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21 November 2009 @ 03:13 pm
Question about Mustang's rank in the manga.  
I am writing a story for the FMA_Big_Bang Challenge. It is manga-based, and I am having trouble getting an important piece of information.

I was reading quickly over the manga chapters, and it looks like at the beginning of the manga (minus the flashbacks to Ed and Al losing their mom and of course the Ishbal flashbacks later) Roy Mustang is already a Colonel. Is that correct?

If if is not, what chapter (and/or about what part in the story line) does he become a Colonel?

My story starts when they are stationed in East City, a little less than a year before what happens to Hughes (no spoilers!!) and before Mustang and his men are transferred to Central City. (if I did the math right, my story starts in mid 1913, and what happens to Hughes- it happens in early 1914.)

So putting him as a Colonel (and Hughes as a Lt. Colonel) should be correct, right?

Thanks in advance for your help.
lost_variable: FMA: OTP lovelost_variable on November 21st, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right.
seaweed_fma: KFC  Mustangseaweed_fma on November 21st, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and where the hell did you get your icon? That is freaking hilarious!!! Wanna steal! :)
lost_variable: FMA: Mustang at the toplost_variable on November 21st, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I got it off a random site years ago. Sadly I don't remember where or who made it :( I don't even know if the site still exists anymore. But go ahead and steal away! I love your KFC one too.
seaweed_fma: Mustang- Your Momseaweed_fma on November 21st, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I have a few funny Roy ones..

Here is another :)

(Ooh, a handsome!Roy icon. Nice.)
lost_variable: FMA: Mustang Maidlost_variable on November 21st, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
haha funny!

I can at least tell you who did the previous icon I had, that would be sky_dark.

Roy icons are the best. Though maybe I just think that because Roy is my favorite. ;)
seaweed_fma: Angsty Mustangseaweed_fma on November 22nd, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Cleaning!Roy? Nice!! :)

Okay, my last icon with Roy by himself, used for all my angsty posts and fics and such.
lost_variable: FMA: Roy WTFlost_variable on November 22nd, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
Ooooh nice! I love Roy from the first anime. He's so angsty and stuff. Perfect choice for your angsty posts and fics and stuff.

I don't think I'd mind Roy Mustang cleaning my house for me while I watched! (that one was made by zakai_ btw). Though I'd totally settle for a Roy Mustang lookalike.

I don't know who made the one I'm using this time, but I totally love the look on his face.

This was a fun conversation and icon show and tell! Thanks :)
ρ ρ fight da powah: [fullmetal alchemist] team mustangimti on November 21st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Mustang got promoted to the rank Colonel between the time he and Hawkeye went to Resembool and when Ed traveled to East City to become a State Alchemist.
seaweed_fma: The Usual Suspectsseaweed_fma on November 22nd, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks. :)