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You most definitely have a point here. Too many fangirls (and note the girls bit here) hate the 'sweet' prototype.
However, I also agree with Edo-mame. Al is far from a 'damsel-in-distress'. He has kick-ass fighting abilities, alchemy, and the most level temper I've ever seen.
Like Tohru in Furuba (just to use the previous example), he has a great deal of maturity and strength. His optimistic attitude is a reaction to the sadnesses he's been through, and while it seems a little too nice at times, it's a great way of being strong.
I think that the show wouldn't be as good if we had an brother/sister realtionship instead of a brother/brother one, but that's just my opinion. I like FMA just the way it is.
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A lot girls don't like the sweet and simple girl sterotype because it's a sterotype. We admire those qualities, but when that's all there is to the character, it's get repetitive and boring. But Al is a well-rounded character, with depth and direction to him, so it's not just his niceness that makes him a lovable character.
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If Al is a girl then... hmm, I wonder if I would still ship elricest- *gets shot*
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If Al had been a girl, I think that Ed and Als adventure would have probably differed, not a lot though
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From: Emo Tenjo
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dammit!! you made me realize how sexist i am.... Al's ttly moe. but all girls are moe. so its WOULD BE boring. so al's a moe boy. which i love. of course elricest would be more popular...but too popular. an' I'll hate it. (like my edxroy fandom.) An edxman!win would make hagaren a shonen ai. meaning it never would've been anime.