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hand-made-city
QUOTE (Tombow @ Jun 23 2009, 05:27 PM) *
Umm... no. Roy picked up Riza's signal when Riza TAPPED the coffee mag TWICE. That was the sign that the code was coming, and at the end of "code talk" Riza taps the mag again (only ONCE this time,) and that was the signal that that was the end of code. That was clearly indicated in the use of SFX in the scene. There was NO change in Riza's posture, etc. there, and my guess is almost the other way, and I think Riza was trying to keep everything (her posture, voice tone etc.,) as SAME/UNCHANGED as possible when starts talking in code (that's my guess, reading that scene) because Riza was trying to AVOID being detected by Pride in the shadow. smile.gif


Wow, thanks! I never picked up on that! I usually ignore sound effects... ^^; I noticed that Roy seems to be tapping his pen immediately after Riza taps the cup. It looked like it happened both when she starts and when she finishes... is Roy signaling that he understands that they're speaking in code now?
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (hand-made-city @ Jun 23 2009, 02:55 PM) *
I noticed that Roy seems to be tapping his pen immediately after Riza taps the cup. It looked like it happened both when she starts and when she finishes... is Roy signaling that he understands that they're speaking in code now?


I'd guess that's probably what it means, but not too sure.

If it were me though, I have a habit of tapping my pencil/pen against my pad just before writing anything down. I'd probably be speaking in 'code' without even knowing it. tongue.gif
Tombow
QUOTE (sidekick.kep37 @ Jun 23 2009, 05:52 PM) *
well I'm not gonna lie. I probably would've never noticed the SFX in that page mainly because I can't read that stuff.
QUOTE (hand-made-city @ Jun 23 2009, 05:55 PM) *
...I never picked up on that! I usually ignore sound effects... ^^;

@sidekick.kep37 and hand-made-city - In FMA manga, SFXs tell HUGE part of what's going on on the scenes, as Arakawa-sensei seems to rely lots of story-telling on SFXs in the scenes. Hence, to me, the sign of a good scanlator that RESPECTS Arakawa's work is if the scanaltion pays good attentions to SFXs in FMA chapters. At MINIMUM, try to find the FMA scanaltion that has all the SFXs (though I've seen translations with often very wrong interpretations of these SFXs as well. sad.gif )


QUOTE (hand-made-city @ Jun 23 2009, 05:55 PM) *
I noticed that Roy seems to be tapping his pen immediately after Riza taps the cup. It looked like it happened both when she starts and when she finishes... is Roy signaling that he understands that they're speaking in code now?

@hand-made-city - It could be, but, the kind of noise described there was not the kind that makes huge noise, so I would say, reading these SFX, I think those were just sounds indicating that Roy started writing and Roy ended writing, and that itself would have sent signals to Riza that Roy has "gotten the message," IMO.
hand-made-city
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 23 2009, 06:05 PM) *
If it were me though, I have a habit of tapping my pencil/pen against my pad just before writing anything down. I'd probably be speaking in 'code' without even knowing it. tongue.gif


Hahaha! And if Riza were there, she'd interpret that you were saying something horrible, like the whole place was about to be bombed or something! XD

I tap my pens all the time too! Mainly my tablet pen. It's the only one I've been using lately!
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (hand-made-city @ Jun 23 2009, 03:08 PM) *
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 23 2009, 06:05 PM) *
If it were me though, I have a habit of tapping my pencil/pen against my pad just before writing anything down. I'd probably be speaking in 'code' without even knowing it. tongue.gif


Hahaha! And if Riza were there, she'd interpret that you were saying something horrible, like the whole place was about to be bombed or something! XD


...Or I'd be making a pass at her... either way, I'd be in trouble. tongue.gif
sidekick.kep37
QUOTE (Tombow @ Jun 23 2009, 04:08 PM) *
@sidekick.kep37 and hand-made-city - In FMA manga, SFXs tell HUGE part of what's going on on the scenes, as Arakawa-sensei seems to rely lots of story-telling on SFXs in the scenes. Hence, to me, the sign of a good scanlator that RESPECTS Arakawa's work is if the scanaltion pays good attentions to SFXs in FMA chapters. At MINIMUM, try to find the FMA scanaltion that has all the SFXs (though I've seen translations with often very wrong interpretations of these SFXs as well. sad.gif )


Thanks for the advice, Tombow, but does anyone know where I can find such good scanlations?

