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Use this tag for all entries in the Fullmetal Alchemist ("Hagane no Renkinjutsushi") franchise, including the manga by Hiromu Arakawa and both related anime series (Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2010)).

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Why is alchemy powered by tectonic plates?

In the manga, alchemy is said to have been taught to Amestrians over 350 years prior to the start of the series by a mysterious man known as The Philosopher from the East and is explained to harness ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Why can't Ed perform alchemy without his arm?

This answer establishes that all that's needed for a person who's seen the Gate to perform alchemy is to be able to make a circle with their body. However, Ed doesn't seem to be able to perform ...
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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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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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How important is transmutation circle pattern?

It is clear, that transmutation circle in FMA plays significant role for transmutation result. I really doubt, that, for example, Isaac McDougal can use Mustang's circle for water transmutations, and ...
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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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Do all celestial bodies have a gateway?

After Father activated the nation wide transmutation circle, every soul in Amestris was absorbed into him and used to grasp the moon's gateway. He also opened the Earth's gateway and accessed all of ...
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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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Why is Tommy Ricardo so afraid of Pinaco?

In chapter 19 of Full Metal Alchemist, Winry asks Tommy for an apprenticeship after delivering the baby. As she is asking for it, she mentions Pinaco is her grandmother and Tommy becomes extremely ...
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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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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 did Scar only attack the State Alchemists?

Is there any reason other than vengeance for Ishbalan, whose people were exterminated by Military, that Scar set out to exterminate State Alchemists instead of exterminating all Alchemists?
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Does anyone know Vic Mignogna's (Edward Elric's VA) email address? [closed]

I heard he replies to people who email him and I will love to have the privilege of emailing him. Does anyone know his email? And if he's ever replied to your emails, don't be afraid to tell!
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Why weren't the people underground affected by the nation-wide transmutation?

In chapter 104 of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, we see people collapsing after the nationwide transmutation circle has been activated by Father. However, on page 8 or so of chapter 105, it seems that ...
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What is this symbol and does it relate to FMA?

When I was searching for Fullmetal Alchemist wallpapers this image came up (below). I was wondering what this symbol is? And does it have any relation to the FMA anime or manga universes?
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What “additional voices” did Alison Viktorin voice in Fullmetal Alchemist?

As the title suggests, she is only credited for "additional voices" http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1516108/ However, one of the shows she is "known for" is FMA Brotherhood. I feel like her voice is ...
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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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What does “W.C” on Izumi Curtis's slippers mean?

What does "W.C" mean? My guess was "water closet" - basically toilet slippers. If my guess is true why does she wear it? Is it a popular thing in Japan or Germany for housewives to go out with toilet ...
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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 are the dimensions of the State Alchemist pocket watch?

I want to cosplay as Roy Mustang for Halloween but as I was looking at the costumes online I noticed the cosplay pocket watches are tiny! The biggest one is 5cm. But in the anime, they look like a ...
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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 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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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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Could the Elric brother's mother have been an alchemist?

The mother seemingly exposed to alchemy a lot must have tried it herself sometime. If anyone could be an alchemist that is. She might have been a state alchemist once who knows? If she was an ...
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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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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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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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Can anybody/anything be an alchemist? [duplicate]

Besides all the talk about the "Philosopher's Stone". Can anybody or anything become an alchemist? Not including homunculus.
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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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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 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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What is the name of the song playing in Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) in episode 6 at 21:07

I've been looking for this song for years, tried looking through the entire soundtrack and just haven't found it. This is from the original Full Metal Alchemist series which aired in 2003. thanks in ...
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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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Origin of the philosopher stone using human soul from an alchemical text in real life [closed]

I once read a few years back that the author got the idea of the philosopher stone being created by human sacrifice from a real life alchemical text. If i recalled correctly the text is said to say ...
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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'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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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.