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For those who eat PANTALOONS!

Okay, for Intro to AG (dude, it's liek the weirdest assignment EVER), I had to do something I was an expert on... *DING ding DING* CONTAINS SPOILERS UP THE YANG AND HORRIBLE WORD HTML(because I got lazy)!

Feel free to bash, critique, comment, lub, steal, and more to this report... :D

*adds* It also includes a large summary on the history of Alchemy! *__*




  • Equivalent trade


    • "In order to gain something, one must sacrifice another of equivalent value. That is the law of Alchemy. Equivalent exchange."


      • Equivalent exchange is when you must exchange one thing or equal or greater value and all must relate to the thing that you are trying to create…





  • The Truth


    • Trespass into the realm of God and be prepared to meet The Truth. The Truth is all knowledge and all powerful…


      • Trespassers on the realm will have Alchemy's first rule (Equivalent Trade) placed upon them.

      • Many who tread on his realm have missing organs, limbs, or have lost most of what they were. These people can transmute objects without an alchemitic circle by placing their hands together and then pressing them (or one of them) around the object they're transmuting.




 



  • Alchemy


    • Real Life Basics


      • Alchemy is an early form of science used to create potions, etc. that were believed to heal or other various things like turn (or transmute) coal into gold.

      • Alchemy started in ancient Egypt and was called Khem, a word that related to the fertility of the flood plains around the Nile.


        • After Greece conquered Egypt in 332 BC, philosophers molded their four elements (fire, earth, wind and water) with the science. The Greek word for Egypt is Khemia, relating to the practice of science they found there.

        • When Egypt was taken over by Arabs in the 7th century, they added the prefix of "al-" to Khemia, creating al-Khemia, the Black Lands. This is believed to be the start of the word, alchemy.

        • Early alchemy was burned when Christians invaded Greece, so not much is known about how it all got started off.

      • Alchemy was also being studied independently in China and India.


        • Chinese monks strived for an inner elixir and outer elixir, the first with plants, minerals, etc. and the second with exercise techniques such as Qigong to manipulate the chi or life force of the body.

        • Indians also believed in an inner and outer force spiritually (thus meditation). They also figured out steel before any other country as well as the importance of a flame color in the identification of metals.

      • Alchemy was introduced to the Western world in the 8th century when the Arabs brought it to Spain. From Spain, it spread like wild fire.


        • Arabian belief included metals being made out of a varying amount of mercury and sulfur.

        • Gold was considered the perfect metal (an idea popular among Westerners) and all others were imperfect. The Philosopher's Stone was believed to be able to change any metal into gold. The stone was also believed to confer immortality by the Chinese who called it the "Pill of Immortality."

      • By the 16th century, so many different techniques and devices were created to form fit special alchemy that alchemy was split up into two different forms.


        • The first group became what is now Chemistry. These alchemists followed up on new compounds and reactions.

        • The second group focused on the more spiritual and metaphysical side of alchemy. They continued to search for immortality and the basic transmutation of base metals into gold.


    • The Fullmetal Principal


      • Alchemy is a full-fledged position in the Military of Amestris.


        • National Alchemists are people that have an affinity for alchemy, so much so that they are given money for their research and are also reserves for the Military and can be called up at any time. Every year they must go in for testing to make sure they are still at National Alchemist. National Alchemists also have a second name to be called by.

        • Alchemists have many rules, the top most being Equivalent Trade. There are also forbidden transmutations (for example, humans) as they are too dangerous and very costly to the alchemist.

        • Regular Alchemists have to use an alchemitic circle to transmute objects.

        • The Philosopher's Stone is the ultimate tool to create anything, including humans. It can also alter anything material with a thought. The Philosopher's Stone can escape all rules of Alchemy, most especially Equivalent Trade.

        • There are creatures that can be made by alchemy. Chimeras and Homunculi are products of alchemy experiments.


          • Chimeras are a mix of two creatures, whether it's human or animal. Shou Tucker, the Life-Binding alchemist, merged his wife with an animal to get his National Alchemist title. He later did it with his only daughter, merging her with their pet dog, Alexander.

          • Homunculi are the products of failed human transmutations created as Philosopher Stones. They have spirits, but no souls. They take the shape of what they were before they died, but some have been engineered to grow at a normal (Greed and Pride) or exponential (Wrath) rate.







  • Characters


    • The Elrics


      • Edward (Edo) Elric


        • Edward Elric is the youngest National Alchemist ever at a ripe age of 12. As the series takes place, however, he actually switches over to 15-years-old.


          • His second name is the Fullmetal Alchemist.

        • Worked with his brother, Alphonse, on finding out what materials make a human in an attempt to revive their dead mother.


          • This action caused him to lose his left leg.

          • Al lost his entire body to The Truth. Ed put his soul into a suit of armor, saving his last relative he wants to speak about. This action led Ed to lose his right arm.

          • Due to these incidents, Ed has had his limbs replaced with automail, limbs made with a kind of metal that is harder than others complete with fully functioning components.

        • He is usually called a shrimp because he is 4' 11" whereas every one else is over 5 feet… If you call him a 'shrimp' or something else small, he usually exaggerates it into something else ("Who is so small that you can step on them and they can fit in between the grooves of the shoe to escape?") and goes into a very angry mode.

      • Alphonse (Al) Elric


        • Al is Ed's younger brother. He is one year younger than his brother is.

        • Al is not a National Alchemist, but he is an alchemist.

        • Al worked with his brother to find a way to raise their mom from death.


          • This action led him to lose his entire body to The Truth. His brother put his soul into a suit of armor. Al can move the suit of armor with his soul, but cannot feel anything.

        • Al is the more sensible of the two, but his obsession with cats gets on his brother's nerves.

