Joined: 28-June 04
Member No.: 135
Well, good luck and hope you will succeed, Queen. Rescue those poor misguided souls and change the anime FMA future. More importantly, make sure Archer never goes ANYWHERE near Roy when he grows up. Gotta make sure he doesn't
Why must Ed suffer the most, despite what he has been through WITH Al?! I feel...*sniffle*....so bad for him. I love to see his golden eyes gleam with determination and happiness, it makes me happy. But I hate to see his golden eyes blank with sorrow and agony, it makes me cry. He had such a dramatic childhood, him and Al, Ed still is having a dramatic life, he had no time to be a child when he made his life purpose to getting his brother's body back. He doesn't even truly care about what happens to himself, that maybe one reason why many pity him more than anyone else. He's not important to himself really. And yet, even after all that pain, all the sorrow, all the remorse, he still has the will to believe in something, be himself, and grin and smile all the way. I respect that! I would have no will to go on if something like that happened to me...
And yet....the series of unfortunate events still trail on for Edward Elric, and yeah many others.
For one thing, Ed has carried more of a burden than anyone else, and the focus is, well, more focused on him so yes he is more idenified than others. He's the main character, ya' know? The fact that his intentions are good, but something misleading still, makes him a more pitying character for me. He keeps everyone out most of all. He can be very closed-minded, hot-headed, stubborn, and not listen to anyone. He doesn't know it, but he makes everybody else suffer too....
Joined: 11-July 05
Member No.: 16,814
Ed Suffers because of the mistakes he made, and because world is not a paradise: as Roy says in the end, it is an imperfect world but that's what makes it beautiful. None of us goes through life for any length of time without suffering tremendous losses: we will see loved ones die and we will face adversity. It is our actions that determine our worth. Ed just had to face his sorrows at a very young age.
But remember; Ed finds lots of joy in his journey, too: he makes great friends and grows up tremendously: from a big-mouthed brat he goes on to be the savior of the world. He learns that for every action there is a reaction. He also learns that sometimes a man must make unplesant choices, such as becoming a servant for a brutal military dictatorship in order to attain his goals. What sort of man would he have become if he'd not gone through all those trials for the sake of his brother?
Quick comment on previous posts on Scar: I see him as our dark mirror. His character makes us ask from ourselves: If we saw our entire nation slaughtered and our way of life destroyed, would we be strong enough not to hate? Strong enough not to seek revenge? If the pitiful survivors of our people were then procecuted mercilessly like the Ishvarlans, and our religion supressed, would we still seek peace? Or would we be like Scar, and hunt down our tormentors with any and all weapons available to us?
I fear that many would be like Scar and very few would be like Ed who always finds it difficult to strike the mortal blow, even against his worst enemies.
...That almost sounds like something Ed would say, cutting out the "brat" comment.
I still just feel bad for him. But you're right, he made a mistake, and he's paying for it. But....just now, I mean, what happens now to him and....I can't stand homunculus...not for what they do to him...ENVY!!! *glares at Envy tip toeing across the room*