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10 May 2007 @ 04:13 pm
I have a question connected with FMA the movie: Conqueror of Shamballa:

Why does Al have transmutation circles on his gloves, even though he remembers the Gate?
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c_b_syndromec_b_syndrome on May 11th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Another continuity error that gets me:

At the practicals, when Ed discovers he can do alchemy without an array, there is one man who is endangered because he used too much energy to build the tower...

Yet... later on, in The Other Brother's Elric, Pt 2, the Tringham brothers use alchemy on a whole forest with no ill effects. What's wrong with that picture? Something of that scale had to take an enormous amount of energy, and while it would be logical that different people have differing amounts of energy to spare, there STILL should have been -something-.

I can, sorta-kinda, understand the lack of energy loss with Ed and Al for obvious reasons, but that hardly made sense.
lmd_84lmd_84 on May 11th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
The only sort-of reason I can think of is that *both* of the Tringhams perform the transmutation on the trees. Fletcher starts off when he causes the trees to absorb the red water, but Russell then pitches in to help.

But I think the only real example of a transmutation tiring the alchemist - which makes sense for the 'exchange' - is in the alchemy exam. When really, if they were taking the time to emphasise that the guy in the exam was tired out, you'd have thought they'd show some consistency later on. Though it did give Ed someone to really outshine with his little display, which was sheer luck anyway....