The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Nov 23 2006, 01:14 PM
Definitely the Terminator-Archer!!! Think about it in sequence - Roy comes out, holding Selim (so cute!) - Archer comes out of some bushes, says something, and Roy goes, "Oh, shiznat!" (not really...) Then, cut-scene, here comes Riza to the rescue!!! She's running up, and there's Archer - with his hand held up and in his hand is - gasp! - a gun! So, she stops, fires about 4 or 5 times (the bullet holes match w/ the sound effects), he collapses, she runs up, and then there's Roy, bleeding from the head! Yaay! 'Tis proof! The Termin-Archer shot Roy!! He did it while Hawkeye was running up the drive...
As for the eyepatch, I think he has an eyepatch simply b/c he no longer has vision in his eye - it didn't necessarily have to be shot out... if the bullet struck near the eye, kind of by the temple, then it damages the nerves and whatnot, and vision is decreased/completely gone. Scarring also adds to that... So! I like to think that Roy still technically has his eye, just not his vision... I'm sure of this b/c I'm also very sure that the Termin-Archer has a really crappy shot... After all, he couldn't even really hit Izumi, even though he had a machine gun for a mouth... (*shudder*)
@ GameMusic I know that "I am random rawr" already kind of went through these, but I'll go ahead and add my own two cents' worth!
ASSUME EVERYTHING FROM HERE ON DOWN IS A SPOILER!!!! It's such a pain to do the spoiler box for entire paragraphs...
1. Why did Dante order Pride not to attack Lior, even though she wanted Scar to make the stone? Lust then questions her on this and she just dismisses it as nothing.
> Did you ever watch Pirates of the Caribbean? "Wait for the opportune moment" - I know that there was more to my explanation, but it's been so long since I've seen that episode (and I did understand when I watched it, I promise)... But, basically, Lust had the right thinking... but Dante's a funny little character, after all, and her greed has kind of gotten so out of hand that her reasons aren't always the most logical... Tell you what, next time I watch this episode, I'll post back here and re-explain.
It may be a while, but I will do it!
2. How did Dante find Lust? It's shown that she collects homunculi made by others, but only those that she knows about.
> Keep in mind that she has her existing homunculi constantly on the lookout for potential stone-creators. I'm sure she knew about Scar's brother's attempts at human transmutation as soon as the idea popped into his own head. Which would make one heck of a lot of sense, considering that the Ishbal war started at about the same time as the brother tried all of that stuff... (get it?? Pride was the fuhrer then... Get it???? Cool, huh?)
3. Did Al kill Envy? That's what it looked like to me, when he tossed those transmutation circles around. So why did Envy keep his body when he went through the gate? It seemed he was killed at met Ed at the gate, not just happened to be next to it, because they appear together and talk. Why did he turn into a dragon and how did he and his body get to Earth?
> Nope! All of the circles were to summon the gate so that Al could bring Ed back, right? Envy was just too close at hand - he kind of got caught up in it (it was a powerful transmutation, you know) that and he's a homunculus, and homunculi are naturally drawn to the gate. So, since he didn't die, and he was in front of the gate when it was summoned, he was able to look at it, etc. without consequences. However, he wanted to get at Hoenheim, right? So, he pushed his way through, as you know - but, the creatures inside the gate (most likely humans-to-be) wanted his body - which is why he kept transforming into different people, in order to make them leave his body alone - so, he changed into an extremely powerful being - namely a dragon - which solved his problem. But, since alchemy can't be used on the other side of the gate, he had no way of changing back. Make sense?
4. Envy shows his true face as a son of Hohenheim, but Dante said that she hadn't encountered Hohenheim in centuries. So has Hohenheim been in that body for centuries, or did his previous body have a strong likeness, or was Envy just using a fake face to shock Ed? Is Envy's normal face his real face?
> We assume that Hoenheim has had the same body for centuries (since he was last with Dante, however long that is), but that he is not in his original body - remember the scene where Dante was telling of how she and Hoenheim first used the stone? Well, remember how the man doing the transmutation (who we can pretty much correctly assume is, in fact, Hoenheim) collapses, and Dante shows/tells us how she pretty much grabbed another man in the room to host Hoenheim's soul? So yeah... We don't know how many bodies Hoenheim has been through but we do know this: -He has kept the same body since he was last with Dante. -His current body is not his original. As for Envy, he tells us early-on in the series that he doesn't even remember what he used to look like. So, as far as the face he had goes, it's entireley possible that he kind of just made it up to shock Ed (since the face did indeed look like a younger Hoenheim); if that's the case, then Envy's "current" face probably does look a lot like how he did when he was fully human.
I'll answer the rest in a bit after I've had some turkey! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!