Joined: 5-October 06
From: The Geriatric Ward...
Member No.: 41,714
~ Major General Armstrong: Future Fuhrer?, Is Arakawa setting up for something HUGE here? ~
You know, I have had this thought in the back of my head ever since chapter 74 (or something like that... the one where Gen. Armstrong comes to Central and takes over Raven's post.) Is Arakawa setting up to have her become the next Fuhrer? Might explain some of the animosity between her and Mustang.
We can all be pretty certain that Bradley will be exposed for what he is, AND that his forces will fall by the end of the series, so it is logical to set up some sort of succession strategy. I don't think that Arakawa would have an inexperienced thirty-something like Mustang actually achieve this lofty goal. He is not even close to being top-brass in the military, so it would make very little sense. Now, Armstrong on the other hand, has the experience and rank necessary to take over a leadership position over the Amestrian military forces. I mean, she DID pretty much reign supreme of Briggs for how many years. I always got the impression that no one from Central really screwed with the soldiers up there. (But then again- who in thier right mind would want to screw with Gen. Armstrong?)
Perhaps, if she does assume the ultimate leadership role, she would appoint Mustang and his crew as her aides. That is supposing Mustang redeems himself in her eyes by the end of the manga.
Joined: 12-April 07
Member No.: 46,072
Who says ANYONE's going to get the job? Remember, at the end of the anime/in the movie, the government had become a democracy of sorts, and while the manga and anime certainly have headed in different directions, Arakawa-san had sway over the story arc of the anime. This being the case, perhaps the manga is going to end in somewhat the same manner, if not exactly. I'm already seeing correlations with the end of Chapter 76 and Episode 50 - you see what I mean?
Joined: 19-October 07
From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Member No.: 52,395
QUOTE(Kiarrens @ Oct 19 2007, 04:33 PM)
Who says ANYONE's going to get the job? Remember, at the end of the anime/in the movie, the government had become a democracy of sorts, and while the manga and anime certainly have headed in different directions, Arakawa-san had sway over the story arc of the anime.
I wonder what she would do if it became a democracy. Mustang turned all emo in the movie, so what would it do to her?!?
QUOTE(Izumi Sensai @ Oct 19 2007, 03:04 PM)
Of course I can see the Armstrong clan being a bit overly fussy as to who would be worthy enough to sustain their "Traditions" and the all important "Armstrong Family Line".
Ah, yes. Though I'm really not seeing the Armstrong line continuing after this generation... Forgive me if anyone thinks differently...
Roy will definately have a hard time beating her for the position, that's for sure!