Things That Differentiate Fullmetal Alchemist from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

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The Top Ten

1 The Story

The story except for the beginning is entirely different. - Kiteretsunu

There's a lot more going on in brotherhood

2 The Main Villain

The Original Fullmetal Alchemist's villain is Lady Dante and Brotherhoods main villain is Father. - egnomac

3 Brotherhood Most Closely Follows the Manga

Only 2 filler episodes in Brotherhood

4 The Appearance of Certain Characters
5 The Character Sloth

FM Sloth is Ed & Al's dead mother who they tried to bring back with alcemy, Brotherhood Sloth is this Large bulking monster. - egnomac

6 King Bradly

King Bradley was pride in this one and wrath in the brotherhood one.

7 The Character Wrath

FM Wrath was Izumi's child who she tried to bring back to life through Alchemy, BH King Bradley is secretly the Hummuncolis Wrath. - egnomac

8 The Identity of Winry's Parents Murderer

Mustang was the one who murder's winry parents by order in the first version and in brotherhood It was revealed that Scar was the one who murdered them in a blind rage. - egnomac

9 Winry's Characterization
10 Winry and Edward Get Together In the End

The Contenders

11 Barry the Chopper

In FMA, Barry kidnaps Winry in the beginning and lures in Ed. In FMAB, Barry is a soul bonded to a suit of armor.

12 Rose's Role
13 Envy's Gender

In the 2003 version he was a guy but in Brotherhood he's genderless

14 Bratja/Brothers

Brotherhood's only missed opportunity.

15 The Homunculi

(Spoiler alert)

In FMA, Wrath is the result of Izumi's failed human transmutation. In FMAB, Wrath is King Bradley, who is Pride in FMA. In FMAB, instead of King Bradley, Pride is his adoptive son Selim. FMA's Sloth and FMAB's Sloth are different too. FMA's Sloth is the result of the Elric brother's failed attempt in resurrecting their mother, while FMAB's Sloth is a lazy and buff guy created by the Father

The method to create a homunculus in both series are different too. In FMA, homunculi are created in a failed human transmutation. In FMAB, they're created using pilosopher's stones by the Father

(Correct me if I'm wrong) - FireWasp2004

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