QUOTE (paca @ Apr 24 2009, 06:55 PM)
But about all the injured matter...isn't that the part of the shoulder/back where the tattoo is burnt??????
HOLY SCHNAP, I DID NOT THINK OF THAT.
I thought, yeah, the tattoo is there, but if he slashed her on the burn...wouldn't it crack and peel and bleed like dry, cracked lips? I have no idea. I'll have to look back and see if she's started bleeding toward the back of her shoulder...
I like what someone said about Papa Hawkeye attempting human transmutation. From that, I'm theorizing:
1) Like what someone said before, Mama Hawkeye died from disease or something
2) Papa Hawkeye attempted human transmutation and got the same resulting 'toll' taken as Izumi
a) however - how could he possibly only get organs taken away for attempting to create a full grown woman? Unless he had someone(s) to help him and they got taken entirely while he suffered a minor toll?
3) The family found out or became suspicious of him for Mama Hawkeye's death (maybe even about the transmutation), and estranged Papa and Riza from the family
4)....now, from looking at this, I don't find anything specifically hinting any dark secrets except for a couple things:
"My research has been perfected a long time ago. It is the strongest kind of alchemy. And, depending on how it is used, it can also be the most deadly
That, there, in bold, can refer to how the nearly unlimited power of flame alchemy can tear a person apart and cause them to lose their humanity and sanity. Foreshadowing to 94 and possibly 95? And I became satisfied
. Alchemists are beings who, as long as they live, cannot go on without seeking the truth
. When they stop their thinking, the alchemist would die. That is why I am a human who died a long time ago.
Seeking the TRUTH, eh? My guess is that if he did commit human transmutation, he saw the truth and was able to finish his research to perfection, and he was satisfied. Maybe he felt he lost his humanity after that he said that bit about being long dead. Power...*cough*....so you want power, Roy...?
I think in this context, he might thought it ironic that the thing that cost Papa everything is the very thing Roy wanted the most, if we're still thinking human transmutation.
The sudden death involving coughing up blood is what makes me lean toward this theory the most, that and the fact that Arakawa is definitely not done with Papa Hawkeye. She wouldn't let the story end and we not know WHY and HOW he died.
And then we know the rest. He tells Roy Riza has his secrets, repents to her for his lack of attention he gave her, and his final wish, he begs Roy in tears, is for him to watch over Riza.
5) Also, I noticed that the way Papa speaks of the military is much like the thinking of Izumi Curtis, who as we all know also attempted human transmutation. Maybe all alchemists are like that, who knows, but I just thought I'd mention it.
Sorry about this huge post. Once someone brings up a good theory, I love to poke around and pull stuff from other chapters to look at its authenticy. (SPELLING FAIL) XD