Best Fullmetal Alchemist Characters
The Top Ten
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!
Where do I start? Hmm, not only is he caring, understanding and willing to stand up for those he cares about. He's smart, a quick thinker and a complete badass, not to mention HOTT! I honestly love Edward, not just as a main character but as character on his own. His back story was completely sympathetic, his love for his brother is beautiful and his deel care for Winry Rockbell is goals. I fell in love with his anger, his smile, his laughter, his motivation to get stronger at the same time help others. I fell in love with his understanding. The best part is his voice, his English voice actor did justice to his character and I'm happy about that. Ed is truly one of the best anime characters out there and I love him.
Roy Mustang is actually my favorite character in the series. He has always been such a deep and complex character to me, and his goal to lead the country is not a selfish one, but one of love for his people. He wants to see Amestris succeed, and he wants to never have to take orders that could go against his beliefs ever again. He also has such a fierce determination to protect those he cares about. Roy Mustang is a true hero. I just wish he would buckle down and just ask Riza to marry him already.
Who else can kill you by snapping
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
Roy Mustang is such an awesome character. Definitely my favorite. I don't know what it is about him, but his personality was really well thought out. He is funny and calm, but he can also snap and unleash his wrath. He's the only person that defeated TWO homunculi! He destroyed Lust and Envy in the most badass of ways. My favorite character in the masterpiece that is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood!
So hard to take Al serious with the armor he's in despite the voice that comes out of him. He's much more mature than Ed, you'd think he was the older brother!
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.
I love both brothers, but Alphonse is such a sweetheart. His kind and loving nature, his innocence and willingness to help others is so charming and likeable. I will say, that in the original series, Al was a very melodramatic character, and his existential crisis was more dragged on, and ultimately very annoying. I will also say, his voice in the English dub of Brotherhood is far more dynamic and less irritating. Also fits his innocent and soft demeanor. Overall, Elric Brothers are best boys.
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!
She is an absolutely beautiful, strong woman who has a warm heart and a great manner. I ADORE HER WITH ALL MY HEART
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 my favorite character. She is strong, calm, really professional, but at the same time she is really warm, kind, loyal, selfless and protective woman. She have amazing skills with a guns and I can say that she really have Hawk's eyes. I ship her and Roy so much. They are perfect together. I love how she have to save him in rainy days, and how she manage to make him look stupid sometimes. And the ideas, that her father was Roy's alchemy teacher, and her tattoo on her back with the secrets of flame alchemy make this ship even more stronger for me. RoyxRiza
She is strong and loyal, though She may come off as cold and strict, she has a softer and more maternal siren to her that seem s to come out when’s the Elric brothers are involved. I love how loyal she is and that she can be strict but still a very kind and beautiful woman.
He is so cool plus he is a loving father. Why did he have to die. But still you have to agree with me the way he died was legendary.
Even though his character was short-lived, he was one of the best established character in the series.
I cried so much when he died, he was one of my favorite characters...
I really like him that when he die I become emotionally detach from the story.
Good to see him in more episodes of the first FMA
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/Ling is so awesome! The way that greed and ling coexist within the same body is very intriguing. Plus I love Greed's snarky attitude. This is by far the most interesting character in the entire series
Her friendship with the Elric brothers and her budding relationship with Edward was one of my favorite things about Brotherhood. I loved how she was feminine, yet intelligent and badass (delivering a baby, anyone? ) at the same time. She also helped to humanize things in a show filled with alchemists and homunculi. I love her!
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 was amazing in Brotherhood but I kinda disliked her in 2003 anime.
Such a pathetic fool inside a mean badass shell. Through endless years of suffering he finally finds his angel, only to learn her death after and left with two sons who blame him. Only thing he ever wanted was to love and be loved. Besides his death, the scene where he made Ed cry was impactful.
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.
The guy who showed the world that immortality is a curse of its own. His life was so deep and sad. He loved his wife and sons yet he couldn't daw them out of fear of harming them and at the very end of his life was when he found out its true purpose
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.
His characterisation of the sin he was embodying was, simply put, perfect. Even though he did kill Hughes, I found it very hard to hate him, as his character was done so well. Despite being a villain, he has great character depth and you create a sort of sympathy with him. His death, though it made me sad to see him leave, was on spot. His lines, the meanings, how he tries to get them against each other and then his frantic screaming at the end, just hit the spot. The voice actor in Japanese was really talented, and I must say it made me like the ending a lot more. I also love how all the people trying to kill him also had some emotional baggage towards him and they all wanted their own revenge for their own different reasons. His death was one of the most satisfying I have ever seen in any anime.
