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What Truth takes is not arbitrary, but ironic; it takes something symbolic of what the alchemist who opened the gate desired. This is explained by Father in Chapter 102 of the manga (found in Volume 25), and is summarized by the FMA Wiki as: Father discusses the irony behind the works of the 'Truth', who took Ed's way to 'stand by himself' and his 'only ...


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As far as I know, there is no certain canon answer but there are quite some hints. At the end of FMA03 we see Dante doing something to Gluttony removing his intelligence and personality and replacing them with an endless hunger for energy. So Dante being directly responsible for the 7 sins symbolism is not out of the question but it does not quite add up. ...


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In the English dubbed FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix Part 5 Episode 11. The conversation between Ed and The Truth goes like this... (After hearing the voices of all his friends) Ed: Who even needs alchemy? When I’ve got them. The Truth: (Smiles) You’ve done it. That’s the right answer. Ed: (Claps his hands) The Truth: Good Job. You ...


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