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Please pardon me if the answer was blatant in some episode, but I truly have trouble figuring this out.
Wasn't Roy promoted to Brigadier General at some point near the end of the series? Why then, after the mess with the King Bradley Homunculus did he end up being a lowly corporal in the beginning of the movie?
Was he demoted? Why? Because he killed the homunculus? Because he didn't start a war or something?
Or was it self-imposed? Truly, I can see why he would want isolation from the warfare and murder and psychological guilt, therefore, retreating up there in the artics, but to give up his position and all or his subordinates? especially since rank and moving up were so important to him throughout the series!
And when his former subordinates went up to go visit him, were they trying to get him to go back to Central and lead them again? therefore suggesting that he voluntarily became a lowly outpost guard?
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@What, no bacon?: Why do you generalize? Keep yourself on topic, please.
For the little I could understand of movie's dialogues... he said he wasn't able to use alchemy since the day he killed the fuhrer, I suppose that had something to do with him dropping his title, as well as to be depressed for Hughes' death. :s or what I suppose it was because of, seeing him in front of his grave made me think it was because of that.
@Katana Alchemist: But I don't think it's "normal" to make him get depressed NOW, I mean, he had a reason to be depressed when Hughes died, and when he was in the war, and after that. But after showing us how he was overcoming that, suddenly, after killing the fuhrer and making him get as depressed over Hughes' death and the crimes he made, as much as to say "I don't want to keep my title of Brigadier General" (Where he can give a better service to Amestris people) and "I'm going to the front lines", I think that's very OOC. I mean, What's the point of dropping your title because of your crimes if by doing that you are going to go to the front lines to kill more poeple if it's needed??? I found that quite out of place, and even more for Roy.
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