Yes, Fullmetal Alchemist characters told us multiple times that the Truth is cruel. But it is not. The Truth doesn’t take anything from them that they couldn’t have with the help of their loved ones.
So, yes, Ed lost his leg and his arm? PINAKO AND (mostly) WINRY ROCKBELL GAVE HIM THAT so he could still stand and fight!
Oh, Al lost his WHOLE BODY?! But his brother kept said body alive, and Al could still fight with Ed in order to get it back. He wasn’t alone, no. He had his brother and his friends and the warmth of their hopes.
And Izumi, she couldn’t be a mom anymore?! WRONG! Because Ed and Al stepped into her life and set her free from the burden of thinking she’d killed her baby twice, and they gave her pride and joy and she loves them like sons!
And finally, Roy. What a shame, he lost his ability to see. No problem, he simply had Hawkeye’s eyes. HAH. Best vision of the whole country for you, thank you, eyes that she used to protect him, eyes of the person he trusted with his LIFE, I mean. I’m even sure he trusts her eyes more than he trusts his own.
The Truth isn’t cruel. The Truth was showing them they were not alone. The Truth is wise, my friends.
FMAB: The men are body builders. The women are weight lifters.
The kings look like this:
See the definition in their muscles? How it shows off their bodies and gives the idea of power?
(Live Action Reference: Dave Batista-WWE)
This by no means indicates that they’re weak. It just means the workouts that the men do are meant to enlarge their physique apposed to increase their strength. Yes, those are two different things.
(Matthias Steiner-Olympics 2008)
This man looks NOTHING like the above picture of the pro-wrestler, yet is lifting
258.0 kg (568 pounds). Again, this doesn’t mean Batista can’t lift that amount. But his body shape gives the impression that it can lift more than Steiner’s.