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30 December 2003 @ 12:21 am
Oh my ROY!!!  
This...was...just...too...damn...funny *gasps for air*

So I couldn't wait to see ep 13 and I was soooo not disappointed. First off, let me say I am a MAJOR Roy fangirl...he's an ass, he admits he's an ass, he doesn't care he's an ass...the only thing I find disturbing is that they are making him a little too cold in the anime (the manga shows that he has genuine concern for Al and Ed.

Okay...Ed imitating Roy was PRICELESS...right down to the snaping. Roy's 'huh?' face made me fall out of my chair...I can't wait for the icons

I guess they threw that flashback in there to tone down his cockiness.

BTW does anyone know if Roy is as 'girl-crazy' in the manga...I don't remember him being this bad...
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kimisaeireba on December 29th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
He's... pretty bad. :D

The comments from the crowd were right from the manga, no less.

I remember thinking, after reading what's been released of the manga (alas, so little), that he seemed even more girl-crazy in the manga than he did in the anime.

I don't think he's quite as cold as the make him seem, honestly. It's just that he's pretty good at hiding his emotions, even if he is ambitious and willing to use people to an extent. I think he still cares, he's just very conniving. :D And so good at it! God, I've already made 130 caps of the episode.
thegreatpeanuterpeanutbaby13 on December 29th, 2003 09:37 pm (UTC)
I have to go back and check...
I have all 6 books/vol of the manga of which I started translating during my many boring hours of lab during finals and alas stopped during the holidays...

I really don't remember him making comments of miniskirts though...but I know his first meeting with Ed and Al is different...He's super pissed at Ed (who seems 'broken' and in a wheel chair) for doing something so stupid (like a waste of talent). He even picks Ed up by the front of his shirt.

Then certain events happen (event which I will not mention for those who haven't read the manga because it hasn't happened in the anime yet) and you see that Roy is really a true, caring friend. Any ideas you have about him being evil is basically thrown out from that point on...

I'm still trying to figure out why in the anime, the letter he received from Ed and Al when they are looking for his father says James Herbert....who the heck is James Herbert...
kimisaeireba on December 29th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to go back and check...
Oh, the miniskirt bit (which has inspired me for an icon, I am working on it now, hee) is probably just a bit of humor not taken from the manga, I'd bet.

As for the letter, I dunno. It probably went unclaimed, and came to the attention of Roy... who, maybe, was investigating Hohenheim at the time? It's a possibility!

And oh, I have to buy the manga now, I simply have to. -.-
kind of a dick, if that's what elusive meansprovetheworst on December 31st, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to go back and check...
My theory is that Roy was originally named "James Herbert," but decided that name wasn't good enough for a cool guy like him... so he changed it to "Roy Mustang." Because it's cooler. XDD
Come on, it's a believable theory, right?
Oh well...
FireDreamerchilayse on December 30th, 2003 01:11 am (UTC)
Ep 13 was teh bestest
I dunno, he seems kind of concerned in the anime, after all, he DOES try to keep Al's ...problem..a secret. And he does worry about them when they're not there.

And he seems rather confident in their ability to handle problems. Or maybe he just likes torturing Ed.
堕天使 BLUE: Isumi seriousdatenshi_blue on December 30th, 2003 02:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think he cares... like he doesn't want to tell Al and Ed that there's a war between the priest's followers and the state alchemists so that they don't get depressed. He said something like "He [Ed] thinks that he saved a city, so let him believe that for a little while. He'll find out himself eventually..."
thegreatpeanuterpeanutbaby13 on December 31st, 2003 04:01 am (UTC)
You know what it is...
Its Roy's voice...it just makes him sound meaner than he actually is since its dripping with sarcasm...but don't get me wrong, I like his voice...its damn sexy and he has the most perfect evil laugh...

I am just afraid they are going to give Armstrong a horrible voice
Branchbranchandroot on December 30th, 2003 09:21 am (UTC)
I actually kind of like the subtlty of Roy's character in the anime. This was the first episode it was really clear that he *does* care for Ed as more than a nice, sharp tool. I felt it added depth to him, to make us wonder why he goes to such trouble to keep that cool front up.

In some ways it seems like he's developing into a big brother for Ed--annoyingly perfect, teases him a lot, watches out for him while pretending not to. Which gives Ed the chance to be the snotty little brother back... doing snippy imitations, for example.

That *was* priceless.

I noticed Roy made the miniskirt comment right after Hawkeye said he should be careful about saying openly that he intended to take over the military. It looked like camoflogue--"oh, silly womanizing Roy, just wants to take over so he can make the girls wear miniskirts, no serious ambitions here, nope." Makes me wonder how many of Roy's superiors are actually taken in by his drawling-womanizing-rank-climbing front.