Best Fullmetal Alchemist Charactersanthonybecerra831
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Edward is so high on this list because his personality is so complex. He can be emotional and heartbreaking, then downright hilarious. Others might have depth, but Edward has the most out of every character in this series. Of course, excluding Mustang, whose depth isn't seen as early as Ed's is. Edward deserves the popularity he has. All this from a tomboy who hasn't even touched Brotherhood yet!
Edward's personality is what makes him such a great character. Emotional and hilarious, he goes through such a depressing life, yet can still get back on his feet and fight back. He has major flaws, but that just makes him more realistic. That is my idea of a perfect character. - Elric-san
Ed is always the best! Roy, dude- ya can't beat a long-haired blonde shrimp. Just- nothing else to say. LONG LIVE KING (or not king) ED!
Great characterV14 Comments
Well I LOVE ROY MUSTSNG because he's so HOTT and really awesome he's the best character ever and I love it when he says I love dogs and also the mini skirt thing to so thats y I LOVE ROY MUSTANG SO MUCH
His passion for wanting to lead this country is great. His strategic skills are phenomenal. Don't forget his battle with envy was so cool. It really showed how powerful he really is.
I find Roy to be such a well-made character. He fits his less-than-major protagonist role even more perfectly than Edward or All fill the main protagonist roles. He is a character perfectly molded and written in every way to be the unattainably suave and badass character in the series.
Best brains in the anime!V20 Comments
An incredibly strong character, to remain so kind and calm even after all he has gone through. A true prince. And he can also be pretty badass when he needs to.
A really sweet guy with a big heart reserved for his brother. He's had it hardest but always seems to be able to keep pushing though it. He is Ed's balance and if Ed didn't have Al by his side, then Ed would be well and truly dead by now and we wouldn't have this awesome series!
Sorry but got some negatives: I was shocked to find that in the 2003 version (pretty sure it's 2003, and maybe brotherhood as well), in Japenese, Al is voiced by a girl!?
Negatives aside, Al is the crazy cat guy that may only be in this world as a soul, but his armour is strong and his calm and collected manner is what makes him loved by so many. A tribute to Alphonse Elric!
Not my favourite, that place goes to Ed. But, seriously, this kid deserves top place on this list.
The cutest, most badass character in the show. And he's kind hearted too!V11 Comments
Dude, who can go wrong with Greed? I mean, he's AWESOME and COOL and so BADASS! I love everything about him! Especially his arrogant attitude and his GRIN! Oh, his grin! He can make you feel unsettled and in love just by smirking at you! And the fact that he joined bodies with Ling (who ties with Greed as my most favorite character) just made this duo the best there is! I thought for sure Greed would've at least ended up in the top 3 or 4 or something... And where's LING?!?! Why isn't he in this list? Guys, he deserves it!
Greed is an entertaining antihero, and he is twice the awesome when he shares bodies with ling for a fun ying-yang dynamic.
Greed is an AWESOME character, especially in brotherhood. He deserves more than 2 percent of the votes! Out of all the characters, I felt that he was the best and the one who changed the most.
Greed will always be my number 1!V15 Comments
Riza is an amazing, strong woman! She has a talent with guns: she keeps them on her all the time and never misses her target, which makes her quite a feared person in her universe haha. She is loyal, admirable, and beautiful!
Riza is an amazing character! Shes so strong and kind and realistic at the same time, one of the best female characters ever
Not so good in the original but in brotherhood she really shows
I really loved the few episodes where we got to love under the hawk's eyes
Extremely hot, but also respectable, kind, and badass to boot.V4 Comments
He's just so hot! I love his voice in English, Japanese, French, and German! (The German voice fits him so well! But the Spanish one is such a disappointment. No offense. ) His violet snake-like eyes are so entrancing. I totally fell in love with his androgynous style and personality. I also just have to admit that he's so darn adorable in his mini form!
Envy is a likeable character in both the anime and the manga, despite not really having any positive traits. It's easy to sympathize with what he/it has been through, and it's easy to relate to how Envy went completely nuts. I also like how manga Envy looks more like a guy but is actually genderless, and how anime Envy looks more like a woman but is actually a guy. Plus, he/it is funny.
Envy is easily the best of the Homunculi (in the 2003 show, at least) as he manages to be more than just a stereotype. His character actually has degrees of subtlety. While Lust had to have an excessively dragged out backstory, Envy's entire character arc is summed up masterfully in four lines. He's the ultimate incarnation of his sin, and the sheer lengths he is willing to go to kill the Elric brothers makes him the most compelling antagonist in the show.
The most enchanting antagonist on the show. Love him!V12 Comments
Even though his character was short-lived, he was one of the best established character in the series.
