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If Alphonse Was A Girl, No, seriously
post Apr 24 2005, 06:12 PM
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We all love Al, right? He's widespreadly loved for his patience, optimism, helpfulness and unconditional kindness.

Somehow, it seems, female characters with similar traits are frequently, even viciously hated. (See for example; Tohru from Fruits Basket) There's little tolerance among fans for meek or shy girls. (Sometimes, it's just an intolerance for girls in general, unless they have the ability to blow things up)

I suppose the point here, is that, as I've seen the argument in several topics, and thought some discussion about double standards might be in order.

So, theoretically, if Alphonse was with the same, only he was Edward's little sister, say, Alice, don't you suppose there might be more dislike for our younger Elric? That maybe there would be ridiculous fangirls posting on the gallery saying things along the lines of

"God, I hate Alice. She's such a useless character. She needed her brother to save her, and she should be grateful, but she can't fight worth crap and she's always getting kidnapped. And she's way too trusting of everyone. What an idiot. She's just a whiny little brat with a brother complex."

Similarly, if Edward had an old mechanic buddy back in Rizenbool, say "William", perhaps; a quirky energetic, happy-go-lucky kind of guy, who can't fight or do anything extraordinary, but still supports his friends, and cares about them, don't you suppose there'd be more comments about how cute it is that Edward has such a nice friend rather than complaints about uselesness, and how much time William spends with his shirt off?

Yeah, just a passing thought. I supposed people might want to add their opinions, positive, negative, or must-kill-Toby.

So, discuss!

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- Toby-Chan   If Alphonse Was A Girl   Apr 24 2005, 06:12 PM
- - Hagane no Renzy   Interesting.... I suppose Ed and Al--*cough* Alic...   Apr 24 2005, 06:14 PM
- - MasterKris   Hey, what da ya know, I was thinking of Ed having ...   Apr 24 2005, 06:16 PM
- - Tobu Ishi   I know exactly what you mean, and I've had thi...   Apr 25 2005, 11:08 AM
- - Morgri   Eh, I donno about the Winry thing, she is very use...   Apr 25 2005, 02:43 PM
- - Chiyo   A most interesting thing to think about. I suppos...   Apr 25 2005, 04:37 PM
- - Covah   That is kinda fun to think about. Yeah...with his...   Apr 25 2005, 06:44 PM
- - Jellybean   You're absolutely right. I never really thoug...   Apr 25 2005, 07:41 PM
- - Edo-mame   I haven't read/seen Fruits Basket but I have s...   Apr 25 2005, 11:53 PM
- - Haldir of Lorien   No offenese...this is a good topic ,but I like Al ...   Apr 26 2005, 06:17 AM
- - Hagane No Renkinjutsushi {ED}   Quote by Haldir of Lorien -" No offenese...th...   Apr 28 2005, 06:55 PM
- - Fresh_Coffee   Tohru is the bomb, I hate the fact people hate her...   Apr 29 2005, 01:21 PM
- - Dreaming Goddess   Al being a girl...scary thought....   Apr 29 2005, 01:31 PM
- - Haldir of Lorien   @Hagne no Rekinjutsushi {ed}:HEHEHE thanks for yo...   Apr 29 2005, 06:51 PM
- - Heart Mending Alchemist   But what do you mean "but she can't fight...   Apr 29 2005, 07:14 PM
- - steelphoenix   You most definitely have a point here. Too many fa...   May 1 2005, 09:57 AM
- - Ava_Michelle   A lot girls don't like the sweet and simple gi...   May 1 2005, 03:13 PM
- - zarpia   I think is Al where a girl, FMA would not even be ...   May 1 2005, 07:48 PM
- - FMA4ever   I actually have a few picture of Al and when I sho...   Apr 28 2006, 02:41 PM
- - armor-alchemist   If Al is a girl then... hmm, I wonder if I would s...   Apr 28 2006, 09:55 PM
- - winryrockbell1   that is interesting but ed abd al's relationsh...   Apr 28 2006, 10:21 PM
- - ArmouredSoul   If Al had been a girl, I think that Ed and Als adv...   Mar 5 2007, 09:54 PM
- - Saxophonist   Al couldn't be called useless, even as a girl....   Mar 5 2007, 10:13 PM
- - Nekokitty   I found a doujinshi about this once. If Al was a g...   Mar 6 2007, 01:41 PM
- - Vuther Justicebringer   I'm pretty sure that if Alphonse was just a gi...   Mar 6 2007, 01:59 PM
- - Terra   dammit!! you made me realize how sexist i ...   Dec 18 2007, 01:03 PM
- - CodenameElizabeth   Speaking of "Al as a girl", I have recen...   Dec 19 2007, 08:15 AM

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