Very unpopular opinion, at least around these parts: while I think Alphonse plays a crucial role in the story and gives Ed something to work for, I think he's a terribly boring character (who happens to be placed in exciting scenes and conversations) because he's *too* perfect. He really doesn't have a flaw worth mentioning - Ed is full of flaws, and that is what makes him fascinating - but Alphonse is, in my opinion, a straight up Gary Stu. Perfectly kind, perfect tragic past, powerful, etc...
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I just.. really love Al, i’m s orry

If you want me to take it, I can?

Al has plenty of flaws and development, and I think if you miss them, you weren’t reading the story very closely.

Al spends the entire series struggling with his hatred for his body and makes leaps and strides in learning to accept it. His tendency to be polite and stew in his own stuff lead it to build and build until he lost it at Ed and hurt him pretty badly. He was unaware the whole time that Ed was full of self-loathing and guilt, and he needed Winry to set him straight. After that, Al very slowly started making strides on his own, until he was finally able to balance his desperation to get his body back with valuing the fact he had one and was even alive and people loved him no matter what…this lead to his ultimate decision to delay getting his body back in order in order to fight to save the world, a decision I seriously can’t see the boy who screamed at his brother he didn’t even feel like a real person at the beginning of the series. This gif set outlines the development pretty nicely.

The other huge flaw is, though he hides it well, he is terribly insecure and dependent on Ed at the beginning. He pretty much goes along with whatever Ed does and follows his lead. His insecurity is to the point he literally thinks Ed might have created him as a puppet and he never speaks up when Ed is taking all the responsibility for their actions. It’s clear he also feels really guilty that Ed sacrificed his arm to save him, and helpless to do anything for him.  He could only watch helplessly on when Scar attacked Ed.

But he starts to develop. It starts with the small step of reminding his brother that Hughes death is both their responsibility and problems. Then He’s finally able to speak up and assert that he had equal responsibility in the transmutation and it’s wrong for Ed to blame only himself.

Then, he starts getting space from Ed that he starts gaining some independence and realizing he can function without him. He even willingly seperates himself completely from Ed twice by the end of the series. Remember when he got posessed and blamed himself for it, but then was able to come up with a strategy to fix the situation? This helped him prove to himself he didn’t need Ed to clean up his messes. Then we have his final sacrifice, which was a deliberate contrast to the scene early in the series with Scar- Al has grown enough that he realizes he can do something in this situation and he’s also finally able to set his guilt to rest by repaying his brother’s sacrifice. Finally, he’s on equal footing with Ed. And at the end of the series, he’s independent enough to go out on his own.

it should be mentioned that while his independence from Ed grows, so does his faith in his brother- he goes from “I think you might have lied to me forever and I’m your puppet i hate this body and who says you can keep your promise” to “if I don’t value this body, I’m not valuing what Ed did for me” to “I know Ed will keep his promise so I can do sacrifice myself”.

Al’s final flaw is his naivete, which is just as bad as Ed’s and actually never really gets better in some regards, he just learns to own it along with his idealism. He was easily tricked by Pride even near the very end of the series because he tends to be naive.

tldr; just because Al is a kind person doesn’t mean he didn’t go through a LOT of development.

same, winry, same. 

it’s so silly tho why did i even draw it omg

You are awesome
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no, YOU are!!!!! 

Head cannon: Roy remains blind for the rest of his life and has Riza be his personal guide and helper in getting from place to place.
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I think canonically he’s not blind anymore, bc Marcoh used the philosopher’s stone to help him, but your headcanon is really nice ahh!

Unpopular headcanon: Roy and Riza never get married and never officially have a romantic relationship, though they remain close their whole lives.
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It’s a really nice headcanon tho! 

The opinion that bronies are the scum of the earth?
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It depends actually, like i don’t mind if some guy likes MLP, but when he sexualises ponies, from a show meant for children, then yup i totally agree!

Unpopular you say, I happen to like the original take on FMA a little bit better than FMAB. (Does that make me a bad person?)
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Hmm I don’t think it’s that much unpopular, actually i saw some blogs who prefer the first series! But I love hearing opinions no matter if they’re popular or not so no worries :’)

And it all depends on our presonal preferences you know. There is something you like better in fma03 and it’s just how it is, sometimes we really can’t help which thing we like more! Personally i’m not a fan of the series and I just love how Arakawa told us the story (I read the manga first, then watched brohood, maybe that’s the reason i got attached to fmab more?) but it doesn’t make me in any way better than you, so it absolutely doesn’t make you a bad person!! 

your art keeps me young and fresh

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