@ Kale and Hand-made-city I lol at the thought of Hawkeye being signalled that a bomb was in the building. roflmao
Aribelle
QUOTE (sidekick.kep37 @ Jun 23 2009, 03:41 PM) *
Thanks for the advice, Tombow, but does anyone know where I can find such good scanlations?

@ Kale and Hand-made-city I lol at the thought of Hawkeye being signalled that a bomb was in the building. roflmao


Mangahelpers is a good place to start, although I think that to get the full effect as Tombow is describing the best thing to do would be to read the official volumes. You can probably check them out at the library for free biggrin.gif

I wonder if Roy and Riza had a meeting to make up their tap-tap codes laugh.gif that would be so cool to see.
jacksparrow589
To those who shared pics of FMA merchandise: Want. NOW. *is incapable of complete sentences in light of the discovery of such awesomeness*

Now for the SFX: I remember reading that chapter and knowing that the tapping of the mug was important only because I'd read the spoiler summary first. My parents think it's funny that all the words are included, but it makes sense to me!
sidekick.kep37
QUOTE (Aribelle @ Jun 23 2009, 05:30 PM) *
Mangahelpers is a good place to start, although I think that to get the full effect as Tombow is describing the best thing to do would be to read the official volumes. You can probably check them out at the library for free biggrin.gif

I wonder if Roy and Riza had a meeting to make up their tap-tap codes laugh.gif that would be so cool to see.


kk, mangahelpers, I'll check that place out. As for the official volujes, I have all of what VIZ already threw out... and sadly, that's not enough for me (I'm such a greedy little sidekick... wow you don't hear that everyday); but I'll make do. Aribelle, you and Tombow are extremely awesome people. XD
DistantBlue
I LOVE THE MERCHANDISE. ♥

My favorites are the keychains of Hawkeye, Roy, and Hughes, the Mustang figurines and2-6 of the colored posters. biggrin.gif

*pulls out flashdrive and gleefully saves all of them*

I think the pictures are too small to blow up. They would be pretty blurry photos.
Hakoyanagi
Man, pretty interesting discussions here on Roy and Riza's code and all that. I liked that code particularly because it was an example of another little thing shared and understood by the two of them only. And I feel smart now, for having noticed the tapping thing right away!

@Kale Mustang: XD somehow I think making a pass at Riza would be more dangerous than multiple bombs.

Aribelle
QUOTE (DistantBlue @ Jun 23 2009, 06:33 PM) *
I LOVE THE MERCHANDISE. ♥

My favorites are the keychains of Hawkeye, Roy, and Hughes, the Mustang figurines and2-6 of the colored posters. biggrin.gif

*pulls out flashdrive and gleefully saves all of them*

I think the pictures are too small to blow up. They would be pretty blurry photos.

sad.gif curse the small-ness! I'm hoping someone somewhere will post big pics and they will float around teh interwebz and eventually get to us biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Hakoyanagi @ Jun 23 2009, 06:52 PM) *
I liked that code particularly because it was an example of another little thing shared and understood by the two of them only.

I completely agree! It just highlights how important they are to one another wub.gif
FMAobsessed
This is cool to read about the code that Roy and Riza. I too need to pay more attention to the SFX in the manga chapters. I feel like you miss a lot if you do.

I loved their code and them eating together in the cafeteria was cute. Too bad there was something more serious going on. And wasn't that the last chapter with a Royai moment, before we had like a year without a Royai moment? It was like mmhmm... I wonder if Roy is still in the bathroom. Maybe he got locked in the stall. And that is why we haven't seen him in a while.
sidekick.kep37
QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ Jun 23 2009, 09:27 PM) *
I loved their code and them eating together in the cafeteria was cute. Too bad there was something more serious going on. And wasn't that the last chapter with a Royai moment, before we had like a year without a Royai moment? It was like mmhmm... I wonder if Roy is still in the bathroom. Maybe he got locked in the stall. And that is why we haven't seen him in a while.


