Fullmetal Alchemist Concepts

Fullmetal Alchemist is an manga series in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise
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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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fox Eyes

When a character always seems to have their eyes shut. This can be used to either show wisdom or mischief.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

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.

Immortality

The ability to live beyond a regular human's lifespan.

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.

Madness

In Soul Eater "Madness" is the power that Kishin and evil spirits use to corrupt others and drive them crazy, often resulting in them turning evil. After the release of Asura, Madness begins to build up around the world uncontrollably.

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.

Military

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

Moronic character

The kind of character always gets into trouble by his or her bad luck, silliness, and/or cluelessness. A common source of comedy.

Mother

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

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Ninjas

A ninja is a (typically Japanese) warrior, trained in martial arts fighting styles, and whom typically specializes in stealthy tactics and unorthodox arts of war.

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.

Omake

An Omake is extra content that is often added to the end of manga volumes and some anime episodes for comedic effect.

Origin Story

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

Parents

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

Partners

A group of at least two people who always work together and often make each other stronger by doing so.

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