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12 July 2006 @ 05:31 pm
Ed's weight / DVD 1 text insert  
Every bio for Ed has his height in it, but I had a tough time finding any info on his weight. Wikipedia says that fans estimate his weight around 175 pounds due to the automail though.

So help me out, and if there's a site/previous thread that can answer this then feel free to show me the link. :) How much would Ed weigh without the automail (and had regular limbs)? I'd estimate 95/100 and that's only because I weigh 85 at 5' (but I am female and don't work out). Would Ed's automail really weigh a gathered sum of 75 (actually, even more if you first subtract the weight he lost of his regular limbs)?

I can't imagine carrying that much extra weight around with me all the time... that's 2 to 3 times the weight a pregnant woman carries around isn't it?

I imagine my own estimates are off though, so please let me know. It's for a RPG thread and general curiousity. ;)


I ordered DVD1 off ebay and am a bit... irked. They didn't include the text insert booklet that all the other dvds came with (and so far haven't answered my inquiries as to why). Does anyone have it scanned somewhere?
Mari: Me - taskemuskaitou_marina on July 13th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Even without the automail, Ed should weigh more than just 100 lbs at 4'11". He's a very dense, muscular boy. I'd wager 120-125, somewhere in that range.

I believe there's an official weight for the automail SOMEWHERE, but I can't remember where I read it. It may have been in one of the manga factbooks somewhere.
シュエ: ed sleepxue on July 13th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
I believe he has some of the lightest and most efficient automail because of the way it's designed.
Though, even with that I would imagine it'll be still quite heavy.

But not THAT heavy. XD

Sorry; not good estimates. I don't think I've read anything like that anywhere.. though I may be wrong. ;A;
none: Oh the drama!the1412 on July 13th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
I took pictures of the text insert booklet for the first Fullmetal DVD. My scanner's broken so they were taken with a camera, but I hope this helps: DVD 1 text insert booklet on YouSendIt
jantra on July 13th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Your icon makes me giggle.
(`'·.¸Ka-Chan¸.·'´): ARG!x0xpadfootx0x on July 13th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
eesh, Im a girl and 6'2" and I workout and Im about 185lbs so thats alota weight for automail... but it kinda makes sence...
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(`'·.¸Ka-Chan¸.·'´): I NEED A ADULT!x0xpadfootx0x on July 13th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
but Ed is all muskuly so he might be the same ^_^ Also boys tend to be stocker then girls (yay)
takarifreak: Jr.Pepe Steal my Underpants!takarifreak on July 13th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
Man, some of you are really light (too light I would think)

Im 4'11, and tip the scale at around 105-110 lbs (it varies over the year). To boot, I have a VERY small build (I look like a freaking child). Of course, I do have a pretty big ass for someone my size.

Seeing how Ed's a guy with some pretty damn nice muscles, I'd say he's gotta weigh at least 120 or so, not counting whatever the automail weighs. With the automail, I'd say around 150.
mlle_bienvenumlle_bienvenu on July 13th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with you. I'm 4'10 and weigh between 115-125 . . .healthy weight for my height is between 95 and 125 and I'm female with a medium build... also Ed seems to be muscular and muscle weighs more than fat, so I'd say in the 120 range is probable, not counting automail.
exfahgeek on July 13th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
There is also the catch that Ed's non-automail wait is missing the weight of an arm and a leg... and our legs actually take up a surprisingly large percentage of our total body weight, due to those thick bones and the tendency to have reasonably well-developed muscles to support our upright postures. So I'd say that Ed probably maxes out at about 100 pounds without automail (although he would weigh significantly more if he had all four limbs.) How much the automail weighs... I couldn't say. However, I'm getting a vague memory of Ed mentioning the weight while complaining about how hot he is while traveling to Xerxes. I think the chapter was somewhere in the 30s.
exfahgeek on July 13th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
There is also the catch that Ed's non-automail wait...
---end quote---

Weight. Not wait. *smacks forehead* I feel like such an idiot.
Joie: Portrait (created by gaidin_prime)hymnia on July 13th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
I always assumed that the reason the recovery time for his automail surgery was so long to begin with was because he would have to learn to carry the extra weight around. Like, maybe recovery for the surgery itself was only a couple of months, but physical therapy/adjustment to the automail/whatever you want to call it--basically, training his body to be able to actually stand up and walk around and do normal things--would take many more months (this would explain why he would have any room for negotiating the time frame). Still, I agree with the person above who said that, since the automail is in place of missing limbs, the weight of which have to be subtracted from the overall estimate, 175 lbs is probably too high a # for Ed's weight.
Velvet Macevelvet_mace on July 14th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
That much unbalanced weight would RUIN Ed's spine, plus totally throw off his stride and his range of movement with his arm. While automail itself can make the elbow flex and raise the arm, his hip normal hip muscles would be required to raise his leg for walking, leaving him with a decided limp if his leg were really that heavy.

I put Ed's weight at 90lbs -- he'd be more if he wasn't actually missing such a large portion of his anatomy. Add the leg and arm back in and he'd be about 125 -- all muscle.

I put his weight with automail as maybe 130-140. A bit more than flesh, but not much more. That way his balance wouldn't be hugely upset.

Automail isnt solid metal, it's sheet metal covering wires and probably a hollow pipe armature at the core.
Grygongrygon on July 14th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Ah, finally a reply that I can wrap my mind around... yes, what you say makes sense. Especially about the anatomy of the metal. Like a bird's bones in a way.

Thanks, this makes more sense to me now. I just couldn't fathom where someone told Wiki that Ed weighed around 175. True he's in shape, but he's not 175 pounds of muscle. I just can't see 175 pounds when I look at him. O.o

I had to go and compare this to Wolverine, who at 5'3" weighs 195...
Velvet Macevelvet_mace on July 14th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
My brother is a muscular 5'6" and 130lbs, so I don't see being male as packing THAT many more pounds on you than being female -- expecially if you aren't fat. Ed's got abs of steel and strong arms, but he's not one of these waddling body builders. He looks quite normal in ordinary street clothes.

Wolverine on the other hand... he's a bit freaky-shaped. But the so are ALL the X-men. American comics tend to draw all the characters as rediculously muscle bound.
Grygongrygon on July 14th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
It does get to be annoying. Sure the bodies we painted on these shiney papers for you are nice to look at but that left us only $3 to pay our writers. ;)

And why do they need all that muscle? Wolverine doesn't need it, he'll heal right up no matter his size. All Cyclops does is jog there, shoot a beam, jog here, shoot a beam. They must get winded lugging around all that muscle. Gambit at least jumps, flies, and zips around like a monkey on crack, and he's one of the slimmest main characters.

Reminding myself of one of the minor reasons of why I dumped Marvel. Sorry for the rant. ;)

jesseca: pic#22401096jesseca on July 14th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
I don't have it scanned, but if you'd like, I WILL scan it for you.
It IS a very nice insert.
I'll go ahead and scan it now, and if you want it, just drop me a line or e-mail me, and I'll send it to you.
jessecajesseca on July 14th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
Guess I could leave you my e-mail address, huh? It's

Grygongrygon on July 14th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
thanks a TON. email sent. :)
jessecajesseca on July 14th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
OK--I scanned and edited them, but will have to wait to send them tomorrow morning, because my computer's getting pissy with me and if I sit here any longer, I may feel like drop kicking it.
Plus, I have to get up in less than 6 hours for work. But I'll send it from there tomorrow morning.