Oh damn, really? I wasn't around then, but I could go check on the 12 chapters following that scene. By the way, your situation there ^ really made me lol hard. I just wanted to say that. XD happy.gif lol, pointless post made here... okay, sorry, I'm still roflmao-ing at Roy being locked in a stall.
hand-made-city
QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ Jun 23 2009, 11:27 PM) *
This is cool to read about the code that Roy and Riza. I too need to pay more attention to the SFX in the manga chapters. I feel like you miss a lot if you do.

I loved their code and them eating together in the cafeteria was cute. Too bad there was something more serious going on. And wasn't that the last chapter with a Royai moment, before we had like a year without a Royai moment? It was like mmhmm... I wonder if Roy is still in the bathroom. Maybe he got locked in the stall. And that is why we haven't seen him in a while.


HAHAH!!! Roy getting locked in the bathroom stall cracked me up! I noticed that he disappeared for a while when I was doing some re-reading. I read the chapter.... and then I wondered when the next time he showed up was so I skipped ahead, and it was quite a few chapters later! I was surprised! Didn't realize how much had happened between that scene and the time he went to headquarters and confronted Bradley.
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ Jun 23 2009, 08:27 PM) *
And wasn't that the last chapter with a Royai moment, before we had like a year without a Royai moment? It was like mmhmm... I wonder if Roy is still in the bathroom. Maybe he got locked in the stall. And that is why we haven't seen him in a while.


If he wasn't locked in the bathroom, maybe he went back to the library, surrounded himself with books and went to sleep...

Another option was probably...he's asleep under his desk... tongue.gif
amestris_star
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 24 2009, 09:41 AM) *
Another option was probably...he's asleep under his desk... tongue.gif


Why wouldn't I be surprised... yet, are you sure he'd be asleep? >D
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (amestris_star @ Jun 24 2009, 10:22 AM) *
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 24 2009, 09:41 AM) *
Another option was probably...he's asleep under his desk... tongue.gif


Why wouldn't I be surprised... yet, are you sure he'd be asleep? >D


You're right... he could've been reading alchemy notes under there too... wink.gif
RoyxRizaFan
Those were some of the scariest months of my life. Like, ten months with neither of them. Then there was that one scene with Riza and Bradley, and I had to live off of that for another few months...*shudders away from memory*

Everyone who wasn't caught up during that time is beyond lucky. That bathroom theory lightens the feelings of misery that come with the memory, though laugh.gif
amestris_star
QUOTE (RoyxRizaFan @ Jun 24 2009, 10:08 PM) *
Those were some of the scariest months of my life. Like, ten months with neither of them. Then there was that one scene with Riza and Bradley, and I had to live off of that for another few months...*shudders away from memory*

Everyone who wasn't caught up during that time is beyond lucky. That bathroom theory lightens the feelings of misery that come with the memory, though laugh.gif


You weren't alone believe me, I was going to die myself. Each month that came... new chapter... no Roy and Riza. I was starting to groan in pain each time I used to see a new chapter.

Scary experience indeed. Hopefully they'll be here in the next chapter. At least for a short while... I don't want flashbacks of that experience, once was enough.
AndroidLust
I`ve been keeping tabs on the upcoming Wii FMA game sit and they`ve added some clips featuring Roy and Riza. They look really, erm...interesting? (Riza seems to keep getting annoyed at Roy tongue.gif) I hope this game has some fun Royai. :3
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/haganefa/ It`s in the Systems section, if anyone`s interested.

also, those cards/pictures, BOY do I hope someone uploads them on the internet...I`d love to see bigger versions.
jacksparrow589
^Oooh! Pretty! Can't read a word of it (well, other than the ones in English), but it looks like fun! I love the little thing where Riza's pretty much doing a face/palm. It's probably just the curse of videogame graphics, but Riza looks a bit odd--it's in the eyes.