The BEST CHARACTER IN THE WORLD Isn’t it annoying that people hate him? I know he killed Hughes but I got really mad at Marcoh when he turned envy into the cute but little green slug.
I love this sadistic palm tree so much! You simple humans don’t deserve him.
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!
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.
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?
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.
A somewhat empty character, there is actually a fair bit of depth to wrath, as discovered through some of his more quiet moments. He is driven in his goals, yet possesses an odd human side very unlike the other homunculi, namely his feelings towards his wife.
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.
These 2 combined made an epic amazing team!
I loved wrath’s face when greedling told him don’t look down on humans. He was such a good character
I loved Olivier she is such an awesome queen that could kill you in two seconds
Such a badass character. Love her
Awesome, take-no-prisoners, badass, and tough-as-nails woman. She is so kick-ass and her harsh, devoted, and loyal demeanor coupled with her subtle compassion make her one of the best anime characters of all time! Riza is more chill and sweet, but I love Olivier's intensity.
Ever since she was introduced in the manga, I loved her character. She's a tough, badass, cold (ha, get it? ), and intelligent person. Definitely a personal favorite of mine. - Absolite
Let me show you the popularity that has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations.
Looks like he and Sig Curtis became friends through their muscles - xandermartin98
First, he's cool, second, he CARES ABOUT OTHERS. I mean, it's hard to pass up.
Is he the only guy in anime with a middle name?
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
She's loving but at the same time can kick butt. It would be awesome if she was in the top ten.
What everyone should take away from her character: don't piss off housewives
... Why isn't this number 1? He practically squashed everyone combined...
So god daum powerful. it's like what
Gets beaten by ed with his bare hands
He never absorbed God just a lot of energy for the God In there world is truth and truth is all so he would have absorbed Edward alphonse Roy
Even himself which is a paradox a real paradox which is right here
Does a set of all set contain itself
That's a real one - Dimderi
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
Why is he below Father... This doesn't make any sense, Ling is so funny
Ling is definitely one of the best characters in this anime. He's hilarious, but at the same time he can be badass. - Absolite
Sorry, just had to say that I love my sweet, hilarious, beautiful baby who does not understand much language of this country.
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...
She was great, especially in 2003. I felt that out of all homunculus she was the most complex, three dimensional character.
Both beautiful and deadly she definitely deserves to be higher
Miss Wolverine with an attitude!
Lust should be WAY higher! She was so awesome! - PlatinumTheHitgirl
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.
Started off as a killer who is somewhat justified in their actions yet is incredibly brutal and merciless. He has an Incredibly tortured backstory, arguably more than Edward and Alphonse. He then has an incredible character development when he realises the duality of his justice. A rather astonishing character, one of the best in anime in my opinion.
He started as a badass, merciless serial killer, but not without compassion and gradually evolves into a sympathetic, caring, yet brutal ally and protagonist. He was a key component in stopping Father's master plan and in helping rebuild Ishval, as well as reform Amestris. Brutal, hardcore, mysterious, and powerful character. Loved that he changed his perspective and found a common enemy in the homunculi with the other heroes. Also very wise and enlightened. Glad he survived the end. Deserves top ten status, or at least placement above Kimblee.
The most improved character Hands down, from a killer to a savior
22nd? Really? The only antagonist EVER that became my favorite character.
Definitely doesn't deserve to be this low. So cute and funny! Well-done interesting character.
Expected her to be higher up wow. she's adorable and badass which makes for an ace character in my opinion
She crossed the dessert and she is only twelve, she is so independent, strong and brave alchemist. Also she takes care of everyone who needs help, even when she did not know the person.
May is awesome. End of discussion.
The 2nd Lieutenant should be up this list! He is the big breasts loving and always heart broken person. Don't you agree, Jacqueline?
Oh man do I love this guy! Jean is my favorite of Mustang’s team! He is such a well-rounded character with some pretty heartbreaking moments. I just wish we could have seen his struggle with get his legs healed. That would’ve been so good to flesh him out even more!
Who doesn't love a smoker for comic relief?
He was epic.
'Oh Solaris! '
How did he not see it?
