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23 December 2003 @ 12:22 am
Full Metal Alchemist  
While re-watching the first two episodes of Full Metal Alchemist, I caught something that I completely missed the first time around.. For the sake of spoilers, my question shall hide behind a LJ-cut. For those who don't care or have already seen the first two episodes of FMA. Proceed.

Did anybody else notice that the mysterious woman and her partner, the small and stocky black man, are named after the seven deadly sins? She calls him Gluttony in the first episode and he calls her Lust in the second one. Plus, towards the end of the second episode when the "real" Reverand comes back, Lust specifically calls the thing inside his body Envy.

So my question is why are they named this? And does this mean that there are a a couple more baddies to take the roles of the rest of the seven deadly sins? While I'm at it, how many episodes are there in the first season of FMA, is it 12 or 13?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Sputnik Sweetheart: Evil Geniuses | Crazy [selphish]selphish on December 22nd, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, all the baddies are named after the seven deadly sins. There is no reason why, yet.

I am not sure when the first season will end, but for a typical anime series, it ends after thirteen episodes. However, there have been exceptions (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne comes to mind).

メフィストフェリーズr4v3rc0mm13 on December 22nd, 2003 10:27 pm (UTC)

yeah, i noticed the names. i figured as much when i found out that her name was lust... i mean, no one's named lust unless there's gonna be a following of the allusion leitmotif

i dunno if there's gonna be any more "sins"...if they're all true to name, i'd love to see how they'd pull off sloth as a baddie...
Catiecatystorm on December 23rd, 2003 08:28 am (UTC)
I dunno, my roommate comes to mind. ;D

It's possibly to have an incredibly lazy baddie. They just don't do shit unless the other baddies are on their ass about it. They're fun characters, because they don't give a crap. :D
procrastination at its best: (ed) cheapmithas on December 22nd, 2003 11:17 pm (UTC)
touma_karamochi's mentioned that Greed, if I recall correctly, shows in an appearance in volume 6 of the manga. No other mention of the 3 remaining sins, I believe.
メフィストフェリーズr4v3rc0mm13 on December 22nd, 2003 11:58 pm (UTC)
greed and gluttony are the same thing... unless you mean greed as in avarice
procrastination at its best: (oshigaku) it gets worstmithas on December 23rd, 2003 12:07 am (UTC)
I don't believe they are, as gluttony is very specific in its excess for food and drink, while greed while being broader, is more structured toward material wealth. Although yes, that's what I meant.
メフィストフェリーズr4v3rc0mm13 on December 23rd, 2003 12:20 am (UTC)
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Rune Arialaruneariala on December 23rd, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)

Anyways...what was that about 13 episode seasons? Makes sense, as the song is supposed to change at 14, right? And I was wondering the same thing about the "sins"...I can *sorta* tell what Lust's big power is, but what does Gluttony do? And what is the thing that Envy can do considered?
X-parrotxparrot on December 23rd, 2003 06:28 am (UTC)
Gluttony eats. "Lust, can I eat him?" *creepiest sound f/x evah, there* *brrr*

Haven't seen enough of Envy to tell, but it might be the shapeshifting - he becomes what people want to be? or maybe more general charisma, and that he's inspiring the town to seek bigger & better things...
Rune Arialaruneariala on December 23rd, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
LOL...Well I *knew* that...I just wanted to know if there was an official alchemy name for "eating things" while using a very strange little voice...
kind of a dick, if that's what elusive meansprovetheworst on December 23rd, 2003 06:40 am (UTC)
13's just the traditional season length for television series, far as I know. Which is why so many anime series have been 26 episodes: they run for two seasons, then end.
Glad to hear FMA's going to be muuuuch longer, though. *__*
Brendahikari_light on December 23rd, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
yea, i realized it ^^ since you know about them being the bad guys, no point in me saying them again. not much is said about envy yet. i think gluttony is freaky... yet have a cute side to him when you look at him? did anyone else pick that up? he reminds me of a child in some way ^^;;