Ten months without Roy and Riza? I think school addled my brain. I remember mild disappointment, but other than that, I didn't really notice. *sighs* And I call myself a Royai fan. I'll make up for it by writing fanfic!
hand-made-city
Wow, I can't imagine waiting that long for Roy and Riza to show up between chapters.... good thing I started reading late, to spare me the torture!

I liked the animations on the game website! Looks like an interesting game, though I don't know what the story is supposed to be... or who the two new characters are. Thanks AndroidLust for pointing out that the animations had been added though! Last time I checked the site they weren't up!
Forgiven
QUOTE (AndroidLust @ Jun 24 2009, 05:50 PM) *
I`ve been keeping tabs on the upcoming Wii FMA game sit and they`ve added some clips featuring Roy and Riza. They look really, erm...interesting? (Riza seems to keep getting annoyed at Roy tongue.gif) I hope this game has some fun Royai. :3
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/haganefa/ It`s in the Systems section, if anyone`s interested.

also, those cards/pictures, BOY do I hope someone uploads them on the internet...I`d love to see bigger versions.


I can see how someone could mistake that game as an actual episode. Very good graphics. Do you know when the English version will come out?


@Hand-made-city, I started reading the Manga late to. Like around when chapter 90 came out, I started reading it. So when people start talking about that 10 month gap when Roy and Riza JUST WASN'T THERE, I'm glad I didn't read it from the beginning. Although, I probably wouldn't have even noticed.
FMAobsessed
I can't seem to view the clips of the new video game on my computer. Darn that makes me disappointed.

I don't think we wil have another 10 month absence of Roy and Riza. At least I hope not. I think that Arakawa should do an omake of what goes on behind the scenes with the fullmetal characters. These omake could explain what different characters did while they were absent for months at a time. i.e. Roy sleeping under his desk, or locked in a bathroom.

Also sorry to go off topic but is Arakawa a typical last name in Japanese? Just because I found out that I have a Japanese friends and his last name is Arakawa.
Tombow
Ah, that 10 month period was yikes...
LOL on the image of Roy being stuck in the bathroom. XD Why didn't I think of that during that 10 months. >.<

OT:
QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ Jun 24 2009, 11:17 PM) *
Also sorry to go off topic but is Arakawa a typical last name in Japanese? Just because I found out that I have a Japanese friends and his last name is Arakawa.

It's a fairly common name. smile.gif
FMAobsessed
Thank you for answering my question Tombow! smile.gif
Hakoyanagi
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 24 2009, 01:24 PM) *
QUOTE (amestris_star @ Jun 24 2009, 10:22 AM) *
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 24 2009, 09:41 AM) *
Another option was probably...he's asleep under his desk... tongue.gif

Why wouldn't I be surprised... yet, are you sure he'd be asleep? >D

You're right... he could've been reading alchemy notes under there too... wink.gif

"Reading alchemy notes..." is that what they're calling it these days? XD

And wow, I can't imagine what ten months of no Royai would be like. I only started reading FMA about seven months ago, so I wouldn't know. I don't think Roy and Riza will be neglected much; if anything, they'll come back to their group but focus mainly on Ed and Scar, who haven't really done much lately. In my opinion, chapters 94 and 95 were pretty much ALL Roy and Riza's.
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (Hakoyanagi @ Jun 25 2009, 07:10 AM) *
"Reading alchemy notes..." is that what they're calling it these days? XD

Well, I never said that the notes would be on paper... wink.gif
amestris_star
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ Jun 25 2009, 06:06 PM) *
QUOTE (Hakoyanagi @ Jun 25 2009, 07:10 AM) *
"Reading alchemy notes..." is that what they're calling it these days? XD

Well, I never said that the notes would be on paper... wink.gif


I think a certain someone here is referring to a certain someone's back...
And that desk is certainly a Royai witness ;D
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (amestris_star @ Jun 25 2009, 09:31 AM) *
I think a certain someone here is referring to a certain someone's back...
And that desk is certainly a Royai witness ;D


I may be referring to that specific fact... After all, it's a very significant alchemy note...
DistantBlue
LOL OFFTOPIC.

