Emma (gretchen8642) wrote in fm_alchemist,
Emma
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so here, let's consolidate the various riza debates that are going on about chapter 57.

this is a list of several ones i've heard.

1. riza is pride
2. riza is the key to the gate
3. the array protects riza from roy
4. the array protects roy
5. the scars on her back were caused by roy, and they also destroy the array
6. the symbols behind roy's array are from xerxes and symbolize human transmutation
7. the symbols behind roy's array aqre from ishbal or xing and are therefor mysterious
8. riza does not know about the tattoo
9. roy does not know about the tattoo.
10. the tattoo has something to do with roy
11. she got the tattoo just for roy
12. she got the tattoo for some mystery unexplained thing/
13. the scars are there from when riza got hurt for roy
14. the scars are there from when riza got injured and roy burned the wounds to save her (like he did with havoc) thereby saving her.
15. riza's actually an alchemist
16. riza's array is a backup for roy in case he loses his gloves
17. roy hurt riza deliberately for some reason, hence the burn marks.

ok, so now i'll go through each point!

1. riza is pride
riza is almost definately NOT pride. here's why:
1) wrath says that pride was not at the scene when gluttony was captured. (riza was there)
haha i'd provide a link to the page where they say that, but the site is down
2) the shadow of pride, as seen in chapter 49 does not look like a woman.
3) while riza has a tattoo, it is not a tattoo of the oroborus. while it has a snake, the snake is not eating its own tail!
4) wrath and lust and gluttony have all tried to harm riza at one time or another. they would not have done that if she were pride.
5) as a number of people pointed out, pride is REALLY old, and riza is general grumman's canon granddaughter.

2. riza is the key to the gate
no idea. i don't know that much about how the gate works, but i have the feeling that if riza got the tattoo by herself (that is, no one made her get it) it's probably not about the gate, cause she didn't know anything about homonculi or the gate or anything until recently.

3. the array protects riza from roy
this doesn't make any sense. the array is one that allows you to control the concentration of oxygen in the air. there is nothing differant about the one on riza's back, it's the same array. i don't really see how this tattoo (especially now that the array's been broken by the scars) can protect her from roy at all, not that she needs it. roy's really careful in that way.

4. the array protects roy
same deal, there's no reason for this to protect roy.

5. the scars on her back were caused by roy, and they also destroy the array
well since the scars look like burn marks, it's entirely possible that roy caused them. this could be a very interesting backstory, which will hopefully be revealed soon.

6. the symbols behind roy's array are from xerxes and symbolize human transmutation
the intertwined snakes DO look like the ones edward drew when he was stuck in gluttony's stomach... i wish i could get a link to the page, but the site isn't working right now. sadface

7. the symbols behind roy's array aqre from ishbal or xing and are therefor mysterious
i guess this is possible, but i feel like they really DO look more like the xerxes symbols.

8. riza does not know about the tattoo
...come on! it's her back! i know i've seen my back at least once in the past 7 years.

9. roy does not know about the tattoo.
no idea, but this could be a very very interesting royai thing. cause if he DOESN'T know about it, he's gonna find out eventually. and in order for that to happen, riza must be topless.

10. the tattoo has something to do with roy
very probably. it's his array.

11. she got the tattoo just for roy
very probably again! but we'll see.

12. she got the tattoo for some mystery unexplained thing
these theories are so repetitive...

13. the scars are there from when riza got hurt for roy
14. the scars are there from when riza got injured and roy burned the wounds to save her (like he did with havoc) thereby saving her.
17. roy hurt riza deliberately for some reason, hence the burn marks.
these can go together. maybe and maybe. i dunno. i don't think 17 is probable at all though

15. riza's actually an alchemist
i think we'd have noticed her using it by now.

16. riza's array is a backup for roy in case he loses his gloves
it's broken by the scars, so no.

anyway, those're my thoughts on all of these things. of course, i have no actual theories of my own, i'm thouroughly stumped! ^^

but yeah, discuss?

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