Full metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Two brothers lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of "alchemy", they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her. The process fails, and as a toll for using this type of alchemy, the older brother, Edward Elric loses his left leg while the younger brother, Alphonse Elric loses his entire body. To save his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm and is able to affix his brother's soul to a suit of armor. With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs - "automail" - to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the Philosopher's Stone to return the brothers to their original bodies, even if it means becoming a "State Alchemist", one who uses his/her alchemy for the military.

English Cast


Edward is played by ____ of ____.

Edward Elric (エドワード・エルリック ,Edowādo Erurikku?), the "Fullmetal Alchemist", the youngest State Alchemist in history, serves as the major protagonist of the series. He and his younger brother, Alphonse Elric, scour the world in search of the Philosopher's Stone in the hopes of restoring their bodies. Edward lost his right arm and left leg in a failed attempt to revive his mother using Alchemy, and now employs the use of metal prosthetics known as Automail. Edward harbors a sharp sensitivity to his short height; a recurring gag in both the anime and manga is for Edward to overly react to people that call him short.


Alphonse is played by ____ of ____.

Alphonse Elric (アルフォンス・エルリック ,Arufonsu Erurikku?), the younger brother of Edward Elric, did not become a State Alchemist at the request of his brother. Together he and Ed scour the world in search of the Philosopher's Stone in the hopes of restoring their bodies. Unlike Edward, who lost one arm and one leg in the failed attempt to revive his mother, Al lost his entire body. At the last moment, Ed sealed Al's soul in giant armor, making him almost invulnerable. Because of his size and being a suit of armor, a running gag is he is always mistaken as being the older brother and the Full Metal.

Roy Mustang

Roy is played by ____ of ____.

State Alchemist Roy Mustang (ロイ・マスタング ,Roi Masutangu?), the "Flame Alchemist", holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the State Military at the start of the series, was initially a Colonel when first introduced to Edward and Alphonse, and was promoted to Brigadier General by the end of the first anime series. He aims towards becoming the next Fuhrer of Amestris, heavily relying on the support of his loyal subordinates to propel him along that path.[7] Mustang would find this path interrupted by the murder of his best friend and confidant, Maes Hughes, afterwards, beginning an almost behind-the-scenes investigation into finding the true culprit.

King Bradley

King Bradley is the Fuhrer of the Amestris state military and has all state alchemist under his direct command. King Bradley almost always maintains a kind and calm demeanor even when issuing orders to engage in battle. This trait often confuses his subordinates, and Roy Mustang admits that he "can't figure the guy out." King Bradley has a son, Selim, and an unnamed wife.

Isaac McDougall

The Ice Alchemist and defector from the Amestris army after the Ishbal war. Apparently aware of a conspiracy within the military government and is attempting to destroy it.


Lust is the first Homunculus formally introduced in the series and is frequently seen dealing with various individuals, attempting to convince them to create the Philosopher's Stone for her master. Gaining true humanity is the focal point of her ambition, arguably much more so than the rest of the Homunculi.

Alex Louis Armstrong

Major Alex Louis Armstrong, the Strong Arm Alchemist, was born into an elite family of alchemists and has mastered his family's techniques. Members of his family have, in the past, filled the highest military and political positions in the state. He acquired his alchemy titles for his skill of using arm strength in his alchemy. All though he may look intimidating, he is really friendly and (overly)affectionate, and often stays behind or risks his life for the safety of others. He also has a tendency to show off techniques passed down to him to his enemies, and make them feel somewhat awkward during a battle.

Riza Hawkeye

Riza Hawkeye (リザ・ホークアイ, Riza Hōkai?) is Roy Mustang's most trusted subordinate. She carries out many of the tasks he is too lazy to do, acts as his personal assistant, and protects him from danger. She also doubles as his voice of reason, keeping cool in heated situations and scolding him when he allows his emotions to get in the way. Riza and Roy seem to share a close relationship in both adaptations of Fullmetal Alchemist; in the anime she identifies him as her most precious person, whereas in the manga she loses her resolve to live when believing he has been killed. Riza specializes in firearms, particularly sniper rifles, and can hit nearly any target with lethal accuracy. She adopts a dog, called Black Hayate (ブラックハヤテ, Burakkuhayate?), in both the anime and the manga, which she raises with stern discipline; when Hayate goes to the bathroom inside, she shoots at the wall behind him to reinforce that doing so is bad.

While Riza does not extend far past the role of Mustang's subordinate in the anime, she takes on a more central role in the manga. When Mustang begins to learn too much about the homunculi, Riza is reassigned as King Bradley assistant, a hostage to be used if Mustang steps out of line. Though she no longer works under Mustang, she still keeps an eye out for ways to make his plans of becoming Führer come true; she discovers that King Bradley's son, Selim Bradley, is a homunculus, and sends her discovery to him as soon as she can. She eventually defects from the military so that she can help Mustang overthrow King Bradley.

