FMA 30 Day Challenge - Day 29
Day 29- What did you think of the series’ end?
I feel like I may have accidentally answered this already in an earlier question, so I apologize if I sound like a broken record. I have varying opinions depending on which series you’re talking about. As I’ve mentioned before, the ending of the first series was very bittersweet for me. I loved the the brothers got to be together again in the end, but absolutely hated that they had to be separated from their home and everyone they cared about in order to remain a team. On top of this, they had to completely give up alchemy in order to live in our world, which was extremely depressing because it had been their passion for the entire series. I understood and appreciated the ending because it followed the ideas of equivalent exchange and sacrifice that the series had been building throughout, but it still made me sad and left me not quite satisfied with the turnout.
Brotherhood, on the other hand, had an absolutely spectacular ending. It tied up every loose end and was far more happy and optimistic than the original series. There was still a sacrifice, but it was far less substantial and much easier for my poor little fangirl heart to handle. Ed and Winry FINALLY got together and had a family, and nobody was forced to come live in our exceedingly boring world in order for the brothers to stay together. I was perfectly okay with Edward losing only his ability to perform alchemy, for he had done all he wanted/needed to do with the skill and was going to move on to research and improve it for others. All in all, it left me happy and fulfilled (unlike the first series), and I was very pleased with the outcome.
So that’s that. Both series are amazing in their own right, but Brotherhood had the better ending in my opinion. :)