※ This Coupling Column is written under the author’s preference. We know all the Couplings in the world have full of freedom and love, and anybody has his/her own preference.
※ Please note that this article includes some spoilers up until before the final episode
Hello everyone! For today’s Coupling Column, I’ll feature a little nostalgic title! It’s Saori from Otaku Republic!
So you guys, which title would you say if I say the title which beautifully ended until the final episode, after the foreshadowing came together? The title I’ll feature today is guess what? It’s the title which beautifully ended until the final episode, after the foreshadowing came together!!
Coupling Column Vol.23
The relationship of the two: The Alchemists, who swore that they would change their country both from inside and from the outside
Who is Roy Mustang?
He is the Military Colonel and the Alchemist, called the ‘Flame Alchemist’. He is a man running after women, sociable, always smiling while working.
However, he has his doubts about how the top-ranking military officials govern their country. He is actually ambitious, targeting the position of the president, planning to change their country from inside.
However, he never abandons his subordinates, who has the strong will, just like him, so they have ‘trust’ in him.
He wears the gloves, made out of a special material, which enables him to create the flame and the explosion wherever he wants to, by snapping his fingers.
His weakness is that he becomes extremely weak when he has the situations, where he cannot create the flame such as the gloves tears apart, they get wet ,etc…
The gap of him being strongest and weakest is big. That’s one of his attractions.
How about Edward Elric?
He is a boy Alchemist, called the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’, which is also the title of this story.
When he tried to have his dead mother revived, he used the ‘human alchemy’, which ended up having ‘taken away’ his right arm and his younger brother’s flesh.
Knowing he actually committed the taboo, he started going on a trip to find the ‘elixir’ so that he can take his brother (then only the soul)’s flesh back.
He gets mad if anyone makes fun of him being short.
While he has a short temper, being insensitive, he really cares about his young brother. He is such a hard working person, very kind, which makes him encourage others, treating them strictly.
He will be involved with the secret of the ‘elixir’ and speculation of the top ranking military officials, who governs the country, through the journey.
These two are the super important people in the story, Fullmetal Alchemist, getting to know their enemies by Roy investigating the incidents occurred in the military and by Edward investigating ones inside of the country.
Also, Roy met Edward for the first time, when Edward committed the taboo (human alchemy). Since then, every time they see each other, Roy makes fun of Edward but he is actually worried about Edward who is in such a tough situation.
By the way, they have actually fought against each other! As a result, Roy won, who was able to create the perfect explosion because it was a sunny day! (Since it was an extra manga-taste edition, the result might differ if they fight again… maybe?)
They are a good partner since they have the common purpose but they actually face the conspiracy created by the nation, trusting with each other!
In the original, they often appear together too but I really don’t have the particular episode I would recommend… (If anything, I would say the past version, where Roy shows his kindness?)
If you want to check this story, I would recommend watching the second animated version!
The relationship of the two: A boss and his subordinate with the same will and the strong bond
Who is Riza Hawkeye?
She is a sharpshooter and Roy Mustang’s subordinate, or more like the best partner.
Riza’s father is the Alchemist’s master, who teaches Roy Mustang so they know each other before she entered the military.
She is calm and never shows her emotions, while she is super kind in her private life, smiling, giving Edward good advice, taking care of lost puppy (she named it Hayate). (She trains Hayate very strictly, though)
They show a great performance at the end of the story (around the final episode)! Especially when Roy Mustang and his buddies face the incident that occurred in the military, the enemy told Riza that they had killed Roy Mustang.
Riza was so shocked that she sank down to the ground, showing her tears on her cheek, which she never shows. As a result, Roy Mustang was alive, (her being killed was a lie)…
But in that scene, we realize how much Roy Mustang cares about Riza. Some of you might think Risa is impressive (since she wasn’t calm at all)…?
Anyways, they trust with each other even though they never mention that they do. Especially, I got goosebumps when Riza (who was then under the supervision by the enemy) told Roy (who met her in the cafeteria) about the enemy’s true color…
They have supported with each other until the end! I love this coupling a lot!
The relationship of the two: The only brothers in the world with a strong bond
Who is Alphonse Elric?
He is Edward Elric’s younger brother, who was taken away all his flesh when his mother got the ‘human alchemy’.
Since he was able to equip his soul to the armor, he also joined the trip to find the ‘elixir’, which has magnificent power.
He usually deals with his older brother’s short temper so he is a honest and polite person.
He can never die even if the armor is broke open unless the magic words, which are engraved on the armor, are erased.
Since he has no flesh, he cannot even sleep. He has worried about him not being a human but he continues to go on a trip, realizing how big the bond between him and his brother is, knowing Edward saved his life and he still regrets getting him involved.
We often see their interaction in the story! They tell us ‘What do these brothers, who have lost various things, take back?’ as the main element so you can see their bond in Anime or the movie as well as in the original!
The best part about them will be…. I should say, around the final episode~! What is their conclusion after the long journey? Please watch it! (If you actually watch it, I would recommend that you should watch the original and the second animated version, whose last ending was the same as the original!)
Already now! I’ll see you at the next article! Bye now~!