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FMA Philosophy, Frankenstein = FMA?
Ookami
post Mar 16 2005, 02:59 PM
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If any of you have read the original Frankenstein book, by Mary Shelley... and watched FMA... you may have noticed some odd similarities. At least, I have. Then again, I'm a loser. X3

Personally, I've come to the conclusion that the idea behind FMA may have been somehow subtly derived from Frankenstein. Yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but it really makes sense if you compare.

First off, the Philosopher's Stone is mentioned in Frankenstein in one of the earlier chapters. Big hit off right there, since that's the central focus in FMA. Next, Alphonse is the name of Victor's (the mad scientist guy) father. Another thing in common. The whole point of FMA is for Ed and Al to find the Stone and resurrect/recreate their mother... ne? Well, in Frankenstein, Victor tells his tale of using various dead body parts (human sacrifices are also needed in order to perform human alchemy, in FMA! Hah!) to create life. Finally, transmutation and chimeras are mentioned in Frankenstein, as well. For those of you who have watched FMA (or played the game), you know how big both of those are to the storyline.
Big coincidence, or something more? Kind of odd, though, considering that the book, Frankenstein, was published in 1831 in England...

Yeah. So that's my philosophy. It may not make too much sense, but... This is what happens when Ookami is bored and sugar-high. Thank you for reading. @_@;

By the way, I'm a newbie. ^^ If there's something in this post that shouldn't be, then I apologize. o___O;;


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post Apr 13 2006, 02:28 PM
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The similarity with Frankenstein and FMA is, mainly, that they both tried to create humans, and life, and it came around and bit them in the ass, pretty much. Otherwise, they're completely different in almost all respects.


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QUOTE (MonsterEnvy @ Apr 13 2006, 04:28 PM) *
The similarity with Frankenstein and FMA is, mainly, that they both tried to create humans, and life, and it came around and bit them in the [All hail lord Xenu], pretty much. Otherwise, they're completely different in almost all respects.

They also both became obsessed with creating life only after their mother's died.
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- Ookami   FMA Philosophy   Mar 16 2005, 02:59 PM
- - Guest   Well, Arakawa-san did make many references and suc...   Mar 16 2005, 03:30 PM
- - CursedAnubis   QUOTEThe whole point of FMA is for Ed and Al to fi...   Mar 16 2005, 04:31 PM
|- - KevLar   QUOTE(CursedAnubis @ Mar 16 2005, 06:31 PM)QU...   Mar 16 2005, 05:17 PM
- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Ookami @ Mar 16 2005, 02:59 PM)If any o...   Mar 19 2005, 08:05 PM
- - Kao   *Evil Mumbling* I think i shall pick up Franke...   Mar 19 2005, 09:27 PM
- - Quistis88   Or FMA is related to Frankenstein, since the latte...   Mar 19 2005, 09:32 PM
- - tempest_Strife   Actually I did recognise the similarities, especia...   Mar 19 2005, 11:01 PM
|- - Guest   Actally, Frankenstien Monster counts more as a Hom...   Mar 20 2005, 07:45 PM
|- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 20 2005, 07:45 PM)Actally, ...   Mar 20 2005, 09:06 PM
|- - Guest   Quistis: Actually, during the term for "homun...   Mar 20 2005, 09:18 PM
|- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 20 2005, 09:18 PM)Actually,...   Mar 20 2005, 09:29 PM
|- - Guest   Quistis: For one thing, Alchemy is related to toda...   Mar 20 2005, 10:39 PM
|- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 20 2005, 10:39 PM)Quistis: ...   Mar 21 2005, 01:17 AM
||- - Guest   Quistis: Alcehmy isn't today science, but it w...   Mar 21 2005, 07:16 AM
||- - Quistis88   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 21 2005, 07:16 AM)Quistis: ...   Mar 21 2005, 08:55 PM
|- - Guest   QUOTE(Guest @ Mar 20 2005, 10:39 PM)Quistis: ...   Mar 24 2005, 02:49 PM
- - Steel Alchemist   What are you talking about? Frakenstein was made f...   Mar 20 2005, 08:53 PM
- - LunarMoon   Enjoy. http://www.literature.org/authors/shelley-m...   Mar 23 2005, 07:20 PM
- - NoseOverTail   If you think about it alchemy will become the scie...   Apr 7 2005, 09:43 PM
- - chocolate_eds_everywhere   WHA....????? u all r confusing me. Alchemy is a m...   Sep 12 2005, 09:22 PM
- - Quistis88   Chemistry IS science . . .   Sep 18 2005, 09:42 PM
- - adamclark   For those of you who are familiar with alchemy out...   Feb 4 2006, 04:19 PM
- - Void   ...and why is was this in Open Chat?   Feb 4 2006, 04:40 PM
- - Joe J   Nice point! The monster in the book is a homun...   Feb 6 2006, 09:24 PM
- - E-N-V-Y   Great book indeed,better then the movie X)   Feb 7 2006, 04:20 PM
|- - kenderoth   i have not seen the movie but i read some of the b...   Feb 7 2006, 06:41 PM
- - Hyleaus   When I read the novel, I'm pretty sure that Me...   Mar 22 2006, 03:40 AM
- - FullmetalMagician   And Mery Shelly and Hiromu Arakawa are both girls...   Mar 24 2006, 01:41 AM
- - Quistis88   Merged with "FMA and Frankenstein" threa...   Apr 12 2006, 06:12 PM
|- - Dark Alchemist Sakura   Ironically, I'm cramming right now for a frank...   Apr 12 2006, 07:08 PM
- - Sin Of Envy   Frankenstein was artifical human [Homunculus] but ...   Apr 13 2006, 09:14 AM
- - Quistis88   Do I have to start debating this again? Franken...   Apr 13 2006, 02:17 PM
- - Joe J   "Life, although it may only be an accumulatio...   Apr 13 2006, 10:03 PM
- - GREEDisGOOD   The similarties between FMA and Frankenstein are t...   Jan 14 2007, 12:56 PM
- - Tawniey   Oddly enough, I am fairly well versed in both. Alt...   May 4 2008, 01:10 AM
- - Vinyl Zen   It's funny, I was thinking the same things whe...   Nov 21 2008, 12:49 AM
|- - Claudius   Y'know, a major theme of Frankenstein is the l...   Nov 22 2008, 02:28 PM
- - xXdark_angel_nekoXx   ok from what i have read on this post... i garther...   Dec 4 2008, 01:45 PM
- - Derek   I don't know much about Frankenstein (read a s...   Dec 9 2008, 12:38 PM


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