gluttony or greed

Okay wait yeah, inspiration just struck me. I think I have a theory going here.

Now, it’s not outright 100% confirmed as of now, but it’s reaaaally obvious that the Homunculi are living, breathing Philosopher’s Stones. Greed and Envy have those telltale red sparks when they regenerate or shapeshift, and we saw Greed get melted down to a red liquid that was identical looking to Marcoh’s prototype he showed off to Edward way back when.

So if the Homunculi are made of Philosopher’s Stones, and the Stones are made of human souls…

And if all of Xerxes fell overnight, and one “survivor” walked out…

Hohenheim is made of Xerxes. The whole ancient race sacrificed at once. To make what I can only assume is Pride.

I must wonder why and how this happened to Xerxes. I must also wonder how Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Greed, Wrath, and Sloth were created.

But I think I should prioritize worrying what Hohenheim is currently plotting under Amestris. We already know the Ishval Genocide was closely related to Hohenheim’s plot, as Wrath ordered it to happen. And then Envy started the Liore riots (which we didn’t really see any conclusion of, mind).

And then… Edward, Alphonse, Izumi, and Mustang are “important sacrifices…”

MY HEAD IS SWIMMING. I HAVE ALL THESE PUZZLE PIECES AND NONE FIT TOGETHER, MAN.

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FMA:B’S HOMUNCULI, THE OUROBOROS TATTOO AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ITS PLACEMENT

  • Gluttony; tongue: represents the desire to satisfy his tastebuds.
  • Lust; chest: obviously it puts some focus on her breasts which fuels sexual lust (I’m looking at you, Havoc!) but it also pertains to the temptations of the heart and body in a more broader sense.
  • Envy; thigh: the desire to walk in other people’s shoes. (Yep, that does relate to Envy’s ability to transform into other people.)
  • Greed; hand: the desire to claim all the possessions one wants.
  • Wrath; eye: represents not only the duality within Bradley’s character as a human-based homunculus, but also the window to the soul and its emotional expression which is often concealed under Bradley’s eyepatch and calm demeanour until something in him finally snaps (pretty much always during battle). While he tries to fool those around him with a calm attitude his anger is always simmering just beneath the surface until he eventually frees his eye from its concealment and out comes his full ferocity.  In other words, don’t bottle up your emotions, kids! Anger itself is not inherently evil. It’s a necessary basic emotion that needs a healthy outlet. Hiding it away however like Bradley eventually leads to evil thoughts and actions. That’s what I took from it at least.
    Also on a visual note, his tattoo gives him a red looking eye which is a common motif for anger and/or evil.

  • Sloth; back: …. Sorry, too much work to explain…. lol jk it’s pretty obvious, though. It’s what you lay on to laze about.
  • Pride; self;  Pride is probably the most interesting homunculus in terms of this list because he doesn’t seem to have the tattoo on him.
    Instead, due to his egocentrism, he personifies it. He doesn’t want a symbol, he wants to BE the symbol.
    So he expresses the ouroboros in a number of ways:
    His shadows tend to act like a serpent; such as when they slither across a surface and coil themselves around their victim (like when Hawkeye was first confronted by him), to even the distorted hissing and rattling sounds they will usually make. His shadowy form also lunge attacks and often resides itself inside a dark, underground tunnel like a snake.
    But the biggest clue is when he eats his own brother (and threatens to eat Greed too). Pride even tries to justify it as non-cannibalism because ‘’the homunculi are a collective” since they’re all just an aspect of Father. While this might be true it also means that eating his own sibling is basically the same as eating himself. Can you say ouroboros?
  • Father; self: Just like with Pride—- who is practically a replica of Father so anything I wrote about Pride could apply to him too— Father lacks the tattoo and did the exact same thing to a ‘greedy’ family member as Pride did later on.  The manga actually hints at Father (and by extension Pride) representing the Ouroboros for committing this action with Chapter 31 titled “The Snake That Eats its Own Tail.”
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When Sakuya offered his help with babysitting, he seriously didn’t expect this many children…. no one does. Mahiru is gonna have to explain to World End later that Sakuya isn’t a criminal also. lol

Mahiru and Sakuya are actual childhood friends in this au btw, so they know each other weaknesses. For example, Sakuya being called Sakkun. (Which I based off this Servamp Drama CD again, where Sakuya CANONALLY gets embarrassed about Mahiru calling him Sakkun!! Go to 8:28 if you click the link) and Sakuya’s older sister is alive in this au too, in case some of you didn’t already know.  

I’ve been working this looooong comic for awhile bit by bit between other art asks. Cause I wanted a few things:

1.) I wanted to at least mention the servamp kids “parent”. (aka “sensei” or the “creator”) I mean who do you think actually provides for 8 children??? We never see him really either cause he’s always working or whatever.

2.) I thought since Sakuya is indeed Mahiru’s best friend in this au, I thought he would have to officially meet the Servamp family at some point. Lol the last time I introduced Sakuya, it became my most popular age au post. Amazing right? 

3.) One more thing, I felt like Little Tsubaki and Sakuya had to meet at some point. It the right thing to do. They still don’t get along well even at alternate ages. hhaaha. 

4.) I know, you people wanted more KuroMahi and some SakuMahi, (I read everyone’s tags so…. ehehheeh…) 

Anyways thank you to everyone who supports this au! I wouldn’t have posted this much if it wasn’t for you all! <3 

the signs as the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Meliodas: Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Ban: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Diane: Taurus, Cancer, Pisces
  • King: Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius
  • Gowther: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio
  • Merlin: Aries, Leo, Libra, Pisces
  • Escanor: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius