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Claudius
But there are times when even the strongest person has a weak 'give-up' moment or two. Roy is not a superman; manga or anime, he is as prone to sadness and depression as anyone else (even Supes had his days). And the repression of such emotional pain is not only unhealthy but is going to have some consequences. I can imagine Roy had his private moments of emotional torment (and there had to be a lot for a man with that life). Besides, it's not like AnimeRoy's 'give-up' in CoS was permanent; he did come back to help save the day (and perhaps in better spirits).
Roy Mustang, both manga and anime, is a very angsty person. Your description of him is correct for both versions (at least for pre-episode44 AnimeRoy). I could also include that Roy strived to be a better person after Ishbal. But one has to consider that manga and anime had different circumstances, and I dare say AnimeRoy's situations were worse. For one thing, his grief over Hughes is more guiltier. In the manga, Hughes shared Roy's Ishbal experiences. Thus his aid to Roy was based independently on atoning for his own guilt. But AnimeHughes never fought in Ishbal. His aid to Roy was based purely on friendship (which is also a convincing motive). This increases AnimeRoy's responsibility in his friend's death, because the position AnimeHughes put himself in (staying in touch with higher-ups who were Homunculus) was a death trap from day one. The belief of playing a pivotal part in your best friend's death (unlike MangaHughes doing it for his own reasons) is a crushing blow for anyone.
Then there is AnimeRoy's killing of Pride-Bradley. He was supposed to honor Hughes by going to the top and be the good Fuhrer. Instead he killed to avenge his friend (who definitely wouldn't condone such an act). AnimeRoy proved he was no better. If he killed someone just because he wanted to, than how can he hope to be a different Fuhrer from Bradley, who also killed people because he felt like it? He betrayed his friend's memory and himself. And I see no similarities with MangaRoy killing Lust. There is killing to save your loved ones (Lust) and killing for the sake of 'I'm gonna-send-you-to-hell-for-killing-my-best-friend' hatred (Pride-Bradley). In the former, Roy succeeded in protecting. In the latter, Roy succeeded at the cost of an innocent child's life. I don't think MangaRoy could walk out of that situation any more unscathed than his anime counterpart did.

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And that makes him essentially different than the anime Roy. So I guess that's what people think when they say the CoS is OOC.
I think the people's disappointment had more to do about CoS lacking Royai than anything else. They tend to use pairings as the decisive point of criticism (as if this was Fullmetal Alchemist: A Love Story).
Turdaewen
I don't think the anime Roy's situation is worse that the manga Roy's. It's merely different. In the case of the manga, you don't have the situation of killing Bradley, but you have two things that may bring him as much grief:
First, he's responsible for Havoc becoming invalid. That, in itself would not be that much impressive, if you don't consider the (in my view almost exclusive to Roy in the manga) vow to protect those beneath him at Ishbal. In that sense he felt himself just as much as a failure as not achieving the Fuhrer position in the anime. His sense of responsibility towards his subordinates in the manga is FAR greater than he shows in the anime. Because that vow he took is the main reason driving him throughout the hole manga.
And the other thing is about Riza, because she's probably the person he feels most in debt with. And there's nothing 'romantic' about it. He's responsible for crushing down any chances Riza had of a normal life. He not only took away her family's secret claiming he would use it for good and then betrayed her, he made a killer out of her. He feels so guilty about it he believes she has every reason to kill him whenever she seems fit. He gave her the position of deciding whether he's doing what he should or not. And, without the hole tatoo and Ishbal story, that relation between the two would make not sense at all.

That doesn't meant that manga Roy is stronger than the anime Roy. They just deal with things in different and, for me, that makes them two 'different' people, because they see and react to things differently.

All in all, my disappointment with CoS has little to do with the lack or Royai, even because I think a smushy or romantic Royai is OOC. They're certainly not the kind of people to give up everything for my love. On the contrary, what makes them the couple that really works together is that they're both idealists, who believe in self sacrifice for a greater good.
RoyxRizaFan
I honestly don't even see animeRoy and mangaRoy as the same character. I could count on one hand their similarities, starting with their names and hair color.

Roy's happy ending after the anime was completely made up for in CoS. He had plenty of reasons to be emo. it was silly that he was all happy-go-lucky at the end of the anime, though. one second he's all "YAY for life and I'm going to walk forward" and then two seconds later he's like "I suck. Life sucks. Everything sucks *slits wrist*" Soooo...I know I exaggerate, but you guys get the idea...
Claudius
QUOTE(Turdaewen @ Oct 13 2008, 07:38 PM) *
I don't think the anime Roy's situation is worse that the manga Roy's. It's merely different.
That doesn't meant that manga Roy is stronger than the anime Roy. They just deal with things in different and, for me, that makes them two 'different' people, because they see and react to things differently.
Okay, I can accept that. Different situations. My points on AnimeRoy are valid in view of what happened in the anime. Your points on MangaRoy are valid in view of what happened in the manga. I hope that we have learned from each other's points.
Turdaewen
QUOTE(Claudius @ Oct 14 2008, 10:12 PM) *
QUOTE(Turdaewen @ Oct 13 2008, 07:38 PM) *
I don't think the anime Roy's situation is worse that the manga Roy's. It's merely different.
That doesn't meant that manga Roy is stronger than the anime Roy. They just deal with things in different and, for me, that makes them two 'different' people, because they see and react to things differently.
Okay, I can accept that. Different situations. My points on AnimeRoy are valid in view of what happened in the anime. Your points on MangaRoy are valid in view of what happened in the manga. I hope that we have learned from each other's points.

I always do, Claudius! ^_~

All in all, I agree with RoyxRiza Fan: they ARE two different characters, who share the same name, appearance and a few feats, but other than that... completely different. They even have different backgrounds! In fact, (I don't know if I only think that because I'm a Roy's fan, so I pay more attention to him then others) I think Roy is the character in FMA who has the biggest differences between the manga and the anime portray.

And personally, I don't really like the anime Roy that much... The one that really brought my attention was the manga Roy.
RoyxRizaFan
Same here. I read the manga first and fell in love with the character of Roy Mustang straight away, and then I watched the anime and was like, "What?" The only thing that redeemed him for me was honestly that essay you wrote, Claudius. I was able to sympathize with him after you thoroughly explained everything...but I still don't like him more than mangaRoy...I just don't HATE him anymore...so you can be proud of yourself for that XDDD
Turdaewen
Where did everybody go?? sad.gif
Causmicfire
I'm here, but I didn't have much to add to the conversation. I feel the same way about Roy, manga and anime are two completely different characters.

They have different pasts, and experiences that make them who they are.

Though, I do believe that anime Roy killing Bradley(Pride) was not just vengence, but also something he knew had to be done to set the country straight. His will to avenge Hughes led him to being hasty about it, and making a move without knowing exactly what he got himself into.

I do agree that it was something like his fight with Lust, going in without knowing what he's dealing with, and having consequences for his lack of knowledge, but after he knew what he was doing, killling Lust was no feat for him.

In a way you can put repercussions of his lack of knowledge (anime Selim and manga Havoc) on the same level. Loosing one of his comrades to paralysis would be a hard thing for manga Roy to take considering the ideal he has of protecting those beneath him so they can protect those beneath them. Havoc didn't die, because Roy was able to help him, unfortunately anime Selim had been beyond his help.

Also, him loosing his subordinates to their reassignments is just as bad as he himself being lowered in rank.

Oh, a couple icons:





(lol, I didn't even realize they're from the same chapter until put them together)
CodenameElizabeth
QUOTE(Turdaewen @ Oct 21 2008, 12:32 PM) *
Where did everybody go?? sad.gif



Lurking in other threads.
FOR TEH LULZ of course.

I read Claudius's Roy essay quite a while ago and I loved it. I think that it explained the subtext of the movie incredibly well (and was, undoubtedly, more enjoyable than the movie itself.) I was always under the impression that Roy was suffering a breakdown from the events of the last few episodes of the anime, combined wit the existing guilt of Ishbal. UNFORTUNATELY, seemed like all that the RoyxEd fangirls wanted to believe was that ZOMG ROY IS TOTALLY PINING FOR ED BECUZ HE IS LOST AND THERE CAN BE NO MOAR YAOI BUTTSEX. (Lol.) Fangirls are probably one of the things that made me initially LOATHE the movie so much.

While the manga and anime portray completly different characters (in terms of Roy), the theme of "being haunted by the past" holds through in Roy's character through it all. It is just more apparent in the manga, and he usues this regret in a more constructive manner. IMO, A vast majority of thr characters seem better devloped in the manga.

Just wanted to drop a line to let Claudius know that I'd read the essay quite a while ago, and I really did find it well written and enjoyable. I wish more people woudl write stuff like this. It sure beats readng bad fanfiction...

Saving_Grace
^Haha, oh come on, admit it! Deep down you love the crappy fanfiction! wink.gif

You know, I've always thought that there's an inevitable difference between Manga-Roy and Anime-Roy because different people are writing him, which means different directions and interpretations. I've always found it difficult to judge whether or not CoS Roy was in-character or not, I suppose I've never really analysed it properly. Aside from that, I find the Mustangs rather similar (however, I haven't really sat down and watched the series properly since 2006).

I think I'll have to hunt down Claudius' essay and have a read.

Off topic...
You know, I'm slowly beginning to get excited about the new series. I'm worried though; BONES has told everyone that the new series will run for a year, if (and that's an IF) they do a manga adaptation, how on earth are they going to fit all the story into just a year's worth of episodes? Does this mean we're gonna get some watered-down, crappy version?
Turdaewen
@Causmicfire
I just LOVE you icons! ^^ So cute!

I still believe Marcoh will heal Havoc later on. Arakawa wouldn'y suggest it without propose, she WILL bring that up.
And Roy pretty much has spend his quota of mistakes. He cannot afford to be naive or he'll get killed. (knocks on wood)

@CodenameElizabeth
You're right, they kept the 'plot' of the character. I haven't read Claudius essay, yet, only because I haven't had the time.
One of the main reasons I'm a little mad about the anime is the anime fans: They're a bit crazy and they have the tendency of making things up (especially stuff there are NOT in the anime). :s

@Saving_Grace
Well, I don't think they WILL do it in one year, actually. They said they already confirmed one year show, but that doesn't mean they'll stick to ONLY one year. They might just extend that period later.
RoyxRizaFan
Oh, anime fans...*sighs* Ah, man, whenever I tell them that Roy's my favorite character, I have to go, "Wait a minute. Never mind...Riza is! no, wait...Mei...NO! um..."

It would be idiotic (yes, i said it) for BONES to do only one year, because it would probably kill the FMA fandom by wrecking it instead of bringing back THE LOVE. So I hope that's not true.

Turdaewen
Yes!!! Bring back the LOVE!!! please!!!

Royai fandom is dying!! and I need more fanarts and fanfics!! (based on the manga, please) sad.gif I've just been feeling so... orphan with the lack of Royai lately... sad.gif

I have no doubts about my favorite character, though I love most of them: Riza. All the way.
RoyxRizaFan
Hm? What was that? Did someone say they were looking for fanfiction? *is shot* Oi, I have to try, right? XD

I positive of my favorite characters, but not when I'm talking to an anime fan, because everyone's so different or nonexistant in a lot of cases. When I talk to anime fans, I'm like, "Uh...Ed?" Otherwise it's Roy, Riza, and Mei, as I said before...I think I like Roy more than Riza even though he's been bugging my lately for reasons unknown...maybe it's his abscense (?) Riza's a hell load smarter than him, though. That's for sure XDDDD
CodenameElizabeth
QUOTE(Turdaewen @ Oct 23 2008, 02:15 PM) *
They're a bit crazy and they have the tendency of making things up (especially stuff there are NOT in the anime).


Like RoyxEd and EdxAl?

Just sayin'...


Overall, there are not any real "pairings" in the anime (except for the married couples Trisha/Hoho, Sig/Izumi and Gracia/Hughes.) Even EdxWin, which is canon in the manga, isn't really obvious in the anime. FMA is just not a very romantic anime. It's action based. Pairings are not at the heart of the plot at all. I just tended to read into the RoiAi aspect of the anime FAR TOO MUCH because I SUCK LIKE THAT.

IMO, the set-up for "inferred" pairings seems more obvious in the manga (RoiAi, LingRanfan, AlMei, etc.)
FailToImpress
QUOTE(CodenameElizabeth @ Oct 24 2008, 04:09 PM) *
Overall, there are not any real "pairings" in the anime (except for the married couples Trisha/Hoho, Sig/Izumi and Gracia/Hughes.) Even EdxWin, which is canon in the manga, isn't really obvious in the anime. FMA is just not a very romantic anime. It's action based. Pairings are not at the heart of the plot at all. I just tended to read into the RoiAi aspect of the anime FAR TOO MUCH because I SUCK LIKE THAT.

IMO, the set-up for "inferred" pairings seems more obvious in the manga (RoiAi, LingRanfan, AlMei, etc.)


Hm yeah, for such an action based anime, there's a ton of 'romantic' fiction... At least from what I've seen. Maybe that's just what happens when there's such a lack of it, people let their imaginations run wild. tongue.gif

I tend to not have the time for reading much but I venture to fanfiction. net every so often.
jacksparrow589
Well, yeah. For people like me, you're given a hint and you run with it, which is why so many pairings can be argued for or against.

I do think that there are the "author intended" pairings and "OMG they shared a look-- they're a couple!" pairings, and that Royai falls under the former, however subtly.
lorasz
QUOTE(FailToImpress @ Oct 26 2008, 08:55 AM) *
Hm yeah, for such an action based anime, there's a ton of 'romantic' fiction... At least from what I've seen. Maybe that's just what happens when there's such a lack of it, people let their imaginations run wild. tongue.gif


Yeah, I've seen this in a lot of fandoms I've been active in. Harry Potter was notorious for it; the shippers there were obsessive, even when there was little, if anything, to build on. FMA throws in just enough hints to keep the reader hooked and guessing; without giving away so much that you feel like you know exactly what's going on. It's a dangerous mix. : )

Oh, and I guess I should say hi to everyone. I've been lurking around here for awhile and finally decided to post. I got hooked on the FMA anime and manga around 2006, and have been following the manga since. Somewhere along the line I've become far too attached to the RoyxRiza pairing.

Looking forward to discussing with everyone.
jacksparrow589
*throws confetti* Welcome, lorasz! Maybe we can get discussions up and running again now that we have some fresh meat! Well, we go through our active/inactive cycles just like every other thread, I guess.

In all seriousness, though, it gets really interesting when we have a chapter heavy on Royai hints, though. And for those of us who may or may not have developed a profound liking for other manga and anime *cough*Vampire Knight!*cough* while awaiting the new chapters and anime, there's always something to come back here for, especially lately.

Which reminds me-- any themes for Halloween? (Not that I have time to write, it being Midterms week, but I need something to oil the writing gears, as it were.)
Causmicfire
QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Oct 26 2008, 08:36 PM) *
*throws confetti* Welcome, lorasz! Maybe we can get discussions up and running again now that we have some fresh meat! Well, we go through our active/inactive cycles just like every other thread, I guess.

In all seriousness, though, it gets really interesting when we have a chapter heavy on Royai hints, though. And for those of us who may or may not have developed a profound liking for other manga and anime *cough*Vampire Knight!*cough* while awaiting the new chapters and anime, there's always something to come back here for, especially lately.

Which reminds me-- any themes for Halloween? (Not that I have time to write, it being Midterms week, but I need something to oil the writing gears, as it were.)



Welcome lorasz!

Hmmm...themes.

Anyone have some suggestions?

Because I just got back from getting my costume not too long ago, I'll suggest the words lace, tight, and crowd.

Odd, off topic note: Did you know that during the Renaissance , one could tell if someone was from the upper or lower class according to where one's bodice was laced up. Back=upper class, because the only way to get it tied up was to have a servant do it. Front=lower class, because you can tie it up yourself
Turdaewen
Welcome, lorasz!!! \o/

I've always found RoyxRiza such a obviously in love pair!!It doesn't even makes sense thinking otherwise. But, of course, FMA is an action manga, not a Shoujo! So we don't need to expect anything too fluffy. And I wouldn't even want it. FMA is perfect the way it is. I'm happy with the relation Roy and Riza have in the manga and I only ask Arakawa to show more of them, because, by doing so, there WILL be Royai things: it's just bound to happen.

And I guess the crazy shippers of FMA are more concentrated in the anime fandom. :s The manga makes things very clear who likes who (for the smart people, of course)... aside from an occasional ArmstrongXMustang shippers. O.o


Response to Odd, off topic note: Yeah... the japanese had something similar about women's kimonos. The samurai's used their kimonos with the tie in the back and the geishas used them tied in the front, so the men could easily 'untie' them.

ANOTHER odd, off topic note: I was watching that TV show, Chuck, the other day and I couldn't help to notice that Sarah looks a lot like Riza. lol Doesn't she??
RoyxRizaFan
QUOTE(lorasz @ Oct 26 2008, 07:58 PM) *
Somewhere along the line I've become far too attached to the RoyxRiza pairing.

Looking forward to discussing with everyone.


No such thing as too obsessed with RoyAi! (right????) Welcome to the thread, lorasz! Please, stick around!

QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Oct 26 2008, 11:36 PM) *
And for those of us who may or may not have developed a profound liking for other manga and anime *cough*Vampire Knight!*cough* while awaiting the new chapters and anime, there's always something to come back here for, especially lately.


*cough* D. Gray Man *cough* Though I'm liking Vampire Knight a lot, too, because *looks in both directions* KANAME IS HOT! *runs away*

OK, my girly moment is over...moving on...

QUOTE(Causmicfire @ Oct 27 2008, 02:45 AM) *
QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Oct 26 2008, 08:36 PM) *
*throws confetti* Which reminds me-- any themes for Halloween? (Not that I have time to write, it being Midterms week, but I need something to oil the writing gears, as it were.)


Hmmm...themes.

Anyone have some suggestions?

Because I just got back from getting my costume not too long ago, I'll suggest the words lace, tight, and crowd.


If you guys want to do it, maybe I'll be motivated enough to actually write one. halloween, huh? Interesting....

I'M GOING AS RIZA FOR HALLOWEEN!!! Yeah, Im not trick or treating but I have a dance and then a party, and I'll be her for both.

QUOTE(Turdaewen @ Oct 27 2008, 10:51 AM) *
ArmstrongXMustang shippers. O.o


Do not speak of them. It ruins my love for those two characters to even THINK about that...ugh...

Speaking of which I got into an interesting conversation the other day with my sister about why Roy would pwn Olivia as president, even though I know he never could be at this point and that Grumman's probably going to take it for him (if he's good like we're guessing he is). I love Olivia, don't get me wrong, but I don't know if she'd be a good president. One thing I know she wouldn't be good at is dating Roy.
Causmicfire
I thought I'd share the link to a new RoyAi Manifesto (manga based) written by cindybin of lj with everyone here. It written out quite well, with pictures, links, and quotes.

I found it a particularly good read, and it inspired me to get to writing my fic for Halloween. XD I just may get two fics out before then, since the one is almost done already.
Turdaewen
That was really a great manifesto! ^^
jacksparrow589
I didn't have time to read the whole manifesto, but it is inredibly well-thought out and written, if a bit biased. But then again, aren't we all? wink.gif

I actually did get around to writing a short Halloween fic today during school and posting it this evening. It's a quasi-continuation of my Halloween fic from last year, and is titled, "Not Just a Dream". (Don't want to link it. It's not that good, but it wouldn't stop bouncing around in my head-- you know how that goes.)

Now, off to study for midterms!
CodenameElizabeth
There is also a PART TWO:

http://cindybin.livejournal.com/7468.html#cutid1
RoyxRizaFan
Thanks for the links, guys. That was well-written and a good read.

I have a halloween FF in mind, but I'm not sure I have time to write it. Chemistry school's been hectic lately...but I'll try if I can.

Great story BTW, jacksparrow! I love your fan fictions so much LOL

I hope that some people who dont have Chemistry can will write some because I really need a good RoyAi fix and you're all great writers LOL
Saving_Grace
^ Ah, I know that feeling. For the first time in ages I really want to fiddle with my FMA fic which is in the works, but I've got all my exams at the moment. Meh.

Can I bring up a topic for discussion? Roy's womanising.

Is it all really just an act? I've been thinking about it, and while I think a large percentage is just a cover, I also think that he genuinely does date quite a bit.

Any takers?
jacksparrow589
I'll see your bet and raise you fift-- wait, what?

I'm pretty much down with that. I mean, good-looking guy trying to get information-- I'd say that the "cover" story is all good. (As if there were doubts to that one.)

As to "real" dating, I'd say it's a possibility, or was, at any rate. I think not getting killed has taken a bit higher of a priority than that in the manga at the moment.

But sure, why not? The subject of contention for me on this one is whether or not he's dating for fun, or dating romantically, and that's where I stick to the first. What guy, no, what person doesn't like to go out and meet new people/party/have fun in general once and a while? Sure, dating is generally for furthering potential relationships according to some people, but I know people who just like to be social, without neccessarily looking for something more. Nothing wrong with that, right?
FailToImpress
QUOTE(Saving_Grace @ Nov 1 2008, 12:53 PM) *
Can I bring up a topic for discussion? Roy's womanising.

Is it all really just an act? I've been thinking about it, and while I think a large percentage is just a cover, I also think that he genuinely does date quite a bit.

Any takers?