I bet this was evident to you all a long time ago, and probably had discussions about it that I missed, but I FINALLY figured out how Riza knew Envy!Roy wasn't the real Roy in chapter 95. I was just reading the chapter and it hit me like a sledgehammer. XD

About FMA-B - A lot of people had complaints about Riza's face. At times, the eyes really did seem huges, but overall I like how her eyes. I hated the way her eyes were in the first anime though. And in this one her face is a lot more expressive, I think.

We are getting new material in Ep. 15, right? Coming up soon! And not long after that is the Maria Ross 'murder' and Roy vs Lust/ Cant wait!
KidAkabane
Yes, the lust fight! I can't wait, it'll be awesome! And Ross' great escape, Dr. Knox, the Xing gang...man I really REALLY gotta catch up on brotherhood. tongue.gif
jacksparrow589
Kale--Yeah, yeah, we all know what's going through your head, and it's definitely not just alchemy notes... wink.gif

I almost want to see more fanfics of this, but it can be overdone (or done poorly) so easily. Which is why I don't write them to begin with. I don't trust myself quite that much.

DistantBlue--I think a lot of the faces are more expressive this time around. And that's how they're supposed to be. I mean, there are going to be times where people are going to try to hide their emotions, so that'll look a bit funky, but on the whole, I think we'll see more expression. But getting back to Riza, it'll be interesting to see her go through basically the whole range of negative emotions during Roy vs. Lust.
Aribelle
I'm just looking forward to Riza having more expressions/emotions in general...IMO she was pretty much a robot in the first anime, and so I'm really anxious to get to the parts where she takes a more central role.
spectator
I can't wait to see the episode which Riza encounters Barry the Chopper.

I remember Barry's line as he falls in love with Riza --- "I like strong woman." laugh.gif

And Roy expression....
sidekick.kep37
I'm sooooo looking forward to Roy's expression there, spectator. I'm going to plan out how I'm going to laugh, too. Yes, yes I am.

About anime1, Riza's eyes always made me so p.o'd. I claw at the t.v. because they were so... weird and huge at times. I didn't so much as mind about Riza being a robot in the first series, but I know that I am looking for her being more involved in the storyline, having a say in whatever goes on, and not just in the line of Mustang's shadow.
spectator
@sidekick.kep37: I'm with you on this one

speaking of that scene, I notice that Riza actually armed herself to the teeth, wherever she is. At the same time, she conceals her weapons very well. You could sometimes watch her pops out a gun or a pistol out of no where. Whenever she did that, I always went ohmy.gif
Miss MP
[sidles in].


Well, after joining this forum, I guess I've immediately sniffed out a place I'm likely to hang around often. Obviously, Roy and Riza are one of my favorite couples; though they are one of my favorite pairings in the manga niche overall. I don't believe the anime does them justice [nor do I think anime does many things justice . . .], but I love watching the series' all the same. Regardless, they are portrayed incredibly well and functional, alluding to them being a couple if they weren't obvious enough already [haha] in a setting that forces them to be so incredibly professional and stiff. They really do shine and many other characters see this for themselves.

All in all, I'm sort of hoping for a happy ending for them; they deserve it. =)

Aribelle
QUOTE (Miss MP @ Jun 25 2009, 11:26 PM) *
All in all, I'm sort of hoping for a happy ending for them; they deserve it. =)

First, hello and welcome biggrin.gif glad to have you with us!

Second...of course I would love to see a happy Royai ending, and I definitely believe they deserve one, but I kind of want to play devil's advocate/bring up something that's been nagging at me for a while now (manga spoilers from here on)...

Something that I, as I'm sure many others, have noticed is that Roy and Riza seem to feel a fair amount of guilt for what happened in Ishval, and I get the impression that they really don't want to let themselves be happy and give in to "temptation" so to speak in terms of allowing themselves to have/experience the things that they want for themselves (Riza's conversation with Ed at the beginning of 62 especially highlights this). Everything they're working towards is for the greater good, and Roy and Riza are so focused on making that happen and keeping each other on that track.

