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10 November 2009 @ 11:57 am
Roy and Izumi?  
Is anyone else STOKED that we are finally going to resolve the Roy/Izumi sibling question?  Wanna place some bets?
 
 
Irene Shafer: Ned - WTF by ibshaferibshafer on November 10th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
[imagine a dog with its head turned to the side]

Huh?

I've never heard that one before...

Has there been some suggestion of this? I miss stuff sometimes, so maybe, but I'm rockin' the 'huh?' right now...
Izzu: Miniskirthonou_no_izumi on November 10th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
There had been one discussion before... since someone had noticed they both had some resemblance to each other.
(no subject) - ibshafer on November 10th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - absolutefiction on November 10th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
live4him4evalive4him4eva on November 10th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
We're gonna resolve it? o.O What makes us think this?
live4him4evalive4him4eva on November 10th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, that they will meet? Oh, well that's no guarantee either way. No promises they will recognize each other and such. Plus, it would be kinda weird to bring it up then.
"Oh hey, our country is in imminent danger and such. ...Wait a minute, aren't you my sister?"
I'll come back when you call me: FMA - Royaidancing_in_time on November 10th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm with ibshafer. Has there been talk of this theory being confirmed/busted?

Although I personally like it, so I hope it turns out to be true. XD
Irene Shafer: Alphonse needs a kittenibshafer on November 10th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Well, good. Now I don't feel so silly for asking.

~Ai <-- realizes she is usually an out-of-the-loopy type of person
(no subject) - dancing_in_time on November 10th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sairei on November 10th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
... What?
Irene Shafer: Popular Ed by ibshaferibshafer on November 10th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Can I marry your icon? Or just take him out for the day?

(And what IS he doing? Silly boy...)
(no subject) - fade on November 10th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - theemdash on November 10th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
never seen by waking eyes.: yui ೡ blaaaaaaaahbodyline on November 10th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
You mean people actually thought this might be true? WHAT? Why?
lubricated horse cock: [armstrong] ♦ join us we have stachioshattergems on November 12th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
INORITE? I thought it was a joke, because, seriously, Arakawa wouldn't shove in something so superfluous this late in the series.
☇ ⁕ ☆ ᴀᴘᴘᴙιᴠᴏιsᴇ ∽ нᴀʏʟᴇʏ ∿ 。: ❝fma❞  ⇨  let's live in the glorylavaliere on November 10th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
There was a question?
K: 鋼の錬金術師; Confused/WTFcoughing on November 10th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I never even knew there was a debate over this. o.O
ღ annieazure15 on November 10th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Yup.. it was noted that Roy and Izumi, in the manga at least, look remarkably similar. Especially when Roy has his hair slicked back.
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flybynight00flybynight00 on November 10th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I think I read like one fic about it. Maybe two? It hasn't been suggested that many times, but hey. They do look like each other, although that of course could just be the same ethnic heritage. And the way Izumi hates the military seems really personal, as in a you-corrupted-my-baby-brother way. And given that difference of opinion, they would definitely be alienated from each other, which would explain why it hasn't even come out before.

As for the circumstances, I could see a sort of "oh, it's you" exchange between Roy and Izumi, and then Ed saying "the hell, you know each other?" And then the revelation.

Ok, ok, so it's cracktastic. But it would be freaking cool. I'm envisioning a shot where they both turn to Ed and simultaneously say "She's/he's my brother/sister" with identical expressions on their faces, and then we'll all say "How could we ever have doubted!" And Arakawa does inject humor even into really serious situations.

I'm not saying it's likely. BUT IT WOULD BE AWESOME. Just think, their two protectors! Related all along! Arakawa with that in her back pocket for 101 chapters. Dude. Mighty.
ღ annieazure15 on November 10th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Siblings or not, seeing Izumi and Mustang fighting back to back would be beyond epic.
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♬ hot [ & ]  d a n g e r o u s ♬: such pure wrath;murdering on November 10th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
LOL I haven't heard this one for a looong time.

It would be hilarious if it was there, but... I highly doubt it will be. Highly, highly doubt it.
fractured_chaosfractured_chaos on November 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
While the whole idea makes for some fun crack, there has been absolutely nothing foreshadowed in the story to even hint at such a possibility. Izumi's extreme loathing of the military just isn't enough, IMO.

Although... Someone mentioned Roy and Izumi fighting back to back? OhHELZyeah! That would be a blast to see! (literally!)
ღ annie: FMA [batshit!Roy]azure15 on November 10th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yes! It couldn't be more bad ass! The begrudging teaming up, the flames, the fury... ♥
rika24rika24 on November 10th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
wow, that's news to me, but i can see where that came from. never really thought about it, but i guess it's possible.
lost_variable: FMA: Olivia Armstronglost_variable on November 10th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
I think it would be interesting, but I think that having it come out of no where would seem off. I mean there's no hint at all that they're related.
Neurotically  Yours,: FMA- molestedceirwy on November 10th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ho boy it's been such a long time since I've heard that fandom conspiracy dragged up. Good Times. Good Times.
ηιghτκιηκs ☆: fma ♔ bow chicka wow wowsuspicious on November 10th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Regardless to the speculation, who would be able to prove such a theory?
flybynight00flybynight00 on November 10th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Arakawa. Arakawa would be able to prove that theory, when Roy and Izumi reveal it in chapter 102, of course! XP

As to the Madam Christmas thing, Izumi is probably, say, fifteen years older than Roy? Even if he was adopted when he was only three or four, Izumi would be old enough to be out on her own. (Especially since it's Izumi, hell she could probably have survived on her own when she was a damn toddler.)

The coming out of nowhere argument: given Izumi's feelings about the military, I imagine she and Roy probably would've fallen out so badly that they wouldn't even be willing to mention each other's names. And because of the whole Izumi probably not being around much when he was a kid -- when he was growing up in Central with military power everywhere -- it wouldn't be surprising they could end up with such different beliefs.

I'm totally aware this is kind of nuts. But it's fun to talk about! It would be cool!
(no subject) - mir280 on November 11th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
Toraneko: FMA - Havoc watdarkyo on November 10th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Uh.

Whut?