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07 August 2005 @ 10:09 am
Yesterday I’ve read in someone’s post that she/he liked manga!Al more than the Al from the TV or the movie. And I thought that there could be an interesting discussion about differences in characters. For example, manga!Ed is a bit more polite and a lot more like an adult, manga!Winry has a stronger personality, and all the good qualities of Roy are more obvious in the manga (just let’s take his interaction with Havoc)… And, I think, Al had the worst luck in TV series. There he was turned almost in Ed’s pet (calm down, I didn’t mean AiNoKusabi! ^_^) while in manga they are practically equal.

For example, he was almost as enthusiastic about the idea of reviving their mother as Ed. And when there were in that village of miners Al felt absolutely free to say that he was not with Ed to collect more information. And he teased his nii-san a lot! And he wasn’t in love with Winry! And he remembered how to perform alchemy with clapping pretty soon and performed it very impressing!

 Of course, TV have to be simpler to be a commercial success in all strata, but why did the decide to simplify characters?..
purplemewitpurplemewit on August 7th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
I just love the whole direction the manga is going right now. But I'm getting a little antsy about getting back to the whole thing about what they created not really being their mother. Though Gluttony's a trip right now... WTF?

As far as Al goes, I love that scene when Roy, Havoc, Al, and Riza split up down in the tunnel, Roy knew that Al'd be able to protect Riza, and he did! Yay Al!

And Ed, he's much more calculating in the manga. He simply thinks more... as long as no one calls him short.

And don't get me started on how much I'm loving Manga!Roy right now. He's giving us Roy/Havoc fangirls soooo much to work with right now. Heee. But I also love that he's much more driven in the manga... and no stinking groveling! *kicks that episode where he practially kissed Hakuro's ass* rawr! that ain't Roy! Seriously, that scene makes me queasy.

*finds bunny* ... y halo thar.... Waugh! *is bitten*... gotta go guys... *opens Word with a bunny attached to her arm*