I was pretty sad when he died, he's an amazing character with limitless potential
Not my BEST character, but he's also one of my favorites :3
One of the best characters hands down in the seriesV5 Comments
He's in my opinion the most badass, overpowered, mysterious and deep character in a series full of badass, overpowered, (sometimes mysterious) and deep characters. The episode where you got to see his pas was one of my favourite episodes in the whole series.
I don't get why he is so down in the list. Probably the most sad character in the show. When he finally gets a purpose to live more, he cannot do that.
Giving up immortality to be with the ones he loves, but not before saving the world, then offering his soul for his sons? Hohenheim should be given more credit.
He can control living razor sharp shadows that can tear through just about anything except the ultimate shield. That is cool! He ATE gluttony. Nobody wants to fight pride because he is so powerful. Who else can make the darkness seem so safe?
WHAT the HELL!? HE DESERVES TO BE #1 OR at least #2. HE IS THE MOST COOLEST, MOST AMAZING CHARACTER OF THE WHOLE SERIES. HE'S SO STRONG, DETERMINED, QUICK AND HE'S ALMOST UNBEATABLE.
HE THE MOST AMAZING CHARACTER OF ALL.
At first glance, Fuhrer King Bradley seems like a kind and trusting leader. But in reality, he's just as sadistic and psychotic as the rest of the homunculi.
For me its pride I love his personality the way he's so smart and cool and who could forget his pure evil heart and also the fact that he swallowed gluttony hole his own teammate just so he wouldn't lose a fight that just shows his pure dedication to being evilV8 Comments
Why is he below Father... This doesn't make any sense, Ling is so funny
Shouldn't ling yao be in one of top tens.. ? I mean he's so funny like me and also badass! And he looks cool - UNKNOWNotaku
He acts like a doof but boy when he wants to he can be a total badass. Not bad looking either hehe
Love him! My fave character. The best part is when he kicks gluttony's butt!V6 Comments
She's a cool shonen heroine. I mean, she doesn't fight, but she doesn't come out as useless and weak.
She's the most important character to the show she's always there to provide moral support or to fix Ed's Auto-mail deep down she really loves him. - egnomac
She's incredibly funny and scary. Best character because she's powerful but does have a clear weakness. She's a tough but very loving and protective teacher who sees the elric brothers more as her sons then just students. Plus she throw sloth like he was a paper ball which neither of the armstrongs could do and 8 soilder tried to hold him back a they all failed. Plus she took on fort briggs soilders and won. The look on the armstrongs face when izumi tossed sloth was priceless
Izumi is a well thought out character. She acts tough and scary, but she is actually super loving. She also committed the same taboo the Elrics did (human transmutation), creating Wrath. Not the best character, but pretty damn awesome! - Elric-san
... Why isn't this number 1? He practically squashed everyone combined...
Let me show you the popularity that has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations.
Badass, but still poetic at the same time! Such a great character!V4 Comments
Sociopaths are way cool, bro. At least, if all sociopaths are like Kimblee. Which they totally should be. Stole the show every time he showed up.
Awesome as hell, his last action in the fight against pride was just pure awesomeness!
Lowkey he's actually really hot (aside from the fact that he's a killing psychopath (but really though that evilness kind of makes him hotter))
His style reminds me of Michael jackson, I just think his character deserved the spotlight some more, he had so potential...V2 Comments
Such a badass character. Love herV1 Comment
This duo is the best of all partners in the anime world. I love how they couldn't get along, but they secretly cared for one another. Especially when it came to THAT superbly awesome scene in the last episode, (not gonna spoil it for you people). They are AMAZING!
Very interesting combination.
They kick ass and I love how Greed becomes good and how Ling starts to care about Greed.
He is solely the character that has grown the most in the anime. Started as serial killer with solely hatred in his mind, and ended helping to save the people around him and change the country he initially hated. He had his reasons (very consistent to say) to seek revenge, but ended up understanding the others around him, to listen to them, to change his mind and to selflessy fighting to bring down the common foe. He is the kind of tough, strongminded and true guy this world misses much. I'd say he had had a fullmetal heart since the very beginning.
The most improved character Hands down, from a killer to a savior
He is definitely one of the best villains; he is the only human Who overpowered the 2 Elric Brothers WITHOUT a philosopher's stone. Also, he has a reason to kill state alchemists; its for revenge for what they did in Ishval Civil War and is the best good Guy/villain.
Plus, father's power to remove alchemy didn't work on him.
Evolved the most throughout the animeV2 Comments
Both beautiful and deadly she definitely deserves to be higher
Lust should be WAY higher! She was so awesome! - PlatinumTheHitgirl
Miss Wolverine with an attitude!
The 2nd Lieutenant should be up this list! He is the big breasts loving and always heart broken person. Don't you agree, Jacqueline?
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3. Roy Mustang
2. Pride/Wrath (Brotherhood)
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