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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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Ketita: winryketita on May 15th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
Actually, I always thought that in the anime the reason Al didn't remember anything was because his body was in a sort of stasis inside the Gate, and when Ed pulled him out, it was simply the same Al from way back then. Not that he had actually traded his memories, but that the memory loss was a by product of the fact that he was returned to his original body. I was looking for the reasonable answer that made sense with the plot. Sorry...
Going by that, it basically means that Al's soul was pretty much completely disconnected from his body, and that the memories he gained while he was a soul just got lost when he got his body back.
However, all this is shot to hell when he randomly gets the memories back when he goes through the gate. he's lying. he didn't REALLY get them back >:D
If my theory had been correct, however, it means I guess that when Al first became the armor, he should have lost every single one of his memories of being human.

I think that having the Gate trade limbs is one thing, but memories are just a bunch of electrical impulses! (Though, I'm influenced by the manga I guess, where it's pretty much "give something physical [limbs] get back something spiritual [knowledge] in return. We haven't yet seen it possible to give something like memories and get back anything) What would the Gatelings do with that? Ed and Al might as well have traded a bunch of batteries for their bodies...

and another random question, while we're at it- Why did Eckhart, who went through the Gate once, gain Super Speshul Awesome Powers, and Ed, who went through about five times, didn't?
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Starlight Dreamer: Edward - Faithstarlitedreamsx on May 15th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
*yawn* Either way, I'm too tired to theorize today. Besides the fact it's somewhat pointless in the long run as it's just a story. I guess we can leave the memory loss as a minor plothole (minor because there's explanation, but it doesn't make much sense and is explained poorly) and decide that Arakawa makes more sense when writing plots than BONES. ;)