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Old 2009-05-27, 08:24   Link #41
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He needs to focus to be really good, but when he does, things hit the fan.
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Old 2009-05-27, 14:02   Link #42
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Old 2009-05-27, 22:35   Link #44
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More on the alchemy than the man, but is it true that Roy is the only one who knows flame alchemy?
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Old 2009-05-28, 02:50   Link #45
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Old 2009-06-06, 08:05   Link #46
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I am really amused that I keep seeing comments on blogs and boards that Roy Mustang is not as cool in this series. Well aren't they in for a treat.

But I guess I can't blame them for thinking that because the one cool thing Roy did in the early part of the manga (the end of Vol 5 when we first saw his alchemy at work) was cut from this version. Instead we get Roy getting wet twice.
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Old 2009-06-06, 08:37   Link #48
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Yeah and they won't be animating the Flame vs Fullmetal omake either. I guess that first impression can't be helped.

Oh well, it's all a matter of time. When Brotherhood gets to the twenties, those comments should definitely change.

And it's not like they had him use his alchemy that much more in the first series. In fact it was rather clear to me that the first series team didn't have much of an idea what to do with Roy and his whole gang.

Edit: Haladflire65, you should edit your post and use spoiler tags for that. Everything from the manga that hasn't happened in Brotherhood yet needs to be properly tagged for spoilers.
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I felt that in the first series, too. Now that I think about it, Roy didn't really do anything except for the Furher battle, probably. Pity. I'm glad they're following the manga this time.
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Old 2009-06-06, 12:30   Link #50
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Roy is the type of character that doesn't do much, but when he does something, it's so cool that it overcompensates. Since he hasn't done anything noteworthy yet, I guess it's normal why people don't find him as cool yet. I hope they don't wait too long until they show us his true power, otherwise people who haven't read the manga will lose hope for him.

Also, the idea that he is useless when he is wet (which he isn't) is just done for comedy purposes, though the non-manga readers probably don't know that.
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Old 2009-06-06, 20:12   Link #51
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Roy is the type of character that doesn't do much, but when he does something
Well I would say yes until a certain scene Roy doesn't do much and we mainly get glimpses of him. But after that particular scene I would say Roy does a whole hell of a lot.

He definitely does more than 1st Anime!Roy. Well I would say the difference is in the 1st anime Roy is more of a supporting character who doesn't show his true colors until close to the end.

In the manga I would say he is much more of a main character. Story wise he is probably the 3rd most important character after Ed & Al. Since after Ed & Al's goal his goal definitely gets the most attention.

But yes I am not surprised that after these 9 episodes people who have not read the manga do not get this.
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Old 2009-06-09, 20:48   Link #59
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Again, more on the alchemy than the man, but I always get the feel that flame alchemy works by igniting the area Roy chooses. So, it doesn't matter what material is available. As long as there is air, he can transmute the flames.

I did mention above that Roy is deadly only when he focuses, but when he does, oh boy...
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Again, more on the alchemy than the man, but I always get the feel that flame alchemy works by igniting the area Roy chooses. So, it doesn't matter what material is available. As long as there is air, he can transmute the flames.
I think the way it works is he creates a spark with his gloves and then adjusts the concentration of oxygen in the air to make flames spread out. It seems like an easy thing, but when you think about it, it requires great precision to target the flames - he only makes it look easy by just snapping his fingers and things going KABOOM around him.

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I did mention above that Roy is deadly only when he focuses, but when he does, oh boy...
Heh, that is true about everybody, not just Roy. I don't know anyone who can be a threat without giving their best - unless the opponent is very weak.
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