      • Hohenheim Elric


        • Ed and Al's father.

        • He left his family to return later after he finished what he was working on.

        • He is a well-known alchemist for his multiple works.

        • Hohenheim's name comes from the famous alchemist, Paracelsus.

        • He can transmute without a circle.

      • Trisha Elric


        • Ed and Al's mom.

        • She died at a young age due to an illness she kept from the boys pretty darn well…

        • There's something about the homunculi Sloth that reminds Ed of his mom…


    • Homunculi (AKA The Sins)


      • Lust


        • Apparent semi-leader of the Homunculi, even though she is one of the younger homunculi.

        • She drags the Homunculus Gluttony around with her.

        • She can grow her fingers however long she wants them.

        • Her symbol is on her chest, right above the collarbone.

        • She shared some kind of relationship with Scar's brother.

        • She is not the first homunculus to have the name of Lust.

      • Gluttony


        • Gluttony likes eating anything he can get his hands on.

        • He follows Lust like a lost puppy.

        • His symbol is on his tounge.

        • Created by Dante.

      • Envy


        • Envy is the oldest Homunculi in the bunch. So old in fact, that he doesn't remember his original shape any more.

        • Envy is a shape-shifter and can assume any shape he wants.

        • He, like Lust, has a particular interest in Ed.

        • His symbol is on his left leg.

        • He was created by Hohenheim Elric.

      • Greed


        • Greed has lived over 200 years (so he says).

        • He can cover his body entirely with a harder than automail covering that cannot break by rearranging the carbon bonds in his body.

        • His symbol is on his right hand.

        • Greed was created by Dante, teacher of Izumi Curtis.

      • Pride


        • Can see the future or what he thinks is the future…

        • His symbol is on his left eye.

        • Pride was created by Dante, teacher of Izumi Curtis.

      • Wrath


        • His symbol is on his left foot.

        • Wrath's left leg and right arm are actually Ed's limbs.

        • Youngest homunculus (age appearance wise, however, he is the second youngest otherwise).

        • He was created by Izumi Curtis who was trying to resurrect her baby.

        • He is particularly unique because he can use alchemy without any practice.

      • Sloth

        • Her symbol is on the left of her chest (to her left anywho).

        • Youngest, yet a semi-leader of the homunculi as well.

        • She can change her whole being into water, making it easy for a quick getaway.

        • She shares a symbolic relationship to Trisha Elric.







    • Military personnel


      • Furher King Bradly


        • The Furher is the president of the Military and, kind of, the nation of Amestris.

        • He is an excellent sword fighter and wears an eye patch over his left eye.

        • There is something more to him than meets the eye…

      • Colonel Roy Mustang


        • He first found the Elric Brothers because Ed wanted to become a National Alchemist.

        • Wants to become Furher to change the dress code so that females have to wear mini-skirts to work…

        • His second name is the Flame Alchemist.

        • Roy is an acquaintance of Hohenheim although he hasn't seen him in a long time.

        • Roy does not have the ability to instant alchemize like Fullmetal, so he has a special kind of cloth (spark cloth) used in his gloves. He snaps a part of them together to create a spark and then he creates flame in the direction he's facing.

      • First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye


        • Riza will do anything to protect Roy and his dream.

        • She isn't an alchemist (or so the show never shows she is), so she must have gotten to her position through special favors.

        • She doesn't show much emotion, but acts to situations in the most accurate manner possible.

      • Major Alex Armstrong


        • His second name is the Strong Man Alchemist.

        • He likes to flex his muscles a lot and shed pink sparkles to show emotion. The pink sparkles have earned him the name of "Colonel Clean" through fans.

      • Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes


        • Hughes is the diehard family man. He always carries a picture of his little four-year-old girl and his wife.

        • He's close to the Elric brothers and Roy.

        • He's a member of the Investigations Division that has tread too hard on the Homunculi agenda…


          • For this, he gets killed in chapter 16.


      • Others


        • Brigadier General Basque Gran


          • The Iron Blooded Alchemist.

          • He took Doctor Tim Marco's position after the doctor ran away.

        • Zolf L. Kimbly


          • Second name is the Crimson Alchemist.

          • Uses compounds found naturally in the human body to create walking bombs.


            • This lead to him being imprisoned. Later he gets out by exploding another prisoner.


        • Doctor Tim Marco


          • The leading of the alchemist who worked on the Philosopher's Stone project. He ran from the Military to stop the continuation of the project.

        • Second Lieutenant Jean Havoc


          • Close to Roy

          • He smokes a lot.

          • Always beside Roy, whether in a joke or in seriousness.



    • Homunculi Creators


      • Hohenheim (see Elrics)

      • Dante


        • Instructed Izumi Curtis in the ways of alchemy.

        • Was instructed by Hohenheim Elric.

        • Created gluttony, Greed and Pride from human skulls.


    • Other Characters


      • Scar


        • Scar is an Ishbal (people who reject alchemy as an offence to what God has given them) whose brother accidentally created Lust via human transmutation.

        • Scar is out to kill every National Alchemist for what they did during the Ishbal War.


          • Scar's right arm was created by his brother to make a Philosopher's Stone to save the Ishbalians. Due to a failure, the arm contains a pre-Philosopher's Stone. Scar uses the stone to internally explode a person.


      • Izumi Curtis


        • Ed and Al's alchemy teacher.

        • Created Wrath (aka Moofy) after trying to ressurect her lost baby.

        • Lost some organs as a toll for seeing The Truth.

        • Is mad at the Elrics for trying human transmutation.

      • Winry Rockbell


        • Ed and Al's childhood friend who creates Ed's automail.








Ya see, no pulling out the stops. :O lol I did it all in one night (about three hours) so please edit if you want. lol
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