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12 May 2010 @ 04:22 pm
Ending possibilities?  
 Okay. Here some things I think will happen/come to play in the LAST CHAPTER.

1. Radio guy said, "attack the man who RESEMBLES the Fullmetal Alchemist. Aim carefully, he's the one without the automail!" Well, Ed doesn't have his automail anymore. What if a solider misfires and injures/kills Ed?!?!

2. Back in chapter 102, Al's body before the door of Truth ominously stated, "Your return may bring nothing but despair and ruin, Alphonse." And Al's returned to the door, and he's freaking stuck there until Ed comes to get him. So...i sense ominous things over the horizon.

3. Waaay back in chapter 53, Ling said, "The way he puts his hands together...it reminds me of something...isn't that what people do when they pray to God?" Arakawa even bolded and centered it. And with the whole Father can't hold God inside him anymore and what not, something's gonna go down.

What do you guys think? Discussion?

t: fma: the truthzanra on May 12th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
God is the Truth of the world, right? And each 'Truth' each character sees is a different Truth?

Or are all the Truths connected in some way?

Or are they all really the same Truth?
Friendly ghostghostfriendly on May 12th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I had an idea that each Truth figure was an avatar the Truth of the world uses to interact with humans. Related to theory 3, a conversation with Truth giving some insight into what the heck he is would ends on an insurmountable note that no one could predict.

Ed getting accidently shot would go against the whole message of human will and mutual support thats been building up. This is Shonen, remember.
t: fma: the truthzanra on May 13th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Erhm, I didn't write the original post ^__^' I actually don't think theory one would/should happen AT ALL--but I didn't want to say that.

I like that idea--Truth is still only one Truth, but he appears differently to everyone.

What I would REALLY like to see is Truth/God taking a side and helpin' our guys out! He's been indifferent the whole series and I feel like that has to change. He's taken things from everybody, I feel like those things ought to be put to use; I feel like the fact that he has Roy's Vision (as in his vision for a better country) HAS to be significant. In some way. Hmhmhm.
Friendly ghostghostfriendly on May 13th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Sorry, replying to both posts at once.

Truth seems a bit of a Lovecraftian cosmic horror so far, but I'd hope as well he turns out to have good in him
t: k&c: siiiighzanra on May 13th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
:) Part of me thinks it is quite unlikely Truth will take sides, but the other part of me fervently hopes he will! We'll see.
myna5194 on May 13th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Personally, I don't think Truth will take sides. Also I like Truth being an antagonistic entity to all of the characters.
t: fma: lower your gun lieutenantzanra on May 13th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
But at the same time, #3 implies that the source of Ed's power is the Truth... and if that's true, the Truth can't possibly be wholly antagonistic. (He did give Ed something in return, after all.)
myna5194 on May 13th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
That's true. And yes he did give him magic clapping transmutation, but he took away his leg for the equivalent exchange.
adenaradenar on May 12th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
1 and 3 are definitely interesting - particularly the whole God thing which I've been pondering for ages - but I think the 'despair and ruin' was referring to Al being a sacrifice. By returning to the armour body, Al's soul was readily available to complete the five sacrifices, and Father was able to open the gate or do whatever other evil deeds he did. So I, personally, think 2's already been dealt with.
myna5194 on May 12th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's true, wasn't thinking about that lol.
I was thinking more along the lines of his return to the Door.
adenaradenar on May 13th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm dreading what could possibly happen while he's there. =[
Blyssedarkblysse on May 12th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I thought of 1 as soon as I saw that line. I wondered if Ed might get his arm back, and lo and behold, he had that limb returned to him by the end of the chapter. I sense bad things ahead, but I hope it's not so... :(
Wolfsjungesdriftwoodwings on May 12th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
1. Radio guy said, "attack the man who RESEMBLES the Fullmetal Alchemist. Aim carefully, he's the one without the automail!" Well, Ed doesn't have his automail anymore. What if a solider misfires and injures/kills Ed?!?!
OH GOD that's what I thought when I first saw him get his arm back. But since everyone else is attacking Father hopefully that won't happen.

:| I mean that'd be pretty cheesy. XD
myna5194 on May 13th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Even if it is cheesy, I think Arakawa could manage to pull it off in some twisted way. ;P
Like I was not expecting her to revive everyone int he way that she did o_O
Wolfsjungesdriftwoodwings on May 13th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Maybe Ed will get shot, he's dying, so he give's his body to bring Al back. Then Hoho gives himself to bring Ed back? c.c

;A: June 12th now plz.
ηιghτκιηκs ☆: fma ♔ NISSANsuspicious on May 12th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well, the whole "go for the one without the automail" may be avoided (unless someone who is a huge dumbass comes along) since Ed's wearing black and Father is wearing white. Now, if there were wearing something similar Ed's be screwed.
bakyura.: nya~onpleuvoir on May 12th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad I'm not the only one that thought number one. If you've looked at the smaller things that have happened in the manga, they always end up being larger events. I think Edward most likely will be shot.
andromakhe001andromakhe001 on May 13th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
When the radio guy said that I got really nervous too but it seems like they can tell the difference. So that's a relief.