Number 21?!? Are you flipping kidding me. I guess she was just a background character, I still believed that she had amazing potential but the writer kinda decided to chuck her away. But I'm not mad at the writer for not making her a main character, because if they had to make all the interesting characters main ones, than that means that the background ones would simply be boring. So he made background characters have good character as well wich was great.
So underrated, she had more than enough potential to be more than a background-type character. She's a kickass ninja with a strong will, who's also loyal and trustworthy, but with a soft spot for the people she cares about. She's also fairly funny, like when she's eating or when she glares, haha! Overall a strong character with a ton of untapped potential, and that's why I love her!
21? I know she's a supporting background character but she still was interesting, had growth and some complexity that could've been more fleshed out. Can't believe she didn't make the top 20.
One of the strongest girls out there. A total badass superninja, not to mention very cute!
He was hilarious. I loved how he killed Kimblee I gave him the thumbs up for that!
I've always thought Pride was a pretty well thought out villain. While he is pretty evil, it's clear by the end of the anime that he did it all to make his 'Father' proud. Also I've always thought it was cute that he truly did care for his adopted mother.
Probably one of the only anime villains to ever give me chills.
In the manga/2009 series - When he was first introduced, I hated his guts (not that he had any... Haha) for what he did to Al. But somehow, this ax-crazy serial killer eventually became really funny and actually endearing, almost, when he wasn't out killing people. I was actually really sad when he died...
I like him because he's pretty funny; when Havoc said he had an interesting girlfriend, Barry The Chopper asked if she was interesting to cut lol
His character was really funny and good and had a crazy yet silly type of feel, and his death was really saddening to me
A butcher with killing instict!
She really deserved a lot more screen time, she only stole in order to pay back Mr. Dominic who helped her get auto mail for her legs but thanks to Winry she's managed to turn her life around.
Truly underrated character. Incredible strategy and intelligence at such a old age. Not only capable at leading, but witty and entertaining.
Her death made me angry with the fuhrer. If he didn’t kill Martel, I may have liked him.
I liked that 03 gave her more screen time. I liked her relationship with Alphonse. - Smash64
Badass snake girl that was actually a good person. So sad that she died whilst inside Alphonse. That must've been real awkward and tough on him.
Martel is amazing. I almost cried when she died.
She is one of the most under rated charters in anime history she over throne by father. Imean people remember him because of his power not in his charter. Dante was much more interesting and a bit more realistic than most villains we'll just her personality some one so cold and heartless. She was the lover to the Elric father he left her and that why it think she more realistic then father I can see some becoming evil because of some thing like that.
She's not the best character ever, but she does not deserve to be this low on the list. I think she makes an amazing villain. Although cold and heartless in many ways, her backstory allows her character to be realistic and relatable in some ways. She didn't have a ridiculously big goal like Father's (becoming God), but instead aimed for immortality.
She is the best villain ever.
When he smiled and said, 'Correct answer' at the end to Ed... It gave me the chills
God/Truth is the most powerful character. Even father couldn't handle the Truth.
I mean he is the most powerful character... he deserves some recognition.
Why is fu so low on the list? I would like to have a grandpa whose a badass ninja
This guy is just the cutest thing! I love Fuery so much! He has such epic moments (even though they’re few and far between) and he is so smart! I totally think he was skimped on, but I still love him!
He is a really adorable character, wish he had more screen time.
No He's ugly and looks like belly buttons that look like watermelons that are in an animation in the television and they have jelly talons.
He was a actually a really interesting guy, also your skill in poorly insulting a character's design saddens me - Kuro
How could one even say that? The guy is adorable inside and out. I really felt for him when they send HIM of all people to that border war with WW2 environment.
Such an underrated character. He should be higher on this list. - Smash64
The dude is ishvalan and one of the coolest characters I have seen ever in my life, COME ON, look at how he orders the tanks to fire in opening 4, don't tell me you don't love that
Miles is the basis on which the country will heal and be reconstructed. He has several origins and assume each one oth them. He is the perfect officer : obeing the orders of his general when commander, taking initiative when separated from her. Also, his charisma in Opening 4 is incredible!
I like him because he...
Oh come on guys! I know she isn't in either series very long but surely such an adorable and tragic character deserves one lousy vote? She even helps with the birth of Elicia in the '03 series for goodness sake! If there is nothing heroic about helping Ed discover his ability to use Alchemy without a Transmutation Circle which ultimately results in the birth of a healthy infant then the world is even more twisted than her father! - Nononsensecapeesh
Nina and Alexander's (don't forget the cute puppy) death was so sad I nearly cried. RIP Nina and Alexander!
