30 Day FMA Challenge: Day 26

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It is day twenty-six of the 30 Day FMA Challenge.

26. Favorite Moment Involving the Elric Brothers

My favorite moment involving Ed and Al is actually there fight/make up after they first break in to the fifth laboratory. Barry the Chopper tries to convince Al during their encounter that Ed actually created him artificially, and that he is not real at all. This leaves Al with some extreme paranoia, the the point where he runs away, prompting Ed to go after him. The arc ends with a very heartfelt moment, with Ed explaining that Al is all the family he has left.

The scene, despite not initially having a large impact on me, has, in my eyes, grown to be symbolic of their entire relationship. The two of them travel together, fight together, and work together because they are the only family they have. Sure, Winry is their, she also does not know what it was like on the day they tried human transmutation. They also share the goal of getting back their original bodies which bonds them even closer together. It is a scene that is jam packed with meaning.


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