Umm, I agree with you, and I do think it's probably a bit of both...
CodenameElizabeth
QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Nov 1 2008, 01:11 PM) *
As to "real" dating, I'd say it's a possibility, or was, at any rate. I think not getting killed has taken a bit higher of a priority than that in the manga at the moment.


THIS.

I think that 'back when things were simpler' (ie: pre-Ishbal, pre-Hughes' death etc.) Roy probably DID do his fair share of dating. I mean he's handsome, and lets face it. EVERYONE has "urges." But right now, the focus is on other things.

Now I really think a fic is in order.
Roy and Riza find themselves in a situation the night before some HUGE plan goes down to overthrow the military, and they know deep down that there may not be another chance where they can both be 1. alive, 2. alone, and 3. together. So, their defenses break down, and they make things happen, thinking this might be their last night together. (cue pr0nz music: BAW CHIKKA BAWWW WOWWW!!!)

Why do I have the song "Last Night of the World" from the musical Miss Saigon in my head. NOOOO!!!!
(For some background on the song/show, the musical"Miss Saigon" takes place during the Vietnam war, the night before the fall of Saigon, and a US Soldier finds himself alone with a Vietnamese "woman of the night" that he has managed for fall in love with. Knowing all too well that she may be dead come the morning, and he will be shipping back to the US, the two sing about how this is the "Last night of the world" and they need to confess their love tonight since they may not get another chance.)

Also, I was randomly surfing online the other day when this banner for a dating site popped up and I lold hard.
Anyone else get the same impression?

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FailToImpress
QUOTE(CodenameElizabeth @ Nov 1 2008, 05:37 PM) *
Also, I was randomly surfing online the other day when this banner for a dating site popped up and I lold hard.
Anyone else get the same impression?

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An ad for a dating site???
huh.gif laugh.gif

That's pretty amusing. Someone's obviously been reading FMA. cool.gif
hehe.
jacksparrow589
Liz- Nice! Love the banner! It makes me laugh that it was for a dating site. Out of curiousity, which one? (Like, it wasn't a site specifically for people with anime/manga interests, was it?)
Turdaewen
Well, I guess I think the same as everyone else: he might have had dates, but he doesn't seem to have REAL dates lately. May it be because of the situation or because he's too much into Riza. XD
But even if he dated a few woman, that doesn't make him a womanizer. I believe the 'womanizer part' is really just a cover, cause Roy doesn't seem like the man who would woo a woman than trash her just to have fun. He's too much of a gentleman for that.
CodenameElizabeth
QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Nov 1 2008, 04:16 PM) *
Liz- Nice! Love the banner! It makes me laugh that it was for a dating site. Out of curiousity, which one? (Like, it wasn't a site specifically for people with anime/manga interests, was it?)


@Jack, It wasnt specifically for people with fannish type interests... it was called "Dating by Horoscopes" or something.
I got it off of USA Today. I was on there during work, getting my daily fill of the Financial pages (I follow the stock market religiously...) and just happened to see it...
Saving_Grace
Yeah, I meant his love-life before the current manga events. Couldn't you see it though? Half way through some epic battle with Pride, when suddenly Roy looks down at his watch.

"Damn! I have a date with the girl from the Library! Can we finish this another time?"

"Depends. What time were you thinking?"

"Maybe Tuesday, 'round lunch."

"Nah, I can't do Tuesday. I promised Father I'd see a movie with him."

"Uh, how about Monday then?"

"Sounds like a plan. See you then, Buddy!"
jacksparrow589
^And they're still fighting all through this discussion.

Liz- And that's what makes that banner win even more. Now, if only we had the horoscopes for Roy and Riza to back that one up. I know, I know, we'll never get 'em, but it'd be really funny if it worked out like that.
CodenameElizabeth
QUOTE(jacksparrow589 @ Nov 2 2008, 11:36 AM) *
Liz- And that's what makes that banner win even more. Now, if only we had the horoscopes for Roy and Riza to back that one up. I know, I know, we'll never get 'em, but it'd be really funny if it worked out like that.


Apparently some fansite or other once figured out a bunch of FMA characters birthdays. So SOMEHOW SOMEWHERE this COULD be done... I'm sure...
Amethyst Sunset
curious horoscopes for FMA characters sounds extremely interesting. XD Once again, this is Amethyst Sunset, back from the dead. I've got another semester ahead of me, but before that, I managed to finally churn out a fourteenth chapter in my pre-FMA story, You've Got a Long Way to Go.

