They also praise "the sheer scale of his villainy. Several plot elements expand on these themes, such as Pinako Rockbell caring for the Elric brothers after the death of their mother, and the brothers helping people all over the country to gain an understanding of the meaning of family. He is usually seen smoking a cigarette, something that Arakawa developed prior to the series' start to help Mustang to create fire to fight homunculus Lust. Warrant Officer Vato Falman (ヴァトー・ファルマン, Vatō Faruman) is one of Roy Mustang's most trusted subordinates. 33 ep. Isaac McDougal (アイザック・マクドゥーガル, 'Isaac McDougal'), also known as the Freezing Alchemist (氷結の錬金術師, Hyōketsu no Renkinjutsushi), is an original character exclusive to the 2009 series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He can easily land a punch that can send the incredibly large Homunculus Sloth flying several feet away. 31] appears as a shapely woman who acts as an envoy for her leadership in both iterations, and encourages humans down her desired path. Biography Personal life Career. Get this from a library! He is married to fellow voice actress Michiko Nomura and has received a lifetime achievement award at the third Seiyu Awards. 70] Pride can only exist within a given area: the area surrounding his host body and the underground transmutation circle running throughout Amestris, which he is tasked to guard. Once infamous in Central as a butcher who committed mass murder out of a thrill, his wife being the first of his victims, Barry was captured sometime before the start of the series and reported to have been executed. She is also, similarly, a firm believer in survival of the fittest. Dolcetto (ドルチェット, Doruchetto, "Dorochet" in the first English anime) was crossed with a dog, giving him an enhanced sense of smell and an unwavering loyalty to Greed. 65, 83] Her Japanese voice actress is Yōko Sōmi,ep. She has long blonde hair, reaching down her back. He commonly utilizes this technique by taking pieces of stone and/or concrete and using a combination of the kinetic force and alchemical energy produced to transmute the material into large stone dart projectiles. He is a state alchemist and the younger brother of Olivier,he is the officer of the Amestrian State Military and a close and skilled ally of both Roy Mustang and Edward Elric. 33 He later infiltrates the city of Lior to instigate an uprising against the military. He particularly likes eating people, and the only way he can find enjoyment in a battle is if he can eat his opponent afterward.[ch. It is unknown what gender Truth is. Louis Armstrong was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader and singer known for songs like "What a Wonderful World,” “Hello, Dolly,” ”Star Dust” and "La Vie En Rose.” His identity is a mystery until the latter half of the series when he is revealed to be taking a host body in Selim Bradley (セリム・ブラッドレイ, Serimu Buraddorei), the adoptive son of King Bradley.[ch. Izumi tried and failed to revive the child through human transmutation (an act that created Wrath in the first anime). Izumi Curtis (イズミ・カーティス, Izumi Kātisu) is the short-tempered, buxom, yet caring alchemy teacher of the Elric brothers. Because his intellect is his area of expertise, he does not have much experience in the field, causing him to make rookie mistakes when in a combat situation. She wears the typical Armestris State Military uniform, with long coattails. 61], Kimblee is later released by the homunculi to assist in hunting down Scar and retrieving Tim Marcoh, though the Elric Brothers thwarted his attempts. Upon his death, Bradley concludes that he had a good life despite being a homunculus.[ch. hide. In the live-action film, she is portrayed by Misako Renbutsu. 40 Though originally largely the same as her manga counterpart, Lust begins to develop a strong desire to regain her humanity as the series progresses. 14 ep. [17][18][19] Apparels from the characters include the State Alchemists watches, necklaces and earrings. [16][17][18][19] He can specifically create unique objects, by punching an object he can transmute it into a small statute representation of himself. As a final element of his comedic properties, he has the tendency to "sparkle", a trait apparently shared by the rest of his family; when first appearing in a scene or taking off his shirt, pink stars radiate from his body.[ch. 2 In the live-action film adaptation, Trisha is portrayed by Kaoru Hirata. 44] Izumi attracts the attention of the State Military for having survived the failed human transmutation. 