Edward Elric

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Name: Edward Elric

Age: 15-18

Magic: Alchemy

Occupation: State Alchemist

Hair Colour: Blonde

Dislikes: Being Called Short

Family: Alphonse Elric (Younger Brother), Van Hohenheim (Father), Winry Rockbell (wife)

 

Edward Elric known as the Full Metal Alchemist. He is the main protagonist in Full Metal Alchemist. He looses both his right arm and left leg after failing to preform a human transmutation on his mother. Edward then became the youngest state alchemist at 12 years old. He became a state alchemist in order to help his research to discover a way to return his brother to his body.

Edward comes across as really immature and stubborn. He is really strong-willed and frequently lets his pettiness and vindictiveness get the better of him, especially when being called short.  He can be selfish and rather self-absorbed. He is largely hostile towards figures of authority and feels little incentive to follow orders with which he disagrees, earning him the distinction of being a loose cannon of sorts. Edward has also displayed a propensity towards impatience and an inability to sit still for long, which perhaps contributes to his love of travel.

However for those that have made an impact on him he shows his deeper nature. He becomes selfless, unflinching loyal, and shows great compassion. As someone who has had to suffer greatly at such a young age, Edward cannot ignore the true suffering of others and becomes sympathetic upon sensing pain and resolve in people’s hearts.

Although his words or actions can come across as harsh he usually does the things he does to help people move forward as quickly as possible. He also attempts to make them help themselves.

Edward has a strong bond with his brother, Alphonse. Their bond deepened after the death of their mother. Ed’s relationship with Winry Rockbell is likely one of his more complex personal connections. They had been childhood friends. Edward argues with Winry even more than he does with Al, their similarly stubborn personalities keeping them at odds with one another despite their powerful bond. It is only at the end of the series that Ed confesses his feelings to Winry. Edward has a complicated relationship with his father Von Hohenheim. Ed blames his father for his mother’s death.

Ed is a capable fighter and an acclaimed alchemist. He knows martial arts and preforms alchemy without a transmutation circle. He has an uncanny level of focus that allows him to effectively shut out everything from his surroundings and devote all of his considerable mental power to whatever problem demands his attention, especially in the case of books.

Edward is voiced by Romi Park in the Japanese (subbed) version and Vic Mignogna in the English dub.

Edward is a complex character with multiple layers. An interesting character to watch.

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