My question is: even if they get everything they want, Roy becomes Fuhrer, they make the country a democracy, etc, would they allow themselves to be together? Would they view it as an "indulgence"/some sort of happiness they don't deserve? I just don't know if I buy them being able to accept a nice life together with that guilt still looming over their heads, know what I mean? Almost like they're punishing themselves. But then on the other hand, Roy and Riza are so much each other's support system, and so I could equally see them getting together because they just can't function without one another.

I guess it comes down to which of the emotions is stronger...the guilt or the need to be together. (And I just have to say that I have so much fun playing around with this conflict...I absolutely love all of the emotions that come with it - it really resonates with me for whatever reason).

SO what do you think?? Sorry for the intensely long post that may or may not make sense to me when I re-read it tomorrow (it's late and I'm tired tongue.gif). But yeah lol. Food for thought.
hand-made-city
Nah, it makes sense. I've wondered myself if they'd allow themselves to show their feelings for each other, or if they'd continue on as commanding officer and his aide, simply to keep things consistent and because of their past. Perhaps they're afraid of fully realizing their feelings and still feel a heavy sense of guilt over what happened in Ishbal. Those events tied the two together, considering Riza provided Roy with the means to destroy.

However, I think it would be overly sappy if they kept apart simply because of the guilt they feel and the fact that they don't believe they deserve happiness. They wouldn't be fighting nearly as hard as they are now if they thought they didn't deserve some good in the world..
angelstar2408
I agree.... happy.gif

I mean if Roy becomes fuhrer and everybody gets they're happy ending they shouldn't feel guilty about Ishval because they we're already able to pay for the stuff they did before.

They shouldn't be too hard on themselves... wink.gif
jacksparrow589
Miss MP--Hello and welcome!

I agree with you all on wanting a happy ending, but I don't think it's going to be totally rainbows, sunshine, butterflies, ponies... you get the picture. (Not that anyone was really saying that to begin with, anyway, but I digress.) Don't get me wrong--I think they definitely have the potential to turn out happily, but there's always going to be Ishbal, no matter how much they do. Survivor's guilt and all that. Still... they deserve to be happy. I guess we'll see!
amestris_star
QUOTE (jacksparrow589 @ Jun 26 2009, 07:01 PM) *
Miss MP--Hello and welcome!

I agree with you all on wanting a happy ending, but I don't think it's going to be totally rainbows, sunshine, butterflies, ponies... you get the picture. (Not that anyone was really saying that to begin with, anyway, but I digress.) Don't get me wrong--I think they definitely have the potential to turn out happily, but there's always going to be Ishbal, no matter how much they do. Survivor's guilt and all that. Still... they deserve to be happy. I guess we'll see!


Well, if Hiromu wanted to kill one of them, she has had a multitude of times to do so at this point in time, post Ishval I mean... when Roy fought against Lust and he really was going to die together with Jean, Riza against Gluttony could have gotten pretty bad if he hadn't arrived in time, Roy vs. Envy... we all know what happened, and other instances I'm not recalling right now. Many close calls that could have made Arakawa do something, but she didn't - she has something in mind and I think it should be positive overall for our sweethearts.
Plus, remember the 520-Cenz promise you guys wink.gif Ed would never let them die.

@Miss MP: Welcome from me too ^^
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (amestris_star @ Jun 26 2009, 10:17 AM) *
Plus, remember the 520-Cenz promise you guys wink.gif Ed would never let them die.


@Miss MP: Welcome and enjoy your stay.

And like Hughes before him, Ed wouldn't let them die as he wants to see if Roy's 'na´ve idealism' can truly change the country for the better.
sidekick.kep37
Hey there, Miss MP!

Well, I want to say both of them will hopefully have their happy ending- storyline-wise, anyway. And I truly hope they do. But between the two of them, who's to say anything? I know I want them to end up together, but something like a wedding or something sudden to that extent might actually make me go and wrinkle my brow, because, I dunno, I'm not use to this "style" (if you get what I'm trying to say). I've grown accustomed to Arakawa's way of approaching things in the manga and a sudden "I love you" will cause two things out of me:

1)Complete disbelief- in a good way cuz I'd be like "Holy Swear Word! OMGOMGOMG! S/He finally said it!"
2)Complete disbelief- in an awkward way becase I'd be like "This has never happened to me before in any anime/manga I've read; something weird must be going on."

