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Woah Sannom - major spoilers in your post! Cover it up, quick!
Crap on a stick. Forgot where I was. Corrected it. Thankfully no one who didn't read the manga should understand the basics of the post, so no damage done.
QUOTE ("Forsaken Love")
Why did he try to sort things out peacefully instead of ripping him apart, if his Greed was consuming him that much surely he would have shown no amount of mercy no matter how small?
Greed is directed only by greed, but he does in fact prefer non-violent ways and certainly isn't impatient. He is a Homonculus after all, he has time. And he knows how to repress his sin so that Father and his minions would not hear about him. But at the core, that's what he is : greedy. He doesn't care about the chimeras as friends, just as pets. Every move he makes is to gain something. When people make deals with him, he is the one who proposes them, not the other way around. He is a bad guy, a bad guy you can deal with because he is extremely greedy, unlike the others who have goals beyond physical possession and some ideals they want to fulfill.
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yeah, Greed always looked more like an anti-hero to me, which I guess is why I like him better than the other homunculi. And I think he did care about the chimeras, at least as pets. Maybe he didn't really consider them as friends until Ling made him go through the whole guilt trip thing.
Positive notes: I'm happy that Al got to be cool, even if it was cut down, because kicking the chimera in the nose was better than the two seconds' resistance he put up in the first anime.
QUOTE (Forsaken Love @ Jun 30 2009, 02:32 PM)
QUOTE (Radadinator @ Jun 30 2009, 08:46 PM)
QUOTE (Forsaken Love @ Jun 30 2009, 12:29 AM)
This series is kinda reminding me of Harry Potter movies right now, the books=pure awesomeness the films=how the heck can you understand and enjoy when so much plot and all humor is missed out? *sigh*
If you watch the movies for pure enjoyment. XD Still, at least Prisoner of Azkaban had more characterization than any of the other movies, and was a pretty good adaptation.
lol thats my favourite book but i thought the film was awful XD but goblet of fire is worse and order of the phoneix ridiculously bad, i think philosphers stone and chamber of secrets were by far the best, as barely any scenes were missed out, the actors fitted their roles and just seemed to do the books wayyyy more justice (lol eee im getting off topic forgive me!)
I thought the first two movies sort of dragged on through the scenes after a while...I guess I just like loose adaptations and an overload of STYLE! throughout the whole thing. XD I agree that Order of Phoenix was horrible, though.
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Reminder to Forsaken Love and Radadinator:
We DO have Harry Potter movies thread where you can talk about Harry Potter movies as much as you'd like, as well as Harry Potter books thread for Hurry Potter book discussions, and those would be all On-Topic discussions there.
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Greed sees his desire to have, to own everything is his version of affection towards those things. To him, desire to obtain and affection are the same thing, his allies belong to him, so he values them. He sees it the same way as if you felt affection towards a person.
My evidence is in chapter 84, when Greedling talks to Edward about how there are no "types" of greed, that Ed's desire to protect his friends is the same as his own desires, at least to him.
Fullmetal Alchemist is over! Thank you, Hiromu Arakawa! ;_;
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I was a bit disappointed in this episode. I had hoped once they reached the Greed arc they would've slowed everything down but they didn't even follow the order of the manga and they cut so much stuff out! I mean it was still a good episode, I liked it but at the same time I was disappointed. I really hope come next episode they start slowing everything down. I understand that they have to get through all the stuff that's already been seen in the first anime, but jeeze. C'mon Bones. Don't let us down.
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All I can say at this point is that they had bloody well better slow down!!!!.
This is just getting idiotic. I didn't mind so much with some of the earlier 'speed-ups' (like in Rush Valley, I mean I like Paninya, but she isn't exactly vital to the plot) But this last one got me fuming. I love the Izumi - Greed arc... and having them bulldoze through it put me on edge. This is also the arc where the plot from FMA1 and 2 takes a sharp detour, so for that alone I really didn't appreciate them messing with the pace and continuity... I still don't get why they put Izumi's entrance after Eds... it seemed like a really odd directoral change... and I really missed the original way that Izumi and Sig tore the place (and Greed's minions appart)