AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series > Retired > Fullmetal Alchemist

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 2009-09-22, 20:47   Link #1
White Manju Bun
Going to supermarket
*Author
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Shibuya Psychic Research
Character Discussion - Winry Rockbell

The purpose of this thread is to provide a place to discuss all things Winry Rockbell, Ed's top-notch mechanic, related.
To keep the discussion enjoyable for all Fullmetal Alchemist fans, please follow the guidelines below and stay on-topic!
Note: Please don't use this for the specifics (i.e. episode, chapter, game, etc. discussion) there are other threads for that stuff.
Thread Guidelines
  • No campaigning!
    No "hate" or "xyz must die" posts. Discuss why you do or don't like characters without whinging and whining or blatantly campaigning for your favourite.

  • Be polite to your fellow forum members.
    Do not insult or harass other members for their likes and dislikes. Do not take it so seriously that you end up in an argument with another forum member because they express a fondness for a character you loathe. Discussion and good spirited banter are always welcome, but harassing people will not be tolerated.

  • Discuss, don't chat.
    Please remember that AnimeSuki is a discussion forum, not a chat room, there is a difference. If you wish to chat, then please make use of our IRC channel.

  • Have fun, but post intelligently.
    It's great to have fun, but please try your best to add substance to what you post and make your thoughts interesting for the generation of fans that will follow after you’re long gone and on to watching some other series.

  • Use Spoiler tags!
    Spoilers are allowed, but they must be enclosed in spoiler tags clearly marked with a proper title. Failure to do this can result in a BAN.

    • Adding a Spoiler tag:
      Just highlight your spoiler and click the button found on the "Quick Reply" and "Reply to Thread" forms. Make sure that you include a title for the spoiler!

    • Please use the Report button if you see any spoilers:
      Click the button found to the left of the post, just under the poster's avatar. Using the Report button is anonymous and helps the Moderators to locate and deal with problems quickly.

    • Posting prohibited spoilers may result in a ban.
      Note: Reporting a post does not mean the poster will be banned instantly. The Moderators will use bans if warnings are repeatedly ignored.
__________________
Archer - F/SNManju's Stuff
"I will always remember
when the Doctor was me."
- 11th Doctor.
White Manju Bun is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 06:16   Link #2
sammybaker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
I like the way she shows her sensitive side...followed by a serious head bashing! She looks like she can really hold her own against other mechanics. Really strong presence!
__________________
Sig removed by Mod (xris).
sammybaker is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 09:04   Link #3
Krazzy Angel
despair v/s hope
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the realm of thoughts...
The little jokes when she wrenches the brothers are really funny... I really liked when she wrenched Ed once and Al tried to catch Ed's soul.
__________________
Far away from the hectic world I close my eyes to remember the past days... I still hope to see you again...
Krazzy Angel is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 10:12   Link #4
Vicious108
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
I like the fact that despite not being a fighter, she is still the one that provides Ed and Al with the most support. Both with automail and on an emotional level.
Vicious108 is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 11:18   Link #5
Kanish
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Winry is such an amazing character in this series. The only dislike I have is for her voice actor.
Kanish is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 11:19   Link #6
Ziziphus
Whatever
 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SEA
Age: 27
Winry is the one to always remind the brothers not to do anything so reckless, because they promised her they wouldn't die and Ed never failed to keep his promises (to Winry).
__________________
Let's go Seishun Fishing! -Tsuritama
Ziziphus is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 12:31   Link #7
Krazzy Angel
despair v/s hope
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the realm of thoughts...
She is a link between Ed and Al's past, present and future.
Also she is quite mature e.g.
Spoiler for manga: winry and scar:
__________________
Far away from the hectic world I close my eyes to remember the past days... I still hope to see you again...

Last edited by Krazzy Angel; 2009-09-23 at 23:07.
Krazzy Angel is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 12:42   Link #8
Shiroth
Beautiful fighter.
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: England, UK
Age: 28
@Krazzy Angel - At least mention that's a manga spoiler in those spoiler tags.
__________________
Shiroth is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 12:47   Link #9
roriconfan
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Thessaloniki - Greece
Send a message via MSN to roriconfan
Amongst the very few female anime characters that are actually not useless.
Glad to see her archetype is used in the Ar Tonelico games as well... Oh, and the Septera Core game as well.
roriconfan is offline  
Old 2009-09-23, 18:14   Link #10
germanturkey
Udon-YAAAAAAAA
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Age: 25
i thought i wouldn't like her VA, but instead she grew on me a lot. she's a perfect fit for her now.
__________________
Aria is the best series EVER. Rewatch Origination with me.