Eh, I dunno. I think too much on these kind of circumstances. I continously contradict myself, so ignore me and my train of thought as it decides to stray into a forest without a trail. wacko.gif I don't think this even made any sense...
tasogare-san
I saw a comic that Hakoyanagi had put up on the... 10th? I think?
I loved it!!
It's such a cute comic, though, Hako! Reminds me of mt friend Eve's style. biggrin.gif

OT:
I was on here for the first 2 days of the Royai festival... Then my computer went on the fritz after my brother unplugged our external hard drive. I've been reading through all posts since then to catch up... 3 more pages to go!

Sorry if this this is extremely random but ^^"
I'm on my PSP right now and everything is absurdly difficult to do... PLEASE FORGIVE ME! That and I have no clue what I'm talking about today... Still getting over being sick for the past week with god-knows-what.

EDIT: For some reason it keeps saying "curious" even though I typed random, not "curious". Is this some freak word filter? Every time I tried to fix it, it would say CURIOUS again.

<Yes, it is the board's word filter doing that. ^^ ~ Board Staff>
Miss MP
QUOTE (jacksparrow589 @ Jun 26 2009, 11:01 AM) *
Miss MP--Hello and welcome!

I agree with you all on wanting a happy ending, but I don't think it's going to be totally rainbows, sunshine, butterflies, ponies... you get the picture. (Not that anyone was really saying that to begin with, anyway, but I digress.) Don't get me wrong--I think they definitely have the potential to turn out happily, but there's always going to be Ishbal, no matter how much they do. Survivor's guilt and all that. Still... they deserve to be happy. I guess we'll see!

Hm, a better word to replace "happy" would most likely be "closure" that very subtly canon; something not terribly open-ended as for anyone to really worry about whether or not they were together. And I agree with you that there will be none of the sugarcoating rainbows, especially due to the fact that their relationship has never stressed that sort of innocent element, which is likely one of the reasons I'm so attracted to it in the first place.

QUOTE (sidekick.kep37 @ Jun 26 2009, 01:28 PM) *
Hey there, Miss MP!

Well, I want to say both of them will hopefully have their happy ending- storyline-wise, anyway. And I truly hope they do. But between the two of them, who's to say anything? I know I want them to end up together, but something like a wedding or something sudden to that extent might actually make me go and wrinkle my brow, because, I dunno, I'm not use to this "style" (if you get what I'm trying to say). I've grown accustomed to Arakawa's way of approaching things in the manga and a sudden "I love you" will cause two things out of me:

1)Complete disbelief- in a good way cuz I'd be like "Holy Swear Word! OMGOMGOMG! S/He finally said it!"
2)Complete disbelief- in an awkward way becase I'd be like "This has never happened to me before in any anime/manga I've read; something weird must be going on."

Eh, I dunno. I think too much on these kind of circumstances. I continously contradict myself, so ignore me and my train of thought as it decides to stray into a forest without a trail. wacko.gif I don't think this even made any sense...

A wedding does seem like overkill, as does the direct approach of an "I love you", due in part, again, to the fact that "I love you" strikes me as a young, innocent closure to a relationship that deals much more with mature guilt and more adult themes than anything else.

Edit: And thank you for the welcomes, everyone. =)
rinoaebastel
I think that there will be something but in a hidden way, you know, nothing explicit like some flash announcement of i love yous in the door of the central HQ xD

Well i hope that because i want my happy royai dosis
PS: welcome Miss MP ^^
Miss MP
Judging by the way people react to the relationship / bond of Roy and Riza in the manga, I would say it would the indication of others that would tip the audience off. For example, Ed seeing one of them and assuming the other should be around, or isn't far behind. Hughes' wife joke, and the "marrying my daughter" line [ironically following it up with "jumping the GUN"]. Other characters that are around Roy and Riza often are used to them "arguing", or having their little tiffs about whatever.
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