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This thread is for EdxWin fans who had watched/read FMA:Brotherhood anime and/or FMA manga series finals (including any of post-final Gaidens).
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Joined: 31-October 06
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Ha, I am kind of late to this party, but would like to offer my own input for why Ed (Warning! End of series spoilers ahead!) didn't offer his whole life in the train station scene! I don't think it's a complicated issue at all, not like "Oh, he wasn't willing to give it all, he doesn't love her 100%!" I was surprised to read some people thought that actually. C'mon, this is Ed we're talking about. The alchemist. It's so obvious! XD The entire principle of his world is based on equal exchange. It is not mathematically possible to give 50% and then receive more than 50% back in return. It has to all equal 100%. So it makes complete sense to him to ask for half. To him, that's the most it is possible to give! That's what makes it all the more powerful when Winry says she'll give him "all" of her life. She doesn't think of things in terms of alchemy or science. And of course it's much more romantic to say that you'll give "all" of yourself to someone. That's why Ed is so amazed by her response, because it didn't even occur to him to think of it that way. And it probably made him realize just how much she really cares about him. Not to mention, it also goes right along with Ed and Al's new rule to "take 10, but give back 11." This is all goes back to way-back-when, years ago, in a interview with Arakawa-sensei, when she said that at the end of the series, the principle of Equivalent Exchange would be destroyed. This is what she was talking about. We all thought it was going to be something massive, but in the end it was something really so simple and beautiful.
Lol, for being such a huge EdWin fan, I ought to check this thread more often. XD