At the end of Brotherhood, after Father turns Amestris into a giant philosopher’s stone, what if Hohenheim’s reverse transmutation circle didn’t work quite right?
What if, instead of everyone’s soul returning to their bodies, each soul just went straight to the nearest available human vessel?
Of course, the sacrifices and everyone else down in Father’s underground chamber stayed in their own bodies because they were never part of the transmutation to begin with, but then they have to go back to the surface to fight.
Imagine Roy going up to Riza’s body and finding out that his Lieutenant is no longer able to fight with him.
Imagine Ed and Al realizing that Winry is stuck in someone else’s body, possibly on the other side of Amestris.
Imagine Olivier Armstrong stuck in the body of an adorable 7 year old
But just think about how the final fight against Father would go, if Ed even has a chance at winning without help from soldiers or Mustang.
This AU could have so much potential for angst, yet I can also think of a billion crack!fic ideas too
Miles got to be all “safe” in East City while Olivier was having to literally fight a homunculus in Central. I doubt she’d still be all beat up and bloody by the time they met up again (if you look at her back/shoulder you can see she still has the arm sling) But he had thought that he was gonna lose her so he’s a little teary when he comes to Central after the whole ordeal.