Manga and anime character guide

Meet the main characters of Fullmetal Alchemist!

Fullmetal Alchemist It’s an original work by mangaka Hiromu Arakawa and acclaimed around the world as one of the best anime of all time. How about knowing a little more about the most outstanding characters of this series? Come on!

Edward Elric

Edward Elric is our protagonist in Fullmetal Alchemist. The boy loses his right arm and left leg in a failed attempt at Human Transmutation. Despite the tragedy that befell his life, Ed became the youngest ever to be named a Federal Alchemist, at age 12. Three years later, Ed began his search for the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, an item with which he hopes to restore the body of his younger brother, Alphonse Elric, who had his entire body lost after the mistake in human transmutation.

Alphonse Elric

Alphonse Elric is the second protagonist of Fullmetal Alchemist, being the younger brother of the Steel Alchemist, Edward Elric. Al also ends up being a victim of the Human Transmutation that went wrong and ends up taking his entire body, leaving only his soul that was sealed inside a large armor. Now, Al and Ed travel in search of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, an item with the power to restore their bodies and return them to normal.

Winry Rockbell

Winry Rockbell is the female and main supporting character in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. She is a childhood friend of Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, since the boys lived in Resembool. She is almost like a sister to the two of them and they treat each other like family, due to their close upbringing and years of friendship.

Winry grows up and becomes a surgeon and mechanic for the famous automails, the best example being Edward’s prosthetics that the girl is always fixing. She is also one of the characters who serves as Ed’s emotional support and love interest.

Roy Mustang

Roy Mustang is a Federal Alchemist and officer in the Amestris State Armed Forces. He was honored as a hero of the Civil War of Ishval, which led to him becoming a superior and later the superior officer of Edward Elric.

Colonel Mustang plans to become the next Führer of Amestris, having enough potential to fulfill this objective.


Scar is inserted into the story as a serial killer of Federal Alchemists, acting lonely, not using a name and having his own kind of justice according to the fundamental tenets of his religion and, of course, for his revenge and that of his brother. people, who were massacred in the War.

He is one of the survivors of the Ishval Civil War, and his nickname “Scar” comes from the large X-shaped scar located right in the center of his forehead. In addition, his visual also features an alchemical tattoo on his right arm, which originally belonged to his older brother (and which he uses to murder his victims).

Maes Hughes

Maes Hughes is that typical impossible-to-hate character. He was a great soldier, extremely intelligent and competent, being the first among the Federal Alchemists to discover that enemies had infiltrated the headquarters.

He is also remembered for being a very loving father and A-A husband, always talking about how adorable his little daughter is and how much he is in love with his wife. The way he dies leaves all fans outraged to this day, and his wake was one of the saddest scenes in anime.

Riza Hawkeye

Riza Hawkeye is a Lieutenant and an officer in the Amestris State Army, as well as being Colonel Roy Mustang’s right-hand man. She has shown herself to be a sniper and firearms expert, being one of the invaluable resources for the Colonel, whether in the bureaucratic part inside the office, or on the battlefield fighting alongside him. She is certainly his most loyal subordinate.

Ling Yao

The twelfth crown prince of the eastern nation of Xing and the ruler of the Yao clan, Ling appears in the story looking for a way to secure his rightful place on the throne, which is being disputed in a deadly competition between the clan’s branches.

Ling decided that he would travel from Xing to Amestris in an attempt to discover something about the secret of immortality through the Philosopher’s Stone.


One of the Homunculi, greed is the personification of part of the Father’s greed. He has the title “Supreme Shield” for being able to rearrange the carbon in his body to make his skin as hard as a diamond, which makes him impenetrable to most weapons and attacks.

As his name suggests, he is miserly and enjoys living a life of luxury and also has a habit of losing people in the manga. Despite his greedy nature, he seems to care for his subordinates at times.

King Bradley

King Bradley is one of the main antagonist characters in the anime, being one of the seven Homunculi created by Father. He was also the original Führer of Amestris, being the leader of the state. As a warrior, he is seen to possess admirable and above-average swordsmanship. However, in both the manga and the 2009 anime series, he is an important character, being part of the plan to make Amestris a tool to carry out his father’s plan to become the supreme being.

As a Führer, Bradley is well respected, although his political views are questionable in certain cases, as is the example of the Ishval Civil War (which was one of many insurrections aimed at assisting in the creation of an enormous Philosopher’s Stone for the Dad).

Bradley saddle

Selim Bradley is the son of King Bradley, the Führer of Amestris and I’m sure you remember this little boy as one of the main plot twists of the series. In both the manga and in the 2009 series, he ended up revealing himself as the Pride, the first Homunculus created by Father. He ended up embodying the cruelest, most harmful and purest evil.

He despises humans and respects only the Homunculi, believing them to be superior beings. Furthermore, he is second in command of the Homunculi, being the strongest among them.


Like the other Homunculi, Lust is the embodiment of the Father’s lust. Her creator is mildly flirtatious, but she likes an object of desire to others, nurturing their desires so that she can fulfill her duties that were ordained by the Father.

She was usually partnered with Gluttony, with whom she seemed to have a very particular, even almost maternal, closeness and partnership.


Envy is the personification of part of the envy of the Father, its creator. This Homunculus is genderless and has the ability to change its physical form, being able to take the form of any existing person. You sure remember him and hate him due to this ability as he used it to kill Hughes using his cruelty by turning into the officer’s wife.

It’s a being that exists only to make humans suffer, hating humans more than any other Homunculus, that’s why it ends up being so cruel and sick. He is also one of two Homunculi who possess a “true form”, which are nothing more than the physical incarnations of his traits and personality, which end up taking shape when he is about to be defeated.


Sloth is the Homunculus that represents the personification of some of the Father’s sloths, either in the manga or the 2009 anime. When in combat, Sloth is able to use his fists and his wrist chains in conjunction with his super strength. .

He can also crush and tear through solid rock and even steel using his bare hands. He can also crush a human body with ease, even if accidentally.


Gluttony is often seen eating the remains of a random person or creature, particularly the victims of his fellow Homunculi, unless he receives a direct order to devour someone. He usually appears accompanied by Lust.

Van Hohenheim

Van Hohenheim is an older and extremely powerful alchemist, as well as being the father of Edward and Alphonse. He mysteriously disappeared during the boys’ childhood, but returned midway through the series in order to right the wrongs he had made in his secret past.


Known as the Original Homunculus, he is also called “Dwarf in the Bottle” (by Hohenheim) and “Father” (by his “children”). This is the main antagonist of Fullmetal Alchemist, being the creator of the Homunculi that we’ve seen so far.

He aims to become absolutely “superior” to the human race. One of his physical appearances bears a close resemblance to Van Hohenheim. That’s because Father was created with a mixture between the essence of the Eye and some blood from the Hohenheim, which resulted in this dark form that inherited a lot of knowledge. Even when it comes to knowledge, only the Eye and the Truth surpass him in this regard.

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