Now AU thanks to recent chapters in the manga. MAMA MUSTANG! XD
Saving_Grace
QUOTE(Amethyst Sunset @ Nov 4 2008, 12:29 AM) *
curious horoscopes for FMA characters sounds extremely interesting. XD Once again, this is Amethyst Sunset, back from the dead. I've got another semester ahead of me, but before that, I managed to finally churn out a fourteenth chapter in my pre-FMA story, You've Got a Long Way to Go.

Now AU thanks to recent chapters in the manga. MAMA MUSTANG! XD


Damn Madam Christmas...

I'll have to pop that on my to-be-read list (yes, I literally have one).


Am I the only one that thinks the woman looks a little man-ish in that dating site banner? (Yep, that's me. Bringing up the real issues! )

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RoyxRizaFan
This picture amuses me to no end LOL

http://kinpatsuyasha.deviantart.com/art/FM...orning-20028658

I guess the new chapter will be out in a week or so. I try not to get my hopes up since we haven't had RoyAi in ages. If they can just get a few lines, I'll be content...*sighs* I want to know what they're planning to do with Mrs. Bradley. Are they just trying to take her out of harm's way, or is Riza somehow going to use what she found out from Bradley (that he chose to marry her) against him? Ah, who knows...



Turdaewen
It's completely a mystery for now... I really would like at least a direct conversation between the two in the upcoming chapter. sad.gif

I was thinking about that Roy-womanizer thing these past few days and another doubt popped into my head.
I mean, we all know most his dates were information collecting and he might as well have real dates, but... even in the early chapters we NEVER get to see him actually going out with a girl. He usually talks about it, though. I remembered a part where they were talking about codes alchemist used to hide their researches and Breda thought Mustang was talking about 'another date'. (like here.)
My point is: those times when he said something about a woman, was he REALLY talking about someone, or was he using his 'alchemist code'?
jacksparrow589
RoyxRizaFan- Love the picture! I've seen it in many a slideshow, but it never loses that certain something it has.

I haven't seen 89, but I've read the translation. Now, I really want to see it.
Causmicfire
Yes, everyone, go read chapter 89. Roy and Riza are present!

I think Rebecca's only bagging on Roy because she knows Riza likes him.
FailToImpress
^ ohmy.gif Forgot that the chapter is out, thanks for reminding me!
Causmicfire
Late (sort of) Halloween fic, anyone?

From Yesterday-Getting ready for the night's events led to one mishap they hadn't foreseen. Spoilers for Ishval Arc. Got kind of off the Halloween topic, and on to the thought of RoyAi babies, not so much babies anymore in the fic.

If I Die-Spoilers for up to chapter 50. An in between the scenes of chapters 49 and 50. Riza had been expecting him to lecture her again, but not so soon, and not in this kind of situation. Picks up where Gluttony is after Roy.
AndroidLust
QUOTE
From Yesterday-Getting ready for the night's events led to one mishap they hadn't foreseen. Spoilers for Ishval Arc. Got kind of off the Halloween topic, and on to the thought of RoyAi babies, not so much babies anymore in the fic

30 seconds to mars? wink.gif



GOOD CHAPTER
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! her appearance made me so happy! biggrin.gif
and havoc made me even happier! although he has like a hipster beard now. :[[[
and i love rebecca. happy.gif
and of course our fave pair. biggrin.gif


also, denny has over 9000 siblings.
Causmicfire
QUOTE (AndroidLust @ Nov 12 2008, 07:24 PM) *
QUOTE
From Yesterday-Getting ready for the night's events led to one mishap they hadn't foreseen. Spoilers for Ishval Arc. Got kind of off the Halloween topic, and on to the thought of RoyAi babies, not so much babies anymore in the fic

30 seconds to mars? wink.gif




lol, I didn't even connect the prompt with 30 Seconds to Mars, but the song kind of works for it. It's a very Roy-ish song.

QUOTE
GOOD CHAPTER
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! her appearance made me so happy! biggrin.gif
and havoc made me even happier! although he has like a hipster beard now. :[[[
and i love rebecca. happy.gif
and of course our fave pair. biggrin.gif


also, denny has over 9000 siblings.


Yes, but where are his parents? sad.gif

Saving_Grace
I thought his mum was in the kitchen?

Hmm...

God, I loved that chapter.
Causmicfire
She called him, Bro.
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