Fullmetal Alchemist cover
The main characters Edward and Alphonse Elric


Background Information

Fullmetal Alchemist (often misspelled as Full Metal and called FMA for short) is a completed shonen manga series with 27 volumes created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward's right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that gives Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called "automail" and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist.
Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone, but their country's murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again... or take away their humanity.

There are two anime series. The first one, made in 2003, deviated from the manga quite early and has a tie-in movie.

FMA is notable for being one of the best shonen series in recent times.


Standing in the Battledome

As a verse, FMA is stronger than the likes of Rurouni Kenshin and Soul Eater and they would even make for a worthy adversary for Hunter x Hunter.

FMA has recently seen a good amount upgrades that have boosted their characters into the to town level to island level+ range.

Hypersonic FMA is also now a thing.

Notable hax would include transmutation from several characters, the Homunculus' regeneration, Father's deconstruction and soul manipulation.

The series also has an all-powerful being known as Truth that all characters derive their alchemy from.


OBD Profiles


Character Profiles


Elric Family and affiliates


Alphonse Elric Edward Elric Izumi Curtis Van Hoenhiem


State Military


Alex Armstrong Oliver Armstrong Riza Hawkeye Roy Mustang Solf J. Kimblee




Envy Father Gluttony Greed Lust Pride
Sloth Wrath        






Xing Empire


Ling Yao May Chang






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