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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Do Alkahestry have same limitations like Alchemy? Or some different limitations?

In FMA Brotherhood, Alchemy's limits were very well defined but the limits of Alkahestry are never mentioned. Is this ever described outside of the TV series, perhaps in other media or interviews? If ...
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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 does Trisha Elric have tomatoes?

In many episodes where Trisha (the boys’ mother) is seen, she is carrying, tending to, or harvesting tomatoes. (Trisha in her tomato field; she is carrying tomatoes in her apron.) Why does she have ...
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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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What was Izumi doing in the Central City railway station?

While watching ep. 9 of Brotherhood, I noticed that when Winry came to Central City railway station and started looking for someone, Izumi and her husband were walking behind her: Picture from FMA ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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In the Brotherhood continuity, do the Elric brothers know that their father has died?

After Ed got Al's body back, their father Van Hohenheim is shown at Trisha's grave, where Pinako later finds him dead. Did the boys find out that he had died or did they not even know what happened?
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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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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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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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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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What is the name of the song playing in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in episode 6 at 9:40?

What is the name of the song playing in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in episode 6 at 9:40 ?
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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 was Fuhrer King Bradley able to grow old? [duplicate]

According to the FMA:B series, the homunculi aren't supposed to grow old. Moreover, all of the homunculi other than Wrath (King Bradley) could regenerate themselves. This even includes Greed, who's ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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.