but with pride its like.. what the hell are you????
You could say the same thing about the Door or Glutonny though
Glutonny is a fake door, Pride look like a fake of what's in the door and take the sacrifice for a human transmutation. He is also able to absorb souls, like he did with Glutonny and Kimblee. Given that souls can be considered as just sources of energy, it doesn't seem that much strange.
Oh, and seriously, no one notices that he never ages?
He never stays out in the human world for a long time, and he is generally covered by the higher up.
And then come the chimeras... all of which are traitors... just too convenient... how can someone take the 4 least loyal soldiers to a key task in a 400 year old master plan?
They seemed very loyal to me, just before being betrayed by Kimblee (Darius and Heinkel) and knowing for sure that their failure would only bring them death (Gelso and Zanpano)
. Survival instinct is pretty strong in animals after all, and they are part animals.
Then we have Winry escaping from Kimblee (and even before, sending her right into the Elric's hands seems a bit... stupid)... was'nt she supposed to be his hostage? if the Elric did something suspicious, she died. Yet they just ran off, and Kimblee did nothing, and then even Winry just ran off from him somehow to meet Scar...
Putting her in front of the brothers was still the best way to show them that what they were doing was out of what Bradley permitted them to do. Plus Kimblee needed her directly at hand in order to emphasize his orders to Ed.
May I remind you that when they ran off, Winry was already out of Kimblee's reach, because she was in Al's armor? The difficult part after that was to keep her away.
And again, we have Mustang's men... were'nt they split up to prevent him from taking action? One would guess the army would stop them from defecting and running back to mustang, or at least keep track of them, or something.
I think it would be too suspicious if they put so much importance and threat on four single soldiers.
And then we have olivier, i know shes tough and all, but come on, wasnt she a hostage too? yet she was able to take down half of central's most secure place with just a sword...
She was a hostage, but the higher up didn't realize that she was a useless hostage, because her men would not stop even if they threatened her. And she didn't take out half of the men in the HQ, Sloth did. Olivia just killed one of the two generals she was with, and used the second one as a hostage.