I, like a lot of you that have already posted, LOVED young Hoho and he remided me sooo much of Ed. I also remember the part in the manga when Ed saw his father of the first time and Hoho said "just like me at that age". I have to admit I the flask puzzles me. Is it pride? I would says yes because he is the first homoculus.. but then when does father come in?? I loved Vitor 300 theories and the others...
I just can't wait for the rest
There is just one thing I read (don't remember who wrote it) but someone said that hoho and father are the philospher stones?? I don't remember someone saying so in the manga or is it the scene where hoho is saying sorry and taking some out some "stones out of him" and calling out names.. Kinda how Father take out the sins and places them in the bodies. Or is it some kinda mess up because of the manga??
Also could it be that in the flask it actually is Father and then took human form and since he is from hoho blood they do look a like. Then when in his present form he took out the first since aka Pride. So pride is father and father is pride. Kinda like greed was in one body and then it's in ling. It's still Greed... Well thats my semi crackpot theory... since I don't think I believe whole of it myself..