brotherhood episode 5?

Does anybody know the name of the song that plays at 7:20 - 8:05 on Brotherhood episode 5, or the OST it's on?
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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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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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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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Who exactly is Selim Bradley?

I am currently watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I have a question regarding the identity of the homunculus inside Selim Bradley. Is he Pride? Or is he another homunculus? In episode 42, ...
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In FMA: Brotherhood, why do Father's sacrifices remain alive after the sacrifice?

When Father sacrifices his five subjects—the five who have all seen the portal—why is it that they are all fine right after? I would have expected them to be gone, or dead, or something.
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What is the song that plays when the results of the failed transmutation are dug up?

Does anyone know what's the name of the song that plays in FMA Brotherhood when Ed and Pinako dig up the corpse of the failed transmutation during rain? Here you can hear the song more clearly from ...
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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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How was The Dwarf in the Flask created?

In the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, it was revealed that But it wasn't explained what method was used to create him. So, how was The Dwarf in the Flask created? Was it ever explained in the ...
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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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What happens if too much is given during a transmutation?

In Brotherhood, during a transmutation, what happens if too much is given as a part of the equivalent exchange? In the series, the brothers lose something each for trying to give too little during the ...
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Which episode of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood had a lot of transitions with a black screen and white text?

I think it was one of the earlier episodes but I can't remember. Maybe it was during a character's backstory or a flashback but it was only in 1 episode. There was an episode in FMA Brotherhood where ...
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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 does Father (the Dwarf in the Flask) want to be a perfect being?

Why does the Dwarf in the Flask want to be a perfect being, when he's already an immortal, and has the power to do what he wants using the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Envy, etc.) homunculi?
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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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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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Which characters are featured in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood eyecatches?

In every episode in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series, about halfway through the episode there is an interruption in which two images (eyecatches) with characters are displayed. Which ...
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How/when did Van Hohenheim change his name?

In Brotherhood (canon), Hohenheim was originally just known as "23" or "Slave No. 23" but yet after Xerxes his name became Van Hohenheim. I'm wondering if there is an in-universe canon explanation of ...
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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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What makes the mannequins different from the results of the sacrifices' human transmutation attempts?

In the manga / Brotherhood, we learn that the reason human transmutation is forbidden is because it would otherwise allow people to create their own private armies (at least according to the man who ...
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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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Why do the Homunculi look the way they do?

What is the reason for which the (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's) homunculi look the way they do? I know they mean to represent the sins from which they were created, but is there a common image ...
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How did Alphonse recover his pre-gate memories?

In FMA: Brotherhood, Alphonse recover the memories he lost after going through the Gate, by having Martel's blood spattered over his own blood seal (the one that binds his soul to his armor), and is, ...
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What was Dolcetto combined with?

Dolcetto was a human chimera, a creature synthesized by alchemically combining two or more living beings. What was the other living beings that Dolcetto was combined with?
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Why didn't Ross' broken bracelet cause suspicion?

Rewatching episode 17 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, we are shown several times Maria Ross' prison "bracelet" on her "corpse". The bracelet is shown to be broken even after Edward appears on the ...
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What song plays at 7:38 of FMA Brotherhood episode 28?

There is a really good song that either begins at or plays through 7:38, but I can't seem to find what the song is actually called. What song is this?
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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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How did Sloth lay rail underground?

When the Elric brothers and General Armstrong go into the tunnel Sloth dug, and later when the search party is shown in the same tunnel, there are rails on the bottom. How can Sloth lay rails? There ...
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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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Why can't the homunculi perform Alchemy?

In Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, we saw that the core of a homunculus is a philosopher's stone, but ironically, they still can't perform any alchemy. Why is it like that?
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Can someone learn more than one alchemy?

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the characters gain skill in alchemy through learning. So I'm wondering, is it possible to learn more than one alchemy? Because it seems like everyone is a ...
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Are the Homunculi abilities based on the sins?

I understand Gluttony's ability of being able to ingest anything being related to the title Gluttony. I was wondering about the other Homunculi's abilities (from FMA:B, not FMA) and whether they have ...
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How did the characters learn alchemy?

How did the characters gain their power to perform alchemy in FMA:Brotherhood? Is it genetic, or is it something that can be learned? After all, not everyone in the series can use alchemy.
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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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Why does Mustang address Hawkeye informally after dispatching Envy?

Awhile ago I was re-watching some of the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episodes in French (specifically 54) to reference something else, I noticed that in 54, Mustang uses the "tu" form (the ...
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Why does Edward prefer to use his automail over Alchemy?

So I've been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and I didn't understand why Edward didn't use Alchemy every time he encountered enemies? Like the fight with Number 48 in Research Lab 5, and ...
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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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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 was Ed's arm strong but Al's body not?

At the end of FMA: Brotherhood, when Ed got his arm back, it was muscular, and he used it to fight. When Al got his body back, however, it was weak and emaciated, as it had shown to be throughout the ...
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Is it necessary for Amestrians to die for the transmutation circle?

Throughout FMA: Brotherhood, fighting has been breaking out, having been orchestrated by the Homunculi to power the giant transmutation circle that makes up Amestris. In most if not all of the ...
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Why is Pride's name different from the word “pride”?

When watching FMA Brotherhood, when van Hohenheim is talking to Pride, he refers to him as "プライド (Puraido) when he is talking to him by name, but when he is listing the seven deadly sins, he uses the ...
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How did Homunculus come into being?

In FMA, the being that became Father, the one known originally as Homunculus or the Dwarf in the Flask, seemed to have been created by Van Hohenheim's master using some of Van Hohenheim's blood. Is ...
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Does Drachma play any role in FMA beyond being what Briggs defended against?

In the parts of FMA when they are at Fort Briggs, they say that Fort Briggs defends against the country of Drachma. As far as I remember, though, that is the only time that Drachma is mentioned. Is it ...
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What are the governmental structures of the countries in FMA?

The countries in FMA all seem to have different governmental structures. Amestris seems to be militarily run but I thought I saw references to some sort of Parliament. Xing seemed to have tribes but ...
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What does it mean that Gluttony is a fake Gate of Truth?

Gluttony is said to be a fake Gate of Truth, as shown by when he swallows Ed and Ling. They are transported to a place that is full of blood, which seems to be entirely different from the place where ...
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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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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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Why is Wrath so human?

As we know, the homunculi can heal themselves and don't age because of the philosopher's stone. However, Wrath doesn't seem able to heal and he gets older, despite being a homunculus. I always ...