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The two continuities As you may know, there are essentially two versions of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime - the 2003 version, called simply "Fullmetal Alchemist", and the 2009 version, called "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood". The 2003 version deviates from the manga part-way through, while the 2009 version sticks to the manga all the ...


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There are quite a few differences, actually. The "original", or the "first one" is an entirely different storyline from the manga. The manga was the original thing, so most people hate the first FMA series. A few differences between the two anime series are: The Storyline The idea behind the Homunculi The Homunculi's appearance Lust has a black dress ...


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Note that Brotherhood and the 2003 series are separate continuities that often differ in their treatment of any plot points and characters that they have in common. Hohenheim is affected by this issue: In the manga (which Brotherhood roughly adapts), Hohenheim is a living philosopher's stone who was given half of the souls that Father stole from Xerxes. Per ...


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tl;dr: there is no exact point where the stories go "different ways". Depending on how strict you are with the plot divergence, there are several candidates. Minor differences There are differences even at the beginning. For instance: There are also slight differences in character details (e.g. being a minority, Rose is darker in 2003). 2003 also ...


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To simply answer your question. No he cannot sleep. I found the below referenced in the fma wikia here. Additionally, his armor body has several combat advantages including - strengthened offense and defense, imperviability to bullets, inexhaustible stamina, invulnerability against extreme temperatures and an exemption from needing to breathe, eat or ...


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You can find a lot of explanations about the energy in Fma wikia. In the 2003 anime, though it is never outright explained from where the energy in transmutation comes, alchemists who attempt to create objects outside their range of skill are left exhausted, suggesting that at least some of the energy comes directly from their bodies. At the end ...


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Yes, It's different. The original FMA anime didn't wait around for the manga to catch up (like DBZ did), so it diverged instead. What you ended up with was 2 completely different endings, and 2 different explanations for why alchemy works: In the original anime, the explanation was that It came from the other side of the gate. In the manga and in ...


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Working off of some manga / Brotherhood details, we can reach some sort of approximation. I am not sure if there are any details in any of the guidebooks to give a clearer answer and so am only working off what I've seen in the series itself. Ed borrows 520 cenz from Roy. He uses this to make a phone call (via a pay phone) to Winry. Admittedly this may be a ...


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In chapter 15 of the manga there is a flashback in which Ed says referring to Alphonse:


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As you concluded, alchemy does require energy for a transmutation to take place. You mention that the energy comes from the departed souls travelling through the gates in the parallel universe, however that parallel universe only exists inside the 2003 continuity. There is no such parallel world in canon. While this explanation for the 2003 anime makes ...


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Scar's brother's name is never revealed in the 2003 series, Brotherhood, or the manga. I remember reading somewhere that the creator had given names to both Scar and his brother, but they were never revealed in any interview or through official media.


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I'd assume it be mostly the same with every homunculus since they are created from failed attempts at Human Transmutation which in most cases is bring someone back to life, that being said the Human Composition that can be brought with a child's allowance is probably the collection of ingredients that are used. We can from the series confrim what was used ...


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All we know about how Flame alchemy works is described in the question. As you note the description is incomplete. That being said, we do know that creating flames in this way is a very complicated process and is a closely guarded secret. This secret was tattooed on the Hawkeye's back by its creator and entrusted by Hawkeye only to Mustang. A full ...


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Even when we fix a radio with alchemy . . . it takes a life or energy from this world to do it The explanation, as it is given to the viewer, isn't so much that this world exists for the purpose of alchemy. Rather, the other world is being "tapped into". Alchemists think they are following the principle of Equivalent Exchange; but there is a hidden cost ...


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It's not exactly clear, as Dante is about to use Alchemy on Gluttony in the elevator. In the movie Conqueror of Shamballa, Al and Wrath encounter a monster with the Uroboros Tatoo in the underground city and Wrath says that it's Gluttony. We can only assume that Gluttony devoured Dante just after she managed to do something to Gluttony causing him to mutate....


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I'll take my shot at an answer. In the 2003 continuity, homunculi are created when alchemists attempt human transmutation, as you stated earlier. This more or less explains the origins of: Wrath, who was created by Izumi Sloth, who, as you stated, was created by the Elric brothers Envy, who was Hohenheim's son Lust, who was created by Scar's brother Given ...


