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QUOTE (Kaori Ayanami @ Apr 10 2010, 03:39 PM)
QUOTE (hawkflame @ Apr 9 2010, 05:09 AM)
Not quite. The PS does allow equivalent exchange, in a sense, to be broken- well not really, but through the use of human souls, the price has already been paid.
Al couldn't have just remade his legs by further thinning out the rest of his armor, because then he risks the rest of his armor being structurally unsound. And he couldn't have made it from random materials on the ground, because that's not how alchemy works- unless you have a PS, you need the same basic elements
Didn't mean to misinform anyone. But I really, really don't remember that the PS has the power of bypassing physics laws and converting one element to another. That would link it to the historical alchemical theory, BUT it would also destroy the believable flair of FMA alchemy along with those rules.
Besides, soil has many metallic elements binded in chemical compounds. Al could have been able to put them aside and use them to repair his legs, even without a PS.
Kaori, I'm pretty sure that the whole point of a PS is to bypass equivalent exchange. See ep 3: Cornello was able to transmute real flowers into minerals --> he's transmuting organic objects into inorganic ones. Equivalent exchange never allows this. What's more, he's able to transmute a gun out of thin air. So yeah, a PS can bypass almost any law in the FMA universe.
About Al, yeah normally he can easily fix an armor like that using elements in the ground. But there is a reason why Ed always has to be the person who fixes his armor. Only Ed knows how to do it without messing with the seal on Al's armor. The PS, once again, helps Al overcome this restriction.