FMA 30 Day Challenge - Day 30
Wow, I finally finished it! I’m super proud I actually managed to make it to the end of this thing. Of course, I did miss a day here and there, but never more than a couple at a time, and I made them all up and posted them eventually. It’s good to know I actually have the integrity to complete one of these things if I’m ever in the mood to start another. Anyways, here’s the last day of the challenge; it’s been a lot of fun picking my favorite moments and characters from this awesome anime over the past month or so.
Day 30- What do you think happens to the characters after the series ended for good?
This is a nice, easy question to end on because half of it’s been answered for me and I love speculating about the rest. Ed and Winry obviously got married and had kids, Mustang became one badass Fuhrer with a weird French mustache, and Ling became the new emperor of Shing. We know all of that fun stuff already. Now for the things I hope happened afterwards. I, of course, would hope that all of my favorite couples from the show (besides Ed and Winry, which is obvious) got their stuff together and hooked up finally. This includes Al/Mei, Havoc/Rebecca, Ling/Lan Fan, and, above all, Roy/Riza.
I’m sad to say it, but I’m not sure if Roy and Riza would ever be able to get together after the series ended. Based on several things I’ve learned from the fandom, it seems that military “fraternization” laws would’ve kept them from every marrying. I KNOW neither of them would ever quit, seeing as they’re both so dedicated to protecting one another, but I hope that they spent their lives defending one another until retirement, when they eventually made their relationship official and married. At least, that’s what my little fangirl heart would like to think.
Ling and Lan Fan are even less likely since their country is probably very strict and I doubt royalty can marry body guards, but that doesn’t stop me from hoping they found a way to be together. I also think that Roy regained his sight and Havoc was cured of his disability (because they are both awesome characters and I think it’d be awesome to see them at their action-packed best again). I think Roy then went on to do what he said he was going to do; make things right with the Ishvalans and lead Amestris into a bright new day.
As for Ed and Al, I’m sure they had a whole new set of adventures on either side of the coast, learning as much as possible about alchemic techniques in order to teach new students the way Izumi taught them. Izumi and Olivier probably teamed up and continued to be badasses in the North (as well as Izumi’s husband and Armstrong, because they’re just awesome together). I’d also like to think that Al and Mei became a canon couple (because they’re darn adorable and really seem to complement one another), and that they both lived long and happy lives together.
Yeah, I know; I’m a huge sucker for mushy things like that. But, in all seriousness, I hope all of the awesome good guys in the show had wonderful, happy endings. I basically hope everyone lived happily ever after and did great, legendary things with their lives, as they deserve so much after the hardships they had to endure throughout the series. I truly hope that Mustang’s time as Fuhrer dawned a new age for everyone, and that war was nonexistent for the rest of their lives (they certainly earned a break from it).
I know I’m probably leaving a ton of specific characters out, but the details are already starting to fuzz out for me since it’s been a little while since I finished Brotherhood. I may just have to go watch the entire series again and see if I can’t come up with more theories…
Anyways, that’s it for me! To anyone who’s actually been following all of these, thanks for taking the time to read my (very insignificant) opinions about this series. I had a lot of fun doing this challenge, and I had even more fun watching the anime that inspired it. :) I look forward to the next challenge that happens to catch my fancy.