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This thread is here to allow people to understand how trasmutation circles work, and how they channel the energy into this world. let's start with Alphonse's seal
ignore the outside ring and the 'squiggle' coming down and you have the symbol for creation, while the 'squiggle' is actually a symbol for the soul, so basically, it means a created soul. this is core to the series as alphonse's existence is questioned throughout the early parts of the series, even his shortened name as spoken in japanese 'Aru' is displaying this, as 'aru' means to exist in japanese, but as an object, while 'iru' is reserved for people in this manner.
if anyone else wants a different transmutation circle explained feel free to post a request with either a picture of the circle, or a description of where it is found and who uses it.
These 4 elements build the world we live in. in transmutation circles these are used for two things: 1:controlling the element 2:looking AWESOME Get your own transmutation circle made by posting a request on the thread here If you have attempted Alchemy by clapping your hands or by drawing an array, copy and paste this in your signature.
Joined: 21-May 09
From: Yorkshire, UK
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Wow! Thank you for the awesome explanation of Roy's Flame Alchemy transmutation circle. I like how you've also likened the image of the salamander to his character, too.
I think it's time we get another great explanation of another transmutation circle! How about Armstrong's transmutation circle on his glove/knuckle-duster thingies. (Yes, a really technical phrase there! ;P)
This is the only image I could find of it. (You may have a better image.)