FMA 30 Day Challenge - Day 17
Woo, caught up! And this is the best one too! Romance will always be my favorite part of any story.
Day 17- Do you have a favorite ship or crack pairing?
Okay, so there’s a long story behind my intense ship of Royai. When I watched the first series, I was completely OBSESSED with Ed and Winry, to the point where I didn’t acknowledge or notice any other couples in the series. In fact, I’m sad to say that I barely noticed their relationship in the first series (I know; it’s tragic). I knew they had a thing and that the couple existed, but I didn’t really ship it in the first series.
But when I saw Brotherhood, my entire opinion of these two changed. I suddenly went from being indifferent to shipping them harder than I’ve ever shipped anything. Seriously, everything about these two is incredibly sweet. They’re just so real to me. They aren’t overly mushy or sappy; they bicker and tease each other and fuss like a real couple. They have their highs and their lows, but manage to stick by one another through every encounter.
What I love about Royai is that its a relationship based on complete trust, devotion, and loyalty. Both of them would do anything to keep the other safe, even if it meant sacrificing their own lives. You can tell from watching their actions that they truly care for one another, but their relationship is subtle enough that it doesn’t beat you over the head in every episode. To me, they’re the most realistic couple in the entire anime, and I absolutely loved every moment in this show that developed their relationship further. It was a truly beautiful thing to watch. <3
As a side note, however, I loved EVERY couple in this show. My second favorite would obviously have to be Ed and Winry, as I shipped them first. Lan Fan and Ling are also incredibly adorable together, as well as the overload of sugary cuteness that was Al/Mei. Seriously, even the little minor couples in this anime are cute. Royai is forever going to be my favorite after seeing Brotherhood, but I will always stop to appreciate all of the wonderful relationships in this series, romantic or otherwise. FMA is just a giant bucket of cute sometimes.
Also, no crack pairings for me. I’m kind of a strictly canon kinda girl. Always have been, always will be. I mean, seriously; can you blame me? Look at all of the canon cute we get from this show!