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Might Edward have the Napoleon Complex? Interesting Question, N'est Pas?, Ed's character being affected/influenced by being short
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post Oct 22 2006, 06:03 AM
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Pardon me.
Actually, this was a theory of mine before I went looking for quotes,
as I began to search the internet for them,
but finally gave into my despised enemy Wikipedia as a valuable resource.
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post Oct 22 2006, 10:15 AM
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QUOTE(Funderful @ Oct 22 2006, 09:03 AM) [snapback]463199[/snapback]
Pardon me.
Actually, this was a theory of mine before I went looking for quotes,
as I began to search the internet for them,
but finally gave into my despised enemy Wikipedia as a valuable resource.
-Nods-
So, the quotes are from Wikipedia, and you agree with the quotes, correct?? biggrin.gif
In that case, maybe it's a good idea to include the source of the quotes (the links to where you got the quotes from) I think.
...So that we don't have to wonder where you got them from. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 22 2006, 10:24 AM
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Having looked at the article, it sounds very unoffical. no cited article, no mention of any studies and just generally like something some psych students made up to help pass a test.

Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Complex_(band)
Inspertation for a fake phycosis perhaps?


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post Oct 22 2006, 11:11 AM
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Actually, I like the notion!! laugh.gif
(It may not be true, but it's interesing!!)
I mean, it's a fresh way of looking at Ed's personality!! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 22 2006, 11:29 AM
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Actually, Mabye I don't follow you, but I've heard of the Napoleon Complex before.
I didn't just 'find' it on wiki.
I searched it, because, as I said, it was a theory of mine.
I typed it in and quoted it to give forum members a better view on it...
I wasn't like, "I think I'll search for random physcosis. Hey! This one sounds like Ed!"
No. I heard of the Napoleon Complex, and was going to submit my theory as a topic, but I thought quoting from an article would give more depth to the subject.
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post Oct 22 2006, 11:35 AM
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I wasn't like, "I think I'll search for random physcosis. Hey! This one sounds like Ed!"


No one said that...


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post Oct 22 2006, 11:44 AM
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Hrrmmm... I'm not quite sure I would characterize Ed as having a Napoleon Complex IMHO. Certainly, he is sensitive about his height and over-reacts in that respect, but I don't think that necessarily goes hand-in-hand with an inferiority complex. And maybe I need to re-watch/re-read, but concerns about his height did not seem to me to inform his motivations or his goals. He sets his goals and works toward accomplishing them. I think that just makes him extremely focused. Can't recall seeing too many excesses although that episode with his trying to obliterate Mustang with that giant cannon does come to mind! But then Mustang's ostensible arrogance might drive anyone to extremes! In general, Ed's self-worth never seemed to be an issue. He falters only when he considers that he has failed Al.

To make Ed small of stature was definitely a wonderful device and offers many wonderful opportunities for comedy. And otherwise, Ed would be too perfect! He'd've been like Mei-Chan's romanticized Edward! tongue.gif

Is he impulsive? Yup. Choleric? Definitely. Passionate? Mm-hmm. But does Ed have a Napoleon Complex? I don't think so, although I'm open to being convinced!
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post Oct 22 2006, 12:08 PM
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He can be hotheaded, and is angered quite easily.
Just because he doesn't match EVERYTHING perfectly too the tee,
that doesn't mean he does not have it.
I think he might be easily angered and such as mentioned in previous posts because he
has the Napoleon Complex.
I mean, that's not a bad thing!
I love him having it, and his freakouts and sarcasm!
It's just like if you had a major disease, and you shared most of the symptoms...
The doctor wouldn't overlook you because you were missing one.
I'm just saying, If Arakawa made him tall, there's a possibly he would be a lot more,
erm... Yeah, Kivrin, like Mei's vision of Ed.
Which would be bad. Very bad.

On a smaller note, It might just be advancement into maturity, but I noticed as Ed got older (and taller), his outburst became more subtle. Meh.
It probably is. But still.
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post Oct 22 2006, 12:15 PM
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I think he might be easily angered and such as mentioned in previous posts because he has the Napoleon Complex.


Or it could be for comedic purposes....

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On a smaller note, It might just be advancement into maturity, but I noticed as Ed got older (and taller), his outburst became more subtle.


Sounds more like puberty and immaturity than a psycosis then.


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Or it could be for comedic purposes....


Well, Yeah.
But it still fits in the description.
Doesn't mean it can't be funny.
Either way, it wouldn't change a thing...
If he had the Napoleon complex or not,
it wouldn't make his outbursts any different.

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Sounds more like puberty and immaturity than a psycosis then.


He started going through puberty pretty early then.
I don't agree with that.
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QUOTE(Funderful @ Oct 22 2006, 02:29 PM) [snapback]463296[/snapback]
Actually, Mabye I don't follow you, but I've heard of the Napoleon Complex before.
I didn't just 'find' it on wiki.
I searched it, because, as I said, it was a theory of mine.
I typed it in and quoted it to give forum members a better view on it...
I wasn't like, "I think I'll search for random physcosis. Hey! This one sounds like Ed!"
No. I heard of the Napoleon Complex, and was going to submit my theory as a topic, but I thought quoting from an article would give more depth to the subject.
Ok, so they are from Wiki article, right??

All I'm saying is, in that case, I think its probably more informative if include the links to the source article, or at least include the info on where you quoted them from.
That's all. smile.gif


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post Oct 22 2006, 12:40 PM
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He started going through puberty pretty early then.
I don't agree with that.


It's perfectly logical, plus the immaturity is even more viable.
5 year olds over react, pre teens over react and youn teens over react. Seems like normal behavior to me.


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post Oct 22 2006, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE(Popogeejo @ Oct 22 2006, 02:40 PM) [snapback]463340[/snapback]

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He started going through puberty pretty early then.
I don't agree with that.


It's perfectly logical, plus the immaturity is even more viable.
5 year olds over react, pre teens over react and youn teens over react. Seems like normal behavior to me.

You are probably right Popo. If you watch the movie he doesn't flip out like he used to (and he finally blushes when Winry hugs him).


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Tombow; Thank you, I will add my source next time a quote.

Popo; I already said that. If you read my note, I pointed out that it might have just been Edward Advancing into maturity, and I also put that that's probably what it was.
I wasn't saying that growing to an average height was why he became calmer, infact, I just said it might have been it. But, once again, at the end, I had pointed out it was most likely maturity.
So I'm not arguing with what I've already said; that's probably why he stopped the outbursts. But, in the movie, he isn't as small on the height ratio. So there's no way to tell.

Then again, i'm not sure if the Napoleon complex is an issue that just dissipears as you grow.
On the other hand, it might. The rage pent up inside from being looked down upon for lack of height. Either way, no matter what the outcome, he may or may not have had it at least at one time,
and It wouldn't really change my opinion on Ed. I mean, he fits the description.
If the shoe fits.
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Wow... so, we went from the Napolean complex to raging hormones, eh? ^^ I'll read through your guys' arguments when I have more time - right now I'm relating Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein's monster to the nature vs. nurture debate for my AP English project... *gags*


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