Maes Hughes

Maes Hughes is a character that is hard not to love. He is often seen as the comedy relief but has his debuts as a serious and skilled fighter. He is best friends with Roy Mustang (and would do anything to help Roy achieve his goals) and a loving and devoted husband/father. Maes would do anything for his wife Gracia and always carries pictures of his daughter Elycia in his uniform and never misses a chance to show everyone how cute she is. He starts out in the anime as a Major in the Investigation Division and eventually becomes a Lieutenant Colonel and then Brigadier General near the end of the show.



Winry is played by ____ of ____.

Winry Rockbell (ウィンリィ・ロックベル ,Uinrī Rokkuberu?), a childhood friend of Edward and Alphonse Elric, lives with her grandmother [Pinako Rockbell] in Risembool, who raised her after the death of her parents during the Ishbal War. In the manga series, her parents were killed by Scar in a blind rage, while in the anime, they were executed by a younger Roy Mustang under Military order. Winry is a practicing and gifted automail mechanic, following in her grandmother's footsteps, continually designing and maintaining Edward Elric's automail prosthetics. In the manga, Winry is often used as an unwitting hostage by the homunculi to insure the Elrics' subservience to the State.


Scar is a disturbed loner. His right arm does not belong to him, but his brother. His brother was obsessed with finding the Philosopher's Stone and tattooed his whole body. During the war, an alchemist came and killed his brother, cut off Scar's arm and gave him the 'X' scar on his forehead.
Scar believes he must eradicate all evil and he thinks every alchemist is evil. He pursues Edward, but doesn't attack Alphonse.
Scar and Lust have some sort of history that is explained all too briefly.


Greed is a homunculus, with his ouroboros tattoo located on the back of his left hand. His homunculus ability is the "Ultimate Shield". The Ultimate Shield strengthens the atomic bonds of the atoms that make up his skin to make it harder than diamond. Greed can use his shield in either isolated spots on his body, or cover his entire body, which gives him a monstrous appearance.

Greed does not get along with the other homunculi. He had been imprisoned at Lab 5 (it is hinted that he was imprisoned for disobeying the homunculi master) until an explosion broke his seal. He then freed the caged chimera at Lab 5 in exchange for helping him get his revenge on the other homunculi and their master. Upon learning of Alphonse's immortal body and his immunity to things like hunger and fatigue, he kidnapped Alphonse, demanding that Ed tell him how it was done so he can be sealed to armor the same way.


A homunculus who has the power to eat anything and everyone, and he is always hungry for more. Is rather simple minded and has developed a child-like attachment to Lust.


He was Father Cornello's right-hand man and a devout follower of his religion. Shortly after Ed and Al's arrival in Lior, Cornello explained to Cray that Ed was in fact a State Alchemist, and was most likely in Lior for reconnaissance purposes. Consequently, Cornello ordered Cray to eliminate the Elrics in the name of their god, but he failed when a shot meant to take off Alphonse's head only revealed his empty armor. During the siege of Lior, Cray was devoured by Gluttony when he looked for Cornello and found the Homunculi instead.

Cray's skeleton can be seen in Gluttony's stomach near the end of chapter 50.


An androgynous figure with a dry wit, Envy (エンヴィー, Envī) had the ability to shape-shift. He lives up to his namesake by revealing his envy towards other people's happiness in general, but particularlytowards Hoenheim's affection towards his sons, the Elric brothers. This is because Envy was originally the son Hoenheim had with Dante.


Cornello is a low-rate alchemist and a fraud. He uses what he thinks is the Philosopher's Stone to fool the people of Lior into thinking that he is sent by the Sun God Leto with the power to perform miracles, including resurrecting the dead. Although he uses alchemy to bring prosperity to the desert city, his true intention is to convert the citizens into a fanatical army. The Elric brothers expose him for a fraud, and shortly afterward the incomplete Philosopher's Stone becomes unstable and shatters as it tears his arm into a mass of flesh and metal.

After the Elrics undermine his plan and Cornello is no longer of any use to the Homunculi, he is consumed by Gluttony. Envy, disguised as Cornello, maintains the deception until Lior is subjugated by the State Military. In the manga, Lust tells Gluttony he'd be better off not eating a fourth-rate fraud like Cornello, and kills him herself. Gluttony eats Cornello's dead body afterwards, Lust replying to Gluttony rather annoyed "I thought I told you not to eat that".

Vato Falman

Warrant Officer Vato Falman escorts General Hakuro back from his vacation and works in the investigation department under Lieutenant Hughes, as well as aiding Roy Mustang at Eastern Headquarters. After Hughes's untimely death, Falman begs Mustang to let him join the team, and after thinking it through Mustang allows him to transfer with him back to Central. Falman is particularly known for his precision and data. Falman is overly formal, causing some of his comrades to wish he would lighten up.