Even though she makes a short appearance it was sad how she dies she deserved better.
She was so cute. WHY IS HER FATHER SUCH A MONSTER!
Why is Gluttony not at the top? He is a amazing, adorable character.
Gluttony is the best he will just eat you
Gluttony is by far the best!
The cutest character.
This man died doing what he loved. Serving as a brave general for the people. Olivier Armstrong killed him in cold blood! :'( It brings sorrow to my heart. All he wanted was a wife, someone to love him, and she stabbed him in the back. He was lonely, and his only lover betrayed him.
Amazing, how he nearly killed envy, just amazing!
How is he this low?! - Smash64
so bad ass
I would like to have that puppy
Such a cute puppy @-@
It’s supposed to be Elicia Hughes but yes she is the cutest thing! “Trainy Choo choo! ”
Isn't it Elicia Hughes? Well, she's a young baby. Her Father was going to teach her many things, but couldn't as he died in 10 episodes. So sad when she only wanted an answer to why they are burying Hughes. She's just 3 years old and she lost her father to that age. What tears me up is that Wrath actually wanted to shut her up, and her living a life without Hughes. Rest in Peace The-elicia-that-was-supposed-to-be-funny. -2010 or 2018.
Den deserves credit. Awesome dog. Best character in the series if you ask me
Maria Ross is amazing, just as cool as riza if you ask me
She’s awesome - Smash64
He's grumpy but he cares.
2003 Sloth was especially interesting given she was created by Ed and Al when they tried to revive their mother. She looks and sounds just like Trisha, and uses those qualities to manipulate them (especially poor Al). Worst part was how she died, and how Wrath (not Bradley, but Izumi's son) had to watch his adoptive mother just evaporate in front of him. - llamakalamari
Lol why is there a sloth? - MehMcBoored
Guys, get over it. Sloth is the best character.
Sloth is just cool.
Shou Tucker is my favorite character from this franchise as a whole; I am strictly a fan of villains and especially truly sinister ones of this caliber, so when other fans root for the Elric brothers, I highly prefer this character over all others due to the depth and dimension of the emotional struggle and actual display of scientific progression at any cost; Tucker takes the idea of a mad scientist and brings it to life and all the whirl creates emotion in the viewer audience - the best kind of emotion as it is unforgettable and iconic in its horrific nature. I love him the most and always will- best character in this franchise by far for me, both in Brotherhood and original anime variations. - PrinceZarbon
What the hell is he doing here? He's a twisted, selfish psycho who saw his family and dog as guinea pigs! But on the whole, one can't blame him for realising the error of his ways in the '03 version and since he ends up as a chimera himself in that version, he can be considered a tragic character somehow or somewhat. - Nononsensecapeesh
He's better than all the rest of the characters due to his actions and mad scientist decision making- it is this special kind of evil that makes me adore him most of all. - PrinceZarbon
Tucker turned Nina into a chimera! Why is he not in the very back?
He deserves to be number one for being so memorable and in a good way as I can easily forget others but never just how much I love him for being a very special kind of evil. - PrinceZarbon
It's a good thing that he is in last place. - ToukaKirishima
He should be first place for being such an amazing and unforgettable character as I adore him the most in the entire franchise. - PrinceZarbon
? Rose? Really? Who likes Rose? I admit, she isn't BAD, but really. She doesn't deserve to be above anyone on this list.
Dude, I totally agree with U. Someone else deserves this place more than her. Someone who did something awesome and incredible to ACTUALLY deserve the spot. I'm not a hater of Rose. Not at all. This is just my opinion on things.
Rose was much better in the original series because in the original she was actually a strong charter she lead her people I mean yeah ed help throw it but is there anyone you ed didn't help in the show and I think this version was much darker because we'll she was rape aim they never say it but the fact she was a mute and with the baby and with her city attack in war yeah so there not a lot to rose but I think she deserves a little more credit not a hole lot
In 2003,she was just a damsel in distress who caused trouble for everyone and finally got Ed stabbed. - Tia-Harribel
Yoki is great funny guy with great driving skill
Lol Yoki is really funny character.
Yoki should be at the bottom, in fact, he shouldn't be on this list. Black Hayate needs to replace this guy on the list.
Funny. I like him on Brotherhood - Smash64