It's interesting about the hand clapping thing and praying. I do wonder what that might mean. With regards to choice #2 - at first when Al's body said that I thought that too but then I realized he wasn't talking about Al's return to get his body at a later date, but Al's return to the "real world" now. By returning to the "real world" it enabled the whole "sacrifice" thing to go through. So long as Al's soul was at the gate with his body, Father couldn't carry out his actions.

This doesn't really relate much to what might happen but I was thinking about Mustang's injuries - not his blindness but his hands. Traditionally, in Christianity, those sorts of wounds are considered "stigmata"(the wounds in Jesus' palms when he was crucified--though technically in reality crucifiction victims most likely would have been nailed through the wrists, traditionally it's the palms). Also, while it was quite a long time ago, Roy was also injured, also by an homunculus, in his left side. Jesus was stabbed in his left side when take down from the cross - just to make sure he was dead. So now Roy has all three of those wounds(though one is healed).

I just thought of that the other day and thought it was interesting. I hope it was just a coincidence or a sort of symbol of the fact that he was a potential human sacrifice - and in his case, he was essentially not "guilty" because he was forced into it(sort of like Jesus was supposedly sinless though he still suffered as though he was guilty). Hope it doesn't have anything to do with any future sacrifices, I'd hate to have come so far only to have him die in the end, even if for a good cause.

I'm not saying this as a religious person, I just happened to notice the coincidence in the wounds.
t: fma b: blindzanra on May 13th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Also, while it was quite a long time ago, Roy was also injured, also by an homunculus, in his left side. Grew up in a Catholic household so Roy's hand injuries instantly jumped out at me as stigmata-ish (though you're right, technically they should be in the wrists, not the palms) but I totally forgot about the left side injury! My that IS interesting.

But, I'm not sure the similarities go beyond that. (For one thing, Roy is sacrificed for the sake of doing evil, not good, which makes his story a subversion of the story of JC. Also, JC was not forced into sacrificing himself but sacrificed himself willingly out of love. Roy clearly was forced.)

But it's still all very interesting. Hmmm. I certainly HOPE it doesn't imply any future sacrifice--Roy's been sacrificed enough ;__;
andromakhe001andromakhe001 on May 13th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Oh no I didn't mean to equate Mustang with JC directly, sorry if I didn't make that clear. I just meant that the wounds were similar and wondered if it might have any meaning beyond simple coincidence. Sometimes symbolism is only very loosely based. Like, for example, as you mentioned Roy was sacrificed for evil, so it would be sort of like a "mirror symbolism", an opposite. And he was forced into it, whereas JC went willingly - the similarity there would simply be Roy being "punished" for crimes not of his own making, so to speak.

And yeah, I have to think the poor man has sacrificed enough. Hopefully he won't be punished anymore.
myna5194 on May 13th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, but you never know, it's Arakawa, lol.
But I don't think he'll die, especially since this chapter wasn't focused on him, and we didn't really get any hints of him dying.

And that is quite interesting! o___o
openyoureyes: EdxWinry -- Hold me closelefthandpenguin on May 13th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
1 seems to be dead on~~~ ohhhhh I don't want this manga to end!!!! ;___;
Pickles the Great: FMA | Why yes Virginiapictash on May 13th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
I seriously want to know how it's going to end- but at the same time that means it will end. D:

Anyway, unless some random fail!soldier comes in toting a rifle and just starts randomly shooting things, I don't think Ed is in any danger of being shot. And as adenar stated, 2 is a non-issue since Alphonse's despair/ruin thing has already happened. As for the whole God thing, Arakawa has been slipping in religion since the beginning of the series with the whole Leto deal, and this was the culmination of that. I think that once Papa's God is gone, that whole aspect of the story will have been dealt with.

As for Al and the gate... baw. ;________;
norton198196norton198196 on May 13th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
I seriously doubt 1, that sounds so anti-climatic, and I bet Arakawa's planned something better. Father might make some sort of a comeback.

I think 2's been done, like other people said.

3's been on my mind; I have a few thoughts but I don't feel like writing them out.
Jordan: Sexy Eric is sexythemintchick on May 13th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think one would happen, how stupid would that soldier have to be?

I was wondering, would it be possible that Hohenheim would sacrifice himself for not only Al and Ed, but also the others? Izumi who lost her organs and for Roy who lost his sight? We haven't seen anyone who possessed a philosophers stone (or WAS one) meet the truth, and he could ask the souls permission to use him like he did before.

Or is this just way to simple?
Rafflesiacatinthelimehat on May 13th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
1. That's what I was thinking, but a friendly fire end would be such a disappointment.