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30 June 2005 @ 09:41 pm
Ed-Al MangaTheory  

Okay, remember how Winry said that Ed has grown?
And remember how Ed figured out how his body is feeding Al's body that's inside the gate -- that's why he's so short?

Well, think about this:
If Ed is starting to grow again, according to Winry, doesn't that mean Al's body is dying?

There's something to chew upon tonight.
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(`'·.¸Ka-Chan¸.·'´)x0xpadfootx0x on June 30th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
I think she ment it as he was becomming a man, like growing up. Not getting bigger exactly.

But thats what I got...
Kayleigh Sofia: heavenhalfdoomed on June 30th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
From peach_jello (who is hanging out at my house): Good theory, however, no. Just because Ed is supporting Al's "body", it doesn't mean Ed can't grow. It was simply a theory anyway. They never said it was definite.

From myself: I kinda liked that idea. I have never read the manga, so I haven't a clue. It's a little saddening, though. Poor Al. ;~;
Ada: cardcaptor sakura - rainy daysadalove on June 30th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
Seconding x0xpadfootx0x. It's an interesting theory, and would definitely put some [more] worry and angst into the manga, but I don't think that's really the case.
lord_pachilord_pachi on June 30th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
While that is an interesting theory, and isn't too far-fetched, I'll have to agree with the others. Ed's body obviously wouldn't be giving ALL of its energy to Al's, as that would basically leave Ed to die with no nutrients, so he still has the proper intake to grow on his own. Plus, he's about 16 now, right? That's around the age most teenage boys really start to get taller, isn't it?

So yeah, I'm sure Al's body is fine. I mean, in terms of getting nourishment. Not so sure in terms of what it's experiencing behind that gate........ :/
Rappydappydappy McTappyraptorix on June 30th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
So I wonder, if they ever find out how to get Al's body back from the gate, then will Ed hit a major growth spurt? (and end up looking sexy like Mei-chan's fantasy visions of him? XD XD XD)

But personally, methinks that Al's body can possibly sustain healtily in the gate as long as Edward is alive. So if there is any possibilty of sudden death within the near future for Ed, then Al's body is screwed... Perhaps Armor!Al might be in jepoardy if Edward dies... since I believe that Al still has a link to his own brain that's behind the gate... (cuz come on! a soul cannot store information and memories by itself... the bloodseal probably is also a 'telephone line' to Al's body and brain, where he keeps his memories, knowledge, and whatever brain-related things required to function.)

So I think this 'body link' the brothers have is probably more one-sided. Kinda like how a baby receives nutrients and sustenance inside a mother's womb, yet does not cause the mother to die as it grows. Al's bloodseal is perhaps the 'umbilical cord' that links Ed's living body (Ed used his own blood to draw the seal) to Alphonse's body that is in suspended animation within the gate.

I have high doubts that Al's body is going to emerge from the gate all deformed and decayed like Barry's original body became after a long separation of body and soul.
Captain Chrismyuutsuuman on June 30th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
And if I remember correctly, someone pointed out that the weight of Ed's Automail is also probably a factor that's causing him not to grow. XD
lord_pachi: elrics_childhoodlord_pachi on June 30th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
*nods* Someone did, but I can't remember who. Might have been Winry.
Cynthia: I think therefore I am femalecsakuras on June 30th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
I believe it was Dominique. :O
Cynthia: Liek Omg!csakuras on June 30th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Like others said, a lot of Ed's energy is going to support Al, but not all of it. And also...

Feria: [SO3] Love?without_reason on July 1st, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
It could be the perspective though. XD If Winry was walking between Ed and Al, or further away from Ed's plane, she'd look shorter. But hey, I like the idea of Ed finally being taller than Winry. :3