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Frank Archer is a member of the Amestris State Military stationed in Central City. He replaced Maes Hughes after his murder.
OriginArcher was a Lt. Colonel sent to replace Maes Hughes after his death. He first showed up in the 26th episode, but was not formally introduced till the 29th. His main ambition was to rise up in the ranks and gain power.
CreationArcher was an original character created for the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, rather than by the manga author, Hiromu Arakawa. In the Japanese language track, Archer was played by Show Hayami, and in English he is played by Troy Baker.
Major Story ArcsLt. Colonel Archer was one of the few army officials who knew King Bradley's true identity, and thus was charged with a lot of difficult work.
When he met Solf J. Kimblee, the former Crimson Alchemist, at the Southern Military Headquarters, he offered to have the former criminal exonerated for his past crimes in exchange for rejoining the military. He accepted, and the two stormed in on the Devil's Nest bar, resulting in many casualties.
He also led the military assault on Reole, which resulted in many casualties once it was discovered that the city was a giant transmutation circle.