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radicalpamplemousse:

DARN YOU, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, FOR GIVING ME IMPOSSIBLY HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL OTHER ANIMES I WANT TO WATCH

kogiopsis:

shatteredpetal:

Does anyone remember the moment when Scar learnt the ability to not only destroy, but reconstruct as well? This happened when he was facing Bradley.

Well, later on, near the end, when Scar and Miles are talking…

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Miles says: ‘Will you return to Ishval with me and help reconstruct the church of Ishvala?’ Reconstruct. Rebuild. See what I’m getting at here?

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Your hands will save our people from death. Throughout most of the manga, Scar has desired nothing but death for State Alchemists. Now he has finally defeated the true master behind the misery of Ishval, he is able to start again. With his hands, which he always used to kill people in the most brutal fashion.

A lot of people say this change in character is really unrealistic. Scar went through so much during the war, and he has gone through so much during the manga. He has changed all the way through, and has finally learnt how to use his hands for others means than killing. 

Miles says if Scar doesn’t help, if he allows himself to continue the path of vengeance he was previously walking through, then Ishval’s history shall vanish. The one thing Scar protects and loves is Ishval, and he’d do anything to gain justice for that lost land. Now he can, but he can only do this if he uses his hands to build.

It’s kind of what Ed says to Winry. Her hands were never meant for murder; they were meant to fix and build and create. She doesn’t have to desire vengeance. There are other, far more valuable, ways of dealing with the loss of a loved one. 

I also find it interesting how Miles has removed his shades. I know they were removed while he was Grumman, but I’m not entirely sure why. However, I felt him approaching Scar without hiding himself speaks volumes on how much Miles has changed. No longer does he need to hide his true identity. Together, with Scar, they can be proud Ishvalans who are strong enough to walk through discrimination and hate.

It also shows a sort of honesty about Miles too. He has removed his shield and revealed himself to the world, and he has proven there is no need to be afraid to Scar. He is going to be an honest, confident Ishvalan. If he can, then maybe Scar can be too. 

They are able to create and build. It’s such a sudden swing to the manga, seeing as quite a lot of what happens involves destruction and death. Things can finally change, and for the better. 

I also think it should be noticed how Scar realises those of a differing race have saved his life twice now. Not all military soldiers and those who aren’t Ishvalan are full of greed and poison. Again, a very shocking revelation and one hard to, well, fully accept. Especially for someone in his position.

Do I think this change of character is realistic? Yes, of course, but readers need to realise that this change wouldn’t just happen overnight. Arakawa leaves off this scene at a cliff-hanger. We don’t know what happens next, but, like I said in a previous post, Scar has Miles who most likely went through the same horror as he did.

They can be there to support each other through the agony, like brothers. 

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zeowynda:

choco-minto:

every time i see dorian this is all i see. i’m so sorry. so so sorry.

WITNESS THE MASTERFUL SUMMONING TECHNIQUE THAT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THE PAVUS LINE FOR GENERATIONS~

sharadaprincess:

Bad Ed played with dark magic once…What would it be if there was a whole series of books with Ed in wizards’ world? Edward Elric and the Philosopher’s StoneEdward Elric and the Fifth Laboratory Edward Elric and the Serial KillerEdward Elric and the Alchemist of FlameEdward Elric and the Order of MustangEdward Elric and the Blood PrinceEdward Elric and the Deathly Sins I thought about this the whole night xD I’d totally read them :D

sharadaprincess:

Bad Ed played with dark magic once…

What would it be if there was a whole series of books with Ed in wizards’ world?

Edward Elric and the Philosopher’s Stone
Edward Elric and the Fifth Laboratory

Edward Elric and the Serial Killer
Edward Elric and the Alchemist of Flame
Edward Elric and the Order of Mustang
Edward Elric and the Blood Prince
Edward Elric and the Deathly Sins

I thought about this the whole night xD
I’d totally read them :D

earthalchemist:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

There’s a lot I really liked about the scene with Scar. As I’ve said before, it was the first indication to me that FMA was going to be more than the standard story for me, and it was mostly because Ed’s reaction to the whole thing was far more realistic than most shonen manga protags, or indeed adventure heroes in general.
Ed had spent most of the time in the manga up until then not really showing any fear, acting like the typical shonen hero- completely okay with danger and unafraid of dying- not really showing any childlike vulnerability in the face of doom.
But then Scar comes along. And Ed is completely terrified. He has never been confronted by someone who wants to kill him before and the manga emphasizes this instead of glossing over it. It’s not something he instantly adjusts to. He goes into shock. He doesn’t understand what’s happening. He freezes up in a very realistic matter. All he can think is “this is bad. I’m going to die. this is bad” He’s overwhelmed so completely that it takes a loud noise to jolt him into running. The manga instantly reminds you this is a fifteen year old kid. He may act tough, but he is young and he is scared and he’s not at all ready to deal with a situation like this.
And then there’s touches like the fact that once Ed loses his arm, his center of gravity is thrown off balance. He forgets he can’t use it, and he’s unable to really adjust in time to scramble backwards without it, so he ends up falling. Most works would forget details like that, but instead the detail is used really effectively, driving in how disoriented and helpless Ed is. 
And then we had stuff like Al calling Ed out for trying to sacrifice himself and Riza being awesome I knew this was going to be something interesting for me.

^Why did you just break my heart by voicing all of my emotions so accurately during this very scene?

earthalchemist:

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

There’s a lot I really liked about the scene with Scar. As I’ve said before, it was the first indication to me that FMA was going to be more than the standard story for me, and it was mostly because Ed’s reaction to the whole thing was far more realistic than most shonen manga protags, or indeed adventure heroes in general.

Ed had spent most of the time in the manga up until then not really showing any fear, acting like the typical shonen hero- completely okay with danger and unafraid of dying- not really showing any childlike vulnerability in the face of doom.

But then Scar comes along. And Ed is completely terrified. He has never been confronted by someone who wants to kill him before and the manga emphasizes this instead of glossing over it. It’s not something he instantly adjusts to. He goes into shock. He doesn’t understand what’s happening. He freezes up in a very realistic matter. All he can think is “this is bad. I’m going to die. this is bad” He’s overwhelmed so completely that it takes a loud noise to jolt him into running. The manga instantly reminds you this is a fifteen year old kid. He may act tough, but he is young and he is scared and he’s not at all ready to deal with a situation like this.

And then there’s touches like the fact that once Ed loses his arm, his center of gravity is thrown off balance. He forgets he can’t use it, and he’s unable to really adjust in time to scramble backwards without it, so he ends up falling. Most works would forget details like that, but instead the detail is used really effectively, driving in how disoriented and helpless Ed is. 

And then we had stuff like Al calling Ed out for trying to sacrifice himself and Riza being awesome I knew this was going to be something interesting for me.

^Why did you just break my heart by voicing all of my emotions so accurately during this very scene?

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kogiopsis:

okay okay so I know we’ve talked about FMA/SA crossovers with Adolin and Renarin as the Elrics but I think we’ve missed something big

Kaladin and Tien as Ed and Al

NOT OKAY
NOT OKAY AT ALL