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I just finnished rewatching the series for my second time, and I noticed something new this time:
Scar's brother called Scar by his real name.
I know, I know, Scar left Lust without telling her what his name was... which makes this one of those subtle details that's easy to miss.
It's in the flashback when Scar tells Ed about what had happened between him and his brother, Scar's brother is about to die and he calls Scar: Al
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed, and I just had some interesting thoughts on it:
I just thought Scar and Alphonse made a good team. They were both the brothers to great alchemists who desperately wanted to bring the dead back to life. Both Scar and Alphonse tried to prevent their brothers from doing it (though Alphonse eventually participated). I just thought it was cool that they share the same real name ^ ^
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Yes I do remember seeing that...and it was indeed in the Holy Mother episode...his brother does call him by his real name which Ironically was Al...Maybe it was shortened from a more Ishbalian name but who knows?
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Meh...I'd have to hear it to believe it. I've got the whole Holy Mother arc in English, so if someone would give me the episode and segment I'd check it out. But I don't want to browse scenes indefinitely on what just might be a wild goosechase or mistaken hearing.
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Its actually in the episode "The Scar". I just watched it. Oh my god, thats awesome. its around 16:10 if you happen to have the episode on your computer. Its right after scar's brother gives him his arm. I just assumed in the past when I watched it that he said "now" but I just rewound it 5 times and theres no "N" there, its definitely "Al" (whenever my friends say Al every once in a while I think they say "ow" haha) Wow, I think your theory's right. Thats why he seems so trusting and compassionate to him.
Ah I'm shaking! Thats so awesome!
As for not being "Ishbalen" enough, Rick and Leo arent very Ishbalen names now are they? besides, other than them, we dont know any Ishbalens by name.