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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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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.