QUOTE(Chibi Viki @ Aug 9 2004, 04:32 PM)
what if the process of Dante and Lyla switching bodies is an attempt at soul alchemy... i mean, it is possible since Al's soul was transmuted to armor, why not a soul to a new body? equivalent trade: lyla's soul and Dante's body for the transmutation?
there was a huge alchemic array at Dante's house when Greed and Ed arrived so maybe that was used for the soul alchemy.
the decay of the body is a statement that says the process isn't perfect and that's why dante is seeking the philosopher's stone.
okay, this is all THEORY... my opinion...
But Al doesn't "Decay." If it was Soul Transmutation, then she would be immortal. Greed described what exactly the Soul Transmutation/Binding did - made it so you never got old or tired, "Immortality."
And Dante isn't looking for the Stone. She doesn't want it to be made. Dante IS that person, and that person didn't want the stone to be made.