Kain Fuery

Master Sergeant Kain Fuery is a kind man who cares for animals and everyone else. He was the one who brought Black Hayate into the eastern Headquarters, though he freaked out about Riza's methods of training. He is part of Roy Mustang's group and is the youngest member, the only noncommissioned officer in the group. Fuery is extremely talented with radio signals. Fuery is the soft-spoken technical wizard under Mustang's command. He isn't used to much hand to hand fighting, but is handy enough in a pinch.

Jean Havock

Second Lieutenant Jean Havoc likes to smoke, and is almost always pictured with a cigarette in his mouth. He is a fair shot with a gun, and one of Roy Mustang's loyal followers; he gives Edward a stern talking-to when Ed bad-mouths Mustang for only caring about promotions. Havoc is a strict man of duty, a very by-the-book soldier, even if he doesn't always agree with the orders.

Zolf J. Kimbley

Zolf J. Kimblee ( spelled Solf J. Kimblee in the Japanese manga) is an ex-war criminal and a veteran of the Ishbal War. His alchemy title refers to his use of sulfur in the human body to create explosive fluids, turning people into living bombs.

With a far more subtle, polite approach to evil than his Anime counterpart, the Manga's Kimblee spearheaded the Ishballan Extermination Campaign, and was one of the few, if not the only, State Alchemists to utilized the full power of the Philosopher's Stones fabricated at Lab 5. His personality seems almost split in two; at times he can be polite, if curt, straightforward, rational, and "civilized." He even seemed to have a certain respect for Winry's parents because of their devotion to their duty. However, in battle he displays an uncanny and foreboding demeanor in favor of destruction and damnation (he once reprimand Riza and others for being "ununderstandable", for not accepting their role as murderers, as soldiers, despite many humans they killed), using one of his own subordinates to demonstrate his destructive powers. Kimblee's powers appear to be much the same as those in the Anime, except that he can transmute and detonate from a distance as well, using the ground as a connecting force, causing huge explosions (though probably it is because his force is imbued with Philosopher's Stone).

Maria Ross

Second Lieutenant Maria Ross is put in charge of taking care of the Elric brothers during their stay in Central. She and her partner Brosh were assigned the task of guarding the Elrics due to Scar's return in Central and his previous attempt on Ed and Al's lives. Almost immediately, she takes on the role of a parental figure. She tries to give guidance to the brothers whenever she can. She took a liking to Ed and Al, and risked her life to calm Ed down when he was absorbing the red stone material inside laboratory 5. Both she and her partner Denny Brosh work under Major Alex Louis Armstrong.

Rose Tomas

Rosé is from the city of Lior in a remote region of the East. She was a devout follower of Cornello's teachings because she felt that he would use his powers to bring her boyfriend, Kain, back to life. Instead, Cornello created a talking parrot chimera to mimic Kain's voice. When Rosé discovered this, he locked her in the room with it, using the incomplete Philosopher's Stone to get it to attack her. Al saved her, and together with Ed, they discredited Cornello.
After Cornello's plan had been exposed and with her hope shattered, Rosé was forced to start over and persevere through hard times when the military intervened in Lior. Rosé was imprisoned by the military. When she is next shown, she is free and has a child. It is unknown how she got it, though it is implied that she was raped while in military custody. Scar uses her as the symbol of hope for the people of Lior, referred to as the Holy Mother. Later, seeing Edward paralyzed at the sight of Sloth, Rosé gets her voice back and uses what he told her before to snap him out of it. She became targeted as Dante's next vessel with the new Philosopher's Stone. Dante hypnotized Rosé, and her baby was used by Dante to open the Gate. While she's kept with Dante in the underground city, Edward finds her dancing alone in the ballroom under the trance. While the two of them are dancing, Rose tells Edward that she had been waiting for him. She then tells Ed that she loves him. Edward blushes and pushes her away, asking if she knows what she's saying and that they're "just friends". It is unclear if Rose said it under Dante's "hypnosis" or genuinely loves him. (In the Japanese dialogue, Rosé doesn't tell Ed that she loves him. Although, it is somewhat implied she might say it and Edward pushes her away and asks if Al was brought there.)

Edward's death breaks her trance. At the end of the anime, Rosé and her child appear to have moved to Risembool, living happily with Winry and Pinako.

Shou Tucker

The "Sewing-Life" Alchemist who created a talking chimera. Later on it is realized that the first speaking chimera he created was made from lab animals and his wife who he transmuted into a chimera out of a fit of anger. He also created a second "talking chimera" by transmuting his daughter Nina and his dog.

Later on he is scene at the abandoned lab he makes another appearance. He is first thought to be a chimera by Ed. When he turns around Ed can see Shou's twisted body wrapped around the creature's upper body due to a failed alchemy experiment. Shou then wishes Ed to complete the philosopher's stone so he can then resurrect Nina whom he killed in the first place.