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Forgive me my sins
Fullmetal Alchemist is Hiromu Arakawa's.

The title of the drawing is lyrics from Within Temptation's Truth Beneath the Rose. 

This time, Roy kills Pride out of mercy, because Pride has killed his son, the only human he ever cared for.
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Gold three-legged chair by IsangsimaronBatis
Gold three-legged chair
Fullmetal Alchemist is Hiromu Arakawa's. 

On Pride's sixth birthday, the Master gave him a chair. Pride was very grateful and sat in it, only for the chair to topple over with a glorious rattle. He sat in the chair again, with the same result. The third time he fell over he said quietly, 

"Master, there's something wrong with the chair."

"That is ridiculous, Pride. There is nothing wrong with the chair. There is something wrong with you."

Pride grew fretful. 

"Please tell me my deficiency Master, so I can fix it."

"Now Pride, don't be foolish..you are without deficiency, flawless in every way."

Now Pride was confused. 

The Master seated herself in Pride's chair. Of course, the Master was his creator, and knew more, so it was reasonable that the Master knew how to sit in the chair.

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The Master sent Pride into town among the humans, and instructed him to take the chair with him. Pride was worried that the chair would get dirty, so he wrapped it in cloth. 

The moment he entered the human crowd, hundreds of humans swarmed the chair to gawk at it, scream out what it was, "a gold chair", "Oohwooww" "Lemme see" "Gimme" "'Outta my way" Some tried to steal it, others knocked each down to the ground for the chance to sit in the chair. But unsurprisingly, they had no success in sitting in the chair, and they toppled over, bringing the chair with them down into dirt and mud. Eventually Pride lost patience and wrenched the chair away from them and set it upright. So much for keeping the chair clean.

Pride was in the middle of cleaning the chair when he heard the footsteps of yet another human approaching. Pride blocked the chair to prevent yet another offensive human from knocking it over, but to his surprise, the human drew a circle with chalk, and there was a burst of light, instantly cleaned the chair. 

"You're an alchemist," Pride realized. 

"I still have so much to learn," said the human. He was bright-eyed and enthusiastic, but looked tired. "I know I just cleaned your chair, but would you mind if  I sat on it?"

Pride was surprised that the human wasn't rude like the others but replied,

"No one's been able to sit down on it successfully."

Though his words were polite, his mind was saying something else. 

And what makes you think you'll be any different?

"I'll try my best not to tip it over."
The alchemist looked at the chair, which only had three legs. He studied it, walking around it to view it from different angles, and then he sat down on the chair.

It stayed upright. 

Pride was baffled. 

"Well done, young man."

How did this lowly human manage to sit in the chair?

Pride was troubled, and after the alchemist went on his way, Pride took the chair back and returned to the Master. 

"Did you learn anything during your time outside, Pride?" she asked.

Pride placed the chair on the floor and looked up at the Master.

"Master, as a Homunculus I am stronger and more durable than humans, less irrational than them, and more knowledgeable than them. Yet human alchemists are better, because they have knowledge I don't."

Pride was distraught at feeling second-best, and got an idea. "But if I learn alchemy..."

"Don't be foolish, Pride. You are not equipped to perform alchemy."

"Why?"

"How can you hope to learn alchemy if you don't even understand that only humans may perform alchemy?"

"But why only humans?" Pride raised his voice slightly. "Why is knowing separate from performing? What makes me less than that primitive pack of fools out there?"

"You will not arrive at the answer just by incessantly asking "why". I gave you the opportunity to seek the answer on your own, you are six years old, old enough and thus mature enough to make such inquiries by yourself."
 
Pride was disappointed at the Master's answer, but showed her due respect with a bow as he left, but not without a glance at the chair which held a frustratingly elusive secret, and exclusive secret, that revealed itself to some humans, but not to him. 

Master had said it was futile, but Pride vowed to learn alchemy. Only then would he find out for himself if the chair would then accept him.
 



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Brotherhood: That would be really ridiculous, even though he only has one soul....Even based on visuals alone...Can you really imagine Wrath in a nursing home? Can you? 

First anime:  Whether Pride actually ages or only appears to age is irrelevant. The point is he's not human. Human mad scientists tend to make creations that will last much longer than they do--this is part of their legacy. Imagine Pride/Bradley in an alternate universe, five hundred years from now, still  middle-aged, or in an aging version with white hair, still screwing over humans, even though we don't really need an artificial human for that, do we? In contrast, an aging, mortal Pride would make no sense. Regeneration doesn't equal the appearance of youth. Dante made Pride look middle-aged to inspire confidence in the people, but he would have the same regenerative ability whether he looked like a baby or an octogenarian. Either way, you couldn't just wait for Pride to reach a certain age and keel over. That's not a Homunculus. -___- 
  • Listening to: Seiatsu (FMA OST 3)
Everyone loves an execution
Fullmetal Alchemist is Hiromu Arakawa's.

First anime handles Roy's killing the Homunculus very carefully. We see Roy set Pride on fire and then the camera cuts away. The camera only returns once Pride is dissolving into the floor. Roy is also exhausted, increasing our sympathy for him and dead Selim, and taking the edge off the fact that Roy has just repeatedly burned someone alive. Roy is basically put in the role of a torturer and executioner, but the one executed was not innocent, it's viewed by the audience as an act of solemn justice.  

In Brotherhood the camera gazes invasively as Roy torches Lust. We see her from every angle as she's regenerating and as she's being incinerated repeatedly. Every detail of her exposed viscera is shown to us by the unrelenting camera. As Roy is consumed by vengeful bloodlust, we are also consumed, because after all, Lust is just a monster--and worse, a feminine monster, so it's okay to destroy a monster, especially a monster who has done evil things. 

Brotherhood treated the Homunculi deaths as a nauseating spectacle. The story also expects us to sympathize with the humans destroying the monsters, feeding the characters', and the audience's---bloodlust and sadistic fascination with seeing torture and death in detail--that has its place in horror stories, but the story expects us to sympathize with Roy, the sadistic torturer and executioner, because he's the hero.

So here, I applied Brotherhood's logic to first anime. What do you think, dear readers?
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Brotherhood: That would be really ridiculous, even though he only has one soul....Even based on visuals alone...Can you really imagine Wrath in a nursing home? Can you? 

First anime:  Whether Pride actually ages or only appears to age is irrelevant. The point is he's not human. Human mad scientists tend to make creations that will last much longer than they do--this is part of their legacy. Imagine Pride/Bradley in an alternate universe, five hundred years from now, still  middle-aged, or in an aging version with white hair, still screwing over humans, even though we don't really need an artificial human for that, do we? In contrast, an aging, mortal Pride would make no sense. Regeneration doesn't equal the appearance of youth. Dante made Pride look middle-aged to inspire confidence in the people, but he would have the same regenerative ability whether he looked like a baby or an octogenarian. Either way, you couldn't just wait for Pride to reach a certain age and keel over. That's not a Homunculus. -___- 
  • Listening to: Seiatsu (FMA OST 3)

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