85] Ed and Al attempt to revive her with human transmutation, but instead create a malformed entity that dies within moments of being Hohenheim would later plant the suggestion that the creature was not the actual Trisha, leading to the conclusion it was Alphonse possessing an artificially created body momentarily after losing his own.[ch. 8] Marcoh is then captured by the homunculi who locked him deep below Central before he was found by Scar. 105] Mustang and his team promised Marcoh to return the Ishbalan's their land following the final battle and reverse any anti-Ishbalan policies in effect, as well as grant Marcoh free rein to practice medicine again for the Ishbalans. Throughout the history of the country, it has existed to put down uprisings and annex surrounding hostile countries into its borders. He has also been shown to be a capable fighter, skilled with throwing knives. 1. In the first anime, she is voiced by Michiko Neya in Japanese and by Colleen Clinkenbeard in English.ep. 24 Hideyuki Umezu voices him in the second series.ep. Its people are Asian in appearance and are split into fifty clans under the rule of a single emperor who fathered a child in each family. 33 For the second series, his voice is provided by Yuichi Nakamura in Japanese;ep. Barry's story follows the manga up to the 5th Laboratory's destruction, becomes a mercenary to help in the slaughter of Ishbal refugees before he is ultimately killed by Scar.ep. [11], Tim Marcoh (ティム・マルコー, Timu Marukō), formerly the "Crystal Alchemist" (結晶の錬金術師, Kesshō no Renkinjutsushi), was the leading researcher in the military's Philosopher's Stone creation project. Over the course of centuries, he regularly annihilates cities and even countries to gain more power. 22 ep. For a time, she also unknowingly fights the Elric brothers before eventually teaming up with Alphonse, who she developed feelings for, to capture Envy and bring the weakened homunculus to Xing.[ch. Barry becomes somewhat loyal to Mustang's group in helping get Maria Ross out of the country. As Lyra, she is voiced by Yumi Kakazu in the Japanese series,ep. However, the events of the second anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, faithfully follow those from the manga.[1]. In the first anime, she instead becomes the mute "Holy Mother" of the townspeople, giving them a symbol of guidance as they rise up against the State Military. Scar (.mw-parser-output ruby>rt,.mw-parser-output ruby>rtc{font-feature-settings:"ruby"1;font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output ruby.large{font-size:250%}.mw-parser-output ruby.large>rt,.mw-parser-output ruby.large>rtc{font-size:50%}傷の男 (スカー), Sukā, literally "the scarred man") is one of the survivors of the Ishbalan Extermination Campaign,[ch. 63] He is killed by Bradley while trying to protect Lin from the homunculus.[ch. 3 ep. Greed is given complete control of Ling's body after Ling willingly relinquishes control, believing this to be the only way to gain immortality.[ch. He needs a light source in order to be able to cast, and subsequently use, his shadow, and it can similarly be "killed" if the light becomes too bright.[ch. When Homunculus taught King Cselkcess how to obtain immortality, he instead gave it to Hohenheim and himself, sacrificing the citizens from Cselkcess. 108], In the first anime, where he is referred to as Hohenheim of Light (光のホーエンハイム, Hikari no Hōenhaimu), Hohenheim has used the power of a Philosopher's Stone for hundreds of years to switch from body to body, prolonging his life. 92] He typically chooses to be indifferent and is extremely reluctant to care about anyone or anything. [10] His punches are able to easily plow through solid surfaces and his strength is able to nonchalantly move large and heavy objects out of the way. 51. Riza Hawkeye shoots Archer down while he tries to kill Roy Mustang.ep. 41] Despite this, Fu remains deeply loyal to his prince and is determined to bring back to Xing, Lin and the immortality he has gained.[ch. However, she noted the anime "has some of the freshest and most vibrant character designs since Naruto". Born in August of 1937, Japanese actor from Kitakyushu, Kenji Utsumi, is affiliated with the independent animation studio Ken Production. Winry is a practicing and gifted automail mechanic; a prodigy following in her grandmother's footsteps, continually designing and maintaining Edward Elric's automail prosthetics. Although Edward and Russell fight near constantly, Fletcher and Alphonse are able to get along. Despite his laid-back, goofy, and undignified personality, Lin is a skilled swordsman who keeps a cool head in hostile situations.[ch. 8 Envy's voice in the English adaptations is provided by Wendy Powell.ep. He is later found by the Elric brothers, and he directs them to some of the research he left behind in Central to help them in their search for the Philosopher's Stone.