Blessed are those who listen to headphones, for they listen to the sound of heaven.
germanturkey is offline  
Old 2009-09-25, 13:33   Link #11
Tsuyoshi
Disabled By Request
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Great Justice
Send a message via AIM to Tsuyoshi Send a message via MSN to Tsuyoshi
Winry's brilliant. She has that air of innocense about her but she can show a completely different character if you get on her wrong side. She's always helpful to everyone and without her, Ed wouldn't have gotten very far. I really hope he'll be able to recognize just how much she means to him soon.
Tsuyoshi is offline  
Old 2009-09-25, 18:57   Link #12
Yosei
Death by writing
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Hong Kong/Brisbane
I enjoy Winry's character. She is totally relevant to the story and I do not care for the fact that she can't fight. She stands on her own as an important member to the big three: Ed, Al, and herself.
__________________
Some of my writing:

Buddhism and spirituality: Buddhist Door

Fanfiction: Transformers 00
Galaxy Fantasy
Yosei is offline  
Old 2009-10-17, 09:21   Link #13
Krazzy Angel
despair v/s hope
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the realm of thoughts...
I have heard many people hating Winry. I do accept that in the first series she was a bit annoying but in brotherhood and the manga she is so lovable. I wonder why some people dislike her so much. Just because she is a non-fighter is no reason to hate her.
__________________
Far away from the hectic world I close my eyes to remember the past days... I still hope to see you again...
Krazzy Angel is offline  
Old 2009-10-17, 10:34   Link #14
Kirarakim
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazzy Angel View Post
I have heard many people hating Winry. I do accept that in the first series she was a bit annoying but in brotherhood and the manga she is so lovable. I wonder why some people dislike her so much. Just because she is a non-fighter is no reason to hate her.

Thank you, I see people complain for the dumbest reasons concerning Winry.

They say she is pointless because she doesn't fight. But the ignore that she is the one who gave Ed his arm and leg. She is also Ed & Al's constant reminder that they still have a home even though they no longer have a house. And she now has a connection to Scar.

And concerning the Scar thing I see people complain that she didn't shoot Scar. I think they missed the point of that scene.
Kirarakim is offline  
Old 2009-10-17, 13:57   Link #15
GaimeGuy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
There are literally dozens of characters in the Full Metal Alchemist universe that aren't necessary to tell the overall story of the franchise. Characters participate in one or two fights that otherwise don't do anything important. Supporting characters do things that any one of the main characters could have done instead.

The fact that not everything is centered around the main characters of FMA, that not every fight, every plot advancement, every event, every word of wisdom, every act of courage, every epiphanic realization is attributed to Ed or Al or Mustang is what makes Full Metal Alchemist so great. The relations among characters, and the breadth of characters involved in the story, each of whom has some meaningful moment in the spotlight, each of whom has some kind of contribution that breathes life into the Full Metal Alchemist universe, that's what makes Full Metal Alchemist so enjoyable. It's not a story where the main characters are there and everyone else is just around in order to be an obstacle or an asset or a supporting character for the main characters to achieve their ultimate goal. It's a real, breathing world where every individual has his or her own story to tell, and where the overall story transcends any individual person.
GaimeGuy is offline  
Old 2009-10-18, 00:30   Link #16
K_Babyy
Fullmetal Heart
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Florida
Age: 23
I completely agree that she's Ed and Al's reminder that even though they no longer have a house, they still have a home, with her and Pinako.

I get really tired of hearing people complain about how pointless her character is.
__________________

Last edited by K_Babyy; 2009-10-18 at 00:30. Reason: spell check!
K_Babyy is offline  
Old 2009-10-18, 00:50   Link #17
Kakkou
18歳腐った(?)少年
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
I never really cared too much about her in the first series, she's an okay character and the reason I came up with for all the hate she has is because she's in the way of fangirls and their favourite FMA BL pairings =x. I like her more in this series, especially with her parents connection with Scar.
Kakkou is offline  
Old 2009-10-18, 01:54   Link #18
Krazzy Angel
despair v/s hope
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the realm of thoughts...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kakkou View Post
I never really cared too much about her in the first series, she's an okay character and the reason I came up with for all the hate she has is because she's in the way of fangirls and their favourite FMA BL pairings =x.


Winry is the example of the normal people (others are either trained soldiers or alchemists or both).
Some people complain that she is too whiny but each time she cried there was a solid reason. She does not hide her feelings unlike other characters(e.g ED?).
__________________
Far away from the hectic world I close my eyes to remember the past days... I still hope to see you again...
Krazzy Angel is offline  
Old 2009-10-18, 02:00   Link #19
GrahamAker
狙撃する準備ができ
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: in someone's heart!!!
Age: 25
Send a message via Yahoo to GrahamAker Send a message via Skype™ to GrahamAker
if any 1 has a like winry like figure in their life, they are the blessed 1s
__________________
GrahamAker is offline  
Old 2009-10-18, 15:15   Link #20
Ricky Controversy
Frandle & Nightbag
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Winry Rockbell persists where so many others would give up, and has a readily apparent openness to experience that makes her an enjoyable character. All too often in fiction we are shown characters convinced of the absolute correctness of what they have thought or done throughout life, certain that their only option for growth is to become more of what they already are. Winry is a living deconstruction of those presumptuous tendencies, adapting to whatever the situation demands because she cares about the people in her life more than being right.

You go, girl.
__________________
Ricky Controversy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.