Fullmetal Alchemist Concepts

Fullmetal Alchemist is a franchise comprised of 4 movies, 4 anime series, 1 manga series
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4Koma

A popular comicstrip format in Japan, usually used for gag comic strips. Consists of four equal-sized panels depicting a sequence going from top to bottom.

Alchemy

This alchemy describes the one used in full metalchemist rather then the one in Busou Renkin Manga and Busou Renkin anime it workson the principal of equivalent exchange and has way different techniques,tabos it reallly hits an unused subject matter it also works with chimera alchemy(alchemy to cross fuse different animals via alchemy) as well as the taboo of alchemy human transmutation

Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

Ambiguous Gender

A common theme in anime and manga is for a character to be a man that looks feminine or a woman that looks masculine, often leading the viewers to believe them to be of the opposite gender.

Amestris State Military

The Amestris State Military is the main source of military offensive and political power in Amestris. Commanded over by the Fuhrer.

Amputee

A character that has had one or more of his/her limbs completely severed.

Anime Laws of Physics

Originally compiled by Darrin Bright and Ryan Shellito at the California Polytechnical Institute, they explain much of the abnormal physics phenomena we see in most anime.

Antagonist

The main opposing force of a story. Normally the antagonist is a villain but other forms of fiction may have them as heroes or indifferent characters.

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Bad Turned Good

Also known as redemption. This is when someone who was previously wicked decided to become good.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Big Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Big for Their Age

When a character looks far older than they actually are. This is typical in anime and manga especially with high school characters who can sometimes look almost like they're in their twenties or even older.

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Bishojo

Typical "beautiful girl" in anime and manga

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Chess

Chess is a strategic game that is played on a checkered board. Played with either black or white pieces that are of different ranks and abilities.

Chibi

Chibi means to be small in stature. In anime/manga the term is used for a character that is small in appearance and exaggerated features.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse is the act of an adult striking or causing harm to a child. Not necessarily physical, but emotional abuse as well.There are also adults who sexually abuse kids called Pedophilia.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Chimera

A chimera is an alchemical fusion between two or more beings.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Convenient Censorship

Convenient Censorship such as steam, hair and beams of light are often used in anime and manga to show naked characters while obscuring their "naughty bits".

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Cool character

Someone who remains calm in most of the situations. Even in the middle of battle.

Corrupt Leaders

Power corrupts. Bureaucratic power (especially tied to other powers) is no exception.

Coward

Often used as a form of comic relief in anime, cowards run away to fight another day. This doesn't mean they won't stand up for what's right, they'll just do it with trembling knees.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Cyborgs

A fictional being that is part organic and part machine.

Detective

A Detective is one who works to solve crimes and mysteries of the world using not brawn, but their minds. These can be part of law enforcement or freelance.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Drowning

Drowning is death from suffocation (asphyxia) caused by a liquid entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen leading to cerebral hypoxia and cardiac arrest.

Eclipse

An astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object moves into the shadow of another.

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage.

Equivalent Exchange

"Mankind can not obtain anything without first sacrificing something in return. That is Alchemy's law of equivalent exchange"

Evil

The philosophical idea of the opposition of good. Some believe it is the opposite of good while others consider it a misguided attempt of good.

Evil Twin

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

Fangirl

A girl who is a loyal fan to some person, show, book, or other objects; and takes this support to an almost extreme level at times. A true fanatic.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Femme Fatale

A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.

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