[ch. Edward kills Greed soon after he is made to believe that Greed killed Dante, though not before leaving with the valuable knowledge of how to kill the homunculi.ep. 14. The artists were both widely known icons not just in the areas of big band, jazz, and swing music but across 20th century popular music in general. She thinks of the Elrics as her own sons, and although she severs her student-teacher ties with them after learning of their attempts with human transmutation (and Ed's joining the State Military), she continues to do all she can to help them.[ch. 13 In Brotherhood, he is voiced by Yūji Ueda in Japanese, with Mike McFarland reprising his role in English.ep. Anime Reviews comments that the interaction between the Elric brothers as they travel is interesting, since humor is quite frequent rather than the constant grimness of many series. Depicted as an Ishbalan warrior priest, Scar was a capable fighter who desperately tried to save whomever he could from the onslaught. He manages to escape, but King Bradley intercepts him. 3 In the second series, she is voiced by Megumi Takamoto in Japanese,ep. She praised Arakawa for making all the characters designs unique and distinguishable, despite many of them wearing the same basic uniforms. 2] He is stripped of his rank and lives as a homeless person on the outskirts of Central where he ends up working for Scar out of initial fear for his life. Unlike her brother, who is cheerful and rather emotional, Olivier is stoic and distrusts everyone when she first meets them; she has no patience for formalities or idle conversation. 3:Gaiden], In the form of a tattoo on her back, Riza bears the final notes to her father's work on Flame Alchemy, and his legacy as an alchemist and Mustang's teacher. 48 Appearing the live-action film as a major antagonist, Tucker serves as an accomplice to the Homunculi prior to being killed by Lust. After sacrificing a number of innocent Ishbalans during the Ishbal Civil War in order to create new stones, he fled the military with some imperfect stone samples. In the first anime, Tomoyuki Shimura voices him in Japanese, and Josh Berry in English.ep. From there, Father creates a new youthful body with his powers increased to the point of defying natural order. Rosé Thomas (ロゼ・トーマス, Roze Tōmasu, also spelled "Rose") is a young woman introduced at the very start of the series. 56] Winry is known for helping the Elrics' emotionally and physically, behaving understandingly and compassionately towards them. Edward destroys Pride's body in battle, reducing him to his true form: a minuscule, fetus-like creature.[ch. His chess code name is "The Knight". As such, he is very respectful to his superiors and an adamant protector of others on the field of battle. Despite his perpetually angry-looking face, Sig is quite a nice person and laments the repellent nature of his visage. Benoît Allemane, Actor: L'aéropostale, courrier du ciel. 9,24] Her parents were killed by Scar in a blind rage. 80] In a monologue to Winry, Rose explains that she and the townsfolk will now actively work for their future rather than passively get by and just wait for a miracle to happen, a lesson she credits to the Elrics. Posted by 1 year ago. 33] In the first anime, Yoki alerts the military to Scar's location to regain his position and is covertly killed by Lust in the subsequent raid. Alex has a bald head save for a single lock of curly blond hair. Since he has started following Scar around the country, Yoki has assumed a role as comic relief, often having pain inflicted upon him when he tries to seem superior to others.[ch. Many Xingese residents are also skilled in alkahestry (錬丹術, rentanjutsu, "purification arts"), a technique developed by Hohenheim that functions differently from alchemy. 61] In the manga, he eventually defects from the military so that he can help Mustang overthrow King Bradley. Truth shows itself to all who try Human transmutation or try to open the Gate of Truth. Bradley is weakened by its presence, strangling Selim to death before he subsequently dies at the hands of Mustang's flames. 19, Originally a slave from the Kingdom of Cselkcess under the designation "Slave Number 23" (二十三号, Nijūsangō), Hohenheim was used for an experiment by his master, a well known scientist and alchemist, using his blood to create a shadow-like creature known as Homunculus.