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Greed was sealed by Evny under Dante's orders because of his namesake, he got too greedy and rebelled against her. How he was sealed was that a Transmutation Array was drawn on the walls of his cell and the skull from the body of the human he once was is centered on one of the walls, i think the array is different to the one Dante uses to drain Greed of the ...


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2001 to 2010 - the manga is published. Fall 2003 to Fall 2004 - the first anime is aired. Spring 2009 to Summer 2010 - the second anime (Brotherhood) is aired. As you can see, the ending of the manga was timed to coincide with the end of Brotherhood.


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Wrath's goal was to be more human, like the other Homunculi. However with Wrath, he wanted to take Ed's life, in other words making everything that Ed owns his own. He already had two limbs that Ed "gave up" so why not take the rest? I'm quite sure he even says that he wants to take "everything" from Ed during their fight under Liore when Sloth and Wrath ...


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This may not be mentioned in the anime but I am answering based on what I understood. Ling Yao at the very end of the brotherhood anime mentions to Greed that all he wanted was friends and relationships that supported him. Greed also had multiple phases when he was reminded of his friends that he had before being killed by the father. So to answer your ...


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In this story line, a Red Stone does indeed have the power to bypass the natural laws of alchemy such as1: The requirement for transmutation circles The Law of Equivalent Exchange The required alchemical knowledge to perform alchemy The goal of alchemists was to find a way around the known laws of alchemy, which is why they had the goal of creating the ...


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The manga is the original production. The anime equivalent was loosely based on that manga, until the production caught up with the manga. At that point, the anime took its own initiative and came up with a story. Brotherhood is a re-make of the entire completed manga, and is pretty much the same as the manga is.


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Envy has the ability to transform its body into whatever form. BUT, its original form was that which resembles a lizard with a mane made out of the souls which were inside its Stone. (Reference: Manga) Each philosopher stone contains a countless amount of souls. The only logical explanation is that it cut one of those souls off and made it into a bird. But ...


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Please note: Much of this information does not apply to Brotherhood. The order of episodes goes something like this: Episode 1 flashback Transmutation of Trisha Episode 28 flashbacks Initial alchemy training under Izumi Pre-automail for Edward Episodes 3 through 9 Barry the Chopper Shou Tucker and Nina Etc. Episodes 1, 2, and 10 through 51 (not ...


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The human body composition you were looking for is detailed in a quote on a Wikipedia page. Water: 35 l. Carbon: 20 kg. Ammonia: 4 l. Lime: 1.5 kg. Phosphorus: 800 g. Salt: 250 g. Saltpeter: 100 g. Sulfur: 80 g. Fluorine 7.5 g. Iron 5 g. Silicon 3 g. and trace amounts of 15 other elements. However, this excludes the part of the alchemist that is ...


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That is because there is no known name for him. Scar and his brother also don't have a family name, as Scar himself never revealed his name: Scar's brother (real name unknown) source


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From what I know is..... Wrath was Izumi's child Sloth was Ed and Al's mom Envy was Hohenheim's son Greed from what I can tell was Dante's second lover after Hohenheim Lust was Scar's brother's wife As far as Gluttony and Pride, I think Dante made them just to help her to obtain the philosophers stone. Gluttony can create red stones (incomplete ...


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Episode 12 in brotherhood is where the story changes from the original series. it a bit later in the original series, episode 17 or 18. The key point is the death of hughes, that's where the story's split. the original series stretches the backstory a bit compared to brotherhood so its worth watching from the beginning but you wont miss anything important ...


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It was directed by Seiji Mizushima, written by Shō Aikawa and co-produced by Bones, Mainichi Broadcasting System and Aniplex. Character designs by Yoshiyuki Itō. During the making of the anime, Arakawa was present in meetings to advise the staff about the world of Fullmetal Alchemist, though she did not write for the television series. Source:Wikipedia


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The Red Stones are created by solidifying what is known as Red Water. Red Water is comprised of a collection of other chemicals that can then be used in one's alchemy. So, in essence, the users of Red Stones are not bypassing the law of equivalent exchange, they are merely incorporating the chemicals that comprise the stone into their alchemy as additional ...


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