Fullmetal Alchemist Concepts

Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise
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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.

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.

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 Boobs

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

Birthday

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

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.

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.

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.

Corrupt Leaders

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

Cross-Dressing

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

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.

Equivalent Exchange

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

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.

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.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Filler

Something that isn't from the manga. Could be characters, episodes, and so forth.

Fishing

The act of catching fish, usually with a rod and reel. Is often seen in any anime that takes place outdoors or in settings in the past where fishing was a valuable skill needed to gather food.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Grandmother

The mother of one's mother or father.

Homunculi

Featured in both FullMetal Alchemist manga and FullMetal alchemist anime, even featured in the FMA film Conquorer of Shambala. In both manga,and anime Homunculi are near immortal and are the enemies of Ed and Al.

Hot-blooded

Someone who can't think calmly and always jumps into action without thinking much. They're rather unpredictable for both their allies and their enemies.

Human Transmutation

Alchemy's most forbidden taboo. Sewing life together and with good reason. As the saying goes whats dead should stay dead.

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Leader

The character is in higher rank. in hiearchy. Either he/she's an officer or simply marked as a leader of the group. He/she's the one making the important decisions ragarding the group or organisation he/she's leading.

Legendary Parent

Many times in anime and manga, the protagonist of the series will not know who their parent is, or just think they're a regular person, only to later discover that they were a legendary figure or had incredible powers.

Maids & Butlers

Maids and Butlers are highly popular within anime and manga. They can simply be a job, or they can be a lifestyle for loyal servants to a master or mistress. Identified by a particular uniform. Also popular in cosplay.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Military

The force of defense and offense of a nation. Are mostly equiped with the best weapons that the nation can provide.

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Nun

A woman who has taken vows committing herself to a spiritual life.

Nurses

A Nurse is a regular hospital worker and Doctor's assistant. Assisting in the day to day care of patients, they can be male or female.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Otaku

In Japanese, otaku means people who are obsessed over something. Usually, it is in reference to anime, manga, and video games. In the western world, the word is frequently designated to a fan of anime, manga, video games and/or Japanese culture.

Paku-Man

Male characters voiced by female voice actresses.

Parents

Someone or something that both has and raises children/offspring.

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