[ch. Many characters of the series differ from the manga to the first anime, the homunculi being the most notable, which was because Arakawa wanted the first anime to have a different ending from the manga, to avoid repeating the same events in both series. When activating this imperfect portal, Gluttony's stomach opens up, revealing a bestial counter-version of the Eye of Providence at its center. But his body scratched the blood seal and it resulted in Barry's permanent demise, the body completely shutting down due to the symbiotic dependence between it and Barry's soul to coexist.[ch. He met Izumi when she was 18-years-old somewhere in the northern regions of the country, and both immediately fell in love at first sight. Major Shou Tucker (ショウ・タッカー, Shō Takkā), the "Sewing-Life Alchemist" (綴命の錬金術師, Teimei no Renkinjutsushi), is a bio-alchemist who excels in the creation of chimeras and became a State Alchemist by creating a talking chimera which starved itself to death shortly after its creation. Their characters are adapted by the first anime from the light novel The Land of Sand, not the manga. Riza and Roy seem to share a close relationship as she identifies him as her most precious person.[ch. He also praises the fact that all the characters have distinct designs, even though some of them had the same uniforms. He is subsequently transferred again, this time to Briggs' Fortress where he is given what amounts to janitorial duties. Major Alex Louis Armstrong (アレックス・ルイ・アームストロング, Arekkusu Rui Āmusutorongu), the "Strong Arm Alchemist" (豪腕の錬金術師, Gōwan no Renkinjutsushi), is a tall, large and comically emotional State Alchemist who will burst into tears or … 28 and by Luci Christian in the English dub.ep. Reviewers from manga, anime, and other media have also commented on the characters. 92] He is eventually killed through the combined efforts of the Armstrong siblings and Izumi and Sig Curtis; unlike the other Homunculi, Sloth accepted death with a smile as "living was too much."[ch. After searching for the nearest area closest to the "center of the world", the now prideful and greedy Homunculus established Amestris under the title of "The Eastern Sage" and taught alchemy to its people for the sake of his master plan: engineering every war in the country's history to bring it into the form of a perfect circle with sites of bloody carnage at all the cardinal points—the necessary configuration for the transmutation of another Philosopher's Stone and repeat his actions in Cselkcess on a higher scale to open the Gate and become a "perfect being" with absolute freedom. 2] After leading an effort to capture Barry the Chopper, her plans backfire when Roy Mustang infiltrates the homunculi's secret lair.[ch. His general understanding of others' emotions and desire to help them similarly gains the affection of the Elric brothers and their friend Winry Rockbell, as he always offers advice or hospitality to them when they need it.[ch. He is also very fond of children. Once she learns of plans to create an army of immortal super-soldiers, Olivier fights against the homunculi. 72,73] Their fellow chimeras, the simian Darius (ダリウス, Dariusu) and the leonoid Heinkel (ハインケル, Hainkeru), aid Edward after Kimblee nearly killed them in apprehending the Fullmetal Alchemist.[ch. Father then attempted to purge out his cardinal sins as a means to elevate himself, creating his homunculi offspring to gain a family. 1] The State Military is basically just the puppet force called upon to further the homunculi's plans.[ch. 51 His voice in the second series is provided by Yūko Sanpei in Japanese, and by Brittney Karbowski in English. 68] When confronting Father, Hohenheim's plans succeed as he uses the shards to nullify Father's attempt to transmute the people from Amestris.[ch. 80] However, her guilt manipulated by Envy, May resolves to help her friends in Central City. Wrath is the result of Izumi's attempt to revive her infant child. Close. 41] Havoc is then encouraged to find another way to help their cause and later provides his support by supplying Mustang with whatever supplies they may need from his family's store.[ch. When Envy learns that Hohenheim is still alive and on the opposite side of the Gate, the Homunculus forces his way through and permanently ends up in the form of a giant serpentine dragon upon reaching Earth. However, as his body started deteriorating, he left his family. She first appears as an elderly woman, who is the former alchemy teacher of Izumi Curtis. He has been married to Hannah Bronwen Snow since August 27, 2003. 3 In the second anime series, he is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki ep. 18 Ross is voiced in Japanese by Mitsuki Saiga in the first series and Kaori Nazuka in the second, and by Meredith McCoy in English.ep. Second Lieutenant Jean Havoc (ジャン・ハボック, Jan Habokku) is one of Roy Mustang's most trusted subordinates. 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